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Retailer Advisory: DIVINITY #1 Third Printing to Be Allocated, Fourth Printing to Arrive in May!

DIVINITY_001_COVER_FOURTHRetailers, be advised: due to unusually high reorder activity, orders of the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING – due to arrive in stores alongside DIVINITY #3 (of 4) on April 22nd – will be allocated. To meet demand, Valiant is rushing the sold-out first issue from writer Matt Kindt and artist Trevor Hairsine back to press for the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) FOURTH PRINTING. Additionally, DIVINITY #2 (of 4) has also sold out at the distributor level and will return with the DIVINITY #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING. Both new printings will return to store shelves on May 27th alongside the limited series’ fourth and final chapter in DIVINITY #4 (of 4).

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity -– one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist. How long can it be before the first confrontation between mankind and DIVINITY begins?

Find out here as Valiant’s most important new character debut of 2015 begins anew with the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) FOURTH PRINTING and DIVINITY #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING, in stores May 27th! The latest series to premier in the new VALIANT PRESTIGE format, each sold-out issue of DIVINITY comes complete with deluxe matte-laminate card stock covers, custom-designed end sheets, and exclusive back matter featuring never-before-seen notes and artwork by all-star creators Matt Kindt, Trevor Hairsine, Ryan Winn, and David Baron – all with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price.

Now is the time to find out why fans and critics are calling DIVINITY one of the year’s first must-read new series and a perfect introduction to the cosmic forces of the Valiant Universe:

“High concept sci-fi executed perfectly, Divinity is one of the most exciting, ambitious titles Valiant has published.” – Wired

“Matt Kindt’s new creation is a giant leap forward for Valiant…[with] a debut that marks a creative high point for the publisher.” – The Onion/AV Club

“A true and worthwhile expansion of Valiant’s footprint, both in the publishing world and the fictional world contained within it.” – Comic Book Resources

“DIVINITY #1 pushes the scope of Valiant ever further… A beautifully designed introduction and one that plays to all of Kindt’s strengths as a writer.” – ComicBook.com

“Exceptionally cool… [A] wonderful reading experience that speaks mountains to Valiant regulars and those new to the company as a whole.” – Comic Vine

“[A] mind-bender of a first issue… DIVINITY #1 comes out of the gates strong.” – Bloody Disgusting

“Yet another fantastic jumping-on point… If you haven’t dived aboard [Valiant] already, you’re really running out of excuses.” – Big Comic Page

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DIVINITY #1 (of 4) FOURTH PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JAN158294)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MAY 27 (FOC – 5/4/15)

DIVINITY #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JAN151649)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MAY 27 (FOC – 5/4/15)

DIVINITY #3 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (FEB151664)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (FEB151665)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (FEB151666)
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151667)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale APRIL 22 (FOC – 3/30/15)

DIVINITY #4 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR151606)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (MAR151607)
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN (MAR151608)
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE (MAR151609)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MAY 27 (FOC – 5/4/15)]

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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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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

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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)


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.

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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)

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)


Your First Look Inside PLANET DEATH in X-O MANOWAR #11!

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USA Today today debuted the first look inside Valiant’s new star-studded story arc, PLANET DEATH, launching on March 20th in X-O Manowar #11!

Reuniting the chart-topping creative team of New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, Planet Death is a story a year in the making – and one that will have massive consequences for Aric of Dacia as he mounts a one-man revenge mission against an entire alien world. The invasion is here – and X-O Manowar is the invader. This is PLANET DEATH!

Aric of Dacia, a 4th century Visigoth armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon, is all that stands between the Earth and all-out annihilation at the hands of the alien race that abducted him from his own time. Now, the day of Aric’s reckoning has finally come. As his Visigoth forefathers sacked Rome, Aric will take the battle directly to his oppressors on the Vine homeworld of Loam. He will decimate their armies, he will level their cities – and he will not stop until the whole of their empire is reduced to ash.

“One of the great tragedies of Aric’s character is he grew up under the heel of the Roman Empire, and he never got to see the Visigoths have their day,” Venditti told USA Today. “While his uncle Alaric was sacking Rome on Earth, Aric was a prisoner of the Vine in space. His experience with the Vine has led him to equate them to the Romans, though, and now they’ve become the focus of his anger. That doesn’t bode well for them.”

Running through X-O Manowar #11-14, PLANET DEATH is a perfect place to jump on board one of the most acclaimed series in comics. With the first installment of the two-part Prelude to PLANET DEATH in stores now, find out why this is the comics event that has fans and critics raving – then get a sneak preview of PLANET DEATH – Part 1 (of 4) in X-O Manowar #11, only at USA Today!

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“A GREAT jumping on point… You won’t be disappointed.” – Ain’t It Cool News

“Holy crap this thing is awesome… Bring on Planet Death.” – IGN

“Everyone should be on board with the direction Venditti is taking X-O Manowar and this Planet Death storyline is a great spot to join in on the action.” – Bloody Disgusting

“A mingling of high intrigue and blistering battle sequences, this…is an all out adrenaline rush that never lets up to take a breath!” – Cosmic Book News

“One of the most highly anticipated story arcs in comics… What can only be described as the beginnings of a modern sci-fi masterpiece…” – Comic Hype

“[Planet Death] is what everything has been building towards, and it is…going to get crazy, awesome, and totally fun…” – Talking Comic Books
“With this much action and excitement in just the prelude, I can’t wait for the main event!” – Stumptown Trade Review

“The perfect jumping on point… Once you try this action-packed series I promise that you will have it in your pull box at your local comic shop the next day.” – First Comics News

Prelude to Planet Death – Part 1 (of 2):

X-O MANOWAR #9

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV121333)

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (NOV121334)

Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (NOV121335)

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE NOW!

Prelude to Planet Death – Part 2 (of 2):

X-O MANOWAR #10

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (DEC121266)

Variant Cover by CARY NORD (DEC121267)

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE – 2/20/13 (IOD – 1/31/13)

Planet Death – Part 1 (of 4):

X-O MANOWAR #11

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by CARY NORD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JAN131298)

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (JAN131299)

Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (JAN131300)

Wraparound Variant by BART SEARS (JAN131301)

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE – 3/20/13 (FOC – 2/25/13)

Planet Death – Part 2 (of 4):

X-O MANOWAR #12

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by CARY NORD

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC (FEB131162)

Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (FEB131163)

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE 4/17/13 (FOC 3/25/13)