The latest incarnation of Valiant Comics will give fans a first look at its new takes on X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger and more on May 5 as part of Free Comic Book Day 2012. According to Valiant's press release, the Valiant Comics 2012 FCBD issue will coincide with the release of its new line of #1 issues, establishing a rough time period for when fans can expect to see the publisher's material arrive in stores. The FCBD issue will feature cover art by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, though interior teams won't be announced until at least January. Valiant's press release also emphasizes that its new comics are all-new stories with all new character designs, although the words "reboot" and "relaunch" aren't used to describe the new line.From Valiant's official press release:

This has been an event a decade in the making, and we're approaching this with dedication, passion and a commitment to excellence," said Executive Editor Warren Simons. "We've lined up some colossally talented colleagues – both new and old friends alike – and if you have a love for great comics and innovative stories, we've got some great stuff in store for you.

See the full Valiant Comics Free Comic Book Day issue cover below: