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 40: Armor Hunters, Part V

This is it! The final chapter of Armor Hunters. This time we’ll check in and see what the Generation Zero kids were up to during the world changing event. Also, a couple of Renegades may get peppered in there as well. If you’re ready for an in-depth conversation on text boxes this is the podcast for you. We also talk about the morality of making weapons of mass destruction and we talk about whether fate is real or not. But mostly text boxes. This episode we also wrap up our thoughts on Armor Hunters as a whole. Thanks for listening!

Episode 40: Armor Hunters, Part V

(Cover art by Lewis LaRosa and Brian Reber.)

Episode 39: Armor Hunters, Part IV

It’s Bloodshot’s turn in our Armor Hunters Summerfest! This episode we discuss what the Nanite Crusader was up to while the Armor Hunters were destroying the planet. Tangents in this episode include discussions on Lilt’s character design, euthanasia (sorry for the heavy topic), and elbow macaroni (not as heavy a topic). Also in this episode Nick holds his first chromium cover.

Episode 39: Armor Hunters, Part IV

Lastly, this is your final opportunity to see the trailer to the movie Nick and I made when we were in High School. The movie is bad and so is the trailer and you know you want to see it. Just a couple of more iTunes reviews and we’ll post it here!

Armor Hunters: Bloodshot Vol. 1 TPB, cover by Phillip Tan

(Cover art by Philip Tan with Romulo Fajardo.)

Episode 38: Armor Hunters, Part III

It’s our third episode covering Valiant’s Summerfest! Do we have Armor Hunters fatigue? Absolutely not! In this episode we discuss the seventh X-O Manowar trade, or the trade that should truly be called Prelude to Armor Hunters. Topics include: our theories on the armor’s origins, the importance of friendship, and how we really, really, want the Armor Hunters to be an ongoing series.

Please note: we recorded this episode before the X-O Manowar 25th Anniversary Special came out. Tune in to see if our theories about the armor and the Vine are right or wrong!

Episode 38: Armor Hunters, Part III

And don’t forget our iTunes reviews for a trailer! You have until the end of June. Thanks for listening!

(Cover art by Clayton Crain.)

Episode 37: Armor Hunters, Part II

It’s part two of our Summerfest Extravaganza! In this episode we talk about the third Unity trade which also ties into Armor Hunters. We talk about what we like and don’t like out of Unity so far and we also discuss how well this story fits in with the overall story of Armor Hunters!

Episode 37: Armor Hunters, Part II

Also, remember to tweet your #VagueNews fake spoilers at Nick’s twitter handle @loungefly02!

And lastly, you’re running out of time! Your intrepid hosts, Nick and Josh, made a movie in High School. Do you want to see the trailer to that (awful) movie? Five new itunes reviews by the end of June will lead to our forever embarrassment. So get reviewing world or the trailer goes back in the vault!

Unity Vol 3 Armor Hunters TP

(Cover art by Mico Suayan.)

Episode 36: Armor Hunters, Part I

The HUGE Armor Hunters Event 2014 is finally being covered by us and it’s so exciting Nick fell asleep while recording the episode. And if you think I’m joking, tune-in to find out why and try not to laugh too much at the poor guy. In this episode we talk about whether or not Aric has really changed, teeth pulling and Arnold action lines. Also, Nick has no idea how many episodes it’s going to take to fully cover Armor Hunters, but the ground floor is here.

Episode 36: Armor Hunter, Part I

One more thing: your intrepid hosts, Nick and Josh, made a movie in High School. Do you want to see the trailer to that (awful) movie? Five new itunes reviews by the end of June will lead to our forever embarrassment. So get reviewing world or the trailer goes back in the vault!

(Cover art by Jorge Molina.)

Episode 31: Prelude to Armor Hunters

Technical difficulties aside, we’re here to bring you another episode of Valiant Effort. This time we talk about XO Manowar Volume 6: Prelude to Armor Hunters. Topics of conversation this time include, sound in space, how excited we are for Armor Hunters, and how we’re not excited for the next episode. Thanks for listening!

Episode 31: Prelude to Armor Hunters

(Cover art by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic.)