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Valiant expands senior editorial leadership with DC/Marvel alum

(Image credit: Valiant Entertainment)

David Wohl has been hired as a senior editor for Valiant Entertainment's comic book division. 

David Wohl

David Wohl (Image credit: Valiant Entertainment)

"Valiant has been synonymous with great characters, well-written stories, and breathtaking artwork," Wohl tells Newsarama. "And as a long-time admirer myself, I couldn't be happier to be part of the team."

Wohl comes to Valiant with 35 years of experience in the comic book industry including stints as managing editor of Marvel, editor-in-chief of Top Cow and Radical Publishing, and editorial consultant for DC in their transition from 'DC You' to the 'Rebirth' era. Over the years as an editor and a writer, Wohl co-created Witchblade, the Darkness, and Aphrodite IX. 

"I've known David for 30 years," Valiant Entertainment's longtime publisher Fred Pierce says. "We both grew up in Bayside, Queens, and I'm glad we're finally working together."

(Image credit: Rian Hughes (Valiant Entertainment))

While Valiant’s offices are in nearby Manhattan, its staff has been working remotely since the onset of COVID-19. Wohl is currently based in California, near the comic publisher’s parent company, DMG Entertainment, in Los Angeles.

Wohl joins Valiant as the company's third senior editor, alongside Heather Antos and Lysa Hawkins, who were promoted to those positions back in March. 

This comes as Valiant continues to resume its publishing following a three-month hiatus due to COVID -19. While other major publishers resumed publication in May 2020 and have largely picked up back to their usual levels, Valiant's progress back has been gradual its ongoing titles X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, and Rai slowly returning. Several titles, including Ninjak, originally announced for 2020 have been pushed back to 2021.

Chris Arrant
Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)