In a world where complains about overly idealized heroines are common, Faith, a member of Valiant’s Harbinger teen superhero group is a nice break: a normal young woman who is learning to deal with her powers just like every other superbeing. And now she’s getting her own one shot by Joshua Dysart and Robert Gill, with variant covers by Joe Quinones, Lucy Knisley and Brian Level. Valiant continues to branch out with their superhero line — because it’s a more diverse world and comics market out there.
The dynamic duo of Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt seems to have set up shop for some of their non-creator owned work at Valiant Comics, and new they’re joined by Paolo Rivera for The Valiant, a new four issue prestige mini-series. An they’ve got Franceso Francavilla doing variant covers as well—along with Kindt and Lemire—so it’s a nice art-a-palooza. It’s nice to see Valiant stepping out with new titles, and especially great to see Rivera back on interior art—he’s best known for his impressive MArvel covers but since stepping back from that we haven’t seen nearly enough of his stylish art around.
It begins. We’ve been hearing a ton o’ rumors about comics companies jumping aboard iVerse—probably the second largest dedicated digital comics platform—in the wake of Amazon’s acquisition of Comixology. While Amazon is great at selling books, publishers want to avoid a Hachette-like stand off and other weight throng maneuvers that Amazon is known for. While […]
By Alexander Jones Valiant is an incredibly dynamic and interesting superhero publisher that isn’t afraid to take risk after risk with their properties. Comics Beat had the opportunity to sit down with some of the brightest minds working at the comics company including Joshua Dysart (Harbinger: Armor Hunters & Harbinger: Omegas), Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar […]
Word on the street is that Valiant has a lot of new stuff coming down the pike, and perhaps to run the paving machine for both the street and the pike, they’ve promoted Warren Simons to Editor-in-Chief. His previous title was Executive Editor. Since the company’s relaunch in 2011, Wimons has been in charge of book including X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong, Unity, Rai, and more. In his new role as Editor-in-Chief, Simons will continue to preside over all day-to-day operations of Valiant’s editorial department, and manage Valiant’s growing editorial team, which was just boosted by the addition of former DC assistant editor Kyle Andrukiewicz. CBR has the promotion interview that has a nice snapshot of Valiant’s progress so far:
by Brandon Schatz Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright return to Quantum and Woody this October, as the long announced Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody will finally see release. Announced at last year’s New York Comic Con, Valiant sent out additional details at this weekend’s Special Edition: NYC event, featuring a release date for […]
Leave it to Valiant to come up up with the most innovative comics book marketing tie-ins. This time they’ve come up with a special drink to celebrate their main man, X-0 Manorwar—the X-O Manowar Green Tea Blast, which will be available at Oren’s Daily Roast outlets around New York. When you buy the drink […]
Quantum & Woody and Archer & Armstrong! Its a Valiant COmics team-up and its coming this August, with The Delinquents, a four issue mini series by James Asmus (Quantum and Woody) and Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) and artist Kano (Quantum and Woody, Immortal Iron Fist). Of couse there will be variant covers, one by Paolo Rivera and a #ValiantCraft shelf cover by Valiant 8-Bit artist Donovan Santiago.
Valiant have absolutely blitzed it today, announcing a new initiative which will see a new series launch every month right through until September. Amongst the announcements are a Quantum & Woody/Archer & Armstrong crossover, and new books by Jen Van Meter, Matt Kindt, Doug Braithwaite, Joe Harris, Roberto De La Torre and Clayton Crain.
Valiant’s relaunch has been an incredible success, but what’s been most interesting is that the company have been able to balance commercial success with creative success. If you look at reviews for any of their titles, you’ll find that the reaction to every single one has been positive. And that goes for their newest launch, […]
Valiant is wasting no time getting into the gala anniversary business, announcing a 25th issue special for X-0 Manowar, with interiors by regular writer Robert Venditti, and guests eter Milligan, Justin Jordan Rafer ROberts and more, covers by JELENA-KEVIC DJURDJEVIC (Thor) and BRYAN HITCH (Age of Ultron), and art by Hitch, JG Jones, Sean Chen, […]
Valiant have been trying a lot of new tricks this last year, with crossovers now a tried and true part of their comics universe. And now it’s been announced that 2014 will see another crossover kick off, as Bloodshot and The H.A.R.D. Corps will enter the world of Archer and Armstrong for a four-issue storyline.