Word on the street is that Valiant has a lot of new stuff coming down the pike, and perhaps to run the paving machine for both the street and the pike, they’ve promoted Warren Simons to Editor-in-Chief. His previous title was Executive Editor. Since the company’s relaunch in 2011, Wimons has been in charge of book including X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong, Unity, Rai, and more. In his new role as Editor-in-Chief, Simons will continue to preside over all day-to-day operations of Valiant’s editorial department, and manage Valiant’s growing editorial team, which was just boosted by the addition of former DC assistant editor Kyle Andrukiewicz. CBR has the promotion interview that has a nice snapshot of Valiant’s progress so far:
Over the next month or so, we’ll have announcements coming up that will be some of the biggest books that Valiant’s ever done. We have some absolute monsters coming down the line. I can’t get into it too much, but I will say that I am extremely, extremely excited for what we have. It’s a couple different projects I’m working on — the scripts have been terrific, we have some monster artists lined up. So I feel like the best is yet to come. We’re really happy with what we accomplished, I’m really happy with the books. But I want to make sure that the comic we put out tomorrow is better than the one we put out yesterday.
Everyone we talked to who works for Valiant in recent weeks has seemed pretty complimentary about working for the company, and Simons should be taking some of the credit for that.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.