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Valiant readies its comics comeback

Publisher names Peter Cuneo as chairman

Valiant Entertainment is reviving with plans to return in print and digital comics next year.

The four-year-old company also announced Thursday that former Marvel CEO and vice chairman Peter Cuneo has become chairman, along with disclosing it has received a capital infusion from private investment company Cuneo & Co.

Valiant noted that Peter Cuneo’s tenure with Marvel concluded with Marvel’s sale at the end of 2009 to Disney for over $4 billion.

Valiant’s library titles include “Archer and Armstrong,” “Bloodshot,” “Eternal Warrior,” “Harbinger,” “Ninjak,” “Quantum and Woody,” “Psi Lords,” “Rai,” “Second Life of Dr. Mirage” and “Shadowman.”

“Valiant owns and controls a universe of some of the most recognizable characters in the comic world,” said Peter Cuneo. “To this day, despite interruptions in its history, Valiant has retained an extremely passionate fan base.”

The company noted that it has made “significant progress” in the licensing and development of major motion pictures that will be disclosed in the coming months. Valiant Comics was acquired in 1994 by vidgamer Acclaim Entertainment, which went out of business in 2005in the wake of the loss of key sports videogame licenses. Valiant Entertainment acquired rights to the Valiant Comics library in 2007 and began operations in 2008.

Valiant Comics was founded in 1989 and the imprint sold over 80 million copies. Writers have included Jim Shooter, Bob Layton, Barry Windsor Smith, Joe Quesada, Jim Lee, Frank Miller, Garth Ennis, Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch, Steve Ditko, Mike Mignola and Neal Adams.

“We have been planning the reintroduction of the Valiant titles for some time and I’m excited to announce our scheduled launch for 2012,” said director Dinesh Shamdasani. “Cutting-edge characters and stories were the core tenets of the original Valiant and are the core tenets of the new Valiant.”

Valiant’s library contains over 1,500 titles.

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