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Valiant’s 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Adds Four New Dates for Fall 2015!

VALIANT_25th-Anniversary-Con-Tour_Art-by-Michael-WalshWinter is almost upon us, but Valiant Entertainment’s 25th Anniversary Convention Tour is going strong with four more stops in its cross-country celebration of the largest independent superhero universe in comics!

First, from Saturday, October 17th to Sunday, October 18th, Valiant is headed north for Buffalo Comicon 2015 – and we’re heating the weekend up with thrilling panel presentations, creator appearances, and a top-flight selection of comics!

All weekend long, join Valiant at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center’s Upper Level, Section E, to learn why Valiant is the hottest publisher in comics with a selection of Valiant’s Volume 1 trade paperbacks and hardcovers, including X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, NINJAK, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, and many more – making for a perfect ground-floor entry into the award-winning Valiant Universe!

Then on Saturday, October 17th at 12:00 p.m. in Room #106 B+C, come aboard with Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here – a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters! Looking for where to start with Valiant? Then this is the panel for you! From X-O MANOWAR to NINJAK to DIVINITY and QUANTUM AND WOODY, find out for yourself why Buzzfeed calls Valiant “a universe full of your new favorite superheroes” right here with an easy, one-stop panel presentation from Valiant staff and red-hot artist Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP)!

Then, Valiant’s 25th Anniversary Convention Tour continues throughout the fall with newly added dates, including:

The Pittsburgh Comic and Collectibles Show

Saturday, October 24
West Mifflin, PA
Century III Mall
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NC Comicon
Friday, November 13th – Sunday, November 15th
Durham, NC
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New Jersey Comic Expo
Saturday, November 21st – Sunday, November 22nd
Edison, NJ
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
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We’ll see you on the road!

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


Diamond Retailer Summit 2015: Valiant’s BOOK OF DEATH Reigns as Most Successful Independent Crossover Event of the Decade

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With Total Sales of 200,000+ Units, Valiant’s Acclaimed Summer Crossover Achieves Major Milestone for Largest Independent Superhero Universe.

As revealed this morning at the Diamond Retailer Summit in Baltimore, MD, Valiant is proud to announce that the widely acclaimed BOOK OF DEATH event storyline has sold more than 200,000 copies and counting as of September 2015, cementing its status as the most successful crossover event of the decade from an independent publisher.

Following a record-setting debut of more than 70,000 copies for BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) in July, Valiant’s blockbuster summer event – helmed by New York York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern) and artists Robert Gill (Batgirl) and Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) – has continued to accrue widespread critical acclaim and multiple distributor sell-outs across both the core BOOK OF DEATH limited series and four standalone one-shots from an all-star cast of preeminent creative talents, that inlcudes writers Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Descender), Matt Kindt (NINJAK, Mind MGMT), Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER, Unknown Soldier), alongside artists Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY), Kano (QUANTUM AND WOODY), and Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG).

“The reception to BOOK OF DEATH thus far has been astounding and the series isn’t slowing down yet,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “BOOK OF DEATH really is a landmark moment for Valiant, both as a publisher and for the characters that define our universe. From craft and story, to sales and marketing, BOOK OF DEATH has created an influx of fans new to Valiant and emboldened our long-time readers. Look out…because the story that begins here will have long-lasting ramifications in the months and years to come.”

Spanning eight issues total, BOOK OF DEATH collides the next thousand years of history with the most powerful heroes of today. 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?

Featuring the last stands of Valiant icons, the first appearances of all-new heroes, and tantalizing clues of future events, BOOK OF DEATH is the gateway to the next decade of the Valiant Universe and beyond. That new era officially begins on November 18th in WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 by BOOK OF DEATH’s own Robert Venditti and visionary artist Raul Allen (NINJAK, Hawkeye) – the first issue of an all-new ongoing series bringing Valiant’s immortal master of war out of the pages of Valiant’s chart-topping event and into a savage new realm far removed from the world he once knew…

“Robert Venditti and Cary Nord defined the scope and fury of the Valiant Universe in 2012 in the pages of X-O MANOWAR #1. Now, Rob and Raul Allen are bringing that same passion and widescreen scope to WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR – a series that, following on in the aftermath of BOOK OF DEATH, will establish the Eternal Warrior, beyond a doubt, as a true heavyweight of the Valiant pantheon,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “The revelations that series will hold over the next year are truly unlike anything that Valiant has published before and will redefine the Eternal Warrior’s place as both a soldier and superhero.”

For five millennia, the Eternal Warrior has shaped history at the end of his sword. He’s razed empires, toppled civilizations, and broken armies as an immortal soldier in service to the Earth.

But now, the Eternal Warrior has been torn from the world he once protected and finds himself stranded in a hostile alien landscape unlike any he’s ever faced. Separated from his earthly environs, can history’s deadliest soldier survive a realm far older, far deadlier, and far more ruinous than anything he’s ever encountered before? Beyond Earth lies eternity…

On November 18th, step out of BOOK OF DEATH and into the farthest reaches of the Valiant Universe, only in WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1!

Also announced at today’s Diamond Retailer Summit, the complete BOOK OF DEATH epic will be collected between two trade paperbacks in January 2016, beginning with the BOOK OF DEATH TPB – re-presenting BOOK OF DEATH #1-4 (of 4) with never-before-seen bonus materials from series artists Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite.

Shortly thereafter, also in January 2016, the publisher will debut a second volume – BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE TPB – collecting the four acclaimed one-shot chapters detailing the apocalyptic future that awaits Valiant’s biggest heroes from BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1, BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1, BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1, and BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1.

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

WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAUL ALLEN
Cover A (Wraparound) by DAVID LAFUENTE (SEP151652)
Cover B by RAUL ALLEN (SEP151653)
Cover C by CARY NORD (SEP151654)
Cover D by MARCOS MARTIN (SEP151655)
Emblem Variant by PERE PEREZ (SEP151657)
Artist Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP151658)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (SEP151659)
Blank Cover also available (SEP151656)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 18 (FOC –10/26/15)

BOOK OF DEATH TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by ROBERT GILL
$14.99 | 160 pgs. | T+ | COMING JANUARY 2016
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-939346-97-1

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE TPB
Written by JEFF LEMIRE, MATT KINDT, JOSHUA DYSART, and ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE, TREVOR HAIRSINE, KANO, and CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by CARY NORD
$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | COMING JANUARY 2016
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-939346-98-8

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A SOUND OF THUNDER Brings VALIANT’s SHADOWMAN to Life In TALES FROM THE DEADSIDE – A Heavy Metal Concept Album Launching September 25!

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Award-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment and Washington, DC area metal band A Sound of Thunder are teaming up for “Tales from the Deadside” – an all-new concept album inspired by New Orleans’ nocturnal guardian…the voodoo-empowered hero simply known as Shadowman!

Venture into the darkest reaches of the Valiant Universe to witness the story of Jack Boniface – the latest in a long line of Shadowmen tasked with protecting our world from the forbidden supernatural realm called Deadside…and the evil machinations of Master Darque, who long ago traded his humanity to possess the dark knowledge of the haunted world beyond our own.

From Shadowman’s unearthly origin to his first brutal encounter with the arcane forces of the New Orleans night, “Tales from the Deadside” is a comics experience like none other, told across 60 minutes of spine-tingling tracks, voice narration, and soundscapes from rock n’ roll masters A Sound of Thunder!

“The story of Shadowman, his alter-ego Jack Boniface, and the many characters in his world inspired us to create what we believe is our best album to date,” said A Sound of Thunder guitarist Josh Schwartz. “We let the story lead us to places our music has never been before, combining all the elements of supernatural horror, drama, action and adventure found in the comics. Of course, everything has gone through our own unique Thunderous filter, and all the familiar ASOT elements will be there. Shadowman’s harrowing journey demanded no less!”

A runaway success on Kickstarter, “Tales from the Deadside” smashed through its initial crowdfunding campaign by more than 300 percent, raising more than $30,000. Recorded at Assembly Line Studios with RIAA platinum-awarded producer Kevin ’131′ Gutierrez (Shinedown, While Heaven Wept, Raven), the 10-track album is A Sound of Thunder‘s fifth full-length release, refining their classic blend of melodic heavy metal, rock, and prog. Since forming in 2009, the band has performed across the United States and Canada and shared the stage with notable acts such as Iced Earth, Accept, Overkill, and Kamelot. Their last album, “The Lesser Key of Solomon,” debuted as a Top 50 release on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart.

On September 25th, the many worlds of Valiant’s iconic Shadowman characters spring to life in “Tales from the Deadside” – available digitally, on CD, and vinyl! And don’t miss the band’s ground-shaking release party, kicking off during Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 at Baltimore’s own Metro Gallery on September 26th! Join A Sound of Thunder’s Legion of Thunder and a host of Shadowman fans from around the globe for a musical performance unlike any other as Shadowman’s “Tales from the Deadside” smashes down the barrier from the Valiant Universe to yours!

Plus: meet A Sound of Thunder in person during Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 at Booth A185, as the band overtakes the metro area’s biggest comic convention with band-exclusive variants of Book of Death #3 (of 4) by artist Dusan Markovic, CDs, vinyl, t-shirts, and more for sale and free autographing!

The dark protector of the New Orleans night, Shadowman is one of the most enduring heroes in comics with more than 5.3 million comics sold since the character’s debut in 1992. As the sole protector of the boundary between our world and the nightmare realm known only as Deadside, Shadowman’s mythology forms a cornerstone of the larger Valiant Universe and spawned the best-selling “Shadow Man” action-adventure gaming franchise produced by Acclaim Entertainment. The character will next appear in “Operation: Deadside” – a four-part storyline beginning in December’s Ninjak #10 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite.

About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com.

A SOUND OF THUNDER – “Tales from the Deadside” (Album Preview)

A SOUND OF THUNDER – “Tower of Souls” (Lyric Video)

A SOUND OF THUNDER – “Tremble” (Official Audio)

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Valiant Charges into Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 with Show Exclusives, Giveaways, Signings, Panels, and Much, Much More!

BOD-NINJAK_001_EXCLUSIVE_BALTIMOREThe most nominated publisher of the 2015 Harvey Awards is gearing up for its biggest Baltimore Comic-Con yet!

From Friday, September 25th through Sunday, September 27th, Valiant will be bringing its cross-country 25th anniversary convention tour to Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 – and we’re bringing along a boatload of convention-only exclusives, signings, programming, panels, and special guests to celebrate!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside the Baltimore Convention Center at Booth #2008 to find out why Valiant is leading the pack at Charm City’s own Harvey Awards with a complete selection of Valiant trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for nominated titles including ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, ARMOR HUNTERS, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, QUANTUM AND WOODY, RAI, THE VALIANT, and many more!

Plus: Valiant is proud to debut the BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1 Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusive Variant – featuring the first Valiant cover from multiple Eisner Award nominee and Emmy Award-winning artist Dean Haspiel (The Fox)! Discover the desolate future that awaits MI-6′s most dangerous operative – Colin King a.k.a. Ninjak – here with a special standalone tale ripped from the pages of Valiant’s cataclysmic summer event by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK, RAI) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY)!

And don’t miss signings all weekend long from an all-star cast of special guests, including Haspiel, Kindt, Harvey Award-nominated artist Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR)!

Then, on Friday, September 25th at 2:30 p.m. ET in Panel Room #343-344, come aboard with Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here – a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters! Looking for where to start with Valiant? Then this is the panel for you! From X-O MANOWAR to NINJAK to THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE and QUANTUM AND WOODY, find out for yourself why Buzzfeed calls Valiant “a universe full of your new favorite superheroes” right here with an easy, one-stop panel presentation from Valiant creators and staff!!

And we’re not done yet! On Saturday, September 26th at 12:15 p.m. ET in Panel Room #343-344, join us for 25 YEARS OF VALIANT: BOOK OF DEATH AND BEYOND - an all-star panel spotlighting the next earth-shaking changes coming for Valiant’s biggest heroes with artist Clayton Henry, writer Matt Kindt, writer Robert Venditti, Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani! From the epic events of BOOK OF DEATH and WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR to seismic changes for X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT REBORN, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, DIVINITY, and many more, get the jump on the future of the Valiant Universe right here with an exclusive round of news and announcements from the most acclaimed publisher in comics today, only at Baltimore Comic-Con 2015!

We’ll see you in Charm City!

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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Valiant Teams With ComicsPRO to Bring WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR and BOOK OF DEATH to Local Comic Shop Day!

WRATH_001_LCSD_COVER_FOWLERValiant Entertainment is proud to announce that it is partnering with ComicsPRO for Local Comic Shop Day, a brand-new event celebrating comic book shops and their important contributions to the comic book industry. On Saturday, November 28th, head to your local comics retailer for two exclusive Valiant offerings – WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 and BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1 LCSD Exclusive Variants – available only at participating Local Comic Shop Day retailers!

First, Local Comic Shop Day begins with the WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 LCSD Exclusive Variant – kicking off Valiant’s biggest series launch of the fall with an all-new, never-before-seen cover by acclaimed artist Tom Fowler (QUANTUM AND WOODY, Venom)!

For five millennia, the Eternal Warrior has shaped history at the end of his sword. He’s razed empires, toppled civilizations, and broken armies as an immortal soldier in service to the Earth. But now, the Eternal Warrior has been torn from the world he once protected and finds himself stranded in a hostile alien landscape unlike any he’s faced before. Separated from his earthly environs, can history’s deadliest soldier survive a realm far older, far deadlier, and far more ruinous than anything he’s ever encountered?

This November, the Valiant Universe forges a major new milestone as Earth’s Fist and Steel embarks on a daring crusade to the far end of existence with WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 Exclusive Variant – the FIRST ISSUE of a new ongoing series by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR) and breakout artist Raul Allen (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Hawkeye)!

Then, Valiant’s Local Comic Shop Day celebration continues with the BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1 LCSD EXCLUSIVE VARIANT! Featuring a brand-new cover by red-hot rising star Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH, Batgirl) and strictly limited to 1,000 copies, Valiant’s blockbuster summer event continues here with a glimpse into the future of the Valiant Universe…and the revelation of the long-awaited final reckoning between the world’s two most powerful psiots…Peter Stanchek and Toyo Harada!

Join New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and visionary artist Kano (Gotham Central) for a journey to the far end of the Geomancer’s BOOK OF DEATH to reveal the final, unavoidable end for Valiant’s most devastating foes in the BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1 LCSD Exclusive Variant – available only on Local Comic Shop Day!

“Local comic book retailers are the bedrock of the comic book industry and continue to be the single most important means of connecting with fans around the world,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “It is Valiant’s distinct pleasure to join ComicsPRO as an inaugural sponsor of the very first Local Comic Shop Day and to contribute to the continued success of their ongoing and vital mission.”

Local Comic Shop Day is a new event designed to call attention to locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, celebrating their unique and vital role in being the primary fire-starters of pop culture.The first Local Comic Shop Day will be Saturday, November 28th, two days after Thanksgiving and coinciding with the day American Express has labeled “Small Business Saturday.”

Participating retailers will sell exclusive releases from participating publishers. Some items offered will be limited editions, others will be “first day of release” items debuting on LCSD, released on that Saturday – outside of the traditional Wednesday routine. The goal of Local Comic Shop Day is to jump start the holiday buying season for storefront comics specialty retailers while also giving comics fans more of what they most desire.

Retailer and publisher participation information is available from ComicsPRO Executive Director Marco Davanzo at marco@comicspro.org. Information is also posted at www.localcomicshopday.com

About ComicsPRO:
ComicsPRO is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the health and progress of direct market comic book retailers. ComicsPRO allows retailers to speak with a unified voice on important industry issues, provides educational and mentoring opportunities to current and future retailers, and provides opportunities for retailers to join together for common good.

About Valiant Entertainment:
Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com.

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Valiant Brings the 25th Anniversary Convention Tour to Portland for Rose City Comic Con 2015!

BSRB_006_EXCLUSIVE_ROSE-CITY-CONValiant’s coast-to-coast celebration of 25 years of the largest independent superhero universe in comics continues at Rose City Comic Con 2015 – Portland’s premier pop culture event! From Saturday, September 19th through Sunday, September 20th, the Oregon Convention Center is the prime destination for Valiant exclusive convention-only swag, creator signings, panels, programming, and much more!

Visit Booth #712 all weekend-long to discover why Valiant is the single most nominated comic book publisher of the 2015 Harvey Awards with a complete collection of Valiant’s critically acclaimed trade paperback and hardcover collections…and then check out our latest and greatest selection of sold-out new series with BOOK OF DEATH #1, BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1, and more – still available at the Valiant booth!

Valiant is also debuting a new convention-only exclusive that fans can only pick up in Portland! Don’t miss the BLOODSHOT REBORN #6 Exclusive Rose City Comic Con Variant – featuring a never-before-seen cover by Portland’s own Wook-Jin Clark (Regular Show)! Jump aboard one of 2015′s most acclaimed new series here, with the FIRST ISSUE of “THE HUNT” – an all-new story arc from master storytellers Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Descender) and Butch Guice (NINJAK, Captain America)!

Plus: On Saturday, September 19th at 12:30 pm PT in Room #3, join Valiant for 25 YEARS OF VALIANT: BOOK OF DEATH AND BEYOND – an all-star panel spotlighting the next earth-shaking changes coming for Valiant’s biggest heroes with special guests James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY) and Jen Van Meter (THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE)! From the epic events of BOOK OF DEATH and WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR to seismic changes for X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT REBORN, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES, DIVINITY and many more, get the jump on the future of the Valiant Universe right here with an exclusive round of news and announcements from the most acclaimed publisher in comics today!

Then, on Sunday, September 20th at 1:30 pm PT in Room #3, don’t miss Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here – a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters from Valiant creators and staff! From X-O MANOWAR to NINJAK to THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE and QUANTUM AND WOODY, find out for yourself why Buzzfeed calls Valiant “a universe full of your new favorite superheroes” right here!

The next can’t-miss stop on the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour is Rose City Comic Con 2015… We’ll see you in Portland!

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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The Valiant 25th Anniversary Tour Brings BOOK OF DEATH, NINJAK, and More to Alamo City Comic Con in September!

BOD-NINJAK_EXCLUSIVE_ALAMO-CONThis September, Valiant is bringing its silver anniversary festivities to the third annual Alamo City Comic Con in San Antonio, TX – the Lone Star state’s premier pop culture convention celebrating comics, movies, TV, gaming and cosplay!

From Friday, September 11th through Sunday, September 13th, visit Valiant at Booth #B5 inside the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center for a weekend packed with Valiant panels, convention-only exclusives, and more from Valiant’s award-winning publishing line!

Find out why Valiant is the single most nominated comic book publisher of the 2015 Harvey Awards with a complete collection of Valiant’s critically acclaimed trade paperback and hardcover collections…and then check out our latest and greatest selection of sold-out new series with BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, BLOODSHOT REBORN, and more – still available at the Valiant booth!

Plus: debuting only in San Antonio, look for the BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1 Alamo City Comic Con Exclusive Variant, featuring an all-new cover by rising star Ryan Lee (Uncanny Inhumans)! Discover the never-before-revealed future of MI-6’s most elite operative – and the Valiant Universe along with it – with this special one-shot tale ripped from the pages of the summer’s most acclaimed comic book event from Matt Kindt (NINJAK, Mind MGMT) and Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY)!

Then, get ready for two all-star panel presentations featuring Valiant creators and staff! Still curious about where to start with Valiant? Join Valiant on Friday, September 11th at 5 pm ET in Room #204 for Valiant 101: The Story Starts Here – a step-by-step panel presentation detailing the origins of the Eternal Warrior, X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Dr. Mirage, and more of Valiant’s top heroes and villains. If you’re new to the Valiant Universe, then this is the panel for you!

Next up, on Saturday, September 12th at 4 pm ET in Room #204, get the inside track on all of Valiant’s silver anniversary plans with the Valiant 25th Anniversary Celebration! From BOOK OF DEATH and BLOODSHOT REBORN to the upcoming events of WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, find out what’s coming next for the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes right here!

The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour is in full swing this September at Alamo City Comic Con 2015! We’ll see you in San Antonio!

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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Hastings and Valiant Entertainment Team for “The Craft of Comics” – A Weekly Workshop Hosted Live Nationwide

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SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 – Hastings stores across the nation have joined forces with award-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment for “The Craft of Comics” – a groundbreaking comic book workshop live-streaming with live audience Q&A for four weeks this fall. The month-long in-store event will launch Saturday, September 19th and continue every Saturday through October 10th.

Broadcasting live into more than 140 Hastings locations nationwide, each installment of “The Craft of Comics” will feature a live tutorial with an all-star Valiant creator as they detail the practice and principles underlying one of the four key disciplines involved in the creation of comics: writing, penciling, inking, and coloring.

Each Hastings guest will receive a free exclusive “The Craft of Comics” workbook produced by Valiant Entertainment to create and refine their skills over the course of the four-week workshop. Inspired guests can then enter “The Craft of Comics” contest, where one lucky contestant will emerge victoriously and earn immortal bragging rights by having his or her work published in an upcoming Valiant comic.

Creators schedule to stream live during the workshop include:

WEEK ONE – WRITING:
James Asmus (Writer, Quantum and Woody)
September 19th at 6pm ET (5pm CT, 4pm MT, 3pm PT)

WEEK TWO – PENCILING:

Clayton Henry (Artist, Archer & Armstrong)
September 26th at 5pm ET (4pm CT, 3pm MT, 2pm PT)

WEEK THREE – INKING:

Ryan Winn (Inker, Divinity)
October 3rd at 5pm ET (4pm CT, 3pm MT, 2pm PT)

WEEK FOUR – COLORING:

David Baron (Colorist, Bloodshot Reborn)
October 10th at 7pm ET (6pm CT, 5pm MT, 4pm PT)

Contact your local store that will be participating in these events regarding streaming times and other details. Come ready for fun weekends of learning invaluable comic skills and experiencing your exclusive chance to become a published comic book artist! Visit www.goHastings.com/Valiant for more information.

About Hastings
Hastings is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, as well as trends and consumer electronics merchandise, in a superstore format.

About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com.

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Valiant Entertainment Leads 2015 Harvey Awards as Most Nominated Publisher

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

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

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

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

Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. They will be presented September 26, 2015 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.

Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators – those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit, or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. They are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.

Valiant Entertainment is honored to be considered in the following categories:

BEST COLORIST

Laura Martin, ARMOR HUNTERS, Valiant Entertainment

BEST INKER

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

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT

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

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

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

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

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

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

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

SPECIAL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

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

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

THE VALIANT, Valiant Entertainment

BEST WRITER

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

BEST ARTIST

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

BEST CARTOONIST

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

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

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

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

For more information on the Harvey Awards, visit www.harveyawards.org.

About Valiant Entertainment

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com.


VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT | SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2015 SIGNING SCHEDULE

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

FRIDAY, JULY 10th
MATT KINDT

CBLDF Booth (#1918) | 10 AM – 11 AM

FRIDAY, JULY 10th
JEFF LEMIRE

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

FRIDAY, JULY 10th
ROBERT VENDITTI

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

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

SATURDAY, JULY 11th
JAMES ASMUS

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

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

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

SUNDAY, JULY 12th
ROBERT VENDITTI

CBLDF Booth (#1918) | 1 PM – 2 PM

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.