Valiant is proud to announce the Valiant Signature Series – a new line of covers spotlighting the creators that forged the original Valiant Universe!
Valiant will release one Signature Series cover per month, beginning this October with the Harbinger #17 Valiant Signature Series cover by Sean Chen – the veteran artist that began his comics career at Valiant with titles including X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Rai and the Future Force. Over the course of the coming months, the Signature Series will also debut new works by fan favorite creators Bob Hall (Shadowman), Mark Moretti (Eternal Warrior), Kevin VanHook (Archer & Armstrong), Sal Velluto (Bloodshot) and more as they interpret the modern day versions of Valiant’s signature heroes for the very first time. The first of many to come, look for more Signature Series artists to be announced in the near future.
“I began my career in comics at the original Valiant and all of us who were there have stayed very close over the years,” Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce told MTV Geek. “Now, with the new publishing line well underway, it’s an immense pleasure to finally be reuniting with the talents who forged the foundation and gave the original Valiant Universe such a special and well-deserved mystique.”
Added Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani:
“Valiant is incredibly fortunate to have worked with a long list of incredible talents in its 25 year history, and their work is something that we continue to celebrate to this day. As both fans and creators, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the moment when some of Valiant’s original greats would return to bring their vision to the modern day Valiant Universe, and, with the Valiant Signature Series, that moment has finally arrived. Sean Chen, Bob Hall, Mark Moretti, Kevin VanHook, Sal Velluto – these are the guys who helped build the house we live in, and fans can look forward to seeing even more storied talents from the original Valiant era return over the next year.”
The return of talents that made the Valiant Universe great begins this October with the Harbinger #17 Valiant Signature Series cover by Sean Chen! Ask your local retailer for details.
For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #14 – the explosive final chapter of PLANET DEATH from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Surrogates) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan)! X-O Manowar has conquered. He has killed. But can he reign over PLANET DEATH?
With a coalition army of alien freedom fighters at his back, X-O Manowar has brought the throneworld of his alien oppressors, the Vine, to the brink of collapse. And now, with their ultimate weapon at his command, the final battle for the Vine planet of Loam is about to begin. The time of X-O Manowar’s vengeance has finally come – and, with it, a monumental revelation that will redefine everything we thought we knew about Aric of Dacia and his future in the Valiant Universe.
The first year of X-O Manowar thunders into its world-ending conclusion as Robert Venditti and Cary Nord deliver the final blow to PLANET DEATH on June 26th in X-O Manowar #14! And look for the limited X-O Manowar #14 8-Bit Variant by artist Matthew Waite!
For more information on X-O Manowar and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.
X-O MANOWAR #14
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (APR131288)
8-Bit Variant by MATTHEW WAITE (APR131289)
ON SALE 6/26/13
ETERNAL WARRIOR #1
Written by GREG PAK
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUL131306)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JUL131307)
Variant Cover by DAVE BULLOCK (JUL131308)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JUL131309)
New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Batman/Superman, Planet Hulk) and superstar artist Trevor Hairsine (X-O Manowar, X-Men: Deadly Genesis) launch a brand new campaign for Valiant’s immortal champion, the Eternal Warrior, in an all-new monthly series!
Across ten millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda has traversed the darkest, most mysterious corners of history. But the horror and bloodshed of constant warfare has finally taken its toll on the man myth calls the Eternal Warrior…and he has abdicated his duties as the Fist and the Steel of Earth for a quiet life of seclusion. But when a blood vendetta from the distant past suddenly reappears in the modern day, he must decide if he will return to the ways of war…for the child who betrayed him thousands of years ago…
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 11th!
BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #14
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by J.G. JONES (JUL131310)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (JUL131311)
Variant Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA (JUL131312)
ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW CREATIVE TEAM!
Acclaimed writer Christos Gage (Avengers Academy, Thunderbolts) joins New York Times best-seller Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and superstar-in-the-making Emanuela Lupacchino (Archer & Armstrong, X-Factor) to light the fuse on an explosive new chapter for Bloodshot and the Valiant Universe’s most feared team of superhuman operatives!
The world’s most deadly soldier has a new assignment. Out of the ashes of Harbinger Wars, Bloodshot is about to join the weaponized men and women of the HARBINGER ACTIVE RESISTANCE DIVISION – the black budget, technologically-augmented strike force where the powers are dangerously unstable and every mission is a one-way ticket into the meat grinder. With a reluctant leader calling the shots and a new crop of untested rookies manning the frontline, Bloodshot is about to take H.A.R.D. Corps behind enemy lines – and into a gasoline-drenched, synapse-snapping suicide run where no one is safe…and heroes always die trying.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 18th!
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by STEPHANE PERGER (JUL131314)
Wraparound Variant by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (JUL131315)
Variant Cover by RILEY ROSSMO (JUL131316)
Straight out of the pages of Shadowman #0 – the secret origin of all Shadowmen, past and present, stands revealed as Justin Jordan and Roberto De La Torre unveil the next macabre chapter in the lives of Nicodemo and Sandria Darque!
Long ago, in the antebellum South, Master Darque’s evil spawned the one thing that could stop him: the Shadowman. Discover how the Darques’ depravity has intertwined with Shadowman for more than a century and the betrayal that forged them both in this special standalone prelude to Shadowman’s next shocking story arc.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 4th!
QUANTUM AND WOODY #3
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK (JUL131317)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (JUL131318)
What scares you more than anything else you can imagine? WRONG. The answer is…the Nightmare Brigade!
The scheming forces of the ERA will stop at nothing to unlock the secret science behind Quantum and Woody’s powers – and they’re just getting started! Plus – see what it takes to tear our boys apart – figuratively and literally! Trust us when we say that this one has TEETH.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 4th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by BARRY KITSON (JUL131319)
Variant Cover by ZACH MONTOYA (JUL131320)
It turns out that nightmares are just dreams too.
Heading west, the Renegades have found themselves at the end of Route 66 in a little town called Los Angeles, California. But the war they left behind is still waging, somehow, unseen just below the surface of the sun and surf. What if it will never end? What if there is no escape? What if wherever they go, they carry the war inside them? It has long been said that the City of Angels is a place where anything can happen… where reality is pliable and dreams are made real in the blink of an eye. Now, like the decades of wannabe starlets and rockers before them, the Renegades are about to find out that having your dreams come true is severely overrated.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 18th!
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #13
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by WILL CONRAD (JUL131323)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (JUL131324)
…and then things got really out of hand!
When the war for the Faraway descends into all-out chaos, can the combined forces of Archer, Armstrong, Mary Maria and a whole mess of dinosaurs be enough to defeat General Redacted and his 500 Shades of Greys? Also: a horrible revelation is about tear apart the friendship between Valiant’s conspiracy-busting adventurers! Learn why we may have to re-title this book Archer VERSUS Armstrong right here in the epoch-spanning conclusion of “Far Faraway”!
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 11th!
X-O MANOWAR #17
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by WILL CONRAD (JUL131325)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL131326)
To this king…a kingdom.
Since bonding with the sentient X-O Manowar armor, Aric of Dacia has rampaged unchecked, crushing every enemy in his path. But what happens when a one-man war machine must become the protector of an entire people? Aric’s skills as king are about to be put to the test, and the result will set off a chain reaction that will lead to one of the biggest confrontations in the history of the Valiant Universe!
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 18th!
HARBINGER WARS TPB (JUL131325)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, PERE PEREZ, CLAYTON CRAIN, and MICO SUAYAN
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Harbinger Wars, Valiant’s first crossover event, begins here! Two dozen undisciplined, untested and untrained superhuman children have just escaped from a top-secret research facility and into the world. When Bloodshot, Toyo Harada and Peter Stanchek join the chase, will the Valiant Universe be ready for its first all-out superhuman showdown?
Collecting HARBINGER WARS #1-4 by acclaimed writers Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) & Duane Swierczynski (Bloodshot) and artist Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong), start reading here for a high-stakes tale that will put Valiant’s greatest heroes to the ultimate test!
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 18th!
“From the art to the writing, Harbinger Wars is a smooth package…” – The Onion/A.V. Club
“Five stars… A big event done right. It’s hugely entertaining…” – Comic Vine
“Harbinger Wars is an absolute blast…” – Multiversity Comics
HARBINGER VOL. 3: HARBINGER WARS TPB (JUL131326)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS, TREVOR HAIRSINE, MICO SUAYAN and PERE PEREZ
Cover by KHARI EVANS
Before the Harbinger Foundation, before Project Rising Spirit, Toyo Harada spent decades circling the globe, recruiting empowered individuals to his cause through coercion, intimidation and influence. But how is one deal brokered in secret between Harada and Rising Sprit Securities forty years ago now wreaking havoc in the modern day? And when the past comes roaring back, how will Peter Stanchek and the rest of Harada’s most wanted react to the revelation of Rising Spirit’s secret mission and the Harbinger hunter known as Bloodshot?
Collecting HARBINGER #11-14 and HARBINGER #0, join New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier) and acclaimed artists Khari Evans (Carbon Grey), Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), Mico Suayan (The Punisher), and Pere Perez (Smallville Season 11) for a complete standalone tale of the dark foundations behind Valiant’s first crossover event.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 25th!
“Things are coming to a natural boiling point… Man oh man, awesome stuff.” – IGN
“The perfect balance of emotion and action on many levels. Stunning!” – Cosmic Book News
This fall, the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe are taking Europe by storm!
Valiant is proud to announce that it has partnered with Panini, Europe’s leading publisher of comics and graphic novels, for a new line of foreign language comics, translating Valiant’s smash hit monthly series into French and Italian for the very first time.
The first Panini-published issues of X-O Manowar by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, and Harbinger by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and Harvey Award nominee Khari Evans will debut in France and Italy in September/October 2013 with more Valiant series to be added to the publishing roster in subsequent months. Panini will also distribute Valiant’s foreign language content digitally with both launch titles being made available as day-and-date digital releases in France via comiXology Europe, Hachette and most major French language e-tailers. In Italy, digital editions of Valiant’s Italian language releases will be available through Amazon.it and Simplicissimus.
“Panini is excited at the prospect of being Valiant’s partner in bringing its array of heroes into key markets such as Italy and France, and beyond,” said Panini Publishing Director Marco Lupoi. “Valiant stories are an amazing blend of action, adventure, mystery and socio-political intrigue which resonates strongly with the local comic book culture, and mix exciting modern artwork with storylines which defy genre and are able to intrigue readers with bold new storytelling ideas.”
“Since day one, getting the Valiant heroes back into the hands of loyal fans in France, Italy and beyond has always been a top priority for Valiant,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales. “Panini has a fan base and hard-earned reputation that speaks for itself and, with so much quality storytelling to draw upon, Valiant’s European fans can look forward to finally engaging with the all-new Valiant Universes in their native languages.”
Headquartered in Modena, Italy, the Panini Group is a world leader in the collectibles and trading cards market, as well as one of the leading publishers of children’s magazines and books, comics, manga and graphic novels in both Europe and Latin America. In addition to Valiant, Panini’s other international publishing partners include Mattel, Hasbro, Blizzard, Disney, Nickelodeon, Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Viz Media, Image Comics, Kodansha, and many more.
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,500 characters. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Valiant’s current titles include X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong, and Shadowman with a sixth title – Quantum and Woody – scheduled to debut this July.
For more information, visit PaniniComics.com or ValiantUniverse.com.
This weekend, Valiant Entertainment is heading south for HeroesCon 2013 in Charlotte, NC – the largest independent comic convention in the United States!
From Friday, June 7th to Sunday, June 9th, visit Valiant in the Charlotte Convention Center at booth #1220/1319 for a ton of special guests, signings, convention exclusives, and free giveaways! Kick off the weekend with an advance look at Quantum and Woody #1 – in stores July 10th – in the pages of the FREE Valiant Summer 2013 Preview Edition, then browse a comprehensive selection of Valiant comics, trade paperback and hardcovers.
Plus, for the first time ever, Valiant will also have a complete array of merchandise from its new partners at Cinder Block available for sale – including t-shirts, hats, buttons and more!
Then, find out everything you need to know about the next year of the Valiant Universe at the Valiant 2013: Inside the Summer of Valiant panel presentation on Saturday, June 8th at 12:30 pm in room 203B! Join acclaimed creators Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Matt Kindt (Bloodshot #0), Tom Fowler (Quantum and Woody), Associate Editor Jody LeHeup, Publisher Fred Pierce and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani for an exclusive round of news and announcements about the most exciting universe in comics.
The Summer of Valiant starts this weekend – only at HeroesCon! We’ll see you in Charlotte!
For more information, visit HeroesOnline.com/HeroesCon and ValiantUniverse.com.
Beginning today, the world’s worst superhero team are hitting the interwebs with everything they’ve got!
Before Quantum and Woody #1 comes careening into comic shops everywhere on July 10th, Valiant is teaming up with the authoritative voice in gaming and entertainment for IGN Presents Quantum and Woody Weekly – an exclusive, six-part webcomic by Quantum and Woody’s own James Asmus (Thief of Thieves, Gambit, The End Times of Bram & Ben) and Eisner Award-winning artist Ty Templeton (Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures, Ty Templeton’s Art Land)!
“Valiant has delivered nothing but quality since they launched last summer, so I’m proud and honored to partner with them to debut Quantum and Woody Weekly exclusively on IGN,” said IGN Senior Editor Joey Esposito. “We’re excited to help Valiant’s expansion into web comics, as well as explore IGN Comics as a platform for original comic book content. Plus, you know, goats!”
“We have a seriously cool new series percolating with Quantum and Woody, but before it kicks off in July, our friends at IGN were kind (and crazy) enough to let James Asmus and Ty Templeton bring the hilarity of the world’s worst superhero team to their readers on a weekly basis,” said Quantum and Woody Editor Jody LeHeup. “James and Ty have done their darnedest to deliver some special stuff for old fans of Q&W and new readers alike, so rejoice y’all – Quantum and Woody are back a bit early and in a whole new way.”
Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming…and the zeitgeist-shredding exploitation stunt comic you demanded is here at last. (And, yes, there will be a goat too. Eventually.)
Now, in the lead-up to Quantum and Woody’s milestone first issue this July, get in on the ground floor of the adventures of the Valiant Universe’s ineptly aspiring heroes with a new installment of IGN Presents Quantum and Woody Weekly every Wednesday! What are the origins of Woody and Eric’s witty repartee? Who looks better in blue? And what exactly is the deal with that goat anyway?
Find out the answers to none of these pressing questions and more each week – only at IGN! Then the misguided action-adventure blowout of the summer continues on July 10th in Quantum and Woody #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s next ongoing monthly series by James Asmus and Tom Fowler, and featuring a standard cover by Ryan Sook, a Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Marcos Martin for customers who pre-order with the their local retailer, an incentive variant by Andrew Robinson, and an interactive QR Voice Variant by Tom Fowler (with real talking goat action)!
But don’t take our word for it – read the first precedent-setting installment of IGN Presents Quantum and Woody Weekly right now, only at IGN!
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Quantum and Woody #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new ongoing series by fan favorite writer James Asmus (Thief of Thieves, Gambit, The End Times of Bram & Ben) and acclaimed artist Tom Fowler (Venom, Hulk: Season One)!
Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming! And the action-packed, zeitgeist-shredding exploitation stunt comic you demanded is here at last.
On July 10th, start reading here to witness the accidental origin and ill-advised rise of the world’s worst superhero team – only in Quantum and Woody #1! (And, yes, there will be a goat too. Eventually.)
For more information on Quantum and Woody and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.
QUANTUM AND WOODY #1
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK (MAY131302)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MARCOS MARTIN (MAY131303)
Variant Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON (MAY131304)
QR Voice Variant by TOM FOWLER (MAY131305)
ON SALE 7/10/13 (FOC – 6/17/13)