Valiant Soars into C2E2 in the Windy City with a Star-Studded Panel and More

Valiant Entertainment is excited to announce the next stop on its 2019 convention tour will be the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) in the Windy City!

From Friday, March 22nd to Sunday, March 24th, head to Booth #356 in the South Building at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, where Valiant will be set up alongside longtime Illinois comic book retailer Graham Crackers Comics to bring C2E2 attendees a comprehensive selection of trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers—including titles like FAITHX-O MANOWARSHADOWMANBLOODSHOT SALVATIONNINJA-KQUANTUM AND WOODY!, and much more, including Volume 1 collections that are specially priced at only $9.99!

Congoers are invited to watch as THE FORGOTTEN QUEEN writer Tini Howard and newly announced BLOODSHOT writer Tim Seeley are interviewed on the C2E2 Live Stage. Howard will appear on Friday, March 22nd at 11:15 am and Seeley will take the stage—along with Valiant Marketing Coordinator Gregg Katzman—later that day at 12:45 pm.

Seeley and Howard will also appear on A Valiant Uprising: Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and More on Friday, March 22nd at 3:00 pm in Room S405a. Moderated by Katzman, the panel will also include INCURSION writer Alex Paknadel and PUNK MAMBO writer Cullen Bunn for a star-studded lineup outlining Valiant’s ambitious 2019 slate, where attendees will get news on recent announcements and witness never-before-seen peeks of dynamic art. With 11 new titles launching in 2019, a “Bloodshot” movie from Sony Pictures starring action superstar Vin Diesel coming in 2020, plus a free gift for every attendee, C2E2 visitors won’t want to miss this panel!

Valiant staffers will distribute FREE copies of the VALIANT SPRING 2019 PREVIEW, which contains sneak peeks of upcoming titles PUNK MAMBO #1 by Cullen Bunn and Adam Gorham; FALLEN WORLD #1 by Dan Abnett and Adam Pollina; and PSI-LORDS #1 by Fred Van Lente and Renato Guedes, so be sure to pick one up!
  

VALIANT SPRING 2019 PREVIEW, Cover Art by Dan Brereton

For tickets and other information about C2E2, visit https://www.c2e2.com.

About Valiant Entertainment

Valiant Entertainment, a subsidiary of DMG Entertainment, is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns and controls the third largest library of superheroes behind Marvel and DC. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and ValiantEntertainment.com. For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

NEW Extremely Limited Sue Nami Art Figure (Tattoo Edition) by ZOLTRON drops in 30 Minutes Only on Kidrobot.com

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Sue Nami was first unearthed in 2011, during the tragic Fukushima meltdown, while poster artist Zoltron was working on a poster for DEVO. From there, she took on a life of her own and her story continues to evolve. You can read her story here.

Today at 10am MST, Kidrobot.com brings fans a Kidrobot.com exclusive version of the Sue Nami resin art figure that was released by Zoltron on Valentines Day and sold out of all color ways in under 90 seconds.  This Kidrobot.com Exclusive version was inspired by the piece Zoltron made for a San Francisco gallery through the evolution of the story of Sue Nami.  This tattooed piece puts the heart in ART and Kidrobot is honored to present this high quality resin art figure, limited to 50 pieces.
Sue Nami piece sold in San Francisco Gallery that Inspired the Kidrobot.com Exclusive Version.

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  • Screen Printed Felt Base
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Valiant Entertainment Sets Their Sights on New BLOODSHOT Series

Prepare for Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot movie with a new series from Tim Seeley and Brett Booth


Artwork by Declan Shalvey

Before Vin Diesel breaks the box office as Bloodshot in Sony Pictures’ upcoming feature film, Valiant Entertainment is thrilled to announce an explosive new BLOODSHOT ongoing series from an all-star creative team, debuting in September!

As first revealed on Deadline, Bloodshot, the unstoppable supersoldier trapped in a never-ending war, has arrived! Written by the electrifying Tim Seeley (Revival) and featuring artwork by industry icon Brett Booth (Teen Titans), this tremendous team is crafting a Bloodshot adventure full of badass action, surprising stories...and then some more badass action! Declan Shalvey (Return of Wolverine) will illustrate covers for the series.

Once, he was the perfect living weapon, created to follow orders. Now, Bloodshot works alone, using his lethal skills to protect those who cannot protect themselves. But a mysterious and powerful organization is watching, and they're not about to let something as dangerous as Bloodshot remain free...


Artwork from BLOODSHOT (2019) #1 by Brett Booth.
Inking by Adelso Corona, coloring by Andrew Dalhouse.

“I don’t feel like I need to reinvent the wheel with Bloodshot,” said Seeley. “What I need to do is tell a BIG, CRAZY story that can only be done in comics, and I need it to be powerful and emotional and relevant in a way only comics can do.”

Seeley plans to take a fun and fast-paced approach with Bloodshot. “I want to go back to basics and tell a story about a guy who was made to be a weapon but isn’t allowing anyone to use him ever again. He’s an outcast, an outsider, and he can’t help but use his indestructible body to help people, even though all it ever does is get him in trouble. With great power comes a great big pile of shell casings!”

Superstar artist Brett Booth spoke about how he’s having a blast with Seeley’s exciting script. “I’ve been looking for a project I could really cut loose on,” Booth expressed. “The first issue is pretty nuts. It gets right to the action, which I love, and then sets up the rest of the story. It’s a great jumping-on point.”



Artwork by BLOODSHOT (2019) #1 by Brett Booth.
Inking by Adelso Corona, coloring by Andrew Dalhouse.


Seeley also explained why Booth’s art is the perfect fit for the book. “His style synthesizes what ’90s comic book artists figured out—how to do big, cool action comics that look visceral and powerful. That melds perfectly with my approach to this book.”

Valiant is set to distribute free copies of a brand-new BLOODSHOT short story by Seeley with artwork by Tomás Giorello and Diego Rodriguez on Free Comic Book Day (May 4, 2019) through participating retailers. The story leads into the new series.


VALIANT: BLOODSHOT FCBD 2019 SPECIAL Cover Artwork by Dan Brereton.

BLOODSHOT is the latest release from Valiant Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of DMG Entertainment, founded by Dan Mintz. Since acquiring the publisher in early 2018, DMG Entertainment has placed a premium on developing and expanding upon Valiant’s publishing arm, continuing to build out its vast universe of characters. DMG Entertainment will also play an integral role in producing Valiant’s features in conjunction with the studios.


About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant Entertainment, a subsidiary of DMG Entertainment, is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns and controls the third most extensive library of superheroes behind Marvel and DC. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and ValiantEntertainment.com. For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

FAN SUPPORT SKYROCKETS WITH EACH NEW ISSUE OF KIERON GILLEN & STEPHANIE HANS’ HOT NEW SERIES DIE

Image Comics is pleased to announce that New York Times DIE #4, 2nd ptgbestselling creator Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine) and artist Stephanie Hans’ Die #4 is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with the overwhelming fan enthusiasm.
Die is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of adults have to deal with the returning unearthly horror they barely survived as teenage role-players. The series is perhaps best described as “Goth Jumanji”—but that only captures a sliver of what you’ll find in this series where fantasy gets all too real.
In Die #4 our heroes reach the civilization of Glass Town and do what heroes have always done upon reaching civilization. As in, go to the pub. As it’s Die, you can guess people don’t exactly get happy drunk.
Die #4, second printing (Diamond Code JAN199370) and will be available on Wednesday, April 10. The final order cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is Monday, March 18.
Die is also available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
Select praise for Die:
“Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans are a powerful merging of talents. Feels like a well-oiled team that’s been working together for years. Image Comics continues to innovate.” —Rick RemenderDeadly Class, Low, Black Science, Seven to Eternity
“Utterly beautiful.” —The Hollywood Reporter
“So I read Die today and it’s something special: clever, chilling, beautiful, and surprising. IT’S REAL GOOD AND I THINK YOU SHOULD GET IT.” —Ryan NorthThe Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Dinosaur Comics, How To Invent Everything: A Survival Guide For The Stranded Time Traveler
“Emotional evisceration awaits. I cannot recommend this highly enough” —Marguerite BennettAnimosity, Bombshells
“Seriously, pre-order your copy; it’s so good!” —Women Write About Comics
“I’ve had the pleasure of reading Die from Gillen, Hans & Cowles and it’s everything I love about comics. It’s such a great concept for a series.” —Gerry DugganDeadpool, Analog
“Do you wish that IT had fewer clowns luring in sewers with balloons and more RPG sessions that cause kids to disappear for several years? Then Die by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans is the comic for you! Also, I got to test-play the RPG the book is built around and it’s SO FUN.” —Jody HouserStranger Things, Faith, Doctor Who
Die is a compelling drama, filled with secrets and lies. It has the reliable wit and grace one expects from Gillen along with rich and stunning artwork by Hans, who is without a doubt delivering her best work to date. Gorgeously rendered, perfectly constructed, Die is a fantastic new series that pulls the reader into a new world, in more ways than one.” —Declan ShalveyMoon Knight, Injection, Return Of Wolverine
“Soooooo Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans’ Die is something ABSURDLY special. Really an incredible book.” —Mags VisaggioEternity Girl, Kim & Kim, Sex Death Revolution 
Kieron Gillen first came to attention in his 2006 collaboration with Jamie McKelvie, Phonogram. Jamie and he have yet to escape each other, and have somehow roped the otherwise innocent Matt Wilson into this unfortunate pop-comics Katamari. Their most successful work is their 2014 ongoing series, The Wicked + The Divine. Kieron's other books for Image include Three and the recently launched Die. His other books include many titles published by Marvel (Journey into Mystery, Uncanny X-Men, Young Avengers) and Avatar. He lives in London.
Stephanie Hans is a seasoned illustrator. She works mostly for the books mainstream market with clients as big as Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, Dynamite, Vertigo, and Boom Studios.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
 www.imagecomics.com.

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW SERIES LITTLE BIRD LAUNCHES BIG THIS WEEK

Award winning director/screenwriter Darcy Van Poelgeest and fan-favorite artist Ian Bertram’s highly anticipated Little Bird launched yesterday from Image Comics and is already being rushed back to print to keep up with overwhelming fan enthusiasm for the unique, eye-popping miniseries.
Comic shops rallied behind the new series with their early support and yesterday’s debut enjoyed two packed launch signing events—Van Poelgeest making an appearance at Golden Age Collectables in Vancouver and Ian Bertram at Forbidden Planet NYC. Moreover, Little Bird #1 grabbed the spotlight for new comics day and made multiple “Staff Picks” lists at numerous comic shops. Two comic book stores in particular, Challengers Comics + Conversation in Chicagoand All Star Comics in Melbourne, even announced a Little Bird sales battle with high stakes on the line.
Critics raved about Little Bird with Comic Book Resources calling it “addictive” and Nerdist dubbing it, “nothing short of a masterpiece.”
Bertram first burst onto the scene with his haunting, macabre collaboration with Peter J. Tomasi on House of Penance and since then fans have been abuzz to see his next project hit shelves in Little Bird.
With the same limitless scope as a new East of West or Saga—and the drama and surrealism of AkiraLittle Bird follows a young resistance fighter in a science-fiction style reminiscent of Alejandro Jodorowsky.
In the world of Little Bird, North America has been devastated by three decades of war as the American Empire expands under an ultra-nationalist, theocratic government. But from the ashes of defeat rises Little Bird, a 12-year old girl who sets out to reignite the Canadian Resistance and discover her own identity in a world on fire.
Little Bird #1, second printing (Diamond Code JAN198548) will be available on Wednesday, April 10. The final order cutoff deadline for comics shop retailers is Monday, March 18.
Little Bird #2 (Diamond Code FEB190164) will be available on Wednesday, April 17. The final order cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is Monday, March 25.
The digital edition of Little Bird #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
Select praise for Little Bird:

“Brims with excellent artwork.” —The Daily Californian
Little Bird is nothing short of a masterpiece and we're only one issue in. We realize how insane that sounds, but once you read this thing you'll see what we mean.” —Nerdist
“There's a lot to unpack in this story for a first issue though, so it might require a second pass, but that's hardly a downside considering how easy it is to become immersed in Little Bird's world.” —ComicBook.com
“A powerful and thought-provoking first issue. The story is clever and well-rounded and the art is lovely in a surrealistic way. I highly recommend this series.” —Impulse Gamer
“Dark, surreal, and addictive.” —Comic Book Resources
Darcy Van Poelgeest is a multi-award winning writer and director living in Vancouver, B.C. His film work has screened internationally at festivals, broadcast on TV, shown in galleries, and become a best seller on iTunes. His debut comic series Little Bird will be released through Image Comics & Glènat Editions in the spring of 2019.
ABOUT IAN BERTRAM
Ian Bertram is an artist living and working in New York. By combining a love of storytelling with precise, meditative mark making, he creates mystical, grotesque, and primal portraits of the strange. He has published with Marvel, DC, Image, and Dark Horse Comics. He has shown work in New York, Sri Lanka, and Paris.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
 www.imagecomics.com.

ELISE MCCALL PROMOTED TO MAN-EATERS MAIN SERIES ARTIST THIS JUNE

An exclusive Man-Eaters promo poster featuring McCall’s artwork will be available at the team’s signings at Emerald City Comic Con
Image Comics and the Ministry of Trouble are pleased to announce that Elise McCall has been promoted to lead interior artist on Man-Eaters. McCall will take over from Kate Niemczyk beginning with Man-Eaters #9 in June and will kick off the third arc to the celebrated feminist teen horror comic book series.

Man-Eaters co-creators Chelsea Cain and Lia Miternique, colorist Rachelle Rosenberg, letterer Joe Caramagna, and the rest of the creative team, have worked with McCall on several issues and are thrilled she agreed to take on a larger creative role.

“Elise knows Maude,” said Cain. “We are simpatico. And she will bring so much heart and edge and awesomeness to the project.”

To celebrate this new collaboration, Image Comics will have a limited run of promotional posters—which will feature exclusive artwork by McCall—and be available at the creative team's signings during Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle this week.

Fans of Cain, Caramagna, Rosenberg, and Niemczyk’s first collaboration Mockingbird flocked to support of Man-Eaters at launch and many have characterized the hot new title as Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine DeLandro’s Bitch Planet meets Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

In Man-Eaters, readers are introduced to a world where a mutation in Toxoplasmosis causes adolescent girls to turn into flesh-eating panthers—easily provoked and extremely dangerous. As panic spreads and paranoia takes root, the fate of the world rides on the shoulders of one 12-year-old girl. Part Cat People, part current events, Man-Eaters has an all pro-feline agenda.
Man-Eaters, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1143-5, Diamond Code DEC180123) is available now at your local comic shop, AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-MillionIndieBound, and Indigo.

Man-Eaters, Vol. 2 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1309-5) is will be available at comic shops on Wednesday, June 5 and at bookstores on Tuesday, June 11. I can be pre-ordered at AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-MillionIndieBound, and Indigo.

The third story arc featuring artwork by McCall will begin simultaneously with Man-Eaters #9 hitting comic shops on Wednesday, June 5.

For digital readers, Man-Eaters is available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
Select praise for Man-Eaters:

“…A wonderfully wicked sense of humor. Unlike anything else on the stands right now.”  —The Hollywood Reporter

“It’s brilliant.” —Kelly Sue DeConnickBitch Planet

"I LOVE MAN-EATERS. It's next level, mind-blowing, and super inspiring...Exactly the heroes we need right now." —Corin TuckerSleater-Kinney

"Destined to be a modern classic." —Patterson HoodDrive-By Truckers

"Insanely great." —Cory DoctorowBoing Boing

“Rachelle Rosenberg's colors help tie everything together, painting even the darker moments of the issue with eye-popping colors. Joe Caramagna's feels like the icing on the cake, going from clever and childlike whimsy to genuine terror with ease. As a whole, the visual aesthetic of Man-Eaters nails the nuance of being a teenage girl—facing the horrors of the world, but attempting to hang on to a sense of optimism in the process.” —Comicbook.com

“Cain has taken on the best of them and come out swinging because she’s just that damn good.” —Geek.com

Man-Eaters has a sharp sense of humor that fuels the book’s momentum and makes it an especially fun read.” —The Onion’s AV Club

“Cain and Niemczyk are remarkably inventive here, telling the story through traditional narrative comics and graphs and photorealistic effects and other wild experiments in visual narrative…Cain seems to inherently understand what it is that makes comics so great.”  —The Seattle Review of Books

“I am so cuckoo for this book. It’s so exciting, vital, funny, weird.” —Ben BlackerThrilling Adventure Hour, Nerdist Writers Panel, Supernatural, Hex Wives
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
 www.imagecomics.com.

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