oxbladder wrote:They were essentially a victim of the 90's speculator market trend. They grew too fast flooded the market with books and variant covers and blew all their cash when the market collapsed. Essentially they had a very poor long term plan.
oxbladder wrote:Wasn't Jim Shooter also one of the bigwigs there? He hasn't had a very good track record running comic companies.
Chris wrote:If you have a particular interest in Valiant Comics, there's a good podcast about them.
Only the Valiant podcast
Danwars wrote:Some of those Valiant titles were actually pretty great. It seems like Marvel and DC were big enough to weather the storm of the mid to late nineties. Im suprised that Image and Darkhorse survived through it.
Uthor wrote:Enoss Reewobb wrote:Really is a crime that we still have Image but not Valiant or Defiant :/
I haven't read Valiant or Defiant, but I like a lot of stuff Image puts out these days. Granted, they've become a publisher of creator owned properties more than long running books in the "Image" universe, which makes 'em more like Dark Horse than Marvel or DC these days.
It's too bad Wildstorm has more or less imploded as there was some interesting stuff coming out of there, too.
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