Valiant Joins Nigeria’s Pedastudio for
New Publishing Partnership to Expand into African Marketplace
As recently unveiled during the 6th Annual Lagos Comic Con in Lagos, Nigeria, Valiant Entertainment has announced a new partnership with foreign publisher Pedastudio, which will license and distribute its library of critically acclaimed titles across Africa. Under this new partnership, the adventures of Valiant’s globally recognized superhero series – starting with ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, BLOODSHOT, HARBINGER, HARBINGER WARS, and QUANTUM AND WOODY– will soon be found in print and digital under the Pedastudio banner in countries including Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.
“Valiant’s readership worldwide continues to expand in droves, and we continue to further the excitement by bringing our greatest series to a bigger array of international territories than ever before,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales. “Together with Pedastudio, Valiant has now extended its international presence into 37 countries – a figure that now includes, for the first time, African countries with massive and rapidly expanding comic book audiences.”
Pedastudio is the latest in a long line of publishers to join Valiant’s already extensive network of international partnerships around the globe, which also currently includes Bliss Comics in France, Büyülü Dükkan in Turkey, CFx in Pakistan, China Mobile in China, Cornea Entertainment in India, Jambo in Brazil, Kamite in Mexico, Lezhin in Korea, Medusa Comics in Spain, NHN Comico in Korea and Japan, OVNI Press Editorial throughout Latin America, ShoPro in Japan, Social Comics in Brazil, Sokol Express in Russia, Schwerkraft-Verlag in Germany, Star Comics in Italy, Viverra in Russia, World Publishing in China, and Wydawnictwo Fantasmagorie in Poland.
Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Valiant also recently announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit them online at ValiantEntertainment.com.
Pedastudio is the parent company for Pedacomics run by creative-minded people that want to make the world a better place by telling amazing stories and building achievable worlds from the heart of Africa. Our titles include the recently released award-winning “Chronicles of the Newborn Rise of the Mlezi VOL #1” and “The Amazing Tek Kids,” a comic book geared towards teaching kids value and a sense of pursuing greater things in life, etc. Our goal is to build the comic book market in Africa with our IP and other high quality global brands.