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Valiant Sails into Baltimore Comic-Con 2018 with Exclusives, Panels, and More!

There are only a few short weeks before Baltimore Comic-Con, and Valiant is poised to take Maryland’s biggest pop culture convention by storm with a sensational slate of panels, signings, and more – starting with the publisher’s limited-edition exclusives!

From Friday, September 28th through Sunday, September 30th, stop by Booth #2006 inside the Baltimore Convention Center to discover why Valiant is one of the most critically acclaimed publishers in the comic book industry with a robust selection of trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers!

While you’re there, be sure to check out Valiant’s highly limited Baltimore-exclusive offerings!

First up, don’t miss the Faith: Dreamside #1 Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusive Variant by Eisner-nominated artist Steve Conley! From celebrated writer Jody Houser and rising star artist MJ Kim comes the first issue of a spooky new limited series that marks Faith’s triumphant return to comic book store shelves – and her very first team-up with the Death-Defying Doctor Mirage!

Next, a new journey into the unknown begins with the X-O Manowar #19 Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusive Variant, featuring dazzling artist Jason Metcalf! Eisner-nominated writer Matt Kindt joins forces with incendiary artist Juan José Ryp for an all-new arc and new jumping-on point for Valiant’s flagship ongoing series, as the armored Visigoth Aric of Dacia faces off against a new otherworldly threat to Earth!

Plus, Valiant’s got a double dose of incredible panel presentations lined up for the weekend! On Saturday, September 29th from 2:45 to 3:45 pm ET in Room 333-344, join some of the talented people behind Valiant’s slate of critically acclaimed comic series for a candid, behind-the-scenes panel discussion in Valiant: The Craft of Comics! Find out just what it takes to put together a compelling story from start to finish, how to make your series stand apart, and how the editorial process functions at the highest levels – from the award-winning industry veterans behind the Valiant Universe’s greatest hits!

Then, on Sunday, September 30th from 1:45 to 2:45pm ET in Room 339-342, get all your Valiant questions answered at the Valiant: 101 and Beyond panel! New to the Valiant Universe? With Valiant’s all-new and exciting “BEYOND” initiative approaching at the end of 2018, there’s never been a better time to become a fan! Jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes!

And don’t forget: The #ValiantVisits Initiative is currently in full swing! From now until the end of the 2018 convention season and beyond, the hardest-working sales team in comics will be dropping in with local retailers all across the country to talk shop, share updates, and give away some awesome swag! Keep your eye on the #ValiantVisits hashtag on both Facebook and Twitter to see where Valiant will be stopping next!

Faith: Dreamside #1 Reaches New Heights On September 26th!

Valiant has revealed a final sneak peek at Faith: Dreamside #1 before the upcoming limited series heads to comic stores on September 26thThis fall, spectacular Jody Houser returns to the helm of Valiant’s beloved fan-favorite character, alongside rising star artist MJ Kim and Eisner-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire, for a journey deep into the heart of the Dreamside!

Even before Faith Herbert gained the power of flight, deep down she was always a hero at heart. But what’s a hero to do in the face of a foe that exists only in nightmares? Face them head-on, of course! To protect the dreams of her teammate, Animalia, Faith must venture into a fantastical new realm the likes of which we’ve never seen…and she’ll need some help from the world’s premiere parapsychologist, Doctor Mirage, to make it back with her subconscious mind still intact!

Featuring covers by Marguerite SauvageSybelline Meynet, and comics legend Adam Pollina!

Faith: Dreamside #1 Soars Into Stores on September 26th!

Valiant has released a first look at the lettered and colored interiors of Faith: Dreamside #1, an all-new, unforgettable team-up between the breakout stars of two award-nominated Valiant series: the high-flying fangirl Faith Herbert, and the death-defying Doctor Mirage!

From celebrated writer Jody Houser, rising star artist MJ Kim, and two-time Eisner award-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire comes the first issue of a brand new limited series from the publisher’s new “Beyond” initiative – as well as Faith’s first triumphant return to comic book store shelves since both her star-making solo turn in Faith, and the equally exciting time travel adventure series, Faith and the Future Force!

Even before Faith Herbert gained the power of flight, deep down she was always a hero at heart. But what’s a hero to do in the face of a foe that exists only in nightmares? Face them head-on, of course! To protect the dreams of her teammate, Animalia, Faith must venture into a fantastical new realm the likes of which we’ve never seen…and she’ll need some help from the world’s premiere parapsychologist, Doctor Mirage, to make it back with her subconscious mind still intact!

Featuring covers by Marguerite SauvageSibylline Meynet, and comics legend Adam Pollina!

Jody Houser and MJ Kim Make Dreams Come True in Faith: Dreamside #1 – In Stores September!

Valiant has released a first look within the pages of Faith: Dreamside #1 (of 4), a brand-new jumping-on point and highly anticipated limited series starring Valiant’s fan-favorite fangirl! On September 26th, writer extraordinaire Jody Houser joins forces with rising star artist MJ Kim to continue the adventures of Faith Herbert, the high-flying icon who’s soared her way into incredible stardom!

Even before Faith Herbert, AKA Zephyr, gained the power of flight, joined the Harbinger Renegades, and soared through the skies of the Valiant Universe, deep down she was always a hero at heart. But what’s a hero to do in the face of a foe that exists only in nightmares? Face them head-on, of course! To protect the dreams of her teammate, Animalia, Faith must venture into a fantastical new realm the likes of which we’ve never seen…and she’ll need some help from the world’s premiere parapsychologist, Doctor Mirage, to make it back with her subconscious mind still intact!

Plus: There’s still time to reserve your order of the Faith: Dreamside #1-4 Pre-Order Edition Bundle before the final order cut-off date of September 3rd, 2018! Released monthly from September 2018 through December 2018, each Pre-Order Edition comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues – plus exclusive covers by Jenny FrisonDavid LafuenteMeghan Hetrick, and Stéphane Roux that can’t be found anywhere else!

Featuring covers by Marguerite SauvageSibylline Meynet, and Adam Pollina!

Faith: Dreamside #1 takes Jody Houser and MJ Kim to a New World on September 26th!

Valiant has revealed a closer first look at Faith: Dreamside #1 (of 4), an all-new adventure starring Valiant’s fan-favorite fangirl and the first of four exciting series premieres that make up the recently revealed “Beyond” initiative! On September 26th, Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser and rising star MJ Kim both return to the world of Faith Herbert as she teams up with the world’s foremost occult expert for an expedition into a brand-new realm never seen in the Valiant Universe! Prepare to enter…THE DREAMSIDE!

Even before Faith “Zephyr” Herbert gained the power of flight, joined the Harbinger Renegades, and soared through the skies of Los Angeles, deep down she was always a hero at heart. But what’s a hero to do in the face of a foe that exists only in nightmares? Face them head-on, of course! To protect the dreams of her teammate, Animalia, Faith must venture into a fantastical new realm the likes of which the Valiant Universe has never seen…and she’ll need some help from the world’s premiere parapsychologist, Dr. Mirage, to make it back with her subconscious mind still intact!

Featuring covers by Marguerite Sauvage, rising star Sibylline Meynet, and legendary artist Adam Pollina!

PLUS: For the first time ever in FAITH’s publication history, Valiant is excited to offer the Faith: Dreamside #1-4 Pre-Order Edition Bundle – available only as a pre-order set to fans who reserve the next fantastic adventure of L.A.’s highest-flying hero with their local comic shop by the final order cut-off date of September 3rd, 2018!

Released monthly from September 2018 through December 2018, each Pre-Order Edition comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues – plus exclusive covers by Jenny FrisonDavid LafuenteMeghan Hetrick, and Stéphane Roux, that can’t be found anywhere else!

The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all four issues with your local comic shop by the final order cut-off date of September 3rd, 2018! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!

Valiant Reveals Go Beyond With Four New Series Launching Out of Harbinger Wars 2

Valiant has announced “Beyond” – a new wave of series that will carry the publisher onward toward 2019! Born from the aftermath of Harbinger Wars 2, the most ambitious crossover event ever attempted by Valiant, Beyond will round out the end of 2018 and drive forward into the New Year with an invigorating slate of exciting new stories, both from returning talent and rising stars alike:

  • Faith: Dreamside #1 by Jody Houser and MJ Kim in September 2018
  • Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1 by Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, and Ken Lashley in November 2018
  • Livewire #1 by Vita Ayala and Raúl Allén with Patricia Martín in December 2018
  • Incursion #1 by Andy Diggle and Doug Braithwaite in February 2019

Complete details are below:

FAITH: DREAMSIDE #1

Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by MJ KIM
Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE

ALL-NEW SERIES! FAITH ENTERS A REALM PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN!

Even before Faith “Zephyr” Herbert gained the power of flight, joined the Harbinger Renegades, and soared through the skies of Los Angeles, deep down she was always a hero at heart. But what’s a hero to do in the face of a foe that exists only in nightmares? Face them head-on, of course! To protect the dreams of her teammate, Animalia, Faith must venture into a fantastical new realm the likes of which the Valiant Universe has never seen… and she’ll need some help from the world’s premiere parapsychologist, Dr. Mirage, to make it back with her subconscious mind still intact!

This fall, uncover the secrets of the Dreamside as writer extraordinaire Jody Houser (FAITH, Star Wars: Thrawn) and rising star MJ Kim (FAITH’S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1) continue the adventures of the high-flying icon Nerdist called “a superhero done right!”

LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2018

BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1

Written by LONNIE NADLER & ZAC THOMPSON
Art by KEN LASHLEY
Cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA

NEW ONGOING SERIES! DISCOVER THE TRUE ORIGIN OF VALIANT’S MOST UNRELENTING HERO!

Before a weapon is deployed in battle, it must be designed, refined, field-tested. Bloodshot was no exception.

In the early days of the private military contractor Project Rising Spirit, the nanite-infused super-soldier who would one day become their most violent and valuable asset was a resource to be mined – and it was up to one enterprising employee, the “Memory Weaver,” to ensure he did what he was told. But a memory is a tricky thing…and the man Bloodshot used to be won’t let go of his past so easily…

Critically acclaimed writing duo Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (Cable) team up with distinguished artist Ken Lashley (Black Panther) to open a door once closed and reveal answers to questions that Bloodshot himself would never think to ask!

ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING NOVEMBER 2018

LIVEWIRE #1

Written by VITA AYALA
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTÍN
Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH

ALL-NEW SERIES! FOR THE FIRST TIME, LIVEWIRE TAKES CENTER STAGE!

Once, Amanda McKee, the technopathic psiot known as Livewire, knew her purpose. She wielded her machine-manipulating powers to benefit the HARBINGER Foundation…until the true depths of her mentor’s cruelty were revealed. She brought UNITY to the world’s most formidable superpowered beings…until a battle between team members dissolved the group for good. She gave hope and guidance to a ragtag band of SECRET WEAPONS…until the U.S. government marked them for death and set her down a path of no return. Now, in the wake of the worst disaster the country’s ever faced – one that was directly caused by her hand – Livewire must decide for herself what kind of hero she will be…if she’ll be one at all.

From rising star Vita Ayala (Supergirl) and astounding artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín (SECRET WEAPONS) comes an electrifying new series that will launch the Valiant Universe into a new age of champions!

LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING DECEMBER 2018

INCURSION #1

Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Teaser Image by JEFFREY VEREGGE

AN ALL-NEW EVENT BEGINS!

Beyond the margins of human reason, there lies a realm known as the Deadside – where the souls of the dearly departed linger, and where gruesome terrors lie in wait to strike out at us from the dark. But our Deadside isn’t the only deadly dimension of its kind, and another – belonging to an alien world – is about to collide with Earth’s. With the very nature of our reality at stake, who will stand against the tide of unearthly terrors at our doorstep?

From celebrated writer Andy Diggle (SHADOWMAN) and legendary artist Doug Braithwaite (X-O MANOWAR) comes a story that will rock the Valiant Universe across multiple dimensions!

LIMITED EVENT SERIES | BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2019

Preview: Valiant FCBD 2018 Shadowman Special – On Sale May 5th!

VALIANT FCBD 2018 SHADOWMAN SPECIAL

Written by ANDY DIGGLE, MATT KINDT, AND ERIC HEISSERER
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA, ARIEL OLIVETTI, MJ KIM, and RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (JAN180046)
FREE! | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 5th (FOC – 2/5/18)

Superstar writer Andy Diggle and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia present an all-new introduction to SHADOWMAN as Jack Boniface reemerges from the Deadside to reclaim his birthright… and forges a new legend of magic, might, and malice for the long-awaited return of Valiant’s most-demanded hero! Then, New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and legendary artist Ariel Olivetti return Aric of Dacia to Earth in X-O MANOWAR – just in time for the seismic comics event of 2018! Finally, Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer and artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín plunge the whole of the Valiant Universe into an epic power struggle in the prelude to HARBINGER WARS 2!

Preview: Ninjak #0

NINJAK #0

Written by MATT KINDT with CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA with MJ KIM, KHARI EVANS, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, SIJA HONG, JUAN JOSÉ RYP, and TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUL172260)
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL172261)
Cover C by YAMA ORCE (JUL172262)
Variant Cover by PETER BAGGE (JUL172264)
Variant Cover by JAVIER PULIDO (JUL172265)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available (JUL172263)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 13th

AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! AN EXPLOSIVE 40-PAGE MILESTONE! Ninjak’s past and future – in the crosshairs!

Behind the years of training… Underneath the high-tech gadgetry… MI-6’s most experienced operative is still flesh and blood. So just how is a mortal man like Colin King able to survive in a world filled with telekinetic psiots, eternal warriors, and sentient suits of alien armor? The key to Ninjak’s survival is buried deep in the past…and today, the world’s most dreaded super-spy prepares to reveal his most closely guarded secrets!

FIRST: Superstar writer Matt Kindt concludes his masterful, record- setting run alongside fan-favorite artist Francis Portela (FAITH) and an all-star cast of special guests with an essential and revelatory tale of Ninjak’s deadly beginnings!

THEN: The gauntlet is passed to acclaimed writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and blockbuster artist Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) as they prepare a startling introduction to Colin King’s next mission with a shocking prelude to NINJA-K #1, a riveting new ongoing series beginning in November!

 

Valiant’s Ninjak #0 Expands with Kindt, Gage, Portela, Giorello & Five Special Guests

Valiant has unveiled the complete cast of sensational guest artists joining September’s Ninjak #0AN EXPLOSIVE 40-PAGE JUMPING-ON POINT and ALL-NEW VALIANT MILESTONE chronicling the final chapter of writer Matt Kindt’s record-setting run on the adventures of England’s dreaded super-spy…and passing the torch to the incoming creative team of writer Christos Gage and artist Tomas Giorello in advance of November’s Ninja-K #1!

On September 13th, Colin King’s life as MI-6’s most elite operative finally comes full circle as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and acclaimed artist Francis Portela reveal a never-before-told secret at the heart of Ninjak’s training and origin! Told in an innovative storytelling style, Ninjak #0’s lead story will feature Portela joined by one of five guest artists – including Roberto de la Torre, Khari Evans, and Juan Jose Ryp alongside newcomers Sija Hong and MJ Kim – as they juxtapose moments from Ninjak’s present and past side-by-side for an action-packed tour de force!

Behind the years of training… Underneath the high-tech gadgetry… MI-6’s most experienced operative is still flesh and blood. So just how is a mortal man like Colin King able to survive in a world filled with telekinetic psiots, eternal warriors, and sentient suits of alien armor? As a result, the key to Ninjak’s survival is buried deep in the past…and today the world’s most dreaded super-spy prepares to reveal his most closely guarded secrets!

Then, after Ninjak #0’s main feature, steel yourself for Ninjak’s launch into a brand-new ongoing series this November in the pages of Ninja-K #1 as Christos Gage and artist Tomas Giorello takes the reins of Colin King’s death-defying escapades with AN EXCLUSIVE PRELUDE TALE that directly sets the stage for the winter’s most anticipated new series!

In addition, the issue features covers by David Mack, Clayton Henry, rising star Yama Orce, Peter Bagge, and Javier Pulido!

Ninjak #0 is on sale September 13th!

 

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