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First Look: THE VALIANT #1 – Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera Begin An Epic New Adventure in December!

THE-VALIANT_001_COVER_RIVERAA battle ten millennia in the making…

Valiant Entertainment is proud to present the first look inside THE VALIANT #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of a new prestige format, four-issue limited series beginning in December from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man) and Matt Kindt (RAI, UNITY, Mind MGMT), and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil)!

An entirely self-contained, new reader friendly comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, the Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…THE VALIANT.

Featuring covers by Paolo Rivera, Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt, and Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie), a universe-spanning journey featuring all of Valiant’s biggest heroes begins this December in THE VALIANT #1!

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THE VALIANT #1 (of 4)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
B&W Sketch Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
Blank Cover also available
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 12/10/14 (FOC –11/17/14)

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Valiant Previews: THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (VALIANT FIRST) | THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION – On Sale September 3rd, 2014!

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Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (JUL141476)
Blank Cover Variant also available (JUL141477)

Death was just the beginning…

Doctor Mirage talks to the dead…but the only spirit Shan Fong can’t find is that of her late husband, Hwen. Instead, America’s favorite semi-retired paranormal investigator is haunted and raw, using her gift to solve homicides and bring peace to the recently bereaved. But when a big-time occultist with a classified military past hires her for a special job, Shan discovers a lead that might close the greatest mystery she’s ever tackled – how to get Hwen back. Now, Doctor Mirage must enter the undiscovered country and cross all the realms of the underworld, if she has any hope of rescuing the man she loves…or be forever lost beyond the earthly plane.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 9/3/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

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DRMIRAGE_001_PLUS_COVERTHE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION (JUL141478)
Written by JEN VAN METER with TIM SIEDELL
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE with RAUL ALLEN, WILFREDO TORRES, and DYLAN TODD
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

For Valiant’s dedicated pullbox customers, discover the dark world of Dr. Mirage with a special expanded edition of THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) – available by pre-order only!

Featuring more than 15 pages of material that won’t be collected for the trade, including an all-new comic story featuring the adventures of World War II-era occult secret agent; a handbook-style guide to the shadowy citizens, soul-eating beasts, and malevolent demons of the Deadside; and much more!

$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 9/3/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

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First Look: Robert Venditti, Clay Mann, and Dave Johnson Enlist for X-O MANOWAR #0 – Coming in October!

XO_ZERO_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICValiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O MANOWAR #0 – a colossal comics milestone and an all-new jumping-on point arriving in October from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and superstar artist Clay Mann (X-Men: Legacy, Gambit)! In the wake of the sold-out success of ARMOR HUNTERS, start reading here as the world’s most wanted hero returns to his roots for a never-before-revealed look into X-O Manowar’s past!

Also joining this landmark exploration of Valiant’s hardest-hitting hero is Eisner Award-winning artist Dave Johnson (100 Bullets, Superman: Red Son), who will contribute FIVE interlocking shelf covers for X-O MANOWAR #0!

In addition to the centuries-spanning origin tale by Venditti and Mann, each component of Johnson’s epic, five-piece interlocking image revisits a different chapter in the life of Aric of Dacia, the man behind the armor – his abduction and enslavement by the maleficent alien race known as The Vine in the fifth century A.D.; his escape and arrival in the modern day with The Vine’s ultra-powerful X-O Manowar armor; his pursuit by the cunning intelligence agent called Ninjak; his ascent into the ranks of the unbreakable all-star superteam codenamed: Unity; and, finally, his battle against the onslaught of the alien Armor Hunters!

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After narrowly surviving the events of ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O Manowar – or what is left of him – must look to the future, but, to do so, he must first learn the startling secret of his past. Be here on October 8th to learn the violent, never-before-told origin of Visigoth life under the brutality of the Roman Empire, and how the modern day’s most feared armored hero began his journey to the stars nearly two millennia ago.

Don’t miss the most demanded Valiant story of the year as Robert Venditti and Clay Mann usher in a brand new beginning for one of the most acclaimed series in comics today, only in X-O MANOWAR #0 – now featuring five, must-see interlocking variant covers by the incomparable Dave Johnson!

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X-O MANOWAR #0
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAY MANN
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (AUG141713)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (AUG141714)
Interlocking Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover D by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover E by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover F by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover G by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (AUG141715)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (AUG141716)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC – 9/15/14)

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THE DELINQUENTS #1 Divides the Nation! (And Comic Book Retailers Too!)

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In stores today – find out why Quantum and Woody and Archer and Armstrong are splitting the U.S. of A. right down the middle for the summer’s most disastrous team-up adventure, beginning in THE DELINQUENTS #1!

As Quantum and Woody celebrate their status as the most nominated series of the year at the 2014 Harvey Awards, Valiant is in no way proud to debut two THE DELINQUENTS #1 COAST-TO-COAST RETAILER EXCLUSIVE VARIANTS – a brand new set of interlocking, limited edition variant covers by artist Brent Peeples (The Last of the Greats) featuring the story’s fabled ASS-MAP!

DELINQ_001_COV_RIVERAYou demanded it, so we delivered it! Archer & Armstrong finally meet Quantum and Woody! For decades, the underground society of American hobos guarded one secret with their lives – the route to hobo paradise…aka Big Rock Candy Mountain, U.S.A. Only one map leading to its mythical location was ever made…and it was tattooed on the butt cheeks of one lone hobo guardian! In the years since, it has been flayed, dried, and split into two halves. Archer & Armstrong have the left cheek, Quantum and Woody hold the right. These two halves are about to set the competing duos off on a cross-country rat race where “O” marks the spot – and, now, Valiant has given five exclusive retailers on each coast the opportunity to join this crudest, lewdest, and most unsportsmanlike of competitions in the history of comics!

On the West Coast, keep up with the left half of the map’s frenzied joyride with THE DELINQUENTS #1 WEST COAST RETAILER EXCLUSIVE VARIANT at Collector’s Paradise in Pasadena, CA; Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA; Yesteryear Comics in San Diego, CA; Samurai Comics in Phoenix, AZ; and Illusive Comics & Games in Santa Clara, CA.

And, on the East Coast, take charge and grab the right half of hobo history with THE DELINQUENTS #1 EAST COAST RETAILER EXCLUSIVE VARIANT from Discount Comic Book Service (DCBS) in Ft. Wayne, IN; Ultimate Comics in Durham, NC; A Comic Shop in Orlando, FL; Graham Crackers (all locations) in Chicago, IL; and Laughing Ogre Comics in Columbus, OH and Lansdowne, VA.

Run, don’t walk, and grab your THE DELINQUENTS #1 COAST-TO-COAST RETAILER EXCLUSIVE VARIANTS in stores today across the U.S.A.! Don’t miss the first chapter of the riotous first-ever collision between Quantum and Woody and Archer and Armstrong as Harvey Award-nominated writersJames Asmus & Fred Van Lente and red-hot artist Kano bring it on strong for THE DELINQUENTS #1!

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BLOODSHOT #25 – Milligan, LaRosa, Chaykin, Swierczynski, and More Assault Valiant’s Giant-Sized Anniversary Blowout in November!

BS_025_COVER-A_LAROSAIn the tradition of X-O MANOWAR #25, HARBINGER #25, and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25… a murderer’s row of all-star talents is going all-in for an oversized, 48-page anniversary blowout chronicling the classified history of Valiant’s most dangerous, most brutal, most relentless hero – BLOODSHOT!

As revealed at USA Today, Valiant will soon unleash BLOODSHOT #25 – an oversized milestone featuring a who’s who of comics talents from throughout Bloodshot’s bullet-riddled history including Peter Milligan (X-Men: Legacy), Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX), Howard Chaykin (Satellite Sam), Duane Swierczynski (Deadpool vs. X-Force), Manuel Garcia (Black Widow), Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre), Al Barrionuevo (The Authority), Justin Jordan (Spread), Rafer Roberts (X-O Manowar #25), Barry Kitson (Empire), and newcomer Daniel Kibblesmith!

Meet the man behind Bloodshot – or is he? – when one soldier’s untapped killer instinct takes over in a feature-sized lead tale of blood, guts, and heart by Peter Milligan and Lewis LaRosa! PLUS…an all-new story by comics master Howard Chaykin! The original BLOODSHOT launch team of Duane Swierczynski and Manuel García join forces once again for a brand new adventure! AND…Duffy Boudreau and Al Barrionuevo take you on Bloodshot’s journey from the end of the line with H.A.R.D. Corps to the Colombian jungle where Unity found him!

BS_025_COVER-B_BARRIONUEVOPacked to the rafters with bonus stories and artwork and a complete cover gallery of Bloodshot’s exploits from 1993 to today, the BLOODSHOT #25 anniversary extravaganza also also features standard covers by Lewis LaRosa and Al Barrionuevo; incentive variant covers by Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) and Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates); and a new throwback variant featuring Bloodshot’s original logo and trade dress design by Bloodshot co-creator and comics legend Don Perlin (The Defenders).

BLOODSHOT #25 is going to be a remarkable milestone for Valiant on multiple levels,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Not only is it the fourth Valiant launch series to cross the 25-issue threshold, but, with Bloodshot taking a lead role in THE VALIANT in just a few months, the timing couldn’t be better to celebrate one of the most iconic and successful characters in the entire Valiant catalog. There is a reason why fans continue to be drawn to this one-of-a-kind creation, and we’ve lined up an all-star cast to give him the anniversary celebration he deserves.”

In the wake of the devastating events of BLOODSHOT #25, Valiant’s most wanted man-at-arms steps directly into THE VALIANT – the highly anticipated prestige format mini-series from superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera beginning in December. An entirely self-contained comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.

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BLOODSHOT #25 (ANNIVERSARY BLOWOUT!)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN, HOWARD CHAYKIN, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, DUFFY BOUDREAU, JUSTIN JORDAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH, and MORE!
Art by LEWIS LAROSA, HOWARD CHAYKIN, MANUEL GARCIA, AL BARRIONUEVO, RAFER ROBERTS, BARRY KITSON, and MORE!
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by AL BARRIONUEVO
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Throwback Variant by DON PERLIN
Variant COver by BRYAN HITCH
$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | COMING IN NOVEMBER!

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John Layman, Khari Evans, Andy Kuhn, Ramon Villalobos and More Join ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 – A Giant-Sized Anniversary Hullabaloo!

AA_025_COVER-A_HENRYThis October, somebody call the fire marshall because ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25′s epic rager is about to get out of control!

Valiant is proud to announce that New York Times best-selling writer John Layman (Chew, Detective Comics) will join red-hot artists Joe Eisma (Morning Glories), Khari Evans (Harbinger), Andy Kuhn (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Ramon Villalobos (Original Sins) as the latest colossal talents stepping on board ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 – October’s oversized, 48-page anniversary celebration of Valiant’s conspiracy-smashing, globe-trotting adventure duo!

“Archer & Armstrong is absolutely fantastic, and I’m stoked to be part of this landmark issue,” said writer John Layman. “I really love the entire vibe of the book – a buddy action comedy, full of conspiracy and history, and then injected with just pure fantastic gonzo madness. I love books where you can tell the creator is having a good time, because it’s infectious. I’m recommending Archer & Armstrong to anybody who likes fun comics.”

Layman, Evans, Kuhn, and Villalobos are just the latest additions to an already star-studded roster of comics talents set to contribute to Valiant’s next great oversized anniversary milestone, and will join previously solicited creators Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man), Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars), Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal), Justin Jordan (Spread), Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom), Joey Esposito (Captain Ultimate), Donny Cates (Buzzkill), Eliot Rahal (Dark Horse Presents), Juan Doe (Legion of Monsters), Barry Kitson (Legion of Super-Heroes), and more for ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25‘s jam-packed celebration!

AA_025_COVER-B_CRYSTALFresh off of three nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards – including nods for Best Continuing or Limited Series, Most Promising New Talent, and the Special Award for Humor in Comics – Valiant’s history mystery sensation celebrates 25 titanic issues in style this October with a power-packed line-up tackling tales of Archer & Armstrong past, present, and future:

  • “Back to the Beginning” by Fred Van Lente & Clayton Henry
  • “Immortal Combat” by John Layman & Ramon Villalobos
  • A Prelude to November’s Archer & Armstrong: The One Percent #1 by Ray Fawkes & Andy Kuhn
  • “Armstrong in…Forever and a Day” by Justin Jordan & Rafer Roberts
  • “Happy Returns” by Joey Esposito & Joe Eisma
  • “Armstrong’s First Drink” by Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal & Khari Evans
  • The Official Archer & Armstrong Drinking Game by Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal & Juan Doe
  • And much, much more!

The immortal philanderer currently called Armstrong and his headstrong teenage partner are throwing a party on October 29th and YOU’RE INVITED, only in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 – featuring covers by all-star Archer & Armstrong legends Clayton Henry, Shawn Crystal, Pere Perez, Jim Calafiore, and Michael Walsh! (Please pre-order with your local comics retailer to RSVP, bro.)

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 (ANNIVERSARY HULLABALOO!)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE, JOHN LAYMAN, RAY FAWKES, JOEY ESPOSITO, JUSTIN JORDAN, DONNY CATES & ELIOT RAHAL, JUSTIN JORDAN, , and MORE!
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, RAMON VILLALOBOS, ANDY KUHN, JOE EISMA, KHARI EVANS, JUAN DOE, RAFER ROBERTS, BARRY KITSON and MORE!
Cover A by CLAYTON HENRY (AUG141720)
Cover B by SHAWN CRYSTAL (AUG141721)
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (AUG141722)
Throwback Variant by JIM CALAFIORE (AUG141723)
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (AUG141724)
$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 10/29/14 (FOC – 10/6/14)

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Consider VALIANT at the 2014 HARVEY AWARDS!

QUANTUM AND WOODY Leads as the Industry’s Most Nominated Series!

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Valiant is the proud recipient of 16 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards! 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.

A wide number of Valiant titles and creators earned nominations this year at the Harvey Awards with Quantum and Woody leading the pack as the industry’s most nominated series of the year. We’d like to thank all of the comics professionals who nominated Valiant’s titles and creators, and would like to implore all eligible voters to consider Valiant’s nominations in the following categories before voting ends on Monday, August 18, 2014:

Best Writer
James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment

Best Letterer
Dave Lanphear, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment

Best Colorist
Brian Reber, UNITY, Valiant Entertainment

Best Cover Artist
Andrew Robinson, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment

Most Promising New Talent
James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
Pere Pérez, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER WARS, Valiant Entertainment

Best New Series
QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment

Best Continuing or Limited Series
ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment

Best Graphic Album – Previously Published
HARBINGER VOLUME 1: OMEGA RISING, Valiant Entertainment

Best Single Issue or Story
UNITY #1, Valiant Entertainment

Best Domestic Reprint Project
VALIANT MASTERS: NINJAK VOLUME 1 – BLACK WATER, Valiant Entertainment
VALIANT MASTERS: SHADOWMAN VOLUME 1 – SPIRITS WITHIN, Valiant Entertainment

Special Award for Humor in Comics
James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
Fred Van Lente, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment

Special Award for Excellence in Presentation
HARBINGER WARS, Josh Johns and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment
UNITY, Alejandro Arbona, Josh Johns, and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment

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. Thank you to all that have already participated by submitting a nomination ballot.

Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by Monday, August 18, 2014. Full submission instructions can be found on the final ballot. Voting is open to anyone professionally involved in a creative capacity within the comics field. Final ballots are available at www.harveyawards.org.

The ceremony and banquet for the 2014 Harvey Awards will be held at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con on Saturday night, September 6th. Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 5-7, 2014.

We’ll see you in Baltimore! Viva Valiant!


Peter Milligan and Cary Nord Unleash an All-New Epic in ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 – Coming in November!

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This November, master storyteller Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, Shade the Changing Man) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan) join forces for an epic saga of swords, savagery, and steel in ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of a new three-issue mini-series chronicling the brutal and bloodied history of Valiant’s immortal champion in sweeping scope and bone-crushing scale!

For more than 10,000 years, the Eternal Warrior has stood on guard, protecting the Earth from all who would seek to do it harm. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. Confident in his role, the Eternal Warrior believed he had seen and survived it all…until a mysterious quest in the tenth century led him to question the very foundation of his existence. After completing another brutal mission at the behest of the Geomancers, the Earth’s undying guardian is approached with a cryptic task: to find and save a newborn child – in whose hands might rest the fate of an entire people. But when a thousand conquering Magyar invaders join the quest for the child, can history’s most expert killer be trusted to keep one precious life alive?

“The Eternal Warrior is a character of immense proportions with literally thousands of stories waiting to be told throughout history. Peter and Cary are two masterclass storytellers, and have forged a story that befits the awesome scale and scope,” said series editor Alejandro Arbona. “Set against the backdrop of one of the most ferocious periods in all of human history, Peter has not only delivered an intense action-packed story but one that is also incredibly moving and thought-provoking. And Cary has delivered a herculean effort, producing incredibly detailed and awe-inspiring pages that have to be seen to be believed.”

EW_DOS_001_COVER-B_SANDOVALBefore Gilad joins Bloodshot and an all-star cast of Valiant’s greatest heroes for a brand-new crusade against the Immortal Enemy in THE VALIANT #1 – a new four-issue prestige format mini-series by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt and Paolo Rivera beginning this December – take up the blade and discover the roots of Earth’s immortal champion in ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 – arriving in comic shops everywhere this November from all-star creators Peter Milligan and Cary Nord!

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ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by CARY NORD
Cover A by BRYAN HITCH
Cover B by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by CARY NORD
B&W Sketch Variant by CARY NORD
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | COMING IN NOVEMBER!

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First Look: THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 – The Astonishing New Adventure Continues in October!

DRMIRAGE_002_COVER_FOREMANValiant is proud to present an advance preview of THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 – arriving in stores on October 8th! After RAI… After ARMOR HUNTERS… The VALIANT FIRST initiative begins a breathtaking new journey into the realms of the unknown with an all-new mini-series debut from Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages, Captain Marvel) and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil, Age of Apocalypse)!

Leaving her mortal body in deadly danger, the spirit of Dr. Mirage is about to enter the afterlife’s web of worlds, and begin the fight to win back the husband she thought she’d lost forever. But enemies lie in wait everywhere, and while demons and beasts besiege Mirage in the spirit world, an unexpected new eruption of evil will threaten her life on Earth…

“I think this is a really fun and interesting book because I think of it as mostly a quest narrative with a grown woman at its center,” writer Jen Van Meter told ComicsAlliance. “I don’t see a ton of those. I did want the first issue to feel magical. The trick was to give her this real technician’s personality. In the face of that, what would look awe-inspiring or stunning or shocking to her?”

Death is just the beginning…and, on October 8th, Dr. Mirage’s obsessive, astonishing quest into the lands of the dead to rescue her lost love continues in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 – featuring a cover by fan-favorite artist Travel Foreman (Animal Man)!

And don’t miss the FIRST ISSUE of this visionary new adventure in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 – on sale September 3rd! Contact your local retailer to pre-order today, and be sure to look for the THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION – available only in comic shops and featuring more than 15 extra pages of all-new stories and artwork that won’t be collected for the trade!

Advance Praise for THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1:

“A tightly paced, exceptionally engaging first issue…I’m strapped in and on board for wherever this fantastic book is going. Make sure you are too…” – Bloody Disgusting

“Doctor Mirage has absolutely nailed it with this first issue… This is one hell of a debut from Valiant and the creative team. Don’t miss out on it.” – Comic Bastards

“[De la Torre] does a stellar job of conveying all kinds of emotions… A strong debut…” – The Outhousers

“Doctor Mirage is flawlessly paced… It really leaves a lot of potential for Van Meter in the issues to come.” – All-Comic

“A terrifically put-together book. The characters, pacing, dialogue and intrinsic mystery are all expertly crafted.” – Florida Geek Scene

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (JUL141476)
Blank Cover Variant also available (JUL141477)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 9/3/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION
$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 9/3/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 (of 5) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (AUG141728)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

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Valiant Preview: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #23 | ARMOR HUNTERS #3 | UNITY #10 (ARMOR HUNTERS) – In Stores August 13th, 2014!

AA_023_COVER_WALSHARCHER & ARMSTRONG #23
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (JUN141511)
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (JUN141512)

THE END IS HERE!

Archer & Armstrong have been dragged down and knocked out, left at the mercy of the Lizard King and his plot to unleash total annihilation. But, when you least expect it, what unexpected visitor might step in to save A&A from a fate worse than death? The secrets of Valiant’s seminal series are about to come to light – and you won’t believe the top-secret, classified, totally hush-hush conclusion their latest history mystery has in store!

$3.99 | 32 pgs.| T+ | On sale AUGUST 13

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AH_003_COVER_BRAITHWAITEARMOR HUNTERS #3 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (JUN141492)
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (JUN141493)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JUN141494)
Artist Variant by MICO SUAYAN (JUN141495)

ALL OUT WAR! Five alien Armor Hunters now control the planet, millions are dead – and that was only the beginning!

But if X-O Manowar surrenders now, will he spare the Earth…or spell its doom? And, as the world descends into pandemonium, can Bloodshot and the Unity team finally pinpoint a weakness in an enemy with more power, more endurance, and more technology? When you can’t find a way to win…you’d better find a way to cheat! Valiant’s summer crossover sensation rockets toward a climax so big it’s going to register on the Richter scale!

$3.99 | 32 pgs.| T+ | On sale AUGUST 13

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UNITY_010_COVER_SUAYANUNITY #10 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JUN141496)
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (JUN141497)
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (JUN141498)

In battle with the Armor Hunters!

Mankind is locked in a life or death struggle against the alien Armor Hunters, and the fate of civilization itself now lies with the unlikely team of short-tempered walking weapons called Unity! Can X-O Manowar give Ninjak, Livewire, and the Eternal Warrior enough of an edge to stop the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers before more die? There’s no quarter asked and none given as Valiant’s all-star superteam goes on the offensive!

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