Warren Simons Promoted to EIC of Valiant (Wasn’t Already EIC of Valiant?)

In surprising news, not least because I thought he was already the Editor in Chief of Valiant Comics, today Warren Simons was announced as the Editor in Chief of Valiant Comics.

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The former Executive Editor has been with the company since their relaunch of the comics line in 2011. Having previously worked for Marvel, he’s brought a lot of Marvel’s company processes across with him – Valiant share the same submissions process, similar hiring processes, and so on. Over the last three years the company managed to make a mark, launch well, but crucially then retained an audience. They are smaller than several other companies, but they’ve managed to carve out a consistent readership, which has been one of their most notable successes since the launch.

Simons personally edits several of the comics, including flagship title X-O Manowar. The first thing on his docket will be the upcoming new wave of books – The Delinquents, The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage, and several others. Following the finale of books like Shadowman and Archer & Armstrong, it’s all believed that several existing titles will be relaunching later this year or in 2015 – so there’ll be a lot to keep an eye on now he’s EIC.

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