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BRITANNIA returns with WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE

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Peter Milligan and Juan Jose Ryp’s sold out Roman Mystery BRITANNIA is due for a sequel. BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE will be a four issue series starting in April. Detector Antonius Axia is back, for more mystery, intrigue, and Gladiatorial combat.

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BRITANNIA2_001_COVER-A_NORDMaster Storytellers Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp Investigate a Harrowing New Prestige-Format Case for the World’s First Detective

As revealed today at io9, Valiant is proud to announce BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4) – a brand-new journey into myth and mystery from comics master Peter Milligan (Shade, The Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (Britannia)! On April 26th, Valiant’s critically acclaimed, ten-time sold-out magnum opus returns with an all-new beginning and a startling new case for Antonius Axia, the world’s first detective… One with a haunting connection to the horrors of Rome’s arena and the very gods themselves…

Fifty thousand Romans stand on their feet, watching from the rafters of the coliseum with captured breath as Achillia, a gladiator unlike any that Rome has seen before, faces incredible odds – one lone warrior against five of Rome’s greatest. Such is the tradition, when a female gladiator enters the fray. When the carnage is complete, the coliseum roars its approval as Achillia stands victorious. Now, only one match away from winning her freedom, she has begun to gain renown. The women of Rome, suppressed by their husbands and fathers, have noticed. The men of Rome, husbands and fathers to a growing horde of women entertaining ideas of independence, have noticed as well.

On the other side of Rome, a strange mystery swirls through the Palatine Hill. In the dead of night, down winding alleys, Rome’s elite swear that they see visions of a blood-soaked Apollo walking the city…visions that are driving them mad. Even more are becoming sick with weird fever god-dreams. Panic ensues in the city. The Chief Vestal, Rubria, is arrested by Emperor Nero and threatened with crucifixion unless the deadly curse that’s fallen on Rome is lifted. She asks Antonius Axia, hero of Britannia and Rome’s only detective, for help. She offers only one clue…the gladiator Achillia.

“We couldn’t be prouder of the work that Peter and Juan have done in building the captivating and mysterious world of Britannia,” Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons told io9. “Having the marketplace respond to a new character and a new concept with such enthusiasm has been invigorating and emboldened the entire team to take the next series into even more challenging territory. Antonius Axia is a vital and important new addition to the Valiant line, and his next adventure will be an investigation into an unthinkable mystery plaguing the dark heart of Rome, its gods, and its citizens.”

On April 26th, the gods stalk the world of men when the smash-hit, repeatedly sold-out series that pushed the boundaries of the Valiant Universe farther than ever before returns with a must-read new volume presented in the deluxe VALIANT PRESTIGE format in BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Eisner Award winner Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan), Eisner Award nominee David Mack (Daredevil), rising star Adam Gorham (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe), and Eisner Award winner Dave Johnson (100 Bullets)!

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BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4) 
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by DAVID MACK
Character Design Variant by DAVID MACK
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

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1st Look: HARBINGER RENEGADE #2 – Rafer Roberts & Darick Robertson March Toward HARBINGER WARS 2 in December!

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PRESS RELEASE:
The road to war is paved with grim intentions!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of HARBINGER RENEGADE #2 – the next action-packed chapter of the stunning, smash-hit ongoing series from multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys)! OnDecember 21st, the road to Valiant’s cataclysmic 2018 event, HARBINGER WARS 2, draws nearer as the Renegades’ manipulative new adversary, Alexander Solomon, begins a gambit that will redefine the fate of the entire Valiant Universe! Scattered throughout the nation, can Peter Stanchek, Kris Hathaway, Faith, and Torque reunite in time to confront Solomon’s actions head on? And as they battle an enemy who can predict the future, can they be sure that they’re not playing right into his hands?

Plus: Incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA) joins Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson for the next startling chapter of Solomon’s never-before-revealed origin as the rise of Valiant’s next great villain stands revealed!

Jump on board here to find out why, after months of anticipation, fans and critics everywhere are hailingHARBINGER RENEGADE as one of the year’s best new ongoing series:

“?????… Great storytelling and art. A perfect place to jump on and enjoy the ride.”Outright Geekery

?????… The perfect entry point into the Valiant Universe and a well-executed stunner of a story.” – Spartantown

?????… A flagship title and beacon of hope for comic book excellence in the Valiant Universe; as well as the entire comic book genre. – All-Comic

?????… Roberts and Robertson are at their peak. – Nerds on the Rocks

???? ½… Incredible… Harbinger Renegade #1 is an exciting start.” – Hulking Reviewer

???? ½… Stunning… HARBINGER RENEGADE is an easy recommendation.” – Comics Bulletin

???? ½… HARBINGER RENEGADE is a comic that you shouldn’t miss out on.” – Heroes Direct

????… Excellent… Harbinger’s return is one worth watching.” – IGN

HARBINGER RENEGADE only strengthens an already impressive Valiant line up.” – Paste Magazine

A superhero story unlike any other…” – Wired

Kris Hathaway, Peter Stanchek, Faith Herbert, and John Torkelson thought they could go underground. They thought they could get their old lives back. They were wrong. As four psionically powered “psiots” that can defy the laws of physics with a thought alone, this extraordinarily dangerous team of renegades won’t be able to escape the fight that society has brought to their door. As a violent, new superpower movement spreads across the suburbs, America’s only hope will be the teenagers it wished it could forget.

On December 21st, Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson take the Harbinger Renegades past the point of no return…and straight towards HARBINGER WARS 2! Be there as Alexander Solomon’s dramatic confrontation with Valiant’s most dangerous superteam makes comics history, only inHARBINGER RENEGADE #2 – Featuring covers by Darick Robertson (Happy!), Adam Polina (X-Force), rising star Monika Palosz, Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS), Kano (Daredevil), and Jim Mahfood (Tank Girl)!

Plus: Don’t miss your chance to discover an essential prelude to the conflagration that’s coming withHARBINGER WARS 2 #0 – an exclusive, limited-edition Valiant zero issue that can only be obtained by redeeming mail-away coupons included in HARBINGER RENEGADE #1-4! Featuring a can’t-miss prologue to the landmark comic event of 2018, readers simply have to clip and ship their detachable coupons to receive this one-of-a-kind, advance chapter torn from the future of the Valiant Universe! Look for full participation guidelines for redeeming your copy of HARBINGER WARS 2 #0 in all copies of HARBINGER RENEGADE #1-4!

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HARBINGER RENEGADE #2 *
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (OCT161966)
Cover B by ADAM POLLINA (OCT161967)
Cover C by MONIKA PALOSZ (OCT161968)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (OCT161970)
Variant Cover by KANO (OCT161971)
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD (OCT161972)
Valiant Cat Cosplay Variant Also Available (OCT161969)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 21 (FOC – 11/28/16)
*INCLUDES MAIL-AWAY COUPON #2 (of 4) FOR HARBINGER WARS 2 #0


HARBINGER RENEGADE #2 – Cover A by Darick Robertson


HARBINGER RENEGADE #2 – Cover B by Adam Pollina


HARBINGER RENEGADE #2 – Cover C by Monika Palosz


HARBINGER RENEGADE #2 – Interior Art by Darick Robertson with Richard Clark & Diego Rodriguez


HARBINGER RENEGADE #2 – Interior Art by Darick Robertson with Richard Clark & Diego Rodriguez


HARBINGER RENEGADE #2 – Interior Art by Darick Robertson with Richard Clark & Diego Rodriguez


HARBINGER RENEGADE #2 – Interior Art by Darick Robertson with Richard Clark & Diego Rodriguez


HARBINGER RENEGADE #2 – Interior Art by Darick Robertson with Richard Clark & Diego Rodriguez


HARBINGER RENEGADE MAIL-AWAY COUPON #1 – Side 1


HARBINGER RENEGADE MAIL-AWAY COUPON #1 – Side 2


HARBINGER RENEGADE MAIL-AWAY COUPON #1 – Side 3


Van Lente & Ryp explore the origins of the Geomancer with special BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER incentive

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Valiant Announces BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER by Fred Van Lente & Juan Jose Ryp – A Retailer Incentive Limited Series Available Only with BOOK OF DEATH #1-4!

On the heels of BOOK OF DEATH – Valiant’s epic, four-part event revealing the future fates of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak and more in July – Valiant is proud to announce an all-new, first-of-its kind, retailer-incentive companion series, BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER, from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and fan-favorite artist Juan Jose Ryp (Clone, Ghosted)! As the secrets within the Book of the Geomancer wreak havoc on the present and future of the Valiant Universe, discover the true history and lineage of the very first speaker for the Earth with an all-new series of never-before-seen stories that won’t be collected in trade paperback!
Created specifically to promote Valiant’s upcoming BOOK OF DEATH event, BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER will expand the mythology of BOOK OF DEATH‘s central character – a newly appointed Geomancer, the latest in a long line of mystics that speak for the Earth and shape the course of history – and chronicle the first appearance of the founder of her kind…Anni, the very first Geomancer!
Out of the pages of BOOK OF DEATH, the origin of the first Geomancer and the sacred pact that swore her to the service of the Earth can finally be told…but, with it too, the source of the divine mysteries that have haunted her line for centuries. Has Anni’s mission redeemed or corrupted the world that followed in their wake…and will the ultimate secrets of the Geomancers’ book doom us all in the end?
“With LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER, Fred and Juan are crafting a dazzlingly beautiful, action-packed corollary to BOOK OF THE DEATH. This is the story of a character that is not only new to the Valiant Universe, but is also vitally important to its history – Anni, the very first Geomancer,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons.
LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER is designed to be something special and something distinct from your typical ‘event’ tie-in story,” added Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “This is a little known story, the history of which is only known to a select few of the most important players in the Valiant Universe, and it’s telling will mirror its method of distribution. This will be a rare series that we hope fans will seek, much as they did decades ago for tales like the original HARBINGER #0.”
A special, retailer-incentive limited series, all four issues of BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER will be printed in limited quantities and will only be made available to retailers who qualify based on their orders of BOOK OF DEATH #1-4. Fans interested in obtaining this special incentive limited series should contact their local comics retailer to pre-order their copy before the May 28th initial order date for BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4).
Spanning eight issues total, the BOOK OF DEATH event begins in July with BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s blockbuster comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern), superstar-in-the-making Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER, Batgirl) and visionary artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice)! Colliding the next two thousand years of history against the most powerful heroes of today, the summer’s must-read comics event starts here as a new Geomancer emerges to build a bridge to the future of the Valiant Universe!
Then, the story continues throughout the summer with four standalone one-shots from an all-star cast of Valiant’s top talents – Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1; Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1; Joshua Dysart & Kano in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1; and Robert Venditti & Clayton Henry in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1!
The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.
Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.
Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?
This July, join Valiant superstars Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite as they begin a thousand-year journey into the future of the Valiant Universe…and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)!
Then, Fred Van Lente and Juan Jose Ryp journey into the annals of prehistory to reveal the untold story of the Earth’s sacred guardians in BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #1 (of 4) – in stores the same day as BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)! Contact your local comics retailer today to find out how to reserve your copy!
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BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by ROBERT GILL
Cover B by CARY NORD
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover D by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Character Design Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
Blank Cover also available
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B by JEFTE PALO
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 22 (FOC – 6/29/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #1 (of 4)*
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
INCENTIVE | 24 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)
*ATTENTION RETAILERS: PLEASE SEE THE DIAMOND DAILY OR VALIANT RETAILER EMAIL TO FIND OUT HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THIS LIMITED RATIO INCENTIVE. QUANTITIES WILL BE BASED ON ORDERS OF BOOK OF DEATH #1.
BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #1 (of 4) – Cover by Marguerite Sauvage

BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER – Character Design by Juan Jose Ryp
BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER – Artwork by Juan Jose Ryp


BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER – Artwork by Juan Jose Ryp