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by SwiftMann
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:08:07 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: X-O Manowar (2020) #3
Replies: 21
Views: 782

X-O Manowar (2020) #3

Super generic story. Super lame villain. Super terrible dialogue. Super unimpressive art. And did no one proofread this? "...I was a disembodied consciousness trapped on vine jump ship half a million light years away." - seemed to forget an A in there "Apologies for the heavy hand. Gentlemen." - tha...
by SwiftMann
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:42:16 pm
Forum: Defiant and Broadway
Topic: Broadway reading order?
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: Broadway reading order?

4/14/1984 - 6/7/1993 Knights on Broadway 1 Knights on Broadway 2 Knights on Broadway 3 7/22/1994 - 8/2/1994 Shadow State 1 Till Death story Shadow State 2 Till Death story Shadow State 3 Shadow State 4 Shadow State 5 12/6/1994 - 12/24/1994 Powers That Be 1 Star Seed story Powers That Be 2 Powers Tha...
by SwiftMann
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:06:57 pm
Forum: Defiant and Broadway
Topic: Broadway reading order?
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: Broadway reading order?

There was a tight timeline noted in every issue (like all Shooter 90s universes), but nothing crosses over. The biggest problem may be splitting Shadow State #1 & 2 and Powers That Be #1 for the Fatale stories that lead into her series, which all happens after the lead of those two books. I'll put t...
by SwiftMann
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:58:33 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: XO-ManOwar #2 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: XO-ManOwar #2 2020

#2 was significantly more readable than #1. I have to believe there was a course correction made after #1 and COVID hit to cause a nine month gap in issues. Shanhara is no where near as grating. Aric is no where near as stupid. The plot is no where near as pointless. It may not be the X-O you want, ...
by SwiftMann
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:13:15 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Rai (2020) #8
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Rai (2020) #8

This is good comics. That said I feel like the series has come to a screeching stop momentum-wise. I feel like 7 & 8 should have been a single issue at most. Again, these are good, they just aren't the first five issues great.
by SwiftMann
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:27:25 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Bloodshot 9 Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: Bloodshot 9 Discussion

I read it. Because I have read every other Valiant issue from the last 29 years and for no other reason.

The story beats are hard to follow. The dialogue is unbearable. The art had decent moments, but that doesn't matter when Bloodshot's face and hair look different panel to panel.
by SwiftMann
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:17:16 pm
Forum: Magnus, Solar, and Turok (not in VALIANT)
Topic: When will Dynamit(e)'s Gold Key license expire?
Replies: 31
Views: 4338

Re: When will Dynamit(e)'s Gold Key license expire?

A while back I found an interesting breakdown of the different Magnus 'eras' with reviews and discussion here: https://classiccomics.boards.net/thread/381/magnus-robot-fighter-reviews-shaxper The Magnus Robot Fighter Eras reviewed include: - Gold Key/Russ Manning Era (Grade: A++) - Gold Key/Post Ru...
by SwiftMann
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:54:31 pm
Forum: Defiant and Broadway
Topic: Reading Defiant
Replies: 0
Views: 575

Reading Defiant

Jim Shooter’s crazy universe after being bounced from Valiant. It was bold in its story, its marketing, and its approach but in the end didn’t really come together before the money ran out. The majority of the titles and issues break down to one of two plots, intro and pre-Schism. The first is the s...
by SwiftMann
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:07:41 pm
Forum: Defiant and Broadway
Topic: Defiant story chronology reading order
Replies: 0
Views: 310

Defiant story chronology reading order

Spent the last 10 days reading the entire Defiant run and realized I don't care for any versions of reading orders I've stumbled over. So, after WAY too much time analyzing and re-reading and comparing appearance pop-ups and working in a couple "it just reads better here" decisions, this is my sugge...
by SwiftMann
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:15:52 pm
Forum: Defiant and Broadway
Topic: Printing error discovered in Defiant's Good Guys #2
Replies: 13
Views: 3706

Re: Printing error discovered in Defiant's Good Guys #2

Make it 7 "error grays" and 4 blues.
by SwiftMann
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:30:48 pm
Forum: Defiant and Broadway
Topic: Defiant - Issue List
Replies: 301
Views: 83188

Re: Defiant - Issue List

Defiant Genesis 1 (with Comicfest '93 banner on the cover and no card insert) Defiant Genesis 1 (with Comicfest '93 banner on the cover and with special Dark Dominion card insert) From a bit of reading it sounds like these were similar to Magnus #0 where the cards were stapled into the middle. Is t...
by SwiftMann
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:41:55 am
Forum: Defiant and Broadway
Topic: I've started re-reading the Defiant Universe
Replies: 37
Views: 8733

Re: I've started re-reading the Defiant Universe

I'm still about to start reading Defiant myself......any minute now. Birth & Genesis are the only 2 things I've read thus far. :P Just waiting on my last two issues to arrive and then I'll knock it all out. Probably start after reading this Wednesday's small new comic book day pull. Currently halfw...
by SwiftMann
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:37:46 am
Forum: Defiant and Broadway
Topic: I've started re-reading the Defiant Universe
Replies: 37
Views: 8733

Re: I've started re-reading the Defiant Universe

Thanks to you both. I assumed a few of these were solicit-like material, but at this point, would like to read it all, you know? Grimmax Birth of the Defiant Universe - read any time Origin of the Defiant Universe - read any time Good Guys #1.5 Don't recall when I read it, likely anytime after issue...
by SwiftMann
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:42:49 pm
Forum: Defiant and Broadway
Topic: I've started re-reading the Defiant Universe
Replies: 37
Views: 8733

Re: I've started re-reading the Defiant Universe

This was my reading order when I did it recently. Fairly similar to the one you linked to. Charlemagne #1 Warriors of Plasm #0 Dark Dominion #0 Warriors of Plasm #1-4 Warriors of Plasm GN Good Guys #1 Dark Dominion #1-3 Warriors of Plasm #5 Good Guys #2 Warriors of Plasm #6 Dark Dominion #4 Good Gu...
by SwiftMann
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:29:15 pm
Forum: Re-Reading The 1990s VALIANT Universe
Topic: VH1 story chronology reading order
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: VH1 story chronology reading order

Dear SwiftMann, Just found this site and your post/guide here and I'm impressed, its a wonderful work, thank you so much! Tho I have 1 question: why was Ninjak #0 and #00 placed there, so early, separately from his own series? The stories in those issues take place in the 1980s with flashbacks to t...
by SwiftMann
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:16:08 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: FCBD 2020 Bloodshot
Replies: 12
Views: 843

Re: FCBD 2020 Bloodshot

Double post
by SwiftMann
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:14:48 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: FCBD 2020 Bloodshot
Replies: 12
Views: 843

Re: FCBD 2020 Bloodshot

I actually just re-read this after listening to the VCR comments about it a couple days back. I haven't seen the Bloodshot movie. Doubt I will. Including characters from the flick is fine, but this isn't any kind of introduction. Poorly done. As was the art. The X-O story was gorgeously drawn. But a...
by SwiftMann
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:31:08 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Dr Tomorrow #4 (2020)
Replies: 15
Views: 870

Re: Dr Tomorrow #4 (2020)

I was good with the writing on this until the turn at the end. Kid is worried his dad will "come looking for him" but upon learning he goes back to the same moment in time chooses to age 10(?) years before returning? Pretty sure dad is going to be more upset about that. That's just a stupid plot de...
by SwiftMann
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:03:44 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Dr Tomorrow #4 (2020)
Replies: 15
Views: 870

Re: Dr Tomorrow #4 (2020)

I was good with the writing on this until the turn at the end. Kid is worried his dad will "come looking for him" but upon learning he goes back to the same moment in time chooses to age 10(?) years before returning? Pretty sure dad is going to be more upset about that. That's just a stupid plot de...
by SwiftMann
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:21:04 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Dr Tomorrow #4 (2020)
Replies: 15
Views: 870

Re: Dr Tomorrow #4 (2020)

I was good with the writing on this until the turn at the end. Kid is worried his dad will "come looking for him" but upon learning he goes back to the same moment in time chooses to age 10(?) years before returning? Pretty sure dad is going to be more upset about that. That's just a stupid plot dec...
by SwiftMann
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:26:23 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Quantum & Woody (2020) #4 Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Quantum & Woody (2020) #4 Discussion

Yeah, no. I love the original Q&W. So, its not about the property or the type of book. I want Q&W to be a part of the universe and have great comics. VEI/DMG has simply swung and missed every time. Then stop buying/*SQUEE* about Q&W. SIMPLE as that. Isn’t that the point of being a fan. You don’t wa...
by SwiftMann
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:31:46 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Quantum & Woody (2020) #4 Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Quantum & Woody (2020) #4 Discussion

Yeah, no. I love the original Q&W. So, its not about the property or the type of book. I want Q&W to be a part of the universe and have great comics. VEI/DMG has simply swung and missed every time. Then stop buying/*SQUEE* about Q&W. SIMPLE as that. Isn’t that the point of being a fan. You don’t wa...
by SwiftMann
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:57:19 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: New Ninjak series by Jeff Parker and Javier Pulido
Replies: 34
Views: 1887

Re: New Ninjak series by Jeff Parker and Javier Pulido

I havent seen much of his recent work but I usually dig Pulido's work. Need to see this stuff colored though. Seems... odd in these black and white previews.

Jeff Parker is usually a solid writer. Interman was a pretty good read, but that was a long time ago now.
by SwiftMann
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:31:07 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Quantum & Woody (2020) #4 Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Quantum & Woody (2020) #4 Discussion

Yeah, no.

I love the original Q&W. So, its not about the property or the type of book. I want Q&W to be a part of the universe and have great comics. VEI/DMG has simply swung and missed every time.