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by SwiftMann
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:29:22 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: ETERNAL WARRIOR: SCORCHED EARTH
Replies: 22
Views: 431

Re: ETERNAL WARRIOR: SCORCHED EARTH

No costs released for the Kickstarter yet…what’s it likely to be, $25, $50, $75? With unknown creators whose willing to take a risk shelling out big bucks? The artist mentioned 100 pages on one of his socials when I was looking him up. As a Kickstarter, I'd think the $30-40 range for a print copy w...
by SwiftMann
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:53:33 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: ETERNAL WARRIOR: SCORCHED EARTH
Replies: 22
Views: 431

Re: ETERNAL WARRIOR: SCORCHED EARTH

No costs released for the Kickstarter yet…what’s it likely to be, $25, $50, $75? With unknown creators whose willing to take a risk shelling out big bucks? The artist mentioned 100 pages on one of his socials when I was looking him up. As a Kickstarter, I'd think the $30-40 range for a print copy w...
by SwiftMann
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:23:31 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: ETERNAL WARRIOR: SCORCHED EARTH
Replies: 22
Views: 431

Re: ETERNAL WARRIOR: SCORCHED EARTH

At the risk of perpetuating this political discussion in a comic thread... That's the most genteel possible explanation of the situation that someone could possibly come up with. The guy at the SF/LA game last night or the local dairy by me who have it on their front sign certainly aren't using it "...
by SwiftMann
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:33:56 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Ninjak (2021) #4
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Ninjak (2021) #4

Eight pages in and we learn the answer to the question, "What if it was a different artist?" Answer, better to look at but still not a great book. Jeff Parker's story is just not very engaging, and I usually love his work. We also learned that "four issues and done for six months" is the publishing ...
by SwiftMann
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:29:41 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Jim Shooter at Baltimore Comic Con!
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Jim Shooter at Baltimore Comic Con!

#findthecounterfeits
by SwiftMann
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:13:15 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: ETERNAL WARRIOR: SCORCHED EARTH
Replies: 22
Views: 431

Re: ETERNAL WARRIOR: SCORCHED EARTH

No, it's once again someone here bringing politics into the middle of a comic book discussion for absolutely no reason with yet another dog whistle.
by SwiftMann
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:52:33 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: ETERNAL WARRIOR: SCORCHED EARTH
Replies: 22
Views: 431

Re: ETERNAL WARRIOR: SCORCHED EARTH

Tres Dean: All Time Low: Young Renegades (one of those Z2 band bio OGNs) We Ride Titans (a December Vault release) For Your Consideration: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson SyFy Wire Alberto Taracido: Spanish illustrator with possibly no previous sequential work PS - Everyone knows what that is, F you too. ...
by SwiftMann
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:23:39 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: What is the overall state of the early 90's Valiant market?
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: What is the overall state of the early 90's Valiant market?

All collectibles are in a bubble right now since (no offense intended) folks like yourself have come out of the woodwork during the pandemic after being away for 30 years - Magic, sports cards, Pokemon, comics, sneakers, whatever. The optimists here would say the prices are just going to keep going ...
by SwiftMann
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:49:28 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Ninjak #1 Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Ninjak #1 Questions

Yeah, my biggest problem with the art in this series isn't the art itself, it's the multiple panels per issue that are incomprehensible.
by SwiftMann
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:26:49 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Valiant's problem with royalties
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Valiant's problem with royalties

Between Valiant not exactly setting the world on fire at any point in the last 10 years and the DMG takeover, which likely voided previous agreements, it's not terribly hard to believe payments aren't flowing. But without anyone seeing any actual, executed contracts, it's all baseless accusations an...
by SwiftMann
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:28:13 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Valiant Kickstarter….does anyone care?
Replies: 20
Views: 647

Re: Valiant Kickstarter….does anyone care?

... action figure line. It would be huge. Surprised we are doing a game over that..... A big deal, yes, but how huge for sales profitability? I imagine Valiant action figures not selling well based on few kids knowing anything about the characters Action figures being for kids. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by SwiftMann
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:35:34 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Valiant Kickstarter….does anyone care?
Replies: 20
Views: 647

Re: Valiant Kickstarter….does anyone care?

I find it odd when companies of means put together a Kickstarter. It's almost like they don't have enough belief in their product to invest the time and money in their own product. For me, the spirit of Kickstarter is creator or inventor produced products that need funding and community support. Th...
by SwiftMann
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:54:58 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: might be of interest...Dynamite is midst launching shared superhero universe
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: might be of interest...Dynamite is midst launching shared superhero universe

The first MiB came out in 1990. The second came out in 1991, which is the year the smut became the norm.
by SwiftMann
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:19:27 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants
Replies: 15
Views: 900

Re: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants

I didn’t mean to start a frenzy with this thread or create any animosity. Don't think there's any animosity created. Just some polite disagreement. Am I the only weirdo among the group who collects these UK variants? If anybody has any they wish to part with, please dm me. I don't search them out, ...
by SwiftMann
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:06:33 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants
Replies: 15
Views: 900

Re: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants

Like I said, I wasn't sure when UK variants started. I've seen plenty of examples from the 70s, not so much earlier. I think focusing on the Amazing Fantasy example is an outlier in all ways for any market. To all the niche collectors, myself included, knock yourselves out with pence variants, newss...
by SwiftMann
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:16:56 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants
Replies: 15
Views: 900

Re: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants

I understand your perspective. I just, respectfully, disagree with it. You can't compare the demand of an Amazing Fantasy #15 to that of a UK priced... anything. Well, unless it's Amazing Fantasy #15 (but I don't think the UK prices came until the 70s - could be off there). Those big ticket items ar...
by SwiftMann
Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:40:54 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants
Replies: 15
Views: 900

Re: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants

Despite not being a “thing”, finding pence keys in grade, if at all, can be very difficult. No one is disputing that. Your original post asked why they were less costly. The answer is no demand. Rarity unto itself doesn't make things pricey. That's correct... however, when there is a slight increas...
by SwiftMann
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:29:17 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants
Replies: 15
Views: 900

Re: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants

JCP wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:53:02 pm
Despite not being a “thing”, finding pence keys in grade, if at all, can be very difficult.
No one is disputing that. Your original post asked why they were less costly. The answer is no demand. Rarity unto itself doesn't make things pricey.
by SwiftMann
Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:56:18 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants
Replies: 15
Views: 900

Re: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants

There are also AUS versions and likely others. As already stated, they are novelty at this point and cheaper because there is no real demand. And I don't know the timing but these are likely thought of as later printings or "not the real" versions by U.S. collectors. It's a step down from newsstand ...
by SwiftMann
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:14:46 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: New Exec Editor at Valiant and a promised new direction!
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: New Exec Editor at Valiant and a promised new direction!

The Harbinger wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:28:34 pm
Substack is where the magic is now
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by SwiftMann
Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:15:25 pm
Forum: Buy / Sell / Trade - VALIANT
Topic: HARBINGER #1 Signature Series with Certificate (Signed by both writers)
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: HARBINGER #1 Signature Series with Certificate (Signed by both writers)

Pretty sure a large segment of this board decided this series was going to be pushing "political agendas" they don't agree with. A bunch of folks seem to hate the art and while the venn diagram with the above overlaps in some ways, it's not one circle. A bunch of folks seem to have just given up on ...
by SwiftMann
Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:38:33 pm
Forum: Professionally Graded Comics (CGC and CBCS)
Topic: Opinion on CGC Submission
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Opinion on CGC Submission

I submitted the same book recently. I'd say the top left was slightly dinged like yours and it was a 9.6. Still totally worth it. With that bottom right compression on the pages, don't expect a 9.8.
by SwiftMann
Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:26:24 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: X-O Manowar (2020) #5
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: X-O Manowar (2020) #5

I had to look through recent issues (totally forgot about that Doctor Tomorrow series).

I was thinking of the sequences in the latter issues of Dan Abnett's Rai run, not Bloodshot.
by SwiftMann
Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:17:09 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Shadowman #4 (by Cullen Bunn)
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Shadowman #4 (by Cullen Bunn)

I knew there were folks liking this so I thought one of them might post. They didn't. For me, it was another issue with a solid, creepy opening. But then it becomes another issue of monologue and two completely unnecessary double-page spreads. There's just not enough story here. And, yeah, whatever ...
by SwiftMann
Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:16:17 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: X-O Manowar (2020) #5
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: X-O Manowar (2020) #5

Quite honestly, the last 5 or so pages were surprisingly good! I was happy to see Shanhara of Gennin again. For a moment I was thinking "this is actually getting better!" Having been very negative about this series thus far, I'm really excited about the next issue now.... Maybe that's just the sent...