Valiant Previews: FAITH #3 (of 4) – On Sale March 30th!

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Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover C by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER

New job. New identity. New life… right? Will the sudden reappearance of a former Renegade bring Faith’s newfound heights crashing back down to Earth?

She’s an intrepid reporter by day and an alien conspiracy hunting super hero by night – so the last thing Faith Herbert needed was her ex-boyfriend and one-time teammate Torque back in the picture. But he is. Does life have a “dislike” button?

Rising star Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and sensational artists Francis Portela (Green Lantern) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) continue Faith’s landmark solo series debut!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 30

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WonderCon 2016: The Countdown to X-O MANOWAR #50 Begins in June!

XO_050_TEASER_FINAL-SUAYANValiant’s Flagship Series Celebrates the March Toward 2016’s Biggest Finale with X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY – Featuring Exclusive Micro-Prints or Original Artwork Bagged in Each Issue!

Valiant is proud to announce a series of staggering plans marching toward September’s upcoming X–O MANOWAR #50 – a massive comics milestone that will conclude the epic, historic run of New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti on Valiant’s flagship series.

The countdown to X-O MANOWAR #50 begins with “LONG LIVE THE KING” – a striking cosmic showdown beginning this June in X-O MANOWAR #47 by Venditti and acclaimed artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil) that will bring Venditti’s award-winning and critically lauded superhero saga to a world-shaking finale…and mark the beginning of an all-new era for the future of Valiant’s most powerful hero!

“Robert Venditti’s run on X-O MANOWAR is one of the finest in Valiant’s storied history,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “From his very first issue with artist Cary Nord through PLANET DEATH, UNITY, ARMOR HUNTERS and beyond, Rob’s work on X-O MANOWAR helped cement Valiant as one of the leading publishers in comics today and his contributions to the fabric of the Valiant Universe will continue to resonate for decades to come. But he won’t be leaving X-O MANOWAR quietly. What we have in store for X-O MANOWAR’s grand finale as we head toward issue #50 might just be Valiant’s most audacious turn to date. As Valiant prepares to celebrate X-O Manowar’s 25th anniversary in 2017, ‘LONG THE LIVE THE KING’ will be a colossal turning point for the character…and foreshadow even bigger changes yet to come in the future.”

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 wad forced into slavery on an alien world. Torn from 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 a 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?

The march toward the greatest Valiant milestone of all time starts here as Robert Venditti, Joe Bennett, and Roberto de la Torre begin “LONG LIVE THE KING” this June in X-O MANOWAR #47 – featuring covers by Kano (Swamp Thing), Phil Jimenez (Amazing Spider-Man), Khoi Pham (Mighty Avengers), Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Rafa Sandoval (X-O MANOWAR), David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), and Jeff Lemire (Trillium)!

Plus: In celebration of X-O Manowar’s landmark issue #50 finale, Valiant is proud to reveal the X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY – also beginning in June’s X-O MANOWAR #47! For no extra cost, each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING” will come 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! The X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY will continue all summer long across all issues of “LONG LIVE THE KING” – including the oversized, blockbuster issue #50 finale!

“X-O MANOWAR isn’t just the story of Aric of Dacia’s odyssey across time and space. It’s also the story of Valiant’s reemergence as the premier storytelling company in comics today, and Robert Venditti has been an integral member of the creative vanguard behind that success since day one,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Over the course of 56 issues, we’ve cemented X-O MANOWAR to his rightful place in the pantheon of comics’ greatest heroes and X-O MANOWAR #50 is the ultimate celebration of that achievement. To officiate it, we’ve set out to invest an unrivaled amount of energy and attention into X-O MANOWAR’s final four issues and to formally recognize this as the culmination of one of the greatest, most nuanced character arcs in the history of modern comics. Now, as we march toward issue #50, we’re preparing even greater surprises for X-O MANOWAR’s future – including the anniversary cover to end all anniversary covers. X-O MANOWAR #50 will be a milestone accomplishment in every sense of the term.”

The countdown to X-O MANOWAR #50 represents the epic culmination of Robert Venditti’s unmatched, 56-issue tenure on Valiant’s leading character. Since the release of X-O MANOWAR #1 in 2012, Venditti’s work on the series – alongside a star-studded line-up of artists including Cary Nord, Lee Garbett, Trevor Hairsine, Diego Bernard, Robert Gill, and many more – has gone on to the become the single longest consecutive run from any creator in Valiant’s history, as well as one of the longest consecutive runs on a single series from any creator in the industry today.

In the wake of the series’ final issue in X–O MANOWAR #50, Venditti will continue to contribute to Valiant’s award-winning publishing line with WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR and other as-yet undisclosed projects.

Look for many more details on X-O MANOWAR #50 and the X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY to be announced in the immediate future.

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X-O MANOWAR #47 (NEW ARC! “LONG LIVE THE KING” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ
Cover C by KHOI PHAM
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 29

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First Look: Roberts & Lafuente Get the Drop on “IN THE BAG” in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2 – Coming in April!

A&A_002_COVER-A_LAFUENTEValiant’s award-winning heroes are getting reunited…and it doesn’t feel so good!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2 – the next head-shaking chapter of 2016’s newest blockbuster series from red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm, Shutter) and superstar artist David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man)! On April 13th, “IN THE BAG” continues here as Valiant’s greatest mis-adventurers do the unthinkable and hit rock bottom…inside Armstrong’s bottomless satchel! Imprisoned by Bacchus, the self-appointed god of inebriation, Archer and Armstrong’s only shot at salvation (and sobriety) rests in Mary-Maria! But will Archer’s step-sister/oldest flame (ew) rescue the dynamic-ish duo…or turn Armstrong’s satchel and its infinite treasures over to the Sisters of Perpetual Darkness?

Jump on board here to find out why Archer & Armstrong’s latest star-studded assault is smashing the senses of fans and critics everywhere!

“✮✮✮✮✮… A madcap romp through the anything-can-happen playground of comic books.” – Comicosity

“✮✮✮✮½… There is a ton of fun to be had with A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG… Rafer Roberts is putting character and emotions first for this debut.” – Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮½… [An] entirely unique…[and] amazingly fun comic with a surprising amount of heart.” – Unleash the Fanboy

“✮✮✮✮½… [A] must-read book… This duo is strong and definitely worth following.” – ComicWow!

“✮✮✮✮½… A wonderfully absurd start that only gets better… A strong and endlessly entertaining debut.”– IGN

“✮✮✮✮… Smile inducing and poignant… If you want a book that screams wacky and fun, [A&A] hits that mark…” – Multiversity Comics

“A delight… Lafuente’s wonderfully madcap storytelling syncs perfectly to Roberts’ scripting.” – ComicsAlliance

“[A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG] is the perfect book for your pull-list.” ­– Uproxx

After following Armstrong into the depths of his infinite satchel in a search for booze, Archer and his partner, history’s most inebriated immortal, have found themselves prisoners of…uh…what’s this villain’s name again? Armstrong may not be able to remember what their captor, Bacchus, is all about, but he sure is upset by the memories tied to a rare bottle of whiskey. What secret is about to come roaring out of the past to haunt him? And is Archer doomed to the repeat Armstrong’s tragic mistakes? Plus: It’s a day in the life of Valiant’s new breakout character of 2016 – hey kids, get ready for DAVEY THE MACKEREL!

On April 13th, safety is not guaranteed when Rafer Roberts and David Lafuente pull the ripcord on Valiant’s latest monthly smash ‘em up! Trash talk, wanton destruction, and passionate bromance await…only inside A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2 – featuring covers by David Lafuente (Patsy Walker: Hellcat), Kano (Gotham Central), Monica Gallagher (Gods & Undergrads), Rafer Roberts (Nightmare the Rat), and Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis)!

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (FEB161884)
Cover B by KANO (FEB161885)
Cover C by MONICA GALLAGHER (FEB161886)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (FEB161887)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (FEB161888)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (FEB161889)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 13th (FOC – 3/21/16)

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Valiant Solicitations for JUNE 2016 – BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 (NEW ARC! “BLOODSHOT ISLAND”) | 4001 A.D. #2 (of 4) | And Much More!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 (NEW ARC! “BLOODSHOT ISLAND” – PART 1)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover A by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover B by BEN OLIVER
Cover C by KANO
Cover D by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Valiant x CGC Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Interlocking Variant by RYAN BODENHEIM
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
B&W Sketch Variant by TOMAS GIORELLO
Valiant Linewide Variant by JEFF LEMIRE

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! Welcome to “BLOODSHOT ISLAND”!

Stranded on a mysterious desert island, Bloodshot is running for his life! But as he tries to make sense of his surroundings, he’s quickly discovering that this is no ordinary tropical getaway… Surrounded by decommissioned relics of the same bloodstained project that created him – World War II Bloodshot, Cold War Bloodshot, Vietnam Bloodshot, and other antiquated experiments – Bloodshot is about to find out where Project Rising Spirit sends it old soldiers to die. Can this seasoned band of killers trust each other long enough to survive the threats that lie in the jungle around them…and unlock the secret at the heart of the island’s existence before they’re each permanently retired? And who or what is the sinister force called DEATHMATE that now hunts them at every turn?

This summer, superstar creators Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) send Bloodshot screaming into his most action-packed adventure yet as “BLOODSHOT ISLAND” ups the ante for the Valiant Universe’s most formidable soldier!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 29

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X-O MANOWAR #47 (NEW ARC! “LONG LIVE THE KING” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ
Cover C by KHOI PHAM
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE

TOP SECRET! THE COUNTDOWN TO X-O MANOWAR #50 STARTS HERE!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 29

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4001 A.D. #2 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by TULA LOTAY
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover D by PHILIP TAN
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK
Interlocking B&W Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK

The most ambitious comics event of 2016 brings war to the 41st century – with Rai leading the charge!

Rai is smashing headfirst into New Japan with his team of hardened rebels including the Eternal Warrior and a giant X-O Manowar mech-armor that’s been dormant for centuries! But when Father transforms New Japan into an impenetrable space dragon as a defense of last resort, what hopes will the united heroes of 4001 A.D. have of freeing the citizens of New Japan from Father’s brutal reign? Will Rai have to destroy New Japan…to save it?

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force) bring their startling vision of the year 4001 A.D. to new heights…with the fate of New Japan floating in the balance!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 1

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RAI #14 (4001 A.D.)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK
Cover B by ANDRES GUINALDO
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE

Rocketing out of the pages 4001 A.D…the origin of Rai revealed!

For the first time ever, witness the violent foundation of Father’s space-born utopia of New Japan…and, with it, the shocking genesis of the line of guardians that bear the name Rai! Born and bred by Father to enforce peace at any cost, follow the next Rai and their successors across two millennia as they chronicle the history of 4001 A.D. – from the launch of New Japan into orbit to the latest Rai’s crusade to bring it crashing back down to Earth!

Valiant mastermind Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and visionary artist CAFU (UNITY) bring the 41st century to life with another, all-new jumping-on point revealing the sinister history of Father’s empire…before the dawn of 4001 A.D.!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 22

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4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RYAN LEE
Cover B by CAFU
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE

Once upon a time…in the year 4001 A.D…

Centuries ago, Bloodshot was the man called Ray Garrison. Now, in the year 4001 A.D., Ray Garrison is no more…but the nanites that once thrived inside him endure still. With their master long since gone, the microscopic machines that once drove Bloodshot through every firefight, healed every wound, and calculated every outcome have one final directive left to execute…but what could it possibly be? And how will the forces of the future react when the infamous man-turned-machine called Bloodshot returns to fight another day?

The future starts now as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) bring Bloodshot barreling into the 41st century of the Valiant Universe with an all-new, standalone tale at the epicenter of 4001 A.D.!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 8

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WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #8 (“LABYRINTH” – PART 2)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover B by PERE PÉREZ
Cover C by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE

Earth’s immortal soldier thought he knew pain… And then he entered the depths of his enemy’s “LABYRINTH”…

The mysterious figure known only as the Dying One is on a mission to unlock the secrets of the Eternal Warrior’s immortality…and the only way he can accomplish it is to kill him over and over again! Trapped at the heart of a miles-long gauntlet of technologically inflicted cruelties and mechanical terrors designed to dissect, examine and analyze, Gilad has finally been cornered…and he’s about to realize that if he can’t escape, he’ll simply have to survive.

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and blistering artist Raúl Allén (NINJAK) engineer the next terrifying chapter of the definitive Eternal Warrior epic of the year as “LABYRINTH” draws blood!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 15

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DIVINITY II #3 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Variant Cover by ANDREW PEPOY
Variant Cover by CARMEN CARNERO
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM

The world runs red!

Abram Adams’ former teammate – the long-lost cosmonaut Myshka – has returned from deep space…and, seemingly overnight, the former Soviet Union has taken charge as the globe’s dominant economic and military force. As the Western world grapples with the ensuing chaos and confusion of Russia’s rapid return to power, Divinity and Ninjak attempt to marshal resistance against an empire enabled by the god-like will of one of its own true believers. But nothing escapes the sight of the super-powered gods that now walk among us…and our fate will be forever decided when Myshka targets Divinity for control of our world’s destiny!

The sold-out sci-fi saga that forever changed the course of the Valiant Universe turns the world upside-down all over again as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY) unleash an all-new chapter!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JUNE 22

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #4
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover B by KANO
Cover C by MONICA GALLAGHER
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS
Variant Cover by THONY SILAS
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE

We’re gonna need a bigger bag!

Archer and Armstrong – with the help of Mary-Maria and the Sisters of Perpetual Darkness – must stop Bacchus’ cavalcade of terror! Will our heroes be able to defeat this 40-foot foe before the party stops forever? Will Armstrong ever find that bottle of Lagavulin? Will we ever find out who or what Davey the Mackerel is?! The answers to two of these questions might possibly be found in this issue!

Be here as red-hot creators Rafer Roberts (Shutter) and David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man) bring “IN THE BAG” to a close with a bang! Or a snap. However Armstrong’s satchel closes.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 15

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NINJAK #16
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by MIKE CHOI
Cover B by KHOI PHAM
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE

“THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE” spirals out of control!

Roku continues to tear down Ninjak’s world brick by brick…and, now, the world’s most dangerous MI-6 operative has just found himself disavowed, out in the cold, and on the run. With no allies left to turn to, can Colin King get his bearings before Roku takes everything – including his life?

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and rising star Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) pull back the layers of Roku’s plan to destroy her bitterest enemy…and reveal a shocking secret at the heart of Ninjak’s identity here as the walls fall around “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE”!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 8

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE HC
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, FRANCIS PORTELA, and PERE PÉREZ
Cover by RAÚL ALLÉN

From the award-winning team that brought you ARCHER & ARMSTRONG comes a centuries-spanning race against the clock! Join New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente and acclaimed artists Clayton Henry, Francis Portela, and Pere Pérez and to find out why Wired says “this long-overdue series is Ivar’s time to shine…”

At this very moment in Geneva, Switzerland, history is being made. A thousand meters underground inside the Large Hadron Collider, researcher Neela Sethi is about to discover time travel – and jeopardize her life in the process. But she doesn’t know that yet. Ten minutes from now, every deadbeat chrononaut, wannabe conqueror, and misguided protector of the timestream will be banging down her door. Good thing that the legendary Ivar, Timewalker, got there first…right? Now it’s down to history’s most jaded, most tempestuous time traveler to stop the worst of everything that is, was, and will be…before time runs out!

Collecting IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1–12 along with 20+ pages of rarely seen designs, process art, and extras in deluxe, oversized hardcover.

$39.99 | 320 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 22
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-119-8

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X-O MANOWAR VOL. 11: THE KILL LIST TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL, CAFU and FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ

X-O Manowar and Ninjak go deep undercover for…”THE KILL LIST”!

With two kingdoms now under his command, Aric of Dacia has pledged loyalty to his adopted nation – the United States of America – and now America has given him a new mission: destroy the Vine’s network of humanoid alien agents, once and for all. To do it, he’ll have to turn to the one man among us he can trust…his own former enemy, the deadly MI-6 operative called Ninjak!

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and explosive artists Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH), Francis Portela (Green Lantern), and CAFU (IMPERIUM) prepare the next salvo in X-O MANOWAR’s unfolding epic!

Collecting X-O MANOWAR #43–46, X-O MANOWAR: COMMANDER TRILL #0, and X-O MANOWAR: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1.

$19.99 | 160 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 8
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-127-3

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SHADOWMAN BY GARTH ENNIS & ASHLEY WOOD TPB
Written by GARTH ENNIS and PAUL JENKINS
Art by ASHLEY WOOD and DENNIS CALERO
Cover by ASHLEY WOOD

From legendary writer Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Eisner Award-winning artist Ashley Wood (Zombies Vs. Robots), discover the acclaimed series that inspired the hit Shadowman video game series – collected here for the first time ever!

Jack Boniface died last night. The ruthless Tommy Lee Bones and his band of outlaw escapees from the Deadside have come to pass sentence on the citizens of New Orleans one miserable soul at a time…and they’ve started with the Shadowman! Now, New Orleans needs a new protector, someone with the quick eye, steady hands, and steely nerve needed to kill the dead again. But when the voodoo powers that guide the Shadowman turn to a stone-cold killer with a mysterious past known only as Zero to take up the mask, things will turn out deadlier than anyone could possibly have imagined…

Collecting SHADOWMAN (1997) #1–4, along with SHADOWMAN PRESENTS: DEADSIDE #1–3 and featuring never before seen sketches, designs and process art straight out of the Valiant vaults!

$19.99 | 192 pgs. | MATURE | On sale JUNE 29
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-135-8

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

 


ShirtPunch Teams Up with Valiant for Exclusive ARCHER & ARMSTRONG Apparel – Available Only for 24 Hours!

A&A_ShirtPunch_tshirtFor 24 hours only, get the drop on Valiant’s award-winning(est) adventurers with a one-of-a-kind Archer & Armstrong apparel design on custom-made shirts, hoodies, and more!

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce an all-new collaboration with ShirtPunch – your home for the best Pop Culture and Fandom T-shirts and toys in the world – for a limited edition, one-day-only run of Archer & Armstrong apparel sporting a never-before-seen, emoji-inspired “Best Friends” design!

Available only from Monday, March 21st at 12:00 a.m. ET. to Monday March 21st at 11:59 p.m. ET., – and never to be reproduced again – this is your only chance to hoard a bottomless satchel’s worth of long-sleeve and short sleeve shirts before they’re gone forever! Then, head to your local comic book retailer to pick up A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man)!

Smashing in a host of different sizes and styles, the Archer & Armstrong “Best Friends” apparel through ShirtPunch is available through the following items.

  • T-shirt
  • Fitted T-shirt
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MEET ARMSTRONG: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

MEET ARCHER: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners.

NOW: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

Valiant’s globe-trotting superhero adventurers may be best friends and even better partners…but they’ve never looked better than this! Don’t miss your shot to claim an exclusive trove of Archer & Armstrong “Best Friends” apparel from ShirtPunch – arriving on the heels of A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1‘s smash-hit debut!

Monday, March 21st is your one and only chance to snag these highly collectible shirts before they plunge back into Armstrong’s bottomless satchel forever — on sale today, only at ShirtPunch!

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. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About ShirtPunch, Inc.:

Founded in October 2011, ShirtPunch’s mission is to provide customers with limited edition and unique pop-culture merchandise, designed by independent artists around the world. Designs are predominantly based on movies, television, video games, and Internet memes. Offering two different designs a day across several products, ShirtPunch not only captures the excitement of nostalgia, but also pushes the boundaries of traditional Flash Retail sites. For more information on ShirtPunch, please contact Russ Montague (russ@shirtpunch.com) or visit www.shirtpunch.com.

 

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Valiant Previews: BLOODSHOT REBORN ANNUAL 2016 #1 | X-O MANOWAR #45 | THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #4 (of 4) – On Sale March 23rd!

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE with RAY FAWKES, MICHEL FIFFE & BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY
Art by KANO with RAY FAWKES, BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY
Cover A by KANO
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Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM (JAN161751)
Variant Cover by ROBERT WILSON IV (JAN161752)
Variant Cover by KERON GRANT (JAN161753)

Valiant’s indestructible commando gears up for Valiant’s first-ever annual with a 64-page bloodbath touring Bloodshot’s past, present, and future!

First: Terror doesn’t wait for Friday at Camp Silver Lake in an extra-sized tale of summertime mayhem from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and Valiant superstar Kano! A masked menace has stalked this camp for years, but what happens when one unstoppable killing machine comes up against another?
Bloodshot is about to bring his bloody brand of justice to the quiet shores of Silver Lake to take on America’s most notorious slasher!
Then: Jeff Lemire presents a very special Bloodsquirt solo adventure, plus all-new stories from Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal), Michel Fiffe (Copra), Benjamin Marra (Strange Tales), Paul Maybury (Sovereign), and more!

$5.99 | 64 pgs. | T+| On sale MARCH 23

 

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Commander Trill comes down on “THE KILL LIST”!

The leader of the Vine insurgency has turned the tables on X-O Manowar and Ninjak in a way they never saw coming! By safeguarding a nation of alien refugees on his own sovereign soil, has Aric unwittingly invited a Trojan horse into his kingdom? And just when everything seems darkest…the Armorines return with a surprising new mission…

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MARCH 23

 

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Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
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Cover B by KEVIN WADA (JAN161770)
Cover C by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO (JAN161771)
Variant Cover by MAËLLE DOLIVEUX (JAN161772)

The living. The dead. The good. The wicked. And a husband and wife trapped in the middle, the only ones who might prevent them all from crashing together…

An evil spirit, dead for decades, has usurped all the power of the enchanted scroll that Shan and Hwen Mirage needed to save their lives together. Now they have no scroll, no power, and an unstoppable enemy with the power of death at its fingertips. As this specter of doom leaps from body to body, leaving extinction in his wake, the Mirages know the only way to defeat him…win or lose, live or die…is by making the ultimate sacrifice.

Jen Van Meter and Roberto de la Torre deliver the dizzying, devastating climax for Valiant’s Harvey Award-nominated adventurers…and, for the living and the dead, nothing will ever be the same!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com


C2E2 2016: Valiant Announces 15 Creator Exclusives for 2016 and Beyond

VALIANT_LOGOAward-Winning Publisher Reveals Industry’s Most Prestigious Roster of Exclusive Talent with Doug Braithwaite, David Lafuente, Trevor Hairsine, Mico Suayan, and Many More

In advance of C2E2 2016 in Chicago, IL, Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce 15 newly signed or extended exclusive agreements with a star-studded roster of creative talent – in total amounting to the largest and most acclaimed stable of publicly disclosed exclusive artists anywhere in comics today.

Featuring key members of award-winning and critically acclaimed creative teams behind titles such as A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY II, NINJAK, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, X-O MANOWAR, and more, Valiant’s unprecedented announcement of more than a dozen top comics creators ensures that these seasoned talents will continue to produce comic book work for Valiant Entertainment in 2016 and beyond and reinforces Valiant’s commitment to producing the most high-quality comic book storytelling anywhere in the industry today.

“Since Valiant returned to publishing in 2012, we’ve emphasized two goals above all others: to make the best and most accessible comics anywhere on the stands, and to foster the most creator-friendly environment possible for the amazing collections of writers, pencilers, inkers, colorists, and letterers that call Valiant home,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “In the intervening years, many have attempted to duplicate the ethos behind Valiant’s approach and few, if any have, succeeded. Today’s announcement only reinforces what our fans, critics, and creators have known all along: that Valiant has assembled one of the most formidable teams in recent memory and that Valiant’s dedication to excellence is matched only by the vision of our creators.”

“It has taken patience, teamwork, and many late nights to make Valiant into one of the industry’s driving forces, but, from our first issue onward, we’ve been exceptionally fortunate in one regard: each and every one of our creators treats their respective title as their number-one priority, not the third or fourth most important project they might happen to be working on that week,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “That dedication has paid off many times over. Each one of the names you see before you today has, at one point or another, been an instrumental force in shaping Valiant’s success. But the best is still yet to come. On the heels of a blockbuster year in 2015, we’re gearing up for even bigger surprises in 2016 – and this breathtaking line-up of creators are just a few of the names that will be manning the front line.”

Valiant’s newly announced list of exclusive creative talent includes:

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Raul Allen, artist

Current Project:

WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR – “LABYRINTH”
Beginning May 2016

Previous Credits:

BLOODSHOT REBORN, NINJAK, Hawkeye

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David Baron, colorist

Current Projects:

DIVINITY II
Beginning April 2016

BLOODSHOT REBORN – “BLOODSHOT ISLAND”
Beginning June 2016

Past Credits:

BOOK OF DEATH, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, The Authority, JLA

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Diego Bernard, artist

Current Project:

NINJAK – “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE”
Beginning April 2016

Past Credits:

UNITY, X-O MANOWAR

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Doug Braithwaite, artist

Current Project:

NINJAK – “OPERATION: DEADSIDE”
On Sale Now

Past Credits:

ARMOR HUNTERS, IMPERIUM, UNITY, Journey into Mystery, Justice

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CAFU, artist

Current Project:

RAI – “4001 A.D.”
Beginning May 2016

Past Credits:

UNITY, X-O MANOWAR, Action Comics, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents

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Khari Evans, artist

Current Project:

IMPERIUM – “STORMBREAK”
On Sale Now

Past Credits:

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER, Carbon Grey, Immortal Iron Fist

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Robert Gill, artist

Current Project:

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN
Beginning July 2016

Past Credits:

BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR, Batgirl

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Trevor Hairsine, artist

Current Project:

DIVINITY II
Beginning April 2016

Past Credits:

DIVINITY, ETERNAL WARRIOR, X-O MANOWAR, Ultimate Six, X-Men: Deadly Genesis

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Clayton Henry, artist

Current Project:

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR
Beginning May 2016

Past Credits:

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER, HARBINGER WARS, IVAR, TIMEWALKER, Incredible Hercules, Uncanny X-Men

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David Lafuente, artist

Current Project:

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG
Beginning March 2016

Past Credits:

New Mutants, Pasty Walker: Hellcat, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man

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Lewis LaRosa, artist

Current Project:

BLOODSHOT REBORN – “THE ANALOG MAN”
On Sale Now

Past Credits:

Amazing Spider-Man, Immortal Iron Fist, PunisherMAX

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Pere Perez, artist

Current Project:

TOP SECRET
Coming Soon

Past Credits:

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, IVAR, TIMEWALKER, UNITY, Action Comics, Batgirl

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Brian Reber, colorist

Current Projects:

BLOODSHOT REBORN – “THE ANALOG MAN”
On Sale Now

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG
On Sale Now

Past Credits:

HARBINGER, UNITY, X-O MANOWAR

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Juan Jose Ryp, artist

Current Project:

WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR – “PRELUDE TO LABYRINTH”

Past Credits:

IMPERIUM, NINJAK, Clone, Wolverine: The Best There Is

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Mico Suayan, artist

Current Project:

BLOODSHOT REBORN – “BLOODSHOT ISLAND”
Beginning in June

Past Credits:

HARBINGER, Moon Knight, The Punisher, Thor

Find out more about Valiant’s blockbuster roster of exclusive talent on Saturday, March 19th at the VALIANT: 4001 A.D. AND BEYOND panel presentation – only at C2E2 2016!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblrInstagram, 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. Visit them online at ValiantStore.com.


C2E2 2016: DEATHMATE Stands Revealed as Jeff Lemire & Mico Suayan Descend on BLOODSHOT ISLAND – Beginning in BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 in June!

BSRB_014_COVER-A_GIORELLOThis summer, DEATHMATE strikes…as superstar creators Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan launch Bloodshot into the most punishing confrontation of the summer!

In advance of C2E2 2016 in Chicago, IL, Valiant is proud to announce “BLOODSHOT ISLAND” – an all-new, four-part trial by fire beginning this June in BLOODSHOT REBORN #14! Jump on board one of the most acclaimed series in comics here as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Old Man Logan, Descender) and blockbuster artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) reunite for a relentless run through the jungle that will bring Project Rising Spirit’s nanite-infused soldier head-to-head with fellow Bloodshots from decades past and the secretive killing machine driven to eliminate them each one by one – a calculating engine of destruction simply known as DEATHMATE!

Stranded on a mysterious desert island with no recollection of how he got there, Bloodshot is running for his life! But as he tries to make sense of his surroundings, he’s quickly discovering that this is no ordinary tropical paradise… Surrounded by decommissioned relics of the same bloodstained project that created him – World War II Bloodshot, Cold War Bloodshot, Vietnam Bloodshot, and other antiquated experiments – Bloodshot is about to find out where Project Rising Spirit sends it old soldiers to die…and then rejuvenate and die again! Can this seasoned band of killers trust each other long enough to survive the threats that lie in the jungle around them…and unlock the secret at the heart of the island’s existence before they’re each permanently retired? And just what is the sinister force called DEATHMATE that now hunts them at every turn…and what is its untold connection to the life Ray Garrison left behind?

“DEATHMATE isn’t an event or a crossover – she’s much, much more. This is an all-new character, created by Jeff Lemire for BLOODSHOT ISLAND and brought to life with a brilliant design by Jeff, Mico Suayan, and David Baron,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “The secret of her creation and purpose is a central mystery to BLOODSHOT ISLAND – and, in the very first issue alone, she cements herself as Valiant’s newest A-level threat. Moreso than anything that’s come before, BLOODSHOT ISLAND is Jeff and Mico firing on all cylinders for what is sure to be BLOODSHOT REBORN’s biggest, most action-packed storyline to date. But it’s not just bullets and Bloodshots… By the time the smoke clears, the mythology behind one of Valiant’s most popular and enduring heroes – and his importance to the broader Valiant Universe – will be forever changed by the revelations that lurk within the jungle of BLOODSHOT ISLAND.”

Featuring the return of blockbuster artist Mico Suayan to the pages of BLOODSHOT REBORN for the first time since the series’ sold-out launch in 2015, BLOODSHOT ISLAND is the next epic culmination of writer Jeff Lemire‘s long-term plans for Valiant’s most indestructible man-at-arms. Picking up in the direct aftermath of BLOODSHOT REBORN’s current story arc, “THE ANALOG MAN,” “BLOODSHOT ISLAND” represents many months of work for Suayan, whose hyper-detailed interior artwork for the series’ best-selling debut became an instant sensation and spurred widespread critical acclaim.

Superstar creators Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan send Bloodshot screaming into the biggest, most suspenseful jumping-on point of 2016 when “BLOODSHOT ISLAND” takes on DEATHMATE in June! Featuring covers by a battalion of comics’ biggest talents – including Tomas Giorello (Superman/Batman), Ben Oliver (The Multiversity), Kano (Swamp Thing), Stephen Segovia (Ultimate Comics Avengers), Clayton Henry (HARBINGER), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Darick Robertson (The Boys), and Eisner Award winner Jeff Lemire (Essex County), the showdown of the summer begins this June, right here in BLOODSHOT REBORN #14!

Plus: Find out more about what BLOODSHOT ISLAND holds for DEATHMATE on Saturday, March 19th at the VALIANT: 4001 A.D. AND BEYOND panel presentation – only at C2E2 2016!

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

For Valiant Merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 (ALL-NEW ARC! “BLOODSHOT ISLAND” – PART 1)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover A by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover B by BEN OLIVER
Cover C by KANO
Cover D by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Valiant x CGC Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Interlocking Variant by RYAN BODENHEIM
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
B&W Sketch Variant by TOMAS GIORELLO
Valiant Linewide Variant by JEFF LEMIRE
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Valiant Entertainment Joins SC Comicon 2016 with Special Guests, Exclusives, Panels and One-of-a-Kind Gallery Exhibition

A&A_001_SCCC-EXCLUSIVESouth Carolina’s #1 Comics Event to Host “The Vault of Valiant,” the First Official Gallery Exhibition of Valiant Artwork, on Site at Greenville’s TD Convention Center.

This spring, the award-winning publisher behind the largest and most acclaimed independent superhero universe in comics is headed to the Palmetto State for SC Comicon 2016!

From Saturday, April 2nd to Sunday, April 3rd, Valiant Entertainment will be joining SC Comicon, the Upstate’s premier comics and pop-culture convention, at Greenville, SC’s TD Convention Center in Booth #910 for a weekend packed with creator signings, star-studded panel presentations, convention-only exclusives, and a first-of-its-kind gallery exhibition that can’t be found anywhere else!

“I have been a Valiant fan since its inception,” said SC Comicon Founder and Borderlands Comics & Games Owner Rob Young. “We at SC Comicon are thrilled to have Valiant as an integral part of our show this year, featuring variant comics, figures and even an exclusive drink cup!”

First up, Valiant is joining forces with Greenville’s own Borderlands Comics & Games to present the A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 SC COMICON 2016 EXCLUSIVE VARIANT – this is a limited edition, exclusive printing of the first issue of Valiant’s latest ongoing hit series with an all-new cover by red-hot artist Meghan Hetrick (Batman Eternal)! Visit Borderlands, the official SC Comicon store, to pick up your copy of this Valiant milestone-in-the-making as writer Rafer Roberts and superstar artist David Lafuente send Archer & Armstrong packing into the pages of the spring’s most anticipated new series!

Next up, look for signings and appearances from some of Valiant’s greatest talents all weekend long, including cover artist Meghan Hetrick (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); artist Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN); colorist Brian Reber (BLOODSHOT REBORN, NINJAK); writer Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); artist Wilfredo Torres (QUANTUM AND WOODY); and New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR)!

Then get locked and loaded for the BLOODSHOT URBAN VINYL FIGURE SC COMICON EXCLUSIVE VARIANT from CKRTLAB Toys! Based on Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera’s stunning rendition of Bloodshot in the pages of the critically acclaimed series THE VALIANT, this exclusive collectible captures all the rugged power of Valiant’s top commando at 5.5 inches tall with six points of articulation! Featuring a brand-new design with Bloodshot’s signature holsters and a battle-damaged eye, no collector or completist can afford to miss this arresting interpretation of Bloodshot –available only at SC Comicon!

Plus, for the first time ever, SC Comicon is pulling back the curtain in Booth #906 to reveal THE VAULT OF VALIANT – a first-of-its-kind gallery retrospective showcasing the breathtaking original artwork that made Valiant one of the most successful publishers in the history of comics. Spanning Valiant’s 25-year history, THE VAULT OF VALIANT will feature more than 40 rarely seen covers and pieces of interior artwork from a legendary roster of artists past and present. No fan will want to miss this specially curated look inside Valiant’s prestigious history, only at SC Comicon 2016!

But that’s not all… Get ready to join a star-studded line-up of Valiant staff and creators for two must-see panels at SC Comicon 2016! You’ve heard the buzz… You’ve seen the reviews… Now find out where to start with Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe on Saturday, April 2nd at 12:00 pm in Room #203 with the “VALIANT 101: NEW FANS START HERE!” panel presentation. From X-O MANOWAR and BLOODSHOT to FAITH and DIVINITY, jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters.

Then the action continues on Sunday, April 3rd at 1:00 pm for the biggest crossover event of the year in Room #203 with the “VALIANT: 4001 A.D. AND BEYOND” panel presentation! Join Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, BOOK OF DEATH), and rising star Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) as Valiant takes you inside the epic showdown between Rai and the forces of New Japan in 4001 A.D.! Plus: don’t miss all the news that’s fit to print for Valiant’s biggest series of the year, including A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY II, FAITH, NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR, and many more!

We’ll see you at SC Comicon!

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About SC Comicon:

Hosted by Greenville’s own, Borderlands Comics & Games, SC Comicon is the Upstate’s premier comics and pop-culture convention. This family-friendly event has something for fans of all ages—from the top creators in comics and celebrity guests, to games, toys and collectibles, and cosplayers…plus plenty of events and contests for the kids. For tickets, directions, and more, visit SCComicon.com.

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. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

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Valiant and Swyft Media Unveil the Official ARCHER & ARMSTRONG Digital Emoji Pack – Coming Soon for iOS and Android!

VALIANT_A&A_EMOJI_001Before A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 slams into stores everywhere on March 16th, Valiant Entertainment’s award-winning superhero adventurers are leaping off the comic book page and into their very own emoji keyboard!

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce the release of the all-new Archer & Armstrong digital emoji sticker pack – created in collaboration with Swyft Media and debuting on the Valiant Heroes Emoji App on April 1st! Just in time for the launch of Archer & Armstrong’s new smash-hit ongoing series, celebrate the return of one of the most legendary duos in comics history by downloading this exclusive, one-of-a-kind digital sticker pack as a FREE, limited-time addition to Valiant’s emoji application in the iOS App and Google Play stores.

Now, for the first time ever, fans everywhere can add a fearless new element to their mobile messages and express themselves with a whole new range of emotions as only Archer & Armstrong could! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and maybe you’ll even team up with an adventuring immortal to prevent the world’s next great cataclysm…and make it home in time for Happy Hour!

“Archer & Armstrong are two of the most beloved characters anywhere in the Valiant library and with good reason,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Licensing, Promotions & Ad Sales. “Their heart, heroism and humor have earned them dedicated fans all over the world, and Swyft Media has perfectly captured each of those qualities with the emoji art of this digital sticker pack. No reader will want to miss this hilarious way to communicate with fans old and new.”

As the latest addition to the Valiant Heroes Emoji App – currently available for iOS and Android – the Archer & Armstrong digital sticker pack is fully compatible with Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Viber, LINE, Skype, WhatsApp, and more, as well as standard texting and SMS. Standard text and data rates may apply.

MEET ARMSTRONG: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

MEET ARCHER: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman who was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, these two have become great friends and even better partners.

NOW: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

The answers await on Wednesday, March 16th in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new monthly series from rising star Rafer Roberts and superstar artist David Lafuente! Then join the adventure of a lifetime and download the Valiant Heroes Emoji App with the all-new Archer & Armstrong digital sticker pack – available for FREE in iOS App and Google Play stores on April 1st, 2016!

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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. Visit Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Swyft Media:

Swyft Media helps brands and advertisers become a part of the world’s largest conversation by creating and distributing branded content that consumers want, love and share with friends across a wide variety of mobile apps. To date, Swyft has worked with more than 300 popular global brands such as 1-800Flowers, MillerCoors, Sony, Interscope Records and SEGA to create deep consumer engagement through branded emoji and keyboards. The combination of Swyft’s mobile marketing platform and expertise helps brands and advertisers drive highly engaging, measurable and amplified campaigns, with the ability to reach nearly three billion consumers worldwide. Through its relationships with approximately 60 application partners, Swyft boasts one of the largest opportunities for brands to reach younger consumers in a way that feels natural and unobtrusive. For more information, visit: www.swyftmedia.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Swyft Media Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TYPE).

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

 

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