Several years before the Valiant relaunch ever made it to shelves, ex-Marvel Comics president Bill Jemas was one of many of advisors used by the company for a short period of time.
So when he was looking for investors to prop up Double Take Comics, the publishing line he was running at Take-Two Interactive, it was a natural that he approach DMG Entertainment, who made a minority investment in Valiant several years after Jemas’ involvement.
Indeed, we understand that Jemas’ next position post-Take Two’s failure will be at DMG and that he is currently jockeying for an executive role at Valiant, who have seemingly moved from strength to strength in the years since their 2012 relaunch.
However, major Valiant investor and former Marvel CEO Peter Cuneo, who sits on Valiant’s board as Chairman and previously fired Jemas from the House of Ideas, would not approve such a move, based on their past relationship.
And while we scooped the news that Take-Two Interactive had chosen to shutter the comics publisher – also confirmed by Comics Beat – it appears that Jemas might not be done with DMG yet.
With Valiant off the table, what other position – or investment – could they offer him?