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by SwiftMann
Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:37:02 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: 2013 Valiant Preview Sketch card thread
Replies: 648
Views: 37759

Re: 2013 Valiant Preview Sketch card thread

Justice41 wrote:Darren has a more rendered style for his work, lots of hatchwork. Not sure I recognize this artist.
I was thinking the hatchwork in the suit was in his style,plus, the two cards we've seen from him were also unsigned. But, like I said, just a guess.
by SwiftMann
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:09:42 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: 2013 Valiant Preview Sketch card thread
Replies: 648
Views: 37759

Re: 2013 Valiant Preview Sketch card thread

Magnus9178 wrote:If you have an idea who the artist is that would be awesome!
Just a guess, but, to me, it looks like Darren Chandler's work.
by SwiftMann
Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:39:15 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Tom Muller cover question
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Tom Muller cover question

He did design/color treatments over other artists for a run of Valiant Next variants.
by SwiftMann
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:38:08 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Valiantdatabase.com - Notes on Missing V1 & Acclaim Books
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Valiantdatabase.com - Notes on Missing V1 & Acclaim Book

I'm not running it and some you mentioned are missing. Here are some that aren't. Archer & Armstrong: First Impressions http://www.valiantdatabase.com/books/2650-archer-armstrong-first-impressions-1-" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Eternal Warrior Yearbook 2 http://www.valiantdatabase...
by SwiftMann
Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:52:29 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Book of the Month - November 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Book of the Month - November 2015

X-O - Good action. Great art. Good story momentum. Wrath of EW - Not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn't this interesting take on what happens after he "dies." Plus Raul Allen sequentials! Ivar, Timewalker - The least convoluted issue in a while. Plus, those time bubbles! Bloodshot Reborn - Wou...
by SwiftMann
Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:20:14 pm
Forum: Re-Reading The 1990s VALIANT Universe
Topic: README FIRST: The Re-Reading Valiant Project
Replies: 67
Views: 51716

Re:

ManofTheAtom wrote:This is the chronological list that shows in what continuity order to read VALIANT.
Anyone actually read it this way? I'm Magnus #0 away from completing VH1 and want to read it in story order (vs release order). Does it play out well?
by SwiftMann
Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:55:38 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Ninjak #10 No Longer Glow-In-The-Dark
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Ninjak #10 No Longer Glow-In-The-Dark

Good on them for not putting out garbage quality and giving us a different (if slight) upgrade.

Boo on them since I only bought the various covers because they were GitD. I've been really cutting back on generic VEI variants.
by SwiftMann
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:27:27 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Book of the Month - October 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Book of the Month - October 2015

1) Book of Death: The Fall of X-O Manowar - Just worked and played to both Venditti and Henry's strengths. 2) X-O Manowar #41 - It gets real. 3) Book of Death #4 - Very good if oddly paced. Can't help but wonder what FVL or Lemire would have done with this series. 4) Ivar, Timewalker #10 - Madcap fu...
by SwiftMann
Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:01:31 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Book of the Month - September 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Book of the Month - September 2015

1. Fall of Harbinger 1
2. X-O 40
3. Bloodshot Reborn 6
4. Book of Death 3
5. Timewalker 9
6. Imperium 8
7. Ninjak 7
8. Rai 10
9. Unity 22
by SwiftMann
Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:30:52 pm
Forum: Dead Universes
Topic: Recommend me some Crossgen series.
Replies: 11
Views: 1927

Re: Recommend me some Crossgen series.

Scion for fantasy (and I usually hate fantasy)

Route 666 for a touch of horror

Negation for space opera

Unfortunately, none of these ended since the company went under. Okay, technically, Negation ended and went into Negation War, but that only lasted 2 issues before the company collapsed.
by SwiftMann
Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:32:33 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: How does this happen?
Replies: 26
Views: 927

Re: How does this happen?

Because the Big 2 do not care about the Harveys. They know that the battle is in the Eisners. Yup. A company has to want to stuff the ballots for it to happen. Marvel and DC don't care. Most companies don't really care. Or, if they do, are very selective as to what and how much. I'm sure there have...
by SwiftMann
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:58:27 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: How does this happen?
Replies: 26
Views: 927

Re: How does this happen?

And guess what, the Oscars are self-nominated too. That doesn't mean you get to vote for yourself, or that you will even be picked as a finalist. It means you submit which comics, artists, etc you want to nominate from your publisher in each category. The Harvey Awards then choose the finalists fro...
by SwiftMann
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:24:50 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: How does this happen?
Replies: 26
Views: 927

Re: How does this happen?

I don't get the hype around Fiona Staples. She is good but not really something that sticks out. I would be inclined to say that she didn't add that much to Saga. Clayton Crains art defined Rai for me. When I think about Saga, a bunch of artists could do what Fiona Staples does but with Rai I think...
by SwiftMann
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:20:20 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: How does this happen?
Replies: 26
Views: 927

Re: How does this happen?

The Harvey's are a self-nominated award, so, like CrossGen a decade ago, VEI has stuffed the nomination ballot box the last two years and come up empty both times. I love (most of) the books, but these nominations were absurd. Specifically, a 17-year vet in Jen Van Meter being in the Best New Talent...
by SwiftMann
Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:44:23 pm
Forum: Dead Universes - Issue Lists
Topic: Comics Greatest World - Issue List
Replies: 286
Views: 59005

Re: Comics Greatest World - Issue List

Thanks for incorporating some of the items. If the X and Division13 entries aren't duplicates, I'd love to know what they are so I can chase them down. I've just not seen anything different than the below visual references. Some are better images than other, but hopefully helpful. Arcadia Week 1 - X...
by SwiftMann
Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:34:39 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: What is your reading order for your Valiant books?
Replies: 29
Views: 1004

Re: What is your reading order for your Valiant books?

I get monthly shipments of my comics, so I do oldest series or series continuaiton to newest series (unless something is affecting other books, like Armor Hunters). So currently... X-O Imperium Bloodshot Reborn Unity Rai Ivar, Timewalker Ninjak Book of Death Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer B...
by SwiftMann
Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:19:24 pm
Forum: Dead Universes - Issue Lists
Topic: Comics Greatest World - Issue List
Replies: 286
Views: 59005

Re: Comics Greatest World - Issue List

Depending on the answer to those double foil cover entries above, I think this list confirmed what I've thought I'm missing. Comics Greatest World Source Book Platinum Golden City Week 1 - Rebel (gold diamond cover) Golden City Week 1 - Rebel Special Limited Edition *AKA Ultra-Pro Variant* Steel Ha...
by SwiftMann
Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:43:24 pm
Forum: Dead Universes - Issue Lists
Topic: Comics Greatest World - Issue List
Replies: 286
Views: 59005

Re: Comics Greatest World - Issue List

Depending on the answer to those double foil cover entries above, I think this list confirmed what I've thought I'm missing. Comics Greatest World Source Book Platinum Golden City Week 1 - Rebel (gold diamond cover) Golden City Week 1 - Rebel Special Limited Edition *AKA Ultra-Pro Variant* Steel Har...
by SwiftMann
Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:37:51 pm
Forum: Dead Universes
Topic: What DUs are you collecting ?
Replies: 53
Views: 9295

Re: What DUs are you collecting ?

My dead universe collections: Valiant (see sig for 4 missing issues) Acclaim (missing a small handful) ABC Black Bull (although looking to dump Just a Pilgrim and Shadow Reavers) Capital (will decide if I want to chase the rest of first after I read Whisper [LOVED Badger & Nexus]) C.A.T.S. Studios ...
by SwiftMann
Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:34:51 pm
Forum: Dead Universes
Topic: Impact Comics
Replies: 45
Views: 6685

Re: Impact Comics

Draco wrote:I think im struggling with latter issues of two titles and the Crucible, but my boxes are an awful mess :)
I picked #1-5 of Crucible up for cheap. Missed #6 somehow.
by SwiftMann
Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:30:09 pm
Forum: Dead Universes - Issue Lists
Topic: Comics Greatest World - Issue List
Replies: 286
Views: 59005

Re: Comics Greatest World - Issue List

I don't understand what the perceived differences are for the following two sets of two. From my research there are three variants for each Week 1 book (with X getting the Press Proof as a fourth) - Diamond foil, Capital foil, color adjusted. Arcadia Week 1 - X (foil cover, Capital City Distrobution...
by SwiftMann
Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:09:07 pm
Forum: Dead Universes - Issue Lists
Topic: Comics Greatest World - Issue List
Replies: 286
Views: 59005

Re:

Decade of Dark Horse 3 (Hero Zero cameo in Mask story) I did the original cataloging on CCL and didn't have it there and just looked through my issue three times and still don't see Hero Zero (in the Mask story or elsewhere). The 1987 Mecha series listed has nothing to do with CGW at all actually j...
by SwiftMann
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:24:14 am
Forum: Dead Universes - Issue Lists
Topic: Event Comics - Issue List
Replies: 36
Views: 11649

Re: Event Comics - Issue List

So im curious to know what was added my good sir? :) Some stuff I tweaked/moved. Straight additions below. Also removed the Ash #1 Fahrenheit (no such thing), Ash: Fire Within #3 (never published) and combined Here Come the Big People DFE & Quesada as they are the same thing. Feel free to cut my po...
by SwiftMann
Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:56:03 am
Forum: Dead Universes - Issue Lists
Topic: Event Comics - Issue List
Replies: 36
Views: 11649

Re: Event Comics - Issue List

UPDATED EVENT COMICS COMIC LIST Ash Ashcan 1/2700 Ashcan [signed] 1/300 0 Current Cover 0 Future Cover 0 Gold Foil Future Cover [Fan Club] 1/2 1/2 Wizard Special Edition 1 1 DF Omnichrome 1/8000 1 ACE Edition 2 3 4 4 Fahrenheit Gold 1/2500 4 Fahrenheit Red 1/1500 5 Hildebrandt over Quesada double co...
by SwiftMann
Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:25:58 am
Forum: Dead Universes
Topic: What DUs are you collecting ?
Replies: 53
Views: 9295

Re: What DUs are you collecting ?

My dead universe collections: Valiant (see sig for 4 missing issues) Acclaim (missing a small handful) ABC Black Bull (although looking to dump Just a Pilgrim and Shadow Reavers) Capital (will decide if I want to chase the rest of first after I read Whisper [LOVED Badger & Nexus]) C.A.T.S. Studios i...