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Planet Comicon 2017 ­– Valiant Storms into Kansas City with Programs, Panels, and More!

PCC_GUIDE-2017_COVER_STRAHMFrom Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th, Valiant’s cross-country convention road show is planting its flag at Kansas City, MO for Planet Comicon – and we’re bringing along a non-stop line-up of merchandise, programming, and panels to celebrate!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside Kansas City’s Bartle Hall at booth #1523 to find out why readers everywhere have declared Valiant as their favorite superhero universe with a selection of paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, FAITH, HARBINGER RENEGADE, NINJAK, QUANTUM & WOODY, SAVAGE and many more! And don’t forget to grab your copy of the official Planet Comicon 2017 Event Guide, featuring an explosive cover by acclaimed artists Kyle Strahm (Spread) and Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight) uniting the Valiant Universe’s biggest icons!

Plus: Be sure to visit the phenomenal Valiant talent that’s charging into Planet Comicon all weekend long, including:

  • Colleen Doran (Artist, FAITH)
  • Matt Kindt (Writer, X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY)
  • B. Clay Moore (Writer, SAVAGE)

Then: Get to know one of the most celebrated superhero universes in comics today on Saturday, April 29th at 3:30 p.m. CT in room 2104 for the VALIANT 101: THE STORY STARTS HERE panel presentation! New to the Valiant Universe? Jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes – from BLOODSHOT and DIVINITY to FAITH and HARBINGER RENEGADE to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From The A.V. Club to Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today… Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

We’ll see you in Kansas City! And don’t skip a second of the action as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through Houston; New York; Colorado; and more throughout the spring!

Friday, April 28th – Sunday, April 30th
Planet Comic Con
Bartle Hall
Kansas City, MO

Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th
Comicpalooza
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th
Tidewater Comicon
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival
Pier 36
New York, NY

Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival
Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

* Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!*

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

 

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C2E2 2017 – Valiant Heads to Chicago with Parties, Panels, and Exclusives in April!

C2E2_LOGOFrom Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd, Valiant is bringing its cross-country convention road show to Chicago, IL for C2E2 2017 – and we’re unleashing a non-stop line-up of exclusives, programming, panels, and parties to celebrate!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside Chicago’s McCormick Place at Booth #317 to find out why Valiant is forging the 21st century’s most acclaimed superhero universe with a complete selection of paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, FAITH, HARBINGER RENEGADE, QUANTUM & WOODY, SAVAGE and many more! And don’t miss the convention debut of brand-new finely sculpted ceramic mugs from Surreal Entertainment, featuring two of the Valiant Universe’s biggest icons, X-O Manowar and Bloodshot! [$40 per set]

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Then: explore the future of Valiant’s leading icon on Friday, April 21st at 5:30 p.m. CT in room S405A for the VALIANT: 25 YEARS OF X-O MANOWAR panel presentation! This spring, Valiant marks 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as best-selling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1! Now, right here at C2E2, join a blockbuster roundtable of Valiant staff and creators for an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history…and a special look forward at what awaits the must-read new series of 2017!

Next: the Valiant Universe leaps off of the comics page and onto the cutting edge of superhero storytelling on Saturday, April 22nd at 6:30 p.m. CT in room S405B for the VALIANT DIGITAL: NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE AND BEYOND panel presentation! Join star Jason David Frank and Valiant’s own Josh Johns and Dinesh Shamdasani as they collide MI-6’s deadly assassin against a gauntlet of Valiant’s most formidable heroes with new footage from NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE – the bone-shattering, live-action series coming in 2017 – and more news and announcements about all-new VALIANT DIGITAL projects! And stick around for a free exclusive print at the end of the panel!

Finally: the road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here at C2E2 with a superstar cast of Valiant creators and staff on Sunday, April 23rd at 12:15 p.m. in room S405B at the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation! Jump on board here to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes…and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe with never-before-seen artwork and announcements!

Plus: don you strongest armor and blast into the biggest party of the weekend on Friday, April 21st as Valiant and Pipeworks Brewing Co. kick off the C2E2 2017: X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE RELEASE PARTY! From 7 pm CT onward at Chicago’s Cobra Lounge (235 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607), Valiant is celebrating its all-new collaboration with Chicago’s own Pipeworks Brewing Co. – a new limited-edition brew created in honor of the all-new X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1, the sold-out, epic new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello!

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Co-sponsored by Valiant Entertainment, Pipeworks Brewing Co., and Hope for the Day, the first 75 party-goers will receive a strictly limited X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 cover flat – a rare, unbound comic cover pulled directly from the printing press and signed by Valiant staff and creators! Portions of the proceeds from the party’s $5 door charge and all pints of X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE poured will be donated to Hope for the Day, supporting their suicide prevention outreach and mental health education projects. RSVP online at Facebook or Eventbrite.

We’ll see you in the Windy City! And don’t miss a moment of the excitement as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through Los Angeles, Kansas City, Houston, and more throughout the spring!

Friday, April 21st – Sunday, April 23rd
C2E2
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 23rd
L.A. Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California Campus
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, April 28th – Sunday, April 30th
Planet Comic Con
Bartle Hall
Kansas City, MO

Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th
Comicpalooza
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th
Tidewater Comicon
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival
Pier 36
New York, NY

Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival
Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

* Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!*

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

 

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Valiant and Pipeworks Brewing Co. Announce X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE – Debuting at C2E2 2017!

C2E2_XO-PARTY_INVITE_webInspired by 2017’s Newest Blockbuster Series, Comics-Inspired Beer Collaboration Kicks Off with Official Release Party Benefiting Chicago’s Hope for the Day

As revealed today at ComicBook.com, Valiant Entertainment and Chicago’s own Pipeworks Brewing Co. are proud to announce a brand-new, cosmos-spanning collaboration with X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE – a limited-edition beer release set to debut this April during C2E2 2017 and coming soon to select beer retailers in Illinois and New York! A portion of the proceeds from all sales of the X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE will benefit Hope for the Day, a Chicago-based suicide awareness non-profit dedicated to outreach, education, and prevention.

In the wake of the sold-out debut of Valiant’s epic new ongoing series from visionary creators Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello, Valiant and Pipeworks have joined forces to create a delicious and delectable golden ale inspired by Aric of Dacia’s empire-toppling conquest of a hostile alien world. Forged by an alien army and bottled in battle, the only thing more powerful than X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE’s unstoppable hop aroma might be the ultra-powerful Shanhara armor itself…but you’ll have to do more than read the back of the bottle to find out!

“All of us at Pipeworks Brewing Co. are very excited to offer up a juicy, dry-hopped golden ale brewed in collaboration with Valiant Entertainment,” said Pipeworks Brewing Co.’s Kate Brankin. “The beer was made with Galaxy hops and a yeast that lends incredible tropical notes. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. This craft beer pairs excellently with a well-crafted story arc and beautiful artwork. And we’re proud that a portion of all proceeds from this collaboration will benefit Hope for the Day, an organization that focuses on suicide prevention and mental health education through self-expression platforms.”

Featuring a label emblazoned with the artwork of Valiant-exclusive superstar Lewis LaRosa, Pipeworks’ brand-new beer creation will make its official debut on Friday, April 21st at the C2E2 2017: X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE RELEASE PARTY – from 7 to 11 pm CT at Chicago’s Cobra Lounge (235 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607)!

Co-sponsored by Valiant Entertainment, Pipeworks Brewing Co., and Hope for the Day, the first 75 party-goers will receive a strictly limited X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 cover flat – a rare, unbound comic cover pulled directly from the printing press and signed by Valiant staff and creators!

Portions of the proceeds from the event’s $5 door charge and all pints of X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE poured will be donated to Hope for the Day, supporting their suicide prevention outreach and mental health education projects. RSVP online at Facebook or Eventbrite.

“Our team at Hope for the Day is beyond stoked to be working with Valiant Entertainment and the local beer legends Pipeworks Brewing on this release that celebrates the festive C2E2,” said Hope for the Day Founder & CEO Jonny Boucher. “It’s amazing to work with such great individuals on a project that is both creatively awesome and proactively breaking the silence around suicide and mental health.”

Pipeworks Brewing Co.’s X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE is a limited release and will be available in select Illinois and New York bottle shops. Find participating retailers and distributors via Pipeworks’ location page, or visit them directly Thursday through Saturday at the Pipeworks Brewing Co. Bottle Shop (3912 W Mclean Ave., Chicago, IL 60647).

Then: Witness history in the making on March 22nd in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of THE EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of powerhouse artists – including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) – that together will span the series’ first year in 2017 and beyond!

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

This spring, Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello forge a new comic book legend for the 21st century as Earth’s most relentless warrior brings conquest to the stars, only in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – on sale now!

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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. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Pipeworks Brewing Co.:

Pipeworks Brewing is a Chicago based craft brewery that opened in 2012. Pipeworks’ exponential expansion has been fueled by a passionate team, quality brewing, and the skilled execution of a variety of beer styles. Pipeworks’ commitment to craft has garnered accolades for their creative beers and bold artwork. Pipeworks self-distributes in Illinois, but can be found in New York and Connecticut through Sarene Distribution, in Colorado through Tivoli Distribution, and in Boston through Nightshift Distribution.

About Hope for the Day:

Hope For The Day does proactive suicide prevention providing outreach and mental health education through self-expression platforms.

Globally, more than 800,000 people die by suicide each year. In America, suicide completion rates have surged to a 3o-year high, with nearly 44,000 deaths a year or 121 deaths per day. It is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year-olds. The primary obstacle to suicide prevention is silence – silence due to stigmas. Suicide has no prejudice, and each year more than 800,000 die in this silence.

Suicide is a preventable mental health crisis. The biggest obstacle to effective prevention is the silence of stigma. We will reduce rates by raising the visibility of resources for support and providing mental health education to equip and empower a grassroots movement of peer-to-peer proactive prevention that is a sustainable model for evolving social and institutional policies. Prevention starts with a conversation, It’s Ok Not To Be Ok.

 

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Valiant’s 2017 Convention Tour Blasts into FAN EXPO DALLAS with Merchandise, Panels, and More!

fanexpo_dalla_logo_2017This weekend, the Valiant 2017 Convention Tour is stampeding into FAN EXPO DALLAS – and we’re bringing along a herd of merchandise, programming, panels, and the best-reviewed comics in the industry!

From Friday, March 31st to Sunday, April 2nd, visit the Dallas Convention Center at booth #631 for an all-access tour of the best superhero universe in the business, with a complete selection of Valiant trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for award-winning titles, including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, QUANTUM & WOODY and many more! And don’t miss the bundles of Valiant merchandise exploding out of Dallas, including t-shirts and more!

Plus: Be sure to visit the legion of phenomenal Valiant talent that’s storming into FAN EXPO DALLAS all weekend long, including:

Joe Eisma (Artist, Faith)
Cary Nord (Artist, X-O Manowar)
Clay Mann (Artist, Ninjak)

Then, come celebrate the silver anniversary of one of comics’ most enduring icons on Friday, March 31st, at 7:00 p.m. CT in Room C146 for the VALIANT: 25 YEARS OF X-O MANOWAR panel presentation! This March, Valiant celebrates 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as best-selling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1! Now, right here at FAN EXPO DALLAS, join a blockbuster roundtable of Valiant’s greatest talents for an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history…and a special look forward at the must-read new series of 2017!

Plus, prepare for all-out warfare on Saturday, April 1st, at 4:00 p.m. CT in Room C146 for the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation! The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here at FAN EXPO DALLAS with a superstar cast of Valiant creators and staff! Jump on board here to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes…and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe with never-before-seen artwork and announcements!

We’ll see you in Dallas! And don’t miss a moment of the action as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through Broomfield, CO; Chicago; Los Angeles; and more throughout the spring!

Friday, March 31st – Sunday, April 2nd
WonderCon
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

Friday, March 31st – Sunday, April 2nd
Fan Expo Dallas
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX

Saturday, April 15th
Fried Pie Con
2nd & Charles
Broomfield, CO

Friday, April 21st – Sunday, April 23rd
C2E2
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 23rd
L.A. Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California Campus
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, April 28th – Sunday, April 30th
Planet Comic Con
Bartle Hall
Kansas City, MO

Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th
Comicpalooza
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th
Tidewater Comicon
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival
Pier 36
New York, NY

Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival
Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

* Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!*

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

 

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WONDERCON 2017 – Valiant Brings X-O MANOWAR, SECRET WEAPONS, and More to Anaheim with Panels, Signings, and Exclusives!

wondercon_logo_webFrom Friday, March 31st to Sunday, April 2nd, Valiant’s non-stop convention tour is charging into WonderCon 2017 – and we’re bringing in tons of convention-only exclusives, panels, programming, and signings that you won’t find anywhere else!

All weekend long, Valiant is making booth #1019 inside the Anaheim Convention Center the only place to find a complete selection of trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers from the largest independent superhero universe in comics, with critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, QUANTUM AND WOODY, X-O MANOWAR, and many more!

Then: War comes to WonderCon as Valiant teams up with Los Angeles’ own Golden Apple Comics for the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 GOLDEN APPLE EXCLUSIVE VARIANT, featuring the art of comics legend Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin)! The year’s biggest superhero sci-fi blockbuster begins here with the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Mind MGMT) and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn, Batman and Robin) that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told! Exclusive available only at the Golden Apple booth #402!

Next: Race to the Valiant booth for signings from an all-star lineup of talent, including Oscar-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival), acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Faith), and astonishing artist Marguerite Sauvage (Faith), and receive a free copy of the SECRET WEAPONS #1 SUMMER PREVIEW – featuring your first look inside Valiant’s next extraordinary Prestige Format adventure with this exclusive comic, showcasing all-new artwork, character designs, and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks! Only available while supplies last.

Plus: Don’t miss the convention-first debut of two brand-new Valiant t-shirts from Jack of All Trades, featuring the unstoppable X-O Manowar ($25)!

The excitement lights up on Friday, March 31st at 1:30 p.m. PT in Room 208 for the VALIANT 101: THE STORY STARTS HERE panel presentation! New to the Valiant Universe? Jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes – from BLOODSHOT and DIVINITY to FAITH and HARBINGER RENEGADE to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From The A.V. Club to Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today… Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

Then, the Valiant Universe leaps out of the comics page on Saturday, April 1st at 12:00 p.m. PT in Room 211 for VALIANT DIGITAL: NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE AND BEYOND! Join Valiant’s own Dinesh Shamdasani, directors Aaron & Sean Schoenke, cast member Kevin Porter (Armstrong), Hyper RPG’s Zac Eubank, and special surprise guests as they collide MI-6’s deadly assassin against a gauntlet of Valiant’s most formidable heroes in never-before-seen footage from NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE – the bone-shattering, live-action series coming in 2017!

Next up, find out all that you need to know about the cataclysmic future that awaits on Saturday, April 1st at 6:00 pm PT in Room 209 for the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation! The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here at WonderCon with a superstar cast of Valiant creators and staff! Jump on board here to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes…and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe with never-before-seen artwork and announcements!

Finally, ring in the biggest silver anniversary celebration of the year on Sunday, April 2nd at 1:30 p.m. PT in Room 208 for the VALIANT: 25 YEARS OF X-O MANOWAR panel presentation! This March, Valiant celebrates 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as best-selling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1! Now, right here at WonderCon, join a blockbuster roundtable of Valiant’s greatest talents for an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history…and a special look forward at the must-read new series of 2017!

We’ll see you in Anaheim!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

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Valiant Unveils 2017 Convention Tour Schedule – Continuing at SC Comicon in March!

VALIANT_2017-TOUR-POSTER_DJURDJEVIC_updatedThis year, the hardest touring company in comics is upping the stakes with more dates, more conventions, and more opportunities to meet your favorite creators than ever before!

Valiant is proud to unveil its first round of dates and destinations for the VALIANT 2017 CONVENTION TOUR – a months-long, cross-country comics roadshow coming soon to a town near you! Kicking off this March with multiple exciting events, Valiant’s touring convention crew is charging through from west to east throughout the spring and summer with stops in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, and many more along the way:

Thursday, March 2nd – Friday, March 5th
Emerald City Comicon
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA

Saturday, March 25th – Sunday, March 26th
SC Comicon
TD Convention Center
Greeneville, SC

Friday, March 31st – Sunday, April 2nd
WonderCon
Anaheim Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, March 31st – Sunday, April 2nd
FanExpo Dallas
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX

Saturday, April 15th
Fried Pie Con
2nd & Charles
Broomfield, CO

Friday, April 21st – Sunday, April 23rd
C2E2
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 23rd
L.A. Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California Campus
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, April 28th – Sunday, April 30th
Planet Comic Con
Bartle Hall
Kansas City, MO

Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th
Comicpalooza
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th
Tidewater Comicon
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival
Pier 36
New York, NY

Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival
Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

* Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!*

Next stop: The entire Valiant team is heading to Greenville, SC for SC Comicon 2017! From Saturday, March 25th to Sunday, March 26th, get up close and personal with Valiant’s brightest stars at the TD Convention Center for an action-packed weekend bursting with exclusive releases, special guests, panels, and more!

Swing by the Valiant booth all weekend long, and dive into the most acclaimed superhero universe in comics with a complete collection of trade paperbacks and hardcovers featuring Valiant’s critically acclaimed line of titles, including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR, and more!

Then, prepare for war as Valiant teams up with Greenville’s own Borderlands Comics & Games for the X-O MANOWAR #1 BORDERLANDS EXCLUSIVE VARIANT, featuring the raw pencil artwork of explosive artist and SC Comicon special guest Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn)! The year’s biggest superhero sci-fi epic begins here with the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Mind MGMT) and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn, Batman and Robin) that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told! Available only at the Borderlands Comics & Games booth!

Plus: Be sure to visit the legion of extraordinary Valiant talent that’s storming into SC Comicon all weekend long, including:

Meghan Hetrick (Artist, Faith)
Lewis LaRosa (Artist, Bloodshot Reborn, Savage)
Brian Reber (Colorist, Bloodshot U.S.A., Savage)
Rafer Roberts (Writer, A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger Renegade)
Robert Venditti (Writer, Wrath of the Eternal Warrior, X-O Manowar)

Plus: Valiant is offering portfolio reviews for aspiring artists all weekend long! Have Valiant’s acclaimed editorial team review your work and give you the inside track on what it takes to make it in comics. Individual portfolios reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Then: Celebrate the silver anniversary of Valiant’s number-one hero at the VALIANT: 25 YEARS OF X-O MANOWAR panel presentation on Saturday, March 25th! This March, Valiant celebrates 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as best-selling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1! Now, right here at SCCC, join a blockbuster roundtable of Valiant’s greatest talents for an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history…and a special look forward at the must-read new series of 2017!

Finally: Witness the future that lies ahead for your favorite heroes and antagonists with VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation on Sunday, March 26th! The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here at SCCC with a superstar cast of Valiant creators and staff! Jump on board here to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes…and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe with all-new news and artwork!

We’ll see you in the Palmetto State!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

 

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The Vans Warped Tour® presented by Journeys® and Valiant Entertainment Team Up for 2017 Artwork and Branding

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Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY, February 17, 2017The Vans Warped Tour® presented by Journeys® and Valiant Entertainment today announced a new partnership to bring Valiant’s award-winning library of comic book superheroes on the road with America’s longest-running touring music festival for an immersive collaboration spanning the summer 2017 season.

As revealed today at Entertainment Weekly, multiple fan-favorite characters from Valiant’s 2,000-plus-strong library will make Warped Tour history as the centerpieces of the 2017 tour’s “comic book” theme. All summer long, Valiant’s most iconic heroes – including X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, Livewire, Ninjak, and more – will adorn posters, promotional pieces, merchandise, and more at over 40 tour dates across the United States. The 2017 Vans Warped Tour® artwork was designed by acclaimed Valiant comic book artist Kano.

Additionally, Valiant will exhibit at select Vans Warped Tour® dates across the summer with a mobile comic book art installation and appearances by major comics creators – the first time that a major comics publisher has joined the touring roster of America’s longest-standing and most renowned touring music festival in more than a decade.

Valiant’s appearances on the 2017 Vans Warped Tour® will benefit the publisher’s ongoing charitable partners at The Keep A Breast Foundation – a leading nonprofit organization with a mission to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support.

“For 23 years, the Vans Warped Tour has been such a great platform for bands, brands, and creative minds,” said Vans Warped Tour® Founder Kevin Lyman. “It’s always fun to be able to do collaborations, and this partnership with Valiant Entertainment is very special from a creative standpoint.”

“This is a groundbreaking partnership on many levels, and we’re honored and excited to call the Vans Warped Tour our newest partner,” said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment. “The Vans Warped Tour is an institution, and comics are the next logical extension of their hugely influential footprint. There’s a huge reciprocity between music and comics, and we were happy to find that there are just as many fans in their camp as there are in ours. We look forward to doing awesome things together in 2017 and beyond.”

Now in its 23rd year, the 41-date tour will commence June 16 in Seattle, WA and end on August 6 in Southern California.

The entire lineup for 2017′s Vans Warped Tour®, presented by Journeys®, will be released on Wednesday, March 22nd.

Tickets will also go on sale Wednesday, March 22nd at 10:00AM local time at vanswarpedtour.com.

As a bonus for early ticket buyers, the first 500 tickets sold for each show will be at the lowest price available and will include a digital download of the Official Vans Warped Tour® 50-song compilation.

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 comics and graphic novels sold and the third largest library of superhero characters in all of entertainment. In 2012, Valiant roared back to the fore with a relaunch that quickly established itself as the biggest debut of a new comic book publisher in more than a decade. The resurgent Valiant was also awarded a coveted Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year after just seven months – marking the fastest time that any new company had been named to one of comics’ highest honors – and has been repeatedly cited as one of the most talked-about and trendsetting forces in comics by preeminent media outlets including The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, The Guardian, The New York Times, People, The Washington Post, and dozens more worldwide. 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 Award nominations – the most ever received by a single publisher in the history of one of the comic book industry’s most prestigious awards. Valiant has announced a multipicture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature film franchises, the first of which is slated for release in 2018 from Sony Pictures.

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About Vans Warped Tour®:

The Vans Warped Tour®, presented by Journeys®, is well known as America’s longest running touring music festival of the summer. Since 1995, the tour has been a showcase for both established and up and coming talent, across a wide range of eclectic sub-genres.

The tour has also cemented its place in history by bringing alternative rock and skate culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need through non-profit and eco initiatives.

Alternative Press readers voted the Vans Warped Tour as the “Best Tour/Festival” and Rolling Stone called it “America’s Most Successful Festival”.

For more information, visit vanswarpedtour.com.

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. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

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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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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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