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First Look: IMPERIUM #1 – Valiant Reveals Complete Covers, First Interiors from the New Ongoing Series by Dysart & Braithwaite!

IMPERIUM_001_COVER-A_ALLENA psychic dictator, an inhuman robot, a mad scientist, a murderous alien, and a super-powered terrorist are about to try and take over the world…and you’re going to be rooting for them every step of the way. 

Valiant is proud to present the first look inside IMPERIUM #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-newVALIANT NEXT ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger,Unknown Soldier) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Armor HuntersUnity)! The daring new superhero saga of the year starts here on February 4th as Toyo Harada rises from the ashes of the Harbinger Foundation to recruit a more explosive…more cunning…more ruthless army to remake the future of Earth in their own image. This is IMPERIUM!

Toyo Harada is the most dangerous human being on the planet. Imbued with incredible powers of the mind, he has spent his life guiding humanity from the shadows. But today he is a wanted man. His powers are public knowledge, his allies have turned to enemies, and he is hunted by every government on the planet. Instead of surrendering, Harada has one last unthinkable gambit to play: to achieve more, faster, and with less, he will build a coalition of the powerful, the unscrupulous and the insane. No longer content to demand a better future, he will recruit a violent legion from the darkest corners of the Earth to fight for it. The battle for utopia begins now.

“This is a real chance for us to play around with some super-villain tropes the same way we played with super-hero tropes in Harbinger,” said writer Joshua Dysart. ”This time the tropes we’re playing with are an ‘evil alien,’ a ‘robot soldier,’ a ‘mad scientist,’ a ‘political extremist’ (the most terrifying of all monsters), and, of course, a ‘global dictator’ bent on taking over the world. So all of that breeds new fun characters to throw into the Valiant Universe.”

IMPERIUM_001_COVER-B_ALLENFeaturing three standard shelf covers introducing the vanguard of IMPERIUM‘s ultra-powered ideologues – commander Toyo Harada, the alien powerhouse Lord Vine-99, and the manipulative artificial intelligence Mech Major – start reading here as the global takeover begins…and IMPERIUMrises. From the writer of Harbinger and the artist of Armor Hunters, VALIANT NEXT continues right here in an essential, new ongoing series on February 4th, only in IMPERIUM #1!

Don’t miss each exciting new release from VALIANT NEXT – an all-new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative talents in comics today. Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 by superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera in December and continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt, Clay Mann, and Butch Guice in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

For more information, visit Valiant online at Facebook.com/ValiantComicsTwitter.com/ValiantComics, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

IMPERIUM #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A (Harada) by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141700)
Cover B (Lord Vine-99) by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141701)
Cover C (Mech Major) by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141702)
Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER (DEC141704)
Character Design Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (DEC141705)
Artist Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (DEC141706)
Blank Cover also available (DEC141703)
$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 4 (FOC – 1/12/15)

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THE VALIANT #1 Returns with Second Printing in January! Plus: Your First Look Inside THE VALIANT #2!

THE-VALIANT_001_second printingValiant is proud to announce that THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the VALIANT NEXT limited series epic by New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green ArrowAnimal Man) & Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) – has sold out at the distributor level and will return with a second printing on January 21st, alongside the series’ second stunning installment in THE VALIANT #2 (of 4)!

THE VALIANT is one of the most ambitious stories we’ve attempted to date, and comics fans have rightly taken notice,” said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Jeff, Matt, and Paolo have created an epic, yet intimate story that is going to build a tremendous amount of momentum for some of our biggest heroes. And stand back…they’re just getting started. THE VALIANT is hands down one of the best series you’ll find anywhere this year from any publisher.”

As the first issue released in the new VALIANT PRESTIGE format, THE VALIANT #1 SECOND PRINTING features an oversized 25-page first chapter, deluxe matte-laminate card stock covers, custom-designed end sheets, exclusive back matter curated by Paolo Rivera, and much more – all complete with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price!

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.

An entirely self-contained, new reader friendly comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT #1 (of 4)is the beginning of a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today. On January 21st, find out why fans and critics are heralding THE VALIANT as the ultimate jumping-on point for readers new to Valiant’s award-winning publishing line:

"The Valiant Comics universe might be experiencing its Big Bang moment." – The Washington Post

"Kindt, Lemire, and Rivera are creating a must read comic together... The Valiant #1 is a striking introduction filled with action, humor, and some of the best storytelling in superhero comics. If you’re not reading Valiant comics, this is the place to start."– ComicBook.com

"If you're looking for a gateway into Valiant's growing comic book universe, you'll be hard-pressed to do better than The Valiant… [It's] one of the most visually stunning comics on the stands." – IGN

"A very exciting start. Curious about Valiant? Go pick this up and see why so many of us have fallen in love with this universe." – Comic Vine

"Making books new reader friendly is a tough thing to do, but this one does it really well… The storytelling in this comic is absolutely first rate." – Multiversity Comics

"Fast-paced, smart, and accessible… If you like your superheroes down-to-earth yet still willing to kick a little ass in order to save the world, then this is the book – and the publisher – for you." – Broken Frontier

"A must read series for any comic fan… It’s the real deal and easily one of the best issues of the year. This is the medium of comics done right…" – We The Nerdy

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Also arriving on January 21st – the year’s most astonishing new adventure ratchets up the stakes as Bloodshot is drafted into the eons-old war against mankind’s oldest, darkest enemy in THE VALIANT #2 (of 4)! The Immortal Enemy has crawled out from the black depths of history to destroy this generation’s Geomancer and send Earth back to the Dark Ages! Now…the Eternal Warrior, Ninjak, and Kay McHenry must overcome their worst nightmares before the unlikeliest of white knights rides in to save the day. Will he be enough to battle back the unyielding evil that threatens to plunge the Valiant Universe into the darkness?

The battle ten millennia in the making continues on January 21st in THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING and THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) – reserve your copies today! And don't miss each exciting new release from VALIANT NEXT – an all-new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative talents in comics today. VALIANT NEXT begins with THE VALIANT in December and continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

For more information, visit Valiant online at Facebook.com/ValiantComicsTwitter.com/ValiantComics, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT148463)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/22/14)

THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (NOV141677)
Valiant Next Variant by PAOLO RIVERA & TOM MULLER (OCT148443)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (NOV141678)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (NOV141679)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/22/14)

IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (NOV141680)
Cover B by JORGE MOLINA (NOV141681)
Valiant Next Variant by CLAYTON HENRY & TOM MULLER (OCT148442)
Character Design Variant by DAVID AJA (NOV141682)
Artist Variant by BARRY KITSON (NOV141683)
Blank Cover also available (OCT148464)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/22/14)

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Valiant Previews: HARBINGER: FAITH #0 | THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #4 (of 5) | Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #3 (of 5) – In Stores December 17th!

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Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by JOE QUINONES (OCT141701)
Cover B by LUCY KNISELY (OCT141702)
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL (OCT141703)

This is Faith #0!

Her first and only boyfriend to date is a little bit of an douche, her friends are all gone, and, after her insane adventure in Mexico City, Faith Hebert is feeling a little frustrated with the direction of her life. She’s just a normal super-powered young woman in an increasingly crazy world. Here’s the story of a true innocent and kind heart in a hard world. From the comic shop of her youth to the moment she found out that she was actually light as feather, Zephyr is the western wind. Warm and kind, she blows across us all.

$3.99 | 32 pages. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

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THE DEATH DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #4 (of 5)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by KEVIN WADA (OCT141704)

Deep within the underworld, Mirage makes a life-or-death choice…and the life or death in the balance is hers!

The evil men who conspire against Shan Fong-Mirage make their move to destroy everything she has and everything she loves in the physical world. Faced with the obligation to cross the veil back and stop them, Mirage must abandon the spirit of her husband who she came to rescue – or give in to the wish for all she’s ever wanted, to die, and stay with him forever!

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

DRMIRAGE_004_COVER_WADATHE DEATH DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #4 (of 5)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by KEVIN WADA (OCT141704)

Deep within the underworld, Mirage makes a life-or-death choice…and the life or death in the balance is hers!

The evil men who conspire against Shan Fong-Mirage make their move to destroy everything she has and everything she loves in the physical world. Faced with the obligation to cross the veil back and stop them, Mirage must abandon the spirit of her husband who she came to rescue – or give in to the wish for all she’s ever wanted, to die, and stay with him forever!

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

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Q2_003_COVER_BRIGHTQ2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #3 (of 5)

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by MD BRIGHT (OCT141705)
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (OCT141706)
Throwback Variant by OSCAR JIMENEZ (OCT141707)

From legendary creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright…the ORIGINAL Quantum and Woody are back with an all-new adventure set 20 years after their landmark original series!

The terrible mystery behind the existence of Quantum and Woody 2.0 has begun to unravel! What is Eric Henderson hiding? From his enemies, from the government, and worst of all…from Woody? Also sort of appearing in this issue…Vincent Van Goat! (Sort of.)

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

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For more information, visit Valiant online at Facebook.com/ValiantComicsTwitter.com/ValiantComics, and ValiantUniverse.com.

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Valiant’s NINJAK #1 Recruits Eisner Award Nominee Butch Guice, Expands to 40 Pages Monthly!

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Valiant’s most demanded series of the year is getting even bigger! 

Valiant is proud to announce that March’s NINJAK #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the upcoming VALIANT NEXT monthly series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clay Mann (X-Men: LegacyGambit) – is adding Eisner Award-nominated comics legend Butch Guice (Captain AmericaAction Comics) to its ongoing creative team for a new, monthly second feature spotlighting the never-before-revealed origin of the world’s most dangerous intelligence operative!

To accommodate this unprecedented addition, Valiant will also be expanding the page count of each issue, beginning with March’s NINJAK #1, to a colossal 40 pages per issue – all for the standard price of $3.99. In comic shops everywhere March 11th, NINJAK #1 will begin with a full-length lead story from Kindt & Mann, and continue with a second adventure detailing the shadowy early life and training of young Colin King – a.k.a. the world-class spy and deadly assassin codenamed Ninjak!

“Matt Kindt is one of the sharpest writers anywhere today, and he’s crafted an intricate, intelligent, and action-packed debut for the series that fans have been demanding since Ninjak first stepped onto the scene in X-O Manowar #5,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Combine that with two of the most talented artists in comics today – Clay Mann and Butch Guice – and you have a book that’s going to defy everything you thought you knew about Valiant’s number one ninja super-spy. Over the course of the first few issues, you’ll see these two time periods – Ninjak’s training and origin, and his first solo adventure in the modern day – inform each other and, eventually, interact and overlap. It’s an ambitious series – and we’re excited to give it the space it needs to deliver at 40 pages monthly.”

“Ninjak is an incredibly important character within the Valiant Universe, and his first monthly series is going to be a major cornerstone of our plans for the future,” added Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “With a team like Matt, Clay, and Butch at the helm and an expanded page count in each and every issue, we can guarantee that this is a series that no fan of the comics medium – new or old – will want to miss. The VALIANT NEXT initiative was forged around the belief that our greatest stories have yet to be told, and NINJAK embodies that mission statement in every regard. This is a series that is pushing the boundaries of what you have seen before.”

Then: Meet inexperienced MI-6 recruit Colin King on his first mission in the field as he learns the basics of spycraft and counterintelligence, and develops a volatile relationship with his first handler. Now: Colin King is Ninjak, the world’s foremost intelligence operative, weapons expert, and master assassin. And he’s hunting the Shadow Seven – a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past.

On March 11th, Ninjak’s past and future collide for the very first time in the pages of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and superstar artistsClay Mann (X-Men: LegacyGambit) and Butch Guice (Captain AmericaAction Comics)! Featuring order-all shelf covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT), Clay Mann (X-Men), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), and Marguerite Sauvage (Sensation Comics), start reading here on March 11th as VALIANT NEXT unleashes an all-new introduction to the fearless life and times of the world’s deadliest master spy, only in NINJAK #1!

Visit your local retailer today to pre-order each epic VALIANT NEXT series. Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) by all-star creators Jeff LemireMatt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera on December 10th,VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015, starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never-before-seen characters:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

For more information, visit Valiant online at Facebook.com/ValiantComics, Twitter.com/ValiantComics, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

NINJAK #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by CLAY MANN
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by CLAY MANN
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
$3.99 | 40 pages. | T+ | On sale MARCH 11 (FOC – 2/16/15)

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Valiant Preview: THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) – In Stores December 10th, 2014!

THE-VALIANT_001_COVER_RIVERATHE VALIANT #1 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141678)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (OCT141679)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (OCT141680)
B&W Sketch Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141681)
Blank Cover also available (OCT141682)

A battle ten millennia in the making is about to begin…with an all-new, prestige format epic from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man) & Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil)!

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.

An entirely self-contained, new reader friendly 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.

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | Format: VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale DECEMBER 10 (FOC – 11/17/14)

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Valiant Previews: RAI #5 (NEW ARC!) | VALIANT-SIZED QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 | ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #3 (of 3) – In Stores December 3rd, 2014!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (OCT141684)
Cover B by DAVID MACK (OCT141685)
Cover C by RILEY ROSSMO (OCT141686)
QR Voice Variant by MICO SUAYAN (OCT141687)

The critically acclaimed, fan-favorite series is BACK! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clayton Crain return for the second staggering volume of RAI!

In the aftermath of the devastating battle for 41st century Japan, Rai must pick up the pieces as he grapples with the startling truth about Father and his purpose. Will Rai remain a champion of the people or will he succumb to the same fate as the men who carried the mantle before him? And why is everyone looking at him so strangely? Go back to the future as Kindt and Crain crack open a brand new chapter for Valiant’s smash-hit ongoing series!

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3

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RAI_005_PLUS_COVER_CRAINRAI #5 PLUS EDITION
Written by MATT KINDT with SHAWN KITTELSEN and SEAN RYAN
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN with RAUL ALLEN, RYAN LEE, and DYLAN TODD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN  (OCT141688)

For Valiant’s dedicated pullbox customers, return to the world of 41st century Japan with a special expanded edition of RAI #5 – featuring 15+ extra pages of stories and artwork that won’t be collected for the trade!

Matt Kindt, Clayton Crain, and a host of special surprise guest join forces to go beyond Rai’s latest quest and into the darkest corners of Father’s futuristic empire with all-new tales of Japan’s spirit guardian. The extra material presented in the RAI #5 PLUS EDITION will not be reprinted in trade paperback form or available digitally, so pre-order with your local comics retailer to reserve your copy today!

$4.99 | 48 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3

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Written by TIM SIEDELL and JAMES ASMUS
Art by PERE PEREZ and BRIAN LEVEL
Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY (OCT141690)
Draw Your Own “Blank” Variant by PERE PEREZ (OCT141691)
Variant Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE (OCT141692)

Crisis of the infinite Woody-verse!

Writer Tim Siedell (Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows) and Harvey Award nominees James Asmus (The Delinquents) and Pere Pérez (Archer & Armstrong) launch the world’s worst superhero team into an overloaded adventure that only a VALIANT-SIZED 40-page giant could possibly handle!

An asteroid is about to destroy the planet, but with Quantum and Woody at the front line of an international team of heroes, everything’s sure to…oh sweet mercy, we’re doomed. And that’s BEFORE Thomas Edison opens a rip in the space-time continuum and lets in the mirror-image Woody of the alterna-verse!

$4.99 | 40 pages. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3

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EW_DOS_002_COVER_LAROSAETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #2 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (OCT141696)
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE (OCT141697)

Reborn in blood!

The child who will save his people was born in the wilderness, under a blood moon…and now Gilad Anni-Padda, the Earth’s Eternal Warrior, must guard him and train him! An oppressed people begin to rally and fight the brutal army that rules them…but their only prize has been death. For thousands of years, the Eternal Warrior has stood under the grindstone of history, and held it back. But with so little hope for the child whose narrow shoulders must bear the weight of his people’s future, will this be the battle that finally forces surrender upon the Eternal Warrior?

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3

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[VALIANT NEXT TUESDAY] Eight-Page Preview: VALIANT NEXT Presents IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry – Coming in January!

IVAR_001_COVER-A_ALLENFrom the dawn of the dinosaurs…to the Battle of Trafalgar…to the year 4001…the team that brought you ARCHER & ARMSTRONG begins an all-new odyssey this January in IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1!

Valiant is proud to present an extended 8-page preview of IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the VALIANT NEXT ongoing series from New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry! On January 21st, get ready for a clock-stopping adventure into the distant past and far future as the most unlikely Valiant hero of all leaps into the pages of an all-new monthly series!

At this very moment in Geneva, Switzerland, history is being made. A thousand meters underground inside the Large Hadron Collider, researcher Neela Sethi is about to discover time travel – and jeopardize her life in the process. But she doesn’t know that yet. Ten minutes from now, every deadbeat chrononaut, wannabe conqueror, and misguided protector of the timestream will be banging down her door. Good thing that the legendary Ivar, Timewalker, got there first…right? Now it’s down to history’s most jaded, most tempestuous time traveler to stop the worst of everything that is, was, and will be…before time runs out!

On January 21st, start reading here as the VALIANT NEXT initiative continues with a quantum leap forward in IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 – featuring covers from red-hot artists Raul Allen (UNITY), Jorge Molina (X-Men), David Aja (Hawkeye), and Barry Kitson (Legion of Super-Heroes)!

And also arriving on January 21st from VALIANT NEXT – don’t miss THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) from superstar creators Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow), Matt Kindt (RAI), and Paolo Rivera (Daredevil)! The year’s most astonishing new adventure ratchets up the stakes right here as Bloodshot is drafted into the eons-old war against mankind’s oldest, darkest enemy, only in THE VALIANT #2 (of 4)!

Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) on December 10th, don’t miss each exciting title from VALIANT NEXT – a brand new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative talents in comics today:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April
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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (NOV141680)
Cover B by JORGE MOLINA (NOV141681)
Valiant Next Variant by CLAYTON HENRY & TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by DAVID AJA (NOV141682)
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON (NOV141683)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/29/14)

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Valiant Preview: THE DELINQUENTS #4 (of 4) – In Stores November 26th, 2014!

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Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (SEP141707)
Board Game Cover by JUAN DOE (SEP141707)
Variant Cover by CULLY HAMNER (SEP141707)

Bros before hobos!

After battling, befriending, breaking-up, and making-up, our suckers supreme – Quantum, Woody, Archer, and Armstrong – have finally arrived at their destination…Big Rock Candy Mountain! With their enemies rapidly gaining on them can our dreamed-up-team-up find the lost treasure of the hobos before it is too late? You’ve read the other three issues, you’ve played the board game, WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU NOT SEE HOW IT ENDS?! See you at the finish line, hobolievers!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 26

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[VALIANT NEXT TUESDAY] First Look: DIVINITY #1 Returns to Earth with Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in February!

Divinity AValiant is proud to present your first look inside DIVINITY #1 (of 4) – the new, prestige format VALIANT NEXT limited series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANTMind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis)! On February 11th, don’t miss the first appearance of Valiant’s first major new character as DIVINITY descends on planet Earth!

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity – one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist.

How long can it be before the first confrontation between mankind and DIVINITY begins? Find out here as Valiant superstars Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine deliver a shocking vision of 21st century science fiction in DIVINITY #1 (of 4) – the next epic series from the VALIANT NEXT initiative in stores February 11th!

Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) on December 10th, don’t miss each exciting title from VALIANT NEXT – a brand new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative talents in comics today. Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) by superstar creators Jeff LemireMatt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera in December, VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

Following the critically acclaimed, smash-hit success of VALIANT FIRST in 2014, VALIANT NEXT will present six new starting points perfect for readers new and old. Featuring an exciting selection of new series starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never-before-seen characters, VALIANT NEXT is the NEXT epic evolution of Valiant’s best-selling, fan-favorite publishing line.

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DIVINITY #1 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Valiant Next Variant by BUTCH GUICE & TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Artist Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | PRESTIGE FORMAT | On sale FEBRUARY 11 (FOC – 1/19/15)

 

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Valiant Previews: X-O MANOWAR #30 (NEW ARC! “ENTER: ARMORINES”) | PUNK MAMBO #0 – In Stores November 19th, 2014!

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Interlocking A & B Covers by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP141684/SEP141685)
FOC Incentive Variant by RAUL ALLEN (SEP148143)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP141686)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (SEP141687)


ALL-NEW ARC! Enter: ARMORINES!

Armor Hunters was only the beginning! Now, still reeling from his harrowing encounter with the Armor Hunters, Aric of Dacia might face a new threat – the calculating paramilitary force known as the ARMORINES! Armed with an array of astounding abilities far beyond the capabilities of the X-O Manowar armor, has this bleeding-edge commando unit come to save Aric’s kingdom…or grind it into dust? Find out as Valiant superstars Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard unleash a pivotal new chapter in the saga of X-O Manowar!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | On Sale NOVEMBER 19

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Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (SEP141703)
Cover B by RIAN HUGHES (SEP141704)
Variant Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (SEP141705)

Oi! Comics icon Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and upstart artist Robert Gill (Armor Hunters: Harbinger) are about to introduce a different kind of magic into the back alleys of the Valiant Universe…

From a posh girls’ boarding school, to the slimy gutter of the London punk scene, to sniffing voodoo glue in a Louisiana swamp…how did the Punk Mambo haul herself from the upper crust to the backwater? Now, Punk Mambo is about to head back home to spread some much-needed anarchy in the UK! The punks and the voodoo priests she used to know have cleaned themselves up, and she’s a loud, belching ghost from their past, come to break in the new furniture…and break some faces!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 19 (FOC – 10/27/14)

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