This July, Valiant cordially invites you to the most momentous event of the summer…THE WEDDING OF X-O MANOWAR!
Valiant is proud to announce X-O MANOWAR #38 – an oversized, 48-page wedding spectacular uniting Aric of Dacia, aka the unstoppable X-O Manowar, with his new love, Saana of Loam, before a cast of special guests from across the Valiant Universe!
Join New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye) this July to stand and witness the biggest, brashest wedding celebration of the year as Valiant’s alien armored Visigoth takes the epic next step in his evolution as a king and hero!
Aric of Dacia nearly died in battle against the Armor Hunters, and watched a world end at the hands of Dead Hand. As a king, he knows that it is his duty to marry and provide his people with an heir to protect them in the generations to come. He now makes the next step on his journey… With a guest list of the Valiant Universe’s finest, what could possibly go wrong? One hint: everything!
Plus: in addition to the full-length lead tale, the 48-page X-O Manowar wedding celebration also comes packed with special gifts and guests! First, Valiant superstars Robert Venditti (The Flash) and Clayton Henry (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) offer up a toast with a tale of Aric and Saana’s Visigoth forebears and the future they sought!
Then, Valiant newcomer Amy Chu (Vertigo CMYK) and red-hot artist CAFU (UNITY) reveal the woman who will become queen in a very special solo tale of Saana of Loam, while Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom) dares attend…the bachelor party of X-O Manowar! And, last but not least, Eisner Award nominee Andy Runton (Owly) returns to X-O Manowar for another chapter of Owly’s adventures with Aric’s all-powerful armor, Shanhara!
Alien warriors! Visigoth valor! Love! War! It all happens here as red-hot creators Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval lead off a can’t-miss matrimonial melee two millennia in the making in X-O MANOWAR #38!
Featuring covers by Rafa Sandoval, Cary Nord, CAFU, Jay Fabares, and Tom Fowler, make sure to RSVP this July and get your place at the table of the summer’s most joyous Valiant event…THE WEDDING OF X-O MANOWAR!
X-O MANOWAR #38 (WEDDING SPECTACULAR!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with AMY CHU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL with CLAYTON HENRY, CAFU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Cover A (Wraparound) by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B by CARY NORD
Cover C by CAFU
Blank Invitation Variant Also Available
Variant Cover by JAY FABARES
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER
$4.99 |48 pgs.| T+ | ON SALE IN JULY!
IMPERIUM #3 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (FEB151656)
Cover B by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (FEB151657)
Variant Cover by CARY NORD (FEB151658)
Character Design Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (FEB151659)
A better world. By any means necessary. The devastating new series escalates with an all-new chapter by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)!
The world-changing event snowballs over the cliff, as the world’s most powerful man — billionaire superhuman Toyo Harada — saves the world at the tip of a sword. Harada is collecting monsters — starting with his pet instrument of death, Mech Major…an unstoppable robot engine of combat and warfare. But there’s more to Mech Major than meets the eye…
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 8
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (FEB151671)
Cover B by DAVID MACK (FEB151672)
Variant Cover by BART SEARS (FEB151673)
“The Battle for New Japan” erupts into all-out war!
Rai has raised an army of former enemies and reluctant allies all in the name of one thing – freedom! It’s the final fight between Father and his prodigal son, except there is no coming back from this as the outcome could spell the end of not just New Japan, but all of Earth!
The next stop on Valiant’s cross-country 25th Anniversary Convention Tour is WonderCon 2015!
From Friday, April 3rd through Sunday, April 5th, join Valiant at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA for a weekend packed with exclusive panel presentations, giveaways, creator signings, special guests, and more!
First, find out what the largest independent superhero universe in comics has to offer at Booth #405 by shopping a complete library of Valiant trade paperback and hardcover collections! Plus: stop by to pick up a FREE first look at BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and visionary storyteller Mico Suayan, in stores April 15th!
Look for signings and appearances all weekend long from an all-star cast of Valiant’s top talents, including writer James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE!), colorist David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY), writer Joshua Dysart (IMPERIUM, HARBINGER), Ryan Winn (X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY), Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, IVAR, TIMEWALKER), and more!
New to the Valiant Universe? Then join a panel of Valiant staff and creators on Friday, April 3rd at 3:30pm in Room 208 for Valiant 101: The Story Starts Here – a step-by-step panel presentation detailing the origins of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Dr. Mirage, and more of Valiant’s top heroes and villains.
Then, on Saturday, April 4th at 12pm in Room 211, get the inside track on all of Valiant’s silver anniversary plans with the Valiant 25th Anniversary Celebration panel presentation! From the universe-spanning climax of THE VALIANT to BLOODSHOT REBORN and the next epic events of X-O MANOWAR, IVAR TIMEWALKER, NINJAK, and more, find out what’s coming up for the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes with an all-star panel presentation featuring James Asmus, David Baron, Fred Van Lente, Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, and more!
Don’t miss all this and more as the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour continues at WonderCon 2015, celebrating one of the most talked-about publishers in comics today!
And look for new dates to be added to the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour all summer long!
A virus on the loose… A king after him… Things are not what they seem… The search for the secret behind DEAD DROP starts now!
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of DEAD DROP #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new, four-issue, superhero conspiracy thriller from acclaimed writer Ales Kot (Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier, Secret Avengers) and rising star Adam Gorham (Zero)! On May 6th, X-O Manowar leads an unlikely cast of heroes from across the Valiant Universe into a high-stakes hunt through New York City for a lost alien artifact that could soon threaten the entire globe!
There is a secret black market in New York. It is hidden in plain sight – in our streets, trains, restaurants. Those who know how to navigate it exchange secrets of extraordinary nature. But when the secret in circulation is a biological weapon derived from Vine technology, the gloves are off – and the most extraordinary agents are released to stop the disaster before it occurs.
Otherwise, in less than thirty minutes, there will be no world to come back to.
X-O Manowar, Archer, Neville Alcott, Detective Cejudo and Beta-Max are ready to save the world.
Four issues. Four stories. One ticking clock! On May 6th, Ales Kot and Adam Gorham pull the pin on a fast-moving manhunt through the darkest corners of the Valiant Universe in DEAD DROP #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Raul Allen (IMPERIUM), Adam Gorham (Zero), Juan Jose Ryp (Ghosted), and Brian Level (Lazarus)!
DEAD DROP #1 (of 4)
Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (MAR151581)
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM (MAR151582)
Cover C by JUAN JOSE RYP(MAR151583)
Cover D by BRIAN LEVEL (MAR151584)
$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale MAY 6 (FOC – 4/13/15)
Announced today at Emerald City Comicon 2015, Valiant’s 25th Anniversary celebration continues with the debut of VALIANT ORIGINS – an all-new web series spotlighting the origins of Valiant’s biggest heroes bi-weekly across 10 animated episodes! Beginning today with release of the first episode, VALIANT ORIGINS: BLOODSHOT, subsequent installments will be made available every other week on Valiant’s official YouTube channel.
New to the award-winning world of the Valiant Universe? Meet the greatest heroes that Valiant has to offer here in VALIANT ORIGINS – an introductory overview of the biggest, most powerful characters from throughout the largest independent superhero universe anywhere in comics! Bloodshot. X-O Manowar. Ninjak. Livewire. Quantum and Woody. Divinity. And many more! Just in time for Valiant’s 25th Anniversary, find out what made these formidable heroes into the comic book icons they are every other week with a new episode of VALIANT ORIGINS on Valiant’s official YouTube channel!
“We are always meeting new fans in stores or at conventions who have the same question: I’ve heard incredible things about Valiant, now where can I start?” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “VALIANT ORIGINS is an easy answer to that question. This web series will be a one-stop destination to find out who Valiant’s characters are and can quickly get new readers up to speed on the heroes and villains that will be at the forefront of Valiant’s publishing line in the months and years to come.”
“We’ve made great inroads by giving new readers multiple ways to discover the best of Valiant’s award-winning series with $9.99 volume one trade paperbacks, clearly demarcated jumping-on points, and even One Dollar Debut reprints of our biggest #1 issues,” said Hunter Gorinson, Valiant’s Director of Marketing, Communications, and Digital Media. “VALIANT ORIGINS is another important addition to that roster, and one that will give new fans anywhere around the world an easy introduction to the fundamentals of the biggest characters at the center of the Valiant Universe.”
Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology, Bloodshot is a nearly unstoppable killing machine. Equipped with enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing, he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit – a private contractor trafficking in violence – very well. But after defying his programming and escaping his captors, Bloodshot now fights to rediscover the secret of his true identity – but remains haunted by the past that nearly destroyed him…
After playing a lead role in Valiant’s critically acclaimed four-issue epic, THE VALIANT, Bloodshot’s next chapter begins on April 15th with BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 – the first issue of an all-new ongoing series from from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and artist Mico Suayan.
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 Jim Shooter, Bob Layton and 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, 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.
Valiant’s 25th Anniversary celebration continues ahead on May 2nd with the FCBD 2015: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – featuring two all-new stories from superstar creators Jeff Lemire & Butch Guice and Robert Venditti & Rafa Sandoval, alongside a myriad of never-before-seen special features chronicling Valiant’s storied place in comics history! Plus: special guests from throughout Valiant’s decades-long history and a cavalacade of surprises!
Then, follow the legendary origins behind Valiant’s most indelible icons from the screen to the page with the VALIANT: ZEROES & ORIGINS VOL. 1 trade paperback collection, re-presenting each of Valiant’s greatest zero issue introductions to X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, and more! Featuring a world-class cast of creators, including Joshua Dysart, Matt Kindt, Lewis LaRosa, Clay Mann, Peter Milligan, Mico Suayan, Robert Venditti, and more, plus an all-new cover by red-hot artist Emanuela Lupacchino, this perfect companion to the VALIANT ORIGINS web series arrives in stores on May 6th!
BLOODSHOT VOL. 1: SETTING THE WORLD ON FIRE TPB (DEC121274)
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYSNKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA & ARTURO LOZZI
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
$9.99 | 112 pages | T+ | ON SALE NOW
TRADE PAPERBACK| ISBN: 978-0-979640-96-4
BLOODSHOT REBORN #1
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
VALIANT: ZEROES & ORIGINS VOL. 1 TPB (MAR151596)
Written by JAMES ASMUS, JOSHUA DYSART, TOM FOWLER, JUSTIN JORDAN, MATT KINDT, PETER MILLIGAN, FRED VAN LENTE, and ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CHRISCROSS, TOM FOWLER, CLAYTON HENRY, ROBERT GILL, J.G. JONES, LEWIS LAROSA, CLAY MANN, CARY NORD, PERE PEREZ, BART SEARS, and MICO SUAYAN
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
$19.99 | 144 pages | T+ | ON SALE MAY 6
TRADE PAPERBACK| ISBN: 978-1-939346-58-2
X-O MANOWAR #35 (“DEAD HAND” – PART 2)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A (Overlay Wrap) by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151660)
Cover B (Wraparound) by JORGE MOLINA (FEB151661)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (FEB151662)
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP (FEB151663)
DEAD HAND means death!
In the far reaches of deep space, the ultimate fail-safe of an extinct alien race has finally counted down to zero…and the robot army called DEAD HAND has been activated. The civilization that built them has fallen…and, now, to combat the doomsday threat that destroyed their world, DEAD HAND will complete the mission that their creators could not. Soulless and brutal, this billion strong legion is the phantom army of a dead world…and it will cleanse the universe by any means necessary. But what unthinkable menace were they created to destroy? And will DEAD HAND’s slow march across the galaxy spell death for countless worlds?
Soon, Aric of Dacia will be forced to confront the secrets that have pushed him to the terrible turning point that is DEAD HAND…and battle a single-minded killing machine unlike any he has seen before! Outmatched and vastly outnumbered, how can Aric stop something unstoppable…something that knows no fear, only eradication?
Timewalker! Armstrong! The Eternal Warrior The Lurker! Still confused by time travel? Don’t worry, these guys don’t understand it either…so they’re BREAKING HISTORY!
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5 – the FIRST ISSUE of BREAKING HISTORY, an all-new story arc for Valiant’s latest hit ongoing series by New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Incredible Hercules) and new series artist Francis Portela (Green Lantern: Godhead)! Start reading here with a brand new jumping-on point on May 27th as Ivar Anni-Padda recruits a team of the time stream’s greatest hell raisers for an eons-colliding jailbreak from the end of existence itself!
Dr. Neela Sethi, the inventor of time travel has been captured by her evil future-self (because…time travel) and imprisoned at the end of the time! As the Big Crunch rapidly unmakes the universe around her, Neela faces a choice that may give her her life’s dreams…at the cost of the very universe itself. But to save her from the threat of her own future self, all hope now lies in the hands of IVAR, TIMEWALKER! But even he can’t save us alone…
What happens when history’s most jaded time traveler puts together the best team he can find to save time itself? A combination of his estranged family, including his immortal brothers ARMSTRONG and the ETERNAL WARRIOR; his inter-dimensional enemies like history’s most re-tweeted prankster THE LURKER; and a BLOODSHOT NANITE with one heck of an attitude problem! And that’s just the start of history’s most unexpected saviors.
Everything in the balance…and we mean EVERYTHING…so let’s just hope the far future’s disastrous half-dozen doesn’t drop the ball too hard when BREAKING HISTORY begins with a bang on May 27th in IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5! Featuring covers by Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man), Raul Allen (Hawkeye), Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER), come on board here with an excellent new jumping-on point for the hit series that Topless Robot calls “absolutely perfect”!
Plus: look for the IVAR, TIMEWALKER VOL. 1: MAKING HISTORY trade paperback collection, in stores the same day as IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5! Collecting the first four issues of Ivar Anni-Padda and Neela Sethi’s adventures through time and space for just $9.99, jump on board here the very same day that BREAKING HISTORY begins in a comic shop near you!
For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.
IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5 (NEW ARC! “BREAKING HSTORY” – PART 1)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEVE LIEBER
Cover B by RAUL ALLEN
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Golden Age Variant by ROBERT GILL
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 27 (FOC – 5/4/15)
This year, Valiant is taking the silver anniversary celebration of the largest independent universe in comics on the road to visit more than a million fans in the US and Canada throughout 2015!
Valiant is proud to announce the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour – a months-long, cross-country celebration coming soon to a town near you! Beginning with Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon 2015 (ECCC) in March, the Valiant anniversary tour will be coming soon to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Calgary, and more of North America’s most exciting comic book and pop culture conventions, including:
Friday, March 27th – Sunday, March 29th:
Emerald City Comicon 2015
Washington State Convention Center
Friday, April 3rd – Sunday, April 5th:
Anaheim Convention Center
Thursday, April 16th – Sunday, April 19th:
Calgary Expo 2015
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Saturday, April 18th – Sunday, April 19th:
LA Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 24th – Sunday, April 26th:
South Building at McCormick Place
Thursday, May 14th – Sunday, May 17th:
AC Boardwalk Con 2015
Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, NJ
Saturday, May 23rd – Monday, May 25th:
Denver Comic Con 2015
Colorado Convention Center
Thursday, May 28th – Sunday, May 31st:
Phoenix Comicon 2015
Phoenix Convention Center
Saturday, June 6th – Sunday, June 7th:
Special Edition: NYC 2015
New York, NY
Thursday, June 25th – June 28th:
Florida Supercon 2015
Miami Beach Convention Center
*More dates to be added all summer long!*
The can’t-miss anniversary celebration of the summer begins in Seattle, WA at Emerald City Comicon 2015 (ECCC)! From Friday, March 27th through Sunday, March 29th, join Valiant at the Washington State Convention Center for a weekend packed with programming, special guests, and ECCC exclusives that can’t be found anywhere else!
Visit Booth #1803 all weekend long to revisit 25 years of Valiant history with a complete collection of trade paperbacks and hardcovers featuring the indelible heroes, volatile villains, and world-class creators that shaped Valiant into one of the most celebrated publishers in comics history.
Valiant will also be debuting two ECCC-only offerings for sale, beginning with the NINJAK #1 ECCC Exclusive Variant – featuring an all-new, never-before-seen cover by fan favorite artist Ian McGinty (Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors)! Pick up the sold-out first issue of Valiant’s latest smash-hit ongoing series right here at ECCC – then get it signed by series writer and New York Times best-selling author Matt Kindt each day at the Valiant booth!
Plus: also debuting at ECCC, don’t miss the BLOODSHOT REBORN ECCC Exclusive Print! Before BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 hits shelves on April 15th, pick up this exclusive, limited edition print by artist Mico Suayan and colorist David Baron, and get it signed by Suayan, Baron, and series writer and New York Times best-selling author Jeff Lemire each day at the Valiant booth!
New to the Valiant Universe? Then join a panel of Valiant staff and creators on Friday, March 27th at 4 pm in Hall C (TCC 301) for Valiant 101: The Story Starts Here – a step-by-step panel presentation detailing the origins of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Dr. Mirage, and more of Valiant’s top heroes and villains.
Then, on Saturday March 28th at 6pm in Hall C (TCC 301), get the inside track on all of Valiant’s silver anniversary plans with the Valiant: 25th Anniversary Celebration! From epic events of THE VALIANT to the launches of NINJAK and BLOODSHOT REBORN, find out what’s coming next for the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes with an all-star panel presentation featuring writers James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE!), Matt Kindt (NINJAK, DIVINITY, RAI), Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Jen Van Meter (THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE), artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), and Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani!
Honoring Valiant’s historic place in comics history, the road to the next 25 years begins right here with an exclusive round of news and announcements, only at Emerald City Comicon 2015!
And look for new dates to be added to the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour all summer long!