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Valiant Previews: On Sale Next Week – UNITY #4 | QUANTUM AND WOODY #8 | BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #19

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (DEC131323)
Variant Cover by RILEY ROSSMO (DEC131324)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HERNY (DEC131325)

UNITY divided!

Here comes heavyweight showdown you’ve been waiting for! As Harada’s secret machinations come to light, the newly minted UNITY team will be faced with a choice that will change this team forever – and the Valiant Universe along with it. Get ready for a world-shaking battle royale as the final installment of UNITY’s first adventure pits X-O Manowar and Toyo Harada against the most dangerous battalion ever united – and each other.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE FEBRUARY 19th!

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Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by MING DOYLE
Cover by TOM FOWLER (DEC131336)
Variant Cover by MING DOYLE (DEC131337)

CHARGE!

Quantum and Woody vs. Magnum Security…for all the marbles! Who would have suspected that Quantum’s employer Mr. Magnum and his private security firm were up to no good? So now the would-be victims of Magnum’s violence and greed rally around our unlikely heroes to protect their heavily fortified, heavily armed mountain town. These colors don’t run!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE FEBRUARY 19th!

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Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by BART SEARS
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (DEC131321)
Variant Cover by BART SEARS (DEC131322)

“GET SOME” – Part Two! Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps fight for more than they bargained for!

When a routine rescue mission goes horribly wrong, Director Kozol is taken captive by a group of grizzled psiot mercenaries with a vital key to Bloodshot’s past. The team fight to save Kozol’s life…and they don’t even like him! Duck and cover – because you’ve just dropped into in the middle of the Arabian Desert for a super-powered gunfight at an exploding oil pipeline!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE FEBRUARY 19th!

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TOM RANEY Storms into BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #20 – Part Two of MISSION IMPROBABLE!

BSCORPS_020_COVER_LAROSAValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #20 – the second pulse-pounding chapter of MISSION: IMPROBABLE, the unprecedented four-part smash-up colliding Valiant’s fiercest kill crew against Archer & Armstrong for the very first time!

Spinning out of the pages of Archer & Armstrong #18, the adventure of the year continues here on March 12th as veteran artist Tom Raney (Ultimate X-Men, Stormwatch) joins acclaimed writers Christos Gage (Superior Spider-Man) and Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) to bring the full force of Project’s Rising Sprit’s all-or-nothing paramilitary strike force down on the teenage leader of a fundamentalist terror sect and his “immortal” bodyguard – two homegrown terrorists that just happen to be named…Archer & Armstrong?!

It’s an improbable mission with impossible odds! MISSION: IMPROBABLE continues right here on March 12th in Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #20 – and pre-order with local retailer today to reserve your interlocking Pullbox Exclusive Variants by red-hot artist Jorge Molina (X-Men) for each issue of this milestone four-part crossover!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #18 (MISSION: IMPROBABLE – PART 1)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN141366)
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by JORGE MOLINA (JAN141367)
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (JAN141368)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 3/5/14 (FOC – 2/10/14)

BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #20 (MISSION: IMPROBABLE – PART 2)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by TOM RANEY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN141369)
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by JORGE MOLINA (JAN141370)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN141371)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 3/12/14 (FOC – 2/17/14)

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #19 (MISSION: IMPROBABLE – PART 3)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB141473)
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by JORGE MOLINA (FEB141474)
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (FEB141475)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 4/2/14 (FOC – 3/10/14)

BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #21 (MISSION: IMPROBABLE – FINALE)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by TOM RANEY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB141476)
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by JORGE MOLINA (FEB141477)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (FEB141478)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 4/9/14 (FOC – 3/17/14)

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VALIANT FIRST Initiative Launches Valiant’s Next Phase with RAI #1 – Coming in May From MATT KINDT & CLAYTON CRAIN!

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In 2014, when you reach for your weekly comics stack, you’ll be reading VALIANT FIRST!

Enter VALIANT FIRST, a brand new publishing initiative primed to unleash a major #1 new series debut monthly throughout 2014, beginning this May with RAI #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) with fully painted interiors by superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force)!

An astonishing new vision of the future! The year’s biggest, most ambitious crossover event! The worst team-up in history! And an epic tale of love and high adventure! Valiant’s next phase begins this May with VALIANT FIRST!

“The defining goal of VALIANT FIRST is to give readers clear and accessible jumping-on points into Valiant’s award-winning publishing line,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “Over the past two years, Valiant’s approach to the craft and business of comics has been widely imitated throughout the industry. We’re incredibly flattered by that fact, but we also see it as a challenge. Our response is to raise the bar even higher. We’ve been building momentum with a slew of awards and the best reviewed line of books on the market – but 2014 is where you’ll see us double our game without doubling the size of our publishing line.”

“The VALIANT FIRST line-up was very specifically chosen, and will continue our ‘slow and steady’ approach to growth. You won’t see Valiant putting out more than nine core titles a month in 2014. We’re focused on quality over quantity, and we’ll be working hard to make sure that every VALIANT FIRST book is as good as anything else in the industry. You only have to look at the first wave of VALIANT FIRST titles to see that commitment – books like RAI #1 and ARMOR HUNTERS #1 are going to state our ambition with a vengeance,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce.

Each month, VALIANT FIRST will debut an all-new series by some of the premier storytellers in comics today with new #1 issues featuring Valiant’s biggest, brashest and boldest characters.

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RAI #1 (May)
Written by Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT); Art by Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage)

A VALIANT FIRST ongoing series! Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain are about to prove that there is nothing else in comics like RAI!

In the far future of 4001 A.D., Japan is a single endless city-state, governed by a benevolent artificial intelligence and policed by an army of just one – the mysterious Rai, spirit guardian of the rising sun. But, soon, a single bullet will shatter the peace it has taken 2,000 years to secure…

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ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (June)
Written by Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern); Art by Doug Braithwaite (Unity, Justice)

A Valiant Universe crossover event! This summer, Earth will be the greatest hunt of all when VALIANT FIRST unleashes the first issue of 2014′s must-read mini-series event!

A relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the X-O Manowar armor and all like it – have found finally their last target. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

In the tradition of the universe-changing HARBINGER WARS, Valiant’s biggest heroes launch into the summer’s blockbuster 18-issue crossover event right here in ARMOR HUNTERS #1 – and then take the fight to the world’s first full-scale cosmic threat with new arcs of UNITY and X-O MANOWAR beginning in June, and ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER beginning in July!

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ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (July)
Written by Joe Harris (The X-Files: Season 10); Art by Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis)

The most dangerous weapon in the Valiant Universe has come in from the cold. With Earth under siege by the Armor Hunters, Bloodshot is the only thing standing between the destruction of the extraterrestrial intelligence agency known as MERO and the liberation of one of the Armor Hunters’ own.

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ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (July)
Written by Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars); Art by Robert Gill (Batgirl)

Because you demanded it! Out of the ashes of Harbinger Wars, the volatile psiot strike force known as Generation Zero step into their very first adventure – and right into the crosshairs of the Armor Hunters!

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THE DELINQUENTS #1 (August)
Written by Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies) & James Asmus (Thief of Thieves); Art by Kano (Gotham Central)

It’s the world’s worst team-up when Archer & Armstrong meet Quantum and Woody! We apologize in advance for what can only be described as a swashbuckling, conspiracy-smashing, partner-trading, goat-fueled race across the USA!

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (September)
Written by Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages); Art by Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil)

World-renowned parapsychologist Dr. Mirage and her husband Hwen were madly, deeply, stuff-of-legends in love – until the day a tragic accident stole Hwen away. Now, Dr, Mirage will have to use every ounce of her training and talents in the mystic arts to do the one thing Hwen taught her never to do – journey across the realms of Deadside and bring her love back to the land of the living.

“VALIANT FIRST came out of something fascinating that we’ve heard over and over again from our fans and retail partners. Not only did they tell us that they were now buying Valiant books as ferociously as the mainstays of the industry, but that the books they were most excited for, the books they reached for first were Valiant,” said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.

“With VALIANT FIRST, we’re committing to telling even better stories in 2014 and helping even more fans get Valiant titles into their comic stack. With an exciting line-up of new series and creative talent backing us up, VALIANT FIRST is all about making sure that when fans consider the best comics on the market today, they think of VALIANT FIRST.”

In the coming weeks, Valiant will also be announcing a number of sales incentives and promotional offerings – the largest in Valiant’s history – for comic shops worldwide to coincide with the launch of each VALIANT FIRST title.

“Over the next year, we’ll be working one-on-one with retailers to put our books in customer hands, and to generate new fans with each release. Already, we’re planning to introduce an expansive array of sales incentives, returnability offerings, and promotional materials. Look for details to follow as VALIANT FIRST hits the ground running,” said Hunter Gorinson, Valiant’s Director of Marketing, Communications & Digital Media.

For sneak peeks inside each monumental VALIANT FIRST release, follow VALIANT FIRST on Tumblr at ValiantFirst.tumblr.com for exclusive looks at costume designs, in-process artwork, and more top secret snippets from Valiant HQ!

In 2014, when you’re looking for the most exciting books on the stands, look for VALIANT FIRST!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

RAI #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
COMING IN MAY!

ARMOR HUNTERS #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by JORGE MOLINA
COMING IN JUNE!

ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by PHILIP TAN
COMING IN JULY!

ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
COMING IN JULY!

THE DELINQUENTS #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE & JAMES ASMUS
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
COMING IN AUGUST!

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
COMING IN SEPTEMBER!


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For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


Valiant Previews: HARBINGER #21 | ETERNAL WARRIOR #6

HAR_021_COVER_HENRYHARBINGER #21 (“RESISTANCE” – PART 2)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (DEC131329)
Interlocking Variant by ZACHARY MONTOYA (DEC131330)

“Resistance” ratchets up the stakes! Peter and the Renegades wanted information to be free, but now they’re about to pay a very steep price.

Once again, the Renegades are on the run with the combined forces of the Harbinger Foundation and Project Rising Spirit closing in on all sides. This time, however, the team’s newest member, Ax, has left a trail of leaked classified information that could could win the day – but also put the few loved ones they have into dire peril. And now the moment has come when they must choose between their fate and their families…

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE FEBRUARY 12th!

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Written by GREG PAK
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC131332)
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (DEC131333)

Long live the Eternal Emperor!

The first glimpse into the Valiant Universe in the year 4001 continues here! The Eternal Emperor rules over a blighted landscape, the last hope of a desperate band of survivors. When an enigmatic force appears and threatens to destroy the last remnants of his people, he faces a horrific choice: travel an irradiated landscape in search to kidnap an innocent, or see his people destroyed. Welcome to the Valiant Universe of 4001.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE FEBRUARY 12th!

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First Look: MISSION IMPROBABLE Sends BLOODSHOT into ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #18!

AA_018_COVER_LAROSAValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Archer & Armstrong #18 – the FIRST ISSUE of MISSION: IMPROBABLE, a four-part smash-up colliding Valiant’s conspiracy-smashing thrill-seekers against the twin threats of Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps! From New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies) and red-hot artist Pere Perez (Harbinger Wars), start reading here on March 5th when two teams of daredevil powerhouses begin an improbable mission with impossible odds!

Archer & Armstrong have been targeted for elimination by Project Rising Spirit’s most elite kill crew. (G-G-GULP!) Their mission? Assassinate the the newly appointed leader of a homegrown fundamentalist terror sect named…Obadiah Archer?! And if they could take out his mentally ill, alcoholic bodyguard who just happens to think he’s a 10,000-year-old immortal, that’d be swell too! Hot on the heels of today’s Archer & Armstrong: Archer #0, the showdown of the year begins right here on March 5th!

Then, the next bullet-dodging chapter of MISSION: IMPROBABLE arrives one week later on March 12th with Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #20 from acclaimed writers Christos Gage (Superior Spider-Man) & Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) and legendary artist Tom Raney (Ultimate X-Men)!

With each issue featuring a new interlocking Pullbox Exclusive Variant for comic shop subscribers by artist Jorge Molina (X-Men), don’t miss a perfect a jumping-on point for two of the most over-the-top action books on the stands when MISSION: IMPROBABLE kicks down the doors of Archer & Armstrong #18 and Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #20 – in comic shops everywhere this March!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #18 (MISSION: IMPROBABLE – PART 1)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN141366)
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by JORGE MOLINA (JAN141367)
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (JAN141368)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 3/5/14 (FOC – 2/10/14)

BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #20 (MISSION: IMPROBABLE – PART 2)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by TOM RANEY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN141369)
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by JORGE MOLINA (JAN141370)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN141371)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 3/12/14 (FOC – 2/17/14)

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #19 (MISSION: IMPROBABLE – PART 3)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB141473)
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by JORGE MOLINA (FEB141474)
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (FEB141475)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 4/2/14 (FOC – 3/10/14)

BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #21 (MISSION: IMPROBABLE – FINALE)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by TOM RANEY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB141476)
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by JORGE MOLINA (FEB141477)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (FEB141478)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 4/9/14 (FOC – 3/17/14)

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VALIANT Plans Star-Studded Anniversary Celebration for X-O MANOWAR #25 – with ROBERT VENDITTI, BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, JUSTIN JORDAN, PETER MILLIGAN and More!

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Valiant is proud to announce that it is pulling out all the stops for X-O Manowar #25 – the publisher’s first 48-page anniversary spectacular from ongoing series creators Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard, and an all-star cast of special guests including Bryan Hitch, J.G. Jones, Justin Jordan, Peter Milligan, Rafer Roberts, and more!Before X-O Manowar steps front and center for the Armor Hunters crossover event beginning in June, he’ll be celebrating 25 chart-topping, critically acclaimed issues with a special oversized anniversary issue, bursting with all-new content from the top creators in comics today, including:

  • ARMOR HUNTERS: PART ZERO by ROBERT VENDITTI (Green Lantern, The Flash) & DIEGO BERNARD (Eternal Warrior)
  • THE ORIGIN OF X-O MANOWAR retold by ROBERT VENDITTI (Green Lantern, The Flash) & J.G. JONES (Before Watchmen: Comedian, Final Crisis)
  • Plus: all-new tales of X-O Manowar by PETER MILLIGAN (X-Force), BRYAN HITCH (The Ultimates), JUSTIN JORDAN (Dead Body Road), RAFER ROBERTS (Carpool Buddies of Doom), and more special surprise guests!

Whether you’ve been reading X-O Manowar since issue #1 or you have yet to pick up your first issue, X-O Manowar #25 is a can’t-miss comic book event celebrating the character’s past and future with a spectacular array of brand new stories! Featuring stunning shelf covers by JELENA-KEVIC DJURDJEVIC (Thor) and BRYAN HITCH (Age of Ultron), X-O Manowar #25 will also feature an Armors Variant spotlighting the different incarnations of the X-O Manowar armor throughout the ages by artist ARTURO LOZZI (Bloodshot); as well as Valiant’s very first throwback cover by Valiant icon SEAN CHEN (Iron Man); and an iconic, fully painted variant cover by superstar artist TERRY DODSON (X-Men) – his first piece for Valiant!

XO_025_HITCH“X-O Manowar #1 was the first issue of a monthly comic book series that I’d ever written, so I didn’t know what to expect. I hoped I’d at least make it a year, and I really hoped I’d make it two. So to be at #25 now, and to be planning far beyond, I feel very fortunate,” said series writer Robert Venditti.

“When X-O Manowar #1 by Robert Venditti and Cary Nord hit shelves in 2012, it didn’t just mark the return of one of the greatest characters in comics – it also marked the return of Valiant,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “Now, with our biggest story yet – Armor Hunters – just over the horizon, X-O Manowar #25 is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the incredible work that Robert, Cary, Lee Garbett, Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Gaudiano, Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic and Diego Bernard have accomplished.”

“We’re overjoyed to be celebrating our first major anniversary with X-O Manowar #25, and we’re packing this issue to capacity to make sure it’s the must-read milestone that this series deserves. With the Armor Hunters crossover event about to come crashing down on Aric of Dacia’s world, summer 2014 is going to be the summer of X-O Manowar – and issue #25 is the perfect place to jump on board,” said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.

Since debuting in the pages of X-O Manowar #1 in 1992, X-O Manowar has sold more than 8 million copies and featured work by a distinguished roster of comics luminaries including current Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter, and comics legends Barry Windsor-Smith and Bob Layton.

Two decades later, as the first title of Valiant’s 2012 relaunch, the all-new X-O Manowar #1 by Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord became one of the year’s highest selling debut issues, warranting four sold-out printings. In the two years since, the series has continued to accrue critical and commercial accolades, including “Best Revival of 2012″ by The Onion/A.V. Club, “Best Ongoing Series” by Ain’t It Cool News, and a 2012 Diamond Gem Award nomination for Best Comic Book of the Year.

This May, find out why Valiant’s X-O Manowar is a legend in the making, only in X-O Manowar #25 – a milestone 48-page celebration from a colossal cast of all-star talents!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

X-O MANOWAR #25 (OVERSIZED ANNIVERSARY ISSUE)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with PETER MILLIGAN, JUSTIN JORDAN, and MORE!
Art by DIEGO BERNARD with J.G. JONES, BRYAN HITCH, RAFER ROBERTS and MORE!
Covers by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC and BRYAN HITCH
Armors Variant by ARTURO LOZZI
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN
Variant Cover by TERRY DODSON
$4.99/T+/48 pgs.
COMING IN MAY!

ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (OF 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
COMING IN JUNE!


First Look: X-O MANOWAR #23 Launches PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS!

XO_023_COVER_CAFUValiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #23 – the FIRST ISSUE of PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS, an essential prologue to Valiant’s blockbuster summer 2014 crossover event! From New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Valiant’s next superstar artist Diego Bernard, the march toward X-O Manowar’s first epic confrontation with the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers, the Armor Hunters, starts here on March 19th!

For eons, one threat above all others has brought pain and strife down upon civilizations across the universe – the X-O Manowar armor. And now the Manowar has come to Earth. What will follow in its wake? Only the creature called Malgam knows the truth…and, in the wake of Unity, Aric of Dacia is about to be forced into a brutal confrontation with the deadly legacy behind the universe’s most powerful weapon.

On March 19th, Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard unleash the opening salvo of the cataclysm that is to come in X-O Manowar #23, the FIRST ISSUE of PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS, and a key stepping stone toward Valiant’s first milestone spectacular – X-O Manowar #25!

Then, the Valiant event of 2014 begins in full force this June in Armor Hunters #1 (of 4) by writer Robert Venditti and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite! The crossover epic of the year then continues with two brand new story arcs beginning in Unity #8 and X-O Manowar #26 – and look for even more Valiant heroes to join the fight against Valiant’s first full-scale alien incursion as the summer continues!

This summer, Earth will be the greatest hunt of all. Armor Hunters is coming!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

X-O MANOWAR #23 (PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by CAFU
Variant Cover by TOM RANEY
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 3/19/14 (FOC – 2/24/14)

X-O MANOWAR #24 (PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS – PART 2)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 4/16/14 (FOC – 3/24/14)

X-O MANOWAR #25
Written by CLASSIFIED
Art by CLASSIFIED
Cover by CLASSIFIED
COMING IN MAY!

ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
COMING IN JUNE!

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Die, SHADOWMAN #15, Die!

SM_015_COVER_DELATORREValiant is proud to to present an advance preview of Shadowman #15 – the next nerve-shattering chapter of “Fear, Blood, and Shadows” by legendary writer Peter Milligan and acclaimed artists Roberto de la Torre and Al Barrionuevo!

Shadowman must die! Jack Boniface is out of control, and a monstrous supernatural force called Tremble now threatens to destroy Shadowman…if the ghosts that haunt Jack don’t tear him apart first! But before he cracks, the Abettors — sworn to aid the Shadowman and shield him from the forces of darkness — must take drastic measures to protect the world from Jack’s terrible power. Can Jack defeat the evil that’s coming to kill him…and save himself from the allies trying to drive a knife into his back?

Peter Milligan’s chilling reinvention of Valiant’s dark and dirty underbelly continues right here on February 5th, only in Shadowman #15! Before the End Times come for Jack Boniface this April, find out why fans and critics agree – Milligan and de la Torre are bringing a terrifying new depth to the dark world of Shadowman:

“9.0… Sick, twisted and absolutely engaging. Time to turn back to the darkside, people.” – IGN

“Milligan and Roberto De La Torre have injected ‘Shadowman’ with a new found energy… Anyone that is sleeping on this book desperately needs a wakeup call.” – Bloody Disgusting

“It’s a very different direction, and it’s some superb work from this creative team. Highly recommended…” – Uproxx

“This book is as beautiful…as it is viscerally, knot-tingly, horrifically powerful.” – Comics Bulletin

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SHADOWMAN #15
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE & AL BARRIONUEVO
Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Variant Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 2/5/14

SHADOWMAN #16
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art & Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 3/19/14 (FOC – 2/24/14)

SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #1 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by JEFF DEKAL
Variant Cover by DAVID MACK
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 4/30/14 (FOC – 4/7/14)

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