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Valiant Digital and Hyper RPG Unite for VALIANT VANQUISHED: SEASON TWO – Now Streaming on Twitch!

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Valiant Digital is proud to announce that is re-teaming with Twitch’s Hyper RPG channel for VALIANT VANQUISHED: SEASON TWO – the next epic season of the live-streaming game show based in the world of Catalyst Game Labs’ best-selling VALIANT UNIVERSE RPG! Tune into Hyper RPG every Wednesday night at 12:30 am ET/9:30 pm PT for the latest, all-original adventure set in the Valiant Universe, as a fun-filled cast leads their role-playing characters through improvised stories featuring X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, H.A.R.D. Corps, and countless more of your favorite Valiant heroes!

Directly mirroring the events of THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 – the prelude to 2018’s seismic crossover event, beginning this July in the pages of HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 by multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) – across a series of all-new campaigns, join Hyper RPG’s players live as they become battle-hardened veterans of the Valiant Universe’s next coming conflict with advance plot points and character profiles drawn from the upcoming firefight between Kris Hathaway’s Harbinger Renegades and Major Charlie Palmer’s H.A.R.D. Corps!

“I can’t wait to lead our new players deep into the Valiant Universe on the heels of HARBINGER WARS 2,” said Hyper RPG CEO Zac Eubank. “As a super-fan, it’s a dream to work with Valiant on crafting this season’s story. Harada and the Renegades put psiots on the map, and now the world knows they are out there. It’s a really neat thing to work in a live improvisational setting, playing with the emotional fallout that kind of situation can cause.”

“VALIANT VANQUISHED is easily one of the most exciting ways to experience the Valiant Universe. From the epic stakes set each and every week to the amazing cast that brings these momentous adventures to life, this is a one-of-a-kind storytelling adventure you’re not going to find anywhere else,” said Valiant’s Director of Digital Media & Development Josh Johns. “We couldn’t be prouder to partner with Hyper RPG in bringing another Valiant Digital project to viewers new and old across the globe, I and think fans will be floored by what we have in store for this season.”

Want to be part of the action? Then log onto the VALIANT VANQUISHED chatroom to give your feedback in realtime with hashtags and comments… and shape the outcome of each story, the destiny of every character, and the future of the Valiant Universe! Following live recordings, every episode of VALIANT VANQUISHED will then be available to watch on the official HyperRPG YouTube channel.

Heroes, villains, and your favorite superhero universe collide like never before as the VALIANT UNIVERSE RPG from Catalyst Labs springs to life for an adventure of the ages…only on VALIANT VANQUISHED – airing Wednesdays at 12:30 am ET/9:30 pm PT on Hyper RPG!

Also available now: Catch the entirety of VALIANT VANQUISHED: SEASON ONE now and watch the first episode of VALIANT VANQUISHED: SEASON TWO, directly on the official Hyper RPG YouTube channel!

VALIANT VANQUISHED: SEASON TWO joins the ranks of a growing slate of digital-first projects from Valiant Digital – a division of Valiant Entertainment committed to producing scripted original content in live action, animation, and emerging media, created specifically for the digital arena. Valiant Digital’s first project, NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE, is a brutal, first-of-its-kind, live-action digital series that will debut in late 2017. Tasked with expanding Valiant’s reach across social and digital media, Valiant Digital is the next strategic evolution of Valiant’s long-term plan to expand the ranks of its already sizable fanbase around the world.

Plus: Follow THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 into “MASSACRE” – a new, four-part assault beginning this July in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5! This summer, the march towards Valiant’s biggest and most impactful crossover event of all time starts here as multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) bring a newer, deadlier, and brutally efficient H.A.R.D. Corps crashing down on America’s renegade team of teenage superhumans!

Toyo Harada’s former protege – Alexander Solomon, a “psiot” with the ability to predict and analyze potential futures – has been waiting for this moment. With the Harbinger Renegades – Peter Stanchek, Faith, Kris Hathaway, and Torque – now reunited as a result of his covert manipulations, his ultimate gambit can now begin. But he’s not the only one who has been watching. Major Charlie Palmer has just re-assigned a new division of the militarized psiot hunters codenamed H.A.R.D. Corps to active duty…and they’re about to bring a torrent of blood and calamity roaring into the streets of a major American metropolis for an all-out firefight.

This summer, the Valiant Universe reaches a critical turning point as the H.A.R.D. Corps incites a “MASSACRE” that will reverberate for years to come…and each of the Harbinger Renegades stand on guard to honor the fall of a comrade in arms. Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson begin THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 with a bang, only in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 – coming in July!

About Hyper RPG:

Hyper RPG (Hyper Rabbit Power Go!) is a gathering place for friends on and offline, centered around video and tabletop gaming, comic books, movies, and more. Hyper RPG pushes the boundaries of collaborative storytelling and shared gaming experiences across the web and around the world. Striving for inclusive content and representation, Hyper RPG is a community driven network. Created by Jordan Weisman (creator of Shadowrun, Battletech RPGs) and Zac Eubank (former showrunner of Geek & Sundry’s Twitch), Hyper RPG operates studios both in Seattle and Los Angeles with 60+ hours of innovative, entertaining shows a week.

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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Retailer Advisory: Valiant Restocks X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 First Printings, Orders Second Printing for April 26th!

XO2017_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINT_LAROSAValiant Rushes 2017’s Biggest Independent Comics Debut Back to Diamond to Fill Backorders with No Delay

To meet a level of unprecedented demand from retailers nationwide, Valiant is proud to announce that it will be replenishing copies of X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – currently on backorder at Diamond – with first printings borrowed from the publisher’s own convention inventory while supplies last. In addition, to meet the red-hot demand for the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Tomas Giorello, Valiant is immediately returning to press for the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT, which will arrive in stores on April 26th alongside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2.

“We knew that X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 would be our biggest new series launch of 2017, but even with an exceptionally large overprint of the first issue, we exhausted a month’s worth of supply in just 48 hours,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “To make sure that our retail partners do not have to wait the weeks that it would normally take to have the issue reprinted, shipped to Diamond and then on to them, we are taking the unprecedented step of tapping Valiant’s own supply for the upcoming summer convention season and will be filling backorders with them effective immediately.

“Valiant is dedicating all of its available resources to X-O Manowar’s success, and we want fans and retailers to know that we’ve redoubled our efforts to get the first issue back onto shelves as quickly as possible.”

In comics shops everywhere now, a stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon begins now 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!

Now is the time to find out why Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello’s savage ongoing series debut is inspiring rave reviews from fans, critics, and retailers with an awe-inspiring vision of superhero-driven science fiction:

“✮✮✮✮✮… One stunning page after another… Valiant has found a new epic in the making.” – Comic Crusaders

“Brutal, bloody and brilliant… Kindt is at the top of his game here, and Giorello’s art is absolutely gorgeous…” – Bleeding Cool

“✮✮✮✮✮… Easily accessible for anyone curious on trying out Valiant’s flagship book… Kindt and Giorello have created one of the best debut issues in possibly the last decade.” – Pastrami Nation

“A stunning introduction… Gorgeous…” – The A.V. Club

“✮✮✮✮✮… A real powerful comic…[with] an epic, cinematic approach to storytelling…” – Critical Blast

“Epic sci-fi adventure… This book is a showcase for everything Valiant does better than any other publisher…” – Nerdist

“✮✮✮✮✮… Stunning and beautiful… [A] perfect place to start…” – Outright Geekery

“Valiant has never offered an easier or more attractive jumping-on point… The elegant script and gorgeous visuals combine to form a very inviting and accessible new series.” – IGN

“✮✮✮✮✮… Refreshing and amazing… This book is gorgeous from beginning to end.” – Comic Bastards

“Brutal… A great first issue, especially for a reader new to the Valiant world…” – Geek.com

“✮✮✮✮✮… Compelling and mysterious… [X-O MANOWAR] is going to be a tough act to follow…” – Comicsverse

“Grimly beautiful… A perfectly bone-crunching place to start.” – Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮✮… One of Valiant’s breakaway hits of the year.” – All-Comic

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!

This spring, Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello forge a new comic book legend for the 21st century as Earth’s most relentless warrior brings conquest to the stars, only in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #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)!

Presented in the brand-new VALIANT PREMIUM format – complete with a deluxe matte finish card stock cover, heavyweight interior pages, and minimal advertisements for an uninterrupted storytelling experience – this deluxe form of comic book packaging was created specifically to supplement each issue of X-O MANOWAR in 2017 and beyond. 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 – in the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 SECOND PRINTING…roaring back into comics shops everywhere alongside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 on April 26th!

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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 NOW!

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB178392)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | ON Sale APRIL 26th (FOC – 4/3/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB172049)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (FEB172050)
Interlocking Variant Cover 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 – 4/3/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR172157)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (MAR172158)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAR172159)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by DAVID MACK (MAR172160)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MAY 24th (FOC – 5/1/17)

 

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First Look: Blood Sacrifice Meets Bloodsport in BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 – On Sale April 26th!

BRITANNIA2_001_COVER-A_NORDPeter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp Conquer the Roman Coliseum with A Brand-New, Prestige-Format Mystery for the World’s First Detective

As revealed at Nerdist, Valiant is proud to present the first lettered look inside BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of a haunting and hallucinatory new investigation for the ancient world’s first detective, beginning on April 26th! This spring, the master creators behind BRITANNIA’s ten-time sold-out debut – comics legend Peter Milligan (Shade, The Changing Man) and upstart artist Juan Jose Ryp (Britannia) – reunite for a startling new case bringing the god Apollo from the heights of Mount Olympus to the sordid back alleys of Rome as Nero’s most trusted “detectioner,” Antonius Axia, investigates a series of bizarre, supernatural happenings connecting the blood sacrifice of the pagan temple to the bloodsport of the gladiatorial arena!

Fifty thousand Romans stand on their feet, watching from the rafters of the Coliseum with captured breath as Achillia, a gladiator unlike any that Rome has seen before, faces incredible odds – one lone warrior against five of Rome’s greatest. Such is the tradition, when a female gladiator enters the fray. When the carnage is complete, the coliseum 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 of Rome, husbands and fathers to a growing horde of women entertaining ideas of independence, have noticed as well.

On the other side of Rome, a strange mystery swirls through the Palatine Hill. In the dead of night, down winding alleys, Rome’s 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 ensues in the city. The Chief Vestal, Rubria, is arrested by Emperor Nero and threatened with crucifixion unless the deadly curse that’s fallen on Rome is lifted. She asks Antonius Axia, hero of Britannia and Rome’s only detective, for help. She offers only one clue…the gladiator Achillia.

Rome’s newest gladiator has cut her way to the top…but can even she escape the wrath of a mad god set loose upon the world of men? Antonius Axia is the only one who knows for sure, and the answers await in BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4) – an all-new, self-contained entry point into the fearless new series that’s pushing the boundaries of the Valiant Universe farther than ever before! Featuring covers by Eisner Award winner Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan), Eisner Award nominee David Mack (Daredevil), rising star Adam Gorham (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe), and Eisner Award winner Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), jump on board here on April 26th with a breathtaking introduction to Milligan & Ryp’s ten-time sold-out vision of myth and mystery, only in BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4)!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD (FEB172054)
Cover B by DAVID MACK (FEB172055)
Character Design Variant by DAVID MACK (FEB172057)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (FEB172058)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (FEB172059)
Blank Cover Also Available (FEB172056)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #2 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by DAVID MACK (MAR172177)
Cover B by JUAN JOSE RYP (MAR172178)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR172179)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (MAR172180)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (MAR172181)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale MAY 17 (FOC – 4/24/17)

 

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Valiant Solicitations for JUNE 2017 – SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) | X-O MANOWAR #4 (NEW ARC! “GENERAL”) | RAPTURE #2 (of 4) | And More!

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SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Signed Virgin Art Variant by RAÚL ALLÉN (INDIVIDUALLY SIGNED BY ERIC HEISSERER)
Blank Cover Also Available

Eric Heisserer – the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of ARRIVAL and Valiant’s upcoming HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT feature films – joins Harvey Award-nominated visionary Raúl Allén (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) for an all-new Valiant Prestige-format adventure…launching Livewire and an extraordinary new team of heroes into the fight of their lives!

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 disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O 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…

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JUNE 28th

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SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Covers by CLAYTON HENRY

Available only as a pre-order set!

The SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – four 40-page, massively expanded editions of Valiant’s all-new prestige format adventure – can only be ordered as a set and must be ordered with your local comic shop by the initial order date of April 27th, 2017! Released monthly from June through September, each 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 obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all three issues with your local comic shop by the initial order date of April 27th, 2017! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!

$15.96 US [four issues] | 40 pgs. each | PRESTIGE FORMAT | T+

SECRET WEAPONS #1 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale JUNE 28th
SECRET WEAPONS #2 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale JULY 19th
SECRET WEAPONS #3 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale AUGUST 16th
SECRET WEAPONS #4 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale SEPTEMBER 20th

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4 (ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING ON POINT! “GENERAL” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Interlocking Variant Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by BOB LAYTON

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “GENERAL” – PART ONE!

In the fires of victory, a soldier becomes…a general. With the hostile Cadmium army crushed beneath his force’s boots, Aric of Dacia now commands an entire fleet into the final battle for the soul of an empire. But as a new dawn rises across this unrelenting alien world, what vicious new menace will come forth to greet it?

X-O Manowar’s path to domination darkens as blockbuster artist Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters) joins New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Mind MGMT) for a perfect, planet-shaking entry point into Valiant’s biggest series yet!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale JUNE 28th

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by MATT KINDT
Art DOUG BRAITHWAITE (#4–6) and CLAYTON CRAIN (#7–9)
Covers by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (#4–6) and CLAYTON CRAIN (#7–9)

Available only as a pre-order set!

The X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – six 48-page, massively expanded editions of X-O MANOWAR’s “GENERAL” and “EMPEROR” story arcs – can only be ordered as a set and must be ordered with your local comic shop by the initial order date of April 27th, 2017! Released monthly from June through November, each installment of the SIX-ISSUE PRE-ORDER BUNDLE comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, unfinished deleted scenes, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues.

The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all six issues with your local comic shop by the initial order date of April 27th, 2017! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!

$23.94 US [six issues] | 40 pgs. each | VALIANT PREMUM | T+

X-O MANOWAR #4 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale JUNE 28th
X-O MANOWAR #5 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale JULY 26th
X-O MANOWAR #6 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale AUGUST 23rd
X-O MANOWAR #7 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale SEPTEMBER 27th
X-O MANOWAR #8 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale OCTOBER 25th
X-O MANOWAR #9 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale NOVEMBER 22nd

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RAPTURE #2 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by J.G. JONES
Character Design Variant by KANO
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available

Might meets magic!

As Babel’s dark forces in the Deadside rise, the afterlife’s last chance at survival rests in the living’s greatest champions. But to save heaven itself, MI-6 agent Colin King – aka Ninjak– must confront his greatest fears…and place his trusted steel against the fantastic and unknown powers of sorcery. With Punk Mambo, Tama the Geomancer, and the fallen hero Shadowman at his side, Ninjak will lead the supernatural’s greatest champions into a suicide mission against beasts and barbarians…and the very gods themselves!

Valiant’s epic standalone event enters is next spellbinding chapter as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar) and powerhouse artist CAFU (Rai) strike at the veil between life and death!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 21st

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RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available

It is the year 4002 A.D….

Rai, the spirit guardian of Earth, has uncovered an ancient tome filled with history’s greatest tales and civilizations darkest moments. Charting the dawning days of ancient Mesopotamia, all the way to the rise of New Japan, the history of the Valiant Universe is laid bare in shocking and revelatory detail. From X-O Manowar to Bloodshot to Faith to Divinity…history will reveal untold revelations for Valiant’s greatest heroes and antagonists!

In the tradition of the original RAI #0, Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Harbinger Renegade) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (Faith) unleash a celebration of Rai’s 25th anniversary with the third of four standalone specials honoring the most famed Valiant stories ever told!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale JUNE 14th

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BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #3 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by DAVID MACK
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Wrath of the gods!

The women of Rome march to rebellion! Magic and mystery continue to intertwine as the clock ticks down to Rubria’s final hours. Will Antonius Axia and his mysterious new partner—the brutal female gladiator known as Achillia—untangle the knots that threaten to hang the Roman Empire…or will Nero finally obtain the dark power he lusted for? As the beaten ghost of Apollo finally rises to cast his dark judgment on all of Rome, history’s first detective must act swiftly before humanity’s final hours slip into madness!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JUNE 21st

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FAITH #12
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by JOE EISMA with MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by JEN BARTEL
Cover C by JEN BARTEL
Cover D by JEN BARTEL
Variant Cover by SARAH WINIFRED SEARLE

Faith vs. “THE FAITHLESS” – The final battle!

Framed for a crime, held prisoner by a team of her greatest enemies, and quickly running out of time, Faith must confront the truth of her first true defeat! But has victory truly come to The Faithless – a revenge-obsessed squad of malicious malcontents – or will Los Angeles’ soaring protector give them a run for their money first?

From the Hollywood Hills to the Santa Monica Pier, L.A. is about to witness the ultimate beat-down between good and evil…and when the final page arrives, you’ll be saying, “What the frack?!”

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | FINAL ISSUE | On Sale JUNE 7th

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) VOL. 1: SOLDIER TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

War is coming!

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!

Join master storytellers Matt Kindt (Divinity) and Tomás Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn) right here for a stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon.

Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1–3 with more than 30 pages of rarely seen art and extras!

$9.99 US | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 28th
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-205-8

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DIVINITY III: HEROES OF THE GLORIOUS STALINVERSE TPB
Written by JEFF LEMIRE, MATT KINDT, SCOTT BRYAN WILSON, and ELIOT RAHAL
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN, CAFU, ROBERT GILL, FRANCIS PORTELA, and JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA

Not a dream… Not an alternate reality… This is the Valiant Universe of today…

The world has gone red and Valiant’s leading legends – Bloodshot, X-O Manowar and Shadowman – now stand at the forefront of the global Soviet war machine! Meanwhile, the conspiracy-smashing duo of Archer & Armstrong find themselves condemned as enemies of the state and sentenced to life in the deadliest prison known to man.

Torn from the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE, come four essential tales chronicling the history that has reordered the Valiant Universe as we know it, from acclaimed writers Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn), Joe Harris (Snowfall), Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman Annual), Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and all-star artists Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), CAFU (Rai), Robert Gill (Book of Death), and Francis Portela (Faith).

Collecting DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1, DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1, DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1, and DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ On Sale JUNE 14th
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN:978-1-68215-207-2

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Valiant Announces New PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLES for SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 and X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 – Beginning in June!

SW_001_PREORDER_COVER_HENRYReserve Your Copies by April 27th and Receive Exclusive, 40-Page Expanded Editions of the Summer’s Biggest Series

Valiant is proud to announce that the publisher’s best-selling pre-order edition bundles will return this June with two new offerings: the SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE and the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE! Expanding each of Valiant’s seismic releases to a colossal 40 pages packed with exclusive material for the standard $3.99 cover price, orders for each upcoming PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE must be placed with your local comics retailer by the June 2017 initial order date of April 27th, 2017 before they’re gone forever!

“The success of Valiant’s first pre-order bundle for the launch of X-O Manowar in March took everyone by surprise. On every level, from longtime fans to new readers to retailers, it exceeded our internal expectations by several multiples,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Based on that reaction, we’re upping the ante and expanding the program to include two of our biggest series of the summer and creating special features, including a ‘deleted scene’ that otherwise would have never been made available to the general public. This really is a special format and, as a show of thanks to those readers who get their pre-orders in early with their local comic shops, we’re redoubling our efforts to pack each and every Valiant pre-order edition to the gills with exclusive content too expansive for a standard comic.”

First: Reserve each issue of Livewire’s stunning, much-anticipated solo debut with the SECRET WEAPONS #1–4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – spanning the complete, VALIANT PRESTIGE-format limited series from Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (screenwriter of the international hit motion picture ARRIVAL, as well as the upcoming BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER feature films from Sony Pictures) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Raul Allen (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior)! Released monthly from June through September, each 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! Available only as a pre-order set, the SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE can only be ordered as a set and must be ordered with your local comic shop by the initial order date of April 27th, 2017!

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 disappointments. 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…

Then: In the wake of X-O Manowar’s epic debut, don’t miss the next staggering act of the year’s most-talked about new series with the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE! Available only as a pre-order set, the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – including six, massively expanded editions of X-O MANOWAR’s “GENERAL” and “EMPEROR” story arcs by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Dept. H) and superstar artists Doug Braithwaite (Bloodshot U.S.A., Justice) and Clayton Crain (Rai, X-Force) – can only be ordered as a set and must be ordered with your local comic shop by the initial order date of April 27th, 2017! Released monthly from June through November, each installment of this six-issue pre-order bundle comes packed with all-new extras and bonus content, including creator commentary and behind-the-scenes process materials…including AN UNFINISHED DELETED SCENE that won’t be found anywhere else!

In the fires of victory, a soldier becomes…a general. With the hostile Cadmium army crushed beneath his force’s boots, Aric of Dacia now commands an entire fleet into the final battle for the soul of an empire. But as a new dawn rises across this unrelenting alien world, what vicious new menace will come forth to greet it?

The only way to obtain each of these Valiant PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLES is to pre-order both sets with your local comic shop by the June initial order date of April 27th, 2017! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!

Head to your local comic shop and place your orders early to get an exclusive and expanded reading experience like no other! Loaded with new content that fans won’t find anywhere else, now is the time to jump onboard the most talked-about series of the summer, only in the SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE and the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – only available until April 27th, 2017!

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

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Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Signed Virgin Art Variant by RAÚL ALLÉN (Individually Signed by ERIC HEISSERER)
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JUNE 28th (FOC – 6/5/17)

SECRET WEAPONS PRE-ORDER EDITION #1-4 BUNDLE
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Covers by CLAYTON HENRY
SECRET WEAPONS #1 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale JUNE 28th
SECRET WEAPONS #2 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale JULY 19th
SECRET WEAPONS #3 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale AUGUST 16th
SECRET WEAPONS #4 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale SEPTEMBER 20th
$15.96 US [four issues] | 40 pgs. each | PRESTIGE FORMAT | T+

X-O MANOWAR #4 (ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING ON POINT! “GENERAL” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Interlocking Variant Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by BOB LAYTON
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale JUNE 28th

X-O MANOWAR PRE-ORDER EDITION #4-9 BUNDLE
Written by MATT KINDT
Art DOUG BRAITHWAITE (#4–6) and CLAYTON CRAIN (#7–9)
Covers by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (#4–6) and CLAYTON CRAIN (#7–9)
X-O MANOWAR #4 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale JUNE 28th
X-O MANOWAR #5 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale JULY 26th
X-O MANOWAR #6 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale AUGUST 23rd
X-O MANOWAR #7 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale SEPTEMBER 27th
X-O MANOWAR #8 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale OCTOBER 25th
X-O MANOWAR #9 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale NOVEMBER 22nd
$23.94 US [six issues] | 40 pgs. each | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+

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WONDERCON 2017 – Valiant Brings X-O MANOWAR, SECRET WEAPONS, and More to Anaheim with Panels, Signings, and Exclusives!

wondercon_logo_webFrom Friday, March 31st to Sunday, April 2nd, Valiant’s non-stop convention tour is charging into WonderCon 2017 – and we’re bringing in tons of convention-only exclusives, panels, programming, and signings that you won’t find anywhere else!

All weekend long, Valiant is making booth #1019 inside the Anaheim Convention Center the only place to find a complete selection of trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers from the largest independent superhero universe in comics, with critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, QUANTUM AND WOODY, X-O MANOWAR, and many more!

Then: War comes to WonderCon as Valiant teams up with Los Angeles’ own Golden Apple Comics for the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 GOLDEN APPLE EXCLUSIVE VARIANT, featuring the art of comics legend Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin)! The year’s biggest superhero sci-fi blockbuster begins here with the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Mind MGMT) and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn, Batman and Robin) 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! Exclusive available only at the Golden Apple booth #402!

Next: Race to the Valiant booth for signings from an all-star lineup of talent, including Oscar-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival), acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Faith), and astonishing artist Marguerite Sauvage (Faith), and receive a free copy of the SECRET WEAPONS #1 SUMMER PREVIEW – featuring your first look inside Valiant’s next extraordinary Prestige Format adventure with this exclusive comic, showcasing all-new artwork, character designs, and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks! Only available while supplies last.

Plus: Don’t miss the convention-first debut of two brand-new Valiant t-shirts from Jack of All Trades, featuring the unstoppable X-O Manowar ($25)!

The excitement lights up on Friday, March 31st at 1:30 p.m. PT in Room 208 for the VALIANT 101: THE STORY STARTS HERE panel presentation! New to the Valiant Universe? Jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes – from BLOODSHOT and DIVINITY to FAITH and HARBINGER RENEGADE to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From The A.V. Club to Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today… Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

Then, the Valiant Universe leaps out of the comics page on Saturday, April 1st at 12:00 p.m. PT in Room 211 for VALIANT DIGITAL: NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE AND BEYOND! Join Valiant’s own Dinesh Shamdasani, directors Aaron & Sean Schoenke, cast member Kevin Porter (Armstrong), Hyper RPG’s Zac Eubank, and special surprise guests as they collide MI-6’s deadly assassin against a gauntlet of Valiant’s most formidable heroes in never-before-seen footage from NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE – the bone-shattering, live-action series coming in 2017!

Next up, find out all that you need to know about the cataclysmic future that awaits on Saturday, April 1st at 6:00 pm PT in Room 209 for the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation! The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here at WonderCon with a superstar cast of Valiant creators and staff! Jump on board here to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes…and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe with never-before-seen artwork and announcements!

Finally, ring in the biggest silver anniversary celebration of the year on Sunday, April 2nd at 1:30 p.m. PT in Room 208 for the VALIANT: 25 YEARS OF X-O MANOWAR panel presentation! This March, Valiant celebrates 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as best-selling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1! Now, right here at WonderCon, join a blockbuster roundtable of Valiant’s greatest talents for an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history…and a special look forward at the must-read new series of 2017!

We’ll see you in Anaheim!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

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Valiant Unveils 2017 Convention Tour Schedule – Continuing at SC Comicon in March!

VALIANT_2017-TOUR-POSTER_DJURDJEVIC_updatedThis year, the hardest touring company in comics is upping the stakes with more dates, more conventions, and more opportunities to meet your favorite creators than ever before!

Valiant is proud to unveil its first round of dates and destinations for the VALIANT 2017 CONVENTION TOUR – a months-long, cross-country comics roadshow coming soon to a town near you! Kicking off this March with multiple exciting events, Valiant’s touring convention crew is charging through from west to east throughout the spring and summer with stops in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, and many more along the way:

Thursday, March 2nd – Friday, March 5th
Emerald City Comicon
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA

Saturday, March 25th – Sunday, March 26th
SC Comicon
TD Convention Center
Greeneville, SC

Friday, March 31st – Sunday, April 2nd
WonderCon
Anaheim Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, March 31st – Sunday, April 2nd
FanExpo Dallas
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX

Saturday, April 15th
Fried Pie Con
2nd & Charles
Broomfield, CO

Friday, April 21st – Sunday, April 23rd
C2E2
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 23rd
L.A. Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California Campus
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, April 28th – Sunday, April 30th
Planet Comic Con
Bartle Hall
Kansas City, MO

Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th
Comicpalooza
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th
Tidewater Comicon
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival
Pier 36
New York, NY

Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival
Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

* Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!*

Next stop: The entire Valiant team is heading to Greenville, SC for SC Comicon 2017! From Saturday, March 25th to Sunday, March 26th, get up close and personal with Valiant’s brightest stars at the TD Convention Center for an action-packed weekend bursting with exclusive releases, special guests, panels, and more!

Swing by the Valiant booth all weekend long, and dive into the most acclaimed superhero universe in comics with a complete collection of trade paperbacks and hardcovers featuring Valiant’s critically acclaimed line of titles, including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR, and more!

Then, prepare for war as Valiant teams up with Greenville’s own Borderlands Comics & Games for the X-O MANOWAR #1 BORDERLANDS EXCLUSIVE VARIANT, featuring the raw pencil artwork of explosive artist and SC Comicon special guest Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn)! The year’s biggest superhero sci-fi epic begins here with the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Mind MGMT) and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn, Batman and Robin) 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! Available only at the Borderlands Comics & Games booth!

Plus: Be sure to visit the legion of extraordinary Valiant talent that’s storming into SC Comicon all weekend long, including:

Meghan Hetrick (Artist, Faith)
Lewis LaRosa (Artist, Bloodshot Reborn, Savage)
Brian Reber (Colorist, Bloodshot U.S.A., Savage)
Rafer Roberts (Writer, A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger Renegade)
Robert Venditti (Writer, Wrath of the Eternal Warrior, X-O Manowar)

Plus: Valiant is offering portfolio reviews for aspiring artists all weekend long! Have Valiant’s acclaimed editorial team review your work and give you the inside track on what it takes to make it in comics. Individual portfolios reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Then: Celebrate the silver anniversary of Valiant’s number-one hero at the VALIANT: 25 YEARS OF X-O MANOWAR panel presentation on Saturday, March 25th! This March, Valiant celebrates 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as best-selling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1! Now, right here at SCCC, join a blockbuster roundtable of Valiant’s greatest talents for an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history…and a special look forward at the must-read new series of 2017!

Finally: Witness the future that lies ahead for your favorite heroes and antagonists with VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation on Sunday, March 26th! The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here at SCCC with a superstar cast of Valiant creators and staff! Jump on board here to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes…and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe with all-new news and artwork!

We’ll see you in the Palmetto State!

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Roberts & Portela Chronicle RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 – Coming in June!

RAI-HISTORY_001_COVER-A_CRAINFrom Ancient Civilizations to 4001 A.D., Valiant’s Next Anniversary Special Chronicles Heroes & Villains Throughout the Ages

As revealed at Multiversity Comics, Valiant is proud to announce RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 – an astonishing standalone tale revealing the saga behind Valiant’s greatest heroes and villains from prehistory to the 41st century! On June 14th, traverse the long and storied history behind the rise of Earth’s most formidable heroes with multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Harbinger Renegade) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (Faith) as they present a stunning overview of Valiant’s centuries-spanning universe. Inspired by the original, legendary RAI #0, this self-contained one-shot special is the ultimate introduction to the historic moments that will forever define the Valiant Universe…past, present, and future!

Rai, the spirit guardian of Earth, has uncovered an ancient tome filled with history’s greatest tales and civilization’s darkest moments. Charting the dawning days of ancient Mesopotamia all the way to the rise of New Japan, the history of the Valiant Universe is laid bare in shocking and revelatory detail. From X-O Manowar to Bloodshot to Faith to Divinity…history will reveal untold revelations for Valiant’s greatest heroes and antagonists!

On June 14th, all-star creators Rafer Roberts and Francis Portela salute 25 years of New Japan’s homegrown guardian and introduce a jam-packed jumping-on point for the largest independent superhero universe in comics with RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 – featuring covers by Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars), Robert Gill (Book of Death), and Jeffrey Veregge (Red Wolf)!

Plus: On April 12th, the anniversary celebration of Valiant’s most celebrated heroes begins with a swashbuckling adventure from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) and Eisner Award winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) in IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 – a special 48-page quest into Arthurian legend with Archer & Armstrong, the Eternal Warrior, and Ivar, Timewalker!

Then, on May 10th, take up arms alongside New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.) and acclaimed artist Renato Guedes (Bloodshot Reborn, Wolverine) as they unleash ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1 – the second of four special issues honoring the most beloved Valiant stories ever told with a special standalone tale torn from Gilad Anni-Padda’s long march through the ages.

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

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Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE
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$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | COMING IN JUNE!


Valiant’s X-O MANOWAR #1 Enters FRIED PIE CON VOL. 2 with Convention Exclusives & More!

XO2017_001_VARIANT_FRIED-PIE_FOWLERPlus: Don’t Miss the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 Fried Pie Variant – In Stores March 22nd!

On Saturday, April 15th, Valiant is joining the party at 2nd & Charles’ Fried Pie Con Vol. 2 in Broomfield, CO – and we’re bringing along a trove of the best-reviewed collections, comics and exclusives for the only comics convention that’s all in one store!

From noon to 9 p.m. CT, join Valiant at Booth #C100 inside the Broomfield 2nd & Charles location (1 W Flatiron Crossing Dr.) to pick up your copy of the exclusive X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 FRIED PIE CON EXCLUSIVE B&W SKETCH VARIANT – featuring the raw, unexpurgated artwork of acclaimed artist Tom Fowler (Quantum and Woody) and debuting only at 2nd & Charles! Then, explore the most acclaimed superhero series in comics today with a complete selection of trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for fan-favorite and award-winning titles, including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR, and many more!

Plus: Available on March 22nd at your local Books-A-Million and 2nd & Charles locations, don’t miss the release of 2017’s first truly cosmic comic book milestone with the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 FRIED PIE VARIANT – featuring the fully colored, planet-smashing artwork of Tom Fowler! Valiant’s biggest series launch of all time starts here with the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of the most formidable visual storytellers in comics today, 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)!

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!

On March 22nd, war is coming to a Books-A-Million or 2nd & Charles retail center near you in the pages of the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 FRIED PIE VARIANT, featuring artwork by fan-favorite artist Tom Folwer! Then, on April 15th, conquest takes hold at Fried Pie Con Vol. 2 with the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 FRIED PIE CON EXCLUSIVE B&W SKETCH VARIANT!

For more information on the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 FRIED PIE VARIANT and its available locations, please contact Valiant at retailers@valiantcomics.com.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

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Valiant Visits 25+ Local Retailers for the X-O MANOWAR #1 RELEASE DAY TOUR ­– Coming to a Comic Shop Near You on March 22nd!

X02017_RELEASE-DAY-TOUR_POSTER_LAROSAValiant is proud to announce the X-O MANOWAR #1 RELEASE DAY TOUR – a cross-country event bringing Valiant staffers into more than 25 comic shops nationwide to celebrate the release of 2017’s most spectacular new ongoing series! On March 22nd – the year’s first “X-O Manowar Wednesday” – Valiant representatives will be visiting a local comic shop near you with free swag, giveaways, and surprises in honor of X-O MANOWAR #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times Best-Selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Mind MGMT) and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn, Batman and Robin) 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!

All day long, be on the lookout for Valiant personnel as they take command of your favorite local comic shop with prizes and promotional items! Then, feel the might of Valiant’s brutal sci-fi epic in the making in the pages of X-O MANOWAR #1 – hitting shelves the very same day!

Stay tuned to the official Valiant Twitter account (@ValiantComics) throughout the week as Valiant celebrates the one-and-only X-O Manowar at these comic book shops across the country:

A Comics Shop
114 S Semoran Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32792
www.acomicshop.com

Atomic Comics
451-4 Glen Dr.
Shirley, NY 11967
www.facebook.com/nyatomiccomics

Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave.
Harrison, NY 10528
www.awyeahcomics.com/harrison

Brave New World
22722 Lyons Avenue #2
Newhall, CA 91321
www.bravenewworldcomics.com

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Prkwy Unit 4
Pasadena, CA 91105
www.comicsandcards.net

Comics Factory
1298 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
www.facebook.com/ComicsFactoryPasadena

Comics Toons N Toys
13542 Newport Av
Tustin, CA 92780
www.facebook.com/ComicsTNT

Earth–2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
www.facebook.com/Earth2Comics

Encounter Comics & Games
811 Union Boulevard
Allentown, PA 18109
www.facebook.com/EncounterComics

Fight or Flight Comics
6675 Falls of Neuse Rd, Suite 015
Raleigh, NC 27615
www.fightorflightcomics.com

Forbidden Planet NYC
832 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
www.fpnyc.com

Geoffrey’s Comics
15900 Crenshaw Blvd # B
Gardena, CA 90249
www.geoffreyscomics.com

Illusive Comics & Games
1270 Franklin Mall
Santa Clara, CA 95050
www.illusivecomics.com

Jim Hanley’s Universe
32 E 32nd St
New York, NY 10016
www.jhucomicbooks.com

Joker’s Child
12-23 River Road
Fair Lawn, NJ 7410
www.jokerschild.com

Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton St.
New York, NY 10038
www.midtowncomics.com

Midtown Comics Times Square
200 West 40th St
New York, NY 10018
www.midtowncomics.com

Midtown Comics Grand Central
459 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10017
www.midtowncomics.com

P Dot’s Comics & Collectibles
1505 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91104
www.facebook.com/P-Dots-Comics-Collectibles

Royal Collectibles
9601 Metropolitan Ave #1
Flushing, NY 11375
www.royalcomicsnyc.com

Ssalefish
3242 Silas Creek PKWY, STE 20
Winston Salem, NC 27103
www.ssalefish.com

The Comic Book Store
30 N. Main St.
Glassboro, NJ 08028
www.thecomicbookstore.net

Third Eye Comics
2027 West St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
www.thirdeyecomics.com

Ultimate Comics Chapel Hill
6120 Farrington Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
www.ultimatecomics.com

Ultimate Comics Raleigh
1301 Buck Jones Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27606
www.ultimatecomics.com

Ultimate Comics Raleigh
6320 Capital Blvd #109
Raleigh, NC 27616
www.ultimatecomics.com

On March 22nd, don’t miss a moment of the action that awaits when Valiant’s biggest new series of the year begins with a cosmic thunderclap in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1! A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon starts here with part one of “SOLDIER” – a vicious journey of bone and bloodshed launching X-O Manowar onto the battlefield of a herculean alien empire…

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!

On March 22nd, take charge as Valiant’s X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 slams into a comic shop near you with 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)!

Then, join the superhero epic of 2017 as Valiant brings X-O Manowar raging into your local comic shop with the X-O MANOWAR #1 RELEASE DAY TOUR!

For more information or to get your store involved, please contact Valiant directly at retailers@valiantentertainment.com for assistance.

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

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB172049)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (FEB172050)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (FEB172052)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES (FEB172053)
Blank Cover also available (FEB172051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by DAVID MACK
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MAY 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)

 

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