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Jim Valentino & Shadowline Comics
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Writer/Artist Jim Valentino returns to GSRS to talk about what's coming soon from Shadowline Comics, and also about the latest projects from the Hero Initiative.
Episode Segments:
GSRS HR 1: Talking Comics with Jim Valentino
Henry & the crew talk to Jim Valentino about his early career in creator-owned comics, his Marvel work, including the Guardians of the Galaxy, and what led to the founding of Image Comics. We’ll also learn more about his Shadowline imprint, his publishing company, and his work with the Hero Initiative. Then – reviews of THE EVENT and HAWAII 5-0
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GSRS HR 2: The Summer Movie Awards
Henry and the crew go thru IGN’s Summer Movie awards & cast their own votes for the best of the Summer movies. They also take a look at the rating for last night’s TV, and preview what’s coming to the comic shops tomorrow. Plus, a review of M. Night Shyamalan’s Devil, and the end of WildStorm Comics.
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Links to Related Websites:
Shadowline Comics
Published through Image Comics, the Shadowline brand is the brainchild of comics legend Jim Valentino. Its purpose: to publish great comics. Plain and simple.

The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. We create a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, or entrée back into paying work.


Jim Valentino

Jim Valentino was born in the Bronx, New York on October 28, 1952. He started his career in the late 1970’s creating small press, self-published comics such as Christmas Comics, Kid Stuf’ and others. His work soon came to the attention of Dave Sim and Deni Loubert who published his first full color series, normalman, in 1984 under Aardvark-Vanaheim. In 1985, the title moved to Loubert’s Renegade Press, where his second series, the eponymous titled, "Valentino", was launched. Valentino worked as a storyboard artist for various animation features and upon returning to comics began working for Marvel where among other work, most notably the "What If?" series, he re-created the "Guardians of the Galaxy". Leaving Marvel with several other artists, he co-founded Image Comics for which he created the ultra-violent HIV-infected vigilante, ShadowHawk. Under the Image banner he published "Vignettes", a collection of his earlier auto-biographical work and the critically acclaimed "A Touch of Silver". Valentino served as Image publisher from 1999-2004 changing the face of the company into one of the most stylistically diverse in the industry. He brought in such renowned authors as Brian Michael Bendis, Warren Ellis, James Robinson, John Romita, Jr, Joesph Michael Linsner and many more. Currently, he publishes under Shadowline, a partner studio of Image Comics, which release 5 titles a month, focusing on bringing diversity to the medium. Valentino has done work, either as writer, artist or both for virtually every publisher in the comics field, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Cartoon Art Museum, The HERO Initiative and Image Comics, Inc. as well as on the steering committee of Free Comic Book Day and in an advisory capacity with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his son Aaron. His younger son Joel resides in Southern California.

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