BeforeBloodshot #7 hits shelves on March 11th, Valiant has revealed the explosive issue will also receive a special “Fully Loaded” Edition on April 8th!
Featuring Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot on the cover, theBloodshot #7 “Fully Loaded” Edition is packed with eight epic pages of bonus content that includes new artwork, classified information, and commentary from Bloodshot’s co-creator Kevin Vanhook!
Bloodshot #7 kicks off part 1 of the new story arc “Burned,” an action-packed three-issue story that unleashes hell on Earth! Valiant’s supersoldier must hunt down monsters, aliens, living weapons, and other terrifying threats after they’re set loose from a top-secret facility. It’s the perfect jumping-on spot while also continuing the fast-paced and thrilling storyline that Bloodshot writer Tim Seeley has been crafting since the debut issue.
The “Fully Loaded” edition of Bloodshot #7 will release on the same day as Bloodshot #8 (April 8th), allowing fans to jump right into the first two chapters of “Burned!”
Bloodshot #7 “Fully Loaded” will be available in comic shops and wherever comics are sold on April 8th. The issue is written by Tim Seeley, features art by Marc Laming and Jason Masters, colors by Andrew Dalhouse, and letters by Dave Sharpe.
Films based on comics aren’t just limited to two publishers and Bloodshot has the potential to be huge.
Starring Vin Diesel the film is based on the Valiant character. It’s the first movie based on a Valiant Entertainment hero. Directed by Dave Wilson, Sony‘s Bloodshot stars Vin Diesel, Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, and Guy Pearce. The comic book character was co-created by Kevin VanHook, Don Perlin, and Bob Layton.
Valiant and Sony‘s Bloodshot is revealed in its first trailers which dropped at midnight on the west coast. The movie stars Vin Diesel as a soldier who’s killed and brought back through the use of nanites which also imbue him with extraordinary abilities.
Based on the bestselling comic book, Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force –stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out.
The movie is directed by David S. F. Wilson and written by Jeff Wadlow and Eric Heisserer. It stars Diesel, Eiza Gonzalez, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, and Guy Pearce. Bloodshot was originally created in 1992 by Bob Layton, Kevin VanHook, and Don Perlin.
Valiant has announced Ninjak: The Complete Classic Omnibus Oversized HC – an 800+ page oversized hardcover compendium collecting the groundbreaking debut and complete adventures of the Valiant Universe’s master super-spy in November! From his deadly debut in the pages of Bloodshot in 1993 all the way to the final mission of his best-selling solo series, the complete classic adventures of Valiant’s deadly secret agent have finally been collected between two covers for the first time anywhere!
Colin King — sophisticated British playboy by day, elite super-spy by night! Codenamed Ninjak, King is gifted with a brilliant mind and lethal training in the world’s most dangerous fighting techniques. Both will be put to the ultimate test as he is drawn into a globe-spanning mission to bring down a cavalcade of covert agents and criminal cartels, including his greatest nemesis – the Webnet terror network and its villainous mastermind, Dr. Silk! From the British Isles to the land of the Rising Sun, Ninjak is about to leave an indelible imprint on the Valiant Universe — or die trying.
Featuring all-time classic contributions from acclaimed writers Mark Moretti, Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, Jorge Gonzalez, Mike Baron, Kevin VanHook and more alongside legendary artists Joe Quesada, Bryan Hitch, and Luke Ross, this oversized, omnibus hardcover bursts with more than 800 pages of non-stop action and special features, including:
Over 30 full-color issues, including Ninjak’s landmark first appearances from BLOODSHOT (1993) #6–7, his complete solo series run from NINJAK (1994) #1–26, #0 and #00, NINJAK YEARBOOK 1994 #1, and SECRET WEAPONS (1993) #5 – collected together in one volume for the first time anywhere!
Over 20 pages of bonus content, including rarely seen artwork and extras!
A stunning cover by comics legend Joe Quesada, fully remastered by Paul Mounts (The Ultimates)!
An oversized, deluxe hardcover presentation!
This November 22nd, find out where the legend of one of Valiant’s greatest icons began!
Caliber Comics, one of the leading independent comic companies of the 90’s, announced its return to publishing in February of this year. Now they are announcing their schedule for the summer of 2014.
Caliber will be releasing only graphic novels initially with no timetable on releasing monthly periodicals. Here’s their announced schedule for the summer:
Talismen is a full color young adult graphic novel about a modern day soldier finding himself waking up in a fantasy land and tabbed as a returning hero. From creators Steve Jones and Barb Jacobs.
Wayne Vansant, the noted historical artist for books such as The Civil War series from Heritage and Days of Darkness, tells the tales of the Waffen SS in Knights of the Skull which will be released in black and white.
Hitting shelves will be a new printing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show comic collection. Adapted by Kevin Vanhook, Kevin has also gone through the pages and made some adjustments, primarily in the coloring of the pages. In addition to a new cover and some guest pinup pages, the section on the audience participation guide will be replaced with a look at Rocky Horror and what went into the comic production.
From writer Danny Boyd and artist Edi Guedes, Carbon is an ecological adventure tale based on the turmoil of coal extraction in West Virginia. Film director John Sayles provides the introduction.
Storyville: The Prostitute Murders is an original mystery in graphic novel format. Set in early 1900 New Orleans, Storyville was the legalized red light district. In this tale, written by Gary Reed and illustrated by Wayne Reid, someone is killing the prostitutes and their clients and the lead detective is forced to work with a doctor specialized in psychotherapy in an attempt to figure out the motive for the murders.
Also by Reed is Subversives: Tales of Rebels, Spies, Schemers and Other Acts of Misdeeds. Reed explores brief glimpses into the lives of the famous and infamous in this survey of traitors and subversives throughout history. Some exploits are well known, or believed to be and of course, there are always a number of surprises.
Also in September is Disciples: The New Magic, a full color graphic novel collecting the Image series featuring art from Laurence Campbell, artist on Mike Mignola’s B.R.P.D. and Deadpool, Punisher, and Wolverine for Marvel. Written by Chris Dows and Colin Clayton, Disciples are a misfit group of seers, magicians, and wielders of the Black Arts whose own internal politics pose as great a threat to their survival as any outside influence.
With all of the books in the final stages of production and all but one have the complete art finished, Caliber publisher Gary Reed has said “These books will ship on time.” He added that there will be other books printed but most of them are collections of previously published material which will probably not be carried by Diamond Distributors.
Reed said that since Caliber first announced its return, most of the effort has been to bring the Caliber library into digital format for all the various formats. “From Transfuzion (Reed’s former publishing company that rolled into Caliber), we had some 45 graphic novels which not only have to be converted to Caliber titles but also digitized for the formats. Plus, we’ve picked up a number of other titles, both previously published and new material.” Reed also said that the digital formatting was nearly complete. As for new titles, Reed said that there will be likely a short delay releasing to digital after the print version, especially for any titles that go through Diamond Comics, but no specific time frame has been set as of yet.
Valiant is proud to announce the upcoming release of Valiant Masters: Eternal Warrior Vol. 1 – The Fist and Steel HC – a new hardcover collection re-presenting the legendary debut of Valiant’s original immortal hero for the first time anywhere!
Arriving in stores this August, the latest Valiant Masters volume presents never-before-collected works by Eisner Award-winner and comics legend Barry Windsor-Smith, alongside all-time classic stories by Jim Shooter, Kevin VanHook, John Dixonand Yvel Guichet – all in a deluxe hardcover format!
For a thousand generations, Gilad Anni-Padda has defended the innocent and dealt out justice as the Eternal Warrior – the undying champion of the Geomancers, the Earth’s chosen Fist and Steel. An unsung veteran of every war ever waged, Gilad’s hard-fought quest from the ancient world to modern day Los Angeles will force him to the forefront of the Valiant Universe – and into a brand new kind of battle alongside the likes of Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and his own long-lost brother, the one and only Armstrong.
Featuring the Eternal Warrior’s original solo debut by Jim Shooter and John Dixon alongside Barry Windsor-Smith’s classic tales “Time & Space,” “Space & Time” and “The Musketeers!”, this masterfully illustrated epic of the original Valiant Universe collects Eternal Warrior (1992) #1-7 and Archer & Armstrong (1992)/Eternal Warrior (1992) #8.
VALIANT MASTERS: ETERNAL WARRIOR VOL. 1 – THE FIST AND STEEL HC
Written by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, JIM SHOOTER and KEVIN VANHOOK
Art by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, JOHN DIXON and YVEL GUICHET
Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH
Valiant has hooked us up with an advance preview of Valiant Masters: Bloodshot Vol. 1 HC – Blood of the Machine – the first in an all-new line of deluxe hardcovers collecting classic stories of the original Valiant Universe!
Once, he was the hired killer known as Angelo Mortalli. Now, there is only Bloodshot. Brought back from the grave by the government scientists of Project Rising Spirit, Bloodshot is powered by microscopic nano-machines that can repair all injuries and maximize his physical potential. But the nanites can’t replace his lost memories – or help him shake the feeling that he was once anything but a hero. Atoning for his sins in a world he no longer knows, can the man now called Bloodshot recover the secrets of his past? And survive his deadly first encounters with the likes of the Eternal Warrior, Ninjak and Rai along the way?
Collecting Bloodshot’s best-selling debut with the original series coloring, the inaugural Valiant Masters volume re-presents Bloodshot (1992) #1-8 by fan favorite writer Kevin VanHook and comics legend Don Perlin for the first time anywhere! Plus no fan will want to miss “The Tablet” – a brand new tale of the VH1 Valiant Universe starring Bloodshot and the Eternal Warrior by the classic creative team of VanHook, Perlin, and Bob Wiacek!
Valiant Masters: Bloodshot Vol. 1 HC – Blood of the Machine arrives in finer comics shops everywhere on October 24th!
VALIANT MASTERS: BLOODSHOT VOL. 1 HC – BLOOD OF THE MACHINE (AUG121341)
Written by Kevin VanHook
Art by Don Perlin, Andrew Wendel and Ted Halsted
Cover by Barry Windsor-Smith
$24.99/Rated T+/200 pgs.
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VALIANT AND COMIXOLOGY ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT
All-New Upcoming Valiant Titles To Be Available Same Day As Print
Get X-0 Manowar #1 Digitally Today At ComiXology.com
Classic Valiant Titles Also Available Today!
May 2nd, 2012 – New York, NY — Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that it has reached an exclusive digital comics distribution agreement with comiXology, the world’s largest digital comics platform available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web with over 60 million comic and graphic novel downloads to date.
Beginning today with the release of the all-new X-O Manowar #1 by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan), comiXology will offer same-day as print digital releases for all of Valiant’s upcoming titles. Additionally, Valiant’s expansive back catalog of classic content will also be exclusively available via comiXology.
“There’s tremendous excitement around Valiant’s return, and they’re bringing with them one of the greatest libraries of characters and stories in comics,” said comiXology CEO and co-Founder David Steinberger. “We couldn’t be more proud to partner with Valiant in the digital marketplace. We’re sure to see the original Valiant fans energized by making these great comics available across the globe, while also bringing in a whole new generation of readers.”
Set for a much anticipated summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant will soon return with four new series, all of which will debut as same-day as print digital releases on comiXology — X-O Manowar #1 on sale today, Harbinger #1 on June 6th, Bloodshot #1 on July 11th, and Archer & Armstrong #1 on August 8th.
Moreover, in conjunction with the today’s release of X-O Manowar #1, comiXology is adding the first-ever digital editions of three classic storylines from Valiant’s vast archive of best-selling comics to comiXology’s library of more than 20,000 issues:
X-O Manowar (1992) #0-6 by Jim Shooter, Bob Layton, Barry Windsor-Smith & Joe Quesada
Harbinger (1992) #0-6 by Jim Shooter & David Lapham
Bloodshot (1993) #0-4 by Kevin VanHook & Don Perlin
“For the first time, through comiXology’s platform, Valiant Comics will be available anywhere in the world,” said Valiant CEO Jason Kothari. “With Valiant’s return now in full effect with today’s release of X-O Manowar #1, the timing couldn’t be better to remind people once again of the incredible characters and stories that made Valiant a household name.”
As part of the exclusive agreement, Valiant Entertainment titles will also be available through comiXology’s Digital Retailer Storefront program. This enables retailers to sell Valiant’s digital comics through their own website while comic book fans can purchase digital comics from their local comic store’s digital storefront with a portion of each purchase going directly to the retailer.
Future digital releases on comiXology will delve deeper into the Valiant catalog, and feature classic series including Archer & Armstrong, Rai, Ninjak, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and Quantum & Woody.
In the meantime, today fans everywhere can now add all-new Valiant material to their digital comics libraries with X-O Manowar #1, from writer Robert Venditti and artist Cary Nord, available now on the Comics by comiXology platform — available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web.
About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant Entertainment is a character-based publishing and licensing company that owns and controls some of the most cherished comic characters ever created across all media worldwide. Since their creation in 1989, Valiant characters have sold 80 million comic books and have been the basis of a number of successful video game franchises. Valiant’s extensive library includes over 1,500 characters, such as X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, and Ninjak. Visit www.valiantentertainment.com.
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology — in just five short years — has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform — available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web — comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.