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Valiant Soars into Phoenix Comicon 2017 with Exclusives, Programs, Panels and More!

RAPTURE_001_VARIANT-PHXCC_PINAFrom Thursday, May 25th to Sunday, May 28th, Valiant’s non-stop convention tour is blazing the trail into Phoenix Comicon– and we’re bringing along a massive stash of exclusives, merchandise and panels for three full days of non-stop action!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside the Phoenix Convention Center at booth #760 to see why Valiant reigns supreme as the most acclaimed comic book publisher in the industry today with a selection of paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically renowned and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE, FAITH, HARBINGER RENEGADE, NINJAK, QUANTUM & WOODY, SAVAGE and many more! And don’t miss the stacks of Valiant merchandise rolling into Phoenix, including a brand new FAITH & THE FUTURE FORCE T-shirt by artist Kano (Daredevil) [$25] and the RAPTURE #1 PHOENIX COMICON VARIANT, featuring the art of fan-favorite artist Jeff Piña (Zombies Vs. Cheerleaders)! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and explosive artist CAFU (RAI) begin Valiant’s spellbinding summer standalone event right here as MI-6 assassin Ninjak unites with the fallen hero known as Shadowman for a harrowing journey into the Deadside…where the very fate of the Valiant Universe lies at the mercy of an ancient evil with an unspeakable connection to the origin of the Shadowman loa itself!

Plus: Get ready for the all-star talent charging into the Valiant booth for signings and free sketches, including David Baron (colorist, BLOODSHOT REBORN; DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE) and Jeff Piña!

Next: Your official initiation into Valiant’s critically acclaimed pantheon of heroes begins on Friday, May 26th at 3:00 p.m. MST in room #232ABC for the VALIANT 101: THE STORY STARTS HERE panel presentation! New to the Valiant Universe? Jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes – from BLOODSHOT and DIVINITY to FAITH and HARBINGER RENEGADE to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From The A.V. Club to Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today… Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

Finally: Prepare yourself for the biggest and bloodiest battle to ever enter the Valiant Universe on Saturday, May 27th at 3:00 p.m. MST in room #232ABC for the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation! The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and impactful comic book event of all time starts right here! Jump on board to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes… and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe!

We’ll see you in Phoenix! And don’t miss a moment of the incredible action as Valiant’s cross-country convention road show charges on through Phoenix, San Francisco, Denver and more throughout the summer!

Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival
Pier 36
New York, NY

Saturday, May 20th
White Plains Comic Con
White Plains Public Library
White Plains, NY

Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival
Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

* Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!*

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

 

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Valiant Joins New York City’s Five Points Festival on May 20th & May 21st!

FIVE-POINTS-FEST_LOGOFrom Saturday, May 20th to Sunday, May 21st, Valiant coming on board for the Five Points Festival – and we’re bringing along five boroughs-worth of merchandise and programming for the ultimate Valiant experience!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside New York City’s Pier 36 at booth #355 for an awe-inspiring introduction to your new favorite heroes, villains, and action-packed epics with a complete selection of paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, FAITH, HARBINGER RENEGADE, NINJAK, QUANTUM & WOODY, SAVAGE and many more!

Then: Jump on board Valiant’s record breaking, cosmos-crushing debut of the year with X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, NINJAK, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of powerhouse artists – including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER, BLOODSHOT REBORN), Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, BLOODSHOT U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (RAI, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN ) – that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

X-O MANOWAR #1 is officially the #1 selling independent comic book release of the year! Now, at Five Points Fest, see why fans everywhere are adding X-O MANOWAR to their pull-lists!

“✮✮✮✮✮… One stunning page after another… Valiant has found a new epic in the making.” – Comic Crusaders

“Brutal, bloody and brilliant… Kindt is at the top of his game here, and Giorello’s art is absolutely gorgeous…” – Bleeding Cool

“✮✮✮✮✮… Easily accessible for anyone curious on trying out Valiant’s flagship book… Kindt and Giorello have created one of the best debut issues in possibly the last decade.” – Pastrami Nation

“A stunning introduction… Gorgeous…” – The A.V. Club

“✮✮✮✮✮… A real powerful comic…[with] an epic, cinematic approach to storytelling…” – Critical Blast

“Epic sci-fi adventure… This book is a showcase for everything Valiant does better than any other publisher…” – Nerdist

“✮✮✮✮✮… Stunning and beautiful… [A] perfect place to start…” – Outright Geekery

“Valiant has never offered an easier or more attractive jumping-on point… The elegant script and gorgeous visuals combine to form a very inviting and accessible new series.” – IGN

“✮✮✮✮✮… Refreshing and amazing… This book is gorgeous from beginning to end.” – Comic Bastards

“Brutal… A great first issue, especially for a reader new to the Valiant world…” – Geek.com

“✮✮✮✮✮… Compelling and mysterious… [X-O MANOWAR] is going to be a tough act to follow…” – Comicsverse

“Grimly beautiful… A perfectly bone-crunching place to start.” – Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮✮… One of Valiant’s breakaway hits of the year.” – All-Comic

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

Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival
Pier 36
New York, NY

Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival
Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

* Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!*

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

 

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Valiant Surfs into Tidewater Comicon 2017 – Coming to Virginia Beach on May 13th & 14th!

TIDEWATER-COMICON_2017_LOGOFrom Saturday, May 13th to Sunday, May 14th, Valiant’s non-stop convention tour is going full speed ahead into Tidewater Comicon – and we’re bringing along a high tide of merchandise and panels for two full days of all-out action!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside the Virginia Beach Convention Center at booth #1105 to see why the biggest independent superhero universe in comics is also the best with a selection of paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, FAITH, HARBINGER RENEGADE, NINJAK, QUANTUM & WOODY, SAVAGE and many more!

Plus, don’t miss the all-star Valiant talent that will be joining Tidewater Comicon through the weekend including Robert Venditti (writer, X-O MANOWAR; BOOK OF DEATH)!

Then: Jump into the world of alien-armored Visigoths, machine-made soldiers, and high-flying heroines on Saturday, May 13th at 12:00 p.m. EST in room #5 for the VALIANT 101: THE STORY STARTS HERE panel presentation! New to the Valiant Universe? Jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes – from BLOODSHOT and DIVINITY to FAITH and HARBINGER RENEGADE to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From The A.V. Club to Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today… Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

Plus: Get a sneak peek at the unbelievable battles and milestone moments that are heading to the Valiant Universe on Sunday, May 14th at 11:00 a.m. ET in room #5 for the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation! The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and impactful comic book event of all time starts right here! Jump on board to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes… and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe!

We’ll see you in Virginia Beach! And make sure you’re there for every second of the action as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, and more throughout the summer!

Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th
Tidewater Comicon
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival
Pier 36
New York, NY

Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival
Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

* Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!*

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

 

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Valiant to Appear at 2017 Vans Warped Tour® Dates in California, New York, Washington, and More – Coming Soon to a Town Near You!

Award-Winning Comics Publisher to Bring New Merchandise, Free Giveaways, Creator Appearances, and More to Thousands of New Fans Across the United States in Partnership with Longest Running Touring Music Festival

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that – in tandem with its ongoing partnership with the Vans Warped Tour® presented by Journeys® – the publisher will exhibit at several 2017 Vans Warped Tour® concert dates across the United States throughout the upcoming summer season! From June through August, Valiant will hit the road with America’s longest-running touring music festival to bring the largest independent superhero universe in comics to tens of thousands of new fans. To mark this unparalleled collision of music and comics culture, Valiant will be offering a never-before-seen selection of free giveaways, new apparel and merchandise, and appearances by major comics creators at the following  2017 Vans Warped Tour® dates:


June 16, 2017
Seattle, WA


July 8, 2017
Wantagh, NY


July 9, 2017
Hartford, CT


August 5, 2017
San Diego, CA


August 6, 2017
Pomona, CA


Look for more details on Valiant’s selection of Vans Warped Tour®-exclusive merchandise and free giveaways to be revealed soon.In addition to exhibiting with a full-scale convention set-up at these select dates, the collaboration between Valiant and the Vans Warped Tour® presented by Journeys® will continue across the historic tour’s entire summer 2017 season as several of the publisher’s most iconic heroes – including X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, Livewire, Ninjak, and more – take center stage on the tour’s posters, promotional pieces, merchandise, and more.

Valiant’s appearances on the 2017 Vans Warped Tour® will benefit the publisher’s ongoing charitable partners at The Keep A Breast Foundation – a leading nonprofit organization with a mission to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support.

Additionally, Valiant and the Vans Warped Tour® presented by Journeys® have also arranged for participating comic retailers to exhibit alongside Valiant at any of the tour’s 40+ stops throughout the 2017 season. For more details, retailers should e-mail retailers@valiantentertainment.com and note their store name and closest Vans Warped Tour® 2017 festival date.

A complete list of the 2017 Vans Warped Tour® dates can be found here.
For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.
For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

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

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

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

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

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

Then: Blast off from Houston and into the Valiant Universe on Saturday, May 13th at 1:30 p.m. CT with the VALIANT 101: THE STORY STARTS HERE panel presentation! New to the Valiant Universe? Jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes – from BLOODSHOT and DIVINITY to FAITH and HARBINGER RENEGADE to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From The A.V. Club to Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today… Now, look no further than this panel to find out where to start!

Finally: See the action-packed future that lies ahead for your favorite superheroes on Sunday, May 14th at 1:30 p.m. CT with the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation! The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and impactful comic book event of all time starts right here! Jump on board to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes… and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe!

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

Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th
Comicpalooza
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th
Tidewater Comicon
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival
Pier 36
New York, NY

Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival
Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

* Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!*

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

 

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Planet Comicon 2017 ­– Valiant Storms into Kansas City with Programs, Panels, and More!

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

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

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

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

Then: Get to know one of the most celebrated superhero universes in comics today on Saturday, April 29th at 3:30 p.m. CT in room 2104 for the VALIANT 101: THE STORY STARTS HERE panel presentation! New to the Valiant Universe? Jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes – from BLOODSHOT and DIVINITY to FAITH and HARBINGER RENEGADE to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From The A.V. Club to Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today… Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

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

Friday, April 28th – Sunday, April 30th
Planet Comic Con
Bartle Hall
Kansas City, MO

Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th
Comicpalooza
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th
Tidewater Comicon
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival
Pier 36
New York, NY

Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival
Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

* Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!*

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

 

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C2E2 2017 – Valiant Heads to Chicago with Parties, Panels, and Exclusives in April!

C2E2_LOGOFrom Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd, Valiant is bringing its cross-country convention road show to Chicago, IL for C2E2 2017 – and we’re unleashing a non-stop line-up of exclusives, programming, panels, and parties to celebrate!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside Chicago’s McCormick Place at Booth #317 to find out why Valiant is forging the 21st century’s most acclaimed superhero universe with a complete selection of paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, FAITH, HARBINGER RENEGADE, QUANTUM & WOODY, SAVAGE and many more! And don’t miss the convention debut of brand-new finely sculpted ceramic mugs from Surreal Entertainment, featuring two of the Valiant Universe’s biggest icons, X-O Manowar and Bloodshot! [$40 per set]

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Then: explore the future of Valiant’s leading icon on Friday, April 21st at 5:30 p.m. CT in room S405A for the VALIANT: 25 YEARS OF X-O MANOWAR panel presentation! This spring, Valiant marks 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as best-selling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1! Now, right here at C2E2, join a blockbuster roundtable of Valiant staff and creators for an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history…and a special look forward at what awaits the must-read new series of 2017!

Next: the Valiant Universe leaps off of the comics page and onto the cutting edge of superhero storytelling on Saturday, April 22nd at 6:30 p.m. CT in room S405B for the VALIANT DIGITAL: NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE AND BEYOND panel presentation! Join star Jason David Frank and Valiant’s own Josh Johns and Dinesh Shamdasani as they collide MI-6’s deadly assassin against a gauntlet of Valiant’s most formidable heroes with new footage from NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE – the bone-shattering, live-action series coming in 2017 – and more news and announcements about all-new VALIANT DIGITAL projects! And stick around for a free exclusive print at the end of the panel!

Finally: the road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here at C2E2 with a superstar cast of Valiant creators and staff on Sunday, April 23rd at 12:15 p.m. in room S405B at the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation! Jump on board here to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes…and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe with never-before-seen artwork and announcements!

Plus: don you strongest armor and blast into the biggest party of the weekend on Friday, April 21st as Valiant and Pipeworks Brewing Co. kick off the C2E2 2017: X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE RELEASE PARTY! From 7 pm CT onward at Chicago’s Cobra Lounge (235 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607), Valiant is celebrating its all-new collaboration with Chicago’s own Pipeworks Brewing Co. – a new limited-edition brew created in honor of the all-new X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1, the sold-out, epic new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello!

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Co-sponsored by Valiant Entertainment, Pipeworks Brewing Co., and Hope for the Day, the first 75 party-goers will receive a strictly limited X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 cover flat – a rare, unbound comic cover pulled directly from the printing press and signed by Valiant staff and creators! Portions of the proceeds from the party’s $5 door charge and all pints of X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE poured will be donated to Hope for the Day, supporting their suicide prevention outreach and mental health education projects. RSVP online at Facebook or Eventbrite.

We’ll see you in the Windy City! And don’t miss a moment of the excitement as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through Los Angeles, Kansas City, Houston, and more throughout the spring!

Friday, April 21st – Sunday, April 23rd
C2E2
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 23rd
L.A. Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California Campus
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, April 28th – Sunday, April 30th
Planet Comic Con
Bartle Hall
Kansas City, MO

Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th
Comicpalooza
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th
Tidewater Comicon
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival
Pier 36
New York, NY

Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival
Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

* Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!*

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

 

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Valiant and Pipeworks Brewing Co. Announce X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE – Debuting at C2E2 2017!

C2E2_XO-PARTY_INVITE_webInspired by 2017’s Newest Blockbuster Series, Comics-Inspired Beer Collaboration Kicks Off with Official Release Party Benefiting Chicago’s Hope for the Day

As revealed today at ComicBook.com, Valiant Entertainment and Chicago’s own Pipeworks Brewing Co. are proud to announce a brand-new, cosmos-spanning collaboration with X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE – a limited-edition beer release set to debut this April during C2E2 2017 and coming soon to select beer retailers in Illinois and New York! A portion of the proceeds from all sales of the X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE will benefit Hope for the Day, a Chicago-based suicide awareness non-profit dedicated to outreach, education, and prevention.

In the wake of the sold-out debut of Valiant’s epic new ongoing series from visionary creators Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello, Valiant and Pipeworks have joined forces to create a delicious and delectable golden ale inspired by Aric of Dacia’s empire-toppling conquest of a hostile alien world. Forged by an alien army and bottled in battle, the only thing more powerful than X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE’s unstoppable hop aroma might be the ultra-powerful Shanhara armor itself…but you’ll have to do more than read the back of the bottle to find out!

“All of us at Pipeworks Brewing Co. are very excited to offer up a juicy, dry-hopped golden ale brewed in collaboration with Valiant Entertainment,” said Pipeworks Brewing Co.’s Kate Brankin. “The beer was made with Galaxy hops and a yeast that lends incredible tropical notes. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. This craft beer pairs excellently with a well-crafted story arc and beautiful artwork. And we’re proud that a portion of all proceeds from this collaboration will benefit Hope for the Day, an organization that focuses on suicide prevention and mental health education through self-expression platforms.”

Featuring a label emblazoned with the artwork of Valiant-exclusive superstar Lewis LaRosa, Pipeworks’ brand-new beer creation will make its official debut on Friday, April 21st at the C2E2 2017: X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE RELEASE PARTY – from 7 to 11 pm CT at Chicago’s Cobra Lounge (235 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607)!

Co-sponsored by Valiant Entertainment, Pipeworks Brewing Co., and Hope for the Day, the first 75 party-goers will receive a strictly limited X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 cover flat – a rare, unbound comic cover pulled directly from the printing press and signed by Valiant staff and creators!

Portions of the proceeds from the event’s $5 door charge and all pints of X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE poured will be donated to Hope for the Day, supporting their suicide prevention outreach and mental health education projects. RSVP online at Facebook or Eventbrite.

“Our team at Hope for the Day is beyond stoked to be working with Valiant Entertainment and the local beer legends Pipeworks Brewing on this release that celebrates the festive C2E2,” said Hope for the Day Founder & CEO Jonny Boucher. “It’s amazing to work with such great individuals on a project that is both creatively awesome and proactively breaking the silence around suicide and mental health.”

Pipeworks Brewing Co.’s X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE is a limited release and will be available in select Illinois and New York bottle shops. Find participating retailers and distributors via Pipeworks’ location page, or visit them directly Thursday through Saturday at the Pipeworks Brewing Co. Bottle Shop (3912 W Mclean Ave., Chicago, IL 60647).

Then: Witness history in the making on March 22nd in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of THE EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of powerhouse artists – including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) – that together will span the series’ first year in 2017 and beyond!

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

This spring, Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello forge a new comic book legend for the 21st century as Earth’s most relentless warrior brings conquest to the stars, only in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – on sale now!

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About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Pipeworks Brewing Co.:

Pipeworks Brewing is a Chicago based craft brewery that opened in 2012. Pipeworks’ exponential expansion has been fueled by a passionate team, quality brewing, and the skilled execution of a variety of beer styles. Pipeworks’ commitment to craft has garnered accolades for their creative beers and bold artwork. Pipeworks self-distributes in Illinois, but can be found in New York and Connecticut through Sarene Distribution, in Colorado through Tivoli Distribution, and in Boston through Nightshift Distribution.

About Hope for the Day:

Hope For The Day does proactive suicide prevention providing outreach and mental health education through self-expression platforms.

Globally, more than 800,000 people die by suicide each year. In America, suicide completion rates have surged to a 3o-year high, with nearly 44,000 deaths a year or 121 deaths per day. It is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year-olds. The primary obstacle to suicide prevention is silence – silence due to stigmas. Suicide has no prejudice, and each year more than 800,000 die in this silence.

Suicide is a preventable mental health crisis. The biggest obstacle to effective prevention is the silence of stigma. We will reduce rates by raising the visibility of resources for support and providing mental health education to equip and empower a grassroots movement of peer-to-peer proactive prevention that is a sustainable model for evolving social and institutional policies. Prevention starts with a conversation, It’s Ok Not To Be Ok.

 

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Valiant’s 2017 Convention Tour Blasts into FAN EXPO DALLAS with Merchandise, Panels, and More!

fanexpo_dalla_logo_2017This weekend, the Valiant 2017 Convention Tour is stampeding into FAN EXPO DALLAS – and we’re bringing along a herd of merchandise, programming, panels, and the best-reviewed comics in the industry!

From Friday, March 31st to Sunday, April 2nd, visit the Dallas Convention Center at booth #631 for an all-access tour of the best superhero universe in the business, with a complete selection of Valiant trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for award-winning titles, including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, QUANTUM & WOODY and many more! And don’t miss the bundles of Valiant merchandise exploding out of Dallas, including t-shirts and more!

Plus: Be sure to visit the legion of phenomenal Valiant talent that’s storming into FAN EXPO DALLAS all weekend long, including:

Joe Eisma (Artist, Faith)
Cary Nord (Artist, X-O Manowar)
Clay Mann (Artist, Ninjak)

Then, come celebrate the silver anniversary of one of comics’ most enduring icons on Friday, March 31st, at 7:00 p.m. CT in Room C146 for the VALIANT: 25 YEARS OF X-O MANOWAR panel presentation! This March, Valiant celebrates 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as best-selling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1! Now, right here at FAN EXPO DALLAS, join a blockbuster roundtable of Valiant’s greatest talents for an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history…and a special look forward at the must-read new series of 2017!

Plus, prepare for all-out warfare on Saturday, April 1st, at 4:00 p.m. CT in Room C146 for the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation! The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here at FAN EXPO DALLAS with a superstar cast of Valiant creators and staff! Jump on board here to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes…and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe with never-before-seen artwork and announcements!

We’ll see you in Dallas! And don’t miss a moment of the action as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through Broomfield, CO; Chicago; Los Angeles; and more throughout the spring!

Friday, March 31st – Sunday, April 2nd
WonderCon
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

Friday, March 31st – Sunday, April 2nd
Fan Expo Dallas
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX

Saturday, April 15th
Fried Pie Con
2nd & Charles
Broomfield, CO

Friday, April 21st – Sunday, April 23rd
C2E2
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 23rd
L.A. Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California Campus
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, April 28th – Sunday, April 30th
Planet Comic Con
Bartle Hall
Kansas City, MO

Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th
Comicpalooza
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th
Tidewater Comicon
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival
Pier 36
New York, NY

Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival
Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

* Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!*

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

 

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WONDERCON 2017 – Valiant Brings X-O MANOWAR, SECRET WEAPONS, and More to Anaheim with Panels, Signings, and Exclusives!

wondercon_logo_webFrom Friday, March 31st to Sunday, April 2nd, Valiant’s non-stop convention tour is charging into WonderCon 2017 – and we’re bringing in tons of convention-only exclusives, panels, programming, and signings that you won’t find anywhere else!

All weekend long, Valiant is making booth #1019 inside the Anaheim Convention Center the only place to find a complete selection of trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers from the largest independent superhero universe in comics, with critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, QUANTUM AND WOODY, X-O MANOWAR, and many more!

Then: War comes to WonderCon as Valiant teams up with Los Angeles’ own Golden Apple Comics for the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 GOLDEN APPLE EXCLUSIVE VARIANT, featuring the art of comics legend Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin)! The year’s biggest superhero sci-fi blockbuster begins here with the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Mind MGMT) and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn, Batman and Robin) that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told! Exclusive available only at the Golden Apple booth #402!

Next: Race to the Valiant booth for signings from an all-star lineup of talent, including Oscar-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival), acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Faith), and astonishing artist Marguerite Sauvage (Faith), and receive a free copy of the SECRET WEAPONS #1 SUMMER PREVIEW – featuring your first look inside Valiant’s next extraordinary Prestige Format adventure with this exclusive comic, showcasing all-new artwork, character designs, and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks! Only available while supplies last.

Plus: Don’t miss the convention-first debut of two brand-new Valiant t-shirts from Jack of All Trades, featuring the unstoppable X-O Manowar ($25)!

The excitement lights up on Friday, March 31st at 1:30 p.m. PT in Room 208 for the VALIANT 101: THE STORY STARTS HERE panel presentation! New to the Valiant Universe? Jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes – from BLOODSHOT and DIVINITY to FAITH and HARBINGER RENEGADE to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From The A.V. Club to Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today… Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

Then, the Valiant Universe leaps out of the comics page on Saturday, April 1st at 12:00 p.m. PT in Room 211 for VALIANT DIGITAL: NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE AND BEYOND! Join Valiant’s own Dinesh Shamdasani, directors Aaron & Sean Schoenke, cast member Kevin Porter (Armstrong), Hyper RPG’s Zac Eubank, and special surprise guests as they collide MI-6’s deadly assassin against a gauntlet of Valiant’s most formidable heroes in never-before-seen footage from NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE – the bone-shattering, live-action series coming in 2017!

Next up, find out all that you need to know about the cataclysmic future that awaits on Saturday, April 1st at 6:00 pm PT in Room 209 for the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation! The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here at WonderCon with a superstar cast of Valiant creators and staff! Jump on board here to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes…and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe with never-before-seen artwork and announcements!

Finally, ring in the biggest silver anniversary celebration of the year on Sunday, April 2nd at 1:30 p.m. PT in Room 208 for the VALIANT: 25 YEARS OF X-O MANOWAR panel presentation! This March, Valiant celebrates 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as best-selling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1! Now, right here at WonderCon, join a blockbuster roundtable of Valiant’s greatest talents for an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history…and a special look forward at the must-read new series of 2017!

We’ll see you in Anaheim!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

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