Last update: 2015-04-02

Episode 13: Valiant panel, SC Comicon 2015

We're taking the week off from recording to bring you this very special panel from this year's SC Comicon. In attendance were Robert Venditti, Brian Reber, Lewis LaRosa and Atom Freeman.…

Episode 12: For the love of comics w. Darrell Taylor

2015-03-26 Length: 2s
For our twelfth episode we have a massive podcast convergence (err...ok, wrong publisher) as Mr. Darrell Taylor from the Valiant Podcast, and the Taylor Network of Podcasts joins Paul and I on a very special episode of the Valiant Central Podcast! In this episode, we discuss the history of the Valiant Podcast and Darrell's network, and dive into some of our favorite Valiant moments. We also learn about what it's like to be really passionate about something you love, especially when it comes to comics. This episode is a long one (and may have some profanity), but we had a blast.…

Episode 11: Valiant talk with Joshua Dysart

2015-03-19 Length: 1s
In this episode, we welcome site contributor and Valiant superfan Amy Okamoto, along with Harbinger and Imperium writer Joshua Dysart!…

Ep. 10: The Evolution of Harbinger

2015-03-12 Length: 1s
This week, Paul and I are joined by Chris from the VCR podcast, and Tyler from to discuss the evolution of Harbinger into what has become Imperium. We take particular interest in the relationship between Harada, Peter, and the Bleeding Monk, and how this trio has shaped those around him, and themselves - and of course, there was Sunlight on Snow talk. If you haven't read Harbinger or aren't up to date on Imperium, this should be a great primer you, and older fans may find some food for thought. Next week, we will be talking to Joshua Dysart himself about these books so it starts here!…

Episode 9: It's all about the characters

In episode 9 of the podcast, I am joined by Brett Simon from the Talking Valiant podcast and we cover the spectrum of Valiant books and discuss the blurred lines between Valiant heroes and villains. We also speculate a bit about the future of Unity, Shadowman and the Valiant universe, and talk a little bit about how to get new readers to read Valiant books.…

Episode 8: Warren Simmons, Valiant Editor-in-Chief

This week we are joined by one of the people who keeps the wheels at Valiant turning, Editor-in-Chief Warren Simmons. We discuss so much goodness, that I'll just tell you to download and start listening!…

Episode 7: The Revenge of Michael Myers

2015-02-18 Length: 2s
Another week has come to an end and to get you ready for the weekend, we bring you one of the most fun episodes we've done so far thanks to our special guest, Michael Myers from the Valiant Podcast. Mike is one of the funniest people we know and his love for comics, Valiant and otherwise, is second to none. We talked to Mike about podcasting, collecting comics, trade waiting and why physical comics are so much better than digital. We also talk about what makes the hobby of comics so much different than everything else and what makes it so special, as well as tons of Valiant and comic book history. This is one of episode you don't want to miss (ok, you don't want to miss any episode).…

Episode 6: Hanging with Mr. Fowler

2015-02-12 Length: 1s
This week, we had the pleasure of spending some time with artist extraordinaire Tom Fowler, one of the creative talents behind the relaunch of Quantum and Woody. We tackled all kinds of interesting topics from working at Valiant, his dislike of Ninjak, working on HowToons, future projects, education, Dungeons and Dragons and...cannibalism? We dive deep into his creative process and what makes him such a unique talent. Huge thanks to Tom for joining us.…

Episode 5: An interview w. Jeff Lemire

It’s the end of another week, which means it’s time for another episode of the Valiant Central Podcast! This week we had the pleasure of talking to writer-extraordinaire Jeff Lemire about his current run on The Valiant with Matt Kindt and Paolo Rivera, as well as his upcoming Bloodshot: Reborn project with artist Mico Suayan. If that's not enough, we delve a little into the creator-owned side of things and talk about his creative process, working with Scott Snyder on AD: After Earth, their upcoming graphic novel, as well as his next big project, Descender from Image Comics. This is one episode you do not want to miss. You can find Jeff Lemire on Twitter @JeffLemire and follow his musings on his blog. Paul is @whospaul and of course, I am @Valiant_Central.…

Episode 4: Only the Valiant may enter!

It's the end of another week, which means it's time for another episode of the Valiant Central Podcast! This week, we're joined by Sean Neprud from the infamous Only The Valiant podcast. We had a great chat with Sean about the history of OTV, and what it was like to be a Valiant fan during the lean years where no books were coming out. We also delve into the current state of Valiant, the importance of community, being a fan, and discuss how deeply ingrained writers like Matt Kindt have become in the universe. Be sure to check out Only The Valiant for more great Valiant discussion and follow them on Twitter or subscribe on iTunes. You can always follow me @Valiant_Central and Paul is @WhosPaul. If you'd like to email us, shoot us a message to! If you'd like to get this episode, download the MP3, or better yet, subscribe to the RSS feed or subscribe on iTunes! If you do, don't forget to leave us a review.…

Episode 3: Valiant effort, chaps!

In episode 3 we have our very first guest, Joshua Eves! If the name sounds familiar, Josh hosts the terrific Valiant Effort podcast where he and his buddy Nick review Valiant trades. In their last couple of episodes, they shared Josh’s wife Karyn’s experience teaching Harbinger Volume 2: Renegades to a group of high school students so we talk a little bit about that, the importance of comics in education, and delve a little into the past and talk some Valiant history from the publisher’s previous incarnation. Be sure to also check out Josh’s amazing work on the incredibly detailed original Valiant universe timeline as well as his other podcast, Gold Key Future where he discusses Dynamite’s Gold Key characters.…

Episode 2: Valiant Next

2015-01-15 Length: 1s
In our first episode, we discussed Valiant’s solicitations and schedule over the last few months, but now we look into the future and talk about what’s coming up as Valiant Next kicks into full gear. We tackle each of the books, and talk about what excites us. This episode ran a little long, but expect future shows to be between 30 and 45 minutes. We hope you enjoy the show, so be sure to leave a comment below, or find us on on Twitter or Facebook. You can also find Paul on Twiter, @whospaul.…

Episode 1: Gilmore Talk

Welcome to the very first episode of the Valiant Central podcast! There are lots of great shows talking about the world of Valiant, but since we already tackle news and reviews on a daily basis, we wanted to do something a little different. Each week, we’ll pick apart one aspect of the Valiant universe, whether in the books or the real world and discuss it. For our first episode, we discuss Valiant’s solicitations and schedule over the last few months, from Armor Hunters to the beginning of Valiant Next. Enjoy, and be sure to leave a comment below, or find us on on Twitter or Facebook.…

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Valiant Central Podcast

A weekly discussion about the Valiant Comics universe.

Valiant Central Podcast