BC Mag #5: The Summer Of Valiant Returns

Valiant logo main masterBleeding Cool Magazine article by Rich Handley

In 1989, Marvel Comics' Bob Layton and Jim Shooter unveiled a new comic book line, Valiant Comics, under parent company Voyager Communications. The company achieved fast success and, in 1994, was purchased by Acclaim Entertainment—but when Acclaim closed shop a decade later, the Valiant Universe was put on hold, until the firm reformed as Valiant Entertainment in 2005.

Last summer, Valiant relaunched its comic line with a marketing initiative dubbed the "Summer of Valiant." That lineup began with X-O Manowar #1, by Robert Venditti and Cary Nord, and was followed by Harbinger #1, by Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans; Bloodshot #1, by Duane Swierczynski, Manuel Garcia and Arturo Lozzi; and Archer & Armstrong #1, by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry. The publisher reported strong sales numbers for each title, and soon launched a fifth new series, Shadowman, by Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher.

To celebrate the first anniversary of that rebirth, the company recently unveiled its "Summer of Valiant" lineup for 2013.

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Mark SeifertAbout Mark Seifert

Co-founder and Creative director of Bleeding Cool parent company Avatar Press. Bleeding Cool Managing Editor, tech and data wrangler. Machine Learning hobbyist. Vintage paper addict.
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