Valiant Comics has revealed it will be publishing three new series this coming year. ScreenRant unveiled the news with an exclusive look at the upcoming titles. They include X-O Manowar, Book of Shadows, and Bloodshot Unleashed. These series are set to expand on the shared universe from the publisher in what they are calling the “Year of Valiant”.
What is the Year of Valiant?
Back in October, ScreenRant revealed Valiant Comic’s plans for the coming year. Dubbing 2022 the “Year of Valiant,” the comic company shared its plans to dominate the year. This includes launching new series, building new creative teams, and focusing on the shared universe within their titles.
This new push for content is meant to open the world of Valiant Comics to old and new readers alike. With the publisher coming up on its 20th birthday, Executive Editor Rob Levin shared some of the company’s reasoning for all the content. He told ScreenRant that the company is “building on the incredible legacy of both the original ’90s comics and the 2012 reboot”. This means focusing on “stellar characters who encompass so many different types of stories, and the tightest and most accessible shared universe in comics.” At the end of the day, it is all about bringing great stories to readers.
So, What Are These Three New Series?
As March slowly creeps up, the comic publisher has already featured the Deadside War in Shadowman and Faith in The Harbinger. Plus, March will welcome a new Armorclads series and the return of Archer & Armstrong in May.
Now, Valiant Comics is sharing more new titles to expand on this universe. First up is the Book of Shadows, which will focus on a supernatural team. Shadowman, Punk Mambo, Doctor Mirage, and Eternal Warrior will come together under writers Cullen Bunn and Riccardo Latina. Together, this new team will take on a new villain Exarch Fane. This series will mark the first time that this group of heroes has worked together.
Next up is Bloodshot Unleashed from Deniz Camp, Jon Davis-Hunt, Jordie Bellaire, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. The series will see the hero travel America and stop a group of escaped living weapons.
X-O Manowar Unconquered is a new series by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Liam Sharp. In this series, the titular hero will travel to “uncharted cosmic territory” to face a powerful foe. This encounter will force the hero to dive into his own past.
The three series will be launching later this year with Book of Shadows arriving in July. Next up,, Bloodshot Unleashed will hit shelves sometime in September. And finally, fans will have to wait until November for more X-O Manowar adventures. It truly is the Year of Valiant.