Valiant Entertainment Partners with Vans Warped Tour®

February 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Other

Press Release:

The Vans Warped Tour® presented by Journeys® and Valiant Entertainment have announced a new partnership to bring Valiant’s award-winning library of comic book superheroes on the road with America’s longest-running touring music festival for an immersive collaboration spanning the summer 2017 season.

As revealed today at Entertainment Weekly, multiple fan-favorite characters from Valiant’s 2,000-plus-strong library will make Warped Tour history as the centerpieces of the 2017 tour’s “comic book” theme. All summer long, Valiant’s most iconic heroes – including X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, Livewire, Ninjak, and more – will adorn posters, promotional pieces, merchandise, and more at over 40 tour dates across the United States. The 2017 Vans Warped Tour® artwork was designed by acclaimed Valiant comic book artist Kano.

Additionally, Valiant will exhibit at select Vans Warped Tour® dates across the summer with a mobile comic book art installation and appearances by major comics creators – the first time that a major comics publisher has joined the touring roster of America’s longest-standing and most renowned touring music festival in more than a decade.

Valiant’s appearances on the 2017 Vans Warped Tour® will benefit the publisher’s ongoing charitable partners at The Keep A Breast Foundation – a leading nonprofit organization with a mission to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support.

“For 23 years, the Vans Warped Tour has been such a great platform for bands, brands, and creative minds,” said Vans Warped Tour® Founder Kevin Lyman. “It’s always fun to be able to do collaborations, and this partnership with Valiant Entertainment is very special from a creative standpoint.”

“This is a groundbreaking partnership on many levels, and we’re honored and excited to call the Vans Warped Tour our newest partner,” said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment. “The Vans Warped Tour is an institution, and comics are the next logical extension of their hugely influential footprint. There’s a huge reciprocity between music and comics, and we were happy to find that there are just as many fans in their camp as there are in ours. We look forward to doing awesome things together in 2017 and beyond.”

Now in its 23rd year, the 41-date tour will commence June 16 in Seattle, WA and end on August 6 in Southern California.

The entire lineup for 2017′s Vans Warped Tour®, presented by Journeys®, will be released on Wednesday, March 22nd.

Tickets will also go on sale Wednesday, March 22nd at 10:00AM local time at vanswarpedtour.com.

As a bonus for early ticket buyers, the first 500 tickets sold for each show will be at the lowest price available and will include a digital download of the Official Vans Warped Tour® 50-song compilation.

Originally founded in 1989, Valiant Entertainment is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium with more than 80 million comics and graphic novels sold and the third largest library of superhero characters in all of entertainment. In 2012, Valiant roared back to the fore with a relaunch that quickly established itself as the biggest debut of a new comic book publisher in more than a decade. The resurgent Valiant was also awarded a coveted Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year after just seven months – marking the fastest time that any new company had been named to one of comics’ highest honors – and has been repeatedly cited as one of the most talked-about and trendsetting forces in comics by preeminent media outlets including The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, The Guardian, The New York Times, People, The Washington Post, and dozens more worldwide. Consistently rated year over year as the most acclaimed comic book publisher in the industry today, Valiant has received hundreds of awards, nominations, and critical accolades, culminating in 2016 with a record setting 50 Harvey Award nominations – the most ever received by a single publisher in the history of one of the comic book industry’s most prestigious awards. Valiant has announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature film franchises, the first of which is slated for release in 2018 from Sony Pictures.

NYC – Comic Book Jones 9th Anniversary Signings

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Comic Book Jones celebrates their ninth anniversary with a weekend-long sale of 25% off everything in the store. Plus signings with comic creators:

Evan Dorkin, Dennis Calero, Fred Van Lente, and Joe Harris sign on Saturday December 17th and Reilly Brown, Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, and Robert Geronimo sign on Sunday December 18th.

Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
781-448-1234

NY – Kingsway West Signing

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Writer Greg Pak and artist Sean Chen sign at Grasshopper’s Comics on Saturday July 30th from noon till 1:00 PM!

Grasshopper’s Comics
76 Hillside Ave., Williston Park, NY 11596
(516) 741-5724

CA – Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1 Signing

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Writer Robert Venditti, colorist David Baron, and cover artist Deth Phimmasone appear at Sky High Comics on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM to sign WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1!

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Sky High Comics
625 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 471-0649

PA – Canary Signing

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Duane Swierczynski appears at Doylestown Bookshop on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm!

Duane Swierczynski is the author of the Edgar-nominated and Anthony Award winning “Expiration Date.” Prior entries in the Charlie Hardie series have won the Shamus Award and been nominated for Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards; the series is now being developed by Sony Pictures Television. He currently writes the monthly comics series “Judge Dredd” for IDW and “Bloodshot” for Valiant, and has written various bestselling comics series for Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse. He lives in Philadelphia.

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The Doylestown Bookshop
16 S Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 230-7610

PA – Canary Signing

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Writer Duane Swierczynski (Judge Dredd, Deadpool vs X-Force, Ex-Con) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign his new novel Canary on Thursday March 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Author Event
It’s dangerous enough when an ordinary college girl turns confidential informant. Even more dangerous when she’s smarter than the killer, kingpins and cops who control her. Sarie is busted by the police while doing a favor for her boyfriend.

Barnes & Noble – Rittenhouse Square
1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-665-0716

CA – Indiana Jones & The City of the Gods

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Press Release:

Join The Comic Bug on Saturday, December 6th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm for a fun, dramatic evening at the Manhattan Beach location for a table read of Frank Darabont’s unfilmed classic INDIANA JONES and the CITY OF THE GODS!

When the script leaked a year or so after INDIANA JONES and the CRYSTAL SKULL was released, hard-core Indy fans were in an uproar that this, in many ways, superior, script wasn’t the one chosen by the powers that be when it came time to roll cameras on the new Indy film.

Witness as some of comic-dom’s greatest talents sit down to chew up the scenery on what might be the most unique event The Comic Bug has ever offered!

STARRING:

RICHARD STARKINGS as Professor Oxley
RAFAEL NAVARRO as Marion Ravenwood’s husband Peter Belasko
BARBARA KESEL as Marion Ravenwood
JOSHUA DYSART as the narrator/scene director

and introducing F.C. Brandt as INDIANA JONES!

The man in the hat is back!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

PA – Ex-Con Signing

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Writer Duane Swierczynski appears at Brave New Worlds on Wednesday September 3rd from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM to sign EX-CON!

Brave New Worlds
433 West Moreland Rd Willow Grove, PA 19090
215.657.8838

NYC – Great Pacific Signing

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Writer Joe Harris (Armor Hunters: Bloodshot, Great Pacific, X-Files) appears at Comic Book Jones on Wednesday August 6th!

Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
781-448-1234

MD – Deadpool vs X-Force #1 Signing

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Writer Duane Swierczynski (Cable, Moon Knight) appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, July 19th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to celebrate the launch of Deadpool vs X-Force #1!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

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