VALIANT Unveils X-O Manowar, 2012 FCBD

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?

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8 December 2011 ·

A bit dated, but one of my favorite VALIANT related banners ever. Pretty sure this is by Stu Berryhill. 

A bit dated, but one of my favorite VALIANT related banners ever. Pretty sure this is by Stu Berryhill. 

6 December 2011 ·

YOU can be a VALIANT Slave!

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?

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(Source: facebook.com)

5 December 2011 ·

VALIANT Brass at Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

Over at their facebook the VALIANT comics brass mentioned they would be perusing today’s Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, partly to “scope out the floor for new upcoming talent!”.

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!

4 December 2011 ·

Lost RAI Scripture from the VALIANT Bible (Old Testament)

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.

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3 December 2011 ·

VALIANT RAI TPB review From the Vaults

This is a rough review I did of the original RAI trade from VALIANT Comics. Time to get primed due to the impending awesome we told you about earlier, so I thought it would be a good time to mention it again.

3 December 2011 ·

VALIANT First Look in One Week!

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

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(Source: valiantfan.com)

3 December 2011 ·

Won on One – Magnus: Robot Fighter

A little Magnus: Robot Fighter love! This a post I threw up at Boomtron. I wanted to do a lot more like this (it’s similar to my Ninjak post), and have a lot of ideas and half done pieces in drafts, but I could never find a place I felt right for them, minus me making a full site for them, and that’s more of a group blog project in my mind.

2 December 2011 ·

VALIANT’s Eternal Warrior Design - Can we Hope for Travel Foreman?

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.

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(Source: valiantfan.com)

2 December 2011 ·

Enter NINJAK! - VALIANT Intros

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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1 December 2011 ·

Mission

Tumbling VALIANT Comics and Entertainment.