From Friday, March 18th through Sunday, March 20th, Valiant is storming the gates of the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo 2016 (C2E2) – and we’re bringing along an armada of convention-only exclusives, signings, programming, panels, and the official debut of the ARCHER & ARMSTRONG AMERICAN PALE ALE with Arcade Brewery!
All weekend long, join Valiant inside Chicago’s McCormick Place at Booth #317 to find out why Valiant is already one of 2016’s hottest publishers with a complete selection of Valiant trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT REBORN, IMPERIUM, BOOK OF DEATH, THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE, RAI, and many more!
Plus: Valiant is proud to debut the A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 C2E2 EXCLUSIVE VARIANT – featuring the artwork of Katie Cook (My Little Pony)! Red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man) kick off the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s next blockbuster series here with “IN THE BAG” – an insane rescue mission sending Archer into the depths of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to free his roguish partner from an ages-old enemy…but only if he can fight his way through a mind-bending maze of history’s greatest lost treasures first!
Get ready for signings throughout the weekend from an all-star cast of special guests, including Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and acclaimed colorist David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN)! And don’t miss the boatload of Valiant merchandise sailing into Chicago, including t-shirts featuring X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, HARBINGER, and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, official Valiant tote bags, and more!
Then, the action starts on Friday, March 18th at 1:45 p.m. CT in Panel Room #S405b, with Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here – a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters! You’ve heard the buzz… You’ve seen the reviews… Now find out where to start with Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe! From X-O MANOWAR and BLOODSHOT to FAITH and DIVINITY, jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters…and find out for yourself why Buzzfeed says “Valiant Comics is a universe full of your new favorite superheroes”!
Then, get smashed or be smashed with Valiant’s next hit ongoing series on Saturday, March 19th at 12:30 p.m. CT in Room #S402 for the Valiant: A&A – The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong Spotlight! The most demanded duo in the Valiant Universe is back in stores everywhere this month in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1…and, now, writer Rafer Roberts is taking center stage at C2E2 to reveal the sordid life and times of Valiant’s immortal roustabout adventurer and his infinitely naive marksman partner! Get the inside track on the hottest new series of the spring here with an exclusive one-on-one Q&A with the brains behind A&A’s all-new adventures!
But we’re not done yet! On Saturday, March 19th at 2:45 p.m. CT in Panel Room #S405b, join us for VALIANT: 4001 A.D. AND BEYOND! This summer…the future of Earth will be decided in the stars when Valiant presents the blockbuster crossover event of the year in 4001 A.D.! Now, get primed for the epic showdown between Rai and the forces of New Japan right here at C2E2 with an exclusive panel presentation from an all-star cast of Valiant staff and creators! Plus: don’t miss an all-new round of news and announcements for ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR, and more!
But hang on to your bottomless satchels…because the festivities are just getting started! On Saturday, March 19th, Valiant is throwing the biggest bash of the weekend with the C2E2 2016: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG AMERICAN PALE ALE OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY! Starting 8:00 p.m. CT at the Headquarters Beercade’s River North location (213 W. Institute Pl., Chicago, IL 60610)!, Valiant is cracking open its first-ever collaboration with Arcade Brewery to celebrate the senses-shattering debut of A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1!
Co-sponsored by Valiant Entertainment, Arcade Brewery, Threadless, and non-profit Hope for the Day, the first 200 party-goers will receive a strictly limited A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 ARCADE BREWERY VARIANT and get the chance to have it signed on-site by writer Rafer Roberts! Each attendee will also be entered in a door prize drawing for a bottomless satchel full of A&A treasures galore, including a complete set of Archer & Armstrong trade paperbacks, a one-of-a-kind sketch cover by A&A’s own Rafer Roberts, official Archer & Armstrong swag, and much more!
We’ll see you in the Windy City!
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