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Real! Live! Cats! Seattle’s Comics Dungeon to Host Signing with VALIANT CAT COSPLAY Stars Fawkes & Nak in December!

BSUSA_003_CAT-COSPLAY-COVERAcross the millennia-spanning arc of human history, mankind has celebrated many triumphs. But, from the pyramids to the moon landing, they all now pale in comparison to the landmark achievement that Valiant has bequeathed unto civilization…with VALIANT CAT COSPLAY COVERS!

To mark this most momentous occasion, Seattle’s Comics Dungeon will be officiating the December release of this all-new line of shelf covers with a live, in-person signing featuring stars (and real-life felines) Fawkes and Nak, alongside Freyu – creator of the Cat Cosplay of the Feline Variety blog and trusted human – on Saturday, December 17th! From 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm PT, meet the stars behind the purr-aculous covers gracing each of Valiant’s releases throughout December, pose for photos, and get your VALIANT CAT COSPLAY COVERS paw-printed for all eternity by the legends themselves!

Arriving in stores this December, bear witness as ordinary, household feline companions are transformed into the world’s most valiant heroes for a fur-bulous new line of shelf photo covers spanning 10 best-selling series! From teenage martial arts master Archer to reality-warping cosmonaut Divinity to sky-soaring sensation Faith and MI-6 super-spy Ninjak, each VALIANT CAT COSPLAY COVER captures a furried friend pouncing into action as one of Valiant’s leading heroes inside a custom-built costume – tailor-made and photographed by the minds behind the Cat Cosplay of the Feline Variety blog.

Since being unveiled to a world unready to the absorb the full spectrum of their glory, Valiant’s VALIANT CAT COSPLAY COVERS have gone from comic book sensation to full-blown viral phenomenon through all the corners of the internet (including the sketchy ones), who are hailing the publisher’s latest initiative as the greatest contribution to human-feline relations since the lint roller:

“This may be the best thing to happen in the history of comics.” – Book Riot

“The greatest variant covers of all time…” – Gizmodo/io9

“Possibly the best comics news ever…” – Vulture

“THIS. THIS IS EVERYTHING… There will only be the time BEFORE the Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers and the time AFTER the Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers. It’s a new, modern world of comics. What a time to be alive.” – The Beat

“Exactly as amazing as it sounds.” – ComicsAlliance

“If there’s one thing the internet has taught us, it’s that cats make everything better.” – Comic Book Resources

“Kudos for finding the perfect cats to cosplay as different Valiant heroes… One of them even has a little cat gun, for his cat murders.” – Inverse

“Surprisingly enough, Cat-Armstrong is not drunk.” – GameSpot

“Cat cosplay covers that also go to a good cause? That makes this fun kitty collaboration even better.” – The Mary Sue

A portion of the proceeds from all VALIANT CAT COSPLAY COVERS sold will benefit the Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition (BARC), a New York-based non-profit that operates a beloved, no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. BARC’s mission is to provide a safe haven for abandoned animals – with quality food, shelter, medical attention, and the love they deserve – and to find permanent loving homes for them.

Designed by the Cat Cosplay of the Feline Variety blog – the gold standard of the “cat cosplay” genre that also boasts a legion of fans and followers across Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook – Valiant’s VALIANT CAT COSPLAY COVERS mark their first officially sponsored collaboration between CCFV and a comic book publisher or entertainment company.

Available as “order-all” covers across all of Valiant’s December 2016 series, each VALIANT CAT COSPLAY COVER will be available for retailers to order in unlimited quantities at the standard suggested retail price:

  • A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #10
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #3 (of 4)
  • BRITANNIA #4 (of 4)
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4)
  • FAITH #6
  • GENERATION ZERO #5
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #2 
  • NINJAK #22
  • SAVAGE #2 (of 4)
  • WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #14

They’re intrepid! They’re fearless! They’re cats! This December, the animal kingdom is invading the Valiant Universe with VALIANT CAT COSPLAY COVERS! Pick up yours…then be there when Seattle’s Comics Dungeon hosts the comic book signing of nine lifetimes, only on December 17th!

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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Visit Valiant at the New Jersey Comic Expo – This Weekend!

CON-TOUR-UPDATE-PROMO-JOHNSONAfter more than 40 dates from Florida to Washington State, Valiant’s can’t-miss convention tour is adding an extra stop this weekend in the Garden State!

On Sunday, November 20th, Valiant joins the New Jersey Comic Expo at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, NJ with VALIANT: THE FUTURE OF VALIANT AND BEYOND – an action-packed panel presentation spanning all of the award-winning publisher’s biggest series of 2017! Kicking off at 2 pm ET in the Creator’s Lab (Meeting Room 1), get the inside track on Valiant’s biggest year of new releases yet with in-depth discussions and never-before-seen artwork!

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 RENEGADE, SAVAGE, and DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE right here with an all-star cast of panelists, including Assistant Editor Lauren Hitzhusen, Assistant Editor Danny Khazem, and Vice President of Marketing & Communications Hunter Gorinson! The future of Valiant starts here with an exclusive round of updates – only at the New Jersey Comic Expo!

We’ll see you in the Garden State! And look for more cities to be added to Valiant’s non-stop convention roadshow in 2017!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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NHN’s GUARDIAN HUNTER: SUPER BRAWL RPG Adds Valiant’s X-O Manowar, Shadowman, and Eternal Warrior – Beginning Today on iOS and Android!

VALIANT_LOGOAward-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce a new partnership with game developer and publisher NHN Entertainment to introduce three of Valiant’s most iconic heroes – X-O Manowar, Shadowman, and the Eternal Warrior – as fully playable new additions to GUARDIAN HUNTER: SUPER BRAWL RPG, the massively popular 3-D RPG for iOS and Android with millions of users worldwide!

The action begins today as the alien-armored hero called X-O Manowar becomes the first comic book powerhouse to battle through the mystic realm of Bellia! Gather your allies and fight against the thousands of monsters with X-O Manowar’s signature lightning sword and “Sonic Boom” ability! With Valiant’s X-O Manowar on your side, you’ll stand a better chance than ever at leveling your Hunter and fighting against the Invaders from the Underworld to achieve peace in Bellia!

Then, in the wake of X-O Manowar’s sword-wielding debut, look for new Valiant characters to be added to the best-selling GUARDIAN HUNTER: SUPER BRAWL RPG throughout November! Next week, the supernatural guardian known as Shadowman strikes with his patented “Deadside Unleashed” ability on Thursday, November 17th! Then, Earth’s immortal Fist and Steel crashes into Bellia when the Eternal Warrior joins the fight with his “Pistols at Dawn” ability on Thursday, November 25th!

“NHN have done a phenomenal job bringing three of Valiant’s most enduring and beloved characters into three dimensions with beautiful graphics and action-packed gameplay,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales. “X-O Manowar and Shadowman have a long history in gaming, and GUARDIAN HUNTER: SUPER BRAWL RPG is a fantastic collaboration that is capturing Valiant’s characters in a way that they’ve never been seen before and delivering them to a passionate new audience.”

Fight new enemies, summon charming new Guardians, and turn your hero into a super-powerful knight, mage, or archer as you explore the realm of Bellia in the awesome and improved GUARDIAN HUNTER: SUPER BRAWL RPG for iOS and Android – now featuring Valiant’s legendary comic book heroes: X-O Manowar, Shadowman, and the Eternal Warrior!

X-O MANOWAR

Born into battle, Aric of Dacia – heir to the throne of the Visigoth Empire – never knew peace. Raised under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire in fifth-century Europe, Aric’s entire existence was spent fighting a never-ending insurgency against history’s most brutal empire…until a far more terrifying enemy revealed itself and changed his destiny forever. Abducted by a brutal race of extraterrestrials known as the Vine, Aric was forced into slavery on an alien world. Torn from his family, his people and his nation, he spent years plotting his escape…until the day came that he was able to seize a weapon of incalculable destruction – a sentient suit of alien armor – and become X-O Manowar!

SHADOWMAN

There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?

ETERNAL WARRIOR

Across ten millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda 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. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, no one in the Valiant Universe is more dangerous or more experienced in the art of war than the unrelenting Eternal Warrior.

Download GUARDIAN HUNTER: SUPER BRAWL RPG today for iOS and Android and watch in awe as Valiant’s own X-O Manowar charges into a three-dimensional roleplaying battle like no other!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

About NHN Entertainment:

NHN Entertainment Corp. is a game developer and publisher well known for its online/mobile game brand called HANGAME. It services PC games with various genres including casual, web board, RPG, FPS, sports and functional games. In mobile game business, NHN Entertainment seeks to secure global competitiveness with both in-house and publishing games such as ‘Crusaders Quest’, ‘Wooparoo Mountain’, ‘LINE POP’ and ‘Friends Pop’. In addition to game business, recently it started IT-based businesses including Comico (webtoon), Payco (payment), and Cross-border e-Commerce focusing on both B2B and B2C market. NHN Entertainment accelerates to take control of global game market with its global networks in Japan (NHN PlayArt/ NHN Hangame), USA (NHN Entertainment USA), Thailand (NHN Entertainment Thai), Taiwan (NHN Entertainment Taiwan) and Singapore (NHN Entertainment Singapore).

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.

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Valiant Joins NC Comicon with Panels, Programming and More in November!

NC_VALIANT-VOICEFrom Friday, November 11th to Sunday, November 13th, Valiant is bringing its action-packed cross-country road show to NC Comicon for a stratospheric weekend packed with award-winning comic books, can’t-miss merchandise, and more!

All weekend long, get in on the action with Valiant inside the Durham Convention Center in booth #A601-A602 and see why Valiant is one of the most celebrated superhero universes in comics! Start right here with a complete selection of trade paperbacks, deluxe hardcovers, t-shirts and merchandise for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including 4001 A.D., BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, THE VALIANT, X-O MANOWAR, and many more!

Then, the action continues with a jam-packed slate of signings from some of Valiant’s most acclaimed creators, including New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR, Conan)!

Plus: Go straight to the source of the largest independent superhero universe in comics on Friday, November 11th at 1:00 p.m. in Carolina Theater Cinema #2 with VALIANT 101: NEW FANS START HERE – a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most iconic, and 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 in comics today! Join Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani and an astounding lineup of panelists for a one-of-a-kind to the Valiant Universe! From X-O MANOWAR and FAITH to BLOODSHOT 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!

Finally, the most exciting panel experience of the weekend awaits with a flurry of updates and insights on Saturday, November 12th at 11:30 am in Carolina Theater Cinema #2 with 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 RENEGADE, SAVAGE, and DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE right here with Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani and an all-star cast of panelists! The future of Valiant starts here with an exclusive round of updates – only at NC Comicon!

We’ll see you in the Bull City! And look for more cities to be added to Valiant’s non-stop convention roadshow in the winter and beyond!

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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Valiant Promotes Josh Johns to Director of Digital Media & Development

VALIANT_JOHNSValiant today named Josh Johns to the position of Director of Digital Media and Development. A key member of the company through multiple departments since Valiant’s relaunch in 2012, Johns joined the company as Assistant Editor in 2011 before being tapped to spearhead Valiant’s digital media development and subsequently being promoted to his previous position as Associate Director of Digital Media and Development in 2015.

Johns’ new title reflects his contributions to Valiant’s growth and expansion, which most recently culminated in the creation of VALIANT DIGITAL – a new division of Valiant Entertainment committed to producing scripted original content in live action, animation, and emerging media, created specifically for the digital arena. The first project from will be NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE – a brutal, first-of-its-kind, live-action digital series set to debut in late 2017. As Johns continues to extend Valiant’s reach across social and digital media, VALIANT DIGITAL is the next strategic evolution of Valiant’s long-term plan to expand the ranks of its already sizable fanbase around the world.

“With new projects and opportunities emerging in the realms of film, television, gaming, and licensing, Valiant is pioneering as a multimedia entertainment company,” said Valiant Chief Operating Officer Gavin Cuneo. “As future digital projects bring Valiant’s award-winning superheroes to new platforms and audiences, Josh will play an important leadership role in their development.”

Following his success on Valiant’s editorial team, Johns was tapped with spearheading Valiant’s social and digital media development. Since the transition, Johns developed Valiant’s social media presence into one of the most robust and interactive out of any independent comics publisher, assisted in the creation of VALIANT DIGITAL, and developed strategic partnerships with companies including Twitter, Twitch, Bat in the Sun Productions, and more.

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 is on the cutting edge of what a comics publisher can do in digital media. For several years, Josh’s ambition and innovative eye have exposed the company to an entirely new audiences, while still keeping us closer than ever to our dedicated fanbase,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “In his new role, Josh’s passion and dedication will continue to open up new opportunities, projects, and partnerships dedicated to creating new fans and readers of Valiant.”

Johns’ experience prior to Valiant includes Marvel Entertainment and Gaijin Studios. He holds a B.A. from the University of Georgia.

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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Matt Kindt & Marc Laming Unleash “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” – Beginning in January!

NINJAK_023_COVER-A_BODENHEIMThe Countdown to One of 2017’s Biggest Showdowns Begins with Major New Storyline Launching in NINJAK #23

The most daring Ninjak epic of all time is about to begin as Master Darque goes head to head with Valiant’s most feared super-spy!

As revealed today at Newsarama, Valiant is proud to announce “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE,” beginning in January’s NINJAK #23 – the FIRST ISSUE of a blistering ALL-NEW ARC and ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT for MI-6’s deadliest covert operative! This winter, join New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE) and acclaimed artist Marc Laming (Planet Hulk) for a searing, four-part descent into darkness that will set Ninjak on an irreversible collision course with Master Darque – the secret master of his deadliest foes, the Shadow Seven, and the Valiant Universe’s most dreaded force of evil incarnate!

Master Darque – the sadistic lord of death and resurrection – wrests to be free once again, but first he must fight for his life. Darque is a target, his powers are weak, and his enemies know it. Now, Darque’s own former pupil and Ninjak’s ruthless arch-nemesis – the lethal assassin known as Roku – has gathered the Shadow Seven together again for the sole purpose of putting Darque down for good. And the only thing holding their uneasy alliance together is a mysterious benefactor from the shadows… Someone who also goes by the name Darque…

“I’m incredibly excited about the revelations we have in store for THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE. This is a story we’ve been building towards right from Ninjak’s first issue,” said Valiant Editor in Chief Warren Simons. “From the truth of Ninjak’s training and origin to the final revelation about the Shadow Seven’s secret final members, Matt and Marc are about to unleash some major, game-changing ramifications that are going to leave jaws dropped.”

It’s all led to this! On January 11th, be there as Matt Kindt and Marc Laming present a death-defying jumping-on point that will leave Valiant’s seven-time Harvey Award-nominated series forever shattered when “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” strikes in NINJAK #23! Featuring covers by Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Ben Oliver (The Multiversity), Felipe Massafera (Shaper), Ryan Lee (Inhuman), Bilquis Evely (Wonder Woman), and Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night), the countdown to the biggest Ninjak tale ever attempted starts here in 2017!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

NINJAK #23 (NEW ARC! “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by MARC LAMING
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Cover B by BEN OLIVER
Cover C by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by BILQUIS EVELY
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH

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Win a Year’s Worth of Valiant Comics with the Harbinger Renegades Subscription Contest!

HR_001_COVER-A_ROBERTSONActivate the biggest series launch of the fall with a chance to win free Valiant comics for an entire year!

Valiant is proud to announce the HARBINGER RENEGADES Subscription Contest –a mind-blowing event heralding the release of HARBINGER RENEGADES #1—the FIRST ISSUE of the year’s most important ONGOING SERIES! As multiple Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Wolverine, The Boys) get ready to set the course for the entire Valiant Universe, don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a year’s worth of free Valiant comic books! Simply subscribe to HARBINGER RENEGADES before the first issue goes on-sale on November 16th at a participating retailer in the United States and Canada, post a picture of you or your comic shop retailer adding the series to your pull list on Instagram at @ValiantEntertainment with #WinHarbinger, and let the excitement begin!

Then, double your odds by posting another photo of yourself with HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 to @ValiantEntertainment on November 16th. Five winners, picked at random on November 23rd, will then receive a year’s worth of free monthly Valiant comic books ($400 value) at their participating retailer!

Please see official rules sheet for complete rules and guidelines.

Across the United States and Canada, retailers everywhere are going mental for the HARBINGER RENEGADES Subscription Contest! View the official HARBINGER RENEGADES Subscription Contest map at www.ValiantUniverse.com/WinHarbinger for the complete list of participating retailers.

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Can’t find your local comic shop? No problem! Have your local retailer contact Valiant at sales@valiantentertainment.com to have their shop added to the list.

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.

On November 16th, be there as Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson bring the most dangerous team in comics roaring towards revolution with HARBINGER RENEGADES #1…and don’t miss your chance to win a year’s worth of free Valiant comics with the HARBINGER RENEGADES Subscribe & Win Contest!

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

 

HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
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NYCC 2016: Valiant Announces NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE – A Live-Action, Digital-Exclusive Series

b0c9c87e-414a-4018-ac8d-ccceee30e860Award-Winning Comics Publisher Launches New Division, VALIANT DIGITAL, to Produce Short-Form Content for Emerging Media

As revealed today at New York Comic Con 2016, Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE – a brutal, first-of-its-kind, live-action digital series. Premiering online in late 2017, the bone-shattering, six-episode series will pit MI-6’s master assassin, Ninjak, against a gauntlet of Valiant’s most formidable heroes for a bloodstained battle royale torn from the pages of the largest independent superhero universe in comics.

Watch the first trailer for NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE here:

The series will be the first project from VALIANT DIGITAL – a new division of Valiant Entertainment committed to producing original content in live-action, animation and emerging media created specifically for the digital arena. In addition to NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE, look for more projects from VALIANT DIGITAL to be announced in the near future.

“With major projects in film, television, and gaming already well underway, VALIANT DIGITAL is the next strategic evolution of Valiant’s long-term plan to expand the ranks of its already sizable fanbase around the world,” said Valiant Chief Operating Officer Gavin Cuneo. “In years past, it wasn’t uncommon for comic book publishers to prime new fans by expanding into Saturday morning animation or short-form programming. Today, that demographic has largely migrated online. With the launch of VALIANT DIGITAL and, soon, NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE, Valiant will become the first major comic book publisher to create original, short-form content for the digital arena – and, with it, introduce our characters to one of the most engaged and passionate communities anywhere.”

Directed by Aaron & Sean Schoenke of Bat in the Sun Productions – the creators of the massively popular YouTube sensation Super Power Beat Down – and written by Aaron Schoenke, Sean Schoenke, and Joe Harris, NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE stars Michael Rowe (The CW’s Arrow and The Flash) as Colin King aka Ninjak; Jason David Frank (Power Rangers) as Bloodshot; John Morrison (WWE, El Rey’s Lucha Underground) as the Eternal Warrior; Chantelle Barry (90210, Entourage) as Roku; Kevin Porter (Dodgeball) as Armstrong; Ciera Foster (Two and a Half Men) as Livewire, and Derek Theler (ABC’s Baby Daddy) as X-O Manowar; among others yet to be revealed. The series will be produced by Dinesh Shamdasani, Josh Johns, and Gavin Cuneo for Valiant Entertainment.

“We’ve been quietly working over the last year to build a series of a scale and ambition that has never before been attempted in the digital space. NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE is a showcase for the incredible characters and storytelling that Valiant has exhibited from its inception,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “We are incredibly excited to finally be sharing the first project from VALIANT DIGITAL with the Valiant fanbase, the comic book faithful and a whole new legion of fans who consume pop culture in the digital arena, but have yet to purchase their first Valiant comic. We’re bringing the same passion and intensity that helped us produce some of the best comics in the business and coupling that with an incredible, first-class team of filmmakers to create an experience that must be seen to be believed.”

Colin King is Ninjak, MI-6’s deadliest intelligence operative and weapons expert. When the ruthless assassin Roku exploits his greatest weakness, Ninjak will be forced to betray his closest allies. Now, on the run, he must face off against the most powerful heroes known to man for a high-octane, take-no-prisoners trial by fire more perilous and more unpredictable than any he’s faced before. In 2017, the world’s most dangerous super-spy goes to war with the Valiant Universe…

“Bat in the Sun couldn’t be more excited to be teaming up with the Valiant Digital family with NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE,” said Bat in the Sun Productions co-founder Aaron Schoenke. “Since starting Bat in the Sun in 2001, we have continued to push boundaries of digital-exclusive content and we excitedly look forward to bringing our millions of fans a series unlike anything they have seen before.”

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 gone onto produce 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. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films.

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.

Co-created by legendary writer/artist Bob Layton, writer Mark Moretti, and current Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, Ninjak first debuted in 1993 in the pages of Valiant’s BLOODSHOT #6 before launching his own massively popular solo series. As one of the definitive and most popular Valiant heroes of all time, Ninjak boasts lifetime sales of more than 3 million copies and a legion of fans around the world. Ninjak’s current series, launched in 2015 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt with artists Clay Mann and Butch Guice, is often cited as one of Valiant’s finest and was recently nominated for seven 2016 Harvey Awards in categories including Best Continuing or Limited Series, Best Graphic Album, Best Cover Artist, and many more. NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE will mark the character’s first appearance in live-action.

Founded by Aaron & Sean Schoenke in 2001, Bat in the Sun Productions is one of the leading producers of scripted original content in the digital arena. Their flagship show, Super Power Beat Down, is one of the most successful original series in YouTube history and features popular heroes and villains leaping from the comic page and onto the screen for a winner-take-all battle decided by fans across the globe. The success of Super Power Beat Down has launched Bat in the Sun’s YouTube network into worldwide notoriety and popular acclaim with nearly 2 million subscribers and more than 200 million views.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

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NYCC 2016: Valiant Unveils New York Comic Con 2016 Exclusive Releases & Signing Schedule

NYCC_001_BSUSA-VARIANT_BALTAZARGet ready, because the most acclaimed publisher in comics today is gearing up to storm into the East Coast’s largest pop culture and comics convention with a massive slate of NYCC-first debuts, con-exclusive releases, and superstar signings that no fan will want to miss!

Next week, Valiant Entertainment is taking the spotlight at New York Comic Con 2016 (NYCC) for a jam-packed weekend bursting with exclusive merchandise and signings all weekend long! From Thursday, October 6th through Sunday, October 9th, join Valiant at booth #1635 inside Manhattan’s iconic Javits Center to get the first look at a host of new and never-before-seen comics, figures, t-shirts, buttons, and much more!

VALIANT NYCC 2016 EXCLUSIVE & DEBUT RELEASES

 

 

          

COMICS:

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BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 NYCC 2016 EXCLUSIVE VARIANT [$20]
Artwork from Eisner Award-winning artist Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans)

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FAITH #3 KEEP A BREAST #CHECKYOURSELFIE VARIANT [$10]
Proceeds from each sale will benefit the Keep-A-Breast Foundation. Artwork by Diego Bernard.

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SAVAGE #1 NYCC 2016 RETAILER EDITION
Available only to participating retailers at the Diamond Retailer Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, October 6th.

MERCHANDISE:

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FAITH POP! ASIA VINYL IMPORT FIGURE [$15]

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FAITH/KEEP A BREAST BUTTON BADGE [$1]
All proceeds from each sale will benefit the Keep-A-Breast Foundation. Artwork by Diego Bernard.

APPAREL:

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FAITH POP! T-SHIRT [$25]
NYCC Exclusive

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FAITH POP! HAT [$25]
NYCC Exclusive

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG JACK OF ALL TRADES T-SHIRT [$25]
NYCC Exclusive Debut

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BLOODSHOT CLASSIC JACK OF ALL TRADES T-SHIRT [$25]
NYCC Exclusive Debut

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HARBINGER CLASSIC JACK OF ALL TRADES T-SHIRT [$25]
NYCC Exclusive Debut

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NINJAK JACK OF ALL TRADES T-SHIRT [$25]
NYCC Exclusive Debut

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X-O MANOWAR JACK OF ALL TRADES T-SHIRT [$25]
NYCC Exclusive Debut

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VALIANT SOCKS THREE-PACK BY HYPHENS [$20]
NYCC Exclusive Debut

TOP-SECRET ITEMS:

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 TOP-SECRET PROJECT VARIANT #1 [FREE]
Only available during Jason David Frank signing on Friday, October 7th at 12 noon at the Valiant booth (#1635)

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VALIANT TOP-SECRET PROJECT GIVEAWAY ITEM [FREE]
Only available on Saturday, October 8th at the VALIANT x BAT IN THE SUN: TOP-SECRET PROJECT panel at 2:45 p.m. in Room 1A21

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VALIANT TOP-SECRET PROJECT GIVEAWAY POSTER [FREE]
Only available on Saturday, October 8th at 4 p.m. during the VALIANT TOP-SECRET PROJECT CAST SIGNING at the Valiant booth (#1635)

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VALIANT TOP-SECRET PROJECT ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Visit ValiantStore.com for an exclusive new t-shirt offering, only available online beginning Saturday, October 8th

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 TOP-SECRET PROJECT VARIANT #2 [FREE]
Only available during Jason David Frank signing on Sunday, October 9th at 12 noon the Valiant booth (#1635)

Then, Valiant’s biggest convention appearance ever continues with signings and appearances from the star-studded cast to Valiant’s highly anticipated TOP-SECRET digital series, alongside some of the most acclaimed talents anywhere!

VALIANT NYCC 2016 SIGNING SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 6th

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans)
David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY)
Diego Bernard (NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR)
Jody Houser (FAITH)
Lewis LaRosa (SAVAGE, BLOODSHOT REBORN)
Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT)

Friday, October 7th

12:00 p.m.

VALIANT TOP-SECRET PROJECT SIGNING with
Jason David Frank (Power Rangers)

1:30 p.m.

THE WEEKLY PULL PODCAST SIGNING with:

Tiffany Crivelli (Comic POP!)
Sal Crivelli (Comic POP!)
Benny Potter (Comicstorian)
Rob Jefferson (Rob Explains)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.:

David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY)
Jody Houser (FAITH)
Lewis LaRosa (SAVAGE, BLOODSHOT REBORN)
Brian Reber (SAVAGE, A&A)
Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES, A&A)
Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN)
Fred Van Lente (GENERATION ZERO, WAR MOTHER)
Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR)

Saturday, October 8th:

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY)
Diego Bernard (NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR)
Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN)
Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.:

Amy Chu (X-O MANOWAR)
Clayton Henry (SAVAGE, HARBINGER WARS)
Jody Houser (FAITH)
Lewis LaRosa (SAVAGE, BLOODSHOT REBORN)
Brian Reber (SAVAGE, A&A)
Rafer Roberts (HARBINGE RENEGADES)
Fred Van Lente (GENERATION ZERO, WAR MOTHER)

4:00 p.m.:

VALIANT TOP-SECRET PROJECT CAST SIGNING with:

Michael Rowe (Arrow)
Jason David Frank (Power Rangers)
Chantelle Barry (90210, Entourage)
Ciera Foster (Two and a Half Men)
Kevin Porter (Dodgeball)
Derek Theler (Baby Daddy)

Sunday, October 9th

12:00 p.m.:

VALIANT TOP-SECRET PROJECT SIGNING with
Jason David Frank (Power Rangers)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.:

David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY)
Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES)
Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN)
Fred Van Lente (GENERATION ZERO, WAR MOTHER)

We’ll see you in the Big Apple!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


NYCC 2016: Valiant Debuts First Official Look at Ninjak from TOP-SECRET Live-Action Project

NYCC_001_NINJAK_costumeExclusive Series Announcement and Footage to Stream Live from New York Comic Con 2016 on Twitch’s Hyper RPG Channel

Valiant is proud to debut the first official image of star Michael Rowe in costume as MI-6’s master assassin – Colin King aka the lethal Ninjak – from Valiant’s upcoming TOP-SECRETLIVE-ACTION project to be announced at New York Comic-Con 2016 (NYCC) on October 8th! Valiant’s first-of-its-kind, feature-length original digital series – directed by Bat in the Sun’s Aaron & Sean Schoenke, the co-creators of the massively successful YouTube sensation Super Power Beat Down – will feature Ninjak’s brutal live-action debut as he goes head-to-head with a top-secret roster of Valiant’s most iconic heroes for a bloodstained battle royale.

Additionally, Valiant can now confirm two new additions to the project’s star-studded cast in actor Kevin Porter (Dodgeball) and actress/model Ciera Foster (Two and a Half Men). Porter and Foster join lead actor Michael Rowe (CW’s Arrow, The Flash) alongside a prestigious and rapidly growing cast that also includes Jason David Frank (Power Rangers), John Morrison (WWE, El Rey’s Lucha Underground), Derek Theler (ABC’s Baby Daddy), and Chantelle Barry (90210, Entourage).

“We’ve been quietly working behind the scenes on this series since 2015 and are incredibly excited to be debuting the first look at footage this year at New York Comic Con. We’ve set out to make the best and most ambitious series ever produced in the digital space – one that will live up to the high standards we’ve set in publishing,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “As Valiant gears up for an upcoming slate of film, television and video game releases, we felt the timing was right to begin to produce live-action digital content that would both give ours fans an experience truly worthy of the Valiant Universe, while also introducing new fans to the Valiant characters in the same way the animated television shows of the 1980s and 1990s did for comics in years past. Get ready to lose your mind – seeing Ninjak in action for the first time is nothing short of incredible.”

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The secrets behind Valiant’s highly anticipated, high-octane series will be revealed on October 8th, 2016 during the VALIANT x BAT IN THE SUN: TOP-SECRET PROJECT panel presentation, only at New York Comic Con 2016! Be there as Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, Associate Director of Digital Media & Development Josh Johns, and directors Aaron & Sean Schoenke join stars Michael RoweJason David FrankDerek ThelerChantelle BarryKevin Porter, and Ciera Foster – plus a special guest appearance by John Morrison – to unveil an exclusive first look at footage from Ninjak’s bone-breaking live-action debut. Fans in attendance will receive an exclusive giveaway item available only at Saturday’s panel, which will then be followed by an all-star cast signing at the Valiant booth (#1635).

Not at NYCC? Never fear, because fans worldwide can follow all of the major news and announcements live from the VALIANT x BAT IN THE SUN: TOP-SECRET PROJECT panel presentation live on Twitch‘s Hyper RPG channel at twitch.tv/hyperrpg! Don’t miss a moment of the action as Ninjak steps off the comic page and into Valiant’s first original series, right here with Twitch‘s Hyper RPG!

Plus: Get an advance sneak preview of the epic announcement to come right now at AMC on the latest episode of Geeking Out with Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg! Last month, Geeking Out’s Tiffany Smith paid a visit to the Los Angeles set of Valiant’s top-secret Ninjak project to take an all-access trip inside the Valiant Universe and go toe-to-toe with star Michael Rowe. Watch a behind-the-scenes segment online to see for yourself why Ninjak is going to be taking New York Comic Con by storm in just a week’s time for an amazing announcement like no other:

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.

About Bat in the Sun Productions:

Founded by Aaron & Sean Schoenke in 2001, Bat in the Sun Productions is one of the leading producers of scripted original content in the digital arena. Their flagship show, Super Power Beat Down, is one of most successful original series in YouTube history and features popular heroes and villains leaping from the comic page and onto the screen for a winner-take-all battle decided by fans across the globe. The success of Super Power Beat Down has launched Bat in the Sun’s Youtube network into worldwide notoriety and popular acclaim with nearly 2 million subscribers and more than 200 million views.

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