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Original Sin – Spider-Man Has One

Original Sin – Spider-Man Has One

This July, the secret is out. Find out more this weekend at C2E2

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This July, VALIANT FIRST is recruiting a whole new echelon of heroes into the fight against the all-out might of the ARMOR HUNTERS! 
Out of the earth-shattering events of ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4), the summer’s biggest crossover event continues with two essential mini-series at the epicenter of X-O Manowar’s battle against a relentless team of hunter-killers who will stop at nothing to rid the universe of his armor’s incalculable destructive power.

First, on July 23rd, Project Rising Spirit’s most dangerous soldier brings the hunt to the hunters in ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) by fan favorite writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific, The X-Files: Season 10) and superstar artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis)!

Then, on July 30th, the breakout stars of last summer’s HARBINGER WARS – the volatile psiot strike force known as Generation Zero – step out of the shadows and into the crosshairs of a devastating extraterrestrial attack in ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) and rising star Robert Gill (Batgirl)!

Start reading here to begin two all-new, entirely self-contained adventures at the heart of Valiant’s blockbuster summer event – or follow the complete ARMOR HUNTERS saga across ARMOR HUNTERS, UNITY, X-O MANOWAR, ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT, and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER! With each introductory issue featuring one of five limited edition Chromium covers by some of the biggest talents in comics today – including Jorge Molina (X-Men), Mico Suayan (Ultimate Cataclysm), Clayton Crain (RAI), Philip Tan (Green Lantern), and Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX) – each armor-plated ARMOR HUNTERS issue represents an all-new jumping-on point for Valiant’s star-studded crossover epic.

Retailers will be eligible to “Unlock Chromium” based on their orders of ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4), UNITY #8, X-O MANOWAR #26, ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3), and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3). After “unlocking” each separate title, qualifying retailers may order as many Chromium editions of the corresponding title as they like. Retailers be advised: due to the lead time needed to manufacture this special cover process, print runs for all five ARMOR HUNTERS CHROMIUM EDITIONS have already been set. Supplies are robust but limited, and allocations may occur. If allocations do occur, they will be made based on initial orders.

In 2014, there are six new reasons to read Valiant 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. RAI #1 in May. ARMOR HUNTERS #1 in June. ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 in July. THE DELINQUENTS #1 in August. THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 in September. A combination of new ongoing titles, unprecedented crossover collisions, and high-profile mini-series, these are the titles that will have you reading VALIANT FIRST when you head home from the comic shop!

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.
For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Chromium & Standard Edition Cover by PHILIP TAN* (MAY141644/MAY141643)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY141645)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAY141646)

The hunters become the hunted!

With the major capitals of Earth under siege by the Armor Hunters, the world’s most dangerous weapon has decided to come in from the cold – and into the service of the top-secret Military Extraterrestrial Reconnaissance Outpost (M.E.R.O.)! But when one of the Armor Hunters’ own stages an extraterrestrial jailbreak inside of M.E.R.O.’s fortified command center, the nanite-enhanced commando known as Bloodshot will become the last thing standing between the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers and a classified arsenal of secret weapons far too deadly for human hands!

CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale JULY 23

*RETAILERS BE ADVISED: Due to the lead time needed to produce chromium, Armor Hunters Chromium Editions will be available in robust but limited quantities set prior to solicitation, and orders may be allocated.

ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Chromium & Standard Edition Cover by LEWIS LAROSA* (MAY141648/MAY141647)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY141649)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAY141650)

Earth is besieged by alien enforcers, and some of the most powerful people on the planet…are the kids!

The Harbinger Renegades are still reeling from a tragic death in their ranks, but in the face of monumental destruction they’ll find unlikely allies in a fellow group of super-powerful teenagers. But is Generation Zero here to help…or are they just looking out for themselves?

CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale JULY 30

*RETAILERS BE ADVISED: Due to the lead time needed to produce chromium, Armor Hunters Chromium Editions will be available in robust but limited quantities set prior to solicitation, and orders may be allocated.

All-New ARMOR HUNTERS Previews: ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 | ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 This July, VALIANT FIRST is recruiting a whole new echelon of heroes into the fight against the all-out might of the ARMOR HUNTERS! 

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At BOOM! Studios, we love inviting varied industry professionals to play in our creative sandbox, from Ed Brisson (Sheltered) writing an arc for SONS OF ANARCHY to Jim Rugg (Afrodisiac) illustrating a story arc for ADVENTURE TIME. We’ve had guest artists Joëlle Jones (Ultimate Spider-Man, Helheim) and Jorge Coehlo (POLARITY, Venom) tackle the world of SUICIDE RISK, and this June, we’re pleased to have artist Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel) join their ranks as he teams up with writer Mike Carey on a special stand-alone issue of SUICIDE RISK. In issue #14, the tension is building, and with Leo Winters’ true past revealed, it’s time to explore the origins of two of his closest, most fearsome allies: sisters Diva and Aisa!

“Filipe is one of those artists who has broken the mold, creating a unique, super-stylized look that explodes off the page,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We’re thrilled to have him draw a stand-alone story in SUICIDE RISK and help us broaden the mythology of Mike’s epic tale.”

SUICIDE RISK is an ongoing series about a world in which humanity is being overrun by a rise in the number of supervillains, and beat cops like Leo Winters are powerless to stop them. The only way he can get out from becoming a “suicide risk” is to change the rules of the game…

SUICIDE RISK #14, a stand-alone issue, goes on sale in comic shops on June 4th under Diamond Order Code APR140978 with a cover by Stephanie Hans for a price of $3.99. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!

‘CAPTAIN MARVEL’S’ FILIPE ANDRADE TO ILLUSTRATE SPECIAL ‘SUICIDE RISK’ ISSUE At BOOM! Studios, we love inviting varied industry professionals to play in our creative sandbox, from Ed Brisson (

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SAGA and Fiona Staples Rocket to Hugo Award Nominations

SAGA and Fiona Staples Rocket to Hugo Award Nominations

Science fiction comics series won award in 2013

Image Comics joins the many fans of SAGA in congratulating Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples on their Hugo Award nominations! Announced on April 19 at the British National Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, the nominations include one for SAGA VOLUME TWO in the Best Graphic Story category and for Staples in the Best Professional Artist…

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by JORGE MOLINA* (APR141410/APR141409)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR141411)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (APR141412)
Artist Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (APR141413)
Blank Cover also available (APR141414)
CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE 6/11/14 (FOC – 5/19/14)

A relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the X-O Manowar armor and all like it – have finally found their last target. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

PREVIEW: Armor Hunters #1 Written by ROBERT VENDITTI Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by JORGE MOLINA* (APR141410/APR141409)

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REVIEW: Skullkickers #26

Written: Jim Zub
Cover Artwork: James Ghio
Pencils: Edwin Huang
Inks: Edwin Huang and Kevin Raganit
Colors: Misty Coats and Ross A. Campbell
Color Flatting: LudwidOlimba
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Publisher: Image Comics

Skull Kickers #26 is a story called “A Dozen Cousins and a Crumpled Crown” it is the second part to this story. This issue tells the story about these Dwarves that discover a giant…

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REVIEW: Five Ghosts #11

REVIEW: Five Ghosts #11

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere
Art: Chris Mooneyham
Colors: Lauren Affe
Logo and Graphic Design: Dylan Todd
Publisher: Image Comics

Five Ghosts is a comic book written by Frank J. Barbiere and it is about a treasure hunter named Fabian Gray who comes across an ancient artifact called “The Dreamstone”. After coming across this artifact Fabian gets possessed by five literary ghosts and gains the power…

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REVIEW: The Saviors #4

REVIEW: The Saviors #4

Created By: James Robinson & J. Bone
Written By: James Robinson
Art By: J. Bone
Edited By: Jann Jones
Publisher: Image Comics

Quite bit happened in issue #3, and now as Tomas traps one of the aliens and learns a little bit more about them and himself, the world around him may become the vehicle which kills him. The town is in the midst of the Day of the Dead celebration, which could be a blessing for…

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REVIEW: Eternal Warrior #8

REVIEW: Eternal Warrior #8

Writer: Greg Pak
Pencils: Robert Gill
Inks: Mark Pennington
Colors: Guy Major and John Rauch
Letters: Dave Sharpe
Cover: Lewis LaRosa
Editor: Warren Simons/ Josh Johns
Publisher:Valiant Entertainment

I should admit that it’s been a while since I’ve read a Valiant title. I’m talking at least five years or so. Not that I dislike their works but generally, they aren’t in my wheelhouse. That being said,…

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REVIEW: Lazarus #8

Written By: Greg Rucka
Arts and Letters By: Michael Lark with Brian Level
Colors By: Santi Arcas
Edited By: David Brothers.
Published By: Image Comics

Lazarus, as a series, is right up my proverbial alley. No joke, I dig it and that’s all there is to it.

The concept is great, if not just a little over-used, but like they say, if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it. If you haven’t looked into the series…

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