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Valiant Preview: THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) – In Stores December 10th, 2014!

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141678)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (OCT141679)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (OCT141680)
B&W Sketch Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141681)
Blank Cover also available (OCT141682)

A battle ten millennia in the making is about to begin…with an all-new, prestige format epic 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+ | Format: VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale DECEMBER 10 (FOC – 11/17/14)

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Valiant Advent Calendar – Day Four: DIVINITY #1

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DIVINITY #1 (of 4) – Pencils by Trevor Hairsine

Coming in February

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Valiant Advent Calendar – Day Three: DIVINITY #2

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DIVINITY #2 (of 4) – Cover by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic

Coming in March

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Valiant Advent Calendar – Day Two: BLOODSHOT REBORN #1

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire, Mico Suayan, and David Baron

Coming in April

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Valiant Unveils Details on All-New VALIANT PRESTIGE Format – Including Special Features for THE VALIANT #1 and DIVINITY #1

THE-VALIANT_001_COVER_RIVERAAs VALIANT NEXT readies for the launch of six epic new ongoing series and prestige format projects beginning with the release of THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) on December 10th, Valiant is proud to reveal the first look inside the all-new VALIANT PRESTIGE format – a new form of deluxe packaging for Valiant’s most important standalone limited series and events!

Beginning with the release of THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) – the first issue of the four-issue epic 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) – next week, fans and retailers can look forward to a high-end presentation unlike anything else in comics today with each and every issue. Features for THE VALIANT #1 (of 4), the very first release to feature the VALIANT PRESTIGE format, will include:

  • Deluxe matte laminate card stock covers
  • Custom-designed heavyweight end sheets
  • An oversized, 25-page first chapter
  • An exclusive guide to THE VALIANT, detailing the backstory and origins of the series’ principal players
  • Never-before-seen commentary and back matter, curated by Eisner Award winner Paolo Rivera
  • All complete with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price!

Each subsequent issue of THE VALIANT by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera will feature the same deluxe presentation, as will DIVINITY #1 (of 4) – the VALIANT NEXT prestige format limited series debuting in February from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis). Featuring the landmark debut of Valiant’s first major new character, each issue of DIVINITY will feature covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor) and designer Tom Muller (Zero) in addition to an array specially crafted special features and behind-the-scenes insights into the development and design of Valiant’s next pivotal hero.

DIVINITY_001_COVER-A_DJURDJEVIC“The thinking behind the VALIANT PRESTIGE format is simple – match the scale, scope, and dynamism of our most unique, most epic stories with an equally compelling presentation that practically leaps off the shelf,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “By design, the first two titles to receive this treatment – THE VALIANT and DIVINITY – are stories that couldn’t be told in an ongoing book, or even as standard limited series. They truly are can’t-miss excursions into the Valiant Universe, telling stories unlike anything Valiant has undertaken before. The presentation of our VALIANT PRESTIGE offerings – no ads, exclusive content, upgraded covers, end sheets, and more – designates these titles as special books within the Valiant line, and will give fans an extra-added layer of depth to the storytelling experience.”

“Over the past three years, Valiant has introduced several new innovations to great success – subscription-only Pullbox variants, expanded Plus Edition issues, QR code-enabled talking covers, and many more,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “VALIANT PRESTIGE is a central new addition that list. It’s both a tribute to the great standalone, prestige format tales that helped inform our love of the medium, like Kingdom Come and Marvels, while, at the same time, a chance to break new ground by revitalizing and refining the concept of what prestige format can be for a whole new generation of readers. We have some truly special stuff in the offing for these titles, and we can’t wait to see them on the shelf.”

Look for more developments soon on each VALIANT PRESTIGE release, and visit your local retailer today to pre-order each epic VALIANT NEXT series. Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) on December 10th, VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015, starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never before seen characters:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

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THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141678)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (OCT141679)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (OCT141680)
B&W Sketch Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141681)
Blank Cover also available (OCT141682)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale DECEMBER 10 (FOC – 11/17/14)

THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (NOV141677)
Valiant Next Variant by PAOLO RIVERA & TOM MULLER
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (NOV141678)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (NOV141679)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/29/14)

DIVINITY #1 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (DEC141707)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (DEC141708)
Valiant Next Variant by BUTCH GUICE & TOM MULLER (DEC141709)
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC141710)
Artist Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC141711)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale FEBRUARY 11 (FOC – 1/19/15)

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Valiant Advent Calendar – Day One: THE VALIANT #4

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THE VALIANT #4 – Cover by Paolo Rivera

Coming in March

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Happy Thanksgiving from Everyone at Valiant Entertainment!

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On December 10th, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, Ninjak and the rest of Valiant’s most formidable heroes join a battle ten millennia in the making in THE VALIANT #1 – an all-new epic from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera!

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Valiant Previews: RAI #5 (NEW ARC!) | VALIANT-SIZED QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 | ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #3 (of 3) – In Stores December 3rd, 2014!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (OCT141684)
Cover B by DAVID MACK (OCT141685)
Cover C by RILEY ROSSMO (OCT141686)
QR Voice Variant by MICO SUAYAN (OCT141687)

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

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Written by MATT KINDT with SHAWN KITTELSEN and SEAN RYAN
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN with RAUL ALLEN, RYAN LEE, and DYLAN TODD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN  (OCT141688)

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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Written by TIM SIEDELL and JAMES ASMUS
Art by PERE PEREZ and BRIAN LEVEL
Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY (OCT141690)
Draw Your Own “Blank” Variant by PERE PEREZ (OCT141691)
Variant Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE (OCT141692)

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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Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (OCT141696)
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE (OCT141697)

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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[VALIANT NEXT TUESDAY] Eight-Page Preview: VALIANT NEXT Presents IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry – Coming in January!

IVAR_001_COVER-A_ALLENFrom the dawn of the dinosaurs…to the Battle of Trafalgar…to the year 4001…the team that brought you ARCHER & ARMSTRONG begins an all-new odyssey this January in IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1!

Valiant is proud to present an extended 8-page preview of IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the VALIANT NEXT ongoing series from New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry! On January 21st, get ready for a clock-stopping adventure into the distant past and far future as the most unlikely Valiant hero of all leaps into the pages of an all-new monthly series!

At this very moment in Geneva, Switzerland, history is being made. A thousand meters underground inside the Large Hadron Collider, researcher Neela Sethi is about to discover time travel – and jeopardize her life in the process. But she doesn’t know that yet. Ten minutes from now, every deadbeat chrononaut, wannabe conqueror, and misguided protector of the timestream will be banging down her door. Good thing that the legendary Ivar, Timewalker, got there first…right? Now it’s down to history’s most jaded, most tempestuous time traveler to stop the worst of everything that is, was, and will be…before time runs out!

On January 21st, start reading here as the VALIANT NEXT initiative continues with a quantum leap forward in IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 – featuring covers from red-hot artists Raul Allen (UNITY), Jorge Molina (X-Men), David Aja (Hawkeye), and Barry Kitson (Legion of Super-Heroes)!

And also arriving on January 21st from VALIANT NEXT – don’t miss THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) from superstar creators Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow), Matt Kindt (RAI), and Paolo Rivera (Daredevil)! The year’s most astonishing new adventure ratchets up the stakes right here as Bloodshot is drafted into the eons-old war against mankind’s oldest, darkest enemy, only in THE VALIANT #2 (of 4)!

Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) on December 10th, don’t miss each exciting title from VALIANT NEXT – a brand new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative talents in comics today:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April
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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (NOV141680)
Cover B by JORGE MOLINA (NOV141681)
Valiant Next Variant by CLAYTON HENRY & TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by DAVID AJA (NOV141682)
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON (NOV141683)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/29/14)

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Valiant Preview: THE DELINQUENTS #4 (of 4) – In Stores November 26th, 2014!

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Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (SEP141707)
Board Game Cover by JUAN DOE (SEP141707)
Variant Cover by CULLY HAMNER (SEP141707)

Bros before hobos!

After battling, befriending, breaking-up, and making-up, our suckers supreme – Quantum, Woody, Archer, and Armstrong – have finally arrived at their destination…Big Rock Candy Mountain! With their enemies rapidly gaining on them can our dreamed-up-team-up find the lost treasure of the hobos before it is too late? You’ve read the other three issues, you’ve played the board game, WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU NOT SEE HOW IT ENDS?! See you at the finish line, hobolievers!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 26

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