FCBD’14: Valiant unveils 45 retailer customized covers for Free Comic Book Day

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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

http://www.4colorfantasies.com

http://www.facebook.com/4cfrancho

http://twitter.com/4colorfantasies

A Comic Shop

Winter Park, FL

(407) 332-9636

http://acomicshop.com/

http://www.facebook.com/A.Comic.Shop

http://twitter.com/acomicshow

Austin Books & Comics

Austin,TX

(512) 454-4197

http://www.austinbooks.com

http://www.facebook.com/AustinBooks

http://twitter.com/AustinBooks

Borderlands

Greenville, SC

(864) 235-3488

http://www.borderlands.us

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Borderlands-Comics-and-Games/140146312709268

BuyMeToys.com    

Mishiwaka, IN

(574) 271-TOYS

http://buymetoys.com/catalog

http://www.facebook.com/pages/BuyMeToysCom/128000400551412

http://twitter.com/buymetoyscom

Carolina Comics

Durham, NC

(919)806-8282

ultimatecomicsonline@yahoo.com                        

Chaos Reigns/Dark Side    

Sarasota, FL

(941) 363-0840

http://darksidecomics.com

http://www.facebook.com/DarkSideComicsandGames

Coliseum of Comics

Sanford, FL

(407) 760-1767

http://coliseumofcomics.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Coliseum-of-Comics-Sanford/174610602576785

http://twitter.com/ColiseumofComic

Collector’s Paradise

Winnetka, CA

(818) 999-9455

http://comicsandcards.net

http://www.facebook.com/CP.Canoga.Park

http://twitter.com/cparadize

Collector’s Paradise  

Pasadena, CA

(626) 577-6694

http://comicsandcards.net

http://www.facebook.com/CP.Pasadena

http://twitter.com/cparadize

Collectors Corner

Baltimore, MD

(410) 668-3353

http://www.collectorscornermd.com

http://www.facebook.com/CollectorsCorner

http://twitter.com/CCMD_ComicsShop

Collectors Corner

Bel Air, MD

(800) 979-3353

http://www.collectorscornermd.com

http://www.facebook.com/CCBAMD

http://twitter.com/CCMD_ComicsShop

Comic Book Shoppe

Nepean, ON

(613) 228-8386

http://www.thecomicbookshoppe.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Comic-Book-Shoppe-The/127417190627194

http://twitter.com/ComicBookShoppe

Comic Book Shoppe

Ottawa, ON

(613)594-3042

http://www.thecomicbookshoppe.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comic-Book-Shoppe-2/220829157956738

http://twitter.com/ComicBookShoppe

Comic Book Store

North Little Rock, AR

(501) 791-4222

http://www.thewildstars.com/ce.html

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Collectors-Edition-Comics/118151041545385  

Comics Are Cool

Greenwood, IN

(317) 300-963

http://www.comicsarecool.com/

http://www.facebook.com/ComicsAreCool2

Comics To Astonish

Columbia, MD

(410) 381-2732

http://www.comicstoastonish.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Comics-To-Astonish-Inc/84445070232

Discount Comic Book Services (DCBS)

Fort Wayne, IN

(260) 489-1787

http://www.dcbservice.com

http://www.facebook.com/DiscountComicBookService

Dragon’s Lair Comics

San Antonio, TX

(210) 615-1229

http://dlair.net/sanantonio/

http://www.facebook.com/dragons.lair.sanantonio

http://twitter.com/Dragons_Lair

Dragon’s Lair Comics

Austin, TX

(512) 454-2399

http://dlair.net/austin/

http://www.facebook.com/dragons.lair.austin

http://twitter.com/DLairAustin

Forbidden Planet

New York, NY

(212) 473-157

http://www.fpnyc.com

http://www.facebook.com/fpnyc

http://twitter.com/FPNYC

Forbidden Planet

London, UK

http://forbiddenplanet.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Forbidden-Planet/279957096259

http://twitter.com/ForbiddenPlanet

Friendly Neighborhood Comics

Bellingham, MA

(508) 966-2275

http://friendlycomics.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friendly-Neighborhood-Comics/191731623437

http://twitter.com/FriendlyComics

G-Mart

Chicago, IL

(773) 384-0400

http://www.g-mart.com

http://www.facebook.com/gmartcomics

http://twitter.com/gmartcomics

Heroes & Fantasies

Universal City, TX

(210) 340-0074

http://www.heroesandfantasies.com

http://www.facebook.com/HNFSA

http://twitter.com/HeroesFantasies

Hot Comics

Asheboro, NC

(336) 318-1064

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hot-Comics/108153889226244

I Want More Comics

Northglenn, CO

(303) 460-7226

http://www.iwantmorecomics.com

http://www.facebook.com/IWMComics

http://twitter.com/IWantMoreComics

Jetpack Comics

Rochester, NH

603-330-9636

http://www.jetpackcomics.com

http://www.facebook.com/JetpackComics

http://twitter.com/JetpackComics

Krypton Comics

Omaha, NE

(402) 391-4131

http://www.kryptoncomicsomaha.com

http://www.facebook.com/kryptoncomics

http://twitter.com/KryptonComicsNE

Legends Comics and Coffee

Omaha, NE

(402) 391-2377

http://legendcomicsandcoffee.com

http://www.facebook.com/LegendComics

http://twitter.com/LegendComicsNE

Mayhem Collectibles

Ames, IA

(515) 292-3510

http://www.mayhemcomics.com

Mayhem Collectibles

Des Moines, IA

(515) 271-8104

http://www.mayhemcomics.com

Midtown Comics

New York, NY

(212) 302-8192

http://www.midtowncomics.com

http://www.facebook.com/midtowncomics

http://twitter.com/MidtownComics

Mile High Comics

Denver, CO

(303) 455-2659

http://www.milehighcomics.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mile-High-Comics/23781510808

http://twitter.com/MileHighComics

Reader Copies

Anderson, IN

(765) 649-5767

http://www.readercopies.com

http://www.facebook.com/ReaderCopies

Rubber Chicken Comic

Bellingham, MA

(508) 966-2210

http://www.rubberchickencomics.com

http://www.facebook.com/RubberChickenComics

Samurai Comics

Phoenix, AZ

(602) 265-8886

http://samuraicomics.popshop.comixology.com

http://www.facebook.com/samuraicomics

http://twitter.com/SamuraiComics

Seth’s Games and Anime

Ventura, CA

(805) 653-2732

http://www.sethsventura.com

http://www.facebook.com/SethsGamesAndAnime

Sketch Books aka Fully Booked

(632) 858-7000

http://www.fullybookedonline.com

http://www.facebook.com/fullybooked

http://twitter.com/_FullyBooked

Source Comics & Games

Roseville, MN

(651) 645-0386

http://www.sourcecomicsandgames.com

http://www.facebook.com/TheSourceComicsandGames

http://twitter.com/SourceCandG

Stadium Comics

Brahampton, ON

(905) 451-3751

http://www.stadiumcomics.com

http://www.facebook.com/stadiumcomics

http://twitter.com/stadiumcomics

Subspace Comics

Lynnwood, WA

(425) 744-2767

Tate’s Comics

Lauderhill, FL

(954) 748-0181

http://tatescomics.com

http://twitter.com/tatescomics

Third Eye Comics

Annapolis, MD

(410) 897-0322

http://www.thirdeyecomics.com

http://www.facebook.com/thirdeyecomics

http://twitter.com/thirdeyecomics

Wade’s Comics Madness

Levittown, PA

(215) 946-9381

http://www.comicmadness.com

http://www.facebook.com/comicmadness

http://twitter.com/comicmadness

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