Valiant Comics was a small comic book press founded by one of the most hated editors in the history of Marvel comics, Jim Shooter. After a successful run in the 90s, it eventually shut down when its parent company, Acclaim, restructured. Not everybody has DC’s Time Warner money or Marvel’s Disney backing.
In 2012, Valiant started relaunching series, and about a year ago, they revealed that they were going to create a movie universe modeled after Marvel’s successful cinematic universe.
Here’s how I would structure a TV series that handled their properties, should they have gone the television route, as opposed to the movie-verse. I’m only doing ten episode seasons, without the serial approach that I’ve done with the DC and Marvel properties because most of what’s available in trade format is their modern stuff, and that goes back almost four years, as opposed to DC & Marvel’s nearly 80 years apiece.
The fourth season was a tad goat-heavy and there was much-to-do about super teams. With the fifth seasons, characters move freely throughout the universe without having too much of a cross-over feel. When I started this chronology, there were barely enough books to cover five seasons, now there are probably enough for six, and I'm still loving this universe, so I'll probably keep adding more as the comics keep being collected.
Season Five: The Valiant