Valiant Blasts into WonderCon 2016 with Exclusives, Panels, Signings, and Much More!

A&A_001_WONDERCON-VARIANT_HUTCHISONFrom Friday, March 25th through Sunday, March 27th, Valiant is charging into WonderCon 2016 – and we’re bringing a load of convention-only exclusives, signings, programming, and panels to celebrate!

All weekend long, join Valiant in downtown Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center at Booth #2004 for a first-hand look at the most acclaimed superhero publisher in comics with a complete selection of Valiant trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles, including X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY, IMPERIUM, BOOK OF DEATH, NINJAK, RAI, and many more!

Plus: Available only at WonderCon 2016, don’t miss the A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 WONDERCON EXCLUSIVE VARIANT – featuring the artwork of Megan Hutchison (Liberator)! Red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man) kick off the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s next blockbuster series here with “IN THE BAG” – an 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!

Pack an extra sharpie for signings throughout the weekend from an all-star cast of special guests, including rising star Jody Houser (FAITH) and acclaimed colorist David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN)! And don’t miss the truckload of brand-new Valiant merchandise cruising into Los Angeles, including t-shirts featuring X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, HARBINGER, and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, tote bags, infant snapsuits, and more!

The action starts on Friday, March 25th at 1:30 p.m. PT in Panel Room #152, with Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here – a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters! You’ve heard the buzz… You’ve seen the reviews… Now find out where to start with Valiant Comics! From X-O MANOWAR to NINJAK to THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, jump on board here with a fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters…and find out for yourself why Buzzfeed calls Valiant “a universe full of your new favorite superheroes”!

Then, fight for the future with Valiant’s most ambitious crossover event yet on Saturday, March 26th at 1:30 p.m. PT in Room #515B for Valiant: The Summer of 4001 A.D.! This summer…the future of Earth will be decided in the stars when Valiant presents the blockbuster crossover event of the year in 4001 A.D.! Now, get primed for the epic showdown between Rai and the forces of New Japan right here at WonderCon with an exclusive panel presentation from an all-star cast of Valiant staff and creators! Plus: don’t miss an all-new round of news and announcements for ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR, and more!

But we’re not done yet! Join us for a special panel that no aspiring creator can miss on Sunday, March 27th at 2:00 p.m. PT in Panel Room #515A, for the Valiant: Crafting Comics Spotlight! From pitches all the way to the printed page, find out how Valiant’s superstar creators and crack editorial team create the award-winning series behind the largest independent superhero universe in comics today! Join Publisher Fred Pierce and special surprise guests as they go behind the scenes to reveal the secrets to developing and editing hit series like BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY, FAITH, X-O MANOWAR, and many more. No fan or aspiring creator will want to miss this illuminating guide to the fundamentals of crafting comics like a Valiant pro!

We’ll see you in the Golden State!

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Valiant Previews: A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 | WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #5 | IMPERIUM #14 – On Sale March 16th!

A&A_001_COVER-A_LAFUENTEA&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 16

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WRATH_005_COVER-A_JIMENEZWRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #5 (“PRELUDE TO LABYRINTH” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161746)
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (JAN161747)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161748)
Variant Cover by SEAN CHEN (JAN161749)

ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “PRELUDE TO LABYRINTH” – PART 1!

His wife has been murdered. His son has been kidnapped. As The Eternal Warrior sets out on his greatest challenge yet, an old enemy rears his head. How will his ancient rivalry with Gilad change The Eternal Warrior’s future forever?

The road to LABYRINTH starts here with the FIRST ISSUE of a special two-part prelude from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and blockbuster artist Juan José Ryp (NINJAK)!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16

 

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IMPERIUM_014_COVER-A_CAMUNCOLIIMPERIUM #14
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover A by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (JAN161766)
Cover B by CAFU (JAN161767)
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (JAN161768)

“STORMBREAK” – PART 2! Toyo Harada has brought war to the Foundation Zone…and Livewire and H.A.R.D. Corps are manning the frontline!

To his enemies, Harada is a despotic madman with a messiah complex. But to countless refugees and subjects of tyranny, Harada has been a savior and a benevolent provider. Now his world-changing Foundation Zone has grown faster than even he planned for. With diseases to cure, mouths to feed…and all of humanity to save…Harada will go to war against former allies and longtime enemies. At stake? The resources he needs for the Foundation Zone to succeed. In the balance? Everything Harada has ever built and fought for.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16

 

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First Look: BLOODSHOT REBORN #12 – Jeff Lemire and Lewis LaRosa Bombard “THE ANALOG MAN” in April!

BSRB_012_COVER-A_BODENHEIMThirty years from today, the world’s most dangerous man now borders on obsolete… Does the hero once called Bloodshot have enough firepower left to bring order to a world of chaos?

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of BLOODSHOT REBORN #12 – the next turbo-charged chapter of “THE ANALOG MAN” from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Old Man Logan, Descender) and blockbuster artist Lewis LaRosa (The Punisher)! On April 20th, the most explosive series on shelves today goes to war…as two of Valiant’s most hardened heroes invade the fortified walls of Los Angeles 2046 in search of the secrets that transformed our 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 Los Angeles’ bleeding-edge “goo-tech” defenses that assault him at every turn? And just who is the Man in the White Tower…and how he is responsible for this extraordinarily dangerous world of tomorrow?

On April 20th, jump on board here and find out why fans and critics are calling “THE ANALOG MAN” a stunning achievement for one of the most acclaimed series in comics today:

“★★★★★… [BLOODSHOT REBORN] deserves the full attention of the comic book community. It is a literary and visual masterpiece that succeeds in every possible way at entertaining readers and fans.” – All-Comic

“★★★★★…[Valiant is] THE best publisher in the comic industry today. If that seems like a bold statement, pick up this book and see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.” – Outright Geekery

“★★★★★… Valiant is doing superheroes better than any other publisher… Start THE ANALOG MAN on your pull list – today. It is worth it. So worth it.” – Fox Force Five News

“★★★★½ … [BLOODSHOT REBORN] has some absolutely stunning artwork to go along with Lemire‘s talent… An absolute blinder of a story. This is well worth the price of admission.” – Graphic Policy

“★★★★½ … [BLOODSHOT REBORN] has added layers of complexity that other franchises have taken years to achieve…Truly sensational…” – Big Comic Page

Presented in the deluxe, ad-free VALIANT PRESTIGE format with high-grade card stock covers, custom-designed end sheets and exclusive backmatter, the next gear-stripping act of “THE ANALOG MAN” starts here 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)!

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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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Valiant Storms C2E2 2016 with Exclusives, Panels, Parties, and Much More!

A&A_001_VARIANT_C2E2-COOK_FINALFrom Friday, March 18th through Sunday, March 20th, Valiant is storming the gates of the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo 2016 (C2E2) – and we’re bringing along an armada of convention-only exclusives, signings, programming, panels, and the official debut of the ARCHER & ARMSTRONG AMERICAN PALE ALE with Arcade Brewery!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside Chicago’s McCormick Place at Booth #317 to find out why Valiant is already one of 2016′s hottest publishers with a complete selection of Valiant trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT REBORN, IMPERIUM, BOOK OF DEATH, THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE, RAI, and many more!

Plus: Valiant is proud to debut the A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 C2E2 EXCLUSIVE VARIANT – featuring the artwork of Katie Cook (My Little Pony)! Red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man) kick off the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s next blockbuster series here with “IN THE BAG” – an 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!

Get ready for signings throughout the weekend from an all-star cast of special guests, including Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and acclaimed colorist David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN)! And don’t miss the boatload of Valiant merchandise sailing into Chicago, including t-shirts featuring X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, HARBINGER, and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, official Valiant tote bags, and more!

Then, the action starts on Friday, March 18th at 1:45 p.m. CT in Panel Room #S405b, with Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here – a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters! You’ve heard the buzz… You’ve seen the reviews… Now find out where to start with Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe! From X-O MANOWAR and BLOODSHOT to FAITH and DIVINITY, jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters…and find out for yourself why Buzzfeed says “Valiant Comics is a universe full of your new favorite superheroes”!

Then, get smashed or be smashed with Valiant’s next hit ongoing series on Saturday, March 19th at 12:30 p.m. CT in Room #S402 for the Valiant: A&A – The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong Spotlight! The most demanded duo in the Valiant Universe is back in stores everywhere this month in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1…and, now, writer Rafer Roberts is taking center stage at C2E2 to reveal the sordid life and times of Valiant’s immortal roustabout adventurer and his infinitely naive marksman partner! Get the inside track on the hottest new series of the spring here with an exclusive one-on-one Q&A with the brains behind A&A’s all-new adventures!

But we’re not done yet! On Saturday, March 19th at 2:45 p.m. CT in Panel Room #S405b, join us for VALIANT: 4001 A.D. AND BEYOND! This summer…the future of Earth will be decided in the stars when Valiant presents the blockbuster crossover event of the year in 4001 A.D.! Now, get primed for the epic showdown between Rai and the forces of New Japan right here at C2E2 with an exclusive panel presentation from an all-star cast of Valiant staff and creators! Plus: don’t miss an all-new round of news and announcements for ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR, and more!

But hang on to your bottomless satchels…because the festivities are just getting started! On Saturday, March 19th, Valiant is throwing the biggest bash of the weekend with the C2E2 2016: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG AMERICAN PALE ALE OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY! From 7  to 11  pm CT at the Headquarters Beercade’s River North location (213 W. Institute Pl., Chicago, IL 60610)!, Valiant is cracking open its first-ever collaboration with Arcade Brewery to celebrate the senses-shattering debut of A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1!

Co-sponsored by Valiant Entertainment, Arcade Brewery, Threadless, and non-profit Hope for the Day, the first 200 party-goers will receive a strictly limited A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 ARCADE BREWERY VARIANT and get the chance to have it signed on-site by writer Rafer Roberts! Each attendee will also be entered in a door prize drawing for a bottomless satchel full of A&A treasures galore, including a complete set of Archer & Armstrong trade paperbacks, a one-of-a-kind sketch cover by A&A’s own Rafer Roberts, official Archer & Armstrong swag, and much more!

We’ll see you in the Windy City!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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Valiant Previews: NINJAK #13 (“OPERATION DEADSIDE”) – On Sale March 9th!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE with JUAN JOSE RYP
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Cover B by MATT HALEY (JAN161759)
Cover C by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161760)
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT (JAN161761)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (JAN161762)

SHADOWMAN VS. NINJAK! Who will live…and what will be left of them?

As Ninjak and Punk Mambo uncover the truth about the land of the dead, Shadowman makes his final move to finally wrest control of the uncanny parallel dimension called Deadside! The terrifying, intense, and heartbreaking return of a Valiant icon comes full circle as master storytellers Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite deliver OPERATION: DEADSIDE’s riveting finale!

Plus: another chapter of THE LOST FILES chronicling Jack Boniface’s missing days, featuring art by Juan Jose Ryp!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 9

 

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Valiant and Arcade Brewery Announce ARCHER & ARMSTRONG AMERICAN PALE ALE – Debuting at C2E2 2016!

A&A_APA_003_VARIANT-COVERInspired by Valiant’s Award-Winning Heroes, Arcade’s Latest Comics-Inspired Collaboration Kicks Off with an Official Release Party During Chicago’s Leading Pop Culture Event

Valiant Entertainment and Chicago’s own Arcade Brewery are proud to announce a first-of-its-kind collaboration for Archer & Armstrong American Pale Ale – a refreshing craft APA set to debut this March during C2E2 2016! Just as Valiant’s award-winning adventurers prepare to mount a star-studded return with an all-new ongoing series in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 this March, Valiant and Arcade are gearing up to unveil a delectable new libation inspired by comics’ premier pair of history-shattering heroes and their upcoming journey into the infinite reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel!

One’s an immortal libertine with a lust for the finer things, the other is a teetotaling ex-assassin with a heart of gold…and now Arcade is perfectly embodying their dysfunctional partnership with a medium-bodied ale like no other! Hopped with Columbus, Chinook, Palisade, Cascade and Mandarina, Archer & Armstrong American Pale Ale builds on a light malt profile to create a complex and wonderful citrus/tangerine character. Clocking in at 7.0% alcohol by volume, Arcade’s first Valiant-inspired ale has all the fight of a long night out with Armstrong…but is slightly sweet enough to keep Archer in the game too!

Featuring a label emblazoned with the artwork of Valiant-exclusive superstar David Lafuente, Arcade’s brand-new APA creation will make its official debut on Saturday, March 19th at the C2E2 2016: Archer & Armstrong American Pale Ale Release Party – from 7 to 11 pm CT at Headquarters Beercade’s River North location (213 W. Institute Pl., Chicago, IL 60610)!

Co-sponsored by Valiant Entertainment, Arcade Brewery, Threadless, and non-profit Hope for the Day, the first 200 party-goers will receive a strictly limited A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 ARCADE BREWERY VARIANT by artist Jay Fabares and get the chance to have it signed on-site by writer Rafer Roberts! Each attendee will also be entered in a door-prize drawing for a bottomless satchel full of A&A treasures galore, including a complete set of Archer & Armstrong trade paperbacks, a one-of-a-kind sketch cover by A&A’s own Rafer Roberts, official Archer & Armstrong swag, and much more!

Portions of the proceeds from the night will be donated to Hope for the Day supporting their suicide prevention outreach and mental health education projects. RSVP online at Facebook or Eventbrite.

Following in the footsteps of Arcade’s past comics-inspired collaborations with some of the industry’s most popular and well-respected creators, including Jason Aaron, Darwyn Cooke, Tony Moore, Jimmy Palmiotti, and more, Archer & Armstrong American Pale Ale is a limited release and will be available in Chicago area bottle shops. See a map of locations at ArcadeBrewery.com/Beers or buy online at West Lakeview Liquors, The Beer Temple, and Binny’s Beverage Depot.

Then, jump into the adventures of Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo with an all-out assault on the senses in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s next flagship series from red-hot rising star Rafer Roberts and superstar artist David Lafuente! The debut story arc – “IN THE BAG” – starts here on March 16th as Archer descends into the infinite depths of his partner’s bottomless satchel to rescue Armstrong from an age-old enemy…and battles his way through an upside-down world of arcane architecture, lost treasures, and strange creatures bent on making our world their own!

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! 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?

Find out in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – on sale March 16th!

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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 industry 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 them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Arcade Brewery:

We love beer, art and community. With our Public Brew series, we ask our community to come up with the beer name, label artwork, and even suggest attributes of the final beer. We are also collaborating with amazing comic book artists and writers to bring label and packaging design to a whole new level of awesomeness. We are currently working with the talented Tony Moore (The Walking Dead), Eisner-nominated writer Jason Aaron (Scalped, Wolverine, PunisherMAX), and graphic artists SEIBEI and Matthew Skiff. We got all kinds of other fun stuff planned too, so stay tuned. Arcade Brewery…From Conception, To Consumption™

About Hope for the Day:

Hope For The Day (HFTD) focuses on suicide prevention and mental health education through self expression platforms to achieve outreach, education, and prevention. It’s ok not to be ok, have hope.

Hope For The Day’s vision is to bring communities together in order to shed light on the unfortunate topics of depression and suicide. We wish to share the deeply personal connection creativity can have in fostering an environment of positive change to the suffering. We view art and music as a highway to the heart; two things that have allowed humanity to express our emotions for milennia. We wish to reduce suicide rates while inspiring and empowering those who need help, to get help. Most importantly, we have the vision to use creative expression as a medium to educate communities while simultaneously striving to prevent suicide.

About Threadless:

You are Threadless. You make the ideas, you pick what we sell, you’re why we exist.

Everything we do gives you, and all the creative minds in the world, more opportunities to make great art. We started printing on t-shirts and then we realized tons of products make great canvases. We seek out these canvases, so you can continue to make and pick the best art. The weird art. The geeky art. The beautiful art. And every time you buy from us, you’re supporting great art too.

We love helping art unknowns become art totally-knowns, which is why every single one of our products carries an artist’s name. We support our artist community in every way possible, whether it be through our our annual creative awards, our commission-based award system, or simply by tweeting their name to the world. Lots of our artists have even gone on to start their own companies, and we believe that’s a success.

We’re based in Chicago and have been since we opened our doors in 2000, and we couldn’t love our hometown more.

 

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Valiant Entertainment Unveils the All-New ValiantStore.Com – Featuring Apparel, Collectibles, Home Décor, and Much More!

VALIANT_STORE_001_HOMEPAGEThe all-new ValiantStore.com is now open for business and bringing the biggest and best selection of can’t-miss merchandise that Valiant has ever had to offer!

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that it has updated and expanded the official Valiant online webstore at ValiantStore.com – bringing fans and collectors the greatest one-stop destination ever imagined for official Valiant apparel, accessories, high-end collectibles, furnishings, and more!

Partnering with a roster of the world’s leading licensees, the revitalized ValiantStore.com features high-quality products from industry leading companies including Trevco, Lamp-In-A-Box, Surreal Entertainment, Diamond Select Toys, Comic Images, Ata-Boy, and more. Featuring more than 8,000 items from the world’s leading independent superhero universe, ValiantStore.com brings iconic characters including X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong, and dozens more directly to your doorstep with:

  • T-Shirts
  • Tank Tops
  • Hoodies
  • Hats
  • Vinyl Figures
  • High-End Statues
  • Lithographs
  • Art Prints
  • Mobile Cases
  • Pillows
  • Duvets
  • Curtains
  • Ottomans
  • Mugs
  • Magnets
  • Infant Snap Suits
  • Buttons

Valiant’s wide-ranging web store features designs and artwork by many of the most popular creators in comics for a massive slate of custom products! And look for other merchandise and collectibles based upon Rai, Harbinger, Shadowman, Quantum and Woody, and other award-winning properties from Valiant Entertainment’s library of more than 2,000 superhero characters.

“As Valiant’s fan base continues to expand, this enormous offering of high-quality items is the best way to spotlight our ever-growing product line,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales. “Our new web store features the largest selection of Valiant merchandise to date, and we’re incredibly fortunate to have such a wide range of leading licensors who will create only the best merchandise with our characters. With thousands of products available, ValiantStore.com can take your love for the Valiant Universe to a whole new level.”

Plus: Valiant is celebrating the launch of its new flagship web store with a special discount! Spend $25.00 or more between now and March 31st, 2016, and instantly receive 25% off of your entire order!

Visit ValiantStore.com now and find the biggest and best selection of Valiant Universe products ever assembled! And look for more announcements on new merchandise and collectibles to debut at ValiantStore.com soon!

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

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Valiant Debuts Official 4001 A.D. Checklist Insert in March 2016 PREVIEWS – In Stores Now!

4001_PREVIEWS-INSERT_001The blockbuster crossover event of the summer is hitting shelves early with an advance sneak peek in Diamond Comics Distributors’ March 2016 PREVIEWS catalog – in stores now!

Before 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) arrives in stores on May 4th, get the jump on the blistering new comics event uniting Rai with the greatest heroes of the 41st century this month in the March 2016 PREVIEWS catalog – featuring an exclusive, 5.5″ x 7.5″ checklist, bound directly into Valiant Entertainment’s catalog listings! Detailing each monumental chapter of 2016’s most anticipated comics epic, from the standalone 4001 A.D. event to 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 4010 A.D. starts now with this one-of-a-kind countdown to Valiant’s latest crossover spectacular – printed on laminate cardstock and only available in PREVIEWS catalog #330!

“Valiant is putting unprecedented resources behind the launch of 4001 A.D., beginning right here with the event’s very first PREVIEWS listings,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “From HARBINGER WARS to ARMOR HUNTERS to BOOK OF DEATH, the epic storytelling scale of our comics events has grown with each passing summer, and fans and retailers have enthusiastically responded in kind. Now, with 4001 A.D., we’re setting out to top ourselves yet again – from editorial to marketing to promotions, THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D. is going to be a definitive milestone in Valiant history.”

The must-read event of the summer begins on May 4th in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the long-awaited crossover colliding the futures forces of the Valiant Universe by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clayton Crain! Then, THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D. explodes with the return of Rai’s award-winning ongoing series in RAI #13 by 4001 A.D. visionary Matt Kindt and acclaimed artist CAFU for the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW, FOUR-ISSUE JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the origin of New Japan and its very first protector!

Finally, 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 chapter of “THE SUMMER OF 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 new vision of the future of the Valiant Universe.

Valiant’s specially manufactured PREVIEWS insert is just the latest in a series of unprecedented promotions and publicity support soon to be revealed for the publisher’s most ambitious comics event to date. Just last week at the ComicsPRO 2016 conference, Valiant revealed plans for the official 4001 A.D. time capsule – a mysterious, retailer-exclusive offering built specifically for retailers to display in their stores or on their countertops throughout “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” The key to unlocking this one-of-a-kind mystery item will only be provided upon the arrival of 4001 A.D. #4 (of 4) – the final chapter of Valiant’s blockbuster event series – in late August 2016.

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  FacebookTwitterTumblrInstagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

4001 A.D. #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAR161791)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (MAR161792)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (MAR161793)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR161794)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAR161796)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAR161797)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (MAR161798)
Interlocking B&W Sketch Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (MAR161799)
Blank Cover also available (MAR161795)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 4 (FOC – 4/11/16)

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CAFU (MAR161805)
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ (MAR161806)
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT (MAR161807)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAR161808)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale MAY 11 (FOC – 4/18/16)

RAI #13 (NEW ARC! “4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK (MAR161800)
Cover B by CAFU (MAR161801)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR161802)
Character Design Variant by CAFU (MAR161803)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAR161804)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 18 (FOC – 4/25/16)

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Oversized Preview: BLOODSHOT REBORN ANNUAL 2016 #1 Drafts Lemire, Kano, Fawkes, Fiffe, Bennett, Maybury and More into a 64-Page Firefight in March!

BSRB_ANNUAL_2016_COVER-A_KANOThis spring…Valiant’s first-ever annual-sized extravaganza is bursting at the seams with 64 pages of all-out action from BLOODSHOT REBORN visionary Jeff Lemire and a star-studded cast of comics talents!

Valiant is proud to present an extended look inside BLOODSHOT REBORN ANNUAL 2016 #1 – a giant-sized thrill-ride beginning with an extra-long tale of mayhem by Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men, Descender) and acclaimed artist Kano (Gotham Central)! On March 23rd, dive deep into Bloodshot’s bullet-ridden history here as Valiant’s unrelenting commando goes head-to-head with America’s most notorious slasher…and then unloads a dossier’s worth of top-secret revelations past, present and future with Joe Bennett (52), Jay Fabares (X-O MANOWAR), Michel Fiffe (Copra), Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal), Benjamin Marra (Terror Assaulter), and Paul Maybury (Sovereign)! Join one of the most acclaimed ongoing series in comics today right here with A PERFECT JUMPING-ON POINT for the series that Ain’t It Cool News calls “a perfect mix of action and emotion”!

First: terror doesn’t wait for Friday at Camp Silver Lake! A masked menace has stalked this camp for years, but what happens when one unstoppable killing machine comes up against another? Bloodshot is about to bring his bloody brand of justice to the quiet shores of Silver Lake to take on America’s most notorious slasher!

Then: Jeff Lemire, Joe Bennett, and Jay Fabares present a very special Bloodsquirt solo adventure, alongside a never-before-told chapter of Camp Silver Lake’s horrific past by Ray Fawkes, a new vision of “THE ANALOG MAN“‘s gasoline-soaked future by Paul Maybury, and a mind-bending salvo of blood, guts, and metal by Michel Fiffe & Benjamin Marra!

From his black-ops past to his heroic present and into the uncharted future, Bloodshot’s place at the center of the the Valiant Universe gets blown sky high right here in a dynamite-laden series of stories too explosive for a single issue! Bloodshot’s 64-page spring spectacular starts with a scream right here on March 23rd, only in BLOODSHOT ANNUAL 2016 #1 – featuring covers by Kano, Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Robert Wilson IV (Bitch Planet), and Keron Grant (Fantastic Four)!

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

BLOODSHOT REBORN ANNUAL 2016 #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE with RAY FAWKES, MICHEL FIFFE & BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY
Art by KANO with JOE BENNETT, JAY FABARES, 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 23rd (FOC 2/29/16)

 

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First Look: Matt Kindt & Diego Bernard Lead “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE” for NINJAK #14 – A Ruthless New Jumping-On Point Beginning in April!

NINJAK_014_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICThis spring…MI-6′s most dangerous master assassin is outgunned and on the run…as the lethal Roku re-emerges to destroy Colin King’s life from the inside out!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside NINJAK #14 – the FIRST ISSUE of “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE” from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artist Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR)! On April 16th, the adventures of Valiant’s elite super-spy leap into action here with an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT pitting Ninjak against a gauntlet of cruelty and deception orchestrated by the one and only Roku – the cunning criminal mastermind with a mysterious tie to his own classified training and origin! As the secrets of their shared past threaten to come roaring back into the light of day, Roku will lead a merciless campaign to destroy every aspect of her sworn enemy’s existence, beginning with the man behind the mask – international financier Colin King! Stripped of the wealth, technology, and resources that he once relied upon, will anything – or anyone – Ninjak ever cared for survive Roku’s soul-shattering onslaught of revenge and retribution?

Colin King, the feared MI-6 intelligence operative codenamed Ninjak, has confronted his past. He’s survived the gauntlet of the Shadow Seven. He’s walked into the Deadside and returned a changed man. Now his greatest trial yet will come to pass as the ruthless assassin called Roku returns to lay siege to Ninjak’s present and future by destroying his identity, his fortune, and his family – and only the death of Colin King will stop her.

In the aftermath of “OPERATION: DEADSIDE”, the next great Valiant epic of 2016 starts here as Matt Kindt and Diego Bernard unleash a game-changing gauntlet of deadly surprises for “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE” – beginning in NINJAK #14! Featuring covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Mike Choi (X-Force), Jeffrey Veregge (Red Wolf), Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS), Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark), and Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), the darkest days of Colin King’s short and bloodied life are about to begin when “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE” takes hold…only in NINJAK #14!

Plus: Before Ninjak’s world is torn apart brick by brick, follow his latest international assignment in “THE KILL LIST” – a cloak-and-dagger action epic continuing on March 23rd in X-O MANOWAR #45! Dispatched by MI-6 to dismantle a Vine terror cell before its next devastating attack, Ninjak is re-teaming with Earth’s alien-armored guardian – the unstoppable X-O Manowar – to locate their next target…and terminate with extreme prejudice! New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and rising star Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) pit Ninjak and X-O Manowar against the insidious agents of the alien conspiracy that first brought them together for the next can’t-miss chapter of “THE KILL LIST” in X-O MANOWAR #45!

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NINJAK #14 (ALL-NEW ARC! “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (FEB161890)
Cover B by MIKE CHOI (FEB161891)
Cover C JEFFREY VEREGGE (FEB161892)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (FEB161893)
Variant Cover by ANDRES GUINALDO (FEB161894)
Variant Cover by MATT KINDT (FEB161895)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 6 (FOC – 3/14/16)

X-O MANOWAR #45 (“THE KILL LIST” – PART 3)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161763)
Cover B by STEPHEN MOONEY (JAN161764)
Variant Cover by JEFF DEKAL (JAN161765)
$3.99 | 32 pgs.| T+ | On sale MARCH 23 (FOC 2/29/14)

 

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