The company cited "an extremely alliterative name" as the chief reason for the promotion.
Source: Press Release
Hi there! Stoneman here, filling in for Royal Nonesuch, who has left The Outhouse to pursue a career as an evangelical preacher. I'm here to publish the latest press release from Valiant Entertainment, or, as Royal uneruditedly calls them, The Flying V. As a responsible outlet of comic book journalism, The Outhouse needs to maintain an amicable and cooperative relationship with comic book publishers. As head of Outhouse standards and practices, I try to enforce this policy, usually to no avail. But, for some reason, Valiant Entertainment still seems to like us. Sure, it might be more of a pity than a like, but hey, we take it where we can get it. That's why I've exclusively taken over handling Valiant's press releases until Royal's ministry is destroyed in a salacious sex scandal and he comes crawling back to us.
But enough about me! Here's the latest release from Valiant:
VALIANT Names ALEJANDRO ARBONA as ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Valiant is proud to announce that veteran editor Alejandro Arbona has been named to the position of Associate Editor. In his new role, Arbona will contribute to Valiant's growing slate of monthly titles, including Eternal Warrior, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps, Quantum and Woody, Shadowman, and more. Arbona is just the latest addition to Valiant’s editorial team, joining Assistant Editor Josh Johns, fellow Associate Editor Jody LeHeup, and Executive Editor Warren Simons.
"Alejandro is an exceptionally talented editor," said Simons. "I was able to work with him at Marvel for a number of years on some amazing titles, and I can't tell you how happy I am that he's joining Valiant. He will make a fantastic addition to the team."
A five-year veteran of Marvel editorial, Arbona edited a host of critically lauded titles during his tenure, including Invincible Iron Man, Osborn: Evil Incarcerated, Red Skull: Incarnate, Legion of Monsters, and more. Most recently, Arbona completed editorial duties on Casanova by Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá, and Fábio Moon; and Sacrifice, the best-selling, self-published series by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose.
"Valiant blew me away last year, and I had high expectations to begin with," said Arbona. "When you combine the familiarity of these characters with such fresh new ideas and approaches, and such a crackerjack team of writers, artists, and editors overseeing it all, the potential really is unlimited. And I'm over the moon I get to re-join forces with my mentor, Warren Simons, and take on an entirely new world of great stories."
"There has been a tremendous response to our books from all sides, and we're very fortunate to have strong sales and great reviews across the board. We have several new titles in the works with Quantum and Woody
hitting this Wednesday, and Eternal Warrior
and more special surprises coming later in the year," added Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. "We plan to expand ever further over the next 12 months and Alejandro was the natural choice to help us grow. He's an incredibly talented editor with a great body of work behind him, and we're excited and enthused to welcome him to the Valiant family."
For more information on Valiant Entertainment, visit ValiantUniverse.com.