VALIANT and Leading Music and Entertainment Merchandising Company CINDER BLOCK Partner For T-Shirts, Apparel and More

VALIANT_CINDERBLOCK_MUGBeginning today, Valiant.Cinderblock.com is your one-stop destination for the greatest merchandise the Valiant Universe has to offer!

Valiant is proud to announce that it has partnered with Cinder Block, the leading independent music and entertainment merchandise company, for Valiant.Cinderblock.com – a new online portal offering limited edition apparel, accessories, prints and more to Valiant’s legion of fans worldwide!

As the landmark first comic book publisher to join Cinder Block’s roster of licensors, Valiant joins Misfits, Suicide Silence, Weezer, Coheed & Cambria, Flogging Molly, Postal Service, Death Cab for Cutie and many more of the world’s preeminent music and pop culture brands powered by Cinder Block’s online webstore.

Cinder Block’s all-new Valiant web store features designs and artwork by some of the most popular creators in comics with the first wave of t-shirts set to include X-O Manowar by David Aja, Bloodshot by Rafael Grampa, and Harbinger by Jeff Lemire. Future releases will see the addition of merchandise based upon Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, Quantum and Woody, and other exciting properties from Valiant’s 1,500-strong character library.

VALIANT_CINDERBLOCK_HARBINGER_SPTGRY“Valiant is one of the most beloved brands in comics, and their dynamic list of characters make for an exciting addition to the Cinderblock family,” said Sue McDonald, CEO of Cinder Block. “Combine that with some of the greatest artists working in the medium today, and there is incredible potential for products and art pieces that no fan can ignore.”

“Since day one, we’ve been fielding questions from fans and potential partners about Valiant merchandise. What Cinder Block offers, however, is the ideal formula – high quality products, engaging designs, and incredible distribution,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales. “What you have before you today is just the first step. Expect new offerings monthly and an expanded array of products from Valiant’s other licensing partners in the near future.”

Visit Valiant.Cinderblock.com to begin exploring today! And look for a selection of new, retailer-exclusive products – available only at local comic shops – to debut soon in future editions of Diamond Previews!

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

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VALIANT Solicitations for AUGUST 2013

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BLOODSHOT #0
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CHRISCROSS
Cover by DAVE BULLOCK (JUN131317)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MATT KINDT (JUN131318)
Wraparound Gatefold Variant by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (JUN131319)

Discover the declassified secret history of Project Rising Spirit’s Bloodshot program and its most successful soldier – as told by superstar creator Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT, Justice League of America) and fan favorite artist ChrisCross (Superman/Batman)!

From the darkest days of World War II and Korea, and through the hell of Vietnam and Afghanistan, Bloodshot’s origin leaves a bloody trail of discarded lives and forgotten families. But which memories are real? Which families? Which children? Is Bloodshot many men…or no man at all? Is he simply a soulless killing machine or something more? Who is responsible? And why have they engineered the most dangerous weapon ever conceived by man? This issue holds the answers…but also reveals that we may have been asking the wrong questions all along…

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE AUGUST 21st!

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HARBINGER #15
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by BARRY KITSON (JUN131326)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JUN131327)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (JUN131328)
Variant Cover by RIAN HUGHES (JUN131329)

HARBINGER WARS AFTERMATH!

ALL-NEW ARC, ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT!

In the wake of Harbinger Wars, start reading here as Joshua Dysart and new series artist Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man, FF) begin the next year of Harbinger with a mind-bending trip to the outer limits of the Valiant Universe!

It’s been a brutal few months for Peter Stanchek and the Renegades, culminating in the harrowing events – and losses – of the Harbinger Wars. But now the members of the team have woken up to the Best. Day. Ever. As Lou Reed sang, it’s just a perfect day, problems left all alone. But for Peter Stanchek – a kid who deserves a good day – something seems off…like all is not what it seems…

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE AUGUST 14th!

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QUANTUM AND WOODY #2
Written by JAMES AMSUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK (JUN131320)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (JUN131321)
Variant Cover by RIAN HUGHES (JUN131322)

Off to a bad start!

Eric and Woody Henderson have accidentally blown up their father’s life’s work – and themselves along with it! Now, as their bizarre new superpowers begin to manifest, will they be able to outmaneuver the squad of trigger-happy cops that think Eric and Woody are to blame for their dad’s murder? Plus! The mysterious cabal targeting the world’s worst superhero team only gets creepier. Seriously, it’s like an iceberg of creepy. Only 10 percent is showing! And Quantum and Woody are about to crash right the %$!@ into it!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE AUGUST 7th!

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X-O MANOWAR #16
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JUN131323)
Variant Cover by DAVE BULLOCK (JUN131324)

Old soldiers, new enemies.

X-O Manowar and the Eternal Warrior. Once they were brothers-in-arms, comrades sworn to the same cause. But now they find themselves on opposing sides of a battle for the very fate of civilization itself. Aric of Dacia, and the immense power that he wields, have the potential to the plunge the world into a new era of war, and the only man who can broker a world peace also happens its to be its most fearsome warrior. But can Gilad settle this conflict with words rather than weapons? And does he know how? 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.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE AUGUST 21st!

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #12
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (JUN131332)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (JUN131333)

Caught in the jaws of the Faraway!

General Redacted has laid claim to the greatest secret in a time-lost dimension that’s practically built on ‘em. Must be a doozy, huh? Well, it’s big enough that Redacted and his army of alien greys are laying waste to anyone and anything that approaches their occupied lands of the Faraway. Now, it’s down to Archer & Armstrong to run the greatest infiltration/liberation/inebriation mission history has ever known, which would be a cakewalk if its wasn’t for all the UFOs, hostile natives and, of course, the dinosaurs. Yup, could definitely do without those dinosaurs.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE AUGUST 14th!

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SHADOWMAN #9
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by NEIL EDWARDS
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (JUN131330)
Variant Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON (JUN131331)

The deepest cut of all.

Jack suffers a devastating betrayal as Master Darque’s ultimate plan stands revealed. Now, with the Brethren on the verge of wiping out Dox and the Abettors and the Deadside threatening to explode into our world, Jack will have to call on everything he’s got to stop them…or lose everything trying.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE AUGUST 7th!

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X-O MANOWAR VOL. 3: PLANET DEATH TPB (JUN131325)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD and TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

The invasion is here – and X-O Manowar is the invader! From superstar creators Robert Venditti, Cary Nord and Trevor Hairsine, jump on board one of the year’s most ambitious series as X-O Manowar ignites an interstellar war and changes the landscape of the Valiant Universe forever!

Aric 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. Now, the day of Aric’s reckoning has finally come. As his Visigoth forefathers sacked Rome, Aric will take the battle directly to his oppressors on the Vine homeworld of Loam. He will decimate their armies, he will level their cities – and he will not stop until the whole of their empire is reduced to ash. This is PLANET DEATH!

Collecting the complete PLANET DEATH saga from X-O MANOWAR #9-14 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Surrogates) and superstar artists Cary Nord (Conan) and Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), start reading here to find out why X-O Manowar’s one-man revenge mission has IGN declaring “X-O Manowar still kicks butt. Bring on Planet Death.”

“Downright amazing.” – Comic Vine

“Venditti continues to execute his vision with deadly precision. Everyone should be on board…” – Bloody Disgusting

Collecting X-O MANOWAR #9-14
ISBN: 978-1-939346-08-7

$14.99/T+/144 pgs.
ON SALE AUGUST 21st!

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VALIANT MASTERS: ETERNAL WARRIOR VOL. 1 – THE FIST AND STEEL HC (JUN131334)
Written by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, JIM SHOOTER and KEVIN VANHOOK
Art by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, JOHN DIXON and YVEL GUICHET
Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH

For a thousand generations, Gilad Anni-Padda has defended the innocent and dealt out justice as the Eternal Warrior – the undying champion of the Geomancers, the Earth’s chosen Fist and Steel. An unsung veteran of every war ever waged, Gilad’s hard-fought quest from the ancient world to modern day Los Angeles is about to force him to the forefront of the Valiant Universe – and into a brand new kind of battle alongside the likes of Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and his own long-lost brother, Armstrong.

Featuring never-before-collected work by Eisner Award-winning comics legend Barry Windsor-Smith, along with all-time classic stories by Jim Shooter, Kevin VanHook, John Dixon and more, this Valiant Masters volume re-presents Eternal Warrior (1992) #1-7 and Archer & Armstrong (1992)/Eternal Warrior (1992) #8.

Collecting Eternal Warrior (1992) #1-7, Archer & Armstrong (1992)/Eternal Warrior (1992) #8.
ISBN: 978-1-939346-06-3

$24.99/T+/186 pgs.
ON SALE AUGUST 28th!


JIM ZUB and EDWIN HUANG Humor the H.A.R.D. CORPS for VALIANT in July!

HCORPS_BACKUP_001This summer, before the weaponized men and women of the Harbinger Active Resistance Division begin an all-new new mission in Bloodshot and H.A.R.D Corps #14, all of the Valiant Universe will be asking the same question – “Who will lead the H.A.R.D. Corps?”

Valiant is proud to announce that writer Jim Zub and artist Edwin Huang, the acclaimed creative team of Skullkickers, will make their Valiant debut this July with “Who Will Lead the H.A.R.D. Corps?” – an all-new short story starring the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes – and villains – as they send up the search for the H.A.R.D. Corps’ next commanding officer!

X-O Manowar. Quantum and Woody. Archer & Armstrong. Shadowman. Bloodshot. What do these disparate champions from around the Valiant Universe have in common? They’re all on the H.A.R.D. Corps’ recruitment list! Now for the first time ever, Zub and Huang are bringing them together for a humorous one-shot tale of the Project Rising Spirit’s latest – and perhaps last – membership drive.

“[We] were able to come up with a series of these little, short vignettes of the interview process,” Zub told Comic Book Resources. “It’s fun stuff because we get to run through a nice selection and variety of Valiant characters, some of which are appropriate, some of which are wonderfully inappropriate, how they fail the interview process and how Bloodshot succeeds over his competition.”

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Appearing as a back-up feature in each of Valiant’s July releases, Zub and Huang’s “Who Will Lead the H.A.R.D. Corps?” short will be available in Shadowman #8, Quantum and Woody #1, X-O Manowar #15, Harbinger Wars #4 (of 4), Archer & Armstrong #11, Harbinger #14 and Bloodshot #13.

But first – don’t miss the first appearance of the all-new, all-deadly H.A.R.D. Corps on June 12th in Harbinger Wars #3 (of 4) – the next epic milestone of Valiant’s first crossover event! Then jump on board the new monthly adventures of Valiant’s deadly strike force when Bloodshot joins the team this September in Bloodshot and H.A.R.D Corps #14 from co-writers Christos Gage & Joshua Dysart and red-hot artist Emanuela Lupacchino!

For more information on H.A.R.D. Corps and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

Follow the H.A.R.D. Corps’ next action-packed appearances this summer in…

HARBINGER WARS #3 (of 4)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (APR131270)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (APR131271)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (APR131272)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (APR131274)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/12/13 (FOC – 5/20/13)

HARBINGER WARS #4 (of 4)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (MAY131294)
Wraparound Pullbox Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAY131295)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (MAY131296)
Variant Cover by STEPHANE PERGER (MAY131297)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 7/17/13 (FOC – 6/24/13)

BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #14
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by J.G. JONES
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER!

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Out of the Ashes of HARBINGER WARS…BARRY KITSON Joins JOSHUA DYSART for PERFECT DAY in HARBINGER #15!

HAR_015_COVER_KITSONValiant is proud to announce that legendary artist and creator Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man, FF, Adventures of Superman) will be joining New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars, Unknown Soldier) for “Perfect Day” – an all-new, four-part story arc beginning this August in Harbinger #15! In the wake of Harbinger Wars, start reading here as Peter Stanchek’s next year in the Valiant Universe begins with a mind-bending trip to the outer limits of the Valiant Universe!

It’s been a brutal few months for Peter and the Renegades, culminating in the harrowing events – and losses – of the Harbinger Wars. But now, the surviving members of the team have woken up to the Best. Day. Ever. As Lou Reed sang, it’s just a perfect day, problems left all alone. But for Peter Stanchek – a kid who deserves a good day – something seems off…like all is not what it seems…

In the aftermath of Valiant’s first crossover event, a new day is dawning for the Valiant’s outsider band of teenage heroes, but is their newfound happiness the first sign of a new golden age…or the first cloud in a gathering storm? Find out this August as Joshua Dysart and Barry Kitson deliver a brand new jumping-on point for the series that Bloody Disgusting calls “the best damn team book on store shelves” in Harbinger #15 – featuring covers by Barry Kitson, Trevor Hairsine, Khari Evans, and Rian Hughes!

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

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“Perfect Day” – Part One:
HARBINGER #15
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by BARRY KITSON
Pullbox Excluisve Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS
Variant Cover by RIAN HUGHES
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE IN AUGUST!

“Perfect Day” – Part Two:
HARBINGER #16
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by BARRY KITSON
Variant Cover by ZACHARY MONTOYA
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER!


BLOODSHOT #11 Goes Blow-for-Blow with HARBINGER WARS

BS_011_COVER_ANDRASOFSZKYValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot #11 from the all-star creative team of writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Barry Kitson! Bloodshot continues his one-man incursion behind the enemy lines of the Harbinger Wars right here on May 15th with the next chapter of an all-new, self-contained story arc for the most brutal book on the stands!

Everyone says they want what’s best for the children…but Bloodshot’s the only one who’s willing to fight for it. After a lifetime of lies, destruction and pain, he’s vowed to use his extraordinary abilities to do one simple thing: keep these kids alive, even if they’re terrified of him. The war for the escaped children of Project Rising Spirit, however, has been waging longer than Bloodshot realizes. And what can one soldier do when he’s up against two powerful, secret armies?

Before H.A.R.D. Corps hits the scene in Harbinger Wars #3 (of 4), find out everything you need to know about the nonstop action event of the summer right here on May 15th, only in Bloodshot #11!

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

BLOODSHOT #11
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (MAR131322)
Variant Cover by MATTHEW CLARK (MAR131323)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 5/15/13

HARBINGER WARS #3 (OF 4)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (APR131270)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (APR131271)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (APR1312732)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (APR131273)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/12/13 (FOC – 5/20/13)

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The Battle for PLANET DEATH Rages in X-O MANOWAR #13

XO_013_COVER_HAIRSINEValiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #13 by the best-selling creative team of Robert Venditti and Cary Nord! Reunited with the remnants of his people on the alien world of Loam, X-O Manowar is about to bring PLANET DEATH to its knees!

As Aric of Dacia grapples with the realization that the Vine aren’t the only race on the world he intends to conquer, will his surprise compatriots offer him refuge or rivalry? Meanwhile, the Vine’s leaders are about to launch their most devastating attack yet, one that will push the X-O Manowar armor to its limits and beyond.

The stakes are raised and the table is set for the epic battle from which no one — human or Vine — will emerge unchanged when the penultimate chapter of PLANET DEATH arrives in X-O Manowar #13, in stores May 15th!

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 #13
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAR131330)
Variant Cover by RYAN SOOK (MAR131331)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 5/15/13

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SUMMER OF VALIANT: ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 by GREG PAK and TREVOR HAIRSINE

THE SUMMMER OF VALIANT IS BACK.

ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 | GREG PAK | TREVOR HAIRSINE | SEPTEMBER

Read more with writer Greg Pak and Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons at Comic Book Resources.

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Art by Clayton Crain

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


SUMMER OF VALIANT: BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #14 by CHRISTOS GAGE, JOSHUA DYSART, and EMANUELA LUACCHINO

THE SUMMMER OF VALIANT IS BACK.

BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #14 | CHRISTOS GAGE | JOSHUA DYSART | EMANUELA LUPACCHINO | SEPTEMBER

Read more with co-writers Christos Gage & Joshua Dysart and Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons at Newsarama.

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Art by J.G. Jones

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


SUMMER OF VALIANT: BLOODSHOT #0 by MATT KINDT and CHRISCROSS

THE SUMMMER OF VALIANT IS BACK.

BLOODSHOT #0 | MATT KINDT | CHRISCROSS | AUGUST

The origin of Bloodshot. Declassified.

Read more with Matt Kindt at IGN.

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Art by Matt Kindt

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


SUMMER OF VALIANT: The ROAD TO UNITY Begins in X-O MANOWAR #15 by ROBERT VENDITTI and LEE GARBETT

THE SUMMMER OF VALIANT IS BACK.

X-O MANOWAR #15 | ROBERT VENDITTI | LEE GARBETT | JULY

The ROAD TO UNITY begins on July 10th.

Read more at Multiversity Comics.

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Art by Patrick Zircher

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


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