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VALIANT’s Sold-Out ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5, SHADOWMAN #2 Return with New Printings!

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Valiant is proud to announce that the sold-out FIRST ISSUE of Archer & Armstrong’s new smash hit story arc, “Wrath of the Eternal Warrior”, will be returning to stores with the Archer & Armstrong #5 Second Printing Variant on March 13th! From acclaimed creators Fred Van Lente and Emanuela Lupacchino and featuring the first appearance of the Eternal Warrior in the all-new Valiant Universe, Archer & Armstrong #5 is the perfect place to find out why this is the series that Comic Book Resources trumpets as “exactly what you should want from a monthly comic.”

Also returning to stores on March 13th, look for the Shadowman #2 Second Printing Variant, from fan favorite creators Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher. Continuing the debut adventure of the new Shadowman and his first battle against the forces of the Deadside, get in on the ground floor of the series IGN calls “simply stunning” before an all-new arc begins on March 6th in Shadowman #5!

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

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (DEC128341)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE – 3/13/13 (FOC – 2/18/2013)

SHADOWMAN #2 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (DEC128340)
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE – 3/13/13 (FOC – 2/18/2013)


ONE DOLLAR DEBUTS — Coming This May from VALIANT!

Valiant is proud to announce a new line of One Dollar Debuts, re-presenting the sold-out #1 issues that relaunched the Valiant Universe — just in time for Free Comic Book Day and the one-year anniversary of Valiant’s return! Arriving in stores on May 1st, this is the perfect chance to jump aboard all five of Valiant’s best-selling series from page one. From Archer & Armstrong to X-O Manowar, each One Dollar Debut edition contains the first epic chapter of a new hero’s introduction to the Valiant Universe, as told by the some of the most acclaimed creators in comics!

ONE-DOLLAR-DEBUT_xo-manowarONE DOLLAR DEBUT: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti; art by Cary Nord
Reprinting X-O Manowar (2012) #1

 

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: HARBINGER #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; art by Khari Evans
Reprinting Harbinger (2012) #1

 

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Duane Swierczynski; art by Manuel Garcia & Arturo Lozzi
Reprinting Bloodshot (2012) #1

 

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1
Written by Fred Van Lente; art by Clayton Henry
Reprinting Archer & Armstrong (2012) #1

 

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Justin Jordan & Patrick Zircher; art by Patrick Zircher
Reprinting Shadowman (2012) #1

Plus, pick up all five One Dollar Debut issues at once with the ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: WAVE ONE bundle — a shrink-wrapped package containing all five #1 issues for only $4.95!

This May, start at square one to find out why Valiant is the acclaimed, blockbuster comics relaunch of the decade. Pick up every Valiant #1 issue for only $1 when Valiant’s One Dollar Debuts hit stores everywhere on May 1st!

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


VALIANT MASTERS: SHADOWMAN Spotlights DITKO, ENGLEHART, HALL, LAPHAM, SHOOTER, and More!

vm_shadowman_001_006This May, a new day is dawning for Valiant’s original defender of the New Orleans night!

Valiant is proud to announce the upcoming release of Valiant Masters: Shadowman Vol. 1 – Spirits Within – the first-ever deluxe hardcover collection featuring the origin and debut solo adventures of Shadowman in the original Valiant Universe!

Jack Boniface nearly died one night – attacked by something out of a nightmare. But since that terrifying experience something has changed. Now, when darkness falls, a feeling comes over him, an urge to destroy the demons that would defile his night. Wild, reckless, and hell-bent on eliminating evil in all its forms, Jack is now his city’s new protector – the nocturnal avenger simply called Shadowman.

Featuring appearances by X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong and more of the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes, Valiant Masters: Shadowman Vol. 1 – Spirits Within also brings together classic work from a who’s who of comics luminaries, including Steve Ditko, Steve Englehart, Bob Hall, David Lapham, Bob Layton, Jim Shooter and many more!

Re-presenting SHADOWMAN (1992) #0-7 and material from DARQUE PASSAGES (1994) #1, this latest addition to the Valiant Masters line of hardcovers is essential reading for the any fan of the Valiant Universe – past or present.

And get an exclusive look inside Valiant Masters: Shadowman Vol. 1 – Spirits Within with the Valiant Masters: 2013 FCBD Showcase Edition – in finer comic shops everywhere this Free Comic Book Day on May 4th!

 

VALIANT MASTERS: SHADOWMAN VOL. 1 – SPIRITS WITHIN HC
Written by STEVE ENGLEHART, BOB HALL, JIM SHOOTER and More
Art by STEVE DITKO, BOB HALL, DAVID LAPHAM, DON PERLIN and More
Cover by DAVID LAPHAM
$24.99/T+/184 pgs.
ON SALE THIS MAY!

VALIANT MASTERS: 2013 FCBD SHOWCASE EDITION
Written by MARK MORETTI, JIM SHOOTER, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, and MORE
Art by DAVID LAPHAM, BOB LAYTON, JOE QUESADA, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, and MORE
Cover by BARRY WINDSOR SMITH
T+/32 pgs.


Your First Look Inside PLANET DEATH in X-O MANOWAR #11!

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USA Today today debuted the first look inside Valiant’s new star-studded story arc, PLANET DEATH, launching on March 20th in X-O Manowar #11!

Reuniting the chart-topping creative team of New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, Planet Death is a story a year in the making – and one that will have massive consequences for Aric of Dacia as he mounts a one-man revenge mission against an entire alien world. The invasion is here – and X-O Manowar is the invader. This is PLANET DEATH!

Aric of Dacia, a 4th century Visigoth armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon, is all that stands between the Earth and all-out annihilation at the hands of the alien race that abducted him from his own time. Now, the day of Aric’s reckoning has finally come. As his Visigoth forefathers sacked Rome, Aric will take the battle directly to his oppressors on the Vine homeworld of Loam. He will decimate their armies, he will level their cities – and he will not stop until the whole of their empire is reduced to ash.

“One of the great tragedies of Aric’s character is he grew up under the heel of the Roman Empire, and he never got to see the Visigoths have their day,” Venditti told USA Today. “While his uncle Alaric was sacking Rome on Earth, Aric was a prisoner of the Vine in space. His experience with the Vine has led him to equate them to the Romans, though, and now they’ve become the focus of his anger. That doesn’t bode well for them.”

Running through X-O Manowar #11-14, PLANET DEATH is a perfect place to jump on board one of the most acclaimed series in comics. With the first installment of the two-part Prelude to PLANET DEATH in stores now, find out why this is the comics event that has fans and critics raving – then get a sneak preview of PLANET DEATH – Part 1 (of 4) in X-O Manowar #11, only at USA Today!

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“A GREAT jumping on point… You won’t be disappointed.” – Ain’t It Cool News

“Holy crap this thing is awesome… Bring on Planet Death.” – IGN

“Everyone should be on board with the direction Venditti is taking X-O Manowar and this Planet Death storyline is a great spot to join in on the action.” – Bloody Disgusting

“A mingling of high intrigue and blistering battle sequences, this…is an all out adrenaline rush that never lets up to take a breath!” – Cosmic Book News

“One of the most highly anticipated story arcs in comics… What can only be described as the beginnings of a modern sci-fi masterpiece…” – Comic Hype

“[Planet Death] is what everything has been building towards, and it is…going to get crazy, awesome, and totally fun…” – Talking Comic Books

“With this much action and excitement in just the prelude, I can’t wait for the main event!” – Stumptown Trade Review

“The perfect jumping on point… Once you try this action-packed series I promise that you will have it in your pull box at your local comic shop the next day.” – First Comics News

Prelude to Planet Death – Part 1 (of 2):
X-O MANOWAR #9
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV121333)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (NOV121334)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (NOV121335)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE NOW!

Prelude to Planet Death – Part 2 (of 2):
X-O MANOWAR #10
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (DEC121266)
Variant Cover by CARY NORD (DEC121267)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE – 2/20/13 (IOD – 1/31/13)

Planet Death – Part 1 (of 4):
X-O MANOWAR #11
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JAN131298)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (JAN131299)
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (JAN131300)
Wraparound Variant by BART SEARS (JAN131301)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE – 3/20/13 (FOC – 2/25/13)

Planet Death – Part 2 (of 4):
X-O MANOWAR #12
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC (FEB131162)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (FEB131163)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 4/17/13 (FOC 3/25/13)


The Road to HARBINGER WARS Begins in BLOODSHOT #8

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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot #8 by the critically heralded creative team of writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Manuel Garcia! The road to Harbinger Wars starts here as Bloodshot’s assault on Project Rising Spirit faces down its toughest obstacle yet – the secret prisoners of the PRS Nursery and, with them, Bloodshot’s own deadly legacy in the Valiant Universe!

Bloodshot has been taking his revenge on Project Rising Spirit one body at a time. But nothing could have prepared him for what awaits inside the darkest recesses of PRS’ covert research facility. Deep underground, get ready to go to war with the band of frenzied, furious and all-out explosive teenage telekinetics that Bloodshot once stalked and captured as an agent of PRS. The children of the Nursery have had years to plan their revenge…and what they have in store for the “Boogeyman” behind their nightmares will be far worse than death itself.

On February 13th, the past isn’t just haunting Bloodshot, it’s hunting him – only in Bloodshot #8!

BLOODSHOT #8 – ON SALE FEBRUARY 13th!
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (DEC121272)
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE & CLAYTON CRAIN (DEC121273)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


Your First Look Inside PLANET DEATH in X-O MANOWAR #11!

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USA Today today debuted the first look inside Valiant’s new star-studded story arc, PLANET DEATH, launching on March 20th in X-O Manowar #11!

Reuniting the chart-topping creative team of New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, Planet Death is a story a year in the making – and one that will have massive consequences for Aric of Dacia as he mounts a one-man revenge mission against an entire alien world. The invasion is here – and X-O Manowar is the invader. This is PLANET DEATH!

Aric of Dacia, a 4th century Visigoth armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon, is all that stands between the Earth and all-out annihilation at the hands of the alien race that abducted him from his own time. Now, the day of Aric’s reckoning has finally come. As his Visigoth forefathers sacked Rome, Aric will take the battle directly to his oppressors on the Vine homeworld of Loam. He will decimate their armies, he will level their cities – and he will not stop until the whole of their empire is reduced to ash.

“One of the great tragedies of Aric’s character is he grew up under the heel of the Roman Empire, and he never got to see the Visigoths have their day,” Venditti told USA Today. “While his uncle Alaric was sacking Rome on Earth, Aric was a prisoner of the Vine in space. His experience with the Vine has led him to equate them to the Romans, though, and now they’ve become the focus of his anger. That doesn’t bode well for them.”

Running through X-O Manowar #11-14, PLANET DEATH is a perfect place to jump on board one of the most acclaimed series in comics. With the first installment of the two-part Prelude to PLANET DEATH in stores now, find out why this is the comics event that has fans and critics raving – then get a sneak preview of PLANET DEATH – Part 1 (of 4) in X-O Manowar #11, only at USA Today!

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“A GREAT jumping on point… You won’t be disappointed.” – Ain’t It Cool News

“Holy crap this thing is awesome… Bring on Planet Death.” – IGN

“Everyone should be on board with the direction Venditti is taking X-O Manowar and this Planet Death storyline is a great spot to join in on the action.” – Bloody Disgusting

“A mingling of high intrigue and blistering battle sequences, this…is an all out adrenaline rush that never lets up to take a breath!” – Cosmic Book News

“One of the most highly anticipated story arcs in comics… What can only be described as the beginnings of a modern sci-fi masterpiece…” – Comic Hype

“[Planet Death] is what everything has been building towards, and it is…going to get crazy, awesome, and totally fun…” – Talking Comic Books
“With this much action and excitement in just the prelude, I can’t wait for the main event!” – Stumptown Trade Review

“The perfect jumping on point… Once you try this action-packed series I promise that you will have it in your pull box at your local comic shop the next day.” – First Comics News

Prelude to Planet Death – Part 1 (of 2):

X-O MANOWAR #9

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV121333)

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (NOV121334)

Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (NOV121335)

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE NOW!

Prelude to Planet Death – Part 2 (of 2):

X-O MANOWAR #10

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (DEC121266)

Variant Cover by CARY NORD (DEC121267)

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE – 2/20/13 (IOD – 1/31/13)

Planet Death – Part 1 (of 4):

X-O MANOWAR #11

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by CARY NORD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JAN131298)

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (JAN131299)

Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (JAN131300)

Wraparound Variant by BART SEARS (JAN131301)

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE – 3/20/13 (FOC – 2/25/13)

Planet Death – Part 2 (of 4):

X-O MANOWAR #12

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by CARY NORD

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC (FEB131162)

Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (FEB131163)

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE 4/17/13 (FOC 3/25/13)


NOTHING IS FOREVER in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #7

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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Archer & Armstrong #7 by New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente and acclaimed artist Emanuela Lupacchino! “The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior” continues on February 13th as Archer & Armstrong join the new Geomancer’s sacred quest to quell the forces of the Null!

From Calcutta to New York City, Archer & Armstrong have been racing desperately to stay one step ahead of Armstrong’s bellicose brother, Gilad – aka the Eternal Warrior. Lucky then that Zorn Capital spokeswoman Kay McHenry has just discovered that she is the next in the long line of Geomancers – the mystical beings to whom the Warrior has sworn his fist and steel. Now Kay, Gilad, and our heroes must put aside their differences to stop Kay’s boss, Elliot Zorn, and the zero-worshipping fanatics in the Null before they destroy reality altogether.

Can Valiant’s conspiracy-smashing adventurers add up the Null’s master plan before everything that is becomes nothing at all? Because if they don’t, the Valiant Universe might just become a vacuum in Archer & Armstrong #7 – in stores on February 13th!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #7 – ON SALE FEBRUARY 13th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (DEC121270)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (DEC121271)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


SHADOWMAN #0 and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #0 – Coming This May from VALIANT!

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This May, jump into two of Valiant’s most popular ongoing series with all-new, standalone entry points in Shadowman #0 and Archer & Armstrong #0 – as told by an all-star cast of Valiant’s visionary talents!

First, writers Justin Jordan & Patrick Zircher team up with superstar artist Trevor Hairsine to chronicle the rise and fall of the 20th century’s greatest defender in Shadowman #0! Twenty-five years ago, Josiah Boniface was the Shadowman, and he had more problems than simply Master Darque – things from beyond are trying to eat the world, the police are trying to send him to jail and now he’s got to rescue Helena LeBreton from a murderous cult, whether she likes it or not.

Then, in Archer & Armstrong #0, the New York Times best-selling creative team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry reunite to tell a tale of the early days of the man known as Armstrong! How early? How’s ancient Ur sound?! For the first time, the 100 percent true story behind the Epic of Gilgamesh can be told… A tale of three warrior brothers, the Anni-Padda – better known to the Valiant Universe as Armstrong, the Eternal Warrior and Timewalker – on a quest to the mysterious Faraway. What they find is a lost land full of danger, excitement – and the greatest secret of the Valiant Universe!

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One month, two exciting new entry points into the Valiant Universe! As Harbinger Wars enters the second month of its epic conflagration this May, dive into Valiant’s two latest titles with Shadowman #0 and Archer & Armstrong #0 – each featuring a Pullbox Exclusive Variant for comic shop subscribers who pre-order with their local retailer and incentive wraparound gatefold variants!

And look for Valiant’s first zero issue of 2013 on February 6th in Harbinger #0 by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and red-hot artists Mico Suayan & Pere Perez!

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SHADOWMAN #0 – ON SALE THIS MAY!

Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER

Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by KHARI EVANS

Wraparound Gatefold Variant by LEWIS LAROSA

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #0 – ON SALE THIS MAY!

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by LEE GARBETT

Wraparound Gatefold Variant by TOM FOWLER

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


All Hell Breaks Loose in SHADOWMAN #4

SM_004_COVER_ZIRCHERValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Shadowman #4 from the acclaimed creative team of Justin Jordan (The Legend of Luther Strode) and Patrick Zircher (Captain America)! The final chapter of Shadowman’s first adventure in the Valiant Universe is almost upon us… Can he survive his first journey through the darkness that is the Deadside?

Master Darque’s grand plan for Jack Boniface, the new Shadowman, has finally reached critical mass. Ripped away from the earthly plane, Jack and Darque’s monstrous foot solider, Mr. Twist, now must battle to the death. Everything hangs in the balance… For Jack, for his mysterious new acolytes in the Abettors, and for the world as we know it… Because if Twist succeeds, then Master Darque will walk the Earth once more.

The series that IGN calls “one of the best superhero books on the stands” becomes the last line of defense between our world and the next on February 6th, only in Shadowman #4!

To keep up with the latest news on Harbinger, X-O Manowar, Shadowman and more, visit Valiant on Twitter, on Facebook and at ValiantUniverse.com.

SHADOWMAN #4 – ON SALE FEBRUARY 6th!
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (DEC121268)
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (DEC121269)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


The Omega Age Begins in HARBINGER #0

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #0 by New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier) and red-hot artists Mico Suayan (Batman: The Dark Knight, The Punisher) and Pere Pérez (Aquaman)! On February 6th, go back to the beginning to witness the ascent of the most powerful man in the Valiant Universe with an all-new entry point into the acclaimed series Ain’t It Cool News calls “simply astonishing”!

Long ago, in the aftermath of history’s first atomic holocaust, Toyo Harada discovered a vision for the perfect future – one that he has vowed to realize with or without the consent of the human race. With a private army of hyper-telekinetics at his side, this omega-powered harbinger of humanity’s potential has spent decades reshaping the world to conform to his will. Now here, for the very first time, witness the origin and rise to power of this malevolent mind that would destroy the Valiant Universe rather than see it slip through his fingers.

Before the paths of Bloodshot and Harbinger collide this April in Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4), discover an essential chapter of the Valiant Universe’s past – and one that could define its future – only in Harbinger #0, featuring a standard cover by Mico Suayan and a wraparound gatefold variant by Lewis Larosa!

Comic shop subscribers, take note: this issue also features a Harbinger #0 Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Clayton Henry & Clayton Crain. Printings of all Pullbox editions are strictly limited, so contact your local retailer to pre-order today!

 

HARBINGER #0 – ON SALE FEBRUARY 6th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by MICO SUAYAN & PERE PEREZ
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (DEC121260)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON HENRY & CLAYTON CRAIN (DEC121261)
Wraparound Gatefold Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC121262)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


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