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The Rise of X-O MANOWAR Retold in UNITY #1 Video Trailer!

Valiant is proud to debut the official video trailer for UNITY #1 – Valiant’s first fully returnable comic book event from the all-star creative team of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt, superstar artist Doug Braithwaite, and acclaimed colorist Brian Reber!

To kill a king…he has created an army. The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the threat responsible for the destruction of MI-6, the decimation of an alien world, and the occupation of Eastern Europe… Unseat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon… Kill X-O Manowar!

UNITY_001_COVER_BRAITHWAITEAs announced previously, UNITY #1 will be 100% returnable for qualifying retailers and feature five limited Pullbox Exclusive Variants (available to fans who pre-order with their local retailer) from a “murderers’s row” of comics all-stars – Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates, Age of Ultron), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis, Wanted), Travel Foreman (Animal Man), Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) and Clayton Crain (Ghost Rider, Carnage).

Artist Doug Braithwaite and colorist Brian Reber have also joined Valiant on an exclusive basis for the launch of UNITY #1. Last week, every retailer in the United States received UNITY RED – a one-of-a-kind, limited edition look book showcasing the stunning artwork of Valiant’s newest exclusive creators.

In another first for the publisher, Valiant also recently unveiled the UNITY #1 8-Bit Evolution Variant – the first fully animated 8-bit cover, engineered by CineFix, the ultimate destination for true movie buffs & filmmakers on YouTube. Simply use any smartphone to read the QR code embedded in the cover to unlock an exclusive CineFix “8-Bit Cinema” animated short starring the team of heroes behind the year’s biggest comic book event – X-O Manowar, Toyo Harada, Eternal Warrior, Ninjak and Livewire!

You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve seen the reviews. On November 13th, start reading here to discover the most acclaimed universe in comics. UNITY #1 is the perfect entry point for new readers!

UNITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (SEP131344)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by BRYAN HITCH (SEP131346)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by J.G. JONES (SEP131345)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TRAVEL FOREMAN (SEP131349)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (SEP131347)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (SEP131348)
Valiant 8-Bit Evolution Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (SEP131350)
Valiant Signature Series Variant by BART SEARS (SEP131353)
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS (SEP131354)
B&W Sketch Variant by NEAL ADAMS (SEP131355)
Blank Variant also available (SEP131351)
Team USA Luge Variant also available (SEP131352)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 11/13/13 (FOC – 10/21/13)


MUST READ VALIANT! BART SEARS Shouts “GET SOME!” for BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #18!

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This January, Valiant is sending Bloodshot and the expendable commandos of H.A.R.D. Corps into action alongside legendary artist and Valiant icon Bart Sears (X-O Manowar) for “GET SOME!” – an all-new story arc beginning in Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #18!

As revealed today at MTV Geek, Sears will join ongoing co-writers Christos Gage and Joshua Dysart for an all-new, two-part story pitting Valiant’s 21st century shock troops against the first wave of superhuman specialists.

“['Get Some' is] both a term that’s used going into a war zone, referring to confirmed kills, as well as a catch phrase often used by action heroes,” Gage told MTV Geek. “We’re being a bit facetious in that, with the premise and setup, it could appear like this is a straightforward action-fest, but with me and Josh at the helm, it’s inevitably going to take some weird and subversive turns.”

BSCORPS_018_COVER_CRAINBrought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology, Bloodshot escaped to bring war down upon his former masters at Project Rising Sprit…but now they’ve made him an offer he can’t refuse. Partnered with the weaponized men and women of the H.A.R.D. Corps, this black budget, technologically-augmented strike force is facing off against a network of terrorist saboteurs in the heart of the Persian Gulf! But as Bloodshot digs into the multinational oil conglomerate that’s signing his paychecks, he’ll soon find himself confronted by the complex truth behind the terror – and face-to-face with an older, scrappier, more grizzled generation of superhuman soldier from the glory days of proxy wars and state-sponsored assassination.

As the next installment of Valiant’s MUST READ VALIANT campaign, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #18 – featuring covers by Clayton Crain (Ghost Rider), Lewis LaRosa (Punisher Max) and Cully Hamner (Red, Blue Beetle) – is a perfect entry point into the series that Uproxx calls “fun, snarky, and fast-paced; pretty much a perfect read for action fans”!

This winter, find out why VALIANT is the MUST READ publisher in comics today with a new series of self-contained stories and easy jumping-on points from some of the brightest talents in comics today. Look for new MUST READ VALIANT milestones each month, beginning in November with Quantum and Woody #5 by writer James Asmus and rising star Ming Doyle, and continuing in December with Shadowman #13 by the all-new creative team of Peter Milligan and Roberto De La Torre.

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

BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #18 (NEW ARC)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by BART SEARS
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by CULLY HAMNER
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE IN JANUARY!


VALIANT Declares MUST READ VALIANT at NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2013!

AA_014_VARIANT_NYCCThis October, find out why VALIANT is the MUST READ publisher in comics today at New York Comic-Con (NYCC) – the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention!

From Thursday, October 10th to Sunday, October 13th, Valiant will be in full force at Booth #2028 inside the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan – and we’re bringing along a boatload of exclusive giveaways, all-new convention-only items, and superstar talent to celebrate our biggest NYCC ever!

Stop by all weekend long to shop a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks and merchandise, including two brand new items debuting only at NYCC – the Archer & Armstrong #14 NYCC Variant by fan favorite artist Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars) and the oversized, shelf-busting X-O Manowar Deluxe Edition Book One hardcover collection – signed by all-star creators Robert Venditti and Cary Nord! And don’t miss the UNITY #1 Preview Edition – a FREE, NYCC-only first look, featuring advance peeks inside UNITY #1 and X-O Manowar #19!

Plus, want to find out what makes Valiant Comics tick? Sign up at the Valiant booth for a twice-daily tour of Valiant’s 34th Street headquarters, just minutes away from the con floor! This is your only chance to set foot inside a major working comic book publisher in the heart of New York City!

And, on Saturday, October 12th at 4 pm, join us at the Valiant Comics: Must Read Valiant panel presentation for an exclusive round of news and announcements! Featuring creators Doug Braithwaite (UNITY), Matt Kindt (UNITY), Greg Pak (Eternal Warrior), and Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), alongside Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, this is the only place to get the first word about the opening shots of UNITY and what’s coming next for Shadowman, X-O Manowar, Quantum and Woody, Bloodshot, Harbinger and the rest of Valiant’s greatest heroes!

You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve read the reviews. Now, with UNITY just weeks away, find everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe right here, only at NYCC!

For more information, visit NewYorkComicCon.com and ValiantUniverse.com.

FREE CONVENTION-ONLY GIVEAWAYS:

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UNITY #1 NYCC PREVIEW EDITION

Get a sneak peek at the can’t-miss comic event of 2013 with a FREE, NYCC-exclusive preview edition featuring first looks at UNITY #1 and X-O Manowar #19 – featuring the work of Matt Kindt, Robert Venditti, Doug Braithwaite, Cary Nord and more!

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SHADOWMAN MASKS

See NYCC through the eyes of New Orleans’ nocturnal protector with a FREE die-cut Shadowman mask, designed by award-winning artist Rian Hughes!

NYCC EXCLUSIVES:

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #14 NYCC VARIANT BY CLAYTON HENRY

All-star artist Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars, Archer & Armstrong) returns with a fan-tastic NYCC-exclusive variant cover to Archer & Armstrong #14, featuring the explosive opening chapter of the all-new story arc – SECT CIVIL WAR!

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X-O MANOWAR DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE – SIGNED BY ROBERT VENDITTI & CARY NORD

The very first oversized hardcover collection of X-O Manowar debuts at NYCC – with a special bookplate signed by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Surrogates) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan)!


GOAT BIG or GO HOME in QUANTUM AND WOODY #4!

QW_004_COVER_SOOKValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Quantum and Woody #4 from the acclaimed creative team of James Asmus and Tom Fowler! At last, Quantum gets the drop on the mysterious force behind his father’s death! Plus, the staggering first appearance of a little character we like to call…the Goat!

Bitterly divided and hopelessly outgunned, Quantum and Woody are getting torn apart! Literally! Can they get their #$@% together before being shredded to atoms by the mysterious Crone and her super-science foot soldiers?! Probably not. But when a new ally emerges from the shadows, they’ll find the strength to fight baaaaack.

The series that IGN calls “one hundred percent amazeballs…a holy experience of the comic book medium” blows even more minds on October 2nd, only in Quantum and Woody #4! Dig it!

For more information on Quantum and Woody and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

QUANTUM AND WOODY #4
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK (AUG131486)
Valiant Level Two 8-Bit Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (AUG131487)
Goat Variant by ROB GUILLORY (AUG131488)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

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ZUB and SEPULVEDA Present a Very Special Halloween Spooktacular in SHADOWMAN #11!

SM_011_COVER_TOValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Shadowman #11 from Harvey Award nominated writer Jim Zub (Skullkickers) and fan favorite artist Miguel Sepulveda (Red Lanterns)! On October 2nd, evil has its day when Jack Boniface tackles his very first Halloween in the Valiant Universe!

It’s All Hallow’s Eve in News Orleans – and Shadowman’s about to find himself alone on the job, standing guard on the most dangerous night of the year. Still reeling from the fallout of his cataclysmic battle with Master Darque, can Jack go it alone and protect his city from the legion of evils that haunt the Halloween night?

By popular demand, it’s a special October tale for Valiant’s nocturnal guardian – and a standalone story that’s perfect for new readers! And look for the special Shadowman #11 Halloween Mask Variant – featuring a fully detachable Shadowman mask designed by award-winning artist Rian Hughes!

For more information on Shadowman and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

SHADOWMAN #11
Written by JIM ZUB
Art by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by MARCUS TO (AUG131479)
Halloween Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES (AUG131480)
Valiant Level Two 8-Bit Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (AUG131481)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
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VALIANT and CINEFIX Deliver ANIMATED 8-BIT ACTION to UNITY #1!

 

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To celebrate the release of UNITY #1 – Valiant’s first fully returnable comic book event – this November, Valiant is proud to announce a new partnership with CineFix, the ultimate destination for true movie buffs & filmmakers on YouTube!

As revealed today at the Hollywood Reporter, Valiant and CineFix have come together to produce the UNITY #1 8-Bit Evolution Variant – Valiant’s first fully animated 8-bit cover! Simply use any smartphone to read the QR code embedded in the cover to unlock an exclusive CineFix “8-Bit Cinema” animated short starring the team of heroes behind the year’s biggest comic book event – X-O Manowar, Toyo Harada, Eternal Warrior, Ninjak and Livewire!

“We couldn’t be more excited to work with Valiant on this unique opportunity,” said Philip Byron of BermanBraun, the media company behind CineFix. “It’s not everyday that you help launch a major comic book series through digital video. The collaboration between UNITY #1 and ’8-Bit Cinema’ is a prime example of transmedia storytelling.”

“This really is a dream project for Valiant,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “We’ve been huge fans of CineFix’s ’8-Bit Cinema’ since day one, and the CineFix team, along with our Assistant Editor Josh Johns, have managed to the capture the heart and soul of the characters behind UNITY.”

Written by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Justice League of America, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Journey into Mystery), UNITY #1 is the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new ongoing series launching Valiant’s first ever super-team into battle against X-O Manowar!

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As announced previously, UNITY #1 will be 100% returnable for qualifying retailers and feature five limited Pullbox Exclusive Variants (available to fans who pre-order with their local retailer) from a “murderers’s row” of comics all-stars – Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates, Age of Ultron), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis, Wanted), Travel Foreman (Animal Man), Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) and Clayton Crain (Ghost Rider, Carnage). Artist Doug Braithwaite and colorist Brian Reber have also joined Valiant on an exclusive basis for the launch of UNITY #1.

To kill a king…he has created an army. The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the threat responsible for the destruction of MI-6, the decimation of an alien world, and the occupation of Eastern Europe… Unseat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon… Kill X-O Manowar!

You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve seen the reviews. On November 13th, start reading here to discover the most acclaimed universe in comics. UNITY #1 is the perfect entry point for new readers!

UNITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (SEP131344)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by BRYAN HITCH (SEP131346)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by J.G. JONES (SEP131345)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TRAVEL FOREMAN (SEP131349)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (SEP131347)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (SEP131348)
Valiant 8-Bit Evolution Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (SEP131350)
Valiant Signature Series Variant by BART SEARS (SEP131353)
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS (SEP131354)
B&W Sketch Variant by NEAL ADAMS (SEP131355)
Blank Variant also available (SEP131351)
Team USA Luge Variant also available (SEP131352)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 11/13/13 (FOC – 10/21/13)

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ABOUT VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT:

Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,500 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. For more information, visit ValiantUniverse.com.

ABOUT CINEFIX:

CineFix is the ultimate destination for true movie buffs & filmmakers on YouTube. We are filmmakers, writers, directors and animators with a goal of entertaining, informing and inspiring. We provide dynamic original programming, in-depth interviews and unique rants, raves and reviews about the world of filmed entertainment. Subscribe to CineFix on YouTube.

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Shadow Man, Valiant’s Celebrated Dark Hero of PC Gaming, Arrives on GOG.com with Exclusive Offerings

Prepare for a grisly tale of revenge and redemption!

GOG.com and Valiant Entertainment are proud to announce the re-release of Shadow Man, the best-selling action-adventure horror game based on the legendary Valiant comic book series. Originally released in 1999 to rave reviews, the original Shadow Man will be available September 17th on GOG.com for only $5.99 bundled with an exclusive, limited time offering for Shadowman comic books and t-shirts available for one week only!

The dark protector of the New Orleans night, Shadowman is one of the most enduring heroes in comics with more than 5.3 million comics sold since the character’s debut in 1992. As the sole protector of the boundary between our world and the nightmare realm known only as Deadside, the Shadowman mythology forms a cornerstone of the larger Valiant Universe and his adventures continue monthly in the ongoing Valiant Entertainment comic book series by comics icon Peter Milligan and visionary artist Roberto De La Torre. Prior to the game’s debut in 1999, the character was re-imagined as “Shadow Man” for the gaming audience.

To celebrate the return of Shadow Man on GOG.com, the DRM-free Digital Distributor is offering an exclusive deal to gamers: all shoppers who purchase the game within one week of its release will receive a free Shadowman #1 digital comic book from comiXology, and a $5.99 discount – the price of the game – on a Shadowman t-shirt!

For more information, visit GOG.com or ValiantUniverse.com.

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About GOG.com

GOG.com is the Internet’s leading DRM-free digital download store. With the best games from all of history on both PC and Mac, GOG.com has become much more than just a place to buy games, GOG.com features an extensive gaming community that millions of classic gaming fans come to visit every month. Visit www.gog.com and start your exploration of the best that gaming has to offer, or follow GOG.com on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/gogcom), Twitter ( www.twitter.com/gogcom), or YouTube ( www.youtube.com/gogcom) for news, alerts, and giveaways.

About Valiant Entertainment

Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,500 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. For more information, visit ValiantUniverse.com.


A New Nation Rises in X-O MANOWAR #17

XO_017_COVER_CONRADValiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #17 from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and fan favorite artist Lee Garbett (Batman R.I.P.)! The road to UNITY continues here! With the might of a military occupation, X-O Manowar has forged a new nation state for the Visigoth people inside of modern day Romania. But his actions will not go unnoticed – or unpunished – by a world on red alert…

Since bonding with the sentient X-O Manowar armor, Aric of Dacia has rampaged unchecked, crushing every enemy in his path. But what happens when a one-man war machine must become the protector of an entire people? Aric’s skills as ruler are about to be put to the test, and the result will set off a chain reaction that will lead to one of the biggest confrontations in the history of the Valiant Universe – UNITY!

A king claims his kingdom as the Valiant Universe universe marches toward war, only in X-O Manowar #17 – in stores September 18th!

For more information on UNITY and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

X-O MANOWAR #17
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by WILL CONRAD (JUL131321)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL131322)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

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VALIANT Solicitations for DECEMBER 2013

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SHADOWMAN #13 (NEW ARC)
Written by PETER MILLGAN
Art & Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH
Variant Cover by SHANE DAVIS

All-new creative team… All-new arc… All-new beginning! Comics icon Peter Milligan and visionary artist Roberto De La Torre drag Jack Boniface into his blackest depths yet!

When a troubled young man with a history of violence and a penchant for blackouts meets an overwhelming source of power with a mystical scythe, the results are doomed to be destructive. A voodoo loa has possessed Jack Boniface – or so he believes. But after Jack awakens in an alleyway covered in blood, he embarks on a journey across lands of shadows and death to discover if he can expel the dark force that’s seized control of his life…and which may be responsible for a violent rampage throughout New Orleans…

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE DECEMBER 4th!

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UNITY #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Variant Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
Variant Cover by CARY NORD

Broken but not beaten…

Unity has to put down X-O Manowar and avert nuclear war. But Harada’s super-team lasted a grand total of five minutes last issue before they were taken out. Time for Unity 2.0…but how do you get a cast of malcontents, egotists, immortal warriors, and manipulative backstabbers to work together? The answer? You don’t tell them they’re working together.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE DECEMBER 11th!

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X-O MANOWAR #20 (UNITY TIE-IN)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
Variant Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

UNITY TIE-IN! Head-to-head with Toyo Harada and the forces of UNITY!

X-O Manowar finally has it all, and his people finally have a land they can call home…but threats from all sides now threaten to destroy Aric and the peace he has struggled to secure. While unrest stirs and Aric’s camp threatens to rebel against him, the most dangerous strike force ever assembled – UNITY – have joined forces with the Harbinger Foundation’s Toyo Harada to achieve but one goal: kill Aric of Dacia. Robert Venditti and Cary Nord ratchet up their standalone story arc at the heart of the year’s biggest comic book event!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE DECEMBER 18th!

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QUANTUM AND WOODY #6
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by MING DOYLE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY

Bravely laying their lives on the line!

…(Unwittingly to uphold the ideals of a multi-billion-dollar private security corporation)…Quantum and Woody have blundered into a suicide mission! And if they make it out alive, it only means a whole new world of trouble for our dyadic duo!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE DECEMBER 4th!

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #16 (SECT CIVIL WAR)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH

Showdown on the lowdown! The secret factions of Sect Civil War steamroll into their biggest battle yet!

The multiple Sects that secretly govern our world have stepped out of the shadows and right into each others’ faces! Now the newly reunited Archer and Armstrong (for now) must stand tall in this conspiracy free-for-all and find a way to not only survive, but save the world in the process (again)!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE DECEMBER 11th!

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ETERNAL WARRIOR #4
Written by GREG PAK
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE & CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Valiant Signature Series Variant by MARK MORETTI

Fist and steel, blood and bone.

Gilad Anni-Padda is the Earth’s sworn champion…but he is not its only immortal defender. Across the globe, the rival Houses have gathered to declare war on the Earth and its Eternal Warrior and, finally, their vengeance will be wrought. Can Gilad withstand the swords gathered at his door? A battle thousands of years in the making will be fought today…and even the bravest warriors must fall sometime…

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE DECEMBER 18th!

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BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #17
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by RILEY ROSSMO
Variant Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

How does a rookie member of H.A.R.D. Corps take on Toyo Harada? With his life insurance paid up.

Bloodshot’s H.A.R.D. Corps team and the uber-powerful Toyo Harada go head-to-head with the future of the Harbinger Foundation at stake. Can this group of physically, mentally and emotionally damaged living weapons survive a battle with the most powerful man in the world? And if they do survive, just how does one walk out of a war zone unscathed?

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE DECEMBER 18th!

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HARBINGER #19
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by KHARI EVANS
Variant Cover by ANDY FRIEDMAN

Perfect Day no more!

The grim truth behind the most shocking arc of Harbinger yet is finally revealed. Peter Stanchek prepares for the mental battle of his life, with the fate and freedom of his fellow Renegades hanging in the balance!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE DECEMBER 11th!

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL. 3: FAR FARAWAY TPB
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ and CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Castaways in the Faraway!

Mary-Maria, Archer’s arch-nemesis/love interest/adopted sister, is back and dead-set on taking over the Sect by any means necessary. What better way to seize control of the most secret of secret societies than by unlocking their most secretive of secrets inside the secretest place on Earth? Now, as Mary-Maria sneaks her way inside Area 51 to claim a long-hidden prize, Archer & Armstrong are about to discover the forbidden history that binds America’s blackest black-ops base to the time-lost lands of the Faraway – and wind up fighting their way through each of its tightly guarded mysteries, one punch at a time.

Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #0 and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #10-13 by New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man) and artists Clayton Henry (Incredible Hercules) and Pere Perez (Harbinger Wars), follow Valiant’s conspiracy-busting adventurers from the pages of their saga-smashing zero issue and into their most dangerous mission yet, right here in the next epic volume of the series that IGN calls “the most fun you’ll have in a ‘superhero’ comic”.

“It’s hard to believe that month after this book keeps getting better, but it does.” – Comic Vine
“Don’t miss one of the best books currently running!” – Mania.com

$14.99/T+/128 pages
TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 978-1-939346-14-8
ON SALE DECEMBER 4th!

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X-O MANOWAR VOL. 4: HOMECOMING TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

To this king…a kingdom.

With his nation state of Dacia fortified in eastern Romania, X-O Manowar has bent the world to his will. But he will not stand unopposed. With the assembled forces of the United Nations and NATO primed to assail the newly founded homeland of the Visigoth people, the man inside the indestructible Manowar armor is about find himself more vulnerable than ever – and with everything he holds dear on the threshold of a terrible turning point for the Valiant Universe…

Collecting X-O MANOWAR #15-18 and featuring X-O Manowar’s first explosive confrontation with the Eternal Warrior, start reading here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and acclaimed artist Lee Garbett (Batman R.I.P.) launch a bold new era for the series that SuperHeroHype calls “a must read.”

“Big things are stirring in X-O Manowar.” – IGN
“X-O Manowar is a book you’d be crazy to not have on your pull list.” – Comic Vine

$14.99/T+/112 pages
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ISBN: 978-1-939346-17-9
ON SALE DECEMBER 24th!


UNITY FIRST LOOK: CARY NORD Goes “Fully Rendered” for X-O MANOWAR #19!

XO_019_COVER_CRAINValiant is proud to present the first look at Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord‘s fully rendered interior art for X-O Manowar #19 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new, standalone story arc at the heart of UNITY! Be here on November 20th as Nord reunites with New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) for a brand new entry point into the year’s can’t-miss comic book event!

Exploding out of the pages of UNITY #1, start reading here as X-O Manowar goes head-to-head against the united forces of Valiant’s first-ever super team! Aric of Dacia has fought to reclaim the ancestral lands of the Visigoths – and he has bled for it. But nothing he has faced before can prepare him for the combined might of UNITY – and the deadly combination of Toyo Harada, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior and Livewire!

To kill a king, they created an army – but X-O Manowar isn’t going down without a fight! Acclaimed creators Robert Venditti and Cary Nord launch the man behind the armor into his deadliest, most formidable challenge yet on November 20th, right here in X-O Manowar #19!

For more information on UNITY and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

UNITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (SEP131344)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by BRYAN HITCH (SEP131346)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by J.G. JONES (SEP131345)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TRAVEL FOREMAN (SEP131349)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (SEP131347)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (SEP131348)
Valiant 8-Bit Evolution Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (SEP131350)
Valiant Signature Series Variant by BART SEARS (SEP131353)
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS (SEP131354)
B&W Sketch Variant by NEAL ADAMS (SEP131355)
Blank Variant also available (SEP131351)
Team USA Luge Variant also available (SEP131352)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 11/13/13 (FOC – 10/21/13)

X-O MANOWAR #19 (UNITY TIE-IN)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (SEP131356)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA (SEP131357)
Variant Cover by BART SEARS (SEP131358)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 11/20/13 (FOC – 10/28/13)

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