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Valiant Announces New PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLES for SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 and X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 – Beginning in June!

SW_001_PREORDER_COVER_HENRYReserve Your Copies by April 27th and Receive Exclusive, 40-Page Expanded Editions of the Summer’s Biggest Series

Valiant is proud to announce that the publisher’s best-selling pre-order edition bundles will return this June with two new offerings: the SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE and the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE! Expanding each of Valiant’s seismic releases to a colossal 40 pages packed with exclusive material for the standard $3.99 cover price, orders for each upcoming PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE must be placed with your local comics retailer by the June 2017 initial order date of April 27th, 2017 before they’re gone forever!

“The success of Valiant’s first pre-order bundle for the launch of X-O Manowar in March took everyone by surprise. On every level, from longtime fans to new readers to retailers, it exceeded our internal expectations by several multiples,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Based on that reaction, we’re upping the ante and expanding the program to include two of our biggest series of the summer and creating special features, including a ‘deleted scene’ that otherwise would have never been made available to the general public. This really is a special format and, as a show of thanks to those readers who get their pre-orders in early with their local comic shops, we’re redoubling our efforts to pack each and every Valiant pre-order edition to the gills with exclusive content too expansive for a standard comic.”

First: Reserve each issue of Livewire’s stunning, much-anticipated solo debut with the SECRET WEAPONS #1–4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – spanning the complete, VALIANT PRESTIGE-format limited series from Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (screenwriter of the international hit motion picture ARRIVAL, as well as the upcoming BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER feature films from Sony Pictures) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Raul Allen (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior)! Released monthly from June through September, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues! Available only as a pre-order set, the SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE can only be ordered as a set and must be ordered with your local comic shop by the initial order date of April 27th, 2017!

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 Rexo 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…

Then: In the wake of X-O Manowar’s epic debut, don’t miss the next staggering act of the year’s most-talked about new series with the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE! Available only as a pre-order set, the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – including six, massively expanded editions of X-O MANOWAR’s “GENERAL” and “EMPEROR” story arcs by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Dept. H) and superstar artists Doug Braithwaite (Bloodshot U.S.A., Justice) and Clayton Crain (Rai, X-Force) – can only be ordered as a set and must be ordered with your local comic shop by the initial order date of April 27th, 2017! Released monthly from June through November, each installment of this six-issue pre-order bundle comes packed with all-new extras and bonus content, including creator commentary and behind-the-scenes process materials…including AN UNFINISHED DELETED SCENE that won’t be found anywhere else!

In the fires of victory, a soldier becomes…a general. With the hostile Cadmium army crushed beneath his force’s boots, Aric of Dacia now commands an entire fleet into the final battle for the soul of an empire. But as a new dawn rises across this unrelenting alien world, what vicious new menace will come forth to greet it?

The only way to obtain each of these Valiant PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLES is to pre-order both sets with your local comic shop by the June initial order date of April 27th, 2017! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!

Head to your local comic shop and place your orders early to get an exclusive and expanded reading experience like no other! Loaded with new content that fans won’t find anywhere else, now is the time to jump onboard the most talked-about series of the summer, only in the SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE and the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – only available until April 27th, 2017!

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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
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Signed Virgin Art Variant by RAÚL ALLÉN (Individually Signed by ERIC HEISSERER)
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JUNE 28th (FOC – 6/5/17)

SECRET WEAPONS PRE-ORDER EDITION #1-4 BUNDLE
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Covers by CLAYTON HENRY
SECRET WEAPONS #1 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale JUNE 28th
SECRET WEAPONS #2 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale JULY 19th
SECRET WEAPONS #3 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale AUGUST 16th
SECRET WEAPONS #4 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale SEPTEMBER 20th
$15.96 US [four issues] | 40 pgs. each | PRESTIGE FORMAT | T+

X-O MANOWAR #4 (ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING ON POINT! “GENERAL” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Interlocking Variant Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by BOB LAYTON
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale JUNE 28th

X-O MANOWAR PRE-ORDER EDITION #4-9 BUNDLE
Written by MATT KINDT
Art DOUG BRAITHWAITE (#4–6) and CLAYTON CRAIN (#7–9)
Covers by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (#4–6) and CLAYTON CRAIN (#7–9)
X-O MANOWAR #4 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale JUNE 28th
X-O MANOWAR #5 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale JULY 26th
X-O MANOWAR #6 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale AUGUST 23rd
X-O MANOWAR #7 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale SEPTEMBER 27th
X-O MANOWAR #8 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale OCTOBER 25th
X-O MANOWAR #9 PRE-ORDER EDITION | On Sale NOVEMBER 22nd
$23.94 US [six issues] | 40 pgs. each | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+

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Valiant Previews: X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 | BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 – On Sale March 22nd!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN172113)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (JAN172114)
Pre-Order Edition Cover by TOMAS GIORELLO (JAN172115)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JAN172116)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES (JAN172117)
Brushed Metal Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ (JAN172118)

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!

A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon starts here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists spanning the series’ first year – 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) – present the biggest Valiant debut of all time…and unleash the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MARCH 22nd (FOC 2/27/17)

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BSRB_000_COVER-A_DOEBLOODSHOT REBORN #0
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by JUAN DOE (JAN172119)
Cover B by KANO (JAN172120)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (JAN172121)
Cover D by LESLEY-ANNE GREEN (JAN172122)
Variant Cover by PETER BAGGE (JAN172123)
Top-Secret Spoiler Variant by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (JAN172124)

Perhaps the most important issue in Jeff Lemire’s continuing Bloodshot epic. Don’t miss this very special story…as we unveil a shocking new revelation in the Bloodshot saga. The next chapter of Bloodshot starts here!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | FINAL ISSUE | On Sale MARCH 22 (FOC – 2/27/17)

 

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First Look: Kindt & Giorello Sow Cosmic Conflict in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – On Sale April 26th!

XO2017_002_COVER-A_LAROSAThe biggest new series of 2017 is almost upon us…and, this spring, Valiant’s intergalactic crusade pushes harder and farther as X-O Manowar engages a hostile alien world driven by strife and savagery!

As revealed at The A.V. Club, Valiant is proud to present your first look inside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – the next planet-shaking chapter of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES launching Earth’s most formidable hero onto the frontline of an alien civil war that will leave no soldier unscathed! On April 26th, “SOLDIER” continues here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Mind MGMT) and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn, Batman & Robin) push the unstoppable X-O Manowar into the fiercest warzone he’s faced yet… Deep in the trenches, and locked in combat against an extraterrestrial war machine bent on extermination, must Aric of Dacia – wielder of the universe’s most powerful weapon – abandon his quest for a more peaceful life…and surrender to the warrior within?

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 weapon known as the X-O Manowar armor.

On April 26th, Valiant’s superhero-driven sci-fi epic leads an all-out assault against an empire as Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello deliver the next heart-stopping chapter to the year’s most essential new series, only in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn), Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) and Kaare Andrews (Astonishing X-Men)!

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

Now is the time to find out why Matt Kindt & Tomas Giorello’s searing vision is recruiting an all-new legion of fans and critics to X-O MANOWAR’s call before the first issue has even hit stands:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

On March 22nd, 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!

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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 MARCH 22nd (FOC 2/27/17)

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 26 (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 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)

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First Look: RAPTURE #1 – Ninjak and Shadowman Charge into a Relentless, Fantasy-Driven Event in May!

RAPTURE_001_COVER-A_SUAYANEpic Creators Matt Kindt & CAFU Enter the Deadside for a Myth-Laden Quest Returning Shadowman to the Forefront of the Valiant Universe

As revealed at Newsarama, Valiant is proud to present your first look inside RAPTURE #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s spectacular standalone summer event from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar, Dept. H) and explosive artist CAFU (Rai)! On May 24th, Ninjak unites with the fallen hero known as Shadowman for a harrowing journey into the Deadside…where the very fate of the Valiant Universe lies at the mercy of an ancient evil with an unspeakable connection to the origin of the Shadowman loa itself…

“RAPTURE marks a major turning point in the lives of Ninjak and Shadowman thus far,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “One is driven by his intellect and cold, calculating rationality; the other is literally a host to a magical entity from another realm. They couldn’t be more dissimilar, but at their heart, they share a common bond – one that Matt Kindt and CAFU are going to blow wide open as the truth about Shadowman’s origins and the genesis of Valiant’s greatest powers stands revealed. In scope and intensity, this is ‘Lord of the Rings’ for the Valiant Universe, and RAPTURE will have major ramifications for everyone in its wake.”

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.

On May 24th, Shadowman’s startling return to action begins here as the forces of heaven and hell meet for a spellbinding showdown spanning the Deadside and the many worlds beyond! Matt Kindt and CAFU summon the power behind Valiant’s first fantasy-centric, standalone event with a battle for the ages, only in RAPTURE #1 – featuring covers by Harvey Award-nominated artist Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) Eisner Award-nominated artist J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), acclaimed artist Kano (Swamp Thing), and rising star CAFU (Action Comics)!

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RAPTURE #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by J.G. JONES
Character Design Variant by KANO
Variant Cover by CAFU
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 24th (FOC – 5/1/17)

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First Look: SECRET WEAPONS #1 – Oscar Nominee Eric Heisserer & Visionary Artist Raul Allen Recruit Valiant’s Electrifying New Team in June!

SW_001_COVER-A_ALLENThis June, Valiant’s biggest series of the summer heats up as Livewire leads a team of extraordinary new heroes into the firefight of their lives!

As revealed at ComicBook.com, Valiant is proud to present your first look inside SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new Valiant Prestige-format limited series initiating a riveting new turning point for the most acclaimed publisher in comics today!

On June 28th, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer – writer of the internationally acclaimed, smash-hit motion picture ARRIVAL, as well as Valiant’s upcoming HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT feature films from Sony Pictures – leads the charge alongside Harvey Award-nominated artists Raul Allen (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) and Patricia Martin (Bloodshot Reborn) to launch the super-charged heroine called Livewire into her very first solo adventure as she recruits a new generation of superhumans with unique abilities unlike any we’ve seen before…

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 Rexo 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, the visionary writer behind ARRIVAL and the astonishing art team of WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR present a standalone introduction to the awe and action of the Valiant Universe with a new series that has already become one of 2017’s most anticipated comics events:

“[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

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

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

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

“We’re stoked on [SECRET WEAPONS] and can’t wait to see what Eric Heisserer, Raul Allen, and colorist Patricia Martin are cooking up… This is a match made in heaven.” – Nerdist

On June 28th, meet the Valiant Universe’s next vanguard force as Livewire takes command in SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – featuring an astonishing line of covers from Raul Allen (Ninjak), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil), and Bryan Hitch (Justice League of America)!

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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
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Signed Virgin Art Variant by RAÚL ALLÉN (Individually Signed by ERIC HEISSERER)
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JUNE 28th (FOC – 6/5/17)

 

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Valiant Previews: DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1 – On Sale March 15th!

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Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by ADAM GORHAM (JAN172130)
Cover B by KHARI EVANS (JAN172131)
Cover C by ANDRÉS GUINALDO (JAN172132)
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE (JAN172133)
Variant Cover by KANO (JAN172134)

Archer & Armstrong: Enemies of the State!

In the Soviet-controlled world of the Stalinverse, there is a place where liberty is sentenced to die…and it’s Gulag 396. A maximum-security prison where the only escape is through death, the gulag is the final stop for all enemies and detractors of the world’s oppressive authority. But when public enemy Obadiah Archer is admitted as the latest inmate, could his gospel of goodwill and optimism be the spark that ignites a new faith in the prison’s population…including the immortal undesirable known as Aram Addi-Padda?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale MARCH 15 (FOC 2/20/16)

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Roberts & Portela Chronicle RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 – Coming in June!

RAI-HISTORY_001_COVER-A_CRAINFrom Ancient Civilizations to 4001 A.D., Valiant’s Next Anniversary Special Chronicles Heroes & Villains Throughout the Ages

As revealed at Multiversity Comics, Valiant is proud to announce RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 – an astonishing standalone tale revealing the saga behind Valiant’s greatest heroes and villains from prehistory to the 41st century! 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) as they present a stunning overview of Valiant’s centuries-spanning universe. Inspired by the original, legendary RAI #0, this self-contained one-shot special is the ultimate introduction to the historic moments that will forever define the Valiant Universe…past, present, and future!

Rai, the spirit guardian of Earth, has uncovered an ancient tome filled with history’s greatest tales and civilization’s darkest moments. Charting the dawning days of ancient Mesopotamia all the way to the rise of New Japan, the history of the Valiant Universe is laid bare in shocking and revelatory detail. From X-O Manowar to Bloodshot to Faith to Divinity…history will reveal untold revelations for Valiant’s greatest heroes and antagonists!

On June 14th, all-star creators Rafer Roberts and Francis Portela salute 25 years of New Japan’s homegrown guardian and introduce a jam-packed jumping-on point for the largest independent superhero universe in comics with RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 – featuring covers by Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars), Robert Gill (Book of Death), and Jeffrey Veregge (Red Wolf)!

Plus: On April 12th, the anniversary celebration of Valiant’s most celebrated heroes begins with a swashbuckling adventure from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) and Eisner Award winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) in IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 – a special 48-page quest into Arthurian legend with Archer & Armstrong, the Eternal Warrior, and Ivar, Timewalker!

Then, 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 a special standalone tale torn from Gilad Anni-Padda’s long march through the ages.

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RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | COMING IN JUNE!


First Look: Fred Van Lente & Cary Nord Battle IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 – Coming in April!


IMMORTAL_001_COVER-A_NORDArcher & Armstrong, the Eternal Warrior & Ivar, Timewalker Relive Arthurian Legend in a Celebratory Anniversary Special

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 – a swashbuckling one-shot adventure colliding Archer & Armstrong, the Eternal Warrior, and Ivar, Timewalker with King Arthur’s Court for 48 pages of non-stop adventure! On April 12th, celebrate 25 years of Valiant’s famed immortal trio with New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) as they journey backwards in time to the fabled realm of Camelot…as the immortal Anni-Padda brothers come together to wage war against the fearless and formidable Green Knight! Presented in loving tribute to Barry Windsor Smith’s classic Archer & Armstrong/Eternal Warrior #8, a quest centuries in the making takes flight in an oversized tale of bravery and brotherhood honoring the silver anniversary of Valiant’s eternal heroes!

It’s winter at King Arthur’s court in Camelot! The monstrous Green Knight has appeared before the Round Table with no armor, a gigantic axe, and a challenge. He has come to insist that the weaker knights participate in a friendly “winter’s game” where anyone can strike him once with his axe, but on one condition: That the Green Knight can return the exact blow in one year’s time. King Arthur has agreed to face the mysterious knight himself, but the Round Table’s youthful and most gallant champion, Sir Gilad, takes up the challenge to protect his king. Much to the court’s surprise, the Green Knight doesn’t flinch as his head is struck clean off…only to pick it up himself and warn Gilad that he is fated to receive the same blow before the year is out. Now, Gilad – the Eternal Warrior – must solve the mystery of who the Green Knight is before his hour at the axe comes to pass! But first, he’ll need to find some help…in the form of his own immortal brothers – Armstrong and Ivar – who shall be united once more!

“I like the idea of checking in with [the immortal brothers] at various points in their history. They still can’t stand each other, no matter what situation they find themselves in,” writer Fred Van Lente told ComicsAlliance. “One’s smart, one’s cunning, and one’s strong, and they all have very different ways of attacking problems, so they’re constantly arguing about which one is better. But they do love each other. It’s like family, you love them as long as they’re on the other side of town.”

On April 12th, Valiant’s most gallant immortals raise sword and shield for a legendary tale like none other! Valor, villainy, and victory are the order of the day as the IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 rises to the challenge – with covers by all-star artists Cary Nord (Conan), Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn), Marc Laming (Ninjak), and newcomer J.M. Dragunas!

Plus: Be back on May 10th as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.) and acclaimed artist Renato Guedes (Bloodshot Reborn, Wolverine) reveal a seminal chapter of the Valiant Universe’s earliest days in ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1 – the second of four special issues honoring the most beloved Valiant tales ever! Revealing a bloodstained episode of Gilad Anni-Padda’s journey through the ages…and celebrating the original ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 by comic legends Jim Shooter and John Dixon! Then, look for two more celebratory one-shots honoring Valiant’s most memorable tales as the summer continues.

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IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CARY NORD with CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CARY NORD (FEB172060)
Cover B (Wraparound) by MICO SUAYAN (FEB172061)
Variant Cover by MARC LAMING (FEB172062)
Variant Cover by J.M. DRAGUNAS (FEB172063)
$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale APRIL 12 (FOC – 3/20/17)

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Valiant Previews: FAITH #9 – On Sale March 1st!

FAITH_009_COVER-A_KANOFAITH #9
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by KATE NIEMCZYK and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KANO (JAN172140)
Cover B by SANYA ANWAR (JAN172141)
Cover C by KYLE SMART (JAN172142)
Variant Cover by JENN ST-ONGE (JAN172143)
Variant Cover by FRANCO (JAN172144)

Friends in need!

Sometimes saving the world entails a little help from your friends. When a suspicious new intern comes to Zipline, asking questions about celeb columnist Faith Herbert, it’s up to her coworkers to help safeguard her secret identity as Summer Smith. Faith’s greatest power has always been inspiring others – see just how much she’s changed the lives of her new friends in this special one-shot story!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 1st (FOC – 2/6/17)

 

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Valiant Presents ICONS – Beginning in 2017

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ICONS

A NEW DAWN FOR VALIANT’S GREATEST HEROES

X-O MANOWAR

FAITH

BLOODSHOT

SHADOWMAN

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BEGINNING IN 2017

Teaser Artwork by Felipe Massafera

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