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 Post subject: ...and back to Valiant
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:09 am 
Is it Dee-no or Die-no? Dunno.
Is it Dee-no or Die-no? Dunno.
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I guess this is as good a place as any to make my first post. My name is Chris and I have recently become a Valiant fan (again) after hearing about them relaunching in 2012. It seems most dead comic book universes stay dead, or at the very least, get bought out by another company and then buried.

I started collecting comics a little bit before the big '90s boom but stopped collecting around 2001 or so. I've always kept up with general comic book storylines via websites and whatever graphic novels I can get from my local libraries, but it's been years since I've purchased an actual comic book. Hearing about the relaunch of Valiant got me excited again. I tried explaining comic book collecting to a coworker recently and I told her that...well, a lot happens in the storylines but it all seems to reset and get put back to the status quo. Captain America/Superman/everyone else gets killed, then comes back a few years later. Superhero teams break up, then get back together a few years later.

But to me, there was always something different about Valiant. The continuity, the approach to realism, the shared connections. I sampled quite a few of the Valiant books back in the day, but settled on Shadowman as the one I bought regularly. I just spent some decent money on eBay and the Mile High Comics website filling in my Shadowman collection, as well as picking up an entire run of Archer and Armstrong, and a few other Valiant books. I am eagerly awaiting their arrival at my doorstep so I can read the entire runs. I never followed anything after Chaos Effect and the Acclaim books are completely foreign to me. I'm looking forward to the relaunch and seeing where the new Valiant universe takes us.

Hopefully this intro post wasn't too long. Other quick things about me - big music fan (Better Than Ezra, Foo Fighters), work as a graphic designer and live in southern California. Looking forward to spending some time on these here boards and catching up on the past and future of these characters.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:44 am 
Special Agent Inadvertent Spoiler
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:36 am 
Cruisin' in Darpan's Winnebago
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Hello and welcome back to Valiant.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:51 am 
It's Porktastic!!!
It's Porktastic!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:28 am 
I felt 'used car salesman' kind of dirty.
I felt 'used car salesman' kind of dirty.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:37 am 
You gotta have Faith!
You gotta have Faith!
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Welcome! Great time to join and also re-discover Valiant. Don't worry about long winded posts - they haven't kicked me off for that yet...but there may have been discussions. :)

Also, FYI, the board members are an excellent source for back issues at great prices.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:59 am 
Why don't we just call ourselves C-Men and be done with it
Why don't we just call ourselves C-Men and be done with it
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:50 am 
I bought my first comics at Kwik-E-Mart
I bought my first comics at Kwik-E-Mart
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Welcome, Chris, and thanks for sharing your story. :clap:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:53 am 
not unlike me
not unlike me
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Favorite artist: Depends on character
Welcome!

chriskay99 wrote:
Other quick things about me - big music fan (Better Than Ezra) and live in southern California.


I'm sorry to tell you... you don't have anything in common with anyone here. :P


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:48 pm 
Clinkin' bottles with Aram
Clinkin' bottles with Aram
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:58 pm 
Well I think I talked enough poop...
Well I think I talked enough poop...
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Welcome to the madhouse.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:44 pm 
A toast to the return of Valiant!
A toast to the return of Valiant!
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Welcome, Chris.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:29 pm 
Is it Dee-no or Die-no? Dunno.
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Favorite title: X-O Manowar
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:36 am 
the hole just keeps getting deeper
the hole just keeps getting deeper
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:42 pm 
loosely based on a true story
loosely based on a true story
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:02 pm 
I can feel the custom bug
I can feel the custom bug
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:59 pm 
[custom level vored]
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:39 pm 
nice one
nice one
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:09 am 
Wanna see an unpublished Shadowman page?
Wanna see an unpublished Shadowman page?
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chriskay99 wrote:
Thanks, everyone!


Hey thanks for the PM sometime back :thumb: I do remember meeting you.

BTE is back touring next year we should meet up and check them out again.

-Brian

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