My Valiant Story

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Capn_Mak
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Valiant fan since: 2014
Favorite character: Armstrong
Favorite title: X-O Manowar
Favorite writer: Jody Houser
Favorite artist: Clayton Crain
My Valiant Story

Post by Capn_Mak »

Hi everyone.
I have been a Valiant fan for a few years now. But have been a comic fan/collector since the 90's. My Valiant adventure began a few years ago when I was feeling lost (in the comic book sense) because my favorite characters at other companies were no longer entertaining me and I began looking for something different.
I went to C2E2 in Chicago and met some guy named Dinesh, and another guy named Fred at the Valiant booth. These guys seemed really passionate about their comics, and one of their employees took the time to explain every character to me. I was skeptical at first. But they seemed to really want me as a reader and promised I'd become a fan if I only gave them a chance.
Why not? I've spent a lot of money on bad comics I ended up hating. I decided to give them a chance and bought the whole lineup of available trades.
That's when everything changed for me as a reader and collector. I have a budget, and found myself slowly dropping big 2 titles so I could add Valiant titles to my pull.
To make a long story short I'm on board. I've been pulling ALL Valiant titles for over a year now and buying back issues and trades of things I should have been reading before I became a fan.
I'm known as "the Valiant guy" at my LCS. And when anyone starts talking about comics I'm quick to recommend Valiant titles I know they'll enjoy because there really is something for everyone.
Thanks for reading and I look forward to talking about our favorite comics with you all.

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greg
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Valiant fan since: Rai #0
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Re: My Valiant Story

Post by greg »

Welcome to the board! Lots of us are "the Valiant guy" at our local shops, which is sometimes a joke to the owner, but the joke's on him when he has no idea which books are worth something. :D

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Summydad1
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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
Location: St. John's, Florida
Re: My Valiant Story

Post by Summydad1 »

Yep. I'm the "Valiant guy" at my LCS too. I like being the outlier. Welcome to the boards!
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TheeBaldMoose
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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
Location: Tacoma
Re: My Valiant Story

Post by TheeBaldMoose »

Being "The Valiant Guy" has its serious benifits. All advertisements come to me, the XO plastic rings, an entire jar ful, was given to me. Posters and the like, all comes to me. Funny, but I'm "the Valiant Guy" at a few LCS's, so it's been fun! I've amassed a decent collection of "stuff", and it's been great being "the Valiant Guy".

Welcome to the boards!

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DirtbagSailor
I only know how to fish, f^%k, fight, and throw rocks
I only know how to fish, f^%k, fight, and throw rocks
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Valiant fan since: 1993
Favorite character: Harada
Favorite title: Imperium
Location: Maryland
Re: My Valiant Story

Post by DirtbagSailor »

Welcome! You will find yourself in the company of many a Valiant Guy here for sure! :thumb:

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grendeljd
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Favorite title: Harbinger
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Welcome aboard, from one "LCS Valiant Guy" to another! :)
I like to draw stuff... http://grendeljd.deviantart.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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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bobby97801
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Re: My Valiant Story

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Welcome :thumb:

Exquisimagic
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Valiant fan since: 1992
Favorite character: Rai
Favorite title: Rai
Favorite writer: Kindt
Favorite artist: Campbell
Location: San Jose
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Post by Exquisimagic »

Cool story bro :clap:

Welcome :high-five:

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WhoDoo
Harbinger rank: Nensei
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Favorite title: Harbinger
Favorite writer: Dysart
Favorite artist: LaRosa and Mico
Location: SEATTLE
Re: My Valiant Story

Post by WhoDoo »

Hi I'm Hooser and I am a Valiant Guy too!
Welcome to the boards!

:offtopic:
We should start having "Big 2" clean and sober key chains and/or coins.

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Wodwulf Seaxaning
Harbinger rank: Nensei
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Posts: 64
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Valiant fan since: 2017
Favorite character: Bloodshot
Favorite title: Bloodshot
Favorite writer: Duane Swierczynski
Favorite artist: Clayton Crain
Re: My Valiant Story

Post by Wodwulf Seaxaning »

WhoDoo wrote: :offtopic:
We should start having "Big 2" clean and sober key chains and/or coins.
I'd buy them, I am so sick of the Big 2.


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