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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

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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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First Look: FAITH #2 – The Breakout Series of 2016 Levels Up in February!

FAITH_002_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICValiant is proud to present your first look inside FAITH #2 (of 4) – the second stratospheric issue of the year’s most talked-about new series from rising star Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and acclaimed artists Francis Portela (Green Lantern) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells)! Launching out of the pages of HARBINGER and into her first-ever solo series, Faith’s long-awaited headlining debut continues here on February 24th with a daring new chapter for Valiant’s sold-out sensation!

Faith “Zephyr” Herbert has just set out on her own with a new city, a new job, and a new secret identity…but, just when it when she thought it was safe fly solo as Los Angeles’ leading superhero, her former teammate – and ex-boyfriend – might just bring her high-spirited solo career crashing back down to Earth! And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, there’s a conspiracy brewing in the Hollywood Hills that’s going to threaten the lives of Faith’s fellow psiots and new friends alike…and a volatile new alien threat that nobody saw coming!

Jump on board here to find out why fans and critics are heralding FAITH’s arrival as one of 2016’s most important new series and a milestone moment for the largest independent superhero universe in comics:

“✮✮✮✮✮… [A] truly stunning book… This is a superhero done right, folks, and that’s something we can all appreciate.” – Nerdist

“✮✮✮✮✮… A perfect first issue… FAITH shines as a true jumping-on point…” – Comic Bastards

“✮✮✮✮✮… You will have faith in FAITH. The first page is enough to get you hooked.” – First Comics News

“✮✮✮✮½… FAITH is yet another utterly brilliant character from a company that seems to thrive on brilliant characters, and this is an upbeat, positive and – above all – a truly fun book that deserves to be seen by as many eyes as possible.” – Big Comic Page

“✮✮✮✮½… Absolutely refreshing… We need more stories like this in comics.” – Comicosity

“✮✮✮✮… [A] blast of fresh, companion field-fueled air… Welcome to the big leagues, Faith. You’ve made it.” – IGN

“✮✮✮✮… There has never been a character in comic books like Faith Herbert… A propulsive, character-centric story that gives us enough to leave us wanting to hang out with Faith and her diverse co-stars more.” – Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮… [FAITH] makes her character even more likeable, if such a thing were even possible.” – Comic Book Resources

“✮✮✮✮… Often hilarious and always mindful, [FAITH] is a Valiant slam-dunk…” – Doomrocket

On February 24th, get ready to #FLYLIKEFAITH with the seminal new series of the New Year, only in FAITH #2 (of 4) by Jody Houser, Francis Portela, and Marguerite Sauvage – featuring covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (DIVINITY), Marguerite Sauvage (Thor), Francis Portela (Green Lantern Corps), and Colleen Coover (Bandette)!

Plus: Missed out on Faith’s sold-out first issue? It’s not too late to start at the beginning… Ask your local comics retailer about the FAITH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING – in stores now!

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

FAITH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (DEC158001)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE NOW!

FAITH #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)
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 24 (FOC – 2/1/16)

 

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Valiant Previews: X-O MANOWAR #44 – On Sale February 3rd!

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by PHIL JIMENEZ (DEC151674)
Cover B by STEPHEN MOONEY (DEC151675)
Variant Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (DEC151676)

X-O Manowar and Ninjak cut deep into “THE KILL LIST”!

Dispatched by MI-6 to dismantle a Vine terror cell before its next deadly attack, the Valiant Universe’s fiercest warrior and most elite master assassin have reunited to locate their target…and they might already be too late! But as Commander Trill’s master plan comes to fruition, he may discover that his greatest enemy is within!

Epic storytellers Robert Venditti (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) plunge into the world of espionage and intrigue as X-O Manowar’s latest page-turner hunts the heroes of the Valiant Universe!

$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 3

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Matt Kindt and Diego Bernard Storm “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE”– A Four-Part Assault Beginning in NINJAK #14!

NINJAK_014_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICHis home. His fortune. His identity. Ninjak is about to lose everything that once defined him…as Roku, a ruthless assassin with a mysterious connection to his own classified training, re-emerges to engineer a mind-shattering gauntlet of revenge. “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE” is coming!

Valiant is proud to announce “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE” – a ruthless new story arc and all-new jumping-on point beginning this April in NINJAK #14! Jump on board the acclaimed adventures of MI-6’s most elite super-spy here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D., Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) open a brand new chapter for Colin King…by destroying the life he once knew one brick at a time. Stripped of the wealth, technology, and resources that enabled his career as an international intelligence operative, Ninjak will be forced to rely on his fists and cunning alone…even as Roku’s mission of revenge and retribution unearths stunning new revelations about his origin and true purpose…

“Colin is really going to lose everything. Which is part of the fun of this arc. We’re stripping Ninjak down to the basics – to see what makes him tick now. We saw his origins and how he got to where he is now. ‘THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE’ is a kind of reversal of that,” writer Matt Kindt told Newsarama. “Stripping all of his modern trappings away to see how he’s changed since he became Ninjak. The nature of his work in espionage and hero work has the potential to really skew a personality – and I think Colin has really lost himself. He’s lost who he was and who he aspired to be. This is the arc where he’ll (hopefully) realize this. Plus fighting. Lots of ninja fighting.”

Colin King, the elite MI-6 intelligence operative codenamed Ninjak, has confronted his past. He’s survived the gauntlet of the Shadow Seven. He’s walked into the Deadside and returned a changed man. Now his greatest trial yet will come to pass as the ruthless assassin called Roku returns to lay siege to Ninjak’s present and future by destroying his life from the inside out – and only the death of Colin King will stop her.

“Not only is ‘THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE’ going to be a decisive turning point in Ninjak’s history, it’s also probably one of the single most gut-wrenching Valiant stories that we’ve told to date,” said Editor Tom Brennan. “This is Ninjak’s ‘Skyfall’ or ‘Born Again’ moment –stripped-down, high-stakes storytelling that is going to shatter notions of who and what we thought Ninjak truly was…and leave plenty of wreckage along the way. Roku is about to put Colin King through the meat grinder and when we see him on the other side, Ninjak’s status in the Valiant Universe is going to change forever.”

This April, the most dangerous trial yet of Colin King’s deadly career starts in “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE” – an all-new jumping-on point beginning in NINJAK #14! Featuring covers by Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic (Thor), Mike Choi (X-Force), Jeffrey Veregge (Red Wolf), Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS), Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark), and Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), espionage, intrigue, and action collide this April when Matt Kindt and Diego Bernard lead off a four-issue blockbuster that will leave no one unscathed – only in NINJAK #14!

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

NINJAK #14 (NEW ARC! “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by MIKE CHOI
Cover C by JEFFREY VEREGGE
Valiant x CGC Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by ANDRES GUINALDO
Variant Cover by MATT KINDT
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE IN APRIL!

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First Look: 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – Matt Kindt & Clayton Crain Ignite Valiant’s 2016 Crossover Event in May!

4001_001_COVER-A_CRAINIn 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.!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the summer’s blockbuster event series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, NINJAK) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI, X-Force)! Be here this May as the fallen guardian of New Japan – Rai – drafts the 41st century’s most powerful heroes into a star-spanning battle for the ultimate fate of the Valiant Universe!

“[4001 A.D.] is really just a big story that needed a lot of space and was always intended to be this sort of epic blow-out/up kind of story. It’s also going to really connect the 4001 Universe with the present-day Valiant Universe in a crazy way, which is something we haven’t really done yet,” series writer Matt Kindt told IGN.

“Having been cast to Earth and kicked out of Japan, Rai has been forced to come into his own. He’s been put into these adult roles as father and husband, but in reality he was too young – a teenager trying to grow up and out of the shadow that his Father casts. And this event is really about him growing up. Becoming his own man. And finally taking responsibility for his actions and his fate.”

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.

Earth must rise. Father must fall. Rai! Eternal Warrior! X-O Manowar! Bloodshot! Geomancer! Armstrong! And more! The war for the ultimate fate of humanity begins in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – coming in May from visionary creators Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain! Then, the war on New Japan will spread with the return of RAI’s own titular ongoing series and glimpses of the other heroes of 4001 A.D. in a new series of one-shots throughout the summer. Look for more details on more 4001 A.D. releases to be announced shortly.

Plus: On Free Comic Book Day 2016, don’t miss a never-before-seen prelude to the blockbuster comics event of the year in the VALIANT: 4001 A.D. FCBD SPECIAL as Rai’s crusade to save the future from itself starts here with an all-new story! Then, the biggest Free Comic Book Day release of the year continues with exclusive looks inside Valiant’s next can’t-miss milestones, including A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 by rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente, and DIVINITY II #1 (of 4) by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine!

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

VALIANT: 4001 A.D. FCBD SPECIAL
Written by MATT KINDT, RAFER ROBERTS, and MORE!
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN, TREVOR HAIRSINE, DAVID LAFUENTE, and MORE!
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
FREE | 32 pgs. | COMING IN MAY!

4001 A.D. #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN MAY!

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Valiant and Diamond Select Toys Unveil Ninjak/Shadowman Minimates Two-Pack – Coming Spring 2016


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and Diamond Select Toys are proud to announce the all-new Ninjak/Shadowman Minimates Two-Pack – arriving in comic book stores and Toys”R”Us in spring 2016! Joining X-O Manowar and Bloodshot on Valiant’s growing roster of action-packed Minimates releases, the elite MI-6 operative Ninjak and supernatural hero Shadowman will be making their Minimates debut in this specially designed two-pack as part of Diamond Select Toys’ Comic Book Heroes Minimates Series 1!

Stepping out of the pages of Valiant’s best-selling “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” storyline – featuring Ninjak’s first-ever confrontation with Shadowman and the uncanny parallel dimension called Deadside – each Ninjak/Shadowman Minimates Two-Pack also comes complete with each heroes’ signature accessories and astounding alternate parts.

“The reaction from Valiant’s legion of fans around the world to our partnership with Diamond Select Toys has been absolutely ecstatic,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales. “Ever since the first set of Valiant Minimates hit shelves in 2015, we’ve received a near-constant stream of demands for more. Now, at long last, we’re proud to debut the brand-new Ninjak/Shadowman Minimates Two-Pack, just in time for the New Year.”

“The Valiant Universe is full of great characters, not to mention great costume designs,” said Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira. “We’re excited to be able to interpret these characters and costumes in the Minimates format, and we look forward to expanding on our Valiant offerings in our new Comic Book Heroes line.”

Years ago, inexperienced MI-6 recruit Colin King set out on his first field mission, learning the basics of spycraft and developing a volatile relationship with his first handler…to tragic results. Now, Colin King is Ninjak – the world’s foremost intelligence operative, weapons expert, and master assassin. And he’s hunting the Shadow Seven – a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and the first failed mission that changed everything…

There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?

Most recently, Ninjak and Shadowman’s paths have converged for “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” – a brand-new storyline beginning in NINJAK #10 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite. Featuring the long-awaited first showdown between Colin King and Jack Boniface as they wage war in the mysterious paranormal realm called Deadside, now fans everywhere can recreate the “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” action that brought these two titans of the Valiant Universe together with the Ninjak/Shadowman Minimates Two-Pack –featuring a removable mask, mask-less hairpiece, and dual swords for Ninjak, and an unmasked head and short and long staffs for Shadowman!

Minimates, owned by Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, are two inches tall, with 14 points of articulation, and feature multiple interchangeable parts and accessories. They were first released in 2002, and have grown into the largest and most diverse line of block figures in the world.

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About Valiant Entertainment:
Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Diamond Select Toys:
Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC, was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. Created to design unique and exciting collectibles for children and adults alike, the company has licensed a wide variety of pop culture properties to be turned into merchandise. With partners such as Marvel Enterprises, Universal Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon and Sony Pictures, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles produces a diverse range of products, and is headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD. For more information, visit www.diamondselecttoys.com and www.minimates.com.

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

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