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First Look: NINJAK #3 – Kindt, Mann, and Guice Turn Up the Heat in May!

NINJAK_003_COVER-A_LAROSANinjak is the world’s greatest master spy. He knows a thousand ways to kill a man. And, on May 20th, he’s going to need every single one!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of NINJAK #3 – the next 40-page chapter of the explosive ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, DIVINITY) and superstar artists Clay Mann (X-Men) and Butch Guice (Captain America)! On May 20th, the most jaw-dropping series of the stands unleashes its next brutal wave of ninja-on-ninja action as Ninjak’s war on the Weaponeer arms cartel erupts into open conflict…and MI-6′s most elite intelligence agent gets ready to betray everything he’s ever known!

Ninjak went to Tokyo to destroy Weaponeer from the inside out…by claiming a seat on their secret crime council of shinobi masters, the Shadow Seven, for himself! Now, as he continues his quest to conquer the world’s most dangerous weapons dealer one member at time, Ninjak is going to require each precise tool in his arsenal…and every deadly skill he’s ever learned. Colin King is about to enter the fight he’s been training for his entire life.

Plus: after the full-length tale by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann, discover more of Colin King’s never-before-told origin and training in NINJAK: THE LOST FILES from Kindt and Butch Guice – the essential second feature of smash-hit new series that has fans and critics stunned:

“An immensely entertaining comic that would make one hell of an action movie… Yet another strong superhero debut from Valiant…” – The Onion/AV Club

“Filled with great storytelling… A solid adventure and a lead-in to what will hopefully be a long run.” – Comic Book Resources

“[NINJAK] offers some serious bang for your buck… As is expected from Valiant, this is a first issue that is the very definition of ‘rock solid’.” – Newsarama

“Smart, exciting and full of jaw-dropping visuals, NINJAK needs to be on your pull list.” – Comic Vine

“High-octane action… Ninjak’s long awaited solo series is off to a solid start…” – IGN

“Another stunning debut from Valiant… Kindt and his artists are working darn hard already to make readers feel they are getting value for their money.” – Bloody Disgusting

“The wait is over everyone… [NINJAK] is a welcome addition to the most cohesive and welcoming superhero universe currently being published.” – Comics Bulletin

“Featuring all the guns, swords, and punching that you were hoping for….[NINJAK] proves itself as an action story with both brains and brawn.” – The Beat

On May 20th, Ninjak’s no-holds-barred journey to the center of the international underworld cuts deep, only in NINJAK #3 – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Rafa Sandoval (X-O MANOWAR), and Antonio Fuso (Cobra)! Don’t miss a moment of the action-packed, sold-out new series for Valiant’s number one super-spy – and look for the NINJAK #1 SECOND PRINTING and NINJAK #2, in stores now!

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NINJAK #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR151597)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (MAR151598)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAR151598)
Variant Cover by ANTONIO FUSO (MAR151600)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 20

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FCBD 2015 Preview: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – Featuring New Stories by Jeff Lemire, Robert Venditti, and More for Free Comic Book Day 2015!

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE, ROBERT VENDITTI, MATT KINDT and MORE!
Art by BUTCH GUICE, DIEGO BERNARD, CLAY MANN and MORE!
Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL

Valiant’s 25th year is going to be the biggest one yet! The silver anniversary celebration begins right here on Free Comic Book Day! Bloodshot, X-O Manowar and the rest of Valiant’s fearless heroes are taking center stage for a star-studded, jam-packed anniversary smash celebrating 25 years of Valiant comics!

The year’s can’t-miss celebration officially kicks off on May 2nd in the FCBD 2015: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – featuring two all-new stories and a myriad of never-before-seen special features chronicling Valiant’s storied place in comics history! First, New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and blockbuster artist Butch Guice chronicle the devastating fallout of THE VALIANT as Bloodshot rises from the ashes to unleash a never-before-seen prelude to BLOODSHOT REBORN! Then, Valiant superstars Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval throw down the gauntlet for an action-packed introduction to the world of X-O MANOWAR and an all-new tale of DEAD HAND! Plus: Ninjak; Imperium; Divinity; Ivar, Timewalker; Rai; special guests from throughout Valiant’s decades-long history; and a cavalcade of special surprises!

Jump on board here to relive the ground-breaking journey that established Valiant as the largest and most acclaimed independent universe in comics – and witness the action-packed first steps toward 25 more history-making years!

FREE | 32 pgs. | T+ | IN STORES 5/2/15

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25 Years of Valiant @ C2E2 2015: Matt Kindt Joins Raul Allen, Juan Jose Ryp, Stephen Segovia, and Clay Mann for NINJAK: THE SHADOW WARS – Beginning in August!

NINJAK_006_COVER-B_DJURDJEVICThis summer, Matt Kindt is pitting MI-6′s most elite intelligence operative against four brand new foes…and some of the greatest artists in comics today are about to join the battle!

As revealed this weekend at C2E2 2015, Valiant is proud to announce THE SHADOW WARS – an all-new story arc beginning in NINJAK #6 from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and an all-star gauntlet of top artistic talents – Raul Allen (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Hawkeye), Juan Jose Ryp (Black Summer), Stephen Segovia (UNITY, Convergence), and Clay Mann (NINJAK, X-Men)! Join one of the year’s most acclaimed new series here as Ninjak begins his deadliest test yet – a one-on-one showdown with four all-new enemies…each more ruthless that the last…illustrated by a different top talent each month!

Ninjak went to Tokyo to destroy the shadowy Weaponeer arms cartel from the inside out, beginning with its secret council of shinobi masters…the Shadow Seven. Now, the world’s top super-spy is cutting his way through the four death-defying members – The Barbe, Fitzy, Fakir, and Sanguine – that stand between him and the one secret that still eludes him… Who really wields the power behind the world’s most powerful terrorist network? Who is the secret seventh member of the Shadow Seven? And what do they want with Colin King?

“I tried to come up with an interesting cast of characters – villains for the most part – but also characters that share similar training to that Ninjak received… We’ve got a crazy billionaire recluse in a foil suit (and a lot of secrets), a master thief that looks like Errol Flynn, and a blood-sucking punk rocker in a tutu. We’re definitely having fun with this,” writer Matt Kindt told ComicBook.com.

Ninjak’s international manhunt for the super-powered puppet masters behind the world’s most dangerous – and most secretive – crime syndicate ratchets up the stakes when Matt Kindt and Raul Allen launch the first chapter of THE SHADOW WARS in NINJAK #6 – coming to comic shops everywhere this August!

Plus: Ninjak’s essential second feature, THE LOST FILES, continues in each 40-page issue of THE SHADOW WARS! Also beginning in NINJAK #6, Matt Kindt and Eisner-nominated artist Butch Guice (Captain America) reunite to reveal how Colin King and Neville Alcott first met – and the deadly secret Neville has kept from his most valuable field agent! The second act of THE LOST FILES starts here!

Featuring covers by Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (DIVINITY), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), and Clayton Henry (IVAR, TIMEWALKER), the next explosive chapter of Ninjak’s red-hot monthly series starts here this August, only in NINJAK #6!

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NINJAK #6 (ALL-NEW ARC! “THE SHADOW WARS” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RAUL ALLEN and BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN AUGUST!

NINJAK #7 (“THE SHADOW WARS” – PART 2)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP and BUTCH GUICE
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN SEPTEMBER!

NINJAK #8 (“THE SHADOW WARS” – PART 3)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and BUTCH GUICE
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN OCTOBER!

NINJAK #9 (“THE SHADOW WARS” – PART 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN and BUTCH GUICE
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN NOVEMBER!

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25 Years of Valiant @ C2E2 2015: Matt Kindt & Clayton Crain’s RAI Returns to Earth in THE ORPHAN – An All-New Volume Beginning in August!

RAI_009_COVER-A_CRAINThis August, superstar creators Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain return to their critically acclaimed vision of the future!

As revealed this weekend at C2E2 2015, Valiant is proud to announce the return of New Japan’s fallen guardian this August in RAI #9 – the FIRST ISSUE of THE ORPHAN, an all-new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, DIVINITY) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (Carnage)! This summer, discover Kindt & Crain’s smash-hit series with a brand new jumping-on point as Rai finds himself exiled from the land he was once sworn to protect…and thrust into the never-before-seen corners of the Valiant Universe of 4001 A.D.!

For more than a year, Clayton Crain‘s fully-painted interior art has beautifully captured the astonishing world of New Japan… Now, find out what has befallen the planet below nearly 2,000 years in the future! For the very first time, Rai will finally discover the true fate of the world New Japan left behind…and the Earth of 4001 will be revealed! Featuring all-new enemies, surprise guest stars, and first appearances, start reading here with THE ORPHAN to find out why there is nothing else in comics like RAI!

Broken, beaten, and cast down to Earth, Rai and his allies now find themselves hunted, persecuted, and imprisoned for their failed rebellion against Father. Stranded thousands of miles from his former home, Rai is now more determined than ever to save his friends and bring down New Japan’s malevolent ruler once and for all…but how can he do that from Earth? And just what secrets will New Japan’s rising son discover as he journeys across the face of a planet scarred by his his nation’s ascent to the stars?

“I can safely say that this arc will change everything forever – in regards to how Rai works and the series is structured and everything we’ve grown accustomed to,” writer Matt Kindt told Newsarama. “All the pieces and things we’ve been laying the ground work for over the last eight issues are going to really start paying off… This year’s story is really going to pack an emotional punch and I don’t think anyone’s really got an idea how far we’re going to push things yet. I think readers are going to be pretty shocked with where we’re taking this thing.”

BATTLE FOR NEW JAPAN was only the beginning! This summer, the war for the future has yet to be won… In order to defeat Father, Rai must marshal the forces of Earth and begin the long journey back toward home in THE ORPHAN – an all-new story arc beginning in RAI #9! Jump on board here this August as Valiant superstars Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain return to the year 4001 with an all-new volume of the acclaimed series chronicling the future of the Valiant Universe!

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RAI #9 (ALL NEW ARC! “THE ORPHAN” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by RYAN SOOK
Cover C by RILEY ROSSMO
Cover D by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
$3.99 | 32 pgs. T+ | COMING IN AUGUST!

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25 Years of Valiant @ C2E2 2015: Bloodsquirt Takes Charge in BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 by Jeff Lemire & Raul Allen – Coming in August!

BSRB_005_COVER-A_ALLENBlasting evil in the face with justice! Stopping crime with their Glock 9s! Don’t be glum, chum…because, this August, Bloodshot and his bloody little buddy Bloodsquirt are teaming-up and on the prowl!

As revealed this weekend at C2E2 2015, Valiant is proud to reveal plans for BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 – a special, standalone spotlight issue unlike else you’ll read all summer! This August, journey into the tormented psyche of the man once known as Bloodshot as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Descender) and special guest artist Raul Allen (Hawkeye) conclude BLOODSHOT REBORN‘s chart-topping first story arc by revealing the hallucinatory world of the cartoon sidekick called Bloodsquirt… But just what is this pint-sized killing machine and how long can it continue to destroy Bloodshot from the inside out?

“Everyone at Valiant went to great lengths to keep Bloodsquirt’s existence – and the brilliant way Jeff Lemire has hidden him within Mico Suayan’s artwork – a secret before BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 hit stands,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “We promoted it for months with Jeff’s artwork secretly expurgated from the preview pages. The response to the title since fans discovered what we were hiding – and why – has been phenomenal. With issue #5, they’ll finally get to discover where Bloodsquirt comes from and why he believes himself to be Bloodshot’s kid partner and crime-fighting pal.”

The memories of the thousands of people he killed as Bloodshot aren’t the only things that haunt Ray Garrison. For months now, the specter of the Geomancer and a nightmarish cartoon known as Bloodsquirt have tormented him at every turn. First, on his television…and now in the real world…where Bloodsquirt acts out twisted fantasies that darkly mirror Bloodshot’s own violent past. Are these apparitions real or a just figment of Bloodshot’s broken psyche? And just who are the other members of Bloodsquirt’s “Squirt Squad”…and what could they possibly be planning next?

“So far we have seen Bloodsquirt appearing in Bloodshot/Ray’s world… Now Ray will be pulled into the Squirtverse. A full on, hallucinogenic trip through an insane, violent cartoon version of The Valiant U,” writer Jeff Lemire told Comic Book Resources. “Squirt-versions of other Valiant Universe characters will appear as well… I never want to draw Bloodsquirt again, because Raul does it so much better.”

This August, follow all-star creators Jeff Lemire and Raul Allen down the rabbit hole as Bloodsquirt takes charge for an essential new chapter of Valiant’s smash-hit ongoing series in BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 – featuring covers by Raul Allen (RAI), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), and Kano (THE DELINQUENTS)!

Plus: see Bloodsquirt come alive with the BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 QR VOICE VARIANT! Use any QR code smart phone application to activate Bloodsquirt’s fully animated talking action – featuring 10 unique lines of dialogue, recorded by Valiant letterer Dave Lanphear, that alternate after every use! Featuring artwork by newcomer Jay Fabares, look for this one-of-a-kind animated cover on shelves with BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 this August!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #5
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN
QR Voice Variant by JAY FABARES
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. T+ | COMING IN AUGUST!

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Valiant Previews: QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #4 (of 4) – On Sale April 29th!

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QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #4 (of 4)
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by STEVE LIEBER
Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE (FEB151674)
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE (FEB151675)

R.I.P. Quantum and Woody!

A conspiracy is exposed! Plotters are thwarted! Would-be assassins get thoroughly trounced! Is there anything Quantum and Woody CAN’T do? But as the brothers settle into a steady rhythm, they discover the hard way that their lives will never be the same again. Not least because… UH-OHHHHH, THE GOAAAAAAT!!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 29

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The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Heads to C2E2 2015 with Exclusives, Signings, and More!

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This weekend, the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour is bringing BLOODSHOT REBORN, NINJAK, DIVINITY, X-O MANOWAR, and more of Valiant’s best-selling series to C2E2 2015 – Chicago’s premier comics and pop culture convention!

From Friday, April 24th through Sunday, April 26th, join Valiant inside the South Building at McCormick Place Convention Center for a weekend packed with special guests, Valiant programming, C2E2-only exclusives and debuts, giveaways, and more!

Stop by Booth #327 to discover the best-reviewed publisher in comics today by shopping a complete collection of Valiant trade paperback and hardcover collections! Plus: don’t miss Valiant’s latest array of convention-only exclusives, beginning with the BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 C2E2 Exclusive Variant! Featuring an all-new cover by fan favorite artist J.K. Woodward (Star Trek: The Next Generation), jump on board the acclaimed new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and visionary artist Mico Suayan right here! Then, check out two brand new Valiant t-shirt designs debuting this weekend at C2E2 2015 – including the first-ever DIVINITY t-shirt, featuring artwork by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, and the official Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour t-shirt, featuring the first wave of tour dates from Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration and artwork by Tom Fowler!

And look for signings all weekend long from an all-star cast of Valiant creators, including Matt Kindt (NINJAK, DIVINITY, RAI), Clayton Henry (IVAR, TIMEWALKER), and more!

Then, join a panel of Valiant staff and creators on Friday, April 24th at 4:15 pm in Room S405b for Valiant 101: The Story Starts Here – a step-by-step panel presentation detailing the origins of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Dr. Mirage, and more of Valiant’s top heroes and villains. Looking for where to start with Valiant? This is the panel for you!

Finally, on Saturday, April 25th at 1:30 pm in Room S403, get the inside track on all of Valiant’s silver anniversary plans with the Valiant 25th Anniversary Celebration! From NINJAK and BLOODSHOT REBORN to the upcoming events of BOOK OF DEATH, find out what’s coming next for the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes with an all-star panel presentation featuring writer Matt Kindt, artist Clayton Henry, Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, and more!

The Valiant 25th Anniversary Tour is only just getting started… Don’t miss a minute this weekend at C2E2 2015! We’ll see you in Chicago!

And look for new dates to be added to the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour all summer long!

For tickets, directions, and more, visit C2E2.com.

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Valiant Solicitations for JULY 2015 – BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) | BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 | X-O MANOWAR #38 (WEDDING SPECTACULAR!) | And More!

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BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by ROBERT GILL
Cover B by CARY NORD
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover D by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Character Design Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
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Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
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“A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once.”

The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.

Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.

Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?

The blockbuster Valiant event of 2015 starts here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) joins superstar-in-the-making Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER) and visionary artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) to begin a thousand-year journey into the future of the Valiant Universe…and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today.

$3.99 | 40 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 15

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BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B by JEFTE PALO
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER

Superstar creators Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Doug Braithwaite (IMPERIUM) chronicle Bloodshot’s ultimate fate in a visionary tale of present and future torn from the pages of BOOK OF DEATH!

The lovers he’s known, the allies he’s trusted… All will eventually return to dust… But will the nanites that transformed Bloodshot – body, mind and soul – ever let him truly rest? For the very first time, read an essential chapter of the Book of the Geomancer as Project Rising Spirit’s ultimate walking weapon soldiers on from the modern day into the far future of the Valiant Universe…and reveals the truth behind the very last Bloodshot story that will ever come to pass…

Don’t miss the never-before-revealed story of Bloodshot’s final adventures as BOOK OF DEATH foretells the devastating fate of Valiant’s unrelenting soldier…from now to a thousand years hence…

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JULY 22

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BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #1 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE

A special BOOK OF DEATH retailer incentive! The true history and lineage of the Geomancers – revealed here in an all-new series of never-before-seen stories from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and artist Juan Jose Ryp (Ghosted) that won’t be collected for the trade paperback!

Out of the pages of BOOK OF DEATH, the genesis of the very first Geomancer and the sacred pact that swore them to the service of the Earth can finally be told…but, with it too, the source of the divine mysteries that have haunted their line for centuries. Has their mission redeemed or corrupted the world that followed in their wake…and will the ultimate secrets of the Geomancers’ book doom us all in the end?

INCENTIVE | 24 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 15

ATTENTION FANS:
• SPECIAL ALL-NEW LIMITED SERIES!
• QUANTITIES WILL BE LIMITED!
• NOT AVAILABLE DIGITALLY!
• WON’T BE COLLECTED FOR THE TRADE!
• ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER HOW TO ORDER!

ATTENTION RETAILERS:
PLEASE SEE THE DIAMOND DAILY OR VALIANT RETAILER EMAIL TO FIND OUT HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THIS LIMITED RATIO INCENTIVE. QUANTITIES WILL BE BASED ON ORDERS OF BOOK OF DEATH #1.

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X-O MANOWAR #38 (WEDDING SPECTACULAR!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with AMY CHU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL with CLAYTON HENRY, CAFU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Cover A (Wraparound) by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B by CARY NORD
Cover C by CAFU
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER
Variant Cover by JAY FABARES
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This July, Valiant cordially invites you to the most momentous event of the summer…THE WEDDING OF X-O MANOWAR!

Aric of Dacia nearly died in battle against the Armor Hunters, and watched a world end at the hands of the Dead Hand. As a king, he knows that it is his duty to marry and provide his people with an heir to protect them in the generations to come. He now makes the next step on his journey…

With a guest list of the Valiant Universe’s finest, what could possibly go wrong? One hint: everything!

Alien warriors, Visigoth valor, love and war collide as red-hot creators Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye) joins an all-star cast of special guests for the can’t-miss matrimonial melee two millennia in the making!

$4.99 | 48 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 1

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Descender) and rising superstar Mico Suayan (Moon Knight) bring the synapse-shattering first act of Bloodshot’s return to a knockout conclusion!

With each nanite-infected killer Bloodshot confronts, he loses more of his humanity, but with killers wreaking havoc across Colorado, does he have a choice? Meanwhile, the mysterious figure called Magic makes a move to restore Ray Garrison’s soul – but can he let go of the demons of his past? Does he even want to?

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 8

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NINJAK #5
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by CAFU

The final secret of the Shadow Seven exposed!

Ninjak’s mission to destroy Weaponeer and its secret cabal of shinobi masters just got a bit more complicated…since the newest leader of Weaponeer is… Ninjak himself?! Meanwhile, Roku’s gone missing, but we all know the world’s deadliest woman is at her most dangerous when she’s out of sight!

Plus: Colin King’s past comes back to haunt him in a big way as NINJAK: THE LOST FILES reveals a deadly connection to Ninjak’s present as Clay Mann (X-Men) returns with Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Butch Guice (Captain America)!

$3.99 | 40 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 29

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DEAD DROP #3 (of 4)
Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM

Ales Kot (Secret Avengers) and Adam Gorham (Zero) continue the sleeper hit of 2015 with a whirlwind race against time to save the Valiant Universe!

Neville Alcott and Beta-Max become partners in dealing with crime. The problem is: Neville Alcott doesn’t like cyborgs. The bigger problem is: Neville Alcott swallowed the virus they were chasing after — and Beta-Max is his only shot at convincing the virus to surrender peacefully.

When we discover the true purpose of the virus, everything changes.

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 15

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #7
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by STEVE LIEBER
Platinum Age Variant by ROBERT GILL

“BREAKING HISTORY” – PART 3! Assault on Obliv-1!

The Anni-Padda brothers prepare a suicide mission at the end of time with Amelia Earhart, the Lurkers, and the angriest Bloodshot nanite of all time. Meanwhile, Neela Sethi is forced to make a dark decision alongside her future self. It’s the last stand of humanity against the Big Crunch as the penultimate issue of BREAKING HISTORY changes our future forever! New York Times best selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Francis Portela (Green Lantern Corps) storm an enemy beachhead at the end of time itself!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 22

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IMPERIUM #6
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover A by SCOT EATON
Cover B by CAFU
Variant Cover by KANO

“BROKEN ANGELS” – PART 2! Whatever other-dimensional horrors have besieged Angela Peace Baingana to transform her into the humanoid monster called Broken Angel…Toyo Harada needs her!

Possessed of the most brilliant scientific mind on this planet–even if it’s not her own–the woman called Peace is poised to single-handedly secure Harada’s vision of global salvation… he just has to destroy everything in his way to get her. The underwater smash-and-grab heist of BROKEN ANGELS crashes into an unbelievable battle!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 1

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UNITY #20
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by JOSÉ LUIS
Cover by KANO
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Out of the darkest recesses of the 20th century…the War-Monger returns to rage against the combined might of Valiant’s most elite superteam!

For thousands of years, the Eternal Warrior has waged battle; and for thousands of years, one spirit has vexed him…the spirit of warfare itself. Today, Gilad Anni-Padda and his teammates in Unity must reckon with a long-thought-forgotten enemy–unseen since Unit-Y faced it in World War II–now returned to bring destruction and death to the heroes once and for all. Unity may not survive the coming of War-Monger!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 8

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DIVINITY TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) comes a shocking new vision of 21st century science fiction!

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. Now the rest of the world’s powers must decide for themselves – will the enigmatic Divinity offer his hand in friendship, or will Earth’s heroes fi nd themselves helpless against the wrath of the divine?

Collecting DIVINITY #1–4.

$9.99 | 112 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 15
ISBN: 978-1-939346-76-6

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IMPERIUM VOL. 1: COLLECTING MONSTERS TPB
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by RAUL ALLEN

A psychic dictator, an inhuman robot, a mad scientist, a murderous alien, and a superpowered terrorist are about to try and take over the world…and you’re going to be rooting for them every step of the way!

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! Start reading here as New York Times best-selling creator Joshua Dysart – writer of the Harvey Award-nominated series HARBINGER – and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, Justice) begin the daring new superhero saga of the year.

Collecting IMPERIUM #1–4.

$9.99 | 112 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 1
ISBN: 978-1-939346-75-9

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UNITY VOL. 5: HOMEFRONT TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Harvey Award nominee Pere Pérez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) rebuild the world’s most elite super-team one member at a time!

The United have left Unity decimated – a member lost, a terrible secret revealed, and the entire world turned against them. Not Harada, not Dr. Silk, not even the mighty Armor Hunters left the team as fractured as this! Now, Unity must decide where their place is in this new world and whether they will stand together or fall apart. Start reading here as Valiant superstars Kindt and Pérez lead the world’s most elite superteam into a concussive showdown that will leave its members reeling…and rebuild Unity one hero at a time!

Collecting UNITY #15–18.

$14.99 | 112 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 8
ISBN: 978-1-939346-79-7

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Sony Pictures and Valiant Announce Five-Picture Deal to Bring BLOODSHOT, HARBINGER, and HARBINGER WARS to Big Screen

Landmark Plan to Bring Dual, Award-Winning Superhero Franchises Together in Shared Universe Crossover Film Event

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Valiant Entertainment and Sony Pictures today announced a deal to bring two of Valiant’s award-winning comic book superhero franchises—BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER—to the big screen over the course of five feature films that will culminate in the shared universe crossover film, HARBINGER WARS.

BLOODSHOT, arriving in theaters in 2017, will kick off the five-picture plan leading to HARBINGER WARS and will be directed by David Leitch & Chad Stahelski (John Wick) from a script by Jeff Wadlow (Kick Ass 2) and Eric Heisserer (Story of Your Life). Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe from Original Film (The Fast and the Furious franchise) and Dinesh Shamdasani from Valiant Entertainment will produce the film. Matthew Vaughn and Jason Kothari will serve as executive producers.

HARBINGER will follow shortly thereafter from a script by Eric Heisserer (Story of Your Life). Sony and Valiant remain tight-lipped about potential directors. Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe from Original Film (The Fast and the Furious franchise) and Dinesh Shamdasani from Valiant Entertainment will produce.

Both BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER will be followed by sequels before the title characters confront each other head on in HARBINGER WARS—a motion picture directly inspired by Valiant’s critically acclaimed 2013 comic book crossover of the same name. Andrea Giannetti will oversee the five-picture HARBINGER WARS initiative for Sony Pictures.

“Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of comics, and Neal is one of the best action producers in the business today. This is a formidable partnership that will bring two incredibly commercial franchises with global appeal together on the big screen,” said Sony Entertainment Motion Picture Group President Doug Belgrad. “The long-term plan that begins with BLOODSHOT will be a considerable priority for Sony in the months and years to come.”

Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology by private security contractor Project Rising Spirit, Bloodshot is a nearly unstoppable killing machine equipped with enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing. Created by Kevin VanHook, Don Perlin, and Bob Layton in 1992, Bloodshot is one of the most successful new comic book characters of the past two decades with more than 100 issues published and lifetime sales of more than 7 million copies in multiple languages around the world. After returning with a sold-out new series in 2012, Bloodshot’s latest chapter recently began with the release of Bloodshot Reborn #1 in April—the first issue of a new series from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and artist Mico Suayan.

Centered on telekinetic teenage runaway Peter Stanchek and his recruitment into the mysterious Harbinger Foundation by secretive CEO and philanthropist Toyo Harada, Harbinger was created by former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter and artist David Lapham in 1992. Having sold more than 5 million copies worldwide in multiple languages across more than 60 issues, Harbinger returned with a new series in 2012 to multiple sold-out printings and widespread critical acclaim.

Bloodshot and Harbinger collide in Harbinger Wars—Valiant’s 2013 crossover event from writers Joshua Dysart and Duane Swierczynski with art by Clayton Henry, Clayton Crain, and Pere Perez. Valiant’s first crossover of the modern era, Harbinger Wars would go on to become the year’s best-selling crossover event from an independent publisher and spawned multiple sold-out printings.

“Bloodshot and Harbinger are two of the great untapped franchises anywhere in comics,” said producer and founder of Original Film, Neal H. Moritz. “In partnership with Sony and Valiant, we look forward to building the next great generation of superhero films.”

“Sony Pictures and Neal Moritz are the ideal partners to bring the world of Bloodshot and Harbinger to life,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “They understand exactly what makes these characters tick and the exciting potential that they hold. These films are just the first step in partnership with Sony to bring Valiant’s biggest heroes to new audiences worldwide.”

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Valiant is one of the most successful comic book publishing companies in the history of the medium with more than 81 million comics sold and a library of more than 2,000 distinct characters. Established by a brain trust of legendary comics creators, Valiant’s heroes and villains inhabit the largest independently owned superhero universe anywhere in comics. Re-established in 2005 as Valiant Entertainment, the company returned to great commercial and critical success in 2012, winning a Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year and numerous industry awards and accolades. To date, Valiant’s titles consistently rate among the best reviewed in comics.

Valiant’s comic book universe—which includes the best-selling superheroes Bloodshot, Harbinger, X-O Manowar, Shadowman, and Archer & Armstrong, among many others—is characterized by a grounded, character-driven approach to storytelling. Its stories take place in a world only subtly removed from our own—one inspired by real-world science and inhabited by morally ambiguous heroes that often forgo capes and secret identities.

In March, Valiant announced that it partnered with Beijing-based entertainment company DMG for nine-figures of film financing capital for the production of theatrical films and television programs based on Valiant’s library of iconic superhero characters.

With over fifty films released, Neal Moritz’s worldwide box office gross exceeds $7 billion. His hits include: the Jump Street franchise, The Fast and The Furious franchise, I Am Legend, XXX, Click, Sweet Home Alabama, S.W.A.T., Battle: Los Angeles, and The Green Hornet.

In addition to BLOODSHOT, HARBINGER, and HARBINGER WARS, Moritz also has several films in development with Sony Pictures, including Passengers, Christian the Lion, 23 Jump Street, Cliffhanger, Rockets Red Glare, and A Prophet.


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Valiant Entertainment Names Gavin Cuneo as Chief Operating Officer

2015-04-20 Gavin Cuneo_WEBAward-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment today named Gavin Cuneo to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). A founding member of the Valiant Entertainment management team, Cuneo joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Head of Strategic Development, as well as a member of the Board of Directors, in 2011.

Cuneo’s new appointment reflects his previously expanded management role within Valiant, where he has played an integral role in the growth of the company’s business operations in print publishing, licensing, digital media, and film since Valiant’s 2012 relaunch. Cuneo will also retain his duties as CFO under the new position.

“This is an extremely exciting time for Valiant,” said Cuneo. “With our roots firmly established in the comic book industry, the company is now entering its next exciting phase of growth and I am delighted to be able to play a part in making that happen. It has been an incredible journey over the last four years and I am massively excited about what the future holds for Valiant, our creators, and our staff.”

“Gavin has played a vital part in Valiant’s success over the past four years and his new title reflects the broader leadership role he already serves within the company,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Since Valiant’s return, he has not only led our financial and capital-raising efforts, but informed all facets of the company’s operations as well.”

Prior to Valiant, Cuneo spent more than a decade working in the financial sector at both Merrill Lynch & Co and the U.S. Trust Company.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Valiant is one of the most successful comic book publishing companies in the history of the medium with more than 81 million comics sold and a library of more than 2,000 distinct characters. Established by a brain trust of legendary comics creators, Valiant’s heroes and villains inhabit the largest independently owned superhero universe anywhere in comics. Re-established in 2005 as Valiant Entertainment, the company returned to great commercial and critical success in 2012, winning a Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year and numerous industry awards and accolades. To date, Valiant’s titles consistently rate among the best reviewed in comics.

In 2015, Valiant announced that it has raised nine-figures of film financing capital for the production of theatrical films and television programs based on Valiant’s library of iconic superhero characters.

For more information, visit ValiantUniverse.com.


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