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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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

BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by KANO (AUG162036)
Cover B by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (AUG162037)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (AUG162038)
Cover D by RYAN STEGMAN (AUG162039)
Cover E by CULLY HAMNER (AUG162040)
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE (AUG162042)
B&W Sketch Variant by RYAN STEGMAN (AUG162043)
Blank Cover Also Available (AUG162041)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 26 (FOC – 10/3/16)

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

QUIDD_001_XO_FrontAward-Winning Comic Book Publisher Launches On Quidd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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About Valiant Entertainment:

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

About Quidd:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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VALIANT and CATALYST GAME LABS Release VALIANT UNIVERSE: THE DECK BUILDING GAME

VALIANT-UNIVERSE_DECKBUILDING_BOX-ARTThe Valiant Universe enters its first-ever deck building game with an interactive story line, collectible figurines, and more!

Debuting this week at Gen Con 2016, Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce the release of VALIANT UNIVERSE: THE DECK BUILDING GAME – the latest tabletop game created in collaboration with Catalyst Game Labs! Following the success of the critically lauded VALIANT UNIVERSE RPG, Catalyst Game Labs and Valiant are taking their partnership to new heights with the next astonishing game featuring your favorite superheroes! Command the Valiant Universe like never before with the first series of highly detailed figurines from the Valiant Universe, including X-O MANOWAR, FAITH, LIVEWIRE, BLOODSHOT, and NINJAK, and immerse yourself in strategic deck building gameplay that includes over 200 unique playing cards!

Deep beneath Alcatraz prison lies a top secret base operated by the paramilitary contractor known as Project Rising Spirit. Known only as “the Facility,” P.R.S.’s secret bunker is armed with enough power to change the world—or destroy it. When word of the subterranean facility leaks, the Valiant Universe’s most powerful groups, including The Harbinger Foundation, G.A.T.E., and the Harbinger Renegades, race to acquire the deadly possessions and put the fate of the world in their hands! With a cataclysmic confrontation imminent, take control with your warring team and claim P.R.S.’s base for yourself! As the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes fight at your command, move your superhero miniatures through an interactive facility grid to acquire cards for an unbeatable deck and attack your opponents in a world-shaking battle for supremacy!

“We’re incredibly excited to have gamers and fans take control of the critically acclaimed characters of the Valiant Universe,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales. “We’re incredibly happy to be continuing our partnership with Catalyst Game Labs, and to be creating another immersive gaming experience with exciting features, innovative gameplay mechanics, and finely sculpted figurines that are collectibles in their own right. The level of quality that Catalyst has put into this game is astounding, and ensures that fans new and old will get a superb gaming experience set in the Valiant Universe.”

As your favorite heroes and villains assemble for an unprecedented battle royale, determine the very fate of the Valiant Universe with a jam-packed gaming experience exploding with the following items:

  • Five highly detailed superhero miniatures, including X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, Livewire, and Ninjak!
  • 5 Zone of Influence cards
  • 5 Organization cards
  • 25 Basic cards
  • 25 Shutdown cards
  • 15 Power cards
  • 175 Sector cards
  • 1 Facility Durability Tracker
  • 1 six-sided die
  • 1 sheet of cardboard counters

X-O Manowar! Bloodshot! Faith! The entire Valiant Universe is yours to direct in a table-shattering game that will leave you reeling for hours! Available online and in hobby shops everywhere this September for $59.95, assemble your deck, control your heroes, and enter the fight of your life with VALIANT UNIVERSE: THE DECK BUILDING GAME, the latest astonishing tabletop game from Catalyst Game Labs and Valiant Entertainment!

Plus: Preorder your copy of VALIANT UNIVERSE: THE DECK BUILDING GAME now, and receive a limited edition figurine of RAI, Valiant’s critically acclaimed hero of the 41st century, and the star of 2016′s best-selling summer event, 4001 A.D.!

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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 Catalyst Game Labs:
Catalyst Game Labs is dedicated to producing high quality games and fiction that mesh sophisticated game mechanics with dynamic universes-all presented in a form that allows beginning players and long-time veterans to easily jump into our games and fiction readers to enjoy our stories even if they don’t know the games.

Catalyst Game Labs is an imprint of InMediaRes Productions, LLC, which specializes in electronic publishing of professional fiction. This allows Catalyst to participate in a synergy that melds printed gaming material and fiction with all the benefits of electronic interfaces and online communities, creating a whole-package experience for any type of player or reader. Find Catalyst Game Labs online at www.catalystgamelabs.com.

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First Look: Mystery and Myth Await the World’s First Detective in BRITANNIA #2 – Coming this October from Peter Milligan and Juan Jose Ryp!

BRITANNIA_002_COVER-A_NORDFar beyond the gates of Rome, the world’s first detective descends into the Pagan frontier!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of BRITANNIA #2 (of 4) – the second blistering chapter to Valiant’s latest prestige-format epic from comics master Peter Milligan (X-Men, Detective Comics) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone)! This October, duty leads to darkness when Antonius Axia, the world’s first detective, is dispatched to a land where order, sanity, and law hold no authority. As reality threatens to unravel with each step into his inconceivable investigation, Antonius must rely on his fractured mind to keep Britannia’s untold horrors at bay…and his very soul from shattering!

Dispatched to the remote outpost of Britannia by Rome’s highest power, the ancient world’s first detective – veteran legionary Antonius Axia – has found himself on a horrifying journey that will challenge everything he knows about death, destiny, and the limits of reality itself. But in this wild and pagan land, far removed from Nero’s control and influence, how will he grapple with the witches, demons and deities that lurk just out of sight These are aberrations beyond the comprehension of a citizen of history’s most civilized empire…and, as Axia searches for the truth behind their making, he must first ask himself: Are these monsters truly creatures of myth…or creations of his own mind?

“Antonius tries to adopt what we might call a ‘rational’ attitude toward the world or toward problems: whereas many Romans would seek to sacrifice to the gods or look to those gods for an understanding of why something happens, or what a person is as they are, Antonius seeks to understand cause and effect,” series writer Peter Milligan told Comic Book Resources. “He seeks to understand the psychology of a person by means of clues, by evidence.”

On October 12th, be there as Peter Milligan and Juan Jose Ryp lead a phantasmagorical expedition in the lands between darkness, desire, and destruction. “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” takes its most menacing journey yet in an unrelenting trial of the spirit, only in BRITANNIA #2 (of 4) – featuring covers from Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK), Ryan Lee (Inhuman), and Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son)!

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

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

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BRITANNIA #2 (of 4) (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale OCTOBER 12

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Valiant Previews: 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 – On Sale August 3rd!

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Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
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Witness the battle-scarred debut of Valiant’s top-secret new hero! As the war for 4001 A.D. rages, the coming of War Mother starts now in all-new standalone adventure torn from the pages of the summer’s biggest comics event!

In the 41st century, much of the planet has been reduced to a barren wasteland. New Japan orbits the Earth as a floating oasis that towers over the ashes of the old world. The survivors of this desolate new age, robbed of the planet’s once-lush natural resources, must endure great hardships to survive. Amidst the devastation, one outpost of scientific knowledge has thrived by adhering to a strict code of isolation. But even the denizens of this walled city must venture out into the wasteland to gather supplies from the remnants of what was. This task is designated to one and one alone: War Mother.

But all is not peaceful, even in New Japan. When the space-faring empire begins jettisoning city-sized sectors to Earth during the onset of a civil war, War Mother is called upon with a new mission: mega-salvage! Armed with a newly born sentient sniper rifle, War Mother is a one-woman army bent on sacking the crash-landed sector’s technology-laden debris for anything of value to her tribe. But, as calm turns to chaos, Sector 8146 will reveal a telling secret about Earth’s true order that will collide War Mother against her community, her code, and her calling…and bring destruction down upon one of humanity’s last surviving outposts of order.

Out of the ashes of the summer’s most ambitious crossover event, New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (GENERATION ZERO) and spectacular rising star Tomas Giorello (Conan) introduce the Valiant Universe to the boldest new hero of this century or the next when War Mother makes her history-shattering debut!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale AUGUST 3 (FOC – 7/11/16)

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First Look: 4001 A.D. #4 – Kindt & Crain Lead the Epic Finale to Valiant’s Summer Blockbuster in August!

4001_004_COVER-A_CRAiNThis August, Valiant’s most ambitious event yet goes out in a blaze of fury and steel…and the heroes of the 41st century take the first step toward a monumental new era!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of 4001 A.D. #4 (of 4) – the white-hot finale to the year’s most acclaimed crossover event from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II, Dept. H) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI, Carnage)! On August 31st, Rai’s tech-augmented insurgency against Father and the forces of New Japan ends in a world-shaking climax that will recast the fate of Earth, humanity, and the new era that lies ahead! As the tyrannical ruler of New Japan deploys his final gambit to save his despotic regime, the future itself will be rewritten in a final battle that will collide father against son for a cosmic showdown two millennia in the making…

As 4001 A.D. prepares to enter full-metal overdrive, now is the time to find out why Valiant’s widescreen sci-fi superhero epic is sweeping the summer as the year’s best reviewed comics event:

“✮✮✮✮✮… A gripping storyline and fluid art make 4001 A.D. a sure-fire hit. – All-Comic

“✮✮✮✮… 4001 A.D. is turning out to be a poetic masterpiece.” – AiPT!

“✮✮✮✮ ½… Huge-scale action… [4001 A.D.] establishes the series as arguably the summer’s biggest and best event.” – Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮ ½… Ripe with action… Writer Matt Kindt [has] dialed the story up to a ten real quick…” – Fanboy Nation

“✮✮✮✮… [4001 A.D.] is certainly one of the best looking comics out there today.” – The Broken Infinite

“✮✮✮✮… 4001 A.D. is big, in every way possible… The slick writing and incredible visuals make this a tasty treat for one and all. You lucky, lucky people.” – Big Comic Page

“✮✮✮✮… Superbly written…[4001 A.D.] is an excellent book. – Pop Culture Uncovered

On August 31st, bear witness to history in the making as Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain usher in a bold new stage for the future yet to come! The ultimate fate of Rai, Father, and Earth itself will soon be revealed, only in 4001 A.D. #4 (of 4) – featuring covers from Clayton Crain (RAI), Tula Lotay (The Wicked + The Divine) Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Philip Tan (Batman & Robin), Ryan Lee (Inhuman), and Ryan Sook (Wednesday Comics)!

Also coming in August, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes with the next stunning revelation from New Japan’s never-before-revealed history in RAI #16 by 4001 A.D. mastermind Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist CAFU! Centuries before 4001 A.D., witness the rise of New Japan’s greatest champion as a new Rai is anointed by Father’s forces! The missing links connecting the world of today with the 41st century’s empire of tomorrow continue here with another standalone adventure at the epicenter of 4001 A.D.!

Then: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as a staggering cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the future holds for Valiant’s most iconic heroes in a new series of four indispensable one-shots! Featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and the debut of an all-new, top-secret character with a crucial tie to the present and future of the Valiant Universe, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force here with four new chapters from Valiant’s most acclaimed creators, ripped directly from the pages of 4001 A.D.:

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH); Art by Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)
On sale now

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
On sale now

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Jody Houser (FAITH) & Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
On Sale now

4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER); Art by Tomás Giorello (Conan)
On Sale in August

Each chapter of “THE SUMMER OF THE 4001 A.D.” is designed for maximum accessibility and can be read in concert with the core 4001 A.D. series or stand on its own for a centuries-spanning vision of the future.

4001 A.D. #4 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN161897)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (JUN161898)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUN161899)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (JUN161900)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN161901)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161902)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (JUN161903)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (JUN161904)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 31st (FOC–8/8/16)

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First Look: Eisner Award Winner Colleen Doran Joins Valiant’s X-O MANOWAR #50 Anniversary Milestone


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For the first time anywhere, Valiant is proud to reveal that Eisner Award-winning artist Colleen Doran – best known for work on some of comics’ most acclaimed series including The Sandman, Wonder Woman, and, most recently, FAITH – will contribute an all-new cover to X–O MANOWAR #50, the massive 64-page anniversary milestone arriving in stores this September! Springing off her Valiant debut in the pages of July’s FAITH #1, Doran joins a formidable roster of comics all-stars – including New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps), X-O MANOWAR visionaries Cary Nord (Conan), Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS), Diego Bernard (NINJAK), Rafa Sandoval (Green Lantern), and Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH), series artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), and special guest stars galore – for Valiant’s biggest blockbuster milestone of all time!

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

Two decades later, as the lead title of “THE SUMMER OF VALIANT” relaunch in 2012, X-O MANOWAR #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord firmly established the Valiant resurgence with four sold-out printings and the single highest sales for any new comics publisher in more than a decade. With a single run totaling 56 issues, X-O MANOWAR has gone on to become one of the longest running superhero series of the modern era, earn a multitude of awards, nominations and critical accolades from some of the industry’s most prestigious outlets, and form the backbone of Valiant’s superhero universe along the way. Now, join one of the greatest legends in comic book history as Aric of Dacia faces his deadliest test yet…in the colossal X-O MANOWAR #50 anniversary milestone!

For centuries, the sacred X-O Manowar armor has stood unrivaled as the universe’s most powerful weapon. Today, will it equal Earth’s doom? An unthinkable alien race known only as The Torment has come to our world in search of the armor’s secrets. Now, they stand opposed by Aric of Dacia – former slave, noble warrior, resolute king, and current master of the armor’s near-limitless capabilities. But is one man…and one weapon…enough to repel a force capable of leveling a thousand civilizations?

First: the seismic final story arc, “LONG LIVE THE KING,” goes out in a world-shaking blaze of glory with longtime scribe Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps) and extraordinary artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil) manning the front line, alongside an all-star battalion of artists from across X-O MANOWAR‘s landmark 56-issue run: Cary Nord (Conan), Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS), Diego Bernard (NINJAK), Rafa Sandoval (Green Lantern), and Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)!

Chronicling X-O Manowar’s five-year-long impact on the people of Earth, and setting the stage for galaxy-spanning adventures yet to come in 2017 and beyond, no comic book fan can afford to miss the ultimate cosmic battle for the fate of Valiant’s most powerful hero!

Plus: Valiant is marking 50 epic issues with a formidable line-up of covers from an all-star cast of comics greats! Leading the charge is the X-O MANOWAR #50 All-Star Jam Cover – the biggest-ever jam cover in comics history, featuring 50 major comics talents in celebration of 50 issues for Valiant’s flagship series! Debuting as X-O MANOWAR #50‘s standard shelf cover, this never-before-attempted comics breakthrough features a breathtaking collection of top talents as they each deliver an all-new take on Valiant’s leading hero in their own signature style.

On September 28th, get a front row seat as comics legend Colleen Doran joins a staggering celebration of the past and future of Valiant’s most powerful hero in the 64-page X-O MANOWAR #50 anniversary milestone – also featuring covers by Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Marko Djurdjevic (Avengers), Marcos Martin (The Private Eye), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie), Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), Pere Perez (FAITH), Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals), Philip Tan (Batman & Robin), Kaare Andrews (Astonishing X-Men), and Phil Jimenez (DC Universe: Rebirth)!

Contact your local comic shop to reserve your copy today!

Finally, celebrate X-O Manowar’s landmark issue #50 finale with the X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY, running through each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING“! For no extra cost, each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING” 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 #50 (64 PAGES!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with JODY HOUSER, MATT KINDT, and PHILIP TAN
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE with DIEGO BERNARD, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, ROBERT GILL, TOMAS GIORELLO, CARY NORD, JAVIER PULIDO, PHILIP TAN, and RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A (All-Star Jam) by CARY NORD, BOB LAYTON, BRANDON PETERSON, STEPHEN PLATT and 46 MORE X-O ALL-STARS!
Cover B by PAOLO RIVERA
Cover C by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Cover D by MARCOS MARTIN
Cover E by MICO SUAYAN
Cover F by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Cover G by SHANE DAVIS
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by COLLEEN DORAN
Variant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN
Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Variant Cover by COLLEEN DORAN
B&W Sketch Jam Cover by X-O ALL-STARS
$4.99 | 64 pgs. | T+ | Coming in SEPTEMBER!

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