UNIVERSES – The Valiant Universes

Getting into comics can seem difficult to the newcomer.  What are the different universes and why are there so many?


A minor universe rebooted a couple of times…

The Valiant Universe (VH1)

The Valiant Universe ran from 1992 – 1994.

With three titles licensed from Gold Key comics:

  • Magnus, Robot Hunter
  • Turok, Son of Stone
  • Dr Solar, Man of the Atom

and a number of original titles:

  • Harbinger
  • X-O Manowar
  • Rai
  • Shadowman

The first year featured the crossover “Unity” which spawned:

  • Eternal Warrior
  • Archer & Armstrong

and later added the titles:

  • Bloodshot
  • Ninjak
  • H.A.R.D. Corps
  • Second Life of Dr. Mirage
  • Timewalker

The Acclaim Universe (VH2)


The Acclaim Universe ran from 1994 – 1996, 2000.

After the sale of Valiant to computer game maker Acclaim, the line was relaunched.  With some titles being rebooted:

  • Magnus, Robot Fighter
  • Turok
  • Bloodshot
  • X-O Manowar
  • Shadowman
  • Ninjak
  • Eternal Warriors

And some additional titles:

  • Killer Instinct
  • Quantum and Woody
  • Trinity Angels
  • Troublemakers

Another mini-series called “Unity 2000” was launched in 2000, creating a third universe, but was cancelled mid-story.  The plan was for the series to end with the 2 universes combined.


The Valiant Entertainment Universe (VH3)

The Acclaim Universe restarted in 2013 (the rights to the Gold Key characters was lost and they were published first by Dark Horse and then by Dynamite)

  • Bloodshot & H.A.R.D. Corps
  • Harbinger
  • X-O Manowar
  • Rai
  • Shadowman
  • Eternal Warrior
  • Archer & Armstrong
  • The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage
  • Quantum & Woody

~ DUG.

[September 2014][October 2014][November 2014]


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