Monday, April 22, 2013

COVER SHOTS: The Best From Valiant Entertainment's July 2013 Solicitations

If the main comic book publishers were a rock/pop band, Valiant would be their Beyonce. their Gwen Stefani. Their Slash. That person on the group that you just know has that x-factor, and is showing with every chord played they are aiming for nothing but high-notes, ready to breakaway from the rest. Continuing that pace in their July 2013 solicitations, here are the three best covers of that line-up;


Ryan for my money, is my 'Adam Hughes'. I still gush over his Kamandi pages for DC's Wednesday Comics, so it's great seeing his clean fluid linework get a primetime gig - especially on a title that suits as much as a new series of Quantum and Woody!

Valiant says: Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father's murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose - and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming! And the action-packed, zeitgeist-shredding exploitation stunt comic you demanded is here at last. (And, yes, there will be a goat too. Eventually.)

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Bloodshot #13
Dave Bullock
Oh this is clever. Do you see Bloodshot standing on a bleeding gun, surrounded by a giant skull or two Vegas dancing girls? People are outside your door with a straight-jacket and valium if you answer incorrectly, so chose wisely my friend.

X-O Manowar #15
Now if that doesn't look like a movie cover draft in the making, I don't know what does! Alien races, a lone warrior and one giant 'Don't F%$% with me' weapon. Wasn't there a time when that was all a decent movie needed?

 What do you think?   Sound off below. For Valiant's full July line-up, click the jump!


  1. It's the goat that does it. :) Who doesn't love a good goat on a cover. And spoken sound effects. Brilliant.

    But man, that Deadshot cover. It's like a James Bond film opening in still life.

  2. I'm fairly certain that thanks to your blog, and the fine things I hear elsewhere about Valiant, I'm determined to pick up every single trade they put out until I have reason not to.

  3. Random - I hear you - what superhero doesn't need a pet sidekick. Even Wolverine, though maybe Snikt the Chihuahua might be a bit of a hard sell, I'm sure we can think of something!

    Nuno - let me know what you think when you read them! I just brought another issue today while I was walkin' around, and each time I finish, I wish I'd brought another!

    Thanks for the comments!