Harada’s First HARBINGER WAR Haunts HARBINGER #13

HAR_013_COVER_ZIRCHERValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #13 by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and acclaimed artists Khari Evans and Trevor Hairsine! As the Harbinger Wars barrel toward a sense-shattering climax, the moment you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived – Peter Stanchek and the Renegades versus Bloodshot!

Las Vegas is under siege, and the inexperienced supterteam known as the Renegades are all that stand between Bloodshot and the fulfillment of his mission. But as they engage the Valiant Universe’s most feared Harbinger hunter head-on, Peter Stanchek and his allies are about to discover that Bloodshot is a much more dangerous – and much more clever – foe than they ever could have anticipated. Plus: what is the eerie connection between a battle fought long ago in North Carolina’s Great Dismal Swamp and today’s fight for the Vegas Strip?

The secret of Toyo Harada’s first Harbinger War – and its massive implications for the modern day – loom large on June 19th in Harbinger #13 – in stores the same day as Bloodshot #12! And look for the limited Harbinger #13 8-Bit Variant by artist Matthew Waite!

For more information on Harbinger Wars and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

HARBINGER #13
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS & TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (APR131274)
8-Bit Variant by MATTHEW WAITE (APR131275)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (APR131276)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/19/13

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VALIANT and PANINI Partner For Foreign Language Print and Digital Publishing in France, Italy, and Beyond

PANINI_XO_001This fall, the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe are taking Europe by storm!

Valiant is proud to announce that it has partnered with Panini, Europe’s leading publisher of comics and graphic novels, for a new line of foreign language comics, translating Valiant’s smash hit monthly series into French and Italian for the very first time.

The first Panini-published issues of X-O Manowar by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, and Harbinger by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and Harvey Award nominee Khari Evans will debut in France and Italy in September/October 2013 with more Valiant series to be added to the publishing roster in subsequent months. Panini will also distribute Valiant’s foreign language content digitally with both launch titles being made available as day-and-date digital releases in France via comiXology Europe, Hachette and most major French language e-tailers. In Italy, digital editions of Valiant’s Italian language releases will be available through Amazon.it and Simplicissimus.

“Panini is excited at the prospect of being Valiant’s partner in bringing its array of heroes into key markets such as Italy and France, and beyond,” said Panini Publishing Director Marco Lupoi. “Valiant stories are an amazing blend of action, adventure, mystery and socio-political intrigue which resonates strongly with the local comic book culture, and mix exciting modern artwork with storylines which defy genre and are able to intrigue readers with bold new storytelling ideas.”

PANINI_HAR_001“Since day one, getting the Valiant heroes back into the hands of loyal fans in France, Italy and beyond has always been a top priority for Valiant,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales. “Panini has a fan base and hard-earned reputation that speaks for itself and, with so much quality storytelling to draw upon, Valiant’s European fans can look forward to finally engaging with the all-new Valiant Universes in their native languages.”

Headquartered in Modena, Italy, the Panini Group is a world leader in the collectibles and trading cards market, as well as one of the leading publishers of children’s magazines and books, comics, manga and graphic novels in both Europe and Latin America. In addition to Valiant, Panini’s other international publishing partners include Mattel, Hasbro, Blizzard, Disney, Nickelodeon, Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Viz Media, Image Comics, Kodansha, and many more.

Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,500 characters. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Valiant’s current titles include X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong, and Shadowman with a sixth title – Quantum and Woody – scheduled to debut this July.

For more information, visit PaniniComics.com or ValiantUniverse.com.

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BLOODSHOT #12 Reaps Revenge on HARBINGER WARS!

BS_012_COVER_ANDRASOFSZKYValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot #12 – the next blood-stained chapter in Bloodshot’s one-man mission to the heart of the Harbinger Wars by acclaimed writer Duane Swierczynski and legendary artist Barry Kitson!

It’s payback time! After Dr. Emanuel Kuretich freed Bloodshot from Project Rising Spirit, he promised that the answers to Bloodshot’s identity would be found inside PRS’ secret Nevada facility. He lied. Instead, Bloodshot discovered two dozen super-powered psiot children – children that Kuretich then manipulated him into setting free. Now that the kids are out and have ignited the Harbinger Wars on the Vegas strip, Bloodshot is all that stands between them and the opposing forces of Toyo Harada and Peter Stanchek. But Bloodshot hasn’t forgotten about Kuretich. And he’s about to reap his revenge.

The series that Comic Vine calls “the best big action book on the shelves” fires off a crucial turning point in the Harbinger Wars on June 19th, only in Bloodshot #12 – also featuring a limited 8-Bit Variant by artist Matthew Waite!

Then, witness Bloodshot’s first, no-holds-barred battle against Peter Stanchek and the Renegades in Harbinger #13 – in stores the same day!

For more information on Bloodshot and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

BLOODSHOT #12
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (APR131277)
8-Bit Variant by MATTHEW WAITE (APR131278)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (APR131279)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/19/13

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The SUMMER OF VALIANT Heats Up HEROESCON 2013!

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This weekend, Valiant Entertainment is heading south for HeroesCon 2013 in Charlotte, NC – the largest independent comic convention in the United States!

From Friday, June 7th to Sunday, June 9th, visit Valiant in the Charlotte Convention Center at booth #1220/1319 for a ton of special guests, signings, convention exclusives, and free giveaways! Kick off the weekend with an advance look at Quantum and Woody #1 – in stores July 10th – in the pages of the FREE Valiant Summer 2013 Preview Edition, then browse a comprehensive selection of Valiant comics, trade paperback and hardcovers.

Plus, for the first time ever, Valiant will also have a complete array of merchandise from its new partners at Cinder Block available for sale – including t-shirts, hats, buttons and more!

Then, find out everything you need to know about the next year of the Valiant Universe at the Valiant 2013: Inside the Summer of Valiant panel presentation on Saturday, June 8th at 12:30 pm in room 203B! Join acclaimed creators Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Matt Kindt (Bloodshot #0), Tom Fowler (Quantum and Woody), Associate Editor Jody LeHeup, Publisher Fred Pierce and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani for an exclusive round of news and announcements about the most exciting universe in comics.

The Summer of Valiant starts this weekend – only at HeroesCon! We’ll see you in Charlotte!

For more information, visit HeroesOnline.com/HeroesCon and ValiantUniverse.com.

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IGN Presents QUANTUM AND WOODY WEEKLY – A New Webcomic by JAMES ASMUS & TY TEMPLETON!

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Beginning today, the world’s worst superhero team are hitting the interwebs with everything they’ve got!

Before Quantum and Woody #1 comes careening into comic shops everywhere on July 10th, Valiant is teaming up with the authoritative voice in gaming and entertainment for IGN Presents Quantum and Woody Weekly – an exclusive, six-part webcomic by Quantum and Woody’s own James Asmus (Thief of Thieves, Gambit, The End Times of Bram & Ben) and Eisner Award-winning artist Ty Templeton (Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures, Ty Templeton’s Art Land)!

“Valiant has delivered nothing but quality since they launched last summer, so I’m proud and honored to partner with them to debut Quantum and Woody Weekly exclusively on IGN,” said IGN Senior Editor Joey Esposito. “We’re excited to help Valiant’s expansion into web comics, as well as explore IGN Comics as a platform for original comic book content. Plus, you know, goats!”

“We have a seriously cool new series percolating with Quantum and Woody, but before it kicks off in July, our friends at IGN were kind (and crazy) enough to let James Asmus and Ty Templeton bring the hilarity of the world’s worst superhero team to their readers on a weekly basis,” said Quantum and Woody Editor Jody LeHeup. “James and Ty have done their darnedest to deliver some special stuff for old fans of Q&W and new readers alike, so rejoice y’all – Quantum and Woody are back a bit early and in a whole new way.”

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…and the zeitgeist-shredding exploitation stunt comic you demanded is here at last. (And, yes, there will be a goat too. Eventually.)

Now, in the lead-up to Quantum and Woody’s milestone first issue this July, get in on the ground floor of the adventures of the Valiant Universe’s ineptly aspiring heroes with a new installment of IGN Presents Quantum and Woody Weekly every Wednesday! What are the origins of Woody and Eric’s witty repartee? Who looks better in blue? And what exactly is the deal with that goat anyway?

Find out the answers to none of these pressing questions and more each week – only at IGN! Then the misguided action-adventure blowout of the summer continues on July 10th in Quantum and Woody #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s next ongoing monthly series by James Asmus and Tom Fowler, and featuring a standard cover by Ryan Sook, a Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Marcos Martin for customers who pre-order with the their local retailer, an incentive variant by Andrew Robinson, and an interactive QR Voice Variant by Tom Fowler (with real talking goat action)!

But don’t take our word for it – read the first precedent-setting installment of IGN Presents Quantum and Woody Weekly right now, only at IGN!


ASMUS and FOWLER Bring the KLANG! in QUANTUM AND WOODY #1

QW_001_COVER_SOOKValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Quantum and Woody #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new ongoing series by fan favorite writer James Asmus (Thief of Thieves, Gambit, The End Times of Bram & Ben) and acclaimed artist Tom Fowler (Venom, Hulk: Season One)!

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! And the action-packed, zeitgeist-shredding exploitation stunt comic you demanded is here at last.

On July 10th, start reading here to witness the accidental origin and ill-advised rise of the world’s worst superhero team – only in Quantum and Woody #1! (And, yes, there will be a goat too. Eventually.)

For more information on Quantum and Woody and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

QUANTUM AND WOODY #1
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK (MAY131302)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MARCOS MARTIN (MAY131303)
Variant Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON (MAY131304)
QR Voice Variant by TOM FOWLER (MAY131305)
#3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 7/10/13 (FOC – 6/17/13)

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A Dark Light Dawns on SHADOWMAN #7

SM_007_COVER_ZIRCHERValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Shadowman #7 by Harvey Award-nominated writer Justin Jordan (The Legend of Luther Strode) and fan favorite artist Neil Edwards (Fantastic Four, Dark Avengers)! There’s a dark light dawning over New Orleans…but what evil is it bringing over the horizon?

Doctor Mirage talks to the dead and, right now, they’re all saying the same thing – get out while you still can. As Master Darque readies to invade Shadowman’s city with a necromantic army powered by suffering itself, Jack is about to find himself with an unlikely supporter in the coming war against the Deadside – Baron Samedi, the undead vodoun deity that’s promised to secretly betray Darque’s cause. But can heroes and demons ever truly find common ground? And could a double-cross by either side doom New Orleans to the dead?

Find out when Shadowman walks where angels fear to tread on June 5th in Shadowman #7! And look for the limited Shadowman #7 8-Bit Variant by artist Matthew Waite, in stores the same day!

For more information on Shadowman and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

SHADOWMAN #7
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by NEIL EDWARDS
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (APR131285)
8-Bit Variant by MATTHEW WAITE (APR131286)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (APR131287)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/5/13

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VALIANT Gets Fired Up for PHOENIX COMICON 2013!

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This weekend, Valiant is hitting the road for Phoenix Comicon 2013 – the signature pop culture experience of the Southwest!

From Thursday, May 23rd to Sunday, May 26th at the Phoenix Convention Center, visit Valiant at booth #652 for a weekend packed with signings, panels, and exclusive giveaways!

Stop by for a full selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks, hardcovers and merchandise – including convention-exclusive, double-sided Shadowman #1/Harbinger Wars #1 Sketch Flipbooks! And get an advance look at the summer’s biggest releases with the Valiant Summer 2013 Preview Edition – a FREE convention-only comic book, featuring a look inside Quantum and Woody #1 by James Asmus and Tom Fowler and an extended preview of Harbinger Wars #1, the debut issue of Valiant’s first crossover event. And look for signings by Harbinger Wars creators Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry throughout the weekend!

Then, get the inside track on the Summer of Valiant 2013 on Friday, May 24th at 1:30 pm in room 125B at the Valiant 2013: Harbinger Wars and Beyond panel presentation, featuring special guests Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars, Harbinger), Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars, Archer & Armstrong), Christos Gage (Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps) and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani! Find out everything you need to know about the next year of the Valiant Universe right here, directly from a panel of Valiant insiders!

For more information, visit PhoenixComicon.com or ValiantUniverse.com.

We’ll see you in Phoenix!


The H.A.R.D. CORPS Drop in on HARBINGER WARS #3!

HWARS_003_COVER_ZIRCHERValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger Wars #3 (of 4) from writers Joshua Dysart and Duane Swierczynski and artist Clayton Henry! On June 12th, what happens in Vegas may just destroy the rest of the Valiant Universe!

Las Vegas is burning, and the situation on the ground has gone from bad to worse. With the firefight between the Harbinger Foundation, Bloodshot and Peter Stanchek’s Renegades about to spiral out of control, Project Rising Spirit has only one option left to stop the conflagration from spreading. It’s time to bring the deep-black weapons development project – designation H.A.R.D. Corps – back online. But are they a scalpel or a sledgehammer? And can they be trusted with the enormous power they wield?

The Harbinger Wars hit their boiling point on June 12th as a ruthless new player steps out of the shadows and into the Valiant Universe! Don’t miss the H.A.R.D Corps’ devastating first assault in Harbinger Wars #3 (of 4) – then follow the fallout into Harbinger #13 and Bloodshot #12, in stores one week later on June 19th!

HARBINGER WARS #3 (OF 4)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (APR131270)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (APR131271)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (APR131272)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (APR131273)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/12/13 (FOC – 5/20/13)

HARBINGER #13
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS & TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (APR131274)
8-Bit Variant by MATTHEW WAITE (APR131275)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (APR131276)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/19/13 (FOC – 5/27/13)

BLOODSHOT #12
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (APR131277)
8-Bit Variant by MATTHEW WAITE (APR131278)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (APR131279)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/19/13 (FOC – 5/27/13)


VALIANT and Leading Music and Entertainment Merchandising Company CINDER BLOCK Partner For T-Shirts, Apparel and More

VALIANT_CINDERBLOCK_MUGBeginning today, Valiant.Cinderblock.com is your one-stop destination for the greatest merchandise the Valiant Universe has to offer!

Valiant is proud to announce that it has partnered with Cinder Block, the leading independent music and entertainment merchandise company, for Valiant.Cinderblock.com – a new online portal offering limited edition apparel, accessories, prints and more to Valiant’s legion of fans worldwide!

As the landmark first comic book publisher to join Cinder Block’s roster of licensors, Valiant joins Misfits, Suicide Silence, Weezer, Coheed & Cambria, Flogging Molly, Postal Service, Death Cab for Cutie and many more of the world’s preeminent music and pop culture brands powered by Cinder Block’s online webstore.

Cinder Block’s all-new Valiant web store features designs and artwork by some of the most popular creators in comics with the first wave of t-shirts set to include X-O Manowar by David Aja, Bloodshot by Rafael Grampa, and Harbinger by Jeff Lemire. Future releases will see the addition of merchandise based upon Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, Quantum and Woody, and other exciting properties from Valiant’s 1,500-strong character library.

VALIANT_CINDERBLOCK_HARBINGER_SPTGRY“Valiant is one of the most beloved brands in comics, and their dynamic list of characters make for an exciting addition to the Cinderblock family,” said Sue McDonald, CEO of Cinder Block. “Combine that with some of the greatest artists working in the medium today, and there is incredible potential for products and art pieces that no fan can ignore.”

“Since day one, we’ve been fielding questions from fans and potential partners about Valiant merchandise. What Cinder Block offers, however, is the ideal formula – high quality products, engaging designs, and incredible distribution,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales. “What you have before you today is just the first step. Expect new offerings monthly and an expanded array of products from Valiant’s other licensing partners in the near future.”

Visit Valiant.Cinderblock.com to begin exploring today! And look for a selection of new, retailer-exclusive products – available only at local comic shops – to debut soon in future editions of Diamond Previews!

For more information on X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

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