NYCC 2014: Valiant Debuts VALIANT NEXT – Six Epic New Series Coming in 2015!

THE VALIANT | IVAR, TIMEWALKER | DIVINITY | IMPERIUM | NINJAK | BLOODSHOT REBORN

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In 2015…the story starts here!

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce VALIANT NEXT – an all-new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative talents in comics today. Beginning in December with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera, VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

Following the critically acclaimed, smash-hit success of VALIANT FIRST in 2014, VALIANT NEXT will present six new starting points perfect for readers new and old. Featuring an exciting selection of new series starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never before seen characters, VALIANT NEXT is the NEXT epic evolution of Valiant’s best-selling, fan-favorite publishing line.

“We’ve spent two years building an award-winning publishing line, pouring our hearts into re-imagining X-O MANOWAR, HARBINGER and the rest of the Valiant Universe for the modern day. Now it’s time to take it to the next level,” said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “VALIANT NEXT taps into the same creative energy that made Valiant one of the most legendary comic book companies of all time. When I was a kid, one of the best things about Valiant was picking up an issue with a brand new character, like X-O MANOWAR or NINJAK. I’m excited that we’re doing that again now with series like DIVINITY and IMPERIUM. And that’s only a fraction of what we have coming next.”

“Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt and Paolo Rivera are delivering an absolute monster of a book with THE VALIANT and it’s the perfect title to lead off VALIANT NEXT,” said Valiant Editor-In-Chief Warren Simons. “This is our most ambitious initiative yet, and everyone’s bringing their A-game. The creative team of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG reuniting to launch IVAR, TIMEWALKER. Clay Mann on NINJAK – his first ongoing series at Valiant. Mico Suayan tearing it up with Jeff Lemire on BLOODSHOT REBORN. Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite together for the first time for the devastating events of IMPERIUM. Not to mention the introduction of an all-new, all-powerful force in DIVINITY from the minds of Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine. It’s a kick-ass time to be a Valiant fan.”

For more information on VALIANT NEXT, join Valiant this week at New York Comic Con 2014 for the VALIANT COMICS: THE VALIANT, RAI, X-O MANOWAR, AND BEYOND panel presentation on Friday, October 10th at 12:15 pm. Featuring Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, NINJAK, DIVINITY), Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, BLOODSHOT REBORN), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER), Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR), Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, get your first look inside each VALIANT NEXT release right here, only at New York Comic Con!

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THE VALIANT #1 (of 4)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art by PAOLO RIVERA
PRESTIGE FORMAT LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING DECEMBER 2014

A battle ten millennia in the making…

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…THE VALIANT.

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING JANUARY 2015

From the award-winning team that brought you ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry present a centuries-spanning race against the clock!

At this very moment in Geneva, Switzerland, history is being made. A thousand meters underground inside the Large Hadron Collider, researcher Neela Sethi is about to discover time travel – and jeopardize her life in the process. But she doesn’t know that yet. Ten minutes from now, every deadbeat chrononaut, wannabe conqueror, and misguided protector of the timestream will be banging down her door. Good thing that the legendary Ivar, Timewalker, got there first…right? Now it’s down to history’s most jaded, most tempestuous time traveler to stop the worst of everything that is, was, and will be…before time runs out!

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DIVINITY #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
PRESTIGE FORMAT LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2015

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity -– one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist.

How long can it be before the first confrontation between mankind and DIVINITY begins?

From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine comes a shocking new vision of 21st century science fiction in an all-new prestige format limited series.

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IMPERIUM #1
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2015

A daring new superhero saga from New York Times best-selling creator Joshua Dysart – writer of of the Harvey-Award nominated series Harbinger – and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite!

Toyo Harada is the most dangerous human being on the planet. Imbued with incredible powers of the mind, he has spent his life guiding humanity from the shadows. But today he is a wanted man. His powers are public knowledge, his allies have turned to enemies, and he is hunted by every government on the planet.

Instead of surrendering, Harada has one last unthinkable gambit to play: to achieve more, faster, and with less, he will build a coalition of the powerful, the unscrupulous and the insane. No longer content to demand a better future, he will recruit a violent legion from the darkest corners of the Earth to fight for it. The battle for utopia begins now.

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NINJAK #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING MARCH 2015

Then: Meet inexperienced MI-6 recruit Colin King on his first mission in the field as he learns the basics of spycraft and counterintelligence, and develops a volatile relationship with his first handler.

Now: Colin King is Ninjak, the world’s foremost intelligence operative, weapons expert, and master assassin. And he’s hunting the Shadow Seven – a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past.

For the first time, Ninjak’s past and future collide in the pages of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clay Mann!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Colors by DAVID BARON
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING APRIL 2015

From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and red-hot rising star Mico Suayan, Valiant delivers an all-new ongoing series for Valiant’s most unrelenting hero!

Bloodshot’s nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit – a private contractor trafficking in violence – very well.

Now, Bloodshot is a shadow of his former self. He lives in self-imposed exile, reeling from the consequences of his past life and the recent events that nearly drove him mad. But when a rash of shootings by gunmen who appear to look just like Bloodshot begin, his guilt will send him on a mission to stop the killers, even if it means diving headlong into the violence that nearly destroyed him.

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Valiant Previews: X-O MANOWAR #0 | THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 – In Stores October 8th, 2014

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAY MANN
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (AUG141713)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (AUG141714)
Interlocking Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148184)
Interlocking Cover D by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148185)
Interlocking Cover E by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148186)
Interlocking Cover F by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148187)
Interlocking Cover G by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148188)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (AUG141715)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (AUG141716)

Lock missiles and ZERO in on the can’t–miss origin of Aric of Dacia, a.k.a. X-O MANOWAR!

After narrowly surviving the events of ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O Manowar (or what’s left of him) must look to the future, but, to do so, Aric must first learn the startling secret of his past. Be here in October and learn the TRUE, violent origin of Visigoth life under the brutality of the Roman Empire.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.| ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC – 9/15/14)

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Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (AUG141728)

Descent and peril!

Leaving her mortal body in deadly danger, the spirit of Dr. Mirage is about to enter the afterlife’s web of worlds, and begin the fight to win back a partner she thought she’d lost forever. But enemies lie in wait everywhere, and while demons and beasts besiege Mirage in the spirit world, an unexpected new eruption of evil threatens her life on Earth!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC – 9/15/14)

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NYCC 2014: Valiant Announces Exclusives, Programming, Signings, and More for New York Comic-Con 2014!

VALIANT_CKRTLAB_X-O-MANOWAR-URBAN-VINYL_packagingNext week, Valiant Entertainment is taking center stage at New York Comic Con 2014 – the biggest pop culture convention on the East Coast – for a weekend packed to the brim with surprise announcements, convention-only exclusives, creator signings, and more!

From Thursday, October 9th through Sunday, October 12th, join Valiant at Booth #2028 inside the Javits Center in midtown Manhattan to shop a brand new selection of NYCC-exclusive offerings – including the limited edition X-O Manowar Urban Vinyl Figure by CKRTLAB Toys! The first in a new line of Valiant Urban Vinyl figures set to debut in 2015, the first-ever X-O Manowar stands 5.5 inches tall with 6 points of articulation and comes enhanced with a luster-rich metallic finish, “lightning sword” weapon accessory, and collectible packaging that is perfect for display.

Plus: pick up the X-O MANOWAR #0 NYCC Exclusive Variant, featuring an all-new cover by rising star Michael Walsh (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Secret Avengers)! Jump on board here and discover the untold origins of Valiant’s armored Visigoth hero with Valiant’s latest essential zero issue by acclaimed creators Robert Venditti and Clay Mann!

XO_ZERO_NYCC_WALSHAnd that’s not all – look for signings and appearances all weekend long from some of Valiant’s biggest talents, including Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER), Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT), Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI, UNITY), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Michael Walsh (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Fred Van Lente (THE DELINQUENTS, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, ARMOR HUNTERS), and many more!

Then, on Friday, October 10th at 12:15 PM, join an all-star panel of guests for the VALIANT COMICS: THE VALIANT, RAI, X-O MANOWAR AND BEYOND panel presentation! This winter, superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera launch the year’s most anticipated new series with THE VALIANT…but what happens next? Find out here as Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT), Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI, UNITY), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Fred Van Lente (THE DELINQUENTS, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR), Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani lead off an exclusive round of news and announcements, right here at New York Comic-Con! Plus: RAI, X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, QUANTUM AND WOODY, and much, much more!

And the action continues on Saturday, October 11th at 8 PM as Valiant brings the superstar creative team behind THE VALIANTJeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera – to New York’s famous St. Marks Comics for an exclusive post-show signing, featuring free THE VALIANT: FIRST LOOK preview editions, and more!

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First Look: Milligan and LaRosa Lead Off BLOODSHOT #25 – A 48-Page Anniversary Blowout!

BLOOD_025_COVER-A_LAROSAValiant is proud to present an advance preview of BLOODSHOT #25 – a 48-page anniversary blowout featuring a murderer’s row of comics talents from throughout the bullet-riddled history of Valiant’s most brutal, most relentless hero!

Meet the man behind Bloodshot – or is he? – when one soldier’s untapped killer instinct takes over in “Bloodshot: Glitch” – a feature-sized lead tale of blood, guts, and heart by Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX)!

“With ‘Glitch,’ Peter has crafted a gripping, action-packed, and psychological take on Bloodshot – and Lewis’s pages have only made it that much more devastating,” said Bloodshot editor Alejandro Arbona. “This is Lewis’s first full-length interior work in almost a decade, and he spent the better part of a year just packing in as much detail and emotion as possible. It’s been well worth the wait, and when you see his artwork, you’ll see why.”

Plus: an all-new Bloodshot tale by comics master Howard Chaykin, and the original launch team of Duane Swierczynski and Manuel García return for a brand new adventure! And don’t miss the origin of Bloodshot retold, and even more stories and artwork from Justin Jordan (Spread), Rafer Roberts (X-O Manowar #25), and more, right here in this oversized 48-page giant!

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Packed to the rafters with bonus features and artwork, including a complete cover gallery of Bloodshot’s exploits from 1993 to today, the BLOODSHOT #25 anniversary extravaganza also features standard covers by Lewis LaRosa and Al Barrionuevo; incentive variant covers by Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) and Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates); and a new throwback variant featuring Bloodshot’s original logo and trade dress design by Bloodshot co-creator and comics legend Don Perlin (The Defenders).

Before Bloodshot steps front and center for the THE VALIANT #1 by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera in December, Valiant’s most dangerous man-at-arms takes on his biggest assignment yet in BLOODSHOT #25 – arriving in stores on November 5th!

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Written by PETER MILLIGAN with HOWARD CHAYKIN, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, JUSTIN JORDAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH and MANY MORE!
Art by LEWIS LAROSA with HOWARD CHAYKIN, BARRY KITSON, MANUEL GARCIA, RAFER ROBERTS and MANY MORE!
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP14 1694)
Cover B by AL BARRIONUEVO (SEP14 1695)
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE (SEP14 1696)
Throwback Variant by DON PERLIN (SEP14 1697)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (SEP14 1698)
$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 11/5/14 (FOC – 10/13/14)

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Valiant and CKRTLAB Toys Unveil New Line of Urban Vinyl Figures – Debuting at New York Comic-Con 2014

CKRTLAB_X-O Manowar_001Valiant Entertainment and CKRTLAB Toys are proud to announce a brand new line of urban vinyl figures featuring Valiant’s award-winning library of super-heroes. Slated for a release in comic shops and online in 2015, the new Valiant urban vinyl toy line will feature a wide selection of highly stylized Valiant heroes, beginning with X-O Manowar.

Valiant will offer an exclusive, early release of the first new figure in the Valiant urban vinyl line – X-O Manowar – at New York Comic-Con from October 9th-12th, 2014. Limited to 150 pieces and available only from Valiant Entertainment at New York Comic Con 2014 (Booth #2028) for $25 per figure, the X-O Manowar Urban Vinyl figure stands 5.5 inches tall with 6 points of articulation and comes enhanced with a luster-rich metallic finish, exclusive “lightning sword” weapon accessory, and collectible packaging that is perfect for display.

“Since day one, Valiant’s fans around the world have been demanding figures and figurines of these iconic heroes,” said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment. “In CKRTLAB TOYS, we’ve found the perfect partner to make that dream a reality, and we can’t wait to get the first-ever X-O Manowar figure in front of fans at New York Comic-Con 2014.”

“Valiant Entertainment creates some of the best comics in the market today,” said Tim Ellis, CEO of CKRTLAB TOYS. “CKRTLAB TOYS is thrilled about our partnership with Valiant Entertainment and bringing vinyl figures of these great characters to all the fans.”

CKRTLAB_X-O Manowar_002Aric of Dacia, a fifth century Visigoth armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon, is all that stands between the Earth and all-out annihilation at the hands of the alien race that abducted him from his own time. Stranded in the modern day, X-O Manowar’s battle against the Vine has taken him into the shadows with the lethal operative known as Ninjak – and launched a quest for vengeance that will bring the Vine’s alien empire to its knees. The Vine destroyed Aric’s world. Now he will give them war.

Since debuting in the pages of X-O Manowar #1 in 1992, X-O Manowar has sold more than 8 million copies and featured work by a distinguished roster of comics luminaries including current Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter, comics legends Bob Layton and Barry Windsor-Smith, and many, many more.

As the first title of Valiant’s 2012 relaunch, the all-new X-O Manowar #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord became one of the year’s highest selling debut issues, warranting four sold-out printings. In the years since, the series has continued to accrue critical and commercial accolades, including awards for “Best Revival of 2012″ by The Onion/A.V. Club, “Best Ongoing Series” by Ain’t It Cool News, and a 2012 Diamond Gem Award nomination for Best Comic Book of the Year, among others.

Most recently, X-O Manowar was recruited into the ranks of Valiant’s first-ever superteam – alongside other all-star heroes including Bloodshot, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, and Livewire – to launch 2013′s highest charting debut issue from a non-premier publisher in Unity #1; and found himself at the epicenter of Valiant’s sold-out summer crossover event, Armor Hunters, cementing his role as the Earth’s most formidable hero.

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Valiant Previews: ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1 | BLOODSHOT #24 – In Stores October 1st, 2014

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CAFU
Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (AUG141710)
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES (AUG141711)
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (AUG141712)

The fallout of the summer’s blistering crossover event starts now – and no hero can escape what happens next!

The ARMOR HUNTERS invasion has passed, leaving massive casualties and a fractured populace in its wake. Don’t miss the epilogue to Robert Venditti’s galaxy spanning epic, ARMOR HUNTERS, in the book that will set a new status quo for all of your favorite heroes! Find out here as X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, BLOODSHOT, THE HARBINGER RENEGADES and many more forge a new frontline of defense for the people of Earth!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/1/14

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Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by WILL ROSADO
Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (AUG141731)
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE (AUG141732)

Russian super-spies don’t die easy!

Deep in the biting cold of a former Soviet state, a mysterious cell of sleeper agents – their minds clouded, but their bodies genetically enhanced – are wreaking havoc and inching the region toward war. Forced into a fight he never wanted, Bloodshot is about to discover the shocking secret of their agenda…and, when faced with the might of their unstoppable power, will meet an enemy eerily similar to himself…

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/1/14

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Valiant Heads to Long Beach Comic Con 2104 – This Weekend!

VALIANT_LONG-BEACH-2014This weekend, Valiant is bringing its award-winning publishing line-up to Long Beach Comic Con 2014!

From Saturday, September 27th through Sunday, September 28th, join Valiant at Booth #307 inside the Long Beach Convention Center for a weekend jam-packed with Valiant creators panels, and con-exclusive giveaways!

First up, before the THE VALIANT #1 arrives this December, experience the battle ten millennia in the making with THE VALIANT: FIRST LOOK – a free, exclusive preview edition featuring a behind-the-scenes look inside the all-new, prestige format mini-series event from superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera. Packed with never-before-seen artwork, preview pages, and interviews – and featuring nearly every Valiant hero – do not miss your chance to find out why THE VALIANT is the must-read comic book event of the winter.

Plus: on Saturday, September 27th at 4:30 p.m. in Room 101A, don’t miss the VALIANT COMICS: ARMOR HUNTERS, THE VALIANT, AND BEYOND panel presentation! Hot off the heels of 16 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards – including six for the industry’s most nominated series, QUANTUM AND WOODY – find out why Valiant is one of the most talked-about publishers in comics today! Join the team right here for an in-depth discussion about the future of X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, RAI, HARBINGER, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, and many more!

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 Sells Out, Returns with Second Printing in October!

DRMIRAGE_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGValiant is proud to announce that THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the critically acclaimed new limited series by Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages, Captain Marvel) and acclaimed artist Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil, Age of Apocalypse) – has sold out at the distributor level.

Following on the heels of other recent Valiant first chapter sell-outs, including ARMOR HUNTERS #1, ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1, ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1, THE DELINQUENTS #1, and RAI #1 (now in its fifth printing), an all-new printing of Dr. Mirage’s first issue debut will arrive on store shelves with THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 SECOND PRINTING on October 29th – just in time for Halloween!

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.

Start reading here on October 29th to join the heart-wrenching adventure into the underworld that has enraptured fans and critics:

DRMIRAGE_002_COVER_FOREMAN“✮✮✮✮✮…This is one hell of a debut from Valiant and the creative team. Don’t miss out on it.” – Comic Bastards

“✮✮✮✮½…Everything you could want in a paranormal story…with mystery and intrigue around every corner.” – Bloody Disgusting

“✮✮✮✮½…Equal parts clever and emotional as it sets up an impressive new hero…” – Comic Book Resources

“✮✮✮✮½…A solid hit, combining an excellent script with appropriately moody art and a unique color palette…” – Major Spoilers

“8.6…A great example of how to launch a new series… There’s a great mystery and sense of dread already in place.” – IGN

“8.5…Off to a fabulous start, with the team of Van Meter and De La Torre delivering a thoroughly gripping tale…” – Unleash the Fanboy

And don’t miss the second stunning chapter of Dr. Mirage’s journey on October 8th in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2! From Deadside and into the web of worlds beyond, Shan Fong-Mirage is about to begin the fight to win back the husband she thought she’d lost forever…

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) SECOND PRINTING
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/29/14 (FOC – 10/6/14)

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 (of 5)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (AUG141728)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC – 8/11/14)

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Valiant Previews: ARMOR HUNTERS #4 | X-O MANOWAR #29 (ARMOR HUNTERS) | HARBINGER: OMEGAS #2 – In Stores September 24th, 2014

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (JUL141482)
Qr Voice Variant by TOM FOWLER (JUL141483)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JUL141484)
Artist Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL141485)

That was just a battle… Now get ready for the war!

X-O Manowar has played the ultimate gambit, and finally leveled the playing field against the villainous Armor Hunters. But the galaxy’s deadliest killers haven’t come this far just to surrender! Their final charge is now upon us…and it will take the combined powers of X-O Manowar, Unity, Bloodshot and the rest of the Earth’s most formidable heroes to save our world from a full-scale cosmic reckoning. The summer’s biggest crossover event is going out with a BIG bang – and, when the smoke clears, everything you thought you knew about the Valiant U will be forever changed!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 9/24/14 (FOC – 9/1/14)

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XO_029_COVER_CAFUX-O MANOWAR #29 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by CAFU (JUL141492)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (JUL141493)

Broken kingdom!

The world has changed for Aric of Dacia – the armored earthbound hero known as X-O Manowar. Unable to protect his friends and allies from the interstellar hunters sworn to kill him, the Visigoth warrior who would be king now recoils from the horrendous consequences – even as a threatening new future looms. Everything changes now!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 9/24/14 (FOC – 9/1/14)

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Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JUL141494)
Variant Cover by GLENN FABRY (JUL141495)

Toyo Harada strikes back!

In the aftermath of the tragic firestorm between the world’s most powerful omega-level psiot and his wayward heir, casualties were claimed on both sides. Now, the last remnants of each opposing force – the Harbinger Foundation and the surviving Renegades – have been shattered and driven deep underground. But Toyo Harada – newly exposed as the world’s foremost superhuman – has no one left to stop him…and his greatest work can finally begin…

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 9/24/14 (FOC – 9/1/14)

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Valiant Solicitations for DECEMBER 2014 – THE VALIANT #1, RAI #5 (NEW ARC!), VALIANT-SIZED QUANTUM AND WOODY, HARBINGER: FAITH #0, and More!

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THE VALIANT #1 (of 4)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Interconnecting Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
B&W Sketch Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
Blank Cover also available

A battle ten millennia in the making is about to begin…with an all-new, prestige format mini-series from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man) & Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil)!

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…THE VALIANT.

An entirely self-contained, new reader friendly comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 10

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RAI #5 (ALL-NEW ARC!)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by DAVID MACK
Cover C by RILEY ROSSMO
QR Voice Variant by MICO SUAYAN
Variant Cover by DAVID AJA

The critically acclaimed, fan-favorite series is BACK! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clayton Crain return for the second staggering volume of RAI!

In the aftermath of the devastating battle for 41st century Japan, Rai must pick up the pieces as he grapples with the startling truth about Father and his purpose. Will Rai remain a champion of the people or will he succumb to the same fate as the men who carried the mantle before him? And why is everyone looking at him so strangely? Go back to the future as Kindt and Crain crack open a brand new chapter for Valiant’s smash-hit ongoing series!

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3

RAI #5 PLUS EDITION
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

For Valiant’s dedicated pullbox customers, return to the world of 41st century Japan with a special expanded edition of RAI #5 – featuring 15+ extra pages of stories and artwork that won’t be collected for the trade!

Matt Kindt, Clayton Crain, and a host of special surprise guest join forces to go beyond Rai’s latest quest and into the darkest corners of Father’s futuristic empire with all-new tales of Japan’s spirit guardian. The extra material presented in the RAI #5 PLUS EDITION will not be reprinted in trade paperback form or available digitally, so pre-order with your local comics retailer to reserve your copy today!

$4.99 | 48 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3

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VALIANT-SIZED QUANTUM AND WOODY #1
Written by TIM SIEDELL and JAMES ASMUS
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
Draw Your Own “Blank” Variant by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE

Crisis of the infinite Woody-verse!

Writer Tim Siedell (Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows) and Harvey Award nominees James Asmus (The Delinquents) and Pere Pérez (Archer & Armstrong) launch the world’s worst superhero team into an overloaded adventure that only a VALIANT-SIZED 40-page giant could possibly handle!

An asteroid is about to destroy the planet, but with Quantum and Woody at the front line of an international team of heroes, everything’s sure to…oh sweet mercy, we’re doomed. And that’s BEFORE Thomas Edison opens a rip in the space-time continuum and lets in the mirror-image Woody of the alterna-verse!

$4.99 | 40 pages. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3

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X-O MANOWAR #31
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Interlocking A & B Covers by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

ARMORINES…ATTACK!

Aric of Dacia has laid waste to entire planets and defeated the universe’s most skilled hunters, but how can he kill what he can’t see? A strange new foe with a fiendishly familiar leader has unleashed a relentless offensive on Aric of Dacia, and he doesn’t even know it yet! Be here for the deadliest foe X-O Manowar has battled yet, as the ARMORINES continue their march towards Aric’s destruction!

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 31

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ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #2 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

Reborn in blood!

The child who will save his people was born in the wilderness, under a blood moon…and now Gilad Anni-Padda, the Earth’s Eternal Warrior, must guard him and train him! An oppressed people begin to rally and fight the brutal army that rules them…but their only prize has been death. For thousands of years, the Eternal Warrior has stood under the grindstone of history, and held it back. But with so little hope for the child whose narrow shoulders must bear the weight of his people’s future, will this be the battle that finally forces surrender upon the Eternal Warrior?

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3

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UNITY #13
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CAFU
Handbook Variant by GLENN FABRY
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

A Renegade stands against The United!

Even the addition of the bright and bubbly Faith Herbert – aka Zephyr of the Harbinger Renegades – can’t solve Unity’s PR crisis in the wake of the team’s actions during the Armor Hunters’ attack. But can she help stand against the threat of the international strike force known as THE UNITED? And what secret is the US harboring that threatens to push the world to the brink of war?

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 24

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HARBINGER: FAITH #0
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by JOE QUINONES
Cover B by LUCY KNISELY
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL

This is Faith #0!

Her first and only boyfriend to date is a little bit of an douche, her friends are all gone, and, after her insane adventure in Mexico City, Faith Hebert is feeling a little frustrated with the direction of her life. She’s just a normal super-powered young woman in an increasingly crazy world. Here’s the story of a true innocent and kind heart in a hard world. From the comic shop of her youth to the moment she found out that she was actually light as feather, Zephyr is the western wind. Warm and kind, she blows across us all.

$3.99 | 32 pages. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

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THE DEATH DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #4 (of 5)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by KEVIN WADA

Deep within the underworld, Mirage makes a life-or-death choice…and the life or death in the balance is hers!

The evil men who conspire against Shan Fong-Mirage make their move to destroy everything she has and everything she loves in the physical world. Faced with the obligation to cross the veil back and stop them, Mirage must abandon the spirit of her husband who she came to rescue – or give in to the wish for all she’s ever wanted, to die, and stay with him forever!

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

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Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #3 (of 5)
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ
Throwback Variant by OSCAR JIMENEZ

From legendary creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright…the ORIGINAL Quantum and Woody are back with an all-new adventure set 20 years after their landmark original series!

The terrible mystery behind the existence of Quantum and Woody 2.0 has begun to unravel! What is Eric Henderson hiding? From his enemies, from the government, and worst of all…from Woody? Also sort of appearing in this issue…Vincent Van Goat! (Sort of.)

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL. 6: AMERICAN WASTELAND TPB
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by MICHAEL WALSH

Living it up at the Hotel California!

His whole life, Obadiah Archer has been lied to about his true heritage – but when he and his pal Armstrong arrive in L.A. to meet his real parents, they find them in the clutches of the Church of Retrology! What insidious plans does The Lizard King, the head of the favored religion of the Left Coast’s rich and famous, have for the Valiant Universe’s premier conspiracy busters? And what lurks in the Hollywood Hotel? (Hint: You can check in anytime you like, but you can never leave!)

Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #20-23, start reading here to discover the truth behind dead celebrities and the sacred mysteries at the heart of rock ‘n’ roll as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente and red-hot artist Pere Pérez unleash an all-new history mystery on Valiant’s foremost conspiracy smashers!

$14.99 | 112 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346421

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X-O MANOWAR VOL. 7: ARMOR HUNTERS TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Hunt it! Trap it! Kill it!

The Armor Hunters are the most dangerous fighters in the galaxy — unparalleled in their abilities to catch and destroy their prey. Their mission has been long and unforgiving and featured the destruction of many X-O Manowar armors from across the civilized universe. Now, for the first time, discover the brutal origin of the alien Armor Hunters and the devastation they long ago vowed to combat.

Before the Armor Hunters bring ruin to X-O Manowar and the people of Earth, join New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Flash) and red-hot artist Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) for an all-new, standalone story arc that will reveal the stunning secret behind the universe’s most elite fighting force — who they are, where they come from, and why a terrible secret from their past now threatens our present! Collecting X-O MANOWAR #26-29.

$14.99 | 128 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 10
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346476

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ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT TPB
Written by JOE HARRIS with MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE with CHRISCROSS
Cover by PHILIP TAN

The hunters become the hunted!

With the major capitals of Earth under siege by the Armor Hunters, the world’s most dangerous weapon has decided to come in from the cold – and into the service of the top-secret Military Extraterrestrial Reconnaissance Outpost (M.E.R.O.)! But when one of the Armor Hunters’ own stages an extraterrestrial jailbreak inside of M.E.R.O.’s fortified command center, the nanite-enhanced commando known as Bloodshot will become the last thing standing between the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers and a classified arsenal of secret weapons far too deadly for human hands! From fan favorite writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific, The X-Files: Season 10) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), start reading here as Project Rising Spirit’s most dangerous soldier brings the hunt to the hunters!

Collecting ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1–3, alongside the never-before-revealed origin of Bloodshot from BLOODSHOT #0.

$14.99 | 112 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346469

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ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER TPB
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL with CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

Under siege… and out of control!

The Harbinger Renegades are still reeling from a tragic death in their ranks, but in the face of monumental destruction they’ll find unlikely allies in a fellow group of super-powerful teenagers. But is Generation Zero here to help…or are they just looking out for themselves? Join New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) and rising star Robert Gill (Batgirl) as the breakout stars of last summer’s HARBINGER WARS – the volatile psiot strike force known as Generation Zero – step out of the shadows and into the crosshairs of a devastating extraterrestrial attack!

Collecting ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1–3, plus the landmark first appearance of Generation Zero from HARBINGER WARS #1.

$14.99 | 112 pages. | T+ | On sale December 17
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346490


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