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The Valiant 25th Anniversary Tour Heads to Atlantic City Boardwalk Con 2015 with Panels, Signings, Merchandise, and More!

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The Valiant 25th Anniversary Tour is feeling lucky! This May, Valiant is bringing its silver anniversary festivities to the inaugural Atlantic City Boardwalk Con (ACBC) in Atlantic City, NJ – and we’re bringing along a boatload of merchandise and special guests to celebrate!

From Friday, May 15th through Sunday, May 17th, visit Valiant at Booth #1105 inside the Atlantic City Convention Center for a weekend packed Valiant panels, free giveaways, and the best that Valiant’s award-winning publishing line has to offer!

First, find out why Valiant is the best-reviewed publisher in comics today by shopping a complete collection of Valiant trade paperback and hardcover collections…and then check out our latest and greatest selection of sold-out new series with DIVINITY, IMPERIUM, NINJAK and more – still available at the Valiant booth!

Then, check out a new selection of Valiant t-shirt designs, debuting exclusively at ACBC 2015 – including the first-ever classic Bloodshot t-shirt (featuring artwork by Valiant legend Barry Windsor-Smith), a new Harbinger Renegades t-shirt (featuring artwork by Harvey Award-nominated artists Khari Evans), and all-new edition of Valiant’s best-selling X-O Manowar t-shirt (featuring artwork by Eisner Award-winning artist David Aja)!

Plus: new to Valiant Comics? Join a panel of Valiant staff and creators on Friday, May 15th at 1 pm ET in Room 308/309 for Valiant 101: The Story Starts Here – a step-by-step panel presentation detailing the origins of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Dr. Mirage, and more of Valiant’s top heroes and villains. Looking for where to start with Valiant? This is the panel for you!

Then, on Saturday, May 16th at 12 pm ET in Room 303, get the inside track on all of Valiant’s silver anniversary plans with the Valiant 25th Anniversary Celebration! From NINJAK and BLOODSHOT REBORN to the upcoming events of BOOK OF DEATH, find out what’s coming next for the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes with an all-star panel presentation, featuring Valiant creators and staff!

The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour is in full swing this May at Atlantic City Boardwalk Con 2015! We’ll see you in AC!

For tickets, directions, and more, visit Atlantic City Boardwalk Con.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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Valiant New Printing Alert: Sold-Out NINJAK #1, NINJAK #2, IMPERIUM #2 and IMPERIUM #3 Return to Stores in June!

NINJAK_001_COVER_THIRD-PRINTINGHot on the heels of Free Comic Book Day, Valiant is proud to announce that multiple issues of two of the summer’s best-selling new series – NINJAK and IMPERIUM – have sold out at the distributor level and will return with new printings in June!

First, go back to the beginning with the NINJAK #1 THIRD PRINTING – the sold-out FIRST ISSUE of new smash-hit series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, DIVINITY) and superstar artists Clay Mann (X-Men) and Butch Guice (Captain America) – and the NINJAK #2 SECOND PRINTING, both in stores June 3rd!

Start reading here as MI-6′s deadliest super-spy dares to duel with the Shadow Seven, a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past! After two sold-out printings, find out why NINJAK is being heralded as the must-read new series of 2015:

“An immensely entertaining comic that would make one hell of an action movie… Yet another strong superhero debut from Valiant…” – The Onion/AV Club

“[NINJAK] offers some serious bang for your buck… As is expected from Valiant, this is a first issue that is the very definition of ‘rock solid’.” – Newsarama

“Smart, exciting and full of jaw-dropping visuals, NINJAK needs to be on your pull list.” – Comic Vine

“High-octane action… Ninjak’s long awaited solo series is off to a solid start…” – IGN

Plus: each 40-page issue of NINJAK comes packed with a full-length story by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann, followed by an essential second feature from Kindt and Butch Guice, chronicling Ninjak’s never-before-revealed origin for the first time anywhere!

Then, a psychic dictator, an inhuman robot, a mad scientist, a murderous alien, and a super-powered terrorist are about to try and take over the world…and you’re going to be rooting for them every step of the way in the the IMPERIUM #2 SECOND PRINTING and the IMPERIUM #3 SECOND PRINTING! Arriving in stores here on June 3rd alongside the all-new arc beginning in IMPERIUM #5, join New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER, Unknown Soldier) and blockbuster artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice) here as Toyo Harada recruits a new legion of monsters and malcontents to change the world…by any means necessary.

Jump on board here to witness Toyo Harada’s super-powered crusade for the fate of civilization firsthand in the daring follow-up to HARBINGER that is thrilling fans and critics:

“A fascinating examination of the effects super powers might have on the real world… It’s worth paying attention.” – Wired

“✮✮✮✮… [Imperium] will give existing readers everything that they enjoyed in “Harbinger,” and new readers will find themselves wanting to stick around.” – Comic Book Resources

“Joshua Dysart really has cooked up something special here to behold… Definitely another feather in the cap of the Valiant Entertainment line…” – Bloody Disgusting

“✮✮✮✮… Dysart and Braithwaite are exploring fascinating ideas in IMPERIUM… Another accessible, interesting, and unique entry point into the ever expanding Valiant Universe.” – ComicBook.com

Valiant’s sold-out summer continues on June 3rd when two of the most acclaimed new series of the year return with the NINJAK #1 THIRD PRINTING, NINJAK #2 SECOND PRINTING, IMPERIUM #2 SECOND PRINTING, and IMPERIUM #3 SECOND PRINTING! Don’t miss a moment of Valiant’s latest hit ongoing series – contact your local comics retailer to pre-order your copies today!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR158383)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 3 (FOC – 5/11/15)

NINJAK #2 SECOND PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR158382)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 3 (FOC – 5/11/15)

IMPERIUM #2 SECOND PRINTING
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by RAUL ALLEN (MAR158380)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 3 (FOC – 5/11/15)

IMPERIUM #3 SECOND PRINTING

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by RAUL ALLEN (MAR158381)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 3 (FOC – 5/11/15)

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Advance BOOK OF DEATH Solicitations for AUGUST 2015: BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4) | BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1 | And More!

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover C by KANO
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Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

A new dark age of the Valiant Universe draws nearer as the events foretold in the Geomancer’s BOOK OF DEATH unfold!

Convinced the unnatural disasters tearing our world apart are a direct result of the new Geomancer’s arrival, the combined forces of the Valiant Universe are forced to confront the Eternal Warrior about his new charge. But to prevent civilization from falling into a new Dark Age, the Eternal Warrior won’t go down without a fight! Valiant architect Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and rising star Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER) bring you the next chapter in the summer blockbuster that promises to alter the Valiant Universe as you know it! Plus: new visions of the future that awaits – illustrated by superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (IMPERIUM)!

$3.99 | 40 pages | T+ | On sale AUGUST 19

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BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by CLAY MANN
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS

So let it be written, so let it be done…

In the ruins of his mansion, Colin King hunkers down as the last living member of Unity after the Third Armor Hunt – or so he thinks. A visit from an old friend and a peace offering present the chance for Ninjak to break the cycle of death and escape the horrible fate foretold in the Book of the Geomancer. Will he betray his dead friends or will THE FALL OF NINJAK come to pass and give rise to a very familiar future…

The superstar team that brought you DIVINITY – New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine – reunite to reveal an essential new chapter of BOOK OF DEATH, ripped from the future of the Valiant Universe!

$3.99 US | 32 pages | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 26

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BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #2 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP

Watch a legend be born before your eyes as the saga of the Earth’s first Geomancer continues!

New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and breakout artist Juan Jose Ryp (Clone) reveal the hidden story of the Valiant Universe’s beginnings as Earth’s protector enters a world of war, ruin and fire at the far end of pre-history!

INCENTIVE | 24 pages | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 19

ATTENTION FANS – BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER:
• SPECIAL ALL-NEW LIMITED SERIES!
• QUANTITIES WILL BE LIMITED!
• NOT FOR SALE DIGITALLY!
• WON’T BE COLLECTED FOR THE TRADE!
• ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER HOW TO ORDER!

ATTENTION RETAILERS – BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER:
PLEASE SEE THE DIAMOND DAILY OR VALIANT RETAILER EMAIL TO FIND OUT HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THIS LIMITED RATIO INCENTIVE. QUANTITIES WILL BE BASED ON ORDERS OF BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4).

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Valiant Previews: DEAD DROP #1 (of 4) | VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK: 2015 EDITION #1 – On Sale May 6th!

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Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (MAR151581)
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM (MAR151582)
Cover C by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (MAR151583)
Cover D by BRIAN LEVEL (MAR151584)

Four issues. Four stories. One ticking clock! Red-hot writer Ales Kot (Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier) and rising star Adam Gorham (Zero) start the countdown to DEAD DROP as an unlikely cast of superhuman operators fall in deep for an undercover conspiracy action thriller in the darkest corners of the Valiant Universe…

There is a secret black market in New York. It is hidden in plain sight – in our streets, trains, restaurants. Those who know how to navigate it exchange secrets of extraordinary nature. But when the secret in circulation is a biological weapon derived from Vine technology, the gloves are off – and the most extraordinary agents are released to stop the disaster before it occurs. Otherwise, in less than thirty minutes, there will be no world to come back to. X-O Manowar, Archer, Neville Alcott, Detective Cejudo and Betamax are ready to save the world.

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 6

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Cover by BUTCH GUICE (MAR151594)
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAR151595)

The epic origins! The fearless first adventures! The ever-shifting allies and allegiances! In honor of Valiant’s 25th anniversary, get everything you need to know about the most formidable heroes and villains that the Valiant Universe has to offer right here with an all-new 40-page handbook for just $2.99!

From Animalia to Zephyr, get an essential briefing on Valiant’s most important players with a highly detailed and thoroughly updated breakdown of the monumental characters that will be making the Valiant Universe tick in 2015 and beyond! Featuring artwork from an all-star cast of Valiant superstars – Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Trevor Hairsine Clayton Henry, Bryan Hitch, Cary Nord, and many, many more – discover everything you need to know to jump into the world of Valiant’s award-winning series right here! Plus: start at the beginning and find out what you might have missed with a brand new guide to Valiant’s trade paperback collections! It all starts here in the VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK!

$2.99 | 40 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 6

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First Look: NINJAK #3 – Kindt, Mann, and Guice Turn Up the Heat in May!

NINJAK_003_COVER-A_LAROSANinjak is the world’s greatest master spy. He knows a thousand ways to kill a man. And, on May 20th, he’s going to need every single one!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of NINJAK #3 – the next 40-page chapter of the explosive ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, DIVINITY) and superstar artists Clay Mann (X-Men) and Butch Guice (Captain America)! On May 20th, the most jaw-dropping series of the stands unleashes its next brutal wave of ninja-on-ninja action as Ninjak’s war on the Weaponeer arms cartel erupts into open conflict…and MI-6′s most elite intelligence agent gets ready to betray everything he’s ever known!

Ninjak went to Tokyo to destroy Weaponeer from the inside out…by claiming a seat on their secret crime council of shinobi masters, the Shadow Seven, for himself! Now, as he continues his quest to conquer the world’s most dangerous weapons dealer one member at time, Ninjak is going to require each precise tool in his arsenal…and every deadly skill he’s ever learned. Colin King is about to enter the fight he’s been training for his entire life.

Plus: after the full-length tale by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann, discover more of Colin King’s never-before-told origin and training in NINJAK: THE LOST FILES from Kindt and Butch Guice – the essential second feature of smash-hit new series that has fans and critics stunned:

“An immensely entertaining comic that would make one hell of an action movie… Yet another strong superhero debut from Valiant…” – The Onion/AV Club

“Filled with great storytelling… A solid adventure and a lead-in to what will hopefully be a long run.” – Comic Book Resources

“[NINJAK] offers some serious bang for your buck… As is expected from Valiant, this is a first issue that is the very definition of ‘rock solid’.” – Newsarama

“Smart, exciting and full of jaw-dropping visuals, NINJAK needs to be on your pull list.” – Comic Vine

“High-octane action… Ninjak’s long awaited solo series is off to a solid start…” – IGN

“Another stunning debut from Valiant… Kindt and his artists are working darn hard already to make readers feel they are getting value for their money.” – Bloody Disgusting

“The wait is over everyone… [NINJAK] is a welcome addition to the most cohesive and welcoming superhero universe currently being published.” – Comics Bulletin

“Featuring all the guns, swords, and punching that you were hoping for….[NINJAK] proves itself as an action story with both brains and brawn.” – The Beat

On May 20th, Ninjak’s no-holds-barred journey to the center of the international underworld cuts deep, only in NINJAK #3 – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Rafa Sandoval (X-O MANOWAR), and Antonio Fuso (Cobra)! Don’t miss a moment of the action-packed, sold-out new series for Valiant’s number one super-spy – and look for the NINJAK #1 SECOND PRINTING and NINJAK #2, in stores now!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

NINJAK #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR151597)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (MAR151598)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAR151598)
Variant Cover by ANTONIO FUSO (MAR151600)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 20

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FCBD 2015 Preview: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – Featuring New Stories by Jeff Lemire, Robert Venditti, and More for Free Comic Book Day 2015!

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE, ROBERT VENDITTI, MATT KINDT and MORE!
Art by BUTCH GUICE, DIEGO BERNARD, CLAY MANN and MORE!
Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL

Valiant’s 25th year is going to be the biggest one yet! The silver anniversary celebration begins right here on Free Comic Book Day! Bloodshot, X-O Manowar and the rest of Valiant’s fearless heroes are taking center stage for a star-studded, jam-packed anniversary smash celebrating 25 years of Valiant comics!

The year’s can’t-miss celebration officially kicks off on May 2nd in the FCBD 2015: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – featuring two all-new stories and a myriad of never-before-seen special features chronicling Valiant’s storied place in comics history! First, New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and blockbuster artist Butch Guice chronicle the devastating fallout of THE VALIANT as Bloodshot rises from the ashes to unleash a never-before-seen prelude to BLOODSHOT REBORN! Then, Valiant superstars Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval throw down the gauntlet for an action-packed introduction to the world of X-O MANOWAR and an all-new tale of DEAD HAND! Plus: Ninjak; Imperium; Divinity; Ivar, Timewalker; Rai; special guests from throughout Valiant’s decades-long history; and a cavalcade of special surprises!

Jump on board here to relive the ground-breaking journey that established Valiant as the largest and most acclaimed independent universe in comics – and witness the action-packed first steps toward 25 more history-making years!

FREE | 32 pgs. | T+ | IN STORES 5/2/15

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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25 Years of Valiant @ C2E2 2015: Matt Kindt Joins Raul Allen, Juan Jose Ryp, Stephen Segovia, and Clay Mann for NINJAK: THE SHADOW WARS – Beginning in August!

NINJAK_006_COVER-B_DJURDJEVICThis summer, Matt Kindt is pitting MI-6′s most elite intelligence operative against four brand new foes…and some of the greatest artists in comics today are about to join the battle!

As revealed this weekend at C2E2 2015, Valiant is proud to announce THE SHADOW WARS – an all-new story arc beginning in NINJAK #6 from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and an all-star gauntlet of top artistic talents – Raul Allen (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Hawkeye), Juan Jose Ryp (Black Summer), Stephen Segovia (UNITY, Convergence), and Clay Mann (NINJAK, X-Men)! Join one of the year’s most acclaimed new series here as Ninjak begins his deadliest test yet – a one-on-one showdown with four all-new enemies…each more ruthless that the last…illustrated by a different top talent each month!

Ninjak went to Tokyo to destroy the shadowy Weaponeer arms cartel from the inside out, beginning with its secret council of shinobi masters…the Shadow Seven. Now, the world’s top super-spy is cutting his way through the four death-defying members – The Barbe, Fitzy, Fakir, and Sanguine – that stand between him and the one secret that still eludes him… Who really wields the power behind the world’s most powerful terrorist network? Who is the secret seventh member of the Shadow Seven? And what do they want with Colin King?

“I tried to come up with an interesting cast of characters – villains for the most part – but also characters that share similar training to that Ninjak received… We’ve got a crazy billionaire recluse in a foil suit (and a lot of secrets), a master thief that looks like Errol Flynn, and a blood-sucking punk rocker in a tutu. We’re definitely having fun with this,” writer Matt Kindt told ComicBook.com.

Ninjak’s international manhunt for the super-powered puppet masters behind the world’s most dangerous – and most secretive – crime syndicate ratchets up the stakes when Matt Kindt and Raul Allen launch the first chapter of THE SHADOW WARS in NINJAK #6 – coming to comic shops everywhere this August!

Plus: Ninjak’s essential second feature, THE LOST FILES, continues in each 40-page issue of THE SHADOW WARS! Also beginning in NINJAK #6, Matt Kindt and Eisner-nominated artist Butch Guice (Captain America) reunite to reveal how Colin King and Neville Alcott first met – and the deadly secret Neville has kept from his most valuable field agent! The second act of THE LOST FILES starts here!

Featuring covers by Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (DIVINITY), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), and Clayton Henry (IVAR, TIMEWALKER), the next explosive chapter of Ninjak’s red-hot monthly series starts here this August, only in NINJAK #6!

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NINJAK #6 (ALL-NEW ARC! “THE SHADOW WARS” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RAUL ALLEN and BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN AUGUST!

NINJAK #7 (“THE SHADOW WARS” – PART 2)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP and BUTCH GUICE
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN SEPTEMBER!

NINJAK #8 (“THE SHADOW WARS” – PART 3)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and BUTCH GUICE
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN OCTOBER!

NINJAK #9 (“THE SHADOW WARS” – PART 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN and BUTCH GUICE
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN NOVEMBER!

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25 Years of Valiant @ C2E2 2015: Matt Kindt & Clayton Crain’s RAI Returns to Earth in THE ORPHAN – An All-New Volume Beginning in August!

RAI_009_COVER-A_CRAINThis August, superstar creators Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain return to their critically acclaimed vision of the future!

As revealed this weekend at C2E2 2015, Valiant is proud to announce the return of New Japan’s fallen guardian this August in RAI #9 – the FIRST ISSUE of THE ORPHAN, an all-new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, DIVINITY) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (Carnage)! This summer, discover Kindt & Crain’s smash-hit series with a brand new jumping-on point as Rai finds himself exiled from the land he was once sworn to protect…and thrust into the never-before-seen corners of the Valiant Universe of 4001 A.D.!

For more than a year, Clayton Crain‘s fully-painted interior art has beautifully captured the astonishing world of New Japan… Now, find out what has befallen the planet below nearly 2,000 years in the future! For the very first time, Rai will finally discover the true fate of the world New Japan left behind…and the Earth of 4001 will be revealed! Featuring all-new enemies, surprise guest stars, and first appearances, start reading here with THE ORPHAN to find out why there is nothing else in comics like RAI!

Broken, beaten, and cast down to Earth, Rai and his allies now find themselves hunted, persecuted, and imprisoned for their failed rebellion against Father. Stranded thousands of miles from his former home, Rai is now more determined than ever to save his friends and bring down New Japan’s malevolent ruler once and for all…but how can he do that from Earth? And just what secrets will New Japan’s rising son discover as he journeys across the face of a planet scarred by his his nation’s ascent to the stars?

“I can safely say that this arc will change everything forever – in regards to how Rai works and the series is structured and everything we’ve grown accustomed to,” writer Matt Kindt told Newsarama. “All the pieces and things we’ve been laying the ground work for over the last eight issues are going to really start paying off… This year’s story is really going to pack an emotional punch and I don’t think anyone’s really got an idea how far we’re going to push things yet. I think readers are going to be pretty shocked with where we’re taking this thing.”

BATTLE FOR NEW JAPAN was only the beginning! This summer, the war for the future has yet to be won… In order to defeat Father, Rai must marshal the forces of Earth and begin the long journey back toward home in THE ORPHAN – an all-new story arc beginning in RAI #9! Jump on board here this August as Valiant superstars Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain return to the year 4001 with an all-new volume of the acclaimed series chronicling the future of the Valiant Universe!

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RAI #9 (ALL NEW ARC! “THE ORPHAN” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by RYAN SOOK
Cover C by RILEY ROSSMO
Cover D by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
$3.99 | 32 pgs. T+ | COMING IN AUGUST!

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25 Years of Valiant @ C2E2 2015: Bloodsquirt Takes Charge in BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 by Jeff Lemire & Raul Allen – Coming in August!

BSRB_005_COVER-A_ALLENBlasting evil in the face with justice! Stopping crime with their Glock 9s! Don’t be glum, chum…because, this August, Bloodshot and his bloody little buddy Bloodsquirt are teaming-up and on the prowl!

As revealed this weekend at C2E2 2015, Valiant is proud to reveal plans for BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 – a special, standalone spotlight issue unlike else you’ll read all summer! This August, journey into the tormented psyche of the man once known as Bloodshot as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Descender) and special guest artist Raul Allen (Hawkeye) conclude BLOODSHOT REBORN‘s chart-topping first story arc by revealing the hallucinatory world of the cartoon sidekick called Bloodsquirt… But just what is this pint-sized killing machine and how long can it continue to destroy Bloodshot from the inside out?

“Everyone at Valiant went to great lengths to keep Bloodsquirt’s existence – and the brilliant way Jeff Lemire has hidden him within Mico Suayan’s artwork – a secret before BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 hit stands,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “We promoted it for months with Jeff’s artwork secretly expurgated from the preview pages. The response to the title since fans discovered what we were hiding – and why – has been phenomenal. With issue #5, they’ll finally get to discover where Bloodsquirt comes from and why he believes himself to be Bloodshot’s kid partner and crime-fighting pal.”

The memories of the thousands of people he killed as Bloodshot aren’t the only things that haunt Ray Garrison. For months now, the specter of the Geomancer and a nightmarish cartoon known as Bloodsquirt have tormented him at every turn. First, on his television…and now in the real world…where Bloodsquirt acts out twisted fantasies that darkly mirror Bloodshot’s own violent past. Are these apparitions real or a just figment of Bloodshot’s broken psyche? And just who are the other members of Bloodsquirt’s “Squirt Squad”…and what could they possibly be planning next?

“So far we have seen Bloodsquirt appearing in Bloodshot/Ray’s world… Now Ray will be pulled into the Squirtverse. A full on, hallucinogenic trip through an insane, violent cartoon version of The Valiant U,” writer Jeff Lemire told Comic Book Resources. “Squirt-versions of other Valiant Universe characters will appear as well… I never want to draw Bloodsquirt again, because Raul does it so much better.”

This August, follow all-star creators Jeff Lemire and Raul Allen down the rabbit hole as Bloodsquirt takes charge for an essential new chapter of Valiant’s smash-hit ongoing series in BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 – featuring covers by Raul Allen (RAI), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), and Kano (THE DELINQUENTS)!

Plus: see Bloodsquirt come alive with the BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 QR VOICE VARIANT! Use any QR code smart phone application to activate Bloodsquirt’s fully animated talking action – featuring 10 unique lines of dialogue, recorded by Valiant letterer Dave Lanphear, that alternate after every use! Featuring artwork by newcomer Jay Fabares, look for this one-of-a-kind animated cover on shelves with BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 this August!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #5
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by RAUL ALLEN
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Cover B by MICO SUAYAN
QR Voice Variant by JAY FABARES
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. T+ | COMING IN AUGUST!

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Valiant Previews: QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #4 (of 4) – On Sale April 29th!

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QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #4 (of 4)
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by STEVE LIEBER
Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE (FEB151674)
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE (FEB151675)

R.I.P. Quantum and Woody!

A conspiracy is exposed! Plotters are thwarted! Would-be assassins get thoroughly trounced! Is there anything Quantum and Woody CAN’T do? But as the brothers settle into a steady rhythm, they discover the hard way that their lives will never be the same again. Not least because… UH-OHHHHH, THE GOAAAAAAT!!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 29

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


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