Valiant Effort 047: The Return of Quantum & Woody

Hey everybody and welcome to another episode of Valiant Effort. In this installment we have a special guest: Sean from the Only the Valiant Podcast. His goal: to help Josh understand what Q2 is all about. Can he do that? Tune in to find out!

Valiant Effort 047: The Return of Quantum & Woody

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(Cover art by MD Bright.)


Valiant Effort 046: The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage

We’re back from Nick’s wedding and it’s time to talk about a love story. No, not Nick’s marriage! It’s time to talk Dr. Mirage! Does Valiant succeed in telling a believable love story? What is Deadside? And what happens to you when you die? All this and more on our return! It’s Dia de los Muertos, the day we talk to our dead loved ones, and there’s absolutely no better book to discuss!

Valiant Effort 046: The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage


(Cover art by Travel Foreman.)

Valiant Effort 045: Enter: Armorines

Enter: Nick and Josh for another jam-packed episode of Valiant Effort. This time we’re talking about the 8th XO Manowar trade. Josh wants a world without politics, Nick wants a world with an Armorines Saturday morning cartoon, and Nick and Josh both want a world where they can do math. So put on your thinking caps and get ready for a tiny Nick and Josh to whisper another episode right in your ear.

Valiant Effort 045: Enter: Armorines

Also, Nick is about to be married! After this episode we’ll be going on a short break for bachelor parties, weddings and honeymoons. We’ll return soon. Meanwhile you can send Nick your best wishes and keep the conversation going by emailing us at and on twitter @vepodcast!

(Cover artist Raul Allen.)

Valiant Effort Interacts 012: The Music of Shadowman

Howdy Valiant Ones! In this episode we’re going to take a look at the music featured in the original Shadowman series. Jazz, blues and rock and roll are now coming at you on your hit station: Valiant Effort.

Valiant Effort Interacts 012: The Music of Shadowman


(Cover artists Bob Hall.)

Episode 44: The United

What does Valiant Comics, Queen Latifah and a small town in the middle of nowhere Maine have in common? U-N-I-T-Y. In this episode we take a look at volume 4 of Valiant’s Avengers as they square off against The United. Topics include: Growing up, super-heroes standing trial, and the concept of the Pacifist Hero. Also, way more information than you ever needed to know about the 1918 World Series.

Episode 44: The United

We had some audio issues with this episode, stay tuned to the very end to find out the hilarious reason why. In the meantime, thanks for listening, and we promise the sound quality that you’re used to hearing will return on our next installment.


(Cover art by Lewis LaRosa.)

Valiant Effort Interacts 011: My Dad’s First Convention

I took my Dad to his first convention and he actually had fun. We do a recap of the Secret Wars and The Spirit panels he went to, and we also talk about Charlton Comics a bit. Also included some dos and don’ts of conventioningĀ and a bunch of Jim Shooter talk who was at the convention. Remember, you’re never too old to go to your first comic convention and have a great time!

Valiant Effort Interacts 011: My Dad’s First Convention


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.)