Only The Valiant
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

We take you back to December, 1993, a month when the Valiant Universe celebrated Christmas. We explore the Valiant holiday season. This is the perfect episode to go along with your favorite comics, staying warm by the fire, and enjoying a cup of cocoa (or something stronger!).  The weather outside is frightful, but this episode is so delightful. This episode has all the Valiant goodness you could hope for.

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We continue our conversation with JayJay Jackson.  More Valiant!  What she is doing now!  Lots of good stuff!  Check out JayJay's design company at
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JayJay Jackson joins us in this episode for a fantastic discussion!  JayJay is most known to fans for her coloring work, but she has done many different jobs in her 15 years of working in the comic book industry.  She was part of the Valiant team in the early days, and shares a number of thoughts, recollections, and feelings about the work she has done over the years.
Direct download: OTV-Episode018.mp3
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In this episode, we let Chiclo take the reigns and guide us through a discussion of dead universes.  We take a step beyond Valiant to discuss Ultraverse, Crossgen, Comic's Greatest World, Milestone, Comico, etc, etc, etc.  If you have ever had an interest in all of the comic universes beyond the big two, sit back and listen in.
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In this episode, we discuss the epic storyline, Unity.  We talk about the story, the history behind it, and compare it to other crossovers.  This story still holds up as one of the greatest comic cross overs ever.
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In this episode we welcome our friend, forum member Jedimarley to discuss Gilad, Ivar, and Aram, or, as they are more commonly known, the Eternal Warrior, Timewalker and Armstrong.  We get off track towards the end of this episode, so you are warned now!
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This episode is all about the Blood Of Heroes! We talk about Bloodshot, Rai, and Rai, and Rai.
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In this episode, Sean, Chiclo and Zeph talk about the news that Dark Horse comics got the licensing rights to the Gold Key Comics properties, including Magnus, Robot Fighter and Doctor Solar.  What does this mean for Valiant?  Listen in. 
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Only The Valiant records at the San Diego comic con! We talk about the con, and Valiant comics at the con, cool artwork, shady dealers, and we stop one of the ladies working at the con from throwing my bag of artwork away. It is all very exciting.
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Sean, Chiclo, Zeph, and special guest Elveen from the ValiantFans board discuss Shadowman.  Also, we will be recording at San Diego Comic-Con, and Playing God is continuing on the Valiantfans board.  Listen for details about our first ever contest.
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Harbingers!  This episode is all about them.  We talk about the characters, the stories, and the villains.  Also, some exciting Valiant news, VEI has announced the next hardcover edition, and there is a very well done Valiant story being released for free ont eh web at  Also, we roll out a new segment, Valiant Market Watch!  Thanks to listener Jared for the suggestion for this segment.

Playing God (sticky at the top of the forum)
Discuss this episode on the comic forums
Direct download: OTV-episode010.mp3
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Sean and Zeph went to Super-Con in San Jose, and met up with amigo Brian.  We talk about the con, the cool finds we got, a look at Valiant books at the con, and some other cool stuff. Also, we talk about the Frank Frazetta signature series, and look forward to San Diego Comic Con.  A good time was had by everyone at the con, give it a listen!
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So you have decided you want to get some Valiant comics.  How should you go about acquiring them? What kind of collector are you?  Where are the best places to find the Valiant comics you want?  What are the tips that will help you find the diamonds in the rough? In this episode, Sean, Chiclo, and Zeph discuss the fine art of buying Valiant comics. Sit back and enjoy this episode, brought to you by collecting, compulsion, and capitalism!
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In this episode, Sean, Chiclo and Zeph discuss the Gold Key 3 - Turok, Doctor Solar, and Magnus, Robot Fighter. We discuss their origins in the 50's and 60's, and talk about how Valiant handled the characters, changed them to make them better (in our opinions), and used them to build the Valiant Universe. In the news, Valiant comic back issues are being put up for sale in more and more places.
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Welcome back to another fun filled episode of THE podcast that gives you your Valiant fix.  In this episode we review the X-O Manowar hardcover collection that hit the streets just a couple weeks ago. We also talk about Free Comic Book Day, Gumby, PLUS Zeph goes on a rant against fraud in the comic hobby.  Can't be beat!
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Special Edition! This episode is a result of an impromptu discussion between Sean, Chiclo, and Zeph on the comics industry. This episode goes a little off topic as we discuss what happened to the comics industry for the last 20 years, from boom to bust to scrapping by, plus our visions for the future of the comic book industry.
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This episode welcomes new co-host Zeph, as we discuss what would be required for a successful relaunch of Valiant Comics.  Opinions abound as we talk about the importance of old continuity for new stories, as well as the different options of how Valiant could start creating new stories about our favorite characters.  Joining us for the discussion is guest Michael Sacal, who has populated the informative Valiant Wiki for Valiant Entertainment. The wiki can be found at  Michael knows Valiant continuity and stories through and through.
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Valiant history, again! Chiclo and Sean continue there journey of recollection, Starting with the last of the Acclaim comics like Armorines, Shadowman Vol. 3, and Unity 2000. After this, bankruptcy, big sales, shady trademark registration by a secretive company, and the legal battle to end all legal battles (for Valiant characters).

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In episode 2, Chiclo and Sean discuss the history of Valiant comics from Jim Shooter's early days at Marvel up to Acclaim's final publishing push, Unity 2000.  The history of Valiant comics will be continued in episode 3.  Also, a mention of, and some clarification and neat stuff about the X-O Manowar hardcover and the Harbinger movie.

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Episode 1 now available!  In the first episode, Chiclo and Sean talk about how they both became fans of Valiant comics, discuss recent Valiant news including the possibility of a Harbinger movie and the announcement of the X-O Manowar hardcover collection, and discuss what was different about Valiant comics from all other comics, and what made them stand out at the time.

Direct download: OTV-episode001.mp3
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