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BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 Leads Valiant’s 25th Anniversary Convention Tour to Calgary Expo 2015!

BSRB_COVER-EXCLUSIVE_ALLENThis weekend, the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour is headed north to bring Valiant’s award-winning heroes to Calgary Expo 2015!

From Thursday, April 16th through Sunday, April 19th, visit Valiant Entertainment at Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for a weekend filled with Valiant panels, creator signings, convention-only exclusives, and more!

Stop by Booth #908-909 all weekend long to discover the best that the largest independent superhero universe in comics has to offer by shopping a complete selection of Valiant trade paperback and hardcover collections! Plus: don’t miss New York Times best-selling writer and Valiant superstar Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR, ARMOR HUNTERS) signing all weekend long at the Valiant booth!

Also debuting this weekend at Calgary Expo, look for the BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 Calgary Expo/Redd Skull Comics Exclusive Variant – featuring an all-new cover from red-hot artist Raul Allen (RAI, Hawkeye)! This hotly anticipated ongoing series from all-star creators Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Descender) and Mico Suayan (HARBINGER, Moon Knight) kicks off a gripping new odyssey of darkness and destruction for Valiant’s most formidable fighting machine… Pick up your copy of this limited Calgary Expo exclusive at Redd Skull Comics (Booth #1119) or the Calgary Expo store (Booth #1800)!

Then, on Sunday, April 19th at 3:15pm in Palomino FG, join a panel of Valiant staff and creators for VALIANT 101: The Story Starts Here – a step-by-step panel presentation detailing the origins of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Doctor Mirage, and more of Valiant’s top heroes and villains! Stop by VALIANT 101 for the ultimate introduction to Valiant’s acclaimed universe of characters!

We’ll see you this weekend at Calgary Expo! And look for new dates to be added to the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour all summer long!

For tickets, directions, and more, visit CalgaryExpo.com.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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BOOK OF DEATH #1 – Venditti, Gill and Braithwaite Reveal Valiant’s Future in the Blockbuster Event of 2015!

So let it be written…

So let it be done…

This summer, witness the death of Ninjak…learn the final fate of Bloodshot…see the redemption of Toyo Harada…meet the next bearer of the X-O Manowar armor…herald the next generation of Valiant heroes…and witness the rise of villainous forces not yet known… We know it will be…because the Book of Geomancer tells us so!

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Valiant is proud to announce BOOK OF DEATH – the epic new Valiant event of 2015! Beginning with in July with BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern), superstar-in-the-making Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER, Batgirl) and visionary artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice), BOOK OF DEATH continues throughout the summer with four standalone one-shots from an all-star cast of Valiant’s top talents! Colliding the next two thousand years of history against the most powerful heroes of today, the summer’s must-read comics event starts here in July as a new Geomancer emerges to build a bridge to the future of the Valiant Universe!

The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.

Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.

Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?

“In the tradition of Valiant’s original RAI #0, BOOK OF DEATH is going to reveal glimpses of the future of the Valiant Universe and, with it, many of the monumental events and occurrences that our heroes will face,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Major characters will die, while others will be introduced for the very first time. The loves, the losses, and the betrayals that await our biggest characters…it all starts here. For the Geomancer, this future has already happened and, in each issue, we will see more of the events that shaped her life revealed. BOOK OF DEATH will have an immediate impact on not only the stories that follow it in 2015, but on the next decade of the Valiant Universe as well.”

Also coming in July, the future of the Valiant Universe continues with four visionary tales of present and future torn directly from the pages of the Book of the Geomancer! Each month, join an all-star cast of creators – Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, BLOODSHOT REBORN) & Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, IMPERIUM), Matt Kindt (NINJAK, RAI) & Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY), Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER, IMPERIUM) & Kano (THE DELINQUENTS), and Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, ARMOR HUNTERS) & Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS, IVAR, TIMEWALKER) – as they come aboard the summer’s monumental comics event to chronicle the ultimate fate of Valiant’s biggest heroes! From the modern day to the far future, the destinies of Bloodshot, Ninjak, the Harbinger Renegades, X-O Manowar, and more will stand revealed in four essential, standalone chapters at the epicenter of BOOK OF DEATH:

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Doug Braithwaite
ON SALE IN JULY

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine
ON SALE IN AUGUST

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; Art by Kano
ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti; Art by Clayton Henry
ON SALE IN OCTOBER

“In just a short time, I think Valiant has built a reputation for creating some of the most well-received comic book events in the industry today. HARBINGER WARS… UNITY… ARMOR HUNTERS… THE VALIANT… These are all stories have been huge hits with fans, retailers and critics alike, but BOOK OF DEATH might just be the biggest, most game-changing event we’ve attempted to date,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Much of the conversation at the Valiant creative retreats helped formalize the ideas behind BOOK OF DEATH and hammer out the colossal impact that the Eternal Warrior and new Geomancer will soon have on the landscape of the Valiant Universe. BOOK OF DEATH will be the ultimate peek at the future of the Valiant Universe and it’s only fitting that we bring as many major Valiant creators into the mix as possible.”

BOOK OF DEATH is a story that’s been in the works for a long time, and I’m looking forward to showing readers what we have in store for them,” said writer Robert Venditti. “Last summer’s ARMOR HUNTERS event was so much fun to write, and, while this story will have a much different focus and tone, our goal is to deliver the same level of action, character, and universe building. The Eternal Warrior and the Geomancer are such great high concepts to work with. We’re going to reveal exactly what it means to be the Fist and Steel of Earth and provide an epic showcase for not only the Eternal Warrior, but all of Valiant’s heroes present and future.”

The blockbuster Valiant event of 2015 begins in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Robert Gill (ETERNAL WARRIOR), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR, Conan), Clayton Crain (RAI, X-Force), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT, Daredevil)! This July, join Valiant superstars Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite as they begin a thousand-year journey into the future of the Valiant Universe…and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today, only in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by ROBERT GILL
Cover B by CARY NORD
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover D by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Character Design Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
Blank Cover also available
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN JULY!

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B by JEFTE PALO
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN JULY!

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN AUGUST!

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KANO
Cover by RAUL ALLEN
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN SEPTEMBER!

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by CARY NORD
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN OCTOBER!

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25 Years of Valiant @ WonderCon 2015: BOOK OF DEATH Falls on X-O Manowar, Ninjak, Harbinger, and Bloodshot | July 2015

THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT…

THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR…

THE FALL OF NINJAK…

THE FALL OF HARBINGER…

THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR…

SO LET IT BE WRITTEN.
SO LET IT BE DONE.

BOOK OF DEATH

COMING JULY 2015

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


25 Years of Valiant @ WonderCon 2015: Valiant Hosts THE WEDDING OF X-O MANOWAR in July – An Oversized, 48-Page Spectacular!

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This July, Valiant cordially invites you to the most momentous event of the summer…THE WEDDING OF X-O MANOWAR!

Valiant is proud to announce X-O MANOWAR #38 – an oversized, 48-page wedding spectacular uniting Aric of Dacia, aka the unstoppable X-O Manowar, with his new love, Saana of Loam, before a cast of special guests from across the Valiant Universe!

Join New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye) this July to stand and witness the biggest, brashest wedding celebration of the year as Valiant’s alien armored Visigoth takes the epic next step in his evolution as a king and hero!

Aric of Dacia nearly died in battle against the Armor Hunters, and watched a world end at the hands of Dead Hand. As a king, he knows that it is his duty to marry and provide his people with an heir to protect them in the generations to come. He now makes the next step on his journey… With a guest list of the Valiant Universe’s finest, what could possibly go wrong? One hint: everything!

Plus: in addition to the full-length lead tale, the 48-page X-O Manowar wedding celebration also comes packed with special gifts and guests! First, Valiant superstars Robert Venditti (The Flash) and Clayton Henry (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) offer up a toast with a tale of Aric and Saana’s Visigoth forebears and the future they sought!

Then, Valiant newcomer Amy Chu (Vertigo CMYK) and red-hot artist CAFU (UNITY) reveal the woman who will become queen in a very special solo tale of Saana of Loam, while Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom) dares attend…the bachelor party of X-O Manowar! And, last but not least, Eisner Award nominee Andy Runton (Owly) returns to X-O Manowar for another chapter of Owly’s adventures with Aric’s all-powerful armor, Shanhara!

Alien warriors! Visigoth valor! Love! War! It all happens here as red-hot creators Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval lead off a can’t-miss matrimonial melee two millennia in the making in X-O MANOWAR #38!

Featuring covers by Rafa Sandoval, Cary Nord, CAFU, Jay Fabares, and Tom Fowler, make sure to RSVP this July and get your place at the table of the summer’s most joyous Valiant event…THE WEDDING OF X-O MANOWAR!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

X-O MANOWAR #38 (WEDDING SPECTACULAR!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with AMY CHU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL with CLAYTON HENRY, CAFU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Cover A (Wraparound) by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B by CARY NORD
Cover C by CAFU
Blank Invitation Variant Also Available
Variant Cover by JAY FABARES
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER
$4.99 |48 pgs.| T+ | ON SALE IN JULY!

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WonderCon 2015 – The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Continues This Weekend!

WonderCon_LogoThe next stop on Valiant’s cross-country 25th Anniversary Convention Tour is WonderCon 2015!

From Friday, April 3rd through Sunday, April 5th, join Valiant at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA for a weekend packed with exclusive panel presentations, giveaways, creator signings, special guests, and more!

First, find out what the largest independent superhero universe in comics has to offer at Booth #405 by shopping a complete library of Valiant trade paperback and hardcover collections! Plus: stop by to pick up a FREE first look at BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and visionary storyteller Mico Suayan, in stores April 15th!

Look for signings and appearances all weekend long from an all-star cast of Valiant’s top talents, including writer James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE!), colorist David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY), writer Joshua Dysart (IMPERIUM, HARBINGER), Ryan Winn (X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY), Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, IVAR, TIMEWALKER), and more!

New to the Valiant Universe? Then join a panel of Valiant staff and creators on Friday, April 3rd at 3:30pm in Room 208 for Valiant 101: The Story Starts Here – a step-by-step panel presentation detailing the origins of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Dr. Mirage, and more of Valiant’s top heroes and villains.

Then, on Saturday, April 4th at 12pm in Room 211, get the inside track on all of Valiant’s silver anniversary plans with the Valiant 25th Anniversary Celebration panel presentation! From the universe-spanning climax of THE VALIANT to BLOODSHOT REBORN and the next epic events of X-O MANOWAR, IVAR TIMEWALKER, NINJAK, and more, find out what’s coming up for the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes with an all-star panel presentation featuring James Asmus, David Baron, Fred Van Lente, Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, and more!

Don’t miss all this and more as the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour continues at WonderCon 2015, celebrating one of the most talked-about publishers in comics today!

And look for new dates to be added to the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour all summer long!

We’ll see you in Anaheim!

For tickets, directions, and more, visit WonderCon’s official website.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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25 Years of Valiant @ Emerald City Comicon: Valiant Launches “VALIANT ORIGINS” 10-Part Animated Web Series, Beginning Today!

Announced today at Emerald City Comicon 2015, Valiant’s 25th Anniversary celebration continues with the debut of VALIANT ORIGINS – an all-new web series spotlighting the origins of Valiant’s biggest heroes bi-weekly across 10 animated episodes! Beginning today with release of the first episode, VALIANT ORIGINS: BLOODSHOT, subsequent installments will be made available every other week on Valiant’s official YouTube channel.

New to the award-winning world of the Valiant Universe? Meet the greatest heroes that Valiant has to offer here in VALIANT ORIGINS – an introductory overview of the biggest, most powerful characters from throughout the largest independent superhero universe anywhere in comics! Bloodshot. X-O Manowar. Ninjak. Livewire. Quantum and Woody. Divinity. And many more! Just in time for Valiant’s 25th Anniversary, find out what made these formidable heroes into the comic book icons they are every other week with a new episode of VALIANT ORIGINS on Valiant’s official YouTube channel!

“We are always meeting new fans in stores or at conventions who have the same question: I’ve heard incredible things about Valiant, now where can I start?” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “VALIANT ORIGINS is an easy answer to that question. This web series will be a one-stop destination to find out who Valiant’s characters are and can quickly get new readers up to speed on the heroes and villains that will be at the forefront of Valiant’s publishing line in the months and years to come.”

“We’ve made great inroads by giving new readers multiple ways to discover the best of Valiant’s award-winning series with $9.99 volume one trade paperbacks, clearly demarcated jumping-on points, and even One Dollar Debut reprints of our biggest #1 issues,” said Hunter Gorinson, Valiant’s Director of Marketing, Communications, and Digital Media. “VALIANT ORIGINS is another important addition to that roster, and one that will give new fans anywhere around the world an easy introduction to the fundamentals of the biggest characters at the center of the Valiant Universe.”

Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology, Bloodshot is a nearly unstoppable killing machine. Equipped with enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing, 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 the secret of his true identity – but remains haunted by the past that nearly destroyed him…

After playing a lead role in Valiant’s critically acclaimed four-issue epic, THE VALIANT, Bloodshot’s next chapter begins on April 15th with BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 – the first issue of an all-new ongoing series from from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and artist Mico Suayan.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Valiant is one of the most successful comic book publishing companies in the history of the medium with more than 81 million comics sold and a library of more than 2,000 distinct characters. Established by a brain trust of legendary comics creators – including Jim Shooter, Bob Layton and Barry Windsor-Smith – Valiant’s heroes and villains inhabit the largest independently owned superhero universe anywhere in comics. Re-established in 2005 as Valiant Entertainment, the company returned to great commercial and critical success in 2012, winning a Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year and numerous industry awards and accolades. To date, Valiant’s titles consistently rate among the best reviewed in comics.

Valiant’s 25th Anniversary celebration continues ahead on May 2nd with the FCBD 2015: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – featuring two all-new stories from superstar creators Jeff Lemire & Butch Guice and Robert Venditti & Rafa Sandoval, alongside a myriad of never-before-seen special features chronicling Valiant’s storied place in comics history! Plus: special guests from throughout Valiant’s decades-long history and a cavalacade of surprises!

Then, follow the legendary origins behind Valiant’s most indelible icons from the screen to the page with the VALIANT: ZEROES & ORIGINS VOL. 1 trade paperback collection, re-presenting each of Valiant’s greatest zero issue introductions to X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, and more! Featuring a world-class cast of creators, including Joshua Dysart, Matt Kindt, Lewis LaRosa, Clay Mann, Peter Milligan, Mico Suayan, Robert Venditti, and more, plus an all-new cover by red-hot artist Emanuela Lupacchino, this perfect companion to the VALIANT ORIGINS web series arrives in stores on May 6th!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

BLOODSHOT VOL. 1: SETTING THE WORLD ON FIRE TPB (DEC121274)
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYSNKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA & ARTURO LOZZI
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
$9.99 | 112 pages | T+ | ON SALE NOW
TRADE PAPERBACK| ISBN: 978-0-979640-96-4

BLOODSHOT REBORN #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by JUAN DOE (FEB151641)
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN (FEB151642)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (FEB151643)
Cover D by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151644)
Valiant Next Variant by MICO SUAYAN & TOM MULLER (FEB151646)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (FEB151647)
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE (FEB151648)
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151649)
Blank Cover also available (FEB151645)
$3.99 |32 pgs.| T+ | ON SALE APRIL 15

VALIANT: ZEROES & ORIGINS VOL. 1 TPB (MAR151596)
Written by JAMES ASMUS, JOSHUA DYSART, TOM FOWLER, JUSTIN JORDAN, MATT KINDT, PETER MILLIGAN, FRED VAN LENTE, and ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CHRISCROSS, TOM FOWLER, CLAYTON HENRY, ROBERT GILL, J.G. JONES, LEWIS LAROSA, CLAY MANN, CARY NORD, PERE PEREZ, BART SEARS, and MICO SUAYAN
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
$19.99 | 144 pages | T+ | ON SALE MAY 6
TRADE PAPERBACK| ISBN: 978-1-939346-58-2

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25 Years of Valiant @ Emerald City Comicon: BOOK OF DEATH | Coming July 2015

HARBINGER WARS

UNITY

ARMOR HUNTERS

THE VALIANT

BOOK OF DEATH

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SO LET IT BE WRITTEN.
SO LET IT BE DONE.

COMING JULY 2015

Artwork by Robert Gill

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


Valiant Launches 25th Anniversary Convention Tour at Emerald City Comicon 2015!

VALIANT_25th-Anniversary-Con-Tour_Art-by-Tom-FowlerThis year, Valiant is taking the silver anniversary celebration of the largest independent universe in comics on the road to visit more than a million fans in the US and Canada throughout 2015!

Valiant is proud to announce the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour – a months-long, cross-country celebration coming soon to a town near you! Beginning with Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon 2015 (ECCC) in March, the Valiant anniversary tour will be coming soon to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Calgary, and more of North America’s most exciting comic book and pop culture conventions, including:

Friday, March 27th – Sunday, March 29th:
Emerald City Comicon 2015

Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA

Friday, April 3rd – Sunday, April 5th:
WonderCon 2015

Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

Thursday, April 16th – Sunday, April 19th:
Calgary Expo 2015

Stampede Park
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Saturday, April 18th – Sunday, April 19th:
LA Times Festival of Books

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, April 24th – Sunday, April 26th:
C2E2 2015

South Building at McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Thursday, May 14th – Sunday, May 17th:
AC Boardwalk Con 2015

Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, NJ

Saturday, May 23rd – Monday, May 25th:
Denver Comic Con 2015

Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

Thursday, May 28th – Sunday, May 31st:
Phoenix Comicon 2015

Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 6th – Sunday, June 7th:
Special Edition: NYC 2015

Pier 94
New York, NY

Thursday, June 25th – June 28th:
Florida Supercon 2015

Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami, FL

*More dates to be added all summer long!*

The can’t-miss anniversary celebration of the summer begins in Seattle, WA at Emerald City Comicon 2015 (ECCC)! From Friday, March 27th through Sunday, March 29th, join Valiant at the Washington State Convention Center for a weekend packed with programming, special guests, and ECCC exclusives that can’t be found anywhere else!

Visit Booth #1803 all weekend long to revisit 25 years of Valiant history with a complete collection of trade paperbacks and hardcovers featuring the indelible heroes, volatile villains, and world-class creators that shaped Valiant into one of the most celebrated publishers in comics history.

Valiant will also be debuting two ECCC-only offerings for sale, beginning with the NINJAK #1 ECCC Exclusive Variant – featuring an all-new, never-before-seen cover by fan favorite artist Ian McGinty (Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors)! Pick up the sold-out first issue of Valiant’s latest smash-hit ongoing series right here at ECCC – then get it signed by series writer and New York Times best-selling author Matt Kindt each day at the Valiant booth!

Plus: also debuting at ECCC, don’t miss the BLOODSHOT REBORN ECCC Exclusive Print! Before BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 hits shelves on April 15th, pick up this exclusive, limited edition print by artist Mico Suayan and colorist David Baron, and get it signed by Suayan, Baron, and series writer and New York Times best-selling author Jeff Lemire each day at the Valiant booth!

New to the Valiant Universe? Then join a panel of Valiant staff and creators on Friday, March 27th at 4 pm in Hall C (TCC 301) for Valiant 101: The Story Starts Here – a step-by-step panel presentation detailing the origins of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Dr. Mirage, and more of Valiant’s top heroes and villains.

Then, on Saturday March 28th at 6pm in Hall C (TCC 301), get the inside track on all of Valiant’s silver anniversary plans with the Valiant: 25th Anniversary Celebration! From epic events of THE VALIANT to the launches of NINJAK and BLOODSHOT REBORN, find out what’s coming next for the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes with an all-star panel presentation featuring writers James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE!), Matt Kindt (NINJAK, DIVINITY, RAI), Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Jen Van Meter (THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE), artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), and Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani!

Honoring Valiant’s historic place in comics history, the road to the next 25 years begins right here with an exclusive round of news and announcements, only at Emerald City Comicon 2015!

And look for new dates to be added to the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour all summer long!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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DIVINITY #1 Skyrockets to Second Sell-Out, Returns With Third Printing In April!

DIVINITY_001_COVER_THIRD-PRINTINGValiant is proud to announce that DIVINITY #1 (of 4) – the acclaimed FIRST ISSUE of the new prestige format VALIANT NEXT limited series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) – has sold out at the distributor level for the second time and will return to store shelves on April 22nd alongside DIVINITY #3 (of 4) with the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING! The sci-fi saga of 2015 begins here with an new cover design for the spectacular all-new limited series that Wired calls “one of the most exciting, ambitious titles Valiant has published.”

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. Now the rest of the world’s powers must decide for themselves – will the enigmatic DIVINITY offer his hand in friendship or will Earth’s heroes find themselves helpless against the wrath of the divine?

The second must-read series to be released in the “Valiant Prestige” format, the sold-out DIVINITY #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING comes complete with deluxe matte-laminate card stock covers, custom-designed end sheets, and exclusive back matter featuring never-before-seen notes and artwork by Matt Kindt – all with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price!

Plus, the visionary sci-fi epic of the year continues on March 18th in DIVINITY #2 (of 4). A new god has made his presence known to the world, and the heroes of Earth find themselves at the mercy of the being only known as DIVINITY!

The age of DIVINITY is now! On April 22nd, return to the first moments that forever changed the landscape of the Valiant Universe in the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING. Start here as Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine introduce Valiant’s newest major character in the sci-fi adventure that has amazed fans and critics:

“Matt Kindt’s new creation is a giant leap forward for Valiant…[with] a debut that marks a creative high point for the publisher.” – The Onion/AV Club

“DIVINITY #1 pushes the scope of Valiant ever further… A beautifully designed introduction and one that plays to all of Kindt’s strengths as a writer.” – ComicBook.com

“Valiant has been providing fans with some great new books and this is one of them…[DIVINITY #1] is a real success.” – Comic Vine

“A true and worthwhile expansion of Valiant’s footprint, both in the publishing world and the fictional world contained within it.” – Comic Book Resources

“DIVINITY #1 is a keeper…and keeps reminding comic book fans why they need to dive in to the Valiant Universe.” – Unleash the Fanboy

“Yet another fantastic jumping-on point… If you haven’t dived aboard [Valiant] already, you’re really running out of excuses.” – Big Comic Page

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DIVINITY #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JAN158294)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale APRIL 22 (FOC – 3/30/15)

DIVINITY #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JAN151649)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JAN151650)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (JAN151651)
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (JAN151652)
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN151653)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MARCH 18 (FOC – 2/23/15)

DIVINITY #3 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (FEB151664)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (FEB151665)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (FEB151666)
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151667)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale APRIL 22 (FOC – 3/30/15)

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Valiant Joins SC COMICON 2015 with X-O MANOWAR’s Robert Venditti, Lewis LaRosa, Brian Reber, and More! Plus: Exclusive Merchandise and a Very Bloodshot Blood Drive!

SC-ComiCon_2015_ValiantPrintThis March, Valiant is bringing the best reviewed line-up of titles anywhere in comics today to SC ComiCon 2015! On Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd, join Valiant inside the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina for a weekend packed with giveaways, creator signings, exclusive merchandise, and special events you won’t find anywhere else!

Visit Valiant at Booth #600 to take home a complete library of trade paperback and hardcover collections for X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Quantum and Woody, and many more of Valiant’s top titles! And don’t miss an all-star team of X-O Manowar creators, including writer Robert Venditti, cover artist Lewis LaRosa, and colorist Brian Reber, signing an SC ComiCon-exclusive X-O MANOWAR: DEAD HAND print, showcasing LaRosa and Reber’s riveting artwork from the series’ latest smash-hit story arc. Get it signed at the SC ComiCon merchandise booth on Saturday and Sunday!

But that’s not all! Visit the SC ComiCon merchandise booth to grab another Valiant milestone in the making – an SC ComiCon-exclusive t-shirt, featuring all of Valiant’s greatest heroes by Eisner Award-nominated superstar Butch Guice!

“Having been a Valiant fan since the inception of the company, I am thrilled to have Valiant have an increased presence at SC Comicon this year!” said Robert Young, the founder of SC ComiCon and founder and owner of Greenville’s Borderlands Comics and Games.

Last but not least, SC ComiCon attendees can become the hero behind countless saved lives throughout the weekend by donating blood at the Blood Connection inside the TD Convention Center. Each donor will receive a complimentary BLOODSHOT REBORN t-shirt, featuring the stunning artwork of red-hot artist Mico Suayan, on behalf of Valiant and SC ComiCon.

We’ll see you at SC ComiCon!

For tickets, directions, and more, visit SCComiCon.com.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.