Valiant Previews: NINJAK #18 | A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 – On Sale August 10th!

NINJAK_018_COVER-A_EVANSNINJAK #18 (NEW ARC! “THE FIST & THE STEEL” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by KHARI EVANS with ANDRES GUINALDO
Cover A by DIEGO LATORRE (JUN161918)
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUN161919)
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (JUN161920)
Interlocking Variant A by ADAM GORHAM (JUN161921)
Interlocking Variant B by ADAM GORHAM (JUN161922)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “THE FIST AND THE STEEL” starts now!

Many years from now, Earth’s immortal master of war and the world’s deadliest intelligence operative fight side by side. As was foretold in the BOOK OF DEATH, an aging Ninjak and Eternal Warrior are fated to spend their days as humanity’s guardians, protecting it from the myriad threats that loom over the horizon of Earth’s future. But when the ultimate menace rises to obliterate all traces of life, can Colin King and Gilad Anni-Padda – Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior – cement their status as the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroic duo…or will their legacy go up in flames?

Plus: Back in the present, the unthinkable has happened to Ninjak and his fellow MI-6 agents that survived the horrors of the Deadside! Infected with an aggressive and lethal cancer from his exposure to a noxious parallel dimension, Ninjak must race against the clock for a cure before he makes a permanent trip to the realm of the dead!

Jump on board the steel-shattering adventures of Valiant’s number-one super-spy here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artists Khari Evans (IMPERIUM) and Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark) read from the BOOK OF DEATH…and bring the full weight of the future crashing down on Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 10 (FOC – 7/18/16)

 

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A&A_006_COVER-A_LAFUENTEA&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 (NEW ARC! “NEXT STOP: CLOWNTOWN” – PART 1)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON with DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JUN161890)
Cover B by KANO (JUN161891)
Cover C by DARICK ROBERTSON (JUN161892)
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Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JUN161894)
Variant Cover by DIEGO LATORRE (JUN161895)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! Archer and Armstrong and Davey the Mackerel are joining the circus for “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN”!

Archer and Armstrong are on the hunt for Armstrong’s long-lost wife, and the clues have put them on the trail of America’s craziest traveling circus! But it’s not just clowns, carnies, and strongmen lurking under the big top… When the world’s premier adventure duo discover dozens of mutated Armstrong doppelgängers secretly running the show, all heck is bound to break loose! And it’s only going to get worse when Davey the Mackerel returns with a shocking new set of secrets about Armstrong’s bottomless satchel…and what else might be soon plotting its escape!

Mad science meets the midway when red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Mike Norton (Revival) toss Archer & Armstrong into the wildest show on Earth with a perfect new jumping-on point in “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN”!

$3.99| 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 10 (FOC – 7/18/16)

 

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VALIANT and CATALYST GAME LABS Release VALIANT UNIVERSE: THE DECK BUILDING GAME

VALIANT-UNIVERSE_DECKBUILDING_BOX-ARTThe Valiant Universe enters its first-ever deck building game with an interactive story line, collectible figurines, and more!

Debuting this week at Gen Con 2016, Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce the release of VALIANT UNIVERSE: THE DECK BUILDING GAME – the latest tabletop game created in collaboration with Catalyst Game Labs! Following the success of the critically lauded VALIANT UNIVERSE RPG, Catalyst Game Labs and Valiant are taking their partnership to new heights with the next astonishing game featuring your favorite superheroes! Command the Valiant Universe like never before with the first series of highly detailed figurines from the Valiant Universe, including X-O MANOWAR, FAITH, LIVEWIRE, BLOODSHOT, and NINJAK, and immerse yourself in strategic deck building gameplay that includes over 200 unique playing cards!

Deep beneath Alcatraz prison lies a top secret base operated by the paramilitary contractor known as Project Rising Spirit. Known only as “the Facility,” P.R.S.’s secret bunker is armed with enough power to change the world—or destroy it. When word of the subterranean facility leaks, the Valiant Universe’s most powerful groups, including The Harbinger Foundation, G.A.T.E., and the Harbinger Renegades, race to acquire the deadly possessions and put the fate of the world in their hands! With a cataclysmic confrontation imminent, take control with your warring team and claim P.R.S.’s base for yourself! As the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes fight at your command, move your superhero miniatures through an interactive facility grid to acquire cards for an unbeatable deck and attack your opponents in a world-shaking battle for supremacy!

“We’re incredibly excited to have gamers and fans take control of the critically acclaimed characters of the Valiant Universe,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales. “We’re incredibly happy to be continuing our partnership with Catalyst Game Labs, and to be creating another immersive gaming experience with exciting features, innovative gameplay mechanics, and finely sculpted figurines that are collectibles in their own right. The level of quality that Catalyst has put into this game is astounding, and ensures that fans new and old will get a superb gaming experience set in the Valiant Universe.”

As your favorite heroes and villains assemble for an unprecedented battle royale, determine the very fate of the Valiant Universe with a jam-packed gaming experience exploding with the following items:

  • Five highly detailed superhero miniatures, including X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, Livewire, and Ninjak!
  • 5 Zone of Influence cards
  • 5 Organization cards
  • 25 Basic cards
  • 25 Shutdown cards
  • 15 Power cards
  • 175 Sector cards
  • 1 Facility Durability Tracker
  • 1 six-sided die
  • 1 sheet of cardboard counters

X-O Manowar! Bloodshot! Faith! The entire Valiant Universe is yours to direct in a table-shattering game that will leave you reeling for hours! Available online and in hobby shops everywhere this September for $59.95, assemble your deck, control your heroes, and enter the fight of your life with VALIANT UNIVERSE: THE DECK BUILDING GAME, the latest astonishing tabletop game from Catalyst Game Labs and Valiant Entertainment!

Plus: Preorder your copy of VALIANT UNIVERSE: THE DECK BUILDING GAME now, and receive a limited edition figurine of RAI, Valiant’s critically acclaimed hero of the 41st century, and the star of 2016′s best-selling summer event, 4001 A.D.!

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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 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.

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First Look: Mystery and Myth Await the World’s First Detective in BRITANNIA #2 – Coming this October from Peter Milligan and Juan Jose Ryp!

BRITANNIA_002_COVER-A_NORDFar beyond the gates of Rome, the world’s first detective descends into the Pagan frontier!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of BRITANNIA #2 (of 4) – the second blistering chapter to Valiant’s latest prestige-format epic from comics master Peter Milligan (X-Men, Detective Comics) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone)! This October, duty leads to darkness when Antonius Axia, the world’s first detective, is dispatched to a land where order, sanity, and law hold no authority. As reality threatens to unravel with each step into his inconceivable investigation, Antonius must rely on his fractured mind to keep Britannia’s untold horrors at bay…and his very soul from shattering!

Dispatched to the remote outpost of Britannia by Rome’s highest power, the ancient world’s first detective – veteran legionary Antonius Axia – has found himself on a horrifying journey that will challenge everything he knows about death, destiny, and the limits of reality itself. But in this wild and pagan land, far removed from Nero’s control and influence, how will he grapple with the witches, demons and deities that lurk just out of sight These are aberrations beyond the comprehension of a citizen of history’s most civilized empire…and, as Axia searches for the truth behind their making, he must first ask himself: Are these monsters truly creatures of myth…or creations of his own mind?

“Antonius tries to adopt what we might call a ‘rational’ attitude toward the world or toward problems: whereas many Romans would seek to sacrifice to the gods or look to those gods for an understanding of why something happens, or what a person is as they are, Antonius seeks to understand cause and effect,” series writer Peter Milligan told Comic Book Resources. “He seeks to understand the psychology of a person by means of clues, by evidence.”

On October 12th, be there as Peter Milligan and Juan Jose Ryp lead a phantasmagorical expedition in the lands between darkness, desire, and destruction. “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” takes its most menacing journey yet in an unrelenting trial of the spirit, only in BRITANNIA #2 (of 4) – featuring covers from Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK), Ryan Lee (Inhuman), and Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son)!

Then, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

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

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BRITANNIA #2 (of 4) (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale OCTOBER 12

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Valiant Previews: 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 – On Sale August 3rd!

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Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUN161905)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC (JUN161906)
Cover C by CARY NORD (JUN161907)
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Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161909)

Witness the battle-scarred debut of Valiant’s top-secret new hero! As the war for 4001 A.D. rages, the coming of War Mother starts now in all-new standalone adventure torn from the pages of the summer’s biggest comics event!

In the 41st century, much of the planet has been reduced to a barren wasteland. New Japan orbits the Earth as a floating oasis that towers over the ashes of the old world. The survivors of this desolate new age, robbed of the planet’s once-lush natural resources, must endure great hardships to survive. Amidst the devastation, one outpost of scientific knowledge has thrived by adhering to a strict code of isolation. But even the denizens of this walled city must venture out into the wasteland to gather supplies from the remnants of what was. This task is designated to one and one alone: War Mother.

But all is not peaceful, even in New Japan. When the space-faring empire begins jettisoning city-sized sectors to Earth during the onset of a civil war, War Mother is called upon with a new mission: mega-salvage! Armed with a newly born sentient sniper rifle, War Mother is a one-woman army bent on sacking the crash-landed sector’s technology-laden debris for anything of value to her tribe. But, as calm turns to chaos, Sector 8146 will reveal a telling secret about Earth’s true order that will collide War Mother against her community, her code, and her calling…and bring destruction down upon one of humanity’s last surviving outposts of order.

Out of the ashes of the summer’s most ambitious crossover event, New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (GENERATION ZERO) and spectacular rising star Tomas Giorello (Conan) introduce the Valiant Universe to the boldest new hero of this century or the next when War Mother makes her history-shattering debut!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale AUGUST 3 (FOC – 7/11/16)

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

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First Look: 4001 A.D. #4 – Kindt & Crain Lead the Epic Finale to Valiant’s Summer Blockbuster in August!

4001_004_COVER-A_CRAiNThis August, Valiant’s most ambitious event yet goes out in a blaze of fury and steel…and the heroes of the 41st century take the first step toward a monumental new era!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of 4001 A.D. #4 (of 4) – the white-hot finale to the year’s most acclaimed crossover event from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II, Dept. H) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI, Carnage)! On August 31st, Rai’s tech-augmented insurgency against Father and the forces of New Japan ends in a world-shaking climax that will recast the fate of Earth, humanity, and the new era that lies ahead! As the tyrannical ruler of New Japan deploys his final gambit to save his despotic regime, the future itself will be rewritten in a final battle that will collide father against son for a cosmic showdown two millennia in the making…

As 4001 A.D. prepares to enter full-metal overdrive, now is the time to find out why Valiant’s widescreen sci-fi superhero epic is sweeping the summer as the year’s best reviewed comics event:

“✮✮✮✮✮… A gripping storyline and fluid art make 4001 A.D. a sure-fire hit. – All-Comic

“✮✮✮✮… 4001 A.D. is turning out to be a poetic masterpiece.” – AiPT!

“✮✮✮✮ ½… Huge-scale action… [4001 A.D.] establishes the series as arguably the summer’s biggest and best event.” – Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮ ½… Ripe with action… Writer Matt Kindt [has] dialed the story up to a ten real quick…” – Fanboy Nation

“✮✮✮✮… [4001 A.D.] is certainly one of the best looking comics out there today.” – The Broken Infinite

“✮✮✮✮… 4001 A.D. is big, in every way possible… The slick writing and incredible visuals make this a tasty treat for one and all. You lucky, lucky people.” – Big Comic Page

“✮✮✮✮… Superbly written…[4001 A.D.] is an excellent book. – Pop Culture Uncovered

On August 31st, bear witness to history in the making as Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain usher in a bold new stage for the future yet to come! The ultimate fate of Rai, Father, and Earth itself will soon be revealed, only in 4001 A.D. #4 (of 4) – featuring covers from Clayton Crain (RAI), Tula Lotay (The Wicked + The Divine) Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Philip Tan (Batman & Robin), Ryan Lee (Inhuman), and Ryan Sook (Wednesday Comics)!

Also coming in August, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes with the next stunning revelation from New Japan’s never-before-revealed history in RAI #16 by 4001 A.D. mastermind Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist CAFU! Centuries before 4001 A.D., witness the rise of New Japan’s greatest champion as a new Rai is anointed by Father’s forces! The missing links connecting the world of today with the 41st century’s empire of tomorrow continue here with another standalone adventure at the epicenter of 4001 A.D.!

Then: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as a staggering cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the future 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, ripped directly from the pages of 4001 A.D.:

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

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
On sale now

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)
On Sale now

4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER); Art by Tomás Giorello (Conan)
On Sale in August

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

4001 A.D. #4 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN161897)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (JUN161898)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUN161899)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (JUN161900)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN161901)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161902)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (JUN161903)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (JUN161904)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 31st (FOC–8/8/16)

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First Look: Eisner Award Winner Colleen Doran Joins Valiant’s X-O MANOWAR #50 Anniversary Milestone


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For the first time anywhere, Valiant is proud to reveal that Eisner Award-winning artist Colleen Doran – best known for work on some of comics’ most acclaimed series including The Sandman, Wonder Woman, and, most recently, FAITH – will contribute an all-new cover to X–O MANOWAR #50, the massive 64-page anniversary milestone arriving in stores this September! Springing off her Valiant debut in the pages of July’s FAITH #1, Doran joins a formidable roster of comics all-stars – including New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps), X-O MANOWAR visionaries Cary Nord (Conan), Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS), Diego Bernard (NINJAK), Rafa Sandoval (Green Lantern), and Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH), series artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), and special guest stars galore – for Valiant’s biggest blockbuster milestone of all time!

Since debuting in 1992, X-O Manowar has sold more than 8 million copies and featured work by a distinguished roster of comics luminaries including current Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter, and comics legends Barry Windsor-Smith and Bob Layton.

Two decades later, as the lead title of “THE SUMMER OF VALIANT” relaunch in 2012, X-O MANOWAR #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord firmly established the Valiant resurgence with four sold-out printings and the single highest sales for any new comics publisher in more than a decade. With a single run totaling 56 issues, X-O MANOWAR has gone on to become one of the longest running superhero series of the modern era, earn a multitude of awards, nominations and critical accolades from some of the industry’s most prestigious outlets, and form the backbone of Valiant’s superhero universe along the way. Now, join one of the greatest legends in comic book history as Aric of Dacia faces his deadliest test yet…in the colossal X-O MANOWAR #50 anniversary milestone!

For centuries, the sacred X-O Manowar armor has stood unrivaled as the universe’s most powerful weapon. Today, will it equal Earth’s doom? An unthinkable alien race known only as The Torment has come to our world in search of the armor’s secrets. Now, they stand opposed by Aric of Dacia – former slave, noble warrior, resolute king, and current master of the armor’s near-limitless capabilities. But is one man…and one weapon…enough to repel a force capable of leveling a thousand civilizations?

First: the seismic final story arc, “LONG LIVE THE KING,” goes out in a world-shaking blaze of glory with longtime scribe Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps) and extraordinary artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil) manning the front line, alongside an all-star battalion of artists from across X-O MANOWAR‘s landmark 56-issue run: Cary Nord (Conan), Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS), Diego Bernard (NINJAK), Rafa Sandoval (Green Lantern), and Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)!

Chronicling X-O Manowar’s five-year-long impact on the people of Earth, and setting the stage for galaxy-spanning adventures yet to come in 2017 and beyond, no comic book fan can afford to miss the ultimate cosmic battle for the fate of Valiant’s most powerful hero!

Plus: Valiant is marking 50 epic issues with a formidable line-up of covers from an all-star cast of comics greats! Leading the charge is the X-O MANOWAR #50 All-Star Jam Cover – the biggest-ever jam cover in comics history, featuring 50 major comics talents in celebration of 50 issues for Valiant’s flagship series! Debuting as X-O MANOWAR #50‘s standard shelf cover, this never-before-attempted comics breakthrough features a breathtaking collection of top talents as they each deliver an all-new take on Valiant’s leading hero in their own signature style.

On September 28th, get a front row seat as comics legend Colleen Doran joins a staggering celebration of the past and future of Valiant’s most powerful hero in the 64-page X-O MANOWAR #50 anniversary milestone – also featuring covers by Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Marko Djurdjevic (Avengers), Marcos Martin (The Private Eye), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie), Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), Pere Perez (FAITH), Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals), Philip Tan (Batman & Robin), Kaare Andrews (Astonishing X-Men), and Phil Jimenez (DC Universe: Rebirth)!

Contact your local comic shop to reserve your copy today!

Finally, celebrate X-O Manowar’s landmark issue #50 finale with the X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY, running through each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING“! For no extra cost, each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING” will come bagged with one of 50 exclusive, 4-by-6 inch “micro-prints” featuring the one and only X-O Manowar as realized by a sensational cast of comics’ biggest talents – or full-blown, beautifully rendered original artwork randomly inserted in each issue! The X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY will continue all summer long across all issues of “LONG LIVE THE KING” – including the oversized, blockbuster issue #50 finale!

X-O MANOWAR #50 (64 PAGES!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with JODY HOUSER, MATT KINDT, and PHILIP TAN
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE with DIEGO BERNARD, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, ROBERT GILL, TOMAS GIORELLO, CARY NORD, JAVIER PULIDO, PHILIP TAN, and RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A (All-Star Jam) by CARY NORD, BOB LAYTON, BRANDON PETERSON, STEPHEN PLATT and 46 MORE X-O ALL-STARS!
Cover B by PAOLO RIVERA
Cover C by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Cover D by MARCOS MARTIN
Cover E by MICO SUAYAN
Cover F by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Cover G by SHANE DAVIS
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$4.99 | 64 pgs. | T+ | Coming in SEPTEMBER!

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First Look: FAITH #2 – The Most Successful Independent Superhero Series of 2016 Hits New Heights in August!

FAITH_002_COVER-A_WADAThis summer, the hottest hero in comics is going head-to-head with her very first super-villain!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of FAITH #2 – the stratospheric second chapter of “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT“‘s smash-hit ongoing series from rising star Jody Houser (Orphan Black, Mother Panic) and sensational artists Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells)! From international headlines to multiple sold-out copies and universal critical praise, Faith Herbert has conquered it all. Now, she faces her greatest challenge yet in the form of an up-and-coming super-villain with a serious axe to grind! Imprisoned in the grand design of her arch-nemesis’ deceit, Faith’s superhero headaches are about to begin in full force…as her secret identity is put on the line!

Trapped with no aid in sight, Faith is coming face to face with her very-first super-villain! L.A.’s own sky-soaring hero always wanted to be like the comic book characters that inspired her…but is she ready to deal with the consequences of being a bonafide superhero? And, as if one new challenger weren’t enough, a shadowy figure is closing in on Faith’s private life and the truth about Summer Smith, her secret alter ego! How’s that for a cliffhanger?!

Jump on board here to find out why fans and critics everywhere are championing Faith…and why the year’s best-selling independent superhero series is also the best reviewed!

“✮✮✮✮✮ … FAITH will restore your faith in comics again. It’s like reading Spider-Man or Superman for the first time.” – Spartantown

“✮✮✮✮✮ … A hero that will appeal to fangirls and fanboys everywhere.” – Nerds on the Rocks

“✮✮✮✮✮ … Marvelous… [FAITH] is an entertaining read from start to [finish]…” – The Broken Infinite

“✮✮✮✮½ … If you haven’t jumped on [FAITH] yet, now is the perfect time… Packed to the brim with humour, drama and excitement, FAITH is all but guaranteed to become your new favorite superhero.” – Big Comic Page

“✮✮✮✮½ … An excellent start… [FAITH] is back and better than ever.” – Hulking Reviewer

“✮✮✮✮½ … A book full of heart and hope…[and] a worthy addition to the Valiant pantheon…” – Bounding into Comics

“✮✮✮✮½ … Houser creates a great all-ages story while crafting one of the best female characters in all of comics.” – Outright Geekery

“✮✮✮✮½ … FAITH will be a gateway to a new generation of comic readers.” – The Fandom Post

“✮✮✮✮½ … A must-read book…[and] an excellent new story from Jody Houser…” – AiPT!

On August 24th, Faith’s headline-grabbing adventures continue as Jody Houser, Pere Perez, and Marguerite Sauvage deliver the next high-flying chapter to the year’s most talked-about new series in FAITH #2 – featuring covers by Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Jerry Ordway (Adventures of Superman), Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn), Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) and Tula Lotay (The Wicked + The Divine)!

Plus: In stores the very same day, don’t miss the best-selling debut that launched Faith into solo super-stardom with the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING! Packed with content at a colossal 48 pages, go back to the beginning as Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran present the sold-out first issue of Faith’s first ongoing series! But that’s not all! Each copy of the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING doubles as an early look ahead at Valiant’s biggest year yet with “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” SNEAK PREVIEW flip book – spotlighting an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from the largest independent superhero universe anywhere in comics!

Then, Faith flies even higher this November in FAITH #5 – a history-making, 48-page election special teaming the leading female hero in comics today with Hillary Clinton, the first female nominee from a major political party, for a special tale written by comics legend Louise Simonson with art by FAITH‘s own Pere Perez! Also featuring Jody Houser, Meghan Hetrick, Rafer Roberts, Colleen Doran and more, join an all-star cast of of Valiant’s greatest talents on November 2nd—just days before Election Day 2016 — in FAITH #5 as the leading heroine in comics today soars for a landmark comics event!

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FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE and COLLEEN DORAN
Cover by KEVIN WADA (JUN168710)
$2.99 | 48 pg. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th (FOC 8/1/16)

FAITH #2
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (JUN161884)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JUN161885)
Cover C by JERRY ORDWAY (JUN161886)
Cover D by MEGHAN HETRICK (JUN161887)
Variant Cover by JOE EISMA (JUN161888)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (JUN161889)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th (FOC – 8/1/16)

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SDCC 2016: Valiant to Ship 100,000 Free FAITH #1 Second Printings to Retailers Nationwide

FAITH_OG_001_COVER-SECOND-PRINTING_WADA2016′s Most Successful Independent Superhero Debut Reaches New Readers in Local Comic Shops with Unprecedented Second Printing

As revealed today during the Diamond Retailer Summit at Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego, Valiant is proud to announce that FAITH #1 – the highest selling independent superhero series debut of the year and the launch title of “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative – has sold out at the distributor level just days after its July 20th on-sale date.

To celebrate the series’ landmark debut and satisfy an unprecedented degree of fan and retailer demand, Valiant revealed today that it will be shipping 100,000 complimentary copies of a new FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING to participating comic shops in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Set to arrive on August 24th alongside FAITH #2 and GENERATION ZERO #1, these complimentary copies of the 48-page FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING will carry a cover price of $2.99 and come shrink-wrapped in individually bundled units of 20. Retailers are encouraged to rack their copies with the week’s new releases, discount them at a promotional rate, or even give them away so that new readers can discover the wildly popular series that has taken fans and retailers by storm!

Packed with content at a colossal 48 pages, the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING features the beginning of Faith’s first ongoing series – as told by acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black), stratospheric interior artists Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells), and Colleen Doran (The Sandman), and sensational cover artist Kevin Wada (She-Hulk)! But that’s not all!

Each copy of the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING doubles as an early look ahead at Valiant’s biggest year yet with “THE FUTURE OF VALIANTSNEAK PREVIEW flip book – spotlighting an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from the largest independent superhero universe anywhere in comics! Officially kicking off in the pages of FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez & Marguerite Sauvage in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

Retailers hoping to capitalize on FAITH #1’s breakout success by restocking their stores with this first-of-its-kind complimentary item will be eligible for a specific number of FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING bundles based on their Diamond discount tier. For more information, retailers should contact their Diamond representative or the Valiant sales team (retailers@valiantentertainment.com).

In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and, even worse, celebrities, there is only one woman the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and dedicated crime-fighter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence – like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance boyfriend half a world away, and the missing back issues that plague her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, Faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out once and for all! But who is lurking behind the mask of her new foe…and could they be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless?

Created by former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter (Secret Wars) and Eisner Award-winning writer and artist David Lapham (Stray Bullets) in Valiant’s acclaimed HARBINGER series in 1992, Faith has long been a central icon of Valiant’s award-winning publishing line. Then, in January 2016, Faith took her long-awaited, much-demanded first step toward solo stardom with FAITH #1 (of 4) – a groundbreaking debut that quickly became the first and biggest breakout hit of the New Year from any major comics publisher. In the months since, Faith’s first solo adventure has garnered near-universal critical acclaim; generated attention from a host of international media outlets, including The Atlantic, The A.V. Club, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, The Independent, MTV, The New York Times, NPR, PBS Newshour, People, Seventeen, Today, Vox, The Washington Post, and dozens more; and become the first series of 2016 to reach a much-vaunted fifth printing – making it one of only a handful of hit series in the past decade to achieve that pivotal benchmark of fan and commercial demand.

Then, Faith’s streak of unprecedented achievements hit a new high with the freshly sold-out FAITH #1 – a first issue that has already rocketed onward to become the highest selling superhero debut of the year from any independent publisher in the industry today.

Finally, on November 2nd, just days before Election Day 2016, Faith will be taking her next giant leap forward in FAITH #5 – a history-making, 48-page election special teaming the leading female hero in comics today with Hillary Clinton, the first female nominee from a major political party, for a special tale written by comics legend Louise Simonson with art by FAITH‘s own Pere Perez! Join an all-star cast of Valiant’s greatest talents on November 2nd in FAITH #5 as the leading heroine in comics today joins forces with Hillary Clinton for a landmark comics event!

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

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FAITH #1 (ONGOING) SECOND PRINTING
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE and COLLEEN DORAN
Cover by KEVIN WADA
$2.99 | 48 pg. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 24th (FOC 8/1/16)

FAITH #2
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (JUN161884)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JUN161885)
Cover C by JERRY ORDWAY (JUN161886)
Cover D by MEGHAN HETRICK (JUN161887)
Variant Cover by JOE EISMA (JUN161888)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (JUN161889)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th 20 (FOC – 8/1/16)

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Valiant Previews: 4001 A.D. #3 (of 4) | DIVINITY #4 (of 4) | X-O MANOWAR #48 – On Sale July 27th!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY161882)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (MAY161883)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (MAY161884)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (MAY161885)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY161886)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAY161887)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (MAY161888)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (MAY161889)

Reunion!

The war against Father turns in favor of the 41st century’s revolutionary heroes as Rai finds his long-lost friends aboard the monstrosity that has become New Japan. But even together, can Rai and his allies stand against Father’s defenses? And can they rescue what remains of New Japan before it crashes down to Earth and destroys everything…and everyone?

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI) continue the summer’s blockbuster event in the year 4001 A.D.!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 27th (FOC–7/4/16)

 

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover A by KANO (MAY161869)
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ (MAY161870)
Cover C by KHOI PHAM (MAY161871)
Variant Cover by DIEGO LATORRE (MAY161872)
Variant Cover by THONY SILAS (MAY161873)
Variant Cover by SERGIO DAVILA (MAY161874)

The countdown to X-O MANOWAR #50 continues as “LONG LIVE THE KING” escalates!

They’re here! The Torment – a world-devouring race older than history itself — has arrived on Earth. And now, all that stands between our existence and complete annihilation is Aric of Dacia, heir to the Visigoth throne and wielder of the X-O Manowar armor!

But as the Torment unleash a wrath unlike anything the galaxy has seen, even Earth’s most powerful protector will find himself hopelessly outmatched. With humanity standing on the brink of extinction, X-O Manowar must turn to his greatest adversary for help – the savage Commander Trill!

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and acclaimed artists Joe Bennet (52) and Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil) make history across the cosmos as Valiant’s flagship series marches toward a planet-shaking finale!

Plus: The X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY continues right here! Each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING” comes bagged with one of 50 micro-prints – featuring artwork from a who’s who of comic superstars – or even one-of-a-kind original art!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 27 (FOC – 7/4/16)

 

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY161903)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (MAY161904)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (MAY161905)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (MAY161906)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (MAY161907)

DIVINITY vs. DIVINITY!

Myshka’s plot to reengineer the globe in Russia’s favor is all but complete. Will Abram Adams – the god-like being now called Divinity – stand against his former comrade…or, together, will they reshape the world as we know it with hammer and sickle in hand?

The sold-out sci-fi epic that redefined the Valiant Universe charges into a showdown for the fate of reality itself as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) reach a defining moment for comics’ most captivating new hero!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JULY 27 (FOC – 7/4/16)

 

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Valiant Solicitations for OCTOBER 2016 – BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 | BRITANNIA #2 | GENERATION ZERO #3 | BRITANNIA #2 | And More!

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BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by RYAN STEGMAN
Cover E by CULLY HAMNER
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE
B&W Sketch Variant by RYAN STEGMAN
Blank Cover Also Available

In Bloodshot we trust!

Project Rising Spirit – America’s greatest exporter of classified weapons technology – has achieved a breakthrough: a contagious, airborne nanite dispersion prototype that can turn the population of any city into an army of indestructible soldiers. A doomsday virus capable of destroying an enemy nation from the inside out.

A machine-made pathogen that can completely rewrite human physiology…and hardcode every man, woman, and child with the same cutting-edge technology that created their greatest weapon: Bloodshot.

But now…Project Rising Spirit’s top-secret contagion has been released onto the streets of America’s greatest metropolis: New York City. As mayhem engulfs Manhattan, Bloodshot must lead the most dangerous invasion ever waged on American soil and keep a runaway pandemic from toppling armies and governments…and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

In the tradition of THE VALIANT, the Big Apple turns blood red in a pivotal new standalone comics event from New York Times best- selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Extraordinary X-Men) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice)!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 26

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BRITANNIA #2 (of 4) (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Duty has led to darkness…

Dispatched to the remote outpost of Britannia by Rome’s highest power, the ancient world’s first detective – veteran legionnaire Antonius Axia – has found himself on a horrifying journey that will challenge everything he knows about death, destiny, and the limits of reality itself. But in this wild and pagan land, far removed from Nero’s control and influence, how will he grapple with the witches, demons and deities that lurk just out of sight? These are aberrations beyond the comprehension of a citizen of history’s most civilized empire…and, as Axia searches for the truth behind their making, he must first ask himself: Are these monsters truly creatures of myth… or creations of his own mind?

The answers will be found as comics legend Peter Milligan (Shade, the Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (NINJAK, Clone) lead a phantasmagorical expedition in the lands between darkness, desire, and destruction in the pages of Valiant’s latest prestige-format masterwork!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale OCTOBER 12

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GENERATION ZERO #3 (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by DEREK CHARM with FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Variant Cover by DEREK CHARM
Variant Cover by DAN PARENT

Fast times for Valiant’s volatile teenage strike squad!

Generation Zero came to Rook, Michigan to investigate a strange death…and the clues have led them into the halls of an even stranger high school! But only one person knows what really happened to Keisha Sherman’s tragically deceased boyfriend: Rook High’s reigning queen bee! Now, this reformed squad of walking warheads will have to forgo their usual military tactics…and wage a psychic infiltration into the mind of Rook’s most popular teenager! But, as they experience the truth through her eyes, what even darker revelations might spill forth about a town where murder, deception, and deceit lurk behind every picket fence?

Out of the pages of HARBINGER WARS, Project Rising Spirit’s tempestuous team of super-powered radicals is about to get slayed by the bell – courtesy of New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and red-hot artists Derek Charm (Jughead) and Francis Portela (FAITH)!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 26

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FAITH #4 (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERÉ PEREZ and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KEVIN WADA
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover C by JASON MUHR
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS

Comics! Cosplay! Crime! This comic book convention isn’t what it appears to be…

From all across the world, fans have flocked to California’s biggest comics convention…but they never expected to see real-life superheroes duking it out! When fandom’s most important event becomes an all-out super-powered melee, can Faith “Zephyr” Herbert and her crossbow-wielding boyfriend, Obadiah Archer, prevent a gang of diabolical con-crashers from turning thousands of spectators into victims of the most brazen caper in comic book history?

If Faith has her way, these back-issue bandits will be going behind bars when breakout writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and acclaimed artists Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) deliver an all-access pass to the high-stakes super-showdown of the fall!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 19

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #18
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover A by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM
Cover C by ANDRES GUINALDO
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL

“BLOODSHOT ISLAND” sails into the sunset with a sanguine-stained epilogue!

Ray Garrison and a battered team of survivors have made their escape from BLOODSHOT ISLAND…only to drift straight into shark-infested waters! Marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with no defenses except the relentless will to survive, will the highly trained team of killers aboard this life raft band together…or throw each other to the prehistoric predators below? And, if they don’t kill each other first, will mother nature finish the job?’’

With “BLOODSHOT USA” on the horizon, it’s time to sink or swim as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Moon Knight) and rising star Tomas Giorello (Batman & Robin) toss Valiant’s band of nanite-fueled soldiers into the deep end!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 5

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG #8
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by DAVID LAFUENTE
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE

America’s most bizarre Big Top has a brand new attraction!

Archer & Armstrong. Fearless adventurers. Best friends. Better partners. But that was before this traveling circus made them prisoners of a sideshow so freakish, it makes Davey the Mackerel look like the girl next door! Now captives beneath the world’s maddest midway, our fearless(ish) heroes are just steps from the final clue to locating Armstrong’s long-lost wife… Too bad there’s a literally “small” army of deranged and dangerous Armstrong clones protecting it with all of their miniature might! Meanwhile: Mary-Maria must confront the one force capable of putting her in her place – the Council of Elders! And whatever happened to Davey, anyway?

Come for the popcorn and stay for the mad science gone awry as rising star Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (Revival) bring “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN” roaring into a city near you!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 5

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NINJAK #20
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by KHARI EVANS with ANDRES GUINALDO
Cover A by MIKE CHOI
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover C by MARC LAMING
Variant Cover by MICHEL FIFFE

“THE FIST & THE STEEL”…strangled by Silk!

His body consumed by a preternatural cancer in the present, Colin King’s mind has grasped a prophetic vision of the future – one that just might hold the key to a cure! But years from today, that quest will bring him face-to-face yet again with one of the world’s most perverse criminal and scientific minds: the devious Dr. Silk! Hoping to exploit the mysteries of the Deadside in his quest for immortal life, Silk has left rot and ruin in his polluted wake – until the newly allied team of Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior come crashing down on his plot to conquer not just the future…but all of eternity itself!

Walk the dark path toward tomorrow with New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artists Khari Evans (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark) as “THE FIST & THE STEEL” continues!

$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 19

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WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #12
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover B by JOE BENNETT
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Better to battle the devil you know!

Enduring for centuries, but haunted by regret, the Eternal Warrior has trespassed against the nature of life and death…to restore the life of a son he lost centuries ago. Now, hunted by demonic forces in the space between this world and the next, Gilad has finally found the wayward boy that he has sworn to rescue from the edge of eternity, no matter what the price. But will the young man called Kalam come willingly to the father he never knew…or has the Eternal Warrior spawned a new enemy for the ages?

“A DEAL WITH A DEVIL” marches forward here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and acclaimed artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) send the Eternal Warrior hurdling through the realm of the dead!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 12

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4001 A.D. TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN with DAVID MACK
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

The most ambitious comics event of 2016 brings war to the 41st century – with Rai leading the charge!

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 will 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. New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force) bring their startling vision of the year 4001 A.D. to new heights…with the fate of New Japan floating in the balance!

Collecting 4001 A.D. #1–4.

$14.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 12
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-143-3

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RAI VOL. 4: 4001 A.D. TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover by DAVID MACK

Rocketing out of the pages of 4001 A.D…the origin of Rai revealed!

For the first time ever, witness the violent foundation of Father’s space-born utopia of New Japan…and, with it, the shocking genesis of the line of guardians that bear the name Rai! Born and bred by Father to enforce peace at any cost, follow the first Rai and his successors across two millennia as they chronicle the history of 4001 A.D. – from the launch of New Japan into orbit to the latest Rai’s crusade to bring it crashing back down to Earth!

Valiant mastermind Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and visionary artist CAFU (UNITY) uncover the never-before-told story of New Japan’s rise to power…and reveal just how the Valiant Universe of today became the 4001 A.D. of tomorrow!

Collecting RAI #13-16.

$14.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 19
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-147-1

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WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR VOL. 2: LABYRINTH TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAUL ALLEN and JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover by RAÚL ALLÉN

Earth’s immortal soldier thought he knew pain…until he entered the depths of his enemy’s “LABYRINTH”…

Across six millennia, Gilad Anni-Padda – an immortal warrior sworn to forever serve the Earth – has felled zealots and madmen, emperors and tyrants in the course of his duty. But nothing he’s faced yet can prepare him to run the “LABYRINTH” – a miles-long maze of horrors specifically designed to undermine his every strength, enhance his every weakness, and send him screaming into the darkness of death at every turn.

The answer lies at the heart of the “LABYRINTH” itself…and as Gilad endures a gauntlet of cutting-edge technology and sharpened steel, he’ll soon discover why the merciless figure known only as THE DYING ONE has singled the Eternal Warrior out for the ultimate deathtrap.

He will run. He will suffer. And when his ordeal is ended, the Eternal Warrior’s place in the Valiant Universe will be forever altered as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and visionary artists Raúl Allén (Hawkeye) and Juan José Ryp (Clone) unleash an all-new epic for Valiant’s immortal master of war!

Collecting WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #5–10.
$19.99 | 176 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 26
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-159-4

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RAI HIGH QUALITY ROTO-CAST STATUE 
Manufactured by X-PLUSOut of the pages of 4001 A.D comes the first-ever officially licensed Rai statue!Exploding from the 41st century and onto your bookshelf comes the RAI HIGH QUALITY ROTO-CAST STATUE! For the first time ever, the spirit guardian of New Japan leaps from the far future of the Valiant Universe and into a high quality, roto-cast statue from X-PLUS! Looming at a colossal 18 inches, this finely detailed statue brings the champion of 4001 A.D. into three steel-hardened dimensions on top of a battle-scarred base. With two polyresin swords that capture the raw power and unmatched grandeur of New Japan’s greatest hero, Rai is ready to spring into action at a moment’s notice! Protect the future — and your comic collection — with this immaculately designed, one-of-a-kind, and strictly limited collectible!• A deluxe Japanese import designed and manufactured by X-PLUS – one of Japan’s leading design studios

• Stands more than 18 inches tall with dual katanas and an expertly detailed base

MSRP: Please Inquire | On sale AUGUST 31

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