Rebirth of a fan

How did you become a VALIANT collector?

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Summydad1
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Rebirth of a fan

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Valiant comics first came on my radar in 1992. My friends and I collected the big two but fell in love with Valiant when it became popular. We picked up whatever we could afford since we were only 11 years old. Harbinger #1 and the like were out of our price ranges. I always thought that the artwork was amazing. I adored my copy of Rai #0 for the iconic cover. When I started high school, I found girls and sports and unfortunately sold off my collection. I didn't think about comic books again till about a year ago when a comic and toy store opened very close to my house. I went in to see if they had any vintage Star Wars toys to give my daughter. They did and they also had rows of back issue comics. I found the long boxes marked Valiant and was immediately blown away when I flipped through. I picked up six comics that day including Rai #0. First comics purchased in 22 years and I picked up right where I left off. Since then I have been building my pre-unity collection (over half way there) and have been collecting all the books I could not afford as a child. My favorite new additions to my collection are Harbinger #0 pink, Bloodshot #0 gold and Ninjak #1 gold. I think I'm in it for the long haul now and I am really excited for the movies if they ever come out.
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Welcome!

Many of us have "been collecting all the books I could not afford as a child."

You're in good company. :)

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Welcome to the pages!

Hope you stick around and get involved, this page is awesome!
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lol you sound like me quit collecting when i started chasing white tails as well...now that im married..buy everything ican!


welcome man and GL on your hunts!

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Welcome to the boards! I think you will find yourself amongst friends here fore sure.

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Favorite character: X-O/Bloodshot/Ninjak/Rai
Favorite title: X-O (2012)/Harby (2012)
Favorite writer: Kindt/Venditti/Dysart
Favorite artist: BWS/Braithwaite/Crain
Location: St. John's, Florida
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Thanks for the welcome. Looking forward to learning more about modern Valiant.
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Welcome to the board, and welcome back into comics!
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My wife likes to draw stuff too, and she is better than me! [I'm very proud of her]... https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sara-Dec ... ref=stream" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Welcome :clap:

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Welcome!
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