First Look: NINJAK #6 – Matt Kindt and Raúl Allén Begin “THE SHADOW WARS” in August!

NINJAK_006_COVER_A_SUAYANBeginning in August, MI-6′s most dangerous master spy goes head-to-head against a gauntlet of deadly new enemies for…”THE SHADOW WARS”!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of NINJAK #6 – the FIRST ISSUE of “THE SHADOW WARS,” an all-new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and visionary rising star Raúl Allén (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR)! Start reading here on August 26th as Ninjak dices his way through the secret leadership of the Shadow Seven one member at time…and confronts four all-new enemies obsessed with bringing down MI-6 by any means necessary!

Ninjak went to Tokyo to destroy the shadowy Weaponeer arms cartel from the inside out, beginning with its secret council of shinobi masters…the Shadow Seven. Now, the world’s top super-spy is cutting his way through the four death-defying members – The Barbe, Fitzy, Fakir, and Sanguine – that stand between him and the one secret that still eludes him… Who really wields the power behind the world’s most powerful terrorist network? Who is the secret seventh member of the Shadow Seven? And what do they want with Colin King?

Then, Ninjak’s essential second feature, THE LOST FILES, continues in each 40-page issue of “THE SHADOW WARS!” Beginning in NINJAK #6, Matt Kindt and Eisner-nominated artist Butch Guice (Captain America) reunite to reveal how Colin King and Neville Alcott first met – and the deadly secret Neville has kept from his most valuable field agent! The second act of THE LOST FILES starts here!

On August 26th, all-star creators Matt Kindt, Raúl Allén, and Butch Guice bring the full might of the Shadow Seven crashing down on MI-6’s most elite intelligence operative when “THE SHADOW WARS” begin in NINJAK #6! Featuring covers by Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (DIVINITY), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), and Clayton Henry (IVAR, TIMEWALKER), Ninjak’s latest mission ratchets up the stakes with an all-new jumping-on point for the series that Newsarama calls “a rollicking rollercoaster…of martial-arts infused espionage.”

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Written by MATT KINDT
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Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JUN151602)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (JUN151603)
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT (JUN151604)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUN151605)
$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 26 (FOC – 8/3/15)

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The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Adds New Dates for Summer and Beyond – Beginning at StocktonCon 2015!

valiant-con-tour-poster-v2After smash-hit appearances at more than a dozen conventions across North America, Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration is about to get even bigger with an all-new wave of dates coming soon to a city near you!

Valiant is proud to announce an all-new series of dates for the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour – extending Valiant’s year-long celebration of 25 years of the largest independent universe in comics with new appearances in cities across the country! Kicking off at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA on August 8th, the next leg of Valiant’s comic book roadshow will be coming soon to fans at Alamo City Comic Con 2015 in San Antonio, TX, Rose City Comic Con 2015 in Portland, OR, Baltimore Comic Con 2015 in Baltimore, MD, and New York Comic Con 2015 in New York, NY…with many more major appearances anywhere and everywhere in between!

With exclusive convention-only swag and giveaways, creator signings, panels and programming, and more, get the inside track on what’s next for Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe at a convention near you! From DIVINITY to BOOK OF DEATH and BLOODSHOT REBORN to WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant is bringing its biggest, best and brightest to fans across the country, beginning this August:

Saturday, August 8th – Sunday, August 9th:
StocktonCon

Stockton Arena
Stockton, CA

Friday, September 11th – Sunday, September 13th:
Alamo City Comic Con

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

Saturday, September 19th – Sunday, September 20th:
Rose City Comic Con

Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Friday, September 25th – Sunday, September 27th:
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Saturday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 4th:
Alternative Press Expo

San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA

Thursday, October 8th – Sunday, October 11th:
New York Comic Con

Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

Saturday, October 17th – Sunday, October 18th:
Buffalo Comicon

The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Buffalo, NY

Saturday, October 24th
Pittsburgh Comic & Collectibles Show

New Dimension Comics
Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, November 13th – Sunday, November 15th:
NC Comicon

Durham Convention Center
Durham, NC

Saturday, November 21st – Sunday, November 22nd:
New Jersey Comic Expo

New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
Edison, NJ

The second leg of the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour officially kicks off next week at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA – and we’re bringing a boatload of giveaways and merchandise to kick things off! From Saturday, August 8th through Sunday, August 9th, join Valiant at Booth #45/46 inside the Stockton Arena and find out why Valiant is the best reviewed publisher in comics today with a complete collection of volume one trade paperbacks – each intro-priced at just $9.99!

Check out Valiant’s acclaimed ongoing and limited series with trade paperback collections from the most nominated publisher of the 2015 Harvey Awards with nominated titles including THE VALIANT and THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE. Plus, jump on board Valiant’s latest sold-out series with BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, BLOODSHOT REBORN, and more – available at the Valiant booth all weekend long.

The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour rides again this August at StocktonCon 2015! Visit ValiantUniverse.com for more details and dates as Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration continues!

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Valiant’s BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 Sells Out, Second Printing Coming in September!

BOD-BLOODSHOT_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGValiant is proud to announce that BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 – the first of four standalone one-shots revealing the future of the Valiant Universe as told in the Geomancer’s BOOK OF DEATH – has sold out at the distributor level and will return to shelves September 2nd with the BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING!

From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Extraordinary X-Men), and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (BOOK OF DEATH), jump into the cataclysmic event of the summer here with a journey across the centuries revealing the future fate and ultimate end for Project Rising Spirit’s indestructible commando in a special standalone tale bridging BLOODSHOT REBORN and BOOK OF DEATH!

The lovers he’s known, the allies he’s trusted… All will eventually return to dust… But will the nanites that transformed Bloodshot – body, mind and soul – ever let him truly rest? For the very first time, read an essential chapter of the Book of the Geomancer as Project Rising Spirit’s ultimate walking weapon soldiers on from the modern day into the far future of the Valiant Universe…and reveals the truth behind what could be the very last Bloodshot story that will ever come to pass…

On September 2nd, discover what the future holds for an indelible Valiant icon as all-star creators Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite chronicle Bloodshot’s future adventures in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING!

Contact your local retailer and use the order code listed below to reserve your copies of these essential chapter from BOOK OF DEATH:

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BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
$3.99 | $32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale SEPTEMBER 2 (FOC – 8/10/15)

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Plus: go back to the beginning and revisit the sold-out first chapter in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING – the 40-page first chapter of Valiant’s colossal comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern) and all-star artists Robert Gill (ETERNAL WARRIOR, Batgirl) and Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, Justice) – in stores August 19th! Featuring the last stands of Valiant icons, the first appearances of all-new heroes, and tantalizing clues of future events, BOOK OF DEATH is the gateway to the next decade of the Valiant Universe and beyond!

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BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUN158249)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 19 (FOC – 7/27/15)

Then: the comic book event of the summer continues in between each issue of BOOK OF DEATH with three other visionary tales of present and future ripped directly from the pages of the Book of the Geomancer! Each month, join an all-star cast of creators as they come aboard the year’s monumental comics event to chronicle the ultimate fate of Valiant’s most monumental heroes. From the modern day to the far future, the destinies of Ninjak, the Harbinger Renegades, X-O Manowar, and more will stand revealed in the next essential chapters at the epicenter of BOOK OF DEATH:

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BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by KANO (JUN151597)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (JUN151598)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUN151599)
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS (JUN151600)
$3.99 US | 32 pages | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale AUGUST 26 (FOC – 8/3/15)

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BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KANO
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (JUL151661)
Cover B by FRANCIS PORTELA (JUL151662)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (JUL151663)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUL151664)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale SEPTEMBER 30 (FOC – 9/7/15)

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BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale OCTOBER 21 (FOC – 9/28/15)

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Valiant New Printing Alert: BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 | BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 | NINJAK #4 – Back in Stores in August!

BSRB_002_COVER_SECONDValiant is proud to announce new printings for three sold-out issues of the summer’s hottest new series with the BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 SECOND PRINTING, BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 SECOND PRINTING, and NINJAK #4 SECOND PRINTING – all returning to store shelves on August 26th!

First, New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Descender) and superstar-in-the-making Mico Suayan (Moon Knight) unleash two essential, action-packed chapters of the acclaimed “COLORADO” epic in the BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 SECOND PRINTING and BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 SECOND PRINTING! Bloodshot is hot on the trail of another mysterious mass-murderer – but he may find the only way to stop this madman is to do the one thing Bloodshot swore he would never do again. Can Bloodshot resist his past or will he succumb to the bloodthirsty voices in his head as they get louder…and more violent?

Then, New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and an all-star cast of artists – including Juan José Ryp (BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER), Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells), Clay Mann (Gambit), and Butch Guice (Captain America) – come together to reveal the origin of Ninjak’s newest nemesis! But who is Roku – the seemingly indestructible warrior who’s proven to be one of the deadliest assassins in the Valiant Universe – and what impact does she have on Colin King’s future? Don’t miss this special standalone tale of the world’s most lethal woman and Valiant’s newest leading lady!

Contact your local retailer and use the order codes listed below to reserve your copies of these essential Valiant blockbusters:

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 SECOND PRINTING (JUN158303)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99 | $32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 26 (FOC – 8/3/15)

“✮✮✮✮✮…BLOODSHOT REBORN might be one of the strongest starts to a series at Valiant.” – Comic Vine

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 SECOND PRINTING (JUN158302)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99 | $32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 26 (FOC – 8/3/15)

“BLOODSHOT REBORN is not so quietly taking claim as Valiant’s best new title, so best get on it, and quick.” – IGN

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NINJAK #4 SECOND PRINTING (JUN158304)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE, CLAY MANN, and BUTCH GUICE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
$3.99 | $32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 26 (FOC – 8/3/15)

“Matt Kindt provides plenty of style to this origin story…and the artistic team makes the issue feel even more special.” – ComicBook.com

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Valiant Previews: NINJAK #5 – On Sale July 29th!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (APR151766)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (APR151767)
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN (APR151768)
Variant Cover by CAFU (APR151769)

The final secret of the Shadow Seven exposed!

Ninjak’s mission to destroy Weaponeer and its secret cabal of shinobi masters just got a bit more complicated…since the newest leader of Weaponeer is… Ninjak himself?! Meanwhile, Roku’s gone missing, but we all know the world’s deadliest woman is at her most dangerous when she’s out of sight!

Plus: Colin King’s past comes back to haunt him in a big way as NINJAK: THE LOST FILES reveals a deadly connection to Ninjak’s present as Clay Mann (X-Men) returns with Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Butch Guice (Captain America)!

$3.99 | 40 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 29

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First Look: Joshua Dysart and Kano Reach a Cosmic Reckoning in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1 – Coming in September!

BOD-HARBINGER_001_COVER-A_ALLENA showdown. An apocalypse. An ending. This September, the twin forces behind the rise and fall of the Harbinger Foundation collide once and for all in a devastating new chapter of BOOK OF DEATH!

Valiant is proud to present the first look inside BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1 – an essential standalone chapter of the summer’s cataclysmic event, BOOK OF DEATH, from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER, IMPERIUM) and blockbuster artist Kano (THE DELINQUENTS, Swamp Thing)! This September, the dawn of the new Dark Age foretold in the Book of the Geomancer continues with a glimpse into the future of the Valiant Universe…and the revelation of the long-awaited final reckoning between the world’s two most powerful psiots…Peter Stanchek and Toyo Harada!

Many years from today, Peter Stanchek, the Renegades, the Harbinger Foundation, the Bleeding Monk, and Toyo Harada’s Imperium all reach their terminus, as the entire planet becomes the battlefield for the most devastating psionic combat humanity has ever seen. The Great Destroyer, long prophesied and foreseen, comes to Earth at last. Who will survive…and what will be left of them?

This September, join all-star creators Joshua Dysart and Kano for a journey to the far end of the Geomancer’s BOOK OF DEATH to reveal the final, unavoidable end for two of the Valiant Universe’s most powerful foes in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1 – an all-new one-shot featuring covers by Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR), Francis Portela (IVAR, TIMEWALKER), Ryan Lee (RAI), and Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)!

Plus: go back to the beginning and revisit the sold-out first chapter in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING – the 40-page first chapter of Valiant’s colossal comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern) and all-star artists Robert Gill (ETERNAL WARRIOR, Batgirl) and Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, Justice) – in stores August 19th! Featuring the last stands of Valiant icons, the first appearances of all-new heroes, and tantalizing clues of future events, BOOK OF DEATH is the gateway to the next decade of the Valiant Universe and beyond!

Then: the comic book event of the summer continues in between each issue of BOOK OF DEATH with three other visionary tales of present and future ripped directly from the pages of the Book of the Geomancer! Each month, join an all-star cast of creators as they come aboard the year’s monumental comics event to chronicle the ultimate fate of Valiant’s most indelible heroes. From the modern day to the far future, the destinies of Bloodshot, Ninjak, the Harbinger Renegades, X-O Manowar, and more will stand revealed in four essential, standalone chapters at the epicenter of BOOK OF DEATH:

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Doug Braithwaite
Cover by Rafa Sandoval
ONE-SHOT | On sale in July

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine
Cover by Kano
ONE-SHOT | On sale in August

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; Art by Kano
Cover by Raul Allen
ONE-SHOT | On sale in September

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti; Art by Clayton Henry
Cover by Cary Nord
ONE-SHOT | On sale in October

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BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by ROBERT VENDETTA
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUN158249)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 19 (FOC – 7/27/15)

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151595)
Cover B by JEFTE PALO (MAY151596)
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN (MAY151597)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY151598)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT |On Sale JULY 22 (FOC – 6/29/15)

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD (JUN151591)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN151592)
Cover C by KANO (JUN151593)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (JUN151594)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (JUN151595)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 19 (FOC – 7/27/15)

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by KANO (JUN151597)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (JUN151598)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUN151599)
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS (JUN151600)
$3.99 US | 32 pages | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale AUGUST 26 (FOC – 8/3/15)

BOOK OF DEATH #3 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD (JUL151656)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUL151657)
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (JUL151658)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (JUL151659)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (JUL151660)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 23 (FOC – 8/31/15)

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Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KANO
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (JUL151661)
Cover B by FRANCIS PORTELA (JUL151662)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (JUL151663)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUL151664)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale SEPTEMBER 30 (FOC – 9/7/15)

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Valiant’s BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) Reaps Instant Sell-Out, Second Printing Coming in August!

BOD_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGSo let it be written… So let it be done… BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) is one of 2015’s most sought-after comic book debuts!

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) – the 40-page opening chapter of the summer’s cataclysmic summer event and the publisher’s highest selling new series debut to date – has sold out at the distributor level just days after its initial release and will return with the BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING on August 19th, alongside BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4)!

Jump into the award-winning world of the Valiant Universe here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern) and all-star artists Robert Gill (ETERNAL WARRIOR, Batgirl) and Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, Justice) begin a thousand-year journey into the future…and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today!

“Retailers across the country are reporting that BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) is Valiant’s strongest selling title to date and, even with a print run of 70,000, many stores have already sold out,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Robert Vendtti, Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite have masterfully orchestrated a comic book epic that is not only packed with action, drama and a cast of Valiant’s heaviest hitters, but that is also vitally important to the future of our biggest characters. BOOK OF DEATH truly is a roadmap to the next decade of the Valiant Universe and it’s only appropriate that it has already incited this unprecedented level of response from fans and retailers.”

The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.

Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.

Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?

Featuring the last stands of Valiant icons, the first appearances of all-new heroes, and tantalizing clues of future events, BOOK OF DEATH is the gateway to the next decade of the Valiant Universe and beyond!

On August 19th, join the essential comic book epic of 2015 right here as the present and future of the largest independent superhero universe in comics today unleash a blistering new milestone in the BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING – in stores with BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4)!

Start reading here to find out why fans and critics agree – BOOK OF DEATH is one of the summer’s most acclaimed comic book events and a brilliant introduction to the heroes of the Valiant Universe:

“9/10… [An] epic crossover done right… [BOOK OF DEATH] has all the makings of another instant classic from the always entertaining Valiant Universe.” – Bloody Disgusting

“Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite are one hell of a team… This is a must buy.” – Comic Vine

“Whether you’re a hardcore Valiant fan or just curious about this rapidly expanding superhero universe, this is a comic you’ll want to check out.” – IGN

“It really is the best kind of crossover… BOOK OF DEATH is a a bold entry point into the Valiant Universe and, for long time fans, a crossover that seems to validate tons of long-term stories.” – Multiversity Comics

“9/10… Writer Robert Venditti does a brilliant job of introducing readers to this epic tale…[and] the artwork on this series is just as impressive… The perfect taster for comic fans that are considering jumping on the bandwagon.” – SnapPow.com

“Valiant is a publisher on the move and poised to break into the big time. BOOK OF DEATH is a perfect jumping-on point for someone looking to see what Valiant has to offer, which is plenty.” – Bam Smack Pow

“Robert Venditti crafts a brilliant first issue…[and] Robert Gill with Doug Braithwaite give us some fantastic back drops to the action…” – Graphic Policy

“9.8/10… A highly entertaining start to the series complete with an engrossing story and interesting character development.” – Hulking Reviewer

“9/10… [BOOK OF DEATH] is what you want out of a superhero book.” – Bounding Into Comics

Plus: BOOK OF DEATH continues all summer with four visionary tales of present and future ripped directly from the pages of the Book of the Geomancer! Each month, join an all-star cast of creators as they come aboard the year’s monumental comics event to chronicle the ultimate fate of Valiant’s most indelible heroes. From the modern day to the far future, the destinies of Bloodshot, Ninjak, the Harbinger Renegades, X-O Manowar, and more will stand revealed in four essential, standalone chapters at the epicenter of BOOK OF DEATH, beginning this week with BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1:

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Doug Braithwaite
Cover by Rafa Sandoval
ONE-SHOT | On sale in July

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine
Cover by Kano
ONE-SHOT | On sale in August

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; Art by Kano
Cover by Raul Allen
ONE-SHOT | On sale in September

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti; Art by Clayton Henry
Cover by Cary Nord
ONE-SHOT | On sale in October

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BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by ROBERT VENDETTA
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUN158249)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151595)
Cover B by JEFTE PALO (MAY151596)
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN (MAY151597)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY151598)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT |On Sale JULY 22 (FOC – 6/29/15)

BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD (JUN151591)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN151592)
Cover C by KANO (JUN151593)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (JUN151594)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (JUN151595)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 19 (FOC – 7/27/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by KANO (JUN151597)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (JUN151598)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUN151599)
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS (JUN151600)
$3.99 US | 32 pages | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale AUGUST 26 (FOC – 8/3/15)

BOOK OF DEATH #3 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD (JUL151656)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUL151657)
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (JUL151658)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (JUL151659)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (JUL151660)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 23 (FOC – 8/31/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KANO
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (JUL151661)
Cover B by FRANCIS PORTELA (JUL151662)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (JUL151663)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUL151664)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale SEPTEMBER 30 (FOC – 9/7/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale OCTOBER 21 (FOC – 9/28/15)

BOOK OF DEATH #4 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN
Cover C by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Valiant Icons Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT |On Sale OCTOBER 28 (FOC – 10/5/15)

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Valiant Previews: BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 | IVAR, TIMEWALKER #7 – On Sale July 22nd!

BOD-BLOODSHOT_001_COVER-A_SANDOVALBOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151595)
Cover B by JEFTE PALO (MAY151596)
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN (MAY151597)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY151598)

Superstar creators Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Doug Braithwaite (IMPERIUM) chronicle Bloodshot’s ultimate fate in a visionary tale of present and future torn from the pages of BOOK OF DEATH!

The lovers he’s known, the allies he’s trusted… All will eventually return to dust… But will the nanites that transformed Bloodshot – body, mind and soul – ever let him truly rest? For the very first time, read an essential chapter of the Book of the Geomancer as Project Rising Spirit’s ultimate walking weapon soldiers on from the modern day into the far future of the Valiant Universe…and reveals the truth behind the very last Bloodshot story that will ever come to pass…

Don’t miss the never-before-revealed story of Bloodshot’s final adventures as BOOK OF DEATH foretells the devastating fate of Valiant’s unrelenting soldier…from now to a thousand years hence…

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale JULY 22

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IVAR_007_COVER-A_ALLENIVAR, TIMEWALKER #7
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (MAY151615)
Cover B by STEVE LIEBER (MAY151616)
Platinum Age Variant by ROBERT GILL (MAY151617)

“BREAKING HISTORY” – PART 3! Assault on Obliv-1!

The Anni-Padda brothers prepare a suicide mission at the end of time with Amelia Earhart, the Lurkers, and the angriest Bloodshot nanite of all time. Meanwhile, Neela Sethi is forced to make a dark decision alongside her future self. It’s the last stand of humanity against the Big Crunch as the penultimate issue of BREAKING HISTORY changes our future forever! New York Times best selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Francis Portela (Green Lantern Corps) storm an enemy beachhead at the end of time itself!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 22

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First Look: Jeff Lemire and Butch Guice Lead “THE HUNT” in BLOODSHOT REBORN #6 – An All-New Story Arc Beginning in September!

BSRB_006_COVER-A_SUAYANValiant is proud to present an advance preview of BLOODSHOT REBORN #6, the FIRST ISSUE of “THE HUNT” – the new, unrelenting story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Descender) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Butch Guice (NINJAK, Captain America)! On September 16th, one of the year’s most acclaimed new ongoing series rockets into a shocking new jumping-on point as Valiant’s indestructible hero and his newest accomplice track the bloodstained trail of Bloodshot’s most brutal, nanite-fueled doppelgänger yet!

Bloodshot is on the hunt. Determined to stop the violent reign of terror that plagues Colorado, Bloodshot must journey across the Rocky Mountains to destroy the remaining nanites that have caused mass murderers to spring up across the state. But will the drugs, booze, and insane visions rattling around his head put an end to his journey before it begins? And have the tiny machines freed from his bloodstream finally found the one thing Bloodshot fears the most – a new host even deadlier than himself?

On September 16th, superstar creators Jeff Lemire and Butch Guice take the next powder-burned step in Bloodshot’s path to redemption when “THE HUNT” takes hold in BLOODSHOT REBORN #6 – featuring covers by Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Glenn Fabry (Preacher), Garry Brown (The Massive), Steve Lieber (Whiteout), and Benjamin Marra (Strange Tales)! Discover a devastating new vision of the Valiant Universe’s most dangerous man right here with an all-new jumping-on point for the series that Multiversity Comics calls “as compelling as it is awesome,” only in BLOODSHOT REBORN #6 – in stores September 16th!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #6 (“THE HUNT” – PART 1)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (JUL151666)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL151667)
Cover C by GLENN FABRY (JUL151668)
Cover D by GARRY BROWN (JUL151669)
Variant Cover by STEVE LIEBER (JUL1516670)
Variant Cover by BENJAMIN MARRA (JUL151671)
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 16

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Valiant Entertainment Leads 2015 Harvey Awards as Most Nominated Publisher

Twenty Nominations for Series Including THE VALIANT, THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE, RAI, and More

HARVEY_NOMINEE_LOGOThe nominations are in for the 2015 Harvey Awards…and Valiant is leading the ballot as the most nominated publisher of the year!

With 20 nominations across a variety of titles in nearly every eligible category, Valiant is honored to announce its status as the single most nominated comic book publisher of the 2015 Harvey Awards. The nominations span some of the past year’s most acclaimed ongoing and limited series debuts, including THE VALIANT by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera; THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE by Jen Van Meter, Roberto de la Torre, and David Baron; ARMOR HUNTERS by Robert Venditti, Doug Braithwaite, and Laura Martin; and RAI by Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain; as well as select backlist titles, such as THE COMPLETE QUANTUM AND WOODY CLASSIC OMNIBUS – the first-ever comprehensive collection of Christopher Priest and MD Bright’s groundbreaking superhero series; and many more.

“We at Valiant have been fortunate to work with some of the most talented creators in the industry today,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “To see their hard work recognized so notably by a body of their peers is a testament to the time, effort, and dedication that our writers, artists, inkers, colorists, letterers, and editors have committed to ensure that Valiant, month by month, publishes some of the best series anywhere in comics.”

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. They will be presented September 26, 2015 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.

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.

Valiant Entertainment is honored to be considered in the following categories:

BEST COLORIST

Laura Martin, ARMOR HUNTERS, Valiant Entertainment

BEST INKER

Mark Pennington, ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT, Valiant Entertainment
Joe Rivera, THE VALIANT, Valiant Entertainment

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT

Jen Van Meter, THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE, Valiant Entertainment

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
James Asmus & Fred Van Lente, THE DELINQUENTS, Valiant Entertainment
Fred Van Lente, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

RAI VOL. 1: WELCOME TO NEW JAPAN TP, Valiant Entertainment

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

THE COMPLETE QUANTUM AND WOODY CLASSIC OMNIBUS, Valiant Entertainment
VALIANT MASTERS: H.A.R.D. CORPS VOL. 1 – SEARCH & DESTROY, Valiant Entertainment

SPECIAL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

ARMOR HUNTERS, Josh Johns and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment
THE VALIANT, Kyle Andrukiewicz and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

THE VALIANT, Valiant Entertainment

BEST WRITER

Jen Van Meter, THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE, Valiant Entertainment

BEST ARTIST

Clayton Crain, RAI, Valiant Entertainment
Roberto de la Torre, THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE, Valiant Entertainment

BEST CARTOONIST

Howard Chaykin, BLOODSHOT #25, Valiant Entertainment
Andy Runton, X-O MANOWAR #25, Valiant Entertainment

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

ARMOR HUNTERS #1, Valiant Entertainment
RAI #1, Valiant Entertainment

Thank you to all that have already participated by submitting a nomination ballot. Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by Monday, August 31, 2015. Full submission instructions can be found on the final ballot.

For more information on the Harvey Awards, visit www.harveyawards.org.

About Valiant Entertainment

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com.


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