Saturday, June 10, 2017

Valiant Premieres The Second Wave Of Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Covers!

Valiant Reveals Second Wave of NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE 
Covers – Striking Into Shelves This Summer!
Ninjak, Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, Livewire, and Archer & Armstrong Debut in New Variants Spotlighting Valiant Digital’s Upcoming Webseries

Valiant is proud to reveal its second wave of NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE variant covers – the next in an all-new line of steel-shattering shelf covers spotlighting the battle-hardened heroes of the upcoming VALIANT DIGITAL webseries! Arriving on shelves in comic shops everywhere throughout the summer, get your first look at the hotly anticipated live-action debut of Valiant’s most iconic and renowned heroes – including Ninjak, Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Livewire, Archer & Armstrong, and more – as realized by the series’ star-studded cast.

Announced last year at New York Comic ConNINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE is a first-of-its-kind, live-action digital series. Premiering online in late 2017, the bone-shattering, six-episode series will pit MI-6’s master assassin, Ninjak, against a gauntlet of Valiant’s most formidable heroes for a bloodstained battle royale torn from the pages of the largest independent superhero universe in comics. The series will be the first project from VALIANT DIGITAL – a new division of Valiant Entertainment committed to producing original content in live-action, animation and emerging media created specifically for the digital arena.

Colin King is Ninjak, MI-6’s deadliest intelligence operative and weapons expert. When the ruthless assassin Roku exploits his greatest weakness, Ninjak will be forced to betray his closest allies. Now, on the run, he must face off against the most powerful heroes known to man for a high-octane, take-no-prisoners trial by fire more perilous and more unpredictable than any he’s faced before. In 2017, the world’s most dangerous super-spy goes to war with the Valiant Universe

All summer long, get ready for a steel-shattering battle royale between the world’s most feared super-spy and a deadly gauntlet of the world’s most formidable warriors with the NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE line of variant covers – returning to comic shops this summer on the following releases from Valiant Entertainment:

Written by Rafer Roberts; Art by Francis Portela
On Sale JUNE 14th

RAPTURE #2 (of 4)

Written by Matt Kindt; Art by CAFU and Roberto De La Torre
On Sale JUNE 21st


Written by Eliot Rahal; Art by Khari Evans
On Sale JULY 5th

RAPTURE #3 (of 4)

Written by Matt Kindt; Art by CAFU
On Sale JULY 19th


Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Renato Guedes
On Sale AUGUST 16th

RAPTURE #4 (of 4)

Written by Matt Kindt; Art by CAFU
On Sale AUGUST 30th

Each NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE variant cover is available as a standard “order all” shelf cover and will be available for retailers to order in unlimited quantities at the standard suggested retail price.

Directed by Aaron & Sean Schoenke of Bat in the Sun Productions – the creators of the massively popular YouTube sensation Super Power Beat Down – and written by Aaron Schoenke, Sean Schoenke, and Joe HarrisNINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE stars Michael Rowe (The CW’s Arrow and The Flash) as Colin King aka NinjakJason David Frank (Power Rangers) as BloodshotJohn Morrison (WWE, El Rey’s Lucha Underground) as the Eternal Warrior; Chantelle Barry (90210, Entourage) as RokuKevin Porter (Dodgeball) as ArmstrongCiera Foster (Two and a Half Men) as Livewire, and Derek Theler (Freeform’s Baby Daddy) as X-O Manowar; among others yet to be revealed. The series will be produced by Dinesh Shamdasani, Josh Johns, and Gavin Cuneo for Valiant Entertainment.

This year, Ninjak goes to war with his former allies – Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, Livewire, Archer & Armstrong, and more – for a razor-tipped whirlwind of grueling combat and relentless punishment! As VALIANT DIGITAL's much-anticipated webseries prepares to launch the best of Valiant’s most battle-hardened icons into live action, prepare yourself for the epic battles that await with the next round of NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE variant covers — coming soon to a comic shop near you! 

Cover A By: CLAYTON CRAIN (APR172125)
Cover B By: CLAYTON HENRY (APR172126)
Variant Cover By: ROBERT GILL (APR172128)
Variant Cover By: JEFFREY VEREGGE (APR172129)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant: Also Available (APR172127)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale JUNE 14th (FOC – 5/22/17)

RAPTURE #2 (of 4)
Written By: MATT KINDT
Cover A By: MICO SUAYAN (APR172119)
Cover B By: J.G. JONES (APR172120)
Character Design Variant By: KANO (APR172122)
Variant Cover By: CLAYTON CRAIN (APR172123)
B&W Sketch Variant By: MICO SUAYAN (APR172124)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant: Also Available (APR172121)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 21st (FOC – 5/29/17)
Cover A By: JUAN JOSÉ RYP (JUN172060)
Cover C (Wraparound) By: CLAYTON HENRY (JUN172062)
Variant Cover By: PETER BAGGE (JUN172064)
Variant Cover By: KANO (JUN172065)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant: Also Available (JUN172063)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 16th (FOC – 7/24/17)

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