Rai, Harbinger, X-o Manowar – Reflecting on the The Classic Valiant Comics O.G.’s

In a recent post about Toyo Harada I talked about the order of Valiant character appearances in the original Valiant universe from the early 1990s. I thought about it some and decided to piece together three reviews I did of first three original (post-Magnus and Solar) Valiant properties in their initial arcs as titles. Please note that these are several years old so some of the references might not be up to date and I’m not a good writer now, so you can imagine how I was then. These cover the two hardcovers that the current Valiant owner released of the classic material, Harbinger: The Beginning and X-o Manowar: Birth, along with the classic first Tpb of Rai from the ’90s.

The first page of Harbinger #1 is a splash page, the backdrop is mundane: a traffic jam, trees, a helicopter hovering above, this is the real world, the
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6 Wacky Marvel Comics Crossovers

Over the years, Marvel has done a ton of crossover comics, one of the most recent was The Avengers and Attack on Titan. It was short, but it was really freakin' cool. Affter doing a little research I came across six Marvel crossover comics that were ridiculous. The comic book publisher sure has some doozies over the years. Most of them offer some good, fun entertainment, while others simply sucked. Check out the list below:

Eminem/Punisher - Kill You

In 2009, Frank Castle and Marshall Mathers team up after the Punisher kills a bunch of Eminem’s bodyguards over a misunderstanding. After a concert, Punisher stops the limo from leaving so Slim-Shady and his entourage get out angrily to make him get out of the way. So what does Punisher do? He just automatically opens fire, killing many of them. After Eminem pistol whips Punisher, and an assassin named Barracuda
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Valiant Reveals Upcoming ‘Signature Series’ Variant Covers

The hard-working team at Valiant Comics have released three new variant covers for their upcoming ‘Signature Series’ of titles due to be released in October which have been exclusively revealed on MTV Geek. The ‘Signature Series’ will see new variant art grace the cover of each of Valiant’s top-tier titles, including “Bloodshot”, “Harbinger”, “Shadowman” and “Eternal Warrior” – each one being illustrated by the original artists from the 1990s-era Valiant team. This impressive team includes artists Bob Hall (Shadowman), Sean Chen (Harbinger), Mark Moretti (Eternal Warrior), and Sal Velluto (Bloodshot).

Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani explained the significance of the upcoming covers.

“Valiant is incredibly fortunate to have worked with a long list of incredible talents in its 25 year history, and their work is something that we continue to celebrate to this day. As both fans and creators, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the moment when some
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Comic Book Checklist: April 3rd, 2013

by Brett White

Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.

Of particular note this week has to be the trio of Iron Man collections designed to get new readers up to speed in time for "Iron Man 3" and the start of new stories in "Action Comics," "Indestructible Hulk" and "Thanos Rising."

2013 Movies

("Iron Man 3" "Man of Steel" "The Wolverine" "Kick-Ass 2" "Thor: The Dark World")

» Action Comics #19

Written by Andy Diggle, art by Tony S. Daniel & Batt

» Adventures Of Superman: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez hardcover

Written by Gerry Conway, Martin Pasko, David Michelinie, Len Wein, & Elliot Maggin, art by José Luis García-López & Various

» Iron Man Vol.1: Believe hardcover

Written by Kieron Gillen, art by
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Galaxy Guide #7: Who Is Drax The Destroyer?

Continuing our series of profiles of the characters who will star in the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy" feature film, this week we’re going to examine one of Marvel’s most enduring cosmic heroes, the relentless engine of destruction known as Drax The Destroyer.

Drax was created by writer/artist Jim Starlin in 1973’s Iron Man #55, the same issue that would introduce the death-worshipping villain Thanos, whose bid for godhood continued in the pages of Starlin’s epic run on Captain Marvel.

As revealed in Captain Marvel #31, Drax had once been been real estate agent Arthur Douglas, who while travelling with his family down a deserted Nevada highway had the misfortune of encountering one of Thanos’ scouting ships. Determined not to have his presence on Earth revealed until he was ready to unfold his plan, Thanos fired on the Douglas’ family car, killing Douglas and his wife, although their daughter escaped the wreckage,
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Flesh and Blood Graphic Novel Volume 2 Cover Art Unveiled

Famed horror artist Dan Brereton provided the monster action for the cover of Volume 2 of Flesh and Blood, the acclaimed horror graphic novel series from Monsterverse, and of course we have a look at it right here!

From the Press Release:

Vampires, a werewolf, and Baron Frankenstein collide in the second book of the award-winning graphic novel series from Monsterverse, Flesh and Blood. Superbly written by Robert Tinnell and illustrated with eerie elegance by Neil Vokes, Book Two is colored with a master's passion by Matt Webb. If you thought the first volume rocked the world of horror comic books and graphic novels, you will not be able to put down the second book, which has more dark intrigue, heart-stopping action, epic adventure, sensual eroticism, and shocking twists than ever before!

It also includes two back-up features - Operation: Satan by Tinnell and artist Bob Hall and the new Frankenstein by Tinnell and Adrian Salmon.
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DC Comics November Solicitations

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Once again, a look into the future, with some very interesting looks at the past, including the reprinting of a comic that was never released in America in the first place, the infamous Elseworlds 80 Page Giant that was pulped because of concerns about Superman’s babysitter.

And of course, a whole lot of #3 issues, which is traditionally the issue where Spider-Man guest stars.

Shall we? Surely!

As usual, spoilers may lurk beyond this point.

Justice League #3

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

1:25 Variant cover by Greg Capullo

1:200 B&W Variant cover by Jim Lee

On sale November 16 • 40 pg, Fc, $3.99 Us • Rated T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 Us

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee continue to make history as they unleash the amazing Amazon,
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Hero Initiative membership drive

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A press release from the Hero Initiative:

The Hero Initiative announced today that annual memberships for the organization are now available for purchase. There are four levels of membership: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Excelsior!

A Bronze membership costs $29 and includes: a personalized membership card (which will arrive approximately 4-5 weeks after you sign up), a quarterly newsletter and a Hero Initiative sketch card from a randomly selected artist. Artists include Mike Bencic, Dan Brereton, Dick Giordano, Bob Hall, Dan Jurgens, Mike Mayhew, George Pérez, Joe Quesada, John Romita Sr., Dave Simons, Jim Valentino, Carly Wagner, Bob Wiacek, Richard Zajac and more!

A Silver membership costs $99 and includes: all of the Bronze perks, plus a Hero Initiative T-shirt (your choice of Dawn or Hero Hand), a copy of the Marvel Then and Now DVD and a copy of The Unusual Suspects graphic novel.

A Gold membership costs $250 and includes: all of the Silver perks,
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