Well, uh... im loving all of Valiants output.
And Daredevil and Hawkeye (and to a lesser extent Captain Marvel and Venom) are top of my reading pile each month.
I guess I need to pick a side or I cant play? :(
That said, his comments were pretty cynical. But he's also right, which is less bad than it sounds. If the books weren't financial endeavors, they'd be free. Especially in the case of ongoings, economic benefit is pretty much what defines whether or not a book is a success and will continue.
Anyway, back to Valiant... I really can't wait for the next Shadowman arc. I like that series the least of the five, but it also has an obviously huge potential that I think will be expressed more and more as Jordan and Zircher get into synch. That, and I felt the same about A&A before the end if the first arc. Once the momentum gets going, the awesome train rolls!
Looking for artists, know I won't find any. That blows.
Yeah, sorry dudes. Valiant's killing it, but not much harder than anyone else if you look at the output from other publishers that appeals to you. Don't have to hate one to love another. For superhero books, Valiant's are as good as any of the best. But they don't publish Saga or Revival or Fatale. Rick Remender doesn't write for Valiant.
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Top 10: Archer and Armstrong, Batman Inc., Captain America, Dial H, Fatale, Hawkeye, New Avengers, Revival, Saga, Wonder Woman
Valiant has a few good titles coming out on a monthly basis, that's a good start, but it doesn't mean I'm going to become the Valiant equivalent of a Marvel Zombie and bash Marvel/DC while only reading Valiant. Frankly, I've given each of the Valiant titles a chance over the past few months, but I'm probably going to drop at least a couple of their titles in the coming months for budgetary reasons and because I'm just not feeling the overall direction of the book. The only title that is really exempt from that right now is Harbinger, whereas everything else they're putting out right now is "wait and see."
X-O Manowar. Harbinger. Bloodshot. Archer & Armstrong. Swamp Thing. Dial H. Captain Marvel. Hit-Girl. Saga. Prophet. Read my reviews of these and more at The Comic Book Couple!
From whole bunch of comic-books i really like x-o manowar.The new Shadowman ,but i wait for him go more like 7 issue to try it
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No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware my power... Green Lantern's light
I do like Hawkeye, and I am intrigued by FF and Young Avengers. But as those titles are a bit "out of the box" my fear is always that they will be cancelled, like many similar books I supported in the past. I know Marvel & DC have a business to run, but the constant rebranding and relaunching of books like Avengers and XMen (which will sell regardless of those strategies) seems to draw readers away from the "smaller" books. Either that or it pushes readers away who are tired of their favorite books constantly being reworked and the continuity they have invested in being trashed (more so with the New 52 than Marvel NOW).
VALIANT, Saga, Manhattan Projects, Locke & Key, Hawkeye, Young Avengers.
No company has ever cared about the "greater scheme of things".... huh Wacker?
That doesn't sound like what Warren was saying.
Go drink more Kool-aid Steve, you sound like you almost believe your own shit. The fact that you (and Marvel) have copped this attitude is a big problem and also the perfect reason for the existence of VALIANT.
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Very much looking forward to ASM 700 next week. Whatever Slott does is gold as far as I'm concerned. And I hope the ending pisses me off a bit. Who wants to read vanilla comics (aside from crazy fanboys)? I'm avoiding spoilers like a madman.
I re-read #600 yesterday in preparation and man, was that book awesome!
If you notice in that interview, Warren says that sales haven't influenced story yet. If you read that CBR interview carefully, there are some concerning snippets in there. Particularly one of Atom! Freeman's comments (I think it was).
I'm loving Valiant, but the negativity around it (whether attacking or defending) gets old. VEI has always taken the high road. Can't the fans?
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Pull List Saga, Invincible, Walking Dead, Chew, Peter Panzerfaust, Superior Spidey, Animal Man, Aquaman, Harbinger, X-O Manowar
Most definitely. I don't read too many Valiant titles but the ones I do read are very well-done.
Here's my pull list
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