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Valiant Previews: IMPERIUM #2, X-O MANOWAR #34 (“DEAD HAND” – PART 1) – On Sale March 4th!

IMPERIUM_002_COVER-A_ALLENIMPERIUM #2 [VALIANT NEXT)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (JAN151644)
Cover B by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (JAN151645)
Cover C by BUTCH GUICE (JAN151646)
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN151647)
Character Design Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (JAN151648)

The battle for utopia continues! The second shocking chapter from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)!

A 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. THIS IS IMPERIUM.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 4

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XO_034_COVER-A_LAROSAX-O MANOWAR #34 (NEW ARC! “DEAD HAND” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A (Cover Overlay) by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN151661)
Cover B (Wraparound) by JORGE MOLINA (JAN151662)
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS (JAN151663)
Character Design Variant by JORGE MOLINA (JAN151664)
Artist Variant by BUTCH GUICE (JAN151665)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! DEAD HAND is coming!

He survived ENTER: NINJAK. He waged war on PLANET DEATH. And now he must defend the Earth from an unholy reckoning…and the doomsday protocol codenamed: DEAD HAND!

This is it…X-O Manowar…face-to-face with a ROBOT ARMY HELLBENT ON THE DESTRUCTION OF EVERYTHING! Blast off with New York Times best-selling creator Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) as he begins the most shocking arc yet of his seminal run on Valiant’s flagship series!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 4

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First Look: Matt Kindt, Clay Mann, and Butch Guice Take Aim in NINJAK #2 – Coming in April!

NINJAK_002_COVER-A_LAROSAValiant is proud to present an advance look inside of NINJAK #2 – the second 40-page chapter of the blockbuster VALIANT NEXT ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and superstar artists Clay Mann (Gambit) and Butch Guice (Captain America)! On April 22nd, Ninjak descends deeper into the underside of the Weaponeer terror network as his hunt for the Shadow Seven continues…and the dark secrets of his classified MI-6 training come full circle in the modern day!

International financier Colin King hasn’t just come to Tokyo to take the Rippongi club scene by storm. As the covert MI-6 operative codenamed Ninjak, he’s also tracking down the men who trained him to be a lethal weapon…the very same men whose movements have now aligned with the latest terror plot by the cybernetic crime cartel called Weaponeer! But how do you detect killers who specialize in the undetectable? And how does he know that the Shadow Seven haven’t caught up with him first? It’s all-out ninja-versus-ninja warfare as the deadliest men and women of five continents converge on the Tokyo underworld for a blood-spattered blowout!

Then: don’t miss an all-new installment of NINJAK: THE LOST FILES – an essential second feature chronicling Ninjak’s never-before-revealed training and origin by Matt Kindt and Butch Guice, continuing in NINAK #2! More than just a typical back-up feature, each chapter of NINJAK: THE LOST FILES will be integral to the lead narrative of Ninjak‘s ongoing series, clocking at 40 pages monthly for the standard cover price of $3.99!

The globe-spanning adventures of MI-6′s deadliest master spy get fast, frenzied and fatal on April 22nd, only in NINJAK #2 – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT, Punisher MAX), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Pia Guerra (Y: The Last Man), Raul Allen (RAI, Hawkeye), and Das Pastoras (Thor: God of Thunder)!

Plus: the acclaimed VALIANT NEXT initiative continues in April as Valiant’s biggest most demanded heroes spring into action alongside all-new, never-before-seen characters for a brand new wave of must-read releases:

IMPERIUM #3 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite on April 8th
BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan on April 15th
NINJAK #2 by Matt Kindt, Clay Mann and Butch Guice on April 22nd
DIVINITY #3 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine on April 22nd
IVAR, TIMEWALKER #4 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry on April 29th

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NINJAK #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN151636)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (JAN151637)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (JAN151638)
Cover D by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (JAN151639)
Blank Cover Also Available (JAN151640)
Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER (JAN151641)
Character Design Variant by CLAY MANN (JAN151642)
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN151643)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 11 (FOC – 2/16/15)

NINJAK #2 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151651)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (FEB151652)
Cover C by PIA GUERRA (FEB151653)
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN (FEB151654)
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS (FEB151655)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 22 (FOC – 3/30/15)

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First Look: Valiant Debuts BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 Animated Trailer, First Lettered Preview

Valiant is proud to debut the official video trailer and first lettered interior preview for BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the devastating new ongoing series by New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Green Arrow) and visionary storyteller Mico Suayan (HARBINGER, Moon Knight)! On April 15th, start reading here as the VALIANT NEXT initiative reaches its boiling point with an action-packed and unpredictable new vision of Valiant’s toughest, most unrelenting hero!

Bloodshot’s nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit – a private contractor trafficking in violence – very well.

Now, Bloodshot is a shadow of his former self. He lives in self-imposed exile, reeling from the consequences of his past life and the recent events that nearly drove him mad. But when a rash of shootings by gunmen who appear to look just like Bloodshot begin, his guilt will send him on a mission to stop the killers, even if it means diving headlong into the violence that nearly destroyed him.

“I think [Bloodshot's] a really fascinating character; he’s almost a modern Frankenstien,” writer Jeff Lemire told Entertainment Weekly. “This guy whose life was torn apart and he was turned into a monster, really—the most tragic part being whoever he was before this is lost to him now. He may have had a family. Who knows what his life was like? To me, that’s a very tragic kind of thing, and a very easy thing for a writer to hook into and explore.”

THE VALIANT was only the beginning… On April 15th, discover an all-new beginning for the indestructible man-turned-machine at the center of the Valiant Universe as all-star creators Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan unleash a gripping new odyssey of destruction, death, and darkness in BLOODSHOT REBORN #1!

Plus: don’t miss each essential new series from VALIANT NEXT! Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) by superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera, 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, Clay Mann and Butch Guice in March
BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by JUAN DOE (FEB151641)
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN (FEB151642)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (FEB151643)
Cover D by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151644)
Valiant Next Variant by MICO SUAYAN & TOM MULLER (FEB151646)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (FEB151647)
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE (FEB151648)
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151649)
Blank Cover also available (FEB151645)
$3.99 |40 pgs.| T+ | On sale APRIL 15 (FOC – 3/23/15)

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Valiant Previews: QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #2 (of 4) – On Sale February 25th!

QWMD_002_COVERA_HAWTHORNEQUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #2 (of 4)
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by STEVE LIEBER
Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE (DEC141722)
Variant Cover by JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS (DEC141723)
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE (DEC141724)

The fix is in – and award-winning creators James Asmus (Gambit) and Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man) are about to unleash a world of hurt on the world’s worst superhero mis-adventurers!

Quantum and Woody have been hyp-mo-tized! But why? And how did these two chuckleheads suddenly become the heroes and idols of millions? A sinister puppet master lays his cards on the table and activates his Manchurian Candidates. Because when the world’s worst superhero team swoops into action…Quantum and Woody must die!

$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 25 (FOC – 2/2/15)

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DIVINITY #1 – Valiant’s Sold-Out Sci-Fi Epic – Returns to Press with New Printing in March!

DIVINITY_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGValiant is proud to announce that DIVINITY #1 (of 4) – the acclaimed debut issue of the new prestige format VALIANT NEXT limited series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) – has sold out at the distributor level and will return to store shelves on March 18th alongside DIVINITY #2 (of 4) with the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING!

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. Now the rest of the world’s powers must decide for themselves – will the enigmatic DIVINITY offer his hand in friendship or will Earth’s heroes find themselves helpless against the wrath of the divine?

The next must-read series to be released in the “Valiant Prestige” format, each issue of DIVINITY comes complete with deluxe matte-laminate card stock covers, custom-designed end sheets, and exclusive back matter featuring never-before-seen notes and artwork by Matt Kindt – all with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price!

On March 18th, discover the visionary opening chapters of Valiant’s most important new character debut of 2015 in the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING and DIVINITY #2 (of 4)! Start reading here to find out why critics are hailing Matt Kindt and Trevor Harisine’s sci-fi epic as a landmark moment for the Valiant Universe:

“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

“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

“Valiant has been providing fans with some great new books and this is one of them…[DIVINITY #1] is a real success.” – Comic Vine

“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 is a keeper…and keeps reminding comic book fans why they need to dive in to the Valiant Universe.” – Unleash the Fanboy

“Yet another fantastic jumping-on point… If you haven’t dived aboard [Valiant] already, you’re really running out of excuses.” – Big Comic Page

Plus: don’t miss each essential new series from VALIANT NEXT! In the aftermath of THE VALIANT, VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series, starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never-before-seen characters, throughout 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

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DIVINITY #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (DEC148668)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MARCH 18 (FOC – 2/23/15)

DIVINITY #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JAN151649)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JAN151650)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (JAN151651)
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (JAN151652)
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN151653)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MARCH 18 (FOC – 2/23/15)

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First Look: Matt Kindt and Butch Guice Reveal NINJAK: THE LOST FILES, Beginning in NINJAK #1!

NINJAK_001_COVER-A_LAROSANINJAK #1 – the latest smash-hit series from VALIANT NEXT – is the title so epic that 32 pages can’t contain it all!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside NINJAK: THE LOST FILES – an essential second feature from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Butch Guice (Captain America), beginning on March 11th in NINJAK #1!

Clocking in at 40 pages monthly for the standard $3.99 cover price, each issue of NINJAK’s highly anticipated ongoing series features a lead feature by writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clay Mann, PLUS a new chapter of Ninjak’s never-before-revealed origin in NINJAK: THE LOST FILES!

More than just a typical back-up feature, each chapter of NINJAK: THE LOST FILES will be integral to the lead narrative of NINJAK‘s ongoing series. Not only will NINJAK: THE LOST FILES reveal the secrets of Ninjak’s training and origin for the first time in any medium, but also add new depth and dimension to the epic adventures of MI-6’s leading super-spy as he begins the hunt for the Shadow Seven – the clandestine heads of the terrorist Weaponeer organization – in the modern day.

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 tracking the Shadow Seven – a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past.

The past and future of Valiant’s deadliest secret agent collide on March 11th in NINJAK #1 – the first 40-page issue of the latest ongoing series from VALIANT NEXT by all-star creators Matt Kindt, Clay Mann, and Butch Guice!

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NINJAK #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA [JAN151636]
Cover B by CLAY MANN [JAN151637]
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON [JAN151638]
Cover D by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE [JAN151639]
Blank Cover Also Available [JAN151640]
Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER [JAN151641]
Character Design Variant by CLAY MANN [JAN151642]
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA [JAN151643]
$3.99 | 40 pages. | T+ | On sale MARCH 11 (FOC – 2/16/15)

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Valiant Previews: THE VALIANT #3 (of 4) | IVAR, TIMEWALKER #2 | UNITY #15 – On Sale February 18th!

THE-VALIANT_003_COVERA_RIVERATHE VALIANT #3 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (DEC141712)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (DEC141713)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (DEC141714)

As the world teeters on the brink of a new Dark Age, superstar creators Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man), Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT), and Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) recruit each of Valiant’s most formidable heroes into the 10,000-year-old battle for the fate of all mankind!

The entire Valiant Universe faces off against the Immortal Enemy! Can they help Eternal Warrior succeed where he has failed so many times before? Civilization’s best hope against the darkness may lie in the unlikeliest of romances…

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale FEBRUARY 18 (FOC – 1/26/15)

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IVAR_002_COVERA_ALLENIVAR, TIMEWALKER #2 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141715)
Cover B by BRIAN LEVEL (DEC141716)
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (DEC141717)
Variant Cover by RAMON VILLALOBOS (DEC141718)

From the award-winning team that brought you ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry continue a centuries-spanning race against the clock!

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 time stream 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!

$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale 2/18/15 (FOC 1/2/15)

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UNITY_015_COVERA_PEREZUNITY #15 (ALL-NEW ARC! “HOMEFRONT” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141726)
Cover B by JENNY FRISON (DEC141727)
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS (DEC141728)

ALL-NEW ARC! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Harvey Award nominee Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) rebuild the world’s most elite super-team one member at a time!

The United have left Unity decimated – a member lost, a terrible secret revealed, and the entire world turned against them. Not Harada, not Dr. Silk, not even the mighty Armor Hunters left the team as fractured as this! Now, Unity must decide where their place is in this new world and whether they will stand together or fall apart, beginning with the one teammate that might just be the most dangerous of all…the lethal intelligence operative called NINJAK!

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 18 (FOC – 1/26/15

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First Look: DIVINITY #2 – The Sci-Fi Epic from Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine Rebuilds in March!

DIVINITY_002_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICCan the world withstand its first confrontation with a being of god-like proportions?

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of DIVINITY #2 (of 4) – the second epic issue of the new prestige format VALIANT NEXT limited series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis)! On March 18th, the most important Valiant debut of 2015 continues as a newly divine being makes himself known to the world…and forever changes the landscape of the Valiant Universe as we know it. His abilities are unknown… His intentions, unclear… And, now, the people of Earth must brace for what the being only known as DIVINITY plans to do next.

A Soviet cosmonaut – seemingly imbued with the powers of a god – has taken up residence in the Australian Outback. Some think him to be a savior…while others believe he will usher in a new Communist Age… Now the rest of the world’s powers must decide for themselves – will the enigmatic DIVINITY offer his hand in friendship or will Earth’s heroes find themselves helpless against the wrath of the divine?

The visionary sci-fi adventure of the year continues here on March 18th as master storytellers Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine reshape the future of Valiant’s heroes in DIVINITY #2 (of 4)! The next must-read series to be released in the “Valiant Prestige” format, each issue of DIVINITY comes complete with deluxe matte-laminate card stock covers, custom-designed end sheets, and exclusive back matter featuring never-before-seen notes and artwork by Matt Kindt – all with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price!

Plus: don’t miss each essential new series from VALIANT NEXT! In the aftermath of THE VALIANT, VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series, starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never-before-seen characters, throughout 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

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DIVINITY #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JAN151649)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JAN151650)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (JAN151651)
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (JAN151652)
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN151653)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MARCH 18 (FOC – 2/23/15)

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First Look: “DEAD HAND” Activates in X-O MANOWAR #34 – Beginning in March!

XO_034_COVER-A_LAROSAValiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O MANOWAR #34 – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new story arc and brand new jumping-on point for Valiant’s alien armored hero from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, The Flash) and superstar-in-the making Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns)! The X-O Manowar epic of 2015 starts here on March 4th as Aric of Dacia, bearer of the most powerful weapon in existence, takes to the stars for a cosmic showdown with the ultimate doomsday fail-safe…the robot army called DEAD HAND!

Born into battle, Aric of Dacia, the fifth century Visigoth now called X-O Manowar, has never known peace. Abducted and enslaved by the savage alien empire known as The Vine, Aric finally escaped his captors after stealing their ultra-powerful X-O Manowar armor and then returned to Earth…only to find that more than a thousand years had passed in his absence. Stranded in the modern day, the most primitive man on Earth now wields the most powerful weapon in existence as X-O Manowar – one of the Earth’s most formidable new heroes and a member of the international superteam codenamed Unity.

But now…in the far reaches of deep space, the ultimate fail-safe of an extinct alien race has finally counted down to zero…and the robot army called DEAD HAND has been activated. The civilization that built them has fallen…and, now, to combat the doomsday threat that destroyed their world, DEAD HAND will complete the mission that their creators could not. Soulless and brutal, this billion-strong legion is the phantom army of a dead world…and it will cleanse the universe by any means necessary.

This spring, X-O Manowar is all that stands between Earth and the relentless precision of DEAD HAND‘s procession across the galaxy. Separated from his earthly allies and outnumbered a thousand to one, can one man repel a legion of single-minded killing machines and save civilization from the death grip of DEAD HAND?

Find out here on March 4th as the cosmic X-O Manowar event of 2015 begins in X-O MANOWAR #34, part one of DEAD HAND! Featuring standard covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT) with specially manufactured DEAD HAND overlay cover wraps and stunning wraparound alternate covers by Jorge Molina (X-Men), discover the series that Ain’t It Cool News calls “an amazing read each and every issue” here as DEAD HAND delivers the biggest jumping-on point yet for Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard‘s superhero epic!

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X-O MANOWAR #34 (NEW ARC! “DEAD HAND” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN151661)
Cover B by JORGE MOLINA (JAN151662)
1:10 Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS (JAN151663)
1:20 Character Design Variant by JORGE MOLINA (JAN151664)
1:25 Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE (JAN151665)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 3/4/15 (FOC – 2/9/15)

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Valiant Previews: DIVINITY #1 (of 4) | RAI #7 | Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #5 (of 5) – On Sale February 11th!

DIVINITY_001_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICDIVINITY #1 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (DEC141707)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (DEC141708)
Valiant Next Variant by BUTCH GUICE & TOM MULLER (DEC141709)
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC141710)
Artist Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC141711)
Blank Cover also available (NOV148093)

From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) comes a shocking new vision of science fiction in an all-new prestige format limited series.

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?

$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | PRESTIGE FORMAT | On sale FEBRUARY 11

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RAI_007_COVER-A_CRAINRAI #7
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (DEC141729)
Cover B by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141730)
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE (DEC141731)

“Battle for New Japan” explodes with another pulse-pounding chapter by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, Mind MGMT) and featuring fully painted artwork by superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force)!

Romance threatens to destroy a necessary peace between Raddies and robots as Rai builds his army for the final assault on Father! Plus: a glimpse of Earth 4001 and the secret weapon hiding out on the planet’s surface that could be the key to taking back New Japan!

$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 11

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Q2_005_COVER_BRIGHTQ2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #5 (of 5)
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by MD BRIGHT (DEC141732)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (DEC141733)
Throwback Variant by MARC LAMING (DEC141734)

It all ends here! Legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther) and MD Bright (Iron Man) deliver the final chapter for a comic book milestone more than a decade in the making!

Quantum. Woody. The other Quantum has disappeared. The other Woody has been revealed. Heroes, enemies, frenemies, and armies of vicious mercenaries descend on one luxurious ballroom during a black-tie affair…they all want the secret young Woody guards, and nothing will stop them from taking it. As the bullets fly and the champagne flows, can Quantum save the life of his young ward? And just whose side is the slippery Woody finally on…?

$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 11

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