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CCL Podcast #373 – The Valiant Masters

Valiant Masters: Bloodshot Vol. 1 HC - Blood Of The Machine
Valiant Masters: Bloodshot Vol. 1 HC – Blood Of The Machine

Collected Comics Library Podcast #373
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If you listened to last week’s show then you’ll know I have started my annual “Adopt A Character” excursion. I picked two things for 2014: The classic Valiant comic books and Namor, The Sub-Mariner.
This week I go over the first four volumes of the Valiant Masters, which can be compared to the the Marvel Masterworks or the DC Archives. The first four volumes are as follows:

Valiant Masters: Bloodshot Vol. 1 HC – Blood Of The Machine
Collects Bloodshot (1994) #1-8 and featuring an all-new, never – before-seen story by the original creative team of Kevin VanHook and Don Perlin, $24.99, Oct. 24, 2012

Valiant Masters: Ninjak Vol. 1 – Black Water HC
Collects Ninjak (1994) #1-6, #0, and #00 and featuring special, rarely seen sketches and process art from the Valiant vault, $24.99, Feb. 27, 2013

Valiant Masters: Shadowman Vol. 1 – Spirits Within HC
Collects Shadowman (1992) #0, 1-7 and material from Darque Passages (1994) #1, $24.99, June 5, 2013

Valiant Masters: Rai Vol. 1 – From Honor To Strength HC
Collects Rai (1992) #1-8, $24.99, Dec 18, 2013

Valiant has also announced:

Valiant Masters: Eternal Warrior Vol. 1 – The Fist And Steel HC
Collects Eternal Warrior (1992) #1-7, Archer & Armstrong (1992)/Eternal Warrior (1992) #8, $24.99

…but has been postponed with no date set…and the just solicited:

Valiant Masters: H.A.R.D. Corps Vol. 1 – Search And Destroy HC
Collects HARBINGER (1992) #10-11 and H.A.R.D. CORPS (1993) #1-6, $39.99, April 16, 2014

That’s a lot to go over, but I do manage to sneak in some Fantagraphics and Dark Horse collected editions news and a bit on the Marvel Cinematic Universe coming to Netflix.

Chris

Next week: yep, you guessed it: Namor! Imperius Rex!

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CCL Podcast #371 – This Year’s Changes

Grant Morrison’s Zenith Book 1 Tygers
Grant Morrison’s Zenith Book 1 Tygers

Collected Comics Library Podcast #371
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You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Yep, it’s time for more changes.
You may have read a few days back that I’m doing away with the Release Schedule portion.
Well, I’ve accepted all the bribes and it’s not going away, but It will be modified to better adhere t my own schedule. More on that in the podcast.

Today, is a bit of catch-up since I haven’t talked to you in so long. So I have a bit of old news regarding IDW, Craig Yoe and Alice in Wonderland; Grant Morrison and his unwanted Zenith reprint and Dylan Horrocks’ Incomplete Works and that it might, just might, get published here in the US.
I also have some updates on the official IDW T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents forum including comics.org, the Valiant Master series and an update on my pending EC Archives: Dark Horse vs. Gemstone comparison video.

Chris

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