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The Untold Final Chapter of HARBINGER WARS – Declassified in HARBINGER #17!

HAR_017_COVER_HENRYValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #17 by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and Valiant superstar Clayton Henry! Ten days ago, Peter Stanchek and the Renegades barely escaped the clutches of Toyo Harada in the epic final battle of the Harbinger Wars…or so they think. As reality unravels, Valiant’s teenage superteam is about to discover the true extent of the collateral damage from the summer’s blockbuster crossover event – and just what they sacrificed to make it out alive.

Meanwhile, an unforeseen threat to Toyo Harada’s empire lies dormant deep within the walls of Harada’s own fortified prison facility. Meet Monica Jim – aka Animalia – another survivor of the three-way conflagration that decimated the Vegas Strip and a fellow P.O.W. inside the Harbinger Foundation. Just how does she factor into the Renagades’ “Perfect Day”? And could this savagely dangerous child be their only hope of escape from a perfectly designed prison of the mind?

Ready for the whole truth about what really happened in Vegas? You’re about to find out as Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry reunite to reveal the secret final chapter of the Harbinger Wars in Harbinger #17 – on sale October 23rd.

And don’t miss the Harbinger #17 Valiant 8-Bit Level Two Variant by artist Matthew Waite, in stores the same day!

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

HARBINGER #17
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by BARRY KITSON (AUG131489)
Valiant 8-Bit Level Two Variant by MATTHEW WAITE (AUG131490)
Valiant Signature Series Variant by SEAN CHEN (AUG131491)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 10/23/13

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VALIANT Solicitations for JANUARY 2014

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ETERNAL WARRIOR #5 (NEW ARC – “ETERNAL EMPEROR”)
Written by GREG PAK
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by DAVE BULLOCK
Variant Cover by DAVID MACK

MUST READ VALIANT! All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! Valiant’s immortal champion builds a bridge to…4001 A.D.!

THE FUTURE HAS ARRIVED. Two thousand years from today, the planet has been transformed by science, technology…and war. The centuries have not been kind to the Earth’s own undying warrior – but a battle that could change everything is just beginning right here in 21st century. Rising star Diego Bernard joins New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak to make history with a brand new vision of the Valiant Universe that is to come and define a brand new era for heroes – past, present and future.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 22nd!

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HARBINGER #20 (NEW ARC – “RESISTANCE”)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by ZACHARY MONTOYA
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS

MUST READ VALIANT! All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry launch “RESISTANCE” – and end the Renegades war against Toyo Harada once and for all.

Peter Stanchek and his team of teenage superhuman outlaws have decided that the best defense is a strong offense. Pursued from coast-to-coast by their would-be overlord in the Harbinger Foundation, the Renegades are about to launch a strategic strike on Harada’s secret empire – and they’ll start by revealing to the world just what kind of power they’ve been hiding all along. The ace up their sleeve? A seemingly normal teenage hacker named Ax…who knows exactly what Harada has been up to since day one…

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 15th!

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BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #18 (NEW ARC – “GET SOME”)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by BART SEARS
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by CULLY HAMNER

MUST READ VALIANT! All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! “GET SOME!” starts here!

Bloodshot and the expendable commandos of H.A.R.D. Corps face off against a network of terrorist saboteurs in the heart of the Persian Gulf! But as Bloodshot digs into the multinational oil conglomerate that’s signing his paychecks, he’ll soon find himself confronted by the complex truth behind the terror – and face-to-face with an older, scrappier, more grizzled generation of superhuman soldier from the glory days of proxy wars and state-sponsored assassination.

Start reading here when comics legend Bart Sears comes on board for a two-part action epic pitting Valiant’s 21st century shock troops against the first wave of superhuman specialists!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 8th!

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MUST READ VALIANT: GREATEST HITS #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI, JAMES ASMUS, JOSHUA DYSART, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, and JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by LEE GARBETT, TOM FOWLER, KHARI EVANS, CLAYTON HENRY, PERE PEREZ, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, MICO SUAYAN, and LEWIS LAROSA

Never tried a Valiant comic?! Start reading here – with more than 100 pages of Valiant Comics greatness for just $5.99!

Find out why VALIANT is the MUST READ superhero publisher in comics today with a greatest hits collection of can’t-miss moments from across the Valiant Universe! Re-presenting X-O MANOWAR #5, QUANTUM AND WOODY #1, HARBINGER #1, HARBINGER WARS #2, and SHADOWMAN #0, MUST READ VALIANT: GREATEST HITS #1 is the perfect place to find out why IGN is declaring: “Nobody is making superhero books like this, which is exactly why you should be paying attention to Valiant Comics.”

$5.99/T+/112 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 15th!

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UNITY #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Variant Cover by J.G. JONES
Variant Cover by SHANE DAVIS

Enter: Livewire!

On an airtight team of stone-cold soldiers, Amanda McKee is the one variable in the equation that equals absolute kill. Now, as the last woman standing against the unstoppable force known as X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Foundation’s most seasoned technopath has just added one new item to her resume – newest bearer of the X-O Manowar armor and the finger behind the trigger of the universe’s most powerful weapon. Watch out world…this means trouble.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 15th!

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X-O MANOWAR #21
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by SHANE DAVIS
Variant Cover by CARY NORD

UNITY TIE-IN! X-O Manowar: Prisoner of War!

Stripped of the X-O Manowar armor, Aric of Dacia has been imprisoned and interrogated at an off-the-grid black site. But what knowledge could the governments of the world want from a man who has journeyed 1,600 years to the present? A man who liberated an alien planet? A man who once wielded the most powerful weapon in existence? What knowledge could they want, you ask? All of it. And the agents of UNITY will extract every one of Aric of Dacia’s secrets by any means necessary.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 22nd!

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SHADOWMAN #14
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art & Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Valiant Signature Series Variant by BOB HALL

Infernal weapons!

As the Shadowman loa begins to exert its influence in even more unexpected ways, Jack Boniface is quickly coming to terms with the darkness inside him and finding out firsthand just how brutal unchecked power can be. With word of Shadowman’s increased unpredictability spreading across New Orleans, the Abettors grow even more suspicious of their newest trainee…and begin to consider drastic measures.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 8th!

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QUANTUM AND WOODY #7
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art & Cover by MING DOYLE
Connect-the-Dots Variant by TOM FOWLER

So…two superheroes, a clone, and a goat move into a junior two-bedroom…

As a totally questionable romance blossoms between Woody and his runaway science experiment girlfriend, Eric finds himself quickly rising through the ranks of his new employers at Magnum Security. But when he comes to find that his duties as an on-staff superhero are bit more unsavory than he ever expected, it’s down to Quantum, an old army buddy, and Woody—interloper!—to discover the illicit truth behind Mr. Magnum’s all-seeing private security empire.
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 8th!

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #17
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH

The SECT CIVIL WAR reaches its earth-shattering climax!

(…and for once we mean that literally)! ARCHER versus ARMSTRONG! An incredible second identity for MARY-MARIA! Obadiah Archer gets a bold new role – and mission! The secret of the MASTER BUILDERS revealed! We were kidding, before but now we’re serious: This one changes EVERYTHING, and the Valiant Universe will never be the same again!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 15th!

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ETERNAL WARRIOR VOL. 1: SWORD OF THE WILD TPB
Written by GREG PAK
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE & CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Soldier. Guardian. Warrior. Legend.

Across ten millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda has traversed the darkest, most mysterious corners of history. But the horror and bloodshed of constant warfare has finally taken its toll on the man myth calls the Eternal Warrior…and he has abdicated his duties as the Fist and the Steel of Earth for a quiet life of seclusion. But when a blood vendetta from the distant past suddenly reappears in the modern day, he must decide if he will return to the ways of war…for the child who betrayed him thousands of years ago…

From New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Planet Hulk) and superstar artists Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) and Clayton Crain (Carnage), this volume collects the first four issues of the series that Comic Vine calls “action-packed, well-written, and overflowing with potential.”

$9.99/T+/112 pgs.
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ISBN: 978-1-939346-20-9
ON SALE JANUARY 22nd!

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BLOODSHOT VOL. 4: H.A.R.D. CORPS TPB
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART and MATT KINDT
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO and CHRISCROSS
Cover by J.G. JONES

Every mission…is someone’s last.

Out of the ashes of Harbinger Wars, Bloodshot is about to join the weaponized men and women of the HARBINGER ACTIVE RESISTANCE DIVISION – the black budget, technologically-augmented strike force where the powers are dangerously unstable and every mission is a one-way ticket into the meat grinder. With a reluctant leader calling the shots and a new crop of untested rookies manning the frontline, Bloodshot is about to take H.A.R.D. Corps behind enemy lines – and into a gasoline-drenched, synapse-snapping suicide run where no one is safe…and heroes always die trying.

Collecting BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #14-17 and BLOODSHOT #0, join acclaimed writers Christos Gage (Avengers Academy) and Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and superstar-in-the-making Emanuela Lupacchino (Archer & Armstrong) right here to light the fuse on an explosive new chapter for Bloodshot and the Valiant Universe’s most feared team of superhuman operatives! Also featuring the shocking origin of Bloodshot as told by Matt KIndt (Mind MGMT) and ChrisCross (Superman/Batman)!

$14.99/T+/128 pgs.
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ISBN: 978-1-939346-19-3
ON SALE JANUARY 8th!

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SHADOWMAN VOL. 3: DEADSIDE BLUES TPB
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN, JIM ZUB, ALES KOT, CHRISTOPHER SEBELA, DUFFY BOUDREAU, and NEIL DVORAK
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, MICO SUAYAN, LEWIS LAROSA, DIEGO BERNARD, ANDREA CUNEO, MIGUEL SEPULVEDA, MATTHEW SOUTHWORTH, and NEIL DVORAK
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

The secret origin of all Shadowmen, past and present…

Long ago, in the antebellum South, Master Darque’s evil spawned the one thing that could stop him: the Shadowman. Now, for the very first time, discover how the dark roots of the Darques’ depravity has intertwined with Shadowman for more than a century and the betrayal that forged them both in this collection of acclaimed tales from some of comics brightest talents.

Collecting SHADOWMAN #0 and SHADOWMAN #10-12, join Harvey Award-nominated writer Justin Jordan and an all-star cast of visionary creators –including Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre) Ales Kot (Suicide Squad), Christopher Sebela (Captain Marvel), Miguel Sepulveda (Red Lanterns), Mico Suayan (The Punisher), Jim Zub (Skullkickers) and more – for an unadulterated look inside the secret world of New Orleans’ nocturnal guardian.

$14.99/T+/128 pgs.
TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 978-1-939346-16-2
ON SALE JANUARY 1st!


First Look: PETER MILLIGAN and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE Initiate SHADOWMAN #13!

SM_013_COVER_DELATORREValiant is proud to present your first look inside Shadowman #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of a shocking new direction for New Orleans’ nocturnal guardian from comics icon Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, Justice League Dark) and visionary artist Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil, Age of Apocalypse)!

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

Featuring a standard cover by De La Torre, a Pullbox Exclusive Variant for comic shop subscribers by Miguel Sepulveda (Red Lanterns) and incentive variants by Ben Templesmith (Ten Grand), and Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), start reading here when Peter Milligan and Roberto De La Torre drag Shadowman to his blackest depths yet with an all-new jumping-on point in Shadowman #13 – arriving in stores on December 4th!

And get a sneak peek at things to come in Shadowman #13X – a special standalone prelude to Shadowman’s all-new story arc by Peter Milligan and rising star Diego Bernard (Eternal Warrior) – bagged exclusively with Bleeding Cool Magazine #7 and available in comic stores everywhere this November!

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

SHADOWMAN #13 (NEW ARC)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art & Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (OCT131338)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA (OCT131339)
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH (OCT131340)
Variant Cover by SHANE DAVIS (OCT131341)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 12/4/13 (FOC – 11/11/13)

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MUST READ VALIANT: GREATEST HITS #1! 100+ PAGES for Just $5.99! Coming in JANUARY!

MUST-READ_GREATEST-HITS_001_COVERThis January, find out why VALIANT is the MUST READ superhero publisher in comics today with more than 100 pages of Valiant Comics greatness for just $5.99 – and a deep wholesale discount for retailers!

Valiant is proud to announce the upcoming release of MUST READ VALIANT: GREATEST HITS #1 – a specially priced, 112-page collection of critically adored, can’t-miss moments from across the Valiant Universe! Collecting X-O Manowar #5, Quantum and Woody #1, Harbinger #1, Harbinger Wars #2, and Shadowman #0, MUST READ VALIANT: GREATEST HITS #1 is the perfect place to find out why Valiant has IGN declaring: “Nobody is making superhero books like this, which is exactly why you should be paying attention to Valiant Comics.”

“One of our major obstacles is that everything we’ve put out has been so well received. Potential new readers are hearing good things about all of our books, which makes it difficult to know where to start reading. At New York Comic-Con this past weekend, we heard the same question again and again: ‘I’ve heard great things, my friends love Valiant, but no one can agree where I should start. Can you help?’” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “MUST READ VALIANT: GREATEST HITS #1 is the perfect answer. This is a collection of the five single issues we’ve found to be most effective at giving new readers a clean entry point and a taste for more.”

Valiant’s ongoing monthly titles will also fall under the MUST READ VALIANT banner this winter with a new wave of self-contained stories and easy jumping-on points from some of the brightest talents in the industry today. Look for new MUST READ VALIANT milestones each month, beginning in November with Quantum and Woody #5 by James Asmus and Ming Doyle; then continuing on in December with Shadowman #13 by Peter Milligan and Roberto De La Torre; and in January with Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #18 by Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart and Bart Sears; Harbinger #20 by Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry; and Eternal Warrior #5 by Greg Pak and Diego Bernard.

Retailers take note: see your order form for incentives on all MUST READ VALIANT titles, including a steep wholesale discount price on all copies of MUST READ VALIANT: GREATEST HITS #1 ordered.

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

MUST READ VALIANT: GREATEST HITS #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI, JAMES ASMUS, JOSHUA DYSART, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, and JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by LEE GARBETT, TOM FOWLER, KHARI EVANS, CLAYTON HENRY, PERE PEREZ, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, MICO SUAYAN, and LEWIS LAROSA
$5.99/T+/112 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 15th!


Heroes Go Out the H.A.R.D. Way in BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #15

BSCORPS_015_COVER_LUPACCHINOValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #15 from the all-star creative team of co-writers Christos Gage & Joshua Dysart and artist Emanuela Lupacchino! Project Rising Spirit has just activated a new crop of expendable suicide commandos…and they’re first field mission is a one-way ticket into the crosshairs of Toyo Harada!

Trapped in an enemy stronghold, Bloodshot has been broken – dismantled piece-by-piece, nanite-by-nanite by the Harbinger Foundation’s most disturbed minds. But when Bloodshot’s signal goes dark, who can the black ops military contractor known as Rising Spirit bring in to recover its most expensive soldier? Time to call in…H.A.R.D. Corps!

Post-corporate warfare gets a whole lot deadlier when Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #15 flies out the fire and into the Harbinger Foundation on October 16th! And don’t miss the Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #15 Valiant 8-Bit Level Two Variant by artist Matthew Waite, in stores the same day.

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

BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #15
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (AUG131492)
Valiant 8-Bit Level Two Variant by MATTHEW WAITE (AUG131493)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 16th!

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NYCC: PRIEST & M.D. BRIGHT Reunite for New QUANTUM AND WOODY Mini-Series – Coming in 2014 from VALIANT

Q2_001_PROMO_BRIGHTValiant is proud to announce that Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright, the acclaimed creators of Quantum and Woody, will reunite for Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody – an all-new, five-issue mini-series bringing the original world’s worst superhero team into the 21st century!

Set wholly in the original continuity of Priest and Bright’s groundbreaking Acclaim Comics series, the new mini – which represents the return of both creators to monthly comics – will pick up in the modern day, launching an older Quantum and Woody into an all-new adventure set 20 years after the events of their original series.

“Soon as Doc and I started hashing out the plotline, we got into a huge argument. It was just like old times. Happy to be back on the goat,” said Priest.

“It’s enormously exciting to have Priest and Doc return to the iconic characters they made famous,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “Over the years, the legend of the original series has only grown, and they’re about to unleash a fearless new chapter in the lives of Quantum and Woody.”

Whatever happened to the world’s worst superhero team? Twenty years past their prime, the unlikely crime-fighting duo known as Quantum and Woody have long since parted ways and retired…until a middle-aged Quantum suddenly reappears with a brand-new teenage partner—and his wisecracking ex-best friend gets mad. Now Woody is out to break up the all-new, all-different Quantum and Woody and put an end to Quantum’s recklessness and child endangerment…just as Quantum sets out to bring down a shadowy, globe-spanning agency of freelance spies and assassins. As Quantum’s plan crumbles right through Woody’s fingers, will the former friends set aside their differences…and their age…and their numerous health difficulties…to join forces one last time without driving each other crazy?

A veteran writer and editor with more than 35 years experience in the comic book industry, Christopher J. Priest has written nearly every major character in comics, with notable runs on series including Action Comics, Amazing Spider-Man, Black Panther, Captain America, Conan the Barbarian, Deadpool, and many more.

M.D. Bright began his career in comics in 1978 and has worked consistently on some of the industry’s most popular and enduring titles ever since. One of the all-time definitive artists of Green Lantern, Iron Man, and G.I. Joe, Bright has also contributed to Batman, Captain America, Thor, Wonder Woman and countless others.

For more information on Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody and more, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

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Written by PRIEST
Art & Covers by M.D. BRIGHT
COMING IN 2014!

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NYCC: MUST READ VALIANT! GREG PAK Jumps to 4001 A.D. in ETERNAL WARRIOR #5!

EW_005_COVER_CRAINThis January, see the Valiant Universe of 4001 A.D. for the very first time!

Valiant is proud to announce that New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Batman/Superman) and rising star Diego Bernard (Shadowman, Witchblade) will be jump-starting the legendary future timeline of the Valiant Universe in Eternal Warrior #5! This January, discover an all-new vision of the year 4001 as the Eternal Warrior soldiers into “Eternal Emperor” – a brand new story arc revealing a transformed Gilad Anni-Padda fighting the forces of final extinction to protect a tattered remnant of humanity on a ravaged continent.

“This is a radically different future with huge emotional ramifications for our characters,” Pak revealed today in exclusive interview at IGN. “We’re going whole hog here – taking advantage of this crazy premise to explore a massive, mind-bending story we could never do in the present.”

“The future timeline was always an essential element of the original Valiant Universe,” added Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “We’re continuing in that grand tradition with ‘Eternal Emperor,’ an action-packed milestone that shows the Eternal Warrior in a new light, one that’s vivid and heartbreaking, and taps into the best that the character has to offer.”

EW_005_PULLBOX_BERNARDTwo thousand years from today, the planet has been transformed by science, technology…and war. The centuries have not been kind to the Earth’s own undying warrior – but a battle that could change everything is just beginning right here in the 21st century. Find out where the roots of humanity’s last stand will begin when Greg Pak and Diego Bernard build a bridge to the year 4001…and unearth a brand new era for the heroes of the Valiant Universe.

To find out more about 4001 and beyond, join Greg Pak and an all-star panel of Valiant insiders at New York Comic-Con for the Valiant Comics: Must Read Valiant panel presentation on Saturday, October 12th at 4 pm.

A wave of new arcs and easy jumping-on points for Valiant’s acclaimed ongoing series, previously announced MUST READ VALIANT milestones include Quantum and Woody #5 by James Asmus and Ming Doyle; Shadowman #13 by the all-new creative team of Peter Milligan and Roberto De La Torre; and Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #18 by Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart and Bart Sears; and Harbinger #20 by Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry. This winter, find out why VALIANT is the MUST READ publisher in comics today, right here with MUST READ VALIANT!

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

ETERNAL WARRIOR #5 (NEW ARC – ETERNAL EMPEROR)
Written by GREG PAK
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by DAVE BULLOCK
Variant Cover by DAVID MACK
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE IN JANUARY!

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NYCC: VALIANT Benefits USA LUGE with UNITY #1 TEAM USA LUGE VARIANT!

UNITY_001_VARIANT_LUGEValiant is proud to unveil the UNITY #1 Team USA Luge Variant – a special, benefit-edition variant cover for 2013′s most anticipated comic book event, featuring many of the USA Luge team athletes who will represent the United States in competition next February in Sochi, Russia. A portion of the proceeds from each UNITY #1 Team USA Luge Variant sold will be donated directly to the USA Luge team and contribute to their ongoing fundraising goals.

As an official sponsor of USA Luge, Valiant designed the look of the USA Luge uniforms, with luge athletes appearing in-competition at events across the world in racing suits patterned after Valiant’s flagship hero, X-O Manowar. Now, for the first time anywhere, this cutting-edge luge suit design – originally envisioned by artists Patrick Zircher and Khari Evans – will make its comic book debut in an all-new UNITY #1 cover image with artwork by rising star Diego Bernard. Featuring X-O Manowar surrounded by the real-life luge athletes he helped to inspire, the UNITY #1 Team USA Luge Variant will be the first time Valiant has produced a specially commissioned variant cover for fundraising purposes.

“With X-O Manowar taking center stage next month in UNITY #1 and the beginning of the 2014 Games just months away, the timing couldn’t be better to celebrate the unprecedented partnership between Valiant and USA Luge,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Licensing, Consumer Products, and Ad Sales. “It has been an enormous pleasure working the team and their incredibly gifted athletes, and now we hope to assist them even further with this one-of-a-kind, special edition cover for our biggest release of the year.”

“Valiant has truly captured the passion and vitality of our athletes with this cover,” said Gordy Sheer, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship for USA Luge. “Look for the team to bring every ounce of the energy presented here to Sochi when the Games begin this coming February.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (SEP131344)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by BRYAN HITCH (SEP131346)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by J.G. JONES (SEP131345)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TRAVEL FOREMAN (SEP131349)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (SEP131347)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (SEP131348)
Valiant 8-Bit Evolution Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (SEP131350)
Team USA Luge Variant by DIEGO BERNARD (SEP131352)
Valiant Signature Series Variant by BART SEARS (SEP131353)
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS (SEP131354)
B&W Sketch Variant by NEAL ADAMS (SEP131355)
Blank Variant also available (SEP131351)
$3.99/T+/40 pgs.
ON SALE 11/13/13 (FOC – 10/21/13)

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“VALIANT COMICS: MUST READ VALIANT” PANEL.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12th. 4PM.
ONLY AT NEW YORK COMIC CON.

(SHHH…IT’S A SECRET.)

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MUST READ VALIANT! CLAYTON HENRY Goes Exclusive for “RESISTANCE” in HARBINGER #20!

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Valiant is proud to announce that acclaimed artist Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars, Archer & Armstrong) has signed on as the publisher’s next exclusive artist for the launch of “Resistance” – a brand new story arc beginning this January in Harbinger #20!

Henry joins artists Doug Braithwaite (Unity), Trevor Hairsine (Eternal Warrior), and Cary Nord (X-O Manowar), as well as New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps) and acclaimed colorist Brian Reber (Unity), as the latest addition to Valiant’s roster of exclusive talent.

Harbinger20_1200px-1As revealed today in an exclusive interview at Comic Vine, the best-selling Harbinger Wars creative team of Dysart and Henry will reunite for “Resistance” – an all-new jumping on point that will lead Peter Stanchek and the Renegades into the final act of their crusade against Toyo Harada…and introduce an unlikely new ally into their growing battle against the Harbinger Foundation.

Peter Stanchek and his team of teenage superhuman outlaws have decided that the best defense is a strong offense. Pursued from coast-to-coast by their would-be overlord in the Harbinger Foundation, the Renegades are about to launch a strategic strike on Harada’s secret empire – and they’ll start by revealing to the world just what kind of power they’ve been hiding all along. The ace up their sleeve? A seemingly normal teenage hacker named Ax…who knows exactly what Harada has been up to since day one…

As the latest installment of the MUST READ VALIANT campaign, Harbinger #20 is a perfect introduction to the series that Comic Vine says “[will] leave your jaw on the floor.”

“This arc will be incredibly new-reader friendly… We’ve built a lot of great jumping-on points into the previous issues, but this will be the easiest one yet. If you’ve haven’t read the book, this is the one to try. If friends haven’t read the book, this is the one to hand to them,” Dysart told Comic Vine.

Other recently announced MUST READ VALIANT milestones include Quantum and Woody #5 by award-winning writer James Asmus and rising star Ming Doyle; Shadowman #13 by the all-new creative team of Peter Milligan and Roberto De La Torre; and Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #18 by fan favorite creators Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart and Bart Sears. This winter, find out why VALIANT is the MUST READ publisher in comics today with a new series of self-contained stories and easy jumping-on points from some of the brightest talents in comics today.

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

HARBINGER #20 (NEW ARC – RESISTANCE)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by ZACHARY MONTOYA
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE IN JANUARY!


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