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Introducing the ultimate Valiant graphic novel collection. Perfect for new readers!

VALIANT HERO UNIVERSE ORIGINS: X-O MANOWAR
Writer: Robert Venditti
Art: Cary Nord, Lee Garbett, Trevor Hairsine
Cover: Mico Suayan

Embark on an epic journey with X-O MANOWAR, where ancient history collides with futuristic technology. Dive into the saga of Aric of Dacia, a Visigoth warrior abducted by aliens, who later returns to Earth with the Shanhara armor, the most powerful weapon in the universe. But while a few years have passed for him, centuries have gone by on Earth, and Aric finds the modern world as alien as the spaceship where he was once held prisoner. This masterful blend of loyalty, courage, and destiny, offers a perfect starting point for new readers!

Contains the first appearance of X-O Manowar, Ninjak, the Vine, and many other Valiant Universe characters! See where it all began with New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern,The Surrogates) and comics visionaries Cary Nord (Conan), Lee Garbett (Batman: RIP), and Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis).

Content: X-O Manowar #1-18.

Format: 436 pages. Softcover trade.

In Shops: 7/17/24

SRP: $24.99

ORIGINS X-O MANOWAR

VALIANT HERO UNIVERSE ORIGINS: FAITH
Writer: Jody Houser
Art: Francis Portela, Marguerite Sauvage
Cover: Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic

Discover the inspiring journey of Faith Herbert in FAITH, a series perfect for new readers and fans of uplifting superhero stories. Orphaned young and gifted as a super-powered psiot, Faith is no ordinary teenager. She steps up, embracing her destiny to become the hero she always knew she could be. Balancing a secret identity and a reporter's day job, she faces challenges head-on, from robots to aliens and her first super-villain arch-nemesis. Faith's story is a thrilling tale of confidence, courage, and the pursuit of greatness in the face of overwhelming odds.

Contains the first FAITH miniseries and series, a perfect jumping on point! Breakout writer Jody Houser (Star Wars: Rogue One) is joined by acclaimed artists Francis Portela (Batman), Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) and more, to launch Valiant's high flying heroine!

Content: Faith vol. 1 #1-4, Faith vol. 2 #1-8, Harbinger: Faith #0, Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #5.

Format: 360 pages. Softcover trade.

In Shops: 7/31/24

SRP: $24.99

ORIGINS FAITH

VALIANT HERO UNIVERSE ORIGINS: BLOODSHOT
Writer: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Manuel Garcia, Barry Kitson, Matthew Clark
Cover: Felipe Massafera

Explore the thrilling world of BLOODSHOT, where the distinction between man and weapon fades. Ray Garrison, a brave soldier, is resurrected by the secretive military contractor, Project Rising Spirit, after falling in battle. Endowed with advanced nanotechnology, he becomes Bloodshot, possessing incredible strength, speed, and healing powers. Initially a loyal instrument of his creators, Bloodshot eventually defies his programming and sets out on an unyielding quest to discover the hidden truths of the project that forged him.

Contains the first appearance of Bloodshot, Project Raising Spirit, H.A.R.D. Corps, and many other Valiant Universe characters! From acclaimed writer Duane Swierczynski (Birds of Prey) and all-star artists Manuel Garcia (Black Widow), Barry Kitson (The Amazing Spider-Man), and Matthew Clark (The Adventures of Superman), this is an ideal entry point for new readers and fans of intense, character-driven stories.

Content: Bloodshot #1-13.

Format: 320 pages. Softcover trade.

In Shops: 8/7/24

SRP: $24.99

ORIGINS BLOODSHOT

VALIANT HERO UNIVERSE ORIGINS: RAI
Writer: Matt Kindt
Art & cover: Clayton Crain

Embark on a futuristic odyssey with RAI, the perfect starting point for new readers to the Valiant Universe. Set in a technologically advanced 41st century, follow Rai, the enigmatic protector of New Japan, as he navigates a world of astonishing innovation and hidden dangers. This series blends sci-fi action with deep philosophical questions, as Rai confronts his identity and destiny. Each page is a visually stunning journey, offering a unique blend of high-tech spectacle and compelling narrative. Tradition meets technology in a story of rebellion andhumanity's future.

Contains the first appearance of Rai X, Father, Spylocke, and many other Valiant Universe characters! From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (BRZRKR) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (Carnage), discover the world of 41st century Japan with an all-new vision of the future unlike anything you've seen before!

Content: Rai #1-12, Valiant: 4001 A.D. Free Comic Book Day 2016 Special, 4001 AD #1-4.

Format: 392 pages. Softcover trade.

In Shops: 8/21/24

SRP: $24.99

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VALIANT HERO UNIVERSE ORIGINS: SHADOWMAN
Writer: Justin Jordan, Peter Milligan
Art: Patrick Zircher, Roberto De La Torre, Ales Kot, Jim Zub
Cover: Jeff Dekal

Delve into SHADOWMAN, the perfect entry for new readers into Valiant's supernatural realm. Meet Jack Boniface, the inheritor of the Shadowman mantle, battling dark forces in our world. This series weaves horror, mysticism, and action as Jack confronts his powers and their weight. Experience a thrilling journey where the living and the dead converge. Shadowman offers suspense and heroism in a narrative rich with eerie intrigue.

Contains the first appearance of Shadowman, Doctor Mirage, Master Darque, and many other Valiant Universe characters! From rising star Justin Jordan (Green Lantern: New Guardians), comics superstar Patrick Zircher (Captain America, Hulk) and an all-star cast of visionary creators, including Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil), Ales Kot (Suicide Squad), Jim Zub (Skullkickers), and many more!

Content: Shadowman #0-16, Shadowman #13X.

Format: 424 pages. Softcover trade.

In Shops: 9/4/24

SRP: $24.99

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VALIANT HERO UNIVERSE ORIGINS: UNITY
Writer: Matt Kindt
Art: Doug Braithwaite, Cary Nord, CAFU
Cover: Travel Foreman

Dive into the thrilling UNITY series, where Valiant's greatest heroes unite. Witness Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, Livewire, Toyo Harada, and X-O Manowar form an unprecedented alliance to tackle the Valiant Universe's most formidable threats. Each issue is packed with action, intricate teamwork, and epic storytelling. Perfect for newcomers, UNITY offers a gateway to the diverse and dynamic world of Valiant superheroes. Join the adventure where legends converge and destinies intertwine.

Contains the first superhero group of the Valiant Universe! From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (BRZRKR) and an all-starcast of artists including Doug Braithwaite (Justice), Cary Nord (Conan), and CAFU (Action Comics)!

Content: Unity #1-7, X-O Manowar #20-22.

Format: 272 pages. Softcover trade.

In Shops: 9/18/24

SRP: $24.99

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VALIANT HERO UNIVERSE ORIGINS: HARBINGER
Writer: Joshua Dysart
Art: Khari Evans, Barry Kitson, Lee Garbett

HARBINGER immerses you in a world where the Renegades, super-powered teens, defy the law and confront their own complex realities. Led by psionic Peter Stanchek, these outcasts evade authorities while traversing the country. Their quest transcends mere escape; united, they confront the Harbinger Foundation and its enigmatic leader, Toyo Harada. Joining forces with other troubled, powerful youths, they aim to dismantle Harada's empire. This series offers new readers a dynamic, fresh perspective on the superhero narrative.

Contains the first appearance of the Renegades, Toyo Harada, Faith, and many other Valiant Universe characters! The series is masterfully written by Joshua Dysart (Swamp Thing), and features the artistic talents of Khari Evans (Thor), Barry Kitson (The Adventures of Superman), and Lee Garbett (Batgirl).

Content: Harbinger #0-14, Harbinger Wars #1-4.

Format: 468 pages. Softcover trade.

In Shops: October, 2024

SRP: $24.99

ORIGINS HARBINGER

VALIANT HERO UNIVERSE ORIGINS: THE VALIANT
Writers: Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt
Art: Paolo Rivera

Explore the Valiant Universe in THE VALIANT, a captivating series ideal for new readers. This epic narrative unites iconic heroes like Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, and Ninjak, alongside the enigmatic Geomancer, to face an ancient, otherworldly menace. It's your gateway to exploring a universe where legends live, battles rage, and myths come to life.

Contains the detailed history of the Valiant Universe! From New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) and Matt Kindt (BRZRKR), and Eisner Award winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) comes an epic ten millennia in the making!

Content: The Valiant #1-4, Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe, Bloodshot Reborn #0-5.

Format: 280 pages. Softcover trade.

In Shops: October, 2024

SRP: $24.99

ORIGINS THE VALIANT

VALIANT HERO UNIVERSE ORIGINS: NINJAK
Writer: Matt Kindt
Art: Clay Mann, Doug Braithwaite, Butch Guice

Step into the world of NINJAK, an exhilarating series perfect for new readers and fans of espionage and martial arts. Begin with Colin King's early days as a green MI6 recruit, learning the ropes of spycraft and counterintelligence, while navigating a complex relationship with hisfirst handler. Fast forward to the present: Colin has transformed into Ninjak, the world's leading intelligence operative, weapons expert, and master assassin. Embark on a gripping journey with him as he tracksdown the Shadow Seven, a secretive group of shinobi masters linked to his enigmatic past and personal tragedies!

Contains the first solo series of Ninjak! From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (BRZRKR) and artists Clay Mann (Poison Ivy), Doug Braithwaite (Justice), Butch Guice (Captian America) and many more, comes the seven-time Harvey Award nominated series!

Content: Ninjak #1-13.

Format: 420 pages. Softcover trade.

In Shops: November, 2024

SRP: $24.99

ORIGINS NINJAK

VALIANT HERO UNIVERSE ORIGINS: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG
Writers: Fred Van Lente
Art: Clayton Henry, Emanuela Lupacchino, Pere Pérez

Dive into ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, ideal for new readers seeking action, humor, and unique friendships. Witness Archer, a skilled martial artist, team up with Armstrong, an immortal rogue, for globe-trotting adventures and secret society battles. This series melds history, mythology, and comedy, exploring camaraderie and the clash of contrasting worldviews. ARCHER & ARMSTRONG delivers a uniquely entertaining and thought-provoking experience!

Contains the first appearance of Archer, Armstrong, the Eternal Warrior, and many other Valiant Universe characters! From the New York Times best-selling creative team of writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies) and artists Clayton Henry (Incredible Herc), Emanuela Lupacchino (X-Factor), and Pere Pérez (Action Comics)!

Content: Archer & Armstrong #0-17.

Format: 428 pages. Softcover trade.

In Shops: November, 2024

SRP: $24.99

ORIGINS ARCHER & ARMSTRONG

VALIANT HERO UNIVERSE ORIGINS: ETERNAL WARRIOR
Writer: Greg Pak
Art: Trevor Hairsine, Clayton Crain

Explore ETERNAL WARRIOR, a captivating series that blends ancient lore with modern-day action. Follow the unyielding Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior, sworn to protect the Earth across centuries. Journey through time as he battles foes from forgotten eras to contemporary threats, showcasing his unparalleled combat skills and strategic wisdom. This book combines epic historical settings with thrilling contemporary conflicts, offering a deep dive into a warrior's eternal struggle and his timeless heroism.

Contains the first series of the Eternal Warrior, set in the past, present and future of the Valiant Universe! From New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Planet Hulk) and superstar artists Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) and Clayton Crain (Carnage), among other talents!

Content: Eternal Warrior #1-8, Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel #1-3, Eternal Warrior: Awakening #1.

Format: 288 pages. Softcover trade.

In Shops: December, 2024

SRP: $24.99

ORIGINS ETERNAL WARRIOR

VALIANT HERO UNIVERSE ORIGINS: BRITANNIA
Writers: Peter Milligan
Art: Juan José Ryp, Robert Gill, Alvaro Papagiani

Delve into BRITANNIA, where ancient Rome meets dark mysteries. In 65 A.D., Antonius Axia, the first detective, investigates supernatural events in the wilds of Britannia. Facing a realm where myth blurs with reality, he battles legendary threats, guided by gods and emperors' whims. This gripping narrative blends mystery, adventure, and ancient lore, offering a unique experience with no prior reading required. This is an enthralling journey into a world of ancient intrigue.

Contains the first appearance of Antonius Axia and many other Valiant Universe characters! Comics legend Peter Milligan (Shade the Changing Man) and incendiary artists Juan José Ryp (Frank Miller's RoboCop) and Robert Gill (X-Force) lead a phantasmagorical expeditionin the lands between darkness, desire, and destruction.

Content: Britannia #1-4, Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #1-4, Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome #1-4, Britannia: The Great Fire of Rome #1.

Format: 364 pages. Softcover trade.

In Shops: December, 2024

SRP: $24.99

ORIGINS BRITANNIA

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