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SHADOWMAN #0 and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #0 – Coming This May from VALIANT!

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This May, jump into two of Valiant’s most popular ongoing series with all-new, standalone entry points in Shadowman #0 and Archer & Armstrong #0 – as told by an all-star cast of Valiant’s visionary talents!

First, writers Justin Jordan & Patrick Zircher team up with superstar artist Trevor Hairsine to chronicle the rise and fall of the 20th century’s greatest defender in Shadowman #0! Twenty-five years ago, Josiah Boniface was the Shadowman, and he had more problems than simply Master Darque – things from beyond are trying to eat the world, the police are trying to send him to jail and now he’s got to rescue Helena LeBreton from a murderous cult, whether she likes it or not.

Then, in Archer & Armstrong #0, the New York Times best-selling creative team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry reunite to tell a tale of the early days of the man known as Armstrong! How early? How’s ancient Ur sound?! For the first time, the 100 percent true story behind the Epic of Gilgamesh can be told… A tale of three warrior brothers, the Anni-Padda – better known to the Valiant Universe as Armstrong, the Eternal Warrior and Timewalker – on a quest to the mysterious Faraway. What they find is a lost land full of danger, excitement – and the greatest secret of the Valiant Universe!

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One month, two exciting new entry points into the Valiant Universe! As Harbinger Wars enters the second month of its epic conflagration this May, dive into Valiant’s two latest titles with Shadowman #0 and Archer & Armstrong #0 – each featuring a Pullbox Exclusive Variant for comic shop subscribers who pre-order with their local retailer and incentive wraparound gatefold variants!

And look for Valiant’s first zero issue of 2013 on February 6th in Harbinger #0 by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and red-hot artists Mico Suayan & Pere Perez!

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SHADOWMAN #0 – ON SALE THIS MAY!

Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER

Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by KHARI EVANS

Wraparound Gatefold Variant by LEWIS LAROSA

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #0 – ON SALE THIS MAY!

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by LEE GARBETT

Wraparound Gatefold Variant by TOM FOWLER

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


All Hell Breaks Loose in SHADOWMAN #4

SM_004_COVER_ZIRCHERValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Shadowman #4 from the acclaimed creative team of Justin Jordan (The Legend of Luther Strode) and Patrick Zircher (Captain America)! The final chapter of Shadowman’s first adventure in the Valiant Universe is almost upon us… Can he survive his first journey through the darkness that is the Deadside?

Master Darque’s grand plan for Jack Boniface, the new Shadowman, has finally reached critical mass. Ripped away from the earthly plane, Jack and Darque’s monstrous foot solider, Mr. Twist, now must battle to the death. Everything hangs in the balance… For Jack, for his mysterious new acolytes in the Abettors, and for the world as we know it… Because if Twist succeeds, then Master Darque will walk the Earth once more.

The series that IGN calls “one of the best superhero books on the stands” becomes the last line of defense between our world and the next on February 6th, only in Shadowman #4!

To keep up with the latest news on Harbinger, X-O Manowar, Shadowman and more, visit Valiant on Twitter, on Facebook and at ValiantUniverse.com.

SHADOWMAN #4 – ON SALE FEBRUARY 6th!
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (DEC121268)
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (DEC121269)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


The Omega Age Begins in HARBINGER #0

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #0 by New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier) and red-hot artists Mico Suayan (Batman: The Dark Knight, The Punisher) and Pere Pérez (Aquaman)! On February 6th, go back to the beginning to witness the ascent of the most powerful man in the Valiant Universe with an all-new entry point into the acclaimed series Ain’t It Cool News calls “simply astonishing”!

Long ago, in the aftermath of history’s first atomic holocaust, Toyo Harada discovered a vision for the perfect future – one that he has vowed to realize with or without the consent of the human race. With a private army of hyper-telekinetics at his side, this omega-powered harbinger of humanity’s potential has spent decades reshaping the world to conform to his will. Now here, for the very first time, witness the origin and rise to power of this malevolent mind that would destroy the Valiant Universe rather than see it slip through his fingers.

Before the paths of Bloodshot and Harbinger collide this April in Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4), discover an essential chapter of the Valiant Universe’s past – and one that could define its future – only in Harbinger #0, featuring a standard cover by Mico Suayan and a wraparound gatefold variant by Lewis Larosa!

Comic shop subscribers, take note: this issue also features a Harbinger #0 Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Clayton Henry & Clayton Crain. Printings of all Pullbox editions are strictly limited, so contact your local retailer to pre-order today!

 

HARBINGER #0 – ON SALE FEBRUARY 6th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by MICO SUAYAN & PERE PEREZ
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (DEC121260)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON HENRY & CLAYTON CRAIN (DEC121261)
Wraparound Gatefold Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC121262)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


VALIANT MASTERS: NINJAK Fights Its Way to 200 PAGES!

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Valiant is proud to announce that the first-ever hardcover collection of Mark Moretti and Joe Quesada’s Ninjak is getting even bigger! Now clocking in at 200 pages, Valiant Masters: Ninjak Vol. 1 – Black Water collects the definitive origin and debut solo adventure of super-spy Colin King’s masked alter ego – plus an exclusive compendium of more than than a dozen rare and never-before-seen Joe Quesada pencils and process art direct from the Valiant vaults! Re-presenting Ninjak (1994) #1-6, #0, and #00, get ready for an unparalleled look inside the series that sent shockwaves through the original Valiant Universe!

Codenamed Ninjak, Colin King is gifted with a brilliant mind and lethal training in the world’s most dangerous fighting techniques. Both will be put to the ultimate test as he is drawn into a globe-spanning mission to apprehend Dr. Silk, mastermind of the WEBNET terror network, before the mysterious weapon known as “Black Water” goes online. From the British Isles to the land of the Rising Sun, Ninjak is about to leave an indelible imprint on the Valiant Universe – or die trying.

The second in Valiant’s new line of hardcover collections spotlighting the best of the original Valiant Universe, Valiant Masters: Ninjak – Black Water is an action-packed piece of comics history, and features art by one of the most acclaimed artists in the history of the medium, Joe Quesada, and an all-star cast of Valiant’s classic talents. On February 27th, he who dares, wins – only in Valiant Masters: Ninjak – Black Water!
And for an exclusive look inside this collection, pick up the Valiant Masters: 2013 FCBD Showcase Edition – in finer comic shops everywhere this Free Comic Book Day!

VALIANT MASTERS: NINJAK VOL. 1 – BLACK WATER HC (DEC121275)

Written by MARK MORETTI

Art by JOE QUESADA, MARK MORETTI and More

Cover by JOE QUESADA

$24.99/Rated T+/184 pgs.

Collecting NINJAK (1994) #1-6, #0 and #00

ISBN: 978-0-9796409-7-1

ON SALE 2/27/13 (FOC 2/11/13)

VALIANT MASTERS: 2013 FCBD SHOWCASE EDITION (JAN130050)

Written by MARK MORETTI, JIM SHOOTER, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, and MORE

Art by DAVID LAPHAM, BOB LAYTON, JOE QUESADA, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, and MORE

Cover by BARRY WINDSOR SMITH

FREE/T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE 5/4/13 (FOC 2/18/13)


VALIANT Solicitations for APRIL 2013

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HARBINGER WARS #1 (of 4)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
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Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

“Do you know where the children are?”

HARBINGER WARS, Valiant’s first family crossover event, begins here! A decades-old secret is about to put BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER on an inescapable collision course – and, soon, the most powerful forces in the Valiant Universe will be drawn into a battle without sides, without rules, and without mercy.

•Two dozen undisciplined, untested and untrained superhuman children have just escaped from a top-secret research facility and into the world.

•When Bloodshot, Toyo Harada and Peter Stanchek join the chase, will the Valiant Universe be ready for its first all-out superhuman showdown?

•Start reading here for a high-stakes tale that will put Valiant’s greatest heroes to the ultimate test!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 3rd!

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HARBINGER #11 (HARBINGER WARS)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART

Art & Cover by KHARI EVANS

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON HENRY

Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

“Your system has failed us. Now we must build our own.”

All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! HARBINGER WARS continues in a standalone, four-part arc of HARBINGER, featuring the return of original series artist Khari Evans (Carbon Grey)!

•Bloodshot has banded together with Project Rising Sprit’s most dangerous escapees.

•Can he shape them into a force for good – or are they too far gone?

•Find out in PART ONE of HARBINGER WARS: BLOODSHOT!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 17th!

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BLOODSHOT #10 (HARBINGER WARS)

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON HENRY

Wraparound Variant by LEWIS LAROSA

“Hitting the target is more important than who pulls the trigger.”

All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! HARBINGER WARS continues in a standalone, four-part arc of BLOODSHOT, featuring comics legend Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four)!

•Bloodshot has banded together with Project Rising Sprit’s most dangerous escapees.

•Can he shape them into a force for good – or are they too far gone?

•Find out in PART ONE of HARBINGER WARS: BLOODSHOT!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 17th!

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X-O MANOWAR #12

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by CARY NORD
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Variant Cover by JUAN DOE

What lurks beneath the surface of PLANET DEATH?

Aric of Dacia has taken his one-man war to the Vine’s homeworld, Loam, and is using their own X-O Manowar armor to wage it. Finding an ally in the unlikeliest of places, Aric will discover that his mission to reduce Loam to ash will come with a high price. Past, present, and future are about to collide, and if Aric isn’t careful, he will be the common thread that undoes them all.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 17th!

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #9

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Art & Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

It’s all over for the Eternal Warrior!

Gilad and Armstrong must set aside their sibling rivalry long enough to defeat the deadly new champion of The Null… ARCHER! It’s win or go home (i.e. “die”) as “Wrath of the Eternal Warrior” reaches its bone-crushing conclusion!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 10th!

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SHADOWMAN #6

Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER

Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

The dead rising are rising in New Orleans.

The Deadside is spreading throughout the city, while a sinister new menace gathers an army that can’t be killed. Meanwhile, Jack is about to discover that his Shadowman powers are as much a curse as a blessing.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 3rd!

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SHADOWMAN VOL. 1: BIRTH RITES TPB

Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER

Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true.

As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?

From rising star Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) and comics superstar Patrick Zircher (Captain America, Hulk), this volume collects SHADOWMAN #1-4.

“It’s simply stunning… ‘Shadowman’ is another awesome notch in the belt of Valiant.” – IGN

“Jordan and Zircher have given us a winner with ‘Shadowman.’” – Comic Book Resources

$14.99/T+/112 pgs.
ISBN: 978-1-939346-00-1
ON SALE APRIL 24th!


Make Way, Bro – TORQUE is Coming Through in HARBINGER #8!

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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #8 – the next installment of the brand new, critically acclaimed “Renegades” storyline by New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier) and fan favorite artist Lee Garbett (Batman: R.I.P.)! With Toyo Harada and the Harbinger Foundation in hot pursuit, Peter Stanchek and his band of outlaw superhuman runaways have just found their newest member. But can even the Renegades handle a wild card like the musclebound powerhouse called Torque?

In a shed in the backwoods of Northern Georgia lives a meek, sequestered teen named John Torkelson. Raised just this side of feral, and on a steady diet of MMA and reality TV, fried catfish and Cheeto pie, he’s a firm believer that women should be seen and not heard (though he really hasn’t met many). But when four strange, super-powered teenagers suddenly appear in the woods outside his shed, Torkelson’s life takes a turn he never could have imagined. Now the boy his poppa called “Stump” is about to become more man than he could ever imagine. But then…what exactly is a “real man”? For that matter, what’s a real hero? Only one thing’s certain, the Renegades are about to get a hell of a lot stronger.

Peter Stanchek. Kris Hathaway. Zephyr. Flamingo. There’s never been a team of super-powered teenagers quite like the Renegades. Now get ready for a whole new level of intensity when Torque hammers his way into the Valiant Universe on January 23rd – only in Harbinger #8! And ask your local retailer about this issue’s special incentive variant covers by Khari Evans (Carbon Grey) and Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Underwater Welder)!

HARBINGER #8 – ON SALE JANUARY 23rd!

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by LEE GARBETT

Cover by MICO SUAYAN (NOV121342)

Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (NOV121343)

Linewide Variant by JEFF LEMIRE (NOV121344)

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


HARBINGER WARS Unites HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT with Interlocking PULLBOX COVERS!

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This April, Valiant’s first family crossover, Harbinger Wars, kicks off with three all-new jumping-on points in Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4), Harbinger #11 and Bloodshot #10! To herald the brutal first collision of Harbinger and Bloodshot, each of these three entry points into the Valiant Universe will feature an interlocking Pullbox Exclusive Variant cover by Harbinger Wars artist and New York Times best-selling creator Clayton Henry!

“Valiant’s Pullbox cover program is designed to give our dedicated fans something special for supporting our ongoing series. Now, with Harbinger Wars gearing up to launch not only a standalone mini-series, but new story arcs in Harbinger and Bloodshot too, the time was right to try another first for Valiant – three interlocking Pullbox covers showcasing the true scope of the first crossover event for the new Valiant Universe,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce.

On April 3rd, pick up the first interlocking Harbinger Wars Pullbox Exclusive Variant as Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4) by Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczysnki & Clayton Henry slams into stores! Two dozen highly volatile, untested and untrained teenage “harbingers” are breaking out of Project Rising Spirt and into the world. Now, with no guidance and no place to turn, these super-powered children have decided to forge their own future – and they’ll take it by any means necessary. But when they terrorize a major American metropolis, the children of GENERATION ZERO will find themselves in the middle of three-way firefight for the fate of the Valiant Universe. Bloodshot wants to train them. Toyo Harada wants to use them. And Peter Stanchek wants to set them free. Who will reach them first? And can anyone survive the all-out fury of the Harbinger Wars?

Then, follow the fallout with new standalone story arcs on April 10th in Harbinger #11 by Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans, and on April 17th in Bloodshot #10 by Duane Swierczynski & Barry Kitson. Contact your local retailer to reserve your Pullbox Exclusive Variants for each of these milestone issues today!

Fans and retailers take note – Valiant’s printings of Pullbox Exclusive Variant covers are strictly limited, so please remember to submit your pre-orders by the Final Order Cut-Off Date.

HARBINGER WARS #1 (OF 4)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art by CLAYTON HENRY

Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Pullbox
Exclusive Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

$3.99/T+/32pgs.

ON SALE APRIL 3rd (FOC – 3/11/13)

HARBINGER #11 (HARBINGER WARS)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART

Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Pullbox Exclusive Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

$3.99/T+/32pgs.

ON SALE APRIL 10th (FOC – 3/18/13)

BLOODSHOT #10 (HARBINGER WARS)

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art by BARRY KITSON

Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Pullbox
Exclusive Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Wraparound Variant by LEWIS LAROSA

$3.99/T+/32pgs.

ON SALE APRIL 17th (FOC – 3/25/13)

VALIANT 2013: HARBINGER WARS FCBD SPECIAL

Written by JOSHUA DYSART, JUSTIN JORDAN, DUANE SWIERCZYSNKI, FRED VAN LENTE, ROBERT VENDITTI, and PATRICK ZIRCHER

Art by KHARI EVANS, TREVOR HAIRSINE, CLAYTON HENRY, CARY NORD, PATRICK ZIRCHER, and MORE

Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JAN130049)

Free/T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE MAY 4th (FOC – 2/18/13)


BLOODSHOT #7 Declassifies BLOODSHOT: HARBINGER HUNTER!

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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot #7 by writer Duane Swierczynski and guest artist Matthew Clark! With Harbinger Wars on the horizon, get ready for a special, standalone issue detailing Bloodshot’s brutal history in the Valiant Universe. As Project Rising Spirit’s most advanced experiment prepares himself for a key role in the war that’s coming, do not miss this essential prelude to the event that will tear the Valiant Universe apart this April!

Recently, the unstoppable, nanite-infused weapon known as Bloodshot was set free by the mysterious Dr. Kureitch, who implied that the two of them shared a past. Now, we will finally see how far back their twisted, symbiotic relationship goes. Bloodshot and Dr. K used to be extremely skilled at tracking and capturing [REDACTED], and the result of one botched mission in particular now threatens to make their futures very, very painful…

On January 16th, questions will be answered, alliances will be betrayed, and body counts will tallied. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for – and it’s one that will leave you reeling – only in Bloodshot #7!

BLOODSHOT #7 – ON SALE JANUARY 16th!

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art by MATTHEW CLARK

Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (NOV121336)

Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV121337)


Meet the New GEOMANCER in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6!

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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Archer & Armstrong #6 by New York Times best-selling author Fred Van Lente and acclaimed artist Emanuela Lupacchino! “The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior” is tearing its way through the Valiant Universe – and now it’s down to an all-new, untested Geomancer to save Archer & Armstrong before the Warrior unleashes a full force assault!

Throughout all of human history, the sacred lineage of the Geomancers has protected Earth from all who would seek to do it harm. But, now, a new Geomancer has been chosen – and she’s stuck keeping Archer & Armstrong out of harm’s way! But why has Kay McHenry been selected to wield this exceptional power? And just what is her connection to the Eternal Warrior’s blood vendetta? Only Gilad knows for sure…but he won’t be answering until he’s left Archer & Armstrong bloodied, broken and brutalized by his own fist and steel.

And, meanwhile, the One Percent are about to seal a deal that could end everyone involved!
“The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior” unleashes a brand new, bombshell chapter when Archer & Armstrong #6 escapes into stores on January 26th! And don’t forget to discuss the next great happenings in the Valiant Universe on Twitter and Facebook!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 – ON SALE JANUARY 16th!

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Art & Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (NOV121338)

Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (NOV121339)

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


Valiant Entertainment Appoints Dinesh Shamdasani to CEO, Jason Kothari to Vice Chairman

New York, NY (January 7, 2013) – Valiant Entertainment today announced that co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani has been elected CEO, and founding CEO Jason Kothari has been appointed Vice Chairman of Valiant’s Board.

“The foundation for Valiant has been rebuilt after years of dedicated efforts from our team. I look forward to handing the duties of CEO to my talented co-founder and good friend Dinesh, and to serving the company as Vice Chairman to help pave the way for Valiant’s future growth,” said Mr. Kothari.

As Valiant’s co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Mr, Shamdasani has been responsible for overseeing the creative direction of Valiant’s comic and film projects, and has been an integral leader in the day-today operations of the company. In his new role as CEO, he will retain his current duties, in addition to assuming the responsibilities of Valiant’s chief executive office.
“Valiant had a stellar year in 2012 – one that exceeded all of our internal targets and broader expectations in the industry at large. The Board welcomes both Dinesh and Jason in their new roles” said Valiant Chairman Peter Cuneo. “Valiant’s Board and management team are energized to build on the company’s exciting pace of growth in publishing, media, and beyond.”

With Mr. Kothari as CEO, Valiant Entertainment successfully acquired the Valiant library, assembled a talented management team, and raised multiple rounds of financing from strategic investors, culminating in Valiant’s hugely successful 2012 return to comics publishing. Over the course of the past year, the company has continued to expand in comics, licensing and film, including the development of a slate of major motion pictures in partnership with leading producers and writers.

“Over the course of five years, Jason laid the foundation that became the basis for all of Valiant’s strengths,” said Mr. Shamdasani. “With the company now firmly established, we look forward to furthering Valiant’s mission in the coming months and years. We couldn’t be more excited about what’s coming next.”


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