Category Archives: Announcements

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT | SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2015 SIGNING SCHEDULE

VALIANT_logoHere’s your guide on where to find Valiant’s greatest talents all week long at San Diego Comic-Con 2015!

FRIDAY, JULY 10th
MATT KINDT

CBDLF Booth (#1918) | 10 AM – 11 AM

FRIDAY, JULY 10th
JEFF LEMIRE

CBDLF Booth (#1918) | 11:30 AM – 12:30 AM

FRIDAY, JULY 10th
ROBERT VENDITTI

comiXology Booth (#2547) | 1 PM – 2 PM

Visit here for instructions on how to receive your comiXology-exclusive copy of X-O MANOWAR: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1, available only at San Diego Comic 2015!

SATURDAY, JULY 11th
JAMES ASMUS

CBDLF Booth (#1918) | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

SATURDAY, JULY 11th
VULTURE PRESENTS: VALIANT WRITERS ROUNDTABLE
WITH JAMES ASMUS, MATT KINDT, JEFF LEMIRE, AND ROBERT VENDITTI

Room 8 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Visit here for complete information on this exclusive spotlight panel, presented by Vulture.com!

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For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


#ValiantSummit: X-O MANOWAR #50 | COMING IN 2016

Just announced at #ValiantSummit, live from Twitter headquarters in San Francisco…

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X-O MANOWAR #50 | COMING IN 2016

Teaser Artwork by Mico Suayan

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


#ValiantSummit: Jen Van Meter and Roberto de la Torre Resurrect THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #1 – Coming in December!

DRM-SECOND_001_COVER_WADAJust announced at #ValiantSummit, live from Twitter headquarters in San Francisco…

In time, even the dead may die…and, this December, Valiant’s premier husband-and-wife paranormal investigation unit is all that stands between the mortal world and an unrelenting force hellbent on the annihilation of all souls…dead and alive!

Valiant is proud to announce THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #1 (of 4) – the long-awaited follow-up to 2014′s hit series, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, from the returning creative team of Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages) and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil)! At last, the death-defying Doctors Mirage are back with the much-anticipated sequel to their critically adored, sold-out debut…and an all-new jumping-on point for one of the most sought-after couples in comics!

Shan and Hwen Mirage lived their lives thrall to an epic love that few will ever have…and died tragically before their time. Pulled back alone from beyond the brink of death, Shan thought she had lost her beloved husband and soulmate forever. But, gifted with the power to speak with the dead and armed with years of experience in the otherworldly, she braved the depths of the underworld and returned her husband’s lost spirit to the land of the living. Now reunited, Shan and Hwen once again have a bright future ahead of them…but Hwen is still an intangible spirit of the dead. Though his company is a comfort to Shan, he still cannot open a spell-book, lift an occult artifact, wield an instrument of power…or so much as touch his wife.

With their options exhausted, the death-defying Doctors Mirage are about to risk everything and enact a dangerous spell to restore Hwen’s solid form…and grant his ghost a second life. But, in the wrong hands, their ancient rite will become a tool of terror – and unleash a force of pure, homicidal evil that lusts for the murder of the living and the dead alike…a torturous death that obliterates not just everything a person ever had in this world, but everything their ghost will be in the next!

Now Shan and Hwen Mirage must stop the vile being they’ve unwittingly released…but even they can’t do it alone. And, soon, they’ll be forced to turn for help to the last devil they ever want to deal with…

“I’m thrilled that the response to the first series was such that Valiant wanted me to do more, and this seemed the most natural of the ideas to pursue next… This is a comic book about a kind of funny, but bad-tempered gal and her ghost husband fighting ghost crime and hanging with their witch friends and being awesome,” said writer Jen Van Meter. “But I’d love it if the the readers and we can get to the end and have shared a story that maybe says a couple thoughtful things about the hard work that goes into rebuilding a relationship after time apart and after, in some sense, serious injury.”

This December, the death-defying Doctors Mirage delve into the darkness behind the Valiant Universe for a daring new limited series adventure! Don’t miss the next installment of one of 2014′s most acclaimed new series here as Shan and Hwen Mirage discover the true price of love lost and devotion returned in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Kevin Wada (She-Hulk) and more!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #1 (of 4)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by KEVIN WADA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | LIMITED SERIES | COMING IN DECEMBER!

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#ValiantSummit: Robert Venditti and Raul Allen Conquer WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 – An All-New Ongoing Series Beginning in November!

WRATH_001_COVER_LAFUENTE_halfJust announced at #ValiantSummit, live from Twitter headquarters in San Francisco…

Valiant is proud to announce WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR) and acclaimed artist Raul Allen (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Hawkeye)! Arriving in stores and online this November, Valiant’s latest ongoing series picks up in the aftermath of this summer’s colossal BOOK OF DEATH event series and will mark the first full-length Valiant series for illustrator Raul Allen, who has joined the publisher as an exclusive artist for the launch of WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR.

“From X-O MANOWAR to ARMOR HUNTERS to BOOK OF DEATH, Robert Venditti has played a key role in shaping the course of the Valiant Universe. Now, he’s bringing the same epic inspiration to WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR. You’ve never seen a comic book quite like this. You’ve never seen a story quite like this. It’s risky, it’s ambitious, and it’s awesome,” said Valiant Editor-in Chief Warren Simons.

“Helping us realize that vision is the phenomenally talented Raul Allen, who is quite simply one of the most exciting new voices in comics today,” he added. “Together, Rob and Raul make one hell of a team and WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR is going to be one hell of a series.”

For five millennia, the Eternal Warrior has shaped history at the end of his sword. He’s razed empires, toppled civilizations, and broken armies as an immortal soldier in service to the Earth.

But now, the Eternal Warrior has been torn from the world he once protected and finds himself stranded in a hostile alien landscape unlike any he’s ever faced. Separated from his earthly environs, can history’s deadliest soldier survive a realm far older, far deadlier, and fare more ruinous than anything he’s ever encountered before? Beyond Earth lies eternity…

“I can’t go into too many details without giving away spoilers about how BOOK OF DEATH is going to play out, but what I can say is that in the entire history of Gilad as a character – even going back to the original Valiant continuity – we’ve seen him face countless challenges in all sorts of locations throughout all sorts of eras,” said series writer Robert Venditti. “But I can promise you that what he’s going to face here is something that we’ve never seen him face before. It’s a completely new way of looking at the character and examining what he has to go through in order to be the Eternal Warrior.”

This November, master storytellers Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR) and Raul Allen (NINJAK) forge a new legend for the Valiant Universe’s immortal master of war with an all-new ongoing series in WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 – featuring covers by David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), Marcos Martin (Amazing Spider-Man), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN)!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAUL ALLEN
Wraparound Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONGOING SERIES | ON SALE IN NOVEMBER!

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#ValiantSummit: BOOK OF DEATH #1 to Launch as Valiant Entertainment’s Biggest Selling Debut with 70,000 Copies Sold Plus: Watch the Official Video Trailer for Valiant’s Colossal Summer Event

BOD_001_COVER-A_GILLJust announced at #ValiantSummit, live from Twitter headquarters in San Francisco…

With more than two weeks to go until the first issue of Valiant’s much anticipated summer event arrives in stores, BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) is already on track to become one of the best-selling independent comic book debuts of 2015!

Valiant is proud to announce that BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s cataclysmic, four-issue event series from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and blockbuster artists Robert Gill (ETERNAL WARRIOR, Batgirl) and Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, Justice) – will debut with initial orders of more than 70,000 copies, cementing its status as one of the year’s highest selling direct market debuts from an independent publisher and Valiant Entertainment’s highest selling series launch to date.

BOOK OF DEATH is going to mark a major turning point in Valiant’s evolution as a publisher,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “The success of BOOK OF DEATH speaks volumes about the passion of our brilliant creators, our staff, and the retailers that have helped us reach this point. We owe a huge thanks to them and can’t wait to put BOOK OF DEATH #1 into the hands of fans around the world. This is a series that is going to have a lasting impact on all corners of the Valiant Universe, and Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite have forged a phenomenal story that will captivate new readers and longtime fans alike.”

In tandem with the news of BOOK OF DEATH‘s best-selling launch, Valiant is also proud to debut to the official animated video trailer for BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)! Start reading here on July 15th as all-star creators Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite begin a thousand-year journey into the future of the Valiant Universe…and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today, only in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4):

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

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

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

Featuring the last stands of Valiant icons, the first appearances of all-new heroes, and tantalizing clues of future events, BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) is the gateway to the next decade of the Valiant Universe and beyond!

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

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Doug Braithwaite
Cover by Rafa Sandoval
ONE-SHOT | On sale in July

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine
Cover by Kano
ONE-SHOT | On sale in August

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; Art by Kano
Cover by Raul Allen
ONE-SHOT | On sale in September

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti; Art by Clayton Henry
Cover by Cary Nord
ONE-SHOT | On sale in October

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151595)
Cover B by JEFTE PALO (MAY151596)
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN (MAY151597)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY151598)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT |On Sale JULY 22 (FOC – 6/29/15)

BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD (JUN151591)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN151592)
Cover C by KANO (JUN151593)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (JUN151594)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (JUN151595)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 19 (FOC – 7/27/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by KANO (JUN151597)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (JUN151598)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUN151599)
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS (JUN151600)
$3.99 US | 32 pages | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale AUGUST 26 (FOC – 8/3/15)

BOOK OF DEATH #3 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD (JUL151656)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUL151657)
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (JUL151658)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (JUL151659)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (JUL151660)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 23 (FOC – 8/31/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KANO
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (JUL151661)
Cover B by FRANCIS PORTELA (JUL151662)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (JUL151663)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUL151664)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale SEPTEMBER 30 (FOC – 9/7/15)

BOOK OF DEATH #4 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN
Cover C by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Valiant Icons Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT |On Sale OCTOBER 28 (FOC – 10/5/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale OCTOBER 21 (FOC – 9/28/15)

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#ValiantSummit: Valiant Launches New Wave of One Dollar Debuts for Winter with BLOODSHOT REBORN #1, DIVINITY #1, and More!

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Just announced at #ValiantSummit, live from Twitter headquarters in San Francisco…

This winter, catch up with greatest and latest that the Valiant Universe has to offer with an all-new wave of one-dollar introductions for Valiant’s most acclaimed series!

Valiant is proud to announce an all-new wave of ONE DOLLAR DEBUTS, beginning this November in comic shops everywhere! You’ve seen the reviews… You’ve heard the buzz… Now discover the leading heroes of the largest independent superhero universe in comics with a brand new selection of 8 one-dollar introductions from some of the greatest creative talents in comics today, including Joshua Dysart, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Clay Mann, Cary Nord, Paolo Rivera, Jen Van Meter, Robert Venditti, and many more!

“Valiant’s number one priority is finding new readers and introducing them to the most acclaimed line-up of superhero titles on the stands today,” said Hunter Gorinson, Director of Marketing, Communications & Digital Media for Valiant Entertainment. “With initiatives including one dollar reprints of our best jumping-on points, line-wide $9.99 volume one trade paperbacks, and generous incentives for retailers on all of Valiant’s new series, we’re creating a new legion of fans one reader a time. Join us now and find out for yourself why Valiant is, pound for pound, putting out the best comic books anywhere in the industry today.”

From BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 to DIVINITY #1 to X-O MANOWAR #1, jump on board here this November and discover why Buzzfeed calls Valiant “a universe full of your new favorite superheroes” with an inspiring line-up of all-new ONE DOLLAR DEBUTS:

ODD_THE-VALIANT_001_COVER_RIVERAONE DOLLAR DEBUT: THE VALIANT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
$1.00 | 32 pgs. | COMING IN NOVEMBER!

“A near-perfect introduction to an ascending cosmos, and more importantly, a damn fine comic.” – Paste Magazine

ODD_X-O MANOWAR_001_COVER_AJAONE DOLLAR DEBUT: X-O MANOWAR #1 (NEW PRINTING)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by DAVID AJA
$1.00 | 32 pgs. | COMING IN NOVEMBER!

“Fantastic, action-packed storytelling that never fails to satisfy.” – IGN

ODD_BLOODSHOT-REBORN_COVER_SUAYANONE DOLLAR DEBUT: BLOODSHOT REBORN #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
$1.00 | 32 pgs. | COMING IN DECEMBER!

“A subversive new take on Valiant’s resident unkillable killing machine.” – Entertainment Weekly

ODD_HARBINGER_001_COVER_LOZZIONE DOLLAR DEBUT: HARBINGER #1 (NEW PRINTING)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
$1.00 | 32 pgs. | COMING IN DECEMBER!

“A good-looking, high-octane adventure that really ups the ante…” – Newsarama

ODD_RAI_001_COVER_CRAINONE DOLLAR DEBUT: RAI #1 (NEW PRINTING)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
$1.00 | 32 pgs. | COMING IN JANUARY!

“Maybe the best looking comic Valiant has produced yet, and a book that has nearly unlimited potential…” – Multiversity Comics

ODD_NINJAK_001_COVER_LAROSAONE DOLLAR DEBUT: NINJAK #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN & BUTCH GUICE
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
$1.00 | 32 pgs. | COMING IN JANUARY!

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

ODD_DR-MIRAGE_001_COVER_FOREMANONE DOLLAR DEBUT: THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
$1.00 | 32 pgs. | COMING IN FEBRUARY!

“✮✮✮✮½…Equal parts clever and emotional as it sets up an impressive new hero…” – Comic Book Resources

ODD_DIVINITY_001_COVER_DJURDJEVICONE DOLLAR DEBUT: DIVINITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
$1.00 | 32 pgs. | COMING IN FEBRUARY!

“High concept sci-fi executed perfectly, Divinity is one of the most exciting, ambitious titles Valiant has published.” – Wired

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


Valiant and ComicBook.com Team-Up for BOOK OF DEATH: CHAPTER ZERO – An Exclusive Weekly Webcomic by Robert Venditti & CAFU!

BOD_CHAPTER-ZERO_001_finalBefore Valiant’s colossal summer event begins in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) on July 15th…discover the shape of the cataclysm that is to come in BOOK OF DEATH: CHAPTER ZERO – an exclusive weekly webcomic beginning today, only at ComicBook.com!

The road to the year’s most monumental comics event starts here with an all-new, four-part prelude to BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR) and red-hot artist CAFU (UNITY)! Join the can’t-miss epic of the summer as the Eternal Warrior faces a wave of unnatural disasters that foreshadow a coming Dark Age for humanity…and tries to decide if the coming of the new Geomancer – the latest in a long line of ancient mystics he has sworn to protect – will save the world or doom it to an early extinction!

Beginning right now at ComicBook.com, look for a new installment of BOOK OF DEATH: CHAPTER ZERO each week in the lead-up to the release of BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and blockbuster artists Robert Gill (ETERNAL WARRIOR, Batgirl) and Doug Braithwaite (IMPERIUM, Justice) – available in comic shops and online on July 15th!

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

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

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

Featuring the last stands of Valiant icons, the first appearances of all-new heroes, and tantalizing clues of future events, BOOK OF DEATH is the gateway to the next decade of the Valiant Universe that will have fans returning to each issue for years to come! The battle begins on July 15th as all-star creators Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite forge the future of the Valiant Universe…and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today, only in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)!

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

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Doug Braithwaite
Cover by Rafa Sandoval
ONE-SHOT | On sale in July

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine
Cover by Kano
ONE-SHOT | On sale in August

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; Art by Kano
Cover by Raul Allen
ONE-SHOT | On sale in September

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti; Art by Clayton Henry
Cover by Cary Nord
ONE-SHOT | On sale in October

And don’t miss each installment of BOOK OF DEATH: CHAPTER ZERO each week at ComicBook.com!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151595)
Cover B by JEFTE PALO (MAY151596)
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN (MAY151597)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY151598)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 22 (FOC – 6/29/15)

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Twitter Presents the Official #ValiantSummit Live From San Francisco – An Exclusive Panel Streaming Live via Periscope on June 30th!

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In honor of Valiant’s 25th anniversary, Valiant and Twitter are teaming for an exclusive panel celebrating 25 years of the largest independent superhero universe in comics with news, announcements, and more!

Valiant Entertainment and Twitter are proud to announce the first-of-its-kind #ValiantSummit – an exclusive panel presentation streaming live from Twitter headquarters in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday, June 30th at 3 pm EDT/12 noon PDT. Join New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR), Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE), Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Director of Marketing, Communications & Digital Media Hunter Gorinson here for an hour of news, announcements, and live Q&A, streaming exclusively on the Periscope app at @ValiantComics.

New to Valiant comics? Then start here with a round of Valiant 101 as the #ValiantSummit panel presents a comprehensive introduction to Valiant’s groundbreaking superhero universe and the origins of its greatest heroes, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Divinity, and more. Then, the first official #ValiantSummit continues with revelations about the publisher’s upcoming BOOK OF DEATH summer event series by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and artists Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite; exclusive first word on upcoming series and special events coming in late 2015 and beyond; and questions and answers, live from fans around the world submitted via Twitter.

Tune in live to witness this unprecedented comics milestone live from Twitter headquarters on Tuesday, June 30th at 3 pm EDT/12 noon PDT on the Periscope app at @ValiantComics! Join the conversation on Twitter and submit your questions for Valiant’s all-star panel of guests now using the #ValiantSummit hashtag.

Periscope is a live video streaming app for iOS and Android. Simply download the Periscope app, create a new user log-in or use your Twitter log-in credentials, and visit @ValiantComics to watch the #ValiantSummit panel presentation live from San Francisco.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Valiant is one of the most successful comic book publishing companies in the history of the medium with more than 81 million comics sold and a library of more than 2,000 distinct characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more. Established by a brain trust of legendary comics creators – including former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter; seminal Iron Man writer and artist, Bob Layton; and the visionary writer and illustrator of Wolverine: Weapon X, Barry Windsor-Smith – Valiant’s heroes and villains inhabit the largest independently owned superhero universe anywhere in comics. In recent years the company has returned to great commercial and critical success, winning a Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year and numerous industry awards and accolades. Valiant’s titles consistently rate among the best reviewed in comics.

In 2015, Valiant announced that it partnered with Sony Pictures and Original Film to bring two of the publisher’s most acclaimed superhero franchises – BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER – to the big screen over the course of five feature films that will culminate with the shared universe crossover film, HARBINGER WARS. BLOODSHOT, arriving in theaters in 2017, will kick off the five-picture plan leading to HARBINGER WARS and will be directed by David Leitch & Chad Stahelski (John Wick). Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe of Original Film (The Fast and the Furious franchise) and Valiant Entertainment will produce the film.

For more information, visit Valiant Entertainment online at ValiantUniverse.com or Twitter.com/ValiantComics.


The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Heats Up for Florida Supercon 2015!

XO_VALIANT-25th_EXCLUSIVE-DEKALSummer is here and the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour is only just heating up! This June, the award-winning publisher of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot Reborn, Ninjak, Imperium, Rai, Divinity, and many more is heading to the sunshine state for Florida Supercon – Miami’s largest comic, anime, gaming and pop convention!

From Thursday, June 25th through Sunday, June 28th, join Valiant Entertainment at Booth #306/407 inside the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL for a weekend packed with special guests, convention-only exclusives, new merchandise, and more from the best that the Valiant Universe has to offer!

Stop by all weekend long to shop a complete collection of Valiant trade paperback and hardcover collections, then visit the Florida Supercon store booth and the Past Present Future Comics booth to pick up the X-O MANOWAR 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 FLORIDA SUPERCON EXCLUSIVE VARIANT! Featuring a limited edition cover by artist Jeff Dekal (SHADOWMAN), jump on board here with an all-new introduction to Valiant’s number one hero here as Valiant superstars Robert Venditti and CAFU reteam to reveal the origin of the indestructible X-O Manowar armor!

Plus: new to the Valiant Universe? Find out everything you need to know about the largest independent superhero universe in comics on Saturday, June 27th at 1:45pm in Flamingo 1-2 Ballroom for Valiant 101: The Story Starts Here – a step-by-step panel presentation detailing the origins of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Dr. Mirage, and more of Valiant’s top heroes and villains! Featuring an all-star panel of Valiant creators and staff, this is your one-stop gateway to the most acclaimed superhero publisher in comics today!

Valiant is also offering one-on-one portfolio reviews for aspiring artists at Florida Supercon. To sign up for this event, visit Valiant Entertainment at Booth #306/307 in Hall C, then head to Room D240 on Saturday, June 27th at 6pm for personal feedback and creative insight from Valiant staff members.

We’ll see you in Miami!

For tickets and directions, visit FloridaSupercon.com.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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[BREAKING] io9 Reveals the Dark Secret of Valiant’s BOOK OF DEATH #3 (of 4) – Coming in September!

BOD_003_COVER-A_NORDAt last, the force behind BOOK OF DEATH can be revealed…

Today at io9, Valiant announced a major revelation at the heart of the upcoming BOOK OF DEATH event – coming this summer from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti with art by Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite – and revealed the return of one of Valiant’s most iconic villains, Master Darque, in the pages of September’s BOOK OF DEATH #3 (of 4)!

Beginning in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) on July 15th, Valiant’s cataclysmic, four-issue event collides the next thousand years of history with the most powerful heroes of today! X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died. Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.

Now, for the very first time, the force behind the terrible future chronicled in the Book of the Geomancer will reveal itself as an unexpected and untold player…Master Darque…emerges to make his bid for control of the Earth’s newest Geomancer! But does the reappearance of history’s most powerful necromancer mean an apocalyptic future has been avoided…or guaranteed? As the heroes of the Valiant Universe fall and nature itself turns on humanity, all that stands between the devastated planet and ultimate evil is the Earth’s Fist and Steel himself…Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior!

“I can tell you that Darque has been waiting a very long time for this opportunity,” writer Robert Venditti told io9. “He has found a way to access the power of the Geomancer, though only in a limited way, which is absolutely something that he’d like to change. Enter the Eternal Warrior and the new Geomancer, Tama – both of whom have committed themselves to the fight, even if they don’t quite know who exactly they’re fighting against.”

Master Darque is the Valiant Universe’s most powerful necromancer – a sorcerer with an absolute and bitterly destructive agenda against life itself. Born Nicodemo Darque on a Louisana plantation in 1812 alongside his twin sister Sandria, Darque spent the subsequent decades seeking magical knowledge in realms beyond our own in a perverse attempt to both indefinitely extend his own life and master the dark arts. Frequently opposed by the hero known as Shadowman throughout the ages, Darque was last seen trapped in the spirit realm known as Deadside…but will return to the world of mortal men on July 15th in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) as he turns nature against humanity and challenges the Eternal Warrior for control of the Geomancer!

“Master Darque is one of Valiant’s most iconic characters, let alone villains, and this is the first time that we will see him unleashed in full on the heroes of the Valiant Universe,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Tama comes from a future where Darque has already succeeded and she knows the darkness that awaits humanity firsthand. But the revelation of Darque as the inciting force behind BOOK OF DEATH is only the first of many secrets that have yet to be revealed in this series… The first appearances of major new characters, defining moments for some of our most prominent heroes, and glimpses of the future that’s coming… This is a series that readers will be returning to for years to come.”

This September, the fall of the Valiant Universe continues…and Master Darque makes his bid for victory, only in BOOK OF DEATH #3 (of 4) – featuring covers by Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Clayton Crain (RAI), Stephen Segovia (Convergence), Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT)!

Don’t miss a moment of the summer’s can’t-miss event as all-star creators Robert Venditti, Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite forge the next thousand years of the Valiant Universe…and rain fire, blood, and war on the heroes of today, beginning on July 15th in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151595)
Cover B by JEFTE PALO (MAY151596)
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN (MAY151597)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY151598)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 22 (FOC – 6/29/15)

BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD (JUN151591)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN151592)
Cover C by KANO (JUN151593)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (JUN151594)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (JUN151595)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 19 (FOC – 7/27/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by KANO (JUN151597)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (JUN151598)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUN151599)
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS (JUN151600)
$3.99 US | 32 pages | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 26 (FOC – 8/3/15)

BOOK OF DEATH #3 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER!

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