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

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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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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)


Kay McHenry, The Geomancer in…THE VALIANT | A Four-Issue Epic Beginning in December

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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.

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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!

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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)


ONE DOLLAR DEBUTS — Coming This May from VALIANT!

Valiant is proud to announce a new line of One Dollar Debuts, re-presenting the sold-out #1 issues that relaunched the Valiant Universe — just in time for Free Comic Book Day and the one-year anniversary of Valiant’s return! Arriving in stores on May 1st, this is the perfect chance to jump aboard all five of Valiant’s best-selling series from page one. From Archer & Armstrong to X-O Manowar, each One Dollar Debut edition contains the first epic chapter of a new hero’s introduction to the Valiant Universe, as told by the some of the most acclaimed creators in comics!

ONE-DOLLAR-DEBUT_xo-manowarONE DOLLAR DEBUT: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti; art by Cary Nord
Reprinting X-O Manowar (2012) #1

 

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: HARBINGER #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; art by Khari Evans
Reprinting Harbinger (2012) #1

 

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Duane Swierczynski; art by Manuel Garcia & Arturo Lozzi
Reprinting Bloodshot (2012) #1

 

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1
Written by Fred Van Lente; art by Clayton Henry
Reprinting Archer & Armstrong (2012) #1

 

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Justin Jordan & Patrick Zircher; art by Patrick Zircher
Reprinting Shadowman (2012) #1

Plus, pick up all five One Dollar Debut issues at once with the ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: WAVE ONE bundle — a shrink-wrapped package containing all five #1 issues for only $4.95!

This May, start at square one to find out why Valiant is the acclaimed, blockbuster comics relaunch of the decade. Pick up every Valiant #1 issue for only $1 when Valiant’s One Dollar Debuts hit stores everywhere on May 1st!

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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)


SHADOWMAN #0 and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #0 – Coming This May from VALIANT!

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This May, jump into two of Valiant’s most popular ongoing series with all-new, standalone entry points in Shadowman #0 and Archer & Armstrong #0 – as told by an all-star cast of Valiant’s visionary talents!

First, writers Justin Jordan & Patrick Zircher team up with superstar artist Trevor Hairsine to chronicle the rise and fall of the 20th century’s greatest defender in Shadowman #0! Twenty-five years ago, Josiah Boniface was the Shadowman, and he had more problems than simply Master Darque – things from beyond are trying to eat the world, the police are trying to send him to jail and now he’s got to rescue Helena LeBreton from a murderous cult, whether she likes it or not.

Then, in Archer & Armstrong #0, the New York Times best-selling creative team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry reunite to tell a tale of the early days of the man known as Armstrong! How early? How’s ancient Ur sound?! For the first time, the 100 percent true story behind the Epic of Gilgamesh can be told… A tale of three warrior brothers, the Anni-Padda – better known to the Valiant Universe as Armstrong, the Eternal Warrior and Timewalker – on a quest to the mysterious Faraway. What they find is a lost land full of danger, excitement – and the greatest secret of the Valiant Universe!

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One month, two exciting new entry points into the Valiant Universe! As Harbinger Wars enters the second month of its epic conflagration this May, dive into Valiant’s two latest titles with Shadowman #0 and Archer & Armstrong #0 – each featuring a Pullbox Exclusive Variant for comic shop subscribers who pre-order with their local retailer and incentive wraparound gatefold variants!

And look for Valiant’s first zero issue of 2013 on February 6th in Harbinger #0 by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and red-hot artists Mico Suayan & Pere Perez!

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SHADOWMAN #0 – ON SALE THIS MAY!

Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER

Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by KHARI EVANS

Wraparound Gatefold Variant by LEWIS LAROSA

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #0 – ON SALE THIS MAY!

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by LEE GARBETT

Wraparound Gatefold Variant by TOM FOWLER

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


All Hell Breaks Loose in SHADOWMAN #4

SM_004_COVER_ZIRCHERValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Shadowman #4 from the acclaimed creative team of Justin Jordan (The Legend of Luther Strode) and Patrick Zircher (Captain America)! The final chapter of Shadowman’s first adventure in the Valiant Universe is almost upon us… Can he survive his first journey through the darkness that is the Deadside?

Master Darque’s grand plan for Jack Boniface, the new Shadowman, has finally reached critical mass. Ripped away from the earthly plane, Jack and Darque’s monstrous foot solider, Mr. Twist, now must battle to the death. Everything hangs in the balance… For Jack, for his mysterious new acolytes in the Abettors, and for the world as we know it… Because if Twist succeeds, then Master Darque will walk the Earth once more.

The series that IGN calls “one of the best superhero books on the stands” becomes the last line of defense between our world and the next on February 6th, only in Shadowman #4!

To keep up with the latest news on Harbinger, X-O Manowar, Shadowman and more, visit Valiant on Twitter, on Facebook and at ValiantUniverse.com.

SHADOWMAN #4 – ON SALE FEBRUARY 6th!
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (DEC121268)
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (DEC121269)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.