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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Super Bowl Ad

Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER kicks off the big game!

Marvel Studios leveraged America’s favorite sporting event to debut the world premiere of the new full-length trailer in an unprecedented cross platform partnership with Fox and Marvel. Fox broadcaster Joe Buck introduced the special look to the Big Game spot, which directed viewers to FoxSports.com for a complete CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER takeover and the brand new full-length trailer. The :30 second Big Game spot included music from the National Anthem and aired surrounding the team captains introduction and the National Anthem performance.

 

Here is the :30 second Super Bowl ad…

 

 

And here is the new full length trailer…

 

 

Enjoy!

JAMES ASMUS and TOM FOWLER Bring on QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 in July!

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On July 10th, a new era begins for the world’s worst superhero team in Quantum and Woody #1!

Valiant is proud to announce that award-winning writer James Asmus (Gambit, Thief of Thieves, Captain America & Bucky) and acclaimed artist Tom Fowler (Venom, Hulk: Season One) are bringing Valiant’s first full-on superhero team back to the Valiant Universe with an all-new ongoing series beginning on July 10th in Quantum and Woody #1!

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. Go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming! And the action-packed, zeitgeist-shredding exploitation stunt comic you demanded is here at last.

(And, yes, there will be a goat too. Eventually.)

“Quantum and Woody are one of the most beloved superhero duos in comics. There’s a rich history to draw on here and we have some very exciting things on deck for Quantum and Woody in 2013 and beyond,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons.

“Since the day X-O Manowar #1 hit shelves, everywhere we’ve turned, fans have been demanding that Quantum and Woody step back into the spotlight,” said Quantum and Woody Editor Jody LeHeup. “James, Tom and Jordie are delivering a smart, heart-filled take on the team that will be central to the new Valiant Universe, and one that honors the spirit and bravado of what came before.”

Launched by Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright for Acclaim Entertainment’s rebooted Valiant Universe in 1997, Quantum and Woody became one of the most beloved independent superhero titles of the decade, spawning a rabid and loyal following that endures to this day. Most recently, Valiant Entertainment re-issued the entirety of the original series for the first time digitally via comiXology.

“In all of comics, there’s no other book that mixed style and substance quite like Quantum and Woody. I was willing to literally kill someone for the chance to write the relaunch for the new Valiant Universe. I might have. Those first days after I got the call are a blur. But Quantum and Woody isn’t (just) a superhero book – it’s action-comedy, it’s family drama, it’s a boys-meet-goat tale that tugs at the heartstrings,” said writer James Asmus.

On July 10th, the Valiant Universe’s most infamous duo enter the fray with writer James Asmus, artist Tom Fowler and colorist Jordie Bellaire in Quantum and Woody #1 – featuring a standard cover by Ryan Sook, a Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Marcos Martin for customers who pre-order with the their local retailer, an incentive variant by Andrew Robinson, and an interactive QR Voice Variant by Tom Fowler (with real talking goat action)!

For more information of Quantum and Woody and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

QUANTUM & WOODY #1
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MARCOS MARTIN
Variant Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
QR Voice Variant by TOM FOWLER
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JULY 10th!

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The World’s Worst Teaser (Quantum & Woody?)

Aw hell yeah! I just received this from Valiant….

 

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Ladies and gentlemen, surely we are seeing the first salvo in the return of  Quantum & Woody!

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All hell breaks loose at DC! Creators walking on big titles!

Well, it seems like the craziness that struck the new 52 line at DC isn’t over yet. Two high profile creators have walked off high profile books.

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First up, Andy Diggle has walked away from Action Comics. This has been rumored at Bleeding Cool for a bit and now Diggle has confirmed it on Twitter. Tony Daniel is taking over writing the first arc then who knows what’s next. I always thought Diggle was an odd fit for Superman, but I was willing to take a look.

Remember how all the Green Lantern books just changed all their creative teams? Well two of them all ready need a new writer.

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According to Bleeding Cool Joshua Hale Fialkov has walked off Green Lantern Corps and Red Lanterns.

 

Our and DC’s old friend editorial interference seem to be the culprit in both cases. Here we go again…

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SHADOWMAN VOL. 1: BIRTH RITES Is VALIANT’s Next $9.99 TPB!

SHADOWMAN VOL. 1: BIRTH RITES TPB is VALIANT’s Next $9.99 Trade Paperback!

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Valiant is proud to announce that the Shadowman Vol. 1: Birth Rites trade paperback collection will debut on April 24th at just $9.99!

Previously solicited at $14.99, the Shadowman Vol. 1: Birth Rites TPB collects the first four issues of Valiant’s best-selling Shadowman series by acclaimed creators Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) and Patrick Zircher (Captain America) and joins the rest of Valiant’s volume one collections at the special introductory price of $9.99.

“Both fans and retailers have had an enthusiastic response to our $9.99 trade paperback releases. At this stage, one of Valiant’s top priorities is to ensure that our titles are available to as many new readers as possible. Introducing the premiere volumes of our ongoing titles at $9.99 is an easy way to do just that,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “If you’ve been waiting to discover Valiant, or simply missed your chance to jump on board Shadowman, or Harbinger or any other Valiant series, each and every first volume in our line of trade paperbacks will be right there waiting for you for less than ten bucks.”

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 embrace 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. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?

Start reading here to the witness the rise of New Orleans’ next nocturnal protector as Shadowman meets the forces of the Deadside head-on and makes an indelible impression on the Valiant Universe. And don’t miss the other introductory volumes in Valiant’s line of specially priced $9.99 trade paperback collections – X-O Manowar Vol. 1: By The Sword TPB, Harbinger: Vol. 1: Omega Rising TPB, Bloodshot Vol. 1: Setting the World on Fire TPB, Archer & Armstrong Vol. 1: The Michelangelo Code TPB – available in finer comics shops everywhere!

For more information on Shadowman, X-O Manowar, and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Twitter, on Facebook, or at ValiantUniverse.com.

SHADOWMAN VOL. 1: BIRTH RITES TPB (FEB131168)
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
$9.99/Rated T+/112 pgs.
ISBN: 978-1-939346-00-1
Collecting SHADOWMAN #1-4
ON SALE 4/24/13 (FOC – 4/1/13)

Pre-order here!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL. 1: THE MICHELANGELO CODE TPB (JAN131309)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
$9.99/Rated T+/112 pgs.
Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1-4
ISBN: 978-0-9796409-8-8
ON SALE 3/6/13

Pre-order here!

BLOODSHOT VOL. 1: SETTING THE WORLD ON FIRE TPB (DEC121274)
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA & ARTURO LOZZI
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
$9.99/Rated T+/112 pgs.
Collecting BLOODSHOT #1-4
ISBN: 978-0-9796409-6-4
ON SALE NOW!

Purchase here!

HARBINGER VOL. 1: OMEGA RISING TPB (NOV121345)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS & LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
$9.99/Rated T+/128 pgs.
Collecting HARBINGER #1-5
ISBN: 978-0-979-6409-5-7
ON SALE NOW!

Purchase here!

X-O MANOWAR VOL. 1: BY THE SWORD TPB (OCT121241)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
$9.99/Rated T+/112 pgs.
Collecting X-O MANOWAR #1-4
ISBN: 978-0-97964094-0-5
ON SALE NOW!

Purchase here!