What if Valiant was founded in 1930 ?

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  1. sevenlima

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    What if the Valiant comics was founded in the begin of 30's ?
     
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    At the beginning of the 1930s? Before superheroes even existed as a genre? Before comic books were ANYTHING other than reprints of newspaper comic strips? Before ANY of the properties Valiant bought and reinvented were even created in the first place for them to buy?

    They would have been nothing. They would have immediately gone out of business or changed their name, because there would be nothing for them to do and no audience for them yet anyway.
     
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    But could have be with a different name ?
     
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    I don't think you're understanding what I'm saying. Not only did none of the properties they acquired exist in the early 1930s, but neither did the entire genre. And not only did the entire genre not exist then, but comic books as a whole at that time were only repackaged, reprinted newspaper strips. No new material.

    It's like asking, Guys, what if Ford Motor Company was founded in 1776?
     
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    Thrn there would be Red Coats getting run over a lot. :D 
     
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    It couldn't be. As comicbook superheroes didn't really exist before 1936/38 (depending on where you put the Phantom). Pulp heroes did, but not superheroes
     
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    Unless, had a different name and a different purpose and maybe years later making superheroes.
     
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    You really don't get it. To make a different analogy you're asking why a Corvette Stingray couldn't have been made in 1907. Valiant couldn't exist in 1930, as when it was founded they used licensed silver age Gold key characters (Solar man of the atom, Magnus Robot fighter, and Turok) to lure people in. Valiant was built on existing foundation of the comicbook industry. Which literally, no exaggeration, DID NOT EXIST in 1930. As comics as a story telling medium still weren't fully formed when Superman first appeared in 1938, as Action comis #1 has a straight up pulp hero text story in it. Take that away the impetus for the companies very existence is not there so, it wouldn't exist.
     
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