Alien Books Announces

New Hires & Promotions for Valiant Comics Publishing Line

Lysa Hawkins (l) and Ron Cacace (r)

Alien Books hires Ron Cacace as Director of Communications and promotes Lysa Hawkins to Editor-in-Chief.

Alien Books, the NY-based comics publisher, is strengthening its current team with a key new hire and promotion as its publishing partnership with Valiant Entertainment continues into its second year.

Ron Cacace joins the team at Alien Books as Director of Communications and brings with him over 15 years of experience in the comic industry including stints at Marvel Entertainment, Archie Comics and Zestworld. Cacace is best known for establishing the bombastic Archie Comics’ social media brand voice, overseeing the company’s publicity efforts, and writing the Bite Sized Archie webcomic series. Cacace will direct the overall strategy for Alien Book’s communications, manage press relations, and engage with the Valiant comics fanbase on social media and at conventions and ensure that everyone is kept informed about new releases and events.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Alien Books as their new Director of Communications. Now is the time for everyone to start paying attention to how they’ve been revitalizing the Valiant Universe titles,” said Cacace.

“The team at Alien Books is working hard to deliver exciting new Valiant comics to shops every week and we want both long-time and new readers to jump on board with us on this journey. I’m looking forward to engaging with the Valiant fans on social media about all things comics and working together with our press partners as we start a new chapter in the story of both Alien Books and the Valiant Comics publishing line.”

Lysa Hawkins is a decorated comic editor whose credits include working on perennial best-selling titles at Marvel and DC Comics including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, X-Men and more. Lysa has spent several years working on the Valiant Universe and as the new Editor-in-Chief at Alien Books she’ll continue to utilize her expert storytelling sensibilities and eye for talent to deliver exciting new comics for readers around the world to enjoy every month in comic book shops. Lysa is currently working on the upcoming RESURGENCE OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE crossover event releasing this Fall.

“The Valiant Universe, with its rich diversity of characters and stories, is an untapped goldmine. I'm so excited and honored to help direct the future of these comics with Alien Books,” said Hawkins.

The Road to the Resurgence of the Valiant Universe continues this summer as new issues of X-O Manowar: Invictus, The Valiants, Faith Returns, Bloodshot Unleashed: Reloaded, and Rai: The Book of the Darque are on sale now in comic shops and available digitally.

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