Valiant Solicitations for JANUARY 2015 – THE VALIANT #2, IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1, QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #1 and MORE!

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THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) (VALIANT NEXT)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Interconnecting Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

From comic book superstars Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera – the year’s most epic new adventure ratchets up the stakes as Bloodshot is drafted into the eons-old war against mankind’s oldest, darkest enemy!

The Immortal Enemy has crawled out from the black depths of history to destroy this generation’s Geomancer and send Earth back to the Dark Ages! Now…the Eternal Warrior, Ninjak, and Kay McHenry must overcome their worst nightmares before the unlikeliest of white knights rides in to save the day. Will he be enough to battle back the unyielding evil that threatens to plunge the Valiant Universe into the darkness?.

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 21

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 (VALIANT NEXT)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by JORGE MOLINA
Character Design Variant by DAVID AJA
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON

From the New York Times best-selling team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry comes a centuries-spanning race against the clock, straight out of the pages of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG!

Prehistoric empires! Dystopian futures! And everywhere in between! The past, present, and future of our universe are about to meet an untimely end, and only the mysterious Ivar Anni-Padda can prevent all three from collapsing in on themselves. Unstuck in time, and pursued by enemies simultaneously across every moment of his time-lost life, can the man called Timewalker save everything that ever was, is, and will be? Get ready for a clock-stopping odyssey into the distant past and far future as the most unlikely Valiant hero of all leaps into his first history-ripping adventure!

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 21

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QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #1 (of 4)
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by STEVE LIEBER
Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE
Variant Cover by JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS
Variant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY

Multiple Harvey Award nominee James Asmus (Quantum and Woody, The Delinquents) and Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man) are here to bring the most talked-about, most award-not-winning-est heroes in comics to a whole new high! Unfortunately, there are a bunch of people that would like to kill them up there.

They came. They saw. They pissed off a whole lotta folks. And now a team of mystery vigilantes has singled out the world’s worst superhero team for complete and utter destruction. Their first target: their minds! But who are these all-new enemies? Are Quantum and Woody hitting it off with a sexy duo of cat burglars? And, dear god, what have they done to the goat? Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Sex Criminals isn’t the only comic that can quote Queen, comics fans – here come Quantum and Woody! (Or so they think! [Trippy, right?!])

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 28

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RAI #6
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by CARY NORD
Cover C by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Variant Cover by DAVID MACK
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE

As 41st century Japan spirals into chaos, will Rai protect his nation…or help tear it down?

As Rai grapples with a life beyond the control of Father, new feelings distract him from uprisings, secret armies, and a bomb that could all doom the mission to free New Japan before it even begins! Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s astonishing saga of the year 4001 rockets toward a terrible reckoning as “Battle for New Japan” continues!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 14

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X-O MANOWAR #32
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Interlocking A & B Covers by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE

Small package…heavy hitters! ENTER: ARMORINES smashes into a GIANT confrontation that will rock X-O Manowar to his very core!

The bleeding-edge commando unit codenamed: ARMORINES has finally undermined the X-O Manowar armor and the man inside it – Aric of Dacia, one of the most feared men alive. But who are these hardened men and women, and just who orchestrated their lethal combination of technology and cunning? The new generation of ARMORINES are more than just mercenaries…and the figure pulling their strings is about to activate a fail-safe that will leave the world reeling.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 28

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UNITY #14
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Handbook Variant by FRANCIS PORTELA
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE

A world on fire! Unity vs. The United!

A dark secret at the heart of the Unity team has led the world to the brink of global war. Only Unity and their international counterparts, The United, can broker a peace…but that might not work, seeing as how they’re trying to kill each other. All hope lies with Unity’s newest team member, who may not be able to shoulder the weight of the world!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 28

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ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #3 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by AL BARRIONUEVO

The Eternal Warrior’s gambit to save an oppressed people…has seemingly failed. Will he fall short of his mission on behalf of the Geomancer?

With steel sparking and axes clashing in battle, the hero of countless wars since time immemorial may yet find success…by laying down his weapons and yielding the fight. The field of battle will run red when this epic anthem of warfare and heroism by master storyteller Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and Eisner Award winner Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) roars into its final chapter!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 7

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #5 (of 5)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by KEVIN WADA

Doctor Shan Fong-Mirage has lived and died…and lived to fight again!

Scarred, transformed, and strengthened, Dr. Mirage returns from the perils of the spirit world to face the treacherous men who would erase her from existence…with everything to fight for and nothing left to lose! Do not miss out on the haunting climax of the critically acclaimed, sold-out series that Comic Book Resources calls “equal parts clever and emotional as it sets up an impressive new hero.”

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 14

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Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #4 (of 5)
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by MD BRIGHT
Variant Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN

Back together! Back in the tights! Back in action! Christopher Priest & MD Bright’s long-awaited return to the world’s worst superhero team hits full swing!

Quantum and Woody suit up and zero in on the mystery that may have caused the new Quantum to disappear…and the new Woody to exist in the first place! But Eric Henderson knows more than he’s letting on. Can Woody trust his one-time partner again…and together can they manage to stop the global intelligence networks and their worldwide conspiracy?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 14

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MUST READ VALIANT: GREATEST HITS #2
Written by MATT KINDT, ROBERT VENDITTI, JAMES ASMUS, JEN VAN METER, JOSHUA DYSART, and JOHN LAYMAN
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, TOM FOWLER, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, BRYAN HITCH, RAMON VILLALOBOS, and MORE

Never tried a Valiant comic? Get hooked right here with 100+ pages of Valiant’s most memorable moments for just $5.99 Featuring James Asmus (Gambit), Doug Braithwaite (Justice), Clayton Crain (X-Force), Joshua Dysart (BPRD), Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates), Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), John Layman (Chew), Jen Van Meter (Captain Marvel), Robert Venditti (Green Lantern), and many more!

This is your chance to find out why VALIANT is the MUST READ superhero publisher in comics today with the second value-priced collection of Valiant’s greatest hits! Re-presenting RAI #1, ARMOR HUNTERS #3, QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE GOAT #0, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1, and HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0 – plus sensational short stories from X-O MANOWAR #25 and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 – start reading here to find out why IGN declares, “If you haven’t jumped on the Valiant bandwagon yet, now is the time.”

$5.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 7

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HARBINGER VOL. 6: OMEGAS TPB
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL, KHARI EVANS, LEWIS LAROSA, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, and MICO SUAYAN
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

Cold war no more!

Peter Stanchek. Toyo Harada. The two most destructive superpowers in the world — literally — have come to a reckoning of will, and in the fallout of their cataclysmic conflict, each will come to grips with a world in which the other is free…and unchecked. Their former families, the Harbinger Foundation and the Renegades, lie in shards around them. What will stop these men — either of them — from reducing the world to ashes?

Jump on board the convention-defying series that the Onion/A.V. Club calls “the crown jewel of Valiant’s line-up” as New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and red-hot artists Rafa Sandoval, Khari Evans, Mico Suayan, and Stephen Segovia close the door on one generation of Harbinger Renegades…and prepare the foundation for another. Collecting HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1–3 and HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 28
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346384

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QUANTUM AND WOODY DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE HC
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER, MING DOYLE, KANO, WILFREDO TORRES, and ERICA HENDERSON
Cover by MARCOS MARTIN

The most nominated series of the 2014 Harvey Awards!

From award-winning writer James Asmus (Thief of Thieves, Gambit) and artists Tom Fowler (Venom), Ming Doyle (Mara), Kano (Gotham Central), and more, the origin of the world’s worst superhero team starts right here in Quantum and Woody’s first deluxe oversized hardcover collection!

Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming!

Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY #1–12 and QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE GOAT #0, the Quantum and Woody Deluxe Edition Book One oversized hardcover also features more than 20 pages of special features, including rarely seen designs, artwork, and behind-the-scenes bonus material by Tom Fowler (Hulk: Season One), Ming Doyle (Mara), Andrew Robinson (The Fifth Beatle), Ty Templeton (Batman ‘66), Ryan Sook (Seven Soldiers) and many more!

$39.99 | 350 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 21
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 9781939346681


Retailer Advisory: “ENTER: ARMORINES” Gets Even Bigger with All-New Incentives for X-O MANOWAR #30!

XO_030_VARIANT_ALLEN-FOCOn November 19th, Valiant’s armor-clad powerhouse is kicking off the all-new story arc “ENTER: ARMORINES” in X-O MANOWAR #30 – and now Valiant is giving fans and retailers an extra-added chance to get in on the action!

Valiant is proud to present the X-O MANOWAR #30 FOC INCENTIVE VARIANT – featuring an all-new cover of the Armorines in action by rising star and red-hot cover artist Raul Allen (RAI, UNITY) – plus the first look inside this milestone jumping-on point for the acclaimed sci-fi superhero series at the forefront of Valiant’s award-winning publishing line!

Retailers that increase their order of X-O MANOWAR #30 by 20% or more by the issue’s final order cut-off (FOC) date may order as many copies as they wish of the X-O MANOWAR #30 FOC INCENTIVE VARIANT shelf cover – leading directly into the must-read debut of Valiant’s deadliest armored adversary yet, the all-new ARMORINES!

Since Aric of Dacia returned from the stars, terror and destruction have followed in his wake – and the nations of Earth have had enough. As the world rushes into a new arms race, X-O Manowar will find himself confronted by a calculating paramilitary force designed to duplicate – and outmatch – the destructive potential of his own armor. But who is this bleeding-edge commando unit – and what plans does their fiendishly familiar leader have in store for the universe’s most powerful weapon?

He survived NINJAK… He survived UNITY… But can X-O Manowar survive his first encounter with the all-new ARMORINES? Find out as Valiant superstars Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard present a pivotal new chapter in the saga of X-O Manowar in “ENTER: ARMORINES” – beginning on November 19th in X-O MANOWAR #30!

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X-O MANOWAR #30 (ALL-NEW ARC! “ENTER: ARMORINES” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Interlocking A & B Covers by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP141684/SEP141685)
FOC Incentive Variant by RAUL ALLEN (SEP148143)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP141686)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (SEP141687)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | On Sale NOVEMBER 19 (FOC – 10/27/14)

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Valiant Preview: THE DELINQUENTS #3 (of 4) – In Stores October 22nd, 2014!

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Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (AUG141725)
Board Game Variant by JUAN DOE (AUG141727)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (AUG141726)

GET DELINQUENT!

As the road trip from hell enters its penultimate pit stop, our curious cuatro must make a choice that will FOREVER CHANGE THE WORLD…or at least change the course of HOBO HISTORY as we know it! With only a mysterious ass-map (yes, we said ass-map!) to guide them, Archer and Armstrong and Quantum and Woody are about out to discover the HOLE of America…uncover the secrets of their mysterious benefactor…and take down corporate America while they’re at it! It’s independent comics, we can do whatever we want, baby!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 22nd

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First Look: RAI #5 – Kindt & Crain Launch “Battle for New Japan” in December!

RAI_005_COVER-A_CRAINAfter multiple sell-outs and a myriad of critical acclaim, Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain are returning to the year 4001 this December for an all-new volume for the series that everyone is talking about – RAI!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of RAI #5 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new story arc for the series Comic Book Resources calls “an immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics.” Written by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, Mind MGMT) with fully painted artwork by superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage), start reading here as “Battle for New Japan” unleashes a pivotal new turning point for the spirit guardian of the rising sun!

In the aftermath of the devastating insurrection against Father’s empire, Rai must pick up the pieces as he grapples with the startling truth about Japan and his true purpose. Will Rai remain a champion of the people…or will he succumb to the same fate as the men who carried the mantle before him? And why is everyone looking at him so strangely? Go back to the future as Kindt and Crain unleash a brand new chapter for Valiant’s smash-hit ongoing series on December 3rd!

Featuring covers by Clayton Crain, David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil), Riley Rossmo (Bedlam, Drumhellar), and Glenn Fabry (Preacher), RAI #5 also features a one-of-a-kind shelf cover revealing the true voice of Japan’s spirit guardian! Look for the RAI #5 QR VOICE VARIANT on shelves everywhere on December 3rd. Use any QR code smart phone application to activate Rai’s fully animated talking action!

And don’t miss the RAI #5 PLUS EDITIONfeaturing 15+ extra pages of stories and artwork that won’t be collected for the trade! Matt Kindt, Clayton Crain, and a host of special surprise guests join forces to go beyond Rai’s latest quest and into the darkest corners of Father’s futuristic empire with all-new tales of Japan’s solitary protector. The extra material presented in the RAI #5 PLUS EDITION will not be reprinted in trade paperback form or available digitally, so pre-order with your local comics retailer to reserve your copy today!

Plus: catch up on the blockbuster events of the Rai’s sold-out first story arc with the RAI VOL. 1: WELCOME TO NEW JAPAN trade paperback collection. Collecting RAI #1-4 at the introductory price of $9.99, go back to the beginning to relive the events of one of the year’s hottest new series debuts – Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s RAI!

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RAI #5 (NEW ARC – “BATTLE FOR NEW JAPAN”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (OCT141684)
Cover B by DAVID MACK (OCT141685)
Cover C by RILEY ROSSMO (OCT141686)
QR Voice Variant by MICO SUAYAN (OCT141687)
Variant Cover by GLENN FABRY (OCT141688)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3 (FOC – 11/10/14)

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NYCC 2014: James Asmus and Steve Lieber Target QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #1 – Coming in January from Valiant!

QWMD_001_COVER_HAWTHORNECritical darlings. Comic book legends. Heroes for cash. Quantum and Woody are all this and less…but, in 2015, the world’s worst superhero team is dead meat!

As revealed today at New York Comic Con 2014, Valiant is proud to announce QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of a dastardly new limited series jumping-on point for the most nominated series of the 2014 Harvey Awards! The first in a new series of limited series for the world’s worst superhero team, start reading here as award-winning writer James Asmus (Gambit, Thief of Thieves) and Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man) bring the most talked-about duo of semi-professional heroes in comics to a whole new high! (Unfortunately, there are a bunch of people that would like to kill them up there.)

They came. They saw. They pissed off a whole lotta folks. And now a team of mystery vigilantes has singled out the world’s worst superhero team out for complete and utter destruction. The first target: their minds! But who are all these all-new enemies? Are Quantum and Woody really hitting it off with a sexy duo of cat burglars? And, dear god, what have they done to the goat? Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Sex Criminals isn’t the only comic that can quote Queen, comics fans – here come Quantum and Woody! (Or so they think! [Trippy, right?!])

QWMD_001_VARIANT_ZDARSKY“All of a sudden, a half-dozen mysterious forces are operating against them that they’ve never seen before,” said writer James Asmus in an exclusive interview at Comic Book Resources. “It’s a whole batch of things that are both picking up where we left off and also feel like something’s changed off panel that both the reader and Quantum and Woody will be trying to figure out how we got there.”

Valiant’s a-number one team of super-hero misadventurers get it where it hurts – right in the cerebral cortex! – this January when James Asmus and Steve Lieber make their worst fears a reality in QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #1 (of 4)! Featuring covers by Mike Hawthorne (Deadpool), Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered), and Eisner Award winner Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals), make with the sales on this one and we promise not to hurt the goat…maybe…

QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #1 (of 4). Coming in January. Only from Valiant Entertainment.

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QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #1 (of 4)
Written by JAMES AMSUS
Art by STEVE LIEBER
Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE
Variant Cover by JONNIE CHRISTMAS
Variant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | COMING IN JANUARY!


NYCC 2014: Valiant Debuts THE VALIANT #1 Animated Trailer, First Lettered Preview

A battle ten millennia in the making is about to begin…

Valiant is proud to debut the official video trailer and first lettered interior preview for THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) – the all-new, prestige format limited series coming in December from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man) & Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil)!

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.

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…THE VALIANT.

In stores December 10th, THE VALIANT #1 is the first epic title of VALIANT NEXT – an all-new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative talents in comics today. Beginning with THE VALIANT #1, VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

Following the critically acclaimed, smash-hit success of VALIANT FIRST in 2014, VALIANT NEXT will present six new starting points perfect for readers new and old. Featuring an exciting selection of new series starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never before seen characters, VALIANT NEXT is the NEXT epic evolution of Valiant’s best-selling, fan-favorite publishing line.

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THE VALIANT #1 (of 4)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141678)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (OCT141679)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (OCT141680)
B&W Sketch Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141681)
Blank Cover also available (OCT141682)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 10 (FOC – 11/17/14)

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Valiant Previews: UNITY #0 | Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 (of 5) – In Stores October 15th, 2014

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by RAUL ALLEN (AUG141717)
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS (AUG141718)
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (AUG141719)

Before X-O Manowar… Before Ninjak… The world was changed in the trenches…

The unbreakable all-star superteam known as UNITY has saved the planet, and the world is in its debt…but is this the first time a band of exceptional heroes and soldiers has rescued humanity from a doomsday threat? The Eternal Warrior remembers, and, one hundred years ago, behind a curtain of barbed wire and corpses, he led another team of valiant champions on a life-or-death mission that changed the very course of history. Now, for the first time, find out why the world needs UNITY…and why there has always been one to stand against the threats no ordinary team could match!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT (AUG141704)
Wraparound Variant by OSCAR JIMENEZ (AUG141705)
Throwback Variant by M.D. BRIGHT (AUG141706)
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS (AUG141707)
Blank Cover Variant also available (AUG141708)

The most demanded return in comics is finally here! The original Quantum and Woody are back! Legendary creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright return to one of the most acclaimed series of the modern era for an all-new mini-series event!

Whatever happened to the world’s worst superhero team? Twenty years past their prime, the unlikely crime-fighting duo known as Quantum and Woody (not a couple) have long since parted ways…until a middle-aged Quantum suddenly reappears with a brand-new teenage partner. Now Woody is out to break up the all-new, all-different Quantum and Woody and put an end to Quantum’s recklessness…just as Quantum takes on a life-or-death personal mission for national security. Can these former friends set aside their differences…and their age…and their numerous health difficulties…to join forces one last time without driving each other crazy?

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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Valiant’s ONE DOLLAR DEBUTS Return October 15th – with All-New Quote Covers!

ODD_XO_COVER_001In comic shops everywhere next week, get seven of Valiant’s greatest most beloved #1 issues for just one dollar apiece with an all-new wave of ONE DOLLAR DEBUTS!

You’ve seen the reviews. You’ve heard the buzz. Now discover the best-selling, critically acclaimed first issue smashes that made Valiant one of the most adored publishers in superhero comics today.

Now featuring brand new quote covers, Valiant’s ONE DOLLAR DEBUTS are your best chance yet to discover Valiant’s award-winning ongoing series – ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER, QUANTUM AND WOODY, RAI, UNITY, and X-O MANOWAR – before Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera draft all of Valiant’s greatest heroes into a battle ten millennia in the making for THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) in December!

Plus: get the essential backstory on each of Valiant’s most formidable heroes and villains with the VALIANT UNIVERSE 2014 HANDBOOK, featuring highly detailed entries on everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2014 and beyond – from Archer to Generation Zero! Also including a selection of artwork from a murderer’s row of Valiant greats – including Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Clayton Henry, Bryan Hitch, Esad Ribic, and many more – this is the perfect all-in-one introduction to the heaviest hitters that Valiant has to offer!

Before VALIANT NEXT unleashes six epic new series – THE VALIANT, IVAR TIMEWALKER, DIVINITY, IMPERIUM, NINJAK, and BLOODSHOT REBORN – in 2015, revisit the foundations of Valiant’s fan favorite ongoing series with these must-read ONE DOLLAR DEBUTS, arriving in comic shops everywhere on October 15th!

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 (NEW PRINTING)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (AUG141733)

Re-presenting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 (2012)

After years of training, Obadiah Archer has been dispatched to New York City to root out and kill the infamous Great Satan of his parents’ sect. Unfortunately, dying has never been easy for Archer’s target – the hard-drinking year-old immortal known as Armstrong. Together, this unlikely pair of heroes is about to stumble headfirst into a centuries-old conspiracy that will bring the whole of ancient history crashing down on the modern day Valiant Universe. And that’s going to mean one Hell of a hangover.

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: HARBINGER #1 (NEW PRINTING)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by KHARI EVANS (AUG141734)

Re-presenting HARBINGER #1 (2012)

Read minds. Bend steel. Break all the rules. Teenager Pete Stanchek is out of work, on the skids, and – unbeknownst to him – a psionic-powered “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. Toyo Harada is a wealthy business magnate, a respected philanthropist and the most powerful harbinger of all – or so he thought. As they forge an uneasy alliance, will Harada offer Pete a chance for redemption ­– or attempt to induct him into a secret network of conspiracy, subversion and control? Pete is about to discover that he’s not alone in the world and, soon, the generation who has nothing will take on the man who has everything.

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: QUANTUM AND WOODY #1
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by LEE GARBETT (AUG141735)

Re-presenting QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 (2013)

Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming!

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: RAI #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art& Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (AUG141736)

Re-presenting RAI #1 (2014)

They say he can appear out of nowhere. They say he is a spirit…the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed…and his own long-lost humanity…

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: UNITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art& Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (AUG141737)

Re-presenting UNITY #1 (2013)

To kill a king, he has created an army. The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most lethal, most volatile, most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon. Kill X-O Manowar!

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: X-O MANOWAR #1 (NEW PRINTING)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (AUG141738)

Re-presenting X-O MANOWAR #1 (2012)

Born into battle, Aric of Dacia — heir to the throne of the Visigoth people — has never known peace. After a brutal encounter with a mysterious enemy known as The Vine leaves him a prisoner on an alien world, the only hope Aric has of returning to his family and saving them from slavery is to seize a weapon of incalculable destruction and become X-O Manowar!

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK 2014
Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (AUG141739)

Re-presenting FCBD 2014: VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK #1 (2014)

The Valiant Universe from A to Z! Discover for the very first time the untold origins and secrets of Valiant’s heroes and villains, all in one place! Featuring artwork from a “murderer’s row” of comics brightest talents: Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Clayton Henry, Bryan Hitch, Esad Ribic, and more!

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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NYCC 2014: Valiant Debuts VALIANT NEXT – Six Epic New Series Coming in 2015!

THE VALIANT | IVAR, TIMEWALKER | DIVINITY | IMPERIUM | NINJAK | BLOODSHOT REBORN

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In 2015…the story starts here!

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce VALIANT NEXT – an all-new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative talents in comics today. Beginning in December with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera, VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

Following the critically acclaimed, smash-hit success of VALIANT FIRST in 2014, VALIANT NEXT will present six new starting points perfect for readers new and old. Featuring an exciting selection of new series starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never before seen characters, VALIANT NEXT is the NEXT epic evolution of Valiant’s best-selling, fan-favorite publishing line.

“We’ve spent two years building an award-winning publishing line, pouring our hearts into re-imagining X-O MANOWAR, HARBINGER and the rest of the Valiant Universe for the modern day. Now it’s time to take it to the next level,” said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “VALIANT NEXT taps into the same creative energy that made Valiant one of the most legendary comic book companies of all time. When I was a kid, one of the best things about Valiant was picking up an issue with a brand new character, like X-O MANOWAR or NINJAK. I’m excited that we’re doing that again now with series like DIVINITY and IMPERIUM. And that’s only a fraction of what we have coming next.”

“Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt and Paolo Rivera are delivering an absolute monster of a book with THE VALIANT and it’s the perfect title to lead off VALIANT NEXT,” said Valiant Editor-In-Chief Warren Simons. “This is our most ambitious initiative yet, and everyone’s bringing their A-game. The creative team of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG reuniting to launch IVAR, TIMEWALKER. Clay Mann on NINJAK – his first ongoing series at Valiant. Mico Suayan tearing it up with Jeff Lemire on BLOODSHOT REBORN. Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite together for the first time for the devastating events of IMPERIUM. Not to mention the introduction of an all-new, all-powerful force in DIVINITY from the minds of Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine. It’s a kick-ass time to be a Valiant fan.”

For more information on VALIANT NEXT, join Valiant this week at New York Comic Con 2014 for the VALIANT COMICS: THE VALIANT, RAI, X-O MANOWAR, AND BEYOND panel presentation on Friday, October 10th at 12:15 pm. Featuring Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, NINJAK, DIVINITY), Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, BLOODSHOT REBORN), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER), Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR), Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, get your first look inside each VALIANT NEXT release right here, only at New York Comic Con!

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THE VALIANT #1 (of 4)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art by PAOLO RIVERA
PRESTIGE FORMAT LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING DECEMBER 2014

A battle ten millennia in the making…

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…THE VALIANT.

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING JANUARY 2015

From the award-winning team that brought you ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry present a centuries-spanning race against the clock!

At this very moment in Geneva, Switzerland, history is being made. A thousand meters underground inside the Large Hadron Collider, researcher Neela Sethi is about to discover time travel – and jeopardize her life in the process. But she doesn’t know that yet. Ten minutes from now, every deadbeat chrononaut, wannabe conqueror, and misguided protector of the timestream will be banging down her door. Good thing that the legendary Ivar, Timewalker, got there first…right? Now it’s down to history’s most jaded, most tempestuous time traveler to stop the worst of everything that is, was, and will be…before time runs out!

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DIVINITY #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
PRESTIGE FORMAT LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2015

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity -– one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist.

How long can it be before the first confrontation between mankind and DIVINITY begins?

From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine comes a shocking new vision of 21st century science fiction in an all-new prestige format limited series.

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IMPERIUM #1
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2015

A daring new superhero saga from New York Times best-selling creator Joshua Dysart – writer of of the Harvey-Award nominated series Harbinger – and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite!

Toyo Harada is the most dangerous human being on the planet. Imbued with incredible powers of the mind, he has spent his life guiding humanity from the shadows. But today he is a wanted man. His powers are public knowledge, his allies have turned to enemies, and he is hunted by every government on the planet.

Instead of surrendering, Harada has one last unthinkable gambit to play: to achieve more, faster, and with less, he will build a coalition of the powerful, the unscrupulous and the insane. No longer content to demand a better future, he will recruit a violent legion from the darkest corners of the Earth to fight for it. The battle for utopia begins now.

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NINJAK #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING MARCH 2015

Then: Meet inexperienced MI-6 recruit Colin King on his first mission in the field as he learns the basics of spycraft and counterintelligence, and develops a volatile relationship with his first handler.

Now: Colin King is Ninjak, the world’s foremost intelligence operative, weapons expert, and master assassin. And he’s hunting the Shadow Seven – a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past.

For the first time, Ninjak’s past and future collide in the pages of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clay Mann!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Colors by DAVID BARON
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING APRIL 2015

From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and red-hot rising star Mico Suayan, Valiant delivers an all-new ongoing series for Valiant’s most unrelenting hero!

Bloodshot’s nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit – a private contractor trafficking in violence – very well.

Now, Bloodshot is a shadow of his former self. He lives in self-imposed exile, reeling from the consequences of his past life and the recent events that nearly drove him mad. But when a rash of shootings by gunmen who appear to look just like Bloodshot begin, his guilt will send him on a mission to stop the killers, even if it means diving headlong into the violence that nearly destroyed him.

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Valiant Previews: X-O MANOWAR #0 | THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 – In Stores October 8th, 2014

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAY MANN
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (AUG141713)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (AUG141714)
Interlocking Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148184)
Interlocking Cover D by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148185)
Interlocking Cover E by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148186)
Interlocking Cover F by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148187)
Interlocking Cover G by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148188)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (AUG141715)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (AUG141716)

Lock missiles and ZERO in on the can’t–miss origin of Aric of Dacia, a.k.a. X-O MANOWAR!

After narrowly surviving the events of ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O Manowar (or what’s left of him) must look to the future, but, to do so, Aric must first learn the startling secret of his past. Be here in October and learn the TRUE, violent origin of Visigoth life under the brutality of the Roman Empire.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.| ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC – 9/15/14)

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Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (AUG141728)

Descent and peril!

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 a partner 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 threatens her life on Earth!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC – 9/15/14)

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