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NYCC 2014: Valiant Announces Exclusives, Programming, Signings, and More for New York Comic-Con 2014!

VALIANT_CKRTLAB_X-O-MANOWAR-URBAN-VINYL_packagingNext week, Valiant Entertainment is taking center stage at New York Comic Con 2014 – the biggest pop culture convention on the East Coast – for a weekend packed to the brim with surprise announcements, convention-only exclusives, creator signings, and more!

From Thursday, October 9th through Sunday, October 12th, join Valiant at Booth #2028 inside the Javits Center in midtown Manhattan to shop a brand new selection of NYCC-exclusive offerings – including the limited edition X-O Manowar Urban Vinyl Figure by CKRTLAB Toys! The first in a new line of Valiant Urban Vinyl figures set to debut in 2015, the first-ever X-O Manowar stands 5.5 inches tall with 6 points of articulation and comes enhanced with a luster-rich metallic finish, “lightning sword” weapon accessory, and collectible packaging that is perfect for display.

Plus: pick up the X-O MANOWAR #0 NYCC Exclusive Variant, featuring an all-new cover by rising star Michael Walsh (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Secret Avengers)! Jump on board here and discover the untold origins of Valiant’s armored Visigoth hero with Valiant’s latest essential zero issue by acclaimed creators Robert Venditti and Clay Mann!

XO_ZERO_NYCC_WALSHAnd that’s not all – look for signings and appearances all weekend long from some of Valiant’s biggest talents, including Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER), Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT), Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI, UNITY), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Michael Walsh (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Fred Van Lente (THE DELINQUENTS, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, ARMOR HUNTERS), and many more!

Then, on Friday, October 10th at 12:15 PM, join an all-star panel of guests for the VALIANT COMICS: THE VALIANT, RAI, X-O MANOWAR AND BEYOND panel presentation! This winter, superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera launch the year’s most anticipated new series with THE VALIANT…but what happens next? Find out here as Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT), Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI, UNITY), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Fred Van Lente (THE DELINQUENTS, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR), Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani lead off an exclusive round of news and announcements, right here at New York Comic-Con! Plus: RAI, X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, QUANTUM AND WOODY, and much, much more!

And the action continues on Saturday, October 11th at 8 PM as Valiant brings the superstar creative team behind THE VALIANTJeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera – to New York’s famous St. Marks Comics for an exclusive post-show signing, featuring free THE VALIANT: FIRST LOOK preview editions, and more!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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First Look: Milligan and LaRosa Lead Off BLOODSHOT #25 – A 48-Page Anniversary Blowout!

BLOOD_025_COVER-A_LAROSAValiant is proud to present an advance preview of BLOODSHOT #25 – a 48-page anniversary blowout featuring a murderer’s row of comics talents from throughout the bullet-riddled history of Valiant’s most brutal, most relentless hero!

Meet the man behind Bloodshot – or is he? – when one soldier’s untapped killer instinct takes over in “Bloodshot: Glitch” – a feature-sized lead tale of blood, guts, and heart by Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX)!

“With ‘Glitch,’ Peter has crafted a gripping, action-packed, and psychological take on Bloodshot – and Lewis’s pages have only made it that much more devastating,” said Bloodshot editor Alejandro Arbona. “This is Lewis’s first full-length interior work in almost a decade, and he spent the better part of a year just packing in as much detail and emotion as possible. It’s been well worth the wait, and when you see his artwork, you’ll see why.”

Plus: an all-new Bloodshot tale by comics master Howard Chaykin, and the original launch team of Duane Swierczynski and Manuel García return for a brand new adventure! And don’t miss the origin of Bloodshot retold, and even more stories and artwork from Justin Jordan (Spread), Rafer Roberts (X-O Manowar #25), and more, right here in this oversized 48-page giant!

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Packed to the rafters with bonus features and artwork, including a complete cover gallery of Bloodshot’s exploits from 1993 to today, the BLOODSHOT #25 anniversary extravaganza also features standard covers by Lewis LaRosa and Al Barrionuevo; incentive variant covers by Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) and Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates); and a new throwback variant featuring Bloodshot’s original logo and trade dress design by Bloodshot co-creator and comics legend Don Perlin (The Defenders).

Before Bloodshot steps front and center for the THE VALIANT #1 by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera in December, Valiant’s most dangerous man-at-arms takes on his biggest assignment yet in BLOODSHOT #25 – arriving in stores on November 5th!

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BLOODSHOT#25 (ANNIVERSARY BLOWOUT!)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN with HOWARD CHAYKIN, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, JUSTIN JORDAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH and MANY MORE!
Art by LEWIS LAROSA with HOWARD CHAYKIN, BARRY KITSON, MANUEL GARCIA, RAFER ROBERTS and MANY MORE!
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP14 1694)
Cover B by AL BARRIONUEVO (SEP14 1695)
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE (SEP14 1696)
Throwback Variant by DON PERLIN (SEP14 1697)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (SEP14 1698)
$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 11/5/14 (FOC – 10/13/14)

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Valiant and CKRTLAB Toys Unveil New Line of Urban Vinyl Figures – Debuting at New York Comic-Con 2014

CKRTLAB_X-O Manowar_001Valiant Entertainment and CKRTLAB Toys are proud to announce a brand new line of urban vinyl figures featuring Valiant’s award-winning library of super-heroes. Slated for a release in comic shops and online in 2015, the new Valiant urban vinyl toy line will feature a wide selection of highly stylized Valiant heroes, beginning with X-O Manowar.

Valiant will offer an exclusive, early release of the first new figure in the Valiant urban vinyl line – X-O Manowar – at New York Comic-Con from October 9th-12th, 2014. Limited to 150 pieces and available only from Valiant Entertainment at New York Comic Con 2014 (Booth #2028) for $25 per figure, the X-O Manowar Urban Vinyl figure stands 5.5 inches tall with 6 points of articulation and comes enhanced with a luster-rich metallic finish, exclusive “lightning sword” weapon accessory, and collectible packaging that is perfect for display.

“Since day one, Valiant’s fans around the world have been demanding figures and figurines of these iconic heroes,” said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment. “In CKRTLAB TOYS, we’ve found the perfect partner to make that dream a reality, and we can’t wait to get the first-ever X-O Manowar figure in front of fans at New York Comic-Con 2014.”

“Valiant Entertainment creates some of the best comics in the market today,” said Tim Ellis, CEO of CKRTLAB TOYS. “CKRTLAB TOYS is thrilled about our partnership with Valiant Entertainment and bringing vinyl figures of these great characters to all the fans.”

CKRTLAB_X-O Manowar_002Aric of Dacia, a fifth century Visigoth armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon, is all that stands between the Earth and all-out annihilation at the hands of the alien race that abducted him from his own time. Stranded in the modern day, X-O Manowar’s battle against the Vine has taken him into the shadows with the lethal operative known as Ninjak – and launched a quest for vengeance that will bring the Vine’s alien empire to its knees. The Vine destroyed Aric’s world. Now he will give them war.

Since debuting in the pages of X-O Manowar #1 in 1992, X-O Manowar has sold more than 8 million copies and featured work by a distinguished roster of comics luminaries including current Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter, comics legends Bob Layton and Barry Windsor-Smith, and many, many more.

As the first title of Valiant’s 2012 relaunch, the all-new X-O Manowar #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord became one of the year’s highest selling debut issues, warranting four sold-out printings. In the years since, the series has continued to accrue critical and commercial accolades, including awards for “Best Revival of 2012″ by The Onion/A.V. Club, “Best Ongoing Series” by Ain’t It Cool News, and a 2012 Diamond Gem Award nomination for Best Comic Book of the Year, among others.

Most recently, X-O Manowar was recruited into the ranks of Valiant’s first-ever superteam – alongside other all-star heroes including Bloodshot, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, and Livewire – to launch 2013′s highest charting debut issue from a non-premier publisher in Unity #1; and found himself at the epicenter of Valiant’s sold-out summer crossover event, Armor Hunters, cementing his role as the Earth’s most formidable hero.

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Valiant Previews: ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1 | BLOODSHOT #24 – In Stores October 1st, 2014

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CAFU
Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (AUG141710)
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES (AUG141711)
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (AUG141712)

The fallout of the summer’s blistering crossover event starts now – and no hero can escape what happens next!

The ARMOR HUNTERS invasion has passed, leaving massive casualties and a fractured populace in its wake. Don’t miss the epilogue to Robert Venditti’s galaxy spanning epic, ARMOR HUNTERS, in the book that will set a new status quo for all of your favorite heroes! Find out here as X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, BLOODSHOT, THE HARBINGER RENEGADES and many more forge a new frontline of defense for the people of Earth!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/1/14

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Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by WILL ROSADO
Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (AUG141731)
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE (AUG141732)

Russian super-spies don’t die easy!

Deep in the biting cold of a former Soviet state, a mysterious cell of sleeper agents – their minds clouded, but their bodies genetically enhanced – are wreaking havoc and inching the region toward war. Forced into a fight he never wanted, Bloodshot is about to discover the shocking secret of their agenda…and, when faced with the might of their unstoppable power, will meet an enemy eerily similar to himself…

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/1/14

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Valiant Heads to Long Beach Comic Con 2104 – This Weekend!

VALIANT_LONG-BEACH-2014This weekend, Valiant is bringing its award-winning publishing line-up to Long Beach Comic Con 2014!

From Saturday, September 27th through Sunday, September 28th, join Valiant at Booth #307 inside the Long Beach Convention Center for a weekend jam-packed with Valiant creators panels, and con-exclusive giveaways!

First up, before the THE VALIANT #1 arrives this December, experience the battle ten millennia in the making with THE VALIANT: FIRST LOOK – a free, exclusive preview edition featuring a behind-the-scenes look inside the all-new, prestige format mini-series event from superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera. Packed with never-before-seen artwork, preview pages, and interviews – and featuring nearly every Valiant hero – do not miss your chance to find out why THE VALIANT is the must-read comic book event of the winter.

Plus: on Saturday, September 27th at 4:30 p.m. in Room 101A, don’t miss the VALIANT COMICS: ARMOR HUNTERS, THE VALIANT, AND BEYOND panel presentation! Hot off the heels of 16 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards – including six for the industry’s most nominated series, QUANTUM AND WOODY – find out why Valiant is one of the most talked-about publishers in comics today! Join the team right here for an in-depth discussion about the future of X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, RAI, HARBINGER, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, and many more!

For tickets and directions, visit LongBeachComicCon.com.

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 Sells Out, Returns with Second Printing in October!

DRMIRAGE_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGValiant is proud to announce that THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the critically acclaimed new limited series by Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages, Captain Marvel) and acclaimed artist Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil, Age of Apocalypse) – has sold out at the distributor level.

Following on the heels of other recent Valiant first chapter sell-outs, including ARMOR HUNTERS #1, ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1, ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1, THE DELINQUENTS #1, and RAI #1 (now in its fifth printing), an all-new printing of Dr. Mirage’s first issue debut will arrive on store shelves with THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 SECOND PRINTING on October 29th – just in time for Halloween!

Doctor Mirage talks to the dead…but the only spirit Shan Fong can’t find is that of her late husband, Hwen. Instead, America’s favorite semi-retired paranormal investigator is haunted and raw, using her gift to solve homicides and bring peace to the recently bereaved. But 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.

Start reading here on October 29th to join the heart-wrenching adventure into the underworld that has enraptured fans and critics:

DRMIRAGE_002_COVER_FOREMAN“✮✮✮✮✮…This is one hell of a debut from Valiant and the creative team. Don’t miss out on it.” – Comic Bastards

“✮✮✮✮½…Everything you could want in a paranormal story…with mystery and intrigue around every corner.” – Bloody Disgusting

“✮✮✮✮½…Equal parts clever and emotional as it sets up an impressive new hero…” – Comic Book Resources

“✮✮✮✮½…A solid hit, combining an excellent script with appropriately moody art and a unique color palette…” – Major Spoilers

“8.6…A great example of how to launch a new series… There’s a great mystery and sense of dread already in place.” – IGN

“8.5…Off to a fabulous start, with the team of Van Meter and De La Torre delivering a thoroughly gripping tale…” – Unleash the Fanboy

And don’t miss the second stunning chapter of Dr. Mirage’s journey on October 8th in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2! From Deadside and into the web of worlds beyond, Shan Fong-Mirage is about to begin the fight to win back the husband she thought she’d lost forever…

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) SECOND PRINTING
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/29/14 (FOC – 10/6/14)

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

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Valiant Previews: ARMOR HUNTERS #4 | X-O MANOWAR #29 (ARMOR HUNTERS) | HARBINGER: OMEGAS #2 – In Stores September 24th, 2014

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (JUL141482)
Qr Voice Variant by TOM FOWLER (JUL141483)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JUL141484)
Artist Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL141485)

That was just a battle… Now get ready for the war!

X-O Manowar has played the ultimate gambit, and finally leveled the playing field against the villainous Armor Hunters. But the galaxy’s deadliest killers haven’t come this far just to surrender! Their final charge is now upon us…and it will take the combined powers of X-O Manowar, Unity, Bloodshot and the rest of the Earth’s most formidable heroes to save our world from a full-scale cosmic reckoning. The summer’s biggest crossover event is going out with a BIG bang – and, when the smoke clears, everything you thought you knew about the Valiant U will be forever changed!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 9/24/14 (FOC – 9/1/14)

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by CAFU (JUL141492)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (JUL141493)

Broken kingdom!

The world has changed for Aric of Dacia – the armored earthbound hero known as X-O Manowar. Unable to protect his friends and allies from the interstellar hunters sworn to kill him, the Visigoth warrior who would be king now recoils from the horrendous consequences – even as a threatening new future looms. Everything changes now!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 9/24/14 (FOC – 9/1/14)

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Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JUL141494)
Variant Cover by GLENN FABRY (JUL141495)

Toyo Harada strikes back!

In the aftermath of the tragic firestorm between the world’s most powerful omega-level psiot and his wayward heir, casualties were claimed on both sides. Now, the last remnants of each opposing force – the Harbinger Foundation and the surviving Renegades – have been shattered and driven deep underground. But Toyo Harada – newly exposed as the world’s foremost superhuman – has no one left to stop him…and his greatest work can finally begin…

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 9/24/14 (FOC – 9/1/14)

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Valiant Solicitations for DECEMBER 2014 – THE VALIANT #1, RAI #5 (NEW ARC!), VALIANT-SIZED QUANTUM AND WOODY, HARBINGER: FAITH #0, and More!

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THE VALIANT #1 (of 4)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Interconnecting Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
B&W Sketch Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
Blank Cover also available

A battle ten millennia in the making is about to begin…with an all-new, prestige format mini-series from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man) & Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil)!

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…THE VALIANT.

An entirely self-contained, new reader friendly comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 10

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RAI #5 (ALL-NEW ARC!)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by DAVID MACK
Cover C by RILEY ROSSMO
QR Voice Variant by MICO SUAYAN
Variant Cover by DAVID AJA

The critically acclaimed, fan-favorite series is BACK! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clayton Crain return for the second staggering volume of RAI!

In the aftermath of the devastating battle for 41st century Japan, Rai must pick up the pieces as he grapples with the startling truth about Father and his purpose. Will Rai remain a champion of the people or will he succumb to the same fate as the men who carried the mantle before him? And why is everyone looking at him so strangely? Go back to the future as Kindt and Crain crack open a brand new chapter for Valiant’s smash-hit ongoing series!

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3

RAI #5 PLUS EDITION
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

For Valiant’s dedicated pullbox customers, return to the world of 41st century Japan with a special expanded edition of RAI #5 – featuring 15+ extra pages of stories and artwork that won’t be collected for the trade!

Matt Kindt, Clayton Crain, and a host of special surprise guest join forces to go beyond Rai’s latest quest and into the darkest corners of Father’s futuristic empire with all-new tales of Japan’s spirit guardian. The extra material presented in the RAI #5 PLUS EDITION will not be reprinted in trade paperback form or available digitally, so pre-order with your local comics retailer to reserve your copy today!

$4.99 | 48 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3

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VALIANT-SIZED QUANTUM AND WOODY #1
Written by TIM SIEDELL and JAMES ASMUS
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
Draw Your Own “Blank” Variant by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE

Crisis of the infinite Woody-verse!

Writer Tim Siedell (Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows) and Harvey Award nominees James Asmus (The Delinquents) and Pere Pérez (Archer & Armstrong) launch the world’s worst superhero team into an overloaded adventure that only a VALIANT-SIZED 40-page giant could possibly handle!

An asteroid is about to destroy the planet, but with Quantum and Woody at the front line of an international team of heroes, everything’s sure to…oh sweet mercy, we’re doomed. And that’s BEFORE Thomas Edison opens a rip in the space-time continuum and lets in the mirror-image Woody of the alterna-verse!

$4.99 | 40 pages. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3

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X-O MANOWAR #31
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Interlocking A & B Covers by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

ARMORINES…ATTACK!

Aric of Dacia has laid waste to entire planets and defeated the universe’s most skilled hunters, but how can he kill what he can’t see? A strange new foe with a fiendishly familiar leader has unleashed a relentless offensive on Aric of Dacia, and he doesn’t even know it yet! Be here for the deadliest foe X-O Manowar has battled yet, as the ARMORINES continue their march towards Aric’s destruction!

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 31

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ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #2 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

Reborn in blood!

The child who will save his people was born in the wilderness, under a blood moon…and now Gilad Anni-Padda, the Earth’s Eternal Warrior, must guard him and train him! An oppressed people begin to rally and fight the brutal army that rules them…but their only prize has been death. For thousands of years, the Eternal Warrior has stood under the grindstone of history, and held it back. But with so little hope for the child whose narrow shoulders must bear the weight of his people’s future, will this be the battle that finally forces surrender upon the Eternal Warrior?

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3

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UNITY #13
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CAFU
Handbook Variant by GLENN FABRY
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

A Renegade stands against The United!

Even the addition of the bright and bubbly Faith Herbert – aka Zephyr of the Harbinger Renegades – can’t solve Unity’s PR crisis in the wake of the team’s actions during the Armor Hunters’ attack. But can she help stand against the threat of the international strike force known as THE UNITED? And what secret is the US harboring that threatens to push the world to the brink of war?

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 24

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HARBINGER: FAITH #0
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by JOE QUINONES
Cover B by LUCY KNISELY
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL

This is Faith #0!

Her first and only boyfriend to date is a little bit of an douche, her friends are all gone, and, after her insane adventure in Mexico City, Faith Hebert is feeling a little frustrated with the direction of her life. She’s just a normal super-powered young woman in an increasingly crazy world. Here’s the story of a true innocent and kind heart in a hard world. From the comic shop of her youth to the moment she found out that she was actually light as feather, Zephyr is the western wind. Warm and kind, she blows across us all.

$3.99 | 32 pages. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

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THE DEATH DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #4 (of 5)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by KEVIN WADA

Deep within the underworld, Mirage makes a life-or-death choice…and the life or death in the balance is hers!

The evil men who conspire against Shan Fong-Mirage make their move to destroy everything she has and everything she loves in the physical world. Faced with the obligation to cross the veil back and stop them, Mirage must abandon the spirit of her husband who she came to rescue – or give in to the wish for all she’s ever wanted, to die, and stay with him forever!

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

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Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #3 (of 5)
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ
Throwback Variant by OSCAR JIMENEZ

From legendary creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright…the ORIGINAL Quantum and Woody are back with an all-new adventure set 20 years after their landmark original series!

The terrible mystery behind the existence of Quantum and Woody 2.0 has begun to unravel! What is Eric Henderson hiding? From his enemies, from the government, and worst of all…from Woody? Also sort of appearing in this issue…Vincent Van Goat! (Sort of.)

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL. 6: AMERICAN WASTELAND TPB
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by MICHAEL WALSH

Living it up at the Hotel California!

His whole life, Obadiah Archer has been lied to about his true heritage – but when he and his pal Armstrong arrive in L.A. to meet his real parents, they find them in the clutches of the Church of Retrology! What insidious plans does The Lizard King, the head of the favored religion of the Left Coast’s rich and famous, have for the Valiant Universe’s premier conspiracy busters? And what lurks in the Hollywood Hotel? (Hint: You can check in anytime you like, but you can never leave!)

Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #20-23, start reading here to discover the truth behind dead celebrities and the sacred mysteries at the heart of rock ‘n’ roll as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente and red-hot artist Pere Pérez unleash an all-new history mystery on Valiant’s foremost conspiracy smashers!

$14.99 | 112 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346421

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X-O MANOWAR VOL. 7: ARMOR HUNTERS TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Hunt it! Trap it! Kill it!

The Armor Hunters are the most dangerous fighters in the galaxy — unparalleled in their abilities to catch and destroy their prey. Their mission has been long and unforgiving and featured the destruction of many X-O Manowar armors from across the civilized universe. Now, for the first time, discover the brutal origin of the alien Armor Hunters and the devastation they long ago vowed to combat.

Before the Armor Hunters bring ruin to X-O Manowar and the people of Earth, join New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Flash) and red-hot artist Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) for an all-new, standalone story arc that will reveal the stunning secret behind the universe’s most elite fighting force — who they are, where they come from, and why a terrible secret from their past now threatens our present! Collecting X-O MANOWAR #26-29.

$14.99 | 128 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 10
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346476

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ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT TPB
Written by JOE HARRIS with MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE with CHRISCROSS
Cover by PHILIP TAN

The hunters become the hunted!

With the major capitals of Earth under siege by the Armor Hunters, the world’s most dangerous weapon has decided to come in from the cold – and into the service of the top-secret Military Extraterrestrial Reconnaissance Outpost (M.E.R.O.)! But when one of the Armor Hunters’ own stages an extraterrestrial jailbreak inside of M.E.R.O.’s fortified command center, the nanite-enhanced commando known as Bloodshot will become the last thing standing between the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers and a classified arsenal of secret weapons far too deadly for human hands! From fan favorite writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific, The X-Files: Season 10) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), start reading here as Project Rising Spirit’s most dangerous soldier brings the hunt to the hunters!

Collecting ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1–3, alongside the never-before-revealed origin of Bloodshot from BLOODSHOT #0.

$14.99 | 112 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346469

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ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER TPB
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL with CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

Under siege… and out of control!

The Harbinger Renegades are still reeling from a tragic death in their ranks, but in the face of monumental destruction they’ll find unlikely allies in a fellow group of super-powerful teenagers. But is Generation Zero here to help…or are they just looking out for themselves? Join New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) and rising star Robert Gill (Batgirl) as the breakout stars of last summer’s HARBINGER WARS – the volatile psiot strike force known as Generation Zero – step out of the shadows and into the crosshairs of a devastating extraterrestrial attack!

Collecting ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1–3, plus the landmark first appearance of Generation Zero from HARBINGER WARS #1.

$14.99 | 112 pages. | T+ | On sale December 17
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346490


Presenting the HUMBLE VALIANT BUNDLE – A Massive Digital Comics Collection Benefiting Doctors Without Borders, the Hero Initiative, and CBLDF!

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Pay what you want for Valiant’s ultimate digital comic collection of your favorite titles and characters, while supporting charities that make truly heroic differences around the world.

A special one-time offering loaded with collections of Valiant’s best-selling series and online debuts, customers purchasing the Humble Valiant Bundle can choose to benefit three vitally important charities – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Hero Initiative, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF).

The Humble Valiant Bundle features a longbox-busting digital library of 24 graphic novels and collections, and spans all of Valiant’s most popular superhero titles – including X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Quantum and Woody, and more! With a total retail value of more than $420, the Humble Valiant Bundle is the single biggest comics offering ever presented by Humble Bundle.

Featuring work by an all-star cast of top talents – including writers Joshua Dysart (Swamp Thing), Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), Bob Layton (Iron Man), Jim Shooter (Avengers), Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies), and Robert Venditti (Green Lantern), alongside artists Doug Braithwaite (Justice), Clayton Crain (Carnage), Cary Nord (Conan) and more – the Valiant Humble Bundle is the perfect place to discover why Valiant continues to win over fans and critics around the world with high quality storytelling and outstanding artwork.

XO_TPB_VOL_001_BY THE SWORDFans can name their price to receive the first TWO volumes of X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong, Quantum and Woody, Harbinger and Unity. Plus: get the classic Shadowman video game as an extra-added bonus!

Contribute more than the average price to get even more of Valiant’s blockbuster publishing line with the first two volumes of Bloodshot, Shadowman and Eternal Warrior – plus the first volume of Rai and Harbinger Wars!

For $15 or more, Valiant will open the vaults and unleash the entire Valiant Masters digital series, showcasing the legendary origins of one of the greatest universes in comics. Re-presenting the original adventures of Ninjak, Rai, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and H.A.R.D. Corps – plus a Humble Bundle-exclusive Valiant Masters volume of classic X-O Manowar not available in print – the Valiant Masters series celebrates Valiant’s historic legacy, and include dozens of pages of rarely seen bonus materials and special features.

“The Humble Valiant Bundle is by far one of our proudest achievements,” said Gavin Cuneo, Valiant’s CFO and Head of Strategic Development. “While this is a fantastic opportunity for readers to access the Valiant Universe, what makes this partnership so important is the support it provides to three incredible charities with crucial missions in comics and around the world. Each of the organizations – Doctors Without Borders, the Hero Initiative, and the CBLDF – serves an incredibly important cause, and finding a way to further their missions with the support of Valiant’s fans around the world was just too good to pass up.”

The Humble Valiant Bundle runs for two weeks beginning Wednesday, September 17, 2014 and ends Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. PDT.

About Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle organizes pay-what-you-want plus charity promotions for awesome digital content and puts the power directly in the hands of the consumers, offering them fully-featured titles at prices they set themselves. Consumers pay what they want and decide how to allocate their money between publishers, charity and a humble tip. Humble Bundle also offers the Humble Store, a digital storefront that features great games at great prices with a portion of sales going to select charities. Since the company’s launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has helped empower its community to allocate more than $45 million toward charity to date. For more information, please visit https://www.humblebundle.com.

About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,750 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care in nearly 70 countries.

About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $700,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.

About the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF)
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project & Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. Please support our important work!

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HARBINGER: FAITH #0 Flies High with Joshua Dysart and Robert Gill in December!

HAR_FAITH_ZERO_COVER-A_QUINONESValiant is proud to announce HARBINGER: FAITH #0 – a brand new one-shot exploration of Valiant’s high-flying teenage Renegade and Unity’s newest team member!

Coming in December from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger, Harbinger Wars) and rising star Robert Gill (Armor Hunters: Harbinger), start reading here to discover how Harbinger’s high-spirited teenage fangirl went from the heart and soul of Peter Stanchek’s teenage Renegades to the newest member of the world’s most elite super-team – UNITY!

As Faith recuperates from the events of Armor Hunters: Harbinger, jump on board and discover the complete, never-before-revealed tale of her origin – just as she steps into the limelight for a brand new story arc beginning in November’s UNITY #12!

Her first and only boyfriend to date is a little bit of a douche, her friends are all gone, and, after her insane adventure in Mexico City, Faith Hebert is feeling a little frustrated with the direction of her life. She’s just a normal super-powered young woman in an increasingly crazy world. Here’s the story of a true innocent and a kind heart in a hard world. From the comic shop of her youth to the moment she found out that she was actually light as feather, Zephyr is the western wind. Warm and kind, she blows across us all.

“She may not be physically strong, or brilliantly tactical, but her emotional intelligence and psychological strength are unparalleled among the other Renegades,” writer Joshua Dysart told Multiversity Comics. “I think some part of her understands that her light is needed even more in a world where you can lose your friends and face down horrible swarming alien insects. I think she sees a dark and violent world all around her and instead of that corrupting her, it reinforces her. Again, there’s a hint of that in this issue, but it’s also about a question we all ask ourselves, where do we go from here?”

This is HARBINGER: FAITH #0! Featuring covers by all-star artists Joe Quinones (Wednesday Comics), Lucy Knisley (Harbinger #25), and Brian Level (Lazarus), be here this December as one of the most unique, most sincere super-heroines anywhere in comics today takes on her very first solo adventure!

And don’t miss UNITY #12 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and red-hot artist CAFU – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new story arc recruiting Faith into the ranks of Valiant’s unbreakable all-star superteam, just as they go toe-to-toe with a brand new threat known only as The United!

Visit Multiversity Comics now for a in-depth interview with writer Joshua Dysart about HARBINGER: FAITH #0!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

HARBINGER: FAITH #0

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by JOE QUINONES
Cover B by LUCY KNISLEY
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | COMING IN DECEMBER!

UNITY #12 (NEW ARC!)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover by BRIAN LEVEL (SEP141688)
Handbook Cover by CAFU (SEP141689)
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN (SEP141690)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 12/12/14 (FOC –10/20/14)

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