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Retailer Advisory: Valiant’s FAITH #1 Flies into Third Printing – In Stores Alongside FAITH #2 in February!

FAITH_001_COVER_THIRD PRINTINGFAITH is flying high! From The Guardian to MTV to People to the Today Show, Valiant’s sky-strafing hero has taken the press by storm…and now she’s soaring into her third sold-out printing!

Valiant is proud to announce that FAITH #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the stratospheric new limited series by rising star Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (Green Lantern) and Marguerite Savauge (DC Comics Bombshells) – has once again sold out at the distributor level and will return to stores shelves on February 24th alongside FAITH #2 (of 4) with the FAITH #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING.

Bursting out of the pages of HARBINGER, meet the sensational hero that’s captured the attention of the world right here as Faith “Zephyr” Herbert steps into her very first solo adventure – and a spectacular new jumping-on point for the Valiant Universe! After two sold-out printings, stunning reviews, and international media coverage, find out for yourself why FAITH #1 (of 4) is already being heralded as the runaway new series debut of 2016 and one of the most critically acclaimed series of the New Year:

“✮✮✮✮✮… [A] truly stunning book… This is a superhero done right, folks, and that’s something we can all appreciate.” – Nerdist

“✮✮✮✮✮… A perfect first issue… FAITH shines as a true jumping-on point…” – Comic Bastards

“✮✮✮✮✮… You will have faith in FAITH. The first page is enough to get you hooked.” – First Comics News

“✮✮✮✮½… FAITH is yet another utterly brilliant character from a company that seems to thrive on brilliant characters, and this is an upbeat, positive and – above all – a truly fun book that deserves to be seen by as many eyes as possible.” – Big Comic Page

“✮✮✮✮½… Absolutely refreshing… We need more stories like this in comics.” – Comicosity

“✮✮✮✮… [A] blast of fresh, companion field-fueled air… Welcome to the big leagues, Faith. You’ve made it.” – IGN

“✮✮✮✮… There has never been a character in comic books like Faith Herbert… A propulsive, character-centric story that gives us enough to leave us wanting to hang out with Faith and her diverse co-stars more.” – Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮… [FAITH] makes her character even more likeable, if such a thing were even possible.” – Comic Book Resources

“✮✮✮✮… Often hilarious and always mindful, [FAITH] is a Valiant slam-dunk…” – Doomrocket

Orphaned at a young age, Faith Herbert – a psionically gifted “psiot” discovered by the Harbinger Foundation – has always aspired to greatness. But now this once-ordinary teenager is taking control of her destiny and becoming the hard-hitting hero she’s always known she can be – complete with a mild-mannered secret identity, unsuspecting colleagues, and a day job as a reporter that routinely throws her into harm’s way! Well, at least she thought it would… When she’s not typing up listicles about cat videos, Faith makes a secret transformation to patrol the night as the City of Angels’ own leading superhero – the sky-soaring Zephyr!

But flying solo is going to be tougher than she ever thought when Zephyr uncovers a deep-rooted alien conspiracy. Two-bit burglars and car thieves are one thing, but when the world needs a hero to stave off a full-blown extraterrestrial invasion, will Faith find herself in over her head…or ready for her biggest challenge yet?

On February 24th, get ready to #FLYLIKEFAITH when Valiant’s headline-grabbing solo debut returns to comic shops everywhere with the FAITH #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING!

Plus: Faith’s milestone-making adventure continues the same day with FAITH #2 (of 4) – also on sale February 24th! Contact your local comics retailer to reserve your copy today!

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

FAITH #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover by TK TK (DEC158662)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 24 (FOC – 2/8/16)

FAITH #2 (of 4)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (DEC151654)
COVER B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (DEC151655)
Cover C by FRANCIS PORTELA (DEC151656)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER (DEC151657)
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 24 (FOC – 2/1/16)

 

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Retailer Advisory: Valiant’s FAITH #1 Soars into Advance Sell-Out; Retailers to Receive Bonus Second Printing in Stores Alongside First

FAITH_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGValiant is proud to announce that FAITH #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the long-awaited solo series debut for the breakout star of HARBINGER – has sold out at the distributor level in advance of its January 27th street date and will immediately return to store shelves with the FAITH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING.

To meet surging demand for Faith’s solo series debut on the heels of mainstream recognition by a diverse array of media outlets including The A.V. Club, Bustle, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, MTV, People, Seventeen, The Washington Post, Vox, and many more, Valiant is providing participating retailers with a complimentary overship of the FAITH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING that will arrive in stores alongside the issue’s first, sold-out edition just in time for the title’s January 27th on-sale date.

“Even before the first issue has hit stores, FAITH #1 has managed to over-perform on nearly every level,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “From story to accessibility on down, this is a perfect, new-reader-friendly first issue that wonderfully illustrates why Valiant’s brand of storytelling continues to accrue praise from all corners of the industry. To that end, we want to ensure that retailers nationwide are ready to accommodate readers looking for Valiant’s latest hit #1 title on January 27th, and this unique second printing overship is designed to do just that.”

Retailers will receive their bonus copies of the FAITH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING in 50% proportion to their orders of the FAITH #1 (of 4) – Cover A by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic. Further copies of the FAITH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING have also been made available through Diamond code: DEC158001.

Written by rising star Jody Houser (Orphan Black) with artwork by explosive artists Francis Portela (Green Lantern) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells), FAITH #1 (of 4) is the first-ever solo series for Faith “Zephyr” Herbert – the high-flying heart and soul of Valiant’s acclaimed HARBINGER series. Since her first appearance in 1992, Faith has stood the test of time as one of the most unique characters anywhere in comics – a starry-eyed superhero cut from the same comic-loving cloth as her fans around the world. Now, on January 27th, Faith is charging to the forefront of the Valiant Universe for blockbuster-scale adventure packed with spectacular superhero action, alien intrigue, and global stakes!

Orphaned at a young age, Faith Herbert – a psionically gifted “psiot” discovered by the Harbinger Foundation – has always aspired to greatness. But now this once-ordinary teenager is taking control of her destiny and becoming the hard-hitting hero she’s always known she can be – complete with a mild-mannered secret identity, unsuspecting colleagues, and a day job as a reporter that routinely throws her into harm’s way! Well, at least she thought it would… When she’s not typing up listicles about cat videos, Faith makes a secret transformation to patrol the night as the City of Angels’ own leading superhero – the sky-soaring Zephyr!

But flying solo is going to be tougher than she ever thought when Zephyr uncovers a deep-rooted alien conspiracy. Two-bit burglars and car thieves are one thing, but when the world needs a hero to stave off a full-blown extraterrestrial invasion, will Faith find herself in over her head…or ready for her biggest challenge yet?

Faith is flying high! On January 27th, Jody Houser, Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage lift off for one of 2016’s most anticipated new series, only in FAITH #1 (of 4) – arriving in stores alongside FAITH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING!

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

FAITH #1 (of 4)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (NOV151702)
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (NOV151703)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (NOV151704)
Variant Cover by KANO (NOV151706)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER (NOV151707)
Blank Cover also available (NOV151705)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 27

FAITH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (DEC158001)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 27

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Hastings and Valiant Present “Comics College” – A Weekly Instructional Workshop Beginning January 30th!

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Plus: Don’t Miss Your Chance to Illustrate Valiant’s Free Comic Book Day 2016 Hastings-Exclusive Cover with the Official “Comics College” Submission Contest!

JANUARY 12th, 2016 – This winter, Hastings stores across the nation are joining forces with award-winning comics publisher Valiant Entertainment for “Comics College” – a fun-filled, educational workshop exploring every corner of the comic book industry! Following in the footsteps of last year’s “The Craft of Comics” series, Hastings is taking fans even deeper into the world of comics with brand-new video seminars that detail all the tricks of the trade – as revealed by one of Valiant’s leading writers or illustrators each week! The month-long “Comics College” in-store event begins on Saturday, January 30th at 2pm ET at a Hastings location near you and continues with new episodes every Saturday through February 20th.

Broadcasting into more than 140 Hastings locations nationwide, each installment of “Comics College” offers an inside look at the process of creating comics from start to finish. Featuring a new conversation with a different Valiant creator each week, join us here as some of the brightest talents in comics today examine the most important aspects of working in the comics industry today – from getting your first big break and writing your first script to the finer points of portfolio reviews for artists and editors alike…and much more!

Plus: Valiant is giving each Hastings viewer their shot at their chance to win the prize of a lifetime – their first professional published comics debut – with the official “Comics College” contest! Over the course of the “Comics College” event, aspiring artists nationwide are encouraged to illustrate and submit their favorite Valiant comics character in a captivating scene of their own choosing. From there, the winning piece will then be published as the official art for Hastings’ exclusive variant cover for the VALIANT: 4001 A.D. FCBD SPECIAL – hitting Hastings stores everywhere for Free Comic Book Day 2016!

Creators scheduled to stream during the workshop include:

WEEK ONE – HOW TO WRITE COMICS
Fred Van Lente (Writer, Archer & Armstrong; Ivar, Timewalker)
January 30th at 2pm ET (1pm CT, 12pm MT, 11am PT)

WEEK TWO – HOW COMICS ARE MADE
Robert Venditti (Writer, X-O Manowar; Wrath of the Eternal Warrior)
February 6th at 2pm ET (1pm CT, 12pm MT, 11am PT)

WEEK THREE – HOW TO BREAK INTO COMICS
Jody Houser (Writer, Faith)
February 13th at 2pm ET (1pm CT, 12pm MT, 11am PT)

WEEK FOUR – PORTFOLIO REVIEW
David Baron (Colorist, Bloodshot Reborn)
February 20th at 2pm ET (1pm CT, 12pm MT, 11am PT)

Contact your local Hastings location or visit GoHastings.com/ComicsCollege for more details and complete contest guidelines. Beginning on January 30th, prepare yourself for a crash course in making comics like a pro with a priceless treasure trove of behind-the-scenes insights…coming soon to a Hastings location near you!

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About Hastings
Hastings is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, as well as trends and consumer electronics merchandise, in a superstore format.

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 Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com.

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Valiant to Supply Retailers with Customized Battle Axes for Launch of WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 – On Sale November 18th!

WRATH_AXE_groupIn honor of the launch of Valiant’s latest tentpole ongoing series – WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and newly Valiant-exclusive artist Raul Allen – Valiant Entertainment will be providing select comics retailers across North America with custom-engraved, full-size battle axes in advance of the first issue’s November 18th launch.

Emblazoned with the WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR logo on the blade and standing 27 inches tall, these once-in-a-lifetime, real-world replications of the Eternal Warrior’s signature weapon will be provided free of charge to participating retail stores in the United States and Canada that have enlisted in Valiant’s WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 retailer exclusive program. Other retailers interested in obtaining a custom WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR battle axe can submit a request to Valiant directly via the retailers@valiantentertainment.com email address.

“WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 is already on track to become one of Valiant’s single biggest releases of the year, and we want to give our retail partners a razor-sharp token of appreciation for making 2015 Valiant Entertainment’s most successful year yet,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “There is a long-term plan in place for the Eternal Warrior, and, as you’ll soon see in WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1, the character is about to take his rightful place as one of single most important heroes in the Valiant Universe. What better way to show the world we mean it than with a two-handed implement of destruction in stores nationwide? Whether you’re a dedicated fan or a 7,000-year-old immortal soldier, these distinctive comic collectibles will be the ultimate accent to your local comic shop, bar none.”

From ARMOR HUNTERS to THE VALIANT and, most recently, the most successful independent comic book event of the decade, BOOK OF DEATH, the Eternal Warrior’s never-ending mission in service to the Earth has played a pivotal role in shaping the Valiant Universe. Now, marching out of the blockbuster success of BOOK OF DEATH, Valiant’s immortal master of war begins a brand-new crusade on November 18th in WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new ongoing series by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and rising star Raul Allen launching Gilad Anni-Padda into a savage new realm far removed from the world he once knew…

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

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

On November 18th, step out of BOOK OF DEATH and into the farthest reaches of the Valiant Universe when WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 begins a staggering quest to the ends of the existence…and back again! Featuring covers by David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), Raul Allen (NINJAK), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Marcos Martin (The Private Eye), Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN), get ready to discover the ultimate soldier like you’ve never seen him before, only in WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 – in stores November 18th!

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

WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAUL ALLEN
Cover A (Wraparound) by DAVID LAFUENTE (SEP151652)
Cover B by RAUL ALLEN (SEP151653)
Cover C by CARY NORD (SEP151654)
Cover D by MARCOS MARTIN (SEP151655)
Emblem Variant by PERE PEREZ (SEP151657)
Artist Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP151658)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (SEP151659)
Blank Cover also available (SEP151656)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 18 (FOC –10/26/15)

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Valiant Entertainment Renews Distribution Deal with Diamond

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Diamond Comic Distributors is pleased to announce that Valiant Entertainment has renewed its distribution agreement, making Diamond the worldwide distributor of Valiant’s comics and graphic novels within comic book specialty and book markets worldwide.

“Diamond is pleased to continue working closely with Valiant Entertainment, providing retailers with the opportunity to stock their favorite Valiant titles,” said Diamond’s Vice President of Purchasing, John Wurzer. “We look forward to seeing what the next 25 years for Valiant Entertainment holds as we work to help them grow their business.”

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Valiant is one of the most successful comic book publishing companies in the history of the medium with more than 81 million comics sold and a library of more than 2,000 distinct characters. Established by a brain trust of legendary comics creators including Jim Shooter, Bob Layton and Barry Windsor-Smith, Valiant’s heroes and villains inhabit the largest independently owned superhero universe anywhere in comics.

Re-established as Valiant Entertainment with a best-in-class management team that includes Chairman Peter Cuneo, CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, COO & CFO Gavin Cuneo, President of Licensing, Promotions & Ad Sales Russell A. Brown, and Publisher Fred Pierce, the company has returned to great commercial and critical success, winning a Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year and numerous industry awards and accolades. Valiant’s titles consistently rate among the best reviewed in comics.

In 2015, Valiant launched a new wave of best-selling hit series to multiple sell-outs and widespread critical acclaim, including THE VALIANT by New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt with art by Eisner Award-winner Paolo Rivera; IVAR, TIMEWALKER by New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente with art by Clayton Henry; DIVINITY by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt with art by Trevor Hairsine; IMPERIUM by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart with art by Doug Braithwaite; NINJAK by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt with art by Clay Mann and Butch Guice; and BLOODSHOT REBORN by New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire with art by Mico Suayan.

“Valiant’s enormous success since the company’s return to publishing in 2012 is due in no small part to the support and assistance of Diamond,” said Valiant Chief Operating Officer & CFO Gavin Cuneo. “We will continue work in close concert with the Diamond team in the coming years to ensure Valiant’s continued growth in comics retail shops and book stores around the world.”

New retailers interested in purchasing Valiant Entertainment titles are encouraged to contact Diamond’s New Accounts Department at newaccounts@diamondcomics.com or via phone at 443-318-8001.

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ABOUT VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT – Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

ABOUT DIAMOND BOOK DISTRIBUTORS (DBD)—DBD is a division of Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., and is dedicated to making a wide selection of graphic novels and other pop culture merchandise available globally to bookstores, libraries, schools, online retailers, mass merchants and others. DBD is the home to a number of world class publishers including IDW Publishing, publisher of 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, My Little Pony, G.I. Joe and Transformers; Image Comics, publisher The Walking Dead, Saga, Chew, and Morning Glories; Oni Press, Top Shelf Productions, and many others. For more information, visit Diamond Books on the web at www.diamondbookdistributors.com.


Valiant Unveils Details on All-New VALIANT PRESTIGE Format – Including Special Features for THE VALIANT #1 and DIVINITY #1

THE-VALIANT_001_COVER_RIVERAAs VALIANT NEXT readies for the launch of six epic new ongoing series and prestige format projects beginning with the release of THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) on December 10th, Valiant is proud to reveal the first look inside the all-new VALIANT PRESTIGE format – a new form of deluxe packaging for Valiant’s most important standalone limited series and events!

Beginning with the release of THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) – the first issue of the four-issue epic from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man) & Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) – next week, fans and retailers can look forward to a high-end presentation unlike anything else in comics today with each and every issue. Features for THE VALIANT #1 (of 4), the very first release to feature the VALIANT PRESTIGE format, will include:

  • Deluxe matte laminate card stock covers
  • Custom-designed heavyweight end sheets
  • An oversized, 25-page first chapter
  • An exclusive guide to THE VALIANT, detailing the backstory and origins of the series’ principal players
  • Never-before-seen commentary and back matter, curated by Eisner Award winner Paolo Rivera
  • All complete with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price!

Each subsequent issue of THE VALIANT by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera will feature the same deluxe presentation, as will DIVINITY #1 (of 4) – the VALIANT NEXT prestige format limited series debuting in February from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis). Featuring the landmark debut of Valiant’s first major new character, each issue of DIVINITY will feature covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor) and designer Tom Muller (Zero) in addition to an array specially crafted special features and behind-the-scenes insights into the development and design of Valiant’s next pivotal hero.

DIVINITY_001_COVER-A_DJURDJEVIC“The thinking behind the VALIANT PRESTIGE format is simple – match the scale, scope, and dynamism of our most unique, most epic stories with an equally compelling presentation that practically leaps off the shelf,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “By design, the first two titles to receive this treatment – THE VALIANT and DIVINITY – are stories that couldn’t be told in an ongoing book, or even as standard limited series. They truly are can’t-miss excursions into the Valiant Universe, telling stories unlike anything Valiant has undertaken before. The presentation of our VALIANT PRESTIGE offerings – no ads, exclusive content, upgraded covers, end sheets, and more – designates these titles as special books within the Valiant line, and will give fans an extra-added layer of depth to the storytelling experience.”

“Over the past three years, Valiant has introduced several new innovations to great success – subscription-only Pullbox variants, expanded Plus Edition issues, QR code-enabled talking covers, and many more,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “VALIANT PRESTIGE is a central new addition that list. It’s both a tribute to the great standalone, prestige format tales that helped inform our love of the medium, like Kingdom Come and Marvels, while, at the same time, a chance to break new ground by revitalizing and refining the concept of what prestige format can be for a whole new generation of readers. We have some truly special stuff in the offing for these titles, and we can’t wait to see them on the shelf.”

Look for more developments soon on each VALIANT PRESTIGE release, and visit your local retailer today to pre-order each epic VALIANT NEXT series. Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) on December 10th, VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015, starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never before seen characters:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141678)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (OCT141679)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (OCT141680)
B&W Sketch Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141681)
Blank Cover also available (OCT141682)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale DECEMBER 10 (FOC – 11/17/14)

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (NOV141677)
Valiant Next Variant by PAOLO RIVERA & TOM MULLER
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (NOV141678)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (NOV141679)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/29/14)

DIVINITY #1 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (DEC141707)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (DEC141708)
Valiant Next Variant by BUTCH GUICE & TOM MULLER (DEC141709)
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC141710)
Artist Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC141711)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale FEBRUARY 11 (FOC – 1/19/15)

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Retailer Advisory: “ENTER: ARMORINES” Gets Even Bigger with All-New Incentives for X-O MANOWAR #30!

XO_030_VARIANT_ALLEN-FOCOn November 19th, Valiant’s armor-clad powerhouse is kicking off the all-new story arc “ENTER: ARMORINES” in X-O MANOWAR #30 – and now Valiant is giving fans and retailers an extra-added chance to get in on the action!

Valiant is proud to present the X-O MANOWAR #30 FOC INCENTIVE VARIANT – featuring an all-new cover of the Armorines in action by rising star and red-hot cover artist Raul Allen (RAI, UNITY) – plus the first look inside this milestone jumping-on point for the acclaimed sci-fi superhero series at the forefront of Valiant’s award-winning publishing line!

Retailers that increase their order of X-O MANOWAR #30 by 20% or more by the issue’s final order cut-off (FOC) date may order as many copies as they wish of the X-O MANOWAR #30 FOC INCENTIVE VARIANT shelf cover – leading directly into the must-read debut of Valiant’s deadliest armored adversary yet, the all-new ARMORINES!

Since Aric of Dacia returned from the stars, terror and destruction have followed in his wake – and the nations of Earth have had enough. As the world rushes into a new arms race, X-O Manowar will find himself confronted by a calculating paramilitary force designed to duplicate – and outmatch – the destructive potential of his own armor. But who is this bleeding-edge commando unit – and what plans does their fiendishly familiar leader have in store for the universe’s most powerful weapon?

He survived NINJAK… He survived UNITY… But can X-O Manowar survive his first encounter with the all-new ARMORINES? Find out as Valiant superstars Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard present a pivotal new chapter in the saga of X-O Manowar in “ENTER: ARMORINES” – beginning on November 19th in X-O MANOWAR #30!

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X-O MANOWAR #30 (ALL-NEW ARC! “ENTER: ARMORINES” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Interlocking A & B Covers by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP141684/SEP141685)
FOC Incentive Variant by RAUL ALLEN (SEP148143)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP141686)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (SEP141687)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | On Sale NOVEMBER 19 (FOC – 10/27/14)

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THE DELINQUENTS #1 is for Sellouts – Second Printing Coming in October!

DELINQ_001_COVER_SECOND PRINTINGValiant is proud to announce that THE DELINQUENTS #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the first disastrous team-up between Quantum and Woody and Archer & Armstrong – has sold out at the distributor level and will return with a brand-new second printing in stores October 1st!

You demanded it, so we delivered it! Archer & Armstrong finally meet Quantum and Woody! Written by multiple Harvey Award nominee James Asmus (Quantum and Woody) and New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) with art by heat-seeking artist Kano (Gotham Central), start reading here as Valiant’s two most ill-suited and irresponsible pairs of “heroes” go head-to-head for a cross-country rat race…with only an ass-map to guide them!

For decades, the underground society of American hobos guarded one secret with their lives – the route to hobo paradise…aka Big Rock Candy Mountain, U.S.A. Only one map leading to its mythical location was ever made…and it was tattooed on the butt cheeks of one lone hobo guardian! In the years since, it has been flayed, dried, and split into two halves. Archer & Armstrong have the left cheek, Quantum and Woody hold the right. And, now, these two halves are about to set the competing duos off on a cross-country rat race where “O” marks the spot!

Quantum and Woody are the world’s worst superhero team… Archer & Armstrong are a mismatched pair of conspiracy-busting adventurers… Together…they make a really, really bad team! Stay out of the way because, on October 1st, they’re bringing the summer’s most out-of-control joyride back to comic book stores everywhere in THE DELINQUENTS #1 SECOND PRINTING!

Praise for THE DELINQUENTS #1:

“✮✮✮✮✮…Asmus, Van Lente, Kano and Sharpe provide a perfect example of how to blend humor and action, adventure and fun.” – Comic Book Resources
“✮✮✮✮✮…James Asmus and Fred Van Lente absolutely knock this one out of the park…” – Big Comic Page
“✮✮✮✮½…The art by Kano is gritty and dirty and hilarious…just like our heroes herein.” – Bloody Disgusting
“✮✮✮✮½…What Fred Van Lente and James Asmus have cooked up here is so good, I don’t know why any other comics bothered releasing themselves this week.” – Comics Bulletin
“✮✮✮✮…You won’t find a comic like this everyday. Don’t miss out on it. And again, it has an ass map in it!” – Comic Vine

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THE DELINQUENTS #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JUL148296)
Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/1/14 (FOC – 9/8/14)

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ARMOR HUNTERS Rockets into Multiple Sell-Outs, Reloads with Four New Printings Coming in September!

AH_003_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGValiant is proud to announce that four installments of ARMOR HUNTERS – the summer’s globe-spanning, smash-hit crossover event starring X-O Manowar, Unity, Bloodshot, and more of Earth’s most formidable heroes as they defend the planet from the galaxy’s most feared, most relentless team of alien powerhouses – have sold out at the distributor level and will soon return to store shelves with new printings in September and October!

First up, on September 24th – arriving in stores alongside the action-packed final confrontation between X-O Manowar and the Armor Hunters in ARMOR HUNTERS #4 (of 4) – look for ARMOR HUNTERS #3 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Unity); and the ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) SECOND PRINTING and ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #2 (of 3) SECOND PRINTING by acclaimed writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific) and bone-breaking artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis)!

Then, on October 1st – hitting shelves alongside the storyline’s must-read one-shot epilogue in ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1 – pick up the ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) SECOND PRINTING by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) and red-hot rising star Robert Gill (Eternal Warrior)!

Re-presenting four essential chapters of the armor-plated crossover that Comic Vine calls “an event that lives up to the hype,” it’s not too late to find out why ARMOR HUNTERS is the heat-seeking storyline that’s had fans and critics talking all summer.

“From start to finish, ARMOR HUNTERS has been nothing short of a resounding success with fans, and we’re continuing to see demand for each issue as the storyline rushes toward its must-be-seen-to-be-believed finale at the end of September,” said Publisher Fred Pierce. “The first two issues of ARMOR HUNTERS – along with UNITY #8 and X-O MANOWAR #26 – have already returned to press, and we couldn’t be more proud to now add another four titles to that list. With another month to go, ARMOR HUNTERS is already well on its way to becoming one of the most well-remembered and affecting crossovers in recent memory. This is precisely the kind of storytelling, scope, and scale that is setting Valiant apart in the industry.”

When Aric of Dacia returned to Earth with the stolen X-O Manowar armor of an alien race, he thought he finally found a weapon to guard the peace and kingdom he’d struggled so long to secure. But now, a relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the armor and all like it – have found their final target. The Armor Hunters are coming. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

Just as ARMOR HUNTERS # 4 (of 4) and ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1 hit stores, get a front row seat for the devastating consequences of the Armor Hunter’s attack in the ARMOR HUNTERS #3 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING, ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) SECOND PRINTING, ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #2 (of 3) SECOND PRINTING, and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) SECOND PRINTING – on sale in September and October!

Praise for ARMOR HUNTERS:

“✮✮✮✮✮…This is how events should be done.” – Comic Vine
“✮✮✮✮✮…Awesome and gripping… This crossover yet again doesn’t disappoint.” – Herotaku
“✮✮✮✮½…[There's] a lot to enjoy…[and] Braithwaite’s line work is exquisite…” – Newsarama
“✮✮✮✮…Exciting and well-drawn… It’s an event story for readers who think they hate event stories.” – Comic Book Resources
“✮✮✮✮…Alive with tense drama and devastating action…Armor Hunters turns up the heat.” – IGN

Praise for ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT:

“✮✮✮✮✮…[A] great example of how things ought to be done in the comic industry.” – All-Comic
“✮✮✮✮½…This is the right way to do a crossover…and, quite honestly, this comic book just amplifies my appreciation for the entire event.” – Comic Book Resources
“✮✮✮✮…Action-packed goodness… This is definitely a solid place to start.” – Comic Vine
“✮✮✮✮…This title is a perfect pure action title that you can’t put down.” – Comic Bastards

Praise for ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER:

“✮✮✮✮½…Dysart has crafted a full story…[that] can stand on its own…” – Comic Spectrum
“✮✮✮✮…A haunting, emotional, and character-driven opening chapter.” – Comic Vine
“✮✮✮✮…The characters are fascinating and the artwork is extraordinary.” – Forces of Geek
“✮✮✮✮…[A] perfect meshing of Harbinger and Armor Hunters…” – Comic Bastards

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ARMOR HUNTERS #4 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (JUL141482)
Qr Voice Variant by TOM FOWLER (JUL141483)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JUL141484)
Artist Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL141485)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 9/24/14 (FOC – 9/1/14)

ARMOR HUNTERS #3 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (JUL148299)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 9/24/14 (FOC – 9/8/14)

ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) SECOND PRINTING
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by PHILIP TAN (JUL148297)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 9/24/14 (FOC – 9/8/14)

ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #2 (of 3) SECOND PRINTING
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by PHILIP TAN (JUL148298)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 9/24/14 (FOC – 9/8/14)

ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CAFU
Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (AUG141710)
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES (AUG141711)
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (AUG141712)
$3.99 | ONE-SHOT | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 10/1/14 (FOC – 9/8/14)

ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) SECOND PRINTING
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA ((JUL148300)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 10/1/14 (FOC – 9/8/14)

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VALIANT New Printing Alert: RAI #1 THIRD PRINTING | X-O MANOWAR #25 SECOND PRINTING

RAI_001_COVER_THIRD-PRINTINGValiant is proud to announce that two of May’s most high-profile releases – RAI #1 and the oversized X-O MANOWAR #25 anniversary spectacular – have sold out at the distributor level and will soon return to store shelves with all-new printings in June and July!

First up, discover a daring new vision of what comics can be in the RAI #1 THIRD PRINTING VARIANT – your latest chance to enter the astonishing world of Japan in the 41st century as realized by superstar creators Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain! Returning to stands on July 9th alongside RAI #3, the red-hot launch book of the all-new VALIANT FIRST initiative continues to burn up the charts after a record-setting second print sell-out. Start reading here to jump on board the new ongoing series that has fans and critics heralding RAI as a comic book milestone for the modern age.

Praise for RAI #1:

“✮✮✮✮✮… [Rai] comes with the highest praise.” – PopMatters
“✮✮✮✮½… Rai is just plain amazing.” – IGN
“✮✮✮✮… An immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics.” – Comic Book Resources
“✮✮✮✮… This is a book you really need to check out.” – Comic Vine
“Maybe the best looking comic Valiant has produced yet, and a book that has nearly unlimited potential…” – Multiversity Comics

XO_025_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGPlus, the sold-out, 48-page introduction to June’s much anticipated ARMOR HUNTERS crossover event returns to store shelves on June 25th with the X-O MANOWAR #25 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT! Featuring all-new stories from Robert Venditti, Bryan Hitch, J.G. Jones, Cary Nord and many more, find out everything you need to know about X-O Manowar – from his origin among the stars to his battle in the modern day – just in time for the beginning of ARMOR HUNTERS this June! Look for the X-O MANOWAR #25 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT in stores alongside X-O MANOWAR #26, the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new, standalone story arc detailing the untold history of the Armor Hunters – and the forbidden secret that put them on inescapable collision course with the planet Earth.

Praise for X-O MANOWAR #25:

“✮✮✮✮✮… A great jumping on point for any new fan…” – Comic Bastards
“✮✮✮✮½… If this doesn’t hook you nothing will. This is a perfect blend of history, action, anticipation wrapped in stunning and brilliant art.” – Unleash the Fanboy
“✮✮✮✮½… New or old to the series you’ll appreciate the work that was put into this issue and you’ll be yearning for more.” – Herotaku
“✮✮✮✮… This is how anniversary issues should be done… X-O Manowar #25 sets the bar high for the rest of the line.” – Comic Book Resources

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RAI #1 (THIRD PRINTING VARIANT)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 7/19/14 (FOC – 6/16/14)

X-O MANOWAR #25 (SECOND PRINTING VARIANT) (APR148227)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with TOM FOWLER and JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by DIEGO BERNARD, SEAN CHEN, TOM FOWLER, BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, BARRY KITSON, CARY NORD, RAFER ROBERTS, and ANDY RUNTON
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
$4.99/T+/48 pgs.
ON SALE 6/25/14 (FOC – 6/2/14)