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by SwiftMann
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:49:12 pm
Forum: Re-Reading The 1990s VALIANT Universe
Topic: (Re-)Reading Acclaim
Replies: 3
Views: 491

(Re-)Reading Acclaim

Fabian takes over and restarts the universe. Sort of. It’s an admirable attempt and (mostly) far better than history and critics lead me to believe. I had only read Q&W and the 1999 stuff when it came out. Pretty much everything else was new to me. The titles are listed in the order in which they we...
by SwiftMann
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:52:37 am
Forum: Dead Universes - Issue Lists
Topic: Comics Greatest World - Issue List
Replies: 286
Views: 59005

Re: Comics Greatest World - Issue List

Anyone still collecting or looking for these? I am starting on these now. Anyone have any extras of the harder to get items? Still on my list to track down: Barb Wire Comics Magazine Special Comics' Greatest World: Rebel Diamond Gold Foil Cover Comics' Greatest World: Rebel Color Special Limited Ed...
by SwiftMann
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:26:40 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Book of the Month - February 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Book of the Month - February 2020

Good Stuff
Rai 4
Dr. Tomorrow 1

Fine Enough but Not Really
Bloodshot 0

Can We Just Start Over With a New Creative Team, Again
Bloodshot 6

Complete and Utter Misfires That Shouldn't Be Revisited
The Visitor 3
Quantum & Woody 2
by SwiftMann
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:15:56 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Quantum & Woody (2020) #2 Discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Re: Quantum & Woody (2020) #2 Discussion

And after listening to VCR, I think my biggest problem lies with every VEI/DMG title turning Q&W into inept, slapstick archetypes and not the VERY human, very damaged, but actually skilled (in their own ways) Q&W Priest created and succeeded with.
by SwiftMann
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:48:55 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Quantum & Woody (2020) #2 Discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Quantum & Woody (2020) #2 Discussion

The story comes off as trying to be weird and funny but isn't interesting or humorous. The art doesn't fit the book at all. Mostly this was just a chore to get through.
by SwiftMann
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:06:21 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Dan DiDio Ousted From DC Comics
Replies: 20
Views: 853

Re: Dan DiDio Ousted From DC Comics

1) No skewing. Just straight math. Source data could be problematic, but it's the go-to source for this site. 2) I'd say that most physical collectibles or items are now considered boutique with boutique pricing. It's where we are now, particularly with the millennial and post-millennial generation ...
by SwiftMann
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:16:45 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Dan DiDio Ousted From DC Comics
Replies: 20
Views: 853

Re: Dan DiDio Ousted From DC Comics

-Sales are down, and this isn't being hyperbolic - sales are down year after year. No they aren't. Not sure why this myth is perpetuated regularly. At least not the industry as a whole. Can't speak towards DC alone. I mean, I could see it as DC and Didio went super-insular story telling the last 20...
by SwiftMann
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:44:30 am
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Dan DiDio Ousted From DC Comics
Replies: 20
Views: 853

Re: Dan DiDio Ousted From DC Comics

If it's the same source I've seen thrown around, they've been claiming DC's death is around the corner for years. Fear mongers.

And considering the creator that keeps getting sourced, there's no legitimate source for this story.
by SwiftMann
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:42:37 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: What I would've done if I owned VEI (final post)
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: What I would've done if I owned VEI (final post)

I dont think VEI was perfect but just redoing the same thing?

Sounds like you could just re-read the first two years of 90s books and be content.
by SwiftMann
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:58:47 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Dr. Tomorrow #1 Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 1399

Re: Dr. Tomorrow #1 Discussion

I legit think it's awful. Like worst of the year writing bad. Three issues of absolute snoozefest.
by SwiftMann
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:35:32 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Dr. Tomorrow #1 Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 1399

Re: Dr. Tomorrow #1 Discussion

Listening to VCR 1) Did any of the guys read the original Acclaim Doctor Tomorrow? This version is definitely a bit different, but not completely different. 2) Scratching my #2. VCR this week spoke insanely highly of the absolutely dreadful Visitor series which answered this question of what they th...
by SwiftMann
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:41:45 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Dan DiDio Ousted From DC Comics
Replies: 20
Views: 853

Re: Dan DiDio Ousted From DC Comics

My post on a friend's FB link to the story.

I completely bailed on DC 10 years ago with the New 52 and was mostly on the way out for a few years before that. I feel like part of that was Didio's influence on the line.
by SwiftMann
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:30:08 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Bloodshot #0 Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: Bloodshot #0 Discussion

TheFerg714 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:41:56 am
This issue made it clear to me that Brett Booth isn't the best option for this type of story.
Even as a fan of his stuff, I have to agree.
by SwiftMann
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:01:44 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Official Bloodshot Trailer is here!
Replies: 98
Views: 5018

Re: Official Bloodshot Trailer is here!

I somehow missed any discussion of this getting a PG-13 rating. How the heck is that gonna be true to the comic. I basically wanted to watch this for 2 reasons: 1. Vin Diesel stabbing a dude in the neck with his own broken radius/ulna 2. Eating a full on live cow to replenish nanites. I now don't i...
by SwiftMann
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:55:46 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Dr. Tomorrow #1 Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 1399

Re: Dr. Tomorrow #1 Discussion

This was a lot more fun than I expected it to be. And those last two pages! I often find Jim Towe's art inconsistent, particularly on Youngblood, but here it's mostly good. A couple wonky/overly cartoony panels, but mostly good. I can't tell if all his mouths look similar or if the designs are speci...
by SwiftMann
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:42:13 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: The Visitor #3 Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 493

The Visitor #3 Discussion

The story here is just so very bad. Whether it's little things like talking about DNA testing blood and then immediately contaminating the sample by licking it to see if it's "coppery" to the endless feeling 3-page sequence of discussions overusing -sama and -san to the completely unnecessary last p...
by SwiftMann
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:34:26 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Bloodshot #0 Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Bloodshot #0 Discussion

This is the most coherent Bloodshot comic in some time. It's still got Seeley wording quirks that pull me out of the story for a blip, but otherwise enjoyable. It's unclear where in the timeline this taking place other than after Harbinger Wars 2. And it's also unclear why this is a #0 other than th...
by SwiftMann
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:25:49 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT May 2020 Solicitations
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT May 2020 Solicitations

Dallow Spicer1 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:19:07 pm
No Quantum & Woody? Hasn’t that only just re-started :?
As of #3's solicit, it is only a 4 issue mini, so done in April.
by SwiftMann
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:19:39 pm
Forum: Re-Reading The 1990s VALIANT Universe
Topic: (Re-)Reading Birthquake through The End (aka Years 4 & 5)
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: (Re-)Reading Birthquake through The End (aka Years 4 & 5)

Thanks for reading! And the terribly named "Birthquake" was more akin to "Marvel Now!" in that it was just a marketing thing. Granted, for Valiant, it was a BIG marketing thing. Marvel just restarted all their current titles and mildly shook up creative teams (if at all). Birthquake was ongoing titl...
by SwiftMann
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:27:47 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Shadowman coming in May by Bunn, Jon Davis-Hunt, and Bellaire
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Shadowman coming in May by Bunn, Jon Davis-Hunt, and Bellaire

Oh, man...

Can I break nearly 30 years of Valiant completionism to skip this? I hated Hunt's work on Wildstorm and Bunn never works for me.

I doubt it, but, man, Iam not going to like this at all. Maybe I'll have the bar so low they exceed?
by SwiftMann
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:18:07 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Bloodshot (2019) #6 Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Bloodshot (2019) #6 Discussion

Dallow Spicer1 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:53:38 am
This is reaching Rising Spirit levels of bad. Pull the plug Valiant!
As bad as Rising Spirit was, at least I understood what that series was trying to do. There's somehow even less direction to this series.

I think Booth's art is a heavy distraction from just how bad the (lack of) story is here.
by SwiftMann
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:09:57 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Bloodshot (2019) #6 Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Bloodshot (2019) #6 Discussion

When the art isn't saddled by the blue, red, or fire color scheme, it is really entertaining. Flawed, but entertaining. But fun art can't overcome absolute trash writing, which this is. Oh, and nice editing too - "He's grows bigger..." 2/5
by SwiftMann
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:59:47 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: VEI vs DMG Valiant: an honest poll
Replies: 21
Views: 818

Re: VEI vs DMG Valiant: an honest poll

VEI was never perfect. DMG has been an unmitigated disaster.
by SwiftMann
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:50:31 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: The Visitor #2 discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Re: The Visitor #2 discussion

1 page of DNA explanation 3 pages of flashforward 3.5 pages of Visitor whining about not being able to talk to a circuit 13.5 pages of painfully stupid arguing about the safety of safe houses This is not okay comic book story telling. Yup, that’s about it! Hopefully 3rd issues a charm, and we find ...
by SwiftMann
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:11:08 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: The Visitor #2 discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Re: The Visitor #2 discussion

1 page of DNA explanation
3 pages of flashforward
3.5 pages of Visitor whining about not being able to talk to a circuit
13.5 pages of painfully stupid arguing about the safety of safe houses

This is not okay comic book story telling.