Valiant Solicitations for JUNE 2015 – BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 | IMPERIUM #5 – New Arc! | NINJAK #4 | And More!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE

The all-new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT) and rising star Mico Suayan (HARBINGER) reaches a blood-curdling turning point!

Bloodshot is hot on the trail of another mysterious mass-murderer – but he may find the only way to stop this madman is to do the one thing Bloodshot swore he would never do again. Can Bloodshot resist his past or will he succumb to the bloodthirsty voices in his head as they get louder…and more violent?

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JUNE 17

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IMPERIUM #5 (NEW ARC! “BROKEN ANGELS” – PART 1)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by SCOT EATON
Cover C by CAFU
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “BROKEN ANGELS” – PART ONE!

Toyo Harada will create Utopia…he just needs the right weapons first! The most powerful man in the world has collected an assembly of monsters, killers, and super-villains…and now he’s set his sights on the last asset his team needs: the renegade scientist called Broken Angel. The only thing standing in his way — an army of enhanced soldiers…guarding a top-secret, highly fortified facility… deep underwater! The impossible heist begins here!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JUNE 3

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NINJAK #4 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN

WHO IS ROKU?!

The breakout star of the hit of the year stands revealed as we learn the origin of Ninjak’s newest nemesis! But who is Roku – the seemingly indestructible warrior who’s proven to be one of the deadliest assassins in the Valiant Universe – and what impact does she have on Colin King’s future?

Marguerite Sauvage (Sensation Comics) joins Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Butch Guice (Captain America) for a special standalone tale of the world’s most lethal woman!

$3.99 | 40 pages | T+ | On sale JUNE 24

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X-O MANOWAR: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CAFU
Cover by CARY NORD
Variant Cover by CAFU

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and red-hot artist CAFU (UNITY) celebrate 25 years of Valiant with an all-new introduction to Valiant’s number one hero — the unstoppable X-O Manowar!

The sentient X-O Manowar armor is the most powerful weapon in the universe. But long before the armor fell into the hands of Aric of Dacia, it had a history of its own. Now, for the first time, join us as we uncover the secrets behind one of the most unique artifacts in the history of comics…and dive deeper into the X-O Manowar mythology in an all-new special standalone story!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JUNE 10

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DEAD DROP #2 (of 4)
Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL

The all-new conspiracy thriller from red-hot creators Ales Kot
(Secret Avengers) and Adam Gorham (Zero) continues!

The biotechnology that is threatening to end us all is out on the streets of New York and Archer is the only one who can stop it — with his bow and arrows, without pants.

The group responsible for stealing the virus continues to play the city against the team. But who are they?

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JUNE 3

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UNITY #19 (NEW ARC! “THE WAR MONGER” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by JOSÉ LUIS
Cover A by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover B by KANO
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW VILLAIN! X-O MANOWAR RETURNS…AND THE WAR MONGER RISES!

Unity has faced every evil that’s come at them and lived…but can they survive humankind’s darkest menace? When a mysterious new threat rears its head, the Eternal Warrior remembers encountering it in World War II…and barely making it out alive! Now he must marshal X-O Manowar, Livewire, and Ninjak if Unity has any hope of defeating…THE WAR-MONGER!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JUNE 10

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #6 (“BREAKING HISTORY” – PART 2)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by RAUL ALLEN
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL
Silver Age Variant by ROBERT GILL

“BREAKING HISTORY” – PART 2! THREE BROTHERS VS THE FUTURE!

With the universe on the brink of destruction, Ivar must turn to his closest relatives – Armstrong and Gilad Anni-Padda – to save Neela Sethi from the machinations of the Prometheans! The problem? These three guys couldn’t be further apart. Time doesn’t heal all wounds as the assault on Oblivi-1 begins!

Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Francis Portela (Green Lantern Corps) continue this time-shattering comics event!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JUNE 17

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X-O MANOWAR #37 (“DEAD HAND” – FINALE)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A (Overlay Wrap) by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS
Variant Cover by FRANCIS PORTELA

Doomed by DEAD HAND! The colossal cosmos-spanning finale to the X-O Manowar epic of 2015 is here!

The fate of millions hangs in the balance as the forces of DEAD HAND go head-to head with the X-O ARMY! That’s right, we said X-O ARMY! Can Aric of Dacia fulfill his duty as protector of Earth? Or will this relentless force be his final hour? Valiant superstars Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) & Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) bring the defining moment to a rollicking, universe-crunching conclusion!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JUNE 17

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RAI VOL. 2: BATTLE FOR NEW JAPAN TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

The critically acclaimed series continues as 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 with all-star creators Matt Kindt (UNITY, Mind MGMT) and Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage) as they crack open a brand-new chapter for Valiant’s smash-hit ongoing series!

Collecting RAI #5–8.

$14.99 | 112 pages | T+ | On sale JUNE 3
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-939346-61-2

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QUANTUM AND WOODY VOL. 4: QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! TPB
Written by JAMES ASMUS with TIM SIEDELL
Art by STEVE LIEBER, PERE PEREZ and BRIAN LEVEL
Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE

Multiple Harvey Award nominee James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY, THE DELINQUENTS) and Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man) are here to bring the most talked-about, most award-not-winning-est heroes in comics to a whole new high! Unfortunately, there are a bunch of people that would like to kill them up there.

They came. They saw. They pissed off a whole lotta folks! And now a team of mystery vigilantes has singled out the world’s worst superhero team for complete and utter destruction. Their first target: their minds! But who are these all-new enemies? Are Quantum and Woody hitting it off with a sexy duo of cat burglars? And, dear god, what have they done to the Goat?

Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #1–4 along with VALIANT-SIZED QUANTUM AND WOODY #1, start reading here as writer James Asmus and artist Steve Lieber bring the most talked-about duo of semi-professional heroes in comics to a whole new high!

$14.99 | 144 pages | T+ | On sale JUNE 10
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-939346-62-9

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QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST & BRIGHT VOLUME 1: KLANG TPB
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art by MD BRIGHT
Cover by MD BRIGHT

The complete collected adventures of the original world’s worst superhero team — now in trade paperback! Re-presenting the seminal series from legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deadpool) and MD Bright (Green Lantern, Iron Man) one volume at time, discover the groundbreaking series that Kotaku calls “one of the funniest superhero comics ever” with an all-new edition collecting Quantum and Woody’s origin and disastrous early adventures!

Sometimes the best friends make the worst partners. Once inseparable, childhood friends Eric Henderson and Woody Van Chelton haven’t seen each other in years. Reunited by the mysterious deaths of their research scientist fathers, the unlikely duo find themselves stuck together all over again when a catastrophic lab accident transforms their bodies into pure energy — energy that will completely dissipate if they don’t “klang!” their control bands together every 24-hours! Now, armed with an array of high-tech gadgets…and two horribly mismatched personalities…and a goat for a sidekick…this pair of misfits has decided to set the world straight as the world’s worst superhero team, Quantum and Woody…if they can manage to quit fighting each other first!

Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY (1997) #0–7, plus rarely seen materials and extras from QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT TP

$19.99 | 208 pages | T+ | On sale JUNE 17
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-939346-78-0

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First Look: BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 – Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan Stare Down Death in June!

BSRB_003_COVERA_SUAYANBefore BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 arrives on April 15th…get an extra-early look inside the year’s most anticipated new series right here as superstar creators Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan deliver a devastating new vision of Valiant’s most unrelenting hero!

Valiant is proud to present an advance look inside BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 – the next essential chapter of the new VALIANT NEXT ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Green Arrow) and visionary storyteller Mico Suayan (HARBINGER, Moon Knight)! On June 17th, Bloodshot’s mind-bending journey into the depths of the darkness and destruction he thought he left behind reaches a pivotal turning point as the FBI joins the pursuit – and puts Bloodshot in their crosshairs!

Bloodshot is hot on the trail of another mysterious mass-murderer – but he may find the only way to stop this madman is to do the one thing Bloodshot swore he would never do again. Can Bloodshot resist his past or will he succumb to the bloodthirsty voices in his head as they get louder…and more violent?

All-star creators Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan push Bloodshot closer to the brink on June 17th as the government joins the chase – and Bloodshot confronts his greatest terror yet – only in BLOODSHOT REBORN #3!

Featuring covers by Mico Suayan (X-Men: Legacy), Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX), Das Pastoras (Thor: God of Thunder), and Ryan Lee (X-O MANOWAR), the year’s most anticipated new series continues here! Plus: don’t miss the first two essential chapters in BLOODSHOT REBORN #1, on sale April 15th, and BLOODSHOT REBORN #2, on sale May 20th.

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by JUAN DOE (FEB151641)
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN (FEB151642)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (FEB151643)
Cover D by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151644)
Valiant Next Variant by MICO SUAYAN & TOM MULLER (FEB151646)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (FEB151647)
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE (FEB151648)
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151649)
Blank Cover also available (FEB151645)
$3.99 |32 pgs.| T+ | On sale APRIL 15 (FOC – 3/23/15)

BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAR151575)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (MAR151576)
Cover C by RAUL ALLEN (MAR151577)
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAR151578)
Variant Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (MAR151579)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (MAR151580)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 20 (FOC – 4/27/15)

BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JUNE 17 (FOC – 5/25/15)

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DIVINITY #1 Skyrockets to Second Sell-Out, Returns With Third Printing In April!

DIVINITY_001_COVER_THIRD-PRINTINGValiant is proud to announce that DIVINITY #1 (of 4) – the acclaimed FIRST ISSUE of the new prestige format VALIANT NEXT limited series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) – has sold out at the distributor level for the second time and will return to store shelves on April 22nd alongside DIVINITY #3 (of 4) with the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING! The sci-fi saga of 2015 begins here with an new cover design for the spectacular all-new limited series that Wired calls “one of the most exciting, ambitious titles Valiant has published.”

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. Now the rest of the world’s powers must decide for themselves – will the enigmatic DIVINITY offer his hand in friendship or will Earth’s heroes find themselves helpless against the wrath of the divine?

The second must-read series to be released in the “Valiant Prestige” format, the sold-out DIVINITY #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING comes complete with deluxe matte-laminate card stock covers, custom-designed end sheets, and exclusive back matter featuring never-before-seen notes and artwork by Matt Kindt – all with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price!

Plus, the visionary sci-fi epic of the year continues on March 18th in DIVINITY #2 (of 4). A new god has made his presence known to the world, and the heroes of Earth find themselves at the mercy of the being only known as DIVINITY!

The age of DIVINITY is now! On April 22nd, return to the first moments that forever changed the landscape of the Valiant Universe in the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING. Start here as Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine introduce Valiant’s newest major character in the sci-fi adventure that has amazed fans and critics:

“Matt Kindt’s new creation is a giant leap forward for Valiant…[with] a debut that marks a creative high point for the publisher.” – The Onion/AV Club

“DIVINITY #1 pushes the scope of Valiant ever further… A beautifully designed introduction and one that plays to all of Kindt’s strengths as a writer.” – ComicBook.com

“Valiant has been providing fans with some great new books and this is one of them…[DIVINITY #1] is a real success.” – Comic Vine

“A true and worthwhile expansion of Valiant’s footprint, both in the publishing world and the fictional world contained within it.” – Comic Book Resources

“DIVINITY #1 is a keeper…and keeps reminding comic book fans why they need to dive in to the Valiant Universe.” – Unleash the Fanboy

“Yet another fantastic jumping-on point… If you haven’t dived aboard [Valiant] already, you’re really running out of excuses.” – Big Comic Page

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DIVINITY #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JAN158294)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale APRIL 22 (FOC – 3/30/15)

DIVINITY #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JAN151649)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JAN151650)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (JAN151651)
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (JAN151652)
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN151653)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MARCH 18 (FOC – 2/23/15)

DIVINITY #3 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (FEB151664)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (FEB151665)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (FEB151666)
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151667)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale APRIL 22 (FOC – 3/30/15)

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Valiant Joins SC COMICON 2015 with X-O MANOWAR’s Robert Venditti, Lewis LaRosa, Brian Reber, and More! Plus: Exclusive Merchandise and a Very Bloodshot Blood Drive!

SC-ComiCon_2015_ValiantPrintThis March, Valiant is bringing the best reviewed line-up of titles anywhere in comics today to SC ComiCon 2015! On Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd, join Valiant inside the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina for a weekend packed with giveaways, creator signings, exclusive merchandise, and special events you won’t find anywhere else!

Visit Valiant at Booth #600 to take home a complete library of trade paperback and hardcover collections for X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Quantum and Woody, and many more of Valiant’s top titles! And don’t miss an all-star team of X-O Manowar creators, including writer Robert Venditti, cover artist Lewis LaRosa, and colorist Brian Reber, signing an SC ComiCon-exclusive X-O MANOWAR: DEAD HAND print, showcasing LaRosa and Reber’s riveting artwork from the series’ latest smash-hit story arc. Get it signed at the SC ComiCon merchandise booth on Saturday and Sunday!

But that’s not all! Visit the SC ComiCon merchandise booth to grab another Valiant milestone in the making – an SC ComiCon-exclusive t-shirt, featuring all of Valiant’s greatest heroes by Eisner Award-nominated superstar Butch Guice!

“Having been a Valiant fan since the inception of the company, I am thrilled to have Valiant have an increased presence at SC Comicon this year!” said Robert Young, the founder of SC ComiCon and founder and owner of Greenville’s Borderlands Comics and Games.

Last but not least, SC ComiCon attendees can become the hero behind countless saved lives throughout the weekend by donating blood at the Blood Connection inside the TD Convention Center. Each donor will receive a complimentary BLOODSHOT REBORN t-shirt, featuring the stunning artwork of red-hot artist Mico Suayan, on behalf of Valiant and SC ComiCon.

We’ll see you at SC ComiCon!

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Valiant Previews: DIVINITY #2 (of 4) | IVAR, TIMEWALKER #3 – On Sale March 18th!

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Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JAN151649)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JAN151650)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (JAN151651)
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (JAN151652)
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN151653)

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine unleash an all-new chapter of the year’s most powerful science fiction saga! Can the world withstand its first confrontation with a being of god-like proportions?

A Soviet cosmonaut – seemingly imbued with the powers of a god – has taken up residence in the Australian Outback. Some think him to be a savior…while others believe he will usher in a new Communist Age…

Now the rest of the world’s powers must decide for themselves – will the enigmatic DIVINITY offer his hand in friendship or will Earth’s heroes find themselves helpless against the wrath of the divine?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MARCH 18

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Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (JAN151654)
Cover B by BRIAN LEVEL (JAN151655)
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (JAN151656)
Variant Cover by RAMON VILLALOBOS (JAN151657)

FROM HERE TO OBLIVI-1!

Ivar, the man called Timewalker, has been through ancient battlefields, political assassinations, the beginning of time, the invention of time travel, the great wars, and the distant future. (And that was only in the first two issues!) Now, he faces his greatest threat yet…himself! What secret does THE TIMEWALKER hold that will unlock his interest in Neela and flip our very definition of time travel on its head? Can a man resigned to forever walk through time truly make up for the mistakes of his past? And just who is the mysterious sociopathic leader of Oblivi-1, and why does she have such an interest in Ivar and Neela’s time traveling team-up?

Find out here as Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry – the team that brought you ARCHER & ARMSTRONG – continue their clock-stopping race to the end of time and back!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 18

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First Look: BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 – Jeff Lemire & Mico Suayan Descend into Darkness in May!

BSRB_002_COVER-A_SUAYANValiant is proud to present an advance look inside BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 – the second riveting chapter of the new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Green Arrow) and visionary storyteller Mico Suayan (HARBINGER, Moon Knight)! On May 20th, the devastating new vision of Valiant’s most relentless hero plunges even further into the depths as Bloodshot confronts a murderous nightmare molded in his own image…a nightmare that now threatens to pull him back into the world of violence and brutality he fought so hard to leave behind…

The man once known as the unstoppable killing machine called Bloodshot must track down the impostors carrying out mass shootings in his name. But the hunter becomes the hunted when an upstart FBI investigator and her grizzled partner believe the original Bloodshot himself to be responsible for the murders. Can Bloodshot elude the agents – and his own inner demons – long enough to take out a nanite-infused gunman?

On May 20th, superstar creators Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan take in the next step in Bloodshot’s mind-bending journey into pain, madness, and retribution, only in BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 – featuring covers by Mico Suayan (X-Men: Legacy), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Raul Allen (RAI, Hawkeye), Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye), Marguerite Sauvage (Thor), and Ryan Lee (X-O MANOWAR)!

Plus: don’t miss the essential, 40-page first chapter of Bloodshot’s all-new ongoing series in BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 – in stores on April 15th!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by JUAN DOE (FEB151641)
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN (FEB151642)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (FEB151643)
Cover D by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151644)
Valiant Next Variant by MICO SUAYAN & TOM MULLER (FEB151646)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (FEB151647)
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE (FEB151648)
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151649)
Blank Cover also available (FEB151645)
$3.99 |32 pgs.| T+ | On sale APRIL 15 (FOC – 3/23/15)

BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAR151575)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (MAR151576)
Cover C by RAUL ALLEN (MAR151577)
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAR151578)
Variant Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (MAR151579)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (MAR151580)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 20 (FOC – 4/27/15)

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Valiant Previews: BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 | UNITY #17 – On Sale April 15th!

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by JUAN DOE
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by LEWIS LAROSA
Valiant Next Variant by MICO SUAYAN & TOM MULLER
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Blank Cover also available

From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Green Arrow) and red-hot rising star Mico Suayan (HARBINGER, Moon Knight), VALIANT NEXT 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.

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 15

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP

“HOMEFRONT” reaches critical mass as Livewire takes on a deadly solo mission for the future of Unity!

Facing the most challenging battle of their lives, Unity struggles to hang on. Livewire, de facto leader of the team, can barely keep her life together…how can she corral a group of lethal warriors? And if she fails…what price will the world pay?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 15

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DMG and Valiant to Bring Largest Independent Superhero Universe to Movie Theaters Worldwide

The Nine-Figure Deal Establishes an Unprecedented Partnership for Feature Film Financing, Distribution and Licensing in China and Beyond

Valiant_Character Poster_web-ready(New York, NY and Beijing, China, March 9, 2015) – Valiant Entertainment – the award-winning comic book publisher with a library of more than 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and more – and DMG Entertainment, the Beijing-based leader in global entertainment, today announced a new partnership to span motion pictures, television, publishing, and licensing that will culminate in the big screen debut of Valiant’s universe of characters in theaters around the world.

In conjunction with this new partnership, DMG has made an eight-figure (USD) series C round of equity investment into Valiant, which the company will use to further its efforts in international publishing, film, television, licensing and beyond. DMG has dedicated an additional nine-figures (USD) of film financing capital toward the production of theatrical films and television programs based on Valiant’s library of iconic superhero characters.

In total, the new agreement is the first deal of its kind brokered between an internationally based entertainment company and a leading independent publisher of comic books and graphic novels. Utilizing DMG’s expertise in international film development, production, and distribution, Valiant will begin to establish its cinematic universe in the United States, China and beyond. Current Valiant feature films in development include the previously announced BLOODSHOT from Sony Pictures in partnership with Original Film; SHADOWMAN in partnership with the Sean Daniel Company from a script by J. Michael Straczynski; and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, also with the Sean Daniel Company from a script by BenDavid Grabinski; among others. Valiant has also already begun development on several television projects.

The unprecedented partnership between Valiant and DMG offers both companies the ability to develop and co-produce tent-pole theatrical films for distribution and release simultaneously in the United States, China – the world’s fastest growing film market with more than $4.8 billion in box office receipts in 2014 – and the rest of the world.

“Global markets, like China, offer the greatest opportunities for monetization from merchandising, licensing, as well as revenues from film and television properties. Comic superheroes are the most lucrative and sought after IP for movie franchises, so taking a stake in the last independent massive comic universe is a strategic investment for DMG that will produce movies and TV that are both appealing and relevant to a global audience,” said DMG CEO Dan Mintz. “We are excited by the opportunity to bring these incredibly engaging characters and their stories to the big screen.”

Beyond film alone, DMG and Valiant will work in concert to form China-focused licensing partnerships for Valiant’s stable of characters in areas such as Chinese language publishing, animation, online gaming, toys, apparel, live events, theme parks, and more, with a focus on bringing Valiant’s iconic heroes to new audiences in China and Asia-Pacific.

DMG Entertainment has a proven track record of introducing celebrated superheroes to the Chinese/international marketplace. In 2013, the Beijing-based studio and production company co-produced and co-financed Marvel Studios’ IRON MAN 3 – the highest grossing foreign film of 2013 and sixth highest of all time in China­. DMG is currently co-producing high-octane thriller AUTOBAHN, starring Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley, Felicity Jones and Nicholas Hoult; and the extreme actioner POINT BREAK, directed by Ericson Core; both films will hit screens worldwide in 2015.

“Valiant’s iconic stable of intellectual property and world class management team coupled with DMG’s unmatched skill with entertainment brand building in China make a formidable partnership,” said Valiant Chairman Peter Cuneo. “We will look forward to introducing some of the most popular superheroes of all time to the world’s fastest growing market across all media forms.”

“Audiences in China and the rest of the world are hungry for heroic stories that they can more easily relate to…and with the international box office accounting for the biggest piece of the total gross, the time is right for a truly international superhero franchise. DMG will bring its unique global perspective to the task of transforming the Valiant Universe into the first international comic-movie universe,” said DMG President Wu Bing.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Valiant is one of the most successful comic book publishing companies in the history of the medium with more than 81 million comics sold and a library of more than 2,000 distinct characters. Established by a brain trust of legendary comics creators – including former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter; seminal Iron Man writer and artist, Bob Layton; and the visionary writer and illustrator of Wolverine: Weapon X, Barry Windsor-Smith – Valiant’s heroes and villains inhabit the largest independently owned superhero universe anywhere in comics.

Re-established in 2005 as Valiant Entertainment with a best-in-class management team that includes Chairman Peter Cuneo, CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, COO & CFO Gavin Cuneo, President of Licensing, Promotions & Ad Sales Russell A. Brown, Publisher Fred Pierce and Vice Chairman Jason Kothari, the company returned to great commercial and critical success in 2012, winning a Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year and numerous industry awards and accolades. To date, Valiant’s titles consistently rate among the best reviewed in comics.

“Today marks one of Valiant’s biggest milestones yet with a huge step towards bringing the Valiant characters to the big screen and forging the foundation of the first truly international cinematic universe,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “By bringing Valiant’s biggest heroes to theaters around the world in concert with our new partners at DMG, we look forward to making Valiant not only an iconic name in comics, but global entertainment as well.”

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About DMG

DMG is a global entertainment and media company with diverse international holdings across motion pictures, television, music, gaming, creative management and entertainment-themed properties, as well as offering advertising, marketing and brand communications services. DMG Entertainment, the company’s entertainment division, makes movies and television shows, along with music promotion, licensing and merchandising, cinemas and gaming with a focus on telling stories that appeal to global audiences with operations in North America/Hollywood and Asia/China. DMG Entertainment’s films include the record-setting blockbuster IRON MAN 3, the critically acclaimed sci-fi hit LOOPER, and the techno-thriller TRANSCENDENCE; along with some of China’s highest-grossing films including NO MAN’S LAND, FOUNDING OF A REPUBLIC and GO LALA GO!. DMG Entertainment is currently working on the high-speed thriller AUTOBAHN, starring Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley and Nicholas Hoult; and Point Break, directed by Ericson Core, for release in 2015.
DMG Entertainment China [SHZ: 002143] publicly traded on the Shenzhen stock exchange.

About Valiant Entertainment

Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 81 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

Additional Executive Quotes

“DMG is a force in China. This partnership will bring Valiant’s iconic characters to the Chinese marketplace in a fashion unprecedented in the world of superheroes and comics to date. DMG will introduce Valiant’s universe to Chinese audiences and, in the process, enhance the appeal and relevance of our characters to the fastest growing marketplace for entertainment in the world,” said Gavin Cuneo, COO & CFO for Valiant Entertainment.


Valiant Previews: NINJAK #1 | UNITY #16 – On Sale March 11th!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN151636)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (JAN151637)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (JAN151638)
Cover D by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (JAN151639)
Blank Cover Also Available (JAN151640)
Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER (JAN151641)
Character Design Variant by CLAY MANN (JAN151642)
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN151643)

For the first time, Ninjak’s past and future collide in the pages of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and superstar artists Clay Mann (X-Men: Legacy, Gambit) and Butch Guice (Captain America, Action Comics)!

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.

$3.99 | 40 pages. | T+ | On sale MARCH 11

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by GLENN FABRY (JAN151669)
Cover B by JUAN JOSE RYP (JAN151670)
Variant Cover by ANTONIO FUSO (JAN151671)

War on the HOMEFRONT!

After a violent and devastating battle, the Eternal Warrior – one of the world’s immortals, and its greatest wager of war – must once again grapple with his most implacable enemy – the countless days behind him…and the life that’s about to become a memory!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 11

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Veteran Artist Scot Eaton Joins Joshua Dysart to Fight “BROKEN ANGELS” in IMPERIUM #5 – An All-New Story Arc Beginning in June!

IMPERIUM_005_COVER-A_KANOValiant is proud to announce that veteran artist Scot Eaton (X-Men: Legacy, Battle Scars) will join New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER, Unknown Soldier) for a riveting story arc beginning in IMPERIUM #5 – the FIRST ISSUE of BROKEN ANGELS, coming in June! The next shocking volume of the latest hit series from VALIANT NEXT, BROKEN ANGELS will introduce the latest superpower to Toyo Harada’s growing legion of monsters and malcontents…one they must capture from a technologically advanced enemy stronghold secreted deep beneath the Indian Ocean.

Toyo Harada will create utopia…he just needs the right weapons first! The most powerful man in the world has collected an assembly of monsters, killers, and super-villains…and now he’s set his sights on the last asset his team needs: the renegade Project Rising Spirit scientist called Broken Angel. The only thing standing in his way – an army of enhanced soldiers…guarding a top-secret, highly fortified facility…deep underwater! The impossible heist begins here!

IMPERIUM is a daring breakaway from anything you can find elsewhere in comics today, even at Valiant,” said Valiant Editor Alejandro Arbona. “We’re extremely proud of Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite’s first arc, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the talented Scot Eaton into the fold for BROKEN ANGELS. Scot is the perfect choice to follow Doug’s masterful turn on this title, and he’s already hitting his stride with a new series of covers for BROKEN ANGELS. IMPERIUM was already one of a kind, but it’s about to evolve and get even bigger.”

This summer, red-hot creators Joshua Dysart and Scot Eaton join forces to realize Toyo Harada’s vision of a better world by any means necessary in BROKEN ANGELS, an all-new jumping-on point beginning in IMPERIUM #5! Featuring covers by Kano (THE DELINQUENTS, Gotham Central), Scot Eaton (Black Panther), CAFU (UNITY), Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER), and Sina Grace (Burn the Orphanage), start reading here this June to find out why IMPERIUM is one of the year’s most acclaimed new series:

“A fascinating examination of the effects super powers might have on the real world… It’s worth paying attention.” – Wired

“✮✮✮✮✮…Smart and entertaining, gorgeous yet gruesome, and character-driven yet large in scope…[IMPERIUM] is more than worthy of your $3.99, people.” – Comic Vine

“✮✮✮✮½…Writer Joshua Dysart really has cooked up something special here to behold… An enthralling ride…” – Bloody Disgusting

“✮✮✮✮½…A fantastic kick-off… Perfect for long time fans as well as those who are new and just want to check out a quality comics.” – Graphic Policy

“✮✮✮✮…Valiant Entertainment once again delivers an incredibly strong first issue of a new series, as it almost always does… New readers will find themselves wanting to stick around.” – Comic Book Resources

“✮✮✮✮…Dysart and Braithwaite are exploring fascinating ideas in IMPERIUM… Another accessible, interesting, and unique entry point into the ever expanding Valiant Universe.” – ComicBook.com

“✮✮✮✮…Eye-popping and energetic… There’s a sense of mystery to IMPERIUM that’s admirable and gutsy…” – Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮…Twists and turns are coming our way, so if you haven’t picked up [IMPERIUM], now’s the time to get on board…” – Major Spoilers

“”✮✮✮✮…Masterful… IMPERIUM, easily, is another win for Valiant and comic fans everywhere.” – All-Comic

Plus: don’t miss the VALIANT NEXT initiative continues throughout the spring as Valiant’s biggest most demanded heroes leap into action alongside all-new, never-before-seen characters for a brand new wave of must-read releases:

IMPERIUM #3 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite on April 8th
BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan on April 15th
NINJAK #2 by Matt Kindt, Clay Mann and Butch Guice on April 22nd
DIVINITY #3 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine on April 22nd
IVAR, TIMEWALKER #4 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry on April 29th

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IMPERIUM #5 (NEW ARC! “BROKEN ANGELS” – PART 1)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by SCOT EATON
Cover C by CAFU
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | ON SALE IN JUNE!

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