S.F. Jude Terror wrote:All the reviews and talk about how great Valiant's comics have been haven't gotten me nearly as interested in checking them out as this trailer. It's fantastic!
If you haven't already, do check them out. They're the guys doing the reboot thing right. And they have a legit reason for it.
The only book I'd advise you to stay away from is Shadowman, which is a pale shadow...excuse that...of its original incarnation. They ignore Jack in favor of a rather generic and boring Shadowman, when Jack was always the attraction, they give him a who cares supporting cast, and ignore New Orleans as a character in the story, like it was in the original.
XO is fine, even brilliant at times, capturing Aric pretty damn well, and at one point introducing a very intriguing Ninjak back to the Valiant-verse.
Archer and Armstrong is mostly good, though a bit hit and miss at times.
Harbinger is well, pretty much the Harbinger of old. Harada is still a great villain, more complex than most, and Sting, (Peter, rarely called Sting so far), is still a bit of a dick.
Bloodshot is getting better after a bit of a rocky start.
Eternal Warrior's first issue was very nice.
Quantum and Woody supplies the Giffenesque funny that missing from DC, (Archer and Armstrong is another "funny" book, played a bit less for outright humor. Honestly, Quantum and Woody reads more than a bit like the mostly forgotten Giffen gem The Heckler, or to a lesser extent his related series Vext.
Introducing the titles infrequently and one at a time allows people to hop on far more easily IMO than with DC's 52 issues at once.
And of course there's the wait for other titles like Ninjak, Rai, Armorines, Dr. Mirage, and hopefully replacements for Magnus and Solar among others.
Basically, they've done well, much better than Daniel Bryan. I'd rate them at least an A-...
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