valiantman

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  1. But, it's just an ugly barcode, right?

    probably not in most cases, unless you feel like collecting them just for the hell of it. Yep, those would be undercopies until you get better ones just to keep from having holes in the collection.
  2. Have we already mentioned that this movie should show us what's so impressive about making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs?
  3. Copper's Heating/Selling Well on Ebay

    CGC 9.8 Magnus #12? Already happened. Why did you pick Magnus #12? Valiant doesn't own Magnus or Turok (first Valiant appearance in #12). Magnus #12 would be unchanged by whatever is happening in Valiant. If you're going to be snarky, pick the right book goodyblueshoes.
  4. Now i feel even worse ! Yep, I didn't want you missing out on the despair that the first post in this topic intended.
  5. Copper's Heating/Selling Well on Ebay

    Uhhh, Valiant is still less than 1% market share in the comics world, so yeah, Vin Diesel ($7billion lifetime box office gross) would be big news for Valiant. As I said on another board, when a company has less than 1% market share, the actors in their movies probably shouldn't have more experience than Iowa community theater. Multiply that by seven billion.
  6. If you had kept 35 packs of 1986 Fleer Basketball unopened and untouched, they'd be worth about $25K to $50K. https://www.ebay.com/itm/112687668140
  7. I have been continuously surprised by what should have been the peak of Valiant success. There was almost no one who believed that Valiant (2012) would rival the original Valiant in terms of storytelling or artwork, and especially not in terms of longevity. Now we have 2012 to 2018 for Valiant which actually outlasted the original Valiant from 1991 to 1996. That wasn't supposed to happen. The artwork and storytelling has been top notch, with many fans preferring the current to the original versions of characters. That wasn't supposed to happen. Live-action Valiant stories were a pipe dream, but there's a completed 60-minute action story about to be released as a web series. That wasn't supposed to happen. Valiant getting their properties licensed by Sony wasn't supposed to happen. Valiant getting $110,000,000+ investment from DMG wasn't supposed to happen. Valiant announcing an actor as big as Vin Diesel starring in their first feature movie wasn't supposed to happen. None of this was supposed to happen. Since the internet is what it is, there are plenty who are "unimpressed" at each step along the way... but I've been constantly surprised by the heights that a dead universe that people barely remember has reached in the hands of a few fans who became the creative and executive team for Valiant. We're talking about actors who should have said "I'm not bothering with a company that tiny" saying "yes, that would be cool, let's do it." It will all end someday. Valiant isn't a household name, and even characters like Gamora are bigger names than anything Valiant has to offer... but it keeps on going. I won't be surprised when it ends, but I've genuinely been surprised by the incredible streak of wins.
  8. Did you really just compare Cerebus to Spider-man? Wow. -J. I'd say he compared the first appearance of a character which inspired a genre to the 2,458th appearance of Spider-man disguised as variants which are only famous for being famous. He compared a hall of fame actor to the Kardashians.
  9. If the old phrase "beggars can't be choosers" applies to comic book companies with under 1% market share, I'd say a Top 10 worldwide movie grossing star is way more than they should have been able to get. https://www.the-numbers.com/box-office-star-records/worldwide/lifetime-acting/top-grossing-leading-stars
  10. Vin Diesel? https://www.thewrap.com/vin-diesel-sony-bloodshot/
  11. Current Valiant stories for Bloodshot are for Ray Garrison, not for Angelo Mortalli. The "mafia hit" stories were left in the 1990s. Ray Garrison is the latest in a line of nearly-dead soldiers wounded in battle who have been revived by military research into healing blood/nanites. Every ethnicity has spot in the Bloodshot lineage since World War I.
  12. That's really incredible when you think about it. Here's Valiant in the comic industry: Marvel 34.29% DC 33.71% Image 8.07% IDW 4.04% Dynamite 2.20% Dark Horse 2.08% Boom 2.06% Viz 1.34% Titan 1.31% Oni 1.23% Random House 0.87% Valiant 0.73% ... and here's Vin Diesel in terms of box office results: Rank Name Worldwide Box Office Movies Average 1 Johnny Depp $9,550,460,472 46 $207,618,706 2 Tom Hanks $9,444,156,573 46 $205,307,752 3 Robert Downey, Jr. $9,318,396,985 40 $232,959,925 4 Emma Watson $9,092,218,924 14 $649,444,209 5 Scarlett Johansson $8,759,025,162 24 $364,959,382 6 Tom Cruise $8,631,610,627 38 $227,147,648 7 Daniel Radcliffe $8,231,732,124 18 $457,318,451 8 Rupert Grint $7,741,371,659 13 $595,490,128 9 Samuel L. Jackson $7,663,039,669 53 $144,585,654 10 Vin Diesel $7,610,015,899 17 $447,647,994 (lower on the list you'll find Harrison Ford, The Rock, Leo DiCaprio, Will Smith, Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Ah-nold, Keanu, Ryan Reynolds...) So, a comic company under 1% market share got a Top 10 star for Bloodshot? Ummm, ok. I guess that works.
  13. Copper's Heating/Selling Well on Ebay

    It was more than 24 hours... but it was probably bigger news than anyone expected: https://www.thewrap.com/vin-diesel-sony-bloodshot/