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First Look: Jeff Lemire & Mico Suayan Drop Deathmate into BLOODSHOT ISLAND for BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 – Coming in June!

This June…no one escapes “BLOODSHOT ISLAND” unscathed as BLOODSHOT REBORN enters the most thrilling firefight of the summer!

BSRB_014_COVER-A_GIORELLOValiant is proud to present an advance preview of BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 – the FIRST ISSUE of “BLOODSHOT ISLAND” by New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Old Man Logan, Descender) and Valiant-exclusive superstar Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN)! On June 29th, Valiant’s nanite-enhanced commando is dropping into a scorching trial by fire and ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT on a mysterious island where nothing is what it seems…and, every day, five generations of Bloodshots from across the ages live and die and live again as they fight the maleficent killing machine called Deathmate for survival!

Live. Die. Rejuvenate. Each day, Bloodshot and his fellow castaways from Project Rising Spirit awake to find themselves hunted by the unstoppable engine of destruction called Deathmate. And each day, they die…only to begin their escape once more after the nano-technology inside them repairs their fatal injuries. As Bloodshot and his new teammates begin to understand the brutal logic behind their island prison, will the biggest threat to their survival be the horrors that await in the jungle around them…or each other?

On June 29th, terror comes ashore as the chart-topping BLOODSHOT REBORN launch team of Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan reunite…and send Ray Garrison screaming into AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT engineered for maximum damage! Doom, deception, and Deathmate await when “BLOODSHOT ISLAND” begins its hair-raising run through the jungle, only in BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 – featuring covers by a murderer’s row of comics talents, including Tomas Giorello (Conan), Ben Oliver (The Multiversity), Kano (Swamp Thing), Stephen Segovia (Superman), Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS), Darick Robertson (The Boys), and Jeff Lemire (Trillium)!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 (“BLOODSHOT ISLAND” – PART 1)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover A by TOMAS GIORELLO (APR162027)
Cover B by BEN OLIVER (APR162028)
Cover C by KANO (APR162029)
Cover D by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (APR162030)
Valiant x CGC Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (APR162031)
Interlocking Variant by RYAN BODENHEIM (APR162032)
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON (APR162033)
B&W Sketch Variant by TOMAS GIORELLO (APR162034)
Valiant Linewide Variant by JEFF LEMIRE (APR162035)

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WonderCon 2016: The Countdown to X-O MANOWAR #50 Begins in June!

XO_050_TEASER_FINAL-SUAYANValiant’s Flagship Series Celebrates the March Toward 2016’s Biggest Finale with X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY – Featuring Exclusive Micro-Prints or Original Artwork Bagged in Each Issue!

Valiant is proud to announce a series of staggering plans marching toward September’s upcoming X–O MANOWAR #50 – a massive comics milestone that will conclude the epic, historic run of New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti on Valiant’s flagship series.

The countdown to X-O MANOWAR #50 begins with “LONG LIVE THE KING” – a striking cosmic showdown beginning this June in X-O MANOWAR #47 by Venditti and acclaimed artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil) that will bring Venditti’s award-winning and critically lauded superhero saga to a world-shaking finale…and mark the beginning of an all-new era for the future of Valiant’s most powerful hero!

“Robert Venditti’s run on X-O MANOWAR is one of the finest in Valiant’s storied history,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “From his very first issue with artist Cary Nord through PLANET DEATH, UNITY, ARMOR HUNTERS and beyond, Rob’s work on X-O MANOWAR helped cement Valiant as one of the leading publishers in comics today and his contributions to the fabric of the Valiant Universe will continue to resonate for decades to come. But he won’t be leaving X-O MANOWAR quietly. What we have in store for X-O MANOWAR’s grand finale as we head toward issue #50 might just be Valiant’s most audacious turn to date. As Valiant prepares to celebrate X-O Manowar’s 25th anniversary in 2017, ‘LONG THE LIVE THE KING’ will be a colossal turning point for the character…and foreshadow even bigger changes yet to come in the future.”

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 wad 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 march toward the greatest Valiant milestone of all time starts here as Robert Venditti, Joe Bennett, and Roberto de la Torre begin “LONG LIVE THE KING” this June in X-O MANOWAR #47 – featuring covers by 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)!

Plus: In celebration of X-O Manowar’s landmark issue #50 finale, Valiant is proud to reveal the X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY – also beginning in June’s X-O MANOWAR #47! For no extra cost, each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING” will come 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 full-blown, beautifully rendered 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 the oversized, blockbuster issue #50 finale!

“X-O MANOWAR isn’t just the story of Aric of Dacia’s odyssey across time and space. It’s also the story of Valiant’s reemergence as the premier storytelling company in comics today, and Robert Venditti has been an integral member of the creative vanguard behind that success since day one,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Over the course of 56 issues, we’ve cemented X-O MANOWAR to his rightful place in the pantheon of comics’ greatest heroes and X-O MANOWAR #50 is the ultimate celebration of that achievement. To officiate it, we’ve set out to invest an unrivaled amount of energy and attention into X-O MANOWAR’s final four issues and to formally recognize this as the culmination of one of the greatest, most nuanced character arcs in the history of modern comics. Now, as we march toward issue #50, we’re preparing even greater surprises for X-O MANOWAR’s future – including the anniversary cover to end all anniversary covers. X-O MANOWAR #50 will be a milestone accomplishment in every sense of the term.”

The countdown to X-O MANOWAR #50 represents the epic culmination of Robert Venditti’s unmatched, 56-issue tenure on Valiant’s leading character. Since the release of X-O MANOWAR #1 in 2012, Venditti’s work on the series – alongside a star-studded line-up of artists including Cary Nord, Lee Garbett, Trevor Hairsine, Diego Bernard, Robert Gill, and many more – has gone on to the become the single longest consecutive run from any creator in Valiant’s history, as well as one of the longest consecutive runs on a single series from any creator in the industry today.

In the wake of the series’ final issue in X–O MANOWAR #50, Venditti will continue to contribute to Valiant’s award-winning publishing line with WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR and other as-yet undisclosed projects.

Look for many more details on X-O MANOWAR #50 and the X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY to be announced in the immediate future.

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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
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ
Cover C by KHOI PHAM
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 29

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Valiant Previews: FAITH #2 (of 4) | BLOODSHOT REBORN #11 | BLOODSHOT REBORN: THE ANALOG MAN – DIRECTOR’S CUT #1 – On Sale February 24th!

FAITH_002_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICFAITH #2 (of 4)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (DEC151654)
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (DEC151655)
Cover C by FRANCIS PORTELA (DEC151656)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER (DEC151657)

The most talked-about new book of 2016 is just getting started!

Just as she uncovers a conspiracy in the Hollywood Hills that threatens the lives of her fellow psiots and new friends alike, Faith must also deal with the return of her ex-boyfriend and one-time teammate Torque…and a volatile new alien threat that nobody saw coming!

Be here as all-star creators Jody Houser (Orphan Black), Francis Portela (Green Lantern), and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) continue the groundbreaking, first-ever solo series for the Valiant Universe’s most extraordinary hero…the high-flying Faith!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 24

 

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BSRB_011_COVER-A_SOOKBLOODSHOT REBORN #11 (“THE ANALOG MAN” – PART 2)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by RYAN SOOK (DEC151648)
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY (DEC151649)
Cover C by JEFFREY VEREGGE (DEC151650)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (DEC151651)
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL (DEC151652)

Thirty years from today…“THE ANALOG MAN” goes to war with Ninjak!

Far into a post-apocalyptic future, Los Angeles has descended into chaos. Even the remaining heroes of the Valiant Universe can’t stand against the G.A.T.E. super-tech that dominates the wastelands. As Bloodshot and Magic emerge with a small group of survivors in tow, an unexpected ally from the past shows up, seeking help, forcing Bloodshot to either turn his back on his friend…or his family!

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and artist extraordinaire Lewis LaRosa (The Punisher) bring down the hammer on a metal-tearing vision of the future that must be seen to be believed right here in the second scorching chapter of “THE ANALOG MAN”!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale FEBRUARY 24

 

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BLOODSHOT REBORN: THE ANALOG MAN – DIRECTOR’S CUT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art & Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC151653)

Witness two master creators at the height of their powers as THE ANALOG MAN returns…in bare-knuckled black and white!

For the first time ever, go behind the scenes and discover the unexpurgated glory of Jeff Lemire and Lewis LaRosa’s post-apocalyptic joyride through the future-shocked badlands of the Valiant Universe with a special 48-page “director’s cut” of BLOODSHOT REBORN #10, showcasing LaRosa’s raw, hyper-detailed pencil-and-ink artwork and Lemire’s complete script!

Stripped down to pencils and letters alone, you’ve never seen Bloodshot like this before as the must-read storyline of the New Year circles back for an encore presentation of THE ANALOG MAN’s gasoline-soaked first chapter!

$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 24

 

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Meet Archer in…A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – Coming in March!

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On March 16th, go “IN THE BAG” with Archer in…

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161737)
Cover B by KANO (JAN161738)
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JAN161739)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161740)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JAN161742)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161743)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161744)
Blank Cover also available (JAN161741)

GET SMASHED…OR BE SMASHED! Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo are going “IN THE BAG” for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente!

Meet Armstrong: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

Meet Archer: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners.

Now: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)

Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16th (FOC – 2/22/16)

Teaser Artwork by David Lafuente with Ryan Winn and Brian Reber


Meet Armstrong in…A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – Coming in March!

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161737)
Cover B by KANO (JAN161738)
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JAN161739)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161740)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JAN161742)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161743)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161744)
Blank Cover also available (JAN161741)

GET SMASHED…OR BE SMASHED! Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo are going “IN THE BAG” for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente!

Meet Armstrong: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

Meet Archer: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners.

Now: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)

Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16th (FOC – 2/22/16)

Teaser Artwork by David Lafuente with Ryan Winn and Brian Reber


Meet Mary-Maria in…A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – Coming in March!

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On March 16th, go “IN THE BAG” with Mary-Maria in…

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161737)
Cover B by KANO (JAN161738)
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JAN161739)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161740)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JAN161742)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161743)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161744)
Blank Cover also available (JAN161741)

GET SMASHED…OR BE SMASHED! Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo are going “IN THE BAG” for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente!

Meet Armstrong: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

Meet Archer: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners.

Now: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)

Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16th (FOC – 2/22/16)

Teaser Artwork by David Lafuente with Ryan Winn and Brian Reber


Meet Davey the Mackerel in…A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – Coming in March!

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On March 16th, go “IN THE BAG” with Davey in…

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 Written by RAFER ROBERTS Art by DAVID LAFUENTE Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161737) Cover B by KANO (JAN161738) Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JAN161739) Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161740) Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JAN161742) Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161743) B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161744) Blank Cover also available (JAN161741)

GET SMASHED…OR BE SMASHED! Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo are going “IN THE BAG” for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente!

Meet Armstrong: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

Meet Archer: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners.

Now: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)

Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16th (FOC – 2/22/16)

Teaser Artwork by David Lafuente with Ryan Winn and Brian Reber


Meet Bacchus in…A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – Coming in March!

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On March 16th, go “IN THE BAG” with Bacchus in…

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161737)
Cover B by KANO (JAN161738)
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JAN161739)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161740)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JAN161742)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161743)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161744)
Blank Cover also available (JAN161741)

GET SMASHED…OR BE SMASHED! Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo are going “IN THE BAG” for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente!

Meet Armstrong: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

Meet Archer: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners.

Now: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)

Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16th (FOC – 2/22/16)

Teaser Artwork by David Lafuente with Ryan Winn and Brian Reber

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblrInstagram, and at ValiantUniverse.com.


VALIANT: 4001 A.D. FCBD SPECIAL Grows to 40 Pages with DIVINITY II, A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG and Extra-Added FAITH!

VALIANT_FCBD-2016_4001 AD_COVER_CRAINValiant’s biggest Free Comic Book Day release ever is about to get even bigger!

Valiant is proud to announce that the publisher’s Gold-level offering for Free Comic Book Day 2016 – the VALIANT: 4001 A.D. FCBD SPECIAL – is growing in size to an unprecedented 40 pages! 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 a newly added excerpt from the series that has everyone talking – the one and only FAITH!

“Between FAITH, A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, DIVINITY II, and 4001 A.D., 2016 is quickly shaping into a banner year for Valiant. Free Comic Book Day is the perfect opportunity for new fans to find out why now is the perfect time to jump into the most critically acclaimed publisher in comics today,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Whether you’ve come to Valiant through the national spotlight surrounding FAITH, or have been with us since the beginning, this year’s Free Comic Book Day release is going to give everyone a good reason to get excited about what the future holds.”

First, the most ambitious crossover event of the summer begins here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK) and all-star artist Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) present an all-new, never-before-seen prelude to 4001 A.D.! Before Rai begins his crusade to unite the 41st century’s most formidable heroes behind the battle for New Japan, his story starts here with a brand-new tale that will only be available on Free Comic Book Day!

Then, Valiant’s massive Free Comic Book Day celebration continues with exclusive looks inside Valiant’s biggest releases of 2016, including A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 by rising star Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm, Shutter) and superstar artist David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man); and DIVINITY II #1 (of 4) by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis)!

And now the headline-grabbing hero that has taken comics by storm is joining Valiant’s Free Comic Book Day line-up! Miss FAITH’s record-setting, twice sold-out debut? Then jump on board here with an exclusive look inside the FAITH VOL. 1: HOLLYWOOD & VINE trade paperback collection by red-hot writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and explosive artists Francis Portela (Green Lantern) & Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) before it swoops into comic shops everywhere in June! From The Guardian to MTV to People to the Today Show, find out why FAITH is flying high as one of 2016′s most acclaimed new series here as she joins the star-studded cast of Valiant’s 40-page Free Comic Book Day spectacular – available in participating comic shops on Saturday, May 7th!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblrInstagram, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

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Valiant’s Rafer Roberts Hits the Road for the Official A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG SIGNING TOUR – Coming Soon to a Store Near You!

A&A SIGNING TOUR_POSTERThis spring, Valiant’s award-winning adventurer duo are slamming back into stores everywhere and, to celebrate, they’re kidnapping enlisting Valiant’s latest up-and-coming superstar for a cross-country road trip that’s coming soon to your local comics shop…whether they like it or not!

Valiant is proud to announce the official A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG SIGNING TOUR – an 11-date free-for-all schlepping red-hot rising star Rafer Roberts from New York to North Carolina in honor of Valiant’s next hit ongoing series!

Beginning with the release of A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 on March 16th, get smashed or be smashed as this once-in-a-blue-moon signing tour careens toward a town near with you – and brings along A&A swag aplenty, including posters, special Valiant giveaways…and as much bad advice as Armstrong is willing to spare! Jump on your chance to meet Rafer Roberts – the crazed mind behind the all-new, ongoing adventures of Valiant’s globe-trotting, history-hitting heroes – as he brings A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG to these local comic shops up and down the East Coast in March and beyond:

MARCH 16 (A&A RELEASE DAY!)
X-RAY COMICS
HAGERSTOWN, MD
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
https://www.facebook.com/xraycomicshop/

MARCH 18 – 20
CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)
CHICAGO, IL
http://www.c2e2.com/

MARCH 25
BEYOND COMICS
FREDERICK, MD
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET
http://www.beyondcomics.com/

MARCH 25
BEYOND COMICS
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
http://www.beyondcomics.com/

MARCH 26
FANTOM COMICS
WASHINGTON, DC
TIME TBA
http://www.fantomcomics.com/

MARCH 30
BEYOND COMICS
GAITHERSBURG, MD
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
http://www.beyondcomics.com/

APRIL 2-3
SC COMICON
GREENVILLE, SC
http://sccomicon.com/

APRIL 16
THE COMIC BOOK SHOP
WILMINGTON, DE
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
http://www.thecomicbookshop.com/

APRIL 23
MEMORY LANE COMICS
WILMINGTON, NC
TIME TBA
http://www.mlcshop.com/

APRIL 30 – MAY 1
4-STATE RETRO POP AND COMIC CON
WAYNESBORO, PA
https://www.facebook.com/events/511231459045006/

MAY 7 (FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016)
SOUND GO ROUND
VESTAL, NY
TIME TBA
http://soundgoroundny.com/

Why the momentous occasion, you ask? Because on March 16th, Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo are beginning an all-out assault on the senses in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm, Shutter) and superstar artist David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man)! Valiant’s next blockbuster series starts here in March with “IN THE BAG” – a insane rescue mission sending Archer into the depths of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to free his roguish partner from an ages-old enemy…but only if he can fight his way through a mind-bending maze of history’s greatest lost treasures first!

MEET ARMSTRONG: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

MEET ARCHER: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman who was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, these two have become great friends and even better partners.

NOW: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)

Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

On March 16th, buckle in for a wild tour of the world that awaits inside Armstrong’s satchel in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – and then kick out the jams in person with writer Rafer Roberts when the official A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG SIGNING TOUR crashes a party near you!

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

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161737)
Cover B by KANO (JAN161738)
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JAN161739)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161740)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JAN161742)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161743)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161744)
Blank Cover also available (JAN161741)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16th (FOC – 2/22/16)

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (FEB161884)
Cover B by KANO (FEB161885)
Cover C by MONICA GALLAGHER (FEB161886)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (FEB161887)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (FEB161888)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (FEB161889)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 13th (FOC – 3/21/16)

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