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Valiant Unveils NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Variant Covers – Cutting into Comic Shops All Summer Long!

EW-AWAKE_001_VARIANT-NINJAKVS_PHOTOGet Your First Look at the Upcoming VALIANT DIGITAL Webseries with Never-Before-Seen Photo Covers Revealing Stars Michael Rowe, Jason David Frank, John Morrison, and More in Action

As revealed at Gamespot, Valiant is proud to unveil the first look at the upcoming NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE series of variant covers – an all-new line of steel-shattering shelf covers spotlighting the battle-hardened heroes of the upcoming VALIANT DIGITAL webseries! Arriving on shelves in comic shops everywhere from May through August, get your first look at the hotly anticipated live-action debut of Valiant’s most iconic and renowned heroes – including Ninjak, Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Livewire, Armstrong, and more – as realized by the series’ star-studded cast.

Announced last year at New York Comic Con, NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE is a first-of-its-kind, live-action digital series. Premiering online in late 2017, the bone-shattering, six-episode series will pit MI-6’s master assassin, Ninjak, against a gauntlet of Valiant’s most formidable heroes for a bloodstained battle royale torn from the pages of the largest independent superhero universe in comics. The series will be the first project from VALIANT DIGITAL – a new division of Valiant Entertainment committed to producing original content in live-action, animation and emerging media created specifically for the digital arena.

Colin King is Ninjak, MI-6’s deadliest intelligence operative and weapons expert. When the ruthless assassin Roku exploits his greatest weakness, Ninjak will be forced to betray his closest allies. Now, on the run, he must face off against the most powerful heroes known to man for a high-octane, take-no-prisoners trial by fire more perilous and more unpredictable than any he’s faced before. In 2017, the world’s most dangerous super-spy goes to war with the Valiant Universe…

Now, before the world’s deadliest intelligence operative collides with an awe-inspiring cast of heroes from across Valiant’s groundbreaking, award-winning superhero universe in 2017, take home a piece of the action with the NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE line of variant covers – hitting stores all summer long on the following Valiant Entertainment releases:

ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1
Written by Robert Venditti; Art by Renato Guedes
On Sale MAY 10th

RAPTURE #1 (of 4)
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by CAFU
On Sale MAY 24th

RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1
Written by Rafer Roberts; Art by Francis Portela
On Sale JUNE 14th

RAPTURE #2 (of 4)
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by CAFU
On Sale JUNE 21st

BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF #1
Written by Eliot Rahal; Art by Khari Evans
On Sale JULY 5th

RAPTURE #3 (of 4)
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by CAFU
On Sale JULY 19th

DIVINITY #0
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Renato Guedes
On Sale AUGUST 16th

RAPTURE #4 (of 4)
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by CAFU
On Sale AUGUST 30th

Each NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE variant cover will be available as a standard “order all” shelf cover and will be available for retailers to order in unlimited quantities at the standard suggested retail price.

Directed by Aaron & Sean Schoenke of Bat in the Sun Productions – the creators of the massively popular YouTube sensation Super Power Beat Down – and written by Aaron SchoenkeSean Schoenke, and Joe HarrisNINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE stars Michael Rowe (The CW’s Arrow and The Flash) as Colin King aka Ninjak; Jason David Frank (Power Rangers) as Bloodshot; John Morrison (WWE, El Rey’s Lucha Underground) as the Eternal Warrior; Chantelle Barry (90210, Entourage) as Roku; Kevin Porter (Dodgeball) as Armstrong; Ciera Foster (Two and a Half Men) as Livewire, and Derek Theler (Freeform’s Baby Daddy) as X-O Manowar; among others yet to be revealed. The series will be produced by Dinesh Shamdasani, Josh Johns, and Gavin Cuneo for Valiant Entertainment.

In 2017, Ninjak begins a steel-shattering trial by fire through the heart of the Valiant Universe itself! Now, prepare for the high-powered firefight that is come as Ninjak, Bloodshot, the Eternal Warrior, Livewire and more of comics’ most indelible heroes usher in VALIANT DIGITAL’s upcoming, live-action showdown with the NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE line of variant covers – available in comics shops everywhere all summer long!

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ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAR172172)
Cover B by ROBERT GILL (MAR172173)
Variant Cover by MARC LAMING (MAR172175)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (MAR172176)
NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Variant Also Available (MAR172174)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale MAY 10th

RAPTURE #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAR172161)
Cover B by J.G. JONES (MAR172162)
Character Design Variant by KANO (MAR172165)
Variant Cover by CAFU (MAR172166)
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN (MAR172167)
NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Variant Also Available (MAR172164)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 24th

 

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#ValiantSummit 2017: SHADOWMAN RETURNS – MARCH 28, 2018

SHADOWMAN_2018_finalRevealed at #ValiantSummit 2017…

SHADOWMAN RETURNS – MARCH 28, 2018

Read more at Comic Book Resources

Teaser Artwork by Greg Smallwood


Valiant Previews: DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1 – On Sale March 15th!

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Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by ADAM GORHAM (JAN172130)
Cover B by KHARI EVANS (JAN172131)
Cover C by ANDRÉS GUINALDO (JAN172132)
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE (JAN172133)
Variant Cover by KANO (JAN172134)

Archer & Armstrong: Enemies of the State!

In the Soviet-controlled world of the Stalinverse, there is a place where liberty is sentenced to die…and it’s Gulag 396. A maximum-security prison where the only escape is through death, the gulag is the final stop for all enemies and detractors of the world’s oppressive authority. But when public enemy Obadiah Archer is admitted as the latest inmate, could his gospel of goodwill and optimism be the spark that ignites a new faith in the prison’s population…including the immortal undesirable known as Aram Addi-Padda?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale MARCH 15 (FOC 2/20/16)

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Valiant Reveals Emerald City Comicon 2017 Panels, Exclusives, Giveaways, Signings, and More!

ECCC_2017_LOGOFrom Thursday, March 2nd to Sunday, March 5th, Valiant is charging full-speed ahead into Emerald City Comicon 2017 (ECCC) – and we’re bringing in a colossal slate of convention-only exclusives, signings, panels, and much more for Seattle, WA’s biggest pop culture and comics convention!

All weekend long, join Valiant at Booth #1701 inside the Washington State Convention Center to explore the most acclaimed line of superhero series in comics today with a complete selection of trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for fan-favorite, award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR, and many more!

Plus: Only at ECCC, don’t miss a star-studded selection of panels, exclusive convention-only offerings, and signings all weekend long from the top talents that Valiant has to offer…

EXCLUSIVES

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DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON EXCLUSIVE CAT COSPLAY VARIANT
[$20]

An all-new, never-before-seen installment in the Internet-smashing VALIANT CAT COSPLAY cover series! Made and photographed by the same minds at the Cat Cosplay of the Feline Variety blog exclusively for Emerald City Comicon, jump into Valiant’s reality-altering event epic as Shadowman rises to defend New York from the Stalinverse’s Soviet shock troops in a standalone one-shot special from rising star Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman Annual) and blockbuster artist Robert Gill (Book of Death)!

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SECRET WEAPONS T-SHIRT
[$25]

Activate your inner power with this stylish new T-Shirt featuring the explosive cover art to SECRET WEAPONS #1 from Harvey Award-nominated artist Raul Allen (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior)! Available all weekend long at the Valiant booth (#1701) while supplies last.

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DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE VARIANT 1 [FREE]

Only available during Jason David Frank signing on Friday, March 3rd from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. PT at the Valiant booth (#1701)

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DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE VARIANT 2 [FREE]

Only available during Jason David Frank signing on Saturday, March 4th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT at the Valiant booth (#1701)

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JASON DAVID FRANK AS BLOODSHOT PRINT [FREE]

Only available during Jason David Frank signing on Sunday, March 5th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PT at the Valiant booth (#1701)

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SECRET WEAPONS PRINT [FREE]

Only available during Eric Heisserer signings on Friday, March 3rd from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. PT, Saturday, March 4th from 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. PT, and Sunday, March 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT at the Valiant booth (#1701) while supplies last.

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SECRET WEAPONS BUTTON [$1]

Let the whole world know that you’re a SECRET WEAPON with an all-new button showcasing Livewire, the leader of Valiant’s extraordinary new team of heroes! Available all weekend long at the Valiant booth (#1701) while supplies last.

SIGNINGS

Steel yourself for signings all weekend long as Valiant storms the Pacific Northwest with a who’s who of superstar talents, including Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival, Secret Weapons), NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE cast member Jason David Frank (Power Rangers), New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar), New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn) Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Harbinger Renegade), acclaimed colorist David Baron (Divinity), internet sensation Nak The Cat (star of the VALIANT CAT COSPLAY cover series), and more!

Thursday, March 2nd | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. PT

David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity)
Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, X-O Manowar)
Nak the Cat (star of the Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers)

Friday, March 3rd | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. PT

Eric Heisserer (Secret Weapons)
Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, X-O Manowar)

Friday, March 3rd | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. PT

David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity)
Nak the Cat (star of the Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers)
Rafer Roberts (A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger Renegade)

Friday, March 3rd | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. PT

Jason David Frank (Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe)

Saturday, March 4th | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT

David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity)
Nak the Cat (star of the Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers)

Saturday, March 4th | 5:00 – 5:45 pm PT

Eric Heisserer (Secret Weapons)
Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, X-O Manowar)
Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn, Bloodshot U.S.A.)

Saturday, March 4th | 6:00 – 7:00 pm PT

Jason David Frank (Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe)

Sunday, March 5th | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT

Eric Heisserer (Secret Weapons)
Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, X-O Manowar)

Sunday, March 5th | 12:00 – 1:00 pm PT

Jason David Frank (Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe)

Sunday, March 5th | 3:30 – 4:30 pm PT

David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity)
Nak the Cat (star of the Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers)
Rafer Roberts (A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger Renegade)

PANELS

VALIANT 101: THE STORY STARTS HERE
Thursday, March 2nd | 4:15 pm PT | Room TCC 305
Guests | Hunter Gorinson, Josh Johns, Rafer Roberts, Dinesh Shamdasani

New to the Valiant Universe? Jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes – from BLOODSHOT and DIVINITY to FAITH and HARBINGER RENEGADE to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From The A.V. Club to Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today… Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

VALIANT: 25 YEARS OF X-O MANOWAR
Friday, March 3rd | 12:15 pm PT | Room TCC 301
Guests | Hunter Gorinson, Matt Kindt, Dinesh Shamdasani, Warren Simons

This March, Valiant celebrates 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as best-selling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1! Now, right here at ECCC, join a blockbuster roundtable of Valiant’s greatest talents for an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history…and a special look forward at the must-read new series of 2017!

VALIANT DIGITAL: NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE AND BEYOND
Saturday, March 4th | 4:00 pm PT | Room TCC 305
Guests | Jason David Frank, Hunter Gorinson, Josh Johns, Dinesh Shamdasani

Join star Jason David Frank and Valiant’s own Josh Johns and Dinesh Shamdasani as they collide MI-6’s deadly assassin against a gauntlet of Valiant’s most formidable heroes with new footage from NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE – the bone-shattering, live-action series coming in 2017! Plus: major news and announcements about all-new VALIANT DIGITAL projects! Signing and giveaway to follow!

VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2
Sunday, March 5th | 2:30 pm PT | Room TCC 301
Guests | Hunter Gorinson, Eric Heisserer, Jeff Lemire, Rafer Roberts, Dinesh Shamdasani, Warren Simons

The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here at ECCC with a superstar cast of Valiant creators and staff! Jump on board here to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes…and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe with never-before-seen artwork and announcements!

PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Friday, March 3rd | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT | Table W-15

Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons is here to review your portfolio of comics work and give you the inside tips to break into the comics industry! Individual portfolios reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Stop by the Valiant booth (#1701) all weekend for information on these events and more. We’ll see you in Seattle!

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RAPTURE #1 – NINJAK and SHADOWMAN Lead Valiant’s Next Standalone Event in May!

RAPTURE_001_COVER-A_SUAYANNew York Times Best-Selling Writer Matt Kindt and Blockbuster Artist CAFU Enter the Deadside for the Summer’s Most Staggering Comics Event

As revealed today at Nerdist, Valiant is proud to announce RAPTURE #1 (of 4) – a spellbinding standalone event from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar, Mind MGMT) and explosive artist CAFU (Rai)! In the epic tradition of THE VALIANT, the fallen hero once known as Shadowman returns to the forefront of the Valiant Universe to unite with the most unlikely ally of all – seasoned MI-6 intelligence operative Ninjak – for an epic quest into the unknown!

“RAPTURE is our  biggest and most harrowing exploration of the Shadowman mythology to date,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “The return of Jack Boniface is the just first step in a series of major developments that will be coming for Shadowman over the next year, and RAPTURE will officially begin his long-awaited return to the forefront of the Valiant Universe.”

“This series is ‘Lord of the Rings’ for the Valiant Universe, and Matt Kindt and CAFU have crafted a sprawling, Tolkien-esque journey that will see Ninjak, Shadowman, the Geomancer, and Punk Mambo fighting alongside a barbarian horde in one of their grandest battles yet,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “In the mold of previous standalone events like THE VALIANT, this series is a self-contained entry point that will will open an entirely new, unexplored corner of our universe and propel the twin destines of two of Valiant’s biggest characters forward for some time.”

On a scarred landscape, two otherworldly armies prepare to battle one last time, vying for control of a massive tower named from an ancient language no longer permitted to be spoken.

One army is led by a primeval force named Babel, whose goal is singular: to breach “Heaven” no matter the cost. The only thing standing in his way is a gray-haired barbaric warrior, filled with rage and regret – a man who sees this battle as his last chance for redemption. But he knows his depleted forces have little chance of victory unless aid comes soon.

Enter Tama: A 12-year old girl on the crest of a hill overlooking the battle, who has just become humanity’s only hope. The last in an ancient line of mystics who protect the Earth, she has foreseen this battle and knows millions will perish if she’s unable to stop it. Now Tama and her ragtag team of malcontents – Ninjak, Shadowman and Punk Mambo – must somehow defeat an elder god hell bent on piercing the heavens.

“I grew up loving ‘Conan’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’, but I haven’t really gotten a chance to develop my take on that kind of genre. I tend to gravitate to more grounded stories (relatively) with spies and gadgets and mystery,” writer Matt Kindt told Nerdist. “So it’s interesting to take that grounded sensibility and apply it to some crazy fantastical ideas – exploring heaven and hell, and gods and demons – but doing it in a way that humanizes all of the characters.”

On May 24th, steel meets shadow for Valiant’s first fantasy epic! Join the crusade as Ninjak and Shadowman unite for an astounding journey into the space between life and death…through the Deadside…and into the many worlds that lie beyond with a spellbinding and horrific standalone event, beginning in RAPTURE #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Harvey Award-nominated artist Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) Eisner Award-nominated artist J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), acclaimed artist Kano (Swamp Thing), and rising star CAFU (Action Comics)!

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RAPTURE #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by J.G. JONES
Character Design Variant by KANO
Variant Cover by CAFU
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+  | On Sale MAY 24th (FOC ­– 5/1/17)

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Valiant Adds 10 New International Publishing Partnerships

VALIANT_LOGOTitles from Publisher’s Award-Winning Library Now Available in China, India, Korea, Pakistan, and More

Valiant is proud to announce that it has added 10 new foreign publishing partners to its extensive international publishing program that will bring its library of critically acclaimed titles to several new territories around the world. Adding a robust roster of foreign-language deals throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, Valiant is building its fanbase across even more international markets, where readers can now look forward to the adventures of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Faith, Archer & Armstrong, and Valiant’s other globally recognized icons in a new array of languages including Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, and more in print and digital via these newly announced publishing partners:

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CFx (Pakistan)
Now Available Digitally
http://www.cfxcomics.com

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Now Available Digitally
http://www.10086.cn/bj/index_100_100.html

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Cornea Entertainment (India)
Now Available Digitally
https://www.facebook.com/Cornea-Entertainment-1434046623559435

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Jambo (Brazil)
Now Available in Print
http://jamboeditora.com.br 

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Lezhin (Korea)
Now available in Print
http://www.lezhin.com/en

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Medusa (Spain)
Now Available in Print
http://www.medusacomics.es 

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NHN Comico (Korea/Japan)
Now Available Digitally
http://www.nhn-comico.com

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Social Comics (Brazil)
Now Available Digitally
https://www.socialcomics.com.br

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Sokol Express Publishing (Russia)
Now Available Digitally and in Print
www.sokolcomics.ru 

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World Publishing Corporation (China)
Now Available in Print
http://www.wpcbj.com.cn

“Valiant’s readership worldwide continues to expand in droves, and we’re excited to be making inroads into a bigger array of international territories than ever before,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President, Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales. “Together with this outstanding new array of publishing partners from Brazil to Pakistan to China to India and beyond, we now look forward to bringing high-quality translations of Valiant’s greatest series to a massive and rapidly expanding audience of new fans around the world.”

These eight new publishers are just the latest to join Valiant’s already extensive network of international partnerships around the globe. They join Bliss Comics in France, Büyülü Dükkan in Turkey, Kamite in Mexico, OVNI Press Editorial in Latin America, ShoPro in Japan, Star Comics in Italy, Tencent in China, and Viverra in Russia in bringing Valiant’s award-winning library of titles to an international audience.

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About Valiant:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 80 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.


First Look: Russia’s Reign Endures in DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #2 and DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1 – Coming in January!

DIVINITY-III_002_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICPlus: The Event-Level Epic’s Shocking Debut Returns with DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 SECOND PRINTING!

Valiant is proud to announce that DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s shocking, event-level blockbuster from the best-selling creative team of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.), blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), Harvey Award-nominated inker Ryan Winn (X-O Manowar) and master colorist David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Planetary), has sold out at the distributor level and will return to store shelves with the DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE SECOND PRINTING on FEBRUARY 1st!

At the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were racing to the stars. But, while America was aiming for the moon, Russia had its eyes on the cosmos. In secret, they launched a three-man mission into the far reaches of space. In the depths, they discovered something Unknown. Something that…changed them. Imbued with god-like powers, the long-lost cosmonauts returned home…only to discover that their old ideology, communism, lost the war to western capitalism in the decades since their journey first began. But now they have the power to change it all…

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

“It’s the ultimate “what-if” scenario,” series writer Matt Kindt told Entertainment Weekly. “And I think casting these heroes in the red light of a Soviet-controlled Earth doesn’t change the characters so much as it allows us to really see what makes the characters tick. What’s at their core? What is their purpose?”

Then, the event-level blockbuster of the season continues in DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #2 (of 4) and DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1! This January, Russia rules the New Year as the Valiant Universe continues its transformation into a Soviet-ruled super-state…one where the world’s most powerful heroes now serve and protect the Motherland from all threats to the USSR’s global Iron Empire!

On January 18th, X-O Manowar becomes the guardian of the CCCP in ARIC: SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1 – the next essential standalone epic torn straight from the heart of the Stalinverse! Acclaimed writer Joe Harris (Snowfall) and powerhouse artist CAFU (Ninjak) present a star-shattering tale of sins, secrets, and tragedy for the worldwide hero of the communist state: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION!

From bustling urban centers to the collective farms of the countryside, men, women, and children alike all idolize the same hero of the global Soviet republic: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION! Returned to Earth from the stars with the ultimate nuclear deterrent – the indestructible X-O Manowar armor – the champion of socialism has singlehandedly consolidated the state’s military and political superiority at home and abroad. But when a surprise attack from the Deadside shines an untoward light on the modern-day Soviet Union’s darkest secret, will Aric pursue his mission…or uphold justice for the quiet dead of an empire’s oppression?

Then, on January 25th, the Valiant Universe as we know it rages on in DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #2 (of 4)! Bear witness to the Valiant Universe’s sadistic new status quo as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and superstar artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) plunge Valiant’s new world order into a blood-red rebellion!

Welcome to the year 2017…where the Soviet Union has spent decades as the world’s reigning superpower and the Iron Curtain now encircles a planet riddled with war, strife, and oppression. Freedom is a thing of the past in the Stalinverse… So why can’t Russian intelligence officer Colin King shake the feeling that something has gone terribly wrong? He’ll put his freedom and life on the line to uncover the truth… Even if that means finding out whatever happened to the long-missing cosmonaut Abram Adams – the one man who just might hold the key to unraveling the dystopian world of today…

Jump on board now to find out for yourself why fans and critics are hailing DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 as the must-read comics event of 2016!

✮✮✮✮✮… An absolute must-read… Imaginative, thrilling, and good-looking.” – All-Comic

✮✮✮✮✮… Without a doubt, this is Valiant‘s best comic of the year.” – Graphic Policy

✮✮✮✮✮… Absolutely gripping… An excellent book.” – Outright Geekery

✮✮✮✮½… DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE is off to a great start… Absolutely wonderful.” – ComicsVerse

✮✮✮✮½… A wild, breath-taking kick off… Damn near perfect.” – The Broken Infinite

Scary and satisfying… Don’t miss this one.” – Bam! Smack! Pow!

Valiant has a lot to be proud of… Brave, distinctive superhero fare.” – Paste Magazine

Divinity and its sequel were brilliant; part three is shaping up to be even better… Kindt and Hairsine do not disappoint.” –Nerdist

This January, the Stalinverse conquers all! Don’t miss another unbelievable moment as Valiant’s blood-red world rages on in DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #2 (of 4)DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1, and the DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 SECOND PRINTING!

Plus, a new kind of hero will rise when rising star Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman Annual) and blockbuster artist Robert Gill (Book of Death) summon the Deadside with Shadowman in DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1 on February 8th!

Next, prepare to serve time with the Stalinverse’s newest enemies of the state in DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1!  On March 15th, join rising star Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks, The Doorman) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (Faith) as they sentence religious zealot Obadiah Archer and the unkillable libertine called Armstrong to a fate worse than death: A lifetime sentence in Gulag 396, the deadliest prison known to man. But in letting these two subversive criminal offenders into its walls, has this oppressive Gulag condemned Archer and Armstrong…or itself?

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DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #2 (of 4)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (NOV161921)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (NOV161922)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (NOV161923)
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (NOV161924)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (NOV161925)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 25 (FOC – 1/2/17)

DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1

Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by CAFU
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (NOV161926)
Cover B by RYAN DIEGO BERNARD (NOV161927)
Cover C by CAFU (NOV161928)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV161929)
Variant Cover by KANO (NOV161930)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JANUARY 18 (FOC – 12/26/16)

DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (NOV168767)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 1st (FOC – 1/9/17)

DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1
Written by SCOTT BRYAN WILSON
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (DEC162034)
Cover B by MARCO RUDY (DEC162035)
Cover C by DIEGO BERNARD (DEC162036)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (DEC162037)
Variant Cover by KANO (DEC162038)
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale FEBRUARY 8 (FOC – 1/16/17)

DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by ADAM GORHAM (JAN172130)
Cover B by KHARI EVANS (JAN172131)
Cover C by ANDRÉS GUINALDO (JAN172132)
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE (JAN172133)
Variant Cover by KANO (JAN172134)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale MARCH 15 (FOC 2/20/16)

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Rahal & Portela Lead the Stalinverse’s Greatest Criminals in DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1 – Coming in March!

DIV3-GULAG_001_COVER-A_GORHAMThis March, prepare to serve time with the Stalinverse’s newest enemies of the state: Archer & Armstrong!

As revealed at ComicsAlliance, Valiant is proud to announce DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1 – the next can’t-miss one-shot special torn from the pages of the winter’s visionary comics event! On March 15th, join rising star Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks, The Door Man) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (Faith) as they sentence religious zealot Obadiah Archer and the unkillable libertine called Armstrong to a fate worse than death: A lifetime sentence in Gulag 396, the deadliest prison known to man. But in letting these two subversive criminal offenders into its walls, has this oppressive Gulag condemned Archer and Armstrong…or itself?

In the Soviet-controlled world of the Stalinverse, there is a place where liberty is sentenced to die…and it’s Gulag 396. A maximum-security prison where the only escape is through death, the gulag is the final stop for all enemies and detractors of the world’s oppressive authority. But when public enemy Obadiah Archer is admitted as the latest inmate, could his gospel of goodwill and optimism be the spark that ignites a new faith in the prison’s population…including the immortal undesirable known as Aram Addi-Padda?

On March 15th, be there as Archer and Armstrong challenge Valiant’s violent new reality with a spirit-shaking, standalone tale that will rattle the very soul of the Stalinverse, only in DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1 – featuring covers by Adam Gorham (The Violent), Khari Evans (Ninjak), Andres Guinaldo (Nightwing), Ryan Lee (Inhuman) and Kano (Daredevil)!

But first… It all begins on December 21st as the Iron Curtain rises over a once-free world in DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the winter’s major comics event from the visionary creative team of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.), blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), Harvey Award-nominated inker Ryan Winn (X-O Manowar) and master colorist David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Planetary)!

At the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were racing to the stars. But, while America was aiming for the moon, Russia had its eyes on the cosmos. In secret, they launched a three-man mission into the far reaches of space. In the depths, they discovered something Unknown. Something that…changed them. Imbued with god-like powers, the long-lost cosmonauts returned home…only to discover that their old ideology, communism, lost the war to western capitalism in the decades since their journey first began. But now they have the power to change it all…

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

Then: The Stalinverse’s subversive spread continues with the first of four essential one-shots torn directly from the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) on December 28th as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn, Death of X) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.) re-assign the KGB’s deadliest covert operative from Mother Russia to the mountains of Colorado in DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1!

Next, on January 18th, join the cause of Soviet righteousness as Valiant’s leading legend – the unstoppable X-O Manowar – becomes the supreme fighting force of the CCCP in DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1 from acclaimed writer Joe Harris (Snowfall, The X-Files: Season 10) and Valiant-exclusive superstar David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man)!

Plus, a new kind of hero will rise on February 8th when rising star Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman Annual) and blockbuster artist Robert Gill (Book of Death) summon the Deadside with Shadowman in DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

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DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (OCT161948)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (OCT161949)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (OCT161952)
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (OCT161953)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (OCT161954)
Blank Cover Also Available (OCT161950)
Valiant Cat Cosplay Variant Also Available (OCT161951)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 21 (FOC – 11/28/16)

DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (OCT161955)
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM (OCT161956)
Cover C by GREG SMALLWOOD (OCT161957)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (OCT161958)
Variant Cover by KANO (OCT161959)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale DECEMBER 28 (FOC – 12/5/16)

DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #2 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (NOV161921)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (NOV161922)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (NOV161923)
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (NOV161924)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (NOV161925)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 25 (FOC – 1/5/16)

DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by CAFU
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (NOV161926)
Cover B by RYAN DIEGO BERNARD (NOV161927)
Cover C by CAFU (NOV161928)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV161929)
Variant Cover by KANO (NOV161930)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JANUARY 18 (FOC – 12/26/16)

DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #3 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (DEC162029)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (DEC162030)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (DEC162031)
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (DEC162032)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (DEC162033)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 22 (FOC 1/30/17

DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1
Written by SCOTT BRYAN WILSON
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (DEC162034)
Cover B by MARCO RUDY (DEC162035)
Cover C by DIEGO BERNARD (DEC162036)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (DEC162037)
Variant Cover by KANO (DEC162038)
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale FEBRUARY 8 (FOC – 1/16/17)

DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by ADAM GORHAM
Cover B by KHARI EVANS
Cover C by ANDRÉS GUINALDO
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale MARCH 15 (FOC 2/20/16)

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First Look: X-O Manowar Smashes the Stalinverse in DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1 – Coming in January!

DIV3-ARIC_001_COVER-A_CRAINThis January, in the wake of the Stalinverse’s stealth takeover of the world we once knew, Valiant’s leading legend is about to become the CCCP’s greatest weapon!

Valiant is proud to present your first look at DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1 – the next essential special ripped from the pages of this winter’s visionary comics event! On January 18th, join acclaimed writer Joe Harris (Snowfall) and explosive artist CAFU (Rai) as they present the tragic new origin of the hero we once celebrated as X-O Manowar…and reveal his righteous place in the Stalinverse’s twisted new world order! In 2012, a man from the stars crash-landed into the Soviet-ruled territory of Romania. Wielding an extraterrestrial weapon of immense power, the Visigoth warrior known as Aric soon found himself conscripted by the military forces of the global Communist regime – a force that he now serves without question. With a past as mysterious as his power, Aric, Son of the Revolution now fights to protect the worldwide Soviet Union from threats foreign and domestic…and himself from the dark past that now threatens to undercut his very humanity itself!

From bustling urban centers to the collective farms of the countryside, men, women, and children alike all idolize the same hero of the global Soviet republic: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION! Returned to Earth from the stars with the ultimate nuclear deterrent – the indestructible X-O Manowar armor – the champion of socialism has singlehandedly consolidated the state’s military and political superiority at home and abroad. But when a surprise attack from the Deadside shines an untoward light on the modern-day Soviet Union’s darkest secret, will Aric pursue his mission…or uphold justice for the quiet dead of an empire’s oppression?

On January 18th, X-O Manowar explodes out of the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE and into his own armor-annihilating adventure through Valiant’s brutal new status quo! A star-shattering tale of sins, secrets, and tragedy await the global hero of the worldwide Communist state as Joe Harris and CAFU seize the Stalinverse, only in DIVINTIY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1 – featuring covers by Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), Diego Bernard (X-O Manowar), CAFU (Imperium), Trevor Hairsine (Divinity II), and Kano (Daredevil)!

But first… It all begins on December 21st as the Iron Curtain rises over a once-free world in DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the winter’s major comics event from the visionary creative team of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.), blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), Harvey Award-nominated inker Ryan Winn (X-O Manowar) and master colorist David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Planetary)!

At the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were racing to the stars. But, while America was aiming for the moon, Russia had its eyes on the cosmos. In secret, they launched a three-man mission into the far reaches of space. In the depths, they discovered something Unknown. Something that…changed them. Imbued with god-like powers, the long-lost cosmonauts returned home…only to discover that their old ideology, communism, lost the war to western capitalism in the decades since their journey first began. But now they have the power to change it all…

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

Then: The Stalinverse’s subversive spread continues with the first of four essential one-shots torn directly from the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) on December 28th as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn, Death of X) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.) re-assign the KGB’s deadliest covert operative from Mother Russia to the mountains of Colorado in DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

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DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (OCT161948)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (OCT161949)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (OCT161952)
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (OCT161953)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (OCT161954)
Blank Cover Also Available (OCT161950)
Valiant Cat Cosplay Variant Also Available (OCT161951)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 21 (FOC – 11/28/16)

DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE with MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (OCT161955)
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM (OCT161956)
Cover C by GREG SMALLWOOD (OCT161957)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (OCT161958)
Variant Cover by KANO (OCT161959)
$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale DECEMBER 28 (FOC – 12/5/16)

DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by CAFU
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (NOV161926)
Cover B by RYAN DIEGO BERNARD (NOV161927)
Cover C by CAFU (NOV161928)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV161929)
Variant Cover by KANO (NOV161930)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JANUARY 18 (FOC – 12/26/16)

DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #2 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (NOV161921)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (NOV161922)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (NOV161923)
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (NOV161924)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (NOV161925)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 25 (FOC – 1/5/16)

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Retailer Advisory: BRITANNIA #3 Strikes into Second Printing!

BRITANNIA_003_SECOND PRINT_COVER_NORDAfter multiple printings for its first two issues, Valiant’s magnum opus marches into another sold-out printing!

Valiant is proud to announce that BRITANNIA #3 (of 4), the latest soul-shearing chapter to Valiant’s best-selling, critically-acclaimed hit of the fall from comics master Peter Milligan (Detective Comics) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK), has sold out at the distributor level and will return to store shelves with the BRITANNIA #3 SECOND PRINTING on December 28th!

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…

With sold-out printings and unmatched praise for every issue, BRITANNIA is an instant classic that no fan can miss!

“✮✮✮✮✮… Fantastic… A smartly written tale…” – All-Comic

“✮✮✮✮½… A fantastic series, and also a perfect example of the kind of quality comic that the publisher puts out on a weekly basis.” – Graphic Policy

“✮✮✮✮½… So dang good… A great story…” – GAMBIT Magazine

“✮✮✮✮… Outstanding work… Fun and unnerving…” – SciFi Pulse

“✮✮✮✮… Incredible…” – Horror Talk

“✮✮✮✮… Gripping and visceral, Britannia is evidence that Valiant is the superhero publisher that dares to be different.” – Comics Bulletin

“A scary, compelling and refreshingly unconventional read.” – Capeless Crusaders

Don’t miss your chance to experience Valiant’s most haunting hit of the season! On December 28th, Peter Milligan and Juan Jose Ryp march their blood-curdling epic into terror, temptation, and bloodshed, only in the BRITANNIA #3 SECOND PRINTING!

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BRITANNIA #3 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by CARY NORD (OCT169134)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale DECEMBER 28th (FOC – 12/12/16)

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