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John Layman, Khari Evans, Andy Kuhn, Ramon Villalobos and More Join ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 – A Giant-Sized Anniversary Hullabaloo!

AA_025_COVER-A_HENRYThis October, somebody call the fire marshall because ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25′s epic rager is about to get out of control!

Valiant is proud to announce that New York Times best-selling writer John Layman (Chew, Detective Comics) will join red-hot artists Joe Eisma (Morning Glories), Khari Evans (Harbinger), Andy Kuhn (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Ramon Villalobos (Original Sins) as the latest colossal talents stepping on board ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 – October’s oversized, 48-page anniversary celebration of Valiant’s conspiracy-smashing, globe-trotting adventure duo!

“Archer & Armstrong is absolutely fantastic, and I’m stoked to be part of this landmark issue,” said writer John Layman. “I really love the entire vibe of the book – a buddy action comedy, full of conspiracy and history, and then injected with just pure fantastic gonzo madness. I love books where you can tell the creator is having a good time, because it’s infectious. I’m recommending Archer & Armstrong to anybody who likes fun comics.”

Layman, Evans, Kuhn, and Villalobos are just the latest additions to an already star-studded roster of comics talents set to contribute to Valiant’s next great oversized anniversary milestone, and will join previously solicited creators Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man), Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars), Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal), Justin Jordan (Spread), Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom), Joey Esposito (Captain Ultimate), Donny Cates (Buzzkill), Eliot Rahal (Dark Horse Presents), Juan Doe (Legion of Monsters), Barry Kitson (Legion of Super-Heroes), and more for ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25‘s jam-packed celebration!

AA_025_COVER-B_CRYSTALFresh off of three nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards – including nods for Best Continuing or Limited Series, Most Promising New Talent, and the Special Award for Humor in Comics – Valiant’s history mystery sensation celebrates 25 titanic issues in style this October with a power-packed line-up tackling tales of Archer & Armstrong past, present, and future:

  • “Back to the Beginning” by Fred Van Lente & Clayton Henry
  • “Immortal Combat” by John Layman & Ramon Villalobos
  • A Prelude to November’s Archer & Armstrong: The One Percent #1 by Ray Fawkes & Andy Kuhn
  • “Armstrong in…Forever and a Day” by Justin Jordan & Rafer Roberts
  • “Happy Returns” by Joey Esposito & Joe Eisma
  • “Armstrong’s First Drink” by Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal & Khari Evans
  • The Official Archer & Armstrong Drinking Game by Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal & Juan Doe
  • And much, much more!

The immortal philanderer currently called Armstrong and his headstrong teenage partner are throwing a party on October 29th and YOU’RE INVITED, only in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 – featuring covers by all-star Archer & Armstrong legends Clayton Henry, Shawn Crystal, Pere Perez, Jim Calafiore, and Michael Walsh! (Please pre-order with your local comics retailer to RSVP, bro.)

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 (ANNIVERSARY HULLABALOO!)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE, JOHN LAYMAN, RAY FAWKES, JOEY ESPOSITO, JUSTIN JORDAN, DONNY CATES & ELIOT RAHAL, JUSTIN JORDAN, , and MORE!
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, RAMON VILLALOBOS, ANDY KUHN, JOE EISMA, KHARI EVANS, JUAN DOE, RAFER ROBERTS, BARRY KITSON and MORE!
Cover A by CLAYTON HENRY (AUG141720)
Cover B by SHAWN CRYSTAL (AUG141721)
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (AUG141722)
Throwback Variant by JIM CALAFIORE (AUG141723)
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (AUG141724)
$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 10/29/14 (FOC – 10/6/14)

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Consider VALIANT at the 2014 HARVEY AWARDS!

QUANTUM AND WOODY Leads as the Industry’s Most Nominated Series!

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Valiant is the proud recipient of 16 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards! Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art.

A wide number of Valiant titles and creators earned nominations this year at the Harvey Awards with Quantum and Woody leading the pack as the industry’s most nominated series of the year. We’d like to thank all of the comics professionals who nominated Valiant’s titles and creators, and would like to implore all eligible voters to consider Valiant’s nominations in the following categories before voting ends on Monday, August 18, 2014:

Best Writer
James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment

Best Letterer
Dave Lanphear, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment

Best Colorist
Brian Reber, UNITY, Valiant Entertainment

Best Cover Artist
Andrew Robinson, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment

Most Promising New Talent
James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
Pere Pérez, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER WARS, Valiant Entertainment

Best New Series
QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment

Best Continuing or Limited Series
ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment

Best Graphic Album – Previously Published
HARBINGER VOLUME 1: OMEGA RISING, Valiant Entertainment

Best Single Issue or Story
UNITY #1, Valiant Entertainment

Best Domestic Reprint Project
VALIANT MASTERS: NINJAK VOLUME 1 – BLACK WATER, Valiant Entertainment
VALIANT MASTERS: SHADOWMAN VOLUME 1 – SPIRITS WITHIN, Valiant Entertainment

Special Award for Humor in Comics
James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
Fred Van Lente, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment

Special Award for Excellence in Presentation
HARBINGER WARS, Josh Johns and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment
UNITY, Alejandro Arbona, Josh Johns, and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment

Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators – those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit, or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. They are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. Thank you to all that have already participated by submitting a nomination ballot.

Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by Monday, August 18, 2014. Full submission instructions can be found on the final ballot. Voting is open to anyone professionally involved in a creative capacity within the comics field. Final ballots are available at www.harveyawards.org.

The ceremony and banquet for the 2014 Harvey Awards will be held at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con on Saturday night, September 6th. Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 5-7, 2014.

We’ll see you in Baltimore! Viva Valiant!


Peter Milligan and Cary Nord Unleash an All-New Epic in ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 – Coming in November!

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This November, master storyteller Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, Shade the Changing Man) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan) join forces for an epic saga of swords, savagery, and steel in ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of a new three-issue mini-series chronicling the brutal and bloodied history of Valiant’s immortal champion in sweeping scope and bone-crushing scale!

For more than 10,000 years, the Eternal Warrior has stood on guard, protecting the Earth from all who would seek to do it harm. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. Confident in his role, the Eternal Warrior believed he had seen and survived it all…until a mysterious quest in the tenth century led him to question the very foundation of his existence. After completing another brutal mission at the behest of the Geomancers, the Earth’s undying guardian is approached with a cryptic task: to find and save a newborn child – in whose hands might rest the fate of an entire people. But when a thousand conquering Magyar invaders join the quest for the child, can history’s most expert killer be trusted to keep one precious life alive?

“The Eternal Warrior is a character of immense proportions with literally thousands of stories waiting to be told throughout history. Peter and Cary are two masterclass storytellers, and have forged a story that befits the awesome scale and scope,” said series editor Alejandro Arbona. “Set against the backdrop of one of the most ferocious periods in all of human history, Peter has not only delivered an intense action-packed story but one that is also incredibly moving and thought-provoking. And Cary has delivered a herculean effort, producing incredibly detailed and awe-inspiring pages that have to be seen to be believed.”

EW_DOS_001_COVER-B_SANDOVALBefore Gilad joins Bloodshot and an all-star cast of Valiant’s greatest heroes for a brand-new crusade against the Immortal Enemy in THE VALIANT #1 – a new four-issue prestige format mini-series by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt and Paolo Rivera beginning this December – take up the blade and discover the roots of Earth’s immortal champion in ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 – arriving in comic shops everywhere this November from all-star creators Peter Milligan and Cary Nord!

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ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by CARY NORD
Cover A by BRYAN HITCH
Cover B by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by CARY NORD
B&W Sketch Variant by CARY NORD
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | COMING IN NOVEMBER!

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First Look: THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 – The Astonishing New Adventure Continues in October!

DRMIRAGE_002_COVER_FOREMANValiant is proud to present an advance preview of THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 – arriving in stores on October 8th! After RAI… After ARMOR HUNTERS… The VALIANT FIRST initiative begins a breathtaking new journey into the realms of the unknown with an all-new mini-series debut from Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages, Captain Marvel) and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil, Age of Apocalypse)!

Leaving her mortal body in deadly danger, the spirit of Dr. Mirage is about to enter the afterlife’s web of worlds, and begin the fight to win back the husband she thought she’d lost forever. But enemies lie in wait everywhere, and while demons and beasts besiege Mirage in the spirit world, an unexpected new eruption of evil will threaten her life on Earth…

“I think this is a really fun and interesting book because I think of it as mostly a quest narrative with a grown woman at its center,” writer Jen Van Meter told ComicsAlliance. “I don’t see a ton of those. I did want the first issue to feel magical. The trick was to give her this real technician’s personality. In the face of that, what would look awe-inspiring or stunning or shocking to her?”

Death is just the beginning…and, on October 8th, Dr. Mirage’s obsessive, astonishing quest into the lands of the dead to rescue her lost love continues in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 – featuring a cover by fan-favorite artist Travel Foreman (Animal Man)!

And don’t miss the FIRST ISSUE of this visionary new adventure in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 – on sale September 3rd! Contact your local retailer to pre-order today, and be sure to look for the THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION – available only in comic shops and featuring more than 15 extra pages of all-new stories and artwork that won’t be collected for the trade!

Advance Praise for THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1:

“A tightly paced, exceptionally engaging first issue…I’m strapped in and on board for wherever this fantastic book is going. Make sure you are too…” – Bloody Disgusting

“Doctor Mirage has absolutely nailed it with this first issue… This is one hell of a debut from Valiant and the creative team. Don’t miss out on it.” – Comic Bastards

“[De la Torre] does a stellar job of conveying all kinds of emotions… A strong debut…” – The Outhousers

“Doctor Mirage is flawlessly paced… It really leaves a lot of potential for Van Meter in the issues to come.” – All-Comic

“A terrifically put-together book. The characters, pacing, dialogue and intrinsic mystery are all expertly crafted.” – Florida Geek Scene

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (JUL141476)
Blank Cover Variant also available (JUL141477)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 9/3/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION
$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 9/3/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 (of 5) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (AUG141728)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

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ENTER: ARMORINES – Venditti and Bernard Launch An All-New Threat for X-O MANOWAR in November!

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He survived NINJAK… He survived UNITY… But can X-O Manowar survive his first encounter with the all-new ARMORINES?

This November, Valiant proudly presents “ENTER: ARMORINES” – a new three-part story arc beginning in X-O MANOWAR #30 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, The Flash) and red-hot rising star Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns)!

Start reading here with an all-new jumping-on point for the series that IGN calls “fantastic, action-packed storytelling that never fails to satisfy” as X-O Manowar fires the first shot in an all-or-nothing battle against a ruthless new fighting force – codename: ARMORINES – fixated on disarming the world’s most powerful weapon and eliminating Aric of Dacia once and for all.

London was attacked… Moscow was attacked… Rome was attacked…and the world blames X-O Manowar! As an international firestorm pushes the world toward war, it’s come down to the bleeding-edge paramilitary unit known as the ARMORINES to neutralize the most powerful weapon in existence. The Manhattan Project started with a single atom – and, soon, the world will discover once again that biggest problems have small solutions! Enter: ARMORINES!

“The Armorines will present challenges to [X-O Manowar] that he has not faced before, challenges we have not seen in the Valiant Universe yet,” writer Robert Venditti told Comic Book Resources. “It is going to be Earth-born, but it’s a lot of things he hasn’t faced, and in many ways, it’s Aric coming from where he comes from, dealing with things that are completely foreign to him. That’s the way you attack Aric — you don’t necessarily attack the armor, you attack the person inside it. What are his limitations?”

After reliving the pulse-pounding origin of the man behind the armor in October’s X-O MANOWAR #0, return to the modern day and launch into X-O Manowar’s first high-octane showdown with the all-new, all-deadly ARMORINES! Featuring interlocking A and B standard covers by Valiant superstar Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS), the next epic evolution of Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard’s acclaimed sci-fi superhero saga starts right here this November in X-O MANOWAR #30!

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X-O MANOWAR #30 (NEW ARC! ENTER: ARMORINES – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Interlocking A & B Covers by CLAYTON HENRY
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
COMING IN NOVEMBER!

X-O MANOWAR #0
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAY MANN
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (AUG141713)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (AUG141714)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (AUG141715)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (AUG141716)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC – 9/15/14)

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Valiant Preview: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #23 | ARMOR HUNTERS #3 | UNITY #10 (ARMOR HUNTERS) – In Stores August 13th, 2014!

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Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (JUN141511)
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (JUN141512)

THE END IS HERE!

Archer & Armstrong have been dragged down and knocked out, left at the mercy of the Lizard King and his plot to unleash total annihilation. But, when you least expect it, what unexpected visitor might step in to save A&A from a fate worse than death? The secrets of Valiant’s seminal series are about to come to light – and you won’t believe the top-secret, classified, totally hush-hush conclusion their latest history mystery has in store!

$3.99 | 32 pgs.| T+ | On sale AUGUST 13

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (JUN141492)
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (JUN141493)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JUN141494)
Artist Variant by MICO SUAYAN (JUN141495)

ALL OUT WAR! Five alien Armor Hunters now control the planet, millions are dead – and that was only the beginning!

But if X-O Manowar surrenders now, will he spare the Earth…or spell its doom? And, as the world descends into pandemonium, can Bloodshot and the Unity team finally pinpoint a weakness in an enemy with more power, more endurance, and more technology? When you can’t find a way to win…you’d better find a way to cheat! Valiant’s summer crossover sensation rockets toward a climax so big it’s going to register on the Richter scale!

$3.99 | 32 pgs.| T+ | On sale AUGUST 13

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UNITY_010_COVER_SUAYANUNITY #10 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JUN141496)
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (JUN141497)
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (JUN141498)

In battle with the Armor Hunters!

Mankind is locked in a life or death struggle against the alien Armor Hunters, and the fate of civilization itself now lies with the unlikely team of short-tempered walking weapons called Unity! Can X-O Manowar give Ninjak, Livewire, and the Eternal Warrior enough of an edge to stop the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers before more die? There’s no quarter asked and none given as Valiant’s all-star superteam goes on the offensive!

$3.99 | 32 pgs.| T+ | On sale AUGUST 13

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VALIANT Heads to BOSTON COMIC CON 2014 with Panels, Signings, and More!

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This weekend, Valiant is heading to Boston Comic Con – and we’re bringing along a boatload of surprises to celebrate!

From Friday, August 8th through Sunday, August 10th, join Valiant at Booth #C618/C619 inside Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center for a weekend packed with con-exclusive giveaways, panel appearances, and signings from special guests, including acclaimed artist Robert Gill (Armor Hunters: Harbinger, Eternal Warrior) and more!

Plus: don’t miss out on Sunday, August 10th as an all-star panel of Valiant staff and creators present VALIANT FIRST: RAI, ARMOR HUNTERS, AND BEYOND at 5 pm in the Amphitheater! Find out everything you need to know about Valiant’s biggest year yet right here with an exclusive round of news and discussion about RAIARMOR HUNTERSTHE DELINQUENTSTHE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, and the rest of Valiant’s power-packed VALIANT FIRST publishing line-up! And get your first look at THE VALIANT – Valiant’s all-new prestige format mini-series arriving in December from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera!

We’ll see you in Boston!

For tickets and directions, visit BostonComicCon.com.

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First Look: RAI #4 | Plus: RAI #1 Enters Third Sell-Out, Returns with Fourth Printing!

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Valiant is proud to announce that all printings of RAI #1 – the red-hot launch book of the VALIANT FIRST initiative by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANTMind MGMT) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (Carnage) – and RAI #3 have again sold out at the distributor level, and will soon return to store shelves with new printings and covers featuring the stunning interior artwork of Clayton Crain.

Look for the RAI #1 FOURTH PRINTING VARIANT and RAI #3 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT to arrive in stores on August 27th, the same day as RAI #4 – a brand new installment of the astonishing new ongoing series that Comic Book Resources calls “an immersive experience…unlike anything in comics today.”

“The critical praise and retail demand for RAI is only continuing to mount, and the first issue has now matched X-O MANOWAR #1 in terms of sell-outs and reprintings,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “That’s a major milestone, and Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain have delivered a story truly worthy of it on every level. With RAI’s second story arc set to begin in December, the future couldn’t be brighter for RAI.”

RAI_003_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGIn 4001 A.D., as the nation of Japan soars above the Earth, Rai is to about unravel the mystery of the first murder in a thousand years…and discover his own profound connection to the crime. Everything Rai knows — about his existence, about his country, and about the benevolent Father he serves — is about to be thrown out of orbit.

Do not miss the next shocking chapter of this comics masterwork in the making on August 27th as all-star creators Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain deliver RAI #4 into comics shops everywhere – right alongside the RAI #1 FOURTH PRINTING VARIANT and RAI #3 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT!

Then, be here on December 10th as Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain return for an all-new story beginning in RAI #5!

It’s not too late to discover why RAI’s visionary adventure through the world of 41st century Japan is leaving fans and critics awe-struck:

“✮✮✮✮✮… [Rai] comes with the highest praise.” – PopMatters
“✮✮✮✮✮… A great new series… [Rai] has my attention.” – Max Level Geek
“✮✮✮✮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
“✮✮✮✮… You do not want to miss out on Rai.” – Comic Bastards

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RAI #1 FOURTH PRINTING VARIANT 
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN148274)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 8/27/14 (FOC – 8/11/14)

RAI #3 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN148315)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 8/27/14 (FOC – 8/11/14)

RAI #4 (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN141509)
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (JUN141510)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 8/27/14 (FOC – 8/04/14)

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Valiant Comes to iVerse’s ComicsPlus with Complete Digital Comics Library

Award-winning publisher will also participate in new library distribution platform as part of their growing educational outreach

ComicsPlus_Logo_2012Waco, TX (August 1, 2014) – Leading digital comics provider iVerse Media announced today they have teamed with award-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment to bring Valiant’s complete library of modern and classic content – including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman, Rai, and many more – to iVerse’s ComicsPlus app and affiliated platforms. Effective immediately, iVerse will offer Valiant’s monthly comics titles day-and-date via the ComicsPlus app, and will soon host Valiant’s complete catalog of comics and collections.

To launch their newly announced partnership, iVerse is also now offering each of Valiant’s best-selling #1 issues for free on the ComicsPlus app throughout the month of August. Visit Valiant’s publisher page here for more information.

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 publishing relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most commercially and critically successful independent publishers in the industry today with an initial slate of titles that included X-O Manowar by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord; Harbinger by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans; and Archer & Armstrong by the New York Times best-selling creative team of writer Fred Van Lente and artist Clayton Henry.

After multiple Publisher of the Year awards and nominations, including a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year, Valiant ventured even farther in 2013 with the debut of its first crossover event, Harbinger Wars, and the release of Unity #1 by writer Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite – the year’s highest charting debut issue from a non-premier publisher with sales in excess of 70,000 copies. This May, Valiant followed up with “Valiant First” – an all-new line of titles led by the smash-hit ongoing series, Rai, and its biggest crossover event to date, Armor Hunters. Most recently, on the heels of 16 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards, the publisher has announced The Valiant – a prestige format mini-series from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt with art by Eisner Award winner Paolo Rivera beginning this December.

Valiant will be the latest publisher to join the rapidly expanding offerings of the ComicsPlus app from iVerse Media.

“Valiant has been consistently producing some of the best comics in the industry since their relaunch in 2012,” said iVerse Media founder and CEO Michael Murphey. “We could not be more proud to make their remarkable catalog and amazing characters available in ComicsPlus.”

In addition to the ComicsPlus app and website, Valiant’s titles will be made available to librarians and their patrons everywhere via the ComicsPlus: Library Edition app, which makes thousands of high-quality titles accessible to school and library patrons on any device, anywhere, and at any time.

“Valiant’s number one priority is to make our characters and content available to the largest audience possible, and, via our new partnership with iVerse, we have an incredibly exciting and important new channel to continue that mission,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “With a potential readership that’s measured in the millions, we hope to win over even more fans to some of the most critically acclaimed comic books being produced anywhere today, just as we have month in and month out in comic book stores around the world.”

Valiant titles are available now on the ComicsPlus iOS and Android apps, and via their website comicsplusapp.com.

About iVerse Media, LLC:
iVerse Media is a leading global provider of a robust CMS with unique capabilities in translation, digital content presentation, distribution and management. The iVerse CMS Engine is so graphically rich that it enhances the comics viewing experience; so sophisticated, it can translate apps; and so secure it can handle medical records and imaging. Founded in 2008, the company was one of the first to launch digital comics on mobile devices. With millions of iVerse powered products having been downloaded, iVerse App Platform continues to be one of the most popular and widely used platforms in the world. ComicsPlus is available for iOS, Android and the web. For more information please visit: iversemedia.com or contact Rachel Corbitt at rachel@iversemedia.com.

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 them online at ValiantUniverse.com.


Fawkes and Eisma Bank on ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE ONE PERCENT #1 – Coming in November!

AA_ONE-PERCENT_001_COVER_DOEThis November, crime pays when Valiant’s viceroys of villainy – the secretive One Percent of Wall Street – step into their very first solo adventure!

Valiant is proud to announce ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE ONE PERCENT #1 – an all-new one-shot tale spinning directly out of the pages of Archer & Armstrong’s Harvey Award-nominated ongoing series!

Arriving in stores this November, join Eisner Award-nominated creators Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal, Constantine) and Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) as they reveal the secret inner workings of a power-obsessed conspiracy that secretly runs the world from the catacombs beneath the Financial District.

They tried to save the Euro, but almost destroyed the world. Thwarted by the adventurers known as Archer & Armstrong at every turn, Valiant’s own wolves of Wall Street then turned their attention to Occupy Wall Street…and we all know how that worked out! Now, in the wake of their greatest victory, a vicious new brand of One Percenter is about to rise to the top of his class, and this time there will be no one to BAIL OUT their enemies as Archer & Armstrong face down a brand new kind of hostile takeover!

“[As] readers of Archer & Armstrong are aware, the One Percent are a conspiracy that happens to be true in that universe, about a bunch of Wall Street investors and bankers and types who have cut actual deals with the devil – or at least they say so,” writer Ray Fawkes told Comic Book Resources. “They do black magic and that’s got a lot to do with why they’re secretly ruling part of the world – or at least, it’s got something to do with why they’re so super rich! They’re very, very, very bad people, and this is our chance to show how they work behind the golden masks of bulls and bears.”

Featuring a standard cover by fan favorite artist Juan Doe – plus two limited, special edition shelf covers featuring perforated, fully detachable One Percent bull and bear masks by legendary artist and designer Rian Hughes – get rich or die trying this November as Ray Fawkes and Joe Eisma foist a brand new breed of villain to the top of the corporate ladder in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE ONE PERCENT #1! (That will be $3.99, please.)

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE ONE PERCENT #1
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by JOE EISMA
Cover by JUAN DOE
Bull Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES
Bear Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES
$3.99 | ONE-SHOT | T+ | 32 pgs.
COMING IN NOVEMBER!

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