Review: Britannia #1

(Valiant 2016)

Writer – Peter Milligan

Artist – Juan José Ryp

Color Artist – Jordie Bellaire

Letterer – Dave Sharpe

Introduction Art  – Raul Allen and Patricia Martin

Something is rotten in Britannia.  The Druids hold sway over the peasants even as Roman legionnaires enslave and kill them.  Nero sits on the throne, his vices ruling over him as he rules over Rome.  Continue reading

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Review: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong #1

(Valiant 2016)

Writer – Rafer Roberts

Penciler – David Lafuente

Inker – Ryan Winn

Colorist – Brian Reber

Letterer – Dave Lanphear

I’ve heard for years about how great Valiant comics are.  For a kid who grew up in the 80’s, and who learned to love comics “the Marvel way”, these books were always ones that I bypassed.  It wasn’t anything agains the books themselves, it was just a preconceived notion that big two books were better.  In later years, I found that there were other companies that were making good books, sometimes great books.  And now we’ve come to a time when the market share, though by no means equal, has begun to tip in the favor of indie books.  Continue reading

REVIEW: Imperium #1

(Valiant Entertainment, 2015)

Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Doug Braithwaite
Colors by Brian Reber and Dave McCaig
Letters by Dave Sharpe

Being from a small town, the comics that mainly found my dollar were from the big 2. Once I got older and actually started going to comics shops, it was hard to turn away from those familiar titles and characters, to take a chance on a company that I didn’t recognize, whose books looked so different from what I grew up on. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Unity’ #3

(Valiant Entertainment, 2014)

Review by Brad Gischia

Writer – Matt Kindt
Artist – Doug Braithwaite
Colors – Brain Reber
Letters – Dave Sharpe
Covers – Doug Braithwaite, Cary Nord and Travel Foreman w/ Len O’Grad

*Spoilers

When I hear the name Valiant Comics I am always reminded of the dollar bins of the 90’s, when there were so many overstocked titles that they were practically giving them away. I remember very little of the actual content of any of the Valiant books. That is all changing with Valiant’s recharged lineup and titles like Unity. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Harbinger’ #20

(Valiant Entertainment, 2014)

Written by Joshua Dysart
Artwork by Clayton Henry
Color Artwork by Brian Reber

Welcome to “Resistance”.  Leave your secrets at the door.

Over the course of its current run, ‘Harbinger’ has had a very strong ‘Us vs. Them’ vibe.  What began as a simple tale of the possible-hero/maybe-saviour escaping the hard confines of Toyo Harada’a teachings at his Harbinger Foundation has, over time, become so much more.  The vibe remains but it has focused Continue reading

Bag and Bored’s ‘Best of 2013’: CORY THRALL

BEST OF 2013
with Cory Thrall

When I started this crazy thing called Bag & Bored I was looking for something to kill some time and have some fun with.  Nothing big, no readership – just silly meanderings on whatever comics I had read that week.  Consider my surprise that here we are over a year later and with quite a cast of reviewers and writers on our team.  One of the major pay-offs with this site has been Continue reading

REVIEW: “Quantum and Woody” #1

(Valiant Comics, 2013)

Review by Brad Gischia

WRITTEN BY:  James Asmus
ARTWORK BY:  Tom Fowler
COLOR ARTWORK BY:  Jordie Bellaire

Greetings from the Wasteland!

*Here there be Spoilers.

When you consider the greatest super duos of all time, what names top your list?  Green Arrow and Green Lantern? The Green Hornet and Kato?  Batman and…anyone?  Add to that list Quantum and Woody, the newest release from writer James Asmus and Valiant Comics. Continue reading

REVIEW: “Harbinger” #11

(Valiant Entertainment, 2013)

Review by Jose Sagastume

WRITER:  Joshua Dysart
ARTISTS:  Khari Evans, Trevor Hairsine
INKER:  Stefano Gaudiano
COLOR ARTWORK:  Ian Hannin
LETTERING:  Rob Steen

Harbinger #11 is a continuation of the Harbinger Wars crossover event but is so masterfully written by Joshua Dysart that it doesn’t feel like a tie-in issue at all. Continue reading

REVIEW: “Shadowman” #6

(Valiant Entertainment, 2013)

Review by Jose Sagastume

WRITER:  Justin Jordan
ARTISTS: Patrick Zircher, Lee Garbett,
and Neil Edwards
COLOR ARTWORK: Brian Reber & Guy Major

Issue 6 of Shadowman starts off immediately where we last left of with Master Darque and Baron Samedi coming to an agreement; in exchange for power the aging and almost forgotten god must kill Shadowman. Meanwhile on Earth Shadowman and Alyssa stop a group that is kidnapping children and using their nightmares to create an expensive drug called Soma.  At the same time we find out that Dr. Mirage has come in search of Dox to deliver a warning, but is it too late? Continue reading