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by SwiftMann
Tue May 17, 2022 2:53:04 pm
Forum: Re-Reading The 1990s VALIANT Universe
Topic: Post-Unity Solar, anything worth reading?
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Post-Unity Solar, anything worth reading?

Looking at my comments from a few years back (all int the Re-Reading forum), I enjoyed Solar a lot through #24 and generally up to Chaos Effect. Everything after (like most titles) was skipable.
by SwiftMann
Mon May 16, 2022 9:30:12 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Bloodshot Series
Replies: 55
Views: 1610

Re: Bloodshot Series

VH 2 Bloodshot was probably the best VH 2 series. Wow. Could not disagree more. It was down there with Ninjak and Eternal Warriors as the worst VH2 series for me. What were your favorites? Q&W, Shadowman? I'm blanking, it's been forever since I read those. I did like Ninjak at the time. Not because...
by SwiftMann
Mon May 16, 2022 9:26:52 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Bloodshot Series
Replies: 55
Views: 1610

Re: Bloodshot Series

VH 2 Bloodshot was probably the best VH 2 series. Wow. Could not disagree more. It was down there with Ninjak and Eternal Warriors as the worst VH2 series for me. How come? What I like is that it could have built up from where the original left off, with the "reveal" that Angelo Mortalli was an und...
by SwiftMann
Sat May 14, 2022 5:25:36 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Bloodshot Series
Replies: 55
Views: 1610

Re: Bloodshot Series

Man-of-The-Atom wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 8:20:32 pm
VH 2 Bloodshot was probably the best VH 2 series.
Wow. Could not disagree more. It was down there with Ninjak and Eternal Warriors as the worst VH2 series for me.
by SwiftMann
Mon May 09, 2022 10:29:58 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Second Life of Valiant Comics? - An Article
Replies: 53
Views: 15816

Re: Second Life of Valiant Comics? - An Article

Not only for VEI, but the problem with fandom in general. "This isn't what I thought it should be" or "I've made up my own head canon for this property and this is teh suck compared to that!"
by SwiftMann
Fri May 06, 2022 11:00:50 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Year of Valiant FCBD 2022
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Year of Valiant FCBD 2022

Bloodshot - I was rolling my eyes at the writing and art before the end of the first page. It got worse as it went. I loathed this. Armorclads - Preview of #1 from, what, six weeks ago? X-O - Centerfold with art by Pete Woods, so, you know, not at all representative of the book that will be coming. ...
by SwiftMann
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:16:40 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: *Counterfeit Valiant Update- Midnight, On Earth w/ Jim Shooter Ep 89 - NEW EPISODE
Replies: 142
Views: 2728

Re: *Counterfeit Valiant Update- Midnight, On Earth w/ Jim Shooter Ep 89 - NEW EPISODE

well again the facts are showing there are counterfeits out there.. seriously does anyone know how to get ahold of jon hartz? Over two days later and this post still amuses and confuses me. Literally zero FACTS have been presented by anyone in this entire discussion that has now gone on for months....
by SwiftMann
Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:13:33 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: In Hindsight, does anyone wish VEI would've kept the OG VALIANT continuity?
Replies: 23
Views: 601

Re: In Hindsight, does anyone wish VEI would've kept the OG VALIANT continuity?

I think a soft reboot that somehow acknowledged the 90s versions would have been nice, but I don't think it would have changed anything. The stories were good, but very decompressed in the first year or two. Despite Dinesh being a passionate marketer VEI never gained critical mass as far as a reader...
by SwiftMann
Fri Apr 15, 2022 8:36:25 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: *Counterfeit Valiant Update- Midnight, On Earth w/ Jim Shooter Ep 89 - NEW EPISODE
Replies: 142
Views: 2728

Re: *Counterfeit Valiant Update- Midnight, On Earth w/ Jim Shooter Ep 89 - NEW EPISODE

The whole thing makes sense with just "stolen" in place of "counterfeit". It even would approach somewhat believable with "unauthorized" in place of "counterfeit". In my opinion in order to use "counterfeit" it would be someone starting with a legit book and working up from there. Like a money coun...
by SwiftMann
Sun Mar 27, 2022 12:35:59 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Armorclads #1 (2022)
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Armorclads #1 (2022)

It was an interesting read. Felt super derivative, but interesting and coherent, which is more than I can say for anything other than Rai in the last 2-3 years.
by SwiftMann
Mon Mar 21, 2022 11:47:37 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Bloodshot relaunching as mature reader book
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

Re: Bloodshot relaunching as mature reader book

why'd they go with Ray Garrison and abandon Angelo Mortalli? Because they re-read the 90s version and realized the whole mob thing was tired? It was played out then too, with Bloodshot moving onto Michael Lazarus and doing interesting stuff before Moretti returned and went backwards with the charac...
by SwiftMann
Sun Mar 06, 2022 7:43:19 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: wonderman look like bloodshot now?
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: wonderman look like bloodshot now?

Chiclo wrote:
Sun Mar 06, 2022 12:56:34 pm
Yep. Marvel is trying to copy Valiant, to capture some of that signature Valiant magic that we have seen over the last few years.
:funnypost:
by SwiftMann
Fri Mar 04, 2022 5:47:09 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Let’s get optimistic for 2022’s new releases…here’s a poll!
Replies: 33
Views: 1650

Re: Let’s get optimistic for 2022’s new releases…here’s a poll!

I'm one of the three that went with "None of 'em" because all of them are wait and see for me. I'll pick each up and read them, but there's not a ton to go on with these creative teams. Armorclads - The series literally no one was asking for. When the only Google results about a writer are two Bleed...
by SwiftMann
Wed Feb 23, 2022 11:46:32 am
Forum: Dead Universes
Topic: Overstreet Guide to Lost Universes (coming Nov. 10, 2021)
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Overstreet Guide to Lost Universes (coming Nov. 10, 2021)

A 4+ page letter of errors and omissions dropped into the mail today. If nothing comes of it, oh well, I tried.
by SwiftMann
Sun Feb 20, 2022 3:35:32 pm
Forum: Dead Universes
Topic: Overstreet Guide to Lost Universes (coming Nov. 10, 2021)
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Overstreet Guide to Lost Universes (coming Nov. 10, 2021)

The complete lack of Genesis was the main thing I noted for Defiant. Pricing aside, at least the Defiant and Valiant sections are mostly well done and 95% complete (Secrets of the Valiant Universe #1-3 along with a couple other promo and TPB inserts are missing from Valiant). The Dark Horse and Mali...
by SwiftMann
Fri Feb 18, 2022 12:10:32 pm
Forum: Re-Reading The 1990s VALIANT Universe
Topic: VH1 story chronology reading order
Replies: 10
Views: 3771

Re: VH1 story chronology reading order

Unlikely to get a reply, but how come so much of the Turok stuff is in an odd order. For example, the final issue #47 have a few others after it. Additionally, how come the original Son of Stone reprints are in there? I'm still here! Turok stories bounced around the timeline. Some were far in the p...
by SwiftMann
Thu Feb 17, 2022 9:35:39 pm
Forum: Dead Universes
Topic: Overstreet Guide to Lost Universes (coming Nov. 10, 2021)
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Overstreet Guide to Lost Universes (coming Nov. 10, 2021)

Awesome me too. They did a 4 page article on my Defiant collection. I'm excited This was certainly well done. I think they dropped a word in your interview, but other than that great stuff. The whole Defiant section is better than the rest so far. Any idea why the don't note Birth of the Defiant Un...
by SwiftMann
Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:29:23 pm
Forum: Dead Universes
Topic: Overstreet Guide to Lost Universes (coming Nov. 10, 2021)
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Overstreet Guide to Lost Universes (coming Nov. 10, 2021)

I got four pages into the Dark Horse Comics Greatest World section and realized I would need to take notes about all the mistakes on variants. Also in random order. Continuity is also an absolute mess. Plus a ton of dropped words in the write ups. Pretty sloppy so far. At least there aren't really v...
by SwiftMann
Wed Feb 16, 2022 9:50:01 pm
Forum: Dead Universes
Topic: Overstreet Guide to Lost Universes (coming Nov. 10, 2021)
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Overstreet Guide to Lost Universes (coming Nov. 10, 2021)

Got my copy with the Crusaders cover today. Flipped through for a whole at the store. Didn't expect it to be quite so cover image heavy and it seemed like variants were hit and miss (Comics Greatest World had some but Malibu seemed to be missing). Looking forward to digging in this weekend.
by SwiftMann
Fri Feb 11, 2022 10:47:48 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Shadowman [2021] #5
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Shadowman [2021] #5

Love the new artist. Was digging the story until the last four pages where Bunn decides to personify everything into human form.
by SwiftMann
Thu Feb 10, 2022 11:32:51 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Xo 10 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Xo 10 2022

No #10.

Solicit said this is the "epic conclusion" of Hopless and Laiso's run.

The page next to the last page in #9 is an ad for "an epic new series" coming later this year.

DMG might want to find someone with a larger vocabulary for their marketing.
by SwiftMann
Tue Feb 08, 2022 6:21:41 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: There’s a new Archer & Armstrong series…does anyone care?
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: There’s a new Archer & Armstrong series…does anyone care?

I mean... I'll buy it and read it. That creative team seems really questionable though. Even moreso than the nobodies on that EW Kickstarter mess.
by SwiftMann
Sun Feb 06, 2022 8:15:15 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: XO ManOwar #9 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: XO ManOwar #9 2021

All the resolution actually happens off panel while we get to read through a pointless conversation, right? Also, how is Aric still have the hand and pants but nothing else if he doesn't have Shanhara? A dumb, nothing really changes, everyone will ignore quippy Shanhara in the future nine issues. Oh...
by SwiftMann
Sun Feb 06, 2022 12:06:57 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: the harbinger #3
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: the harbinger #3

Rodriguez's art has some great panels. It also features chaotic panels and layouts that become hard to follow or understand; a problem going back to his Spider-Gwen days. But really, the issue with this series is the writers and there babbling duologue. It's tedious. It's meaningless. It's false imp...
by SwiftMann
Thu Feb 03, 2022 2:01:17 pm
Forum: Dead Universes
Topic: Legacy by Majestic
Replies: 7
Views: 1520

Re: Legacy by Majestic

Thanks Jim!