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

Two new Valiant Comics are out now. VCR talks about them. Ki-Lords and Psillers. Jump on in!

Direct download: VCR-222-sep18-2019.mp3
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Livewire #10 is out today from Valiant Comics, and we are here to discuss the book in the usual VCR fashion.

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-221-sep11-2019.mp3
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Fallen World wraps up today, let's discuss the final issue of this mini-series!

Spoiler alert! We're gonna talk all about this one.

Direct download: VCR-220-sep4-2019.mp3
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New Valiant Books! Let's discuss.

Direct download: VCR-219-aug28-2019.mp3
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VCR takes a break from the usual review of this week's new comics to do a dive into the Psiot Cycle with a special guest: Joshua Dysart.

No spoiler alert for this one, but we do have a language alert. There's a little adult language in this one.

Direct download: VCR-000-aug24-2019.mp3
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New Valiants!

Let's talk!

Spoilers!

Direct download: VCR-218-aug21-2019.mp3
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New Valiant comics! Two endings! Let's talk about it.

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-217-aug14-2019.mp3
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Fallen World continues on in this episode! We discuss the penultimate issue of this series.

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-216-aug7-2019.mp3
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Killers hits the stage, and Punk Mambo moshes the pit. Tune in to hear our thoughts!

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-215-jul31-2019.mp3
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Two new Valiant Comics are out now, Livewire #8 and Psi-Lords #2, so we are here to discuss them. Tune in now!

Spoiler... pause!

Direct download: VCR-214-jul24-2019.mp3
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The fifth issue of Life and Death of Toyo Harada is out now, which gives us a whole lot to talk about!

Spoiler alert!

Seriously. We're gonna spoil stuff.

Direct download: VCR-213-jul17-2019.mp3
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Fallen World #3 is out today from Valiant Comics, and we are here to talk about this new issue.

 

Spoiler alert!

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Two new Valiant Comics are out now for us to discuss.

Spoiler alert!

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Two new Valiant books are out to talk about, so that's what we do! 

Spoiler alert.

Direct download: VCR-210-jun19-2019.mp3
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A new issue of Life and Death of Toyo Harada is out this week from Valiant Comics, and the VCR crew gets together to discuss it.

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-209-jun12-2019.mp3
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Fallen World continues on from Valiant Comics today. Tune in to hear our thoughts!

Direct download: VCR-208-jun05-2019.mp3
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Three new books are out today from Valiant Comics, and we are here to talk about them!

Spoiler alert for these books!

Direct download: VCR-207-may29-2019.mp3
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It's New Comic Book Day, which means new Valiant Comics to talk about. Today, we talk about Incursion #4, out now!

Spoiler alert! You've been warned...

Direct download: VCR-206-may22-2019.mp3
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Two big Harbinger-filled books this week, and crack VCR team is here to discuss.

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-205-may15-2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:16pm PDT

David Menchel, Associate Editor at Valiant Comics, stops by to wet our appetites for the upcoming Psi-Lords series. Don't worry, Gregg Katzman is here too to make sure we don't spoiler anything for you!

We have read Psi-Lords #1, and we like it! After our non-spoiler conversation with David, we share a bit of our non-spoiler thoughts on the book.

After that, we talk about the original Psi-Lords series from the 90s, and give you a bit of a primer about who and what they were, and what the series is all about.

This is Only The Valiant, so of course we will weave and swerve our way through various side tracks and off topic, intriguing ideas.

Direct download: OTV-episode223.mp3
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The future has arrived on VCR! Fallen World picks up on the story of the world of 4001 A.D. VCR is here to discuss!

Spoiler alert! We are going to talk all about this book.

Direct download: VCR-204-may1-2019.mp3
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New Valiant Comics! Bloodshot Rising Spirit continues, The Forgotten Queen takes a surprising turn, and Punk Mambo kicks off.

Spoiler alert! 

Direct download: VCR-203-apr24-2019.mp3
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X-O Manowar wraps up, and Incursion continues on! We discuss this week's new Valiant Comics!

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-202-apr17-2019.mp3
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Two great new Valiant books are out today for you to read, enjoy, then hear our thoughts on.

In Life And Death of Toyo Harada #2, things develop for our not-so-hero.

In Livewire #5, our hero takes on a whole new organization!

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-201-apr10-2019.mp3
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OTV reports from Wondercon! This is our second episode of conversations from Wondercon 2019 in Anaheim, California.

In this episode, we talk with Joshua Dysart about Life and Death of Toto Harada, Emily Hecht about social media and our Valiant fan community, and we replay a few highlights from the Valiant Panel that occurred on Friday of Wondercon.

01:30 - Valiant Panel: Joshua Dysart on LADOTH

05:39 - Valiant Panel: Vita Ayala on Livewire

10:57 - Emily Hecht

21:22 - One on One with Josh Dysart

If you haven't already, check out Part 1 of our reporting from Wondercon 2019 in Episode 221.  

Direct download: OTV-episode222.mp3
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Sean reports from Wondercon in Anaheim, California, where he spoke to our friends at Valiant Comics.

First up, we discuss the most exciting thing coming up form Valiant with Director of Marketing Mel Caylo. Plus, we find out how that new flocked cover for Punk Mambo is going to fit into our long boxes.

Second, we hear from Ed Greenberg from Collector’s Paradise, who is a major supporter of Valiant, and hosted them at his booth at Wondercon. He is always up to some cool stuff, and we find out what has been keeping him busy.

Lastly, we talk Livewire with writer Vita Ayala! We dive into the first arc of Livewire, and ask some deep questions about what Amanda has gone through in this story, and where this leaves the character, physically, mentally, and sartorially as we kick off the second arc of Livewire. Plus, we dive into some geeky details! This conversation has spoilers for all of Livewire issues 1 through 4, so read those and jump into the conversation with us.

Direct download: OTV-episode221.mp3
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VCR turns 200! We celebrate by doing what we always do, talk about those new Valiant Comics.

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-200-mar27-2019.mp3
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The Incursion continues and X-O Manowar fights on in this week's new Valiant Comics.

The VCR crew is here to talk about these new books.

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-199-mar20-2019.mp3
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New Valiant Comics are out today, and we are here to talk about them.

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-198-mar13-2019.mp3
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VCR is back to talk about War Monger and Bloodshot in this week's new Valiant Comics!

Forgotten Queen kicks off with issue #1, and Bloodshot Rising spirit continues with issue #4.

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-197-feb27-2019.mp3
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Two new books are out, and we are here to talk about them! Incursion kicks off, and X-O Manowar continues. Let's discuss!

Spoiler alert!

As usual, we are going to talk all about these books.

Direct download: VCR-196-feb20-2019.mp3
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VCR tackles Livewire #3, out today from Valiant Comics.

Spoiler Alert!

Direct download: VCR-195-feb13-2019.mp3
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New book! let's discuss!

Bloodshot Rising Spirit #3 is out today, so we give it a once over.

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-194-jan30-2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:23pm PDT

X-O Manowar #23 and Livewire #2 are out today, and your VCR crew is here to talk about them!

Spoiler alert!

We are going to talk all about these books. Please read before you listen.

Direct download: VCR-193-jan23-2019.mp3
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Jack and his new Loa pal are about to take on Sandria, the Brethren, and Baron Samedi in this final issue of this volume of Shadowman.

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-192-jan16-2019.mp3
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Faith: Dreamside concludes!

We talk about the resolution, and what we thought of the final issue. Plus, some good old Cranting about editors and what not.

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-191-jan9-2019.mp3
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Three new Valiant comics are out this week, including the debut of Livewire's first ongoing series! Let's dive in and discuss.

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-190-dec19-2018.mp3
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Shadowman #10 is out today! Let's dive in and discuss.

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-189-dec12-2018.mp3
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This is it! The final issue of Ninja-K is out on stands now, and we are here to talk all about it. Tune in!

Spoiler alert! We are going to talk all about this one.

Direct download: VCR-188-dec5-2018.mp3
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X-O Manowar and Faith: Dreamside are out today, so we are here to talk about them.

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-187-nov28-2018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:43pm PDT

We review this week's new Valiant Comics in this week's episode of VCR.

Spoiler alert! We are going to talk all about these books.

Direct download: VCR-186-nov21-2018.mp3
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Bloodshot: Rising Spirit begins, and Ninja-K continues on. Two cool Valiant books are out this week, and the VCR crew is here to talk about them.

Spoiler alert: We are going to talk all about these books.

Direct download: VCR-185-nov14-2018.mp3
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Two books to discuss out from Valiant this Halloween. We dig into these two books!

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-184-oct31-2018.mp3
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Two new books are out today form the Valiant, let's dive in and take a look.

Spoiler alert!

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Quantum and Woody 11 discussed!

Spoiler alert.

Direct download: VCR-182-oct17-2018.mp3
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Ninja-K #12 is out, and we are here to talk about it.

Spoilers!

Direct download: VCR-181-oct10-2018.mp3
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Faith in the Dreamside starts, Harbinger Wars II comes to an end, and X-O Manowar keeps on going. We discuss it all in this episode.

Direct download: VCR-180-sept26-2018.mp3
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Three books! It's a three book week. We dig into each of these new books and take a look at the reveals, easter eggs, and developments we see in these issues.

Spoiler alert! Make sure you read the books before you listen.

Direct download: VCR-179-19sep-2018.mp3
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We've seen Maxim Boniface recently in Shadowman, but what about the original Shadowman, Maxim St James, from the classic Valiant era? We dig into the who and what of this classic character.

Specifically, we talk about Shadowman #0 (1994), Shadowman Yearbook #1 (1994), and touch on a few of the later issues of Shadowman from 1995.

This leads us to a discussion about reading older comics in general. How do we read older comics differently? Do we have specific lenses and filters for this type of read? Also, how much does the historical perspective of the time influence the way we read stuff now? How are the storytelling methods in 90s comics different from today's comics, and how does that effect our reading?

Direct download: OTV-episode220.mp3
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Ninja-K meets the Fist and the Steel. How does he come out?

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-178-12sep-2018.mp3
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Harbinger Wars II wraps up, and Aric relives his past in this week's new Valiant Comics. As usual, VCR is here to discuss them.

Direct download: VCR-177-aug29-2018.mp3
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It's a three-book week! We have a lot to talk about with this week's new Valiant Comics, so let's get to it!

Spoiler alert! You have been warned.

Direct download: VCR-176-aug22-2018.mp3
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Ninja-K versus Ninja-H! An old agent is on the loose, and it is up to Ninjak to stop him. We review this one-and-done issue out today from Valiant Comics.

Direct download: VCR-175-aug15-2018.mp3
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We examine the new Shadowman series in depth! Issues 1 through 5 are out as of this recording, so we take a good look at those. Plus, Exiles, Ultraverse, San Diego Comic-Con, Valiant Futures, and Kombucha brewing!

Direct download: OTV-episode219.mp3
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We discuss Valiant High.

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Things get strange in Harbinger Wars II, Aric makes a friend in X-O Manowar, and the Detectioner is back at work in Britannia. Let's dive in and discuss them!

Spoiler alert!

We've read the books, we assume you have too.

Direct download: VCR-172-jul25-2018.mp3
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Three new Valiant books are out this week, and the VCR crew is here to talk about them!

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-171-jul18-2018.mp3
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Time to discuss Bloodshot Salvation #11! Tune in to hear our thoughts.

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-170-jul11-2018.mp3
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We have a lot to discuss this week, with three hefty books out this week from Valiant Comics. In this episode:

Harbinger Wars II #2

X-O Manowar #16

Quantum and Woody #7

Spoiler alert!

Direct download: VCR-169-jun27-2018.mp3
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Let's dig into this week's new Valiant Comics! 

VCR discusses them both. Ninja-K #8 and Shadowman #4

Direct download: VCR-168-jun20-2018.mp3
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The Book of Revelations begins in Bloodshot Salvation! We discuss this week's new Valiant Comic.

Direct download: VCR-167-jun13-2018.mp3
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VCR discusses the new Valiant Comics out today, Harbinger Wars #2 and Quantum And Woody #6. Tune in and hear our thoughts.

Direct download: VCR-166-may30-2018.mp3
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We discuss Shadowman #3 and X-O Manowar #15, out today from Valiant Comics.

Spoiler alert!

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We review this week's new Valiant Comic Books, Bloodshot Salvation #9 and Ninja-K #7.

Direct download: VCR-164-may16-2018.mp3
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We discuss Harbinger Wars 2: Prelude in this episode. This issue starts things off the event with some excitement, and we discuss the events and possible repercussions of this issue.

The Government is bad, but Livewire is badder. Are things black and white, cut and dry, or are there some gray areas to the actions of our hero?

Also, we discuss some of the landscape of the Valiant Universe, and how that is setting the stage for the events that are coming up.

Sit back and enjoy, this issue starts things with a bang!

Also, spoiler alert.

Direct download: VCR-163-may2-2018.mp3
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The gang reviews this week's new Valiant Comics: X-O Manowar and Shadowman.

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We discuss today's new Valiant Comics in today's episode.

Direct download: VCR-161-apr18-2018.mp3
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This week, the VCR crew takes on the continuing adventures of Bloodshot in the Deadside, and Ninja-K versus a formidable foe.

Spoiler alert! We're going to talk all about these books. 

Direct download: VCR-160-apr11-2-018.mp3
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DMG has purchased full ownership of Valiant, and the leadership that forged the Valiant Universe for the last six years has been forced out, or has left the company. We haven't yet fully seen the new shape of Valiant, and it is not clear that things will stay up, or if we may see another downturn.

The original OTV duo, Sean and Chiclo, get together to discuss the changes happening at Valiant as a result of this purchase by DMG, what the changes may mean, what we might expect as a result, and what we will be paying attention to as this story develops.

As we meander, we discuss some of the great hits of the last few years, and some of the Classic Valiant comics of yesteryear, and what we saw as the Classic Valiant comics declined due to the purchase by Acclaim.

How hard do we think it will be for Valiant to keep the publishing line going like it has? What is the best case scenario? What is the worst case scenario?

Plus, we are giving away a copy of Ninjak Vs The Valiant Universe card game, courtesy of Overworld Games. Tune in for contest details!

Direct download: OTV-episode218.mp3
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The Gorin epic comes to a close, and the new Shadowman epic starts off with a bang. Loas and Lightning swords! Plenty to discuss in this week's episode of Valiant Comics Review, where we talk about the new Valiant books as soon as they are on stands.

First up, the Gorin epic comes to a close in X-O Manowar #13, and the planet seems to get a happy ending. What did we think of this wrap up, and what kind of light does it cast the entire run so far in? Also, we get the big reveal of what sent Aric away from Earth in the first place, and why he had such animosity with the armor.

Second, we discuss Shadowman #1, the return of Jack Boniface to the Shadowman mantle! We take a look at the things from past continuity that this story follows up on, and weigh in on some of the things that aren't as well represented. Plus, we get some hints at some of what may be coming, and Alyssa is cool.

Spoiler alert! We're going to talk all about these books, read them before listening!

Direct download: VCR-159-mar28-2018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:13am PDT

Quantum and Woody #4, Ninja-K #5

Evil plots are revealed, vengeful plots are resolved. There's a bit to talk about in this week's new Valiant Comics, so let's get to it!

First up, we discuss Quantum and Woody #4, in which our heroes end up in Sydney, and find out just what the heck has been behind all of the recent events in their life. The brothers remain the brothers, and that seems to be the source of their problems.

Second, we talk about Ninja-K #5, in which Ninjak and his new team-up partner take on the bureau that has been plaguing their lives. Who betrays who? And is all what it seems? We discuss the possibilities.

Spoiler alert!

We are going to talk about all aspects of the plot, so read first if you don't want to be spoiled.

Direct download: VCR-158-mar21-2018.mp3
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In this week's Valiant Comics, we get a spotlight on Owen from Secret Weapons, and Ninjak continues to take on everybody.

First up, in Ninjak Vs The Valiant Universe #3, we've got magic bullets and unexpected trips and a whole lot more. What do we make of this continuing fight, and the unexpected turns?

Second, in Owen's Story, we get a look back at Owen and unpack this dense tale. Or is it just a garage sale? After all, we all have to pay rent.

Spoiler alert! We are going to talk all about this issue.

Direct download: VCR-157-mar14-2018.mp3
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Bloodshot has fallen into darkness. Can he find his way out? We discuss his odds. Bloodshot Salvation #7 discussed in this episode.

Direct download: VCR-156-mar7-2018.mp3
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Emperor Aric is just hanging out, until he gets pushed to his limits. Let’s discuss the latest happenings in the story of our favorite Visigoth.

As you may have guessed, we are discussing X-O Manowar #12, in which we see Aric doing his thing, some other people doing their thing, some spice, and things coming to a climax.

Spoiler alert! We are going to talk all about this book, so jump in only after you have read the book.

Direct download: VCR-155-feb28-2018.mp3
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Quantum and Woody unlock the mystery of the Goat, and Ninjak keeps fighting everyone in this weeks new Valiant Comics. Let's discuss!

Spoiler alert! We are going to talk all about these books. Read them.

Direct download: VCR-154-feb21-2018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:55pm PDT

It's Wednesday, and that means a new VCR! We dive into the ongoing battles of Bloodshot, and keep up with Colin King in this week's Valiant Comics.

Spoiler alert! We are going to talk all about these books.

Direct download: VCR-153-feb14-2018.mp3
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Armstrong throws the party of the year, and we are all invited. The Vault opens, and we take a look at the party that follows. Plus: we take some time to talk about the transfer of ownership of VEI to 100% DMG control and what this might mean.

Spoiler alert: We are going to talk all about this book. Read it first please!

Direct download: VCR-152-feb7-2018.mp3
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Join us this week as we look in on the state of affairs with the brothers extraordinaire in Quantum & Woody #2, and then follow the path of a bullet through time & space into the unknown as Eternity #4 wraps up that series.

Spoiler alert! We have read these books, and we discuss them assuming you have too. If you don't want to be spoiled by our conversation, read the books before listening.

Direct download: VCR-151-jan31-2018.mp3
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VCR turns 150!! Join us for this special celebratory issue, where in addition to talking about XO Manowar #11 & Ninja-K #3, we are having a bonus chat about the special mail-away-only Harbinger Wars Zero issue!

Spoiler alert! We have read these books, and we discuss them assuming you have too. If you don't to be spoiled by our conversation, read the books before listening.

Direct download: VCR-150-jan24-2018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05pm PDT

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
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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
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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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:51pm PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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.

Spoiler alert!

Enjoy and share!

Direct download: VCR-139-25oct-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:55pm PDT

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.

Now, enjoy.

Direct download: VCR-138-18oct-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:01pm PDT

The Renegades get their plans in motion, and make some moves in Harbinger Renegade #8, out now from Valiant Comics. We discuss the ins and outs of this issue.

Spoiler alert! We have read this issue, and we will talk about all of the plot points. Be warned.

We talk about the ramifications of this issue, and the shape of what this may be leading to in this episode.

Direct download: VCR-137-11oct-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42pm PDT

Shadowman collides with our Hip Hop Heroes as Rae Sremmurd take a forced vacation to the Deadside. We dig into the ins and outs of this issue.

Spoiler alert! We will review the many secrets hidden in this book. Read it before listening.

Direct download: VCR-136-oct4-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:58pm PDT

Lots to discuss this week on VCR with three new Valiant comics on the new release racks! Tune in on the conversation as we discuss Faith & The Future Force #3, Warmother #2, & XO Manowar #7!!

Spoiler alert! We have read these books, and we discuss them assuming you have too. If you don't want to be spoiled by our conversation, read the books before listening.

Direct download: VCR-135-sep27-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08am PDT

One series ends, another series begins! We are satisfied with the end of Secret Weapons, and also have a lot of possibilities to discuss. Bloodshot Salvation puts a lot of wheels in motion, and we also talk about where some of those wheels may roll.

Spoiler alert! We have read these books, and will talk about them accordingly.

Direct download: VCR-134-sep20-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:42pm PDT

Past and present meet in Ninjak #0. VCR discusses this issue in depth!

Every week, OTV presents VCR, a quick look at the new books on the stands from Valiant Comics.

Spoiler alert! We've read this book, and we are going to talk about it assuming you have too.

Direct download: VCR-133-sept13-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:09am PDT

This week, the Renegades figure out their next move in Harbinger Renegade #7. We have a bit to discuss, including Pete's actions, this chapter's place in the story, the art, and more.

Every week, Only The Valiant presents Valiant Comics Review (VCR), a quick look at the new Valiant Comics on the shelves now.

Spoiler alert! We're gonna talk all about this one. You've been warned.

Direct download: VCR-132-sep6-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm PDT

Things wrap up in the Deadside, and history continues to be eradicated in this week's Valiant Comics. Only the heroes at VCR can help you make sense of it!

Every week, Only The Valiant presents Valiant Comics Review (VCR), a quick look at this week's new Valiant Comics.

Spoiler alert! We've read these books, and we are going to assume you have too.

Direct download: VCR-131-aug30-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:11pm PDT

We discuss the new Valiant Comics out on shelves today, War Mother #1 and X-O Manowar #6. Lots to discuss, and some crazy theories too.

Spoiler alert! We're going to talk all about these books. If you haven't read them, be warned.

Direct download: VCR-130-aug23-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:21pm PDT