Depending on how you look at it, comic book variant covers are either a delightful added bonus to the comic collecting experience... or a semi-shady cash grab publishers use to confuse readers into buying multiple issues of the same story.
Let’s be real: Comics are kind of a year-round thing. But you know what fall has that the rest of those lousy seasons don’t? Perfect comic book reading weather. So it’s a good thing that there’s tons of new comics on the way! Here’s our picks of the wonderful new books you’ll want to get cozy with in the coming months.
Jared Leto may be going from DC to Valiant.
Shared cinematic universes are, as the kids say, the new hotness among comics publishers, and Valiant has every intention of getting in on the live-action game with its upcoming web series Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe.
I have a confession to make. Two years ago at New York Comic-Con, I picked up a bunch of Valiant trade volumes with the intention of getting caught up with the publisher’s rapidly expanding universe of heroes and villains.
There’s nothing like reading a good comic or 16 on a warm summer’s day. I mean, why do all that stuff like going outside when there are so many good new comics series coming out? Beat the heat over the summer with a few of our recommendations for all the new series you should check out in the next few months.
You might know Eric Heisserer as the screenwriter behind Arrival, but his next big project is in a different vein: Secret Weapons, a new superhero miniseries for Valiant Comics. We spoke to the writer to see what it’s like writing for the screen and writing for comics, and what’s in store for the Valiant universe.
Valiant Comics is making a big step in the creation of its movie universe, by bringing one of its best books to the table: the sublime Archer & Armstrong, which is joining Bloodshot, Harbinger, and others in the Valiant cinematic universe.
Welcome, my post-keteers! This week’s irradiated mailbag is just heaving with questions waiting to be answered by your equally irradiated postman. Should the DC movies introduce New Gods other than Darkseid? Why is Daredevil’s Stick so badass? Plus, Valiant’s movie efforts, half-Vulcan virility, and more. Let’s get to…
Extinction is not the only new scifi project on Eric Heisserer’s plate: the man who adapted Ted Chiang’s “The Story of Your Life” into the Oscar-nominated Arrival is making his Valiant debut with a new series for machine-controlling superhero Livewire.
Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp, and Jordie Bellaire’s Britannia was a delightful surprise last year—and in a year of brilliant comics, its unique take on the world of Ancient Rome still conquered our hearts as one of 2016's bests. So we’re as excited as anybody that we can announce that Britannia will return for a…
It has been a frankly amazing year for comics—filled with big events, controversial moments, and an incredible variety of comics, with diversity in genre, characters, and stories giving us shelf upon shelf of amazing books to dig into week after week. It was hard to narrow them down to 20, but without further ado,…
Update 7:23pm EST: A source close to the project has told io9 that the plans for a Dr. Mirage series aren’t as solid originally reported—while a series is in the works, there’s so far only been preliminary talks between Valiant and interested parties. The original story is as follows.
Marvel does it, DC is doing it, so why not Valiant? The indie comic company recently announced they’re doing an online series called Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe which will introduce the company’s popular comic book characters into live action for the first time ever, creating what they hope will be their own…
Valiant Comics is getting real with its first live-action online miniseries. The company has debuted the trailer for its high-octane showdown, Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe, which (as the title indicates) pits Ninjak against just about every major Valiant hero ever. It’s big, it’s violent, and looks fun as hell.
Comixology is already a huge hub for digital comics, but now it’s entering the original content game. The company is debuting a new line of comics that will only be available through the service.
In 2015, Sony Pictures announced they’d start their own superhero cinematic universe using the characters of Valiant Comics. The plan was to use Bloodshot and Harbinger to start things off and it seems, while that’s still in play, the titles have been flipped around.
Summer is nearly at it end, and as publishers put away its big events and crazy twists for the latter part of the year, getting ready to replace them with... well, more big events and crazy twists! Here’s our guide to the very best new comic series you’ll want to curl up with in the cooler months. Warning: There are a…
Harbinger is coming back, at last! Following the end of Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans series Harbinger reboot in 2014, an all-new series from Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson is picking up the journey of Valiant’s premier psychic superteam—and we’ve got a look inside the first issue.