Out of My Mind: Is DEAD DROP dropping the ball?

Out of My Mind: Is DEAD DROP dropping the ball?

As promised in my recent post, Reshaping Valiant Central, moving forward, this post marks the return of the site to slightly more long form, opinionated posts providing analysis of the Valiant universe we all know and love with a column I like to call, Out of My Mind. For the return post, I wanted to ..

Out of My Mind: Why Moving Beyond Comics Makes Sense for Valiant

Out of My Mind: Why Moving Beyond Comics Makes Sense for Valiant

Rumors began circulating about a major Sunday announcement early last week, and as you are all by now aware, Valiant Entertainment received a huge investment from DMG this past Sunday. DMG is a Chinese company which has invested in very successful movie franchises in the past including Iron Man, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean, and ..

Out of My Mind: The Future of Valiant’s Mini-Series: Part 2

Out of My Mind: The Future of Valiant’s Mini-Series: Part 2

In Part 1 of this post, I looked at why the mini-series format was generally unsuccessful on an industry level, yet discussed the reasons why Valiant seems to defy this logic and continue publishing this format. For Part 2, I’m particularly interested in Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and Dr. Mirage, and why I feel that the ..

Out of My Mind: The Future of Valiant’s Mini-Series: Part 1

Out of My Mind: The Future of Valiant’s Mini-Series: Part 1

With the exception of high-profile “events,” the mini-series format in comics is becoming rarer and rarer. Retailer Brian Hibbs penned a column wherein he detailed the problems related to mini-series’ from a retailer’s standpoint (although many of them would seemingly extend to publishers as well). It’s an excellent article that you really ought to read; ..

Out of My Mind: Looking at Valiant’s January 2015 solicits

Out of My Mind: Looking at Valiant’s January 2015 solicits

With all the new books being announced recently, it got me thinking about what Valiant could have in store for 2015. The solicitations for January will probably be announced this week or next, so let’s take a look at what could be for the new year! The Death Defying Dr. Mirage #5 – this is ..

Out of My Mind: Why I Read Valiant and You Should, Too: Part 2

Out of My Mind: Why I Read Valiant and You Should, Too: Part 2

Yesterday, I gave a little bit of my comics origin story and began discussing why I am so passionate about reading Valiant books. If you haven’t read part 1, make sure you read it here to get some context before reading part 2. It’s happening right outside your window Well not in the literal sense ..

Out of My Mind: Why I Read Valiant, and Why You Should, Too: Part 1

Out of My Mind: Why I Read Valiant, and Why You Should, Too: Part 1

Welcome to a new edition of Out of My Mind, a column in which I pick a topic of interest relating to the Valiant universe and write about it. Since starting this site a few months ago, I’ve spent a good deal of time on social networks and at a few local comic shops talking ..

Out of My Mind: Looking at Valiant’s December schedule

Out of My Mind: Looking at Valiant’s December schedule

We only just received the November solicits, but it got me thinking – what could Valiant have in store for December? Looking at the November books, most of the December lineup is easily filled in by ongoings and miniseries that have already been announced. Look below and you’ll see that 8 of the 9 monthly ..

Out of My Mind: What is Really Happening in RAI? Part 1

Out of My Mind: What is Really Happening in RAI? Part 1

Ever since Rai first hit shelves this past April, I have been intrigued by the world that Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain have created. Set in the year 4001, Rai has been part murder mystery, part origin tale, and all kinds of awesome. In this week’s Out of My Mind, I will be discussing just ..

Out of My Mind: The Future of Shadowman

Out of My Mind: The Future of Shadowman

The events of Shadowman: End Times have received all kinds of comments both from fans and haters of the character and the series, and with good reason. For many readers of old school Valiant – and even those who are somewhat new to the characters – End Times seems to have destroyed what many loved ..