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Valiant Comics
Comics
is an American publisher of comic books and related media. The company was founded in 1989 by former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Jim Shooter
Jim Shooter
and lawyer and businessman Steven Massarsky. In 1994, the company was sold to Acclaim Entertainment. After Acclaim declared bankruptcy in 2004,[2] the company was restarted as part of Valiant Entertainment by entrepreneurs Dinesh Shamdasani and Jason Kothari in 2005.[3] Valiant was acquired by DMG Entertainment in 2018.[4] Valiant Entertainment launched its publishing division in 2012 as part of an initiative dubbed the "Summer of Valiant",[5][6] winning Publisher of the Year and being nominated for Book of the Year at the Diamond Gem Awards.[7] Valiant has set sales records,[8] and was the most nominated publisher in comics at the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Harvey Awards,[9][10][11] releasing the biggest-selling independent crossover event of the decade with "Book of Death" in 2015.[12] In 2015, Valiant announced that they had partnered with Sony Pictures to produce five films based on the Bloodshot and Harbinger comic books.[13]

Contents

1 Publication history

1.1 Voyager Communications 1.2 Acclaim Comics 1.3 Valiant Entertainment 1.4 DMG Entertainment

2 Awards and recognition 3 Titles

3.1 Valiant Universe 3.2 Acclaim Comics 3.3 Valiant Entertainment

4 Characters 5 Trading cards 6 In other media 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Publication history[edit] Voyager Communications[edit]

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In 1988, former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics
Comics
Jim Shooter, Steven J. Massarsky and a group of investors attempted to purchase Marvel Entertainment.[citation needed] They submitted the second-highest bid, with financier Ronald Perelman
Ronald Perelman
submitting the highest bid and acquiring Marvel.[citation needed] Shooter and Massarsky instead formed Voyager Communications in 1989 with significant venture capital financing from Triumph Capital.[citation needed] Valiant (an imprint of Voyager Communications) recruited numerous writers and artists from Marvel, including Barry Windsor-Smith and Bob Layton, and launched an interconnected line of superhero comics featuring a mixture of characters licensed from Western Publishing
Western Publishing
and original creations.[14] In 1992, Valiant released its first set of original titles – Harbinger, X-O Manowar, Rai, and Shadowman – followed by a crossover event called "Unity", during which Eternal Warrior
Eternal Warrior
and Archer & Armstrong were launched. Harbinger #1 was listed on the top ten list of Wizard Magazine
Wizard Magazine
for a record eight consecutive months and was eventually named "Collectible of the Decade" while Rai #0 appeared on Wizard's top ten list for a new record nine consecutive months.[citation needed] In 1992, Valiant won the Best Publisher under 5% Market Share from comic distributor Diamond.[citation needed] The next year, Valiant won Best Publisher over 5% Market Share, becoming the only publisher outside of Marvel and DC to do so.[citation needed] In 1992, Valiant's Editor-In-Chief Jim Shooter
Jim Shooter
was given the Lifetime Achievement Award for co-creating the Valiant Universe in a ceremony that also honored Stan Lee
Stan Lee
for co-creating the Marvel Universe.[15] However, Shooter left Valiant by the end of 1992. According to Massarsky, "Jim had a different idea as to the direction of the company, and he was asked to leave."[14] Valiant also engaged in several comic book-marketing innovations common in the 1990s, such as issue zero "origin" issues, the gold logo program, coupons redeemable for original comic books, and chromium covers.[16] Following the conclusion of the "Unity" crossover in September 1992, Valiant released Bloodshot, Ninjak, H.A.R.D. Corps, The Second Life of Dr. Mirage, and Timewalker, among other titles.[citation needed] Acclaim Comics[edit] In 1994, Voyager Communications was purchased by video game developer and publisher Acclaim Entertainment.[17] Acclaim created a number of video games based on Valiant properties, such as Shadow Man, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M., and Iron Man
Iron Man
and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal, which featured Valiant's X-O Manowar
X-O Manowar
alongside Marvel's Iron Man.[18] In 2004, after losing a major sports video game license, Acclaim became financially insolvent and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.[2] In 2005, the rights to Valiant/Acclaim's original characters such as Archer and Armstrong, Rai, and Quantum and Woody
Quantum and Woody
were auctioned off and bought by Valiant Entertainment,[3] while the rights to the three licensed characters (Solar, Magnus and Turok) reverted to Classic Media (then-owner of the Gold Key Comics
Comics
properties), which was acquired by DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation
SKG in July 2012.[19] Valiant Entertainment[edit]

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From left to right: Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, Sales Manager Atom! Freeman, Marketing and Communications Manager Hunter Gorinson and Publisher Fred Pierce at Midtown Comics
Comics
in Manhattan

In 2005, a group of entrepreneurs led by Dinesh Shamdasani and Jason Kothari raised financing and acquired the rights to the Valiant Comics library from Acclaim Entertainment's estate, forming Valiant Entertainment.[3] In 2007, Valiant hired former Valiant Editor-In-Chief Jim Shooter
Jim Shooter
to write new short stories that would accompany hardcover reprints of classic Valiant Universe stories.[20] Two of the three collections were named among "The Ten Best Collected Editions" of their respective years of publications.[citation needed] In August 2011, after hiring several executives from Marvel Comics
Comics
and Wizard Entertainment, including Valiant publisher Fred Pierce and Valiant editor-in-chief Warren Simons, former Marvel Comics
Comics
CEO and vice chairman Peter Cuneo was brought on board as Valiant's chairman and an investor in Valiant Entertainment, with Gavin Cuneo serving as CFO and COO.[21] In May 2012, Valiant Entertainment began publishing new monthly comic books based on the Valiant Comics
Comics
universe of characters.[22] In an event dubbed "The Summer of Valiant" in March 2012, Valiant Entertainment launched the Valiant Comics
Comics
universe with four ongoing titles, X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot and Archer & Armstrong, one launching each month for four months.[23] X-O Manowar
X-O Manowar
premiered May 2, 2012, with the creative team of writer Robert Venditti
Robert Venditti
and artist Cary Nord.[24] The first issue of X-O Manowar
X-O Manowar
received over 42,000 preorders, making Valiant the largest new publisher launch in over a decade,[6] and eventually sold through 4 full-priced printings[25] and 3 additional reduced-priced printings.[citation needed] The release of X-O Manowar
X-O Manowar
was followed by Harbinger, launched in June 2012 by writer Joshua Dysart
Joshua Dysart
and artist Khari Evans; Bloodshot, launched in July 2012 by writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Manuel Garcia; and Archer & Armstrong, launched in August 2012 by writer Fred Van Lente
Fred Van Lente
and artist Clayton Henry.[26] To coincide with the launch of publishing in 2012, Valiant introduced the Pullbox Program, which encourages readers to start a pullbox subscription for the title being launched with their comics store in order to obtain an exclusive alternate cover version of the comic,[27] and the QR Voice Variant, where the reader's smartphone, after scanning a QR code on the cover of the comic, plays a video of the figures mouth, giving the impression that the figure has come to life and is talking to the reader.[28] Valiant Entertainment extended "The Summer of Valiant" 2012 event and added a fifth ongoing title with Shadowman in November 2012 by writer Justin Jordan
Justin Jordan
and artist Patrick Zircher.[29] The comic debuted as the number 1, non-Marvel and/or DC comic of the month.[30][31] At the end of 2012, Valiant won a number of Publisher of the Year awards, winning Publisher of the Year under 5% Market Share and was nominated for Book of the Year for X-O Manowar
X-O Manowar
#1 at the Diamond Gem Awards.[7] In January 2013, Valiant announced that Chief Creative Officer and co-founder Dinesh Shamdasani had been promoted to CEO & Chief Creative Officer.[32] In May 2013, Shamdasani announced "The Summer of Valiant" 2013, during which the company would launch two new ongoing titles, Quantum & Woody and Eternal Warrior, change the story direction and Bloodshot, and reveal Bloodshot's origin in a special zero issue.[33] Quantum & Woody, written by James Asmus and drawn by Tom Fowler, launched in July 2013,[34] and became the most-nominated title at the 2014 Harvey Awards.[35] Several of Valiant's launch titles reached their planned conclusions in 2014,[citation needed] with Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Archer & Armstrong all concluding. Valiant celebrated the milestones by giving each title an oversized anniversary issue 25,[citation needed] and hinting at new directions for the characters.[citation needed] Ongoing series such as X-O Manowar, Unity and Rai continued, and were coupled with limited series such as Harbinger: Omegas, Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel, The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage and The Delinquents.[citation needed] In December 2013, Valiant announced the 2014 Armor Hunters crossover event, consisting of a Armor Hunter four-issue mini-series and issues of XO-Manowar and Unity.[36] In 2014, Valiant announced several new partnerships with digital distributors, including Visionbooks, to distribute a form of animated Valiant comic books for digital devices.[37] Following the conclusion of Armor Hunters, Valiant announced its "Valiant Next" initiative. Launching in December 2014 with the miniseries The Valiant, it continued through 2015 with the ongoing titles Ninjak, Imperium, Ivar, Timewalker and Bloodshot Reborn and the miniseries Divinity.[38] For the Summer of 2015, Valiant announced the event miniseries Book of Death, accompanied by one-shots Book of Death: The Fall of Bloodshot, Book of Death: The Fall of Ninjak, Book of Death: The Fall of Harbinger and Book of Death: The Fall of X-O Manowar and the miniseries Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer.[39] Book of Death was one of the best-reviewed comics of the year and the biggest selling independent crossover event of the decade.[12] Spinning out from Book of Death, the ongoing series Wrath of the Eternal Warrior
Eternal Warrior
launched in November 2015.[40] Valiant's CEO Dinesh Shamdasani announced at Valiant Summit 2016 that Valiant would spend 2016 focusing on expanding its universe of characters beyond its core titles, launching brand new characters in the Britannia and Savage miniseries; expanding Divinity in two sequels — Divinity II and Divinity III: Stalinverse; and elevating supporting characters from the Harbinger title in two new miniseries — Generation Zero and Faith.[41] Faith headlined a titular four issue miniseries which launched in January 2016 and garnered significant media interest.[42] The Faith miniseries became one of only a handful of series in the past decade to reach a fifth printing.[43] In 2016, Valiant was nominated for 50 Harvey Awards, the most nominations for any publisher that year, including 8 for Bloodshot Reborn.[10] DMG Entertainment[edit] On January 29, 2018, it was announced that DMG Entertainment
DMG Entertainment
had acquired full ownership of Valiant Entertainment after already owning 57% of the company. As part of the acquisition, it was announced that Valiant's CEO Dinesh Shamdasani would be leaving the company along with chairman Peter Cuneo and CFO Gavin Cueno, with Dinesh and Gavin continuing to serve as consultants, while Valiant's publishing team, overseen by publisher Fred Pierce and editor-in-chief Warren Simons, would remain.[4][44] On February 23, 2018, Valiant announced The Life and Death of Toyo Harada, a six-issue miniseries written by Joshua Dysart and drawn by CAFU that would be released sometime in 2019.[45] On March 8, 2018, it was announced that actor Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel
had signed on to portray Bloodshot in the film of the same name.[46] On March 6, 2018, it was announced that Valiant's Vice President of Marketing & Communications Hunter Gorinson had left the company.[47] On March 8, 2018, Valiant announced it had hired Karl Bollers as an editor.[48] On March 22, 2018, Valiant announced it had hired Mel Caylo as Director of Marketing.[49] Awards and recognition[edit]

Valiant was named "Comic Book Publisher of the Year – Under 4%" by Diamond Comics
Comics
Distributors in the Diamond GEM Awards in 2013.[7] Valiant was named "Best Publisher" by Ambush Bug, Matt Adler and The Dean of Ain't It Cool News
Ain't It Cool News
in Day One of the 9th Annual "AICN Comics @$$IE Awards" in 2013.[50] Valiant was named "Best Publisher 2012" by Sheldon Lee of Comic Impact in the "Best of 2012" awards in 2013.[51] Valiant was named "Best Publisher" of 2012 by Joel Rickenbach of Mania in "The Best Books of 2012" article in 2013.[52] Valiant was named "Most Effective Relaunch (This Decade)" by the staff of ComicsAlliance in the "Best Comics
Comics
of 2012" column in 2013.[53] Valiant was voted number 1 in the "Which Comic Publisher's Output in 2013 Were You Most Thankful For?" poll on Comic Book Resources
Comic Book Resources
in 2014.[54] Valiant was named "Item to Watch for 2014" by Rob McMonigal of Newsarama
Newsarama
in "The Best of Best Shots 2013" column in 2013.[55] Valiant was named "Best Publisher" by Optimous Douche and Ambush Bug of Ain’t It Cool News in Day One of the 10th Annual "AICN COMICS 10th Annual @$$IE Awards" in 2014.[56]

The Valiant Universe, drawn by Bernard Chang, inked by Bob Layton, Tom Ryder and various

Titles[edit]

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Valiant Universe[edit]

Archer & Armstrong Armorines Bloodshot Chaos Effect Destroyer Eternal Warrior Geomancer H.A.R.D. Corps Harbinger Harbinger Files Magnus, Robot Fighter Ninjak The Outcast Psi Lords PunX Rai

Rai and the Future Force

The Second Life of Dr. Mirage Secret Weapons Secrets of the Valiant Universe Shadowman Solar, Man of the Atom Timewalker Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Unity Valiant Voice The Visitor X-O Manowar

Acclaim Comics[edit]

Acclaim Adventure Zone Acclaim Reader Armed & Dangerous Armed & Dangerous: Hell's Slaughterhouse Armed and Dangerous Special Armorines The Bad Eggs The Bad Eggs: That Dirty Yellow Mustard Bloodshot Concrete Jungle Darque Passages Doctor Tomorrow Eternal Warriors: Archer & Armstrong Eternal Warriors: Blackworks Eternal Warriors: Digital Alchemy Eternal Warriors: Mog Eternal Warriors: The Immortal Enemy Eternal Warriors: Time & Treachery The Grackle Gravedigger Harbinger: Acts of God Killer Instinct Magnus, Robot Fighter Master Darque Ninjak N.I.O. Operation: Stormbreaker Quantum and Woody Quantum and Woody
Quantum and Woody
Special: GOAT – H.A.E.D.U.S. Shadowman vol 2 Shadowman vol 3 Shadowman Presents: Deadside Solar, Man of the Atom: Hell on Earth Solar, Man of the Atom: Revelations Trinity Angels Troublemakers Turok Turok/Timewalker: Seventh Sabbath Turok
Turok
3: Shadow of Oblivion Turok: Adon's Curse Turok: Child of Blood Turok: Evolution Turok: Redpath Turok: Seeds of Evil Turok: Spring Break in The Lost Land Turok: Tales of the Lost Land Turok: The Empty Souls Turok/Shadowman Unity 2000 Valiant Heroes Special
Special
Edition X-O Manowar

Valiant Entertainment[edit]

4001 A.D. #1–4 (event miniseries)

4001 A.D.: X-O Manowar
X-O Manowar
#1 (one-shot) 4001 A.D.: Bloodshot #1 (one-shot) 4001 A.D.: Shadowman #1 (one-shot) 4001 A.D.: War Mother #1 (one-shot)

Archer & Armstrong #1–25

Archer & Armstrong: Archer #0 (one-shot) Archer & Armstrong: The One Percent #1 (one-shot) A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #1–12 Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight #1 (one-shot) Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits #1 (one-shot)*

Armor Hunters #1–4 (event miniseries)

Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1–3 (miniseries) Armor Hunters: Harbinger #1–3 (miniseries) Armor Hunters: Aftermath #1 (one-shot)

Bloodshot #1–13, #24–25, #0/Bloodshot & H.A.R.D. Corps #14–23, #0

Who Will Lead the H.A.R.D. Corps? (digital one-shot) Bloodshot Reborn #1–18, #0, Annual 2016

Bloodshot Reborn: The Analog Man Director's Cut #1 Bloodshot Reborn: Bloodshot Island Director's Cut #1

Bloodshot U.S.A. #1–4 (miniseries) Bloodshot's Day Off #1 (one-shot) Bloodshot Salvation #1-Ongoing∞ ^

Bloodshot Salvation #1 Rampage Redux (pre-order bonus)

Book of Death #1–4 (event miniseries)

Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer #1–4 (retailer incentive miniseries) Book of Death: The Fall of Bloodshot #1 (one-shot) Book of Death: The Fall of Ninjak
Ninjak
#1 (one-shot) Book of Death: The Fall of Harbinger #1 (one-shot) Book of Death: The Fall of X-O Manowar
X-O Manowar
#1 (one-shot)

Britannia #1–4 (miniseries)

Britannia: We Who Are About To Die #1–4 (miniseries)

Dead Drop #1–4 (miniseries) The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage #1–5, #1 Plus Edition (miniseries)

The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage: Second Lives #1–4 (miniseries)

The Delinquents #1–4 (miniseries) Divinity #1–4 (miniseries)

Divinity II #1–4 (miniseries) Divinity III: Stalinverse #1–4 (miniseries)

Divinity III: Aric, Son of the Revolution #1 (one-shot) Divinity III: Escape From Gulag 396 #1 (one-shot) Divinity III: Komandar Bloodshot #1 (one-shot) Divinity III: Shadowman & The Battle of New Stalingrad #1 (one-shot)

Divinity #0 (one-shot) Eternity #1–4 (miniseries)∞ ^

Eternal Warrior
Eternal Warrior
#1–8

Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel #1–3 (miniseries) Wrath of the Eternal Warrior
Eternal Warrior
#1–14 Eternal Warrior
Eternal Warrior
Awakening #1(one-shot)

Faith #1–4 (miniseries)

Faith #1–12 (ongoing) Faith: Warped Tour/Keep A Breast Special
Special
Edition #1 (PSA one-shot) Faith and the Future Force #1–4 (miniseries) Faith's Winter Wonderland Special
Special
#1 (one-shot)

Free Comic Book Day

2012 Special
Special
#1+ Valiant Masters: 2013 Showcase Edition #1 Valiant Comics
Comics
FCBD 2013 Special
Special
#1 Valiant FCBD 2014 Armor Hunters Special FCBD 2014 Valiant Universe Handbook #1 FCBD 2015: Valiant 25th Anniversary Special+ Valiant: 4001 A.D. FCBD Special+ Valiant: X-O Manowar
X-O Manowar
2017 FCBD Special
Special
#1+ Valiant FCBD 2018 Shadowman Special*

Generation Zero #1–9 Harbinger #1–25, #0

Harbinger: Bleeding Monk #0 (one-shot) Harbinger: Omegas #1–3 (miniseries) Harbinger: Faith #1 (one-shot) Harbinger Renegade #1-Ongoing, #0 ∞

Harbinger Wars #1–4 (event miniseries)

Harbinger Wars 2 #1–4, #0 (#0 mail-in special)*

Imperium #1–16 Ivar, Timewalker #1–12 The Life and Death of Toyo Harada #1-6 (miniseries) Ninjak
Ninjak
#1–27, #0

Ninja-K #1-Ongoing∞ ^

Ninjak
Ninjak
Vs the Valiant Universe #1–4 (miniseries based on live action property)* Punk Mambo #0 (one-shot) Quantum and Woody
Quantum and Woody
#1–12

Quantum and Woody: The Goat #0 (one-shot) Valiant-Sized Quantum and Woody
Quantum and Woody
#1 (one-shot) Quantum and Woody
Quantum and Woody
Must Die! #1–4 (miniseries Quantum and Woody
Quantum and Woody
Weekly (digital one-shot) Quantum and Woody
Quantum and Woody
Go to the Harvey Awards (digital one-shot)) Quantum and Woody! (2017) #1-Ongoing^

Quantum and Woody
Quantum and Woody
#0.0001½ (digital one-shot)

Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody
Quantum and Woody
#1–5 (miniseries in Acclaim era) Rai #1–16, #1 Plus Edition, #5 Plus Edition

Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe #1 (one-shot)

Rapture #1–4 (miniseries) Savage #1–4 (miniseries) Secret Weapons #1–4 (miniseries)^

Secret Weapons #0 (one-shot) Secret Weapons: Owen’s Story #0 (one-shot)*

Shadowman #1–16, #0, #13X

Shadowman: End Times #1–3 (miniseries) Shadowman/Rae Sremmurd #1 (one-shot) Shadowman (2018) #1-Ongoing*

Unity #1–25, #0

Valiant 8-Bit Adventure: Unity! #1 (digital one-shot)

The Valiant #1–4 (miniseries)

Tales of the Valiant (digital one-shots)

Valiant High #1–4 (digital miniseries) Valiant Universe Handbook 2015, 2016 X-O Manowar
X-O Manowar
#1–50, #0, Annual 2016

X-O Manowar: Valiant 25th Anniversary Special
Special
#1 (one-shot) X-O Manowar: Commander Trill #0 (one-shot) X-O Manowar
X-O Manowar
(2017) #1-Ongoing∞ ^

War Mother #1–4 (miniseries)

∞ Current * Future ^ Pre-Order Bundle +Exclusive Content Characters[edit] Main article: List of Valiant Comics
Comics
characters Trading cards[edit]

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In the 1990s, a number of trading card sets and promotional cards highlighting the comics and characters of the Valiant Universe were produced. The trading card sets included:

Title Year Producer No. of Basic cards No. of Chase cards

Unity card set 1992 Comic Images 90 6

Valiant Era series 1 1993 Upper Deck 120 20

Deathmate 1993 Upper Deck 110 16

Valiant Era series 2 1994 Upper Deck 140 27

In other media[edit] In August 2014, Valiant partnered with Pendant Productions to produce audio dramas based on their comic books.[57] The first of these, Archer & Armstrong: The Michelangelo Code, was released in 2016.[58] In March 2015, Valiant signed a partnership agreement with DMG Entertainment which included a nine-figure investment for film and TV adaptations of the Valiant characters.[59] See also[edit]

Nintendo Comics
Comics
System

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