Valiant brings entire library to iVerse

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Tweet 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. […]

SDCC ’14: Dysart, Kindt, Simons, and Venditti on Valiant’s Current Direction

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TweetBy 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 […]

Warren Simons Named Valiant Editor-in-Chief

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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:

Valiant, Orens and Midtown Comics team for special green tea drink

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Tweet  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 […]

First Look at The Delinquents #1 and their ***-map

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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.

And finally, Happy Valentine’s Day from Valiant

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Tweet Because nothing says love like Armstrong. Hope you’re having day with your loved one, and if you don’t have a Valentine…remember, love yourself and others will follow. Card design by Kalman Andrasofszky

Valiant Announce Six New Books: Rai, Armor Hunters, Dr Mirage, The Delinquents and More

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TweetValiant 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.

Great moments in comics marketing 2013

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The other day I was prepping for a talk on marketing at an NYU publishing class, and reached out to the Twitosphere to ask what were “the notable comics marketing success stories over the last year” and the Twitosphere responded with a bunch of smart and savvy suggestions:

Valiant Announce New Crossover: Mission Improbable

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TweetValiant 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.

Valiant Tease Rai Series for 2014

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TweetValiant continued their history of sneaking announcements into their actual comics, today, for readers to find before anybody else does – with a teaser in the back of Unity #1 suggesting that the company may soon be publishing a Rai series.

Valiant Launch Digital-First Comic ’8-Bit Adventure’

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TweetValiant have moved into guided-view digital-first comics this week, with the launch of Valiant 8-Bit Adventure. A series continuing on from the previous 8-bit covers/tie-in video game the company ran earlier this year, the first issue ties in to their new series Unity.

Valiant Announce 2014 Zero Issues Including Goat #0

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TweetValiant have announced that 2014 will see a number of zero issues published, each detailing the origin of certain characters within their shared universe. And although most are just what you’d expect – Archer #0, H.A.R.D. Corps #0 – one of them will be Goat #0 by James Asmus and Tom Fowler. Oh dear.

NYCC ’13: Comixology offers signings and giveaways

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Tweet  Free stuff and signings with Doug Braithwaite, Larry Hama and more! Take comics further this New York Comic Con 2013 at the comiXology booth (#1928) with a host of exclusive giveaways, signings, offers and panels happening all convention long.  ComiXology has produced in conjunction with Image Comics, IDW Publishing and Valiant a series […]

Valiant Tease The Original Quantum and Woody Team

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TweetIt looks like the week prior to ‘NYCC’ has become the new ‘NYCC’, as Valiant have just sent out a teaser image suggesting that they’re going to be doing something with the original Quantum & Woody team. Are they referring to the characters, or to the creative team of Christopher Priest and Mark Bright, with […]

NYCC ’13: Road War – Boom Vs Valiant Vs Image Vs Dark Horse

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TweetValiant’s editors were talking about something strange on Twitter yesterday. Boom’s editors were doing the same today. They kept going on about cars and something called #NYCCKOTR, which nobody would explain when I asked about it. Well! Today this weird list of letters has been revealed to be New York Comic Con: King of the […]

Ming Doyle Joins Quantum & Woody in December

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TweetFollowing Tom Fowler’s four-issue opening arc, Valiant have announced that Ming Doyle will be joining Quantum and Woody for the second arc of the series. Sadly not as a character herself – although hey, James Asmus, there’s a cracking idea for you – but as penciller.