Valiant Comics Launches Virtual Creator Portfolio Reviews in July

Valiant Entertainment is announcing a Virtual Portfolio Review programme during what would have been convention season. Instead, Valiant will offer a digital one-on-one portfolio review for aspiring interior artists, cover artists, colourists, and letters. These virtual one-on-one sessions will take place with senior editors Heather Antos or Lysa Hawkins and will run for approximately ten minutes. Here's the when and […]

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Valiant Entertainment Make Redundancies

Last month, Bleeding Cool reported on IDW Publishing of San Diego making a number of employees redundant, permanently, some of which took to social media to elaborate on their position. We now understand that Valiant Entertainment of New York has had to make similar decisions. After making enquiries, Matthew Klein, Valiant Entertainment's VP of Sales […]

Valiant Announces Their Summer 2020 Schedules

Valiant Schedules Doctor Tomorrow, Rai, Bloodshot, Quantum & Woody

Valiant Entertainment was one of the first comic book publishers to stop creators working in the worldwide shutdown and lockdown. And not in the nice UK way where everyone still gets 80% of their pay, but the harsher US version where everyone gets a cheque and tries to claim unemployment benefit. Well, it looks like […]

Valiant Has The Most Limited August 2020 Solicitations

Valiant August 2020 Solicits Sees Final Witness Delayed Till 2021

Valiant Entertainment has an incredibly limited line-up of titles solicited for August 2020. No sign of the Shadowman launch or of Final Witness, instead there's the launch of Savage initially planned for June, a resolicitation of the Rai trade paperback and X-O Manowar #2 initially planned for April. And that's it. Despite the film, there […]


New Dates For Final Witness and Shadowman Launches From Valiant

The comic book industry is beginning to edge towards and attempt at returning to some vestige of normality. These are the planned titles that Valiant Entertainment has for May, June, July, August and September July 2020, unearthed by Bleeding Cool so far. We'll be trying to run as many other publishers' plans today, and during […]


Spider-Woman Most Ordered Comic in Diamond March 2020 Marketshare

We were wondering where the Diamond Comic Distributors March 2020 marketshare statistics might have got to. Well, it has been a peculiar month. Rather than the usual Friday/Monday release, we are getting the marketshare and top tens today followed by the full stats tomorrow. So here we go, Spider-Woman and all. As it stands comic […]


All the Digital Comics Released This Week From Traditional Publishers

All major comic book publishers have pulled digital comics versions of new titles out this week, as they are still unable to publish them in print. There are exceptions for Archie's general market titles, collections already sold into the book market, and original graphic novels such as DC's Alt-Hero out today. Smaller publishers are less […]

The logo for DC Comics' Black Label line of mature readers comic books.

DC Comics Puts Black Label and Generation Five Titles on Pause

Diamond Comic Distributors' note last week about not paying publishers caused a lot of concern in the comic book industry. It was the reason given to me more than any other, that some publishers asked their creators to cease working on certain comic books right now. Diamond already announced they had shuttered their doors, to […]

Radical Shift Of Gravity, one of a number of comics published this week.

All Comics Published This Week From Marvel, DC, Image and More

Diamond Comic Distributors closed its doors to new product two weeks ago. This led to the biggest print comics publishers restricting their digital output as well. This was an attempt to support physical comic book stores, unable to receive print comics from Diamond. The suggestion is that continued digital publication right would cannibalise future print […]

Image Comics make four staffers redundant.

Image Makes Four Staff Redundant as Editor Jumps From Valiant to Oni

Image Comics has made four of its staff members redundant. The publisher cited the effects of the current global situation, and the closure of comic shores, as well as Image Comics's own Portland offices. Newsarama identified two of the staff members. Graphic designer/production artist Carey Hall, you can check out her design work here. Then […]


Batman #92, Empyre #0 Lead Scheduled Releases This Week on ComiXology

Batman #92, Empyre #0: Avengers and Empyre #0: Fantastic Four lead the list of scheduled releases this week on Comixology. Bleeding Cool has taken a look at all the titles that the major comic book publishers still have scheduled on ComiXology for release this coming Wednesday, April 1st. While a number of publishers have pulled […]

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Comprehensive Rundown of Every Comic Book Publisher's Current Status

It's been a hectic month full of announcements from comic book publishers reacting to the rapidly-changing business conditions created by the coronavirus pandemic. We've been keeping you informed about current matters within the industry here at Bleeding Cool, as every comic book publisher in the business assesses how to navigate these unprecedented conditions. Here's a […]


The State of the Comics Industry Under Coronavirus – On Tuesday

I have been writing this article for almost twenty-four hours. Been talking to senior comic book industry figure after another. The problem is, the second I get a hold of what might actually be going on, the situation changes from under me. But everyone is agreeing that this current coronavirus pandemic, and the reaction to […]


Max Bemis and Nathan Stockman Get Ready Turok with Savage at Valiant in June

Valiant Entertainment has announced a new series launching in June from writer Max Bemis and artist Nathan Stockman, with colors by Brian Reber, and letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. Tooting their own horn in a press release, Valiant calls Savage "a thrilling new series that's packed with over-the-top action, animated artwork, and a massively entertaining and […]

Heather Antos and Lysa Hawkins Promoted to Senior Editors at Valiant

Heather Antos and Lysa Hawkins Promoted to Senior Editors at Valiant

Being promoted to a senior editorial role at a premier comic book publisher is the dream of any editor. Being promoted to a senior editorial role at Valiant Entertainment is pretty cool too. So congratulations to Heather Antos and Lysa Hawkins, who have both been promoted to Senior Editors at the Flying V, according to […]

How Much Would You Pay to Be Drawn Into a Bloodshot Comic?

How Much Would You Pay to Be Drawn Into a Bloodshot Comic?

Valiant Entertainment is offering the opportunity of a lifetime through Humble Bundle. For the next week, the Bloodshot 2020 Humble Bundle will allow readers to pick up $400-worth of DRM-free Bloodshot comic for a price of their choosing. But whoever chooses to pay the highest price will get a bonus prize: they'll be drawn into […]

Dynamite Third For Per-Capita Marketshare For January 2020, Ablaze Beats IDW

Dynamite Third For Per-Capita Marketshare For January 2020, Ablaze Beats IDW

Welcome to Bleeding Cool's Monthly 'Per Capita' List.  The usual comics industry marketshare shows how much share of the overall market a comics publisher has. But the Per Capita list takes that figure and divides it by the number of new titles they publish in that month. We've already looked at publisher marketshare in the […]

Cullen Bunn and Jon Davis-Hunt Relaunch Shadowman at Valiant in May

Cullen Bunn and Jon Davis-Hunt Relaunch Shadowman at Valiant in May

Valiant Entertaiment has announced the next creative team to relaunch a series in 2020: Writer Cullen Bunn, artist Jon Davis-Hunt, colorist Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Clayton Cowles will relaunch Shadowman this May, a press release revealed. Horror reaches new heights in SHADOWMAN #1 this May. New York Times bestselling writer CULLEN BUNN (Venom) and the […]

Will Valiant Sue DC Comics Over Generation Zero Trademark?

Will Valiant Sue DC Comics Over Generation Zero Trademark?

I am not a lawyer, I do not play one on the internet. But every now and then, you pick up a few things along the way. A mention of copyright here, of tortious interference there, and definitely about libel, slander and defamation. But mostly about trademarks. Yesterday, DC Comics announced that their DC Timeline […]