The news we’ve been patiently waiting for is here.
Valiant Comics will return in 2012 on Free Comic Book Day
For those of you marking your calendars now, Free Comic Book Day is May 5, 2012. My calendar is marked.
Looks like the FCBD issue will be a sort of preview book, with info about characters, creators, and such. It seems that it will definitely include X-O Manowar (obviously), Harbinger, and Bloodshot.
The cover to this Free Comic Book Day issue is by Jelena Kevic-Djurjevic. The redesigned X-O Manowar looks pretty sweet!
It also looks new issues of comics featuring these characters will be hitting the store shelves around the same time. May is looking to be a very good month indeed.
Dude! X-O Manowar is holding a sword made out of lightning!
Here’s a nice long quote of quotables and information:
“This has been an event a decade in the making, and we’re approaching this with dedication, passion and a commitment to excellence,” said Executive Editor Warren Simons. “We’ve lined up some colossally talented colleagues – both new and old friends alike – and if you have a love for great comics and innovative stories, we’ve got some great stuff in store for you.”
Featuring a cover of the brand new X-O Manowar by superstar artist Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, this sneak peek into Valiant’s extraordinary first year comes packed with never-before-seen stories, character redesigns, and interviews with Valiant’s team of visionary creators.
“We couldn’t be happier to be partnering with comics retailers, Diamond and ComicsPro for Free Comic Book Day 2012, the most exciting day in comics,” said Publisher Fred Pierce. “In 2012, fans and retailers can expect some of the best books in all of comics to be shipping monthly from Valiant.”
Valiant’s Free Comic Book Day special edition is just the first title that the publisher has lined up for the month of May. Look for announcements regarding the full array of new titles, creative teams, and shipping dates to be released in the New Year.
“Free Comic Book Day is just the beginning,” said Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “For anyone who loves comics and top-notch storytelling, the return of the Valiant Universe will be an event not to be missed.”
Valiant Entertainment is a character-based publishing and licensing company that owns and controls some of the most cherished comic characters ever created across all media worldwide. Since their creation in 1989, Valiant characters have sold 80 million comic books and have been the basis of a number of successful video game franchises. Valiant’s extensive library includes over 1,500 characters, such as X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, and Ninjak. Visit: