VALIANT Brings VALIANT FIRST to WONDERCON 2014 with EXCLUSIVES, PANELS, SIGNINGS, and More!
From April 18th–20th, get the inside track on RAI, ARMOR HUNTERS, THE DELINQUENTS and the rest of Valiant’s power-packed VALIANT FIRST publishing line-up at WonderCon Anaheim 2014!
With special guests including James Asmus (writer – Quantum and Woody, The Delinquents), David Baron (colorist – Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman: End Times), Joshua Dysart (writer – Harbinger, Armor Hunters: Harbinger), and Robert Venditti (writer – Armor Hunters, X-O Manowar), stop by Booth #210/212 inside the Anaheim Convention Center for a weekend packed with special signings, free giveaways, and con-exclusive products you won’t find anywhere else – including the all-new Harbinger #22 “Death of a Renegade” WonderCon Exclusive Variant by red-hot artist Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers, Comeback)!
Limited to 500 copies, this WonderCon-exclusive release captures Valiant’s team of wayward teenage heroes just before they strike out into the pages of the most important Harbinger story ever told in “Death of a Renegade” – an all-new turning point beginning in April’s Harbinger #22 that will see one of the Renegades’ own fall…and change everything that follows in its wake.
Then, join an all-star panel of Valiant creators and staff on Saturday, April 19th at 11:30 AM PST in Room #203 for the VALIANT COMICS: INSIDE VALIANT FIRST panel presentation, spotlighting the biggest wave of must-read releases yet from one of the most acclaimed and in-demand publishers in comics today! What do you read FIRST? All summer long, Valiant will be rocketing to the top of your read pile with VALIANT FIRST – an all-new initiative unleashing a major #1 issue each month from May onward by some of the most talented creators in comics. And, with ARMOR HUNTERS, the Earth-shaking comic book event of 2014, just weeks away, check in here to find out what the future holds for Valiant’s award-winning heroes. Plus: get your first look at all-new news and artwork from RAI, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, UNITY, X-O MANOWAR, QUANTUM AND WOODY, HARBINGER, BLOODSHOT, and much more!
We’ll see you at WonderCon!
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT – WONDERCON 2014 SIGNING SCHEDULE
Friday, April 18th:
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Robert Venditti, David Baron
Saturday, April 19th:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Joshua Dysart
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Robert Venditti
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: James Asmus
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: David Baron
Sunday, April 20th:
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Robert Venditti
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: James Asmus
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: David Baron
For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.
For more information on WonderCon 2014, visit http://www.comic-con.org/wca.
On September 7th and Sunday, September 8th, join the publisher behind 2013′s most anticipated comics event, UNITY, at Booth #1505/1506 for signings and appearances by some of Valiant’s greatest talents, including New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) and legendary artist Barry Kitson (Harbinger, Bloodshot)!
Be sure to stop by and pick up your copy of the UNITY #1 Preview Edition – an all-new convention-only comic book featuring the very first look inside UNITY #1 by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite! The first issue of all-new ongoing series debuting this November, UNITY #1 is the perfect place to find out why Valiant is the most-talked about publisher in comics!
And, as always, Valiant will also have a one-stop selection of comics, trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and official Cinder Block merchandise – including t-shirts, limited edition prints, mugs and more – available for readers new and old!
Plus, no fan will want to miss Valiant Comics: The Road to Unity – Valiant’s Baltimore-exclusive panel presentation on Saturday, September 7th at 2 pm! Join an all-star panel of Valiant insiders for a must-see round of news and announcements about the most talked-about publisher in comics! Featuring creators J.G. Jones (Eternal Warrior), Barry Kitson (Harbinger, Bloodshot), Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar), and Jim Zub (Shadowman), alongside Publisher Fred Pierce and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, find out everything you need to know about the massive repercussions of UNITY and what’s next for Valiant’s greatest heroes – only at Baltimore Comic-Con!
Robert Venditti, Justin Jordan, Ven Jensen, and more appear at CornerStoreComics on Saturday, June 29, 2013 starting at 11:00 am to celebrate a new era in the Green Lantern Corps!
VALIANT Heads to C2E2 with ROBERT VENDITTI, CLAYTON HENRY, MICO SUAYAN and More!
From April 26th to April 28th, Valiant Entertainment will be joining the festivities at C2E2, Chicago’s premier comics and pop culture convention, and we’re bringing along a ton of special guests and exclusive giveaways to celebrate!
Visit Valiant at booth #1029 all weekend long to get a sneak peek at the next big things to rock the Valiant Universe inside the pages of the Valiant Summer 2013 Preview Edition – a FREE C2E2-exclusive convention giveaway, featuring a look inside Quantum & Woody #1 by James Asmus and Tom Fowler and an extended preview of Harbinger Wars #1, the debut issue of Valiant’s first crossover event.
Stop by for signings and appearances throughout the show by some of the Valiant Universe’s greatest talents, including New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Demon Knights, The Surrogates), New York Times best-selling artist Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars, Archer & Armstrong, Incredible Hercules), and acclaimed artist Mico Suayan (Harbinger, Batman: The Dark Knight).
As always, Valiant will also have a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and t-shirts on hand, alongside a brand new convention-exclusive Harbinger Wars #1/Shadowman #1 blank flip book – debuting for the very first time at C2E2!
Then, find out everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2013 on Saturday, April 27th at 4pm in room W471 for the Valiant 2013: Harbinger Wars and Beyond panel presentation! With the landmark events of Harbinger Wars and Planet Death currently underway, find out what’s next for Valiant’s greatest heroes directly from a panel of Valiant insiders, including X-O Manowar writer Robert Venditti, Harbinger Wars artist Clayton Henry, Executive Editor Warren Simons, Publisher Fred Pierce, and CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.
And rounding out the weekend, join Valiant’s Executive Editor and a special slate of surprise guests on Sunday, April 28th at 11:30 AM W474 for Valiant 2013: The Craft of Comics with Warren Simons. In this candid, behind-the-scenes panel discussion, 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 veteran behind the Valiant relaunch and a host of fan favorite titles, including Thor, Immortal Iron Fist, Invincible Iron Man, and many more!
We’ll see you at C2E2!
ABOUT VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,500 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Harbinger, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. In 2012, Valiant was named Publisher of the Year by numerous press and industry sources, including Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.
Valiant is proud to announce that it will make its first appearance at the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 8th and 9th, 2012! All weekend long, Valiant creators and staff will be boothside for a jam-packed slate of convention-only giveaways, signings, portfolio reviews, and panel appearances.
“Valiant’s return has been taking the industry by storm this year, and we couldn’t be more proud to have the company and its incredibly talented cast of creators on board for the Baltimore Comic-Con,” said show founder Marc Nathan. “Every attendee should stop by to find out for themselves why Valiant is the publisher that is winning over fans in 2012.”
Stop by the Valiant booth to pick convention exclusive items including Bloodshot #1/Archer & Armstrong #1 double-sided sketch covers and brand new Valiant t-shirts! Plus, no fan will want to miss the FREE “Future of Valiant” Preview Edition, featuring a slew of looks ahead at Valiant’s upcoming fall and winter releases!
Then, on Saturday from 2 to 3 pm, get the inside track on the next staggering events that will rock the Valiant Universe at “The Future of Valiant” panel with Robert Venditti and Cary Nord (X-O Manowar), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Executive Editor Warren Simons and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.
Valiant will also be rewarding fans throughout the weekend with its ultra-limited Gold Logo Edition comics. Show your support for the Valiant Universe by dressing up as your favorite Valiant character, or displaying your fandom in a new and unique way, and you might just have a shot at winning a rare X-O Manowar #1 Gold Logo Edition!
There’s never been a better time or place to be a Valiant fan! We’ll see you in Baltimore!
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.
This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 8th.
Robert Venditti, author of the new Valiant Comics series X-O Manowar and The Surrogates, signs at both Alliance Comics locations next weekend, Saturday, June 9th in Baltimore and Sunday, June 10th in Silver Spring. He will appear at each store from 12 noon to 3pm!
Mr. Venditti will be on hand to chat with fans and sign autographs. It will be a great time to ask questions about the exciting new X-O Manowar series and pick up a signed copy of X-O Manowar #1 and #2, as well as the SURROGATES original graphic novel.
904 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
8317 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Dan Slott, ChrisCross, and Robert Venditti sign at Jim Hanley’s Universe on Saturday, May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!
Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 5 and Jim Hanley’s Universe in New York City will once again be host to an all-star lineup of creators, events, FREE COMICS, and so much more!
Free Comic Book Day is here! As in years past, we will be giving out free comics all day at both stores. And, also as in years past, we will be hosting a slew of top creators at our Manhattan location. Check it out:
Robert Venditti – 12:00pm - The writer of The Surragates, his new Valiant comic X-O Manowar comes out May 2!
ChrisCross – 2:00pm - Prolific penciler and our good pal, you can see his most recent work in the DC New 52!
Jose Luis Garcia Lopez – 3:00pm - One of DC Comic’s signature illustrators, his career spans four decades!
Dan Slott - 4:00pm - The current writer of Amazing Spider-Manand genuinely one of the coolest people alive!
Making the weekend even more awesome is our Magic: The Gathering Avacyn Restored Launch Parties at both locations on Saturday, May 5! Stay tuned for details!
Oh, yeah, and there will be FREE COMICS! Click here for the checklist of what we’ll be giving away!
It all begins Saturday, May 5 beginning at 9:00am at JHU in Manhattan, 10:00am at JHU in Staten Island! All at Jim Hanley’s Universe, New York City’s Premier Comic Store and Gaming Spot for 27 years and counting, Where Art and Literature Meet!
Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St, New York, NY 10001
Writer Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) signs at Midtown Comics on Wednesday May 2nd from 6:00 – 7:00pm!
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038
Jeff Smith, Robert Venditti Added to ICv2 Comics and Media Conference Roster
Conference Tickets Still Available
SAN DIEGO- Pop culture publishing and consulting company ICv2 has announced that Bone creator Jeff Smith and The Surrogates writer Robert Venditti have been added as speakers for the ICv2 Comics and Media Conference. The Conference will be held on Wednesday, July 22nd, in conjunction with San Diego Comic-Con International.
In “The Surrogates: A Writer’s Debut that Went Hollywood,” The Surrogates writer Robert Venditti and Top Shelf Publisher Chris Staros will reveal how a debut Top Shelf miniseries turned into a major film starring Bruce Willis (out in September).
And in “When to Say No: The True Adventures of Bone in Hollywood,” Bone creator Jeff Smith talks about his experiences with the Bone property (over three million graphic novels sold) in Hollywood.
“These are two very different stories, and they’re only part of the range of experience we’re bringing to the Conference,” ICv2 President Milton Griepp said. “With voices from production and management, creators, publishers, retail, and libraries, we’re going to be able to explore the relationship between comics and film, TV, and videogames from all directions.”
The panelists and speakers at the Comics and Media Conference have created, published, produced, or worked on some of the hottest transmedia properties in the business, including:
* Battlestar Galactica
* Buck Rogers
* The Darkness
* Scott Pilgrim
* Star Trek
* X-Men Origins: Wolverine
For more information (including press info), click here http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/14929.html .
For full panelist info, click here http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/15222.html .
To register, click here http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=736158 .
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