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A Renegade Will Lead Them to Harbinger Wars 2

Valiant is leading up to their next big event, Harbinger Wars 2, with the “countdown” beginning on November 16th in Harbinger Renegade #1 by writer Rafer Roberts, artist Darick Robertson with Raul Allen and Juan Jose Ryp. If that comic wasn’t on your radar, it should be now!

Valiant has revealed the true scope and scale behind the series’ classified premise, as well as the rationale for the title’s top-secret name change with the introduction of Valiant’s next major adversary: Alexander Solomon, the titular “renegade” that will forever change the fate and ultimate future of Peter Stanchek, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, and the rest of Valiant’s high-powered teenage superteam in the new year and beyond!

Harbinger Renegade #1 will follow Solomon out of his days spent hiding as a long-exiled former disciple of Toyo Harada and into a brilliant but perilous gambit for control of the unique super-powered individuals called “psiots.” As an all-new threat on par with any of Valiant’s greatest villainous minds – from Toyo Harada to Master Darque to Dr. Silk – Solomon’s actions will not only bring him into conflict with the Harbinger Renegades, but also lay the foundation for Harbinger Wars 2 – Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event to date – in 2018.

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Win A Year’s Worth of Valiant Comics with the Harbinger Renegades Subscription Contest!

Valiant has announced the Harbinger Renegades Subscription Contest –a mind-blowing event heralding the release of Harbinger Renegades #1! As multiple Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts and superstar artist Darick Robertson get ready to set the course for the entire Valiant Universe, don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a year’s worth of free Valiant comic books! Simply subscribe to Harbinger Renegades before the first issue goes on-sale on November 16th at a participating retailer in the United States and Canada, post a picture of you or your comic shop retailer adding the series to your pull list on Instagram at @ValiantEntertainment with #WinHarbinger, and let the excitement begin!

Then, double your odds by posting another photo of yourself with Harbinger Renegades #1 to @ValiantEntertainment on November 16th. Five winners, picked at random on November 23rd, will then receive a year’s worth of free monthly Valiant comic books ($400 value) at their participating retailer!

Please see official rules sheet for complete rules and guidelines below.

Across the United States and Canada, retailers everywhere are going mental for the Harbinger Renegades Subscription Contest! View the official Harbinger Renegades Subscription Contest map at www.ValiantUniverse.com/WinHarbinger for the complete list of participating retailers.

Can’t find your local comic shop? No problem! Have your local retailer contact Valiant at sales@valiantentertainment.com to have their shop added to the list.

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Harbinger Renegades #1 – Rafer Roberts & Darick Robertson Get Inside Your Head in November!

They’re inside your towns. Inside your schools. And inside your head…

Valiant has released a preview of Harbinger Renegades #1 – the FIRST ISSUE to the ALL-NEW ONGOING series exploding out of the “Future of Valiant” initiative! On November 16th, multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts and comics superstar Darick Robertson document a powerful and subversive new beginning for the most fearless superhero series of the shelves! Kris Hathaway, Peter Stanchek, Faith Herbert, and John Torkelson thought they could go underground. They thought they could get their old lives back. They were wrong. And when a violent, new superpower movement begins to spread across the suburbs, America’s only hope will be the teenagers it wished it could forget…

Anyone you know could become a psionically powered “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. Your neighbor. Your boss. Your best friend. Your kids.

Six months ago, a secret team of renegade whistleblowers leaked the existence of these extraordinarily dangerous individuals to a stunned world. Today, all across the country, crude, DIY psiot activation attempts have left hundreds brain damaged…or worse. The emergence of a new psiot in a community often leads to riots and mass violence. Gun sales are through the roof.

America is terrified of what could happen next.

With this revolutionary upheaval now in motion, Kris Hathaway, John “Torque” Torkelson, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, and Peter Stanchek are about to discover their calling. Together, the HARBINGER RENEGADES are moving from town to town, building their ranks, and subverting authority one mind at a time…and setting out to prove once and for all that behind their power, there has always been a purpose.

Featuring covers by Darick Robertson, Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Dave Johnson, Kano, Pere Perez, Clayton Henry, Bob Layton, and Jim Mahfood!

HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (SEP162040)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (SEP162041)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (SEP162042)
Cover D by KANO (SEP162043)
Valiant x CGC Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (SEP162044)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP162046)
Variant Cover by BOB LAYTON (SEP162047)
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD (SEP162048)
Blank Cover Also Available (SEP162045)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 16 (FOC – 10/23/16)

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Valiant Wins the Internet with Cat Cosplay Covers & It Helps Raise Money for Charity

First came fire… Then the wheel… Now, after centuries of struggle, the most acclaimed publisher in comic books today is proud to present the next great advancement in human civilization: the Valiant Cat Cosplay cover!

Valiant is bringing the three capital Cs of popular culture – cats, comics, and cosplay – together for the first time anywhere in December as ordinary, household feline companions are transformed into the world’s most valiant heroes for a fur-bulous new line of shelf photo covers spanning 10 best-selling series! From teenage martial arts master Archer to reality-warping cosmonaut Divinity to sky-soaring sensation Faith and MI-6 super-spy Ninjak, each Valiant Cosplay Cover cover captures a furried friend pouncing into action as one of Valiant’s leading heroes inside a custom-built costume – tailor-made and photographed by the minds behind the Cat Cosplay of the Feline Variety blog.

Available as “order-all” covers across all of Valiant’s December 2016 series, each cover will be available for retailers to order in unlimited quantities at the standard suggested retail price:

  • A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong #10
  • Bloodshot U.S.A. #3 (of 4)
  • Britannia #4 (of 4)
  • Divinity III: Stalinverse #1 (of 4)
  • Faith #6
  • Generation Zero #5
  • Harbinger Renegades #2 
  • Ninjak #22
  • Savage #2 (of 4)
  • Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #14

A portion of the proceeds from all Valiant Cat Cosplay covers sold will benefit the Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition (BARC), a New York-based non-profit that operates a beloved, no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. BARC’s mission is to provide a safe haven for abandoned animals – with quality food, shelter, medical attention, and the love they deserve – and to find permanent loving homes for them.

They’re intrepid! They’re fearless! They’re cats! (Lint roller not included.)

Valiant Joins Local Comic Shop Day 2016 with Harbinger Renegades and Bloodshot U.S.A.

Valiant Entertainment is supporting Local Comic Shop Day 2016 on November 19th, 2016 by offering special editions of Bloodshot U.S.A. #1 (of 4) and Harbinger Renegades #1 to participating retailers! The movie spotlights two major releases from “The Future of Valiant” initiative – an all-new wave of ongoing series and prestige projects from the largest independent superhero universe in comics.

Limited to just 1,000 copies, the Bloodshot U.S.A. #1 LCSD VARIANT will feature an all-new, never-before-seen cover by renowned artist Antonio Fuso, created especially for Local Comic Shop Day 2016! From the Bronx to Broadway, an unstoppable, nanite-enhanced pathogen is about to turn New York City’s populace against itself…and Bloodshot is the only soldier tough enough to lead a one-man invasion of the city that never sleeps! Join the firefight here as superstar creators Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite unleash a perfect entry point into Valiant’s award-winning publishing line with the self-contained action event of the fall!

Then, acclaimed creators Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson activate the most-demanded, most dangerous superteam in comics in the Harbinger Renegades #1 LCSD VARIANT – featuring an explosive new cover by action-packed artist Stephen Segovia! They’re in your towns. In your schools. And inside your mind…Now, with a revolutionary upheaval in motion all across America, Kris Hathaway, John “Torque” Torkelson, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, and Peter Stanchek are about to discover their calling. Together, the HARBINGER RENEGADES are moving from town to town, building their ranks, and subverting authority one mind at a time…and setting out to prove once and for all that behind their power, there has always been a purpose.

Local Comic Shop Day shines a spotlight on locally owned independent comic book specialty stores and their role in shaping the pop culture market. This year, Local Comic Shop Day will be Saturday, November 19th, the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

On Local Comic Shop Day, participating retailers will have exclusive, and in some cases, limited items debuting from supporting publishers. The goal of Local Comic Shop Day is to jump start the holiday buying season for storefront comics specialty retailers by giving comics fans more of what they most desire.

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Valiant Announces Lots During Their 2016 Valiant Summit

From the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in New York City, Valiant Entertainment had a slew of announcements during their 2016 Valiant Summit!

After a description of Valiant’s history they company revealed the “future of Valiant” which takes place in 2016 with seven new series.

First up Jody Houser to discuss the Faith new ongoing series. The series spins out of the limited series which saw five reprintings for the first issue and received global recognition for the break through character. The series is the lead book in the initiative and that’s not a coincidence. The Valiant team feels the comic defines what the company and their line of comics is about, entertainment that you can’t get anywhere else. The first issue arrives in July!

Fred Van Lente was up next to discuss an ongoing Generation Zero series beginning in August. Francis Portella will provide art for the series. The team has been raised as weapons, so this series focuses on their figuring out what to do now they’re on their own.

The series is a new one for Valiant as it’s a team book with teen characters, led by a teen girl of color.

Writer Peter Milligan and artist Juan Jose Ryp tackle a brand new series and character in Britannia which is about “the worlds first detective.” He’s the first psychologist and detective in ancient times.

The series will take place in a world that existed by with a supernatural spin. It comes out in September.

britanniaIn October, the “biggest, brashest” series, Bloodshot USA is by writer Jeff Lemire and artist Doug Braithwaite. They see it as a treatise on violence and why we’re so obsessed with violence as a culture. The story has Project Rising Spirit dispersing nanites on the street of New York City. It features Bloodshot teaming up with a team to stop the virus from spreading and stop Project Rising Spirit who are war profiteers.

It’s a stand alone event similar to last year’s The Valiant where new readers can jump in and not need to know what has come before.

B. Clay Moore and Clayton Henry and Lewis Larosa bring a new character Savage to the Valiant Universe in November. The series starts 15 years ago as a Football player and his model wife’s airplane crashes. Now, it’s the present, and is this character their child? The series sounds like a new spin on Tarzan.

Savage Savage_1The series is about a teenager living on his own on an island.

Harbinger Renegades was announced, written by Rafer Roberts with art by Darick Robertson. It’s two years after the end of the previous series. Chris, who was sent to jail, is out and trying to put her past behind her. Peter is off to who knows where and is trying to get his mind right after the last conflict. Torque is part of the establishment and on a reality tv show. Faith is doing her thing. They come back together realizing the world is in a worse place due to their actions and now they’re trying to right things and help people.

The series will feature the four main characters from the previous team, but also a new member, Jay, who they didn’t say much about. “Mind” was mentioned as a villain they will face.

They described the main character Pete Stanchek as “Jack Kirby’s Trainspotting.” Harbinger Renegades is out in November.

In December Valiant will be releasing a new series from Matt Kindt, Divinity III: Stalinverse. The series features art by Trevor Hairsine and features the Valiant Universe if the Russians had won the Cold War. It will include “Russian” versions of the characters of the Valiant world. What longer impact will the Stalinverse have on the Valiant Universe? We’ll find out, but Kindt says there’ll be a “real impact.”

divinity_III_#3_artThe Future of Valiant begins in July.

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