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25 Years of Valiant @ C2E2 2015: Bloodsquirt Takes Charge in BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 by Jeff Lemire & Raul Allen – Coming in August!

BSRB_005_COVER-A_ALLENBlasting evil in the face with justice! Stopping crime with their Glock 9s! Don’t be glum, chum…because, this August, Bloodshot and his bloody little buddy Bloodsquirt are teaming-up and on the prowl!

As revealed this weekend at C2E2 2015, Valiant is proud to reveal plans for BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 – a special, standalone spotlight issue unlike else you’ll read all summer! This August, journey into the tormented psyche of the man once known as Bloodshot as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Descender) and special guest artist Raul Allen (Hawkeye) conclude BLOODSHOT REBORN‘s chart-topping first story arc by revealing the hallucinatory world of the cartoon sidekick called Bloodsquirt… But just what is this pint-sized killing machine and how long can it continue to destroy Bloodshot from the inside out?

“Everyone at Valiant went to great lengths to keep Bloodsquirt’s existence – and the brilliant way Jeff Lemire has hidden him within Mico Suayan’s artwork – a secret before BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 hit stands,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “We promoted it for months with Jeff’s artwork secretly expurgated from the preview pages. The response to the title since fans discovered what we were hiding – and why – has been phenomenal. With issue #5, they’ll finally get to discover where Bloodsquirt comes from and why he believes himself to be Bloodshot’s kid partner and crime-fighting pal.”

The memories of the thousands of people he killed as Bloodshot aren’t the only things that haunt Ray Garrison. For months now, the specter of the Geomancer and a nightmarish cartoon known as Bloodsquirt have tormented him at every turn. First, on his television…and now in the real world…where Bloodsquirt acts out twisted fantasies that darkly mirror Bloodshot’s own violent past. Are these apparitions real or a just figment of Bloodshot’s broken psyche? And just who are the other members of Bloodsquirt’s “Squirt Squad”…and what could they possibly be planning next?

“So far we have seen Bloodsquirt appearing in Bloodshot/Ray’s world… Now Ray will be pulled into the Squirtverse. A full on, hallucinogenic trip through an insane, violent cartoon version of The Valiant U,” writer Jeff Lemire told Comic Book Resources. “Squirt-versions of other Valiant Universe characters will appear as well… I never want to draw Bloodsquirt again, because Raul does it so much better.”

This August, follow all-star creators Jeff Lemire and Raul Allen down the rabbit hole as Bloodsquirt takes charge for an essential new chapter of Valiant’s smash-hit ongoing series in BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 – featuring covers by Raul Allen (RAI), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), and Kano (THE DELINQUENTS)!

Plus: see Bloodsquirt come alive with the BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 QR VOICE VARIANT! Use any QR code smart phone application to activate Bloodsquirt’s fully animated talking action – featuring 10 unique lines of dialogue, recorded by Valiant letterer Dave Lanphear, that alternate after every use! Featuring artwork by newcomer Jay Fabares, look for this one-of-a-kind animated cover on shelves with BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 this August!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #5
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN
QR Voice Variant by JAY FABARES
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. T+ | COMING IN AUGUST!

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Valiant Previews: QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #4 (of 4) – On Sale April 29th!

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QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #4 (of 4)
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by STEVE LIEBER
Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE (FEB151674)
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE (FEB151675)

R.I.P. Quantum and Woody!

A conspiracy is exposed! Plotters are thwarted! Would-be assassins get thoroughly trounced! Is there anything Quantum and Woody CAN’T do? But as the brothers settle into a steady rhythm, they discover the hard way that their lives will never be the same again. Not least because… UH-OHHHHH, THE GOAAAAAAT!!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 29

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The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Heads to C2E2 2015 with Exclusives, Signings, and More!

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This weekend, the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour is bringing BLOODSHOT REBORN, NINJAK, DIVINITY, X-O MANOWAR, and more of Valiant’s best-selling series to C2E2 2015 – Chicago’s premier comics and pop culture convention!

From Friday, April 24th through Sunday, April 26th, join Valiant inside the South Building at McCormick Place Convention Center for a weekend packed with special guests, Valiant programming, C2E2-only exclusives and debuts, giveaways, and more!

Stop by Booth #327 to discover the best-reviewed publisher in comics today by shopping a complete collection of Valiant trade paperback and hardcover collections! Plus: don’t miss Valiant’s latest array of convention-only exclusives, beginning with the BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 C2E2 Exclusive Variant! Featuring an all-new cover by fan favorite artist J.K. Woodward (Star Trek: The Next Generation), jump on board the acclaimed new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and visionary artist Mico Suayan right here! Then, check out two brand new Valiant t-shirt designs debuting this weekend at C2E2 2015 – including the first-ever DIVINITY t-shirt, featuring artwork by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, and the official Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour t-shirt, featuring the first wave of tour dates from Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration and artwork by Tom Fowler!

And look for signings all weekend long from an all-star cast of Valiant creators, including Matt Kindt (NINJAK, DIVINITY, RAI), Clayton Henry (IVAR, TIMEWALKER), and more!

Then, join a panel of Valiant staff and creators on Friday, April 24th at 4:15 pm in Room S405b for Valiant 101: The Story Starts Here – a step-by-step panel presentation detailing the origins of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Dr. Mirage, and more of Valiant’s top heroes and villains. Looking for where to start with Valiant? This is the panel for you!

Finally, on Saturday, April 25th at 1:30 pm in Room S403, get the inside track on all of Valiant’s silver anniversary plans with the Valiant 25th Anniversary Celebration! From NINJAK and BLOODSHOT REBORN to the upcoming events of BOOK OF DEATH, find out what’s coming next for the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes with an all-star panel presentation featuring writer Matt Kindt, artist Clayton Henry, Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, and more!

The Valiant 25th Anniversary Tour is only just getting started… Don’t miss a minute this weekend at C2E2 2015! We’ll see you in Chicago!

And look for new dates to be added to the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour all summer long!

For tickets, directions, and more, visit C2E2.com.

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Valiant Solicitations for JULY 2015 – BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) | BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 | X-O MANOWAR #38 (WEDDING SPECTACULAR!) | And More!

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BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by ROBERT GILL
Cover B by CARY NORD
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover D by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Character Design Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
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“A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once.”

The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.

Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.

Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?

The blockbuster Valiant event of 2015 starts here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) joins superstar-in-the-making Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER) and visionary artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) to begin a thousand-year journey into the future of the Valiant Universe…and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today.

$3.99 | 40 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 15

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BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B by JEFTE PALO
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER

Superstar creators Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Doug Braithwaite (IMPERIUM) chronicle Bloodshot’s ultimate fate in a visionary tale of present and future torn from the pages of BOOK OF DEATH!

The lovers he’s known, the allies he’s trusted… All will eventually return to dust… But will the nanites that transformed Bloodshot – body, mind and soul – ever let him truly rest? For the very first time, read an essential chapter of the Book of the Geomancer as Project Rising Spirit’s ultimate walking weapon soldiers on from the modern day into the far future of the Valiant Universe…and reveals the truth behind the very last Bloodshot story that will ever come to pass…

Don’t miss the never-before-revealed story of Bloodshot’s final adventures as BOOK OF DEATH foretells the devastating fate of Valiant’s unrelenting soldier…from now to a thousand years hence…

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JULY 22

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BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #1 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE

A special BOOK OF DEATH retailer incentive! The true history and lineage of the Geomancers – revealed here in an all-new series of never-before-seen stories from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and artist Juan Jose Ryp (Ghosted) that won’t be collected for the trade paperback!

Out of the pages of BOOK OF DEATH, the genesis of the very first Geomancer and the sacred pact that swore them to the service of the Earth can finally be told…but, with it too, the source of the divine mysteries that have haunted their line for centuries. Has their mission redeemed or corrupted the world that followed in their wake…and will the ultimate secrets of the Geomancers’ book doom us all in the end?

INCENTIVE | 24 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 15

ATTENTION FANS:
• SPECIAL ALL-NEW LIMITED SERIES!
• QUANTITIES WILL BE LIMITED!
• NOT AVAILABLE DIGITALLY!
• WON’T BE COLLECTED FOR THE TRADE!
• ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER HOW TO ORDER!

ATTENTION RETAILERS:
PLEASE SEE THE DIAMOND DAILY OR VALIANT RETAILER EMAIL TO FIND OUT HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THIS LIMITED RATIO INCENTIVE. QUANTITIES WILL BE BASED ON ORDERS OF BOOK OF DEATH #1.

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X-O MANOWAR #38 (WEDDING SPECTACULAR!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with AMY CHU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL with CLAYTON HENRY, CAFU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Cover A (Wraparound) by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B by CARY NORD
Cover C by CAFU
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER
Variant Cover by JAY FABARES
Blank Invitation Cover Also Available

This July, Valiant cordially invites you to the most momentous event of the summer…THE WEDDING OF X-O MANOWAR!

Aric of Dacia nearly died in battle against the Armor Hunters, and watched a world end at the hands of the Dead Hand. As a king, he knows that it is his duty to marry and provide his people with an heir to protect them in the generations to come. He now makes the next step on his journey…

With a guest list of the Valiant Universe’s finest, what could possibly go wrong? One hint: everything!

Alien warriors, Visigoth valor, love and war collide as red-hot creators Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye) joins an all-star cast of special guests for the can’t-miss matrimonial melee two millennia in the making!

$4.99 | 48 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 1

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #4
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Descender) and rising superstar Mico Suayan (Moon Knight) bring the synapse-shattering first act of Bloodshot’s return to a knockout conclusion!

With each nanite-infected killer Bloodshot confronts, he loses more of his humanity, but with killers wreaking havoc across Colorado, does he have a choice? Meanwhile, the mysterious figure called Magic makes a move to restore Ray Garrison’s soul – but can he let go of the demons of his past? Does he even want to?

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 8

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NINJAK #5
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by CAFU

The final secret of the Shadow Seven exposed!

Ninjak’s mission to destroy Weaponeer and its secret cabal of shinobi masters just got a bit more complicated…since the newest leader of Weaponeer is… Ninjak himself?! Meanwhile, Roku’s gone missing, but we all know the world’s deadliest woman is at her most dangerous when she’s out of sight!

Plus: Colin King’s past comes back to haunt him in a big way as NINJAK: THE LOST FILES reveals a deadly connection to Ninjak’s present as Clay Mann (X-Men) returns with Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Butch Guice (Captain America)!

$3.99 | 40 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 29

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DEAD DROP #3 (of 4)
Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM

Ales Kot (Secret Avengers) and Adam Gorham (Zero) continue the sleeper hit of 2015 with a whirlwind race against time to save the Valiant Universe!

Neville Alcott and Beta-Max become partners in dealing with crime. The problem is: Neville Alcott doesn’t like cyborgs. The bigger problem is: Neville Alcott swallowed the virus they were chasing after — and Beta-Max is his only shot at convincing the virus to surrender peacefully.

When we discover the true purpose of the virus, everything changes.

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 15

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #7
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by STEVE LIEBER
Platinum Age Variant by ROBERT GILL

“BREAKING HISTORY” – PART 3! Assault on Obliv-1!

The Anni-Padda brothers prepare a suicide mission at the end of time with Amelia Earhart, the Lurkers, and the angriest Bloodshot nanite of all time. Meanwhile, Neela Sethi is forced to make a dark decision alongside her future self. It’s the last stand of humanity against the Big Crunch as the penultimate issue of BREAKING HISTORY changes our future forever! New York Times best selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Francis Portela (Green Lantern Corps) storm an enemy beachhead at the end of time itself!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 22

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IMPERIUM #6
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover A by SCOT EATON
Cover B by CAFU
Variant Cover by KANO

“BROKEN ANGELS” – PART 2! Whatever other-dimensional horrors have besieged Angela Peace Baingana to transform her into the humanoid monster called Broken Angel…Toyo Harada needs her!

Possessed of the most brilliant scientific mind on this planet–even if it’s not her own–the woman called Peace is poised to single-handedly secure Harada’s vision of global salvation… he just has to destroy everything in his way to get her. The underwater smash-and-grab heist of BROKEN ANGELS crashes into an unbelievable battle!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 1

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UNITY #20
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by JOSÉ LUIS
Cover by KANO
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Out of the darkest recesses of the 20th century…the War-Monger returns to rage against the combined might of Valiant’s most elite superteam!

For thousands of years, the Eternal Warrior has waged battle; and for thousands of years, one spirit has vexed him…the spirit of warfare itself. Today, Gilad Anni-Padda and his teammates in Unity must reckon with a long-thought-forgotten enemy–unseen since Unit-Y faced it in World War II–now returned to bring destruction and death to the heroes once and for all. Unity may not survive the coming of War-Monger!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 8

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) comes a shocking new vision of 21st century science fiction!

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity – one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Now the rest of the world’s powers must decide for themselves – will the enigmatic Divinity offer his hand in friendship, or will Earth’s heroes fi nd themselves helpless against the wrath of the divine?

Collecting DIVINITY #1–4.

$9.99 | 112 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 15
ISBN: 978-1-939346-76-6

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IMPERIUM VOL. 1: COLLECTING MONSTERS TPB
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by RAUL ALLEN

A psychic dictator, an inhuman robot, a mad scientist, a murderous alien, and a superpowered terrorist are about to try and take over the world…and you’re going to be rooting for them every step of the way!

Toyo Harada is the most dangerous human being on the planet. Imbued with incredible powers of the mind, he has spent his life guiding humanity from the shadows. But today he is a wanted man. His powers are public knowledge, his allies have turned to enemies, and he is hunted by every government on the planet. Instead of surrendering, Harada has one last unthinkable gambit to play: to achieve more, faster, and with less, he will build a coalition of the powerful, the unscrupulous, and the insane. No longer content to demand a better future, he will recruit a violent legion from the darkest corners of the Earth to fight for it. The battle for utopia begins now! Start reading here as New York Times best-selling creator Joshua Dysart – writer of the Harvey Award-nominated series HARBINGER – and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, Justice) begin the daring new superhero saga of the year.

Collecting IMPERIUM #1–4.

$9.99 | 112 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 1
ISBN: 978-1-939346-75-9

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UNITY VOL. 5: HOMEFRONT TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Harvey Award nominee Pere Pérez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) rebuild the world’s most elite super-team one member at a time!

The United have left Unity decimated – a member lost, a terrible secret revealed, and the entire world turned against them. Not Harada, not Dr. Silk, not even the mighty Armor Hunters left the team as fractured as this! Now, Unity must decide where their place is in this new world and whether they will stand together or fall apart. Start reading here as Valiant superstars Kindt and Pérez lead the world’s most elite superteam into a concussive showdown that will leave its members reeling…and rebuild Unity one hero at a time!

Collecting UNITY #15–18.

$14.99 | 112 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 8
ISBN: 978-1-939346-79-7

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Sony Pictures and Valiant Announce Five-Picture Deal to Bring BLOODSHOT, HARBINGER, and HARBINGER WARS to Big Screen

Landmark Plan to Bring Dual, Award-Winning Superhero Franchises Together in Shared Universe Crossover Film Event

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Valiant Entertainment and Sony Pictures today announced a deal to bring two of Valiant’s award-winning comic book superhero franchises—BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER—to the big screen over the course of five feature films that will culminate in the shared universe crossover film, HARBINGER WARS.

BLOODSHOT, arriving in theaters in 2017, will kick off the five-picture plan leading to HARBINGER WARS and will be directed by David Leitch & Chad Stahelski (John Wick) from a script by Jeff Wadlow (Kick Ass 2) and Eric Heisserer (Story of Your Life). Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe from Original Film (The Fast and the Furious franchise) and Dinesh Shamdasani from Valiant Entertainment will produce the film. Matthew Vaughn and Jason Kothari will serve as executive producers.

HARBINGER will follow shortly thereafter from a script by Eric Heisserer (Story of Your Life). Sony and Valiant remain tight-lipped about potential directors. Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe from Original Film (The Fast and the Furious franchise) and Dinesh Shamdasani from Valiant Entertainment will produce.

Both BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER will be followed by sequels before the title characters confront each other head on in HARBINGER WARS—a motion picture directly inspired by Valiant’s critically acclaimed 2013 comic book crossover of the same name. Andrea Giannetti will oversee the five-picture HARBINGER WARS initiative for Sony Pictures.

“Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of comics, and Neal is one of the best action producers in the business today. This is a formidable partnership that will bring two incredibly commercial franchises with global appeal together on the big screen,” said Sony Entertainment Motion Picture Group President Doug Belgrad. “The long-term plan that begins with BLOODSHOT will be a considerable priority for Sony in the months and years to come.”

Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology by private security contractor Project Rising Spirit, Bloodshot is a nearly unstoppable killing machine equipped with enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing. Created by Kevin VanHook, Don Perlin, and Bob Layton in 1992, Bloodshot is one of the most successful new comic book characters of the past two decades with more than 100 issues published and lifetime sales of more than 7 million copies in multiple languages around the world. After returning with a sold-out new series in 2012, Bloodshot’s latest chapter recently began with the release of Bloodshot Reborn #1 in April—the first issue of a new series from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and artist Mico Suayan.

Centered on telekinetic teenage runaway Peter Stanchek and his recruitment into the mysterious Harbinger Foundation by secretive CEO and philanthropist Toyo Harada, Harbinger was created by former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter and artist David Lapham in 1992. Having sold more than 5 million copies worldwide in multiple languages across more than 60 issues, Harbinger returned with a new series in 2012 to multiple sold-out printings and widespread critical acclaim.

Bloodshot and Harbinger collide in Harbinger Wars—Valiant’s 2013 crossover event from writers Joshua Dysart and Duane Swierczynski with art by Clayton Henry, Clayton Crain, and Pere Perez. Valiant’s first crossover of the modern era, Harbinger Wars would go on to become the year’s best-selling crossover event from an independent publisher and spawned multiple sold-out printings.

“Bloodshot and Harbinger are two of the great untapped franchises anywhere in comics,” said producer and founder of Original Film, Neal H. Moritz. “In partnership with Sony and Valiant, we look forward to building the next great generation of superhero films.”

“Sony Pictures and Neal Moritz are the ideal partners to bring the world of Bloodshot and Harbinger to life,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “They understand exactly what makes these characters tick and the exciting potential that they hold. These films are just the first step in partnership with Sony to bring Valiant’s biggest heroes to new audiences worldwide.”

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Valiant is one of the most successful comic book publishing companies in the history of the medium with more than 81 million comics sold and a library of more than 2,000 distinct characters. Established by a brain trust of legendary comics creators, Valiant’s heroes and villains inhabit the largest independently owned superhero universe anywhere in comics. Re-established in 2005 as Valiant Entertainment, the company returned to great commercial and critical success in 2012, winning a Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year and numerous industry awards and accolades. To date, Valiant’s titles consistently rate among the best reviewed in comics.

Valiant’s comic book universe—which includes the best-selling superheroes Bloodshot, Harbinger, X-O Manowar, Shadowman, and Archer & Armstrong, among many others—is characterized by a grounded, character-driven approach to storytelling. Its stories take place in a world only subtly removed from our own—one inspired by real-world science and inhabited by morally ambiguous heroes that often forgo capes and secret identities.

In March, Valiant announced that it partnered with Beijing-based entertainment company DMG for nine-figures of film financing capital for the production of theatrical films and television programs based on Valiant’s library of iconic superhero characters.

With over fifty films released, Neal Moritz’s worldwide box office gross exceeds $7 billion. His hits include: the Jump Street franchise, The Fast and The Furious franchise, I Am Legend, XXX, Click, Sweet Home Alabama, S.W.A.T., Battle: Los Angeles, and The Green Hornet.

In addition to BLOODSHOT, HARBINGER, and HARBINGER WARS, Moritz also has several films in development with Sony Pictures, including Passengers, Christian the Lion, 23 Jump Street, Cliffhanger, Rockets Red Glare, and A Prophet.


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Valiant Entertainment Names Gavin Cuneo as Chief Operating Officer

2015-04-20 Gavin Cuneo_WEBAward-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment today named Gavin Cuneo to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). A founding member of the Valiant Entertainment management team, Cuneo joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Head of Strategic Development, as well as a member of the Board of Directors, in 2011.

Cuneo’s new appointment reflects his previously expanded management role within Valiant, where he has played an integral role in the growth of the company’s business operations in print publishing, licensing, digital media, and film since Valiant’s 2012 relaunch. Cuneo will also retain his duties as CFO under the new position.

“This is an extremely exciting time for Valiant,” said Cuneo. “With our roots firmly established in the comic book industry, the company is now entering its next exciting phase of growth and I am delighted to be able to play a part in making that happen. It has been an incredible journey over the last four years and I am massively excited about what the future holds for Valiant, our creators, and our staff.”

“Gavin has played a vital part in Valiant’s success over the past four years and his new title reflects the broader leadership role he already serves within the company,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Since Valiant’s return, he has not only led our financial and capital-raising efforts, but informed all facets of the company’s operations as well.”

Prior to Valiant, Cuneo spent more than a decade working in the financial sector at both Merrill Lynch & Co and the U.S. Trust Company.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Valiant is one of the most successful comic book publishing companies in the history of the medium with more than 81 million comics sold and a library of more than 2,000 distinct characters. Established by a brain trust of legendary comics creators, Valiant’s heroes and villains inhabit the largest independently owned superhero universe anywhere in comics. Re-established in 2005 as Valiant Entertainment, the company returned to great commercial and critical success in 2012, winning a Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year and numerous industry awards and accolades. To date, Valiant’s titles consistently rate among the best reviewed in comics.

In 2015, Valiant announced that it has raised nine-figures of film financing capital for the production of theatrical films and television programs based on Valiant’s library of iconic superhero characters.

For more information, visit ValiantUniverse.com.


Valiant Announces BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER by Fred Van Lente & Juan Jose Ryp – A Retailer Incentive Limited Series Available Only with BOOK OF DEATH #1-4!

BOD_GEOMANCER_001_COVER_SAUVAGEOn the heels of BOOK OF DEATH – Valiant’s epic, four-part event revealing the future fates of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak and more in July – Valiant is proud to announce an all-new, first-of-its kind, retailer-incentive companion series, BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER, from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and fan-favorite artist Juan Jose Ryp (Clone, Ghosted)! As the secrets within the Book of the Geomancer wreak havoc on the present and future of the Valiant Universe, discover the true history and lineage of the very first speaker for the Earth with an all-new series of never-before-seen stories that won’t be collected in trade paperback!

Created specifically to promote Valiant’s upcoming BOOK OF DEATH event, BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER will expand the mythology of BOOK OF DEATH‘s central character – a newly appointed Geomancer, the latest in a long line of mystics that speak for the Earth and shape the course of history – and chronicle the first appearance of the founder of her kind…Anni, the very first Geomancer!

Out of the pages of BOOK OF DEATH, the origin of the first Geomancer and the sacred pact that swore her to the service of the Earth can finally be told…but, with it too, the source of the divine mysteries that have haunted her line for centuries. Has Anni’s mission redeemed or corrupted the world that followed in their wake…and will the ultimate secrets of the Geomancers’ book doom us all in the end?

“With LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER, Fred and Juan are crafting a dazzlingly beautiful, action-packed corollary to BOOK OF THE DEATH. This is the story of a character that is not only new to the Valiant Universe, but is also vitally important to its history – Anni, the very first Geomancer,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons.

LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER is designed to be something special and something distinct from your typical ‘event’ tie-in story,” added Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “This is a little known story, the history of which is only known to a select few of the most important players in the Valiant Universe, and it’s telling will mirror its method of distribution. This will be a rare series that we hope fans will seek, much as they did decades ago for tales like the original HARBINGER #0.”

A special, retailer-incentive limited series, all four issues of BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER will be printed in limited quantities and will only be made available to retailers who qualify based on their orders of BOOK OF DEATH #1-4. Fans interested in obtaining this special incentive limited series should contact their local comics retailer to pre-order their copy before the May 28th initial order date for BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4).

Spanning eight issues total, the BOOK OF DEATH event begins in July with BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s blockbuster comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern), superstar-in-the-making Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER, Batgirl) and visionary artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice)! Colliding the next two thousand years of history against the most powerful heroes of today, the summer’s must-read comics event starts here as a new Geomancer emerges to build a bridge to the future of the Valiant Universe!

Then, the story continues throughout the summer with four standalone one-shots from an all-star cast of Valiant’s top talents – Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1; Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1; Joshua Dysart & Kano in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1; and Robert Venditti & Clayton Henry in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1!

The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.

Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.

Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?

This July, join Valiant superstars Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite as they begin a thousand-year journey into the future of the Valiant Universe…and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)!

Then, Fred Van Lente and Juan Jose Ryp journey into the annals of prehistory to reveal the untold story of the Earth’s sacred guardians in BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #1 (of 4) – in stores the same day as BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)! Contact your local comics retailer today to find out how to reserve your copy!

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

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by ROBERT GILL
Cover B by CARY NORD
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover D by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Character Design Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
Blank Cover also available
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B by JEFTE PALO
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 22 (FOC – 6/29/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #1 (of 4)*
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
INCENTIVE | 24 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)

*ATTENTION RETAILERS: PLEASE SEE THE DIAMOND DAILY OR VALIANT RETAILER EMAIL TO FIND OUT HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THIS LIMITED RATIO INCENTIVE. QUANTITIES WILL BE BASED ON ORDERS OF BOOK OF DEATH #1.

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Valiant Previews: NINJAK #2 | DIVINITY #3 (of 4) | IVAR, TIMEWALKER #4 – On Sale April 22nd!

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Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151651)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (FEB151652)
Cover C by PIA GUERRA (FEB151653)
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN (FEB151654)
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS (FEB151655)

HUNTED BY THE SHADOW SEVEN!

International financier Colin King hasn’t just come to Tokyo to take the Rippongi club scene by storm. As the covert MI-6 operative codenamed Ninjak, he’s also tracking down the men who trained him to be a lethal weapon…the very same men whose movements have now aligned with the latest terror plot by the cybernetic crime cartel called WEBNET! But how do you detect killers who specialize in the undetectable? And how does he know that the SHADOW SEVEN haven’t caught up with him first? It’s all-out ninja-versus-ninja warfare as the deadliest men and women of five continents converge on the Tokyo underworld for a blood-spattered blowout!

Don’t miss the second 40-page issue of Ninjak’s shocking ongoing series from Valiant superstars Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Clay Mann (Gambit)! Also featuring an all-new installment of Ninjak’s never-before-revealed origin by Matt Kindt and Eisner Award nominee Butch Guice (Captain America)!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 22

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (FEB151664)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (FEB151665)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (FEB151666)
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151667)

The sci-fi saga of 2015 continues – from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis)!

A being with the power of a god roams free in the Australian Outback, bringing life to the barren wasteland and making him a hero to natives who live there and the visitors that have sought him out. But can the global superpowers of Earth rely on this long lost cosmonaut not to abuse his seemingly limitless power? The entity called DIVINITY will put that trust to the test when he discovers what became of the life he left behind…and the family he once knew…

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale APRIL 22

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Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (FEB151668)
Cover B by DAVID MESSINA (FEB151669)
Variant Cover by RAMON VILLALOBOS (FEB151670)

Time is almost up!

Ivar has been keeping a secret from his partner-in-time, Neela, this whole time, and once she learns the truth their relationship will be history! Literally! Join New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente & Clayton Henry for the epoch shattering conclusion of our first (time)arc!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 22

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First Look: BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 – The Smash-Hit New Series from Jeff Lemire & Mico Suayan Continues on May 20th!

BSRB_001_COVER-A_SUAYANValiant is proud to present an advance preview of BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 – coming on May 20th from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Descender) and visionary storyteller Mico Suayan (HARBINGER, Moon Knight)! In the wake of BLOODSHOT REBORN‘s landmark debut, the smash-hit new series of the year rockets forward with a brand new chapter drawing the reformed killer once known as Bloodshot deeper into the perilous world of violence, madness, and murder he tried so hard to forget…

Ray Garrison, once known as the unstoppable killing machine called Bloodshot, must track down the impostors carrying out mass shootings in his former name. But the hunter becomes the hunted when an upstart FBI investigator and her grizzled partner believe the original Bloodshot himself to be responsible for the murders. Can Bloodshot elude the agents – and his own inner demons – long enough to take out a nanite-infused gunman?

Find out the answers in BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 – and discover why fans and critics are heralding Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan‘s new monthly series as one of the year’s most compelling, most unexpected comic book debuts:

“A subversive new take on Valiant’s resident unkillable killing machine.” – Entertainment Weekly

“Lemire, Suayan, Baron and Lanphear serve up a masterful introduction… An action-packed, psychodrama-tinged adventure.” – Comic Book Resources

“Chilling… The perfect combination of compelling and challenging for a fresh take on this bloody character.” – ComicBook.com

“Truly killer… BLOODSHOT REBRON is off to an engaging start, bolstered by a writer/artist team that knows what it’s doing and does it well.” – IGN

“Compelling, emotional, and grips the reader…[with] some of the best [art] to come out of Valiant and comics in general.” – Comic Vine

“An excellent introduction to the character and one of the best debut issues to have graced stands in months… Pick this one up…” – We The Nerdy

“Lemire is more than the right man for the job and if you haven’t been reading Bloodshot now is certainly the right time.” – All-Comic

On May 20th, acclaimed creators Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan continue their devastating new vision of Valiant’s most unrelenting hero in BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 – featuring covers by Mico Suayan (X-Men: Legacy), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Raul Allen (RAI, Hawkeye), Rafa Sandoval (X-O MANOWAR), Marguerite Sauvage (Thor), and Ryan Lee (Uncanny Inhumans)!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

BLOODSHOT REBORN #2
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAR151575)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (MAR151576)
Cover C by RAUL ALLEN (MAR151577)
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAR151578)
Variant Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (MAR151579)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (MAR151580)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 20 (FOC – 4/27/15)

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 Leads Valiant’s 25th Anniversary Convention Tour to Calgary Expo 2015!

BSRB_COVER-EXCLUSIVE_ALLENThis weekend, the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour is headed north to bring Valiant’s award-winning heroes to Calgary Expo 2015!

From Thursday, April 16th through Sunday, April 19th, visit Valiant Entertainment at Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for a weekend filled with Valiant panels, creator signings, convention-only exclusives, and more!

Stop by Booth #908-909 all weekend long to discover the best that the largest independent superhero universe in comics has to offer by shopping a complete selection of Valiant trade paperback and hardcover collections! Plus: don’t miss New York Times best-selling writer and Valiant superstar Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR, ARMOR HUNTERS) signing all weekend long at the Valiant booth!

Also debuting this weekend at Calgary Expo, look for the BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 Calgary Expo/Redd Skull Comics Exclusive Variant – featuring an all-new cover from red-hot artist Raul Allen (RAI, Hawkeye)! This hotly anticipated ongoing series from all-star creators Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Descender) and Mico Suayan (HARBINGER, Moon Knight) kicks off a gripping new odyssey of darkness and destruction for Valiant’s most formidable fighting machine… Pick up your copy of this limited Calgary Expo exclusive at Redd Skull Comics (Booth #1119) or the Calgary Expo store (Booth #1800)!

Then, on Sunday, April 19th at 3:15pm in Palomino FG, join a panel of Valiant staff and creators for VALIANT 101: The Story Starts Here – a step-by-step panel presentation detailing the origins of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Doctor Mirage, and more of Valiant’s top heroes and villains! Stop by VALIANT 101 for the ultimate introduction to Valiant’s acclaimed universe of characters!

We’ll see you this weekend at Calgary Expo! And look for new dates to be added to the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour all summer long!

For tickets, directions, and more, visit CalgaryExpo.com.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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