Category Archives: Announcements

Valiant Previews: 4001 A.D. #3 (of 4) | DIVINITY #4 (of 4) | X-O MANOWAR #48 – On Sale July 27th!

4001_003_COVER-A_CRAIN4001 A.D. #3 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY161882)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (MAY161883)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (MAY161884)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (MAY161885)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY161886)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAY161887)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (MAY161888)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (MAY161889)

Reunion!

The war against Father turns in favor of the 41st century’s revolutionary heroes as Rai finds his long-lost friends aboard the monstrosity that has become New Japan. But even together, can Rai and his allies stand against Father’s defenses? And can they rescue what remains of New Japan before it crashes down to Earth and destroys everything…and everyone?

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI) continue the summer’s blockbuster event in the year 4001 A.D.!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 27th (FOC–7/4/16)

 

4001_003_001

 

4001_003_002

 

4001_003_003

 

4001_003_004

 

4001_003_005

 

4001_003_006

 

4001_003_COVER-A_CRAIN

 

4001_003_COVER-B_LOTAY

 

4001_003_COVER-C_BODENHEIM

 

4001_003_COVER-D_TAN

 

4001_003_VARIANT-DESIGN_CRAIN

 

4001_003_VARIANT-MEGA-COVER_LEE

 

4001_VARIANT-ARTIST-INTERLOCKING_SOOK

 

4001_003_VARIANT-INTERLOCKING-SKETCH_SOOK

––

XO_048_COVER-A_KANOX-O MANOWAR #48 (“LONG LIVE THE KING” – PART 2)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover A by KANO (MAY161869)
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ (MAY161870)
Cover C by KHOI PHAM (MAY161871)
Variant Cover by DIEGO LATORRE (MAY161872)
Variant Cover by THONY SILAS (MAY161873)
Variant Cover by SERGIO DAVILA (MAY161874)

The countdown to X-O MANOWAR #50 continues as “LONG LIVE THE KING” escalates!

They’re here! The Torment – a world-devouring race older than history itself — has arrived on Earth. And now, all that stands between our existence and complete annihilation is Aric of Dacia, heir to the Visigoth throne and wielder of the X-O Manowar armor!

But as the Torment unleash a wrath unlike anything the galaxy has seen, even Earth’s most powerful protector will find himself hopelessly outmatched. With humanity standing on the brink of extinction, X-O Manowar must turn to his greatest adversary for help – the savage Commander Trill!

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and acclaimed artists Joe Bennet (52) and Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil) make history across the cosmos as Valiant’s flagship series marches toward a planet-shaking finale!

Plus: The X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY continues right here! Each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING” comes bagged with one of 50 micro-prints – featuring artwork from a who’s who of comic superstars – or even one-of-a-kind original art!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 27 (FOC – 7/4/16)

 

XO_048_001

XO_048_002

XO_048_003

XO_048_004

XO_048_005-006

XO_048_COVER-A_KANO

XO_048_COVER-B_JIMENEZ

XO_048_COVER-C_PHAM

XO_048_VARIANT_SILAS

XO_048_VARIANT_DAVILA

––

DIVINITY2_004_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICDIVINITY II #4 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY161903)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (MAY161904)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (MAY161905)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (MAY161906)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (MAY161907)

DIVINITY vs. DIVINITY!

Myshka’s plot to reengineer the globe in Russia’s favor is all but complete. Will Abram Adams – the god-like being now called Divinity – stand against his former comrade…or, together, will they reshape the world as we know it with hammer and sickle in hand?

The sold-out sci-fi epic that redefined the Valiant Universe charges into a showdown for the fate of reality itself as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) reach a defining moment for comics’ most captivating new hero!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JULY 27 (FOC – 7/4/16)

 

DIVINITY2_004_001

 

DIVINITY2_004_002

 

DIVINITY2_004_003

 

DIVINITY2_004_004

 

DIVINITY2_004_005

 

DIVINITY2_004_006

 

DIVINITY2_004_COVER-A_DJURDJEVIC

 

DIVINITY2_004_COVER-B_MULLER

 

DIVINITY2_004_VARIANT_HENRY

 

DIVINITY2_004_VARIANT_LOTAY

 

DIVINITY2_004_VARIANT_GORHAM

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

 


Valiant Sponsors Pokémon Go Lures at Comic Shops Nationwide – Beginning Today!

The largest and most acclaimed independent superhero universe in comics is joining forces with the most popular mobile game of the year to transform your local comic shop into a red-hot PokéStop!

Valiant is proud to announce that it is partnVALIANT_LOGOering with comics retailers nationwide for a special Pokémon Go sponsorship program designed to increase foot traffic and “lure” in new readers! Beginning today, join the excitement as your local comic shop transforms into your next PokéStop when Valiant drops Pokémon Go Lures at a slate of specially designated comic book retailers! As the elusive Pokémon populate each newly active PokéStop for a limited time, comics fans and mobile gamers can come together at 11 U.S. retailers – stretching coast to coast from New York to California – for a one-of-a-kind Pokémon Go experience sponsored exclusively by Valiant Entertainment!

Then: Swing by each designated comic shop PokéStop to survey Valiant’s renowned slate of comics and trade paperbacks that racked up a record-setting 50 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards, including FAITH, BLOODSHOT REBORN, X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and more! Stay tuned to the official Valiant Twitter account (@ValiantComics) throughout the week as Valiant rolls out its limited-time lure drops at these comic book shops across the country:

Bulletproof Comics
4506 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11219

Carmine Street Comics
34 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

Comickaze Comics Books and More
Madison Square Shopping Center
5517 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Hi De Ho Comics
1431 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Level Up Entertainment
Hamilton Mall, 4403 E Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Meltdown Comics & Collectibles
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038

Midtown Comics Grand Central
459 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017

Midtown Comics Time Square
200 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

This summer, your favorite superhero universe is helping you catch them all! As one of the biggest mobile games in history reaches its next astounding level, head to your local comic shop to pump up your Pokémon and Valiant comics collections!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

VALIANT_LOGO

Hillary Clinton Joins Valiant’s High-Flying Heroine for FAITH #5 – A History-Making Election Milestone Coming in November!

Faith Issue 5_Hillary Special_mock-up_v4.inddComics Legend Louise Simonson Officiates a Historic Election Special Featuring the Breakout Comic Book Hero of 2016 Alongside the First Female Democratic Presidential Nominee

In advance of San Diego Comic-Con 2016, Valiant is proud to announce that Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for President of the United States, will join forces with Faith “Zephyr” Herbert on November 2nd in FAITH #5 – a history-making, 48-page election special teaming the leading female hero in comics today with the first female nominee from a major political party for a special tale written by comics legend Louise Simonson with art by FAITH‘s own Pere Perez!

On November 2nd, just days before Election Day 2016, legendary writer Louise Simonson and Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Perez present history in the making with a presidential milestone like no other! Faith Herbert, star of the highest selling independent superhero debut of 2016, is a shining beacon of optimism in a challenging world. Her day job as a blogger and journalist is about to bring Faith face to face with Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton…but it’s her daring alter ego as Los Angeles’ leading superhero that will have to save the day when a new threat emerges to imperil a pivotal moment that has all of America watching!

“[Faith] is so positive and she’s very much what I think a hero should be,” writer Louise Simonson told The Washington Post. “I wrote Superman for a while and — she’s almost in her soul, she is like the female Superman. [Writer Jody Houser]’s work is wonderful on this book, but I was glad they would let me play just a little bit in this particular sandbox.”

“There is no other character in comics quite like Faith, and it’s no surprise that she has captured imaginations worldwide to become the leading superhero of 2016,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Valiant’s mission has always been to reflect the reality around us through the lens of comic book storytelling. Faith is the perfect embodiment of a comic book character that dares to defy the traditional norms of who or what a hero can be. That’s a message that can resonate with anyone, anywhere, at any time and has taken on even greater significance as America prepares for a historic election this November.”

Plus, also coming in the oversized, 48-page FAITH #5 election special: Faith’s adventures continue with an all-new lead story by the ongoing creative team of writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and new series artists Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells), as well as an exclusive prelude to HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – featuring the long-awaited return of Faith’s beloved superteam – by writer Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Eisner Award-winning artist Colleen Doran (The Sandman)!

With covers by Eisner Award-winning superstar Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT, Daredevil), Harvey Award nominee Clayton Henry (SAVAGE), new ongoing FAITH interior artist Meghan Hetrick (Uncanny Avengers), and more, join an all-star cast of Valiant’s greatest talents on November 2nd in FAITH #5 as the leading heroine in comics today joins forces with Hillary Clinton for a landmark comics event!

Created by former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter (Secret Wars) and Eisner Award-winning writer and artist David Lapham (Stray Bullets) in Valiant’s acclaimed HARBINGER series in 1992, Faith has long been a central icon of Valiant’s award-winning publishing line. Then, in January 2016, Faith took her long-awaited, much-demanded first step toward solo stardom with FAITH #1 (of 4) – a groundbreaking debut that quickly became the first and biggest breakout hit of the New Year from any major comics publisher. In the months since, Faith’s first solo adventure has garnered near-universal critical acclaim; generated attention from a host of international media outlets, including The Atlantic, The A.V. Club, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, The Independent, MTV, The New York Times, NPR, PBS Newshour, People, Seventeen, Today, Vox, The Washington Post, and dozens more; and become the first series of 2016 to reach a much-vaunted fifth printing – making it one of only a handful of hit series in the past decade to achieve that pivotal benchmark of fan and commercial demand.

Faith’s unprecedented streak of history-making achievements continues this Wednesday, July 20th with the release of her first ongoing series in the all-new FAITH #1 – a first issue that has already rocketed onward to become the highest selling superhero debut of the year from any independent publisher in the industry today.

An award-winning writer and editor with more than 40 years of experience, Louise Simonson is one of the most respected and tenured female creators in comics history. With lengthy and acclaimed runs on some of comics’ most influential series, including New Mutants, Superman: The Man of Steel, and X-Factor, Simonson has co-created a host of enduring characters, including Apocalypse, Cable, and Power Pack for Marvel Entertainment and Doomsday and Steel for DC Entertainment. FAITH #5 will be her first work for Valiant Entertainment.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

###

About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films.

 

Faith Issue 5_Hillary Special_mock-up_v4.indd


First Look: BRITANNIA #1 – The World’s First Detective Challenges Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September!

BRITANNIA_001_COVER-A_NORDOn the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery…

Valiant is proud to present your first fully lettered look inside BRITANNIA #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new, prestige-format limited series from comics master Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Detective Comics) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK)! On September 21st, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues here as Antonius Axia, the ancient world’s first detective, takes a psychological journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed that could destroy not only his humanity, but the very empire he has sworn to uphold…

Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay…

“I see this story as kind of Gladiator meets Druid-era Alien, and that sets the tone. Any story that has Nero and all his excesses, alongside the brutality of Roman Imperial oppression and mashes this with dark magic and horror must have a degree of darkness to it,” writer Peter Milligan told ComicBook.com. “But there’s a lot of humanity in there too… I think this mix of the real and the fabulous, the dark and the amusing, makes it unlike most stories set in the ancient world.”

On September 21st, Peter Milligan and Juan Jose Ryp push “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” beyond Rome’s farthest borders and into uncharted territory for BRITANNIA #1 – featuring covers by masterful artists Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark), Ryan Lee (Inhuman), and Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son)!

Then, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

BRITANNIA #1 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by ANDRES GUINALDO
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99| 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale SEPTEMBER 21 (FOC – 9/29/16)

 

BRITANNIA_001_001

 

BRITANNIA_001_002

 

BRITANNIA_001_003

 

BRITANNIA_001_004

 

BRITANNIA_001_005

 

BRITANNIA_001_COVER-A_NORD

 

BRITANNIA_001_COVER-B_LAROSA

 

FUTURE-OF-VALIANT_POSTER


BCW Unveils Official Valiant Universe Short Comic Boxes!

BCW_VALIANT-SHORT-COMIC-BOX_001In stores and online now… From X-O Manowar to Bloodshot to Ninjak and Faith, Valiant’s greatest heroes are leaping out your comics collection and into an awe-inspiring new line of solid, sturdy and eye-grabbing comics storage boxes from BCW!

Valiant is proud to present an all-new collaboration with BCW — the world’s leading hobby supplies manufacturer — for all-new Valiant Universe Short Comic Boxes! For the first time ever, the Valiant Universe’s award-winning roster of characters surround BCW’s trusted comic book short storages boxes with an awe-inspiring wraparound design illustrated by blockbuster artist Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR, NINJAK) – complete with an eye-catching print of Valiant’s iconic logo on the top storage lid!

Looming at 10.75 inches high, 15.75 inches long, and 7.5 inches wide, these specially printed short boxes can contain a universe’s worth of adventures with a capacity of 150-175 comics! And with double-walled, corrugated cardboard material as strong as the X-O Manowar armor itself, the Valiant Universe Short Comic Box will keep your comics collection safe from threats looming in this world, the Deadside, or realms beyond! These boxes are also as stackable as they are strong, letting any fan keep their growing Valiant comic book collection organized and compact with easy to transport handles! Don’t miss BCW’s full list of features, including:

  • Officially licensed artwork from Valiant Comics
  • Double thickness walls, handles, and bottom
  • Completely stackable
  • Holds 150-175 Comics
  • Exterior Dimensions (WxHxD): 7 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 15 3/4
  • Weighs 1.33 lbs

Available in stores and online now for only $12.15 per box, no Valiant fan can afford to miss this unique and stylish collectible! Bring your collection to life as Valiant’s arsenal of iconic heroes leap off the page and into a staggering display item like none other with BCW’s Valiant Universe Short Comic Box!

###

About BCW:

BCW provides the best boxes, bags, sleeves, cases, and other supplies to protect, store, and display your collectibles. BCW products are available at hobby shops, web retailers, and directly from the manufacturer at www.bcwsupplies.com.

Find more information at www.bcwsupplies.com or follow us on Facebook (BCWSupplies) or Twitter (@bcwsupplies).

About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

BCW_VALIANT-SHORT-COMIC-BOX_004

 

BCW_VALIANT-SHORT-COMIC-BOX_003

 


SDCC 2016: Valiant’s Jody Houser Flies into the FAITH #1 SOCAL GAMES & COMICS SIGNING TOUR – Every Day at San Diego Comic-Con 2016!

FAITH_ONGOING_001_VARIANT-SOCAL_HETRICKExclusive SoCal Games & Comics Variant by Artist Meghan Hetrick to Accompany Faith’s Stratospheric Ongoing Series Debut

This July, Faith’s spotlight-stealing tour of the comics industry is hitting new heights…and San Diego’s own SoCal Games & Comics is joining in with an exclusive FAITH #1 variant cover and signing spree, only at Comic-Con International!

Valiant is proud to announce that it has partnered with SoCal Games & Comics for the FAITH #1 SoCal SDCC Variant by rising star Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn, Joker’s Daughter) available exclusively at Comic-Con International in San Diego! From Thursday, July 21st to Sunday, July 24th, fly over to SoCal Games & Comics’ booth #832 to pick up your copy and take part in the official FAITH #1 SoCal Games & Comics SDCC Signing Tour – featuring FAITH series writer and rising star Jody Houser appearing each day at the following times:

Thursday, July 21st
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PT

Friday, July 22nd
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT

Saturday, July 23rd
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PT

Sunday, July 24th
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PT

Then, buckle up for the best-selling independent superhero debut of 2016 as Jody Houser joins Harvey Award nominee Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Russ Manning Award nominee Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells), and Eisner Award winner Colleen Doran (The Sandman) for FAITH #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of Faith’s long-awaited ongoing series! From The New York Times and The Atlantic to The Guardian and The Huffington Post to Today and People, find out why Faith is the singular superhero grabbing the spotlight worldwide – and why Valiant’s reputation for quality storytelling is unrivaled anywhere in the comic book industry today!

In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and, even worse, celebrities, there is only one woman the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and dedicated crime-fighter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence – like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance boyfriend half a world away, and the missing back issues that plague her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, Faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out once and for all! But who is lurking behind the mask of her new foe…and could they be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless?

This July, don’t miss the breakout series of 2016 with FAITH #1 – then step up to meet Jody Houser each day at Comic-Con International for the FAITH #1 SOCAL GAMES & COMICS SIGNING TOUR, only at SoCal Games & Comics (#832)!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

FAITH #1 (ONGOING)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE & COLLEEN DORAN
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (MAY161849)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY161850)
Cover C by CARY NORD (MAY161851)
Cover D by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (MAY161852)
Valiant Emoji Variant by SWYFT MEDIA (MAY161853)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ (MAY161854)
Interlocking Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (MAY161856)
Variant Cover by KANO (MAY161857)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER (MAY161858)
Blank Cover also available (MAY161855)
$3.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 20 (FOC – 6/27/16)

FAITH_ONGOING_001_VARIANT-SOCAL_HETRICK

 

Faith Issue 1 Covers_OGS.indd


SDCC 2016: Valiant and CBLDF Reveal FAITH #1 SDCC Liberty Variant by Acclaimed Artist Ronald Wimberly – Debuting at San Diego Comic-Con!

FAITH-ONGOING_001_VARIANT-SDCC_WIMBERLYAs revealed today at The A.V. Club, Valiant is proud to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) with the FAITH #1 SDCC Liberty Variant – a limited edition release of the FIRST ISSUE of Faith “Zephyr” Herbert’s history-making ongoing series! Featuring a brand-new cover by Glyph Comics Award-winning artist Ronald Wimberly (Prince of Cats, She-Hulk), the FAITH #1 SDCC Liberty Variant will debut on Wednesday, July 20th exclusively at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California and will be limited to 1,000 copies.

Written by rising star Jody Houser (Orphan Black) with artwork by Harvey Award nominee Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Russ Manning Award nominee Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) – plus a special guest appearance by Eisner Award winner and comics icon Colleen Doran (The Sandman) – this exclusive edition of FAITH #1‘s much-anticipated 48-page debut features Wimberly’s first-ever cover artwork for Valiant Entertainment and continues the ascendent hero’s adventures from the pages of her five-time sold-out limited series and into a much anticipated monthly series. From The New York Times and The Atlantic to The Guardian and The Huffington Post to Today and People, find out why Faith is the singular hero grabbing the spotlight worldwide – and why her first ongoing series is already making waves as the most successful superhero debut of 2016 from any independent publisher in comics today!

In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and, even worse, celebrities, there is only one woman the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and dedicated crime-fighter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence – like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance boyfriend half a world away, and the missing back issues that plague her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, Faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out once and for all! But who is lurking behind the mask of her new foe…and could they be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless?

Wimberly’s FAITH #1 SDCC Liberty Variant will be available exclusively at the CBLDF’s booth (#1918) inside the San Diego Convention Center and via the CBLDF website (cbldf.org). All proceeds will directly benefit the First Amendment legal and education work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, an organization that works to protect the freedom to read.

Series writer Jody Houser will appear at the CBLDF’s booth (#1918) for two signings during Comic-Con International 2016. The first, on Thursday, July 21st, will begin at 12:30 pm PT sharp; the second, on Saturday, July 23rd, will begin at 1 pm PT sharp.

Valiant Entertainment has been a supporter of CBLDF since 2012, and a Corporate Member of the Fund since 2013. This marks the third variant cover Valiant has created as a Comic-Con International exclusive for the Fund.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

###

About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights on which our community depends. Please support our important work! http://cbldf.org

About Valiant Entertainment

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films.

FAITH-ONGOING_001_VARIANT-SDCC_WIMBERLY

 

CBLDF_LOGO

 

 

 

 


Valiant’s FAITH #1 Soars as 2016′s Number-One Independent Superhero Debut, Expands to a Colossal 48 Pages

FAITH_ONGOING_001_COVER-A_WADAFaith’s Landmark Ongoing Launch to Pull Double Duty with “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” Sneak Preview – Featuring GENERATION ZERO, BRITANNIA, BLOODSHOT U.S.A. and More!

Valiant is proud to announce that FAITH #1 – the hotly anticipated FIRST ISSUE of Faith “Zephyr” Herbert’s history-making ongoing series and the lead title of “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative – has topped more than 30,000 copies in pre-orders and counting, making it the most successful independent superhero debut of the year!

Soaring out of the pages of her highly publicized and five-time sold-out limited series, Faith’s adventures as Los Angeles’ most popular superhero continue on July 20th in FAITH #1 – an all-new jumping-on point from breakout writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic), Harvey Award nominee Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Russ Manning Award nominee Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells), alongside a never-before-seen origin sequence featuring Eisner Award-winning artist and comics icon Colleen Doran (The Sandman)! From The New York Times and The Atlantic to The Guardian and The Huffington Post to Today and People, find out why Faith is the singular superhero grabbing the spotlight worldwide – and why Valiant’s reputation for quality storytelling is unrivaled anywhere in the comic book industry today!

In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and, even worse, celebrities, there is only one woman the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and dedicated crime-fighter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence – like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance boyfriend half a world away, and the missing back issues that plague her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, Faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out once and for all! But who is lurking behind the mask of her new foe…and could they be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless?

Plus: To celebrate Faith’s stunning accomplishment as the leading independent superhero of 2016, Valiant is expanding FAITH #1‘s already jam-packed line-up to a massive 48 pages that will also include “THE FUTURE OF VALIANTSneak Preview – a specially manufactured, 20-page flipbook insert spotlighting an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events! Officially kicking off with FAITH #1 on July 20th, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez & Marguerite Sauvage in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

“At every turn, Faith has shattered expectations and defied convention to become, far and away, the breakout hero of 2016,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Now, as she makes the long-awaited leap into her first monthly series, Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage and Colleen Doran have accomplished something extraordinary and rocketed Faith toward her greatest accomplishment yet. There is no better character to launch the next great wave of Valiant titles, and now every new reader of FAITH #1 can find out why ‘THE FUTURE OF VALIANT’ is bright indeed.”

It all starts right here on July 20th, only in FAITH #1 – featuring covers by comics luminaries Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (DIVINITY), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Emanuela Lupacchino (Superwoman), Pere Perez (HARBINGER WARS), Kano (Gotham Central), and Colleen Coover (Bandette)! Don’t miss a moment as all-star creators Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran present comic book history in the making in FAITH #1 – and launch “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” in full force!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblrInstagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant Merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

FAITH #1 (ONGOING)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE & COLLEEN DORAN
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (MAY161849)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY161850)
Cover C by CARY NORD (MAY161851)
Cover D by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (MAY161852)
Valiant Emoji Variant by SWYFT MEDIA (MAY161853)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ (MAY161854)
Interlocking Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (MAY161856)
Variant Cover by KANO (MAY161857)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER (MAY161858)
Blank Cover also available (MAY161855)
$3.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 20 (FOC – 6/27/16)

FAITH_ONGOING_001_COVER-A_WADA

FAITH_OG_001_001

FAITH_OG_001_002

FAITH_OG_001_003

FAITH_OG_001_004

FAITH_OG_001_005

FAITH_OG_001_006

FAITH_OG_001_007

FAITH_OG_001_008

FAITH_OG_001_009

FAITH_OG_001_010

 

FAITH_OG_001_011

 

FAITH_OG_001_012

 

FAITH_OG_001_013

 

FAITH_OG_001_014

 

FAITH_OG_001_015

 

FAITH_OG_001_016

 

FAITH_OG_001_017

 

FAITH_OG_001_011.5

 

FAITH_OG_001_018

 

FAITH_OG_001_019

 

FAITH_OG_001_020

 

FAITH_OG_001_021

 

FAITH_OG_001_022


Lettered Preview Debut: “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” Deploys GENERATION ZERO #1 with Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela – Coming in August!

GENZERO_001_COVER-A_MOONEYReady… Set… Riot! This August, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with a daring new ongoing series for Valiant’s volatile team of teenaged walking warheads!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of GENERATION ZERO #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the next must-read monthly series from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative! On August 24th, brace for impact when New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Amazing Spider-Man) and blockbuster artist Francis Portela (FAITH) launch four highly specialized superhuman soldiers – Animalia, Cloud, Cronus, and The Telic – into their most dangerous mission yet: high school!

If you have a problem… If your parents won’t help… And if your cause is worthy… Log onto network #ZERO… because Generation Zero is listening.

Years ago, the children of the experimental strike team known as Generation Zero were taken from their families by Project Rising Spirit, a private weapons contractor, and raised to be psychic soldiers. After years of taking orders, they have fought for and won their freedom. Now, the world’s most wanted teenagers have pledged to protect each other tooth and claw, while using their extraordinary abilities to right wrongs for a generation without a future… To fight for kids, just like them.

One of those kids is Keisha Sherman, whose boyfriend just turned up dead after a suspicious car crash in Rook, Michigan – a newly booming tech town that sprang from rags to super-riches seemingly overnight. When Keisha makes a desperate plea into her webcam, the local high school suddenly finds itself with several unusual new students… But as word of Generation Zero’s presence spreads rapidly through the halls, this tempestuous band of teenage upstarts is about to discover that they’re far from the most extraordinary thing lurking behind Rook’s stainless-steel facade…

On August 24th, Fred Van Lente and Francis Portela bring “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” careening towards a dangerous new turning point in GENERATION ZERO #1 – featuring covers by Stephen Mooney (Half-Past Danger), Tom Muller (DIVINITY), Pere Perez (FAITH), Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark), Kano (Swamp Thing), and Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)!

Then, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez & Marguerite Sauvage in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblrInstagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant Merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

GENERATION ZERO #1 (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY (JUN161874)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JUN161875)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ (JUN161876)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUN161878)
Variant Cover by KANO (JUN161879)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUN161880)
Blank Cover Also Available (JUN161877)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th (FOC – 8/1/16)

 

GENZERO_001_001

 

GENZERO_001_002

 

GENZERO_001_003

 

GENZERO_001_004

 

GENZERO_001_005

 

GENZERO_001_COVER-A_MOONEY

 

GENZERO_001_COVER-B_MULLER

 

GENZERO_001_VARIANT-CGC_PEREZ

 

GENZERO_001_VARIANT_KANO

 

THE-FUTURE-OF-VALIANT_POSTER


Valiant Entertainment Leads 2016 Harvey Awards as Year’s Most Nominated Publisher

unnamed (1)A Total of 50 Nominations for Series Including BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY, NINJAK, THE VALIANT, and Many More

The nominations are in for the 2016 Harvey Awards…and, for the second year running, Valiant is leading the ballot as the most nominated publisher in the industry today!

With 50 nominations spanning nearly every eligible category for the 2016 Harvey Awards, Valiant is honored to congratulate its creators and staff on Valiant’s status as the single most nominated comic book publisher of the year! Valiant’s BLOODSHOT REBORN – the ongoing monthly series by Jeff Lemire, Mico Suayan, and David Baron – also reigns as the year’s single most nominated title with eight nominations, including “Best Writer,” “Best Artist,” “Best New Series,” “Best Continuing or Limited Series,” “Best Single Issue,” and more.

Further Valiant nominations also include some of the past year’s most acclaimed ongoing monthly titles, limited series, and standalone events, including DIVINITY by Matt Kindt, Trevor Hairsine, Ryan Winn and David Baron; NINJAK by Matt Kindt, Clay Mann, Butch Guice, Seth Mann, and Ulises Arreola; THE VALIANT by Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera; BOOK OF DEATH by Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, Doug Braithwaite, David Baron, and Brian Reber; and IVAR, TIMEWALKER by Fred Van Lente, Clayton Henry, and Brian Reber; as well as select backlist releases, such as the ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE COMPLETE CLASSIC OMNIBUS oversized hardcover and QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST & BRIGHT VOL. 1: KLANG trade paperback collection.

This is the second year in a row that Valiant has led the Harvey Award nominations. In 2015, the publisher led the pack with 20 nominations for series including ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, ARMOR HUNTERS, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, RAI, and more. In 2014, Valiant also posted a total of 16 nominations, including eight for that year’s most nominated series, QUANTUM AND WOODY by James Asmus, Tom Fowler, and Jordie Bellaire.

Since the launch of Valiant Entertainment in 2012, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most critically acclaimed publishers in the comics today. Just seven months after its initial launch, the company received a highly coveted Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year – the fastest any publisher in the history of comics has done so before or since. In the years since, Valiant has continued to accrue awards, nominations, and critical accolades from all corners, and today, its comics consistently rate among the best reviewed anywhere in the industry.

“The Harvey Awards are one of the industry’s highest honors, and Valiant is humbled to be recognized for outstanding performance in such a grand fashion by a body of our peers,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “We owe a heartfelt congratulations to our incredibly gifted and diligently hardworking creators – the writers, pencilers, inkers, colorists, letterers, and designers – that have worked steadfastly to make Valiant’s comics some of the most acclaimed in the industry today. This is a testament to their dedication, their vision, and, above all, their extraordinary talent. ”

Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. They will be presented September 3rd, 2016 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.

Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators – those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit, or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. They are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.

Valiant Entertainment is honored to be considered in the following categories:

BEST LETTERER

Dave Lanphear, DIVINITY, Valiant Entertainment
Patricia Martin, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant Entertainment
Dave Sharpe, NINJAK, Valiant Entertainment

BEST COLORIST

Ulises Arreola, NINJAK, Valiant Entertainment
David Baron, DIVINITY, Valiant Entertainment
Brian Reber, X-O MANOWAR, Valiant Entertainment

BEST INKER

Seth Mann, NINJAK, Valiant Entertainment
Tom Palmer, BLOODSHOT REBORN, Valiant Entertainment
Joe Rivera, THE VALIANT, Valiant Entertainment
Ryan Winn, DIVINITY, Valiant Entertainment

BEST NEW SERIES

BLOODSHOT REBORN, Valiant Entertainment

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT

Raul Allen, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant Entertainment
Robert Gill, BOOK OF DEATH, Valiant Entertainment

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE!, Valiant Entertainment
Elliott Kalan, UNITY #25, Valiant Entertainment
Michael Kupperman, UNITY #25, Valiant Entertainment
Rafer Roberts, X-O MANOWAR #38, Valiant Entertainment
Fred Van Lente, IVAR, TIMEWALKER, Valiant Entertainment

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

BLOODSHOT REBORN VOL. 1: COLORADO TP, Valiant Entertainment
DIVINITY DELUXE EDITION HC, Valiant Entertainment
IVAR, TIMEWALKER VOL. 1: MAKING HISTORY TP, Valiant Entertainment
NINJAK VOL. 1: WEAPONEER TP, Valiant Entertainment
THE VALIANT DELUXE EDITION HC, Valiant Entertainment

SPECIAL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

BLOODSHOT REBORN, Rian Hughes, Jeff Lemire, Warren Simons, Kyle Andrukiewicz, Valiant Entertainment
BOOK OF DEATH, Tom Muller, Dylan Todd, Warren Simons, and Travis Escarfullery, Valiant Entertainment
DIVINITY, Tom Muller, Warren Simons, Dylan Todd, and Matt Kindt, Valiant Entertainment
NINJAK, Rian Hughes, Tom Muller, Matt Kindt, Warren Simons, and Tom Brennan, Valiant Entertainment
THE VALIANT, Rian Hughes, Paolo Rivera, Dylan Todd, Warren Simons, and Kyle Andrukiewicz, Valiant Entertainment

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE COMPLETE CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC, Valiant Entertainment
QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST & BRIGHT VOL. 1: KLANG TP, Valiant Entertainment
QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST & BRIGHT VOL. 2: SWITCH TP, Valiant Entertainment
QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST & BRIGHT VOL. 3: AND SO… TP, Valiant Entertainment

BEST COVER ARTIST

Raul Allen, IVAR, TIMEWALKER, Valiant Entertainment
Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, DIVINITY, Valiant Entertainment
David Lafuente, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant Entertainment
Lewis LaRosa, NINJAK, Valiant Entertainment
Paolo Rivera, THE VALIANT, Valiant Entertainment

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

BLOODSHOT REBORN, Valiant Entertainment
BOOK OF DEATH, Valiant Entertainment
DIVINITY, Valiant Entertainment
NINJAK, Valiant Entertainment

BEST WRITER

Jeff Lemire, BLOODSHOT REBORN, Valiant Entertainment

BEST ARTIST

Mico Suayan, BLOODSHOT REBORN, Valiant Entertainment

BEST CARTOONIST

Matt Kindt, UNITY #25, Valiant Entertainment
Michael Kupperman, UNITY #25, Valiant Entertainment
Rafer Roberts, X-O MANOWAR #38, Valiant Entertainment

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

BLOODSHOT REBORN #1, Valiant Entertainment
BOOK OF DEATH #1, Valiant Entertainment
WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1, Valiant Entertainment
THE VALIANT #4, Valiant Entertainment

Thank you to all that have already participated by submitting a nomination ballot. Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by August 8th, 2016. Full submission instructions can be found on the final ballot. Winners will be revealed during the Harvey Awards ceremony at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con on September 3rd, 2016.

For more information on the Harvey Awards, visit www.harveyawards.org