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WARNING: Valiant Reveals Special Advisory Overlay for HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 – Coming in July!

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THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 Begins as Rafer Roberts & Darick Robertson Initiate “MASSACRE” with the Death of a Major Valiant Hero

Retailers and fans, please be advised: Due to the shocking on-panel death of a major Valiant hero in July’s HARBINGER RENEGADE #5, Valiant will be taking the unprecedented step of wrapping each issue in a specially manufactured advisory overlay – complete with a clearly marked warning label – that will ship on all copies of the issue at no extra-added cost.

From multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan), HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 is the FIRST ISSUE of “MASSACRE” – a four-part jumping-on point laying the foundation for 2018’s seismic HARBINGER WARS 2 crossover event – and will be one of the most consequential and shocking single issues Valiant has published to date. As a newer, deadlier H.A.R.D. Corps team lays siege to an American metropolis, one of Valiant’s most beloved heroes will pay the ultimate price – and the immediate and lasting ramifications of their death will send shockwaves across the Valiant Universe as THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 begins in full force.

Toyo Harada’s former protege – Alexander Solomon, a “psiot” with the ability to predict and analyze potential futures – has been waiting for this moment. With the Harbinger Renegades – Peter Stanchek, Faith, Kris Hathaway, and Torque – now reunited as a result of his covert manipulations, his ultimate gambit can now begin. But he’s not the only one who has been watching. Major Charlie Palmer has just re-assigned a new division of the militarized psiot hunters codenamed H.A.R.D. Corps to active duty…and they’re about to bring a torrent of blood and calamity roaring into the streets of a major American metropolis for an all-out firefight.

The Harbinger Renegades. Livewire. Alexander Solomon. Generation Zero. Toyo Harada. Secret Weapons. Imperium. None of them are safe…and, when the smoke clears, a pivotal Valiant hero will become the first sacrifice of the massive Harbinger War that is to come.

On July 12th, the H.A.R.D. Corps declares war on all psiots on American soil – and there will be hell to pay! “MASSACRE” starts here as Rafer Roberts & Darick Robertson memorialize the fall of a Valiant icon – and begin the march towards HARBINGER WARS 2 – only in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5! Featuring covers by Darick Robertson (Happy!), Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man), Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), Marc Laming (Invaders), and Monika Palosz (Divinity III: Stalinverse), witness comic book history in the making right here in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 – now shipping with a special advisory overlay on top of each cover!

PLUS: For information on HARBINGER WARS 2, don’t miss the year’s biggest round of news and announcements from any major comic book publisher as Valiant hosts the third annual #ValiantSummit on Monday, April 17th – broadcasting live from Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG studios in Los Angeles, CA at 2 pm ET/11 am PT! Watch live at Twitch.tv/HyperRpg and follow along on Twitter using the #ValiantSummit hashtag.

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HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 (“MASSACRE” – PART 1)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover B by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN
Wraparound Variant Cover by MARC LAMING
B&W Sketch Variant by DARICK ROBERTSON
Gold Foil Linewide Variant by MONIKA PALOSZ
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 12th (FOC – 6/19/17)

 

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Six Days Until #ValiantSummit 2017 – Streaming Live on Hyper RPG on Monday, April 17th!

VS_002_TUESDAY_HAIRSINEONLY SIX DAYS UNTIL #VALIANTSUMMIT 2017 – a massive slate of news and announcements on Monday, April 17th, broadcasting live from Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG studios in Los Angeles, CA with creators Christos Gage, Eric Heisserer, Jody Houser, Matt Kindt, and more!

Follow all of #ValiantSummit 2017′s news and announcements as they happen with a livestream on Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG channelFacebook Live or Twitter. Join the conversation on Twitter at the official @ValiantComics account or follow along with coverage live from #ValiantSummit 2017 from the leading press outlets in comics today!

Teaser Artwork by Trevor Hairsine with Ryan Winn and David Baron

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C2E2 2017 – Valiant Heads to Chicago with Parties, Panels, and Exclusives in April!

C2E2_LOGOFrom Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd, Valiant is bringing its cross-country convention road show to Chicago, IL for C2E2 2017 – and we’re unleashing a non-stop line-up of exclusives, programming, panels, and parties to celebrate!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside Chicago’s McCormick Place at Booth #317 to find out why Valiant is forging the 21st century’s most acclaimed superhero universe with a complete selection of paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, FAITH, HARBINGER RENEGADE, QUANTUM & WOODY, SAVAGE and many more! And don’t miss the convention debut of brand-new finely sculpted ceramic mugs from Surreal Entertainment, featuring two of the Valiant Universe’s biggest icons, X-O Manowar and Bloodshot! [$40 per set]

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Then: explore the future of Valiant’s leading icon on Friday, April 21st at 5:30 p.m. CT in room S405A for the VALIANT: 25 YEARS OF X-O MANOWAR panel presentation! This spring, Valiant marks 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as best-selling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1! Now, right here at C2E2, join a blockbuster roundtable of Valiant staff and creators for an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history…and a special look forward at what awaits the must-read new series of 2017!

Next: the Valiant Universe leaps off of the comics page and onto the cutting edge of superhero storytelling on Saturday, April 22nd at 6:30 p.m. CT in room S405B for the VALIANT DIGITAL: NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE AND BEYOND panel presentation! Join star Jason David Frank and Valiant’s own Josh Johns and Dinesh Shamdasani as they collide MI-6’s deadly assassin against a gauntlet of Valiant’s most formidable heroes with new footage from NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE – the bone-shattering, live-action series coming in 2017 – and more news and announcements about all-new VALIANT DIGITAL projects! And stick around for a free exclusive print at the end of the panel!

Finally: the road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here at C2E2 with a superstar cast of Valiant creators and staff on Sunday, April 23rd at 12:15 p.m. in room S405B at the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation! Jump on board here to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes…and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe with never-before-seen artwork and announcements!

Plus: don you strongest armor and blast into the biggest party of the weekend on Friday, April 21st as Valiant and Pipeworks Brewing Co. kick off the C2E2 2017: X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE RELEASE PARTY! From 7 pm CT onward at Chicago’s Cobra Lounge (235 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607), Valiant is celebrating its all-new collaboration with Chicago’s own Pipeworks Brewing Co. – a new limited-edition brew created in honor of the all-new X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1, the sold-out, epic new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello!

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Co-sponsored by Valiant Entertainment, Pipeworks Brewing Co., and Hope for the Day, the first 75 party-goers will receive a strictly limited X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 cover flat – a rare, unbound comic cover pulled directly from the printing press and signed by Valiant staff and creators! Portions of the proceeds from the party’s $5 door charge and all pints of X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE poured will be donated to Hope for the Day, supporting their suicide prevention outreach and mental health education projects. RSVP online at Facebook or Eventbrite.

We’ll see you in the Windy City! And don’t miss a moment of the excitement as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through Los Angeles, Kansas City, Houston, and more throughout the spring!

Friday, April 21st – Sunday, April 23rd
C2E2
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 23rd
L.A. Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California Campus
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, April 28th – Sunday, April 30th
Planet Comic Con
Bartle Hall
Kansas City, MO

Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th
Comicpalooza
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th
Tidewater Comicon
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival
Pier 36
New York, NY

Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival
Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

* Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!*

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Seven Days Until #ValiantSummit 2017 – Streaming Live on Hyper RPG on Monday, April 17th!

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ONLY SEVEN DAYS UNTIL #VALIANTSUMMIT 2017 – a massive slate of news and announcements on Monday, April 17th, broadcasting live from Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG studios in Los Angeles, CA with creators Christos Gage, Eric Heisserer, Jody Houser, Matt Kindt, and more!

Follow all of #ValiantSummit 2017′s news and announcements as they happen with a livestream on Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG channel, Facebook Live or Twitter. Join the conversation on Twitter at the official @ValiantComics account or follow along with coverage live from #ValiantSummit 2017 from the leading press outlets in comics today!

Teaser Artwork by Lewis LaRosa with Brian Reber

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Valiant Previews: IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 – On Sale April 12th!

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Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CARY NORD with CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CARY NORD (FEB172060)
Cover B (Wraparound) by MICO SUAYAN (FEB172061)
Variant Cover by MARC LAMING (FEB172062)
Variant Cover by J.M. DRAGUNAS (FEB172063)

Archer and Armstrong! The Eternal Warrior! Ivar, Timewalker! (And a very brief appearance by Faith!)

It’s winter at King Arthur’s court in Camelot! The monstrous Green Knight has appeared before the Round Table with no armor, a gigantic axe, and a challenge. He has come to insist that the weaker knights participate in a friendly “winter’s game” where anyone can strike him once with his axe, but on one condition: That the Green Knight can return the exact blow in one year’s time. King Arthur has agreed to face the mysterious knight himself, but the Round Table’s youthful and most gallant champion, Sir Gilad, takes up the challenge to protect his king. Much to the court’s surprise, the Green Knight doesn’t flinch as his head is struck clean off…only to pick it up himself and warn Gilad that he is fated to receive the same blow before the year is out. Now, Gilad – the Eternal Warrior – must solve the mystery of who the Green Knight is before his hour at the axe comes to pass! But first, he’ll need to find some help…in the form of his own immortal brothers – Armstrong and Ivar – who shall be united once more!

New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente returns to Archer & Armstrong as Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) joins in for an oversized, 48-page one shot epic!

$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale APRIL 12th (FOC – 3/20/17)

 

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Retailer Advisory: Sold-Out BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 Returns with Second Printing in May!

BSRB_000_SECOND-PRINT_COVER_DOEThe Road to BLOODSHOT SALVATION Begins Here with a Standalone Chapter of Jeff Lemire’s Acclaimed Bloodshot Saga

As BLOODSHOT REBORN draws to a close with a sold-out zero-issue spectacular, the path toward September’s BLOODSHOT SALVATION begins!

Valiant is proud to announce that BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 – the milestone turning point for one of Valiant’s biggest icons – has sold out at the distributor level and will return to store shelves everywhere with the BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 SECOND PRINTING on May 3rd! Join New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot U.S.A., Moon Knight) and explosive artist Renato Guedes (Wolverine) here as they present a crucial standalone tale that closes the book on BLOODSHOT REBORN…and sets the stage for BLOODSHOT SALVATION – an ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES beginning in September that will forever recast the destiny of Ray Garrison and the man once known as Bloodshot!

FIRST: RAY GARRISON! THE BLOODSHOT SQUAD! DEATHMATE! PROJECT RISING SPIRIT! AND INTRODUCING…THE SCARRED MAN! In the searing aftermath of BLOODSHOT U.S.A., perhaps the most important tale in Jeff Lemire’s continuing Bloodshot epic can finally be told right here with a standalone coda bringing the biggest trial of Bloodshot’s violent life to a close…and unleashing a shocking new revelation that will upset the balance of power in the Valiant Universe for all time. The next chapter of Bloodshot starts here!

THEN: A bloody and vengeful new era for Bloodshot begins this September in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of A BLOCKBUSTER NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn) & Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn)! Ray Garrison has escaped his violent past to build the one thing he never thought he’d earn: a family. But when a hateful secret from his true love’s past threatens their fragile peace, Bloodshot will be forced to run headlong into a barrage of blood, bullets, and broken bones for a revenge-fueled assault that will have crushing consequences for those he holds most dear…

Set in two timelines – the present day (with art by LaRosa) and the future (with art by Suayan) – Jeff Lemire’s epic saga begins anew in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1! Look for more information to be revealed on Monday, April 17th at the third annual #ValiantSummit – broadcasting live from Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG studios in Los Angeles, CA.

As one of the decade’s most critically lauded series prepares to meet its fate head on, see why critics and readers everywhere are praising BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 all the way to the searing end!

“✮✮✮✮✮… Lemire’s affection towards these characters is evident… BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 is an excellent taste of what is to come.” – ComicsVerse

“ ✮✮✮✮✮… Lemire’s run with [BLOODSHOT REBORN] has been nothing if not amazing… The perfect ending.” – Comics The Gathering

“✮✮✮✮½ … Lemire saves his best stuff for Bloodshot… A great wrap-up issue.” – Bounding into Comics

“✮✮✮✮½… Valiant proves once again that it can do no wrong with Bloodshot Reborn #0… This one doesn’t disappoint.” – Outright Geekery

“✮✮✮✮½… Lemire does another superb job here… A great issue to wrap up the past and look towards a bright future.” – Pastrami Nation

“✮✮✮✮… Essential reading for fans… A fantastic epilogue.” – Graphic Policy

Don’t miss your chance to glimpse the startling new future that awaits Valiant’s deadliest man of action on May 3rd as Jeff Lemire and Renato Guedes bring one of the most revelatory tales of the year back to shelves everywhere, only in the BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 SECOND PRINTING!

Plus: Just three days after the BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 SECOND PRINTING hits shelves, look for more secrets of BLOODSHOT SALVATION on Free Comic Book Day 2017 in the VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL! On Saturday, May 6th, join Jeff Lemire and blockbuster artist Juan Jose Ryp (Britannia) as they present an exclusive BLOODSHOT SALVATION prelude that can’t be found anywhere else – and reveal the FIRST APPEARANCE of A MAJOR NEW CHARACTER with long-lasting ramifications for Bloodshot and the Valiant Universe!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 SECOND PRINTING
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover by JUAN DOE (FEB178712)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | FINAL ISSUE | T+ | On Sale MAY 5th (FOC – 4/10/17)

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA & MICO SUAYAN
Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN SEPTEMBER!

 

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Lettered Preview Debut: RAPTURE #1 – Ninjak Leads Shadowman’s Road to Redemption on May 24th!

RAPTURE_001_COVER-A_SUAYANMatt Kindt & CAFU Go Beyond Earth for Valiant’s First Fantasy-Driven Summer Event!

As revealed at ComicBook.com, Valiant is proud to present your first lettered look inside RAPTURE #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s astonishing standalone event from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar, Dept. H) and explosive artist CAFU (Rai)! On May 24th – the next “X-O Manowar Wednesday” in comics shops everywhere – join deadly MI-6 assassin Ninjak and the damaged supernatural guardian called Shadowman as they lead a preemptive strike into the forbidden dimension known as the Deadside – a realm where magic trumps might and an eons-old war machine stands at arms, ready to penetrate our reality and upend the order of heaven and hell as we now know it…

“The essential Shadowman lore is that he’s a guy plagued by this loa, a dark demon that possesses him for better or worse, and it’s plagued his family for generations. He wants to be rid of this thing, and eventually, he gets captured by MI-6 and used as a sort of reluctant agent for good… [RAPTURE] is really showcasing Shadowman, who has been gone a long time – too long,” writer Matt Kindt told ComicBook.com. “The plan is to really re-introduce Shadowman and set him up in a way that will make him a more permanent fixture in the Valiant Universe and on comic shelves.”

On a scarred landscape, two otherworldly armies prepare to battle one last time, vying for control of a massive tower named from an ancient language no longer permitted to be spoken.

One army is led by a primeval force named Babel, whose goal is singular: to breach “heaven” no matter the cost. The only thing standing in his way is a gray-haired barbaric warrior, filled with rage and regret – a man who sees this battle as his last chance for redemption. But he knows his depleted forces have little chance of victory unless aid comes soon.

Enter Tama: A 12-year old girl on the crest of a hill overlooking the battle, who has just become humanity’s only hope. The last in an ancient line of mystics who protect the Earth, she has foreseen this battle and knows millions will perish if she’s unable to stop it. Now Tama and her ragtag team of malcontents – Ninjak, Shadowman and Punk Mambo – must somehow defeat an elder god hell bent on piercing the heavens.

In the game-changing footsteps of THE VALIANT and BLOODSHOT U.S.A., Valiant’s next shocking standalone event is here! On May 24th, Shadowman’s long-awaited return to the forefront of the Valiant Universe begins with a terrifying breach between two worlds, only in RAPTURE #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Kano (Swamp Thing), and CAFU (Action Comics)!

Also in stores on May 24th: Don’t miss the next armor-plated issue of the landmark comics debut that Paste Magazine calls “a wartime epic for the ages” in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3 – part three of “SOLDIER” from visionary writer Matt Kindt (Ninjak) and Valiant exclusive superstar Tomas Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn)!

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RAPTURE #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAR172161)
Cover B by J.G. JONES (MAR172162)
Character Design Variant by KANO (MAR172165)
Variant Cover by CAFU (MAR172166)
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN (MAR172167)
NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Variant Also Available (MAR172164)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR172157)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (MAR172158)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAR172159)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by DAVID MACK (MAR172160)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale MAY 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)

 

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Prepare Yourself for #ValiantSummit 2017 – A Major Comics Media Event Streaming Live on Twitch TV on April 17th!

VALIANT-SUMMIT-FLYER_MASSAFERAValiant’s Third Annual Summit to Feature News and Announcements from Special Guests Christos Gage, Eric Heisserer, Jody Houser, Matt Kindt & More!

Valiant is proud to announce #ValiantSummit 2017 – the award-winning publisher’s third annual media event, broadcasting live from Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG Studio in Los Angeles! On Monday, April 17th at 2 pm ET/11 am PT, join Valiant and an all-star line-up of special guests – including Harvey Award nominee Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil), Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (Secret Weapons), acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Faith), and New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar) – as they unveil a blockbuster line-up of news and announcements for the coming year and beyond!

With Valiant’s biggest debut of all time – the sold-out X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1, on shelves now – sending shockwaves through the comics industry, 2017 is already the biggest year yet for the largest independent superhero universe in comics. Now, find out what epic events await Valiant’s greatest ICONS with a stunning presentation revealing what lies ahead for FAITH, NINJAK, SHADOWMAN, QUANTUM AND WOODY, and many more in the year to come, only at #ValiantSummit 2017!

Follow all of #ValiantSummit 2017′s news and announcements as they happen with a live stream on Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG channel, Facebook Live or Twitter. And join the conversation on Twitter at the official @ValiantComics account or follow along with coverage live from #ValiantSummit 2017 from the preeminent press outlets in comics today!

Plus: Look for a series of exclusive post-game recaps of all of #ValiantSummit 2017′s events with interviews, analysis, extras, and more everywhere throughout the day!

MEDIA NOTICE: Space for #ValiantSummit 2017 is limited. If you are a member of the press and would like to attend in person on Monday, April 17th live in Los Angeles, please email hunterg@valiantentertainment.com to inquire about availability.

Originally founded in 1989, Valiant Entertainment is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium with more than 80 million units sold and the third largest library of superhero characters in comics. In 2012, Valiant roared back to the fore with four new titles released under the banner of “The Summer of Valiant” – a relaunch that quickly established itself as the biggest debut of a new comic book publisher in more than a decade. Beginning with X-O MANOWAR #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, which ranked as the year’s best-selling new series from any independent publisher, Valiant has gone on to produce some of the highest selling and most critically accoladed comic titles anywhere in the industry. During the same period, the resurgent Valiant was also awarded a coveted Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year after just seven months of publishing, marking the fastest time that any new publisher had been named to one of comics’ highest honors. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films.

Consistently rated year over year as the most acclaimed comic book publisher in the industry today, Valiant has received hundreds of awards, nominations, and critical accolades, culminating in 2016 with a record-setting 50 Harvey Award nominations – the most ever received by a single publisher in the history of one of the comic book industry’s most prestigious awards.

Established in 2015 with the first #ValiantSummit broadcast live from Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters, the annual #ValiantSummit is Valiant’s biggest and most anticipated live media event of the year. Last year, Valiant followed suit and teamed with the historic Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in New York City for the second annual #ValiantSummit and revealed first word on multiple best-selling series including FAITH, BRITANNIA, SAVAGE, HARBINGER RENEGADE, and more before a packed studio audience.

On Monday, April 17th at 2 pm ET/11 am PT, find out what the future holds for the most celebrated publisher in comics today as Valiant unveils #ValiantSummit 2017 – broadcasting live on Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG channel, Facebook Live and Twitter. And don’t forget to join the celebration by using the #ValiantSummit hashtag!

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Valiant Previews: FAITH #10 (ALL-NEW ARC! “THE FAITHLESS” – PART 1) – On Sale April 5th!

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Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by JOE EISMA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KANO (FEB172064)
Cover B by JENN ST-ONGE (FEB172065)
Cover C by ELSA CHARRETIER (FEB172066)
Variant Cover by RIAN GONZALES (FEB172067)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “THE FAITHLESS” are here!

The villains are coming! Faith’s most fearsome foes and ruthless rogues—including Chris Chriswell, Murder Mouse, Dark Star, and Sydney—have finally united, creating an unstoppable coalition of evil with one goal in mind: Destroy Faith Herbert! Together, they are The Faithless…and if Los Angeles’ greatest hero doesn’t think fast and fly even faster, they’re going to ground the sky-soaring psiot for good!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 5 (FOC – 3/13/17)

 

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Valiant and Pipeworks Brewing Co. Announce X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE – Debuting at C2E2 2017!

C2E2_XO-PARTY_INVITE_webInspired by 2017’s Newest Blockbuster Series, Comics-Inspired Beer Collaboration Kicks Off with Official Release Party Benefiting Chicago’s Hope for the Day

As revealed today at ComicBook.com, Valiant Entertainment and Chicago’s own Pipeworks Brewing Co. are proud to announce a brand-new, cosmos-spanning collaboration with X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE – a limited-edition beer release set to debut this April during C2E2 2017 and coming soon to select beer retailers in Illinois and New York! A portion of the proceeds from all sales of the X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE will benefit Hope for the Day, a Chicago-based suicide awareness non-profit dedicated to outreach, education, and prevention.

In the wake of the sold-out debut of Valiant’s epic new ongoing series from visionary creators Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello, Valiant and Pipeworks have joined forces to create a delicious and delectable golden ale inspired by Aric of Dacia’s empire-toppling conquest of a hostile alien world. Forged by an alien army and bottled in battle, the only thing more powerful than X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE’s unstoppable hop aroma might be the ultra-powerful Shanhara armor itself…but you’ll have to do more than read the back of the bottle to find out!

“All of us at Pipeworks Brewing Co. are very excited to offer up a juicy, dry-hopped golden ale brewed in collaboration with Valiant Entertainment,” said Pipeworks Brewing Co.’s Kate Brankin. “The beer was made with Galaxy hops and a yeast that lends incredible tropical notes. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. This craft beer pairs excellently with a well-crafted story arc and beautiful artwork. And we’re proud that a portion of all proceeds from this collaboration will benefit Hope for the Day, an organization that focuses on suicide prevention and mental health education through self-expression platforms.”

Featuring a label emblazoned with the artwork of Valiant-exclusive superstar Lewis LaRosa, Pipeworks’ brand-new beer creation will make its official debut on Friday, April 21st at the C2E2 2017: X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE RELEASE PARTY – from 7 to 11 pm CT at Chicago’s Cobra Lounge (235 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607)!

Co-sponsored by Valiant Entertainment, Pipeworks Brewing Co., and Hope for the Day, the first 75 party-goers will receive a strictly limited X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 cover flat – a rare, unbound comic cover pulled directly from the printing press and signed by Valiant staff and creators!

Portions of the proceeds from the event’s $5 door charge and all pints of X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE poured will be donated to Hope for the Day, supporting their suicide prevention outreach and mental health education projects. RSVP online at Facebook or Eventbrite.

“Our team at Hope for the Day is beyond stoked to be working with Valiant Entertainment and the local beer legends Pipeworks Brewing on this release that celebrates the festive C2E2,” said Hope for the Day Founder & CEO Jonny Boucher. “It’s amazing to work with such great individuals on a project that is both creatively awesome and proactively breaking the silence around suicide and mental health.”

Pipeworks Brewing Co.’s X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE is a limited release and will be available in select Illinois and New York bottle shops. Find participating retailers and distributors via Pipeworks’ location page, or visit them directly Thursday through Saturday at the Pipeworks Brewing Co. Bottle Shop (3912 W Mclean Ave., Chicago, IL 60647).

Then: Witness history in the making on March 22nd in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of THE EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of powerhouse artists – including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) – that together will span the series’ first year in 2017 and beyond!

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

This spring, Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello forge a new comic book legend for the 21st century as Earth’s most relentless warrior brings conquest to the stars, only in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – on sale now!

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About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Pipeworks Brewing Co.:

Pipeworks Brewing is a Chicago based craft brewery that opened in 2012. Pipeworks’ exponential expansion has been fueled by a passionate team, quality brewing, and the skilled execution of a variety of beer styles. Pipeworks’ commitment to craft has garnered accolades for their creative beers and bold artwork. Pipeworks self-distributes in Illinois, but can be found in New York and Connecticut through Sarene Distribution, in Colorado through Tivoli Distribution, and in Boston through Nightshift Distribution.

About Hope for the Day:

Hope For The Day does proactive suicide prevention providing outreach and mental health education through self-expression platforms.

Globally, more than 800,000 people die by suicide each year. In America, suicide completion rates have surged to a 3o-year high, with nearly 44,000 deaths a year or 121 deaths per day. It is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year-olds. The primary obstacle to suicide prevention is silence – silence due to stigmas. Suicide has no prejudice, and each year more than 800,000 die in this silence.

Suicide is a preventable mental health crisis. The biggest obstacle to effective prevention is the silence of stigma. We will reduce rates by raising the visibility of resources for support and providing mental health education to equip and empower a grassroots movement of peer-to-peer proactive prevention that is a sustainable model for evolving social and institutional policies. Prevention starts with a conversation, It’s Ok Not To Be Ok.

 

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