Imperium: A Comic Built Around the Paradox of a Utopian Nightmare

Joshua Dysart writes one comic title per month – Valiant Comics’ Imperium. For established writers with his track record, that is unusual, and Dysart is not want for work. He’s simply focusing on writing only one title a month so he can produce the best story within him, and it shows with the sophistication and appeal of Imperium. For the uninitiated it’s focused on Toyo Harada, potentially the most powerful character in the Valiant Universe with his abilities to hack minds, control people, and manipulate matter at will. There are few limitations to his abilities, which have created the perfect … Continue reading

IMPERIUM’S Joshua Dysart Talks Movies, Villains, and His Most Important Character

Joshua Dysart’s Imperium, published by Valiant Comics and drawn by Doug Braithwaite, has taken comics into new territory. Beware that this interview may contain minor spoilers. Already known for his socio-political awareness, Dysart picks up where Harbinger and Omegas left off by turning his full attention to Toyo Harada – one of the most engaging and complex characters to grace comics. And by extension, Imperium has become one of the most ambitious comic titles on the market. Harada is no ordinary villain. In fact, it’s arguable that he’s simply a man with a plan and vision that would bode better … Continue reading

Valiant Celebrates 25 years at Special Edition: NYC

25 years ago, Valiant Comics was born. To celebrate, the publisher has been on a tour this spring, going to comic cons around the country, telling fans about their special event this summer, Book of Death. We caught up with Team Valiant at Special Edition: NYC this weekend where we got the low down, on this event, and everything else they have planned this summer. Book of Death is a four issue miniseries that “will define the Valiant Universe for the next century”.   X-O Manowar scribe, Robert Venditti pens this summer’s event, with the art chores split between  Robert Gill … Continue reading

NYCC 2014 – Valiant Next – The Valiant, Rai, X-O Manowar and Beyond

Valiant Comics continues its mission to make the best comics, and at this year’s New York Comic Con they showcased their Valiant Next campaign, highlighting some of their upcoming books for 2015.  They also brought along a phalanx of their creators to talk to fans about the next wave of Valiant Entertainment. First up is the next big event, The Valiant, from Unity scribe Matt Kindt and Valiant newcomers Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Sweet Tooth) and Eisner Award winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil). Here’s the video trailer, for the 4 issue series, which hits comic shops in December. The Valiant is … Continue reading

Comic Book Review – Harbinger Omegas #1 from Valiant Comics

Harbinger Omegas Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Rafael Sandoval Cover Artist:  Lewis Larosa Alternative Covers by  Glenn Fabry, Donovan Santiago Publisher: Valiant Comics Quick Take: Toyo Harada spent a lifetime working towards shaping the world into something better.  Some of that work was very public, under the guise of humanitarian aid, and philanthropy by the Harada Global Conglomerate.  But most of it was happening secretly, as he recruited and trained psiots, people like himself with amazing abilities and gifts.  He controlled financial institutions, and world governments, not afraid to break a few eggs along the way.   But now that he and his secret … Continue reading