Valiant Entertainment Heads to Baltimore Comic-Con 2014 with Show Exclusives, Giveaways, Signings, Panels, and Much More!

7d799cc6-2f3c-4280-bc25-7a02f445a55cHot off of 16 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards – including six for the industry’s most nominated series, Quantum and Woody - Valiant Entertainment is proud to join Baltimore Comic-Con 2014 for a weekend jam-packed with show exclusives, signings, and panel appearances from the most talked-about comic book publisher of the year!

From Friday, September 5th through Sunday, September 7th, join Valiant at Booth #2008/2009 to pick up your The Delinquents #1 Baltimore Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Variant by fan favorite artist Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers, Comeback)! Witness the beginning of summer’s most disastrous super-hero joyride right here as Harvey Award-nominated writers James Asmus (Quantum and Woody) and Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) and red-hot artist Kano (Quantum and Woody) collide Quantum and Woody and Archer & Armstrong for the crudest, lewdest, and most unsportsmanlike team-up in comics history!

And that’s not all! Debuting at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014, discover the battle ten millennia in the making with The Valiant: First Look preview edition, featuring an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look inside the all-new, prestige format mini-series event from superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera. Packed with never-before-seen artwork, preview pages, and interviews, and featuring nearly every Valiant hero, do not miss your chance to find out why The Valiant is the astonishing new adventure that will be taking comics by storm this December.

Plus: join Valiant for signings and appearances all weekend long from some of the top talents in comics today, including The Delinquents’ own James Asmus, alongside colorist Laura Martin (Armor Hunters), artist Rafer Roberts (X-O Manowar #25, Harbinger #25), colorist Brian Reber (Unity, Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel), writer Vivek J. Tiwary (Harbinger #25), and more surprise guests!

Then, join an all-star panel of Valiant creators and staff on Saturday, September 6th at 1 PM ET for an in-depth discussion about the future of X-O Manowar, Unity, Rai, Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong, and more with writer James Asmus (Quantum and Woody, The Delinquents), writer Ray Fawkes (Archer & Armstrong: The One Percent), writer Vivek J. Tiwary (Harbinger #25), colorist Brian Reber (Unity, Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel), colorist Laura Martin (Armor Hunters), Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, only at Baltimore Comic-Con!

We’ll see you in Charm City!

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First Look: Robert Venditti, Clay Mann, and Dave Johnson Enlist for X-O MANOWAR #0 – Coming in October!

XO_ZERO_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICValiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O MANOWAR #0 – a colossal comics milestone and an all-new jumping-on point arriving in October from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and superstar artist Clay Mann (X-Men: Legacy, Gambit)! In the wake of the sold-out success of ARMOR HUNTERS, start reading here as the world’s most wanted hero returns to his roots for a never-before-revealed look into X-O Manowar’s past!

Also joining this landmark exploration of Valiant’s hardest-hitting hero is Eisner Award-winning artist Dave Johnson (100 Bullets, Superman: Red Son), who will contribute FIVE interlocking shelf covers for X-O MANOWAR #0!

In addition to the centuries-spanning origin tale by Venditti and Mann, each component of Johnson’s epic, five-piece interlocking image revisits a different chapter in the life of Aric of Dacia, the man behind the armor – his abduction and enslavement by the maleficent alien race known as The Vine in the fifth century A.D.; his escape and arrival in the modern day with The Vine’s ultra-powerful X-O Manowar armor; his pursuit by the cunning intelligence agent called Ninjak; his ascent into the ranks of the unbreakable all-star superteam codenamed: Unity; and, finally, his battle against the onslaught of the alien Armor Hunters!

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After narrowly surviving the events of ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O Manowar – or what is left of him – must look to the future, but, to do so, he must first learn the startling secret of his past. Be here on October 8th to learn the violent, never-before-told origin of Visigoth life under the brutality of the Roman Empire, and how the modern day’s most feared armored hero began his journey to the stars nearly two millennia ago.

Don’t miss the most demanded Valiant story of the year as Robert Venditti and Clay Mann usher in a brand new beginning for one of the most acclaimed series in comics today, only in X-O MANOWAR #0 – now featuring five, must-see interlocking variant covers by the incomparable Dave Johnson!

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X-O MANOWAR #0
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAY MANN
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (AUG141713)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (AUG141714)
Interlocking Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover D by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover E by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover F by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover G by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (AUG141715)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (AUG141716)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC – 9/15/14)

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VALIANT Solicitations for NOVEMBER 2014 – ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1, X-O MANOWAR #30 (NEW ARC!), BLOODSHOT #25, and More!

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ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 (of 3)
Written PETER MILLIGAN
Art by CARY NORD
Cover A by BRYAN HITCH
Cover B by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by CARY NORD
B&W Sketch Variant by CARY NORD

Swords! Savagery! Steel! Valiant’s immortal champion returns with an all-new adventure from master storytellers Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and Cary Nord (Conan)!

The Eternal Warrior…Gilad Anni-Padda, the Earth’s Fist and Steel…is forever charged with guarding the Geomancer and securing the Earth’s safety. After completing another brutal
mission, the Earth’s undying guardian is approached with a cryptic task: fi nd and save a baby — in whose hands might rest the fate of an entire people. But the Eternal Warrior is no
nursemaid…and, to complicate matters, a thousand Magyar invaders want the baby dead. At the edge of civilization, can history’s most expert killer keep one precious life alive?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 5

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X-O MANOWAR #30 (NEW ARC!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Interlocking A & B Covers by CLAYTON HENRY
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL

ALL-NEW ARC! Enter: ARMORINES!

Armor Hunters was only the beginning! Now, still reeling from his harrowing encounter with the Armor Hunters, Aric of Dacia might face a new threat – the calculating paramilitary
force known as the ARMORINES! Armed with an array of astounding abilities far beyond the capabilities of the X-O Manowar armor, has this bleeding-edge commando unit come to save Aric’s kingdom…or grind it into dust? Find out as Valiant superstars Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard unleash a pivotal new chapter in the saga of X-O Manowar!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 19

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UNITY #12 (NEW ARC!)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover by BRIAN LEVEL
Handbook Variant by CAFU
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN

ALL-NEW ARC! WHO ARE…THE UNITED?

A new day has dawned for the elite assemblage of heroes called UNITY, and, in the wake of the Armor Hunters’ invasion, the time has come to grow their ranks. Who will be the next fearless hero to join the roster of the world’s most elite superteam? And just what is the international strike force called THE UNITED – and why have they marked UNITY’s own X-O Manowar, Ninjak, Livewire, and Eternal Warrior for elimination? Red-hot creators Matt Kindt and CAFU detonate the planet’s first superteam vs. superteam war right here with a bold new beginning for UNITY!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 12

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Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #2 (of 5)
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover M.D. BRIGHT
Variant Cover by TOM RANEY
Throwback Variant by BART SEARS

The legendary QUANTUM AND WOODY team of Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright reunite with a KLANG!

Quantum and Woody are all over the news – but Eric Henderson and Woody Van Chelton are retired…and officially getting too old for this ish. There’s a NEW Quantum and Woody in town…they’re STILL not a couple…and the mystery behind their existence threatens to destroy what little is left of Eric and Woody’s one-time partnership. As a sinister secret organization besieges our heroes, will Woody unlock the secret of the new Quantum and Woody in time to save them—and will Eric let him?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 12

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BLOODSHOT #25 (ANNIVERSARY BLOWOUT!)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN with HOWARD CHAYKIN, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, DUFFY BOUDREAU, JUSTIN JORDAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH and MANY MORE!
Art by LEWIS LAROSA with HOWARD CHAYKIN, BARRY KITSON, MANUEL GARCIA, AL BARRIONUEVO, RAFER ROBERTS and MANY MORE!
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by AL BARRIONUEVO
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Throwback Variant by DON PERLIN
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH

A murderer’s row of all-star talents is going all-in for an oversized, 48-page milestone anniversary blowout chronicling the classified history of Valiant’s most dangerous, most brutal, most relentless hero – BLOODSHOT!

Meet the man behind Bloodshot – or is he? – when one soldier’s untapped killer instinct takes over in a feature-sized lead tale of blood, guts, and heart by Peter Milligan and Lewis LaRosa! PLUS…an all-new story by comics master Howard Chaykin! The original BLOODSHOT launch team of Duane Swierczynski and Manuel García join forces again for an all-new adventure! AND…Duffy Boudreau and Al Barrionuevo take you on Bloodshot’s journey from the end of the line with H.A.R.D. Corps to the Colombian jungle where Unity found him! Along with many more bonus stories and artwork, a complete cover gallery, and more!

$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 5

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE ONE PERCENT #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by JOE EISMA
Cover by JUAN DOE
Bull Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES
Bear Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES
Way Too Gold Variant by JUAN DOE

Remember Occupy Wall Street? We don’t, but we know you lost and the villainous One Percent won!

Now, in the wake of their greatest victory a new vicious brand of One Percent rises to the top of the class, and this time there will be no one to BAIL OUT their enemies. Don’t miss this wealth of elitist entertainment introducing a brand new villain into the Archer and Armstrong universe! (That will be $3.99, please.)

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 12

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PUNK MAMBO #0
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
Cover B by RIAN HUGHES
Variant Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY

Oi! Comics icon Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and upstart artist Robert Gill (Armor Hunters: Harbinger) are about to introduce a different kind of magic into the back alleys of the Valiant Universe…

From a posh girls’ boarding school, to the slimy gutter of the London punk scene, to sniffing voodoo glue in a Louisiana swamp…how did the Punk Mambo haul herself from the upper crust to the backwater? Now, Punk Mambo is about to head back home to spread some much-needed anarchy in the UK! The punks and the voodoo priests she used to know have cleaned themselves up, and she’s a loud, belching ghost from their past, come to break in the new furniture…and break some faces!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 19

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #3 (OF 5)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

Down in the darkness!

Below the veil of the living world, deep in the lands of the dead, Dr. Mirage fights her way through the evils and monstrosities that besiege the spirits. But the real monsters live in the world above, where a sinister hit squad tries to put an end to Mirage’s mission — permanently.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 5

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THE DELINQUENTS #4 (OF 4)
Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Board Game Cover by JUAN DOE
Variant Cover by CULLY HAMNER

Bros before hobos!

After battling, befriending, breaking-up, and making-up, our suckers supreme – Quantum, Woody, Archer, and Armstrong – have finally arrived at their destination…Big Rock Candy
Mountain! With their enemies rapidly gaining on them can our dreamed-up-team-up find
the lost treasure of the hobos before it is too late? You’ve read the other three issues, you’ve
played the board game, WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU NOT SEE HOW IT ENDS?! See you at the finish line, hobolievers!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 26

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ARMOR HUNTERS TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE and CAFU
Cover by JORGE MOLINA

Earth will be the greatest hunt of all…

When Aric of Dacia returned to Earth with the stolen X-O Manowar armor of an alien race, he thought he’d finally found a weapon to guard the peace and kingdom he’d struggled so long to secure. But now, a relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the armor and all like it – have found their fi nal target. The ARMOR HUNTERS are coming. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar armor’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

In the tradition of the universe-shaking HARBINGER WARS, be here when New York Times bestselling writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Unity, Justice) launch Valiant’s biggest heroes into the year’s blockbuster crossover event – ARMOR HUNTERS! Collecting ARMOR HUNTERS #1-4 and ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1.

$14.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 5
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346452

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UNITY VOL. 3: ARMOR HUNTERS TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

In battle with the Armor Hunters!

When an ultra-powerful threat from deep space begins brutalizing Earth, humanity’s fi rst
response is – who else? – the fearless team of heroes, soldiers, and short fuses called Unity!
Now it’s down to X-O Manowar, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, and Livewire – plus some special surprise recruits – to lead the assault on the ARMOR HUNTERS’ frontline…even if they die trying! Valiant’s unbreakable all-star superteam leads the resistance against the Earth’s fi rst all-out extraterrestrial incursion right here in an all-new, standalone story arc from New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and red-hot artist Stephen Segovia (Superior Carnage)! Collecting UNITY #8-11.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 19
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346445

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X-O MANOWAR CLASSIC OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
Written by BOB LAYTON, JORGE GONZALEZ, JIM SHOOTER, STEVE ENGLEHART, JOHN HARTZ and ROB JOHNSON
Art by JOE QUESADA, BOB LAYTON, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, SAL VELLUTO, MIKE MANLEY, STEVE DITKO, MARK MORETTI, MICHAEL LEEKE, HOWARD SIMPSON, BART SEARS, JOSE DELBO, JIM CALAFIORE, PARIS KAROUNOS, and RIK LEVINS
Cover by JOE QUESADA

Relive the complete adventures of Valiant’s original armored hero with Valiant’s next essential omnibus collection – clocking in at a massive 800+ pages!

Aric of Dacia, a fifth century Visigoth warrior abducted and enslaved by the brutal Spider Aliens, fights his way free of his captors and steals their ultimate weapon, the X-O Manowar armor. But 1,600 years have passed while the Spider Aliens held Aric captive and the time hereturns to is not his own. Trapped in the modern day, Aric is now the last of his people, a savage warrior out of time in a world of corporate treachery and casual deceit. But, armed with the power of the X-O Manowar armor, Aric will rule… and he will make the Spider Aliens pay. Featuring work from comic book legends Bob Layton (Iron Man), Barry Windsor-Smith (Wolverine: Weapon X), Joe Quesada (Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man), and many more, get the complete epic of Valiant’s flagship hero starting here with this massive oversized volume collecting X-O MANOWAR (1992) #0–30, ARMORINES #0, X-O DATABASE #1, as well as material from SECRETS OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1.

$99.99 | 800 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 26
HARDCOVER OMNIBUS | ISBN: 9781939346308


THE DELINQUENTS #1 Divides the Nation! (And Comic Book Retailers Too!)

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In stores today – find out why Quantum and Woody and Archer and Armstrong are splitting the U.S. of A. right down the middle for the summer’s most disastrous team-up adventure, beginning in THE DELINQUENTS #1!

As Quantum and Woody celebrate their status as the most nominated series of the year at the 2014 Harvey Awards, Valiant is in no way proud to debut two THE DELINQUENTS #1 COAST-TO-COAST RETAILER EXCLUSIVE VARIANTS – a brand new set of interlocking, limited edition variant covers by artist Brent Peeples (The Last of the Greats) featuring the story’s fabled ASS-MAP!

DELINQ_001_COV_RIVERAYou demanded it, so we delivered it! Archer & Armstrong finally meet Quantum and Woody! For decades, the underground society of American hobos guarded one secret with their lives – the route to hobo paradise…aka Big Rock Candy Mountain, U.S.A. Only one map leading to its mythical location was ever made…and it was tattooed on the butt cheeks of one lone hobo guardian! In the years since, it has been flayed, dried, and split into two halves. Archer & Armstrong have the left cheek, Quantum and Woody hold the right. These two halves are about to set the competing duos off on a cross-country rat race where “O” marks the spot – and, now, Valiant has given five exclusive retailers on each coast the opportunity to join this crudest, lewdest, and most unsportsmanlike of competitions in the history of comics!

On the West Coast, keep up with the left half of the map’s frenzied joyride with THE DELINQUENTS #1 WEST COAST RETAILER EXCLUSIVE VARIANT at Collector’s Paradise in Pasadena, CA; Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA; Yesteryear Comics in San Diego, CA; Samurai Comics in Phoenix, AZ; and Illusive Comics & Games in Santa Clara, CA.

And, on the East Coast, take charge and grab the right half of hobo history with THE DELINQUENTS #1 EAST COAST RETAILER EXCLUSIVE VARIANT from Discount Comic Book Service (DCBS) in Ft. Wayne, IN; Ultimate Comics in Durham, NC; A Comic Shop in Orlando, FL; Graham Crackers (all locations) in Chicago, IL; and Laughing Ogre Comics in Columbus, OH and Lansdowne, VA.

Run, don’t walk, and grab your THE DELINQUENTS #1 COAST-TO-COAST RETAILER EXCLUSIVE VARIANTS in stores today across the U.S.A.! Don’t miss the first chapter of the riotous first-ever collision between Quantum and Woody and Archer and Armstrong as Harvey Award-nominated writersJames Asmus & Fred Van Lente and red-hot artist Kano bring it on strong for THE DELINQUENTS #1!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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Valiant Joins Madefire “Print Books” on iOS and Android for Day-and-Date Digital Releases, Digital Collections

New Partnership Launches with 99-Cent Sale of “Quantum and Woody” by Christopher Priest & M.D. Bright

ValiantPrintValiant Entertainment is proud to announce a new partnership with Madefire – the cutting-edge digital comics platform – to bring Valiant’s complete library of award-winning comic book and collections to the newly launched “Print Books” storefront on Madefire’s iOS and Android apps.

Celebrating traditional comics in the digital space, Madefire now features an honest and simple reading experience with a page-view interface and pinch-and-zoom navigation called Print Books. Alongside the benchmark reading experience in Motion Books, digital comics and graphic novels in their authentic form will now be available via Madefire’s In-App Purchases directly on your mobile, tablet and web devices.

Featuring day-and-date releases of Valiant’s latest monthly titles – including X-O Manowar, Unity, Rai, Armor Hunters, The Delinquents, and more – the critically acclaimed comics publisher will soon make available its complete back catalog of best-selling comic books and graphic novels, beginning today with the launch of the Quantum and Woody Classic 99-Cent Sale – the first ever Madefire-exclusive sale on the iOS and Android platforms.

169_Quantum-and-WoodyFeaturing the complete run of Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright‘s seminal series – including Quantum and Woody (1997) #0–21 and #32 – rediscover one of the most beloved series of the past two decades through Madefire’s exclusive 99-cent sale before Priest and Bright’s Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody #1 (of 5) arrives in stores this October.

“Valiant is enthused and excited to join Madefire’s expansion into day-and-date digital releases and back catalog releases,” said Gavin Cuneo, CFO & Head of Strategic Development for Valiant Entertainment. “Valiant has one of the most cherished libraries of content anywhere in the history of comics, and, with Madefire’s recent expansion into ‘Print Books,’ we look to at last making it available for Madefire’s passionate audience of fans and readers around the world.”

“Valiant are producing some of the best looking books in the business right now, thanks to great talent and a stable of classic characters,” said Madefire Co-Founder and CCO Liam Sharp. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring not only their ground-breaking motion books to the Madefire app, but also their extensive back catalog of print material, featuring many fondly remembered gems.”

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 publishing relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most commercially and critically successful independent publishers in the industry today with an initial slate of titles that included X-O Manowar by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord; Harbinger by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans; and Archer & Armstrong by the New York Times best-selling creative team of writer Fred Van Lente and artist Clayton Henry.

After multiple awards and nominations, including a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year, Valiant ventured even farther in 2013 with the debut of its first crossover event, Harbinger Wars, and the release of Unity #1 by writer Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite – the year’s highest charting debut issue from a non-premier publisher with sales in excess of 70,000 copies. This May, Valiant followed up with “Valiant First” – an all-new line of titles led by the smash-hit ongoing series, Rai, and its biggest crossover event to date, Armor Hunters. Most recently, on the heels of 16 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards, the publisher has announced The Valiant – a prestige format mini-series from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt with art by Eisner Award winner Paolo Rivera.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

About Madefire
Founded in 2011 by Ben Wolstenholme, Liam Sharp and Eugene Walden, Madefire is a media and technology company. Madefire has built the Motion Books publishing platform that provides artists, writers and publishers tools for creating a new reading format called Motion Books. Madefire is backed by Toni Schneider at True Ventures, The recent CEO of Automattic, makers of WordPress, as well as Bill Woodward (Anthem Ventures, former Chairman of Macromedia). The Advisory Board also includes industry leaders Mike McCue, CEO and Founder of Flipboard, angel investor Sina Tamaddon, former Senior Vice President of Applications for Apple Inc, Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all time, and Bill Sienkiewicz, widely recognized as one of the greatest innovators of sequential art. For more information go to madefire.com.


Valiant Entertainment Partners with DriveThruComics.com for DRM-Free Digital Comics Library, Day-and-Day Date New Releases

DRIVETHRUCOMICS_logoValiant Entertainment is proud to announce a new partnership with DriveThruComics.com to make Valiant’s complete, award-winning library of modern and classic content comic available as DRM-free digital files. Beginning today, DriveThruComics.com will also offer Valiant’s monthly comics titles as day-and-date new releases and will soon host Valiant’s complete catalog of single issues and collections – all in a DRM-free PDF format. Valiant’s new partnership with DriveThruComics.com marks the first time that the publisher has made its titles available in such a format anywhere online.

To launch this new slate of offerings, head to DriveThruComics.com now to download each of Valiant’s best-selling #1 issues for free for the next 30 days. Visit DriveThruComics.com now to download the acclaimed first issues of all of Valiant’s fan favorite ongoing series, including:

“Fan support for Valiant’s first RPG at DriveThruComics.com’s sister site, DriveThruRPG.com, has been huge! In conjunction with Catalyst Game Lab’s launch of the Valiant Universe RPG, we’re proud to offer our a complete selection of comics from Valiant’s award-winning library to DriveThruComics.com’s passionate fans,” said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment.

“Valiant has some of the most exciting and entertaining comics on the market today,” said Matt M. McElroy, Director of Publishing for DriveThruComics.com. “Several members of the DriveThruComics crew were already huge fans of the Valiant characters and creators, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to have these books available on our site.”

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 publishing relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most commercially and critically successful independent publishers in the industry today with an initial slate of titles that included X-O Manowar by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord; Harbinger by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans; and Archer & Armstrong by the New York Times best-selling creative team of writer Fred Van Lente and artist Clayton Henry.

After multiple awards and nominations, including a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year, Valiant ventured even farther in 2013 with the debut of its first crossover event, Harbinger Wars, and the release of Unity #1 by writer Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite – the year’s highest charting debut issue from a non-premier publisher with sales in excess of 70,000 copies. This May, Valiant followed up with “Valiant First” – an all-new line of titles led by the smash-hit ongoing series, Rai, and its biggest crossover event to date, Armor Hunters. Most recently, on the heels of 16 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards, the publisher has announced The Valiant – a prestige format mini-series from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt with art by Eisner Award winner Paolo Rivera.

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BLOODSHOT #25 – Milligan, LaRosa, Chaykin, Swierczynski, and More Assault Valiant’s Giant-Sized Anniversary Blowout in November!

BS_025_COVER-A_LAROSAIn the tradition of X-O MANOWAR #25, HARBINGER #25, and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25… a murderer’s row of all-star talents is going all-in for an oversized, 48-page anniversary blowout chronicling the classified history of Valiant’s most dangerous, most brutal, most relentless hero – BLOODSHOT!

As revealed at USA Today, Valiant will soon unleash BLOODSHOT #25 – an oversized milestone featuring a who’s who of comics talents from throughout Bloodshot’s bullet-riddled history including Peter Milligan (X-Men: Legacy), Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX), Howard Chaykin (Satellite Sam), Duane Swierczynski (Deadpool vs. X-Force), Manuel Garcia (Black Widow), Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre), Al Barrionuevo (The Authority), Justin Jordan (Spread), Rafer Roberts (X-O Manowar #25), Barry Kitson (Empire), and newcomer Daniel Kibblesmith!

Meet the man behind Bloodshot – or is he? – when one soldier’s untapped killer instinct takes over in a feature-sized lead tale of blood, guts, and heart by Peter Milligan and Lewis LaRosa! PLUS…an all-new story by comics master Howard Chaykin! The original BLOODSHOT launch team of Duane Swierczynski and Manuel García join forces once again for a brand new adventure! AND…Duffy Boudreau and Al Barrionuevo take you on Bloodshot’s journey from the end of the line with H.A.R.D. Corps to the Colombian jungle where Unity found him!

BS_025_COVER-B_BARRIONUEVOPacked to the rafters with bonus stories and artwork and a complete cover gallery of Bloodshot’s exploits from 1993 to today, the BLOODSHOT #25 anniversary extravaganza also also features standard covers by Lewis LaRosa and Al Barrionuevo; incentive variant covers by Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) and Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates); and a new throwback variant featuring Bloodshot’s original logo and trade dress design by Bloodshot co-creator and comics legend Don Perlin (The Defenders).

BLOODSHOT #25 is going to be a remarkable milestone for Valiant on multiple levels,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Not only is it the fourth Valiant launch series to cross the 25-issue threshold, but, with Bloodshot taking a lead role in THE VALIANT in just a few months, the timing couldn’t be better to celebrate one of the most iconic and successful characters in the entire Valiant catalog. There is a reason why fans continue to be drawn to this one-of-a-kind creation, and we’ve lined up an all-star cast to give him the anniversary celebration he deserves.”

In the wake of the devastating events of BLOODSHOT #25, Valiant’s most wanted man-at-arms steps directly into THE VALIANT – the highly anticipated prestige format mini-series from superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera beginning in December. 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.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

BLOODSHOT #25 (ANNIVERSARY BLOWOUT!)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN, HOWARD CHAYKIN, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, DUFFY BOUDREAU, JUSTIN JORDAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH, and MORE!
Art by LEWIS LAROSA, HOWARD CHAYKIN, MANUEL GARCIA, AL BARRIONUEVO, RAFER ROBERTS, BARRY KITSON, and MORE!
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by AL BARRIONUEVO
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Throwback Variant by DON PERLIN
Variant COver by BRYAN HITCH
$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | COMING IN NOVEMBER!

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John Layman, Khari Evans, Andy Kuhn, Ramon Villalobos and More Join ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 – A Giant-Sized Anniversary Hullabaloo!

AA_025_COVER-A_HENRYThis October, somebody call the fire marshall because ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25′s epic rager is about to get out of control!

Valiant is proud to announce that New York Times best-selling writer John Layman (Chew, Detective Comics) will join red-hot artists Joe Eisma (Morning Glories), Khari Evans (Harbinger), Andy Kuhn (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Ramon Villalobos (Original Sins) as the latest colossal talents stepping on board ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 – October’s oversized, 48-page anniversary celebration of Valiant’s conspiracy-smashing, globe-trotting adventure duo!

“Archer & Armstrong is absolutely fantastic, and I’m stoked to be part of this landmark issue,” said writer John Layman. “I really love the entire vibe of the book – a buddy action comedy, full of conspiracy and history, and then injected with just pure fantastic gonzo madness. I love books where you can tell the creator is having a good time, because it’s infectious. I’m recommending Archer & Armstrong to anybody who likes fun comics.”

Layman, Evans, Kuhn, and Villalobos are just the latest additions to an already star-studded roster of comics talents set to contribute to Valiant’s next great oversized anniversary milestone, and will join previously solicited creators Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man), Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars), Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal), Justin Jordan (Spread), Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom), Joey Esposito (Captain Ultimate), Donny Cates (Buzzkill), Eliot Rahal (Dark Horse Presents), Juan Doe (Legion of Monsters), Barry Kitson (Legion of Super-Heroes), and more for ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25‘s jam-packed celebration!

AA_025_COVER-B_CRYSTALFresh off of three nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards – including nods for Best Continuing or Limited Series, Most Promising New Talent, and the Special Award for Humor in Comics – Valiant’s history mystery sensation celebrates 25 titanic issues in style this October with a power-packed line-up tackling tales of Archer & Armstrong past, present, and future:

  • “Back to the Beginning” by Fred Van Lente & Clayton Henry
  • “Immortal Combat” by John Layman & Ramon Villalobos
  • A Prelude to November’s Archer & Armstrong: The One Percent #1 by Ray Fawkes & Andy Kuhn
  • “Armstrong in…Forever and a Day” by Justin Jordan & Rafer Roberts
  • “Happy Returns” by Joey Esposito & Joe Eisma
  • “Armstrong’s First Drink” by Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal & Khari Evans
  • The Official Archer & Armstrong Drinking Game by Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal & Juan Doe
  • And much, much more!

The immortal philanderer currently called Armstrong and his headstrong teenage partner are throwing a party on October 29th and YOU’RE INVITED, only in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 – featuring covers by all-star Archer & Armstrong legends Clayton Henry, Shawn Crystal, Pere Perez, Jim Calafiore, and Michael Walsh! (Please pre-order with your local comics retailer to RSVP, bro.)

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 (ANNIVERSARY HULLABALOO!)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE, JOHN LAYMAN, RAY FAWKES, JOEY ESPOSITO, JUSTIN JORDAN, DONNY CATES & ELIOT RAHAL, JUSTIN JORDAN, , and MORE!
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, RAMON VILLALOBOS, ANDY KUHN, JOE EISMA, KHARI EVANS, JUAN DOE, RAFER ROBERTS, BARRY KITSON and MORE!
Cover A by CLAYTON HENRY (AUG141720)
Cover B by SHAWN CRYSTAL (AUG141721)
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (AUG141722)
Throwback Variant by JIM CALAFIORE (AUG141723)
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (AUG141724)
$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 10/29/14 (FOC – 10/6/14)

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Consider VALIANT at the 2014 HARVEY AWARDS!

QUANTUM AND WOODY Leads as the Industry’s Most Nominated Series!

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Valiant is the proud recipient of 16 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards! Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art.

A wide number of Valiant titles and creators earned nominations this year at the Harvey Awards with Quantum and Woody leading the pack as the industry’s most nominated series of the year. We’d like to thank all of the comics professionals who nominated Valiant’s titles and creators, and would like to implore all eligible voters to consider Valiant’s nominations in the following categories before voting ends on Monday, August 18, 2014:

Best Writer
James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment

Best Letterer
Dave Lanphear, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment

Best Colorist
Brian Reber, UNITY, Valiant Entertainment

Best Cover Artist
Andrew Robinson, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment

Most Promising New Talent
James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
Pere Pérez, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER WARS, Valiant Entertainment

Best New Series
QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment

Best Continuing or Limited Series
ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment

Best Graphic Album – Previously Published
HARBINGER VOLUME 1: OMEGA RISING, Valiant Entertainment

Best Single Issue or Story
UNITY #1, Valiant Entertainment

Best Domestic Reprint Project
VALIANT MASTERS: NINJAK VOLUME 1 – BLACK WATER, Valiant Entertainment
VALIANT MASTERS: SHADOWMAN VOLUME 1 – SPIRITS WITHIN, Valiant Entertainment

Special Award for Humor in Comics
James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
Fred Van Lente, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment

Special Award for Excellence in Presentation
HARBINGER WARS, Josh Johns and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment
UNITY, Alejandro Arbona, Josh Johns, and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment

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

Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by Monday, August 18, 2014. Full submission instructions can be found on the final ballot. Voting is open to anyone professionally involved in a creative capacity within the comics field. Final ballots are available at www.harveyawards.org.

The ceremony and banquet for the 2014 Harvey Awards will be held at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con on Saturday night, September 6th. Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 5-7, 2014.

We’ll see you in Baltimore! Viva Valiant!


Peter Milligan and Cary Nord Unleash an All-New Epic in ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 – Coming in November!

EW_DOS_001_COVER-A_HITCHFrom steel comes salvation!

This November, master storyteller Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, Shade the Changing Man) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan) join forces for an epic saga of swords, savagery, and steel in ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of a new three-issue mini-series chronicling the brutal and bloodied history of Valiant’s immortal champion in sweeping scope and bone-crushing scale!

For more than 10,000 years, the Eternal Warrior has stood on guard, protecting the Earth from all who would seek to do it harm. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. Confident in his role, the Eternal Warrior believed he had seen and survived it all…until a mysterious quest in the tenth century led him to question the very foundation of his existence. After completing another brutal mission at the behest of the Geomancers, the Earth’s undying guardian is approached with a cryptic task: to find and save a newborn child – in whose hands might rest the fate of an entire people. But when a thousand conquering Magyar invaders join the quest for the child, can history’s most expert killer be trusted to keep one precious life alive?

“The Eternal Warrior is a character of immense proportions with literally thousands of stories waiting to be told throughout history. Peter and Cary are two masterclass storytellers, and have forged a story that befits the awesome scale and scope,” said series editor Alejandro Arbona. “Set against the backdrop of one of the most ferocious periods in all of human history, Peter has not only delivered an intense action-packed story but one that is also incredibly moving and thought-provoking. And Cary has delivered a herculean effort, producing incredibly detailed and awe-inspiring pages that have to be seen to be believed.”

EW_DOS_001_COVER-B_SANDOVALBefore Gilad joins Bloodshot and an all-star cast of Valiant’s greatest heroes for a brand-new crusade against the Immortal Enemy in THE VALIANT #1 – a new four-issue prestige format mini-series by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt and Paolo Rivera beginning this December – take up the blade and discover the roots of Earth’s immortal champion in ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 – arriving in comic shops everywhere this November from all-star creators Peter Milligan and Cary Nord!

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ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by CARY NORD
Cover A by BRYAN HITCH
Cover B by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by CARY NORD
B&W Sketch Variant by CARY NORD
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | COMING IN NOVEMBER!

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