I read on CBR website that Valiant comics is coming back in 2012. Maybe the Gold Key characters will wind up there again.
It's my understanding that Valiant includes the Valiant created characters such as Eternal Warrior, X-O, Archer & Armstrong, etc.
I suppose they could attempt to license the Gold Key characters from Classic Media as Dark Horse did. However, from what I gather, it's pretty expensive and you lose a lot of creative control.
One thing I did notice in the Dark Horse versions is that there was sexual content. The bad guys were shown in scenes that contained S&M, torture of naked people, etc. I can't help but wonder if this caused displeasure with Classic Media and is the source of the "increasing interference from Classic Media into the content of the comics
" as Shooter stated.