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Valiant Entertainment and Visionbooks Partner for Animated Digital Comic Books

Cutting-Edge Digital Technology Brings Best-Selling Superheroes to Life, Beginning With Free X-O Manowar #1

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 22, 2014) - Visionbooks is proud to announce a new partnership agreement with award-winning comic book publisher, Valiant Entertainment. Launching today with the release of X-O Manowar #1-4 on the Visionbooks app, relive the best-selling first story arc of Valiant's alien-armored Visigoth hero as realized by Visionbooks' groundbreaking digital animation process.

Visionbooks revolutionizes comic book reading by transforming two-dimensional comic books into a digital animation experience. By combining traditional comics with cutting-edge technology, Visionbooks creates dimensional action like explosions, smoke, weather, character conflicts and action, all within static comic panels.

From New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Armor Hunters, Green Lantern) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan), X-O Manowar is the acclaimed series that relaunched Valiant's publishing line in 2012 to critical and commercial success. Named the "Best Revival of 2012" by The Onion/A.V. Club and "Best Ongoing Series" by Ain't It Cool News, the tale of Aric of Dacia's transformation from fifth-century freedom fighter to modern-day America's most powerful superhero begins right here with the chart-topping debut that IGN calls "one of the best books being published right now, period."

Visionbooks' technology and application showcases comics in a whole new way, while preserving the original narrative and layout found in paper comics. Click here to download Valiant's X-O Manowar #1, free of charge, right now at Visionbooks.

"This partnership with Valiant gives Visionbooks an opportunity to work with classic superheroes and create a cinematic reading experience that engages the next generation of new comic book fans," said Francesco Scrufari, co-founder of Visionbooks.

"Visionbooks is pushing the envelope with our new digital technology. Who better to partner with than Valiant, a publisher who is also known for their innovation and creativity," said Simone Offredo, co-founder of Visionbooks.

In addition to Valiant Entertainment, Visionbooks' current partnerships include: Asylum Press, Arcana, Real Interface Studios, A.P.N.G. Enterprises, Vanquish Interactive, Pavesio and Cavalletto. 

For more information, visit VisionbooksApp on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and at www.Visionbooks.co.

About Visionbooks: Visionbooks is a division of Visionborne Inc. Founded in 2012, Visionborne created a ground breaking technology, Armid that turns static editorial content into enriched, vibrant and skillfully animated format. Visionbooks believes in the universal language of comics and strive to provide artists and writers the best, most innovative means of getting their message across to others. Prior to launching Visionbooks, Francesco Scrufari and Simone Offredo, founded Ulixe, a well-recognized European provider of web-based services and international solutions for the banking and industrial sectors.

About Valiant Entertainment: Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,750 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

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