Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Valiant's 4001 A.D. FCBD Special Grows


Free Comic Book Day is nearly upon us and Valiant is a Gold-level publisher for the day. Their offering Valiant: 4001 A.D. FCBD Special is great and all, but it's not great enough. Valiant wants to go bigger and bolder, which is why they're expanding the issue to forty pages. The book will include looks at Divinity II from Kindt and Trevor Hairsine and A & A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong from Rafer Roberts and David Lafuente, plus an all-new slate of teasers and a new excerpt from Faith.

“Between FAITH, A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, DIVINITY II, and 4001 A.D., 2016 is quickly shaping into a banner year for Valiant. Free Comic Book Day is the perfect opportunity for new fans to find out why now is the perfect time to jump into the most critically acclaimed publisher in comics today," said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Whether you've come to Valiant through the national spotlight surrounding FAITH, or have been with us since the beginning, this year's Free Comic Book Day release is going to give everyone a good reason to get excited about what the future holds."

Matt Kindt and Clayton Henry kick things off with the prelude to 4001 A.D.. Before Rai begins his crusade to unite the 41st century's most formidable heroes behind the battle for New Japan, his story starts here with a brand-new tale that will only be available on Free Comic Book Day. The rest of the book can be picked up on Saturday, May 7th.

Full press release below.
VALIANT: 4001 A.D. FCBD SPECIAL Grows to 40 Pages with DIVINITY II, A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG and Extra-Added FAITH!

Valiant's biggest Free Comic Book Day release ever is about to get even bigger!

Valiant is proud to announce that the publisher's Gold-level offering for Free Comic Book Day 2016 – the VALIANT: 4001 A.D. FCBD SPECIAL – is growing in size to an unprecedented 40 pages! Beginning with an all-new, never-before-seen prelude to Valiant's blockbuster event, 4001 A.D., the most exciting Free Comic Book Day title of the summer continues with future-facing glimpses of DIVINITY II and A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, plus an all-new slate of top-secret teasers and a newly added excerpt from the series that has everyone talking – the one and only FAITH!

“Between FAITH, A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, DIVINITY II, and 4001 A.D., 2016 is quickly shaping into a banner year for Valiant.  Free Comic Book Day is the perfect opportunity for new fans to find out why now is the perfect time to jump into the most critically acclaimed publisher in comics today," said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Whether you've come to Valiant through the national spotlight surrounding FAITH, or have been with us since the beginning, this year's Free Comic Book Day release is going to give everyone a good reason to get excited about what the future holds."

First, the most ambitious crossover event of the summer begins here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK) and all-star artist Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) present an all-new, never-before-seen prelude to 4001 A.D.! Before Rai begins his crusade to unite the 41st century's most formidable heroes behind the battle for New Japan, his story starts here with a brand-new tale that will only be available on Free Comic Book Day!

Then, Valiant's massive Free Comic Book Day celebration continues with exclusive looks inside Valiant’s biggest releases of 2016, including A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 by rising star Rafer Roberts (Plastic FarmShutter) and superstar artist David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man); and DIVINITY II #1 (of 4) by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis)!

And now the headline-grabbing hero that has taken comics by storm is joining Valiant's Free Comic Book Day line-up! Miss FAITH's record-setting, twice sold-out debut? Then jump on board here with an exclusive look inside the FAITH VOL. 1: HOLLYWOOD & VINE trade paperback collection by red-hot writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and explosive artists Francis Portela (Green Lantern) & Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) before it swoops into comic shops everywhere in June! From The Guardian to MTV to People to the Today Show, find out why FAITH is flying high as one of 2016's most acclaimed new series here as she joins the star-studded cast of Valiant's 40-page Free Comic Book Day spectacular – available in participating comic shops on Saturday, May 7th!

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

VALIANT: 4001 A.D. FCBD SPECIAL
Written by MATT KINDT, JODY HOUSER, RAFER ROBERTS, and MORE!
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN, TREVOR HAIRSINE, CLAYTON HENRY, DAVID LAFUENTE, FRANCIS PORTELA,and MORE!
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
FREE | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 7 (FOC – 2/8/16)

4001 A.D. #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by TULA LOTAY
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK
Interlocking B&W Sketch Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN MAY!

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