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Valiant Central Podcast
133 minutes | Jul 23, 2015
Ep. 28: Dragonslayers Anonymous
Get ready for an action-packed show filled with nerdy discussion as this week, Paul and Martin are joined by friend of the show Pedro Soto, and Mike Myers and Chris Campbell from the Valiant Podcast to talk comics. We kick off with a little Book of Death talk, as everyone shares their positive stories of how the book's launch and reaction went at their local shops, the state of the comic industry, and why Diamond can't seem to get their stuff together. We also talk a little Archie, Secret Six and Justice League, and finally let Mike chime in on one of the most underrated fantasy movies of all time, Dragonslayer. Also we wonder, why is Pedro hiding in the closet? Tune in to find out! Be sure to check out Mike and Chris (along with friend of the show Darrell Taylor) on the Valiant Podcast. If you want to get in touch with us, find us on Twitter, or email us directly at email@example.com
84 minutes | Jul 17, 2015
Ep 27: Death to All the Things
Welcome to another episode of the Valiant Central Podcast! In this episode, we are once again joined by our good friend Joshua Eves from the Valiant Effort and Ivar's Longbox podcasts to discuss the first issues of both Book of Death and Legends of the Geomancer. Be forewarned, if you haven't yet read those issues, there will be major spoilers again, but we hope that our discussion will help you understand the books a little more. Additionally, be sure to check out the Annotated Book of Death #1 over at All-Comic.com for further in-depth analysis of the book. If you'd like to contact us, find us all on Twitter, or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
73 minutes | Jul 12, 2015
Ep 26: Wrath of the Eternal Fan
We usually release new episodes on Friday but we wanted to wait until San Diego Comic Con 2015 to see if Valiant had any juicy announcements...and they kind of did. This week, Paul and Martin are joined by Brett Simon from the Talking Valiant podcast! First, we talk about James Asmus taking over writing duties in Unity with issues #23 and #24 and discuss what this could mean for the future of Unity and whether it means the book is headed towards cancellation. Then, we get into a heated discussion abou retailer incentives. It seems that Valiant is pretty happy with how the Book of Death sales went and would like to offer more retailer incentives in the future. We don't have any details yet, but we spend a good bit of time talking about whether we would buy yet another retailer incentive, whether it's fair to fans, and Martin goes on a bit of a rant about how mad these shenanigans are making him. Be sure to check out Valiant Database to get tons of info on EVERY Valiant comic. We'll be back on Friday!
30 minutes | Jul 2, 2015
Episode 25: #ValiantSummit 2015
Yes, we're back on schedule and we couldn't be more excited. Valiant had it's first ever Valiant Summit as they live streamed a panel through the Periscope app. There were some great new announcements including a whole slew of new One Dollar Debuts, Valiant's plans for X-O Manowar beyond issue 50, a new Dr. Mirage and Eternal Warrior book, and more. Paul and Martin sit and discuss the announcements and what their implications are for fans. If you weren't able to catch the live stream, you can probably still find it by downloading Periscope and finding Valiant Comics, or follow the links at All-Comic below.
113 minutes | Jun 18, 2015
Episode 24: Podcasting is boring, we like to partycast
Be forewarned - Paul and I return to a solo episode of the podcast with a pain killer and liquor infused discussion that is not to be missed! We talk a little bit about our move to All-Comic, discuss Valiant sales numbers for May 2015, and a bit on the September solicitations. As we get into a discussion of X-O Manowar and Dead Drop, we look at some of what Marvel and DC are doing with their characters and discuss whether long-running characters should simply be allowed to die and replaced or if their stories should just keep getting rehashed to appease the fans. As part of our discussion, we mentioned this terrific piece, Market Maven - Is the Wicked and the Divine in Trouble?, by Kieron Gillen.
65 minutes | Jun 4, 2015
Episode 23: Valiant International
Martin returns from a one week hiatus and is joined by Paul and site contributor Scott Beattie to have an in depth discussion about the state of Valiant at home and abroad, what it's like to be a Valiant fan overseas, our love/hate relationship with Shadowman and more!
43 minutes | May 28, 2015
Episode 22: United Efforts
This week, Martin takes the week off and Paul takes the reins with special guest Joshua Eves from the Valiant Effort podcast to discuss the classic Valiant event - Unity!
86 minutes | May 21, 2015
Episode 21: August solicitations, Aprils sales, and more!
This week on the Valiant Central Podcast, we're joined by Valiant superfan and friend of the show, Pedro Soto, to talk solicitations, sales numbers, and more!
35 minutes | May 14, 2015
Episode 20: Two dudes and their comics
This week we dial things back just a bit and talk about our love of comics, Rai #0, and the implications of Valiant selling out of both Dead Drop #1 and multiple printings of Divinity.
73 minutes | May 7, 2015
Episode 19: Our FCBD experiences, Valiant teases, and more
In this episode we discussed our experiences from Free Comic Book Day, the Valiant 25th Anniversary FCBD 2015 special, a little more Book of Death talk, what the virus in Dead Drop could be, and more!
149 minutes | Apr 30, 2015
Episode 18: Unity 2015, welcome to Battleworld
Turning 18 is kind of a big deal in some cultures so this week, we have our biggest episode yet as the entire Valiant Podcast crew (Darrell, Chris, and Mike) joins us to discuss retailer incentives, time travel, and...well you'll have to listen to find out! Welcome to Battleworld, it's about to get heated!
65 minutes | Apr 23, 2015
Episode 17: July 2015 solicitations...and more!
In this episode we discuss the July 2015 solicitations and whether Legends of Geomancer retailer incentive book is fair to fans.
27 minutes | Apr 21, 2015
Episode 16: Bloodshot/Harbinger movie news discussion
The latest round of movie news and we were so excited, we couldn't wait to record a new episode!
51 minutes | Apr 16, 2015
Episode 15: A very Valiant market
This week we're joined by Ross Kearney who has worked for years on the retail side of comics and now works for a high-end auction house to discuss the increased interest of Valiant in the speculator market, and more!
81 minutes | Apr 9, 2015
Episode 14: The Book of Geomancer, The Book of Death
Now that The Valiant is over, we wanted to take a look back at the series as a whole with a discussion on the Immortal Enemy, the path of the Geomancer, and whether Gilad's plan is really the best for the future of the Valiant universe. We also delve into the evolution of the events of The Valiant to the just announced Book of Death. We recorded this episode before the full announcement of The Book of Death came out so we jumped into a breaking news session at the end of the episode and discuss the details of the announcement - oh yeah, we're excited!
52 minutes | Apr 2, 2015
Episode 13: Valiant panel, SC Comicon 2015
We're taking the week off from recording to bring you this very special panel from this year's SC Comicon. In attendance were Robert Venditti, Brian Reber, Lewis LaRosa and Atom Freeman.
132 minutes | Mar 26, 2015
Episode 12: For the love of comics w. Darrell Taylor
For our twelfth episode we have a massive podcast convergence (err...ok, wrong publisher) as Mr. Darrell Taylor from the Valiant Podcast, and the Taylor Network of Podcasts joins Paul and I on a very special episode of the Valiant Central Podcast! In this episode, we discuss the history of the Valiant Podcast and Darrell's network, and dive into some of our favorite Valiant moments. We also learn about what it's like to be really passionate about something you love, especially when it comes to comics. This episode is a long one (and may have some profanity), but we had a blast.
95 minutes | Mar 19, 2015
Episode 11: Valiant talk with Joshua Dysart
In this episode, we welcome site contributor and Valiant superfan Amy Okamoto, along with Harbinger and Imperium writer Joshua Dysart!
62 minutes | Mar 12, 2015
Ep. 10: The Evolution of Harbinger
This week, Paul and I are joined by Chris from the VCR podcast, and Tyler from All-Comic.com to discuss the evolution of Harbinger into what has become Imperium. We take particular interest in the relationship between Harada, Peter, and the Bleeding Monk, and how this trio has shaped those around him, and themselves - and of course, there was Sunlight on Snow talk. If you haven't read Harbinger or aren't up to date on Imperium, this should be a great primer you, and older fans may find some food for thought. Next week, we will be talking to Joshua Dysart himself about these books so it starts here!
53 minutes | Mar 5, 2015
Episode 9: It's all about the characters
In episode 9 of the podcast, I am joined by Brett Simon from the Talking Valiant podcast and we cover the spectrum of Valiant books and discuss the blurred lines between Valiant heroes and villains. We also speculate a bit about the future of Unity, Shadowman and the Valiant universe, and talk a little bit about how to get new readers to read Valiant books.
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