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  • Valiant Names Alejandro Arbona as Associate Editor

    July 10, 2013 by  
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    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.

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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

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    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.

    ON – X-O Manowar Signing

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    Artist Cary Nord signs The Beguiling on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm!

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    Please join The Beguiling in welcoming Cary Nord, artist of many volumes of Conan and the artists of the current ongoing X-O Manowar series from Valiant, at his first signing here.

    Cary Nord will be at The Beguiling in celebration of X-O MANOWAR VOLUME 1: BY THE SWORD, which will be released on that day. In addition, The Beguiling will have lots of copies of his previous issues, his work on Conan, and much more available for sale at the signing.

    Cary has just moved back to Toronto, so we hope Toronto fans will come out and give him a warm welcome.

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    The Beguilling
    601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7

    Valiant Announces Signing Schedule for NYCC 2012

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    Press Release:

    Meet VALIANT’s Superstar Creators At NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2012

    Valiant is proud to reveal its full schedule of creator appearances for New York Comic-Con 2012 (NYCC)! From Thursday, October 11th through Sunday, October 14th, a who’s who of talent behind the hottest universe in comics will be on hand at the Valiant Entertainment booth (#1220) for signings, sketches and more! Meet the all-star cast of creators behind X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman, and the rest of the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes!

    To get the inside track on all of the great Valiant happenings in the works for 2013, join Joshua Dysart (Harbinger), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Executive Editor Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani for “The Future of Valiant” Panel on Friday, October 12th at 2:45 pm! Valiant’s biggest year yet starts right here!

    And stop by the Valiant booth all weekend long to pick up a FREE “Future of Valiant” Preview, spotlighting Valiant’s biggest releases – including Shadowman #1! Also, look for the debut of the con-exclusive “Summer of Valiant” Collected Edition, collecting the four new #1 issues that relaunched the Valiant Universe anew. Now is the time to discover why the Valiant Universe has been captivating fans and critics all year long!

    Only one more week to go… We’ll see you at NYCC!

    VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT SIGNING SCHEDULE – NYCC 2012

    Thursday, October 11th

    ALL DAY: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)
    4:00 – 4:45: Arturo Lozzi (Bloodshot)
    4:45 – 5:30: Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans (Harbinger)
    5:30 – 6:15: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)
    6:15 – 7:00: Justin Jordan (Shadowman)

    Friday, October 12th

    ALL DAY: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)
    11:00 – 12:30: Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans (Harbinger)
    12:30 – 1:30: Justin Jordan (Shadowman)
    1:30 – 2:30: Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong)
    2:45 – 3:45: “The Future of Valiant” Panel, room 1A08
    4:00 – 5:00: Manuel Garcia & Arturo Lozzi (Bloodshot)
    5:00 – 6:00: Mico Suayan (Harbinger)

    Saturday, October 13th

    ALL DAY: Cary Nord (X-O Manowar)
    11:00 – 12:30: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)
    12:30 – 2:00: Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans (Harbinger)
    2:00 – 3:30: Mico Suayan (Harbinger)
    3:30 – 5:00: Justin Jordan (Shadowman)
    5:00 – 6:30: Arturo Lozzi (Bloodshot)

    Sunday, October 14th

    ALL DAY: Cary Nord (X-O Manowar)
    10:30 – 11:30: Mico Suayan (Harbinger)
    11:30 – 12:30: Justin Jordan (Shadowman)
    12:30 – 1:30: Arturo Lozzi (Bloodshot)
    1:30 – 2:30: Joshua Dysart (Harbinger)
    2:30 – 3:30: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)

    Valiant Heads to NYCC 2012 with Signings, Exclusives, and More

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    VALIANT Heads Into NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2012 With Signings, Exclusives, and More!
    Get ready because the entire Valiant Universe is heading to New York Comic-Con (NYCC), the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting pop culture event! Join Valiant’s creators and staff from Thursday, October 11th through Sunday, October 14th for a weekend packed with exclusive merch, signings, and news direct from the heart of the Big Apple.
    Kick off the show with a bang and join Valiant on Friday, October 12th at 2:45 pm at “The Future of Valiant” panel to hear all of the exclusive news and announcements behind the next great happenings in the Valiant Universe! Featuring Joshua Dysart (Harbinger), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Duane Swierczynski (Bloodshot), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Executive Editor Warren Simons and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, this is the one-and-only place to discover what 2013 holds for Valiant’s greatest heroes.
    All weekend long, stop by the Valiant booth (#1220) to catch up with the creators and characters behind the Valiant Universe with non-stop signings and con-exclusive offerings, including blank cover double-sided flipbooks, Valiant t-shirts, and “The Summer of Valiant” Collected Edition  – a limited edition, square-bound collection of Valiant’s first four #1 issues. And check out Valiant’s hottest new releases with a FREE Valiant Preview Edition, starring X-O Manowar and Shadowman!
    Be sure to swing by any of Midtown Comics’ three Manhattan locations to pick up a FREE copy of Bloodshot #1 with purchase of any NYCC ticket (while supplies last). Tickets are going quickly, but Midtown still has four-day passes available at all locations! VisitMidtownComics.comNewYorkComicCon.com and ValiantUniverse.com for more information.
    We’ll see you at NYCC!

    Valiant Hits Baltimore Comic-Con 2012 with Panel and Exclusives

    August 14, 2012 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland, Top Stories

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    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 websiteTwitter, 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.

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