Next week Valiant will invade Philadelphia’s Convention Center during the first Keystone Comic Con but they aren’t resting after that con. Two weeks later they are setting up shop in Baltimore at the Baltimore Comic-Con and bringing two different exclusives with them to the biggest convention in Maryland. The show takes place at the Baltimore Convention Center from September 28th until September 30th and you can find them at Booth #2006.
The first exclusive is a variant cover of their hit FAITH: DREAMSIDE #1 with a cover from Steve Conley.
The other exclusive they are bringing to “Charm City” is a variant cover edition of X-O Manowar #19.
During the convention they will be hosting two different panels, the first one will be Saturday, September 29th starting at 2:45pm in Room 333-344. That panel will be titled VALIANT: THE CRAFT OF COMICS and will showcase some of the behind the scenes action from a few different creators at Valiant.
Their next panel takes place on Sunday, September 30th starting at 1:45pm ET in Room 339-342. The panel that day is titled VALIANT: 101 AND BEYOND and will give attendees a “fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes!”
Valiant also plans to drop by some local retailers as part of their #ValiantVisits Initiative, details on locations and times will be announced later.
Full press release is below. All artwork is courtesy of Valiant.
Valiant Sails into Baltimore Comic-Con 2018 with Unbeatable Exclusives, Panels, and More!
There are only a few short weeks before Baltimore Comic-Con, and Valiant is poised to take Maryland’s biggest pop culture convention by storm with a sensational slate of panels, signings, and more – starting with the publisher’s limited-edition exclusives!
From Friday, September 28th through Sunday, September 30th, stop by Booth #2006 inside the Baltimore Convention Center to discover why Valiant is one of the most critically acclaimed publishers in the comic book industry with a robust selection of trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers, including X-O MANOWAR, SECRET WEAPONS, FAITH, A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, NINJA-K, SHADOWMAN, QUANTUM AND WOODY, and more!
While you’re there, be sure to check out Valiant’s highly limited Baltimore-exclusive offerings!
First up, don’t miss the FAITH: DREAMSIDE #1 Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusive Variant by Eisner-nominated artist Steve Conley (The Middle Age)! From celebrated writer Jody Houser (FAITH, Mother Panic) and rising star artist MJ Kim (FAITH’S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1) comes the first issue of a spooky new limited series that marks Faith’s triumphant return to comic book store shelves – and her very first team-up with the Death-Defying Doctor Mirage!
Next, a new journey into the unknown begins with the X-O MANOWAR #19 Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusive Variant, featuring dazzling artist Jason Metcalf (The Darkness)! Eisner-nominated writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) joins forces with incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) for an all-new arc and new jumping-on point for Valiant’s flagship ongoing series, as the armored Visigoth Aric of Dacia faces off against a new otherworldly threat to Earth!
Plus, Valiant’s got a double dose of incredible panel presentations lined up for the weekend! On Saturday, September 29th from 2:45 to 3:45 pm ET in Room 333-344, join some of the talented people behind Valiant’s slate of critically acclaimed comic series for a candid, behind-the-scenes panel discussion in VALIANT: THE CRAFT OF COMICS! Find out just what it takes to put together a compelling story from start to finish, how to make your series stand apart, and how the editorial process functions at the highest levels – from the award-winning industry veterans behind the Valiant Universe’s greatest hits!
Then, on Sunday, September 30th from 1:45 to 2:45pm ET in Room 339-342, get all your Valiant questions answered at the VALIANT: 101 AND BEYOND panel! New to the Valiant Universe? With Valiant’s all-new and exciting “BEYOND” initiative approaching at the end of 2018, there’s never been a better time to become a fan! Jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes!
And don’t forget: The #ValiantVisits Initiative is currently in full swing! From now until the end of the 2018 convention season and beyond, the hardest-working sales team in comics will be dropping in with local retailers all across the country to talk shop, share updates, and give away some awesome swag! Keep your eye on the #ValiantVisits hashtag on both Facebook and Twitter to see where Valiant will be stopping next!
Stay tuned as Baltimore Comic-Con draws closer for more information about signing times, #ValiantVisits locations, and more!
We’ll see you in Charm City!
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