All Things VALIANT Comics and Entertainment
We told you that the VALIANT Comics first look was coming and now IGN has revealed our first look at the new VALIANT, in the form of what I guess is an X-O Manowar cover or key art for a Free Comic Book day offering that serves as a taster mini-anthology for VALIANT’s upcoming relaunch. First impression?
Over at the official facebook, team-VALIANT has announced that they are now taking applications for interns. This is not anything to sneeze at because I have offered my own services but am unable to work due to my status as a non-student (these are the problems Sith masters have). Want to know how to qualify, potential eggbreaker?
Whack people stay away! For the talented cats, YOU might be the next creator on such awesome as Ninjak or Rai. If anyone see’s anything going down - clandestine meetings, a drink shared - let the world know!
Most people know that I’m a VALIANT fan. Specifically, to put it all out there rather plain, I think VALIANT’s run through the Unity crossover are the best comics I’ve ever read. It was the last time that comics tried to drag me into a world and not just a single concept that has nothing to do with anything else. A lot of people feel that very quality is the epitome of comics awesome, but while I can appreciate both and elevate example of both to the high shelf, I’m really a Risk guy, a pre-MMO Warlord with a map and lego fetish at heart. Like Golden Eye on Nintendo 64, Mario Kart, and Ménage à trois, the more the merrier. Which brings us to Rai #0. It’s up there as one of my favorite single issues ever, one that was born of and had one foot on the precipice of greatness, but instead became a symbol of what was lost.
Adding on to and updating the status of our VALIANT Boss Hints at Holiday News For Faithful word from earlier in the week, yesterday Dinesh Shamdasani started a threat at the VALIANTfan.com boards with this heading:
Thanks for being patient. VALIANT 2012 is almost here
I really dig the Eternal Warrior. I think he’s got the potential to be an amazing break out star. I’ve gotten a costume redesign in from one of the best artists in the industry, and I can’t wait to share it with you.
I edited Thor and Ares over at Marvel, and while those two characters are gods, I think EW’s got a similar vibe in a lot of ways. There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes with him, and we’ve got big plans for EW. Thanks.
- Warren Simons 11/15/11
This is an answer given by Simons, the executive editor of VALIANT Comics, as part of a post in a pseudo-interview thread at VALIANTfan.com.
Back with more first appearance talk. Love it because it’s probably the best middle ground topic for the collector/reader duality that battles for supremacy within the comic enthusiast in me. As a childhood MARVEL fan, even the first appearance of minor characters like an Exodus or Omega Red still reside in a special place for me because we just don’t get that off the rack, in the line of fire, first impression any more. I even remember the cover for when Reignfire… yes Reignfire debuted in X-Force. Today we merely see played out what we too often already know and never has the unknown element of a story felt so ancillary, forsaken for a form of first retelling and aimed for all too transparent orchestrated reactions by awkward 30-somethings.
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