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October 5, 2012

Comics Korner: Archer & Armstrong #3 and Bloodshot #4

After last month’s intense cliffhanger endings, fans have been waiting with baited breath to find out what fate has in store for our heroes.  This Wednesday, October 10th, one day prior to their appearance at New York Comic Con, Valiant delivers the goods and then some in Bloodshot #4 and Archer & Armstrong #3 –…


October 5, 2012

Schmooze With Valiant’s Creative Team at NYCC

If you plan on attending New York Comic Con between October 11th-14th, be sure to swing by the Valiant Entertainment booth to grab a free preview book and pick up an NYCC-exclusive collected edition of the “Summer of Valiant” debut issues.  Better yet, you can chat with and get autographs from nearly their entire creative…


October 4, 2012

Dead Or Alive 5 is a Gorgeous but Flawed Fighter

The Dead or Alive franchise has always been something of a black sheep amongst established fighting games.  Treading the fine line between over-the-top fun and pervasive fan service, its combat mechanics too were an odd mix of hardcore strategy and rudimentary button-mashing.  Team Ninja’s latest entry, DOA5, doesn’t shake the series’ foundation much, but provides some incremental…


September 25, 2012

Borderlands 2: Load Up On Guns, Bring Your Friends

“Helloooo Traveler!” Gearbox’s highly-anticipated, shoot & loot adventure has returned to save you from the drudgery of your menial life; providing an action-packed (and largely hilarious) experience that’s impossibly easy to get lost in.  The developers have taken every aspect of their already stellar 2009 sleeper hit and improved upon them, often subtly and sometimes by…


September 14, 2012

Hail to the King of the Iron Fist Tournament

Namco/Bandai Games debuted the Tekken franchise in arcades nearly two decades ago, spawning numerous ports and sequels, including this year’s crossover with Street Fighter, and a rather large cast of memorable characters, each with their own canon backstory and unique fighting style.  It’s impressive roster is one of the factors that played into Tekken’s remarkable…


September 12, 2012

Double Dragon: Neon Gives Gamers a Nostalgic High Five

Double Dragon, specifically its beloved console debut back in 1988, still holds a special place in gamers’ hearts.  Unlike many blockbuster titles of that era, however, it lacked the staying power to maintain relevancy.  There were a few fantastic sequels over the years, although most were awful, and recent remakes of the original arcade version…


September 12, 2012

Avengers Initiative Smashes Its Way Onto iOS

The debut episode of Wideload Games’ Avengers Initiative, the latest Infinity Blade-inspired action title for iOS devices, lets players assume the role of The Hulk as he smashes through friend and foe.  Set throughout various locales from urban streets to industrial complexes and even the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, Avengers Initiative succeeds in providing an enjoyable experience…


September 12, 2012

Kastor’s Korner Chats with Archer & Armstrong’s Fred Van Lente

After Valiant’s big reveal that the Eternal Warrior would be returning to their universe, debuting in the pages of Archer & Armstrong, we managed to catch A&A writer and all-around-nice-guy Fred Van Lente between his panel appearances for a quick chat. Check out what he had to say about his work on the series and…


September 9, 2012

Valiant Steals the Show at Baltimore Comic Con 2012

Valiant’s panel at Baltimore Comic Con was the place to be for big announcements and sheer fan enthusiasm.  In attendance were (from left to right) Marketing & Communications Manager Hunter Gorinson, Executive Editor Warren Simons, Writer of Archer & Armstrong Fred Van Lente, Writer of X-O Manowar Robert Venditti, Writer of Bloodshot Duane Swierczynski, Writer…


September 9, 2012

Kastor’s Korner Chats with Archer & Armstrong’s Fred Van Lente

After Valiant’s big reveal that the Eternal Warrior would be returning to their universe, debuting in the pages of Archer & Armstrong, we managed to catch A&A writer and all-around-nice-guy Fred Van Lente between his panel appearances for a quick chat.  Check out what he had to say about his work on the series and…


September 7, 2012

Comics Korner: Harbinger #4 Review

In yet another stellar offering from Valiant, Harbinger #4 serves as a major turning point in the story as the series continues to delve into darker territory with each issue.  We are also formally introduced to a character who will soon have a major effect on the Valiant Universe.


September 7, 2012

Comics Korner: X-O Manowar #5 Review

Next week’s much-anticipated issue of X-O Manowar is nearly here and it’s utterly brilliant.  Laced with tragedy and filled with explosive action, this book demands your attention all the way to the heart-pounding cliffhanger ending.


September 7, 2012

Valiant Unveils a Color Preview of Shadowman #1

Valiant’s first new release since the four titles that made up the show-stopping “Summer of Valiant” lineup hits shelves on November 7th and it looks amazing.  Shadowman was one of their most successful franchises in its initial run and, if this preview is any indication, the relaunch is destined for greatness.


September 4, 2012

Comics Korner: Archer & Armstrong #2 Review

  Archer & Armstrong’s sophomore issue, hitting shelves Wednesday, September 5th, follows one of the best debuts of the year and is absolutely not to be missed.


September 4, 2012

Comics Korner: Bloodshot #3 Review

With this month’s issue of Bloodshot, writer Duane Swierczynski delivers yet another action-packed thrill ride topped off by a killer cliffhanger ending.