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Valiant Entertainment and Visionbooks Partner for Animated Digital Comic Books

visionbooksVisionbooks has announced a new partnership agreement with award-winning comic book publisher, Valiant Entertainment. Launching today with the release of X-O Manowar #1-4 on the Visionbooks app, relive the best-selling first story arc of Valiant’s alien-armored Visigoth hero as realized by Visionbooks’ groundbreaking digital animation process.

Visionbooks transforms two-dimensional comic books into a digital animation experience. By combining traditional comics with cutting-edge technology, Visionbooks creates dimensional action like explosions, smoke, weather, character conflicts and action, all within static comic panels.

From New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, X-O Manowar is the acclaimed series that relaunched Valiant’s publishing line in 2012 to critical and commercial success.

You can check out the first issue totally free of charge right now.

In addition to Valiant Entertainment, Visionbooks’ current partnerships include: Asylum Press, Arcana, Real Interface Studios, A.P.N.G. Enterprises, Vanquish Interactive, Pavesio and Cavalletto.

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Preview: The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage #1 (of 5)

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) (VALIANT FIRST)

Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (JUL141476)
Blank Cover Variant also available (JUL141477)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 9/3/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

Death was just the beginning…

Doctor Mirage talks to the dead…but the only spirit Shan Fong can’t find is that of her late husband, Hwen. Instead, America’s favorite semi-retired paranormal investigator is haunted and raw, using her gift to solve homicides and bring peace to the recently bereaved. But when a big-time occultist with a classified military past hires her for a special job, Shan discovers a lead that might close the greatest mystery she’s ever tackled – how to get Hwen back. Now, Doctor Mirage must enter the undiscovered country and cross all the realms of the underworld, if she has any hope of rescuing the man she loves…or be forever lost beyond the earthly plane.

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Archer & Armstrong Headed to the Big Screen

AA_001_CVR.1Valiant Entertainment this week announced that they are adapting their award-winning comic book series, Archer & Armstrong, into a feature film. Valiant has partnered with the Sean Daniel Company for the production and has funded a script from writer BenDavid Grabinski. The film will be produced by Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, and Dinesh Shamdasani.

Archer & Armstrong is an action-adventure/buddy comedy colliding a drunk, delinquent immortal who has given up on saving the world and the idealistic young man who needs him for a globetrotting quest to stop history’s oldest conspiracy from toppling modern civilization.

Co-created by former Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter, and legendary comics creators Barry Windsor-Smith and Bob LaytonArcher & Armstrong first appeared in 1992 and quickly became one of the most successful comic book franchises in history, selling more than 4.5 million copies worldwide.

Most recently, Valiant re-launched the property with a new series in 2012 to an immediate worldwide sell-out and rave reviews. The series’ debut issue garnered three printings; earned numerous awards and accolades; and was named as one of the Best Comics of 2012 by Crave Online and Bloody Disgusting, as one of the Best Comics of 2013 by Comic Book Resources, and was nominated for Best New Comic Series of 2012 by IGN.

The company previously announced that Shadowman, another award-winning franchise from Valiant’s library of more than 1,750 comic book characters, was being adapted into a feature film. Screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski has been hired to adapt Shadowman with Valiant funding and producing alongside the Sean Daniel Company. Additionally, Bloodshot – another Valiant property with sales in excess of 7 million copies to date – has been optioned by Sony Pictures with Matthew Vaughn attached and a script by Jeff Wadlow. Valiant has partnered with Original Film for the project. Neal Moritz, Toby Jaffe and Dinesh Shamdasani are producing.

“We couldn’t have more apt partners than Sean Daniel – who, as an executive at Universal, shepherded the seminal movies in the genre in BLUES BROTHERS, MIDNIGHT RUN, and ANIMAL HOUSE – and BenDavid Grabinski, who just turned in a truly awesome adaptation,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “We’re bringing the same quality and creativity that established our success in comics to our film and television adaptations. SHADOWMAN, BLOODSHOT, and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG are just the beginning.”

Preview: The Delinquents #1 (of 4)

THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST)

Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (JUN141487)
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (JUN141488)
Board Game Variant by JUAN DOE (JUN141489)
Variant Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (JUN141490)
Blank Cover Also Available (JUN141491
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 8/20/14 (FOC – 7/28/14

Confrontation! Devastation! Inebriation! (And the lost secret of the hobos too!) Oh dear God no, you’d better get out of the way…because here come the Delinquents!

Quantum and Woody are the world’s worst superhero team. Archer & Armstrong are a mismatched pair of conspiracy-busting adventurers. When a mysterious force collides these ill-suited and irresponsible “heroes” for a cross-country race through the darkest corners of American mythology, all hell is bound to break loose. Can two busted pairs become four of a kind in time to defeat the Hobo King, save the day, and make it back home in time for happy hour? Let’s hope so…’cause these guys make a really, really bad team. (And you don’t even want to know about the goat.)

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Preview: Archer & Armstrong #22

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #22 (“AMERICAN WASTELAND” – PART 3)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by SHAWN CRYSTAL (MAY141664)
Cover B by MICHAEL WALSH (MAY141665)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale 7/23/14

THE END IS NEAR!

Archer and Armstrong have survived their stay in the Hotel California, but now they are at the mercy of the Church of Retrology and the despicable Lizard King! What does this disgraced former rock star have in store for our dysfunctional duo, and what secret does he hold that has affected celebrities (both living and dead) for untold decades?

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Valiant in October 2014

Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 (of 5)

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT
Wraparound Variant by OSCAR JIMENEZ
Throwback Variant by M.D. BRIGHT
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS
Blank Cover Variant also available

The most demanded return in comics is finally here! The original Quantum and Woody are back! Legendary creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright return to one of the most acclaimed series of the modern era for an all-new mini-series event!

Whatever happened to the world’s worst superhero team? Twenty years past their prime, the unlikely crime-fighting duo known as Quantum and Woody (not a couple) have long since parted ways…until a middle-aged Quantum suddenly reappears with a brand-new teenage partner. Now Woody is out to break up the all-new, all-different Quantum and Woody and put an end to Quantum’s recklessness…just as Quantum takes on a life-or-death personal mission for national security. Can these former friends set aside their differences…and their age…and their numerous health difficulties…to join forces one last time without driving each other crazy?

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CAFU
Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN

The fallout of the summer’s blistering crossover event starts now – and no hero can escape what happens next!

The ARMOR HUNTERS invasion has passed, leaving massive casualties and a fractured populace in its wake.  Don’t miss the epilogue to Robert Venditti’s galaxy spanning epic, ARMOR HUNTERS, in the book that will set a new status quo for all of your favorite heroes! Find out here as X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, BLOODSHOT, THE HARBINGER RENEGADES and many more forge a new frontline of defense for the people of Earth!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | ON SALE OCTOBER 1st

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X-O MANOWAR #0

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAY MANN
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by CLAY MANN
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH

Lock missiles and ZERO in on the can’t–miss origin of Aric of Dacia, a.k.a. X-O MANOWAR!

After narrowly surviving the events of ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O Manowar (or what’s left of him) must look to the future, but, to do so, Aric must first learn the startling secret of his past. Be here in October and learn the TRUE, violent origin of Visigoth life under the brutality of the Roman Empire.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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UNITY #0

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

Before X-O Manowar… Before Ninjak… The world was changed in the trenches…

The unbreakable all-star superteam known as UNITY has saved the planet, and the world is in its debt…but is this the first time a band of exceptional heroes and soldiers has rescued humanity from a doomsday threat? The Eternal Warrior remembers, and, one hundred years ago, behind a curtain of barbed wire and corpses, he led another team of valiant champions on a life-or-death mission that changed the very course of history. Now, for the first time, find out why the world needs UNITY…and why there has always been one to stand against the threats no ordinary team could match!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 (of 5)

Written by JEN VAN METER
Art & Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

Descent and peril!

Leaving her mortal body in deadly danger, the spirit of Dr. Mirage is about to enter the afterlife’s web of worlds, and begin the fight to win back a partner she thought she’d lost forever. But enemies lie in wait everywhere, and while demons and beasts besiege Mirage in the spirit world, an unexpected new eruption of evil threatens her life on Earth!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 (ANNIVERSARY HULLABALOO!)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE, RAY FAWKES, JUSTIN JORDAN, DONNY CATES & ELIOT RAHAL, JOEY ESPOSITO and MORE!
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, SHAWN CRYSTAL, MICHAEL WALSH, BARRY KITSON, and MORE!
Cover A by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover B by SHAWN CRYSTAL
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ
Throwback Variant by JIM CALAFIORE
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH

IT ALL ENDS HERE…SERIOUSLY…THIS TIME IT LITERALLY ALL ENDS HERE. (MAYBE?!)

Be here front and center as the original creative team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry lead off a 48-page A&A hollapalooza honoring Valiant’s most dysfunctional duo!  Plus: the offi cial Archer & Armstrong drinking game! Armstrong’s fi rst drink! A very special Timewalker adventure! And much more!

Featuring a who’s who of funnybook madcappery with all-new stories and shenanigans from Donny Cates (Buzzkill), Shawn Crystal (Deadpool), Ray Fawkes (Batman: Eternal), Justin Jordan (Dead Body Road), Barry Kitson (Empire), Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers), and many, many more!

$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 29th

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THE DELINQUENTS #3 (of 4)

Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Board Game Variant by JUAN DOE
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS

GET DELINQUENT!

As the road trip from hell enters its penultimate pit stop, our curious cuatro must make a choice that will FOREVER CHANGE THE WORLD…or at least change the course of HOBO HISTORY as we know it! With only a mysterious ass-map (yes, we said ass-map!) to guide them, Archer and Armstrong and Quantum and Woody are about out to discover the HOLE of America…uncover the secrets of their mysterious benefactor…and take down corporate America while they’re at it! It’s independent comics, we can do whatever we want, baby!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 22nd

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BLOODSHOT #24

Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by WILL ROSADO
Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE

Russian super-spies don’t die easy!

Deep in the biting cold of a former Soviet state, a mysterious cell of sleeper agents – their minds clouded, but their bodies genetically enhanced – are wreaking havoc and inching the region toward war. Forced into a fight he never wanted, Bloodshot is about to discover the shocking secret of their agenda…and, when faced with the might of their unstoppable power, will meet an enemy eerily similar to himself…

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 1st

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HARBINGER: OMEGAS #3 (of 3)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by GLENN FABRY

Cold war no more!

Peter Stanchek. Toyo Harada. The two most destructive superpowers in the world — literally — have come to a reckoning of will, and in the fallout of their cataclysmic conflict, each will come to grips with a world in which the other is free…and unchecked. Their former families, the Harbinger Foundation and the Renegades, lie in shards around them. What will stop these men — either of them — from reducing the world to ashes?

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 29th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 (NEW PRINTING)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

Re-presenting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 (2012)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: HARBINGER #1 (NEW PRINTING)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI

Re-presenting HARBINGER #1 (2012)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: QUANTUM AND WOODY #1

Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK

Re-presenting QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 (2013)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: RAI #1

Written by MATT KINDT
Art& Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Re-presenting RAI #1 (2014)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: UNITY #1

Written by MATT KINDT
Art& Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

Re-presenting UNITY #1 (2013)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: X-O MANOWAR #1 (NEW PRINTING)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ESAD RIBIC

Re-presenting X-O MANOWAR #1 (2012)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK 2014*

Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

Re-presenting FCBD 2014: VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK #1 (2014)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

*RETAILER INCENTIVE: FOR EACH ONE DOLLAR DEBUT ORDERED, RECEIVE ONE COPY OF THE ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: VALIANT HANDBOOK 2014 FREE

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RAI VOL. 1: WELCOME TO NEW JAPAN TPB

Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

JAPAN IN THE 41st CENTURY!

The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai. They say he can appear out of nowhere. They say he is a spirit…the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed…and his own long-lost humanity…

Collecting RAI #1-4 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage), start reading to discover an astonishing new vision of the future that Comic Book Resources calls “an immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics.”

$9.99 | T+ | 112 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 1st
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ISBN: 9781939346414

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SHADOWMAN DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1 HC

Written by JUSTIN JORDAN and PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER, LEE GARBETT, NEIL EDWARDS, MICO SUAYAN, LEWIS LAROSA, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, and DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

An oversized deluxe hardcover collecting the best-selling origin and debut of Shadowman by acclaimed creators Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode), Patrick Zircher (Futures End), and more of comics’ top talents!

There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from the dark realm known as Deadside. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?

Collecting SHADOWMAN #0-10, the Shadowman Deluxe Editon oversized hardcover also comes packed with more than 20+ pages of bonus features, including covers, character designs, and process art by Patrick Zircher (Iron Man), Lee Garbett (Loki: Agent of Asgard), Mico Suayan (Harbinger), Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), and many more!

$39.99 | T+ | 336 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 22nd
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ISBN: 9781939346438

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THE COMPLETE QUANTUM AND WOODY CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST witH BRIAN AUGUSTYN
Art by M.D. BRIGHT with CHARLIE ADLARD, KEITH GIFFEN, OSCAR JIMENEZ, KEVIN KOBASICK, and BART SEARS
Cover by M.D. BRIGHT

The seminal series by Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright collected in its entirety for the very first time – with more than 50 pages of extras and bonus material!

Sometimes the best friends make the worst partners. Once inseparable, childhood friends Eric Henderson and Woody Van Chelton haven’t seen each other in years. Reunited by the mysterious deaths of their research scientist fathers, the unlikely duo find themselves stuck together all over again when a catastrophic lab accident transforms their bodies into pure energy – energy that will completely dissipate if they don’t “klang!” their control bands together every 24 hours!

Now, armed with an array of high tech gadgets…and two horribly mismatched personalities…and a goat for a sidekick…this pair of misfits has has decided to set the world straight as the world’s worst superhero team, Quantum and Woody…if they can manage to quit fighting each other first.

Now, for the first time in one complete volume, discover the defining masterwork of legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deadpool) and M.D. Bright (Green Lantern, Iron Man) as the complete, classic Quantum and Woody gets the deluxe oversized omnibus treatment!

Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY (1997) #0, 1–21 and #32, THE GOAT: H.A.E.D.U.S. #1, and X-O MANOWAR (1996) #16 (guest-starring Quantum and Woody), as well as the original backup stories from the QUANTUM AND WOODY trade paperback collections, and the never-before-collected story “Thunk,” along with rarely seen sketches, character designs and process art from inside the Valiant vaults!

$99.99 | T+ | 624 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th
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ISBN: 9781939346360

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Preview: Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1 (of 3)

ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) (VALIANT FIRST)

Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Chromium & Standard Edition Cover by PHILIP TAN* (MAY141644/MAY141643)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY141645)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAY141646)
CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
32 pgs. | T+ | On sale 7/23/14

The hunters become the hunted!

With the major capitals of Earth under siege by the Armor Hunters, the world’s most dangerous weapon has decided to come in from the cold – and into the service of the top-secret Military Extraterrestrial Reconnaissance Outpost (M.E.R.O.)! But when one of the Armor Hunters’ own stages an extraterrestrial jailbreak inside of M.E.R.O.’s fortified command center, the nanite-enhanced commando known as Bloodshot will become the last thing standing between the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers and a classified arsenal of secret weapons far too deadly for human hands!

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SDCC 2014: Valiant and CBLDF Team Up for Exclusive Gilbert Hernandez HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant

Valiant is a proud supporter of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), and is doing so with the Harbinger #25 SDCC Liberty Variant, a limited edition release of July’s 48-page anniversary spectacular that features a brand new cover by Harvey Award-winning cartoonist and industry icon Gilbert Hernandez! Debuting this July exclusively at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, the Harbinger #25 SDCC Liberty Variant will be limited to 750 copies and feature Hernandez’s first-ever rendition of the Harbinger Renegades, Valiant’s best-selling teenage superteam.

In addition to a new cover by Hernandez on behalf of CBDLF, the 48-page Harbinger #25 milestone issue also features contributions from a star-studded roster of comics talents, including a lead story by the founding creative team of Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans, and new stories and artwork from Vivek J. Tiwary, Lewis LaRosa, Dan Goldman, Clayton Henry, Justin Jordan, Rafer Roberts, Lucy Knisley, and Barry Kitson.

To celebrate this milestone collaboration, CBLDF will host a group signing at Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 26, during which Hernandez will sign copies of the Harbinger #25 SDCC Liberty Variant alongside New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart, New York Times best-selling writer and Eisner nominee Vivek J. Tiwary, and acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley. The signing will begin at 12:00 P.M. PT sharp at CBLDF booth #1920 inside the San Diego Convention Center.

Hernandez’s Harbinger #25 SDCC Liberty Variant will be available exclusively at the CBLDF’s booth (#1920) inside the San Diego Convention Center and via the CBLDF website. All proceeds will directly benefit the First Amendment legal and education work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, an organization that works to protect the freedom to read.

Valiant Entertainment has been a supporter of CBLDF since 2012, and a Corporate Member of the Fund since 2013. This marks the second variant cover Valiant has created as a Comic-Con International exclusive for the fund.

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Before The Valiant – Read Each Valiant #1 Issue for FREE on comiXology!

VALIANT_001_COVER_RIVERAIn celebration of The Valiant, Valiant has announced that the publisher is making nine of its biggest #1 issues available as FREE downloads on comiXology for the month of July!

From now through July 31st, jump on board each of Valiant’s award-winning, fan favorite ongoing series with an all-access pass to some of the publisher’s most acclaimed #1 debuts – completely FREE for a limited time and featuring contributions from some of the premier storytellers in comics today, including James Asmus, Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Joshua Dysart, Trevor Hairsine, Matt Kindt, Cary Nord, Greg Pak, Robert Venditti, and many, many more!

From Archer & Armstrong to X-O Manowar, now is your chance to discover each of Valiant’s best-selling series with a complete array of FREE #1 milestones from across the Valiant library, including:

• ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 by Fred Van Lente & Clayton Henry

It’s history in the breaking! Eighteen-year-old adventurer Obadiah Archer and the immortal miscreant currently called Armstrong will have to work together if modern civilization is to stand any chance of surviving a centuries-old conspiracy that stretches from the catacombs beneath Wall Street to the heights of the Himalayas!

• BLOODSHOT #1 by Duane Swierczynski & Manuel Garcia

Heroes aren’t born…they’re built. Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology, the walking weapon of mass destruction now known as Bloodshot has escaped his handlers at Project Rising Spirit and vowed to bring war down up his masters…but first he’ll have to figure out where the programming ends and the real “him” begins.

• ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 by Greg Pak & Trevor Hairsine

Soldier. Guardian. Warrior. Legend. Across ten millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda has traversed the darkest, most mysterious corners of history. But the horror and bloodshed of constant warfare has finally taken its toll on the man who vowed to serve the Earth as its Eternal Warrior…and soon his oath will bring an ancient war roaring down on modern day.

• HARBINGER #1 by Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans

Read minds. Bend steel. Break all the rules. Runaway teenager Peter Stanchek is on a dangerous path. Skipping across the country in a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, Peter is quickly realizing that he’s a telekinetically powered “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. His first lesson? All power comes with a price.

• QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 by James Asmus & Tom Fowler

KLANG! Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime.

• RAI #1 by Matt Kindt & Clayton Crain

Japan in the 41st century! The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai.

• SHADOWMAN #1 by Justin Jordan & Patrick Zircher

There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must accept the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. 

• UNITY #1 by Matt Kindt & Doug Braithwaite

The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most lethal, most volatile, most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon. Kill X-O Manowar!

• X-O MANOWAR #1 by Robert Venditti & Cary Nord

Born into battle, Aric of Dacia – heir to the throne of the Visigoth people – has never known peace. After a brutal encounter with a mysterious enemy known as The Vine leaves him a prisoner on an alien world, the only hope Aric has of returning to his family and saving them from slavery is to seize armored suit capable of incalculable destruction and become X-O Manowar! 

Start at the beginning with all nine of these best-selling #1 milestones today at comiXology, then get ready for THE VALIANT – an all-new prestige format mini-series coming in December from all-star creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera! An entirely self-contained comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.

Preview: A First Look at The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage #1 – Coming in September

Valiant has released an advance preview of The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage #1 (of 5) – the next must-read series from Valiant First by Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre with a cover by visionary artist Travel Foreman! On September 3rd, death will be just the beginning when Valiant’s spirited occult adventurer goes beyond and back for a breathtaking, heartbreaking journey into realms of the unknown!

Doctor Mirage talks to the dead…but the only spirit Shan Fong can’t find is that of her late husband, Hwen. Instead, America’s favorite semi-retired paranormal investigator is haunted and raw, using her gift to solve homicides and bring peace to the recently bereaved. But when a big-time occultist with a classified military past hires her for a special job, Shan discovers a lead that might close the greatest mystery she’s ever tackled – how to get Hwen back. Now, Doctor Mirage must enter the undiscovered country and cross all the realms of the underworld, if she has any hope of rescuing the man she loves…or be forever lost beyond the earthly plane.

Plus: for Valiant’s dedicated pullbox subscription customers, delve deep into the dark world of Dr. Mirage with the special expanded The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage #1 Plus Edition – available only in comic shops and featuring more than 15 extra pages of all-new stories and artwork that won’t be collected for the trade! Discover what awaits in the realms of Deadside and beyond with Jen Van Meter’s guide to the worlds beyond our reality; an all-new comic story starring a World War II-era occult secret agent at the heart of Mirage’s quest; a handbook-style guide to the shadowy citizens, soul-eating beasts, and malevolent demons of the netherworld; and much more!

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (JUL141476)
Blank Cover Variant also available (JUL141477)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 9/3/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION
$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 9/3/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

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