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Valiant’s Shadowman Unleashes New Horror in April 2021

Terror will be unleashed this April in Shadowman #1.

New York Times bestselling writer Cullen Bunn and acclaimed artist Jon Davis-Hunt pull you into a world of horror and supernatural suspense as Jack Boniface, aka Shadowman, protects humanity from the nightmares that lurk within the dimension known as the Deadside… but the barrier between Earth and the horrifying realm is tearing and gateways are popping up all around the globe. The forces of darkness are hungry for life, and only Shadowman stands in their way.

Shadowman #1 by writer Cullen Bunn, artist Jon Davis-Hunt, colorist Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Clayton Cowles goes on sale April 2021 and features covers by Jon Davis-Hunt (Cover A), Rod Reis (Cover B), Dave Johnson (Horror Movie Homage Variant), and Jeff Dekal (1:250 Variant). The debut horror issue is available for pre-order now at comic shops.

Shadowman #1

Get in the Halloween Spirit with the “Valiant Horror Sale”

Valiant is helping you get into the season with a digital comic sale of their horror comics. The “Valiant Horror Sale” is going on now and features 173 releases. It runs until November 2, 2020.

Collections are 50% off with single issues just $0.99.

You can get series like Britannia, Doctor Mirage, Punk Mambo, Shadowman, and more.

You’ve got until November 2nd to take advantage and save!

Valiant horror sale

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It’s New Comic Day with Almost 170 New Digital Comics on Sale Now

Shang-Chi #2

It’s new comic book day and you can get your fill of comics right now at comics shops or online. ComiXology has you covered with your online digital needs. There’s almost 170 new digital comics on sale right now. You can get shopping now or check out the individual releases below.

AfterShock

Albatross Funnybooks

American Mythology Productions

Archie Comics

Aspen Comics

AWA Studios

BOOM! Studios

comiXology Submit

Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

DC Thomson

Drawn & Quarterly

Dynamite Entertainment

Harlequin

Heavy Metal

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Kid Beowulf Comics

Marvel

NBM

Oni Press

Papercutz

Red 5 Comics

TidalWave Productions

Titan Comics

Valiant

Vault Comics

Zenescope

Valiant Virtual Portfolio Review Program Returns for Artists

Valiant Virtual Portfolio Reviews

Round Three of the Virtual Portfolio Review program is on the way from Valiant Entertainment!

The publisher will host another edition of the program to assist aspiring comic book artists and find new creators for future projects. For the upcoming round of the program, the award-winning publisher’s Senior Editors (Lysa Hawkins, Heather Antos, David Wohl) will be offering virtual one-on-one portfolio reviews for aspiring interior artistscover artistscolorists, and letterers. 30 people in total will be selected to have their work reviewed.

Please read the below information very carefully for submission details and deadlines.

Dates of Digital Portfolio Reviews
  • Tuesday, November 10th from 12pm-2pm EST
  • Wednesday, November 11th from 12pm-2pm EST
  • Thursday, November 12th from 12pm-2pm EST
How to Submit
  • Email your submission to PortfolioReview@valiantentertainment.com
  • Subject line: Name, Discipline, Available Date
  • Subject line example: Ray Garrison, Cover Artist, November 10th, 11th, & 12th
  • Please note: Submissions should be a digital PDF attachment, a single document with an information page in the back with your name, a link to your online portfolio, and contact info. The document should be no more than 20 pages.
Submission Deadline
  • Submissions open October 28th and are due by November 4th at 5pm EST
  • Those selected for the first day of sessions will be notified by Monday, November 9th no later than 10pm EST
  • Those selected for the second day of sessions will be notified by Tuesday, November 10th no later than 10pm EST
  • Those selected for the third day of sessions will be notified by Wednesday, November 11th no later than 10pm EST

Frequently Asked Questions

1. I don’t have a prepared portfolio. Can I share a link to my Website/Twitter/Instagram instead?

No, we are only accepting PDF attachments (max 25mb). PDF2GO is a free service if you donʼt own Acrobat.

2. I have more than 20 pages I want to share. Can I sneak in an extra couple?
No, this will disqualify your portfolio.

3. Can I just embed/attach single images instead of making a PDF?
No, we are only accepting PDF attachments (max 25mb, 20 pages of art). Again, you can use PDF2GO if you don’t own Acrobat. 

4. My PDF is too large to send as an attachment. Can I just send a link to my PDF portfolio?
No, we are only accepting PDF attachments (max 25mb). PDF2GO can shrink your PDF if you do not have Acrobat.

5. I’ve never been hired for professional work before, can I still submit my work?
Of course! If you’re an artist, submit any interior, cover, colors, lettering samples you’ve done on your own or for self-published books. If you’re a writer, submit any completed self-published comic you’ve worked on (no scripts will be accepted, period).

6. I missed the deadline to submit my work. Is it okay to still send it in if it’s before the selections have been made?
No, late submissions will not qualify due to the large number of submissions that need to be reviewed. Please meet the deadline, and if you cannot, keep an eye out for a future edition of the program.

7. I don’t think my work is good enough. What’s the point?

Portfolio Reviews arenʼt a competition to see whoʼs the best, but rather an opportunity to learn how to improve. Weʼre actively looking for creators who we think could benefit from one-on-one time with an Editor to take their work to the next level.


Please remember to review all of the guidelines carefully before sending your submission.Good luck and Valiant’s Senior Editors look forward to checking out your portfolios!

Baltimore Comic Con Live Reveals More Spotlights, Panels, and Todd McFarlane!

Join the 1st annual Baltimore Comic-Con Live, a FREE ONLINE EVENT streaming the weekend of October 23-25, 2020! Come check out retailers, exhibitors, artists alley, programming, and the Ringo Awards live! The virtual convention has continued to add amazing panels to the 2020 programming that you won’t want to miss!

KING IN BLACK

Panelists: Donny Cates & Ryan Stegman
Host: TBD
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 1pm ET / 10am PT

The countdown to the biggest Marvel event of the year, King in Black, starts at Baltimore Comic-Con LIVE with creators Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman!!!

PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON: Creator Spotlight

Panelists: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Host: John Siuntres
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 1pm ET / 10am PT

Join us for an exclusive interview with writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson on DC Comics’ Future StateHouse of ElSuperman: Worlds of War, and more!!!

Phillip Kennedy Johnson

TERRY MOORE: Creator Spotlight

Panelists: Terry Moore
Host: Amy Dallen
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 2pm ET / 11pm PT

Join legendary comic creator Terry Moore for a one-on-one Q&A with host Amy Dallen. Terry will be taking your LIVE chat questions at the end of the panel, so get in that live chat!!!

Terry Moore

BAD IDEA: BEGINS IN 2021

Panelists: Matt Kindt & David Lapham
Host: Aaron Haaland
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 3pm ET / 12pm PT

Only single issue comics at local comic shops? No trades? No variant covers? These are the insane marketing ploys of the newest comic publisher on the block: BAD IDEA. Join Matt Kindt (Sweet Tooth) and David Lapham (Stray Bullets) the creators behind BI’s first release Hero Trade as they talk to retailer/podcaster Aaron Haaland (A Comics Store) about this bold new way of telling comic book stories.

Bad Idea

DENNIS HALLUM: Creator Spotlight

Panelists: Dennis Hallum, Matthew Klein, John Petrie
Host: Matthew Klein
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 5pm ET / 2pm PT

X-O ManowarSpider-ManDarth Vader, and so many more. In this entertaining and insightful panel, New York Times bestselling author and Harvey Award-winning writer Dennis Hallum discusses his impressive career in comics, offers advice to aspiring writers, and explains what it’s like crafting all-new adventures for iconic comic book characters! This live panel is presented by Valiant Entertainment and will also feature Valiant’s VP of Sales & Marketing Matthew Klein and Senior Manager Sales & Merchandise John Petrie.

Dennis Hallum

50 YEARS OF OVERSTREET: w/ Todd McFarlane, Kevin Nowlan, & John K. Snyder III

Panelists: Todd McFarlane, Kevin Nowlan, John K. Snyder III, Mark Huesman
Host: JC Vaughn
Sunday, October 25, 2020 – 4pm ET / 1pm PT

The Overstreet Price Guide has been the bible of comic book collecting and pricing for 50 years. To celebrate the milestone, Overstreet’s JC Vaughn talks to artists Todd McFarlaneKevin Nowlan, and others about iconic covers that have made the publication as collectable as the comic book price info within.

50 YEARS OF OVERSTREET

Review: Rai #8

Rai #8

Sci-fi masterminds Dan Abnett and Juan José Ryp pull you further into their futuristic landscape in Rai #8! Rai and Raijin’s quest leads them to a Positronic utopia! Except peace is never as peaceful as it looks. Will the pair preserve or perish?

In some ways, reviewing this series is both a blessing and a bit of a headache. The creative team are so damn consistent, that I’m almost running out of new things to say about a series. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because the consistency of Rai is an incredible strength to the series and I look forward to reading it more than any other book each month – it was the book I was most excited for when comics began shipping again.

The following two paragraphs are taken from my review of the previous issue, not because I’m lazy, but because rather than rewrite the same thing in a different way, I’m being economical with our time. If you read the review of the last issue then you can skip them – if not, then you should really check it out.

There’s no question in my mind anymore that Rai is one of the absolute best series from any publisher currently being published. It is unquestionably Valiant’s best. The first volume of the series has been collected in trade, and you can find my reviews of the first, second, third, and fourth issues at those links. Initially, the series took me by surprise – given how much I loved the precursor, Fallen World, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy Rai as much as I have. Every issue has been near perfection. The theme of the series has the inclusion of technology in our lives and the potential future we face with an over-reliance on the devices in our hands, pockets, and on our wrists. One could argue I’m reading too much into the comics, but I’d like to counter that. After all, what a reader takes from a book can be different depending on their perspective, and I know there’s too much technology in my life already.

The core concept of the series has been remarkably simple in that Rai and his younger brother figure who is also an older model android, Raijin (it’s not actually as confusing as it sounds, but to fully understand it you may want to circle back through the first volume of Rai written by Matt Kindt), are searching for Offspirng. Pieces of artificially intelligent code that when returned to Bloodfather will make him nigh unstoppable. Each issue centers around Rai and Raijin and their search for more Offspring, giving the series it’s overarching plot line while allowing Dan Abnett to have each issue effectively tell either a whole story or the first (or second) half of one. It’s in these single issues that Abnett explores the various subtexts that lend themselves so well to science fiction.

Back with me?

Perfect. Rai #8 ratchets up the tension as Rai, Raijin and their human companion Alice encounter a city of positronics in their search for Offspring, pieces of AI code they must destroy to prevent the evil Father from being able to exert his influence over the lands. We’re also given a look at how some outsiders are welcome in any society, but others are shunned and ignore – often for things far out of their own control. It’s not uncomfortable, nor is it overly obvious, but it’s the subtleties of Juan Jose Ryp’s artwork that really sells the scene.

Speaking of the art, Jose Ryp’s artwork is once again brilliant. His detailed yet gentle style has always been among my favourite art styles for action books, and the lack of heavy inking only serves to emphasize the beauty of the art. Man, Ryp’s art is every bit as good as the story, and elevates the comic to an entirely new level. Coloured by Andrew Dalhouse, the visual presentation of the book is near flawless. I’ve been a huge fan of both Ryp and Dalhouse ever since I first saw their work in a Valiant book, and I have never been disappointed by either man’s work; this book, muxh like every other in the series, is no exception.

Is Rai #8 a perfect comic? No, but it’s damn close. I don’t know that I could find any fault in the story, art, or presentation if I tried – and I tried (I try to make sure I’m not being too blinded by a comic, after all). Again, this is the one book I am most excited for each month, and each month I’ve never been let down. Truly one of the very best books on the racks.

Story: Dan Abnett Artist: Juan Jose Ryp
Colorist: Andrew Dalhouse Letter: Dave Sharpe

Story: 9.8 Art: 9.8 Overall: 9.8 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Today’s New Digital Comics Features Over 125 New For You!

Iron Man #2

It’s Wednesday which means it’s a brand new day of comics! There are over 125 new digital comics available for you right now on comiXology. You can check out the whole list of releases here and get shopping or check out the individual releases by the publisher below!

AfterShock

Albatross Funnybooks

American Mythology Productions

Archie Comics

AWA Studios

BOOM! Studios

comiXology Submit

Dark Horse

DC Comics

Drawn & Quarterly

Dynamite Entertainment

Harlequin

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Lion Forge Comics

Marvel

Oni Press

Tidalwave Productions

Titan Comics

Valiant

Vault Comics

Zenescope


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Preview: RAI #8

RAI #8

Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by JUAN JOSÈ RYP
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Letters by DAVE SHARPE 
Cover A by WALT SIMONSON
Cover B by BRET BLEVINS
Preorder Variant Cover by KANO
On sale OCTOBER 21st | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

Sci-fi masterminds Dan Abnett and Juan José Ryp pull you further into their futuristic landscape!

Rai and Raijin’s quest leads them to a Positronic utopia! Except peace is never as peaceful as it looks. Will the pair preserve or perish?

RAI #8

Review: Bloodshot #9

Bloodshot #9

In a world overrun with monsters, only Bloodshot can end Hell on Earth in Bloodshot #9! What does the gripping conclusion of “Burned” mean for the future of Bloodshot?

The strength of Tim Seeley‘s Bloodshot run has often been the sense of urgency of the story, and the speed in which things happen, which when brought to life by an all-star cast of artistic talent has often had the effect of throwing you into a John Wick film. The series has been relentless. A breath of excitement borne from the action movie pace of the comic; when it’s good, it’s very good. The three-part The Burned arc has taken the action-packed formula to heart and has added in some subtle elements like Godzilla sized monsters.

Oddly, despite the grand theatrics on display, Bloodshot #9 falls flatter than previous entries in the series. There’s a lack of cohesiveness to the comic that’s most evident when it tries to pull of the grand reveal/finale only to leave you wondering what happened.

Without explicitly spoiling the comic I can’t get into specifics, so skip this paragraph if you want to go in blind. Bloodshot, his nanites and Eidolon have concocted a plan to spread his consciousness over two bodies with one being active at once to allow him to move from one place to another in a breath. While I appreciate the originality of the idea, for me it felt like it was used more as a device to cut the length of the story out of necessity rather than as an exploration of what the character is capable of (with assistance from others), and because of the lack of foreshadowing the moment came off as a deus ex machina rather than a planned story beat.

Of course, the above is purely my own feelings on the comic (much like the review as a whole, honestly), and your mileage may vary.

Whether it’s the COVID related gap between the last few issues or the abrupt ending to the current arc, Seeley has a lot to contend with as he pulls plot threads from previous issues into the finale to tie them off faster than one would expect, making this comic a harder entry point for new readers than previous issues.

Seeley is joined by artists Marc Laming and Jason Masters, inker Adelso Corona, colorist Andrew Dalhouse, and letterer Dave Sharpe. All of whom combine for an aesthetic that appeals enormously to me. The style gives me a sense of nostalgia for the comic art I read growing up; it’s dynamic, clean and yet full of life and vibrancy, though the lustre may be wearing a little thin given that there seemed to be a little less flow to what was on the page in some scenes – not every one, but some of the more chaotic fight scenes with the giant monsters were a little harder to follow than fight scenes in earlier comics in the series. Whether this is due to the size of the combatants relative to each other making it harder to choreograph the battle, or the two artists working on the comic not fully jiving together, could be up for debate if the rest of the comic did have the same issues with artistic flow that are apparent in the giant monster scenes.

Bloodshot #9 aside, reading an issue of Seeley’s Bloodshot has always been a great reminder of the excitement I used to have reading comics, and while this issue doesn’t have the same nostalgic magic that previous issues have had, it is still one that’s worth reading if you’re following the series. But it won’t be the best place to start reading the series.

Story: Tim Seeley Art: Marc Laming
Ink: Adelso Corona Color: Andrew Dalhouse Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.7 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Read

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.


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Today’s New Digital Comics Features over 150 New Comics from Marvel, BOOM!, Image, Aftershock, and More!

We Live #1

It’s Wednesday which means new comic book day! There’s over 150 new digital comics to choose from right now on comiXology and definitely something for everyone. You can get shopping right now or check out what you can get by publishing below!

AAM-Markosia

AfterShock

American Mythology Productions

Antarctic Press

Archie Comics

AWA Studios

BOOM! Studios

comiXology Submit

Dark Horse Comics

DC Thomson

Dynamite Entertainment

Harlequin

Humanoids

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Kodansha

Marvel

NBM

Oni Press

Papercutz

Red 5 Comics

Tidalwave Productions

Titan Comics

Valiant Entertainment

Vault Comics

Zenescope


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