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Valiant Meets Hip-Hop with Shadowman/Rae Sremmurd Crossover
Rae Sremmurd, the musical group known for "Black Beatles," will cross over with Valiant's Shadowman for a special one-shot issue.

Written by Eliot Rahal (Bloodshot’s Day Off) with full -painted art by Renato Guedes (Wolverine), Shadowman/Rae Sremmurd #1 sees the musical group head to New Orleans, where they encounter Shadowman “to forge a new legend of fame, fortune, and magic.”

“Comic books are a form of entertainment. I get to make all the sounds and effects in my head. It’s just like you use your imagination — you go through the pictures and the pictures are always awesome. It’s like an escape from reality,” Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jxmmi said in Valiant’s press release. “Valiant — they have really good storylines. The art is always on point. I never know what to expect. X-O Manowar is one of my favorites. The Delinquents is cool. Bloodshot is fucking awesome. I love Valiant.”

“Shadowman is crazy,” the singer added. “It has a lot of twists and turns. It keeps me involved and interested. I can’t even take my eyes off of Shadowman when I read it. I have to finish the book.”

“Valiant has a long history of massive, real-world guest stars. Shadowman’s classic appearance alongside Aerosmith, for instance, was a defining moment in the history of Valiant, and we’ve been waiting to find the right partnership to bring that legacy into the modern day,” Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani said. “Rae Sremmurd are huge comic books fans, and everyone here at Valiant is a huge fan of their music. The combination of their talents, along with those of Eliot Rahal and Renato Guedes — two creators that we’re very excited about — feels like a project that will take fans and readers by surprise.”

Valiant’s Shadowman is also heading to the big screen, courtesy of director and comic book writer Reginald Hudlin, and a new comic book series is set to debut in 2018.

A synopsis of the crossover is below, along with the cover by Renato Guedes:

Before they were dominating the music charts and selling out stages worldwide, Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee were just a pair of talented, but otherwise ordinary, brothers… until a twist of fate delivered them fame and wealth beyond their wildest imaginations. Now, years later as hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, the brothers are bound for New Orleans…and an otherworldly encounter with the supernatural guardian called Shadowman, the lone line of defense between our world and the Deadside that lies beyond…

Hey folks!

Sorry I haven’t been online for about a month. I was burning out from online debates, media concerning my country, school, work and home life. I’m still here! I just needed to unplug for a while.

While I was away, I started catching up on my reading lists: the Dresden files, my comic pull list, I’ve even started reading Neal Stephenson and Stephen King. I'be even discovered comics from Valiant Entertainment. I can’t believe how well-written (for its time) X-O Manowar was in the original run of the character. I’m about halfway through Aric’s adventures and I hope to start Quantum and Woody by Christopher Priest next.

X-O Manowar (2017) Volume 1: Soldier by Matt Kindt
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X-O Manowar (2017) Volume 1: Soldier by Matt Kindt
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the first time I’ve ever read XO Manowar and I just loved the art in this volume. It’s very detailed and realistic. This is short for a trade, containing only three issues. The story isn’t deep or complex but rather mostly battle-fueled. Aric has a background and is now on the planet Gorin. War has become inevitable and Arin is conscripted into it, fighting for a race he has no allegiance with and fighting an enemy he doesn’t really know. Pretty much full-on battle from start to finish with just bits of Aric’s character/story unfolding slowly.

By: noreply@blogger.com (Nikki in Niagara)

The postman brought two exciting parcels today. First up is this awesome X-O Manowar by Sean Chen which was picked up for me at Eternal Con. So delighted to add him to the Valiant book

And Pere Pérez’s new Kickstarter sketchbook arrived with this fantastic Neela sketch in it. I love Neela, she rocks! Looking forward to seeing her in F&tFF soon.

X-O Manowar #2 - 4 Review
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X-O Manowar #2 - 4 Review

No peace for the warrior. Creative Staff: Story: Matt Kindt Art: Tomás Giorello Colors: Diego Rodriguez Letters: Dave Sharpe What They Say: Issue #2: They asked for war. He’ll give them death. Deep within the far reaches of space, the dogs of war have found Aric of Dacia. Conscripted into an al…

Check out the full article by Josh Begley on The Fandom Post!


Written by MATT KINDT
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (APR172114)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (APR172115)
Interlocking Variant Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM (APR172117)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by BOB LAYTON (APR172118)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale JUNE 28th (FOC – 6/5/17)


In the fires of victory, a soldier becomes…a general. With the hostile Cadmium army crushed beneath his force’s boots, Aric of Dacia now commands an entire fleet into the final battle for the soul of an empire. But as a new dawn rises across this unrelenting alien world, what vicious new menace will come forth to greet it?

X-O Manowar’s path to domination darkens as blockbuster artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) joins New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) for a perfect, planet-shaking entry point into Valiant’s biggest series yet!

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X-O Manowar #4 preview. The new arc “General” begins #comics X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4 (NEW ARC! “GENERAL” – PART 1) Written by MATT KINDT Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE…
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5 new graphic novels we’re reading this weekend...


TEENAGERS TODAY… HEROES TOMORROW! A unique entry-point that’s perfect for new fans and longtime readers alike, Valiant High presents a hilarious reimagining of Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe – one where the next world-ending cataclysm will have to wait until after prom night! Before they became legends, the world’s most formidable heroes were roaming the halls at Valiant High – a super-powered preparatory academy where Aric “X-O Manowar” Dacia is a record-setting running back, Colin “Ninjak” King is a debonair foreign exchange student, and Coach Bloodshot is way, way too into dodgeball. Now, Amanda “Livewire” McKee and her best friend, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, are taking it all in for the first time at the one high school where power trumps popularity! From The Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer Daniel Kibblesmith, artist Derek Charm (Jughead) and David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN), this highly anticipated comiXology Originals series takes Valiant’s biggest and most beloved superheroes out of battle and into the greatest challenge of all: high school! Collecting VALIANT HIGH #1–4.

Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content only available on comiXology and Kindle. This title is a part of comiXology Unlimited.


Simon Hanselmann’s previous two Megg & Mogg books have both been New York Times best-sellers, and One More Year continues to cement Hanselmann as one his generation’s defining graphic novelists. Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, and their friends Owl and Werewolf Jones are imbued with far more pathos and depth than seems plausible. One More Year continues to give more substance to the characters and personalities of its protagonists in ways that never fail to surprise, delight, and horrify.


Kate Leth and Megan Levens team up for a magical new series! Spell on Wheels!

Three young witches head out on an east coast road trip to retrieve their stolen belongings and track down the mysterious thief before he can do any damage to–or with–their possessions.

This trade paperback collects the first 5 issues of Spell on Wheels.

DESCENDER Vol. 4: Orbital Mechanics

Tim-21, Telsa, and Quon finally escape the Machine Moon and head out on a quest to find the ancient robot who may hold the key to the Harvesters. Meanwhile Andy and his ragtag team close in on Tim, but their fragile alliance is shattered by Driller’s revelations. A new chapter of the heartfelt sci-fi epic by superstar creators JEFF LEMIRE & DUSTIN NGUYEN begins here. Collects DESCENDER #17-21.

THE BLACK HOOD Vol. 1: The Bullet’s Kiss


A man driven to the brink, blacklisted and left brutally changed must crawl through the wreckage of his life to defeat a gang of deadly criminals hell-bent on setting the streets of Philadelphia aflame. The Black Hood is a visceral, modern crime noir tale told by two masters of the genre. Featuring an introduction from legendary crime writer Lawrence Block (A Walk Among the Tombstones and many more)! Collects The Black Hood #1-5.

Weekly Comics Pull List (6.28.17)

Action Comics #982

infamous Iron Man #9

Saga #44

Secret Empire #5

Star Trek TNG Mirror Broken #2

Wonder Woman #25

X-O Manowar #4

Valiant Comics

I swear this company deserves a lot more praise for the books theu have been putting out. Been reading for less than a year, but was able to binge my way through thanks to Comixology Unlimited, and holy crap these books are so good. Like honestly the stuff I’m getting from these books is what I wish I got out of DC and Marvel.

My personal favorites so far are X-O Manowar, Ninjak, and Bloodshot. I guarantee that if you dive into these books you won’t regret it.


Liked on YouTube: Iron Man VS X-O Manowar! https://youtu.be/o5ik1o1ihVo