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 Previews – Imperium #2 & X-O Manowar #34

Valiant’s flagship and longest running title, X-O Manowar, and one of its newest hits, Imperium both have issues coming out the first week of March, and we have the previews for each right here for you!  (And don’t forget NINJAK #1 is also coming out this March!) First up, X-O Manowar #34. This issue starts a brand new story arc, Dead Hand! He survived ENTER: NINJAK. He waged war on PLANET DEATH. And now he must defend the Earth from an unholy reckoning…and the doomsday protocol codenamed: DEAD HAND! This is it…X-O Manowar…face-to-face with a ROBOT ARMY HELLBENT ON THE DESTRUCTION … Continue reading

Staff Picks – Comics for August 6, 2014

Ok,  it’s been a crazy summer here, and we haven’t had a chance to keep you in the loop of what’s coming up each week at your local comic shop.   We’re sorry about that.  But we are back, and it’s Wednesday,  so what do you say we tell what’s good this week. Harbinger: Omegas #1 – Valiant Comics Writers: Joshua Dysart Art: Rafael Sandoval What Valiant says: “It matters not how man dies, but how he lives.” The team has been shattered and a teenage Renegade lies dead – a victim of the Harbinger Foundation led by omega-powered psionic Toyo … Continue reading

Comic Preview – Rai #4 – From Valiant Comics

  What?   You’re not reading Valiant’s sci-fi/noir series Rai from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (Carnage)? Did you not read my review of the first issue when it came out? If that was not enough for you how about what some of these other folks have to say? “✮✮✮✮✮… [Rai] comes with the highest praise.” – PopMatters “✮✮✮✮✮… A great new series… [Rai] has my attention.” – Max Level Geek “✮✮✮✮½… Rai is just plain amazing.” – IGN “✮✮✮✮… An immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics.” – Comic Book Resources … Continue reading

Special Edition NYC 14 – Valiant First Panel

  Valiant came to Special Edition NYC with lots of news to share. They had news about Armor Hunters, this summer’s event miniseries, as well as lots of cool stories they have coming this summer and fall to comic shops, and coffee shops. Yes, coffee shops. Valiant has teamed up with coffee retailer Oren’s Daily Roast to bring you the X-O Manowar Green Tea Ice Blast. The frozen drink’s matcha green Tea and vanilla flavor is just the thing to calm the barbarian in all of us on a hot summer day.  Available at all of Oren’s Daily Roast locations … Continue reading