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First Look: Robert Venditti and Clay Mann Unearth X-O MANOWAR #0 – In Stores October 8th!

XO_ZERO_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICValiant is proud to present your first look inside X-O MANOWAR #0 – an all-new, must-read zero issue introduction to the origins of Valiant’s alien-armored Visigoth from superstar creators Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and Clay Mann (Gambit, X-Men: Legacy)!

In the aftermath of ARMOR HUNTERS, start reading here with a bold new beginning for Valiant’s blockbuster hero as Venditti and Mann chronicle the never-before-revealed rise of Aric of Dacia – aka the unstoppable X-O Manowar! From the brutality of the Roman Empire to the bone-crunching fallout of the Armor Hunters’s attack on Earth, start at the beginning to discover X-O Manowar’s journey through the ages as Venditti and Mann craft an epic new entry point into the series that IGN calls “fantastic, action-packed storytelling that never fails to satisfy.”

Leading directly into November’s X-O MANOWAR #30 – featuring the coming of the all-new ARMORINES – this is the perfect place for new readers to come on board and discover why fans and critics continue to herald X-O Manowar as one of the most action-packed ongoing series anywhere in comics today:

“✮✮✮✮✮…Robert Venditti knows how to grab the readers attention and never let go.” – Comic Vine
“✮✮✮✮✮…One of the most deliberate and potent action comics that has the audacity to be brilliant.” – Comic Bastards
“✮✮✮✮½…A perfect blend of history, action, anticipation wrapped up in stunning and brilliant art.” – Unleash the Fanboy
“✮✮✮✮…From start to finish, the creative team…really pack in the action and excitement.” – Comic Book Resources

Born into battle… Enslaved by an extraterrestrial race… Bonded to an alien weapon… Stranded in the modern day. X-O Manowar’s journey has been long… his enemies brutal… His challenges insurmountable… On October 8th, join superstar creators Robert Venditti and Clay Mann to discover the iron-clad will and heroic beginnings of the man inside the armor in X-O MANOWAR #0 – featuring an all-star line-up of covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Clay Mann, Dave Johnson, Jeff Lemire, and Bryan Hitch!

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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 (JUL148184)
Interlocking Cover D by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148185)
Interlocking Cover E by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148186)
Interlocking Cover F by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148187)
Interlocking Cover G by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148188)
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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Valiant Previews: THE DELINQUENTS #2 | UNITY #11 (ARMOR HUNTERS) | ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #3 – In Stores September 17th, 2014!

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Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Board Game Cover by JUAN DOE
Variant Cover by SHAWN CRYSTAL

Well…that escalated quickly.

Quantum and Woody and Archer & Armstrong are riding the rails looking for the lost treasure of the Hobo King. Each armed with one half of a mysterious map, these two tandems have unwittingly been pitted against each other in a four-way free-for-all…but can either team get along long enough to achieve their mission? The world’s worst crossover joyride is about to enter uncharted territory!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | ON SALE 9/17/14 (FOC – 8/25/14)

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UNITY_011_COVER_ALLENUNITY #11 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by CAFU

Last hope. Last stand.

In the wake of Livewire’s stunning sacrifice, how will X-O Manowar, Ninjak, and the Eternal Warrior comes to terms? With a punishing revenge mission led by Bloodshot, that’s how! If it bleeds, they can kill it…and the leaner, meaner Unity team just became a living, breathing box of armor-piercing rounds. The Armor Hunters put Earth in their bullseye… Now, the bullseye bites back!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 9/17/14 (FOC – 8/25/14)

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AH_BLOOD_003_COVER_TANARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #3 (of 3)
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by PHILIP TAN
Variant Cover by RILEY ROSSMO

ALIENS VS…BLOODSHOT!

M.E.R.O. headquarters has been evacuated, and Bloodshot is the only thing left standing between the alien prisoner called Malgam and the outside world. Battle-worn and brutalized, can Bloodshot survive one final confrontation with an extraterrestrial foe augmented by the unholy power of the X-O Manowar armor? If you thought the first two chapters were hardcore, stay out of the splash zone because the Armor Hunters just picked the wrong soldier to fuss with!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 9/17/14 (FOC – 8/25/14)

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Valiant Previews: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #24 | ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #3 (of 3) – In Stores September 10th, 2014

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Written by KARL BOLLERS
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL141496)
Variant Cover by PIA GUERRA (JUL141497)

Sister. Sweetheart. ASSASSIN!

Archer and Armstrong…and Mary-Maria?! Archer’s beloved foster sister and world-class hitwoman-for-hire, Mary-Maria, takes center stage for the very first time in a high-stakes tale of hot-headed teenage temperament and tantalizing target practice! In search of her own origins, get ready to see the world through the eyes of Valiant’s number one knife-wielding love interest – just as the world of Archer & Armstrong hurtles towards next month’s colossal, issue #25 game-changer!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | ON SALE 9/10/14 (FOC – 8/18/14)

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AH_HARB_003_COVER_LAROSAARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #3 (of 3)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JUL141490)
Variant Cover by CAFU (JUL141491)

Harbinger team-up!

Mexico City just became ground zero for the Armor Hunters’ invasion of Earth, and the runaway army of super-powered soldiers called Generation Zero needs to bring in back-up. Better call…the Renegades?! But when powerhouse brawler Torque and lighter-than-air free spirit Zephyr join the fight, things are about to go from bleak to brutal as the Earth’s first extraterrestrial invasion force unleashes an engine of global destruction with one sole purpose – to terminate…with extreme prejudice.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 9/10/14 (FOC –8/18/14)

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First Look: Peter Milligan and Cary Nord Usher in ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 – Coming in November!

EW_DOS_001_COVER-A_HITCHFrom steel comes salvation!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of 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 from master storyteller Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, X-Statix) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan)!

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?

Swords! Savagery! Steel! Before Gilad joins Bloodshot and an all-star cast of Valiant’s greatest heroes in December for a brand-new crusade against the Immortal Enemy in THE VALIANT #1 by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera, take up the blade and discover the roots of Earth’s undying champion in ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 – in stores this November!

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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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