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by badlander86
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:54:10 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: I'm out.....
Replies: 35
Views: 1667

Re: I'm out.....

Some people encounter a sense of burn-out in any particular hobby or medium that they've invested some time and money in. I had my long divorce from Comics at the start of the New 52 with DC and the Bendisification of the Marvel titles some years back and the only title I was pulling monthly was IDW...
by badlander86
Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:46:15 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Do we have a Bloodshot casting?
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Re: Do we have a Bloodshot casting?

Man....was hoping for Tom Hardy myself.
by badlander86
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:41:43 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representation
Replies: 49
Views: 1072

Re: The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representat

If this post is too political, please inform the Admins to take it down.

But with the tragedy that occurred in Orlando and the out pour of emotions both positive and negative, is legit representation more important than ever in the face of Homophobia, Islamophobia...etc...etc.
by badlander86
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:01:57 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Difference between TPB & HC - The Valiant & Divinity?
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Difference between TPB & HC - The Valiant & Divinity?

Well not sure about Divinity but my Hardcover edition of The Valiant has several pages of early pencil work and designs, early/post-editing scripts for the artist, some related 1-page short stories and short interview questions with Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire and Paolo Rivera. I collect Valiant Deluxe ...
by badlander86
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:02:37 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: 5 Talents you want to see work on Valiant Projects
Replies: 29
Views: 691

Re: 5 Talents you want to see work on Valiant Projects

DirtbagSailor wrote:Alex Ross.

That would require a seminal title like Kingdom Come, Justice or Marvels which isn't in continuity. So unfortunately VEI might not have much for him unless its just cover art. I'd love to be wrong though.
by badlander86
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:54:34 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: 5 Talents you want to see work on Valiant Projects
Replies: 29
Views: 691

5 Talents you want to see work on Valiant Projects

What it says in the title. Exclusive contracts be damned: Artists 1) Sean Chen. Great signature Valiant artist...whose Valiant work I will admit to never have seen. I fell in love with his gritty art style in Marvel's Nova ongoing some years back. With his history with the company, I think a comebac...
by badlander86
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:31:11 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representation
Replies: 49
Views: 1072

Re: The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representat

Artist Bernard Chang ("Chang" is a Chinese name) There is a "Dong Fang" (NOTE: not Fong) Hotel in Guangzhou, China (aka the south...) "Dong" is also the name for Vietnamese currency (e.g. I paid her in Dong...). It's abriviated VND. "Hwan" is a Korean name (not sure about Hwen...). "Fong" is a Chin...
by badlander86
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:24:39 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representation
Replies: 49
Views: 1072

Re: The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representat

I'm glad all the responses in this thread have been very civil and positive. I was actually pretty worried I was treading on sensitive ground with this issue and that the discussion could turn ugly.
by badlander86
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:33:01 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representation
Replies: 49
Views: 1072

Re: The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representat

There are (and should be) heroes all over the world. I've served in military operations with many coalition nations, and never focused on their diversity really. It was more a slight variant of culture at times, yes, but the core factors that make a warrior heroic and great are the same for all man...
by badlander86
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:29:13 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representation
Replies: 49
Views: 1072

Re: The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representat

... but they probably could be mindful about having more gay and lesbian representation in the universe. The problem is that you have to go out of your way to do it, and if not done in a manner that seem like a natural fit in the story it comes off as pandering. Maybe its a matter of timing. DC and...
by badlander86
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:08:12 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representation
Replies: 49
Views: 1072

Re: The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representat

the Chinese Dr. Mirage Korean, with a Brazilian wife. Damn, VH1 Dr.Mirage sounds like he was living the dream :P How do you guys/gals feel about full face covered secret identities which pretty much renders the whole diversity discussion moot since we're talking secret identities. I think of Spawn ...
by badlander86
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:08:44 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representation
Replies: 49
Views: 1072

Re: The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representat

Interesting question. I dislike 'forced' diversity as feels like there's a political agenda in place. Forced is when a character is 'made' ethnic (eg Nick Fury) or an ethnic version is created (Spider-man, Green Lantern etc). There seems to be some hypocrisy in place when left wing observers critic...
by badlander86
Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:32:13 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representation
Replies: 49
Views: 1072

Re: The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representat

Good call...or Amadeus Cho as the Hulk Which bothers me only slightly because Amadeus as a character is pretty awesome by himself. He's the modern Rick Jones, perpetual sidekick to heroes like the Hulk or Hercules. And I agree on forced diversity being what kind of kills interest in a character but...
by badlander86
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:18:57 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representation
Replies: 49
Views: 1072

The Diversity Discussion- Pandering or Legit Representation

So I'm sure we've all been here before at some point. We're comic book readers. We grew up traditional on square-jawed heterosexual white male main characters for the better part of 60 years when the comic medium really struck a chord with the masses. It's come up in so many weird conversations I've...
by badlander86
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:34:55 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Next Valiant Deluxe...
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Next Valiant Deluxe...

As my Valiant Collection has been exclusively Deluxe Hardcovers I am curious as to the gap between the end of a series and publishing of a hardcover collected edition. I've been eyeing Imperium really hard and and am really holding out for a release date for the Deluxe Edition.
by badlander86
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:41:03 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Worried that Disney will sue Valiant for lightsabers?
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Worried that Disney will sue Valiant for lightsabers?

Probably not. A "laser" sword in many forms and fashions have existed in media long before and after Star Wars. The Mobile Suit Gundam franchise has "beam sabers" which are pretty much giant robot sized light sabers. Kamen Rider Black RX (Or Masked Rider as he was infamously called in the States) ha...
by badlander86
Mon May 30, 2016 9:30:28 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: WHAT IS VALIANT COMICS?
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: WHAT IS VALIANT COMICS?

Does anyone remember how comics got hyped back in the day (to which I mean early/mid-90s). Answer is simple: Saturday Morning Cartoons. Batman The Animated Series, the 90s Spider-Man cartoon, the Jim Lee-styled X-Men cartoon, Justice League... Heck even Wildcats and The Savage Dragon got some hype ...
by badlander86
Mon May 30, 2016 9:24:14 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: The Valiant on Amazon, perfect score!
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: The Valiant on Amazon, perfect score!

I'd pick The Valiant just for Paolo Rivera's artwork and the colors. I don't pick up Valiant singles yet because I'm doing a lot of catch-up reading at the moment and the Deluxe Hardcovers are pretty good value propositions and I also like the presentation. Maybe one bad(?) point is repeat content. ...
by badlander86
Sun May 29, 2016 8:26:01 pm
Forum: Your VALIANT Story
Topic: New reader to Valiant
Replies: 20
Views: 3022

Re: New reader to Valiant

So I plonked down my hard-earned cash for Book of Death and The Valiant. First let me say this: Paolo Rivera, where have you been all my life? I love his art, how he draws his expressions and how exceptionally crisp his artwork is. The subdued colors of the book made me feel I was reading an old Eu...
by badlander86
Sun May 29, 2016 8:21:47 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: WHAT IS VALIANT COMICS?
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: WHAT IS VALIANT COMICS?

Does anyone remember how comics got hyped back in the day (to which I mean early/mid-90s). Answer is simple: Saturday Morning Cartoons. Batman The Animated Series, the 90s Spider-Man cartoon, the Jim Lee-styled X-Men cartoon, Justice League... Heck even Wildcats and The Savage Dragon got some hype t...
by badlander86
Sat May 28, 2016 10:04:06 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Who should play Bloodsquirt in a movie?
Replies: 22
Views: 572

Re: Who should play Bloodsquirt in a movie?

CGI with the voice of Gilbert Godfried. Oh wait.
by badlander86
Wed May 25, 2016 1:23:27 am
Forum: Your VALIANT Story
Topic: New reader to Valiant
Replies: 20
Views: 3022

Re: New reader to Valiant

DirtbagSailor wrote:Welcome! I've spent a bit of time in Singapore and greatly enjoyed the time there. :)

Thanks! US Navy?
by badlander86
Wed May 25, 2016 12:20:00 am
Forum: Other Collectibles - Cards, Toys, Figures, Statues, etc.
Topic: What other things do you collect ?
Replies: 212
Views: 55128

Re: What other things do you collect ?

I am a serial hoarder unfortunately. If it looks cool to me or if I want to try it out, I go out and get it. My collections are as follows: - Comics (Marvel, DC, Valiant, IDW...you name it. In singles, trades or hardcovers) - Magic the Gathering (Cardboard crack, picked it up when I was in the Army ...
by badlander86
Tue May 24, 2016 10:55:19 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Meeting JS June 9th... need input
Replies: 33
Views: 952

Re: Meeting JS June 9th... need input

All the questions I'd like to ask have already been mentioned in this thread. Just really looking forward to that interview :D
by badlander86
Tue May 24, 2016 10:39:19 pm
Forum: Your VALIANT Story
Topic: New reader to Valiant
Replies: 20
Views: 3022

Re: New reader to Valiant

So I plonked down my hard-earned cash for Book of Death and The Valiant. First let me say this: Paolo Rivera, where have you been all my life? I love his art, how he draws his expressions and how exceptionally crisp his artwork is. The subdued colors of the book made me feel I was reading an old Eur...