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VALIANT Solicitations For DECEMBER 2012

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Interlocking Variants by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

ALL-NEW ARC! Not even time itself can escape the Eternal Warrior!

No one in the Valiant Universe is more terrifying, more dangerous or more experienced in the art of war than the undying Eternal Warrior. After thousands of years on the battlefield, he’s a master of strategy and weaponry, an unrelenting force of nature capable of dismantling entire armies with little effort and less conscience. His brother Armstrong, on the other hand, likes to read poetry and drink beer. Maybe that’s why they had such a bad falling out? But now — after years apart — the Eternal Warrior has a new mission: destroy young Obadiah Archer, Armstrong’s best-est new buddy and teammate in the war against The Sect. And, like it or not, Valiant’s history-smashing adventure duo will soon feel the wrath of the Eternal Warrior’s fist and steel.

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE DECEMBER 12th!

BLOODSHOT #6
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE

What dark secret connects Project Rising Spirit and Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation?

Bloodshot is the creation of Project Rising Spirit, and for years they’ve loaned him out to the U.S. government for the kinds of insane, blood-splattered missions that only a nanite-enhanced commando could possibly survive. But those will be nothing compared to the horrors that await him inside the heavily fortified walls of PRS itself, whose subterranean levels are populated by failed “projects” that kill and maim for fun. And God help anyone who dares pry open the doors to the “nursery”…

If you’ve been hesitating, waiting for the right moment to jump on board Bloodshot – the series Robot 6/Comic Book Resources calls “simply mind bending” – here’s that moment! After this issue, there might not be too many characters left alive…

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE DECEMBER 12th!

HARBINGER #7
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Flamingo Variant by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

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. Meanwhile, Project Rising Spirit closes in on Peter Stanchek, the most dangerous boy in the world. Vengeance, acceptance and fire. Meet the next member of the Harbinger Resistance as “Renegades” begins a brand new chapter!

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE DECEMBER 19th!

 

SHADOWMAN #2
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Shadowman’s first night on the job may just be his last.

Jack Boniface has become the next Shadowman, which would be great if he had any idea what he was doing. But he doesn’t and he’s out of time. Master Darque has dispatched the terrifying Mr. Twist to destroy Jack, and the demonic creature is tearing through half of the Big Easy in search of his prey. If the Abettors — the mysterious organization that’s spent hundreds of years protecting New Orleans — can reach Jack first, he’s got an outside shot at making it through the night. Find out if he’ll live to see tomorrow when the return of the legendary Shadowman continues this December!

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE DECEMBER 5th!

 

X-O MANOWAR #8
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE

X-O Manowar and Ninjak unearth The Vine’s ultimate endgame!

Deep within the halls of the MI-6, a sinister plot by The Vine’s alien agents is about to come to fruition. Their goal? Wipe humanity off the map – beginning with X-O Manowar. To get the job done, The Vine has enlisted Ninjak, the world’s most lethal assassin, but by doing so, they may have sealed their own fate. What began as a war between two men must become an uneasy truce…or Earth will fall. Betrayal, death, and a changing of the guard await in this explosive conclusion to the smash hit arc establishing X-O Manowar in the Valiant Universe.

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE DECEMBER 19th!


X-O MANOWAR 
VOL. 1: BY THE SWORD TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ESAD RIBIC

Special introductory price! Jump on board the year’s hottest super-hero series for only $9.99!

The beginning of the all-new Valiant Universe starts here! Aric of Dacia is a brash warrior and heir to the throne of the Visigoth people. He has lived his life under the heel of the Roman Empire, but now a far more terrible enemy has come to subjugate him. Taken from his home and family, Aric is enslaved aboard a starship belonging to a brutal race of alien colonizers known as The Vine. If he is to have any hope of escaping and returning to Earth, he will have to steal the Vine’s most powerful weapon – a sentient suit of indestructible armor – and become X-O Manowar!

This volume collects the first four issues of the acclaimed, breakout series by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates, The Homeland Directive) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan)!

$9.99/Rated T+/112 pgs.
ISBN: 9780979640940
ON SALE DECEMBER 5th!


VALIANT Scores New Printings For HARBINGER #1, HARBINGER #2 and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1

Valiant is proud to announce that three of its biggest summer releases – Harbinger #1, Harbinger #2 and Archer & Armstrong #1 – have sold out at the distributor level and will be returning with new printings on October 17th!

Read minds. Bend steel. Break all the rules. The uncompromising, sold-out sensation that Comic Book Resources calls “indie superheroes at its best” is returning to store shelves with the Harbinger #1 Zircher Second Printing Variant – featuring an all-new cover by comics superstar Patrick Zircher – and the Harbinger #2 Second Printing Sketch Variant! From New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans (Carbon Grey), catch up on super-powered teenager Peter Stanchek’s recruitment into the mysterious Harbinger Foundation! Arriving the same day as the climatic final issue of the acclaimed “Omega Rising” story arc in Harbinger #5, start at the beginning to find out why this is the book that is redefining the Valiant Universe for a new generation.

And, hitting stores the same day, it’s history in the breaking! Jump into the sordid life and times of Valiant’s conspiracy-smashing adventure duo with the Archer & Armstrong #1 Third Printing Sketch Variant by the New York Times best-selling creative team of Fred Van Lente (Hulk: Season One) and Clayton Henry (Incredible Hercules)! From the villainous One Percent of the Wall Street to the cloistered ninja nuns of Rome, there’s no shortage of reasons to pick up the series that Ain’t It Cool News calls “an A+ book”.

On the back of four landmark printings of X-O Manowar #1, the red-hot relaunch of the year is returning for an encore with the Harbinger #1 Zircher Second Printing Variant, Harbinger #2 Second Printing Sketch Variant, and Archer & Armstrong #1 Third Printing Sketch Variant! Look for them on October 17th in finer comic shops everywhere!

HARBINGER #1 ZIRCHER SECOND PRINTING VARIANT – ON SALE OCTOBER 17th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (AUG128057E)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

HARBINGER #2 SECOND PRINTING SKETCH VARIANT – ON SALE OCTOBER 17th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS & LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (AUG128058)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 THIRD PRINTING SKETCH VARIANT – ON SALE OCTOBER 17th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (AUG128056)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


VALIANT Scores New Printings For HARBINGER #1, HARBINGER #2 and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1

Valiant is proud to announce that three of its biggest summer releases – Harbinger #1, Harbinger #2 and Archer & Armstrong #1 – have sold out at the distributor level and will be returning with new printings on October 17th!

Read minds. Bend steel. Break all the rules. The uncompromising, sold-out sensation that Comic Book Resources calls “indie superheroes at its best” is returning to store shelves with the Harbinger #1 Zircher Second Printing Variant – featuring an all-new cover by comics superstar Patrick Zircher – and the Harbinger #2 Second Printing Sketch Variant! From New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans (Carbon Grey), catch up on super-powered teenager Peter Stanchek’s recruitment into the mysterious Harbinger Foundation! Arriving the same day as the climatic final issue of the acclaimed “Omega Rising” story arc in Harbinger #5, start at the beginning to find out why this is the book that is redefining the Valiant Universe for a new generation.

And, hitting stores the same day, it’s history in the breaking! Jump into the sordid life and times of Valiant’s conspiracy-smashing adventure duo with the Archer & Armstrong #1 Third Printing Sketch Variant by the New York Times best-selling creative team of Fred Van Lente (Hulk: Season One) and Clayton Henry (Incredible Hercules)! From the villainous One Percent of the Wall Street to the cloistered ninja nuns of Rome, there’s no shortage of reasons to pick up the series that Ain’t It Cool News calls “an A+ book”.

On the back of four landmark printings of X-O Manowar #1, the red-hot relaunch of the year is returning for an encore with the Harbinger #1 Zircher Second Printing Variant, Harbinger #2 Second Printing Sketch Variant, and Archer & Armstrong #1 Third Printing Sketch Variant! Look for them on October 17th in finer comic shops everywhere!

HARBINGER #1 ZIRCHER SECOND PRINTING VARIANT – ON SALE OCTOBER 17th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (AUG128057E)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

HARBINGER #2 SECOND PRINTING SKETCH VARIANT – ON SALE OCTOBER 17th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS & LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (AUG128058)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 THIRD PRINTING SKETCH VARIANT – ON SALE OCTOBER 17th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (AUG128056)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


Project Rising Spirit's Darkest Hour Revealed In BLOODSHOT #4

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot #4 from acclaimed writer Duane Swierczynski and the unrelenting artistic duo of Manuel Garcia and Arturo Lozzi!

What top-secret cataclysm did Project Rising Spirit unleash years ago on Atlee, Nevada? And what role did the nanite-enhanced commando known as Bloodshot play in scratching an entire city off the map? With his false memories now wiped away, Bloodshot and the PRS escapee codenamed Pulse are about to bring one hell of a reckoning to the black ops butchers that made them into walking weapons. But will the truth that lies beneath Atlee leave Bloodshot bloodied – or with blood on his hands?

The book that Newsarama calls a “solid suspense comic” with a “lightning-fast pace” hurdles toward the brain-rattling climax of its first campaign into the darkest reaches of the Valiant Universe on October 10th in Bloodshot #4! And go inside the process that revamped and rebuilt the Valiant heroes for a new generation with the Bloodshot #4 Character Design Cover – featuring exclusive Bloodshot art and concept designs by superstar artist David Aja (Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist)!

BLOODSHOT #4 – ON SALE OCTOBER 10th!
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA & ARTURO LOZZI
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (AUG121339)
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA (AUG121340)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


Project Rising Spirit’s Darkest Hour Revealed In BLOODSHOT #4

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot #4 from acclaimed writer Duane Swierczynski and the unrelenting artistic duo of Manuel Garcia and Arturo Lozzi!

What top-secret cataclysm did Project Rising Spirit unleash years ago on Atlee, Nevada? And what role did the nanite-enhanced commando known as Bloodshot play in scratching an entire city off the map? With his false memories now wiped away, Bloodshot and the PRS escapee codenamed Pulse are about to bring one hell of a reckoning to the black ops butchers that made them into walking weapons. But will the truth that lies beneath Atlee leave Bloodshot bloodied – or with blood on his hands?

The book that Newsarama calls a “solid suspense comic” with a “lightning-fast pace” hurdles toward the brain-rattling climax of its first campaign into the darkest reaches of the Valiant Universe on October 10th in Bloodshot #4! And go inside the process that revamped and rebuilt the Valiant heroes for a new generation with the Bloodshot #4 Character Design Cover – featuring exclusive Bloodshot art and concept designs by superstar artist David Aja (Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist)!

BLOODSHOT #4 – ON SALE OCTOBER 10th!
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA & ARTURO LOZZI
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (AUG121339)
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA (AUG121340)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


X-O MANOWAR VOL. 1 TPB Launches At $9.99 This December!

Valiant is proud to announce that X-O Manowar Vol. 1: By The Sword TPB, the first landmark volume of the new Valiant Universe, will be hitting stores everywhere on December 5th — with a special, introductory $9.99 price point!

The first collection of new material from publisher’s smash-hit “Summer of Valiant’ relaunch, X-O Manowar Vol. 1: By The Sword is written by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates), illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan), and collects the first four issues of the breakout series that has taken fans and critics by storm!

Aric of Dacia is a brash warrior and heir to the throne of the Visigoth people. He has lived his life under the heel of the Roman Empire, but now a far more terrible enemy has come to subjugate him. Taken from his home and family, Aric is enslaved aboard a starship belonging to a brutal race of alien colonizers known as The Vine. If he is to have any hope of escaping and returning to Earth, he will have to steal the Vine’s most powerful weapon — a sentient suit of indestructible armor — and become X-O Manowar!

“A complete knockout.” – Ain’t It Cool News
“Incredibly enjoyable… X-O Manowar is back and you need to check it out.” – Comic Book Resources
“High octane action and excitement in spades…” – Newsarama
“This series [is] a must read…” – IGN
“A stunning debut…” – The Onion/A.V. Club

If you’ve been waiting for a perfect entry point into Valiant’s return, this is it! After four printings, multiple sell-outs, and unparalleled critical acclaim, discover the sensation that has begun the Valiant Universe anew and won over a whole new generation of fans. Look for X-O Manowar Vol. 1: By The Sword TPB in comic shops everywhere this December — and pre-order with your local retailer today!

X-O MANOWAR VOL. 1: BY THE SWORD TPB – ONLY $9.99!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
$9.99/Rated T+/112 pgs.
ON SALE DECEMBER 5th!


VALIANT Reaps “WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR” In ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5

This December, there will be no escaping the “Wrath of the Eternal Warrior”! Valiant is proud to announce the return of the Eternal Warrior, the immortal master of war and weaponry, in Archer & Armstrong #5-8 — an all-new arc by New York Times best-selling author Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man) and red-hot artist Emanuela Lupacchino (X-Factor)!

No one in the Valiant Universe is more dangerous or more experienced in the art of war than Gilad Anni-Padda, the undying Eternal Warrior. After thousands of years on the battlefield, he has become an unrelenting force of nature, capable of dismantling entire armies with little effort and less conscience. His brother Armstrong, on the other hand, likes to read poetry and drink beer. Maybe that’s why they had such a bad falling out? But now — after years apart — the Eternal Warrior has a mysterious new mission: destroy young Obadiah Archer, Armstrong’s best-est new buddy and teammate in the war against The Sect.

“Armstrong and Gilad just do not see eye-to-eye. They’re brothers, but their similarities end at genetics,” writer Fred Van Lente told USA Today.

“Gilad sees [immortality] as a duty to fight for right, Armstrong sees it as an opportunity to drink as much booze and spend as much time with as many beautiful ladies as he can — so this issue is mostly fists, minimal hugs. We’ll see if they can work things out before the four-issue arc ends.”

This December, the book that Boing Boing calls “fantabulous” slams into second gear – and Gilad’s fist and steel! Jump on board as the Eternal Warrior sets out on a merciless manhunt straight through the heart of the Valiant Universe, beginning in Archer & Armstrong #5 — featuring a standard cover by Patrick Zircher, a Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Doug Braithwaite and interlocking incentive variants by Emanuela Lupacchino!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 – ON SALE IN DECEMBER!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Pullbox Exclusive Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Interlocking Variants by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


VALIANT Reaps "WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR" In ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5

This December, there will be no escaping the “Wrath of the Eternal Warrior”! Valiant is proud to announce the return of the Eternal Warrior, the immortal master of war and weaponry, in Archer & Armstrong #5-8 — an all-new arc by New York Times best-selling author Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man) and red-hot artist Emanuela Lupacchino (X-Factor)!

No one in the Valiant Universe is more dangerous or more experienced in the art of war than Gilad Anni-Padda, the undying Eternal Warrior. After thousands of years on the battlefield, he has become an unrelenting force of nature, capable of dismantling entire armies with little effort and less conscience. His brother Armstrong, on the other hand, likes to read poetry and drink beer. Maybe that’s why they had such a bad falling out? But now — after years apart — the Eternal Warrior has a mysterious new mission: destroy young Obadiah Archer, Armstrong’s best-est new buddy and teammate in the war against The Sect.

“Armstrong and Gilad just do not see eye-to-eye. They’re brothers, but their similarities end at genetics,” writer Fred Van Lente told USA Today.

“Gilad sees [immortality] as a duty to fight for right, Armstrong sees it as an opportunity to drink as much booze and spend as much time with as many beautiful ladies as he can — so this issue is mostly fists, minimal hugs. We’ll see if they can work things out before the four-issue arc ends.”

This December, the book that Boing Boing calls “fantabulous” slams into second gear – and Gilad’s fist and steel! Jump on board as the Eternal Warrior sets out on a merciless manhunt straight through the heart of the Valiant Universe, beginning in Archer & Armstrong #5 — featuring a standard cover by Patrick Zircher, a Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Doug Braithwaite and interlocking incentive variants by Emanuela Lupacchino!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 – ON SALE IN DECEMBER!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Pullbox Exclusive Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Interlocking Variants by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


The Fall Of The Foundation Begins In HARBINGER #4

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #4, from New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart and Harvey Award-nominee Khari Evans! Teenage superhuman Peter Stanchek is about to prove that he’s the future of the humanity. Even if it means burning Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation to a cinder.

Inside the walls of Harada’s secret psiot academy, Peter thought he would finally find freedom. Instead, he found a prison designed, built and commanded by a man who has deceived the world with his power. As his most promising pupil quickly becomes his greatest enemy, Harada is about to reveal just how far he will go to maintain his influence – and, to defeat him, Peter will be forced to push the power inside himself to as-yet untested limits. Can a new recruit to the Harbinger cause, Faith Herbert, temper Peter’s anger? Or will she be the first in a new line of students that must now choose a side between student and teacher, hero and villain?

On September 12th, school is out. Of control. The series that Ain’t It Cool News calls “the best book on the market” barrels toward an unavoidable confrontation that will fracture the very foundations of the Valiant Universe, only in Harbinger #4!

HARBINGER #4 – ON SALE SEPTEMBER 12th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS with LEWIS LAROSA & MATT CLARK
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JUL121259)
Variant Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (JUL121260) (ORDER ALL)
$3.99 US/Rated T+/32 pgs.


VALIANT's Pullbox Program Signs Up SHADOWMAN #1

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Shadowman #1 from red-hot writer Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) and comics superstar Patrick Zircher (Captain America)! The next epic expansion of the Valiant Universe begins on November 7th when Jack Boniface lives up to his calling and embraces his curse as the all-new Shadowman!

There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must accept the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. But what is the true cost of the Shadowman’s otherworldly power? And can Jack master his new abilities before Master Darque brings down the wall between reality and the eldritch darkness of the Deadside?

The rebirth of a Valiant icon starts right here on November 7th, only in Shadowman #1 – featuring spectacular variant covers by industry icons Dave Johnson and Bill Sienkiewicz!

And comic shop subscribers take note – speak to your local retailer today to pre-order your limited edition Shadowman #1 “Blackout” Pullbox Exclusive Variant, available only to readers who reserve copies with their local comic shop. Valiant will be maintaining a strict no overprint policy on all upcoming Pullbox Exclusive Variants, so pre-order now!

DOWNLOAD: SHADOWMAN #1 PULLBOX VARIANT REQUEST FORM [PDF]

SHADOWMAN #1 – ON SALE NOVEMBER 7th!
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (SEP121219)
“Blackout” Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PATRICK ZIRCHER (SEP121220)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (SEP121221)
Variant Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ (SEP121222)
$3.99 US/Rated T+/32 pgs.


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