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Valiant Unveils New VALIANT PREMIUM Format for X-O MANOWAR #1 – Debuting on March 22nd!

XO2017_001_COVER-A_LAROSAAward-Winning Publisher Unveils New Specialty Printing Format for 2017′s Epic, Galaxy-Spanning Crusade

As the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1 prepares to begin its war-ravaged journey into deep space on March 22nd, Valiant is proud to reveal that one of the year’s most anticipated comics debuts will now ship in the VALIANT PREMIUM format — a brand-new form of deluxe packaging created specifically for Aric of Dacia’s battle-worn conquest of a savage alien world!

Beginning with the release of X-O MANOWAR #1 – the FIRST ISSUE to THE EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling-writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of all-star interior artists, 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) – fans and readers everywhere can look forward to the VALIANT PREMIUM format appearing on each issue of X-O MANOWAR in 2017 and beyond. Then, don’t miss Aric of Dacia’s one-man domination of a battle-scarred alien world… one that will force him onto the front lines of an eons-old extraterrestrial battlefield, and will send him into the deepest reaches of space!

Features for the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1, the first release to showcase the VALIANT PREMIUM format, will include:

  • Deluxe matte finish cover stock covers.
  • Upgraded, heavyweight interior pages.
  • An oversized, 34-page first chapter.
  • Minimal advertisements for an uninterrupted storytelling experience!

“X-O Manowar is Valiant’s most important series launch of the year – so much so that it has inspired us to create an entirely new format of publishing that’s designed to highlight the visionary and epic work of Matt Kindt, Tomas Giorello, and every stunning artist that will join them across the title’s first year,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Valiant’s first truly cosmic series starts here, and it’s an absolutely relentless adventure from the first page. Moreover, the VALIANT PREMIUM format will be an additive addition – at no extra cost to the consumer – that will enhance the storytelling and narrative impact of one of our biggest release to date. These are can’t-miss comics for anyone who considers themselves a fan of the medium.”

In contrast to VALIANT PRESTIGE – an ads-free format designated for the publisher’s most important standalone event and limited series – VALIANT PREMIUM will only be applied to X-O MANOWAR. However, the VALIANT PRESTIGE format will continue to be utilized as needed.

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.

A brutal, deep-space saga awaits Valiant’s premiere hero here, as he enters a herculean voyage through the cosmos unlike anything fans have seen before! Alien planets, all-new characters, and out-of-this-world adversaries will stand revealed as Aric of Dacia rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH in a star shattering adventure!

On March 22nd,  the new VALIANT PREMIUM format blasts off in visceral detail as Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello begin the space-faring, sci-fi odyssey of the year, only in X-O MANOWAR #1 – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn), Kenneth Rocafort (Inhumans vs. X-Men), Mico Suayan (Thor), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), and Monika Palosz (Divinity III: Stalinverse)!

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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)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB172049)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (FEB172050)
Interlocking Variant by MICO SUAYAN (FEB172052)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by KAARE ANDREWS (FEB172053)
Blank Cover Also Available (FEB172051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+  | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale APRIL 26th (FOC – 4/3/2017)

 

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InLightz, Valiant Entertainment Partner to Light Up Fans’ Lives

VALIANT-INLIGHTZ_VALIANT-LOGONew Illuminated Logo Boxes to Feature Award-Winning Superhero Library

InLightz, the exclusive designer of LED logo boxes for fans and enthusiasts, is proud to announce a new partnership with Valiant Entertainment. For the first time ever, the renowned publisher’s line-up of critically acclaimed superheroes including X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and Harbinger, will shine like never before in three-dimensional LED light boxes that will power up your home, office, and everywhere in between! Hitting comic shop shelves everywhere beginning Second Quarter 2017, no collection will be complete without these superheroic display items!

The new InLightz logo box was developed by company founder Mathew Cianchino, a lifelong comic book, movie and gaming enthusiast. He was inspired to create this product as he searched for a way to showcase his favorite superheroes at his desk. Since there was nothing like this on the market, he designed a back-lit, three-dimensional LED box that could display fun, colorful logos.

In collaboration with Michael Chiriac, InLightz has produced a product that fits enthusiast’s many passions. Fans of all ages will have the ability to interchange logos as they hunt to collect the entire Valiant Universe.

“Valiant is home to some of the most iconic superheroes in comics. From Bloodshot to Harbinger to Shadowman to X-O Manowar, our characters are becoming increasingly recognized by comics and pop culture enthusiasts across the country,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President, Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales. “InLightz is a truly innovative way to display the bold iconography of the Valiant Universe, and we’re thrilled to partner with them for this fun and interactive product that will catch the eye of fans everywhere.”

The LED logo box features include:
Officially licensed artwork from Valiant, including logos for Bloodshot, Faith, Harbinger, Shadowman, X-O Manowar, and Valiant Entertainment
Dimensions: 7.5 x 4.25 x 1.5 (WxHxD)
Interchangeable parts that are quick and easy to use
A single, super bright LED with long battery life
Two LED modes: Always On or 4-Hour Timer
Patent pending design

About InLightz:

InLightz is dedicated to providing a totally unique way for fans to showcase their enthusiasm for what they love. It is the first and only company to offer collectible, illuminated logo boxes that can be transported anywhere. Whether it be superheroes or villains, sports teams, automotive, games or movies, we want to make sure that our products light up our customers’ passions. Find more information at www.InLightz.com or follow us on Facebook (InLightz).

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. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

 

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Valiant Previews: NINJAK #24 | DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1 – On Sale February 8th!

NINJAK_024_COVER-A_BODENHEIMNINJAK #24 (“THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” – PART 2)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM (DEC162039)
Cover B by BEN OLIVER (DEC162040)
Cover C by FELIPE MASSAFERA (DEC162041)
Variant Cover by BILQUIS EVELY (DEC162042)
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH (DEC162043)

At the mercy of Sandria Darque!

As Master Darque fights to return to the land of the living, his former disciple – the deadly assassin Roku – will build an army to put him down for good. But not even the Shadow Seven — the underworld’s deadliest cabal of murderers and mercenaries — will be enough to assure victory. To truly defeat an undead lord of death and resurrection, she’ll need the complete and unquestioning allegiance of Ninjak…who isn’t interested. But when Darque’s long-missing sister Sandria returns with a gambit that could reveal his greatest weakness, an unholy alliance of light and darkness will be forged that could upset the balance of good and evil once and for all time…

“THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” strikes again as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity III: Stalinverse) and acclaimed artist Stephen Segovia (Action Comics) bring the biggest Ninjak story ever to a dark and terrible boiling point…and reveal the ultimate secret behind his greatest foes!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 8 (FOC – 1/16/17)

 

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DIV3-SHADOWMAN_001_COVER-A_CRAINDIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1
Written by SCOTT BRYAN WILSON with MATT KINDT
Art by ROBERT GILL with JUAN JOSE RYP
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)

Welcome to the world of today. Welcome to the Stalinverse! The visionary, event-level epic of the winter continues here in an all-new, all-star special introducing the secret weapon of the Soviet Union: Shadowman, agent of the USSR!

To save the devastated and oppressed island of New York, Jack Boniface might just have to annihilate it first – by leading an army of Deadside-spawned monstrosities onto the streets to fight the Soviets’ super-powered shock troops wherever they stand. But freedom fighters like the one they call Shadowman seldom get the happy ending they deserve…

Out of the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE, discover the haunting origin of Amerika’s last resistance when magic clashes with military might in a must-read tale of the Valiant Universe as we now know it from red-hot new talent Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman Annual) and acclaimed artist Robert Gill (Book of Death)!
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale FEBRUARY 8 (FOC – 1/16/16)

 

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ARRIVAL’s Eric Heisserer Leads Valiant’s SECRET WEAPONS #1 with Visionary Artist Raul Allen – Coming in June!

SW_001_COVER_ALLEN2017 Oscar® Nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay Makes Valiant Debut with Prestige Format Limited Series

As revealed today at Vulture, Valiant is proud to announce that Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer, writer of the internationally acclaimed, smash-hit motion picture ARRIVAL, as well as the upcoming HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT feature films from Sony Pictures, will join Harvey Award-nominated artist Raul Allen (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) with Patricia Martin (Bloodshot Reborn) for SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – an all-new, Valiant Prestige format limited series starring the much-demanded, super-charged hero Livewire in June!

The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive failures. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rexo seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…

“Much like Faith before her, Livewire is a comics icon in the making. She is beloved by fans and adored by creators,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Finding the right stage for her to shine has been a top priority at Valiant for some time now and, with SECRET WEAPONS, Eric and Raul have crafted something truly special. Not only is this a story quite unlike any Valiant has told to date, but Eric and Raul have created a host of new characters unlike any others in comics. This series is the first step in a long-term plan that will be more than worth the wait, and will have major ramifications for all quarters of the Valiant Universe as we build toward HARBINGER WARS 2 in 2018.

“Without a doubt, Raul is one of the most talented artists in the industry, and every page he sends in leaves jaws on the floor,” he added. “Eric – one of the great storytellers anywhere in entertainment today and one of the sweetest people possible – is able to effortlessly jump between mediums with a passion and intensity that is virtually unrivaled. Together they make an amazing team, and we can’t wait to share their work with the world.”

In addition to his 2017 Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for ARRIVAL, Heisserer has received a host of high-profile awards and nominations for some of the most prominent institutions in entertainment, including the BAFTA Awards, the Writers Guild Awards, the Humanitas Prize, the Critics’ Choice Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Chicago Film Critics Association, the Austin Film Critics Association, and more. His next projects will include a key role in shaping Valiant’s five-film slate of major motion pictures at Sony Pictures as the writer of the upcoming HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT feature films – currently scheduled for release in late 2018.

“My path to Secret Weapons is a bit wonky,” said Heisserer. “I started writing for characters like Pete, Faith, Livewire, and Bloodshot in the film adaptations of their stories. When I am given the opportunity to translate a property to screen, it’s like adopting someone else’s child for a while. I put in my time, try to respect all the hard work of the original authors, and sooner or later I’m on my way.

“The Valiant characters were different, especially Livewire. I kept thinking about her, long after my official writing services were complete. I wanted back into that world. I had crazy ideas for her powers, and the hard choices ahead of her. So, I asked to build a new book for Valiant, with a new group of faces, all led by Amanda. To my relief, Dinesh and Warren said yes.

“Of all the writing I’ve done in the last year, my heart is most in SECRET WEAPONS and its collection of freaks, misfits, and outcasts. And I think a story of a woman who’s shouldered such great burdens, now trying to rescue some lost souls and form a surrogate family, may be one of the most emotional stories I’ve put to paper.

“And where this story goes? Oh man, buckle up.”

On June 28th, 2017 Oscar® nominee Eric Heisserer and visionary artist Raul Allen follow in the footsteps of HARBINGER and FAITH to forge a new vision of 21st century superheroes as Livewire steps to the fore with an all-new team of heroes in the waiting, only in SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – coming soon to a comic shop near you!

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SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art & Cover by RAUL ALLEN
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | COMING IN JUNE!

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TOMORROW, THE SECRET IS OUT…

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THIS JUNE…

2017 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE
ERIC HEISSERER
SCREENWRITER OF ARRIVAL

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HARVEY AWARD NOMINEE
RAUL ALLEN

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HARVEY AWARD NOMINEE
PATRICIA MARTIN

JOIN FORCES…

TOMORROW, THE SECRET IS OUT…

 
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VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL Debuts Two Essential New Stories for Free Comic Book Day 2017!

VALIANT-FCBD2017_COVER_GIORELLOX-O Manowar and Bloodshot Enter the Spotlight for Valiant’s Biggest Free Comic Book Day Ever with Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, CAFU, Juan Jose Ryp, and Special Surprise Guests

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside the VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL – Valiant’s gold-level offering for Free Comic Book Day 2017! On SaturdayMay 6th, the road toward 2017’s biggest new series – X-O MANOWAR and BLOODSHOT SALVATION – starts here with two all-new, never-before-seen stories from a top-tier cast of writers and artists, including Matt KindtJeff LemireCAFUJuan Jose Ryp, and many more!

First: Valiant’s most explosive Free Comic Book Day yet begins as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and rising star CAFU (Rai) present a brand-new prelude introducing the world of X-O MANOWAR #1 – the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from Kindt and a rotating cast of blockbuster interior artists 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)!

Then: FCBD 2017 escalates even further as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn, Inhumans Vs. X-Men) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (Britannia) present a shocking look ahead at what awaits in BLOODSHOT SALVATION – a top-secret new ongoing series debuting in 2017 — with THE FIRST APPEARANCE of a MAJOR NEW CHARACTER that will have major ramifications for the violent world and troubled life of Ray Garrison…

Plus: FAITH… HARBINGER RENEGADE… NINJAK… PSI-LORDS… ARCHER & ARMSTRONG… SECRET WEAPONS… RAI… SHADOWMAN… WAR MOTHER… And surprise revelations for HARBINGER WARS 2! On May 6th, don’t miss the all-star lineup of Valiant’s biggest heroes as Matt KindtCAFUJeff LemireJuan Jose Ryp, and special surprise guests present the biggest moments that the Valiant Universe has to offer – only in the VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL, featuring a cover by Valiant exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello!

But first: A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon begins on March 22nd in X-O MANOWAR #1, 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!

“Ultimately, I wanted to tear Aric back down to basics. I wanted to really explore Aric and his original culture and his mindset, and portray where his head would be at after going through everything he’s seen,” series writer Matt Kindt told the official Free Comic Book Day website. “In my run, he’s definitely going to have a contentious love/hate relationship with the armor and what it’s capable of. That’s where a lot of the drama will come from. I’m also dropping him on a completely alien planet that’s rich with very foreign ideas and cultures. He’s not going to have an easy time of it under my watch.”

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 ­– including Tomas GiorelloDoug BraithwaiteClayton CrainRyan Bodenheim, and Mico Suayan – 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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VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL 
Written by MATT KINDT, JEFF LEMIRE & MORE
Art by CAFU, JUAN JOSE RYP, & MORE
Cover by TOMAS GIORELLO
FREE! | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 6th

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Pre-Order Edition Cover by TOMAS GIORELLO
Interlocking Variant by MICO SUAYAN
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES
TOP SECRET Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ
$3.99 | T+ | 40 pgs. | On Sale MARCH 22nd (FOC – 2/27/2017)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB172049)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (FEB172050)
Interlocking Variant by MICO SUAYAN (FEB172052)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by KAARE ANDREWS (FEB172053)
Blank Cover Also Available (FEB172051)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | On Sale APRIL 26th (FOC – 4/3/2017)

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Valiant Previews: FAITH #8 | A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #12 – On Sale February 1st!

FAITH_008_COVER-A_KANOFAITH #8
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by JOE EISMA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KANO (NOV161951)
Cover B by PHILIP TAN (NOV161952)
Cover C by DAVID LAFUENTE (NOV161953)
Variant Cover by JEN ST-ONGE (NOV161954)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER (NOV161955)

Pain from the past!

From Hollywood’s darkest shadows, an old enemy rises to extract revenge on Faith! A superhero’s work is never done…and, now, one of Faith’s former adversaries has returned for a fateful rematch that will put the life of Los Angeles’ greatest hero into a tailspin. And when this familiar assailant finally shows their true face, will the high flying psiot have the strength to put them down for good?

Ready your spoiler alerts because rising star rising star Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and acclaimed artists Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) are going to pull the curtain on Faith’s most shocking adventure yet with the surprise moment of the year!

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

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Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON
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Variant Cover by BROOKE ALLEN (DEC162065)

The final smackdown!

Archer and Armstrong’s cross-country travels through the weird, the wild, and the downright wrong have all come down to this: One final showdown with their greatest enemies! As Ivan the Soviet scientist bear and his army of Florida Men unite with the One Percent to unleash the ultimate death trap, the Valiant Universe’s premier adventure duo are gonna need all the help they can get!

Who will live? Who will die? Will Gub Gub ever find true love? These answers and more will stand revealed as multiple Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Harbinger Renegade) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (Revival) bring Valiant’s critically acclaimed series to a whirlwind finale that will leave no man – or mackerel – behind!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | FINAL ISSUE | On sale FEBRUARY 1

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Valiant Adds 10 New International Publishing Partnerships

VALIANT_LOGOTitles from Publisher’s Award-Winning Library Now Available in China, India, Korea, Pakistan, and More

Valiant is proud to announce that it has added 10 new foreign publishing partners to its extensive international publishing program that will bring its library of critically acclaimed titles to several new territories around the world. Adding a robust roster of foreign-language deals throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, Valiant is building its fanbase across even more international markets, where readers can now look forward to the adventures of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Faith, Archer & Armstrong, and Valiant’s other globally recognized icons in a new array of languages including Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, and more in print and digital via these newly announced publishing partners:

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CFx (Pakistan)
Now Available Digitally
http://www.cfxcomics.com

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Now Available Digitally
http://www.10086.cn/bj/index_100_100.html

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Cornea Entertainment (India)
Now Available Digitally
https://www.facebook.com/Cornea-Entertainment-1434046623559435

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Jambo (Brazil)
Now Available in Print
http://jamboeditora.com.br 

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Lezhin (Korea)
Now available in Print
http://www.lezhin.com/en

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Medusa (Spain)
Now Available in Print
http://www.medusacomics.es 

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NHN Comico (Korea/Japan)
Now Available Digitally
http://www.nhn-comico.com

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Social Comics (Brazil)
Now Available Digitally
https://www.socialcomics.com.br

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Sokol Express Publishing (Russia)
Now Available Digitally and in Print
www.sokolcomics.ru 

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World Publishing Corporation (China)
Now Available in Print
http://www.wpcbj.com.cn

“Valiant’s readership worldwide continues to expand in droves, and we’re excited to be making inroads into a bigger array of international territories than ever before,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President, Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales. “Together with this outstanding new array of publishing partners from Brazil to Pakistan to China to India and beyond, we now look forward to bringing high-quality translations of Valiant’s greatest series to a massive and rapidly expanding audience of new fans around the world.”

These eight new publishers are just the latest to join Valiant’s already extensive network of international partnerships around the globe. They join Bliss Comics in France, Büyülü Dükkan in Turkey, Kamite in Mexico, OVNI Press Editorial in Latin America, ShoPro in Japan, Star Comics in Italy, Tencent in China, and Viverra in Russia in bringing Valiant’s award-winning library of titles to an international audience.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

About Valiant:

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.


Valiant Solicitations for APRIL 2017 – X-O MANOWAR #2 | BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 | FAITH #10 (NEW ARC! “THE FAITHLESS”) | And More!

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2
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

They asked for war. He’ll give them death.

Deep within the far reaches of space, the dogs of war have found Aric of Dacia. Conscripted into an alien army and forced into combat, Aric must enter an alien battlefield unlike any he’s faced before. His only hope for survival is also the source of his greatest rage – the living suit of armor known as X-O Manowar.

Can Aric still embrace the violence within? Get ready, because the most brutal fight in X-O Manowar’s life is about to begin!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 26

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BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by DAVID MACK
Character Design Variant by DAVID MACK
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Blank Cover Also Available

Valiant’s critically acclaimed, 10-time sold-out magnum opus returns with a brand-new journey into myth and mystery, from comics master Peter Milligan (Shade, The Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (Britannia)!

Fifty thousand Romans stand on their feet, watching from the stands of the coliseum with captured breath as Achillia, a gladiator unlike any seen before, faces incredible odds as one lone warrior against five of the empire’s greatest. Such is the tradition, when a female combatant enters the fray. When the carnage is complete, the crowd roars its approval as Achillia stands victorious. Now only one match away from winning her freedom, she has begun to gain renown. The women of Rome, suppressed by their husbands and fathers, have noticed. The men, husbands and fathers to a growing horde of women entertaining ideas of independence, have noticed as well.

On the other side of the city, a strange mystery swirls through the Palatine Hill. In the dead of night, down winding alleys, the elite swear that they see visions of a blood-soaked Apollo walking the city…visions that are driving them mad. Even more are becoming sick with weird fever god-dreams. Panic spreads. The Chief Vestal, Rubria, is found guilty in the eyes of Emperor Nero and threatened with crucifixion unless the deadly curse is lifted. She asks Antonius Axia, hero of Britannia and Rome’s only detective, for help. She offers only one clue…the gladiator Achillia.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale APRIL 26

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IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CARY NORD
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B (Wraparound) by MICO SUAYAN
Variant Cover by MARC LAMING
Variant Cover by J.M. DRAGUNAS

Archer and Armstrong! The Eternal Warrior! Ivar, Timewalker! (And a very brief appearance by Faith!)

It’s winter at King Arthur’s court in Camelot! The monstrous Green Knight has appeared before the Round Table with no armor, a gigantic axe, and a challenge. He has come to insist that the weaker knights participate in a friendly “winter’s game” where anyone can strike him once with his axe, but on one condition: That the Green Knight can return the exact blow in one year’s time. King Arthur has agreed to face the mysterious knight himself, but the Round Table’s youthful and most gallant champion, Sir Gilad, takes up the challenge to protect his king. Much to the court’s surprise, the Green Knight doesn’t flinch as his head is struck clean off…only to pick it up himself and warn Gilad that he is fated to receive the same blow before the year is out. Now, Gilad – the Eternal Warrior – must solve the mystery of who the Green Knight is before his hour at the axe comes to pass! But first, he’ll need to find some help…in the form of his own immortal brothers – Armstrong and Ivar – who shall be united once more!

New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente returns to Archer & Armstrong as Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) joins in for an oversized, 48-page one shot epic!

$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale APRIL 12

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FAITH #10 (ALL-NEW ARC! “THE FAITHLESS” – PART 1)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by JOE EISMA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by JENN ST-ONGE
Cover C by ELSA CHARRETIER
Variant Cover by RIAN GONZALES

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “THE FAITHLESS” are here!

The villains are coming! Faith’s most fearsome foes and ruthless rogues—including Chris Chriswell, Murder Mouse, Dark Star, and Sydney—have finally united, creating an unstoppable coalition of evil with one goal in mind: Destroy Faith Herbert! Together, they are The Faithless…and if Los Angeles’ greatest hero doesn’t think fast and fly even faster, they’re going to ground the sky-soaring psiot for good!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 5

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NINJAK #26
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by MARC LAMING
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover C by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by BOB LAYTON
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY

Battle royale!

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here—the final, steel-splintering showdown between Ninjak and Master Darque! But when Valiant’s top assassin and lord of death come to blows, you can bet there’s going to be serious collateral. What will become of the deadly crime cartel known as the Shadow Seven? What final fate awaits the life of Ninjak’s former lover and most hated enemy, Roku? All will be revealed as Ninjak enters a blistering barrage of revelations and revenge…and exits with a brand-new place in the Valiant Universe!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 19

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GENERATION ZERO #9
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover B by BRENT PEEPLES
Variant Cover by STEPHEN MOONEY

Zeroes to heroes!

Generation Zero’s mind-bending journey through the HeroScape—a strange dimension where the world is filtered through any person’s perspective—reaches its final stop! But even if they can escape the deadly apparitions of Rook’s collective conscience, can they stop the strange threats and mysteries that can’t seem to leave their new hometown alone?

Take cover, because Valiant’s paramilitary prodigies are about to enter the greatest mission of their violent careers…and when the dust settles, their final fates will be no fantasy!

FINAL ISSUE | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 19

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HARBINGER RENEGADE VOL. 1: THE JUDGMENT OF SOLOMON TPB
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON with JUAN JOSÉ RYP and RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON

Anyone you know could become a psionically powered “harbinger.” Your neighbor. Your boss. Your best friend. Your kids.

Six months ago, a secret team of renegade whistleblowers leaked the existence of these extraordinarily dangerous individuals to a stunned world. Today, all across the country, crude, DIY psiot activation attempts have left hundreds brain-damaged…or worse. The emergence of a new psiot in a community often leads to riots and mass violence. America is terrified of what could happen next.

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

The most fearless superteam in comics is going underground for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and acclaimed artists Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys) and Juan José Ryp (Britannia)!

Collecting HARBINGER RENEGADE #1-4.

$9.99 | 144 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 19
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-169-3

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SAVAGE TPB
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

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

This is the story of how they lost their humanity.

Acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick), and explosive artists Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong) and Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn) present a relentless epic of survival in a cold-blooded land ruled by instinct alone in the must-read debut of Valiant’s next major hero!

Collecting SAVAGE #1-4.

$9.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | $9.99
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BLOODSHOT U.S.A. TPB
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE with RENATO GUEDES
Cover by KANO

In Bloodshot we trust!

Project Rising Spirit – America’s greatest exporter of classified weapons technology – has achieved a breakthrough: a contagious, airborne nanite dispersion prototype that can turn the population of any city into an army of indestructible soldiers. A doomsday virus capable of destroying an enemy nation from the inside out. A machine-made pathogen that can completely rewrite human physiology…and hardcode every man, woman, and child with the same cutting-edge technology that created their greatest weapon: Bloodshot.

But now…Project Rising Spirit’s top-secret contagion has been released onto the streets of America’s greatest metropolis: New York City. As mayhem engulfs Manhattan, Bloodshot must lead the most dangerous invasion ever waged on American soil and keep a runaway pandemic from toppling armies and governments… and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

In the tradition of THE VALIANT, the Big Apple turns blood red in a pivotal new standalone comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn, Extraordinary X-Men) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Justice)!

Collecting BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1-4 and BLOODSHOT REBORN #0.

$14.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 26
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-195-2

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

Valiant’s X-O MANOWAR #1 Charges into Comic Shops with Planet-Shaking Promotional Items!

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War is coming…to a local comic shop near you!

Valiant is proud to reveal an astounding lineup of free promotional items coming to comic shops everywhere in advance of the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1 – the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling-writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of powerhouse artists, 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 and beyond!

As X-O MANOWAR #1 prepares to launch into a cosmos-spanning saga that will reshape the course of the Valiant Universe on March 22nd, prepare your store for the galactic conflict that awaits with a massive slate of free promotional items and giveaways including:

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Get your first look inside the staggering battle that lies ahead right here with this exclusive, 16-page comic preview featuring artwork, character designs, creator commentary, and interviews from the entirety of X-O MANOWAR’s all-star creative team, including writer Matt Kindt and artist Tomas Giorello! Shipped in bundles of 50 to participating retailers, and available at upcoming Valiant-attending conventions while supplies last!

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Increase X-O MANOWAR #1’s footprint in local comic shops with this towering, 3′x6’ foot standee featuring the artwork of Valiant-exclusive superstar Lewis LaRosa. Available to qualifying retailers
upon request.

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Across 2017, be sure to never miss an IOD, FOC date or “X-O MANOWAR WEDNESDAY” with this full-size wall calendar, featuring artwork by Kaare Andrews, Clayton Crain, Tomas Giorello, J.G. Jones, Lewis LaRosa, Monika Palosz, Kenneth Rocafort, and many more! Also available at ComicsPRO 2017!

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Cardboard boxes be damned! When Aric of Dacia’s cosmic adventures return to shelves on March 22nd, come prepared to unpack them mightily! Also available at ComicsPRO 2017!

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Measuring in at a titanic 24″x36”, let fans at your store know “war is coming” with this eye-catching display piece perfect for adorning walls, windows and ceilings!
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OFFICIAL “MATT KINDT SECTION” SIGN
Spotlight the many works of X-O MANOWAR mastermind and New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt in your store with this custom-made signage that can transform any shelf into one-stop shopping for DIVINITY, NINJAK, RAI, MIND MGMT, DEPT. H, and more!
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Retailers 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.

A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon starts here on March 22nd 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 #1-3X-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:

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SEPTEMBER 2017

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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.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

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

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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