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First Look: 4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1 – Jody Houser, Rafer Roberts & Robert Gill Bring Darkness to the Future in July!

4001-SM_001_COVER-A_FOREMANAs Rai’s rebellion against New Japan rages in the heavens above…a new Shadowman will rise to deliver justice to civilization’s darkest reaches in our world and the next!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside 4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1 – a haunting new adventure bursting from the most ambitious comics event of the year and into an essential, standalone one-shot from rising stars Jody Houser (FAITH) and Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and acclaimed artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)! On July 6th, a blood sacrifice is made, a war looms, and the Deadsids rises…as the mantle of Shadowman passes to one of Earth’s forsaken children in the ravaged world of the 41st century!

In the synapse-shattering world of the future, witness the dawn of the dead’s greatest hero and the fate of a young girl who may be humanity’s only hope! As Rai leads a revolutionary insurrection against the forces of New Japan, the legendary hero called Shadowman returns to fight another day in the year 4001 A.D.!

On July 6th, a shadow looms over “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” as Jody Houser, Rafer Roberts, and Robert Gill reveal the haunting future of the Deadside today! Featuring covers by Travel Foreman (Animal Man), Meghan Hetrick (Joker’s Daughter), and Ryan Lee (Inhuman), jump on board the next self-contained entry-point to Valiant’s blockbuster summer event right here, only in 4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1!

Encompassing the core 4001 A.D. event series, the return of Valiant’s acclaimed RAI ongoing series, and four all-new one-shots revealing the future incarnations of the Valiant Universe’s most iconic heroes, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” is the biggest and most visionary Valiant event to date – and a perfect introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics today.

It all starts in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new, standalone event series following Rai and the 41st century’s most formidable heroes into the fight against New Japan from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artists Clayton Crain (Carnage) and David Mack (Daredevil)!

Then, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes with the return of Rai’s award-winning ongoing series in RAI #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the origin of New Japan and its very first guardian! Discover the essential history behind the dawn of 4001 A.D. here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK) and acclaimed artist CAFU (UNITY) unearth the answers behind Father’s tyrannical rise to power. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And just what is Rai’s true nature…and what happened to his nine earlier predecessors that once patrolled New Japan in his stead? Discover the shocking answers as RAI #13 returns to set the events of 4001 A.D. in motion – and reveals the epic arc of the Valiant Universe’s future history!

Plus: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as a staggering cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the 41st century holds for Valiant’s most iconic heroes in a new series of four indispensable one-shots! Featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and the debut of an all-new, top-secret character with a crucial tie to the present and future of the Valiant Universe, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force here with four new chapters from Valiant’s most acclaimed creators, ripped directly from the pages of 4001 A.D.:

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH); Art by Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)
On Sale Now!

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Coming in June

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Jody Houser (FAITH) & Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
Coming in July

4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER); Art by Tomás Giorello (Conan)
Coming in August

Each chapter of “THE SUMMER OF THE 4001 A.D.” is designed for maximum accessibility and can be read in concert with the core 4001 A.D. series or stand on its own for a centuries-spanning vision of the future.

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4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by JODY HOUSER & RAFER ROBERTS
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by TRAVEL FOREMAN
Cover B by MEGHAN HETRICK
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JULY 6th (FOC – 6/13/16)

4001 A.D. #2 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR162044)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (APR162045)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (APR162046)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (APR162047)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR162048)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162049)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (APR162050)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (APR162051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 1st (FOC–5/9/16)

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RYAN LEE (APR162056)
Cover B by CAFU (APR162057)
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162058)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162059)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JUNE 8th (FOC – 5/16/16)

RAI #14 (“4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK (APR162052)
Cover B by ANDRES GUINALDO (APR162053)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (APR162054)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162055)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 22 (FOC – 5/30/16)

 

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Valiant Previews: DIVINITY II #2 (of 4) | BLOODSHOT REBORN #13 | IMPERIUM #16 – On Sale May 25th!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR161814)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (MAR161815)
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAR161816)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (MAR161817)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (MAR161818)

Russia reigns supreme!

Just a month after the arrival of long-lost cosmonaut Mishka, the former Soviet Union has made an impossible push to become the world’s preeminent superpower. But how? Ninjak has a theory, but it will require going undercover across enemy lines…and maybe some help from Mishka’s old comrade, Abram Adams – the god-like being known as Divinity! But can the motives of a deity among men ever truly be known…and will the return of Divinity’s former teammate rekindle his old allegiances?

The sold-out, award-winning superhero debut that turned the Valiant Universe upside-down steps out of the shadows and onto the global stage here with a new, prestige-format chapter from master storytellers Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine!

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BSRB_013_COVER-A_OLIVERBLOODSHOT REBORN #13
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by BEN OLIVER MAR161829
Cover B by JEFFREY VEREGGE MAR161830
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY MAR161831
Variant Cover by MIKE CHOI MAR161832

“THE ANALOG MAN” slams into a wreckage-strewn showdown that will shatter Bloodshot’s world…or what’s left of it…

Los Angeles. Thirty years later. The new mystery at the center of America’s post-apocalyptic future stands revealed when Bloodshot and Ninjak finally discover the identity of the Man in the White Tower. Who is he? Why does he ruthlessly rule over Los Angeles? And what is his connection to the silent army of X-O Manowar sentries that police this world, the strange Goo-tech that pervades it…and to even Bloodshot himself?

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Descender) and artist extraordinaire Lewis LaRosa (The Punisher) will shock you with the final fire-forged chapter of the eye-popping epic that must be seen to be believed as “THE ANALOG MAN” comes roaring to a close!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 25

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IMPERIUM_016_COVER-A_HENRYIMPERIUM #16
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover A by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR161836)
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD (MAR161837)
Variant Cover by ZACH MONTOYA (MAR161838)

“STORMBREAK” explodes!

Toyo Harada has gone to war to save his vision of world peace from the twin threats of his former protégé Livewire and Major Charlie Palmer’s H.A.R.D. Corps! Amid the chaos, the tables have turned…and now, members of Harada’s own team are angling to knife each other in the back! When the villains trying to save humanity fight their noblest instincts and the heroes who are trying to stop them struggle against their own demons…can anybody win?

And, now, even as the walls of Harada’s IMPERIUM begin to the fall, the seeds of his biggest strike yet are already being sown…

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 25 (FOC – 5/2/16)

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#ValiantSummit 2016: “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” Begins in 2016 with Seven Must-Read New Series Debuts!

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FAITH | GENERATION ZERO | BRITANNIA | BLOODSHOT U.S.A. | SAVAGE |
HARBINGER RENEGADES | DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE

As revealed today during the #ValiantSummit 2016 event live from New York City’s renowned UCB Theatre, Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” – an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents. Beginning in July with the first, much-demanded ongoing series for the breakout hero of the year, FAITH, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez & Marguerite Sauvage in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

“With ‘THE FUTURE OF VALIANT,’ Valiant is entering an ambitious new phase – one that will challenge not only the size and scale of the stories we choose to tell, but even the very notion of what a Valiant comic can be,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “In just a short time, Valiant has established itself as the industry’s best reviewed publisher and a creative force to be reckoned with. Now, with ‘THE FUTURE OF VALIANT,’ we’re taking the mission of creating the best comics possible even further, and expanding with astonishing new concepts, a bold line-up of new characters, and one of the most talented rosters of creative talent working anywhere today.”

“Within the past year alone, Valiant has made unprecedented strides by bringing some of comics’ most celebrated characters to the fore. But DIVINITY and FAITH were just the first salvos,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “In ‘THE FUTURE OF VALIANT,’ we’re about to witness the next great Valiant heroes of tomorrow come roaring out of the gate with GENERATION ZERO, BRITANNIA, and SAVAGE. And we haven’t even revealed the full extent of what’s coming for BLOODSHOT U.S.A. and HARBINGER RENEGADES, let alone the universe of new ideas that is DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE… For new fans or old, this is a phenomenal time to find out why Valiant has succeeded in building the most acclaimed and accessible line of comics on the shelves.”

Rewatch all of “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” announcements on Twitch HERE with an exclusive live stream of today’s #ValiantSummit 2016 event, or find complete details on each series individually below:

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FAITH #1
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover by KEVIN WADA
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING JULY 2016

AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! The high-flying hero that captured the imagination of the world is back with a colossal new comics milestone!

In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and even worse… celebrities, there is only one woman the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and dedicated crime-fighter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence – like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance boyfriend half a world away, and the missing back issues that plague her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, Faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out once and for all! But who is lurking behind the mask of her new foe…and could they just be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless?

Jump on board now to find out why Valiant’s one-of-a-kind hero is inspiring a whole new generation! Be here as FAITH moves from her sold-out mini-series…and into the history-making debut of her first-ever ongoing series!

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GENERATION ZERO #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by STEPHEN MOONEY
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING AUGUST 2016

Because you demanded it! Exploding out of the pages of HARBINGER WARS comes AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES starring GENERATION ZERO from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and blockbuster artist Francis Portela (FAITH)!

If you have a problem… If your parents won’t help… And if your cause is worthy… Log onto network #ZERO…because Generation Zero is listening.

Years ago, the children of the experimental strike team known as Generation Zero were taken from their families by Project Rising Spirit, a private weapons contractor, and raised to be psychic soldiers. After years of taking orders, they have fought for and
won their freedom. Now, the world’s most wanted teenagers have pledged to protect each other tooth and claw, while using their extraordinary abilities to right wrongs for a generation without a future… To fight for kids, just like them.

One of those kids is Keisha Sherman, whose boyfriend just turned up dead after a suspicious car crash in Rook, Michigan – a newly booming tech town that sprang from rags to super-riches seemingly overnight. When Keisha makes a desperate plea into her webcam,
the local high school suddenly finds itself with several unusual new students… But as word of Generation Zero’s presence spreads rapidly through the halls, this volatile band of teenage upstarts is about to discover that they’re far from the most extraordinary thing lurking behind Rook’s stainless-steel facade…

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BRITANNIA #1 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by CARY NORD
PRESTIGE FORMAT LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2016

On the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery…

Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay…

From comics mastermind Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Shade the Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone) comes a psychological journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed – presented in an all-new prestige format limited series!

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BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by KANO
STANDALONE EVENT SERIES | BEGINNING OCTOBER 2016

In Bloodshot we trust!

Project Rising Spirit – America’s greatest exporter of classified weapons technology – has achieved a breakthrough: a contagious, airborne nanite dispersion prototype that can turn the population of any city into an army of indestructible soldiers. A doomsday virus capable of destroying an enemy nation from the inside out. A machine-made pathogen that can completely rewrite human physiology…and hardcode every man, woman, and child with the same cutting-edge technology that created their greatest weapon: Bloodshot.

But now…Project Rising Spirit’s top-secret contagion has been released onto the streets of America’s greatest metropolis: New York City. As mayhem engulfs Manhattan, Bloodshot must lead the most dangerous invasion ever waged on American soil and keep a runaway pandemic from toppling armies and governments…and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

In the tradition of THE VALIANT, the Big Apple turns blood red in pivotal new standalone comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Extraordinary X-Men) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice)!

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HARBINGER RENEGADES #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art & Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING NOVEMBER 2016

Anyone you know could become a psionically powered “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. Your neighbor. Your boss. Your best friend. Your kids.

Six months ago, a secret team of renegade whistleblowers leaked the existence of these extraordinarily dangerous individuals to a stunned world. Today, all across the country, crude, DIY psiot activation attempts have left hundreds brain damaged…or worse. The emergence of a new psiot in a community often leads to riots and mass violence. Gun sales are through the roof.

America is terrified of what could happen next.

With this revolutionary upheaval now in motion, Kris Hathaway, John “Torque” Torkelson, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, and Peter Stanchek are about to discover their calling. Together, the HARBINGER RENEGADES are moving from town to town, building their ranks, and subverting authority one mind at a time…and setting out to prove once and for all that behind their power, there has always been a purpose.

This November, the most fearless superteam in comics is going underground for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Happy!, The Boys)!

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SAVAGE #1 (of 4)
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
PRESTIGE FORMAT LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING NOVEMBER 2016

Fifteen years ago, the world’s most famous soccer star and his former supermodel wife –pregnant with their unborn child – disappeared without a trace. The world believes they are dead… But, in reality, their private jet crash-landed on a mysterious, unknown island ruled by by prehistoric creatures from another time…

This is the story of how they lost their humanity.

This November, acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and explosive artists Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) present a relentless epic of survival in a cold-blooded land ruled by instinct alone as SAVAGE makes his brutal entrance into the Valiant Universe!

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DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
PRESTIGE FORMAT LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING DECEMBER 2016

Earth has a new god. The world you know is gone. Welcome to the Stalinverse, comrade.

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Valiant Previews: RAI #13 (NEW ARC! “4001 A.D.”) | WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #7 (NEW ARC! “LABYRINTH”) | X-O MANOWAR ANNUAL 2016 #1 – On Sale May 18th!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK (MAR161800)
Cover B by ANDRES GUINALDO (MAR161801)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR161802)
Character Design Variant by CAFU (MAR161803)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAR161804)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! THE BATTLE FOR 4001 A.D. CONTINUES HERE!

As 4001 A.D. teeters on the brink, discover the intertwined origins of New Japan’s very first Rai and his creator, Father – the despotic artificial intelligence that would one day threaten us all. And as the truth behind these long-lost beginnings resurfaces, so too will the questions that have eluded mankind for nearly two millennia. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And what happened to the nine previous Rai that once swore allegiance to his empire?

The architect behind the summer’s most anticipated crossover event, Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II), joins forces with all-star artist CAFU (IMPERIUM) to uncover the never-before-told story of New Japan’s rise to power…and reveals just how the Valiant Universe of today became the 4001 A.D. of tomorrow!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 18th

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WRATH_007_COVER-A_ALLENWRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #7 (NEW ARC! “LABYRINTH” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (MAR161809)
Cover B by PERE PEREZ (MAR161810)
Cover C by JUAN JOSE RYP (MAR161811)
Character Design Variant by KHARI EVANS (MAR161812)
Variant Cover by DAVE BULLOCK (MAR161813)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “LABYRINTH” starts now!

Across six millennia, Gilad Anni-Padda – an immortal warrior sworn to forever serve the Earth – has felled zealots and madmen, emperors and tyrants in the course of his duty. But nothing he’s faced yet can prepare him to run the “LABYRINTH” – a miles-long maze of horrors specifically designed to undermine his every strength, enhance his every weakness…and to send him screaming into the darkness of death at every turn. But what kind of brilliant but twisted psyche could have possibly conceived such a monument to terror…and for how many centuries have they plotted to break the mind and body of history’s most formidable soldier?

The answer lies at the heart of the “LABYRINTH” itself…and as Gilad endures a gauntlet of cutting-edge technology and sharpened steel, he’ll soon discover why the merciless figure known only as THE DYING ONE has singled the Eternal Warrior out for the ultimate deathtrap.

He will run. He will suffer. And when his ordeal is ended, the Eternal Warrior’s place in the Valiant Universe will be forever altered as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and visionary artist Raúl Allén (Hawkeye) unleash an all-new epic for Valiant’s immortal master of war!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 18th

 

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with AMY CHU and JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ with ADAM GORHAM, MIKE MCKONE, and J.G. JONES
Cover A by PHIL JIMENEZ (MAR161819)
Cover B by CARMEN CARNERO (MAR161820)
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL (MAR161821)
Variant Cover by JEFF DEKAL (MAR161822)

Join the adventures of Valiant’s flagship hero here with 64-pages of armor-busting action on the front lines of the Valiant Universe in X-O Manowar’s first-ever annual!

2016 is primed and ready to be X-O Manowar’s most pivotal year yet! But before Aric of Dacia can confront the biggest threat Earth has ever faced, he must first reflect on the past…and the outcome of a bloodstained battle on the frontier of the Roman Empire that continues to be felt to this day! Then: X-O Manowar’s sworn enemy, Commander Trill, readies for the war that is to come…by undergoing a life-threatening trial-by-fire that will test every ounce of his intellect and fury. Plus: Col. Jamie Capshaw must singlehandedly defend G.A.T.E from a menace nobody expected… and the Armorines begin an all-new mission at the heart of X-O Manowar’s world!

The life and times of the unstoppable X-O Manowar loom large as series mastermind Robert Venditti leads an all-star cast of Valiant’s greatest talents – including Amy Chu (Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death), Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), Jody Houser (FAITH), Mike McKone (Teen Titans), Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and more – into a 64-page epic too gargantuan for a single issue!

$5.99 | 64 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 18th (FOC – 4/25/16)

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Lettered Preview Debut: 4001 A.D. #2 – The Summer’s Biggest Comics Event Rockets Onward in June!

4001_002_COVER-A_CRAINOn June 1st, the most ambitious comics event of 2016 brings war to the 41st century – with Rai leading the charge!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of 4001 A.D. #2 (of 4) – the next continent-shaking chapter of Valiant’s blockbuster summer event from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II, Dept. H), and blockbuster artist Clayton Crain (Carnage)! On June 1st, Rai and his new band of allies push their insurrection against Father — the despotic A.I. that governs New Japan — to its punishing next level level with a full-frontal assault on the nation he once swore to protect!

Rai is smashing headfirst into New Japan with his team of hardened rebels including the Eternal Warrior and a giant X-O Manowar mech-armor that’s been dormant for centuries! But when Father transforms New Japan into an impenetrable space dragon as a defense of last resort, what hopes will the united heroes of 4001 A.D. have of freeing the citizens of New Japan from Father’s brutal reign? Will Rai have to destroy New Japan…to save it?

Jump on board here to find out why – in this millennium and the next – 4001 A.D. is reigning supreme as the most acclaimed comic book event of the year:

You need to pick up 4001 A.D… This is mind-boggling science fiction… [and] new readers will be sucked in to this insane orbit all the same. Give this one a shot, you’ll be thankful you did.” – Nerdist

✮✮✮✮✮… A stunning sci-fi epic… Valiant Entertainment does a wonderful job of telling profound yet personal stories, and this series is an ideal example. Highly recommended!” – Major Spoilers

✮✮✮✮✮… 4001 A.D. #1 is as smart as it is stunning… Gorgeous depictions and an exciting story make this book a sure winner.” – All-Comic

✮✮✮✮½… Gorgeous… The action is fierce, the science fiction fun, and the art spectacular.” – AiPT!

✮✮✮✮… One of Valiant Entertainment’s biggest stories to date… [4001 A.D.] offers an epic entry point into an universe that is quickly and confidently holding its own…” –Newsarama

✮✮✮✮… The action here is breathtaking… It’s simply fun, superhero event storytelling.” – IGN

✮✮✮✮… An explosive debut that builds on an existing premise and then doubles down for an especially strong introduction to Valiant’s latest event.” – Comic Book Resources

✮✮✮✮… One of the most new-reader friendly beginnings to a big event book.” – Multiversity Comics

On June 1st, Valiant’s searing vision of the future takes its next epic step forward as Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain take Rai’s fight against Father to the stars for the fate of the Earth! The war for the 41st century cuts deep with a cosmic clash of steel on steel, right here in 4001 A.D. #2 — featuring covers by Clayton Crain (X-Force), Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Philip Tan (Green Lantern), Ryan Lee (Inhuman), and Ryan Sook (Wednesday Comics)!

Encompassing the core 4001 A.D. event series, the return of Valiant’s acclaimed RAI ongoing series, and four all-new one-shots revealing the future incarnations of the Valiant Universe’s most iconic heroes, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” is the biggest and most visionary Valiant event to date – and a perfect introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics today.

It all starts in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new, standalone event series following Rai and the 41st century’s most formidable heroes into the fight against New Japan from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artists Clayton Crain (Carnage) and David Mack (Daredevil)!

Then, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes with the return of Rai’s award-winning ongoing series in RAI #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the origin of New Japan and its very first guardian! Discover the essential history behind the dawn of 4001 A.D. here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK) and acclaimed artist CAFU (UNITY) unearth the answers behind Father’s tyrannical rise to power. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And just what is Rai’s true nature…and what happened to his nine earlier predecessors that once patrolled New Japan in his stead? Discover the shocking answers as RAI #13 returns to set the events of 4001 A.D. in motion – and reveals the epic arc of the Valiant Universe’s future history!

Plus: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as a staggering cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the 41st century holds for Valiant’s most iconic heroes in a new series of four indispensable one-shots! Featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and the debut of an all-new, top-secret character with a crucial tie to the present and future of the Valiant Universe, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force here with four new chapters from Valiant’s most acclaimed creators, ripped directly from the pages of 4001 A.D.:

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH); Art by Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)
Coming in May

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Coming in June

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Jody Houser (FAITH) & Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
Coming in July

4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER); Art by Tomás Giorello (Conan)
Coming in August

Each chapter of “THE SUMMER OF THE 4001 A.D.” is designed for maximum accessibility and can be read in concert with the core 4001 A.D. series or stand on its own for a centuries-spanning vision of the future.

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4001 A.D. #2 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR162044)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (APR162045)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (APR162046)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (APR162047)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR162048)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162049)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (APR162050)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (APR162051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 1st (FOC–5/9/16)

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RYAN LEE (APR162056)
Cover B by CAFU (APR162057)
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162058)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162059)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JUNE 8th (FOC – 5/16/16)

RAI #14 (“4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK (APR162052)
Cover B by ANDRES GUINALDO (APR162053)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (APR162054)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162055)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 22 (FOC – 5/30/16)

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Valiant Unveils 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 – The Top-Secret New Character Debut of 2016 Braces for Impact in August!

4001-WARMOTHER_001_COVER-A_MACKThis August, witness the battle-scarred debut of Valiant’s top-secret new hero! As the war for 4001 A.D. rages, the year’s can’t-miss first appearance starts here in an all-new standalone adventure!

As revealed at Gizmodo/io9, Valiant is proud to unveil 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 – the previously classified, self-contained one-shot launching a major new character into the future of the Valiant Universe on August 3rd! Out of the ashes of the summer’s most ambitious crossover event, join New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and spectacular rising star Tomás Giorello (Conan) for a comics milestone two millennia in the making when War Mother steps out of a highly speculated-upon cameo in last summer’s best-selling BOOK OF DEATH…and into her armor-piercing full-length debut!

“Much like DIVINITY or GENERATION ZERO before her, War Mother represents a phenomenal new addition to Valiant’s formidable roster of comics icons,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Against the backdrop of the 4001 A.D. event, Fred Van Lente and Tom Giorello are zooming out to reveal a personal, yet incredibly action-packed story of what life looks like on the fringes of Earth two thousand years from today – and, via War Mother’s staggering debut, opening up a entirely new frontier for storytelling in the Valiant Universe. War Mother isn’t just a new character, she’s Valiant’s next great heavy hitter.”

In the 41st century, much of the planet has been reduced to a barren wasteland. New Japan orbits the Earth as a floating oasis that towers over the ashes of the old world. The survivors of this desolate new age, robbed of the planet’s once-lush natural resources, must endure great hardships to survive. Amidst the devastation, one outpost of scientific knowledge has thrived by adhering to a strict code of isolation. But even the denizens of this walled city must venture out into the wasteland to gather supplies from the remnants of what was. This task is designated to one and one alone: War Mother.

But all is not peaceful, even in New Japan. When the space-faring empire begins jettisoning city-sized sectors to Earth during the onset of a civil war, War Mother is called upon with a new mission: mega-salvage! Armed with a newly born sentient sniper rifle, War Mother is a one-woman army bent on sacking the crash-landed sector’s technology-laden debris for anything of value to her tribe. But, as calm turns to chaos, Sector 8146 will reveal a telling secret about Earth’s true order that will collide War Mother against her community, her code, and her calling…and bring destruction down upon one of humanity’s last surviving outposts of order.

“Ana is the one-woman Marine Corps for a group of settlers called The Grove – they live in the remnants of a biomaterials facility on what used to be the border between Colombia and Brazil,” writer Fred Van Lente told Gizmodo. “They’re a completely self-contained society, able to grow not just food and building materials, but a lot of their technology as well. What they can’t grow, Ana has to go out and get — from the surrounding ruins of the society they call ‘Back-in-the-Day,’ from the jungles … and, per the 4001 A.D. event, whole sectors of New Japan that are falling to Earth.”

Featuring covers by David Mack (Daredevil), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (DIVINITY), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark), and Ryan Lee (Inhuman), “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force when acclaimed creators Fred Van Lente and Tomas Giorello take aim at the biggest comics event of the summer on August 3rd for 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1! In the tradition of DIVINITY, don’t miss a major milestone in the making as Valiant’s next great hero steps out of the shadows and into the 41st century’s most daring adventure, only in 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1!

Encompassing the core 4001 A.D. event series, the return of Valiant’s acclaimed RAI ongoing series, and four all-new one-shots revealing the future incarnations of the Valiant Universe’s most iconic heroes, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” is the biggest and most visionary Valiant event to date – and a perfect introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics today.

It all starts this week in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new, standalone event series following Rai and the 41st century’s most formidable heroes into the fight against New Japan from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artists Clayton Crain (Carnage) and David Mack (Daredevil)!

Then, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes with the return of Rai’s award-winning ongoing series in RAI #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the origin of New Japan and its very first guardian! Discover the essential history behind the dawn of 4001 A.D. here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK) and acclaimed artist CAFU (UNITY) unearth the answers behind Father’s tyrannical rise to power. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And just what is Rai’s true nature…and what happened to his nine earlier predecessors that once patrolled New Japan in his stead? Discover the shocking answers as RAI #13 returns to set the events of 4001 A.D. in motion – and reveals the epic arc of the Valiant Universe’s future history!

Plus: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as a staggering cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the 41st century holds for Valiant’s most iconic heroes in a new series of four indispensable one-shots! Featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and the debut of an all-new, top-secret character with a crucial tie to the present and future of the Valiant Universe, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force here with four new chapters from Valiant’s most acclaimed creators, ripped directly from the pages of 4001 A.D.:

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH); Art by Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)
Coming in May

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Coming in June

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Jody Houser (FAITH) & Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
Coming in July

4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER); Art by Tomás Giorello (Conan)
Coming in August

Each chapter of “THE SUMMER OF THE 4001 A.D.” is designed for maximum accessibility and can be read in concert with the core 4001 A.D. series or stand on its own for a centuries-spanning vision of the future.

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4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover A by DAVID MACK
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover C by CARY NORD
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | Coming in August!

 

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Valiant Previews: VALIANT: 4001 A.D. FCBD SPECIAL – In Stores May 7th! | 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1 | A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #3 | NINJAK #15 – On Sale May 11th!

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Written by MATT KINDT, JODY HOUSER, JEFF LEMIRE and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, TREVOR HAIRSINE, DAVID LAFUENTE, FRANCIS PORTELA, PERE PEREZ, MICO SUAYAN and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JAN160011)

Valiant is taking Free Comic Book Day 2016 by storm with the VALIANT: 4001 A.D. FCBD SPECIAL – a Gold-level offering bursting with 40 pages of can’t-miss tales from this year’s biggest titles!

Beginning with an all-new, never-before-seen prelude to Valiant’s blockbuster event, 4001 A.D., the most exciting Free Comic Book Day title of the summer continues with future-facing glimpses of DIVINITY II and A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, plus an all-new slate of top-secret teasers and an excerpt from the series that has everyone talking – the one and only FAITH!

Find out why Valiant is one the hottest publishers of the year with a star-studded cast of content, only in the VALIANT: 4001 A.D. FCBD SPECIAL – available in participating comic shops on Saturday, May 7th!

FREE | 40 pgs. | T+ | Available MAY 7

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CAFU (MAR161805)
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ (MAR161806)
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT (MAR161807)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAR161808)

ROCKETING OUT OF THE PAGES OF 4001 A.D…the present and future of Valiant’s #1 hero come together for an essential standalone chapter at the heart of the summer’s blockbuster comics event!

How did the rise of Earth’s most powerful hero lead to humanity’s ultimate destruction? Just what was the War of the X-O Manowars…and how did its catastrophic fallout bring ruination and despair to a besieged planet? And why is the sacred extraterrestrial armor called Shanhara the one weapon Father fears more than any other?

The answers to the pivotal questions behind Valiant’s planet-shaking summer event arrive here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and acclaimed artist Clayton Henry (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) blast two thousand years into the future of the Valiant Universe to reveal the never-before-told history of New Japan’s dominion over Earth…and the doomed role that the X-O Manowar armor was forever fated to play in the coming war for liberation!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale MAY 11

 

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Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (MAR161823)
Cover B by KANO (MAR161824)
Cover C by MONICA GALLAGHER (MAR161825)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (MAR161826)
Variant Cover by BEN OLIVER (MAR161827)
B&W Sketch Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE (MAR161828)

Archer and Armstrong and Mary-Maria versus Bacchus —a dude who thinks he’s the god of wine!

At last…Bacchus’ diabolical plan stands revealed: get Archer and Armstrong drunk! Too bad one is an immortal with a liver of steel and the other is a bit of a lightweight.That can only mean one thing: Mary-Maria to the rescue! But can she and Armstrong put aside their differences in time to hold Archer’s hair back? Or is he about to ruin the expensive interior of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel?!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 11

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art DIEGO BERNARD and KHOI PHAM
Cover A by MIKE CHOI (MAR161833)
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD (MAR161834)
Variant Cover by THONY SILAS (MAR161835)

“THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE” – PART 2!

Roku and the remnants of Weaponeer have destroyed Colin King’s home, his identity and his very life. But they made one mistake – they didn’t kill Ninjak when they had the chance!

Ninjak’s darkest hour is nigh as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and red-hot artist Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) continue the most pivotal turning point yet in the deadly life of MI-6’s most elite intelligence operative, only in “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE”!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 11 (FOC – 4/18/16)

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First Look: Comics Legend Ryan Sook Covers Valiant’s Blockbuster Event with 4001 A.D. Interlocking Artist Variants!

4001_INTERLOCKING-ARTIST-FINAL_SOOKConnecting Each Chapter of this Year’s Blockbuster Series, Valiant’s Greatest Heroes and Villains Converge in an Epic Tapestry Spanning Across All Four Issues of 4001 A.D.!

Valiant is proud to present your first look at the 4001 A.D. INTERLOCKING ARTIST VARIANTS – an epic new series of covers by superstar artist Ryan Sook (Wednesday Comics, Seven Soldiers: Zatanna) uniting all four issues of the year’s most ambitious comics event! Extending across 4001 A.D. #1-#4 (of 4) by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and blockbuster artist Clayton Crain (Carnage), see Rai and the future heroes of the Valiant Universe assembled here with a breath-taking, widescreen vision of the 41st century’s star-crossed battle against Father and the forces of New Japan!

It all starts here on May 4th in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new, standalone event series following Rai and the 41st century’s most formidable heroes into the fight against New Japan from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artists Clayton Crain and David Mack (Daredevil)!

One hundred years from today, Father – the benevolent artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan – will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic action by launching Japan into space…where its people can thrive in isolation, away from the overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries, as New Japan orbits our increasingly unstable world, it will become a model society – one built on peace, prosperity…and Father’s control.

A thousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn to protect it from all enemies. For hundreds of years into the future, the Rai will single-handedly enforce New Japan’s justice well…and serve Father without question.

Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about to inherit the dark truth behind the origin of his kind…and discover the sinister secret at the heart of Father’s existence. For New Japan to live, Earth must die…and as Rai challenges his former master for the first time in more than a millennium, the lone guardian of New Japan will be cast out of his own Father’s kingdom…

Exiled from the only realm he’s ever known, Rai now walks the ravaged world of 4001 A.D. in search of forgotten heroes like himself…on a mission to collect the last surviving legends of a broken planet…and to forge a rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced civilization in history crashing back down to Earth.

Then, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes outward with the return of Rai’s award-winning ongoing series in RAI #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the origin of New Japan and its very first guardian! Discover the essential history behind the dawn of 4001 A.D. here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK) and acclaimed artist CAFU (UNITY) unearth the answers behind Father’s tyrannical rise to power. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And just what is Rai’s true nature…and what happened to his nine earlier predecessors that once patrolled New Japan in his stead? Discover the shocking answers as RAI #13 returns to set the events of 4001 A.D. in motion – and reveals the epic arc of the Valiant Universe’s future history!

Plus: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as a staggering cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the 41st century holds for Valiant’s most iconic heroes in a new series of four indispensable one-shots! Featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and the debut of an all-new, top-secret character with a crucial tie to the present and future of the Valiant Universe, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force here with four new chapters from Valiant’s most acclaimed creators, ripped directly from the pages of 4001 A.D.:

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH); Art by Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)
Coming in May

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Coming in June

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Jody Houser (FAITH) & Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
Coming in July

4001 A.D.: [CLASSIFIED] #1
Written by [CLASSIFIED]; Art by [CLASSIFIED]
Coming in August

Each chapter of “THE SUMMER OF THE 4001 A.D.” is designed for maximum accessibility and can be read in concert with the core 4001 A.D. series or stand on its own for a centuries-spanning vision of the future.

Earth must rise. Father must fall. Rai! Eternal Warrior! X-O Manowar! Bloodshot! Shadowman! Geomancer! And more! The war for the ultimate fate of humanity begins on May 4th in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) by superstar creators Matt Kindt, Clayton Crain, and David Mack – and continues all summer long as “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes onto all four installments of the 4001 A.D. INTERLOCKING ARTIST VARIANT by legendary artist Ryan Sook!

Contact your local comic shop to reserve your copies today!

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Valiant Previews: 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – On Sale May 4th!

4001_001_COVER-A_CRAIN4001 A.D. #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN and DAVID MACK
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAR161791)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (MAR161792)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (MAR161793)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR161794)
Character Design Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAR161796)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAR161797)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (MAR161798)
Interlocking B&W Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (MAR161799)
Blank Cover Also Available (MAR161795)

In the tradition of BOOK OF DEATH, ARMOR HUNTERS, and HARBINGER WARS, Valiant’s most ambitious crossover event yet starts here! At the dawn of the 41st century, the future of Earth will be decided in the stars. This May…the rebellion begins in 4001 A.D.!

One hundred years from today, Father – the benevolent artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan – will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic action by launching Japan into space…where its people will thrive in isolation, away from the overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries, as New Japan orbits our increasingly unstable world, it will become a model society – one built on peace, prosperity… and Father’s control.

A thousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn to protect it from all enemies. For hundreds of years into the future, the Rai will single-handedly enforce New Japan’s justice well…and serve Father without question.

Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about to inherit the dark truth behind the origin of his kind…and discover the sinister secret at the heart of Father’s existence. For New Japan to live, Earth must die…and as Rai challenges his former master for the first time in more than a millennium, the lone guardian of New Japan will be cast out of his own Father’s kingdom…

Exiled from the only realm he’s ever known, Rai now walks the ravaged world of 4001 A.D. in search of forgotten heroes like himself… on a mission to collect the last surviving legends of a broken planet…and to forge a rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced civilization in history crashing back down to Earth.

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 4

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First Look: X-O MANOWAR #47 – The Countdown to the Biggest Comics Milestone of 2016 Begins in June with Venditti, Bennett, and De La Torre!

XO_047_COVER-A_KANOValiant is proud to present the first look inside X-O MANOWAR #47 – the FIRST ISSUE of “LONG LIVE THE KING,” a striking cosmic showdown beginning on June 29th from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and explosive artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil)! Before September’s massive X-O MANOWAR #50 milestone shakes the foundations of the Valiant Universe, jump on board one of the most acclaimed superhero sagas of the modern era here as X-O MANOWAR #47 begins the march towards 2016′s world-shaking finale…and marks the beginning of an all-new era for the future of Valiant’s most powerful hero!

Plus: In celebration of X-O Manowar’s landmark 56-issue run, Valiant is proud to present the X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY – also beginning in X-O MANOWAR #47! For no extra cost, each issue of the massive “LONG LIVE THE KING” epic will be bagged with one of 50 exclusive, 4-by-6 inch “micro-prints” featuring the one and only X-O Manowar as realized by a sensational cast of comics’ biggest talents – or original, hand-drawn original artwork randomly inserted in each issue! The X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY will continue all summer long across all issues of “LONG LIVE THE KING” – including September’s oversized, blockbuster issue #50 finale!

Born into battle, Aric of Dacia – heir to the throne of the Visigoth Empire – never knew peace. Raised under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire in fifth-century Europe, Aric’s entire existence was spent fighting a never-ending insurgency against history’s most brutal empire…until a far more terrifying enemy revealed itself and changed his destiny forever.

Abducted by a brutal race of extraterrestrials known as the Vine, Aric was forced into slavery on an alien world. Torn from family, his people, and his nation, he spent years plotting his escape…until the day came that he was able to seize a weapon of incalculable destruction – a sentient suit of alien armor – and become X-O Manowar!

Returning to Earth only to find that 1,600 years have passed during his journey across the stars, the world’s most primitive man now wields the universe’s most powerful weapon. Working in concert with Earth’s governments and other super-powered heroes like himself, Aric has defended the planet, brokered peace amongst the powerful, and even rebuilt his kingdom from the ashes of history.

But now he faces a unthinkable new foe far more terrible than any that have come before… They are The Torment – and their name means death. Thought to be a legend by the Vine, they have now become Earth’s violent reality. As old as the universe itself, they have traveled for eons to reach us…in search of Aric of Dacia and the unstoppable X-O Manowar armor. Can Aric challenge a seemingly omnipotent threat with motives beyond the comprehension of mortal men? Will the armor truly be our world’s salvation, just as the Vine’s myths foretold? And is this the beginning of the end for X-O Manowar – or the beginning of something even bigger?

The road to the greatest Valiant milestone of all time starts here as Robert Venditti, Joe Bennett, and Roberto de la Torre begin “LONG LIVE THE KING” on June 29th in X-O MANOWAR #47 – featuring an awe-spring slate of covers from Kano (Swamp Thing), Phil Jimenez (Amazing Spider-Man), Khoi Pham (Mighty Avengers), Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Rafa Sandoval (X-O MANOWAR), David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), and Jeff Lemire (Trillium)!

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X-O MANOWAR #47 (NEW ARC! “LONG LIVE THE KING” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover A by KANO (APR162037)
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ (APR162038)
Cover C by KHOI PHAM (APR162039)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (APR162040)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (APR162041)
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE(APR162042)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (APR162043)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 29th (FOC – 6/6/16)

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