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From April 26th to April 28th, Valiant Entertainment will be joining the festivities at C2E2, Chicago’s premier comics and pop culture convention, and we’re bringing along a ton of special guests and exclusive giveaways to celebrate!
Visit Valiant at booth #1029 all weekend long to get a sneak peek at the next big things to rock the Valiant Universe inside the pages of the Valiant Summer 2013 Preview Edition – a FREE C2E2-exclusive convention giveaway, featuring a look inside Quantum & Woody #1 by James Asmus and Tom Fowler and an extended preview of Harbinger Wars #1, the debut issue of Valiant’s first crossover event.
Stop by for signings and appearances throughout the show by some of the Valiant Universe’s greatest talents, including New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Demon Knights, The Surrogates), New York Times best-selling artist Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars, Archer & Armstrong, Incredible Hercules), and acclaimed artist Mico Suayan (Harbinger, Batman: The Dark Knight).
As always, Valiant will also have a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and t-shirts on hand, alongside a brand new convention-exclusive Harbinger Wars #1/Shadowman #1 blank flip book – debuting for the very first time at C2E2!
Then, find out everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2013 on Saturday, April 27th at 4pm in room W471 for the Valiant 2013: Harbinger Wars and Beyond panel presentation! With the landmark events of Harbinger Wars and Planet Death currently underway, find out what’s next for Valiant’s greatest heroes directly from a panel of Valiant insiders, including X-O Manowar writer Robert Venditti, Harbinger Wars artist Clayton Henry, Executive Editor Warren Simons, Publisher Fred Pierce, and CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.
And rounding out the weekend, join Valiant’s Executive Editor and a special slate of surprise guests on Sunday, April 28th at 11:30 AM W474 for Valiant 2013: The Craft of Comics with Warren Simons. In this candid, behind-the-scenes panel discussion, find out just what it takes to put together a compelling story from start to finish, how to make your series stand apart, and how the editorial process functions at the highest levels – from the award-winning industry veteran behind the Valiant relaunch and a host of fan favorite titles, including Thor, Immortal Iron Fist, Invincible Iron Man, and many more!
For more information, please visit C2E2.com and ValiantUniverse.com.
We’ll see you at C2E2!
This March, Valiant is bringing the Harbinger Wars to the West Coast!
Valiant is proud to announce its debut appearance at WonderCon Anaheim onMarch 29-31, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center – and we’re bringing along a ton of free giveaways, show exclusive products, and special guests to celebrate!
Visit Valiant at booth #710 all weekend long to get a sneak peek at the future of the Valiant Universe inside the pages of the Harbinger Wars Sketchbook – a FREE first look inside the biggest Valiant event of the summer! And look for signing sessions throughout the weekend with New York Times best-selling author and Harbinger Wars co-writer Joshua Dysart!
Valiant will also be debuting new “Harbinger Wars blue” Valiant logo t-shirts for sale, alongside a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and blank convention-only flip books.
And don’t forget to join us on Saturday, March 30th at 4:30 pm in room 208 for the “Valiant 2013: Harbinger Wars and Beyond” panel – the only place to find out everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2013!
With the opening shot of Harbinger Wars just weeks away, get ready to discover the secrets that will put Harbinger and Bloodshot on an inescapable collision course – directly from a panel of Valiant insiders, including writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger, Harbinger Wars), Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce, Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, and some special surprise guests!
For information, visit ValiantUniverse.com or Comic-Con International’s WonderCon homepage.
We’ll see you at WonderCon Anaheim!
This March, the Harbinger Wars are heading north for the largest comic book and pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest!
Valiant is proud to announce its debut appearance at Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) on March 1-3, 2013 in Seattle, WA – and we’re bringing along a boatload of free swag, show exclusive products, and special guests to celebrate!
Visit Valiant at Booth #2008 all weekend long to get a sneak peek at the future of the Valiant Universe inside the pages of theHarbinger Wars Sketchbook – a FREE first look inside the biggest Valiant event of the summer!
Plus, for the first time ever, Valiant will also be debuting new Shadowman logo t-shirts for sale, alongside a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and blank convention-only flip books!
And, to find out everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2013, join us on Sunday, March 3rd at 12 noon in Room 3AB for the Valiant 2013: Harbinger Wars and Beyond panel!
With the opening shot of Harbinger Wars only weeks away, get ready to discover the secrets that will put Harbinger and Bloodshot on an inescapable collision course – directly from a panel of Valiant insiders, including incoming Bloodshot penciller Barry Kitson, X-O Manowar artist/inker Stefano Gaudiano, Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce, and Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani!
We’ll see you at ECCC!
Valiant Entertainment, one of the leading comic character-based entertainment companies, will design the competition and practice race suits for the USA Luge team through 2014. The USA Luge National and Junior National teams will wear Valiant-designed race suits for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 World Cup and World Championship seasons. This groundbreaking partnership marks the first time ever that an entertainment company has outfitted a national sports organization with uniquely designed uniforms inspired by a comic book character. Valiant and USA Luge will also work together to create the look of the team’s race gear when they compete at Sochi, Russia during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The partnership also includes other marketing and cross-promotional opportunities.
Each suit created by Valiant and its illustrators will be designed to resemble the look of the character X-O Manowar, one of the comic book industry’s most popular characters with over 8 million comic books sold and a best-selling 2012 comic book relaunch. A key character of the Valiant Universe, X-O Manowar is a time-displaced warrior bonded to a suit of extraterrestrial armor, the most technologically advanced weapon in existence, and is also notable for a best-selling, multiplatform video game crossover with Marvel’s Iron Man.
USA Luge spends a considerable amount of time researching the fastest possible fabrics for their race suits. Each summer, tests are conducted at the San Diego Low Speed Wind Tunnel to determine, among other things, the most aerodynamically efficient race suit for competition use. The suits are fitted and tailored to each athlete, as even the smallest wrinkle can result in lost speed, especially in a sport timed to the 1/1000th of a second.
“This partnership between Valiant and USA Luge is an incredibly exciting and unique opportunity. As entertainment marketing becomes more challenging and the marketplace more global, we see this as a fantastic way to marry many elements. Olympic sports are a worldwide pastime enjoyed by millions, while Valiant comics and their characters seek to embody the same superhuman traits so often found in these special athletes. And just as X-O Manowar is enhanced by his armor, it is our hope that the athletes of USA Luge are similarly emboldened by their X-O Manowar designed race suits. Luge is not just any sport — it is a thrilling endeavor of high speed, challenge and edge, which makes its athletes a perfect fit for our Valiant superheroes,” said Jason Kothari, CEO of Valiant Entertainment.”We are honored to be working with the world-class team at Valiant. This is a tremendous opportunity for USA Luge to reach out to a new group of fans and grow with a company on the fast track, just like our athletes. Our organization has always taken pride in working with our family of sponsors to create unique marketing opportunities surrounding our sport and the Valiant partnership is no exception. We look forward to the build-up to 2014 with Valiant in our corner,” said Gordy Sheer, USA Luge Marketing Director and 1998 Olympic silver medalist.
USA Luge National and Junior National Team athletes will unveil their new X-O Manowar inspired speedsuits at the World Cup at the first races on November 24th and 25th in Innsbruck, Austria.
Valiant Entertainment is one of the leading comic character-based entertainment companies in the world that owns and controls a library of 1,500 characters. Since their creation in 1989, Valiant characters have sold 80 million comic books, been the basis of a number of video game franchises and a slate of major motion pictures are in development. In 2012, Valiant relaunched print and digital comic books based on a number of its most popular properties, such as X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong. These new issues garnered rave reviews and are consistently the best-selling independent comic book titles in the industry. In 2013, the Company has plans to become a financing partner alongside film studios for major motion pictures based on its characters.
Since 1985, USA Luge team members have won over 560 World Cup and World Championship medals and 4 Olympic medals. Luge is one of the most competitive and thrilling sports in the Olympics with racers reaching speeds in excess of 90 MPH.
Luge Suit Design by Patrick Zircher & Khari Evans
Valiant Entertainment will be making its debut appearance at the Long Beach Comic & Horror Con (LBCHC) this coming weekend on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th!
Hosted at the Long Beach Convention Center, Valiant will be setting up at booth #313 for a weekend packed full of guests, signings, and exclusive convention offerings! Stop by to pick up first printings of every current Valiant release, blank cover con exclusive flipbooks, and the “Summer of Valiant” Collected Edition — collecting each new Valiant #1 issue together in a single volume.
Plus, join us on Sunday at 11:00 am in room #103AB for the “Future of Valiant” panel, featuring New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart (Harbinger), Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, and Valiant Sales Manager Atom! Freeman. This is the only place to get in on a round of in-depth discussion about what 2013 holds for Valiant, including details on the origin of Toyo Harada in February’s much anticipated Harbinger #0, and fan Q&A about the hottest universe in comics! And no fan will want to miss Valiant’s special giveaways and door prizes — available only at this panel!
We’ll see you in Long Beach!
Valiant is proud to announce that it will be making its first appearance at the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 8th and 9th, 2012! All weekend long, Valiant creators and staff will be boothside for a jam-packed slate of convention-only giveaways, signings, portfolio reviews and panel appearances.
“Valiant’s return has been taking the industry by storm this year, and we couldn’t be more proud to have the company and its incredibly talented cast of creators on board for the Baltimore Comic-Con,” said show founder Marc Nathan. “Every attendee should stop by to find out for themselves why Valiant is the publisher that is winning over fans in 2012.”
Stop by the Valiant booth to pick convention exclusive items including Bloodshot #1/Archer & Armstrong #1 double-sided sketch covers and brand new Valiant t-shirts! Plus, no fan will want to miss the FREE “Future of Valiant” Preview Edition, featuring a slew of looks ahead at Valiant’s upcoming fall and winter releases!
Then, on Saturday from 2 to 3 pm, get the inside track on the next staggering events that will rock the Valiant Universe at “The Future of Valiant” panel with Robert Venditti & Cary Nord (X-O Manowar), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Executive Editor Warren Simons and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.
Valiant will also be rewarding fans throughout the weekend with its ultra-limited Gold Logo Edition comics. Show your support for the Valiant Universe by dressing up as your favorite Valiant character, or displaying your fandom in a new and unique way, and you might just have a shot at winning a rare X-O Manowar #1 Gold Logo Edition!
There’s never been a better time or place to be a Valiant fan! We’ll see you in Baltimore!
For more information, visit BaltimoreComicCon.com.
This weekend, the Summer of Valiant is sweeping into Charlotte, NC for HeroesCon’s landmark 30th anniversary! From Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24, Valiant Entertainment will be boothside for a jam-packed weekend full of signings, portfolio reviews, panel appearances and con-only items!
Stop by booth 228 for signings from the chart-topping creative team of Robert Venditti & Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) and red hot artist Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong)! Plus, purchase an exclusive X-O Manowar #1/Harbinger #1 double-sided sketch cover flipbook – available only at HeroesCon – and check out the official Summer of Valiant Panel on
Saturday from 5-6 pm in room 208ab for an advance look at what the future holds!
See below for a full schedule of Valiant’s weekend appearances. We’ll see you in Charlotte!
Valiant HeroesCon 2012 Schedule
Friday, June 22nd:
2:00 – 3:00: Open Call Portfolio Review with Associate Editor Jody
3:00 – 4:00: Clayton Henry
4:00 – 5:00: Robert Venditti
5:00 – 6:00: Cary Nord and Robert Venditti
Saturday, June 23rd:
12:30 – 1:30: Selected and Posted Portfolio Reviews by Executive Editor
1:30 – 2:30: Clayton Henry
2:30 – 3:30: Open Call Portfolio Review with Associate Editor Jody
3:30 – 4:30: Robert Venditti & Cary Nord
5:00 – 6:00: Valiant Panel (room 208ab)
Sunday, June 24th:
12:30 – 1:30: Selected and Posted Portfolio Reviews by Executive
Editor Warren Simons
1:30 – 2:30: Open Call Portfolio Review with Associate Editor Jody
2:30 – 3:30: Robert Venditti
3:30 – 4:30: Robert Venditti & Cary Nord
Welcome to tonight’s presentation of VALIANT LIVE: X-O MANOWAR #1 – live from New York’s own Midtown Comics! The panel discussion will begin at 8:30 PM EDT (5:30 PM EDT). Log into your Facebook account via the Big Live widget below to join guests Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Executive Editor Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, and interact live with the panel and your fellow Valiant fans! Moderated by IGN Comics Editor Joey Esposito, join the conversation below to find out what the future holds for the Valiant Universe!
See you here tonight!