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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:50 pm 
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I'm really looking forward to this...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:01 pm 
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Love the art, but its a reminder to me of what a huge mistake it was to take him off Shadowman. He was born to draw that comic.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:42 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:22 pm 
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SJS4 wrote:
Love the art, but its a reminder to me of what a huge mistake it was to take him off Shadowman. He was born to draw that comic.


I agree, but then again, that wouldn't change the lackluster story thus far...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:18 am 
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Does anyone else find it odd that VEI is only releasing a regular cover, a blank sketch cover and a Pullbox Plus Edition for this #1? Not that I am complaining, but where are the multiple Pullbox covers, the 1:20 and the 1:50 variant covers? Are we seeing a shift in the way VEI releases variant covers for #1 releases?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:52 pm 
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This looks like it's going to be sooooo amazing! I think Valiant should snag Sorrentino to do Shadowman after it returns from hiatus.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:58 pm 
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mkb28 wrote:
Does anyone else find it odd that VEI is only releasing a regular cover, a blank sketch cover and a Pullbox Plus Edition for this #1? Not that I am complaining, but where are the multiple Pullbox covers, the 1:20 and the 1:50 variant covers? Are we seeing a shift in the way VEI releases variant covers for #1 releases?

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I think they tend to release fewer covers when it's a mini-series :-?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:14 pm 
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Number 2 only has a regular cover, surprised when they announcement valiant first this was the one dinesh he was most excited about :?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:31 pm 
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These are the best explanations I can come up with for the lack of variants
1) The confidence they have in the product.
2) The fact that its a limited series means it has less risk attached if it doesn't sell well
3) Its a good way to gauge the strength of the hardcore fanbase. 3a) And the strength of Mirage as a character moving forward.
4) Dinesh has expressed many times he doesn't like variants - he views them as a necessary evil. I think this might be an opportunity to go without them and see how well a series can do without variants and incentives

In any case - I welcome the lack of variants and incentives.
I think the 1st and 2nd issue covers are really beautiful pieces of work and i'm glad that there aren't other covers distracting from those 2 main covers. I might just buy 2 of each anyway. :thumb:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:33 am 
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bygranddesign wrote:
These are the best explanations I can come up with for the lack of variants
1) The confidence they have in the product.
2) The fact that its a limited series means it has less risk attached if it doesn't sell well
3) Its a good way to gauge the strength of the hardcore fanbase. 3a) And the strength of Mirage as a character moving forward.
4) Dinesh has expressed many times he doesn't like variants - he views them as a necessary evil. I think this might be an opportunity to go without them and see how well a series can do without variants and incentives

In any case - I welcome the lack of variants and incentives.
I think the 1st and 2nd issue covers are really beautiful pieces of work and i'm glad that there aren't other covers distracting from those 2 main covers. I might just buy 2 of each anyway. :thumb:


Well said! Great points! :thumb:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:37 pm 
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I talked to Dinesh about the book and he is very excited about it coming out. I think the concern is more with how it will be received by comic fans outside of the Valiant fan base. I have read the book and I can say that the story and art are top notch. It's not at all like other books they're putting out on the shelves and is really what Shadowman should have been all along. I wrote a spoiler and image free review on my blog if anyone is interested. And while the previews are good, you're just getting the first few pages and they don't do the book justice.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:26 pm 
Let's play a game I like to call "just the tip."
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mkb28 wrote:
Does anyone else find it odd that VEI is only releasing a regular cover, a blank sketch cover and a Pullbox Plus Edition for this #1? Not that I am complaining, but where are the multiple Pullbox covers, the 1:20 and the 1:50 variant covers? Are we seeing a shift in the way VEI releases variant covers for #1 releases?

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There was an SDCC variant :D

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BugsySig wrote:
mkb28 wrote:
Does anyone else find it odd that VEI is only releasing a regular cover, a blank sketch cover and a Pullbox Plus Edition for this #1? Not that I am complaining, but where are the multiple Pullbox covers, the 1:20 and the 1:50 variant covers? Are we seeing a shift in the way VEI releases variant covers for #1 releases?

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There was an SDCC variant :D


Yes. Yes there was. :D

I'll post some pictures as soon as I can.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:35 pm 
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BugsySig wrote:
mkb28 wrote:
Does anyone else find it odd that VEI is only releasing a regular cover, a blank sketch cover and a Pullbox Plus Edition for this #1? Not that I am complaining, but where are the multiple Pullbox covers, the 1:20 and the 1:50 variant covers? Are we seeing a shift in the way VEI releases variant covers for #1 releases?

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There was an SDCC variant :D


Yes. Yes there was. :D

I'll post some pictures as soon as I can.

Where do you find the SDCC variant? I didn't know they had a booth.


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bobby97801 wrote:
Blood of Heroes wrote:
BugsySig wrote:
mkb28 wrote:
Does anyone else find it odd that VEI is only releasing a regular cover, a blank sketch cover and a Pullbox Plus Edition for this #1? Not that I am complaining, but where are the multiple Pullbox covers, the 1:20 and the 1:50 variant covers? Are we seeing a shift in the way VEI releases variant covers for #1 releases?

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There was an SDCC variant :D


Yes. Yes there was. :D

I'll post some pictures as soon as I can.

Where do you find the SDCC variant? I didn't know they had a booth.


They were handed out at the panel to everyone that asked a question, and the rest of the panel attendees could go pick theirs up at the cbldf booth afterward.


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Blood of Heroes wrote:
bobby97801 wrote:
Blood of Heroes wrote:
BugsySig wrote:
mkb28 wrote:
Does anyone else find it odd that VEI is only releasing a regular cover, a blank sketch cover and a Pullbox Plus Edition for this #1? Not that I am complaining, but where are the multiple Pullbox covers, the 1:20 and the 1:50 variant covers? Are we seeing a shift in the way VEI releases variant covers for #1 releases?

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There was an SDCC variant :D


Yes. Yes there was. :D

I'll post some pictures as soon as I can.

Where do you find the SDCC variant? I didn't know they had a booth.


They were handed out at the panel to everyone that asked a question, and the rest of the panel attendees could go pick theirs up at the cbldf booth afterward.

Thanks... Hopefully I can go on the CBLDF website and purchase one :hope:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:34 pm 
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bobby97801 wrote:
Blood of Heroes wrote:
bobby97801 wrote:
Blood of Heroes wrote:
BugsySig wrote:
mkb28 wrote:
Does anyone else find it odd that VEI is only releasing a regular cover, a blank sketch cover and a Pullbox Plus Edition for this #1? Not that I am complaining, but where are the multiple Pullbox covers, the 1:20 and the 1:50 variant covers? Are we seeing a shift in the way VEI releases variant covers for #1 releases?

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There was an SDCC variant :D


Yes. Yes there was. :D

I'll post some pictures as soon as I can.

Where do you find the SDCC variant? I didn't know they had a booth.


They were handed out at the panel to everyone that asked a question, and the rest of the panel attendees could go pick theirs up at the cbldf booth afterward.

Thanks... Hopefully I can go on the CBLDF website and purchase one :hope:


I'm not sure, but I wouldn't bet on it. VEI is friendly with them and I would guess that was just the table to get the book after the panel.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:53 pm 
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There were only enough copies for those at panel none will be on the cbldf website sorry.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:58 pm 
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Blood of Heroes wrote:
BugsySig wrote:
mkb28 wrote:
Does anyone else find it odd that VEI is only releasing a regular cover, a blank sketch cover and a Pullbox Plus Edition for this #1? Not that I am complaining, but where are the multiple Pullbox covers, the 1:20 and the 1:50 variant covers? Are we seeing a shift in the way VEI releases variant covers for #1 releases?

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There was an SDCC variant :D


Yes. Yes there was. :D

I'll post some pictures as soon as I can.



You should post another pic..... share. 8-)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:00 pm 
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I LOVE this book. It is VERY different than anything they have done so far.
I'm looking forward to reading #2 almost as much as I'm looking forward to anything.

The basic concept is great. This book is full of emotion. And beautiful!


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Here's what the book looks like when colorist Dave Baron replaces Hwen with Shadowman...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:13 pm 
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Here's what the book looks like when colorist Dave Baron replaces Hwen with Shadowman...

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I loved watching him to that!

GREAT, great book.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:38 pm 
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Great sketch! Super creative!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:27 am 
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There were only enough copies for those at panel none will be on the cbldf website sorry.

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I guess I will have to find it elsewhere... Maybe someone will pick me one up at the next comic con that Valiant attends.


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