Valiant Entertainment Renews Distribution Deal with Diamond
Diamond Comic Distributors has announced that Valiant Entertainment has renewed its distribution agreement, making Diamond the worldwide distributor of Valiant’s comics and graphic novels within comic book specialty and book markets worldwide.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Valiant is one of the most successful comic book publishing companies in the history of the medium with more than 81 million comics sold and a library of more than 2,000 distinct characters. Established by a brain trust of legendary comics creators including Jim Shooter, Bob Layton and Barry Windsor-Smith, Valiant’s heroes and villains inhabit the largest independently owned superhero universe anywhere in comics.
Re-established as Valiant Entertainment with a best-in-class management team that includes Chairman Peter Cuneo, CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, COO & CFO Gavin Cuneo, President of Licensing, Promotions & Ad Sales Russell A. Brown, and Publisher Fred Pierce, the company has returned to great commercial and critical success, winning a Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year and numerous industry awards and accolades. Valiant’s titles consistently rate among the best reviewed in comics.
In 2015, Valiant launched a new wave of best-selling hit series to multiple sell-outs and widespread critical acclaim, including The Valiant by New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt with art by Eisner Award-winner Paolo Rivera; Ivar, Timewalker by New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente with art by Clayton Henry; Divinity by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt with art by Trevor Hairsine; Imperium by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart with art by Doug Braithwaite; Ninjak by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt with art by Clay Mann and Butch Guice; and Bloodshot Reborn by New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire with art by Mico Suayan.