If you’re not familiar with Valiant Comics, DCC ’16 is a great place to dive in. Valiant has been steadily gaining in popularity since the company re-booted in 2012, and two of their comics (BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER) are heading to the silver screen starting in 2017. Valiant’s characters may not have the name recognition of Superman or Captain America, but they are just as engaging, and don’t have the baggage of decades of storylines to dig through.
Valiant’s shared universe has something for everyone and is incredibly diverse. Looking for a female superhero who isn’t a size 2? Check out Faith Herbert. Looking for racially diverse characters and comic book creators? Then look no further than SHADOWMAN, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, and DIVINITY (to just name a few). The storylines of Valiant Comics are also incredibly diverse. Different Valiant Comics have political themes, comedy, time travellers, and run-ins with the supernatural, to just name a few story elements.
In the end, Valiant Comics are worth checking out because they aren’t trying to be the new Marvel or the DC, they are striking out on their own and making themselves a magnet for comic book creators and fans looking for something new.
Don’t miss the Valiant Comics panels!
Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here!
Saturday, June 18, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Valiant Comics: Summer of 4001 A.D.
Sunday, June 19, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Amy Richau is a Boulder-based freelance writer who writes about Star Wars on FANGirl Blog.