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ComiXology Originals’ Valiant High Miniseries Debuts

VALIANT-HIGH_001_COVER_LAFUENTEAvailable today exclusively on comiXology and Kindle for $3.99 & free to comiXology Unlimited subscribers

February 22, 2017 New York, NY – Today, Valiant Entertainment and comiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping & reading platform, debut Valiant High #1, the first issue of a four-part, monthly miniseries by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer Daniel Kibblesmith, artist Derek Charm (Jughead) and David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn). Featuring eye-catching covers by artist David Lafuente (Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man), the highly anticipated comiXology Originals series takes Valiant’s biggest and most beloved superheroes out of battle and into the greatest challenge of all: high school!

Unveiled last October, comiXology Originals is a new program featuring exclusive comic content available only on comiXology and Kindle. Valiant High #1 is available today for $3.99 on comiXology and Kindle or free to comiXology Unlimited  subscribers and as part of the comiXology Unlimited 30-day free trial. Valiant High is the first comic book miniseries in the comiXology Originals program.

A unique entry-point that’s perfect for new fans and longtime readers alike, Valiant High presents a hilarious reimagining of Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe – one where the next world-ending cataclysm will have to wait until after prom night! Before they became legends, the world’s most formidable heroes were roaming the halls at Valiant High – a super-powered preparatory academy where Aric “X-O Manowar” Dacia is a record-setting running back, Colin “Ninjak” King is a debonair foreign exchange student, and Coach Bloodshot is way, way too into dodgeball. Now, Amanda “Livewire” McKee and her best friend, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, are taking it all in for the first time at the one high school where power trumps popularity!

Taking place outside of Valiant’s standard continuity, Valiant High is packed with never-before-seen incarnations of the greatest icons from the largest independent superhero universe in comics – including Archer & Armstrong, the Death-Defying Dr. Mirage, the Eternal Warrior, Toyo Harada, Kris Hathaway, Peter Stanchek, Quantum and Woody, and many more. You’ve never seen the heroes of the Valiant Universe quite like this before!

“Valiant has one of the deepest and most diverse libraries of characters in the history of comics. From action-adventure to historical fiction and even comedy, our heroes lend themselves to an incredible array of settings and genres, and we’re always looking to challenge the notion of what kind of stories we can tell,” said Valiant Chief Operating Officer Gavin Cuneo. “Now, in tandem with comiXology Originals, we’re proud to break new ground yet again with Valiant High and reinvent the Valiant Universe from the ground up in a hilarious new world that’s a perfect introduction to all of our most renowned superhero icons… From Archer & Armstrong to Faith to X-O Manowar and everyone in between.”

“With Valiant High, readers everywhere will have fun seeing established Valiant characters like Faith, Ninjak, and X-O Manowar face the trials and tribulations of high school,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s Head of Content & Senior Director of Communications, “The creative team of Kibblesmith, Charm and Baron deliver a hilarious story that new readers will love, while also giving core Valiant fans a fresh way to enjoy their favorite characters.”

In addition to this exciting launch, comiXology is having a 50% off sale on all Valiant Entertainment collections released prior to 1/1/2017. Beginning today, readers new and old can stock up, save and discover the heroes behind Valiant High with first appearances and seminal storylines from series including Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity, Faith, Rai, Unity, The Valiant, Wrath of the Eternal Warrior, and many more. Exclusively through comiXology and Kindle, Valiant High issues #2 – #4 will  be available for pre-order today!

Bringing exclusive comic content to comiXology and Kindle, the comiXology Originals lineup not only includes this release from Valiant Entertainment, but also BOOM! Studios and the upcoming Marley’s Ghost by the legendary Harvey Kurtzman, which is available for pre-order. ComiXology Originals are digital only and exclusively available for comiXology and Kindle customers.

About comiXology:

ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is a revolutionary, cloud-based digital comics platform. With content from over 125 publishers as well as thousands of independent creators from around the world, comiXology provides an unrivaled library of comic books, graphic novels, manga and bandes dessinées. The company’s first-in-class innovations include the exclusive Guided View technology which provides an immersive and cinematic reading experience and a new monthly subscription service. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit comixology.com and follow the company on TwitterFacebook and Tumblr.

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. For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblrInstagram, and ValiantUniverse.com. For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

 

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Valiant Presents ICONS – Beginning in 2017

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ICONS

A NEW DAWN FOR VALIANT’S GREATEST HEROES

X-O MANOWAR

FAITH

BLOODSHOT

SHADOWMAN

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BEGINNING IN 2017

Teaser Artwork by Felipe Massafera

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The Vans Warped Tour® presented by Journeys® and Valiant Entertainment Team Up for 2017 Artwork and Branding

WARPED2017_ADMAT_001 3Valiant Comic Book Heroes to Stand Center Stage All Summer Long for 40+ Tour Dates of the Influential Touring Festival

Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY, February 17, 2017The Vans Warped Tour® presented by Journeys® and Valiant Entertainment today announced a new partnership to bring Valiant’s award-winning library of comic book superheroes on the road with America’s longest-running touring music festival for an immersive collaboration spanning the summer 2017 season.

As revealed today at Entertainment Weekly, multiple fan-favorite characters from Valiant’s 2,000-plus-strong library will make Warped Tour history as the centerpieces of the 2017 tour’s “comic book” theme. All summer long, Valiant’s most iconic heroes – including X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, Livewire, Ninjak, and more – will adorn posters, promotional pieces, merchandise, and more at over 40 tour dates across the United States. The 2017 Vans Warped Tour® artwork was designed by acclaimed Valiant comic book artist Kano.

Additionally, Valiant will exhibit at select Vans Warped Tour® dates across the summer with a mobile comic book art installation and appearances by major comics creators – the first time that a major comics publisher has joined the touring roster of America’s longest-standing and most renowned touring music festival in more than a decade.

Valiant’s appearances on the 2017 Vans Warped Tour® will benefit the publisher’s ongoing charitable partners at The Keep A Breast Foundation – a leading nonprofit organization with a mission to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support.

“For 23 years, the Vans Warped Tour has been such a great platform for bands, brands, and creative minds,” said Vans Warped Tour® Founder Kevin Lyman. “It’s always fun to be able to do collaborations, and this partnership with Valiant Entertainment is very special from a creative standpoint.”

“This is a groundbreaking partnership on many levels, and we’re honored and excited to call the Vans Warped Tour our newest partner,” said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment. “The Vans Warped Tour is an institution, and comics are the next logical extension of their hugely influential footprint. There’s a huge reciprocity between music and comics, and we were happy to find that there are just as many fans in their camp as there are in ours. We look forward to doing awesome things together in 2017 and beyond.”

Now in its 23rd year, the 41-date tour will commence June 16 in Seattle, WA and end on August 6 in Southern California.

The entire lineup for 2017′s Vans Warped Tour®, presented by Journeys®, will be released on Wednesday, March 22nd.

Tickets will also go on sale Wednesday, March 22nd at 10:00AM local time at vanswarpedtour.com.

As a bonus for early ticket buyers, the first 500 tickets sold for each show will be at the lowest price available and will include a digital download of the Official Vans Warped Tour® 50-song compilation.

Originally founded in 1989, Valiant Entertainment is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium with more than 80 million comics and graphic novels sold and the third largest library of superhero characters in all of entertainment. In 2012, Valiant roared back to the fore with a relaunch that quickly established itself as the biggest debut of a new comic book publisher in more than a decade. The resurgent Valiant was also awarded a coveted Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year after just seven months – marking the fastest time that any new company had been named to one of comics’ highest honors – and has been repeatedly cited as one of the most talked-about and trendsetting forces in comics by preeminent media outlets including The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, The Guardian, The New York Times, People, The Washington Post, and dozens more worldwide. Consistently rated year over year as the most acclaimed comic book publisher in the industry today, Valiant has received hundreds of awards, nominations, and critical accolades, culminating in 2016 with a record setting 50 Harvey Award nominations – the most ever received by a single publisher in the history of one of the comic book industry’s most prestigious awards. Valiant has announced a multipicture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature film franchises, the first of which is slated for release in 2018 from Sony Pictures.

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About Vans Warped Tour®:

The Vans Warped Tour®, presented by Journeys®, is well known as America’s longest running touring music festival of the summer. Since 1995, the tour has been a showcase for both established and up and coming talent, across a wide range of eclectic sub-genres.

The tour has also cemented its place in history by bringing alternative rock and skate culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need through non-profit and eco initiatives.

Alternative Press readers voted the Vans Warped Tour as the “Best Tour/Festival” and Rolling Stone called it “America’s Most Successful Festival”.

For more information, visit vanswarpedtour.com.

About Valiant Entertainment:

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

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Valiant Previews: DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #3 (of 4) | HARBINGER RENEGADE #4 – On Sale February 22nd!

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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)

Red rebellion!

Across continents, the world bows to the oppressive and ruthless might of the global Russian regime. Former Russian intelligence officer Colin King, however, knows that this reality is not his own. With the truth on his side, Colin King is about to mount a resistance with aid of the world’s most feared undesirables…and release the classified asset known as Abram Adams from a prison guarded by the CCCP’s greatest super powers. But when Myshka — the divinely powered enforcer of the Soviet Union — comes to crush their uprising, will the man once known as Ninjak live long enough to discover the sinister reason that the Stalinverse came to be?

The truth behind Valiant’s shocking new reality will finally be revealed as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (Divinity II) pull back the iron curtain and reveal the insidious mastermind who will stop at nothing to preserve this twisted world order!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 22 (FOC – 1/30/17)

 

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HR_004_COVER-A_ROBERTSONHARBINGER RENEGADE #4*
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (DEC162044)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (DEC162045)
Cover C by MONIKA PALOSZ (DEC162046)
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE (DEC162047)
Variant Cover by CRYSSY CHEUNG (DEC162048)
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD (DEC162049)

Retaliation!

Faith Herbert, the heart and soul of the Harbinger Renegades, has been captured! Now, Peter Stanchek, Kris Hathaway, and John Torkelson must put their powers to practice and rescue their beloved ally from a radicalized group of psiots bent on fraying the fabric of society. But as the rechristened Renegades make their move, their newfound rivals strike first by making Peter an offer he can’t refuse. As the clock ticks closer to tragedy, will the omega-level harbinger make a do-or-die decision to save his friends… or himself?

Valiant’s latest smash-hit series fires back onto the frontline as multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys) present the final moment of truth!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 22 (FOC – 1/30/17)
*INCLUDES MAIL-AWAY COUPON #4 (of 4) FOR HARBINGER WARS 2 #0

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ComicsPRO 2017: Valiant Previews First Year of Matt Kindt’s X-O MANOWAR with Tomas Giorello, Doug Braithwaite, and Clayton Crain

XO2017_003_COVER-A_LAROSAAward-Winning Publisher Unveils Multiple Months of Artwork for 2017’s Biggest Ongoing Launch

As revealed today at IGN, Valiant has unveiled a massive trove of artwork from X-O MANOWAR – Valiant’s cosmos-shaking ongoing series epic from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt, alongside blockbuster artists Tomas GiorelloDoug BraithwaiteClayton Crain, and more – in advance of the annual ComicsPRO conference in MemphisTN.

Representing the culmination of months of behind-the-scenes planning and preparation from some of the top creative talents in comics today, the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1 – in stores March 22nd – will launch one of the definitive Valiant epics ever told…and bring Aric of Dacia to a landmark turning point that will be felt for years to come. Exotic alien planets, powerful new characters, and relentless adversaries will stand revealed as Aric of Dacia rises from “SOLDIER” to “GENERAL” to “EMPEROR” to “VISIGOTH” in a star-shattering adventure like no other in comics today!

Across summer 2017, X-O Manowar’s interplanetary war escalates as he graduates from “SOLDIER” to the next heart-stopping phase of his cosmic crusade! First, in June, extraordinary artist Doug Braithwaite comes aboard the most important Valiant tale of 2017 for “GENERAL” in X-O MANOWAR #4 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT chronicling Aric of Dacia’s one-man takeover of a battle-ravaged alien world! Then, in September, comics superstar Clayton Crain enters the battlefield to begin “EMPEROR” in X-O MANOWAR #7 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT delivering Earth’s alien-armored hero to the apex of power on a hostile extraterrestrial world!

“We have five exceptional artists on board before issue #1 even launches, each of whom are brilliant talents who are absolute forces in the marketplace,” Valiant Editor-In-Chief Warren Simons told IGN. “Tomas Giorello, who is doing some of the most beautiful work of his career, kicks things off with our “Soldier” arc in issue #1, which is heavily influenced by movies like “Saving Private Ryan” and “Unforgiven”.  The work Tomas is doing here is absolutely jaw dropping, and the response we’ve seen from his pages has been phenomenal.”

“2017 is X-O Manowar’s 25th anniversary and Matt had an intriguing idea… Instead of celebrating with a return to Aric’s status quo, let’s make the character a truly cosmic force to be reckoned with and thrust him into a whole new scenario – a lone human, bonded to an alien weapon, forced to fight on a hostile yet exotic extraterrestrial world,” Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani also told IGN. “Matt and the five-strong art team of Tomas Giorello, Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Ryan Bodenheim, and Mico Suayan are doing something we haven’t seen yet with this character – making him a literal “man of war” that’s about to take on not just an army, but an entire planet, over the course of 2017.”

This summer, the galaxy belongs to X-O Manowar! The stars will be stained with blood as Tomas GiorelloDoug Braithwaite and Clayton Crain join Matt Kindt for a visionary tale of one man waging interplanetary war at the galaxy’s farthest reaches, only in X-O MANOWAR!

But first: Witness history in the making on March 22nd in the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of THE EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and powerhouse artist Tomas Giorello!

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!

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 2017X-O MANOWAR #11 | “VISIGOTH” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | MICO SUAYAN

JANUARY 2018

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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+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MARCH 22nd (FOC 2/27/17)

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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 KAARE ANDREWS
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

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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 DAVID MACK
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MAY 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)

 

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Robert Venditti & Renato Guedes Chronicle the Coming of ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1 – Coming in May!

EW-AWAKE_001_COVER-A_CRAINValiant’s Next 25th Anniversary One-Shot Explores the Most Ancient of Days for Earth’s Fist & Steel

As revealed today at Newsarama, Valiant is proud to announce ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1 – a punishing standalone special celebrating 25 years of Valiant’s immortal soldier…and revealing a never-before-told tale of his earliest adventures at the dawn of civilization! On May 10th, take up arms alongside New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps) and acclaimed artist Renato Guedes (Bloodshot Reborn, Wolverine) as they unleash the second of four special issues honoring the most beloved Valiant tales ever with a formative chapter in the life of Gilad Anni-Padda…and celebrating the original ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 by comic legends Jim Shooter and John Dixon!

“I think there’s a tendency to interpret Gilad as very dark and grim, since he’s been a warrior for, well, eternity. It’s right there in the title. But I see him as an eternal optimist,” writer Robert Venditti told Newsarama. “He believes humanity is far more good than bad, and that the battle of good versus evil will be won one day. Otherwise, what makes him get out of bed and sacrifice so much to keep going? Really, I look at the Eternal Warrior, and beneath all the battles and bloodshed, I see an unending wellspring of hope.”

On the brink of carving out victory in the most violent battle of his life, Gilad Anni-Padda suffers a devastating injury. He awakens weeks later in a strange land, nursed back to health but with no memory of his past. A tribe has shown him compassion in an age of cruelty, and he will return their gift in kind. Now the real violence will begin…

On May 10th, discover the man behind the sword as the Earth’s relentless guardian begins a soul-scorching battle against eternity itself, only in ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1! Featuring covers by superstar artist Clayton Crain (4001 A.D., Carnage), rising star Robert Gill (Book of Death), acclaimed artist Marc Laming (Ninjak), and astonishing artist Jeffrey Veregge (Red Wolf), witness the dawn of the Valiant Universe firsthand with an essential one-shot celebrating 25 years of an indelible comic book icon – the unrelenting Eternal Warrior!

Plus: On April 12th, Valiant’s 25th anniversary celebration starts with a swashbuckling adventure as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) and Eisner Award winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) present IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 – a special 48-page quest into Arthurian legend with Archer & Armstrong, the Eternal Warrior, and Ivar, Timewalker! And look for two more celebratory one-shots honoring Valiant’s most memorable tales throughout 2017.

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ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by MARC LAMING
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale MAY 10

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Valiant Unveils ComicsPRO 2017 Retailer Exclusives for X-O MANOWAR #1, SECRET WEAPONS #1 and Much More!

XO2017_001_COMICSPRO-EDITION_COVER_LAROSAConference Attendees to Receive Limited-Edition X-O MANOWAR Metal Rings, Exclusive Advance Comics, and Much More

Valiant is proud to unveil a massive slate of exclusive comics and merchandise available only to attendees of the 11th Annual ComicsPRO conference in Memphis, TN! From February 16th–18th, 2017, the largest independent superhero universe in comics is storming the industry’s biggest and most influential annual event for retailers with a jaw-dropping horde of exclusive comics, promotional merchandise, and limited edition surprises – only at ComicsPRO 2017!

Throughout the three-day conference, each attending ComicsPRO retailer will receive special releases spotlighting Valiant’s biggest releases of the year with two ComicPRO-exclusive comics:

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X-O MANOWAR #1 ComicsPRO 2017 Retailer Exclusive Edition (Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Tomas Giorello; Cover by Lewis LaRosa) – Featuring the complete first issue of Valiant’s massive cosmic showdown in unexpurgated black and white!
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SECRET WEAPONS #1 SHOWCASE EDITION (Written by Eric Heisserer; Art by Raul Allen with Patricia Martin; Cover by Raul Allen) – Get your first look inside the new comic series from the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of ARRIVAL with this one-of-a-kind look book, spotlighting the work of visionary artist Raul Allen (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior)
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Plus: All attending retailers will have the chance to receive the signature item of ComicsPRO 2017 – the powder-coated  X-O MANOWAR Metal Ring! Cast in durable pewter and brushed with the unmistakable hues of X-O Manowar’s ultra-powerful armor, this iconic collector’s item captures the unmatched fury of the unstoppable X-O Manowar! Torn from the pages of X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Tomas Giorello, don’t miss your chance to obtain this enviable item…only at ComicsPRO 2017!
Additionally, all participating retailers will receive a complimentary Valiant welcome bag. This exclusive collection of retailer-only point-of-purchase and promotional items will include:
  • X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 ComicsPRO variant edition order forms
  • Valiant miniature notebooks 
  • X-O MANOWAR ballpoint pens
  • Refreshments
  • And more special surprises!

All attending retailers are also encouraged to visit the complimentary Valiant suite during their stay at the Downtown Memphis Sheraton Hotel. Open at all hours during the three-day summit, the suite will provide attendees with an assortment of complimentary items and services, including:

  • Free cocktails and refreshments
  • Free comics and promotional materials, including X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 limited edition shot glasses, X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 box cutters, sales sheets, and more!
  • The X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 six-foot standee 
  • The X-O MANOWAR 2017 Calendar
  • Copies of the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 Sneak Preview
  • Plus more surprise items!

And that’s just the start – look for even more surprises to be unveiled on the ground in Memphis, TN during ComicsPRO 2017! 

Retailers who are unable to attend ComicsPro 2017 and are hoping to arm their store(s) with the complete arsenal of X-O MANOWAR #1 items can contact Valiant directly at retailers@valiantentertainment.com for assistance. Fans seeking these rare X-O Manowar collectibles can have their local retailer e-mail Valiant for additional stock as well.

For more information on any of these items, contact a member of the Valiant Entertainment sales team at retailers@valiantentertainment.com.

We’ll see you in Memphis!

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Valiant Previews: SAVAGE #4 (of 4) | GENERATION ZERO #7 – On Sale February 15th!

SAVAGE_004_COVER-A_LAROSASAVAGE #4 (of 4)
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC162058)
Cover B by ROBERT GILL (DEC162059)
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC162060)
Variant Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (DEC162061)
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC162062)

Out of the jungle, into the fight…

When all hope seems lost, the final threads tethering the Sauvage family to their humanity will finally be severed. Just as the beasts within begin to take hold, the final revelation about the prehistoric island that has claimed them will finally stand revealed. But will this twist of fate offer a last chance at rescue…or forever seal their doom?

The past and present collide as Valiant’s next great hero rises in a baptism of bloodshed! Be there as acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and explosive artists Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars) and Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn) bring their primal origin story to a close!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale FEBRUARY 15 (FOC – 1/23/17)

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GENZERO_007_COVER-A_RYPGENERATION ZERO #7
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (DEC162055)
Cover B by PHILIP TAN (DEC162056)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (DEC162057)

Animalia enters the “HEROSCAPE”!

Tap into the uncharted plane of reality called the Heroscape and you can see the world through anyone else’s eyes – and find out how their reality is governed by their own inspirations! Now, as a mysterious force preys upon Rook’s citizens, Animalia must enter the Heroscape…and experience a world filtered through her own twisted imagination! But as Generation Zero’s most militant adolescent wunderkind enters a world populated by colorful monstrosities of her own design, Animalia must lock horns — literally — with demons both outward and within!

“HEROSCAPE” travels to the darkest corners of the mind right here as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) and acclaimed artist Diego Bernard (X-O Manowar) transform Generation Zero’s deepest desires into their darkest nightmares!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 15 (FOC – 1/23/17)

 

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RAPTURE #1 – NINJAK and SHADOWMAN Lead Valiant’s Next Standalone Event in May!

RAPTURE_001_COVER-A_SUAYANNew York Times Best-Selling Writer Matt Kindt and Blockbuster Artist CAFU Enter the Deadside for the Summer’s Most Staggering Comics Event

As revealed today at Nerdist, Valiant is proud to announce RAPTURE #1 (of 4) – a spellbinding standalone event from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar, Mind MGMT) and explosive artist CAFU (Rai)! In the epic tradition of THE VALIANT, the fallen hero once known as Shadowman returns to the forefront of the Valiant Universe to unite with the most unlikely ally of all – seasoned MI-6 intelligence operative Ninjak – for an epic quest into the unknown!

“RAPTURE is our  biggest and most harrowing exploration of the Shadowman mythology to date,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “The return of Jack Boniface is the just first step in a series of major developments that will be coming for Shadowman over the next year, and RAPTURE will officially begin his long-awaited return to the forefront of the Valiant Universe.”

“This series is ‘Lord of the Rings’ for the Valiant Universe, and Matt Kindt and CAFU have crafted a sprawling, Tolkien-esque journey that will see Ninjak, Shadowman, the Geomancer, and Punk Mambo fighting alongside a barbarian horde in one of their grandest battles yet,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “In the mold of previous standalone events like THE VALIANT, this series is a self-contained entry point that will will open an entirely new, unexplored corner of our universe and propel the twin destines of two of Valiant’s biggest characters forward for some time.”

On a scarred landscape, two otherworldly armies prepare to battle one last time, vying for control of a massive tower named from an ancient language no longer permitted to be spoken.

One army is led by a primeval force named Babel, whose goal is singular: to breach “Heaven” no matter the cost. The only thing standing in his way is a gray-haired barbaric warrior, filled with rage and regret – a man who sees this battle as his last chance for redemption. But he knows his depleted forces have little chance of victory unless aid comes soon.

Enter Tama: A 12-year old girl on the crest of a hill overlooking the battle, who has just become humanity’s only hope. The last in an ancient line of mystics who protect the Earth, she has foreseen this battle and knows millions will perish if she’s unable to stop it. Now Tama and her ragtag team of malcontents – Ninjak, Shadowman and Punk Mambo – must somehow defeat an elder god hell bent on piercing the heavens.

“I grew up loving ‘Conan’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’, but I haven’t really gotten a chance to develop my take on that kind of genre. I tend to gravitate to more grounded stories (relatively) with spies and gadgets and mystery,” writer Matt Kindt told Nerdist. “So it’s interesting to take that grounded sensibility and apply it to some crazy fantastical ideas – exploring heaven and hell, and gods and demons – but doing it in a way that humanizes all of the characters.”

On May 24th, steel meets shadow for Valiant’s first fantasy epic! Join the crusade as Ninjak and Shadowman unite for an astounding journey into the space between life and death…through the Deadside…and into the many worlds that lie beyond with a spellbinding and horrific standalone event, beginning in RAPTURE #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Harvey Award-nominated artist Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) Eisner Award-nominated artist J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), acclaimed artist Kano (Swamp Thing), and rising star CAFU (Action Comics)!

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RAPTURE #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by J.G. JONES
Character Design Variant by KANO
Variant Cover by CAFU
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+  | On Sale MAY 24th (FOC ­– 5/1/17)

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Valiant and Humble Bundle Present the VALIANT HEROES Bundle – Beginning Today!

HUMBLE-COMICS-BUNDLE-VALIANT-HEROES_FRONT-PAGEPay What You Want for 90+ Issues of Valiant’s Best and Most Revered Comic Series with an All-New Offering Benefiting Keep A Breast

Humble Bundle and award-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment are proud to announce that they have joined forces for the HUMBLE COMICS BUNDLE: VALIANT HEROES: – a massive digital comics collection featuring more than 90 issues of some of the most talked-about titles in comics today!

A special one-time offering loaded with digital collections of Valiant’s best-selling series, plus the opportunity to obtain a physical reward, the limited edition X-O MANOWAR #1 VIRGIN ART VARIANT, customers who support the HUMBLE COMICS BUNDLE: VALIANT HEROES can also choose to benefit the vitally important work of The Keep A Breast Foundation – a leading nonprofit organization with a mission to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support.

The HUMBLE COMICS BUNDLE: VALIANT HEROES features a shelf-busting digital library of 24 graphic novels and collections, and spans many of Valiant’s most popular superhero titles – including Bloodshot RebornFaithNinjakDivinityThe ValiantX-O Manowar, and more! With a total retail value of more than $385, the HUMBLE COMICS BUNDLE: VALIANT HEROES is the biggest offering of Valiant titles ever!

Featuring work by an all-star cast of top talents – including writers Joshua Dysart (Swamp Thing), Jody Houser (Star Wars: Rogue One), Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), Jeff Lemire (Inhumans Vs. X-Men), Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man), and Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.), alongside artists Raul Allen (Hawkeye), Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage), Clay Mann (Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life & DeathMarguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) and more – the HUMBLE COMICS BUNDLE: VALIANT HEROES is the perfect place to jump on board the acclaimed superhero universe praised by The AtlanticBuzzfeedEntertainment WeeklyThe Hollywood ReporterNPRVulture, and dozens more worldwide!

In addition, for the first time ever, Valiant will feature all-new Comicstorian episodes exclusive to Humble Bundle customers.  With over 285 million views, Comicstorian is one of the hottest YouTube channels in comics fandom! And now, they’re delivering all-new digital videos exclusively for this Valiant bundle.  These custom-made episodes on X-O Manowar, Unity, Rai and Bloodshot cannot be missed!

Fans who pay just $1 receive the first volumes of Ivar, Timewalker; The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage; and Wrath of the Eternal Warrior; along with other exciting digital collections! Plus: Get a Comicstorian Exclusive Valiant Video with an all access tour of X-O Manowar!

THE-VALIANT_HC_COVER_DELUXEContribute $8 or more, and unlock even more of Valiant’s best-selling titles, including Book of DeathBloodshot RebornDivinityImperium, and Ninjak, alongside the continued adventures of Archer & Armstrong and Rai! Plus, receive a copy of Valiant Universe: The Role Playing Game from Catalyst Game Labs (Shadowrun), the Faith #3 Keep A Breast #CheckYourSelfie Variant, and another Comicstorian Exclusive Valiant Video chronicling the saga of Rai, the spirit guardian of the 41st century New Japan!

For $15 or more, Valiant will unleash the full might of its superhero universe with the Armor Hunters Deluxe EditionThe Valiant Deluxe Edition, and Faith Vol. 1: Hollywood & Vine. Plus, receive the Valiant Universe: The Role Playing Game Supplement and a Comicstorian Exclusive Valiant Video featuring the unstoppable Bloodshot and Valiant’s premier superhero team, Unity!

Submit $25 or more, and receive the X-O MANOWAR #1 VIRGIN ART VARIANT, signed by cover artist Lewis LaRosa (Punisher, Bloodshot Reborn) – Valiant’s first-ever Humble Bundle physical reward!  Experience the FIRST ISSUE to the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Dept. H) and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello (Batman & Robin) in epic fashion with this Humble Bundle-exclusive variant cover showcasing the full might of LaRosa’s sensational cover artwork without trade dress and signed by the artist himself!

“Humble Bundle offers an amazing service and, with this offering, we’re proud to join them to offer our biggest and best charitable bundle yet,” said Valiant Chief Operating Officer Gavin Cuneo. “Not only does the Humble Comics Bundle: Valiant Heroes include a selection of our most acclaimed and popular titles for fans new and old, but, for the first time, we’re also proud to offer an array of exclusive video content, courtesy of Comicstorian, and our first-ever physical reward. And it’s all to benefit our charitable partners at Keep A Breast and their ongoing mission to prevent breast cancer.”

The HUMBLE COMICS BUNDLE: VALIANT HEROES runs for two weeks beginning Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. PST and ending Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. PST.

About Humble Bundle:

Humble Bundle sells digital content through its pay-what-you-want bundle promotions and the Humble Store. When purchasing a bundle, customers choose how much they want to pay and decide where their money goes – between the content creators, charity, and Humble Bundle. Since the company’s launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has raised more than $85 million through the support of its community for a wide range of charities, providing aid for people across the world. For more information, please visit https://www.humblebundle.com.

About Valiant Entertainment:

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

About The Keep A Breast Foundation:

The Keep A Breast Foundation™ is a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support.

Since its inception in 2000, KAB has worked with young people to remove the shame associated with breasts and breast cancer health. Through various initiatives such as breast cast art exhibitions, the “Non Toxic Revolution” and “I love boobies!” campaign, KAB has opened up the dialog about breast cancer, and has proven to be a doorway to breast self-awareness and education.

Keep A Breast has grown into the leading global youth-based breast cancer prevention organization, with global affiliates in Japan, Canada, France, UK and Chile. Constantly pushing the boundaries of the pink ribbon status quo, Keep A Breast has always encouraged young people to love their boobies, get to know their bodies and be aware of changes.


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