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by Tony_H
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:41:05 pm
Forum: Buy / Sell / Trade - VALIANT
Topic: CLOSED
Replies: 15
Views: 872

Re: CLOSED

Giant garden salad = main course; banana ice cream = dessert. Then watched "Distorted", a stupefyingly bland movie on Hulu which may have been a failed attempt to make a handful of Philip K. Dick-era SF concepts palatable to the Lifetime channel's audience. Also, distractingly, it was shot in Canada...
by Tony_H
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:14:04 pm
Forum: Other Collectibles - Cards, Toys, Figures, Statues, etc.
Topic: Vinyl
Replies: 13
Views: 1136

Re: Vinyl

If you could own only one deluxe, special-edition reissue of a vinyl LP, The White Album would likely be your best choice. It's a high water mark for 20th century popular music. I'm not sure what other albums have its combination of top-level composition and execution, widespread public acclaim and ...
by Tony_H
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:27:40 pm
Forum: Other Collectibles - Cards, Toys, Figures, Statues, etc.
Topic: Vinyl
Replies: 13
Views: 1136

Re: Vinyl

Here're some old vinyl LP favorites... http://cdn8.openculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Warholcount-basie.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/originals/46/ff/4b/46ff4b02f3205441c4f42113b9153e17.jpg https://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/s/scientist~~_scientifi_101b.jpg ...with great covers outside a...
by Tony_H
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:35:05 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Dead Drop isn’t that bad.
Replies: 22
Views: 714

Re: Dead Drop isn’t that bad.

4001 AD Shadowman was worse. Close call, but worse.
by Tony_H
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:39:41 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Undervalued Gems
Replies: 440
Views: 9413

Re: Undervalued Gems

Does anybody know why there’s been a hike in the asking and selling prices for Lucio Parrillo regular and variant covers this summer? Some of his Red/Queen Sonjas from 7-10 years ago have suddenly become quite overpriced, in my opinion. Maybe the new Marvel Conan titles steered new people toward his...
by Tony_H
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:39:40 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: 20+ years of Valiant website... too frustrating?
Replies: 20
Views: 1619

Re: 20+ years of Valiant website... too frustrating?

Sometimes I think about selling off parts of my complete, regular issue 91-16 run. Then I see stuff like Valiant 101, and I know the run is going nowhere. Great job as always, Greg.
by Tony_H
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:23:40 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: "Joe Illidge, No Longer Executive Editor at Valiant"
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: "Joe Illidge, No Longer Executive Editor at Valiant"

A guess: DMG USA hasn’t been trying to make money via Valiant, they’ve been trying to lose money. A structured loss to offset taxable profits somewhere else.
by Tony_H
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:48:33 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Ten most important VALIANT issues
Replies: 34
Views: 3373

Re: Ten most important VALIANT issues

I'd say that from both a reader's perspective and a historic perspective, the most important set of Valiant issues is the entire original Unity series. It's the best superhero crossover arc I've read (regardless of publisher), because, essentially, it's a SF novel fanned out across several comic-boo...
by Tony_H
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:21:38 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: New interview with the 'new' Bloodshot creative team
Replies: 11
Views: 1401

Re: New interview with the 'new' Bloodshot creative team

Looks like an Acclaim-era relaunch to me, but blander than V2. Pass.
by Tony_H
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:07:20 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Poll - Matt Kindt’s best work for Valiant?
Replies: 23
Views: 2181

Re: Poll - Matt Kindt’s best work for Valiant?

Summydad1 wrote:Rai and Divinity all the way!
+1. Close call between Divinity and 4001 for me, though. That series aged well, because it seems more substantial now than it did when it came out.
by Tony_H
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:13:53 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: BLOODSHOT: RISING SPIRIT #1 Glass Cover Variant
Replies: 10
Views: 1878

Re: BLOODSHOT: RISING SPIRIT #1 Glass Cover Variant

AnarchoMambo wrote:Yep, I will definitely try to get one!
Me too. I like glass art, and I like Braithwaite’s work. What’s not to like, besides maybe the price?
by Tony_H
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:23:39 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: DMG stock down 10%...20%...30%...40%...50%...60%!!!
Replies: 136
Views: 24524

Re: DMG stock down 10%...20%...30%...40%...50%...60%!!!

I wonder if a forced ownership change for DMG could eventually open a way for Dinesh & Co. to buy back Valiant.
by Tony_H
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:41:44 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: DMG stock down 10%...20%...30%...40%...50%...60%!!!
Replies: 136
Views: 24524

Re: DMG stock down 20% CORRECTION: 30%

markie7235 wrote: if you think DMG really does intend to market Valiant high and then sell for a nice profit (my personal belief)
+1. Sell or begin wind-down by 6/30/19 is my guess...only a guess, but emerging fact pattern looks familiar.
by Tony_H
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:05:36 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Complaining About Quantum & Woody
Replies: 26
Views: 2402

Re: Complaining About Quantum & Woody

I gotta stick up for Q&W! It's been a long time since I read Asmus's run, but I loved a lot of his first year's issues. His stuff was so baldly absurd, satiric and (more than) occasionally stupid, it made a nice alternative to the other monthlies I was reading at the time. The Montana arc really cra...
by Tony_H
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:29:20 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: VIN DIESEL Signs on for BLOODSHOT
Replies: 32
Views: 3122

Re: VIN DIESEL Signs on for BLOODSHOT

Well, damn! There’s all kinds of positive stuff on this board tonight.
by Tony_H
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:22:15 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Editor Karl Bollers Joins Valiant Entertainment
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Editor Karl Bollers Joins Valiant Entertainment

TheFerg714 wrote:I had NO idea he wrote #24. That issue was GOOD!

This seems like fine news to me. :clap:
+1, & the Archie Comics credentials don’t hurt, either. :thumb:
by Tony_H
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:50:04 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Bloodshot starring Vin Diesel to film in May!
Replies: 31
Views: 1766

Re: Bloodshot starring Vin Diesel to film in May!

So glad to read this. Diesel is the best star match for the character, especially considering the others mentioned. Hope all goes as planned.
by Tony_H
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:05:20 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: To all those saying they are thinking of quitting Valiant...
Replies: 94
Views: 8370

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

Holy cow. After being away from this site for awhile, I've just spent the last hour reading about the DMG buyout and their ejection of Mr. Shamdasani from the company he built. I'm compelled to leave a note about an encounter I had with Mr. S at NYCC a few years ago. Late on a Sunday afternoon, I ci...
by Tony_H
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:40:28 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Ongoing Books/series you won't read
Replies: 13
Views: 159

Re: Ongoing Books/series you won't read

Try reading "Conan the Barbarian" 100, from 1979, to test out whether you're interested in reading a Marvel-era run. A zillion copies were printed, so it's still a cheap, easy find. If you like the Roy Thomas and John Buscema combo, grab more of their stories: they're the standard-setters, and any i...
by Tony_H
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:37:13 am
Forum: Professionally Graded Comics (CGC and CBCS)
Topic: My SA Marvels arrived
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: My SA Marvels arrived

Love that Avengers 57 cover, and this old Starlin fan is certainly envious of the IM 55. Well collected, sir!
by Tony_H
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:26:08 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Key Collector Comics free mobile app (feedback, submissions)
Replies: 20
Views: 1871

Re: Key Collector Comics free mobile app (feedback, submissi

Thanks for the post! Testing it out, I like the app not only for its Valiant info, which is really helpful, but for the Daredevil news I've gotten from it. I have many DD keys, but the app quickly zeroes me in on some that I don't.
by Tony_H
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:10:28 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Uncanny X-Men #108 - 143 | Claremont & Byrne
Replies: 29
Views: 553

Re: Uncanny X-Men #108 - 143 | Claremont & Byrne

This run and the Perez/Byrne era of Avengers got me hooked on buying monthly comics when I was in grade- and middle-school. I bought 111 off a rotating rack at a convenience store and began a subscribing a short time later. I remember a bunch of these arriving at the house (often rolled up and bange...
by Tony_H
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:11:22 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: ATOMIC COMICS BRUSHED METAL X-O GIVEAWAY RESULTS
Replies: 10
Views: 922

Re: ATOMIC COMICS BRUSHED METAL X-O GIVEAWAY RESULTS

The Archer & Armstrong gold has landed, and it looks great! Thanks again for the contest and the great service. :thumb: