Hillary Clinton Joins Valiant’s High-Flying Heroine for FAITH #5 – A History-Making Election Milestone Coming in November!

Comics Legend Louise Simonson Officiates a Historic Election Special
Featuring the Breakout Comic Book Hero of 2016 Alongside the First
Female Democratic Presidential Nominee

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In advance of San Diego Comic-Con 2016, Valiant Entertainment is proud
to announce that Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s presumptive
nominee for President of the United States, will join forces with Faith
“Zephyr” Herbert on November 2nd in FAITH
#5
 – a history-making, 48-page election special teaming the leading
female hero in comics today with the first female nominee from a major
political party for a special tale written by comics legend Louise
Simonson
 with art by FAITH‘s own Pere Perez!

On November 2nd, just days before Election Day 2016,
legendary writer Louise Simonson and Harvey Award-nominated
artist Pere Perez present history in the making with a
presidential milestone like no other! Faith Herbert, star of the highest
selling independent superhero debut of 2016, is a shining beacon of
optimism in a challenging world. Her day job as a blogger and journalist
is about to bring Faith face to face with Democratic Presidential
nominee Hillary Clinton…but it’s her daring alter ego as Los
Angeles’ leading superhero that will have to save the day when a new
threat emerges to imperil a pivotal moment that has all of America
watching!

“[Faith] is so positive and she’s very much what I think a hero should
be,” writer Louise
Simonson told The Washington Post
. “I wrote Superman for a while and
— she’s almost in her soul, she is like the female Superman. [Writer
Jody Houser]’s work is wonderful on this book, but I was glad they would
let me play just a little bit in this particular sandbox.”

“There is no other character in comics quite like Faith, and it’s no
surprise that she has captured imaginations worldwide to become the
leading superhero of 2016,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce.
“Valiant’s mission has always been to reflect the reality around us
through the lens of comic book storytelling. Faith is the perfect
embodiment of a comic book character that dares to defy the traditional
norms of who or what a hero can be. That’s a message that can resonate
with anyone, anywhere, at any time and has taken on even greater
significance as America prepares for a historic election this November.”

Plus, also coming in the oversized, 48-page FAITH #5 election
special: Faith’s adventures continue with an all-new lead story by the
ongoing creative team of writer Jody Houser (Orphan
Black
) and new series artist Meghan Hetrick (Red
Thorn
), as well an exclusive prelude to HARBINGER RENEGADES
#1
 – featuring the long-awaited return of Faith’s beloved superteam
– by writer Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER &
ARMSTRONG) and Eisner Award-winning artist Colleen Doran (The
Sandman
)!

With covers by Eisner Award-winning superstar Paolo Rivera (THE
VALIANT, Daredevil), Harvey Award nominee Clayton Henry (SAVAGE),
new ongoing FAITH interior artist Meghan Hetrick (Uncanny
Avengers
), and more, join an all-star cast of Valiant’s greatest
talents on November 2nd in FAITH #5 as
the leading heroine in comics today joins forces with Hillary Clinton
for a landmark comics event!

Created by former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter (Secret
Wars
) and Eisner Award-winning writer and artist David Lapham (Stray
Bullets
) in Valiant’s acclaimed HARBINGER series in
1992, Faith has long been a central icon of Valiant’s award-winning
publishing line. Then, in January 2016, Faith took her long-awaited,
much-demanded first step toward solo stardom with FAITH #1 (of 4) –
a groundbreaking debut that quickly became the first and biggest
breakout hit of the New Year from any major comics publisher. In the
months since, Faith’s first solo adventure has garnered near-universal
critical acclaim; generated attention from a host of international media
outlets, including The Atlantic, The A.V. Club, Cosmopolitan,
The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, The
Independent, MTV, The New York Times, NPR, PBS Newshour, People,
Seventeen, Today, Vox, The Washington Post
, and dozens more; and
become the first series of 2016 to reach a much-vaunted fifth printing –
making it one of only a handful of hit series in the past decade to
achieve that pivotal benchmark of fan and commercial demand.

Faith’s unprecedented streak of history-making achievements continues
this Wednesday, July 20th with the release of her first ongoing series
in the all-new FAITH #1 – a first issue that has already
rocketed onward to become the highest selling superhero debut of the
year from any independent publisher in the industry today.

An award-winning writer and editor with more than 40 years of
experience, Louise Simonson is one of the most respected and
tenured female creators in comics history. With lengthy and acclaimed
runs on some of comics’ most influential series, including New
Mutants
Superman: The Man of Steel, and X-Factor,
Simonson has co-created a host of enduring characters, including
Apocalypse, Cable, and Power Pack for Marvel Entertainment and Doomsday
and Steel for DC Entertainment. FAITH #5 will be her first
work for Valiant Entertainment.

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About Valiant Entertainment

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company
that owns and controls the largest independent superhero universe in
comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over
2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger,
Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most
successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today,
the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing,
film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the
most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received
numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award
for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a
multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as
feature films.

Contacts

Valiant Entertainment
Hunter Gorinson, 212-972-0361 ext. 424
hunterg@valiantentertainment.com

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