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

OTV returns for one final hurrah, this time with the VCR crew joining as the ship sails into the sunset.

We discuss the new Free Comic Book Day issue, which has a short Bloodshot story with some interesting movie tie-ins, and then move on to the main event, a Josh Dysart, Doug Braithwaite, and Diego Rodriguez X-O Manowar story. It is the perfect story on which to end the run.

Speaking of ending runs, this OTV marks the end of the Valiant Comics Review show. For five years VCR has been the weekly review show in the OTV family, and we are shutting the doors and signing off for the last time.

Thank you, we couldn't have done this without you listening on the other end. 

Stay Valiant. 

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A conversation with Dan Abnett, writer of Rai!

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Sean and Paul return for an hour (plus!) of discussion.

In this episode:
- Birthdays in the time of Covid
- Sole - the Rapper.
- Meeting your heroes is sometimes what it is cracked up to be.
- We have morals and lessons from our brushes with fame.
- Star Wars! X-Men comics! And the drawbacks of binging both.
- How Knives Out is, and isn't, like Star Wars.
- How to be a good Wolverine fan.
- Or how to be a good Star Wars fan.
- Or how to be a good fan of anything, really.
- Oh man. The recent Star Wars. And wrestling. How do we process this?
- How not to be an asshole fan. We found the line.
- How do we relate to the things we are a fan of?
- Oh, and video games.

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VCR is back to talk about Doctor Tomorrow #3!

Spoiler alert.

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Time for something entirely different! Sean and Paul get together to talk about action figures, comics, movies, music, and whatever else comes to mind. Tune in for the conversation!

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This episode is all about that new movie: Bloodshot! We review from the perspective of long-time fans of the Valiant Comics.

Spoiler alert!

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We review the new X-O Manowar and the latest issue of Quantum & Woody! Chris Rucker and Sean do not hold anything back from their review of this week's new books.

Spoiler alert!

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Viruses won't stop the VCR crew from discussing this week's new Valiant Comics. Tune in and take a listen!

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We’ve got that new Rai and that new Bloodshot our today. Let’s discuss!

Spoiler alert!

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It's a Quantum and Woody week! Tune in and hear our thoughts on the latest issue of this series.

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Three Valiant Comics are out today (Doctor Tomorrow #1, Bloodshot #0, and The Visitor #3), so we are here to talk about them. Let's dig in! 

Direct download: VCR-239-feb19-2020.mp3
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New issues of Bloodshot and Rai are out today, so lets give it the ol' VCR run through.

Spoiler alert!

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Quantum and Woody starts again, and so the VCR crew is here to talk about it!

Spoiler alert!

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We visit The Visitor and we, uh, *rok* the Roku. 

More Valiant Comics are out now, and we are here to talk about them! 

Spoiler alert!

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More Valiant Comics come out every week, and more episodes of VCR come out every week to discuss them.

Tune in as we discuss Bloodshot #5 and Rai #3.

Spoiler alert!

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We discuss Psi-Lords #8 in this newest VCR episode.

Spoiler alert!

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We discuss the top 10 most collectible Valiant Comics from 2019!

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New Valiant books! Let's discuss. The Visitor #1, Bloodshot #4, Roku #3.

Spoiler alert.

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Two new Valiant books, plus one from last week! Let's double up and discuss.

Spoiler alert.

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3... 2... 1... Let's go! Three books out this week from Valiant Comics. Let's discuss!

Spoiler alert!

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Doctor Mirage continues and the Psi-Lords keep on going in this weeks Valiant Comics. As always, we are here to talk about them!

Spoiler alert.

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Two new Valiant Comics to talk about, and a new VCR to discuss them.

Spoiler alert!

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Two new Valiant Comics are out now, and we are here to talk about them! Let's dive into Bloodshot and Roku!

Spoiler Alert!

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Doctor Mirage #3 is out, and we discuss!

Also, a little trailer for a movie came out... Bloodshot is coming! Tune in for our thoughts.

Spoiler alert!

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Two new Valiant Comics to read, and two new Valiant Comics for us to discuss! Join in as we discuss Psi-Lords and Killers.

Spoiler alert!

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Livewire continues! VCR discusses!

Spoiler alert for Livewire #11 from Valiant Comics.

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Two new Valiant Comics are out today, and we are here to talk about them! Dr Mirage continues, and the new Bloodshot series launches.

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

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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!

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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.

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New Valiant Books! Let's discuss.

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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.

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New Valiants!

Let's talk!

Spoilers!

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New Valiant comics! Two endings! Let's talk about it.

Spoiler alert!

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Fallen World continues on in this episode! We discuss the penultimate issue of this series.

Spoiler alert!

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Killers hits the stage, and Punk Mambo moshes the pit. Tune in to hear our thoughts!

Spoiler alert!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Fallen World continues on from Valiant Comics today. Tune in to hear our thoughts!

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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!

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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...

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Two big Harbinger-filled books this week, and crack VCR team is here to discuss.

Spoiler alert!

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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.

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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! 

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X-O Manowar wraps up, and Incursion continues on! We discuss this week's new Valiant Comics!

Spoiler alert!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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New Valiant Comics are out today, and we are here to talk about them.

Spoiler alert!

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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.

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VCR tackles Livewire #3, out today from Valiant Comics.

Spoiler Alert!

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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
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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Shadowman #10 is out today! Let's dive in and discuss.

Spoiler alert!

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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.

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X-O Manowar and Faith: Dreamside are out today, so we are here to talk about them.

Spoiler alert!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Let's dig into this week's new Valiant Comics! 

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

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The Book of Revelations begins in Bloodshot Salvation! We discuss this week's new Valiant Comic.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:05am PST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:37am PST