The First Valiant Series Announcement (X-O Man of War)

After announcing a book for Free Comic Book Day and a lot of teasing, the relaunched Valiant has announced it’s first title. X-O Manowar is launching on May 2nd. That’s actually the Wednesday BEFORE Free Comic Book Day.

X-O’s high concept is, roughly stated, Conan in Iron Man’s suit. Essentially, a Visigoth warrior/barbarian is abducted by aliens and ends up with the aliens’ most advanced weapon in the universe suit of armor. It’s also been a popular concept a couple times around, particularly during the first Valiant run. Between the two previous Valiant launches, here’s a quick partial list of creators who’ve worked on X-O: Jim Shooter, Steve Englehart, Barry Windsor-Smith, Bob Layton, Bart Sears, Jackson Guice, Mark Waid, Dwayne McDuffie and Scot Eaton. Which is to say, “no pressure.”

Dark Horse pacts with Radical Entertainment for PROTOTYPE 2 web series

The video game company behind the popular PROTOTYPE series — NOT the comics company. Dark Horse will create a three-part story bridging the gap between the original Prototype and PROTOTYPE 2 which comes out this year. The series will be released digitally, starting February 15th.

Creators include Paco Díaz, Chris Staggs, and Victor Drujiniu.

The day Al Capp tried to get jiggy with Goldie Hawn

Actress Goldie Hawn was not always the taut Hollywood Royalty you see at movie premieres today. Back in the ’60s she was a teenaged girl looking to get into show biz after a casting agent spotted her on the street. The agent suggested she audition for a TV show hosted by cartoonist Al Capp. And the experience turned out to be rather demoralizing, as Capp came on so strong that she considered giving up her show biz dreams.