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C2E2 2016: Valiant Announces 15 Creator Exclusives for 2016 and Beyond

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Award-Winning Publisher Reveals Industry’s Most Prestigious Roster of Exclusive Talent with Doug Braithwaite, David Lafuente, Trevor Hairsine, Mico Suayan, and Many More

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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.

Featuring key members of award-winning and critically acclaimed creative teams behind titles such as A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONGBLOODSHOT REBORNDIVINITY II,NINJAKWRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIORX-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.

“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.”

“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.”

Valiant’s newly announced list of exclusive creative talent includes:

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Raul Allen, artist
Current Project:
WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR – “LABYRINTH
Beginning May 2016
Previous Credits:
BLOODSHOT REBORN, NINJAK, Hawkeye
 

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David Baron, colorist
Current Projects:
DIVINITY II
Beginning April 2016
BLOODSHOT REBORN – “BLOODSHOT ISLAND
Beginning June 2016
Past Credits:
BOOK OF DEATH, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, The Authority, JLA

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Diego Bernard, artist
Current Project:
NINJAK – “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE
Beginning April 2016
Past Credits:
UNITY, X-O MANOWAR

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Doug Braithwaite, artist
Current Project:
NINJAK – “OPERATION: DEADSIDE
On Sale Now
Past Credits:
ARMOR HUNTERS, IMPERIUM, UNITY, Journey into Mystery, Justice

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CAFU, artist
Current Project:
RAI – “4001 A.D.
Beginning May 2016
Past Credits:
UNITY, X-O MANOWAR, Action Comics, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents

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Khari Evans, artist
Current Project:
IMPERIUM – “STORMBREAK
On Sale Now
Past Credits:
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER, Carbon Grey, Immortal Iron Fist
 

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Robert Gill, artist
Current Project:
4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN
Beginning July 2016
Past Credits:
BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR, Batgirl
 

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Trevor Hairsine, artist
Current Project:
DIVINITY II
Beginning April 2016
Past Credits:
DIVINITY, ETERNAL WARRIOR, X-O MANOWAR, Ultimate Six, X-Men: Deadly Genesis
 

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

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David Lafuente, artist
Current Project:
A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG
Beginning March 2016
Past Credits:
New MutantsPasty Walker: HellcatUltimate Comics Spider-Man

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Lewis LaRosa, artist
Current Project:
BLOODSHOT REBORN – “THE ANALOG MAN
On Sale Now
Past Credits:
Amazing Spider-ManImmortal Iron FistPunisherMAX

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Pere Perez, artist
Current Project:
TOP SECRET
Coming Soon
Past Credits:
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, IVAR, TIMEWALKER, UNITY, Action Comics, Batgirl
 

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

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Juan Jose Ryp, artist
Current Project:
WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR – “PRELUDE TO LABYRINTH
Past Credits:
IMPERIUM, NINJAK, Clone, Wolverine: The Best There Is
 

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Current Project:
BLOODSHOT REBORN – “BLOODSHOT ISLAND
Beginning in June
Past Credits:
HARBINGER, Moon Knight, The Punisher, Thor

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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