Valiant has announced a new partnership with CineFix, the ultimate destination for true movie buffs & filmmakers on YouTube. As revealed today at the Hollywood Reporter, Valiant and CineFix have come together to produce the UNITY #1 8-Bit Evolution Variant, Valiant’s first fully animated 8-bit cover. Simply use any smartphone to read the QR code embedded in the cover to unlock an exclusive CineFix “8-Bit Cinema” animated short starring the team of heroes behind the year’s biggest comic book event – X-O Manowar, Toyo Harada, Eternal Warrior, Ninjak and Livewire. Unity #1 is written by Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite, UNITY #1 is the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new ongoing series launching Valiant’s first ever super-team into battle against X-O Manowar.
“We couldn’t be more excited to work with Valiant on this unique opportunity,” said Philip Byron of BermanBraun, the media company behind CineFix. “It’s not everyday that you help launch a major comic book series through digital video. The collaboration between UNITY #1 and ‘8-Bit Cinema’ is a prime example of transmedia storytelling.”
“This really is a dream project for Valiant,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “We’ve been huge fans of CineFix’s ‘8-Bit Cinema’ since day one, and the CineFix team, along with our Assistant Editor Josh Johns, have managed to the capture the heart and soul of the characters behind UNITY.”
As announced previously, UNITY #1 will be 100% returnable for qualifying retailers and feature five limited Pullbox Exclusive Variants (available to fans who pre-order with their local retailer) from a “murderers’s row” of comics all-stars – Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates, Age of Ultron), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis, Wanted), Travel Foreman (Animal Man), Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) and Clayton Crain (Ghost Rider, Carnage). Artist Doug Braithwaite and colorist Brian Reber have also joined Valiant on an exclusive basis for the launch of UNITY #1.