Valiant Previews: DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #2 | SAVAGE #3 | BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #4 – On Sale January 25th!

DIVINITY-III_002_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICDIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #2 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (NOV161921)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (NOV161922)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (NOV161923)
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (NOV161924)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (NOV161925)

Cold world war!

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

This is no alternate reality… This is the Valiant Universe as we know it and, soon, New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (Divinity II) will lead Valiant’s event-level epic to the architect behind this new world order!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On sale JANUARY 25 (FOC – 1/2/17)

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SAVAGE_003_COVER-A_LAROSASAVAGE #3 (of 4)
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (NOV161943)
Cover B by JARED FLETCHER (NOV161944)
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (NOV161945)
Variant Cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA (NOV161946)
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Learning to claw!

On a mysterious island seemingly untouched by time, order is about to give way to instinct. Stranded with no hope of rescue, the Sauvage family must sacrifice the people they once were…and embrace the animals within! But as prehistoric monsters stalk them at every turn, will their newfound bestialness be enough to ensure survival, or will they be forever trapped at the bottom of the food chain? And when tragedy befalls the once close-knit family, will their last tether to humanity be severed once and for all?

Valiant’s latest prestige-format epic slashes its way forward as acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore and luminary artists Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) continue the hard-hitting origin to Valiant’s next great hero and begin his greatest trial yet!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JANUARY 25 (FOC – 1/2/17)

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BSUSA_004_COVER-A_BRAITHWAITEBLOODSHOT U.S.A. #4 (of 4)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (OCT161973)
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY (OCT161974)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (OCT161975)
Variant Cover by ADAM POLLINA (OCT161976)
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (OCT161977)

Liberty and judgment for all!

A weaponized virus has turned New York into a war zone…and Bloodshot is about to make his last stand for the heart and soul of every man and woman brutalized by the effects of a nanite-enhanced plague! But just when his one-man invasion of the Big Apple seems lost, the hard-coded weapon of mass destruction called Deathmate will re-appear to save the day – and secure Project Rising Spirit’s spot as the saviors of New York! Will her programming win out…or will the woman inside the machine seek the vengeance for which she has long yearned? In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, a new war will soon be fought…and all of America is about to bear witness!

The game-changing finale to Valiant’s biggest standalone event yet gets ready to rewrite the history books when New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Death of X, Moon Knight) and superstar artist Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) bring Bloodshot and Deathmate barreling down on the city that never sleeps!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 25 (FOC – 1/2/17)

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Retailer Advisory: Valiant’s SAVAGE #1 Claws into Fourth Printing in February!

SAVAGE_001_FOURTH-PRINT_COVER_LAROSAPlus: DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 Fights Back with Second Printing On Very Same Day

Valiant is proud to announce that two of its best-selling titles of the season have sold out at the distributor level and will return with the SAVAGE #1 FOURTH PRINTING and the DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING on February 15th! This winter, don’t miss your chance to jump into two critically acclaimed comics with special encore presentations from the best reviewed publisher in the industry!

First, after tearing through three sold-out printings at the distributor level, Valiant’s primal origin story makes its return to stores yet again with the SAVAGE #1 FOURTH PRINTING! Following the runaway success of DIVINITYWAR MOTHER, and BRITANNIA, get ready to meet an all-new kind of hero as acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and explosive artists Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars) and Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn) present Valiant’s next major icon in a skin-shearing origin debut!

As praise continues to build for Valiant’s latest hit series, discover why critics can’t get enough of SAVAGE!

✮✮✮✮✮… Both a magical wonder and violent bloodbath, Savage is the escape from reality you have been searching for.” – All-Comic

✮✮✮✮✮… Seamless… beautiful, lush, and vibrant.” – Outright Geekery

✮✮✮✮½… A visually powerful, compelling, and highly-nuanced series that everyone should be reading.” – Comicsverse

✮✮✮✮… Jaw-dropping…” – Graphic Policy

✮✮✮✮… Gloriously gory… [and] incredibly cinematic.” – AiPT!

✮✮✮✮… Visually dynamic and hugely fun.”  – The Fandom Post

Gorgeously rendered… Valiant’s next great launch.” – Paste Magazine

Then, out of Valiant’s reality shattering event, DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE, experience the first of four pivotal one-shots chronicling the Stalinverse’s subversive spread in DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1! The history behind the reordered Valiant Universe as we know it is revealed when New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Inhumans Vs. X-Men, Bloodshot U.S.A.) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (Carnage, 4001 A.D.) re-assign the KGB’s deadliest covert operative from Mother Russia to the mountains of Colorado to eliminate a freedom-fighting terror cell charged with spreading the infection of American patriotism!

He’s put down protests, led the purge of political undesirables, and executed dozens of traitors to the Soviet super-state. His name is Komandar Bloodshot…and his existence is a hushed whisper among the terrified populace of the 21st century’s global Soviet Union. But just who is this unrelenting enforcer of state superiority… and what is the shocking truth about his power, his allegiances, and his true identity?

The will of the people have made it so: DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 is a wide-screen epic that can’t be missed!

Jeff Lemire excels at this kind of story… [DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE] has gotten off to a great start, and it’s still early enough to jump on as it continues to pick up steam.” – Paste Magazine

[DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT] has all the twists, thrills, and heart readers love seeing.” – Bam! Smack! Pow!

✮✮✮✮✮… An adrenaline-charged story… [And] an absolute must.” – All-Comic

✮✮✮✮✮… Simply wonderful.” – Graphic Policy

✮✮✮✮½… Nothing short of breathtaking… A thrilling read.” – Outright Geekery

✮✮✮✮… [DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT] might just be [Valiant’s] most brutal and unrelenting story yet.” – Heroes Direct

Valiant’s usual standard of excellence… The Stalinverse looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun.” – Geek-O-Rama

Now is the time to discover why Valiant is your new favorite superhero universe! On February 15th, two smash-hit titles circle back to store shelves everywhere, only with the SAVAGE #1 FOURTH PRINTING and DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING!

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

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SAVAGE #1 (of 4) FOURTH PRINTING
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP168751)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale FEBRUARY 15th (FOC – 1/23/17)

DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by JEFF LEMIRE and MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN and JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (DEC168032)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale FEBRUARY 15th (FOC – 1/23/17)

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Valiant Unveils First Lettered Look Inside X-O MANOWAR #1 – On Sale March 22nd!

XO2017_001_COVER-A_LAROSAVisionary Creators Matt Kindt & Tomas Giorello Begin An Awe-Inspiring Space Epic in 2017’s Biggest New Series Debut

As revealed at Mashable, Valiant is proud to present the first lettered look inside the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of the most formidable visual storytellers in comics today, including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn), that together will span the series’ first year in 2017 and beyond!

A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon starts here on March 22nd with part one of “SOLDIER” – a punishing, three-issue introduction that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

“What do you do that hasn’t been done before? I figured the way to do that would be to just throw him on a completely alien planet with all new cultures,” series writer Matt Kindt told Mashable. “I think what’s fun is [that] the series has Aric’s story arc that he’s going to follow, but then the armor also has its own… The armor is evolving, and it’s growing, and it’s going to have its own arc, too.”

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

In the wake of “SOLDIER”’s staggering assault in issues #1-3, X-O MANOWAR then continues in 2017 and beyond as a superstar cast of Valiant’s most acclaimed artistic talents chart Aric’s path from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH for a vicious, year-long journey of bone and bloodshed born from the battlefields of a herculean alien empire:

X-O MANOWAR #1 | “SOLDIER” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | TOMAS GIORELLO

MARCH 2017X-O MANOWAR #4 | “GENERAL” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | DOUG BRAITHWAITE

JUNE 2017X-O MANOWAR #7 | “EMPEROR” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | CLAYTON CRAIN

SEPTEMBER 2017X-O MANOWAR #10 | INTERLUDE
MATT KINDT | RYAN BODENHEIM

DECEMBER 2017

X-O MANOWAR #11 | “VISIGOTH” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | MICO SUAYAN

JANUARY 2018

On March 22nd, the Valiant Universe hurdles toward a pivotal turning point as Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello usher in a new era with the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1 – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn), Kenneth Rocafort (Inhumans vs. X-Men), Mico Suayan (Thor), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), and Monica Palosz (Divinity III: Stalinverse)!

Plus: Valiant is also rewarding fans who reserve copies of X-O MANOWAR’s complete opening story arc in advance with their local retailer with the X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE!

Available only as a pre-order set, the X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITIONS must be ordered as a complete bundle at your local comic shop by the initial order date of January 26th, 2017! Released monthly from March through May, featuring exclusive covers by series interior artist Tomas Giorello and clocking in a colossal 48 pages each, every PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues.

The only way to reserve these exclusive copies is by pre-ordering all three issues at your local comic shop by January 26th, 2017. Further copies will not be available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations, so don’t miss your chance! Simply copy one of the pre-order coupons included in this month’s Previews catalog or in every issue of Valiant’s January-shipping comics releases and present it to your local comic shop to reserve your X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER BUNDLE.

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN172113)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (JAN172114)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JAN172116)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES (JAN172117)
Brushed Metal Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ (JAN172117)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 22nd (FOC – 2/27/17)

X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Covers by TOMAS GIORELLO (JAN172115)
$11.97 [three issues] | 48 pgs. each | T+ (IOD – 1/26/17)
X-O MANOWAR #1 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale MARCH 22nd
X-O MANOWAR #2 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale APRIL 26th
X-O MANOWAR #3 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale MAY 24th

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First Look: Jeff Lemire & Renato Guedes Seek Salvation in BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 – In Stores March 22nd!

BSRB_000_COVER-A_DOEValiant is proud to present your first look at BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 – a startling zero-issue journey into Bloodshot’s present and future from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Inhumans Vs. X-Men, Black Hammer) and explosive artist Renato Guedes (Wolverine)! On March 22nd, one of 2016’s most acclaimed series draws to a close…and the march toward the next chapter of Jeff Lemire’s Bloodshot epic begins! Get your first glimpse of what the future holds for BLOODSHOT SALVATION, the top-secret new series debuting later in 2017, right here with a vitally important, standalone tale that will draw BLOODSHOT REBORN to a close…and lead to the next terrible turning point in the tragic life of Ray Garrison!

In the searing aftermath of BLOODSHOT U.S.A., perhaps the most important issue in Jeff Lemire’s continuing Bloodshot epic can finally be told. Don’t miss this very special story…as Valiant unveils a shocking new revelation in the Bloodshot saga. The next chapter of Bloodshot starts here!

Bridging the bloodied road from BLOODSHOT REBORN to BLOODSHOT U.S.A. and, soon, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, be here as Jeff Lemire and Renato Guedes present an essential and evocative coda of revenge, revelations, and rebirth in BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 – featuring covers by Juan Doe (Wolverines), Kano (Daredevil), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Lesley-Anne Green (Descender), and Peter Bagge (HATE!), alongside a TOP-SECRET SPOILER COVER with a monumental surprise for Bloodshot’s future!

Plus: More secrets of BLOODSHOT SALVATION will be revealed on May 6th for Free Comic Book Day 2017 as Jeff Lemire joins the VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL with the FIRST APPEARANCE of A MAJOR NEW CHARACTER in AN EXCLUSIVE FCBD STORY that will forever redefine Bloodshot’s place in a violent world of heroes, soldiers, and survivors!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #0
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by JUAN DOE
Cover B by KANO
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by LESLEY-ANNE GREEN
Variant Cover by PETER BAGGE
Top-Secret Spoiler Variant by CLASSIFIED
FINAL ISSUE | $3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 22 (FOC – 2/27/17)

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Valiant Previews: HARBINGER RENEGADE #3 | DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1 | GENERATION ZERO #6 – On Sale January 18th!

HR_003_COVER-A_ROBERTSONHARBINGER RENEGADE #3*
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (NOV161937)
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (NOV161938)
Cover C by MONIKA PALOSZ (NOV161939)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (NOV161940)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (NOV161941)
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD (NOV161942)

Mind games!

Reunited, but once again torn from the lives they’d carefully rebuilt, the Harbinger Renegades have found themselves attacked on all sides by a vicious new enemy – a radicalized army of psiot zealots determined to bring the system down by any means necessary. Can this band of former friends become the fighters they once were, or will they succumb to the temptation of a new power that’s more vicious than anything they’ve ever faced before? With Torque and Faith in mortal jeopardy, Peter Stanchek and Kris Hathaway must put the past behind them…and embrace their chosen destiny in what lies ahead.

Join Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) as they push the most dangerous superhero team in comics past the point of no return…and bring them roaring towards revolution!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 18 (FOC – 12/26/16)
*INCLUDES MAIL-AWAY COUPON #3 (of 4) FOR HARBINGER WARS 2 #0

 

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DIV3-ARIC_001_COVER-A_CRAINDIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1
Written by JOE HARRIS with MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (NOV161926)
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD (NOV161927)
Cover C by CAFU (NOV161928)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV161929)
Variant Cover by KANO (NOV161930)

Out of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE, Valiant’s leading legend – the unstoppable X-O MANOWAR – becomes the supreme fighting force of the CCCP in the next essential special ripped from the pages of the winter’s visionary comics events!

From bustling urban centers to the collective farms of the countryside, men, women, and children alike all idolize the same hero of the global Soviet republic: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION!

Returned to Earth from the stars with the ultimate nuclear deterrent – the indestructible X-O Manowar armor – the champion of socialism has singlehandedly consolidated the state’s military and political superiority at home and abroad. But when a surprise attack from the Deadside shines an untoward light on the modern-day Soviet Union’s darkest secret, will Aric pursue his mission…or justice for the quiet dead of an empire’s oppression?

The Valiant Universe as we now know it continues to reveal itself…as acclaimed writer Joe Harris (Snowfall) and explosive artist CAFU (Ninjak) present a star-shattering tale of sins, secrets, and tragedy for the global hero of the worldwide Communist state!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JANUARY 18 (FOC – 12/26/16)

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GENZERO_006_COVER-A_RYPGENERATION ZERO #6 (ALL-NEW ARC! “WELCOME TO THE HEROSCAPE” – PART 1)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by JAVIER PULIDO and DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (NOV161948)
Cover B by JOE EISMA (NOV161949)
Variant Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (NOV161950)

ALL NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! Fight your way through the “HEROSCAPE”!

Generation Zero managed to survive their first mission, and now duty has called on them to venture deep inside a perilous dimension only known as the Heroscape to see the world through a new set of eyes! They’ll discover their friends’ biggest secrets, their enemies’ darkest fears, and their town’s sinister connection to this imagination-fueled reality. But just because the Heroscape is imaginary, doesn’t mean it can’t kill you… And, from anime-inflected zombie hordes to psychedelic sci-fi warriors, all of Rook, Michigan’s most deeply buried fantasies are about to come roaring out of your daydreams!

Dream big because New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Ivar, Timewalker) and acclaimed artists Javier Pulido (Daredevil) and Diego Bernard (X-O Manowar) are gearing up for a brand-new jumping-on point that’s going to send Valiant’s temperamental teenage time-bombs blasting out of the suburbs and into their most grisly adventure yet!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 18 (FOC – 12/26/16)

 

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Valiant’s Fred Van Lente & Cary Nord Hold Court for IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 – Coming in April!

IMMORTAL_001_COVER-A_NORDCelebrate 25 Years of Archer & Armstrong, Eternal Warrior and Ivar, Timewalker with a Special 48-Page Quest into Arthurian Legend!

As revealed today at ComicBook.com, Valiant is proud to announce IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 – a 48-page, standalone special reuniting Archer & Armstrong, the Eternal Warrior, and Ivar, Timewalker for a swashbuckling adventure through King Arthur’s court! On April 12th, New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) returns to the ageless Anni-Padda brothers with Eisner Award-winning artist and Valiant superstar Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) for the first of four oversized issues honoring the most memorable Valiant tales ever told across the summer of 2017! From ancient Mesopotamia to the streets of modern-day New York, Armstrong, Gilad, and Ivar have seen, heard, and fought it all… Now, celebrate the 25th anniversary of Valiant’s most famous band of brothers right here with a marvelously extra-long and lavishly illustrated epic of bravery and brute force in the style of Barry Windsor-Smith’s classic Archer & Armstrong/Eternal Warrior #8!

It’s winter at King Arthur’s court in Camelot! The monstrous Green Knight has appeared before the Round Table with no armor, a gigantic axe, and a challenge. He has come to insist that the weaker knights participate in a friendly “winter’s game” where anyone can strike him once with his axe, but on one condition: That the Green Knight can return the exact blow in one year’s time. King Arthur has agreed to face the mysterious knight himself, but the Round Table’s youthful and most gallant champion, Sir Gilad, takes up the challenge to protect his king. Much to the court’s surprise, the Green Knight doesn’t flinch as his head is struck clean off…only to pick it up himself and warn Gilad that he is fated to receive the same blow before the year is out. Now, Gilad – the Eternal Warrior – must solve the mystery of who the Green Knight is before his hour at the axe comes to pass! But first, he’ll need to find some help…in the form of his own immortal brothers – Armstrong and Ivar – who shall be united once more!

“Aram is super-strong, Ivar is super-smart, and Gilad is super-brutal. That leads to radically different worldviews. So when thrown together, they have completely different approaches to solving problems,” writer Fred Van Lente told ComicBook.com. “Thus, they bicker constantly whenever they’re together—they are constantly trying to one-up each other, and prove their way is right.”

On April 12th, the Valiant Universe’s three immortal adventurers are going down in history when all-star creators Fred Van Lente and Cary Nord bring Archer & Armstrong, the Eternal Warrior, and Ivar, Timewalker together for a centuries-spanning journey into lore and legend! It all starts here with an oversized, 48-page saga of Valiant’s most noble heroes past and present, in IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 – featuring covers by Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan), Valiant-exclusive superstar Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn), acclaimed artist Marc Laming (Ninjak), and rising star J.M. Dragunas!

Look for three more 25th anniversary specials honoring timeless tales of Valiant’s most iconic heroes throughout 2017!

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IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CARY NORD
Cover A By CARY NORD
Cover B  (Wraparound) by MICO SUAYAN
Variant Cover by MARC LAMING
Variant Cover by J.M. DRAGUNAS
$4.99 | 48 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On Sale APRIL 12th (FOC – 3/20/17)

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Advance Solicit: X-O MANOWAR #2 – The Biggest New Series of 2017 Battles Ahead in April!

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As revealed at Comic Book Resources, Valiant is proud to present your first look at X-O MANOWAR #2 – the next chapter of Valiant’s hotly anticipated, major new ongoing series debut of 2017! On April 26th, Aric of Dacia’s one-man domination of a battle-scarred alien world continues as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn) force the unstoppable X-O Manowar onto the front lines of an eons-old extraterrestrial battlefield that will forever shape the future of the Valiant Universe’s greatest hero!

Deep within the far reaches of space, the dogs of war have found Aric of Dacia. Conscripted into an alien army and forced into combat, Aric must enter an alien battlefield unlike any he’s faced before. His only hope for survival is also the source of his greatest rage – the living suit of armor known as X-O Manowar.

On April 26th, “SOLDIER” – the brutal opening story arc – continues as the most important Valiant debut of all time fights onward, only in X-O MANOWAR #2 – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn), Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn), and Kaare Andrews (Astonishing X-Men)!

But first: Witness history in the making on March 22nd in the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of THE EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of powerhouse artists – including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) – that together will span the series’ first year in 2017 and beyond!

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

In the wake of “SOLDIER”’s staggering assault in issues #1-3, X-O MANOWAR then continues in 2017 and beyond as a superstar cast of Valiant’s most acclaimed artistic talents chart Aric’s path from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH for a vicious, year-long journey of bone and bloodshed born from the battlefields of a herculean alien empire:

X-O MANOWAR #1 | “SOLDIER” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | TOMAS GIORELLO
MARCH 2017

X-O MANOWAR #4 | “GENERAL” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | DOUG BRAITHWAITE
JUNE 2017

X-O MANOWAR #7 | “EMPEROR” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | CLAYTON CRAIN
SEPTEMBER 2017

X-O MANOWAR #10 | INTERLUDE
MATT KINDT | RYAN BODENHEIM
DECEMBER 2017

X-O MANOWAR #11 | “VISIGOTH” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | MICO SUAYAN
JANUARY 2018

Plus: Valiant is also rewarding fans who reserve copies of X-O MANOWAR’s complete opening story arc in advance with their local retailer with the X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE!

Available only as a pre-order set, the X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITIONS must be ordered as a complete bundle at your local comic shop by the initial order date of January 26th, 2017! Released monthly from March through May, featuring exclusive covers by series interior artist Tomas Giorello and clocking in a colossal 48 pages each, every PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues.

The only way to reserve these exclusive copies is by pre-ordering all three issues at your local comic shop by January 26th, 2017. Further copies will not be available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations, so don’t miss your chance! Simply copy one of the pre-order coupons included in this month’s Previews catalog or in every issue of Valiant’s January-shipping comics releases and present it to your local comic shop to reserve your X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER BUNDLE.

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN172113)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (JAN172114)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JAN172116)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES (JAN172117)
Brushed Metal Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ (JAN172117)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 22nd (FOC 2/27/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by KAARE ANDREWS
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Covers by TOMAS GIORELLO (JAN172115)
$11.97 [three issues] | 48 pgs. each | T+
X-O MANOWAR #1 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale MARCH 22nd
X-O MANOWAR #2 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale APRIL 26th
X-O MANOWAR #3 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale MAY 24th

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First Look: Hell Comes to New York for DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN AND THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1 – In Stores February 8th!

DIV3-SM_001_COVER-A_CRAINValiant is proud to present your first look inside DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN AND THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1 – the next essential standalone special torn from the pages of Valiant’s hit comics event! On February 8th, join rising star Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman Annual) and blockbuster artist Robert Gill (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) as they lead the unshakable Shadowman to the front line of America’s last stand against the global Soviet Union! The Statue of Liberty has fallen and the streets of New York are plagued with Russian forces. Now, the only thing separating the United States from complete Soviet rule is the most unlikely soldier of all: Shadowman!

To save the devastated and oppressed island of New York, Jack Boniface might just have to annihilate it first – by leading an army of Deadside-spawned monstrosities onto the streets to fight the Soviets’ super-powered shock troops wherever they stand. But freedom fighters like the one they call Shadowman seldom get the happy ending they deserve…

On February 8th, follow the tragic tale of the Stalinverse’s darkest champion out of the sold-out pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 and into an all-out assault on the Big Apple, only in DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN AND THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1 – featuring covers by Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), Marco Rudy (Uncanny X-Men), Diego Bernard (Ninjak), Trevor Hairsine (Divinity) and Kano (Daredevil)!

But first: The fight has already begun in DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the winter’s major comics event from the visionary creative team of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), in stores now!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Valiant Previews: NINJAK #23 (NEW ARC! “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” – PART 1) – On Sale January 11th!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by MARC LAMING
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM (NOV161931)
Cover B by BEN OLIVER (NOV161932)
Cover C by FELIPE MASSAFERA (NOV161933)
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE (NOV161934)
Variant Cover by BILQUIS EVELY (NOV161935)
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH (NOV161936)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” begins here!

Master Darque – the sadistic lord of death and resurrection – wrests to be free once again, but first he must fight for his life. Darque is a target, his powers are weak, and his enemies know it. Now, Darque’s own former pupil and Ninjak’s ruthless arch-nemesis – the lethal assassin known as Roku – has gathered the Shadow Seven together again for the sole purpose of putting Darque down for good. And the only thing holding their uneasy alliance together is a mysterious benefactor from the shadows… Someone who also goes by the name Darque…

Everything has led to this… Out of the ashes of BOOK OF DEATH, Ninjak and Master Darque will collide in a punishing circle of death, destruction and hellfire! Join New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity III: Stalinverse) and blistering artist Marc Laming (Planet Hulk) here for a steel hardened jumping-on point that will leave Valiant’s seven-time Harvey Award nominated series forever scarred!

$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 11 (FOC – 12/19/16)

 

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Valiant’s Sold-Out Smash-Hit Returns with Sequel in BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 – Coming in April!

BRITANNIA2_001_COVER-A_NORDMaster Storytellers Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp Investigate a Harrowing New Prestige-Format Case for the World’s First Detective

As revealed today at io9, Valiant is proud to announce BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4) – a brand-new journey into myth and mystery from comics master Peter Milligan (Shade, The Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (Britannia)! On April 26th, Valiant’s critically acclaimed, ten-time sold-out magnum opus returns with an all-new beginning and a startling new case for Antonius Axia, the world’s first detective… One with a haunting connection to the horrors of Rome’s arena and the very gods themselves…

Fifty thousand Romans stand on their feet, watching from the rafters of the coliseum with captured breath as Achillia, a gladiator unlike any that Rome has seen before, faces incredible odds – one lone warrior against five of Rome’s greatest. Such is the tradition, when a female gladiator enters the fray. When the carnage is complete, the coliseum roars its approval as Achillia stands victorious. Now, only one match away from winning her freedom, she has begun to gain renown. The women of Rome, suppressed by their husbands and fathers, have noticed. The men of Rome, husbands and fathers to a growing horde of women entertaining ideas of independence, have noticed as well.

On the other side of Rome, a strange mystery swirls through the Palatine Hill. In the dead of night, down winding alleys, Rome’s elite swear that they see visions of a blood-soaked Apollo walking the city…visions that are driving them mad. Even more are becoming sick with weird fever god-dreams. Panic ensues in the city. The Chief Vestal, Rubria, is arrested by Emperor Nero and threatened with crucifixion unless the deadly curse that’s fallen on Rome is lifted. She asks Antonius Axia, hero of Britannia and Rome’s only detective, for help. She offers only one clue…the gladiator Achillia.

“We couldn’t be prouder of the work that Peter and Juan have done in building the captivating and mysterious world of Britannia,” Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons told io9. “Having the marketplace respond to a new character and a new concept with such enthusiasm has been invigorating and emboldened the entire team to take the next series into even more challenging territory. Antonius Axia is a vital and important new addition to the Valiant line, and his next adventure will be an investigation into an unthinkable mystery plaguing the dark heart of Rome, its gods, and its citizens.”

On April 26th, the gods stalk the world of men when the smash-hit, repeatedly sold-out series that pushed the boundaries of the Valiant Universe farther than ever before returns with a must-read new volume presented in the deluxe VALIANT PRESTIGE format in BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Eisner Award winner Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan), Eisner Award nominee David Mack (Daredevil), rising star Adam Gorham (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe), and Eisner Award winner Dave Johnson (100 Bullets)!

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BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4) 
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by DAVID MACK
Character Design Variant by DAVID MACK
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

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