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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:46:44 am 
Let's play a game I like to call "just the tip."
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:56:14 am 
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The precedent exists, with #19 of the first volume of Shadowman and the appearance of Aerosmith. Maybe Valiant should have waited until Shadowman 19?

I am not at all familiar with Rae Sremmurd. Do they have a significant fanbase that would buy more copies and boost numbers?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:56:22 am 
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This is way out in left field...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:38:19 am 
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
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Also, a way to maybe get some new readers for the upcoming Shadowman series that'll hit in March 2018. If the synopsis of this one-shot is they all go to New Orleans, maybe it's setting everything back up to kick back off there.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:11:37 pm 
I had the 1,000,000th post on this board and all I got was this lousy custom ranking.
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I don't know the musicians, but I like this concept. This cover is both awesome and comical; Magpie gettin' crunk:
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:28:28 pm 
Let's play a game I like to call "just the tip."
Let's play a game I like to call "just the tip."
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I just really hope they lose the Magpie look at some point. I still don't understand the ropes being there after Operation: Deadside.

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Whats a Rae Smememebrd?

This would be one of those moments when I feel completely out of touch with popular culture.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:46:10 pm 
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Whats a Rae Smememebrd?

This would be one of those moments when I feel completely out of touch with popular culture.


I googled and did not enjoy too much of it. Lots of "N-word" and other terrible rhiming. They call themselves Black Beatles. They are NOT :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:28:44 pm 
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Keith wrote:
Whats a Rae Smememebrd?

Beat me to the punch! :lol:

Thought you US fellas would have at least heard of them! Think I'll be swerving this book!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:39:39 pm 
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It's just a one-shot, f*** it, I'll take one. Pretty cool cover*... :thumb:

*At this point, if the Magpie design (glowing ropes and all) is not a keeper, I'd be shocked... :hm:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:41:50 pm 
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I'm interested because Eliot Rahal and Renato Guedes are involved.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:00:52 pm 
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
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I thought Shadowman 19 jumped the shark. I think this did as well.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:34:23 pm 
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paradise wrote:
Keith wrote:
Whats a Rae Smememebrd?

This would be one of those moments when I feel completely out of touch with popular culture.


I googled and did not enjoy too much of it. Lots of "N-word" and other terrible rhiming. They call themselves Black Beatles. They are NOT :)


Did the same thing and had the same reaction, these guys suck.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:56:05 pm 
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Rae Sremmurd = "Drummers Ear" spelled backwards.

This does seem rather jump the sharky. And again with the ROPES?! WTH?! They need to get Shadowman and Jack right before they start doing gimmicky stuff like this with him. Yeeesh. He hasn't even picked up a saxophone yet and they have him crossing over with musical acts? Between this and Harbinger #5 I really wonder what the heck is going on with the powers that be over at Valiant?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:28:53 pm 
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There needs to be an Overwatch crossover comic next. The voice actor for Lucio is already in the Vanquished Live RPG so Valiant already has a connection to Blizzard through Jonny Cruz.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:54:36 pm 
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Feels like Shadowman is being somewhat forced into the Valiant U lately...

I liked Operation Deadside - it had a decent plot and Shadowman was well written, the character had a logical purpose for appearing in that arc which made sense.

Shadowman 4001, while I liked the story as a one-shot, wasn't really necessary. a different character or group of characters might"ve been better served taking up that slot in the 4001 event.

Then there's the Divinity III one-shot which really did nothing for Shadowman as a character. kind of a 'read and forget' issue for me.

I'm not up on Rapture so can't comment on how that mini is tracking.

Now this? Is it even cannon? Pure marketing to promote Shadowman as a character and a primer to next year perhaps. Just feels odd, I mean, I get it if this was a one shot for an established character with their own series, something a little fun and lighthearted which serves as a brief diversion from the series-main but right now - just doesn't feel right.

Despite all of the above I'll stick pick it up in hopes that it's better than Milligan's last two arcs on the series.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:57:20 pm 
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BugsySig wrote:
I just really hope they lose the Magpie look at some point. I still don't understand the ropes being there after Operation: Deadside.


Agreed.

Never heard of Rae Sremmurd


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:05:48 pm 
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Just feels odd, I mean, I get it if this was a one shot for an established character with their own series, something a little fun and lighthearted which serves as a brief diversion from the series-main but right now - just doesn't feel right.


Totally agree. People are waiting with bated breath for Shadowman to get back in action. This just seems like a really weird choice for an interlude as the waiting continues.

But I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and see what they have in store.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:13:31 pm 
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The precedent exists, with #19 of the first volume of Shadowman and the appearance of Aerosmith. Maybe Valiant should have waited until Shadowman 19?

I am not at all familiar with Rae Sremmurd. Do they have a significant fanbase that would buy more copies and boost numbers?


Did Aerosmith fans significantly boost sales for Shadowman 19? I'm not trying to be sarcastic - this is a legitimate question.

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This looks bad.

:rant: I'm a massive hip-hop fan, and a musician crossover one-shot sounds awesome, but Rae Sremmurd is literally the worst possible option they could've went with. They're seriously awful. They're like everything that's wrong with the hip-hop industry all rolled up into one worthless, mass-produced, lowest-common-denominator ball of crap.

Sorry Valiant, I've loved nearly everything you've put out, but this is a bad decision. I will not be buying this.

EDIT: Oh, and here's a few examples, if anyone's interested.
This was their first #1 (4x Platinum). It came out last year, and I'm sure you guys have probably heard it somewhere.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8m9zhNAgKs

This was one of their first big hits. Just check out the amount of views this thing has gotten.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzMrK-aGCug


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Bl00dsh0t wrote:
Just feels odd, I mean, I get it if this was a one shot for an established character with their own series, something a little fun and lighthearted which serves as a brief diversion from the series-main but right now - just doesn't feel right.


Totally agree. People are waiting with bated breath for Shadowman to get back in action. This just seems like a really weird choice for an interlude as the waiting continues.

But I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and see what they have in store.


Agreed. I'm not sure who this is for exactly. There are Shadowman fans out there, but I can't imagine this tease will be appreciated while the solo series isn't returning until next March. Also, I'd be skeptical that any musician would bring substantial new readers, especially without an ongoing for them to jump onto. This feels like they just threw in another homage one shot, in the spirit of not-at-all-weak Aerosmith issue from the 90s.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:36:19 am 
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TheFerg714 wrote:
This looks bad.

:rant: I'm a massive hip-hop fan, and a musician crossover one-shot sounds awesome, but Rae Sremmurd is literally the worst possible option they could've went with. They're seriously awful. They're like everything that's wrong with the hip-hop industry all rolled up into one worthless, mass-produced, lowest-common-denominator ball of crap.

Sorry Valiant, I've loved nearly everything you've put out, but this is a bad decision. I will not be buying this.

EDIT: Oh, and here's a few examples, if anyone's interested.
This was their first #1 (4x Platinum). It came out last year, and I'm sure you guys have probably heard it somewhere.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8m9zhNAgKs

This was one of their first big hits. Just check out the amount of views this thing has gotten.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzMrK-aGCug



Lol I Didn't know who they were until I clicked the link. .what's odd is that song is one of the very few hip hop songs I Have liked in recent memory. .to bad tupac is dead he was the only one worth listening to that didn't rap about how big rims are and making it rain


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:54:12 am 
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Anyone think this has more to do with VEI trying to get more cross-entertainment industry exposure along the lines of the Vans Warped Tour sponsorship? Shadowman didn't show up there, so maybe this is his music industry connection... although I have to think there must have been a better option than Rae Sremmud (who I'll admit I had never heard of until now).

Was the Faith/Keep-a-breast comic at the Warped Tour a freebie? Maybe this will be a giveaway at record stores. I don't really understand it otherwise.


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