VALIANTfans.com is the home of the Valiant Revisited website, first created in 1999 to provide reference information online to collectors of Valiant Comics. VALIANTfans.com does not produce comic books and is not affiliated with any company.
Valiant Comics was formed in 1990 by former Marvel Editor-In-Chief and legendary writer Jim Shooter. Shooter left Marvel to co-create Valiant characters and the Valiant universe with top comic book creators from Marvel (Bob Layton, Barry Windsor Smith, etc.).
Valiant stormed onto the market with stories of unequaled quality and quickly became an industry leader. During the 1990s, a period which saw more competition in the market than ever before as many new publishers sprang up, Valiant Comics sold more than 80 million comic books, and became the third industry giant in the newly formed 'big three' (as opposed to the previous 'big two' of Marvel and DC) and was awarded Publisher of the Year.
In 1994, Valiant Comics was bought for $65 million by video game giant Acclaim Entertainment (the company responsible for the Mortal Kombat franchise). Acclaim marginalized the comic book publishing division and focused on mining the Valiant properties for video games. Acclaim sold approximately 8 million video games featuring Valiant characters including the Turok and Shadowman franchises. In 2000, after sustaining heavy losses from its sports games, Acclaim discontinued comic book publishing and other non core businesses.
Valiant Comics is the third most recognizable universe of characters in comics. The rapid rise of Valiant can be attributed to both the quality of its stories and the flawed realism of its characters. Valiant Comics have been praised by many in the industry as superior examples of comic stories and continuity. A pivotal event for Valiant was the 1992 Unity storyline, which has resulted in the term "pre-Unity" to describe the earliest Valiant comics produced before the Unity event. About 50 comics comprise the pre-Unity issues of Valiant comics.
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