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kevscomics
Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:50:17 AM

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I got one of the 5 books for 5 dollars Valiant bundles, I had already read A & A and XO, but last night I read Shadowman, Harbinger, and Bloodshot # 1's, I know it's just the #1's, but I really enjoyed all of them, IMO, a lot better than the stuff I am currently reading from the big 2...Are there other current Valiant titles out there that are worth checking out? What are your thoughts on the Valiant's current titles?
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i love them. I've only read XO and shadow man but i thought they were great reads. way better than anything marvel is putting out right now.

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I'm generally loving the relaunch. After I get through my big pile of Marvel, the Valiant books are next in my monthly to-read pile. Ahead of anything from Image, Dark Horse, DC, Boom, etc...

There are only 5 ongoings so far and one current mini-series, Harbinger Wars, which is a Bloodshot/Harbinger crossover.

You can see everything they've put out by searching Valiant Entertainment in the publisher field (or just clicking the link there).

I've been reading them all since the relaunch. In order from my best to worst...

Archer & Armstrong (10 issues to date, including a #0)
-Easily my favorite. There's a ton going on in this book with four lead characters, multiple villainous organizations and a ton of Valiant history being laid out. Great characterization despite the large cast.

X-O Manowar (13 issues to date)
-A close second. Knocked mostly for being a bit too slow paced. Each issue is action packed with plenty happening, but I think #4-13 have covered about three days so far. Just not enough forward momentum for my taste.

Shadowman (7 issues to date, including a #0)
-The newest Valiant title. Gorgeous art from Patrick Zircher makes this an easy pick up. The story is interesting, but a bit of a slow build.

Bloodshot (11 issues to date)
-Early on this was a favorite, but it's gotten a bit too convoluted and perhaps too much work to follow all the conspiracy and detail. Not bad, but not as good lately as the first few issues.

Harbinger (13 issues to date, including a #0)
-Bringing up the rear by a significant difference. Although, it seems that people either love or loathe this book. I've never been able to click with Joshua Dysart's writing (on this or any book). He always seems to be trying way too hard to be moody and angsty. The big idea is an interesting one, but I generally find it a chore to get through each issue.

Coming up this later year is Quantum & Woody, Eternal Warrior, Rai (maybe?) and Unity.

Has DC Done Something Stupid Today?

"The return of beards and 90's fashion makes hipsters and homeless people impossible to tell apart." - Woody, Quantum & Woody #5
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 1:18:12 PM

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SwiftMann wrote:
Coming up this later year is Quantum & Woody, Eternal Warrior, Rai (maybe?) and Unity.


I haven't read any of the newer valiant books, and I don't intend to, but I can not wait for the new Quantum & Woody book. I loved the original series and hopefully Asmus can capture a bit of what Priest was writing years ago.


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All-New Invaders, All-New Ultimates, All-New X-Men, Amazing X-Men, Angel & Faith, Astro City, Avengers, Avengers World, Batman, Batman Eternal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Daredevil, Earth 2, East of West, Fantastic Four, Flash, Ghostbusters, Grimm, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harley Quinn, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Inhuman, Injustice, Iron Fist, Justice League, Lazarus, Mega Man, Moon Knight, New Avengers, New Warriors, Nova, Quantum & Woody, Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo Team-Up, Secret Origins, Sinestro, Star Wars, Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man Team-Up, Teen Titans Go!, TMNT, TMNT Color Classics, TMNT New Animated Adventures, Tomb Raider, Ultimate Spider-Man, Uncanny Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, Velvet, WWE Superstars, X-Men

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kevscomics
Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 2:11:41 PM

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SwiftMann wrote:
I'm generally loving the relaunch. After I get through my big pile of Marvel, the Valiant books are next in my monthly to-read pile. Ahead of anything from Image, Dark Horse, DC, Boom, etc...

There are only 5 ongoings so far and one current mini-series, Harbinger Wars, which is a Bloodshot/Harbinger crossover.

You can see everything they've put out by searching Valiant Entertainment in the publisher field (or just clicking the link there).

I've been reading them all since the relaunch. In order from my best to worst...

Archer & Armstrong (10 issues to date, including a #0)
-Easily my favorite. There's a ton going on in this book with four lead characters, multiple villainous organizations and a ton of Valiant history being laid out. Great characterization despite the large cast.

X-O Manowar (13 issues to date)
-A close second. Knocked mostly for being a bit too slow paced. Each issue is action packed with plenty happening, but I think #4-13 have covered about three days so far. Just not enough forward momentum for my taste.

Shadowman (7 issues to date, including a #0)
-The newest Valiant title. Gorgeous art from Patrick Zircher makes this an easy pick up. The story is interesting, but a bit of a slow build.

Bloodshot (11 issues to date)
-Early on this was a favorite, but it's gotten a bit too convoluted and perhaps too much work to follow all the conspiracy and detail. Not bad, but not as good lately as the first few issues.

Harbinger (13 issues to date, including a #0)
-Bringing up the rear by a significant difference. Although, it seems that people either love or loathe this book. I've never been able to click with Joshua Dysart's writing (on this or any book). He always seems to be trying way too hard to be moody and angsty. The big idea is an interesting one, but I generally find it a chore to get through each issue.

Coming up this later year is Quantum & Woody, Eternal Warrior, Rai (maybe?) and Unity.


That is some really great information! thanks for taking the time to respond, I thought I read somewhere they were doing a Ninjak book? Heard anything about that one?
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 2:39:37 PM

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kevscomics wrote:
I thought I read somewhere they were doing a Ninjak book? Heard anything about that one?

That may have been teased in the FCBD issue with Eternal Warrior and Unity.

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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 2:43:38 PM

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crackerjack1 wrote:
SwiftMann wrote:
Coming up this later year is Quantum & Woody, Eternal Warrior, Rai (maybe?) and Unity.


I haven't read any of the newer valiant books, and I don't intend to, but I can not wait for the new Quantum & Woody book. I loved the original series and hopefully Asmus can capture a bit of what Priest was writing years ago.

I definitely have mixed feelings about this title coming back without Priest or Bright. Especially since it sounds, depending on your POV, that they got screwed out of ownership by Acclaim.

But at the same time, I'm happy to see the characters back in print and firmly in this Valiant Universe (as opposed to the Acclaim version).

Has DC Done Something Stupid Today?

"The return of beards and 90's fashion makes hipsters and homeless people impossible to tell apart." - Woody, Quantum & Woody #5
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 5:32:37 PM

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I'm so happy to hear the positive Valiant comments! The early 1990's Valiant books were what got me back into collecting after I was "all grown up" I've read a couple of the Doctor Solar books, I guess I'll have to make an effort to pick up some more

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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 9:07:48 PM

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ebcomix wrote:
I'm so happy to hear the positive Valiant comments! The early 1990's Valiant books were what got me back into collecting after I was "all grown up" I've read a couple of the Doctor Solar books, I guess I'll have to make an effort to pick up some more

Dave H

The Solar books from Dark Horse? That was a whole different thing with Shooter, Dark Horse and the company that owns Solar, Turok and Magnus. Those didn't last long and were poorly received (cause they were awful and late).

The new Valiant doesn't include those three characters but is light years better than what Dark Horse was putting out.

Has DC Done Something Stupid Today?

"The return of beards and 90's fashion makes hipsters and homeless people impossible to tell apart." - Woody, Quantum & Woody #5
Jim
Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 10:12:58 PM

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Which is disappointing because Magnus is an awesome character.
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2013 8:10:59 PM

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SwiftMann wrote:
crackerjack1 wrote:
SwiftMann wrote:
Coming up this later year is Quantum & Woody, Eternal Warrior, Rai (maybe?) and Unity.


I haven't read any of the newer valiant books, and I don't intend to, but I can not wait for the new Quantum & Woody book. I loved the original series and hopefully Asmus can capture a bit of what Priest was writing years ago.

I definitely have mixed feelings about this title coming back without Priest or Bright. Especially since it sounds, depending on your POV, that they got screwed out of ownership by Acclaim.

But at the same time, I'm happy to see the characters back in print and firmly in this Valiant Universe (as opposed to the Acclaim version).


They didn't get screwed by anybody. When Acclaim went through bankruptcy, they could have made a claim for those characters. Once the BK was done, those were free and clear assets of the entity the company became.

I don't know if Priest or Bright knew this, or even tried to get the characters back, but they were a victim of working for a company that was headed for bankruptcy.

Anyway, I love the new VEI material. I have picked up every book they have put out and I generally agree with Swiftmann's rankings, except that Harbinger would be higher up on the list for me. It would have been at the top during the first arc, but it's kind of dropped since then for me.

Although Harbinger wars has made my enjoyment of Bloodshot and Harbinger come up a notch since it started.



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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2013 1:14:49 PM

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There have been claims from Acclaim creators that their contracts (which included varios creator ownership clsuses and buy backs) were not properly processed and deemed invalid long before the bankruptcy.

Has DC Done Something Stupid Today?

"The return of beards and 90's fashion makes hipsters and homeless people impossible to tell apart." - Woody, Quantum & Woody #5
Grwurz
Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2013 9:44:06 PM

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SwiftMann wrote:
There have been claims from Acclaim creators that their contracts (which included varios creator ownership clsuses and buy backs) were not properly processed and deemed invalid long before the bankruptcy.


There is a version of the story that states that, but really the creators pretty much drug their feet and lost out on their rights in the bankruptcy.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/05/31/valiant/

It also looks like the guys at VEI are working with them, even though they have no legal reason to do so. At least in the area of reprints.

Although I doubt there will be too much of a demand for old Trinity Angels stuff, there may be some demand for old Quantam and Woody stuff.



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