Valiant Entertainment has promoted Robert Meyers from Managing Editor to Editorial Director. This promotion, "effective immediately" according to a morning press release, comes less than 24 hours after Editor-In-Chief Warren Simons announced his departure from the company.
“I am excited to work closely with Fred, Joe, and our fantastic editorial team in guiding the future of the Valiant Universe,” said Meyers. “We have a tradition of excellence at Valiant that starts with our characters and our team, and continues with our creators, fans, and retail partners. As a Valiant fan since 1992, I feel a tremendous responsibility to continue to tell great stories in our inimitable style. These characters have been a part of my life since for over 20 years; they’re family.”
Meyers joined Valiant back in July 2016, coming off a one-year stint as Managing Editor of Take-Two Interactive's short-lived Double Take comics imprint. Meyers previously worked for Valiant in 2013 and 2014, first as an intern and then as the company's Operations Coordinator until October 2014 when he left Valiant.
“Robert is a highly valued member of our editorial team – he’s a very strong influence in the bullpen and is hands-on with every aspect of the process, from nascent ideas to complete 32-page comic books,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Giving Robert more responsibilities in the conceptual and planning stages is just a natural evolution of his encyclopedic knowledge of the Valiant Universe and exceptional editing skills.”