Valiant Entertainment Renews Distribution Deal with Diamond

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Diamond Comic Distributors is pleased to announce that Valiant Entertainment has renewed its distribution agreement, making Diamond the worldwide distributor of Valiant’s comics and graphic novels within comic book specialty and book markets worldwide.

“Diamond is pleased to continue working closely with Valiant Entertainment, providing retailers with the opportunity to stock their favorite Valiant titles,” said Diamond’s Vice President of Purchasing, John Wurzer. “We look forward to seeing what the next 25 years for Valiant Entertainment holds as we work to help them grow their business.”

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Valiant is one of the most successful comic book publishing companies in the history of the medium with more than 81 million comics sold and a library of more than 2,000 distinct characters. Established by a brain trust of legendary comics creators including Jim Shooter, Bob Layton and Barry Windsor-Smith, Valiant’s heroes and villains inhabit the largest independently owned superhero universe anywhere in comics.

Re-established as Valiant Entertainment with a best-in-class management team that includes Chairman Peter Cuneo, CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, COO & CFO Gavin Cuneo, President of Licensing, Promotions & Ad Sales Russell A. Brown, and Publisher Fred Pierce, the company has returned to great commercial and critical success, winning a Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year and numerous industry awards and accolades. Valiant’s titles consistently rate among the best reviewed in comics.

In 2015, Valiant launched a new wave of best-selling hit series to multiple sell-outs and widespread critical acclaim, including THE VALIANT by New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt with art by Eisner Award-winner Paolo Rivera; IVAR, TIMEWALKER by New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente with art by Clayton Henry; DIVINITY by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt with art by Trevor Hairsine; IMPERIUM by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart with art by Doug Braithwaite; NINJAK by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt with art by Clay Mann and Butch Guice; and BLOODSHOT REBORN by New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire with art by Mico Suayan.

“Valiant’s enormous success since the company’s return to publishing in 2012 is due in no small part to the support and assistance of Diamond,” said Valiant Chief Operating Officer & CFO Gavin Cuneo. “We will continue work in close concert with the Diamond team in the coming years to ensure Valiant’s continued growth in comics retail shops and book stores around the world.”

New retailers interested in purchasing Valiant Entertainment titles are encouraged to contact Diamond’s New Accounts Department at newaccounts@diamondcomics.com or via phone at 443-318-8001.

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ABOUT VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT – Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

ABOUT DIAMOND BOOK DISTRIBUTORS (DBD)—DBD is a division of Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., and is dedicated to making a wide selection of graphic novels and other pop culture merchandise available globally to bookstores, libraries, schools, online retailers, mass merchants and others. DBD is the home to a number of world class publishers including IDW Publishing, publisher of 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, My Little Pony, G.I. Joe and Transformers; Image Comics, publisher The Walking Dead, Saga, Chew, and Morning Glories; Oni Press, Top Shelf Productions, and many others. For more information, visit Diamond Books on the web at www.diamondbookdistributors.com.


Valiant’s BOOK OF DEATH #1 to Debut Deluxe Ultra-Coated Covers in July! Plus: Go INSIDE THE BOOK OF DEATH in All of Valiant’s June-Shipping Titles!

BOD_001_COVER-A_GILLValiant is proud to announce that BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s astonishing four-issue event series beginning in July – will be the first to debut the new, deluxe ultra-coated cover process! Featuring alternating matte and varnish finishes on heavyweight cover stock, each 40-page issue of Valiant’s highly anticipated summer event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and all-stars artists Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite will leap off the shelf with an “ultra-coated” presentation unlike anything in comics today!

To make sure every retailer has an opportunity to examine this new type of cover process up close, Valiant will be mailing sample printings of the BOOK OF DEATH #1‘s deluxe ultra-coated covers to select comic book stores across the country, along with free BOOK OF DEATH promotional items including posters, pre-order coupons, bookmarks, pens, and more, in advance of the series’ June 22nd final order cut-off date.

If you are a retailer and would like to ensure you that you receive a BOOK OF DEATH promotional bundle, including your BOOK OF DEATH #1 deluxe ultra-coated cover sample, please email retailers@valiantentertainment.com and be sure to include the name of your retail outlet and mailing address.

BOOK OF DEATH is more than just a summer event. It’s a road-map to Valiant’s future that will have fans returning to each issue for years to come,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Given the colossal importance that BOOK OF DEATH holds for the biggest heroes in the Valiant Universe – and the suitably epic story that Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite have crafted – it is only fitting that we give BOOK OF DEATH the stunning presentation it deserves…and it’s just the first of many surprises yet in store for Valiant’s most ambitious event to date.”

Plus: fans can get in on the action leading up to the release of BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) with INSIDE THE BOOK OF DEATH – an exclusive six-page bonus insert arriving in all of Valiant’s June 2015 titles! Before the Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, X-O Manowar, Ninjak, and more begin their quest to prevent the coming cataclysm in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4), jump into the must-read comic event of 2015 right here with a complete overview into BOOK OF DEATH‘s most powerful players, an all-new interview from writer Robert Venditti, advance peeks of the series’ stunning interior artwork from Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite, and a checklist chronicling the details on each chapter! Look for INSIDE THE BOOK OF DEATH inside of the following Valiant titles on sale in June 2015:

  • IMPERIUM #5 (ON SALE JUNE 3)
  • DEAD DROP #2 (of 4) (ON SALE JUNE 3)
  • X-O MANOWAR: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 (ON SALE JUNE 10)
  • UNITY #19 (ON SALE JUNE 10)
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 (ON SALE JUNE 17)
  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #6 (ON SALE JUNE 17)
  • X-O MANOWAR #37 (ON SALE JUNE 17)
  • NINJAK #4 (ON SALE JUNE 24)

So let it be written… So let it be done… On July 15th, the next two thousand years of history collide with the most powerful heroes of today in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)!

The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.

Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.

Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?

Start reading here on July 15th as all-star creators Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite begin a thousand-year journey into the future of the Valiant Universe…and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today, only in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by ROBERT GILL (MAY151586)
Cover B by CARY NORD (MAY151587)
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY151588)
Cover D by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY151589)
Character Design Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (MAY151591)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (MAY151592)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (MAY151593)
Blank Cover also available (MAY151590)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)

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X-O MANOWAR Ushers in EXODUS – A Powerful New Turning Point Beginning in August!

XO_039_COVER-A_SANDOVALTwo peoples. One planet. This summer, can a man of war broker peace between Earth and a renegade alien nation in search of a new world?

Valiant is proud to announce EXODUS – a pivotal new story arc beginning this August in X-O MANOWAR #39! Jump on board here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, Green Lantern) and fan-favorite artist Rafa Sandoval (X-Men: Legacy) trap Valiant’s most powerful hero between two peoples he has sworn to protect – humanity…and a mass migration of alien refugees, orphaned and cast adrift by the unassailable attack of DEAD HAND!

Aric of Dacia is X-O Manowar, hero to humanity, leader of the remaining Visigoths, and a husband about to start a new family. He is also the bearer of Shanhara, and tantamount to a god in the eyes of the alien race known as the Vine. Now, in the aftermath of DEAD HAND’s destruction of their world, the Vine need a new home and have chosen Earth – tearing Aric between two races that worship him, but each despise one another. Have these last living remnants of the Vine’s civilization come seeking peace? And what changes will their arrival herald for our world? All – human and alien alike – will be tested when an old enemy seizes this moment of turmoil to attack Aric at his weakest…and forces the people of Earth to pay an impossible price for X-O Manowar’s allegiance.

“What an amazing story Rob has planned for you all – a twist on Aric’s history that remains true to X-O Manowar’s spirit and will be full of surprises for longtime Valiant fans and new readers alike,” said X-O Manowar editor Tom Brennan. “X-O Manowar spent so much of his life fighting the Vine and now he must be their champion – how will Earth react? Or his fellow survivors of Vine enslavement for that matter? We’re going to answer those questions and more, and Rafa Sandoval’s ability to brilliantly blend character drama and widescreen action is the perfect compliment to Rob’s story of what it truly means to be a hero.”

This August, brace for impact as the Earth confronts its alien EXODUS head-on, only in X-O MANOWAR #39 – featuring covers by red-hot artists Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye), Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH), CAFU (UNITY), and Brent Peeples (Last of the Greats)! In the aftermath of X-O Manowar’s oversized wedding extravaganza, a new era for humanity begins here with a perfect jumping-on point for the acclaimed superhero series that Comic Vine calls “Valiant’s top book, month after month”.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

X-O MANOWAR #38 (WEDDING SPECTACULAR!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with AMY CHU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL with CLAYTON HENRY, CAFU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Cover A (Wraparound) by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151599)
Cover B by CARY NORD (MAY151600)
Cover C by CAFU (MAY151601)
Variant Cover by JAY FABARES (MAY151603)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER ((MAY151604)
Blank Invitation Variant Also Available (MAY151602)
$4.99 |48 pgs.| T+ | On sale JULY 1 (FOC 6/8/15)

X-O MANOWAR #39 (NEW ARC! “EXODUS” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151599)
Cover B by ROBERT GILL (MAY151600)
Variant Cover by CAFU
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale AUGUST 12 (FOC – 7/20/15)

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Valiant Previews: BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 | NINJAK #3 – On Sale May 20th!

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAR151575)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (MAR151576)
Cover C by RAUL ALLEN (MAR151577)
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAR151578)
Variant Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (MAR151579)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (MAR151580)

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Green Arrow) and rising superstar Mico Suayan (HARBINGER, Moon Knight) continue their bold reimagining of this classic Valiant icon!

The man once known as the unstoppable killing machine called BLOODSHOT must track down the impostors carrying out mass shootings in his former name. But the hunter becomes the hunted when an upstart FBI investigator and her grizzled partner believe the original Bloodshot himself to be responsible for the murders. Can Bloodshot elude the agents – and his own inner demons – long enough to take out a nanite-infused gunman?

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 20

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR151597)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (MAR151598)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAR151599)
Variant Cover by ANTONIO FUSO (MAR151600)

Ninjak’s to-do-list for May:
1. Subvert the largest most dangerous weapons dealer in the world. 2. Focus on not letting your tortured childhood distract you. 3. Push your memories of loss so far down that you forget how to feel. 4. Betray everyone you know. 5. Don’t get killed. (Repeat as necessary)

Your to-do-list for May:
1. Drop everything & pick up Ninjak #3 by acclaimed team of Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT), Clay Mann (X-Men), and Butch Guice (Captain America)! (Repeat as necessary)

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 20

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


Valiant Celebrates 25 Years at DENVER COMIC CON 2015 with All-New DEAD DROP #1 Exclusive, Signings, and More!

DEAD-DROP_001_DENVER_EXCLUSIVENext weekend, Valiant is bringing its best-selling series and red-hot publishing line to Denver Comic Con – Denver’s premiere pop-culture fan experience – as the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour continues its summer-long commemoration of Valiant’s silver anniversary!

From Saturday, May 23rd through Monday, May 25th, join Valiant at Booth #436 inside the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO for a weekend packed with convention-only exclusives, special creator guests and more from Valiant’s award-winning publishing line!

Stop by to shop a complete collection of Valiant trade paperback and hardcover collections…and then check out our latest and greatest selection of sold-out new series with first printings of DIVINITY, IMPERIUM, NINJAK and more – still available at the Valiant booth! And don’t miss a brand new selection of Valiant t-shirt designs with styles featuring Bloodshot, Divinity, the Harbinger Renegades, Ninjak, X-O Manowar, and many more!

Plus: debuting only in Denver – look for the DEAD DROP #1 Denver Comic Con Exclusive Variant, featuring artwork by fan-favorite artist Ian McGinty (Adventure Time) with Rian Sygh! Get on board the sold-out action new thriller from acclaimed creators Ales Kot (Secret Avengers) and rising star Adam Gorham (Zero) right here with an all-new exclusive edition, available only at Denver Comic Con!

Then look for signings all weekend-long from some of Valiant’s greatest talents including colorist David Baron (DIVINITY, THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE), artist Steve Lieber (QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE!), and writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG).

Still curious about where to start with Valiant? Join an all-star panel of Valiant staff and creators on Saturday, May 23rd at 3:40 pm in Room 303 for Valiant 101: The Story Starts Here – a step-by-step panel presentation detailing the origins of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Dr. Mirage, and more of Valiant’s top heroes and villains. If you’re new to the Valiant Universe, then this is the panel for you!

We’ll see you in Denver!

For tickets, directions, and more, visit DenverComicCon.com.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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First Look: BOOK OF DEATH #1 – The Future Stands Revealed in the Epic Valiant Event of Summer 2015!

BOD_001_COVER-A_GILLSo let it be written… So let it be done… On July 15th, the next two thousand years of history collide with the most powerful heroes of today in the must-read event of the summer!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) – the 40-page FIRST ISSUE of the blockbuster Valiant event of 2015 from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern) and the twin artistic talents of rising star Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER, Batgirl) and Valiant heavyweight Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice)!

The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.

Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.

Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?

Beginning in BOOK OF DEATH #1, each 40-page chapter of Valiant’s cataclysmic event epic features a full-length installment of the Valiant heroes quest for the Book of the Geomancer, illustrated by Robert Gill. Then, discover essential visions of tomorrow with never-before-seen sequences of the future, torn directly from the pages of the Geomancer’s book and featuring artwork by Doug Braithwaite! Featuring the last stands of Valiant icons, the first appearances of all-new heroes, and tantalizing clues of future events, BOOK OF DEATH is the gateway to the next decade of the Valiant Universe that will have fans returning to each issue for years to come!

On July 15th, the Book of the Geomancer spells doom for Valiant’s most powerful forces in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Robert Gill (ETERNAL WARRIOR), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR, Conan), Clayton Crain (RAI, X-Force), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT, Daredevil). Start reading here as all-star creators Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite begin a thousand-year journey into the future of the Valiant Universe…and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today, only in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)!

Plus: BOOK OF DEATH continues with four visionary tales of present and future ripped directly from the pages of the Book of the Geomancer! Each month, join an all-star cast of creators as they come aboard the summer’s monumental comics event to chronicle the ultimate fate of Valiant’s biggest and most indelible heroes. From the modern day to the far future, the destinies of Bloodshot, Ninjak, the Harbinger Renegades, X-O Manowar, and more will stand revealed in four essential, standalone chapters at the epicenter of BOOK OF DEATH:

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Doug Braithwaite
Cover by Rafa Sandoval
ON SALE IN JULY

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine
Cover by Kano
ON SALE IN AUGUST

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; Art by Kano
Cover by Raul Allen
ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti; Art by Clayton Henry
Cover by Cary Nord
ON SALE IN OCTOBER

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by ROBERT GILL (MAY151586)
Cover B by CARY NORD (MAY151587)
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY151588)
Cover D by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY151589)
Character Design Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (MAY151591)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (MAY151592)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (MAY151593)
Blank Cover also available (MAY151590)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151595)
Cover B by JEFTE PALO (MAY151596)
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN (MAY151597)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY151598)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 22 (FOC – 6/29/15)

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DEAD DROP #1 Leaps to Immediate Sell-Out, Returns with Second Printing in June! Plus: Your First Look Inside DEAD DROP #2!

DEAD-DROP_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTING Valiant is proud to announce that DEAD DROP #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the new four-issue superhero conspiracy thriller from acclaimed writer Ales Kot (Secret Avengers, The Surface) and rising star Adam Gorham (Zero) – has sold out at the distributor level and will soon return with a brand new printing! Look for the DEAD DROP #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING in stores on June 10th – one week after the sold-out series’ next chapter arrives in DEAD DROP #2 (of 4)!

There is a secret black market in New York. It is hidden in plain sight – in our streets, trains, restaurants. Those who know how to navigate it exchange secrets of extraordinary nature. But when the secret in circulation is a biological weapon derived from Vine technology, the gloves are off – and the most extraordinary agents are released to stop the disaster before it occurs.

X-O Manowar, Archer, Neville Alcott, Detective Cejudo and Beta-Max are ready to save the world. And the countdown to DEAD DROP starts now!

This June, every second counts as acclaimed creators Ales Kot and Adam Gorham bring the far corners of the Valiant Universe crashing down on New York City in the DEAD DROP #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING and DEAD DROP #2 (of 4)! Don’t miss a moment of the high-speed superhero thriller that fans and critics are heralding as one of the summer’s most exciting new series:

“✮✮✮✮½…Instantly addictive. Get on board and see where this story swerves next.” – Bloody Disgusting

“Unabashed full-issue action… DEAD DROP #1 is a refreshing rollercoaster of an introduction…” – Comic Book Resources

“Valiant made a great choice putting [DEAD DROP] in the hands of Ales Kot and Adam Gorham… Pretty fantastic.” – Topless Robot

“[A] fast-paced thriller… Adam Gorham’s stylish and fluid pencils are perfectly suited to Ales Kot’s speedy script…” – Newsarama

“DEAD DROP #1 will leave you wanting more… A fun ride with tons of great action by a great creative team…” – Multiversity Comics

“Fast paced and entertaining. A great jump on point for any new Valiant readers.” – Inside Pulse

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

DEAD DROP #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (MAR158550)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 10 (FOC – 5/18/15)

DEAD DROP #2 (of 4)
Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (APR151773)
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM (APR151774)
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL (APR151775)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 3 (FOC – 6/3/15)

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Valiant Previews: IMPERIUM #4 | X-O MANOWAR #36 | UNITY #18 – On Sale May 13th!

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Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE (MAR151601)
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Variant Cover by CARY NORD (MAR151604)
Character Design Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (MAR151605)

The greatest villain in the Valiant Universe wages war…to create Utopia! New York Times bestselling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) continue the unprecedented comics story of a madman determined to save the world…at any cost!

Toyo Harada is assembling a legion of living weapons. And the last, greatest gambit he needs is deep within the clutches of his most powerful opponents. To secure the human asset critical to his plan, Harada gambles everything he has in an all-out battle to win everything he desires!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 13

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A (Overlay Wrap) by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAR151585)
Cover B (Wraparound) by JORGE MOLINA (MAR151586)
Variant Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (MAR151587)
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DEAD HAND descends on X-O Manowar!

He may wield the universe’s most powerful weapon, but not even X-O Manowar is enough to combat the unstoppable doomsday protocol called Dead Hand. To defeat this mighty army, Aric will need some might of his own…and an unlikely ally might be the key to victory! Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, The Flash) and Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) continue the modern epic DEAD HAND!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 13

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UNITY_018_COVER-A_PEREZUNITY #18 (“HOMEFRONT” – PART 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by PERE PEREZ (MAR151610)
Cover B by PHILIP TAN (MAR151611)
25th Anniversary Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAR151612)
Variant Cover by JOE EISMA (MAR151613)

The truth is declassified!

Discover what top-secret mission very nearly broke Unity and brought its heroes to the brink…and beyond. And has Major Palmer, the veteran field commander of H.A.R.D. Corps, come to lead Unity to a new day…or infiltrate it and bring it down?

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 13

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


The Valiant 25th Anniversary Tour Heads to Atlantic City Boardwalk Con 2015 with Panels, Signings, Merchandise, and More!

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The Valiant 25th Anniversary Tour is feeling lucky! This May, Valiant is bringing its silver anniversary festivities to the inaugural Atlantic City Boardwalk Con (ACBC) in Atlantic City, NJ – and we’re bringing along a boatload of merchandise and special guests to celebrate!

From Friday, May 15th through Sunday, May 17th, visit Valiant at Booth #1105 inside the Atlantic City Convention Center for a weekend packed Valiant panels, free giveaways, and the best that Valiant’s award-winning publishing line has to offer!

First, find out why Valiant is the best-reviewed publisher in comics today by shopping a complete collection of Valiant trade paperback and hardcover collections…and then check out our latest and greatest selection of sold-out new series with DIVINITY, IMPERIUM, NINJAK and more – still available at the Valiant booth!

Then, check out a new selection of Valiant t-shirt designs, debuting exclusively at ACBC 2015 – including the first-ever classic Bloodshot t-shirt (featuring artwork by Valiant legend Barry Windsor-Smith), a new Harbinger Renegades t-shirt (featuring artwork by Harvey Award-nominated artists Khari Evans), and all-new edition of Valiant’s best-selling X-O Manowar t-shirt (featuring artwork by Eisner Award-winning artist David Aja)!

Plus: new to Valiant Comics? Join a panel of Valiant staff and creators on Friday, May 15th at 1 pm ET in Room 308/309 for Valiant 101: The Story Starts Here – a step-by-step panel presentation detailing the origins of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Dr. Mirage, and more of Valiant’s top heroes and villains. Looking for where to start with Valiant? This is the panel for you!

Then, on Saturday, May 16th at 12 pm ET in Room 303, get the inside track on all of Valiant’s silver anniversary plans with the Valiant 25th Anniversary Celebration! From NINJAK and BLOODSHOT REBORN to the upcoming events of BOOK OF DEATH, find out what’s coming next for the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes with an all-star panel presentation, featuring Valiant creators and staff!

The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour is in full swing this May at Atlantic City Boardwalk Con 2015! We’ll see you in AC!

For tickets, directions, and more, visit Atlantic City Boardwalk Con.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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Valiant New Printing Alert: Sold-Out NINJAK #1, NINJAK #2, IMPERIUM #2 and IMPERIUM #3 Return to Stores in June!

NINJAK_001_COVER_THIRD-PRINTINGHot on the heels of Free Comic Book Day, Valiant is proud to announce that multiple issues of two of the summer’s best-selling new series – NINJAK and IMPERIUM – have sold out at the distributor level and will return with new printings in June!

First, go back to the beginning with the NINJAK #1 THIRD PRINTING – the sold-out FIRST ISSUE of new smash-hit series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, DIVINITY) and superstar artists Clay Mann (X-Men) and Butch Guice (Captain America) – and the NINJAK #2 SECOND PRINTING, both in stores June 3rd!

Start reading here as MI-6′s deadliest super-spy dares to duel with the Shadow Seven, a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past! After two sold-out printings, find out why NINJAK is being heralded as the must-read new series of 2015:

“An immensely entertaining comic that would make one hell of an action movie… Yet another strong superhero debut from Valiant…” – The Onion/AV Club

“[NINJAK] offers some serious bang for your buck… As is expected from Valiant, this is a first issue that is the very definition of ‘rock solid’.” – Newsarama

“Smart, exciting and full of jaw-dropping visuals, NINJAK needs to be on your pull list.” – Comic Vine

“High-octane action… Ninjak’s long awaited solo series is off to a solid start…” – IGN

Plus: each 40-page issue of NINJAK comes packed with a full-length story by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann, followed by an essential second feature from Kindt and Butch Guice, chronicling Ninjak’s never-before-revealed origin for the first time anywhere!

Then, a psychic dictator, an inhuman robot, a mad scientist, a murderous alien, and a super-powered terrorist are about to try and take over the world…and you’re going to be rooting for them every step of the way in the the IMPERIUM #2 SECOND PRINTING and the IMPERIUM #3 SECOND PRINTING! Arriving in stores here on June 3rd alongside the all-new arc beginning in IMPERIUM #5, join New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER, Unknown Soldier) and blockbuster artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice) here as Toyo Harada recruits a new legion of monsters and malcontents to change the world…by any means necessary.

Jump on board here to witness Toyo Harada’s super-powered crusade for the fate of civilization firsthand in the daring follow-up to HARBINGER that is thrilling fans and critics:

“A fascinating examination of the effects super powers might have on the real world… It’s worth paying attention.” – Wired

“✮✮✮✮… [Imperium] will give existing readers everything that they enjoyed in “Harbinger,” and new readers will find themselves wanting to stick around.” – Comic Book Resources

“Joshua Dysart really has cooked up something special here to behold… Definitely another feather in the cap of the Valiant Entertainment line…” – Bloody Disgusting

“✮✮✮✮… Dysart and Braithwaite are exploring fascinating ideas in IMPERIUM… Another accessible, interesting, and unique entry point into the ever expanding Valiant Universe.” – ComicBook.com

Valiant’s sold-out summer continues on June 3rd when two of the most acclaimed new series of the year return with the NINJAK #1 THIRD PRINTING, NINJAK #2 SECOND PRINTING, IMPERIUM #2 SECOND PRINTING, and IMPERIUM #3 SECOND PRINTING! Don’t miss a moment of Valiant’s latest hit ongoing series – contact your local comics retailer to pre-order your copies today!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

NINJAK #1 THIRD PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR158383)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 3 (FOC – 5/11/15)

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR158382)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 3 (FOC – 5/11/15)

IMPERIUM #2 SECOND PRINTING
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by RAUL ALLEN (MAR158380)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 3 (FOC – 5/11/15)

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Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by RAUL ALLEN (MAR158381)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 3 (FOC – 5/11/15)

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