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Valiant’s SAVAGE #1 Tears Into Advance Sellout, Returns with Second Printing in December!

SAVAGE_001_COVER-A_LAROSAOn the heels of DIVINITY, WAR MOTHER, and BRITANNIA, the spine-snapping debut of Valiant’s next major hero is already clawing into an advance sell-out before its November 30th on-sale date!

Valiant is proud to announce that SAVAGE #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s primal new series from acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and explosive artists Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN), has sold out at the distributor level in advance of its on-sale date and will return to store shelves with the SAVAGE #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING on December 14th! This winter, nature conquers all as the next major hero to enter the Valiant Universe makes a ferocious first appearance for the ages! Jump on board here to discover why Valiant is the most acclaimed publisher in comics today as a young family, marooned without hope of rescue, learns how to fight tooth and claw – literally – in a strange and unforgiving landscape!

Fifteen years ago, the world’s most famous soccer star, his former supermodel wife, and their young son disappeared without a trace. The world believes they are dead… But, in reality, their private jet crash-landed on a mysterious, unknown island ruled by prehistoric creatures from another time…

This is the story of how they lost their humanity.

On December 14th, Valiant’s most killer new series of the season slashes forward in a landmark debut packed with tragedy and terror, only in the SAVAGE #1 SECOND PRINTING! Presented in the deluxe VALIANT PRESTIGE format with high-grade covers and interior paper stock, custom-designed end sheets, and exclusive creator commentary and back matter, relive the epic coming of Valiant’s most-demanded new hero right here!

Plus: the primal origin rages on just two weeks later in SAVAGE #2 (of 4)! On December 28th, the baptism of bloodshed continues as B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry, and Lewis LaRosa shear away at the seminal comics debut of 2016! Calamity, carnage and claws await in SAVAGE #2 (of 4) – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX), Jared Fletcher (Paper Girls), and Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin)!

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SAVAGE #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP168749)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale DECEMBER 14th (FOC – 11/28/16)

SAVAGE #2 (of 4)
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (OCT161960)
Cover B by JARED FLETCHER (OCT161961)
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (OCT161963)
Variant Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ (OCT161964)
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (OCT161965)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale DECEMBER 28th (FOC – 12/5/16)

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Valiant’s HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 Posts Advance Sell-Out of 46,000 Print Run, Immediately Returns to Press

HR_001_SECOND-PRINTING_COVER_ROBERTSONRetailers to Receive Bonus Second Printing of Valiant’s Blockbuster Debut in Stores Alongside First

More than a week before it hits stores, one of the fall’s most anticipated first issues is already on track to become one of the biggest comic book debuts of 2016 from any independent publisher!

Valiant is proud to announce that HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES by multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Transmetroplitan, The Boys) – has sold out of its complete 46,000 copy print run at the distributor level in advance of its November 16th street date and will immediately return to store shelves with the HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 SECOND PRINTING.

Hot on the heels of the news that HARBINGER RENEGADE’s oversized, 40-page first issue will begin the march towards Valiant’s HARBINGER WARS 2 mega-event in 2018, retailer and fan demand for the return of the publisher’s high-powered teenage superteam has even managed to outstrip the issue previously certified as the year’s best-selling independent superhero debut – the ongoing debut of Faith “Zephyr” Herbert in July’s FAITH #1.

“Make no mistake: HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 might just be the most important first issue of Valiant’s releases in 2016,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “What happens here will set the tone not just for HARBINGER WARS 2 over the coming year, but also introduce some of the most substantial changes the Valiant Universe has faced yet. Who wins, who loses, who lives, who dies… HARBINGER RENEGADE is going to have a colossal impact on what the future holds.”

To make sure adequate supplies are available in stores nationwide, participating retailers will receive bonus copies of the HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 SECOND PRINTING in 50% proportion to their orders of the HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 first printing A cover by Darick Robertson. Further copies of the HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 SECOND PRINTING have also been made available for order through Diamond code: SEP168553.

Packed with 40 explosive pages of all-new content, HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 kicks off with an all-new introduction to the world of Harbinger with artwork by Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR)! Then, meet the Valiant Universe’s next major adversary with the first appearance of Alexander Solomon – the titular “renegade” that will forever change the fate and ultimate future of Peter Stanchek, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, and the rest of Valiant’s upstart superteam – in a never-before-seen prologue with artwork by Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA)!

At the height of his power, Toyo Harada, CEO of one of the world’s largest corporations and the most powerful psiot on the planet, discovered, recruited and activated Alexander Solomon. Gifted with the power of probability analysis, Solomon is able to predict future events with astonishing accuracy. This ability made him incredibly valuable to Harada. Working together over time, the two grew as close as father and son. Eventually, Solomon would rise to become one of Harada’s most trusted deputies and a member of his inner council…until Harada discovered that his protege had secretly been exploring an agenda in stark disobedience to his wishes. Betrayed, Harada sent a strike team to neutralize Solomon. That strike team’s failure sent Solomon underground…until now…

And, soon, Alexander Solomon’s renegade vision for the future of humanity will put him on a one-way collision course with Valiant’s number-one team of super-powered upstarts: the Harbinger Renegades!

On November 16th, be there as Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson usher in a major new era in Valiant history – and begin the countdown to HARBINGER WARS 2 – only in HARBINGER RENEGADE #1! Featuring covers by Darick Robertson (Wolverine), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son), Kano (Daredevil), Pere Perez (FAITH), Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Bob Layton (Iron Man), and Jim Mahfood (Tank Girl), the colossal comics debut of 2016 starts right here with a perilous new vision of the future that awaits Valiant’s number-one superteam!

Set for publication in 2018, further details on the HARBINGER WARS 2 event are currently classified. However, fans can get their first look at Valiant’s biggest and most ambitious event to date in HARBINGER WARS 2 #0 – the exclusive, limited-edition Valiant zero issue that can only be obtained by redeeming mail-away coupons included in HARBINGER RENEGADE #1-4! Featuring a can’t-miss prelude to the landmark comic event of 2018, readers simply have to clip and ship their detachable coupons to receive this one-of-a-kind, advance chapter torn from the future of the Valiant Universe! Look for full participation guidelines for redeeming your copy of HARBINGER WARS 2 #0 in the pages of HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 – on sale November 16th in comic shops everywhere.

NOTE: The HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 first and second printings will both include the first redeemable coupon for HARBINGER WARS 2 #0.

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Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON, RAUL ALLEN, and JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (SEP162040)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (SEP162041)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (SEP162042)
Cover D by KANO (SEP162043)
Valiant x CGC Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (SEP162044)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP162046)
Variant Cover by BOB LAYTON (SEP162047)
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD (SEP162048)
Blank Cover Also Available (SEP162045)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 16 (FOC – 10/24/16)
*INCLUDES MAIL-AWAY COUPON #1 (of 4) FOR HARBINGER WARS 2 #0

HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 SECOND PRINTING*
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON, RAUL ALLEN, and JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON (SEP168553)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 16
*INCLUDES MAIL-AWAY COUPON #1 (of 4) FOR HARBINGER WARS 2 #0

HARBINGER RENEGADE #2*
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (OCT161966)
Cover B by ADAM POLLINA (OCT161967)
Cover C by MONIKA PALOSZ (OCT161968)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (OCT161970)
Variant Cover by KANO (OCT161971)
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD (OCT161972)
Valiant Cat Cosplay Variant Also Available (OCT161969)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 21 (FOC – 11/28/16)
*INCLUDES MAIL-AWAY COUPON #2 (of 4) FOR HARBINGER WARS 2 #0

HARBINGER RENEGADE #3*
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (NOV161937)
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (NOV161938)
Cover C by MONIKA PALOSZ (NOV161939)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (NOV161940)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (NOV161941)
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD (NOV161942)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 18 (FOC – 12/26/16)
*INCLUDES MAIL-AWAY COUPON #3 (of 4) FOR HARBINGER WARS 2 #0

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Valiant’s Historic FAITH #5 Election Special Soars into Advance Sell-Out

FAITH_005_SECOND-PRINTING_COVER_RIVERARetailers Nationwide to Receive Bonus Overship of High-Flying Hero’s Presidential Crossover in Advance of 2016 Election 

As unveiled today in its entirety at Vox, Valiant is proud to present an advance look inside Faith’s historic first encounter with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton from the upcoming FAITH #5 election special – in stores tomorrow, November 2nd!

Plus: With just one week to go until the historic presidential election of 2016, Valiant is also proud to announce that FAITH #5 – a 48-page election special teaming Faith “Zephyr” Herbert with the first female presidential nominee from a major political party – has sold out at the distributor level in advance of its November 2nd street date and will soon return to store shelves with the FAITH #5 SECOND PRINTING!

To meet the astonishing response to one of the most important election specials in comics history – as detailed at BookRiot, Gizmodo, The Hollywood Reporter, Vox, Vulture, The Washington Post, Yahoo!, and many dozens more – Valiant is also taking extraordinary measures to provide participating retailers with a complimentary overship of FAITH #5‘s sold-out first printing that will arrive in stores just in time for the title’s November 2nd on-sale date.

“Comics and political figures have always held a close relationship, and Valiant is extremely proud to continue that tradition with one of our most popular superheroes, Faith,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “From the debut of her first sold-out solo series, to this latest watershed moment, Faith has enamored comic readers new and old throughout 2016. As she stands poised to leap into headlines nationwide once again, we want to ensure that all retailers are prepared for Faith’s historic encounter with Hillary Clinton on November 2nd with this unique overship designed to meet the ensuing national demand.”

Retailers will receive their bonus copies of the FAITH #5‘s sold-out first printing in 50% proportion to their orders of FAITH #5’s Cover A by Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera. Subsequent copies of the FAITH #5 SECOND PRINTING have also been made available through Diamond code: SEP168575.

Packed with 48 pages of all-new content for just $3.99, a major Valiant milestone takes flight right here in an all-star election special for the ages! First, discover the critically acclaimed adventures of Valiant’s most-beloved heroine with AN ALL-NEW JUMPING ON POINT from acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and rising star Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn)! Then, history is made as Faith and Hillary Clinton rock the vote in a timeless election special tale that only comics legend Louise Simonson (Superman: The Man of Steel) and acclaimed artist Pere Perez (HARBINGER WARS) could tell! And last, but not least, don’t miss a special prelude to HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 – the biggest, most important Valiant debut of 2016 – in a special story from multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and Eisner Award winning artist Colleen Doran that won’t be found anywhere else!

Faith Herbert, star of the highest-selling independent superhero debut of 2016, is a shining beacon of optimism in a challenging world. Her day job as a blogger and journalist is about to bring Faith face to face with Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton…but its her daring alter ego as Los Angeles’ leading superhero that will have to save the day when a new threat emerges to imperil a pivotal moment that has all of America watching!

Faith is leaping off of the comics page…and into the annals of American history! On November 2nd, Valiant’s sky-soaring hero takes flight with Hillary Clinton in the most spectacular election special ever told, only in the sold-out FAITH #5 – returning to stores on November 23rd in the FAITH #5 SECOND PRINTING!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

FAITH #5 (ELECTION SPECIAL!)
Written by JODY HOUSER with LOUISE SIMONSON and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK with PERE PÉREZ and COLLEEN DORAN
Cover A by PAOLO RIVERA (SEP162033)
Cover B by MEGHAN HETRICK (SEP162034)
Cover C by CARMEN CARNERO (SEP162035)
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (SEP162037)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (SEP162038)
Coloring Book Variant Also Available (SEP162036)
$3.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 2 (FOC – 10/10/16)

FAITH #5 SECOND PRINTING
Written by JODY HOUSER with LOUISE SIMONSON and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK with PERE PÉREZ and COLLEEN DORAN
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (SEP168575)
$3.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 23 (FOC – 11/7/16)

SNEAK PREVIEW: FAITH #5 – ON SALE NOVEMBER 2nd!
READ THE COMPLETE STORY AT VOX!

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FOR THE REST, READ THE COMPLETE STORY OF FAITH’S HISTORIC MEETING WITH HILLARY CLINTON  FROM TOMORROW’S FAITH #5 RIGHT NOW AT VOX!


Retailer Advisory: BRITANNIA #2 Charges into Second Printing!

BRITANNIA_002_SECOND PRINT_COVER_NORDFollowing the best-selling debut, Valiant’s critically acclaimed epic of the fall soldiers onto its latest sold-out printing!

Valiant is proud to announce that BRITANNIA #2 (of 4) – the next haunting chapter to Valiant’s chart-topping prestige format series from comics master Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Detective Comics) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR), has sold out at the distributor level and will return to store shelves with the BRITANNIA #2 SECOND PRINTING on November 16th!

Dispatched to the remote outpost of Britannia by Rome’s highest power, the ancient world’s first detective – veteran legionnaire Antonius Axia – has found himself on a horrifying journey that will challenge everything he knows about death, destiny, and the limits of reality itself. But in this wild and pagan land, far removed from Nero’s control and influence, how will he grapple with the witches, demons and deities that lurk just out of sight? These are aberrations beyond the comprehension of a citizen of history’s most civilized empire…and, as Axia searches for the truth behind their making, he must first ask himself: Are these monsters truly creatures of myth…or creations of his own mind?

With multiple sold-out printings and rave review from critics far and wide, BRITANNIA is Valiant’s latest modern masterpiece!

✮✮✮✮✮… A chilling read that will keep readers riveted.” – All-Comic

✮✮✮✮… An entertaining and suspenseful read.” – AiPT!

✮✮✮✮… Gory and gorgeous.” – SciFiPulse

“Compelling proof Valiant is more than just superheroes.” – Uproxx

“Great… [A] mental thriller…” – GeekedOutNation

“Atmospheric and gripping… A comic far removed from the superhero fare.” – Graphic Policy

“Fascinating… [and] compelling.” – Hulking Reviewer

On November 16th, be there as death and destruction await Valiant’s historical epic! In the darkest of nights, history’s first detective will face the horrifying truth at the root of existence itself, only in the BRITANNIA #2 SECOND PRINTING!

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

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

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP and RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by CARY NORD (AUG169043)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale OCTOBER 26th

BRITANNIA #2 SECOND PRINTING
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by CARY NORD (SEP168396)
$3.99| 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale NOVEMBER 16th (FOC – 10/31/16)

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Valiant’s HARBINGER RENEGADE Storms into Comic Shops with Mind-Bending Promotional Items

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Fall’s Biggest Ongoing Series Launch Recruits Fans and Retailers with Standees, Posters, Sales Bags, and More!

They’re inside your towns… Inside your schools… Inside you minds…And now they’re coming to a local comic shop near you!

Valiant is proud to unveil a staggering amount of free promotional items coming to comic shops everywhere for HARBINGER RENEGADE #1, the FIRST ISSUE of the ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES that will begin the march toward the biggest Valiant event of all time: HARBINGER WARS 2! Join multiple Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artists Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys) – plus special guest contributors Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA) and Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) – as they lay the groundwork for the essential Valiant debut of 2016 with a 40-page blockbuster!

On November 16th, follow the rise of Alexander Solomon, the titular “renegade” and the Valiant Universe’s next major adversary! After years spent hiding as a long-exiled former disciple of Toyo Harada, Solomon will rocket into a brilliant but perilous gambit for control of the unique super-powered individuals called “psiots.” In the tradition of Valiant’s greatest villainous minds – from Toyo Harada to Master Darque to Dr. Silk – Solomon’s masterplan will bring him on a one-way collision course with the Harbinger Renegades while also laying the foundation for HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event to date – in 2018.

As HARBINGER RENEGADE gets ready to shape the entire Valiant universe, take part in the action with a massive number of free promotional items and giveaways including:

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A six-foot-tall HARBINGER RENEGADE standee, featuring the art of comics legend Darick Robertson

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A HARBINGER RENEGADE two-pocket counter display, holding up to 60 comics or 14 graphic novels

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HARBINGER RENEGADE sales bags, perfect for holding all of your comic shop purchases!

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A “Darick Robertson Section” sign, custom-made to highlight the superstar artist of HARBINGER RENEGADE as well as his other best-selling titles

A HARBINGER RENEGADE shelf-talker promoting the first issue of the all-star ongoing series, on shelves November 16th

Plus: Beginning with HARBINGER RENEGADE #1, Valiant is offering fans the chance for an advance insight into the conflagration that’s coming with HARBINGER WARS 2 #0 – an exclusive, limited-edition Valiant zero issue that can only be obtained by redeeming mail-away coupons included in HARBINGER RENEGADE #1-4! Featuring a can’t-miss prelude to the landmark comic event of 2018 that cannot be obtained anywhere else, readers simply have to clip and ship their detachable coupons to receive this one-of-a-kind, advance chapter torn from the future of the Valiant Universe! Look for full participation guidelines for redeeming your copy of HARBINGER WARS 2 #0 in the pages of HARBINGER RENEGADE #1, on sale November 16th in comic shops everywhere.

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.

Bursting at the seams with 40 explosive pages, HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 also features a never-before-seen introductory sequence by extraordinary artist Raul Allen exploring psiots’ tortured history and the science behind the future!

Then, incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp lights up the most explosive Valiant story of 2016 with an all-new prologue, detailing the violent origin of Alexander Solomon, Toyo Harada’s wayward protege and the next A-level villain to challenge the heroes of the Valiant Universe!

On November 16th, join Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson – with special guest appearances by Juan Jose Ryp and Raul Allen – as they begin the long, hard road toward HARBINGER WARS 2 with a mind-blowing new beginning, only in HARBINGER RENEGADE #1… And make sure your comic shop is prepared by stocking up on these must-have promotional items available for retailers and fans everywhere!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON, RAUL ALLEN, and JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (SEP162040)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (SEP162041)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (SEP162042)
Cover D by KANO (SEP162043)
Valiant x CGC Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (SEP162044)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP162046)
Variant Cover by BOB LAYTON (SEP162047)
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD (SEP162048)
Blank Cover Also Available (SEP162045)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 16 (FOC – 10/24/16)

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VALIANT and CATALYST GAME LABS Release VALIANT UNIVERSE: THE DECK BUILDING GAME

VALIANT-UNIVERSE_DECKBUILDING_BOX-ARTThe Valiant Universe enters its first-ever deck building game with an interactive story line, collectible figurines, and more!

Debuting this week at Gen Con 2016, Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce the release of VALIANT UNIVERSE: THE DECK BUILDING GAME – the latest tabletop game created in collaboration with Catalyst Game Labs! Following the success of the critically lauded VALIANT UNIVERSE RPG, Catalyst Game Labs and Valiant are taking their partnership to new heights with the next astonishing game featuring your favorite superheroes! Command the Valiant Universe like never before with the first series of highly detailed figurines from the Valiant Universe, including X-O MANOWAR, FAITH, LIVEWIRE, BLOODSHOT, and NINJAK, and immerse yourself in strategic deck building gameplay that includes over 200 unique playing cards!

Deep beneath Alcatraz prison lies a top secret base operated by the paramilitary contractor known as Project Rising Spirit. Known only as “the Facility,” P.R.S.’s secret bunker is armed with enough power to change the world—or destroy it. When word of the subterranean facility leaks, the Valiant Universe’s most powerful groups, including The Harbinger Foundation, G.A.T.E., and the Harbinger Renegades, race to acquire the deadly possessions and put the fate of the world in their hands! With a cataclysmic confrontation imminent, take control with your warring team and claim P.R.S.’s base for yourself! As the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes fight at your command, move your superhero miniatures through an interactive facility grid to acquire cards for an unbeatable deck and attack your opponents in a world-shaking battle for supremacy!

“We’re incredibly excited to have gamers and fans take control of the critically acclaimed characters of the Valiant Universe,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales. “We’re incredibly happy to be continuing our partnership with Catalyst Game Labs, and to be creating another immersive gaming experience with exciting features, innovative gameplay mechanics, and finely sculpted figurines that are collectibles in their own right. The level of quality that Catalyst has put into this game is astounding, and ensures that fans new and old will get a superb gaming experience set in the Valiant Universe.”

As your favorite heroes and villains assemble for an unprecedented battle royale, determine the very fate of the Valiant Universe with a jam-packed gaming experience exploding with the following items:

  • Five highly detailed superhero miniatures, including X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, Livewire, and Ninjak!
  • 5 Zone of Influence cards
  • 5 Organization cards
  • 25 Basic cards
  • 25 Shutdown cards
  • 15 Power cards
  • 175 Sector cards
  • 1 Facility Durability Tracker
  • 1 six-sided die
  • 1 sheet of cardboard counters

X-O Manowar! Bloodshot! Faith! The entire Valiant Universe is yours to direct in a table-shattering game that will leave you reeling for hours! Available online and in hobby shops everywhere this September for $59.95, assemble your deck, control your heroes, and enter the fight of your life with VALIANT UNIVERSE: THE DECK BUILDING GAME, the latest astonishing tabletop game from Catalyst Game Labs and Valiant Entertainment!

Plus: Preorder your copy of VALIANT UNIVERSE: THE DECK BUILDING GAME now, and receive a limited edition figurine of RAI, Valiant’s critically acclaimed hero of the 41st century, and the star of 2016′s best-selling summer event, 4001 A.D.!

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

About Catalyst Game Labs:
Catalyst Game Labs is dedicated to producing high quality games and fiction that mesh sophisticated game mechanics with dynamic universes-all presented in a form that allows beginning players and long-time veterans to easily jump into our games and fiction readers to enjoy our stories even if they don’t know the games.

Catalyst Game Labs is an imprint of InMediaRes Productions, LLC, which specializes in electronic publishing of professional fiction. This allows Catalyst to participate in a synergy that melds printed gaming material and fiction with all the benefits of electronic interfaces and online communities, creating a whole-package experience for any type of player or reader. Find Catalyst Game Labs online at www.catalystgamelabs.com.

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SDCC 2016: Valiant to Ship 100,000 Free FAITH #1 Second Printings to Retailers Nationwide

FAITH_OG_001_COVER-SECOND-PRINTING_WADA2016′s Most Successful Independent Superhero Debut Reaches New Readers in Local Comic Shops with Unprecedented Second Printing

As revealed today during the Diamond Retailer Summit at Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego, Valiant is proud to announce that FAITH #1 – the highest selling independent superhero series debut of the year and the launch title of “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative – has sold out at the distributor level just days after its July 20th on-sale date.

To celebrate the series’ landmark debut and satisfy an unprecedented degree of fan and retailer demand, Valiant revealed today that it will be shipping 100,000 complimentary copies of a new FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING to participating comic shops in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Set to arrive on August 24th alongside FAITH #2 and GENERATION ZERO #1, these complimentary copies of the 48-page FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING will carry a cover price of $2.99 and come shrink-wrapped in individually bundled units of 20. Retailers are encouraged to rack their copies with the week’s new releases, discount them at a promotional rate, or even give them away so that new readers can discover the wildly popular series that has taken fans and retailers by storm!

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

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

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

Retailers hoping to capitalize on FAITH #1’s breakout success by restocking their stores with this first-of-its-kind complimentary item will be eligible for a specific number of FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING bundles based on their Diamond discount tier. For more information, retailers should contact their Diamond representative or the Valiant sales team (retailers@valiantentertainment.com).

In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and, even worse, celebrities, there is only one woman the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and dedicated crime-fighter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence – like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance boyfriend half a world away, and the missing back issues that plague her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, Faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out once and for all! But who is lurking behind the mask of her new foe…and could they be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless?

Created by former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter (Secret Wars) and Eisner Award-winning writer and artist David Lapham (Stray Bullets) in Valiant’s acclaimed HARBINGER series in 1992, Faith has long been a central icon of Valiant’s award-winning publishing line. Then, in January 2016, Faith took her long-awaited, much-demanded first step toward solo stardom with FAITH #1 (of 4) – a groundbreaking debut that quickly became the first and biggest breakout hit of the New Year from any major comics publisher. In the months since, Faith’s first solo adventure has garnered near-universal critical acclaim; generated attention from a host of international media outlets, including The Atlantic, The A.V. Club, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, The Independent, MTV, The New York Times, NPR, PBS Newshour, People, Seventeen, Today, Vox, The Washington Post, and dozens more; and become the first series of 2016 to reach a much-vaunted fifth printing – making it one of only a handful of hit series in the past decade to achieve that pivotal benchmark of fan and commercial demand.

Then, Faith’s streak of unprecedented achievements hit a new high with the freshly sold-out FAITH #1 – a first issue that has already rocketed onward to become the highest selling superhero debut of the year from any independent publisher in the industry today.

Finally, on November 2nd, just days before Election Day 2016, Faith will be taking her next giant leap forward in FAITH #5 – a history-making, 48-page election special teaming the leading female hero in comics today with Hillary Clinton, the first female nominee from a major political party, for a special tale written by comics legend Louise Simonson with art by FAITH‘s own Pere Perez! Join an all-star cast of Valiant’s greatest talents on November 2nd in FAITH #5 as the leading heroine in comics today joins forces with Hillary Clinton for a landmark comics event!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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

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

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Retailer Advisory: Valiant’s Sold-Out Summer Event Rockets into Second Printings for 4001 A.D. #2, 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1, and 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1

4001_002_SECOND-PRINTING_COVER_CRAINOn August 3rd, the most ambitious comic book event of the summer roars back into stores with new printings for three essential issues of 4001 A.D.!

Valiant proud to announce that three pivotal chapters of 4001 A.D. – the epic summer crossover event led by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI) – have sold out at the distributor level and will return to store shelves worldwide on August 3rd with the 4001 A.D. #2 SECOND PRINTING, 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1 SECOND PRINTING, and 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING!

Jump on board here as the comics event of year gets even bigger! First, Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain escalate Rai’s insurrection against the land he swore to protect in the in 4001 A.D. #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING! Rai is smashing headfirst into New Japan with his team of hardened rebels including the Eternal Warrior and a giant X-O Manowar mech-armor that’s been dormant for centuries! But when Father transforms New Japan into an impenetrable space dragon as a defense of last resort, what hopes will the united heroes of 4001 A.D. have of freeing the citizens of New Japan from Father’s brutal reign? Will Rai have to destroy New Japan…to save it?

Then, the future of the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes is revealed with two breathtaking, standalone visions of the future that is yet to come, beginning with the 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1 SECOND PRINTING from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and acclaimed artist Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)! How did the rise of Earth’s most powerful hero lead to humanity’s ultimate destruction? Just what was the War of the X-O Manowars…and how did its catastrophic fallout bring ruination and despair to a besieged planet? And why is the sacred extraterrestrial armor called Shanhara the one weapon Father fears more than any other? The answers to the pivotal questions behind Valiant’s planet-shaking summer event can be found right here!

And, finally, New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) bring Bloodshot barreling into the 41st century with an all-new, standalone tale at the epicenter of 4001 A.D., only in the 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING! Centuries ago, Bloodshot was the man called Ray Garrison. Now, in the year 4001 A.D., Ray Garrison is no more…but the nanites that once thrived inside him endure still. With their master long since gone, the microscopic machines that once drove Bloodshot through every firefight, healed every wound, and calculated every outcome have one final directive left to execute…but what could it possibly be? And how will the forces of the future react when the infamous man-turned-machine called Bloodshot returns to fight another day?

After four sold-out debuts and universal critical acclaim, find out why “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D” is drawing praise as one of the most captivating comic book events of the millennium!

“✮✮✮✮… The action here is breathtaking… It’s simply fun, superhero event storytelling.” – IGN

“You need to pick up 4001 A.D… This is mind-boggling science fiction… [and] new readers will be sucked in to this insane orbit all the same. Give this one a shot, you’ll be thankful you did.” – Nerdist

“Armed with huge scale action… Arguably the summer’s biggest and best event.” – Newsarama

“An absolutely visual treat with some of the best artwork you’re likely to see in a comic… We’re in for one hell of a summer.” – Graphic Policy

“It’s a stunning sci-fi epic… Valiant Entertainment does a wonderful job of telling profound yet personal stories, and this series is an ideal example. Highly recommended!” – Major Spoilers

“This is good summer blockbuster comics. The action is fierce, the science fiction fun, and the art spectacular.” – AiPT!

“I really am a little in awe of Valiant’s crossover event here… It’s pretty much flawless…” – Big Comic Page

“A near perfect action comic… [An] extraordinary summer event.” – Comicsverse

On August 3rd, Rai brings war raging into the heavens when Valiant’s widescreen summer epic brings you back to the front lines of the 41st century’s battle against New Japan in the 4001 A.D. #2 SECOND PRINTING, 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1 SECOND PRINTING, and 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING!

Plus: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes with the return of Rai’s award-winning ongoing series in RAI #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the origin of New Japan and its very first guardian! Discover the essential history behind the dawn of 4001 A.D. here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK) and acclaimed artist CAFU (UNITY) unearth the answers behind Father’s tyrannical rise to power. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And just what is Rai’s true nature…and what happened to his nine earlier predecessors that once patrolled New Japan in his stead? Discover the shocking answers as RAI #13 returns to set the events of 4001 A.D. in motion – and reveals the epic arc of the Valiant Universe’s future history!

Then, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as a staggering cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the 41st century holds for Valiant’s most iconic heroes in a new series of four indispensable one-shots! Featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and the debut of an all-new, top-secret character with a crucial tie to the present and future of the Valiant Universe, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force here with two yet-to-be-revealed new chapters from Valiant’s most acclaimed creators, ripped directly from the pages of 4001 A.D.:

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Jody Houser (FAITH) & Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
Coming in July

4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER); Art by Tomás Giorello (Conan)
Coming in August

Each chapter of “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” is designed for maximum accessibility and can be read in concert with the core 4001 A.D. series or stand on its own for a centuries-spanning vision of the future.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

4001 A.D. #3 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY161882)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (MAY161883)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (MAY161884)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (MAY161885)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY161886)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAY161887)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (MAY161888)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (MAY161889)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 27th (FOC–7/4/16)

4001 A.D. #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY168866)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 3 (FOC – 7/11/16)

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RYAN LEE (MAY168867)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT |On sale AUGUST 3 (FOC – 7/11/16)

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CAFU (MAY168868)
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale AUGUST 3 (FOC – 7/11/16)

4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUN161905)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC (JUN161906)
Cover C by CARY NORD (JUN161907)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUN161908)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161909)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale AUGUST 3rd (FOC – 7/11/16)

RAI #16 (“4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUN161911)
Cover B by ANDRES GUINALDO JUN161912)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN JUN161913)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161914)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24 (FOC – 8/1/16)

4001 A.D. #4 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN161897)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (JUN161898)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUN161899)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (JUN161900)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN161901)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161902)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (JUN161903)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (JUN161904)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 31st (FOC–8/1/16)

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Retailer Advisory: Valiant’s 4001 A.D. #1 Sells Out, Rockets into Second Printing!

4001_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGOn June 29th, Valiant’s blockbuster event returns to comic shops everywhere for a second sold-out printing!

Valiant is proud to announce that 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the year’s most ambitious comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Knidt (DIVINITY II, NINJAK), superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI, Carnage), and Eisner Award winner David Mack (Daredevil, Fight Club 2) has sold out at the distributor level and will return to stores shelves on June 29th with the 4001 A.D. #1 SECOND PRINTING!

In the tradition of BOOK OF DEATH, ARMOR HUNTERS, and HARBINGER WARS, the biggest comics event of 2016 starts here as the fallen guardian of New Japan – Rai – drafts the 41st century’s most powerful heroes into a star-spanning battle for the ultimate fate of the Valiant Universe! At the dawn of the 41st century, the future of Earth will be decided in the stars as rebellion begins in the 4001 A.D. #1 SECOND PRINTING!

Don’t miss the chance to discover why critics everywhere are hailing 4001 A.D. as a widescreen sci-fi epic that must be seen to be believed:

“You need to pick up 4001 A.D… This is mind-boggling science fiction… [and] new readers will be sucked in to this insane orbit all the same. Give this one a shot, you’ll be thankful you did.” – Nerdist

“✮✮✮✮✮… A stunning sci-fi epic… Valiant Entertainment does a wonderful job of telling profound yet personal stories, and this series is an ideal example. Highly recommended!” – Major Spoilers

“✮✮✮✮✮… 4001 A.D. #1 is as smart as it is stunning… Gorgeous depictions and an exciting story make this book a sure winner.” – All-Comic

“✮✮✮✮½… Gorgeous… The action is fierce, the science fiction fun, and the art spectacular.” – AiPT!

“✮✮✮✮… One of Valiant Entertainment’s biggest stories to date… [4001 A.D.] offers an epic entry point into an universe that is quickly and confidently holding its own…” –Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮… The action here is breathtaking… It’s simply fun, superhero event storytelling.” – IGN

“✮✮✮✮… An explosive debut that builds on an existing premise and then doubles down for an especially strong introduction to Valiant’s latest event.” – Comic Book Resources

“✮✮✮✮… One of the most new-reader friendly beginnings to a big event book.” – Multiversity Comics

One hundred years from today, Father – the benevolent artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan – will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic action by launching Japan into space…where its people can thrive in isolation, away from the overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries, as New Japan orbits our increasingly unstable world, it will become a model society – one built on peace, prosperity…and Father’s control.

A thousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn to protect it from all enemies. For hundreds of years into the future, the Rai will single-handedly enforce New Japan’s justice well…and serve Father without question.

Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about to inherit the dark truth behind the origin of his kind…and discover the sinister secret at the heart of Father’s existence. For New Japan to live, Earth must die…and as Rai challenges his former master for the first time in more than a millennium, the lone guardian of New Japan will be cast out of his own Father’s kingdom…

Exiled from the only realm he’s ever known, Rai now walks the ravaged world of 4001 A.D. in search of forgotten heroes like himself…on a mission to collect the last surviving legends of a broken planet…and to forge a rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced civilization in history crashing back down to Earth.

On June 29th, join the fight for the future when the opening shot in “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” returns to comic shops everywhere with the 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING!

Then, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes with the return of Rai’s award-winning ongoing series in RAI #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the origin of New Japan and its very first guardian! Discover the essential history behind the dawn of 4001 A.D. here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK) and acclaimed artist CAFU (UNITY) unearth the answers behind Father’s tyrannical rise to power. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And just what is Rai’s true nature…and what happened to his nine earlier predecessors that once patrolled New Japan in his stead? Discover the shocking answers as RAI #13 returns to set the events of 4001 A.D. in motion – and reveals the epic arc of the Valiant Universe’s future history!

Plus: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as a staggering cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the 41st century holds for Valiant’s most iconic heroes in a new series of four indispensable one-shots! Featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and the debut of an all-new, top-secret character with a crucial tie to the present and future of the Valiant Universe, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force here with four new chapters from Valiant’s most acclaimed creators, ripped directly from the pages of 4001 A.D.:

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH); Art by Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)
On Sale Now

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Coming in June

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Jody Houser (FAITH) & Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
Coming in July

4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER); Art by Tomás Giorello (Conan)
Coming in August

Each chapter of “THE SUMMER OF THE 4001 A.D.” is designed for maximum accessibility and can be read in concert with the core 4001 A.D. series or stand on its own for a centuries-spanning vision of the future.

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4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN & DAVID MACK
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR168329)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 29TH (FOC – 6/6/16)

4001 A.D. #2 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR162044)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (APR162045)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (APR162046)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (APR162047)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR162048)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162049)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (APR162050)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (APR162051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 1st (FOC–5/9/16)

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RYAN LEE (APR162056)
Cover B by CAFU (APR162057)
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162058)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162059)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JUNE 8th (FOC – 5/16/16)

RAI #14 (“4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK (APR162052)
Cover B by ANDRES GUINALDO (APR162053)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (APR162054)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162055)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 22 (FOC – 5/30/16)

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Retailer Advisory: Valiant’s DIVINITY II #1 Sells Out, Returns with Second Printing on May 25th!

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After 11 sold-out printings in 2015, the next chapter of Valiant’s acclaimed sci-fi saga has arrived…and it’s already on track to become Valiant’s next smash hit!

Valiant is proud to announce that DIVINITY II #1 (of 4) – the long-awaited VALIANT PRESTIGE limited series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D., Dept. H), Valiant-exclusive superstar Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), explosive inker Ryan Winn (X-O MANOWAR), and acclaimed colorist David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN, The Authority) – has sold out at the distributor level and will return on May 25th with the DIVINITY II #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT!

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent three cosmonauts farther into space than anyone has gone before or since. Handpicked orphans with no connections to Earth, trained as devout Communists, and restricted from having families, they became lost in the stars and encountered something unknown… Something that changed them.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, Abram Adams was the first to return, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. But, even with seemingly limitless power at his fingertips, he is concerned only with the secret love he hid away from his superiors and the unborn child he never had a chance to meet.

Now, Myshka, the female co-pilot of the group, has also returned to Earth…but, unlike Abram, she had no secret family. Unlike Abram, she still believes in the Communist ideal. And, unlike Abram, she intends to play a very real role in the return of Soviet glory.

Earth is about to meet a new god. And she’s a Communist. How long can it be before the nations of Earth bend before DIVINITY?

Find out on May 25th with the DIVINITY II #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT – in stores the same day as DIVINITY II #2 (of 4)! Jump on board here to find out why fans and critics are heralding the coming of DIVINITY II as one of the year’s most visionary new series:

“Startlingly original… A must for fans of speculative fiction…” – Paste Magazine

“✮✮✮✮✮… DIVINITY II is an artistic masterpiece.” – All-Comic

“✮✮✮✮✮… It’s totally engrossing.” – Comic Crusaders

“✮✮✮✮½… Absolutely gorgeous… [DIVINITY II] puts the drama back into superhero drama in grand fashion.” – Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮½ … Expectations for [DIVINITY II] were high, and Kindt, Hairsine, and company deliver ten fold… This book is firing on all cylinders, and you will not want to miss it.” – Pop Culture Uncovered

“✮✮✮✮½… Exceptionally good… This [is] a gem of an opening issue.” – AiPT!

“✮✮✮✮½ … DIVINITY II is a visual treat… I can’t wait to see how this story plays out over the next three issues.” – Graphic Policy

Plus: Valiant is proud to present your first look inside DIVINITY II #2 (of 4) – also in stores on May 25th! Just a month after the arrival of long-lost cosmonaut Myshka, the former Soviet Union has made an impossible push to become the world’s preeminent superpower. But how? Ninjak has a theory, but it will require going undercover across enemy lines…and maybe some help from Myshka’s old comrade, Abram Adams – the god-like being known as Divinity! But can the motives of a deity among men ever truly be known…and will the return of Divinity’s former teammate rekindle his old allegiances?

Featuring covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (FAITH), Tom Muller (Wolf), Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose) and Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), the sold-out science fiction epic of the year continues here as Kindt, Hairsine, Winn, and Baron realign the balance of global power…and push the boundaries of a mind-bending new frontier for the forces of the Valiant Universe, only in DIVINITY II #2 (of 4)!

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DIVINITY II #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR168776)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MAY 25th (FOC – 5/2/16)

DIVINITY II #2 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR161814)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (MAR161815)
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAR161816)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (MAR161817)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (MAR161818)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MAY 25th (FOC – 5/2/16)

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