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)!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

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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Prepare Yourself for #ValiantSummit 2017 – A Major Comics Media Event Streaming Live on Twitch TV on April 17th!

VALIANT-SUMMIT-FLYER_MASSAFERAValiant’s Third Annual Summit to Feature News and Announcements from Special Guests Christos Gage, Eric Heisserer, Jody Houser, Matt Kindt & More!

Valiant is proud to announce #ValiantSummit 2017 – the award-winning publisher’s third annual media event, broadcasting live from Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG Studio in Los Angeles! On Monday, April 17th at 2 pm ET/11 am PT, join Valiant and an all-star line-up of special guests – including Harvey Award nominee Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil), Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (Secret Weapons), acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Faith), and New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar) – as they unveil a blockbuster line-up of news and announcements for the coming year and beyond!

With Valiant’s biggest debut of all time – the sold-out X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1, on shelves now – sending shockwaves through the comics industry, 2017 is already the biggest year yet for the largest independent superhero universe in comics. Now, find out what epic events await Valiant’s greatest ICONS with a stunning presentation revealing what lies ahead for FAITH, NINJAK, SHADOWMAN, QUANTUM AND WOODY, and many more in the year to come, only at #ValiantSummit 2017!

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

Plus: Look for a series of exclusive post-game recaps of all of #ValiantSummit 2017′s events with interviews, analysis, extras, and more everywhere throughout the day!

MEDIA NOTICE: Space for #ValiantSummit 2017 is limited. If you are a member of the press and would like to attend in person on Monday, April 17th live in Los Angeles, please email hunterg@valiantentertainment.com to inquire about availability.

Originally founded in 1989, Valiant Entertainment is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium with more than 80 million units sold and the third largest library of superhero characters in comics. In 2012, Valiant roared back to the fore with four new titles released under the banner of “The Summer of Valiant” – a relaunch that quickly established itself as the biggest debut of a new comic book publisher in more than a decade. Beginning with X-O MANOWAR #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, which ranked as the year’s best-selling new series from any independent publisher, Valiant has gone on to produce some of the highest selling and most critically accoladed comic titles anywhere in the industry. During the same period, the resurgent Valiant was also awarded a coveted Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year after just seven months of publishing, marking the fastest time that any new publisher had been named to one of comics’ highest honors. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films.

Consistently rated year over year as the most acclaimed comic book publisher in the industry today, Valiant has received hundreds of awards, nominations, and critical accolades, culminating in 2016 with a record-setting 50 Harvey Award nominations – the most ever received by a single publisher in the history of one of the comic book industry’s most prestigious awards.

Established in 2015 with the first #ValiantSummit broadcast live from Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters, the annual #ValiantSummit is Valiant’s biggest and most anticipated live media event of the year. Last year, Valiant followed suit and teamed with the historic Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in New York City for the second annual #ValiantSummit and revealed first word on multiple best-selling series including FAITH, BRITANNIA, SAVAGE, HARBINGER RENEGADE, and more before a packed studio audience.

On Monday, April 17th at 2 pm ET/11 am PT, find out what the future holds for the most celebrated publisher in comics today as Valiant unveils #ValiantSummit 2017 – broadcasting live on Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG channel, Facebook Live and Twitter. And don’t forget to join the celebration by using the #ValiantSummit hashtag!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

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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 and Pipeworks Brewing Co. Announce X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE – Debuting at C2E2 2017!

C2E2_XO-PARTY_INVITE_webInspired by 2017’s Newest Blockbuster Series, Comics-Inspired Beer Collaboration Kicks Off with Official Release Party Benefiting Chicago’s Hope for the Day

As revealed today at ComicBook.com, Valiant Entertainment and Chicago’s own Pipeworks Brewing Co. are proud to announce a brand-new, cosmos-spanning collaboration with X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE – a limited-edition beer release set to debut this April during C2E2 2017 and coming soon to select beer retailers in Illinois and New York! A portion of the proceeds from all sales of the X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE will benefit Hope for the Day, a Chicago-based suicide awareness non-profit dedicated to outreach, education, and prevention.

In the wake of the sold-out debut of Valiant’s epic new ongoing series from visionary creators Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello, Valiant and Pipeworks have joined forces to create a delicious and delectable golden ale inspired by Aric of Dacia’s empire-toppling conquest of a hostile alien world. Forged by an alien army and bottled in battle, the only thing more powerful than X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE’s unstoppable hop aroma might be the ultra-powerful Shanhara armor itself…but you’ll have to do more than read the back of the bottle to find out!

“All of us at Pipeworks Brewing Co. are very excited to offer up a juicy, dry-hopped golden ale brewed in collaboration with Valiant Entertainment,” said Pipeworks Brewing Co.’s Kate Brankin. “The beer was made with Galaxy hops and a yeast that lends incredible tropical notes. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. This craft beer pairs excellently with a well-crafted story arc and beautiful artwork. And we’re proud that a portion of all proceeds from this collaboration will benefit Hope for the Day, an organization that focuses on suicide prevention and mental health education through self-expression platforms.”

Featuring a label emblazoned with the artwork of Valiant-exclusive superstar Lewis LaRosa, Pipeworks’ brand-new beer creation will make its official debut on Friday, April 21st at the C2E2 2017: X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE RELEASE PARTY – from 7 to 11 pm CT at Chicago’s Cobra Lounge (235 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607)!

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 event’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.

“Our team at Hope for the Day is beyond stoked to be working with Valiant Entertainment and the local beer legends Pipeworks Brewing on this release that celebrates the festive C2E2,” said Hope for the Day Founder & CEO Jonny Boucher. “It’s amazing to work with such great individuals on a project that is both creatively awesome and proactively breaking the silence around suicide and mental health.”

Pipeworks Brewing Co.’s X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE is a limited release and will be available in select Illinois and New York bottle shops. Find participating retailers and distributors via Pipeworks’ location page, or visit them directly Thursday through Saturday at the Pipeworks Brewing Co. Bottle Shop (3912 W Mclean Ave., Chicago, IL 60647).

Then: 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!

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 – on sale now!

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About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 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. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Pipeworks Brewing Co.:

Pipeworks Brewing is a Chicago based craft brewery that opened in 2012. Pipeworks’ exponential expansion has been fueled by a passionate team, quality brewing, and the skilled execution of a variety of beer styles. Pipeworks’ commitment to craft has garnered accolades for their creative beers and bold artwork. Pipeworks self-distributes in Illinois, but can be found in New York and Connecticut through Sarene Distribution, in Colorado through Tivoli Distribution, and in Boston through Nightshift Distribution.

About Hope for the Day:

Hope For The Day does proactive suicide prevention providing outreach and mental health education through self-expression platforms.

Globally, more than 800,000 people die by suicide each year. In America, suicide completion rates have surged to a 3o-year high, with nearly 44,000 deaths a year or 121 deaths per day. It is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year-olds. The primary obstacle to suicide prevention is silence – silence due to stigmas. Suicide has no prejudice, and each year more than 800,000 die in this silence.

Suicide is a preventable mental health crisis. The biggest obstacle to effective prevention is the silence of stigma. We will reduce rates by raising the visibility of resources for support and providing mental health education to equip and empower a grassroots movement of peer-to-peer proactive prevention that is a sustainable model for evolving social and institutional policies. Prevention starts with a conversation, It’s Ok Not To Be Ok.

 

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Valiant’s 2017 Convention Tour Blasts into FAN EXPO DALLAS with Merchandise, Panels, and More!

fanexpo_dalla_logo_2017This weekend, the Valiant 2017 Convention Tour is stampeding into FAN EXPO DALLAS – and we’re bringing along a herd of merchandise, programming, panels, and the best-reviewed comics in the industry!

From Friday, March 31st to Sunday, April 2nd, visit the Dallas Convention Center at booth #631 for an all-access tour of the best superhero universe in the business, with a complete selection of Valiant trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for award-winning titles, including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, QUANTUM & WOODY and many more! And don’t miss the bundles of Valiant merchandise exploding out of Dallas, including t-shirts and more!

Plus: Be sure to visit the legion of phenomenal Valiant talent that’s storming into FAN EXPO DALLAS all weekend long, including:

Joe Eisma (Artist, Faith)
Cary Nord (Artist, X-O Manowar)
Clay Mann (Artist, Ninjak)

Then, come celebrate the silver anniversary of one of comics’ most enduring icons on Friday, March 31st, at 7:00 p.m. CT in Room C146 for the VALIANT: 25 YEARS OF X-O MANOWAR panel presentation! This March, Valiant celebrates 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 (2017) #1! Now, right here at FAN EXPO DALLAS, join a blockbuster roundtable of Valiant’s greatest talents for an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history…and a special look forward at the must-read new series of 2017!

Plus, prepare for all-out warfare on Saturday, April 1st, at 4:00 p.m. CT in Room C146 for the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation! The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here at FAN EXPO DALLAS with a superstar cast of Valiant creators and staff! 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!

We’ll see you in Dallas! And don’t miss a moment of the action as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through Broomfield, CO; Chicago; Los Angeles; and more throughout the spring!

Friday, March 31st – Sunday, April 2nd
WonderCon
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

Friday, March 31st – Sunday, April 2nd
Fan Expo Dallas
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX

Saturday, April 15th
Fried Pie Con
2nd & Charles
Broomfield, CO

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!*

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

 

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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)!

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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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Valiant Previews: DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #4 (of 4) | NINJAK #25 | GENERATION ZERO #8 – On Sale March 29th!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by MONIKA PALOSZ (JAN172125)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JAN172126)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (JAN172127)
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (JAN172128)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (JAN172129)

The Stalinverse endures!

The world has gone red, and now the epic final confrontation begins as Divinity, Ninjak, Shadowman, Komandar Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and the Red Brigade all choose their side on the lines of the coming battle… Wait, you think we’ll tell you how this one ends? Nyet, comrade! The universe as we know it hinges on this, so make sure you read this one first, Valianteers!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On sale MARCH 29 (FOC – 3/6/17)

 

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NINJAK_025_COVER-A_BODENHEIMNINJAK #25
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM (JAN172135)
Cover B by MARC LAMING (JAN172136)
Cover C by SANYA ANWAR (JAN172137)
Variant Cover by OWEN FREEMAN (JAN172138)
Variant Cover by JENNY FRISON (JAN172139)

Darque destinies!

Once sworn enemies, Ninjak and the Shadow Seven have forged an uneasy alliance to accomplish their singular goal: kill Master Darque! But why can’t Colin King shake the feeling that he’s leading a suicide mission, or that his mysterious benefactor, Sandria Darque, isn’t giving him the whole story? Ninjak’s about to confront a terrifying truth…and the answers just might destroy him!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 29 (FOC – 3/6/17)

 

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GENZERO_008_COVER-A_EVANSGENERATION ZERO #8
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by KHARI EVANS (JAN172145)
Cover B by LEIF JONES (JAN172146)
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (JAN172147)

A (literal) battle of the minds!

Generation Zero are trapped inside the Heroscape – a twisted, extra-dimensional realm where they can explore the world as it looks through someone else’s eyes… And, unfortunately, it seems that most of their friends and neighbors have some pretty messed up stuff going on up there! They led insurgencies and counter-strikes, but can anything in this team’s precision military training prepare them for the darkness that lurks at the heart of Rook’s collective unconscious?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 29 (FOC – 3/6/17)

 

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Valiant Solicitations for JUNE 2017 – SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) | X-O MANOWAR #4 (NEW ARC! “GENERAL”) | RAPTURE #2 (of 4) | And More!

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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

Eric Heisserer – the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of ARRIVAL and Valiant’s upcoming HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT feature films – joins Harvey Award-nominated visionary Raúl Allén (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) for an all-new Valiant Prestige-format adventure…launching Livewire and an extraordinary new team of heroes into the fight of their lives!

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…

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JUNE 28th

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SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Covers by CLAYTON HENRY

Available only as a pre-order set!

The SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – four 40-page, massively expanded editions of Valiant’s all-new prestige format adventure – 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 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.

The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all three issues with your local comic shop by the 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!

$15.96 US [four issues] | 40 pgs. each | PRESTIGE FORMAT | T+

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

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) #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

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “GENERAL” – PART ONE!

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?

X-O Manowar’s path to domination darkens as blockbuster artist Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters) joins New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Mind MGMT) for a perfect, planet-shaking entry point into Valiant’s biggest series yet!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale JUNE 28th

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 PRE-ORDER EDITION 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)

Available only as a pre-order set!

The X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – six 48-page, massively expanded editions of X-O MANOWAR’s “GENERAL” and “EMPEROR” story arcs – 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 the SIX-ISSUE PRE-ORDER BUNDLE comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, unfinished deleted scenes, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues.

The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all six issues with your local comic shop by the 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!

$23.94 US [six issues] | 40 pgs. each | VALIANT PREMUM | T+

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

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RAPTURE #2 (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 CLAYTON CRAIN
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available

Might meets magic!

As Babel’s dark forces in the Deadside rise, the afterlife’s last chance at survival rests in the living’s greatest champions. But to save heaven itself, MI-6 agent Colin King – aka Ninjak– must confront his greatest fears…and place his trusted steel against the fantastic and unknown powers of sorcery. With Punk Mambo, Tama the Geomancer, and the fallen hero Shadowman at his side, Ninjak will lead the supernatural’s greatest champions into a suicide mission against beasts and barbarians…and the very gods themselves!

Valiant’s epic standalone event enters is next spellbinding chapter as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar) and powerhouse artist CAFU (Rai) strike at the veil between life and death!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 21st

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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

It is the year 4002 A.D….

Rai, the spirit guardian of Earth, has uncovered an ancient tome filled with history’s greatest tales and civilizations 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!

In the tradition of the original RAI #0, Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Harbinger Renegade) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (Faith) unleash a celebration of Rai’s 25th anniversary with the third of four standalone specials honoring the most famed Valiant stories ever told!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale JUNE 14th

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BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #3 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by DAVID MACK
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Wrath of the gods!

The women of Rome march to rebellion! Magic and mystery continue to intertwine as the clock ticks down to Rubria’s final hours. Will Antonius Axia and his mysterious new partner—the brutal female gladiator known as Achillia—untangle the knots that threaten to hang the Roman Empire…or will Nero finally obtain the dark power he lusted for? As the beaten ghost of Apollo finally rises to cast his dark judgment on all of Rome, history’s first detective must act swiftly before humanity’s final hours slip into madness!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JUNE 21st

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FAITH #12
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by JOE EISMA with MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by JEN BARTEL
Cover C by JEN BARTEL
Cover D by JEN BARTEL
Variant Cover by SARAH WINIFRED SEARLE

Faith vs. “THE FAITHLESS” – The final battle!

Framed for a crime, held prisoner by a team of her greatest enemies, and quickly running out of time, Faith must confront the truth of her first true defeat! But has victory truly come to The Faithless – a revenge-obsessed squad of malicious malcontents – or will Los Angeles’ soaring protector give them a run for their money first?

From the Hollywood Hills to the Santa Monica Pier, L.A. is about to witness the ultimate beat-down between good and evil…and when the final page arrives, you’ll be saying, “What the frack?!”

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | FINAL ISSUE | On Sale JUNE 7th

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X-O MANOWAR (2017) VOL. 1: SOLDIER TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

War is coming!

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!

Join master storytellers Matt Kindt (Divinity) and Tomás Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn) right here for a stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon.

Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1–3 with more than 30 pages of rarely seen art and extras!

$9.99 US | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 28th
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-205-8

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DIVINITY III: HEROES OF THE GLORIOUS STALINVERSE TPB
Written by JEFF LEMIRE, MATT KINDT, SCOTT BRYAN WILSON, and ELIOT RAHAL
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN, CAFU, ROBERT GILL, FRANCIS PORTELA, and JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA

Not a dream… Not an alternate reality… This is the Valiant Universe of today…

The world has gone red and Valiant’s leading legends – Bloodshot, X-O Manowar and Shadowman – now stand at the forefront of the global Soviet war machine! Meanwhile, the conspiracy-smashing duo of Archer & Armstrong find themselves condemned as enemies of the state and sentenced to life in the deadliest prison known to man.

Torn from the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE, come four essential tales chronicling the history that has reordered the Valiant Universe as we know it, from acclaimed writers Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn), Joe Harris (Snowfall), Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman Annual), Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and all-star artists Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), CAFU (Rai), Robert Gill (Book of Death), and Francis Portela (Faith).

Collecting DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1, DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1, DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1, and DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ On Sale JUNE 14th
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN:978-1-68215-207-2

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