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

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!

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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.

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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?

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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!

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Time to discuss Bloodshot Salvation #11! Tune in to hear our thoughts.

Spoiler alert!

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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.

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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. 

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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
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This week we take a little divine tour of the post-Stalinverse Valiant-universe, to see if all is well again... or not. And we also check in with the newest Secret psiots under Livewire's wing. 

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-129-aug16-2017.mp3
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This week in Harbinger Renegade #6, the story takes a break from the Massacre arc to introduce a character named Alpha, but here on VCR we aren't taking a break from discussing the book in detail. There are some potentially deep connections to mull over!

 

Spoiler Alert! We have read this book and we discuss it assuming you have too. If you don't want to be spoiled by our conversation, read the book before listening.

Direct download: VCR-128-aug9-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38pm PST

In this episode: The best highlights from the Valiant Fan panel, Josh Dysart on Pete and Harada, and Dinesh Shamdasani on Massacre and Harbinger Wars 2.

Timecodes:

01:29 - Valiant Comics Fan Panel Highlights

24:30 - Josh Dysart Interview

44:26 - Comics Pro Presentation

53:17 - Dinesh Shamdasani Interview

Get more episodes at http://onlythevaliant.com

 

Direct download: OTV-episode217.mp3
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Faith and Neela team up to fix time, and Aric soldiers on as only he can. Join as as we dip through time and journey through Gorin along with our favorite heroes.

Timecodes:
01:08 - Faith and the Future Force #1
17:05 - X-O Manowar #5

Spoiler alert! Spoiler alert!

We're going to talk all about these books, and we are going to assume you have read them. We won't hold anything back. Tune in after you read this week's books if you don't want to be spoiled!

Direct download: VCR-127-jul26-2017.mp3
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We continue to take on Babel in Rapture, get to the bottom of mysteries in Britannia, and continue our Secret journey in Secret Weapons.

Every week, Only The Valiant presents Valiant Comics Review, a quick look at the new comics out now from our favorite publisher.

Spoiler alert! We're gonna talk all about these.

Direct download: VCR-126-jul19-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:37pm PST

The Massacre is here. The much awaited issue of Harbinger Renegade is on stands, and VCR dips our bloody paws into the aftermath to break it down for you.

We loved this book! We hated this book! There is a whole lot to discuss as we unravel our thoughts. We talk about the hype that led up to this book, how the events go down, and what it might mean for the future, and where things might go from here.

We also discuss some of the roadbumps in our reading experience that we encountered, and dig into how that effected our reading experience.

This book is so massive, we spent nearly an hour talking about it, a record-breaking amount of time here on VCR.

Spoiler alert!

No, really. Spoiler alert!

SERIOUSLY. SPOILER. ALERT.

We're going to get into all of the bloody details.

Direct download: VCR-125-july12-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm PST

Bloodshot and his pal Bloodshot get a day off in the Big Apple! What do two murder machines do with their day off? tune in and find out!

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

Spoiler alert! We are going to talk about all of the things that happen in this book.

Direct download: VCR-124-jul5-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:39pm PST

This episode is all about the Man of Shadows! The Shadowman Movie has a director! Our top five favorite Shadowman... anything! Rapture discussed! Hop on your Loa and tune in.

With Shadowman teased to return in 2018, we thought this would be a good time to check in on this not-quite tentpole character.

Reginald Hudlin is directing Shadowman! We talk about this latest Valiant movie news, and what we can gleam from this. We also take a look back at the lean years from 2008 to 2011, and how we might be able to learn from the past as we look at this news.

What do we want to see in a Shadowman movie? Do we want a saxophone? Is Jazz still cool?!?

After that, we dig into Shadowman comics, and we structure the conversation by listing our Top Five Favorite Shadowman [fill in the blank]. It can be our favorite story, issue, collectible, announcement, promotion, or whatever, ranging throughout the entire history of Valiant publishing. This gives us a great overview of the best of what this character is about.

Along the way, we discover what we might learn about Shadowman by comparing to other great literary characters like Darth Vader and Angel and Spike from Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Also, we dig into the world of Rapture, now that the series is at its half-way point. How do we understand Babel? What about Tama, the Geomancer? And most of all, what might this mean for Jack, the quote-unquote Shadowman?

All this, plus Recent Reads and Ask Chiclo!

Direct download: OTV-episode216.mp3
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Special Edition! VCR dives into Rex-O's dialog in Secret Weapons, and spills the beans on the translation of every word Rex-O speaks! Plus, what might this mean for the story, and what about the error?!?

Spoilers. Very obviously.

Direct download: VCR-123-jun29-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:19am PST

Secret Weapons is revealed to us and throws us into a whole new side of the Valiant Universe. X-O continues to fight, and thrive, in his role in the Azure Army.

Every week, Only The Valiant presents the Valiant Comics Review, which is a quick dose of conversation about the new books, out right now.

First up, we discuss Secret Weapons #1, followed by X-O Manowar #4. 

Spoiler Alert! We are going to talk about what happens on the last page of both of these issues. And the first page. And all pages in between. If you don't want our smooth, soulfull voices telling you about it before you've read it, you know what to do.

Direct download: VCR-122-jun28-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:45am PST

Things heat up in the Deadside, where we've got Loas for Dayz! Things get freaky in Britannia where we've got the Wyrd confounding every which thing. VCR has got your back.

 

Every week, Only The Valiant presents Valiant Comics Review (VCR), your weekly check in on the books out from Valiant right now.

Spoiler alert!

We're gonna say things about these books that you may not want to hear if you have not yet read them.

Direct download: VCR-121-jun21-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33am PST

Take a look back through History with Rai (and us), as Rai learns about the history of the Valiant Universe as he prepares to take on the world of 4001.

In Rai: The History Of The Valiant Universe #1, Rai, Gilad and the Geomancer find out about all of the cool history that we already know about. We have a lot to say about this issue, from where it leaves us in the year 4001, and what we got in our whirlwind recap of the Valiant Universe.

It's New Comic Book Day, and that means a new VCR. We discuss the new comics out from Valiant, on the shelves now.

Spoiler alert! Or is there...?

Direct download: VCR-120-jun14-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:39am PST

Faith #12 wraps up this volume, and wraps up Faith's conflict with the Faithless. Things come to a head, and Faith manages to win the day. Now, it's time for VCR to discuss.

Valiant only released one book this week, and Faith is flying high in this one. This finishes up the "Faithless" arc, and also finishes up this volume.

How well did this one wrap up the story? And this volume? What about the lead in to our next story? What about the drunk kitty?

Are we overly floored by this issue, or not? Check in and find out.

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

Direct download: VCR-119-jun7-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:52am PST

Over the last year, it feels like Valiant has been exploring different corners of the Valiant Universe, and trying out new takes and new directions for some of the properties. While it has "broadened the horizons", it has also removed some of the momentum that has existed in the past, when Valiant was building to larger events like Harbinger Wars and Armor Hunters.

It seems like Valiant may be returning to some of that classic mojo now, and building to something big. All of the announcements we heard at the Valiant Summit were part of this, so we take a look at the various announcements, and what they might mean for our reading future.

News isn't the only thing we discuss, we also talk about Britannia: We Who Are About To Die, and take an early, non-spoiler look at Secret Weapons.

Direct download: OTV-episode215.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:08am PST

Aric continues to show the Cadmiums who is boss in X-O Manowar, and Tama has a nice adventure in the Deadside in Rapture. Time to dig into this week's new Valiant Comics!

 

Every week, Only The Valiant presents Valiant Comics Review, an immediate look at this week's new Valiant Comics.

Spoiler alert! We're gonna talk all about these books, including the odds and ends. You've been warned.

Direct download: VCR-118-may24-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:39am PST

We dive into the new issues of Ninjak and Britannia in this week's VCR episode.

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

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

Direct download: VCR-117-may17-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:30pm PST

Another week of new books! Eternal Warrior gives up farming for more of the ultra violence, and mysteries and teases galore in Valiant Free Comic Book Day issue.

First up, we discuss Eternal Warrior Awakening. Gilad is a crappy farmer. Gilad gets back into things and takes on Alpha. At least, an Alpha of some sort. He must be bad, because he has a bone throne.

Second, we take on the Free Comic Book Day story for 2017. We get a few cool short stories, and a whole lot of teasers. Lots to discuss and speculate about here.

Spoiler alert!

We've read these, and we will discuss them assuming you have too.

Direct download: VCR-116-may10-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:01am PST

Faith continues her saga against the Faithless as their master plan develops! How will our heroine deal with the threat? We discuss it all here.

It's a single-book week, but still we find plenty to discuss as Faith takes to the skies against the team of all her worst enemies in Faith #11.

There be spoilers!

We've read this book.

We assume you have too.

Direct download: VCR-115-may3-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:39am PST

We catch up on Aric’s War in X-O Manowar, and Antonius Axia’s new mission in Brittania: We Who Are About To Die. Lot’s to discuss, plus a crazy theory or two!

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

Spoiler alert!

We’re going to talk all about these books, because we have read them, front to back.

We hope you have too.

Direct download: VCR-114-apr26-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:17pm PST

This week on VCR we've got something a bit unique for our Valiant Faithful listeners - Softcore Jeff is flying solo as he discusses Ninjak 26 & Generation Zero 9... with himself & himself to keep himself company!

 

Spoiler alert! Jeff has read these books, and he will discuss them amongst himself assuming that you have too. If you don't want Jeff's inner monologue to spoil your Valiant reading this week, please read before listening!

Direct download: VCR-113-apr19-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:12pm PST

The Epic Bros take on the Green Knight as the Valiant Universe collides with Arthurian Legend. We're here to dive deep into the legends and this story.

Not too hip on your Arthurian Epic Poems? Need a refresher? We brought in the OTV expert, Chiclo himself, to tell us what's up with the original story of the Green Knight, and how closely it is translated in this issue.

 

Spoiler alert! We are going to talk all about this story. That has existed for hundreds of years. So. There you have it.

Direct download: VCR-112-apr12-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:11am PST

It's Faith vs The Faithless in Faith #10! VCR is here for your weekly deep dive into the new Valiant Comics.

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

Spoiler alert! We will talk all about this thing, D&D and all.

Direct download: VCR-111-apr5-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23pm PST

It's an all Hardcover edition of Valiant After Dark!

We sit down with Warren Simons (Editor-In-Chief), Dinesh Shamdasani (CEO and Chief Creative Officer), Fred Pierce (Publisher), Andy Liegle (Sales Manager), Hunter Gorrinson (VP, Marketing & Communications), and Ryan Stayton (Creative Executive), for an hour of talk about all things Valiant.

 

Earmuff Alert! We had a bit of adult language to go with our adult beverages as we recorded this one, so don't listen with your little ones.

Direct download: OTV-episode214.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:29pm PST

Black Sheep attack! Cows! Swords! Flashbacks! Big Fights! Chess! It's a big week of Valiant Comics, we talk about them all!

Every Week, Only The Valiant presents Valiant Comics Review (VCR), a deep dive into the brand new Valiant Comics, on the shelf now.

Spoiler alert! We have read these books, and are going to talk about them without holding back.

Direct download: VCR-110-mar29-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:01am PST

It's a big week for Valiant Comics! We discuss two important issues, out today. First is X-O Manowar #1, the beginning of Aric's new epic. Second is Bloodshot Reborn #0, which closes one chapter of Bloodshot's story, and opens another.

Timecodes:

01:07 - X-O Manowar #1

14:11 - Bloodshot Reborn #0

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

Spoiler alert! You've been warned, and we'll warn you in the show. We're gonna talk about everything that happens in these books.

Direct download: VCR-109-mar22-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17am PST

We discuss X-O Manowar #1, Tentpoles of the Valiant Universe, the changing and shifting tides of the Valiant Universe, Bloodshot movie news, and more. Plus, a giveaway of cool one-of-a-kind Bloodshot Island prints.

Our discussion of X-O Manowar is light on spoilers, but we'll note how far ahead to jump so you miss any spoiler discussion.

Timecodes:

10:50 - X-O Manowar #1
23:50 - The "X-O Treatment" for other characters
30:42 - Flagship characters
38:57 - Movie News
46:10 - Listener Questions and Topics
58:59 - Ask Chiclo
1:09:13 - Bloodshot Island Print Giveaways
1:12:05 - Valiant Trading Cards on Quidd

Direct download: OTV-episode213.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:26pm PST

We take a look into the Stalinverse, into the story of Archer and Armstrong, to see how their lives proceed and intertwine, and what goes down in Gulag 396.

Every week, Only The Valiant presents Valiant Comics Review (VCR), a look at the brand new Valiant Comics on the stands today.

Spoiler alert! We're gonna talk all about these books. Read before listening. Especially this one, it is such a treat!

Direct download: VCR-108-mar15-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38am PST

We go back to High School, along with all our favorite heroes, in Valiant High. We take a deep look at this new digital only book from Valiant Comics.

We start the conversation with non-spoiler thoughts, then we jump into the spoilers after our patented warning.

We liked this book quite a bit, so we talk a while about what stood out about it, and how it rewards the Valiant Faithful with plenty of humor, jokes, and references. There is also quite a bit of meat to discuss, such as who the spooky gardener is, what is Colin King really up to, and does Kris has to do with it.

Direct download: VCR-107-mar8-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:24am PST

Faith gets a done-in-one story, and must face off against her greatest challenge: a new Zipline intern. Can Faith survive this workplace conflict?

Only one book comes out this week from Valiant Comics, so today's episode is a bit shorter. We still have plenty to talk about though as we talk through this little adventure.

Spoiler Alert! We are gonna talk all about this story, and the stuff that happens therein.

You have been... warned.

Direct download: VCR-106-mar1-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:27am PST

The Renegades do a lot of talking in Harbinger Renegade #4, and Ninjak and Harada do a lot of fighting in Divinity III #3, as things fly out windows left and right.

Every week, Only The Valiant presents VCR, the Valiant Comics Review. It is a look at the brand new comics on shelves right now.

01:30 - Harbinger Renegade #4

16:56 - Divinity III #3

Spoiler alert! We are going to talk about things on the last pages of these books. You have been warned.

Direct download: VCR-105-feb22-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:53am PST

We discuss the latest news and announcements about X-O Manowar, Britannia and Secret Weapons.

Also, we take a deep look at the legacy of the Geomancers, Ninjak, and Bloodshot as they exist in Classic Valiant, as well as how we see them in Modern Valiant.

We finish with a conversation with David Baron to discuss Divinity, Valiant High, and his upcoming creator-owned book, Stained.

We packed a lot of Valiant into this one, so if you want to jump around, here's the time codes:

00:05:15 - X-O Manowar #1
00:15:03 - Britannia
00:27:35 - Secret Weapons
00:34:33 - Legacy of the Geomancers
00:46:38 - Legacy of Ninjak
00:59:27 - Legacy of Bloodshot
01:13:58 - David Baron

Stay Valiant. Only The Valiant.

Direct download: OTV-episode212.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:33pm PST

Our Generation is Zeroing in on the source of all bad things in Rook, and Kevin Junior goes Savage on his oppressors in this week's new Valiant Comics.

Every week, Only The Valiant presents Valiant Comics Review, an in-depth look at the brand new Valiant Comics, on shelves now!

01:21 - Generation Zero #7

15:08 - Savage #4

 

Spoiler alert! We're going to talk about the things that happen on the very last page of both of these issues. You've been warned.

Direct download: VCR-104-feb15-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:24am PST

Ninjak gets the seventh blade, and Shadowman takes on New Leningrad in this week's new Valiant Comics! We discuss them both.

Every week, Only The Valiant presents the Valiant Comics Review, which is your dose of conversation about the new Valiant Comics, on your shelves right now.

Spoiler Warning! We are gonna be all about these books. If you haven't read them, be warned.

Direct download: VCR-103-feb8-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:24am PST

It's a week of fearless flyers and wacky wonders as we discuss the new books from Valiant Comics. Faith, Archer, and Armstrong get the spotlight.

Every week, VCR discusses the brand new Valiant Comics, out on shelves now.

01:43 - Faith #8

11:41 - A+A #12

Spoiler warning! We're going to talk all about these books. Read them first if you don't want to find out from us what happens.

Direct download: VCR-102-feb1-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:27am PST

We see through the cracks of Stalinverse, Find some island secrets, and end a Bloodzombie plague in this week's new Valiant Comics.

Another week of Valiant Comics! Another week of VCR to discuss them!

1:17 - Divinity III #2

16:16 - Savage #3

26:32 - Bloodshot USA #4

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

Direct download: VCR-101-jan25-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:59am PST

VCR is back for the one hundredth time to talk about this week's new Valiant Comics!

This week, Aric goes Red, the Harbinger Kids walk into a trap (or do they?), and Generation Zero has an anime adventure.

Every week, Only The Valiant presents VCR, the Valiant Comics Review, to talk about the new books out this week.

02:44 - Aric, Son Of The Revolution #1

22:45 - Harbinger Renegade #3

40:17 - Generation Zero #6

Spoiler alert! We're gonna talk all about these books. You've been warned.

Direct download: VCR-100-jan18-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:43am PST

The Seven Blades Of Master Darque are moved into action, and VCR moves into action to discuss this new issue of Ninjak.

Every week, OTV presents VCR, because we like acronyms (and discussing this week's new Valiant Comics).

 

Spoiler alert. We're gonna talk all about this book. You are warned!

Direct download: VCR-099-jan11-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:14pm PST

Archer and Armstrong fight the 1% and Florida, while Faith fights some demons from her past. We discuss the two new Valiant Comics on the shelves today!

VCR is the place to go if you need an immediate dose of Valiant Comics discussion after you read the new Valiant Comics on the shelves now from Valiant Comics. Also, Valiant Comics.

Spoiler Alert! We're gonna talk all about these books. Don't listen if you don't want to be spoiled!

Direct download: VCR-098-jan4-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:58am PST

The Komandar visits Kolorado, Keisha and the Zygos stay strange, and Savage hunts a biker gang. Another week of Valiant Comics are ready for review!

Every week, the Valiant Comics review discusses the new Valiant Comics, on the shelves right now! When you need a dose of Valiant discussion, we've got you covered.

 

Spoiler alert: we will talk all about these books. You are warned.

Direct download: VCR-097-dec28-2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:22am PST

It's the most Valiant party on the block as OTV returns to celebrate the Holidays, Valiant style. Grab a cup of merry and tun in!

We kick things off with a game of What Have You! "What have we?" You may be asking yourself, but all will be revealed.

About that Ninjak Vs The Valiant Universe Trailer... We take a look and discuss. I think we all agree that it looks good. But, will it be pensive enough?

Faith! Wrath of the Eternal Warrior! Bloodshot! Savage #1! The Valiant Deckbuilding Game! We catch up on the best of the best from 2016, and react in horror as one of us is way behind on his reading!

Join us in the OTV Christmas Party, along with the best of the best from the Valiant Universe. We discuss the best party-goer, the best gift-giver, the most spiritous, and a lot more. We find out that one Valiant Hero would ruin the party for everyone though, and no, it's not Master Darque.

All that, plus Aric The Angry Visigoth.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year from all of us at Only The Valiant!

Direct download: OTV-episode211.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:43am PST

Valiant Komiks Review crashes into Stalinverse, and we also admire some charts and graphs in Harbinger, and enjoy a fairy tale (and zombies) in Bloodshot.

Every week, The Valiant Comrades presents Valiant Komiks Review, a weekly show in which we discuss the new Valiant Komiks for the glory of the Union.

Spoiler Alert! We are going to talk all about these books. You have been warned.

Direct download: VCR-096-dec21-2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:13am PST