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First Look: Hillary Clinton Flies into November’s Historic FAITH #5 – A Giant-Sized Election Special for the Ages!

FAITH_005_COVER-A_RIVERAOn November 2nd, just days before Election Day, America’s favorite hero of 2016 is teaming up with Hillary Clinton for the most important election special in comics history!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside FAITH #5 – a 48-page election special colliding Faith “Zephyr” Herbert with the first female presidential nominee from a major political party, Hillary Clinton, for a history-making adventure torn from the headlines!

Jump on board the adventures of the hero that Vulture calls “one of the comics industry’s most-buzzed about characters” right here as an all-star cast of comics’ finest talents shine a spotlight on the best that the Valiant Universe has to offer, beginning with AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT from the new ongoing creative team of acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and rising star Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn)! Then, multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Eisner Award-winning artist Colleen Doran (The Sandman) present an exclusive prelude to November’s HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – the hard-hitting super-team that launched Faith into superstardom – that won’t be found anywhere else! And, last but not least, comics legend Louise Simonson (Superman: The Man of Steel) and acclaimed artist Pere Perez (HARBINGER WARS) charge straight to the top of the ticket and send Faith into action alongside Hillary Clinton for an all-American tale that will soon go down in superhero history!

Faith Herbert, star of the highest selling independent superhero debut of 2016, is a shining beacon of optimism in a challenging world. Her day job as a blogger and journalist is about to bring Faith face to face with Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton…but its her daring alter ego as Los Angeles’ leading superhero that will have to save the day when a new threat emerges to imperil a pivotal moment that has all of America watching!

“Faith is a great character,” writer Louise Simonson told Paste Magazine. “She’s a light in the Valiant universe… She manages to look at things in a positive, and to my own sense, very heroic kind of way, in that she’s willing to sacrifice her own best interest to try to make the world a better place.”

On November 2nd, Faith leaps off the comics page and into the annals of American history for a landmark comics event! Be there when the sky-soaring heroine that captured the hearts and minds of an entire nation takes flight alongside Hillary Clinton for this campaign season’s must-read election special, only in FAITH #5 – featuring covers by Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT, Daredevil), Meghan Hetrick (Uncanny Avengers), Carmen Carnero (Adventures of Supergirl), Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers), and Rafa Sandoval (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.)!

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FAITH #5 (ELECTION SPECIAL!)
Written by JODY HOUSER with LOUISE SIMONSON and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK with PERE PÉREZ and COLLEEN DORAN
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Cover B by MEGHAN HETRICK (SEP162034)
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Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (SEP162038)
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$3.99 | 48 pgs. | T+| On sale NOVEMBER 2 (FOC – 10/10/16)

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Win a Year’s Worth of Valiant Comics with the Harbinger Renegades Subscription Contest!

HR_001_COVER-A_ROBERTSONActivate the biggest series launch of the fall with a chance to win free Valiant comics for an entire year!

Valiant is proud to announce the HARBINGER RENEGADES Subscription Contest –a mind-blowing event heralding the release of HARBINGER RENEGADES #1—the FIRST ISSUE of the year’s most important ONGOING SERIES! As multiple Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Wolverine, The Boys) get ready to set the course for the entire Valiant Universe, don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a year’s worth of free Valiant comic books! Simply subscribe to HARBINGER RENEGADES before the first issue goes on-sale on November 16th at a participating retailer in the United States and Canada, post a picture of you or your comic shop retailer adding the series to your pull list on Instagram at @ValiantEntertainment with #WinHarbinger, and let the excitement begin!

Then, double your odds by posting another photo of yourself with HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 to @ValiantEntertainment on November 16th. Five winners, picked at random on November 23rd, will then receive a year’s worth of free monthly Valiant comic books ($400 value) at their participating retailer!

Please see official rules sheet for complete rules and guidelines.

Across the United States and Canada, retailers everywhere are going mental for the HARBINGER RENEGADES Subscription Contest! View the official HARBINGER RENEGADES Subscription Contest map at www.ValiantUniverse.com/WinHarbinger for the complete list of participating retailers.

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Can’t find your local comic shop? No problem! Have your local retailer contact Valiant at sales@valiantentertainment.com to have their shop added to the list.

Anyone you know could become a psionically powered “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. Your neighbor. Your boss. Your best friend. Your kids.

Six months ago, a secret team of renegade whistleblowers leaked the existence of these extraordinarily dangerous individuals to a stunned world. Today, all across the country, crude, DIY psiot activation attempts have left hundreds brain damaged…or worse. The emergence of a new psiot in a community often leads to riots and mass violence. Gun sales are through the roof.

America is terrified of what could happen next.

With this revolutionary upheaval now in motion, Kris Hathaway, John “Torque” Torkelson, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, and Peter Stanchek are about to discover their calling. Together, the HARBINGER RENEGADES are moving from town to town, building their ranks, and subverting authority one mind at a time…and setting out to prove once and for all that behind their power, there has always been a purpose.

On November 16th, be there as Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson bring the most dangerous team in comics roaring towards revolution with HARBINGER RENEGADES #1…and don’t miss your chance to win a year’s worth of free Valiant comics with the HARBINGER RENEGADES Subscribe & Win Contest!

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HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (SEP162040)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (SEP162041)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (SEP162042)
Cover D by KANO (SEP162043)
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Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP162046)
Variant Cover by BOB LAYTON (SEP162047)
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD (SEP162048)
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$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 16 (FOC – 10/23/16)

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NYCC 2016: Valiant Announces NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE – A Live-Action, Digital-Exclusive Series

b0c9c87e-414a-4018-ac8d-ccceee30e860Award-Winning Comics Publisher Launches New Division, VALIANT DIGITAL, to Produce Short-Form Content for Emerging Media

As revealed today at New York Comic Con 2016, Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE – a brutal, first-of-its-kind, live-action digital series. Premiering online in late 2017, the bone-shattering, six-episode series will pit MI-6’s master assassin, Ninjak, against a gauntlet of Valiant’s most formidable heroes for a bloodstained battle royale torn from the pages of the largest independent superhero universe in comics.

Watch the first trailer for NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE here:

The series will be the first project from VALIANT DIGITAL – a new division of Valiant Entertainment committed to producing original content in live-action, animation and emerging media created specifically for the digital arena. In addition to NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE, look for more projects from VALIANT DIGITAL to be announced in the near future.

“With major projects in film, television, and gaming already well underway, VALIANT DIGITAL is the next strategic evolution of Valiant’s long-term plan to expand the ranks of its already sizable fanbase around the world,” said Valiant Chief Operating Officer Gavin Cuneo. “In years past, it wasn’t uncommon for comic book publishers to prime new fans by expanding into Saturday morning animation or short-form programming. Today, that demographic has largely migrated online. With the launch of VALIANT DIGITAL and, soon, NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE, Valiant will become the first major comic book publisher to create original, short-form content for the digital arena – and, with it, introduce our characters to one of the most engaged and passionate communities anywhere.”

Directed by Aaron & Sean Schoenke of Bat in the Sun Productions – the creators of the massively popular YouTube sensation Super Power Beat Down – and written by Aaron Schoenke, Sean Schoenke, and Joe Harris, NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE stars Michael Rowe (The CW’s Arrow and The Flash) as Colin King aka Ninjak; Jason David Frank (Power Rangers) as Bloodshot; John Morrison (WWE, El Rey’s Lucha Underground) as the Eternal Warrior; Chantelle Barry (90210, Entourage) as Roku; Kevin Porter (Dodgeball) as Armstrong; Ciera Foster (Two and a Half Men) as Livewire, and Derek Theler (ABC’s Baby Daddy) as X-O Manowar; among others yet to be revealed. The series will be produced by Dinesh Shamdasani, Josh Johns, and Gavin Cuneo for Valiant Entertainment.

“We’ve been quietly working over the last year to build a series of a scale and ambition that has never before been attempted in the digital space. NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE is a showcase for the incredible characters and storytelling that Valiant has exhibited from its inception,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “We are incredibly excited to finally be sharing the first project from VALIANT DIGITAL with the Valiant fanbase, the comic book faithful and a whole new legion of fans who consume pop culture in the digital arena, but have yet to purchase their first Valiant comic. We’re bringing the same passion and intensity that helped us produce some of the best comics in the business and coupling that with an incredible, first-class team of filmmakers to create an experience that must be seen to be believed.”

Colin King is Ninjak, MI-6’s deadliest intelligence operative and weapons expert. When the ruthless assassin Roku exploits his greatest weakness, Ninjak will be forced to betray his closest allies. Now, on the run, he must face off against the most powerful heroes known to man for a high-octane, take-no-prisoners trial by fire more perilous and more unpredictable than any he’s faced before. In 2017, the world’s most dangerous super-spy goes to war with the Valiant Universe…

“Bat in the Sun couldn’t be more excited to be teaming up with the Valiant Digital family with NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE,” said Bat in the Sun Productions co-founder Aaron Schoenke. “Since starting Bat in the Sun in 2001, we have continued to push boundaries of digital-exclusive content and we excitedly look forward to bringing our millions of fans a series unlike anything they have seen before.”

Originally founded in 1989, Valiant Entertainment is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium with more than 80 million units sold and the third largest library of superhero characters in comics. In 2012, Valiant roared back to the fore with four new titles released under the banner of “The Summer of Valiant” – a relaunch that quickly established itself as the biggest debut of a new comic book publisher in more than a decade. Beginning with X-O MANOWAR #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, which ranked as the year’s best-selling new series from any independent publisher, Valiant has gone onto produce some of the highest selling and most critically accoladed comic titles anywhere in the industry. During the same period, the resurgent Valiant was also awarded a coveted Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year after just seven months of publishing, marking the fastest time that any new publisher had been named to one of comics’ highest honors. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films.

Consistently rated year over year as the most acclaimed comic book publisher in the industry today, Valiant has received hundreds of awards, nominations, and critical accolades, culminating in 2016 with a record-setting 50 Harvey Awards nominations – the most ever received by a single publisher in the history of one of the comic book industry’s most prestigious awards.

Co-created by legendary writer/artist Bob Layton, writer Mark Moretti, and current Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, Ninjak first debuted in 1993 in the pages of Valiant’s BLOODSHOT #6 before launching his own massively popular solo series. As one of the definitive and most popular Valiant heroes of all time, Ninjak boasts lifetime sales of more than 3 million copies and a legion of fans around the world. Ninjak’s current series, launched in 2015 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt with artists Clay Mann and Butch Guice, is often cited as one of Valiant’s finest and was recently nominated for seven 2016 Harvey Awards in categories including Best Continuing or Limited Series, Best Graphic Album, Best Cover Artist, and many more. NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE will mark the character’s first appearance in live-action.

Founded by Aaron & Sean Schoenke in 2001, Bat in the Sun Productions is one of the leading producers of scripted original content in the digital arena. Their flagship show, Super Power Beat Down, is one of the most successful original series in YouTube history and features popular heroes and villains leaping from the comic page and onto the screen for a winner-take-all battle decided by fans across the globe. The success of Super Power Beat Down has launched Bat in the Sun’s YouTube network into worldwide notoriety and popular acclaim with nearly 2 million subscribers and more than 200 million views.

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

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Valiant Previews: BRITANNIA #2 (of 4) | WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #12 – On Sale October 12th!

BRITANNIA_002_COVER-A_NORDBRITANNIA #2 (of 4) (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD (AUG162053)
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM (AUG162054)
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP (AUG162055)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (AUG162056)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (AUG162057)

Duty has led to darkness…

Dispatched to the remote outpost of Britannia by Rome’s highest power, the ancient world’s first detective – veteran legionnaire Antonius Axia – has found himself on a horrifying journey that will challenge everything he knows about death, destiny, and the limits of reality itself. But in this wild and pagan land, far removed from Nero’s control and influence, how will he grapple with the witches, demons and deities that lurk just out of sight? These are aberrations beyond the comprehension of a citizen of history’s most civilized empire…and, as Axia searches for the truth behind their making, he must first ask himself: Are these monsters truly creatures of myth… or creations of his own mind?

The answers will be found as comics legend Peter Milligan (Shade, the Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (NINJAK, Clone) lead a phantasmagorical expedition in the lands between darkness, desire, and destruction in the pages of Valiant’s latest prestige-format masterwork!

$3.99| 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale OCTOBER 12th (FOC – 9/19/16)

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WRATH_012_COVER-A_RYPWRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #12
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by JUAN JOSE RYP (AUG162070)
Cover B by JOE BENNETT (AUG162071)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (AUG162072)

Better to battle the devil you know!

Enduring for centuries, but haunted by regret, the Eternal Warrior has trespassed against the nature of life and death…to restore the life of a son he lost centuries ago. Now, hunted by demonic forces in the space between this world and the next, Gilad has finally found the wayward boy that he has sworn to rescue from the edge of eternity, no matter what the price. But will the young man called Kalam come willingly to the father he never knew…or has the Eternal Warrior spawned a new enemy for the ages?

“A DEAL WITH A DEVIL” marches forward here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and acclaimed artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) send the Eternal Warrior hurdling through the realm of the dead!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 12th (FOC – 9/19/16)

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Retailer Advisory: Sold-Out BRITANNIA #1 Marches into Third Printing!

BRITANNIA_001_THIRD-PRINTING_COVER_NORDAfter torrents of critical praise and a blistering first issue sell-out, the most daring series yet from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” is cementing its status as the runaway hit of the fall with yet another sold-out printing!

Valiant is proud to announce that BRITANNIA #1 (of #4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the much acclaimed Valiant Prestige-format epic from comics master Peter Milligan (Detective Comics) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK) with multiple Harvey Award nominee Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) – has sold out at the distributor level yet again and will return to store shelves with the BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING on OCTOBER 26th!

Exploding out of “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative comes Valiant’s darkest and most haunting series to date! In the tradition of DIVINITY and WAR MOTHER, witness the bold introduction to Valiant’s next pivotal force here with a visionary journey that will send the ancient world’s first detective spiraling into the darkest depths of myth and mystery!

As BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) continues to conquer the comics landscape, critics everywhere are hailing it as Valiant’s boldest and bloodiest debut yet!

✮✮✮✮✮… A unique and engrossing tale.” – All-Comic

✮✮✮✮½… Wildly Entertaining… You will be begging for more.” – Newsarama

✮✮✮✮½… Fantastic… A truly enjoyable read.” –AiPT!

✮✮✮✮½… Visceral… Bloody fantastic.” – Graphic Policy

“An immersive entry to grander designs… Expect the narrative, and blood, to fly.” – IGN

“Incredible — the characters, the setting, the storytelling, the violence all shine.” – Nerdist

“A refreshing take on comics… It feels as if Valiant are treading on new and exciting ground.” – Heroes Direct

Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay…

On October 26th, don’t miss your chance to jump onboard Milligan, Ryp, and Allen’s acclaimed psychological journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed. From the darkest of shadows, a brand-new hero will rise, only in the BRITANNIA #1 THIRD PRINTING!

Then, in just one week, Antonius’ mind-bending opus continues in BRITANNIA #2 (of 4)! On October 12th, duty leads to darkness when Antonius Axia, the world’s first detective, is dispatched to a land where order, sanity, and law hold no authority. As reality threatens to unravel with each step into his inconceivable investigation, Antonius must rely on his fractured mind to keep Britannia’s untold horrors at bay…and his very soul from shattering! Be there as Peter Milligan and Juan Jose Ryp lead a phantasmagorical expedition in the lands between darkness, desire, and destruction, only in BRITANNIA #2 (of 4)!

Plus: don’t miss the other must-read series of 2016 as “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp, and Raul Allen in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP and RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by CARY NORD (AUG169043)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale OCTOBER 26th (FOC – 10/10/16)

BRITANNIA #2 (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD (AUG162053)
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM (AUG162054)
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP (AUG162055)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (AUG162056)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (AUG162057)
$3.99| 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale OCTOBER 12th (FOC – 9/19/16)

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NYCC 2016: Valiant Unveils New York Comic Con 2016 Exclusive Releases & Signing Schedule

NYCC_001_BSUSA-VARIANT_BALTAZARGet ready, because the most acclaimed publisher in comics today is gearing up to storm into the East Coast’s largest pop culture and comics convention with a massive slate of NYCC-first debuts, con-exclusive releases, and superstar signings that no fan will want to miss!

Next week, Valiant Entertainment is taking the spotlight at New York Comic Con 2016 (NYCC) for a jam-packed weekend bursting with exclusive merchandise and signings all weekend long! From Thursday, October 6th through Sunday, October 9th, join Valiant at booth #1635 inside Manhattan’s iconic Javits Center to get the first look at a host of new and never-before-seen comics, figures, t-shirts, buttons, and much more!

VALIANT NYCC 2016 EXCLUSIVE & DEBUT RELEASES

 

 

          

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BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 NYCC 2016 EXCLUSIVE VARIANT [$20]
Artwork from Eisner Award-winning artist Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans)

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FAITH #3 KEEP A BREAST #CHECKYOURSELFIE VARIANT [$10]
Proceeds from each sale will benefit the Keep-A-Breast Foundation. Artwork by Diego Bernard.

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SAVAGE #1 NYCC 2016 RETAILER EDITION
Available only to participating retailers at the Diamond Retailer Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, October 6th.

MERCHANDISE:

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FAITH POP! ASIA VINYL IMPORT FIGURE [$15]

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FAITH/KEEP A BREAST BUTTON BADGE [$1]
All proceeds from each sale will benefit the Keep-A-Breast Foundation. Artwork by Diego Bernard.

APPAREL:

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FAITH POP! T-SHIRT [$25]
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FAITH POP! HAT [$25]
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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG JACK OF ALL TRADES T-SHIRT [$25]
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BLOODSHOT CLASSIC JACK OF ALL TRADES T-SHIRT [$25]
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HARBINGER CLASSIC JACK OF ALL TRADES T-SHIRT [$25]
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NINJAK JACK OF ALL TRADES T-SHIRT [$25]
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X-O MANOWAR JACK OF ALL TRADES T-SHIRT [$25]
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VALIANT SOCKS THREE-PACK BY HYPHENS [$20]
NYCC Exclusive Debut

TOP-SECRET ITEMS:

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 TOP-SECRET PROJECT VARIANT #1 [FREE]
Only available during Jason David Frank signing on Friday, October 7th at 12 noon at the Valiant booth (#1635)

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VALIANT TOP-SECRET PROJECT GIVEAWAY ITEM [FREE]
Only available on Saturday, October 8th at the VALIANT x BAT IN THE SUN: TOP-SECRET PROJECT panel at 2:45 p.m. in Room 1A21

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VALIANT TOP-SECRET PROJECT GIVEAWAY POSTER [FREE]
Only available on Saturday, October 8th at 4 p.m. during the VALIANT TOP-SECRET PROJECT CAST SIGNING at the Valiant booth (#1635)

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VALIANT TOP-SECRET PROJECT ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Visit ValiantStore.com for an exclusive new t-shirt offering, only available online beginning Saturday, October 8th

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 TOP-SECRET PROJECT VARIANT #2 [FREE]
Only available during Jason David Frank signing on Sunday, October 9th at 12 noon the Valiant booth (#1635)

Then, Valiant’s biggest convention appearance ever continues with signings and appearances from the star-studded cast to Valiant’s highly anticipated TOP-SECRET digital series, alongside some of the most acclaimed talents anywhere!

VALIANT NYCC 2016 SIGNING SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 6th

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans)
David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY)
Diego Bernard (NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR)
Jody Houser (FAITH)
Lewis LaRosa (SAVAGE, BLOODSHOT REBORN)
Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT)

Friday, October 7th

12:00 p.m.

VALIANT TOP-SECRET PROJECT SIGNING with
Jason David Frank (Power Rangers)

1:30 p.m.

THE WEEKLY PULL PODCAST SIGNING with:

Tiffany Crivelli (Comic POP!)
Sal Crivelli (Comic POP!)
Benny Potter (Comicstorian)
Rob Jefferson (Rob Explains)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.:

David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY)
Jody Houser (FAITH)
Lewis LaRosa (SAVAGE, BLOODSHOT REBORN)
Brian Reber (SAVAGE, A&A)
Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES, A&A)
Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN)
Fred Van Lente (GENERATION ZERO, WAR MOTHER)
Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR)

Saturday, October 8th:

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY)
Diego Bernard (NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR)
Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN)
Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.:

Amy Chu (X-O MANOWAR)
Clayton Henry (SAVAGE, HARBINGER WARS)
Jody Houser (FAITH)
Lewis LaRosa (SAVAGE, BLOODSHOT REBORN)
Brian Reber (SAVAGE, A&A)
Rafer Roberts (HARBINGE RENEGADES)
Fred Van Lente (GENERATION ZERO, WAR MOTHER)

4:00 p.m.:

VALIANT TOP-SECRET PROJECT CAST SIGNING with:

Michael Rowe (Arrow)
Jason David Frank (Power Rangers)
Chantelle Barry (90210, Entourage)
Ciera Foster (Two and a Half Men)
Kevin Porter (Dodgeball)
Derek Theler (Baby Daddy)

Sunday, October 9th

12:00 p.m.:

VALIANT TOP-SECRET PROJECT SIGNING with
Jason David Frank (Power Rangers)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.:

David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY)
Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES)
Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN)
Fred Van Lente (GENERATION ZERO, WAR MOTHER)

We’ll see you in the Big Apple!

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Valiant Previews: BLOODSHOT REBORN #18 | A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #8 – On Sale October 5th!

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
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Cover B by ADAM GORHAM (AUG162045)
Cover C by ANDRES GUINALDO (AUG162046)
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“BLOODSHOT ISLAND” sails into the sunset with a sanguine-stained epilogue!

Ray Garrison and a battered team of survivors have made their escape from BLOODSHOT ISLAND…only to drift straight into shark-infested waters! Marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with no defenses except the relentless will to survive, will the highly trained team of killers aboard this life raft band together…or throw each other to the prehistoric predators below? And, if they don’t kill each other first, will mother nature finish the job?’’

With “BLOODSHOT USA” on the horizon, it’s time to sink or swim as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Moon Knight) and rising star Tomas Giorello (Batman & Robin) toss Valiant’s band of nanite-fueled soldiers into the deep end!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 5 (FOC – 9/12/16)

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Art by MIKE NORTON with DAVID LAFUENTE
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Cover B by DAVID LAFUENTE (AUG162063)
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL (AUG162064)
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America’s most bizarre Big Top has a brand new attraction!

Archer & Armstrong. Fearless adventurers. Best friends. Better partners. But that was before this traveling circus made them prisoners of a sideshow so freakish, it makes Davey the Mackerel look like the girl next door! Now captives beneath the world’s maddest midway, our fearless(ish) heroes are just steps from the final clue to locating Armstrong’s long-lost wife… Too bad there’s a literally “small” army of deranged and dangerous Armstrong clones protecting it with all of their miniature might! Meanwhile: Mary-Maria must confront the one force capable of putting her in her place – the Council of Elders! And whatever happened to Davey, anyway?

Come for the popcorn and stay for the mad science gone awry as rising star Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (Revival) bring “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN” roaring into a city near you!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 5 (FOC – 9/12/16)

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NYCC 2016: Valiant Debuts First Official Look at Ninjak from TOP-SECRET Live-Action Project

NYCC_001_NINJAK_costumeExclusive Series Announcement and Footage to Stream Live from New York Comic Con 2016 on Twitch’s Hyper RPG Channel

Valiant is proud to debut the first official image of star Michael Rowe in costume as MI-6’s master assassin – Colin King aka the lethal Ninjak – from Valiant’s upcoming TOP-SECRETLIVE-ACTION project to be announced at New York Comic-Con 2016 (NYCC) on October 8th! Valiant’s first-of-its-kind, feature-length original digital series – directed by Bat in the Sun’s Aaron & Sean Schoenke, the co-creators of the massively successful YouTube sensation Super Power Beat Down – will feature Ninjak’s brutal live-action debut as he goes head-to-head with a top-secret roster of Valiant’s most iconic heroes for a bloodstained battle royale.

Additionally, Valiant can now confirm two new additions to the project’s star-studded cast in actor Kevin Porter (Dodgeball) and actress/model Ciera Foster (Two and a Half Men). Porter and Foster join lead actor Michael Rowe (CW’s Arrow, The Flash) alongside a prestigious and rapidly growing cast that also includes Jason David Frank (Power Rangers), John Morrison (WWE, El Rey’s Lucha Underground), Derek Theler (ABC’s Baby Daddy), and Chantelle Barry (90210, Entourage).

“We’ve been quietly working behind the scenes on this series since 2015 and are incredibly excited to be debuting the first look at footage this year at New York Comic Con. We’ve set out to make the best and most ambitious series ever produced in the digital space – one that will live up to the high standards we’ve set in publishing,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “As Valiant gears up for an upcoming slate of film, television and video game releases, we felt the timing was right to begin to produce live-action digital content that would both give ours fans an experience truly worthy of the Valiant Universe, while also introducing new fans to the Valiant characters in the same way the animated television shows of the 1980s and 1990s did for comics in years past. Get ready to lose your mind – seeing Ninjak in action for the first time is nothing short of incredible.”

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The secrets behind Valiant’s highly anticipated, high-octane series will be revealed on October 8th, 2016 during the VALIANT x BAT IN THE SUN: TOP-SECRET PROJECT panel presentation, only at New York Comic Con 2016! Be there as Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, Associate Director of Digital Media & Development Josh Johns, and directors Aaron & Sean Schoenke join stars Michael RoweJason David FrankDerek ThelerChantelle BarryKevin Porter, and Ciera Foster – plus a special guest appearance by John Morrison – to unveil an exclusive first look at footage from Ninjak’s bone-breaking live-action debut. Fans in attendance will receive an exclusive giveaway item available only at Saturday’s panel, which will then be followed by an all-star cast signing at the Valiant booth (#1635).

Not at NYCC? Never fear, because fans worldwide can follow all of the major news and announcements live from the VALIANT x BAT IN THE SUN: TOP-SECRET PROJECT panel presentation live on Twitch‘s Hyper RPG channel at twitch.tv/hyperrpg! Don’t miss a moment of the action as Ninjak steps off the comic page and into Valiant’s first original series, right here with Twitch‘s Hyper RPG!

Plus: Get an advance sneak preview of the epic announcement to come right now at AMC on the latest episode of Geeking Out with Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg! Last month, Geeking Out’s Tiffany Smith paid a visit to the Los Angeles set of Valiant’s top-secret Ninjak project to take an all-access trip inside the Valiant Universe and go toe-to-toe with star Michael Rowe. Watch a behind-the-scenes segment online to see for yourself why Ninjak is going to be taking New York Comic Con by storm in just a week’s time for an amazing announcement like no other:

About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films.

About Bat in the Sun Productions:

Founded by Aaron & Sean Schoenke in 2001, Bat in the Sun Productions is one of the leading producers of scripted original content in the digital arena. Their flagship show, Super Power Beat Down, is one of most successful original series in YouTube history and features popular heroes and villains leaping from the comic page and onto the screen for a winner-take-all battle decided by fans across the globe. The success of Super Power Beat Down has launched Bat in the Sun’s Youtube network into worldwide notoriety and popular acclaim with nearly 2 million subscribers and more than 200 million views.

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NYCC 2016: Valiant Makes Pop! Asia Vinyl Debut with Strictly Limited FAITH Import – Only at New York Comic Con 2016!

POP!-ASIA-VALIANT_FAITHThe superhero sensation of the year is taking flight at New York Comic Con 2016 with a special sneak preview of Faith’s forthcoming Pop! Asia vinyl debut!

In concert with POP Life Entertainment, Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that a strictly limited, Asian import edition of the forthcoming, first-of-its kind Faith Pop! Asia vinyl figure will be made available at the East Coast’s biggest comics and pop culture event in advance of its 2017 mass market release.

The first Valiant Pop! Asia vinyl collectible features Faith “Zephyr” Herbert – the high-flying hero of Los Angeles that captured the attention of the world with her five-time sold-out solo series debut in 2016 – will be available only at the Valiant Entertainment booth (#1635)!

This Asia-only convention import is an advance sneak peek into Valiant’s worldwide collectible and apparel merchandising efforts – the latest of which will begin hitting shelves in North America and Europe in 2017.

Also debuting at NYCC 2016, Valiant’s stratospheric Pop! Asia vinyl debut continues with an exclusive collection of apparel, including the Faith Pop! t-shirt and Faith Pop! hat – each showcasing the energetic Pop! Asia vinyl design of the year’s breakout super-heroine!

Created by former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter and Eisner Award-winning writer and artist David Lapham in Valiant’s acclaimed HARBINGER series in 1992, Faith has long been a central icon of Valiant’s award-winning publishing line. Then, in January 2016, Faith took her long-awaited, much-demanded first step toward solo stardom with FAITH #1 (of 4) – a groundbreaking debut that quickly became the first and biggest breakout hit of the New Year from any major comics publisher. In the months since, Faith’s first solo adventure has garnered near-universal critical acclaim; generated attention from a host of international media outlets, including The Atlantic, The A.V. Club, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, The Independent, MTV, The New York Times, NPR, PBS Newshour, People, Seventeen, Today, Vox, The Washington Post, and dozens more; and become the first series of 2016 to reach a much-vaunted fifth printing – making it one of only a handful of hit series in the past decade to achieve that pivotal benchmark of fan and commercial demand.

Then, Faith’s streak of unprecedented achievements hit a new high with the freshly sold-out FAITH #1 – a first issue that has already rocketed onward to become the highest selling superhero debut of 2016 from any independent publisher in the industry today.

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films.

About POP Life Entertainment:

POP Life Entertainment is a leading creative house, brand development and consumer products centric company headquartered in China providing events, retail experiences, product design, manufacturing and “halo initiatives” for some of the biggest properties and brands in the world.

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First Look: SAVAGE #1 – Moore, Henry & LaRosa Fight for Survival in November!

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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of SAVAGE #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the bone-breaking new series striking out of “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative on November 30th! This fall, acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Aloha, Hawaiian Dick), and explosive artists Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) hone their killer instincts for the must-read debut of Valiant’s next major hero! Marooned in an unforgiving prehistoric landscape, high society’s most privileged celebrity family is fighting tooth and claw – literally – for survival. Once they lose everything – and each other – what part of them will endure? Where will the man inside each of them end…and the animal begin?

Fifteen years ago, the world’s most famous soccer star, his former supermodel wife, and their young son disappeared without a trace. The world believes they are dead… But, in reality, their private jet crash-landed on a mysterious, unknown island ruled by prehistoric creatures from another time…

This is the story of how they lost their humanity.

“Throwing public figures into extreme situations is interesting to me because it challenges perceptions of these people, and, if the story is handled properly, forces the characters to re-examine their own self-perceptions,” series writer B. Clay Moore told Paste Magazine. “In the case of Savage, we’re dealing with people who fought hard to not have to fight any more. What happens when the only way they can survive, or save their son, is to fight harder than ever?”

On November 30th, learn to claw as B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry, and Lewis LaRosa present the landmark first appearance of the fiercest Valiant hero of all, only in SAVAGE #1 (of 4) – presented in the deluxe VALIANT PRESTIGE format with high-grade cover stock, custom-designed end sheets, and more! Featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Jared Fletcher (Paper Girls), and Renato Guedes (Wolverine), the most punishing comic book debut of the year starts here this fall!

Then, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez & Marguerite Sauvage in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

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Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
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Cover B by JARED FLETCHER (SEP162050)
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP162052)
Variant Cover by RENATO GUEDES (SEP162053)
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP162054)Blank Cover Also Available (SEP162051)$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE FORMAT | On Sale NOVEMBER 30th (FOC – 11/7/16)

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