Visit VALIANT This Week at FAN EXPO CANADA!

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This weekend, Valiant Entertainment is heading north for Fan Expo Canada!

SBOOK_COVER_AFrom Thursday, August 22nd to Sunday, August 25th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, visit Valiant at Booth #738 for a week jam-packed with special guests and exclusive giveaways!

Stop by for signings and appearances all weekend long by some of the Valiant’s greatest talents, including Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) and Harvey Award-nominated writer Jim Zub (Shadowman)! And shop a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and merchandise – including t-shirts, prints, mugs and more!

New to the Valiant Universe? Be sure to pick up your FREE Eternal Warrior #1/Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #14 Sketchbook! Get the inside track on the the Summer of Valiant’s next two blockbuster releases with this convention giveaway – featuring exclusive artwork by Trevor Hairsine and Emanuela Lupacchino!

For more information, visit FanExpoCanada.com and ValiantUniverse.com.

We’ll see you in Toronto!


Twin Evils, Twin Origins in SHADOWMAN #10

SM_010_COVER_PERGERValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Shadowman #10 – continuing the uncanny origin tale that began in Shadowman’s critically acclaimed zero issue! The arcane source of all Shadowmen, past and present, will stand revealed when Valiant opens the next chapter in the lives of Nicodemo and Sandria Darque!

Long ago, in the antebellum South, Master Darque’s evil spawned the one thing that could stop him: the Shadowman. Discover how the Darques’ depravity has intertwined with Shadowman for more than a century and the betrayal that forged them both in this special standalone bookend to Shadowman’s first year in the Valiant Universe.

From the bloodied battlefields of Gettysburg to the darkest corners of the Deadside, Harvey Award-nominated writer Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) and an all-star cast of comics talent expand the origin saga that Bloody Disgusting calls “simply flawless” on September 4th, only in Shadowman #10!

For more information on Shadowman and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

SHADOWMAN #10
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by DIEGO BERNARD and ANDREA CUNEO with MICO SUAYAN, LEWIS LAROSA, and CARMEN NUNEZ
Cover by STEPHANE PERGER (JUL131314)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (JUL131315)
Variant Cover by RILEY ROSSMO (JUL131316)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 9/4/13

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X-O MANOWAR #16 Charges Toward UNITY!

XO_016_COVER_ZIRCHERValiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #16 from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and fan favorite artist Lee Garbett! Before UNITY arrives this November, witness the march toward the comic book event of 2013 as X-O Manowar claims a sovereign nation as his own – and incites the wrath of the world’s most feared warrior!

X-O Manowar and the Eternal Warrior. Once they were brothers-in-arms, comrades sworn to the same cause. But now that X-O Manowar has occupied the ancestral lands of his people in modern day Romania, they’ll find themselves on opposing sides of a battle for the very fate of civilization itself. As the world watches, two of Valiant’s most fearsome heroes will meet once again – and the outcome of their latest clash will decide the fate of us all.

He dismantled the Italian military. He crushed MI-6. He annihilated Planet Death. Now find out find out why X-O Manowar is the universal threat behind the war that’s coming in X-O Manowar #16, on sale August 21st!

For more information on X-O Manowar and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

X-O MANOWAR #16
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JUN131323)
Variant Cover by DAVE BULLOCK (JUN131323)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 8/21/13

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VALIANT Solicitations for NOVEMBER 2013

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UNITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Pullbox Exclusive Variants by BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, TRAVEL FOREMAN, PAOLO RIVERA and CLAYTON CRAIN
8-Bit Evolution Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
Valiant Signature Series Variant by BART SEARS
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS
B&W Sketch Variant by NEAL ADAMS
Blank Variant also available
Team USA Luge Variant also available

To kill a king, he has created an army.

The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most lethal, most volatile, most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon. Kill X-O Manowar!

Be here when New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Justice League of America, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice, Journey into Mystery) launch Valiant’s first-ever superteam into the landmark comic book event of the year with an all-new ongoing series in UNITY #1, featuring covers by a murderer’s row of comics juggernauts – Doug Braithwaite, JG Jones, Bryan Hitch, Paolo Rivera, Clayton Crain, Travel Foreman, and Neal Adams!

You’ve heard the buzz, you’ve seen the reviews. If you still haven’t jumped onto Valiant Comics, the time is now! This November, UNITY is the perfect entry point for new readers.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE NOVEMBER 13th!

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X-O MANOWAR #19 (UNITY TIE-IN)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Variant Cover by BART SEARS

All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! X-O Manowar goes head-to-head against the forces of UNITY!

Aric of Dacia has fought to reclaim the ancestral lands of the Visigoths – and he has bled for it. But nothing he has faced before can prepare him for the combined might of UNITY – and the deadly combination of Harada, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior and Livewire! New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and Eisner Award winner Cary Nord (X-O Manowar: Planet Death) reunite for a landmark, standalone story arc at the heart of UNITY.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE NOVEMBER 20th!

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QUANTUM AND WOODY #5
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by LEE GARBETT
Variant Cover by DAVID LOPEZ
Variant Cover by MIKE McKONE

All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! All-new…problems?

Eric and Woody have had their lives turned upside down. What do you do when the most annoying person in your life is also the only thing keeping you alive? You move in with him! And his goat. And his barely legal clone girlfriend. Besides, every team of heroes needs a secret headquarters…and this one has a slightly used hot tub. Plus: Quantum meets his first true super-villain!

Attention fans and retailers: Look for the Quantum and Woody Vol. 1 TPB in stores the same day! Intro priced at only $9.99!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE NOVEMBER 6th!

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #15
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH

WARNING: This is no longer a (FINGER QUOTES) “fun” comic.

Now that the Sect Civil War has begun, it is now a (FINGER QUOTES) “grim” and (FINGER QUOTES) “gritty” work of (REAL QUOTES) “sequential literature” with blood and headshots and naughty words (like “H-E-DOUBLE-HOCKEY-STICKS”) and if you squint real hard at the backgrounds, maybe boobies.

In this particular issue that will change the Valiant Universe forever*, the man now calling himself Dark Archer (NOTE TONAL SHIFT) must find his former partner Armstrong so they can reunite to stop the aforementioned Sect Civil War.

And there are almost no fart jokes.

Okay, one.

(* FOREVER = APPROX. 20 MINUTES)

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE NOVEMBER 13th!

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SHADOWMAN #12
Written by ALES KOT, CHRISTOPHER SEBELA, and NEIL DVORAK
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN, MICO SUAYAN, and NEIL DVORAK
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by KEKAI KOTAKI

An all-star anthology of Shadowman tales from the Deadside and beyond!

Superstar artist Clayton Crain and a stellar roster of all-star creators bring you not one, not two, but three chilling Shadowman stories. Ales Kot (Suicide Squad, Zero), Christopher Sebela (Captain Marvel, Screamland), and Neil Dvorak (Easy Pieces) push the outer bounds of the world of Shadowman further than ever before!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE NOVEMBER 6th!

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ETERNAL WARRIOR #3
Written by GREG PAK
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by J.G. JONES
Variant Cover by RILEY ROSSMO

Save the Wizard!

Hungry for glory as the new Fist and Steel, the Eternal Warrior’s daughter Xaran has started a war between the mysterious Houses that rule the world. Now, as Gilad struggles to contain his daughter’s savage nature, two generations of Eternal Warrior race after the answers that lie between science and myth, rumor and legend, conquest and defeat.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE NOVEMBER 20th!

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BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #16
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS

Sometimes gunslingers go out the hard way.

H.A.R.D. Corps has just experienced its first fatality. Bloodshot is severely weakened. He and Charlie are at each other’s throats. And the new rookies are a mess. It would be suicide to take on Harada now…so that’s exactly what they’ll do.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE NOVEMBER 20th!

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HARBINGER #18
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
Variant Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON

Nothing is what it seems when hyper-psychics go to war.

Scattered across their own mental landscapes, each one of the remaining Renegades must quest to unite with the others or be lost forever inside themselves. It will take courage, strength, imagination and an unwavering belief in one another if they’re going to discover the dark truth behind their Perfect Day.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE NOVEMBER 13th!

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QUANTUM AND WOODY VOL. 1: THE WORLD’S WORST SUPERHERO TEAM TPB
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK

Those guys are the worst.

Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming! (And, yes, there is a goat too.)

Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY #1-4 by creators James Asmus (Thief of Thieves) and Tom Fowler (Hulk: Season One), start reading here to jump into the action-packed, zeitgeist-shredding exploitation stunt comic that Comic Book Resources calls “yet another critically acclaimed hit for Valiant Comics.”

$9.99/T+/112 pgs.
TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 978-1-939346-18-6
ON SALE NOVEMBER 6th!

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HARBINGER DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1 HC
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS, TREVOR HAIRSINE, MICO SUAYAN, BARRY KITSON, PHIL BRIONES, LEE GARBETT, PERE PEREZ, and MATTHEW CLARK
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

An oversized, deluxe hardcover collecting the landmark first year of Harbinger in the Valiant Universe!

Outside the law. Inside your head. You’ve never met a team of super-powered teenagers quite like the Renegades. Skipping across the country in a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, psionically-powered teenager Peter Stanchek only has one option left – run. But he won’t have to go it alone. As the shadowy corporation known as the Harbinger Foundation draws close on all sides, Peter will have to find and recruit other unique individuals like himself… other troubled, immensely powerful youths with abilities beyond their control. Their mission? Bring the fight back to the Harbinger Foundation’s founder Toyo Harada – and dismantle his global empire brick by brick…

Collecting the sold-out HARBINGER #0-14, the Harbinger Deluxe Edition Vol. 1 HC also comes jam-packed with more than 20 pages of never-before-seen art and extras, direct from the Valiant vaults.

$39.99/T+/384 pgs.
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER
ISBN: 978-1-939346-13-1
ON SALE NOVEMBER 13th!

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VALIANT MASTERS: RAI VOL. 1 – FROM HONOR TO STRENGTH HC
Written by DAVID MICHELINIE
Art by JOE ST. PIERRE, PETER GRAU, and SAL VELLUTO
Cover by JOE ST. PIERRE

The legendary future of the Valiant Universe – back in print after 20 years!

4001 A.D. – Tohru Nakadai is the 42nd Rai, the spirit guardian of Japan. Infused with the energy of his ancestors and dedicated to the way of the samurai, Rai is sworn to the service of Grandmother – the personified artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan. For forty generations Grandmother’s benevolent dominion has endured, but in the wake of her sudden disappearance, Rai will become all that stands between his nation and all-out chaos. As humanist factions war with mechanist loyalists for control of the future, the masterless Tohru is about to become the first Rai that must choose for himself how best to defend his people, his family, and his honor.

Collecting RAI (1992) #1-8 in a deluxe hardcover format for the first time anywhere, revisit the future of the original Valiant Universe with Rai’s critically acclaimed, highly sought-after adventures from legendary creators David Michelinie (Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man), Joe St. Pierre (Spider-Man 2099), Peter Grau (Titans) and Sal Velluto (Bloodshot)!

$24.99/T+/184 pgs.
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ISBN: 978-1-939346-07-0
ON SALE NOVEMBER 27th!


Destiny or Death! ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 Rages On!

EW_001_COVER_CRAINValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Eternal Warrior #1 – Valiant’s next ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Batman/Superman) and superstar artist Trevor Hairsine (Ultimate Nightmare)! On September 11th, two all-star creators come together to forge a brand new legend of the Valiant Universe!

After centuries on the battlefield, Gilad Anni-Padda has abdicated his duties as the Earth’s immortal Fist and Steel for a simple life of seclusion. Living quietly among the wilderness, the undying Eternal Warrior has sworn not to raise his sword again – until his own daughter, long thought dead, brings an ancient war raging back to his doorstep…and, with it, a deadly legacy far bigger than a single warrior.

Beware the Sword of the Wild when Valiant’s immortal guardian ventures into a battle beyond myth, beyond legend, and beyond time on September 11th in Eternal Warrior #1!

Comic shop subscribers take note: contact your local retailer today to reserve your limited Eternal Warrior #1 Pullbox Exclusive Variant by series artist Trevor Hairsine, available only to pre-order/pullbox customers!

For more information on Eternal Warrior and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

ETERNAL WARRIOR #1
Written by GREG PAK
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUL131306)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JUL131307)
Variant Cover by DAVE BULLOCK (JUL131308)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JUL131309)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 9/11/13 (FOC – 8/19/13)

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UNITY #1 Recruits Comics Legend NEAL ADAMS!

UNITY_001_VARIANT_ADAMSValiant is proud to unveil two retailer incentive covers for UNITY #1 by legendary artist and comics icon Neal Adams (Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Batman: Odyssey)! Arriving in stores on November 13th, the UNITY #1 Adams Variant and UNITY #1 B&W Adams Sketch Variant feature X-O Manowar locked in combat against the combined forces of Valiant’s first-ever super team – UNITY!

The first issue of an all-new ongoing monthly series by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT, Justice League of America) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice, Storm Dogs), start reading here to find out why UNITY #1 is the landmark comic book event of 2013!

“Any cover promotion you see for this book is a mere reflection of the work you will see inside. Valiant is climbing the ladder that will lead to a new pinnacle of success in your comic book reading. Don’t pass this bad boy by,” said Adams.

To kill a king…he has created an army. The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most lethal, most volatile, most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the threat responsible for the destruction of MI-6, the decimation of an alien world, and the occupation of Eastern Europe… Unseat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon… Kill X-O Manowar!

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UNITY #1 will feature a standard cover by series artist Doug Braithwaite and five Pullbox Exclusive Variants from a “murderer’s row” of comics’ brightest talents – Bryan Hitch, J.G. Jones, Travel Foreman, Paolo Rivera and Clayton Crain – available only to those comic shop subscribers who pre-order UNITY #1 with their local retailer.

As announced previously, UNITY #1 will also be 100% returnable for qualifying retailers. Any retailer who meets the designated threshold will be able to return inventory at no cost, so, fans, make your voice heard and visit a local comic shop near you to reserve your copy of UNITY #1 today!

You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve seen the reviews. On November 13th, find out why Valiant is the must-read publisher of 2013 when UNITY #1 arrives in comic shops everywhere!

Attention retailers: In addition to full returnability, Valiant is also providing multiple sales incentives for UNITY and related titles. See your order form for details.

For more information on UNITY and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

UNITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Pullbox Exclusive Variants by BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, TRAVEL FOREMAN, PAOLO RIVERA and CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS
B&W Sketch Variant by NEAL ADAMS
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 11/13/13 (FOC – 10/21/13)


QUANTUM AND WOODY Are Sellouts! Issue #1 Delivers THIRD PRINTING!

QW_001_VARIANT_THIRD-PRINTYou’ve heard the rumors and the rumors are true – Quantum and Woody are sellouts!

Valiant is proud to announce that Quantum and Woody #1 has sold out at the distributor level – again! Just one week after returning to press, Quantum and Woody #1 has sold through its second printing, nearly two weeks before arriving in shops nationwide.

To meet increased retailer and consumer demand, Valiant will be returning the sold-out debut of the world’s worst superhero team to stores on August 28th with the Quantum and Woody #1 Third Printing “Selfie” Variant – featuring an all-new cover from acclaimed artist Valerio Schiti (Journey into Mystery)!

“This is insane! And I sincerely want to thank the retailers and fans who have been spreading the enthusiasm for the book,” said James Asmus, writer of Quantum and Woody. “Everyone involved has put a goat-load of passion into making Quantum & Woody a unique and invigorating comic once again.”

C’mon, we warned you twice! For serious, on August 28th, don’t miss your chance to discover the origin of the world’s worst superhero team – as told by red-hot creators James Asmus (Thief of Thieves) and Tom Fowler (Venom)! When their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody Henderson will find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Brace yourselves – Quantum and Woody are coming! Again! For the third time!

You’ve been warned. Don’t miss your last shot at the critically acclaimed, new series debut of the summer when Quantum and Woody #1 Third Printing “Selfie” Variant sprints back into stores on August 28th!

For more information on Quantum and Woody and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 THIRD PRINTING “SELFIE” VARIANT
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by VALERIO SCHITI (JUN138340)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 8/28/13 (FOC – 8/12/13)


For Freedom! For Capitalism! For America! ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #12!

AA_012_COVER_LUPACCHINOValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Archer & Armstrong #12 by New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente and rising star Pere Perez! The battle for control of the time-lost land of the Faraway starts now, as General Alphonse Redacted charges into battle with his 500 Shades of Greys!

If General Redacted wins the Faraway, he’ll use its centuries-old secrets to stamp out the heathen collectivist Bolsheviks of modern day America. Now, it’s down to Archer, Armstrong, and Mary-Maria, Archer’s assassin stepsister/love interest (ew), to run the greatest infiltration/liberation/inebriation mission mankind has ever known. Which would be a cakewalk if its wasn’t for all the trigger-happy UFOs, hostile natives and, of course, the dinosaurs… Yep, they could definitely do without all those dinosaurs.

Don’t miss the next REDACTED-smashing moment of “Far Faraway” when Fred Van Lente and Pere Perez toss Valiant’s conspiracy-busting adventure buddies into the fight of their lives, only in Archer & Armstrong #12 – on sale August 14th!

For more information on Archer & Armstrong and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #12
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (JUN131332)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (JUN131333)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 8/14/13

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Watch Out, QUANTUM AND WOODY #3… Nothing Can Stop the NIGHTMARE BRIGADE!

QW_003_COVER_DOEValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Quantum and Woody #3 – the next issue of the summer’s best-selling, critic-scorching new series debut by James Asmus (Thief of Thieves) and Tom Fowler (Venom)! The scheming forces of the E.R.A. will stop at nothing to unlock the secret science behind Quantum and Woody’s powers – and they’re just getting started!

What scares you more than anything else you can imagine? WRONG. The answer is…the Nightmare Brigade! See what it takes to tear our boys apart – figuratively and literally – as Quantum and Woody fall into the clutches of the super-science abominations that want to dissect the source of their new powers quark by quark!

The series that IGN calls “simply brilliant” rockets into its next must-read chapter on September 4th, right here in Quantum and Woody #3!

Plus: find out what brought Valiant’s newest “heroes” – kind of a stretch, we know – together on August 21st when their sold-out first issue returns to stores everywhere with the Quantum and Woody #1 Second Printing Variant, featuring an all-new cover by Emanuela Lupacchino (Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps)!

For more information on Quantum and Woody and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

QUANTUM AND WOODY #3
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK (JUL131317)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (JUL131318)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 9/4/13 (FOC – 8/12/13)

QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 LUPACCHINO SECOND PRINTING VARIANT
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (JUN138088)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 8/21/13 (FOC – 8/5/13)

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UNITY #1 Unleashes “MURDERER’S ROW” – Featuring BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, TRAVEL FOREMAN, PAOLO RIVERA and CLAYTON CRAIN!

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Valiant is proud to present the first look at “Murderer’s Row” – the staggering line-up of superstar Pullbox Exclusive cover artists behind UNITY #1!

As Valiant prepares to launch its first-ever superhero team into an all-new ongoing series by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite on November 13th, the publisher is marking the debut of the comic book event of 2013 with five limited Pullbox Exclusive Variants from some of comics’ brightest talents – Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates, Age of Ultron), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis, Wanted), Travel Foreman (Animal Man), Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) and Clayton Crain (Ghost Rider, Carnage)!

Each of Valiant’s UNITY #1 Pullbox Exclusive covers will be available only to fans who pre-order UNITY #1 with their local comic book retailer. Before the year’s biggest comic event kicks off on November 13th, contact your local comic shop to reserve your copy of UNITY #1! Fans and retailers, be advised: look for all-new UNITY promotional materials, including UNITY #1 Pullbox Pre-Order Coupons – arriving next month in a store near you!

As announced previously, UNITY #1 will also be 100% returnable for qualifying retailers.

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“Since our launch last year, Valiant has utilized a tightly managed variant strategy, designed to incentivize retailers and designate important moments in the publishing line. With the release of UNITY #1 this November, Valiant will face its most monumental moment yet and we wanted to ensure that we gave new readers more reasons that ever to jump on board. To that end, we set about constructing our most aggressive incentive program yet, including making the first issue 100% returnable for qualifying retailers, and enlisting some of the most acclaimed artists in the medium to launch UNITY full force,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce.

“Valiant’s Pullbox line was designed to get fans into stores, talking with retailers and spreading the word. Now, with returnability available for UNITY #1, we’re taking the Pullbox program to the next level,” added Valiant Sales Manager Atom! Freeman. “Valiant’s built up an incredible amount of momentum over the past year, but that was only the beginning. We’re pulling out all the stops for UNITY #1 because we’re confident in the product – Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite are delivering a jaw-dropping series that will have everyone talking. UNITY #1 is the can’t-miss book of the year.”

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To kill a king…he has created an army. The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most lethal, most volatile, most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the threat responsible for the destruction of MI-6, the decimation of an alien world, and the occupation of Eastern Europe… Unseat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon… Kill X-O Manowar!

You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve seen the reviews. On November 13th, find out why Valiant is the must-read publisher of 2013 when UNITY #1 arrives in comic shops everywhere! Contact your local retailer today to pre-order your UNITY #1 Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Bryan Hitch, J.G. Jones, Travel Foreman, Paolo Rivera, or Clayton Crain!

For more information on UNITY and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

UNITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Pullbox Exclusive Variants by BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, TRAVEL FOREMAN, PAOLO RIVERA and CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by by NEAL ADAMS
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 11/13/13 (FOC – 10/21/13)


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