UPDATED: PLAYING GOD Chapter 1 - in color

Playing God - a Valiant story written, drawn, edited, and published online for ValiantFans.com in 2008-2009.

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For anyone having trouble reading... <a href="http://www.valiantfans.com/PlayingGod/Chapter1.pdf" target=pgpdf>I recommend the PDF</a>! :thumb:
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greg wrote:For anyone having trouble reading... <a href="http://www.valiantfans.com/PlayingGod/Chapter1.pdf" target=pgpdf>I recommend the PDF</a>! :thumb:
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Valiant characters in a serialization we were asked to do by Dino.
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Nicely done, gents! Color me intrigued.

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jedimarley wrote:
Valiant characters in a serialization we were asked to do by Dino.
:hm:
Where's that from?

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etos45 wrote:
jedimarley wrote:
Valiant characters in a serialization we were asked to do by Dino.
:hm:
Where's that from?

:hm:
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My opinion is this

It's beautifully drawn, the characterization is dead on, the character consistancy works, the references to previous events is great... but, personally, I'm done with VALIANT cosmic events.

I'm just fed up with the premise of "cosmic powers are threatening the fabric of reality, so all the heroes must gather together to stop them!!!"

What I liked about Unity was that the underlying motivation for what Erica was doing was that she wanted to erase her father's abuse. When has something that human ever motivated a cosmic entity at either DC or Marvel?

In Unity 2000, on the other hand, there was no underlying motivation, it was all pretty clear and lacked drama.

Now, I don't know what this story is, but even if it had something along the same lines as Erica's deal, I would much rather have seen something less cosmic and something more grounded, maybe a version of the 99 event or something.

Either way, great job guys :thumb:
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BloodOfHeroes wrote:Nicely done, gents! Color me intrigued.

:thumb:

(and it's so good to see Clay again, although I suspect Geoff's return is right around the corner....)
Isn't he on the panel with Archer & Armstrong escaping from the dinosaur?
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ManofTheAtom wrote:My opinion is this

It's beautifully drawn, the characterization is dead on, the character consistancy works, the references to previous events is great... but, personally, I'm done with VALIANT cosmic events.

I'm just fed up with the premise of "cosmic powers are threatening the fabric of reality, so all the heroes must gather together to stop them!!!"

What I liked about Unity was that the underlying motivation for what Erica was doing was that she wanted to erase her father's abuse. When has something that human ever motivated a cosmic entity at either DC or Marvel?

In Unity 2000, on the other hand, there was no underlying motivation, it was all pretty clear and lacked drama.

Now, I don't know what this story is, but even if it had something along the same lines as Erica's deal, I would much rather have seen something less cosmic and something more grounded, maybe a version of the 99 event or something.

Either way, great job guys :thumb:
Keep reading. :wink:
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ManofTheAtom wrote:My opinion is this

It's beautifully drawn, the characterization is dead on, the character consistancy works, the references to previous events is great... but, personally, I'm done with VALIANT cosmic events.

I'm just fed up with the premise of "cosmic powers are threatening the fabric of reality, so all the heroes must gather together to stop them!!!"
How can you re-invent "god" and NOT have it be a significant event? :P

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BloodOfHeroes wrote:
ManofTheAtom wrote:My opinion is this

It's beautifully drawn, the characterization is dead on, the character consistancy works, the references to previous events is great... but, personally, I'm done with VALIANT cosmic events.

I'm just fed up with the premise of "cosmic powers are threatening the fabric of reality, so all the heroes must gather together to stop them!!!"
How can you re-invent "god" and NOT have it be a significant event? :P
That's one of the problems I have with the story.

Solar as God is too VH 2. At VALIANT it wasn't about Solar trying to be God, it was about Phil fighting to keep his humanity.

I could do without the God aspect of the story.
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ManofTheAtom wrote:
BloodOfHeroes wrote:
ManofTheAtom wrote:My opinion is this

It's beautifully drawn, the characterization is dead on, the character consistancy works, the references to previous events is great... but, personally, I'm done with VALIANT cosmic events.

I'm just fed up with the premise of "cosmic powers are threatening the fabric of reality, so all the heroes must gather together to stop them!!!"
How can you re-invent "god" and NOT have it be a significant event? :P
That's one of the problems I have with the story.

Solar as God is too VH 2. At VALIANT it wasn't about Solar trying to be God, it was about Phil fighting to keep his humanity.

I could do without the God aspect of the story.
So hard to not give anything away. :D

We can reveal this: "God" is not a skrull or a survivor from a long-dead planet. :wink:
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X-O HoboJoe wrote:
ManofTheAtom wrote:
BloodOfHeroes wrote:
ManofTheAtom wrote:My opinion is this

It's beautifully drawn, the characterization is dead on, the character consistancy works, the references to previous events is great... but, personally, I'm done with VALIANT cosmic events.

I'm just fed up with the premise of "cosmic powers are threatening the fabric of reality, so all the heroes must gather together to stop them!!!"
How can you re-invent "god" and NOT have it be a significant event? :P
That's one of the problems I have with the story.

Solar as God is too VH 2. At VALIANT it wasn't about Solar trying to be God, it was about Phil fighting to keep his humanity.

I could do without the God aspect of the story.
So hard to not give anything away. :D

We can reveal this: "God" is not a skrull or a survivor from a long-dead planet. :wink:
So it's not Solar (Phil is a survivor of his dead Earth :P )
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ManofTheAtom wrote:
X-O HoboJoe wrote:
ManofTheAtom wrote:
BloodOfHeroes wrote:
ManofTheAtom wrote:My opinion is this

It's beautifully drawn, the characterization is dead on, the character consistancy works, the references to previous events is great... but, personally, I'm done with VALIANT cosmic events.

I'm just fed up with the premise of "cosmic powers are threatening the fabric of reality, so all the heroes must gather together to stop them!!!"
How can you re-invent "god" and NOT have it be a significant event? :P
That's one of the problems I have with the story.

Solar as God is too VH 2. At VALIANT it wasn't about Solar trying to be God, it was about Phil fighting to keep his humanity.

I could do without the God aspect of the story.
So hard to not give anything away. :D

We can reveal this: "God" is not a skrull or a survivor from a long-dead planet. :wink:
So it's not Solar (Phil is a survivor of his dead Earth :P )
Chapter two might answer a question or two. Maybe . . . :twisted:
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If you really listen to what this "god" is saying it'll answer a lot of the questions. And of course it will raise even more.

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Great work! :clap:

Yes, the PDF version is way easier to read. :thumb:

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dellamorte wrote:Is anyone else having trouble reading this? I know Stu's art is pretty but I want the story to matter as well.
You and Stu gave me that feeling of what it was like when I read some of my first Valiant books.

Thanks for making my MONTH...

Great Job Men !!!

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Knightt wrote:
dellamorte wrote:Is anyone else having trouble reading this? I know Stu's art is pretty but I want the story to matter as well.
You and Stu gave me that feeling of what it was like when I read some of my first Valiant books.

Thanks for making my MONTH...

Great Job Men !!!
Hot Damn. That is some high praise. Thanks. :D

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ManofTheAtom wrote:
How can you re-invent "god" and NOT have it be a significant event? :P
That's one of the problems I have with the story.

Solar as God is too VH 2. At VALIANT it wasn't about Solar trying to be God, it was about Phil fighting to keep his humanity.

I could do without the God aspect of the story.
I personally wasn't thinking Solar was the "god" character in this story. I did think it was going to be a Phil story when they first announced it (like a way to keep Phil around, make him some new character), but after reading this, that thought hadn't really crossed my mind. I just assumed they left him out because of the whole Gold Key issue.
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I consider myself extremely lucky and proud to be a member of this team. I hope you all enjoy the web comics as much as we enjoy putting them together. :thumb:

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