Meet Armstrong in…A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – Coming in March!

unnamed (1)On March 16th, go “IN THE BAG” with Armstrong in..

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161737)
Cover B by KANO (JAN161738)
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JAN161739)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161740)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JAN161742)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161743)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161744)
Blank Cover also available (JAN161741)

GET SMASHED…OR BE SMASHED! Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo are going “IN THE BAG” for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente!

Meet Armstrong: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

Meet Archer: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners.

Now: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)

Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16th (FOC – 2/22/16)

Teaser Artwork by David Lafuente with Ryan Winn and Brian Reber


Valiant Announces “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” with RAI, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, SHADOWMAN and [CLASSIFIED] – Beginning in May 2016

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Valiant’s Blockbuster Summer Event Explodes into RAI and Four Essential One-Shots Exploring the World of 4001 A.D.

Valiant is proud to announce “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” – a blockbuster new slate of series and one-shots expanding out of the year’s most ambitious crossover event! Encompassing the core 4001 A.D. event, the return of Valiant’s acclaimed RAI ongoing series, and four all-new one-shots revealing the future incarnations of the Valiant Universe’s most iconic heroes, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” is the biggest and most visionary Valiant event to date – and a perfect introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics today.

“From HARBINGER WARS to ARMOR HUNTERS and, most recently, BOOK OF DEATH, Valiant has quickly earned a reputation for producing some of the best and most accessible event comics anywhere in the industry. Now, with 4001 A.D., our writers, artists, and editors has made it their mission to not only match our previous successes in event-level storytelling, but surpass them entirely,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain have done a wondrous job of making 4001 A.D. a complete world unto itself – one that is packed with lost heroes, 100-foot-tall suits of sentient alien armor, and city-sized robots floating on the edge of space.”

The fight for the future begins on May 4th in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new, standalone event series following Rai and the 41st century’s most formidable heroes into the fight against New Japan from New York times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI)!

Then, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes out of the pages of 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) with the return of Rai’s award-winning ongoing series in RAI #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the origin of New Japan and its very first guardian! Discover the secrets behind 4001 A.D. here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and acclaimed artist CAFU (UNITY) unearth the answers that have eluded mankind for nearly two millennia. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And what happened to the nine previous Rai that once swore allegiance to his empire?

Plus: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as an all-star cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the 41st century holds for Valiant’s most iconic heroes in a new series of four indispensable one-shots! Featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and the debut of an all-new, top-secret character with a crucial tie to the present and future of the Valiant Universe, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force here with four new chapters from Valiant’s most acclaimed creators:

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH); Art by Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)
Coming in May

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Coming in June

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Jody Houser (FAITH) & Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
Coming in July

4001 A.D.: [CLASSIFIED] #1
Written by [CLASSIFIED]; Art by [CLASSIFIED]
Coming in August

Each of chapter of “THE SUMMER OF THE 4001 A.D.” is designed for maximum accessibility and can be read in concert with the core 4001 A.D. series or stand on its own for a centuries-spanning vision of the future.

“The Valiant Universe has always spanned multiple time periods, not just the present. But perhaps more so than anywhere we’ve explored thus far, the future of 4001 A.D. is loaded with exciting developments for Valiant’s most beloved characters – many of which we’ve been planning for years,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Now, for the first time, ‘THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.’ is giving us the opportunity to build on the revelations at the heart of last summer’s BOOK OF DEATH event and reveal the true and lasting impact that our heroes’ modern-day exploits will have on the course of human history. From RAI to X-O MANOWAR to BLOODSHOT to SHADOWMAN, each of these new installments of 4001 A.D. will cover a sometimes shocking, sometimes poignant, but always vitally important milestone moment that informs the ongoing narrative behind Matt and Clayton’s epic series. Which is to say nothing of the top-secret new character that will appear in the fourth and final 4001 A.D. one-shot – they are truly something special and are going to leave our longtime fans speculating for a long, long time.”

One hundred years from today, Father – the benevolent artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan – will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic action by launching Japan into space…where its people can thrive in isolation, away from the overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries, as New Japan orbits our increasingly unstable world, it will become a model society – one built on peace, prosperity…and Father’s control.

A thousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn to protect it from all enemies. For hundreds of years into the future, the Rai will single-handedly enforce New Japan’s justice well…and serve Father without question.

Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about to inherit the dark truth behind the origin of his kind…and discover the sinister secret at the heart of Father’s existence. For New Japan to live, Earth must die…and as Rai challenges his former master for the first time in more than a millennium, the lone guardian of New Japan will be cast out of his own Father’s kingdom…

Exiled from the only realm he’s ever known, Rai now walks the ravaged world of 4001 A.D. in search of forgotten heroes like himself…on a mission to collect the last surviving legends of a broken planet…and to forge a rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced civilization in history crashing back down to Earth.

Earth must rise. Father must fall. Rai! Eternal Warrior! X-O Manowar! Bloodshot! Shadowman! Geomancer! And more! The war for the ultimate fate of humanity begins in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) by superstar creators Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain – and continues in May and beyond as “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” rages on…and changes the future of the Valiant Universe for all time!

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

4001 A.D. #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by TULA LOTAY
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK
Interlocking B&W Sketch Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK
Blank Cover also available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN MAY!

RAI #13 (NEW ARC! “4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK
Cover B by CAFU
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Character Design Variant by CAFU
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN MAY!

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CAFU
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | COMING IN MAY!

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Meet Mary-Maria in…A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – Coming in March!

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On March 16th, go “IN THE BAG” with Mary-Maria in…

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161737)
Cover B by KANO (JAN161738)
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JAN161739)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161740)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JAN161742)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161743)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161744)
Blank Cover also available (JAN161741)

GET SMASHED…OR BE SMASHED! Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo are going “IN THE BAG” for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente!

Meet Armstrong: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

Meet Archer: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners.

Now: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)

Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16th (FOC – 2/22/16)

Teaser Artwork by David Lafuente with Ryan Winn and Brian Reber


Meet Davey the Mackerel in…A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – Coming in March!

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On March 16th, go “IN THE BAG” with Davey in…

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 Written by RAFER ROBERTS Art by DAVID LAFUENTE Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161737) Cover B by KANO (JAN161738) Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JAN161739) Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161740) Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JAN161742) Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161743) B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161744) Blank Cover also available (JAN161741)

GET SMASHED…OR BE SMASHED! Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo are going “IN THE BAG” for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente!

Meet Armstrong: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

Meet Archer: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners.

Now: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)

Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16th (FOC – 2/22/16)

Teaser Artwork by David Lafuente with Ryan Winn and Brian Reber


Meet Bacchus in…A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – Coming in March!

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On March 16th, go “IN THE BAG” with Bacchus in…

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161737)
Cover B by KANO (JAN161738)
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JAN161739)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161740)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JAN161742)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161743)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161744)
Blank Cover also available (JAN161741)

GET SMASHED…OR BE SMASHED! Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo are going “IN THE BAG” for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente!

Meet Armstrong: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

Meet Archer: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners.

Now: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)

Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16th (FOC – 2/22/16)

Teaser Artwork by David Lafuente with Ryan Winn and Brian Reber

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblrInstagram, and at ValiantUniverse.com.


VALIANT: 4001 A.D. FCBD SPECIAL Grows to 40 Pages with DIVINITY II, A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG and Extra-Added FAITH!

VALIANT_FCBD-2016_4001 AD_COVER_CRAINValiant’s biggest Free Comic Book Day release ever is about to get even bigger!

Valiant is proud to announce that the publisher’s Gold-level offering for Free Comic Book Day 2016 – the VALIANT: 4001 A.D. FCBD SPECIAL – is growing in size to an unprecedented 40 pages! Beginning with an all-new, never-before-seen prelude to Valiant’s blockbuster event, 4001 A.D., the most exciting Free Comic Book Day title of the summer continues with future-facing glimpses of DIVINITY II and A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, plus an all-new slate of top-secret teasers and a newly added excerpt from the series that has everyone talking – the one and only FAITH!

“Between FAITH, A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, DIVINITY II, and 4001 A.D., 2016 is quickly shaping into a banner year for Valiant. Free Comic Book Day is the perfect opportunity for new fans to find out why now is the perfect time to jump into the most critically acclaimed publisher in comics today,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Whether you’ve come to Valiant through the national spotlight surrounding FAITH, or have been with us since the beginning, this year’s Free Comic Book Day release is going to give everyone a good reason to get excited about what the future holds.”

First, the most ambitious crossover event of the summer begins here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK) and all-star artist Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) present an all-new, never-before-seen prelude to 4001 A.D.! Before Rai begins his crusade to unite the 41st century’s most formidable heroes behind the battle for New Japan, his story starts here with a brand-new tale that will only be available on Free Comic Book Day!

Then, Valiant’s massive Free Comic Book Day celebration continues with exclusive looks inside Valiant’s biggest releases of 2016, including A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 by rising star Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm, Shutter) and superstar artist David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man); and DIVINITY II #1 (of 4) by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis)!

And now the headline-grabbing hero that has taken comics by storm is joining Valiant’s Free Comic Book Day line-up! Miss FAITH’s record-setting, twice sold-out debut? Then jump on board here with an exclusive look inside the FAITH VOL. 1: HOLLYWOOD & VINE trade paperback collection by red-hot writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and explosive artists Francis Portela (Green Lantern) & Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) before it swoops into comic shops everywhere in June! From The Guardian to MTV to People to the Today Show, find out why FAITH is flying high as one of 2016′s most acclaimed new series here as she joins the star-studded cast of Valiant’s 40-page Free Comic Book Day spectacular – available in participating comic shops on Saturday, May 7th!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblrInstagram, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

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Valiant’s Rafer Roberts Hits the Road for the Official A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG SIGNING TOUR – Coming Soon to a Store Near You!

A&A SIGNING TOUR_POSTERThis spring, Valiant’s award-winning adventurer duo are slamming back into stores everywhere and, to celebrate, they’re kidnapping enlisting Valiant’s latest up-and-coming superstar for a cross-country road trip that’s coming soon to your local comics shop…whether they like it or not!

Valiant is proud to announce the official A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG SIGNING TOUR – an 11-date free-for-all schlepping red-hot rising star Rafer Roberts from New York to North Carolina in honor of Valiant’s next hit ongoing series!

Beginning with the release of A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 on March 16th, get smashed or be smashed as this once-in-a-blue-moon signing tour careens toward a town near with you – and brings along A&A swag aplenty, including posters, special Valiant giveaways…and as much bad advice as Armstrong is willing to spare! Jump on your chance to meet Rafer Roberts – the crazed mind behind the all-new, ongoing adventures of Valiant’s globe-trotting, history-hitting heroes – as he brings A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG to these local comic shops up and down the East Coast in March and beyond:

MARCH 16 (A&A RELEASE DAY!)
X-RAY COMICS
HAGERSTOWN, MD
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
https://www.facebook.com/xraycomicshop/

MARCH 18 – 20
CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)
CHICAGO, IL
http://www.c2e2.com/

MARCH 25
BEYOND COMICS
FREDERICK, MD
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET
http://www.beyondcomics.com/

MARCH 25
BEYOND COMICS
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
http://www.beyondcomics.com/

MARCH 26
FANTOM COMICS
WASHINGTON, DC
TIME TBA
http://www.fantomcomics.com/

MARCH 30
BEYOND COMICS
GAITHERSBURG, MD
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
http://www.beyondcomics.com/

APRIL 2-3
SC COMICON
GREENVILLE, SC
http://sccomicon.com/

APRIL 16
THE COMIC BOOK SHOP
WILMINGTON, DE
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
http://www.thecomicbookshop.com/

APRIL 23
MEMORY LANE COMICS
WILMINGTON, NC
TIME TBA
http://www.mlcshop.com/

APRIL 30 – MAY 1
4-STATE RETRO POP AND COMIC CON
WAYNESBORO, PA
https://www.facebook.com/events/511231459045006/

MAY 7 (FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016)
SOUND GO ROUND
VESTAL, NY
TIME TBA
http://soundgoroundny.com/

Why the momentous occasion, you ask? Because on March 16th, Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo are beginning an all-out assault on the senses in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm, Shutter) and superstar artist David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man)! Valiant’s next blockbuster series starts here in March with “IN THE BAG” – a insane rescue mission sending Archer into the depths of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to free his roguish partner from an ages-old enemy…but only if he can fight his way through a mind-bending maze of history’s greatest lost treasures first!

MEET ARMSTRONG: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

MEET ARCHER: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman who was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, these two have become great friends and even better partners.

NOW: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)

Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

On March 16th, buckle in for a wild tour of the world that awaits inside Armstrong’s satchel in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – and then kick out the jams in person with writer Rafer Roberts when the official A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG SIGNING TOUR crashes a party near you!

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

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161737)
Cover B by KANO (JAN161738)
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JAN161739)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161740)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JAN161742)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161743)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161744)
Blank Cover also available (JAN161741)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16th (FOC – 2/22/16)

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (FEB161884)
Cover B by KANO (FEB161885)
Cover C by MONICA GALLAGHER (FEB161886)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (FEB161887)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (FEB161888)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (FEB161889)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 13th (FOC – 3/21/16)

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Valiant Previews: NINJAK #12 | THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #3 (of 4) – On Sale February 10th!

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NINJAK #12 (“OPERATION: DEADSIDE” – PART 3)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (DEC151669)
Cover B by TOM RANEY (DEC151670)
Cover C by CLAYTON HENRY (DEC151671)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (DEC151672)
Variant Cover by KERON GRANT (DEC151673)

Into the darkness… as “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” reveals the secrets of Shadowman!

MI-6′s doomed rescue mission into a parallel dimension is in dire peril as Ninjak and Punk Mambo find themselves face-to-face with the one and only Shadowman! But what is the true nature of the man once called Jack Boniface…and has his time trapped amidst the Deadside’s horrors stolen his humanity once and for all? A battle to save the soul of the Valiant Universe is about to begin – but even the good guys can’t be sure if they’re on the right side!

The Valiant milestone of 2016 continues here as superstar creators Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) bring “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” thundering towards an unmissable climax!

$3.99 | 40 pgs | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 10

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MIRAGE-SEC_003_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICTHE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #3 (of 4)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (DEC151677)
Cover B by KEVIN WADA (DEC151678)
Cover C by BILQUIS EVELY (DEC151679)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (DEC151680)

Shan Fong-Mirage thought she had solved the riddle of her ghostly husband…

They thought the magic of an ancient scroll, the Secunda Vita, could restore Hwen Mirage’s physical form. But the spells in the scroll are deadly…and after spending decades trapped within its words, the malevolent and corrupted spirit of a long-dead sorcerer has been freed to wreak lethal havoc on Earth! To stop this dark force once and for all, Shan and Hwen Mirage must marshal an alliance of old friends and new enemies, of the living and the dead. If they should fail? The living will die…and the dead will be extinguished in this life and the next!

Valiant’s Harvey Award-nominated sensation unleashes an all-new chapter as acclaimed creators Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil) throw the Doctors Mirage into their biggest adventure yet!

$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 10

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Retailer Advisory: Valiant’s FAITH #1 Flies into Third Printing – In Stores Alongside FAITH #2 in February!

FAITH_001_COVER_THIRD PRINTINGFAITH is flying high! From The Guardian to MTV to People to the Today Show, Valiant’s sky-strafing hero has taken the press by storm…and now she’s soaring into her third sold-out printing!

Valiant is proud to announce that FAITH #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the stratospheric new limited series by rising star Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (Green Lantern) and Marguerite Savauge (DC Comics Bombshells) – has once again sold out at the distributor level and will return to stores shelves on February 24th alongside FAITH #2 (of 4) with the FAITH #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING.

Bursting out of the pages of HARBINGER, meet the sensational hero that’s captured the attention of the world right here as Faith “Zephyr” Herbert steps into her very first solo adventure – and a spectacular new jumping-on point for the Valiant Universe! After two sold-out printings, stunning reviews, and international media coverage, find out for yourself why FAITH #1 (of 4) is already being heralded as the runaway new series debut of 2016 and one of the most critically acclaimed series of the New Year:

“✮✮✮✮✮… [A] truly stunning book… This is a superhero done right, folks, and that’s something we can all appreciate.” – Nerdist

“✮✮✮✮✮… A perfect first issue… FAITH shines as a true jumping-on point…” – Comic Bastards

“✮✮✮✮✮… You will have faith in FAITH. The first page is enough to get you hooked.” – First Comics News

“✮✮✮✮½… FAITH is yet another utterly brilliant character from a company that seems to thrive on brilliant characters, and this is an upbeat, positive and – above all – a truly fun book that deserves to be seen by as many eyes as possible.” – Big Comic Page

“✮✮✮✮½… Absolutely refreshing… We need more stories like this in comics.” – Comicosity

“✮✮✮✮… [A] blast of fresh, companion field-fueled air… Welcome to the big leagues, Faith. You’ve made it.” – IGN

“✮✮✮✮… There has never been a character in comic books like Faith Herbert… A propulsive, character-centric story that gives us enough to leave us wanting to hang out with Faith and her diverse co-stars more.” – Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮… [FAITH] makes her character even more likeable, if such a thing were even possible.” – Comic Book Resources

“✮✮✮✮… Often hilarious and always mindful, [FAITH] is a Valiant slam-dunk…” – Doomrocket

Orphaned at a young age, Faith Herbert – a psionically gifted “psiot” discovered by the Harbinger Foundation – has always aspired to greatness. But now this once-ordinary teenager is taking control of her destiny and becoming the hard-hitting hero she’s always known she can be – complete with a mild-mannered secret identity, unsuspecting colleagues, and a day job as a reporter that routinely throws her into harm’s way! Well, at least she thought it would… When she’s not typing up listicles about cat videos, Faith makes a secret transformation to patrol the night as the City of Angels’ own leading superhero – the sky-soaring Zephyr!

But flying solo is going to be tougher than she ever thought when Zephyr uncovers a deep-rooted alien conspiracy. Two-bit burglars and car thieves are one thing, but when the world needs a hero to stave off a full-blown extraterrestrial invasion, will Faith find herself in over her head…or ready for her biggest challenge yet?

On February 24th, get ready to #FLYLIKEFAITH when Valiant’s headline-grabbing solo debut returns to comic shops everywhere with the FAITH #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING!

Plus: Faith’s milestone-making adventure continues the same day with FAITH #2 (of 4) – also on sale February 24th! Contact your local comics retailer to reserve your copy today!

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

FAITH #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover by TK TK (DEC158662)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 24 (FOC – 2/8/16)

FAITH #2 (of 4)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (DEC151654)
COVER B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (DEC151655)
Cover C by FRANCIS PORTELA (DEC151656)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER (DEC151657)
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 24 (FOC – 2/1/16)

 

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First Look: BLOODSHOT REBORN #12 – Jeff Lemire & Lewis LaRosa’s “THE ANALOG MAN” Bombards Los Angeles in April!

BSRB_012_COVER-A_BODENHEIMValiant is proud to present an advance preview of BLOODSHOT REBORN #12 – the next armor-piercing installment of “THE ANALOG MAN” from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and artist extraordinaire Lewis LaRosa (The Punisher)! Presented in the deluxe VALIANT PRESTIGE format, jump 30 years into the future of the Valiant Universe here on April 20th as Bloodshot and Ninjak lead an assault on the fortified ramparts of Los Angeles 2046 in search of the secret that transformed the world into a post-apocalyptic wasteland!

Motivated by the latest in a never-ending barrage of tragedies, Bloodshot is teaming with his old friend and ally, Ninjak, to take down the marauding bands of Shadowmen that roam the landscape and the deadly X-O Manowar armor-drones that fly high above it. But Bloodshot is not the technologically advanced warrior he once was… Can he overcome the onslaught of the future’s bleeding-edge “goo-tech” defenses? And just who is the Man in the White Tower…and how he is responsible for this extraordinarily dangerous world of tomorrow?

Come on board the must-see action epic of 2016 and find out for yourself why “THE ANALOG MAN” is the gasoline-soaked jumping-on point that’s taken fans and critics by storm:

“✮✮✮✮✮… Crazy, all-out action that pushes [Valiant’s] characters to their limits… I cannot recommend this title enough.” – Outright Geekery

“✮✮✮✮✮… [THE ANALOG MAN] is 120-proof pure dystopian fiction and apocalyptic literature at its finest. Writer Jeff Lemire has created a story that you need to go and tell your friends (and enemies) to read… A pleasure to read and to experience.” – All-Comic

“✮✮✮✮✮… [THE ANALOG MAN] is one of the best comics I have read period… Giving us a gritty landscape and a compelling narrative, the creative team certainly make this a story worth following, with the dynamic atmosphere and twists adding that extra layer of awesomeness.” – SnapPow.com

“9.5/10… Jaw-dropping good. It’s foreboding and epic like something out of Blade Runner… This rip roaring story takes you on a ride you don’t want to miss.” – Adventures in Poor Taste!

“✮✮✮✮ ½… One of the best books on the shelves even [as] Lemire and Larosa take us 30 years into the future… You should pick this up for the art alone; it’s that good.” – Bounding into Comics

“✮✮✮✮… Lewis Larosa and Brian Reber have turned this up to 11… [THE ANALOG MAN] has some mileage, and it’s going to be lively seeing what Jeff Lemire has dreamed up for us.” – Big Comic Page

“✮✮✮✮… This book is full of excitement and any readers looking to jump onto [BLOODSHOT REBORN] have a great opportunity here.” – Comicosity

On April 20th, Jeff Lemire and Lewis LaRosa bring Bloodshot barreling into the latest prestige-format chapter of “THE ANALOG MAN,” only in BLOODSHOT REBORN #12 – featuring covers by Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis), Jeffrey Veregge (Red Wolf), Tula Lotay (The Wicked + The Divine), and Roberto de la Torre (THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE)!

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

BLOODSHOT REBORN #11 (“THE ANALOG MAN” – PART 2)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by RYAN SOOK (DEC151648)
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY (DEC151649)
Cover C by JEFFREY VEREGGE (DEC151650)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (DEC151651)
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL (DEC151652)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale FEBRUARY 24 (FOC – 2/1/16)

BLOODSHOT REBORN ANNUAL 2016 #1 (64 PAGES!)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE with RAY FAWKES, MICHEL FIFFE & BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY
Art by KANO with RAY FAWKES, BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY
Cover A by KANO (JAN161750)
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM (JAN161751)
Variant Cover by ROBERT WILSON IV (JAN161752
Variant Cover by KERON GRANT (JAN161753)
$5.99 | 64 pgs. | T+| On sale MARCH 23 (FOC – 2/29/16)

BLOODSHOT REBORN #12 (“THE ANALOG MAN” – PART 3)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM (FEB161896)
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ (FEB161897)
Cover C by JEFFREY VEREGGE (FEB161898)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (FEB161899)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (FEB161900)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale APRIL 20 (FOC – 3/28/16)

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