Valiant Joins Madefire “Print Books” on iOS and Android for Day-and-Date Digital Releases, Digital Collections

New Partnership Launches with 99-Cent Sale of “Quantum and Woody” by Christopher Priest & M.D. Bright

ValiantPrintValiant Entertainment is proud to announce a new partnership with Madefire – the cutting-edge digital comics platform – to bring Valiant’s complete library of award-winning comic book and collections to the newly launched “Print Books” storefront on Madefire’s iOS and Android apps.

Celebrating traditional comics in the digital space, Madefire now features an honest and simple reading experience with a page-view interface and pinch-and-zoom navigation called Print Books. Alongside the benchmark reading experience in Motion Books, digital comics and graphic novels in their authentic form will now be available via Madefire’s In-App Purchases directly on your mobile, tablet and web devices.

Featuring day-and-date releases of Valiant’s latest monthly titles – including X-O Manowar, Unity, Rai, Armor Hunters, The Delinquents, and more – the critically acclaimed comics publisher will soon make available its complete back catalog of best-selling comic books and graphic novels, beginning today with the launch of the Quantum and Woody Classic 99-Cent Sale – the first ever Madefire-exclusive sale on the iOS and Android platforms.

169_Quantum-and-WoodyFeaturing the complete run of Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright‘s seminal series – including Quantum and Woody (1997) #0–21 and #32 – rediscover one of the most beloved series of the past two decades through Madefire’s exclusive 99-cent sale before Priest and Bright’s Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody #1 (of 5) arrives in stores this October.

“Valiant is enthused and excited to join Madefire’s expansion into day-and-date digital releases and back catalog releases,” said Gavin Cuneo, CFO & Head of Strategic Development for Valiant Entertainment. “Valiant has one of the most cherished libraries of content anywhere in the history of comics, and, with Madefire’s recent expansion into ‘Print Books,’ we look to at last making it available for Madefire’s passionate audience of fans and readers around the world.”

“Valiant are producing some of the best looking books in the business right now, thanks to great talent and a stable of classic characters,” said Madefire Co-Founder and CCO Liam Sharp. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring not only their ground-breaking motion books to the Madefire app, but also their extensive back catalog of print material, featuring many fondly remembered gems.”

Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 publishing relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most commercially and critically successful independent publishers in the industry today with an initial slate of titles that included X-O Manowar by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord; Harbinger by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans; and Archer & Armstrong by the New York Times best-selling creative team of writer Fred Van Lente and artist Clayton Henry.

After multiple awards and nominations, including a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year, Valiant ventured even farther in 2013 with the debut of its first crossover event, Harbinger Wars, and the release of Unity #1 by writer Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite – the year’s highest charting debut issue from a non-premier publisher with sales in excess of 70,000 copies. This May, Valiant followed up with “Valiant First” – an all-new line of titles led by the smash-hit ongoing series, Rai, and its biggest crossover event to date, Armor Hunters. Most recently, on the heels of 16 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards, the publisher has announced The Valiant – a prestige format mini-series from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt with art by Eisner Award winner Paolo Rivera.

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

About Madefire
Founded in 2011 by Ben Wolstenholme, Liam Sharp and Eugene Walden, Madefire is a media and technology company. Madefire has built the Motion Books publishing platform that provides artists, writers and publishers tools for creating a new reading format called Motion Books. Madefire is backed by Toni Schneider at True Ventures, The recent CEO of Automattic, makers of WordPress, as well as Bill Woodward (Anthem Ventures, former Chairman of Macromedia). The Advisory Board also includes industry leaders Mike McCue, CEO and Founder of Flipboard, angel investor Sina Tamaddon, former Senior Vice President of Applications for Apple Inc, Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all time, and Bill Sienkiewicz, widely recognized as one of the greatest innovators of sequential art. For more information go to madefire.com.


Valiant Entertainment Partners with DriveThruComics.com for DRM-Free Digital Comics Library, Day-and-Day Date New Releases

DRIVETHRUCOMICS_logoValiant Entertainment is proud to announce a new partnership with DriveThruComics.com to make Valiant’s complete, award-winning library of modern and classic content comic available as DRM-free digital files. Beginning today, DriveThruComics.com will also offer Valiant’s monthly comics titles as day-and-date new releases and will soon host Valiant’s complete catalog of single issues and collections – all in a DRM-free PDF format. Valiant’s new partnership with DriveThruComics.com marks the first time that the publisher has made its titles available in such a format anywhere online.

To launch this new slate of offerings, head to DriveThruComics.com now to download each of Valiant’s best-selling #1 issues for free for the next 30 days. Visit DriveThruComics.com now to download the acclaimed first issues of all of Valiant’s fan favorite ongoing series, including:

“Fan support for Valiant’s first RPG at DriveThruComics.com’s sister site, DriveThruRPG.com, has been huge! In conjunction with Catalyst Game Lab’s launch of the Valiant Universe RPG, we’re proud to offer our a complete selection of comics from Valiant’s award-winning library to DriveThruComics.com’s passionate fans,” said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment.

“Valiant has some of the most exciting and entertaining comics on the market today,” said Matt M. McElroy, Director of Publishing for DriveThruComics.com. “Several members of the DriveThruComics crew were already huge fans of the Valiant characters and creators, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to have these books available on our site.”

Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 publishing relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most commercially and critically successful independent publishers in the industry today with an initial slate of titles that included X-O Manowar by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord; Harbinger by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans; and Archer & Armstrong by the New York Times best-selling creative team of writer Fred Van Lente and artist Clayton Henry.

After multiple awards and nominations, including a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year, Valiant ventured even farther in 2013 with the debut of its first crossover event, Harbinger Wars, and the release of Unity #1 by writer Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite – the year’s highest charting debut issue from a non-premier publisher with sales in excess of 70,000 copies. This May, Valiant followed up with “Valiant First” – an all-new line of titles led by the smash-hit ongoing series, Rai, and its biggest crossover event to date, Armor Hunters. Most recently, on the heels of 16 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards, the publisher has announced The Valiant – a prestige format mini-series from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt with art by Eisner Award winner Paolo Rivera.

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

About DriveThruComics.com
DriveThruComics.com is the first online retailer to specialize in offering digital comics for immediate download. DriveThruComics.com is part of a family of sites operated by OneBookShelf. From games to comics to fiction to cards, starting an account on any of the OneBookShelf sites gives you access to thousands of titles to satisfy the inner geek, grognard, or gamer in all of us. The site’s continued mission is to support comic publishers and provide fans with a great selection of digital comics to download legally. On the Web: DriveThruComics.com


BLOODSHOT #25 – Milligan, LaRosa, Chaykin, Swierczynski, and More Assault Valiant’s Giant-Sized Anniversary Blowout in November!

BS_025_COVER-A_LAROSAIn the tradition of X-O MANOWAR #25, HARBINGER #25, and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25… a murderer’s row of all-star talents is going all-in for an oversized, 48-page anniversary blowout chronicling the classified history of Valiant’s most dangerous, most brutal, most relentless hero – BLOODSHOT!

As revealed at USA Today, Valiant will soon unleash BLOODSHOT #25 – an oversized milestone featuring a who’s who of comics talents from throughout Bloodshot’s bullet-riddled history including Peter Milligan (X-Men: Legacy), Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX), Howard Chaykin (Satellite Sam), Duane Swierczynski (Deadpool vs. X-Force), Manuel Garcia (Black Widow), Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre), Al Barrionuevo (The Authority), Justin Jordan (Spread), Rafer Roberts (X-O Manowar #25), Barry Kitson (Empire), and newcomer Daniel Kibblesmith!

Meet the man behind Bloodshot – or is he? – when one soldier’s untapped killer instinct takes over in a feature-sized lead tale of blood, guts, and heart by Peter Milligan and Lewis LaRosa! PLUS…an all-new story by comics master Howard Chaykin! The original BLOODSHOT launch team of Duane Swierczynski and Manuel García join forces once again for a brand new adventure! AND…Duffy Boudreau and Al Barrionuevo take you on Bloodshot’s journey from the end of the line with H.A.R.D. Corps to the Colombian jungle where Unity found him!

BS_025_COVER-B_BARRIONUEVOPacked to the rafters with bonus stories and artwork and a complete cover gallery of Bloodshot’s exploits from 1993 to today, the BLOODSHOT #25 anniversary extravaganza also also features standard covers by Lewis LaRosa and Al Barrionuevo; incentive variant covers by Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) and Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates); and a new throwback variant featuring Bloodshot’s original logo and trade dress design by Bloodshot co-creator and comics legend Don Perlin (The Defenders).

BLOODSHOT #25 is going to be a remarkable milestone for Valiant on multiple levels,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Not only is it the fourth Valiant launch series to cross the 25-issue threshold, but, with Bloodshot taking a lead role in THE VALIANT in just a few months, the timing couldn’t be better to celebrate one of the most iconic and successful characters in the entire Valiant catalog. There is a reason why fans continue to be drawn to this one-of-a-kind creation, and we’ve lined up an all-star cast to give him the anniversary celebration he deserves.”

In the wake of the devastating events of BLOODSHOT #25, Valiant’s most wanted man-at-arms steps directly into THE VALIANT – the highly anticipated prestige format mini-series from superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera beginning in December. An entirely self-contained comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

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BLOODSHOT #25 (ANNIVERSARY BLOWOUT!)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN, HOWARD CHAYKIN, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, DUFFY BOUDREAU, JUSTIN JORDAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH, and MORE!
Art by LEWIS LAROSA, HOWARD CHAYKIN, MANUEL GARCIA, AL BARRIONUEVO, RAFER ROBERTS, BARRY KITSON, and MORE!
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by AL BARRIONUEVO
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Throwback Variant by DON PERLIN
Variant COver by BRYAN HITCH
$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | COMING IN NOVEMBER!

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John Layman, Khari Evans, Andy Kuhn, Ramon Villalobos and More Join ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 – A Giant-Sized Anniversary Hullabaloo!

AA_025_COVER-A_HENRYThis October, somebody call the fire marshall because ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25′s epic rager is about to get out of control!

Valiant is proud to announce that New York Times best-selling writer John Layman (Chew, Detective Comics) will join red-hot artists Joe Eisma (Morning Glories), Khari Evans (Harbinger), Andy Kuhn (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Ramon Villalobos (Original Sins) as the latest colossal talents stepping on board ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 – October’s oversized, 48-page anniversary celebration of Valiant’s conspiracy-smashing, globe-trotting adventure duo!

“Archer & Armstrong is absolutely fantastic, and I’m stoked to be part of this landmark issue,” said writer John Layman. “I really love the entire vibe of the book – a buddy action comedy, full of conspiracy and history, and then injected with just pure fantastic gonzo madness. I love books where you can tell the creator is having a good time, because it’s infectious. I’m recommending Archer & Armstrong to anybody who likes fun comics.”

Layman, Evans, Kuhn, and Villalobos are just the latest additions to an already star-studded roster of comics talents set to contribute to Valiant’s next great oversized anniversary milestone, and will join previously solicited creators Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man), Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars), Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal), Justin Jordan (Spread), Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom), Joey Esposito (Captain Ultimate), Donny Cates (Buzzkill), Eliot Rahal (Dark Horse Presents), Juan Doe (Legion of Monsters), Barry Kitson (Legion of Super-Heroes), and more for ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25‘s jam-packed celebration!

AA_025_COVER-B_CRYSTALFresh off of three nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards – including nods for Best Continuing or Limited Series, Most Promising New Talent, and the Special Award for Humor in Comics – Valiant’s history mystery sensation celebrates 25 titanic issues in style this October with a power-packed line-up tackling tales of Archer & Armstrong past, present, and future:

  • “Back to the Beginning” by Fred Van Lente & Clayton Henry
  • “Immortal Combat” by John Layman & Ramon Villalobos
  • A Prelude to November’s Archer & Armstrong: The One Percent #1 by Ray Fawkes & Andy Kuhn
  • “Armstrong in…Forever and a Day” by Justin Jordan & Rafer Roberts
  • “Happy Returns” by Joey Esposito & Joe Eisma
  • “Armstrong’s First Drink” by Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal & Khari Evans
  • The Official Archer & Armstrong Drinking Game by Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal & Juan Doe
  • And much, much more!

The immortal philanderer currently called Armstrong and his headstrong teenage partner are throwing a party on October 29th and YOU’RE INVITED, only in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 – featuring covers by all-star Archer & Armstrong legends Clayton Henry, Shawn Crystal, Pere Perez, Jim Calafiore, and Michael Walsh! (Please pre-order with your local comics retailer to RSVP, bro.)

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 (ANNIVERSARY HULLABALOO!)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE, JOHN LAYMAN, RAY FAWKES, JOEY ESPOSITO, JUSTIN JORDAN, DONNY CATES & ELIOT RAHAL, JUSTIN JORDAN, , and MORE!
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, RAMON VILLALOBOS, ANDY KUHN, JOE EISMA, KHARI EVANS, JUAN DOE, RAFER ROBERTS, BARRY KITSON and MORE!
Cover A by CLAYTON HENRY (AUG141720)
Cover B by SHAWN CRYSTAL (AUG141721)
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (AUG141722)
Throwback Variant by JIM CALAFIORE (AUG141723)
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (AUG141724)
$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 10/29/14 (FOC – 10/6/14)

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Consider VALIANT at the 2014 HARVEY AWARDS!

QUANTUM AND WOODY Leads as the Industry’s Most Nominated Series!

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Valiant is the proud recipient of 16 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards! Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art.

A wide number of Valiant titles and creators earned nominations this year at the Harvey Awards with Quantum and Woody leading the pack as the industry’s most nominated series of the year. We’d like to thank all of the comics professionals who nominated Valiant’s titles and creators, and would like to implore all eligible voters to consider Valiant’s nominations in the following categories before voting ends on Monday, August 18, 2014:

Best Writer
James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment

Best Letterer
Dave Lanphear, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment

Best Colorist
Brian Reber, UNITY, Valiant Entertainment

Best Cover Artist
Andrew Robinson, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment

Most Promising New Talent
James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
Pere Pérez, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER WARS, Valiant Entertainment

Best New Series
QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment

Best Continuing or Limited Series
ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment

Best Graphic Album – Previously Published
HARBINGER VOLUME 1: OMEGA RISING, Valiant Entertainment

Best Single Issue or Story
UNITY #1, Valiant Entertainment

Best Domestic Reprint Project
VALIANT MASTERS: NINJAK VOLUME 1 – BLACK WATER, Valiant Entertainment
VALIANT MASTERS: SHADOWMAN VOLUME 1 – SPIRITS WITHIN, Valiant Entertainment

Special Award for Humor in Comics
James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
Fred Van Lente, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment

Special Award for Excellence in Presentation
HARBINGER WARS, Josh Johns and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment
UNITY, Alejandro Arbona, Josh Johns, and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment

Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators – those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit, or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. They are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. Thank you to all that have already participated by submitting a nomination ballot.

Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by Monday, August 18, 2014. Full submission instructions can be found on the final ballot. Voting is open to anyone professionally involved in a creative capacity within the comics field. Final ballots are available at www.harveyawards.org.

The ceremony and banquet for the 2014 Harvey Awards will be held at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con on Saturday night, September 6th. Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 5-7, 2014.

We’ll see you in Baltimore! Viva Valiant!


Peter Milligan and Cary Nord Unleash an All-New Epic in ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 – Coming in November!

EW_DOS_001_COVER-A_HITCHFrom steel comes salvation!

This November, master storyteller Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, Shade the Changing Man) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan) join forces for an epic saga of swords, savagery, and steel in ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of a new three-issue mini-series chronicling the brutal and bloodied history of Valiant’s immortal champion in sweeping scope and bone-crushing scale!

For more than 10,000 years, the Eternal Warrior has stood on guard, protecting the Earth from all who would seek to do it harm. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. Confident in his role, the Eternal Warrior believed he had seen and survived it all…until a mysterious quest in the tenth century led him to question the very foundation of his existence. After completing another brutal mission at the behest of the Geomancers, the Earth’s undying guardian is approached with a cryptic task: to find and save a newborn child – in whose hands might rest the fate of an entire people. But when a thousand conquering Magyar invaders join the quest for the child, can history’s most expert killer be trusted to keep one precious life alive?

“The Eternal Warrior is a character of immense proportions with literally thousands of stories waiting to be told throughout history. Peter and Cary are two masterclass storytellers, and have forged a story that befits the awesome scale and scope,” said series editor Alejandro Arbona. “Set against the backdrop of one of the most ferocious periods in all of human history, Peter has not only delivered an intense action-packed story but one that is also incredibly moving and thought-provoking. And Cary has delivered a herculean effort, producing incredibly detailed and awe-inspiring pages that have to be seen to be believed.”

EW_DOS_001_COVER-B_SANDOVALBefore Gilad joins Bloodshot and an all-star cast of Valiant’s greatest heroes for a brand-new crusade against the Immortal Enemy in THE VALIANT #1 – a new four-issue prestige format mini-series by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt and Paolo Rivera beginning this December – take up the blade and discover the roots of Earth’s immortal champion in ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 – arriving in comic shops everywhere this November from all-star creators Peter Milligan and Cary Nord!

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by CARY NORD
Cover A by BRYAN HITCH
Cover B by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by CARY NORD
B&W Sketch Variant by CARY NORD
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | COMING IN NOVEMBER!

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First Look: THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 – The Astonishing New Adventure Continues in October!

DRMIRAGE_002_COVER_FOREMANValiant is proud to present an advance preview of THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 – arriving in stores on October 8th! After RAI… After ARMOR HUNTERS… The VALIANT FIRST initiative begins a breathtaking new journey into the realms of the unknown with an all-new mini-series debut from Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages, Captain Marvel) and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil, Age of Apocalypse)!

Leaving her mortal body in deadly danger, the spirit of Dr. Mirage is about to enter the afterlife’s web of worlds, and begin the fight to win back the husband she thought she’d lost forever. But enemies lie in wait everywhere, and while demons and beasts besiege Mirage in the spirit world, an unexpected new eruption of evil will threaten her life on Earth…

“I think this is a really fun and interesting book because I think of it as mostly a quest narrative with a grown woman at its center,” writer Jen Van Meter told ComicsAlliance. “I don’t see a ton of those. I did want the first issue to feel magical. The trick was to give her this real technician’s personality. In the face of that, what would look awe-inspiring or stunning or shocking to her?”

Death is just the beginning…and, on October 8th, Dr. Mirage’s obsessive, astonishing quest into the lands of the dead to rescue her lost love continues in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 – featuring a cover by fan-favorite artist Travel Foreman (Animal Man)!

And don’t miss the FIRST ISSUE of this visionary new adventure in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 – on sale September 3rd! Contact your local retailer to pre-order today, and be sure to look for the THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION – available only in comic shops and featuring more than 15 extra pages of all-new stories and artwork that won’t be collected for the trade!

Advance Praise for THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1:

“A tightly paced, exceptionally engaging first issue…I’m strapped in and on board for wherever this fantastic book is going. Make sure you are too…” – Bloody Disgusting

“Doctor Mirage has absolutely nailed it with this first issue… This is one hell of a debut from Valiant and the creative team. Don’t miss out on it.” – Comic Bastards

“[De la Torre] does a stellar job of conveying all kinds of emotions… A strong debut…” – The Outhousers

“Doctor Mirage is flawlessly paced… It really leaves a lot of potential for Van Meter in the issues to come.” – All-Comic

“A terrifically put-together book. The characters, pacing, dialogue and intrinsic mystery are all expertly crafted.” – Florida Geek Scene

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (JUL141476)
Blank Cover Variant also available (JUL141477)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 9/3/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION
$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 9/3/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 (of 5) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (AUG141728)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

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ENTER: ARMORINES – Venditti and Bernard Launch An All-New Threat for X-O MANOWAR in November!

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He survived NINJAK… He survived UNITY… But can X-O Manowar survive his first encounter with the all-new ARMORINES?

This November, Valiant proudly presents “ENTER: ARMORINES” – a new three-part story arc beginning in X-O MANOWAR #30 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, The Flash) and red-hot rising star Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns)!

Start reading here with an all-new jumping-on point for the series that IGN calls “fantastic, action-packed storytelling that never fails to satisfy” as X-O Manowar fires the first shot in an all-or-nothing battle against a ruthless new fighting force – codename: ARMORINES – fixated on disarming the world’s most powerful weapon and eliminating Aric of Dacia once and for all.

London was attacked… Moscow was attacked… Rome was attacked…and the world blames X-O Manowar! As an international firestorm pushes the world toward war, it’s come down to the bleeding-edge paramilitary unit known as the ARMORINES to neutralize the most powerful weapon in existence. The Manhattan Project started with a single atom – and, soon, the world will discover once again that biggest problems have small solutions! Enter: ARMORINES!

“The Armorines will present challenges to [X-O Manowar] that he has not faced before, challenges we have not seen in the Valiant Universe yet,” writer Robert Venditti told Comic Book Resources. “It is going to be Earth-born, but it’s a lot of things he hasn’t faced, and in many ways, it’s Aric coming from where he comes from, dealing with things that are completely foreign to him. That’s the way you attack Aric — you don’t necessarily attack the armor, you attack the person inside it. What are his limitations?”

After reliving the pulse-pounding origin of the man behind the armor in October’s X-O MANOWAR #0, return to the modern day and launch into X-O Manowar’s first high-octane showdown with the all-new, all-deadly ARMORINES! Featuring interlocking A and B standard covers by Valiant superstar Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS), the next epic evolution of Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard’s acclaimed sci-fi superhero saga starts right here this November in X-O MANOWAR #30!

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X-O MANOWAR #30 (NEW ARC! ENTER: ARMORINES – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Interlocking A & B Covers by CLAYTON HENRY
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
COMING IN NOVEMBER!

X-O MANOWAR #0
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAY MANN
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (AUG141713)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (AUG141714)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (AUG141715)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (AUG141716)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC – 9/15/14)

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Valiant Preview: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #23 | ARMOR HUNTERS #3 | UNITY #10 (ARMOR HUNTERS) – In Stores August 13th, 2014!

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Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (JUN141511)
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (JUN141512)

THE END IS HERE!

Archer & Armstrong have been dragged down and knocked out, left at the mercy of the Lizard King and his plot to unleash total annihilation. But, when you least expect it, what unexpected visitor might step in to save A&A from a fate worse than death? The secrets of Valiant’s seminal series are about to come to light – and you won’t believe the top-secret, classified, totally hush-hush conclusion their latest history mystery has in store!

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AH_003_COVER_BRAITHWAITEARMOR HUNTERS #3 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (JUN141492)
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (JUN141493)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JUN141494)
Artist Variant by MICO SUAYAN (JUN141495)

ALL OUT WAR! Five alien Armor Hunters now control the planet, millions are dead – and that was only the beginning!

But if X-O Manowar surrenders now, will he spare the Earth…or spell its doom? And, as the world descends into pandemonium, can Bloodshot and the Unity team finally pinpoint a weakness in an enemy with more power, more endurance, and more technology? When you can’t find a way to win…you’d better find a way to cheat! Valiant’s summer crossover sensation rockets toward a climax so big it’s going to register on the Richter scale!

$3.99 | 32 pgs.| T+ | On sale AUGUST 13

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UNITY_010_COVER_SUAYANUNITY #10 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JUN141496)
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (JUN141497)
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (JUN141498)

In battle with the Armor Hunters!

Mankind is locked in a life or death struggle against the alien Armor Hunters, and the fate of civilization itself now lies with the unlikely team of short-tempered walking weapons called Unity! Can X-O Manowar give Ninjak, Livewire, and the Eternal Warrior enough of an edge to stop the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers before more die? There’s no quarter asked and none given as Valiant’s all-star superteam goes on the offensive!

$3.99 | 32 pgs.| T+ | On sale AUGUST 13

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VALIANT Heads to BOSTON COMIC CON 2014 with Panels, Signings, and More!

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This weekend, Valiant is heading to Boston Comic Con – and we’re bringing along a boatload of surprises to celebrate!

From Friday, August 8th through Sunday, August 10th, join Valiant at Booth #C618/C619 inside Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center for a weekend packed with con-exclusive giveaways, panel appearances, and signings from special guests, including acclaimed artist Robert Gill (Armor Hunters: Harbinger, Eternal Warrior) and more!

Plus: don’t miss out on Sunday, August 10th as an all-star panel of Valiant staff and creators present VALIANT FIRST: RAI, ARMOR HUNTERS, AND BEYOND at 5 pm in the Amphitheater! Find out everything you need to know about Valiant’s biggest year yet right here with an exclusive round of news and discussion about RAIARMOR HUNTERSTHE DELINQUENTSTHE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, and the rest of Valiant’s power-packed VALIANT FIRST publishing line-up! And get your first look at THE VALIANT – Valiant’s all-new prestige format mini-series arriving in December from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera!

We’ll see you in Boston!

For tickets and directions, visit BostonComicCon.com.

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