All publishers have held panels at the big conventions, whether it’s to announce important news or interact with their fans, using the Internet to get the information to those who can’t attend in person.

Now Valiant is getting ahead of the curve in fan relations, by taking the panel out of the con,and bringing it directly to the Internet.  No need to slog through the crowds, buy the overpriced concessions, and wait on long lines to get a chance to interact with your favorite Valiant creators,  because they are bring the show right into your home.  Cosplay is up to you!

IGN Presents VALIANT LIVE: X-O MANOWAR #1 From NYC’s MIDTOWN COMICS

XO# 1 Pullbox variantThis Thursday, May 3rd, Valiant and IGN are partnering for a one-of-kind online experience, VALIANT LIVE: X-O MANOWAR #1, direct from New York’s own Midtown Comics! Moderated by IGN Comics Editor Joey Esposito, the inaugural VALIANT LIVE panel will be bringing the convention experience to comics fans far and wide with live streaming video and real-time audience Q&A on May 3rd from 8:30-9:15 PM EDT (5:30-6:15 PM PST)!

The Valiant/IGN panel discussion is a live interactive event available only through the Big Live streaming video/interactive chat experience. Midtown Comics will NOT be open for business at the time of the event, and no members of public will be admitted. Online participants will be able to view the discussion and interact with the panel members live via comics.IGN.comFacebook.com/ValiantComics, or ValiantUniverse.com/News.

Hitting just one day after the release of X-O Manowar #1, this is your chance to find out all there is know about the foundations of the all-new Valiant Universe directly from a star-studded panel of guests including Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Executive Editor Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. Via the interactive Big Live platform, viewers will be able to ask questions directly to the panel and converse with other fans. Expect surprise announcements, and a behind-the-scenes look at a ton of unseen art from X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong, and Valiant’s upcoming Free Comic Book Day release!

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Archer and Armstrong 1And all you need to join the conversation is an internet connection! Just visit comics.IGN.com, Facebook.com/ValiantComics, orValiantUniverse.com/News to participate and get a jump on the Summer of Valiant as it happens!

In the meantime, fans can submit questions ahead of time via Twitter to @ValiantComics and @joeyesposito with the hashtag #AskValiant. The best of the bunch will queued up and ready to go when VALIANT LIVE: X-O MANOWAR #1 kicks off live on May 3rd at 8:30 PM EDT (5:30 PM PST)!