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Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera Mark the Last Stand of THE VALIANT #4 (of 4) – On Sale in March!

THE-VALIANT_004_COVER_RIVERAAfter ten millennia and three sold-out issues, the battle for the heart and soul of the Valiant Universe is about to reach its gut-wrenching conclusion!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of THE VALIANT #4 (of 4) – the long-awaited final chapter of the four-issue epic from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Descender) & Matt Kindt (NINJAK, RAI) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil)! Be here on March 25th as Lemire, Kindt, and Rivera bring the magnum opus of 2015 to a universe-spanning climax that will leave everyone it touches forever changed in its wake!

The Immortal Enemy has all but won and only Bloodshot and the Geomancer are left to stand against his darkness. Are they willing to save humanity even if it means losing their own…and each other?

Everything has led to this…and, on March 25th, the darkness is now! Don’t miss the shocking last stand of the series that Entertainment Weekly calls “a great introduction to the wider Valiant Universe” as Bloodshot, Geomancer, and the rest of the world’s most formidable heroes confront unthinkable evil head on in THE VALIANT #4 (of 4) – featuring covers by superstar creators Paolo Rivera (Mythos), Jeff Lemire (Trillium) & Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), and Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie)!

The first series to be released in the VALIANT PRESTIGE format, THE VALIANT #4 (of 4) comes complete with deluxe matte-laminate card stock covers, custom-designed end sheets, and exclusive creator-curated back matter – all with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price!

It’s not too late to find out why fans and critics are heralding THE VALIANT as the ultimate introduction to Valiant’s award-winning cast of heroes and villains:

“A blockbuster that still feels personal, a big comic book story stuffed to the gills…shepherded by acclaimed creators doing fantastic work.” – Entertainment Weekly

“[THE VALIANT] has the potential to become a true superhero epic.” – The Onion/A.V. Club

“This is a high point for Valiant as a publisher and as a universe… [THE VALIANT] is on track to be a classic.” – Comic Book Resources

“An event book with a beating heart… A near-perfect introduction to an ascending cosmos, and more importantly, a damn fine comic.” – Paste Magazine

“Kindt, Lemire, and Rivera are creating a must read comic together… [THE VALIANT] is a striking introduction filled with action, humor, and some of the best storytelling in superhero comics. If you’re not reading Valiant comics, this is the place to start.“– ComicBook.com

“If you’re looking for a gateway into Valiant’s growing comic book universe, you’ll be hard-pressed to do better than THE VALIANT… [It's] one of the most visually stunning comics on the stands.” – IGN

“THE VALIANT is awesome and it deserves your attention, people… It’ll be your proper introduction to this universe.” – Comic Vine

Plus: don’t miss each essential new series from VALIANT NEXT! In the aftermath of THE VALIANT, VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series, starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never-before-seen characters, throughout 2015:

IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt, Clay Mann and Butch Guice in March
BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

THE VALIANT #4 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art and Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (JAN151658)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (JAN151659)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (JAN151660)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | ON SALE MARCH 25 (FOC – 3/2/15)

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Valiant Unveils X-O Manowar/Bloodshot MiniMates Two-Packs – Debuting in Toys”R”Us This Month!

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This winter, two of the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe are stepping into three dimensions for the first Valiant MiniMates two-pack – a Toy”R”Us-exclusive debut now on sale in stores nationwide and at ToysRUs.comThe alien-armored Visigoth hero X-O Manowar and indestructible commando Bloodshot make their MiniMate debut in a specially designed two-pack that comes complete with both heroes’ signature accessories, alternate parts, and an exclusive, never-before-seen Valiant comic book insert! Each Valiant MiniMates two-pack also includes a free comic book digital download offer, powered by comiXology.

“Valiant’s fans around the world have continuously requested figurines of their favorite characters,” said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment. “We are thrilled to bring two of Valiant’s classic heroes to Toys”R”Us for the first time with Valiant MiniMates, giving fans old and new an opportunity to get to know our exciting line of characters with value added offerings. And we are delighted to join the ranks of the top intellectual property characters to be represented in MiniMates form.”

“The Valiant Universe is one of the premier comic book universes, with a history of great storytelling, great character design and great artwork,” said Chuck Terceira, President of Diamond Select Toys. “The fact that it has not had more merchandise has always been a mystery to me, and when the opportunity arose for DST to create some of Valiant’s first collectible toys, we were all excited to be on board.”

Born into battle, Aric of Dacia, the fifth century Visigoth now called X-O Manowar, has never known peace. Abducted and enslaved by the savage alien empire known as The Vine, Aric finally escaped his captors after stealing their ultra-powerful X-O Manowar armor and then returned to Earth…only to find that more than a thousand years had passed in his absence. Stranded in the modern day, the most primitive man on Earth now wields the most powerful weapon in existence as X-O Manowar!

Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology, Bloodshot’s nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit – a private contractor trafficking in violence – very well. But after defying his programming and escaping his captors, Bloodshot now fights to rediscover to the secret of his true identity – but remains haunted by the past that nearly destroyed him.

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

Plus: coming to comic book stores this April, don’t miss the X-O Manowar and Bloodshot MiniMates Battle-Damaged two-pack – a Previews-exclusive offering featuring combat-hardened alternative looks for two of most formidable heroes from the best-selling story arcs Harbinger Wars and Planet Death!

About Valiant Entertainment:
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Diamond Select Toys:
Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC, was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. Created to design unique and exciting collectibles for children and adults alike, the company has licensed a wide variety of pop culture properties to be turned into merchandise. With partners such as Marvel Enterprises, Universal Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon and Sony Pictures, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles produces a diverse range of products, and is headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD. In 2007, Diamond Select Toys acquired select assets of the New York based Art Asylum, creators of the global MiniMates brand. MiniMates have been recognized as the #1 selling block figure in the world and were the first toys ever to be inducted into the ToyFare Hall of Fame in 2007. For more information, visit www.diamondselecttoys.com and www.artasylum.com.

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Valiant Advent Calendar – Day 19: BLOODSHOT REBORN #2

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 – Art by Mico Suayan

Coming in May

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For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

 


Valiant Advent Calendar – Day 18: NINJAK #1

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NINJAK #1 – Art by Clay Mann with Seth Mann

Coming in March

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Valiant Advent Calendar – Day 17: IMPERIUM #1

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IMPERIUM #1 – Art by Doug Braithwaite, And Ulises Areola

Coming in February

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The Immortal Enemy in…THE VALIANT | A Four-Issue Epic Beginning in December

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Read: THE VALIANT #1 Preview | Watch: THE VALIANT #1 Animated Trailer

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THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141678)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (OCT141679)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (OCT141680)
B&W Sketch Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141681)
Blank Cover also available (OCT141682)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 10 (FOC – 11/17/14)


Ninjak in…THE VALIANT | A Four-Issue Epic Beginning in December

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Read: THE VALIANT #1 Preview | Watch: THE VALIANT #1 Animated Trailer

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141678)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (OCT141679)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (OCT141680)
B&W Sketch Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141681)
Blank Cover also available (OCT141682)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 10 (FOC – 11/17/14)


First Look: THE VALIANT #2 – The Epic New Series by Lemire, Kindt, and Rivera Continues in January!

THE-VALIANT_002_COVER_RIVERAValiant is proud to present an advance preview for THE VALIANT #2 – the second stunning chapter of the VALIANT NEXT prestige format limited series by New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man) and Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT), and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil)! The year’s most astonishing new adventure ratchets up the stakes on January 21st as Bloodshot is drafted into the eons-old war against mankind’s oldest, darkest enemy!

The Immortal Enemy has crawled out from the black depths of history to destroy this generation’s Geomancer and send Earth back to the Dark Ages! Now…the Eternal Warrior, Ninjak, and Kay McHenry must overcome their worst nightmares before the unlikeliest of white knights rides in to save the day. Will he be enough to battle back the unyielding evil that threatens to plunge the Valiant Universe into the darkness?

Be here on January 21st as the world’s most formidable heroes join a battle ten millennia in the making, only in THE VALIANT #2 – featuring covers by Paolo Rivera (Daredevil), Jeff Lemire (Trillium) & Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), and Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie)! An entirely self-contained comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.

And don’t miss the landmark first issue in stores December 10th! THE VALIANT #1 is the first epic title of VALIANT NEXT – an all-new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative talents in comics today. Beginning with THE VALIANT #1, VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

Following the critically acclaimed, smash-hit success of VALIANT FIRST in 2014, VALIANT NEXT will present six new starting points perfect for readers new and old. Featuring an exciting selection of new series starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never before seen characters, VALIANT NEXT is the NEXT epic evolution of Valiant’s best-selling, fan-favorite publishing line.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141678)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (OCT141679)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (OCT141680)
B&W Sketch Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141681)
Blank Cover also available (OCT141682)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 10 (FOC – 11/17/14)

THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art and Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (NOV141677)
Interconnecting Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (NOV141678)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (NOV141679)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/29/14)

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Unity #1 Golden Ticket Contest – Terms and Conditions

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible, the Prize Winner must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of the continental United States and not an employee of VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC or NEW YORK COMIC CON, and not immediately related to any such employee.

CONTEST DESCRIPTION
1. To enter, during the promotion period, photograph, scan or photocopy the special Unity #1 Golden Ticket UPC. Submit via email to: inquiries@valiantentertainment or mail to Unity #1 Golden Ticket Valiant Entertainment, 424 W. 33rd St, Suite 420, New York NY 10001. Your subject line should read “Unity #1 Golden Ticket”.
2. Contest begins November 18th, 2013 and runs through January 31st 2014. Entries mailed must be postmarked by 5:00pm January 31st, 2014.
3. Valiant Entertainment LLC is not responsible and disclaims any liability for lost, late, stolen, damaged, destroyed, forged, tampered with, mutilated, incomprehensible, misdirected, illegible, incomplete entries, including unsuccessful internet submissions and entries not in compliance with these Official Rules.
4. Contestants are limited to one (1) one entry per person during the promotion period. Only entries submitted during the promotion period will be accepted. Bulk, automated and/or third party entries are prohibited and will be disqualified. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
You may also enter to win without purchasing a qualifying Unity #1 by sending one standard-size postcard per household, with your name, address, email address and both day and evening telephone numbers to: Valiant Entertainment LLC, Unity #1 Golden Ticket Promotion, 424 W33rd St Suite 420, New York, New York 10001. Postcards must be postmarked 5:00 PM EST, February 1st, 2014. Event subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited/restricted by law. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash, and are not transferable or exchangeable. Postcard entrants will be chosen at random. Winners will be announced on or before February 10th, 2014.

PRIZE
There will be 10 (ten) prize winners: 5 UPC automatic winners and 5 postcard winners chosen at random. Each winner will each receive 1 (one) VIP Pass to the 2014 New York Comic Con (NYCC). Airfare, meals and hotel accommodations are not included.
a. Purchasers of the five (5) Unity #1s with #unitygoldenticket printed in the UPC area are considered automatic winners.
b. In addition, 5 winners will be chosen at random, by entering the mail-in contest, as outlined above.
c. Should not all five (5) Unity #1 #unitygoldentickets be received by Valiant Entertainment LLC by January 31, 2014, the balance of the winners will be chosen at random from the mail-in contest.

RELEASE
Winner(s) must complete, sign and return the required Affidavit of Eligibility and Release (“Affidavit and Release”), a copy of which will be included in the material provided with notification of being selected a winner, within five (5) days of receiving notification. If the winner does not complete, sign and return such Affidavit of Eligibility and Release within five (5) days of notification or otherwise does not comply with these OFFICIAL RULES, that person will be disqualified and will forfeit any prize. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash, and is not transferable or exchangeable.

The event is operated by Valiant Entertainment LLC, which is solely responsible for its conduct, completion and awarding of prizes. All decisions of Valiant Entertainment LLC on all matters relating to this event are final. The winner, by acceptance of a Prize, agrees to release Valiant Entertainment LLC and other participating sponsors and prize providers from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, death, disability, attorneys’ fees, costs of litigation and settlement as well as damages or losses to persons and property that may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, redemption or use of the Prize or while traveling to and/or from a location to obtain or use a Prize.
Valiant Entertainment LLC has not made any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use of the prize including, without limitation, quality, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing, or acts of any government or authority.

Valiant Entertainment LLC shall not be liable to any winner or any other person for failure to supply the Prizes or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Valiant Entertainment LLC’s sole control.
To the extent permitted by law, participation in this competition or acceptance of a prize constitutes permission to use the winner’s name, biographical data, photograph, testimonial or other likeness and/or prize information or personal exposition for promotional, advertising and/or publicity purposes by Valiant Entertainment LLC or its designee(s), whether or not in connection with the event, without further compensation to or approval by the winner.

By entering, each participant confirms having read these Official Rules and agrees that s/he understands and will comply with them. Failure to comply with the contest rules may result in disqualification.


VALIANT’s Sold-Out ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5, SHADOWMAN #2 Return with New Printings!

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Valiant is proud to announce that the sold-out FIRST ISSUE of Archer & Armstrong’s new smash hit story arc, “Wrath of the Eternal Warrior”, will be returning to stores with the Archer & Armstrong #5 Second Printing Variant on March 13th! From acclaimed creators Fred Van Lente and Emanuela Lupacchino and featuring the first appearance of the Eternal Warrior in the all-new Valiant Universe, Archer & Armstrong #5 is the perfect place to find out why this is the series that Comic Book Resources trumpets as “exactly what you should want from a monthly comic.”

Also returning to stores on March 13th, look for the Shadowman #2 Second Printing Variant, from fan favorite creators Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher. Continuing the debut adventure of the new Shadowman and his first battle against the forces of the Deadside, get in on the ground floor of the series IGN calls “simply stunning” before an all-new arc begins on March 6th in Shadowman #5!

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter or at ValiantUniverse.com.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (DEC128341)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE – 3/13/13 (FOC – 2/18/2013)

SHADOWMAN #2 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (DEC128340)
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE – 3/13/13 (FOC – 2/18/2013)