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Valiant Exclusive Variants from Steve Conley and Jason Metcalf for Baltimore Comic-Con

Valiant Entertainment can't stop talking about all the comic book conventions they're visiting in the coming months, as well as the nearby comic shops they're visiting while in town as part of their #ValiantVisits retailer outreach program. So it wasn't surprising to get a press release detailing the publisher's plans and exclusives for Baltimore Comic-Con. Valiant will be setting up at booth #2006 from Friday, September 28th through Sunday, September 30th, and along with lots of comics you can buy, they're bringing two EXCLUSIVE variant covers (not made of glass, just regular paper).

From the press release:

Valiant Exclusive Variants from Steve Conley and Jason Metcalf for Baltimore Comic-Con

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!

Valiant Exclusive Variants from Steve Conley and Jason Metcalf for Baltimore Comic-Con

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!

They've also got two panels planned, details of which are below:

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 though the press release confirmed that #ValiantVisits will happen — oh, they will happen, Baltimore — they didn't name any comic shops yet, so you'll have to watch the hashtag on Twitter to learn when you, yes you, can get free Valiant stuff from a sales rep at your local shop.

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