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 Post subject: Never Truely left
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:06:56 pm 
Kalfus brother
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Location: Southcentral Minnesota
Valiant fan since: 1992
Favorite character: Archer
Favorite title: X-O Manowar
Favorite writer: Barry Windsor-Smith
Favorite artist: Bart Sears
Hi all,

I recently found this forum after discovering the Only The Valiant Podcast. I started at the beginning and am up to 64 so far.

I started collecting just after Unity ended. I don't recall which book was my first, though I remember buying Bloodshot #1 (I think it was around this time or maybe just a little before). I think I probably got turned onto Valiant through Wizard. I kept on picking up books until Mid 1994 when I joined the military. This is the time my comics obsession took a turn for the worse and I sold my collection for $50 (yep, all the Valiants, X-Men, Spider-Man) about 10 long boxes in total eventually whittled down to 1 box of key issues and of course my Valiants. This was probably about 2005 ish. Fast forward to the spring of 2012, my buddy wanted to hit the LCS to look for some horror comics, so I tagged along.
Walking through the door took me back to my younger days, when like a ray of sunshine from the sky I saw a poster advertising X-O Manowar #1. Of course I asked the guy at the counter what this was all about and he told me Valiant was going to start publishing again in a month or so. I've been hooked ever since. A few months later I was in NYC for work and got a chance to wander into the Valiant offices for a quick visit.
The books have been like getting reacquainted with an old friend and have been quite enjoyable.


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 Post subject: Re: Never Truely left
PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:03:42 am 
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I only know how to fish, f^%k, fight, and throw rocks
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Valiant fan since: Unity
Favorite character: Archer
Favorite title: Imperium
Favorite writer: Dysart Harby; Lente A&A
Favorite artist: Larosa, Suayan, CAFU
Welcome back, and welcome to the boards! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Never Truely left
PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:15:37 am 
The admin around here must be getting old and soft.
The admin around here must be getting old and soft.
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Favorite title: Depends on writer
Favorite writer: Depends on artist
Favorite artist: Depends on character
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 Post subject: Re: Never Truely left
PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:20:48 am 
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Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:03:41 am
Posts: 2010
Location: Tacoma
Valiant fan since: ECCC April 2016
Favorite character: Bloodshot/Ninjak/Divinity
Favorite title: Divinity/BS Reborn/Britannia
Favorite writer: Kindt/Lemire/Roberts
Favorite artist: All of them, really
Very awesome! Welcome to the pages!

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 Post subject: Re: Never Truely left
PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:38:56 pm 
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Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:27:04 pm
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Location: SEATTLE
Valiant fan since: XO 90's Zero issue
Favorite character: Pete
Favorite title: Harbinger
Favorite writer: Dysart, Matt, Jeff, and Fred
Favorite artist: LaRosa and Mico
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 Post subject: Re: Never Truely left
PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:40:50 am 
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Location: St. John's, Florida
Valiant fan since: 1992
Favorite character: X-O/Bloodshot/Ninjak/Rai
Favorite title: X-O (2012)/Harby (2012)
Favorite writer: Kindt/Venditti/Dysart
Favorite artist: BWS/Braithwaite/Crain
Welcome. Your story is similar to mine. Following Valiant as an adult brings me back to happy memories as a child. I bet it was cool to go to the Valiant offices. I would like to meet those folks one day too.

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 Post subject: Re: Never Truely left
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:08:17 pm 
Kalfus brother
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Joined: Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:51:45 pm
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Location: Southcentral Minnesota
Valiant fan since: 1992
Favorite character: Archer
Favorite title: X-O Manowar
Favorite writer: Barry Windsor-Smith
Favorite artist: Bart Sears
Thanks all.

Re-reading the early books has been a lot of fun to see how well most of the stories hold up. Solar Alpha and Omega are still amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: Never Truely left
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:18:01 pm 
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Valiant fan since: 1991
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Favorite title: Harbinger
Welcome to the board, and back to Valiant!

5 years into this newer iteration, there's plenty of great stuff to dig into. I felt very similar to you on the day I saw a new XO #1 on the shelf. I didn't know they were coming back at the time, but man did those first four re-launch titles hook me in over that summer!

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