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Valiant Previews: X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3 | RAPTURE #1 (of 4) – On Sale May 24th!

XO2017_003_COVER-A_LAROSAX-O MANOWAR (2017) #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO with DAVID MACK
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)

Their world became his war!

Across every frontline, and through every trench, Aric of Dacia continues his hostile journey through a brutal alien planet the only way he knows how: with war. But the man once known as X-O Manowar is not alone. With a dedicated band of soldiers sworn to his side, Aric will prove his worth on the battlefield… and find himself in a position that no one saw coming!

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and Valiant exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello bring the punishing first act to Valiant’s biggest series of the year to its final stand-off… and will leave readers everywhere reeling with a last page surprise!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale MAY 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)

 

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RAPTURE_001_COVER-A_SUAYANRAPTURE #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)
Blank Cover Also Available (MAR172163)

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.

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.

This summer, New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR) and artistic sensation CAFU (RAI) lead a Tolkien-esque journey into the space between life and death…through the Deadside…and into the many worlds that lie beyond right here with a spellbinding and horrific standalone event!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)

 

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Valiant Leads WAR MOTHER #1 to 4001 A.D. with Fred Van Lente & Stephen Segovia in August

WM_001_COVER-A_MACKClassified No More! The Breakout Heroine of the 41st Century Returns in Her First Futuristic Series

As revealed today at SyFy Wire, Valiant is proud to unveil WAR MOTHER #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of A RIVETING NEW SERIES launching the breakout hero of 4001 A.D. into a high-powered tale of tomorrow! First teased at #ValiantSummit2017 as a classified project, Valiant can now reveal that the war-torn protector of 41st century Earth will charge into her first, much-demanded limited series on August 23rd as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK, Action Comics) bring War Mother to bear with an all-new, self-contained entry point for the newest hero manning the frontline of the Valiant Universe’s far future!

Two millennia from today, Earth is not the hospitable home we once we knew. Ravaged by an endless onslaught of war, disaster, and time, the world is littered with desolate badlands, fortified kingdoms, and secretive enclaves where humanity still clings to life… Enclaves like The Grove – Earth’s last known repository of scientific knowledge and bioengineered prosperity. Now, under the leadership of the lone protector called War Mother and her sentient sniper rifle, the denizens of The Grove face a critical choice: remain where they are and die, or find a new land and flourish. Can War Mother lead her people out of isolation and reignite the fires of a dying planet? And even if she can locate the distant citadel she seeks, can she fight back the horrors and perverse monstrosities that lurk just beyond her doorstep?

“She’s the classic immovable object or unstoppable force,” series writer Fred Van Lente told SyFy Wire. “I think the people around her and Flaco – her talking, sentient sniper rifle – are probably more hesitant or filled with self-doubt than [War Mother] ever has been… So Ana finds herself in a weird position – she’s the only person from the Grove that’s ever left it, but now she’s also the leader.”

After first appearing with a highly speculated-upon cameo in the pages of BOOK OF DEATH #1 in 2015, War Mother rushed to the fore of the Valiant Universe with a history-making debut in the 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 special – an integral chapter, helmed by Van Lente and blockbuster artist Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), at the heart of last summer’s best-selling crossover event. An instant fan favorite, the character’s landmark first appearance earned two sold-out printings and widespread critical accolades. Now, in lockstep with Valiant’s other major 2017 launches – including X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1, FAITH & THE FUTURE FORCE #1, BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1, NINJA-K #1, and QUANTUM AND WOODY! #1 – War Mother prepares to march onward into her first limited-series adventure…and, in doing so, join the battle-scarred pantheon of the 41st century’s greatest champions alongside Rai and his fellow veterans of the fall of New Japan.

“The year 4001 is a critically important component of the Valiant Universe – a turning point where the full effect of events of the present day finally come into focus in the future,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “As readers who picked up this year’s Free Comic Book Day issue can attest, it’s a setting that we’ll be revisiting multiple times over the coming year – and not just in this series. War Mother is a character that resonated instantly upon her first appearance and, as we noted at the time, she is a major new player that can stand alongside Valiant’s most powerful and enduring heroes. Perhaps more importantly, the path that Fred Van Lente and Stephen Segovia set her down here will have massive repercussions not just for War Mother, but for the entire direction of the year 4001 moving forward.”

Because you demanded it – the age of the War Mother begins now! In the footsteps of RAI and BOOK OF DEATH, raw power meets tribal warfare on August 23rd as Fred Van Lente and Stephen Segovia forge a modern myth of the near future through the fire-tempered frontier of 41st century Earth for Valiant’s next stunning science-fiction showdown! A comics milestone two millennia in the making starts right here as Valiant’s next powerhouse heroine steps out of 4001 A.D. and into her first full-length trial by fire, only in WAR MOTHER #1 (of 4) – featuring a high-caliber lineup of covers from astonishing artists David Mack (Daredevil), Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), Kano (Daredevil), Jen Bartel (Jem & The Holograms), and Monika Palosz (DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE)!

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WAR MOTHER #1 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by DAVID MACK
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover C by KANO
Variant Cover by JEN BARTEL
Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 23rd (FOC – 7/31/17)

 

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Activate Yourself with SECRET WEAPONS #1 #WorstPowerEver Name Tags– Coming Soon to Comics Shops Nationwide!

SW_WORSTPOWEREVER_LORAShowcase Your Special Abilities in Stores and Online in Advance of Summer’s Most Anticipated New Series from Oscar Nominee Eric Heisserer & Visionary Artist Raul Allen

With the first issue of the summer’s most anticipated new series just weeks away, Valiant is proud to reveal the SECRET WEAPONS #1 #WorstPowerEver name tags – a custom-made sheet of promotional stickers allowing fans everywhere to showcase their special abilities in celebration of the Valiant Universe’s most unlikely superteam! Simply visit a comic shop near you and pick up yours before SECRET WEAPONS #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the extraordinary new limited series from the masterclass creative team of Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and visionary artists Raul Allen (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Patricia Martin (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) – marches into stores on June 28th!

Nikki Finch can talk to birds… Owen Cho can conjure any object, but he can’t choose what or when… To most, these are remarkable, but mundane abilities. But to Valiant’s technopathic heroine Livewire, they are ripe with potential…waiting to be revealed. Now, she’s taking charge of these abandoned recruits from the Harbinger Foundation to find the hidden purpose behind their arcane and perplexing gifts. Do you have an under-appreciated ability that could earn you a place on Livewire’s one-of-a-kind team of new heroes? This summer, Valiant is letting fans tell the world – and jump in on the action themselves – at local comic shop across the country with SECRET WEAPONS #1 #WorstPowerEver name tags! Show what makes you a secret weapon and let your extraordinary abilities be known by following these simple steps:

1. Head to your participating retailer and claim your SECRET WEAPONS #1 #WorstPowerEver name tag.

2. Write down what your unique ability would be in clean and legible writing on your SECRET WEAPONS #1 #WorstPowerEver name tag.

3. Take a photo of yourself wearing your SECRET WEAPONS #1 #WorstPowerEver name tag and post it on the official Valiant Twitter account using the #WorstPowerEver hashtag.

Retailers interested in obtaining SECRET WEAPONS #1 #WorstPowerEver name tags can contact Valiant directly at retailers@valiantentertainment.com. Fans seeking name tags can have their local retailer contact Valiant for stock as well.

The secret is out on June 28th as master storytellers Eric Heisserer, Raul Allen, and Patricia Martin kick off THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s seismic 2018 crossover event – with all-new introduction to a team of heroes like no other in SECRET WEAPONS #1!

The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…

On June 28th, find out for yourself why critics far and wide are heralding Eric Heisserer and Raul Allen’s spectacular vision of power and purpose at the epicenter of the Valiant Universe as one of 2017’s essential new series from any major comics publisher:

“✮✮✮✮✮… [SECRET WEAPONS] succeeds on every major level…coming out of nowhere and dominating from the start with a creative team that you never knew was a dream collaboration.” – Comic Bastards

“[SECRET WEAPONS] could shake up comics… [Livewire] is the ideal character for [Heisserer] to focus on after his Academy Award-nominated ARRIVAL screenplay.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“✮✮✮✮½… Explosive [and] action-packed… [SECRET WEAPONS] is pretty impressive.” – Outright Geekery

“[SECRET WEAPONS] looks amazing.” – Entertainment Weekly

“✮✮✮✮½… Stunning… Truly an exciting start to this book…” – Two Guys One Review

“Some of [Heisserer’s] most ambitious work.” – MTV

“✮✮✮✮… Put this one on your pull list, you won’t be disappointed.” – Bleeding Cool

“[Heisserer] is set to make a splash in the comic book world.” – Blastr

Watch the Official SECRET WEAPONS #1 Trailer:

This summer, give voice to your unique abilities with the SECRET WEAPONS #1 #WorstPowerEver name tags – coming soon to a comic shop near you! Then, on June 28th, witness a comics masterpiece in the making as Eric Heisserer, Raul Allen, and Patricia Martin put Livewire in command of a new team of specially gifted recruits whose unpredictable powers will shake the Valiant Universe to its core in SECRET WEAPONS #1 – featuring covers from Raul Allen (NINJAK), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil), and Bryan Hitch (The Authority)!

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SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (APR172108)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (APR172109)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (APR172112)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (APR172113)
Valiant Validated Signature Series Edition by RAÚL ALLÉN (INDIVIDUALLY SIGNED BY ERIC HEISSERER) (FEB178016)
Blank Cover Also Available (APR172111)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JUNE 28th (FOC – 6/5/17)

SECRET WEAPONS #2 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (MAY171963)
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (MAY171964)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (MAY171965)
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH (MAY171966)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JULY 19th (FOC – 6/26/17)

 

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Valiant Previews: BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #2 | NINJAK #27 – On Sale May 17th!

BRITANNIA2_002_COVER-A_MACKBRITANNIA: 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)

God complex!

Achillia and Antonius remain hot on the trail of whatever – or whoever – is causing the civilization’s elite to fall into a deadly illness. As gods and monsters stalk the pair both inside and outside of the gladiatorial arena, Rome’s greatest detective and its rising gladiator must separate the hauntings from hoaxes in a blood-boiling search for the truth. But will Achillia and Antonius solve the mystery and prove Rubria’s innocence in time, or will Nero’s swift vengeance strike first?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale MAY 17 (FOC – 4/24/17)

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NINJAK_027_COVER-A_SEGOVIANINJAK #27
Written by KEVIN MAURER
Art by CAFU
Cover A by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (MAR172168)
Cover B by STEVE LIEBER (MAR172169)
Cover C by ALEX SANCHEZ (MAR172170)
Variant Cover by DAN PARENT (MAR172171)

Snakebite!

He’s fought the Shadow Seven, journeyed to the Deadside, and bested death itself, but MI-6’s top superspy has never tested his limits like this! When Ninjak is assigned to the Middle East for a seemingly simple extraction, this once-routine mission will quickly turns south when the laws of nature are turned upside down…and mutated soldiers bearing the animalistic abilities of nature’s deadly predators strike from the shadows! Now, Ninjak must hone his lethal skills and channel his inner warrior like never before…or end up at the bottom of the food chain!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 17 (FOC – 4/24/17)

 

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Valiant Debuts Animated Trailer for SECRET WEAPONS #1 – The Most Talked-About Series of the Summer!

Ambitious New Series from Oscar Nominee Eric Heisserer & Visionary Artist Raul Allen Joins THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 on June 28th

Valiant is proud to present the official animated trailer for SECRET WEAPONS #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of THE MUST-READ NEW SERIES from Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (screenwriter of the international smash-hit ARRIVAL and the upcoming BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER feature films from Sony Pictures) and visionary artist Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) with Patricia Martin (BLOODSHOT REBORN)! On June 28th, Valiant’s most important new series of the summer joins THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 – the publisher’s seismic 2018 crossover event – as Livewire steps to the fore to lead an extraordinary new team of Harbinger Foundation escapees…and reveals a hidden, high-stakes corner of the Valiant Universe never before explored…

“Eric and Raul are taking the craft of comics storytelling to a new level with SECRET WEAPONS #1 – together, they might just be one of the finest teams working together anywhere in the sequential art medium at the moment,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “The importance of the events they’re building with the series only continue to grow and are already reverberating outward… Together with HARBINGER RENEGADE, this series will be a major component in what contributes to the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 in 2018. From Livewire’s heightened profile to the emergence of a powerful new team of psiots, pay close attention to SECRET WEAPONS #1 as THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 ramps up in June, July, and beyond.”

The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…

This summer, find out for yourself why critics are heralding Eric Heisserer and Raul Allen’s spectacular vision of power and purpose at the epicenter of the Valiant Universe as one of 2017’s essential new series from any major comics publisher:

“✮✮✮✮✮… [SECRET WEAPONS] succeeds on every major level…coming out of nowhere and dominating from the start with a creative team that you never knew was a dream collaboration.” – Comic Bastards

“[SECRET WEAPONS] could shake up comics… [Livewire] is the ideal character for [Heisserer] to focus on after his Academy Award-nominated ARRIVAL screenplay.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“✮✮✮✮½… Explosive [and] action-packed… [SECRET WEAPONS] is pretty impressive.” – Outright Geekery

“[SECRET WEAPONS] looks amazing.” – Entertainment Weekly

“✮✮✮✮½… Stunning… Truly an exciting start to this book…” – Two Guys One Review

“Some of [Heisserer’s] most ambitious work.” – MTV

“✮✮✮✮… Put this one on your pull list, you won’t be disappointed.” – Bleeding Cool

“[Heisserer] is set to make a splash in the comic book world.” – Blastr

On June 28th, the secret is out as Eric Heisserer – the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of ARRIVAL – and Raul Allen and Patricia Martin – the Harvey Award-nominated art team behind WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR – send Livewire and Valiant’s newest team of upstarts charging into a tooth-and-nail fight for survival in SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) ­– featuring covers by Raul Allen (NINJAK), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil), and Bryan Hitch (The Authority)!

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

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SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (APR172108)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (APR172109)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (APR172112)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (APR172113)
Valiant Validated Signature Series Edition by RAÚL ALLÉN (INDIVIDUALLY SIGNED BY ERIC HEISSERER) (FEB178016)
Blank Cover Also Available (APR172111)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JUNE 28th (FOC – 6/5/17)

SECRET WEAPONS #2 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (MAY171963)
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (MAY171964)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (MAY171965)
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH (MAY171966)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JULY 19th (FOC – 6/26/17)

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Valiant Unveils NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Variant Covers – Cutting into Comic Shops All Summer Long!

EW-AWAKE_001_VARIANT-NINJAKVS_PHOTOGet Your First Look at the Upcoming VALIANT DIGITAL Webseries with Never-Before-Seen Photo Covers Revealing Stars Michael Rowe, Jason David Frank, John Morrison, and More in Action

As revealed at Gamespot, Valiant is proud to unveil the first look at the upcoming NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE series of variant covers – an all-new line of steel-shattering shelf covers spotlighting the battle-hardened heroes of the upcoming VALIANT DIGITAL webseries! Arriving on shelves in comic shops everywhere from May through August, get your first look at the hotly anticipated live-action debut of Valiant’s most iconic and renowned heroes – including Ninjak, Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Livewire, Armstrong, and more – as realized by the series’ star-studded cast.

Announced last year at New York Comic Con, NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE is a first-of-its-kind, live-action digital series. Premiering online in late 2017, the bone-shattering, six-episode series will pit MI-6’s master assassin, Ninjak, against a gauntlet of Valiant’s most formidable heroes for a bloodstained battle royale torn from the pages of the largest independent superhero universe in comics. The series will be the first project from VALIANT DIGITAL – a new division of Valiant Entertainment committed to producing original content in live-action, animation and emerging media created specifically for the digital arena.

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

Now, before the world’s deadliest intelligence operative collides with an awe-inspiring cast of heroes from across Valiant’s groundbreaking, award-winning superhero universe in 2017, take home a piece of the action with the NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE line of variant covers – hitting stores all summer long on the following Valiant Entertainment releases:

ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1
Written by Robert Venditti; Art by Renato Guedes
On Sale MAY 10th

RAPTURE #1 (of 4)
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by CAFU
On Sale MAY 24th

RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1
Written by Rafer Roberts; Art by Francis Portela
On Sale JUNE 14th

RAPTURE #2 (of 4)
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by CAFU
On Sale JUNE 21st

BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF #1
Written by Eliot Rahal; Art by Khari Evans
On Sale JULY 5th

RAPTURE #3 (of 4)
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by CAFU
On Sale JULY 19th

DIVINITY #0
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Renato Guedes
On Sale AUGUST 16th

RAPTURE #4 (of 4)
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by CAFU
On Sale AUGUST 30th

Each NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE variant cover will be available as a standard “order all” shelf cover and will be available for retailers to order in unlimited quantities at the standard suggested retail price.

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

In 2017, Ninjak begins a steel-shattering trial by fire through the heart of the Valiant Universe itself! Now, prepare for the high-powered firefight that is come as Ninjak, Bloodshot, the Eternal Warrior, Livewire and more of comics’ most indelible heroes usher in VALIANT DIGITAL’s upcoming, live-action showdown with the NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE line of variant covers – available in comics shops everywhere all summer long!

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ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAR172172)
Cover B by ROBERT GILL (MAR172173)
Variant Cover by MARC LAMING (MAR172175)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (MAR172176)
NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Variant Also Available (MAR172174)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale MAY 10th

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 24th

 

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CENSORED First Look: “MASSACRE” Drafts Death for a Major Valiant Icon in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 – On Sale July 12th!

HR_005_script_001From Creators Rafer Roberts & Darick Robertson, THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 Begins with the Summer’s Most Staggering Single Issue

Valiant is proud to present a CENSORED sneak preview of the highly classified, tightly guarded script of HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 – the FIRST ISSUE of “MASSACRE“, A SHOCKING NEW JUMPING-ON POINT that will claim the life of a major comics icon and begin THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2! On July 12th, the march toward Valiant’s seismic 2018 crossover event starts here as multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) send in the H.A.R.D. Corps for a surgical strike on a major American metropolis…and wind up drawing one of Valiant’s most beloved heroes into the fatal crossfire for a sacrifice that will send shockwaves through the entire Valiant Universe!

“The events of this issue are so secret, we can’t even show you the pages yet,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Outside of the creators and myself, only a handful of Valiant staffers even know the true identity of the character that is on the line in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5… The reality is that what happens here will be one of the most shocking incidents Valiant has ever committed to print. The ramifications of ‘MASSACRE’ will continue to be felt for a long, long time… After all, it’s no mistake that the epic dynamics contributing toward HARBINGER WARS 2, our most ambitious crossover event to date, begin with a bang right here in this very issue.”

Retailers and fans, please be advised: Due to the shocking on-panel death in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5, Valiant will also be taking the unprecedented step of wrapping each issue in a specially manufactured advisory overlay – complete with a clearly marked warning label – that will ship on all copies of the issue at no extra-added cost.

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.

The Harbinger Renegades. Livewire. Alexander Solomon. Generation Zero. Toyo Harada. Secret Weapons. Imperium. None of them are safe…and, when the smoke clears, a pivotal Valiant hero will become the first sacrifice of the massive Harbinger War that is to come.

On July 12th, 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 – featuring covers by Darick Robertson (Happy!), Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man), Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), Marc Laming (Invaders), and Monika Palosz (Divinity III: Stalinverse)!

Plus: The seeds of HARBINGER WARS 2 continue to be sown on June 28th as Livewire steps to the fore to lead an extraordinary new team in SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s hotly anticipated new limited series! This summer, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer – writer of the internationally acclaimed, smash-hit motion picture ARRIVAL, as well as Valiant’s upcoming BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER feature films from Sony Pictures – joins forces with Harvey Award-nominated artists Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Patricia Martin (BLOODSHOT REBORN) to bring Livewire and her squad of superhuman outcasts out of hiding…and onto the frontline of the Valiant Universe’s coming battle against the cybernetic hunter called Rex-O!

Featuring covers from Raul Allen (NINJAK), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), and Bryan Hitch (The Authority), master storytellers Eric Heisserer and Raul Allen begin the summer’s most talked-about adventure on June 28th, only in SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – presented in the deluxe VALIANT PRESTIGE format!

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HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 (“MASSACRE” – PART 1)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON* (MAY171957)
Cover B by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (MAY171958)
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY171959)
Wraparound Variant Cover by MARC LAMING (MAY171960)
B&W Sketch Variant by DARICK ROBERTSON (MAY171961)
Gold Foil Linewide Variant by MONIKA PALOSZ (MAY171962)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 12th (FOC – 6/19/17)

*All covers for HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 will ship with a special advisory overlay.

SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (APR172108)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (APR172109)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (APR172112)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (APR172113)
Valiant Validated Signature Series Edition by RAÚL ALLÉN (Individually Signed by ERIC HEISSERER) (FEB178016)
Blank Cover Also Available (APR172111)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JUNE 28th (FOC – 6/5/17)

 

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Valiant Previews: VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL – In Stores May 6th! | ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1 – On Sale May 10th!

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VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL
Written by MATT KINDT, JEFF LEMIRE, and ERIC HEISSERER
Art by CAFU, JUAN JOSE RYP, and RAUL ALLEN
Cover by TOMAS GIORELLO (JAN170011)

X-O Manowar and Bloodshot enter the spotlight for Valiant’s Biggest Free Comic Book Day ever!

First: Valiant’s most explosive Free Comic Book Day yet begins as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, NINJAK, Mind MGMT) and rising star CAFU (RAI) present a brand-new prelude introducing the world of X-O MANOWAR #1 – the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from Kindt and a rotating cast of blockbuster interior artists including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER, BLOODSHOT REBORN), Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, BLOODSHOT U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (RAI, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN)!

Then: New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA) present a shocking look ahead at what awaits in BLOODSHOT SALVATION – a top-secret new ongoing series debuting in 2017 — with THE FIRST APPEARANCE of a MAJOR NEW CHARACTER that will have major ramifications for the violent world and troubled life of Ray Garrison…

Plus: SECRET WEAPONS… NINJAK… PSI-LORDS… And surprise revelations for HARBINGER WARS 2!

FREE! | 32 pgs. | T+ | Available MAY 6th

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EW-AWAKE_001_COVER-A_CRAINETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAR172172)
Cover B by ROBERT GILL (MAR172173)
Variant Cover by MARC LAMING (MAR172175)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (MAR172176)
NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Variant Also Available (MAR172174)

It is a time before civilization…

On the brink of carving out victory in the most violent battle of his life, Gilad Anni-Padda suffers a devastating injury. He awakens weeks later in a strange land, nursed back to health but with no memory of his past. A tribe has shown him compassion in an age of cruelty, and he will return their gift in kind. Now the real violence will begin…

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.) and acclaimed artist Renato Guedes (BLOODSHOT REBORN) lead a celebration of the Eternal Warrior’s 25th anniversary here with the second of four standalone specials honoring the most famous Valiant tales ever told!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale MAY 10th

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First Look: SECRET WEAPONS #2 – Livewire Turbocharges the Valiant Universe in July!

SW_002_COVER-A_ALLENValiant is proud to present your first look inside SECRET WEAPONS #2 ­(of 4) – the second sensational chapter of the MUST-READ NEW SERIES from Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (screenwriter of the international smash-hit ARRIVAL and the upcoming BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER feature films from Sony Pictures) and visionary artist Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) with Patricia Martin (BLOODSHOT REBORN)! On July 19th, Valiant’s most important series of the summer enters an extraordinary new echelon as Livewire takes command of her new band of recruits to unlock their hidden potential…before the bioengineered killer hunting them all can claim their power as his own!

The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…

This summer, find out for yourself why critics are heralding Eric Heisserer and Raul Allen’s spectacular vision of power and purpose at the epicenter of Valiant Universe as one of 2017’s essential new series from any major comics publisher:

“✮✮✮✮✮… [SECRET WEAPONS] succeeds on every major level…coming out of nowhere and dominating from the start with a creative team that you never knew was a dream collaboration.” – Comic Bastards

“[SECRET WEAPONS] could shake up comics… [Livewire] is the ideal character for [Heisserer] to focus on after his Academy Award-nominated ARRIVAL screenplay.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“✮✮✮✮½… Explosive [and] action-packed… [SECRET WEAPONS] is pretty impressive.” – Outright Geekery

“[SECRET WEAPONS] looks amazing.” – Entertainment Weekly

“✮✮✮✮½… Stunning… Truly an exciting start to this book…” – Two Guys One Review

“Some of [Heisserer’s] most ambitious work.” – MTV

“✮✮✮✮… Put this one on your pull list, you won’t be disappointed.” – Bleeding Cool

“[Heisserer] is set to make a splash in the comic book world.” – Blastr

The adventure continues on July 19th as Eric Heisserer – the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of ARRIVAL – and Raul Allen and Patricia Martinthe Harvey Award-nominated art team behind WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR – send Livewire and Valiant’s newest team of upstarts charging into a tooth-and-nail fight for survival, only in SECRET WEAPONS #2 ­– featuring covers by Raul Allen (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Marguerite Sauvage (FAITH), Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), and Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night)!

But first: The secret is out on June 28th when Heisserer, Allen, and Martin unleash SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new VALIANT PRESTIGE-format series following in the footsteps of HARBINGER and FAITH to forge a new vision of 21st century superheroes as Livewire steps into the fore with an all-new team of heroes in the waiting!

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SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (APR172108)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (APR172109)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (APR172112)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (APR172113)
Valiant Validated Signature Series Edition by RAÚL ALLÉN (Individually Signed by ERIC HEISSERER) (FEB178016)
Blank Cover Also Available (APR172111)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JUNE 28th (FOC – 6/5/17)

SECRET WEAPONS #2 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (MAY171963)
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (MAY171964)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (MAY171965)
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH (MAY171966)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JULY 19th (FOC – 6/26/17)

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Valiant Previews: FAITH #11 (“THE FAITHLESS” – PART 2) – On Sale May 3rd!

FAITH_011_COVER-A_KANOFAITH #11 (“THE FAITHLESS” – PART 2)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by JOE EISMA with MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KANO (MAR172182)
Cover B by MIKE NORTON (MAR172183)
Cover C by CRYSSY CHEUNG (MAR172184)
Variant Cover by SARAH WINIFRED SEARLE (MAR172185)

Faith no more!

One by one, Faith has outsmarted and defeated every member of her brand-new rogues gallery. But when all four of Los Angeles’ most sinister minds attack their sworn enemy at once, their combined power may prove to be too powerful to handle! But will evil finally triumph over the high-flying psiot…or collapse under its own collective weight? The most pivotal moment in Faith’s solo career starts here with a rumble that won’t just seal the fate of Los Angeles, but the entire nation!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 3 (FOC – 4/10/17)

 

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