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Valiant Entertainment and Visionbooks Partner for Animated Digital Comic Books

Read X-O MANOWAR #1, in this format, freeeeee!

Press Release

Visionbooks is proud to announce a new partnership agreement with award-winning comic book publisher, Valiant Entertainment. Launching today with the release of X-O Manowar #1-4 on theVisionbooks app, relive the best-selling first story arc of Valiant’s alien-armored Visigoth hero as realized byVisionbooks’ groundbreaking digital animation process.

Visionbooks revolutionizes comic book reading by transforming two-dimensional comic books into a digital animation experience. By combining traditional comics with cutting-edge technology, Visionbooks creates dimensional action like explosions, smoke, weather, character conflicts and action, all within static comic panels.

From New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Armor Hunters, Green Lantern) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan), X-O Manowar is the acclaimed series that relaunched Valiant’s publishing line in 2012 to critical and commercial success. Named the “Best Revival of 2012” by The Onion/A.V. Club and “Best Ongoing Series” by Ain’t It Cool News, the tale of Aric of Dacia’s transformation from fifth-century freedom fighter to modern-day America’s most powerful superhero begins right here with the chart-topping debut that IGN calls “one of the bestbooks being published right now, period.”

Visionbooks’ technology and application showcases comics in a completely new way, while preserving the original narrative and layout found in paper comics. Click here to download Valiant’s X-O Manowar #1, free of charge, right now at Visionbooks.

“This partnership with Valiant gives Visionbooks an opportunity to work with classic superheroes and create a cinematic reading experience that engages the next generation of new comic book fans,” said Francesco Scrufari co-founder of Visionbooks.

“Visionbooks is pushing the envelope with our new digital technology. Who better to partner with than Valiant, a publisher who is also known for their innovation and creativity,” said Simone Offredo, co-founder of Visionbooks.

In addition to Valiant Entertainment, Visionbooks’ current partnerships include: Asylum Press, Arcana, Real Interface Studios, A.P.N.G. Enterprises, Vanquish Interactive, Pavesio and Cavalletto.

For more information, visit VisionbooksApp on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and at

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Posted by BeaconofStrength


Posted by micah

Hell Yeah, go Valiant

Posted by tparks

Wow. Some of that art was very impressive with the motion added. I thought it was going to just be gimmicky, but that was well done. I don't think this would work for a lot of books, but a book with great art and colors like this is perfect.

Posted by derekvang

Looks pretty dope

Posted by Mars8254

I've been waiting for something similar to this. I was hoping they would start making digital comics with audio. Ill totally check this out. Always been interested in XO manowar

Posted by JLArturo

That's actually really cool.

Edited by Transformers1024

I hope they do Bloodshot next!!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous


Posted by superior_prime_maybe

Im so craving for an 2d animated series or movie for XO manowar, Bloodshot or quantum and woody.

Posted by bladewolf

Im so craving for an 2d animated series or movie for XO manowar, Bloodshot or quantum and woody.

I'd LOVE that!