X-O Manowar. Harbinger. Bloodshot. Archer & Armstrong. Shadowman. These are the heroes of the Valiant Universe. In the 1990s, they were some of the hottest properties in all of comics. With top-notch talent and huge amounts of buzz, Valiant became a legitimate challenger to the dominance of the big two publishers, Marvel and DC. Their first issues (along with their fancy-schmancy chromium covers) became enormous collector’s items, and their series dominated the sales charts. Valiant was eventually sold to Acclaim, who later shuttered the imprint, but in 2012 Valiant returned from a new publisher with relaunched series and it’s been steadily growing ever since. So it’s next area of growth, naturally, is movies.
Movies: The first image of Disney's upcoming Lone Ranger film starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp is totally weird and nobody knows how to feel about it.
Comic Strips: Lynn Johnston has been rounding up For Better or For Worse parody comics at her official website. Always nice to see a creator with a solid sense of humor.