First Look: BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 – Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite Turn the Big Apple Blood Red in October!

BSUSA_001_COVER-A_KANOThere are eight million people in New York City…and every single one of them is about to become a killing machine. Welcome to BLOODSHOT U.S.A.!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new standalone event from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Old Man Logan) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice) and the next hit series from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative! From the Bronx to Broadway, an unstoppable, nanite-enhanced pathogen is about to turn New York City’s populace against itself…and Bloodshot is the only soldier tough enough to lead a one-man invasion of the city that never sleeps! And if he falls, the nation won’t stand a chance against the most dangerous outbreak in American history…

“I tried to have every arc be a totally new genre featuring Bloodshot, but also all build up to a larger story. “BLOODSHOT U.S.A.” is the culmination of all of that,” writer Jeff Lemire told Comic Book Resources. “This is really everything coming full circle into a perfect storm.”

Project Rising Spirit – America’s greatest exporter of classified weapons technology – has achieved a breakthrough: a contagious, airborne nanite dispersion prototype that can turn the population of any city into an army of indestructible soldiers. A doomsday virus capable of destroying an enemy nation from the inside out. A machine-made pathogen that can completely rewrite human physiology…and hardcode every man, woman, and child with the same cutting-edge technology that created their greatest weapon: Bloodshot.

But now…Project Rising Spirit’s top-secret contagion has been released onto the streets of America’s greatest metropolis: New York City. As mayhem engulfs Manhattan, Bloodshot must lead the most dangerous invasion ever waged on American soil and keep a runaway pandemic from toppling armies and governments…and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

On October 26th, discover “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” with a perfect jumping-on point to the most acclaimed publisher in comics today as Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite plunge New York City into chaos for BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) – featuring covers from Kano (Gotham Central), Doug Braithwaite (NINJAK), Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son), Ryan Stegman (Uncanny Avengers), Cully Hamner (Detective Comics), and Butch Guice (Captain America)!

Then, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran in July
GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

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BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by KANO (AUG162036)
Cover B by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (AUG162037)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (AUG162038)
Cover D by RYAN STEGMAN (AUG162039)
Cover E by CULLY HAMNER (AUG162040)
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE (AUG162042)
B&W Sketch Variant by RYAN STEGMAN (AUG162043)
Blank Cover Also Available (AUG162041)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 26th (FOC – 10/3/16)

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Valiant Solicitations for NOVEMBER 2016 – HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 | SAVAGE #1 | FAITH #5 (ELECTION SPECIAL!) | BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #2 | And More!

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HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by KANO
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Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by BOB LAYTON
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD
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Anyone you know could become a psionically powered “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. Your neighbor. Your boss. Your best friend. Your kids.

Six months ago, a secret team of renegade whistleblowers leaked the existence of these extraordinarily dangerous individuals to a stunned world. Today, all across the country, crude, DIY psiot activation attempts have left hundreds brain damaged…or worse. The emergence of a new psiot in a community often leads to riots and mass violence. Gun sales are through the roof.

America is terrified of what could happen next.

With this revolutionary upheaval now in motion, Kris Hathaway, John “Torque” Torkelson, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, and Peter Stanchek are about to discover their calling. Together, the HARBINGER RENEGADES are moving from town to town, building their ranks, and subverting authority one mind at a time…and setting out to prove once and for all that behind their power, there has always been a purpose.

This November, the most fearless superteam in comics is going underground for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from Harvey Award nominated writer Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Happy!,The Boys)!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 16

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SAVAGE #1 (of 4) (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by JARED FLETCHER
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by RENATO GUEDES
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Fifteen years ago, the world’s most famous soccer star and his former supermodel wife –pregnant with their unborn child – disappeared without a trace. The world believes they are dead… But, in reality, their private jet crash-landed on a mysterious, unknown island ruled by prehistoric creatures from another time…

This is the story of how they lost their humanity.

This November, acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Aloha, Hawaiian Dick) and explosive artists Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) present a relentless epic of survival in a cold-blooded land ruled by instinct alone as SAVAGE makes his brutal entrance into the Valiant Universe!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE FORMAT | On Sale NOVEMBER 30

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FAITH #5 (ELECTION SPECIAL!)
Written by JODY HOUSER with LOUISE SIMONSON and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK with PERE PÉREZ and COLLEEN DORAN
Cover A by PAOLO RIVERA
Cover B by MEGHAN HETRICK
Cover C by CARMEN CARNERO
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
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A VALIANT ELECTION 2016 SPECIAL! A MAJOR COMICS MILESTONE!

On November 2nd, just days before Election Day 2016, legendary writer Louise Simonson and Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Pérez present history in the making with a presidential milestone like no other! Faith Herbert, star of the highest selling independent superhero debut of 2016, is a shining beacon of optimism in a challenging world. Her day job as a blogger and journalist is about to bring Faith face to face with Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton…but its her daring alter ego as Los Angeles’ leading superhero that will have to save the day when a new threat emerges to imperil a pivotal moment that has all of America watching!

Also coming in the oversized, 48-page FAITH #5 election special: rising star Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn) joins the Faith creative team of Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and Marguerite Sauvage (Thor) as a brand new chapter of Faith’s life begins – and a threat that hits too close to home makes itself known! Plus: an exclusive prelude to HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – featuring the long-awaited return of Faith’s beloved superteam – by writer Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and artist Colleen Doran (Amazing Spider-Man)!

$3.99 | 48 pgs. | T+| On sale NOVEMBER 2

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BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #2 (of 4) (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover B by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

There are more than eight million people in New York City. And every single one of them just became Bloodshot.

With the flip of a switch, Project Rising Spirit has just infected every man, woman, and child in New York City with a designer “nanite virus,” instantly transforming them into hard-coded killing machines. Now, block by block, the citizens of America’s greatest metropolis are falling prey to their own destructive urges…and Bloodshot is the only soldier tough enough to go head-to-head with the entire Big Apple gone bad! With the humanity of an entire city on the line, Bloodshot is waging a one-man assault on Manhattan to root out the source of this machine-made infection before it hits the heartland… but will bullets and brute force be enough to stop the spread of a pandemic deadlier than anything in human history?

The city that never sleeps is about to get a wake-up call! Lock and load with New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Old Man Logan, Moon Knight) and blockbuster artist Doug Braithwaite (NINJAK, ARMOR HUNTERS) as the most hostile comics event of the year heads into the heart of the concrete jungle!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 23

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #9 (NEW ARC!
“ANDROMEDA ESTRANGED” – PART 1)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover A by BRIAN LEVEL
Cover B by DAN SCHKADE
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “ANDROMEDA ESTRANGED” starts here!

At long last, Valiant’s gallant adventurers have finally located Armstrong’s long-missing wife…in that dreaded land that dare not speak its name: Florida! But after centuries of thinking that his near-immortal bride, Andromeda, was just a booze-induced hallucination, how will Armstrong make up for years of lies, losses, and infidelities? And, as if that wasn’t enough, a nefarious new force is about to release an army of bathsalt-using “Florida Men” to finish off Archer & Armstrong once and for all!

It’s a true story (not really) ripped from today’s headlines (pretty much)! Pack your Crocs and don’t skimp on the lotion because the Sunshine State is about to hit Archer & Armstrong like a bad seafood buffet…and we only have Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES) and acclaimed artist Mike Norton (Revival) to blame!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 9

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BRITANNIA #3 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

At the border between civilization and the magic-laden lands beyond, Rome’s first detective is haunted by violence and visions of dark forces that defy all sense…

Antonius Axia’s disturbing investigation in the frontier colony of Britannia deepens…and with each disturbing new clue he uncovers, the farther his mind sinks into disarray! Connecting the clues behind the grisly rumors of horror in the empire’s northernmost reach, Antonius must gain an ally as dangerous as the darkness that now surrounds him. But who is this mysterious new partner, and will she lead Antonius toward the bright light of truth and salvation…or into the cold flame of eternal damnation?

Sense falls away to seduction as comics legend Peter Milligan (Shade, The Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (NINJAK) march Valiant’s latest magnum opus toward its most insidious chapter yet!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 16

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GENERATION ZERO #4
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by ANDRÉS GUINALDO
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE

It’s a hell of a day in the neighborhood.

The darkness bubbling beneath the miraculous town of Rook, Michigan is beginning to surface. As Generation Zero closes in on the vicious force abducting and killing teenagers, they quickly discover that this self-proclaimed utopia has been hiding a deep and disturbing secret that could destroy them all! But as the truth takes shape, will this reformed strike squad bring their first case to a close peacefully…or with a bang large enough to register on the Rictor scale?

The heat is on as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (FAITH) light a fire under Valiant’s teenage superteam!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 30

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NINJAK #21
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by KHARI EVANS with ANDRÉS GUINALDO
Cover A by MIKE CHOI
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover C by MARC LAMING
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP

To the death with Dr. Silk!

Far in the future, it’s a race against the clock as two longtime allies – Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior – reteam to prevent Dr. Silk from conquering the secrets of life, death, and everything that lies in-between! But will their united might be enough to stop the lethal combination of Silk’s technical prowess and criminal psychopathy? Meanwhile, in the present, the Deadside cancer consuming Colin King presents more visions of the dark future yet to come… Will his battle across two timelines soon come full circle?

The prophecies foretold in BOOK OF DEATH continue to unfurl as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II, Dept. H) and acclaimed artists Khari Evans (HARBINGER) and Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark) push Valiant’s top super-spy past the point of no return!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 23

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WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #13
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by AL BARRIONUEVO
Cover B by KYLE STRAHM
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE

Unbound and unrelenting!

After countless centuries apart, the Earth’s Fist and Steel has finally reunited with his long-lost son, Kalam. But before this father and son can truly find peace, they must first face the impossible…and escape from death itself! As unimaginable terrors rise to prevent Earth’s immortal champion and his scion from returning to the land of the living, can the Eternal Warrior conquer eternity to save the boy he once thought lost…or will his transgressions against the natural order trap them forever at the far end of eternity?

Wrath, rage, and retribution come in full force as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps.) and best-selling artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) guide Valiant’s immortal master of war down his darkest path yet!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 9

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BLOODSHOT REBORN DELUXE EDITION BOOK 1 HC
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN, BUTCH GUICE, LEWIS LAROSA and RAUL ALLEN
Cover by JUAN DOE

Join New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT) and acclaimed artists Mico Suayan (HARBINGER), Butch Guice (The Winter Soldier), and Lewis LaRosa (Punisher) for the first deluxe, oversized hardcover collection of the series named one of the year’s best by IGN, Comic Vine, Uproxx and many more!

Bloodshot’s nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit — a private contractor trafficking in violence — very well. Now, Bloodshot is a shadow of his former self. He lives in self-imposed exile, reeling from the consequences of his past life and the recent events that nearly drove him mad. But when a rash of shootings by gunmen who appear to look just like Bloodshot begin, his guilt will send him on a mission to stop the killers, even if it means diving head-long into the violence that nearly destroyed him.

Collecting BLOODSHOT REBORN #1–13.

$39.99 | 352 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 9
DELUXE HARDCOVER | 978-1-68215-155-6

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4001 A.D.: NEW JAPAN AND BEYOND TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI, JEFF LEMIRE, JODY HOUSER & RAFER ROBERTS, and FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, ROBERT GILL, and TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover by DAVID MACK

Rocketing out of the pages of 4001 A.D…the present and future of Valiant’s greatest heroes come together in four essential standalone chapters at the heart of the blockbuster comics event of the year!

Blast two thousand years into the future as the never-before-told history of New Japan’s dominion over Earth and the future fates of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot and Shadowman stand revealed. Then, witness the battle- scarred debut of the boldest new hero of this century or the next when War Mother makes her history-shattering debut! The future starts now as all-star writers Robert Venditti, Jeff Lemire, Jody Houser, Rafer Roberts, and Fred Van Lente join visionary artists Clayton Henry, Doug Braithwaite, Robert Gill, and Tomas Giorello to bring the Valiant Universe barreling into the 41st century!

Collecting 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1, 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1, 4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1, and 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 2
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-146-4

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X-O MANOWAR VOL. 12: LONG LIVE THE KING TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

Witness the last stand of Earth’s greatest champion in “LONG LIVE THE KING!”

They’re here! The Torment – a world-devouring race older than history itself — has arrived on Earth. And now, all that stands between our existence and complete annihilation is Aric of Dacia, heir to the Visigoth throne and wielder of the X-O Manowar armor! But as the Torment unleash a wrath unlike anything the galaxy has seen, even Earth’s most powerful protector will find himself hopelessly outmatched. With humanity standing on the brink of extinction, X-O Manowar must turn to his greatest adversary for help – the savage Commander Trill!

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and acclaimed artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil) make history across the cosmos as Valiant’s flagship series marches toward a planet-shaking finale!

Collecting X-O MANOWAR #47–50.

$14.99 | 160 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 23
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-165-5

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Valiant’s BRITANNIA #1 Grows to 40 Pages with Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp and Raul Allen – Coming in September!

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In the tradition of DIVINITY, bear witness to Valiant’s latest groundbreaking epic!

Valiant is proud to announce that BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the haunting, VALIANT PRESTIGE-format limited series arriving on stands September 21st – is expanding to a colossal 40 pages of all-new content for the standard $3.99 cover price! It all begins as multiple 2016 Harvey Award nominee Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) joins comics visionary Peter Milligan (Detective Comics) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK) for a psychotropic introduction to Nero’s Rome and the secret forces that govern the world of civilization’s first detective!

Then, recount the factual basis for Valiant’s harrowing historical journey with an in-depth textual exploration from Dr. Karen Klaiber Hersch, Associate Professor of Greek and Roman Classics at Temple University. Outlining the social, cultural, and mythological importance of the cult of the Vestal Virgins in first-century Rome, this first of several exclusive backup essays examines the real historical underpinnings of Milligan and Ryp’s horrific tale of terror, temptation and bloodshed in the remote colony of Britannia.

Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay…

On the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery… On September 21st, join master-class creators Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp, and Raul Allen firsthand as they plummet into the uncharted depths of history’s most barbaric frontier in search of its secrets, only in BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark), Ryan Lee (Inhuman), and Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son)!

Then, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp, and Raul Allen in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

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BRITANNIA #1 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP and RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by ANDRES GUINALDO
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
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$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale SEPTEMBER 21 (FOC – 9/29/16)

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Retailer Advisory: Grab New Fans with the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING – In Stores Wednesday!

FAITH_OG_001_COVER-SECOND-PRINTING_WADALast month during Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego, Valiant announced that FAITH #1 – the highest selling independent superhero series debut of the year and the launch title of “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative – had sold out at the distributor level just days after its July 20th on-sale date.

In honor of the series’ groundbreaking debut, Valiant then unveiled an unprecedented plan to ship 100,000 complimentary copies of a new FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING – each cover priced at $2.99 – to participating comic shops in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Now, at long last, the 48-page FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING will arrive in stores this Wednesday, August 24th alongside two other major “FUTURE OF VALIANT” releases – FAITH #2 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, and Marguerite Savauge and GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente and Francis Portela. With just days to go until the breakout series of 2016 returns to store shelves nationwide, Valiant is giving participating retailers the opportunity to use the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING to find new readers and generate maximum visibility for Valiant titles within their stores:

  • Rack the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING alongside FAITH #2 and GENERATION ZERO #1 at full cover price for maximum exposure!
  • Offer the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING as a free bonus with any other #1 first issue purchase of the week!
  • Bonus each of your subscribers/pullbox customers with the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING!
  • Bundle the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING and FAITH #2 together for as little as the price of a single issue!
  • Alternatively, bundle the hit collection of Faith’s sold-out debut solo adventure, FAITH VOL 1: HOLLYWOOD AND VINE trade paperback, and the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING together for $9.99!
  • Or simply offer a money-back guarantee on the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING!

Retailers hoping to capitalize further on this week’s complimentary copies of FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING can contact Valiant directly at retailers@valiantentertainment.com for assistance and additional promotional materials.

Packed with content at a colossal 48 pages, the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING features the beginning of Faith’s first ongoing series – as told by acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black), stratospheric interior artists Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells), and Colleen Doran (The Sandman), and sensational cover artist Kevin Wada (She-Hulk)! But that’s not all!

Each copy of the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING doubles as an early look ahead at Valiant’s biggest year yet with “THE FUTURE OF VALIANTSNEAK PREVIEW flip book – spotlighting an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from the largest independent superhero universe anywhere in comics! Officially kicking off in the pages of FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez & Marguerite Sauvage in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

She’s vaulted through four sold-out printings and made headlines around the world, from The Atlantic to the New York Times to People. Now, as the high-flying hero of 2016 leads the way with the year’s most successful independent superhero series, find out why fans and critics around the world are heralding her awe-inspiring adventures this Wednesday with the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING:

“✮✮✮✮✮ … FAITH will restore your faith in comics again. It’s like reading Spider-Man or Superman for the first time.” – Spartantown

“✮✮✮✮✮ … A hero that will appeal to fangirls and fanboys everywhere.” – Nerds on the Rocks

“✮✮✮✮½ … If you haven’t jumped on [FAITH] yet, now is the perfect time… Packed to the brim with humour, drama and excitement, FAITH is all but guaranteed to become your new favorite superhero.” – Big Comic Page

“✮✮✮✮½ … A book full of heart and hope…[and] a worthy addition to the Valiant pantheon…” – Bounding into Comics

“✮✮✮✮½ … Houser creates a great all-ages story while crafting one of the best female characters in all of comics.” – Outright Geekery

“✮✮✮✮½ … FAITH will be a gateway to a new generation of comic readers.” – The Fandom Post

“✮✮✮✮½ … A must-read book…[and] an excellent new story from Jody Houser…” – AiPT!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

FAITH #1 (ONGOING) SECOND PRINTING
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE and COLLEEN DORAN
Cover by KEVIN WADA (JUN168710)
$2.99 | 48 pg. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 24th (FOC – 8/1/16)

FAITH #2 (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
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Variant Cover by JOE EISMA (JUN161888)
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$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th 20 (FOC – 8/1/16)

GENERATION ZERO #1 (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY (JUN161874)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JUN161875)
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Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUN161878)
Variant Cover by KANO (JUN161879)
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$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th (FOC – 8/1/16)

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Valiant Previews: GENERATION ZERO #1 | FAITH #2 | RAI #16 | VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK: 2016 EDITION #1 – On Sale August 24th!

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Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY (JUN161874)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JUN161875)
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Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUN161878)
Variant Cover by KANO (JUN161879)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUN161880)
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Because you demanded it! Exploding out of the pages of HARBINGER WARS comes AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES starring GENERATION ZERO from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and blockbuster artist Francis Portela (FAITH)!

If you have a problem… If your parents won’t help… And if your cause is worthy… Log onto network #ZERO…because Generation Zero is listening.

Years ago, the children of the experimental strike team known as Generation Zero were taken from their families by Project Rising Spirit, a private weapons contractor, and raised to be psychic soldiers. After years of taking orders, they have fought for and won their freedom. Now, the world’s most wanted teenagers have pledged to protect each other tooth and claw, while using their extraordinary abilities to right wrongs for a generation without a future… To fight for kids, just like them.

One of those kids is Keisha Sherman, whose boyfriend just turned up dead after a suspicious car crash in Rook, Michigan – a newly booming tech town that sprang from rags to super-riches seemingly overnight. When Keisha makes a desperate plea into her webcam, the local high school suddenly finds itself with several unusual new students… But as word of Generation Zero’s presence spreads rapidly through the halls, this volatile band of teenage upstarts is about to discover that they’re far from the most extraordinary thing lurking behind Rook’s stainless-steel facade…

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th (FOC – 8/1/16)

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FAITH #2 (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (JUN161884)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JUN161885)
Cover C by JERRY ORDWAY (JUN161886)
Cover D by MEGHAN HETRICK (JUN161887)
Variant Cover by JOE EISMA (JUN161888)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (JUN161889)

Faith Herbert… Prisoner of the Hollywood Hills!

Trapped with no aid in sight, Faith is coming face to face with her very-first supervillain! LA’s own sky-soaring hero always wanted to be like the comic book characters that inspired her…but is she ready to deal with the consequences of being a bonafide superhero? And, as if a new arch-nemesis weren’t enough, a shadowy figure is closing in on Faith’s secret identity! How’s that for a cliffhanger?!

Faith’s headline-grabbing adventures continue here as breakout writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and sensational artists Pere Pérez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) deliver the next high-flying chapter to the all-new ongoing series read ‘round the world!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th 20 (FOC – 8/1/16)

 

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RAI_016_COVER-A_MACKRAI #16 (“4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUN161911)
Cover B by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUN161912)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN161913)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161914)

4001 A.D. TIE-IN! Rai locked in fatal combat against…the true protector of New Japan?

As New Japan’s current protector, Aboto, slips beyond Father’s control, nothing can stop the unhinged warrior from destroying the orbiting nation from the inside out. To defeat this monster of his own making, Father must create his last and greatest Rai! But when Father’s fallen son and newest champion clash in the the streets of their sovereign nation, what dark information will Aboto bring into the light of day… and how will it fuel the flames of rebellion that await in the year 4001 A.D.?

The future as we know it takes its final horrifying shape here as 4001 A.D. mastermind Matt Kindt and fan-favorite artist CAFU reveal the final puzzle piece behind Valiant’s summer blockbuster event!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th (FOC – 8/1/16)

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HANDBOOK_2016_COVER_BERNARDVALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK: 2016 EDITION #1
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From ARCHER & ARMSTRONG to X-O MANOWAR, explore the classified origins and heart-stopping histories of Valiant’s greatest heroes and villains right here with an all-new 40-page handbook – intro-priced at just $2.99!

Jump on board here to discover the staggering scope and epic scale of the largest independent universe in comics! Featuring complete dossiers on Valiant powerhouses like BLOODSHOT, THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, FAITH, NINJAK and RAI alongside newcomers like DIVINITY, IMPERIUM, PUNK MAMBO, and THE SHADOW SEVEN – plus never-before-seen explorations of far-flung locales like 4001 A.D. and THE DEADSIDE – this essential, oversized handbook is your one-stop introduction to the most acclaimed publishing line in comics! Featuring artwork from a blockbuster cast of superstar artists including Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, David Lafuente, Lewis LaRosa, Trevor Hairsine, Mico Suayan, and many more!

$2.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24TH (FOC– 8/1/16)

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Valiant Blasts into Baltimore Comic-Con 2016 with Exclusives, Panels, Signings, and More!

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In just a few weeks, the most nominated publisher of the 2016 Harvey Awards is going above and beyond for its boldest Baltimore Comic-Con ever!

From Friday, September 2nd through Sunday, September 4th, Valiant Entertainment is taking over Baltimore Comic-Con 2016 – and they’re bringing along a squadron’s worth of convention-only exclusives, signings, programming, panels, and more!

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All weekend long, join Valiant inside the Baltimore Convention Center at Booth #2008 and find out why Valiant has racked up an unprecedented 50 Harvey Award nominations by perusing a complete selection of Valiant trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY, THE VALIANT, X-O MANOWAR, BOOK OF DEATH, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, FAITH, and many more!  But that’s just the start of your Valiant Universe experience! For the entire weekend, Valiant will give away FREE complimentary copies of the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING! Packed with the beginning of Faith’s best-selling ongoing series debut and the bonus “THE FUTURE OF VALIANTSNEAK PREVIEW flip book – spotlighting an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from the largest independent superhero universe in comics – you won’t find a more exciting giveaway anywhere else!

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 And, available only in Charm City, don’t miss the GENERATION ZERO #1 Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusive Variant – featuring the awe-inspiring artwork of fan-favorite artist Wook-Jin Clark (Adventure Time)! Experience the latest “FUTURE OF VALIANT” series here as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and blockbuster artist Francis Portela (FAITH) deploy the breakout stars of HARBINGER WARS into their most dangerous mission yet: high school!

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Valiant is also offering fans at Baltimore Comic-Con 2016 the chance to join in the celebration of X-O MANOWAR (2012)’s 1,000,000th copy sold with the X-O MANOWAR 1,000,000th COPY COMMEMORATIVE SEAL. Fans who purchase or provide copies of X-O MANOWAR #49 (any cover) at the Valiant booth (#2008) will be afforded the opportunity to have their copy embossed with an official Valiant 1,000,000th copy seal – designed in honor of X-O MANOWAR’s legendary achievement and forever commemorating a new milestone in Valiant history – free of charge!

Plus, get ready for signings throughout the weekend from an all-star cast of special guests, including writers Fred Van Lente (GENERATION ZERO, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and B. Clay Moore (SAVAGE, BLOODSHOT)! And don’t miss the boatload of Valiant merchandise sailing into Baltimore, including t-shirts featuring X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, HARBINGER, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, and more!

The action continues on Friday, September 2nd at 2:30 p.m. in Panel Room #339-342 with Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here – a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters! You seen the reviews, you’ve heard the buzz… Now find out why Valiant Entertainment has taken fans and critics by storm as the most acclaimed comic book publisher! Join us here for a one-of-a-kind introduction to the largest and most acclaimed independent superhero universe in comics! From X-O MANOWAR and FAITH to BLOODSHOT REBORN and DIVINITY, get the stories behind Valiant’s biggest heroes and find out where to jump on board right here with an in-depth tutorial that’s perfect for new fans!

But that’s not all! Peek into the unbelievable stories charging towards your favorite superheroes on Saturday, September 3rd at 1:30 p.m. in Panel Room #343-344 for Valiant: The Future of Valiant and Beyond! With a record-setting 50 Harvey Award nominations, Valiant Entertainment is the most acclaimed publisher anywhere in comics today. Now, find out what’s next for powerhouse series like FAITH, GENERATION ZERO, BRITANNIA, BLOODSHOT U.S.A., HARBINGER RENEGADES, SAVAGE, and DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE right here with an all-star cast of panelists including Fred Van Lente (GENERATION ZERO) and B. Clay Moore (SAVAGE)! The future of Valiant starts here with an exclusive round of news and announcements – only at Baltimore Comic-Con!

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Then, hang onto your ballots, because Valiant’s weekend in Baltimore is going to hit the stratosphere on Saturday, September 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency for the 29th Annual Harvey Awards! For the second year running, Valiant will attend the Harvey Awards as the single most-nominated publisher with critically acclaimed titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY, THE VALIANT, and may more! With 50 nominations in nearly every category, including “Best Writer,” “Best Artist,” “Best New Series,” “Best Continuing or Limited Series,” and “Best Single Issue,” Valiant is once again leading the pack – and we want you there to celebrate with us!

Finally, stay tuned for a soon-to-be-revealed surprise from Valiant and the Certified Guarantee Company (CGC) that will make its official debut at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con!

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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Valiant, CGC and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum Celebrate 1,000,000th Copy of X-O MANOWAR


CGC-Certified 1,000,000th Copy to Enter Museum’s Permanent Collection Following Baltimore Comic-Con 2016

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Today, representatives of Valiant Entertainment, the Certified Guaranty Company (CGC), and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum are joining together at the Cadmus publishing plant in Richmond, VA to celebrate the 1,000,000th copy of X-O MANOWAR sold since the series’ 2012 debut. The 1,000,000th copy will be removed directly from the presses today at Cadmus by Valiant representatives during the printing of the upcoming X-O MANOWAR #49 and subsequently entrusted to CGC’s renowned team of preservation experts for grading and encapsulation. The one-of-a-kind, 1,000,000th copy – totaling all copies of X-O MANOWAR sold across print and digital in the United States and abroad since 2012 – will then be placed on display at Baltimore Comic Con 2016 before entering the permanent collection of the Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, MD alongside the world’s rarest and most valuable comic books.

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Valiant will also be offering fans at Baltimore Comic-Con 2016 the chance to join in the celebration of X-O MANOWAR’s 1,000,000th copy sold with the X-O MANOWAR 1,000,000th COPY COMMEMORATIVE SEAL. Fans who purchase or provide copies of X-O MANOWAR #49 (any cover) at the Valiant booth (#2008) will be afforded the opportunity to have their copy embossed with an official Valiant 1,000,000th copy seal – designed in honor of X-O Manowar’s legendary achievement and forever commemorating a new milestone in Valiant history – free of charge!

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“Valiant is privileged to enjoy a storied history with many millions of comics sold, legions of fans around the globe, and tremendous successes spanning nearly three decades. We’re excited and proud to be adding to that legacy with today’s milestone. This achievement, in particular, is noteworthy because it affirms the success that comes with a commitment to storytelling,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.

“Since the first issue hit stands in 2012, we had always envisioned X-O MANOWAR as an epic, long-term, 50-issue story for our signature hero. Today, as we stand on the cusp of that achievement, we are able to reflect on a title that has not only been one of the best-selling and best-reviewed books in comics every month since its launch, but one that is also about to print its 1,000,000th copy. That is simply incredible, and we owe a huge congratulations to Robert Venditti and all the artists and creators who have contributed along the way. Their work on X-O MANOWAR stands as a massive feat of long-form narrative and creative vision that is virtually unrivaled by any other series in recent memory.”

As the launch series of “THE SUMMER OF VALIANT” initiative that defined the Valiant Universe for a new generation, X-O MANOWAR #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan) debuted as the most successful independent series of 2012 and went onto to produce four sold-out printings of its first issue, as well as a myriad of year-end awards, nominations and “best of” citations from the industry’s most prestigious outlets. As the impetus for best-selling storylines like “ENTER: NINJAK” and “PLANET DEATH” and major crossover events UNITY and ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O MANOWAR continued to anchor the backbone of Valiant’s award-winning publishing line over the course of writer Robert Vendittis unprecedented 56-issue run and set the tone and scale for the rest of Valiant’s acclaimed series that would follow in its wake.

Now, Robert Venditti’s epic tenure is set to conclude with the 64-page X-O MANOWAR #50 series finale on September 28th and, with time, the title that forged the Valiant Universe anew has distinguished itself as one of the longest running and most renowned superhero series of the modern era.

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Born into battle, Aric of Dacia – heir to the throne of the Visigoth Empire – never knew peace. Raised under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire in fifth-century Europe, Aric’s entire existence was spent fighting a never-ending insurgency against history’s most brutal empire…until a far more terrifying enemy revealed itself and changed his destiny forever.

Abducted by a brutal race of extraterrestrials known as the Vine, Aric was forced into slavery on an alien world. Torn from his family, his people and his nation, he spent years plotting his escape…until the day came that he was able to seize a weapon of incalculable destruction – a sentient suit of alien armor – and become X-O Manowar!

Returning to Earth only to find that 1,600 years have passed during his journey across the stars, the world’s most primitive man now wields the universe’s most powerful weapon. Working in concert with Earth’s governments and other super-powered heroes like himself, Aric has defended the planet, brokered peace amongst the powerful, and even rebuilt his kingdom from the ashes of history.

But now he faces an unthinkable new foe far more terrible than any that have come before… They are The Torment – and their name means death. Thought to be a legend by the Vine, they have now become Earth’s violent reality. As old as the universe itself, they have traveled for eons to reach us…in search of Aric of Dacia and the unstoppable X-O Manowar armor. Can Aric challenge a seemingly omnipotent threat with motives beyond the comprehension of mortal men? Will the armor truly be our world’s salvation, just as the Vine’s myths foretold? And is this the beginning of the end for X-O Manowar – or the beginning of something even bigger?

Join the history-making celebration live as it happens today on all of Valiant’s official social media accounts (Twitter | Facebook | Instagram) as Valiant’s staff travels from New York, NY to Richmond, VA to pick the 1,000,000th copy right off of the publishing line alongside special guest Robert Venditti and representatives from CGC and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum. Use the hashtag #XOONEMILLION to follow the 1,000,00th copy of Robert Venditti’s X-O MANOWAR sold on its journey from the printing press and into the annals of comic book history!

Finally, X-O Manowar’s march into the history books continues on September 28th in X-O MANOWAR #50 – the final issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING” and a blockbuster tribute to the series that set the Valiant Universe in motion from longtime scribe Robert Venditti and extraordinary artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil)! Plus: Don’t miss special guest appearances by Cary Nord, Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS), Diego Bernard (NINJAK), Rafa Sandoval (Green Lantern), and Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH), Jody Houser (FAITH) & Javier Pulido (Amazing Spider-Man), Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) & Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER), Philip Tan (Suicide Squad), and more along the way!

Also running through each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING,” Valiant is marking the road toward X-O Manowar’s landmark issue #50 finale with the X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY, running through each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING“! For no extra cost, each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING” comes bagged with one of 50 exclusive, 4-by-6 inch “micro-prints” featuring the one and only X-O Manowar as realized by a sensational cast of comics’ biggest talents – or full-blown, beautifully rendered original artwork randomly inserted in each issue!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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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 81 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.For more information, visit us at ValiantUniverse.com.

About CGC:

Founded in 2000, CGC is the first independent, impartial, third-party comic book grading service. A proven and respected commitment to integrity, accuracy, and consistency has made CGC the leader in its field. In 2016 CGC surpassed the mark of 3.8 million collectibles graded. To learn more about Certified Guaranty Company and its many offerings, including magazines, lobby cards and photos, visit www.certifiedguaranty.com.

About Geppi’s Entertainment Museum:

The home of “Pop Culture with Character,” Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM), located in Baltimore’s historic Camden Yards sports complex immediately next door to Oriole Park and directly across he street from the Baltimore Convention Center, is just a few blocks from the city’s famed, tourist-friendly Inner Harbor. The museum exhibits nearly 6,000 pop culture artifacts including comics, toys, dolls, games and memorabilia of every conceivable category. Journey from the late 1700s to the present day and revisit favorite characters like Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Mickey Mouse, Barbie, G.I. Joe, and many more. Recent major exhibits have included “Steve Epting Originals: Captain America and The Winter Solider,” “75 Spirited Years: Will Eisner and The Spirit,” “The Artistry of Amanda Conner,” and Matt Crandall’s collection of Walt Disney’s Alice In Wonderland, among others. GEM is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM, closed Mondays except for major holidays, and closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The address is 301 W Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 and the phone is (410) 625-7060.

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Valiant’s 2016 Convention Tour Expands with Eight New Dates Across the Country – Beginning at Fan Expo Canada!

CON-TOUR-UPDATE-PROMO-JOHNSONValiant is kicking its coast-to-coast road show into high gear…and getting ready to bring the most critically acclaimed superhero universe in comics today to hundreds of thousands of new fans throughout the US and Canada!

Valiant is proud to announce a new slate of additional dates for the Valiant 2016 Convention Tour – a months-long, nationwide celebration coming soon to a town near you! Continuing at Toronto’s Fan Expo Canada, Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention set-up is getting ready to roll into Baltimore; Portland; New York City; San Antonio; and more:

Thursday, September 1st – Sunday, September 4th
Fan Expo Canada
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, CA

Friday, September 2nd – Sunday, September 4th
Baltimore Comic-Con 2016
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Saturday, September 10th – Sunday, September 11th
Rose City Comic Con
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Wednesday, September 14th
GameStop Expo 2016
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

Saturday, September 17th – Sunday, September 18th
Buffalo Comicon
Buffalo Niagra Convention Center
Buffalo, NY

Thursday, October 6th – Sunday, October 9th:
New York City Comic-Con
Jacob Javits Center
New York, NY

Friday, October 28th – Sunday, October 30th
Alamo City Comic Con
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

Friday, November 11th – Sunday, November 13th
NC Comic Con
North Carolina Convention Center
Durham, NC

The year’s industry-leading celebration of your favorite superheroes takes flight in Toronto, CA at Fan Expo Canada 2016! From Thursday, September 1st through Sunday, September 4th, join Valiant at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for a weekend packed with programming, merchandise, and the best-reviewed comics in the industry!

Visit Booth #838 all weekend long to find out why Valiant has captured the nation’s biggest headlines and highest praise – including an unprecedented 50 Harvey Award nominations – with a complete collection of trade paperbacks and hardcovers featuring Valiant’s world-class roster of superheroes and villains, including X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT REBORN, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, RAI, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER and more! Then stick around for a universe of high-flying merchandise, including t-shirts and collectibles featuring X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, and more!

Plus: Get the inside scoop on the most celebrated superhero universe in comics on Friday, September 2nd at 3:45 PM in Room #717 with Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here ­– a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters! You’ve seen the reviews, you’ve heard the buzz… Now find out why Valiant Entertainment has taken fans and critics by storm as the most acclaimed comic book publisher! Join us here for a one-of-a-kind introduction to the largest and most acclaimed independent superhero universe in comics! From X-O MANOWAR and FAITH to BLOODSHOT REBORN and DIVINITY, get the stories behind Valiant’s biggest heroes and find out where to jump on board right here with an in-depth tutorial that’s perfect for new fans!

Then, peek into the unbelievable stories charging towards your favorite superheroes on Saturday, September 3rd at 11:00 AM in Room #713 for Valiant: The Future of Valiant and Beyond! Valiant Entertainment is the most acclaimed publisher anywhere in comics today… Now, find out what’s next for powerhouse series like FAITH, GENERATION ZERO, BRITANNIA, BLOODSHOT U.S.A., HARBINGER RENEGADES, SAVAGE, and DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE right here as the future of Valiant starts here with an exclusive round of news and announcements – only at Fan Expo Canada!

As Valiant continues to skyrocket towards the top of the charts, the road to this year’s most exciting announcements, exclusives, and can’t-miss comics begins right here with one of the biggest shows of the year, only at Fan Expo Canada!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblrInstagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

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Retailer Advisory: Valiant’s Biggest Sold-Out Stories of the Summer Return with Second Printings in September!

A&A_005_SECOND-PRINT_KANOAfter Record-Setting 50 Harvey Nominations, Publisher Announces New Printings for A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5, BLOODSHOT REBORN #14, and X-O MANOWAR #47

This September, three of the summer’s biggest, most acclaimed storylines are returning to comic shops worldwide with all-new second printings!

Valiant is proud to announce that three, brand-new jumping-on points for some of the publisher’s most acclaimed series have sold out at the distributor level and will return soon with the A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 SECOND PRINTING, BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 SECOND PRINTING, and X-O MANOWAR #47 SECOND PRINTING on September 21st! Jump on board here with three all-new introductions to the acclaimed publishing line that is sweeping the 2016 Harvey Awards with a record-setting 50 nominations and find out for yourself why Valiant is the best-reviewed publisher anywhere in the industry today!

First: Love is in the air when Faith flies into the pages of Valiant’s smash-hit ongoing series for a first date that is going to sweep Archer off his feet in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 SECOND PRINTING! Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (Revival) present a landmark Valiant tale for the ages as Obadiah Archer and Faith “Zephyr” Herbert’s budding romance erupts into a romantic thrill ride that is going to change both of their lives forever! More crossbows than Sleepless in Seattle! More fistfights than The Notebook! This ain’t no ordinary team-up… It’s Archer and Faith’s first date!

Then: New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Old Man Logan, Moon Knight) and blockbuster artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) drop Valiant’s nanite-enhanced commando into a scorching trial by fire in the BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 SECOND PRINTING – re-presenting the explosive FIRST ISSUE of “BLOODSHOT ISLAND“! Live. Die. Rejuvenate. Each day, Bloodshot and his predecessors awake to find themselves hunted by the unstoppable engine of destruction called Deathmate. And each day, they die…only to begin their escape once more after the nano-technology inside them repairs their fatal injuries. As Bloodshot and his new teammates begin to understand the brutal logic behind their seaside prison, will the biggest threat to their survival be the horrors that await in the jungle around them…or each other?

Finally: The countdown to the greatest Valiant milestone of all time begins in the X-O MANOWAR #47 SECOND PRINTING – the FIRST ISSUE of “LONG LIVE THE KING”! Witness history in the making as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.) and acclaimed artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil) begin the march toward X-O MANOWAR #50 with a cataclysmic turning point that will bring our world to its knees! An unthinkable new foe has arrived on Earth… They are The Torment – and their name means death. Thought to be a legend by the Vine, they have now become Earth’s violent reality. As old as the universe itself, they have traveled for eons to reach us…in search of Aric of Dacia and the unstoppable X-O Manowar armor. Can Aric challenge a seemingly omnipotent threat with motives beyond the comprehension of mortal men? Will the armor truly be our world’s salvation, just as the Vine’s myths foretold? And is this the beginning of the end for X-O Manowar – or the beginning of something even bigger?

Ready to find out why Valiant is the publisher to beat in 2016? On September 21st, Valiant’s most talked-about moments, biggest surprises, and best-reviewed stories come back for an epic encore with three staggering single-issue blowouts in the A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 SECOND PRINTING, BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 SECOND PRINTING, and X-O MANOWAR #47 SECOND PRINTING!

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 SECOND PRINTING (JUN169075)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON (JUN169075)
Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 21 (FOC ­– 8/29/16)

BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 SECOND PRINTING (JUN169076)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover by TOMAS GIORELLO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 21 (FOC ­– 8/29/16)

X-O MANOWAR #47 SECOND PRINTING (JUN169077)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 21 (FOC ­– 8/29/16)

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First Look: Moore, Henry & LaRosa Brutalize SAVAGE #1 – Coming in November from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”!

SAVAGE_001_COVER-A_LAROSAThis fall, a new Valiant hero will be born…into a world where survival is all that counts!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside SAVAGE #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE to an all-new, VALIANT PRESTIGE format adventure forging the next great legend of the Valiant Universe! On November 30th, acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Aloha, Hawaiian Dick) and bone-breaking artists Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) begin an unrelenting and unforgiving battle in an impossibly ancient land where man no longer rules the day! With no shelter, no weapons and no escape, one family is about to come face to face with nature’s cruelest laws… Once they lose everything, what part of them will endure? Where will the man inside each of them end…and the animal begin?

Fifteen years ago, the world’s most famous soccer star and his former supermodel wife – pregnant with their unborn child – disappeared without a trace. The world believes they are dead… But, in reality, their private jet crash-landed on a mysterious, unknown island ruled by prehistoric creatures from another time…

This is the story of how they lost their humanity. This is SAVAGE!

“[There’s] something inherently frightening about a place where literally anything can happen. In a sense, simply knowing that the island exists within the Valiant Universe means there’s an unpredictable x-factor lurking out there somewhere, always capable of impacting that universe in completely unexpected ways,” writer B. Clay Moore told ComicBook.com. “Now imagine growing up inside that x-factor.”

In the tradition of DIVINITY, WAR MOTHER, and BRITANNIA, an unstoppable new force comes roaring out of the jungle and onto the frontlines of “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” right here on November 30th! Presented in the deluxe VALIANT PRESTIGE format with high-grade cover stock, custom-designed end sheets, and exclusive back matter, B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry and Lewis LaRosa keep the monsters at bay, only in SAVAGE #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Jared Fletcher (Paper Girls), and Renato Guedes (Wolverine)!

Then, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

SAVAGE #1 (of 4) (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by JARED FLETCHER
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by RENATO GUEDES
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE FORMAT | On Sale NOVEMBER 30th (FOC – 11/7/16

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