VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT Unveils New Logo

 

To officiate its return to monthly publishing this May, Valiant Entertainment is proud to unveil a new interpretation of the iconic Valiant compass logo by award-winning graphic designer Rian Hughes. The newly redesigned logo — along with Valiant’s new distinctive trade dress, also designed by Hughes — will first see print on May 2nd with the release of X-O Manowar #1 by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan).

“It is always a challenging and interesting project to design the visual identity of a publisher from the ground up in every detail — logo, trade dress, title logos — and to cohesively pull all these elements together so one strong visual identity emerges. Rebooting the Valiant line’s design has been one such great project. The Valiant characters have a strong fanbase and heritage, and so the new logos are fresh and modern as befits a forward-looking publisher while still paying tribute to the originals, just as has been done with the characters themselves,” said Hughes, whose previously published work includes logos and design pieces for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, MTV Networks, Virgin Airlines, Penguin Books, Archaia Entertainment, and the BBC, among many others.

Originally founded in 1989, Valiant Comics is one of the most successful comic publishers of all time and has featured work by many of the industry’s top creative talents, including Jim Shooter, Bob Layton, Barry Windsor-Smith, Joe Quesada, David Lapham, Bryan Hitch, Steve Ditko and many more. Reincorporated as Valiant Entertainment in 2007 by CEO Jason Kothari and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, the company is set to return to monthly comics publishing this summer with four new monthly titles featuring its most popular characters — X-O Manowar #1 in May, Harbinger #1 in June, Bloodshot #1 in July, and Archer & Armstrong #1 in August.

“Rian and our Executive Editor Warren Simons put an incredible amount of energy into making sure that the new logo and the look of the books themselves accurately reflect our perspective on what the Valiant Universe was and can be,” said Shamdasani.

“The day that Valiant titles return to the shelves of comics shops worldwide is one that fans have been eagerly awaiting for some time,” said Kothari. “This powerful, yet versatile new logo is the perfect way to signify a new era for Valiant both as a company and a premier creative brand.”

This is the just the latest in a series of creative endeavors Valiant has announced to coincide with its “Summer of Valiant” relaunch. Most recently, the publisher announced that it would be the first to produce animated, QR code-augmented covers for X-O Manowar #1 and Harbinger #1, as well as a series of “Pullbox Exclusive Variant” covers available only to comic shop customers who subscribe to Valiant’s new #1 issues.

 


Sneak Preview: HARBINGER #1

Valiant is proud to present a six-page lettered preview of Harbinger #1 — the first issue of a super-hero legend reborn from New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier, BPRD) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans (Carbon Grey)!

Teenager Peter Stanchek is on a dangerous path, but wields an even more dangerous power. Skipping across the country in a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, Pete is quickly realizing that he’s a psionically-powered “harbinger” with the potential to control minds, manipulate matter, and forever alter the course of human history. But behind the scenes and half a world away, Pete’s plight has not gone unnoticed by respected philanthropist and fellow harbinger, Toyo Harada. Will Harada offer Pete the chance at the things for which he’s longed — family, inner peace, control? Or will this unlikely hero find himself inducted into a secret network of conspiracy and subversion?

Read minds. Bend steel. Break all the rules. This June, the foundations of the Valiant Universe will shake as Peter Stanchek learns the true price of power, only in Harbinger #1 – on sale June 6th!

 

HARBINGER #1 – ON SALE JUNE 6th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (APR121252)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MICO SUAYAN (APR121253)
Variant Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (APR121254)
QR Voice Variant by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (APR121255)
T+/$3.99


VALIANT Solicitations for JULY 2012

BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Duane Swierczynski
Art by Manuel Garcia & Arturo Lozzi
Cover by Arturo Lozzi
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Mico Suayan
Variant Covers by David Aja & Esad Ribic

The Summer of Valiant continues!

It’s the start of a new mission for one of comics’ all-time best-selling superheroes in Bloodshot #1 — the first issue of a new ongoing series from acclaimed writer Duane Swierczynski (Immortal Iron Fist, Birds of Prey) and the lethal artistic tag team of Manuel Garcia (Checkmate) and Arturo Lozzi (Immortal Weapons)!

Your name is Angelo Mortalli. Your brother is trapped behind enemy lines and on the verge of — no. That’s not right. Your name is Raymond Garrison. You’ve retired from the dangers of the field, but a desperate plea from your oldest friend plunges you into a vicious firefight that — no. That’s not right, either. You are Bloodshot. You are the shade of gray that freedom requires. The perfect confluence of military necessity and cutting-edge technology. A walking WikiLeaks that is a reservoir of dirty secrets that could set the world on fire. And you’ve just been captured.

On sale July 11 • $3.99

 

HARBINGER #2
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Khari Evans & Lewis LaRosa
Cover by Arturo Lozzi
Variant Cover by Doug Braithwaite

Outside the law. Inside your head. Welcome to the Harbinger Foundation.

The hunt for Peter Stanchek intensifies after an epic battle with Pittsburgh S.W.A.T forces him to use his powers out in the open. Now he faces the most difficult decision of his life. Continue to put his friends in harm’s way…or abandon them for the safety of Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation?

On sale July 11• $3.99

X-O MANOWAR #3
Written by Robert Venditti
Art by Cary Nord
Cover by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
Variant Cover by Mico Suayan

The smash hit series of the summer continues!

With the X-O Manowar armor now in his possession, all that stands between Aric and freedom is a legion of alien soldiers. When he at last comes face to face with Commander Trill — the alien responsible for his capture — the enormous power of the Manowar armor reveals its potential in a new and electrifying way. Can Aric lead his band of fellow prisoners off the Vine colony ship and back to Earth, or will their revolt be put down? Who will live and who will die?

On sale July 18 • $3.99


Meet the VALIANT VANGUARD!

The Summer of Valiant is coming! Four months. Four new titles. X-O Manowar #1 in May. Harbinger #1 in June. Bloodshot #1 in July. Archer & Armstrong #1 in August. Now, meet some of the all-star comics talent behind the opening salvo of the all-new Valiant Universe. Just a few weeks before X-O Manowar hits stores everywhere, check out the links below to find out all there is to know about the most anticipated return in comics!

Plus, for an exclusive look behind closed doors, read up on Ain’t It Cool News’ all access tour Valiant’s New York City headquarters to  find out where the Valiant Universe might just be headed next:

And don’t forget to catch up with Valiant this weekend at Chicago’s premier pop culture event, C2E2! Follow us at Twitter.com/ValiantComics for announcements and info live from the convention floor!


VALIANT Is Taking C2E2 By Storm!

This April 13th-15th, Valiant Entertainment is making its debut con appearance at Chicago’s premier pop culture event, C2E2, and we’re bringing a boatload of sneak previews, exclusive prizes and special guests along to celebrate! Don’t miss out – this is comicdom’s one and only chance to get an advance look at the Summer of Valiant before X-O Manowar #1 hits stores everywhere on May 2nd. Stop by the Valiant booth (#411) all weekend long to check out one-of-a-kind giveaways and programming that can’t be found anywhere else!

VALIANT COMICS SUMMER PREVIEW #1
The first official Valiant Comics release – anywhere! Check out this C2E2-only preview edition for a look ahead at the Summer of Valiant’s biggest releases, including X-O Manowar #1 and Harbinger #1! This is a one-of-a-kind collectible – and it’s completely FREE for con-goers while supplies last!

SIGNINGS WITH X-O MANOWAR’S ROBERT VENDITTI
War is coming to C2E2! New York Times best-selling author and X-O Manowar writer Robert Venditti will be on hand daily at the Valiant booth signing Valiant swag and X-O Manowar “War is Coming” posters on Friday from 3-5 PM, Saturday from 11 AM-1 PM, and Sunday from 11 AM-1 PM. Stop byto say hello to the mind behind the Valiant Universe’s greatest hero!

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS WITH EDITOR WARREN SIMONS
Calling all comics artists! Drop your sample portfolios at the Valiant booth on Friday or Saturday for chance at a one-on-one portfolio review with Executive Editor Warren Simons. Portfolios will be left with Valiant staff overnight and appointment times with selected artists will be posted the following the day.

And, whatever you do, don’t miss Valiant’s first-ever panel - VALIANT COMICS: INSIDE THE NEW NUMBER #1s! Join on us Saturday, April 14th at 4:15 PM to get the inside track on the Valiant’s four new series for summer 2012 – X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Archer & Armstrong! Featuring never-before-seen art, surprise announcements and appearances by X-O Manowar writer Robert Venditti, Executive Editor Warren Simons, Publisher Fred Pierce, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, this is the only place to find out what’s coming up next for theValiant Universe!

The Summer of Valiant starts this Friday at C2E2! Keep up with us on Twitter at Twitter.com/ValiantComics for live con floor contests and announcements as they happen!

We’ll see you at the show!


VALIANT’s HARBINGER #1 Pullbox Variant Recruits MICO SUAYAN

Harbinger #1 Pullbox Variant by Mico SuayanREAD MINDS. BEND STEEL. BREAK ALL THE RULES. On June 6th, the first super-hero legend of the modern age makes way for a new generation in Harbinger #1, from New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier, BPRD) and Harvey Award nominee Khari Evans (Carbon Grey)!

To celebrate this Valiant return, the publisher is rewarding comic shop patrons with the Harbinger #1 Pullbox Exclusive Variant by red hot cover artist Mico Suayan (X-Men: Legacy, Thor) — a limited edition cover exclusively available only to comic book store pull list subscribers and box holders!

“Our Pullbox Variant for X-O Manowar #1 was an unqualified success and retailer support for this initiative has been enormous,” said Publisher Fred Pierce. “This is a fantastic way to both get new fans into their local comic shop and give those long-term subscribers who order Valiant’s new number one issues something extra for their support. Best of all, participating is as simple as opening a pull list with your local retailer.”

Valiant will be shipping in-store request forms for the Harbinger #1 Pullbox Exclusive Variant to stores during their April order period. Ask your retailer about subscribing today!To find more information on all of Valiant’s upcoming Pullbox Variant #1 issues — including Bloodshot #1 in July and Archer & Armstrong #1 in August — visit ValiantUniverse.com or download your own pullbox request form here!

  • HARBINGER #1 – ON SALE JUNE 6th!
  • Written by JOSHUA DYSART
  • Art by KHARI EVANS
  • Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (APR121252)
  • Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MICO SUAYAN (APR121253)
  • Variant Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (APR121254)
  • QR Voice Variant by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (APR121255)

VALIANT's HARBINGER #1 Pullbox Variant Recruits MICO SUAYAN

Harbinger #1 Pullbox Variant by Mico SuayanREAD MINDS. BEND STEEL. BREAK ALL THE RULES. On June 6th, the first super-hero legend of the modern age makes way for a new generation in Harbinger #1, from New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier, BPRD) and Harvey Award nominee Khari Evans (Carbon Grey)!

To celebrate this Valiant return, the publisher is rewarding comic shop patrons with the Harbinger #1 Pullbox Exclusive Variant by red hot cover artist Mico Suayan (X-Men: Legacy, Thor) — a limited edition cover exclusively available only to comic book store pull list subscribers and box holders!

“Our Pullbox Variant for X-O Manowar #1 was an unqualified success and retailer support for this initiative has been enormous,” said Publisher Fred Pierce. “This is a fantastic way to both get new fans into their local comic shop and give those long-term subscribers who order Valiant’s new number one issues something extra for their support. Best of all, participating is as simple as opening a pull list with your local retailer.”

Valiant will be shipping in-store request forms for the Harbinger #1 Pullbox Exclusive Variant to stores during their April order period. Ask your retailer about subscribing today!To find more information on all of Valiant’s upcoming Pullbox Variant #1 issues — including Bloodshot #1 in July and Archer & Armstrong #1 in August — visit ValiantUniverse.com or download your own pullbox request form here!

  • HARBINGER #1 – ON SALE JUNE 6th!
  • Written by JOSHUA DYSART
  • Art by KHARI EVANS
  • Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (APR121252)
  • Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MICO SUAYAN (APR121253)
  • Variant Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (APR121254)
  • QR Voice Variant by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (APR121255)

Sneak Preview: X-O MANOWAR #1

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #1 — the landmark, 40-page first issue of the all-new Valiant Universe from New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates, The Homeland Directive) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan)!

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! The Vine destroyed Aric’s world. Now he will give them war.

The Summer of Valiant is coming — and it all starts right here this May 2nd, only in X-O Manowar #1!

X-O MANOWAR #1 – ON SALE MAY 2nd!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ESAD RIBIC (MAR121221)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (MAR121222)
Variant Cover by DAVID AJA (MAR121223)
QR Voice Variant by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR121224)
$3.99/Rated T+/40 pgs.


CARY NORD Signs As VALIANT's First Exclusive Creator

X-O Manowar #1 Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Cary NordValiant is proud to announce that Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord has signed on to become the publisher’s first exclusive creator. Nord will be making his Valiant Comics debut alongside New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti in X-O Manowar #1 — a landmark 40-page issue that launches Valiant’s return to comic shops on May 2nd.

“It’s been immensely exciting working on X-O Manowar,” said Nord. “I’m having a great time working with this character and this team. The chance to help define the Valiant Universe was one that was just too good to pass up.”

With over two decades of industry experience, Nord has contributed to some of the most popular series in comics, including Daredevil and Action Comics, and has collaborated with some of the industry’s preeminent talents. With writer Kurt Busiek, Nord forged an Eisner Award-winning run on Dark Horse’s Conan.

This May, Nord tackles the return of another comic book icon with X-O Manowar #1 — the first issue of a new ongoing series that will cement the foundations of the Valiant Universe — and spotlight the visceral action and dynamic storytelling that have made him a fan favorite artist around the world.

“Cary is a tremendous talent and his work on X-O Manowar has elicited an off-the-charts response from fans and retailers. We’re extraordinarily happy to have him on board for the long haul,” said Executive Editor Warren Simons. ”We’re dedicated to bringing excellence with our comics month in and month out, and Cary has already proven himself to be a true visionary in designing the new direction of the Valiant Universe with X-O Manowar.”

Get your first look at Nord’s spectacular work on X-O Manowar #1 when the Summer of Valiant begins on May 2nd! And don’t forget to ask your local retailer about the X-O Manowar #1 exclusive Pullbox and QR Voice variant covers. Visit www.ValiantUniverse.com for more information and news on all of Valiant’s summer titles –Harbinger #1 in June, Bloodshot #1 in July, and Archer & Armstrong #1 in August.

X-O MANOWAR #1 – ON SALE MAY 2nd!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ESAD RIBIC (MAR121221)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (MAR121222)
Variant Cover by DAVID AJA (MAR121223)
QR Voice Variant by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR121224)
$3.99/Rated T+/40 pgs.

X-O MANOWAR #2 – ON SALE JUNE 6th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Variant Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

 


CARY NORD Signs As VALIANT’s First Exclusive Creator

X-O Manowar #1 Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Cary NordValiant is proud to announce that Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord has signed on to become the publisher’s first exclusive creator. Nord will be making his Valiant Comics debut alongside New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti in X-O Manowar #1 — a landmark 40-page issue that launches Valiant’s return to comic shops on May 2nd.

“It’s been immensely exciting working on X-O Manowar,” said Nord. “I’m having a great time working with this character and this team. The chance to help define the Valiant Universe was one that was just too good to pass up.”

With over two decades of industry experience, Nord has contributed to some of the most popular series in comics, including Daredevil and Action Comics, and has collaborated with some of the industry’s preeminent talents. With writer Kurt Busiek, Nord forged an Eisner Award-winning run on Dark Horse’s Conan.

This May, Nord tackles the return of another comic book icon with X-O Manowar #1 — the first issue of a new ongoing series that will cement the foundations of the Valiant Universe — and spotlight the visceral action and dynamic storytelling that have made him a fan favorite artist around the world.

“Cary is a tremendous talent and his work on X-O Manowar has elicited an off-the-charts response from fans and retailers. We’re extraordinarily happy to have him on board for the long haul,” said Executive Editor Warren Simons. ”We’re dedicated to bringing excellence with our comics month in and month out, and Cary has already proven himself to be a true visionary in designing the new direction of the Valiant Universe with X-O Manowar.”

Get your first look at Nord’s spectacular work on X-O Manowar #1 when the Summer of Valiant begins on May 2nd! And don’t forget to ask your local retailer about the X-O Manowar #1 exclusive Pullbox and QR Voice variant covers. Visit www.ValiantUniverse.com for more information and news on all of Valiant’s summer titles –Harbinger #1 in June, Bloodshot #1 in July, and Archer & Armstrong #1 in August.

X-O MANOWAR #1 – ON SALE MAY 2nd!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ESAD RIBIC (MAR121221)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (MAR121222)
Variant Cover by DAVID AJA (MAR121223)
QR Voice Variant by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR121224)
$3.99/Rated T+/40 pgs.

X-O MANOWAR #2 – ON SALE JUNE 6th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Variant Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

 


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