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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 12:54 pm 
Is it Dee-no or Die-no? Dunno.
Is it Dee-no or Die-no? Dunno.
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Hello, I first found this site around five years ago, but only visited rarely. I began reading and collecting Valiant comics in 1991 at eight years old when my older cousin gave me one of the first Solars. I thought the art in all of the Valiant books was amazing, as a kid Joe Quesada was my favorite. I used to use tracing paper to copy all of the covers. While I did read the books, back then the reading was a little too dense for me to fully understand what was actually going on. Solar and Turok were my favorite characters. I still have all of the books I bought when I was a kid in a long box at my mother’s house.

When my mom would give me some money I would go to my LCS and always get a valiant comic and maybe a Spawn or The Maxx ( I used to draw The Maxx on everything ), or a pack of basketball cards. One day I came home with Bloodshot #6 and #8, my mom was *SQUEE* and scolded me for buying violent comic books. I guess those covers were kind of graphic.

I thought Valiant Vision was sweet and I would wear the glasses all over the place when I wasn’t reading comics; they made everything look cool. My favorite cover was X-O #21 and it might as well still be, I remember it the best.

In ’93 when I was in the 5th grade my teacher gave my class a project to write a letter to a company that we liked. Most of the kids wrote to companies trying to get free candy bars, and so on. I wrote to Valiant explaining how much I loved Turok. I remember saying I like how Turok fights dinosaurs. They did not send me a candy bar, but they did write me back on a Valiant post card telling me that somebody who worked on Turok pinned my letter up on a wall in the office, which I thought was extremely awesome. The post card they sent me remained tacked to my bedroom wall until I graduated high school and I think I still have it somewhere.

In middle school, high school, and college I loved playing basketball and lost track of Valiant, but I was aware when all of the glory had come to an end. It created a void in my soul and I realized that Valiant had been like a comfort blanket that I assumed was always going to be there for me, but was now gone. After college I have been reading all things Vertigo and The Walking Dead. When I heard that Dark Horse/Shooter planned on bringing back some old characters it ignited an old flame from childhood and that is when I started frequenting these forums. I am bummed that Magnus, Turok, and Solar are again no longer, I was enjoying those books. I hope that someday they find their way back to the Valiant universe.

Thank you for having me here. I will do my best to contribute often.


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 12:56 pm 
Why don't we just call ourselves C-Men and be done with it
Why don't we just call ourselves C-Men and be done with it
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 1:02 pm 
the hole just keeps getting deeper
the hole just keeps getting deeper
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 1:08 pm 
I felt 'used car salesman' kind of dirty.
I felt 'used car salesman' kind of dirty.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 1:11 pm 
not unlike me
not unlike me
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Welcome!

Just so you're not confused if people think you're someone else...
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 1:28 pm 
I do embrace my inner geekdom
I do embrace my inner geekdom
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nice story...surprised you didn't get a gold rather than a postcard....anywho...

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 1:45 pm 
Is it Dee-no or Die-no? Dunno.
Is it Dee-no or Die-no? Dunno.
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greg wrote:
Welcome!

Just so you're not confused if people think you're someone else...
a former member on this board used the name "ManofTheAtom" and had 10,000+ posts.
(Currently #15 on this list...)
memberlist.php?mode=&sk=d&sd=d

Don't be surprised if some of the members here think you might be him.
If it's a problem, I can change your username to something else if you prefer.

Again, welcome! :thumb:

Cool Thanks.
I think I will stick with it and see how it goes. :)
It took me hours to come up with a name.
Not sure if I will be able to get to 10,000 posts in four years, but we will see. Thanks again.


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 1:47 pm 
I bought my first comics at Kwik-E-Mart
I bought my first comics at Kwik-E-Mart
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 2:03 pm 
not unlike me
not unlike me
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Man Of The Atom wrote:
greg wrote:
Welcome!

Just so you're not confused if people think you're someone else...
a former member on this board used the name "ManofTheAtom" and had 10,000+ posts.
(Currently #15 on this list...)
memberlist.php?mode=&sk=d&sd=d

Don't be surprised if some of the members here think you might be him.
If it's a problem, I can change your username to something else if you prefer.

Again, welcome! :thumb:

Cool Thanks.
I think I will stick with it and see how it goes. :)
It took me hours to come up with a name.
Not sure if I will be able to get to 10,000 posts in four years, but we will see. Thanks again.

No problem... just be ready to say, "Sorry, I'm not Mike." :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 2:05 pm 
I do embrace my inner geekdom
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greg wrote:
Man Of The Atom wrote:
greg wrote:
Welcome!

Just so you're not confused if people think you're someone else...
a former member on this board used the name "ManofTheAtom" and had 10,000+ posts.
(Currently #15 on this list...)
memberlist.php?mode=&sk=d&sd=d

Don't be surprised if some of the members here think you might be him.
If it's a problem, I can change your username to something else if you prefer.

Again, welcome! :thumb:

Cool Thanks.
I think I will stick with it and see how it goes. :)
It took me hours to come up with a name.
Not sure if I will be able to get to 10,000 posts in four years, but we will see. Thanks again.

No problem... just be ready to say, "Sorry, I'm not Mike." :D
blame it on the goat that's on a first name basis with the legion...
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 2:27 pm 
I HAVE NO INTENT ON BEING PATIENT!
I HAVE NO INTENT ON BEING PATIENT!
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 7:39 pm 
Clinkin' bottles with Aram
Clinkin' bottles with Aram
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 9:25 pm 
A toast to the return of Valiant!
A toast to the return of Valiant!
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Welcome to the board.

I think you're the first person to ever say they wore the VV glasses all over the place....


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 10:50 pm 
I HAVE NO INTENT ON BEING PATIENT!
I HAVE NO INTENT ON BEING PATIENT!
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 5:49 am 
I felt 'used car salesman' kind of dirty.
I felt 'used car salesman' kind of dirty.
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Daniel Jackson wrote:
Welcome to the board.

I think you're the first person to ever say they wore the VV glasses all over the place....


Perhaps not the ONLYTHEVALIANT person...

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Go, Jonesy!

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:35 pm 
A toast to the return of Valiant!
A toast to the return of Valiant!
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kevinbastos wrote:
Daniel Jackson wrote:
Welcome to the board.

I think you're the first person to ever say they wore the VV glasses all over the place....


Perhaps not the ONLYTHEVALIANT person...

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Go, Jonesy!


Hahaha...yeah, I remember when he posted that pic, but I don't think he wore them all over the place....


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:40 pm 
It's Porktastic!!!
It's Porktastic!!!
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 8:02 pm 
Wanna see an unpublished Shadowman page?
Wanna see an unpublished Shadowman page?
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 11:33 pm 
Mmm, I was drooling over Cooshie tonight.
Mmm, I was drooling over Cooshie tonight.
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Welcome, and great story!

I wonder if 8 year old kids can afford $4 comic books these days... It's kinda like baseball. When I was growing up, I could watch every Mets and Yankee game on tv for free. But now that you have to purchase a premium channel in order to do so, I wonder if MLBB is killing their future audience... :?

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 6:27 am 
Clinkin' bottles with Aram
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 11:21 am 
Ask me about the Mellow Mushroom
Ask me about the Mellow Mushroom
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Welcome. Joe Q was my favorite as well.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:39 pm 
Nanite-powered posting
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tarheelmarine wrote:
Welcome. Joe Q was my favorite as well.


I loved Joe Q on the ray mini. When he came to valiant and did XO #0, kicked off Ninjak, dressed up some Solar cover, man... I was in heaven!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:50 am 
Just jumpin' through time arcs, that's all.
Just jumpin' through time arcs, that's all.
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Hi Mike!

Yes, I know you are not Mike.

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