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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!


ENTER NINJAK Hits MI-6 in X-O MANOWAR #8

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #8 – the much anticipated conclusion of “Enter Ninjak” by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti and acclaimed artist Lee Garbett! At last, after three continents and countless clashes, X-O Manowar and Ninjak have uncovered the Vine’s ultimate endgame for the planet Earth!

The halls of MI-6 hold a sinister secret. The top commanders of British Intelligence and its most trusted agents… both belong to the malignant alien race known only as the Vine. Their goal? Wipe humanity off the map, beginning with X-O Manowar. To get the job done, they enlisted Ninjak, the world’s most lethal assassin. But, in doing so, they may have sealed their own fate. What began as a war between two men has just become an uneasy truce and, together, they must bring down MI-6 from the inside out – or Earth will fall.

All of London is about to become battlefield as X-O Manowar and Ninjak make their final strike against the Vine’s earthly agents. But, once the smoke clears, will they be able to deal with the ramifications of an all-out assault in in the heart of the United Kingdom? The world is watching and, with PLANET DEATH on the rise, everything is about to change for Aric of Dacia – beginning in X-O Manowar #8, on sale December 19th!

 

X-O MANOWAR #8 – ON SALE DECEMBER 19th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (OCT121239)
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (OCT121240)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


VALIANT Solicitations for MARCH 2013

X-O MANOWAR #11
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Pullbox Exclusive Cover by CARY NORD
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Wraparound Variant by BART SEARS

ALL-NEW ARC! PLANET DEATH has arrived! X-O Manowar’s one-man invasion of the Vine’s alien homeworld starts here!

At long last, Aric of Dacia will take his revenge on the alien race that have pursued him at every turn. As his Visigoth forefathers sacked Rome, so too will Aric of Dacia bring a devastating assault to the doorstep of his oppressors. Taking the battle directly to the Vine planet 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. But when one man declares war on an entire world, what painful consequences will he reap for himself – and for the whole of human race?

Featuring the return of superstar penciler Cary Nord, PLANET DEATH is THE event that will define X-O Manowar’s place in the Valiant Universe. Don’t miss this juggernaut of a storyline when X-O Manowar descends on PLANET DEATH in March!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE MARCH 20th

 

SHADOWMAN #5
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
‘Blackout’ Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Linewide Variant by RAFAEL GRAMPA

ALL-NEW ARC! The coming of Master Darque is upon us.

Jack Boniface has just been to Hell and back. After surviving the horrors of the Deadside, Jack is taking his new abilities to the limit and discovering more about the legacy of the Shadowman with each passing night. But what if he wasn’t the only thing that managed to escape back to Earth? Something dark has arrived in New Orleans, leaving death and madness in its black wake. What’s more, the city’s deadliest cartel assassin is after Jack, and he refuses to die – literally!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE MARCH 6th

 

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #8
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER

Nothing is forever. So say the Null.

“The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior” gears up for its universe-shattering penultimate issue! “Nothing is Forever.” That is the motto of the Null, the enemies of the Geomancers for centuries. Now, at last, the Null have found the key to the utter destruction of all that is – and his name is Obadiah Archer! Can Aram and Gilad set aside their differences long enough to team up against Armstrong’s best friend – and will any of them survive the final battle?

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE MARCH 13th

 

BLOODSHOT #9
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY

There’s no turning back now.

The man with a past he can’t remember has to make one of the most difficult decisions of his life. Should he play the role of savior and unleash a force that could possibly destabilize the world? Or should he settle into the role he knows best ¬¬– killer – and wipe the slate clean, once and for all? Full of shocks, heart-stopping action and more backstabbing than a dozen productions of Julius Caesar, Bloodshot has his finger on the trigger – and the shot that will be heard around the Valiant Universe gets fired right here.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE MARCH 13th

 

 

HARBINGER #10
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS

Lead or die. Peter Stanchek is about to face his toughest test yet.

Trapped between the opposing forces of Toyo Harada’s Eggbreakers and Project Rising Spirit, Peter Stanchek and his wayward band of renegade telekinetics are about to find themselves in a vicious, three-way firefight. Can they put aside their fears and do battle as the team they’ll need to be to survive? The Renegades are about to make their big debut – and, when the smoke clears, the Valiant Universe is going to be a very different place.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE MARCH 20th

 

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL. 1: THE MICHELANGELO CODE TPB
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

It’s history in the breaking!

After years of meditation and training, 18-year-old Obadiah Archer has been dispatched to New York City to carry out the sacred mission of his family’s sect – locate and kill the fun-loving, hard-drinking immortal known as Armstrong! But as this naive teenage assassin stalks his prey, he’ll soon find that both hunter and hunted are just pawns in a centuries-old conspiracy that stretches from the catacombs beneath Wall Street to the heights of the Himalayas. And Archer & Armstrong will have to work together if the future is to stand any chance of surviving the past’s greatest threat!

From the New York Times best-selling creative team of writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies) and Clayton Henry (Incredible Herc), this volume collects ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1-4!

“This is an A+ book..” – Ain’t It Cool News
“A flawlessly executed debut…that already has almost everyone buzzing.” – Bleeding Cool

$9.99/T+/112 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9796409-8-8
ON SALE MARCH 6th

 

X-O MANOWAR VOL. 2: ENTER NINJAK TPB

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

X-O Manowar vs. Ninjak!

X-O Manowar has returned to Earth — and now the world’s most lethal intelligence agent has a new target. Hired by members of The Vine hidden deep within Earth’s governments, Ninjak has been sent to bring back the Manowar armor at any cost. But what happens when the world’s foremost weapons specialist engages the universe’s most powerful weapon head on? And even if Ninjak can defeat the armor’s defenses, does he stand a chance against the savage warrior that controls it? It’s raw power versus stealth and cunning in the second thrilling volume of X-O Manowar — and the Valiant Universe will never be the same again.

From New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and acclaimed artist Lee Garbett (Batman & Robin), this volume collects the best-selling “Enter: Ninjak” storyline from X-O MANOWAR #5-8, featuring the debut of Valiant’s next breakout hero!

“X-O Manowar is not just one of Valiant’s best books, it’s one of the best books being published right now, period.” – IGN
“X-O Manowar is about as much fun as you’ll have with a comic all month.” – Complex

$14.99/T+/112 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9796409-9-5
ON SALE MARCH 27th


VALIANT Joins FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013 with HARBINGER WARS and VALIANT MASTERS

Valiant’s greatest heroes of past and present will be turning out in force on Saturday, May 4th for Free Comic Book Day 2013! Valiant is proud to announce not one, but TWO special releases for next year’s Free Comic Book Day, featuring some of comics’ brightest talents and two generations of fan favorite superheroes.

First up, the critically acclaimed, best-selling comics launch of the decade throws it into high gear with the VALIANT 2013: HARBINGER WARS FCBD SPECIAL! Test your mettle with an exclusive look inside HARBINGER WARS – the blistering conflict between BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER that will crack the Valiant Universe in half. Plus – who will stand to oppose X-O MANOWAR on PLANET DEATH? What adventure lies beyond the horizon for ARCHER & ARMSTRONG? Who is the true heir to the legacy of the SHADOWMAN? And what top-secret projects could possibly be coming next?

Featuring the art of Patrick Zircher, Cary Nord, Trevor Hairsine, Clayton Crain, Marko Djurdjevic and more, everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2013 happens right here this Free Comic Book Day!

Then, dive deep into the greatest stories of the original Valiant Universe – remastered and collected together for the first time anywhere – with the VALIANT MASTERS: 2013 SHOWCASE EDITION! Relive the best-selling adventures of Valiant’s definitive heroes – NINJAK, SHADOWMAN, ETERNAL WARRIOR and more – in this special FCBD release previewing the next year’s worth of Valiant Masters hardcover collections.

Featuring all-time classic work by some of comics’ most celebrated creators, including Jim Shooter, Joe Quesada, Barry Windsor-Smith, David Lapham, Bob Layton and more, this is the perfect opportunity to discover how the Valiant Universe created a new generation of comics fans and became the stuff of legend.

The best of the Valiant Universe, yesterday and tomorrow – coming this Free Comic Book Day to a retailer near you!

For more information, visit FreeComicBookDay.com.

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
T+/32 pgs.

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.


VALIANT Heads Back to Press on SHADOWMAN #1 and X-O MANOWAR #6!

Shadowman and Ninjak are returning to store shelves everywhere in the New Year! Valiant is proud to announce that Shadowman #1 and X-O Manowar #6 have sold out at the distributor level and will return with second printings featuring sketch variant covers by superstar creator Patrick Zircher (Hulk, Captain America) on January 9th!

Just as Shadowman #3 arrives in stores, jump into on the first adventure of Valiant’s newest hero as he inherits an uncanny legacy that just might mean his end in the Shadowman #1 Zircher Second Printing Sketch Variant! From creators Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher, this is the perfect opportunity to join the series that IGN calls “another awesome notch in the belt of Valiant.”

And, then, catch up on “Enter Ninjak” – the best-selling storyline that’s about to send X-O Manowar hurtling into “Planet Death” – with the X-O Manowar #6 Zircher Second Printing Sketch Variant. Continuing the debut of MI-6′s most lethal intelligence agent, Ninjak, in the Valiant Universe, do not miss a single installment of the story arc that Complex calls “wall-to-wall action on a blockbuster scale.”

Retailers, please note: Valiant will be offering Shadowman #1 and X-O Manowar #6 first printing incentives for these issues while supplies last.

SHADOWMAN #1 ZIRCHER SECOND PRINTING SKETCH VARIANT (OCT128368E)
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

SHADOWMAN #1 JOHNSON VARIANT (OCT128369E)
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

SHADOWMAN #1 SIENKIEWICZ VARIANT (OCT128370E)
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

X-O MANOWAR #6 ZIRCHER SECOND PRINTING SKETCH VARIANT (OCT128371E)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

X-O MANOWAR #6 ZIRCHER VARIANT(AUG121336)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


HARBINGER WARS #1 – BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER Go Head-to-Head in VALIANT's First Family Crossover!

This April, the children are our future. HARBINGER WARS is coming!

Valiant is proud to announce HARBINGER WARS #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of a four-issue limited series that will set off the first-ever family crossover for the all-new Valiant Universe! Then, the Harbinger Wars saga continues with new jumping-on points in BLOODSHOT #10 and HARBINGER #11 – the beginning of brand new, standalone story arcs that will cover the collateral damage of the Valiant Universe’s first full-scale conflict.

For decades, Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation and the government’s own Project Rising Spirit have been waging a secret war over the rarest resource known to man – the unwieldy superhuman telekinetics known as harbingers. Over the years, they’ve each collected a small army of these empowered children to inflict their agendas on the world. But now the reformed harbinger hunter known as Bloodshot needs to atone for his crimes – and he’s going to start by releasing two dozen of the most volatile harbingers from their PRS prison and into the world.

Bloodshot wants to lead them. Toyo Harada wants to control them. And, Peter Stanchek, a teenage renegade with immense powers of his own, wants to give them free rein. But the runaway children of PRS have their own ideas for the future…and, as the body count rises, the Valiant Universe will realize that power this immense cannot be contained. It must be exercised. Who will survive the Harbinger Wars?

HARBINGER WARS #1 will mark a pivotal moment for the Valiant Universe as three of our heaviest hitters go guns-blazing into a conflict unlike any they’ve ever faced before,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “Joshua and Duane have crafted a character-driven story that will make the Valiant Universe a very dangerous place for a hero in 2013.

“The Harbinger and Bloodshot ongoing series will push full steam ahead, documenting the massive repercussions of the very first clash between Bloodshot and the Harbinger renegades,” added Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “We’re designing each component to stand on its own, and we couldn’t be prouder of the three creative teams that will be making Harbinger Wars a crossover unlike anything else on the stands.”

Beginning in HARBINGER WARS #1 (of 4) by Joshua Dysart (Harbinger), Duane Swiercyznski (Bloodshot) and Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong), Harbinger Wars will encompass 12 issues of all-out action by some of comics’ premier talents:

HARBINGER WARS #1-4 by Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski & Clayton Henry
BLOODSHOT #10-13 by Duane Swierczynski & Barry Kitson
HARBINGER #11-14 by Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans

This April, the entwined destinies of Bloodshot, Peter Stanchek and Toyo Harada will finally collide…and the most powerful forces in Valiant Universe will be drawn into a battle without sides, without rules and without mercy. Do not miss the first shot fired in HARBINGER WARS #1 (of 4) – coming this April from Valiant!

 

HARBINGER WARS #1 (of 4) – ON SALE IN APRIL!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

BLOODSHOT #10 – ON SALE IN APRIL!
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

HARBINGER #11 – ON SALE IN APRIL!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by KHARI EVANS
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


HARBINGER WARS #1 – BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER Go Head-to-Head in VALIANT’s First Family Crossover!

This April, the children are our future. HARBINGER WARS is coming!

Valiant is proud to announce HARBINGER WARS #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of a four-issue limited series that will set off the first-ever family crossover for the all-new Valiant Universe! Then, the Harbinger Wars saga continues with new jumping-on points in BLOODSHOT #10 and HARBINGER #11 – the beginning of brand new, standalone story arcs that will cover the collateral damage of the Valiant Universe’s first full-scale conflict.

For decades, Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation and the government’s own Project Rising Spirit have been waging a secret war over the rarest resource known to man – the unwieldy superhuman telekinetics known as harbingers. Over the years, they’ve each collected a small army of these empowered children to inflict their agendas on the world. But now the reformed harbinger hunter known as Bloodshot needs to atone for his crimes – and he’s going to start by releasing two dozen of the most volatile harbingers from their PRS prison and into the world.

Bloodshot wants to lead them. Toyo Harada wants to control them. And, Peter Stanchek, a teenage renegade with immense powers of his own, wants to give them free rein. But the runaway children of PRS have their own ideas for the future…and, as the body count rises, the Valiant Universe will realize that power this immense cannot be contained. It must be exercised. Who will survive the Harbinger Wars?

HARBINGER WARS #1 will mark a pivotal moment for the Valiant Universe as three of our heaviest hitters go guns-blazing into a conflict unlike any they’ve ever faced before,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “Joshua and Duane have crafted a character-driven story that will make the Valiant Universe a very dangerous place for a hero in 2013.

“The Harbinger and Bloodshot ongoing series will push full steam ahead, documenting the massive repercussions of the very first clash between Bloodshot and the Harbinger renegades,” added Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “We’re designing each component to stand on its own, and we couldn’t be prouder of the three creative teams that will be making Harbinger Wars a crossover unlike anything else on the stands.”

Beginning in HARBINGER WARS #1 (of 4) by Joshua Dysart (Harbinger), Duane Swiercyznski (Bloodshot) and Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong), Harbinger Wars will encompass 12 issues of all-out action by some of comics’ premier talents:

HARBINGER WARS #1-4 by Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski & Clayton Henry
BLOODSHOT #10-13 by Duane Swierczynski & Barry Kitson
HARBINGER #11-14 by Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans

This April, the entwined destinies of Bloodshot, Peter Stanchek and Toyo Harada will finally collide…and the most powerful forces in Valiant Universe will be drawn into a battle without sides, without rules and without mercy. Do not miss the first shot fired in HARBINGER WARS #1 (of 4) – coming this April from Valiant!

 

HARBINGER WARS #1 (of 4) – ON SALE IN APRIL!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

BLOODSHOT #10 – ON SALE IN APRIL!
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

HARBINGER #11 – ON SALE IN APRIL!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by KHARI EVANS
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


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