ValiantFans.com Board - Since 2004

Message Board Top Level | Main Website | Price Guide | Book Release History | Newest Books |
It is currently Aug 15, 2018 1:08:24 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 83 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:21:11 pm 
loosely based on a true story
loosely based on a true story
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:49:05 pm
Posts: 16459
Is your Ultraverse blog still up, depluto? If so, could you post a link?


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+
Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:08:14 pm 
[custom level vored]
[custom level vored]
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:38:47 pm
Posts: 18768
Location: Pluto Beach FL
Valiant fan since: Yes
Favorite character: Yes
Favorite title: Yes
Favorite writer: Yes
Haven't worked on this in a while ... I think I need to convert it to a regular web site.

https://cheepultraverse.wordpress.com/


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:53:33 am 
loosely based on a true story
loosely based on a true story
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:49:05 pm
Posts: 16459
Very cool.


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:21:10 pm 
Harbinger rank: Ichinensei
Harbinger rank: Ichinensei
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:01:57 pm
Posts: 32
Location: Ohio, US
I just started reading Ultraverse stuff (none of the reboot) in the last couple of months. So far, I've read all of Hardcase and a good chunk of Prime. Hardcase was really, really good up until that issue with Loki and the Time Gem. It faltered, but ended okay for the most part.

Prime has been a journey. They packed so much character development into that book's short run, though the running subplot of everyone thinking Prime is a paedophile is intriguing but weird. I never knew a thing about it until it just popped up in the book itself. Kinda shocked that any book would dare to go there.

_________________
Manga, comics, who cares? They're pretty much the same thing.


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:27:14 am 
Harbinger rank: Shinia
Harbinger rank: Shinia

Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:35:19 pm
Posts: 129
I would also recommend The Solution and Rune. Although both are entirely different.
The Strangers is good as well. My personal favorite is Breed from Jim Starlin.


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:08:43 pm 
I'm Chiclo. My strong Dongs paid off well.
I'm Chiclo.  My strong Dongs paid off well.
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:09:11 am
Posts: 19812
Location: Texas
Favorite character: Kris
Hardcase was the best of the Ultraverse. Lord Pumpkin was pretty cool too but his one-shot wasn't as cool as it should have been.


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:12:41 pm 
Consider it mine!
Consider it mine!
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:07:41 am
Posts: 5129
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Valiant fan since: Unity 1992
Favorite character: Solar, Man of the Atom
Favorite title: Unity
Favorite writer: Jim Starlin
Favorite artist: Don Perlin
fastballspecial wrote:
I would also recommend The Solution and Rune. Although both are entirely different.
The Strangers is good as well. My personal favorite is Breed from Jim Starlin.


Breed was from Malibu's Bravura line, which was one of Malibu's creator-owned imprints.
The Solution, Rune, and The Strangers were from the Ultraverse line Malibu's then new superhero line.
The Protectors, Dinosaurs for Hire, and The Ex-Mutants were from Genesis a line of their then "older" superhero/sci-fi/talking animals line.

_________________
Image
Know this: I would rather be hated for being honest for my opinions, than being loved as a liar!


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:11:26 am 
I'm Chiclo. My strong Dongs paid off well.
I'm Chiclo.  My strong Dongs paid off well.
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:09:11 am
Posts: 19812
Location: Texas
Favorite character: Kris
Cyberstrike wrote:
fastballspecial wrote:
I would also recommend The Solution and Rune. Although both are entirely different.
The Strangers is good as well. My personal favorite is Breed from Jim Starlin.


Breed was from Malibu's Bravura line, which was one of Malibu's creator-owned imprints.
The Solution, Rune, and The Strangers were from the Ultraverse line Malibu's then new superhero line.
The Protectors, Dinosaurs for Hire, and The Ex-Mutants were from Genesis a line of their then "older" superhero/sci-fi/talking animals line.


Strangers was a strong book too. The later run, with the Pilgrim, was an interesting read.

It was a team book and was one of the first books to feature an openly gay superhero, named Spectrum. His superpower was that he could turn into a rainbow. True story.


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:06:23 pm 
Harbinger rank: Ichinensei
Harbinger rank: Ichinensei
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:01:57 pm
Posts: 32
Location: Ohio, US
Chiclo wrote:
Cyberstrike wrote:
fastballspecial wrote:
I would also recommend The Solution and Rune. Although both are entirely different.
The Strangers is good as well. My personal favorite is Breed from Jim Starlin.


Breed was from Malibu's Bravura line, which was one of Malibu's creator-owned imprints.
The Solution, Rune, and The Strangers were from the Ultraverse line Malibu's then new superhero line.
The Protectors, Dinosaurs for Hire, and The Ex-Mutants were from Genesis a line of their then "older" superhero/sci-fi/talking animals line.


Strangers was a strong book too. The later run, with the Pilgrim, was an interesting read.

It was a team book and was one of the first books to feature an openly gay superhero, named Spectrum. His superpower was that he could turn into a rainbow. True story.


Man, I finished Prime (haven't read the Marvel stuff yet...) and it went about four issues too long. That whole "Power of Prime" crossover was dumb. I'm now on Ultraforce and this opening arc with the Fire People is good ole comics. The death of Pixx was some great stuff.

_________________
Manga, comics, who cares? They're pretty much the same thing.


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:07:34 pm 
I think you might be a closeted Canadian.
I think you might be a closeted Canadian.
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:51:31 pm
Posts: 12921
I loved Ultraforce. I also liked Freex quite a bit.

Sent from my HTC U Ultra using Tapatalk

_________________
*SQUEE* your science, I have a machine gun.


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:41:32 pm 
Harbinger rank: Ichinensei
Harbinger rank: Ichinensei

Joined: Wed May 02, 2012 7:31:58 pm
Posts: 31
I'm only missing about 3 issues of the entire Ultraverse Line. Dave Dorman's Solitaire card art got me into a comic shop and collecting. Consequently I was excited to meet Rick Hoberg at the ICON last Saturday. I commissioned an Atom Bob sketch and we discussed the plans for the Strangers if it had been allowed to continue. Bob Hall was seated next to him and I picked up a Shadow Man print from him. For a smaller con it was a lot of fun and both creators were great. I owe both of them for a lot of enjoyment in this hobby.


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:59:25 pm 
I have a Quasar collection. And I love it. So there.
I have a Quasar collection. And I love it. So there.
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:05:45 am
Posts: 3645
Location: Chicago, IL
Valiant fan since: VH1 X-O Manowar #1
Favorite character: VH1 Sting | VH2 Rai
Favorite title: VH2 Rai
Favorite artist: Sean Chen
I've been buying Ultraverse books out of the bargain bins for years and it's maddening how many weirdo one-shots they published here and there. It's an almost impossible line of books to track as a passive buyer, given the nature of the publisher to release some really awkward mini's and a slew of one shots with alternate covers here and there.

Someday when I start reading this line again, or at least the fringe stuff I'm probably really gonna regret buying and bagging and boarding these, because let's face it - the significant majority of them are not good....


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:18:26 pm 
Harbinger rank: Ichinensei
Harbinger rank: Ichinensei
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:01:57 pm
Posts: 32
Location: Ohio, US
IMJ wrote:
I've been buying Ultraverse books out of the bargain bins for years and it's maddening how many weirdo one-shots they published here and there. It's an almost impossible line of books to track as a passive buyer, given the nature of the publisher to release some really awkward mini's and a slew of one shots with alternate covers here and there.

Someday when I start reading this line again, or at least the fringe stuff I'm probably really gonna regret buying and bagging and boarding these, because let's face it - the significant majority of them are not good....


They're all fairly worthless, from what I understand. Nobody really wants them and they have sizable print runs unless it's a variant. But the stories I've read are all solid until the Marvel buyout happened. Man, it's like every comic company decided 1994 was the year to release the worst comics they could.

But if you do ever read them, Prime and Hardcase are great. The first Ultraforce arc is great, too.

_________________
Manga, comics, who cares? They're pretty much the same thing.


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:15:40 am 
Consider it mine!
Consider it mine!
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:07:41 am
Posts: 5129
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Valiant fan since: Unity 1992
Favorite character: Solar, Man of the Atom
Favorite title: Unity
Favorite writer: Jim Starlin
Favorite artist: Don Perlin
IMJ wrote:
I've been buying Ultraverse books out of the bargain bins for years and it's maddening how many weirdo one-shots they published here and there. It's an almost impossible line of books to track as a passive buyer, given the nature of the publisher to release some really awkward mini's and a slew of one shots with alternate covers here and there.

Someday when I start reading this line again, or at least the fringe stuff I'm probably really gonna regret buying and bagging and boarding these, because let's face it - the significant majority of them are not good....



To be fair many of the original creators of the Ultraverse stated that they weren't out to re-invent the wheel but to create a new line of superhero comics based on DC and Marvel aimed for a younger audience and they weren't burden by decades of constantly changing and confusing continuity and that Malibu offered more creative freedom than Marvel and DC did at the time and most of the major Ultraverse titles were based on or inspired by DC and Marvel:
Prime is Captain Marvel/Shazam
Mantra is Wonder Woman/Tristan (from Camelot 3000)
Hardcase is Superman/Captain America
Night Man is Batman
Prototype is Iron Man
Sludge is Swamp Thing/Man Thing
Solitaire is The Punisher
Rune is Dracula
The Strangers are the Avengers
Ultraforce are the Justice League
The Exiles are The X-Men

Most of UV comics will never be worth their original cover price but they are for the most part they are just fun reads (until Marvel bought Malibu and ruined the Ultraverse) by seasoned creators having fun writing and drawing comics that they want to do and not just doing do it for a paycheck.

_________________
Image
Know this: I would rather be hated for being honest for my opinions, than being loved as a liar!


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:28:36 am 
My mind is sharp. Like a sharp thing.
My mind is sharp. Like a sharp thing.
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:39:01 am
Posts: 9207
Location: hunting down paulsmith56 somewhere in the balti belt...
Valiant fan since: 2006
Favorite character: Shadowman (Hall version)
Favorite title: Shadowman (under Hall)
Favorite writer: Fred Van Lente
Favorite artist: Clayton Henry
JonesyAZ wrote:
So...I have been considering putting together a reading set of Ultraverse books again. Before I take the plunge though...are they good reads?


For my money, Sludge, Firearm, Prime, much of Rune all hold up well with a good feel to each (although Rune meandered a bit, I liked the tone and look since it was very distinctive in the BWS days).

Hardcase suffered with inconsistent art for me.

Protoype looked great on trading cards and covers, but frequently the interiors and the writing left something to be desired.

I felt Freex was pretty good, and Solitaire too - both felt familiar yet fun.

Wrath could have been a lot better.

Warstrike was trashy fun for me, similarly the Solution.

Mantra was a bit too cheese-cake for my tastes.

The strength of Ultraforce always rested on Perz' art for me.

Of all the books, Sludge remains my favourite, mostly for the art which was gorgeous and perfectly suited to the concept (Aaron Lopresti for much of the the run).

_________________
VEI - I look forward to you one day publishing MORE than 9-10 books per month


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:28:56 am 
I think you might be a closeted Canadian.
I think you might be a closeted Canadian.
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:51:31 pm
Posts: 12921
I really liked Freex

Sent from my HTC U Ultra using Tapatalk

_________________
*SQUEE* your science, I have a machine gun.


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:03:58 am 
My mind is sharp. Like a sharp thing.
My mind is sharp. Like a sharp thing.
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:39:01 am
Posts: 9207
Location: hunting down paulsmith56 somewhere in the balti belt...
Valiant fan since: 2006
Favorite character: Shadowman (Hall version)
Favorite title: Shadowman (under Hall)
Favorite writer: Fred Van Lente
Favorite artist: Clayton Henry
lorddunlow wrote:
I really liked Freex

Sent from my HTC U Ultra using Tapatalk


:thumb:

_________________
VEI - I look forward to you one day publishing MORE than 9-10 books per month


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:06:46 pm 
Nanite-powered posting
Nanite-powered posting
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:33:31 am
Posts: 1455
Location: Astral Plane
Valiant fan since: VH1 Unity #1
Favorite writer: Shooter/Dysart
Favorite artist: BWS
lorddunlow wrote:
I really liked Freex

Sent from my HTC U Ultra using Tapatalk


I really enjoyed Freex as a teenager. It hit home in some way. I tried reading it again a few years ago and it just didn't resonate in the same way. The kid who could travel through electrical systems is still a pretty cool character.

_________________
Multum In Parvo


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:09:16 am 
Harbinger rank: Ichinensei
Harbinger rank: Ichinensei
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:01:57 pm
Posts: 32
Location: Ohio, US
I'm trying to read The Strangers. Trying. I'm on issue 4 or so and it's just so bland.

_________________
Manga, comics, who cares? They're pretty much the same thing.


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:53:28 am 
My mind is sharp. Like a sharp thing.
My mind is sharp. Like a sharp thing.
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:39:01 am
Posts: 9207
Location: hunting down paulsmith56 somewhere in the balti belt...
Valiant fan since: 2006
Favorite character: Shadowman (Hall version)
Favorite title: Shadowman (under Hall)
Favorite writer: Fred Van Lente
Favorite artist: Clayton Henry
armlessphelan wrote:
I'm trying to read The Strangers. Trying. I'm on issue 4 or so and it's just so bland.


It does have some good moments as it progresses and throws in some swerves later on. Not the best UV book for me, but I still enjoyed it overall.

_________________
VEI - I look forward to you one day publishing MORE than 9-10 books per month


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:25:31 am 
I'm Chiclo. My strong Dongs paid off well.
I'm Chiclo.  My strong Dongs paid off well.
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:09:11 am
Posts: 19812
Location: Texas
Favorite character: Kris
armlessphelan wrote:
I'm trying to read The Strangers. Trying. I'm on issue 4 or so and it's just so bland.


Later in the run there is a storyline with the Pilgrim that is interesting.


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:24:40 am 
My mind is sharp. Like a sharp thing.
My mind is sharp. Like a sharp thing.
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:39:01 am
Posts: 9207
Location: hunting down paulsmith56 somewhere in the balti belt...
Valiant fan since: 2006
Favorite character: Shadowman (Hall version)
Favorite title: Shadowman (under Hall)
Favorite writer: Fred Van Lente
Favorite artist: Clayton Henry
Chiclo wrote:
armlessphelan wrote:
I'm trying to read The Strangers. Trying. I'm on issue 4 or so and it's just so bland.


Later in the run there is a storyline with the Pilgrim that is interesting.


:thumb:

_________________
VEI - I look forward to you one day publishing MORE than 9-10 books per month


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:19:52 pm 
loosely based on a true story
loosely based on a true story
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:49:05 pm
Posts: 16459
I don't think I've come across this before.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/MALIBU-COMICS-HT ... SwjOxayWKE


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:42:07 pm 
[custom level vored]
[custom level vored]
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:38:47 pm
Posts: 18768
Location: Pluto Beach FL
Valiant fan since: Yes
Favorite character: Yes
Favorite title: Yes
Favorite writer: Yes
I've got a few of those ... they're just photocopies stapled together.


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 7:49:55 am 
Harbinger rank: Shinia
Harbinger rank: Shinia
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:19:32 am
Posts: 141
Ashcans -

A quick question, going through the checklists I saw a TON of ashcans put out for Ultraverse.

So any of these contain any exclusive content (aka story) not included in any of the books themselves?

In my big purchase recently the seller included a few of them (Ultraforce 0A/0B) but no more, I wasn't sure if it's worth it to track anymore of those down or just skip them, but I'm more concerned if they contain any additional story not included in the main books or not.

Something like the Prime (Sega CD ashcan) and others like that?

_________________
I AM The Night!!!

Image


Top
  Offline Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 83 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group