Valiant Effort 052: Battle for New Japan

Today’s episode of Valiant Effort is brought to you by the letters STP and DMX. In this installment we take a look at the second Rai trade. We talk exploding cereal, Jonah and the Whale, and wet voice acting. Also, Nick has very strong opinions on roman numerals and who he thinks Father is. It’s the commentary you crave and it’s in your headphones now!

Valiant Effort 052: Battle for New Japan

Rai Vol. 2 TPB, cover by Clayton Crain

(Cover art by Clayton Crain.)


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:

Valiant Effort 049: Days of Steel

The Eternal Warrior has been sent on a cryptic mission by the Geomancer leading him to say “That’s so Raven!” Now centuries later Nick and Josh discuss the third Eternal Warrior trade: Days of Steel. Why can’t the Geomancer be more specific? Is the pen truly mightier than the sword? Why is everyone getting cut in the face? Thanks fo listening!

Valiant Effort 049: Days of Steel

Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel Vol. 1 TPB, cover by Bryan Hitch

(Cover art by Bryan Hitch.)

Episode 20: Sword of the Wild

It’s time for the episode Nick’s been waiting for since the beginning of the series, it’s time to talk about the Eternal Warrior! Will Nick like it or hate it? Do we believe in destiny? Is the Earth really alive? And what’s the deal with all these houses? Find out now with our focus on the second immortal brother from Valiant Comics.

Episode 20: Sword of the Wild

(Cover art by Clayton Crain.)

Episode 9: The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior

Hi everybody! We’ve almost made it to double digits. But before that we talk some Eternal Warrior. In this, the ninth episode of Valiant Effort, we discuss Archer & Armstrong Volume 2: The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior! ┬áSo who is Gilad and why is he so angry? What are the powers of the Geomancer? What’s Jaunty’s cousin doing in this book? All this plus our longest Easter Egg segment to date. Don’t miss it!

Episode 9: The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior


(Cover by Emanuela Lupacchino.)