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Valiant Solicitations for SEPTEMBER 2016 – BRITANNIA #1 | X-O MANOWAR #50 | GENERATION ZERO #2 | FAITH #3 | And More!

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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 PÉREZ
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

IT’S HERE! THE GREATEST VALIANT MILESTONE OF ALL TIME! 64 MASSIVE PAGES!

For centuries, the sacred X-O Manowar armor 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 is 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!

From all corners, the Valiant Universe assembles to salute X-O Manowar’s unparalleled 56-issue run as Robert Venditti, Joe Bennett, and Roberto de la Torre declare “LONG LIVE THE KING” with an oversized series finale for the ages! Plus: all-new, never-before-seen X-O Manowar tales and tributes from Jody Houser & Javier Pulido, Matt Kindt & Tomas Giorello, and Philip Tan, and special guest appearances from X-O Manowar’s own Cary Nord, Diego Bernard, Rafa Sandoval, Robert Gill, and more!

$4.99 | 64 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 28

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BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by ANDRES GUINALDO
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
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On the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery…

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…

From comics mastermind Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Shade the Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone) comes a psychological journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed – presented in an all-new prestige format limited series!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale SEPTEMBER 21

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GENERATION ZERO #2 (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELLA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

They’ve infiltrated, assassinated, and overthrown… Now this reformed covert strike team of teenage walking warheads have set their sights on a dangerous new mission: high school!

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?

THE FUTURE OF VALIANT continues as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (FAITH) launch the most volatile superteam in comics into their first, mind-blowing monthly series!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 28

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FAITH #3 (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PÉREZ and MARGUERITE SAVAUGE
Cover A by KEVIN WADA
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover C by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by CARMEN CARNERO
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

#FaithCon2016!

Mild-mannered blogger by day. L.A.’s leading superhero by night. Faith Herbert – aka the high-flying hero called Zephyr – has come a long way since she first set foot in the City of Angels. But nothing can prepare her for the pinnacle of all her experiences to date: California’s biggest comic book convention! But even amidst a sea of fellow fans, cosplayers, and collectibles, crime waits for no man! With thousands watching and even more at stake, can Faith prevent all-pandemonium – and preserve her secret identity – when the fun turns to frenzy?

Find out here as breakout star Jody Houser (DC Young Animal’s Mother Panic) and acclaimed artist Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) launch the most talked-about new series of 2016 to astonishing new heights!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 14

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NINJAK #19
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by KHARI EVANS with ANDRES GUINALDO
Cover A by MIKE CHOI
Cover B by DIEGO LATORRE
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM
Variant Cover by MARC LAMING

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

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WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #11 (NEW ARC! “DEAL WITH A DEVIL” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover C by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by THONY SILAS

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! Valiant’s immortal master of war makes A DEAL WITH A DEVIL!

Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior, has sacrificed his humanity for the betterment of the Earth. Empowered with the gift to recover from any wound – and even death itself – he has waged an endless crusade to guide the path of civilization through the ages. But as the centuries pass and his list of battlefield victories grows, he is fated to always reap the same sad reward: to see his families, his children, and all his loved ones…age, wither, and die…

Now, the Eternal Warrior will be presented with a choice that could end his grief forever. An opportunity to resurrect the fallen sons and daughters that he believed forever lost. But this chance for peace and happiness will come at a terrible cost… and in service to an evil far greater than any Gilad has faced before…

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps) and acclaimed artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) push the Eternal Warrior to the fiery crossroads of guilt and redemption for a wicked new jumping-on point as A DEAL WITH A DEVIL takes hold!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 14

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #7
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by DARICK ROBERTSON
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by MIKE McKONE

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

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #17
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover A by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover B by BUTCH GUICE
Cover C by TIMOTHY GREEN II
Interlocking Variant by RYAN BODENHEIM
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON

Terror by twilight on BLOODSHOT ISLAND!

Trapped in a remote jungle paradise with no hope of escape, Bloodshot has discovered the secret behind the merciless technological monstrosity called Deathmate – and the truth has thrown his entire world into a tailspin of tragedy! But what revelations behind Project Rising Spirit’s horrific creation could bring even Bloodshot to his knees…and forever shatter the spirit of the man known as Ray Garrison?

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Moon Knight, Old Man Logan) and blockbuster artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) push their bloodstained rumble in the jungle past the point of no return with a shocking chapter that will leave the Valiant Universe reeling for years to come!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 28

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NINJAK VOL. 4: THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE TPB
Written by MAT KINDT
Art by DIEGO BERNARD and KHOI PHAM
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

The last stand of Colin King!

Colin King, the elite MI-6 intelligence operative codenamed Ninjak, has confronted his past. He’s survived the gauntlet of the Shadow Seven. He’s walked into the Deadside and returned a changed man. Now his greatest trial yet will come to pass as the ruthless assassin called Roku returns to lay siege to Ninjak’s present and future by destroying his life from the inside out – and only the death of Colin King will stop her.

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and rising star Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) charge into a new blockbuster story that will leave no one unscathed!

Collecting NINJAK #14 –17

$14.99 | 144 pgs. | T+ | On sale SEPTEMBER 14
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-161-7

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

The much-anticipated follow-up to the five-time sold-out series that The Onion/A.V. Club calls the “Best New Superhero of 2015” is here!

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent three cosmonauts farther into space than anyone has gone before or since. Handpicked orphans with no connections to Earth, trained as devout Communists, and restricted from having families, they became lost in the stars and encountered something unknown… Something that changed them.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, Abram Adams was the first to return, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. But, even with seemingly limitless power at his fingertips, he is concerned only with the secret love he hid away from his superiors and the unborn child he never had a chance to meet.

Now, Myshka, the female co-pilot of the group, has also returned to Earth…but, unlike Abram she had no secret family. Unlike Abram, she still believes in the Communist ideal. And, unlike Abram, she intends to play a very real role in the return of Soviet glory.

Collecting DIVINITY II #1–4.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 7
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-151-8

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE DELUXE EDITION BOOK 1 HC
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE with AL BARRIONUEVO and DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

From Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages, Captain Marvel) and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil, Age of Apocalypse) comes a deluxe, oversized hardcover of the Harvey Award nominated series taking Valiant’s spirited occult adventurer beyond and back for a breathtaking, heartbreaking journey into the realms of the unknown!

Doctor Mirage talks to the dead… but the only spirit Shan Fong can’t find is that of her late husband, Hwen. When a big-time occultist with a classified military past hires her for a special job, Shan discovers a lead that might close the greatest mystery she’s ever tackled – how to get Hwen back! Now, Doctor Mirage must enter the undiscovered country and cross all the realms of the underworld if she has any hope of rescuing the man she loves…or be forever lost beyond the earthly plane.

Collecting THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #1-5, THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #1-4, along with material from THE DEATH DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION, this prestige-sized hardcover comes packed with more than 20 pages of rarely seen art and extras!

$39.99 | 272 pgs. | T+ | On sale SEPTEMBER 28
DELUXE HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-153-2

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First Look: Kindt, Evans & Guinaldo Begin “THE FIST & THE STEEL” in NINJAK #18 – Coming in August!

NINJAK_018_COVER-A_LATORREMany years from today, join Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior – older, wiser, and deadlier than ever – as they become the Earth’s last line of defense in a world gone awry!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside NINJAK #18 – the FIRST ISSUE of “THE FIST & THE STEEL,” AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT coming in August from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and red-hot artists Khari Evans (HARBINGER) and Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark)! Bridging the present and future of MI-6′s most feared super-spy, explore the world first glimpsed at in last summer’s sold-out BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1 here with an all-new standalone epic revealing how history’s most formidable partnership – Ninjak and the Eternal Warror, together known as The Fist & The Steel – will come to be!

His body consumed by a preternatural cancer in the present, Colin King’s mind has grasped a prophetic vision of the future – and it is death! Decades from now, the world’s deadliest intelligence operative is still active – and he now fights side by side by the Eternal Warrior, Earth’s immortal master of war, as veterans of a decades long battle to enforce justice and order. But what united these solitary heroes as trusted allies, and how did they become a feared force of good in a world of war, disease, and ever-increasing evil? 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 then find out what deadly affliction now threatens Colin King in the present!

Bursting at 40 pages per issue, jump on board here to witness the coming of “THE FIST & THE STEEL” firsthand in NINJAK #18 from all-star creators Matt Kindt, Khari Evans, and Andres Guinaldo! Featuring covers by Diego Latorre (Dante’s Inferno), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Stephen Segovia (Action Comics), and Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), the generation-spanning epic of the summer begins on August 10th as Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior launch a crusade to protect the ultimate fate of Earth itself!

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NINJAK #18 (ALL NEW ARC! “THE FIST & THE STEEL” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by KAHRI EVANS & ANDRES GUINALDO
Cover A by DIEGO LATORRE (JUN161918)
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUN161919)
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (JUN161920)
Interlocking Variant A by ADAM GORHAM (JUN161921)
Interlocking Variant B by ADAM GORHAM (JUN161922)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+| On sale AUGUST 10 (FOC – 7/18/16)

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First Look: GENERATION ZERO #1 – Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela Lead “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” in August!

GENZERO_001_COVER-A_MOONEYThey’ve infiltrated, assassinated, and overthrown… Now this reformed covert strike team of teenage walking warheads have set their sights on a dangerous new mission: high school!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside GENERATION ZERO #1 – the second must-read title from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative! First announced at Valiant Summit 2016 live from New York’s renowned Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Valiant’s most volatile team of teenage superhumans explodes out of the pages of HARBINGER WARS and into their first ongoing series on August 24th with New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Amazing Spider-Man) and blockbuster artist Francis Portela (FAITH) calling the shots!

If you have a problem… If your parents won’t help… And if your cause is worthy… Log onto network #ZERO… because Generation Zero is listening.

Years ago, the children of the experimental strike team known as Generation Zero were taken from their families by Project Rising Spirit, a private weapons contractor, and raised to be psychic soldiers. After years of taking orders, they have fought for and won their freedom. Now, the world’s most wanted teenagers have pledged to protect each other tooth and claw, while using their extraordinary abilities to right wrongs for a generation without a future… To fight for kids, just like them.

One of those kids is Keisha Sherman, whose boyfriend just turned up dead after a suspicious car crash in Rook, Michigan – a newly booming tech town that sprang from rags to super-riches seemingly overnight. When Keisha makes a desperate plea into her webcam, the local high school suddenly finds itself with several unusual new students… But as word of Generation Zero’s presence spreads rapidly through the halls, this tempestuous band of teenage upstarts is about to discover that they’re far from the most extraordinary thing lurking behind Rook’s stainless-steel facade…

“I like to describe this book as ARCHIE meets THE AUTHORITY,” writer Fred Van Lente told Comic Book Resources. “The kids have all the emotional volatility of teenagers with the destructive power of several silos’ worth of nuclear missiles. They don’t adhere to any morality or social norm we recognize. When they see evil or bad stuff going down, their attitude is to destroy it as swiftly and mercilessly as possible. They’re basically juvenile delinquent superheroes with a completely black-and-white view of the universe — if you’re not on their side, get the hell out of their way if you know what’s good for you.”

On August 24th, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” takes a dangerous new turn when Fred Van Lente and Francis Portela throw GENERATION ZERO #1 into overdrive – featuring covers by Stephen Mooney (Half-Past Danger), Tom Muller (DIVINITY), Pere Perez (FAITH), Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark), Kano (Swamp Thing), and Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)!

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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GENERATION ZERO #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY (JUN161874)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JUN161875)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ (JUN161876)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUN161878)
Variant Cover by KANO (JUN161879)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUN161880)
Blank Cover Also Available (JUN161877)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th (FOC – 8/1/16

 

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Valiant Previews: DIVINITY II #3 (of 4) | RAI #14 – On Sale June 22nd!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (APR162065)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (APR162066)
Variant Cover by ANDREW PEPOY (APR162067)
Variant Cover by CARMEN CARNERO (APR162068)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (APR162069)

The world runs red!

Abram Adams’ former teammate – the long-lost cosmonaut Myshka – has returned from deep space…and, seemingly overnight, the former Soviet Union has taken charge as the globe’s dominant economic and military force. As the Western world grapples with the ensuing chaos and confusion of Russia’s rapid return to power, Divinity and Ninjak attempt to marshal resistance against an empire enabled by the god-like will of one of its own true believers. But nothing escapes the sight of the super-powered gods that now walk among us…and our fate will be forever decided when Myshka targets Divinity for control of our world’s destiny!

The sold-out sci-fi saga that forever changed the course of the Valiant Universe turns the world upside-down all over again as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY) unleash an all-new chapter!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JUNE 22nd (FOC – 5/30/16)

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK (APR162052)
Cover B by ANDRES GUINALDO (APR162053)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (APR162054)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162055)

Rocketing out of the pages 4001 A.D…the origin of Rai revealed!

For the first time ever, witness the violent foundation of Father’s space-born utopia of New Japan…and, with it, the shocking genesis of the line of guardians that bear the name Rai! Born and bred by Father to enforce peace at any cost, follow the next Rai and their successors across two millennia as they chronicle the history of 4001 A.D. – from the launch of New Japan into orbit to the latest Rai’s crusade to bring it crashing back down to Earth!

Valiant mastermind Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and visionary artist CAFU (UNITY) bring the 41st century to life with another, all-new jumping-on point revealing the sinister history of Father’s empire…before the dawn of 4001 A.D.!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 22 (FOC – 5/30/16)

 

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Valiant and Swyft Media Unveil the Official RAI Emoji Keyboard – Available Now for iOS and Android!

unnamedAs “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” rages onward in comics shops everywhere, the hero at the forefront of the 41st century’s assault on New Japan – Rai – is leaping out of the pages of the summer’s most ambitious comics event and into his first-ever emoji keyboard!

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce the release of the all-new Rai Emoji Keyboard – created in collaboration with Swyft Media and debuting on the Valiant Heroes Emoji App today! Launching out of Rai’s starring role at the forefront of Valiant’s acclaimed 4001 A.D. event series, the rise of New Japan’s cyber-enhanced spirit guardian continues here with this exclusive, one-of-a-kind digital emoji keyboard as a FREE, limited-time addition to Valiant’s emoji application in the iOS App and Google Play stores.

Now, for the first time ever, fans everywhere can add a fearless new element to their mobile messages and express themselves as Rai joins the ranks of the Valiant Heroes Emoji App alongside Bloodshot, Faith, X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong, Livewire, Ninjak, Quantum and Woody, and many more!

As the latest addition to the Valiant Heroes Emoji App – currently available for iOS and Android – the Rai digital emoji keyboard is fully compatible with Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Viber, LINE, Skype, WhatsApp, and more, as well as standard texting and SMS. Standard text and data rates may apply.

One hundred years from today, Father – the benevolent artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan – will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic action by launching Japan into space…where its people will thrive in isolation, away from the overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries, as New Japan orbits our increasingly unstable world, it will become a model society – one built on peace, prosperity… and Father’s control.

A thousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn to protect it from all enemies. For hundreds of years into the future, the Rai will single-handedly enforce New Japan’s justice well…and serve Father without question.

Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about to inherit the dark truth behind the origin of his kind…and discover the sinister secret at the heart of Father’s existence. For New Japan to live, Earth must die…and as Rai challenges his former master for the first time in more than a millennium, the lone guardian of New Japan will be cast out of his own Father’s kingdom…

Exiled from the only realm he’s ever known, Rai now walks the ravaged world of 4001 A.D. in search of forgotten heroes like himself… on a mission to collect the last surviving legends of a broken planet…and to forge a rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced civilization in history crashing back down to Earth.

In the tradition of BOOK OF DEATH, ARMOR HUNTERS, and HARBINGER WARS, Valiant’s most ambitious crossover event yet starts here! At the dawn of the 41st century, the future of Earth will be decided in the stars. This May…the rebellion begins in 4001 A.D. – on sale now!

Then, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes out of the pages of 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) with the return of Rai’s award-winning ongoing series in RAI #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the origin of New Japan and its very first guardian! Discover the secrets behind 4001 A.D. here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and acclaimed artist CAFU (UNITY) unearth the answers that have eluded mankind for nearly two millennia. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And what happened to the nine previous Rai that once swore allegiance to his empire?

Plus: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as an all-star cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the 41st century holds for Valiant’s most iconic heroes in a new series of four indispensable one-shots! Featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and the debut of an all-new, top-secret character with a crucial tie to the present and future of the Valiant Universe, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force here with four new chapters from Valiant’s most acclaimed creators:

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH); Art by Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)
On sale now

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
On sale now

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Jody Houser (FAITH) & Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
Coming in July

4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Tomas Giorello (Conan)
Coming in August

Encompassing the core 4001 A.D. event, the return of Valiant’s acclaimed RAI ongoing series, and four all-new one-shots revealing the future incarnations of the Valiant Universe’s most iconic heroes, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” is the biggest and most visionary Valiant event to date – and a perfect introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics today.

Make your own epic entrance into the 41st century by downloading the Valiant Heroes Emoji App with the all-new Rai Emoji Keyboard – available for FREE in the iOS App and Google Play stores today!

Also, don’t miss the Archer & Armstrong Emoji Keyboard – available now in the iOS App and Google Play stores! Get smashed or be smashed…with a fearless new element to mobile messages that lets fans express themselves with a whole new range of emotions as only Archer & Armstrong could! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and maybe you’ll even team up with an adventuring immortal to prevent the world’s next great cataclysm…and make it home in time for Happy Hour! The adventure of a lifetime starts now, only on the Valiant Heroes Emoji App with the all-new Archer & Armstrong digital emoji sticker pack!

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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 81 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 Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Swyft Media:

Swyft Media helps brands and advertisers become a part of the world’s largest conversation by creating and distributing branded content that consumers want, love and share with friends across a wide variety of mobile apps. To date, Swyft has worked with more than 300 popular global brands such as 1-800Flowers, MillerCoors, Sony, Interscope Records and SEGA to create deep consumer engagement through branded emoji and keyboards. The combination of Swyft’s mobile marketing platform and expertise helps brands and advertisers drive highly engaging, measurable and amplified campaigns, with the ability to reach nearly three billion consumers worldwide. Through its relationships with approximately 60 application partners, Swyft boasts one of the largest opportunities for brands to reach younger consumers in a way that feels natural and unobtrusive. For more information, visit:www.swyftmedia.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Swyft Media Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TYPE).

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First Look: X-O MANOWAR #48 Heralds “LONG LIVE THE KING” with Venditti, Bennett, and de la Torre in July!

XO_048_COVER-A_KANOThe Countdown to X-O MANOWAR #50 Continues Here!

As the countdown to X-O MANOWAR’s landmark issue #50 finale continues, our world’s greatest hero must join forces with his own bitterest foe to prevent armageddon!

Valiant is proud to present your first look at X-O MANOWAR #48 – the cataclysmic continuation of the year’s seismic storyline, “LONG LIVE THE KING,” by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps) and acclaimed artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil)! On July 27th, Aric of Dacia – the unstoppable X-O Manowar – faces his darkest days as the ancient alien race known as the Torment incite a reign of terror upon all of humanity! With annihilation nigh, X-O Manowar must charge into his greatest battle yet – one that will change his future…and the fate of the entire Valiant Universe…forever!

They’re here! The Torment – a world-devouring race older than history itself— has arrived on Earth. And now, all that stands between our existence and complete extermination is Aric of Dacia, heir to the Visigoth throne and wielder of the X-O Manowar armor! But as the Torment unleash a wrath unlike anything the galaxy has seen, even Earth’s most powerful protector will find himself hopelessly outmatched. With humanity standing on the brink of extinction, X-O Manowar must turn to his greatest adversary for help…the cunning, but savage Commander Trill!

On July 27th, history will be made across the cosmos when Robert Venditti, Joe Bennett, and Roberto de la Torre bring Valiant’s landmark series one step closer to the ultimate reckoning! With only two issues to go until the milestone issue #50 finale, don’t miss a single game-changing moment here in X-O MANOWAR #48 – featuring covers by Kano (Swamp Thing), Phil Jimenez (DC Universe: Rebirth), Khoi Pham (NINJAK), Diego Latorre (Dante’s Inferno), Thony Silas (Justice League: Gods & Monsters), and Sergio Davila (Injustice: Gods Among Us) – as “LONG LIVE THE KING” marches onward!

Also, the X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY continues right here! For no extra cost, each issue of the massive “LONG LIVE THE KING” epic will be 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 original, hand-drawn 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 September’s oversized, blockbuster issue #50 finale!

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, this September, a whole new era for Valiant’s flagship hero begins in X-O MANOWAR #50…and won’t believe what’s coming next!

First: “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 and extraordinary artists Joe Bennett and Roberto de la Torre 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)! 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!

Spanning X-O Manowar’s five-year-long impact on the people of Earth, and setting the stage for star-smashing 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, only in X-O MANOWAR #50!
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X-O MANOWAR #47 (NEW ARC! “LONG LIVE THE KING” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover A by KANO (APR162037)
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ (APR162038)
Cover C by KHOI PHAM (APR162039)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (APR162040)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (APR162041)
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE (APR162042)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (APR162043)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 29 (FOC – 6/6/16)

X-O MANOWAR #48 (“LONG LIVE THE KING” – PART 2)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover A by KANO (MAY161869)
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ (MAY161870)
Cover C by KHOI PHAM (MAY161871)
Variant Cover by DIEGO LATORRE (MAY161872)
Variant Cover by THONY SILAS (MAY161873)
Variant Cover by SERGIO DAVILA (MAY161874)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 27 (FOC – 7/4/16)

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Valiant Previews: WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #8 | A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #4 – On Sale June 15th!

WRATH_008_COVER-A_ALLENWRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #8 (“LABYRINTH” – PART 2)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (APR162060)
Cover B by PERE PEREZ (APR162061)
Cover C by CLAYTON HENRY (APR162062)
Variant Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (APR162063)
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE (APR162064)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 15th

Earth’s immortal soldier thought he knew pain… And then he entered the depths of his enemy’s “LABYRINTH”…

The mysterious figure known only as the Dying One is on a mission to unlock the secrets of the Eternal Warrior’s immortality…and the only way he can accomplish it is to kill him over and over again! Trapped at the heart of a miles-long gauntlet of technologically inflicted cruelties and mechanical terrors designed to dissect, examine and analyze, Gilad has finally been cornered…and he’s about to realize that if he can’t escape, he’ll simply have to survive.

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and blistering artist Raúl Allén (NINJAK) engineer the next terrifying chapter of the definitive Eternal Warrior epic of the year as “LABYRINTH” draws blood!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 15

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Written by RAFER ROBERTS
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Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (APR162070)
Cover B by KANO (APR162071)
Cover C by MONICA GALLAGHER (APR162072)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (APR162073)
Variant Cover by THONY SILAS (APR162074)
B&W Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE (APR162075)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 15th

We’re gonna need a bigger bag!

Archer and Armstrong – with the help of Mary-Maria and the Sisters of Perpetual Darkness – must stop Bacchus’ cavalcade of terror! Will our heroes be able to defeat this 40-foot foe before the party stops forever? Will Armstrong ever find that bottle of Lagavulin? Will we ever find out who or what Davey the Mackerel is?! The answers to two of these questions might possibly be found in this issue!

Be here as red-hot creators Rafer Roberts (Shutter) and David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man) bring “IN THE BAG” to a close with a bang! Or a snap. However Armstrong’s satchel closes.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 15

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First Look: 4001 A.D. #3 Wages Cosmic War with Matt Kindt & Clayton Crain in July!

4001_003_COVER-A_CRAINThis July, the summer’s biggest, brashest, and most acclaimed comics event brings Rai’s rebellion against the space-faring citadel of New Japan to a steel-tempered turning point!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside 4001 A.D. #3 (of 4) – the next visionary chapter of 2016′s most ambitious comics crossover event! With New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II, Dept. H) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI, Carnage) leading the charge, be here on July 27th as the forsaken guardian of New Japan comes face to face with Father, the all-powerful artificial intelligence that created him…and brings about a reckoning of wills that will forever shape the future of the Valiant Universe!

The war against Father is about to turn in favor of the 41st century’s revolutionary heroes as Rai finds his long-lost friends aboard the war-torn monstrosity that has become New Japan. But, reunited at last, can Rai and his band of allies – the Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, Lemur, Lula Lee, and more – stand against Father’s increasingly ruthless defenses? And can they rescue what remains of their space-faring homeland before it crashes down to Earth and destroys everything…and everyone?

As shockwaves from “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” reverberate across the 41st century, start reading here and find out why fans and critics are calling Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s stunning vision the most daring comic book event of this millennium…or the next!

“✮✮✮✮ ½… Huge-scale action… [4001 A.D.] establishes the series as arguably the summer’s biggest and best event.” – Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮ ½… An absolutely visual treat with some of the best artwork you’re likely to see in a comic until the next issue… We’re in for one hell of a summer.” – Graphic Policy

“✮✮✮✮ ½… Ripe with action… Writer Matt Kindt [has] dialed the story up to a ten real quick…” – Fanboy Nation

“✮✮✮✮ … Jaw-droppingly good… The best cyberpunk comic in ages…made complete with one of the most epic science fiction scenarios imaginable.” – AiPT!

“✮✮✮✮… 4001 A.D. is big, in every way possible… The slick writing and incredible visuals make this a tasty treat for one and all. You lucky, lucky people.” – Big Comic Page

“✮✮✮✮… [A] near cinematic masterpiece… [4001 A.D.] continues to be a blockbuster of an event, in scope and story. Crain is delivering the art of his career.” – The Broken Infinite

“✮✮✮✮… If you read only one series this summer, 4001 A.D. should be it.” – All-Comic

On July 27th, Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain plunge even further into Rai’s stratospheric war for survival with a mind-blowing new chapter in 4001 A.D. #3 (of 4) – featuring covers by Clayton Crain (RAI, Carnage), Tula Lotay (The Wicked & The Divine), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying and the Dead), Philip Tan (Batman & Robin), Ryan Lee (Inhuman), and Ryan Sook (Wednesday Comics)!

Encompassing the core 4001 A.D. event series, the return of Valiant’s acclaimed RAI ongoing series, and four all-new one-shots revealing the future incarnations of the Valiant Universe’s most iconic heroes, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” is the biggest and most visionary Valiant event to date – and a perfect introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics today.

Also coming in July, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes with the next stunning revelation from New Japan’s never-before-revealed history in RAI #15 by 4001 A.D. mastermind Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist CAFU! Centuries before 4001 A.D., witness the rise of New Japan’s greatest champion as a new Rai is anointed by Father’s forces! The missing links connecting the world of today with the 41st century’s empire of tomorrow continue here with another standalone adventure at the epicenter of 4001 A.D.!

Then: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as a staggering cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the future holds for Valiant’s most iconic heroes in a new series of four indispensable one-shots! Featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and the debut of an all-new, top-secret character with a crucial tie to the present and future of the Valiant Universe, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force here with four new chapters from Valiant’s most acclaimed creators, ripped directly from the pages of 4001 A.D.:

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH); Art by Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)
On sale now

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
On sale now

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Jody Houser (FAITH) & Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
Coming in July

4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER); Art by Tomás Giorello (Conan)
Coming in August

Each chapter of “THE SUMMER OF THE 4001 A.D.” is designed for maximum accessibility and can be read in concert with the core 4001 A.D. series or stand on its own for a centuries-spanning vision of the future.
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4001 A.D. #3 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY161882)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (MAY161883)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (MAY161884)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (MAY161885)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY161886)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAY161887)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (MAY161888)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (MAY161889)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 27th (FOC–7/4/16)

RAI #15 (“4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK (MAY161890)
Cover B by CAFU (MAY161891)
Character Design Variant by CAFU (MAY161892)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAY161893)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 20 (FOC 6/27/16)

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by JODY HOUSER & RAFER ROBERTS
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by TRAVEL FOREMAN (MAY161894)
Cover B by MEGHAN HETRICK (MAY161895)
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE (MAY161896)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAY161897)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JULY 6 (FOC 6/13/16)

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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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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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