VALIANT Solicitations for AUGUST 2014 – THE DELINQUENTS #1, ARMOR HUNTERS #3, RAI #4, and More!

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THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
Board Game Variant by JUAN DOE
Variant Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Blank Cover Also Available

Confrontation! Devastation! Inebriation! (And the lost secret of the hobos too!) Oh dear God no, you’d better get out of the way…because here come the Delinquents!

Quantum and Woody are the world’s worst superhero team. Archer & Armstrong are a mismatched pair of conspiracy-busting adventurers. When a mysterious force collides these ill-suited and irresponsible “heroes” for a cross-country race through the darkest corners of American mythology, all hell is bound to break loose. Can two busted pairs become four of a kind in time to defeat the Hobo King, save the day, and make it back home in time for happy hour? Let’s hope so…’cause these guys make a really, really bad team. (And you don’t even want to know about the goat.)

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 20

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ARMOR HUNTERS #3 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Artist Variant by MICO SUAYAN

ALL OUT WAR! Five alien Armor Hunters now control the planet, millions are dead – and that was only the beginning!

But if X-O Manowar surrenders now, will he spare the Earth…or spell its doom? And, as the world descends into pandemonium, can Bloodshot and the Unity team finally pinpoint a weakness in an enemy with more power, more endurance, and more technology? When you can’t find a way to win…you’d better find a way to cheat! Valiant’s summer crossover sensation rockets toward a climax so big it’s going to register on the Richter scale!

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 13

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UNITY #10 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

In battle with the Armor Hunters!

Mankind is locked in a life or death struggle against the alien Armor Hunters, and the fate of civilization itself now lies with the unlikely team of short-tempered walking weapons called Unity! Can X-O Manowar give Ninjak, Livewire, and the Eternal Warrior enough of an edge to stop the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers before more die? There’s no quarter asked and none given as Valiant’s all-star superteam goes on the offensive!

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 13

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ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #2 (of 3) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by PHILIP TAN
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO

Massacre in M.E.R.O.!

Something deadly has escaped and is running loose in the underbelly of America’s Military Extraterrestrial Reconnaissance Outpost (M.E.R.O.)! With all hands on deck dealing with the fallout of the Armor Hunters’ attack, it’s down to Bloodshot and M.E.R.O.’s number one officer, Colonel Jamie Capshaw, to stop the alien menace only known as…Malgam! Spoilers on: not everyone is going to get out of this in one piece!

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 20

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ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #2 (of 3) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO

Under siege…and out of control!

The Armor Hunters have decimated a major metropolis, and the battle to save the survivors still rages. In the midst of the devastation, the volatile team of Harbinger Foundation escapees called Generation Zero are about to stumble headlong into an insidious alien counteroffensive – one with the potential to bring down not just a city, but the entire world. When push comes to shove, can this group of immensely powerful, immensely temperamental teenagers be trusted to repel the Armor Hunters’ second wave? Absolutely not…but they’re the only chance we’ve got!

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 20

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X-O MANOWAR #28 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DIGEO BERNARD
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
Variant Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA

From across the void…the true history of the Armor Hunters revealed!

In the far reaches of deep space, an elite and hardened corps of soldiers has protected the galaxy by eliminating one unparalleled threat – a plague of X-O Manowar armors that has driven the universe to the brink of madness. Now, for the first time, Robert Venditti opens the vault to reveal the stunning secret of the Armor Hunters – who they are, where they come from, and why a terrible secret from their past now threatens the present!

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 27

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HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 (of 3)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
Variant Cover by GLENN FABRY

“It matters not how man dies, but how he lives.”

The team has been shattered and a teenage Renegade lies dead – a victim of the Harbinger Foundation led by omega-powered psionic Toyo Harada. This is the story of what happens next. Out of the ashes of Harbinger #25, find out what happens when the full extent of Harada’s secret empire is exposed to the public, and just the how the surviving members of the Renegades recover from a catastrophic loss that has changed their lives… their team… and their destinies forever.

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 6

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RAI #4 (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO

The most daring comic book launch of the year unleashes a cascade of shocking revelations as RAI rockets toward its second arc!

In 4001 A.D., as the nation of Japan soars above the Earth, Rai unravels the mystery of the first murder in a thousand years…and discovers his own profound connection to the crime. Everything Rai knows — about his existence, about his country, and about the benevolent Father he serves — is about to be thrown out of orbit. Do not miss this masterpiece in the making…Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s RAI!

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 27

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #23
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO

THE END IS NEAR HERE!

Archer & Armstrong have been dragged down and knocked out, left at the mercy of the Lizard King and his plot to unleash total annihilation. But, when you least expect it, what unexpected visitor might step in to save A&A from a fate worse than death? The secrets of Valiant’s seminal series are about to come to light – and you won’t believe the top-secret, classified, totally hush-hush conclusion their latest history mystery has in store

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 13

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X-O MANOWAR VOL. 6: PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with TOM FOWLER and JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by DIEGO BERNARD, SEAN CHEN, TOM FOWLER, BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, BARRY KITSON, CARY NORD, RAFER ROBERTS, and ANDY RUNTON
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

The road to ARMOR HUNTERS starts here!

Aric of Dacia, a fifth-century warrior bonded to alien armor and transplanted to the modern day, is now the most important weapon in the arsenal of M.E.R.O., the top-secret American intelligence organization that monitors extraterrestrial life on Earth. In order to protect his people, Aric must undergo dangerous missions in space, but nothing can prepare him for the stunning secret that awaits him in the stars.

Collecting X-O MANOWAR #23-24 and the oversized X-O MANOWAR #25 anniversary spectacular, the march toward ARMOR HUNTERS begins here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and red-hot artist Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) join an all-star cast of comic book superstars – including Sean Chen (Iron Man), Tom Fowler (Quantum and Woody), Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Cary Nord (Conan), and many more – to deliver an essential introduction to the biggest Valiant event ever attempted

“Fantastic, action-packed storytelling that never fails to satisfy… This is an event we can’t wait for.” – IGN

$14.99 | 104 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 6
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346407

 

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BLOODSHOT VOL. 5: GET SOME! TPB
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE, JOSHUA DYSART, and DUFFY BOUDREAU
Art by BART SEARS, CHRISCROSS, and AL BARRIONUEVO
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

‘90s tech. Bad attitudes. No wifi . It’s Valiant’s 21st-century shock troops – head-to-head against Project Rising Spirit’s first wave of superhuman specialists!

With a valuable oil pipeline in dire peril, Bloodshot and the expendable commandos of H.A.R.D. Corps are headed to Africa to bring down a network of terrorist saboteurs. But as Bloodshot digs into the multinational oil conglomerate he’s been brought in to protect, he’ll soon find himself confronted by the complex truth behind the terror – and up close and personal with an older, scrappier, more grizzled generation of wet-wired soldier from the glory days of proxy wars and state-sponsored assassination.

Collecting BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #18-19, BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS: H.A.R.D. CORPS #0, and BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #22-23, don’t miss a single shot fired as acclaimed creators Christos Gage (Superior Spider-Man), Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre) partner with an all-star cast of top talents – including Bart Sears (X-O Manowar), ChrisCross (Superman/Batman) and Al Barrionuevo (The Authority) – for a brutal, globe-spanning cavalcade of missions from the classified archives of Project Rising Sprit and beyond.

“You want a team book with exciting action, good writing and fun powers? Look no further than Bloodshot.” – Comic Vine

$14.99 | 112 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 6
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346315

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SHADOWMAN: END TIMES TPB
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

Death comes to all…

Jack Boniface thinks that he’s finally fixed his life — and the source of the dark power inside him. But when a figure from the past emerges to reveal the troubling truth about his destiny, the latest Shadowman will be forced to run a gauntlet of his darkest fears realized: the rise of a wild new pantheon of Voodoo loas… the return of his father, Josiah…and the earthly restoration of his oldest and deadliest enemy, Master Darque. Make no mistake — doom is coming for Shadowman…and the devastating consequences are about to lead Jack Boniface to a perilous turning point!

Collecting the oversized SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #1-3, the end times begin right here as master storyteller Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, X-Statix) and red-hot artist Valentine De Landro (X-Factor) push New Orleans’ nocturnal guardian over the edge…and into a sinister new adventure!

$14.99 | 104 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 13
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346377


First Look: ARMOR HUNTERS #2 – Valiant’s Blockbuster Summer Event Heats Up in July!

AH_002_COVER_BRAITHWAITEValiant is proud to present an advance preview of ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) – the second colossal issue of Valiant’s armor-plated 2014 crossover event from superstar creators Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, The Flash) and Doug Braithwaite (Unity, Justice)! On July 9th, the relentless alien strike force known as the Armor Hunters will confront the battle-damaged coalition of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, and Unity with a dire ultimatum – SURRENDER THE ARMOR OR EARTH WILL DIE!

Following the shocking final moments of June’s ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4), the Armor Hunters have made their intentions clear, and unless X-O Manowar is turned over to them immediately, thousands of innocents will become additional casualties of this already brutal war. Valiant’s most formidable heroes are about to go on the offensive, but the Armor Hunters have another trick up their sleeve, and this one will change the battle forever.

Who will live? Who will die? The world will know what it feels like to be POWERLESS as Valiant’s massive summer crossover continues! The summer’s must-read comic book event rockets into overdrive right here on July 9th, only in ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4)!

Then, the Armor Hunters’ onslaught continues throughout the month with exciting new entry points into the multi-front war against the most powerful heroes Valiant has to offer in UNITY #9 on July 16th; ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) on July 23rd; and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) and X-O MANOWAR #27 on July 30th!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by JORGE MOLINA*
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Artist Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Blank Cover also available
CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99/STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
T+/40 pgs.
ON SALE 6/11/14 (FOC – 5/19/14)

ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (MAY141639)
Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES (MAY141640)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAY141641)
Artist Variant by BRYAN HITCH (MAY141642)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/16/14)

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VALIANT Marches on PHOENIX COMICON 2014 with ARMOR HUNTERS #1 Con Exclusive by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS!

AH_001_VARIANT_PHOENIXFrom Thursday, June 5th through Sunday, June 8th, Valiant is bringing a barrage of exclusives, programming, and creator appearances to Phoenix Comicon 2014!

Join Valiant at Booth #652 inside the Phoenix Convention Center for a weekend packed with signings by an all-star line-up of Valiant creators, including writers Robert Venditti (Armor Hunters, X-O Manowar), Fred Van Lente (The Delinquents, Archer & Armstrong), Joe Harris (Armor Hunters: Bloodshot), Jim Zub (Shadowman), and many more!

Plus: get an early look inside the summer’s most anticipated comic book event with the limited edition ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) PHOENIX COMICON EXCLUSIVE – featuring an all-new cover by legendary artist Tommy Lee Edwards (Marvel 1985, Turf)! The first issue of Valiant’s blockbuster crossover event by superstar creators Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar) and Doug Braithwaite (Unity), ARMOR HUNTERS kicks off here as X-O Manowar confronts a relentless team of alien hunter-killers sworn to destroy his armor – even if it means taking the Earth with it.

For the inside track on ARMOR HUNTERS and the rest of the power-packed VALIANT FIRST publishing line-up, join a star-studded panel of Valiant creators and staff on Saturday, June 8th at 1:30 PM in Room North 128b for the VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT: ARMOR HUNTERS panel presentation! Featuring Robert Venditti (Armor Hunters, X-O Manowar), Fred Van Lente (The Delinquents, Archer & Armstrong), Joe Harris (Armor Hunters: Bloodshot), Andy Runton (X-O Manowar #25), David Baron (Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong), and Valiant Editor Josh Johns, find out everything you need to know about Valiant’s armor-plated summer and beyond right here with an exclusive round of news and Q&A – only at Phoenix Comicon!

For more information on Phoenix Comicon, visit PhoenixComicon.com.

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 Previews: On Sale May 21st, 2014 – X-O MANOWAR #25 (PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS) | UNITY #7 | X-O MANOWAR #24 SECOND PRINTING

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with TOM FOWLER and JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by DIEGO BERNARD, SEAN CHEN, TOM FOWLER, BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, BARRY KITSON, CARY NORD, RAFER ROBERTS, and ANDY RUNTON
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR141400)
Cover B by BRYAN HITCH (MAR141401)
Armors Variant by ARTURO LOZZI (MAR141402)
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN (MAR141403)
Variant Cover by TERRY DODSON (MAR141404)

VALIANT FIRST delivers another must-read milestone this May with a blockbuster, 48-page celebration of X-O Manowar’s 25th issue…and an essential introduction to the comic book event of 2014 – ARMOR HUNTERS!

Find out why the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers have journeyed across the stars to destroy the X-O Manowar armor and the Earth along with it in ARMOR HUNTERS: BURIAL by Robert Venditti & Diego Bernard. Then, revisit the roots of Aric of Dacia’s transformation from Visigoth conqueror into the 21st century’s alien-armored guardian, as told by Robert Venditti & J.G. Jones! Plus, all-new tales of X-O Manowar from Robert Venditti & Bryan Hitch, Justin Jordan & Rafer Roberts, Tom Fowler, Sean Chen, Cary Nord, Andy Runton, and much, much more!

$4.99/T+/48 pgs.
ON SALE 5/21/14 (FOC – 4/28/14)

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UNITY_007_COVER_HAIRSINEUNITY #7 (“TRAPPED BY WEBNET” – FINALE)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAR141411)
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN (MAR141412)
Variant Cover by DAVE BULLOCK (MAR141413)

The final deathtrap of Dr. Silk!

Ninjak’s ultimate enemy has drawn his web tight around X-O Manowar and the rest of Valiant’s unbreakable all-star superteam…and now they’re about to find out how the globe’s most brilliantly depraved mind doles out revenge. “Trapped by Webnet” cuts to an action-packed conclusion…and no one will escape Dr. Silk’s grasp unscathed!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 5/21/14 (FOC – 4/28/14)

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (MAR148158)

PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS – PART 2! Who – or what – is the man called MALGAM?

Aric of Dacia, a fifth-century warrior bonded to alien armor and transplanted to the modern day, is now the most important weapon in the arsenal of M.E.R.O., the top-secret American intelligence organization that monitors extraterrestrial life on Earth. In order to protect his people, Aric must undergo dangerous missions in space, but nothing can prepare him for the stunning secret that awaits him in the stars. The march toward X-O Manowar #25 – and the coming of the ARMOR HUNTERS – continues here in an essential prelude to the Valiant Universe event of 2014!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 5/21/14 (FOC –4/28/14)

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VALIANT Unleashes #VALIANTCRAFT Month This August!

DELINQ_001_VARIANT_VALIANTCRAFTThis August, VALIANT FIRST is building a whole new dimension brick-by-brick!

As revealed at Nerdist.com, Valiant is topping off the success of the VALIANT FIRST initiative – Valiant’s all-new summer 2014 publishing rollout – with a whole month of gaming-inspired #ValiantCraft shelf covers this August! Featuring RAI, the ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, and more re-envisioned as three-dimensional constructs by artist Donovan Santiago, each of Valiant’s red-hot August releases will receive the #ValiantCraft treatment:

  • THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4)
  • HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 (of 3)
  • RAI #4
  • ARMOR HUNTERS #3 (of 4)
  • UNITY #10
  • ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #2 (of 3)
  • ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #2 (of 3)
  • X-O MANOWAR #28
  • ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #23

“Last year’s Valiant 8-Bit covers initiative was an incredible success, and #ValiantCraft is the next evolution of an idea that really resounded with fans and retailers,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Donovan Santiago has done a phenomenal job realizing Valiant’s most popular characters like they’ve never been seen before – and, just as we did last year in the wake of Valiant 8-Bit’s sold-out debut, we won’t be limiting the scope of #ValiantCraft to comics alone. Look for even more announcements as the summer continues.”

“I was super, super-lucky to once again team up with Donovan Santiago on such an incredibly fun project,” said Valiant Assistant Editor Josh Johns. “Donovan has brought an incredible amount of creativity and quality to each concept, far exceeding our expectations. Just like our line of Valiant 8-Bit covers, this is a project that can appeal to everyday comic readers and new audiences alike. Hopefully, fans will have just as much fun with these books, and the stories inside them, as we did working on them.”

#ValiantCraft month coincides with the launch of THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4) – the disastrous first team-up between Quantum and Woody and Archer & Armstrong, and the next heat-seeking title from Valiant’s all-new VALIANT FIRST publishing initiative. All summer long, VALIANT FIRST will be rocketing to the top of your read pile with a major #1 issue each month from May onward by some of the most talented creators in comics. RAI #1 in May. ARMOR HUNTERS #1 in June. ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 in July. THE DELINQUENTS #1 in August. THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 in September. A combination of new ongoing titles, unprecedented crossover collisions, and high-profile mini-series, these are the titles that will have you reading VALIANT FIRST!

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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THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4)
Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!

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HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 (of 3)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!

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RAI #4
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!

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ARMOR HUNTERS #3 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!

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UNITY #10 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!

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ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #2 (of 3)
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by PHILIP TAN
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!

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ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #2 (of 3)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover bY LEWIS LAROSA
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!

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X-O MANOWAR #28 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #23
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!


Valiant Previews: On Sale May 14th, 2014 – BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #22 (NEW ARC) | QUANTUM AND WOODY #10

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Written by DUFFY BOUDREAU & CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by AL BARRIONUEVO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR141417)
Cover B by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (MAR141418)
Variant Cover by RILEY ROSSMO (MAR141419)

ALL-NEW ARC! START READING HERE! Bloodshot VS. H.A.R.D. Corps!

The one-man army known only as Bloodshot is forced to turn his guns on his own people! Project Rising Spirit, the private military organization that created Bloodshot, enlisted him to fight on their side – and Bloodshot, seeking his own secret justice, agreed. Now his agenda comes to light, and Bloodshot turns around to destroy Rising Spirit once and for all…but he has to go through Major Palmer and his own ragtag team of men and women to do it! Our hero versus our heroes in a bloody battle with life-or-death stakes to save or destroy an evil corporation…and whoever wins…everyone loses!

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Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by KANO
Cover A by KANO (MAR141420)
Cover B by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (MAR141421)

Quantum and Woody – against the world…or against each other?!

Woody always had a weakness for the ladies…and when an old flame lures the goofus into a gang of mad-science super-crooks, Woody flips back to his old lawless ways! Where does this leave Woody’s sweet clone girlfriend? And now it’s up to his own brother Eric, who isn’t that sure he even wants to be a superhero, to bring Woody in! Don’t miss this bro-down for the ages!

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First Look: “AMERICAN WASTELAND” Begins in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #20!

AA_020_COVER_A_CRYSTALValiant is proud to present an advance preview of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #20, the FIRST ISSUE of “AMERICAN WASTELAND” – an all-new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente and rising star Pere Perez! Start reading here this Wednesday as Archer & Armstrong take on a cabal far more deadly than any ancient curse – the secret cult of American celebrity!

His whole life, Obadiah Archer has been lied to about his true heritage – but when he and his immortal pal Armstrong arrive in L.A. to meet his real parents, they find them in the clutches of the Church of Retrology! What insidious plans does The Lizard King, the head of the favored religion of the Left Coast’s rich and famous, have in store for Valiant’s premier conspiracy busters? And what lurks inside The Lizard King’s mysterious hotel hideaway? Archer & Armstrong are about to take a trip into the darkest reaches of Hollywood history, and they can check-out any time any they like…but they can never leave!

On May 7th, the mojo rises for “AMERICAN WASTELAND” – beginning right here in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #20!

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #20 (NEW ARC – “AMERICAN WASTELAND”)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by SHAWN CRYSTAL (MAR141405)
Cover B by MICHAEL WALSH (MAR141406)
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAR141407)
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RAI #1 Smashes into First Week Sell-Out; New Printing in Stores with June’s RAI #2!

RAI_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGValiant is proud to announce that RAI #1 – the debut issue of Valiant’s newest ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (Carnage) – has rocketed through its 36,500 copy print run and is now completely sold out at the distributor level. A second printing – with a new cover featuring Crain’s stunning, digitally painted interior art – is now scheduled to arrive in stores June 4th, alongside the series’ next blockbuster issue, RAI #2.

The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai. They say he can appear out of nowhere. They say he is a spirit…the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed…and his own long-lost humanity…

On June 4th, pick up RAI #1 SECOND PRINTING and RAI #2 to discover why critics are calling Matt Kindt & Clayton Crain’s RAI the most daring new series of the summer:

“An immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics.” – Comic Book Resources
“Rai is off to a killer start… This is a book you really need to check out.” – Comic Vine
“Rai is just plain amazing… It’s impossible to overstate how great Crain’s work is here.” – IGN
“Maybe the best looking comic Valiant has produced yet, and a book that has nearly unlimited potential…” – Multiversity Comics
“A beautifully visualized, engaging artifact of future noir… [Rai] comes with the highest praise.” – PopMatters

The first title of the VALIANT FIRST publishing initiative, RAI is a series unlike anything else in comics today – and a perfect introduction to Valiant’s award-winning line of titles! With major new #1 debuts arriving all summer long, look to VALIANT FIRST each month to discover a whole new array of titles that will have you reading Valiant FIRST when you head home from the comic shop:

MAY: RAI #1 by Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain
JUNE: ARMOR HUNTERS #1 by Robert Venditti and Doug Braithwaite
JULY: ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 by Joe Harris and Trevor Hairsine
JULY: ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 by Joshua Dysart and Robert Gill
AUGUST: THE DELINQUENTS #1 by James Asmus, Fred Van Lente, and Kano
SEPTEMBER: THE DEATH–DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 by Jen Van Meter and Roberto de la Torre

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RAI #1 CRAIN SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAR148327)
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RAI #2 (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (APR141423)
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN (APR141424)
Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES (APR141425)
Variant Cover by BART SEARS (APR141426)
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (APR141427)
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First Looks: FCBD 2014 ARMOR HUNTERS SPECIAL | FCBD 2014 VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK – Coming for Free Comic Book Day 2014!

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI, MATT KINDT, and MORE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE, CLAYTON CRAIN, DIEGO BERNARD, and MORE
Cover by J.G. JONES

The Armor Hunters, a group of the universe’s fiercest warriors, have come to destroy the X-O Manowar for the good of all. What horrible secrets does the armor hold? And how many armors have they destroyed before this one? These answers and more will be revealed in the Valiant Universe event of 2014 – and it all starts right here with exclusive previews, character designs, and interviews from the biggest guns the Valiant Universe has to offer!

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Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

The Valiant Universe from A to Z! Discover for the very first time the untold origins and secrets of Valiant’s heroes and villains, all in one place! Everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2014 and beyond can be found right here in the first official Valiant Handbook release… ever! Featuring artwork from a “murderer’s row” of comics brightest talents: Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Clayton Henry, Bryan Hitch, Esad Ribic, and more!

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CATALYST GAME LABS Announces VALIANT UNIVERSE RPG DIGITAL INITIATIVE

Valiant RPG Digital Initiative Covers_UnityIn concert with award-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment, Catalyst Game Labs is proud to announce the Valiant Universe RPG Digital Initiative—an all-new, digital-first gaming rollout presenting a red-hot array of select characters and scenarios from the upcoming Valiant Universe RPG before Valiant’s first long-awaited tabletop game goes live on July 5th!

With several releases set to debut during the lead-up to Free RPG Day on June 21st 2014, the initiative begins today with the release of Valiant Universe RPG Quick-Start Rules: Unity—recreating the first landmark confrontation between X-O Manowar and Valiant’s premier superteam Unity and available now at www.catalygamelabs.com/valiant and DriveThruRPG.com.

Then, on May 17th, relive the staggering events of Valiant’s best-selling crossover event, Harbinger Wars, with the Valiant Universe RPG QSR Supplemental: Harbinger Wars (Bloodshot). Grab the rules from the Unity QSR and just plug in these characters and Events for more fun and action!

And, arriving on Free RPG DayJune 21st, 2014 – Valiant’s intrepid team of teenage heroes join the fight with Valiant Universe RPG Quick-Start Rules: Harbinger Wars (Renegades)—available in print at participating retailers nationwide!

“From the get-go, Catalyst Game Labs has embraced the digital side of gaming,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer for Catalyst Game Labs. “By preceding the release of the upcoming Valiant Universe RPG on store shelves in August with the release of Valiant comics at DriveThruComics and an unprecedented rollout of QSR content online, we’re adding to the excitement for anxious fans, while ensuring the best possible experience for players interested in checking the game out. It’s been brilliant working with Valiant and DriveThru to bring this together.”

“Already, fans all over the world are clamoring to see what Catalyst has up its sleeve for the Valiant Universe RPG,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales. “These Quick Start previews are a perfect introduction to the nuanced and high-stakes world of Valiant’s indomitable heroes. Whether you’re a longtime fan of Valiant’s characters, or meeting them for the very first time, get ready for a new experience in gameplay unlike anything else out there today.”

Look for print pre-orders and PDF copies of the complete Valiant Universe RPG to debut on July 5th, with the book to follow in August.

Full details on the upcoming QSR PDF supplementals can be found within the Quick-Start Rules at www.catalygamelabs.com/valiant and DriveThruRPG.com. Additionally, check out the Valiant Universe RPG landing page on DriveThruComics.com.

Look to www.catalystgamelabs.com as well as Facebook, on Twitter and on Tumblr for more details surrounding Valiant Universe games!

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About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,750 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman and many more. 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 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year.

About Catalyst Game Labs
Catalyst Game Labs is dedicated to producing high quality games and fiction that mesh sophisticated game mechanics with dynamic universes-all presented in a form that allows beginning players and long-time veterans to easily jump into our games and fiction readers to enjoy our stories even if they don’t know the games.

Catalyst Game Labs is an imprint of InMediaRes Productions, LLC, which specializes in electronic publishing of professional fiction. This allows Catalyst to participate in a synergy that melds printed gaming material and fiction with all the benefits of electronic interfaces and online communities, creating a whole-package experience for any type of player or reader. Find Catalyst Game Labs online at www.catalystgamelabs.com.

About DriveThruRPG/DriveThruComics
DriveThruRPG.com is part of a family of sites operated by OneBookShelf. From games to comics to fiction to cards, starting an account on any of the OneBookShelf sites gives you access to thousands of titles to satisfy the inner geek, grognard, or gamer in all of us. It started in 2001 (the same year Apple launched iTunes) when James Mathe launched RPGNow. It may be common today to download a book and read it on a computer, tablet, or phone, but RPGNow and a handful of roleplaying game publishers pioneered downloadable PDFs in the gaming community. For each site, the goal is to offer the widest selection possible to enthusiasts around the world, 24/7, at a click (or touch). DriveThruRPG/DrivethruComics is proud to support publishers and creators by giving them a place to share their work with and receive economic support from fans around the world.

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