Wed, 27 December 2017
It is a week of the weird and the wild in our two Valiant Comics. We decipher the mysteries of Eternity, and follow the bounties of X-O Manowar.
In Eternity #3, Abram and Myshka continue their search, and learn a thing or two about prophecy. Plus, they have some fighting, in their own divine way.
In X-O Manowar #10, Rawn gets the old gang back together, and kills something. This sets up the next big battle-o-rama coming in X-O Manowar, and puts some faces to our faceless villains.
Come dive in to these two great Valiant Comics with us!
Spoilers! We will be talking about these books assuming you have too. We aren't going to be coy about the plot.
Wed, 20 December 2017
Let's take a trip in Quantum and Woody's ice cream truck, and navigate the espionage world with Ninjak. Two new books to discuss, and a lot packed into them for us to unpack. Tune in!
Every week, OTV presents VCR, a quick look at the new Valiant Comics out on comic store shelves today!
First, we KLANG with the world's worst superhero team (and brothers), and take a look at their new book, Quantum + Woody! #1. We dive into the timeline presented in this book, to make sure we have it straight, and look at some of the better moments from the book. We tie a couple things back to previous Quantum and Woody stories, and take some guesses about where things may go from here.
Second, we follow Ninjak as he delves deeper into the mysteries of Ninja-K #2. We have a front up feature, a main feature, and a back up feature. How might they all be tied together? Who is the real villain of the piece? Our theories evolve as we dig into this issue. Plus, lots and lots of parallels!
Spoiler alert! We've read the books, and are going to assume you have too. Don't listen until you have read these new Valiant Comics.
Wed, 13 December 2017
Time to Rampage! VCR examines the origins of Bloodshot's villain, his ties to the scarred man, and a whole lot more!
Bloodshot Salvation #4 is out now, and that is the topic of the week. This story takes a humble look at the early years of the scarred man and Rampage, including their relationship, and how they ended up the people they are.
Spoiler alert! This one has some juice in it, read it before listening.
Wed, 6 December 2017
Faith has an adventure and VCR is here to parse out the hidden meanings in this book. Jump down the rabbit hole with us!
On the docket this week is Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special. We talk about how much of a “holiday” story this is (or isn’t, as the case may be). Also, how do we understand this story within the context of the rest of the Valiant Universe?
We also dive into some of the themes present in the story, and how they are reflected, and what some of the takeaways are. What is the deeper metaphor here? Is there anything to learn?
Spoiler Alert! We are going to talk all about this book.
Wed, 29 November 2017
We dive into the mysteries of the Unknown in Eternity, and check on the state of the future in War Mother. Proceed with the Valiant Comics!
Every week, OTV presents VCR, a quick look at this week's new Valiant Comics.
First up, we discuss Eternity #2, in which we see our heroes encounter more and more of the Unknown, and what is going on. What are the stakes? How did all this come to be? Where could it all be going, and what does it mean? Eternity always gives us plenty to discuss.
Second, we wrap up Ana's adventure in War Mother #4, and see how things come together in interesting and gooey ways. What does this mean for Ana, for the Grove, and for the future? We dive in.
Wed, 22 November 2017
We discuss X-O Manowar #9. This issue is a bit of a transition in the story, so we catch up on where Aric is, and what may be coming.
Spoiler alert! You've been warned.
Wed, 15 November 2017
Ninja-K takes us on a history lesson, and Ray takes us to Daddy's Town. There is a whole lot to talk about in these new Valiant Comics, so please join us!
First up, in Bloodshot Salvation #3, we talk about the revelation about Ray's whereabouts, and the hows and whys that might make that possible. Also, what is Omen up to, and what have they not been up to, that they can do what they did to all the Bloodshots? Plus, speculation about Jesse, our Baby Bloodshot.
Nest, Ninja-K #1 explodes a ton of history all over the place, as we get a rundown of the Ninja program, including all the racy bits between Ninja-D and Madame Charade. What does it all have to do with the mystery of what is going on? How much do we like this new launch for Ninjak? Hint: a lot.
Spoiler alert! We've read the books, and we are going to talk all about them.
Wed, 8 November 2017
HARD Corps meditate with Alpha in the newest issue of Harbinger Renegade! We discuss all of the ins and outs of this issue for your listening enjoyment.
This seems to be part of Solomon's plan, but how? We discuss what Solomon might want from all of this.
Plus, what happened to the HARD Corps in this mission? And what does the Alpha want? What do his powers do? Will he get pants?
We are going to talk all about this issue, so if you don't want to know what happens, read the book before tuning in!
Wed, 25 October 2017
Three big books, three great hosts, we have a lot to talk about, so we get right to it!
This week, Bloodshot Salvation #2 is out, as well as X-O Manowar #8, and Eternity #1 is hitting the scene.
We give all of the books our usual VCR treatment, digging into the ins, the outs, and maybe some crazy theories.
Enjoy and share!
Wed, 18 October 2017
VCR discusses War Mother #3 and Faith and the Future Force #4 in this week's VCR. We have a bit to unpack in this issue, so let's get to it!
First up is the War Mother! We discuss what is going on with this story, the nature of the world building we are seeing, the Jade, and all the other items packed into this issue.
Next up we travel back from the future to discuss Faith and figure out what Do-Bot is up to, and how this fits into the other stories we've seen. We might be a bit confused about time travel still, but that's ok. We are here to figure it out.
Spoiler alert --
We've read these books, and we are going to tell you how they end as we discuss them. Don't ruin the stories for yourself by listening to our words before reading for yourself.