Comic fans and collectors will be excited to know that Valiant Entertainment has partnered with Rittenhouse Archives to create trading cards and collectors’ albums for the Valiant Universe. Card series includes properties such as X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Shadowman, Harbinger, Rai, H.A.R.D. Corps, Archer & Armstrong, Ninjak, and Armorines. Look for these collectibles when they launch in the US and Canada, at Comic Con San Diego, in 2013.

“All of us at Rittenhouse are extremely excited to add Valiant Comics to our distinguished list of evergreen properties,” said Rittenhouse President Steve Charendoff. “Valiant has rapidly returned to its rightful place among the top publishers of comics today, and, in a world that increasingly craves quality super-hero stories and characters in all forms of media, its future prospects couldn’t be brighter.”

Seasoned collectors will be familiar with Rittenhouse Archives, Ltd since they are a leading producer of trading cards that cross many genres, including science fiction, fantasy and comic books. The company currently produces trading cards for James Bond, Star Trek, Marvel Comics, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Spartacus, Falling Skies, Warehouse 13 as well as other popular properties.

“We are proud to partner with Rittenhouse Archive as one of the leaders in this category,” said Valiant Entertainment CEO Jason Kothari.  “The creative force applied to Valiant’s fan favorite comic books is being combined with Rittenhouse’s complementary talents to develop and implement state of the art cards and collectibles – together, we have already identified concepts not yet seen that will be truly exciting for Valiant fans and help bring in a host of new fans.”

Look for the Valiant trading cards in 2013.