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Valiant Visits 25+ Local Retailers for the X-O MANOWAR #1 RELEASE DAY TOUR ­– Coming to a Comic Shop Near You on March 22nd!

X02017_RELEASE-DAY-TOUR_POSTER_LAROSAValiant is proud to announce the X-O MANOWAR #1 RELEASE DAY TOUR – a cross-country event bringing Valiant staffers into more than 25 comic shops nationwide to celebrate the release of 2017’s most spectacular new ongoing series! On March 22nd – the year’s first “X-O Manowar Wednesday” – Valiant representatives will be visiting a local comic shop near you with free swag, giveaways, and surprises in honor of X-O MANOWAR #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times Best-Selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Mind MGMT) and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn, Batman and Robin) that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

All day long, be on the lookout for Valiant personnel as they take command of your favorite local comic shop with prizes and promotional items! Then, feel the might of Valiant’s brutal sci-fi epic in the making in the pages of X-O MANOWAR #1 – hitting shelves the very same day!

Stay tuned to the official Valiant Twitter account (@ValiantComics) throughout the week as Valiant celebrates the one-and-only X-O Manowar at these comic book shops across the country:

A Comics Shop
114 S Semoran Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32792
www.acomicshop.com

Atomic Comics
451-4 Glen Dr.
Shirley, NY 11967
www.facebook.com/nyatomiccomics

Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave.
Harrison, NY 10528
www.awyeahcomics.com/harrison

Brave New World
22722 Lyons Avenue #2
Newhall, CA 91321
www.bravenewworldcomics.com

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Prkwy Unit 4
Pasadena, CA 91105
www.comicsandcards.net

Comics Factory
1298 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
www.facebook.com/ComicsFactoryPasadena

Comics Toons N Toys
13542 Newport Av
Tustin, CA 92780
www.facebook.com/ComicsTNT

Earth–2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
www.facebook.com/Earth2Comics

Encounter Comics & Games
811 Union Boulevard
Allentown, PA 18109
www.facebook.com/EncounterComics

Fight or Flight Comics
6675 Falls of Neuse Rd, Suite 015
Raleigh, NC 27615
www.fightorflightcomics.com

Forbidden Planet NYC
832 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
www.fpnyc.com

Geoffrey’s Comics
15900 Crenshaw Blvd # B
Gardena, CA 90249
www.geoffreyscomics.com

Illusive Comics & Games
1270 Franklin Mall
Santa Clara, CA 95050
www.illusivecomics.com

Jim Hanley’s Universe
32 E 32nd St
New York, NY 10016
www.jhucomicbooks.com

Joker’s Child
12-23 River Road
Fair Lawn, NJ 7410
www.jokerschild.com

Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton St.
New York, NY 10038
www.midtowncomics.com

Midtown Comics Times Square
200 West 40th St
New York, NY 10018
www.midtowncomics.com

Midtown Comics Grand Central
459 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10017
www.midtowncomics.com

P Dot’s Comics & Collectibles
1505 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91104
www.facebook.com/P-Dots-Comics-Collectibles

Royal Collectibles
9601 Metropolitan Ave #1
Flushing, NY 11375
www.royalcomicsnyc.com

Ssalefish
3242 Silas Creek PKWY, STE 20
Winston Salem, NC 27103
www.ssalefish.com

The Comic Book Store
30 N. Main St.
Glassboro, NJ 08028
www.thecomicbookstore.net

Third Eye Comics
2027 West St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
www.thirdeyecomics.com

Ultimate Comics Chapel Hill
6120 Farrington Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
www.ultimatecomics.com

Ultimate Comics Raleigh
1301 Buck Jones Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27606
www.ultimatecomics.com

Ultimate Comics Raleigh
6320 Capital Blvd #109
Raleigh, NC 27616
www.ultimatecomics.com

On March 22nd, don’t miss a moment of the action that awaits when Valiant’s biggest new series of the year begins with a cosmic thunderclap in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1! A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon starts here with part one of “SOLDIER” – a vicious journey of bone and bloodshed launching X-O Manowar onto the battlefield of a herculean alien empire…

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

On March 22nd, take charge as Valiant’s X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 slams into a comic shop near you with covers by Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn), Kenneth Rocafort (Inhumans vs. X-Men), Mico Suayan (Thor), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), and Monika Palosz (Divinity III: Stalinverse)!

Then, join the superhero epic of 2017 as Valiant brings X-O Manowar raging into your local comic shop with the X-O MANOWAR #1 RELEASE DAY TOUR!

For more information or to get your store involved, please contact Valiant directly at retailers@valiantentertainment.com for assistance.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN172113)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (JAN172114)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JAN172116)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES (JAN172117)
Brushed Metal Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ (JAN172117)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MARCH 22nd (FOC 2/27/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB172049)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (FEB172050)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (FEB172052)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES (FEB172053)
Blank Cover also available (FEB172051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by DAVID MACK
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MAY 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)

 

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First Look: Fred Van Lente & Cary Nord Battle IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 – Coming in April!


IMMORTAL_001_COVER-A_NORDArcher & Armstrong, the Eternal Warrior & Ivar, Timewalker Relive Arthurian Legend in a Celebratory Anniversary Special

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 – a swashbuckling one-shot adventure colliding Archer & Armstrong, the Eternal Warrior, and Ivar, Timewalker with King Arthur’s Court for 48 pages of non-stop adventure! On April 12th, celebrate 25 years of Valiant’s famed immortal trio with New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) as they journey backwards in time to the fabled realm of Camelot…as the immortal Anni-Padda brothers come together to wage war against the fearless and formidable Green Knight! Presented in loving tribute to Barry Windsor Smith’s classic Archer & Armstrong/Eternal Warrior #8, a quest centuries in the making takes flight in an oversized tale of bravery and brotherhood honoring the silver anniversary of Valiant’s eternal heroes!

It’s winter at King Arthur’s court in Camelot! The monstrous Green Knight has appeared before the Round Table with no armor, a gigantic axe, and a challenge. He has come to insist that the weaker knights participate in a friendly “winter’s game” where anyone can strike him once with his axe, but on one condition: That the Green Knight can return the exact blow in one year’s time. King Arthur has agreed to face the mysterious knight himself, but the Round Table’s youthful and most gallant champion, Sir Gilad, takes up the challenge to protect his king. Much to the court’s surprise, the Green Knight doesn’t flinch as his head is struck clean off…only to pick it up himself and warn Gilad that he is fated to receive the same blow before the year is out. Now, Gilad – the Eternal Warrior – must solve the mystery of who the Green Knight is before his hour at the axe comes to pass! But first, he’ll need to find some help…in the form of his own immortal brothers – Armstrong and Ivar – who shall be united once more!

“I like the idea of checking in with [the immortal brothers] at various points in their history. They still can’t stand each other, no matter what situation they find themselves in,” writer Fred Van Lente told ComicsAlliance. “One’s smart, one’s cunning, and one’s strong, and they all have very different ways of attacking problems, so they’re constantly arguing about which one is better. But they do love each other. It’s like family, you love them as long as they’re on the other side of town.”

On April 12th, Valiant’s most gallant immortals raise sword and shield for a legendary tale like none other! Valor, villainy, and victory are the order of the day as the IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 rises to the challenge – with covers by all-star artists Cary Nord (Conan), Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn), Marc Laming (Ninjak), and newcomer J.M. Dragunas!

Plus: Be back on May 10th as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.) and acclaimed artist Renato Guedes (Bloodshot Reborn, Wolverine) reveal a seminal chapter of the Valiant Universe’s earliest days in ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1 – the second of four special issues honoring the most beloved Valiant tales ever! Revealing a bloodstained episode of Gilad Anni-Padda’s journey through the ages…and celebrating the original ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 by comic legends Jim Shooter and John Dixon! Then, look for two more celebratory one-shots honoring Valiant’s most memorable tales as the summer continues.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CARY NORD with CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CARY NORD (FEB172060)
Cover B (Wraparound) by MICO SUAYAN (FEB172061)
Variant Cover by MARC LAMING (FEB172062)
Variant Cover by J.M. DRAGUNAS (FEB172063)
$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale APRIL 12 (FOC – 3/20/17)

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ECCC 2017: Death Comes to Valiant for “MASSACRE” in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 – Coming in July!

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This summer…a major Valiant hero will fall as the countdown to HARBINGER WARS 2 begins!

As revealed today at Emerald City Comicon 2017, Valiant is proud to announce “MASSACRE” – a new, four-part assault beginning this July in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5! This summer, THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s seismic 2018 crossover event – starts here as multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) bring a newer, deadlier, and brutally efficient H.A.R.D. Corps crashing down on America’s renegade team of teenage superhumans!

“The death that occurs in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 is going to have a profound effect on the trajectory of the Valiant Universe for at least the next year,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “HARBINGER has always been about the stakes and real-world consequences of power in practice. The events of ‘MASSACRE’ are going to rip through the Harbinger Renegades like a shockwave. This is a key moment that will directly lay the groundwork to HARBINGER WARS 2.”

“Everything we’ve already done in HARBINGER RENEGADE and everything we are going to do is akin to placing bricks along a path,” writer Rafer Roberts told Comic Book Resources. “We are building a road; a road that leads to war.”

Toyo Harada’s former protege – Alexander Solomon, a “psiot” with the ability to predict and analyze potential futures – has been waiting for this moment. With the Harbinger Renegades – Peter Stanchek, Faith, Kris Hathaway, and Torque – now reunited as a result of his covert manipulations, his ultimate gambit can now begin. But he’s not the only one who has been watching. Major Charlie Palmer has just re-assigned a new division of the militarized psiot hunters codenamed H.A.R.D. Corps to active duty…and they’re about to bring a torrent of blood and calamity roaring into the streets of a major American metropolis for an all-out firefight.

The Harbinger Renegades. Livewire. Alexander Solomon. Generation Zero. Toyo Harada. Secret Weapons. Imperium. None of them are safe…and, when the smoke clears, a pivotal Valiant hero will become the first sacrifice of the massive Harbinger War that is to come.

Plus: Also coming in the pages of “MASSACRE”…discover the true face of the antagonist that will bring HARBINGER WARS 2 to bear in 2018! The first appearance of Valiant’s most formidable villain yet happens right here, only in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5!

This summer, the Valiant Universe reaches a critical turning point as the H.A.R.D. Corps incites a “MASSACRE” that will reverberate for years to come…and each of the Harbinger Renegades stand on guard to honor the fall of a comrade in arms. Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson begin THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 with a bang, only in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 – coming in July!

For more on what awaits in “MASSACRE”, join writer Rafer Roberts alongside Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons and Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani this weekend for the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation on Sunday, March 5th at 2:30 p.m. PT in room TCC301!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 (“MASSACRE” – PART 1)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art & Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN JULY!

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ECCC 2017: Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa & Mico Suayan Join Forces for BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – A Blockbuster New Ongoing Series Beginning in September!

BSS_001_COVER_BODENHEIMAs revealed today at The Washington Post in advance of Emerald City Comicon 2017 (ECCC), Valiant is proud to announce BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of A BLOCKBUSTER NEW ONGOING SERIES coming this September from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn) & Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn)! A bloody and vengeful new era for Bloodshot begins this fall as Ray Garrison escapes his violent past to build the one thing he never thought he’d earn: a family. But when a hateful secret from his true love’s past threatens their fragile peace, Bloodshot will be forced to run headlong into a barrage of blood, bullets, and broken bones for a revenge-fueled assault that will have crushing consequences for those he holds most dear…

Set in two timelines – the present day (with art by LaRosa) and the future (with art by Suayan) –  Jeff Lemire’s epic saga begins anew in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1! Plus: The introduction of a major new force in the Valiant pantheon starts here as Bloodshot’s daughter, Jessie, makes her milestone first appearance after an initial cameo in the VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL, arriving in stores this Free Comic Book Day!

“I think anyone who becomes a parent, their world view instantly changes. [Bloodshot] is no different,” series writer Jeff Lemire told The Washington Post. “Being this character that comes from such a history of violence and has so much violence built into him, I think that would be terrifying. You wouldn’t want to bring that into your child’s life at all. I think that tension is exactly what the book is kind of about.”

Now: In the arms of his beloved girlfriend Magic, Bloodshot has finally found hope for the future…in the form the couple’s unborn child. But when Magic’s estranged family – a cruel and sadistic clan of white supremacist criminals – re-emerge to lay claim to their lost daughter, Bloodshot will be pushed back to the brink of madness, mayhem, and warfare…

Soon: Eight years from today, Bloodshot’s daughter has inherited her father’s incredible abilities. Hunted by a high-tech kill squad called Omen, Jessie must hone her powers…and learn how to survive before the world is swallowed whole by the darkness that now pervades America…

In the wake of X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1, the next great Valiant ICONS launch of 2017 starts here on September 28th in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – an epic and essential turning point for Valiant’s unstoppable soldier! Across 2017, look for FAITH, SHADOWMAN, and HARBINGER WARS 2 to join the ICONS line-up with major new series announcements as the summer continues.

For more information on what the future holds for BLOODSHOT SALVATION, join superstar writer Jeff Lemire, Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani alongside a cast of Valiant’s top talents at Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon for the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation on Sunday, March 5th at 2:30 p.m. PT in room TCC301!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA & MICO SUAYAN
Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN SEPTEMBER!

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Valiant Announces Massive Slate of Marketing & Sales Support for X-O MANOWAR #1 – In Stores March 22nd

XO2017_002_001Award-Winning Publisher to Offer Free Items, Advertising, Social Media, Contests and More to Boost Exposure for 2017’s Biggest Ongoing Series Debut

Valiant is proud to reveal details on an extensive campaign of marketing and sales support for X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 that, in total, will amount to the biggest sell-through initiative of 2017 from any major comic book publisher!

“X-O MANOWAR #1 has been a tremendous success with comic shop retailers – the pre-orders alone have made this series launch a runaway hit before the first issue has even hit shelves. Now, we are moving our focus to helping retailers drive sales in their stores for fans new and old alike,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “As far as I can remember, this is the first time that a publisher has been as equally dedicated to selling a title through store shelves as it has been to selling it in. We are very determined to make X-O MANOWAR #1 a success for our retailing partners and prove that their faith in the series will not go unnoticed.”

As X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Mind MGMT) and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn, Batman & Robin) – thunders its way into comic shops everywhere on March 22nd for a star-shattering crusade through the galaxy, Valiant is gearing up for a series of promotional initiatives as mighty as the unstoppable X-O Manowar himself with offerings that include:

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X-O MANOWAR SILICONE RINGS

Several weeks ago at the ComicsPRO conference in Memphis, TN, Valiant debuted a limited-edition run of powder-coated X-O MANOWAR metal rings – coarsely brushed pewter laced with the signature gold tendrils of the Shanhara armor – to homage the new X-O Manowar ring hand-crafted by Aric of Dacia in the opening pages of March’s X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1. Now, on the heels of increased fan and retailer demand, Valiant is delivering Aric of Dacia’s armor-plated weapon of war into the hands of comics fans everywhere with X-O MANOWAR SILICONE PROMOTIONAL RINGS! As depicted in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1, Aric of Dacia has re-forged his bond with the ultra-powerful Shanhara armor into a ring that will soon aid in his conquest on an entire galaxy… Now readers everywhere can take part in the crusade that is to come with these specially manufactured, silicone tributes to the latest addition to X-O Manowar’s intergalactic arsenal – emulating the much-demanded retailer version from ComicsPRO!

Shipping in bundles of 50 to participating retailers, and available at upcoming Valiant-attending conventions while supplies last! Available 3/1/17.

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 SPRING PREVIEWS

Get your first look inside the staggering battle that lies ahead right here with this exclusive, 16-page comic preview featuring artwork, character designs, creator commentary, and interviews from the entirety of X-O MANOWAR’s all-star creative team, including writer Matt Kindt and artist Tomas Giorello!

Shipped in bundles of 50 to participating retailers, and available at upcoming Valiant-attending conventions while supplies last! Available now.

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 POINT-OF-PURCHASE (POP) PROMOTIONAL ITEMS – WINDOW CLINGS AND MORE

To date, Valiant has released a formidable battery of in-store X-O MANOWAR promotional items for retailers, including posters, six-foot standees, section signs, calendars, box cutters, and more. Look for Valiant’s POP program in support of X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 to continue on an ongoing basis with a special sell-through package including window clings, promotional pens, and more.

Contact retailers@valiantentertainment.com to participate.

CUSTOM STORE SIGNAGE

Looking for new ways to promote X-O MANOWAR in your store? Valiant will design and manufacture custom signage to fit any area in your comic shop – from the front door to the ceiling, no space is too large or too small to spotlight Valiant’s biggest ongoing series of 2017!

CONTINUAL CONSUMER ADVERTISING & MARKETING SUPPORT

In advance of the release of X-O MANOWAR #1 and for weeks afterward, Valiant will undertake large-scale advertising buys with leading comic book publications, websites and podcasts. Plus: Look for additional X-O MANOWAR promotions at more than 40 conventions across summer 2017, including Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon, Anaheim’s WonderCon, Chicago’s C2E2, and live dates on the 2017 Warped Tour.

TARGETED SOCIAL MEDIA CO-OP ADVERTISING

Looking to boost your reach in your store’s geographic area? Contact retailers@valiantentertainment.com and Valiant will design and promote targeted Facebook campaigns advertising X-O MANOWAR #1 in your town or city.

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 TRAILERS – CUSTOMIZED FOR YOUR STORE!

Coming in advance of Valiant’s biggest launch of the year, Valiant will customize copies of the all-new animated trailer for X-O MANOWAR #1 – spotlighting the cosmos-crushing debut of 2017 from all-star creators Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello – with a special title card advertising your store logos and contact information.

Suitable for social media or broadcast use. Contact retailers@valiantentertainment.com to participate.

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 RETAILER REVIEW CONTEST

Retailers and store staff: Win cash, and insane Valiant swag, for you and your store! Read X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 and film a brief 10-second review, then send the video to Valiant for a chance to win some amazing prizes!

WAYS TO WIN

Review X-O MANOWAR #1 in a short 10 second video clip. Every video should include: who you are, the name/location of your shop, and what you thought of X-O MANOWAR #1.

Post your video using the hashtag #XOREVIEW. Tag us on Twitter (@ValiantComics), Facebook (@ValiantComics), or Instagram (@ValiantEntertainment) AND tag the store’s social media.

Feel free to use this pitch in your customer emails and on social media.

Please make sure the name of your shop is included when posting!

WHAT YOU WIN

(1) Grand Prize Winner: One copy of the awesome 1:500 X-O MANOWAR #1 Metal Variant for your store and $200 cash for you!

(4) Runner Up Prizes: A Gold Variant of X-O MANOWAR #1 for your store and $100 cash for you!

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MARCH 21ST.

For more information on any of these initiatives or to get your store involved, please contact Valiant directly at retailers@valiantentertainment.com for assistance.

Valiant’s biggest ongoing series of the year kicks off with a bang on March 22nd, only in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1! A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon starts here on March 22nd with part one of “SOLDIER” – a punishing, three-issue introduction that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

On March 22nd, Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello forge a new comic book legend for the 21st century as Earth’s most formidable warrior brings conquest to the stars, only in X-O MANOWAR #1 – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn), Kenneth Rocafort (Inhumans vs. X-Men), Mico Suayan (Thor), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), and Monika Palosz (Divinity III: Stalinverse)!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN172113)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (JAN172114)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JAN172116)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES (JAN172117)
Brushed Metal Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ (JAN172117)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MARCH 22nd (FOC 2/27/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by KAARE ANDREWS
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by DAVID MACK
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MAY 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)

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Valiant Reveals Emerald City Comicon 2017 Panels, Exclusives, Giveaways, Signings, and More!

ECCC_2017_LOGOFrom Thursday, March 2nd to Sunday, March 5th, Valiant is charging full-speed ahead into Emerald City Comicon 2017 (ECCC) – and we’re bringing in a colossal slate of convention-only exclusives, signings, panels, and much more for Seattle, WA’s biggest pop culture and comics convention!

All weekend long, join Valiant at Booth #1701 inside the Washington State Convention Center to explore the most acclaimed line of superhero series in comics today with a complete selection of trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for fan-favorite, award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR, and many more!

Plus: Only at ECCC, don’t miss a star-studded selection of panels, exclusive convention-only offerings, and signings all weekend long from the top talents that Valiant has to offer…

EXCLUSIVES

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DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON EXCLUSIVE CAT COSPLAY VARIANT
[$20]

An all-new, never-before-seen installment in the Internet-smashing VALIANT CAT COSPLAY cover series! Made and photographed by the same minds at the Cat Cosplay of the Feline Variety blog exclusively for Emerald City Comicon, jump into Valiant’s reality-altering event epic as Shadowman rises to defend New York from the Stalinverse’s Soviet shock troops in a standalone one-shot special from rising star Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman Annual) and blockbuster artist Robert Gill (Book of Death)!

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SECRET WEAPONS T-SHIRT
[$25]

Activate your inner power with this stylish new T-Shirt featuring the explosive cover art to SECRET WEAPONS #1 from Harvey Award-nominated artist Raul Allen (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior)! Available all weekend long at the Valiant booth (#1701) while supplies last.

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DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE VARIANT 1 [FREE]

Only available during Jason David Frank signing on Friday, March 3rd from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. PT at the Valiant booth (#1701)

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DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE VARIANT 2 [FREE]

Only available during Jason David Frank signing on Saturday, March 4th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT at the Valiant booth (#1701)

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JASON DAVID FRANK AS BLOODSHOT PRINT [FREE]

Only available during Jason David Frank signing on Sunday, March 5th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PT at the Valiant booth (#1701)

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SECRET WEAPONS PRINT [FREE]

Only available during Eric Heisserer signings on Friday, March 3rd from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. PT, Saturday, March 4th from 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. PT, and Sunday, March 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT at the Valiant booth (#1701) while supplies last.

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SECRET WEAPONS BUTTON [$1]

Let the whole world know that you’re a SECRET WEAPON with an all-new button showcasing Livewire, the leader of Valiant’s extraordinary new team of heroes! Available all weekend long at the Valiant booth (#1701) while supplies last.

SIGNINGS

Steel yourself for signings all weekend long as Valiant storms the Pacific Northwest with a who’s who of superstar talents, including Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival, Secret Weapons), NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE cast member Jason David Frank (Power Rangers), New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar), New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn) Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Harbinger Renegade), acclaimed colorist David Baron (Divinity), internet sensation Nak The Cat (star of the VALIANT CAT COSPLAY cover series), and more!

Thursday, March 2nd | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. PT

David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity)
Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, X-O Manowar)
Nak the Cat (star of the Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers)

Friday, March 3rd | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. PT

Eric Heisserer (Secret Weapons)
Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, X-O Manowar)

Friday, March 3rd | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. PT

David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity)
Nak the Cat (star of the Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers)
Rafer Roberts (A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger Renegade)

Friday, March 3rd | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. PT

Jason David Frank (Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe)

Saturday, March 4th | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT

David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity)
Nak the Cat (star of the Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers)

Saturday, March 4th | 5:00 – 5:45 pm PT

Eric Heisserer (Secret Weapons)
Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, X-O Manowar)
Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn, Bloodshot U.S.A.)

Saturday, March 4th | 6:00 – 7:00 pm PT

Jason David Frank (Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe)

Sunday, March 5th | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT

Eric Heisserer (Secret Weapons)
Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, X-O Manowar)

Sunday, March 5th | 12:00 – 1:00 pm PT

Jason David Frank (Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe)

Sunday, March 5th | 3:30 – 4:30 pm PT

David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity)
Nak the Cat (star of the Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers)
Rafer Roberts (A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger Renegade)

PANELS

VALIANT 101: THE STORY STARTS HERE
Thursday, March 2nd | 4:15 pm PT | Room TCC 305
Guests | Hunter Gorinson, Josh Johns, Rafer Roberts, Dinesh Shamdasani

New to the Valiant Universe? Jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes – from BLOODSHOT and DIVINITY to FAITH and HARBINGER RENEGADE to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From The A.V. Club to Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today… Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

VALIANT: 25 YEARS OF X-O MANOWAR
Friday, March 3rd | 12:15 pm PT | Room TCC 301
Guests | Hunter Gorinson, Matt Kindt, Dinesh Shamdasani, Warren Simons

This March, Valiant celebrates 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as best-selling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1! Now, right here at ECCC, join a blockbuster roundtable of Valiant’s greatest talents for an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history…and a special look forward at the must-read new series of 2017!

VALIANT DIGITAL: NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE AND BEYOND
Saturday, March 4th | 4:00 pm PT | Room TCC 305
Guests | Jason David Frank, Hunter Gorinson, Josh Johns, Dinesh Shamdasani

Join star Jason David Frank and Valiant’s own Josh Johns and Dinesh Shamdasani as they collide MI-6’s deadly assassin against a gauntlet of Valiant’s most formidable heroes with new footage from NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE – the bone-shattering, live-action series coming in 2017! Plus: major news and announcements about all-new VALIANT DIGITAL projects! Signing and giveaway to follow!

VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2
Sunday, March 5th | 2:30 pm PT | Room TCC 301
Guests | Hunter Gorinson, Eric Heisserer, Jeff Lemire, Rafer Roberts, Dinesh Shamdasani, Warren Simons

The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here at ECCC with a superstar cast of Valiant creators and staff! Jump on board here to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes…and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe with never-before-seen artwork and announcements!

PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Friday, March 3rd | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT | Table W-15

Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons is here to review your portfolio of comics work and give you the inside tips to break into the comics industry! Individual portfolios reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Stop by the Valiant booth (#1701) all weekend for information on these events and more. We’ll see you in Seattle!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com


Valiant Previews: FAITH #9 – On Sale March 1st!

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Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by KATE NIEMCZYK and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KANO (JAN172140)
Cover B by SANYA ANWAR (JAN172141)
Cover C by KYLE SMART (JAN172142)
Variant Cover by JENN ST-ONGE (JAN172143)
Variant Cover by FRANCO (JAN172144)

Friends in need!

Sometimes saving the world entails a little help from your friends. When a suspicious new intern comes to Zipline, asking questions about celeb columnist Faith Herbert, it’s up to her coworkers to help safeguard her secret identity as Summer Smith. Faith’s greatest power has always been inspiring others – see just how much she’s changed the lives of her new friends in this special one-shot story!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 1st (FOC – 2/6/17)

 

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

Valiant Solicitations for MAY 2017 – X-O MANOWAR #3 | RAPTURE #1 | ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1 | And More!

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by DAVID MACK

Their world became his war!

Across every frontline, and through every trench, Aric of Dacia continues his hostile journey through a brutal alien planet the only way he knows how: with war. But the man once known as X-O Manowar is not alone. With a dedicated band of soldiers sworn to his side, Aric will prove his worth on the battlefield… and find himself in a position that no one saw coming!

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and Valiant exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello bring the punishing first act to Valiant’s biggest series of the year to its final stand-off… and will leave readers everywhere reeling with a last page surprise!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MAY 24

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RAPTURE #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by J.G. JONES
Character Design Variant by KANO
Variant Cover by CAFU
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN
NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Variant Also Available
Blank Cover Also Available

On a scarred landscape, two otherworldly armies prepare to battle one last time, vying for control of a massive tower named from an ancient language no longer permitted to be spoken.

One army is led by a primeval force named Babel, whose goal is singular: to breach “Heaven” no matter the cost. The only thing standing in his way is a gray-haired barbaric warrior, filled with rage and regret, a man who sees this battle as his last chance for redemption. But he knows his depleted forces have little chance of victory unless aid comes.

Enter Tama: A 12-year old girl on the crest of a hill overlooking the battle, who has just become humanity’s only hope. The last in an ancient line of mystics who protect the Earth, she has foreseen this battle and knows millions will perish if she’s unable to stop it. Now Tama and her ragtag team of malcontents – Ninjak, Shadowman and Punk Mambo – must somehow defeat an elder god hell bent on piercing the heavens.

This summer, New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar) and artistic sensation CAFU (Rai) lead a Tolkien-esque journey into the space between life and death…through the Deadside…and into the many worlds that lie beyond right here with a spellbinding and horrific standalone event!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 24

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ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by MARC LAMING
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE
NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Variant Also Available

It is a time before civilization…

On the brink of carving out victory in the most violent battle of his life, Gilad Anni-Padda suffers a devastating injury. He awakens weeks later in a strange land, nursed back to health but with no memory of his past. A tribe has shown him compassion in an age of cruelty, and he will return their gift in kind. Now the real violence will begin…

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.) and acclaimed artist Renato Guedes (Bloodshot Reborn) lead a celebration of the Eternal Warrior’s 25th anniversary here with the second of four standalone specials honoring the most famous Valiant tales ever told!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale MAY 10

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BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #2 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by DAVID MACK
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

God complex!

Achillia and Antonius remain hot on the trail of whatever – or whoever – is causing the civilization’s elite to fall into a deadly illness. As gods and monsters stalk the pair both inside and outside of the gladiatorial arena, Rome’s greatest detective and its rising gladiator must separate the hauntings from hoaxes in a blood-boiling search for the truth. But will Achillia and Antonius solve the mystery and and prove Rubria’s innocence in time, or will Nero’s swift vengeance strike first?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale MAY 17

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FAITH #11 (“THE FAITHLESS” – PART 2)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by JOE EISMA with MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by MIKE NORTON
Cover C by CRYSSY CHEUNG
Variant Cover by SARAH WINIFRED SEARLE

Faith no more!

One by one, Faith has outsmarted and defeated every member of her brand-new rogues gallery. But when all four of Los Angeles’ most sinister minds attack their sworn enemy at once, their combined power may prove to be too powerful to handle! But will evil finally triumph over the high-flying psiot…or collapse under its own collective weight? The most pivotal moment in Faith’s solo career starts here with a rumble that won’t just seal the fate of Los Angeles, but the entire nation!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 3

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NINJAK #27
Written by KEVIN MAURER
Art by CAFU
Cover A by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover B by STEVE LIEBER
Cover C by ALEX SANCHEZ
Variant Cover by DAN PARENT

Snakebite!

He’s fought the Shadow Seven, journeyed to the Deadside, and bested death itself, but MI-6’s top superspy has never tested his limits like this! When Ninjak is assigned to the Middle East for a seemingly simple extraction, this once-routine mission will quickly turns south when the laws of nature are turned upside down…and mutated soldiers bearing the animalistic abilities of nature’s deadly predators strike from the shadows! Now, Ninjak must hone his lethal skills and channel his inner warrior like never before…or end up at the bottom of the food chain!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 17

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DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

Earth has a new god. The world you know is gone. Welcome to the Stalinverse, comrade.

Welcome to the year 2017…where the Soviet Union has spent decades as the world’s reigning superpower and the Iron Curtain now encircles a planet riddled with war, strife, and oppression. Freedom is a thing of the past in the Stalinverse… So why can’t Russian intelligence officer Colin King shake the feeling that something has gone terribly wrong? He’ll put his freedom and life on the line to uncover the truth… Even if that means finding out whatever happened to the long-missing cosmonaut Abram Adams – the one man who just might hold the keyto unraveling the dystopian world of today…

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (Divinity II) bring you the Valiant Universe like you’ve never seen it before!

Collecting DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1-4.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 3
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-191-4

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FAITH VOL. 3: SUPERSTAR TPB
Written by JODY HOUSER with LOUISE SIMONSON and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by JOE EISMA and MEGHAN HETRICK with MARGUERITE SAUVAGE and COLLEEN DORAN
Cover by CARMEN CARNERO

Fight and flight!

As Los Angeles’ high-flying protector, Faith has inspired the dreams of an entire metropolis… Now get ready to meet its worst nightmare! When an escaped psiot prisoner starts tearing through the streets, Faith must stop her fiery rampage before all hell breaks loose! But this isn’t just any ordinary threat… Not only can this empowered escapee drain the energy of everything in sight, she’s one of L.A.’s most controversial pop stars to boot!

Valiant’s chart-topping superhero is about to add a major new player to her frenemies list, courtesy of breakout writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and acclaimed artists Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells)! Plus: legendary writer Louise Simonson and Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Pérez present history in the making as they bring together the leading female hero in comics today for a presidential milestone like no other!

Collecting FAITH #5-8.

$14.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 10
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-199-0

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL. 3 – ANDROMEDA ESTRANGED TPB
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON with RYAN LEE and MARC LAMING
Cover by KANO

Beatdown in the bayou!

At long last, Valiant’s gallant adventurers have finally located Armstrong’s long-missing wife…in that dreaded land that dare not speak its name: Florida! But after centuries of thinking that his near-immortal bride, Andromeda, was just a booze-induced hallucination, how will Armstrong make up for years of lies, losses, and infidelities? And, as if that wasn’t enough, a nefarious new force is about to release an army of bathsalt-using “Florida Men” to finish off Archer & Armstrong once and for all!

It’s a true story (not really) ripped from today’s headlines (pretty much)! Pack your Crocs and don’t skimp on the lotion because the Sunshine State is about to hit Archer & Armstrong like a bad seafood buffet…and we only have Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Harbinger Renegade) and acclaimed artist Mike Norton (Revival) to blame!

Collecting A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #9-12.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 24
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-203-4

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

ComiXology Originals’ Valiant High Miniseries Debuts

VALIANT-HIGH_001_COVER_LAFUENTEAvailable today exclusively on comiXology and Kindle for $3.99 & free to comiXology Unlimited subscribers

February 22, 2017 New York, NY – Today, Valiant Entertainment and comiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping & reading platform, debut Valiant High #1, the first issue of a four-part, monthly miniseries by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer Daniel Kibblesmith, artist Derek Charm (Jughead) and David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn). Featuring eye-catching covers by artist David Lafuente (Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man), the highly anticipated comiXology Originals series takes Valiant’s biggest and most beloved superheroes out of battle and into the greatest challenge of all: high school!

Unveiled last October, comiXology Originals is a new program featuring exclusive comic content available only on comiXology and Kindle. Valiant High #1 is available today for $3.99 on comiXology and Kindle or free to comiXology Unlimited  subscribers and as part of the comiXology Unlimited 30-day free trial. Valiant High is the first comic book miniseries in the comiXology Originals program.

A unique entry-point that’s perfect for new fans and longtime readers alike, Valiant High presents a hilarious reimagining of Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe – one where the next world-ending cataclysm will have to wait until after prom night! Before they became legends, the world’s most formidable heroes were roaming the halls at Valiant High – a super-powered preparatory academy where Aric “X-O Manowar” Dacia is a record-setting running back, Colin “Ninjak” King is a debonair foreign exchange student, and Coach Bloodshot is way, way too into dodgeball. Now, Amanda “Livewire” McKee and her best friend, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, are taking it all in for the first time at the one high school where power trumps popularity!

Taking place outside of Valiant’s standard continuity, Valiant High is packed with never-before-seen incarnations of the greatest icons from the largest independent superhero universe in comics – including Archer & Armstrong, the Death-Defying Dr. Mirage, the Eternal Warrior, Toyo Harada, Kris Hathaway, Peter Stanchek, Quantum and Woody, and many more. You’ve never seen the heroes of the Valiant Universe quite like this before!

“Valiant has one of the deepest and most diverse libraries of characters in the history of comics. From action-adventure to historical fiction and even comedy, our heroes lend themselves to an incredible array of settings and genres, and we’re always looking to challenge the notion of what kind of stories we can tell,” said Valiant Chief Operating Officer Gavin Cuneo. “Now, in tandem with comiXology Originals, we’re proud to break new ground yet again with Valiant High and reinvent the Valiant Universe from the ground up in a hilarious new world that’s a perfect introduction to all of our most renowned superhero icons… From Archer & Armstrong to Faith to X-O Manowar and everyone in between.”

“With Valiant High, readers everywhere will have fun seeing established Valiant characters like Faith, Ninjak, and X-O Manowar face the trials and tribulations of high school,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s Head of Content & Senior Director of Communications, “The creative team of Kibblesmith, Charm and Baron deliver a hilarious story that new readers will love, while also giving core Valiant fans a fresh way to enjoy their favorite characters.”

In addition to this exciting launch, comiXology is having a 50% off sale on all Valiant Entertainment collections released prior to 1/1/2017. Beginning today, readers new and old can stock up, save and discover the heroes behind Valiant High with first appearances and seminal storylines from series including Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity, Faith, Rai, Unity, The Valiant, Wrath of the Eternal Warrior, and many more. Exclusively through comiXology and Kindle, Valiant High issues #2 – #4 will  be available for pre-order today!

Bringing exclusive comic content to comiXology and Kindle, the comiXology Originals lineup not only includes this release from Valiant Entertainment, but also BOOM! Studios and the upcoming Marley’s Ghost by the legendary Harvey Kurtzman, which is available for pre-order. ComiXology Originals are digital only and exclusively available for comiXology and Kindle customers.

About comiXology:

ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is a revolutionary, cloud-based digital comics platform. With content from over 125 publishers as well as thousands of independent creators from around the world, comiXology provides an unrivaled library of comic books, graphic novels, manga and bandes dessinées. The company’s first-in-class innovations include the exclusive Guided View technology which provides an immersive and cinematic reading experience and a new monthly subscription service. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit comixology.com and follow the company on TwitterFacebook and Tumblr.

About Valiant Entertainment:

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

 

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Valiant Presents ICONS – Beginning in 2017

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ICONS

A NEW DAWN FOR VALIANT’S GREATEST HEROES

X-O MANOWAR

FAITH

BLOODSHOT

SHADOWMAN

HARBINGER WARS 2

BEGINNING IN 2017

Teaser Artwork by Felipe Massafera

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com


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