4001 A.D. #1 – Matt Kindt & Clayton Crain Forge the Future in the Valiant Event of 2016!

VALIANT_FCBD-2016_4001 AD_COVER_CRAINAt the dawn of the 41st century, the future of Earth will be decided in the stars. Next summer…the rebellion begins in 4001 A.D.!

In the tradition of BOOK OF DEATH, ARMOR HUNTERS, and HARBINGER WARS, Valiant is proud to announce its most ambitious crossover event yet: 4001 A.D.! Beginning with an all-new prologue in the pages of the VALIANT: 4001 A.D. FCBD SPECIAL on Free Comic Book Day 2016, the forces of the future unite behind the fallen guardian of New Japan, Rai, in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new, four-issue event series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK, DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI, X-Force)!

“The year 4001 has always been a vital component of the Valiant Universe but, now, for the first time, we’ll finally be pulling back to reveal the true scale of this world and the wildly diverse cast of heroes that inhabit it,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain have pushed themselves to design a story that is positively brimming with crazy-mad energy, continent-sized ideas and unthinkable potential. From cosmic beings and sentient cities to post-apocalyptic warrior kings and cybernetic samurai, 4001 A.D. will see the Valiant heroes pushed beyond the threshold and into territory far beyond anything we have ever attempted before.”

“Over the past two years, Matt and Clayton have defied all expectations with their epic and acclaimed work on RAI. Now, they’re expanding that vision to include not just one hero, but dozens for a James Cameron-meets-Jack Kirby vision of Valiant’s future and RAI’s incredibly important place at its epicenter,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “As always, everyone at Valiant – from our writers to our artists to our editorial team – is challenging themselves to ensure that 4001 A.D. lives up to Valiant’s growing reputation for creating the highest-quality and most accessible event comics anywhere in the industry today.”

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! Geomancer! Armstrong! And more! The war for the ultimate fate of humanity begins in 4001 A.D.!

In the wake of Free Comic Book Day 2016, 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) kicks off Valiant’s landmark crossover event of the New Year in May 2016! Then, the war on New Japan will spread with the return of RAI’s own titular ongoing series and glimpses of the other heroes of 4001 A.D. in a new series of one-shots throughout the summer. Further details on more 4001 A.D. releases will follow in 2016.

Next summer, the future of the Valiant Universe looms large with an all-new entry point into the most acclaimed publishing line in comics, only in 4001 A.D. #1 – coming in May from Valiant superstars Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain!

Plus: Don’t miss a never-before-seen prelude to the blockbuster comics event of the summer in the VALIANT: 4001 A.D. FCBD SPECIAL as Rai’s crusade to save the future from itself starts here with an all-new story from Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain! Then, the biggest Free Comic Book Day release of the year continues with exclusive looks inside Valiant’s next can’t-miss milestones, including A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 by rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente, and DIVINITY II #1 (of 4) by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine!

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VALIANT: 4001 A.D. FCBD SPECIAL
Written by MATT KINDT, RAFER ROBERTS, and MORE!
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN, TREVOR HAIRSINE, DAVID LAFUENTE, and MORE!
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
FREE | 32 pgs. | COMING IN MAY!

4001 A.D. #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN MAY!

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Jeff Lemire & Kano Lead the Charge for Valiant’s BLOOODSHOT REBORN 2016 ANNUAL #1 – A 64-Page Showdown Coming in March!

BSRB_ANNUAL_2016_COVER-A_KANOAcclaimed Creators Ray Fawkes, Michel Fiffe, Benjamin Marra, Paul Maybury and More Join Valiant’s First-Ever Annual-Sized Spectacular

This March, Valiant’s indestructible commando gears up for Valiant’s first-ever annual with an action-packed tour of Bloodshot’s past, present, and future!

Valiant is proud to announce the BLOODSHOT REBORN 2016 ANNUAL #1 – a 64-page extravaganza coming this March from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and acclaimed artist Kano (QUANTUM AND WOODY, Swamp Thing)… plus an all-star cast of special guest stars including Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal), Michel Fiffe (Copra) & Benjamin Marra (Strange Tales), Paul Maybury (Sovereign), and more!

First: Terror doesn’t wait for Friday at Camp Silver Lake in an extra-sized tale of summertime mayhem from Jeff Lemire and Kano! 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 presents a very special Bloodsquirt solo adventure, alongside all-new stories from Fawkes, Fiffe & Marra, Maybury, and more! From his classified past to the post-apocalyptic future of “THE ANALOG MAN” and featuring the first glimpses of major milestones coming for Bloodshot in 2016 and beyond, duck and cover when the BLOODSHOT REBORN 2016 ANNUAL #1 reveals 64 pages of never-before-told tales for Valiant’s nanite-enhanced agent of destruction!

Featuring covers by Kano, Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying and The Dead), Robert Wilson IV (Bitch Planet) and Keron Grant (Fantastic Four), Valiant’s acclaimed ongoing series ups the ante this March as Jeff Lemire and Kano lead an all-star cast of comics’ brightest talents into the line of fire for BLOODSHOT REBORN 2016 ANNUAL #1 – a 64-page, summer-sized blockbuster!

Then, “THE ANALOG MAN” returns in April with an all-new chapter in BLOODSHOT REBORN #12! Jump back into the driver’s seat as Jeff Lemire and artist extraordinaire Lewis LaRosa continue their post-apocalyptic thrill-ride with the next installment of the gasoline-soaked storyline that must be seen to be believed – presented in the deluxe VALIANT PRESTIGE format!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN 2016 ANNUAL #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE with RAY FAWKES, MICHEL FIFFE & BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY
Art by KANO with RAY FAWKES, BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM
Variant Cover by ROBERT WILSON IV
Variant Cover by KERON GRANT
$5.99 | 64 pgs. | T+| COMING IN MARCH!

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Valiant Previews: NINJAK #10 (NEW ARC! “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” – PART 1) | UNITY #25 (48-PAGE HUMOR SPECTACULAR!) – On Sale December 9th!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (OCT151734)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (OCT151735)
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (OCT151736)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (OCT151737)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (OCT151738)

ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! A SPECIAL FOUR-ISSUE EVENT! “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” STARTS HERE!

In December of 2015, a covert military intelligence unit sent a team of 20 agents and one special operative into a parallel dimension. Only one came back.

The purpose of their mission was classified. Now, out of options, MI-6 has recruited their most elite operative – codename: NINJAK – to follow the doomed mission’s sole witness back into the dimension called Deadside…and bring her missing teammates home.

What will they find there? And who will be waiting for them? Jump on board here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) reunite for a terrifying journey into an unknown plane of existence…and bring NINJAK head-to-head with SHADOWMAN in the all-new, four-part epic “OPERATION: DEADSIDE”!

Plus: an all-new chapter of “THE LOST FILES” begins, featuring explosive artwork by Juan José Ryp (Clone)!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 9th

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Written by MATT KINDT, JAMES ASMUS, DONNY CATES & ELIOT RAHAL, JUSTIN JORDAN, ELLIOTT KALAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, and TOM SCHARPLING
Art by DIEGO BERNARD, MATT KINDT, KANO, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, KARL MOLINE, PERE PEREZ, RAFER ROBERTS, DAN SCHKADE, and BART SEARS
Cover A by KANO (OCT151745)
Cover B by MATT KINDT (OCT151746)
Cover C by FRED HEMBECK (OCT151747)
Cover D by MICHAEL KUPPERMAN (OCT151748)

A SUPER-SIZED FINAL ISSUE FREE-FOR-ALL! THE VALIANT UNIVERSE COLLIDES WITH A MASSIVE CAST OF COMEDY ALL-STARS FOR UNITY’S 48-PAGE FAREWELL!

In the wake of BOOK OF DEATH…Unity is no more. But before Valiant’s elite superteam says goodbye, an all-star lineup of writers, artists, and humorists reveal the unusual, offbeat, never-before-seen, lesser-known adventures of Unity! The tales too incredible to believe! The missions too oddball for public consumption!

Think Bloodshot only joined the team long enough to fight the Armor Hunters? Discover his newly declassified Unity missions! You saw Faith help Unity fight their opposite counterparts, the United…find out how else she helped out the team! Remember that time Quantum and Woody’s goat joined Unity? No? Well, it happened! We promise.

Matt Kindt presents the grand finale to his acclaimed two-year run on Valiant’s premier superteam…but not before James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY), Elliott Kalan (The Daily Show), Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle), Donny Cates & Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and more put Unity through the wringer! Plus: the comics debut of writer/director, creator and host of the cult-favorite podcast The Best Show, professional chump-steamroller, Tom Scharpling!

$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 9th 

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First Look: Rafer Roberts & David Lafuente Smash into A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – A New Ongoing Series Coming in March!

A&A_001_COVER-A_LAFUENTEGET SMASHED OR BE SMASHED! This March…Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo begin an all-out assault on the senses in the pages of a brand-new monthly series!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s next flagship series from red-hot rising star Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm, Carpool Buddies of Doom) and Valiant-exclusive superstar David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man)! “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!

“In my first arc, Archer and Armstrong basically go into Armstrong’s bag,” writer Rafer Roberts told Comic Book Resources. “And it’s filled with monsters, demons and some old friends and enemies that are trapped inside due to Armstrong’s negligence. And a lot of them get out and wreak havoc. Archer, Armstrong and some very special guest stars have to team up and defeat the chaos that Armstrong has caused with his own drunken oafishness.’

‘Armstrong has been around so long, he has this incredible emotional baggage and his satchel is the physical embodiment of that baggage. And now that he is inside of it and letting it all out, it’s causing quite a bit of harm.”

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! (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?

Take two aspirin and call us in the morning…because Archer & Armstrong’s all-new adventure is about to give the rest of the Valiant Universe a splitting hangover headache! It all starts here on March 16th when “IN THE BAG” kicks off with a bang in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – featuring covers by David Lafuente, Kano (QUANTUM AND WOODY), Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY), Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS), Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom), and Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis)!

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover B by KANO
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE
Blank Cover also available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16th (FOC 2/22/16)

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First Look: Lemire & LaRosa’s “THE ANALOG MAN” Goes Gunning for Ninjak in BLOODSHOT REBORN #11 – Coming in February!

BSRB_011_COVER-A_SOOK“THE ANALOG MAN” is coming…and you’ve never seen Bloodshot like this before! This February, the eye-popping comics event of the New Year thunders on as two master creators launch Valiant’s unstoppable hero headlong into a barren and brutalized future far removed from the world he once knew…

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside BLOODSHOT REBORN #11 – the second earth-scorching chapter of “THE ANALOG MAN” from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and blockbuster artist Lewis LaRosa (Punisher)! Presented in the deluxe, ad-free VALIANT PRESTIGE format with laminate card-stock covers, heavyweight end sheets, and exclusive, never-before-seen backmatter, the biggest storyline of 2016 doubles down this February as Bloodshot bulldozes his way through the ravaged remains of the Valiant Universe!

Far into a post-apocalyptic future, Los Angeles has descended into chaos…and even the remaining heroes of the Valiant Universe can’t stand against the G.A.T.E. super-tech that now dominates the wastelands. As Bloodshot and his longtime love Magic emerge from their desert refuge with a small group of survivors in tow, an unexpected acquaintance from the past returns, seeking help and forcing Bloodshot to either turn his back on his friends…or his family! But is the master assassin once called Ninjak truly a friend… or a foe lying in wait?

This February, brace yourself for “THE ANALOG MAN“’s most blistering installment yet as Lemire and LaRosa forge a white-hot vision of Valiant’s biggest heroes with hyper-detailed artwork unlike anything else on the shelves today! Featuring covers by Ryan Sook (Wednesday Comics), Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS), Jeffrey Veregge (Red Wolf), Tula Lotay (The Wicked + The Divine), and Brian Level (The Mantle), BLOODSHOT REBORN #11 must be seen to be believed!

Plus: Also in stores in February, relive “THE ANALOG MAN“‘s exhaust-soaked opening salvo with the BLOODSHOT REBORN: THE ANALOG MAN – DIRECTOR’S CUT #1! For the very first time, go behind the scenes with this special 48-page “director’s cut” of BLOODSHOT REBORN #10, showcasing Lewis LaRosa’s raw pencil-and-ink artwork and Jeff Lemire’s complete script in their unexpurgated glory! Stripped down to pencils, inks and letters alone, Valiant’s must-read storyline kicks into overdrive here with a bonus presentation of “THE ANALOG MAN“’s bare-knuckled first chapter!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #10 (NEW ARC! “THE ANALOG MAN” – PART 1)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (NOV151688)
Cover B by RYAN SOOK (NOV151689)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (NOV151690)
Cover D by JEFFREY VEREGGE (NOV151691)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (NOV151692)
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE (NOV151693)
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (NOV151694)
Valiant Linewide Variant by JEFF LEMIRE (NOV151695)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JANUARY 27th (FOC – 1/4/15)

BLOODSHOT REBORN: THE ANALOG MAN – DIRECTOR’S CUT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art & Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC151653)
$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 24th (FOC – 2/1/16)

BLOODSHOT REBORN #11 (“THE ANALOG MAN” – PART 2)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by RYAN SOOK (DEC151648)
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY (DEC151649)
Cover C by JEFFREY VEREGGE (DEC151650)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (DEC151651)
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL (DEC151652)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale FEBRUARY 24th (FOC 2/1/16)

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Valiant Announces Foreign Language Publishing Partnerships for Spain, Italy, and France

VALIANT_LOGOAward-Winning Publisher Accelerates European Growth with Aleta Ediciones, Star Comics and Bliss Comics

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce new foreign-language publishing partnerships with three of Europe’s preeminent publishers of comic books and graphic novels – Spain’s Aleta Ediciones, Italy’s Star Comics and France’s Bliss Comics – for print and digital translations of Valiant’s award-winning superhero library.

Valiant and Aleta, whose inaugural line of Spanish-language Valiant titles debuted earlier in 2015, will soon begin a long-term extension to their partnership with an expanded array of series encompassing many of Valiant’s most acclaimed titles.

Meanwhile, Valiant’s newly announced publishing partners in Italy and France will begin publication in both print and digital in early 2016 with new editions of best-selling series including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong, Divinity, Quantum and Woody and many more.

Additionally, each publisher will be introducing Valiant’s line of titles to fans in Spain, Italy and France with appearances and promotions at some of the largest conventions across Europe.

“Valiant has a large, vibrant, and ever-growing fan base throughout Europe. Each of these publishers has been specifically selected for the quality of their foreign-language editions and their extensive knowledge of their respective marketplaces,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Licensing, Promotions & Ad Sales. “In concert with our new publishing partners at Aleta, Star, and Bliss, we look forward to bringing Valiant’s beloved library of characters to fans in print and online in Spain, Italy, France and beyond.”

Aleta Ediciones has already begun to publish 10 of Valiant’s most notable titles, including Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior and Harbinger. Aleta is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks since 1996, based in Valencia, Spain. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, Aleta publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including Invincible, Tex, Dylan Dog, Aliens, Predator, Terminator, Robocop and Xenozoic by creators like Alan Moore, Tiziano Sclavi, Frank Miller, Robert Kirkman, Mark Schultz, G. R. R. Martin, Michael Avon Oeming, Alfonso Font and Paul Grist.

Star Comics is one of the leading Italian publishers active in the comic field. Since its foundation, Star Comics’ mission has been to encourage the diffusion of comic books as a form of entertainment and as a cultural phenomenon by making comic books available to all readers in Italy. Star Comics was founded in Perugia by publisher Giovanni Bovini in 1987. Its first publications were translations of several Marvel Comics series including Spider-Man, X-Men and Fantastic Four. Since that time, Star Comics has gone onto produce foreign-language editions of titles by DC Comics, Image Comics, and Wildstorm, in addition to the first Italian language line of Japanese manga. In just over 25 years, Star Comics has published more than 500 titles including monthly series, limited series and standalone books.

Bliss Comics is a relative newcomer to French publishing. Bliss is dedicated to bringing Valiant’s fan-favorite series to France starting in 2016. With an incredible number of talented creators working on Valiant’s strong, diverse characters and epic stories, Bliss looks forward to introducing Valiant’s award-winning universe to new French readers as well as longtime comics fans.

Bliss Comics, Star Comics, and Aleta Ediciones are just the latest additions to Valiant’s growing roster of international publishing partners. They join OVNI Press Editorial in Argentina, HQM Editora in Brazil, Tencent in China, ShoPro in Japan, Kamite in Mexico, Viverra in Russia, and Büyülü Dükkan in Turkey in bringing Valiant’s award-winning library of superhero titles to an international audience.

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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 Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com.

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Valiant Previews: X-O MANOWAR: COMMANDER TRILL #0 – On Sale December 2nd!

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by PHIL JIMENEZ (OCT151749)
Cover B by CARY NORD (OCT151750)
Wraparound Gatefold Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (OCT151751)

ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! THE ORIGIN OF X-O MANOWAR’S UNRELENTING ARCH-ENEMY…TOLD FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!

From Aric of Dacia’s escape with the X-O Manowar armor to the destruction of his own home world, pain and consequence have haunted the life of the alien general called Commander Trill. Now, on the eve of the most devastating assault yet, find out why with an essential, standalone zero issue detailing the battle-scarred life and origin of the Vine’s mightiest military leader…and an all-new prelude to X-O Manowar’s most terrifying clash of the year!

Be here as Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and rising star Francis Portela (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) chronicle the beginning of Trill’s shattered destiny with an all-new one-shot introduction to the many worlds – and many foes – of Valiant’s most formidable hero!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 2nd (FOC—11/9/15)

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Valiant Announces Prestige Format Release for Jeff Lemire & Lewis LaRosa’s “THE ANALOG MAN” – Beginning in January’s BLOODSHOT REBORN #10!

BSRB_010_COVER-A_LAROSAPlus: Experience Lewis LaRosa’s Explosive Artwork with the First Lettered Preview of BLOODSHOT REBORN #10!

Valiant is proud to announce that all issues of “THE ANALOG MAN” – the all-new, four-part bombshell beginning in January’s BLOODSHOT REBORN #10 by New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and blockbuster artist Lewis LaRosa – will debut in the publisher’s deluxe VALIANT PRESTIGE format!

A special, ad-free presentation featuring laminate card-stock covers and custom-designed heavyweight end sheets for the standard $3.99 cover price, VALIANT PRESTIGE is a high-end treatment reserved for Valiant’s most high-profile new releases. Following in the footsteps of previous VALIANT PRESTIGE releases, including THE VALIANT by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt & Paolo Rivera and DIVINITY by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine, BLOODSHOT REBORN #10 rushes into stores everywhere on January 27th to mark the beginning of a pivotal new jumping-on point that must be seen to be believed…

Many years from now, Los Angeles has become a post-apocalyptic wasteland and the once unstoppable killing machine known as BLOODSHOT has become THE ANALOG MAN. Hopelessly outdated, Bloodshot’s taken on a new role as the protector of a small town, eking out a subsistence existence with the great love of his life – Magic – and protecting a group of stragglers who’ve weathered the storm. But when a gang of marauders arrives, the settlement’s survival is threatened, and Bloodshot is forced to bring justice to the distorted and disjointed badlands of the Valiant Universe!

“‘THE ANALOG MAN’ is a milestone for one of Valiant’s biggest characters, due in no small part to the positively jaw-dropping artwork of Lewis LaRosa. There simply aren’t any other comics on the stands that look this good or feel this epic,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Not only is BLOODSHOT REBORN #10 a perfect jumping-on point for new readers, it’s an example of comic book storytelling at its finest. Jeff Lemire and Lewis LaRosa are throwing off sparks with each new page that comes in and we knew right away that nothing short of the acclaimed VALIANT PRESTIGE format would give THE ANALOG MAN the blockbuster treatment it deserves.”

Featuring covers from a concussive line-up of some of comics’ biggest talents – including Lewis LaRosa (The Punisher), Ryan Sook (Wednesday Comics), Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son), Jeffrey Veregge (Red Wolf), Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose), David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man) and Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) – one of the most acclaimed series in comics kicks off a fiery new chapter on January 27th, only in BLOODSHOT REBORN #10 – the FIRST ISSUE of “THE ANALOG MAN“!

Then: In the aftermath of BLOODSHOT REBORN #10‘s bone-rattling debut, THE ANALOG MAN’s takeover of the Valiant Universe continues on February 24th with the release of BLOODSHOT REBORN: THE ANALOG MAN – DIRECTOR’S CUT #1! For the very first time, go behind the scenes with this special 48-page “director’s cut” of BLOODSHOT REBORN #10, showcasing LaRosa’s raw, hyper-detailed pencil-and-ink artwork and Lemire’s complete script! Stripped down to pencils and letters alone, you’ve never seen Bloodshot like this as the must-read storyline of the New Year circles back for a bonus presentation of “THE ANALOG MAN“’s bare-knuckled first chapter!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #10 (NEW ARC! “THE ANALOG MAN” – PART 1)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (NOV151688)
Cover B by RYAN SOOK (NOV151689)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (NOV151690)
Cover D by JEFFREY VEREGGE (NOV151691)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (NOV151692)
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE (NOV151693)
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (NOV151694)
Valiant Linewide Variant by JEFF LEMIRE (NOV151695)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 27th (FOC – 1/4/15)

BLOODSHOT REBORN #11 (“THE ANALOG MAN” – PART 2)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by RYAN SOOK (DEC151648)
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY (DEC151649)
Cover C by JEFFREY VEREGGE (DEC151650)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (DEC151651)
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL (DEC151652)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 24th (FOC 2/1/16)

BLOODSHOT REBORN: THE ANALOG MAN – DIRECTOR’S CUT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art & Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC151653)
$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 24th (FOC – 2/1/16)

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Retailer Advisory: Valiant’s NINJAK #10 Receives Full Returnability, Enhanced Discount, and Upgraded Cover Stock in Lieu of Glow-in-the-Dark Treatment

NINJAK_010_COVER-A_BRAITHWAITERetailers be advised: Valiant Entertainment’s NINJAK #10 – the first issue of the “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” storyline by writer Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite featuring the long-awaited return of Shadowman to the Valiant Universe – has been made fully returnable for all accounts and will now feature an upgraded, high-quality cover stock in lieu of the previously solicited glow-in-the-dark cover treatment.

Retailers that previously qualified for returnability based on NINJAK #10′s qualifying incentives will now also receive an extra 5% discount on their orders of NINJAK #10 for a total of 70% off all qualifying orders.

The shipping schedule for NINJAK #10 will remain unaffected by this change and will still arrive in stores on time for the issue’s December 9th on-sale date, maintaining Valiant’s unbroken record of on-time shipping across more than 300 individual issues since their 2012 launch. Additionally, the previously solicited NINJAK #11 and NINJAK #12 will now feature the same upgraded cover stock, rather than glow-in-the-dark cover treatments as well.

“Valiant’s number one priority is the quality of our content and this is one rare instance where the manufacturing process was unable to satisfactorily capture what we had envisioned,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Many fans, retailers, creators, and Valiant staff alike were looking forward to “OPERATION: DEADSIDE”‘s glow-in-the-dark covers – a first in Valiant history. Unfortunately, the samples just didn’t live up to expectations and, rather than release something that fell beneath our standard of quality, we’re upgrading the covers all around to give fans an equally weighty and every bit as exciting reading experience come December.”

First revealed at Entertainment Weekly, “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” is a special four-part, in-series event storyline beginning in NINJAK #10! Come aboard here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) – the chart-topping creative team behind the sold-out debut of UNITY – reunite for an all-new jumping-on point colliding Ninjak with Shadowman for a terrifying descent into an unknown and uncharted plane of existence!

In 2015, a covert military intelligence unit sent a team of 20 agents and one special operative into a parallel dimension. Only one came back.

The purpose of their mission was classified. Now, out of options, MI-6 has recruited their most elite operative – codename: NINJAK – to follow the doomed mission’s sole witness – the mysterious occult specialist PUNK MAMBO – back into the dimension called Deadside…and bring her missing teammates home.

What will they find there? And who will be waiting for them?

Featuring covers by all-star artists Doug Braithwaite (UNITY), Tom Muller (Wolf), Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY), and Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), the first chapter of Valiant’s next can’t-miss milestone arrives in stores on December 9th, only in NINJAK #10 – the FIRST ISSUE of “OPERATION: DEADSIDE“!

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NINJAK #10 (NEW ARC! “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (OCT151734)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (OCT151735)
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (OCT151736)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (OCT151737)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (OCT151738)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 9th (FOC – 11/16/15)

NINJAK #11 (“OPERATION: DEADSIDE” – PART 2)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by KANO (NOV151712)
Cover B by CARY NORD (NOV151713)
Cover C by CLAYTON HENRY (NOV151714)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV151715)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (NOV151716)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 13th (FOC – 12/21/15)

 

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Valiant Previews: X-O MANOWAR #42 | IVAR, TIMEWALKER #11 – On Sale November 25th!

XO_042_COVER-A_SANDOVALX-O MANOWAR #42
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (SEP151670)
Cover B by STEVE LIEBER (SEP151671)
Variant Cover by AL BARRIONUEVO (SEP151672)

“EXODUS”…excised!

As the Vine make a desperate, final stand against G.A.T.E. for a rightful home, only Aric of Dacia can bring peace. But X-O Manowar’s fed up with being manipulated… and makes a decision that will change Earth forever. New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval (X-Men: Legacy) bring you the heartbreaking finale of “EXODUS”!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 25

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IVAR_011_COVER-A_ALLENIVAR, TIMEWALKER #11
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PÉREZ
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (SEP151678)
Cover B by CAROLINA BENSLER (SEP151679)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (SEP151680)

Who dares survive the Space-Loop?!

Trapped as the planet Earth whips through history at lightning speed, Ivar and Neela must confront their feelings for one another – and Neela finds herself about to make a fateful decision that may save history forever – but cost her own life! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Pérez (UNITY) bring you one step closer to “ENDING HISTORY”!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 25

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