by Alison H. Mayer
The folks at Valiant Entertainment released three new variant covers for the debut of their “Signature Series” in October, and we've got your exclusive first look!
Entering its second - successful - year, Valiant is moving the focus squarely on the gangbuster line-up of artists the Publisher has snagged for titles like Bloodshot, Harbinger, and Shadowman. Dinesh Shamdasani, Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer, says:
"Valiant is incredibly fortunate to have worked with a long list of incredible talents in its 25 year history, and their work is something that we continue to celebrate to this day. As both fans and creators, we've been anxiously awaiting the moment when some of Valiant's original greats would return to bring their vision to the modern day Valiant Universe, and, with the Signature Series, that moment has finally arrived.”
Each variant cover in the “Valiant Signature Series” comprises of a brand new illustration by one of Valiant’s foundational artists and a print of his signature.
Valiant plans to debut the series in October with Sean Chen’s “Harbinger” cover, highlighted earlier this June at HeroesCon. The series will continue with Bob Hall’s “Shadowman” cover, Mark Moretti’s “Eternal Warrior” cover, and Sal Velluto’s “Bloodshot” cover. Without a doubt, it’s an exciting time for the Valiant family and fans, as Shamdasani suggests:
“Sean Chen, Bob Hall, Mark Moretti, Sal Velutto -- these are the guys who helped build the house we live in, and fans can look forward to seeing even more storied talents from the original Valiant era return over the next year."
And from Fred Pierce, Valiant Publisher:
"I began my career in comics at the original Valiant and all of us who were there have stayed very close over the years. Now, with the new publishing line well underway, it's an immense pleasure to finally be reuniting with the talents who forged the foundation and gave the original Valiant Universe such a special and well-deserved mystique."