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Valiant’s 2016 Convention Tour Hits Denver Comic Con with Exclusive Merchandise, Panels, and More!

DENVER-COMIC-CON_LOGONext weekend, the Valiant 2016 Convention Tour is kicking into overdrive for Denver Comic Con – and we’re bringing along mountains of merchandise, programming, panels, and the best-reviewed comics in the industry!

From June 17th to June 19th, visit the Colorado Convention Center in booth #885 for an adrenaline-fueled trek through the top superhero universe in comics with a complete selection of Valiant trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for award-winning titles, including X-O MANOWAR, FAITH, DIVINITY, RAI, HARBINGER, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, NINJAK, and many more! And don’t miss every piece of Valiant merchandise exploding out of Denver, including t-shirts, toys, and more!

Plus: Become an overnight expert on the world of armor-busting Visigoths, nanite-fueled commandos, elite super-spies, and more on Saturday, June 18th at 11:00 a.m. MDT in room #401 for VALIANT 101: NEW FANS START HERE! You’ve heard the buzz… You’ve seen the reviews… Now find out where to start with Valiant Comics! From X-O MANOWAR to NINJAK to FAITH and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, jump on board here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters…and find out for yourself why Buzzfeed calls Valiant “a universe full of your new favorite superheroes”!

Then, Valiant’s weekend in the Rockies is blasting sky-high on Sunday, June 19th at 11:00 a.m. MDT in room #401 for Valiant: The Summer of 4001 A.D! This summer…the future of Earth will be decided in the stars when Valiant presents the blockbuster crossover event of the year in 4001 A.D.! Now, get primed for the epic showdown between Rai and the forces of New Japan right here! Plus: Don’t miss an all-new round of news and announcements for ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR, and more!

Look for more dates to be added to the Valiant 2016 Convention Tour all year long!

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For Valiant Merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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First Look: Faith Sweeps Archer Off His Feet in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 – Coming in July!

A&A_005_COVER-A_KANOFrom People Magazine to the Atlantic to the Today Show and beyond, Faith has enchanted the entire globe! And now, the high-flying heroine is charming Valiant’s smash-hit ongoing series…by putting Archer in cupid’s crosshairs!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 – an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT guest-starring the breakout character of 2016 by red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (Revival)! On July 20th, don’t miss a landmark Valiant tale for the ages as Obadiah Archer and Faith “Zephyr” Herbert’s budding romance undergoes its first trial by fire…complete with dinner, a movie, and a dazzling display of crime fighting par excellence!

With Armstrong on the road, Archer is taking some much-needed personal time…and bringing his long-distance romance with Los Angeles’s number-one superhero off of FaceTime and into the real world! As these friends take their relationship to the next level, will romance conquer all? Or will they still find the time to brawl with some loan sharks? When a teenaged martial arts expert and a high-flying psiot get together, anything goes!

On July 20th, Valiant’s number-one power couple takes the first step from here to eternity with the knee-weakening, must-read adventure of the spring – and a perfect jumping-on point for new readers! With spell-casting covers by Kano (Gotham Central), David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), Darick Robertson (The Boys), Joe Eisma (The Flash), Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Diego Latorre (Dante’s Inferno), this ain’t no fairy tale, it’s A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 – in stores on July 20th!

Jump on board here to find out why critics and fans everywhere are love-struck by Valiant’s latest acclaimed ongoing series:

“✮✮✮✮✮ … Valiant is releasing some amazing books these days, and this has got to be one of—if not the—best… This is brilliant stuff…” – ComicWow!

“✮✮✮✮ ½… This new title makes [A&A] read, feel, and look better than ever.” – Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮ … One of the most entertaining comics you’ll read this month…” – Graphic Policy

“✮✮✮✮ … [A&A] is the perfect cocktail: one part action, two parts humor, with a splash of ribaldry.” – All-Comic

“✮✮✮✮ … A&A is delivering on the promise of adventure and continues to be a laugh out loud book that competes with any of the books the Big Two are delivering right now.” – Comic Bastards

Plus: Also on sale July 20th, follow Faith’s sky-soaring adventures out of the pages of her five-time sold-out limited series debut and into her first-ever monthly title with FAITH #1 – an ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and acclaimed artists Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells)! THE FUTURE OF VALIANT starts here with an all-new beginning for the high-flying hero that has stolen the spotlight worldwide – and inspired a whole new generation of comics fans – on July 20th, only in FAITH #1!

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover A by KANO (MAY161861)
Cover B by DAVID LAFUENTE (MAY161862)
Cover C by DARICK ROBERTSON (MAY161863)
Cover D by JOE EISMA (MAY161864)
Valiant Emoji Variant by SWYFT MEDIA (MAY161865)
FAITH #1 Interlocking Variant by PERE PÉREZ (MAY161867)
Variant Cover by DIEGO LATORRE (MAY161868)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (MAY161866)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 20 (FOC – 6/27/16)

FAITH #1 (ONGOING)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (MAY161849)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY161850)
Cover C by CARY NORD (MAY161851)
Cover D by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (MAY161852)
Valiant Emoji Variant by SWYFT MEDIA (MAY161853)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ (MAY161854)
Interlocking Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (MAY161856)
Variant Cover by KANO (MAY161857)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER (MAY161858)
Blank Cover also available (MAY161855)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 20 (FOC – 6/27/16)

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First Look: “BLOODSHOT ISLAND” Hunts Jeff Lemire & Mico Suayan in BLOODSHOT REBORN #15 – Coming in July!

BSRB_015_COVER-A_GIORELLOThis July, Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan come ashore on “BLOODSHOT ISLAND”…and begin the hunt for the sinister secret of DEATHMATE all over again!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside BLOODSHOT REBORN #15! On July 13th, it’s sun, surf, and suicide missions when New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Moon Knight) and Valiant-exclusive superstar-in-the-making Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) plunge headlong into the next shocking chapter of “BLOODSHOT ISLAND“! As the unstoppable killing machine codenamed Deathmate hunts Bloodshot and his fellow castaways from Project Rising Spirit, all hope hinges on surviving the seemingly endless cycle of tortures that this tropical paradise turned killing field has to offer…

Live. Die. Rejuvenate. Each day, Bloodshot and his predecessors awake to find themselves hunted by the unstoppable engine of destruction called Deathmate. And each day, they die…only to begin their escape once more after the nano-technology inside them repairs their fatal injuries. As Bloodshot and his new teammates begin to understand the brutal logic behind their seaside prison, will the biggest threat to their survival be the horrors that await in the jungle around them…or each other?

On July 13th, no one escapes “BLOODSHOT ISLAND” unscathed as Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan bring a new dawn, a new day, and a new death to Valiant’s nanite-enhanced powerhouse! Featuring covers by Tomas Giorello (Conan), Ben Oliver (The Multiversity), Stephen Segovia (Action Comics), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Darick Robertson (The Boys), and Jeff Lemire (A.D.: After Death), the summer’s bloodiest blockbuster sets “BLOODSHOT ISLAND” ablaze, only in BLOODSHOT REBORN #15!

Plus: Coming this October, THE FUTURE OF VALIANT boils over in BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) – a pivotal new standalone comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and Valiant-exclusive superstar Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice)!

In the tradition of THE VALIANT, the Big Apple turns blood red when Project Rising Spirit releases a top-secret contagion onto the streets of America’s greatest metropolis: New York City. As mayhem engulfs Manhattan, Bloodshot must lead the most dangerous invasion ever waged on American soil and keep a runaway pandemic from toppling armies and governments…and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

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 in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp 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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BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 (NEW ARC! “BLOODSHOT ISLAND” – PART 1)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover A by TOMAS GIORELLO (APR162027)
Cover B by BEN OLIVER (APR162028)
Cover C by KANO (APR162029)
Cover D by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (APR162030)
Valiant x CGC Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (APR162031)
Interlocking Variant by RYAN BODENHEIM (APR162032)
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON (APR162033)
B&W Sketch Variant by TOMAS GIORELLO (APR162034)
Valiant Linewide Variant by JEFF LEMIRE (APR162035)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 29 (FOC – 6/6/16)

BLOODSHOT REBORN #15 (“BLOODSHOT ISLAND” – PART 2)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover A by TOMAS GIORELLO (MAY161875)
Cover B by BEN OLIVER (MAY161876)
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (MAY161877)
Interlocking Variant by RYAN BODENHEIM (MAY161878)
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON (MAY161879)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (MAY161880)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 13 (6/20/16)

 

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Valiant Reveals Star-Studded Cast of Creators for X-O MANOWAR #50 – A Giant-Sized Anniversary Milestone!

64-Page Blockbuster Celebrates 2016′s Biggest Series Finale with Venditti, Braithwaite, Houser, Kindt, Nord, Pulido, and More Major Talents

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It’s here! The greatest Valiant milestone of all time!

After unleashing a massive cast of 50 leading talents for the largest ever jam cover in comics history, Valiant is now proud to unveil the next massive revelation for X-O MANOWAR #50 – a colossal, 64-page anniversary spectacular crash-landing in stores everywhere this September!

For the first time anywhere, Valiant is honored to reveal the star-studded, history-making roster of writers and artists slated to contribute to September’s giant-sized X-O MANOWAR #50 finale – a blockbuster-style tribute to the vaunted, 56-issue run that set the Valiant Universe in motion!

For centuries, the sacred X-O Manowar has stood unrivaled as the universe’s most powerful weapon. Today, will it equal Earth’s doom? An unthinkable alien race known only as The Torment has come to our world in search of the armor’s secrets. 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 are one man…and one weapon…enough to repel a force capable of leveling a thousand civilizations?

A whole new era for X-O Manowar begins here…and you won’t believe what’s coming next!

First: the seismic final story arc, “LONG LIVE THE KING,” goes out in a world-shaking blaze of glory with New York Times best-selling writer and longtime scribe Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps) and extraordinary artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil) manning the front line, alongside an all-star battalion of artists from across X-O MANOWAR‘s landmark 56-issue run: Cary Nord (Conan), Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS), Diego Bernard (NINJAK), Rafa Sandoval (Green Lantern), and Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)!

Spanning X-O Manowar’s five-year-long impact on the people of Earth, and setting the stage for star-spanning adventures yet to come in 2017 and beyond, no comic book fan can afford to miss the ultimate cosmic battle for the fate of Valiant’s most powerful hero!

Then: From all corners, the Valiant Universe assembles to salute X-O Manowar’s unparalleled impact as one of the longest running superhero series in comics today with all-new, never-before-seen tales and tributes from Jody Houser (FAITH) & Javier Pulido (Amazing Spider-Man), Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) & Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER), Philip Tan (Suicide Squad), and more along the way!

“Reaching 50 issues is no small feat in today’s marketplace, and Robert Venditti, Cary Nord, Doug Braithwaite, Trevor Hairsine, Diego Bernard, and Robert Gill – among a host of many others – have done an extraordinary job making X-O MANOWAR one of the most acclaimed, most vital, and most deftly executed series on the stands,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Issue #50 is a defining moment – one that will reassess not only the extraordinary journey the character has taken since 2012, but where he is headed next. This truly is the capstone for one of the most compelling and considered runs in modern comics, and the final salvo of a long-form epic that I believe will stand as one of Valiant’s great achievements for years to come.”

Plus: Valiant is marking 50 epic issues with a formidable line-up of covers from an all-star cast of comics greats! Leading the charge is the X-O MANOWAR #50 All-Star Jam Cover – the biggest-ever jam cover in comics history, featuring 50 major comics talents in celebration of 50 issues for Valiant’s flagship series! Debuting as X-O MANOWAR #50‘s standard shelf cover, this never-before-attempted comics breakthrough features a breathtaking collection of top talents as they each deliver an all-new take on Valiant’s leading hero in their own signature style.

Then, X-O MANOWAR #50‘s march into the history books continues with a stunning array of cover contributions from Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Marko Djurdjevic (Avengers), Marcos Martin (The Private Eye), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie), Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), Pere Perez (FAITH), Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals), Philip Tan (Batman & Robin), Kaare Andrews (Astonishing X-Men), and Phil Jimenez (DC Universe: Rebirth)!

Finally, celebrate X-O Manowar’s landmark issue #50 finale with the X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY – beginning in June’s X-O MANOWAR #47! 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!

Look for X-O MANOWAR #50‘s milestone finale in stores this September wherever comic books are sold!

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X-O MANOWAR #50 (64 PAGES!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with JODY HOUSER, MATT KINDT, and PHILIP TAN
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE with DIEGO BERNARD, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, ROBERT GILL, TOMAS GIORELLO, CARY NORD, JAVIER PULIDO, PHILIP TAN, and RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A (All-Star Jam) by CARY NORD, BOB LAYTON, BRANDON PETERSON, STEPHEN PLATT and 46 MORE X-O ALL-STARS!
Cover B by PAOLO RIVERA
Cover C by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Cover D by MARCOS MARTIN
Cover E by MICO SUAYAN
Cover F by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Cover G by SHANE DAVIS
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN
Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
B&W Sketch Jam Cover by X-O ALL-STARS
$4.99 | 64 pgs. | T+ | Coming in SEPTEMBER!

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Valiant Previews: 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1 | NINJAK #16 – On Sale June 8th!

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RYAN LEE
Cover B by CAFU
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE

Once upon a time…in the year 4001 A.D…

Centuries ago, Bloodshot was the man called Ray Garrison. Now, in the year 4001 A.D., Ray Garrison is no more…but the nanites that once thrived inside him endure still. With their master long since gone, the microscopic machines that once drove Bloodshot through every firefight, healed every wound, and calculated every outcome have one final directive left to execute…but what could it possibly be? And how will the forces of the future react when the infamous man-turned-machine called Bloodshot returns to fight another day?

The future starts now as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) bring Bloodshot barreling into the 41st century of the Valiant Universe with an all-new, standalone tale at the epicenter of 4001 A.D.!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JUNE 8

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DIEGO BERNARD and ANDRES GUINALDO
Cover A by MIKE CHOI
Cover B by KHOI PHAM
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE

“THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE” spirals out of control!

Roku continues to tear down Ninjak’s world brick by brick…and, now, the world’s most dangerous MI-6 operative has just found himself disavowed, out in the cold, and on the run. With no allies left to turn to, can Colin King get his bearings before Roku takes everything – including his life?

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and rising star Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) pull back the layers of Roku’s plan to destroy her bitterest enemy…and reveal a shocking secret at the heart of Ninjak’s identity here as the walls fall around “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE”!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 8

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Valiant’s 2016 Convention Tour Storms into Phoenix Comicon 2016 and Awesome Con with Exclusive Merchandise, Panels, and More!

4001_001_VARIANT-PHOENIX-EXCLUSIVE_PINAThis weekend, the Valiant 2016 Convention Tour is doubling down for Phoenix Comicon 2016 and Awesome Con – and we’re bringing a can’t miss cavalcade of exclusives, merchandise, programming, panels, and the best-reviewed comics in the industry to both shows!

From June 2nd to June 5th, visit the Phoenix Convention Center in booth #760 for a complete journey through Valiant’s critically acclaimed universe with a complete selection of Valiant trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for award-winning titles, including X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY, RAI, HARBINGER, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, NINJAK, and many more! And don’t miss the bundles of Valiant merchandise unloading into Phoenix, including the 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) PHOENIX COMICON EXCLUSIVE VARIANT – featuring the artwork of fan-favorite artist Jeff Piña (Zombies vs. Cheerleaders)! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II), blockbuster artist Clayton Crain (RAI, Carnage), and superstar artist David Mack (Daredevil) kick off the FIRST issue of Valiant’s most ambitious summer event here as Rai leads the heroes of the 41st century into an explosive rebellion against the despotic ruler Father and the forces of New Japan! And stick around to meet some of the hottest creators in comics throughout the weekend with a slate of special guests including Valiant-exclusive superstar David Baron (DIVINITY II, BLOODSHOT REBORN), and Jeff Piña!

Then, from June 3rd to June 5th, hit Washington, D.C.’s Washington Convention Center in booth #508 for the weekend’s second helping of Valiant and its trend-setting titles with another complete selection of Valiant trade paperbacks, deluxe hardcovers, can’t-miss merchandise, and more! And meet the minds behind the upcoming FUTURE OF VALIANT throughout the weekend with special guests including superstar writer Fred Van Lente (GENERATION ZERO), and red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES, A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG).

Plus: Get the inside scoop on the most celebrated superheroes in comics for VALIANT 101: NEW FANS START HERE—hitting Phoenix Comicon on June 4th in room North 121 C at 1:30 p.m. MST and Awesome Con on June 4th in room 154 at 1:15 p.m. EST! You’ve heard the buzz… You’ve seen the reviews… Now find out where to start with Valiant Comics! From X-O MANOWAR to NINJAK to THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, jump on board here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters…and find out for yourself why Buzzfeed calls Valiant “a universe full of your new favorite superheroes”!

Then, Valiant’s biggest weekend meets its most titanic event yet with Valiant: The Summer of 4001 A.D.—coming to Phoenix Comicon on June 5th in room North 121 C at 12:00 pm MST and Awesome Con on June 5th in room 145 B at 12:15 pm EST! This summer…the future of Earth will be decided in the stars when Valiant presents the blockbuster crossover event of the year in 4001 A.D.! Now, get primed for the epic showdown between Rai and the forces of New Japan right here! Plus: Don’t miss an all-new round of news and announcements for ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR, and more!

No matter what city you visit, we’ll see you there! And don’t miss a moment of the action as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through Phoenix; Washington, D.C.; Denver; and more all summer long!

Thursday, June 2nd – Sunday, June 5th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center, Hyatt Regency
Phoenix, AZ

Friday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 5th
Awesome Con
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC

Friday, June 17th – Sunday, June 19th
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

Look for more dates to be added to the Valiant 2016 Convention Tour all year long!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblrInstagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant Merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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FUTURE OF VALIANT First Look: Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp Command Myth, Monsters, and Murder for BRITANNIA #1 – Coming in September!

BRITANNIA_001_COVER-A_NORDOn the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery…

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new, Valiant Prestige format series coming this September from master storyteller Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Detective Comics) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone)! First revealed at #ValiantSummit 2016 live from New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, THE FUTURE OF VALIANT – Valiant’s new slate of must-read titles for 2016 and beyond – continues here as a decorated legionnaire-turned-investigator ventures from the height of civilization and into the ancient pagan lands of BRITANNIA to seek out the dark monstrosities that lurk beyond the bounds of Rome’s bloodied empire…

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…

“Since reading I, Claudius by Robert Graves as a teenager, I’ve been fascinated by the Roman world, and how that world affected these British Isles, pretty much obliterating the ancient Druid religion that had long existed until then,” writer Peter Milligan told The A.V. Club. “With the idea of Antonius Axia, I had a way into this story that had been waiting for me to write for some time.”

This September, Peter Milligan and Juan Jose Ryp lead a psychological journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed, only in BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) – featuring covers from world-class creators Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark), Ryan Lee (Inhuman), and Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son)!

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 in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp 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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Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by ANDRES GUINALDO
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
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Valiant Previews: 4001 A.D. #2 (of 4)! – On Sale June 1st!

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Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR162044)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (APR162045)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (APR162046)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (APR162047)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR162048)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162049)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (APR162050)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (APR162051)

The most ambitious comics event of 2016 brings war to the 41st century – with Rai leading the charge!

Rai is smashing headfirst into New Japan with his team of hardened rebels including the Eternal Warrior and a giant X-O Manowar mech-armor that’s been dormant for centuries! But when Father transforms New Japan into an impenetrable space dragon as a defense of last resort, what hopes will the united heroes of 4001 A.D. have of freeing the citizens of New Japan from Father’s brutal reign? Will Rai have to destroy New Japan…to save it?

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force) bring their startling vision of the year 4001 A.D. to new heights…with the fate of New Japan floating in the balance!

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Valiant Reveals Record-Setting Jam Cover for X-O MANOWAR #50 – Coming in September!

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Fifty Stunning Artists Team Together for Monumental Comics Milestone

50 epic issues. 50 superstar artists. 50 X-O Manowars. One colossal cover!

Valiant is proud to announce the X-O MANOWAR #50 All-Star Jam Cover – the biggest-ever jam cover in comics history, featuring 50 major comics talents in celebration of 50 earthshaking issues for Valiant’s flagship series! Debuting as the standard shelf cover to September’s oversized X-O MANOWAR #50 milestone issue, this never-before-attempted comics landmark features a breathtaking collection of top talents as they each deliver an all-new take on Valiant’s leading hero in their own signature style.

With masterful colors by Valiant-exclusive colorist David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY II), the one-of-a-kind collection of artists featured on the X-O MANOWAR #50 All-Star Jam Cover spans the character’s storied 25-year history and includes modern-day superstars, up-and-coming talents, and major comics luminaries, alongside numerous Valiant veterans that helped forge X-O Manowar’s place in comics legend:

1. Neal Adams (Green Lantern/Green Arrow)
2. Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR)
3. Al Barrionuevo (The Authority)
4. Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR)
5. Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
6. Dave Bullock (Wednesday Comics)
7. CAFU (UNITY)
8. Eric Canete (RunLoveKill)
9. Carmen Carnero (X-Factor)
10. Sean Chen (Iron Man)
11. Collen Coover (Bandette)
12. Clayton Crain (4001 A.D., RAI)
13. Jay Fabares (Valiant cover artist)
14. Tom Fowler (QUANTUM AND WOODY)
15. Manuel Garcia (BLOODSHOT)
16. Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
17. Adam Gorham (Zero)
18. Butch Guice (BLOODSHOT REBORN)
19. Bob Hall (SHADOWMAN)
20. Rebekah Isaacs (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
21. Phil Jimenez (DC Universe: Rebirth)
22. J.G. Jones (Final Crisis)
23. Kano (Gotham Central)
24. Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT)
25. Bob Layton (X-O MANOWAR)
26. Mike Leeke (X-O MANOWAR)
27. Jeff Lemire (Essex County)
28. Steve Lieber (The Fix)
29. Emanuela Lupacchino (Supergirl)
30. Mike McKone (Fantastic Four)
31. Stephen Mooney (Half Past Danger)
32. Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR)
33. Pat Olliffe (Thor)
34. Pere Perez (FAITH)
35. Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men)
36. Brent Peeples (Last of the Greats)
37. Stephen Platt (Prophet)
38. Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES)
39. Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT)
40. Riley Rossmo (Batman)
41. Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA)
42. Rafa Sandoval (X-O MANOWAR)
43. Donovan Santiago (“Valiant 8-Bit” cover artist)
44. Marguerite Sauvage (FAITH)
45. Joe St. Pierre (RAI)
46. Philip Tan (Batman & Robin)
47. Michael Walsh (The Vision)
48. Ryan Winn (DIVINITY)
49. Kevin VanHook (BLOODSHOT)
50. Ramon Villalobos (E is for Extinction)

In honor of the X-O MANOWAR #50 All-Star Jam Cover‘s star-studded debut, Valiant has partnered with leading YouTube channel Variant Comics for an exclusive video spotlight, highlighting each artist’s respective contribution to the most ambitious jam project in decades:

“This cover represents more than a year’s worth of hard work on the part of Valiant’s editorial team and the extraordinary cast of artists you now see before you,” said Valiant Associate Director of Digital Media & Development Josh Johns. “We wanted to celebrate X-O MANOWAR #50 in the biggest way we could, and this cover is only the first surprise we have in store.”

The countdown to X-O MANOWAR #50 begins this June with “LONG LIVE THE KING” – a striking cosmic showdown beginning in X-O MANOWAR #47 by 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). September’s X–O MANOWAR #50 will conclude Venditti’s historic run on the series with an oversized milestone featuring many top-secret guest stars. Look for more details on the contents of X-O MANOWAR #50 to be revealed shortly.

Plus: In celebration of X-O Manowar’s landmark issue #50 finale, Valiant is proud to reveal the X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY – also beginning in June’s X-O MANOWAR #47! 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!

“X-O MANOWAR #50 will be, without a doubt, the single biggest milestone ever produced by Valiant,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Beginning with the incredible jam cover, this issue will stand on its own as both a tribute to the character’s vital place in the Valiant Universe and the entirety of the years-long epic that Robert Venditti – along with artists Cary Nord, Lee Garbett, Trevor Hairsine, Doug Braithwaite, Diego Bernard, Rafa Sandoval, Robert Gill, and Valiant’s amazing editorial team– forged into one of the greatest narrative feats of the modern era. Big moments don’t get much bigger than this.”

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 a 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?

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI & TOP SECRET GUESTS!
Art by JOE BENNETT, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE & TOP SECRET GUESTS!
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T+ | COMING IN SEPTEMBER!

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Valiant’s 2016 Convention Tour Goes Beyond for Space City Comic Con with Exclusive Merchandise, Panels, and More!

4001_001_VARIANT-SCCC_HENRYThis weekend, the Valiant 2016 Convention Tour is blasting into S​​pace City Comic Con 2016 – and we’re bringing along a galaxy’s-worth of merchandise, programming, panels, and the best-reviewed comics in the industry!

From May 27th to May 29th, visit the Valiant booth in Houston’s NRG Center for a first-hand look at why Valiant has conquered the comics landscape with a complete selection of Valiant trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for award-winning titles, including X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY, RAI, HARBINGER, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, NINJAK, and many more!

Then, visit the Space Cadets Collection store booth and the Space City Comic Con merchandise booth to pick up the 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) SPACE CITY COMIC CON EXCLUSIVE VARIANT – featuring the artwork of Valiant exclusive all-stars Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) and David Baron (DIVINITY II)! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II), supserstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI, Carnage), and Eisner Award winner David Mack (Daredevil) kick off the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s most ambitious summer event here as Rai leads the heroes of the 41st century into an explosive rebellion against the despotic ruler Father and the forces of New Japan! And head to David Baron’s official booth for an exclusive signature all weekend long!

The weekend shifts into overdrive on Friday, May 27th at 4:00 p.m. CT in room #201 for VALIANT 101: NEW FANS START HERE! You’ve heard the buzz… You’ve seen the reviews… Now find out where to start with Valiant Comics! From X-O MANOWAR to NINJAK to THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, jump on board here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters…and find out for yourself why Buzzfeed calls Valiant “a universe full of your new favorite superheroes”!

Then, Valiant is giving Houston a sneak-peek at the 41st century on Saturday, May 28th at 3:00 p.m. CT in room #202 for VALIANT: THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.! This summer…the future of Earth will be decided in the stars when Valiant presents the blockbuster crossover event of the year in 4001 A.D.! Now, get primed for the epic showdown between Rai and the forces of New Japan right here! Plus: Don’t miss an all-new round of news and announcements for ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR, and more!

We’ll see you in the Bayou City! And don’t miss a moment of the action as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through Denver; Phoenix; Washington, D.C.; and more all summer long!

Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29th
Space City Comic Con
NRG Center
Houston, TX

Thursday, June 2nd – Sunday, June 5th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center, Hyatt Regency
Phoenix, AZ

Friday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 5th
Awesome Con
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC

Friday, June 17th – Sunday, June 19th
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

Look for more dates to be added to the Valiant 2016 Convention Tour all year long!

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