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Watch Out, QUANTUM AND WOODY #3… Nothing Can Stop the NIGHTMARE BRIGADE!

QW_003_COVER_DOEValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Quantum and Woody #3 – the next issue of the summer’s best-selling, critic-scorching new series debut by James Asmus (Thief of Thieves) and Tom Fowler (Venom)! The scheming forces of the E.R.A. will stop at nothing to unlock the secret science behind Quantum and Woody’s powers – and they’re just getting started!

What scares you more than anything else you can imagine? WRONG. The answer is…the Nightmare Brigade! See what it takes to tear our boys apart – figuratively and literally – as Quantum and Woody fall into the clutches of the super-science abominations that want to dissect the source of their new powers quark by quark!

The series that IGN calls “simply brilliant” rockets into its next must-read chapter on September 4th, right here in Quantum and Woody #3!

Plus: find out what brought Valiant’s newest “heroes” – kind of a stretch, we know – together on August 21st when their sold-out first issue returns to stores everywhere with the Quantum and Woody #1 Second Printing Variant, featuring an all-new cover by Emanuela Lupacchino (Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps)!

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

QUANTUM AND WOODY #3
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK (JUL131317)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (JUL131318)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 9/4/13 (FOC – 8/12/13)

QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 LUPACCHINO SECOND PRINTING VARIANT
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (JUN138088)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 8/21/13 (FOC – 8/5/13)

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UNITY #1 Unleashes “MURDERER’S ROW” – Featuring BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, TRAVEL FOREMAN, PAOLO RIVERA and CLAYTON CRAIN!

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Valiant is proud to present the first look at “Murderer’s Row” – the staggering line-up of superstar Pullbox Exclusive cover artists behind UNITY #1!

As Valiant prepares to launch its first-ever superhero team into an all-new ongoing series by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite on November 13th, the publisher is marking the debut of the comic book event of 2013 with five limited Pullbox Exclusive Variants from some of comics’ brightest talents – 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)!

Each of Valiant’s UNITY #1 Pullbox Exclusive covers will be available only to fans who pre-order UNITY #1 with their local comic book retailer. Before the year’s biggest comic event kicks off on November 13th, contact your local comic shop to reserve your copy of UNITY #1! Fans and retailers, be advised: look for all-new UNITY promotional materials, including UNITY #1 Pullbox Pre-Order Coupons – arriving next month in a store near you!

As announced previously, UNITY #1 will also be 100% returnable for qualifying retailers.

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“Since our launch last year, Valiant has utilized a tightly managed variant strategy, designed to incentivize retailers and designate important moments in the publishing line. With the release of UNITY #1 this November, Valiant will face its most monumental moment yet and we wanted to ensure that we gave new readers more reasons that ever to jump on board. To that end, we set about constructing our most aggressive incentive program yet, including making the first issue 100% returnable for qualifying retailers, and enlisting some of the most acclaimed artists in the medium to launch UNITY full force,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce.

“Valiant’s Pullbox line was designed to get fans into stores, talking with retailers and spreading the word. Now, with returnability available for UNITY #1, we’re taking the Pullbox program to the next level,” added Valiant Sales Manager Atom! Freeman. “Valiant’s built up an incredible amount of momentum over the past year, but that was only the beginning. We’re pulling out all the stops for UNITY #1 because we’re confident in the product – Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite are delivering a jaw-dropping series that will have everyone talking. UNITY #1 is the can’t-miss book of the year.”

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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 lethal, most volatile, 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, find out why Valiant is the must-read publisher of 2013 when UNITY #1 arrives in comic shops everywhere! Contact your local retailer today to pre-order your UNITY #1 Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Bryan Hitch, J.G. Jones, Travel Foreman, Paolo Rivera, or Clayton Crain!

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

UNITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Pullbox Exclusive Variants by BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, TRAVEL FOREMAN, PAOLO RIVERA and CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by by NEAL ADAMS
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 11/13/13 (FOC – 10/21/13)


First Look: DYSART and KITSON Rise for PERFECT DAY in HARBINGER #15!

HAR_015_COVER_KITSONOn August 14th, a new day is dawning for the series that Comic Book Resources calls “one of the best superhero comics currently available”!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #15 – the FIRST ISSUE of “Perfect Day”, an all-new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and legendary artist Barry Kitson (Bloodshot, Amazing Spider-Man)! In the aftermath of Harbinger Wars, start reading here as Valiant kicks off the next year of Harbinger with an all-new, mind-bending conflict unlike anything you’ve seen before!

It’s been a brutal few months for the Renegades, culminating in the harrowing events – and losses – of the Harbinger Wars. But now the members of the team have woken up to the Best. Day. Ever. As Lou Reed sang, it’s just a perfect day, problems left all alone. But for Peter Stanchek – a kid who deserves a good day – something seems off…like all is not what it seems…

It turns out that nightmares are just dreams too. Find out what’s rattling the Renegades when all-star creators Joshua Dysart and Barry Kitson begin “Perfect Day” in Harbinger #15, in stores August 14th!

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

HARBINGER #15 (Perfect Day – Part One)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by BARRY KITSON (JUN131326)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JUN1313267)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (JUN131328)
Variant Cover by RIAN HUGHES (JUN131329)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 8/14/13

HARBINGER #16 (Perfect Day – Part Two)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by BARRY KITSON (JUL131319)
Variant Cover by ZACHARY MONTOYA (JUL131320)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 9/18/13 (FOC – 8/26/13)

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KINDT and BRAITHWAITE Launch UNITY #1 – A New Ongoing Series Coming from VALIANT in November!

UNITY_001_COVER_BRAITHWAITE_1On November 13th, Valiant’s most uncompromising heroes will unite for the very first time – in all-new ongoing series!

As revealed today by the Associated Press, the must-read comic book event of the year is UNITY #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of a new monthly series written by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT, Justice League of America) with art by comics superstar Doug Braithwaite (Justice, Journey Into Mystery) and colorist Brian Reber (Harbinger Wars, Shadowman)!

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 lethal, most volatile, most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon. Kill X-O Manowar!

“UNITY is the single biggest thing that Valiant has thrown its weight behind since the launch of the company with X-O Manowar #1,” said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “If you’ve heard the buzz about Valiant, if you’ve seen the incredible reviews, but have yet to try one of our titles, UNITY #1 is the perfect starting point. Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite are crafting an incredibly daring, action-packed epic from page one. UNITY is the very definition of can’t-miss comics.”

In anticipation of launching the publisher’s first milestone super-team title, both Doug Braithwaite and Brian Reber have signed Valiant-exclusive contracts, joining Cary Nord (X-O Manowar), Trevor Hairsine (Eternal Warrior) and Joshua Dysart (Harbinger, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps) on Valiant’s growing roster of exclusive talent.

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

Legendary artist and industry icon Neal Adams (Green Lantern/Green Arrow) will also contribute an incentive cover for issue #1.

You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve seen the reviews. On November 13th, find out why Valiant is the must-read publisher of 2013 when UNITY #1 arrives in comic shops everywhere! Start reading here for a perfect introduction to the most acclaimed characters in comics.

For more information, read the Associated Press’ complete coverage here, or visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, or at ValiantUniverse.com.

UNITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Pullbox Exclusive Variants by BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, TRAVEL FOREMAN, PAOLO RIVERA and CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 11/13/13 (FOC – 10/21/13)

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UNITY #1 – NOVEMBER 2013

Valiant is the most talked about publisher of 2013.

This November, find out why.

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


Help VALIANT and DOW Select the New Look of USA LUGE!

VALIANT_luge suit voting pollBefore USA Luge takes to the ice at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, you can help decide which Valiant-designed uniform America’s luge athletes will wear into competition next February!

Valiant is proud to announce that it has partnered with USA Luge, home of the fastest sport on ice, and USA Luge technical partner Dow for a new online contest to choose the final sled, helmet and suit designs to be used in competition at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Now through August 23rd, fans worldwide can visit www.USALuge.com to vote on their favorite combination of Valiant-designed helmets and racing suits – as envisioned by Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans (Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong) – and Dow-engineered sled! The winning, fan-selected design will join the USA Luge team in competition next February, as they represent the United States at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

“A modern, sharp-looking uniform is more than mere aesthetics, as it helps boost the confidence of athletes,” said Gordy Sheer, 1998 Olympic silver medalist and Director of Marketing and Sponsorship for USA Luge. “Valiant Entertainment has an incredible design sense, and we’re thrilled to have them contributing to the look of the USA Luge helmets and race suits for the Sochi 2014 Games.”

“Valiant is incredibly proud to be a sponsor of USA Luge, and the responsibility of overseeing the team’s next great suit and helmet designs – to be seen in action at the Sochi 2014 Games – is one that we do not take lightly. It’s been an honor to participate in the process, and we look forward to seeing which thrilling design the fans decide to send into action alongside USA Luge’s athletes in Sochi this winter,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions and Ad Sales.

The newly selected helmet and suit design will be the second Valiant-inspired uniform employed by USA Luge. A corporate sponsor of the team and its athletes since 2012, Valiant also designed the look of USA Luge’s race gear for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 World Cup and World Championship seasons with a groundbreaking uniform design patterned after the iconic design of X-O Manowar, the armor-clad hero of Valiant’s flagship comic series.

Now, with four all-new new designs to choose from – Flagship, Racer, Silver Wave, and Stargate – fans are encouraged to select their favorite look and make their voice heard before the final ballots are cast on August 23rd. Visit www.USALuge.com today to cast your vote and bring the USA Luge team one step closer to glory this winter at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games!


Sold-Out QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 Returns with SECOND PRINTING Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO!

QW_001_VARIANT_SECONDPRINTValiant is proud to announce that Quantum and Woody #1 has sold out at the distributor level and will return to store shelves on August 21st – with an all-new cover by rising star Emanuela Lupacchino (Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps, Archer & Armstrong)!

“Quantum and Woody is the first title of the second Summer of Valiant initiative. It has generated an enormously positive response from fans, critics, and retailers,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Even with a generous overprint, Quantum and Woody #1 sold out at an incredibly brisk pace. Stay tuned, this is a book to watch and we have some big plans in store yet.”

On August 21st, start reading here as fan favorite creators James Asmus (Thief of Thieves, Gambit) and Tom Fowler (Venom, Hulk: Season One) punt the world’s worst superhero team headfirst into the Valiant Universe! When their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody Henderson will find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Brace yourselves – Quantum and Woody are coming! Don’t miss your chance to get in on the ground floor when the Quantum and Woody #1 Lupacchino Second Printing Variant arrives on August 21st!

And look for the second stun-gunning, gauntlet-colliding chapter of the summer’s most anticipated new series on August 7th when Quantum and Woody #2 slams into stores!

This August, find out why this is the book reaping goat-loads of praise from fans and critics in the Quantum and Woody #1 Lupacchino Second Printing Variant and Quantum and Woody #2!

“[Quantum and Woody] shows that Valiant is upping its game for year two.” – The Onion/A.V. Club
“The world’s worst superhero team is off to a fantastic start.” – IGN
“It’s great stuff.” – MTV Geek
“With such a solid first issue, ‘Quantum and Woody’ is poised to be yet another critically acclaimed hit for Valiant comics.” – Comic Book Resources
“A true must read” – Mania
“Valiant did it again. They have unleashed another great new series.” – Comic Vine

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

QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 LUPACCHINO SECOND PRINTING VARIANT
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (JUN138088)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 8/21/13 (FOC – 8/5/13)

QUANTUM AND WOODY #2
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK (JUN131320)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (JUN131321)
Variant Cover by RIAN HUGHES (JUN131322)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 8/7/13

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First Look: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #14 and the Unholy Origins of SECT CIVIL WAR!

AA_014_COVER_EVANSThis October, the mad, mad, mad Archer & Armstrong event of the year goes all the way back to mummy times to reveal the history mystery behind the conflict that’s coming – yes, folks, it’s the unholy origin tale of the conspiracy behind Sect Civil War!

Valiant is proud to present the first look inside Archer & Armstrong #14 – the FIRST ISSUE of Sect Civil War, an all-new, four-issue mini-event from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Zombies) and Harvey Award nominee Khari Evans (Harbinger)!

For centuries, the cloak-and-dagger coalition of conspiracies collectively known as The Sect has worked together to bring silent oppression and undercover tyranny to a world that thought it was free. But, now after centuries of profit sharing and uneasy alliances, the factions of The Sect are about to erupt into open conflict…and the only men that can end the insanity are Archer & Armstrong! Too bad they’re fighting for different sides! Why? How? And will either survive?

AA_014_PULLBOX_WALSHBut before the Sect Civil War tears the modern day to shreds, journey back to 1300 B.C. to witness the birth of all Sects past and present… the founding of the greatest conspiracy ever known to man… and why Armstrong might just be to blame for it all!

Immortal adventurers! Power-crazed pharaohs! Globe-trotting intrigue! Non-stop backstabbing! Beer! Nope, it wasn’t ancient aliens that brought down the kingdom of Egypt – blame it all on Sect Civil War when Archer & Armstrong #14 cannonball-runs its way into stores on October 9th!

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

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #14 (SECT CIVIL WAR – PART ONE)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by KHARI EVANS (AUG131475)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MICHAEL WALSH (AUG131476)
Level Two Valiant 8-Bit Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (AUG131477)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (AUG131478)
ON SALE 10/9/13 (FOC – 9/16/13)

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Who Will Fall in SHADOWMAN #9?

SM_009_COVER_JOHNSONValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Shadowman #9 from Justin Jordan (Green Lantern: New Guardians) and all-star artists Neil Edwards (Fantastic Four) and Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil)! The final showdown between Shadowman and Master Darque has finally arrived…but those that Jack Boniface holds dearest will be the ones who suffer the most brutal blows of all.

Trapped in the Deadside with his powers at an all-time low, Jack is about to suffer a devastating betrayal as Master Darque’s ultimate plan stands revealed. Now, with the Brethren on the verge of wiping out the last of the Abettors in New Orleans, and the Deadside threatening to explode into our world, Jack will have to call on everything he’s got to stop them…or lose it all trying.

The final battle foretold since issue #1 happens here…but there will be no victory, just survival, when Master Darque leaves his mark on Shadowman #9 – in stores August 7th!

And be back in 30 days when Justin Jordan presents the next chapter of Master Darque’s early years –and the origin of all Shadowmen along with it – in Shadowman #10, in stores September 4th!

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

SHADOWMAN #9
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by NEIL EDWARDS, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, DIEGO BERNARD, ROCCO MARTELLACCI, and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (JUN131330)
Variant Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON (JUN131331)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 8/7/13

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BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #14 Recruits GAGE, DYSART, and LUPACCHINO

BSCORPS_014_COVER_JONESValiant is proud to present the first look inside Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #14 – the FIRST ISSUE of a brand new beginning from acclaimed writers Christos Gage (Thunderbolts) & Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and rising star Emanuela Lupacchino (Archer & Armstrong)! Start reading here on September 18th as Valiant lights the fuse on an explosive new assignment for the world’s most deadly soldier!

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 every mission is someone’s last.

Don’t miss the Summer of Valiant’s most action-packed release yet when Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #14 dares to beat the reaper on September 18th!

For more information on Bloodshot, H.A.R.D. Corps, and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #14
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by J.G. JONES (JUL131310)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (JUL131311)
Variant Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA (JUL131312)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 9/18/13 (FOC – 8/26/13)

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