Only The Valiant
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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