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Thanks to magnus20009 I'm considering doing another valiantdatabase.com-like website?!?

Please comment if you are interested in this project. The more the merrier and the more likely I will not lose focus. :wink:

As of now I only have a local database for all Valiant-related comics incl. 99.9% of all the incentives and store exclusives but not much of a frontend besides Yii2 based models and search models which aren't mass user-friendly and, of course, I need to implement those functions for you to create your own checklists. Later on, I may also add some sort of point system so we can all see who's the biggest collector: DBS, nycjadie, or ricomortis. It won't be me. I only own a couple of variants to be honest.

The new database will ultimately include everything Valiant-related:
  • GK-3
  • VH1 (incl. Nintendo & WWF)
  • VH2 (incl. imprints)
  • Defiant
  • DH
  • *SQUEE*
  • iBooks & VIP
  • VEI
  • the *NEW SQUEE* (some call it a #BadIdea)
  • all kinds of foreign language editions (which is the only part of "my" list that is nowhere near complete)
Comics only though--all floppies (monthlies!), trades, and hardcover editions. No Merch!

Lots of tags will be available to narrow down searches etc.

There will be options so one can define whether their copy is signed, numbered, coa'd, graded, etc.

Okay, that's it for now. I may as well start coding a little bit right now. Please don't expect this to be ready by end of day. :lol:

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:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9:

While I cannot do any coding I can help review the data as there are a phenomenal amount of books.

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LOVE!

I'm happy to help, but likely can't roll up my sleeves until I get my collection back and organized in the new house.

Such a great project. I'm very happy, willing and wanting to help!

I have a ton of the FCBD store variants from 2013, nearly all of them. I believe there were 60+ or something like that.

I've been pretty out of the last 18 months on the store and con variants. Can't keep track without some help.

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Update: Basic framework and navigation are done.

Next up: Database migration.

Next weekend: The checklist functions.

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nycjadie wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:47:22 am
I have a ton of the FCBD store variants from 2013, nearly all of them. I believe there were 60+ or something like that.
Ha! My list may only be 99% complete then. I didn't think of all the FCBD store variants.

From 2013, I've only got pics from 4 different ones.
From 2014, Valiant actually posted some +40 different pics.

I could also use a decent pic from the FCBD 2019 Space Cadets Exclusive Variant.
Does anyone know who illustrated it? Another mystery that needs solving.

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If you are including Defiant, then maybe Broadway has a place in your list?

I have referred to such related comics as in the Valiant Apocrypha.

Depending on how much you want to tie in with the Cult of Shooter, maybe some of his other Indy work, like that 7 Kult Komic.

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Chiclo wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:53:38 pm
If you are including Defiant, then maybe Broadway has a place in your list?
Yes, please. Plus Broadway > Defiant.
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SwiftMann wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:14:18 pm
Chiclo wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:53:38 pm
If you are including Defiant, then maybe Broadway has a place in your list?
Yes, please. Plus Broadway > Defiant.
No problem, guys. I just forgot about it for a brief second. My apologies! :wink:

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Chiclo wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:53:38 pm
Depending on how much you want to tie in with the Cult of Shooter, maybe some of his other Indy work, like that 7 Kult Komic.
What is this?

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I've just registered the valiantdb.com and valiant-database.com domains.

valiantdatabase.com is still taken by some agency that is asking for $375.

Sneak a peek....

Image

Image

Done for today. On to the conference final.

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Sunlight on Snow wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:19:34 pm
Chiclo wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:53:38 pm
Depending on how much you want to tie in with the Cult of Shooter, maybe some of his other Indy work, like that 7 Kult Komic.
What is this?
This?

http://jimshooter.com/2012/02/seven-issue-1.html/

http://jimshooter.com/2012/02/seven-kab ... omic.html/
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Sunlight on Snow wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:22:12 pm
I've just registered the valiantdb.com and valiant-database.com domains.

valiantdatabase.com is still taken by some agency that is asking for $375.

Sneak a peek....

Image

Done for today. On to the conference final.
Looks great. As an aside, I own the original inked artwork for that piece!

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Not that it matters, but in my collection, I delineate the various publishers as follows:

Gold Key
Pre-Valiant Valiant (Nintendo, WWF)
V1
Acclaim
VEI

Other:
One Offs (Trash Can, etc.)
Comic Shop News/Other
Foreign Editions
Dark Key
Spoofs and Cover Swipes

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SwiftMann wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:29:05 pm
Sunlight on Snow wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:19:34 pm
Chiclo wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:53:38 pm
Depending on how much you want to tie in with the Cult of Shooter, maybe some of his other Indy work, like that 7 Kult Komic.
What is this?
This?

http://jimshooter.com/2012/02/seven-issue-1.html/

http://jimshooter.com/2012/02/seven-kab ... omic.html/
That would be it. Upon further reflection, I am not sure it was ever published.

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nycjadie wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:45:21 pm
Not that it matters, but in my collection, I delineate the various publishers as follows:

Gold Key
Pre-Valiant Valiant (Nintendo, WWF)
V1
Acclaim
VEI

Other:
One Offs (Trash Can, etc.)
Comic Shop News/Other
Foreign Editions
Dark Key
Spoofs and Cover Swipes
SPOOFS! Bloodyhot, Bloodskirt, Imp-Unity, Magnets Donut Fighter... those definitely should be on the list.

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Chiclo wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:47:52 pm
SwiftMann wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:29:05 pm
Sunlight on Snow wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:19:34 pm
Chiclo wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:53:38 pm
Depending on how much you want to tie in with the Cult of Shooter, maybe some of his other Indy work, like that 7 Kult Komic.
What is this?
This?

http://jimshooter.com/2012/02/seven-issue-1.html/

http://jimshooter.com/2012/02/seven-kab ... omic.html/
That would be it. Upon further reflection, I am not sure it was ever published.
From the second link: "Some time later, finally, the first issue went to press. The print run was 10,000. The book was on sale only in Kabbalah Centers at that point."

And a comment that an ashcan for #2 was printed for another event.
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Here are a couple of threads on the board -

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15300&p=304294&hili ... ah#p304294

Looks like they had a project over at the VCS boards (I forgot all about VCS) -

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=36774

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Sunlight on Snow wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:42:15 am
The new database will ultimately include everything Valiant-related:
Here's a thread with related stuff: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1518&p=15103&hilit ... ist#p15103

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magnusr wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:27:07 am
Sunlight on Snow wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:42:15 am
The new database will ultimately include everything Valiant-related:
Here's a thread with related stuff: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1518&p=15103&hilit ... ist#p15103

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Cool, that's the foreign editions list I was looking for. I remember seeing but didn't bookmark it. Thx.

I need decent pics of the SEMIC books, the Philippines books, and the Spanish Predator/Magnus trade.

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I'm happy to include everything. It's not "ultimate" if it doesn't have everything in it. Having said this....

SPOOFs are already there; didn't mention it.
Mags (CSN, Hero, Wizard, etc.) -- check; didn't....either.
Signed stuff -- yes; not sure if I have pics of everything but those can be added later.

SEVEN -- happy to add it. Can someone post a decent picture of the signed version please? When exactly was it published--FEB 2007 or 2012? The available info is a bit confusing. JJ writes the first issue wasn't finished by NYCC 2007 but then she says the ashcan was distributed at the "party."

Merch will be added later too--In/Action Figures, Statues, Penguins, Cards, Rings, etc. Right now the focus is on getting it online and all comic books listed.

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Chiclo wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:49:49 pm
SPOOFS! Bloodyhot, Bloodskirt, Imp-Unity, Magnets Donut Fighter... those definitely should be on the list.
Seriously!?! There is no donut fighter, right?

PP -- Bloodyhot, Bloodyhot, Headbanger, Magnets: Robot Dismantler (Deluxe Edition)
Spoof Comics presents -- Bloodskirt (3x), Imp-Unity: Gender Is Not Ansolute, Ox Cow O' War (2x), The S.O.F.T. Corps (3x), Deathmitt

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It was something like Magnets Donut Biter :D

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Sunlight on Snow wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:22:55 am
Chiclo wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:49:49 pm
SPOOFS! Bloodyhot, Bloodskirt, Imp-Unity, Magnets Donut Fighter... those definitely should be on the list.
Seriously!?! There is no donut fighter, right?

PP -- Bloodyhot, Bloodyhot, Headbanger, Magnets: Robot Dismantler (Deluxe Edition)
Spoof Comics presents -- Bloodskirt (3x), Imp-Unity: Gender Is Not Ansolute, Ox Cow O' War (2x), The S.O.F.T. Corps (3x), Deathmitt
I made a checklist for Spoof and Parody Press years ago.

viewtopic.php?f=40&t=32882

Imp-Unity was issue 0 of an ongoing series called Spoof Comics Presents that ran from issue 0 to 19. Each issue was subtitled with a parody of a then-current hot title and Imp-Unity: Gender Is Not Absolute was the only Valiant title spoofed in the ongoing series. The remainder is the issues listed were 1-shots. I remember that Bloodskirt had a regular and a gold edition (and maybe a signed edition?) but the gold edition was the same as the regular edition but it had a gold sticker on the cover declaring it to be a special, limited gold edition.

I think it was Spoof that did a card set called Spasm that spoofed the Plasm Defiant card set.

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Triumphant comics printed a set of posters of Defiant characters in a sort of non-crossover.

The issues in question were listed with a bit of explanation at the end of the Triumphant comics checklist - viewtopic.php?f=40&t=24599

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greg wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:30:26 am
It was something like Magnets Donut Biter :D
There was a Magnut, Robot Biter in Marvel's Not Brand Echh.

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