REVIEW: Divinity #2

(Valiant Entertainment, 2015)

Writer: Matt Kindt
Art: Trevor Hairsine
Inks: Ryan Winnen
Colorist: David Barron

The most startling Valiant debut of 2015 continues in Divinity #2 (of 4), with the arrival of a new divine being as his powerful influence on the world takes effect. Continue reading

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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: ‘Rai’ #1

(Valiant Entertainment, 2014)

Written by Matt Kindt
Art by Clayton Crain
Letters by Dave Panphear

The tech bug was one that didn’t bite me.  I never had a need to know how things worked, never had that wonder when looking at a computer as to how the words I typed showed on the screen.  Facebook and Twitter are a constant mystery to me.  This bewilderment with technology also seems to have extended to my interests in reading 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” #3

(Valiant Entertainment, 2013)

Review by Cory Thrall

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

I’ve seen this title being referred to as a “buddy cop” type pf story, only with costumes and super powers, and this is fairly accurate.  You have all of the right fixtures – the strong, more experienced hero matched with the loose cannon crazy guy – all tipped in a thick coating of humor, science fiction, and mystery. 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

REVIEW: “Harbinger” #10

(Valiant Entertainment, 2013)

Reviewed by Cory Thrall

WRITER: Joshua Dysart
ARTISTS: Matthew Clark, Alvaro Martinez, Dimi Macheras
INKS: Stefano Gaudiano
COLOR ART: Ian Hannin

Pete Stanchek has had quite the life thus far.  One of three people ever to be born as an activated Psiot, and the most powerful one of his generation, this has caused him all kinds of trouble.  His powers can be a gift just as much as they can be a burden.  His story throughout this series has been a darkly sad and highly emotional (for both the characters and the reader) ride, and one that has found him and his companions in one problem and disaster after another. Continue reading