Valiant Effort: Like This? You’ll Like That – X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong Edition

By Jared Cornelius In the summer of 2012 Valiant Comics returned from the grave, they rose not as shambling zombie, but as a glorious phoenix, but I didn’t know that.  At the time I had turned my nose up at X-O Manowar and Bloodshot, I scoffed at the idea that the 90’s were back and expected another round of Malibu or Awesome Comics.  But last year on a whim I decided […]

Malibu Comics – A Look Back at 20 Years of Independent Innovation

Mark Robert Bourne write for Bleeding Cool from San Diego Comic Con. 20 years ago, working from the back porch of Dave Olbrich’s Southern California home, Tom Mason was viciously attacked by a deranged slobbering Squirrel. Havoc ensued. Well, that’s sort of what happened, if you told the story stone drunk. Actually, because Malibu Comics, […]

Marvel And Malibu – What’s Five Percent Between Friends

Tom Brevoort has been answering questions about the Ultraverse issues raised by Steve Englehart, on Formsporing. Specifically whether it was the 5% royalty issue that caused the non-publication. Brevoort had been named by Englehart as someone who had trued to get Ultraverse comics published of later at Marvel. No, it has nothing to do with […]

Steve Englehart – How 5% Doomed The Ultraverse

In a podcast interview from Alt3red Egos with Steve Engelhart, describing his career in comics, he talked openly about his work on the Ultraverse for Malibu – and what happened when Marvel bought the company and closed down the comics line. Englehart says that in 2004, Tom Brevoort approached him to integrate the Ultraverse into the […]

Jim Starlin’s Breed III To Be Published By Image

At the Detroit Fanfare convention at the weekend, I’m told that Jim Starlin made an announcement to fans that the final Breed series has found a publisher, Image Comics. The first two series of Breed were originally published by Malibu back in 1994 and 1995. But then a little thing called boom and bust happened […]