The Best Valiant Series of 2014
Amy’s Favorite Series: Harbinger
Consistently good storytelling and the most relatable characters make Harbinger my pick. This year has been poignant as the main storyline wrapped up. We have witnessed the loss of a team member and the aftermath of the renegade’s campaign against Harada.
Honorable Mentions: Archer & Armstrong; Rai
Martin’s Favorite Series: X-O Manowar
X-O Manowar continues to be, without a doubt, one of the most important tent poles of the Valiant universe. Not only is Aric a great character, but the events of this book have had major repercussions on the rest of the Valiant universe (Unity, Dr. Silk, Armor Hunters) and will continue to do so for years to come. Robert Venditti has done an outstanding job on this book since issue one making this not only my best book of 2014, but with the introduction of the Armorines and upcoming Dead Hand arcs, also probably my pick for next year (and the year after, and the year after, and the year after).
Honorable Mentions: Harbinger; Archer & Armstrong; Rai
Paul’s Favorite Series: X-O Manowar
Between X-O’s involvement with the beginning of the Unity series and launching the Armor Hunters event, the title had the biggest impact on the Valiant Universe and never got lost in the shuffle of the events that were going on. Venditti, Dysart, and Kindt became my three favorite writers this year because of these books, but you can’t deny the impact that X-O Manowar has had.
Honorable Mentions: Harbinger/Harbinger Omegas; Unity
Scott’s Favorite Series: X-O Manowar
I’ll freely concede some of this to bias, but in its third year, X-O Manowar continues to be one of the most reliable and enjoyable titles on the market.
Honorable Mentions: Archer & Armstrong; Harbinger