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VALIANT Goes 8-Bit for HARBINGER WARS: BATTLE FOR LAS VEGAS – Coming Soon to iOS and Android!

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This summer, Valiant’s Harbinger Wars crossover event will be delivering 8-bits of awesome to iOS and Android devices everywhere!

Kotaku today debuted the first look at Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas – an 8-bit side-scrolling video game tracing the events of Valiant’s upcoming summer crossover! Following the release of Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4) on April 3rd, the game’s first level – colliding the casts of the Bloodshot and Harbinger ongoing series against one another – will be available as a free download via the iOS App Store and Google Play in mid-April.

Developed by Storm City Entertainment, Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas offers fans the chance to follow nanite-enhanced commando Bloodshot or teenage telekinetic Peter Stanchek as they fight their way out of a classified Project Rising Spirit compound and into a psiot-occupied casino on the Vegas strip. Following the release of each of Harbinger Wars’ four issues, fans will be offered the opportunity to download new levels, each based around plot developments and settings presented in the Valiant mini-series by writers Joshua Dysart and Duane Swierczynski and artist Clayton Henry. In-app purchases will also allow users to acquire a variety of new weapons and characters as the game progresses, including Toyo Harada, newly introduced members of the H.A.R.D. Corps, and more.

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“Following on the heels of our partnership with USA Luge, this is just the latest in a series of programs we have in the works to strengthen the Valiant brand in comics and beyond,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions and Ad Sales. “Our characters have a history in the gaming community and this is the start of a brand new chapter for the Valiant Universe.”

“We are extremely excited to be working with Valiant Entertainment on their first foray in mobile gaming. Valiant’s creative staff is incredibly keen to combine the print and digital mediums, and bringing the events of the Harbinger Wars mini-series to mobile is a unique opportunity to do precisely that,” said Storm City President Steve Newton.

“With Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas, we’re striving to achieve the perfect synergy of gameplay and story,” said Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “The events of the Harbinger Wars series will be reflected monthly in the game itself and we’ll also be paying homage to the 8-bit style with a line of non-incentive 8-bit covers for our June comic releases. This has been a tremendously fun initiative to work on, and one that we think fans and retailers will respond to as well.”

To mark the game’s release across the rest of Valiant’s publishing line, Valiant is also offering 8-bit variant shelf covers by artist Matthew Waite for each of its ongoing titles this June – X-O Manowar #14, Harbinger #13, Bloodshot #12, Archer & Armstrong #10 and Shadowman #7.

Look for Valiant’s 8-bit variants in finer comic shops everywhere this June – and jump into the Harbinger Wars this April with three new standalone entry points into the Valiant Universe in Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4) on April 3rd, Harbinger #11 on April 10th, and Bloodshot #10 on April 17th!

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Your First Look Inside HARBINGER WARS #1!

HWARS_001_COVER_LAROSAOn April 3rd, there will be no winners. Just survivors. Harbinger Wars is coming!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4) – the can’t miss first chapter of the game-changing battle between Bloodshot and Harbinger that will define the Valiant Universe in 2013! From acclaimed writers Joshua Dysart and Duane Swierczynski and red-hot artists Clayton Henry and Clayton Crain, Valiant’s first family crossover event starts right here this April!

For decades, Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation and the government’s own Project Rising Spirit have been waging a secret war over the rarest resource known to man – the unruly superhuman telekinetics known as Harbingers. Over the years, they’ve each collected a small army of these empowered children to inflict their agendas on the world. But now, the reformed Harbinger hunter known as Bloodshot needs to atone for his crimes – and he’s going to start by releasing two dozen of the most volatile Harbingers from their PRS prison and into the world.

Bloodshot wants to lead them. Toyo Harada wants to control them. And Peter Stancheck, a teenage renegade with immense powers of his own, wants to give them free rein. But the runaway children of PRS have their own ideas for the future…and, as the body count rises, the Valiant Universe will realize that power this immense cannot be contained. It must be exercised. Who will survive the Harbinger Wars?

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Spanning 12 issues total, the definitive Valiant Universe storyline of the year begins on April 3rd in Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4)! Then the action continues with new jumping-on points in Harbinger #11 and Bloodshot #10 – the first issues of all-new four-part storylines chronicling the fallout of the Valiant Universe’s first full-scale superhuman conflict. Follow the entire Harbinger Wars saga through Harbinger Wars, Harbinger and Bloodshot or read each series independently for a complete standalone story arc!

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

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HARBINGER WARS #1 (OF 4)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY & CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB131152)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (FEB131153)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (FEB131154)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (FEB131155)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE – 4/3/13 (FOC – 3/11/13)

HARBINGER #11 (HARBINGER WARS)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by KHARI EVANS (FEB131156)
Pullbox Exclusive Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (FEB131157)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (FEB131158)
$3.99/T+/32pgs.
ON SALE 4/10/13 (FOC – 3/18/13)

BLOODSHOT #10 (HARBINGER WARS)
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (FEB131159)
Pullbox Exclusive Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (FEB131160)
Wraparound Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB131161)
$3.99/T+/32pgs.
ON SALE 4/17/13 (FOC – 3/25/13)


DYSART, EVANS & HAIRSINE Uncover the First HARBINGER WAR in HARBINGER #11

HAR_011_COVER_EVANS_WARSValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #11 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new arc launching Peter Stanchek and the Renegades straight into the heart of the Harbinger Wars! From New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and superstar artists Khari Evans and Trevor Hairsine, start reading here to discover what has been drawing the Renegades toward Las Vegas – and just how a decades-old secret connects their cause to Toyo Harada’s first Harbinger War.

Before the Harbinger Foundation, before Project Rising Spirit, Toyo Harada spent decades circling the globe, recruiting empowered individuals to his cause with coercion, intimidation and influence. But how is one deal brokered in secret between Harada and Rising Sprit Securities forty years ago now wreaking havoc in the modern day? And, meanwhile, how will Peter Stanchek and the rest of Harada’s most wanted react to the revelation of Rising Spirit’s secret mission and the Harbinger hunter known as Bloodshot?

One week after Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4) hits stands, meet the veterans of Harada’s first Harbinger War in Harbinger #11 on April 10th – then follow the fallout of Bloodshot’s epic Vegas showdown into Bloodshot #10 on April 17th! Spanning 12 issues total, follow the entire Harbinger Wars saga through Harbinger Wars, Harbinger and Bloodshot or read each series independently for a complete standalone story arc!

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

HARBINGER WARS #1 (OF 4)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY & CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB131152)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (FEB131153)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (FEB131154)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (FEB131152)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE – 4/3/13 (FOC – 3/11/13)

HARBINGER #11 (HARBINGER WARS)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by KHARI EVANS (FEB131156)
Pullbox Exclusive Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (FEB131157)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (FEB131158)
$3.99/T+/32pgs.
ON SALE 4/10/13 (FOC – 3/18/13)

BLOODSHOT #10 (HARBINGER WARS)
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (FEB131159)
Pullbox Exclusive Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (FEB131160)
Wraparound Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB131161)
$3.99/T+/32pgs.
ON SALE 4/17/13 (FOC – 3/25/13)

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DR. MIRAGE Lives Again in SHADOWMAN #5

SM_005_COVER_ZIRCHERThe Associated Press today announced that Dr. Mirage, Valiant’s preeminent psychic investigator and supernatural hero, will debut this Wednesday in Shadowman #5 in a new incarnation created by writer Justin Jordan and co-writer/artist Patrick Zircher.

In this new iteration, Dr. Mirage is the stage name of Shan Fong, a one-time television investigator of paranormal phenomena whose unique abilities make her an invaluable asset to police departments around the world. During the upcoming “Darque Reckoning” storyline – beginning on March 6th in Shadowman #5 – Fong steps into the world of Jack Boniface and the Shadowman after discovering that no matter where she goes, the dead only have one thing to say: “Master Darque is coming.”

“Since the Summer of Valiant, we’ve been slowly building towards several key events. You can see the first of these events this April in Harbinger Wars, where Bloodshot and Harbinger collide,” Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani told the AP. “The return of Dr. Mirage is part of that plan — part of setting the stage. Dr. Mirage is a key piece in the future of the Valiant Universe and the timing of the return, as well as the manner, is no accident.”

Read the Associated Press’ complete coverage here.

For more information on Shadowman, X-O Manowar, and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Twitter, on Facebook, or at ValiantUniverse.com.

SHADOWMAN #5 – ON SALE MARCH 6th!
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER, LEE GARBETT, & ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JAN131302)
“Blackout” Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JAN131303)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (JAN131304)
Linewide Variant by RAFAEL GRAMPA (JAN131305)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

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Call in the…H.A.R.D. CORPS!

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JOSHUA DYSART. DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI. CLAYTON HENRY.
COMING THIS JUNE.


BLOODSHOT #9 Goes Up in Flames

BS_009_COVER_HENRYValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot #9 by best-selling writerDuane Swierczynski and fan favorite artist Manuel Garcia! With Harbinger Wars just 30 days away, the foundation of Valiant’s first family crossover gets laid right here in the indispensable final chapter of “The Rise & The Fall” – and there’s no turning back now.

Deep in the bowels of Project Rising Spirit, Bloodshot is about to face the most difficult decision of his life. Confronted with his past as a PRS “Harbinger hunter,” will he release the dangerously super-powered test subjects he once captured back into the world – even as they plot a campaign of fear and terror? Or will he return to the role he knows best – killer – and finish the job he was designed to do? Is he a savior? Or an assassin? And which path will wipe his slate clean, once and for all?

Full of shocks, heart-stopping action and more backstabbing than a dozen productions of Julius Caesar, Bloodshot #9 has its finger on the trigger – and the shot that will be heard ’round the Valiant Universe gets fired right here on March 13th!

BLOODSHOT #9 – ON SALE MARCH 13th!
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN131312)
Variant Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (JAN131313)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

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SHADOWMAN VOL. 1: BIRTH RITES TPB Is VALIANT’s Next $9.99 Trade Paperback!

SM_TPB_VOL_001Valiant is proud to announce that the Shadowman Vol. 1: Birth Rites trade paperback collection will debut on April 24th at just $9.99!

Previously solicited at $14.99, the Shadowman Vol. 1: Birth Rites TPB collects the first four issues of Valiant’s best-selling Shadowman series by acclaimed creators Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) and Patrick Zircher (Captain America) and joins the rest of Valiant’s volume one collections at the special introductory price of $9.99.

“Both fans and retailers have had an enthusiastic response to our $9.99 trade paperback releases. At this stage, one of Valiant’s top priorities is to ensure that our titles are available to as many new readers as possible. Introducing the premiere volumes of our ongoing titles at $9.99 is an easy way to do just that,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “If you’ve been waiting to discover Valiant, or simply missed your chance to jump on board Shadowman, or Harbinger or any other Valiant series, each and every first volume in our line of trade paperbacks will be right there waiting for you for less than ten bucks.”

There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?

Start reading here to the witness the rise of New Orleans’ next nocturnal protector as Shadowman meets the forces of the Deadside head-on and makes an indelible impression on the Valiant Universe. And don’t miss the other introductory volumes in Valiant’s line of specially priced $9.99 trade paperback collections – X-O Manowar Vol. 1: By The Sword TPB, Harbinger: Vol. 1: Omega Rising TPB, Bloodshot Vol. 1: Setting the World on Fire TPB, Archer & Armstrong Vol. 1: The Michelangelo Code TPB – available in finer comics shops everywhere!

For more information on Shadowman, X-O Manowar, and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Twitter, on Facebook, or at ValiantUniverse.com.

SHADOWMAN VOL. 1: BIRTH RITES TPB (FEB131168)
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
$9.99/Rated T+/112 pgs.
ISBN: 978-1-939346-00-1
Collecting SHADOWMAN #1-4
ON SALE 4/24/13 (FOC – 4/1/13)

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL. 1: THE MICHELANGELO CODE TPB (JAN131309)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
$9.99/Rated T+/112 pgs.
Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1-4
ISBN: 978-0-9796409-8-8
ON SALE 3/6/13

BLOODSHOT VOL. 1: SETTING THE WORLD ON FIRE TPB (DEC121274)
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA & ARTURO LOZZI
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
$9.99/Rated T+/112 pgs.
Collecting BLOODSHOT #1-4
ISBN: 978-0-9796409-6-4
ON SALE NOW!

HARBINGER VOL. 1: OMEGA RISING TPB (NOV121345)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS & LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
$9.99/Rated T+/128 pgs.
Collecting HARBINGER #1-5
ISBN: 978-0-979-6409-5-7
ON SALE NOW!

X-O MANOWAR VOL. 1: BY THE SWORD TPB (OCT121241)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
$9.99/Rated T+/112 pgs.
Collecting X-O MANOWAR #1-4
ISBN: 978-0-97964094-0-5
ON SALE NOW!

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MASTER DARQUE Dawns on SHADOWMAN #5

SM_005_COVER_ZIRCHERValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Shadowman #5  the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new arc by acclaimed creators Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher with Lee Garbett (X-O Manowar) and Roberto De La Torre (Age of Apocalypse)! Start reading here as the new Shadowman dives headlong into the dark side of the Valiant Universe  only to find himself caught in the crossfire of a demonic turf war engineered by the unspeakable evil of Master Darque!

Jack Boniface has just been to Hell and back. After surviving the horrors of the Deadside, Jack is taking his new abilities to the limit and discovering more about the legacy of the Shadowman with each passing night. But what if he wasn’t the only thing that managed to escape back to Earth? Something dark has arrived in New Orleans, leaving death and madness in its black wake. What’s more, the city’s deadliest cartel assassin is after Jack, and he refuses to die  literally!

Be here on March 6th as Valiant’s best-selling hero begins a brand new chapter inShadowman #5  the perfect entry point into the series that Comic Vine says “delivers on every level.”

For more information on Shadowman, X-O Manowar, and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Twitter, on Facebook, or at ValiantUniverse.com.

SHADOWMAN #5 – ON SALE MARCH 6th!
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER, LEE GARBETT, & ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JAN131302)
“Blackout” Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JAN131303)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (JAN131304)
Linewide Variant by RAFAEL GRAMPA (JAN131305)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

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CLAYTON CRAIN Joins HARBINGER WARS #1 with DYSART, SWIERCZYNSKI, and HENRY!

HWARS_001_COVER_LAROSAValiant is proud to announce that superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage) is joining Joshua DysartDuane Swierczynski, and Clayton Henry for Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s first family crossover! Arriving in stores on April 3rd, Harbinger Wars #1 is the can’t-miss first chapter of the event that will pit Bloodshot and Harbinger against a new generation of superhuman – and each other.

“Clayton Crain is a phenomenal talent and we’re extraordinarily happy to have him joining Valiant for Harbinger Wars #1,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “He will be handling a pivotal sequence introducing Generation Zero, the strike force controlled by Project Rising Spirit that inadvertently sets the Harbinger Wars in motion.”

For decades, Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation and the government’s own Project Rising Spirit have been waging a secret war over the rarest resource known to man – the unruly superhuman telekinetics known as Harbingers. Over the years, they’ve each collected a small army of these empowered children to inflict their agendas on the world. But now, the reformed Harbinger hunter known as Bloodshot needs to atone for his crimes – and he’s going to start by releasing two dozen of the most volatile Harbingers from their PRS prison and into the world.

HWARS_checklistBloodshot wants to lead them. Toyo Harada wants to control them. And Peter Stancheck, a teenage renegade with immense powers of his own, wants to give them free rein. But the runaway children of PRS have their own ideas for the future…and, as the body count rises, the Valiant Universe will realize that power this immense cannot be contained. It must be exercised. Who will survive the Harbinger Wars?

A 12-issue crossover event from an all-star cast of visionary talent, the defining Valiant Universe storyline of the year begins in Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4). Then the action continues with all-new jumping-on points inHarbinger #11 and Bloodshot #10 – the first issues of new standalone, four-issue story arcs chronicling the fallout of the Valiant Universe’s first full-scale superhuman conflict. Spanning 12 issues total, follow the story independently in Harbinger Wars, Harbinger or Bloodshot, or read them all to experience the full scope and intensity of the Harbinger Wars saga!

It all begins on April 3rd in Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4) – written by Joshua Dysart and Duane Swierczynski with art by Clayton Henry and Clayton Crain!

HARBINGER WARS #1 (OF 4)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY & CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB131152)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (FEB131153)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (FEB131154)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (FEB131152)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE – 4/3/13 (FOC – 3/11/13)

HARBINGER WARS #2 (OF 4)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR131316)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR131317)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAR131318)
Variant Cover by STEPHANE PERGER (MAR131319)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE – 5/1/13 (FOC – 4/8/13)

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VALIANT Heads to EMERALD CITY COMICON 2013!

HWARS_sketchbook_coverThis March, the Harbinger Wars are heading north for the largest comic book and pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest!

Valiant is proud to announce its debut appearance at Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) on March 1-3, 2013 in Seattle, WA – and we’re bringing along a boatload of free swag, show exclusive products, and special guests to celebrate!

Visit Valiant at Booth #2008 all weekend long to get a sneak peek at the future of the Valiant Universe inside the pages of theHarbinger Wars Sketchbook – a FREE first look inside the biggest Valiant event of the summer!

Plus, for the first time ever, Valiant will also be debuting new Shadowman logo t-shirts for sale, alongside a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and blank convention-only flip books!

And, to find out everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2013, join us on Sunday, March 3rd at 12 noon in Room 3AB for the Valiant 2013: Harbinger Wars and Beyond panel!

With the opening shot of Harbinger Wars only weeks away, get ready to discover the secrets that will put Harbinger and Bloodshot on an inescapable collision course – directly from a panel of Valiant insiders, including incoming Bloodshot penciller Barry Kitson, X-O Manowar artist/inker Stefano Gaudiano, Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce, and Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani!

We’ll see you at ECCC!


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