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The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Continues at WonderCon

The next stop on Valiant’s cross-country 25th Anniversary Convention Tour is WonderCon 2015!

From Friday, April 3rd through Sunday, April 5th, join Valiant at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA for a weekend packed with exclusive panel presentations, giveaways, creator signings, special guests, and more!

First, find out what the largest independent superhero universe in comics has to offer at Booth #405 by shopping a complete library of Valiant trade paperback and hardcover collections! Plus: stop by to pick up a FREE first look at Bloodshot Reborn #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and visionary storyteller Mico Suayan, in stores April 15th!

Look for signings and appearances all weekend long from an all-star cast of Valiant’s top talents, including writer James Asmus, colorist David Baron, writer Joshua Dysart, Ryan Winn, Fred Van Lente, and more!

New to the Valiant Universe? Then join a panel of Valiant staff and creators on Friday, April 3rd at 3:30pm in Room 208 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.

Then, on Saturday, April 4th at 12pm in Room 211, get the inside track on all of Valiant’s silver anniversary plans with the Valiant 25th Anniversary Celebration panel presentation! Find out what’s coming up for the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes with an all-star panel presentation featuring James Asmus, David Baron, Fred Van Lente, Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, and more!

Don’t miss all this and more as the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour continues at WonderCon 2015, celebrating one of the most talked-about publishers in comics today!

VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION TOUR POSTER – Artwork by Tom Fowler

Valiant Launches Valiant Origins

Announced at Emerald City Comicon 2015, Valiant‘s 25th Anniversary celebration continues with the debut of Valiant Origins– an all-new web series spotlighting the origins of Valiant’s biggest heroes bi-weekly across 10 animated episodes! Beginning today with release of the first episode, Valiant Origins: Bloodshot, subsequent installments will be made available every other week on Valiant’s official YouTube channel.

New to the award-winning world of the Valiant Universe? Meet the greatest heroes that Valiant has to offer here in Valiant Origins – an introductory overview of the biggest, most powerful characters from throughout the largest independent superhero universe anywhere in comics! Bloodshot. X-O Manowar. Ninjak. Livewire. Quantum and Woody. Divinity. And many more!

Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology, Bloodshot is a nearly unstoppable killing machine. Equipped with enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing, he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit – a private contractor trafficking in violence – very well. But after defying his programming and escaping his captors, Bloodshot now fights to rediscover the secret of his true identity – but remains haunted by the past that nearly destroyed him…

Diamond Select Toys & Valiant’s X-O Manowar/Bloodshot Minimates Two-Pack – Exclusively at Toys“R”Us

Two of the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe have stepped into the three dimensional world with an all-new Valiant Minimates two-pack from Diamond Select Toys, now available exclusively at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com! The alien-armored, Visigoth hero X-O Manowar and indestructible commando Bloodshot make their Minimate debut in a specially designed two-pack that comes complete with both heroes’ signature accessories, alternate parts, and an exclusive, never-before-seen Valiant comic book insert. Each Valiant Minimates two-pack also includes a free comic book digital download offer, powered by comiXology.

Born into battle, Aric of Dacia, the fifth century Visigoth now called X-O Manowar, has never known peace. Abducted and enslaved by the savage alien empire known as The Vine, Aric finally escaped his captors after stealing their ultra-powerful X-O Manowar armor and then returned to Earth…only to find that more than a thousand years had passed in his absence. Stranded in the modern day, the most primitive man on Earth now wields the most powerful weapon in existence as X-O Manowar.

Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology, 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. But after defying his programming and escaping his captors, Bloodshot now fights to rediscover to the secret of his true identity – but remains haunted by the past that nearly destroyed him.

Plus, coming to comic book stores this April, don’t miss the X-O Manowar and Bloodshot Minimates Battle-Damaged two-pack – a Previews-exclusive offering featuring combat-hardened alternative looks for two of most Valiant’s formidable heroes, from the best-selling story arcs Harbinger Wars and Planet Death!

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Valiant Teases Their Next Event, Book of Death

At Emerald City Comicon, Valiant released the below teaser image by Robert Gill. Mentioning their previous events Harbinger Wars, Unity, Armor Hunters, and The Valiant, the next event is Book of Death and hits July 2015.

SO LET IT BE WRITTEN.
SO LET IT BE DONE.

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Preview: Ivar, Timewalker #5

Timewalker! Armstrong! The Eternal Warrior The Lurker! Still confused by time travel? Don’t worry, these guys don’t understand it either…so they’re BREAKING HISTORY!

Valiant has released an advance preview of Ivar, Timewalker #5 – the FIRST ISSUE of “Breaking History,” an all-new story arc by writer Fred Van Lente and new series artist Francis Portela! Start reading here with a brand new jumping-on point on May 27th as Ivar Anni-Padda recruits a team of the time stream’s greatest hell raisers for an eons-colliding jailbreak from the end of existence itself!

Dr. Neela Sethi, the inventor of time travel has been captured by her evil future-self (because…time travel) and imprisoned at the end of the time! As the Big Crunch rapidly unmakes the universe around her, Neela faces a choice that may give her her life’s dreams…at the cost of the very universe itself. But to save her from the threat of her own future self, all hope now lies in the hands of IVAR, TIMEWALKER! But even he can’t save us alone…

What happens when history’s most jaded time traveler puts together the best team he can find to save time itself? A combination of his estranged family, including his immortal brothers ARMSTRONG and the ETERNAL WARRIOR; his inter-dimensional enemies like history’s most re-tweeted prankster THE LURKER; and a BLOODSHOT NANITE with one heck of an attitude problem! And that’s just the start of history’s most unexpected saviors.

Featuring covers by Steve Lieber, Raul Allen, Clayton Henry, and Robert Gill, come on board here with an excellent new jumping-on point!

IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5 (NEW ARC! “BREAKING HSTORY” – PART 1)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEVE LIEBER
Cover B by RAUL ALLEN
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Golden Age Variant by ROBERT GILL
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 27 (FOC – 5/4/15)

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Preview: X-O Manowar #35

X-O MANOWAR #35 (“DEAD HAND” – PART 2)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A (Overlay Wrap) by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151660)
Cover B (Wraparound) by JORGE MOLINA (FEB151661)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (FEB151662)
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP (FEB151663)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 1

DEAD HAND means death!

In the far reaches of deep space, the ultimate fail-safe of an extinct alien race has finally counted down to zero…and the robot army called DEAD HAND has been activated. The civilization that built them has fallen…and, now, to combat the doomsday threat that destroyed their world, DEAD HAND will complete the mission that their creators could not. Soulless and brutal, this billion strong legion is the phantom army of a dead world…and it will cleanse the universe by any means necessary. But what unthinkable menace were they created to destroy? And will DEAD HAND’s slow march across the galaxy spell death for countless worlds?

Soon, Aric of Dacia will be forced to confront the secrets that have pushed him to the terrible turning point that is DEAD HAND…and battle a single-minded killing machine unlike any he has seen before! Outmatched and vastly outnumbered, how can Aric stop something unstoppable…something that knows no fear, only eradication?

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Valiant Launches 25th Anniversary Convention Tour at Emerald City Comicon 2015!

VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION TOUR POSTER – Artwork by Tom FowlerThis year, Valiant is taking the silver anniversary celebration of the largest independent universe in comics on the road to visit more than a million fans in the US and Canada throughout 2015! The publisher has announced the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour – a months-long, cross-country celebration coming soon to a town near you! Beginning with Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon 2015 (ECCC) in March, the Valiant anniversary tour will be coming soon to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Calgary, and more of North America’s most exciting comic book and pop culture conventions, including:

Friday, March 27thSunday, March 29th:
Emerald City Comicon 2015

Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA

Friday, April 3rdSunday, April 5th:
WonderCon 2015

Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

Thursday, April 16thSunday, April 19th:
Calgary Expo 2015

Stampede Park
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Saturday, April 18th – Sunday, April 19th:
LA Times Festival of Books

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, April 24th – Sunday, April 26th:
C2E2 2015

South Building at McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Thursday, May 14thSunday, May 17th:
AC Boardwalk Con 2015

Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, NJ

Saturday, May 23rd – Monday, May 25th:
Denver Comic Con 2015

Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

Thursday, May 28thSunday, May 31st:
Phoenix Comicon 2015

Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 6th – Sunday, June 7th:
Special Edition: NYC 2015

Pier 94
New York, NY

Thursday, June 25th – June 28th:
Florida Supercon 2015

Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami, FL

*More dates to be added all summer long!*

The celebration of the summer begins in Seattle, WA at Emerald City Comicon 2015 (ECCC)! From Friday, March 27th through Sunday, March 29th, join Valiant at the Washington State Convention Center for a weekend packed with programming, special guests, and ECCC exclusives that can’t be found anywhere else!

Visit Booth #1803 all weekend long to revisit 25 years of Valiant history with a complete collection of trade paperbacks and hardcovers featuring the indelible heroes, volatile villains, and world-class creators that shaped Valiant into one of the most celebrated publishers in comics history.

Valiant will also be debuting two ECCC-only offerings for sale, beginning with the Ninjak #1 ECCC Exclusive Variant – featuring an all-new, never-before-seen cover by fan favorite artist Ian McGinty! Pick up the sold-out first issue of Valiant’s latest smash-hit ongoing series right here at ECCC – then get it signed by series writer and New York Times best-selling author Matt Kindt each day at the Valiant booth!

Plus: also debuting at ECCC, don’t miss the Bloodshot Reborn ECCC Exclusive Print! Before Bloodshot Reborn #1 hits shelves on April 15th, pick up this exclusive, limited edition print by artist Mico Suayan and colorist David Baron, and get it signed by Suayan, Baron, and series writer and New York Times best-selling author Jeff Lemire each day at the Valiant booth!

New to the Valiant Universe? Then join a panel of Valiant staff and creators on Friday, March 27th at 4 pm in Hall C (TCC 301) 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.

Then, on Saturday March 28th at 6pm in Hall C (TCC 301), get the inside track on all of Valiant’s silver anniversary plans with the Valiant: 25th Anniversary Celebration! The panel features an all-star panel presentation featuring writers James Asmus, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Jen Van Meter, artist Mico Suayan, and Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani!

BLOODSHOT REBORN ECCC EXCLUSIVE PRINT – Artwork by Mico Suayan NINJAK #1 ECCC EXCLUSIVE VARIANT – Artwork by Ian McGinty

Sell-Outs and New Printing Roundup

Check out some of the announced sell-outs and new printings from the past week.

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Curb Stomp #1 has sold out at the distributor level. The publisher has rushed to a second printing to fill demand. Curb Stomp #1 second print ships with a new cover by series artist Devaki Neogi.

Curb Stomp #1 2nd Printing Cover by Devaki Neogi

BOOM! has announced that Munchkin #2 has sold out at the distributor level. The publisher has rushed to a second printing to fill demand. Munchkin #2 second print ships with a new cover by Stefan Tosheff.

Munchkin #2 2nd Print Cover by Stefan TosheffValiant

Divinity #1 is going to a third printing. The new issue will hit stores April 22.

DIVINITY #1 THIRD PRINTING – Cover by Jelena Kevic-DjurdjevicNinjak #1 has sold out at the distributor level. It will see a second printing hit shelves April 22.

NINJAK #1 SECOND PRINTING – Cover by Lewis LaRosa

Preview: Bloodshot Reborn #3

Before Bloodshot Reborn #1 arrives on April 15th… get an extra-early look inside the year’s most anticipated new series right here as superstar creators Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan deliver a devastating new vision of Valiant’s most unrelenting hero!

Valiant has released an advance look inside Bloodshot Reborn #3 – the next essential chapter of the new Valiant Next ongoing series from writer Jeff Lemire and visionary storyteller Mico Suayan! On June 17th, Bloodshot’s mind-bending journey into the depths of the darkness and destruction he thought he left behind reaches a pivotal turning point as the FBI joins the pursuit – and puts Bloodshot in their crosshairs!

Bloodshot is hot on the trail of another mysterious mass-murderer – but he may find the only way to stop this madman is to do the one thing Bloodshot swore he would never do again. Can Bloodshot resist his past or will he succumb to the bloodthirsty voices in his head as they get louder…and more violent?

Featuring covers by Mico Suayan, Lewis LaRosa, Das Pastoras, and Ryan Lee.

BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JUNE 17 (FOC – 5/25/15)

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Preview: The Valiant #4 (of 4)

THE VALIANT #4 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art and Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (JAN151658)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (JAN151659)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (JAN151660)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MARCH 25

The darkness is now! The heroes of the Valiant Universe make their triumphant last stand at the end of all things as superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera bring their magnum opus to its gut-wrenching conclusion!

The Immortal Enemy has all but won and only Bloodshot and Geomancer are left to stand against his darkness. Are they willing to save humanity if it means losing their own – and each other?

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