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Valiant New Printing Alert: BLOODSHOT REBORN #4 | BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 – Back in Stores in September!

BSRB_005_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGValiant is proud to announce that BLOODSHOT REBORN #4 and BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 – the latest chapters of New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire‘s acclaimed new ongoing series – have sold out at the distributor level and will return in September with the BLOODSHOT REBORN #4 SECOND PRINTING and BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 SECOND PRINTING! Featuring artwork by visionary artists Mico Suayan (HARBINGER WARS) and Raúl Allén (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR), Bloodshot’s crusade to stop a band of doppelgängers molded in his own image continues here with two essential chapters of one of the year’s most acclaimed new series!

First, Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan bring the synapse-shattering first act of Bloodshot’s return to a knockout conclusion in the BLOODSHOT REBORN #4 SECOND PRINTING! Bloodshot is hot on the trail of another mysterious mass-murderer – but with each nanite-infected killer Bloodshot confronts, he loses more of his humanity, but with killers wreaking havoc across Colorado, does he have a choice?

Then, breakout talent Raúl Allén joins Jeff Lemire for a special standalone tale of Bloodshot’s psychotic cartoon sidekick, Bloodsquirt, in the BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 SECOND PRINTING! The memories of the thousands of people he killed as Bloodshot aren’t the only things that haunt Ray Garrison. For months now, the specter of the Geomancer and a nightmarish figment called Bloodsquirt have tormented him at every turn. First, on his television…and now in the real world…where Bloodsquirt acts out twisted fantasies that darkly mirror Bloodshot’s own violent past. Are these apparitions real or a just figment of Bloodshot’s broken psyche? And what could Bloodsquirt possibly be planning next?

Contact your local retailer and use the order codes listed below to reserve your copies of these essential chapters of Bloodshot’s bullet-riddled return to the Valiant Universe!

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 30 (FOC – 9/7/15)

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art & Cover by RAÚL ALLÉN
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 30 (FOC – 9/7/15)

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Plus: on September 9th, relive Ray Garrison’s devastating return to the violent world he thought he’d left behind with the BLOODSHOT REBORN VOL. 1: COLORADO TPB – a $9.99 trade paperback collection of the acclaimed first story arc from all-star creators Jeff Lemire, Mico Suayan, and Raúl Allén! Just in time for the beginning of “THE HUNT” in BLOODSHOT REBORN #6, jump on board here and find out why BLOODSHOT REBORN’s black and brutal world has transfixed fans and critics:

“✮✮✮✮½… Masterful… An action-packed, psychodrama-tinged adventure.” – Comic Book Resources

“Exceptional… An exciting opening salvo…” – Publishers Weekly

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

“BLOODSHOT REBORN has made [Valiant’s] tragic hero more captivating than ever.” – The Onion/A.V. Club

“Wonderful… A perfect mix of action and emotion.” – Ain’t It Cool News

“Weighty introspection and cartoon psychosis, along with some truly killer art.” – IGN

“Lemire’s writing is pitch perfect… A book you need to check out…” – Multiversity Comics

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN, JEFF LEMIRE, and RAUL ALLEN
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JUL151693)
$9.99 US | 144 pgs. | T+ | On sale SEPTEMBER 9
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ISBN: 978-1-979346-67-4

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (JUL151666)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL151667)
Cover C by GLENN FABRY (JUL151668)
Cover D by GARRY BROWN (JUL151669)
Variant Cover by STEVE LIEBER (JUL1516670)
Variant Cover by BENJAMIN MARRA (JUL151671)
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 16

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The Powell Group Creates Sony PlayStation® 4 Themes for Valiant Entertainment’s X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger and More!

PS4-THEME_XOVideogame consultancy powerhouse The Powell Group today announced that the PlayStation® Store is now carrying themes featuring characters from Valiant Entertainment’s award-winning library of titles, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong, Rai, Quantum and Woody, and Shadowman. The PlayStation® Store has just added these exciting new PlayStation 4 (PS4) themes to their offerings, and each Valiant theme is also available for the PlayStation 3 (PS3). The Valiant Entertainment themes for PS4 allow users to view amazing art for Valiant Entertainment’s greatest heroes each time they boot up their game systems and are available for purchase now in the PlayStation® Store.

“Valiant is constantly striving to reach new fans through new and exciting outlets,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales. “Through our partnership with The Powell Group, Valiant’s diverse lineup of characters are now leaping off the comic page to the PS4 screen, showcasing the brilliant artwork that has helped catapult Valiant to become one of the leading publishers in comics today. We are thrilled to introduce the Valiant Universe to an entirely new medium with The Powell Group’s new themes.”

About X-O MANOWAR:
Born into battle, Aric of Dacia, the fifth century Visigoth now called X-O Manowar, has never known peace. Abducted and enslaved by the savage alien empire known as The Vine, Aric finally escaped his captors after stealing their ultra-powerful X-O Manowar armor and then returned to Earth…only to find that more than a thousand years had passed in his absence. Stranded in the modern day, the most primitive man on Earth now wields the most powerful weapon in existence as X-O Manowar!

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/themes/valiant-entertainment-x-o-manowar-theme-1/cid=UP2176-CUSA01679_00-TPGVEXOMANOWR401

About BLOODSHOT:
Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nano­technology, Bloodshot’s nanites made him a nearly unstoppable kill­ing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit – a private contractor trafficking in violence – very well. But after defying his programming and escaping his captors, Blood­shot now fights to rediscover to the secret of his true identity – but remains haunted by the past that nearly destroyed him.

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/themes/valiant-entertainment-bloodshot-theme-1/cid=UP2176-CUSA01679_00-TPGVEBLOODSHT401

About HARBINGER:
You’ve never met a team of super-powered teenagers quite like the Renegades. Skipping across the country in a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, psionically-powered teenager Peter Stanchek only has one option left – run. But he won’t have to go it alone. As the shadowy corporation known as the Harbinger Foundation draws close on all sides, Peter will have to find and recruit other unique individuals like himself… other troubled, immensely powerful youths with abilities beyond their control. Their mission? Bring the fight back to the Harbinger Foundation’s founder Toyo Harada – and dismantle his global empire brick by brick…

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/themes/valiant-entertainment-harbinger-theme/cid=UP2176-CUSA01679_00-TPGVEHARBING0401

About ARCHER & ARMSTRONG:
After years of meditation and training, 18-year-old Obadiah Archer has been dispatched to New York City to carry out the sacred mission of his family’s sect—kill the booze-addled immortal known only as Armstrong and convene a new world order! But as this underage assassin stalks his prey, he’ll soon find that both hunter and hunted are just pawns in a global conspiracy stretching back five millennia and that Archer & Armstrong will have to work together if the future is to stand any chance of surviving the past’s greatest threat!

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/themes/valiant-entertainment-archer-armstrong-theme-1/cid=UP2176-CUSA01679_00-TPGVEARCHEARM401

About RAI:
The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai. They say he can appear out of nowhere. They say he is a spirit…the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed…and his own long-lost humanity…

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/themes/valiant-entertainment-rai-theme/cid=UP2176-CUSA01679_00-TPGVERAICOMI0401

About QUANTUM AND WOODY:
Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming!

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/themes/valiant-entertainment-quantum-and-woody-theme/cid=UP2176-CUSA01679_00-TPGVEQUATWOO0401

About SHADOWMAN:
There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/themes/valiant-entertainment-shadowman-theme-1/cid=UP2176-CUSA01679_00-TPGVESHADOWMN401

Purchase your theme now in the PlayStation® store and enhance your gaming experience today!

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About The Powell Group:

The Powell Group is a boutique consultancy specializing in licensing, business development and marketing and PR for the videogames industry. Founder Jay Powell has over 15 years of experience in licensing and has worked with companies such as Disney, Nickelodeon, National Geographic and dozens of other licenses. For more information about their services, please visit http://powellgroupconsulting.com/

About Valiant Entertainment:

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


Valiant New Printing Alert: DIVINITY Strikes Twice with Second Printings for IMPERIUM #7 and DIVINITY TPB!

IMPERIUM_007_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGThe sold-out streak for 2015′s breakout new character continues with two new printings in September!

Valiant is proud to announce that the DIVINITY TPB and IMPERIUM #7 – featuring DIVINITY’s next appearance after the conclusion of his acclaimed limited series debut – have both sold out at the distributor level and will soon return to store shelves with new printings on September 16th.

Debuting in the pages of a prestige format limited series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Harisine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) in early 2015, DIVINITY’s landmark first appearance not only spawned near-universal critical acclaim, but also garnered a record-setting five printings of its first issue, along with repeated distributor allocations and back-issue sales, making it one of Valiant’s most demanded new series to date.

Now, after debuting as top ten trade paperback, the $9.99 collection re-presenting DIVINITY #1-4 has also sold out at the distributor level and will return with the DIVINITY TPB SECOND PRINTING on September 16th. Now is the chance to jump on board the sci-fi epic of the year and discover why DIVINITY is the five-time sold-out series that The Onion/A.V. Club calls the “best new superhero” of 2015!

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him. Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity -– one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist. How long can it be before the first confrontation between mankind and DIVINITY begins?

But DIVINITY’s impact doesn’t end there. Most recently, the character made his first foray into the larger Valiant Universe in IMPERIUM #7 – the next installment of the acclaimed “BROKEN ANGELS” story arc by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and veteran artist Scot Eaton (Black Panther)!

The telepathic mastermind. The alien assassin. The mercenary super-soldier. The mad scientist. And the killer robot with a soul. Toyo Harada has collected the monsters that will make his vision of world peace a reality. Now he pursues the most difficult and desirable asset of all – the spaceman with all the powers of a god – the outcast who can rewrite reality with a thought – the man who is no longer a man – the all-powerful being who is simply called DIVINITY.

Now sold out at distributor level, DIVINITY’s latest appearance will also return to stores across the country on September 16th in the IMPERIUM #7 SECOND PRINTING!

Contact your local retailer to reserve your copies today:

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DIVINITY TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
$9.99 | 112 pages | T+ | On sale SEPTEMBER 16 (FOC – 8/24/15)
ISBN: 978-1-939346-76-6

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IMPERIUM #7 SECOND PRINTING
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | SEPTEMBER 16 (FOC – 8/24/15)

Plus: the Divinity saga will continue in April 2016 in DIVINITY II #1 (of 4) – an all-new, prestige format sequel to the character’s acclaimed debut from the returning creative team of writer Matt Kindt, artist Trevor Hairsine, inker Ryan Winn, colorist David Baron, and cover artist Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic!

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DIVINITY II #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HARISINE
Covers by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | Coming APRIL 2016

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The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Adds New Dates for Summer and Beyond – Beginning at StocktonCon 2015!

valiant-con-tour-poster-v2After smash-hit appearances at more than a dozen conventions across North America, Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration is about to get even bigger with an all-new wave of dates coming soon to a city near you!

Valiant is proud to announce an all-new series of dates for the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour – extending Valiant’s year-long celebration of 25 years of the largest independent universe in comics with new appearances in cities across the country! Kicking off at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA on August 8th, the next leg of Valiant’s comic book roadshow will be coming soon to fans at Alamo City Comic Con 2015 in San Antonio, TX, Rose City Comic Con 2015 in Portland, OR, Baltimore Comic Con 2015 in Baltimore, MD, and New York Comic Con 2015 in New York, NY…with many more major appearances anywhere and everywhere in between!

With exclusive convention-only swag and giveaways, creator signings, panels and programming, and more, get the inside track on what’s next for Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe at a convention near you! From DIVINITY to BOOK OF DEATH and BLOODSHOT REBORN to WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant is bringing its biggest, best and brightest to fans across the country, beginning this August:

Saturday, August 8th – Sunday, August 9th:
StocktonCon

Stockton Arena
Stockton, CA

Friday, September 11th – Sunday, September 13th:
Alamo City Comic Con

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

Saturday, September 19th – Sunday, September 20th:
Rose City Comic Con

Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Friday, September 25th – Sunday, September 27th:
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Saturday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 4th:
Alternative Press Expo

San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA

Thursday, October 8th – Sunday, October 11th:
New York Comic Con

Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

Saturday, October 17th – Sunday, October 18th:
Buffalo Comicon

The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Buffalo, NY

Saturday, October 24th
Pittsburgh Comic & Collectibles Show

New Dimension Comics
Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, November 13th – Sunday, November 15th:
NC Comicon

Durham Convention Center
Durham, NC

Saturday, November 21st – Sunday, November 22nd:
New Jersey Comic Expo

New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
Edison, NJ

The second leg of the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour officially kicks off next week at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA – and we’re bringing a boatload of giveaways and merchandise to kick things off! From Saturday, August 8th through Sunday, August 9th, join Valiant at Booth #45/46 inside the Stockton Arena and find out why Valiant is the best reviewed publisher in comics today with a complete collection of volume one trade paperbacks – each intro-priced at just $9.99!

Check out Valiant’s acclaimed ongoing and limited series with trade paperback collections from the most nominated publisher of the 2015 Harvey Awards with nominated titles including THE VALIANT and THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE. Plus, jump on board Valiant’s latest sold-out series with BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, BLOODSHOT REBORN, and more – available at the Valiant booth all weekend long.

The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour rides again this August at StocktonCon 2015! Visit ValiantUniverse.com for more details and dates as Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration continues!

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Valiant’s BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 Sells Out, Second Printing Coming in September!

BOD-BLOODSHOT_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGValiant is proud to announce that BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 – the first of four standalone one-shots revealing the future of the Valiant Universe as told in the Geomancer’s BOOK OF DEATH – has sold out at the distributor level and will return to shelves September 2nd with the BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING!

From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Extraordinary X-Men), and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (BOOK OF DEATH), jump into the cataclysmic event of the summer here with a journey across the centuries revealing the future fate and ultimate end for Project Rising Spirit’s indestructible commando in a special standalone tale bridging BLOODSHOT REBORN and BOOK OF DEATH!

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

On September 2nd, discover what the future holds for an indelible Valiant icon as all-star creators Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite chronicle Bloodshot’s future adventures in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING!

Contact your local retailer and use the order code listed below to reserve your copies of these essential chapter from BOOK OF DEATH:

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BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
$3.99 | $32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale SEPTEMBER 2 (FOC – 8/10/15)

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Plus: go back to the beginning and revisit the sold-out first chapter in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING – the 40-page first chapter of Valiant’s colossal comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern) and all-star artists Robert Gill (ETERNAL WARRIOR, Batgirl) and Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, Justice) – in stores August 19th! Featuring the last stands of Valiant icons, the first appearances of all-new heroes, and tantalizing clues of future events, BOOK OF DEATH is the gateway to the next decade of the Valiant Universe and beyond!

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BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUN158249)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 19 (FOC – 7/27/15)

Then: the comic book event of the summer continues in between each issue of BOOK OF DEATH with three other visionary tales of present and future ripped directly from the pages of the Book of the Geomancer! Each month, join an all-star cast of creators as they come aboard the year’s monumental comics event to chronicle the ultimate fate of Valiant’s most monumental heroes. From the modern day to the far future, the destinies of Ninjak, the Harbinger Renegades, X-O Manowar, and more will stand revealed in the next essential chapters at the epicenter of BOOK OF DEATH:

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BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by KANO (JUN151597)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (JUN151598)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUN151599)
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS (JUN151600)
$3.99 US | 32 pages | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale AUGUST 26 (FOC – 8/3/15)

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BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KANO
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (JUL151661)
Cover B by FRANCIS PORTELA (JUL151662)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (JUL151663)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUL151664)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale SEPTEMBER 30 (FOC – 9/7/15)

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BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale OCTOBER 21 (FOC – 9/28/15)

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Valiant New Printing Alert: BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 | BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 | NINJAK #4 – Back in Stores in August!

BSRB_002_COVER_SECONDValiant is proud to announce new printings for three sold-out issues of the summer’s hottest new series with the BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 SECOND PRINTING, BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 SECOND PRINTING, and NINJAK #4 SECOND PRINTING – all returning to store shelves on August 26th!

First, New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Descender) and superstar-in-the-making Mico Suayan (Moon Knight) unleash two essential, action-packed chapters of the acclaimed “COLORADO” epic in the BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 SECOND PRINTING and BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 SECOND PRINTING! Bloodshot is hot on the trail of another mysterious mass-murderer – but he may find the only way to stop this madman is to do the one thing Bloodshot swore he would never do again. Can Bloodshot resist his past or will he succumb to the bloodthirsty voices in his head as they get louder…and more violent?

Then, New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and an all-star cast of artists – including Juan José Ryp (BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER), Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells), Clay Mann (Gambit), and Butch Guice (Captain America) – come together to reveal the origin of Ninjak’s newest nemesis! But who is Roku – the seemingly indestructible warrior who’s proven to be one of the deadliest assassins in the Valiant Universe – and what impact does she have on Colin King’s future? Don’t miss this special standalone tale of the world’s most lethal woman and Valiant’s newest leading lady!

Contact your local retailer and use the order codes listed below to reserve your copies of these essential Valiant blockbusters:

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 SECOND PRINTING (JUN158303)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99 | $32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 26 (FOC – 8/3/15)

“✮✮✮✮✮…BLOODSHOT REBORN might be one of the strongest starts to a series at Valiant.” – Comic Vine

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 SECOND PRINTING (JUN158302)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99 | $32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 26 (FOC – 8/3/15)

“BLOODSHOT REBORN is not so quietly taking claim as Valiant’s best new title, so best get on it, and quick.” – IGN

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NINJAK #4 SECOND PRINTING (JUN158304)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE, CLAY MANN, and BUTCH GUICE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
$3.99 | $32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 26 (FOC – 8/3/15)

“Matt Kindt provides plenty of style to this origin story…and the artistic team makes the issue feel even more special.” – ComicBook.com

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Valiant Entertainment Leads 2015 Harvey Awards as Most Nominated Publisher

Twenty Nominations for Series Including THE VALIANT, THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE, RAI, and More

HARVEY_NOMINEE_LOGOThe nominations are in for the 2015 Harvey Awards…and Valiant is leading the ballot as the most nominated publisher of the year!

With 20 nominations across a variety of titles in nearly every eligible category, Valiant is honored to announce its status as the single most nominated comic book publisher of the 2015 Harvey Awards. The nominations span some of the past year’s most acclaimed ongoing and limited series debuts, including THE VALIANT by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera; THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE by Jen Van Meter, Roberto de la Torre, and David Baron; ARMOR HUNTERS by Robert Venditti, Doug Braithwaite, and Laura Martin; and RAI by Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain; as well as select backlist titles, such as THE COMPLETE QUANTUM AND WOODY CLASSIC OMNIBUS – the first-ever comprehensive collection of Christopher Priest and MD Bright’s groundbreaking superhero series; and many more.

“We at Valiant have been fortunate to work with some of the most talented creators in the industry today,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “To see their hard work recognized so notably by a body of their peers is a testament to the time, effort, and dedication that our writers, artists, inkers, colorists, letterers, and editors have committed to ensure that Valiant, month by month, publishes some of the best series anywhere in comics.”

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 26, 2015 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 COLORIST

Laura Martin, ARMOR HUNTERS, Valiant Entertainment

BEST INKER

Mark Pennington, ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT, Valiant Entertainment
Joe Rivera, THE VALIANT, Valiant Entertainment

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT

Jen Van Meter, THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE, Valiant Entertainment

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
James Asmus & Fred Van Lente, THE DELINQUENTS, Valiant Entertainment
Fred Van Lente, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

RAI VOL. 1: WELCOME TO NEW JAPAN TP, Valiant Entertainment

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

THE COMPLETE QUANTUM AND WOODY CLASSIC OMNIBUS, Valiant Entertainment
VALIANT MASTERS: H.A.R.D. CORPS VOL. 1 – SEARCH & DESTROY, Valiant Entertainment

SPECIAL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

ARMOR HUNTERS, Josh Johns and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment
THE VALIANT, Kyle Andrukiewicz and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

THE VALIANT, Valiant Entertainment

BEST WRITER

Jen Van Meter, THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE, Valiant Entertainment

BEST ARTIST

Clayton Crain, RAI, Valiant Entertainment
Roberto de la Torre, THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE, Valiant Entertainment

BEST CARTOONIST

Howard Chaykin, BLOODSHOT #25, Valiant Entertainment
Andy Runton, X-O MANOWAR #25, Valiant Entertainment

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

ARMOR HUNTERS #1, Valiant Entertainment
RAI #1, Valiant Entertainment

Thank you to all that have already participated by submitting a nomination ballot. Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by Monday, August 31, 2015. Full submission instructions can be found on the final ballot.

For more information on the Harvey Awards, visit www.harveyawards.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 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 Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com.


Valiant and Swyft Media Announce Valiant Heroes Emoji Digital Stickers – Available Now in the iOS App Store and Google Play!

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Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce it is working with Swyft Media, the company driving the emojification of brand marketing, to bring Valiant’s best-selling comic book icons directly to fans’ mobile devices around the world with the Valiant Heroes Emoji – the first in a new line of digital sticker packs featuring emoji-style renditions of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Faith, and more of Valiant’s greatest superheroes!

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Available now in the iOS App and Google Play stores, fans can add a nanite-enhanced new element to their mobile messages by expressing themselves with the heroes of the Valiant Universe! Straight from the pages of Valiant’s award-winning comics and graphic novels, grab exclusive digital sticker packs to text friends and family with all-new, never-before-seen Valiant emojis – including Apologetic Ninjak, Frustrated Bloodshot, Exclamation Archer, and more than 20 other designs for just $1.99!

Fully compatible with Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Viber, LINE, Skype, WhatsApp, and more, as well as standard texting and SMS, send these stickers through your favorite mobile texting platform to let all of your friends, family, and loved ones just how Valiant you are feeling! Standard text and data rates may apply.

“With more than 300 brand partners across the entertainment, media, and technology sectors, Swyft Media is an ideal partner for Valiant as our fans around the world continually look for more innovative and exciting ways to both engage with one another and bring new readers into the fold,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales. The future is here…and it is a digital sticker of Archer & Armstrong high-fiving.”

“We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Valiant in this very exciting and growing space to create a fun and engaging way for consumers to download and share their favorite Valiant emoji,” said Sean O’Brien, Co-Founder and Vice President of Swyft Media. “With more and more people spending time on their mobile devices in their favorite social applications, this is a great way to bring the iconic characters and content of the Valiant universe to these engaged fans!”

VALIANT-HEROES_PREVIEW-2Download the Valiant Heroes Emoji digital sticker pack now in the iOS App and Google Play stores to get started today!

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 Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Swyft Media:
Swyft Media helps brands and advertisers become a part of the world’s largest conversation by creating and distributing branded content that consumers want, love and share with friends across a wide variety of mobile apps. To date, Swyft has worked with more than 300 popular global brands such as 1-800Flowers, MillerCoors, Sony, Interscope Records and SEGA to create deep consumer engagement through branded emoji and keyboards. The combination of Swyft’s mobile marketing platform and expertise helps brands and advertisers drive highly engaging, measurable and amplified campaigns, with the ability to reach nearly three billion consumers worldwide. Through its relationships with approximately 60 application partners, Swyft boasts one of the largest opportunities for brands to reach younger consumers in way that feels natural and unobtrusive. For more information, visit: www.swyftmedia.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Swyft Media Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TYPE).


VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT | SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2015 SIGNING SCHEDULE

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Here’s your guide on where to find Valiant’s greatest talents all week long at San Diego Comic-Con 2015!

FRIDAY, JULY 10th
MATT KINDT

CBLDF Booth (#1918) | 10 AM – 11 AM

FRIDAY, JULY 10th
JEFF LEMIRE

CBLDF Booth (#1918) | 11:30 AM – 12:30 AM

FRIDAY, JULY 10th
ROBERT VENDITTI

comiXology Booth (#2547) | 1 PM – 2 PM

Visit here for instructions on how to receive your comiXology-exclusive copy of X-O MANOWAR: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1, available only at San Diego Comic 2015!

SATURDAY, JULY 11th
JAMES ASMUS

CBLDF Booth (#1918) | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

SATURDAY, JULY 11th
VULTURE PRESENTS: VALIANT WRITERS ROUNDTABLE
WITH JAMES ASMUS, MATT KINDT, JEFF LEMIRE, AND ROBERT VENDITTI

Room 8 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Visit here for complete information on this exclusive spotlight panel, presented by Vulture.com!

SUNDAY, JULY 12th
ROBERT VENDITTI

CBLDF Booth (#1918) | 1 PM – 2 PM

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#ValiantSummit: X-O MANOWAR #50 | COMING IN 2016

Just announced at #ValiantSummit, live from Twitter headquarters in San Francisco…

XO_050_TEASER_Artwork by Mico Suayan

X-O MANOWAR #50 | COMING IN 2016

Teaser Artwork by Mico Suayan

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