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Old 03-10-15, 12:59 PM
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Astro City just followed WildStorm around. The title became the bitch to whatever imprint the company threw it under. During the image years, it was WildStorm and Homage. Then after DC bought WS, they released it through Homage then a "Wildstorm Signature" series. It's now sitting under the Vertigo logo.

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Old 03-10-15, 02:06 PM
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Id think Harbinger, Shadowman, & Archer & Armstrong would play out better as TV series. i could definitely see XO manowar as a movie.
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You guys post pictures in every DC and Marvel topic, of characters that everyone knows. But nothing in here.
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Old 03-10-15, 05:31 PM
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This is random. They might as well do a movie universe based on Malibu comics(and yes I know Malibu was bought by Marvel). Archer and Armstrong, Bloodshot, and Shadowman seem to be the easiest/best bets to adapt.
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Id think Harbinger, Shadowman, & Archer & Armstrong would play out better as TV series. i could definitely see XO manowar as a movie.
Eternal Warrior could also be great as at tv series.

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'Bloodshot,' 'Harbinger' Comics to Get Film Treatment From Sony, Valiant Entertainment (Exclusive)

The deal will see 'Fast and Furious' producers team with 'John Wick' directors for 2017's 'Bloodshot.'

A month after comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment revealed it had received a nine-figure investment in its movie and television development arm, the independent publisher is announcing a five-picture deal with Sony Pictures to bring two of its series, Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen starting in 2017.

Both Bloodshot and Harbinger will receive two features each before a fifth movie, Harbinger Wars, will bring both properties together, inspired by the Valiant comic book series crossover from 2013.

Bloodshot, targeted for a 2017 release, will be directed by the John Wick team of David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, working from a screenplay by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) and Eric Heisserer (The Thing remake, the upcoming Story of Your Life). Matthew Vaughn and Jason Kothari will act as executive producers.

For Harbinger, Heisserer will provide the script solo, while potential directors are being kept under wraps for now. All five movies will be produced by Valiant's Dinesh Shamdasani, along with Original Film's Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe (The Fast and Furious franchise, 21 Jump Street). Andrea Giannetti will oversee for Sony.

Harbinger, created by former Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter and David Lapham, is a next-generation X-Men-esque storyline about a group of superpowered beings on the run from the Harbinger Foundation, an organization run by a mysterious philanthropist Toyo Harada. Bloodshot, created by Kevin Van Hook, Don Perlin and Bob Layton, is a soldier brought back from the dead by a secret government agency, turned into an unstoppable killing machine with no memory powered by nanotechnology.

Both properties were among the first revived by Valiant Entertainment during the company's relaunch in 2012, leading to 2013's Harbinger Wars series by Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski, Clayton Henry, Pere Perez and Clayton Crain.

In addition to Bloodshot and Harbinger, a number of other Valiant properties are in development, including odd-couple action comedy Archer & Armstrong and supernatural thriller Shadowman. The company received funding from DMG Entertainment in March for feature and television development, which teased development of properties for both the U.S. and China markets, including Chinese-language publishing and animation as well as movies.
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Reginald Hudlin to Direct Valiant's Supernatural Superhero Movie 'Shadowman'
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What is all that?
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What is all that?
A web series. -- http://comicbook.com/comics/2017/06/...vewire-archer/
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Old 06-14-17, 02:20 PM
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I was coming here to create a Thread about this.



Unfortunately, Valiant no longer has the rights to Turok, Solar or Magnus Robot Fighter. Those were part of the Gold Key license (which is now owned by DreamWorks). The movie deal would cover the characters owned solely by Valiant. I wouldn't mind seeing an Archer & Armstong movie.
Thank goodness!

While I was a fan of Turok and Solar (as well as Space Family Robinson), imho, Magnus Robot Fighter (as done by Russ Manning) was one of the best titles in the history of comics.

I absolutely despise what Valiant did to those comics. All in an attempt to give them an "adult" gravitas. It was like being served up a birthday cake... made of shit.

I guess that's what some people's idea of being an adult is... shitting on things.
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Old 06-14-17, 02:23 PM
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Yeah... that was pretty much my first response. I thought Valiant died a couple of decades ago.

They should have.
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Old 06-14-17, 05:49 PM
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I like Ninjak's suit, but not his headpiece. Was tempted at WonderCon to grab a couple of the rebooted titles since they offered discounted packages. Not sure I want to invest in them again just yet tho.
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Eternal Warrior could also be great as at tv series.

AUGUST 01, 2017 11:24am PT by Graeme McMillan
Dave Bautista Reveals He's Working on New Comic Book Movie 'Eternal Warrior'

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actor says he's "really excited" to play the immortal hero central to Valiant's comic book mythology.

After two film installments of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Dave Bautista looks like he might move into another comic book universe, with a tweet teasing a previously unknown project featuring a character from Valiant Entertainment.

Responding to a fan question, Bautista — who plays Drax in the Marvel Studios franchise, with his next appearance due in next year's Avengers: Infinity War — said that he was "really excited" about Valiant's Eternal Warrior, adding, "We are currently working to get the script fan-worthy, and then we'll be full on from there."

Valiant declined to comment on the existence of an Eternal Warrior movie in development, but sources told Heat Vision that any such project would likely be related to the Archer & Armstrong movie currently being developed by Terry Rossio and director Ruben Fleischer. In Valiant's comic book mythology, the Eternal Warrior — aka Gilad Anni-Padda — is the brother of the "Armstrong" from the latter project; a third brother, Ivar Anni-Padda, features in the comic book series Timewalker.

The concept behind Eternal Warrior is a simple one: Resurrected using a mysterious artifact after a battlefield death millennia ago, Gilad has become functionally immortal with two unexpected side effects. Firstly, he can be killed — it's just that he will come back to life afterwards, no matter how painful a process that might be. Secondly, across the centuries, he falls into the service of the Earth itself, defending the Geomancer, a being chosen by the planet to act as its champion in times of need. Needless to say, neither being the Geomancer nor their defender is an entirely easy — or un-dangerous — proposition.

A potential Eternal Warrior project would add to a busy development slate for Valiant, which is currently developing Archer & Armstrong and Shadowman in-house to be shopped to studios, in addition to working on Harbinger and Bloodshot for Sony with Arrival's Eric Heisserier scripting both (Jared Leto is in talks to star in the latter project).
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JANUARY 29, 2018 7:30am PT by Borys Kit
Comic Book Shake-Up: DMG Entertainment Acquires Valiant (Exclusive)

The industry's third largest superhero universe is looking to make a concerted push into film, television and other media platforms.

The industry's third largest superhero universe is looking to make a concerted push into film, television and other media platforms.

The battle for cinematic universes has taken a new turn as DMG Entertainment, the entertainment company involved with movies such as Looper and Chappaquiddick, has acquired Valiant Entertainment, the comic publisher that boasts the third-largest universe of superhero characters.

DMG, run by founder and CEO Dan Mintz, already had a 57 percent stake in Valiant, but made a strategic move for whole ownership in order to make a concerted push into film, television and other media platforms.

“This is about taking it to the next level,” says Mintz, a former filmmaker-turned-entrepreneur. “I am not looking on expanding from a publishing standpoint but from a motion picture standpoint.”

While not as massive compared with the Big Two, comic industry parlance for giants Marvel and DC, Valiant does have a robust library of 2,000 characters and publishes an award-winning line of comics from top writers and artists with titles such as X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and Ninjak.

Valiant was founded in 1989 with former Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter as one of the founders and published a mix of original creations and characters licensed from another publisher. With some former Marvel writers and artists, the company mounted a formidable challenge to the Big Two, not least in part because it did what those companies did, namely, integrate its characters and storylines.

Valiant was bought by video game company Acclaim Entertainment in the mid-'90s, but by the early 2000s Acclaim’s fortunes soured. The rights to the characters were eventually picked up by entrepreneurs Dinesh Shamdasani and Jason Kothari and a resurrected company began publishing again in 2012.


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Mintz says he is not looking to make wholesale changes — “The plan is not to go in there and take apart what’s working,” he says — but some reverberations are already occurring. Shamdasani, who acted as CEO, is transitioning out of the company.

The writers and artists who will stay to continue working the comics, without skipping a beat, Mintz insists, will now have their eyes on other platforms.

“You can expect more strong storytelling with a defined road to other platforms,” he says. “I’m also looking forward to bringing the writers close to the filmmaking process, which is something that is also important, and not keeping them siloed into the comic book area.”

Valiant already has plenty of Hollywood activity. Harbinger and Bloodshot are set up at Sony, with the latter title now having Vin Diesel attached to star. Quantum and Woody, a favorite of Mintz's (he likes buddy action comedies), is in development as a television show with the Russo Brothers' Getaway Productions, while Dr. Mirage is also set up as a TV series with CBS Studios and The CW Network.

For Mintz, Valiant occupies a valuable position in the IP field. Not only is it something with a global awareness, but it is also something that people pay for, month in and month out, and is in a “tipping point” place, making it ready for a next-level jump.

“This is something that is validated already and is on a road that has already been traveled by Marvel and DC,” he says.

The value of the deal was not disclosed and Mintz had no comment, other than to add, “You don’t step into something like this lightly. You don’t want a very expensive pet.”
The problem with making this universe is that it will need collaboration between studios making the films. Not sure how DMG will force that.
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The best move Valiant could make is getting bought out by DC Comics. I'm surprised Warner/DC hasn't approached Valiant.

Development in Hollywood speak really doesn't mean much, everything in Hollywood is at some stage of development. Including projects that have no chance of ever getting made.
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The best move Valiant could make is getting bought out by DC Comics. I'm surprised Warner/DC hasn't approached Valiant.

Development in Hollywood speak really doesn't mean much, everything in Hollywood is at some stage of development. Including projects that have no chance of ever getting made.
I'm curious, why do you think DC would want Valiant?
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The problem with Valiant is that so mamy of the properties are knock-offs of something else. X-O Manowar is Conan the Barbarian in Iron Man's suit, Bloodshot is the Punisher with some Japanese stuff grafted onto him, Harbinger is basically the X-Men., yadda, yadda, yadda...
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Some,of those were around decades ago (half a century) as part of another publishers line.

Also so what. If the stories are good what’s the difference if they are similar to another character.
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I haven’t read any of this new go round of Valiant but the run from 20+ years ago was great.
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Some,of those were around decades ago (half a century) as part of another publishers line.

Also so what. If the stories are good what’s the difference if they are similar to another character.
What? This current valiant lost the rights to all the gold key characters (Magnus Robot Hunter, Turok, Solar Man of the Atom), so the only characters they have are the ones that Valiant themselves created when Jim Shooter founded them, unless I'm forgetting something.

I mean, the characters have some recognition from being hot in the heyday of speculative comics, but it's not like DC doesn't have even more iconic characters that they're trying to build around; it'll be like Marvel buying up the Ultraverse, or more recently, Crossgen.
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I’m sure you’re right but as I said I haven’t read any of the new stuff so I wasn’t aware of what’s still getting published . I was just responding to Josh who mentioned XO and Bloodshot.

Are those two not published currently?
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Some,of those were around decades ago (half a century) as part of another publishers line.

Also so what. If the stories are good what’s the difference if they are similar to another character.
Valiant was bought by a company that wants a prefabricated universe of superheroes to exploit as films. The most prominent of these characters -- XO, Bloodshot, Harbinger -- are all really similar to existing Marvel franchise characters, so if they make an XO movie it's going to come off like an Iron Man knock-off to mainstream audiences.

Though not all of Valiant's stable comes off like that. They have Quantum & Woody and Archer & Armstrong, though those characters have little cultural clout and they could just as well come up with original concepts for a lot less money.

But maybe they could pull off a Q&W tv series, or cast Rebel Wilson as Faith, and ride the superhero wave for a while.
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The best move Valiant could make is getting bought out by DC Comics. I'm surprised Warner/DC hasn't approached Valiant.

Development in Hollywood speak really doesn't mean much, everything in Hollywood is at some stage of development. Including projects that have no chance of ever getting made.
DC Comics has bought out a number of smaller comic book companies over the last fifty years - Fawcett, Charlton, Wildstorm, etc. It's about gobbling up as many superhero characters as possible for future inclusion into the DC universe. It is true that Warner probably wouldn't have as much interest in turning the Valiant characters into other mediums for a long time. This is about their comic book potential first and foremost.
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Turok and XO Manowar were my favorite of the Valiant universe comics especially when Bart Sears drew them.
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