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Preview: RAI #5 – Kindt & Crain Launch “Battle for New Japan” in December!

After multiple sell-outs and a myriad of critical acclaim, Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain are returning to the year 4001 this December for an all-new volume for the series that everyone is talking about – RAI!

Valiant has released an advance preview of RAI #5 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new story arc for the series. Written by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt with fully painted artwork by superstar artist Clayton Crain, start reading here as “Battle for New Japan” unleashes a pivotal new turning point for the spirit guardian of the rising sun!

In the aftermath of the devastating insurrection against Father’s empire, Rai must pick up the pieces as he grapples with the startling truth about Japan and his true purpose. Will Rai remain a champion of the people…or will he succumb to the same fate as the men who carried the mantle before him? And why is everyone looking at him so strangely? Go back to the future as Kindt and Crain unleash a brand new chapter for Valiant’s smash-hit ongoing series on December 3rd!

Featuring covers by Clayton Crain, David Mack, Riley Rossmo, and Glenn Fabry, RAI #5 also features a one-of-a-kind shelf cover revealing the true voice of Japan’s spirit guardian! Look for the RAI #5 QR VOICE VARIANT on shelves everywhere on December 3rd. Use any QR code smart phone application to activate Rai’s fully animated talking action!

And don’t miss the RAI #5 Plus Edition – featuring 15+ extra pages of stories and artwork that won’t be collected for the trade! Matt Kindt, Clayton Crain, and a host of special surprise guests join forces to go beyond Rai’s latest quest and into the darkest corners of Father’s futuristic empire with all-new tales of Japan’s solitary protector. The extra material presented in the RAI #5 Plus Edition will not be reprinted in trade paperback form or available digitally, so pre-order with your local comics retailer to reserve your copy today!

RAI #5 (NEW ARC – “BATTLE FOR NEW JAPAN”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (OCT141684)
Cover B by DAVID MACK (OCT141685)
Cover C by RILEY ROSSMO (OCT141686)
QR Voice Variant by MICO SUAYAN (OCT141687)
Variant Cover by GLENN FABRY (OCT141688)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3 (FOC – 11/10/14)

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Preview: The Delinquents #3 (of 4) – In Stores October 22nd, 2014!

THE DELINQUENTS #3 (of 4)

Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (AUG141725)
Board Game Variant by JUAN DOE (AUG141727)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (AUG141726)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 22nd

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!

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Valiant’s One Dollar Debuts Returns October 15th with All-New Quote Covers!

In comic shops everywhere this week, get seven of Valiant‘s greatest most beloved #1 issues for just one dollar apiece with an all-new wave of One Dollar Debuts!

Discover the best-selling, critically acclaimed first issue smashes that made Valiant one of the most adored publishers in superhero comics today.

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

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (AUG141733)

Re-presenting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 (2012)

After years of training, Obadiah Archer has been dispatched to New York City to root out and kill the infamous Great Satan of his parents’ sect. Unfortunately, dying has never been easy for Archer’s target – the hard-drinking year-old immortal known as Armstrong. Together, this unlikely pair of heroes is about to stumble headfirst into a centuries-old conspiracy that will bring the whole of ancient history crashing down on the modern day Valiant Universe. And that’s going to mean one Hell of a hangover.

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: HARBINGER #1 (NEW PRINTING)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by KHARI EVANS (AUG141734)

Re-presenting HARBINGER #1 (2012)

Read minds. Bend steel. Break all the rules. Teenager Pete Stanchek is out of work, on the skids, and – unbeknownst to him – a psionic-powered “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. Toyo Harada is a wealthy business magnate, a respected philanthropist and the most powerful harbinger of all – or so he thought. As they forge an uneasy alliance, will Harada offer Pete a chance for redemption ­– or attempt to induct him into a secret network of conspiracy, subversion and control? Pete is about to discover that he’s not alone in the world and, soon, the generation who has nothing will take on the man who has everything.

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: QUANTUM AND WOODY #1

Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by LEE GARBETT (AUG141735)

Re-presenting QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 (2013)

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. Go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming!

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: RAI #1

Written by MATT KINDT
Art& Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (AUG141736)

Re-presenting RAI #1 (2014)

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…

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: UNITY #1

Written by MATT KINDT
Art& Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (AUG141737)

Re-presenting UNITY #1 (2013)

To kill a king, he has created an army. 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!

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (AUG141738)

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

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 a weapon of incalculable destruction and become X-O Manowar!

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK 2014*

Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (AUG141739)

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

The Valiant Universe from A to Z! Discover for the very first time the untold origins and secrets of Valiant’s heroes and villains, all in one place! Featuring artwork from a “murderer’s row” of comics brightest talents: Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Clayton Henry, Bryan Hitch, Esad Ribic, and more!

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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Preview: The Valiant #1 Plus an Animated Trailer

THE VALIANT #1 (of 4)

Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141678)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (OCT141679)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (OCT141680)
B&W Sketch Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT141681)
Blank Cover also available (OCT141682)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 10 (FOC – 11/17/14)

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.

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…The Valiant.

 

Preview: Unity #0

UNITY #0

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by RAUL ALLEN (AUG141717)
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS (AUG141718)
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (AUG141719)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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!

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Preview: Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody #1 (of 5)

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

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT (AUG141704)
Wraparound Variant by OSCAR JIMENEZ (AUG141705)
Throwback Variant by M.D. BRIGHT (AUG141706)
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS (AUG141707)
Blank Cover Variant also available (AUG141708)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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?

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New York Comic Con 2014: Valiant Debuts Valiant Next – Six Epic New Series Coming in 2015!

In 2015…the story starts here!

Valiant Entertainment has announced Valiant Next – an all-new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative talents in comics today. Beginning in December with The Valiant #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera, Valiant Next continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

Following the critically acclaimed, smash-hit success of Valiant First in 2014, Valiant Next will present six new starting points perfect for readers new and old. Featuring an exciting selection of new series starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never before seen characters, Valiant Next is the NEXT epic evolution of Valiant’s best-selling, fan-favorite publishing line.

For more information on Valiant Next, join Valiant this week at New York Comic Con 2014 for the Valiant Comics: The Valiant, Rai, X-O Manowar, and Beyond panel presentation on Friday, October 10th at 12:15 pm. Featuring Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Paolo Rivera, Fred Van Lente, Robert Venditti, Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, get your first look inside each Valiant Next release right here, only at New York Comic Con!

THE VALIANT #1 (of 4)

Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art by PAOLO RIVERA
PRESTIGE FORMAT LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING DECEMBER 2014

A battle ten millennia in the making…

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…THE VALIANT.

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING JANUARY 2015

From the award-winning team that brought you ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry present a centuries-spanning race against the clock!

At this very moment in Geneva, Switzerland, history is being made. A thousand meters underground inside the Large Hadron Collider, researcher Neela Sethi is about to discover time travel – and jeopardize her life in the process.  But she doesn’t know that yet. Ten minutes from now, every deadbeat chrononaut, wannabe conqueror, and misguided protector of the timestream will be banging down her door. Good thing that the legendary Ivar, Timewalker, got there first…right?  Now it’s down to history’s most jaded, most tempestuous time traveler to stop the worst of everything that is, was, and will be…before time runs out!

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DIVINITY #1 (of 4)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
PRESTIGE FORMAT LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2015

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity -– one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist.

How long can it be before the first confrontation between mankind and DIVINITY begins?

From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine comes a shocking new vision of 21st century science fiction in an all-new prestige format limited series.

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IMPERIUM #1

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2015

A daring new superhero saga from New York Times best-selling creator Joshua Dysart – writer of of the Harvey-Award nominated series Harbinger – and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite!

Toyo Harada is the most dangerous human being on the planet. Imbued with incredible powers of the mind, he has spent his life guiding humanity from the shadows. But today he is a wanted man.  His powers are public knowledge, his allies have turned to enemies, and he is hunted by every government on the planet.

Instead of surrendering, Harada has one last unthinkable gambit to play: to achieve more, faster, and with less, he will build a coalition of the powerful, the unscrupulous and the insane. No longer content to demand a better future, he will recruit a violent legion from the darkest corners of the Earth to fight for it. The battle for utopia begins now.

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NINJAK #1

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING MARCH 2015

Then: Meet inexperienced MI-6 recruit Colin King on his first mission in the field as he learns the basics of spycraft and counterintelligence, and develops a volatile relationship with his first handler.

Now: Colin King is Ninjak, the world’s foremost intelligence operative, weapons expert, and master assassin.  And he’s hunting the Shadow Seven – a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past.

For the first time, Ninjak’s past and future collide in the pages of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clay Mann!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #1

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Colors by DAVID BARON
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING APRIL 2015

From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and red-hot rising star Mico Suayan, Valiant delivers an all-new ongoing series for Valiant’s most unrelenting hero!

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 headlong into the violence that nearly destroyed him.

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Sell-Outs and New Printing Roundup

Here’s this week’s announced sell-outs and new printings.

Marvel

Men of Wrath #1 by Jason Aaron and Ron Garney has sold out at the distributor level. The second printing will come to stores November 5.

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Oni Press

Cullen Bunn, Joëlle Jones, and Nick Filardi’s Brides of Helheim #1 has sold out and will return for a second printing. The second printing will hit shelves on November 12, the same day as the second issue.

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X-O Manowar #25 has sold out again at the distributor level and will return for a third printing! The issue features Robert Venditti, J.G. Jones, Robert Venditti, Bryan Hitch, Justin Jordan, Rafer Roberts, Tom Fowler, Sean Chen, Cary Nord, Andy Runton, and much, much more! The issue returns October 29.

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Preview: The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage #2 (of 5)

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

Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (AUG141728)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC – 9/15/14)

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!

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New York Comic Con 2014: Valiant Announces Exclusives, Programming, Signings, and More

Valiant Entertainment is taking center stage at New York Comic Con 2014 – the biggest pop culture convention on the East Coast – for a weekend packed to the brim with surprise announcements, convention-only exclusives, creator signings, and more!

From Thursday, October 9th through Sunday, October 12th, join Valiant at Booth #2028 inside the Javits Center in midtown Manhattan to shop a brand new selection of NYCC-exclusive offerings – including the limited edition X-O Manowar Urban Vinyl Figure by CKRTLAB Toys! The first in a new line of Valiant Urban Vinyl figures set to debut in 2015, the first-ever X-O Manowar stands 5.5 inches tall with 6 points of articulation and comes enhanced with a luster-rich metallic finish, “lightning sword” weapon accessory, and collectible packaging that is perfect for display.

Plus: pick up the X-O Manowar #0 NYCC Exclusive Variant, featuring an all-new cover by rising star Michael Walsh! Jump on board here and discover the untold origins of Valiant’s armored Visigoth hero with Valiant’s latest essential zero issue by acclaimed creators Robert Venditti and Clay Mann!

And that’s not all – look for signings and appearances all weekend long from some of Valiant’s biggest talents, including Robert Gill, Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, Paolo Rivera, Michael Walsh, Fred Van Lente, Robert Venditti, and many more!

Then, on Friday, October 10th at 12:15 PM, join an all-star panel of guests for the Valiant Comics: The Valiant, RAI, X-O Manowar and Beyond panel presentation! This winter, superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera launch the year’s most anticipated new series with The Valiant…but what happens next? Find out here as Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, Paolo Rivera, Fred Van Lente, Robert Venditti, Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani lead off an exclusive round of news and announcements, right here at New York Comic-Con!

And the action continues on Saturday, October 8th at 8 PM as Valiant brings the superstar creative team behind THE VALIANTJeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera – to New York’s famous St. Marks Comics for an exclusive post-show signing, featuring free The Valiant: First Look preview editions, and more!

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