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by Ryan
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:54:45 pm
Forum: Your VALIANT Story
Topic: Sooo....who's still here from "BTC"...?
Replies: 17
Views: 4049

Re: Sooo....who's still here from

Anybody else still here from before the board there was a Yahoo Groups valiant group, I'm thinking around 1999 or so. I think it was run by a guy named Barry Reese. If memory serves Sonicdan was there, Michael Sacal(mota) maybe, a guy named Ant'ny who was BloodofHeroes on here ages ago, he was a top...
by Ryan
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:46:34 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: The Drop: Midnight, On Earth Podcast ft. Jim Shooter..4 hrs!
Replies: 31
Views: 446

Re: The Drop: Midnight, On Earth Podcast ft. Jim Shooter..4 hrs!

Thanks vdude, interesting interview. Even though he's done a number of these types of interviews in recent years, this one is different since I think it's the first time he's done one with a hardcore pre-Unity Valiant and Defiant fan. A lot of the previous interviews mostly gloss over Valiant and De...
by Ryan
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:40:58 pm
Forum: Defiant and Broadway
Topic: Putting together a DEFIANT Comics fanzine
Replies: 137
Views: 27936

Re: Putting together a DEFIANT Comics fanzine

Holy crap! I guess I missed this :( Any way to still contribute and get a copy? Regardless congrats on making this a reality! Not from the Kickstarter, sorry. That's over. I will announce and post a link to the Amazon version (with new cover) in the fall of this year. Awesome, thanks! :thumb:
by Ryan
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:06:36 am
Forum: Defiant and Broadway
Topic: Putting together a DEFIANT Comics fanzine
Replies: 137
Views: 27936

Re: Putting together a DEFIANT Comics fanzine

Holy crap! I guess I missed this :( Any way to still contribute and get a copy?

Regardless congrats on making this a reality!
by Ryan
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:07:27 pm
Forum: Magnus, Solar, and Turok (not in VALIANT)
Topic: When will Dynamit(e)'s Gold Key license expire?
Replies: 31
Views: 4896

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

This is really interesting. Thanks for digging it up. Having read/re-read and rating the Valiant and Acclaim runs over the last couple years I decided to compare. - Valiant/Jim Shooter Era (Grade: B+) // 15 issues - my average rating: 4.33/5 - Valiant/Post Jim Shooter Era (Grade: B+) // 8 issues - ...
by Ryan
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:49:52 pm
Forum: Magnus, Solar, and Turok (not in VALIANT)
Topic: When will Dynamit(e)'s Gold Key license expire?
Replies: 31
Views: 4896

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

You're probably right. If I had read the Malev War crossover back in the day, over the course of almost an entire year, I would have probably not liked it as much as I did when I read it in just 2-3 days. Obviously, it's a totally different experience. What do you mean you couldn't get through Mich...
by Ryan
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:41:40 pm
Forum: Magnus, Solar, and Turok (not in VALIANT)
Topic: When will Dynamit(e)'s Gold Key license expire?
Replies: 31
Views: 4896

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

I haven't had the opportunity to read the flipbook issues yet, myself. I'm looking forward to it in a big way. But for me, as a reader and appreciator, I just want the old TPBs. I could almost certainly order them on eBay or the like. I just am very cheap and trying to find them at used places loca...
by Ryan
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:58:45 pm
Forum: Magnus, Solar, and Turok (not in VALIANT)
Topic: When will Dynamit(e)'s Gold Key license expire?
Replies: 31
Views: 4896

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

Dang man I really appreciate getting that link pointed out to me! I've been wanting to see something like that for a while! That had some surprises. Like he considers the Terran Consortium era (post Make War) better than the Malev War. I had been under the impression that later Valiant got more and...
by Ryan
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:11:26 pm
Forum: Magnus, Solar, and Turok (not in VALIANT)
Topic: When will Dynamit(e)'s Gold Key license expire?
Replies: 31
Views: 4896

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

Do you mean the current Valiant or 1991? Based my statement on the 1991 comics. Don't dare to speculate about whether current Valiant once again can find the same magic. /Magnus :thumb: Mr. Shooter seemed to have a true respect and maybe even reverence for the Russ Manning Magnus, as well as a lot ...
by Ryan
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:42:49 pm
Forum: Magnus, Solar, and Turok (not in VALIANT)
Topic: When will Dynamit(e)'s Gold Key license expire?
Replies: 31
Views: 4896

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

According to Rich Johnston yesterday (Oct. 5, 2020) at BleedingCool: "Dynamite no longer has the publishing rights to Solar Man Of The Atom, or Magnus Robot Fighter for that matter." https://bleedingcool.com/comics/valiant-entertainment-tease-big-announcements-today/ Good to know, kind of expected ...
by Ryan
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:10:54 pm
Forum: Defiant and Broadway
Topic: Broadway reading order?
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Broadway reading order?

I decided that I am going to bind my Broadway Comics set. Any recommended binding order? I would either follow Ryan's suggestion according to publication/release date or separate the pages of the necessary books and bind according to the characters in the order of your preference since there was no...
by Ryan
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:03:07 pm
Forum: Magnus, Solar, and Turok (not in VALIANT)
Topic: Does Anybody have any Dark-Key comic logos that I could use for a bind?
Replies: 17
Views: 970

Re: Does Anybody have any Dark-Key comic logos that I could use for a bind?

MAGNUS, ROBOT FIGHTER #5 Jim Shooter (W), Bill Reinhold (A), Jesse Delperdang (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and Raymond Swanland (Cover) On sale Jan 26 FC, 40 pages $3.50 Ongoing “The year is 4000 CE, twenty-one years since the first uprising of sapient Q-ROBs was crushed. A new rebel leader has arisen—Jock...
by Ryan
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:09:34 pm
Forum: Defiant and Broadway
Topic: Broadway reading order?
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Broadway reading order?

With such a small amount of comics you could read by release date. I think Powers that Be was first and started off with both Fatale and Star Seed then Fatale started her own series and Powers that be turned into Star Seed. IIRC there was little to no cross over between the stories, so you can just ...
by Ryan
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:50:22 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: New Ninjak series by Jeff Parker and Javier Pulido
Replies: 34
Views: 2407

Re: New Ninjak series by Jeff Parker and Javier Pulido

I think it feels that way because they did a really good job of setting expectations with the books. They had plenty of art that wasn't 'pencil rendering with painterly colors' but they set them up to do well like The Valiant and Paolo Rivera which didn't make anyone feel like it was taking away fr...
by Ryan
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:48:42 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: New Ninjak series by Jeff Parker and Javier Pulido
Replies: 34
Views: 2407

Re: New Ninjak series by Jeff Parker and Javier Pulido

A solid team but presented in the announcement with zero awareness of the contrast between this and literally every other major appearance of Ninjak. No thought put towards making sure the first reaction of Ninjak fans (who along with many die hard Valiant readers have openly talked about the prefe...
by Ryan
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:14:06 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: New Ninjak series by Jeff Parker and Javier Pulido
Replies: 34
Views: 2407

Re: New Ninjak series by Jeff Parker and Javier Pulido

Wow this actually looks interesting. Kudos to Valiant for trying something different. Might be tough to swallow for people used to photorealistic art styles, but Pulido is a master storyteller in the tradition of David Mazzucchelli and Frank Miller. Don't let the seeming simplicity fool you. I remem...
by Ryan
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:43:00 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Q's regarding Harbinger #0 (1992)
Replies: 24
Views: 1501

Re: Q's regarding Harbinger #0 (1992)

The Harada origin story from the coupons themselves was way better than Harbinger 0! Quoted for truth. Not to derail this thread further, but with Valiant's 30th anniversary coming next year, imagine how cool it would be if they would put out nice facsimile editions of some of the early classics. M...
by Ryan
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:55:22 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Q's regarding Harbinger #0 (1992)
Replies: 24
Views: 1501

Re: Q's regarding Harbinger #0 (1992)

It's unfortunate that Harbinger 0 was such a lackluster issue. It was obviously a post-Unity production (unlike Magnus 0 which was produced before Mag 1, probably a year or so before it was released), and it seems like some of Lapham's first work as a writer. He gets much better as we see in Stray ...
by Ryan
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:12:08 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Q's regarding Harbinger #0 (1992)
Replies: 24
Views: 1501

Re: Q's regarding Harbinger #0 (1992)

It's unfortunate that Harbinger 0 was such a lackluster issue. It was obviously a post-Unity production (unlike Magnus 0 which was produced before Mag 1, probably a year or so before it was released), and it seems like some of Lapham's first work as a writer. He gets much better as we see in Stray B...
by Ryan
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:43:46 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: XO Manowar [2020] #1 Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 5466

Re: XO Manowar [2020] #1 Discussion

The writing's been on the wall since this new crew took over, not only are none of them Valiant fans, they can't be bothered to do more than a cursory glance at the comics that have come before. On top of that they seem to have an active disdain for the action adventure genre that these comics have ...
by Ryan
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:01:38 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Bad Idea stores!
Replies: 30
Views: 2085

Re: Bad Idea stores!

Here's the 100 stores. https://comicbook.com/comics/2020/03/10/bad-idea-comics-full-retailer-list/ Map: https://whereisbadidea.com/ I'm shocked and annoyed that there isn't a single store near me. Omaha, Lincoln, Kansas City, Wichita, or even Denver could have worked. These are big cities! Out of 1...
by Ryan
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:09:07 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Bad Idea stores!
Replies: 30
Views: 2085

Re: Bad Idea stores!

Here's the 100 stores. https://comicbook.com/comics/2020/03/10/bad-idea-comics-full-retailer-list/ Map: https://whereisbadidea.com/ I'm shocked and annoyed that there isn't a single store near me. Omaha, Lincoln, Kansas City, Wichita, or even Denver could have worked. These are big cities! Out of 1...
by Ryan
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:31:14 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Anyone have a working link to VH1 Shadowman #2 unpublished Englehart plot?
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Anyone have a working link to VH1 Shadowman #2 unpublished Englehart plot?

I have the 5 images of the Shadowman plot, don't have the X-O #5. Where to upload?
by Ryan
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:36:34 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: What I would've done if I owned VEI (final post)
Replies: 16
Views: 1332

Re: What I would've done if I owned VEI (final post)

Always sad to lose an old school Valiant fan who has invested countless hours and $$ into the universe, and the sad thing is for every fan who says goodbye with a final post there are dozens who just lose interest and wander off to other things, never to be heard from again. Are these new comics bri...
by Ryan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:00:41 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT April 2020 Solicitations
Replies: 13
Views: 987

Re: VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT April 2020 Solicitations

If the cover direction was for generic action or standing poses, the more generic the better, the cover artists succeeded brilliantly. I hope somebody is keeping track of the number of X-O covers where's he's posing generically with the silly light sword. 100 by now? 200? Another month of meh. Pass