Only The Valiant (podcasts)
You love Valiant Comics, and so do we. We bring you the very best commentary, reviews, and discussion about your favorite Valiant Comics, as well as interviews with the greatest creators in the industry. We strive to make reading and collecting comics more fun. Please visit the Podcast website at http://onlythevaliant.com

Ninjak Vs. debuts today (at least in comic book form). This stand alone story dives right into the story we have seen in the promos. Also, Bloodshot Salvation continues the stories of Bloodshot, Magic, Jesse, and Rampage.

Spoiler alert! We have read these books, so should you.

Direct download: VCR-149-jan10-2018.mp3
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Nikki's Story is featured in this issue, from her days before the Harbinger foundation, to her activation, her time at the Willows, right up to Secret Weapons #1. VCR discusses it all in this episode.

Every week, OTV presents VCR, a quick look at this week's new Valiant Comics. This week, we look at Secret Weapons #0.

Spoiler alert! We are gonna be all over this book.

Direct download: VCR-148-jan3-2018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:27pm PST

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.

Direct download: VCR-147-dec27-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11am PST

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.

Direct download: VCR-146-dec20-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:56pm PST

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.

Direct download: VCR-145-dec13-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34pm PST

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.

Direct download: VCR-144-dec6-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:48pm PST

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.

Direct download: VCR-143-nov29-2017.mp3
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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.

Direct download: VCR-142-nov22-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:58pm PST

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.

Direct download: VCR-141-nov15-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:27pm PST

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?

Spoiler alert!

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!

Direct download: VCR-140-8nov-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:11pm PST