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VALIANT Marches on PHOENIX COMICON 2014 with ARMOR HUNTERS #1 Con Exclusive by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS!

AH_001_VARIANT_PHOENIXFrom Thursday, June 5th through Sunday, June 8th, Valiant is bringing a barrage of exclusives, programming, and creator appearances to Phoenix Comicon 2014!

Join Valiant at Booth #652 inside the Phoenix Convention Center for a weekend packed with signings by an all-star line-up of Valiant creators, including writers Robert Venditti (Armor Hunters, X-O Manowar), Fred Van Lente (The Delinquents, Archer & Armstrong), Joe Harris (Armor Hunters: Bloodshot), Jim Zub (Shadowman), and many more!

Plus: get an early look inside the summer’s most anticipated comic book event with the limited edition ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) PHOENIX COMICON EXCLUSIVE – featuring an all-new cover by legendary artist Tommy Lee Edwards (Marvel 1985, Turf)! The first issue of Valiant’s blockbuster crossover event by superstar creators Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar) and Doug Braithwaite (Unity), ARMOR HUNTERS kicks off here as X-O Manowar confronts a relentless team of alien hunter-killers sworn to destroy his armor – even if it means taking the Earth with it.

For the inside track on ARMOR HUNTERS and the rest of the power-packed VALIANT FIRST publishing line-up, join a star-studded panel of Valiant creators and staff on Saturday, June 8th at 1:30 PM in Room North 128b for the VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT: ARMOR HUNTERS panel presentation! Featuring Robert Venditti (Armor Hunters, X-O Manowar), Fred Van Lente (The Delinquents, Archer & Armstrong), Joe Harris (Armor Hunters: Bloodshot), Andy Runton (X-O Manowar #25), David Baron (Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong), and Valiant Editor Josh Johns, find out everything you need to know about Valiant’s armor-plated summer and beyond right here with an exclusive round of news and Q&A – only at Phoenix Comicon!

For more information on Phoenix Comicon, visit PhoenixComicon.com.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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Valiant Previews: On Sale May 21st, 2014 – X-O MANOWAR #25 (PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS) | UNITY #7 | X-O MANOWAR #24 SECOND PRINTING

XO_025_COVER_A_DJURDJEVICX-O MANOWAR #25 (PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with TOM FOWLER and JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by DIEGO BERNARD, SEAN CHEN, TOM FOWLER, BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, BARRY KITSON, CARY NORD, RAFER ROBERTS, and ANDY RUNTON
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR141400)
Cover B by BRYAN HITCH (MAR141401)
Armors Variant by ARTURO LOZZI (MAR141402)
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN (MAR141403)
Variant Cover by TERRY DODSON (MAR141404)

VALIANT FIRST delivers another must-read milestone this May with a blockbuster, 48-page celebration of X-O Manowar’s 25th issue…and an essential introduction to the comic book event of 2014 – ARMOR HUNTERS!

Find out why the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers have journeyed across the stars to destroy the X-O Manowar armor and the Earth along with it in ARMOR HUNTERS: BURIAL by Robert Venditti & Diego Bernard. Then, revisit the roots of Aric of Dacia’s transformation from Visigoth conqueror into the 21st century’s alien-armored guardian, as told by Robert Venditti & J.G. Jones! Plus, all-new tales of X-O Manowar from Robert Venditti & Bryan Hitch, Justin Jordan & Rafer Roberts, Tom Fowler, Sean Chen, Cary Nord, Andy Runton, and much, much more!

$4.99/T+/48 pgs.
ON SALE 5/21/14 (FOC – 4/28/14)

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UNITY_007_COVER_HAIRSINEUNITY #7 (“TRAPPED BY WEBNET” – FINALE)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAR141411)
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN (MAR141412)
Variant Cover by DAVE BULLOCK (MAR141413)

The final deathtrap of Dr. Silk!

Ninjak’s ultimate enemy has drawn his web tight around X-O Manowar and the rest of Valiant’s unbreakable all-star superteam…and now they’re about to find out how the globe’s most brilliantly depraved mind doles out revenge. “Trapped by Webnet” cuts to an action-packed conclusion…and no one will escape Dr. Silk’s grasp unscathed!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 5/21/14 (FOC – 4/28/14)

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (MAR148158)

PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS – PART 2! Who – or what – is the man called MALGAM?

Aric of Dacia, a fifth-century warrior bonded to alien armor and transplanted to the modern day, is now the most important weapon in the arsenal of M.E.R.O., the top-secret American intelligence organization that monitors extraterrestrial life on Earth. In order to protect his people, Aric must undergo dangerous missions in space, but nothing can prepare him for the stunning secret that awaits him in the stars. The march toward X-O Manowar #25 – and the coming of the ARMOR HUNTERS – continues here in an essential prelude to the Valiant Universe event of 2014!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 5/21/14 (FOC –4/28/14)

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VALIANT Unleashes #VALIANTCRAFT Month This August!

DELINQ_001_VARIANT_VALIANTCRAFTThis August, VALIANT FIRST is building a whole new dimension brick-by-brick!

As revealed at Nerdist.com, Valiant is topping off the success of the VALIANT FIRST initiative – Valiant’s all-new summer 2014 publishing rollout – with a whole month of gaming-inspired #ValiantCraft shelf covers this August! Featuring RAI, the ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, and more re-envisioned as three-dimensional constructs by artist Donovan Santiago, each of Valiant’s red-hot August releases will receive the #ValiantCraft treatment:

  • THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4)
  • HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 (of 3)
  • RAI #4
  • ARMOR HUNTERS #3 (of 4)
  • UNITY #10
  • ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #2 (of 3)
  • ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #2 (of 3)
  • X-O MANOWAR #28
  • ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #23

“Last year’s Valiant 8-Bit covers initiative was an incredible success, and #ValiantCraft is the next evolution of an idea that really resounded with fans and retailers,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Donovan Santiago has done a phenomenal job realizing Valiant’s most popular characters like they’ve never been seen before – and, just as we did last year in the wake of Valiant 8-Bit’s sold-out debut, we won’t be limiting the scope of #ValiantCraft to comics alone. Look for even more announcements as the summer continues.”

“I was super, super-lucky to once again team up with Donovan Santiago on such an incredibly fun project,” said Valiant Assistant Editor Josh Johns. “Donovan has brought an incredible amount of creativity and quality to each concept, far exceeding our expectations. Just like our line of Valiant 8-Bit covers, this is a project that can appeal to everyday comic readers and new audiences alike. Hopefully, fans will have just as much fun with these books, and the stories inside them, as we did working on them.”

#ValiantCraft month coincides with the launch of THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4) – the disastrous first team-up between Quantum and Woody and Archer & Armstrong, and the next heat-seeking title from Valiant’s all-new VALIANT FIRST publishing initiative. All summer long, VALIANT FIRST will be rocketing to the top of your read pile with a major #1 issue each month from May onward by some of the most talented creators in comics. RAI #1 in May. ARMOR HUNTERS #1 in June. ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 in July. THE DELINQUENTS #1 in August. THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 in September. A combination of new ongoing titles, unprecedented crossover collisions, and high-profile mini-series, these are the titles that will have you reading VALIANT FIRST!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4)
Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!

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HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 (of 3)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!

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RAI #4
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!

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ARMOR HUNTERS #3 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!

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UNITY #10 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!

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ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #2 (of 3)
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by PHILIP TAN
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!

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ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #2 (of 3)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover bY LEWIS LAROSA
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!

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X-O MANOWAR #28 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #23
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!


Valiant Previews: On Sale May 14th, 2014 – BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #22 (NEW ARC) | QUANTUM AND WOODY #10

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Written by DUFFY BOUDREAU & CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by AL BARRIONUEVO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR141417)
Cover B by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (MAR141418)
Variant Cover by RILEY ROSSMO (MAR141419)

ALL-NEW ARC! START READING HERE! Bloodshot VS. H.A.R.D. Corps!

The one-man army known only as Bloodshot is forced to turn his guns on his own people! Project Rising Spirit, the private military organization that created Bloodshot, enlisted him to fight on their side – and Bloodshot, seeking his own secret justice, agreed. Now his agenda comes to light, and Bloodshot turns around to destroy Rising Spirit once and for all…but he has to go through Major Palmer and his own ragtag team of men and women to do it! Our hero versus our heroes in a bloody battle with life-or-death stakes to save or destroy an evil corporation…and whoever wins…everyone loses!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 5/14/14 (FOC – 4/21/14)

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Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by KANO
Cover A by KANO (MAR141420)
Cover B by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (MAR141421)

Quantum and Woody – against the world…or against each other?!

Woody always had a weakness for the ladies…and when an old flame lures the goofus into a gang of mad-science super-crooks, Woody flips back to his old lawless ways! Where does this leave Woody’s sweet clone girlfriend? And now it’s up to his own brother Eric, who isn’t that sure he even wants to be a superhero, to bring Woody in! Don’t miss this bro-down for the ages!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 5/14/14 (FOC – 4/21/14)

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First Look: “AMERICAN WASTELAND” Begins in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #20!

AA_020_COVER_A_CRYSTALValiant is proud to present an advance preview of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #20, the FIRST ISSUE of “AMERICAN WASTELAND” – an all-new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente and rising star Pere Perez! Start reading here this Wednesday as Archer & Armstrong take on a cabal far more deadly than any ancient curse – the secret cult of American celebrity!

His whole life, Obadiah Archer has been lied to about his true heritage – but when he and his immortal pal Armstrong arrive in L.A. to meet his real parents, they find them in the clutches of the Church of Retrology! What insidious plans does The Lizard King, the head of the favored religion of the Left Coast’s rich and famous, have in store for Valiant’s premier conspiracy busters? And what lurks inside The Lizard King’s mysterious hotel hideaway? Archer & Armstrong are about to take a trip into the darkest reaches of Hollywood history, and they can check-out any time any they like…but they can never leave!

On May 7th, the mojo rises for “AMERICAN WASTELAND” – beginning right here in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #20!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #20 (NEW ARC – “AMERICAN WASTELAND”)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by SHAWN CRYSTAL (MAR141405)
Cover B by MICHAEL WALSH (MAR141406)
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAR141407)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 5/7/14 (FOC – 4/14/14)

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RAI #1 Smashes into First Week Sell-Out; New Printing in Stores with June’s RAI #2!

RAI_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGValiant is proud to announce that RAI #1 – the debut issue of Valiant’s newest ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (Carnage) – has rocketed through its 36,500 copy print run and is now completely sold out at the distributor level. A second printing – with a new cover featuring Crain’s stunning, digitally painted interior art – is now scheduled to arrive in stores June 4th, alongside the series’ next blockbuster issue, RAI #2.

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…

On June 4th, pick up RAI #1 SECOND PRINTING and RAI #2 to discover why critics are calling Matt Kindt & Clayton Crain’s RAI the most daring new series of the summer:

“An immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics.” – Comic Book Resources
“Rai is off to a killer start… This is a book you really need to check out.” – Comic Vine
“Rai is just plain amazing… It’s impossible to overstate how great Crain’s work is here.” – IGN
“Maybe the best looking comic Valiant has produced yet, and a book that has nearly unlimited potential…” – Multiversity Comics
“A beautifully visualized, engaging artifact of future noir… [Rai] comes with the highest praise.” – PopMatters

The first title of the VALIANT FIRST publishing initiative, RAI is a series unlike anything else in comics today – and a perfect introduction to Valiant’s award-winning line of titles! With major new #1 debuts arriving all summer long, look to VALIANT FIRST each month to discover a whole new array of titles that will have you reading Valiant FIRST when you head home from the comic shop:

MAY: RAI #1 by Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain
JUNE: ARMOR HUNTERS #1 by Robert Venditti and Doug Braithwaite
JULY: ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 by Joe Harris and Trevor Hairsine
JULY: ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 by Joshua Dysart and Robert Gill
AUGUST: THE DELINQUENTS #1 by James Asmus, Fred Van Lente, and Kano
SEPTEMBER: THE DEATH–DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 by Jen Van Meter and Roberto de la Torre

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

RAI #1 CRAIN SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAR148327)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/4/14 (FOC – 5/12/14)

RAI #2 (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (APR141423)
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN (APR141424)
Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES (APR141425)
Variant Cover by BART SEARS (APR141426)
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (APR141427)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/4/14 (FOC – 5/12/14)

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First Looks: FCBD 2014 ARMOR HUNTERS SPECIAL | FCBD 2014 VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK – Coming for Free Comic Book Day 2014!

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI, MATT KINDT, and MORE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE, CLAYTON CRAIN, DIEGO BERNARD, and MORE
Cover by J.G. JONES

The Armor Hunters, a group of the universe’s fiercest warriors, have come to destroy the X-O Manowar for the good of all. What horrible secrets does the armor hold? And how many armors have they destroyed before this one? These answers and more will be revealed in the Valiant Universe event of 2014 – and it all starts right here with exclusive previews, character designs, and interviews from the biggest guns the Valiant Universe has to offer!

FREE/T+/32 pgs.
IN STORES 5/3/14 (FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014)

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Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

The Valiant Universe from A to Z! Discover for the very first time the untold origins and secrets of Valiant’s heroes and villains, all in one place! Everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2014 and beyond can be found right here in the first official Valiant Handbook release… ever! Featuring artwork from a “murderer’s row” of comics brightest talents: Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Clayton Henry, Bryan Hitch, Esad Ribic, and more!

FREE/T+/32 pgs.
IN STORES 5/3/14 (FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014)

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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CATALYST GAME LABS Announces VALIANT UNIVERSE RPG DIGITAL INITIATIVE

Valiant RPG Digital Initiative Covers_UnityIn concert with award-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment, Catalyst Game Labs is proud to announce the Valiant Universe RPG Digital Initiative—an all-new, digital-first gaming rollout presenting a red-hot array of select characters and scenarios from the upcoming Valiant Universe RPG before Valiant’s first long-awaited tabletop game goes live on July 5th!

With several releases set to debut during the lead-up to Free RPG Day on June 21st 2014, the initiative begins today with the release of Valiant Universe RPG Quick-Start Rules: Unity—recreating the first landmark confrontation between X-O Manowar and Valiant’s premier superteam Unity and available now at www.catalygamelabs.com/valiant and DriveThruRPG.com.

Then, on May 17th, relive the staggering events of Valiant’s best-selling crossover event, Harbinger Wars, with the Valiant Universe RPG QSR Supplemental: Harbinger Wars (Bloodshot). Grab the rules from the Unity QSR and just plug in these characters and Events for more fun and action!

And, arriving on Free RPG DayJune 21st, 2014 – Valiant’s intrepid team of teenage heroes join the fight with Valiant Universe RPG Quick-Start Rules: Harbinger Wars (Renegades)—available in print at participating retailers nationwide!

“From the get-go, Catalyst Game Labs has embraced the digital side of gaming,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer for Catalyst Game Labs. “By preceding the release of the upcoming Valiant Universe RPG on store shelves in August with the release of Valiant comics at DriveThruComics and an unprecedented rollout of QSR content online, we’re adding to the excitement for anxious fans, while ensuring the best possible experience for players interested in checking the game out. It’s been brilliant working with Valiant and DriveThru to bring this together.”

“Already, fans all over the world are clamoring to see what Catalyst has up its sleeve for the Valiant Universe RPG,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales. “These Quick Start previews are a perfect introduction to the nuanced and high-stakes world of Valiant’s indomitable heroes. Whether you’re a longtime fan of Valiant’s characters, or meeting them for the very first time, get ready for a new experience in gameplay unlike anything else out there today.”

Look for print pre-orders and PDF copies of the complete Valiant Universe RPG to debut on July 5th, with the book to follow in August.

Full details on the upcoming QSR PDF supplementals can be found within the Quick-Start Rules at www.catalygamelabs.com/valiant and DriveThruRPG.com. Additionally, check out the Valiant Universe RPG landing page on DriveThruComics.com.

Look to www.catalystgamelabs.com as well as Facebook, on Twitter and on Tumblr for more details surrounding Valiant Universe games!

For more information on Valiant’s award-winning library of characters, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,750 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman 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 Catalyst Game Labs
Catalyst Game Labs is dedicated to producing high quality games and fiction that mesh sophisticated game mechanics with dynamic universes-all presented in a form that allows beginning players and long-time veterans to easily jump into our games and fiction readers to enjoy our stories even if they don’t know the games.

Catalyst Game Labs is an imprint of InMediaRes Productions, LLC, which specializes in electronic publishing of professional fiction. This allows Catalyst to participate in a synergy that melds printed gaming material and fiction with all the benefits of electronic interfaces and online communities, creating a whole-package experience for any type of player or reader. Find Catalyst Game Labs online at www.catalystgamelabs.com.

About DriveThruRPG/DriveThruComics
DriveThruRPG.com is part of a family of sites operated by OneBookShelf. From games to comics to fiction to cards, starting an account on any of the OneBookShelf sites gives you access to thousands of titles to satisfy the inner geek, grognard, or gamer in all of us. It started in 2001 (the same year Apple launched iTunes) when James Mathe launched RPGNow. It may be common today to download a book and read it on a computer, tablet, or phone, but RPGNow and a handful of roleplaying game publishers pioneered downloadable PDFs in the gaming community. For each site, the goal is to offer the widest selection possible to enthusiasts around the world, 24/7, at a click (or touch). DriveThruRPG/DrivethruComics is proud to support publishers and creators by giving them a place to share their work with and receive economic support from fans around the world.

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“DEATH OF A RENEGADE – PART ONE” Sells Out, Returns with HARBINGER #22 Second Printing!

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Valiant is proud to announce that HARBINGER #22 – the FIRST ISSUE of “Death of a Renegade”, the devastating new story arc from New York Times best-selling creators Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry – has sold out at the distributor level just one week after its initial release, and will return to stores with a red-hot second printing on May 28th!

United by their unique abilities, five teenage misfits have come together under the leadership of dysfunctional runaway Peter Stanchek – a psionically-powered “psiot” forced to self-medicate to keep his immense powers in check. Recruited into the Harbinger Foundation – a secret academy where others like him are trained for the betterment of the world – Peter studied to become the protege of Toyo Harada, a wealthy business magnate and the only other “psiot” capable of rivaling Peter’s incredible telekinetic capabilities. But teacher and pupil clashed when Peter discovered the true purpose of Harada’s secretive Harbinger empire – a better world…but one built by any means necessary, even subversion, conspiracy and control. Now, with only the rejected recruits of the Renegades to aid him, the one boy to ever challenge Harada’s vise-grip on the future of humanity has been left with no choice but to expose his former mentor to the world – then bring the fight to his front door.

Featuring a new cover by acclaimed artist Joe Eisma (Morning Glories), look for the HARBINGER #22 EISMA SECOND PRINTING VARIANT to arrive in finer comic shops everywhere alongside HARBINGER #23 – the next staggering issue of “Death of a Renegade”…and the dawn of a milestone moment that will change everything in its wake.

Beginning the storyline that will culminate in July’s extra-sized HARBINGER #25 and the launch of August’s HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 (of 3), witness a pivotal turning point for the series The Onion/A.V. Club calls “one of the most binge-worthy superhero comics currently available” with an all-new beginning – and a sudden end – for Valiant’s premier team of teenage heroes on May 28th when HARBINGER #22 returns to the stands!

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HARBINGER #22 EISMA SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (“DEATH OF A RENEGADE” – PART 1)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by JOE EISMA (MAR148228)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 5/28/14 (FOC – 5/5/14)

HARBINGER #23 (“DEATH OF RENEGADE” – PART 2)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAR141414)
Variant Cover by ZACHARY MONTOYA (MAR141415)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (MAR141416)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 5/28/14 (FOC – 5/5/14)

HARBINGER #24 (“DEATH OF RENEGADE” – PART 3)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (APR141430)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (APR141430)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/18/14 (FOC – 5/26/14)

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Video Trailer: ARMOR HUNTERS #1 – VALIANT’s Earth-Shattering Crossover Event Begins in June!

On June 11th, Earth will be the greatest hunt of all!

Valiant is proud to debut the official video trailer for ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of VALIANT FIRST’s action-packed summer crossover event by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Unity, Justice)!

When Aric of Dacia returned to Earth with the stolen X-O Manowar armor of an alien race, he thought he finally found a weapon to guard the peace and kingdom he’d struggled so long to secure. But now, a relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the armor and all like it – have found their final target. The ARMOR HUNTERS are coming. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

On June 11th, bend the knee…or take the head when Valiant brings the deadly legacy of the X-O Manowar armor down full bore on planet Earth, beginning in ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4)! Then, Valiant’s most formidable heroes launch the resistance against the ARMOR HUNTERS’ alien incursion with new, standalone arcs beginning in UNITY #8 and X-O MANOWAR #26 in June; and ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) in July – each featuring one of five wraparound Chromium shelf covers by some of the biggest talents in comics today!

And that’s just the beginning because, in 2014, there are six new reasons to read Valiant FIRST! All summer long, Valiant will be rocketing to the top of your read pile with VALIANT FIRST – an all-new initiative unleashing a major #1 issue each month from May onward by some of the most talented creators in comics. RAI #1 in May. ARMOR HUNTERS #1 in June. ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 in July. THE DELINQUENTS #1 in August. THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 in September. These are the titles that will have you reading VALIANT FIRST when you head home from the comic shop!

For a sneak peek inside each monumental VALIANT FIRST release, look for the ARMOR HUNTERS FCBD 2014 SPECIAL – featuring previews of RAI #1, ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4), X-O MANOWAR #24 (PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS), and much more – available at participating Free Comic Book Day retailers everywhere on May 3rd, 2014!

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ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) [VALIANT FIRST]
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by JORGE MOLINA* (APR141410/APR141409)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR141411)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (APR141412)
Artist Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (APR141413)
Blank Cover also available (APR141414)
CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 6/11/14 (FOC – 5/19/14)

UNITY #8 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by MICO SUAYAN* (APR141416/APR141415)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR141417)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (APR141418)
CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 6/18/14 (FOC – 5/26/14)

X-O MANOWAR #26 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by CLAYTON CRAIN* (APR141420/APR141419)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR141421)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (APR141422)
CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 6/25/14 (FOC – 6/2/14)

ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) [VALIANT FIRST]
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)
CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale JULY 23

ARMOR 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)
CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale JULY 30

*RETAILERS BE ADVISED: Due to the lead time needed to produce chromium, Armor Hunters Chromium Editions will be available in robust but limited quantities set prior to solicitation, and orders may be allocated.

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