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Shadowman: Rae Sremmurd #1 Review

Writer: Eliot Rahal

Artist: Renato Guedes

Publisher: Valiant

After a rap duo known as Rae Sremmurd sign a deal with the devil to gain fame and fortune, Shadowman is brought in to rescue them from the devil’s lair in the Deadside, a land of demons and strange creatures.

The plot doesn’t really go beyond that short synopsis, this comic is fairly simple, but that’s a good thing. It’s an entertaining read, and not much more than that, but that’s fine. It’s accomplishes what it sets out to be.

The artwork by Renato Guedes does manage to elevate it somewhat, giving the comic an almost otherworldly look which matches the folklore inspired plot of artists making a deal with the devil, the opening really drives this connection home as it opens almost 100 years before the main plo...

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Congratulations, QUANTUM AND WOODY! #3 is Having a Baby (Goat) in February! (God Help Us All)

Congratulations, QUANTUM AND WOODY! #3 is Having a Baby (Goat) in February! (God Help Us All)
Valiant “Celebrates” 50 Issues of the World’s Worst Superhero Team with a Staggering 100 72 64 48 32-Page Spectacular!

As first revealed at Comic Book Resources, Valiant is proud to present your first look at QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #3 – a spectacular goatacular celebrating 50 landmark issues of the world’s worst superhero team from rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and special guest artist Francis Portela (FAITH)! Because you demanded it – the return of Quantum and Woody’s fearless sidekick/roommate/emergency medical contact starts here with a momentous moment that will forever reverberate through the ages: the birth of the Goat’s baby!...

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A SOUND OF THUNDER Brings VALIANT’s DOCTOR MIRAGE to Life In SECOND LIVES – A Heavy Metal Concept Album Exclusively Available On Kickstarter!

A SOUND OF THUNDER Brings VALIANT’s DOCTOR MIRAGE to Life In SECOND LIVES – A Heavy Metal Concept EP Exclusively Available On Kickstarter!

Washington, DC area metal band A Sound of Thunder and award-winning comic book publisherValiant Entertainment are teaming up for “Second Lives” – an all-new EP inspired by the paranormal investigator known as Doctor Mirage!

The “Second Lives” 5-song EP is being offered exclusively via Kickstarter as a companion to A Sound of Thunder’s new album “It Was Metal.” The EP features original cover art by THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE series artist Roberto de la Torre. Fans have until November 13th to pre-order the CD, which will be a limited numbered and autographed edition.

Doctor Mirage talks to the dead, but the only spirit Shan Fo...

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Faith and the Future Force #3

Writer: Jody Houser
Artists: Diego Bernard, Juan Castro, Cary Nord, and Brian Theis
Colors: Ulises Arreola
Publisher: Valiant

I feel like I’m repeating myself at this point, which is actually appropriate since that’s exactly what this comic is doing.

So if you’ve read the previous two reviews/issues, you already know what’s going on; evil robot “unmaking” time, timewalker recruiting various superheroes, various superheroes keep dying, repeat but with more heroes this time.

Effectively all this does is create what, to someone who isn’t a fan of Valiant, is a random mess of colors and poorly written dialogue. I have no idea who these characters are, and introducing more and more after repeating the same scenes from the first issue isn’t helping...

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Bloodshot Salvation #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artists: Lewis LaRosa & Mico Suayan
Colors: Brian Reber
Publisher: Valiant

After the fall of Project Rising Spirit, the killing machine Bloodshot is able to settle down and have a new start with his family as Ray Garrison. But forces are conspiring against him and his family that will cause him to take up the mantle of Blooshoot again.

I think my biggest problem with Valiant comics in general has to do with the set-up. It seems every new comic spins out of another, which in turn is part of a long and convoluted history that makes it hard for outsiders to be drawn in...

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