Sunday, April 14, 2013

Harada Protocol Teaser

Valiant's latest teaser hints at something very bad happening to Toyo Harada in Harbinger Wars #2...something to do with the Harada Protocol.

Harbinger Wars #2

Shadowman Teaser

One of my favorite teasers that Valiant released was this 'interactive' teaser that announced the Shadowman series:


The teaser seems all black until you look a little more carefully and see Shadowman come out of the darkeness!! Check out the inverted version:

Inverted teaser

Are You Different Teaser

I'm on a run with the teasers (see here and here) so why not show off the teaser that announced the return of Faith Herbert aka Zephyr to Harbinger and to the Valiant Universe!

Faith Herbert aka Zephyr

Enter: Ninjak Teaser

Valiant has some proved that they are capable of stellar design work. One of the best examples is the teasers they use to build excitement for their events. You can check out the Summer of Valiant 2012 Teasers here. But for now, feast your eyes on one of my favorite covers from the new Valiant, the cover to X-O Manowar #5 and the start of the Enter: Ninjak arc.

X-O Manowar #5 "Enter: Ninjak"

It should also be noted that this was the new Valiant's first crossover. Unless, of course, you count that Eternal Warrior cameo in X-O Manowar #1.

Summer of Valiant 2012 Teasers

Valiant has exhibited some incredible design work (they went out and got Rian Hughes to design their covers and probably these too) and I'm going to showcase a little bit of that here with the four Summer of Valiant 2012 teasers they released to announce the launch titles they returned with.

X-O Manowar by Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic

Harbinger by Doug Braithwaite

Bloodshot by Arturo Lozzi

Archer & Armstrong by David Aja

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Mags - Comic Shop News #1289

Here's another scan of an issue of Comic Shop News with a Valiant Comics cover. This time it's Comic Shop News issue #1289 with a X-O Manowar (2012) cover featuring the cover art from the X-O Manowar #1 1:50 variant 'talking' cover.

Mags - Comic Buyers Guide #1033

Features a cool Shadowman & Aerosmith cover promoting Shadowman #19.