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DEAD HAND – The X-O MANOWAR Epic of 2015 Begins in March!

XO_034_COVER-A_LAROSADEAD HAND is coming…and, in 2015, X-O MANOWAR is all that stands between Earth and the ultimate doomsday fail-safe! 

Valiant is proud to present DEAD HAND – a devastating cosmic showdown beginning this March in X-O MANOWAR #34 from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, The Flash) and superstar-in-the-making Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns)!

Born into battle, Aric of Dacia, the fifth century Visigoth now called X-O Manowar, has never known peace. Abducted and enslaved by the savage alien empire known as The Vine, Aric finally escaped his captors after stealing their ultra-powerful X-O Manowar armor and returned to Earth…only to find that more than a thousand years had passed in his absence. Stranded in the modern day, the most primitive man on Earth now wields the most powerful weapon in existence as X-O Manowar – one of the Earth’s most formidable new heroes and a member of the international superteam codenamed Unity. Together, X-O Manowar and Unity have wrenched the world back from the chaos wrought by the invasion of the unearthly Armor Hunters…but, in 2015, the fate of all life – human and alien alike – will be thrown into dire peril…

In the far reaches of deep space, the ultimate fail-safe of an extinct alien race has finally counted down to zero…and the robot army called DEAD HAND has been activated. The civilization that built them has fallen…and, now, to combat the doomsday threat that destroyed their world, DEAD HAND will complete the mission that their creators could not. Soulless and brutal, this billion-strong legion is the phantom army of a dead world…and it will cleanse the universe by any means necessary. But what unthinkable menace were they created to destroy? And will DEAD HAND‘s slow march across the galaxy spell death for countless worlds?

Soon, Aric of Dacia will be forced to confront the secrets that have pushed him to the terrible turning point that is DEAD HAND…and battle a single-minded killing machine unlike any he has seen before! Outmatched and vastly outnumbered, how can Aric stop something unstoppable…something that knows no fear, only eradication?

DEAD HAND is going to take the mythology surrounding the X-O Manowar armor, and the entire Valiant Universe, in a direction not seen before,” said writer Robert Venditti. “As formidable as the adversaries in the series have been to date, none of them measure up to this single-minded, doomsday threat. X-O Manowar has made a habit of taking what readers expect and turning it on its head. We’ve challenged ourselves to do that again.”

“Last summer, X-O Manowar went up against the Armor Hunters for a full-metal throwdown between Earth and alien life. Well, we won the battle, but that doesn’t mean we’ve won the war,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. ”Somewhere out there, something colder, grimmer, and more calculating is about to come online. And it won’t concede that war, even in death. An extinct world has saved a nasty treat for the Valiant U – something insanely effective that could only exist in the wake of their failure – a dead hand. Venditti’s cooked up a good one, folks.”

This March, in the blistering fallout of ENTER: ARMORINES, the battle-hardened hero at the center of the Valiant Universe will take to the stars…and face the terrible onslaught of a coming robot war unlike anything in the history of human civilization!

Featuring specially manufactured DEAD HAND OVERLAY WRAP COVERS by Valiant superstar Lewis Larosa (BLOODSHOT) on each issue, alongside wraparound alternate covers by rising star Jorge Molina (X-Men), the four-part DEAD HAND action epic is the can’t-miss X-O MANOWAR mega-event of 2015 – and it all begins this March, only in X-O MANOWAR #34!

For more information, visit Valiant online at Facebook.com/ValiantComicsTwitter.com/ValiantComics, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

X-O MANOWAR #34 (NEW ARC! “DEAD HAND” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A (Overlay Wrap) by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B (Wraparound) by JORGE MOLINA
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS
Dead Hand Design Variant by JORGE MOLINA
Artist Variant by BUTCH GUICE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 4 (FOC – 2/9/15)

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THE VALIANT #1 Returns with Second Printing in January! Plus: Your First Look Inside THE VALIANT #2!

THE-VALIANT_001_second printingValiant is proud to announce that THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the VALIANT NEXTlimited series epic by New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green ArrowAnimal Man) &Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) – has sold out at the distributor level and will return with a second printing on January 21st, alongside the series’ second stunning installment in THE VALIANT #2 (of 4)!”THE VALIANT is one of the most ambitious stories we’ve attempted to date, and comics fans have rightly taken notice,” said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Jeff, Matt, and Paolo have created an epic, yet intimate story that is going to build a tremendous amount of momentum for some of our biggest heroes. And stand back…they’re just getting started. THE VALIANT is hands down one of the best series you’ll find anywhere this year from any publisher.”As the first issue released in the new VALIANT PRESTIGE format, THE VALIANT #1 SECOND PRINTING features an oversized 25-page first chapter, deluxe matte-laminate card stock covers, custom-designed end sheets, exclusive back matter curated by Paolo Rivera, and much more – all complete with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price!

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…THE VALIANT.

An entirely self-contained, new reader friendly comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT #1 (of 4)is the beginning of a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today. On January 21st, find out why fans and critics are heralding THE VALIANT as the ultimate jumping-on point for readers new to Valiant’s award-winning publishing line:

“The Valiant Comics universe might be experiencing its Big Bang moment.” – The Washington Post“Kindt, Lemire, and Rivera are creating a must read comic together… The Valiant #1 is a striking introduction filled with action, humor, and some of the best storytelling in superhero comics. If you’re not reading Valiant comics, this is the place to start.”– ComicBook.com“If you’re looking for a gateway into Valiant’s growing comic book universe, you’ll be hard-pressed to do better than The Valiant… [It's] one of the most visually stunning comics on the stands.” – IGN

“A very exciting start. Curious about Valiant? Go pick this up and see why so many of us have fallen in love with this universe.” – Comic Vine

“Making books new reader friendly is a tough thing to do, but this one does it really well… The storytelling in this comic is absolutely first rate.” – Multiversity Comics

“Fast-paced, smart, and accessible… If you like your superheroes down-to-earth yet still willing to kick a little ass in order to save the world, then this is the book – and the publisher – for you.” – Broken Frontier

“A must read series for any comic fan… It’s the real deal and easily one of the best issues of the year. This is the medium of comics done right…” – We The Nerdy

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Also arriving on January 21st – the year’s most astonishing new adventure ratchets up the stakes as Bloodshot is drafted into the eons-old war against mankind’s oldest, darkest enemy in THE VALIANT #2 (of 4)!The Immortal Enemy has crawled out from the black depths of history to destroy this generation’s Geomancer and send Earth back to the Dark Ages! Now…the Eternal Warrior, Ninjak, and Kay McHenry must overcome their worst nightmares before the unlikeliest of white knights rides in to save the day. Will he be enough to battle back the unyielding evil that threatens to plunge the Valiant Universe into the darkness?

The battle ten millennia in the making continues on January 21st in THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING and THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) – reserve your copies today! And don’t miss each exciting new release from VALIANT NEXT – an all-new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative talents in comics today. VALIANT NEXT begins with THE VALIANT in December and continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

For more information, visit Valiant online at Facebook.com/ValiantComicsTwitter.com/ValiantComics, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT148463)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/22/14)

THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (NOV141677)
Valiant Next Variant by PAOLO RIVERA & TOM MULLER (OCT148443)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (NOV141678)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (NOV141679)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/22/14)

IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (NOV141680)
Cover B by JORGE MOLINA (NOV141681)
Valiant Next Variant by CLAYTON HENRY & TOM MULLER (OCT148442)
Character Design Variant by DAVID AJA (NOV141682)
Artist Variant by BARRY KITSON (NOV141683)
Blank Cover also available (OCT148464)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/22/14)

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Madefire Debuts THE VALIANT #1 Motion Book – On Sale Now

Valiant’s First Day-and-Date Motion Book Features New Work by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera

A battle ten millennia in the making begins today as Madefire brings The Valiant to its Motion Books platform!

Valiant Entertainment and Madefire have partnered for the day-and-date release of THE VALIANT #1 Motion Book  – the first issue of Valiant’s hotly anticipated four-issue epic from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green ArrowAnimal Man) & Matt Kindt (RaiMind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil).

Arriving today through Madefire’s digital marketplace on the 5-star rated digital comics iOS and Android app as well as the exclusive Motion Books network on the web on the deviantART website the same day that the issue debuts in stores, THE VALIANT #1 Motion Book is Madefire’s first simultaneous release of a Valiant Motion Book alongside its traditional print counterpart.

“Valiant is thrilled to continue growing our collaboration with Madefire,” said Gavin Cuneo, CFO & Head of Strategic Development for Valiant Entertainment. “Madefire’s Motion Book platform has revolutionized the way comic book fans around the world experience Valiant’s library of titles, and, with the release of THE VALIANT #1, we are proud to bring our next great adventure into the fold.”

“Valiant are a class act, and THE VALIANT is just stunning,” said Madefire CCO and Co-Founder Liam Sharp. “State-of-the-art visuals, fantastic writing… We’re extremely pleased to be able to bring another great chapter of the Valiant Universe to life on Madefire!”

An entirely self-contained comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, The Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…THE VALIANT.

Celebrating traditional comics in the digital space, Madefire features an honest and simple reading experience with a page-view interface and pinch-and-zoom navigation called Print Books. Alongside the benchmark reading experience in Motion Books, digital comics and graphic novels in their authentic form are available via Madefire’s In-App Purchases directly on your mobile, tablet and web devices.

About Madefire:
Founded in 2011 by Ben Wolstenholme, Liam Sharp and Eugene Walden, Madefire is a media and technology company. Madefire has built the Motion Books publishing platform that provides artists, writers and publishers tools for creating a benchmark reading experience called Motion Books. Madefire is the exclusive publishing partner to deviantART, the largest Creator community in the world. Madefire is backed by Toni Schneider at True Ventures, who is the former CEO of Automattic (makers of WordPress), as well as Bill Woodward (Anthem Ventures, former Chairman of Macromedia). The Advisory Board also includes industry leaders Mike McCue, CEO and Founder of Flipboard; angel investor Sina Tamaddon, former Senior Vice President of Applications for Apple Inc.; Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all time; and Bill Sienkiewicz, widely recognized as one of the greatest innovators of sequential art. For more information go to madefire.com.

About Valiant Entertainment: 
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

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Valiant’s NINJAK #1 Recruits Eisner Award Nominee Butch Guice, Expands to 40 Pages Monthly!

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Valiant’s most demanded series of the year is getting even bigger! 

Valiant is proud to announce that March’s NINJAK #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the upcoming VALIANT NEXT monthly series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clay Mann (X-Men: LegacyGambit) – is adding Eisner Award-nominated comics legend Butch Guice (Captain AmericaAction Comics) to its ongoing creative team for a new, monthly second feature spotlighting the never-before-revealed origin of the world’s most dangerous intelligence operative!

To accommodate this unprecedented addition, Valiant will also be expanding the page count of each issue, beginning with March’s NINJAK #1, to a colossal 40 pages per issue – all for the standard price of $3.99. In comic shops everywhere March 11th, NINJAK #1 will begin with a full-length lead story from Kindt & Mann, and continue with a second adventure detailing the shadowy early life and training of young Colin King – a.k.a. the world-class spy and deadly assassin codenamed Ninjak!

“Matt Kindt is one of the sharpest writers anywhere today, and he’s crafted an intricate, intelligent, and action-packed debut for the series that fans have been demanding since Ninjak first stepped onto the scene in X-O Manowar #5,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Combine that with two of the most talented artists in comics today – Clay Mann and Butch Guice – and you have a book that’s going to defy everything you thought you knew about Valiant’s number one ninja super-spy. Over the course of the first few issues, you’ll see these two time periods – Ninjak’s training and origin, and his first solo adventure in the modern day – inform each other and, eventually, interact and overlap. It’s an ambitious series – and we’re excited to give it the space it needs to deliver at 40 pages monthly.”

“Ninjak is an incredibly important character within the Valiant Universe, and his first monthly series is going to be a major cornerstone of our plans for the future,” added Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “With a team like Matt, Clay, and Butch at the helm and an expanded page count in each and every issue, we can guarantee that this is a series that no fan of the comics medium – new or old – will want to miss. The VALIANT NEXT initiative was forged around the belief that our greatest stories have yet to be told, and NINJAK embodies that mission statement in every regard. This is a series that is pushing the boundaries of what you have seen before.”

Then: Meet inexperienced MI-6 recruit Colin King on his first mission in the field as he learns the basics of spycraft and counterintelligence, and develops a volatile relationship with his first handler. Now: Colin King is Ninjak, the world’s foremost intelligence operative, weapons expert, and master assassin. And he’s hunting the Shadow Seven – a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past.

On March 11th, Ninjak’s past and future collide for the very first time in the pages of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and superstar artistsClay Mann (X-Men: LegacyGambit) and Butch Guice (Captain AmericaAction Comics)! Featuring order-all shelf covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT), Clay Mann (X-Men), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), and Marguerite Sauvage (Sensation Comics), start reading here on March 11th as VALIANT NEXT unleashes an all-new introduction to the fearless life and times of the world’s deadliest master spy, only in NINJAK #1!

Visit your local retailer today to pre-order each epic VALIANT NEXT series. Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) by all-star creators Jeff LemireMatt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera on December 10th,VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015, starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never-before-seen characters:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

For more information, visit Valiant online at Facebook.com/ValiantComics, Twitter.com/ValiantComics, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

NINJAK #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by CLAY MANN
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by CLAY MANN
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
$3.99 | 40 pages. | T+ | On sale MARCH 11 (FOC – 2/16/15)

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Valiant Unveils Details on All-New VALIANT PRESTIGE Format – Including Special Features for THE VALIANT #1 and DIVINITY #1

THE-VALIANT_001_COVER_RIVERAAs VALIANT NEXT readies for the launch of six epic new ongoing series and prestige format projects beginning with the release of THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) on December 10th, Valiant is proud to reveal the first look inside the all-new VALIANT PRESTIGE format – a new form of deluxe packaging for Valiant’s most important standalone limited series and events!

Beginning with the release of THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) – the first issue of the four-issue epic from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man) & Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) – next week, fans and retailers can look forward to a high-end presentation unlike anything else in comics today with each and every issue. Features for THE VALIANT #1 (of 4), the very first release to feature the VALIANT PRESTIGE format, will include:

  • Deluxe matte laminate card stock covers
  • Custom-designed heavyweight end sheets
  • An oversized, 25-page first chapter
  • An exclusive guide to THE VALIANT, detailing the backstory and origins of the series’ principal players
  • Never-before-seen commentary and back matter, curated by Eisner Award winner Paolo Rivera
  • All complete with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price!

Each subsequent issue of THE VALIANT by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera will feature the same deluxe presentation, as will DIVINITY #1 (of 4) – the VALIANT NEXT prestige format limited series debuting in February from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis). Featuring the landmark debut of Valiant’s first major new character, each issue of DIVINITY will feature covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor) and designer Tom Muller (Zero) in addition to an array specially crafted special features and behind-the-scenes insights into the development and design of Valiant’s next pivotal hero.

DIVINITY_001_COVER-A_DJURDJEVIC“The thinking behind the VALIANT PRESTIGE format is simple – match the scale, scope, and dynamism of our most unique, most epic stories with an equally compelling presentation that practically leaps off the shelf,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “By design, the first two titles to receive this treatment – THE VALIANT and DIVINITY – are stories that couldn’t be told in an ongoing book, or even as standard limited series. They truly are can’t-miss excursions into the Valiant Universe, telling stories unlike anything Valiant has undertaken before. The presentation of our VALIANT PRESTIGE offerings – no ads, exclusive content, upgraded covers, end sheets, and more – designates these titles as special books within the Valiant line, and will give fans an extra-added layer of depth to the storytelling experience.”

“Over the past three years, Valiant has introduced several new innovations to great success – subscription-only Pullbox variants, expanded Plus Edition issues, QR code-enabled talking covers, and many more,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “VALIANT PRESTIGE is a central new addition that list. It’s both a tribute to the great standalone, prestige format tales that helped inform our love of the medium, like Kingdom Come and Marvels, while, at the same time, a chance to break new ground by revitalizing and refining the concept of what prestige format can be for a whole new generation of readers. We have some truly special stuff in the offing for these titles, and we can’t wait to see them on the shelf.”

Look for more developments soon on each VALIANT PRESTIGE release, and visit your local retailer today to pre-order each epic VALIANT NEXT series. Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) on December 10th, VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015, starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never before seen characters:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141678)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (OCT141679)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (OCT141680)
B&W Sketch Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141681)
Blank Cover also available (OCT141682)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale DECEMBER 10 (FOC – 11/17/14)

THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (NOV141677)
Valiant Next Variant by PAOLO RIVERA & TOM MULLER
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (NOV141678)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (NOV141679)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/29/14)

DIVINITY #1 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (DEC141707)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (DEC141708)
Valiant Next Variant by BUTCH GUICE & TOM MULLER (DEC141709)
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC141710)
Artist Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC141711)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale FEBRUARY 11 (FOC – 1/19/15)

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Happy Thanksgiving from Everyone at Valiant Entertainment!

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On December 10th, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, Ninjak and the rest of Valiant’s most formidable heroes join a battle ten millennia in the making in THE VALIANT #1 – an all-new epic from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


Valiant and IGN Present TALES OF THE VALIANT – A New Weekly Webcomic by Matt Kindt & Pere Perez!

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This December, a battle ten millennia in the making begins in THE VALIANT #1 by New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera…but, first, meet the blockbuster heroes behind THE VALIANT in a new weekly webcomic exclusively at IGN!

Valiant is proud to announce IGN PRESENTS TALES OF THE VALIANT – an all-new, four-part webcomic counting down to the release of THE VALIANT #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Harvey Award-nominated rising star Pere Perez (HARBINGER WARS, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), debuting exclusively at IGN each Wednesday!

“THE VALIANT is a ground-level introduction to Valiant’s most iconic and enduring characters,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “True to form, Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera have crafted a story that is a true epic, covering centuries of history and drawing nearly all of Valiant’s most important heroes and villains into the fray. Now, in concert with IGN, we’re excited to zero in individually on each of the series’ primary leads – the Eternal Warrior, Bloodshot, Geomancer, and Ninjak – for an intimate adventure preceding the events of THE VALIANT #1. Matt and Pere have expertly captured what makes these characters tick, and IGN PRESENTS TALES OF THE VALIANT is a perfect short-form introduction to the stage and setting of THE VALIANT before issue #1 arrives in December.”

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…THE VALIANT.

But before THE VALIANT begin their star-crossed showdown with the Immoral Enemy on December 10th, meet each of the series’ most important players in the exclusive TALES OF THE VALIANT webcomic, beginning today at IGN! Eternal Warrior. Bloodshot. Geomancer. Ninjak. United to prevent the dawn of a new Dark Age for mankind, each of these fearless heroes is stepping to the fore for a special standalone adventure detailing their origin and escapades prior to THE VALIANT #1 with a new installment of IGN PRESENTS TALES OF THE VALIANT each Wednesday!

The adventure begins right now in the first installment of IGN PRESENTS TALES OF THE VALIANT by Matt Kindt and Pere Perezavailable only at IGN!

And don’t miss the first epic issue on December 10th in comic shops everywhere when superstar creators Jeff LemireMatt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera unleash THE VALIANT #1!

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THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141678)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (OCT141679)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (OCT141680)
B&W Sketch Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141681)
Blank Cover also available (OCT141682)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 10 (FOC – 11/17/14)


Happy Halloween from Valiant Entertainment!

From QUANTUM and WOODY and ARCHER and ARMSTRONG (and the other DELINQUENTS at Valiant Entertainment)…

HAVE A VERY HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Art by Val Mayerik

The (mis)adventures of Quantum and Woody and Archer and Armstrong continue in THE DELINQUENTS #4(of 4) – in stores November 26th!

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Read It Now – Inside THE VALIANT: FIRST LOOK Featuring Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera!

THE-VALIANT_FIRST LOOK_001In advance of THE VALIANT #1 by superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera this December, Valiant is proud to present THE VALIANT: FIRST LOOK – an exclusive behind-the-scenes look inside the eagerly anticipated launch title of the all-new VALIANT NEXT initiative available now in stores and online now at comiXology, ComicsPlus, Madefire, and DriveThruComics.com!

Get the story behind this winter’s star-studded epic with this exclusive behind-the-scenes look inside THE VALIANT #1 – the all-new, prestige format limited series event from superstar creators Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man) and Matt Kindt (RAI, UNITY, Mind MGMT), and featuring interior artwork and covers by Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil)! Before the THE VALIANT #1 arrives this December, experience the battle ten millennia in the making right here with never-before-seen artwork, preview pages, and interviews.

An entirely self-contained, new reader friendly comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.

Download THE VALIANT: FIRST LOOK Here:
comiXology | ComicsPlus | Madefire | DriveThruComics

And that’s only the beginning. In the aftermath of THE VALIANT, look for new titles monthly from VALIANT NEXT – an all-new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative talents in comics today. Beginning with THE VALIANT #1, VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

To read a complete lettered preview of THE VALIANT #1 and watch the animated video trailer, visit Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com.

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THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141678)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (OCT141679)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (OCT141680)
B&W Sketch Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141681)
Blank Cover also available (OCT141682)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 10 (FOC – 11/17/14)

THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art and Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (NOV141677)
Interconnecting Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (NOV141678)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (NOV141679)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/29/14)

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Retailer Advisory: “ENTER: ARMORINES” Gets Even Bigger with All-New Incentives for X-O MANOWAR #30!

XO_030_VARIANT_ALLEN-FOCOn November 19th, Valiant’s armor-clad powerhouse is kicking off the all-new story arc “ENTER: ARMORINES” in X-O MANOWAR #30 – and now Valiant is giving fans and retailers an extra-added chance to get in on the action!

Valiant is proud to present the X-O MANOWAR #30 FOC INCENTIVE VARIANT – featuring an all-new cover of the Armorines in action by rising star and red-hot cover artist Raul Allen (RAI, UNITY) – plus the first look inside this milestone jumping-on point for the acclaimed sci-fi superhero series at the forefront of Valiant’s award-winning publishing line!

Retailers that increase their order of X-O MANOWAR #30 by 20% or more by the issue’s final order cut-off (FOC) date may order as many copies as they wish of the X-O MANOWAR #30 FOC INCENTIVE VARIANT shelf cover – leading directly into the must-read debut of Valiant’s deadliest armored adversary yet, the all-new ARMORINES!

Since Aric of Dacia returned from the stars, terror and destruction have followed in his wake – and the nations of Earth have had enough. As the world rushes into a new arms race, X-O Manowar will find himself confronted by a calculating paramilitary force designed to duplicate – and outmatch – the destructive potential of his own armor. But who is this bleeding-edge commando unit – and what plans does their fiendishly familiar leader have in store for the universe’s most powerful weapon?

He survived NINJAK… He survived UNITY… But can X-O Manowar survive his first encounter with the all-new ARMORINES? Find out as Valiant superstars Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard present a pivotal new chapter in the saga of X-O Manowar in “ENTER: ARMORINES” – beginning on November 19th in X-O MANOWAR #30!

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X-O MANOWAR #30 (ALL-NEW ARC! “ENTER: ARMORINES” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Interlocking A & B Covers by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP141684/SEP141685)
FOC Incentive Variant by RAUL ALLEN (SEP148143)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP141686)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (SEP141687)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | On Sale NOVEMBER 19 (FOC – 10/27/14)

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