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Make Way, Bro – TORQUE is Coming Through in HARBINGER #8!

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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #8 – the next installment of the brand new, critically acclaimed “Renegades” storyline by New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier) and fan favorite artist Lee Garbett (Batman: R.I.P.)! With Toyo Harada and the Harbinger Foundation in hot pursuit, Peter Stanchek and his band of outlaw superhuman runaways have just found their newest member. But can even the Renegades handle a wild card like the musclebound powerhouse called Torque?

In a shed in the backwoods of Northern Georgia lives a meek, sequestered teen named John Torkelson. Raised just this side of feral, and on a steady diet of MMA and reality TV, fried catfish and Cheeto pie, he’s a firm believer that women should be seen and not heard (though he really hasn’t met many). But when four strange, super-powered teenagers suddenly appear in the woods outside his shed, Torkelson’s life takes a turn he never could have imagined. Now the boy his poppa called “Stump” is about to become more man than he could ever imagine. But then…what exactly is a “real man”? For that matter, what’s a real hero? Only one thing’s certain, the Renegades are about to get a hell of a lot stronger.

Peter Stanchek. Kris Hathaway. Zephyr. Flamingo. There’s never been a team of super-powered teenagers quite like the Renegades. Now get ready for a whole new level of intensity when Torque hammers his way into the Valiant Universe on January 23rd – only in Harbinger #8! And ask your local retailer about this issue’s special incentive variant covers by Khari Evans (Carbon Grey) and Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Underwater Welder)!

HARBINGER #8 – ON SALE JANUARY 23rd!

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by LEE GARBETT

Cover by MICO SUAYAN (NOV121342)

Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (NOV121343)

Linewide Variant by JEFF LEMIRE (NOV121344)

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


HARBINGER WARS Unites HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT with Interlocking PULLBOX COVERS!

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This April, Valiant’s first family crossover, Harbinger Wars, kicks off with three all-new jumping-on points in Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4), Harbinger #11 and Bloodshot #10! To herald the brutal first collision of Harbinger and Bloodshot, each of these three entry points into the Valiant Universe will feature an interlocking Pullbox Exclusive Variant cover by Harbinger Wars artist and New York Times best-selling creator Clayton Henry!

“Valiant’s Pullbox cover program is designed to give our dedicated fans something special for supporting our ongoing series. Now, with Harbinger Wars gearing up to launch not only a standalone mini-series, but new story arcs in Harbinger and Bloodshot too, the time was right to try another first for Valiant – three interlocking Pullbox covers showcasing the true scope of the first crossover event for the new Valiant Universe,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce.

On April 3rd, pick up the first interlocking Harbinger Wars Pullbox Exclusive Variant as Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4) by Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczysnki & Clayton Henry slams into stores! Two dozen highly volatile, untested and untrained teenage “harbingers” are breaking out of Project Rising Spirt and into the world. Now, with no guidance and no place to turn, these super-powered children have decided to forge their own future – and they’ll take it by any means necessary. But when they terrorize a major American metropolis, the children of GENERATION ZERO will find themselves in the middle of three-way firefight for the fate of the Valiant Universe. Bloodshot wants to train them. Toyo Harada wants to use them. And Peter Stanchek wants to set them free. Who will reach them first? And can anyone survive the all-out fury of the Harbinger Wars?

Then, follow the fallout with new standalone story arcs on April 10th in Harbinger #11 by Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans, and on April 17th in Bloodshot #10 by Duane Swierczynski & Barry Kitson. Contact your local retailer to reserve your Pullbox Exclusive Variants for each of these milestone issues today!

Fans and retailers take note – Valiant’s printings of Pullbox Exclusive Variant covers are strictly limited, so please remember to submit your pre-orders by the Final Order Cut-Off Date.

HARBINGER WARS #1 (OF 4)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art by CLAYTON HENRY

Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Pullbox
Exclusive Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

$3.99/T+/32pgs.

ON SALE APRIL 3rd (FOC – 3/11/13)

HARBINGER #11 (HARBINGER WARS)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART

Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Pullbox Exclusive Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

$3.99/T+/32pgs.

ON SALE APRIL 10th (FOC – 3/18/13)

BLOODSHOT #10 (HARBINGER WARS)

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art by BARRY KITSON

Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Pullbox
Exclusive Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Wraparound Variant by LEWIS LAROSA

$3.99/T+/32pgs.

ON SALE APRIL 17th (FOC – 3/25/13)

VALIANT 2013: HARBINGER WARS FCBD SPECIAL

Written by JOSHUA DYSART, JUSTIN JORDAN, DUANE SWIERCZYSNKI, FRED VAN LENTE, ROBERT VENDITTI, and PATRICK ZIRCHER

Art by KHARI EVANS, TREVOR HAIRSINE, CLAYTON HENRY, CARY NORD, PATRICK ZIRCHER, and MORE

Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JAN130049)

Free/T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE MAY 4th (FOC – 2/18/13)


BLOODSHOT #7 Declassifies BLOODSHOT: HARBINGER HUNTER!

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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot #7 by writer Duane Swierczynski and guest artist Matthew Clark! With Harbinger Wars on the horizon, get ready for a special, standalone issue detailing Bloodshot’s brutal history in the Valiant Universe. As Project Rising Spirit’s most advanced experiment prepares himself for a key role in the war that’s coming, do not miss this essential prelude to the event that will tear the Valiant Universe apart this April!

Recently, the unstoppable, nanite-infused weapon known as Bloodshot was set free by the mysterious Dr. Kureitch, who implied that the two of them shared a past. Now, we will finally see how far back their twisted, symbiotic relationship goes. Bloodshot and Dr. K used to be extremely skilled at tracking and capturing [REDACTED], and the result of one botched mission in particular now threatens to make their futures very, very painful…

On January 16th, questions will be answered, alliances will be betrayed, and body counts will tallied. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for – and it’s one that will leave you reeling – only in Bloodshot #7!

BLOODSHOT #7 – ON SALE JANUARY 16th!

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art by MATTHEW CLARK

Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (NOV121336)

Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV121337)


Meet the New GEOMANCER in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6!

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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Archer & Armstrong #6 by New York Times best-selling author Fred Van Lente and acclaimed artist Emanuela Lupacchino! “The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior” is tearing its way through the Valiant Universe – and now it’s down to an all-new, untested Geomancer to save Archer & Armstrong before the Warrior unleashes a full force assault!

Throughout all of human history, the sacred lineage of the Geomancers has protected Earth from all who would seek to do it harm. But, now, a new Geomancer has been chosen – and she’s stuck keeping Archer & Armstrong out of harm’s way! But why has Kay McHenry been selected to wield this exceptional power? And just what is her connection to the Eternal Warrior’s blood vendetta? Only Gilad knows for sure…but he won’t be answering until he’s left Archer & Armstrong bloodied, broken and brutalized by his own fist and steel.

And, meanwhile, the One Percent are about to seal a deal that could end everyone involved!
“The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior” unleashes a brand new, bombshell chapter when Archer & Armstrong #6 escapes into stores on January 26th! And don’t forget to discuss the next great happenings in the Valiant Universe on Twitter and Facebook!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 – ON SALE JANUARY 16th!

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Art & Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (NOV121338)

Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (NOV121339)

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


Valiant Entertainment Appoints Dinesh Shamdasani to CEO, Jason Kothari to Vice Chairman

New York, NY (January 7, 2013) – Valiant Entertainment today announced that co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani has been elected CEO, and founding CEO Jason Kothari has been appointed Vice Chairman of Valiant’s Board.

“The foundation for Valiant has been rebuilt after years of dedicated efforts from our team. I look forward to handing the duties of CEO to my talented co-founder and good friend Dinesh, and to serving the company as Vice Chairman to help pave the way for Valiant’s future growth,” said Mr. Kothari.

As Valiant’s co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Mr, Shamdasani has been responsible for overseeing the creative direction of Valiant’s comic and film projects, and has been an integral leader in the day-today operations of the company. In his new role as CEO, he will retain his current duties, in addition to assuming the responsibilities of Valiant’s chief executive office.
“Valiant had a stellar year in 2012 – one that exceeded all of our internal targets and broader expectations in the industry at large. The Board welcomes both Dinesh and Jason in their new roles” said Valiant Chairman Peter Cuneo. “Valiant’s Board and management team are energized to build on the company’s exciting pace of growth in publishing, media, and beyond.”

With Mr. Kothari as CEO, Valiant Entertainment successfully acquired the Valiant library, assembled a talented management team, and raised multiple rounds of financing from strategic investors, culminating in Valiant’s hugely successful 2012 return to comics publishing. Over the course of the past year, the company has continued to expand in comics, licensing and film, including the development of a slate of major motion pictures in partnership with leading producers and writers.

“Over the course of five years, Jason laid the foundation that became the basis for all of Valiant’s strengths,” said Mr. Shamdasani. “With the company now firmly established, we look forward to furthering Valiant’s mission in the coming months and years. We couldn’t be more excited about what’s coming next.”


SHADOWMAN #3 Explores the Depths of DEADSIDE

SM_003_CVR_ZIRCHERValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Shadowman #3 by acclaimed creators Justin Jordan (The Legend of Luther Strode) and Patrick Zircher (Captain America, Hulk)! Shadowman’s first clash with the minions of Master Darque is about to cross the border between worlds and spill into the terrifying way station between our reality and the next… Welcome to the uncanny dominion known as Deadside!

Trapped in the Deadside with no hope of rescue, Jack Boniface is on the run from the otherworldly horrors that dwell there. Meanwhile, his new friends and allies are at the mercy of Mr. Twist, whose plan to restore Master Darque is very nearly complete. But Jack is about to find help from some very strange and very unexpected sources… What light from Jack’s past could still be shining in the depths of the Deadside’s darkness?

On January 9th, the true scope of Shadowman’s role in the Valiant Universe will stand revealed as Jack Boniface confronts the source of the unassailable evil that plagues his city, only in Shadowman #3 – in stores the same as the Shadomwan #1 Zircher Second Printing Sketch Variant! Find out here why Shadowman is the sold-out series that Fangoria calls “a fantastic continuation of an already strong superhero legacy.”

SHADOWMAN #3 – ON SALE JANUARY 9th!
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (NOV121340)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (NOV121341)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

SHADOWMAN #1 ZIRCHER SECOND PRINTING SKETCH VARIANT – ON SALE JANUARY 9th!
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (OCT128368)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


HAPPY HOLIDAYS from VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT!

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From everyone at Valiant Entertainment, have a very merry holiday season and a Valiant New Year!

We’ll see you in 2013!


FLAMINGO Burns Bright in HARBINGER #7

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #7 by New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart and fan favorite artist Barry Kitson! “Renegades” continues as Peter, Kris and Faith gain a fiery new ally in their quest to bring down the Harbinger Foundation. But who is the flame-wielding heroine known as Flamingo?

Charlene Dupre feels like she’s been on fire since the day she was born. Too hot to handle, abused and misused, she’s turned to a dead-end life on the sleazy side of the New Orleans streets. But when Peter and his strange band of teenagers with wondrous powers walk into the strip club where she works, Charlene discovers the heat that’s been burning her up inside is the only thing that can set her free.

It’s vengeance, acceptance and fire as the Harbinger Resistance adds one more to its ranks. But with this renegade team of super-powered agitators now on the road and out of control all across America, will it be long before Project Rising Spirit steps up its pursuit of Peter Stanchek – the wayward boy that just might become their secret weapon?

Find out on December 19th in Harbinger #7 – the next issue of the series that Major Spoilers calls “an impressive display of character work” and “a great showcase for [its] creators.”

 

HARBINGER #7 – ON SALE DECEMBER 19th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by BARRY KITSON with LEE GARBETT & KHARI EVANS
Cover bY MICO SUAYAN (OCT121235)
Flamingo Variant by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (OCT121236)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


VALIANT and COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD Present the Winner of TEMPTATION'S PAGE!

Valiant is proud to present the winner of the Archer & Armstrong “Temptation’s Page” art contest, courtesy of Brian Cronin and the good folks at Comics Should Be Good!

Last month, scribe supreme Fred Van Lente offered up a page of his script from Archer & Armstrong #1 for interpretation by artists with the gumption and gravitas to take on Valiant’s own ragtag adventure duo. More than a dozen respondents tried their hand at bringing life to page 17 of Fred’s script and, after a round of voting at CSBG, a winner has been selected. It is Valiant’s distinct pleasure to present the first-place submission by Earl Yi!

Script excerpt by Fred Van Lente

 

Fan art by Earl Yi

For more information on Earl and his work, his DeviantArt page can be found here. And, in the meantime, don’t miss Comic Should Be Good’s Valiant Comics Alphabet of Cool – an essential run-through of the movers and shakers that defined the original Valiant Universe!


VALIANT and COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD Present the Winner of TEMPTATION’S PAGE!

Valiant is proud to present the winner of the Archer & Armstrong “Temptation’s Page” art contest, courtesy of Brian Cronin and the good folks at Comics Should Be Good!

Last month, scribe supreme Fred Van Lente offered up a page of his script from Archer & Armstrong #1 for interpretation by artists with the gumption and gravitas to take on Valiant’s own ragtag adventure duo. More than a dozen respondents tried their hand at bringing life to page 17 of Fred’s script and, after a round of voting at CSBG, a winner has been selected. It is Valiant’s distinct pleasure to present the first-place submission by Earl Yi!

Script excerpt by Fred Van Lente

 

Fan art by Earl Yi

For more information on Earl and his work, his DeviantArt page can be found here. And, in the meantime, don’t miss Comic Should Be Good’s Valiant Comics Alphabet of Cool – an essential run-through of the movers and shakers that defined the original Valiant Universe!


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