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Valiant Franchise “ARCHER & ARMSTRONG” Headed to Big Screen

Award-winning, multi-million selling comic coming to film from Valiant developed and financed script

AA_001_COVER_SUAYANAs revealed exclusively at the Hollywood Reporter, New York-based comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment today announced that they are adapting their award-winning comic book series, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, into a feature film. Valiant has partnered with the Sean Daniel Company (THE MUMMY, BEST MAN HOLIDAY, MGM’s upcoming BEN-HUR) for the production and has funded a script from writer BenDavid Grabinski. The film will be produced by Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, and Dinesh Shamdasani.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG is an action-adventure/buddy comedy colliding a drunk, delinquent immortal who has given up on saving the world and the idealistic young man who needs him for a globetrotting quest to stop history’s oldest conspiracy from toppling modern civilization.

Co-created by former Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter (AVENGERS), and legendary comics creators Barry Windsor-Smith (CONAN) and Bob Layton (IRON MAN), Archer & Armstrong first appeared in 1992 and quickly became one of the most successful comic book franchises in history, selling more than 4.5 million copies worldwide. With a devoted following that stretches around the globe, Ain’t It Cool News has called Archer & Armstrong “the best buddy team book of all time,” adding that “not since Batman & Robin has a more important duo hit the comic world.”

Most recently, Valiant re-launched the property with a new series in 2012 to an immediate worldwide sell-out and rave reviews. The series’ debut issue garnered three printings; earned numerous awards and accolades; and was named as one of the Best Comics of 2012 by Crave Online and Bloody Disgusting, as one of the Best Comics of 2013 by Comic Book Resources, and was nominated for Best New Comic Series of 2012 by IGN.

“ARCHER & ARMSTRONG is one of the greatest untapped franchises in comics, and BenDavid’s script is delivering a vision for these characters that has made us all very, very excited,” said Sean Daniel. “The movie is about the relationship between these two amazing characters, the comic clash between optimism and pessimism, and how family is the most important unifier. It combines globe-spanning action with BenDavid’s singular sense of humor, and is rooted in resonant themes that give it a powerful emotional core.”

Founded in 1989, Valiant experienced a meteoric rise in the 1990s, selling 80 million comic books and quickly becoming the number three publisher in the comic book industry. One of the few companies to ever rival Marvel and DC in popularity and market share, Valiant re-launched its universe of characters to tremendous commercial and critical success in 2012. The company previously announced that SHADOWMAN, another award-winning franchise from Valiant’s library of more than 1,750 comic book characters, was being adapted into a feature film. Screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski (THOR, WORLD WAR Z, and the upcoming SENSE8 for Netflix) has been hired to adapt SHADOWMAN with Valiant funding and producing alongside the Sean Daniel Company. Additionally, BLOODSHOT – another Valiant property with sales in excess of 7 million copies to date – has been optioned by Sony Pictures with Matthew Vaughn (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) attached and a script by Jeff Wadlow (KICK-ASS 2). Valiant has partnered with Original Film for the project. Neal Moritz, Toby Jaffe and Dinesh Shamdasani are producing.

BenDavid Grabinski, writer of SKIPTRACE with Jackie Chan and Seann William Scott starring, also previously wrote an untitled project for Peter Berg (LONE SURVIVOR), as well as CON ED for Alcon Entertainment; SWIFT for Sony Pictures; and THE HOW-TO GUIDE FOR SAVING THE WORLD for MGM with Barry Sonnenfeld (MEN IN BLACK) directing, which was featured on the Black List.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG joins a highly anticipated slate of upcoming feature film and television projects at the Sean Daniel Company, including THE MUMMY reboot for Universal in 2016, BEN-HUR for Paramount/MGM with director Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED) also in 2016, and THE EXPANSE, which received a straight-to-series commitment from the Syfy channel and is based on the New York Times bestselling series of novels by James S.A. Corey.

“We couldn’t have more apt partners than Sean Daniel – who, as an executive at Universal, shepherded the seminal movies in the genre in BLUES BROTHERS, MIDNIGHT RUN, and ANIMAL HOUSE – and BenDavid Grabinski, who just turned in a truly awesome adaptation,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “We’re bringing the same quality and creativity that established our success in comics to our film and television adaptations. SHADOWMAN, BLOODSHOT, and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG are just the beginning.”

Clay Mann Goes Valiant Exclusive for X-O MANOWAR #0 – A New Milestone Coming in October! Plus: UNITY #0 by Matt Kindt & Cary Nord!

XO_ZERO_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICIn the wake of the sold-out success of Valiant’s blockbuster crossover event, ARMOR HUNTERS, Valiant is proud to announce that superstar artist Clay Mann has signed on as the publisher’s next exclusive artist for X-O MANOWAR #0 – the first of two fan-demanded, must-read zero issues that will serve as all-new introductions to Valiant’s biggest ongoing series this fall!

Also joining X-O MANOWAR #0 on store shelves, look for UNITY #0 – a brand new tale revealing the top secret origins of Valiant’s elite superteam from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR)!

First, on October 8th, the true story of Aric of Dacia – aka the unstoppable X-O Manowar – will stand revealed in X-O MANOWAR #0, an essential new jumping-on point for Valiant’s flagship hero from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and Valiant’s newest exclusive superstar Clay Mann (X-Men: Age of X)!

XO_ZERO_COVER_B_MANNKnown for his action-packed and kinetic work on titles including X-Men, X-Men: Legacy, Indestructible Hulk, and Gambit, X-O MANOWAR #0 will mark Mann’s first work for Valiant. Mann is the latest in a recent string of high-profile additions to the publisher’s roster of creators, including Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), and Rafa Sandoval (HARBINGER: OMEGAS), and joins a stable of other acclaimed, Valiant-exclusive writers and artists that includes Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS), CAFU (UNITY), Joshua Dysart (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER, HARBINGER: OMEGAS), Clayton Henry (HARBINGER, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Trevor Hairsine (ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), and Brian Reber (UNITY, X-O MANOWAR).

After narrowly surviving the events of ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O Manowar – or what is left of him – must look to the future, but, to do so, Aric must first learn the startling secret of his past. Be here on October 8th to learn the violent, never-before-told origin of Visigoth life under the brutality of the Roman Empire, and how the modern day’s most feared armored hero began his journey to the stars nearly two millennia ago. Don’t miss the most demanded Valiant story of the year as Robert Venditti and Clay Mann usher in a brand new beginning for one of the most acclaimed series in comics today, only in X-O MANOWAR #0!

UNITY_ZERO_COVER_ALLENThen, on October 15th, Valiant all-stars Matt Kindt and Cary Nord come together to reveal the classified history of Valiant’s biggest heroes – then…now..and forever – in UNITY #0!

The unbreakable all-star superteam known as UNITY has saved the planet, and the world is in its debt…but is this the first time a band of exceptional heroes and soldiers has rescued humanity from a doomsday threat? The Eternal Warrior remembers…and, one hundred years ago, he led another team of valiant champions on a life-or-death mission that changed the very course of history. Now, for the first time, find out why the world needs UNITY…and there has always been one to stand against the threats no ordinary team could match!

This October, start at the beginning to discover two of the most incredible series on the stands today in X-O MANOWAR #0 and UNITY #0 – two perfect introductions to the mind-blowing world of Valiant’s heroes and villains!

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Cover B by CLAY MANN
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.

Written by MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.


Before THE VALIANT – Read Each VALIANT #1 Issue for FREE on comiXology!

VALIANT_001_COVER_RIVERAIn celebration of THE VALIANT – Valiant’s upcoming prestige format mini-series from superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera – Valiant is proud to announce that the publisher is making nine of its biggest #1 issues available as FREE downloads on comiXology for the month of July!

From now through July 31st, jump on board each of Valiant’s award-winning, fan favorite ongoing series with an all-access pass to some of the publisher’s most acclaimed #1 debuts – completely FREE for a limited time and featuring contributions from some of the premier storytellers in comics today, including James Asmus (Gambit, Thief of Thieves), Doug Braithwaite (Justice, Journey into Mystery), Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage), Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier), Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis, Ultimate Nightmare), Matt Kindt (Justice League of America, Mind MGMT), Cary Nord (Conan), Greg Pak (Batman/Superman, Action Comics), Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Flash), and many, many more!

From Archer & Armstrong to X-O Manowar, now is your chance to discover each of Valiant’s best-selling series with a complete array of FREE #1 milestones from across the Valiant library, including:

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 by Fred Van Lente & Clayton Henry

It’s history in the breaking! Eighteen-year-old adventurer Obadiah Archer and the immortal miscreant currently called Armstrong will have to work together if modern civilization is to stand any chance of surviving a centuries-old conspiracy that stretches from the catacombs beneath Wall Street to the heights of the Himalayas!

BLOODSHOT #1 by Duane Swierczynski & Manuel Garcia

Heroes aren’t born…they’re built. Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology, the walking weapon of mass destruction now known as Bloodshot has escaped his handlers at Project Rising Spirit and vowed to bring war down up his masters…but first he’ll have to figure out where the programming ends and the real “him” begins.

ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 by Greg Pak & Trevor Hairsine

Soldier. Guardian. Warrior. Legend. Across ten millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda has traversed the darkest, most mysterious corners of history. But the horror and bloodshed of constant warfare has finally taken its toll on the man who vowed to serve the Earth as its Eternal Warrior…and soon his oath will bring an ancient war roaring down on modern day.

HARBINGER #1 by Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans

Read minds. Bend steel. Break all the rules. Runaway teenager Peter Stanchek is on a dangerous path. Skipping across the country in a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, Peter is quickly realizing that he’s a telekinetically powered “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. His first lesson? All power comes with a price.

QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 by James Asmus & Tom Fowler

KLANG! Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime.

RAI #1 by Matt Kindt & Clayton Crain

Japan in the 41st century! The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai.

SHADOWMAN #1 by Justin Jordan & Patrick Zircher

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.

UNITY #1 by Matt Kindt & Doug Braithwaite

The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most lethal, most volatile, most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon. Kill X-O Manowar!

X-O MANOWAR #1 by Robert Venditti & Cary Nord

Born into battle, Aric of Dacia – heir to the throne of the Visigoth people – has never known peace. After a brutal encounter with a mysterious enemy known as The Vine leaves him a prisoner on an alien world, the only hope Aric has of returning to his family and saving them from slavery is to seize armored suit capable of incalculable destruction and become X-O Manowar!

Start at the beginning with all nine of these best-selling #1 milestones today at comiXology, then get ready for THE VALIANT – an all-new prestige format mini-series coming in December from all-star creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera! An entirely self-contained comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.

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Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera Join THE VALIANT – A New Prestige Format Limited Series Beginning in December!

VALIANT_001_COVER_RIVERAA battle ten millennia in the making is about to begin…

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce THE VALIANT – a new prestige format four-issue limited series beginning in December from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man) and Matt Kindt (RAI, UNITY, Mind MGMT), and featuring interior artwork and covers by Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil)!

An entirely self-contained comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…THE VALIANT.


“I’ve been a huge fan of what Valiant Comics has been doing for the past two years, with a lot of my favorite creators, and favorite people, like Matt Kindt, Josh Dysart and Rob Venditti, doing incredible work for the publisher,” said writer Jeff Lemire. “So, it’s a huge thrill for me to now step into the Valiant Universe in a BIG way with the upcoming four-issue series, THE VALIANT, along with co-writer Matt Kindt, and one of the most incredible artists working in comics today, Paolo Rivera. THE VALIANT will not only serve as a great entry point for brand new readers to Valiant, but also enrich the existing universe and shake it up dramatically moving forward. Valiant has an incredible stable of characters to play with, and they will ALL play a role in THE VALIANT.”

VALIANT_001_001“Jeff and I have been threatening to work together for a long time,” said writer Matt Kindt. “And we did a little bit on Sweet Tooth with the few issues I did, but this is the first time we’ve really created something from scratch and written a long piece of work together. Collaborating on writing isn’t something I normally get excited about, but Jeff and I just got coffee after a con one night and started brainstorming different things we could do and, by the end of the night, the waitress got a big tip and we’d written an outline for this epic story. It was like being transported to your best friend’s kitchen table when you’re 11 and cooking up fantastic comic book ideas. But in this case, when we were done, we got Paolo to draw it. We couldn’t be more excited. I was just a fan of his on his now classic run on Daredevil. He’s just a great cartoonist, you know? He can tell a story so well – and I think we gave him plenty of story to draw.”

“I’ve heard nothing but good things about Jeff and Matt, and their script does not disappoint,” said artist Paolo Rivera. “One of the major things that brought me to this project was the epic scale. Most of the stories I’ve worked on, even when action-packed, have been on the level of individuals. While our main characters are still the heart, this story spans epochs and realms, with consequences that, quite literally, affect the entire Earth.”

VALIANT_001_design_bloodshot“I worked with [Valiant Editor-in-Chief] Warren [Simons] briefly at Marvel, but he’s been doing his best to lure me (and my Dad) to Valiant since 2012,” added Rivera. “We’ve been doing mostly covers since then, so it’s awesome to be drawing comics again. That, and it’s fun to draw Bloodshot getting blown to bits.”

A New York Times best-selling writer and artist, Jeff Lemire is the award-winning author of some of the most acclaimed graphic novels and comic book series in recent memory, including the Essex County trilogy, Sweet Tooth, and The Underwater Welder. A recipient of the American Library Association’s prestigious Alex Award and the Joe Shuster Award, Lemire’s work has also been nominated for the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards. Most recently, his work for DC Comics has included critically acclaimed runs on Animal Man, Green Arrow, and Justice League United, as well as the creator-owned series Trillium for Vertigo. THE VALIANT will be Lemire’s first full-length work for Valiant Entertainment.

Matt Kindt is the New York Times best-selling writer and artist of many acclaimed graphic novels and comic book series, including Mind MGMT, 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man, Pistolwhip, Red-Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes, Revolver, and Super Spy. A Harvey Award winner and Eisner Award nominee, his other works include Justice League of America and Suicide Squad for DC Comics, and Marvel Knights: Spider-Man for Marvel Comics. In addition to THE VALIANT, Kindt currently writes two ongoing series, RAI and UNITY, for Valiant Entertainment.

Paolo Rivera quickly gained notoriety for his painted artwork on Marvel Comics’ Mythos before moving on to provide distinctive and striking covers for nearly all of the publisher’s top series. With his father Joe Rivera inking his work, Rivera penciled the best-selling relaunch of Marvel’s Daredevil with writer Mark Waid – a run that won the father-son duo two Eisner Awards for their work. THE VALIANT will mark Rivera’s first full-length comics’ work since Daredevil in 2012. He can be found online at and


This December, the Geomancer’s sacred mission begins anew as superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera bring together THE VALIANT – a new comic book milestone, coming soon from Valiant Entertainment.

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THE VALIANT #1 (of 4)
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.

Valiant Previews: On Sale July 16th, 2014 – HARBINGER #25 (ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR!) | UNITY #9 (ARMOR HUNTERS)

Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAY141659)
Cover B by JENNY FRISON (MAY141660)
Variant Cover by LUCY KNISLEY (MAY141661)
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN (MAY141662)
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON (MAY141663)

Toyo Harada’s last stand! The future of Harbinger starts here with a star-studded, 48-page anniversary milestone – packed with brand new contributions from an all-star cast of creators and shocking new revelations about the fate of Valiant’s teenage superteam!

A Renegade has fallen and, now, there is no turning back. Stripped of his allies and all sense of self-preservation, the world’s most powerful “harbinger,” super-powered billionaire Toyo Harada, is about to inflict a terrible reckoning on a world he thought he could control…and everything we thought we knew will be forever changed in its wake.

Original series creators Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans reunite to deliver a devastating climax to the second year of the series that The Onion/A.V. Club calls “the crown jewel of Valiant’s lineup” – and officiates the “Death of a Renegade” with all-new artwork and stories from an incredible roster of award-winning talents, including Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle), Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX), Dan Goldman (Red Light Properties), Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong), Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode), Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom), Lucy Knisley (Relish: My Life in the Kitchen), and Barry Kitson (Empire)!

$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 7/16/14 (FOC – 6/23/14)

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Written by MATT KINDT
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAY141651)
Variant Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (MAY141652)

Time to bring in…Bloodshot!

The unrelenting forces of the Armor Hunters have wreaked havoc on planet Earth, leaving terror and destruction in their wake. Now, our last, best chance at standing against the calculating wrath of the Hunters comes in the form of Unity – Livewire, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, and their latest recruit…BLOODSHOT?! But can they stop these galactic intruders before they capture X-O Manowar and destroy the Earth?

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 7/16/14 (FOC – 6/23/14)

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ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1 Strikes in October – Plus Sold-Out ARMOR HUNTERS #2, UNITY #8, and X-O MANOWAR #26 Recruit New Printings!

AH_AFTERMATH_001_COVER_BERNARDJust as ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) arrives in stores to a record-setting sell-out, Valiant is proud to announce a blockbuster new chapter for the summer’s most acclaimed crossover event, ARMOR HUNTERS, and a fleet of brand new second printings to meet demand for X-O Manowar’s epic confrontation with a squadron of alien hunter-killers tied to the very origin of his armor!

This October, the must-read crossover event of the year reaches its milestone conclusion in ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1 – an essential one-shot epilogue to the Armor Hunters’ invasion of Earth by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) and red-hot artist CAFU (Unity)! In the devastating wake of ARMOR HUNTERS #4 (of 4), our planet – and its heroes – will be forever changed. Start reading here to discover the new status quo for the world’s most formidable heroes as X-O Manowar, Unity, Bloodshot, and the Harbinger Renegades forge a new frontline of defense for humanity!

“With rave reviews for each installment thus far and the fastest sell-outs we’ve ever seen occurring at a rapid clip across multiple issues, Armor Hunters is shaping up to be nothing short of a phenomenon. Robert Venditti, Doug Braithwaite, Matt Kindt and every other participating creator have outdone themselves at each turn, building a truly earth-shaking crossover event perfect for new fans and longtime readers alike,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “But the stakes are only getting bigger, and ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1 is where we’ll finally see how the battle waged has not only affected X-O Manowar and Unity, but Bloodshot, Harbinger, and other titles from throughout the Valiant publishing line.”

The fallout of the summer’s blistering crossover event starts here and no hero can escape what happens next – only in ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1, on sale in October!

Plus, arriving in stores alongside ARMOR HUNTERS #3 (of 4) on August 18th, look for all-new printings for three sold-out chapters of the ARMOR HUNTERS saga in the ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT, UNITY #8 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT, and X-O MANOWAR #26 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT! Don’t miss a moment of Valiant’s acclaimed crossover event with three all-new entry points into the high-stakes world of X-O Manowar’s brutal clash with the alien Armor Hunters – a relentless battalion of soldiers dedicated to eradicating the X-O Manowar armor and all others like it…no matter what the cost.


“✮✮✮✮✮…Venditti, Braithwaite, and Martin are putting together one exciting book.” – Comic Vine
“✮✮✮✮✮…The stakes are high, the opponents look unbeatable, and [X-O Manowar] will not come out of this battle unchanged.” – Comic Bastards
“✮✮✮✮½…If there’s one event to get in on from the beginning to the very end, [Armor Hunters] is it!” – Unleash the Fanboy
“✮✮✮✮…Immersive and well rendered… Armor Hunters is shaping up to be Valiant’s next big thing.” – IGN
“✮✮✮✮…It’s an event story for readers who think they hate event stories.” – Comic Book Resources

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Art by CAFU
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | COMING IN OCTOBER!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 8/13/14 (FOC – 7/21/14)

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Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Artist Variant by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 8/13/14 (FOC – 7/21/14)

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$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 8/13/14 (FOC – 7/21/14)


Valiant Previews: On Sale July 9th, 2014 – ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST) | RAI #3 (VALIANT FIRST

Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (MAY141639)
Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES (MAY141640)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAY141641)
Artist Variant by BRYAN HITCH (MAY141642)


Following the shocking final moments of the previous issue, the Armor Hunters have made their intentions clear, and unless X-O Manowar is turned over to them immediately, thousands of innocents will become additional casualties of this already brutal war. Valiant’s most formidable heroes are about to go on the offensive, but the Armor Hunters have another trick up their sleeve, and this one will change the battle forever. Who will live? Who will die? The world will know what it feels like to be POWERLESS as Valiant’s massive summer crossover continues!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/16/14)

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Written by MATT KINDT
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (MAY141655)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY141656)
Variant Cover by CAFU (MAY141657)

Nothing is what it seems…not even yourself…

A seemingly random murder – the first in a thousand years – is unraveling the mysteries at the heart of Rai’s very existence. As the country of Japan completes another orbit around 41st century Earth, Rai, its sole protector, turns his investigation toward two figures he never questioned before: Father, the A.I. that controls Japan…and himself.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/16/14)

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First Look: THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 – Coming in September from VALIANT FIRST!

DRMIRAGE_001_COVER_FOREMANHot off the sold-out success of RAI #1 and ARMOR HUNTERS #1, Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) – the next must-read series from VALIANT FIRST by Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages, Captain Marvel) and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre (Shadowman, Daredevil)! On September 3rd, death will be just the beginning when Valiant’s spirited occult adventurer goes beyond and back for a breathtaking, heartbreaking journey into 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. Instead, America’s favorite semi-retired paranormal investigator is haunted and raw, using her gift to solve homicides and bring peace to the recently bereaved. But 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.

“We started [by] talking about the afterlife and where the spirits go and the structure of the world outside this world for the Valiant Universe… There’s tons of possibilities. What we are looking to do is send [Shan] on this grand quest that also loops back into building on what this relationship was in her past with her dead husband and what it would mean to try and get him back,” writer Jen Van Meter told Comic Book Resources.

The year’s most astonishing adventure begins on September 3rd in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) – featuring a cover by visionary artist Travel Foreman (Animal Man)!

Plus: for Valiant’s dedicated pullbox subscription customers, delve deep into the dark world of Dr. Mirage with the special expanded THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION – available only in comic shops and featuring more than 15 extra pages of all-new stories and artwork that won’t be collected for the trade! Discover what awaits in the realms of Deadside and beyond with Jen Van Meter’s guide to the worlds beyond our reality; an all-new comic story starring a World War II-era occult secret agent at the heart of Mirage’s quest; a handbook-style guide to the shadowy citizens, soul-eating beasts, and malevolent demons of the netherworld; and much more, only in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION!

And keep up with the rest of the VALIANT FIRST initiative’s brand new wave of #1 releases to discover a new entry point into Valiant’s award-winning publishing line each and every month! RAI #1 in May. ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) in June. ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) in July. THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4) in August. THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) in September. With major new #1 releases hitting stores all summer long, these are the titles that will have you reading Valiant FIRST when you head to the comic shop!

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Written by JEN VAN METER
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (JUL141476)
Blank Cover Variant also available (JUL141477)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 9/3/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 9/3/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

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VALIANT Heads South for FLORIDA SUPERCON – This Weekend in Miami!

florida-supercon-logo-white-320x90From Thursday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 6th, join Valiant for a holiday weekend packed with signings, special guests, and convention-only exclusives, only at Florida Supercon – Miami’s largest comic book and pop culture convention!

Join Valiant all weekend long at Booth #736 inside the Miami Beach Convention Center for signings from New York Times best-selling artist and creator Clayton Henry (Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong)! Plus, stop by to shop a complete collection of hardcover and trade paperback collections, Valiant merchandise, and convention-only exclusives that can’t be found anywhere else!

Then, round out the weekend with the VALIANT FIRST AND BEYOND panel presentation on Saturday, July 5th at 4:15 PM in the Flamingo 3 Ballroom! As Valiant steamrolls into yet another super-summer, find out what the future holds for the publisher’s power-packed VALIANT FIRST line-up of new series – including RAI, ARMOR HUNTERS, THE DELINQUENTS, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, and more – with an all-star panel including Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani and special surprise guests!

We’ll see you in Miami!

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Valiant Preview: On Sale July 2nd, 2014 – QUANTUM AND WOODY #12

Written by JAMES ASMUS
Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY141666)

Beaten! Bloodied! Bamboozled!

Quantum and Woody took the battle straight to the enemy – the mad-science cabal called Edison’s Radical Acquisitions and their mysterious, monstrous new leader – and the enemy kicked their ass! When these rogue biologists (and roboticists) get their hands (and robo-claws) on their new lab subjects, Quantum and Woody are as good as vivisected! (And, by vivisected, we mean dead.)

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 7/2/14 (FOC – 6/9/14)

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