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I started reading comic books when I was 11 or 12 in the early 90's. I picked up a copy of Bloodshot #8 from my next door neighbor. It was downhill from there. I managed to collect the entire run of Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps. Two of the greatest titles ever written. My dad confiscated H.A.R.D. Corps #2 when he saw Big Boy's head exploding. I was too young and poor to get my hands on the pre-Unity books, so I've still never read them. I live in San Diego, and have gone to the Comic-Con every year for 10+ years. Before finding out he was gay, I painted my arm gold and went as Ken from X-O to the Con. My love of comics ended when Acclaim bought out Valiant. What a shame.

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Welcome :thumb:

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Welcome!
Blood of Heroes wrote:I was too young and poor to get my hands on the pre-Unity books, so I've still never read them.
You are in for a treat. :thumb:

Pick up the trade paperbacks for under cover price...
they should be "somewhere" in that great hall in San Diego.

Harbinger #1-#4 (all-in-one), called "Children of the Eighth Day"
X-O Manowar #1-#4 "Retribution"
Rai #1-#4
Shadowman #1-#3 and #6
Valiant Era (reprints some 1992 books)
Unity Saga I, II, III, and IV

If you see them, also go for:
Magnus #1-#4 (Steel Nation)
Magnus #5-#8 (Invasion)
Solar #0 (Alpha & Omega) reprints the inserts from Solar #1-#10
Solar Second Death (reprints the regular stories from Solar #1-#4)

Here's a quick-printing "Cheat Sheet" of some fair prices for Valiant books...
assuming "near mint" condition and buying them in person. :thumb:
http://www.valiantcomics.com/valiant/guideshort.asp

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Welcome! :thumb:

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Welcome! :thumb:

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Blood of Heroes wrote:My dad confiscated H.A.R.D. Corps #2 when he saw Big Boy's head exploding.
Hmm.... that has to be a first. If he thought that was bad your Dad would have really hated some of those bad girl books by other publishers from the
90's.

Welcome aboard.

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Welcome Stay awhile :thumb:

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Welcome to paridise :D

And do WHATEVER you can to read the Pre-unity stuff, it will be worth your time.

Maybe you will be the modern day Ponce de Leon. :thumb:

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Welcome. :thumb:

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SCREW YOU, HIPPY!!!

(it's something different. ;))

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ZephyrWasHOT!! wrote:SCREW YOU, HIPPY!!!

(it's something different. ;))
What? :bigeyes:

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jedimarley wrote:
ZephyrWasHOT!! wrote:SCREW YOU, HIPPY!!!

(it's something different. ;))
What? :bigeyes:
Now the poor guy will never come back.

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Daniel Jackson wrote:
jedimarley wrote:
ZephyrWasHOT!! wrote:SCREW YOU, HIPPY!!!

(it's something different. ;))
What? :bigeyes:
Now the poor guy will never come back.
And another "picture" to hang in the PaulSmith56 Hall Of Fame.

:D



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Daniel Jackson wrote:
jedimarley wrote:
ZephyrWasHOT!! wrote:SCREW YOU, HIPPY!!!

(it's something different. ;))
What? :bigeyes:
Now the poor guy will never come back.
Nice going Spaz!

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When I first saw "Blood Of Heroes", I thought the old poster Blood of Heroes might have come back. I wonder whatever happened with him? He has this Bloodshot web site, for any who have never seen it:

http://www.geocities.com/angelo_mortalli/

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jedimarley wrote:
Daniel Jackson wrote:
jedimarley wrote:
ZephyrWasHOT!! wrote:SCREW YOU, HIPPY!!!

(it's something different. ;))
What? :bigeyes:
Now the poor guy will never come back.
Nice going Spaz!
:thumb:

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Brother J wrote:When I first saw "Blood Of Heroes", I thought the old poster Blood of Heroes might have come back. I wonder whatever happened with him? He has this Bloodshot web site, for any who have never seen it:

http://www.geocities.com/angelo_mortalli/


Yeah, Anthony's a good guy. It'd be nice to see him around again.

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Zero wrote:
Brother J wrote:When I first saw "Blood Of Heroes", I thought the old poster Blood of Heroes might have come back. I wonder whatever happened with him? He has this Bloodshot web site, for any who have never seen it:

http://www.geocities.com/angelo_mortalli/


Yeah, Anthony's a good guy. It'd be nice to see him around again.
That's right, now I remember his name... :!:

He used to have some major debates with MOTA, mainly because MOTA loved to trash VH2 which Blood Of Heroes was a fan of. That's why I laugh when I see people feeling pity for MOTA for being suspended. It's not like it was the first time he has flipped out on this board.

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Brother J wrote:
Zero wrote:
Brother J wrote:When I first saw "Blood Of Heroes", I thought the old poster Blood of Heroes might have come back. I wonder whatever happened with him? He has this Bloodshot web site, for any who have never seen it:

http://www.geocities.com/angelo_mortalli/


Yeah, Anthony's a good guy. It'd be nice to see him around again.
That's right, now I remember his name... :!:

He used to have some major debates with MOTA, mainly because MOTA loved to trash VH2 which Blood Of Heroes was a fan of. That's why I laugh when I see people feeling pity for MOTA for being suspended. It's not like it was the first time he has flipped out on this board.


Exactly! It's been MOTA against the world for a looonnnnnggggg time now.

The one thing I'll give him is that his vision never changes. He's a stubborn one...

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Brother J wrote:
Zero wrote:
Brother J wrote:When I first saw "Blood Of Heroes", I thought the old poster Blood of Heroes might have come back. I wonder whatever happened with him? He has this Bloodshot web site, for any who have never seen it:

http://www.geocities.com/angelo_mortalli/


Yeah, Anthony's a good guy. It'd be nice to see him around again.
That's right, now I remember his name... :!:

He used to have some major debates with MOTA, mainly because MOTA loved to trash VH2 which Blood Of Heroes was a fan of. That's why I laugh when I see people feeling pity for MOTA for being suspended. It's not like it was the first time he has flipped out on this board.
:thumb:
And this was PRE-crash!

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Zero wrote:
Brother J wrote:
Zero wrote:
Brother J wrote:When I first saw "Blood Of Heroes", I thought the old poster Blood of Heroes might have come back. I wonder whatever happened with him? He has this Bloodshot web site, for any who have never seen it:

http://www.geocities.com/angelo_mortalli/


Yeah, Anthony's a good guy. It'd be nice to see him around again.
That's right, now I remember his name... :!:

He used to have some major debates with MOTA, mainly because MOTA loved to trash VH2 which Blood Of Heroes was a fan of. That's why I laugh when I see people feeling pity for MOTA for being suspended. It's not like it was the first time he has flipped out on this board.


Exactly! It's been MOTA against the world for a looonnnnnggggg time now.

The one thing I'll give him is that his vision never changes. He's a stubborn one...
I value consistency.

At least in my stool.....;)

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ZephyrWasHOT!! wrote:
Brother J wrote:
Zero wrote:
Brother J wrote:When I first saw "Blood Of Heroes", I thought the old poster Blood of Heroes might have come back. I wonder whatever happened with him? He has this Bloodshot web site, for any who have never seen it:

http://www.geocities.com/angelo_mortalli/


Yeah, Anthony's a good guy. It'd be nice to see him around again.
That's right, now I remember his name... :!:

He used to have some major debates with MOTA, mainly because MOTA loved to trash VH2 which Blood Of Heroes was a fan of. That's why I laugh when I see people feeling pity for MOTA for being suspended. It's not like it was the first time he has flipped out on this board.
:thumb:
And this was PRE-crash!
Even before that on the Yahoo group we had for awhile.

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ZephyrWasHOT!! wrote:
Zero wrote:
Brother J wrote:
Zero wrote:
Brother J wrote:When I first saw "Blood Of Heroes", I thought the old poster Blood of Heroes might have come back. I wonder whatever happened with him? He has this Bloodshot web site, for any who have never seen it:

http://www.geocities.com/angelo_mortalli/


Yeah, Anthony's a good guy. It'd be nice to see him around again.
That's right, now I remember his name... :!:

He used to have some major debates with MOTA, mainly because MOTA loved to trash VH2 which Blood Of Heroes was a fan of. That's why I laugh when I see people feeling pity for MOTA for being suspended. It's not like it was the first time he has flipped out on this board.


Exactly! It's been MOTA against the world for a looonnnnnggggg time now.

The one thing I'll give him is that his vision never changes. He's a stubborn one...
I value consistency.

At least in my stool.....;)


It's all sh!t though isn't it? :P


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