Valiant Entertainment Partners with Vans Warped Tour®

February 22, 2017 by  
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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.

NC – Valiant Comics Signing

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Press Release:

Valiant Comics takes over Memory Lane Comics on Saturday April 23rd. We’re going to have a great signing with writers Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, The Flash, Green Lantern) and Rafer Roberts, maker of comics (Archer & Armstrong, Plastic Farm), live music, cool freebies and much more!

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Memory Lane Comics
5214 Market St, Ste 105, Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 392-6647

DE – Archer & Armstrong Signing

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Writer Rafer Roberts appears at The Comic Book Shop on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 4:00 – 11:00 PM to celebrate the release of Valiant’s A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1!

**JUST ADDED** JUSTIN JORDAN (Luther Strode) and MONICA GALLAGHER (Boobage, Part-Time Princesses)

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The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 477-1119

MD – Archer & Armstrong #1 Signing

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Writer Rafer Roberts appears at Beyond Comics on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM in Gaithersburg, MD to celebrate the release of Valiant’s A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1!

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Beyond Comics
18749 N Frederick Ave, Ste B, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 216-0007

 

DC – Archer & Armstrong #1 Signing

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Writer Rafer Roberts appears at Fantom Comics on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of Valiant’s A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1!

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-241-6498

MD – A&A Signing Tour Kick-Off

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Rafer Roberts appears at X-Ray Comics on Wednesday March 16, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of Valiant’s A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 and kick-off a signing tour!

X-Ray Comics
724 Potomac Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 745-5310

CA – Faith #1 Signing

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Writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black, Womanthology) appears at House of Secrets to sign the first issue of FAITH on Saturday, January 30, 2015 from noon till 2:00 PM!

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House of Secrets
1930 W Olive St, Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 562-1900

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

NYC – Bloodshot Reborn #1 Signing

 

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Midtown Comics welcomes comic book artists CAFU and Andres Guinaldo to our Downtown location on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

CAFU is best known for his work on Valiant’s Unity and X-O Manowar, as well as World’s Finest, Green Lantern Corps, and more! He also did part one (of four) covers for our shared exclusive variant of Bloodshot Reborn #1! Find it here…

Andres Guinaldo is best known for his work on Justice League Dark, Superboy, Vibe, JLA, and more!

Both artists will have original art for sale at the event. They will also offer quick free sketches (1 per person) while time permits! Hope you can make it!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

SF – The Valiant Signing

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Eisner-winning penciller/inker team Paolo Rivera and his father Joe Rivera (who have collaborated on titles including Daredevil, Superior Spider-Man Team Up, Action Comics, Batman: Black & White) appear at Isotope on Wednesday March 25, 2015 at 5:30 PM to sign the conclusion of THE VALIANT! Original artwork by the Riveras is available via Splash Page Comic Art.

Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 621-6543

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