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Acclaim Comics, aka VH-2 (for "Valiant Heroes Two"), was a comic book publishing company and sub division of video game developer Acclaim Entertainment from 1994 to 2004.

HistoryEdit

FoundationEdit

In 1994, Acclaim Entertainment purchased the publication company Valiant Comics. Their goal was to make video games about the characters and use the comic books as additional marketing for the video games, however, for two more years Acclaim continued publishing the ongoing series under the Valiant banner (and logo). In 1996, they completely rebooted the Valiant Universe and re-branded it as Acclaim Comics, retooling many of the properties to make them more adaptable for video games.

VH-2Edit

The new universe, "Acclaim Comics / Valiant Heroes", became to be known as "VH-2" (for "Valiant Heroes Two") because of the drastic changes to the character's identities and backgrounds. Here is a list of Valiant's major properties and what Acclaim did to them:

BankruptcyEdit

In 2004, the company eventually went bankrupt. The final comic books were Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion and Turok: Evolution in 2000 and 2002, respectively, and were based on the video games of the same name. All other publications had already been canceled by early 2000.

The rights to the Valiant Universe were then acquired by Valiant Entertainment in 2005, who rebooted the line again in 2012. For this reason, the period between 1996-2004 is thought of as the "Acclaim Comics" or "Acclaim Years" era in Valiant continuity. Only a few characters who were originally introduced by Acclaim Comics found their way into the Valiant Entertainment Universe, notably Quantum and Woody and the (location) Deadside. Valiant Entertainment would reboot the universe based on the characters' original identities with the exception of Bloodshot who would still keep the identity of Raymond Garrison that was added by Acclaim but the D.O.A. would be replaced with P.R.S. again.

RelatedEdit

Valiant UniversesEdit

The collector's consensus today divides Valiant into three sections:

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