Valiant Entertainment is a media company founded by entrepreneurs Dinesh Shamdasani and Jason Kothari in 2005. It was established after Shamdasani and Kothari acquired the rights to the Valiant Heroes line of characters, originally published by Valiant Comics beginning in 1991. The rights to Valiant had previously been purchased by Acclaim Entertainment, but they went back on the market after Acclaim shut down in 2004. Valiant Entertainment would reboot the entire Valiant Universe for a new line of superhero comics in 2012.
The collector's consensus today divides Valiant into three sections: the Valiant Comics era universe (published between 1991-1996) known as "Valiant Heroes One" or "VH1"; the Acclaim Comics era universe (published between 1996 - 2000) lumped under the title "VH2" for "Valiant Heroes Two"; and the latest Valiant Entertainment era universe (published post-2012) which takes place in the "Valiant Entertainment Universe" or "VEI".
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Valiant Entertainment set out to focus on a "quality over quantity" approach. At first, they only released four new series — X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Archer & Armstrong — and later on they would settle to never release more than nine different titles (issues) per month on average. In addition, they would only do one crossover event per year, usually involving a limited number of books and major characters/teams.
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