In the midst of UNITY…jump into the ongoing adventures of Valiant’s next breakout heroes with an all-new wave of Valiant zero issues in February and March!
Discover the origins and secret early exploits of the fan favorite heroes of the Valiant Universe right here with four essential jumping-on points, designed to bring new readers up to speed and lay the foundation for the next year of Valiant’s monthly series!
Valiant’s all-new #0 initiative kicks off in February with ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: ARCHER #0 – revealing, at last, the untold story of young Obadiah Archer, where he came from, and just how can he do the incredible things that he does! (Which is everything, remember?) From the minds of writer Fred Van Lente and artist Pere Perez, start reading here to peer inside the war journal of a teenage assassin!
“[The] Archer #0 story is fairly dark and grim, because it involves Archer’s mind-numbingly horrible childhood,” writer Fred Van Lente told Newsarama today in an exclusive interview. “It’s a breather in the sense of less things explode and there are less crowd scenes than “Sect Civil War,” but I think on an emotional level and a character level we maintain the same steamroller pace.”
Also in February, the all-star creative team of Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart, and ChrisCross unleash BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS: H.A.R.D. CORPS #0! Hey, remember the 90s? The most elite assets of Project Rising Spirit are teaming up for an early mission together — but, in the decade of dial-up, the technology is far from perfect and bugs are bound to pop up in the wetware…with disastrous results…
Then, coming in March, artist Tom Fowler returns to pull double duty with the world’s worst superhero team for QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE GOAT #0 – co-written by ongoing series writer James Asmus! Are heroes born or are they bred? Who – or what – spawned the powerhouse of animal husbandry known simply as Vincent Van Goat?
Also in March, original series creators Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans journey into the darkest corners of the Harbinger Foundation for HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0. The Bleeding Monk, formerly Toyo Harada’s right hand, has been missing for over a year. Now, uncover the true whereabouts of Harada’s cryptic advisor – and the first of many secret revelations to come…
In 2014, discover the Valiant Universe with four all-new introductions to the boldest characters in comics in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: ARCHER #0, BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS: H.A.R.D. CORPS #0, QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE GOAT #0 and HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0!
For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: ARCHER #0
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by JOE EISMA
Variant Cover by ANDY KUHN
ON SALE IN FEBRUARY!
BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS: H.A.R.D. CORPS #0
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CHRISCROSS
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
ON SALE IN FEBRUARY!
QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE GOAT #0
Written by JAMES ASMUS & TOM FOWLER
Art & Cover by TOM FOWLER
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MATTHEW WAITE
Variant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
ON SALE IN MARCH!
HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
ON SALE IN MARCH!
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Archer & Armstrong #15 – the next time-walking, history-smashing chapter of “Sect Civil War” by New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans!
WARNING: This is no longer a (FINGER QUOTES) “fun” comic. Now that the Sect Civil War has begun, it is now a (FINGER QUOTES) “grim” and (FINGER QUOTES) “gritty” work of (REAL QUOTES) “sequential literature” with blood and headshots and naughty words (like “H-E-DOUBLE-HOCKEY-STICKS”) and if you squint real hard at the backgrounds, maybe boobies.
In this particular issue, the man now calling himself Dark Archer (NOTE TONAL SHIFT) must find his former partner Armstrong so they can reunite to stop the aforementioned Sect Civil War. Only, that is, if Armstrong and his brother, Ivar the Timewalker, can finish their 3,000 year binge in the time stream and sober up in time to change the Valiant Universe forever!
The all-out confrontation between the world’s most dreaded secret societies goes on a bender to mummy times and back in Archer & Armstrong #15 on November 13th – in stores the same day as UNITY #1!
For more information on Archer & Armstrong and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #15 (SECT CIVIL WAR)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KHARI EVANS with CHRISCROSS
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP131363)
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (SEP131364)
ON SALE 11/13/13
This weekend, Valiant is making its debut appearance at NC Comicon– and we’re bringing along a boatload of surprises to celebrate!
On Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 10th, join Valiant at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, NC for a weekend jam-packed with panels, signings and convention-only exclusives – including the UNITY #1 NC Comicon Variant by legendary artists Bernard Chang and Tommy Lee Edwards!
And that’s only the beginning!
Visit Valiant all weekend long to shop a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks, t-shirts and merchandise, including convention-exclusive, signed editions of the X-O Manowar and Harbinger Deluxe Edition oversized hardcover collections. And look for signings and appearances throughout the show by a who’s who of Valiant’s acclaimed creators, including James Asmus (Quantum and Woody), Christos Gage (Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps), Cary Nord (X-O Manowar), and Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong)!
Plus, don’t miss your chance to take a look inside 2013′s most anticipated new series debut with the UNITY #1 Preview Edition – a FREE NC Comicon giveaway featuring sneak peeks of UNITY #1 and X-O Manowar #19!
Then, find what’s next for the most talked-about superhero publisher in comics today at the Meet Valiant Comics panel presentation on Saturday, November 9th at 12:15 pm, moderated by Valiant Sales Manager Atom! Freeman. Valiant’s creators will also be taking center stage later that same day at 4:30 pm for the Valiant Creative Round-Up, spotlighting each of the top talents behind Valiant’s critically acclaimed titles.
Don’t miss a moment when Valiant heads to NC Comicon this weekend! We’ll see you in Durham!
For more information, visit NCComicon.com and ValiantUniverse.com.
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #18 from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and all-star artists Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man) and Riley Rossmo (Bedlam, Cowboy Ninja Viking)! The Renegades are about to find out that imagination can be a killer as “Perfect Day” barrels toward a psyche-shattering conclusion!
Nothing is what it seems when hyper-psychics go to war. Held hostage by the Harbinger Foundation and scattered across their own mental landscapes, each one of the remaining Renegades must quest to unite with the others or be lost forever inside themselves. It will take courage, strength, imagination and an unwavering belief in one another if they’re going to discover the dark truth behind their Perfect Day.
Dream big or suffer the consequences when Harbinger #18 arrives on November 13th – in stores the same day as UNITY #1!
For more information on Harbinger and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by BARRY KITSON with RILEY ROSSMO
Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (SEP131371)
Variant Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON (SEP131372)
ON SALE 11/13/13
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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Shadowman #12 – featuring three complete tales of New Orleans’ nocturnal guardian by some of the brightest talents in comics today!
Follow Ales Kot (Zero, Secret Avengers) & CAFU (Action Comics) into the realm of arcane horrors for “Deadside Blues”; Christopher Sebela (Fantastic Four, Captain Marvel) & Matthew Southworth (Stumptown) present the “Lucky Charm” of the Big Easy’s underworld; and Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre) & Diego Bernard (Eternal Warrior) go “Blackout” for an uneasy day-in-the-life of Jack Boniface, the mysterious Shadowman! Plus – a special short story starring Jaunty the Deadside monkey by acclaimed webcomic creator Neil Dvorak (Easy Pieces)!
Be here on November 6th as a who’s who of rising stars come together to push the outer bounds of Shadowman’s world ever further, right here in Shadowman #12!
And be back in 30 for Shadowman #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new arc and all-new vision from the new ongoing creative team of comics icon Peter Milligan and fan favorite artist Roberto De La Torre!
For more information on Shadowman and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.
Written by ALES KOT, CHRISTOPHER SEBELA, DUFFY BOUDREAU, and NEIL DVORAK
Art by CAFU, MATTHEW SOUTHWORTH, DIEGO BERNARD, and NEIL DVORAK
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (SEP131369)
Variant Cover by KEKAI KOTAKI (SEP131370)
ON SALE 11/6/13
SHADOWMAN #13 (NEW ARC – “FEAR, BLOOD, AND SHADOWS”)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art & Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (OCT131338)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA (OCT131339)
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH (OCT131340)
Variant Cover by SHANE DAVIS (OCT131341)
ON SALE 12/4/13 (FOC – 11/11/13)
This weekend, Valiant is taking Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo by storm!
From Friday, November 1st to Sunday, November 3rd, come join Valiant at booth #841 inside the Los Angeles Convention Center for L.A.’s biggest pop culture convention – and a weekend jam-packed with surprises!
Stop by all weekend long to shop a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks and merchandise, including a convention-exclusive, signed edition of the X-O Manowar Deluxe Edition Book One oversized hardcover collection – inscribed by all-star creators Robert Venditti and Cary Nord! And don’t miss your chance to take a look inside 2013′s most anticipated new series debut with the UNITY #1 Preview Edition – featuring sneak peeks of UNITY #1 and X-O Manowar #19!
Plus, join on us on Friday, November 1st at 6:30 pm in room 301B for Valiant Entertainment: Past, Present, Future – an exclusive panel presentation about the most acclaimed superhero publisher in comics today, featuring Valiant’s Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani and Sales Manager Atom! Freeman!
You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve read the reviews. Now, with UNITY just weeks away, find everything you need to know about the future of the Valiant Universe this weekend, only at Comikaze!
For more information, visit ComikazeExpo.com and ValiantUniverse.com.
With more than two weeks to go until the first issue hits stores on November 13th, UNITY #1 is already making waves as one of the best-selling comic book launches of 2013!
As revealed today at Comic Book Resources, Valiant has announced that UNITY #1 – the oversized, 40-page first issue of Valiant’s next landmark monthly series by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite – will debut with initial orders of more than 68,500 copies, cementing its status as one of 2013′s highest selling new series debuts.
Valiant is also proud to announce that the subsequent two issues of UNITY’s first story arc – December’s UNITY #2 and January’s UNITY #3 – will be 100% returnable for retailers who match or exceed 50% of their orders for UNITY #1. As previously announced, UNITY #1 will be limited to a first printing only and will not go back to press following the issue’s November 13th release.
“Based on pre-orders alone, UNITY #1 has already outranked a slew of other recent success stories including East of West #1 Hawkeye #1, Lazarus #1, Manhattan Projects #1, Pretty Deadly #1, Saga #1, Satellite Sam #1, Sex Criminals #1, Ten Grand #1, Trillium #1, Velvet #1, The Wake #1, and the list goes on,” said Valiant Sales Manager Atom! Freeman. “That’s incredible company to keep, and all of us at Valiant would like to thank the fans and our retail partners for their confidence and support. UNITY #1 is a major milestone for us as a publisher and our biggest launch to date. This sales figure only affirms that big things are on the horizon for this series, and that Valiant isn’t slowing down one iota.”
“UNITY #1 could be our most important single issue to date, and we couldn’t be happier with the sales and excitement leading up to its debut. Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite are delivering something truly magical with this series and issue #1 is a pitch perfect first step. It’s innovative, powerful and brilliant – there’s simply nothing like it on the stands today, ” said CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Moreover, we’ve gone all out to ensure the series delivers to both fans and retailers. We’ve added returnability for issues #2 and #3, and have even bigger plans for the second arc of UNITY beginning with issue #5 next March. Keep your eyes peeled – we’ve even included a top secret teaser of things to come at the end of the first issue.”
From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Justice League of America, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice, Journey into Mystery), UNITY #1 is the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new ongoing series launching Valiant’s first ever super-team into battle against X-O Manowar!
To kill a king…he has created an army. The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the threat responsible for the destruction of MI-6, the decimation of an alien world, and the occupation of Eastern Europe… Unseat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon… Kill X-O Manowar!
You’ve heard the buzz… You’ve seen the reviews… On November 13th, discover the most acclaimed universe on the stands today in UNITY #1 – a perfect entry point for new readers and one of the year’s best-selling new series debuts!
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (SEP131344)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by BRYAN HITCH (SEP131346)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by J.G. JONES (SEP131345)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TRAVEL FOREMAN (SEP131349)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (SEP131347)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (SEP131348)
Valiant 8-Bit Evolution Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (SEP131350)
Team USA Luge Variant by DIEGO BERNARD (SEP131352)
Valiant Signature Series Variant by BART SEARS (SEP131353)
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS (SEP131354)
B&W Sketch Variant by NEAL ADAMS (SEP131355)
Blank Variant also available (SEP131351)
ON SALE 11/13/13 (FOC – 10/21/13)
X-O MANOWAR #19 (UNITY TIE-IN)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (SEP131356)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA (SEP131357)
Variant Cover by BART SEARS (SEP131358)
ON SALE 11/20/13 (FOC – 10/28/13)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (OCT131342)
Variant Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (OCT131343)
Variant Cover by CARY NORD (OCT131344)
B&W Sketch Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (SEP138204)
ON SALE 11/20/13 (FOC – 10/28/13)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (NOV131283)
Variant Cover by J.G. JONES (NOV131284)
Variant Cover by SHANE DAVIS (NOV131285)
B&W Sketch Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (SEP138205)
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Quantum and Woody #5 – the FIRST ISSUE of “In Security,” an all-new story arc from award-winning writer James Asmus (Thief of Thieves, Gambit) and fan favorite artist Ming Doyle (Mara)! Start reading here on with an all-new arc, an all-new jumping-on point, and all-new…problems?
Imbued with unpredictable new superpowers in the wake of an energy experiment gone wrong, Eric and Woody Henderson have just had their lives turned upside down – and they need to “klang” together every 24 hours or else their atoms will disperse. So what do you do when the most annoying person in your life is also the only thing keeping you alive? You move in with him! And his goat. And his barely legal clone girlfriend. Besides, every team of heroes needs a secret headquarters…and this one has a slightly used hot tub. Plus: Quantum gets a job – and meets his first true blue super-villain!
Before they can rid the night of evil, the world’s worst superhero team takes on a junior two-bedroom, only in Quantum and Woody #5 – in stores November 5th!
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 #5 (NEW ARC – “IN SECURITY”)
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by MING DOYLE
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON (SEP131359)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by LEE GARBETT (SEP131360)
Variant Cover by DAVID LOPEZ (SEP131361)
Variant Cover by MIKE McKONE (SEP131362)
ON SALE 11/5/13