Warren Simons Promoted To Editor-In-Chief At Valiant And The Industry Is Pleased

VALIANT_simons_headshotWarren Simons has been an executive editor at Valiant since the company's relaunch in 2011. In that time he helped co-architect the return of titles like X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger and many more. Their first issue printed, X-O Manowar #1 by Robert Venditti and Cary Nord sold over 50,000 copies. In 2012 Valiant received a Diamond Gem Award for Publisher Of The Year. Not a bad start for any comic company.

He has now been promoted to Editor-In-Chief. That adds him to a list of EiC's from previous incarnations of Valiant that include Jim Shooter, Bob Layton and Fabian Nicieza. Interesting list to be part of.

Prior to his time at Valiant, Simons spent seven years at Marvel Comics where he worked on Invincible Iron Man, Immortal Iron Fist, Thor and Daredevil. In that time his series received multiple Eisner and Harvey Award nominations.

Word is that he will not only be overseeing the editorial department but he will continue editing Rai, Unity, Harbinger, X-O Manowar and Armor Hunters.

But the real way to see just what kind of editor Warren Simons is, take a look at the creators who took to twitter today to congratulate him on his promotion:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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