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SONICDAN'S VALIANT ERA TRADING CARD CHECKLIST!

Welcome and thanks for stopping by! One cannot look back at the Valiant Era of Comics
without thinking of the beautiful trading cards that were produced to highlight them.
Here is a breakdown of sets, chase cards, inserts, sendaways, promos etc.
This has been a work in progress since 1997 and is updated as often as I find out new info or get scans.
If anyone has any info to add, or suggestions, please send it my way! Thanks! *SONICDAN

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

Valiant Entertainment Rittenhouse 9 card preview set

Valiant Entertainment Rittenhouse 9 card preview set back

Valiant Entertainment Rittenhouse X-O Manowar promo card

Magnus Robot Fighter trading cards
Included in issues #1-8 of VALIANT COMICS Magnus Robot Fighter were 3 different trading cards and 1 coupon.
Each card featured artwork by a different artist.

#1 Magnus by Barry Windsor Smith (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #0 mail away version)
#2 Rattle-Rob by Marc Silvestri (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #4)
#3 Bunda the Great by Bob Hall (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #8)
#4 Danae and her Neo-Animals by Steve Leialoha (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #2)
#5 Dr. Lazlo Noel by Bret Blevins (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #8)
#6 Elzy by Josef Rubinstein (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #5)
#7 Giant-Rob from Planet X by Rick Leonardi (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #3)
#8 H-8 Joe Kubert (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #1)
#9 Leeja Clane and Senator Zeramiah Clane (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #7)
#10 Magnus by Moebius (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #6)
#11 Malev-6 by Adam Hughes (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #8)
#12 Mekman by Jose Delbo (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #7)
#13 Mogul Badur by Mike Harris (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #7)
#14 Nadmot by Adam Kubert (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #5)
#15 1-A by Paris Cullins and Bob Layton (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #6)
#16 The Outsiders by Kevin Nowlan (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #5)
#17 Pert Doner and Friends by Terry Austin (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #1)
#18 Rai by Art Nichols (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #4)
#19 Slagger by Michael Golden (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #3)
#20 T-1 by Dave Hoover (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #3)
#21 Talpa by Steve Ditko (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #6)
#22 Tekla by Bob Layton (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #4)
#23 V'ril Trent by Stan Drake (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #2)
#24 Xyrkol by Andy Kubert (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #2)
#25 Zypex and the Mini Robs by Paul Gulacy (included in Magnus Robot Fighter #1)

Cards 1-9 front
Cards 1-9 back

Cards 10-18 front
Cards 10-18 back

Cards 19-25 front
Cards 91-25 back

Magnus Robot Fighter Coupons 1-8
Cut out and sent to VALIANT COMICS along with .50 postage and handling for one copy of Magnus Robot Fighter #0.
Included in the mail away comic was the Barry Windsor-Smith #1 card that was only available through this offer and completed the card set.
Coupons 1-8 front
Coupons 1-8 back

Previews Ad Page 1
Previews Ad Page 2
Previews Ad Page 3
Previews Ad Page 4

Uncut Trading Card sheet (*black)
*red poster version also exists


Unity
by Comic Images 1992
90 basic cards

Chase cards:
6 un-numbered chrome "Valiant Rookies" inserts
Turok
Rai and the Future Force
Screen
Bloodshot (no red circle on Bloodshot's chest)
Rai
Hotshot

Promos:
1. Unity chrome uncut insert sheet. This six card sheet was
available for a limited time as a mail-away premuim.

2. Cover to Unity #1 same as card #77. front
Back text states:
"Valiant The Hot, Collectible Comics Company Creates its Premier
Collectible Trading Card Series. Unity Time Is Not Absolute. Promotional
Card BY Comic Images NOT FOR SALE"

3. Cover to Unity #1 same as card #77. front back
Comics Unlimited version
Same as above promo but with Comics Unlimted name and address in small print.
Back text states:
"Valiant The Hot, Collectible Comics Company Creates its Premier
Collectible Trading Card Series. Unity Time Is Not Absolute. Promotional
Card BY Comic Images NOT FOR SALE"

4. Promo Ad Sheet


Valiant Era series 1
by Pyramid July 1993
120 basic cards

Chase cards:
9 "First Appearance" etched foil cards (1 in 12 packs)
FA1 Shadowman from X-O Manowar #4
FA2 Hardcorps from Harbinger #10
FA3 Rai from Magnus Robot Fighter #5
FA4 Teekla from Magnus Robot Fighter #3
FA5 Harada from Solar Man of the Atom #3
FA6 Timewalker from Archer and Armstrong/Eternal Warrior #8
FA7 Turok from Magnus Robot Fighter #12
FA8 Master Darque from Shadowman #8
FA9 Bloodshot from Rai #0

9 "Unseen Art" cards (1 in 12 packs)
U1 Magnus and Leeja by Bob Layton
U2 Magnus and Leeja by Tom Artis and Ralph Reese
U3 Phil Seleski by BWS
U4 Original Harbinger #1 cover by David Lapham and Bob Layton
U5 Collected Heroes of the Valiant Universe by Rags Morales
U6 Eternal Warrior by BWS
U7 Turok in New York artist unknown
U8 Leeja by Art Nichols and Vince Colletta
U9 Magnus and Leeja by Rick Leonardi Bob Layton

1 SP1 The Art of Joe Quesada X-O Manowar card (1 one in 108 packs)
front back

Promos:
1. Upper Deck Pyramid holo card. Text: "The Upper Deck Company Presents
Pyramid. The new standard of excellence in entertainment cards. This card
commemorates the inaugural Pyramid Product: The Valiant Era.
A Trading Card History of the Valiant Universe July 1993"
2. X-O and Turok. Same as card #73 (cover of X-O #14).

1993 Valiant Era I ComicCon promo card set of 30
Text on back says:
"Welcome 1993 ComicCon Attendees
The Upper Deck Company proudly presents
PYRAMID, the new standard in entertainment cards.
Please stop by The Upper Deck Company/Pyramid
booth for new product information.

1. Magnus Robot Fighter #0 same as Valiant era card #1
2. Magnus Robot Fighter #4 same as Valiant era card #
3. Magnus Robot Fighter #5 same as Valiant era card #6
4. Magnus Robot Fighter #16 same as Valiant era card #17
5. Solar Man of the Atom #8 same as Valiant era card #31
6. Solar Man of the Atom #10 same as Valiant era card #33
7. Solar Man of the Atom #13 same as Valiant era card #36
8. Solar Man of the Atom #16 same as Valiant era card #39
9. Harbinger tpb same as Valiant era card #43

10. Harbinger #0 pink same as Valiant era card #44
11. Harbinger #2 same as Valiant era card #46
12. Harbinger #4 same as Valiant era card #48
13. Harbinger #5 same as Valiant era card #49
14. Harbinger #6 same as Valiant era card #50
15. Harbinger #9 same as Valiant era card #53
16. X-O Manowar #4 same as Valiant era card #63
17. X-O Manowar #8 same as Valiant era card #67
18. X-O Manowar #14 same as Valiant era card #73

19. Rai #7 same as Valiant era card #81
20. Rai #8 same as Valiant era card #82
21. Shadowman #5 same as Valiant era card #87
22. Archer & Armstrong #2 same as Valiant era card #98
23. Archer & Armstrong #3 same as Valiant era card #99
24. Archer & Armstrong #4 same as Valiant era card #100
25. Archer & Armstrong #6 same as Valiant era card #102
26. Eternal Warrior #2 same as Valiant era card #106
27. Eternal Warrior #6 same as Valiant era card #110

28. Bloodshot #2 same as Valiant era card #118
29. Checklist #1 same as Valiant era card #119
30. Checklist #2 same as Valiant era card #120


Deathmate
by Pyramid 1993
110 basic cards
(99 from Deathmate Prologe, Yellow, and Blue, plus 9 atlas cards and 2 checklist cards)

Chase cards:
8 "Transitions" foil cards (1 in 12 packs)
front
back
T1 Sting
T2 Softcore
T3 Archer
T4 Perp
T5 Ax
T6 Shadowman
T7 Master Darque
T8 Sandria Darque

6 "Players of Deathmate" holo cards (1 in 18 packs)
front
back
P1 Solar and Void
P2 Shadowman, Grifter, Master Darque, Dr. Eclipse
P3 Magnus vs. Battlestone
P4 Zealot vs. Ninjak
P5 Solar and Supreme
P6 Livewire, Stronghold, Stryker, and Impact (Geomancers Strike Team)

2 "Casualties" cards (1 in 90 packs)
front
back
D1 Magnus
D2 Battlestone
Cards form one image when placed together

Promos Etc:
1. Oversized promo Features Solar, Master Darque, Shadowman, and Grifter.
front

2. Pyramid /UpperDeck Deatmate promo
front
back

3. Topps Deathmate promo (Topps set never produced)
front
back

4. 1993 DIAMOND Fall Fling
"Players of Deathmate" uncut sheet
front

1993 Deathmate Thank You promo card set of 30 VERY RARE
1-9
10-18
19-24
25-30
back of card


Valiant Era series 2
By Pyramid 1994
140 basic cards (130 regular and 10 Valiant Specials cards)

Chase cards:
9 "First Apperance" cards (1 in 12 packs)
FA10 Ninjak from Bloodshot #6
FA11 Doctor Eclipse from Secret Weapons #1
FA12 Hwen Mirage and Carmen Ruiz from Shadowman #16
FA13 Solar the Destroyer from Solar #23
FA14 Stronghold and Livewire from Harbinger #14 and #15
FA15 The New Harbingers from Harbinger #26
FA16 Armorines from X-O Manowar #25
FA17 Maxim St. James from Shadowman #21
FA18 HARD Corps rookies from HARD Corps #8

9 "Promotional Art" cards (1 in 12 packs)
PA1 Ninjak and X-O
PA2 HardCORPS
PA3 Magnus
PA4 Shadowman
PA5 Rai
PA6 X-O Manowar
PA7 Archer and Armstrong
PA8 Timewalker, Ninjak, Dr. Mirage, Armorines
PA9 Turok

8 "Electric" Oversize cards (1 per box)
OS1 Ninjak#1 Cover
OS2 Dr. Mirage #1 Cover
OS3 Rai #9 Cover
OS4 Turok #1 Cover
OS5 X-O Manowar #0 Cover
OS6 Bloodshot #0 Cover
OS7 Valiant Reader #1
OS8 Armories #0 Cover

1 X0 holo LE1 (1 in 108 packs)

Promos:
1. Previews promo sheet front back
2.Ninjak breaking through window (Advance Comics) front back

X0 LE1 Uncut sheet
Says "PYRAMID BY THE UPPER DECK COMPANY COMMEMORATES
THE 1994 RETAILER SEMINAR. THANK YOU FROM CAPITAL CITY COMIC
RETAILERS FOR YOUR SUPPORT"
measures 12.5 inches x 17.75 inches.

1994 Valiant Era II Thank You promo card set of 36
Distributed at 1994 Comic Conventions and also inserted in Triton #5.
Triton was a comics & card magazine (similar to Wizard)with somewhat limited distribution.
Issue #5 was the last issue and came poly-bagged with any one of the 36 Thank You cards.
Scan of back of card. Text reads:
THANK YOU Comic Card Collector from The Upper Deck Company.
PYRAMID, Setting the standard of excellence in entertainment cards.
Coming Soon: More New and Outstanding Pyramid products.

1. Rai and the Future Force #9 same as VEII card #165
2. Rai and the Future Force #10 same as VEII card #166
3. Rai and the Future Force #11 same as VEII card #167
4. Rai and the Future Force #12 same as VEII card #168
5. Rai and the Future Force #13 same as VEII card #169
6. Rai and the Future Force #14 same as VEII card #170
7. Rai and the Future Force #15 same as VEII card #171
8. Rai and the Future Force #16 same as VEII card #172
9. Rai and the Future Force #17 same as VEII card #173

10. Rai and the Future Force #18 same as VEII card #174
11. Shadowman #12 same as VEII card #175
12. Shadowman #13 same as VEII card #176
13. Shadowman #14 same as VEII card #177
14. Shadowman #15 same as VEII card #178
15. Shadowman #16 same as VEII card #179
16. Shadowman #17 same as VEII card #180
17. Shadowman #18 same as VEII card #181
18. Shadowman #19 same as VEII card #182

19. Shadowman #20 same as VEII card #183
20. Shadowman #21 same as VEII card #184
21. Shadowman #22 same as VEII card #185
22. Eternal Warrior #9 same as VEII card #197
23. Eternal Warrior #10 same as VEII card #198
24. Eternal Warrior #11 same as VEII card #199
25. Eternal Warrior #12 same as VEII card #200
26. Eternal Warrior #13 same as VEII card #201
27. Eternal Warrior #14 same as VEII card #202

28. Eternal Warrior #15 same as VEII card #203
29. Eternal Warrior #16 same as VEII card #204
30. Eternal Warrior #17 same as VEII card #205
31. Eternal Warrior #18 same as VEII card #206
32. Eternal Warrior #19 same as VEII card #207
33. Secret Weapons #3 same as VEII card #240
34. Secret Weapons #4 same as VEII card #241
35. Secret Weapons #5 same as VEII card #242
36. Secret Weapons #6 same as VEII card #243

The Valiant Files: Secrets of the Harbinger Foundation
This set was advertised and promos released, but was cancelled. (Due to low orders?).
Was to be 120 cards with new art, plastic file cabinet and folders.
The idea was that these were Harada's files on the major and minor players of the Valiant Universe.
Ninjak card example from from Triton #5 magazine article

Promos:
Tragedy at Ditsyworld Advance promo front back
Tragedy at Ditsyworld Wizard Comics promo front back

SLE 1 Harada Electric Oversize card
SLE 2 Sting Electric Oversize card

Harbinger Files prototype card (Turok)
Harbinger Files prototype card (Harada)

May 1994 Valiant Era Bonus Card Set

In the May 1994 issue of all 14 Valiant comics an exclusive
Valiant Era Bonus card was inserted. These cards came in a clear plastic
sleeve that allowed you to insert and remove the card without any damage
to the comic. Always the inovators at Valiant!
Each card was numbered with VP 1-14 and showed the cover and
issue rundown of another Valiant comic produced 2 months prior.
These cards were like an extension to the Valiant Era series 2 cards
as they picked up right where series 2 left off.

VP1 Magnus card inseted in Secret Weapons #9
VP2 Rai card inserted in X-O Manowar #28
VP3 Archer and Armstrong card inserted in Turok #11
VP4 Shadowman card inserted in Ninjak #4
VP5 Eternal Warrior card inserted in Bloodshot #16
VP6 Hard Corps card inserted in Harbinger #29
VP7 Harbinger card inserted in Hard Corps #18
VP8 Ninjak card inserted in Shadowman #25
VP9 Secret Weapons card inserted in Magnus Robot Fighter #36
VP10 Dr. Mirage card inserted in Solar #33
VP11 Turok card inserted in Archer and Armstrong #22
VP12 X-O Manowar card inserted in Rai and the Future Force #21
VP13 Bloodshot card inserted in Eternal Warrior #22
VP14 Solar card inserted in Dr. Mirage #7

VP1-VP9 front back
VP10-VP14 front back

Valiant Era Bonus Chromium Card Set

As a special bonus you could mail all 14 of the VP cards to Valiant
and recieve the Valiant Era Bonus Chromium Card Set!
Ch.1 Bloodshot #1
Ch.2 Turok #1
Ch.2 X-O Manowar #0*
Ch.4 Ninjak #1
Ch.5 Bloodshot #0
Ch.6 Shadowman #0
Ch.7 Blooshot vs Ninjak rampage card**
*In error, There is no Ch.3 card, just 2 Ch.2 cards
**Inserted in Ninjak #13 as a Rampage storyline checklist.

Ch1-Ch7 set front back

RETAILER GIVEAWAYS, MAGAZINE INSERTS, PROMOS ETC.

Retailer Chromes
Sent to retailers to highlight the relase of the comics.
Bloodshot 1992 front back
Turok 1993 front back
Ninjak 1993 front back

Chaos effect promos
1. Chaos Effect Prologe insert
Card has the same image as the comic cover with the back being a checklist
2. Chaos Effect checklist Shows Master Darque blasting Shadowman
Dr. Mirage and Dr. Eclipse also shown
3. Advance Comics Chaos Effect checklist
Has Advance Comics logo and features Master Darque,
Shadowman, Dr. Eclipse, Dr. Mirage, Sandra Darque and Magnus
4. Convention giveaway Chaos Effect promo features Hard Corps, Armorines, and X-0 Manowar
Scan of all 4 Chaos promos front

Magnus Robot Fighter vs. Predator cards 1-4
#1 The Predator (inserted in Predator vs. Magnus Robot Fighter #2 comic)
#2 Magnus (inserted in Predator vs. Magnus Robot Fighter #2 comic)
#3 Magnus vs. Predator (inserted in Wizard #16)
#4 Magnus vs. Predator (inserted in Wizard #16)

Artwork by Lee Weeks colors by Chris Chalenor

Postcards
Ninjak #1 postcard
Shadowman #0 postcard
Harbinger #25 postcard
Valiant 3rd Anniversary postcard

Other
Master Darque Bookmark Wizard Dark Book insert
Dr. Silk Bookmark Wizard Valiant Special insert
H-1 Dr. Mirage 1993 Hero Special insert card front back
Harbinger Scratch-Card Game inserted in Hero #8
front back
X-O Manowar/Harbinger 8.25x11.75 promo
(Previews insert. Promotes #1 issues of the 2 comics)

Valiant Sneak-Peek cards

Inserted in 5 Feb 1995 Valiant titles:
Geomancer #4, Magnus Robot Fighter #44, Ninjak #12,
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #20, X-O Manowar #36

These were sealed in an black plastic sleeve that you had to cut open to view.
These cards showcased some of Valiant's then upcoming projects and new talent. There are six different cards that were randomly inserted.
The Visitor card was the costume debut of Valiant's latest hero
and was said to be, "ultra-hard-to-find", in the house ad.

1. Harbinger by John Ross
2. X-O Manowar by Jeff Johnson
3. Secret Weapons by Tommy Lee Edwards
4. X-O Manowar by Bryan Hitch
5. Bloodshot by Sean Chen
6. The Visitor by Bernard Chang
front back

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