Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #12 from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and acclaimed artists Khari Evans and Trevor Hairsine! On May 8th, the definitive Valiant Universe event of the year kicks into high gear as Peter Stanchek and the Renegades come to face-to-face with the Harbinger Wars’ most unpredictable new players – the escaped Project Rising Spirit strike team known as Generation Zero!
Unsure of exactly what they’ll find, the Renegades have followed Peter Stanchek’s strange dreams and visions straight into Las Vegas. Led by the words of the Bleeding Monk – who bleeds but does not die – they’re about to find themselves in the company of PRS’s tempestuous teenage test subjects, the fugitive Harbingers that now call themselves Generation Zero. Inside of a fortified Las Vegas casino, will they will be able to broker a peace with their kindred spirits in the Renegades? Or do these trained child soldiers still have one wild card left in their assault on authority?
The next generation of the Valiant Universe has arrived…and all of Las Vegas is going to feel the aftershocks when Harbinger #12 pulls the trigger on the next explosive chapter of Harbinger Wars – in stores everywhere May 8th!
Then, follow Bloodshot into a no-holds-barred battle with the Harbinger Wars’ most ruthless combatant, Toyo Harada, on May 15th in Bloodshot #11!
Valiant is proud to present an advance look at the rough animatics for the Quantum and Woody #1 QR Voice Variant – a talking variant cover featuring art by Tom Fowler, script by James Asmus and animation by Neal Adams’ Continuity Studios! Experience the real talking goat action for yourself this summer when Valiant releases free promotional posters featuring the Goat’s QR-enabled first appearance in comic shops everywhere!
Then, meet the Goat and the heroes who tolerate him on July 10th in Quantum and Woody #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s next ongoing series by James Asmus and Tom Fowler with color art by Jordie Bellaire. Relaunching the cult favorite superhero duo made famous by Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright in the all-new Valiant Universe, get ready to go big or go home as the world’s worst superhero team begin a brand new era. After estranged brothers Eric and Woody Henderson accidentally stumble into a life-altering scientific accident, they’ll find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Quantum and Woody are coming this July!
Using any QR code application, fans worldwide can experience the Goat’s ennui-laden soliloquy using any smartphone or tablet device. Merely scan the QR code and watch in awe as the Valiant Universe’s next breakout star comes alive, as voiced by Sheldon Lee.
A comics innovation pioneered by Valiant Entertainment, the world’s first QR Voice Variant debuted in May 2012 alongside the publisher’s first release, X-O Manowar #1, and has accrued some 70,000 online views and widespread acclaim from fans and retailers.
QUANTUM AND WOODY #1
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK (MAY131302)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MARCOS MARTIN (MAY131303)
Variant Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON (MAY131304)
QR Voice Variant by TOM FOWLER (MAY131305)
ON SALE 7/10/13 (FOC – 6/17/13)
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Archer & Armstrong #10 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente and rising star Pere Perez! “Far Faraway” starts here! Out of the pages of Archer & Armstrong’s saga-smashing zero issue and into the modern day, Valiant’s conspiracy-busting adventurers are about to set out on their most dangerous mission yet – infiltrate Area 51!
Mary-Maria, Archer’s arch-nemesis/love interest/adopted sister is back and dead set on taking over The Sect – by any means necessary. What better way to seize control of the most secret of secret societies than by unlocking their most secretive of secrets inside the secretest place on Earth? Now, as Mary-Maria sneaks her way inside Area 51 to claim a long-hidden prize, Archer & Armstrong are about to discover the forbidden history that binds America’s blackest black ops base to the time-lost lands of the Faraway – and wind up fighting their way through each of its tightly guarded mysteries, one punch at a time.
And did we mention the aliens?
Get ready for the truth about extraterrestrials (and dinosaurs and the lost colony of Roanoke) right here as Archer & Armstrong begin an all-new, action-packed adventure on June 5th, only in Archer & Armstrong #10!
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #10
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (APR131281)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by JUAN DOE (APR131282)
8-Bit Variant by MATTHEW WAITE (APR131283)
Variant Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON (APR131284)
ON SALE 6/5/13 (FOC – 5/13/13)
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger Wars #2 (of 4) – the second shot fired in Valiant’s first landmark crossover event by acclaimed co-writers Joshua Dysart & Duane Swierczynski and red-hot artist Clayton Henry!
After decades of secret conflict, Toyo Harada has managed in one fell swoop to cripple Project Rising Spirit through the masterful manipulation of key players in the Valiant Universe. Now he wants the psiot children Bloodshot rescued from the bowels of a nightmarish PRS facility. Too bad. This rogue band of super-powered escapees have begun to call themselves Generation Zero and they’ve declared a war of their own. First strike: Vegas, baby!
And, while Sin City smolders, Bloodshot is about to discover a second set of deadly abilities that he never even knew existed – one that will redefine everything we thought we knew about the Valiant Universe’s most feared Harbinger hunter…Initiate the Harada Protocol!
The cataclysmic crossover of 2013 hits the Vegas Strip right here on May 1st, only in Harbinger Wars #2 (of 4)! Then, follow Peter Stanchek and the Renegades into their first encounter with the escaped children of PRS in Harbinger #12, in stores May 8th; and witness Bloodshot’s secret programming in action in Bloodshot #11, in stores May 15th!
HARBINGER WARS #2 (of 4)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR131316)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR131317)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAR131318)
Variant Cover by STEPHANE PERGER (MAR131319)
ON SALE 5/1/13
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS & TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by AMY REEDER (MAR131320)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (MAR131321)
ON SALE 5/8/13
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (MAR131322)
Variant Cover by MATTHEW CLARK (MAR131323)
ON SALE 5/15/13
Valiant is proud to announce that its much anticipated free 8-bit mobile game, Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas, will be hitting iOS and Android devices everywhere on May 2nd!
Available as a free app via the App Store and Android Marketplace, Valiant’s action-packed, retro-styled sidescroller gives users the ability to control Bloodshot or Harbinger’s Peter Stanchek as they fight their way out of a classified Project Rising Spirit compound and directly into the crosshairs of an epic superhuman showdown on the Vegas Strip!
Out of the pages of Valiant’s smash-hit summer crossover event and onto your favorite mobile device, Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas is a first-of-its-kind gaming experience that mirrors the events of the ongoing Valiant comic book storyline by Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski and Clayton Henry. Developed in concert with Storm City Entertainment and Gameshastra, Valiant’s first mobile game comes complete with an all-original 8-bit soundtrack, a wide array of Easter eggs for longtime gamers and Valiant fans, and gameplay that emulates some of the most well-remembered console classics of the 1980s.
“With Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas, we were very much trying to create a throwback to the greatest games of the late 80s and early 90s, and our partners at Storm City and Gameshastra have managed to strike the perfect balance between nostalgia and cutting-edge mobile utility,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions and Ad Sales. “A cross-promotion like this has never before been attempted by a major comics publisher, and it’s our hope that it gets fans and retailers all the more excited for the exciting storytelling that Valiant has in the offing with Harbinger Wars.”
“Everything that we do starts with producing the best, most accessible comics we can and Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas is an extension of that philosophy,” said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “This free mobile game will let fans engage with the story behind Harbinger Wars firsthand, and we’ve already seen new readers get excited about the game and jump on board the comics.”
A 12-issue crossover event from an all-star cast of visionary talent, the defining Valiant Universe storyline of the year continues on May 1st in Harbinger Wars #2 (of 4). Jump on board the series that IGN calls “one hell of a ride” right here, then get a sneak peek at things to come this Free Comic Book Day with the Valiant 2013: Harbinger Wars FCBD Special – available in participating comic shops everywhere this May 4th!
Valiant is proud to announce the upcoming release of Valiant Masters: Eternal Warrior Vol. 1 – The Fist and Steel HC – a new hardcover collection re-presenting the legendary debut of Valiant’s original immortal hero for the first time anywhere!
Arriving in stores this August, the latest Valiant Masters volume presents never-before-collected works by Eisner Award-winner and comics legend Barry Windsor-Smith (Wolverine: Weapon X), alongside all-time classic stories by Jim Shooter (The Avengers, Secret Wars), Kevin VanHook (Bloodshot, Batman Confidential), John Dixon (Air Hawk and the Flying Doctor) and Yvel Guichet (Aquaman, Stormwatch) – all in a deluxe hardcover format!
For a thousand generations, Gilad Anni-Padda has defended the innocent and dealt out justice as the Eternal Warrior – the undying champion of the Geomancers, the Earth’s chosen Fist and Steel. An unsung veteran of every war ever waged, Gilad’s hard-fought quest from the ancient world to modern day Los Angeles will force him to the forefront of the Valiant Universe – and into a brand new kind of battle alongside the likes of Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and his own long-lost brother, the one and only Armstrong.
Featuring the Eternal Warrior’s original solo debut by Jim Shooter and John Dixon alongside Barry Windsor-Smith’s classic tales “Time & Space,” “Space & Time” and “The Musketeers!”, this masterfully illustrated epic of the original Valiant Universe collects Eternal Warrior (1992) #1-7 and Archer & Armstrong (1992)/Eternal Warrior (1992) #8.
Relive these centuries-spanning adventures and more in Valiant Masters: Eternal Warrior Vol. 1 – The Fist and Steel HC – available in finer comic shops everywhere this August!
And for an advance look inside, check out the Valiant Masters: 2013 FCBD Showcase Edition in comic shops everywhere for Free Comic Book Day this May 4th! Visit FreeComicBookDay.com to find a participating retailer near you.
VALIANT MASTERS: ETERNAL WARRIOR VOL. 1 – THE FIST AND STEEL HC
Written by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, JIM SHOOTER and KEVIN VANHOOK
Art by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, JOHN DIXON and YVEL GUICHET
Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH