UNITY #5 Launches “TRAPPED BY WEBNET” – An All-New Story Arc by MATT KINDT and Exclusive Artist CAFU!

UNITY_005_COVER_CRAINFresh off the sold-out success of Unity #1′s best-selling debut, Valiant’s elite super-team is raising the stakes ever further with an all-new mission in March!

As revealed today at USA Today, Unity #5 will introduce the Valiant Universe’s next A-level adversary in “Trapped by Webnet” – a new, three-part story arc launching Ninjak’s most notorious arch-nemesis, Dr. Silk, and his high-tech terror network, WEBNET, into the all-new Valiant Universe! Written by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Justice League of America, Mind MGMT) with pencils by Valiant’s newest exclusive artist, CAFU (Earth 2, Action Comics), start reading here when Ninjak steps front and center for an all-new entry point into Valiant’s landmark, chart-topping ongoing series.

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. First came UNITY… Now meet WEBNET! Coming off of the earth-shattering repercussions of their first mission, Ninjak is leading the newly formed Unity team right back into the trenches to face the Valiant Universe’s next colossal threat – the enigmatic Dr. Silk and the radical terror cell known as WEBNET! With the fate of untold millions on the line, can this team of cutthroat heroes uncover Silk’s endgame – and his connection to Ninjak’s shadowy past – before a global pandemic wipes humanity off the map? From the English countryside to the jungles of Taiwan, MI-6′s most lethal intelligence operative and his ruthless team of egotists, immortals and malcontents are taking their fight global to stop WEBNET in its path.

UNITY_006_COVER_CRAIN“I’ve put a lot of thought into [Dr. Silk] and one of the things that makes him interesting is that he’s crazy SMART…not just crazy. So I’m really focusing on that, and hand in hand with that is his age,” Kindt told USA Today. “He’s kind of a withered old guy which implies a lot of history. So part of his intrigue is going to be what he’s done in the past and how it’s going to effect our present.”

Unity #5 will be 100% returnable for qualifying retailers and include four limited Pullbox Exclusive Variants (available to fans who pre-order with their local retailer) from an all-star roster of comics talents – Mico Suayan (Ultimate Cataclysm), Philip Tan (Green Lantern), Raul Allen (Secret Avengers), and Diego Bernard (Eternal Warrior)!

Series writer and acclaimed artist Matt Kindt will also contribute an incentive cover for issue #5.

This March, the smash-hit new series of the year begins a daring new act in Unity #5 – an all-new introduction to the most feared team in comics!

For more information on Unity and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit Valiant.CinderBlock.com.

UNITY #5 (TRAPPED BY WEBNET – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MICO SUAYAN
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PHILIP TAN
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by RAUL ALLEN
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by MATT KINDT
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 3/12/14 (FOC –2/17/14)

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VALIANT Reveals Five UNITY #1 GOLDEN TICKETS — In Stores Now!

UNITY_GOLDEN TICKET_02With copies of Unity #1 – the sold-out debut issue of Valiant’s smash-hit new series by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite – on sale now at retailers nationwide, Valiant is proud to announce a one-of-a-kind promotion – the Unity #1 Golden Ticket Contest, giving fans the chance to win one of ten exclusive prize packages, including tickets to New York Comic Con 2014, courtesy of ReedPOP!

For the first time, Valiant is revealing that it has hidden five #UNITYGOLDENTICKET hashtags on the covers of the Pullbox Exclusive Variants offered with UNITY #1 at five local comic shops across the continental United States. So if you have a copy of Unity #1 featuring cover art by Bryan Hitch, J.G. Jones, Travel Foreman, Paolo Rivera, or Clayton Crain, you could be a winner! Simply examine the UPC box and look for the #UNITYGOLDENTICKET hashtag printed in gold ink.

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No purchase necessary. For an alternate method of entry, send a standard-size postcard (one per household) with your name, address, email address, and day and evening telephone numbers to: Unity #1 Golden Ticket Promotion, 424 W. 33rd St, Suite 420, New York, New York 10001. Winners will be drawn at random on February 10th, 2014.

“The success of Valiant’s return has been a grassroots effort since day one, and, with Unity #1 now on shelves as Valiant’s biggest debut of the year, we wanted to give a few lucky fans the chance to share in our success,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Head back to your local comic shop today to ask about Unity #1, and you might just find yourself with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join us next year on the floor at New York Comic Con.”

Courtesy of ReedPOP, the ten lucky Unity #1 Golden Ticket winners will each receive one four-day pass to New York Comic Con 2014 – the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting pop culture convention – plus a one-of-a-kind Valiant prize package, complete with a tour of Valiant’s New York City offices, dinner with Valiant editorial staff, and a comprehensive collection of Valiant trade paperbacks and hardcovers.

If you purchased one of the #UNITYGOLDENTICKET editions, contact Valiant by email at [email protected] to claim your prize! See here for full terms and conditions.

For more information on Unity and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit Valiant.CinderBlock.com.


Tore Up From the Floor Up in QUANTUM AND WOODY #6!

QW_006_COVER_CRAINValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Quantum and Woody #6 – the next issue of “In Security,” the all-new story arc by award-winning writer James Asmus and acclaimed artist Ming Doyle! The world’s worst superhero team are bravely laying their lives on the line…to unwittingly uphold the ideals of a multi-billion-dollar private security corporation!

After landing a big promotion as Magnum Security’s first on-staff superhero, Quantum has been sent on one-man suicide mission into a separatist stronghold – at least, it was one-man suicide mission until Woody decided to play tagalong. But even if they manage to make it out alive, it only means that things are about to worse – a whole lot worse – for our dyadic duo. (And their little goat too.)

The series that Multiversity Comics calls “a total package…just amazing” takes its first trepidatious step the superhero business on December 4th, right here in Quantum and Woody #6!

For more information on Quantum and Woody and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit Valiant.CinderBlock.com.

QUANTUM AND WOODY #6
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by MING DOYLE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (OCT131351)
Variant Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (OCT131352)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 12/4/13

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG and BLOODSHOT Plot “MISSION: IMPROBABLE” – A Four-Part Crossover Beginning in March!

AA_018_COVER_LAROSAThis March, expect the improbable!

Valiant is proud to announce “Mission: Improbable” – a four-part crossover event beginning this March in Archer & Armstrong #18 and Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #20!

As revealed today at IGN, “Mission: Improbable” will unite the ongoing Archer & Armstrong creative team of Fred Van Lente and Pere Perez with Bloodshot and H.A.R.D Corps co-writers Christos Gage and Joshua Dysart and incoming artist Tom Raney for an action-packed melee through the espionage-laden underground of the Valiant Universe!

Archer & Armstrong are going to war with Bloodshot and H.A.R.D Corps! (GULP!) That’s right, Valiant’s globe-trotting adventure duo have been targeted for elimination by Project Rising Spirit’s most elite kill crew. Their mission? Assassinate the the newly appointed leader of a homegrown fundamentalist terror sect named…Obadiah Archer?! (And if they could take out his mentally ill, alcoholic bodyguard who just happens to think he’s a 10,000-year-old immortal, that’d be swell too!)

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It’s an improbable mission with impossible odds. Do Bloodshot and the steely killers of the H.A.R.D. Corps stand a chance against two conspiracy-smashing heroes that never go down without a fight? Find out when Valiant lights the fuse on “Mission: Improbable” in Archer & Armstrong #18 and Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #20 – the FIRST ISSUES of this unprecedented, four-part crossover event!

With each issue featuring one of four interlocking Pullbox Exclusive Variants – reserved exclusively for comic shop subscribers – by artist Jorge Molina, don’t miss a moment of Valiant’s very first inter-series crossover when Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps join Archer & Armstrong to the run the gauntlet for “Mission: Improbable” in March and April!

For more information on “Mission: Improbable” and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #18 (MISSION: IMPROBABLE – PART 1)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by JORGE MOLINA
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE IN MARCH!

BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #20 (MISSION: IMPROBABLE – PART 2)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by TOM RANEY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by JORGE MOLINA
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE IN MARCH!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #19 (MISSION: IMPROBABLE – PART 3)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by JORGE MOLINA
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE IN APRIL!

BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #21 (MISSION: IMPROBABLE – FINALE)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by TOM RANEY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by JORGE MOLINA
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE IN APRIL!


VALIANT Solicitations for FEBRUARY 2014

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UNITY #4
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by RILEY ROSSMO
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

UNITY divided!

Here comes heavyweight showdown you’ve been waiting for! As Harada’s secret machinations come to light, the newly minted UNITY team will be faced with a choice that will change this team forever – and the Valiant Universe along with it. Get ready for a world-shaking battle royale as the final installment of UNITY’s first adventure pits X-O Manowar and Toyo Harada against the most dangerous battalion ever united – and each other.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE FEBRUARY 19th!

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X-O MANOWAR #22
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by WILL CONRAD
Valiant Signature Series Variant by JIM CALAFIORE

UNITY EPILOGUE! When X-O Manowar thought he had finally found peace, he instead found only more war, death, and destruction…

Now, at his lowest point, Aric of Dacia’s fate rests in the hands with the most unlikely of allies. Will X-O Manowar regain his lost power and seek bloody vengeance on his enemies, or will be forge a new path? The beginning of a brand new era for Valiant’s flagship hero starts here.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE FEBRUARY 26th!

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SHADOWMAN #15
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art & Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Variant Cover by MIKE ALLRED

Shadowman must die!

Jack Boniface is out of control. A monstrous supernatural force known only as Tremble threatens to destroy Shadowman…if the ghosts that haunt Jack don’t tear him apart first! Before he cracks, the Abettors — sworn to aid the Shadowman and shield him from the forces of darkness — must take drastic measures to protect the world from Jack’s terrible power. Can Jack defeat the evil that’s coming to kill him…and save himself from the allies trying to drive a knife into his back?

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE FEBRUARY 5th!

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: ARCHER #0
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by JOE EISMA
Variant Cover by ANDY KUHN

Once upon a time…a baby went into Project Rising Spirit…

Who is Obadiah Archer, where did he come from, and how can he do the incredible things that he can do? (Which is everything, remember?) Fresh off the shocking conclusion of the Sect Civil War, learn the startling truth behind Archer’s origin with an exciting look into his secret past by Valiant superstar Fred Van Lente and fan favorite artist Pere Perez!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE FEBRUARY 5th!

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HARBINGER #21
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Interlocking Variant by ZACHARY MONTOYA

“Resistance” ratchets up the stakes! Peter and the Renegades wanted information to be free, but now they’re about to pay a very steep price.

Once again, the Renegades are on the run with the combined forces of the Harbinger Foundation and Project Rising Spirit closing in on all sides. This time, however, the team’s newest member, Ax, has left a trail of leaked classified information that could could win the day – but also put the few loved ones they have into dire peril. And now the moment has come when they must choose between their fate and their families…

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE FEBRUARY 12th!

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BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS: H.A.R.D. CORPS #0
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CHRISCROSS
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

Remember the ’90s?!

The most elite assets of Project Rising Spirit team up for an early mission together — Bloodshot and the H.A.R.D. Corps, living weapons! But, in the decade of dial-up, the technology is far from perfect and bugs are bound to pop up in the wetware…with disastrous results…

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE FEBRUARY 26th!

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BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #19
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by BART SEARS
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by BART SEARS

“GET SOME” – Part Two! Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps fight for more than they bargained for!

When a routine rescue mission goes horribly wrong, Director Kozol is taken captive by a group of grizzled psiot mercenaries with a vital key to Bloodshot’s past. The team fight to save Kozol’s life…and they don’t even like him! Duck and cover – because you’ve just dropped into in the middle of the Arabian Desert for a super-powered gunfight at an exploding oil pipeline!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE FEBRUARY 19th!

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ETERNAL WARRIOR #6
Written by GREG PAK
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD

Long live the Eternal Emperor!

The first glimpse into the Valiant Universe in the year 4001 continues here! The Eternal Emperor rules over a blighted landscape, the last hope of a desperate band of survivors. When an enigmatic force appears and threatens to destroy the last remnants of his people, he faces a horrific choice: travel an irradiated landscape in search to kidnap an innocent, or see his people destroyed. Welcome to the Valiant Universe of 4001.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE FEBRUARY 12th!

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QUANTUM AND WOODY #8
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by MING DOYLE
Cover by TOM FOWLER
Variant Cover by MING DOYLE

CHARGE!

Quantum and Woody vs. Magnum Security…for all the marbles! Who would have suspected that Quantum’s employer Mr. Magnum and his private security firm were up to no good? So now the would-be victims of Magnum’s violence and greed rally around our unlikely heroes to protect their heavily fortified, heavily armed mountain town. These colors don’t run!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE FEBRUARY 19th!

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HARBINGER VOL. 4: PERFECT DAY TPB
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by BARRY KITSON and CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by BARRY KITSON

Nightmares are just dreams too.

It’s been a brutal few months for Peter Stanchek and the Renegades, culminating in the harrowing events – and losses – of the Harbinger Wars. But now the members of the team have woken up to the Best. Day. Ever. As Lou Reed sang, it’s just a perfect day, problems left all alone. But for Peter Stanchek – a kid who deserves a good day – something seems off…like all is not what it seems…

Collecting HARBINGER #15-19 by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and all-star artists Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man) and Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong), start reading here with the mind-bending story arc that Comic Vine calls “an excellent jumping-on point.”

$14.99/T+/128 pgs.
TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 978-1-939346-15-5
ON SALE FEBRUARY 5th!

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL. 4: SECT CIVIL WAR TPB
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KHARI EVANS with CHRISCROSS
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Every enemy. Against each other.

For centuries, the cloak-and-dagger coalition of conspiracies collectively known as The Sect has worked together to bring silent oppression and undercover tyranny to a world that thought it was free. But, now after centuries of profit sharing and uneasy alliances, the factions of The Sect are about to erupt into open conflict…and the only men that can end the insanity are Archer & Armstrong! Too bad they’re fighting for different sides! Why? How? And will either survive? The knockdown, drag-out A&A event of the year starts now – and no conspirator is safe!

Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #14-17 by New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules) and acclaimed artists Khari Evans (Harbinger) and ChrisCross (Superman/Batman), jump into the series that IGN calls “a must read” with an all-new adventure pitching Archer & Armstrong into their biggest battle yet!

$14.99/T+/112 pgs.
TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 978-1-939346-25-4
ON SALE FEBRUARY 26th!


First Look: UNITY #2 – The Can’t-Miss Comics Event Continues in December!

UNITY_002_COVER_BRAITHWAITEValiant is proud to present your first look inside UNITY #2 – the next issue of 2013′s chart-topping, smash-hit new series debut by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT, Justice League of America) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice, Journey Into Mystery)!

Broken but not beaten… Unity has to put down X-O Manowar and avert nuclear war. But Harada’s super-team lasted a grand total of five minutes last issue before they were taken out. Time for Unity 2.0…but how do you get a cast of malcontents, egotists, immortal warriors, and manipulative backstabbers to work together? The answer? You don’t tell them they’re working together.

Unity cannot be stopped – and X-O Manowar doesn’t stand a chance! The most talked-about, most surprising new series of the year steamrolls into an all-new, action-packed chapter on December 11th, only in UNITY #2 – featuring covers by Doug Braithwaite, Travel Foreman, and Cary Nord, and 100% returnability for qualifying retailers!

And don’t miss your chance to start at the beginning with UNITY #1 – in stores now and limited to one printing only! Start reading here to find out what fans and critics agree – Unity is the coming of a comic book milestone!

“Amazing… [Unity] is a big superhero book done right.” – IGN
“★★★★★… Matt Kindt sets everything up perfectly…[and] Doug Braithwaite’s art is breathtaking.” – Comic Vine
“9 out of 10… If you are someone who loves superhero comics…[Unity] is one title that shows a lot of promise.” – Newsarama
“[Unity] lives up the hype… Kindt and Braithwaite already have readers on the edge of their seats…” – Bloody Disgusting
“This is gutsy, high-conflict, page-turning storytelling… If you want a great jumping on point, this is it.” – Geeks of Doom
“Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite have created something monumental. It is that simple.” – Comic Bastards
“Awesome all over the place… A very good comic that has me genuinely excited about what’s next.” – Multiversity Comics

For more information on Unity and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit Valiant.CinderBlock.com.

UNITY #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (OCT131342)
Variant Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (OCT131343)
Variant Cover by CARY NORD (OCT131344)
B&W Sketch Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (SEP138204)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 12/11/13 (FOC – 11/18/13)
*100% returnable for qualifying retailers*

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Ancient Immortals, Unlimited Ammo in ETERNAL WARRIOR #3

EW_003_COVER_JONESValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Eternal Warrior #3 by New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak and fan favorite artists Trevor Hairsine and Diego Bernard! The acclaimed debut of Valiant’s immortal champion kicks in overdrive as Gilad Anni-Padda begins a cutthroat quest to locate a Geomancer gone missing in the modern day America!

Hungry for glory as the Earth’s new Fist and Steel, the Eternal Warrior’s daughter Xaran has started a war between the mysterious Houses that rule the world. Now, as Gilad struggles to contain his daughter’s savage nature, two generations of Eternal Warrior race after the answers that lie between science and myth, rumor and legend, conquest and defeat.

Save the wizard – or all is lost! The series that The Onion/A.V. Club calls “gorgeously rendered comic-book action” hurtles into a brand new chapter on November 20th, only in Eternal Warrior #3!

For more information on Eternal Warrior and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit Valiant.CinderBlock.com.

ETERNAL WARRIOR #3
Written by GREG PAK
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE & DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by J.G. JONES (SEP131365)
Variant Cover by RILEY ROSSMO (SEP131366)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 11/20/13

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ComiXology Debuts Valiant 8-Bit Adventure: UNITY #1 – Valiant’s First Guided View Native Comic

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Comics and gaming fans prepare for a whole new level of Valiant 8-Bit greatness with the debut of Valiant’s first-ever digital-first Guided View Native comic – Valiant 8-Bit Adventure: UNITY #1. This all-new Valiant release is out now exclusively on comiXology – the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and the Web at www.comixology.com.

Hot off the heels of Valiant’s best-selling 8-bit covers, Valiant is proud to debut its first 8-bit Guided View Native comic that has been created specifically for digital, showcasing comiXology’s unique digital-only storytelling experience. Written by acclaimed creator Ben McCool with art from Valiant 8-Bit superstar Donovan Santiago and fan-favorite penciller ChrisCross, Valiant 8-Bit Adventure: UNITY #1 is the first, full-length look inside the world of Valiant 8-Bit with an all-new adventure starring X-O Manowar, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior and the rest of Valiant’s elite super-team, Unity!

“We’re excited to help bring Valiant’s first Guided View Native title to life and look forward to many more of their great stories to come,” said comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts. “It’s amazing to see the kinds of innovative comic story-telling the Guided View Native format has produced and Valiant 8-Bit Adventure: UNITY #1 brings us another stunning example of just that.”

“ComiXology’s Guided View Native format opens up a whole new horizon of storytelling possibilities,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “This is the next step in expanding Valiant’s incredibly successful 8-Bit initiative, and the Guided View Native process has allowed us to capture the best of what traditional comics and old school gaming have to offer for a one-of-a-kind reading experience unlike anything Valiant has attempted to date. Ben, Donovan, Chris and Assistant Editor Josh Johns have delivered something truly innovative here.”

Even the most dreaded team of heroes needs a training day. Before they take the fight to X-O Manowar in the pages of UNITY #1, Toyo Harada is launching his all-star squad of heavy hitters – Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, and Livewire – into the most intense, most unpredictable, most fantastic battle simulation ever undertaken. Can these inscrutable heroes survive a pixel-smashing fight through each of gaming’s greatest milestones? Find out today in Valiant 8-Bit Adventure: UNITY #1!

Also debuting the same day, don’t miss the landmark first issue of the Unity team’s battle against X-O Manowar in the pages of UNITY #1 – the hotly anticipated debut of Valiant’s latest ongoing series by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Doug Braithwaiteon sale now at comiXology!

VALIANT 8-BIT ADVENTURE: UNITY #1
Written by BEN MCCOOL
Art by DONOVAN SANTIAGO with CHRISCROSS
Available Now on comiXology

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About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,500 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valianthas returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. For more information, visit ValiantUniverse.com.

About comiXology
ComiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes top 10 grossing iPad apps in both 2011 and 2012. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City. For more information visit www.comixology.com.


Valiant’s UNITY Launches on Amazon Publishing’s Kindle Worlds

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Valiant is proud to announce that UNITY –Valiant Universe’s landmark super-team – is coming to Amazon Publishing’s Kindle Worlds, the first commercial publishing platform that enables any writer to write stories based on a range of original works and characters and earn royalties for doing so.

Pitching a star-studded roster of characters including Toyo Harada, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior and Livewire into battle against X-O Manowar, the launch of the UNITY World will coincide with the November 13th release of UNITY #1 – the oversized, 40-page first issue debut of Valiant’s newest ongoing series by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice). Valiant recently announced that UNITY #1 has accrued pre-orders of more than 68,500 copies, cementing its status as one of 2013′s highest selling new series debuts.

“Kindle Worlds continues to be an amazing showcase for Valiant’s most popular characters – and now authors and readers can finally bring them together under the auspices of the UNITY team. Build your own roster, send them on solo missions, introduce your own favorite arch-villain – we had a tremendous time bringing the UNITY comic book to life and, now, it’s our distinct pleasure to let fans do the same through the prism of Kindle Worlds and their incredible fan fiction platform,” said Gavin Cuneo, Valiant CFO & Head of Strategic Development.

“UNITY is another great example of Kindle Worlds providing writers and fans an opportunity to create new stories with their favorite Valiant characters,” said Philip Patrick, Director of Business Development and Publisher of Kindle Worlds. “We can’t wait to see the directions authors take over the coming weeks and look forward to reader responses to these stories.”

UNITY_001_COVER_BRAITHWAITETo celebrate the launch of Valiant’s groundbreaking superhero strike force to Kindle Worlds, Valiant will also be giving away a select number of customized Kindle Paperwhite devices – featuring the artwork of UNITY artist Doug Braithwaite – on the Valiant Comics Facebook page (fb.com/ValiantComics) during the week of UNITY #1′s release on November 13th.

To kill a king…he has created an army. The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the threat responsible for the destruction of MI-6, the decimation of an alien world, and the occupation of Eastern Europe… Unseat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon… Kill X-O Manowar!

Unity joins Valiant’s previously launched Worlds starring its fan favorite superhero properties, including: Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger, and Shadowman.

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About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,500 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. For more information, visit ValiantUniverse.com.

About Kindle Worlds
Kindle Worlds is a new publishing model that allows any writer to publish authorized stories inspired by popular Worlds and make them available for readers to purchase in the Kindle Store, and earn up to a 35% royalty while doing so. Kindle Worlds stories are typically priced between $0.99 and $3.99 and are exclusive to Kindle.

Amazon Publishing is engaged with additional rights holders from different areas of entertainment—books, games, TV, movies and music—and looks forward to announcing future deals soon. To get started writing works in licensed properties and to view the submission guidelines and instructions, visit the Self-Service Submission Platform at kindleworlds.amazon.com. For updates on licensed properties and to buy Kindle Worlds works, visit www.amazon.com/kindleworlds. For regular updates on Kindle Worlds, follow @KindleWorlds on Twitter.

About Amazon.com
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.cn, www.amazon.it, www.amazon.es, www.amazon.com.br, www.amazon.in, and www.amazon.com.mx. As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management’s expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment and data center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com’s financial results is included in Amazon.com’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.


BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #16 Gives ‘Em Hell!

BSCORPS_016_COVER_ZIRCHERValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #16 from the all-star creative team of co-writers Christos Gage (Superior Spider-Man) and Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and artist Emanuela Lupacchino (X-Factor)!

H.A.R.D. Corps has just experienced its first fatality, Bloodshot is severely weakened, and the new rookies are a mess. It would be suicide to take on Toyo Harada and the combined might of the Harbinger Foundation now…so that’s exactly what Bloodshot and his new team of paramilitary superhumans are going to do.

The acclaimed series that Uproxx calls “a perfect read for action fans” dives right back in the deep end on November 20th, only in Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #16!

For more information on Bloodshot and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #16
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (SEP131367)
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS (SEP131368)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 11/20/13

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