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    I am thinking about getting into Valiant comics and was wondering how "new reader friendly" they are. Will I need to do a lot of back issue reading or will I be okay just jumping in? Thanks in advance for any info and/or suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFerg714 View Post
    Dude me neither. It's been really sad getting a lot of info on Whedon's projects (which have largely fell to the back of my mind), and getting absolutely nothing from Valiant. I was hoping for one or two fairly big announcements. Like Dysart's next project, the future of 4001/Rai, or maybe the next arc for Faith to wash out the bad taste of the #5 announcement,
    To be fair, we do know what's coming up into the fall. Just surprised we haven't heard more about post-4001 (event, not year...but, come on, realistically it's gotta be 4002 by now), especially considering these guys love to shout things from the rooftops.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsey View Post
    I am thinking about getting into Valiant comics and was wondering how "new reader friendly" they are. Will I need to do a lot of back issue reading or will I be okay just jumping in? Thanks in advance for any info and/or suggestions.
    I will let others give you the new readers guide because they're much better at it. But I'd say you should probably not jump right in cold. The first volumes of each series are $10, and each of the launch titles (X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong) give a different flavor to the universe. You should prob look up which interests you most and take a chance on that one. (Although there are a couple new series starting over the summer that will spin off Harbinger, so if you want to follow along month-to-month, that may be the one to start with.)

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    This weekend I read ANALOG MAN and it was a fun future romp, nothing more. Just a segue to BLOODSHOT ISLAND, really. But seeds were still sowed. Possibilities projected. My intelligence wasn't insulted. And the artwork was lush. I also dig the continued peppering of characters in the books. The Bloodshot book contained Ninjak, Shadowman, Shadowmen, and X-O police. The last Ninjak volume DEADSIDE had Punk Mambo and Shadowman. The next Ninjak volume FIST & STEEL guest stars The Eternal Warrior. Fun stuff.

    I also read UNITY #0. A flashback to the first UNITY squad during WWI, UNIT-Y. Great art by Cary Nord. More of an Eternal Warrior story but fun stuff. Valiant continues to hit my spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsey View Post
    I am thinking about getting into Valiant comics and was wondering how "new reader friendly" they are. Will I need to do a lot of back issue reading or will I be okay just jumping in? Thanks in advance for any info and/or suggestions.
    Hey welcome to the Valiant boards.

    They make it a point to be new reader friendly whether it's jumping into a crossover/event or a new storyline. My opinion is to recommend starting from the beginning and seeing as how the books are only a few years old, they not nearly as daunting as anything from the Big 2. Of course that's just me and there have been plenty of newer fans that have been leap frogging around the different series and haven't felt lost. You're good either way.

    Are you interested in Valiant as a whole or has a specific character/book caught your eye?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinggirlfriend View Post
    This weekend I read ANALOG MAN and it was a fun future romp, nothing more. Just a segue to BLOODSHOT ISLAND, really. But seeds were still sowed. Possibilities projected. My intelligence wasn't insulted. And the artwork was lush. I also dig the continued peppering of characters in the books. The Bloodshot book contained Ninjak, Shadowman, Shadowmen, and X-O police. The last Ninjak volume DEADSIDE had Punk Mambo and Shadowman. The next Ninjak volume FIST & STEEL guest stars The Eternal Warrior. Fun stuff.

    I also read UNITY #0. A flashback to the first UNITY squad during WWI, UNIT-Y. Great art by Cary Nord. More of an Eternal Warrior story but fun stuff. Valiant continues to hit my spots.
    Have you gotten to your Armor Hunters yet? Venditti was top form and of course Braithwaite's art was superb. Both X-O and Livewire shined in that story.

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    I read the first 2 issues of ARMOR HUNTERS then some real life drama happened and I got derailed. I want to give it it's proper do so I read ANALOG MAN since it's mostly action and fluff. Awesome fluff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsey View Post
    I am thinking about getting into Valiant comics and was wondering how "new reader friendly" they are. Will I need to do a lot of back issue reading or will I be okay just jumping in? Thanks in advance for any info and/or suggestions.
    Hey Lindsey. We all love new readers. A lot depends on what you are interested in? Hard and serious, violent, or light and funny? Some books are very easy to pick up and some are not.

    Faith just released the first issue of the new series and collected editions of Dr. Mirage are easily had at a good price. You could pick up Ninjak at the start of any story arc and fall into it without much problem. Bloodshot Reborn would be a series to pick up from the start simply based on how good an action comic story it has been. Something like Imperium however is deep with political overtones and outright Machiavellian plotting and you would need to go back to Harbinger Wars collected, followed by Omegas, and then into the series to see how the madness came about. The events for Valiant comics are some of the best in the industry and each one is easy to pick up and read on its own. It's like they make them as a jumping on point. Harbinger Wars and Armor Hunters in particular are fantastic and should make the big two blush. I am not the guy to ask on Archer and Armstrong, Quantum and Woody, or X-O Man of War.
    My Monthly Pulls - DC: Awaiting Rebirth of Hellblazer & Deathstroke. Marvel: Moon Knight. Missing Magneto. Valiant: Taking my beer and smoke money since 2014 because they publish the best comicbooks. Currently pulling Bloodshot Reborn, Ninjak, Imperium (Woe), Unity, RAI, 4001 AD and modeling my imaginary life after Toyo Harada. Why aren't you reading Valiant too!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinggirlfriend View Post
    I read the first 2 issues of ARMOR HUNTERS then some real life drama happened and I got derailed. I want to give it it's proper do so I read ANALOG MAN since it's mostly action and fluff. Awesome fluff.
    Oh that sucks, I hope everything's alright.

    I hope when you do start it, not to leave out the X-O issues. They flesh out the Armor Hunters and it really adds depth to the whole event.

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