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by otomo
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:51:49 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Bloodshot (2019) #6 Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 642

Re: Bloodshot (2019) #6 Discussion

Same page as everyone... I'm generally a big Tim Seeley fan he's a good guy just not sure what went on here at all.
by otomo
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:52:50 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Bloodshot (2019) #1 discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 2519

Re: Bloodshot (2019) #1 discussion

I enjoyed the issue. Better action than the last series which was so tough to even read. Less detail attention to continuity so far, but whatever. I like Seeley writing personally so it reads like one of his books and that is enough for a 7/10 from me. I really don't think Valiant's going to ever be...
by otomo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:30:35 pm
Forum: Buy / Sell / Trade - VALIANT
Topic: Out Of Space! Selling Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: Out Of Space! Selling Collection

Bump on this.

I'd go $200 plus shipping got 6 short-boxes full.
by otomo
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:54:31 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Punk Mambo #2 Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: Punk Mambo #2 Discussion

Decent. This is definitely a "better read in trade" kind of an issue.
by otomo
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:46:15 pm
Forum: Buy / Sell / Trade - VALIANT
Topic: Out Of Space! Selling Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Out Of Space! Selling Collection

I'm paring down space to just be my hardcovers and omnibuses at this point looking to sell off all my Valiant single issue stuff I've got my collection here (which also has all my spider-man stuff listed but you can ignore that). I have full sets of X-O Manowar Vol 1 Run and Shadowman Vol 1 run, plu...
by otomo
Thu May 09, 2019 2:05:52 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Dr. Mirage returns!
Replies: 43
Views: 2440

Re: Dr. Mirage returns!

Noticing a political pattern some of with Valiant’s recent hires, makes me question the motivation behind it? Once again this is not the hiring of top, established talent. Given the low number of books Valiant puts out you may be forgiven for thinking they’d go for a more tried and tested route. :?...
by otomo
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:58:55 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: New X-O MANOWAR Title's Creative Team & Launch Window
Replies: 14
Views: 963

Re: New X-O MANOWAR Title's Creative Team & Launch Window

Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello are brilliant level talent who have unique styles, voices, and visions. They just got replaced by the B-Team. I mean these guys are fine, they haven't done stuff on star wars I thought was obnoxious or offensive, but it's utterly safe and generic style from what I've se...
by otomo
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:56:51 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Incursion #3 Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: Incursion #3 Discussion

Thoroughly enjoyable comic. Just pure fun. Not a ton of substance (issue 3 of 4 seems to usually be that way), but not bad. Diggle needs a little dialogue massaging so the characters don't all have "I'm a bad *SQUEE*... and I'm gonna say eff you" sort of feel to every single one of them, but still a...
by otomo
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:55:13 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: X-O Manowar [2017] #26 Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1709

Re: X-O Manowar [2017] #26 Discussion

Wrapped up pretty early then was some montagy stuff. Really wasn't a lot on the story end though the loose ends were all done nicely. I'll miss this series. Skeptical about the replacement team, seems a big downgrade. Wish we got a little more of Kindt doing this.

8/10
by otomo
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:20:41 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Is there any continuity now?
Replies: 16
Views: 1424

Re: Is there any continuity now?

It definitely feels like everything's disconnected and meandering in directions. I'm pretty close to giving up on Valiant. I know a few good creators are coming but I'm not sure it's enough.
by otomo
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:19:42 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #5 Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #5 Discussion

I can't take this anymore. Do I drop and mess up my collection or just suck it up and wait for Tim Seeley?
by otomo
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:19:02 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Life and Death of Toyo Harada #2 Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 2404

Re: Life and Death of Toyo Harada #2 Discussion

Oh I thought I was discussing #1 when this was #2. These threads are getting confusing now that so many folk are getting pre-release copies, I don't know what's being discussed. My comment still stands though, perfect book.
by otomo
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:55:16 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Tini Howard Signs Marvel Exclusive
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Tini Howard Signs Marvel Exclusive

Looks like Forgotten Queen will be it.

https://www.newsarama.com/44444-tini-ho ... tract.html
by otomo
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:17:14 am
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Flying Sparks Volume 2
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Flying Sparks Volume 2

Can they survive a mob war? Hey all! After my two huge successes last year, I'm back with a sequel to my intensely personal superhero book, Flying Sparks. It's like a Mr. and Mrs. Smith but superheroes concept. They are both keeping lives secret from each other as they're dating, and it leads to in...
by otomo
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:30:26 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Incursion #2 Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: Incursion #2 Discussion

Nice progression. Gilad's interactions with the deadside demon was fun. Art wise I didn't like the way Dr. Mirage was done, just kinda made her look ugly, but otherwise was pretty excellent. Hopefully we get some Ms. Galactus world eating in issue 3. My excitement about this may only have been tempe...
by otomo
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:28:19 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Life and Death of Toyo Harada #2 Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 2404

Re: Life and Death of Toyo Harada #2 Discussion

I said XO was about perfect... this also was about perfect. If valiant could just keep books like the three of these coming out like we had this week, you know, it'd be pretty awesome.
by otomo
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:27:30 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: X-O Manowar [2017] #25 Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 2097

Re: X-O Manowar [2017] #25 Discussion

Missed first on this one! So sad. Well this was about perfect. I'm sorry to see the arc end. This made me feel much like the early issues of the run with Giorello's art which made me so excited about it. Not a ton of comment on the plot as it was pretty much pew pew pew fight fight fight, though Sch...
by otomo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:55:36 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: The Forgotten Queen #1 Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 1825

Re: The Forgotten Queen #1 Discussion

I liked the diving expedition, that was pretty fun. I wish they'd stuck with that instead of going with the "slay queen I am woman stronger than any khan" generic backstory which is so tired at this point. Art was really inconsistent, especially in the faces. I think I'm out on this one already. The...
by otomo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:53:58 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #4 Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1381

Re: Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #4 Discussion

Talk about underwhelming. Almost no story here, I still don't get how this works with continuity at all. I miss Ray. I miss his little girl. I miss the dog.

And honestly the art is like cheap indie tier. I've worked with better artists than this and that's not acceptable for Valiant.
by otomo
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:58:44 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Incursion #1 Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 3325

Re: Incursion #1 Discussion

And I agree with the podcast's observation that Diggle really, actually does his homework on everything he writes. I love that he manages to tie in his new work on Incursion with what we've seen before with Tama in Deadside, etc. I love new stuff -- but ignoring everything that came before is just ...
by otomo
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:44:06 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Psi-Lords in June
Replies: 69
Views: 5156

Re: Psi-Lords in June

wtf... since when was Psi-Lords about 4 random hipsters from the coffee shop? I miss unapologetic action-adventure. New VU is not for me obviously *sigh* This is what I saw with the preview art as well. I don't know what they were thinking there. Here's to hoping they change direction on that end o...
by otomo
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:42:28 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Livewire #3 Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

Re: Livewire #3 Discussion

This whole series has been a "meh" for me. there's very little personal stakes here, it feels distant from the character. The art is kind of hard to get into as well. As folk noted, better than the first two issues, but that's not that high a bar.

5/10
by otomo
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:41:20 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: The Forgotten Queen #1 Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 1825

Re: The Forgotten Queen #1 Discussion

Wait, this came out? I didn't see it.
by otomo
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:39:33 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: XO Manowar [2017] #24 Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 1207

XO Manowar [2017] #24 Discussion

Surprised this isn't up yet. Am I the only person keeping this mag afloat by buying 4 copies monthly? Lol I love Giorello's art. I honestly just wish he did the full run instead of hopping around to a few different titles in Valiant (like Ninja-K, even though I enjoyed that as well) to keep consiste...
by otomo
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:33:33 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Incursion #1 Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 3325

Re: Incursion #1 Discussion

Promising start to the series. Feels paced much like his shadowman run, sets up an intriguing premise, plenty of action, art is very very nice, and we'll see you next month. Because of the way it's set up though it's going to be hard to really say how good this is til the end of the series. Still, e...