All weekend long, join Valiant at the University of Southern California campus at booth #836 to find out why Valiant is the hottest publisher in comics today with a selection of trade paperbacks for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, HARBINGER RENEGADE, NINJAK, QUANTUM & WOODY and many more!
Then: Experience Valiant’s biggest launch of 2017 with X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of powerhouse artists – including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) – that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!
Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.
But that was a lifetime ago.
Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.
But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!
X-O MANOWAR is officially one of 2017’s most acclaimed new series… Now, at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, find out for yourself why fans and critics worldwide are praising Valiant’s unstoppable sci-fi epic:
“✮✮✮✮✮… One stunning page after another… Valiant has found a new epic in the making.” – Comic Crusaders
“Brutal, bloody and brilliant… Kindt is at the top of his game here, and Giorello’s art is absolutely gorgeous…” – Bleeding Cool
“✮✮✮✮✮… Easily accessible for anyone curious on trying out Valiant’s flagship book… Kindt and Giorello have created one of the best debut issues in possibly the last decade.” – Pastrami Nation
“A stunning introduction… Gorgeous…” – The A.V. Club
“✮✮✮✮✮… A real powerful comic…[with] an epic, cinematic approach to storytelling…” – Critical Blast
“Epic sci-fi adventure… This book is a showcase for everything Valiant does better than any other publisher…” – Nerdist
“✮✮✮✮✮… Stunning and beautiful… [A] perfect place to start…” – Outright Geekery
“Valiant has never offered an easier or more attractive jumping-on point… The elegant script and gorgeous visuals combine to form a very inviting and accessible new series.” – IGN
“✮✮✮✮✮… Refreshing and amazing… This book is gorgeous from beginning to end.” – Comic Bastards
“Brutal… A great first issue, especially for a reader new to the Valiant world…” – Geek.com
“✮✮✮✮✮… Compelling and mysterious… [X-O MANOWAR] is going to be a tough act to follow…” – Comicsverse
“Grimly beautiful… A perfectly bone-crunching place to start.” – Newsarama
“✮✮✮✮✮… One of Valiant’s breakaway hits of the year.” – All-Comic
We’ll see you in Los Angeles! And don’t miss a moment of the excitement as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through Chicago, Kansas City, Houston, and more throughout the spring!
Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 23rd
L.A. Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California Campus
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 28th – Sunday, April 30th
Planet Comic Con
Kansas City, MO
Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th
George R. Brown Convention Center
Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA
Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival
New York, NY
Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Convention Center
Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival
San Francisco, CA
Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center