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USC grad helps resurrect 1990s comics company Valiant

Valiant Comics

Valiant comic book character X-O Manowar, part of the relaunched Valiant Comics.

L.A. Weekly took a look at the resurrection of Valiant Comics, a comic book company whose heyday was in the early 1990s but whose relevance slowly deteriorated before the comics ceased publication and its parent company entered bankruptcy in 2004.

An inspirational story to be sure, though there were a few details not included in the story that I thought were worth mentioning.

The best known of the original Valiant's characters is arguably Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, a character initially created in the 1950s but who Valiant picked up the rights to in the '90s. He starred in a line of successful video games. Several other Valiant characters became video game stars; video game company Acclaim Entertainment purchased the company in the mid-'90s and put the focus on the characters more as potential video game stars, and when that success didn't continue in either the Valiant line or other franchises, the company shut down in the early 2000s.