First Valiant

How did you become a VALIANT collector?

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SouthernComicGeek
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Valiant fan since: 1992
Favorite character: Rai
Favorite title: Bloodshot
Favorite writer: Jim Shooter
Favorite artist: Barry Windsor-Smith
First Valiant

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Back in the 90's, at least in my area, Valiant (Unity and earlier) were hard to find. However I got a Rai 7 where Rai fights mother god and sacrifices himself for the team. Not uncommon in comics. However the cool thing though was he stayed dead (morbid sounding I know) and someone else took up the mantle. All the dying and coming back in comics leads to the stories of death not having much weight. That was one of the first things I noticed about Valiant comics. Well life happens and I get rid of all my comics 20 years ago. I started collecting again last year and went back and started picking the stories and characters I was familiar with. I have already amassed 6 long boxes full of just Valiant comics! :hm: The current stuff is well that's another thing altogether but the 90s era and 2012 reboot is straight fire. From Barry Windsor Smith to Mico Suyan and Clayton Crain the art is spectacular. The writing is superb with Jim Shooter, Robert Vendetti, and Matt Kidnt the list goes on and on. People are certainly sleeping on, current management of Valiant included, the value of the characters and the stories that have been told inside the valiant universe.

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Re: First Valiant

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Welcome to the board!

I remember having Rai #6 and wishing it was just one, two, or three issues earlier... but I think it was a while before I got a Rai #5 and years before I had #3 and #4. :D

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Re: First Valiant

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I am. A big. Fan of Clayton Crain art.

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Re: First Valiant

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Welcome
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SouthernComicGeek
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Valiant fan since: 1992
Favorite character: Rai
Favorite title: Bloodshot
Favorite writer: Jim Shooter
Favorite artist: Barry Windsor-Smith
Re: First Valiant

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caxiotis wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:17:40 am
Welcome
Thanks

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SouthernComicGeek
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Valiant fan since: 1992
Favorite character: Rai
Favorite title: Bloodshot
Favorite writer: Jim Shooter
Favorite artist: Barry Windsor-Smith
Re: First Valiant

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IMJ wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:16:31 am
I am. A big. Fan of Clayton Crain art.
For sure and he knocked it out of the park with the Rai stuff he did. I am going to be posting some more of my sketch covers under the valiant art thread. I got him to do a Rai for me last year at Galaxy Con

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Valiant fan since: 1992
Favorite character: Rai
Favorite title: Bloodshot
Favorite writer: Jim Shooter
Favorite artist: Barry Windsor-Smith
Re: First Valiant

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greg wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:28:14 pm
Welcome to the board!

I remember having Rai #6 and wishing it was just one, two, or three issues earlier... but I think it was a while before I got a Rai #5 and years before I had #3 and #4. :D
Back in the day that early stuff, at least for me, was so out of my price range and there were no shops in my area that carried pre unity valiant much.


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