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You love Valiant Comics, and so do we. We present two shows in our network. ONLY THE VALIANT (OTV) is the flagship show, released monthly, covering any and all topics related to Valiant Comics and Entertainment. VALIANT COMICS REVIEW (VCR) is a weekly show taking a precision look at the new Valiant Comics on the shelves every week.

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You love Valiant Comics, and so do we. We present two shows in our network. ONLY THE VALIANT (OTV) is the flagship show, released monthly, covering any and all topics related to Valiant Comics and Entertainment. VALIANT COMICS REVIEW (VCR) is a weekly show taking a precision look at the new Valiant Comics on the shelves every week.

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The best valiant podcast around

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You guys make my morning and evening drive a little better. Get well soon elveen!

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66 Ratings
Average Ratings
56
5
1
3
1

Hands down

By rezman333 - Apr 16 2017
Read more
The best valiant podcast around

The one and only

By PossumGrease - Jul 28 2015
Read more
You guys make my morning and evening drive a little better. Get well soon elveen!

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Rank #1: VCR 244: April 1, 2020 | Bloodshot Movie Review

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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!

Apr 01 2020

45mins

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Rank #2: VCR Zero: Express Yourself with Joshua Dysart

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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.

Aug 24 2019

2hr 4mins

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Rank #3: VCR 213: July 17, 2019 | Life and Death of Toyo Harada #5

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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.

Jul 17 2019

45mins

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Rank #4: OTV 167: Robert Venditti - The Complete X-O Manowar Discussion, Part 1

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Modern Myth Maker Robert Venditt joins us to set the record straight on X-O Manowar, as we discuss the entire run of X-O Manowar. In this episode, we discuss the first three arcs: By The Sword, Enter Ninjak, and Planet Death.

Oct 27 2014

50mins

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Rank #5: VCR February 24, 2016 | Faith #2, Bloodshot Reborn #11

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The waters of discussion are warm this week, so join us as VCR plunges into reviews of Bloodshot Reborn #11 & Faith #2! The post-apocalyptic Valiant future tale continues to thunder onward in an epic tidal wave of fun in Bloodshot, while Faith's adventures carry on in a very endearing serial storytelling style.

These books are each very different in tone but equally rewarding reads, and they even share the same pair of character appearances, which gives us much to debate in this episode. Is it all really happening or is it a fantasy/dream? Tune in to find out what we think!

Spoiler Alert!We will be talking about all of the story points of these books without holding back, so you have been warned! Read the books before listening.

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Feb 24 2016

43mins

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Rank #6: VCR January 27, 2016 | Faith #1, Bloodshot Reborn #10

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Valiant Comics Review turns 50!

We celebrate by doing what we always do, review this week's new Valiant Comics. This week Faith flies into comic shops with her very own first issue, and Bloodshot hops to the future for Analog Man.

Spoiler alert! We have read the comics, and we assume you have too. Read the books first if you don't want to be spoiled.

Jan 27 2016

43mins

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Rank #7: VCR October 4 2017 | Shadowman Rae Sremmurd #1

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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.

Oct 05 2017

18mins

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Rank #8: VCR 199: March 20, 2019 | Incursion #2, X-O Manowar #25

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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!

Mar 21 2019

31mins

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Rank #9: VCR 201: April 10, 2019 | Livewire #5, Life and Death of Toyo Harada #2

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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!

Apr 11 2019

39mins

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Rank #10: VCR 243: March 25, 2020 | X-O Manowar #1, Quantum & Woody #3

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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!

Mar 25 2020

38mins

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Rank #11: VCR: April 8, 2015, Rai #8 and Imperium #3

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We discuss the new books out from Valiant Comics today, April 8, 2015. We've got two books that are traditionally favorites of the show, Rai #8 and Imperium #3.

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2:10 - Rai #8

25:44 - Imperium #3

52:55 - Wrap Up and Next Week Preview

As always, thank you for listening.

Apr 08 2015

55mins

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Rank #12: OTV 215: Momentum! Britannia! Secret Weapons!

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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.

May 29 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #13: OTV 175: Bloodshots and Tentpoles

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We finish up 2014 with two topics for your enjoyment! First up: Bloodshot #25. Is this issue a great cap to a great series, and a celebration of everything we love about Bloodshot? Or is it just confusing? Next up, we revisit our ongoing discussion about the tentpoles of the Valiant Universe, but this time, featuring your comments and feedback about who and what the tentpoles are, and what makes something a tentpole anyway?

Dec 28 2014

1hr 12mins

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Rank #14: OTV 181: Ivar Comma Timewalker

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The OTV crew puts the comma in Ivar, Timewalker, as we discuss time travel, grammar, Ice Pirates, olde english, extremely large numbers, Promethea, Doctor Who, H.A.R.D. Corps and other recent reads.

Feb 08 2015

1hr 4mins

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Rank #15: OTV 216: Quote-Unquote Shadowman

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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!

Jun 30 2017

1hr 35mins

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Rank #16: OTV 217: San Diego Con-Versations 2017

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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

Aug 01 2017

1hr 28mins

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Rank #17: VCR June 14, 2017 | Rai: History of the Valiant Universe #1

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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...?

Jun 14 2017

31mins

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Rank #18: OTV 163: Armor Hunters, Round 3

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We catch up on Valiant's mega-event and discuss Armor Hunters 2 and 3, and X-O Manowar 27 and 28.

Sep 30 2014

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Rank #19: VCR October 25, 2017 | Bloodshot Salvation #2, Eternity #1, X-O Manowar #8

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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!

Oct 26 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #20: VCR 148, January 3, 2018 | Secret Weapons #0

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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.

Jan 03 2018

36mins

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