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Valiant Debuts at GameStop Expo 2016 with Collections, Merchandise, and More!

CON-TOUR-UPDATE-PROMO-JOHNSONFor one day only, the most acclaimed publisher in comics is invading the biggest video game conference of the year!

On Wednesday, September 14th, Valiant Entertainment will be making its debut appearance at GameStop Expo 2016 — the premier fan experience for gamers and pop culture enthusiasts alike — for an action-packed event filled with can’t-miss merchandise, award-winning trade paperbacks and hardcovers, and more!

All day long, join Valiant inside California’s Anaheim Convention Center at Booth CL and find out why Valiant is one of the most beloved superhero universes in all of entertainment with a mountain of trade paperbacks, deluxe hardcovers, and exclusive t-shirts and merchandise for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, THE VALIANT, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, X-O MANOWAR, and many more!

But that’s just the beginning! For the entire day, speak one-on-one with Valiant’s top management team for an all-access, behind-the-scenes tour of one of the most successful publishers in the history of comics! Discover Valiant’s biggest moments, its most memorable characters, and its timeless stories right here with fun, personable conversations with the minds behind its best-selling superheroes! From X-O MANOWAR and FAITH to BLOODSHOT REBORN and DIVINITY, get the stories and answers behind Valiant’s biggest heroes, and discover firsthand why Buzzfeed says that Valiant is “a universe full of your new favorite superheroes!”

We’ll see you in the heart of Orange County! And don’t miss a moment of the action as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show storms on through Anaheim; Buffalo; New York City; San Antonio, and more all summer long!

Wednesday, September 14th
GameStop Expo 2016
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

Saturday, September 17th – Sunday, September 18th
Buffalo Comicon
Buffalo Niagra Convention Center
Buffalo, NY

Thursday, October 6th – Sunday, October 9th:
New York City Comic-Con
Jacob Javits Center
New York, NY

Friday, October 28th – Sunday, October 30th
Alamo City Comic Con
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

Friday, November 11th – Sunday, November 13th
NC Comic Con
North Carolina Convention Center
Durham, NC

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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First Look: BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #2 ­– Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite Bring Madness to Manhattan in November!

BSUSA_002_COVER-A_BRAITHWAITEThere are eight million people in New York City…and every one of them just became a killing machine!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #2 (of 4) – the next borough-burning chapter of the fall’s blockbuster standalone event from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT“! On November 23rd, New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Death of X) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice) infect every city dweller from the Bronx to Broadway with the same nanite-enhanced technology that transformed Bloodshot into America’s most dangerous soldier! Now, as the population of New York City turns on itself, Bloodshot must race against the clock to infiltrate the quarantine zone and deactivate the virus before the entire nation starts seeing red!

With the flip of a switch, Project Rising Spirit has just infected every man, woman, and child in New York City with a designer “nanite virus,” instantly transforming them into hard-coded killing machines. Now, block by block, the citizens of America’s greatest metropolis are falling prey to their own destructive urges…and Bloodshot is the only soldier tough enough to go head-to-head with the entire Big Apple gone bad! With the humanity of an entire city on the line, Bloodshot is waging a one-man assault on Manhattan to root out the source of this machine-made infection before it hits the heartland… but will bullets and brute force be enough to stop the spread of a pandemic deadlier than anything in human history?

On November 23rd, superstar creators Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite are going to give the city that never sleeps a wake-up call as the most hostile comics event of 2016 heads into the heart of the concrete jungle in BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #2 (of 4) – featuring covers from Doug Braithwaite (NINJAK), Stephen Segovia (Action Comics), Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son), Darick Robertson (HARBINGER RENEGADES), and Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.)!

Plus: “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp, and Raul Allen in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
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Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (AUG162038)
Cover D by RYAN STEGMAN (AUG162039)
Cover E by CULLY HAMNER (AUG162040)
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE (AUG162042)
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BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #2 (of 4) (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
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Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (SEP162057)
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON (SEP162058)
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$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 23rd (FOC 10/31/16)

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Retailer Advisory: The March Toward X-O MANOWAR #50 Continues with Two More Sold-Out Chapters for “LONG LIVE THE KING”!

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With the release of the giant-sized, 64-page X-O MANOWAR #50 anniversary milestone just weeks away, Valiant is proud to announce that two more chapters of “LONG LIVE THE KING” – the cataclysmic series finale of Robert Venditti’s seminal, 56-issue run on X-O MANOWAR – have sold out at the distributor level and will return to store shelves on September 28th with the X-O MANOWAR #48 SECOND PRINTING and X-O MANOWAR #49 SECOND PRINTING!

On shelves just in time to coincide with the release of X-O MANOWAR #50, the countdown to the greatest Valiant milestone of all time gets even bigger here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps) and acclaimed artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil) send the unstoppable X-O Manowar rocketing to the forefront of his most tumultuous battle yet…and leave the destiny of Valiant’s leading hero forever altered!

Born into battle, Aric of Dacia – heir to the throne of the Visigoth Empire – never knew peace. Raised under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire in fifth-century Europe, Aric’s entire existence was spent fighting a never-ending insurgency against history’s most brutal empire…until a far more terrifying enemy revealed itself and changed his destiny forever.

Abducted by a brutal race of extraterrestrials known as the Vine, Aric was forced into slavery on an alien world. Torn from his family, his people, and his nation, he spent years plotting his escape…until the day came that he was able to seize a weapon of incalculable destruction – a sentient suit of alien armor – and become X-O Manowar!

Returning to Earth only to find that 1,600 years have passed during his journey across the stars, the world’s most primitive man now wields the universe’s most powerful weapon. Working in concert with Earth’s governments and other super-powered heroes like himself, Aric has defended the planet, brokered peace amongst the powerful, and even rebuilt his kingdom from the ashes of history.

But now he faces an unthinkable new foe far more terrible than any that have come before… They are The Torment – and their name means death. Thought to be a legend by the Vine, they have now become Earth’s violent reality. As old as the universe itself, they have traveled for eons to reach us…in search of Aric of Dacia and the unstoppable X-O Manowar armor. Can Aric challenge a seemingly omnipotent threat with motives beyond the comprehension of mortal men? Will the armor truly be our world’s salvation, just as the Vine’s myths foretold? And is this the beginning of the end for X-O Manowar – or the beginning of something even bigger?

Long live the king! The end will be nigh as the entire Valiant Universe bears witness to the X-O MANOWAR #48 SECOND PRINTING and X-O MANOWAR #49 SECOND PRINTING – in stores on September 28th!

Then, after months of anticipation, the greatest Valiant milestone of all time arrives with a cosmic thunderclap on September 28th in X-O MANOWAR #50! This fall, don’t miss the biggest moment in Valiant history when Robert Venditti, Joe Bennett, and Roberto de la Torre salute X-O Manowar’s unparalleled 56-issue run with an oversized series finale for the ages! The Torment have come to our world in search of the secrets behind the sacred X-O Manowar armor. Now, they stand opposed by Aric of Dacia – former slave, noble warrior, resolute king, and current master of the armor’s near-limitless capabilities. But is one man…and one weapon…enough to repel a force capable of leveling a thousand civilizations? A whole new era for Earth’s greatest hero begins here on September 28th, only in X-O MANOWAR #50 – also featuring Jody Houser (FAITH) & Javier Pulido (Amazing Spider-Man), Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) & Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER), Philip Tan (Suicide Squad), Fred Van Lente (GENERATION ZERO) & Clayton Henry (SAVAGE), and many more!

Plus: The X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY continues right here for the X-O MANOWAR #48 SECOND PRINTING and X-O MANOWAR #49 SECOND PRINTING! For no extra cost, each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING” will come bagged with one of 50 exclusive, 4-by-6 inch “micro-prints” featuring the one and only X-O Manowar as realized by a sensational cast of comics’ biggest talents – or full-blown, beautifully rendered original artwork randomly inserted in each issue! The X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY will continue all summer long across all issues of “LONG LIVE THE KING” – including the oversized, blockbuster issue #50 finale!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

X-O MANOWAR #48 SECOND PRINTING
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JOE BENNET and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 28 (FOC – 9/12/16)

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JOE BENNET
Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 28 (FOC – 9/12/16)

X-O MANOWAR #50 (64 PAGES!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI, JODY HOUSER, MATT KINDT, PHILIP TAN, and FRED VAN LENTE
Art by JOE BENNET and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE with DIEGO BERNARD,DOUG BRAITHWAITE, ROBERT GILL, CLAYTON HENRY, TOMAS GIORELLO, CARY NORD, JAVIER PULIDO, PHILIP TAN and RAFA SANDOVAL
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Cover C by MARKO DJURDJEVIC (JUL162026)
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Cover F by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (JUL162029)
Cover G by SHANE DAVIS (JUL162030)
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$4.99 | 64 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 28 (FOC – 9/12/16)

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Valiant Previews: NINJAK #19 | A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #7 – On Sale September 7th!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by KHARI EVANS and ANDRES GUINALDO
Cover A by MIKE CHOI (JUL162067)
Cover B by DIEGO LATORRE (JUL162068)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUL162069)
Variant Cover by MARC LAMING (JUL162070)

THE FIST & THE STEEL fight onward!

Riddled with an uncanny disease in the present, Colin King has seen what the future holds – and it is death! Decades from today, destruction looms…and Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior will be our only hope! But even after years on the battlefield, are these weathered veterans still strong enough to forestall an evil that now threatens all of humanity? Glimpse the future of Valiant’s two most dangerous men here as Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior baptize their formative partnership in the blood of many men!

And meanwhile, back in the modern day, Ninjak must exhaust every resource at his disposal to find a cure for the mysterious, Deadside-spawned affliction that continues to destroy his body… But the clock is ticking fast and each step that MI-6′s master super-spy takes brings him one step closer to the grave!

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artists Khari Evans (HARBINGER) and Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark) collide today against tomorrow for THE FIST & THE STEEL’s next 40-page showdown!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale SEPTEMBER 7 (FOC – 8/15/16)

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A&A_007_COVER-A_KANOA&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #7 (“NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN” – PART 2)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON with DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by KANO (JUL162080)
Cover B by DARICK ROBERTSON (JUL162081)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (JUL162082)
Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE (JUL162083)

No more clowning around!

The hunt for Armstrong’s estranged wife is taking a strange turn through America’s most bizarre traveling circus…and it’s no laughing matter! Besieged by a deranged troupe of malformed Armstrong clones, the world’s hardest-traveling adventurers may have finally met a match more dysfunctional than they are! And if that wasn’t enough absurdity for one day, a Russian science bear is about to come barreling through the big top with grave news for Archer & Armstrong!

NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN continues its precarious trip trough the fetid underbelly of Americana here…and rising star Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES) and Eisner Award winner Mike Norton (Revival) are coming along for the ride!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 7 (FOC – 8/15/16)

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com


Valiant Joins Local Comic Shop Day® 2016 with HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 and BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1

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Award-Winning Publisher Celebrates Comic Shops Nationwide with Two Limited Edition Offerings from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” Initiative

Valiant Entertainment will be supporting Local Comic Shop Day® 2016 on November 19th, 2016 by offering special editions of BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) – the highly anticipated standalone event by New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and blockbuster artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice) – and HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – the all-new ongoing series for Valiant’s subversive teenage superteam by multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and comics superstar Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) – to participating retailers!

Spotlighting two major releases from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative – an all-new wave of ongoing series and prestige projects from the largest independent superhero universe in comics – find out why Valiant has established itself as the most critically acclaimed publisher in comics today with this pair of perfect introductory jumping-on points, available only on Local Comic Shop Day® 2016!

Limited to just 1,000 copies, the BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 LCSD VARIANT will feature an all-new, never-before-seen cover by renowned artist Antonio Fuso (Cobra), created especially for Local Comic Shop Day® 2016! From the Bronx to Broadway, an unstoppable, nanite-enhanced pathogen is about to turn New York City’s populace against itself…and Bloodshot is the only soldier tough enough to lead a one-man invasion of the city that never sleeps! Join the firefight here as superstar creators Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite unleash a perfect entry point into Valiant’s award-winning publishing line with the self-contained action event of the fall!

Then, acclaimed creators Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson activate the most-demanded, most dangerous superteam in comics in the HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 LCSD VARIANT – featuring an explosive new cover by action-packed artist Stephen Segovia (Action Comics)! They’re in your towns. In your schools. And inside your mind…Now, with a revolutionary upheaval in motion all across America, Kris Hathaway, John “Torque” Torkelson, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, and Peter Stanchek are about to discover their calling. Together, the HARBINGER RENEGADES are moving from town to town, building their ranks, and subverting authority one mind at a time…and setting out to prove once and for all that behind their power, there has always been a purpose. Don’t miss a moment as the Renegades come roaring out of the underground and into the streets for an uncompromising new ongoing series, right here on Local Comic Shop Day® 2016!

“We’re very happy that Valiant is once again supporting Local Comic Shop Day®,” said Marco Davanzo, ComicsPRO Executive and owner of Alakazam Comics in Irvine, California. “Valiant is very retailer and fan-friendly, and has always been a HUGE supporter of local comic shops.”

Local Comic Shop Day® shines a bright spotlight on locally owned independent comic book specialty stores and their role in shaping the pop culture market. This year, Local Comic Shop Day® will be Saturday, November 19th, the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

On Local Comic Shop Day®, participating retailers will have exclusive, and in some cases, limited items debuting from supporting publishers. The goal of Local Comic Shop Day is to jump start the holiday buying season for storefront comics specialty retailers by giving comics fans more of what they most desire.

ComicsPRO – the trade organization of comic book specialty stores and the organizer of Local Comic Shop Day®, invites all brick and mortar comic book specialty stores to be part of Local Comic Shop Day®. To register, please visit www.comicspro.org/lcsdstore2016

For additional information, please contact ComicsPRO Executive Director Marco Davanzo at marco@comicspro.org.

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About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit us at ValiantUniverse.com

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Valiant Promotes Hunter Gorinson to VP Marketing & Communications

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Valiant Entertainment today named Hunter Gorinson to the position of Vice President of Marketing & Communications. A member of the management team that relaunched Valiant’s publishing operations to record-setting critical and commercial success, Gorinson joined the company as Marketing & Communications Manager in 2011 and was subsequently promoted to his previous position as Director of Marketing, Communications & Digital Media in 2013.

Gorinson’s new appointment reflects his integral strategic and managerial position within Valiant, where he has a played a key role across all facets of the company’s marketing and public relations in publishing, licensing, digital media, and film since its widely acclaimed return in 2012.

In the years since, Valiant’s publishing roster has continued to grow with repeatedly sold-out and celebrated new titles, including 4001 A.D., BLOODSHOT REBORN, BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, THE VALIANT, and, most recently, FAITH – the latter of which generated worldwide media attention from outlets including The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, MTV, The New York Times, NPR, PBS Newshour, People, Today, Vox, The Washington Post, and many dozens more.

Most recently, Valiant has continued to innovate within the comics arena with a multitude of achievements. In 2014, Valiant became the first comics publisher to broadcast live from Twitter headquarters in San Francisco with the inaugural #ValiantSummit event – now a yearly reoccurring feature of the publisher’s marketing operations. Consistently rated year over year as the most acclaimed comic book publisher in the industry today, Valiant has received hundreds of awards, nominations, and critical accolades, culminating in 2016 with a record-setting 50 Harvey Awards nominations – the most ever received by a single publisher in the history of one of the comic book industry’s most prestigious awards.

“Valiant’s reputation for innovative marketing with tremendous reach within the world of comics and to the general public is in no small part due to Hunter’s leadership,” said Valiant CFO & Chief Operating Officer Gavin Cuneo. “His increased responsibility and seniority at Valiant is well deserved.”

Originally founded in 1989, Valiant Entertainment is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium with more than 80 million units sold and the third largest library of superhero characters in comics. In 2012, Valiant roared back to the fore with four new titles released under the banner of “The Summer of Valiant” – a relaunch that quickly established itself as the biggest debut of a new comic book publisher in more than a decade. Beginning with X-O MANOWAR #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, which ranked as the year’s best-selling new series from any independent publisher, Valiant has consistently produced some of the highest selling and most critically accoladed comic titles anywhere in the industry. During the same period, the resurgent Valiant was also awarded a coveted Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year after just seven months of publishing, marking the fastest time that any new publisher had been named to one of comics’ highest honors.

After successfully revitalizing the largest independent superhero universe in comics, Valiant expanded its publishing roster with a successful slate of new titles, characters, and concepts, beginning with 2013′s UNITY #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite – an issue that was recognized as the biggest independent comics launch in more than five years. Also in 2013, Valiant released HARBINGER WARS #1 – the beginning of Valiant’s first inter-title crossover event, which in turn inspired a five-film plan for Valiant’s BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER franchises as feature films at Sony Pictures.

“Valiant has one of the most dedicated, formidable and experienced management teams anywhere in the entertainment industry. Hunter distinguished himself early on as a key member of that team, and his influence and ideas have been integral to the company’s many unprecedented successes over the past five years,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “As a co-architect of Valiant’s resurgence, there is no better voice to oversee this crucial division as the company prepares to enter a new and expansive period across publishing and all facets of entertainment.”

Gorinson’s experience prior to Valiant includes Marvel Entertainment and Showtime Networks, as well as several years as a reporter and columnist covering entertainment and local politics in Washington, DC. He holds a B.A. from New York University and an M.S. from The New School.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. For more information, visit us at ValiantUniverse.com.

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Valiant Heads to Rose City Comic Con 2016 with Exclusives, Panels, Signings, and More!

GENZERO_001_VARIANT-ROSE-CITY_MOUSTAFAFrom Saturday, September 10th to Sunday, September 11th, Valiant is bringing its non-stop cross-country road show to Rose City Comic Con for a weekend packed with convention-only exclusives, signings, programming, and panels!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside Portland’s Oregon Convention Center at Booth #713 and find out why Valiant is rocking the comics landscape with a complete selection of trade paperbacks, deluxe hardcovers, and exclusive t-shirts and merchandise for critically acclaimed and award winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, THE VALIANT, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, X-O MANOWAR, and many more!

Plus: Debuting only at Rose City COMIC CON 2016, get your hands on the GENERATION ZERO #1 ROSE CITY COMIC CON VARIANT – featuring the artwork of acclaimed artist Ibrahim Moustafa (Doctor Fate)! Jump on board the latest hit series from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” here as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and blockbuster artist Francis Portela (FAITH) take Valiant’s team of human hydrogen bombs off the streets and into their most dangerous challenge yet: high school!

Then, the action continues all weekend long with a jam-packed slate of signings from some of Valiant’s most acclaimed creators, including Harvey Award-nominated colorist David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN), rising star Jody Houser (FAITH), New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II), Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES), Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE), and cover artist Ibrahim Moustafa!

And that’s just the beginning! Grab a front-row seat for the latest developments coming to the largest independent superhero universe in comics on Saturday, September 10th at 3:30 p.m. in Panel Room #4 for VALIANT: THE FUTURE OF VALIANT AND BEYOND! With a record-setting 50 Harvey Award nominations, Valiant Entertainment is the most acclaimed publisher anywhere in comics today. Now, find out what’s next for powerhouse series like FAITH, GENERATION ZERO, BRITANNIA, BLOODSHOT U.S.A., HARBINGER RENEGADES, SAVAGE, and DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE right here with an all-star cast of panelists! The future of Valiant starts here with an exclusive round of news and announcements – only at Rose City Comic Con!

Then, the thrills continue on Sunday, September 11th at 1:30 p.m. in Panel Room #4 with VALIANT 101: NEW FANS START HERE – a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters! You’ve seen the reviews, you’ve heard the buzz… Now find out why Valiant Entertainment has taken fans and critics by storm as the most acclaimed comic book publisher! Join us here for a one-of-a-kind introduction to the largest and most acclaimed independent superhero universe in comics! From X-O MANOWAR and FAITH to BLOODSHOT REBORN and DIVINITY, get the stories behind Valiant’s biggest heroes and find out where to jump on board right here with an in-depth tutorial that’s perfect for new fans!

We’ll see you in Rose City!

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Retailer Advisory: Valiant’s BRITANNIA #1 Leads with Advance Sell-Out, Returns with Second Printing in October!

BRITANNIA_001_SECOND-PRINT_COVER-NORDIn the footsteps of FAITH and GENERATION ZERO, the next galvanizing series from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” is already soaring into an advance sell-out more than two weeks before its September 21st on-sale date!

Valiant is proud to announce that BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the highly anticipated, Valiant Prestige-format journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed from comics master Peter Milligan (Detective Comics), incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK) and multiple Harvey Award nominee Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) has sold out at the distributor level in advance and will return to store shelves with the BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING on October 12th – on sale the same day as BRITANNIA #2 (of 4)!

As the latest series from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative, BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) marks the opening chapter of the historical action-epic that ComicBook.com calls “Valiant’s darkest series and most brutal series to date.” Opening a vital and compelling new frontier in Valiant’s award-winning universe – in the tradition of the 12-time sold-out sensation DIVINITY and, most recently, 4001 A.D.’s WAR MOTHER – bear witness to Valiant’s latest groundbreaking epic here as Antonis Axia, the ancient world’s first detective, investigates an unholy discovery at the fringes of civilization!

Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay…

On October 12th, the coming of Valiant’s latest prestige-format masterpiece continues here as the realms between darkness, desire, and destruction are revealed in the BRITANNIA #1 SECOND PRINTING – arriving in stores alongside BRITANNIA #2 (of 4)!

Plus: don’t miss the other must-read series of 2016 as “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp, and Raul Allen in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

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BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP and RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by CARY NORD (JUL168217)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale OCTOBER 12th (FOC – 9/19/16)

BRITANNIA #2 (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD (AUG162053)
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM (AUG162054)
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP (AUG162055)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (AUG162056)
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$3.99| 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale OCTOBER 12th (FOC – 9/19/16)

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GENERATION ZERO #2 – Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela Live for Destruction in September!

GENZERO_002_COVER-A_MOONEYFour teenaged walking warheads are about to storm into their deadliest new mission: high school!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside GENERATION ZERO #2 – the second hard-charging issue of the next must-read series from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative! From the mind of New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Amazing Spider-Man) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (FAITH, Green Lantern), jump on board Valiant’s latest smash-hit series right here as four of Project Rising Spirit’s most volatile test subjects – Animalia, Cloud, Cronus, and The Telic – get ready for their first field op as free men! They’ve challenged dictators, destabilized nations, and survived the height of the HARBINGER WARS… Now, this reformed squad of soldiers are stepping off of the minefield and into the malt shop to investigate a conspiracy too strange for any old adult!

In the secretive tech oasis of Rook, Michigan, who can a teenager trust? Not the police… Not the teachers… And definitely not the parents. So when high schooler Keisha Sherman’s boyfriend turns up dead in an accident gone awry, she makes a desperate plea…and Generation Zero have heeded her call! But, with precision-honed military training and a taste for subverting authority, can this squad of high-powered, teenage superhumans infiltrate Rook undetected? Or is their very presence about to draw another of the town’s billion-dollar secrets into the light of day?

Now is the time to log onto network #ZERO and find out for yourself why fans and critics are calling Van Lente & Portela’s GENERATION ZERO Valiant’s next breakout blockbuster:

“An excellent introduction…” – The A.V. Club

“✮✮✮✮✮… Another giant hit for Valiant.” – Spartantown

“✮✮✮✮✮… Fred Van Lente delivers a mysterious, heart pounding comic series.” – Comic Bastards

“Fred Van Lente and Francis Portela take on the unenviable task of reinventing the teen superhero team book, and pull it off with aplomb.” – Uproxx

“✮✮✮✮… [GENERATION ZERO] is looking incredibly promising.” – Graphic Policy

“✮✮✮✮… Extremely intriguing.” – Weird Science

“A great start… [GENERATION ZERO] has crafted a near perfect introduction to a team book.” – Bam Smack Pow

On September 28th, class is in session as Fred Van Lente and Francis Portela take Valiant’s team of human hydrogen bombs off the streets and into their first, mind-blowing monthly series in GENERATION ZERO #2 – featuring covers by Stephen Mooney (DC Comics Bombshells), Tom Muller (Wolf), Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark), and Clayton Henry (SAVAGE)!

Then, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp, and Raul Allen in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

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GENERATION ZERO #2 (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELLA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY (JUL16205)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JUL162059)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUL162060)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL162061)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 28 (FOC – 9/5/16)

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Valiant Previews: 4001 A.D. #4 (of 4) | BLOODSHOT REBORN #16 | X-O MANOWAR #49 – On Sale August 31st!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN161897)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (JUN161898)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUN161899)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (JUN161900)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN161901)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161902)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (JUN161903)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (JUN161904)

The fall of the 41st century!

The ultimate battle is here as Rai and Father clash among the stars for the final fate of the future…and Earth along with it! As New Japan’s despotic ruler and its former protector enter their final showdown, will the orbiting satellite nation finally fall back to Earth? As the war for 4001 A.D. claims lives on both sides, who will live to greet the brave new world that lies ahead? And what will become of Rai, of Father, and civilization itself? The Valiant Universe of 4001 A.D. is forever changed right here as forces new and old prepare to rise from the ashes of New Japan!

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI) present the white-hot finale to Valiant’s biggest event yet!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 31st (FOC – 8/8/16)

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BSRB_016_COVER-A_GIORELLOBLOODSHOT REBORN #16 (“BLOODSHOT ISLAND” – PART 3)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover A by TOMÁS GIORELLO (JUN161930)
Cover B by BEN OLIVER (JUN161931)
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (JUN161932)
Interlocking Variant Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUN161933)
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON (JUN161934)
Variant Cover by SEAN CHEN (JUN161935)

Die and die again on…BLOODSHOT ISLAND!

As the endless process of life, death, and rebirth plagues Bloodshot and his fellow prisoners of Bloodshot Island, the being that hunts them – the ruthlessly efficient killer called Deathmate – grows stronger with each agonizing day. But as Bloodshot momentarily gains the upper hand on the shadowy organization that created him and its enigmatic instrument of destruction, he may stumble upon the greatest secrets of the island…and his own haunted past!

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Old Man Logan) and superstar artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) open fire on the most controversial chapter of BLOODSHOT ISLAND yet, sending shockwaves through the Valiant Universe that will be felt for years to come!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 31 (FOC – 8/8/16)

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XO_049_COVER-A_KANOX-O MANOWAR #49 (“LONG LIVE THE KING” – PART 3)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover A by KANO (JUN161924)
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ (JUN161925)
Cover C by KHOI PHAM (JUN161926)
Variant Cover by FRANCIS PORTELA (JUN161927)
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP (JUN161928)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (JUN161929)

Long live the king! The march to X-O MANOWAR #50 soldiers onward!

Witness the last stand of Earth’s greatest champion, X-O Manowar! With the world besieged by the Torment, Aric of Dacia has united his bravest allies and fiercest enemies for a last ditch effort to avert Armageddon. But will even their combined strength be enough against the seemingly infinite powers of this this unfathomable comic race? It’s the beginning of the end as the greatest battle in Valiant history starts here!

“LONG LIVE THE KING” reaches its most thrilling chapter yet as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and acclaimed artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil) deliver the penultimate chapter of Valiant’s flagship series!

Plus: The X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY continues right here! Each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING” comes bagged with one of 50 micro-prints – featuring artwork from a who’s who of comic superstars – or even one-of-a-kind original art!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 31 (FOC – 8/8/16)

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