Today we spotlight what could be argued to be the very first Valiant Comics page one splash - Magnus Robot Fighter #0 page 1. Written before Magnus Robot Fighter #1 and intended to launch the Valiant Comics Universe #0 was ultimately used as a send away incentive and then a retailer thank you (There's an interesting story behind this that I'll post one day).
What's great about this page is that you are immediately sucked into the world on NorthAm - it's the world we know but far in the future; people are still people but they seem to have robot helpers; technology is far advanced; society is now Utopian(the biggest problems the locals face are falling ice cream, reading too many comics and doves getting in the way of your commute); architects love jewel colors.
Things to note on this page
- Manning Systems refers to the creator of Magnus Robot Fighter, Russ Manning.
- Gold refers to the original publisher of Magnus Robot Fighter, Gold Key Comics.
- Comics have become 'Holo Comics' and Marvel and DC seem to have merged - Superman is fighting the Thing.
- FATJ refers to Joe Quesada (I kid!!)