Valiant Effort 050: The Valiant

Holy cow! We’ve made it to our 50th regular episode, and this time we’re talking about the critically acclaimed mini-series The Valiant. We talk about the creepy Mr. Flay, Gilad’s scars and the deaths of women in comics. If you haven’t read this story yet make sure you do before listening to this, and if you’ve already read it, read it again. Seriously! You won’t regret it.

On a personal note, it has been a blast for us recording these fifty episodes and we really appreciate you listening along with us. Here’s to fifty more!

Valiant Effort 050: The Valiant

The Valiant Vol. 1 TPB, cover by Paolo Rivera

(Cover art by Paolo Rivera.)

And to get you excited about the story:


Episode 43: The Delinquents

Forget Armor Hunters, this is the crossover event you’ve been waiting, (…or maybe not) Archer & Armstrong and Quantum & Woody join forces to fight corporate farming! Tune in to listen to Josh struggle to talk intelligently about Monsanto when he really doesn’t know what he’s talking about, and Nick just struggles to read the book. It’s The Delinquents!

In the Valiant Effort Podcast,
It’s a land that’s fair and bright,
The podcasts grow on bushes
And a new episode every night.
The earphones all are playin’
And the sun shines every day
I’m bound to go
To the best show
Where the edits are small
And the conversations flow
In the Valiant Effort Podcast.

Episode 43: The Delinquents

The Delinquents Vol. 1 TPB, cover by Paolo Rivera

(Cover art by Paolo Rivera.)

Episode 41: American Wasteland

It’s time to read the conclusion to Fred Van Lente’s run on Archer & Armstrong! In this episode we talk about celebrity worship, conspiracy theories, and we find out who Archer’s parents are. Plus we discuss our views on the series as a whole and the longest easter egg section to date!

Episode 41: American Wasteland

Also, we did put our childhood movie trailer online. You can find it by scrolling down. Reach out to us on twitter @vepodcast or email us at Thanks for listening!

(Cover art by Michael Walsh.)

Episode 27: Mission: Improbable

Good morning, Valiant listeners…. Your mission… should you choose to accept it, is to listen to the latest episode of the Valiant Effort Podcast, where we discuss the fifth Archer & Armstrong trade.  As always, should you or any member of your IM Force be caught or killed, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self destruct in five seconds.

Episode 27: Mission: Improbable

(Cover art by Tom Fowler.)


Episode 22: Sect Civil War

Will the Sect Civil War lead to internal conflict between Nick and Josh? Why can’t Archer just get along with Armstrong? How do the emoticons change of the Black Bloc’s faces? Has Nick ever been drunk before? Why do I keep asking questions? … Well, how come you don’t know? Are you ready to listen to our take on the fourth Archer & Armstrong trade? …Well then how come you haven’t pressed play yet?

Episode 22: Sect Civil War

(Cover art by Clayton Henry.)

Valiant Effort Interacts Episode 4: Further Reading at NYCC

It’s Valiant Effort’s New York Comic-Con wrap-up.  Listen to interviews with Matt Kindt (Unity, Rai), Randall Bills (Catalyst Game Labs), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) and Dinesh Shamdasani.  The future of Valiant is strong and some of it’s secrets are exposed in this episode.

Valiant Effort Interacts Episode 4: Further Reading

Episode 16: Far Faraway

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from a secret place
After a tiny slip.

The immortal was a drinking man,
The young one brave and sure.
Four travelers entered the Faraway
One was eaten by a dinosaur.

A great adventure then took place,
But what would be the cost,
After what Archer saw that day
His innocence would be lost, his innocence would be lost.

All lost things set ground on the shores of this place
With Archer
& Armstrong too,
The General and his aliens,
The time traveler
The pilot and Mary-Maria,
Here in the Faraway.

Episode 16: Far Faraway

far farawy

(Cover art by Pere Perez.)