Explore the Valiant Universe in DIVINITY #0 – AN EPIC JUMPING-ON POINT Coming in August!

DIVINITY_ZERO_COVER-A_RYPMatt Kindt & Renato Guedes Lead Valiant’s Latest Essential Zero Issue with a Visionary Introduction to the Most Acclaimed Publisher in Comics Today

As revealed today at Newsarama, Valiant is proud to announce DIVINITY #0 – AN EPIC JUMPING-ON POINT leading Abram Adams, the supremely powerful being known as Divinity, through the whole of the Valiant Universe! On August 16th, New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Dept. H) and explosive artist Renato Guedes (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Wolverine) present an awe-inspiring introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics – as told through the eyes of Valiant’s most powerful cosmic force!

“Almost overnight, DIVINITY has become one of Valiant’s most beloved and most acclaimed characters – an inspired combination of widescreen super-heroics and intense science fiction unlike anything else in comics,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Now, in the pages of Abram Adams’s first zero issue, Matt Kindt and Renato Guedes have envisioned the perfect way to introduce DIVINITY readers to the full breadth and scope of Valiant’s universe by pulling back to reveal the massive cast of powers at play around Abram and his continued impact on the fabric of our world. This is a guided tour of what makes Valiant tick in 2017, and it could very well be one of the most important jumping-on points we’ve produced to date.”

Divinity, a lost Russian cosmonaut newly arrived to Earth with god-like powers, has successfully restored the world to order after the reality-altering event known as the Stalinverse. But how can a man – even one with near-divine abilities – know for certain that the planet has been truly restored in full? To make sure, Divinity must bear witness to the world as it now stands – heroes, villains, gods, and all – to ensure the rightful order of the Valiant Universe!

From Bloodshot to Faith to Ninjak to X-O Manowar and dozens of surprise guest stars, traverse the world of Valiant’s most enduring icons as Divinity guides a standalone entry point into the most acclaimed publishing line in comics today!

Start reading here on August 16th as all-star creators Matt Kindt and Renato Guedes present the ultimate jumping-on point for the Valiant Universe in DIVINITY #0 – featuring covers by incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA), Eisner Award nominee Ibrahim Moustafa (Savage Things), pulse-pounding artist Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS), legendary cartoonist Peter Bagge (Hate), and comics superstar Kano (QUANTUM AND WOODY!)!

Plus: This October, Valiant unveils a universe of new worlds, new beings, and new myths in ETERNITY #1 – a VISIONARY NEW SERIES from the minds of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE)! The next evolution of Valiant’s acclaimed DIVINITY saga starts here with an expedition into the Unknown. Beyond time… Beyond space… Beyond reality itself… ETERNITY awaits!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

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DIVINITY #0
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover B by IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA
Cover C (Wraparound) by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by PETER BAGGE
Variant Cover by KANO
NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Variant Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 16th (FOC – 7/24/17)

 

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Valiant Joins New York City’s Five Points Festival on May 20th & May 21st!

FIVE-POINTS-FEST_LOGOFrom Saturday, May 20th to Sunday, May 21st, Valiant coming on board for the Five Points Festival – and we’re bringing along five boroughs-worth of merchandise and programming for the ultimate Valiant experience!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside New York City’s Pier 36 at booth #355 for an awe-inspiring introduction to your new favorite heroes, villains, and action-packed epics with a complete selection of paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, FAITH, HARBINGER RENEGADE, NINJAK, QUANTUM & WOODY, SAVAGE and many more!

Then: Jump on board Valiant’s record breaking, cosmos-crushing debut of the year with X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, NINJAK, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of powerhouse artists – including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER, BLOODSHOT REBORN), Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, BLOODSHOT U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (RAI, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN ) – that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

X-O MANOWAR #1 is officially the #1 selling independent comic book release of the year! Now, at Five Points Fest, see why fans everywhere are adding X-O MANOWAR to their pull-lists!

“✮✮✮✮✮… One stunning page after another… Valiant has found a new epic in the making.” – Comic Crusaders

“Brutal, bloody and brilliant… Kindt is at the top of his game here, and Giorello’s art is absolutely gorgeous…” – Bleeding Cool

“✮✮✮✮✮… Easily accessible for anyone curious on trying out Valiant’s flagship book… Kindt and Giorello have created one of the best debut issues in possibly the last decade.” – Pastrami Nation

“A stunning introduction… Gorgeous…” – The A.V. Club

“✮✮✮✮✮… A real powerful comic…[with] an epic, cinematic approach to storytelling…” – Critical Blast

“Epic sci-fi adventure… This book is a showcase for everything Valiant does better than any other publisher…” – Nerdist

“✮✮✮✮✮… Stunning and beautiful… [A] perfect place to start…” – Outright Geekery

“Valiant has never offered an easier or more attractive jumping-on point… The elegant script and gorgeous visuals combine to form a very inviting and accessible new series.” – IGN

“✮✮✮✮✮… Refreshing and amazing… This book is gorgeous from beginning to end.” – Comic Bastards

“Brutal… A great first issue, especially for a reader new to the Valiant world…” – Geek.com

“✮✮✮✮✮… Compelling and mysterious… [X-O MANOWAR] is going to be a tough act to follow…” – Comicsverse

“Grimly beautiful… A perfectly bone-crunching place to start.” – Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮✮… One of Valiant’s breakaway hits of the year.” – All-Comic

We’ll see you in New York! And don’t miss a moment of the action as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through Phoenix, San Francisco, Denver, and more throughout the summer!

Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival
Pier 36
New York, NY

Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival
Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

* Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!*

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

 

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Valiant Previews: VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL – In Stores May 6th! | ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1 – On Sale May 10th!

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VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL
Written by MATT KINDT, JEFF LEMIRE, and ERIC HEISSERER
Art by CAFU, JUAN JOSE RYP, and RAUL ALLEN
Cover by TOMAS GIORELLO (JAN170011)

X-O Manowar and Bloodshot enter the spotlight for Valiant’s Biggest Free Comic Book Day ever!

First: Valiant’s most explosive Free Comic Book Day yet begins as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, NINJAK, Mind MGMT) and rising star CAFU (RAI) present a brand-new prelude introducing the world of X-O MANOWAR #1 – the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from Kindt and a rotating cast of blockbuster interior artists including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER, BLOODSHOT REBORN), Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, BLOODSHOT U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (RAI, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN)!

Then: New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA) present a shocking look ahead at what awaits in BLOODSHOT SALVATION – a top-secret new ongoing series debuting in 2017 — with THE FIRST APPEARANCE of a MAJOR NEW CHARACTER that will have major ramifications for the violent world and troubled life of Ray Garrison…

Plus: SECRET WEAPONS… NINJAK… PSI-LORDS… And surprise revelations for HARBINGER WARS 2!

FREE! | 32 pgs. | T+ | Available MAY 6th

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAR172172)
Cover B by ROBERT GILL (MAR172173)
Variant Cover by MARC LAMING (MAR172175)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (MAR172176)
NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Variant Also Available (MAR172174)

It is a time before civilization…

On the brink of carving out victory in the most violent battle of his life, Gilad Anni-Padda suffers a devastating injury. He awakens weeks later in a strange land, nursed back to health but with no memory of his past. A tribe has shown him compassion in an age of cruelty, and he will return their gift in kind. Now the real violence will begin…

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.) and acclaimed artist Renato Guedes (BLOODSHOT REBORN) lead a celebration of the Eternal Warrior’s 25th anniversary here with the second of four standalone specials honoring the most famous Valiant tales ever told!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale MAY 10th

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com


First Look: SECRET WEAPONS #2 – Livewire Turbocharges the Valiant Universe in July!

SW_002_COVER-A_ALLENValiant is proud to present your first look inside SECRET WEAPONS #2 ­(of 4) – the second sensational chapter of the MUST-READ NEW SERIES from Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (screenwriter of the international smash-hit ARRIVAL and the upcoming BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER feature films from Sony Pictures) and visionary artist Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) with Patricia Martin (BLOODSHOT REBORN)! On July 19th, Valiant’s most important series of the summer enters an extraordinary new echelon as Livewire takes command of her new band of recruits to unlock their hidden potential…before the bioengineered killer hunting them all can claim their power as his own!

The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…

This summer, find out for yourself why critics are heralding Eric Heisserer and Raul Allen’s spectacular vision of power and purpose at the epicenter of Valiant Universe as one of 2017’s essential new series from any major comics publisher:

“✮✮✮✮✮… [SECRET WEAPONS] succeeds on every major level…coming out of nowhere and dominating from the start with a creative team that you never knew was a dream collaboration.” – Comic Bastards

“[SECRET WEAPONS] could shake up comics… [Livewire] is the ideal character for [Heisserer] to focus on after his Academy Award-nominated ARRIVAL screenplay.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“✮✮✮✮½… Explosive [and] action-packed… [SECRET WEAPONS] is pretty impressive.” – Outright Geekery

“[SECRET WEAPONS] looks amazing.” – Entertainment Weekly

“✮✮✮✮½… Stunning… Truly an exciting start to this book…” – Two Guys One Review

“Some of [Heisserer’s] most ambitious work.” – MTV

“✮✮✮✮… Put this one on your pull list, you won’t be disappointed.” – Bleeding Cool

“[Heisserer] is set to make a splash in the comic book world.” – Blastr

The adventure continues on July 19th as Eric Heisserer – the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of ARRIVAL – and Raul Allen and Patricia Martinthe Harvey Award-nominated art team behind WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR – send Livewire and Valiant’s newest team of upstarts charging into a tooth-and-nail fight for survival, only in SECRET WEAPONS #2 ­– featuring covers by Raul Allen (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Marguerite Sauvage (FAITH), Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), and Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night)!

But first: The secret is out on June 28th when Heisserer, Allen, and Martin unleash SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new VALIANT PRESTIGE-format series following in the footsteps of HARBINGER and FAITH to forge a new vision of 21st century superheroes as Livewire steps into the fore with an all-new team of heroes in the waiting!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (APR172108)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (APR172109)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (APR172112)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (APR172113)
Valiant Validated Signature Series Edition by RAÚL ALLÉN (Individually Signed by ERIC HEISSERER) (FEB178016)
Blank Cover Also Available (APR172111)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JUNE 28th (FOC – 6/5/17)

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Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (MAY171963)
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (MAY171964)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (MAY171965)
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH (MAY171966)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JULY 19th (FOC – 6/26/17)

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Valiant Surfs into Tidewater Comicon 2017 – Coming to Virginia Beach on May 13th & 14th!

TIDEWATER-COMICON_2017_LOGOFrom Saturday, May 13th to Sunday, May 14th, Valiant’s non-stop convention tour is going full speed ahead into Tidewater Comicon – and we’re bringing along a high tide of merchandise and panels for two full days of all-out action!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside the Virginia Beach Convention Center at booth #1105 to see why the biggest independent superhero universe in comics is also the best with a selection of paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, FAITH, HARBINGER RENEGADE, NINJAK, QUANTUM & WOODY, SAVAGE and many more!

Plus, don’t miss the all-star Valiant talent that will be joining Tidewater Comicon through the weekend including Robert Venditti (writer, X-O MANOWAR; BOOK OF DEATH)!

Then: Jump into the world of alien-armored Visigoths, machine-made soldiers, and high-flying heroines on Saturday, May 13th at 12:00 p.m. EST in room #5 for the VALIANT 101: THE STORY STARTS HERE panel presentation! New to the Valiant Universe? Jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes – from BLOODSHOT and DIVINITY to FAITH and HARBINGER RENEGADE to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From The A.V. Club to Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today… Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

Plus: Get a sneak peek at the unbelievable battles and milestone moments that are heading to the Valiant Universe on Sunday, May 14th at 11:00 a.m. ET in room #5 for the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation! The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and impactful comic book event of all time starts right here! Jump on board to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes… and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe!

We’ll see you in Virginia Beach! And make sure you’re there for every second of the action as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, and more throughout the summer!

Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th
Tidewater Comicon
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival
Pier 36
New York, NY

Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival
Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

* Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!*

For more information, visit Valiant on  FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

 

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Valiant Entertainment and Threadless Join Forces for Mental Health Awareness Month

THREADLESS_faith_001Chicago, Illinois (May 1st, 2017) - To mark the 68th annual Mental Health Awareness Month during the month of May, award-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment and Threadless Artist Shops will offer a selection of limited-edition t-shirts featuring Faith, Valiant’s groundbreaking comic book character. All proceeds from the items sold will be donated to Hope for the Day, the mental health education and suicide prevention organization.

Featuring the artwork of renowned Faith cover artist Kevin Wada and available only through May 31st, Valiant and Threadless’ first charity-focused collaboration features Valiant’s high-flying superhero.

“Myself and many of us at Threadless and our community have family/friends who struggle with mental health issues. We are proud to support an organization working hard to help others deal with these issues and show they are not alone,” said Lance Curran, Artist Shops Account Director for Threadless.

“It is an honor to work with so many talented people and friends from Threadless and Valiant on this project during Mental Health Awareness month. It is truly amazing to see the impact we can make and what we can accomplish as a community that refuses to stay silent about mental health,” said Jonny Boucher, Founder & CEO of Hope for the Day.

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. One in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family. Take action today to help others as we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Throughout May, Hope for the Day and participants across the country are raising awareness for the importance of mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.

Created by former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter and Eisner Award-winning writer and artist David Lapham in Valiant’s acclaimed HARBINGER series in 1992, Faith has long been a central icon of Valiant’s award-winning publishing line. Then, in early 2016, Faith took her long-awaited, much-demanded first step toward solo stardom with FAITH #1 – a groundbreaking debut that quickly became the first and fastest breakout hit of the year from any major comics publisher. In the months since, Faith’s adventures have garnered near-universal critical acclaim and attention from a host of international media outlets, including The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, The Independent, MTV, The New York Times, NPR, Nylon, PBS, People, Seventeen, Today, Vox, The Washington Post, and dozens more.

Threadless’ Hope For The Day Artist Shop can be found at https://hopefortheday.threadless.com/and, in addition to the newly unveiled Faith design courtesy of Valiant, will also feature new, limited-edition contributions from popular Chicago radio station b96, world-renowned artist Derek Hess, and mental health advocate and illustrator Sow Ay through the month of May.

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About Threadless Artist Shops:

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Whether your focus is art, photography, music, philanthropy, sports, entrepreneurship, or anything else…Artist Shops is for you! Set up a free online merch store in minutes without worrying about manufacturing, order fulfillment, customer service, or any other logistics. You focus on what you do best, we’ll do the rest!

About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 80 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. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Hope for the Day:

Founded in 2011 by Jonny Boucher, Hope For The Day (HFTD) is a global non-profit organization that achieves proactive suicide prevention by providing outreach and mental health education through self-expression platforms. Their team does outreach raising the visibility of resources for support and provides mental health education to equip and empower a grassroots movement for peer to peer proactive prevention that is a sustainable model for evolving social and institutional policies. At Hope For The Day, the team knows that prevention starts with a conversation, and It’s Ok Not To Be Ok.

 

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Valiant to Appear at 2017 Vans Warped Tour® Dates in California, New York, Washington, and More – Coming Soon to a Town Near You!

Award-Winning Comics Publisher to Bring New Merchandise, Free Giveaways, Creator Appearances, and More to Thousands of New Fans Across the United States in Partnership with Longest Running Touring Music Festival

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that – in tandem with its ongoing partnership with the Vans Warped Tour® presented by Journeys® – the publisher will exhibit at several 2017 Vans Warped Tour® concert dates across the United States throughout the upcoming summer season! From June through August, Valiant will hit the road with America’s longest-running touring music festival to bring the largest independent superhero universe in comics to tens of thousands of new fans. To mark this unparalleled collision of music and comics culture, Valiant will be offering a never-before-seen selection of free giveaways, new apparel and merchandise, and appearances by major comics creators at the following  2017 Vans Warped Tour® dates:


June 16, 2017
Seattle, WA


July 8, 2017
Wantagh, NY


July 9, 2017
Hartford, CT


August 5, 2017
San Diego, CA


August 6, 2017
Pomona, CA


Look for more details on Valiant’s selection of Vans Warped Tour®-exclusive merchandise and free giveaways to be revealed soon.In addition to exhibiting with a full-scale convention set-up at these select dates, the collaboration between Valiant and the Vans Warped Tour® presented by Journeys® will continue across the historic tour’s entire summer 2017 season as several of the publisher’s most iconic heroes – including X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, Livewire, Ninjak, and more – take center stage on the tour’s posters, promotional pieces, merchandise, and more.

Valiant’s appearances on the 2017 Vans Warped Tour® will benefit the publisher’s ongoing charitable partners at The Keep A Breast Foundation – a leading nonprofit organization with a mission to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support.

Additionally, Valiant and the Vans Warped Tour® presented by Journeys® have also arranged for participating comic retailers to exhibit alongside Valiant at any of the tour’s 40+ stops throughout the 2017 season. For more details, retailers should e-mail retailers@valiantentertainment.com and note their store name and closest Vans Warped Tour® 2017 festival date.

A complete list of the 2017 Vans Warped Tour® dates can be found here.
For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.
For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

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Valiant Previews: FAITH #11 (“THE FAITHLESS” – PART 2) – On Sale May 3rd!

FAITH_011_COVER-A_KANOFAITH #11 (“THE FAITHLESS” – PART 2)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by JOE EISMA with MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KANO (MAR172182)
Cover B by MIKE NORTON (MAR172183)
Cover C by CRYSSY CHEUNG (MAR172184)
Variant Cover by SARAH WINIFRED SEARLE (MAR172185)

Faith no more!

One by one, Faith has outsmarted and defeated every member of her brand-new rogues gallery. But when all four of Los Angeles’ most sinister minds attack their sworn enemy at once, their combined power may prove to be too powerful to handle! But will evil finally triumph over the high-flying psiot…or collapse under its own collective weight? The most pivotal moment in Faith’s solo career starts here with a rumble that won’t just seal the fate of Los Angeles, but the entire nation!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 3 (FOC – 4/10/17)

 

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Retailer Advisory: Valiant Announces X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 THIRD PRINTING – The Year’s Best-Selling Independent Comic Heads into Yet Another Sell-Out!

XO2017_001_THIRD-PRINTING_COVER_LAROSAWith 90,000 copies sold and counting, the year’s top-selling comic from an independent publisher is returning to the front lines with another sold-out printing!

Valiant is proud to announce that X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Tomas Giorello (BLOODSHOT REBORN), and one of the year’s most acclaimed new series debuts – has sold out at the distributor level for the second time and will return to store shelves everywhere with the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 THIRD PRINTING on May 24th alongside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3!

A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon returns to comic shops everywhere on May 24th with part one of “SOLDIER” – a punishing, three-issue introduction that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

Don’t miss your chance to see why fans and critics everywhere have crowned Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello’s X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 as a must-read spectacle of high-octane adventure and one of the year’s most essential new series:

“✮✮✮✮✮… One stunning page after another… Valiant has found a new epic in the making.” – Comic Crusaders

“Brutal, bloody and brilliant… Kindt is at the top of his game here, and Giorello’s art is absolutely gorgeous…” – Bleeding Cool

“✮✮✮✮✮… Easily accessible for anyone curious on trying out Valiant’s flagship book… Kindt and Giorello have created one of the best debut issues in possibly the last decade.” – Pastrami Nation

“A stunning introduction… Gorgeous…” – The A.V. Club

“✮✮✮✮✮… A real powerful comic…[with] an epic, cinematic approach to storytelling…” – Critical Blast

“Epic sci-fi adventure… This book is a showcase for everything Valiant does better than any other publisher…” – Nerdist

“✮✮✮✮✮… Stunning and beautiful… [A] perfect place to start…” – Outright Geekery

“Valiant has never offered an easier or more attractive jumping-on point… The elegant script and gorgeous visuals combine to form a very inviting and accessible new series.” – IGN

“✮✮✮✮✮… Refreshing and amazing… This book is gorgeous from beginning to end.” – Comic Bastards

“Brutal… A great first issue, especially for a reader new to the Valiant world…” – Geek.com

“✮✮✮✮✮… Compelling and mysterious… [X-O MANOWAR] is going to be a tough act to follow…” – Comicsverse

“Grimly beautiful… A perfectly bone-crunching place to start.” – Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮✮… One of Valiant’s breakaway hits of the year.” – All-Comic

On May 24th, jump on board a modern masterpiece-in-the-making as Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello bring X-O Manowar rocketing onto a battlefield beyond Earth…and even farther beyond imagination! Presented in the brand-new VALIANT PREMIUM format – complete with a deluxe matte finish card stock cover, heavyweight interior pages, and minimal advertisements for an uninterrupted storytelling experience, Aric of Dacia’s one-man domination of a planet returns to comic shops everywhere, only in the X-O MANOWAR #1 THIRD PRINTING – on shelves alongside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3!

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 THIRD PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR178269)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | ON Sale APRIL 26th (FOC – 4/3/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB172049)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (FEB172050)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (FEB172052)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by KAARE ANDREWS (FEB172053)
Blank Cover also available (FEB172051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO with DAVID MACK
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR172157)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (MAR172158)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAR172159)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES (MAR172160)
Blank Cover also available (MAR172161)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale MAY 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4 (NEW ARC! “GENERAL” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (APR172114)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (APR172115)
Interlocking Variant Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM (APR172117)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by BOB LAYTON (APR172118)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale JUNE 28th (FOC – 5/22/17)

 

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First Look: X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4 – “GENERAL” Begins with AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT on June 28th!

XO2017_004_COVER-A_LAROSAAs revealed at SyFyWire, Valiant is proud to present your first look inside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4 – the FIRST ISSUE of “GENERAL,” an ALL-NEW ARC and EXPLOSIVE NEW JUMPING-ON POINT for the year’s best-selling independent comic book series! On June 28th, New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (BLOODSHOT U.S.A., Justice) launch the next phase of X-O Manowar’s galaxy-razing rise to power with “GENERAL” – a three-part juggernaut putting Aric of Dacia in command of his new world’s most dreaded fighting force…and beginning an armor-plated takeover of an alien world that will soon reverberate throughout all corners of the Valiant Universe!

In the fires of victory, a soldier becomes…a general. With the hostile Cadmium army crushed beneath his force’s boots, Aric of Dacia now commands an entire fleet into the final battle for the soul of an empire. But as a new dawn rises across this unrelenting alien world, what vicious new menace will come forth to greet it?

On June 28th, X-O Manowar’s path to domination will shatter the stars themselves as Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite raise the stakes of the year’s #1 best-selling independent comic series right here with a planet-shaking entry point, only in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4 – featuring a formidable line-up of covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and comics legend Bob Layton (Iron Man)!

Then: Don’t miss the next staggering act of the year’s most-talked about new series with the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE! Available only as a pre-order set, the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – including six, massively expanded editions of X-O MANOWAR’s GENERAL” and “EMPEROR” story arcs by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Dept. H) and superstar artists Doug Braithwaite (Bloodshot U.S.A., Justice) and Clayton Crain (RAI, X-Force) – can only be ordered as a set and must be ordered with your local comic shop by the initial order date of April 27th, 2017! Released monthly from June through November, each installment of this six-issue pre-order bundle comes packed with all-new extras and bonus content, including creator commentary and behind-the-scenes process materials…including AN UNFINISHED DELETED SCENE that won’t be found anywhere else!

But first: Join the battle that has taken the comic book industry by storm on April 26th as Matt Kindt & Tomas Giorello propel Aric of Dacia’s chart-dominating debut forward…and force the unstoppable X-O Manowar onto the front lines of an eons-old extraterrestrial battlefield that will forever shape the future of the Valiant Universe’s greatest hero in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – in stores alongside the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 SECOND PRINTING!

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB172049)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (FEB172050)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (FEB172052)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by KAARE ANDREWS (FEB172053)
Blank Cover also available (FEB172051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO with DAVID MACK
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR172157)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (MAR172158)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAR172159)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES (MAR172160)
Blank Cover also available (MAR172161)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale MAY 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4 (NEW ARC! “GENERAL” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (APR172114)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (APR172115)
Interlocking Variant Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM (APR172117)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by BOB LAYTON (APR172118)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale JUNE 28th (FOC – 5/22/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by MATT KINDT
Art DOUG BRAITHWAITE (#4–6) and CLAYTON CRAIN (#7–9)
Covers by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (#4–6) and CLAYTON CRAIN (#7–9) (APR172116)
$23.94 US [six issues] | 40 pgs. each | T + | VALIANT PREMUM
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale JUNE 28th (IOD – 4/27/17)
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #5 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale JULY 26th (IOD – 4/27/17)
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #6 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale AUGUST 23rd (IOD – 4/27/17)
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #7 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale SEPTEMBER 27th (IOD – 4/27/17)
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #8 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale OCTOBER 25th (IOD – 4/27/17)
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #9 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale NOVEMBER 22nd (IOD – 4/27/17)

 

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