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Preview: Armor Hunters #2 (of 4)

ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (MAY141639)
Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES (MAY141640)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAY141641)
Artist Variant by BRYAN HITCH (MAY141642)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/16/14)

SURRENDER THE ARMOR OR EARTH WILL DIE!

Following the shocking final moments of the previous issue, the Armor Hunters have made their intentions clear, and unless X-O Manowar is turned over to them immediately, thousands of innocents will become additional casualties of this already brutal war. Valiant’s most formidable heroes are about to go on the offensive, but the Armor Hunters have another trick up their sleeve, and this one will change the battle forever. Who will live? Who will die? The world will know what it feels like to be POWERLESS as Valiant’s massive summer crossover continues!

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Preview: Rai #2

RAI #2

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (APR141423)
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN (APR141424)
Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES (APR141425)
Variant Cover by BART SEARS (APR141426)
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (APR141427)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/4/14 (FOC – 5/12/14)

Discover the astonishing world of the 41st century! This summer, Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s one-of-a-kind adventure proves that there is nothing else in comics like RAI!

In the far future of 4001 A.D., Japan is a single endless city-state, governed by a benevolent artificial intelligence and policed by one lone enforcer – the mysterious Rai, spirit guardian of the rising sun. But, soon, a single bullet will shatter the peace it has taken 2,000 years to secure…

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Preview: RAI #2 – Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s New Series Soars in June!

Valiant has released an advance look inside RAI #2 – the second issue of RAI’s staggering first story arc by superstar creators Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain! This summer, discover the astonishing world of the 41st century as the VALIANT FIRST initiative launches in force!

In the far future of 4001 A.D., Japan is a single endless city-state, governed by a benevolent artificial intelligence and policed by one lone enforcer – the mysterious Rai, spirit guardian of the rising sun. But, soon, a single bullet will shatter the peace it has taken 2,000 years to secure…

On April 30th, start at the beginning to step into a daring new vision of what comics can be in RAI #1 – the must-read FIRST ISSUE of Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s breakneck new series. Then, the radical journey into a future transformed continues on June 4th in RAI #2 – featuring fully painted interiors by Clayton Crain! Contact your local retailer to pre-order your copies today

RAI #2 (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (APR141423)
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN (APR141424)
Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES (APR141425)
Variant Cover by BART SEARS (APR141426)
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (APR141427)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/4/14 (FOC – 5/12/14)

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Preview: Zub and Sepulveda Present a Very Special Halloween Spooktacular in Shadowman #11!

Valiant has released an advance preview of Shadowman #11 from Harvey Award nominated writer Jim Zub and fan favorite artist Miguel Sepulveda! On October 2nd, evil has its day when Jack Boniface tackles his very first Halloween in the Valiant Universe!

It’s All Hallow’s Eve in News Orleans – and Shadowman’s about to find himself alone on the job, standing guard on the most dangerous night of the year. Still reeling from the fallout of his cataclysmic battle with Master Darque, can Jack go it alone and protect his city from the legion of evils that haunt the Halloween night?

By popular demand, it’s a special October tale for Valiant’s nocturnal guardian – and a standalone story that’s perfect for new readers! And look for the special Shadowman #11 Halloween Mask Variant – featuring a fully detachable Shadowman mask designed by award-winning artist Rian Hughes!

SHADOWMAN #11
Written by JIM ZUB
Art by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by MARCUS TO (AUG131479)
Halloween Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES (AUG131480)
Valiant Level Two 8-Bit Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (AUG131481)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 10/2/13

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Preview: Dysart and Kitson Rise for Perfect Day in Harbinger #15!

Valiant has released a preview of Harbinger #15 – the FIRST ISSUE of “Perfect Day, an all-new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and legendary artist Barry Kitson! In the aftermath of Harbinger Wars, start reading here as Valiant kicks off the next year of Harbinger with an all-new, mind-bending conflict unlike anything you’ve seen before!

It’s been a brutal few months for the Renegades, culminating in the harrowing events – and losses – of the Harbinger Wars. But now the members of the team have woken up to the Best. Day. Ever. As Lou Reed sang, it’s just a perfect day, problems left all alone. But for Peter Stanchek – a kid who deserves a good day – something seems off…like all is not what it seems…

It turns out that nightmares are just dreams too. Find out what’s rattling the Renegades when all-star creators Joshua Dysart and Barry Kitson begin “Perfect Day” in Harbinger #15, in stores August 14th!

HARBINGER #15 (Perfect Day – Part One)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by BARRY KITSON (JUN131326)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JUN1313267)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (JUN131328)
Variant Cover by RIAN HUGHES (JUN131329)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 8/14/13

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Preview: Quantum and Woody #2 Gets Caught by the Fuzz!

Valiant has released a preview of Quantum and Woody #2 by award-winning writer James Asmus and acclaimed artist Tom Fowler! Brace yourself – the summer’s most anticipated origin story is at large and on the run this August!

Eric and Woody Henderson have accidentally blown up their father’s life’s work – and themselves along with it! Now, as their bizarre new superpowers begin to manifest, will they be able to outmaneuver the squad of trigger-happy cops that think Eric and Woody are to blame for their dad’s murder? Plus! The mysterious cabal targeting our heroes only gets creepier. Seriously, it’s like an iceberg of creepy. Only 10 percent is showing! And Quantum and Woody are about to crash right the %$!@ into it!

The rise of the world’s worst superhero team begins on July 10th in Quantum and Woody #1 – then be back in 30 for the next shocking, stun-gunning, gauntlet-colliding chapter of their all-new adventures on August 7th in Quantum and Woody #2!

QUANTUM AND WOODY #2
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK (JUN131320)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (JUN131321)
Variant Cover by RIAN HUGHES (JUN131322)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 8/7/13 (FOC – 7/15/13)

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Barry Kitson Joins Joshua Dysart for Perfect Day in Harbinger #15!

Valiant has announced that legendary artist and creator Barry Kitson will be joining New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart for “Perfect Day” – an all-new, four-part story arc beginning this August in Harbinger #15! In the wake of Harbinger Wars, start reading here as Peter Stanchek’s next year in the Valiant Universe begins with a mind-bending trip to the outer limits of the Valiant Universe!

It’s been a brutal few months for Peter and the Renegades, culminating in the harrowing events – and losses – of the Harbinger Wars. But now, the surviving members of the team have woken up to the Best. Day. Ever. As Lou Reed sang, it’s just a perfect day, problems left all alone. But for Peter Stanchek – a kid who deserves a good day – something seems off…like all is not what it seems…

In the aftermath of Valiant’s first crossover event, a new day is dawning for the Valiant’s outsider band of teenage heroes, but is their newfound happiness the first sign of a new golden age…or the first cloud in a gathering storm? Find out this August as Joshua Dysart and Barry Kitson deliver a brand new jumping-on point for the series that Bloody Disgusting calls “the best damn team book on store shelves” in Harbinger #15 – featuring covers by Barry Kitson, Trevor Hairsine, Khari Evans, and Rian Hughes!

“Perfect Day” Part One:
HARBINGER #15
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by BARRY KITSON
Pullbox Excluisve Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS
Variant Cover by RIAN HUGHES
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE IN AUGUST!
Perfect Day” Part Two:

HARBINGER #16
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by BARRY KITSON
Variant Cover by ZACHARY MONTOYA
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER!

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Valiant Entertainment Unveils New Logo

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT Unveils New Logo

To officiate its return to monthly publishing this May, Valiant Entertainment is proud to unveil a new interpretation of the iconic Valiant compass logo by award-winning graphic designer Rian Hughes. The newly redesigned logo — along with Valiant’s new distinctive trade dress, also designed by Hughes — will first see print on May 2nd with the release of X-O Manowar #1 by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan).

“It is always a challenging and interesting project to design the visual identity of a publisher from the ground up in every detail — logo, trade dress, title logos — and to cohesively pull all these elements together so one strong visual identity emerges. Rebooting the Valiant line’s design has been one such great project. The Valiant characters have a strong fanbase and heritage, and so the new logos are fresh and modern as befits a forward-looking publisher while still paying tribute to the originals, just as has been done with the characters themselves,” said Hughes, whose previously published work includes logos and design pieces for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, MTV Networks, Virgin Airlines, Penguin Books, Archaia Entertainment, and the BBC, among many others.

Originally founded in 1989, Valiant Comics is one of the most successful comic publishers of all time and has featured work by many of the industry’s top creative talents, including Jim Shooter, Bob Layton, Barry Windsor-Smith, Joe Quesada, David Lapham, Bryan Hitch, Steve Ditko and many more. Reincorporated as Valiant Entertainment in 2007 by CEO Jason Kothari and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, the company is set to return to monthly comics publishing this summer with four new monthly titles featuring its most popular characters — X-O Manowar #1 in May, Harbinger #1 in June, Bloodshot #1 in July, and Archer & Armstrong #1 in August.

“Rian and our Executive Editor Warren Simons put an incredible amount of energy into making sure that the new logo and the look of the books themselves accurately reflect our perspective on what the Valiant Universe was and can be,” said Shamdasani.

“The day that Valiant titles return to the shelves of comics shops worldwide is one that fans have been eagerly awaiting for some time,” said Kothari. “This powerful, yet versatile new logo is the perfect way to signify a new era for Valiant both as a company and a premier creative brand.”

This is the just the latest in a series of creative endeavors Valiant has announced to coincide with its “Summer of Valiant” relaunch. Most recently, the publisher announced that it would be the first to produce animated, QR code-augmented covers for X-O Manowar #1 and Harbinger #1, as well as a series of “Pullbox Exclusive Variant” covers available only to comic shop customers who subscribe to Valiant’s new #1 issues.

For more information, visit ValiantUniverse.com.

Preview – On The Line HC

Official Press Release

ON THE LINE HC

story RICK WRIGHT, art & cover RIAN HUGHES

48 PAGES, BW, $12.99, 6″ X 6″

The complete newspaper strip from The Guardian, drawn by RIAN HUGHES (Yesterday’s Tomorrows, Dan Dare, Raymond Chandler’s “Goldfish,” logo and graphic design for DC, Marvel).

Celebrated designer and illustrator RIAN HUGHES first explored the possibilities of Adobe Illustrator’s vector drawing tools in this stylish strip, forging a modern design-savvy approach that still tips the hat to classic UPA cartoons and the angular work of Gene Dietch. Bold, graphic and expressive, this collection brings together every strip for the very first time, including some unpublished rarities, in a neat hardback designed by Hughes in a pocket-sized format.

“Rian Hughes, the man who’s done more for comic book design than anybody else, ever.” www.talkaboutcomics.com

“One of the most successful and prolific designer/illustrators of the past 20 years” – Roger Sabin, Eye magazine

“Try a death tango in the upper levels of the stratosphere with smoky Cyrillic logos wrapped around your fuselage and raw Letraset moire crackling away in the rearview and then maybe you’ll earn my respect the way Rian Hughes earned my respect long ago.” – Grant Morrison

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