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Eisner Award Winner Colleen Doran Joins Valiant’s X-O Manowar #50

For the first time anywhere, Valiant is proud to reveal that Eisner Award-winning artist Colleen Doran – best known for work on some of comics’ most acclaimed series including The Sandman, Wonder Woman, and, most recently, Faith – will contribute an all-new cover to X–O Manowar #50, the massive 64-page anniversary milestone arriving in stores this September! Springing off her Valiant debut in the pages of July’s Faith #1, Doran joins a formidable roster of comics all-stars – including New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti, X-O Manowar visionaries Cary Nord, Doug Braithwaite, Diego Bernard, Rafa Sandoval, and Robert Gill, series artists Joe Bennett and Roberto de la Torre, and special guest stars galore – for Valiant’s biggest blockbuster milestone of all time!

With a single run totaling 56 issues, X-O Manowar has gone on to become one of the longest running superhero series of the modern era, earn a multitude of awards, nominations and critical accolades from some of the industry’s most prestigious outlets, and form the backbone of Valiant’s superhero universe along the way. Now, join one of the greatest legends in comic book history as Aric of Dacia faces his deadliest test yet!

For centuries, the sacred X-O Manowar armor has stood unrivaled as the universe’s most powerful weapon. Today, will it equal Earth’s doom? An unthinkable alien race known only as The Torment has come to our world in search of the armor’s secrets. Now, they stand opposed by Aric of Dacia – former slave, noble warrior, resolute king, and current master of the armor’s near-limitless capabilities. But is one man…and one weapon…enough to repel a force capable of leveling a thousand civilizations?

First: the seismic final story arc, “LONG LIVE THE KING,” goes out in a world-shaking blaze of glory with longtime scribe  Robert Vendittiand extraordinary artists Joe Bennett and Roberto de la Torre manning the front line, alongside an all-star battalion of artists from across X-O Manowar‘s landmark 56-issue run: Cary Nord, Doug Braithwaite, Diego Bernard, Rafa Sandoval, and Robert Gill!

Chronicling X-O Manowar’s five-year-long impact on the people of Earth, and setting the stage for galaxy-spanning adventures yet to come in 2017 and beyond, no comic book fan can afford to miss the ultimate cosmic battle for the fate of Valiant’s most powerful hero!

Plus: Valiant is marking 50 epic issues with a formidable line-up of covers from an all-star cast of comics greats! Leading the charge is the X-O Manowar #50 All-Star Jam Cover – the biggest-ever jam cover in comics history, featuring 50 major comics talents in celebration of 50 issues for Valiant’s flagship series! Debuting as X-O Manowar #50‘s standard shelf cover, this never-before-attempted comics breakthrough features a breathtaking collection of top talents as they each deliver an all-new take on Valiant’s leading hero in their own signature style.

Featuring covers by Paolo Rivera, Marko Djurdjevic, Marcos Martin, Mico Suayan, Francesco Francavilla, Shane Davis, Pere Perez, Chip Zdarsky, Philip Tan, Kaare Andrews, and Phil Jimenez!

X-O MANOWAR #50 (64 PAGES!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with JODY HOUSER, MATT KINDT, and PHILIP TAN
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE with DIEGO BERNARD, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, ROBERT GILL, TOMAS GIORELLO, CARY NORD, JAVIER PULIDO, PHILIP TAN, and RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A (All-Star Jam) by CARY NORD, BOB LAYTON, BRANDON PETERSON, STEPHEN PLATT and 46 MORE X-O ALL-STARS!
Cover B by PAOLO RIVERA
Cover C by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Cover D by MARCOS MARTIN
Cover E by MICO SUAYAN
Cover F by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Cover G by SHANE DAVIS
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by COLLEEN DORAN
Variant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN
Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Variant Cover by COLLEEN DORAN
B&W Sketch Jam Cover by X-O ALL-STARS
$4.99 | 64 pgs. | T+ | Coming in SEPTEMBER!

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Valiant Reveals the Cast of Creators Behind X-O Manowar #50

It’s here! The greatest Valiant milestone of all time!

After unleashing a massive cast of 50 leading talents for the largest ever jam cover in comics history, Valiant is now proud to unveil the next massive revelation for X-O Manowar #50 – a colossal, 64-page anniversary spectacular crash-landing in stores everywhere this September!

For the first time anywhere, Valiant is honored to reveal the star-studded, history-making roster of writers and artists slated to contribute to September’s giant-sized X-O Manowar #50 finale – a blockbuster-style tribute to the vaunted, 56-issue run that set the Valiant Universe in motion!

For centuries, the sacred X-O Manowar has stood unrivaled as the universe’s most powerful weapon. Today, will it equal Earth’s doom? An unthinkable alien race known only as The Torment has come to our world in search of the armor’s secrets. Now, they stand opposed by Aric of Dacia – former slave, noble warrior, resolute king, and current master of the armor’s near-limitless capabilities. But are one man…and one weapon…enough to repel a force capable of leveling a thousand civilizations?

A whole new era for X-O Manowar begins here…and you won’t believe what’s coming next!

First: the seismic final story arc, “LONG LIVE THE KING,” goes out in a world-shaking blaze of glory with New York Times best-selling writer and longtime scribe Robert Venditti and extraordinary artists Joe Bennett and Roberto de la Torre manning the front line, alongside an all-star battalion of artists from across X-O Manowar‘s landmark 56-issue run: Cary Nord, Doug Braithwaite, Diego Bernard, Rafa Sandoval, and Robert Gill!

Spanning X-O Manowar’s five-year-long impact on the people of Earth, and setting the stage for star-spanning adventures yet to come in 2017 and beyond, no comic book fan can afford to miss the ultimate cosmic battle for the fate of Valiant’s most powerful hero!

Then: From all corners, the Valiant Universe assembles to salute X-O Manowar’s unparalleled impact as one of the longest running superhero series in comics today with all-new, never-before-seen tales and tributes from Jody Houser & Javier Pulido, Matt Kindt & Tomas Giorello, Philip Tan, and more along the way!

Then, X-O MANOWAR #50‘s march into the history books continues with a stunning array of cover contributions from Paolo Rivera, Marko Djurdjevic, Marcos Martin, Mico Suayan, Francesco Francavilla, Shane Davis, Pere Perez, Chip Zdarsky, Philip Tan, Kaare Andrews, and Phil Jimenez!

X-O MANOWAR #50 (64 PAGES!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with JODY HOUSER, MATT KINDT, and PHILIP TAN
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE with DIEGO BERNARD, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, ROBERT GILL, TOMAS GIORELLO, CARY NORD, JAVIER PULIDO, PHILIP TAN, and RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A (All-Star Jam) by CARY NORD, BOB LAYTON, BRANDON PETERSON, STEPHEN PLATT and 46 MORE X-O ALL-STARS!
Cover B by PAOLO RIVERA
Cover C by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Cover D by MARCOS MARTIN
Cover E by MICO SUAYAN
Cover F by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Cover G by SHANE DAVIS
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN
Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
B&W Sketch Jam Cover by X-O ALL-STARS
$4.99 | 64 pgs. | T+ | Coming in SEPTEMBER!

Civil War II Gets Epic Deluxe Cover Treatment on Each Issue!

The battle begins this June at your local comic shop. Which side will you choose? Do you stand with Captain Marvel or will you side with Iron Man? Civil War II #1 is one of the most anticipated comic books of the year, and we’re aiming to make it even more special by giving this oversized first issue and each issue of the event series a deluxe cover treatment!

Dubbed Power Metallic Gloss covers, each main cover to Civil War II #1 through Civil War II #7 will be printed on heavier stock using metallic ink, adding a glossy shine and sleek finish, enhancing Marko Djurdjevic’s already dynamic artwork.

While this extra vibrant Power Metallic Gloss cover is sure to leap off the shelf and provide an exciting lure, fans picking up Civil War II #1 this June will be treated to an explosive thrill ride, as this oversized issue kicks off the can’t-miss comic book event of the year!

As Civil War II begins and battle lines are drawn, the heroes of the Marvel Universe are faced with a choice: wield the power of “predictive justice” to change the future as they see fit, or reject it and allow tomorrow to unfold unaltered.

CIVIL WAR II #1 (MAR160703)
CIVIL WAR II #1 LAUNCH PARTY OPT-IN (MAR160715)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by DAVID MARQUEZ
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
FOC – 04/18/16, On-Sale – 06/01/16

 

CIVIL WAR II #2 (APR160857)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by DAVID MARQUEZ
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
FOC – 05/09/15, On-Sale – 06/15/16

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Civil War II Launch Parties Bring the Battle to Your Local Comic Shop!

Do you stand with Captain Marvel or do you stand with Iron Man? Make your choice when the biggest comic of the year explodes into comic shops on June 1st! That’s right, we’re kicking off the Summer with the biggest comic event of the year and we’re making sure your local comic shop is armed and ready for Civil War II to engulf the Marvel Universe! Not only is your local retailer the place to be on June 1st to get your hands on Civil War II #1, but fans will also be able to receive special items exclusive to these parties at participating retail stores.

To ensure the launch of Civil War II is the biggest sales success of 2016, each retailer opting in to the event will receive a Civil War II Party Kit, containing exclusive promotional materials. Check your Marvel Mailer for more information on how to opt-in by 04/18 to ensure your store has access to these items and exclusives.

All qualifying retailers will receive the following as part of the Civil War II Party Kit:

Civil War II Invitational Postcards
Civil War II Build Your Own Captain Marvel Piece 1 (of 6)
Civil War II Michael Cho Lithographs
Civil War II Putri Gwenpool Party Sketch Variant

But that’s not all! Retailers who qualify will also be eligible to order the Civil War II #1 Gwenpool Party Variant. From artist Yasmine Putri, Gwenpool is about to get in on the Civil War, but she may have prepared for the wrong one. This one-of-a-kind variant only available at Civil War II launch parties should not be missed!

Retailers are encourages to check their Marvel Mailer or Diamond Daily for more information about Civil War II and Civil War II Launch Parties.

The battle lines are drawn, and the heroes of the Marvel Universe are faced with a choice: wield the power of “predictive justice” to change the future as they see fit, or reject it and allow tomorrow to unfold unaltered. Choose your side this June as the marquee comics event of the year begins in Civil War II #1!

CIVIL WAR II #1 (MAR160703)
CIVIL WAR II #1 LAUNCH PARTY OPT-IN (MAR160715)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by DAVID MARQUEZ
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
FOC – 04/18/16 On-Sale – 06/01/16

Preview: Drifter #3

Drifter #3

Story By: Ivan Brandon
Art By: Nic Klein
Cover By: Marko Djurdjevic
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: NOV140649
Published: January 21, 2015

In his quest for revenge, Abram Pollux heads deep below the surface where he discovers that humans are not the dominant life form on Ouro.

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Drifter #3 boasts cover by Djurdjevic

Writer Ivan Brandon and artist Nic Klein’s dark new science fiction series Drifter sketches the tale of an abandoned, lawless town in a strange and alien landscape. The third issue of this hit new series will have a sinister variant cover by Marko Djurdjević, ready to pass judgment on those who have yet to make the jump into Drifter.

In Drifter #3, Abram Pollux heads deep below the surface while on his quest for revenge. There he discovers that humans are not the dominant life form on Ouro.

Drifter #3 will be available on 1/21. Cover A by Klein can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code NOV140649. Cover B by Djurdjević can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code NOV140650.

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Infinity – Marvel Unveils Variant Cover by Marko Djurdjevic!

This August, the Marvel Universe prepares for the biggest battle it’s ever faced – but first, Marvel is proud to unveil the jaw dropping variant cover to Infinity #1 by Marko Djurdjevic!

Infinity, the six part comic event of the summer, brought to you by the creative team of Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena and Dustin Weaver, takes fans to every corner of the Marvel Universe, and beyond! Earth has been marked as an “Avengers World”, protected by Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and more from the deadliest threats facing humanity. A powerful and destructive race is on a collision course with Earth and the only thing in their path is the Avengers! But even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes realize the one hope of defeating this dire threat is to unite every great hero across the cosmos…because only with a united Avengers Universe is there any chance of survival!

With our heroes at the other end of the universe, who is left to protect Earth? Enter Thanos, the galaxy’s most ruthless threat and an unparalleled force of brutality who brings order to the chaos of life through murder. The greatest threat to the Mad Titan’s work—and perhaps the universe’s greatest hope—is something he created leaving no world safe. Earth’s last hope may lie in the hands of a man who can level cities with a single whisper – Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans. But can the fearsome leader of a race hated and feared by his world,  lead his people against Thanos? If they fall, so does the Earth—and the entire universe with it.

Readers get their first look at Marvel’s Infinity for free on Saturday, May 4th as part of Free Comic Book Day with FCBD: Infinity. In this all-new story by the blockbuster creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung, witness the opening shots of the war that will be heard around the galaxy. Plus, relive Thanos’ first solo story which has never been reprinted till now!

The Biggest Heroes.  The Biggest Threats. The Biggest Sacrifices. This is Marvel’s Infinity.

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Valiant and Quarantine Studio Partner for Deluxe Statue Line

Valiant is partnering with Quarantine Studio for an exclusive array of high-quality limited edition statues, realizing the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe in three dimensions for the first time anywhere!

The first Valiant/Quarantine release, scheduled for 2014, will be the X-O Manowar Deluxe Edition Statue, based upon the art of superstar artist Marko Djurdjevic. Sculpted in polyresin and standing 14 inches high on a 9 inch by 10 inch base, the first-ever sculptural representation of Valiant’s signature hero will recreate Djurdjevic’s iconic cover art to X-O Manowar #12 – a key centerpiece of the Planet Death storyline currently being published the X-O Manowar monthly series.

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Preview – X-O Manowar #12 Begins the Siege of Planet Death!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #12 from the creative team of Robert Venditti and Cary Nord! On April 17th, the most ambitious X-O Manowar story ever kicks into overdrive as Planet Death smashes into its second world-shaking chapter!

Aric of Dacia has taken his one-man war to the Vine’s homeworld, Loam, and is using their own X-O Manowar armor to wage it. Finding an ally in the unlikeliest of places, Aric is about to discover that his mission to reduce Loam to ash will come with the highest price imaginable. Past, present, and future are about to collide, and if Aric isn’t careful, he will be the common thread that undoes them all.

PLANET DEATH – Part 2 (of 4):
X-O MANOWAR #12 
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC (FEB131162)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (FEB131163)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 4/17/13 (FOC – 3/25/13)

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Preview – A New Manowar Rises in X-O Manowar #10 – Prelude to Planet Death!

Valiant has released a preview of X-O Manowar #10 by Robert Venditti and Trevor Hairsine! Planet Death looms! A new X-O Manowar rises! And nothing can stop what’s coming. The battle-worn road toward the most ambitious X-O Manowar event ever kicks off right here in Prelude to Planet Death — Part 2 (of 2)!

With the Vine invasion fleet waiting in orbit, Aric of Dacia is forced into the one battle he never wanted, against the strongest, most horrifying opponent he’s ever faced. This adversary doesn’t want the X-O Manowar armor. It doesn’t want Earth. It only wants Aric — dead. The winner will hold the fate of everyone, human and Vine, in the palm of his hand. Because before this fight is over, the armor will reveal that it wields far more destructive potential than anyone could have possibly imagined.

Prelude to Planet Death – Part 2 (of 2):
X-O MANOWAR #10 – ON SALE FEBRUARY 20th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (DEC121266)
Variant Cover by CARY NORD (DEC121267)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

Planet Death – Part 1 (of 4):
X-O MANOWAR #11 – ON SALE MARCH 20th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JAN131298)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (JAN131299)
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (JAN131300)
Wraparound Variant by BART SEARS (JAN131301)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

Planet Death – Part 2 (of 4):
X-O MANOWAR #12 – ON SALE APRIL 17th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC (FEB131162)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (FEB131163)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

Planet Death – Part 3 (of 4)
X-O MANOWAR #13 – ON SALE MAY 15th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAR131330)
Variant Cover by RYAN SOOK (MAR131331)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

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