Former Forbidden Planet employee Matthew Klein joins the award-winning publisher Valiant as their new Director of Sales.
“Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that it has named comics retailer veteran Matthew Klein its Director of Sales. Klein will oversee the publisher’s much-lauded Sales team to actively engage with comic shop owners and assist them in maximizing sales of Valiant’s titles in their stores.
Klein’s first work in comics was as a Retail Associate at Forbidden Planet in Manhattan, where he would go on to train incoming employees. He joined the Valiant team in November 2014 as a Sales Manager and worked to create awareness within the retailer community for such epic titles as BLOODSHOT REBORN, NINJAK, BOOK OF DEATH, and X-O MANOWAR (2017). While at Valiant, Klein has driven to shops and conventions all over North America, and has likely called your local comic shop multiple times. Klein has also freelanced on behalf of creator-owned projects and for Z2 Comics, and is a founding member of the theater company Reign or Shine Productions.
“I’m incredibly excited to be stepping into this role for Valiant!” said Klein. “Valiant has been, in the three years since I’ve been a part of this family, a leading voice when it comes to retailer relationships in the industry. Ask a retailer who works the hardest to address their needs and wants, and I would bet my salary that if they’ve spoken to our team, they’ll say Valiant. And there’s no slowing down! I can’t wait for retailers and fans to see what fantastic new initiatives we have in store for them.” – Via Valiant Press Release
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