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VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE SERIES Returns for SECRET WEAPONS #1 by Eric Heisserer & Raul Allen – On Sale June 28th!

SW_001_COVER-A_ALLENValiant is proud to announce that the publisher’s limited-edition line of VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE SERIES (VVSS) editions will return on June 28th for SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the MUST-READ new series from Academy Award-Nominated writer Eric Heisserer (screenwriter of the international smash-hit ARRIVAL and the upcoming BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER feature films from Sony Pictures) and visionary artist Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) with Patricia Martin (BLOODSHOT REBORN)!



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In stores June 28th, the SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE SERIES edition will feature virgin cover art by artist Raul Allen and will come hand-signed in gold ink by writer Eric Heisserer. Additionally, each copy of the SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE SERIES edition will come complete with a Certificate of Authenticity witnessed and signed by Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani and Publisher Fred Pierce and will feature an official VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE SERIES seal embossed on the front cover.

Established in 1993 with the release of RAI AND THE FUTURE FORCE #9, the VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE SERIES is a high-end, special treatment given to limited-edition copies of some of Valiant’s most prominent releases – issued and authenticated by Valiant itself and signed by members of each series’ respective creative team. The VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE SERIES was a hallmark of the original Valiant Universe and would go on to adorn some of the publisher’s most renowned releases with signatures from legendary industry talents, including Sean Chen, Dick Giordano, Bob Layton, John Ostrander, Don Perlin, Bart Sears, and more.

“It is Valiant’s distinct honor to return to one of our most fondly remembered traditions with the newly revitalized VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE SERIES,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “From our very first release, X-O MANOWAR #1 in 2012, the Valiant fans have been demanding the return of the VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE SERIES. This summer, SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) will be of the utmost importance to the Valiant Universe at large, making it the perfect title to lead the reintroduction of this line.”

The SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE SERIES edition will be strictly limited to the number of qualifying retailer orders. Contact your local retailer today to reserve your copy.

Be there on June 28th as Eric Heisserer, Raul Allen, and Patricia Martin introduce Livewire to a newfound generation of heroes with one of the year’s most consequential and gripping adventures in SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – an all-new, Valiant Prestige format limited series putting Valiant’s electrifying heroine in command of an extraordinary new team!

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…

Jump on board here to find out why SECRET WEAPONS #1 – the first game-changing comics collaboration from the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of ARRIVAL and the visionary art team behind WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR – is already being heralded as one of the year’s most stunning new series:

“[SECRET WEAPONS] could shake up comics… [Livewire] is the ideal character for [Heisserer] to focus on after his Academy Award-nominated ARRIVAL screenplay.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“[SECRET WEAPONS] looks amazing.” – Entertainment Weekly

“Some of [Heisserer’s] most ambitious work.” – MTV

“[Heisserer] is set to make a splash in the comic book world.” – Blastr

“We’re stoked on [SECRET WEAPONS] and can’t wait to see what Eric Heisserer, Raul Allen, and colorist Patricia Martin are cooking up… This is a match made in heaven.” – Nerdist

Featuring covers from Raul Allen (NINJAK), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil), and Bryan Hitch (The Authority), masterclass storytellers Eric Heisserer and Raul Allen begin the summer’s most talked-about adventure on June 28th, only in SECRET WEAPONS #1 – presented in the deluxe VALIANT PRESTIGE format!

Plus: Reserve your copies of Livewire’s much-anticipated solo debut in advance with the SECRET WEAPONS #1–4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – spanning the complete, VALIANT PRESTIGE-format limited series! 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!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (APR172108)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (APR172109)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (APR172112)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (APR172113)
VVSS Edition Cover by RAÚL ALLÉN (INDIVIDUALLY SIGNED BY ERIC HEISSERER) (FEB178016)
Blank Cover Also Available (APR172111)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JUNE 28th

SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Covers by CLAYTON HENRY (APR172110)
$15.96 US [four issues] | 40 pgs. each | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+
SECRET WEAPONS #1 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale JUNE 28th (IOD – 4/27/17)
SECRET WEAPONS #2 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale JULY 19th (IOD – 4/27/17)
SECRET WEAPONS #3 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale AUGUST 16th (IOD – 4/27/17)
SECRET WEAPONS #4 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale SEPTEMBER 20th (IOD – 4/27/17)

 

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Comicpalooza 2017 – Valiant Comes to Houston with Programming, Panels, and More!

COMICPALOOZA_LOGOFrom Friday, May 12th through Sunday, May 14th, Valiant’s non-stop convention road show is coming to Houston, TX for Comicpalooza – and we’re bringing along a boatload of merchandise, programming, and panels to celebrate!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center at Publisher’s Pavilion booth #25 to experience the superhero universe that’s taking the comics industry by storm with a selection of paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, HARBINGER RENEGADE, NINJAK, QUANTUM & WOODY, SAVAGE and many more!

Then: Comicpalooza enters the stratosphere as Valiant joins forces with Texas’ own Space Cadets Collection Collection for the FAITH #10 SPACE CADETS COLLECTION COLLECTION VARIANT, featuring a cosplay photo cover by MDR Foto Art with model Korrine Walker! The FIRST ISSUE of “THE FAITHLESS” takes flight here in a sinister new jumping-on point as acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Star Wars: Rogue One) and stratospheric artists Joe Eisma (Archie, Morning Glories) and Marguerite Sauvage (Shade, The Changing Girl) send Valiant’s high-flying hero headlong into a deadly gauntlet against unstoppable adversaries hellbent on wreaking revenge and ruin! Exclusive available only at the Space Cadets Collection Collection booth #2711 [$10]. And don’t miss your chance to have Korrine Walker sign your copy at the Space Cadets Collection Collection booth on Saturday, May 13th!

Plus: Be sure to visit the phenomenal Valiant talent that’s storming into Comicpalooza all weekend long, including colorist David Baron (DIVINITY, BLOODSHOT REBORN)!

Then: Blast off from Houston and into the Valiant Universe on Saturday, May 13th at 1:30 p.m. CT with 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 to find out where to start!

Finally: See the action-packed future that lies ahead for your favorite superheroes on Sunday, May 14th at 1:30 p.m. CT with the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation! The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and impactful comic book event of all time starts right here! Jump on board 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!

We’ll see you in Houston! And don’t miss a moment of the action as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through Virginia Beach, New York City, Denver, and more throughout the summer!

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!*

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

 

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First Look: BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Lemire, LaRosa & Suayan Lead Valiant’s Next Blockbuster Ongoing Series in September!

BSS_001_COVER-A_BODENHEIMAs revealed last week at the third annual #ValiantSummit in Los Angeles, Valiant is proud to present your first look inside BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the BLOCKBUSTER NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN, SAVAGE) & Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN)! On September 27th, to protect his true love and newborn daughter from the forces that made him a walking weapon, Valiant’s machine-made soldier will be forced to run his most dangerous mission yet…and begin a harrowing gauntlet of revenge and bloodshed that will forever redefine the course of Bloodshot’s present and future…

Spanning two timelines – the present day (with art by LaRosa) and the future (with art by Suayan) – Jeff Lemire’s best-selling, critically adored Bloodshot epic explodes with an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – featuring the essential introduction of Jessie, Bloodshot’s daughter and a new force in the Valiant Universe, following her first cameo appearance in the upcoming VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL, in stores this Free Comic Book Day!

Now: In the arms of his beloved girlfriend Magic, Bloodshot has finally found hope for the future…in the form of the couple’s unborn child. But when Magic’s estranged family – a cruel and sadistic clan of homegrown criminals – re-emerge to lay claim to their lost daughter, Bloodshot will be pushed back to the brink of madness, mayhem, and warfare…

Soon: Eight years from today, Bloodshot’s daughter has inherited her father’s incredible abilities. Hunted by a high-tech kill squad called Omen, Jessie must hone her powers…and learn how to survive before the world is swallowed whole by the darkness that now pervades America…

“[BLOODSHOT SALVATION] marks a big shift for Bloodshot. He is now a parent, and his mission and focus shifts to protecting Jessie from all the various factions hunting her,” writer Jeff Lemire told IGN. “SALVATION will build off of everything I did in Reborn, but it will not retread the same themes or events. It breaks new ground and takes the character on a whole new journey.”

On September 27th, the circle of time envelops Bloodshot’s present and future…and the fate of Valiant’s hard-fought hero runs red as Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa, and Mico Suayan ready a punishing jumping-on point for the most devastating superhero saga in comics today. Bloodshot – and the child he’d do anything to protect – leap into the firefight of their lives when one of 2017’s most anticipated new series begins in full force in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – featuring covers by Ryan Bodenheim (NINJAK, The Dying & The Dead) and Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates, Superman)!

Plus: Don’t miss the rest of Valiant’s major “ICONS” launches throughout 2017 with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events spanning the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes and top talents! Out of the record-setting success of X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the year’s best-selling series debut from any independent publisher – “ICONS” will continue throughout the year with one major new series launch each month, featuring the publisher’s most enduring heroes:

  • X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 by Matt Kindt & Tomas Giorello in March
  • BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in April
  • RAPTURE #1 by Matt Kindt & CAFU in May
  • SECRET WEAPONS #1 by Eric Heisserer & Raul Allen with Patricia Martin in June
  • FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 by Jody Houser, Stephen Segovia, Barry Kitson & Special Guests in July
  • [CLASSIFIED] #1 by [TOP SECRET] and [TOP SECRET] in August
  • BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 by Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa & Mico Suayan in September
  • ETERNITY #1 by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in October
  • NINJA-K #1 by Christos Gage & Tomas Giorello in November
  • QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1 by Daniel Kibblesmith & Kano in December

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA & MICO SUAYAN
Covers by RYAN BODENHEIM and KENNETH ROCAFORT
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 27th (FOC – 9/4/17)

 

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Valiant Spotlights SECRET WEAPONS #1 with Extended Preview in All May 2017 Titles

SW_001_COVER-A_ALLENDiscover 2017’s Most Anticipated New Series with Seven-Page Sneak Peek from Academy Award Nominee Eric Heisserer & Visionary Artist Raul Allen

Valiant is proud to announce that it will include an extended seven-page sequence from June’s SECRET WEAPONS #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the hotly anticipated limited series putting Livewire in command of an extraordinary new team of heroes – in all of its May 2017 titles!

On June 28th, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer – writer of the internationally acclaimed, smash-hit motion picture ARRIVAL, as well as Valiant’s upcoming HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT feature films from Sony Pictures – joins forces with Harvey Award-nominated artists Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Patricia Martin (BLOODSHOT REBORN) to bring Livewire and her squad of superhuman outcasts out of hiding…and onto the frontline of the Valiant Universe’s coming battle against the cybernetic hunter called Rex-O!

Now, before the first issue hits stands on June 28th, find out why SECRET WEAPONS #1 is one of the year’s most anticipated new series with an extended sneak preview in all of Valiant’s standard and Premium format series, including:

  • FAITH #11 (on sale May 3rd)
  • ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1 (on sale May 10th)
  • NINJAK #27 (on sale May 17th)
  • X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3 (on sale May 24th)
  • RAPTURE #1 (on sale May 24th)

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…

Jump on board here to find out why SECRET WEAPONS #1 – the first game-changing comics collaboration from the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of ARRIVAL and the visionary art team behind WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR – is already being heralded as one of the year’s most stunning new series:

“[SECRET WEAPONS] could shake up comics… [Livewire] is the ideal character for [Heisserer] to focus on after his Academy Award-nominated ARRIVAL screenplay.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“[SECRET WEAPONS] looks amazing.” – Entertainment Weekly

“Some of [Heisserer’s] most ambitious work.” – MTV

“[Heisserer] is set to make a splash in the comic book world.” – Blastr

“We’re stoked on [SECRET WEAPONS] and can’t wait to see what Eric Heisserer, Raul Allen, and colorist Patricia Martin are cooking up… This is a match made in heaven.” – Nerdist

Featuring covers from Raul Allen (NINJAK), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil), and Bryan Hitch (The Authority), master storytellers Eric Heisserer and Raul Allen begin the summer’s most talked-about adventure on June 28th, only in SECRET WEAPONS #1 – presented in the deluxe VALIANT PRESTIGE format! Then, look for a special extended preview, included at no extra cost in all of Valiant’s May 2017 titles!

Plus: Reserve your copies of Livewire’s much-anticipated solo debut in advance with the SECRET WEAPONS #1–4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – spanning the complete, VALIANT PRESTIGE-format limited series! 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!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (APR172108)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (APR172109)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (APR172112)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (APR172113)
Signed Virgin Art Variant by RAÚL ALLÉN (INDIVIDUALLY SIGNED BY ERIC HEISSERER) (FEB178016)
Blank Cover Also Available (APR172111)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JUNE 28th

SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Covers by CLAYTON HENRY (APR172110)
$15.96 US [four issues] | 40 pgs. each | VALIANT PRESTIGE | 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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Planet Comicon 2017 ­– Valiant Storms into Kansas City with Programs, Panels, and More!

PCC_GUIDE-2017_COVER_STRAHMFrom Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th, Valiant’s cross-country convention road show is planting its flag at Kansas City, MO for Planet Comicon – and we’re bringing along a non-stop line-up of merchandise, programming, and panels to celebrate!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside Kansas City’s Bartle Hall at booth #1523 to find out why readers everywhere have declared Valiant as their favorite superhero universe with a selection of paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, FAITH, HARBINGER RENEGADE, NINJAK, QUANTUM & WOODY, SAVAGE and many more! And don’t forget to grab your copy of the official Planet Comicon 2017 Event Guide, featuring an explosive cover by acclaimed artists Kyle Strahm (Spread) and Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight) uniting the Valiant Universe’s biggest icons!

Plus: Be sure to visit the phenomenal Valiant talent that’s charging into Planet Comicon all weekend long, including:

  • Colleen Doran (Artist, FAITH)
  • Matt Kindt (Writer, X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY)
  • B. Clay Moore (Writer, SAVAGE)

Then: Get to know one of the most celebrated superhero universes in comics today on Saturday, April 29th at 3:30 p.m. CT in room 2104 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!

We’ll see you in Kansas City! And don’t skip a second of the action as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through Houston; New York; Colorado; and more throughout the spring!

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!*

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

 

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Valiant Solicitations for JULY 2017 – FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 | HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 (NEW ARC! “MASSACRE”) | SECRET WEAPONS #2 | And More

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FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 (of 4)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and BARRY KITSON
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by KANO
Variant Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Variant Cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Blank Cover Also Available

A SPECTACULAR SUMMER EVENT! This summer, every second counts when acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Star Wars: Rogue One), explosive artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK, Action Comics), comics legend Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four), and special surprise guests push Faith into a centuries-spanning fight for existence alongside the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe…past, present, and future!

Faith “Zephyr” Herbert – former member of Unity, current Harbinger Renegade, and Los Angeles’ #1 superhero – is the universe’s last, best chance at survival! Centuries from today, a devious artificial intelligence has unleashed a blistering attack on the very foundations of time…one that is unwriting history from beginning to end! Now, with her options exhausted, Neela Sethi, Timewalker – the self-appointed protector of what is and will be – has returned to the 21st century to recruit Earth’s greatest champions of today and tomorrow to oppose this existential threat…and she needs Faith to lead them! But why Faith? And why now?

This July, fly to the farthest edges of the future in a death-defying race to save time itself, as Faith leads the charge alongside Valiant’s greatest heroes…and becomes a new legend for the ages!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 26

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HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 (ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “MASSACRE” – PART ONE)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON*
Cover B by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN
Wraparound Variant Cover by MARC LAMING
B&W Sketch Variant by DARICK ROBERTSON
Gold Foil Linewide Variant by MONIKA PALOSZ

Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) begin THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s seismic 2018 event – right here with a bang that will reverberate throughout the entire Valiant Universe…and claim the life of a major hero!

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.

The Harbinger Renegades. Livewire. Alexander Solomon. Generation Zero. Toyo Harada. Secret Weapons. Imperium. None of them are safe…and, when the smoke clears, a pivotal Valiant hero will become the first sacrifice of the massive Harbinger War that is to come.

*All covers for HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 will ship with a special advisory overlay.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 12

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SECRET WEAPONS #2 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH

Fully charged!

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer, writer of the international sensation Arrival, joins forces with Harvey Award-nominated artist Raúl Allén (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) for the next electrifying chapter in Valiant’s latest prestige format epic!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JULY 19

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) #5
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 NEAL ADAMS

Cosmic coup d’état!

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Dept. H) and blockbuster artist Doug Braithwaite (BLOODSHOT U.S.A.) send X-O Manowar charging into a visceral new battle as “GENERAL” continues to transform Valiant’s master warrior!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale JULY 26

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BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF #1
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by KHARI EVANS
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Variant Cover by BEN TIESMA
Variant Cover by RENATO GUEDES
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Even killing machines need a day off!

For the first time in over 30 years, two nanite-enhanced soldiers once controlled by Project Rising Spirit – codenames: “Tank Man” and “Viet Man” – have finally earned their freedom and some government-sanctioned downtime, courtesy of Uncle Sam. After enduring a lifetime of war, blood, and fore, all these two semi-retired commandos want is a little vacation. But how long can this pair of highly trained tourists unwind and enjoy the sights of New York City… before they find trouble in the city that never sleeps?

Leave the selfie stick at home as rising star Eliot Rahal (DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396, The Doorman) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans (HARBINGER, Harley Quinn) give these old soldiers the danger-filled day off they deserve…and celebrate Bloodshot’s silver anniversary with an action-packed tribute to the original BLOODSHOT #12!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On Sale JULY 5

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RAPTURE #3 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by J.G. JONES
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA
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Beware the lords of the Deadside!

Ninjak and Shadowman have launched an all-out assault against Babel – the ancient being determined to breach heaven – on the dark and decaying battlefields of the Deadside. But are the combined might of sword and shadow enough to stop this biblical force of nature…or will they need the help of an ancient and weary warrior whose power transcends their understanding? And as oblivion inches ever closer to Earth, Tama the Geomancer and Punk Mambo must step out of the darkness and halt Babel’s forces from infiltrating the land of the living as Valiant’s Shadowman-driven standalone event fight on!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 19

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BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #4 (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 LEIF JONES
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Death and the deity!

The horrifying truth behind Rome’s grisly string of murders has finally come to light… but will Antonius Axia and his mysterious new partner – the gladiator Achillia – be able to stomach it? It’s a race against the clock to stop a serial killer – who may very well be the vengeful spirit of Apollo himself — before it strikes again! But should Antonius and Achillia fail in their mission, they’ll condemn not only Rome…but those Antonius holds dear as well.

Visionary creators Peter Milligan (Shade, the Changing Man) and Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) bring the latest case for history’s first detective to a chilling close…and forever alter the history of civilization itself!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JULY 19

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NINJAK VOL. 6: THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE TPB
Written by MATT KINDT with KEVIN MAURER
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA with MARC LAMING and CAFU
Cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA

Darque destinies!

Master Darque – the sadistic lord of death and resurrection – yearns to be free once again, but first he must fight for his life. Darque is a target, his powers are weak, and his enemies know it. Now, Darque’s own former pupil and Ninjak’s ruthless arch-nemesis – the lethal assassin known as Roku – has gathered the Shadow Seven together again for the sole purpose of putting Darque down for good. And the only thing holding their uneasy alliance together is a mysterious benefactor from the shadows… someone who also goes by the name Darque…Everything has led to this… Out of the ashes of BOOK OF DEATH, Ninjak and Master Darque will collide in a punishing circle of death, destruction and hellfire!

Join New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE) and blistering artists Marc Laming (Planet Hulk) and Stephen Segovia (UNITY) here for a steel-hardened jumping-on point that will leave Valiant’s seven-time Harvey Award-nominated series forever scarred!

Collecting NINJAK #22–27.

$19.99 | 160 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 12
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-211-9

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GENERATION ZERO VOL. 2: HEROSCAPE TPB
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by DIEGO BERNARD with JAVIER PULIDO
Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP

Zeros to heroes!

Generation Zero managed to survive their first mission, and now duty has called on them to venture deep inside a perilous dimension only known as the Heroscape to see the world through a new set of eyes! They’ll discover their friends’ biggest secrets, their enemies’ darkest fears, and their town’s sinister connection to this imagination-fueled reality. But just because the Heroscape is imaginary, doesn’t mean it can’t kill you… And, from anime-inflected zombie hordes to psychedelic sci-fi warriors, all of Rook, Michigan’s most deeply buried fantasies are about to come roaring out of your daydreams!

Dream big because New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and acclaimed artists Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) and Javier Pulido (Daredevil) and are gearing up to send Valiant’s temperamental teenage time-bombs blasting out of the suburbs and into their most grisly adventure yet!

Collecting GENERATION ZERO #6–9.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 19
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-209-6

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X-O MANOWAR DELUXE EDITION BOOK 5 HC
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with JODY HOUSER, MATT KINDT, and FRED VAN LENTE
Art by JOE BENNET, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, ROBERT GILL, and CLAYTON HENRY with TOMÁS GIORELLO, ADAM GORHAM, MIKE MCKONE, PERE PÉREZ, and JAVIER PULIDO
Cover by MARCOS MARTIN

It’s here! The seismic final volume of X-O Manowar from New York Times best-selling writer and longtime scribe Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps) and extraordinary artists Robert Gill (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), alongside an all-star battalion of writers and artists from across X-O Manowar’s landmark run – now in deluxe, oversized hardcover!

For centuries, the sacred X-O Manowar has stood unrivaled as the universe’s most powerful weapon. Today, will it equal Earth’s doom? An unthinkable alien race known only as The Torment has come to our world in search of the armor’s secrets. Now, they stand opposed by Aric of Dacia – former slave, noble warrior, resolute king, and current master of the armor’s near-limitless capabilities. But are one man…and one weapon… enough to repel a force capable of leveling a thousand civilizations? A whole new era for X-O Manowar begins here…and you won’t believe what’s coming next!

Collecting X-O MANOWAR #43–50, X-O MANOWAR: COMMANDER TRILL #0, X-O MANOWAR 2016 ANNUAL #1, BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1, and 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1, along with more than 20 pages of rarely seen art and extras!

$39.99 | 368 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 26
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-215-7

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#ValiantSummit 2017: Matt Kindt & Doug Braithwaite to Helm HARBINGER WARS 2 #0 – Coming in December!

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As revealed during the #ValiantSummit 2017 event live from Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG studios in Los Angeles, Valiant Entertainment is proud to reveal that New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (X-O MANOWAR, ARMOR HUNTERS) will join forces for HARBINGER WARS 2 #0 – the opening salvo to Valiant’s game-changing crossover event of 2018! This December, join Kindt and Braithwaite as they lay the foundation for the biggest conflict the Valiant Universe has ever witnessed…and prepare its bravest heroes for the untold devastation that awaits!

Available only to readers who redeem all four mail-away coupons included inside HARBINGER RENEGADE #1-4, HARBINGER WARS 2 #0 is a standalone prelude that will reveal a secret chapter told in advance of 2018’s seismic event! Produced as a special reward for Valiant’s most faithful longtime readers, the events of HARBINGER WARS 2 #0 will be self-contained and will enhance, but not directly impact comprehension, of the primary storyline in 2018.

“Matt loves the Valiant Universe… He knows the clockwork that makes the whole thing tick,” Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani told ComicBook.com. “We are telling a story as big as any we’ve ever told before, and it’s going to have massive consequences and ramifications. So we need someone who is as inventive as Matt is, and who understands the clockwork of Valiant so well, that he can take it apart. That’s how big of a story we’re building here.”

Witness the cataclysmic events that set the impending conflict into motion with “MASSACRE” – a new, four-part jumping-on point beginning July 12th in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5! THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 starts here in a hailstorm of bloodshed and brutality as multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) present the harrowing, must-read Valiant story of the year…and claim the life of a major Valiant hero! As the brutal commandos of the H.A.R.D. Corps. lead an all-out assault on an American metropolis, one of Valiant’s most beloved heroes will pay the ultimate price…and the immediate and lasting ramifications of their death will send shockwaves across the Valiant Universe as THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 begins in full force!

WARNING: Please be advised – due to the shocking on-panel death in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5, Valiant will be taking the unprecedented step of wrapping each issue in a specially manufactured advisory overlay – complete with a clearly marked warning label – that will ship on all copies of the issue at no extra-added cost.

“The catastrophic events of “MASSACRE’ in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5, in which a major Valiant character dies, will have massive repercussions for not just that particular character, but for the entire political and social climate of our universe,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “How the universe moves on from there is an enormous, status quo changing event. And it’s going feed directly into HARBINGER WARS 2.”

Then, this December, Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite march the Valiant Universe to war – and prepare its heroes for the most impactful, world-colliding conflict they’ve ever faced! The crossover event of 2018 begins here in a punishing prelude of power and consequence, only in HARBINGER WARS 2 #0 – featuring an exclusive cover by superstar artist Clayton Crain (4001 A.D., X-O MANOWAR)!

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HARBINGER WAR 2 #0*
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
32 pgs| T+ | COMING IN DECEMBER!

*Available only by redeeming all four mail-away coupons included inside HARBINGER RENEGADE #1-4.

 

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#ValiantSummit 2017: Valiant Unveils a Staggering Line-Up of New Series Spanning 2017 with BLOODSHOT SALVATION, NINJA-K, QUANTUM AND WOODY!, and More!

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As revealed today during the #ValiantSummit 2017 event live from Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG studios in Los Angeles, Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce “ICONS” – an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events spanning the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes and top talents! Out of the record-setting success of X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the year’s best-selling series debut from any independent publisher – “ICONS” will continue throughout 2017 with one major new series launch each month, featuring the publisher’s most enduring heroes:

  • X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 by Matt Kindt & Tomas Giorello in March
  • BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in April
  • RAPTURE #1 by Matt Kindt & CAFU in May
  • SECRET WEAPONS #1 by Eric Heisserer & Raul Allen with Patricia Martin in June
  • FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 by Jody Houser, Stephen Segovia, Barry Kitson & Special Guests in July
  • [CLASSIFIED] #1 by [TOP SECRET] and [TOP SECRET] in August
  • BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 by Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa & Mico Suayan in September
  • ETERNITY #1 by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in October
  • NINJA-K #1 by Christos Gage & Tomas Giorello in November
  • QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1 by Daniel Kibblesmith & Kano in December

“X-O MANOWAR wasn’t just the launch of a new series, it was a statement of purpose,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Even before the first issue hit stands, the success of that series has emboldened Valiant and its creators to redouble our efforts and create what might just be our most high-profile roster of titles to date. Over the course of the coming year, Valiant has dedicated itself to bringing the same level of creative vision, formidable storytelling and intensive quality to each of its most important new series and most beloved characters – a process that began with X-O MANOWAR and will soon extend outward into FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, NINJA-K, QUANTUM AND WOODY! and some of our most exciting titles yet.”

“Valiant is fortunate to have a team of some of the most dedicated and talented creators anywhere in the industry manning the frontline of our universe, and, together, Valiant’s ‘ICONS’ have a very bright future indeed,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “From FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE to BLOODSHOT SALVATION to NINJA-K to QUANTUM AND WOODY!, you’re about to see our biggest and most-demanded characters step into their most memorable adventures yet.”

Rewatch all of today’s #ValiantSummit 2017 announcements on Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG channel or Facebook Live, or find complete details on each series individually below:

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1
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!

A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon starts here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, NINJAK, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists spanning the series’ first year – 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) – present the biggest Valiant debut of all time…and unleash the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING MARCH 2017

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BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover by CARY NORD

Valiant’s critically acclaimed, 10-time sold-out magnum opus returns with a brand-new journey into myth and mystery, from comics master Peter Milligan (Shade, The Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA)!

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.

LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING APRIL 2017

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RAPTURE #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

On a scarred landscape, two otherworldly armies prepare to battle one last time, vying for control of a massive tower named from an ancient language no longer permitted to be spoken.

One army is led by a primeval force named Babel, whose goal is singular: to breach “heaven” no matter the cost. The only thing standing in his way is a gray-haired barbaric warrior, filled with rage and regret – a man who sees this battle as his last chance for redemption. But he knows his depleted forces have little chance of victory unless aid comes soon.

Enter Tama: A 12-year old girl on the crest of a hill overlooking the battle, who has just become humanity’s only hope. The last in an ancient line of mystics who protect the Earth, she has foreseen this battle and knows millions will perish if she’s unable to stop it. Now Tama and her ragtag team of malcontents – Ninjak, Shadowman and Punk Mambo – must somehow defeat an elder god hell bent on piercing the heavens.

This summer, New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR) and artistic sensation CAFU (RAI) lead a Tolkien-esque journey into the space between life and death…through the Deadside…and into the many worlds that lie beyond right here with a spellbinding and horrific standalone event!

LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING MAY 2017

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SECRET WEAPONS #1
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover by RAÚL ALLÉN

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…

PRESTIGE FORMAT LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING JUNE 2017

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FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and BARRY KITSON
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

A SPECTACULAR SUMMER EVENT! Every second counts when acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Star Wars: Rogue One), explosive artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK, Action Comics), comics legend Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four), and special surprise guests push Faith into a centuries-spanning fight for existence alongside the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe…past, present, and future!

Faith “Zephyr” Herbert – former member of Unity, current Harbinger Renegade, and Los Angeles’ #1 superhero – is the universe’s last, best chance at survival! Centuries from today, a devious artificial intelligence has unleashed a blistering attack on the very foundations of time…one that is unwriting history from beginning to end! Now, with her options exhausted, Neela Sethi, Timewalker – the self-appointed protector of what is and will be – has returned to the 21st century to recruit Earth’s greatest champions of today and tomorrow to oppose this existential threat…and she needs Faith to lead them! But why Faith? And why now?

This July, fly to the farthest edges of the future in a death-defying race to save time itself, as Faith leads the charge alongside Valiant’s greatest heroes…and becomes a new legend for the ages!

LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING JULY 2017

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BEGINNING AUGUST 2017

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BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA & MICO SUAYAN
Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM

A BLOCKBUSTER NEW ONGOING SERIES! From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) & Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), a bloody and vengeful new era for Bloodshot begins this September as Ray Garrison escapes his violent past to build the one thing he never thought he’d earn: a family. But when a hateful secret from his true love’s past threatens their fragile peace, Bloodshot will be forced to run headlong into a barrage of blood, bullets, and broken bones for a revenge-fueled assault that will have crushing consequences for those he holds most dear…

Now: In the arms of his beloved girlfriend Magic, Bloodshot has finally found hope for the future…in the form of the couple’s unborn child. But when Magic’s estranged family – a cruel and sadistic clan of homegrown criminals – re-emerge to lay claim to their lost daughter, Bloodshot will be pushed back to the brink of madness, mayhem, and warfare…

Soon: Eight years from today, Bloodshot’s daughter has inherited her father’s incredible abilities. Hunted by a high-tech kill squad called Omen, Jessie must hone her powers…and learn how to survive before the world is swallowed whole by the darkness that now pervades America…

ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2017

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ETERNITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE

A VISIONARY NEW SERIES! From the minds of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine comes an expedition into the Unknown. Beyond time… Beyond space… Beyond reality itself… ETERNITY awaits!

This October, Valiant unveils a new plane of existence beyond our own and unleashes a universe of new worlds, new beings, and new myths…

LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING OCTOBER 2017

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Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE

A NEW CAN’T-MISS ONGOING SERIES! From acclaimed writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and superstar artist Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), the United Kingdom’s most dreaded intelligence operative delves into the cold, calculating world of espionage and international intrigue!

For nearly a century, MI-6, the most elite branch of Britain’s clandestine intelligence service, has honed a ruthlessly effective, top-secret division – THE NINJA PROGRAMME – into one of its nation’s most finely wielded weapons. Tasked as the first and last line of defense for queen and country, this small shadow army of agents and assassins has produced a succession of notable assets, including NINJA-A, the Queen’s silent weapon of World War I; NINJA-E, the globetrotting secret agent that pulled the Cold War back from the brink of armageddon; and, most recently, NINJA-K, aka Colin King, a brash but fearless instrument of lethality that has saved the world from madmen and terror at every turn.

But now…an unknown enemy is hunting and killing members of THE NINJA PROGRAMME one by one – and NINJAK is next on the list.

ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING NOVEMBER 2017

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QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1
Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by KANO
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO

THE WORLD’S WORST SUPERHERO TEAM RETURNS IN AN EXPLOSIVE NEW ONGOING SERIES! This December, four-time-offending writer Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and taser-proof artist Kano (Daredevil) give the Valiant Universe the adjective-worthy superheroes it deserves: QUANTUM AND WOODY!

Sometimes…you embrace your destiny. And sometimes…you and your trouble-making adopted brother find yourselves trapped in a scientific lab explosion that grants you $@&%ing awesome super-powers. As a result of their accident, Eric and Woody Henderson – aka Quantum and Woody – must “klang” their wristbands together every 24 hours or both dissipate into nothingness. Which makes superhero-ing pretty awkward when you’re not on speaking terms at the moment. See, Eric has been keeping a pretty big secret: He knows who Woody’s birth father really is…and where he’s been hiding all these years.

With great power comes great sibling rivalry! This winter, you’ll believe two men and one goat can split a one-bedroom apartment and still be a credible threat to evil and injustice everywhere when QUANTUM AND WOODY make headlines and take names!

ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING DECEMBER 2017

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#ValiantSummit 2017: X-O MANOWAR #1 Surges to 90,000 Copies Sold, Ranks as Year’s Best-Selling Independent Comic Book Release from Any Publisher 

XO2017_001_COVER-A_LAROSAMatt Kindt & Tomas Giorello’s Epic New Series Takes THE #1 Spot for 2017 and Makes Comic History for Valiant’s Signature Hero

Leading off today’s #ValiantSummit 2017 media event (streaming live now on Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG channel), Valiant is proud to announce that X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Tomas Giorello (BLOODSHOT REBORN) – has topped 90,000 copies in sales, catapulting Valiant’s first major release of 2017 to the #1 ranking as the year’s best-selling independent comic book series from any comic book publisher.

“Congratulations to Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello on helming a picture-perfect debut that delivered a long-awaited and universally acclaimed new beginning for our most enduring icon – one that has once again reaffirmed Valiant’s place at the leading edge of creative storytelling in comics today,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Members of the press and public already know that X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 placed at #12 on the March 2017 sales chart – a robust ranking to be sure, but one that only partially tells the story of this series’ sales success.

“Several factors not accounted for in the publicly disclosed figures – including advance reorders, significant post-sell-out reorders, and the series’ pre-order edition bundle, a brand-new program specifically created for X-O MANOWAR – meant that issue #1 in fact circulated at a rate nearly 50% higher than reported, beating out several high-profile Big Two launches in the process.”

Released to rave reviews and a near-instantaneous sell-out in March, Valiant’s X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 launched with part one of “SOLDIER” – a punishing, three-issue introduction designed to 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.

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!

Over the course of 2017, X-O Manowar’s staggering assault on an alien world will continue at breakneck speed as a rotating cast of Valiant’s top artistic talents join Matt Kindt for Valiant’s biggest series of the year. This summer, step into the fray and watch awe-inspiring artists Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER), Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice), Clayton Crain (RAI), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), and Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead) as they chart Aric of Dacia’s rise from “SOLDIER” to “GENERAL” to “EMPEROR” and, eventually, to “VISIGOTH” across a series of clearly designated, three-issue jumping-on points:

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MATT KINDT | TOMAS GIORELLO
MARCH 2017

X-O MANOWAR #4 | “GENERAL” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | DOUG BRAITHWAITE
JUNE 2017

X-O MANOWAR #7 | “EMPEROR” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | CLAYTON CRAIN
SEPTEMBER 2017

X-O MANOWAR #10 | INTERLUDE
MATT KINDT | MICO SUAYAN
DECEMBER 2017

X-O MANOWAR #11 | “VISIGOTH” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | RYAN BODENHEIM
JANUARY 2018

An unprecedented undertaking on virtually every front for any publisher, Valiant has even gone so far as to regiment its 2017 publishing schedule around “X-O MANOWAR WEDNESDAYS” – a consistent, monthly on-sale date that will include the latest issue of X-O MANOWAR on the fourth Wednesday of every month alongside a brand-new launch title, jumping-on point, or key issue from the best-reviewed publisher in comics! Across each and every fourth Wednesday in 2017, Valiant is giving fans at least two reasons to visit their local comic shop – continuing with X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 and BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4) on April 26th.

In comic shops everywhere on April 26th, Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello deliver the next war-torn installment of 2017’s most successful independent comic book series as X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 arrives – featuring covers by powerhouse artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), and Kaare Andrews (Astonishing X-Men)!

Deep within the far reaches of space, the dogs of war have found Aric of Dacia. Conscripted into an alien army and forced into combat, Aric must enter an alien battlefield unlike any he’s faced before. His only hope for survival is also the source of his greatest rage – the living suit of armor known as X-O Manowar.

Join the battle that has taken the comic book industry by storm on April 26th as Matt Kindt & Tomas Giorello propel Aric of Dacia’s chart-dominating debut forward…and force the unstoppable X-O Manowar onto the front lines of an eons-old extraterrestrial battlefield that will forever shape the future of the Valiant Universe’s greatest hero in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – in stores alongside the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 SECOND PRINTING!

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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)

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Valiant Celebrates 25 Years of Revenge (and Relaxation) in BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF #1 – Coming in July!

BSDO_001_COVER-A_KANORising Star Eliot Rahal & Acclaimed Artist Khari Evans Officiate Bloodshot’s Silver Anniversary with a Standalone Summer Special!

Get ready to pop the top off a cold one and lather on the sunscreen because, this summer, the hottest stop in the Valiant Universe is BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF!

As revealed today at Comic Book Resources, Valiant is proud to announce BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF #1 – a standalone one-shot special celebrating 25 years of Valiant’s hard-coded commando from rising star Eliot Rahal (Divinity III: Escape from Gulag 396) and explosive artist Khari Evans (Harbinger, Harley Quinn)! On July 5th, the Bloodshot Squad rockets out of the pages of BLOODSHOT REBORN and onto the streets of Manhattan for some hard-earned R&R in Valiant’s next special issue commemorating the greatest Valiant tales of past and present with an action-packed tribute to the original Bloodshot #12!

For the first time in over 30 years, two nanite-enhanced soldiers once controlled by Project Rising Spirit – codenames: “Tank Man” and “Viet Man” – have finally earned their freedom and some government-sanctioned downtime, courtesy of Uncle Sam. After enduring a lifetime of war, blood, and fire, all these two semi-retired commandos want is a little vacation. But how long can this pair of highly trained tourists unwind and enjoy the sights of New York City… before they find trouble in the city that never sleeps?

On July 5th, two of Valiant’s most hardened veterans rotate back to the civilian life…and get thrown into the fight of their careers! This summer, Eliot Rahal and Khari Evans set the Big Apple’s deadliest tourist trap yet in Valiant’s final celebratory special of the summer, only in BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF #1 – featuring covers by Kano (Swamp Thing), Khari Evans (Ninjak), Ben Tiesma (TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything), and Renato Guedes (Bloodshot Reborn)!

Plus: 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 an astonishing standalone tale torn from Gilad Anni-Padda’s long march through the ages.

Then: 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) for RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 – an astonishing standalone tale revealing the saga behind Valiant’s greatest heroes and villains! From the prehistoric ruins of Babylon to the far reaches of the 41st century, salute 25 years of Rai’s place at the apex of Valiant’s reach across the ages right here…and enter a jam-packed, centuries-spanning jumping-on point for the largest independent superhero universe in comics!

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BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF #1
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover A by KANO
Cover B KHARI EVANS
Variant Cover by BEN TIESMA
Variant Cover by RENATO GUEDES
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale JULY 5 (FOC – 6/12/17)

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