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SDCC 2016: Valiant to Ship 100,000 Free FAITH #1 Second Printings to Retailers Nationwide

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As revealed today during the Diamond Retailer Summit at Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego, Valiant is proud to announce that FAITH #1 – the highest selling independent superhero series debut of the year and the launch title of “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative – has sold out at the distributor level just days after its July 20th on-sale date.

To celebrate the series’ landmark debut and satisfy an unprecedented degree of fan and retailer demand, Valiant revealed today that it will be shipping 100,000 complimentary copies of a new FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING to participating comic shops in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Set to arrive on August 24th alongside FAITH #2 and GENERATION ZERO #1, these complimentary copies of the 48-page FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING will carry a cover price of $2.99 and come shrink-wrapped in individually bundled units of 20. Retailers are encouraged to rack their copies with the week’s new releases, discount them at a promotional rate, or even give them away so that new readers can discover the wildly popular series that has taken fans and retailers by storm!

Packed with content at a colossal 48 pages, the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING features the beginning of Faith’s first ongoing series – as told by acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black), stratospheric interior artists Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells), and Colleen Doran (The Sandman), and sensational cover artist Kevin Wada (She-Hulk)! But that’s not all!

Each copy of the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING doubles as an early look ahead at Valiant’s biggest year yet with “THE FUTURE OF VALIANTSNEAK PREVIEW flip book – spotlighting an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from the largest independent superhero universe anywhere in comics! Officially kicking off in the pages of FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

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

Retailers hoping to capitalize on FAITH #1’s breakout success by restocking their stores with this first-of-its-kind complimentary item will be eligible for a specific number of FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING bundles based on their Diamond discount tier. For more information, retailers should contact their Diamond representative or the Valiant sales team (retailers@valiantentertainment.com).

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

Created by former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter (Secret Wars) and Eisner Award-winning writer and artist David Lapham (Stray Bullets) in Valiant’s acclaimed HARBINGER series in 1992, Faith has long been a central icon of Valiant’s award-winning publishing line. Then, in January 2016, Faith took her long-awaited, much-demanded first step toward solo stardom with FAITH #1 (of 4) – a groundbreaking debut that quickly became the first and biggest breakout hit of the New Year from any major comics publisher. In the months since, Faith’s first solo adventure has garnered near-universal critical acclaim; generated attention from a host of international media outlets, including The Atlantic, The A.V. Club, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, The Independent, MTV, The New York Times, NPR, PBS Newshour, People, Seventeen, Today, Vox, The Washington Post, and dozens more; and become the first series of 2016 to reach a much-vaunted fifth printing – making it one of only a handful of hit series in the past decade to achieve that pivotal benchmark of fan and commercial demand.

Then, Faith’s streak of unprecedented achievements hit a new high with the freshly sold-out FAITH #1 – a first issue that has already rocketed onward to become the highest selling superhero debut of the year from any independent publisher in the industry today.

Finally, on November 2nd, just days before Election Day 2016, Faith will be taking her next giant leap forward in FAITH #5 – a history-making, 48-page election special teaming the leading female hero in comics today with Hillary Clinton, the first female nominee from a major political party, for a special tale written by comics legend Louise Simonson with art by FAITH‘s own Pere Perez! Join an all-star cast of Valiant’s greatest talents on November 2nd in FAITH #5 as the leading heroine in comics today joins forces with Hillary Clinton for a landmark comics event!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

FAITH #1 (ONGOING) SECOND PRINTING
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE and COLLEEN DORAN
Cover by KEVIN WADA
$2.99 | 48 pg. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 24th (FOC 8/1/16)

FAITH #2
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (JUN161884)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JUN161885)
Cover C by JERRY ORDWAY (JUN161886)
Cover D by MEGHAN HETRICK (JUN161887)
Variant Cover by JOE EISMA (JUN161888)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (JUN161889)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th 20 (FOC – 8/1/16)

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SDCC 2016: Vulture Hosts Valiant with Exclusive Panel Presentations at San Diego Comic-Con 2016!

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This week at Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego, CA, join Vulture – the entertainment destination from the team behind New York Magazine – for two exclusive panel presentations spotlighting Valiant Entertainment, the award-winning comic book publisher behind BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, HARBINGER RENEGADES, NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR, and many more!

First: Join breakout writer Jody Houser and Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons on Friday, July 22nd at 6:00 p.m. PT in Room 29AB for VULTURE PRESENTS: VALIANT’S SPOTLIGHT ON FAITH – an in-depth conversation with two of the minds behind the year’s best-selling independent superhero debut. Faith is the breakout superhero of the year! This stereotype-demolishing character from Valiant Entertainment has won critical acclaim, fan enthusiasm, and now, her own monthly series. But what makes her tick? Be there as Vulture Associate Editor Abraham Riesman leads a one-of-a-kind discussion that no Faith fan can afford to miss!

Next: An all-star line-up of Valiant writers and artists present and future assemble on Saturday, July 23rd at 4:30 p.m. PT in Room 8 for the VULTURE PRESENTS: VALIANT CREATORS’ ROUNDTABLE! Valiant Entertainment continues to be one of the biggest surprise successes in comics history, rising from the ashes in 2012 and generating some of the industry’s smartest, most action-packed superhero stories. Join us as Vulture Associate Editor Abraham Riesman discusses the reigning independent superhero line in comics today with creators Joshua Dysart (IMPERIUM), Jody Houser (FAITH), Darick Robertson (HARBINGER RENEGADES), Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR), alongside Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, CEO & CCO Dinesh Shamdasani, and discovers how they construct the Valiant Universe from the inside out.

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Valiant Previews: FAITH #1 (ONGOING) | A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 | RAI #15 (4001 A.D.) – On Sale July 20th!

FAITH_ONGOING_001_COVER-A_WADAFAITH #1 (ONGOING)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE & COLLEEN DORAN
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (MAY161849)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY161850)
Cover C by CARY NORD (MAY161851)
Cover D by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (MAY161852)
Valiant Emoji Variant by SWYFT MEDIA (MAY161853)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ (MAY161854)
Interlocking Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (MAY161856)
Variant Cover by KANO (MAY161857)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER (MAY161858)
Blank Cover also available (MAY161855)

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

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

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

$3.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 20 (FOC – 6/27/16)

 

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A&A_005_COVER-A_KANOA&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover A by KANO (MAY161861)
Cover B by DAVID LAFUENTE (MAY161862)
Cover C by DARICK ROBERTSON (MAY161863)
Cover D by JOE EISMA (MAY161864)
Valiant Emoji Variant by SWYFT MEDIA (MAY161865)
FAITH #1 Interlocking Variant by PERE PÉREZ (MAY161867)
Variant Cover by DIEGO LATORRE (MAY161868)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (MAY161866)

ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! A VALIANT TALE FOR THE AGES! This ain’t no ordinary team-up… It’s Archer & Faith’s first date!

A&A’s whirlwind ongoing series is hitting the town with the one and only FAITH! With Armstrong on the road, Archer is taking some much-needed personal time…and bringing his long-distance Romance with Los Angeles’s number-one superhero off of FaceTime and into the real world! As these friends take their relationship to the next level, will romance conquer all? Or will they still find the time to brawl with some loan sharks? When a teenaged martial arts expert and high-flying psiot get together, anything goes!

Come on board here with the swooning standalone adventure of the summer as paramour extraordinaire Rafer Roberts and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton bring you THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & FAITH! More crossbows than Sleepless in Seattle! More fistfights than The Notebook!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 20 (FOC – 6/27/16)

 

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RAI_015_COVER-A_MACKRAI #15 (“4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK (MAY161890)
Cover B by CAFU (MAY161891)
Character Design Variant by CAFU (MAY161892)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAY161893)

The rise of New Japan’s greatest champion!

As Father erects his floating kingdom of New Japan, nothing will stop him from asserting complete control over the millions who now fall under his gaze! And to ensure total subjugation, he will create the greatest “spirit guardian” New Japan has ever known – the fourth Rai! But as Father unleashes his most powerful warrioryet, has even he gone too far in his bid for absolute power?

Join 4001 A.D. mastermind Matt Kindt and fan-favorite artist CAFU as they continue to unearth the missing links connecting the world of today with 4001 A.D.’s empire of tomorrow!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 20 (FOC 6/27/16)

 

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SDCC 2016: Valiant’s Jody Houser Flies into the FAITH #1 SOCAL GAMES & COMICS SIGNING TOUR – Every Day at San Diego Comic-Con 2016!

FAITH_ONGOING_001_VARIANT-SOCAL_HETRICKExclusive SoCal Games & Comics Variant by Artist Meghan Hetrick to Accompany Faith’s Stratospheric Ongoing Series Debut

This July, Faith’s spotlight-stealing tour of the comics industry is hitting new heights…and San Diego’s own SoCal Games & Comics is joining in with an exclusive FAITH #1 variant cover and signing spree, only at Comic-Con International!

Valiant is proud to announce that it has partnered with SoCal Games & Comics for the FAITH #1 SoCal SDCC Variant by rising star Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn, Joker’s Daughter) available exclusively at Comic-Con International in San Diego! From Thursday, July 21st to Sunday, July 24th, fly over to SoCal Games & Comics’ booth #832 to pick up your copy and take part in the official FAITH #1 SoCal Games & Comics SDCC Signing Tour – featuring FAITH series writer and rising star Jody Houser appearing each day at the following times:

Thursday, July 21st
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PT

Friday, July 22nd
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT

Saturday, July 23rd
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PT

Sunday, July 24th
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PT

Then, buckle up for the best-selling independent superhero debut of 2016 as Jody Houser joins Harvey Award nominee Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Russ Manning Award nominee Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells), and Eisner Award winner Colleen Doran (The Sandman) for FAITH #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of Faith’s long-awaited ongoing series! From The New York Times and The Atlantic to The Guardian and The Huffington Post to Today and People, find out why Faith is the singular superhero grabbing the spotlight worldwide – and why Valiant’s reputation for quality storytelling is unrivaled anywhere in the comic book industry today!

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

This July, don’t miss the breakout series of 2016 with FAITH #1 – then step up to meet Jody Houser each day at Comic-Con International for the FAITH #1 SOCAL GAMES & COMICS SIGNING TOUR, only at SoCal Games & Comics (#832)!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

FAITH #1 (ONGOING)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE & COLLEEN DORAN
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (MAY161849)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY161850)
Cover C by CARY NORD (MAY161851)
Cover D by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (MAY161852)
Valiant Emoji Variant by SWYFT MEDIA (MAY161853)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ (MAY161854)
Interlocking Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (MAY161856)
Variant Cover by KANO (MAY161857)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER (MAY161858)
Blank Cover also available (MAY161855)
$3.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 20 (FOC – 6/27/16)

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Classified No More! Valiant Reveals First Look Inside 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 – Coming in August!

4001-WARMOTHER_001_COVER-A_MACKAt long last, Valiant is proud to present your first look inside 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 – an all-new, self-contained one-shot exploding out of the pages of the summer’s most ambitious crossover event and launching a major new character into the future of the Valiant Universe! First announced as a top-secret first appearance spinning out of Valiant’s acclaimed 4001 A.D. event, War Mother steps out of a highly speculated-upon cameo in last summer’s best-selling BOOK OF DEATH…and into her armor-piercing full-length debut right here on August 3rd when New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and spectacular rising star Tomás Giorello (Conan) introduce the 41st century’s most formidable fighter!

Now, after months of speculation, Valiant can now showcase the devastating world of 41st century Earth that War Mother inhabits…and reveal that artist Tomás Giorello is the latest high-caliber talent to join Valiant’s star-studded roster of exclusive creators.

After making his Valiant debut as the lead cover artist for BLOODSHOT REBORN‘s current “BLOODSHOT ISLAND” storyline, Giorello’s first full-length interior work for the award-winning publisher finally arrives in 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 – a much anticipated debut that will force War Mother out of the tribe she was born to protect…and onto the front lines of the Valiant Universe alongside Earth’s most powerful heroes of this millennia or the next!

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

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

Giorello’s previous credits include multiple Conan and Star Wars series for Dark Horse, as well as Batman & Robin, Green Lantern: New Guardians, and Superman/Batman for DC Entertainment. As the latest artist to join Valiant’s stable of exclusive talents, Giorello is the next addition to an acclaimed line-up of Valiant-exclusive creators that also includes Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR), David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Diego Bernard (NINJAK), Doug Braithwaite (BLOODSHOT U.S.A.), CAFU (RAI), Khari Evans (HARBINGER), Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH), Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY II), Clayton Henry (SAVAGE), David Lafuente (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Lewis LaRosa (SAVAGE), Pere Perez (FAITH), Brian Reber (4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER), Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA), and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN).

Giorello’s next project will be an all-new contribution alongside New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) to September’s 64-page X-O MANOWAR #50 anniversary special – a blockbuster-style tribute to the vaunted, 56-issue run that set the Valiant Universe in motion! On September 28th, Valiant’s greatest hero assemble to salute X-O Manowar’s unparalleled impact as one of the longest running superhero series in comics today with all-new, never-before-seen tales and tributes from New York Times best-selling writer and longtime scribe Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps) alongside stunning artists Joe Bennett (52), Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), Cary Nord (Conan), Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS), Diego Bernard (NINJAK), Rafa Sandoval (Green Lantern), and Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH); plus Jody Houser (FAITH) & Javier Pulido (Amazing Spider-Man); Philip Tan (Suicide Squad), and many more.

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4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUN161905)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC (JUN161906)
Cover C by CARY NORD (JUN161907)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUN161908)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161909)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale AUGUST 3rd (FOC – 7/11/16)

X-O MANOWAR #50 (64 PAGES!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with JODY HOUSER, MATT KINDT, and PHILIP TAN
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE with DIEGO BERNARD, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, ROBERT GILL, TOMAS GIORELLO, CARY NORD, JAVIER PULIDO, PHILIP TAN, and RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A (All-Star Jam) by CARY NORD, BOB LAYTON, BRANDON PETERSON, STEPHEN PLATT and 46 MORE X-O ALL-STARS!
Cover B by PAOLO RIVERA
Cover C by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Cover D by MARCOS MARTIN
Cover E by MICO SUAYAN
Cover F by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Cover G by SHANE DAVIS
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
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Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
B&W Sketch Jam Cover by X-O ALL-STARS
$4.99 | 64 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 28 (FOC – 9/5/16)

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Valiant Previews: BLOODSHOT REBORN #15 | WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #9 | NINJAK #17 – On Sale July 13th!

BSRB_015_COVER-A_GIORELLOBLOODSHOT REBORN #15 (“BLOODSHOT ISLAND” – PART 2)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover A by TOMAS GIORELLO (MAY161875)
Cover B by BEN OLIVER (MAY161876)
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (MAY161877)
Interlocking Variant by RYAN BODENHEIM (MAY161878)
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON (MAY161879)
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Escape from BLOODSHOT ISLAND!

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?

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Old Man Logan) and superstar artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) lead the hunt for the secrets behind Bloodshot’s past and future here in the next unstoppable chapter of the summer’s electrifying Valiant blockbuster!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 13 (6/20/16)

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WRATH_009_COVER-A_ALLENWRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #9 (“LABYRINTH” – PART 3)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN
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Cover B by PERE PÉREZ (MAY161899)
Cover C by TOMAS GIORELLO (MAY161900)
Variant Cover by STEVE LIEBER (MAY161901)
Variant Cover by DEAN HASPIEL (MAY161902)

“LABYRINTH” delivers the killing blow!

The darkest hour of the Eternal Warrior’s long life has arrived with blood and torment. Behind every wall and around every corner of the Dying One’s “LABYRINTH,” new and sadistic ways to burn, tear, and break Gilad Anni Padda await. As the Eternal Warrior’s greatest enemy inches closer to unlocking the secret of never-ending life, is all hope lost for Earth’s immortal soldier?

The monumental Eternal Warrior epic of the year delivers another crushing blow as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and visionary artist Raúl Allén (Hawkeye) enter the darkest corner of “LABYRINTH” yet!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+| On sale JULY 13 (FOC – 6/20/16)

 

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NINJAK_017_COVER-A_LAROSANINJAK #17 (“THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE” – FINALE)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DIEGO BERNARD with ANDRES GUINALDO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAY161908)
Cover B by DIEGO LATORRE (MAY161909)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (MAY161910)

The last stand of Colin King!

Roku has completed her mission. She has destroyed, discredited, and defeated the MI-6 operative known as Ninjak. But she didn’t account for one crucial component… the man behind the mask and gadgets, Colin King! With everything on the line, and nothing left to lose, Valiant’s death-defying super-spy strikes back at his sworn enemy to take back the life he once knew! But even if his body can survives the suicidal confrontation, can his mind withstand the untold torment Roku has prepared?

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and blockbuster artist Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) tear down the walls behind “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE” as their soul-shattering trial by fire reaches an unforgettable finale!
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 13 (FOC – 6/20/16)

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Valiant Entertainment Leads 2016 Harvey Awards as Year’s Most Nominated Publisher

unnamed (1)A Total of 50 Nominations for Series Including BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY, NINJAK, THE VALIANT, and Many More

The nominations are in for the 2016 Harvey Awards…and, for the second year running, Valiant is leading the ballot as the most nominated publisher in the industry today!

With 50 nominations spanning nearly every eligible category for the 2016 Harvey Awards, Valiant is honored to congratulate its creators and staff on Valiant’s status as the single most nominated comic book publisher of the year! Valiant’s BLOODSHOT REBORN – the ongoing monthly series by Jeff Lemire, Mico Suayan, and David Baron – also reigns as the year’s single most nominated title with eight nominations, including “Best Writer,” “Best Artist,” “Best New Series,” “Best Continuing or Limited Series,” “Best Single Issue,” and more.

Further Valiant nominations also include some of the past year’s most acclaimed ongoing monthly titles, limited series, and standalone events, including DIVINITY by Matt Kindt, Trevor Hairsine, Ryan Winn and David Baron; NINJAK by Matt Kindt, Clay Mann, Butch Guice, Seth Mann, and Ulises Arreola; THE VALIANT by Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera; BOOK OF DEATH by Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, Doug Braithwaite, David Baron, and Brian Reber; and IVAR, TIMEWALKER by Fred Van Lente, Clayton Henry, and Brian Reber; as well as select backlist releases, such as the ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE COMPLETE CLASSIC OMNIBUS oversized hardcover and QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST & BRIGHT VOL. 1: KLANG trade paperback collection.

This is the second year in a row that Valiant has led the Harvey Award nominations. In 2015, the publisher led the pack with 20 nominations for series including ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, ARMOR HUNTERS, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, RAI, and more. In 2014, Valiant also posted a total of 16 nominations, including eight for that year’s most nominated series, QUANTUM AND WOODY by James Asmus, Tom Fowler, and Jordie Bellaire.

Since the launch of Valiant Entertainment in 2012, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most critically acclaimed publishers in the comics today. Just seven months after its initial launch, the company received a highly coveted Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year – the fastest any publisher in the history of comics has done so before or since. In the years since, Valiant has continued to accrue awards, nominations, and critical accolades from all corners, and today, its comics consistently rate among the best reviewed anywhere in the industry.

“The Harvey Awards are one of the industry’s highest honors, and Valiant is humbled to be recognized for outstanding performance in such a grand fashion by a body of our peers,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “We owe a heartfelt congratulations to our incredibly gifted and diligently hardworking creators – the writers, pencilers, inkers, colorists, letterers, and designers – that have worked steadfastly to make Valiant’s comics some of the most acclaimed in the industry today. This is a testament to their dedication, their vision, and, above all, their extraordinary talent. ”

Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. They will be presented September 3rd, 2016 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.

Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators – those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit, or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. They are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.

Valiant Entertainment is honored to be considered in the following categories:

BEST LETTERER

Dave Lanphear, DIVINITY, Valiant Entertainment
Patricia Martin, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant Entertainment
Dave Sharpe, NINJAK, Valiant Entertainment

BEST COLORIST

Ulises Arreola, NINJAK, Valiant Entertainment
David Baron, DIVINITY, Valiant Entertainment
Brian Reber, X-O MANOWAR, Valiant Entertainment

BEST INKER

Seth Mann, NINJAK, Valiant Entertainment
Tom Palmer, BLOODSHOT REBORN, Valiant Entertainment
Joe Rivera, THE VALIANT, Valiant Entertainment
Ryan Winn, DIVINITY, Valiant Entertainment

BEST NEW SERIES

BLOODSHOT REBORN, Valiant Entertainment

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT

Raul Allen, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant Entertainment
Robert Gill, BOOK OF DEATH, Valiant Entertainment

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE!, Valiant Entertainment
Elliott Kalan, UNITY #25, Valiant Entertainment
Michael Kupperman, UNITY #25, Valiant Entertainment
Rafer Roberts, X-O MANOWAR #38, Valiant Entertainment
Fred Van Lente, IVAR, TIMEWALKER, Valiant Entertainment

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

BLOODSHOT REBORN VOL. 1: COLORADO TP, Valiant Entertainment
DIVINITY DELUXE EDITION HC, Valiant Entertainment
IVAR, TIMEWALKER VOL. 1: MAKING HISTORY TP, Valiant Entertainment
NINJAK VOL. 1: WEAPONEER TP, Valiant Entertainment
THE VALIANT DELUXE EDITION HC, Valiant Entertainment

SPECIAL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

BLOODSHOT REBORN, Rian Hughes, Jeff Lemire, Warren Simons, Kyle Andrukiewicz, Valiant Entertainment
BOOK OF DEATH, Tom Muller, Dylan Todd, Warren Simons, and Travis Escarfullery, Valiant Entertainment
DIVINITY, Tom Muller, Warren Simons, Dylan Todd, and Matt Kindt, Valiant Entertainment
NINJAK, Rian Hughes, Tom Muller, Matt Kindt, Warren Simons, and Tom Brennan, Valiant Entertainment
THE VALIANT, Rian Hughes, Paolo Rivera, Dylan Todd, Warren Simons, and Kyle Andrukiewicz, Valiant Entertainment

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE COMPLETE CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC, Valiant Entertainment
QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST & BRIGHT VOL. 1: KLANG TP, Valiant Entertainment
QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST & BRIGHT VOL. 2: SWITCH TP, Valiant Entertainment
QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST & BRIGHT VOL. 3: AND SO… TP, Valiant Entertainment

BEST COVER ARTIST

Raul Allen, IVAR, TIMEWALKER, Valiant Entertainment
Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, DIVINITY, Valiant Entertainment
David Lafuente, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant Entertainment
Lewis LaRosa, NINJAK, Valiant Entertainment
Paolo Rivera, THE VALIANT, Valiant Entertainment

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

BLOODSHOT REBORN, Valiant Entertainment
BOOK OF DEATH, Valiant Entertainment
DIVINITY, Valiant Entertainment
NINJAK, Valiant Entertainment

BEST WRITER

Jeff Lemire, BLOODSHOT REBORN, Valiant Entertainment

BEST ARTIST

Mico Suayan, BLOODSHOT REBORN, Valiant Entertainment

BEST CARTOONIST

Matt Kindt, UNITY #25, Valiant Entertainment
Michael Kupperman, UNITY #25, Valiant Entertainment
Rafer Roberts, X-O MANOWAR #38, Valiant Entertainment

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

BLOODSHOT REBORN #1, Valiant Entertainment
BOOK OF DEATH #1, Valiant Entertainment
WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1, Valiant Entertainment
THE VALIANT #4, Valiant Entertainment

Thank you to all that have already participated by submitting a nomination ballot. Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by August 8th, 2016. Full submission instructions can be found on the final ballot. Winners will be revealed during the Harvey Awards ceremony at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con on September 3rd, 2016.

For more information on the Harvey Awards, visit www.harveyawards.org


Retailer Advisory: Valiant’s Sold-Out Summer Event Rockets into Second Printings for 4001 A.D. #2, 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1, and 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1

4001_002_SECOND-PRINTING_COVER_CRAINOn August 3rd, the most ambitious comic book event of the summer roars back into stores with new printings for three essential issues of 4001 A.D.!

Valiant proud to announce that three pivotal chapters of 4001 A.D. – the epic summer crossover event led by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI) – have sold out at the distributor level and will return to store shelves worldwide on August 3rd with the 4001 A.D. #2 SECOND PRINTING, 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1 SECOND PRINTING, and 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING!

Jump on board here as the comics event of year gets even bigger! First, Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain escalate Rai’s insurrection against the land he swore to protect in the in 4001 A.D. #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING! Rai is smashing headfirst into New Japan with his team of hardened rebels including the Eternal Warrior and a giant X-O Manowar mech-armor that’s been dormant for centuries! But when Father transforms New Japan into an impenetrable space dragon as a defense of last resort, what hopes will the united heroes of 4001 A.D. have of freeing the citizens of New Japan from Father’s brutal reign? Will Rai have to destroy New Japan…to save it?

Then, the future of the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes is revealed with two breathtaking, standalone visions of the future that is yet to come, beginning with the 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1 SECOND PRINTING from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and acclaimed artist Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)! How did the rise of Earth’s most powerful hero lead to humanity’s ultimate destruction? Just what was the War of the X-O Manowars…and how did its catastrophic fallout bring ruination and despair to a besieged planet? And why is the sacred extraterrestrial armor called Shanhara the one weapon Father fears more than any other? The answers to the pivotal questions behind Valiant’s planet-shaking summer event can be found right here!

And, finally, New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) bring Bloodshot barreling into the 41st century with an all-new, standalone tale at the epicenter of 4001 A.D., only in the 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING! Centuries ago, Bloodshot was the man called Ray Garrison. Now, in the year 4001 A.D., Ray Garrison is no more…but the nanites that once thrived inside him endure still. With their master long since gone, the microscopic machines that once drove Bloodshot through every firefight, healed every wound, and calculated every outcome have one final directive left to execute…but what could it possibly be? And how will the forces of the future react when the infamous man-turned-machine called Bloodshot returns to fight another day?

After four sold-out debuts and universal critical acclaim, find out why “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D” is drawing praise as one of the most captivating comic book events of the millennium!

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

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

“Armed with huge scale action… Arguably the summer’s biggest and best event.” – Newsarama

“An absolutely visual treat with some of the best artwork you’re likely to see in a comic… We’re in for one hell of a summer.” – Graphic Policy

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

“This is good summer blockbuster comics. The action is fierce, the science fiction fun, and the art spectacular.” – AiPT!

“I really am a little in awe of Valiant’s crossover event here… It’s pretty much flawless…” – Big Comic Page

“A near perfect action comic… [An] extraordinary summer event.” – Comicsverse

On August 3rd, Rai brings war raging into the heavens when Valiant’s widescreen summer epic brings you back to the front lines of the 41st century’s battle against New Japan in the 4001 A.D. #2 SECOND PRINTING, 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1 SECOND PRINTING, and 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING!

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

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

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

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

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

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4001 A.D. #3 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY161882)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (MAY161883)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (MAY161884)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (MAY161885)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY161886)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAY161887)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (MAY161888)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (MAY161889)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 27th (FOC–7/4/16)

4001 A.D. #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY168866)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 3 (FOC – 7/11/16)

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RYAN LEE (MAY168867)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT |On sale AUGUST 3 (FOC – 7/11/16)

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CAFU (MAY168868)
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale AUGUST 3 (FOC – 7/11/16)

4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUN161905)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC (JUN161906)
Cover C by CARY NORD (JUN161907)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUN161908)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161909)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale AUGUST 3rd (FOC – 7/11/16)

RAI #16 (“4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUN161911)
Cover B by ANDRES GUINALDO JUN161912)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN JUN161913)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161914)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24 (FOC – 8/1/16)

4001 A.D. #4 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN161897)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (JUN161898)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUN161899)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (JUN161900)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN161901)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161902)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (JUN161903)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (JUN161904)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 31st (FOC–8/1/16)

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First Look: Rafer Roberts & Mike Norton Pull into “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN” for A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 – Coming in August!

A&A_006_COVER-A_LAFUENTEThis summer, Archer & Armstrong are bombarding the Big Top to reveal the stomach-churning secrets at the heart of America’s most tasteless traveling circus…and it’s no laughing matter!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 – the FIRST ISSUE of “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN,” an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT from rising star Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (Revival)! They’ve got lions. They’ve got bears. Oh, and malformed mutant clones too! Oh my! Valiant’s mismatched pair of conspiracy-smashing heroes thought they’d stumbled into an ordinary roadside funfair…but now Archer & Armstrong are about to become the star attractions of a midway where mad science and illicit experimentation rule the day!

Archer & Armstrong are on the hunt for Armstrong’s long-lost wife, and the clues have put them on the trail of America’s craziest traveling circus! But it’s not just clowns, carnies, and strongmen lurking under the Big Top… When the world’s premier adventure duo discover dozens of mutated Armstrong doppelgängers secretly running the show, all heck is bound to break loose! And it’s only going to get worse when Davey the Mackerel returns with a shocking new set of secrets about Armstrong’s bottomless satchel…and what else might be soon plotting its escape!

Hey kiddo, step right up here, spend a few nickels, and find out why fans and critics call A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 the latest chapter of a dynamic delight that’ll wow, amaze, and maybe even make a man of you yet!

“Jam-packed with jokes and visual gags… Some of the most bold, original work in all of superhero comics right now…” – The A.V. Club

“✮✮✮✮½… Though Archer and Armstrong have long been a staple of the Valiant Universe, this new title makes them read, feel, and look better than ever.” –Newsarama

“[A]s entertaining as it is endearing… [with] a level of personal development beyond what we’ve seen so far.” – IGN

“A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG is an absolutely phenomenal comic… Brilliant.” – Graphic Policy

“Scathingly funny… A densely wacky, highly entertaining action comedy.” – Uproxx

On August 10th, jump on board the oddest odyssey of the summer when NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN comes roaring into a vacant lot near you for A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 – featuring covers from David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), Darick Robertson (The Boys), Pere Perez (FAITH), Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm), and Diego Latorre (Dante’s Inferno)!

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 (NEW ARC! “NEXT STOP: CLOWNTOWN” – PART 1)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JUN161890)
Cover B by KANO (JUN161891)
Cover C by DARICK ROBERTSON (JUN161892)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PÉREZ (JUN161893)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JUN161894)
Variant Cover by DIEGO LATORRE (JUN161895)
$3.99| 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 10 (FOC – 7/18/16)

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First Look: FAITH #2 – Valiant’s Breakout Hero Faces Her First Super-Villain in August!

FAITH_002_COVER-A_WADAThis August, it’s a double dose of trouble as Faith “Zephyr” Herbert battles to save her life…and her secret identity!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside FAITH #2 – the next breathtaking chapter of Faith’s first history-making ongoing series from rising star Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Orphan Black) and stratospheric artists Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells)! On August 24th, the most talked-about character of 2016 gets a super-powered plot twist of her very own as her first arch-nemesis stands revealed…and you won’t believe who’s behind the mask!

Trapped with no aid in sight, Faith is about to come face to face with her very-first super-villain! L.A.’s own sky-soaring hero always wanted to be like the comic book characters that inspired her…but is she ready to deal with the consequences of being a bonafide superhero? And, as if a cunning new foe weren’t already enough, a shadowy figure is about to close in on Faith’s secret identity!

Faith’s most perilous adventure yet soars to turbulent new heights when Jody Houser, Pere Perez, and Marguerite Sauvage present FAITH #2 – in stores August 24th! Featuring covers from Kevin Wada (Scarlet Witch), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Jerry Ordway (Adventures of Superman), Meghan Hetrick (Joker’s Daughter), Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) and Tula Lotay (The Wicked + The Divine), “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues here with another must-read issue for one of the year’s most anticipated new series!

Then, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

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

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FAITH #1 (ONGOING)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE, & COLLEEN DORAN
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (MAY161849)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY161850)
Cover C by CARY NORD (MAY161851)
Cover D by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (MAY161852)
Valiant Emoji Variant by SWYFT MEDIA (MAY161853)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ (MAY161854)
Interlocking Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (MAY161856)
Variant Cover by KANO (MAY161857)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER (MAY161858)
Blank Cover also available (MAY161855)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 20 (FOC – 6/27/16)

FAITH #2 (ONGOING)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (JUN161884)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JUN161885)
Cover C by JERRY ORDWAY (JUN161886)
Cover D by MEGHAN HETRICK (JUN161887)
Variant Cover by JOE EISMA (JUN161888)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (JUN161889)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th 20 (FOC – 8/1/16)

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