Valiant Previews: DIVINITY II #2 (of 4) | BLOODSHOT REBORN #13 | IMPERIUM #16 – On Sale May 25th!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR161814)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (MAR161815)
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAR161816)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (MAR161817)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (MAR161818)

Russia reigns supreme!

Just a month after the arrival of long-lost cosmonaut Mishka, the former Soviet Union has made an impossible push to become the world’s preeminent superpower. But how? Ninjak has a theory, but it will require going undercover across enemy lines…and maybe some help from Mishka’s old comrade, Abram Adams – the god-like being known as Divinity! But can the motives of a deity among men ever truly be known…and will the return of Divinity’s former teammate rekindle his old allegiances?

The sold-out, award-winning superhero debut that turned the Valiant Universe upside-down steps out of the shadows and onto the global stage here with a new, prestige-format chapter from master storytellers Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine!

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BSRB_013_COVER-A_OLIVERBLOODSHOT REBORN #13
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by BEN OLIVER MAR161829
Cover B by JEFFREY VEREGGE MAR161830
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY MAR161831
Variant Cover by MIKE CHOI MAR161832

“THE ANALOG MAN” slams into a wreckage-strewn showdown that will shatter Bloodshot’s world…or what’s left of it…

Los Angeles. Thirty years later. The new mystery at the center of America’s post-apocalyptic future stands revealed when Bloodshot and Ninjak finally discover the identity of the Man in the White Tower. Who is he? Why does he ruthlessly rule over Los Angeles? And what is his connection to the silent army of X-O Manowar sentries that police this world, the strange Goo-tech that pervades it…and to even Bloodshot himself?

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Descender) and artist extraordinaire Lewis LaRosa (The Punisher) will shock you with the final fire-forged chapter of the eye-popping epic that must be seen to be believed as “THE ANALOG MAN” comes roaring to a close!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 25

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IMPERIUM_016_COVER-A_HENRYIMPERIUM #16
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover A by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR161836)
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD (MAR161837)
Variant Cover by ZACH MONTOYA (MAR161838)

“STORMBREAK” explodes!

Toyo Harada has gone to war to save his vision of world peace from the twin threats of his former protégé Livewire and Major Charlie Palmer’s H.A.R.D. Corps! Amid the chaos, the tables have turned…and now, members of Harada’s own team are angling to knife each other in the back! When the villains trying to save humanity fight their noblest instincts and the heroes who are trying to stop them struggle against their own demons…can anybody win?

And, now, even as the walls of Harada’s IMPERIUM begin to the fall, the seeds of his biggest strike yet are already being sown…

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 25 (FOC – 5/2/16)

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Retailer Advisory: Valiant’s 4001 A.D. #1 Sells Out, Rockets into Second Printing!

4001_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGOn June 29th, Valiant’s blockbuster event returns to comic shops everywhere for a second sold-out printing!

Valiant is proud to announce that 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the year’s most ambitious comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Knidt (DIVINITY II, NINJAK), superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI, Carnage), and Eisner Award winner David Mack (Daredevil, Fight Club 2) has sold out at the distributor level and will return to stores shelves on June 29th with the 4001 A.D. #1 SECOND PRINTING!

In the tradition of BOOK OF DEATH, ARMOR HUNTERS, and HARBINGER WARS, the biggest comics event of 2016 starts here as the fallen guardian of New Japan – Rai – drafts the 41st century’s most powerful heroes into a star-spanning battle for the ultimate fate of the Valiant Universe! At the dawn of the 41st century, the future of Earth will be decided in the stars as rebellion begins in the 4001 A.D. #1 SECOND PRINTING!

Don’t miss the chance to discover why critics everywhere are hailing 4001 A.D. as a widescreen sci-fi epic that must be seen to be believed:

“You need to pick up 4001 A.D… This is mind-boggling science fiction… [and] new readers will be sucked in to this insane orbit all the same. Give this one a shot, you’ll be thankful you did.” – Nerdist

“✮✮✮✮✮… A stunning sci-fi epic… Valiant Entertainment does a wonderful job of telling profound yet personal stories, and this series is an ideal example. Highly recommended!” – Major Spoilers

“✮✮✮✮✮… 4001 A.D. #1 is as smart as it is stunning… Gorgeous depictions and an exciting story make this book a sure winner.” – All-Comic

“✮✮✮✮½… Gorgeous… The action is fierce, the science fiction fun, and the art spectacular.” – AiPT!

“✮✮✮✮… One of Valiant Entertainment’s biggest stories to date… [4001 A.D.] offers an epic entry point into an universe that is quickly and confidently holding its own…” –Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮… The action here is breathtaking… It’s simply fun, superhero event storytelling.” – IGN

“✮✮✮✮… An explosive debut that builds on an existing premise and then doubles down for an especially strong introduction to Valiant’s latest event.” – Comic Book Resources

“✮✮✮✮… One of the most new-reader friendly beginnings to a big event book.” – Multiversity Comics

One hundred years from today, Father – the benevolent artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan – will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic action by launching Japan into space…where its people can thrive in isolation, away from the overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries, as New Japan orbits our increasingly unstable world, it will become a model society – one built on peace, prosperity…and Father’s control.

A thousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn to protect it from all enemies. For hundreds of years into the future, the Rai will single-handedly enforce New Japan’s justice well…and serve Father without question.

Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about to inherit the dark truth behind the origin of his kind…and discover the sinister secret at the heart of Father’s existence. For New Japan to live, Earth must die…and as Rai challenges his former master for the first time in more than a millennium, the lone guardian of New Japan will be cast out of his own Father’s kingdom…

Exiled from the only realm he’s ever known, Rai now walks the ravaged world of 4001 A.D. in search of forgotten heroes like himself…on a mission to collect the last surviving legends of a broken planet…and to forge a rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced civilization in history crashing back down to Earth.

On June 29th, join the fight for the future when the opening shot in “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” returns to comic shops everywhere with the 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING!

Then, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes with the return of Rai’s award-winning ongoing series in RAI #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the origin of New Japan and its very first guardian! Discover the essential history behind the dawn of 4001 A.D. here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK) and acclaimed artist CAFU (UNITY) unearth the answers behind Father’s tyrannical rise to power. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And just what is Rai’s true nature…and what happened to his nine earlier predecessors that once patrolled New Japan in his stead? Discover the shocking answers as RAI #13 returns to set the events of 4001 A.D. in motion – and reveals the epic arc of the Valiant Universe’s future history!

Plus: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as a staggering cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the 41st century 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)
Coming in June

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)
Coming in July

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

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4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN & DAVID MACK
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR168329)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 29TH (FOC – 6/6/16)

4001 A.D. #2 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR162044)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (APR162045)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (APR162046)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (APR162047)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR162048)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162049)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (APR162050)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (APR162051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 1st (FOC–5/9/16)

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RYAN LEE (APR162056)
Cover B by CAFU (APR162057)
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162058)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162059)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JUNE 8th (FOC – 5/16/16)

RAI #14 (“4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK (APR162052)
Cover B by ANDRES GUINALDO (APR162053)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (APR162054)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162055)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 22 (FOC – 5/30/16)

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Valiant Solicitations for AUGUST 2016 – GENERATION ZERO #1 | FAITH #2 | A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 (NEW ARC! “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN”) | And More!

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GENERATION ZERO #1 (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PÉREZ
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO
Variant Cover by KANO
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Blank Cover Also Available

Because you demanded it! Exploding out of the pages of HARBINGER WARS comes AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES starring GENERATION ZERO from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and blockbuster artist Francis Portela (FAITH)!

If you have a problem… If your parents won’t help… And if your cause is worthy… Log onto network #ZERO…because Generation Zero is listening.

Years ago, the children of the experimental strike team known as Generation Zero were taken from their families by Project Rising Spirit, a private weapons contractor, and raised to be psychic soldiers. After years of taking orders, they have fought for and won their freedom. Now, the world’s most wanted teenagers have pledged to protect each other tooth and claw, while using their extraordinary abilities to right wrongs for a generation without a future… To fight for kids, just like them.

One of those kids is Keisha Sherman, whose boyfriend just turned up dead after a suspicious car crash in Rook, Michigan – a newly booming tech town that sprang from rags to super-riches seemingly overnight. When Keisha makes a desperate plea into her webcam, the local high school suddenly finds itself with several unusual new students… But as word of Generation Zero’s presence spreads rapidly through the halls, this volatile band of teenage upstarts is about to discover that they’re far from the most extraordinary thing lurking behind Rook’s stainless-steel facade…

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24

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FAITH #2 (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PÉREZ and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KEVIN WADA
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover C by JERRY ORDWAY
Cover D by MEGHAN HETRICK
Variant Cover by JOE EISMA
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY

Faith Herbert… Prisoner of the Hollywood Hills!

Trapped with no aid in sight, Faith is coming face to face with her very-first supervillain! LA’s own sky-soaring hero always wanted to be like the comic book characters that inspired her…but is she ready to deal with the consequences of being a bonafide superhero? And, as if a new arch-nemesis weren’t enough, a shadowy figure is closing in on Faith’s secret identity! How’s that for a cliffhanger?!

Faith’s headline-grabbing adventures continue here as breakout writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and sensational artists Pere Pérez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) deliver the next high-flying chapter to the all-new ongoing series read ‘round the world!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24

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

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”!

$3.99| 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 10

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NINJAK #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
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Interlocking Variant A by ADAM GORHAM
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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

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4001 A.D. #4 (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 fall of the 41st century!

The ultimate battle is here as Rai and Father clash among the stars for the final fate of the future…and Earth along with it! As New Japan’s despotic ruler and its former protector enter their final showdown, will the orbiting satellite nation finally fall back to Earth? As the war for 4001 A.D. claims lives on both sides, who will live to greet the brave new world that lies ahead? And what will become of Rai, of Father, and civilization itself? The Valiant Universe of 4001 A.D. is forever changed right here as forces new and old prepare to rise from the ashes of New Japan!

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI) present the white-hot finale to Valiant’s biggest event yet!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 31

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4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover A by DAVID MACK
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover C by CARY NORD
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE

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

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RAI #16 (“4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK
Cover B by ANDRES GUINALDO
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE

4001 A.D. TIE-IN! Rai locked in fatal combat against…the true protector of New Japan?

As New Japan’s current protector, Aboto, slips beyond Father’s control, nothing can stop the unhinged warrior from destroying the orbiting nation from the inside out. To defeat this monster of his own making, Father must create his last and greatest Rai! But when Father’s fallen son and newest champion clash in the the streets of their sovereign nation, what dark information will Aboto bring into the light of day… and how will it fuel the flames of rebellion that await in the year 4001 A.D.?

The future as we know it takes its final horrifying shape here as 4001 A.D. mastermind Matt Kindt and fan-favorite artist CAFU reveal the final puzzle piece behind Valiant’s summer blockbuster event!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24

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X-O MANOWAR #49
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
Variant Cover by FRANCIS PORTELA
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM

Long live the king! The march to X-O MANOWAR #50 soldiers onward!

Witness the last stand of Earth’s greatest champion, X-O Manowar! With the world besieged by the Torment, Aric of Dacia has united his bravest allies and fiercest enemies for a last ditch effort to avert Armageddon. But will even their combined strength be enough against the seemingly infinite powers of this this unfathomable comic race? It’s the beginning of the end as the greatest battle in Valiant history starts here!

“LONG LIVE THE KING” reaches its most thrilling chapter yet as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and acclaimed artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil) deliver the penultimate chapter of Valiant’s flagship series!

Plus: The X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY continues right here! Each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING” comes bagged with one of 50 micro-prints – featuring artwork from a who’s who of comic superstars – or even one-of-a-kind original art!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 31

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #16
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover A by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover B by BEN OLIVER
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Interlocking Variant Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
Variant Cover by SEAN CHEN

Die and die again on…BLOODSHOT ISLAND!

As the endless process of life, death, and rebirth plagues Bloodshot and his fellow prisoners of Bloodshot Island, the being that hunts them – the ruthlessly efficient killer called Deathmate – grows stronger with each agonizing day. But as Bloodshot momentarily gains the upper hand on the shadowy organization that created him and its enigmatic instrument of destruction, he may stumble upon the greatest secrets of the island…and his own haunted past!

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Old Man Logan) and superstar artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) open fire on the most controversial chapter of BLOODSHOT ISLAND yet, sending shockwaves through the Valiant Universe that will be felt for years to come!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 31

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WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #10
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN
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Variant Cover by ANDRES GUINALDO

Pain and suffering await at the “LABYRINTH’”s end!

Against all odds, the Eternal Warrior has fought his way to the Labyrinth’s brutal and mysterious center. But his suffering is far from over! Standing between the Earth’s immortal master of war and freedom stands the figure only known as the Dying One…and the masterstroke in his centuries-long plan to unlock the secret of the Eternal Warrior’s immortality! Battered but not beaten, can Gilad Anni-Padda rise once more to fell his greatest foe…or will the madness of the “LABYRINTH” break his mind as well as his body?

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and visionary artist Raúl Allén (NINJAK) bring their blood-curdling epic to a boil as “LABYRINTH” reaches its unforgettable end – and determines the final fate of Valiant’s greatest warrior!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 17

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL. 1: IN THE BAG TPB
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art and Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE

GET SMASHED…OR BE SMASHED!

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! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)

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?

From red-hot rising star Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), Valiant’s next blockbuster series starts here!

Collecting A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1–4.

$9.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 17
ISBN: 978-1-68215-149-5

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#ValiantSummit 2016: “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” Begins in 2016 with Seven Must-Read New Series Debuts!

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As revealed today during the #ValiantSummit 2016 event live from New York City’s renowned UCB Theatre, Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” – 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 the first, much-demanded ongoing series for the breakout hero of the year, FAITH, “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 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

“With ‘THE FUTURE OF VALIANT,’ Valiant is entering an ambitious new phase – one that will challenge not only the size and scale of the stories we choose to tell, but even the very notion of what a Valiant comic can be,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “In just a short time, Valiant has established itself as the industry’s best reviewed publisher and a creative force to be reckoned with. Now, with ‘THE FUTURE OF VALIANT,’ we’re taking the mission of creating the best comics possible even further, and expanding with astonishing new concepts, a bold line-up of new characters, and one of the most talented rosters of creative talent working anywhere today.”

“Within the past year alone, Valiant has made unprecedented strides by bringing some of comics’ most celebrated characters to the fore. But DIVINITY and FAITH were just the first salvos,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “In ‘THE FUTURE OF VALIANT,’ we’re about to witness the next great Valiant heroes of tomorrow come roaring out of the gate with GENERATION ZERO, BRITANNIA, and SAVAGE. And we haven’t even revealed the full extent of what’s coming for BLOODSHOT U.S.A. and HARBINGER RENEGADES, let alone the universe of new ideas that is DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE… For new fans or old, this is a phenomenal time to find out why Valiant has succeeded in building the most acclaimed and accessible line of comics on the shelves.”

Rewatch all of “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” announcements on Twitch HERE with an exclusive live stream of today’s #ValiantSummit 2016 event, or find complete details on each series individually below:

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FAITH #1
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover by KEVIN WADA
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING JULY 2016

AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! The high-flying hero that captured the imagination of the world is back with a colossal new comics milestone!

In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and even worse… celebrities, there is only one woman the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and dedicated crime-fighter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence – like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance boyfriend half a world away, and the missing back issues that plague her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, Faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out once and for all! But who is lurking behind the mask of her new foe…and could they just be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless?

Jump on board now to find out why Valiant’s one-of-a-kind hero is inspiring a whole new generation! Be here as FAITH moves from her sold-out mini-series…and into the history-making debut of her first-ever ongoing series!

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GENERATION ZERO #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by STEPHEN MOONEY
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING AUGUST 2016

Because you demanded it! Exploding out of the pages of HARBINGER WARS comes AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES starring GENERATION ZERO from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and blockbuster artist Francis Portela (FAITH)!

If you have a problem… If your parents won’t help… And if your cause is worthy… Log onto network #ZERO…because Generation Zero is listening.

Years ago, the children of the experimental strike team known as Generation Zero were taken from their families by Project Rising Spirit, a private weapons contractor, and raised to be psychic soldiers. After years of taking orders, they have fought for and
won their freedom. Now, the world’s most wanted teenagers have pledged to protect each other tooth and claw, while using their extraordinary abilities to right wrongs for a generation without a future… To fight for kids, just like them.

One of those kids is Keisha Sherman, whose boyfriend just turned up dead after a suspicious car crash in Rook, Michigan – a newly booming tech town that sprang from rags to super-riches seemingly overnight. When Keisha makes a desperate plea into her webcam,
the local high school suddenly finds itself with several unusual new students… But as word of Generation Zero’s presence spreads rapidly through the halls, this volatile band of teenage upstarts is about to discover that they’re far from the most extraordinary thing lurking behind Rook’s stainless-steel facade…

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BRITANNIA #1 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by CARY NORD
PRESTIGE FORMAT LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2016

On the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery…

Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay…

From comics mastermind Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Shade the Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone) comes a psychological journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed – presented in an all-new prestige format limited series!

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BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by KANO
STANDALONE EVENT SERIES | BEGINNING OCTOBER 2016

In Bloodshot we trust!

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.

In the tradition of THE VALIANT, the Big Apple turns blood red in pivotal new standalone comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Extraordinary X-Men) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice)!

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HARBINGER RENEGADES #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art & Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING NOVEMBER 2016

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.

This November, the most fearless superteam in comics is going underground for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Happy!, The Boys)!

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SAVAGE #1 (of 4)
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
PRESTIGE FORMAT LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING NOVEMBER 2016

Fifteen years ago, the world’s most famous soccer star and his former supermodel wife –pregnant with their unborn child – disappeared without a trace. The world believes they are dead… But, in reality, their private jet crash-landed on a mysterious, unknown island ruled by by prehistoric creatures from another time…

This is the story of how they lost their humanity.

This November, acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and explosive artists Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) present a relentless epic of survival in a cold-blooded land ruled by instinct alone as SAVAGE makes his brutal entrance into the Valiant Universe!

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DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
PRESTIGE FORMAT LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING DECEMBER 2016

Earth has a new god. The world you know is gone. Welcome to the Stalinverse, comrade.

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NINJAK and the ETERNAL WARRIOR Collide for “THE FIST & THE STEEL” – Coming in August!

NINJAK_018_COVER-A_LATORRENinjak and The Eternal Warrior burst into the future as “THE FIST & THE STEEL” for a sword-swinging standalone adventure and all-new jumping-on point!

As revealed at Comic Vine, Valiant is proud to announce “THE FIST & THE STEEL” – AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT beginning this August in NINJAK #18! Many years from today, see where the battle-scarred road has taken Valiant’s deadliest operative as writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D., DIVINITY II) and acclaimed artists Khari Evans (HARBINGER) and Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark) deploy a seasoned Colin King into an unknown tomorrow! He may not be as fast or as strong as he once was, but with the Eternal Warrior at his side, Ninjak will show the world that his steel is as sharp as ever!

Many years from now, Earth’s immortal master of war and the world’s deadliest intelligence operative fight side by side as veteran brothers-in-arms. The decades of warfare and combat have taken their toll, but Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior still spend their waning days as humanity’s guardians, protecting it from the myriad threats that loom over the horizon of Earth’s future. But what united these wayward heroes as trusted allies, and how did they become the most feared force against evil?

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 reach inward for his one shot at survival. As Colin King enters a deep meditative state, his mind opens to futuristic visions of “THE FIST & THE STEEL”…and the clues that could save his cancer-ridden body!

Picking up the tale first glimpsed in last summer’s BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK, jump on board the death-defying adventures of the MI-6’s most feared super-spy here as the Eternal Warrior joins the fight to make all of Earth their battlefield! This August, the most exhilarating standalone tale of the century begins as Matt Kindt, Khari Evans, and Andres Guinaldo unsheathe a razor-sharp turning point for “THE FIST & THE STEEL,” only in NINJAK #18 – featuring covers by Diego Latorre (Dante’s Inferno), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Stephen Segovia (Action Comics), and Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP)!

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NINJAK #18 (ALL NEW ARC! “THE FIST & THE STEEL” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by KAHRI EVANS & ANDRES GUINALDO
Cover A by DIEGO LATORRE
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Interlocking Variant A by ADAM GORHAM
Interlocking Variant B by ADAM GORHAM
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+| COMING IN AUGUST

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Valiant Previews: RAI #13 (NEW ARC! “4001 A.D.”) | WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #7 (NEW ARC! “LABYRINTH”) | X-O MANOWAR ANNUAL 2016 #1 – On Sale May 18th!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK (MAR161800)
Cover B by ANDRES GUINALDO (MAR161801)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR161802)
Character Design Variant by CAFU (MAR161803)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAR161804)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! THE BATTLE FOR 4001 A.D. CONTINUES HERE!

As 4001 A.D. teeters on the brink, discover the intertwined origins of New Japan’s very first Rai and his creator, Father – the despotic artificial intelligence that would one day threaten us all. And as the truth behind these long-lost beginnings resurfaces, so too will the questions that have eluded mankind for nearly two millennia. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And what happened to the nine previous Rai that once swore allegiance to his empire?

The architect behind the summer’s most anticipated crossover event, Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II), joins forces with all-star artist CAFU (IMPERIUM) to uncover the never-before-told story of New Japan’s rise to power…and reveals just how the Valiant Universe of today became the 4001 A.D. of tomorrow!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 18th

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (MAR161809)
Cover B by PERE PEREZ (MAR161810)
Cover C by JUAN JOSE RYP (MAR161811)
Character Design Variant by KHARI EVANS (MAR161812)
Variant Cover by DAVE BULLOCK (MAR161813)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “LABYRINTH” starts now!

Across six millennia, Gilad Anni-Padda – an immortal warrior sworn to forever serve the Earth – has felled zealots and madmen, emperors and tyrants in the course of his duty. But nothing he’s faced yet can prepare him to run the “LABYRINTH” – a miles-long maze of horrors specifically designed to undermine his every strength, enhance his every weakness…and to send him screaming into the darkness of death at every turn. But what kind of brilliant but twisted psyche could have possibly conceived such a monument to terror…and for how many centuries have they plotted to break the mind and body of history’s most formidable soldier?

The answer lies at the heart of the “LABYRINTH” itself…and as Gilad endures a gauntlet of cutting-edge technology and sharpened steel, he’ll soon discover why the merciless figure known only as THE DYING ONE has singled the Eternal Warrior out for the ultimate deathtrap.

He will run. He will suffer. And when his ordeal is ended, the Eternal Warrior’s place in the Valiant Universe will be forever altered as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and visionary artist Raúl Allén (Hawkeye) unleash an all-new epic for Valiant’s immortal master of war!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 18th

 

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with AMY CHU and JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ with ADAM GORHAM, MIKE MCKONE, and J.G. JONES
Cover A by PHIL JIMENEZ (MAR161819)
Cover B by CARMEN CARNERO (MAR161820)
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL (MAR161821)
Variant Cover by JEFF DEKAL (MAR161822)

Join the adventures of Valiant’s flagship hero here with 64-pages of armor-busting action on the front lines of the Valiant Universe in X-O Manowar’s first-ever annual!

2016 is primed and ready to be X-O Manowar’s most pivotal year yet! But before Aric of Dacia can confront the biggest threat Earth has ever faced, he must first reflect on the past…and the outcome of a bloodstained battle on the frontier of the Roman Empire that continues to be felt to this day! Then: X-O Manowar’s sworn enemy, Commander Trill, readies for the war that is to come…by undergoing a life-threatening trial-by-fire that will test every ounce of his intellect and fury. Plus: Col. Jamie Capshaw must singlehandedly defend G.A.T.E from a menace nobody expected… and the Armorines begin an all-new mission at the heart of X-O Manowar’s world!

The life and times of the unstoppable X-O Manowar loom large as series mastermind Robert Venditti leads an all-star cast of Valiant’s greatest talents – including Amy Chu (Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death), Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), Jody Houser (FAITH), Mike McKone (Teen Titans), Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and more – into a 64-page epic too gargantuan for a single issue!

$5.99 | 64 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 18th (FOC – 4/25/16)

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Lettered Preview Debut: 4001 A.D. #2 – The Summer’s Biggest Comics Event Rockets Onward in June!

4001_002_COVER-A_CRAINOn June 1st, the most ambitious comics event of 2016 brings war to the 41st century – with Rai leading the charge!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of 4001 A.D. #2 (of 4) – the next continent-shaking chapter of Valiant’s blockbuster summer event from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II, Dept. H), and blockbuster artist Clayton Crain (Carnage)! On June 1st, Rai and his new band of allies push their insurrection against Father — the despotic A.I. that governs New Japan — to its punishing next level level with a full-frontal assault on the nation he once swore to protect!

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?

Jump on board here to find out why – in this millennium and the next – 4001 A.D. is reigning supreme as the most acclaimed comic book event of the year:

You need to pick up 4001 A.D… This is mind-boggling science fiction… [and] new readers will be sucked in to this insane orbit all the same. Give this one a shot, you’ll be thankful you did.” – Nerdist

✮✮✮✮✮… A stunning sci-fi epic… Valiant Entertainment does a wonderful job of telling profound yet personal stories, and this series is an ideal example. Highly recommended!” – Major Spoilers

✮✮✮✮✮… 4001 A.D. #1 is as smart as it is stunning… Gorgeous depictions and an exciting story make this book a sure winner.” – All-Comic

✮✮✮✮½… Gorgeous… The action is fierce, the science fiction fun, and the art spectacular.” – AiPT!

✮✮✮✮… One of Valiant Entertainment’s biggest stories to date… [4001 A.D.] offers an epic entry point into an universe that is quickly and confidently holding its own…” –Newsarama

✮✮✮✮… The action here is breathtaking… It’s simply fun, superhero event storytelling.” – IGN

✮✮✮✮… An explosive debut that builds on an existing premise and then doubles down for an especially strong introduction to Valiant’s latest event.” – Comic Book Resources

✮✮✮✮… One of the most new-reader friendly beginnings to a big event book.” – Multiversity Comics

On June 1st, Valiant’s searing vision of the future takes its next epic step forward as Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain take Rai’s fight against Father to the stars for the fate of the Earth! The war for the 41st century cuts deep with a cosmic clash of steel on steel, right here in 4001 A.D. #2 — featuring covers by Clayton Crain (X-Force), Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Philip Tan (Green Lantern), Ryan Lee (Inhuman), and Ryan Sook (Wednesday Comics)!

Encompassing the core 4001 A.D. event series, the return of Valiant’s acclaimed RAI ongoing series, and four all-new one-shots revealing the future incarnations of the Valiant Universe’s most iconic heroes, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” is the biggest and most visionary Valiant event to date – and a perfect introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics today.

It all starts in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new, standalone event series following Rai and the 41st century’s most formidable heroes into the fight against New Japan from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artists Clayton Crain (Carnage) and David Mack (Daredevil)!

Then, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes with the return of Rai’s award-winning ongoing series in RAI #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the origin of New Japan and its very first guardian! Discover the essential history behind the dawn of 4001 A.D. here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK) and acclaimed artist CAFU (UNITY) unearth the answers behind Father’s tyrannical rise to power. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And just what is Rai’s true nature…and what happened to his nine earlier predecessors that once patrolled New Japan in his stead? Discover the shocking answers as RAI #13 returns to set the events of 4001 A.D. in motion – and reveals the epic arc of the Valiant Universe’s future history!

Plus: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as a staggering cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the 41st century 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)
Coming in May

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Coming in June

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)
Coming in July

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

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

4001 A.D. #2 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR162044)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (APR162045)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (APR162046)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (APR162047)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR162048)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162049)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (APR162050)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (APR162051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 1st (FOC–5/9/16)

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RYAN LEE (APR162056)
Cover B by CAFU (APR162057)
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162058)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162059)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JUNE 8th (FOC – 5/16/16)

RAI #14 (“4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK (APR162052)
Cover B by ANDRES GUINALDO (APR162053)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (APR162054)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162055)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 22 (FOC – 5/30/16)

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Rafer Roberts & Mike Norton Bombard the Big Top for “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN” – Coming to A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 in August!

A&A_006_COVER-A_LAFUENTEThis summer, meet the strangest show on earth when “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN” rains carnies, cotton candy, and chaos down on Valiant’s history-smashing adventurers!

As revealed at ComicsAlliance, Valiant is proud to announce “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN” – AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT beginning this August in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6! Jump on board one of the year’s most critically acclaimed new series here as red-hot rising star Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and Eisner Award-winning sensation Mike Norton (Revival) unleash of baffling barrage of misguided mad science creations on a midway like no other! They’ve gone to head to head with the Greek god of partying, and even found romance along the way. But nothing can prepare Archer & Armstrong for what awaits within the weirdest carnival this side of the Mississippi… Especially one that’s populated by an entire gaggle of maladjusted Armstrong clones!

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, geeks, 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!

This August, start reading here to find out why A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG is the brain-bending new series that fans and critics all in a tizzy!

“Fantastic superhero adventure… Fun is one of this book’s top priorities…” – The A.V. Club

“✮✮✮✮✮… This is a killer book… This creative team is at the peak of their game here, making another home run hit for Valiant.” – Comic Crusaders

“Scathingly funny… A densely wacky, highly entertaining action comedy…” – Uproxx

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

“Goddamned hilarious…and still packs all the heart, action, and odd ball jabs and gags its predecessor presented.” – Ain’t It Cool News

“✮✮✮✮½ … Whether you are a long time fan or a first-time reader, there is a ton of fun to be had with [A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG].” – Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮½… A lot of action, adventure, commotion, and a ton of awesomeness… You will not be disappointed.” – ComicWow!

Bearded-lady Armstrongs, glass-eating Armstrongs, and lizard-boy Armstrongs, oh my! This August, grab a front-row seat for “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN” when Rafer Roberts and Mike Norton present a show-stopping jumping-on point that’s taking Archer & Armstrong on their strangest adventure yet! Featuring high-flying covers from David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), Kano (Gotham Central), Darick Robertson (Transmetroplitan), Pere Perez (IVAR, TIMEWALKER), Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm), and Diego Latorre (Dante’s Inferno), be there when mad science to the midway, only in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 (ALL NEW ARC! “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN” – PART 1)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover B by KANO
Cover C by DARICK ROBERTSON
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PÉREZ
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS
Variant Cover by DIEGO LATORRE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+| COMING IN AUGUST

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Valiant Announces #VALIANTSUMMIT 2016 – A Major Media Event Broadcasting Live from New York’s UCB Theatre on May 17th!

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With summer just around the corner, Valiant and New York’s renowned Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre are teaming up for an exclusive live presentation revealing a massive round of breaking news for the largest independent superhero universe in comics!

Valiant is proud to announce its second annual live-streaming media event with #VALIANTSUMMIT 2016 – an exclusive panel presentation broadcasting live from the UCB Theatre East in New York City on Tuesday, May 17th at 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT. Featuring a slate of major news and announcements for Valiant’s celebrated publishing line and more, #VALIANTSUMMIT 2016 will feature appearances by superstar writers Jody Houser (FAITH), Matt Kindt (4001 A.D., DIVINITY II), Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Fred Van Lente (4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER) alongside Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Director of Marketing, Communications & Digital Media Hunter Gorinson.

For more than a year, readers worldwide have speculated about top-secret, oft-rumored new projects like BRITANNIA, SAVAGE and PSI-LORDS…and what’s coming next for Valiant’s most indelible icons: X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, HARBINGER, SHADOWMAN, and more. Fans got their first tease on Free Comic Book Day 2016… Now, get ready to find out the answers as an all-star panel of guests pull back the curtain on Valiant’s plans for 2016 and beyond, only at #VALIANTSUMMIT 2016!

Follow all of #VALIANTSUMMIT 2016‘s news and announcements as they happen with an exclusive live stream on the Periscope app at @ValiantComics or via Valiant’s roster of broadcast partners, including VariantComics, Comicstorian, ComicsExplained, and ComicPOP. And join the conversation on Twitter at the official @ValiantComics account or follow along with live coverage throughout #VALIANTSUMMIT 2016 from the industry’s leading press outlets!

Plus: Look for a series of exclusive post-game recaps of all of #VALIANTSUMMIT 2016‘s events with interviews, analysis, extras, and more from Variant Comics, Comicstorian, and a host of the hottest YouTube personalities in comics today.

Space for #VALIANTSUMMIT 2016 is limited. If you are a member of the public and would like to attend in person, please RSVP at valiantsummit2016@valiantentertainment.com.

Established in 1989 by a brain trust of legendary comics creators, including Jim Shooter, Bob Layton and Barry Windsor-Smith, Valiant is one of the most successful comic book publishers in the history of the medium. With more than 81 million comics sold, Valiant’s award-winning comic book library has produced some of the most iconic and beloved superheroes anywhere in pop culture, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong, Faith, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, Shadowman and nearly 2,000 more. As the home of the largest independently owned universe of superhero characters in the industry, Valiant has distinguished itself with an emphasis on first-rate storytelling and creative innovation. In recent years, the company has forged ahead 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 became the first comics publisher to be formally invited by Twitter to pioneer the usage of Periscope for the first annual #VALIANTSUMMIT event, hosted live from Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters. Before a live audience of invited guests and a far-reaching legion of fans from around the globe, Valiant used the occasion to unveil several major announcements, including first word that the best-selling BOOK OF DEATH event had officially shattered records to become the most successful comic book event of the decade from an independent publisher.

Tune in live to witness the next monumental afternoon of news and announcements from Valiant Entertainment – the most celebrated publisher in comics today – live from New York’s UCB Theatre East on Tuesday, May 17th at 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT for #VALIANTSUMMIT 2016! Watch the proceedings live on the Periscope app or on Twitter…and join in using the #ValiantSummit hashtag!

Periscope is a live video streaming app for iOS and Android. Simply download the Periscope app, create a new user log-in or use your Twitter log-in credentials, and visit @ValiantComics to watch the #VALIANTSUMMIT 2016 panel presentation live from New York’s UCB Theatre East.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


Valiant Unveils 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 – The Top-Secret New Character Debut of 2016 Braces for Impact in August!

4001-WARMOTHER_001_COVER-A_MACKThis August, witness the battle-scarred debut of Valiant’s top-secret new hero! As the war for 4001 A.D. rages, the year’s can’t-miss first appearance starts here in an all-new standalone adventure!

As revealed at Gizmodo/io9, Valiant is proud to unveil 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 – the previously classified, self-contained one-shot launching a major new character into the future of the Valiant Universe on August 3rd! Out of the ashes of the summer’s most ambitious crossover event, join New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and spectacular rising star Tomás Giorello (Conan) for a comics milestone two millennia in the making when War Mother steps out of a highly speculated-upon cameo in last summer’s best-selling BOOK OF DEATH…and into her armor-piercing full-length debut!

“Much like DIVINITY or GENERATION ZERO before her, War Mother represents a phenomenal new addition to Valiant’s formidable roster of comics icons,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Against the backdrop of the 4001 A.D. event, Fred Van Lente and Tom Giorello are zooming out to reveal a personal, yet incredibly action-packed story of what life looks like on the fringes of Earth two thousand years from today – and, via War Mother’s staggering debut, opening up a entirely new frontier for storytelling in the Valiant Universe. War Mother isn’t just a new character, she’s Valiant’s next great heavy hitter.”

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.

“Ana is the one-woman Marine Corps for a group of settlers called The Grove – they live in the remnants of a biomaterials facility on what used to be the border between Colombia and Brazil,” writer Fred Van Lente told Gizmodo. “They’re a completely self-contained society, able to grow not just food and building materials, but a lot of their technology as well. What they can’t grow, Ana has to go out and get — from the surrounding ruins of the society they call ‘Back-in-the-Day,’ from the jungles … and, per the 4001 A.D. event, whole sectors of New Japan that are falling to Earth.”

Featuring covers by David Mack (Daredevil), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (DIVINITY), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark), and Ryan Lee (Inhuman), “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force when acclaimed creators Fred Van Lente and Tomas Giorello take aim at the biggest comics event of the summer on August 3rd for 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1! In the tradition of DIVINITY, don’t miss a major milestone in the making as Valiant’s next great hero steps out of the shadows and into the 41st century’s most daring adventure, only in 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1!

Encompassing the core 4001 A.D. event series, the return of Valiant’s acclaimed RAI ongoing series, and four all-new one-shots revealing the future incarnations of the Valiant Universe’s most iconic heroes, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” is the biggest and most visionary Valiant event to date – and a perfect introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics today.

It all starts this week in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new, standalone event series following Rai and the 41st century’s most formidable heroes into the fight against New Japan from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artists Clayton Crain (Carnage) and David Mack (Daredevil)!

Then, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes with the return of Rai’s award-winning ongoing series in RAI #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the origin of New Japan and its very first guardian! Discover the essential history behind the dawn of 4001 A.D. here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK) and acclaimed artist CAFU (UNITY) unearth the answers behind Father’s tyrannical rise to power. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And just what is Rai’s true nature…and what happened to his nine earlier predecessors that once patrolled New Japan in his stead? Discover the shocking answers as RAI #13 returns to set the events of 4001 A.D. in motion – and reveals the epic arc of the Valiant Universe’s future history!

Plus: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as a staggering cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the 41st century 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)
Coming in May

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Coming in June

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)
Coming in July

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

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover A by DAVID MACK
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover C by CARY NORD
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | Coming in August!

 

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