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by SwiftMann
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:16:08 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: FCBD 2020 Bloodshot
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: FCBD 2020 Bloodshot

Double post
by SwiftMann
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:14:48 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: FCBD 2020 Bloodshot
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: FCBD 2020 Bloodshot

I actually just re-read this after listening to the VCR comments about it a couple days back. I haven't seen the Bloodshot movie. Doubt I will. Including characters from the flick is fine, but this isn't any kind of introduction. Poorly done. As was the art. The X-O story was gorgeously drawn. But a...
by SwiftMann
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:31:08 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Dr Tomorrow #4 (2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: Dr Tomorrow #4 (2020)

I was good with the writing on this until the turn at the end. Kid is worried his dad will "come looking for him" but upon learning he goes back to the same moment in time chooses to age 10(?) years before returning? Pretty sure dad is going to be more upset about that. That's just a stupid plot de...
by SwiftMann
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:03:44 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Dr Tomorrow #4 (2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: Dr Tomorrow #4 (2020)

I was good with the writing on this until the turn at the end. Kid is worried his dad will "come looking for him" but upon learning he goes back to the same moment in time chooses to age 10(?) years before returning? Pretty sure dad is going to be more upset about that. That's just a stupid plot de...
by SwiftMann
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:21:04 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Dr Tomorrow #4 (2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: Dr Tomorrow #4 (2020)

I was good with the writing on this until the turn at the end. Kid is worried his dad will "come looking for him" but upon learning he goes back to the same moment in time chooses to age 10(?) years before returning? Pretty sure dad is going to be more upset about that. That's just a stupid plot dec...
by SwiftMann
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:26:23 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Quantum & Woody (2020) #4 Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Re: Quantum & Woody (2020) #4 Discussion

Yeah, no. I love the original Q&W. So, its not about the property or the type of book. I want Q&W to be a part of the universe and have great comics. VEI/DMG has simply swung and missed every time. Then stop buying/*SQUEE* about Q&W. SIMPLE as that. Isn’t that the point of being a fan. You don’t wa...
by SwiftMann
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:31:46 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Quantum & Woody (2020) #4 Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Re: Quantum & Woody (2020) #4 Discussion

Yeah, no. I love the original Q&W. So, its not about the property or the type of book. I want Q&W to be a part of the universe and have great comics. VEI/DMG has simply swung and missed every time. Then stop buying/*SQUEE* about Q&W. SIMPLE as that. Isn’t that the point of being a fan. You don’t wa...
by SwiftMann
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:57:19 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: New Ninjak series by Jeff Parker and Javier Pulido
Replies: 34
Views: 858

Re: New Ninjak series by Jeff Parker and Javier Pulido

I havent seen much of his recent work but I usually dig Pulido's work. Need to see this stuff colored though. Seems... odd in these black and white previews.

Jeff Parker is usually a solid writer. Interman was a pretty good read, but that was a long time ago now.
by SwiftMann
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:31:07 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Quantum & Woody (2020) #4 Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Re: Quantum & Woody (2020) #4 Discussion

Yeah, no.

I love the original Q&W. So, its not about the property or the type of book. I want Q&W to be a part of the universe and have great comics. VEI/DMG has simply swung and missed every time.
by SwiftMann
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:50:02 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Quantum & Woody (2020) #4 Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Quantum & Woody (2020) #4 Discussion

Dear Valiant,

Please stop trying to make Quantum & Woody happen. You are unbelievably bad at it.

Regards,
SwiftMann
by SwiftMann
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:50:44 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Dr Tomorrow #3 (2020)
Replies: 26
Views: 595

Re: Dr Tomorrow #3 (2020)

Dallow Spicer1 wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:14:27 pm
Have you even read the book?
Yes. And I commented about it in the original thread discussing this issue.
by SwiftMann
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:53:37 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Dr Tomorrow #3 (2020)
Replies: 26
Views: 595

Re: Dr Tomorrow #3 (2020)

Can you imagine Marvel or DC giving a novice writer the keys to write all of their characters in the first book they’d written? I think it shows a lack of respect for the Valiant U and fans that the editors can green light a story like this to a writer without a proven track record. Wouldn’t a one ...
by SwiftMann
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:12:58 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Why is no one talking about Dr Tmrw #3?!? It was AMAZING
Replies: 20
Views: 566

Re: Why is no one talking about Dr Tmrw #3?!? It was AMAZING

Towe's art in #1 hinted at/gave away the big reveal of this issue.

It was fun for sure. A bit heavy on some classic super-hero tropes and too simplistic a 180 for all the Valiant heroes understanding of the situation.

Laugh out loud couple panels on the first page though.
by SwiftMann
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:51:07 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: If this is as good as it’s going to get then watcha gonna do? Take the poll!
Replies: 30
Views: 809

Re: If this is as good as it’s going to get then watcha gonna do? Take the poll!

I'll keep buying. I'm only missing a couple late-run Acclaim issues from my Valiant collection, so not stopping now.

Especially after the VERY 1999/2000 Acclaim-like letter from Fred Pierce in Previews and Doc Tomorrow. Shouldn't be long now before it all fades away.
by SwiftMann
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:25:32 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Resuming Valiant reading and now heartbroken?
Replies: 26
Views: 1071

Re: Resuming Valiant reading and now heartbroken?

So, out of the 9 books, that you apparently disagree with me about, 3 of them (Incursion, Ninja-K, Killers) were well-received by most readers, 2 of them (Salvation, Dr. Tomorrow) don't count, you had personal problems with 2 more of them (Faith, Britannia), and you had some legitimate grievances w...
by SwiftMann
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:47:18 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Resuming Valiant reading and now heartbroken?
Replies: 26
Views: 1071

Re: Resuming Valiant reading and now heartbroken?

You are a very generous Valiant fan. Not really? The only books I mentioned, that you didn't, were Britannia, Faith, Incursion, X-O, Ninja-K, Bloodshot Salvation, Livewire Vol. 1, Killers, and Dr. Tomorrow, and you should have, because they're all really good! Yes really. I listed 4. You have 9 mor...
by SwiftMann
Sat May 30, 2020 11:18:41 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Resuming Valiant reading and now heartbroken?
Replies: 26
Views: 1071

Re: Resuming Valiant reading and now heartbroken?

You are a very generous Valiant fan.
by SwiftMann
Tue May 26, 2020 2:19:07 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Resuming Valiant reading and now heartbroken?
Replies: 26
Views: 1071

Re: Resuming Valiant reading and now heartbroken?

Then I came here to reconnect - and I am now heartbroken. From what I am reading VEI as I know it is no more and the current batch of stuff is junk (brings back nightmares from the 90's) VEI was sold/acquired by some company? Dinesh is gone? what the hell happened? Majority corporate owner DMG made...
by SwiftMann
Fri May 22, 2020 10:54:04 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: XO Manowar [2020] #1 Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 2281

Re: XO Manowar [2020] #1 Discussion

My shop just got its March 25th shipment in this week, so I finally got this in hand. I've heard the VCR comments and had read this thread, so expectations were super low. The art is better than I expected. Not great, as there are numerous perspective and anatomy issues, but good enough. Certainly b...
by SwiftMann
Wed May 13, 2020 12:18:26 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: The Bloodshot movie...what would have happened
Replies: 15
Views: 520

Re: The Bloodshot movie...what would have happened

I haven't seen Bloodshot (doubt I will) or the cut scene, but to most viewers wouldn't a Harada scene that table sets a Valiant Cinematic Universe really come off as just a rip-off of the Nick Fury end credits scene in Iron Man?
by SwiftMann
Wed May 13, 2020 8:36:30 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Doctor Tomorrow Acclaim
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Doctor Tomorrow Acclaim

Didn't the letters page say that it boiled down to Editorial wanting to end in a different direction (to go into Final Solution) than Layton wanted and Layton walked? Kenny Martinez was the penciler of Troublemakers which he did a great job on. Perhaps his style was more suited to that book, but I h...
by SwiftMann
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:29:59 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: VALIANT MARCH 2020 COMIC BOOK SALES!!
Replies: 16
Views: 824

Re: VALIANT MARCH 2020 COMIC BOOK SALES!!

X-O did sell 23,249 so maybe things will turn around (for that series) if new readers like it and decide to stick with it. Sales history has clearly shown us that stores order 20-30k of the Tier 1 character #1s and then #2 sales drop to the 10k or lower mark. With everything being a series of mini ...
by SwiftMann
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:34:09 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: OTV/VCR - Bloodshot Movie Review
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: OTV/VCR - Bloodshot Movie Review

it would have crossed the 100 mil mark, and that’s not counting the world wide. By any standard I would say that’s a hit. By any standard of the 1990s, that would have been a hit. We're old. The $100m mark doesn't mean anything anymore. Bloodshot was not going to be a hit. It might have recouped it...
by SwiftMann
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:34:56 am
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: DC is dropping Diamond on 4/28 for DCBS and Midtowncomics
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: DC is dropping Diamond on 4/28 for DCBS and Midtowncomics

"Dropping" is misleading. They are working with others until Diamond starts up again. The problem, as mentioned, is these are other retailers that undercut most comic shops. A large, multi-store shop in my area posted about this last night, including... You may or may not have heard that DC Comics a...
by SwiftMann
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:05:35 pm
Forum: Buy / Sell / Trade - VALIANT
Topic: Priority Mail got more expensive
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Priority Mail got more expensive

There is no Priority option at that price. I'm guessing they are tacking on additional costs for a Medium Box which is $13.20 this year.