Valiant Brings Entire Universe to Hoopla in New Deal
After Acclaim filed for bankruptcy in 2004, the fate of Valiant's comic library was a mystery. Just one year later, the rights were snapped up by an investment group with the intent to revamp and revitalize Valiant's properties. It took some time, but in 2012, Valiant Entertainment emerged with familiar faces ready to take the publisher into the future. Now, just three years later, Valiant is home to a host of critically acclaimed series, and soon you'll be able to read almost all of them with nothing more than a library card. Hoopla has already locked down deals with publishers like DC, Dark Horse and Image, but starting today, it will also count Valiant among the members of its comic book collection. As a partner of the public library system, the app allows anyone with a library card at a participating location to access thousands of comics, as well as movies, books and music. With the addition of Valiant, series like Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot and X-O Manowar will be available digitally, giving Hoopla nearly as diverse a line-up as any of the the paid comic reading apps available on the market.