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Up with Valiant!

Written by Gary Sellers Welcome to the world of Valiant….Again!! A coworker of mine, who has been getting into comics as a result of the influx of movies and TV shows, recently asked, “Are there any comic companies out there with a more fluid continuity?” I couldn’t help but laugh and say, “Welcome to comics, where time travel can fix …

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More Q&A with Bryan Hill

It’s not every day that writer Bryan Hill gets to chime in on villainy in modern graphic literature, and all things geek, so let’s do this again, with relish. Q:  What do you make of villainy in modern comics (or the lack thereof?) BH: I was drawn to comics because of the power and perspectives of the villains within comic …

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Titan Comics + Hard Case Crime = !

  TITAN COMICS KICKS OFF NEW LINE WITH A RANGE OF TOP CREATORS INCLUDING MAX ALLAN COLLINS (ROAD TO PERDITION, QUARRY) AND WALTER HILL – DIRECTOR OF HIT MOVIE THE WARRIORS! Titan Comics is drawing down on the iconic crime imprint Hard Case Crime, ready to pull the trigger on a brand new line of comic books. Hard Case Crime is …

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First Look: 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1

First Look: 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 – A Major New Hero Enters the Fray in August! In the footsteps of DIVINITY…witness the must-read debut of Valiant’s next unstoppable hero as 4001 A.D. rages onward!Valiant is proud to present the first lettered look inside 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 – the FIRST FULL APPEARANCE of a formidable new force in …

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Q&A with Raffaele Ienco

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing illustrator Raffaele Ienco chime in on MECHANISM, SYMMETRY, and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  MECHANISM drops this month.  We’re stoked!  What can you tell us about this tale, without giving too much away? RI:  MECHANISM is a science-fiction tale that combines the wonder of …

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Book Retort: A&A – The Adventures Of Archer & Armstrong #4

“Drink! Drink! Get naked! Booze up and riot!” exclaims Bacchus, the Roman god of agriculture and wine, on page 5 of this highly-entertaining romp; a page with more than 20 panels on it! Rafer Roberts (writer) and David Lafuente (illustrator) join forces to belt another grand-slam here.  In Bacchus, they’ve given us an antagonist for the ages.  You’ll gasp with …

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BRITANNIA drops in September!

First Look: BRITANNIA #1 – The World’s First Detective Challenges Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September! On the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery… Valiant is proud to present your first fully lettered look inside BRITANNIA #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new, prestige-format limited series from comics master …

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Knight Moves

Daniel Jaquet of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science recently applied the scientific method to the question of how well knights could actually move in armor. The idea of the knight who was too heavy to even mount a horse has been known to be a myth for some time. In Jaquet’s study, though, he records exactly …

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EMBRACING THE LAST KINGDOM

Filming of THE LAST KINGDOM S02 is underway, with an airing on Netflix (in the United States) scheduled for 2017. The tale is set in England during the 9th century AD; adapted from Bernard Cornwell novels (originally collectively known as The Warrior Chronicles, or The Saxon Stories, and now collectively known as The Last Kingdom.)  For all of the success …