VALIANT (1991 - 1993)

In late 1991, BWS was approached to act as creative director and lead artist at Valiant Comics, a start-up publisher that was breaking into the field. Valiant, founded by former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Jim Shooter, had licensed a few dormant characters from 1960s and 70s publisher Gold Key Comics. Those characters, Doctor Solar, Magnus and Turok, were then supplemented with Valiant’s own original titles, including Harbinger, X-O Manowar, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, Eternal Warrior, Bloodshot, Ninjak and Rai, among others.

Above: Turok, as visualized by
Barry Windsor-Smith, from
Archer & Armstrong #2. (1992)
Above: The BWS cover for SOLAR, Man of the Atom #5 (1991)