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by SwiftMann
Sat May 01, 2021 4:39:12 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Shadowman (by Cullen Bunn) #1
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Shadowman (by Cullen Bunn) #1

It's better than recent DMG. Faint praise though. I really don't like comics that are just everyone monologuing For the most part, this was that. And definitely felt like an issue in the middle of a long run and not a first issue. I came into this a big Davis-Hunt hater (work on The Wild Storm was a...
by SwiftMann
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:33:30 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: May Previews Ninjak RETURNS!
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: May Previews Ninjak RETURNS!

Nailed it. :high-five:
by SwiftMann
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:27:27 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: May Previews Ninjak RETURNS!
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: May Previews Ninjak RETURNS!

This was announced almost a year ago, so there's a whole thread about it here . Not sure why Jeff Parker's bio is "mundane and pedestrian" to you. Seems rude. He's been writing comics for over 25 years. His creator-owned stuff like Fallout, Interman, and Underground were great. I've found most of h...
by SwiftMann
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:43:41 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: May Previews Ninjak RETURNS!
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: May Previews Ninjak RETURNS!

This was announced almost a year ago, so there's a whole thread about it here . Not sure why Jeff Parker's bio is "mundane and pedestrian" to you. Seems rude. He's been writing comics for over 25 years. His creator-owned stuff like Fallout, Interman, and Underground were great. I've found most of hi...
by SwiftMann
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:44:32 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Two more things I learned about jim shooter
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Two more things I learned about jim shooter

Shooter's involvement in these franchises was detailed a decade ago by Jim himself on jimshooter.com. Not sure where your version is coming from but they are grossly exaggerated. Transformers - Yes, he wrote the initial treatment and provided the framework for the back story. Yes, that treatment nam...
by SwiftMann
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:32:29 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Two more things I learned about jim shooter
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Two more things I learned about jim shooter

Chiclo wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:00:48 pm
Did he do any writing for Dino Riders or Ninja Turtles? I never really got into Transformers or GI Joes.
Those were Rob Liefeld.

Pretty sure Jim wrote the bible for M.A.S.K. and named each Care Bear though.
by SwiftMann
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:07:41 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: ValiantFans.com inventories (you remember those) > NEW hobbyDB option
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: ValiantFans.com inventories (you remember those) > NEW hobbyDB option

Is there anything unique here with this? I loved the old catalog and points system here, but already track my comics with two other sites. This just seems to be another standard catalog system (with some particularly clunky aspects).
by SwiftMann
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:50:35 pm
Forum: Re-Reading The 1990s VALIANT Universe
Topic: VH1 story chronology reading order
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Re: VH1 story chronology reading order

Hi! I recently got all the early years of the original Valiant, and this reading order is priceless! Thanks for taking the time to create it. It's clear why some of the issues are out of order (Magnus issue 20), but there are a few others that I wanted to double check are deliberate... For example,...
by SwiftMann
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:28:07 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: KT making her 1st cover appearance on BS #10 exclusive
Replies: 17
Views: 1025

Re: KT making her 1st cover appearance on BS #10 exclusive

Juki wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:00:45 pm
Has anyone received their graded KT cover copies of this comic yet? (I have not)
CGC marked books my shop sent out in January as "Received" just two weeks ago. They, like PCS are swamped by the current collectibles bubble. It's likely going to take a while.
by SwiftMann
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:21:55 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Counterfeit Valiant book UPDATE , FYI
Replies: 177
Views: 3429

Re: Counterfeit Valiant book UPDATE , FYI

What sides?!? There either is or isn't counterfeits. No one can prove a negative, so the burden of proof is on the people claiming they exist. No one making these claims has done that or provided details other than which books were counterfeited because, again, the rest aren't details just vague plo...
by SwiftMann
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:11:35 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Savage (2021) #3 Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Savage (2021) #3 Discussion

This book so desperately wants to be funny (for some reason) it's painful. Failing in all the same way VEI's approach to Q&W fail every time. Jokes without substance aren't actually funny.
by SwiftMann
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:36:28 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Counterfeit Valiant book UPDATE , FYI
Replies: 177
Views: 3429

Re: Counterfeit Valiant book Red Alert 911

I have told you all the details.. One detail has been provided - pre EW #1. Everything else is vague assertions. Have I made any claim that's bogus? Your claims haven't been proven or disproven yet, but the burden is on you to have them not be bogus. The question is irrelevant. The main contention ...
by SwiftMann
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:53:49 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Counterfeit Valiant book UPDATE , FYI
Replies: 177
Views: 3429

Re: Counterfeit Valiant book Red Alert 911

valiantdude wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:48:22 am
this is not funny at all.....
Of all the utter nonsense you've been going on about this month, this may be the most egregiously inaccurate.
by SwiftMann
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:43:37 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Counterfeit Valiant book UPDATE , FYI
Replies: 177
Views: 3429

Re: Counterfeit Valiant book Red Alert 911

Well, it was magical. Now it's yet another valiantfans.com thread that devolves into personal political belief diatribes.

What happened to that day when one third-hand account was yelling at the merits of another third-hand account?
by SwiftMann
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:53:08 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Counterfeit Valiant book UPDATE , FYI
Replies: 177
Views: 3429

Re: Counterfeit Valiant book Red Alert 911

This thread is magical.
by SwiftMann
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:51:12 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Does DMG Valiant have a future?
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: Does DMG Valiant have a future?

Valiant was barely making an impact before DMG's takeover. What's come out since is non-existent to the wider comic audience and laughably bad to those of us dumb enough to keep buying.

I am surprised every time an issue shows up in my pull box that Valiant hasn't folded.
by SwiftMann
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:38:42 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Bloodshot 50 Project
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Bloodshot 50 Project

Your standard Hero Initiative cover project book. Some great (Bob Layton, Ed McGuinness ). Some terrible (Jason Pedersen, Adam Warren). More interesting was that, despite this being the cover project for Seeley's #1, they included a full reprint of 2012's #1. Because, you know, they wanted something...
by SwiftMann
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:25:44 am
Forum: Professionally Graded Comics (CGC and CBCS)
Topic: Magnus 0 CGC - card or no?
Replies: 12
Views: 799

Re: Magnus 0 CGC - card or no?

she decided she is no longer happy with Comic Collector Live and moved to another program Thread derail... What are you moving to? I'm still on it, but CCL is basically abondonware so I cataloged everything on League of Comic Geeks a couple years ago. For free, it's decent and regularly updated, bu...
by SwiftMann
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:16:24 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Savage (2021) #2
Replies: 7
Views: 771

Re: Savage (2021) #2

TheFerg714 wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:46:40 am
If DMG were smart they would have hired someone like LaRosa, Suayan, or Braithwaite for a few pages.
Maybe they did and these artists read the script and knew not to throw their talent away.
by SwiftMann
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:47:27 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Savage (2021) #2
Replies: 7
Views: 771

Savage (2021) #2

I know the general fanbase here wants "realistic" art, but as a fan of the style, I actually dig the art on this. It may not be everyone's taste, but it's well done. The writing and story though... Holy hell. This is just insulting to the reader's intelligence. It's insulting to whatever attempted B...
by SwiftMann
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:33:34 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Bloodshot (2019) #12
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Bloodshot (2019) #12

Unacceptably bad artwork. Dialogue that just comes off as a string of concepts and half-baked attempts to tie the movie to the earlier series. And then this hyped "back-up" story that is just a four-page long recap page. My wife and I happened to watch their House of M video a while back. It was jus...
by SwiftMann
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:15:58 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Valiant Uprising FCBD 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 2936

Re: Valiant Uprising FCBD 2021

depluto wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:55:53 pm
Damn ... I wonder which of these books will be the new Acclaim Armorines 4.

Pretty much the only reason I haven't stopped. I put Unity 2000 #3 back on the shelf and missed out on Armorines #4. Don't want to do that again.

But really dread reading whatever lies within that godawful cover.
by SwiftMann
Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:53:20 pm
Forum: Re-Reading The 1990s VALIANT Universe
Topic: (Re-)Reading Acclaim
Replies: 15
Views: 1805

Re: (Re-)Reading Acclaim

Q&W: 1) #1-17 (a zero issues was released between #5 and #6) And definitely don't read the #0 first. I forgot there's a major spoiler in there when I did that. 4) Klang! by Christopher Priest Containing scripts of #20-21 and drafts for #22-27 and a sh!tload of background information. Priest style, ...
by SwiftMann
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:25:57 pm
Forum: Re-Reading The 1990s VALIANT Universe
Topic: (Re-)Reading Acclaim
Replies: 15
Views: 1805

Re: (Re-)Reading Acclaim

Pocok1 wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:20:43 pm
Hey, do you plan to do a chronological reading order similar to VH1?
Nope. This was it. There's no events to create logical breaks and only 190 or so books total.

I just read them in publication order which worked out fine.
by SwiftMann
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:12:45 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: The Drop: Midnight, On Earth Podcast ft. Jim Shooter..4 hrs!
Replies: 31
Views: 1527

Re: The Drop: Midnight, On Earth Podcast ft. Jim Shooter..4 hrs!

All that teasing for a podcast of Jim Shooter anecdotes?