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Read Valiant #1s for Free on ComiXology

Valiant has one fantastic July deal for ComiXology users!

In celebration of THE VALIANT – Valiant's upcoming prestige format mini-series from superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and PaoloRivera – Valiant is proud to announce that the publisher is making nine of its biggest #1 issues available as FREE downloads on comiXology for the month of July!

From now through July 31st, jump on board each of Valiant's award-winning, fan favorite ongoing series with an all-access pass to some of the publisher's most acclaimed #1 debuts – completely FREE for a limited time and featuring contributions from some of the premier storytellers in comics today, including James Asmus (Gambit, Thief of Thieves), Doug Braithwaite (Justice, Journey into Mystery), Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage), Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier), Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis, Ultimate Nightmare), Matt Kindt (Justice League of America, Mind MGMT), Cary Nord(Conan), Greg Pak (Batman/Superman, Action Comics), Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Flash), and many, many more!

From Archer & Armstrong to X-O Manowar, now is your chance to discover each of Valiant's best-selling series with a complete array of FREE #1 milestones from across the Valiant library, including:

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 by Fred Van Lente & Clayton Henry

It's history in the breaking! Eighteen-year-old adventurer Obadiah Archer and the immortal miscreant currently called Armstrong will have to work together if modern civilization is to stand any chance of surviving a centuries-old conspiracy that stretches from the catacombs beneath Wall Street to the heights of the Himalayas!

BLOODSHOT #1 by Duane Swierczynski & Manuel Garcia

Heroes aren't born…they're built. Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology, the walking weapon of mass destruction now known as Bloodshot has escaped his handlers at Project Rising Spirit and vowed to bring war down up his masters…but first he'll have to figure out where the programming ends and the real "him" begins.

ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 by Greg Pak & Trevor Hairsine

Soldier. Guardian. Warrior. Legend. Across ten millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda has traversed the darkest, most mysterious corners of history. But the horror and bloodshed of constant warfare has finally taken its toll on the man who vowed to serve the Earth as its Eternal Warrior…and soon his oath will bring an ancient war roaring down on modern day.

HARBINGER #1 by Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans

Read minds. Bend steel. Break all the rules. Runaway teenager Peter Stanchek is on a dangerous path. Skipping across the country in a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, Peter is quickly realizing that he’s a telekinetically powered “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. His first lesson? All power comes with a price.

QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 by James Asmus & Tom Fowler

KLANG! Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime.

RAI #1 by Matt Kindt & Clayton Crain

Japan in the 41st century! The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai.

SHADOWMAN #1 by Justin Jordan & Patrick Zircher

There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must accept the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night.

UNITY #1 by Matt Kindt & Doug Braithwaite

The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most lethal, most volatile, most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon. Kill X-O Manowar!

X-O MANOWAR #1 by Robert Venditti & Cary Nord

Born into battle, Aric of Dacia – heir to the throne of the Visigoth people – has never known peace. After a brutal encounter with a mysterious enemy known as The Vine leaves him a prisoner on an alien world, the only hope Aric has of returning to his family and saving them from slavery is to seize armored suit capable of incalculable destruction and become X-O Manowar!

Start at the beginning with all nine of these best-selling #1 milestones today at comiXology, then get ready for THE VALIANT - an all-new prestige format mini-series coming in December from all-star creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera! An entirely self-contained comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.

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Edited by IDontLikeBirds

This is good. More people need to read Valiant.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Read them all you savages!

Posted by Farkam

Excellent.

Posted by pikachumonster

Ahahahhahahhahhaha

Posted by orangedrink888

Very nice. Great that they are doing this to get more readers. Just like how Image made all/most of their #1s 99 cents (actual comic books of course). Got me reading Zero

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster
Posted by Cap10nate

Already own all of them but I'm glad they are doing this to help get the word out. Harbinger and X-O Manowar have been my favorites from the start.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

Free stuff!!

Posted by Wardishy

Did this last week. I already had X-O Manowar and Harbinger (thanks Mat!), but I was dying to read Archer & Armstrong + Quantum and Woody.

Not only were they really great, I thought Rai, Eternal Warrior and Unity were great too.

I didn't enjoy Shadowman as much, and I wanted to like Bloodshot more than I actually did (it was fine, but it didn't grab me like I thought it would). Maybe they get better?

Posted by deadpool25mm

Awesome! Thanks Valiant!

Posted by TommytheHitman

Aw... I've already bought all of them!

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Yay, free stuff.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Eternal Warrior should really go back to wearing the blue suit rather then the green cloke

Edited by MadeinBangladesh

Read all of them before. Everyone should give them a try.

Posted by LenSnart

@allstarsuperman: call me crazy, but I get the feeling your an Eternal Warrior fan :p

Posted by AllStarSuperman

@lensnart said:

@allstarsuperman: call me crazy, but I get the feeling your an Eternal Warrior fan :p

Most definitely I am. I just wished he was treated better.

Posted by Xwraith

I got Harbinger, Archer and Armstrong, Rai, Quantum and Woody, and the Valiant Universe Handbook.

Posted by SuperiorBeast
Edited by SuperiorBeast

This is good, everyone should read Harbinger. And Unity. Maybe XO. Some of A&A. Most of bloodshot. Just read all of it. It's amazing.

Posted by AllStarSuperman
Posted by SuperiorBeast

@allstarsuperman: oh come on, he hasn't been around long enough to be overrated. He is fantastic. And Gilad is a great foil..but I will admit he was a hundred times better in A&A.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

@allstarsuperman: oh come on, he hasn't been around long enough to be overrated. He is fantastic.

And Gilad is a great foil..but I will admit he was a hundred times better in A&A.

Matt Kindt, the writer of Unity, overrates him tremendously. And really lowballs Gilad. Take issue 7 for example. Ninjak takes out 5 soldiers and a plane, while Gilad gets beat to sh!t by a near brain dead woman. Then take every issue of Unity for example Ninjak openly disobeys Gil. And Gilad is reduced to flashback scenes.

Posted by SuperiorBeast

@allstarsuperman: I agree Gilad is lowballed. But it seems like they mog turn that around. Personally, I love the takes on both characters. I love Gilad being wise, and ninjak being the awesome asshole he is. In the preview it seems like they may turn it around, but if you ask me Valiant really screwed the character up already anyway. I mean, in A&A he is a complete bad ass, then in his own book he is in the present and has been some kind of pacifist since the civil war era. Now we have Unity and he is some kind of all knowing bad ass that never does anything. And isn't he supposed to have some kind of healing factor? Because he wore a cast for quite a few issues.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

@allstarsuperman: I mean, in A&A he is a complete bad ass, then in his own book he is in the present and has been some kind of pacifist since the civil war era. Now we have Unity and he is some kind of all knowing bad ass that never does anything. And isn't he supposed to have some kind of healing factor? Because he wore a cast for quite a few issues.

He was a badass in A&A. He wasn't a pacific since the civil war, he fought in WW1 and WW2 and Vietnam and all wars, he just quit working for the Earth's Geomancers. And yeah I really hate his characterization in Unity, he is such a pushover.

Posted by SuperiorBeast

@allstarsuperman: oh, is that what it was? I dropped his book after the second issue. Which, I regret doing. Is it worth getting? I'm always tempted. He seemed fine serving the geos in A&A. The whole timeline with him just seems off, and he needs his original suit back. I don't like his current look.

Posted by LenSnart

@allstarsuperman: Feel your pain man, still isn't he in the valiant mini series, he's bound to kick ass in that.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

@superiorbeast: Oh yeah definitely read his ongoing, its only 8 issues though, it is cancelled/on hiatus at the time being. It's really good. I will tell you the second arc takes place in 4000 or so and he is an old man called the Eternal Emperor, its really awesome.

@lensnart said:

@allstarsuperman: Feel your pain man, still isn't he in the valiant mini series, he's bound to kick ass in that.

I hope so, but both the writers admitted to liking Bloodshot more, and this story is supposed to bring back Geomancer, so I hope Gil isn't sidelined. But who knows maybe Kindt will write a decent EW if he can control his Ninjak fanboyism.

Posted by LenSnart

@superiorbeast: Oh yeah definitely read his ongoing, its only 8 issues though, it is cancelled/on hiatus at the time being. It's really good. I will tell you the second arc takes place in 4000 or so and he is an old man called the Eternal Emperor, its really awesome.

@lensnart said:

@allstarsuperman: Feel your pain man, still isn't he in the valiant mini series, he's bound to kick ass in that.

I hope so, but both the writers admitted to liking Bloodshot more, and this story is supposed to bring back Geomancer, so I hope Gil isn't sidelined. But who knows maybe Kindt will write a decent EW if he can control his Ninjak fanboyism.

yeah he's sort of the valiant universe version of Batman in that respect