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VALIANT Heads South for FLORIDA SUPERCON – This Weekend in Miami!

florida-supercon-logo-white-320x90From Thursday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 6th, join Valiant for a holiday weekend packed with signings, special guests, and convention-only exclusives, only at Florida Supercon – Miami’s largest comic book and pop culture convention!

Join Valiant all weekend long at Booth #736 inside the Miami Beach Convention Center for signings from New York Times best-selling artist and creator Clayton Henry (Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong)! Plus, stop by to shop a complete collection of hardcover and trade paperback collections, Valiant merchandise, and convention-only exclusives that can’t be found anywhere else!

Then, round out the weekend with the VALIANT FIRST AND BEYOND panel presentation on Saturday, July 5th at 4:15 PM in the Flamingo 3 Ballroom! As Valiant steamrolls into yet another super-summer, find out what the future holds for the publisher’s power-packed VALIANT FIRST line-up of new series – including RAI, ARMOR HUNTERS, THE DELINQUENTS, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, and more – with an all-star panel including Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani and special surprise guests!

We’ll see you in Miami!

For tickets, programming information, and more, visit FloridaSuperCon.com.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


VALIANT Brings ARMOR HUNTERS to AMAZING LAS VEGAS COMIC CON!

87d6dadc-950b-4ad2-85a4-bbef47d143e3Friday, June 20th through Sunday, June 22nd, join Valiant for a weekend packed with signings, special guests, and convention-only exclusives – only at the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Convention inside Las Vegas’ South Point Hotel & Casino!

Join Valiant at Booth #515 all weekend long for signings from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (The Delinquents, Archer & Armstrong)! Plus, look for a ton of free giveaways and con-exclusive products, including the X-O MANOWAR #26 AMAZING LAS VEGAS EXCLUSIVE EDITION by Valiant legend Bart Sears – a limited edition, early release of the first issue of the all-new story arc revealing the uncanny origin of the ARMOR HUNTERS, and how the hunt for X-O Manowar armors throughout the galaxy led them to Earth!

Also, don’t miss the VALIANT FIRST AND BEYOND panel presentation on Saturday, June 21st at 2 PM in the Tree Room! As Valiant steamrolls into yet another super-summer, find out what the future holds for the publisher’s power-packed VALIANT FIRST line-up of new series – including RAI, ARMOR HUNTERS, THE DELINQUENTS, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, and more – with an all-star panel including Fred Van Lente (The Delinquents, Archer & Armstrong), Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, and special surprise guests!

We’ll see you in Las Vegas!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


VALIANT, OREN’S DAILY ROAST and MIDTOWN COMICS Brew Up Custom Beverages, Free Comic Giveaways, and More!

X-O MANOWAR_Green-Tea-BlastValiant Entertainment today announced a new partnership with New York’s premier coffee roaster, Oren’s Daily Roast, and leading New York comic book retail chain Midtown Comics for a three month-long celebration of Valiant’s flagship hero – the one and only X-O Manowar! Beginning on Friday, June 13th, head to any of Oren’s ten Manhattan beverage locations for a limited edition X-O Manowar Green Tea Blast – a deliciously cold combination of frozen matcha green tea and vanilla perfect for the height of summer.

And that’s not all! For the next three months, customers who purchase any Oren’s coffee or tea beverage will receive a Valiant-branded java jacket redeemable at any of Midtown Comics ‘ three Manhattan locations – Midtown Times Square, Midtown Grand Central, and Midtown Downtown – for a free, collectible Valiant comic book while supplies last! Plus, present a Valiant comic book at any Oren’s location to receive 10% off your next Oren’s purchase.

The collaboration kicks off on Friday, June 13th with a special, invitation-only X-O Manowar Green Tea Blast Release Party at Oren’s flagship Times Square location from 3 to 5 PM EST – with Valiant comics and special surprise gifts, courtesy of Midtown Comics!

“As one of New York’s preeminent comic book publishers, it is Valiant’s distinct pleasure to partner with two fellow independent, local businesses for a partnership that engages all of our fans and customers,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales. “It was a Valiant supporter within Oren’s that first brought this idea to our attention, and, with the major marquee locations of both Oren’s and Midtown just two blocks from one another in the heart of Times Square, this a perfect opportunity to bring even more new fans of X-O Manowar and the entire Valiant Universe into the fold.”

“There is nothing I like more than working with quality, like-minded New York companies providing great products in the greatest city on Earth,” said Oren Bloostein, founder and roastmaster of Oren’s Daily Roast. “And to celebrate this promotion, we created the X-O Manowar Green Tea Blast, perfect for quenching your summer thirst!”

Abducted from his own time by a vicious alien race, the courageous Visigoth warrior called Aric of Dacia spent years in slavery among the stars before escaping with his captors’ most feared weapon – the X-O Manowar armor. Now, stranded in the modern day, the world’s most primitive man also just happens to wield its most powerful weapon and serves the United States government as X-O Manowar. Since debuting in 1992, the character has starred in more than 120 issues of his own self-titles series, sold more than 8 million comic books, and spawned toys, merchandise, and a video game crossover with Marvel Entertainment’s Iron Man.

Recently relaunched with a chart-topping, award-winning new series by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, X-O Manowar recently returned to the fore as one of the most acclaimed ongoing series in comics today. Beginning on June 11th, X-O Manowar will anchor Valiant’s major summer 2014 crossover event, Armor Hunters, as a team of extraterrestrial hunter-killers invade Earth in pursuit of his ultra-powerful armor.

To find an Oren’s location near you, visit OrensDailyRoast.com.

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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About Valiant Entertainment

Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,750 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. Outside of the United States and Canada, Valiant titles are published in a number of languages and territories internationally, including Brazil, Mexico, France, Italy, Spain, China, and others. Visit Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Oren’s Daily Roast

Oren’s Daily Roast was founded in 1986 in New York City by Oren Bloostein, Roastmaster. Oren only sources the world’s highest-quality specialty coffee beans and roasts them in small batches every day. Those same freshly roasted beans are served at his ten Manhattan retail locations as well as to wholesale customers found locally and worldwide. You can order them too at orensdailyroast.com.

About Midtown Comics

MIDTOWN COMICS opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, with its online store as well as three landmark New York City locations in Times Square, Grand Central and Downtown, as well as Comics Boutiques in the iconic FAO Schwarz Fifth Avenue and Toys“R”Us Times Square. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at: http://www.midtowncomics.com.


VALIANT Unveils Exclusives, Signings, Panels, and More for SPECIAL EDITION: NYC!

UNITY_008_VARIANT_SPECIAL-EDITIONOn Saturday, June 14th and Sunday, June 15th, Valiant will be joining the festivities at New York City’s newest comic book festival, Special Edition: NYC, and we’re bringing a boatload of special guests and exclusives to celebrate!

Join Valiant at Booth #303 inside the Javits Center for a weekend packed with signings from Valiant creators, including acclaimed artists Robert Gill (Armor Hunters: Harbinger, Eternal Warrior) and Emanuela Lupacchino (Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps), and more special surprise guests! Plus, look for a ton of free giveaways and con-exclusive products, including the UNITY #8 Special Edition: NYC Exclusive Variant by Robert Gill – a limited edition, early release of the first issue of the all-new story arc drawing Valiant’s unbreakable superteam into the heart of this summer’s colossal ARMOR HUNTERS crossover event.

Then, join us on Sunday, June 15th at 11 AM in Theater A – 1E19 for the VALIANT Presents VALIANT FIRST: ARMOR HUNTERS AND BEYOND panel presentation! As New York’s own Valiant Entertainment steamrolls into yet another super-summer, find out what the future holds for their power-packed VALIANT FIRST line-up of new series – including RAI, ARMOR HUNTERS, THE DELINQUENTS, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, and more! Join an all-star panel of Valiant creators and staff, including Joe Harris (Armor Hunters: Bloodshot), Robert Gill (Armor Hunters: Harbinger), Executive Editor Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, for an exclusive round of news, artwork, and announcements right here, only at Special Edition: NYC!

We’ll see you at the show!

For tickets, programming information, and more, visit SpecialEditionNYC.com.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


VALIANT Marches on PHOENIX COMICON 2014 with ARMOR HUNTERS #1 Con Exclusive by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS!

AH_001_VARIANT_PHOENIXFrom Thursday, June 5th through Sunday, June 8th, Valiant is bringing a barrage of exclusives, programming, and creator appearances to Phoenix Comicon 2014!

Join Valiant at Booth #652 inside the Phoenix Convention Center for a weekend packed with signings by an all-star line-up of Valiant creators, including writers Robert Venditti (Armor Hunters, X-O Manowar), Fred Van Lente (The Delinquents, Archer & Armstrong), Joe Harris (Armor Hunters: Bloodshot), Jim Zub (Shadowman), and many more!

Plus: get an early look inside the summer’s most anticipated comic book event with the limited edition ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) PHOENIX COMICON EXCLUSIVE – featuring an all-new cover by legendary artist Tommy Lee Edwards (Marvel 1985, Turf)! The first issue of Valiant’s blockbuster crossover event by superstar creators Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar) and Doug Braithwaite (Unity), ARMOR HUNTERS kicks off here as X-O Manowar confronts a relentless team of alien hunter-killers sworn to destroy his armor – even if it means taking the Earth with it.

For the inside track on ARMOR HUNTERS and the rest of the power-packed VALIANT FIRST publishing line-up, join a star-studded panel of Valiant creators and staff on Saturday, June 8th at 1:30 PM in Room North 128b for the VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT: ARMOR HUNTERS panel presentation! Featuring Robert Venditti (Armor Hunters, X-O Manowar), Fred Van Lente (The Delinquents, Archer & Armstrong), Joe Harris (Armor Hunters: Bloodshot), Andy Runton (X-O Manowar #25), David Baron (Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong), and Valiant Editor Josh Johns, find out everything you need to know about Valiant’s armor-plated summer and beyond right here with an exclusive round of news and Q&A – only at Phoenix Comicon!

For more information on Phoenix Comicon, visit PhoenixComicon.com.

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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VALIANT Unveils 45 Retailer Customized FCBD 2014 ARMOR HUNTERS SPECIAL Covers for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

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With Free Comic Book Day 2014 just two weeks away, Valiant is proud to announce that 45 retailers nationwide have signed on to produce exclusive promotional covers for Valiant’s biggest FCBD release ever – the FCBD 2014 ARMOR HUNTERS SPECIAL!

“Valiant has always been an ardent supporter of Free Comic Book Day, but this year is, by far, our biggest yet. We were absolutely blown away by the orders on both our FCBD titles. But we were even more surprised by the number of retail partners that took us up on our offer to promote the release ofARMOR HUNTERS at their individual stores with customized cover offerings,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “We know that readers who try just one Valiant comic often stick around for more – and Free Comic Book Day is the best time of all to introduce our characters to a new and eager audience.”

Available in participating stores everywhere on May 3rd, 2014, Valiant’s FCBD 2014 ARMOR HUNTERS SPECIAL is the perfect place to jump on the board the crossover event of the summer with a special, advance look inside June’s ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) by superstar creators Robert Venditti (X-O ManowarGreen Lantern) and Doug Braithwaite (UnityJustice).

When Aric of Dacia returned to Earth with the stolen X-O Manowar armor of an alien race, he thought he finally found a weapon to guard the peace and kingdom he’d struggled so long to secure. But now, a relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the armor and all like it – have found their final target. The ARMOR HUNTERS are coming. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

Plus: look for artwork and interviews from X-O MANOWARRAITHE DELINQUENTS, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, and much more! Learn everything you need about ARMOR HUNTERS and the rest of the VALIANT FIRST publishing initiative right here on Free Comic Book Day inside the FCBD 2014 ARMOR HUNTERS SPECIAL!

Also arriving on Free Comic Book Day, don’t miss the the FCBD 2014 VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK – a first-of-its-kind handbook release detailing the untold origins and secrets of Valiant’s heroes and villains, all in one place! Everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2014 and beyond can be found right here in the first official Valiant Handbook release…ever! Featuring artwork from a “murderer’s row” of comic’s brightest talents – Doug BraithwaiteClayton Crain,Clayton HenryBryan HitchEsad Ribic, and many, many more!

Visit your local comic shop on May 3rd, 2014 to pick up these two exciting Valiant FCBD releases – and look for customized versions of the FCBD 2014 ARMOR HUNTERS SPECIAL at these participating retailers:

4 Color Fantasies    
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
(909) 563-8751
http://www.4colorfantasies.com
http://www.facebook.com/4cfrancho
http://twitter.com/4colorfantasies


A Comic Shop
Winter Park, FL
(407) 332-9636
http://acomicshop.com/
http://www.facebook.com/A.Comic.Shop
http://twitter.com/acomicshow


Austin Books & Comics
Austin,TX
(512) 454-4197
http://www.austinbooks.com
http://www.facebook.com/AustinBooks
http://twitter.com/AustinBooks


Borderlands
Greenville, SC
(864) 235-3488
http://www.borderlands.us
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Borderlands-Comics-and-Games/140146312709268


BuyMeToys.com
Mishiwaka, IN
(574) 271-TOYS
http://buymetoys.com/catalog
http://www.facebook.com/pages/BuyMeToysCom/128000400551412
http://twitter.com/buymetoyscom


Carolina Comics
Durham, NC
(919)806-8282
ultimatecomicsonline@yahoo.com 


Chaos Reigns/Dark Side    
Sarasota, FL
(941) 363-0840
http://darksidecomics.com
http://www.facebook.com/DarkSideComicsandGames


Coliseum of Comics
Orlando, FL
(407) 816 -8002
http://coliseumofcomics.com
http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumofComicsInc
http://twitter.com/ColiseumofComic

 


Collector’s Paradise
Winnetka, CA
(818) 999-9455
http://comicsandcards.net
http://www.facebook.com/CP.Canoga.Park
http://twitter.com/cparadize


Collector’s Paradise   

Pasadena, CA
(626) 577-6694
http://comicsandcards.net
http://www.facebook.com/CP.Pasadena
http://twitter.com/cparadize


Collectors Corner
Baltimore, MD
(410) 668-3353
http://www.collectorscornermd.com
http://www.facebook.com/CollectorsCorner
http://twitter.com/CCMD_ComicsShop


Collectors Corner
Bel Air, MD
(800) 979-3353
http://www.collectorscornermd.com
http://www.facebook.com/CCBAMD
http://twitter.com/CCMD_ComicsShop


Comic Book Shoppe
Nepean, ON
(613) 228-8386
http://www.thecomicbookshoppe.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Comic-Book-Shoppe-The/127417190627194
http://twitter.com/ComicBookShoppe


Comic Book Shoppe
Ottawa, ON
(613)594-3042
http://www.thecomicbookshoppe.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comic-Book-Shoppe-2/220829157956738
http://twitter.com/ComicBookShoppe


Comic Book Store
North Little Rock, AR
(501) 791-4222
http://www.thewildstars.com/ce.html
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Collectors-Edition-Comics/118151041545385  


Comics Are Cool
Greenwood, IN
(317) 300-963
http://www.comicsarecool.com/
http://www.facebook.com/ComicsAreCool2


Comics To Astonish
Columbia, MD
(410) 381-2732
http://www.comicstoastonish.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Comics-To-Astonish-Inc/84445070232


Discount Comic Book Services (DCBS)
Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 489-1787
http://www.dcbservice.com
http://www.facebook.com/DiscountComicBookService


Dragon’s Lair Comics
San Antonio, TX
(210) 615-1229
http://dlair.net/sanantonio/
http://www.facebook.com/dragons.lair.sanantonio
http://twitter.com/Dragons_Lair


Dragon’s Lair Comics
Austin, TX
(512) 454-2399
http://dlair.net/austin/
http://www.facebook.com/dragons.lair.austin
http://twitter.com/DLairAustin


Forbidden Planet
New York, NY
(212) 473-157
http://www.fpnyc.com
http://www.facebook.com/fpnyc
http://twitter.com/FPNYC


Forbidden Planet
London, UK
http://forbiddenplanet.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Forbidden-Planet/279957096259
http://twitter.com/ForbiddenPlanet


Friendly Neighborhood Comics
Bellingham, MA
(508) 966-2275
http://friendlycomics.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friendly-Neighborhood-Comics/191731623437
http://twitter.com/FriendlyComics


G-Mart
Chicago, IL
(773) 384-0400
http://www.g-mart.com
http://www.facebook.com/gmartcomics
http://twitter.com/gmartcomics


Heroes & Fantasies
Universal City, TX
(210) 340-0074
http://www.heroesandfantasies.com
http://www.facebook.com/HNFSA
http://twitter.com/HeroesFantasies


Hot Comics
Asheboro, NC
(336) 318-1064
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hot-Comics/108153889226244


I Want More Comics

Northglenn, CO
(303) 460-7226
http://www.iwantmorecomics.com
http://www.facebook.com/IWMComics
http://twitter.com/IWantMoreComics


Jetpack Comics
Rochester, NH
603-330-9636
http://www.jetpackcomics.com
http://www.facebook.com/JetpackComics
http://twitter.com/JetpackComics


Krypton Comics
Omaha, NE
(402) 391-4131
http://www.kryptoncomicsomaha.com
http://www.facebook.com/kryptoncomics
http://twitter.com/KryptonComicsNE


Legends Comics and Coffee
Omaha, NE
(402) 391-2377
http://legendcomicsandcoffee.com
http://www.facebook.com/LegendComics
http://twitter.com/LegendComicsNE


Mayhem Collectibles
Ames, IA
(515) 292-3510
http://www.mayhemcomics.com


Mayhem Collectibles
Des Moines, IA
(515) 271-8104
http://www.mayhemcomics.com


Midtown Comics
New York, NY
(212) 302-8192
http://www.midtowncomics.com
http://www.facebook.com/midtowncomics
http://twitter.com/MidtownComics


Mile High Comics
Denver, CO
(303) 455-2659
http://www.milehighcomics.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mile-High-Comics/23781510808
http://twitter.com/MileHighComics


Reader Copies
Anderson, IN
(765) 649-5767
http://www.readercopies.com
http://www.facebook.com/ReaderCopies


Rubber Chicken Comic
Bellingham, MA
(508) 966-2210
http://www.rubberchickencomics.com
http://www.facebook.com/RubberChickenComics


Samurai Comics
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 265-8886
http://samuraicomics.popshop.comixology.com
http://www.facebook.com/samuraicomics
http://twitter.com/SamuraiComics


Seth’s Games and Anime
Ventura, CA
(805) 653-2732
http://www.sethsventura.com
http://www.facebook.com/SethsGamesAndAnime


Sketch Books aka Fully Booked
(632) 858-7000
http://www.fullybookedonline.com
http://www.facebook.com/fullybooked
http://twitter.com/_FullyBooked


Source Comics & Games
Roseville, MN
(651) 645-0386
http://www.sourcecomicsandgames.com
http://www.facebook.com/TheSourceComicsandGames
http://twitter.com/SourceCandG


Stadium Comics
Brahampton, ON
(905) 451-3751
http://www.stadiumcomics.com
http://www.facebook.com/stadiumcomics
http://twitter.com/stadiumcomics


Subspace Comics
Lynnwood, WA
(425) 744-2767


Tate’s Comics
Lauderhill, FL
(954) 748-0181
http://tatescomics.com
http://twitter.com/tatescomics


Third Eye Comics
Annapolis, MD
(410) 897-0322
http://www.thirdeyecomics.com
http://www.facebook.com/thirdeyecomics
http://twitter.com/thirdeyecomics


Wade’s Comics Madness
Levittown, PA
(215) 946-9381
http://www.comicmadness.com
http://www.facebook.com/comicmadness
http://twitter.com/comicmadness

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.
For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.
For more information on Free Comic Book Day 2014, visit FreeComicBookDay.com.

VALIANT Announces VALIANT FIRST Exclusives and Programming for C2E2 2014 – With RAI, ARMOR HUNTERS, and More!

RAI_001_VARIANT_C2E2From April 25th-27th, Valiant will be unleashing a calvacade of VALIANT FIRST news and exclusives direct from C2E2 2014 – Chicago’s premier comics and pop culture convention!

Join Valiant at Booth #317 for a weekend packed with signings from Valiant creators, including artist Clayton Henry (Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong), writer Justin Jordan (Shadowman, X-O Manowar #25), colorist Brian Reber (Unity, X-O Manowar), and more surprise guests! Plus, look for a ton of free giveaways and con-exclusive products, including the RAI #1 Graham Crackers Shared Exclusive Variant by fan favorite artist Kalman Andrasofszky (X-23)!

Limited to 750 copies, get the jump on the hotly anticipated debut title of the VALIANT FIRST publishing initiative with this exclusive, limited edition run of RAI #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s next ongoing series from superstar creators Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT) and Clayton Crain (Carnage, X-Force)! Arriving in comic shops everywhere on April 30th, discover the astonishing world of the 41st century with the all-new series unlike anything else in comics today! In the far future of 4001 A.D., Japan is a single endless city-state, governed by a benevolent artificial intelligence and policed by one lone enforcer – the mysterious Rai, spirit guardian of the rising sun. But, soon, a single bullet will shatter the peace it has taken 2,000 years to secure…

Then, join us on Sunday, April 27th at 2:30 PM in Room #S403 for the VALIANT FIRST: RAI, ARMOR HUNTERS, AND BEYOND panel presentation! The coming of VALIANT FIRST begins at C2E2 with an all-new round of news, announcements, artwork and Q&A about the most in-demand publishing company in comics today. What do you read FIRST? All summer long, Valiant will be rocketing to the top of your read pile with VALIANT FIRST – an all-new initiative unleashing a major #1 issue by some of the most talented creators in comics each month from May onward. With the earth-shaking events of ARMOR HUNTERS – Valiant’s colossal summer crossover event – just weeks away, get the inside track on what happens next for X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, BLOODSHOT, HARBINGER, and more from an all-star panel of Valiant creators and staff, including writer Joe Harris (Armor Hunters: Bloodshot), artist Clayton Henry (Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong), colorist Brian Reber (Unity, X-O Manowar), Executive Editor Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

For more information on C2E2, visit C2E2.com.

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VALIANT Brings VALIANT FIRST to WONDERCON 2014 with EXCLUSIVES, PANELS, SIGNINGS, and More!

HAR_022_WONDERCON_WALSHFrom April 18th–20th, get the inside track on RAI, ARMOR HUNTERS, THE DELINQUENTS and the rest of Valiant’s power-packed VALIANT FIRST publishing line-up at WonderCon Anaheim 2014!

With special guests including James Asmus (writer – Quantum and Woody, The Delinquents), David Baron (colorist – Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman: End Times), Joshua Dysart (writer – Harbinger, Armor Hunters: Harbinger), and Robert Venditti (writer – Armor Hunters, X-O Manowar), stop by Booth #210/212 inside the Anaheim Convention Center for a weekend packed with special signings, free giveaways, and con-exclusive products you won’t find anywhere else – including the all-new Harbinger #22 “Death of a Renegade” WonderCon Exclusive Variant by red-hot artist Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers, Comeback)!

Limited to 500 copies, this WonderCon-exclusive release captures Valiant’s team of wayward teenage heroes just before they strike out into the pages of the most important Harbinger story ever told in “Death of a Renegade” – an all-new turning point beginning in April’s Harbinger #22 that will see one of the Renegades’ own fall…and change everything that follows in its wake.

Then, join an all-star panel of Valiant creators and staff on Saturday, April 19th at 11:30 AM PST in Room #203 for the VALIANT COMICS: INSIDE VALIANT FIRST panel presentation, spotlighting the biggest wave of must-read releases yet from one of the most acclaimed and in-demand publishers in comics today! What do you read FIRST? All summer long, Valiant will be rocketing to the top of your read pile with VALIANT FIRST – an all-new initiative unleashing a major #1 issue each month from May onward by some of the most talented creators in comics. And, with ARMOR HUNTERS, the Earth-shaking comic book event of 2014, just weeks away, check in here to find out what the future holds for Valiant’s award-winning heroes. Plus: get your first look at all-new news and artwork from RAI, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, UNITY, X-O MANOWAR, QUANTUM AND WOODY, HARBINGER, BLOODSHOT, and much more!

We’ll see you at WonderCon!

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT – WONDERCON 2014 SIGNING SCHEDULE
BOOTH #210/212

Friday, April 18th:

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Robert Venditti, David Baron

Saturday, April 19th:

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Joshua Dysart
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Robert Venditti
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: James Asmus
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: David Baron

Sunday, April 20th:

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Robert Venditti
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: James Asmus
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: David Baron

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For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

For more information on WonderCon 2014, visit http://www.comic-con.org/wca‎.

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VALIANT to Erect WORLD’S LARGEST FREESTANDING GOAT for World Record Title at C2E2 2014!

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This April, get ready to see Quantum and Woody‘s world famous sidekick, Vincent Van Goat, like you’ve never seen him before – 45 feet tall and straddling the entrance to Chicago’s McCormick Place!

Valiant is proud to announce that it has partnered with ReedPOP to attempt a new world record on site at C2E2 2014 – Chicago’s premier comics and pop culture convention – to claim the title of “world’s largest freestanding goat” just as the convention opens it doors to the public on April 25th, 2014.

“The Goat has been the MVP of Quantum and Woody – and maybe all of Valiant – when it comes to piquing interest and curiosity in new readers,” said James Asmus, writer of Quantum and Woody. “I have no doubt that having to enter the convention by walking beneath the realistic under-side of a giant goat will have lots of new comic fans asking ‘What the [expletive of choice] is this about?’”

“For whatever reason, the fans just can’t get enough Goat. We finally gave in and gave them the Goat #0 origin issue, but that just made it worse. We’ve got dozens of people showing up to our offices each day. They’re getting tattoos. They’re legally changing their names to ‘Vincent Van Goat,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce.

“We’re mystified, but we figured, hey, bigger is better right? Hence, the world’s largest freestanding goat was born. Or, rather, will be built. At minimal risk to the surrounding populace. We hope,” added Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.

“Valiant is doing what?” said Jennifer Martin, Sales Executive for ReedPOP. “Not only do they not have permission to build whatever this thing is, it sounds incredibly reckless. This is ill-advised on multiple levels, not to mention unsafe.”

Under the strict observation of Valiant interns, the volunteer G.O.A.T. squad (the Giant Organizational Assembly Team) will begin work today on the 45 foot tall by 25 foot wide effigy dedicated to the greatness of the world’s worst superhero team and their square-pupiled partner-in-crime. A standard size representation of Quantum and Woody, with accompanying banana, will also be provided for scale.

But Quantum and Woody fans rejoice – Valiant isn’t stopping there! Not only will the sculpture qualify as the largest goat ever erected in the history of human civilization, but it will also double as a fully functioning piñata to be stuffed with comics, candy, fireworks…and even smaller goat piñatas.

To be constructed with materials including discount-quality chicken wire, pipefittings, and kerosene-soaked human hair, Valiant’s project managers expect the project to be completed in just under three weeks with a minimal loss of human life. The record-setting goat will be displayed for all three days of C2E2, culminating with Sunday’s “Valiant First Piñata Party,” during which attending fans will be equipped with official Goat bludgeoning rods. The first fan to successfully penetrate the artificial beast’s incredibly flammable hide and unearth the goodies inside will be offered up in tribute to the gods of retailer ordering practices.

Parking is expected to be difficult. In the event of lightning, maintain a minimum safe distance and shelter in place.

Reading the complete text of this announcement qualifies as a legal waiver for any and all immediate and/or longterm bodily harm and/or property damage that may result from contact with said sculpture. Enjoy the show!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


VALIANT Heads to NC COMICON with JAMES ASMUS, CHRISTOS GAGE, CARY NORD, FRED VAN LENTE and More!

UNITY_001_VARIANT_NCCOMICONThis weekend, Valiant is making its debut appearance at NC Comicon– and we’re bringing along a boatload of surprises to celebrate!

On Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 10th, join Valiant at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, NC for a weekend jam-packed with panels, signings and convention-only exclusives – including the UNITY #1 NC Comicon Variant by legendary artists Bernard Chang and Tommy Lee Edwards!

And that’s only the beginning!

Visit Valiant all weekend long to shop a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks, t-shirts and merchandise, including convention-exclusive, signed editions of the X-O Manowar and Harbinger Deluxe Edition oversized hardcover collections. And look for signings and appearances throughout the show by a who’s who of Valiant’s acclaimed creators, including James Asmus (Quantum and Woody), Christos Gage (Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps), Cary Nord (X-O Manowar), and Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong)!

Plus, don’t miss your chance to take a look inside 2013′s most anticipated new series debut with the UNITY #1 Preview Edition – a FREE NC Comicon giveaway featuring sneak peeks of UNITY #1 and X-O Manowar #19!

Then, find what’s next for the most talked-about superhero publisher in comics today at the Meet Valiant Comics panel presentation on Saturday, November 9th at 12:15 pm, moderated by Valiant Sales Manager Atom! Freeman. Valiant’s creators will also be taking center stage later that same day at 4:30 pm for the Valiant Creative Round-Up, spotlighting each of the top talents behind Valiant’s critically acclaimed titles.

Don’t miss a moment when Valiant heads to NC Comicon this weekend! We’ll see you in Durham!

For more information, visit NCComicon.com and ValiantUniverse.com.