VALIANT and CBLDF Team for Exclusive TONY MILLIONAIRE QUANTUM AND WOODY#1 SDCC Liberty Variant

QW_001_VARIANT_CBLDFValiant is proud to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) with the Quantum and Woody #1 Liberty Variant with a cover by Eisner Award-winning cartoonist and underground icon Tony Millionaire – debuting this July exclusively at Comic Con International in San Diego, California! Following on the heels of the release of Quantum and Woody #1 on July 10th, this Valiant/CBLDF collaboration is notably the first convention variant cover ever produced by Valiant.

Limited to 750 copies, Millionaire’s Quantum and Woody #1 Liberty Variant will be available exclusively at the CBLDF’s booth inside the San Diego Convention Center and via the CBLDF website (cbldf.org). All proceeds will directly benefit the First Amendment legal and education work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, an organization that works to protect the freedom to read.

Coinciding with the release of the Quantum and Woody #1 Liberty Variant, Valiant is also signing on as the CBLDFs latest corporate member. Valiant joins comiXology, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Diamond Comic Distributors, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, and more in support of the CBLDF’s ongoing mission.

“Valiant have been doing some of the most exciting comics on the stands, and we’re thrilled to be joining forces with them for this project,” said Alex Cox, Deputy Director of the CBLDF. “Between being huge fans of the brilliant Tony Millionaire, and the high quality of what Valiant has published so far, this is going to be a great project, and will be a tremendous fundraiser. The Valiant staff has been extremely generous, and we can’t wait to debut this in San Diego!”

“Quantum and Woody have one the most crazily passionate fanbases in comics and, with our solidified support of the CBLDF now in place, they’re the perfect choice to debut our first convention-exclusive variant cover – and all to benefit of the CBLDF’s vitally important mission. This is a very special release for us, and one that we’re incredibly proud to have produced on behalf of the CBLDF,” said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.

The CBLDF benefit cover is illustrated by Tony Millionaire, a venerable cartoonist best known as creator of the comic strips Maakies and Drinky Crow. His forays into the superhero genre have been few and far between, but the non-traditional flair of Quantum and Woody make it a natural project for his unique take.

Written by James Asmus (Thief of Thieves, Gambit, The End Times of Bram & Ben) with art by Tom Fowler (MAD, Venom, Hulk: Season One) and colors by Jordie Bellaire, Quantum and Woody #1, in stores July 10th, begins the adventures of estranged, underachieving brothers Eric and Woody Henderson. When their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will soon find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Featuring covers by Ryan Sook, Marcos Martin and Andrew Robinson – as well as a “talking”, QR code-enabled variant cover by Tom Fowler – go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming!

You can learn more about the work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund by visiting them online at www.cbldf.org.

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 #2 Gets Caught by the Fuzz!

QW_002_COVER_SOOKValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Quantum and Woody #2 by award-winning writer James Asmus (Thief of Thieves, Gambit) and acclaimed artist Tom Fowler (Venom, Hulk: Season One)! Brace yourself – the summer’s most anticipated origin story is at large and on the run this August!

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 our heroes 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!

The rise of the world’s worst superhero team begins on July 10th in Quantum and Woody #1 – then be back in 30 for the next shocking, stun-gunning, gauntlet-colliding chapter of their all-new adventures on August 7th in Quantum and Woody #2!

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 #2
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK (JUN131320)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (JUN131321)
Variant Cover by RIAN HUGHES (JUN131322)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 8/7/13 (FOC – 7/15/13)

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HARBINGER WARS #4 Decides the Battle of Las Vegas!

HWARS_004_COVER_ZIRCHEROn July 17th, it all comes down to this!

Valiant is proud to present the first look inside Harbinger Wars #4 – the concussive final chapter of Valiant’s first crossover event! H.A.R.D. Corps vs. Bloodshot vs. Toyo Harada vs. Peter Stanchek and the Renegades – the comic book battle of the year happens here!

Four groups have come to capture the escaped test subjects of Project Rising Spirit – but only one can claim victory. Who will be left standing amidst the wreckage once called Las Vegas? Join the action here to find out why Harbinger Wars is the series that’s being heralded as an “event done right” by critics far and wide. The summer’s most acclaimed event storyline unleashes its oversized final chapter on July 17th, only in Harbinger Wars #4!

Then, follow the the fallout of the last stand between Bloodshot and the Harbinger Renegades into Harbinger #14 and Bloodshot #13 – in stores one week later on July 24th!

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

HARBINGER WARS #4 (of 4)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, PERE PEREZ, & MICO SUAYAN
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)

HARBINGER #14
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS & TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY131298)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (MAY131299)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 7/24/13 (FOC – 7/1/13)

BLOODSHOT #13
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by DAVE BULLOCK (MAY131300)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (MAY131301)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 7/24/13 (FOC – 7/1/13)

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Kindle Worlds Is Growing—Amazon Publishing Announces New Licenses from Valiant Entertainment and Best-Selling Authors Hugh Howey, Barry Eisler, Blake Crouch and Neal Stephenson

Any writer can soon publish fan fiction inspired by Valiant comic book heroes Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger and Shadowman

Writers can also create new stories based on Howey’s Silo Saga, Eisler’s John Rain novels, Crouch’s Wayward Pines Series, and the Foreworld Saga by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo and more

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 20, 2013– (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Today, Amazon Publishing announced that it has secured licenses for its new publishing platform, Kindle Worlds, with leading comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment and best-selling authors Hugh Howey, Barry Eisler, Blake Crouch and Neal Stephenson. Through these licenses, any writer will be able to create and sell fan fiction inspired by the popular Worlds of Valiant superhero comic book series Bloodshot, X-O ManowarArcher & ArmstrongHarbinger, and Shadowman, with more to be added at a later date, as well as Howey’s Silo Saga, Eisler’s John Rain novels, Crouch’s Wayward Pines Series, and the Foreworld Saga. Kindle Worlds is the first commercial publishing platform that will enable any writer to create fan fiction based on a range of original stories and characters and earn royalties for doing so.

“Since announcing Kindle Worlds just weeks ago, we’ve been energized by the interest and enthusiasm for this new program—from writers and readers alike,” said Philip Patrick, Director, Business Development and Publisher of Kindle Worlds. “With content from 2012’s Diamond Gem award-winning Comic Book Publisher of the Year and the work of several best-selling authors, we’re excited to expand Kindle Worlds and give writers even more options to be creative and earn royalties.”

“Kindle Worlds presents an amazing opportunity to bring Valiant’s wide-ranging universe of characters to a new medium, and empower fans and aspiring creators,” said Gavin Cuneo, Valiant’s CFO and Head of Strategic Development. “Comics are well known for their passionate and interactive fan communities, and, through the Kindle Worlds platform, we’re excited to give aspiring authors and fans the opportunity to work within the Valiant Universe, make their stories accessible to a large audience, and earn revenue for their work.”

Amazon Publishing previously announced licenses from Warner Bros. Television Group’s Alloy Entertainment division for its New York Times best-selling book series Gossip Girl, by Cecily von Ziegesar; Pretty Little Liars, by Sara Shepard; and Vampire Diaries, by L.J. Smith. Interested writers are encouraged to visit Kindle Worlds (www.amazon.com/kindleworlds) to learn more and get a head start on writing. Later this month, the Kindle Worlds Store is expected to launch with over 50 commissioned works, including Valiant-branded short fiction from authors Jason Starr, Robert Rodi, Stuart Moore and others. At that time, the Kindle Worlds self-service submission platform, where any writer can submit completed work, will also open.

“Good storytelling for me starts with great characters, no matter the format,” said Kindle Worlds Archer & Armstrong author Scott Nicholson. “I’m thrilled that Amazon has been pushing the digital frontiers to open up even more sharing of ideas and building new communities around the most popular characters and stories.”

Amazon Publishing will pay royalties to both the rights holders of the Worlds and the author. The standard author’s royalty rate (for works of at least 10,000 words) will be 35% of net revenue. Amazon Publishing will also pilot an experimental new program for particularly short works—between 5,000 and 10,000 words. For these short stories—typically priced under one dollar—Amazon will pay the royalties for the World’s rights holder and pay authors a digital royalty of 20%.

Amazon Publishing is engaged with additional rights holders from different areas of entertainment—books, games, TV, movies and music—and looks forward to announcing future deals soon. To get started writing works in licensed properties and for submission guidelines and updates on licensed properties, visit www.amazon.com/kindleworlds. For regular updates on Kindle Worlds, follow @KindleWorlds on Twitter.


First Look: GREG PAK & TREVOR HAIRSINE Battle ETERNAL WARRIOR #1

EW_001_COVER_CRAINValiant is proud to present the first look at superstar artist Trevor Hairsine’s inked interiors for Eternal Warrior #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new ongoing series teaming Hairsine with New York Times best-selling author Greg Pak (Batman/Superman, Planet Hulk)!

Across ten millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda has traversed the darkest, most mysterious corners of history. But the horror and bloodshed of constant warfare has finally taken its toll on the man myth calls the Eternal Warrior…and he has abdicated his duties as the Fist and the Steel of Earth for a quiet life of seclusion. But when a blood vendetta from the distant past suddenly reappears in the modern day, he must decide if he will return to the ways of war…for the child who betrayed him thousands of years ago…

Soldier. Guardian. Warrior. Legend. Start reading here on September 11th when Greg Pak and Trevor Hairsine begin an all-new campaign for Valiant’s most feared immortal in Eternal Warrior #1 – featuring covers by Clayton Crain, Trevor Hairsine, Dave Bullock and Patrick Zircher!

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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VALIANT’s Original Creators Launch the SIGNATURE SERIES

HAR_017_VARIANT_CHENValiant is proud to announce the Valiant Signature Series – a new line of covers spotlighting the creators that forged the original Valiant Universe!

Valiant will release one Signature Series cover per month, beginning this October with the Harbinger #17 Valiant Signature Series cover by Sean Chen – the veteran artist that began his comics career at Valiant with titles including X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Rai and the Future Force. Over the course of the coming months, the Signature Series will also debut new works by fan favorite creators Bob Hall (Shadowman), Mark Moretti (Eternal Warrior), Kevin VanHook (Archer & Armstrong), Sal Velluto (Bloodshot) and more as they interpret the modern day versions of Valiant’s signature heroes for the very first time. The first of many to come, look for more Signature Series artists to be announced in the near future.

“I began my career in comics at the original Valiant and all of us who were there have stayed very close over the years,” Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce told MTV Geek. “Now, with the new publishing line well underway, it’s an immense pleasure to finally be reuniting with the talents who forged the foundation and gave the original Valiant Universe such a special and well-deserved mystique.”

Added Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani:

“Valiant is incredibly fortunate to have worked with a long list of incredible talents in its 25 year history, and their work is something that we continue to celebrate to this day. As both fans and creators, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the moment when some of Valiant’s original greats would return to bring their vision to the modern day Valiant Universe, and, with the Valiant Signature Series, that moment has finally arrived. Sean Chen, Bob Hall, Mark Moretti, Kevin VanHook, Sal Velluto – these are the guys who helped build the house we live in, and fans can look forward to seeing even more storied talents from the original Valiant era return over the next year.”

The return of talents that made the Valiant Universe great begins this October with the Harbinger #17 Valiant Signature Series cover by Sean Chen! Ask your local retailer for details.

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


VENDITTI and NORD Eradicate PLANET DEATH in X-O MANOWAR #14

XO_014_COVER_LOZZIValiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #14 – the explosive final chapter of PLANET DEATH from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green LanternThe Surrogates) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan)! X-O Manowar has conquered. He has killed. But can he reign over PLANET DEATH?

With a coalition army of alien freedom fighters at his back, X-O Manowar has brought the throneworld of his alien oppressors, the Vine, to the brink of collapse. And now, with their ultimate weapon at his command, the final battle for the Vine planet of Loam is about to begin. The time of X-O Manowar’s vengeance has finally come – and, with it, a monumental revelation that will redefine everything we thought we knew about Aric of Dacia and his future in the Valiant Universe.

The first year of X-O Manowar thunders into its world-ending conclusion as Robert Venditti and Cary Nord deliver the final blow to PLANET DEATH on June 26th in X-O Manowar #14! And look for the limited X-O Manowar #14 8-Bit Variant by artist Matthew Waite!

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 #14
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (APR131288)
8-Bit Variant by MATTHEW WAITE (APR131289)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/26/13

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VALIANT Solicitations for SEPTEMBER 2013

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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)

New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Batman/Superman, Planet Hulk) and superstar artist Trevor Hairsine (X-O Manowar, X-Men: Deadly Genesis) launch a brand new campaign for Valiant’s immortal champion, the Eternal Warrior, in an all-new monthly series!

Across ten millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda has traversed the darkest, most mysterious corners of history. But the horror and bloodshed of constant warfare has finally taken its toll on the man myth calls the Eternal Warrior…and he has abdicated his duties as the Fist and the Steel of Earth for a quiet life of seclusion. But when a blood vendetta from the distant past suddenly reappears in the modern day, he must decide if he will return to the ways of war…for the child who betrayed him thousands of years ago…

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 11th!

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BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #14
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by J.G. JONES (JUL131310)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (JUL131311)
Variant Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA (JUL131312)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW CREATIVE TEAM!

Acclaimed writer Christos Gage (Avengers Academy, Thunderbolts) joins New York Times best-seller Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and superstar-in-the-making Emanuela Lupacchino (Archer & Armstrong, X-Factor) to light the fuse on an explosive new chapter for Bloodshot and the Valiant Universe’s most feared team of superhuman operatives!

The world’s most deadly soldier has a new assignment. Out of the ashes of Harbinger Wars, Bloodshot is about to join the weaponized men and women of the HARBINGER ACTIVE RESISTANCE DIVISION – the black budget, technologically-augmented strike force where the powers are dangerously unstable and every mission is a one-way ticket into the meat grinder. With a reluctant leader calling the shots and a new crop of untested rookies manning the frontline, Bloodshot is about to take H.A.R.D. Corps behind enemy lines – and into a gasoline-drenched, synapse-snapping suicide run where no one is safe…and heroes always die trying.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 18th!

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SHADOWMAN #10
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by STEPHANE PERGER (JUL131314)
Wraparound Variant by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (JUL131315)
Variant Cover by RILEY ROSSMO (JUL131316)

Straight out of the pages of Shadowman #0 – the secret origin of all Shadowmen, past and present, stands revealed as Justin Jordan and Roberto De La Torre unveil the next macabre 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 prelude to Shadowman’s next shocking story arc.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 4th!

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QUANTUM AND WOODY #3
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK (JUL131317)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (JUL131318)

What scares you more than anything else you can imagine? WRONG. The answer is…the Nightmare Brigade!

The scheming forces of the ERA will stop at nothing to unlock the secret science behind Quantum and Woody’s powers – and they’re just getting started! Plus – see what it takes to tear our boys apart – figuratively and literally! Trust us when we say that this one has TEETH.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 4th!

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HARBINGER #16
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by BARRY KITSON (JUL131319)
Variant Cover by ZACH MONTOYA (JUL131320)

It turns out that nightmares are just dreams too.

Heading west, the Renegades have found themselves at the end of Route 66 in a little town called Los Angeles, California. But the war they left behind is still waging, somehow, unseen just below the surface of the sun and surf. What if it will never end? What if there is no escape? What if wherever they go, they carry the war inside them? It has long been said that the City of Angels is a place where anything can happen… where reality is pliable and dreams are made real in the blink of an eye. Now, like the decades of wannabe starlets and rockers before them, the Renegades are about to find out that having your dreams come true is severely overrated.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 18th!

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #13
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by WILL CONRAD (JUL131323)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (JUL131324)

…and then things got really out of hand!

When the war for the Faraway descends into all-out chaos, can the combined forces of Archer, Armstrong, Mary Maria and a whole mess of dinosaurs be enough to defeat General Redacted and his 500 Shades of Greys? Also: a horrible revelation is about tear apart the friendship between Valiant’s conspiracy-busting adventurers! Learn why we may have to re-title this book Archer VERSUS Armstrong right here in the epoch-spanning conclusion of “Far Faraway”!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 11th!

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X-O MANOWAR #17
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by WILL CONRAD (JUL131325)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL131326)

To this king…a kingdom.

Since bonding with the sentient X-O Manowar armor, Aric of Dacia has rampaged unchecked, crushing every enemy in his path. But what happens when a one-man war machine must become the protector of an entire people? Aric’s skills as king are about to be put to the test, and the result will set off a chain reaction that will lead to one of the biggest confrontations in the history of the Valiant Universe!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 18th!

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HARBINGER WARS TPB (JUL131325)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, PERE PEREZ, CLAYTON CRAIN, and MICO SUAYAN
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Harbinger Wars, Valiant’s first crossover event, begins here! Two dozen undisciplined, untested and untrained superhuman children have just escaped from a top-secret research facility and into the world. When Bloodshot, Toyo Harada and Peter Stanchek join the chase, will the Valiant Universe be ready for its first all-out superhuman showdown?

Collecting HARBINGER WARS #1-4 by acclaimed writers Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) & Duane Swierczynski (Bloodshot) and artist Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong), start reading here for a high-stakes tale that will put Valiant’s greatest heroes to the ultimate test!

$14.99/T+/112 pgs.
TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 978-1-939346-09-4
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 18th!

“From the art to the writing, Harbinger Wars is a smooth package…” – The Onion/A.V. Club
“Five stars… A big event done right. It’s hugely entertaining…” – Comic Vine
“Harbinger Wars is an absolute blast…” – Multiversity Comics

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HARBINGER VOL. 3: HARBINGER WARS TPB (JUL131326)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS, TREVOR HAIRSINE, MICO SUAYAN and PERE PEREZ
Cover by KHARI EVANS

Before the Harbinger Foundation, before Project Rising Spirit, Toyo Harada spent decades circling the globe, recruiting empowered individuals to his cause through coercion, intimidation and influence. But how is one deal brokered in secret between Harada and Rising Sprit Securities forty years ago now wreaking havoc in the modern day? And when the past comes roaring back, how will Peter Stanchek and the rest of Harada’s most wanted react to the revelation of Rising Spirit’s secret mission and the Harbinger hunter known as Bloodshot?

Collecting HARBINGER #11-14 and HARBINGER #0, join New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier) and acclaimed artists Khari Evans (Carbon Grey), Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), Mico Suayan (The Punisher), and Pere Perez (Smallville Season 11) for a complete standalone tale of the dark foundations behind Valiant’s first crossover event.

$14.99/T+/128 pgs.
TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 978-1-939346-11-7
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 25th!

“Things are coming to a natural boiling point… Man oh man, awesome stuff.” – IGN
“The perfect balance of emotion and action on many levels. Stunning!” – Cosmic Book News


Harada’s First HARBINGER WAR Haunts HARBINGER #13

HAR_013_COVER_ZIRCHERValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #13 by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and acclaimed artists Khari Evans and Trevor Hairsine! As the Harbinger Wars barrel toward a sense-shattering climax, the moment you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived – Peter Stanchek and the Renegades versus Bloodshot!

Las Vegas is under siege, and the inexperienced supterteam known as the Renegades are all that stand between Bloodshot and the fulfillment of his mission. But as they engage the Valiant Universe’s most feared Harbinger hunter head-on, Peter Stanchek and his allies are about to discover that Bloodshot is a much more dangerous – and much more clever – foe than they ever could have anticipated. Plus: what is the eerie connection between a battle fought long ago in North Carolina’s Great Dismal Swamp and today’s fight for the Vegas Strip?

The secret of Toyo Harada’s first Harbinger War – and its massive implications for the modern day – loom large on June 19th in Harbinger #13 – in stores the same day as Bloodshot #12! And look for the limited Harbinger #13 8-Bit Variant by artist Matthew Waite!

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

HARBINGER #13
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS & TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (APR131274)
8-Bit Variant by MATTHEW WAITE (APR131275)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (APR131276)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/19/13

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VALIANT and PANINI Partner For Foreign Language Print and Digital Publishing in France, Italy, and Beyond

PANINI_XO_001This fall, the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe are taking Europe by storm!

Valiant is proud to announce that it has partnered with Panini, Europe’s leading publisher of comics and graphic novels, for a new line of foreign language comics, translating Valiant’s smash hit monthly series into French and Italian for the very first time.

The first Panini-published issues of X-O Manowar by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, and Harbinger by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and Harvey Award nominee Khari Evans will debut in France and Italy in September/October 2013 with more Valiant series to be added to the publishing roster in subsequent months. Panini will also distribute Valiant’s foreign language content digitally with both launch titles being made available as day-and-date digital releases in France via comiXology Europe, Hachette and most major French language e-tailers. In Italy, digital editions of Valiant’s Italian language releases will be available through Amazon.it and Simplicissimus.

“Panini is excited at the prospect of being Valiant’s partner in bringing its array of heroes into key markets such as Italy and France, and beyond,” said Panini Publishing Director Marco Lupoi. “Valiant stories are an amazing blend of action, adventure, mystery and socio-political intrigue which resonates strongly with the local comic book culture, and mix exciting modern artwork with storylines which defy genre and are able to intrigue readers with bold new storytelling ideas.”

PANINI_HAR_001“Since day one, getting the Valiant heroes back into the hands of loyal fans in France, Italy and beyond has always been a top priority for Valiant,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales. “Panini has a fan base and hard-earned reputation that speaks for itself and, with so much quality storytelling to draw upon, Valiant’s European fans can look forward to finally engaging with the all-new Valiant Universes in their native languages.”

Headquartered in Modena, Italy, the Panini Group is a world leader in the collectibles and trading cards market, as well as one of the leading publishers of children’s magazines and books, comics, manga and graphic novels in both Europe and Latin America. In addition to Valiant, Panini’s other international publishing partners include Mattel, Hasbro, Blizzard, Disney, Nickelodeon, Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Viz Media, Image Comics, Kodansha, and many more.

Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,500 characters. 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. Valiant’s current titles include X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong, and Shadowman with a sixth title – Quantum and Woody – scheduled to debut this July.

For more information, visit PaniniComics.com or ValiantUniverse.com.

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