Much like BLOODSHOT #6, I have written extensively about this issue (READ HERE: http://valiantcentral.com/collectors-corner-ninjaks-first-appearance/) which features the first appearance of Ninjak in costume. Item Information. The history is that legendary artist BARRY WINDSOR SMITH faxed JIM SHOOTER a black page when asked for the cover art for this issue; and to one-up BWS, SHOOTER actually published it. Their bid the previous year to buy Marvel was narrowly beaten out by Ronald Perelman, and so the two creators instead brought in outside talent and launched their own interconnected line of comics, featuring their own original heroes alongside those the two had grown … Ivar later was featured in his own monthly series not long after, and even more recently in 2015, another monthly series. GET ONE! 140: “MASSIVE & Gay Manga w/Anne Ishii”. This was the first in the regular series, and it is important to note along with Rai, Shadowman was one of the earliest original VALIANT characters who has since appeared in video games, multiple volumes of SHADOWMAN, and is also expected to be featured in one of the first movie projects VALIANT will develop. Valiant Comics is an American publisher of comic books and related media. Thing is, a lot of the TPBs were pretty scarce, too and became collectable in their own right. Without question, X-O Manowar is one of VALIANT’s most well known characters, having existed for more than 20 years and three volumes of monthly series. 143: Winter News Special 2020! Even at a time when VALIANT books were in low demand, this book STOOD TALL! Shadowman later joined the line up to complete the re-launch of the new Valiant Universe. This book dominated the charts in 1993, and was the beginning of Ninjak who would go on to be one of the most recognizable characters in the VALIANT UNIVERSE. This was (rumored to be) the earliest Gold variant from Valiant (the other that often is credited with that title is the ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 Gold-Flat. IMAGE TO PUBLISH SCOTT SNYDER & TONY S. DANIEL’S DYSTOPIAN THRILLER NOCTERRA THIS MARCH. They are in good condition, but have been read and used. The story starts here. Hi all, I am a fan of Valiant from way back. Back to the 90s. Check Values | Have Yours Appraised. It features an all-black cover that makes ANY imperfection or flaw easily apparent. The rebirth included most of their most iconic heroes and villains, from X-O Manowar to Bloodshot to everyone in between. Corps (see HARBINGER #10 for the first appearance of the H.A.R.D. 40,000 copies were printed, and the demand has remained constant over the years. 1,171: Deadpool #1: 1/97: Marvel Comics: 33. Read our price guide to The most valuable comic books of Variant Comics. This was the first appearance of theHARBINGER KIDS (STING (PETER STANCHEK), KRIS, ZEPHYR, FLAMINGO, and TORQUE), and in 2006 was listed as the NUMBER-ONE MOST IMPORTANT COMIC BOOK of the 1990’s by the SEQUART ORGANIZATION. This books is very rare, and quite possibly will turn out to be one of the “Crown Jewels” for collector once they buy copies of HARBINGER #1 and then start looking for this AWESOME book. 80s 90s Comic Book Collection by Valiant Comics Eclipse Comics Impact Comics Eternity Comics Malibu Comics DC Comics RhymeswithDaughter 16 Great titles and comics. But there are also thousands less of these. When that time comes, THE WORLD WILL KNOW ABOUT X-O MANOWAR! This book was largely ignored for the past 20+ years, but it’s value has recently begun to show. The Shadow Man game from decades ago was released on multiple platforms and has now been remastered to do so again. Key Comics From 1990 The year 1992 saw the emergence of Image Comics onto the scene. This book has potential to be one of the most in-demand books on this list. 1,254: Harbinger #1: 1/92: Valiant: 29. As we enter the 1990’s, direct edition comics made up the vast majority sold, with estimates out there for newsstand rarity percentages of 15% by 1990 and 10-14% by 1999. When that happens, the world will know the name “Master Darque.”. Comic Book Newsstand Editions: Understanding The Difference, Some concluded Image was exclusively direct edition, 1999 decision by Marvel to “walk away” from the newsstand model, Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist, Rare CGC-recognized newsstand variant is confirmed to exist. Shadow, Master Darque, XO manowar, Magnus the Robot Fighter, Solar etc. Key Comics From 1990 [ just Marvel; just D.C.; just other ] Details about VINTAGE 90s VALIANT COMIC BOOK LOT (15) TUROK, DOCTOR MIRAGE, ARMORINES, ETC. Many copies have a split in the cover at the spine, which appears to be a common printing defect. TIME IS NOT ABSOLUTE! (The 1990’s), http://valiantcentral.com/collectors-corner-ninjaks-first-appearance/, http://valiantcentral.com/collectors-corner-bloodshots-first-appearance/, http://valiantcentral.com/collectors-corner-top-10-most-valuable-valiant-comics/, Kickin’ It Old School: Solar, Man of the Atom #12, Valiant Central Podcast: The Life And Times Of Joshua Dysart, Valiant Central Podcast: EXCLUSIVE: Talking Rai With Lysa Hawkins, Valiant Central Podcast: Talking The Visitor With Paul Levitz. The world just hasn’t figured it out yet, but they will…. They all come as pictured. BOTH versions command strong sales at the CGC/CBCS 9.8 level, but are NOT common books. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. Super-powered teenager Peter Stanchek is on a dangerous path. Demand for it has taken off recently. Valiant was a British boys adventure comics anthology which ran from 1962 to 1976. Somehow created in a partnership between KRAFT FOODS and VALIANT COMICS if you can believe it! It was published by IPC Magazines and was one of their major adventure titles throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. RAI #4 had only 38,000 copies printed. As a result, 5,000 copies of the Gold Embossed variant were distributed to dealers as a replacement for the Gold-flat variant. The first Valiant Universe began publishing in 1991 under Voyager Communications and was known as Valiant Comics. JUMP ON BOARD THE GALAXY’S GREATEST COMIC WITH 2000 AD PROG 2150! Both companies were comprised mainly of creators who had already been in the industry, with Image being founded by hot young artists and Valiant being the brainchild of comic book stalwarts like Jim Shooter. Signed CGC 9.8 copies are listed at #3 on my “Top Ten Most Valuable VALIANT Comics” list (READ HERE: http://valiantcentral.com/collectors-corner-top-10-most-valuable-valiant-comics/). He has appeared in video games, pulp fiction, fan fiction, and soon enough will have his shot on the silver screen with movies. So by ranking comics simply by the number of copies submitted to CGC — removing any judgment call or sales price information — I’d argue we can get to a pretty good list of important key comics! And another flaw is that some very-high-value comics simply didn’t have many copies printed — such rarities would naturally sort themselves off of the bottom of a list like this as well (an example that comes to mind is Spawn/The Savage Dragon #1 from 1996, the existence of which is an incredible circumstance… as a distinct title created as a newsstand exclusive and therefore carrying that ultra-low Image newsstand distribution rarity touched upon earlier). Graded and HIGH GRADE copies are in serious demand. Not many of these were printed (42,000) as it was a pre-unity book. The '90s was the era for independent comic book publishers to make it big, and there were no bigger names than Image and Valiant. Recently I've been on a re-reading kick. You have been warned. Valiant also … A couple are slightly wavy Many copies were mis-cut at the top of the cover, and those copies that were not often sell for a decent amount. Key Comics From 1999, [ Special Note: If you are not already in-the-know about the difference between newsstand and direct edition comics see the following: Comic Book Newsstand Editions: Understanding The Difference ]. Even by today’s standards it still reads well, and both could/should be enjoyed. first appearance of Colin King (AKA Ninjak), first appearance of theHARBINGER KIDS (STING (PETER STANCHEK), KRIS, ZEPHYR, FLAMINGO, and TORQUE). 1,251: Amazing Spider-Man #328: 1/90: Marvel Comics: 30. RAI #1 was the first issue in the regular series with 120,000 copies printed. With 85,000 copies printed, this featured the first appearance of Master Darque. 1 watched in last hour. This book should be collected at 9.8+ level. but it’s golden when you can get it in CGC/CBCS 9.8, and it is a must for any serious Shadowman collector. This book features a stunning wraparound cover showing both ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #8, as well as ETERNAL WARRIOR #8. 85,000 copies were printed, so a CGC/CBCS 9.8 is still possible to find. Skipping across the country in a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, Peter is quickly realizing that he’s a psionically-charged “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. I’ll try to break it down: MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #5-7 were the RAI mini-series. There have been several different versions of the Valiant Universe published by different companies and in different continuities. Corps); as well as appearances by pretty much everyone at that point in the VALIANT UNIVERSE! A Key-Book that is best collected at 9.8+ level. Key Comics From 1996 That’s it! Regardless, these still sell from from time to time for higher than you might expect. There are still more than a few fans though, that love the classic Valiant. 141: “Noir Caeser & Hanakotoba w/Jax Cottrell”, Manga Mavericks EP. Many copies have a tilted cover, and those copies that do not often sell for a decent amount. Divinity. I’ll Never Set Foot in That House Again!, Volume 1. NOTE: these books are fairly rare, and were listed in WIZARD Magazine’s TOP TEN lists for much of the early 1990’s. DC’s ‘The Flash’ Creative Team Announcement: Writer Jeremy Adams and Artist Brandon Peterson Run With The Flash! In 2012 Valiant re-launched their line of comics. one of the most important cornerstones of the VALIANT UNIVERSE. With 65,000 copies printed, this book should be collected at 9.8+ level. However, the original distribution methods are unknown. RAI #3 had only 38,000 copies printed. . With that caveat stated, without further ado, here is a list of 50 important comics from the 1990s. Recently, the market for HIGH GRADE raw copies and CGC/CBCS 9.8’s has exploded, with prices commanding TWO, THREE, and even FOUR times what they did not long ago. Meanwhile, high sale prices could just as easily be reflective of, say, a CGC 10 Gem Mint Signature Series copy signed by Stan Lee, versus reflective of the underlying comic being of any great importance. 142: “Kase-san and… a Podcast!”, Manga Mavericks EP. Key Comics From 1995 [ just Marvel; just D.C.; just other ] The Valiant Universe is a shared superhero universe originally created by Jim Shooter 's Valiant Comics in 1991. Judgment calls are great, but not necessarily comprehensive. . Can be collected in any grade; HIGH GRADE if you can somehow find one. Manga Mavericks EP. Key Comics From 1994 [ just Marvel; just D.C.; just other ] This list may not reflect recent changes (). Key Comics From 1993 [ just Marvel; just D.C.; just other ] VINTAGE 90s VALIANT COMIC BOOK LOT (15) TUROK, DOCTOR MIRAGE, ARMORINES, ETC. With Frank Millar cover art, this book followed UNITY #0 in the 18 Chapter Mega Crossover, UNITY. Harada is the antagonist of HARBINGER, or he is the hero of HARBINGER, depending on how you see it. So they unveiled the trade paperbacks. Price: US $13.00. The title went through a number of name changes and mergers, although always returning to its simpler one-word name. One surefire way to “tease out” a list of important comics is to consider how many copies have been sent in to CGC to be graded — the more important the comic, the more likely its owner will want to have it graded and slabbed, right? Valiant is on FIRE! , the first original character of the VALIANT UNIVERSE. This is arguably “the most significant story of early VALIANT”. My preference is to read things in release order, because that preserves flashback scenes. Geekery with Dante D. 8,591 views. Some concluded Image was exclusively direct edition, but as it turns out, under the mountain of direct edition copies they sold, there was also a small sliver of copies that were distributed on newsstands — 1% by one insider’s estimate. From shop RhymeswithDaughter. in the early 90s. The oldest book on this list, this was the first appearance of Rai, the first original character of the VALIANT UNIVERSE. Read our introduction for new readers to the Valiant Universe! In 2012, Valiant relaunched itself after nearly a decade’s hiatus. The majority of Valiant Comics may have been printed in huge numbers, so that they aren’t worth much on the open market, but the stories are good. This book as be VANISHING from any and all possible places it can be found! When the boom went bust, Valiant and its … Nothing is. This book goes hand-in-hand with BLOODSHOT #6, but it should be noted that it is less common. Pages in category "Valiant Comics titles" The following 28 pages are in this category, out of 28 total. Then a few weeks later, SHADOWMAN #1 appears, where we learn that Jack Bonface is the Shadowman. After reviewing 10 years of sales data THIS is the “TOP 10 MOST VALUABLE VALIANT COMICS.” Speaking with Valiant Fans founder and site owner, Greg Holland, who has tracked and recorded sales for over a decade; as well as several other well respected sellers and collectors to create this list. VERY FEW CGC/CBCS 9.8’s exist; or ever will exist. first appearance of the Harbinger Foundation. 100,000 copies were printed, which was actually quite low compared to most POST-UNITY VALIANT books. 80s 90s Comic Book Collection by Valiant Comics Eclipse Comics Impact Comics Eternity Comics Malibu Comics DC Comics RhymeswithDaughter RhymeswithDaughter. SMOTA #10 typically drives collectors CrAzY! Sure Image had flashier artwork, but I felt the Valiant stories and characters were better. This is a Key-Book, and one that can still be found at bargain prices. Key Comics From 1992 [ just Marvel; just D.C.; just other ] Of all the Rai issues produced, RAI #5 has proven historically to be the most valuable and most in-demand, selling usually for TWICE the value of what other issues of RAI typically do. 5,000 copies of the Gold-FLAT variant were printed, but 2,500 copies were mistakenly distributed as regular copies; and 1,000 of the 5,000 copies were (allegedly) destroyed by VALIANT during/after the mix-up. Harbinger #1. Now, Valiant is following up by re-exploring a popular character from the 90's, Shadow Man. Many copies have a split in the cover at the spine, which appears to be a common printing defect. It has the most visibly iconic and recognizable cover from the early VALIANT era, and is always in demand. I suspect it was A&A #0). There are many “top lists” out there covering important or “key” comics from the 1990s, but the ones I’ve seen are all either based upon individual judgment calls or the high sale prices observed in the marketplace. A Key-Book that is best collected at 9.8+ level, though there may be a market for 9.6’s as well. If you have the chance to buy a copy soon, DO IT! It can be collected in ANY GRADE, and CGC/CBCS 9.8’s can (and have) commanded prices in the $1,000’s! It featured the first full appearance of Bloodshot (see ETERNAL WARRIOR #4 for the first appearance of Bloodshot), the first appearance of the *NEW* Rai (who takes over in RAI #9), the first appearance of Solar the Destroyer, and the second appearance of the H.A.R.D. With 55,000 copies printed, this book features the first appearance of Gilad, The Eternal Warrior, and the first appearance of the Geomancer. THIS IS THE BOOK! In addition to chronicling issues 0-6 of the original X-O series, updating the colors and laying out the book on today's high gloss paper as opposed to the toilet paper of yore, Layton completes this saga with a brand new prequel tale showcasing the rise of the Spider-aliens, leader, Lydia. Jesse Izdepski (aka DBS) is a life-long comic book fan and original comic art collector. This book should be collected at 9.8+ level. In the 90s Valiant comics were very scarce particularly the earlier issues of all the core series. VH1 BLOODSHOT #0 (PLATINUM ERROR) CGC 9.8 The demand diminished after a while, but expect new interest in these books soon. This is the book is a cornerstone for VALIANT Collectors, both in significance and in value. ETERNAL WARRIOR #1: – Gold Embossed and Gold-Flat Variants. Most copies were NOT treated as well as they could have been, and the demand for this book is starting to really pick-up. Only 5,000 copies were released over 20 years ago. On average Valiant had between 40k and 70k prints per book. This was the first appearance of theHARBINGER KIDS (STING (PETER STANCHEK), KRIS, ZEPHYR, FLAMINGO, and TORQUE), and in 2006 was listed as the NUMBER-ONE MOST IMPORTANT COMIC BOOK of the 1990’s by the SEQUART ORGANIZATION. While the print run was quite large (410,000), it is still a Key-Book, and one that is best collected at 9.8+ level. The official home of Valiant Comics. Key Comics From 1999 [ just Marvel; just D.C.; just other ]. Amazing Spider-Man #667 Gabriele Dell'Otto variant. Key Comics From 1997 Key Comics From 1991 [ just Marvel; just D.C.; just other ] All rights reserved. HIGHLY condition sensitive and difficult to obtain in 9.8; to date 54 UNSIGNED copies have been graded in 9.8, while HUNDREDS have failed with grades of 9.6 or lower. DC’s ‘Nightwing’ Creative Team Announcement: Nightwing Returns in March 2021 — With Batgirl By His Side! Key Comics From 1997 [ just Marvel; just D.C.; just other ] Most comics from that period nowadays cost between $1 to $50. This is a book that like ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #8 and BLOODSHOT #6, it can still be found at bargain prices. If you aren’t going to recycle those boxes of Valiant comics from 1993 and 1994, pick a few out and read them. Preview: Something is Killing the Children #5, Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Vol. Signed CGC 9.8 copies are listed at #2 on my “Top Ten Most Valuable VALIANT Comics” list (READ HERE: http://valiantcentral.com/collectors-corner-top-10-most-valuable-valiant-comics/). Key Comics From 1995 By the end of 1992, industry trade magazine Wizard reported that seven of the ten best-selling comics of December were Valiant series. 1,136: X-Men #4: 1/92: Marvel Comics: 35. Key Comics From 1992 1,189: Witchblade #1: 11/95: Image/Top Cow: 31. [ I’ve also posted more lists of key comic books by year including other decades; special thanks goes to Greg Holland whose research website was the tool that made these pages possible to assemble ]. It’s classic art style depicting it’s characters is a pure and true to 1990′ VALIANT as it could possibly be, showing Archer, Armstrong, Gilad The Eternal Warrior, and the first appearance of  Ivar, Timewalker. 1,131: Uncanny X-Men … 10 SC, FAMILY TREE TRAILER DROPS FOR NEW HORROR SERIES BY JEFF LEMIRE & PHIL HESTER, YOU SHOULD BE READING: SEPTEMBER 25, 2019, SAGA: COMPENDIUM ONE SURPRISE DROPS IN STORES TOMORROW, Manga Mavericks On TV #01: “Central Park”, Doctor Who 11.01 “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”, Manga Mavericks @ Movies #41: “Tokyo Godfathers”, Manga Mavericks @ Movies: “Captain Marvel” (Patreon Peek), Manga Mavericks @ Movies #39: “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas”, Collector’s Corner: Valiant-Comics Hot-Picks! 48,000 copies were printed, but most are NOT in HIGH GRADE! I have written extensively about this issue (READ HERE: http://valiantcentral.com/collectors-corner-ninjaks-first-appearance/) which features the first appearance of Colin King (AKA Ninjak). Writer: Matt Kindt. Key Comics From 1994 It features the first appearance of Toyo Harada, and the first appearance of the Harbinger Foundation. It is the birth of the HARBINGERS, and of prehaps the main player of the series; one that continues to this very day. When Valiant Comics was founded in 1989 by Jim Shooter and Steven Massarsky, it was a venture that neither of them planned. In 1994, the company was sold to Acclaim Entertainment. By 1993 Valiant was so popular they exploded with printing books). The company started out in the 1990s, creating… The first appearance of Jack Bonface, who makes a cameo playing safe saxophone in a bar that Aric and Harada are having a meeting in. K-Mart will sell X-O underwear for kids, Toys R Us will sell X-O Lego set, and THIS BOOK will be expensive! They seemed deeper characters than the Image brands of the day. Valiant was one of those efforts, dating from an early-90s publishing boom that flooded comic stores with new costumed characters. One of Barry Windsor Smith most iconic covers of the early VALIANT era, the Red logo version of the regular cover had only 5,000 copies printed (while the Blue Logo had 250,000 copies printed, so think of it as 2% of the print run, or in other words a 1:50 incentive variant).

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