"Summer of Valiant" Begins with "X-O Manowar" and "Harbinger"

Tue, March 6th, 2012 at 9:18am PST

Comic Books
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

In anticipation of the relaunch of its comics properties, Valiant Entertainment has begun rolling out teaser images of its four launch titles coming this summer. Beginning with "X-O Manowar" written by Robert Venditti with art by Cary Nord on May 2, the Valiant relaunch will continue with one of four new books debuting each month until August. After "X-O Manowar," fans can get ahold of "Harbinger" written by Joshua Dysart with art by Khari Evans on June 6. "Harbinger" was revealed as Valiant's second launch title last week complete with a Valiant Pullbox Program variant cover. The revelation of Valiant's launch titles comes after the news of Sony Pictures nabbing the rights to "Bloodshot" and a clever talking variant cover for "X-O Manowar" #1 with another planned for "Harbinger" #1.

"I think there was a reason why Valiant had such a tremendous impact in the industry, initially," Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons told CBR in January. "I think the characters they have really are exceptional. When I was thinking of coming onboard the company, the first thing that I did was research the IP. The thing that I found, time and time again, whether it was X-O or Harbinger or Bloodshot, the core concepts driving the characters really are fantastic. When you have that, you have the foundation for a really incredible universe. The thing about Valiant is that it's not just about a single comic; it's about the tapestry of the larger universe and how these characters play a role in it."

Check out the teasers and the solicitation info below.

X-O MANOWAR #1 ­– ON SALE MAY 2nd!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ESAD RIBIC (MAR121221)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (MAR121222)
Variant Cover by DAVID AJA (MAR121223)
QR Voice Variant by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR121224) 

HARBINGER #1 -- ON SALE JUNE 6!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MICO SUAYAN
Variant Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
QR Voice Variant by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

TAGS:  valiant entertainment, summer of valiant, xo manowar, harbinger

 
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