Valiant, CGC and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum Celebrate 1,000,000th Copy of X-O MANOWAR


CGC-Certified 1,000,000th Copy to Enter Museum’s Permanent Collection Following Baltimore Comic-Con 2016

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Today, representatives of Valiant Entertainment, the Certified Guaranty Company (CGC), and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum are joining together at the Cadmus publishing plant in Richmond, VA to celebrate the 1,000,000th copy of X-O MANOWAR sold since the series’ 2012 debut. The 1,000,000th copy will be removed directly from the presses today at Cadmus by Valiant representatives during the printing of the upcoming X-O MANOWAR #49 and subsequently entrusted to CGC’s renowned team of preservation experts for grading and encapsulation. The one-of-a-kind, 1,000,000th copy – totaling all copies of X-O MANOWAR sold across print and digital in the United States and abroad since 2012 – will then be placed on display at Baltimore Comic Con 2016 before entering the permanent collection of the Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, MD alongside the world’s rarest and most valuable comic books.

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Valiant will also be offering fans at Baltimore Comic-Con 2016 the chance to join in the celebration of X-O MANOWAR’s 1,000,000th copy sold with the X-O MANOWAR 1,000,000th COPY COMMEMORATIVE SEAL. Fans who purchase or provide copies of X-O MANOWAR #49 (any cover) at the Valiant booth (#2008) will be afforded the opportunity to have their copy embossed with an official Valiant 1,000,000th copy seal – designed in honor of X-O Manowar’s legendary achievement and forever commemorating a new milestone in Valiant history – free of charge!

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“Valiant is privileged to enjoy a storied history with many millions of comics sold, legions of fans around the globe, and tremendous successes spanning nearly three decades. We’re excited and proud to be adding to that legacy with today’s milestone. This achievement, in particular, is noteworthy because it affirms the success that comes with a commitment to storytelling,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.

“Since the first issue hit stands in 2012, we had always envisioned X-O MANOWAR as an epic, long-term, 50-issue story for our signature hero. Today, as we stand on the cusp of that achievement, we are able to reflect on a title that has not only been one of the best-selling and best-reviewed books in comics every month since its launch, but one that is also about to print its 1,000,000th copy. That is simply incredible, and we owe a huge congratulations to Robert Venditti and all the artists and creators who have contributed along the way. Their work on X-O MANOWAR stands as a massive feat of long-form narrative and creative vision that is virtually unrivaled by any other series in recent memory.”

As the launch series of “THE SUMMER OF VALIANT” initiative that defined the Valiant Universe for a new generation, X-O MANOWAR #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan) debuted as the most successful independent series of 2012 and went onto to produce four sold-out printings of its first issue, as well as a myriad of year-end awards, nominations and “best of” citations from the industry’s most prestigious outlets. As the impetus for best-selling storylines like “ENTER: NINJAK” and “PLANET DEATH” and major crossover events UNITY and ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O MANOWAR continued to anchor the backbone of Valiant’s award-winning publishing line over the course of writer Robert Vendittis unprecedented 56-issue run and set the tone and scale for the rest of Valiant’s acclaimed series that would follow in its wake.

Now, Robert Venditti’s epic tenure is set to conclude with the 64-page X-O MANOWAR #50 series finale on September 28th and, with time, the title that forged the Valiant Universe anew has distinguished itself as one of the longest running and most renowned superhero series of the modern era.

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Born into battle, Aric of Dacia – heir to the throne of the Visigoth Empire – never knew peace. Raised under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire in fifth-century Europe, Aric’s entire existence was spent fighting a never-ending insurgency against history’s most brutal empire…until a far more terrifying enemy revealed itself and changed his destiny forever.

Abducted by a brutal race of extraterrestrials known as the Vine, Aric was forced into slavery on an alien world. Torn from his family, his people and his nation, he spent years plotting his escape…until the day came that he was able to seize a weapon of incalculable destruction – a sentient suit of alien armor – and become X-O Manowar!

Returning to Earth only to find that 1,600 years have passed during his journey across the stars, the world’s most primitive man now wields the universe’s most powerful weapon. Working in concert with Earth’s governments and other super-powered heroes like himself, Aric has defended the planet, brokered peace amongst the powerful, and even rebuilt his kingdom from the ashes of history.

But now he faces an unthinkable new foe far more terrible than any that have come before… They are The Torment – and their name means death. Thought to be a legend by the Vine, they have now become Earth’s violent reality. As old as the universe itself, they have traveled for eons to reach us…in search of Aric of Dacia and the unstoppable X-O Manowar armor. Can Aric challenge a seemingly omnipotent threat with motives beyond the comprehension of mortal men? Will the armor truly be our world’s salvation, just as the Vine’s myths foretold? And is this the beginning of the end for X-O Manowar – or the beginning of something even bigger?

Join the history-making celebration live as it happens today on all of Valiant’s official social media accounts (Twitter | Facebook | Instagram) as Valiant’s staff travels from New York, NY to Richmond, VA to pick the 1,000,000th copy right off of the publishing line alongside special guest Robert Venditti and representatives from CGC and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum. Use the hashtag #XOONEMILLION to follow the 1,000,00th copy of Robert Venditti’s X-O MANOWAR sold on its journey from the printing press and into the annals of comic book history!

Finally, X-O Manowar’s march into the history books continues on September 28th in X-O MANOWAR #50 – the final issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING” and a blockbuster tribute to the series that set the Valiant Universe in motion from longtime scribe Robert Venditti and extraordinary artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil)! Plus: Don’t miss special guest appearances by Cary Nord, Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS), Diego Bernard (NINJAK), Rafa Sandoval (Green Lantern), and Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH), Jody Houser (FAITH) & Javier Pulido (Amazing Spider-Man), Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) & Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER), Philip Tan (Suicide Squad), and more along the way!

Also running through each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING,” Valiant is marking the road toward X-O Manowar’s landmark issue #50 finale with the X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY, running through each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING“! For no extra cost, each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING” comes bagged with one of 50 exclusive, 4-by-6 inch “micro-prints” featuring the one and only X-O Manowar as realized by a sensational cast of comics’ biggest talents – or full-blown, beautifully rendered original artwork randomly inserted in each issue!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films.For more information, visit us at ValiantUniverse.com.

About CGC:

Founded in 2000, CGC is the first independent, impartial, third-party comic book grading service. A proven and respected commitment to integrity, accuracy, and consistency has made CGC the leader in its field. In 2016 CGC surpassed the mark of 3.8 million collectibles graded. To learn more about Certified Guaranty Company and its many offerings, including magazines, lobby cards and photos, visit www.certifiedguaranty.com.

About Geppi’s Entertainment Museum:

The home of “Pop Culture with Character,” Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM), located in Baltimore’s historic Camden Yards sports complex immediately next door to Oriole Park and directly across he street from the Baltimore Convention Center, is just a few blocks from the city’s famed, tourist-friendly Inner Harbor. The museum exhibits nearly 6,000 pop culture artifacts including comics, toys, dolls, games and memorabilia of every conceivable category. Journey from the late 1700s to the present day and revisit favorite characters like Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Mickey Mouse, Barbie, G.I. Joe, and many more. Recent major exhibits have included “Steve Epting Originals: Captain America and The Winter Solider,” “75 Spirited Years: Will Eisner and The Spirit,” “The Artistry of Amanda Conner,” and Matt Crandall’s collection of Walt Disney’s Alice In Wonderland, among others. GEM is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM, closed Mondays except for major holidays, and closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The address is 301 W Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 and the phone is (410) 625-7060.

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Valiant’s 2016 Convention Tour Expands with Eight New Dates Across the Country – Beginning at Fan Expo Canada!

CON-TOUR-UPDATE-PROMO-JOHNSONValiant is kicking its coast-to-coast road show into high gear…and getting ready to bring the most critically acclaimed superhero universe in comics today to hundreds of thousands of new fans throughout the US and Canada!

Valiant is proud to announce a new slate of additional dates for the Valiant 2016 Convention Tour – a months-long, nationwide celebration coming soon to a town near you! Continuing at Toronto’s Fan Expo Canada, Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention set-up is getting ready to roll into Baltimore; Portland; New York City; San Antonio; and more:

Thursday, September 1st – Sunday, September 4th
Fan Expo Canada
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, CA

Friday, September 2nd – Sunday, September 4th
Baltimore Comic-Con 2016
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Saturday, September 10th – Sunday, September 11th
Rose City Comic Con
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Wednesday, September 14th
GameStop Expo 2016
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

Saturday, September 17th – Sunday, September 18th
Buffalo Comicon
Buffalo Niagra Convention Center
Buffalo, NY

Thursday, October 6th – Sunday, October 9th:
New York City Comic-Con
Jacob Javits Center
New York, NY

Friday, October 28th – Sunday, October 30th
Alamo City Comic Con
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

Friday, November 11th – Sunday, November 13th
NC Comic Con
North Carolina Convention Center
Durham, NC

The year’s industry-leading celebration of your favorite superheroes takes flight in Toronto, CA at Fan Expo Canada 2016! From Thursday, September 1st through Sunday, September 4th, join Valiant at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for a weekend packed with programming, merchandise, and the best-reviewed comics in the industry!

Visit Booth #838 all weekend long to find out why Valiant has captured the nation’s biggest headlines and highest praise – including an unprecedented 50 Harvey Award nominations – with a complete collection of trade paperbacks and hardcovers featuring Valiant’s world-class roster of superheroes and villains, including X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT REBORN, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, RAI, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER and more! Then stick around for a universe of high-flying merchandise, including t-shirts and collectibles featuring X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, and more!

Plus: Get the inside scoop on the most celebrated superhero universe in comics on Friday, September 2nd at 3:45 PM in Room #717 with Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here ­– a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters! You’ve seen the reviews, you’ve heard the buzz… Now find out why Valiant Entertainment has taken fans and critics by storm as the most acclaimed comic book publisher! Join us here for a one-of-a-kind introduction to the largest and most acclaimed independent superhero universe in comics! From X-O MANOWAR and FAITH to BLOODSHOT REBORN and DIVINITY, get the stories behind Valiant’s biggest heroes and find out where to jump on board right here with an in-depth tutorial that’s perfect for new fans!

Then, peek into the unbelievable stories charging towards your favorite superheroes on Saturday, September 3rd at 11:00 AM in Room #713 for Valiant: The Future of Valiant and Beyond! Valiant Entertainment is the most acclaimed publisher anywhere in comics today… Now, find out what’s next for powerhouse series like FAITH, GENERATION ZERO, BRITANNIA, BLOODSHOT U.S.A., HARBINGER RENEGADES, SAVAGE, and DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE right here as the future of Valiant starts here with an exclusive round of news and announcements – only at Fan Expo Canada!

As Valiant continues to skyrocket towards the top of the charts, the road to this year’s most exciting announcements, exclusives, and can’t-miss comics begins right here with one of the biggest shows of the year, only at Fan Expo Canada!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblrInstagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

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Retailer Advisory: Valiant’s Biggest Sold-Out Stories of the Summer Return with Second Printings in September!

A&A_005_SECOND-PRINT_KANOAfter Record-Setting 50 Harvey Nominations, Publisher Announces New Printings for A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5, BLOODSHOT REBORN #14, and X-O MANOWAR #47

This September, three of the summer’s biggest, most acclaimed storylines are returning to comic shops worldwide with all-new second printings!

Valiant is proud to announce that three, brand-new jumping-on points for some of the publisher’s most acclaimed series have sold out at the distributor level and will return soon with the A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 SECOND PRINTING, BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 SECOND PRINTING, and X-O MANOWAR #47 SECOND PRINTING on September 21st! Jump on board here with three all-new introductions to the acclaimed publishing line that is sweeping the 2016 Harvey Awards with a record-setting 50 nominations and find out for yourself why Valiant is the best-reviewed publisher anywhere in the industry today!

First: Love is in the air when Faith flies into the pages of Valiant’s smash-hit ongoing series for a first date that is going to sweep Archer off his feet in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 SECOND PRINTING! Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (Revival) present a landmark Valiant tale for the ages as Obadiah Archer and Faith “Zephyr” Herbert’s budding romance erupts into a romantic thrill ride that is going to change both of their lives forever! More crossbows than Sleepless in Seattle! More fistfights than The Notebook! This ain’t no ordinary team-up… It’s Archer and Faith’s first date!

Then: New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Old Man Logan, Moon Knight) and blockbuster artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) drop Valiant’s nanite-enhanced commando into a scorching trial by fire in the BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 SECOND PRINTING – re-presenting the explosive FIRST ISSUE of “BLOODSHOT ISLAND“! Live. Die. Rejuvenate. Each day, Bloodshot and his predecessors awake to find themselves hunted by the unstoppable engine of destruction called Deathmate. And each day, they die…only to begin their escape once more after the nano-technology inside them repairs their fatal injuries. As Bloodshot and his new teammates begin to understand the brutal logic behind their seaside prison, will the biggest threat to their survival be the horrors that await in the jungle around them…or each other?

Finally: The countdown to the greatest Valiant milestone of all time begins in the X-O MANOWAR #47 SECOND PRINTING – the FIRST ISSUE of “LONG LIVE THE KING”! Witness history in the making as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.) and acclaimed artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil) begin the march toward X-O MANOWAR #50 with a cataclysmic turning point that will bring our world to its knees! An unthinkable new foe has arrived on Earth… They are The Torment – and their name means death. Thought to be a legend by the Vine, they have now become Earth’s violent reality. As old as the universe itself, they have traveled for eons to reach us…in search of Aric of Dacia and the unstoppable X-O Manowar armor. Can Aric challenge a seemingly omnipotent threat with motives beyond the comprehension of mortal men? Will the armor truly be our world’s salvation, just as the Vine’s myths foretold? And is this the beginning of the end for X-O Manowar – or the beginning of something even bigger?

Ready to find out why Valiant is the publisher to beat in 2016? On September 21st, Valiant’s most talked-about moments, biggest surprises, and best-reviewed stories come back for an epic encore with three staggering single-issue blowouts in the A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 SECOND PRINTING, BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 SECOND PRINTING, and X-O MANOWAR #47 SECOND PRINTING!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 SECOND PRINTING (JUN169075)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON (JUN169075)
Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 21 (FOC ­– 8/29/16)

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover by TOMAS GIORELLO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 21 (FOC ­– 8/29/16)

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 21 (FOC ­– 8/29/16)

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First Look: Moore, Henry & LaRosa Brutalize SAVAGE #1 – Coming in November from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”!

SAVAGE_001_COVER-A_LAROSAThis fall, a new Valiant hero will be born…into a world where survival is all that counts!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside SAVAGE #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE to an all-new, VALIANT PRESTIGE format adventure forging the next great legend of the Valiant Universe! On November 30th, acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Aloha, Hawaiian Dick) and bone-breaking artists Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) begin an unrelenting and unforgiving battle in an impossibly ancient land where man no longer rules the day! With no shelter, no weapons and no escape, one family is about to come face to face with nature’s cruelest laws… Once they lose everything, what part of them will endure? Where will the man inside each of them end…and the animal begin?

Fifteen years ago, the world’s most famous soccer star and his former supermodel wife – pregnant with their unborn child – disappeared without a trace. The world believes they are dead… But, in reality, their private jet crash-landed on a mysterious, unknown island ruled by prehistoric creatures from another time…

This is the story of how they lost their humanity. This is SAVAGE!

“[There’s] something inherently frightening about a place where literally anything can happen. In a sense, simply knowing that the island exists within the Valiant Universe means there’s an unpredictable x-factor lurking out there somewhere, always capable of impacting that universe in completely unexpected ways,” writer B. Clay Moore told ComicBook.com. “Now imagine growing up inside that x-factor.”

In the tradition of DIVINITY, WAR MOTHER, and BRITANNIA, an unstoppable new force comes roaring out of the jungle and onto the frontlines of “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” right here on November 30th! Presented in the deluxe VALIANT PRESTIGE format with high-grade cover stock, custom-designed end sheets, and exclusive back matter, B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry and Lewis LaRosa keep the monsters at bay, only in SAVAGE #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Jared Fletcher (Paper Girls), and Renato Guedes (Wolverine)!

Then, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

SAVAGE #1 (of 4) (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by JARED FLETCHER
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by RENATO GUEDES
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$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE FORMAT | On Sale NOVEMBER 30th (FOC – 11/7/16

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Valiant Previews: WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #10 – On Sale August 17th!

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAUL ALLEN with ROBERT GILL
Cover A by KANO (JUN161915)
Cover B by PERE PEREZ (JUN161916)
Variant Cover by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUN161917)

Pain and suffering await at the “LABYRINTH’”s end!

Against all odds, the Eternal Warrior has fought his way to the Labyrinth’s brutal and mysterious center. But his suffering is far from over! Standing between the Earth’s immortal master of war and freedom stands the figure only known as the Dying One…and the masterstroke in his centuries-long plan to unlock the secret of the Eternal Warrior’s immortality! Battered but not beaten, can Gilad Anni-Padda rise once more to fell his greatest foe…or will the madness of the “LABYRINTH” break his mind as well as his body?

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and visionary artist Raúl Allén (NINJAK) bring their blood-curdling epic to a boil as “LABYRINTH” reaches its unforgettable end – and determines the final fate of Valiant’s greatest warrior!

$3.99| 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 17 (FOC – 7/25/16)

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First Look: BLOODSHOT REBORN #18 – Jeff Lemire & Tomas Giorello Swim with Sharks in October!

BSRB_018_COVER-A_SEGOVIAWith BLOODSHOT U.S.A. just over the horizon, the most nominated series of the 2016 Harvey Awards is about to dive into the deep end!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside BLOODSHOT REBORN #18 – a blood-stained epilogue to “BLOODSHOT ISLAND” from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Moon Knight, Old Man Logan) and Valiant’s latest exclusive superstar, Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER)! Before BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 grips New York with infection, fear, and panic on October 26th, jump on board the series nominated for Best Writer, Best Artist, Best Continuing Series, and much more at the 2016 Harvey Awards with a searing standalone tale perfect for new readers!

Ray Garrison and a battered team of survivors have made their escape from BLOODSHOT ISLAND…only to drift straight into shark-infested waters! Marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with no defenses except the relentless will to survive, will the highly trained team of killers aboard this life raft band together…or throw each other to the prehistoric predators below? And, if they don’t kill each other first, will mother nature finish the job?’

On October 5th, come aboard with Jeff Lemire and Tomas Giorello as they send Bloodshot on a carnage-filled cruise headed straight for BLOODSHOT U.S.A.! There will be blood in the water when Valiant’s nanite-enhanced commandos enter uncharted territory, only in BLOODSHOT REBORN #18 – featuring covers by Stephen Segovia (Wolverine), Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark), Brian Level (The Mantle) and Robert Gill (X-O MANOWAR)!

Then, two weeks later on October 26th, Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite unleash a pathogen-fueled wave of violence onto the streets of New York in BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the explosive standalone event roaring out of “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT“ initiative!

Project Rising Spirit – America’s greatest exporter of classified weapons technology – has achieved a breakthrough: a contagious, airborne nanite dispersion prototype that can turn the population of any city into an army of indestructible soldiers. A doomsday virus capable of destroying an enemy nation from the inside out. A machine-made pathogen that can completely rewrite human physiology…and hardcode every man, woman, and child with the same cutting-edge technology that created their greatest weapon: Bloodshot.

But now…Project Rising Spirit’s top-secret contagion has been released onto the streets of America’s greatest metropolis: New York City. As mayhem engulfs Manhattan, Bloodshot must lead the most dangerous invasion ever waged on American soil and keep a runaway pandemic from toppling armies and governments…and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

On October 26th, the Big Apple turns blood red, only in BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Kano (Gotham Central), Doug Braithwaite (NINJAK), Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son), Ryan Stegman (Uncanny Avengers), Cully Hamner (Detective Comics), and Butch Guice (Captain America)!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

BLOODSHOT REBORN #18
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover A by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (AUG162044)
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM (AUG162045)
Cover C by ANDRES GUINALDO (AUG162046)
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL (AUG162047)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (AUG162048)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 5 (FOC – 9/12/16)

BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by KANO (AUG162036)
Cover B by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (AUG162037)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (AUG162038)
Cover D by RYAN STEGMAN (AUG162039)
Cover E by CULLY HAMNER (AUG162040)
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE (AUG162042)
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$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 26 (FOC – 10/3/16)

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Collect Your Favorite Valiant Entertainment Characters…All From Your iOS Device

QUIDD_001_XO_FrontAward-Winning Comic Book Publisher Launches On Quidd

Valiant is proud to announce the debut of the all-new Valiant channel on Quidd, the world’s first platform for collecting and trading emojis, stickers and cards. Now, for the first time anywhere, discover, collect and trade the heroes behind the largest independent superhero universe in comics with limited edition chase sets and packs on any iOS device!

As the newest addition to Quidd’s platform, Valiant joins some of entertainment’s most beloved and geeky franchises – including Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Bob’s Burgers, and many more – for a one-of-a-kind collecting experience that no fan will want to miss!

Join Quidd for free today to begin your Valiant collection! Featuring cutting-edge artwork from some of comics’ greatest talents alongside biographies and power rankings for hundreds of Valiant’s most beloved heroes and feared villains, there has never been a better way to explore the Valiant Universe than with Quidd’s digital collecting platform! From worldwide superstars like X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Faith, and Ninjak to up-and-coming powerhouses like Divinity, Cronus, Animalia, and Lord Vine-99, immerse yourself in the most acclaimed publisher anywhere in comics today as Quidd gives you multiple new ways to connect with characters and fellow fans from around the world:

  • Multiple base sets with new, free packs added each and every week
  • Incentive chase sets spotlighting Valiant’s most wanted heroes and events – strictly limited and available for limited periods only
  • Live trading and messaging with thousands of users worldwide
  • Exclusive discounts, trivia and first-look content, available on Quidd’s Valiant feed

“We’re delighted to have launched the Valiant channel on Quidd,” said Valiant COO & CFO Gavin Cuneo. “They’ve built the most interactive experience for collecting and trading digital emojis, stickers, and cards on the market. Valiant has some of the greatest fans in the world and we’re excited to have them immerse themselves in Quidd’s vibrant community of collectors.”

Download the Quidd app today and favorite the Valiant channel to discover the many worlds of the Valiant Universe – and discover the critically acclaimed, best-selling superheroes that have captured imaginations the world over from a whole new vantage point!

To download the app for free today on your iOS device, please visit: http://bit.ly/2aSRFgO.

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About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns and controls the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Quidd:

Quidd is the world’s first platform and marketplace for collecting and trading emoiis, stickers, and cards on your iOS device.

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First Look: It’s Convention Season for Crime in FAITH #3 – Coming in September!

FAITH_003_COVER-A_WADACosplay! Comics! Crime?! #FaithCon2016 is about to begin…and it’s going to send the breakout series of 2016 hurdling into its most dangerous challenge yet!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside FAITH #3 – A NEW CHAPTER and ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT for the most successful independent superhero series of the year! On September 14th, rising star Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and red-hot artists Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) are giving Faith an all-access pass to the comic book convention of her dreams! But will the ultimate fangirl fantasy turn fatal when villainy rises from the back-issue bins to challenge Los Angeles’ favorite superhero?

Mild-mannered blogger by day. L.A.’s leading superhero by night. Faith Herbert – aka the high-flying hero called Zephyr – has come a long way since she first set foot in the City of Angels. But nothing can prepare her for the pinnacle of all her experiences to date: California’s biggest comic book convention! But even amidst a sea of fellow fans, cosplayers, and collectibles, crime waits for no man! With thousands watching and even more at stake, can Faith prevent all-pandemonium – and preserve her secret identity – when the fun turns to frenzy?

Jump on board here to find out why critics around the world are hailing FAITH as the year’s can’t-miss new series:

“✮✮✮✮✮ … FAITH will restore your faith in comics again. It’s like reading Spider-Man or Superman for the first time.” – Spartantown

“✮✮✮✮✮ … A hero that will appeal to fangirls and fanboys everywhere.” – Nerds on the Rocks

“✮✮✮✮½ … If you haven’t jumped on [FAITH] yet, now is the perfect time… Packed to the brim with humour, drama and excitement, FAITH is all but guaranteed to become your new favorite superhero.” – Big Comic Page

“✮✮✮✮½ … A book full of heart and hope…[and] a worthy addition to the Valiant pantheon…” – Bounding into Comics

“✮✮✮✮½ … Houser creates a great all-ages story while crafting one of the best female characters in all of comics.” – Outright Geekery

“✮✮✮✮½ … FAITH will be a gateway to a new generation of comic readers.” – The Fandom Post

“✮✮✮✮½ … A must-read book…[and] an excellent new story from Jody Houser…” – AiPT!

On September 14th, be there as Jody Houser, Pere Perez, and Marguerite Sauvage kick off #FaithCon2016 with a bang and bring the most-talked about new series of 2016 to stratospheric new heights, only in FAITH #3 – featuring covers from Kevin Wada (Scarlett Witch), Marguerite Savauge (DC Comics Bombshells), Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), Carmen Carnero (Adventures of Supergirl), and Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG)!

Then, Faith flies even higher this November in FAITH #5 – a history-making, 48-page election special teaming the leading female hero in comics today with Hillary Clinton, the first female nominee from a major political party, for a special tale written by comics legend Louise Simonson with art by FAITH‘s own Pere Perez! Also featuring Jody Houser, Meghan Hetrick, Rafer Roberts, Colleen Doran and more, join an all-star cast of Valiant’s greatest talents on November 2nd—just days before Election Day 2016 — in FAITH #5 as the leading heroine in comics today soars for a landmark comics event!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

FAITH #3 (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (JUL162062)
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (JUL162063)
Cover C by ADAM GORHAM (JUL162064)
Variant Cover by CARMEN CARNERO (JUL162065)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL162066)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+| On Sale SEPTEMBER 14 (FOC – 8/22/16)

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First Look: Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson Activate HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – Coming this November!

RENEGADES_001_COVER-A_ROBERTSONThis November, the most-demanded, most dangerous superteam in comics strikes again in an all-new ongoing series!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – the FIRST ISSUE to the ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES and JUMPING-ON POINT exploding out of the “FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative! On November 16th, Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Wolverine) unleash Valiant’s untamed team of teenage runaways, rogues and malcontents onto a world that’s more distressed – and more distrusting – than ever before. As neighborhoods across the country threaten to overflow with hostility, terror and paranoia in the midst of a growing psiot panic, the time is now for this band of renegades to use their explosive abilities to reveal the truth about the secret power that now threatens to divide and conquer a nation!

Anyone you know could become a psionically powered “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. Your neighbor. Your boss. Your best friend. Your kids.

Six months ago, a secret team of renegade whistleblowers leaked the existence of these extraordinarily dangerous individuals to a stunned world. Today, all across the country, crude, DIY psiot activation attempts have left hundreds brain damaged…or worse. The emergence of a new psiot in a community often leads to riots and mass violence. Gun sales are through the roof. America is terrified of what could happen next.

With this revolutionary upheaval now in motion, Kris Hathaway, John “Torque” Torkelson, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, and Peter Stanchek are about to discover their calling. Together, the HARBINGER RENEGADES are moving from town to town, building their ranks, and subverting authority one mind at a time…and setting out to prove once and for all that behind their power, there has always been a purpose.

On November 16th, Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson bring the Renegades roaring out of the underground and into the streets for an uncompromising new ongoing series! From the best-selling, award-winning adventures of HARBINGER comes an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT for Valiant’s critically lauded superteam, only in HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – featuring covers by Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son), Kano (Daredevil), Pere Perez (FAITH), Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Bob Layton (Iron Man), and Jim Mahfood (Tank Girl)!

Then, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by KANO
Valiant x CGC Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by BOB LAYTON
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 16 (FOC – 10/23/16)

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Valiant Previews: NINJAK #18 | A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 – On Sale August 10th!

NINJAK_018_COVER-A_EVANSNINJAK #18 (NEW ARC! “THE FIST & THE STEEL” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by KHARI EVANS with ANDRES GUINALDO
Cover A by DIEGO LATORRE (JUN161918)
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUN161919)
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (JUN161920)
Interlocking Variant A by ADAM GORHAM (JUN161921)
Interlocking Variant B by ADAM GORHAM (JUN161922)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “THE FIST AND THE STEEL” starts now!

Many years from now, Earth’s immortal master of war and the world’s deadliest intelligence operative fight side by side. As was foretold in the BOOK OF DEATH, an aging Ninjak and Eternal Warrior are fated to spend their days as humanity’s guardians, protecting it from the myriad threats that loom over the horizon of Earth’s future. But when the ultimate menace rises to obliterate all traces of life, can Colin King and Gilad Anni-Padda – Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior – cement their status as the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroic duo…or will their legacy go up in flames?

Plus: Back in the present, the unthinkable has happened to Ninjak and his fellow MI-6 agents that survived the horrors of the Deadside! Infected with an aggressive and lethal cancer from his exposure to a noxious parallel dimension, Ninjak must race against the clock for a cure before he makes a permanent trip to the realm of the dead!

Jump on board the steel-shattering adventures of Valiant’s number-one super-spy here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artists Khari Evans (IMPERIUM) and Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark) read from the BOOK OF DEATH…and bring the full weight of the future crashing down on Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 10 (FOC – 7/18/16)

 

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A&A_006_COVER-A_LAFUENTEA&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 (NEW ARC! “NEXT STOP: CLOWNTOWN” – PART 1)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON with DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JUN161890)
Cover B by KANO (JUN161891)
Cover C by DARICK ROBERTSON (JUN161892)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PÉREZ (JUN161893)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JUN161894)
Variant Cover by DIEGO LATORRE (JUN161895)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! Archer and Armstrong and Davey the Mackerel are joining the circus for “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN”!

Archer and Armstrong are on the hunt for Armstrong’s long-lost wife, and the clues have put them on the trail of America’s craziest traveling circus! But it’s not just clowns, carnies, and strongmen lurking under the big top… When the world’s premier adventure duo discover dozens of mutated Armstrong doppelgängers secretly running the show, all heck is bound to break loose! And it’s only going to get worse when Davey the Mackerel returns with a shocking new set of secrets about Armstrong’s bottomless satchel…and what else might be soon plotting its escape!

Mad science meets the midway when red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Mike Norton (Revival) toss Archer & Armstrong into the wildest show on Earth with a perfect new jumping-on point in “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN”!

$3.99| 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 10 (FOC – 7/18/16)

 

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