Valiant Previews: On Sale July 16th, 2014 – HARBINGER #25 (ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR!) | UNITY #9 (ARMOR HUNTERS)

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Written by JOSHUA DYSART with VIVEK J. TIWARY, JUSTIN JORDAN, DAN GOLDMAN, and LUCY KNISLEY
Art by KHARI EVANS with LEWIS LAROSA, RAFER ROBERTS, CLAYTON HENRY, BARRY KITSON, and LUCY KNISLEY
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAY141659)
Cover B by JENNY FRISON (MAY141660)
Variant Cover by LUCY KNISLEY (MAY141661)
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN (MAY141662)
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON (MAY141663)

Toyo Harada’s last stand! The future of Harbinger starts here with a star-studded, 48-page anniversary milestone – packed with brand new contributions from an all-star cast of creators and shocking new revelations about the fate of Valiant’s teenage superteam!

A Renegade has fallen and, now, there is no turning back. Stripped of his allies and all sense of self-preservation, the world’s most powerful “harbinger,” super-powered billionaire Toyo Harada, is about to inflict a terrible reckoning on a world he thought he could control…and everything we thought we knew will be forever changed in its wake.

Original series creators Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans reunite to deliver a devastating climax to the second year of the series that The Onion/A.V. Club calls “the crown jewel of Valiant’s lineup” – and officiates the “Death of a Renegade” with all-new artwork and stories from an incredible roster of award-winning talents, including Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle), Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX), Dan Goldman (Red Light Properties), Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong), Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode), Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom), Lucy Knisley (Relish: My Life in the Kitchen), and Barry Kitson (Empire)!

$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 7/16/14 (FOC – 6/23/14)

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UNITY_009_COVER_SUAYANUNITY #9 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAY141651)
Variant Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (MAY141652)

Time to bring in…Bloodshot!

The unrelenting forces of the Armor Hunters have wreaked havoc on planet Earth, leaving terror and destruction in their wake. Now, our last, best chance at standing against the calculating wrath of the Hunters comes in the form of Unity – Livewire, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, and their latest recruit…BLOODSHOT?! But can they stop these galactic intruders before they capture X-O Manowar and destroy the Earth?

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 7/16/14 (FOC – 6/23/14)

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ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1 Strikes in October – Plus Sold-Out ARMOR HUNTERS #2, UNITY #8, and X-O MANOWAR #26 Recruit New Printings!

AH_AFTERMATH_001_COVER_BERNARDJust as ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) arrives in stores to a record-setting sell-out, Valiant is proud to announce a blockbuster new chapter for the summer’s most acclaimed crossover event, ARMOR HUNTERS, and a fleet of brand new second printings to meet demand for X-O Manowar’s epic confrontation with a squadron of alien hunter-killers tied to the very origin of his armor!

This October, the must-read crossover event of the year reaches its milestone conclusion in ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1 – an essential one-shot epilogue to the Armor Hunters’ invasion of Earth by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) and red-hot artist CAFU (Unity)! In the devastating wake of ARMOR HUNTERS #4 (of 4), our planet – and its heroes – will be forever changed. Start reading here to discover the new status quo for the world’s most formidable heroes as X-O Manowar, Unity, Bloodshot, and the Harbinger Renegades forge a new frontline of defense for humanity!

“With rave reviews for each installment thus far and the fastest sell-outs we’ve ever seen occurring at a rapid clip across multiple issues, Armor Hunters is shaping up to be nothing short of a phenomenon. Robert Venditti, Doug Braithwaite, Matt Kindt and every other participating creator have outdone themselves at each turn, building a truly earth-shaking crossover event perfect for new fans and longtime readers alike,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “But the stakes are only getting bigger, and ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1 is where we’ll finally see how the battle waged has not only affected X-O Manowar and Unity, but Bloodshot, Harbinger, and other titles from throughout the Valiant publishing line.”

The fallout of the summer’s blistering crossover event starts here and no hero can escape what happens next – only in ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1, on sale in October!

Plus, arriving in stores alongside ARMOR HUNTERS #3 (of 4) on August 18th, look for all-new printings for three sold-out chapters of the ARMOR HUNTERS saga in the ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT, UNITY #8 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT, and X-O MANOWAR #26 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT! Don’t miss a moment of Valiant’s acclaimed crossover event with three all-new entry points into the high-stakes world of X-O Manowar’s brutal clash with the alien Armor Hunters – a relentless battalion of soldiers dedicated to eradicating the X-O Manowar armor and all others like it…no matter what the cost.

Praise for ARMOR HUNTERS:

“✮✮✮✮✮…Venditti, Braithwaite, and Martin are putting together one exciting book.” – Comic Vine
“✮✮✮✮✮…The stakes are high, the opponents look unbeatable, and [X-O Manowar] will not come out of this battle unchanged.” – Comic Bastards
“✮✮✮✮½…If there’s one event to get in on from the beginning to the very end, [Armor Hunters] is it!” – Unleash the Fanboy
“✮✮✮✮…Immersive and well rendered… Armor Hunters is shaping up to be Valiant’s next big thing.” – IGN
“✮✮✮✮…It’s an event story for readers who think they hate event stories.” – Comic Book Resources

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ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CAFU
Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | COMING IN OCTOBER!

ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 8/13/14 (FOC – 7/21/14)

ARMOR HUNTERS #3 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Artist Variant by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 8/13/14 (FOC – 7/21/14)

UNITY #8 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 8/13/14 (FOC – 7/21/14)

X-O MANOWAR #26 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 8/13/14 (FOC – 7/21/14)

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Valiant Previews: On Sale July 9th, 2014 – ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST) | RAI #3 (VALIANT FIRST

AH_002_COVER_BRAITHWAITEARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (MAY141639)
Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES (MAY141640)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAY141641)
Artist Variant by BRYAN HITCH (MAY141642)

SURRENDER THE ARMOR OR EARTH WILL DIE!

Following the shocking final moments of the previous issue, the Armor Hunters have made their intentions clear, and unless X-O Manowar is turned over to them immediately, thousands of innocents will become additional casualties of this already brutal war. Valiant’s most formidable heroes are about to go on the offensive, but the Armor Hunters have another trick up their sleeve, and this one will change the battle forever. Who will live? Who will die? The world will know what it feels like to be POWERLESS as Valiant’s massive summer crossover continues!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/16/14)

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RAI_003_COVER-A_ALLENRAI #3 (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (MAY141655)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY141656)
Variant Cover by CAFU (MAY141657)

Nothing is what it seems…not even yourself…

A seemingly random murder – the first in a thousand years – is unraveling the mysteries at the heart of Rai’s very existence. As the country of Japan completes another orbit around 41st century Earth, Rai, its sole protector, turns his investigation toward two figures he never questioned before: Father, the A.I. that controls Japan…and himself.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/16/14)

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First Look: THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 – Coming in September from VALIANT FIRST!

DRMIRAGE_001_COVER_FOREMANHot off the sold-out success of RAI #1 and ARMOR HUNTERS #1, Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) – the next must-read series from VALIANT FIRST by Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages, Captain Marvel) and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre (Shadowman, Daredevil)! On September 3rd, death will be just the beginning when Valiant’s spirited occult adventurer goes beyond and back for a breathtaking, heartbreaking journey into realms of the unknown!

Doctor Mirage talks to the dead…but the only spirit Shan Fong can’t find is that of her late husband, Hwen. Instead, America’s favorite semi-retired paranormal investigator is haunted and raw, using her gift to solve homicides and bring peace to the recently bereaved. But when a big-time occultist with a classified military past hires her for a special job, Shan discovers a lead that might close the greatest mystery she’s ever tackled – how to get Hwen back. Now, Doctor Mirage must enter the undiscovered country and cross all the realms of the underworld, if she has any hope of rescuing the man she loves…or be forever lost beyond the earthly plane.

“We started [by] talking about the afterlife and where the spirits go and the structure of the world outside this world for the Valiant Universe… There’s tons of possibilities. What we are looking to do is send [Shan] on this grand quest that also loops back into building on what this relationship was in her past with her dead husband and what it would mean to try and get him back,” writer Jen Van Meter told Comic Book Resources.

The year’s most astonishing adventure begins on September 3rd in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) – featuring a cover by visionary artist Travel Foreman (Animal Man)!

Plus: for Valiant’s dedicated pullbox subscription customers, delve deep into the dark world of Dr. Mirage with the special expanded THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION – available only in comic shops and featuring more than 15 extra pages of all-new stories and artwork that won’t be collected for the trade! Discover what awaits in the realms of Deadside and beyond with Jen Van Meter’s guide to the worlds beyond our reality; an all-new comic story starring a World War II-era occult secret agent at the heart of Mirage’s quest; a handbook-style guide to the shadowy citizens, soul-eating beasts, and malevolent demons of the netherworld; and much more, only in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION!

And keep up with the rest of the VALIANT FIRST initiative’s brand new wave of #1 releases to discover a new entry point into Valiant’s award-winning publishing line each and every month! RAI #1 in May. ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) in June. ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) in July. THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4) in August. THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) in September. With major new #1 releases hitting stores all summer long, these are the titles that will have you reading Valiant FIRST when you head to the comic shop!

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (JUL141476)
Blank Cover Variant also available (JUL141477)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 9/3/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION
$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 9/3/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

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VALIANT Heads South for FLORIDA SUPERCON – This Weekend in Miami!

florida-supercon-logo-white-320x90From Thursday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 6th, join Valiant for a holiday weekend packed with signings, special guests, and convention-only exclusives, only at Florida Supercon – Miami’s largest comic book and pop culture convention!

Join Valiant all weekend long at Booth #736 inside the Miami Beach Convention Center for signings from New York Times best-selling artist and creator Clayton Henry (Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong)! Plus, stop by to shop a complete collection of hardcover and trade paperback collections, Valiant merchandise, and convention-only exclusives that can’t be found anywhere else!

Then, round out the weekend with the VALIANT FIRST AND BEYOND panel presentation on Saturday, July 5th at 4:15 PM in the Flamingo 3 Ballroom! As Valiant steamrolls into yet another super-summer, find out what the future holds for the publisher’s power-packed VALIANT FIRST line-up of new series – including RAI, ARMOR HUNTERS, THE DELINQUENTS, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, and more – with an all-star panel including Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani and special surprise guests!

We’ll see you in Miami!

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Valiant Preview: On Sale July 2nd, 2014 – QUANTUM AND WOODY #12

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Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by WILFREDO TORRES, JOSEPH COOPER, and ERICA HENDERSON
Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY141666)

Beaten! Bloodied! Bamboozled!

Quantum and Woody took the battle straight to the enemy – the mad-science cabal called Edison’s Radical Acquisitions and their mysterious, monstrous new leader – and the enemy kicked their ass! When these rogue biologists (and roboticists) get their hands (and robo-claws) on their new lab subjects, Quantum and Woody are as good as vivisected! (And, by vivisected, we mean dead.)

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 7/2/14 (FOC – 6/9/14)

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First Look: HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 – Joshua Dysart and Rafa Sandoval Begin a Powerful New Chapter in August!

HAR_OMEGAS_001_COVER_LAROSAValiant is proud to present an advance preview of HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 (of 3) – the FIRST ISSUE of a new landmark chapter for Valiant’s acclaimed vision of superpowers in the real world by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye)

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

A powerful new phase begins for the series that Comic Book Resources calls “surprising and emotional…[and] filled with surprises” right here on August 6th, only in HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 (of 3)!

Valiant is also proud to announce that HARBINGER #23 – the second shocking chapter of “Death of a Renegade,” featuring the fall of one of the Renegades’ own – has sold out at the distributor level and will soon return with a new printing in July. Look for the HARBINGER #23 SECOND PRINTING on store shelves on July 16th – right alongside the 48-page HARBINGER #25 anniversary spectacular, featuring Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans, Vivek J. Tiwary, Lewis LaRosa, Dan Goldman, Clayton Henry, and more!

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HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 (of 3)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JUN141506)
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (JUN141507)
Variant Cover by GLENN FABRY (JUN141508)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+
On sale AUGUST 6 (FOC – 7/14/14)

HARBINGER #23 (SECOND PRINTING – “DEATH OF A RENEGADE”)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CLAYTON HENRY & KHARI EVANS
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAY148125)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+
On sale JULY 16 (FOC – 6/30/14)

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Valiant Entertainment Promotes Executive Editor Warren Simons to Editor-in-Chief

VALIANT_logoValiant Entertainment today announced that Executive Editor Warren Simons has been promoted to the position of Editor-in-Chief. Since joining Valiant as Executive Editor in 2011, Simons has overseen the relaunch of the resurgent publisher’s comic book line with an array of best-selling, critically acclaimed series including X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong, Unity, Rai, and more.

In his new role as Editor-in-Chief, Simons will continue to preside over all day-to-day operations of Valiant’s editorial department, and manage Valiant’s growing editorial team. Additionally, Simons will also continue to edit a stable of Valiant’s flagship series and special projects, including Rai, Unity, Harbinger, X-O Manowar, and this summer’s Armor Hunters crossover event.

“Warren has been an enormous asset in Valiant’s tremendous success. He’s built one of the most talented rosters of creators anywhere in comics today, and has played an integral role in accomplishing the numerous critical and commercial successes that Valiant has achieved in a very short time,” said Valiant Chairman Peter Cuneo.

“Warren has played an essential part in making Valiant one of the most well-regarded and formidable publishers in the industry. Our exceptional success to date has built the perfect platform for future growth. We have even bigger plans for the next three years. The future is bright for Valiant and we’re proud to have Warren playing an even bigger role,” said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.

VALIANT_simons_headshot“Valiant is a company that was built and defined by some of the greatest visionaries in the medium, and it’s an honor to be named Editor-in-Chief at this extraordinary publisher,” said Simons. “It’s an absolute privilege to work alongside such incredibly talented and dedicated colleagues and creators every day. In the last three years, the teams have helped fashion a new, bold voice in the industry, and 2014 is going to be an amazing year for Valiant and our fans. I’m energized and excited for what’s on the horizon.”

One of the most critically acclaimed editors in the comic book industry today, Simons spent seven years at Marvel Entertainment, revitalizing some of the publisher’s classic properties to great critical and commercial success. Simons’ credits during this time included Invincible Iron Man, Thor, Daredevil, Immortal Iron Fist, and Sensational Spider-Man – titles which garnered numerous Eisner and Harvey Award nominations.

During his tenure at Valiant thus far, Simons’ co-architected the hugely successful revival of the Valiant Universe – the third largest library of its kind in comics – beginning with X-O Manowar #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord in 2012. Selling in excess of 50,000 copies, the issue ranked as one of the year’s best-selling new series from an independent publisher, and was followed in quick succession by the “Summer of Valiant” – a slate of new ongoing titles, including Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Archer & Armstrong, that each debuted to rave reviews and sold-out status.

After multiple awards and nominations, including a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year, Valiant forged even farther in 2013 with the debut of its first crossover event, Harbinger Wars, and the release of Unity #1 by writer Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite – the year’s highest charting debut issue from a non-premier publisher with sales in excess of 70,000 copies. Just this past May, Valiant followed up with “Valiant First” – an all-new line of titles led by the smash-hit ongoing series, Rai, and its biggest crossover event to date, Armor Hunters.

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ABOUT VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,750 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Outside of the United States and Canada, Valiant titles are published in a number of languages and territories internationally, including Brazil, Mexico, France, Italy, Spain, China, and others. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.


Valiant Previews: On Sale June 25th, 2014 – X-O MANOWAR #26 (ARMOR HUNTERS) | SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #3 (of 3)

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by CLAYTON CRAIN* (APR141420/APR141419)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR141421)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (APR141422)

ARMOR HUNTERS unleashes an all-new starting point for the world’s most wanted hero – X-O Manowar – right here with a brand new story arc by Robert Venditti (Armor Hunters, The Flash) and Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns)!

Abducted from his own time by a vicious alien race, the courageous Visigoth warrior known as Aric of Dacia spent years in slavery among the stars before escaping with his captors’ most feared weapon – the X-O Manowar armor. Now, stranded in the modern day, the world’s most primitive man also just happens to wield its most powerful weapon. But what is the X-O Manowar armor? And who before Aric of Dacia dared to wield its incalculable power? The ARMOR HUNTERS hold the key to the armor’s untold history and – one way or another – they’ll crush anything that dares threaten their secret.

CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 6/25/14 (FOC – 6/2/14)

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Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by RUSSEL DAUTERMAN

The curse of the shadow loa is a terrible cross to bear…and Jack Boniface is about to be crushed by it.

As an army of voodoo invisibles makes war on Shadowman, the tortured spirit inside Jack will begin to consume his soul – and force a final confrontation with his greatest enemy, Master Darque…once and for all.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.

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ON SALE 6/25/14 (FOC – 6/2/14)


VALIANT New Printing Alert: ARMOR HUNTERS #1 SECOND PRINTING | RAI #2 SECOND PRINTING

AH_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTThe VALIANT FIRST initiative is starting off the summer in a big, big way!

Valiant is proud to announce that two of June’s most in-demand new releases – ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) and RAI #2 – have both sold out at the distributor level and will soon return to store shelves with second printings on July 9th, right alongside ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) and RAI #3!

First, witness the brutal beginning of Valiant’s blockbuster summer crossover in the ARMOR HUNTERS #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT! From superstar creators Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) and Doug Braithwaite (Unity, Justice), start reading here as X-O Manowar leads Valiant’s most formidable against Earth’s first full-scale cosmic threat…the relentless alien strike team known only as the ARMOR HUNTERS! They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar armor’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking our world with it.

Praise for ARMOR HUNTERS:

“✮✮✮✮✮…Venditti, Braithwaite, and Martin are putting together one exciting book.” – Comic Vine
“✮✮✮✮✮…A comic event that delivers on the very first issue.” – Comic Spectrum
“✮✮✮✮✮…All killer and no filler. In Venditti and Braithwaite we trust, jump on Armor Hunters.” – All-Comic
“✮✮✮✮… The book truly feels like an event… Immersive and well rendered.” – IGN
“✮✮✮✮… Exciting and well-drawn… It’s an event story for readers who think they hate event stories.” – Comic Book Resources

RAI_002_COVER_SECOND-PRINTThen, on the heels of RAI #1‘s red-hot third printing, the all-star creative team of Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT) and Clayton Crain (Carnage, X-Force) continue their visionary journey into 41st century Japan in the RAI #2 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT! In the far future of 4001 A.D., Japan is a single endless city-state, governed by a benevolent artificial intelligence and policed by one lone enforcer – the mysterious Rai, spirit guardian of the rising sun. But, soon, a single bullet will shatter the peace it has taken 2,000 years to secure… This July, discover why there is nothing else in comics quite like RAI!

Praise for RAI:

“✮✮✮✮✮… [Rai] comes with the highest praise.” – PopMatters
“✮✮✮✮✮… A great new series… [Rai] has my attention.” – Max Level Geek
“✮✮✮✮½… Rai is just plain amazing.” – IGN
“✮✮✮✮… An immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics.” – Comic Book Resources
“✮✮✮✮… This is a book you really need to check out.” – Comic Vine

And that’s the just beginning! The Valiant First initiative continues in July with ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3), and then through the summer with THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4) in August, and THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) in September! With a brand new entry point into Valiant’s award-winning publishing line arriving every month, these are the titles that will have you reading Valiant FIRST!

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ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) (SECOND PRINTING VARIANT)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by JORGE MOLINA (APR148537)
$3.99 | T+ | 40 pgs.
ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/23/14)

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

RAI #1 (THIRD PRINTING VARIANT)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR148446)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/16/14)

RAI #2 (SECOND PRINTING VARIANT)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR148538)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/23/14)

RAI #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (MAY141655)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY141656)
Variant Cover by CAFU (MAY141657)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/16/14)


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