The Valiant Entertainment website will never be the same again following a reboot that launched today! According to a press release just sent out by Valiant, the publisher is revamping its website as a way to help readers become invested in the world of Valiant comics.
Now on ValiantEntertainment.com, readers will be treated to such luxurious modern amenities as responsive web design, newsletter signup, and daily news updates. And though the company hasn't yet been as forward-thinking as Bleeding Cool's intrusive auto-play video ads, they are offering some other cool things as well, including some tools to help new readers figure out how to purchase and read Valiant comics:
Detailed release and event calendars
Throughout 2017 and beyond, Valiant is traveling the world to bring the most renowned universe of heroes in comics to a town near you! Now, keep up with all of Valiant's upcoming releases and convention appearances…and, if that's not enough, follow them backward as well with a complete record of all of Valiant's modern release and tour dates!
Complete comics catalog
Navigate each and every title behind Valiant's record-shattering resurgence with a complete breakdown of every comic book, trade paperback, deluxe edition hardcover, and omnibus from 2012 onward! Each entry features a distinct synopsis, complete cover gallery, interior page preview, and a link to find your local comic shop!
Official reading orders
Not sure where to jump into the adventures of your favorite heroes? For the first time online, fans can now browse a selection of official Valiant reading orders and suggested starting points for each of its biggest series!
Merchandise and more
Browse Valiant's massive selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and accessories – alongside mugs, buttons, games, wall art, and much more – at Valiant's all-in-one destination for Valiant merchandise online!
But perhaps most industry-changingly of all, Valiant is going to offer first issues of 12 of its titles as jumping-on points, taking a cue from Bill Jemas's defunct Double Take publishing venture. Interesting, since Jemas was rumored to be jockeying for an executive role at Valiant from Valiant's Chinese investors, DMG. Is this the first sign of Jemas's influence, or simply parallel creativity?
Whatever the case, here are the comics you can read for free as part of the website reboot:
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (2012) #1
Written by Fred Van Lente; Art by Clayton Henry
Continued in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL. 1: THE MICHELANGELO CODE TPB
BLOODSHOT (2012) #1
Written by Duane Swierczynski; Art by Manuel Garcia & Arturo Lozzi
Continued in BLOODSHOT VOL. 1: SETTING THE WORLD ON FIRE TPB
BLOODSHOT REBORN #1
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Mico Suayan
Continued in BLOODSHOT REBORN VOL. 1: COLORADO TPB
THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1
Written by Jen Van Meter; Art by Roberto de la Torre
Continued in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE TPB
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine
Continued in DIVINITY TPB
FAITH (LIMITED SERIES) #1
Written by Jody Houser; Art by Francis Portela
Continued in FAITH VOL. 1: HOLLYWOOD & VINE TPB
HARBINGER (2012) #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; Art by Khari Evans
Continued in HARBINGER VOL. 1: OMEGA RISING TPB
HARBINGER RENEGADE #1
Written by Rafer Roberts; Art by Darick Robertson, Juan Jose Ryp, and Raul Allen
Continued in HARBINGER RENEGADE VOL. 1: THE JUDGMENT OF SOLOMON TPB
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Clay Mann and Butch Guice
Continued in NINJAK VOL. 1: WEAPONEER TPB
QUANTUM AND WOODY (2013) #1
Written by James Asmus; Art by Tom Fowler
Continued in QUANTUM AND WOODY VOL. 1: THE WORLD'S WORST SUPERHERO TEAM TPB
THE VALIANT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt; Art by Paolo Rivera
Continued in THE VALIANT TPB
X-O MANOWAR (2012) #1
Written by Robert Venditti; Art by Cary Nord
Continued in X-O MANOWAR VOL. 1: BY THE SWORD TPB