Valiant and comiXology have teamed up for Valiant High #1, a brand new original digital series written by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” writer Daniel Kibblesmith and artist Derek Charm and David Baron.
This new four-part series takes Valiant’s biggest heroes out of battle and puts them in high school. The idea is to provide a hilarious reimagining of Valiant’s superhero universe where the next cataclysm will have to wait until prom night.
Valiant High takes place at the super-powered preparatory academy, Valiant High, and sees Aric “X-O Manowar” Dacia as star football player. Colin “Ninjak” King is a foreign exchange student, Bloodshot has become a dodgeball, Amanda, “Livewire” McKee and Faith “Zephyr” Herbert are freshman taking it on day at a time. The series will feature Archer & Armstrong; the Death-Defying Dr. Mirage; Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior; Toyo Harada; Kris Hathaway; Peter Stanchek; Quantum and Woody; and more.
The story does take place out of Valiant’s standard continuity.
Valiant High is part of the comiXology Originals program that features exclusive content on comiXology and Kindle. It is also the first miniseries in the comiXology Originals program.
“Valiant has one of the deepest and most diverse libraries of characters in the history of comics. From action-adventure to historical fiction and even comedy, our heroes lend themselves to an incredible array of settings and genres, and we’re always looking to challenge the notion of what kind of stories we can tell,” said Valiant Chief Operating Officer Gavin Cuneo. “Now, in tandem with comiXology Originals, we’re proud to break new ground yet again with Valiant High and reinvent the Valiant Universe from the ground up in a hilarious new world that’s a perfect introduction to all of our most renowned superhero icons… From Archer & Armstrong to Faith to X-O Manowar and everyone in between.”
“With Valiant High, readers everywhere will have fun seeing established Valiant characters like Faith, Ninjak, and X-O Manowar face the trials and tribulations of high school,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s Head of Content & Senior Director of Communications, “The creative team of Kibblesmith, Charm and Baron deliver a hilarious story that new readers will love, while also giving core Valiant fans a fresh way to enjoy their favorite characters.”
Valiant High #1 is available today for $3.99 or free to comiXology Unlimited subscribers and comiXology Unlimited 30-day free trial subscribers.
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