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Valiant Previews: X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 | BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 – On Sale April 26th!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB172049)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (FEB172050)
Pre-Order Edition Cover by TOMAS GIORELLO (JAN172115)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (FEB172052)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by KAARE ANDREWS (FEB172053)
Blank Cover also available (FEB172051)

They asked for war. He’ll give them death.

Deep within the far reaches of space, the dogs of war have found Aric of Dacia. Conscripted into an alien army and forced into combat, Aric must enter an alien battlefield unlike any he’s faced before. His only hope for survival is also the source of his greatest rage – the living suit of armor known as X-O Manowar.

Can Aric still embrace the violence within? Get ready, because the most brutal fight in X-O Manowar’s life is about to begin!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

 

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BRITANNIA2_001_COVER-A_NORDBRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD (FEB172054)
Cover B by DAVID MACK (FEB172055)
Character Design Variant by DAVID MACK (FEB172057)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (FEB172058)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (FEB172059)
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Valiant’s critically acclaimed, 10-time sold-out magnum opus returns with a brand-new journey into myth and mystery, from comics master Peter Milligan (Shade, The Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA)!

Fifty thousand Romans stand on their feet, watching from the rafters of the coliseum with captured breath as Achillia, a gladiator unlike any that Rome has seen before, faces incredible odds – one lone warrior against five of Rome’s greatest. Such is the tradition, when a female gladiator enters the fray. When the carnage is complete, the coliseum roars its approval as Achillia stands victorious. Now, only one match away from winning her freedom, she has begun to gain renown. The women of Rome, suppressed by their husbands and fathers, have noticed. The men of Rome, husbands and fathers to a growing horde of women entertaining ideas of independence, have noticed as well.

On the other side of Rome, a strange mystery swirls through the Palatine Hill. In the dead of night, down winding alleys, Rome’s elite swear that they see visions of a blood-soaked Apollo walking the city…visions that are driving them mad. Even more are becoming sick with weird fever god-dreams. Panic ensues in the city. The Chief Vestal, Rubria, is arrested by Emperor Nero and threatened with crucifixion unless the deadly curse that’s fallen on Rome is lifted. She asks Antonius Axia, hero of Britannia and Rome’s only detective, for help. She offers only one clue…the gladiator Achillia.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

 

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Valiant Previews: NINJAK #26 | GENERATION ZERO #9 – On Sale April 19th!

NINJAK_026_COVER-A_BODENHEIMNINJAK #26
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM (FEB172068)
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (FEB172069)
Cover C by ROBERT GILL (FEB172070)
Variant Cover by BOB LAYTON (FEB172071)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (FEB172072)

Battle royale!

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here—the final, steel-splintering showdown between Ninjak and Master Darque! But when Valiant’s top assassin and lord of death come to blows, you can bet there’s going to be serious collateral. What will become of the deadly crime cartel known as the Shadow Seven? What final fate awaits the life of Ninjak’s former lover and most hated enemy, Roku? All will be revealed as Ninjak enters a blistering barrage of revelations and revenge…and exits with a brand-new place in the Valiant Universe!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 19 (FOC – 3/27/17)

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GENZERO_009_COVER-A_LAFUENTEGENERATION ZERO #9
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (FEB172073)
Cover B by BRENT PEEPLES (FEB172074)
Variant Cover by STEPHEN MOONEY (FEB172075)

Zeroes to heroes!

Generation Zero’s mind-bending journey through the HeroScape—a strange dimension where the world is filtered through any person’s perspective—reaches its final stop! But even if they can escape the deadly apparitions of Rook’s collective conscience, can they stop the strange threats and mysteries that can’t seem to leave their new hometown alone?

Take cover, because Valiant’s paramilitary prodigies are about to enter the greatest mission of their violent careers…and when the dust settles, their final fates will be no fantasy!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | FINAL ISSUE | T+ | On Sale APRIL 19 (FOC – 3/27/17)

 

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Valiant Celebrates 25 Years of Revenge (and Relaxation) in BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF #1 – Coming in July!

BSDO_001_COVER-A_KANORising Star Eliot Rahal & Acclaimed Artist Khari Evans Officiate Bloodshot’s Silver Anniversary with a Standalone Summer Special!

Get ready to pop the top off a cold one and lather on the sunscreen because, this summer, the hottest stop in the Valiant Universe is BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF!

As revealed today at Comic Book Resources, Valiant is proud to announce BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF #1 – a standalone one-shot special celebrating 25 years of Valiant’s hard-coded commando from rising star Eliot Rahal (Divinity III: Escape from Gulag 396) and explosive artist Khari Evans (Harbinger, Harley Quinn)! On July 5th, the Bloodshot Squad rockets out of the pages of BLOODSHOT REBORN and onto the streets of Manhattan for some hard-earned R&R in Valiant’s next special issue commemorating the greatest Valiant tales of past and present with an action-packed tribute to the original Bloodshot #12!

For the first time in over 30 years, two nanite-enhanced soldiers once controlled by Project Rising Spirit – codenames: “Tank Man” and “Viet Man” – have finally earned their freedom and some government-sanctioned downtime, courtesy of Uncle Sam. After enduring a lifetime of war, blood, and fire, all these two semi-retired commandos want is a little vacation. But how long can this pair of highly trained tourists unwind and enjoy the sights of New York City… before they find trouble in the city that never sleeps?

On July 5th, two of Valiant’s most hardened veterans rotate back to the civilian life…and get thrown into the fight of their careers! This summer, Eliot Rahal and Khari Evans set the Big Apple’s deadliest tourist trap yet in Valiant’s final celebratory special of the summer, only in BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF #1 – featuring covers by Kano (Swamp Thing), Khari Evans (Ninjak), Ben Tiesma (TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything), and Renato Guedes (Bloodshot Reborn)!

Plus: On May 10th, take up arms alongside New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.) and acclaimed artist Renato Guedes (Bloodshot Reborn, Wolverine) as they unleash ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1 – the second of four special issues honoring the most beloved Valiant stories ever told with an astonishing standalone tale torn from Gilad Anni-Padda’s long march through the ages.

Then: On June 14th, traverse the long and storied history behind the rise of Earth’s most formidable heroes with multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Harbinger Renegade) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (Faith) for RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 – an astonishing standalone tale revealing the saga behind Valiant’s greatest heroes and villains! From the prehistoric ruins of Babylon to the far reaches of the 41st century, salute 25 years of Rai’s place at the apex of Valiant’s reach across the ages right here…and enter a jam-packed, centuries-spanning jumping-on point for the largest independent superhero universe in comics!

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BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF #1
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover A by KANO
Cover B KHARI EVANS
Variant Cover by BEN TIESMA
Variant Cover by RENATO GUEDES
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale JULY 5 (FOC – 6/12/17)

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Six Days Until #ValiantSummit 2017 – Streaming Live on Hyper RPG on Monday, April 17th!

VS_002_TUESDAY_HAIRSINEONLY SIX DAYS UNTIL #VALIANTSUMMIT 2017 – a massive slate of news and announcements on Monday, April 17th, broadcasting live from Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG studios in Los Angeles, CA with creators Christos Gage, Eric Heisserer, Jody Houser, Matt Kindt, and more!

Follow all of #ValiantSummit 2017′s news and announcements as they happen with a livestream on Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG channelFacebook Live or Twitter. Join the conversation on Twitter at the official @ValiantComics account or follow along with coverage live from #ValiantSummit 2017 from the leading press outlets in comics today!

Teaser Artwork by Trevor Hairsine with Ryan Winn and David Baron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lettered Preview Debut: RAPTURE #1 – Ninjak Leads Shadowman’s Road to Redemption on May 24th!

RAPTURE_001_COVER-A_SUAYANMatt Kindt & CAFU Go Beyond Earth for Valiant’s First Fantasy-Driven Summer Event!

As revealed at ComicBook.com, Valiant is proud to present your first lettered look inside RAPTURE #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s astonishing standalone event from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar, Dept. H) and explosive artist CAFU (Rai)! On May 24th – the next “X-O Manowar Wednesday” in comics shops everywhere – join deadly MI-6 assassin Ninjak and the damaged supernatural guardian called Shadowman as they lead a preemptive strike into the forbidden dimension known as the Deadside – a realm where magic trumps might and an eons-old war machine stands at arms, ready to penetrate our reality and upend the order of heaven and hell as we now know it…

“The essential Shadowman lore is that he’s a guy plagued by this loa, a dark demon that possesses him for better or worse, and it’s plagued his family for generations. He wants to be rid of this thing, and eventually, he gets captured by MI-6 and used as a sort of reluctant agent for good… [RAPTURE] is really showcasing Shadowman, who has been gone a long time – too long,” writer Matt Kindt told ComicBook.com. “The plan is to really re-introduce Shadowman and set him up in a way that will make him a more permanent fixture in the Valiant Universe and on comic shelves.”

On a scarred landscape, two otherworldly armies prepare to battle one last time, vying for control of a massive tower named from an ancient language no longer permitted to be spoken.

One army is led by a primeval force named Babel, whose goal is singular: to breach “heaven” no matter the cost. The only thing standing in his way is a gray-haired barbaric warrior, filled with rage and regret – a man who sees this battle as his last chance for redemption. But he knows his depleted forces have little chance of victory unless aid comes soon.

Enter Tama: A 12-year old girl on the crest of a hill overlooking the battle, who has just become humanity’s only hope. The last in an ancient line of mystics who protect the Earth, she has foreseen this battle and knows millions will perish if she’s unable to stop it. Now Tama and her ragtag team of malcontents – Ninjak, Shadowman and Punk Mambo – must somehow defeat an elder god hell bent on piercing the heavens.

In the game-changing footsteps of THE VALIANT and BLOODSHOT U.S.A., Valiant’s next shocking standalone event is here! On May 24th, Shadowman’s long-awaited return to the forefront of the Valiant Universe begins with a terrifying breach between two worlds, only in RAPTURE #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Kano (Swamp Thing), and CAFU (Action Comics)!

Also in stores on May 24th: Don’t miss the next armor-plated issue of the landmark comics debut that Paste Magazine calls “a wartime epic for the ages” in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3 – part three of “SOLDIER” from visionary writer Matt Kindt (Ninjak) and Valiant exclusive superstar Tomas Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn)!

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RAPTURE #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAR172161)
Cover B by J.G. JONES (MAR172162)
Character Design Variant by KANO (MAR172165)
Variant Cover by CAFU (MAR172166)
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN (MAR172167)
NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Variant Also Available (MAR172164)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR172157)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (MAR172158)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAR172159)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by DAVID MACK (MAR172160)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale MAY 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)

 

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Valiant Previews: FAITH #10 (ALL-NEW ARC! “THE FAITHLESS” – PART 1) – On Sale April 5th!

FAITH_010_COVER-A_KANOFAITH #10 (ALL-NEW ARC! “THE FAITHLESS” – PART 1)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by JOE EISMA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KANO (FEB172064)
Cover B by JENN ST-ONGE (FEB172065)
Cover C by ELSA CHARRETIER (FEB172066)
Variant Cover by RIAN GONZALES (FEB172067)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “THE FAITHLESS” are here!

The villains are coming! Faith’s most fearsome foes and ruthless rogues—including Chris Chriswell, Murder Mouse, Dark Star, and Sydney—have finally united, creating an unstoppable coalition of evil with one goal in mind: Destroy Faith Herbert! Together, they are The Faithless…and if Los Angeles’ greatest hero doesn’t think fast and fly even faster, they’re going to ground the sky-soaring psiot for good!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 5 (FOC – 3/13/17)

 

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Valiant Digital and Hyper RPG Unite for VALIANT VANQUISHED: SEASON TWO – Now Streaming on Twitch!

VALIANT VANQUISHED_001Join the Live Roleplaying Action Every Wednesday for Original Stories Mapping THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2

Valiant Digital is proud to announce that is re-teaming with Twitch’s Hyper RPG channel for VALIANT VANQUISHED: SEASON TWO – the next epic season of the live-streaming game show based in the world of Catalyst Game Labs’ best-selling VALIANT UNIVERSE RPG! Tune into Hyper RPG every Wednesday night at 12:30 am ET/9:30 pm PT for the latest, all-original adventure set in the Valiant Universe, as a fun-filled cast leads their role-playing characters through improvised stories featuring X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, H.A.R.D. Corps, and countless more of your favorite Valiant heroes!

Directly mirroring the events of THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 – the prelude to 2018’s seismic crossover event, beginning this July in the pages of HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 by multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) – across a series of all-new campaigns, join Hyper RPG’s players live as they become battle-hardened veterans of the Valiant Universe’s next coming conflict with advance plot points and character profiles drawn from the upcoming firefight between Kris Hathaway’s Harbinger Renegades and Major Charlie Palmer’s H.A.R.D. Corps!

“I can’t wait to lead our new players deep into the Valiant Universe on the heels of HARBINGER WARS 2,” said Hyper RPG CEO Zac Eubank. “As a super-fan, it’s a dream to work with Valiant on crafting this season’s story. Harada and the Renegades put psiots on the map, and now the world knows they are out there. It’s a really neat thing to work in a live improvisational setting, playing with the emotional fallout that kind of situation can cause.”

“VALIANT VANQUISHED is easily one of the most exciting ways to experience the Valiant Universe. From the epic stakes set each and every week to the amazing cast that brings these momentous adventures to life, this is a one-of-a-kind storytelling adventure you’re not going to find anywhere else,” said Valiant’s Director of Digital Media & Development Josh Johns. “We couldn’t be prouder to partner with Hyper RPG in bringing another Valiant Digital project to viewers new and old across the globe, I and think fans will be floored by what we have in store for this season.”

Want to be part of the action? Then log onto the VALIANT VANQUISHED chatroom to give your feedback in realtime with hashtags and comments… and shape the outcome of each story, the destiny of every character, and the future of the Valiant Universe! Following live recordings, every episode of VALIANT VANQUISHED will then be available to watch on the official HyperRPG YouTube channel.

Heroes, villains, and your favorite superhero universe collide like never before as the VALIANT UNIVERSE RPG from Catalyst Game Labs springs to life for an adventure of the ages…only on VALIANT VANQUISHED – airing Wednesdays at 12:30 am ET/9:30 pm PT on Hyper RPG!

Also available now: Catch the entirety of VALIANT VANQUISHED: SEASON ONE now and watch the first episode of VALIANT VANQUISHED: SEASON TWO, directly on the official Hyper RPG YouTube channel!

VALIANT VANQUISHED: SEASON TWO joins the ranks of a growing slate of digital-first projects from Valiant Digital – a division of Valiant Entertainment committed to producing scripted original content in live action, animation, and emerging media, created specifically for the digital arena. Valiant Digital’s first project, NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE, is a brutal, first-of-its-kind, live-action digital series that will debut in late 2017. Tasked with expanding Valiant’s reach across social and digital media, Valiant Digital is the next strategic evolution of Valiant’s long-term plan to expand the ranks of its already sizable fanbase around the world.

Plus: Follow THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 into “MASSACRE” – a new, four-part assault beginning this July in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5! This summer, the march towards Valiant’s biggest and most impactful crossover event of all time starts here as multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) bring a newer, deadlier, and brutally efficient H.A.R.D. Corps crashing down on America’s renegade team of teenage superhumans!

Toyo Harada’s former protege – Alexander Solomon, a “psiot” with the ability to predict and analyze potential futures – has been waiting for this moment. With the Harbinger Renegades – Peter Stanchek, Faith, Kris Hathaway, and Torque – now reunited as a result of his covert manipulations, his ultimate gambit can now begin. But he’s not the only one who has been watching. Major Charlie Palmer has just re-assigned a new division of the militarized psiot hunters codenamed H.A.R.D. Corps to active duty…and they’re about to bring a torrent of blood and calamity roaring into the streets of a major American metropolis for an all-out firefight.

This summer, the Valiant Universe reaches a critical turning point as the H.A.R.D. Corps incites a “MASSACRE” that will reverberate for years to come…and each of the Harbinger Renegades stand on guard to honor the fall of a comrade in arms. Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson begin THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 with a bang, only in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 – coming in July!

About Hyper RPG:

Hyper RPG (Hyper Rabbit Power Go!) is a gathering place for friends on and offline, centered around video and tabletop gaming, comic books, movies, and more. Hyper RPG pushes the boundaries of collaborative storytelling and shared gaming experiences across the web and around the world. Striving for inclusive content and representation, Hyper RPG is a community driven network. Created by Jordan Weisman (creator of Shadowrun, Battletech RPGs) and Zac Eubank (former showrunner of Geek & Sundry’s Twitch), Hyper RPG operates studios both in Seattle and Los Angeles with 60+ hours of innovative, entertaining shows a week.

About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

 

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Retailer Advisory: Valiant Restocks X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 First Printings, Orders Second Printing for April 26th!

XO2017_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINT_LAROSAValiant Rushes 2017’s Biggest Independent Comics Debut Back to Diamond to Fill Backorders with No Delay

To meet a level of unprecedented demand from retailers nationwide, Valiant is proud to announce that it will be replenishing copies of X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – currently on backorder at Diamond – with first printings borrowed from the publisher’s own convention inventory while supplies last. In addition, to meet the red-hot demand for the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Tomas Giorello, Valiant is immediately returning to press for the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT, which will arrive in stores on April 26th alongside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2.

“We knew that X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 would be our biggest new series launch of 2017, but even with an exceptionally large overprint of the first issue, we exhausted a month’s worth of supply in just 48 hours,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “To make sure that our retail partners do not have to wait the weeks that it would normally take to have the issue reprinted, shipped to Diamond and then on to them, we are taking the unprecedented step of tapping Valiant’s own supply for the upcoming summer convention season and will be filling backorders with them effective immediately.

“Valiant is dedicating all of its available resources to X-O Manowar’s success, and we want fans and retailers to know that we’ve redoubled our efforts to get the first issue back onto shelves as quickly as possible.”

In comics shops everywhere now, a stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon begins now with part one of “SOLDIER” – a punishing, three-issue introduction that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

Now is the time to find out why Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello’s savage ongoing series debut is inspiring rave reviews from fans, critics, and retailers with an awe-inspiring vision of superhero-driven science fiction:

“✮✮✮✮✮… One stunning page after another… Valiant has found a new epic in the making.” – Comic Crusaders

“Brutal, bloody and brilliant… Kindt is at the top of his game here, and Giorello’s art is absolutely gorgeous…” – Bleeding Cool

“✮✮✮✮✮… Easily accessible for anyone curious on trying out Valiant’s flagship book… Kindt and Giorello have created one of the best debut issues in possibly the last decade.” – Pastrami Nation

“A stunning introduction… Gorgeous…” – The A.V. Club

“✮✮✮✮✮… A real powerful comic…[with] an epic, cinematic approach to storytelling…” – Critical Blast

“Epic sci-fi adventure… This book is a showcase for everything Valiant does better than any other publisher…” – Nerdist

“✮✮✮✮✮… Stunning and beautiful… [A] perfect place to start…” – Outright Geekery

“Valiant has never offered an easier or more attractive jumping-on point… The elegant script and gorgeous visuals combine to form a very inviting and accessible new series.” – IGN

“✮✮✮✮✮… Refreshing and amazing… This book is gorgeous from beginning to end.” – Comic Bastards

“Brutal… A great first issue, especially for a reader new to the Valiant world…” – Geek.com

“✮✮✮✮✮… Compelling and mysterious… [X-O MANOWAR] is going to be a tough act to follow…” – Comicsverse

“Grimly beautiful… A perfectly bone-crunching place to start.” – Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮✮… One of Valiant’s breakaway hits of the year.” – All-Comic

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

But that was a lifetime ago.

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

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

This spring, Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello forge a new comic book legend for the 21st century as Earth’s most relentless warrior brings conquest to the stars, only in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn), Kenneth Rocafort (Inhumans vs. X-Men), Mico Suayan (Thor), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), and Monika Palosz (Divinity III: Stalinverse)!

Presented in the brand-new VALIANT PREMIUM format – complete with a deluxe matte finish card stock cover, heavyweight interior pages, and minimal advertisements for an uninterrupted storytelling experience – this deluxe form of comic book packaging was created specifically to supplement each issue of X-O MANOWAR in 2017 and beyond. Don’t miss Aric of Dacia’s one-man domination of a battle-scarred alien world – one that will force him onto the front lines of an eons-old extraterrestrial battlefield, and will send him into the deepest reaches of space – in the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 SECOND PRINTING…roaring back into comics shops everywhere alongside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 on April 26th!

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN172113)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (JAN172114)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JAN172116)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES (JAN172117)
Brushed Metal Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ (JAN172117)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | ON SALE NOW!

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB178392)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | ON Sale APRIL 26th (FOC – 4/3/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB172049)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (FEB172050)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (FEB172052)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by KAARE ANDREWS (FEB172053)
Blank Cover also available (FEB172051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale APRIL 26th (FOC – 4/3/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR172157)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (MAR172158)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAR172159)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by DAVID MACK (MAR172160)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MAY 24th (FOC – 5/1/17)

 

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First Look: Blood Sacrifice Meets Bloodsport in BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 – On Sale April 26th!

BRITANNIA2_001_COVER-A_NORDPeter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp Conquer the Roman Coliseum with A Brand-New, Prestige-Format Mystery for the World’s First Detective

As revealed at Nerdist, Valiant is proud to present the first lettered look inside BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of a haunting and hallucinatory new investigation for the ancient world’s first detective, beginning on April 26th! This spring, the master creators behind BRITANNIA’s ten-time sold-out debut – comics legend Peter Milligan (Shade, The Changing Man) and upstart artist Juan Jose Ryp (Britannia) – reunite for a startling new case bringing the god Apollo from the heights of Mount Olympus to the sordid back alleys of Rome as Nero’s most trusted “detectioner,” Antonius Axia, investigates a series of bizarre, supernatural happenings connecting the blood sacrifice of the pagan temple to the bloodsport of the gladiatorial arena!

Fifty thousand Romans stand on their feet, watching from the rafters of the Coliseum with captured breath as Achillia, a gladiator unlike any that Rome has seen before, faces incredible odds – one lone warrior against five of Rome’s greatest. Such is the tradition, when a female gladiator enters the fray. When the carnage is complete, the coliseum roars its approval as Achillia stands victorious. Now, only one match away from winning her freedom, she has begun to gain renown. The women of Rome, suppressed by their husbands and fathers, have noticed. The men of Rome, husbands and fathers to a growing horde of women entertaining ideas of independence, have noticed as well.

On the other side of Rome, a strange mystery swirls through the Palatine Hill. In the dead of night, down winding alleys, Rome’s elite swear that they see visions of a blood-soaked Apollo walking the city…visions that are driving them mad. Even more are becoming sick with weird fever god-dreams. Panic ensues in the city. The Chief Vestal, Rubria, is arrested by Emperor Nero and threatened with crucifixion unless the deadly curse that’s fallen on Rome is lifted. She asks Antonius Axia, hero of Britannia and Rome’s only detective, for help. She offers only one clue…the gladiator Achillia.

Rome’s newest gladiator has cut her way to the top…but can even she escape the wrath of a mad god set loose upon the world of men? Antonius Axia is the only one who knows for sure, and the answers await in BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4) – an all-new, self-contained entry point into the fearless new series that’s pushing the boundaries of the Valiant Universe farther than ever before! Featuring covers by Eisner Award winner Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan), Eisner Award nominee David Mack (Daredevil), rising star Adam Gorham (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe), and Eisner Award winner Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), jump on board here on April 26th with a breathtaking introduction to Milligan & Ryp’s ten-time sold-out vision of myth and mystery, only in BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4)!

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

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BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD (FEB172054)
Cover B by DAVID MACK (FEB172055)
Character Design Variant by DAVID MACK (FEB172057)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (FEB172058)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (FEB172059)
Blank Cover Also Available (FEB172056)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #2 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by DAVID MACK (MAR172177)
Cover B by JUAN JOSE RYP (MAR172178)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR172179)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (MAR172180)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (MAR172181)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale MAY 17 (FOC – 4/24/17)

 

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