Venditti, Nord, and Hairsine Launch X-O MANOWAR Into PLANET DEATH

Valiant is proud to announce Planet Death — a six-part blockbuster that will see X-O Manowar attempt to save Earth from an alien onslaught by mounting a one-man invasion of The Vine homeworld!

Valiant’s first star-studded storyline of the new year begins with the two-part Prelude to Planet Death in X-O Manowar #9 and #10 by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and comics superstar Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis)! Then, the invasion begins in full force with Planet Death — Part 1 (of 4) in X-O Manowar #11, featuring the triumphant return of Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan). The cosmos-quaking culmination of X-O Manowar’s first year in the Valiant Universe starts here!

The Vine armada has arrived on Earth and they’ve brought with them something far more terrible than any war machine. Forced into battle against the most horrifying opponent he’s ever faced, Aric of Dacia will unleash the ultimate sanction against a foe torn from his own past — and, soon, he will commence one, final act of revenge. Using their own perfect weapon, X-O Manowar will invade The Vine’s homeworld and, just as

his Visigoth forefathers sacked Rome before him, he will not stop until the capital of their interstellar empire has become a planet of death.

“Planet Death is a story that we’ve been building toward over the course of the entire series, and the threads of it go all the way back to X-O Manowar #1,” said series author Robert Venditti. “At his core, Aric of Dacia is a warrior, and, as his conquest of Planet Death begins, we will see him leverage the skills that he knows best — leadership, open warfare, and the all-out brutalism of the battlefield.”

“Aric was content to let sleeping dogs lie, but when everything he knew about his past is shattered in a moment, he’s driven to one conclusion – he must take the fight to the Vine and wipe them out at the source,” added Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons.

Aric’s galaxy-spanning quest for vengeance takes root this January with Prelude to Planet Death — Part 1 (of 2) in X-O Manowar #9 — featuring covers by superstar artists Trevor Hairsine, Cary Nord and Clayton Crain! And to get more exclusive info on Planet Death and where the Valiant Universe is headed in 2013, check out “The Future of Valiant” Panel this Friday at New York Comic-Con at 2:45 pm for an exclusive look at what happens next!

 

Prelude to Planet Death — Part 1 (of 2):

X-O MANOWAR #9 – ON SALE IN JANUARY!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Prelude to Planet Death — Part 2 (of 2):

X-O MANOWAR #10 – ON SALE IN FEBRUARY!
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by CARY NORD

Planet Death — Part 1 (of 4):

X-O MANOWAR #11 – ON SALE IN MARCH!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN


It All Ends In HARBINGER #5

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #5, from New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart and Harvey Award nominee Khari Evans! The first storyline of one of the year’s most acclaimed series concludes with a bone-breaking, psyche-smashing battle for the fate of the Valiant Universe on October 17th!

It has all led to this. Peter Stanchek tried find peace within the Harbinger Foundation, but instead has found the ultimate betrayal. In their crusade to control Peter’s untold power, the foundation’s psychic shock troops have spilled innocent blood. Now Peter will unleash his full potential against their leader and the most powerful harbinger of all, Toyo Harada. Will this unavoidable collision transform Peter into a great destroyer – or will he be the tempest that finally topples Harada’s dominion over the human race?

Alpha and omega. Teacher and student. Hero and villain. On October 17th, the boy who has nothing will go to war against the man who has everything. And soon the Valiant Universe will discover that everything must end – even the world. Steady yourself for the cataclysmic battle of Peter Stanchek and Toyo Harada in Harbinger #5 – in stores the same day as X-O Manowar #6!

And go behind the process that revamped and re-envisioned Valiant’s greatest heroes for a new generation with the Harbinger #5 Character Design Cover, featuring exclusive art and design work by comics visionary David Aja (Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist).

HARBINGER #5 – ON SALE OCTOBER 17th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS with MATTHEW CLARK & JIM MUNIZ
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (AUG121332)
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA (AUG121333)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“Renegades” Part I: Kris in…

HARBINGER #6 – ON SALE NOVEMBER 21st!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (SEP121225)
Variant Cover by MATTHEW CLARK (SEP121226)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“Renegades” Part II: Flamingo in…

HARBINGER #7 – ON SALE DECEMBER 19th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (OCT121235)
Flamingo Variant by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (OCT121236)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


Meet VALIANT's Superstar Creators At NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2012

Valiant is proud to reveal its full schedule of creator appearances for New York Comic-Con 2012 (NYCC)! From Thursday, October 11th through Sunday, October 14th, a who’s who of talent behind the hottest universe in comics will be on hand at the Valiant Entertainment booth (#1220) for signings, sketches and more! Meet the all-star cast of creators behind X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman, and the rest of the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes!

To get the inside track on all of the great Valiant happenings in the works for 2013, join Joshua Dysart (Harbinger), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Executive Editor Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani for “The Future of Valiant” Panel on Friday, October 12th at 2:45 pm! Valiant’s biggest year yet starts right here!

And stop by the Valiant booth all weekend long to pick up a FREE “Future of Valiant” Preview, spotlighting Valiant’s biggest releases – including Shadowman #1! Also, look for the debut of the con-exclusive “Summer of Valiant” Collected Edition, collecting the four new #1 issues that relaunched the Valiant Universe anew. Now is the time to discover why the Valiant Universe has been captivating fans and critics all year long!

Only one more week to go… We’ll see you at NYCC!

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT SIGNING SCHEDULE – NYCC 2012

Thursday, October 11th

ALL DAY: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)
4:00 – 4:45: Arturo Lozzi (Bloodshot)
4:45 – 5:30: Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans (Harbinger)
5:30 – 6:15: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)
6:15 – 7:00: Justin Jordan (Shadowman)

Friday, October 12th

ALL DAY: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)
11:00 – 12:30: Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans (Harbinger)
12:30 – 1:30: Justin Jordan (Shadowman)
1:30 – 2:30: Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong)
2:45 – 3:45: “The Future of Valiant” Panel, room 1A08
4:00 – 5:00: Manuel Garcia & Arturo Lozzi (Bloodshot)
5:00 – 6:00: Mico Suayan (Harbinger)

Saturday, October 13th

ALL DAY: Cary Nord (X-O Manowar)
11:00 – 12:30: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)
12:30 – 2:00: Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans (Harbinger)
2:00 – 3:30: Mico Suayan (Harbinger)
3:30 – 5:00: Justin Jordan (Shadowman)
5:00 – 6:30: Arturo Lozzi (Bloodshot)

Sunday, October 14th

ALL DAY: Cary Nord (X-O Manowar)
10:30 – 11:30: Mico Suayan (Harbinger)
11:30 – 12:30: Justin Jordan (Shadowman)
12:30 – 1:30: Arturo Lozzi (Bloodshot)
1:30 – 2:30: Joshua Dysart (Harbinger)
2:30 – 3:30: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)


Meet VALIANT’s Superstar Creators At NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2012

Valiant is proud to reveal its full schedule of creator appearances for New York Comic-Con 2012 (NYCC)! From Thursday, October 11th through Sunday, October 14th, a who’s who of talent behind the hottest universe in comics will be on hand at the Valiant Entertainment booth (#1220) for signings, sketches and more! Meet the all-star cast of creators behind X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman, and the rest of the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes!

To get the inside track on all of the great Valiant happenings in the works for 2013, join Joshua Dysart (Harbinger), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Executive Editor Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani for “The Future of Valiant” Panel on Friday, October 12th at 2:45 pm! Valiant’s biggest year yet starts right here!

And stop by the Valiant booth all weekend long to pick up a FREE “Future of Valiant” Preview, spotlighting Valiant’s biggest releases – including Shadowman #1! Also, look for the debut of the con-exclusive “Summer of Valiant” Collected Edition, collecting the four new #1 issues that relaunched the Valiant Universe anew. Now is the time to discover why the Valiant Universe has been captivating fans and critics all year long!

Only one more week to go… We’ll see you at NYCC!

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT SIGNING SCHEDULE – NYCC 2012

Thursday, October 11th

ALL DAY: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)
4:00 – 4:45: Arturo Lozzi (Bloodshot)
4:45 – 5:30: Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans (Harbinger)
5:30 – 6:15: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)
6:15 – 7:00: Justin Jordan (Shadowman)

Friday, October 12th

ALL DAY: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)
11:00 – 12:30: Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans (Harbinger)
12:30 – 1:30: Justin Jordan (Shadowman)
1:30 – 2:30: Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong)
2:45 – 3:45: “The Future of Valiant” Panel, room 1A08
4:00 – 5:00: Manuel Garcia & Arturo Lozzi (Bloodshot)
5:00 – 6:00: Mico Suayan (Harbinger)

Saturday, October 13th

ALL DAY: Cary Nord (X-O Manowar)
11:00 – 12:30: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)
12:30 – 2:00: Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans (Harbinger)
2:00 – 3:30: Mico Suayan (Harbinger)
3:30 – 5:00: Justin Jordan (Shadowman)
5:00 – 6:30: Arturo Lozzi (Bloodshot)

Sunday, October 14th

ALL DAY: Cary Nord (X-O Manowar)
10:30 – 11:30: Mico Suayan (Harbinger)
11:30 – 12:30: Justin Jordan (Shadowman)
12:30 – 1:30: Arturo Lozzi (Bloodshot)
1:30 – 2:30: Joshua Dysart (Harbinger)
2:30 – 3:30: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)


Ninjak Has X-O MANOWAR #6 Dead To Rights

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #6 by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti and acclaimed artist Lee Garbett! Can X-O Manowar recover from his chilling defeat at the hands of Ninjak? Who will be the last superhero standing? Place your bets because, on October 17th, it’s a close quarters rematch that will decide the fate of all mankind!

Aric of Dacia has been disarmed — and now Ninjak is about to deliver the incalculably powerful X-O Manowar armor into the hands of The Vine’s earthly agents. Trapped thousands of feet above the Atlantic and at the mercy of the Valiant Universe’s most feared mercenary, Aric now has only one chance to recover his prize. With only brute force to aid him, can Aric — unarmed and untested in the 21st century – teach the man called Ninjak the true meaning of Visigoth might? Or will Ninjak’s cold precision win him control of the awesome weapon that all of Earth will soon come to fear?

Two warriors. One weapon. No survivors. The book that IGN hails as “brutal, mysterious, and full of heart” soldiers into the staggering second round of the year’s most demanded comic book match-up on October 17th, only in X-O Manowar #6.

X-O MANOWAR #6 – ON SALE OCTOBER 17th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (AUG121334)
Character Design Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (AUG121335)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (AUG121336)
$3.99 US/Rated T+/32 pgs.


Calling All RENEGADES In HARBINGER #6

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #6 – the FIRST issue of an all-new arc by New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart (BPRD: 1946) and rising star Phil Briones (Captain America Corps)! Out of the ashes of the Harbinger Foundation, the rise of the Valiant Universe’s first super-team begins on November 21st in the fearless first installment of “Renegades”!

After a crushing defeat at the hands of his would-be mentor, Peter Stanchek lies critically wounded and the only person who can save him is the person that hates him the most – his childhood love Kris Hathaway. As Harada’s Eggbreaker strike force closes in, Peter wonders if he is going to find forgiveness at Kris’s door – or unbridled vengeance. But when Faith returns as the superhero she’s always dreamed of being, the game is going to change for everyone involved…

Peter Stanchek. Zephyr. Kris. Flamingo. Torque. The first battle against the Harbinger Foundation has been decided, but the war is just beginning. Join the resistance on November 21st in Harbinger #6 – the opening chapter of “Renegades” and a brand new jumping-on point for the series Comic Book Resources calls “one of the best things to happen to superhero comics.” The Valiant Universe is about to change forever…and it all starts right here.

“Renegades” Part I: Kris in…

HARBINGER #6 – ON SALE NOVEMBER 21st!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (SEP121225)
Variant Cover by MATTHEW CLARK (SEP121226)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“Renegades” Part II: Flamingo in…

HARBINGER #7 – ON SALE DECEMBER 19th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (OCT121235)
Flamingo Variant by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (OCT121236)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“Renegades” Part III: Torque in…

HARBINGER #8 – ON SALE IN JANUARY!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Torque Variant by KHARI EVANS
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


VALIANT Heads Into NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2012 With Signings, Exclusives, and More!

Get ready because the entire Valiant Universe is heading to New York Comic-Con (NYCC), the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting pop culture event! Join Valiant’s creators and staff from Thursday, October 11th through Sunday, October 14th for a weekend packed with exclusive merch, signings, and news direct from the heart of the Big Apple.

Kick off the show with a bang and join Valiant on Friday, October 12th at 2:45 pm at “The Future of Valiant” panel to hear all of the exclusive news and announcements behind the next great happenings in the Valiant Universe! Featuring Joshua Dysart (Harbinger), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Duane Swierczynski (Bloodshot), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Executive Editor Warren Simons and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, this is the one-and-only place to discover what 2013 holds for Valiant’s greatest heroes.

All weekend long, stop by the Valiant booth (#1220) to catch up with the creators and characters behind the Valiant Universe with non-stop signings and con-exclusive offerings, including blank cover double-sided flipbooks, Valiant t-shirts, and “The Summer of Valiant” Collected Edition – a limited edition, square-bound collection of Valiant’s first four #1 issues. And check out Valiant’s hottest new releases with a FREE Valiant Preview Edition, starring X-O Manowar and Shadowman!

Be sure to swing by any of Midtown Comics’ three Manhattan locations to pick up a FREE copy of Bloodshot #1 with purchase of any NYCC ticket (while supplies last). Tickets are going quickly, but Midtown still has four-day passes available at all locations! Visit MidtownComics.com, NewYorkComicCon.com and ValiantUniverse.com for more information.

We’ll see you at NYCC!


Mr. Twist Dials Up The Darkness In SHADOWMAN #2

Valiant is proud to present an advance, inked preview of Shadowman #2 by red-hot creator Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) and comics superstar Patrick Zircher (Captain America)! The eagerly anticipated debut of Shadowman in the Valiant Universe continues as New Orleans falls prey to a madman of unspeakable power!

Jack Boniface has just become the next Shadowman — which would be great if he had any idea what he was doing. But he doesn’t and he’s out of time. Master Darque has dispatched the terrifying Mr. Twist to destroy Jack, and the demonic creature is tearing through half of the Big Easy in search of his target. Now, it’s down to the Abettors — the mysterious organization that’s spent hundreds of years protecting New Orleans — to reach Jack first.

The Valiant Universe is about to become a much darker place. Can Shadowman save it before its light is lost forever? Find out in the unshakable, unimaginable second installment of the winter’s hottest new series this December 5th in Shadowman #2 – featuring a variant cover by Eisner Award-winning icon Dave Johnson (100 Bullets)!

And don’t forget to place your pre-order for Shadowman #1 – on sale November 7th!

SHADOWMAN #2 – ON SALE DECEMBER 5th!
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (OCT121233)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (OCT121234)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

SHADOWMAN #1 – ON SALE NOVEMBER 7th!
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (SEP121219)
“Blackout” Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PATRICK ZIRCHER (SEP121220)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (SEP121221)
Variant Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ (SEP121222)
$3.99 US/Rated T+/32 pgs.


All Conspiracies Lead To Rome In ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #3

Archer & Armstrong #3 from the New York Times best-selling creative team of writer Fred Van Lente and artist Clayton Henry! Get ready for a showdown beneath Rome with the dreaded Sisters of Perpetual Darkness!

Archer & Armstrong have leapt one step ahead of the The Sect in their worldwide race to collect the fragments of the mythical Boon. But will the ninja nuns that protect the Vatican’s archive of forbidden knowledge prevent Valiant’s newest adventurers from acquiring the next clue they need to complete their quest? If they fail, the Boon’s civilization-leveling powers might just end everything – again. So when another member of the Archer clan suddenly appears, will Archer & Armstrong walk into their latest melee with a new ally at their side – or a knife in the back?

The series that ComicsAlliance calls “fantastic” takes a kitana to the history of Western civilization this October 10th in Archer & Armstrong #3 – in stores the same day as Bloodshot #4! And go inside the process that revamped and rebuilt Valiant’s biggest heroes for a new generation with the Archer & Armstrong #3 Character Design Cover – featuring exclusive art and concept designs by superstar artist David Aja (Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist)!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #3 – ON SALE OCTOBER 10th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (AUG121337)
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA (AUG121338)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 THIRD PRINTING SKETCH VARIANT – ON SALE OCTOBER 17th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (AUG128056)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


All Conspiracies Lead To Rome In ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #3

Archer & Armstrong #3 from the New York Times best-selling creative team of writer Fred Van Lente and artist Clayton Henry! Get ready for a showdown beneath Rome with the dreaded Sisters of Perpetual Darkness!

Archer & Armstrong have leapt one step ahead of the The Sect in their worldwide race to collect the fragments of the mythical Boon. But will the ninja nuns that protect the Vatican’s archive of forbidden knowledge prevent Valiant’s newest adventurers from acquiring the next clue they need to complete their quest? If they fail, the Boon’s civilization-leveling powers might just end everything – again. So when another member of the Archer clan suddenly appears, will Archer & Armstrong walk into their latest melee with a new ally at their side – or a knife in the back?

The series that ComicsAlliance calls “fantastic” takes a kitana to the history of Western civilization this October 10th in Archer & Armstrong #3 – in stores the same day as Bloodshot #4! And go inside the process that revamped and rebuilt Valiant’s biggest heroes for a new generation with the Archer & Armstrong #3 Character Design Cover – featuring exclusive art and concept designs by superstar artist David Aja (Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist)!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #3 – ON SALE OCTOBER 10th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (AUG121337)
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA (AUG121338)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 THIRD PRINTING SKETCH VARIANT – ON SALE OCTOBER 17th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (AUG128056)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


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