Gym class was always a frightful experience, depending on what team you ended up on in dodgeball. The same goes for the Valiant Universe, though you probably didn't have Bloodshot chucking hard hitting dodgeballs at your head just for the fun of it.
That's the way it happens to be at Valiant High, the new series that takes some of Valiants biggest characters and places them back in the hallways of their high school. The series is written by Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show With Stephen Colbert) with art by Derek Charm (Jughead) and David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn). The debut issue of the new series hits today, and ComicBook.com has an exclusive preview of the second issue, featuring a dodgeball game, unlike one you've seen before.
The series will launch with covers from Ultimate Spider-Man artist David Lafuente, and you can find the issue's cover and the exclusive preview in the gallery. The official description of the series can be found below.
A unique entry-point that's perfect for new fans and longtime readers alike, Valiant High presents a hilarious reimagining of Valiant's award-winning superhero universe – one where the next world-ending cataclysm will have to wait until after prom night! Before they became legends, the world's most formidable heroes were roaming the halls at Valiant High – a super-powered preparatory academy where Aric "X-O Manowar" Dacia is a record-setting running back, Colin "Ninjak" King is a debonair foreign exchange student, and Coach Bloodshot is way, way too into dodgeball. Now, Faith "Zephyr" Herbert is discovering it all for the first time as the new girl in school…and, soon, her teenage dreams will take flight!
And she won't be going it alone… Taking place outside of Valiant's standard continuity, Valiant High is packed with never-before-seen incarnations of the greatest icons from the largest independent superhero universe in comics – including Archer & Armstrong, the Death-Defying Dr. Mirage, the Eternal Warrior, Toyo Harada, Kris Hathaway, Livewire, Peter Stanchek, Quantum and Woody, and many more. You've never seen the heroes of the Valiant Universe quite like this before!
Valiant High #2 hits ComiXology on March 22nd.