It's my turn.....(warning it's a long one)

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Just got around to posting my :thumb: BTE

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betterthanezra wrote:
Sears and Smith were putting out nice art but the book wasn't very good.



Even though I answered to my wife countless times why I needed yet another copy of Harbinger #1...... :D


Yeah I liked Ninjak. But I did it also because it reminded me of VH-1 again & I don't mean the book......the pattern. I knew that once Ninjak got canceled others would follow....and they did.

-Brian
Yea, the artwork was great on XO, but Marz really ruined Aric.

I have to explain to my wife why I buy these as well.

I'm glad to see there is another Ninjak fan.

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tarheelmarine wrote:
betterthanezra wrote:
Sears and Smith were putting out nice art but the book wasn't very good.



Even though I answered to my wife countless times why I needed yet another copy of Harbinger #1...... :D


Yeah I liked Ninjak. But I did it also because it reminded me of VH-1 again & I don't mean the book......the pattern. I knew that once Ninjak got canceled others would follow....and they did.

-Brian
Yea, the artwork was great on XO, but Marz really ruined Aric.

I have to explain to my wife why I buy these as well.

I'm glad to see there is another Ninjak fan.
Yes we Ninjak VH-2 fans have to stick together..... :thumb:

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Will you stop bumping your own thread! :roll:

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betterthanezra wrote:
tarheelmarine wrote:
betterthanezra wrote:
Sears and Smith were putting out nice art but the book wasn't very good.



Even though I answered to my wife countless times why I needed yet another copy of Harbinger #1...... :D


Yeah I liked Ninjak. But I did it also because it reminded me of VH-1 again & I don't mean the book......the pattern. I knew that once Ninjak got canceled others would follow....and they did.

-Brian
Yea, the artwork was great on XO, but Marz really ruined Aric.

I have to explain to my wife why I buy these as well.

I'm glad to see there is another Ninjak fan.
Yes we Ninjak VH-2 fans have to stick together..... :thumb:

-Brian
That makes two of you so far....

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jedimarley wrote:Will you stop bumping your own thread! :roll:
Hey I was only responding.....

:roll:

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betterthanezra wrote:
jedimarley wrote:Will you stop bumping your own thread! :roll:
Hey I was only responding.....

:roll:

-Brian
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Post by gowaltrip »

Nice read... :thumb:

Did you ever go back and recollect other books not Valiant again?

Like Darkhawk? :P

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gowaltrip wrote:Nice read... :thumb:

Did you ever go back and recollect other books not VALIANT again?

Like Darkhawk? :P
I usually move those around the .25 cent bin along with Rai #9's & Magnus #24's....there still there just not in my collection anymore. :lol:

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I have added a letter to my Valiant story...hope this little update was worth this bump... :thumb:

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betterthanezra wrote:I have added a letter to my VALIANT story...hope this little update was worth this bump... :thumb:

-Brian
the letter is cool!

What is behind it? Can we see?????????????

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Elveen wrote:
betterthanezra wrote:I have added a letter to my VALIANT story...hope this little update was worth this bump... :thumb:

-Brian
the letter is cool!

What is behind it? Can we see?????????????
Oh that it's a Solar Sketch drawn by Ron Lim :thumb:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiec ... t=0&UCat=0

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betterthanezra wrote:
Elveen wrote:
betterthanezra wrote:I have added a letter to my VALIANT story...hope this little update was worth this bump... :thumb:

-Brian
the letter is cool!

What is behind it? Can we see?????????????
Oh that it's a Solar Sketch drawn by Ron Lim :thumb:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiec ... t=0&UCat=0

-Brian

nice!

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Post by slym2none »

GREAT addition to your story, Brian!

:clap: :thumb: :clap:



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Yes, cool!

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Great letter Brian, nice piece of Valiant history.

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Updated my story with another photo...this time I found a picture from the Valiant booth at the 1993 Wonder-con :thumb:

I know I had it just had to find it.... :D

-Brian

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betterthanezra wrote:Updated my story with another photo...this time I found a picture from the VALIANT booth at the 1993 Wonder-con :thumb:

I know I had it just had to find it.... :D

-Brian
Very cool photo . . . . I'm just sad that I can't see that at shows today . . . . :(

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Post by betterthanezra »

veni, vidi, verbosi
What is Zeph bumping his story for?

We should all take part in it :? :D

-Brian

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My brain melted reading that story. Awesome story though. :thumb:

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Graet story; thanks for sharing! :clap: :thumb:

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betterthanezra wrote: I was delivering newspapers at the time and one of my customers was an older guy that set up at cons about 100 miles from our town whenever they had them.
I worked my into his "gig"....I helped him set up and work his table every chance I got. We were doing sometimes 2 shows a month it was a GREAT education.

I was now buying pre-unity issues I was missing at the shows I was working at and trading various new marvels for them. I was still missing the "biggie" pre-unity books....Harbinger #1-4, Rai #3-4, Magnus #12 & Solar #10. I was invited to work with "Captain Collecto" at Wonder-Con 1993....my first really BIG show expe.

I continued to travel with Captain Collecto over the next 3-5 years....doing local shows and my Valiant collection was growing.

-Brian
Very sad news "Captain Collecto" Ted Fisher AKA the guy I talked about in my story (and quoted from above) has Brain Cancer. He's the reason I really have the ambition of comics today. I've been trying to reach him for a while, finally noticed someone at his home.

Stopped by there this afternoon. We hugged and talked for about 45 mniutes, he says come with me... into his comic book room and hands me his only copy of Harbinger #1 he wants me to have it.

I'm pretty upset about it as you can guess. He was like a father to me even though I had one. Teds as Nice a guy I have ever known.

-Brian

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betterthanezra wrote:
betterthanezra wrote: I was delivering newspapers at the time and one of my customers was an older guy that set up at cons about 100 miles from our town whenever they had them.
I worked my into his "gig"....I helped him set up and work his table every chance I got. We were doing sometimes 2 shows a month it was a GREAT education.

I was now buying pre-unity issues I was missing at the shows I was working at and trading various new marvels for them. I was still missing the "biggie" pre-unity books....Harbinger #1-4, Rai #3-4, Magnus #12 & Solar #10. I was invited to work with "Captain Collecto" at Wonder-Con 1993....my first really BIG show expe.

I continued to travel with Captain Collecto over the next 3-5 years....doing local shows and my Valiant collection was growing.

-Brian
Very sad news "Captain Collecto" Ted Fisher AKA the guy I talked about in my story (and quoted from above) has Brain Cancer. He's the reason I really have the ambition of comics today. I've been trying to reach him for a while, finally noticed someone at his home.

Stopped by there this afternoon. We hugged and talked for about 45 mniutes, he says come with me... into his comic book room and hands me his only copy of Harbinger #1 he wants me to have it.

I'm pretty upset about it as you can guess. He was like a father to me even though I had one. Teds as Nice a guy I have ever known.

-Brian
Sorry to read that Brian, my sympathies for you and him.

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Post by Elveen »

Sorry Brian. :(

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Post by Daniel Jackson »

Sorry to hear about your friend, Brian.


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