Valiant's got big plans for its 25th anniversary. Aside from all the conventions the publisher is making its presence known at and signing multi-picture deals with companies like Sony, there's still lots to do to celebrate. One of those things is Free Comic Book Day and Valiant's offering will give readers a look at new stories written by Jeff Lemire, Robert Venditti, Matt Kindt, Butch Guice, Diego Bernard, Clay Mann and Rafa Sandoval. Bloodshot, X-O Manowar and the rest of Valiant's fearless heroes are taking center stage for a star-studded, jam-packed anniversary smash celebrating 25 years of Valiant comics.
Lemire teams up with Guice to chronicle the fallout of The Valiant as Bloodshot rises from the ashes. Venditti and Sandoval partner up to throw down the gauntlet in introducing readers to X-O Manowar and a new tale of Dead Hand. Plus Ninjak, Imperium, Divinity, Ivar, Timewalker, Rai, special guests from throughout Valiant's decades-long history and a cavalacade of special surprises.
Full press release below.
VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – Featuring New Stories by Jeff Lemire, Robert Venditti, and More for Free Comic Book Day 2015!
FCBD 2015: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Written by JEFF LEMIRE, ROBERT VENDITTI, MATT KINDT and MORE!
Art by BUTCH GUICE, DIEGO BERNARD, CLAY MANN and MORE!
Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Valiant's 25th year is going to be the biggest one yet! The silver anniversary celebration begins right here on Free Comic Book Day! Bloodshot, X-O Manowar and the rest of Valiant's fearless heroes are taking center stage for a star-studded, jam-packed anniversary smash celebrating 25 years of Valiant comics!
The year's can't-miss celebration officially kicks off on May 2nd in the FCBD 2015: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - featuring two all-new stories and a myriad of never-before-seen special features chronicling Valiant's storied place in comics history! First, New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and blockbuster artist Butch Guice chronicle the devastating fallout of THE VALIANT as Bloodshot rises from the ashes to unleash a never-before-seen prelude to BLOODSHOT REBORN! Then, Valiant superstars Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval throw down the gauntlet for an action-packed introduction to the world of X-O MANOWAR and an all-new tale of DEAD HAND! Plus: Ninjak; Imperium; Divinity; Ivar, Timewalker; Rai; special guests from throughout Valiant's decades-long history; and a cavalacade of special surprises!
Jump on board here to relive the ground-breaking journey that established Valiant as the largest and most acclaimed independent universe in comics - and witness the action-packed first steps toward 25 more history-making years!
FREE | 32 pgs. | T+ | IN STORES 5/2/15