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Valiant Solicitations for MARCH 2017 – X-O MANOWAR #1 | BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 | DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #4 | And Much More!

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES
Brushed Metal Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ
WAR IS COMING!

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon starts here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists spanning the series’ first year – including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) – present the biggest Valiant debut of all time…and unleash the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 22

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Covers by TOMAS GIORELLO

Available only as a pre-order set. The X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – featuring three 48-page, massively expanded editions of X-O Manowar’s colossal opening story arc – can only be ordered as a set and must be ordered with your local comic shop by the initial order date of January 26th, 2017! Released monthly from March through May, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues.

The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all three issues with your local comic shop by the initial order date of January 26th, 2017! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!

X-O MANOWAR #1 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale MARCH22nd
X-O MANOWAR #2 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale APRIL 26th
X-O MANOWAR #3 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale MAY24th
$11.97 [THREE ISSUES] | 48 pgs. each | T+

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #0
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by JUAN DOE
Cover B by KANO
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by LESLEY-ANNE GREEN
Variant Cover by PETER BAGGE
Top-Secret Spoiler Variant by CLASSIFIED

Perhaps the most important issue in Jeff Lemire’s continuing Bloodshot epic. Don’t miss this very special story…as we unveil a shocking new revelation in the Bloodshot saga. The next chapter of Bloodshot starts here!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | FINAL ISSUE | On Sale MARCH 22

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DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #4 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by MONIKA PALOSZ
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM

The Stalinverse endures!

The world has gone red, and now the epic final confrontation begins as Divinity, Ninjak, Shadowman, Komandar Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and the Red Brigade all choose their side on the lines of the coming battle… Wait, you think we’ll tell you how this one ends? Nyet, comrade! The universe as we know it hinges on this, so make sure you read this one first, Valianteers!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale MARCH 29

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DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by ADAM GORHAM
Cover B by KHARI EVANS
Cover C by ANDRÉS GUINALDO
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by KANO

Archer & Armstrong: Enemies of the State!

In the Soviet-controlled world of the Stalinverse, there is a place where liberty is sentenced to die…and it’s Gulag 396. A maximum-security prison where the only escape is through death, the gulag is the final stop for all enemies and detractors of the world’s oppressive authority. But when public enemy Obadiah Archer is admitted as the latest inmate, could his gospel of goodwill and optimism be the spark that ignites a new faith in the prison’s population…including the immortal undesirable known as Aram Addi-Padda?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale MARCH 15

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NINJAK #25
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by MARC LAMING
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover B by MARC LAMING
Cover C by SANYA ANWAR
Variant Cover by OWEN FREEMAN
Variant Cover by JENNY FRISON

Darque destinies!

Once sworn enemies, Ninjak and the Shadow Seven have forged an uneasy alliance to accomplish their singular goal: kill Master Darque! But why can’t Colin King shake the feeling that he’s leading a suicide mission, or that his mysterious benefactor, Sandria Darque, isn’t giving him the whole story? Ninjak’s about to confront a terrifying truth…and the answers just might destroy him!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 29

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FAITH #9
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by KATE NIEMCZYK with MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by SANYA ANWAR
Cover C by KYLE SMART
Variant Cover by JENN ST-ONGE
Variant Cover by FRANCO

Friends in need!

Sometimes saving the world entails a little help from your friends. When a suspicious new intern comes to Zipline, asking questions about celeb columnist Faith Herbert, it’s up to her coworkers to help safeguard her secret identity as Summer Smith. Faith’s greatest power has always been inspiring others – see just how much she’s changed the lives of her new friends in this special one-shot story!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 1

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GENERATION ZERO #8
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by KHARI EVANS
Cover B by LEIF JONES
Variant Cover by PERE PÉREZ

A (literal) battle of the minds!

Generation Zero are trapped inside the Heroscape – a twisted, extra-dimensional realm where they can explore the world as it looks through someone else’s eyes… And, unfortunately, it seems that most of their friends and neighbors have some pretty messed up stuff going on up there! They led insurgencies and counter-strikes, but can anything in this team’s precision military training prepare them for the darkness that lurks at the heart of Rook’s collective unconscious?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | + | On Sale MARCH 29

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RETURNING THIS JULY!

HARBINGER RENEGADE #5
RAFER ROBERTS | DARICK ROBERTSON
“MASSACRE” – PART ONE | AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT!

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FAITH: HOLLYWOOD & VINE DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by JODY HOUSER with JOSHUA DYSART
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE with ROBERT GILL
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

Fly like Faith!

Faith Herbert has always wanted to be a superhero, just like the ones in her favorite comic books. When she unlocked her latent psiot powers and joined the Harbinger Renegades she finally had her shot. But now she’s going to see if she’s got what it takes to make it as a solo hero, secret identity and all. By day, she’s a mild-mannered pop-culture blogger, by night she’s L.A.’s leading superhero – the sky-soaring Zephyr! And when other young psiots start going missing without a trace all over the City of Angels, it’s going to be up to her to find out why…

Breakout writer Jody Houser and acclaimed artists Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage launch a new beginning for Faith in the deluxe hardcover edition of the volume nominated for the CYBILS Awards, and named one of the year’s most promising comics by Amazon, the Young Adult Library Association, and Vox!

Collecting FAITH (LIMITED SERIES) #1-4 and HARBINGER: FAITH #0 from writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) and artist Robert Gill (Book of Death), along with more than 20 pages of rarely seen art and extras.

$24.99 | 160 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 1
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-201-0

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4001 A.D. DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by MATT KINDT with JEFF LEMIRE, JODY HOUSER &
RAFER ROBERTS, FRED VAN LENTE, and ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN and CAFU, with DOUG BRAITHWAITE, ROBERT GILL,
TOMÁS GIORELLO, and CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by RYAN SOOK

At the dawn of the 41st century, the future of Earth will be decided in the stars… New York Times best-selling writers Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar), Jeff Lemire (Descender), and Fred Van Lente (Ivar, Timewalker) and powerhouse artists Clayton Crain (Rai), CAFU (Action Comics), Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars), and Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters) join a cast of comics’ finest for Valiant’s most ambitious crossover event yet – now in deluxe oversized hardcover format!

One hundred years from today, Father – the benevolent artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan – will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic action by launching Japan into space…where its people will thrive in isolation, away from the overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries, as New Japan orbits our increasingly unstable world, it will become a model society – one built on peace, prosperity… and Father’s control.

A thousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn to protect it from all enemies. For hundreds of years into the future, the Rai will single-handedly enforce New Japan’s justice well…and serve Father without question.

Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about to inherit the dark truth behind the origin of his kind…and discover the sinister secret at the heart of Father’s existence. For New Japan to live, Earth must die…and as Rai challenges his former master for the first time in more than a millennium, the lone guardian of New Japan will be cast out of his own Father’s kingdom…

Exiled from the only realm he’s ever known, Rai now walks the ravaged world of 4001 A.D. in search of forgotten heroes like himself… on a mission to collect the last surviving legends of a broken planet…and to forge a rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced civilization in history crashing back down to Earth.

Collecting 4001 A.D. #1–4, RAI #13–16, 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1, 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1, 4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1, and 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1.

$39.99 | 320 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 29
DELUXE HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978- 1-68215-193-8

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WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR VOL. 3: A DEAL WITH A DEVIL TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover by AL BARRIONUEVO

Out of the abyss…and into oblivion!

Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior, has sacrificed his humanity for the betterment of the Earth. Empowered with the gift to recover from any wound – and even death itself – he has waged an endless crusade to guide the path of civilization through the ages. But as the centuries pass and his list of battlefield victories grows, he is fated to always reap the same sad reward: to see his families, his children, and all his loved ones…age, wither, and die…

Now, the Eternal Warrior will be presented with a choice that could end his grief forever. An opportunity to resurrect the fallen sons and daughters that he believed forever lost. But this chance for peace and happiness will come at a terrible cost… and in service to an evil far greater than any Gilad has faced before…

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps) and acclaimed artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) push the Eternal Warrior to the fiery crossroads of guilt and redemption for a wicked series finale!

Collecting WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #11–14.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 15
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978- 1-68215-197-6

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Rahal & Portela Lead the Stalinverse’s Greatest Criminals in DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1 – Coming in March!

DIV3-GULAG_001_COVER-A_GORHAMThis March, prepare to serve time with the Stalinverse’s newest enemies of the state: Archer & Armstrong!

As revealed at ComicsAlliance, Valiant is proud to announce DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1 – the next can’t-miss one-shot special torn from the pages of the winter’s visionary comics event! On March 15th, join rising star Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks, The Door Man) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (Faith) as they sentence religious zealot Obadiah Archer and the unkillable libertine called Armstrong to a fate worse than death: A lifetime sentence in Gulag 396, the deadliest prison known to man. But in letting these two subversive criminal offenders into its walls, has this oppressive Gulag condemned Archer and Armstrong…or itself?

In the Soviet-controlled world of the Stalinverse, there is a place where liberty is sentenced to die…and it’s Gulag 396. A maximum-security prison where the only escape is through death, the gulag is the final stop for all enemies and detractors of the world’s oppressive authority. But when public enemy Obadiah Archer is admitted as the latest inmate, could his gospel of goodwill and optimism be the spark that ignites a new faith in the prison’s population…including the immortal undesirable known as Aram Addi-Padda?

On March 15th, be there as Archer and Armstrong challenge Valiant’s violent new reality with a spirit-shaking, standalone tale that will rattle the very soul of the Stalinverse, only in DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1 – featuring covers by Adam Gorham (The Violent), Khari Evans (Ninjak), Andres Guinaldo (Nightwing), Ryan Lee (Inhuman) and Kano (Daredevil)!

But first… It all begins on December 21st as the Iron Curtain rises over a once-free world in DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the winter’s major comics event from the visionary creative team of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.), blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), Harvey Award-nominated inker Ryan Winn (X-O Manowar) and master colorist David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Planetary)!

At the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were racing to the stars. But, while America was aiming for the moon, Russia had its eyes on the cosmos. In secret, they launched a three-man mission into the far reaches of space. In the depths, they discovered something Unknown. Something that…changed them. Imbued with god-like powers, the long-lost cosmonauts returned home…only to discover that their old ideology, communism, lost the war to western capitalism in the decades since their journey first began. But now they have the power to change it all…

Earth has a new god. The world you know is gone. Welcome to the Stalinverse, comrade.

Then: The Stalinverse’s subversive spread continues with the first of four essential one-shots torn directly from the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) on December 28th as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn, Death of X) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.) re-assign the KGB’s deadliest covert operative from Mother Russia to the mountains of Colorado in DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1!

Next, on January 18th, join the cause of Soviet righteousness as Valiant’s leading legend – the unstoppable X-O Manowar – becomes the supreme fighting force of the CCCP in DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1 from acclaimed writer Joe Harris (Snowfall, The X-Files: Season 10) and Valiant-exclusive superstar David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man)!

Plus, a new kind of hero will rise on February 8th when rising star Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman Annual) and blockbuster artist Robert Gill (Book of Death) summon the Deadside with Shadowman in DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1!

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DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (OCT161948)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (OCT161949)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (OCT161952)
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (OCT161953)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (OCT161954)
Blank Cover Also Available (OCT161950)
Valiant Cat Cosplay Variant Also Available (OCT161951)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 21 (FOC – 11/28/16)

DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (OCT161955)
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM (OCT161956)
Cover C by GREG SMALLWOOD (OCT161957)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (OCT161958)
Variant Cover by KANO (OCT161959)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale DECEMBER 28 (FOC – 12/5/16)

DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #2 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (NOV161921)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (NOV161922)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (NOV161923)
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (NOV161924)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (NOV161925)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 25 (FOC – 1/5/16)

DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by CAFU
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (NOV161926)
Cover B by RYAN DIEGO BERNARD (NOV161927)
Cover C by CAFU (NOV161928)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV161929)
Variant Cover by KANO (NOV161930)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JANUARY 18 (FOC – 12/26/16)

DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #3 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (DEC162029)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (DEC162030)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (DEC162031)
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (DEC162032)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (DEC162033)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 22 (FOC 1/30/17

DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1
Written by SCOTT BRYAN WILSON
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (DEC162034)
Cover B by MARCO RUDY (DEC162035)
Cover C by DIEGO BERNARD (DEC162036)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (DEC162037)
Variant Cover by KANO (DEC162038)
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale FEBRUARY 8 (FOC – 1/16/17)

DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by ADAM GORHAM
Cover B by KHARI EVANS
Cover C by ANDRÉS GUINALDO
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale MARCH 15 (FOC 2/20/16)

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Presenting the X-O MANOWAR #1 Brushed Metal Variant – A Groundbreaking New Cover Spotlighting Valiant’s Most Important Issue Of All Time

XO2017_001_VARIANT-METAL_PALOSZAs revealed today at ComicBook.com, Valiant is proud to announce the X-O MANOWAR #1 Brushed Metal Variant – an innovative, all-metal cover adorning the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from visionary creators Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, 4001 A.D.) and Tomas Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn)! Available to retailers who place qualifying orders on X-O MANOWAR #1, this ultra-limited edition of Valiant’s most important first issue of all time comes printed via a special process on an actual brushed aluminum metal sheet and features artwork by rising star Monika Palosz (Divinity III: Stalinverse)!

“This just might be our craziest idea yet,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “As a publisher, Valiant is always looking for new ways to engage fans and retailers. The new X-O MANOWAR #1 is a milestone moment for Valiant and our biggest character, and we knew we had to put as much magnitude behind it as possible to ensure this series’ place as a centerpiece of the industry in 2017. Rest assured, Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello are preparing a story that is just as bold and just as enduring as this cover.”

Attention retailers: One copy of the X-O MANOWAR #1 Brushed Metal Variant Cover can be ordered by retailers who place a qualifying order of 500 copies or more. The X-O MANOWAR #1 Brushed Metal Variant Cover is strictly limited to one copy per qualifying store. For instructions on how to qualify for the X-O MANOWAR #1 Brushed Metal Variant Cover, please see the Diamond Retailer Site under order code: JAN172118.

As recently unveiled at Entertainment Weekly, the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1 will be Valiant’s first landmark new series of 2017 and features New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) alongside an all-star arsenal of the most formidable visual storytellers in comics today – including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) – that together will span the series’ first year in 2017 and beyond!

A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon starts here on March 22nd, 2017 with part one of “SOLDIER” – a punishing, three-issue introduction that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

In the wake of “SOLDIER”’s staggering assault in issues #1-3, X-O MANOWAR then continues in 2017 and beyond as a superstar cast of Valiant’s most acclaimed artistic talents chart Aric’s path from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH for a vicious, year-long journey of bone and bloodshed born from the battlefields of a herculean alien empire:

X-O MANOWAR #1 | “SOLDIER” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | TOMAS GIORELLO
MARCH 2017

X-O MANOWAR #4 | “GENERAL” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | DOUG BRAITHWAITE
JUNE 2017

X-O MANOWAR #7 | “EMPEROR” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | CLAYTON CRAIN
SEPTEMBER 2017

X-O MANOWAR #10 | INTERLUDE
MATT KINDT | RYAN BODENHEIM
DECEMBER 2017

X-O MANOWAR #11 | “VISIGOTH” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | MICO SUAYAN
JANUARY 2018

Plus: Valiant is also rewarding fans who reserve copies of X-O MANOWAR’s complete opening story arc in advance with their local retailer with the X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE!

Available only as a pre-order set, the X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITIONS must be ordered as a complete bundle at your local comic shop by the initial order date of January 26th, 2017! Released monthly from March through May, featuring exclusive covers by series interior artist Tomas Giorello and clocking in a colossal 48 pages each, every PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues.

The only way to reserve these exclusive copies is by pre-ordering all three issues at your local comic shop by January 26th, 2017. Further copies will not be available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations, so don’t miss your chance! Simply copy one of the pre-order coupons included in this month’s Previews catalog or in every issue of Valiant’s January-shipping comics releases and present it to your local comic shop to reserve your X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER BUNDLE.

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN172113)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (JAN172114)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JAN172116)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES (JAN172117)
Brushed Metal Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ (JAN172117)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 22nd (FOC – 2/27/17)

X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Covers by TOMAS GIORELLO (JAN172115)
X-O MANOWAR #1 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale MARCH 22nd (IOD – 1/26/17)
X-O MANOWAR #2 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale APRIL 26th  (IOD – 1/26/17)
X-O MANOWAR #3 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale MAY 24th  (IOD – 1/26/17)
$11.97 [three issues] | 48 pgs. each | T+

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First Look: Matt Kindt and Marc Laming Sharpen “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” – Coming to NINJAK #23 this January

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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of NINJAK #23 – the FIRST ISSUE of “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR) and blockbuster artist Marc Laming (Planet Hulk)! Join the heart-stopping adventures of MI-6’s master super-spy here as Colin King – codename: Ninjak – kickstarts an ALL-NEW ARC and ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT with a death-defying showdown against the sadistic architect behind the world’s most dangerous crime cartel! With the world at stake, Ninjak will face Master Darque and the Shadow Seven head on in a battle royale that will decide the future of all humanity!

Master Darque – the sadistic lord of death and resurrection – wrests to be free once again, but first he must fight for his life. Darque is a target, his powers are weak, and his enemies know it. Now, Darque’s own former pupil and Ninjak’s ruthless arch-nemesis – the lethal assassin known as Roku – has gathered the Shadow Seven together again for the sole purpose of putting Darque down for good. And the only thing holding their uneasy alliance together is a mysterious benefactor from the shadows… Someone who also goes by the name Darque…

On January 11th, steel, shadows, and sacrifice await as Matt Kindt and Marc Laming propel Master Darque back to the epicenter of the Valiant Universe for a soul-shearing clash with the one and only Ninjak! The blood-stained saga of Valiant’s deadliest assassin raises the stakes for a winner-take-all duel to the death with “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE”, only in NINJAK #23 – featuring covers by Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Ben Oliver (The Multiversity), Felipe Massafera (Shaper), Ryan Lee (Inhuman), Bilquis Evely (Wonder Woman), and Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night)!

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NINJAK #23 (NEW ARC! “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by MARC LAMING
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover B by BEN OLIVER
Cover C by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by BILQUIS EVELY
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 11 (FOC – 12/19/16)

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Valiant Previews: DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) | HARBINGER RENEGADE #2 | BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #3 (of 4) – On Sale December 21st!

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DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (OCT161948)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (OCT161949)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (OCT161952)
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (OCT161953)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (OCT161954)
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Earth has a new god. The world you know is gone. Welcome to the Stalinverse, comrade.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 21 (FOC – 11/28/16)

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Cover B by ADAM POLLINA (OCT161967)
Cover C by MONIKA PALOSZ (OCT161968)
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They’re in your towns. In your schools. And inside your head…

Kris Hathaway, Peter Stanchek, Faith Herbert, and John Torkelson thought they could go underground. They thought they could get their old lives back. They were wrong. As four psionically powered “psiots” that can defy the laws of physics with a thought alone, this extraordinarily dangerous team of renegades won’t be able to escape the fight that society has brought to their door. As a violent, new superpower movement spreads across the suburbs, America’s only hope will be the teenagers it wished it could forget.

Chaos is coming home as Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys) continue the most subversive, most fearless new superhero series of the fall!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 21 (FOC – 11/28/16)

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (OCT161973)
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM (OCT161974)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (OCT161975)
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP (OCT161977)
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (OCT161978)
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War for the home of the brave!

New York City is in flames. From the Bronx to Broadway, panic has taken hold…and Project Rising Spirit’s latest experiment – an airborne weapons test designed to turn eight million New Yorkers into nanite-infected killers – is already paying dividends. America’s politicians have demanded action…and you can bet your bottom dollar they’re going to get it when Bloodshot and Deathmate make a last stand to defuse NYC’s very own armageddon!

The explosive standalone comics event of the fall reaches a fever pitch as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice) unleash the next barrage in Bloodshot’s borough-busting battle royale!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 21 (FOC – 11/28/16)

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The Path to BLOODSHOT SALVATION Beckons in BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 – Coming in March!

BSRB_000_COVER-A_DOEAs revealed today at Newsarama, Valiant is proud to announce BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 – a stunning and essential zero-issue turning point coming in March from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Inhumans vs. X-Men, Black Hammer) and explosive artist Renato Guedes (Wolverine) that will redefine Bloodshot and his relationship with the Valiant Universe! As the blood-stained curtain closes on BLOODSHOT U.S.A….be there as the stage is set for BLOODSHOT SALVATION, a top-secret new series coming later in 2017!

On March 22nd, in the searing aftermath of BLOODSHOT U.S.A., perhaps the most important issue in Jeff Lemire’s continuing Bloodshot epic can finally be told. Don’t miss this very special story…as Valiant unveils a shocking new revelation in the Bloodshot saga. The next chapter of Bloodshot starts here!

“From THE VALIANT to BLOODSHOT REBORN and BLOODSHOT U.S.A., Jeff Lemire has brought a level of vision and intensity to Bloodshot that has completely redefined the character and his place as one of Valiant’s most premier heroes,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Now, as BLOODSHOT REBORN draws towards its explosive finale, we stand poised on the brink of a series of seismic changes that will defy expectations and begin the bloodied road toward BLOODSHOT SALVATION – Jeff’s next major Valiant project, and a title that will have major repercussions for the Valiant Universe in the weeks and months ahead…”

On March 22nd, be there as Jeff Lemire and Renato Guedes start the next chapter of Bloodshot! Secrets and shockers await, only in BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 – featuring covers by Juan Doe (Wolverines), Kano (Daredevil), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Lesley-Anne Green (Descender), and Peter Bagge (HATE!), alongside a TOP-SECRET SPOILER COVER with a major revelation for Bloodshot’s future!

Plus: More secrets of BLOODSHOT SALVATION will be revealed on May 6th for Free Comic Book Day 2017 as Jeff Lemire joins the VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL with the FIRST APPEARANCE of A MAJOR NEW CHARACTER in AN EXCLUSIVE FCBD STORY that will forever redefine Bloodshot’s place in a violent world of heroes, soldiers, and survivors!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #0
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by JUAN DOE
Cover B by KANO
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by LESLEY-ANNE GREEN
Variant Cover by PETER BAGGE
Top-Secret Spoiler Variant by CLASSIFIED
FINAL ISSUE | $3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING THIS MARCH!

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Valiant Unveils THE RED LEGEND – A Pivotal New Hero Debuting in DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1

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As revealed today at Comic Book Resources, Valiant is proud to unveil the first appearance of The Red Legend – the first of four major new characters that will be introduced in DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D., Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) – on sale December 21st!

Then, following her introduction and first appearance in DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4), The Red Legend’s origin will be revealed in full with a brand-new tale by Kindt and artist Juan Jose Ryp (Britannia) as a newly added bonus feature in the DIVINITY III: KOMANADAR BLOODSHOT #1 one-shot special by New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Death of X) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (Rai, X-Force) – on sale just one week later on December 28th!

But who is the Red Legend? She is a woman of immense power, birthed into the universe by unknown cosmic forces. No one on the planet knows where she came from…only that she was discovered deep in the heart of Russia, floating among the burning logs of an abandoned lumber mill. Raised under the muzzles of Russia’s brutal authoritarian forces, the Red Legend only knew a life of pain and strife as shed labored day in and day out at one of the world’s most unforgiving labor camps. She harbored a burning power inside her throughout these years however, as her true potential became ever more apparent. By the time she became a woman, The Red Legend was recruited by Myshka—the god-like champion of Communism—and embraced her destiny as one of the Stalinverse’ greatest protectors.

“The Stalinverse isn’t an alternate reality – this is the Valiant Universe as we now know it, and, going forward, what happens in DIVINITY III will have an immense impact on the shape of all things Valiant over the coming year. The Red Legend, in particular, will be a central piece of those plans,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “This is a milestone first appearance in every sense, one that I would compare to the introduction of Valiant’s ’Wonder Woman’ or ‘Thor.’ The insanely brilliant Matt Kindt has done a masterful job crafting the creation of a new hero chiseled from the rich and untapped mythology of traditional folklore.”

For more information on The Red Legend, read writer Matt Kindt’s complete interview at The Hollywood Reporter. And look for the other three members of the Red Brigade to be revealed in the coming weeks and months!

The Red Legend’s rise begins in DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s startling, event-level blockbuster from the visionary creative team of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.), explosive artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), Harvey Award-nominated inker Ryan Winn (X-O Manowar) and master colorist David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Planetary)!

At the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were racing to the stars. But, while America was aiming for the moon, Russia had its eyes on the cosmos. In secret, they launched a three-man mission into the far reaches of space. In the depths, they discovered something Unknown. Something that…changed them. Imbued with god-like powers, the long-lost cosmonauts returned home…only to discover that their old ideology, communism, lost the war to western capitalism in the decades since their journey first began. But now they have the power to change it all…

Earth has a new god. The world you know is gone. Welcome to the Stalinverse, comrade.

On December 21st, witness a disturbing new vision of the world as it now stands! One where the Cold War was won long ago and a global Soviet empire now rules the world… Where the Iron Curtain extends across oceans and continents, subsuming freedom and liberty in its wake… And where the Russian communist super-state rules the world not only with an iron fist, but with ultimate power far beyond the comprehension of mortal men.

Featuring DIVINITY’s Abram Adams alongside the first appearances of darkly reimagined versions of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, HARBINGER RENEGADE’s Peter Stanchek, Ninjak, Shadowman, and several surprise guests, the definitive Valiant epic of 2016 starts here, only in DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) – presented in the deluxe VALIANT PRESTIGE format and featuring covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Divinity), Tom Muller (Zero), Jeffrey Veregge (Red Wolf), Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight), and Adam Gorham (The Violent)!

Plus: the Stalinverse’s subversive spread continues with four essential one-shots torn directly from the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4), beginning in December! First, find out how Valiant’s blood-stained icon marched to the forefront of the global Soviet war machine on December 28th as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.) re-assign the KGB’s deadliest covert operative from Mother Russia to the mountains of Colorado in DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 – now including an all-new second feature revealing The Red Legend’s never-before-told origin by Matt Kindt and artist Juan Jose Ryp!
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DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (OCT161948)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (OCT161949)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (OCT161952)
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (OCT161953)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (OCT161954)
Blank Cover Also Available (OCT161950)
Valiant Cat Cosplay Variant Also Available (OCT161951)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 21 (FOC – 11/28/16)

DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE with MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (OCT161955)
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM (OCT161956)
Cover C by GREG SMALLWOOD (OCT161957)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (OCT161958)
Variant Cover by KANO (OCT161959)
$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale DECEMBER 28 (FOC – 12/5/16)

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Big Viking Games and Valiant Entertainment Form First Major Content Partnership for Next Generation HTML5 Messenger Gaming Platforms

big viking games_logoTORONTO and LONDON, ON – (December 13, 2016)Big Viking Games, a leader in HTML5 mobile instant games, and Valiant Entertainment, the award-winning comic book publisher with a library of more than 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong and more, today announced a five-year mobile content partnership that will convert Valiant’s massive library of characters and stories into mobile instant gaming experiences focused on new gaming platforms such as the recently launched Facebook Messenger.

Starting today, Valiant and Big Viking will combine Valiant’s best-selling collection of superheroes and their associated storylines with Big Viking’s industry leading HTML5 development and publishing ability to deliver the Valiant Universe to fans and new players alike through a completely new medium. The companies intend to release numerous HTML5 titles with a focus on messengers and social networks as distribution.

“It’s an honor to partner with Valiant and bring their incredibly rich and deep catalogue of characters and stories to new and exciting platforms on mobile,” said Albert Lai, CEO and Co-founder of Big Viking Games. “We have always been huge fans of their comics, and the executive team has done an incredible job bringing Valiant to the forefront of the comic world over the years. Valiant and Big Viking share a very similar core ideology, which is to ‘make fans,’ and I believe this partnership will make millions of new fans for both companies”

“Big Viking is poised to enter the market on the cusp of a game-changing moment for the whole of mobile gaming and, together, we look forward to engaging a massive new audience for Valiant’s incredibly rich universe of characters,” said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment. “Valiant is the most acclaimed publisher of comics in our industry today, and Big Viking has dedicated themselves to translating the essence of our best-known heroes into a groundbreaking new medium. We look forward to presenting our fans, old and new, with some truly amazing experiences to explore on Facebook and beyond in the coming months and years.”

In addition to today’s announcement, Big Viking recently revealed a $21.75 million funding round to continue expansion of their HTML5 mobile instant gaming division and the creation of a $10 million publishing fund to develop and distribute third-party content for messengers in HTML5. Additionally, last year Valiant announced a five-film deal with Sony Pictures to bring both Bloodshot and Harbinger franchises to life on the big screen.

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About Big Viking Games:

Big Viking Games, founded in 2011, is the largest independent mobile and social game studio in Canada and a pioneer in mobile HTML5 games. The company has grown profitably to a team of over 100 Vikings across two studios in Toronto and London, Ontario. From our beginnings with hits like Fish World and YoWorld, we have become a leader in live operations, and a pioneer of what is possible with mobile HTML5 technologies to redefine the future of mobile entertainment. Our titles are played by millions of people on iOS, Android, Facebook and the mobile web.

About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns and controls 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.

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Attention Fans: Reserve the X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER BUNDLE by January 26th and Get Exclusive Content for Valiant’s Biggest Release of 2017!

XO2017_001_COVER-A_LAROSAWar is coming…and, now, Valiant is rewarding fans who pre-order early with specially expanded, exclusive editions of X-O MANOWAR’s introductory story arc by visionary creators Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello!

Valiant is proud to announce a first-of-its-kind offering with the X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – available only as a pre-order set to fans who reserve copies for the first three issues of X-O MANOWAR, encompassing the complete “SOLDIER” story arc, by the initial order date of January 26th, 2017!

Available only as a pre-order set, the X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITIONS must be ordered as a complete bundle at your local comic shop by the initial order date of January 26th, 2017! Released monthly from March through May, featuring exclusive covers by series interior artist Tomas Giorello and clocking in a colossal 48 pages each, every PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues. The first PRE-ORDER EDITION will arrive in stores on March 22nd, 2017 alongside the standard, 40-page X-O MANOWAR #1.

The only way to reserve these exclusive copies is by pre-ordering all three issues at your local comic shop by January 26th, 2017. Further copies will not be available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations, so don’t miss your chance! Simply copy one of the pre-order coupons included in this month’s Previews catalog or in every issue of Valiant’s January-shipping comics releases and present it to your local comic shop to reserve your X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER BUNDLE.

“X-O MANOWAR will be one of the biggest launches in Valiant’s history, and, to mark the occasion, we wanted to give our ardent pre-order subscribers something special for their effort. To that end, we’ve created the PRE-ORDER EDITION, which will ensure that fans can get their hands on all three issues of the series’ opening story arc, and will come packed with loads of exclusive and behind-the-scenes content too big and too in-depth for a standard-size comic,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Pre-orders are vital to successfully launching new comics. Early pre-orders help comic shops, big and small alike, gauge demand for new titles and concepts. We wanted to go the extra mile with X-O MANOWAR to ensure comic book retailers had as much pre-order information as possible, so that they can make sure to have plenty of shelf copies available for what we anticipate will be a hotly demanded book.”

As unveiled last week at Entertainment Weekly, Valiant recently announced its first series of the New Year with the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of AN EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and an all-star arsenal of the most formidable visual storytellers in comics today – including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) – that together will span the series’ first year in 2017 and beyond!

A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon starts here on March 22nd, 2017 with part one of “SOLDIER” – a punishing, three-issue introduction that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

“X-O MANOWAR will be, without a doubt, Valiant’s most important new title of 2017, and we want to reward the fans who get behind the series early with a special experience that can’t be replicated anywhere else,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “X-O MANOWAR will break a ton of new ground for Valiant in the weeks and months ahead, and this is just the first in a new series of innovations we have planned to excite fans and retailers about X-O MANOWAR’s seismic repercussions on the Valiant Universe in 2017.”

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

In the wake of “SOLDIER”’s staggering assault in issues #1-3, X-O MANOWAR then continues in 2017 and beyond as a superstar cast of Valiant’s most acclaimed artistic talents chart Aric’s path from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH for a vicious, year-long journey of bone and bloodshed born from the battlefields of a herculean alien empire:

X-O MANOWAR #1 | “SOLDIER” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | TOMAS GIORELLO
MARCH 2017

X-O MANOWAR #4 | “GENERAL” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | DOUG BRAITHWAITE
JUNE 2017

X-O MANOWAR #7 | “EMPEROR” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | CLAYTON CRAIN
SEPTEMBER 2017

X-O MANOWAR #10 | INTERLUDE
MATT KINDT | RYAN BODENHEIM
DECEMBER 2017

X-O MANOWAR #11 | “VISIGOTH” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | MICO SUAYAN
JANUARY 2018

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X-O MANOWAR PRE-ORDER EDITION #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Covers by TOMAS GIORELLO
X-O MANOWAR #1 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale MARCH 22nd
X-O MANOWAR #2 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale APRIL 26th
X-O MANOWAR #3 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale MAY 24th
$11.97 [three issues] | 48 pgs. each | T+

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Pre-Order Edition Cover by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES
TOP SECRET Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 22nd

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Retailer Advisory: Valiant’s BRITANNIA #1 Enters Uncharted Territory with Fourth Printing in January!

BRITANNIA_001_FOURTH-PRINTING_COVER_NORDWith nine sold-out printings burning up shelves before the much-anticipated finale hits stores this week, it’s not too late to find out why Valiant’s psychological and terrifying journey to the farthest reaches of the Roman Empire is one of the year’s most unexpected hit series!

Valiant is proud to announce that BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s prestige format phenomenon from comics master Peter Milligan (Detective Comics, X-Force) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (Ninjak) with multiple Harvey Award nominee Raul Allen (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) – has once again sold out at the distributor level and will return to store shelves with the BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) FOURTH PRINTING on JANUARY 4th!

Following sold–out printings on every subsequent issue of Valiant’s critically acclaimed series released thus far – including the BRITANNIA #2 SECOND PRINTING and BRITANNIA #3 SECOND PRINTING – the shocking debut issue that stunned readers everywhere is marching back to comic shops yet again with an astounding fourth printing!

On the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery… 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…

All hail Britannia! As praise continues to pour in for Valiant’s blistering epic, BRITANNIA is the can’t-miss tale for readers new and old!

“✮✮✮✮✮… 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

Valiant’s darkest and most haunting series to date is here…and it’s a runaway hit! In the tradition of DIVINITY and WAR MOTHER, witness the bold introduction to Valiant’s breakout protagonist of 2016, Antonius Axia, with a visionary journey that will send the ancient world’s first detective spiraling into the darkest depths of myth and mystery!

On January 4th, the age of BRITANNIA soldiers on as Milligan, Ryp and Allen’s bloody masterpiece returns for your latest chance to jump on board! A phantasmagorical journey into death, destruction, and desire await history’s first detective, only in the BRITANNIA #1 FOURTH PRINTING!

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BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) FOURTH PRINTING 
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP and RAUL ALLEN
Cover by CARY NORD (OCT168811)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JANUARY 4th (FOC – 12/19/16)

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