My Valiant Story :) !

How did you become a VALIANT collector?

Moderators: greg, Daniel Jackson

Post Reply
User avatar
BigRedSofa
Harbinger rank: Ichinensei
Harbinger rank: Ichinensei
Posts: 37
Joined: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:12:43 pm
Valiant fan since: 2015
Favorite character: Batman
Favorite title: Batman
Favorite writer: Batman
Favorite artist: Batman
My Valiant Story :) !

Post by BigRedSofa »

First off ! I wanna thank TheeBaldMoose for showing me this community.
I've been told people around here are really nice and full of knowledge.

I guess my Valiant story is pretty typical, but still, here it is !

I've been introduced to comics by my brother-in-law, first to non-valiant stuff. I was really excited about starting reading comics but then again, being the kind of person that needs to know the "Why/what/where/when/with who?" of the story in order to enjoy it ; I felt intimidated by big publishers like Marvel / DC. But still I managed to find a character that I thougt was cool to me (Deadpool at the time), and I decided i'd give it a go and try to understand how the comic universe works and start at the bottom of the character. I did the same with Spawn which I always loved even know I didn't know about it. He also showed me Image Comics, and told me: "This is the publisher you need ! You pick up a title, you have tons of different genres, and the best part for you is that you don't have to worry about any reading order or specific events and crossovers and whatnot...". He's right, I still love Image Comics to this day for all those reasons, and there's always something great to read.

And for about a year, my "mentor" kept throwing a rope at me once in a while by saying like : "Man, you should try and read some Valiant. I think you'll love this and you can still catch up on pretty much every character if you want. Try X-O Manowar, it's sooo cool !". I thought to myself: "Meh, I dunno... Guess maybe another time.". Finally, one day I was at a comic shop in montreal, and I happen to come across a TPB of X-O Vol.1 and decided, "What the hell, worst case scenario is I blew up 10 bucks". The next day I picked it up to start reading it for the first time, I read through the first 4 issues and once I closed the book I thought "Well *SQUEE*... How the hell am I suppose to go to bed now ? I need to know the rest of it !!"

So, for about a year now, I had been collecting the Valiant's DLX HC (Had to hunt some really bad to not have to pay a ridiculous fortune) but my collection has been complete for a little while now and since I love collecting stuff in general, this collection makes me a very happy man. Now I enter a whole new world of "Valiant Keys" and all of that good stuff, a road of challenges is up ahead but that's why I like it !

To wrap this up.. What's my Favorite run so far ? (Haven't read them all yet)

Mad love for pretty much all I read but... Probably Imperium

User avatar
Ricomortis
lookin pu nub in all da wong pwaces
lookin pu nub in all da wong pwaces
Posts: 1888
Joined: Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:31:46 pm
Valiant fan since: 1991
Favorite character: Shadowman - Harada
Favorite title: Imperium
Favorite writer: Dysart & Fred Van Lente
Favorite artist: Larosa, Henry & CAFU
Re: My Valiant Story :) !

Post by Ricomortis »

YES! Imperium!

Welcome!

Wait till you start collecting the ole' CGC key books!

Rico
Image
Image
Image

Check out my Gallery for this year: A year in the life of Ricomortis (2018) http://www.valiantfans.com/forum/viewto ... 35&t=50927" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Check out my Gallery for last year: "A year in the life of Ricomortis (2017)" http://www.valiantfans.com/forum/viewto ... 6#p1056798" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

User avatar
TheeBaldMoose
Rockin' out in Torquehalla
Rockin' out in Torquehalla
Posts: 2359
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:03:41 pm
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 »

Hey, glad you found your way here!

Welcome to the pages!
Moose

User avatar
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
Posts: 4866
Joined: Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:27:03 am
Valiant fan since: 1993
Favorite character: Harada
Favorite title: Imperium
Location: Maryland
Re: My Valiant Story :) !

Post by DirtbagSailor »

Welcome! :clap:

User avatar
greg
The admin around here must be getting old and soft.
The admin around here must be getting old and soft.
Posts: 22191
Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2004 9:39:27 am
Valiant fan since: Rai #0
Favorite character: Depends on title
Favorite title: Depends on writer
Favorite writer: Depends on artist
Favorite artist: Depends on character
Location: Indoors
Contact:
Re: My Valiant Story :) !

Post by greg »

Welcome to the board!
:high-five:

User avatar
Summydad1
Personal shoe-shopper for Atom!
Personal shoe-shopper for Atom!
Posts: 379
Joined: Sun May 21, 2017 5:04:14 pm
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 »

Welcome! Like Rico said, wait till you catch slab fever. I was the opposite of most. I collected graded books for the cover art and then decided I should try reading the books that I love. So much fun either way.
"Do. Or do not. There is no try" -Yoda

corey
You gotta have Faith!
You gotta have Faith!
Posts: 841
Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:03:21 pm
Valiant fan since: 1st turok
Favorite character: x-o manowar
Favorite title: x-o manowar
Location: Kentucky
Re: My Valiant Story :) !

Post by corey »

Welcome home!

User avatar
geocarr
Those responsible for those remarks have been sacked.
Those responsible for those remarks have been sacked.
Posts: 4077
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:07:56 pm
Valiant fan since: 1992
Favorite character: Vincent the Goat!
Favorite title: All of them!
Location: Woods of Southeastern NC
Re: My Valiant Story :) !

Post by geocarr »

Welcome to the board and great story!
***Support your local farmers!***

User avatar
betterthanezra
Wanna see an unpublished Shadowman page?
Wanna see an unpublished Shadowman page?
Posts: 12161
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:18:28 am
Valiant fan since: 1991
Favorite writer: Josh Dysart
Location: Scoot over, I have to get in behind you.
Re: My Valiant Story :) !

Post by betterthanezra »

Welcome :thumb:

-Brian
I'm on Twitter follow me

https://twitter.com/#!/shadowsip" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

My Valiant story here

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=6932" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

User avatar
bobby97801
Just jumpin' through time arcs, that's all.
Just jumpin' through time arcs, that's all.
Posts: 1673
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:42:18 am
Favorite character: X-O Manowar
Location: vancouver, washington
Re: My Valiant Story :) !

Post by bobby97801 »

Welcome :clap:

User avatar
grendeljd
innerSPACE does whatever I tell them
innerSPACE does whatever I tell them
Posts: 7690
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:51:43 am
Valiant fan since: 1991
Favorite character: Aric
Favorite title: Harbinger
Location: On the 7.5th floor of LesterCorp, headed through the back door to John Malkovich's brain.
Re: My Valiant Story :) !

Post by grendeljd »

A little late, but welcome!

Image is a top favourite publisher of mine as well - I don't read any Marvel or DC anymore [with the exception of an upcoming New Mutants mini-series], but I read lots of various books from Valiant [obviously!], Image, IDW, Dark Horse & Titan. I'd have to say that Lazarus & Injection from Image are my top two favourite comics to read, month-in, month-out. I just love that Image books are all creator-owned series & can be set in whatever genre they want. THAT is the future of comics, to me.

Valiant is my go-to for superhero universe stuff :thumb:
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;


Post Reply