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Sell-Outs and New Printing Roundup

Check out some of this week’s announced sell-outs and new printings!

BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios has announced that the sci-fi thriller Arcadia #1 has sold out at the distributor level. The publisher has rushed to a second printing to fill demand.

Alex Paknadel and Eric Scott Pfeiffer make their comics debut with this sprawling sci-fi thriller. When 99% of humankind is wiped out by a pandemic, four billion people are “saved” by being digitized at the brink of death and uploaded into Arcadia, a utopian simulation in the cloud.

Arcadia #1 second print ships with a new cover by series artist Eric Scott Pfeiffer and it is anticipated to be in stores on June 10th.

Arcadia #1 Cover by Eric Scott Pfeiffer

Dark Horse

Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook’s Harrow County #1 has sold out and will receive a second printing. Featuring a new cover by Crook, the new printing will give even more readers a chance to visit “the town that will make your skin crawl.” The second printing will be on sale June 1.

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Valiant

Valiant has sent out an advisory that the fourth printing of Divinity #1 will be allocated due to reorder demand. This also means that a fifth printing will be sent to printers. The fourth printing will hit shelves on May 27th, the same day as Divinity #4. The fifth printing will hit shelves June 17th.

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?

The series written by Matt Kindt and artist Trevor Hairsine has been fantastic with every issue. This series will be key as Divinity will step into the pages of other series including the upcoming Imperium #7.

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Preview: Ivar, Timewalker #5

IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5 (NEW ARC! “BREAKING HISTORY” – PART 1)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEVE LIEBER (MAR151589)
Cover B by RAUL ALLEN (MAR151590)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR151591)
Golden Age Variant by ROBERT GILL (MAR151592)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 27

BREAKING HISTORY – PART ONE!

A little confused by time travel? Don’t worry, these guys don’t really understand it either. So they’re BREAKING HISTORY! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and rising star Francis Portela (Green Lantern Corps) kick off an all-new arc of the series that io9 calls “impressively shocking”!

Dr. Neela Sethi, the inventor of time travel is captured by her evil future-self (because…time travel) and tempted to give into her rage and become the woman who may destroy history! 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 take heart, inhabitants of the very universe itself, because all of our hopes lie 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, like 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 are just the start of history’s most unexpected saviors. The plot to save history begins here, so don’t worry! …Well, maybe you should worry a little.

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Preview: Divinity #4 (of 4)

DIVINITY #4 (of 4)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR151606)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (MAR151607)
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN (MAR151608)
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE (MAR151609)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MAY 27

This is it! The mind-bending, reality-altering reveal of what happened to turn a long-lost Russian cosmonaut into the godlike being known as DIVINITY!

But there are some things even gods can’t do – a lesson that DIVINITY may not learn easily. Can the super-powered heroes of the world contain the rage of a mad god? The earth-shattering conclusion to Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine’s sci-fi epic will have long-term ramifications for the entire Valiant Universe!

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Valiant’s Divinity #1 Fourth Printing Gets Allocated

Valiant has sent out an advisory that the fourth printing of Divinity #1 will be allocated due to reorder demand. This also means that a fifth printing will be sent to printers. The fourth printing will hit shelves on May 27th, the same day as Divinity #4. The fifth printing will hit shelves June 17th.

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?

The series written by Matt Kindt and artist Trevor Hairsine has been fantastic with every issue. This series will be key as Divinity will step into the pages of other series including the upcoming Imperium #7.

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Valiant Entertainment Renews Distribution Deal with Diamond

DIAMOND_logo_webDiamond Comic Distributors has announced that Valiant Entertainment has renewed its distribution agreement, making Diamond the worldwide distributor of Valiant’s comics and graphic novels within comic book specialty and book markets worldwide.

Valiant-Logo-Red_primary_webCelebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Valiant is one of the most successful comic book publishing companies in the history of the medium with more than 81 million comics sold and a library of more than 2,000 distinct characters. Established by a brain trust of legendary comics creators including Jim Shooter, Bob Layton and Barry Windsor-Smith, Valiant’s heroes and villains inhabit the largest independently owned superhero universe anywhere in comics.

Re-established as Valiant Entertainment with a best-in-class management team that includes Chairman Peter Cuneo, CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, COO & CFO Gavin Cuneo, President of Licensing, Promotions & Ad Sales Russell A. Brown, and Publisher Fred Pierce, the company has returned to great commercial and critical success, winning a Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year and numerous industry awards and accolades. Valiant’s titles consistently rate among the best reviewed in comics.

In 2015, Valiant launched a new wave of best-selling hit series to multiple sell-outs and widespread critical acclaim, including The Valiant by New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt with art by Eisner Award-winner Paolo Rivera; Ivar, Timewalker by New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente with art by Clayton Henry; Divinity by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt with art by Trevor Hairsine; Imperium by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart with art by Doug Braithwaite; Ninjak by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt with art by Clay Mann and Butch Guice; and Bloodshot Reborn by New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire with art by Mico Suayan.

The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Descends on Phoenix Comicon 2015!

Next weekend, the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour is bringing Valiant’s award-winning publishing line to Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, AZ – and they’ve got a weekend filled with special guest creators, panels, new merchandise, and more in store for the valley of the sun!

From Thursday, May 28th through Sunday, May 31st, join Valiant at Booth #7058/7060 inside the Phoenix Convention Center where fans can shop a complete collection of Valiant trade paperback and hardcover collections! Then check out their latest and greatest selection of sold-out new series and more – still available at the Valiant booth, alongside a brand new selection of Valiant t-shirt designs with styles featuring Bloodshot, Divinity, the Harbinger Renegades, Ninjak, X-O Manowar, and many more!

Plus: don’t miss your last chance to browse a limited supply of convention-only exclusives from this summer’s Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour – featuring limited edition copies of Ninjak #1, Bloodshot Reborn #1, Dead Drop #1, and more!

And look for superstar colorist David Baron signing all weekend at the Valiant booth! This is your chance to get up close with one of the top colorists in comics today.

Then: new to Valiant Comics? Join a panel of Valiant staff and creators on Friday, May 29th at 1:30 pm ET in Room North 231 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!

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Valiant in August 2015

BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover C by KANO
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

A new dark age of the Valiant Universe draws nearer as the events foretold in the Geomancer’s BOOK OF DEATH unfold!

Convinced the unnatural disasters tearing our world apart are a direct result of the new Geomancer’s arrival, the combined forces of the Valiant Universe are forced to confront the Eternal Warrior about his new charge. But to prevent civilization from falling into a new Dark Age, the Eternal Warrior won’t go down without a fight! Valiant architect Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and rising star Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER) bring you the next chapter in the summer blockbuster that promises to alter the Valiant Universe as you know it! Plus: new visions of the future that awaits – illustrated by superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (IMPERIUM)!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 19

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BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by CLAY MANN
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS

So let it be written, so let it be done…

In the ruins of his mansion, Colin King hunkers down as the last living member of Unity after the Third Armor Hunt – or so he thinks. A visit from an old friend and a peace offering present the chance for Ninjak to break the cycle of death and escape the horrible fate foretold in the Book of the Geomancer. Will he betray his dead friends or will THE FALL OF NINJAK come to pass and give rise to a very familiar future…

The superstar team that brought you DIVINITY – New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine – reunite to reveal an essential new chapter of BOOK OF DEATH, ripped from the future of the Valiant Universe!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 26

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BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #2 (of 4)*

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP

Watch a legend be born before your eyes as the saga of the Earth’s first Geomancer continues!

New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and breakout artist Juan Jose Ryp (Clone) reveal the hidden story of the Valiant Universe’s beginnings as Earth’s protector enters a world of war, ruin and fire at the far end of pre-history!

*INCENTIVE | 24 pgs.| T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 19

ATTENTION FANS – BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER:
• SPECIAL ALL-NEW LIMITED SERIES!
• QUANTITIES WILL BE LIMITED!
• NOT FOR SALE DIGITALLY!
• WON’T BE COLLECTED FOR THE TRADE!
• ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER HOW TO ORDER!

ATTENTION RETAILERS – BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER:
PLEASE SEE THE DIAMOND DAILY OR VALIANT RETAILER EMAIL TO FIND OUT HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THIS LIMITED RATIO INCENTIVE. QUANTITIES WILL BE BASED ON ORDERS OF BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4).

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #5

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN
QR Voice Variant by JAY FABARES
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by KANO

EVIL-DOERS, BEWARE… BLOODSQUIRT IS TAKING CHARGE!

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. Are they real or a just figment of Bloodshot’s broken psyche? And just who are the other members of the Bloodsquirt’s squad…and what are they planning next? Follow New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT) and special guest artist Raul Allen (Hawkeye) down the rabbit hole right here for an essential chapter of the “Colorado” epic!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 5

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NINJAK #6 (NEW ARC! “THE SHADOW WARS” – PART 1)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RAUL ALLEN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “THE SHADOW WARS” START NOW!

WHO ARE THE SHADOW SEVEN? That’s the question Ninjak was sent to answer when he was dispatched to destroy terrorist organization Weaponeer from the inside out. As the mysterious new enemies make their move, he’s on a globe-spanning race against time to stop their machinations. Plus: discover how Colin King and Neville Alcott first met – and the deadly secret Neville has kept from Colin as NINJAK: THE LOST FILES continue…and Matt Kindt, Raul Allen, and Butch Guice begin a pivotal new chapter of the year’s smash-hit new series!

$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 26

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RAI #9 (NEW ARC! “THE ORPHAN” – PART 1)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by RYAN SOOK
Cover C by RILEY ROSSMO
Cover D by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! RAI FALLS TO EARTH IN…”THE ORPHAN”!

Superstar creative team Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain return to their one-of-a-kind vision for the future…but will the titular hero? Broken, beaten, and cast down to Earth, Rai’s allies now find themselves hunted, persecuted, and imprisoned for their failed rebellion against Father. Rai is determined to save his friends and bring down Father once and for all–but how can he do that from Earth? And will he survive the journey?

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 19

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X-O MANOWAR #39 (NEW ARC! “EXODUS” – PART 1)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by CAFU
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “EXODUS” BEGINS NOW!

Aric of Dacia is X-O Manowar, hero to humanity, leader of the remaining Visigoths, and a husband about to start a new family. He is also the bearer of Shanhara, and tantamount to a God in the eyes of the alien race known as the Vine. Now, in the aftermath of DEAD HAND, the Vine need a new home and have chosen Earth – tearing Aric between two races that worship him, but each despise one another. New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye) unite here to begin a bold and tragic new era in the life of X-O Manowar!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 12

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IMPERIUM #7

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN

Harada’s team of “BROKEN ANGELS” confront…DIVINITY!

The telepathic mastermind. The alien assassin. The mercenary super-soldier. The mad scientist. And the killer robot with a soul. Toyo Harada has collected the monsters that will make his vision of world peace a reality. Now he pursues the most difficult and desirable asset of all – the spaceman with all the powers of a god – the outcast who can rewrite reality with a thought – the man who is no longer a man – the all-powerful being who is simply called Divinity.

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 5

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IVAR, TIIMEWALKER #8

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by STEVE LIEBER
Modern Age Variant by ROBERT GILL

“BREAKING HISTORY” IS ALL OVER!

It all comes down to this! Ivar and his brothers – Gilad, the Eternal Warrior, and Armstrong – have led a suicide mission to rescue Neela Sethi and time itself. Now, as Oblivi-1 grows in power and threatens to destroy the very universe, they’ll make their last, dire, final move to save history. Will they do it? Well, the arc ain’t called “Saving History” now is it?! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and rising star Francis Portela (The Flash) team up to tear down the walls of time!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 19

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UNITY #21

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by JOSE LUIS
Cover by KANO
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE

The world tips closer to the brink of World War III, and the unstoppable War-Monger tears a swath through the ranks of Unity…today and always!

Can X-O Manowar, Livewire, Ninjak, and the Eternal Warrior fare any better than their predecessors? War-Monger took apart the rosters of decades past, and now Unity faces their most implacable enemy…and they don’t even know they’re already losing!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 12

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DEAD DROP #4 (of 4)

Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover by RAUL ALLEN

Detective Cejudo pieces everything together. The long con materializes. And she might not have a way to stop it.

This was always a game within a game, since the beginning, and the person at the core of it manipulated us all along. Now, with the con revealed, the team must face the truth.

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 26

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X-O MANOWAR VOL. 9: DEAD HAND TPB

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD and RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by JORGE MOLINA

Doomed by DEAD HAND!

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?

The devastating cosmic showdown begins right here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, The Flash) and superstar-in-the-making Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) take X-O Manowar face-to-face with a robot army hellbent on the destruction of everything!

Collecting X-O MANOWAR #33–37.

$14.99 US | 144 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 19
ISBN: 978-1-939346-65-0

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X-O MANOWAR VOL. 1: BY THE SWORD TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by DAVID AJA

An all-new printing of the sold-out volume that launched the Valiant Universe – now with newly expanded special features and back-up material!

Aric of Dacia is a brash warrior and heir to the throne of the Visigoth people. He has lived his life under the heel of the Roman Empire, but now a far more terrible enemy has come to subjugate him. Taken from his home and family, Aric is enslaved aboard a starship belonging to a brutal race of alien colonizers known as The Vine. If he is to have any hope of escaping and returning to Earth, he will have to steal the Vine’s most powerful weapon — a sentient suit of indestructible armor — and become X-O Manowar!

Start reading here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan) launch the smash-hit series named Best Ongoing Series by Ain’t It Cool News and Best Revival by The Onion/A.V. Club and nominated for Comic Book of the Year by the Diamond Gem Awards.

Collecting X-O MANOWAR #1-4, along rarely seen designs, sketches, and process art!

$9.99 US | 128 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 12
ISBN: 978-0-979640-94-0

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QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST AND BRIGHT VOL. 2: SWITCH TPB

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT

From legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deadpool) and MD Bright (Green Lantern, Iron Man) comes the next genre-colliding trade paperback collection of the complete adventures of the original world’s worst superhero team!

Once estranged friends, now reluctant crime fighting partners, Eric Henderson and Woody Van Chelton are making the best of things. Forced to “klang” their control bands together every 24 hours by the disastrous lab accident that gave them their powers or have their bodies’ dissipate forever, the two have teamed up and shacked up with the people they get along with least – each other! But when bomb-wielding terrorists leave Woody at death’s door and the experimental super-science procedure to save his life leaves Woody and Quantum trapped in each other’s bodies, they’ll have to put their differences aside and learn how to walk a mile in each other’s shoes…literally.

Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY (1997) #8–13 and THE GOAT: H.A.E.D.U.S. #1, along with rarely seen materials from QUANTUM AND WOODY: HOLY S-WORD WE’RE CANCELLED TPB.

$19.99 US | 192 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 26
ISBN: 978-1-939346-80-3

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BLOODSHOT DELUXE EDITION BOOK 2 HC

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART, FRED VAN LENTE, PETER MILLIGAN, B. CLAY MOORE, HOWARD CHAYKIN, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, DUFFY BOUDREAU, JUSTIN JORDAN, and DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO, BART SEARS, PERE PEREZ, TOM RANEY, LEWIS LAROSA, HOWARD CHAYKIN, MANUEL GARCIA, AL BARRIONUEVO, RAFER ROBERTS, and BARRY KITSON
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN.

Out of the ashes of Harbinger Wars, Bloodshot is about to join the weaponized men and women of the Harbinger Active Resistance Division – the black budget, technologically augmented strike force where the powers are dangerously unstable and every mission is a one-way ticket into the meat grinder. With a reluctant leader calling the shots and a new crop of untested rookies manning the frontline, Bloodshot is about to take H.A.R.D. Corps on a brutal, globe-spanning cavalcade of missions against the Harbinger Foundation, Project Rising Spirit’s own rogue operators, and the conspiracy-smashing duo of Archer & Armstrong. Get ready for a gasoline-drenched, synapse-snapping suicide run where no one is safe and heroes always die trying!

Acclaimed writers Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart, and Peter Milligan join an all-star cast of artists – including Emanuel Lupacchino, Howard Chaykin, Bart Sears, Lewis LaRosa, and more – here for the explosive final act of Bloodshot’s smash-hit ongoing series, re-presented in its entirety for the first time ever in a prestige-sized hardcover format and packed with 20+ pages of rarely seen bonus materials and special features!

Collecting BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #14-23, BLOODSHOT #24-25, BLOODSHOT #0, BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS: H.A.R.D. CORPS #0, and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #18-19.

$39.99 US | 416 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 12
ISBN: 978-1-939346-81-0

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Valiant’s Book of Death #1 to Debut Deluxe Ultra-Coated Covers in July! Plus: Go Inside the Book of Death

Valiant has announced that Book of Death #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s astonishing four-issue event series beginning in July – will be the first to debut the new, deluxe ultra-coated cover process! Featuring alternating matte and varnish finishes on heavyweight cover stock, each 40-page issue of Valiant’s highly anticipated summer event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and all-stars artists Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite will leap off the shelf with an “ultra-coated” presentation unlike anything in comics today!

To make sure every retailer has an opportunity to examine this new type of cover process up close, Valiant will be mailing sample printings of the Book of Death #1 ‘s deluxe ultra-coated covers to select comic book stores across the country, along with free BOOK OF DEATH promotional items including posters, pre-order coupons, bookmarks, pens, and more, in advance of the series’ June 22nd final order cut-off date.

Plus: fans can get in on the action leading up to the release of Book of Death #1 (of 4) with INSIDE THE BOOK OF DEATH – an exclusive six-page bonus insert arriving in all of Valiant’s June 2015 titles! Before the Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, X-O Manowar, Ninjak, and more begin their quest to prevent the coming cataclysm, jump into the must-read comic event of 2015 right here with a complete overview into BOOK OF DEATH‘s most powerful players, an all-new interview from writer Robert Venditti, advance peeks of the series’ stunning interior artwork from Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite, and a checklist chronicling the details on each chapter! Look for INSIDE THE BOOK OF DEATH inside of the following Valiant titles on sale in June 2015:

  • IMPERIUM #5 (ON SALE JUNE 3)
  • DEAD DROP #2 (of 4) (ON SALE JUNE 3)
  • X-O MANOWAR: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 (ON SALE JUNE 10)
  • UNITY #19 (ON SALE JUNE 10)
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 (ON SALE JUNE 17)
  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #6 (ON SALE JUNE 17)
  • X-O MANOWAR #37 (ON SALE JUNE 17)
  • NINJAK #4 (ON SALE JUNE 24)

So let it be written… So let it be done…

The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.

Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.

Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?

BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by ROBERT GILL (MAY151586)
Cover B by CARY NORD (MAY151587)
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY151588)
Cover D by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY151589)
Character Design Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (MAY151591)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (MAY151592)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (MAY151593)
Blank Cover also available (MAY151590)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)

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X-O Manowar Ushers in Exodus – A Powerful New Turning Point Beginning in August!

Two peoples. One planet. This summer, can a man of war broker peace between Earth and a renegade alien nation in search of a new world?

Valiant has announced Exodus – a pivotal new story arc beginning this August in X-O Manowar #39! Jump on board here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and fan-favorite artist Rafa Sandoval trap Valiant’s most powerful hero between two peoples he has sworn to protect – humanity…and a mass migration of alien refugees, orphaned and cast adrift by the unassailable attack of Dead Hand!

Aric of Dacia is X-O Manowar, hero to humanity, leader of the remaining Visigoths, and a husband about to start a new family. He is also the bearer of Shanhara, and tantamount to a god in the eyes of the alien race known as the Vine. Now, in the aftermath of DEAD HAND’s destruction of their world, the Vine need a new home and have chosen Earth – tearing Aric between two races that worship him, but each despise one another. Have these last living remnants of the Vine’s civilization come seeking peace? And what changes will their arrival herald for our world? All – human and alien alike – will be tested when an old enemy seizes this moment of turmoil to attack Aric at his weakest…and forces the people of Earth to pay an impossible price for X-O Manowar’s allegiance.

Featuring covers by red-hot artists Rafa Sandoval, Robert Gill, CAFU, and Brent Peeples! In the aftermath of X-O Manowar’s oversized wedding extravaganza, a new era for humanity begins here with a perfect jumping-on point for the acclaimed superhero series.

X-O MANOWAR #38 (WEDDING SPECTACULAR!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with AMY CHU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL with CLAYTON HENRY, CAFU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Cover A (Wraparound) by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151599)
Cover B by CARY NORD (MAY151600)
Cover C by CAFU (MAY151601)
Variant Cover by JAY FABARES (MAY151603)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER ((MAY151604)
Blank Invitation Variant Also Available (MAY151602)
$4.99 |48 pgs.| T+ | On sale JULY 1 (FOC 6/8/15)

X-O MANOWAR #39 (NEW ARC! “EXODUS” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151599)
Cover B by ROBERT GILL (MAY151600)
Variant Cover by CAFU
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale AUGUST 12 (FOC – 7/20/15)

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Book of Death Solicitations for August 2015: Book of Death #2| Book of Death: The Fall of Ninjak #1 | And More!

BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover C by KANO
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

A new dark age of the Valiant Universe draws nearer as the events foretold in the Geomancer’s BOOK OF DEATH unfold!

Convinced the unnatural disasters tearing our world apart are a direct result of the new Geomancer’s arrival, the combined forces of the Valiant Universe are forced to confront the Eternal Warrior about his new charge. But to prevent civilization from falling into a new Dark Age, the Eternal Warrior won’t go down without a fight! Valiant architect Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and rising star Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER) bring you the next chapter in the summer blockbuster that promises to alter the Valiant Universe as you know it! Plus: new visions of the future that awaits – illustrated by superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (IMPERIUM)!

$3.99 | 40 pages | T+ | On sale AUGUST 19

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BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by CLAY MANN
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS

So let it be written, so let it be done…

In the ruins of his mansion, Colin King hunkers down as the last living member of Unity after the Third Armor Hunt – or so he thinks. A visit from an old friend and a peace offering present the chance for Ninjak to break the cycle of death and escape the horrible fate foretold in the Book of the Geomancer. Will he betray his dead friends or will THE FALL OF NINJAK come to pass and give rise to a very familiar future…

The superstar team that brought you DIVINITY – New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine – reunite to reveal an essential new chapter of BOOK OF DEATH, ripped from the future of the Valiant Universe!

$3.99 US | 32 pages | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 26

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BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #2 (of 4)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP

Watch a legend be born before your eyes as the saga of the Earth’s first Geomancer continues!New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and breakout artist Juan Jose Ryp (Clone) reveal the hidden story of the Valiant Universe’s beginnings as Earth’s protector enters a world of war, ruin and fire at the far end of pre-history!

INCENTIVE | 24 pages | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 19 ATTENTION FANS – BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER:
• SPECIAL ALL-NEW LIMITED SERIES!
• QUANTITIES WILL BE LIMITED!
• NOT FOR SALE DIGITALLY!
• WON’T BE COLLECTED FOR THE TRADE!
• ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER HOW TO ORDER!

ATTENTION RETAILERS – BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER:
PLEASE SEE THE DIAMOND DAILY OR VALIANT RETAILER EMAIL TO FIND OUT HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THIS LIMITED RATIO INCENTIVE. QUANTITIES WILL BE BASED ON ORDERS OF BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4).

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