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Guide to San Diego Comic Con, Part Two: Saturday & Sunday
Guide to San Diego Comic Con, Part Two: Saturday & Sunday
San Diego Comic Con is without a doubt the biggest event on the industry’s calendar, and people will be flying from around the world to attend panels, watch trailers, meet creators, and make friends. This year’s event is bigger than ever, with so much going on every single day that it can be difficult to sift through all that information and decide how to spend your time. Yesterday we gave a rundown on what to expect on Thursday and Friday, but things heat up as the weekend kicks in and the major studios make their presence known. Expect big reveals from Marvel Studios, DC's TV offerings and more, plus great panels featuring your favorite creators in comics.
The Delinquents: A Beginner's Guide to 'Bloodshot'
The Delinquents: A Beginner's Guide to 'Bloodshot'
Valiant Comics‘ shared superhero universe is smaller and less familiar than those of its major rivals, but even a small shared universe can offer a lot to learn about. To help those readers looking to take the plunge into the Valiant Universe, we’ve assembled our own team of delinquents to break things down. Steve Morris knows Valiant inside out; J.A. Micheline is new to the universe. Micheline has the questions, and Morris has the answers. Last time, JAM was champing at the bit to talk about Harbinger, one of the flagship titles of the Valiant Universe. This time, she and Steve are back to finish out the Harbinger Wars and talk about Bloodshot, the Jason Bourne of the comics world!
The Delinquents: A Beginner's Guide to 'Harbinger'
The Delinquents: A Beginner's Guide to 'Harbinger'
Valiant Comics‘ shared superhero universe is smaller and less familiar than those of its major rivals, but even a small shared universe can offer a lot to learn about. To help those readers looking to take the plunge into the Valiant Universe, we’ve assembled our own team of delinquents to break things down. Steve Morris knows Valiant inside out; J.A. Micheline is new to the universe. Micheline has the questions, and Morris has the answers. Last time, Steve introduced JAM to the first sixteen issues of horror series Shadowman and supernatural romance The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage. For the next assignment, he set JAM homework of the first two volumes of the superpowered team-book Harbinger, one of the flagship titles of the Valiant Universe — and now they’re back to talk about it!
Book of Death: The Fall of Harbinger #1 Preview
Book of Death: The Fall of Harbinger #1 Preview
With a title like Book of Death, I don't think anyone really expected Valiant's big crossover to be a cheerful affair, but jeez, things are starting to get pretty grim for the future of the Valiant Universe. Like, really grim. Like everyone on Earth is going to die from the psychic impact of the most powerful superhuman who ever lived returning to the planet from a journey out into space where he transcended his physical form. But on the upside, there's a robot named for the legendary soul musician and composer of the Super Fly soundtrack Curtis Mayfield, so hey, at least we've got that going for us. For the rest of the bad news though, read on for a preview!
A Tour Of The Inner Workings Of Valiant Comics
A Tour Of The Inner Workings Of Valiant Comics
Since their first tiles appeared on comic-shop shelves in 2012, the resurrected Valiant Comics has established themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Their new take on the characters and mythology of the original 1990s Valiant line, their pursuit of top-shelf creators, their focus on storytelling and world-building, and their gift for unorthodox marketing and promotion has drawn praise from both fans and press, led to a film development deal with Sony, and won scores of industry awards (and award nominations). They've proven themselves to be not just cashing in on past glories, but a company that's capable of pushing their stable of characters in new and exciting directions while remaining true to their roots.
Valiant's 'Book of Death' to Skip Ahead To The End
Valiant's 'Book of Death' to Skip Ahead To The End
While other superhero comics publishers are mining their pasts for big crossover events this spring and summer, Valiant is blasting ahead into the future, specifically, its characters' end times. The new, four-issue event series Book of Death, written by Robert Venditti and with art by Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite, promises to reveal how characters including Ninjak, Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, Toyo Harada and others will bite it, be redeemed, be replaced, or otherwise change in the future.
Archaia & Jim Henson’s ‘Dark Crystal: Creation Myths’ Returns This Week with More Great Epic Fantasy
Archaia & Jim Henson’s ‘Dark Crystal: Creation Myths’ Returns This Week with More Great Epic Fantasy
Early last year Archaia released The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, the first of a planned three-volume prequel to the enduringly popular Jim Henson fantasy film about a young hero's quest to restore a magical crystal and unify a long divided race of powerful beings before the more malevolent of them could take control of the world forever...
‘Harbinger’ Writer Joshua Dysart on Bringing Zephyr Back in the ‘Geek Chic’ Era [Interview]
‘Harbinger’ Writer Joshua Dysart on Bringing Zephyr Back in the ‘Geek Chic’ Era [Interview]
Fans who read the original run of Valiant Comics' Harbinger would almost certainly identify Faith Herbert, a.k.a. Zephyr, as the beating heart of the book's team of super-powered teen protagonists. A fun-loving fan of all things nerdy, Zephyr was the character who seemed to have the most fun being a superhero...

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