Review-aggregator site ComicbookRoundUp counted up all the quantified comic book reviews posted online for the year. The best reviewed book of the year is Southern Bastards, the second is Saga, with Image, Marvel and DC carving up the rest of the top fourteen between them. And it was Valiant's X-O Manowar at number 15 that broke out of the Premier Publisher grip.
But if you tot up all the reviews for all publishers and average them out, a strange thing happens… Valiant rises to the top with an average 8.2% score. It's all quite clustered with Dark Horse on 8.1. Image on 8.0 and Boom! on 7.9 and both IDW and Marvel on 7.7. The overall conclusion is that people who review comic books like comic books. But those who review Valiant comics like them even more than people who review Image. But 0.1 points…
I'm not sure what it shows – aside from that if you like comics and don't read Valiant, you might want to at least give them a try. Quantum & Woody for preference…