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C2E2 2015: Bloodsquirt Takes Charge in Bloodshot Reborn #5

Revealed this weekend at C2E2 2015, Valiant has revealed plans for Bloodshot Reborn #5 – a special, standalone spotlight issue unlike else you’ll read all summer! This August, journey into the tormented psyche of the man once known as Bloodshot as writer Jeff Lemire and special guest artist Raul Allen conclude Bloodshot Reborn‘s chart-topping first story arc by revealing the hallucinatory world of the cartoon sidekick called Bloodsquirt… But just what is this pint-sized killing machine and how long can it continue to destroy Bloodshot from the inside out?

The memories of the thousands of people he killed as Bloodshot aren’t the only things that haunt Ray Garrison. For months now, the specter of the Geomancer and a nightmarish cartoon known as Bloodsquirt have tormented him at every turn. First, on his television…and now in the real world…where Bloodsquirt acts out twisted fantasies that darkly mirror Bloodshot’s own violent past. Are these apparitions real or a just figment of Bloodshot’s broken psyche? And just who are the other members of Bloodsquirt’s “Squirt Squad”…and what could they possibly be planning next?

Bloodshot Reborn #5 features covers by Raul Allen, Mico Suayan, Dave Johnson, and Kano!

Plus: see Bloodsquirt come to alive with Bloodshot Reborn #5 QR VOICE VARIANT! Use any QR code smart phone application to activate Bloodsquirt’s fully animated talking action – featuring 10 unique lines of dialogue, recorded by Valiant letterer Dave Lanphear, that alternate after every use! Featuring artwork by newcomer Jay Fabares, look for this one-of-a-kind animated cover!

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
QR Voice Variant by JAY FABARES
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs.  T+ | COMING IN AUGUST!


C2E2 2015: RAI Returns to Earth in The Orphan in August

At C2E2 2015, Valiant announced the return of New Japan’s fallen guardian this August in RAI #9 – the FIRST ISSUE of The Orphan, an all-new story arc from writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clayton Crain! This summer, discover Kindt & Crain’s smash-hit series with a brand new jumping-on point as Rai finds himself exiled from the land he was once sworn to protect…and thrust into the never-before-seen corners of the Valiant Universe of 4001 A.D.!

For more than a year, Clayton Crain’s fully-painted interior art has beautifully captured the astonishing world of New Japan… Now, find out what has befallen the planet below nearly 2,000 years in the future! For the very first time, Rai will finally discover the true fate of the world New Japan left behind…and the Earth of 4001 will be revealed! Featuring all-new enemies, surprise guest stars, and first appearances, start reading here with The Orphan to find out why there is nothing else in comics like RAI!

Broken, beaten, and cast down to Earth, Rai and his allies now find themselves hunted, persecuted, and imprisoned for their failed rebellion against Father. Stranded thousands of miles from his former home, Rai is now more determined than ever to save his friends and bring down New Japan’s malevolent ruler once and for all…but how can he do that from Earth? And just what secrets will New Japan’s rising son discover as he journeys across the face of a planet scarred by his nation’s ascent to the stars?

Battle for New Japan was only the beginning! This summer, the war for the future has yet to be won… In order to defeat Father, Rai must marshal the forces of Earth and begin the long journey back toward home.

Written by MATT KINDT
Cover B by RYAN SOOK
Cover D by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
$3.99 | 32 pgs.  T+ | COMING IN AUGUST!


C2E2 2015: Ninjak: The Shadow Wars Begins in August

At C2E2 2015, Valiant announced The Shadow Wars – an all-new story arc beginning in Ninjak #6 from writer Matt Kindt and an all-star gauntlet of top artistic talents – Raul Allen, Juan Jose Ryp, Stephen Segovia, and Clay Mann! Join one of the year’s most acclaimed new series here as Ninjak begins his deadliest test yet – a one-on-one showdown with four all-new enemies…each more ruthless that the last…illustrated by a different top talent each month!

Ninjak went to Tokyo to destroy the shadowy Weaponeer arms cartel from the inside out, beginning with its secret council of shinobi masters…the Shadow Seven. Now, the world’s top super-spy is cutting his way through the four death-defying members – The Barbe, Fitzy, Fakir, and Sanguine – that stand between him and the one secret that still eludes him… Who really wields the power behind the world’s most powerful terrorist network? Who is the secret seventh member of the Shadow Seven? And what do they want with Colin King?

Plus: Ninjak’s essential second feature, The Lost Files, continues in each 40-page issue of The Shadow Wars! Also beginning in Ninjak #6, Matt Kindt and Eisner-nominated artist Butch Guice reunite to reveal how Colin King and Neville Alcott first met  – and the deadly secret Neville has kept from his most valuable field agent! The second act of The Lost Files starts here!

Featuring covers by Mico Suaya, Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Dave Johnson, Matt Kindt, and Clayton Henry, the next explosive chapter of Ninjak’s red-hot monthly series starts here!

Written by MATT KINDT
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN AUGUST!

Written by MATT KINDT
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN SEPTEMBER!

Written by MATT KINDT
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN OCTOBER!

Written by MATT KINDT
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN NOVEMBER!


TV Director Brings Diverse Sword & Sorcery Series to C2E2

Legend of the MantamajiThe brainchild of one of the hottest directors on the small screen, Eric Dean Seaton‘s Legend of the Mantamaji, with its high-flying adventure, brilliant art and fast-paced action, is landing at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, C2E2, this weekend. The series brings together diverse characters that are not tied to stereotypes and has gained the recognition of critics, fans and award committees alike. He’ll be located at Booth #136.

With ancient knights, fire swords and 3,000 year old legends, Legend of the Mantamaji is just the kind of graphic novel fantasy lovers dream of – and the kind of series that is changing the face of superheroes in comics. The series was nominated for a prestigious Glyph Comics Award.

Eric Dean Stenton C2E2Legend of the Mantamaji tells the story of Elijah Alexander, an Assistant D.A. who has learned that his childhood storybook legends are actually the true stories of his heritage and that he is the last of a race of mystical knights known as the Mantamaji. After realizing he’s only part human, Elijah struggles with the shift in his world and becomes a hunted man charged with ridding the world of an ancient evil no other Mantamaji has ever been able to defeat. The full-color, action packed series has hair-raising plot twists and smart storytelling for all superhero fans.

The books feature artwork by Brandon Palas, colorist Andrew Dalhouse, and lettering by Deron Bennett.

Magnetic Press Announce their C2E2 Plans

Magnetic Press is heading to Chicago to kick-ass and take names at this weekend’s C2E2.

The publisher will be showing and selling their full library of awesome books at booth #742! They will have copies of all of their best sellers, including their newest releases: Tom DeLonge’s Poet Anderson #1, Matteo De Longis’s Vox, Love: The Tiger, Evertold’s Daomu, and Ryan Schifrin’s The Adventures of Basil and Moebius Vol. 1But that’s not all — they’re also hosting their FIRST EVER PUBLIC PANEL at 11:15am, Friday 24th, in room S204!  They’re excited to open the show with a peek at their latest and upcoming titles, with Wasted Lands artist/creator Dave Dorman and author Austin Wilson to discuss his upcoming graphic novel Re-Pro-Duct. Plus, they will also feature free screenings of both the award-winning Poet Anderson animated short film and the live action Basil and Moebius short, “No Rest for the Wicked“, starring Zachary Levi, Ray Park, and Malcolm McDowell!!!

This awesome short film has made the festival circuits, racking up awards left and right, and they are not only showing it during their panel, but hosting it for it’s World Premiere OnlineThat’s right, if you’re unable to make it to the show, on Friday April 24th you can watch it online! It’s an action-packed 16 minutes filled with thieving scoundrels, zombie hitmen, and a kung-fu monkey (played by Crystal the Monkey, you know, from “The Hangover”…?)  It is a blast guaranteed to please!

The Marvel Booth at C2E2 – The Best Place For Signings, Giveaways and More!

This week, Marvel is taking Chicago by storm as we return to C2E2 with some of the best and brightest names in comics in tow! Over the course of the weekend, Marvel will be bringing the fan service with tons of events, signings, contests, giveaways and more! Be sure to stop by the Marvel Booth (Booth #327) throughout the show to get in on all the excitement!

Sure you’re going catch up on all the breaking news at Marvel’s epic panel lineup. But don’t miss out on the countless unforgettable events happening all weekend at the Marvel Booth (#327). Tons of giveaways (while supplies last), costume contests, and more! You’ll even have a chance to attend a signing with Stan Lee himself*!

And that’s not all because they have an all-star lineup of your favorite Marvel creators who will be signing at the booth throughout the show! Swing by for scheduled signings with Dan Slott, Charles Soule, Skottie Young, Mark Waid and many more! Check the signing schedule for scheduled appearances.


*Ticketed event. Limited number of tickets distributed at the Marvel booth as soon as the convention opens. Limit 1 per person.

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comiXology Sponsors C2E2 Artist Alley

comixology tshirt c2e2ComiXology Submit is sponsoring Artist Alley at this weekend’s C2E2 convention, and to celebrate, comiXology is giving away special limited edition posters each day of the show from April 24th through April 26th at the McCormick Center in Chicago, IL. These posters feature Fabian Rangel Jr.’s comiXology Submit smash hit Doc Unknown as rendered by superstar creator Ted Naifeh and are limited to 500 copies daily, with a new pulp color theme offered each day. Posters will be available first come, first served to those that stop by the comiXology Submit tables in Artist Alley where Rangel Jr. and Naifeh will be signing.

In addition to the poster giveaway, comiXology will also be giving away t-shirts and Kindle Fire tablets at their panels and John D. Roberts will be doing portfolio reviews in Artist Alley.

ComiXology Submit, comiXology’s digital self-publishing portal, enables comic creators and cartoonists the ability to easily reach comiXology’s global audience of comic, graphic novel, and manga fans.

See below for all the details of comiXology’s location and events at this weekend’s C2E2:

comiXology Artist Alley Tables:  Table # T2 – T6

Portfolio Reviews with John D. Roberts:  2-3 PM CST on Friday April 24th & Saturday, April 26th


ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing
Room S405a
Date: Fri. April 24
Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Join John D. Roberts (Director of comiXology Submit) along with breakout Submit creators Art Baltazar (Aw Yeah Comics), Enrica Jang (Red Stylo Media) and Fabian Rangel, Jr. (Doc Unknown) for a tell-all discussion on how you too can create, submit and reach the ranks of comiXology Submit stardom!

Comics: Where to Begin?
Room S405a
Date: Sun. April 26
Time: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Join comiXology’s marketing maven Chip Mosher, with The comiXologist Podcast hosts Matt Kolowski and Kara Szamborski, along with our comics industry special guests Nick Barrucci (Publisher of Dynamite Comics) and Stephanie Cooke (Talking Comics podcast) as they become your guides through the awesome world of comics!

This week comiXology also made it easier to find Submit titles by adding a new navigation tab on the front of their website that leads to a dedicated landing page spotlighting titles in brand new ways. Explore Submit titles that are categorized by this week’s releases, by country, by genre and even staff favorites. There will also be a spotlight each week to highlight stand out titles.

Check out the posters for C2E2 below!

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The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Heads to C2E2 2015

This weekend, the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour is bringing Bloodshot Reborn, Ninjak, Divinity, X-O Manowar, and more of Valiant’s best-selling series to C2E2 2015 – Chicago’s premier comics and pop culture convention!

From Friday, April 24th through Sunday, April 26th, join Valiant inside the South Building at McCormick Place Convention Center for a weekend packed with special guests, Valiant programming, C2E2-only exclusives and debuts, giveaways, and more!

Stop by Booth #327 to discover the best-reviewed publisher in comics today by shopping a complete collection of Valiant trade paperback and hardcover collections! Plus: don’t miss Valiant’s latest array of convention-only exclusives, beginning with the Bloodshot Reborn #1 C2E2 Exclusive Variant! Featuring an all-new cover by fan favorite artist J.K. Woodward, jump on board the acclaimed new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and visionary artist Mico Suayan right here! Then, check out two brand new Valiant t-shirt designs debuting this weekend at C2E2 2015 – including the first-ever Divinity t-shirt, featuring artwork by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, and the official Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour t-shirt, featuring the first wave of tour dates from Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration and artwork by Tom Fowler!

And look for signings all weekend long from an all-star cast of Valiant creators, including Matt Kindt, Clayton Henry, and more!

Then, join a panel of Valiant staff and creators on Friday, April 24th at 4:15 pm in Room S405b for Valiant 101: The Story Starts Here – a step-by-step panel presentation detailing the origins of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Dr. Mirage, and more of Valiant’s top heroes and villains. Looking for where to start with Valiant? This is the panel for you!

Finally, on SaturdayApril 25th at 1:30 pm in Room S403, get the inside track on all of Valiant’s silver anniversary plans with the Valiant 25th Anniversary Celebration! From Ninjak and Bloodshot Reborn to the upcoming events of Book of Death, find out what’s coming next for the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes with an all-star panel presentation featuring writer Matt Kindt, artist Clayton Henry, Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce, Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, and more!

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Make Yours Marvel at C2E2 2015 With This Awesome Panel Line Up!

Marvel ComicsPrepare yourselves, True Believers! Marvel is heading back to Chicago this weekend for C2E2 2015, and they’re bringing the biggest and the best to the convention! The hottest creators will be on hand to discuss all the happenings in the Marvel Universe and answer your questions! Plus a surprise announcement or two! Head to one of Marvel’s jam packed panels for all the news fans crave about Secret Wars and so much more! If you’ve never experienced a Marvel panel live, you don’t know what you’re missing! Featuring scheduled appearances by Jonathan Hickman, Dan Slott, Skottie Young, Charles Soule, Rick Remender and many more – it’s sure to be a year to remember. Don’t forget to bring a camera!

Plus, the Marvel Booth (Booth #327) will be the place to be all weekend with live events, creator signings, giveaways, contests and more!

Please note, all guests, times and rooms are subject to change.


Friday, April 24th

Title: MARVEL: House of Ideas

Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Location: Room S401

Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology? Then this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news about Marvel’s Infinite Comics as well as what’s happening on the Marvel Comics App, Marvel Unlimited and MORE in this can’t-miss panel hosted by Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos and other Mighty Marvel Guests!


Title: MARVEL: Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Room S401

Are you a writer or artist?  Ever dream of working for Marvel?  Do you find yourself thinking, “I could do that…if I knew how!”  Well, here’s your chance!  Join superstar writers and artists including Al Ewing (Mighty Avengers), Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man), James Robinson (Fantastic Four) and Charles Soule (Inhuman), as well as Marvel Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski and Manager of Talent Relations Rickey Purdin to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door and make your job MARVEL!


Saturday, April 25th

Title: MARVEL: Secret Wars – Last Days

Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room S401

Are these the Last Days of the Marvel Universe? Find out what happens on the road to Secret Wars with this all-star panel including  Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Editors Jake Thomas and Jon Moisan, Al Ewing (Mighty Avengers), Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man), Dennis Hopeless (Spider-Woman), Ryan Stegman (Inhumans) and Charles Soule (Inhumans)! Before a new chapter can begin, this one must end!


Title: MARVEL: Secret Wars – Battleworld

Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Location: Room S401

Welcome to Battleworld, where the Secret Wars are waged! It is here that heroes and villains clash for supremacy across the ruins of a hundred universes. Join Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Editors Jake Thomas and Jon Moisan, Charles Soule (Inhuman), James Robinson (Fantastic Four), Jonathan Hickman (Secret Wars), and other Mighty Marvel Guests to get the lowdown on Secret Wars and the Battleworld tie-ins!


Title: MARVEL: Next Big Thing

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Room S401

There’s no better place to learn about our thrilling and creatively diverse series than this panel! Don’t miss some exciting discussion of our Star Wars titles as well as the lowdown on Howard the Duck, Spider-Gwen, and more!   PLUS- a surprise announcement or two!  Panelists include Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Editors Jake Thomas and Jon Moisan, Mark Waid (Daredevil), Rick Remender (Captain America), Jason Latour (Spider-Gwen), Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck), and Ramon Perez (Hawkeye)!


Sunday, April 26th

Title: Marvel Unlimited+ MEMBERS ONLY Event*

Time: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Location: Room S403

Join Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos, and top Marvel creators including Al Ewing (Captain America & Mighty Avengers), Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man), Charles Soule (Inhuman), Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck), Ryan Stegman (Inhuman), and Jason Latour (Spider-Gwen) for a private panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe.  Get FREE merchandise, sneak peeks of upcoming comics, Q&A Session to answer all your burning questions and more surprises to be announced.  Not to be missed! Marvel Unlimited Plus Members ONLY – show your Member Card or confirmation email at the Marvel Booth for a ticket to the event.

*Panel line-up is subject to change.  Merchandise available while supplies last.  Must show official Member Card, Photo ID or order confirmation email at the door to gain entry.


Title: MARVEL: Secret Wars – Warzones!

Time: 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Location: Room S401

The future of Marvel begins here! While the Secret Wars rage, the building blocks of a new universe begin to take shape. Get the skinny on Warzones and what may be in store for the Marvel Universe with Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Editors Jake Thomas and Jon Moisan, Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man), Dennis Hopeless (Spider-Woman), and James Robinson (Fantastic Four)!

Aspen Comics Returns with Big Dog Ink for C2E2 2015

Aspen Comics will have a multi-imprint presence in Chicago from Friday, April 24th to Sunday, April 26th alongside Big Dog Ink for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2015. This is the first time Aspen will be at C2E2 since 2012.

Aspen president Frank Mastromauro will join Big Dog Ink founder Tom Hutchison, as well as Shahrazad writers Kim Hutchison and Kari Castor, at booth #706. There will also be a handful of Aspen/BDI creators available in Artist’s Alley: V Ken Marion at B11, Jordan Gunderson at K12, Nei Ruffino at P8, and Dirk Manning at H8.

C2E2 marks the premiere of Shahrazad #2, which will not be in stores until May 6th, 2015. Aspen will have a C2E2 exclusive cover for Shahrazad #2 by Ruffino available for purchase at their booth, in addition to a Fathom: Kiani #3 exclusive cover by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald. These variants will also be available as exclusive full-size art prints, in addition to two Shahrazad #2 prints by J. Scott Campbell and Mike DeBalfo.

For those who can’t make it to the convention, quantities of C2E2 exclusives will be made available online.

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