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First Look: Rafer Roberts & Mike Norton Pull into “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN” for A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 – Coming in August!

A&A_006_COVER-A_LAFUENTEThis summer, Archer & Armstrong are bombarding the Big Top to reveal the stomach-churning secrets at the heart of America’s most tasteless traveling circus…and it’s no laughing matter!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 – the FIRST ISSUE of “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN,” an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT from rising star Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (Revival)! They’ve got lions. They’ve got bears. Oh, and malformed mutant clones too! Oh my! Valiant’s mismatched pair of conspiracy-smashing heroes thought they’d stumbled into an ordinary roadside funfair…but now Archer & Armstrong are about to become the star attractions of a midway where mad science and illicit experimentation rule the day!

Archer & Armstrong are on the hunt for Armstrong’s long-lost wife, and the clues have put them on the trail of America’s craziest traveling circus! But it’s not just clowns, carnies, and strongmen lurking under the Big Top… When the world’s premier adventure duo discover dozens of mutated Armstrong doppelgängers secretly running the show, all heck is bound to break loose! And it’s only going to get worse when Davey the Mackerel returns with a shocking new set of secrets about Armstrong’s bottomless satchel…and what else might be soon plotting its escape!

Hey kiddo, step right up here, spend a few nickels, and find out why fans and critics call A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 the latest chapter of a dynamic delight that’ll wow, amaze, and maybe even make a man of you yet!

“Jam-packed with jokes and visual gags… Some of the most bold, original work in all of superhero comics right now…” – The A.V. Club

“✮✮✮✮½… Though Archer and Armstrong have long been a staple of the Valiant Universe, this new title makes them read, feel, and look better than ever.” –Newsarama

“[A]s entertaining as it is endearing… [with] a level of personal development beyond what we’ve seen so far.” – IGN

“A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG is an absolutely phenomenal comic… Brilliant.” – Graphic Policy

“Scathingly funny… A densely wacky, highly entertaining action comedy.” – Uproxx

On August 10th, jump on board the oddest odyssey of the summer when NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN comes roaring into a vacant lot near you for A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 – featuring covers from David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), Darick Robertson (The Boys), Pere Perez (FAITH), Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm), and Diego Latorre (Dante’s Inferno)!

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 (NEW ARC! “NEXT STOP: CLOWNTOWN” – PART 1)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JUN161890)
Cover B by KANO (JUN161891)
Cover C by DARICK ROBERTSON (JUN161892)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PÉREZ (JUN161893)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JUN161894)
Variant Cover by DIEGO LATORRE (JUN161895)
$3.99| 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 10 (FOC – 7/18/16)

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First Look: FAITH #2 – Valiant’s Breakout Hero Faces Her First Super-Villain in August!

FAITH_002_COVER-A_WADAThis August, it’s a double dose of trouble as Faith “Zephyr” Herbert battles to save her life…and her secret identity!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside FAITH #2 – the next breathtaking chapter of Faith’s first history-making ongoing series from rising star Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Orphan Black) and stratospheric artists Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells)! On August 24th, the most talked-about character of 2016 gets a super-powered plot twist of her very own as her first arch-nemesis stands revealed…and you won’t believe who’s behind the mask!

Trapped with no aid in sight, Faith is about to come face to face with her very-first super-villain! L.A.’s own sky-soaring hero always wanted to be like the comic book characters that inspired her…but is she ready to deal with the consequences of being a bonafide superhero? And, as if a cunning new foe weren’t already enough, a shadowy figure is about to close in on Faith’s secret identity!

Faith’s most perilous adventure yet soars to turbulent new heights when Jody Houser, Pere Perez, and Marguerite Sauvage present FAITH #2 – in stores August 24th! Featuring covers from Kevin Wada (Scarlet Witch), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Jerry Ordway (Adventures of Superman), Meghan Hetrick (Joker’s Daughter), Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) and Tula Lotay (The Wicked + The Divine), “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues here with another must-read issue for one of the year’s most anticipated new series!

Then, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez & Marguerite Sauvage in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblrInstagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

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FAITH #1 (ONGOING)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE, & COLLEEN DORAN
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (MAY161849)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY161850)
Cover C by CARY NORD (MAY161851)
Cover D by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (MAY161852)
Valiant Emoji Variant by SWYFT MEDIA (MAY161853)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ (MAY161854)
Interlocking Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (MAY161856)
Variant Cover by KANO (MAY161857)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER (MAY161858)
Blank Cover also available (MAY161855)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 20 (FOC – 6/27/16)

FAITH #2 (ONGOING)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (JUN161884)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JUN161885)
Cover C by JERRY ORDWAY (JUN161886)
Cover D by MEGHAN HETRICK (JUN161887)
Variant Cover by JOE EISMA (JUN161888)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (JUN161889)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th 20 (FOC – 8/1/16)

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Comics Legend Colleen Doran Joins Valiant’s FAITH #1 – Skyrocketing into Stores in July!

FAITH_ONGOING_001_COVER-A_WADAOngoing Series Debut for 2016′s Breakout Hero Adds Legendary Artist for Special Origin Spotlight Alongside Jody Houser, Pere Perez & Marguerite Sauvage

As revealed at Vulture, Valiant is proud to announce that FAITH #1 – the much-anticipated ongoing series debut beginning “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative on July 20th – has added Eisner and Harvey Award-winning artist Colleen Doran (The Sandman, A Distant Soil) and will grow to 40 pages for an all-new origin sequence introducing the history-making hero’s first monthly title! Doran joins the series’ ongoing creative team of rising star Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Orphan Black), Harvey Award nominee Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Batgirl) and 2016 Russ Manning Award nominee Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) for a special guest appearance retelling of Faith’s miraculous early life and origin – a perfect introduction for new readers wowed by Faith’s five-time sold-out limited series and subsequent spotlight-stealing appearances in major news outlets around the world!

“Colleen Doran is one of the most influential comic book artists of her generation and a true pioneer,” said FAITH Editor Tom Brennan. “Having her on board for the launch of FAITH #1 is an honor and speaks volumes about the importance that the character has taken on across the comics landscape in the short time since her solo debut early this year. Not only is her contribution to the inaugural issue a key one, but it’s a wonderful illustration of how and why Faith is a hero unlike any other in comics today.”

A 30-year veteran of the comics industry and a winner of the Eisner, Harvey and International Horror Guild awards, Colleen Doran has contributed to some of the most acclaimed titles in comics history, including The Sandman, Wonder Woman, Amazing Spider-Man, Legion of Super-Heroes, Teen Titans and many more. As the creator of A Distant Soil, Doran wrote and illustrated one of the industry’s longest running and most revered creator-owned series. In the intervening years, she worked on a number of prominent projects in and out of the superhero genre, including Orbiter with writer Warren Ellis, Mangaman with writer Barry Lyga, Gone to Amerikay with writer Derek McCulloch, and The Book of Lost Souls with writer J. Michael Straczynski. Her latest work, the graphic novel Troll Bridge – adapted from the short story by Neil Gaiman – will be released in October by Dark Horse. FAITH #1 is her first work for Valiant Entertainment.

In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and even worse… celebrities, there is only one woman the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and dedicated crime-fighter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence – like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance boyfriend half a world away, and the missing back issues that plague her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, Faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out once and for all! But who is lurking behind the mask of her new foe…and could they just be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless?

THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” starts here on July 20th with the landmark first ongoing series for the breakout hero of the year, only in FAITH #1 – featuring a stunning slate of covers from Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Eisner Award winner Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Emanuela Lupacchino (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Harvey Award nominee Pere Perez (IVAR, TIMEWALKER), Kano (Gotham Central), and Eisner Award winner Colleen Coover (Bandette)!

Created by former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter (Secret Wars) and Eisner Award-winning writer and artist David Lapham (Stray Bullets) in the pages of Valiant’s acclaimed HARBINGER series in 1992, Faith has long been a central icon of Valiant’s award-winning publishing line. Then, in January 2016, the character took her long-awaited, much-demanded first step toward solo stardom with a groundbreaking limited series that quickly became the first and biggest breakout hit of the New Year from any major comics publisher. In the weeks and months since, Faith’s solo debut has garnered near-universal critical acclaim; generated attention from some of the world’s biggest media outlets including the Atlantic, the A.V. Club, the BBC, Cosmopolitan, Gizmodo, the Guardian, the Huffington Post, MTV, the New York Times, NPR, People, Seventeen, Today, Vox, the Washington Post, and dozens more; and become the first series of 2016 to reach a much-vaunted fifth printing – making it one of only a handful of hit series in the past decade to achieve that pivotal benchmark of fan and commercial demand.

Now, on July 20th, Faith’s runaway success is set to continue with the all-new FAITH #1 – from the all-star creative team of Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage and Colleen Doran!

Then, in the wake of FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects, and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage & Colleen Doran in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

Plus: Don’t miss the stratospheric limited series that first took the world by storm with FAITH VOL. 1: HOLLYWOOD & VINE TPB! Collecting the five-time sold-out series that rocketed HARBINGER’s heart and soul into comics history, start at the beginning and relive Faith’s first foray as a blogger by day, superhero by night here with rising star Jody Houser and explosive artists Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage – all for the low introductory price of just $9.99!

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For Valiant Merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

FAITH #1 (ONGOING)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE, & COLLEEN DORAN
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (MAY161849)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY161850)
Cover C by CARY NORD (MAY161851)
Cover D by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (MAY161852)
Valiant Emoji Variant by SWYFT MEDIA (MAY161853)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ (MAY161854)
Interlocking Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (MAY161856)
Variant Cover by KANO (MAY161857)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER (MAY161858)
Blank Cover also available (MAY161855)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 20 (FOC – 6/27/16)

FAITH VOL. 1: HOLLYWOOD & VINE TPB
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA & MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY161860)
$9.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 6 (FOC – 6/13/16)
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-121-1

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Valiant Reveals FAITH #1 COLORING BOOK EDITION – Flying onto Shelves July 20th!

FAITH_001_COLORING-BOOK-EDITION_COVER_LUPACCHINOFans, sharpen your pencils…because the high-flying hero of 2016 is about to burst out of her all-new ongoing series and into Valiant’s very first adult coloring book experience!

Valiant is proud to announce the FAITH #1 COLORING BOOK EDITION – a specially produced black-and-white edition of Faith’s stratospheric first issue printed on deluxe matte paper stock for the color-it-yourself comics sensation of the summer! Colored pencils! Crayons! Markers! Pastels! Re-imagine the debut issue of the much-anticipated ongoing series from breakout writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black), Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and 2016 Russ Manning Award nominee Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) as you see fit with a kaleidoscopic range of coloring opportunities at your fingertips!

In stores on July 20th alongside the all-new FAITH #1 – the lead title from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative continuing throughout 2016 – the FAITH #1 COLORING BOOK EDITION comes complete with the issue’s finished lettering and an exclusive bonus cover gallery, so you can enjoy the full storytelling experience of Valiant’s spotlight-stealing hero…even as you unleash your inner artist! Perfect for fans young and old, this first-of-its-kind Valiant collectible is your chance to take a front row seat in creating the adventures of the year’s number-one new hero!

In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and even worse…celebrities, there is only one woman the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and dedicated crime-fighter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence – like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance boyfriend half a world away, and the missing back issues that plague her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, Faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out once and for all! But who is lurking behind the mask of her new foe…and could they just be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless?

On July 20th, let your imagination take flight with the FAITH #1 COLORING BOOK EDITION – available at all qualifying comic book retailers! Contact your local comic shop to reserve your copies of FAITH #1 and the FAITH #1 COLORING BOOK EDITION today!

Then, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez & Marguerite Sauvage in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblrInstagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant Merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

FAITH #1 (ONGOING)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ & MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (MAY161849)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY161850)
Cover C by CARY NORD (MAY161851)
Cover D by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (MAY161852)
Valiant Emoji Variant by SWYFT MEDIA (MAY161853)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ (MAY161854)
Interlocking Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (MAY161856)
Variant Cover by KANO (MAY161857)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER (MAY161858)
Blank Cover also available (MAY161855)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 20 (FOC – 6/27/16)

FAITH #1 COLORING BOOK EDITION*
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE & MORE
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (MAY161859)
$3.99 | 32 Pages | T+ | On Sale JULY 20 (FOC – 6/27/16)

*RETAILERS, PLEASE NOTE: Qualify for the 65% discount and returnability on Faith #1 and unlock the ability to order as many copies of this Faith #1 B&W Coloring Book Edition as you wish.

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Valiant Previews: X-O MANOWAR #47 (NEW ARC! “LONG LIVE THE KING”) | BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 (NEW ARC! “BLOODSHOT ISLAND”) – On Sale June 29th!

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X-O MANOWAR #47 (NEW ARC! “LONG LIVE THE KING” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover A by KANO (APR162037)
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ (APR162038)
Cover C by KHOI PHAM (APR162039)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (APR162040)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (APR162041)
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE (APR162042)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (APR162043)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! The march toward the greatest Valiant milestone of all time starts here as X-O Manowar begins “LONG LIVE THE KING”!

They are The Torment – and their name means death. Thought to be a legend by the extraterrestrial empire called the Vine, they have now become Earth’s violent reality. They have traveled for eons to reach us…in search of Aric of Dacia, the unstoppable X-O Manowar. How can Aric of Dacia defeat an omnipotent threat nearly as old as the universe itself? Will the X-O Manowar armor truly be our world’s salvation, just as the Vine’s myths foretold? Is this the beginning of the end for X-O Manowar…or the beginning of something bigger?

Plus: The X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY begins here! Each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING” comes bagged with one of 50 exclusive micro-prints from comics’ leading talents…or hand-drawn ORIGINAL ARTWORK!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 29 (FOC – 6/6/16)

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BSRB_014_COVER-A_GIORELLOBLOODSHOT REBORN #14 (NEW ARC! “BLOODSHOT ISLAND” – PART 1)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover A by TOMAS GIORELLO (APR162027)
Cover B by BEN OLIVER (APR162028)
Cover C by KANO (APR162029)
Cover D by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (APR162030)
Valiant x CGC Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (APR162031)
Interlocking Variant by RYAN BODENHEIM (APR162032)
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON (APR162033)
B&W Sketch Variant by TOMAS GIORELLO (APR162034)
Valiant Linewide Variant by JEFF LEMIRE (APR162035)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! Welcome to “BLOODSHOT ISLAND”!

Stranded on a mysterious desert island, Bloodshot is running for his life! But as he tries to make sense of his surroundings, he’s quickly discovering that this is no ordinary tropical getaway… Surrounded by decommissioned relics of the same bloodstained project that created him – World War II Bloodshot, Cold War Bloodshot, Vietnam Bloodshot, and other antiquated experiments – Bloodshot is about to find out where Project Rising Spirit sends it old soldiers to die. Can this seasoned band of killers trust each other long enough to survive the threats that lie in the jungle around them…and unlock the secret at the heart of the island’s existence before they’re each permanently retired? And who or what is the sinister force called DEATHMATE that now hunts them at every turn?

This summer, superstar creators Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) send Bloodshot screaming into his most action-packed adventure yet as “BLOODSHOT ISLAND” ups the ante for the Valiant Universe’s most formidable soldier!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 29 (FOC – 6/6/16)

 

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Valiant Solicitations for SEPTEMBER 2016 – BRITANNIA #1 | X-O MANOWAR #50 | GENERATION ZERO #2 | FAITH #3 | And More!

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X-O MANOWAR #50 (64 PAGES!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with JODY HOUSER, MATT KINDT and PHILIP TAN
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE with DIEGO BERNARD,DOUG BRAITHWAITE, ROBERT GILL, TOMAS GIORELLO, CARY NORD, JAVIER PULIDO, PHILIP TAN and RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A (All-Star Jam) by CARY NORD, BOB LAYTON, BRANDON PETERSON, STEPHEN PLATT and 46 MORE X-O ALL-STARS!
Cover B by PAOLO RIVERA
Cover C by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Cover D by MARCOS MARTIN
Cover E by MICO SUAYAN
Cover F by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Cover G by SHANE DAVIS
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PÉREZ
Variant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN
Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
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IT’S HERE! THE GREATEST VALIANT MILESTONE OF ALL TIME! 64 MASSIVE PAGES!

For centuries, the sacred X-O Manowar armor has stood unrivaled as the universe’s most powerful weapon. Today, will it equal Earth’s doom? An unthinkable alien race known only as The Torment has come to our world in search of the armor’s secrets. Now, they stand opposed by Aric of Dacia – former slave, noble warrior, resolute king, and current master of the armor’s near-limitless capabilities. But is one man…and one weapon…enough to repel a force capable of leveling a thousand civilizations?

A whole new era for X-O Manowar begins here…and you won’t believe what’s coming next!

From all corners, the Valiant Universe assembles to salute X-O Manowar’s unparalleled 56-issue run as Robert Venditti, Joe Bennett, and Roberto de la Torre declare “LONG LIVE THE KING” with an oversized series finale for the ages! Plus: all-new, never-before-seen X-O Manowar tales and tributes from Jody Houser & Javier Pulido, Matt Kindt & Tomas Giorello, and Philip Tan, and special guest appearances from X-O Manowar’s own Cary Nord, Diego Bernard, Rafa Sandoval, Robert Gill, and more!

$4.99 | 64 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 28

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BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by ANDRES GUINALDO
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
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On the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery…

Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay…

From comics mastermind Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Shade the Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone) comes a psychological journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed – presented in an all-new prestige format limited series!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale SEPTEMBER 21

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GENERATION ZERO #2 (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELLA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

They’ve infiltrated, assassinated, and overthrown… Now this reformed covert strike team of teenage walking warheads have set their sights on a dangerous new mission: high school!

In the secretive tech oasis of Rook, Michigan, who can a teenager trust? Not the police… Not the teachers… And definitely not the parents. So when high schooler Keisha Sherman’s boyfriend turns up dead in an accident gone awry, she makes a desperate plea…and Generation Zero have heeded her call! But, with precision-honed military training and a taste for subverting authority, can this squad of high-powered, teenage superhumans infiltrate Rook undetected? Or is their very presence about to draw another of the town’s billion-dollar secrets into the light of day?

THE FUTURE OF VALIANT continues as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (FAITH) launch the most volatile superteam in comics into their first, mind-blowing monthly series!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 28

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FAITH #3 (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PÉREZ and MARGUERITE SAVAUGE
Cover A by KEVIN WADA
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover C by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by CARMEN CARNERO
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

#FaithCon2016!

Mild-mannered blogger by day. L.A.’s leading superhero by night. Faith Herbert – aka the high-flying hero called Zephyr – has come a long way since she first set foot in the City of Angels. But nothing can prepare her for the pinnacle of all her experiences to date: California’s biggest comic book convention! But even amidst a sea of fellow fans, cosplayers, and collectibles, crime waits for no man! With thousands watching and even more at stake, can Faith prevent all-pandemonium – and preserve her secret identity – when the fun turns to frenzy?

Find out here as breakout star Jody Houser (DC Young Animal’s Mother Panic) and acclaimed artist Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) launch the most talked-about new series of 2016 to astonishing new heights!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 14

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NINJAK #19
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by KHARI EVANS with ANDRES GUINALDO
Cover A by MIKE CHOI
Cover B by DIEGO LATORRE
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM
Variant Cover by MARC LAMING

THE FIST & THE STEEL fight onward!

Riddled with an uncanny disease in the present, Colin King has seen what the future holds – and it is death! Decades from today, destruction looms…and Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior will be our only hope! But even after years on the battlefield, are these weathered veterans still strong enough to forestall an evil that now threatens all of humanity? Glimpse the future of Valiant’s two most dangerous men here as Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior baptize their formative partnership in the blood of many men!

And meanwhile, back in the modern day, Ninjak must exhaust every resource at his disposal to find a cure for the mysterious, Deadside-spawned affliction that continues to destroy his body… But the clock is ticking fast and each step that MI-6′s master super-spy takes brings him one step closer to the grave!

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artists Khari Evans (HARBINGER) and Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark) collide today against tomorrow for THE FIST & THE STEEL’s next 40-page showdown!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 7

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WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #11 (NEW ARC! “DEAL WITH A DEVIL” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover C by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by THONY SILAS

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! Valiant’s immortal master of war makes A DEAL WITH A DEVIL!

Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior, has sacrificed his humanity for the betterment of the Earth. Empowered with the gift to recover from any wound – and even death itself – he has waged an endless crusade to guide the path of civilization through the ages. But as the centuries pass and his list of battlefield victories grows, he is fated to always reap the same sad reward: to see his families, his children, and all his loved ones…age, wither, and die…

Now, the Eternal Warrior will be presented with a choice that could end his grief forever. An opportunity to resurrect the fallen sons and daughters that he believed forever lost. But this chance for peace and happiness will come at a terrible cost… and in service to an evil far greater than any Gilad has faced before…

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps) and acclaimed artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) push the Eternal Warrior to the fiery crossroads of guilt and redemption for a wicked new jumping-on point as A DEAL WITH A DEVIL takes hold!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 14

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #7
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by DARICK ROBERTSON
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by MIKE McKONE

No more clowning around!

The hunt for Armstrong’s estranged wife is taking a strange turn through America’s most bizarre traveling circus…and it’s no laughing matter! Besieged by a deranged troupe of malformed Armstrong clones, the world’s hardest-traveling adventurers may have finally met a match more dysfunctional than they are! And if that wasn’t enough absurdity for one day, a Russian science bear is about to come barreling through the big top with grave news for Archer & Armstrong!

NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN continues its precarious trip trough the fetid underbelly of Americana here…and rising star Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES) and Eisner Award winner Mike Norton (Revival) are coming along for the ride!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 7

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #17
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover A by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover B by BUTCH GUICE
Cover C by TIMOTHY GREEN II
Interlocking Variant by RYAN BODENHEIM
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON

Terror by twilight on BLOODSHOT ISLAND!

Trapped in a remote jungle paradise with no hope of escape, Bloodshot has discovered the secret behind the merciless technological monstrosity called Deathmate – and the truth has thrown his entire world into a tailspin of tragedy! But what revelations behind Project Rising Spirit’s horrific creation could bring even Bloodshot to his knees…and forever shatter the spirit of the man known as Ray Garrison?

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Moon Knight, Old Man Logan) and blockbuster artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) push their bloodstained rumble in the jungle past the point of no return with a shocking chapter that will leave the Valiant Universe reeling for years to come!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 28

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NINJAK VOL. 4: THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE TPB
Written by MAT KINDT
Art by DIEGO BERNARD and KHOI PHAM
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

The last stand of Colin King!

Colin King, the elite MI-6 intelligence operative codenamed Ninjak, has confronted his past. He’s survived the gauntlet of the Shadow Seven. He’s walked into the Deadside and returned a changed man. Now his greatest trial yet will come to pass as the ruthless assassin called Roku returns to lay siege to Ninjak’s present and future by destroying his life from the inside out – and only the death of Colin King will stop her.

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and rising star Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) charge into a new blockbuster story that will leave no one unscathed!

Collecting NINJAK #14 –17

$14.99 | 144 pgs. | T+ | On sale SEPTEMBER 14
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-161-7

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DIVINITY II TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

The much-anticipated follow-up to the five-time sold-out series that The Onion/A.V. Club calls the “Best New Superhero of 2015” is here!

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent three cosmonauts farther into space than anyone has gone before or since. Handpicked orphans with no connections to Earth, trained as devout Communists, and restricted from having families, they became lost in the stars and encountered something unknown… Something that changed them.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, Abram Adams was the first to return, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. But, even with seemingly limitless power at his fingertips, he is concerned only with the secret love he hid away from his superiors and the unborn child he never had a chance to meet.

Now, Myshka, the female co-pilot of the group, has also returned to Earth…but, unlike Abram she had no secret family. Unlike Abram, she still believes in the Communist ideal. And, unlike Abram, she intends to play a very real role in the return of Soviet glory.

Collecting DIVINITY II #1–4.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 7
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-151-8

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE DELUXE EDITION BOOK 1 HC
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE with AL BARRIONUEVO and DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

From Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages, Captain Marvel) and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil, Age of Apocalypse) comes a deluxe, oversized hardcover of the Harvey Award nominated series taking Valiant’s spirited occult adventurer beyond and back for a breathtaking, heartbreaking journey into the realms of the unknown!

Doctor Mirage talks to the dead… but the only spirit Shan Fong can’t find is that of her late husband, Hwen. When a big-time occultist with a classified military past hires her for a special job, Shan discovers a lead that might close the greatest mystery she’s ever tackled – how to get Hwen back! Now, Doctor Mirage must enter the undiscovered country and cross all the realms of the underworld if she has any hope of rescuing the man she loves…or be forever lost beyond the earthly plane.

Collecting THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #1-5, THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #1-4, along with material from THE DEATH DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION, this prestige-sized hardcover comes packed with more than 20 pages of rarely seen art and extras!

$39.99 | 272 pgs. | T+ | On sale SEPTEMBER 28
DELUXE HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-153-2

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First Look: Kindt, Evans & Guinaldo Begin “THE FIST & THE STEEL” in NINJAK #18 – Coming in August!

NINJAK_018_COVER-A_LATORREMany years from today, join Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior – older, wiser, and deadlier than ever – as they become the Earth’s last line of defense in a world gone awry!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside NINJAK #18 – the FIRST ISSUE of “THE FIST & THE STEEL,” AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT coming in August from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and red-hot artists Khari Evans (HARBINGER) and Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark)! Bridging the present and future of MI-6′s most feared super-spy, explore the world first glimpsed at in last summer’s sold-out BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1 here with an all-new standalone epic revealing how history’s most formidable partnership – Ninjak and the Eternal Warror, together known as The Fist & The Steel – will come to be!

His body consumed by a preternatural cancer in the present, Colin King’s mind has grasped a prophetic vision of the future – and it is death! Decades from now, the world’s deadliest intelligence operative is still active – and he now fights side by side by the Eternal Warrior, Earth’s immortal master of war, as veterans of a decades long battle to enforce justice and order. But what united these solitary heroes as trusted allies, and how did they become a feared force of good in a world of war, disease, and ever-increasing evil? Glimpse the future of Valiant’s two most dangerous men here as Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior baptize their formative partnership in the blood of many men…and then find out what deadly affliction now threatens Colin King in the present!

Bursting at 40 pages per issue, jump on board here to witness the coming of “THE FIST & THE STEEL” firsthand in NINJAK #18 from all-star creators Matt Kindt, Khari Evans, and Andres Guinaldo! Featuring covers by Diego Latorre (Dante’s Inferno), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Stephen Segovia (Action Comics), and Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), the generation-spanning epic of the summer begins on August 10th as Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior launch a crusade to protect the ultimate fate of Earth itself!

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NINJAK #18 (ALL NEW ARC! “THE FIST & THE STEEL” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by KAHRI EVANS & ANDRES GUINALDO
Cover A by DIEGO LATORRE (JUN161918)
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUN161919)
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (JUN161920)
Interlocking Variant A by ADAM GORHAM (JUN161921)
Interlocking Variant B by ADAM GORHAM (JUN161922)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+| On sale AUGUST 10 (FOC – 7/18/16)

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First Look: GENERATION ZERO #1 – Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela Lead “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” in August!

GENZERO_001_COVER-A_MOONEYThey’ve infiltrated, assassinated, and overthrown… Now this reformed covert strike team of teenage walking warheads have set their sights on a dangerous new mission: high school!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside GENERATION ZERO #1 – the second must-read title from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative! First announced at Valiant Summit 2016 live from New York’s renowned Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Valiant’s most volatile team of teenage superhumans explodes out of the pages of HARBINGER WARS and into their first ongoing series on August 24th with New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Amazing Spider-Man) and blockbuster artist Francis Portela (FAITH) calling the shots!

If you have a problem… If your parents won’t help… And if your cause is worthy… Log onto network #ZERO… because Generation Zero is listening.

Years ago, the children of the experimental strike team known as Generation Zero were taken from their families by Project Rising Spirit, a private weapons contractor, and raised to be psychic soldiers. After years of taking orders, they have fought for and won their freedom. Now, the world’s most wanted teenagers have pledged to protect each other tooth and claw, while using their extraordinary abilities to right wrongs for a generation without a future… To fight for kids, just like them.

One of those kids is Keisha Sherman, whose boyfriend just turned up dead after a suspicious car crash in Rook, Michigan – a newly booming tech town that sprang from rags to super-riches seemingly overnight. When Keisha makes a desperate plea into her webcam, the local high school suddenly finds itself with several unusual new students… But as word of Generation Zero’s presence spreads rapidly through the halls, this tempestuous band of teenage upstarts is about to discover that they’re far from the most extraordinary thing lurking behind Rook’s stainless-steel facade…

“I like to describe this book as ARCHIE meets THE AUTHORITY,” writer Fred Van Lente told Comic Book Resources. “The kids have all the emotional volatility of teenagers with the destructive power of several silos’ worth of nuclear missiles. They don’t adhere to any morality or social norm we recognize. When they see evil or bad stuff going down, their attitude is to destroy it as swiftly and mercilessly as possible. They’re basically juvenile delinquent superheroes with a completely black-and-white view of the universe — if you’re not on their side, get the hell out of their way if you know what’s good for you.”

On August 24th, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” takes a dangerous new turn when Fred Van Lente and Francis Portela throw GENERATION ZERO #1 into overdrive – featuring covers by Stephen Mooney (Half-Past Danger), Tom Muller (DIVINITY), Pere Perez (FAITH), Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark), Kano (Swamp Thing), and Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)!

Then, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez & Marguerite Sauvage in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

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GENERATION ZERO #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY (JUN161874)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JUN161875)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ (JUN161876)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUN161878)
Variant Cover by KANO (JUN161879)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUN161880)
Blank Cover Also Available (JUN161877)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th (FOC – 8/1/16

 

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Valiant Previews: DIVINITY II #3 (of 4) | RAI #14 – On Sale June 22nd!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (APR162065)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (APR162066)
Variant Cover by ANDREW PEPOY (APR162067)
Variant Cover by CARMEN CARNERO (APR162068)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (APR162069)

The world runs red!

Abram Adams’ former teammate – the long-lost cosmonaut Myshka – has returned from deep space…and, seemingly overnight, the former Soviet Union has taken charge as the globe’s dominant economic and military force. As the Western world grapples with the ensuing chaos and confusion of Russia’s rapid return to power, Divinity and Ninjak attempt to marshal resistance against an empire enabled by the god-like will of one of its own true believers. But nothing escapes the sight of the super-powered gods that now walk among us…and our fate will be forever decided when Myshka targets Divinity for control of our world’s destiny!

The sold-out sci-fi saga that forever changed the course of the Valiant Universe turns the world upside-down all over again as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY) unleash an all-new chapter!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JUNE 22nd (FOC – 5/30/16)

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RAI_014_COVER-A_MACKRAI #14 (“4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK (APR162052)
Cover B by ANDRES GUINALDO (APR162053)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (APR162054)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162055)

Rocketing out of the pages 4001 A.D…the origin of Rai revealed!

For the first time ever, witness the violent foundation of Father’s space-born utopia of New Japan…and, with it, the shocking genesis of the line of guardians that bear the name Rai! Born and bred by Father to enforce peace at any cost, follow the next Rai and their successors across two millennia as they chronicle the history of 4001 A.D. – from the launch of New Japan into orbit to the latest Rai’s crusade to bring it crashing back down to Earth!

Valiant mastermind Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and visionary artist CAFU (UNITY) bring the 41st century to life with another, all-new jumping-on point revealing the sinister history of Father’s empire…before the dawn of 4001 A.D.!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 22 (FOC – 5/30/16)

 

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Valiant and Swyft Media Unveil the Official RAI Emoji Keyboard – Available Now for iOS and Android!

unnamedAs “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” rages onward in comics shops everywhere, the hero at the forefront of the 41st century’s assault on New Japan – Rai – is leaping out of the pages of the summer’s most ambitious comics event and into his first-ever emoji keyboard!

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce the release of the all-new Rai Emoji Keyboard – created in collaboration with Swyft Media and debuting on the Valiant Heroes Emoji App today! Launching out of Rai’s starring role at the forefront of Valiant’s acclaimed 4001 A.D. event series, the rise of New Japan’s cyber-enhanced spirit guardian continues here with this exclusive, one-of-a-kind digital emoji keyboard as a FREE, limited-time addition to Valiant’s emoji application in the iOS App and Google Play stores.

Now, for the first time ever, fans everywhere can add a fearless new element to their mobile messages and express themselves as Rai joins the ranks of the Valiant Heroes Emoji App alongside Bloodshot, Faith, X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong, Livewire, Ninjak, Quantum and Woody, and many more!

As the latest addition to the Valiant Heroes Emoji App – currently available for iOS and Android – the Rai digital emoji keyboard is fully compatible with Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Viber, LINE, Skype, WhatsApp, and more, as well as standard texting and SMS. Standard text and data rates may apply.

One hundred years from today, Father – the benevolent artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan – will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic action by launching Japan into space…where its people will thrive in isolation, away from the overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries, as New Japan orbits our increasingly unstable world, it will become a model society – one built on peace, prosperity… and Father’s control.

A thousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn to protect it from all enemies. For hundreds of years into the future, the Rai will single-handedly enforce New Japan’s justice well…and serve Father without question.

Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about to inherit the dark truth behind the origin of his kind…and discover the sinister secret at the heart of Father’s existence. For New Japan to live, Earth must die…and as Rai challenges his former master for the first time in more than a millennium, the lone guardian of New Japan will be cast out of his own Father’s kingdom…

Exiled from the only realm he’s ever known, Rai now walks the ravaged world of 4001 A.D. in search of forgotten heroes like himself… on a mission to collect the last surviving legends of a broken planet…and to forge a rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced civilization in history crashing back down to Earth.

In the tradition of BOOK OF DEATH, ARMOR HUNTERS, and HARBINGER WARS, Valiant’s most ambitious crossover event yet starts here! At the dawn of the 41st century, the future of Earth will be decided in the stars. This May…the rebellion begins in 4001 A.D. – on sale now!

Then, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes out of the pages of 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) with the return of Rai’s award-winning ongoing series in RAI #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the origin of New Japan and its very first guardian! Discover the secrets behind 4001 A.D. here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and acclaimed artist CAFU (UNITY) unearth the answers that have eluded mankind for nearly two millennia. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And what happened to the nine previous Rai that once swore allegiance to his empire?

Plus: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as an all-star cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the 41st century holds for Valiant’s most iconic heroes in a new series of four indispensable one-shots! Featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and the debut of an all-new, top-secret character with a crucial tie to the present and future of the Valiant Universe, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force here with four new chapters from Valiant’s most acclaimed creators:

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH); Art by Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)
On sale now

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
On sale now

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Jody Houser (FAITH) & Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
Coming in July

4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Tomas Giorello (Conan)
Coming in August

Encompassing the core 4001 A.D. event, the return of Valiant’s acclaimed RAI ongoing series, and four all-new one-shots revealing the future incarnations of the Valiant Universe’s most iconic heroes, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” is the biggest and most visionary Valiant event to date – and a perfect introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics today.

Make your own epic entrance into the 41st century by downloading the Valiant Heroes Emoji App with the all-new Rai Emoji Keyboard – available for FREE in the iOS App and Google Play stores today!

Also, don’t miss the Archer & Armstrong Emoji Keyboard – available now in the iOS App and Google Play stores! Get smashed or be smashed…with a fearless new element to mobile messages that lets fans express themselves with a whole new range of emotions as only Archer & Armstrong could! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and maybe you’ll even team up with an adventuring immortal to prevent the world’s next great cataclysm…and make it home in time for Happy Hour! The adventure of a lifetime starts now, only on the Valiant Heroes Emoji App with the all-new Archer & Armstrong digital emoji sticker pack!

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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 81 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 Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Swyft Media:

Swyft Media helps brands and advertisers become a part of the world’s largest conversation by creating and distributing branded content that consumers want, love and share with friends across a wide variety of mobile apps. To date, Swyft has worked with more than 300 popular global brands such as 1-800Flowers, MillerCoors, Sony, Interscope Records and SEGA to create deep consumer engagement through branded emoji and keyboards. The combination of Swyft’s mobile marketing platform and expertise helps brands and advertisers drive highly engaging, measurable and amplified campaigns, with the ability to reach nearly three billion consumers worldwide. Through its relationships with approximately 60 application partners, Swyft boasts one of the largest opportunities for brands to reach younger consumers in a way that feels natural and unobtrusive. For more information, visit:www.swyftmedia.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Swyft Media Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TYPE).

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