VALIANT, OREN’S DAILY ROAST and MIDTOWN COMICS Brew Up Custom Beverages, Free Comic Giveaways, and More!

X-O MANOWAR_Green-Tea-BlastValiant Entertainment today announced a new partnership with New York’s premier coffee roaster, Oren’s Daily Roast, and leading New York comic book retail chain Midtown Comics for a three month-long celebration of Valiant’s flagship hero – the one and only X-O Manowar! Beginning on Friday, June 13th, head to any of Oren’s ten Manhattan beverage locations for a limited edition X-O Manowar Green Tea Blast – a deliciously cold combination of frozen matcha green tea and vanilla perfect for the height of summer.

And that’s not all! For the next three months, customers who purchase any Oren’s coffee or tea beverage will receive a Valiant-branded java jacket redeemable at any of Midtown Comics ‘ three Manhattan locations – Midtown Times Square, Midtown Grand Central, and Midtown Downtown – for a free, collectible Valiant comic book while supplies last! Plus, present a Valiant comic book at any Oren’s location to receive 10% off your next Oren’s purchase.

The collaboration kicks off on Friday, June 13th with a special, invitation-only X-O Manowar Green Tea Blast Release Party at Oren’s flagship Times Square location from 3 to 5 PM EST – with Valiant comics and special surprise gifts, courtesy of Midtown Comics!

“As one of New York’s preeminent comic book publishers, it is Valiant’s distinct pleasure to partner with two fellow independent, local businesses for a partnership that engages all of our fans and customers,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales. “It was a Valiant supporter within Oren’s that first brought this idea to our attention, and, with the major marquee locations of both Oren’s and Midtown just two blocks from one another in the heart of Times Square, this a perfect opportunity to bring even more new fans of X-O Manowar and the entire Valiant Universe into the fold.”

“There is nothing I like more than working with quality, like-minded New York companies providing great products in the greatest city on Earth,” said Oren Bloostein, founder and roastmaster of Oren’s Daily Roast. “And to celebrate this promotion, we created the X-O Manowar Green Tea Blast, perfect for quenching your summer thirst!”

Abducted from his own time by a vicious alien race, the courageous Visigoth warrior called Aric of Dacia spent years in slavery among the stars before escaping with his captors’ most feared weapon – the X-O Manowar armor. Now, stranded in the modern day, the world’s most primitive man also just happens to wield its most powerful weapon and serves the United States government as X-O Manowar. Since debuting in 1992, the character has starred in more than 120 issues of his own self-titles series, sold more than 8 million comic books, and spawned toys, merchandise, and a video game crossover with Marvel Entertainment’s Iron Man.

Recently relaunched with a chart-topping, award-winning new series by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, X-O Manowar recently returned to the fore as one of the most acclaimed ongoing series in comics today. Beginning on June 11th, X-O Manowar will anchor Valiant’s major summer 2014 crossover event, Armor Hunters, as a team of extraterrestrial hunter-killers invade Earth in pursuit of his ultra-powerful armor.

To find an Oren’s location near you, visit OrensDailyRoast.com.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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About Valiant Entertainment

Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,750 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 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. Outside of the United States and Canada, Valiant titles are published in a number of languages and territories internationally, including Brazil, Mexico, France, Italy, Spain, China, and others. Visit Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Oren’s Daily Roast

Oren’s Daily Roast was founded in 1986 in New York City by Oren Bloostein, Roastmaster. Oren only sources the world’s highest-quality specialty coffee beans and roasts them in small batches every day. Those same freshly roasted beans are served at his ten Manhattan retail locations as well as to wholesale customers found locally and worldwide. You can order them too at orensdailyroast.com.

About Midtown Comics

MIDTOWN COMICS opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, with its online store as well as three landmark New York City locations in Times Square, Grand Central and Downtown, as well as Comics Boutiques in the iconic FAO Schwarz Fifth Avenue and Toys“R”Us Times Square. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at: http://www.midtowncomics.com.


VALIANT Unveils Exclusives, Signings, Panels, and More for SPECIAL EDITION: NYC!

UNITY_008_VARIANT_SPECIAL-EDITIONOn Saturday, June 14th and Sunday, June 15th, Valiant will be joining the festivities at New York City’s newest comic book festival, Special Edition: NYC, and we’re bringing a boatload of special guests and exclusives to celebrate!

Join Valiant at Booth #303 inside the Javits Center for a weekend packed with signings from Valiant creators, including acclaimed artists Robert Gill (Armor Hunters: Harbinger, Eternal Warrior) and Emanuela Lupacchino (Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps), and more special surprise guests! Plus, look for a ton of free giveaways and con-exclusive products, including the UNITY #8 Special Edition: NYC Exclusive Variant by Robert Gill – a limited edition, early release of the first issue of the all-new story arc drawing Valiant’s unbreakable superteam into the heart of this summer’s colossal ARMOR HUNTERS crossover event.

Then, join us on Sunday, June 15th at 11 AM in Theater A – 1E19 for the VALIANT Presents VALIANT FIRST: ARMOR HUNTERS AND BEYOND panel presentation! As New York’s own Valiant Entertainment steamrolls into yet another super-summer, find out what the future holds for their power-packed VALIANT FIRST line-up of new series – including RAI, ARMOR HUNTERS, THE DELINQUENTS, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, and more! Join an all-star panel of Valiant creators and staff, including Joe Harris (Armor Hunters: Bloodshot), Robert Gill (Armor Hunters: Harbinger), Executive Editor Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, for an exclusive round of news, artwork, and announcements right here, only at Special Edition: NYC!

We’ll see you at the show!

For tickets, programming information, and more, visit SpecialEditionNYC.com.

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For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


VALIANT Previews: On Sale June 11th, 2014 – ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (VALIANT FIRST) | ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #21 | BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #23

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by JORGE MOLINA* (APR141410/APR141409)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR141411)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (APR141412)
Artist Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (APR141413)
Blank Cover also available (APR141414)

This summer, Earth will be the greatest hunt of all when VALIANT FIRST unleashes the first issue of 2014’s must-read crossover event – ARMOR HUNTERS – from superstar creators Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) and Doug Braithwaite (Unity)!

A relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the X-O Manowar armor and all like it – have finally found their last target. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

In the tradition of the universe-shaking HARBINGER WARS, Valiant’s biggest heroes begin the summer’s blockbuster 18-issue crossover event right here in Armor Hunters #1 (of 4) – and then launch the resistance against the world’s first full-scale cosmic threat with new arcs beginning in Unity #8 and X-O Manowar #26 in June; and Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1 (of 3) and Armor Hunters: Harbinger #1 (of 3) beginning in July!

CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
40 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 6/11/14 (FOC – 5/19/14)

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AA_021_COVER_A_CRYSTALARCHER & ARMSTRONG #21 (“AMERICAN WASTELAND” – PART 2)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by SHAWN CRYSTAL (APR141436)
Cover B by MICHAEL WALSH (APR141437)

Living it up at the Hotel California!

Dead celebrities, an extra-dimensional hotel, the truth about The Doors…and that was all in our first issue! Fred Van Lente’s ground-breaking run continues as Archer & Armstrong face off against their greatest foe, The Lizard King, as the fate of reality itself hangs in the balance!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 6/11/14 (FOC – 5/19/14)

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BSHC_023_COVER_A_BARRIONUEVOBLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #23 (“BLOODSHOT VS. H.A.R.D. CORPS” – FINALE)
Written by DUFFY BOUDREAU & CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by AL BARRIONUEVO
Cover A by AL BARRIONUEVO (APR141434)
Cover B by PERE PEREZ (APR141435)

BLOODSHOT VS. H.A.R.D. CORPS – ROUND II!

The six men and women of H.A.R.D. Corps are all that stand between Bloodshot and everything he’s ever wanted – the total destruction of Project Rising Spirit. The clock is ticking down to zero, the stakes are life-or-death…and no one in this fight has anything left to lose.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 6/11/14 (FOC – 5/19/14)

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VALIANT New Printing Alert: RAI #1 THIRD PRINTING | X-O MANOWAR #25 SECOND PRINTING

RAI_001_COVER_THIRD-PRINTINGValiant is proud to announce that two of May’s most high-profile releases – RAI #1 and the oversized X-O MANOWAR #25 anniversary spectacular – have sold out at the distributor level and will soon return to store shelves with all-new printings in June and July!

First up, discover a daring new vision of what comics can be in the RAI #1 THIRD PRINTING VARIANT – your latest chance to enter the astonishing world of Japan in the 41st century as realized by superstar creators Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain! Returning to stands on July 9th alongside RAI #3, the red-hot launch book of the all-new VALIANT FIRST initiative continues to burn up the charts after a record-setting second print sell-out. Start reading here to jump on board the new ongoing series that has fans and critics heralding RAI as a comic book milestone for the modern age.

Praise for RAI #1:

“✮✮✮✮✮… [Rai] comes with the highest praise.” – PopMatters
“✮✮✮✮½… Rai is just plain amazing.” – IGN
“✮✮✮✮… An immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics.” – Comic Book Resources
“✮✮✮✮… This is a book you really need to check out.” – Comic Vine
“Maybe the best looking comic Valiant has produced yet, and a book that has nearly unlimited potential…” – Multiversity Comics

XO_025_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGPlus, the sold-out, 48-page introduction to June’s much anticipated ARMOR HUNTERS crossover event returns to store shelves on June 25th with the X-O MANOWAR #25 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT! Featuring all-new stories from Robert Venditti, Bryan Hitch, J.G. Jones, Cary Nord and many more, find out everything you need to know about X-O Manowar – from his origin among the stars to his battle in the modern day – just in time for the beginning of ARMOR HUNTERS this June! Look for the X-O MANOWAR #25 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT in stores alongside X-O MANOWAR #26, the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new, standalone story arc detailing the untold history of the Armor Hunters – and the forbidden secret that put them on inescapable collision course with the planet Earth.

Praise for X-O MANOWAR #25:

“✮✮✮✮✮… A great jumping on point for any new fan…” – Comic Bastards
“✮✮✮✮½… If this doesn’t hook you nothing will. This is a perfect blend of history, action, anticipation wrapped in stunning and brilliant art.” – Unleash the Fanboy
“✮✮✮✮½… New or old to the series you’ll appreciate the work that was put into this issue and you’ll be yearning for more.” – Herotaku
“✮✮✮✮… This is how anniversary issues should be done… X-O Manowar #25 sets the bar high for the rest of the line.” – Comic Book Resources

For a complete calendar of Valiant’s upcoming releases, visit Valiant online here.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

RAI #1 (THIRD PRINTING VARIANT)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 7/19/14 (FOC – 6/16/14)

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with TOM FOWLER and JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by DIEGO BERNARD, SEAN CHEN, TOM FOWLER, BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, BARRY KITSON, CARY NORD, RAFER ROBERTS, and ANDY RUNTON
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
$4.99/T+/48 pgs.
ON SALE 6/25/14 (FOC – 6/2/14)


First Look: HARBINGER #24 – Requiem for a Renegade!

HAR_024_COVER_LAROSAValiant is proud to present an advance preview of HARBINGER #24 – the penultimate chapter of “Death of a Renegade” from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans (Immortal Iron Fist)! One of the Renegades is dead…but the battle isn’t over yet.

In the aftermath of his fallen teammate’s devastating sacrifice, driven but damaged teenage psionic Peter Stanchek is about engage his former mentor, Harbinger Foundation founder and fellow psiot Toyo Harada, in the most awesome display of psychic combat the world has ever witnessed. But with Peter’s team shattered and the true price of toppling Harada’s empire now laid bare, the requiem for the Renegades as we once knew them has now begun.

Hold on tight – the most important Harbinger story ever told delivers another shocking blow on June 18th, only in HARBINGER #24! And the countdown to the the “EVERYTHING CHANGES,” mind-shattering finale in July’s all-star HARBINGER #25 anniversary spectacular continues with an all-new milestone for the series that has fans and critics riveted:

“✮✮✮✮✮… It’s some incredible storytelling.” – Comic Bastards
“✮✮✮✮✮… Dysart has demonstrated that he’s a master of his craft.” – Comic Spectrum
“✮✮✮✮✮… Amazingly done… A roller-coaster of emotions that leaves you hurt…” – Geeked Out Nation
“✮✮✮✮… An incredibly compelling story with consistently impressive visuals.” – Comic Vine
“✮✮✮✮… When the dust settles there will be some real soul searching to do in this comic book…” – Comic Book Resources

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

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HARBINGER #24 (“DEATH OF A RENEGADE” – PART 3)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (APR141430)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (APR141431)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/18/14 (FOC – 5/26/14)

HARBINGER #25 (“DEATH OF A RENEGADE” – FINALE!)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART with VIVEK J. TIWARY, JUSTIN JORDAN, and LUCY KNISLEY
Art by KHARI EVANS with JANET LEE, DAN GOLDMAN, RAFER ROBERTS, BARRY KITSON, RILEY ROSSMO, LUCY KNISLEY, and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAY141659)
Cover B by JENNY FRISON (MAY141660)
Variant Cover by LUCY KNISLEY (MAY141661)
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN (MAY141662)
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON (MAY141663)
$4.99/T+/48 pgs.
ON SALE 7/16/14 (FOC – 6/23/14)

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Valiant Previews: On Sale June 4th, 2014 – RAI# 2 (VALIANT FIRST) | QUANTUM AND WOODY #11 | RAI #1 (SECOND PRINTING)

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (APR141423)
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN (APR141424)
Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES (APR141425)
Variant Cover by BART SEARS (APR141426)
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (APR141427)

Discover the astonishing world of the 41st century! This summer, Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s one-of-a-kind adventure proves that there is nothing else in comics like RAI!

In the far future of 4001 A.D., Japan is a single endless city-state, governed by a benevolent artificial intelligence and policed by one lone enforcer – the mysterious Rai, spirit guardian of the rising sun. But, soon, a single bullet will shatter the peace it has taken 2,000 years to secure…

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/4/14 (FOC – 5/12/14)

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Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by WILFREDO TORRES and ERICA HENDERSON
Cover A by KANO (APR141432)
Cover B by WILFREDO TORRES (APR141433)

Q+W=DEAD MEAT!

The mad super-scientists of Edison’s Radical Acquisitions are BACK! Well…the ones who aren’t dead, anyway. (Or the ones who were dead and…uh, came back?) WHO?! is the mysterious new leader calling the shots? And HOW?! will Quantum and Woody survive a second fight against the 1980s robots, mad vivisectionists, and evil astronomers who almost offed them the first time?! Wilfredo Torres (The Shadow: Year One) joins Team QW for this hilarious new two-parter!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/4/14 (FOC – 5/12/14)

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAR148327)

VALIANT FIRST begins in force this May with an all-new vision of the future in RAI #1 – a new monthly series from comics superstars Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain!

The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai. 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…

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/4/14 (FOC – 5/12/14)

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First Look: July’s Massive HARBINGER #25 Anniversary Spectacular Adds VIVEK J. TIWARY, JANET LEE, LEWIS LAROSA, and More to All-Star Line-Up!

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Hot on the heels of this month’s X-O MANOWAR #25, Valiant is gearing up to celebrate yet another precedent-setting milestone for the most daring and real team of teenage superheroes in comics today – the Harbinger Renegades!

Just as “DEATH OF A RENEGADE” steals one of the team away in today’s HARBINGER #23, Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of HARBINGER #25 – July’s oversized, 48-page anniversary spectacular, capping off the first two years of Joshua Dysart’s widely acclaimed vision of superpowers in the real world, and a direct introduction to a bold new year of Harbinger beginning with August’s HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 (of 3)!

Joining previously solicited creators Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars), Khari Evans (Archer & Armstrong), Dan Goldman (Red Light Properties), Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode), Barry Kitson (Empire), Lucy Knisley (Relish: My Life in the Kitchen), Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom), and Riley Rossmo (Bedlam), Valiant is proud to add all-new contributions from New York Times best-selling writer and Eisner nominee Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story), Eisner Award-winning artist Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men), and acclaimed artist Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX) to the all-star line-up for HARBINGER #25!

Discover a definitive new vision of what superhero comics can be right here with an all-new climax to “DEATH OF RENEGADE” by the original series creative team of Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans, plus a never-before-seen exploration of the past of troubled runaway superhuman harbinger Peter Stanchek with a new tale from Vivek J. Tiwary & Janet Lee. Plus: the origin of Peter Stanchek and the Renegades by Joshua Dysart & Lewis LaRosa; Zephyr’s first solo outing by Lucy Knisley; the complete cast of Harbinger universe by Barry Kitson; a new short story by Justin Jordan & Rafer Roberts; and much, much more!

A Renegade has fallen and, now, there is no turning back. Stripped of his allies and all sense of self-preservation, the world’s most powerful “harbinger,” super-powered billionaire Toyo Harada, is about to inflict a terrible reckoning on a world he thought he could control…and everything we thought we knew will be forever changed in its wake.

On July 16th, the future of Harbinger starts here with a star-studded, 48-page anniversary milestone – packed with brand new contributions from an all-star cast of creators and shocking new revelations about the fate of Valiant’s acclaimed teenage superteam! Featuring covers by Mico Suayan, Jenny Frison, Lucy Knisley, Sean Chen, and Barry Kitson, don’t miss a pivotal turning point for the series that The Onion/A.V. Club calls “the crown jewel of Valiant’s lineup,” only in HARBINGER #25!

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HARBINGER #25 (ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR!)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART with VIVEK J. TIWARY, JUSTIN JORDAN, and LUCY KNISLEY
Art by KHARI EVANS with JANET LEE, DAN GOLDMAN, RAFER ROBERTS, BARRY KITSON, RILEY ROSSMO, LUCY KNISLEY, and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAY141659)
Cover B by JENNY FRISON (MAY141660)
Variant Cover by LUCY KNISLEY (MAY141661)
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN (MAY141662)
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON (MAY141663)
$4.99/T+/48 pgs.
ON SALE 7/16/14 (FOC – 6/23/14)

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First Look: …And an Ass Map Shall Guide Them in THE DELINQUENTS #1 – Coming in August from VALIANT FIRST!

DELINQ_001_COVER_RIVERAConfrontation! Devastation! Inebriation! (And the lost secret of the hobos too!) Oh dear God no, you’d better get out of the way…because here come THE DELINQUENTS!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new superhero joyride colliding Quantum and Woody and Archer & Armstrong for the summer’s most disastrous team-up adventure! From fan favorite writers James Asmus (Quantum and Woody) and Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) and heat-seeking artist Kano (Quantum and Woody, Immortal Iron Fist), start reading here on August 20th as the VALIANT FIRST initiative unleashes another must-read starting point for two sets of heroes with one big problem…each other!

Quantum and Woody are the world’s worst superhero team. Archer & Armstrong are a mismatched pair of conspiracy-busting adventurers. When a mysterious force unites these ill-suited and irresponsible “heroes” for a cross-country race through the darkest corners of American mythology, all hell is bound to break loose. Can two busted pairs become four of a kind in time to defeat the Hobo King, save the day, and make it back home in time for happy hour? Let’s hope so…’cause these guys make a really, really bad team. (And you don’t even want to know about the Goat!)

The race begins on August 20th, only in THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4) – featuring a standard cover by Eisner Award-winner Paolo Rivera, plus a #ValiantCraft shelf cover by Valiant 8-Bit superstar Donovan Santiago!

And keep up with the rest of the VALIANT FIRST initiative’s brand new wave of #1 releases to discover a new entry point into Valiant’s award-winning publishing line each and every month! RAI #1 in May. ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) in June. ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) in July. THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4) in August. THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) in September. With major, new #1 releases hitting stores all summer long, these are the titles that will have you reading Valiant FIRST when you head home from the comic shop!

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

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THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (JUN141487)
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (JUN141488)
Board Game Variant by JUAN DOE (JUN141489)
Variant Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (JUN141490)
Blank Cover Also Available ((JUN141491)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 8/20/14 (FOC – 7/28/14)

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Valiant Previews: On Sale May 28th, 2014 – HARBINGER #23 (“DEATH OF A RENEGADE”) | SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #2 (of 3)

HAR_023_COVER_SUAYANHARBINGER #23 (“DEATH OF RENEGADE” – PART 2)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAR141414)
Variant Cover by ZACHARY MONTOYA (MAR141415)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (MAR141416)

Dead. Means. Dead.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
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SM_END_002_COVER_DEKALSHADOWMAN: END TIMES #2 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by JEFF DEKAL
Variant Cover by TREVOR McCARTHY

The return of Master Darque!

Only one man can help Shadowman now…his worst enemy! Forced to confront the greatest shock of his lifetime, Jack Boniface speeds down a self-destructive spiral he may never recover from. Exterminating the wild and evil loa spirits that haunt New Orleans at any cost, Jack has left himself with nothing to lose…in this world. By crossing the veil into the dark world beyond – the Deadside – will Jack save his own soul…or destroy himself?

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First Look: 4001 A.D. Endures in Kindt & Crain’s RAI #3!

RAI_003_COVER_A_ALLENValiant is proud to present an advance preview of RAI #3 – the next epic issue of VALIANT FIRST‘s all-new ongoing series from visionary creators Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT) and Clayton Crain (Carnage)! In the year 4001, nothing is what it seems, not even yourself… On July 9th, step into a future transformed to discover the astonishing world of 41st century Japan and the mysterious spirit guardian only known as RAI!

A seemingly random murder – the first in a thousand years – is unraveling the mysteries at the heart of Rai’s very existence. As the country of Japan completes another orbit around 41st century Earth, Rai, its sole protector, turns his investigation toward two figures he never questioned before: Father, the A.I. that controls Japan…and himself.

In the wake of RAI #1′s sold-out debut, one of the summer’s sleekest, most in-demand new series continues with an brand new installment on July 9th in RAI #3! Start reading here to find out why there is nothing else in comics like Matt Kindt & Clayton Crain’s RAI!

And also coming in July: look for exciting new entry points all month long as the VALIANT FIRST initiative unleashes an all-new wave of can’t-miss comics that demand to be read FIRST – ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) by Robert Venditti and Doug Braithwaite; ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) by Joe Harris and Trevor Hairsine; ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) by Joshua Dysart and Robert Gill!

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RAI #1 CRAIN SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAR148327)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
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RAI #2 (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (APR141423)
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN (APR141424)
Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES (APR141425)
Variant Cover by BART SEARS (APR141426)
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (APR141427)
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RAI #3 (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (MAY141655)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY141656)
Variant Cover by CAFU (MAY141657)
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