NYC – Archer & Armstrong #0.2014 Signing

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Writer Fred Van Lente and artist Pere Perez appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday February 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm  to sign copies of Archer and Armstrong #0.2014!!

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

MO – Unity Signings

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Matt Kindt appears at The Fantasy Shop in St. Charles on Wednesday November 13th from 5pm – 8pm (RSVP on Facebook) and in South County on Wednesday November 27, 2013 from 5pm – 8pm (RSVP on Facebook)!! The writer of Valiant’s Unity and writer artist of Mind MGMT, Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes, and so much more will be on hand to sign books!

St. Charles: 2426 West Clay St. Charles, MO 63301

South County: 10560 Baptist Church Rd St Louis, MO 63128

NYC – Eternal Warrior Signing

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Writer Greg Pak signs at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday September 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm!

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Valiant Previews UNITY at Baltimore Comic-Con 2013

September 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

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Press Release:

This September, Valiant is headed to Baltimore Comic-Con for a weekend packed with special guests, exclusive programming, and convention-only giveaways!

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!

For more information, visit BaltimoreComicCon.com and ValiantUniverse.com.

Valiant Names Alejandro Arbona as Associate Editor

July 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Everything Else

Press Release:

VALIANT Names ALEJANDRO ARBONA as ASSOCIATE EDITOR

ArbonaValiant is proud to announce that veteran editor Alejandro Arbona has been named to the position of Associate Editor. In his new role, Arbona will contribute to Valiant’s growing slate of monthly titles, including Eternal Warrior, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps, Quantum and Woody, Shadowman, and more. Arbona is just the latest addition to Valiant’s editorial team, joining Assistant Editor Josh Johns, fellow Associate Editor Jody LeHeup, and Executive Editor Warren Simons.

“Alejandro is an exceptionally talented editor,” said Simons. “I was able to work with him at Marvel for a number of years on some amazing titles, and I can’t tell you how happy I am that he’s joining Valiant. He will make a fantastic addition to the team.”

A five-year veteran of Marvel editorial, Arbona edited a host of critically lauded titles during his tenure, including Invincible Iron Man, Osborn: Evil Incarcerated, Red Skull: Incarnate, Legion of Monsters, and more. Most recently, Arbona completed editorial duties on Casanova by Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá, and Fábio Moon; and Sacrifice, the best-selling, self-published series by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose.

“Valiant blew me away last year, and I had high expectations to begin with,” said Arbona. “When you combine the familiarity of these characters with such fresh new ideas and approaches, and such a crackerjack team of writers, artists, and editors overseeing it all, the potential really is unlimited. And I’m over the moon I get to re-join forces with my mentor, Warren Simons, and take on an entirely new world of great stories.”

“There has been a tremendous response to our books from all sides, and we’re very fortunate to have strong sales and great reviews across the board. We have several new titles in the works with Quantum and Woody hitting this Wednesday, and Eternal Warrior and more special surprises coming later in the year,” added Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “We plan to expand ever further over the next 12 months and Alejandro was the natural choice to help us grow. He’s an incredibly talented editor with a great body of work behind him, and we’re excited and enthused to welcome him to the Valiant family.”

For more information on Valiant Entertainment, visit ValiantUniverse.com.

CA – Quantum & Woody Signing

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Writer James Asmus (Gambit, Thief of Thieves, End Times of Bram & Ben) and other Valiant folks, plus MONA THE GOAT (yes, a real life goat) appear at Collectors Paradise on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.

Valiant Comics will have a ton of cool promotional stuff to give away, specially if you know your Valiant stuff (and if you don’t you SHOULD) Plus they will have an EXCLUSIVE Limited Edition PRINT available with purchase of Quantum & Woody first issue and a bunch of other surprises.

RSVP on Facebook!

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

CA – Valiant Party

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Beach Ball Comics throws a party on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:00pm for Valiant Comics with guests including Justin Jordan, Joshua Dysart, and more to be announced!

RSVP on Facebook!

Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804

CA – Harbinger Wars Signing

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Galaxy of Comics Proudly presents JOSHUA DYSART, the Eisner Nominated writer of VALIANT’S first crossover, signing Harbinger War #1, April 10th, 2013, from 4 PM to 7 PM!

HARBINGER WARS, Valiant’s first family crossover event, begins here! A decades-old secret is about to put BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER on an inescapable collision course – and, soon, the most powerful forces in the Valiant Universe will be drawn into a battle without sides, without rules, and without mercy. Two dozen undisciplined, untested and untrained superhuman children have just escaped from a top-secret research facility and into the world. Start reading here for a high-stakes tale that will put Valiant’s greatest heroes to the ultimate test!

Make sure you stop by the Galaxy of Comics and chat with JOSHUA DYSART (Swamp Thing, Conan, Hellboy, Violent Messiahs) and get HARBINGER WAR #1 signed by VALIANT’S hottest writer!

RSVP on Facebook!

Galaxy of Comics
17306 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406

MD – Free Comic Book Day 2013

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Cary Nord, Brandon Seifert, Greg LaRocqoue, Joe Keatinge, Mike Moreci, Steve Seeley, Marc Hempel, and many more appear at Collectors Corner on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

RSVP on Facebook!

Maryland’s Largest & most exciting FREE COMIC BOOK DAY at Collectors Corner!

9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Free Comic Book Day!

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Collectors Corner (All NEW & IMPROVED Even BIGGER CC)

SAME Location, not moving, just GROWING in SIZE and the NEW Larger Space will be Unveiled at this Event!

(First 50 People in line will get a Free Movie Pass to see IRON MAN 3 in theaters Saturday evening in addition to being in the First 100 In Line Getting a Free Collectors Corner re-usable Bag with CC Logo filled with merchandise with a retail value of over $100.00 including Trade Paperbacks, Comics & more!)

(First 100 People in Line will get a Free Collectors Corner re-usable Bag with CC Logo filled with merchandise with a retail value of over $100.00 including Trade Paperbacks, Comics & more!)

Additionally the First 50 Persons in line will have a 1 in 50 chance to WIN a $150 Shopping Spree, Details Below :

SHOPPING SPREE : WIN a $150 Shopping Spree – Randomly inserted onto one of the CC re-useable BAGS will be a $150 CC Gift Card, like a GOLDEN TICKET!

56 FREE COMICS for Each and Every Customer Attending the Event – Choose 6 from every FCBD Title offered from every publisher while supplies last along with Some Titles creators are producing exclusively for CC + BONUS 50 FREE BACK ISSUE COMICS per person from over 50 selected Back Issue BOXES outside offered along side this years full lineup FCBD COMICS!

FREE PIZZA for everyone – ALL DAY!

Scheduled Creator Appearances :

(ALL Creators appear 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Unless noted otherwise)

Creators will be Signing & Sketching Free :

Cary Nord : Artist – Conan, Daredevil, X-O Manowar & more!
Greg LaRocqoue : Artist (Web of Spider-man, Legion, Flash, Exiled Studios)
Joe Keatinge – Writer of IMAGE Comics Glory & Hell Yeah, MARVEL NOW!’s Morbius & Amazing Spider-Man.
Brandon Seifert – Writer & Creator of IMAGE COMICS Witchdoctor, Writer of Hellraiser & Doctor Who.
Mike Moreci & Steve Seeley creators of IMAGE Comics Hoax Hunters.

Marc Hempel (Sandman, Tug & Buster)
H.C. Noel (Tara Normal)
Michael S. Bracco (Birth & Novo)
Nathan Getz (No One)
Tony Calandra (No One)
Mike Riley (I Taste Sound)
PLB Studios (MD Eastern Shore Based Comic Publisher)
John French, Carlos Taylor & many, many more!

Many More HUGE creators to be Announced Soon…

Character Appearances : Booster Gold, Storm, Batgirl, Scarlet Witch, Black Cat, Magneto, Hawkeye, Spider-man & Wonder Woman.

+ CHARM CITY ROLLER GIRLS will be representing all day!

COMIC BOOK COSPLAY CONTEST : Starts at 3:00 PM Sign Up at the Counter.

Prizes (Best Overall) : 1st $100 CC Gift Card, 2nd $50 CC Gift Card, 3rd $25 CC Gift Card

Comic Book Trivia Contest : Starts at 3:00 PM

Free Membership Drive – All Day at the counter.

Outside Behind the Store – Local Arts & Crafts + Coffee Served.

Gaming Demonstrations including HeroClix, Magic The Gathering, Yu-gi-oh & more.

+ STORE-WIDE SALE :

In the Store – ALL Trade Paperbacks & Graphic Novels 20% Off.

In the Store – ALL Back Issues in the Display Cases 50% Off.

In the Store – In the BACK ISSUES VAULT : ALL COMICS 50% Off.

In the Store – All Toys, Statues & Models 25% Off.

In the Store – All T-Shirts 2 for $35.

In the Store – All USED Softcover Trade Paperbacks $5 Each or 7 for $30.

In the Store – All Board Games & RPG Games & Accessories 20% Off.

HUGE TENT SALE Behind the Store – Huge Sidewalk Sale, Toys, Video Games & More at deeply discounted prices & BACK ISSUES SALE with All Comics normally $1 Each, (OPEN all day on FCBD) 25 Cents EACH 5 for $1 & MAKE A BOX for $40 or 3 BOXES for $100.

After Party… Details Coming Soon! 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Tunes and Food.

Join us for FCBD at Collectors Corner for the Largest and most Exciting FCBD Event in Maryland!

Collectors Corner
7911 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21234

Valiant Entertainment and Rittenhouse Archives to Debut New Trading Card Series and Albums at SDCC 2013

Press Release:

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT AND RITTENHOUSE ARCHIVES JOIN FORCES

Newly Re-Launched Comic Book Company Strikes Trading Card Licensing Deal

ValiantNew York, NY (November 28, 2012) – Valiant Entertainment has teamed up with long-established collectibles company Rittenhouse Archives to create trading card series and collectors’ albums for the Valiant Universe, which includes beloved comic book characters X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Shadowman, Harbinger, Rai, H.A.R.D. Corps, Archer & Armstrong, Ninjak, and Armorines. The cards and albums are planned to launch in the US and Canada, at Comic Con San Diego, in 2013.
“All of us at Rittenhouse are extremely excited to add Valiant Comics to our distinguished list of evergreen properties,” said Rittenhouse President Steve Charendoff. “Valiant has rapidly returned to its rightful place among the top publishers of comics today, and, in a world that increasingly craves quality super-hero stories and characters in all forms of media, its future prospects couldn’t be brighter.”
Rittenhouse Archives, Ltd. is a leading producer of science fiction, fantasy and comic book trading cards.  Rittenhouse currently produces trading cards for James Bond, Star Trek, Marvel Comics, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Spartacus, Falling Skies, Warehouse 13 and other top properties.
“We are proud to partner with Rittenhouse Archive as one of the leaders in this category,” said Valiant Entertainment CEO Jason Kothari.  “The creative force applied to Valiant’s fan favorite comic books is being combined with Rittenhouse’s complementary talents to develop and implement state of the art cards and collectibles – together, we have already identified concepts not yet seen that will be truly exciting for Valiant fans and help bring in a host of new fans.”
Valiant previously released four hugely successful trading card series in the 1990’s including three with Upper Deck and one with Comic Images. The deal launches a three-year commitment between the companies.
Valiant Entertainment is one of the leading comic character-based entertainment companies in the world that owns and controls a library of 1,500 characters. Since their creation in 1989, Valiant characters have sold 80 million comic books, been the basis of a number of video game franchises and a slate of major motion pictures are in development.  In 2012, Valiant relaunched print and digital comic books based on a number of its most popular properties, such as X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong and Shadowman.  These new issues garnered rave reviews and are consistently the best-selling independent comic book titles in the industry.

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