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Valiant Previews: On Sale July 30th, 2014 – ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) | X-O MANOWAR #27 (ARMOR HUNTERS)

AH_HARB_001_CHROMIUM_LAROSAARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Chromium & Standard Edition Cover by LEWIS LAROSA* (MAY141648/MAY141647)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY141649)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAY141650)

Earth is besieged by alien enforcers, and some of the most powerful people on the planet…are the kids!

The Harbinger Renegades are still reeling from a tragic death in their ranks, but in the face of monumental destruction they’ll find unlikely allies in a fellow group of super-powerful teenagers. But is Generation Zero here to help…or are they just looking out for themselves?

CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 7/30/14

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XO_027_COVER_SEPULVEDAX-O MANOWAR #27 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA (MAY141653)
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (MAY141654)

Hunt it. Trap it. Kill it.

The Armor Hunters are the most dangerous fighters in the universe – unparalleled in their abilities to catch and destroy their prey. Their mission has been long and unforgiving…and has featured the destruction of many X-O Manowar armors. For the first time, we see the brutal beginnings of the Hunters…and the devastation they have vowed to combat.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 7/30/14

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For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


VALIANT and PUNK YOUR CHUCKS Team for Custom-Made Footwear and Accessories

VALIANT_pyc_00Valiant is proud to announce a new exclusive partnership with custom-painted apparel company Punk Your Chucks – the number one destination for unique, custom hand-painted Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers, Vans, Nike Air Force Ones, tote bags, and more on the web!

Beginning this July, Punk Your Chucks will offer a wide array of made-to-order footwear and accessories featuring Valiant’s award-winning library of comic book characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Rai and many more. Made on-site at Punk Your Chucks’ New York studio, each item is painted by hand and completely one of a kind. Submit your order today at PunkYourChucks.com.

Punk Your Chucks was founded by owner and artist “AKA MAG”, an urban graffiti artist originally from New York City. MAG started his love for painting, sculpting, and sketching in the cultural chaos of 1970s New York, where his playground was the city’s subways, parks, rooftops, alleys, museums, zoos, and rivers. Valiant marks the latest addition to Punk Your Chucks extensive roster of licensors and celebrity clients, which currently includes Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Marky Ramone, Black Label Society, and more.

“It is an amazing honor to have this opportunity to collaborate with Valiant Comics on many upcoming projects,” said MAG. “As an apparel artist, I can’t think of a bigger thrill than to be asked to work with such an outstanding organization. It’s going to be really cool to hit the fans with some awesome custom and production Valiant merch. Stay tuned!”

“Valiant is proud to be Punk Your Chuck’s first exclusive partner in the comic book category,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales. “With an array of exciting, high-quality products in the works, the combination of Valiant’s heroes and MAG’s craftsmanship is something fans should look forward to.”

For more information or to submit your order, visit PunkYourChucks.com.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,750 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year.

About Punk Your Chucks
Custom apparel company, Punk Your Chucks, and custom sneaker artist, MAG, have created custom freehand painted apparel for some of the top celebrities and bands in the world. The list is extensive and includes Motley Crue, Thin Lizzy, Will Smith, Chad Szeliga from Breaking Benjamin, Nickelback, Alexa Ray Joel, Peter Facinelli, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Elliott from Def Leppard, 3 Doors Down, Eddie Money, Marky Ramone, Richard Fortus and Dizzy Reed from Guns and Roses, Kelly Clarkson, and many more! See more of their work at www.punkyourchucks.com and www.facebook.com/punkyourchucks.

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Valiant Previews: On Sale July 23rd, 2014 – ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) | ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #22

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Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Chromium & Standard Edition Cover by PHILIP TAN* (MAY141644/MAY141643)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY141645)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAY141646)

The hunters become the hunted!

With the major capitals of Earth under siege by the Armor Hunters, the world’s most dangerous weapon has decided to come in from the cold – and into the service of the top-secret Military Extraterrestrial Reconnaissance Outpost (M.E.R.O.)! But when one of the Armor Hunters’ own stages an extraterrestrial jailbreak inside of M.E.R.O.’s fortified command center, the nanite-enhanced commando known as Bloodshot will become the last thing standing between the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers and a classified arsenal of secret weapons far too deadly for human hands!

CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
32 pgs. | T+ | On sale 7/23/14

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AA_022_COVER-A_CRYSTALARCHER & ARMSTRONG #22 (“AMERICAN WASTELAND” – PART 3)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by SHAWN CRYSTAL (MAY141664)
Cover B by MICHAEL WALSH (MAY141665)

THE END IS NEAR!

Archer and Armstrong have survived their stay in the Hotel California, but now they are at the mercy of the Church of Retrology and the despicable Lizard King! What does this disgraced former rock star have in store for our dysfunctional duo, and what secret does he hold that has affected celebrities (both living and dead) for untold decades?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale 7/23/14

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VALIANT and CBLDF Team Up for Exclusive GILBERT HERNANDEZ HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant

HAR_025_VARIANT_SDCC-HERNANDEZValiant is proud to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) with the HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant, a limited edition release of July’s 48-page anniversary spectacular that features a brand new cover by Harvey Award-winning cartoonist and industry icon Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets, Marble Season, Sloth)! Debuting this July exclusively at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, the HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant will be limited to 750 copies and feature Hernandez’s first-ever rendition of the Harbinger Renegades, Valiant’s best-selling teenage superteam.

In addition to a new cover by Hernandez on behalf of CBDLF, the 48-page HARBINGER #25 milestone issue also features contributions from a star-studded roster of comics talents, including a lead story by the founding creative team of Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and Khari Evans (Archer & Armstrong), and new stories and artwork from Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle), Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX), Dan Goldman (Red Light Properties), Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong), Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode), Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom), Lucy Knisley (Relish: My Life in the Kitchen), and Barry Kitson (Empire).

“It is an enormous honor for both Valiant and myself to work with the legendary Gilbert Hernandez for one of the most vital causes in our medium today, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Gilbert’s cover is an amazing addition to HARBINGER #25′s already stellar line-up, and one that adds even more resonance to our celebration of one of the most beloved teams in the Valiant line.”

To celebrate this milestone collaboration, CBLDF will host a group signing at Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 26, during which Hernandez will sign copies of the HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant alongside New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart, New York Times best-selling writer and Eisner nominee Vivek J. Tiwary, and acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley. The signing will begin at 12:00 P.M. PT sharp at CBLDF booth #1920 inside the San Diego Convention Center.

Hernandez’s HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant will be available exclusively at the CBLDF’s booth (#1920) inside the San Diego Convention Center and via the CBLDF website (cbldf.org). All proceeds will directly benefit the First Amendment legal and education work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, an organization that works to protect the freedom to read.

Valiant Entertainment has been a supporter of CBLDF since 2012, and a Corporate Member of the Fund since 2013. This marks the second variant cover Valiant has created as a Comic-Con International exclusive for the fund.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals. www.cbldf.org

About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,750 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year.


VALIANT Solicitations for OCTOBER 2014 – Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #1, ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1, X-O MANOWAR #0, and More!

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Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 (of 5)
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT
Wraparound Variant by OSCAR JIMENEZ
Throwback Variant by M.D. BRIGHT
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS
Blank Cover Variant also available

The most demanded return in comics is finally here! The original Quantum and Woody are back! Legendary creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright return to one of the most acclaimed series of the modern era for an all-new mini-series event!

Whatever happened to the world’s worst superhero team? Twenty years past their prime, the unlikely crime-fighting duo known as Quantum and Woody (not a couple) have long since parted ways…until a middle-aged Quantum suddenly reappears with a brand-new teenage partner. Now Woody is out to break up the all-new, all-different Quantum and Woody and put an end to Quantum’s recklessness…just as Quantum takes on a life-or-death personal mission for national security. Can these former friends set aside their differences…and their age…and their numerous health difficulties…to join forces one last time without driving each other crazy?

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CAFU
Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN

The fallout of the summer’s blistering crossover event starts now – and no hero can escape what happens next!

The ARMOR HUNTERS invasion has passed, leaving massive casualties and a fractured populace in its wake. Don’t miss the epilogue to Robert Venditti’s galaxy spanning epic, ARMOR HUNTERS, in the book that will set a new status quo for all of your favorite heroes! Find out here as X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, BLOODSHOT, THE HARBINGER RENEGADES and many more forge a new frontline of defense for the people of Earth!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | ON SALE OCTOBER 1st

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X-O MANOWAR #0
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAY MANN
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by CLAY MANN
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH

Lock missiles and ZERO in on the can’t–miss origin of Aric of Dacia, a.k.a. X-O MANOWAR!

After narrowly surviving the events of ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O Manowar (or what’s left of him) must look to the future, but, to do so, Aric must first learn the startling secret of his past. Be here in October and learn the TRUE, violent origin of Visigoth life under the brutality of the Roman Empire.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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UNITY #0
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

Before X-O Manowar… Before Ninjak… The world was changed in the trenches…

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

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 (of 5)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art & Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

Descent and peril!

Leaving her mortal body in deadly danger, the spirit of Dr. Mirage is about to enter the afterlife’s web of worlds, and begin the fight to win back a partner she thought she’d lost forever. But enemies lie in wait everywhere, and while demons and beasts besiege Mirage in the spirit world, an unexpected new eruption of evil threatens her life on Earth!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 (ANNIVERSARY HULLABALOO!)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE, RAY FAWKES, JUSTIN JORDAN, DONNY CATES & ELIOT RAHAL, JOEY ESPOSITO and MORE!
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, SHAWN CRYSTAL, MICHAEL WALSH, BARRY KITSON, and MORE!
Cover A by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover B by SHAWN CRYSTAL
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ
Throwback Variant by JIM CALAFIORE
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH

IT ALL ENDS HERE…SERIOUSLY…THIS TIME IT LITERALLY ALL ENDS HERE. (MAYBE?!)

Be here front and center as the original creative team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry lead off a 48-page A&A hollapalooza honoring Valiant’s most dysfunctional duo! Plus: the offi cial Archer & Armstrong drinking game! Armstrong’s fi rst drink! A very special Timewalker adventure! And much more!

Featuring a who’s who of funnybook madcappery with all-new stories and shenanigans from Donny Cates (Buzzkill), Shawn Crystal (Deadpool), Ray Fawkes (Batman: Eternal), Justin Jordan (Dead Body Road), Barry Kitson (Empire), Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers), and many, many more!

$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 29th

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THE DELINQUENTS #3 (of 4)
Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Board Game Variant by JUAN DOE
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS

GET DELINQUENT!

As the road trip from hell enters its penultimate pit stop, our curious cuatro must make a choice that will FOREVER CHANGE THE WORLD…or at least change the course of HOBO HISTORY as we know it! With only a mysterious ass-map (yes, we said ass-map!) to guide them, Archer and Armstrong and Quantum and Woody are about out to discover the HOLE of America…uncover the secrets of their mysterious benefactor…and take down corporate America while they’re at it! It’s independent comics, we can do whatever we want, baby!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 22nd

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BLOODSHOT #24
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by WILL ROSADO
Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE

Russian super-spies don’t die easy!

Deep in the biting cold of a former Soviet state, a mysterious cell of sleeper agents – their minds clouded, but their bodies genetically enhanced – are wreaking havoc and inching the region toward war. Forced into a fight he never wanted, Bloodshot is about to discover the shocking secret of their agenda…and, when faced with the might of their unstoppable power, will meet an enemy eerily similar to himself…

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 1st

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HARBINGER: OMEGAS #3 (of 3)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by GLENN FABRY

Cold war no more!

Peter Stanchek. Toyo Harada. The two most destructive superpowers in the world — literally — have come to a reckoning of will, and in the fallout of their cataclysmic conflict, each will come to grips with a world in which the other is free…and unchecked. Their former families, the Harbinger Foundation and the Renegades, lie in shards around them. What will stop these men — either of them — from reducing the world to ashes?

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 29th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 (NEW PRINTING)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

Re-presenting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 (2012)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: HARBINGER #1 (NEW PRINTING)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI

Re-presenting HARBINGER #1 (2012)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: QUANTUM AND WOODY #1
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK

Re-presenting QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 (2013)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: RAI #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art& Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Re-presenting RAI #1 (2014)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: UNITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art& Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

Re-presenting UNITY #1 (2013)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: X-O MANOWAR #1 (NEW PRINTING)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ESAD RIBIC

Re-presenting X-O MANOWAR #1 (2012)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK 2014*
Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

Re-presenting FCBD 2014: VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK #1 (2014)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

*RETAILER INCENTIVE: FOR EACH ONE DOLLAR DEBUT ORDERED, RECEIVE ONE COPY OF THE ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: VALIANT HANDBOOK 2014 FREE

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RAI VOL. 1: WELCOME TO NEW JAPAN TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

JAPAN IN THE 41st CENTURY!

The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai. They say he can appear out of nowhere. They say he is a spirit…the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed…and his own long-lost humanity…

Collecting RAI #1-4 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage), start reading to discover an astonishing new vision of the future that Comic Book Resources calls “an immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics.”

$9.99 | T+ | 112 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 1st
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ISBN: 9781939346414

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SHADOWMAN DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1 HC
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN and PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER, LEE GARBETT, NEIL EDWARDS, MICO SUAYAN, LEWIS LAROSA, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, and DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

An oversized deluxe hardcover collecting the best-selling origin and debut of Shadowman by acclaimed creators Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode), Patrick Zircher (Futures End), and more of comics’ top talents!

There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from the dark realm known as Deadside. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?

Collecting SHADOWMAN #0-10, the Shadowman Deluxe Editon oversized hardcover also comes packed with more than 20+ pages of bonus features, including covers, character designs, and process art by Patrick Zircher (Iron Man), Lee Garbett (Loki: Agent of Asgard), Mico Suayan (Harbinger), Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), and many more!

$39.99 | T+ | 336 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 22nd
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER
ISBN: 9781939346438

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THE COMPLETE QUANTUM AND WOODY CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST witH BRIAN AUGUSTYN
Art by M.D. BRIGHT with CHARLIE ADLARD, KEITH GIFFEN, OSCAR JIMENEZ, KEVIN KOBASICK, and BART SEARS
Cover by M.D. BRIGHT

The seminal series by Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright collected in its entirety for the very first time – with more than 50 pages of extras and bonus material!

Sometimes the best friends make the worst partners. Once inseparable, childhood friends Eric Henderson and Woody Van Chelton haven’t seen each other in years. Reunited by the mysterious deaths of their research scientist fathers, the unlikely duo find themselves stuck together all over again when a catastrophic lab accident transforms their bodies into pure energy – energy that will completely dissipate if they don’t “klang!” their control bands together every 24 hours!

Now, armed with an array of high tech gadgets…and two horribly mismatched personalities…and a goat for a sidekick…this pair of misfits has has decided to set the world straight as the world’s worst superhero team, Quantum and Woody…if they can manage to quit fighting each other first.

Now, for the first time in one complete volume, discover the defining masterwork of legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deadpool) and M.D. Bright (Green Lantern, Iron Man) as the complete, classic Quantum and Woody gets the deluxe oversized omnibus treatment!

Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY (1997) #0, 1–21 and #32, THE GOAT: H.A.E.D.U.S. #1, and X-O MANOWAR (1996) #16 (guest-starring Quantum and Woody), as well as the original backup stories from the QUANTUM AND WOODY trade paperback collections, and the never-before-collected story “Thunk,” along with rarely seen sketches, character designs and process art from inside the Valiant vaults!

$99.99 | T+ | 624 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th
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ISBN: 9781939346360


Valiant Franchise “ARCHER & ARMSTRONG” Headed to Big Screen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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X-O MANOWAR #0
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAY MANN
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by CLAY MANN
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
COMING IN OCTOBER!

UNITY #0
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
COMING IN OCTOBER!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BLOODSHOT #1 by Duane Swierczynski & Manuel Garcia

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

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ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 by Greg Pak & Trevor Hairsine

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

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HARBINGER #1 by Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans

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

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QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 by James Asmus & Tom Fowler

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

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RAI #1 by Matt Kindt & Clayton Crain

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

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SHADOWMAN #1 by Justin Jordan & Patrick Zircher

There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must accept the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night.

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UNITY #1 by Matt Kindt & Doug Braithwaite

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE VALIANT #1 (of 4)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
COMING IN DECEMBER!


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

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Written by JOSHUA DYSART with VIVEK J. TIWARY, JUSTIN JORDAN, DAN GOLDMAN, and LUCY KNISLEY
Art by KHARI EVANS with LEWIS LAROSA, RAFER ROBERTS, CLAYTON HENRY, BARRY KITSON, and LUCY KNISLEY
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAY141659)
Cover B by JENNY FRISON (MAY141660)
Variant Cover by LUCY KNISLEY (MAY141661)
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN (MAY141662)
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON (MAY141663)

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

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

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

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

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

Time to bring in…Bloodshot!

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

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

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