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by whovian
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:19:53 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: What comics are you reading now?
Replies: 9083
Views: 84473

Re: What comics are you reading now?

I'm still reading everything Valiant, but the books aren't as good as they once were and I'm contemplating dumping them. The big surprise is I've been buying everything Zenescope for at least a couple of years and I'm thoroughly enjoying most of these books. DC's Hill House books have been solid. I'...
by whovian
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:01:25 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: I accidently got a PREORDER EDITION variant of Doc Tmw #3
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: I accidently got a PREORDER EDITION variant of Doc Tmw #3

Unless things have changed, the pre-order editions contain eight extra pages of behind-the-scenes information which are added to the middle of the book and are exclusive to the pre-order edition.
by whovian
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:24:08 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: China’s Stock Regulator Sounds Warning on DMG
Replies: 10
Views: 957

Re: China’s Stock Regulator Sounds Warning on DMG

A DMG sale of VEI could be the best of times, or the worst of times. I’m sort of wondering about this possibility. What would be the likely outcomes? Almost anything is possible nowadays. My biggest fear is that Valiant ends up being sucked into Marvel or DC. That would kill Valiant for me. I've ba...
by whovian
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:24:20 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Ninja-K pre order
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

Re: Ninja-K pre order

This stinks! So I get this e-mail from DCBS: "Hi, Issue #6 of Ninja-K was erroneously not offered in a pre-order bundle by Valiant at the time of solicitation. This issue does have a pre-order edition and has been filled to match the original pre-order bundle for 1-4. If you would like to have this...
by whovian
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:14:13 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Ninja-K pre order
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

Re: Ninja-K pre order

This stinks! So I get this e-mail from DCBS: "Hi, Issue #6 of Ninja-K was erroneously not offered in a pre-order bundle by Valiant at the time of solicitation. This issue does have a pre-order edition and has been filled to match the original pre-order bundle for 1-4. If you would like to have this ...
by whovian
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:14:09 am
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Tough Break for Dark Horse - Conan to Marvel in 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 290

Re: Tough Break for Dark Horse - Conan to Marvel in 2019

I think Marvel mostly wants to clean up their existing library of Conan material and repackage them in Omnibus format like they did with Master of Kung Fu. For that reason alone I'm excited about Conan being back at Marvel. And could it be that Marvel as a whole anticipates a future lack of interest...
by whovian
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:06:01 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: To all those saying they are thinking of quitting Valiant...
Replies: 94
Views: 7952

Re: To all those saying they are thinking of quitting Valian

Valiant's relaunch has, overall, been substantially better than the original run of Valiant. I've been re-reading all of the old Valiant books these past couple of years and it's mostly the Jim Shooter ones that are great. Within a few months of his departure everything except X-0 fell apart. Bad mo...
by whovian
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:21:07 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Catalyst Prime (New CB Universe)
Replies: 78
Views: 1872

Re: Catalyst Prime (New CB Universe)

What a difference a few more books make. While I'm still loving Noble, the second issue of Accell read like a terrible issue of The Flash, Superb 1 was just okay (nothing truly innovative) and Incidentals was a dud with boring writing and mediocre art. Writer Joe Casey is looking like a very weak pl...
by whovian
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:03:20 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Catalyst Prime (New CB Universe)
Replies: 78
Views: 1872

Re: Catalyst Prime (New CB Universe)

I've read the FCBD book and the first two issues of Noble. These are right up there with modern Valiant. Excellent stuff!
by whovian
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:55:12 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: What Marvel Comics needs to do
Replies: 49
Views: 434

Re: What Marvel Comics needs to do

Much of Marvel's problems stem from an apparent unwillingness to create new characters. I think I've only heard of one new character they've introduced in the past five years -- I believe he/she is called Mosaic. I'll let Marvel readers chime in with their possible lists. I'm under the impression th...
by whovian
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:17:18 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: DC Comics Relaunching Everything In June
Replies: 239
Views: 2169

Re: DC Comics Relaunching Everything In June

I'm still buying all the Rebirth titles. The only books I'm not liking are New Superman, Hellblazer, Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Hal Jordan. Would have dumped all those, but would get less of a discount for dropping bundles to get individual titles, so no gain by dropping anything. Sigh. Have to adm...
by whovian
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:03:37 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Double Take Universe
Replies: 22
Views: 242

Re: Double Take Universe

I'll miss Double Take. They had some of the best books of the past year; best publisher second only to Valiant in my opinion. Admittedly, launching with ten titles based on Night of the Living Dead was a bad idea, particularly for a super-hero universe. These were strong, cohesive stories and I woul...
by whovian
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:12:12 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Why???
Replies: 34
Views: 1380

Re: Why???

It's sad to see a company that consistently puts out quality books on schedule sitting on the bottom of the ladder. I'm also disappointed to see DC's numbers so low compared to Marvel-less. DC's Rebirth books are turning out to be some of the best books they've put out in a couple of decades.
by whovian
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:01:13 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: DC Comics Relaunching Everything In June
Replies: 239
Views: 2169

Re: DC Comics Relaunching Everything In June

I've finished the June batch and have dipped into July. I must say there's not a bad book in the bunch, can't even say that for Valiant. I haven't enjoyed DC this much since The Eighties! Glad I jumped in, and I plan to stick around for the foreseeable future.
by whovian
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:49:41 am
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: ROM at IDW Discussion Thread
Replies: 157
Views: 1717

Re: ROM and Micronauts Returning...Creative Teams Announced!

Figured the Hasbro crossover was inevitable -- just didn't expect it so soon. This has killed Micronauts and ROM for me.
by whovian
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:47:24 am
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Future Quest 1
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Future Quest 1

Why the heck isn't there a Thundarr comic?
by whovian
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:38:20 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Will DC's $3 books hurt Valiant
Replies: 36
Views: 1067

Re: Will DC's $3 books hurt Valiant

Valiant might be hurt slightly, though I think Marvel will suffer the most damage. DC usually gives 20 pages of story and art for $2.99, while Marvel charges $3.99 for the same. Valiant, though also $3.99, usually has 22 pages of material. Frankly, Marvel gives less bang for the buck than pretty muc...
by whovian
Wed May 25, 2016 8:39:11 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: DC Comics Relaunching Everything In June
Replies: 239
Views: 2169

Re: DC Comics Relaunching Everything In June

Without any spoilers, I'd have to say the book was surprisingly good -- steadily building my hopes for DC. But that shock ending that was supposed to excite me ... I thought it was a complete load of crap. Dashed dreams...sigh.
by whovian
Wed May 25, 2016 8:30:35 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: ROM at IDW Discussion Thread
Replies: 157
Views: 1717

Re: ROM and Micronauts Returning...Creative Teams Announced!

After reading some reviews of the first issue of Micronauts I set my expectations very low. After reading, I'd say it's just okay. I simply don't see how that particular franchise can ever be great again without Bug, Marionette and the true Acroyear.
by whovian
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:58:53 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: So I asked Jim Shooter...
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: So I asked Jim Shooter...

I liked it. It's not as good as Man of Steel, but it was much more enjoyable than the last three Marvel movies.
by whovian
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:57:11 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Archie Superheroes relaunch
Replies: 88
Views: 770

Re: Archie Superheroes relaunch

Black Hood is consistently one of my favorite books. Shield #2, however, didn't work for me at all after a great first issue.
by whovian
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:47:57 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: DC Comics Relaunching Everything In June
Replies: 239
Views: 2169

Re: DC Comics Relaunching Everything In June

I've been missing DC, and since I'm able to get 60% off the already-low cover price of all of these but the launch book (75% off) I'm snagging all of these books for at least a few months.
by whovian
Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:37:19 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: "Worst" of Valiant... Worth Reading?
Replies: 22
Views: 955

Re: "Worst" of Valiant... Worth Reading?

Dead Drop should have dropped dead in the meeting room. I can see Marvel or DC crapping on their cluttered schedule with a book of its nature, but Valiant needs to keep their slots open for the best material they can create.
by whovian
Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:32:00 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: DC with the Valiant's leadership team
Replies: 9
Views: 509

Re: DC with the Valiant's leadership team

Hmmmm... If there could only be eight DC comics published each month, what should they be? I'll go for

1. Supergirl
2. Batman
3. Flash
4. Green Lantern
5. Justice League
6. Legion of Super-Heroes
7. Wonder Woman
8. Deadman

Anyone else have a list?
by whovian
Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:24:18 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Defective HARD Corps #15
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Defective HARD Corps #15

I've been filling the holes in my Valiant collection and for the past year I've been reading the entire output of Valiant in release order. So today I hit issue 15 of H.A.R.D. Corps from Feb 1994 and the middle 8 pages of the book are a repeat of 8 other pages in the book -- meaning I'm missing 8 pa...