Valiant Entertainment has announced The Year Of Valiant, a year-long celebration spanning 2022, consisting of new launches with new creators, the return of fan-favorite characters, the formation of new teams, and the Valiant characters exploring beyond traditional publishing methods. To celebrate the announcement, Valiant is showcasing new artwork from Tyler Kirkham and Arif Prianto.
“So much is happening in Valiant’s 2022 to bring our Universe forward with the return of characters that fans continue to anticipate and love,” said Valiant Entertainment Publisher Fred Pierce. “There will be sci-fi, horror, comedy, and so much action that it will be hard to sit down as they’re being read. In addition to publishing, be on the lookout for games based on our characters, like Shadowman Remastered, original graphic novels, prose novels, and perhaps items of a more cinematic nature from our great parent company DMG Entertainment. The Valiant family is happy for everyone to join the excitement.”
The Year Of Valiant will kick off with the return of the Shadowman in January. The first chapter of the Deadside War arc will see the return of Punk Mambo and other familiar faces from the Valiant Universe, will begin in Shadowman #5 on January 19th from the master of horror Cullen Bunn, artist Pedro Andreo, colorist Jordie Bellaire and letterer Clayton Cowles.
“In the new ‘Deadside War’ story in Shadowman, we’re seeing Blights—tears in the fabric of reality between our world and the Deadside — opening with increased frequency and increased supernatural mayhem,” teased Bunn. “Shadowman is tasked with protecting our world, but he’s no longer sure that throwing punches and swinging scythes is the way to combat the Deadside’s ultimate plans. Plans? How can a place have plans? The answer to that question will lead Shadowman to gather allies such as Punk Mambo to his side. It will also awaken some old adversaries who might be too much even for the combined might of our heroes. All this brings us to the titular war, which could rip the entirety of the Valiant Universe apart.”
Stay tuned in the coming months for more announcements about new launches from The Year Of Valiant.