HARBINGER WARS. Coming in 2013.


Nord, Crain, Rivera, and Sears Invade PLANET DEATH in X-O MANOWAR #11

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of PLANET DEATH – Part 1 (of 4) in X-O Manowar #11 – the FIRST ISSUE of the most ambitious X-O Manowar storyline of all time! Written by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan), the invasion is finally here – and X-O Manowar is the invader!

Aric of Dacia, a 4th century Visigoth armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon, is all that stands between the Earth and all-out annihilation at the hands of the alien race that abducted him from his own time. Now, the day of Aric’s reckoning has finally come. As his Visigoth forefathers sacked Rome, Aric will take the battle directly to his oppressors on the Vine homeworld of Loam. He will decimate their armies, he will level their cities – and he will not stop until the whole of their empire is reduced to ash. This is PLANET DEATH!

“X-O Manowar is a soldier at heart, and he knows from his years on the battlefield that the best defense is a powerful offense,” said Executive Editor Warren Simons. “The only chance he has to protect the fate of humanity is to take the battle directly to the Vine’s doorstep and stop their alien empire from spreading further.”

The beginning of an all-new arc for the breakout series of 2012, X-O Manowar #11 features a painted standard cover by Clayton Crain (Carnage USA), a Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Cary Nord, an incentive variant by Paolo Rivera (Daredevil), and a top secret wraparound variant by legendary X-O Manowar artist Bart Sears! Featuring the return of superstar penciler Cary Nord to Valiant’s signature hero, PLANET DEATH will define X-O Manowar’s place in the Valiant Universe. Don’t miss the first chapter of a comics juggernaut when X-O Manowar descends on PLANET DEATH in X-O Manowar #11 – on sale March 20th!

Prelude to Planet Death – Part 1 (of 2):
X-O MANOWAR #9 – ON SALE JANUARY 23rd!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV121333)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (NOV121334)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (NOV121335)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

Prelude to Planet Death – Part 2 (of 2):
X-O MANOWAR #10 – FEBRUARY 20th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (DEC121266)
Variant Cover by CARY NORD (DEC121267)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

Planet Death – Part 1 (of 4):
X-O MANOWAR #11 – ON SALE MARCH 20th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Top Secret Wraparound Variant by BART SEARS
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

Planet Death – Part 2 (of 4):
X-O MANOWAR #12 – ON SALE IN APRIL!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


CHAINSAW Pushes BLOODSHOT #6 to the Limit

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot #6 from the gut-punching, back-breaking creative team of Duane Swierczynski and Manuel Garcia! The all-new story arc, “The Rise & The Fall”, is just getting started and the stakes have never been higher!

Bloodshot has penetrated Project Rising Spirit’s secret headquarters and now there’s no turning back. Pursued from room to room by the proto-Bloodshot team of super-soldiers known as Chainsaw, Bloodshot is about to pay the price for his incursion – and face down his own brutal legacy in the Valiant Universe. He may have made it inside the most heavily fortified building on Earth…but Chainsaw are going to make sure he never makes it out.

Homecomings are hard, but Bloodshot’s has just turned downright deadly. Reload on the series that Complex calls “cutting-edge and action-packed” as Swierczynski and Garcia unleash a blistering tour de force of bullets and bravado in Bloodshot #6 – on sale December 12th!

BLOODSHOT #6 – ON SALE DECEMBER 12th!
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (OCT121237)
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (OCT121238)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


SHADOWMAN #2 Hits the Big Easy Hard

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Shadowman #2 by rising star Justin Jordan (The Legend of Luther Strode) and comics superstar Patrick Zircher (Hulk, Captain America)! The return of Shadowman to the Valiant Universe continues on December 5th in the staggering second chapter of the new series that Fangoria calls “an eerie, demonic, face-smashing good time!”

Jack Boniface’s first night on the job may just be his last. As Shadowman, he has just inherited an untold amount of power – which would be great if he had any idea what he was doing. But he doesn’t and he’s out of time. Master Darque has dispatched the terrifying Mr. Twist to destroy Jack and the demonic creature is tearing through New Orleans in search of his prey. But if the Abettors – the mysterious organization that’s spent hundreds of years protecting the city – can reach Jack first, he just might have an outside shot at making it through the night.

Find out if the Valiant Universe’s newest midnight marauder will live to see tomorrow on December 5th, only in Shadowman #2!

SHADOWMAN #2 – ON SALE DECEMBER 5th!
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (OCT121233)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (OCT121234)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT and RITTENHOUSE ARCHIVES Join Forces

Valiant Entertainment has teamed up with long-established collectibles company Rittenhouse Archives to create trading card series and collectors’ albums for the Valiant Universe, which includes beloved comic book characters X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Shadowman, Harbinger, Rai, H.A.R.D. Corps, Archer & Armstrong, Ninjak, and Armorines. The cards and albums are planned to launch in the US and Canada, at Comic Con San Diego, in 2013.

“All of us at Rittenhouse are extremely excited to add Valiant Comics to our distinguished list of evergreen properties,” said Rittenhouse President Steve Charendoff. “Valiant has rapidly returned to its rightful place among the top publishers of comics today, and, in a world that increasingly craves quality super-hero stories and characters in all forms of media, its future prospects couldn’t be brighter.”

Rittenhouse Archives, Ltd. is a leading producer of science fiction, fantasy and comic book trading cards. Rittenhouse currently produces trading cards for James Bond, Star Trek, Marvel Comics, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Spartacus, Falling Skies, Warehouse 13 and other top properties.

“We are proud to partner with Rittenhouse Archive as one of the leaders in this category,” said Valiant Entertainment CEO Jason Kothari. “The creative force applied to Valiant’s fan favorite comic books is being combined with Rittenhouse’s complementary talents to develop and implement state of the art cards and collectibles – together, we have already identified concepts not yet seen that will be truly exciting for Valiant fans and help bring in a host of new fans.”

Valiant previously released four hugely successful trading card series in the 1990’s including three with Upper Deck and one with Comic Images. The deal launches a three-year commitment between the companies.

Valiant Entertainment is one of the leading comic character-based entertainment companies in the world that owns and controls a library of 1,500 characters. Since their creation in 1989, Valiant characters have sold 80 million comic books, been the basis of a number of video game franchises and a slate of major motion pictures are in development. In 2012, Valiant relaunched print and digital comic books based on a number of its most popular properties, such as X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong and Shadowman. These new issues garnered rave reviews and are consistently the best-selling independent comic book titles in the industry.


VALIANT Slashes First Four TPB Collections to $9.99!

Valiant is proud to announce that it is cutting the price of the upcoming trade paperback volumes collecting the four series that launched the “Summer of Valiant” – X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Archer & Armstrong – to the special introductory price of $9.99!

Due to popular demand, each of Valiant’s previously solicited trade paperback collections will be joining X-O Manowar Vol. 1: By The Sword TPB by Robert Venditti and Cary Nord – on sale December 5th – at the $9.99 price point. With one collection hitting stores each month through March, this is the perfect entry point into the new Valiant Universe, the critically acclaimed comic book relaunch of 2012!

“Valiant is dedicated to getting its titles into the hands of as many new readers as possible and a $9.99 price point is the perfect way to do that,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Our ‘Summer of Valiant’ launch generated a tremendous amount of critical acclaim, and retailer support for the first X-O Manowar trade paperback has been through the roof. If you’ve been holding out on trying a particular title or the new Valiant Universe as a whole, this is the perfect opportunity to find out what you’ve been missing. You’ll get hooked!”

Four series. Four months. Four all-new entry points into the superhero universe that has everyone talking. Featuring work from some of the industry’s leading talents, find out why Valiant has topped the charts and won over a legion of fans and critics worldwide with the X-O Manowar Vol. 1: By The Sword TPB, Harbinger Vol. 1: Omega Rising TPB, Bloodshot Vol. 1: Setting The World On Fire TPB, and Archer & Armstrong Vol. 1: The Michelangelo Code TPB – on sale in finer comic shops everywhere this winter!

X-O MANOWAR VOL. 1: BY THE SWORD TPB (OCT121241)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
$9.99/Rated T+/112 pgs.
Collecting X-O MANOWAR #1-4
ISBN: 978-0-97964094-0-5
ON SALE DECEMBER 5th!

HARBINGER VOL. 1: OMEGA RISING TPB (NOV121345)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
$9.99/Rated T+/128 pgs.
Collecting HARBINGER #1-5
ISBN: 978-0-979-6409-5-7
ON SALE JANUARY 9th!

BLOODSHOT VOL. 1: SETTING THE WORLD ON FIRE TPB (DEC121274)
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA & ARTURO LOZZI
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
$9.99/Rated T+/112 pgs.
Collecting BLOODSHOT #1-4
ISBN: 978-0-9796409-6-4
ON SALE FEBRUARY 6th!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL. 1: THE MICHELANGELO CODE TPB
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
$9.99/Rated T+/112 pgs.
Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1-4
ISBN: 978-0-9796409-8-8
ON SALE MARCH 6th!


Venditti & Hairsine Enter PLANET DEATH in X-O MANOWAR #9

The most ambitious X-O Manowar event EVER – Planet Death – kicks off this January with a two-part prologue beginning in X-O Manowar #9 by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti and comics superstar Trevor Hairsine! Jump on board one of the most buzzed about books of the year as X-O Manowar ignites an interstellar war and changes the landscape of the Valiant Universe forever!

It has all led to this. Abducted from his time and enslaved by an alien race known as the Vine, Visigoth warrior Aric of Dacia has escaped into the modern day with the universe’s most feared weapon – the all-powerful X-O Manowar armor. Hounded by the Vine at every turn since his return to Earth, X-O Manowar is about to face his most formidable foe yet – an elite unit of X-O Commandos, sent to reclaim their weapon at any cost! But if the Vine can’t defeat the X-O Manowar armor, they’ll find another human to wield it…

Cities will be leveled. Vengeance will be wrought. And a new X-O Manowar will rise – beginning in Prelude to Planet Death – Part 1 (of 2) this January in X-O Manowar #9 and concluding this February in X-O Manowar #10!

Then, X-O Manowar takes the battle away from Earth and directly to the doorstep of the Vine homeworld with Planet Death – Part 1 (of 4) in X-O Manowar #11 – featuring the triumphant return of Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord to Valiant’s signature hero.

The culmination of X-O Manowar’s first year in the Valiant Universe is almost upon us. Don’t miss the crucial first chapter when Valiant begins the campaign to conquer Planet Death this January in X-O Manowar #9 – featuring a Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Cary Nord and a variant cover by Clayton Crain!

Prelude to Planet Death Part 1 (of 2):
X-O MANOWAR #9 – ON SALE JANUARY 23rd!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV121333)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (NOV121334)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (NOV121335)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

Prelude to Planet Death – Part 2 (of 2):
X-O MANOWAR #10 – FEBRUARY 20th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (DEC121266)
Variant Cover by CARY NORD (DEC121267)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


Venditti & Hairsine Enter PLANET DEATH in X-O MANOWAR #9

The most ambitious X-O Manowar event EVER – Planet Death – kicks off this January with a two-part prologue beginning in X-O Manowar #9 by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti and comics superstar Trevor Hairsine! Jump on board one of the most buzzed about books of the year as X-O Manowar ignites an interstellar war and changes the landscape of the Valiant Universe forever!

It has all led to this. Abducted from his time and enslaved by an alien race known as the Vine, Visigoth warrior Aric of Dacia has escaped into the modern day with the universe’s most feared weapon – the all-powerful X-O Manowar armor. Hounded by the Vine at every turn since his return to Earth, X-O Manowar is about to face his most formidable foe yet – an elite unit of X-O Commandos, sent to reclaim their weapon at any cost! But if the Vine can’t defeat the X-O Manowar armor, they’ll find another human to wield it…

Cities will be leveled. Vengeance will be wrought. And a new X-O Manowar will rise – beginning in Prelude to Planet Death – Part 1 (of 2) this January in X-O Manowar #9 and concluding this February in X-O Manowar #10!

Then, X-O Manowar takes the battle away from Earth and directly to the doorstep of the Vine homeworld with Planet Death – Part 1 (of 4) in X-O Manowar #11 – featuring the triumphant return of Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord to Valiant’s signature hero.

The culmination of X-O Manowar’s first year in the Valiant Universe is almost upon us. Don’t miss the crucial first chapter when Valiant begins the campaign to conquer Planet Death this January in X-O Manowar #9 – featuring a Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Cary Nord and a variant cover by Clayton Crain!

Prelude to Planet Death Part 1 (of 2):
X-O MANOWAR #9 – ON SALE JANUARY 23rd!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV121333)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (NOV121334)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (NOV121335)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

Prelude to Planet Death – Part 2 (of 2):
X-O MANOWAR #10 – FEBRUARY 20th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (DEC121266)
Variant Cover by CARY NORD (DEC121267)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


Kitson, Garbett, Clark and Henry Join HARBINGER's "RENEGADES"

 

An all-star cast of comics’ top talents is joining Harbinger for the season’s biggest story arc – “Renegades” in Harbinger #6-10!

Valiant is proud to announce that Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four, Amazing Spider-Man), Lee Garbett (X-O Manowar, Batman & Robin), Matthew Clark (Ghost Rider) and Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong) will be teaming with New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart for Harbinger #6-10 – a BRAND NEW storyline introducing a new team of allies to Peter Stanchek’s crusade against the Harbinger Foundation.

Kicking off in Harbinger #6 – on sale this Wednesday – “Renegades” is the perfect entry point into the acclaimed series that Comic Book Resources calls “one of the best things to happen to superhero comics…” Plus, each issue features a new interlocking cover spotlighting a new team member by red-hot artist Mico Suayan!

Led by omega-powered psionic Toyo Harada, the Harbinger Foundation is a secret organization that has controlled and subverted the course of recent history. With a secret army of psychic soldiers at his command, no one has dared defy Toyo Harada’s plans for the human race – until now. Harada’s most powerful student, Peter Stanchek, has discovered the true nature of the Harbinger Foundation and he will stop at nothing to prevent Harada’s vision from coming to pass. With a classified list of Harada’s next recruits in hand, it’s down to Peter to draft the next generation of empowered youth and form the frontline in humanity’s resistance to the Harbinger Foundation.

Peter. Kris. Zephyr. Flamingo. Torque. Their fight for the future comes out the shadows and into the Valiant Universe when “Renegades” begins on November 21st, only in Harbinger #6!

“Renegades” Part I – Kris:
HARBINGER #6 – ON SALE NOVEMBER 21st!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (SEP121225)
Variant Cover by MATTHEW CLARK (SEP121226)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“Renegades” Part II – Flamingo:
HARBINGER #7 – ON SALE DECEMBER 19th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (OCT121235)
Flamingo Variant by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (OCT121236)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“Renegades” Part III – Torque:
HARBINGER #8 – ON SALE JANUARY 23rd!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (NOV121342)
Torque Variant by KHARI EVANS (NOV121343)
Linewide Variant by JEFF LEMIRE (NOV121344)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“RENEGADES” Part IV – Zephyr:
HARBINGER #9 – ON SALE FEBRUARY 20th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by MATTHEW CLARK
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (DEC121263)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (DEC121264)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“RENEGADES” Part V – Peter:
HARBINGER #10 – ON SALE MARCH 20th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


Kitson, Garbett, Clark and Henry Join HARBINGER’s “RENEGADES”

 

An all-star cast of comics’ top talents is joining Harbinger for the season’s biggest story arc – “Renegades” in Harbinger #6-10!

Valiant is proud to announce that Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four, Amazing Spider-Man), Lee Garbett (X-O Manowar, Batman & Robin), Matthew Clark (Ghost Rider) and Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong) will be teaming with New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart for Harbinger #6-10 – a BRAND NEW storyline introducing a new team of allies to Peter Stanchek’s crusade against the Harbinger Foundation.

Kicking off in Harbinger #6 – on sale this Wednesday – “Renegades” is the perfect entry point into the acclaimed series that Comic Book Resources calls “one of the best things to happen to superhero comics…” Plus, each issue features a new interlocking cover spotlighting a new team member by red-hot artist Mico Suayan!

Led by omega-powered psionic Toyo Harada, the Harbinger Foundation is a secret organization that has controlled and subverted the course of recent history. With a secret army of psychic soldiers at his command, no one has dared defy Toyo Harada’s plans for the human race – until now. Harada’s most powerful student, Peter Stanchek, has discovered the true nature of the Harbinger Foundation and he will stop at nothing to prevent Harada’s vision from coming to pass. With a classified list of Harada’s next recruits in hand, it’s down to Peter to draft the next generation of empowered youth and form the frontline in humanity’s resistance to the Harbinger Foundation.

Peter. Kris. Zephyr. Flamingo. Torque. Their fight for the future comes out the shadows and into the Valiant Universe when “Renegades” begins on November 21st, only in Harbinger #6!

“Renegades” Part I – Kris:
HARBINGER #6 – ON SALE NOVEMBER 21st!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (SEP121225)
Variant Cover by MATTHEW CLARK (SEP121226)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“Renegades” Part II – Flamingo:
HARBINGER #7 – ON SALE DECEMBER 19th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (OCT121235)
Flamingo Variant by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (OCT121236)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“Renegades” Part III – Torque:
HARBINGER #8 – ON SALE JANUARY 23rd!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (NOV121342)
Torque Variant by KHARI EVANS (NOV121343)
Linewide Variant by JEFF LEMIRE (NOV121344)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“RENEGADES” Part IV – Zephyr:
HARBINGER #9 – ON SALE FEBRUARY 20th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by MATTHEW CLARK
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (DEC121263)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (DEC121264)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“RENEGADES” Part V – Peter:
HARBINGER #10 – ON SALE MARCH 20th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


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