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Just Announced – 15 Creator Exclusives for Valiant in 2016

Valiant Entertainment continues to steamroll through 2016 as they just made a huge announcement regarding Valiant’s future. The indie publisher, known for such smash titles as Bloodshot Reborn, Ninjak, X-O Manowar, A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong, Faith, Harbinger, Imperium and others, announced that they have inked deals for 15 creator exclusive series for 2016. The talented roster spans many Valiant titles, and many have also done work for other publishers. This is an amazing deal signed as it gives these creators the recognition they deserve thus gaining this new agreement, strengthens Valiant’s roster and titles, and allows the Valiant Universe to continue to grow and expand.
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Find out more about Valiant’s blockbuster roster of exclusive talent on SaturdayMarch 19th at the VALIANT: 4001 A.D. AND BEYOND panel presentation – only at C2E2 2016!
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Press release courtesy of Valiant Entertainment:
Valiant Univers
C2E2 2016: Valiant Announces 15 Creator Exclusives for 2016 and Beyond
Award-Winning Publisher Reveals Industry’s Most Prestigious Roster of Exclusive Talent with Doug Braithwaite, David Lafuente, Trevor Hairsine, Mico Suayan, and Many More
In advance of C2E2 2016 in Chicago, IL, Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce 15 newly signed or extended exclusive agreements with a star-studded roster of creative talent – in total amounting to the largest and most acclaimed stable of publicly disclosed exclusive artists anywhere in comics today.
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Featuring key members of award-winning and critically acclaimed creative teams behind titles such as A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY IININJAK, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, X-O MANOWAR, and more, Valiant’s unprecedented announcement of more than a dozen top comics creators ensures that these seasoned talents will continue to produce comic book work for Valiant Entertainment in 2016 and beyond and reinforces Valiant’s commitment to producing the most high-quality comic book storytelling anywhere in the industry today.
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Since Valiant returned to publishing in 2012, we’ve emphasized two goals above all others: to make the best and most accessible comics anywhere on the stands, and to foster the most creator-friendly environment possible for the amazing collections of writers, pencilers, inkers, colorists, and letterers that call Valiant home,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “In the intervening years, many have attempted to duplicate the ethos behind Valiant’s approach and few, if any have, succeeded. Today’s announcement only reinforces what our fans, critics, and creators have known all along: that Valiant has assembled one of the most formidable teams in recent memory and that Valiant’s dedication to excellence is matched only by the vision of our creators.”
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It has taken patience, teamwork, and many late nights to make Valiant into one of the industry’s driving forces, but, from our first issue onward, we’ve been exceptionally fortunate in one regard: each and every one of our creators treats their respective title as their number-one priority, not the third or fourth most important project they might happen to be working on that week,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “That dedication has paid off many times over. Each one of the names you see before you today has, at one point or another, been an instrumental force in shaping Valiant’s success. But the best is still yet to come. On the heels of a blockbuster year in 2015, we’re gearing up for even bigger surprises in 2016 – and this breathtaking line-up of creators are just a few of the names that will be manning the front line.”
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Valiant’s newly announced list of exclusive creative talent includes:
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VALIANT-EXC_001_RAUL ALLENRaul Allen, artist
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Current Project: 
WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR – “LABYRINTH
Beginning May 2016
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Previous Credits: BLOODSHOT REBORN, NINJAK, Hawkeye
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VALIANT-EXC_002_DAVID-BARONDavid Baron, colorist
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Current Projects: 
DIVINITY II
Beginning April 2016
BLOODSHOT REBORN – “BLOODSHOT ISLAND
Beginning June 2016
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Past Credits: BOOK OF DEATH, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, The Authority, JLA

VALIANT-EXC_003_DIEGO BERNARD.jpgDiego Bernard, artist
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Current Project: 
NINJAK – “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE
Beginning April 2016
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Past Credits: UNITY, X-O MANOWAR
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VALIANT-EXC_004_DOUG BRAITHWAITEDoug Braithwaite, artist
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Current Project:
NINJAK – “OPERATION: DEADSIDE
On Sale Now
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Past Credits: ARMOR HUNTERS, IMPERIUM, UNITY, Journey into Mystery, Justice
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VALIANT-EXC_005_CAFUCAFU, artist
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Current Project: 
RAI – “4001 A.D.
Beginning May 2016
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Past Credits:  UNITY, X-O MANOWAR, Action Comics, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents
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VALIANT-EXC_006_KHARI-EVANSKhari Evans, artist
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Current Project: 
IMPERIUM – “STORMBREAK
On Sale Now
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Past Credits: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER, Carbon Grey, Immortal Iron Fist 

VALIANT-EXC_007_ROBERT GILLRobert Gill, artist
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Current Project:
4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN 
Beginning July 2016
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Past Credits: BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR, Batgirl
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VALIANT-EXC_008_TREVOR HAIRSINETrevor Hairsine, artist
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Current Project:
DIVINITY II
Beginning April 2016
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Past Credits: DIVINITY, ETERNAL WARRIOR, X-O MANOWAR, Ultimate Six, X-Men: Deadly Genesis

VALIANT-EXC_009_CLAYTON HENRYClayton Henry, artist
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Current Project:
4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR
Beginning May 2016
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Past Credits: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER, HARBINGER WARS, IVAR, TIMEWALKER, Incredible Hercules, Uncanny X-Men

VALIANT-EXC_010_DAVID LAFUENTEDavid Lafuente, artist
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Current Project:
A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG 
Beginning March 2016
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Past Credits: New Mutants, Pasty Walker: Hellcat, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man
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VALIANT-EXC_011_LEWIS LAROSALewis LaRosa, artist
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Current Project:
BLOODSHOT REBORN – “THE ANALOG MAN
On Sale Now
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Past Credits: Amazing Spider-Man, Immortal Iron Fist, PunisherMAX
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VALIANT-EXC_012_PERE PEREZPere Perez, artist
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Current Project: 
TOP SECRET
Coming Soon
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Past Credits: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, IVAR, TIMEWALKER, UNITY, Action Comics, Batgirl

VALIANT-EXC_013_BRIAN REBERBrian Reber, colorist
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Current Projects:
BLOODSHOT REBORN – “THE ANALOG MAN
On Sale Now
A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG
On Sale Now
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Past Credits: HARBINGER, UNITY, X-O MANOWAR

VALIANT-EXC_014_JUAN JOSE RYPJuan Jose Ryp, artist
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Current Project:
WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR – “PRELUDE TO LABYRINTH
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Past Credits:
IMPERIUM, NINJAK, Clone, Wolverine: The Best There Is
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VALIANT-EXC_015_MICO SUAYANMico Suayan, artist
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Current Project:
BLOODSHOT REBORN – “BLOODSHOT ISLAND
Beginning in June
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Past Credits: HARBINGER, Moon Knight, The Punisher, Thor

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Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
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