This week Valiant are spring-boarding off their Free Comic Book Day offerings to announce “Summer of Valiant” previews of upcoming titles. Their first announcement was that QUANTUM AND WOODY would be coming back starting in July, their first super hero team to grace the Valiant charge into their highly regarded and fan favorite lines this summer. On the second day of their week-long announcement schedule, they released preview art for X-0 MANOWAR, “The Road to Unity” (#15) also coming in July of 2013.
The original QUANTUM AND WOODY comics have actually been released recently in digital format on ComiXology for nostalgic fans to prepare for their return. Jody LeHeup, editor on the new book, says:
Since the day X-O Manowar #1 hit shelves, everywhere we’ve turned, fans have been demanding that Quantum and Woody step back into the spotlight.
James Asmus, who’s worked on a number of Marvel and indie titles is writing QUANTUM AND WOODY, with Tom Fowler, also a Marvel-ite, bringing the artwork.
To be fair, if you picked up VALIANT 2013 on FCBD, you’ll have seen a “sneak preview” of QUANTUM AND WOODY with an ad that it would be released July 10th 2013. Other titles announced with simply a poster ad in that comic are ETERNAL WARRIOR, H.A.R.D. CORPS, NINJAK, all announced as coming Summer 2013, and UNITY, coming in winter 2013.
Despite FCBD teasers, Summer of Valiant announcements this week, popping up in various exclusive interviews on a wide array of websites, give insight into the creation of each of these works and drop hints to keep you eager for what promises to be a Valiant Summer of Love.
Hannah Means-Shannon writes and blogs about comics for TRIP CITY and Sequart.org and is currently working on books about Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore for Sequart. She is @hannahmenzies on Twitter and hannahmenziesblog on WordPress.