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Quick reference for Valiant first appearances

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Created this quick reference (one-page) for Valiant significant first appearances (1991-1993)

VALIANT COMICS COLLECTIBLE FIRST APPEARANCE ISSUES (in release order)

1991
Magnus #5 – first appearance of Rai (a Rai trading card was included in Magnus #4)
Solar Man of the Atom #3 – first appearance of Toyo Harada and the Harbinger Foundation
Magnus #7 – first appearance of X-O armor (Commando class, earlier than X-O Manowar appearance)

1992
Harbinger #1 – first appearance of the Harbinger renegades (kids): Peter, Kris, Charlene, Faith, Torque
X-O Manowar #1 – first appearance of X-O Manowar armor, first appearance of Aric of Dacia
X-O Manowar #4 – first (brief) appearance of Jack Boniface (becomes Shadowman)
Shadowman #1 – first (full) appearance of Jack Boniface (Shadowman)
Solar #10 – first appearance of Gilad Anni-Padda/Abrams (Eternal Warrior), first Geomancers
Archer & Armstrong #0* – first appearance of Archer & Armstrong (Obadiah Archer, Aram Anni-Padda)
Eternal Warrior #1 - first appearance of Kalam, son of Gilad
Harbinger #10 – first appearance of H.A.R.D.Corps
Eternal Warrior #4 – first (brief) appearance of Bloodshot
Rai #0 – first (full) appearance of Bloodshot, first new Rai, VALIANT universe future revealed
Shadowman #8 – first appearance of Master Darque

1993
Shadowman #10 - first appearance of Sandria Darque
Archer & Armstrong / Eternal Warrior #8 – first appearance of Ivar Anni-Padda (Timewalker)
Harbinger #15 - first appearance of Amanda McKee Livewire (original design)
Eternal Warrior #9 - first appearance of the Book of the Geomancer
Bloodshot #6 – first appearance of Colin King (Ninjak)
Bloodshot #7 - first appearance of Ninjak in costume
Shadowman #16 - first appearance of Doctor Mirage and his wife

BACKGROUND

The VALIANT universe of comics started in 1991 with the re-introduction of Magnus and Solar**.
The first original character was Rai, introduced in Magnus #5. The first original title was Harbinger #1.
The Unity storyline of 1992 brought attention to VALIANT, written as capital letters in the 1990s.
VALIANT was purchased by Acclaim Entertainment in 1994 and Acclaim went bankrupt in 2004.
Valiant Entertainment purchased the Valiant characters in 2005 and restarted the universe in 2012.

It is not necessary to read the 1990s comics for the current Valiant universe, however, these comics
provide the original names, designs, and story influences for many characters reintroduced since 2012.

Generally speaking, the availability of these comics increases down this list. Magnus #5 (1991) is less
common than Bloodshot #6 (1993), and most Valiant comics from 1993-94 are extremely common.

* Two versions of Archer & Armstrong #0: a limited gold edition and a regular edition were produced
** Magnus, Solar, and Turok were licensed characters in the 1990s and not part of the Valiant universe (2012 to present)


As a printable handout: http://valiantfans.com/valiantfirstapp.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

... in case someone is asked by a new collector what they should know (first). :lol:

EDIT: Made another version with pictures! :D

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As a printable handout: http://valiantfans.com/valiantfirst.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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You da man Gregor :thumb:
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Great idea.

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:thumb:

Nice work!
You could also include Doctor Silk, Ninjak #1.

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What about one for VEI?

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Very nice. Thanks, Greg.

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EDIT: Made another version with pictures! :D

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As a printable handout: http://valiantfans.com/valiantfirst.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Made a chart for the books (plus 3 from 1993) to show the print run comparisons:

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:o

I had no idea the pre-unity books sold so well! I seldom see Solar 10 1st prints, I thought it would have a smaller printing.

greg wrote:Made a chart for the books (plus 3 from 1993) to show the print run comparisons:

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Looking at Greg's super handy chart, I would imagine X-O 4 is undervalued. I hardly see these in the wild, and the condition is not mint when I do. I wonder if that one has been overlooked. It has one of the lowest print runs in this group, and may not have been coveted (i.e. care for) by as many given that it is a #4.

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You forgot to mention Bloodshot 6 VVSS-related. Is the collectability of that book now enhanced?
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The odds it might be faked have probably gone up. :hm:

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greg wrote:The odds it might be faked have probably gone up. :hm:
Yes. I have one but I'm concerned about that exact issue now.
I've had mine for awhile, like years and years.
But I can see some peoples looking to cash in with a fake sig

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Although not a key set of characters, I still enjoyed the stories as they developed over time to counter any super being that otherwise couldn't be taken out by traditional means.

:breakingnews: CORRECTED! :breakingnews:

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Where does the Armorines show up in XO #19. I just looked through my copy and could not see it. :insane:

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Elveen wrote:Where does the Armorines show up in XO #19. I just looked through my copy and could not see it. :insane:
Uh-oh.
valiantman wrote:
Bosco685 wrote:Shadowman Vol. 1 #16 (1st Doctor Mirage) - I always enjoyed that short series.
X-O Manowar Vol. 1 #25 (1st Armorines)
Bloodshot Vol. 1 #7 (1st Ninjak in costume)

I hope all these characters show up one day in movies if they are done right.
Those just missed the cut for a "one page" printout. (thumbs u

I believe there are Armorines in X-O #19.
I went on a comment Greg made in a Valiant education discussion on the CGC forum. Better I should have checked first rather than take such statements as fact.

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Corrected the Armorines reference. Good catch!

Someone help that Greg fellow figure out the Valiant books.

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bosco685 wrote:
Elveen wrote:Where does the Armorines show up in XO #19. I just looked through my copy and could not see it. :insane:
Uh-oh.
valiantman wrote:
Bosco685 wrote:Shadowman Vol. 1 #16 (1st Doctor Mirage) - I always enjoyed that short series.
X-O Manowar Vol. 1 #25 (1st Armorines)
Bloodshot Vol. 1 #7 (1st Ninjak in costume)

I hope all these characters show up one day in movies if they are done right.
Those just missed the cut for a "one page" printout. (thumbs u

I believe there are Armorines in X-O #19.
I went on a comment Greg made in a Valiant education discussion on the CGC forum. Better I should have checked first rather than take such statements as fact.

:insane:
bosco685 wrote:Corrected the Armorines reference. Good catch!

Someone help that Greg fellow figure out the Valiant books.

:wink:
I was going from memory... based upon this fan project: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24168&p=511580" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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I need to go back and read all of X-O Manowar #19.

COMICVINE: Dr. Plillip Zahn

Comicvine has this book listed as DR Zahn's 1st appearance, who was the creator of the Armorines armor.

:hm:

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This list is incomplete.

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Hotwire wrote:This list is incomplete.
This post above is awesomely helpful. :P
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bosco685 wrote:I need to go back and read all of X-O Manowar #19.

COMICVINE: Dr. Plillip Zahn

Comicvine has this book listed as DR Zahn's 1st appearance, who was the creator of the Armorines armor.

:hm:
Zahn also studied the X-O armor in #19, which provided the insight/tech to create the Armorines. So, the Armorines may not appear in #19, but you might consider #19 the Armorines origin. :hm:


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