Sneak Preview: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Archer & Armstrong #2, the next of issue of critically acclaimed, smash hit series by New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry!

Archer & Armstrong have stumbled into a conspiracy that could crack history in half! True fact: behind each of the world’s secret societies is a much larger organization called The Sect and now their Wall Street chapter, The One Percent, must kill to keep their secret safe! As The One Percent’s merciless 401(k) killers prepare to sacrifice young Obadiah Archer to their god of greed, it’s down to the immortal Armstrong to rescue his new partner and track down the rest of The Sect’s agents around the world. Long ago, one man recorded the clues that Archer & Armstrong will need to find them. But can they crack the Michelangelo Code in time?

Find out for yourself on September 5th in Archer & Armstrong #2 – the second landmark chapter of the sold-out series that’s reaping praise from fans and critics worldwide. Finally, the internet has found something to agree on – Archer & Armstrong is a hit!

“A flawlessly executed debut issue that already has most everyone buzzing.” – Bleeding Cool

“[Archer & Armstrong], like every book in Valiant’s relaunched comic line, is a really great comic book.” – IGN

“It’s got me hooked for the near future.” – Crave Online

“[A] debut that is supremely solid and packed with potential.” – Newsarama

“Think Stephen Colbert, but trained by Bruce Lee… Highly recommended…” – The Beat

“[F]antastic. I loved it.” – Comics Alliance

“[An] extremely strong debut… I’m sold on the new “Archer & Armstrong.” – Comic Book Resources

And it’s not too late to jump on board Archer & Armstrong’s first action-packed adventure through the Valiant Universe’s deepest, darkest secrets. Look for the Archer & Armstrong #1 Second Printing Variant – on sale in finer comic shops everywhere tomorrow, August 29th!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2 – ON SALE SEPTEMBER 5th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (JUL121261)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JUL121262)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT – ON SALE AUGUST 29th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUN128173)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


Sneak Preview: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Archer & Armstrong #2, the next of issue of critically acclaimed, smash hit series by New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry!

Archer & Armstrong have stumbled into a conspiracy that could crack history in half! True fact: behind each of the world’s secret societies is a much larger organization called The Sect and now their Wall Street chapter, The One Percent, must kill to keep their secret safe! As The One Percent’s merciless 401(k) killers prepare to sacrifice young Obadiah Archer to their god of greed, it’s down to the immortal Armstrong to rescue his new partner and track down the rest of The Sect’s agents around the world. Long ago, one man recorded the clues that Archer & Armstrong will need to find them. But can they crack the Michelangelo Code in time?

Find out for yourself on September 5th in Archer & Armstrong #2 – the second landmark chapter of the sold-out series that’s reaping praise from fans and critics worldwide. Finally, the internet has found something to agree on – Archer & Armstrong is a hit!

“A flawlessly executed debut issue that already has most everyone buzzing.” – Bleeding Cool

“[Archer & Armstrong], like every book in Valiant’s relaunched comic line, is a really great comic book.” – IGN

“It’s got me hooked for the near future.” – Crave Online

“[A] debut that is supremely solid and packed with potential.” – Newsarama

“Think Stephen Colbert, but trained by Bruce Lee… Highly recommended…” – The Beat

“[F]antastic. I loved it.” – Comics Alliance

“[An] extremely strong debut… I’m sold on the new “Archer & Armstrong.” – Comic Book Resources

And it’s not too late to jump on board Archer & Armstrong’s first action-packed adventure through the Valiant Universe’s deepest, darkest secrets. Look for the Archer & Armstrong #1 Second Printing Variant – on sale in finer comic shops everywhere tomorrow, August 29th!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2 – ON SALE SEPTEMBER 5th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (JUL121261)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JUL121262)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT – ON SALE AUGUST 29th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUN128173)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


VALIANT Seeks Enterprising Interns For Editorial Communications Positions

Come see if YOU have what it takes to be an editorial communications intern for Valiant Comics – publisher of titles including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and many more! As a Valiant intern you will assist the Valiant staff in the production and publishing of Valiant comic books right here at Valiant HQ! Among your many important responsibilities as an editorial communications intern in the thick of Valiant’s publishing division you will…

-Learn EXACTLY what goes into creating a Valiant comic book
-Assist in the marketing of our exciting comic book line
-Perform social media tasks such as Twitter and Facebook and communicate with the Valiant’s vigilant fan base
-Take part and assist in each step of the production of Valiant comic books
-Assist in the production of comics alongside the Valiant editorial team
-Prepare and process files for Valiant Entertainment’s stable of writers and artists
-Receive and handle artwork and files from Valiant creators
-Assist in the creation and write copy for Valiant Comics
-Assist the Publisher and Executive Editor with any and all office duties

Valiant interns should be driven and hardworking with the ability to work both independently and in a creatively collaborative environment. All Valiant interns must have written confirmation that they will be receiving course credit from their college or university to be eligible for the Valiant Entertainment internship. Any major can apply, although proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Photoshop is a plus. All interns must be able to work at least two days a week out of Valiant’s New York City offices.

Please submit a cover letter with resume to inquiries@valiantentertainment.com with “VALIANT INTERNSHIP” in the subject line. For more information on Valiant, visit www.valiantentertainment.com.


Sneak Preview: BLOODSHOT #3

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot #3, from acclaimed writer Duane Swierczynski and the blood-spattered artistic team of Manuel Garcia and Arturo Lozzi!

Bloodshot is on the run, but the voices inside his head only have one destination in mind – home. Is the woman that he finds there the wife that he’s been dreaming of – or the gateway to a much larger mystery? Plus, what horrors did Project Rising Spirit unleash on the town of Atlee, Nevada? And can their latest experiment take out Bloodshot before he catches up to the men who made him into a billion-dollar weapons project? There’s a new villain waiting in the wings, and she’s about to inflict more damage than any gun, bomb or missile imaginable. Introducing Pulse!

Heroes aren’t born. They’re built. Upgrade to the next level of the Valiant Universe when Bloodshot #3 goes on the offensive this September 5th – in stores the same day as Archer & Armstrong #2!

BLOODSHOT #3 – ON SALE SEPTEMBER 5th!
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA & ARTURO LOZZI
Cover by ESAD RIBIC (JUL121263)
Variant Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (JUL121264)
$3.99/ T+/ 32 pgs.


Sneak Preview: VALIANT MASTERS: BLOODSHOT Vol. 1 HC

The series that laid the foundation for the “Summer of Valiant” is finally back in print! Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Valiant Masters: Bloodshot Vol. 1 HC – Blood of the Machine – the first in an all-new line of deluxe hardcovers collecting classic stories of the original Valiant Universe!

Once, he was the hired killer known as Angelo Mortalli. Now, there is only Bloodshot. Brought back from the grave by the government scientists of Project Rising Spirit, Bloodshot is powered by microscopic nano-machines that can repair all injuries and maximize his physical potential. But the nanites can’t replace his lost memories – or help him shake the feeling that he was once anything but a hero. Atoning for his sins in a world he no longer knows, can the man now called Bloodshot recover the secrets of his past? And survive his deadly first encounters with the likes of the Eternal Warrior, Ninjak and Rai along the way?

Collecting Bloodshot’s best-selling debut with the original series coloring, the inaugural Valiant Masters volume re-presents Bloodshot (1992) #1-8 by fan favorite writer Kevin VanHook and comics legend Don Perlin for the first time anywhere! Plus no fan will want to miss “The Tablet” – a brand new tale of the VH1 Valiant Universe starring Bloodshot and the Eternal Warrior by the classic creative team of VanHook, Perlin, and Bob Wiacek!

Rediscover the series that defined a generation when Valiant Masters: Bloodshot Vol. 1 HC – Blood of the Machine arrives in finer comics shops everywhere on October 24th!

VALIANT MASTERS: BLOODSHOT VOL. 1 HC – BLOOD OF THE MACHINE (AUG121341)
Written by Kevin VanHook
Art by Don Perlin, Andrew Wendel and Ted Halsted
Cover by Barry Windsor-Smith
$24.99/Rated T+/200 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 24th!


Sneak Preview: X-O MANOWAR #4

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #4, from the chart-topping creative team of New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord!

After years in captivity, Aric of Dacia has returned to Earth to enact his vengeance on the Roman Empire! But when the ancient warrior in control of the X-O Manowar armor discovers that more than 1,500 years has passed since his journey began, will he turn his fury on the alien empire that enslaved him or the whole of modern day civilization? Meanwhile, the secret history of The Vine’s presence on Earth is about to be revealed. Who is The Vine’s highly placed ambassador to the human race? And will he be Aric’s one ally in this strange new world – or his very first enemy?

Aric’s centuries-spanning war for freedom is about to hit the home front in an explosive finale that will send shockwaves through the Valiant Universe. Learn the true price of victory when when the summer’s hottest series reaches its first major milestone on August 29th, only in X-O Manowar #4!

X-O MANOWAR #4 — ON SALE AUGUST 29TH!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (JUN121330)
Variant Cover by DON KRAMER (JUN121331)
$3.99/ T+/ 32 pgs.


VALIANT Solicitations For NOVEMBER 2012

SHADOWMAN #1
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
“Blackout” Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Variant Covers by DAVE JOHNSON and BILL SIENKIEWICZ

The next epic expansion of the Valiant Universe starts this November in a new ongoing series by comics superstar Patrick Zircher (Captain America, Thor: Ages of Thunder) and Harvey Award nominee Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, Team 7)!

There’s a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?

The rebirth of a Valiant icon starts right here when Shadowman strikes this November!

$3.99 US/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE NOVEMBER 7th!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #4
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by JASON PEARSON
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE

Archer & Armstrong make their last stand against The Sect high in the Himalayas!

Every clan of The Sect has gathered together for the first time in millennia to harness the unthinkable, sanity-shattering destruction of the mythical Book. But one piece is still missing – and Obadiah Archer has it! If he turns it over, The Sect will give him back his family. If he refuses, the man called Armstrong dies! PLUS: The true nature of Archer’s powers revealed! AND, on top of everything else, witness the debut of the Valiant Universe’s next superstar hero – only in this issue!

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE NOVEMBER 14th!

 

 

BLOODSHOT #5
Written by DUANE SWIERZCYSNKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
Variant Cover by MANUEL GARCIA

ALL-NEW ARC! Before Bloodshot, who was Raymond Garrison?

Bloodshot is finally free of the memories that have haunted him since his awakening – but now even greater mysteries remain. Who was he before he was transformed into a walking weapon of mass destruction? And does he have a real family out there somewhere? Unfortunately, the only man with the answers is the former mastermind of Project Rising Spirit, Dr. Emmanuel Kuretich –‑and he’s just struck a devil’s bargain with Bloodshot. “Destroy your creators and I’ll reveal everything.” Well, almost everything…

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE NOVEMBER 14th!

 

HARBINGER #6
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Variant Cover by MATTHEW CLARK

ALL-NEW ARC! From out of the ashes – ­RENEGADES!

After a crushing defeat at the hands of his would-be mentor, Peter Stanchek lies critically wounded and the only person who can save him is the person that hates him the most – his childhood love Kris Hathaway. As Harada’s Eggbreaker strike force closes in, the helpless Peter wonders if he is going to find forgiveness at Kris’s door – or unbridled vengeance. But when Faith returns as the superhero she’s always dreamed of being, the game is going to change for everyone involved…

As the most daring series in comics enters its staggering second act,‑fi nd out why this is the book that Comic Book Resources says “feels new in a way that few comics about characters with superpowers manage these days.”

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE NOVEMBER 21st!

X-O MANOWAR #7
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

X-O Manowar vs. Ninjak. To the victor – Earth!

Agents of the alien race known as The Vine have been living in secret among us for centuries and now they’ve just been activated for one final mission – purge the Earth of all human life! An invasion fleet is on its way and the only weapon in existence powerful enough to defeat it is the X-O Manowar armor. But first, Aric of Dacia must survive his latest encounter with Ninjak, the covert operative and master weapons specialist charged with taking him down. The stakes are raised and revelations abound in the latest issue of the smash hit series that has IGN declaring, “This is X-O Manowar done for this generation…and it is awesome.”

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE NOVEMBER 21st!


VALIANT Reveals DESIGN COVERS By DAVID AJA & JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

Valiant is proud to debut October’s Character Design Covers by visionary artists David Aja (Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist) and Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Web of Spider-Man)!

Aja redesigned many of the characters for the publisher’s “Summer of Valiant” launch, including Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot, and Harbinger’s own Peter Stanchek and Toyo Harada, while Djurdjevic was responsible for the the newly updated X-O Manowar. Now, Valiant is sharing their behind-the-scenes work for the first time in print with an exclusive month of variant covers for all four of its October titles!

“When it came time to update the Valiant Universe’s biggest icons, I was lucky enough to get amazing contributions from David Aja and Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic – two talents at the absolute top of their game,” said Executive Editor Warren Simons. “The Character Design Covers series is all about offering an insight into our medium and the artistic processes of two world class designers.”

The Character Design Covers series are available to retailers on an “order all” basis for Archer & Armstrong #3, Bloodshot #4, Harbinger #5, and X-O Manowar #6. Look for them in finer comic stores everywhere this October and contact your local retailer to reserve your copies today!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #3 – ON SALE OCTOBER 10th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art By CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (AUG121337)
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA (ORDER ALL) (AUG121338)

BLOODSHOT #4 – ON SALE OCTOBER 10th!
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (AUG121339)
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA (ORDER ALL) (AUG121340)

HARBINGER #5 – ON SALE OCTOBER 17th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (AUG121332)
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA (ORDER ALL) (AUG121333)

X-O MANOWAR #6 – ON SALE OCTOBER 17th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (AUG121334)
Character Design Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (ORDER ALL) (AUG121335)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (AUG121336)


VALIANT Reveals DESIGN COVERS By DAVID AJA & JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

Valiant is proud to debut October’s Character Design Covers by visionary artists David Aja (Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist) and Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Web of Spider-Man)!

Aja redesigned many of the characters for the publisher’s “Summer of Valiant” launch, including Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot, and Harbinger’s own Peter Stanchek and Toyo Harada, while Djurdjevic was responsible for the the newly updated X-O Manowar. Now, Valiant is sharing their behind-the-scenes work for the first time in print with an exclusive month of variant covers for all four of its October titles!

“When it came time to update the Valiant Universe’s biggest icons, I was lucky enough to get amazing contributions from David Aja and Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic – two talents at the absolute top of their game,” said Executive Editor Warren Simons. “The Character Design Covers series is all about offering an insight into our medium and the artistic processes of two world class designers.”

The Character Design Covers series are available to retailers on an “order all” basis for Archer & Armstrong #3, Bloodshot #4, Harbinger #5, and X-O Manowar #6. Look for them in finer comic stores everywhere this October and contact your local retailer to reserve your copies today!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #3 – ON SALE OCTOBER 10th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art By CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (AUG121337)
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA (ORDER ALL) (AUG121338)

BLOODSHOT #4 – ON SALE OCTOBER 10th!
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (AUG121339)
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA (ORDER ALL) (AUG121340)

HARBINGER #5 – ON SALE OCTOBER 17th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (AUG121332)
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA (ORDER ALL) (AUG121333)

X-O MANOWAR #6 – ON SALE OCTOBER 17th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (AUG121334)
Character Design Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (ORDER ALL) (AUG121335)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (AUG121336)


VALIANT Hits BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2012 With Panel and Exclusives!

Valiant is proud to announce that it will be making its first appearance at the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 8th and 9th, 2012! All weekend long, Valiant creators and staff will be boothside for a jam-packed slate of convention-only giveaways, signings, portfolio reviews and panel appearances.

“Valiant’s return has been taking the industry by storm this year, and we couldn’t be more proud to have the company and its incredibly talented cast of creators on board for the Baltimore Comic-Con,” said show founder Marc Nathan. “Every attendee should stop by to find out for themselves why Valiant is the publisher that is winning over fans in 2012.”

Stop by the Valiant booth to pick convention exclusive items including Bloodshot #1/Archer & Armstrong #1 double-sided sketch covers and brand new Valiant t-shirts! Plus, no fan will want to miss the FREE “Future of Valiant” Preview Edition, featuring a slew of looks ahead at Valiant’s upcoming fall and winter releases!

Then, on Saturday from 2 to 3 pm, get the inside track on the next staggering events that will rock the Valiant Universe at “The Future of Valiant” panel with Robert Venditti & Cary Nord (X-O Manowar), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Executive Editor Warren Simons and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.

Valiant will also be rewarding fans throughout the weekend with its ultra-limited Gold Logo Edition comics. Show your support for the Valiant Universe by dressing up as your favorite Valiant character, or displaying your fandom in a new and unique way, and you might just have a shot at winning a rare X-O Manowar #1 Gold Logo Edition!

There’s never been a better time or place to be a Valiant fan! We’ll see you in Baltimore!

For more information, visit BaltimoreComicCon.com.


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