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Posted by k4tzm4n (49107 posts) 1 year, 2 months ago

Poll: Comic Book Question of the Week VOTING: Favorite Valiant Book (153 votes)

Archer & Armstrong 12%
Bloodshot 12%
Harbinger 25%
Shadowman 9%
Quantum and Woody 17%
X-O Manowar 26%

The Big Two are pretty busy with new big events and all that, so we thought we'd give the other publishers some love over the next few weeks in this segment. Week after week, we're going to ask you what your favorite book from various publishers are (Marvel and DC aside, of course). This way, you can happily cheerlead for your favorite title and tell the world why it's worth their money. And, if you're not reading anything from the publisher, reading the posts could serve as a great way to see if anything grabs your interest and -- dare I say it -- tempt you to pick up something totally new! The Big Two have a plethora of books we love, but there's plenty of other fantastic titles out there just waiting to be read as well. Hopefully, this will motivate some of you out there to step outside your comfort zone just a wee bit and jump into something new.

This week, we're diving into a publisher many of us here at Comic Vine adore a good deal: Valiant. The publisher has been gradually expanding since its reboot in 2012, already having their first big event (HARBINGER WARS) and are bringing two new titles our way (ETERNAL WARRIOR and UNITY). But we're wondering what's your favorite title from Valiant? Cast your vote and share in the comments below why the title earned your admiration.

#1 Posted by Cap10nate (2453 posts) - - Show Bio

That's like asking which of your children that you prefer. Love them all, but if I had to rank them now, it'd be

  1. Harbinger
  2. X-O Manowar
  3. Bloodshot
  4. Shadowman

Quantum and Woody is too early to judge but it has been good so far.

I have not picked up A&A yet but plan on doing so shortly. I will be following Eternal Warrior and Unity from launch though.

My DC pulls have suffered greatly because of the excellent work the creators at Valiant have been releasing.

#2 Edited by Dernman (15250 posts) - - Show Bio

Harbinger by a long shot.

#3 Edited by blkson (785 posts) - - Show Bio

Archer & Armstrong for me

#4 Edited by TDK_1997 (14985 posts) - - Show Bio

Bloodshot is the best!

#5 Posted by Mucklefluga (2589 posts) - - Show Bio

QUANTUM & WOODYYYYYYYY !!!

#6 Edited by dondave (38533 posts) - - Show Bio

Harbinger

Archer & Armstrong

Quantum and Woody

Bloodshot

#7 Posted by tensor (4652 posts) - - Show Bio

Man i wish i could pick two.For me X-O And Harbinger

#8 Edited by Nahuel (391 posts) - - Show Bio

Quantum & Woody FTW!!!

#9 Posted by MichaelSacal (38 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted for X-O Manowar, but if I could vote for more than one I'd have also voted for Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger, and Shadowman.

#10 Edited by jwalser3 (5171 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not kidding when I say that love all of the Valiant books. They're all action packed and fun to read. Having interesting characters and stories along with great art. Valiant is seriously, IMO , next to DC and Marvel.

#11 Posted by AllStarSuperman (22218 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't read any. But if I did it would be xo man of war or eternal warrior.

#12 Posted by MoeLuv65 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Although I had to choose one, I love each title. I am able to buy this and my Marvel, Image and D.C. because of the 40% discount I receive from www.dcbservice.com. Although I get my books once a month, it affords me the opportunity to get as many books as possible with my limited, self-imposed allowance.

#13 Posted by Yaciuk (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Shadowman is a bit disappointing, but every other Valiant title is gold! I picked Archer & Armstrong. The story is great, it's paced really well, and stitches together enough crazy conspiracy theories to be a real wild ride! The art is fantastic as well!

#14 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6360 posts) - - Show Bio

Haven't read any.

#15 Posted by hatchleader (1 posts) - - Show Bio

What a horrid question. If i have to choose it would be:

1: Harbinger

2: Archer and Armstrong

3: Bloodshot

4: XO Manowar

5: Shadowman

Can't comment on quantum and woody as i haven't read any yet... waiting for the TPB.

#16 Posted by JamesKM716 (1992 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Harbinger, easily, a fantastic read.

2. Bloodshot, simple but well done.

3. XO Manowar, I honestly don't like this series. I've read like 9 issues and jsut don't like it.

4. Shadowman. Meh.

#17 Edited by SWagner017 (78 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm really diggin' X-O Manowar! Quantum & Woody would be my runner up but it is a little too early for me to call it my favorite. Looking forward to Unity!

#18 Posted by TommytheHitman (3310 posts) - - Show Bio

Quantum and Woody followed by X-O Manowar! Both are freaking awesome!

#19 Posted by Mark_RoseHFX (4 posts) - - Show Bio

HARBINGER. but they're all good

#20 Posted by thesleuth (55 posts) - - Show Bio

Harbinger, followed by A&A ,Bloodshot and Quantum and Woody.

#21 Edited by CheeseSticks (2533 posts) - - Show Bio

Harbinger by far for me. Harbinger Wars was perfect

#22 Edited by jkingman (2 posts) - - Show Bio

25 years of collecting mostly Marvel and DC, I've dropped all titles from those companies, because they aren't telling quality stories like Valiant! Harbinger is my favorite, amazing characters and intense storytelling. Archer and Armstrong is second, great humor and interesting conspiracies. All the books are great and can't wait for more!

#23 Posted by Hawkguy (579 posts) - - Show Bio

So many good books, I can't wait for the next ones. God I love this company. Manowar got my vote

#24 Posted by DecoyElite (4019 posts) - - Show Bio

Harbinger is probably the best book Valiant has to offer....that said X-O Manowar is still my favorite.

Dat action is just too good.

#25 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (33922 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Harbinger
  2. XO-Manowar
  3. Bloodshot
  4. Archer & Armstrong
  5. Shadowman
  6. Quantum and Woody

Harbinger is by far the best book but I'm honestly not being hyperbolic when I say all the books are brilliant, they really are. If one of the books catches your eye and you think you'll like it just jump on in, there really isn't a bad book amongst them.

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#26 Posted by SWagner017 (78 posts) - - Show Bio

I think a Ninjak title would be pretty awesome. We'll get more of him in Unity, but stand alone would be pretty cool too. Any thoughts?

#27 Posted by Onemoreposter (4069 posts) - - Show Bio

QUANTUM AND WOODY. Though I admit I haven't even started the new series. I loved the old series.

#28 Posted by k4tzm4n (49107 posts) - - Show Bio

I think a Ninjak title would be pretty awesome. We'll get more of him in Unity, but stand alone would be pretty cool too. Any thoughts?

My thoughts: no one in their right mind would disagree :D

#29 Posted by DecoyElite (4019 posts) - - Show Bio

I think a Ninjak title would be pretty awesome. We'll get more of him in Unity, but stand alone would be pretty cool too. Any thoughts?

Agreed. Ninjak is awesome and he's got a very loner feel to him so a team book doesn't quite fit him in my opinion. Although I'm sure Unity will still be good.

#30 Posted by SWagner017 (78 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

@swagner017 said:

I think a Ninjak title would be pretty awesome. We'll get more of him in Unity, but stand alone would be pretty cool too. Any thoughts?

My thoughts: no one in their right mind would disagree :D

Now we just have to get Valiant to make it so!

#32 Posted by SWagner017 (78 posts) - - Show Bio

@decoyelite:

@swagner017 said:

I think a Ninjak title would be pretty awesome. We'll get more of him in Unity, but stand alone would be pretty cool too. Any thoughts?

Agreed. Ninjak is awesome and he's got a very loner feel to him so a team book doesn't quite fit him in my opinion. Although I'm sure Unity will still be good.

Yeah he does seem a little out of place because of his loner tendencies, but could make for some interesting stories where Ninjak has his own agenda...the long con sort of thing.

#33 Edited by DecoyElite (4019 posts) - - Show Bio

@swagner017: That'll probably be the case. He is a spy after all.

#34 Posted by seaforeex (1 posts) - - Show Bio

@cap10nate: I agree w/ your list order, except you haven't read Archer & Armstrong yet. It rates right by X-O Manowar, awesome writing!

#35 Posted by Xwraith (19378 posts) - - Show Bio

I vote X-O Manowar, solely because it's the only one I'm reading.

But I do plan on picking up Unity. And Ninjak, whenever that happens.

#36 Posted by kriminal (649 posts) - - Show Bio

never tried valiant. maybe one day, but right now I a not looking it add titles, much less a universe another universe

#37 Edited by MaccyD (4517 posts) - - Show Bio
#38 Posted by DecoyElite (4019 posts) - - Show Bio

@maccyd: I'm sure they are and I'm sure it will be awesome.

#39 Posted by DecoyElite (4019 posts) - - Show Bio

@kriminal said:

never tried valiant. maybe one day, but right now I a not looking it add titles, much less a universe another universe

You could always buy the trades, they're pretty well priced IMO.

#40 Edited by k4tzm4n (49107 posts) - - Show Bio

@maccyd said:

@k4tzm4n: @swagner017: @decoyelite: Swore I heard that Valiant were planning a Ninjak ongoing, no?

I was incorrect about that one back then. Their FCBD issue had a splash page of Ninjak with a name tag, but it's my understanding that was just their way of promoting the character. Apologies. In due time, though? I wouldn't be surprised.

#41 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33922 posts) - - Show Bio
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#42 Edited by CaptainHoopla (1109 posts) - - Show Bio

There are tough questions and then there are TOUGH questions. This is a loaded TOUGH question. All their titles are very good. I voted X-O as favorite, but if Quantum and Woody can maintain the level of humor in the first two issues, I think it will become my favorite.

#43 Edited by Extremis (3361 posts) - - Show Bio

How about some love for posters on here who already started a thread like this a while back? Where was your love then? :p

Anyway, my answer is the same as before: X-O, baby. V-ditti has created a sprawling sci fi epic that spans the centuries with our hero, Aric of Dacia. And the main artist on the title, Cary Nord, is truly a man among boys. His work is just spectacular. It's also the flagship title of the Valiant universe.

They're all good, with X-O, Harby, Quantum & Woody, and the first 10 issues of Bloodshot being great. These ones I've just mentioned can go toe to toe with any comic from the big 2, they're that good and you better believe it. Valiant is going to continue to take comic readers by storm with Unity. Love Valiant. My favorite publisher by far.

#44 Posted by Extremis (3361 posts) - - Show Bio

@onemoreposter: bah! That's a poor excuse. Go out and pick up one of the many Valiant issues out there. There's digital comics now so there's no excuse not to give it a try.

Go on then, what are you waiting for?!

#45 Edited by k4tzm4n (49107 posts) - - Show Bio
#46 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Shadowman started out interesting, but quickly lost steam. I can't really get into X-O, to be honest. The title that I do really enjoy is Bloodshot though, a little uneven at times, but always entertaining. Looking forward to Unity.

#47 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Far too hard a question, man! I enjoy them all!

#48 Edited by Extremis (3361 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: yours wasn't a poll

But I guess you don't get to the top of comicvine without being a bit of a cock :p

Seriously though, good work promoting Valiant! Just trying to get some love for the foot soldiers.

#49 Posted by nappystr8 (1126 posts) - - Show Bio

Quantum and Woody for sure. It's probably the most fun I have with any book that I read.

I thought Shadowman started out really strongly, but it quickly started to drop in quality. and the Darque thing has been going on way too long.

#50 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (33922 posts) - - Show Bio

Easily book for book one of the best publishers out there

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