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DIVINITY II – Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine’s Sold-Out Sci-Fi Saga Returns in 2016!

DIVINITY-II_001_TEASER-2016DIVINITY concludes in stores today…but the sold-out sci-fi saga of the year is only just beginning!

Valiant is proud to announce DIVINITY II – a new prestige format limited series continuing the critically acclaimed, much demanded debut of Valiant’s first all-new, headlining character from the minds of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine! Set for release in April 2016, DIVINITY II will reunite Kindt and Hairsine with inker Ryan Winn, colorist David Baron, and cover artists Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic and Tom Muller as Valiant’s all-star creative team reconvenes to deliver a breathtaking new vision of humanity’s next epic encounter with the being called DIVINITY!

“DIVINITY has been a bellwether moment in the history of the Valiant Universe,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “DIVINITY’s debut was always part of a much larger plan, but, after five sold-out printings of the first issue, repeated allocations due to fan and retailer demand, and widespread praise from critics in all corners, there is no denying that DIVINITY has exceeded all expectations. This series has established DIVINITY as one of the next great heroes in the Valiant Universe, and DIVINITY II will go even further in building that foundation.”

“Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine have created an extraordinary story with DIVINITY, one that has resonated with fans around the world,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Combined with Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic and Tom Muller’s breathtaking covers, Lewis LaRosa’s wonderful costume design, and the incomparable work of Ryan Winn and David Baron, it’s sci-fi at its best – an innovative, compelling, visually arresting story. DIVINITY was always intended to be a major player in the future and, in the lead-up to his second series, those threads will begin to reveal themselves. This summer alone, the character’s presence will be felt in IMPERIUM and BOOK OF DEATH…but the story that Matt and Trevor have in store for DIVINITY II will be well worth the wait in 2016.”

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?

“DIVINITY is different than any character I’ve ever written before. I thought it would be fun to purposely create a character that is so overpowered – so amazing – that he’s practically a god. The fascinating thing is then creating a scenario and a challenge for him. What can stand against a character like that?” said series writer Matt Kindt. “I’ve been blown away by the response that I’ve gotten online and in-person at conventions – I’m always working to create a story that I think would be fun for me to read, so seeing the enthusiasm that DIVINITY has created has been amazing.

“Now the fun is launching this insane cosmic being into the existing Valiant Universe and seeing what trouble he can cause (or solve) in other books,” he added. “And best of all? We’ve been green lit to do a full-on sequel! I’m super-excited to be joining up with Trevor, Ryan, David, and Jelena for the next chapter — we have an even bigger story in store for next year. DIVINITY is a character that started out as a small idea and blossomed into a character that I have years of ideas for. I’ll be returning for as long as they’ll let me.”

In 2016, the Valiant Universe continues its first encounter with a god-like being held back by the humanity of a man, only in DIVINITY II – an all-new prestige format limited series from master storytellers Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine!

Plus: in the wake of DIVINITY #4 (of 4) – in stores today alongside the DIVINITY #1 FOURTH PRINTING and DIVINITY #2 SECOND PRINTING – Abram Adams’ journey through time and space continues on August 5th in IMPERIUM #7 by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER, HARBINGER WARS) and fan favorite artist Scot Eaton (Black Panther)! Toyo Harada has collected the monsters that will make his vision of world peace a reality. Now he pursues the most difficult and desirable asset of all – the spaceman with all the powers of a god – the outcast who can rewrite reality with a thought – the man who is no longer a man – the all-powerful being who is simply called DIVINITY!

And catch up on the entirety of Abram Adams’ first appearance and origin with the DIVINITY TPB collection – in stores July 15th! For just $9.99, this intro-priced volume re-presents all four issues of DIVINITY’s sold-out limited series, just in time for DIVINITY II‘s 2016 debut! With upcoming appearances in IMPERIUM, DIVINITY II, and beyond, start at the beginning to discover the seminal arrival of Valiant’s major new force as he reshapes the landscape of the Valiant Universe in comics and beyond in the months and years to come.

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DIVINITY TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (FEB158003)
$9.99 | 112 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)
ISBN: 978-1-939346-76-6

IMPERIUM #7
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover A by KANO (JUN151620)
Cover B by PERE PEREZ (JUN151621)
Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN (JUN151622)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 5 (FOC – 7/13/2015)

DIVINITY II #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HARISINE
Covers by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC & TOM MULLER
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | Coming APRIL 2016

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Retailer Advisory: Sold-Out NINJAK #3 Strikes Again with Second Printing in June!

NINJAK_003_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGIn the wake of repeated sell-outs for NINJAK #1 and NINJAK #2, Valiant is proud to report that the hit series’s latest installment has sold out at the distributor level just days after its in-store debut and will soon return to comic book shops with the NINJAK #3 SECOND PRINTING on June 24th!

Arriving in stores alongside NINJAK #4 on June 24th, jump into the thrilling solo adventures of MI-6′s most elite super-spy here with another oversized, pulse-pounding chapter from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and all-star artists Clay Mann (X-Men) and Butch Guice (Winter Soldier)!

Ninjak went to Tokyo to destroy the Weaponeer crime cartel from the inside out…by claiming a seat on their secret council of shinobi masters, the Shadow Seven, for himself! Now, as he continues his quest to conquer the world’s most dangerous weapons dealer one member at time, Ninjak is going to require each precise tool in his arsenal…and every deadly skill he’s ever learned. Colin King is about to enter the fight he’s been training for his entire life.

Clocking in at 40 pages monthly, each issue of NINJAK begins with a full-length lead tale by Matt Kindt & Clay Mann, followed by a new chapter of NINJAK: THE LOST FILES – an essential second feature chronicling Ninjak’s never-before-told origin – by Matt Kindt & Butch Guice!

Don’t miss your chance to find out why NINJAK #3 is just the latest sense-shattering chapter of the hit series that has fans and critics clamoring for more:

“The creative team seems to be on a mission to make each issue better than the last… One heck of an entertaining comic book.” – Geeks of Doom

“Clay Mann’s artwork is as gorgeous as ever, and Kindt’s slow reveal of Colin King’s difficult childhood is becoming more intriguing with each new issue… A blockbuster-style spy comic…” – Newsarama

“[NINJAK] has really blossomed into that nonstop action series that stands out… Impressive action scenes, stunning colors, character structure and more, you don’t find many this appealing to the eyes.” – Geeked Out Nation

“From the short peeks into his childhood to the calm, detached way in which he narrates his crazier adventures, Kindt is building this character into someone very interesting… This is another very good Valiant comic.” – Inside Pulse

On June 24th, the world’s deadliest intelligence operative takes one step closer to dismantling a global network of ruthless new nemeses – and revealing the secrets of his own top-secret training – in the NINJAK #3 SECOND PRINTING!

Plus: don’t miss the NINJAK #1 THIRD PRINTING and NINJAK #2 SECOND PRINTING –on sale June 3rd! Contact your local retailer to reserve your copies today!

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NINJAK #1 THIRD PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR158383)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 3 (FOC – 5/11/15)

NINJAK #2 SECOND PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR158382)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 3 (FOC – 5/11/15)

NINJAK #3 SECOND PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (APR158285)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 24 (FOC – 6/1/15)

NINJAK #4
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (APR151766)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (APR151767)
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL (APR151768)
Variant Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (APR151769)
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN (APR151770)
$3.99 | 40 pages | T+ | On sale JUNE 24 (FOC – 6/1/15)

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Retailer Advisory: DIVINITY #1 Fourth Printing to Be Allocated, Record-Setting Fifth Printing to Arrive in June!

DIVINITY_001_COVER_FIFTH-PRINTINGRetailers be advised: following an unprecedented level of reorder activity, orders of the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) FOURTH PRINTING – due to arrive in stores on May 27th alongside of DIVINITY #4 (of 4) – will be allocated.

To meet demand, the sold-out first issue of the hit new series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, NINJAK) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) is heading back to press and will return on June 17th with the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) FIFTH PRINTING.

DIVINITY is a truly special book – one that fans will be not only debating for years to come, but that has also defied all expectations both inside Valiant and across the industry,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “No one would have predicted that demand for DIVINITY would result in multiple allocations, or that it would become the first Valiant title to warrant a record-setting fifth printing.”

“But as DIVINITY‘s first prestige format mini-series comes to an end next week, we’re even more excited for what comes next. This is a character that will continue to reshape the course of the Valiant Universe in the months and years to come. Over the course of the summer, you’ll feel his presence in BOOK OF DEATH, he’ll become a major force facing off against Toyo Harada in Joshua Dysart’s IMPERIUM, and, soon, we’ll able to reveal the full extent of what the future holds for DIVINITY. Rest assured, Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine haven’t finished blowing our minds just yet.”

Now, on the heels of yet another sold-out reprinting, find out why DIVINITY is the pivotal first appearance of Valiant’s all-new, all-powerful force that fans and retailers simply can’t keep on shelves!

“High concept sci-fi executed perfectly, Divinity is one of the most exciting, ambitious titles Valiant has published.” – Wired

“Matt Kindt’s new creation is a giant leap forward for Valiant…[with] a debut that marks a creative high point for the publisher.” – The Onion/AV Club

“A true and worthwhile expansion of Valiant’s footprint, both in the publishing world and the fictional world contained within it.” – Comic Book Resources

“DIVINITY #1 pushes the scope of Valiant ever further… A beautifully designed introduction and one that plays to all of Kindt’s strengths as a writer.” – ComicBook.com

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?

On June 17th, don’t miss you chance to discover the visionary superhero epic of 2015 with the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) FIFTH PRINTING!

Then Divinity’s journey continues on August 5th as he steps into the pages of IMPERIUM #7 by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER, HARBINGER WARS) and fan favorite artist Scot Eaton (Doomwar)! Toyo Harada has collected the monsters that will make his vision of world peace a reality. Now he pursues the most difficult and desirable asset of all – the spaceman with all the powers of a god – the outcast who can rewrite reality with a thought – the man who is no longer a man – the all-powerful being who is simply called Divinity.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

DIVINITY #1 (of 4) FIFTH PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (APR158124)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JUNE 17 (FOC – 5/25/15)

DIVINITY #4 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR151606)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (MAR151607)
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN (MAR151608)
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE (MAR151609)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MAY 27 (FOC – 5/4/15)

IMPERIUM #7
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover A by KANO (JUN151620)
Cover B by PERE PEREZ (JUN151621)
Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN (JUN151622)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 5 (FOC – 7/13/2015)

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Valiant Previews: DIVINITY #4 (of 4) | IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5 – On Sale May 27th!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR151606)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (MAR151607)
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN (MAR151608)
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE (MAR151609)

This is it! The mind-bending, reality-altering reveal of what happened to turn a long-lost Russian cosmonaut into the godlike being known as DIVINITY!

But there are some things even gods can’t do – a lesson that DIVINITY may not learn easily. Can the super-powered heroes of the world contain the rage of a mad god? The earth-shattering conclusion to Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine’s sci-fi epic will have long-term ramifications for the entire Valiant Universe!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MAY 27

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IVAR_005_COVER-A_LIEBERIVAR, TIMEWALKER #5 (NEW ARC! “BREAKING HISTORY” – PART 1)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEVE LIEBER (MAR151589)
Cover B by RAUL ALLEN (MAR151590)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR151591)
Golden Age Variant by ROBERT GILL (MAR151592)

BREAKING HISTORY – PART ONE!

A little confused by time travel? Don’t worry, these guys don’t really understand it either. So they’re BREAKING HISTORY! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and rising star Francis Portela (Green Lantern Corps) kick off an all-new arc of the series that io9 calls “impressively shocking”!

Dr. Neela Sethi, the inventor of time travel is captured by her evil future-self (because…time travel) and tempted to give into her rage and become the woman who may destroy history! As the BIG CRUNCH rapidly unmakes the universe around her, Neela faces a choice that may give her her life’s dreams…at the cost of the very universe itself. But take heart, inhabitants of the very universe itself, because all of our hopes lie the hands of IVAR, TIMEWALKER! But even he can’t save us alone – what happens when history’s most jaded time traveler puts together the best team he can find to save time itself? A combination of his estranged family, like his immortal brothers ARMSTRONG and THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, his inter-dimensional enemies like history’s most re-tweeted prankster THE LURKER, and a BLOODSHOT NANITE with one heck of an attitude problem are just the start of history’s most unexpected saviors. The plot to save history begins here, so don’t worry! …Well, maybe you should worry a little.

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 27

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Valiant’s BOOK OF DEATH #1 to Debut Deluxe Ultra-Coated Covers in July! Plus: Go INSIDE THE BOOK OF DEATH in All of Valiant’s June-Shipping Titles!

BOD_001_COVER-A_GILLValiant is proud to announce that BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s astonishing four-issue event series beginning in July – will be the first to debut the new, deluxe ultra-coated cover process! Featuring alternating matte and varnish finishes on heavyweight cover stock, each 40-page issue of Valiant’s highly anticipated summer event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and all-stars artists Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite will leap off the shelf with an “ultra-coated” presentation unlike anything in comics today!

To make sure every retailer has an opportunity to examine this new type of cover process up close, Valiant will be mailing sample printings of the BOOK OF DEATH #1‘s deluxe ultra-coated covers to select comic book stores across the country, along with free BOOK OF DEATH promotional items including posters, pre-order coupons, bookmarks, pens, and more, in advance of the series’ June 22nd final order cut-off date.

If you are a retailer and would like to ensure you that you receive a BOOK OF DEATH promotional bundle, including your BOOK OF DEATH #1 deluxe ultra-coated cover sample, please email retailers@valiantentertainment.com and be sure to include the name of your retail outlet and mailing address.

BOOK OF DEATH is more than just a summer event. It’s a road-map to Valiant’s future that will have fans returning to each issue for years to come,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Given the colossal importance that BOOK OF DEATH holds for the biggest heroes in the Valiant Universe – and the suitably epic story that Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite have crafted – it is only fitting that we give BOOK OF DEATH the stunning presentation it deserves…and it’s just the first of many surprises yet in store for Valiant’s most ambitious event to date.”

Plus: fans can get in on the action leading up to the release of BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) with INSIDE THE BOOK OF DEATH – an exclusive six-page bonus insert arriving in all of Valiant’s June 2015 titles! Before the Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, X-O Manowar, Ninjak, and more begin their quest to prevent the coming cataclysm in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4), jump into the must-read comic event of 2015 right here with a complete overview into BOOK OF DEATH‘s most powerful players, an all-new interview from writer Robert Venditti, advance peeks of the series’ stunning interior artwork from Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite, and a checklist chronicling the details on each chapter! Look for INSIDE THE BOOK OF DEATH inside of the following Valiant titles on sale in June 2015:

  • IMPERIUM #5 (ON SALE JUNE 3)
  • DEAD DROP #2 (of 4) (ON SALE JUNE 3)
  • X-O MANOWAR: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 (ON SALE JUNE 10)
  • UNITY #19 (ON SALE JUNE 10)
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 (ON SALE JUNE 17)
  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #6 (ON SALE JUNE 17)
  • X-O MANOWAR #37 (ON SALE JUNE 17)
  • NINJAK #4 (ON SALE JUNE 24)

So let it be written… So let it be done… On July 15th, the next two thousand years of history collide with the most powerful heroes of today in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)!

The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.

Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.

Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?

Start reading here on July 15th as all-star creators Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite begin a thousand-year journey into the future of the Valiant Universe…and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today, only in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)!

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BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by ROBERT GILL (MAY151586)
Cover B by CARY NORD (MAY151587)
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY151588)
Cover D by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY151589)
Character Design Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (MAY151591)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (MAY151592)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (MAY151593)
Blank Cover also available (MAY151590)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)

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X-O MANOWAR Ushers in EXODUS – A Powerful New Turning Point Beginning in August!

XO_039_COVER-A_SANDOVALTwo peoples. One planet. This summer, can a man of war broker peace between Earth and a renegade alien nation in search of a new world?

Valiant is proud to announce EXODUS – a pivotal new story arc beginning this August in X-O MANOWAR #39! Jump on board here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, Green Lantern) and fan-favorite artist Rafa Sandoval (X-Men: Legacy) trap Valiant’s most powerful hero between two peoples he has sworn to protect – humanity…and a mass migration of alien refugees, orphaned and cast adrift by the unassailable attack of DEAD HAND!

Aric of Dacia is X-O Manowar, hero to humanity, leader of the remaining Visigoths, and a husband about to start a new family. He is also the bearer of Shanhara, and tantamount to a god in the eyes of the alien race known as the Vine. Now, in the aftermath of DEAD HAND’s destruction of their world, the Vine need a new home and have chosen Earth – tearing Aric between two races that worship him, but each despise one another. Have these last living remnants of the Vine’s civilization come seeking peace? And what changes will their arrival herald for our world? All – human and alien alike – will be tested when an old enemy seizes this moment of turmoil to attack Aric at his weakest…and forces the people of Earth to pay an impossible price for X-O Manowar’s allegiance.

“What an amazing story Rob has planned for you all – a twist on Aric’s history that remains true to X-O Manowar’s spirit and will be full of surprises for longtime Valiant fans and new readers alike,” said X-O Manowar editor Tom Brennan. “X-O Manowar spent so much of his life fighting the Vine and now he must be their champion – how will Earth react? Or his fellow survivors of Vine enslavement for that matter? We’re going to answer those questions and more, and Rafa Sandoval’s ability to brilliantly blend character drama and widescreen action is the perfect compliment to Rob’s story of what it truly means to be a hero.”

This August, brace for impact as the Earth confronts its alien EXODUS head-on, only in X-O MANOWAR #39 – featuring covers by red-hot artists Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye), Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH), CAFU (UNITY), and Brent Peeples (Last of the Greats)! In the aftermath of X-O Manowar’s oversized wedding extravaganza, a new era for humanity begins here with a perfect jumping-on point for the acclaimed superhero series that Comic Vine calls “Valiant’s top book, month after month”.

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X-O MANOWAR #38 (WEDDING SPECTACULAR!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with AMY CHU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL with CLAYTON HENRY, CAFU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Cover A (Wraparound) by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151599)
Cover B by CARY NORD (MAY151600)
Cover C by CAFU (MAY151601)
Variant Cover by JAY FABARES (MAY151603)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER ((MAY151604)
Blank Invitation Variant Also Available (MAY151602)
$4.99 |48 pgs.| T+ | On sale JULY 1 (FOC 6/8/15)

X-O MANOWAR #39 (NEW ARC! “EXODUS” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151599)
Cover B by ROBERT GILL (MAY151600)
Variant Cover by CAFU
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale AUGUST 12 (FOC – 7/20/15)

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Valiant Previews: BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 | NINJAK #3 – On Sale May 20th!

BSRB_002_COVER-A_SUAYANBLOODSHOT REBORN #2
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAR151575)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (MAR151576)
Cover C by RAUL ALLEN (MAR151577)
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAR151578)
Variant Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (MAR151579)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (MAR151580)

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Green Arrow) and rising superstar Mico Suayan (HARBINGER, Moon Knight) continue their bold reimagining of this classic Valiant icon!

The man once known as the unstoppable killing machine called BLOODSHOT must track down the impostors carrying out mass shootings in his former name. But the hunter becomes the hunted when an upstart FBI investigator and her grizzled partner believe the original Bloodshot himself to be responsible for the murders. Can Bloodshot elude the agents – and his own inner demons – long enough to take out a nanite-infused gunman?

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 20

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR151597)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (MAR151598)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAR151599)
Variant Cover by ANTONIO FUSO (MAR151600)

Ninjak’s to-do-list for May:
1. Subvert the largest most dangerous weapons dealer in the world. 2. Focus on not letting your tortured childhood distract you. 3. Push your memories of loss so far down that you forget how to feel. 4. Betray everyone you know. 5. Don’t get killed. (Repeat as necessary)

Your to-do-list for May:
1. Drop everything & pick up Ninjak #3 by acclaimed team of Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT), Clay Mann (X-Men), and Butch Guice (Captain America)! (Repeat as necessary)

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 20

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First Look: BOOK OF DEATH #1 – The Future Stands Revealed in the Epic Valiant Event of Summer 2015!

BOD_001_COVER-A_GILLSo let it be written… So let it be done… On July 15th, the next two thousand years of history collide with the most powerful heroes of today in the must-read event of the summer!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) – the 40-page FIRST ISSUE of the blockbuster Valiant event of 2015 from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern) and the twin artistic talents of rising star Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER, Batgirl) and Valiant heavyweight Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice)!

The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.

Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.

Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?

Beginning in BOOK OF DEATH #1, each 40-page chapter of Valiant’s cataclysmic event epic features a full-length installment of the Valiant heroes quest for the Book of the Geomancer, illustrated by Robert Gill. Then, discover essential visions of tomorrow with never-before-seen sequences of the future, torn directly from the pages of the Geomancer’s book and featuring artwork by Doug Braithwaite! Featuring the last stands of Valiant icons, the first appearances of all-new heroes, and tantalizing clues of future events, BOOK OF DEATH is the gateway to the next decade of the Valiant Universe that will have fans returning to each issue for years to come!

On July 15th, the Book of the Geomancer spells doom for Valiant’s most powerful forces in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Robert Gill (ETERNAL WARRIOR), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR, Conan), Clayton Crain (RAI, X-Force), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT, Daredevil). Start reading here as all-star creators Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite begin a thousand-year journey into the future of the Valiant Universe…and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today, only in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)!

Plus: BOOK OF DEATH continues with four visionary tales of present and future ripped directly from the pages of the Book of the Geomancer! Each month, join an all-star cast of creators as they come aboard the summer’s monumental comics event to chronicle the ultimate fate of Valiant’s biggest and most indelible heroes. From the modern day to the far future, the destinies of Bloodshot, Ninjak, the Harbinger Renegades, X-O Manowar, and more will stand revealed in four essential, standalone chapters at the epicenter of BOOK OF DEATH:

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Doug Braithwaite
Cover by Rafa Sandoval
ON SALE IN JULY

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine
Cover by Kano
ON SALE IN AUGUST

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; Art by Kano
Cover by Raul Allen
ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti; Art by Clayton Henry
Cover by Cary Nord
ON SALE IN OCTOBER

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BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by ROBERT GILL (MAY151586)
Cover B by CARY NORD (MAY151587)
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY151588)
Cover D by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY151589)
Character Design Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (MAY151591)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (MAY151592)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (MAY151593)
Blank Cover also available (MAY151590)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151595)
Cover B by JEFTE PALO (MAY151596)
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN (MAY151597)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY151598)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 22 (FOC – 6/29/15)

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DEAD DROP #1 Leaps to Immediate Sell-Out, Returns with Second Printing in June! Plus: Your First Look Inside DEAD DROP #2!

DEAD-DROP_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTING Valiant is proud to announce that DEAD DROP #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the new four-issue superhero conspiracy thriller from acclaimed writer Ales Kot (Secret Avengers, The Surface) and rising star Adam Gorham (Zero) – has sold out at the distributor level and will soon return with a brand new printing! Look for the DEAD DROP #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING in stores on June 10th – one week after the sold-out series’ next chapter arrives in DEAD DROP #2 (of 4)!

There is a secret black market in New York. It is hidden in plain sight – in our streets, trains, restaurants. Those who know how to navigate it exchange secrets of extraordinary nature. But when the secret in circulation is a biological weapon derived from Vine technology, the gloves are off – and the most extraordinary agents are released to stop the disaster before it occurs.

X-O Manowar, Archer, Neville Alcott, Detective Cejudo and Beta-Max are ready to save the world. And the countdown to DEAD DROP starts now!

This June, every second counts as acclaimed creators Ales Kot and Adam Gorham bring the far corners of the Valiant Universe crashing down on New York City in the DEAD DROP #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING and DEAD DROP #2 (of 4)! Don’t miss a moment of the high-speed superhero thriller that fans and critics are heralding as one of the summer’s most exciting new series:

“✮✮✮✮½…Instantly addictive. Get on board and see where this story swerves next.” – Bloody Disgusting

“Unabashed full-issue action… DEAD DROP #1 is a refreshing rollercoaster of an introduction…” – Comic Book Resources

“Valiant made a great choice putting [DEAD DROP] in the hands of Ales Kot and Adam Gorham… Pretty fantastic.” – Topless Robot

“[A] fast-paced thriller… Adam Gorham’s stylish and fluid pencils are perfectly suited to Ales Kot’s speedy script…” – Newsarama

“DEAD DROP #1 will leave you wanting more… A fun ride with tons of great action by a great creative team…” – Multiversity Comics

“Fast paced and entertaining. A great jump on point for any new Valiant readers.” – Inside Pulse

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DEAD DROP #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (MAR158550)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 10 (FOC – 5/18/15)

DEAD DROP #2 (of 4)
Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (APR151773)
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM (APR151774)
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL (APR151775)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 3 (FOC – 6/3/15)

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Valiant Previews: IMPERIUM #4 | X-O MANOWAR #36 | UNITY #18 – On Sale May 13th!

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Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE (MAR151601)
Cover B by KANO (MAR1515602)
25th Anniversary Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAR151603)
Variant Cover by CARY NORD (MAR151604)
Character Design Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (MAR151605)

The greatest villain in the Valiant Universe wages war…to create Utopia! New York Times bestselling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) continue the unprecedented comics story of a madman determined to save the world…at any cost!

Toyo Harada is assembling a legion of living weapons. And the last, greatest gambit he needs is deep within the clutches of his most powerful opponents. To secure the human asset critical to his plan, Harada gambles everything he has in an all-out battle to win everything he desires!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 13

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A (Overlay Wrap) by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAR151585)
Cover B (Wraparound) by JORGE MOLINA (MAR151586)
Variant Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (MAR151587)
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DEAD HAND descends on X-O Manowar!

He may wield the universe’s most powerful weapon, but not even X-O Manowar is enough to combat the unstoppable doomsday protocol called Dead Hand. To defeat this mighty army, Aric will need some might of his own…and an unlikely ally might be the key to victory! Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, The Flash) and Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) continue the modern epic DEAD HAND!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 13

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UNITY_018_COVER-A_PEREZUNITY #18 (“HOMEFRONT” – PART 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by PERE PEREZ (MAR151610)
Cover B by PHILIP TAN (MAR151611)
25th Anniversary Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAR151612)
Variant Cover by JOE EISMA (MAR151613)

The truth is declassified!

Discover what top-secret mission very nearly broke Unity and brought its heroes to the brink…and beyond. And has Major Palmer, the veteran field commander of H.A.R.D. Corps, come to lead Unity to a new day…or infiltrate it and bring it down?

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 13

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