Press Release

With Free Comic Book Day 2014 just two weeks away, Valiant is proud to announce that 45 retailers nationwide have signed on to produce exclusive promotional covers for Valiant’s biggest FCBD release ever – the FCBD 2014 ARMOR HUNTERS SPECIAL!

“Valiant has always been an ardent supporter of Free Comic Book Day, but this year is, by far, our biggest yet. We were absolutely blown away by the orders on both our FCBD titles. But we were even more surprised by the number of retail partners that took us up on our offer to promote the release of ARMOR HUNTERS at their individual stores with customized cover offerings,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “We know that readers who try just one Valiant comic often stick around for more – and Free Comic Book Day is the best time of all to introduce our characters to a new and eager audience.”

Available in participating stores everywhere on May 3rd, 2014, Valiant’s FCBD 2014 ARMOR HUNTERS SPECIAL is the perfect place to jump on the board the crossover event of the summer with a special, advance look inside June’s ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) by superstar creators Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) and Doug Braithwaite (Unity, Justice). When Aric of Dacia returned to Earth with the stolen X-O Manowar armor of an alien race, he thought he finally found a weapon to guard the peace and kingdom he’d struggled so long to secure. But now, a relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the armor and all like it – have found their final target. The ARMOR HUNTERS are coming. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

Plus: look for artwork and interviews from X-O MANOWAR, RAI, THE DELINQUENTS, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, and much more! Learn everything you need about ARMOR HUNTERS and the rest of the VALIANT FIRST publishing initiative right here on Free Comic Book Day inside the FCBD 2014 ARMOR HUNTERS SPECIAL!

Also arriving on Free Comic Book Day, don’t miss the the FCBD 2014 VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK – a first-of-its-kind handbook release detailing the untold origins and secrets of Valiant’s heroes and villains, all in one place! Everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2014 and beyond can be found right here in the first official Valiant Handbook release…ever! Featuring artwork from a “murderer’s row” of comic’s brightest talents – Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Clayton Henry, Bryan Hitch, Esad Ribic, and many, many more!

Visit your local comic shop on May 3rd, 2014 to pick up these two exciting Valiant FCBD releases – and look for customized versions of the FCBD 2014 ARMOR HUNTERS SPECIAL at these participating retailers:

4 Color Fantasies    

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

(909) 563-8751

A Comic Shop

Winter Park, FL

(407) 332-9636

Austin Books & Comics


(512) 454-4197


Greenville, SC

(864) 235-3488    

Mishiwaka, IN

(574) 271-TOYS

Carolina Comics

Durham, NC


Chaos Reigns/Dark Side    

Sarasota, FL

(941) 363-0840

Coliseum of Comics

Sanford, FL

(407) 760-1767

Collector’s Paradise

Winnetka, CA

(818) 999-9455

Collector’s Paradise  

Pasadena, CA

(626) 577-6694

Collectors Corner

Baltimore, MD

(410) 668-3353

Collectors Corner

Bel Air, MD

(800) 979-3353

Comic Book Shoppe

Nepean, ON

(613) 228-8386

Comic Book Shoppe

Ottawa, ON


Comic Book Store

North Little Rock, AR

(501) 791-4222  

Comics Are Cool

Greenwood, IN

(317) 300-963

Comics To Astonish

Columbia, MD

(410) 381-2732

Discount Comic Book Services (DCBS)

Fort Wayne, IN

(260) 489-1787

Dragon’s Lair Comics

San Antonio, TX

(210) 615-1229

Dragon’s Lair Comics

Austin, TX

(512) 454-2399

Forbidden Planet

New York, NY

(212) 473-157

Forbidden Planet

London, UK

Friendly Neighborhood Comics

Bellingham, MA

(508) 966-2275


Chicago, IL

(773) 384-0400

Heroes & Fantasies

Universal City, TX

(210) 340-0074

Hot Comics

Asheboro, NC

(336) 318-1064

I Want More Comics

Northglenn, CO

(303) 460-7226

Jetpack Comics

Rochester, NH


Krypton Comics

Omaha, NE

(402) 391-4131

Legends Comics and Coffee

Omaha, NE

(402) 391-2377

Mayhem Collectibles

Ames, IA

(515) 292-3510

Mayhem Collectibles

Des Moines, IA

(515) 271-8104

Midtown Comics

New York, NY

(212) 302-8192

Mile High Comics

Denver, CO

(303) 455-2659

Reader Copies

Anderson, IN

(765) 649-5767

Rubber Chicken Comic

Bellingham, MA

(508) 966-2210

Samurai Comics

Phoenix, AZ

(602) 265-8886

Seth’s Games and Anime

Ventura, CA

(805) 653-2732

Sketch Books aka Fully Booked

(632) 858-7000

Source Comics & Games

Roseville, MN

(651) 645-0386

Stadium Comics

Brahampton, ON

(905) 451-3751

Subspace Comics

Lynnwood, WA

(425) 744-2767

Tate’s Comics

Lauderhill, FL

(954) 748-0181

Third Eye Comics

Annapolis, MD

(410) 897-0322

Wade’s Comics Madness

Levittown, PA

(215) 946-9381

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