VALIANT, OREN’S DAILY ROAST and MIDTOWN COMICS Brew Up Custom Beverages, Free Comic Giveaways, and More!

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X-O MANOWAR_Green-Tea-BlastValiant Entertainment today announced a new partnership with New York’s premier coffee roaster, Oren’s Daily Roast, and leading New York comic book retail chain Midtown Comics for a three month-long celebration of Valiant’s flagship hero – the one and only X-O Manowar! Beginning on Friday, June 13th, head to any of Oren’s ten Manhattan beverage locations for a limited edition X-O Manowar Green Tea Blast – a deliciously cold combination of frozen matcha green tea and vanilla perfect for the height of summer.

And that’s not all! For the next three months, customers who purchase any Oren’s coffee or tea beverage will receive a Valiant-branded java jacket redeemable at any of Midtown Comics ‘ three Manhattan locations – Midtown Times Square, Midtown Grand Central, and Midtown Downtown – for a free, collectible Valiant comic book while supplies last! Plus, present a Valiant comic book at any Oren’s location to receive 10% off your next Oren’s purchase.

The collaboration kicks off on Friday, June 13th with a special, invitation-only X-O Manowar Green Tea Blast Release Party at Oren’s flagship Times Square location from 3 to 5 PM EST – with Valiant comics and special surprise gifts, courtesy of Midtown Comics!

“As one of New York’s preeminent comic book publishers, it is Valiant’s distinct pleasure to partner with two fellow independent, local businesses for a partnership that engages all of our fans and customers,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales. “It was a Valiant supporter within Oren’s that first brought this idea to our attention, and, with the major marquee locations of both Oren’s and Midtown just two blocks from one another in the heart of Times Square, this a perfect opportunity to bring even more new fans of X-O Manowar and the entire Valiant Universe into the fold.”

“There is nothing I like more than working with quality, like-minded New York companies providing great products in the greatest city on Earth,” said Oren Bloostein, founder and roastmaster of Oren’s Daily Roast. “And to celebrate this promotion, we created the X-O Manowar Green Tea Blast, perfect for quenching your summer thirst!”

Abducted from his own time by a vicious alien race, the courageous Visigoth warrior called Aric of Dacia spent years in slavery among the stars before escaping with his captors’ most feared weapon – the X-O Manowar armor. Now, stranded in the modern day, the world’s most primitive man also just happens to wield its most powerful weapon and serves the United States government as X-O Manowar. Since debuting in 1992, the character has starred in more than 120 issues of his own self-titles series, sold more than 8 million comic books, and spawned toys, merchandise, and a video game crossover with Marvel Entertainment’s Iron Man.

Recently relaunched with a chart-topping, award-winning new series by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, X-O Manowar recently returned to the fore as one of the most acclaimed ongoing series in comics today. Beginning on June 11th, X-O Manowar will anchor Valiant’s major summer 2014 crossover event, Armor Hunters, as a team of extraterrestrial hunter-killers invade Earth in pursuit of his ultra-powerful armor.

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About Valiant Entertainment

Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,750 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Outside of the United States and Canada, Valiant titles are published in a number of languages and territories internationally, including Brazil, Mexico, France, Italy, Spain, China, and others. Visit Valiant online at

About Oren’s Daily Roast

Oren’s Daily Roast was founded in 1986 in New York City by Oren Bloostein, Roastmaster. Oren only sources the world’s highest-quality specialty coffee beans and roasts them in small batches every day. Those same freshly roasted beans are served at his ten Manhattan retail locations as well as to wholesale customers found locally and worldwide. You can order them too at

About Midtown Comics

MIDTOWN COMICS opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, with its online store as well as three landmark New York City locations in Times Square, Grand Central and Downtown, as well as Comics Boutiques in the iconic FAO Schwarz Fifth Avenue and Toys“R”Us Times Square. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at:

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