Valiant Conquers ComicsPRO 2018 with Retailer-Exclusive Swag & Surprises for SHADOWMAN, HARBINGER WARS 2, and Much More!

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In advance of the 12th Annual ComicsPRO Annual Membership Meeting in Portland, OR, Valiant is proud to reveal a massive roster of retailer-exclusive comics, swag, and surprises available only to the attendees of the largest and most influential retailer conference in the comics industry!

In tandem with the three-day conference, each retailer attending ComicsPRO will receive a slate of special, limited-edition releases spotlighting Valiant’s must-read new series of 2018:


SHADOWMAN (2018) #1 ComicsPro 2018 Retailer Exclusive Edition
(Written by Andy Diggle; Art by Stephen Segovia; Cover by Tonci Zonjic)

Presented in stunning black and white, read the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s POWERFUL NEW ONGOING SERIES from superstar writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One, Daredevil) and blockbuster artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK, Action Comics) before it arrives in stores on March 28th!

SHADOWMAN (2018) #1 Confections, Produced by Voodoo Doughnut

What better way to honor the much-anticipated return of Valiant’s own voodoo-powered icon than with a one-of-kind collaboration with Portland’s world-famous Voodoo Doughnut? Custom designed by Voodoo’s renowned team of sugar-inspired artisans, attending retailers will have their choice of two exclusive Shadowman specialties, each adorned with a hand-piped rendition of the character’s iconic mask – chocolate on a vanilla frosted doughnut filled with chocolate Bavarian cream, or vanilla on a chocolate frosted doughnut filled with raspberry jelly – during Valiant’s annual ComicsPRO presentation on Friday, February 23rd.

HARBINGER WARS 2 Limited Edition Promo Cards
(Featuring artwork by Kaare Andrews, CAFU, Felipe Massafera, J.G. Jones, Kenneth Rocafort, and Gerardo Zaffino)

Meet the major players behind Valiant’s seismic crossover event – beginning in May with master storytellers Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and Eric Heisserer (SECRET WEAPONS), alongside superstar artists Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR, NINJA-K), Raúl Allén (SECRET WEAPONS), and Patricia Martín (BLOODSHOT REBORN) – with this EXCLUSIVE deck of SIX PROMO CARDS! This limited edition item features Bloodshot, Livewire, Ninjak, Peter Stanchek, and X-O Manowar, plus a complete checklist running down each installment of Valiant’s cataclysmic event across summer 2018.


This May, the foundations of Valiant Universe will rock as X-O Manowar and the Secret Weapons’ Livewire initiate a cross-country conflict in the ultimate display of power…and this oversized bumper sticker is the perfect reminder to let patrons of your comic shop know that you’ll be there in style!


Valiant’s annual ComicsPRO tradition returns with a brand-new, heavyweight shot glass celebrating the dawn of HARBINGER WARS 2 – the publisher’s biggest and most ambitious comics event to date!

Additionally, all participating retailers will receive a complimentary Valiant welcome bag. This exclusive collection of retailer-only point-of-purchase and promotional items will include:

  • Valiant miniature notebooks
  • Ballpoint pens
  • Refreshments
  • And more special surprises!

All attending retailers are also encouraged to visit the complimentary Valiant suite during their stay in Portland. Open at all hours during the three-day summit, the suite will provide attendees with an assortment of complimentary items and services, including:

  • Cocktails and refreshments
  • Free comics and promotional materials, including sales sheets, point-of-purchase (POP) promotional items and more
  • The SHADOWMAN (2018) #1 six-foot standee
  • Highly sought-after Valiant comics and variant editions
  • Plus more surprise items!

Retailers who are unable to attend ComicsPRO 2018 and are hoping to equip their store(s) with these rare and exclusive SHADOWMAN and HARBINGER WARS 2 items can contact Valiant directly at for assistance.

We’ll see you in Portland!

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