Valiant Promotes Hunter Gorinson to VP Marketing & Communications

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Valiant Entertainment today named Hunter Gorinson to the position of Vice President of Marketing & Communications. A member of the management team that relaunched Valiant’s publishing operations to record-setting critical and commercial success, Gorinson joined the company as Marketing & Communications Manager in 2011 and was subsequently promoted to his previous position as Director of Marketing, Communications & Digital Media in 2013.

Gorinson’s new appointment reflects his integral strategic and managerial position within Valiant, where he has a played a key role across all facets of the company’s marketing and public relations in publishing, licensing, digital media, and film since its widely acclaimed return in 2012.

In the years since, Valiant’s publishing roster has continued to grow with repeatedly sold-out and celebrated new titles, including 4001 A.D., BLOODSHOT REBORN, BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, THE VALIANT, and, most recently, FAITH – the latter of which generated worldwide media attention from outlets including The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, MTV, The New York Times, NPR, PBS Newshour, People, Today, Vox, The Washington Post, and many dozens more.

Most recently, Valiant has continued to innovate within the comics arena with a multitude of achievements. In 2014, Valiant became the first comics publisher to broadcast live from Twitter headquarters in San Francisco with the inaugural #ValiantSummit event – now a yearly reoccurring feature of the publisher’s marketing operations. Consistently rated year over year as the most acclaimed comic book publisher in the industry today, Valiant has received hundreds of awards, nominations, and critical accolades, culminating in 2016 with a record-setting 50 Harvey Awards nominations – the most ever received by a single publisher in the history of one of the comic book industry’s most prestigious awards.

“Valiant’s reputation for innovative marketing with tremendous reach within the world of comics and to the general public is in no small part due to Hunter’s leadership,” said Valiant CFO & Chief Operating Officer Gavin Cuneo. “His increased responsibility and seniority at Valiant is well deserved.”

Originally founded in 1989, Valiant Entertainment is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium with more than 80 million units sold and the third largest library of superhero characters in comics. In 2012, Valiant roared back to the fore with four new titles released under the banner of “The Summer of Valiant” – a relaunch that quickly established itself as the biggest debut of a new comic book publisher in more than a decade. Beginning with X-O MANOWAR #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, which ranked as the year’s best-selling new series from any independent publisher, Valiant has consistently produced some of the highest selling and most critically accoladed comic titles anywhere in the industry. During the same period, the resurgent Valiant was also awarded a coveted Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year after just seven months of publishing, marking the fastest time that any new publisher had been named to one of comics’ highest honors.

After successfully revitalizing the largest independent superhero universe in comics, Valiant expanded its publishing roster with a successful slate of new titles, characters, and concepts, beginning with 2013′s UNITY #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite – an issue that was recognized as the biggest independent comics launch in more than five years. Also in 2013, Valiant released HARBINGER WARS #1 – the beginning of Valiant’s first inter-title crossover event, which in turn inspired a five-film plan for Valiant’s BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER franchises as feature films at Sony Pictures.

“Valiant has one of the most dedicated, formidable and experienced management teams anywhere in the entertainment industry. Hunter distinguished himself early on as a key member of that team, and his influence and ideas have been integral to the company’s many unprecedented successes over the past five years,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “As a co-architect of Valiant’s resurgence, there is no better voice to oversee this crucial division as the company prepares to enter a new and expansive period across publishing and all facets of entertainment.”

Gorinson’s experience prior to Valiant includes Marvel Entertainment and Showtime Networks, as well as several years as a reporter and columnist covering entertainment and local politics in Washington, DC. He holds a B.A. from New York University and an M.S. from The New School.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. For more information, visit us at ValiantUniverse.com.

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Valiant Heads to Rose City Comic Con 2016 with Exclusives, Panels, Signings, and More!

GENZERO_001_VARIANT-ROSE-CITY_MOUSTAFAFrom Saturday, September 10th to Sunday, September 11th, Valiant is bringing its non-stop cross-country road show to Rose City Comic Con for a weekend packed with convention-only exclusives, signings, programming, and panels!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside Portland’s Oregon Convention Center at Booth #713 and find out why Valiant is rocking the comics landscape with a complete selection of trade paperbacks, deluxe hardcovers, and exclusive t-shirts and merchandise for critically acclaimed and award winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, THE VALIANT, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, X-O MANOWAR, and many more!

Plus: Debuting only at Rose City COMIC CON 2016, get your hands on the GENERATION ZERO #1 ROSE CITY COMIC CON VARIANT – featuring the artwork of acclaimed artist Ibrahim Moustafa (Doctor Fate)! Jump on board the latest hit series from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” here as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and blockbuster artist Francis Portela (FAITH) take Valiant’s team of human hydrogen bombs off the streets and into their most dangerous challenge yet: high school!

Then, the action continues all weekend long with a jam-packed slate of signings from some of Valiant’s most acclaimed creators, including Harvey Award-nominated colorist David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN), rising star Jody Houser (FAITH), New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II), Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES), Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE), and cover artist Ibrahim Moustafa!

And that’s just the beginning! Grab a front-row seat for the latest developments coming to the largest independent superhero universe in comics on Saturday, September 10th at 3:30 p.m. in Panel Room #4 for VALIANT: THE FUTURE OF VALIANT AND BEYOND! With a record-setting 50 Harvey Award nominations, Valiant Entertainment is the most acclaimed publisher anywhere in comics today. Now, find out what’s next for powerhouse series like FAITH, GENERATION ZERO, BRITANNIA, BLOODSHOT U.S.A., HARBINGER RENEGADES, SAVAGE, and DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE right here with an all-star cast of panelists! The future of Valiant starts here with an exclusive round of news and announcements – only at Rose City Comic Con!

Then, the thrills continue on Sunday, September 11th at 1:30 p.m. in Panel Room #4 with VALIANT 101: NEW FANS START HERE – a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters! You’ve seen the reviews, you’ve heard the buzz… Now find out why Valiant Entertainment has taken fans and critics by storm as the most acclaimed comic book publisher! Join us here for a one-of-a-kind introduction to the largest and most acclaimed independent superhero universe in comics! From X-O MANOWAR and FAITH to BLOODSHOT REBORN and DIVINITY, get the stories behind Valiant’s biggest heroes and find out where to jump on board right here with an in-depth tutorial that’s perfect for new fans!

We’ll see you in Rose City!

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

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Retailer Advisory: Valiant’s BRITANNIA #1 Leads with Advance Sell-Out, Returns with Second Printing in October!

BRITANNIA_001_SECOND-PRINT_COVER-NORDIn the footsteps of FAITH and GENERATION ZERO, the next galvanizing series from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” is already soaring into an advance sell-out more than two weeks before its September 21st on-sale date!

Valiant is proud to announce that BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the highly anticipated, Valiant Prestige-format journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed from comics master Peter Milligan (Detective Comics), incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK) and multiple Harvey Award nominee Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) has sold out at the distributor level in advance and will return to store shelves with the BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING on October 12th – on sale the same day as BRITANNIA #2 (of 4)!

As the latest series from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative, BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) marks the opening chapter of the historical action-epic that ComicBook.com calls “Valiant’s darkest series and most brutal series to date.” Opening a vital and compelling new frontier in Valiant’s award-winning universe – in the tradition of the 12-time sold-out sensation DIVINITY and, most recently, 4001 A.D.’s WAR MOTHER – bear witness to Valiant’s latest groundbreaking epic here as Antonis Axia, the ancient world’s first detective, investigates an unholy discovery at the fringes of civilization!

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…

On October 12th, the coming of Valiant’s latest prestige-format masterpiece continues here as the realms between darkness, desire, and destruction are revealed in the BRITANNIA #1 SECOND PRINTING – arriving in stores alongside BRITANNIA #2 (of 4)!

Plus: don’t miss the other must-read series of 2016 as “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

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

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP and RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by CARY NORD (JUL168217)
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BRITANNIA #2 (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD (AUG162053)
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM (AUG162054)
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GENERATION ZERO #2 – Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela Live for Destruction in September!

GENZERO_002_COVER-A_MOONEYFour teenaged walking warheads are about to storm into their deadliest new mission: high school!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside GENERATION ZERO #2 – the second hard-charging issue of the next must-read series from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative! From the mind of New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Amazing Spider-Man) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (FAITH, Green Lantern), jump on board Valiant’s latest smash-hit series right here as four of Project Rising Spirit’s most volatile test subjects – Animalia, Cloud, Cronus, and The Telic – get ready for their first field op as free men! They’ve challenged dictators, destabilized nations, and survived the height of the HARBINGER WARS… Now, this reformed squad of soldiers are stepping off of the minefield and into the malt shop to investigate a conspiracy too strange for any old adult!

In the secretive tech oasis of Rook, Michigan, who can a teenager trust? Not the police… Not the teachers… And definitely not the parents. So when high schooler Keisha Sherman’s boyfriend turns up dead in an accident gone awry, she makes a desperate plea…and Generation Zero have heeded her call! But, with precision-honed military training and a taste for subverting authority, can this squad of high-powered, teenage superhumans infiltrate Rook undetected? Or is their very presence about to draw another of the town’s billion-dollar secrets into the light of day?

Now is the time to log onto network #ZERO and find out for yourself why fans and critics are calling Van Lente & Portela’s GENERATION ZERO Valiant’s next breakout blockbuster:

“An excellent introduction…” – The A.V. Club

“✮✮✮✮✮… Another giant hit for Valiant.” – Spartantown

“✮✮✮✮✮… Fred Van Lente delivers a mysterious, heart pounding comic series.” – Comic Bastards

“Fred Van Lente and Francis Portela take on the unenviable task of reinventing the teen superhero team book, and pull it off with aplomb.” – Uproxx

“✮✮✮✮… [GENERATION ZERO] is looking incredibly promising.” – Graphic Policy

“✮✮✮✮… Extremely intriguing.” – Weird Science

“A great start… [GENERATION ZERO] has crafted a near perfect introduction to a team book.” – Bam Smack Pow

On September 28th, class is in session as Fred Van Lente and Francis Portela take Valiant’s team of human hydrogen bombs off the streets and into their first, mind-blowing monthly series in GENERATION ZERO #2 – featuring covers by Stephen Mooney (DC Comics Bombshells), Tom Muller (Wolf), Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark), and Clayton Henry (SAVAGE)!

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

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

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

GENERATION ZERO #2 (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELLA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY (JUL16205)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JUL162059)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUL162060)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL162061)
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Valiant Previews: 4001 A.D. #4 (of 4) | BLOODSHOT REBORN #16 | X-O MANOWAR #49 – On Sale August 31st!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN161897)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (JUN161898)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUN161899)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (JUN161900)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN161901)
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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 31st (FOC – 8/8/16)

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BSRB_016_COVER-A_GIORELLOBLOODSHOT REBORN #16 (“BLOODSHOT ISLAND” – PART 3)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover A by TOMÁS GIORELLO (JUN161930)
Cover B by BEN OLIVER (JUN161931)
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (JUN161932)
Interlocking Variant Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUN161933)
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON (JUN161934)
Variant Cover by SEAN CHEN (JUN161935)

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 (FOC – 8/8/16)

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XO_049_COVER-A_KANOX-O MANOWAR #49 (“LONG LIVE THE KING” – PART 3)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover A by KANO (JUN161924)
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ (JUN161925)
Cover C by KHOI PHAM (JUN161926)
Variant Cover by FRANCIS PORTELA (JUN161927)
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP (JUN161928)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (JUN161929)

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 (FOC – 8/8/16)

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CGC and Valiant Unveil “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” Custom Label – Debuting at Baltimore Comic-Con 2016

VALIANT-CGC-CUSTOM-LABEL_FRONT-COVERThe Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) and Valiant Entertainment have teamed up to create Valiant’s first-ever custom art CGC label, spotlighting the slate of characters behind the award-winning publisher’s upcoming “FUTURE OF VALIANT” wave of new series and prestige-format projects. Featuring artwork by Valiant-exclusive artist Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR, NINJAK) and strictly limited to just 500 pieces, this limited-edition certification label will make its debut on site at Baltimore Comic-Con on September 2nd and will be made available for encapsulation as an add-on feature when grading any Valiant title past or present during Baltimore Comic-Con.

Customers will be able to purchase “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” custom label in CGC’s Blue Universal Designation for an additional $5 fee at CGC’s Baltimore Comic-Con booth (#901) or online while supplies last.

Featuring long-time Valiant icons, including Faith, the Harbinger Renegades, and Bloodshot alongside the publisher’s next ascendant superhero stars, like Generation Zero, Savage, and Divinity, Valiant’s first-ever CGC label is the latest celebration of the upcoming “FUTURE OF VALIANT” publishing slate, which was first announced with an exclusive live broadcast from New York’s renowned Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in May.

Spanning seven series in total, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” is 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 – 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

THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” custom label marks the second collaboration between Valiant Entertainment and CGC, following on from the success of the VALIANT x CGC REPLICA VARIANT SERIES – a first-of-its-kind line of shelf covers spotlighting the heroes of the Valiant Universe in printed reproductions of CGC’s trademark grading cases with artwork by acclaimed artists Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) and Pere Perez (FAITH).

Plus, only at Baltimore Comic-Con: Visit Valiant at booth #2008 to join the celebration of the 1,000,000th copy of X-O MANOWAR sold since the series’ 2012 debut with the X-O MANOWAR 1,000,000th COPY COMMEMORATIVE SEAL! Fans who purchase or provide copies of X-O MANOWAR #49 (any cover) at the Valiant booth will be afforded the opportunity to have their copy embossed with an official Valiant 1,000,000th copy seal – designed in honor of X-O Manowar’s legendary achievement and forever commemorating a new milestone in Valiant history – free of charge!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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About Valiant Entertainment:

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

About CGC:

Founded in 2000, CGC is the first independent, impartial, third-party comic book grading service. A proven and respected commitment to integrity, accuracy, and consistency has made CGC the leader in its field. In 2016 CGC surpassed the mark of 3.8 million collectibles graded. To learn more about Certified Guaranty Company and its many offerings, including magazines, lobby cards and photos, visit www.certifiedguaranty.com.

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First Look: BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 – Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite Turn the Big Apple Blood Red in October!

BSUSA_001_COVER-A_KANOThere are eight million people in New York City…and every single one of them is about to become a killing machine. Welcome to BLOODSHOT U.S.A.!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new standalone event from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Old Man Logan) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice) and the next hit series from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative! From the Bronx to Broadway, an unstoppable, nanite-enhanced pathogen is about to turn New York City’s populace against itself…and Bloodshot is the only soldier tough enough to lead a one-man invasion of the city that never sleeps! And if he falls, the nation won’t stand a chance against the most dangerous outbreak in American history…

“I tried to have every arc be a totally new genre featuring Bloodshot, but also all build up to a larger story. “BLOODSHOT U.S.A.” is the culmination of all of that,” writer Jeff Lemire told Comic Book Resources. “This is really everything coming full circle into a perfect storm.”

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

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

On October 26th, discover “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” with a perfect jumping-on point to the most acclaimed publisher in comics today as Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite plunge New York City into chaos for BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) – featuring covers from Kano (Gotham Central), Doug Braithwaite (NINJAK), Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son), Ryan Stegman (Uncanny Avengers), Cully Hamner (Detective Comics), and Butch Guice (Captain America)!

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

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

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

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Valiant Solicitations for NOVEMBER 2016 – HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 | SAVAGE #1 | FAITH #5 (ELECTION SPECIAL!) | BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #2 | And More!

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HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by KANO
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Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by BOB LAYTON
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD
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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 Harvey Award nominated writer Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Happy!,The Boys)!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 16

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SAVAGE #1 (of 4) (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by JARED FLETCHER
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by RENATO GUEDES
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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 prehistoric creatures from another time…

This is the story of how they lost their humanity.

This November, acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Aloha, 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!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE FORMAT | On Sale NOVEMBER 30

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FAITH #5 (ELECTION SPECIAL!)
Written by JODY HOUSER with LOUISE SIMONSON and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK with PERE PÉREZ and COLLEEN DORAN
Cover A by PAOLO RIVERA
Cover B by MEGHAN HETRICK
Cover C by CARMEN CARNERO
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
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A VALIANT ELECTION 2016 SPECIAL! A MAJOR COMICS MILESTONE!

On November 2nd, just days before Election Day 2016, legendary writer Louise Simonson and Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Pérez present history in the making with a presidential milestone like no other! Faith Herbert, star of the highest selling independent superhero debut of 2016, is a shining beacon of optimism in a challenging world. Her day job as a blogger and journalist is about to bring Faith face to face with Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton…but its her daring alter ego as Los Angeles’ leading superhero that will have to save the day when a new threat emerges to imperil a pivotal moment that has all of America watching!

Also coming in the oversized, 48-page FAITH #5 election special: rising star Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn) joins the Faith creative team of Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and Marguerite Sauvage (Thor) as a brand new chapter of Faith’s life begins – and a threat that hits too close to home makes itself known! Plus: an exclusive prelude to HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – featuring the long-awaited return of Faith’s beloved superteam – by writer Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and artist Colleen Doran (Amazing Spider-Man)!

$3.99 | 48 pgs. | T+| On sale NOVEMBER 2

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BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #2 (of 4) (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover B by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

There are more than eight million people in New York City. And every single one of them just became Bloodshot.

With the flip of a switch, Project Rising Spirit has just infected every man, woman, and child in New York City with a designer “nanite virus,” instantly transforming them into hard-coded killing machines. Now, block by block, the citizens of America’s greatest metropolis are falling prey to their own destructive urges…and Bloodshot is the only soldier tough enough to go head-to-head with the entire Big Apple gone bad! With the humanity of an entire city on the line, Bloodshot is waging a one-man assault on Manhattan to root out the source of this machine-made infection before it hits the heartland… but will bullets and brute force be enough to stop the spread of a pandemic deadlier than anything in human history?

The city that never sleeps is about to get a wake-up call! Lock and load with New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Old Man Logan, Moon Knight) and blockbuster artist Doug Braithwaite (NINJAK, ARMOR HUNTERS) as the most hostile comics event of the year heads into the heart of the concrete jungle!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 23

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #9 (NEW ARC!
“ANDROMEDA ESTRANGED” – PART 1)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover A by BRIAN LEVEL
Cover B by DAN SCHKADE
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “ANDROMEDA ESTRANGED” starts here!

At long last, Valiant’s gallant adventurers have finally located Armstrong’s long-missing wife…in that dreaded land that dare not speak its name: Florida! But after centuries of thinking that his near-immortal bride, Andromeda, was just a booze-induced hallucination, how will Armstrong make up for years of lies, losses, and infidelities? And, as if that wasn’t enough, a nefarious new force is about to release an army of bathsalt-using “Florida Men” to finish off Archer & Armstrong once and for all!

It’s a true story (not really) ripped from today’s headlines (pretty much)! Pack your Crocs and don’t skimp on the lotion because the Sunshine State is about to hit Archer & Armstrong like a bad seafood buffet…and we only have Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES) and acclaimed artist Mike Norton (Revival) to blame!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 9

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BRITANNIA #3 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

At the border between civilization and the magic-laden lands beyond, Rome’s first detective is haunted by violence and visions of dark forces that defy all sense…

Antonius Axia’s disturbing investigation in the frontier colony of Britannia deepens…and with each disturbing new clue he uncovers, the farther his mind sinks into disarray! Connecting the clues behind the grisly rumors of horror in the empire’s northernmost reach, Antonius must gain an ally as dangerous as the darkness that now surrounds him. But who is this mysterious new partner, and will she lead Antonius toward the bright light of truth and salvation…or into the cold flame of eternal damnation?

Sense falls away to seduction as comics legend Peter Milligan (Shade, The Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (NINJAK) march Valiant’s latest magnum opus toward its most insidious chapter yet!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 16

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GENERATION ZERO #4
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by ANDRÉS GUINALDO
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE

It’s a hell of a day in the neighborhood.

The darkness bubbling beneath the miraculous town of Rook, Michigan is beginning to surface. As Generation Zero closes in on the vicious force abducting and killing teenagers, they quickly discover that this self-proclaimed utopia has been hiding a deep and disturbing secret that could destroy them all! But as the truth takes shape, will this reformed strike squad bring their first case to a close peacefully…or with a bang large enough to register on the Rictor scale?

The heat is on as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (FAITH) light a fire under Valiant’s teenage superteam!

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

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NINJAK #21
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by KHARI EVANS with ANDRÉS GUINALDO
Cover A by MIKE CHOI
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover C by MARC LAMING
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP

To the death with Dr. Silk!

Far in the future, it’s a race against the clock as two longtime allies – Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior – reteam to prevent Dr. Silk from conquering the secrets of life, death, and everything that lies in-between! But will their united might be enough to stop the lethal combination of Silk’s technical prowess and criminal psychopathy? Meanwhile, in the present, the Deadside cancer consuming Colin King presents more visions of the dark future yet to come… Will his battle across two timelines soon come full circle?

The prophecies foretold in BOOK OF DEATH continue to unfurl as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II, Dept. H) and acclaimed artists Khari Evans (HARBINGER) and Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark) push Valiant’s top super-spy past the point of no return!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 23

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WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #13
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by AL BARRIONUEVO
Cover B by KYLE STRAHM
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE

Unbound and unrelenting!

After countless centuries apart, the Earth’s Fist and Steel has finally reunited with his long-lost son, Kalam. But before this father and son can truly find peace, they must first face the impossible…and escape from death itself! As unimaginable terrors rise to prevent Earth’s immortal champion and his scion from returning to the land of the living, can the Eternal Warrior conquer eternity to save the boy he once thought lost…or will his transgressions against the natural order trap them forever at the far end of eternity?

Wrath, rage, and retribution come in full force as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps.) and best-selling artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) guide Valiant’s immortal master of war down his darkest path yet!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 9

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BLOODSHOT REBORN DELUXE EDITION BOOK 1 HC
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN, BUTCH GUICE, LEWIS LAROSA and RAUL ALLEN
Cover by JUAN DOE

Join New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT) and acclaimed artists Mico Suayan (HARBINGER), Butch Guice (The Winter Soldier), and Lewis LaRosa (Punisher) for the first deluxe, oversized hardcover collection of the series named one of the year’s best by IGN, Comic Vine, Uproxx and many more!

Bloodshot’s nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit — a private contractor trafficking in violence — very well. Now, Bloodshot is a shadow of his former self. He lives in self-imposed exile, reeling from the consequences of his past life and the recent events that nearly drove him mad. But when a rash of shootings by gunmen who appear to look just like Bloodshot begin, his guilt will send him on a mission to stop the killers, even if it means diving head-long into the violence that nearly destroyed him.

Collecting BLOODSHOT REBORN #1–13.

$39.99 | 352 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 9
DELUXE HARDCOVER | 978-1-68215-155-6

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FAITH VOL. 2: CALIFORNIA SCHEMING TPB
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PÉREZ with MARGUERITE SAUVAGE and COLLEEN DORAN
Cover by KEVIN WADA

Because you demanded it…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?

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!

Collecting FAITH (ONGOING SERIES) #1–4.

On sale NOVEMBER 2 | 112 pages, full color | $14.99 US | T+
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-163-1

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4001 A.D.: NEW JAPAN AND BEYOND TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI, JEFF LEMIRE, JODY HOUSER & RAFER ROBERTS, and FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, ROBERT GILL, and TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover by DAVID MACK

Rocketing out of the pages of 4001 A.D…the present and future of Valiant’s greatest heroes come together in four essential standalone chapters at the heart of the blockbuster comics event of the year!

Blast two thousand years into the future as the never-before-told history of New Japan’s dominion over Earth and the future fates of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot and Shadowman stand revealed. Then, witness the battle- scarred debut of the boldest new hero of this century or the next when War Mother makes her history-shattering debut! The future starts now as all-star writers Robert Venditti, Jeff Lemire, Jody Houser, Rafer Roberts, and Fred Van Lente join visionary artists Clayton Henry, Doug Braithwaite, Robert Gill, and Tomas Giorello to bring the Valiant Universe barreling into the 41st century!

Collecting 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1, 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1, 4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1, and 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 2
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-146-4

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X-O MANOWAR VOL. 12: LONG LIVE THE KING TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

Witness the last stand of Earth’s greatest champion in “LONG LIVE THE KING!”

They’re here! The Torment – a world-devouring race older than history itself — has arrived on Earth. And now, all that stands between our existence and complete annihilation is Aric of Dacia, heir to the Visigoth throne and wielder of the X-O Manowar armor! But as the Torment unleash a wrath unlike anything the galaxy has seen, even Earth’s most powerful protector will find himself hopelessly outmatched. With humanity standing on the brink of extinction, X-O Manowar must turn to his greatest adversary for help – the savage Commander Trill!

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) make history across the cosmos as Valiant’s flagship series marches toward a planet-shaking finale!

Collecting X-O MANOWAR #47–50.

$14.99 | 160 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 23
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-165-5

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Valiant’s BRITANNIA #1 Grows to 40 Pages with Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp and Raul Allen – Coming in September!

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In the tradition of DIVINITY, bear witness to Valiant’s latest groundbreaking epic!

Valiant is proud to announce that BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the haunting, VALIANT PRESTIGE-format limited series arriving on stands September 21st – is expanding to a colossal 40 pages of all-new content for the standard $3.99 cover price! It all begins as multiple 2016 Harvey Award nominee Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) joins comics visionary Peter Milligan (Detective Comics) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK) for a psychotropic introduction to Nero’s Rome and the secret forces that govern the world of civilization’s first detective!

Then, recount the factual basis for Valiant’s harrowing historical journey with an in-depth textual exploration from Dr. Karen Klaiber Hersch, Associate Professor of Greek and Roman Classics at Temple University. Outlining the social, cultural, and mythological importance of the cult of the Vestal Virgins in first-century Rome, this first of several exclusive backup essays examines the real historical underpinnings of Milligan and Ryp’s horrific tale of terror, temptation and bloodshed in the remote colony of Britannia.

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…

On the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery… On September 21st, join master-class creators Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp, and Raul Allen firsthand as they plummet into the uncharted depths of history’s most barbaric frontier in search of its secrets, only in BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark), Ryan Lee (Inhuman), and Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son)!

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

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

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Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP and RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by ANDRES GUINALDO
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
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$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale SEPTEMBER 21 (FOC – 9/29/16)

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Retailer Advisory: Grab New Fans with the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING – In Stores Wednesday!

FAITH_OG_001_COVER-SECOND-PRINTING_WADALast month during Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego, Valiant announced that FAITH #1 – the highest selling independent superhero series debut of the year and the launch title of “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative – had sold out at the distributor level just days after its July 20th on-sale date.

In honor of the series’ groundbreaking debut, Valiant then unveiled an unprecedented plan to ship 100,000 complimentary copies of a new FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING – each cover priced at $2.99 – to participating comic shops in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Now, at long last, the 48-page FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING will arrive in stores this Wednesday, August 24th alongside two other major “FUTURE OF VALIANT” releases – FAITH #2 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, and Marguerite Savauge and GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente and Francis Portela. With just days to go until the breakout series of 2016 returns to store shelves nationwide, Valiant is giving participating retailers the opportunity to use the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING to find new readers and generate maximum visibility for Valiant titles within their stores:

  • Rack the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING alongside FAITH #2 and GENERATION ZERO #1 at full cover price for maximum exposure!
  • Offer the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING as a free bonus with any other #1 first issue purchase of the week!
  • Bonus each of your subscribers/pullbox customers with the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING!
  • Bundle the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING and FAITH #2 together for as little as the price of a single issue!
  • Alternatively, bundle the hit collection of Faith’s sold-out debut solo adventure, FAITH VOL 1: HOLLYWOOD AND VINE trade paperback, and the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING together for $9.99!
  • Or simply offer a money-back guarantee on the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING!

Retailers hoping to capitalize further on this week’s complimentary copies of FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING can contact Valiant directly at retailers@valiantentertainment.com for assistance and additional promotional materials.

Packed with content at a colossal 48 pages, the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING features the beginning of Faith’s first ongoing series – as told by acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black), stratospheric interior artists Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells), and Colleen Doran (The Sandman), and sensational cover artist Kevin Wada (She-Hulk)! But that’s not all!

Each copy of the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING doubles as an early look ahead at Valiant’s biggest year yet with “THE FUTURE OF VALIANTSNEAK PREVIEW flip book – spotlighting an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from the largest independent superhero universe anywhere in comics! Officially kicking off in the pages of FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez & Marguerite Sauvage 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

She’s vaulted through four sold-out printings and made headlines around the world, from The Atlantic to the New York Times to People. Now, as the high-flying hero of 2016 leads the way with the year’s most successful independent superhero series, find out why fans and critics around the world are heralding her awe-inspiring adventures this Wednesday with the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FAITH #1 (ONGOING) SECOND PRINTING
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE and COLLEEN DORAN
Cover by KEVIN WADA (JUN168710)
$2.99 | 48 pg. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 24th (FOC – 8/1/16)

FAITH #2 (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (JUN161884)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JUN161885)
Cover C by JERRY ORDWAY (JUN161886)
Cover D by MEGHAN HETRICK (JUN161887)
Variant Cover by JOE EISMA (JUN161888)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (JUN161889)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th 20 (FOC – 8/1/16)

GENERATION ZERO #1 (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY (JUN161874)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JUN161875)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ (JUN161876)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUN161878)
Variant Cover by KANO (JUN161879)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUN161880)
Blank Cover Also Available (JUN161877)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th (FOC – 8/1/16)

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