Shadowman/Rae Sremmurd #1

Writer: Eliot Rahal Artist: Renato Guedes Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: October 4, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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The comics crossover event of 2017! Valiant's superhero icon meets Rae Sremmurd, the multiplatinum hip-hop superstars behind the #1 hit "Black Beatles," for an unforgettable showdown at the crossroads of life and death!
Before they were dominating the music charts and selling out stages worldwide, Slim Jxmmi and Swag Lee were just a pair of talented, but otherwise ordinary, brothers...until a twist of fate delivered them fame and wealth beyond their wildest imagination. 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 more

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 4, 2017

    Shadowman/Rae Sremmurd #1 at first I was skeptical about for what I didn't know about these two artists. Though by the end of the story I feel I would have missed out on a lot that is regrettable when a fan of the supernatural elements of this universe. Not to mention this crossover is satisfying if you want more Shadowman before March. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 10, 2017

    Fans of the group will enjoy their appearance here - and even if you don't know anything about the group (like some people I could name), it's still a fun tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Oct 6, 2017

    Glorious art and an updated classical tale make this book a Halloween treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Oct 4, 2017

    Although Shadowman Rae Sremmurd #1is a fun diversion it doesn't add a whole lot to Shadowman's story postRapture, so whether this is a must buy is up to you – but the art more than justifies you reading this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Oct 4, 2017

    Shadowman/Rae Sremmurd #1 was a nice one shot that brought readers along for a ride about a hip hop group that wanted to make it, made it … at the cost of their souls and how they got those souls back. The story was pretty good, with a solid climax. We got pretty good character work from Rahal alongside his strong script. It feels like a complete story that wasn't too slow or too fast. Guedes is an artistic master as this issue illustrates well. The panels are full of detail and the realistic style is engaging to the reader. Overall, a pretty good one shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Oct 18, 2017

    Going into this issue, I had little faith that I would be entertained. I was proven wrong, and I am thankful for it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacaen Oct 9, 2017

    Renato Guedes art makes "Shadowman/Rae Sremmurd" over deliver on its overall sound construction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekery Magazine - Will Morin Oct 4, 2017

    Overall, SHADOWMAN/RAE SREMMURD #1 is a book that starts strong and doesnt seem too sure where to go from there. Its a nice story that meets its logical conclusion, but if you arent a diehard fan of Shadowman or hip-hop like myself, it likely wont be enough to satisfy you the way other Valiant books have been praised for doing month to month. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Nathanael Beasley Oct 6, 2017

    Overall, I am very disappointed in this comic. Most hardcore Valiant fans will likely share that sentiment. Rae Sremmurd fans will enjoy seeing the band interacting with comic book heroes, but nothing really asks for them to continue reading. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Aj Adejare Oct 6, 2017

    Shadowman and Rae Sremmurd could have been a lot better if both parties came to the table more earnestly. It feels as if Rae Sremmurd and Rahal came together, talked a bit but didn't properly collaborate. It shows the way the characters interact with each other giving a more "cameo" feel than an actual plotline driven work. The art is serviceable, but also does not feel as if it had a sense of true input from the group. The overall feels more of a cash-in than a work of collaborative art. it's a shame because it could have worked well. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Thegreatmagnet Oct 5, 2017

    At the end of the day, I find myself asking why? Why would Valiant release a risky and lackluster story for a character that they worked so hard to rehabilitate and set up for a huge promotional push next year? Many Valiant fans have written off Jack Boniface (Shadowman) for years due to mismanagement of the character. This issue does not do much to instill trust that they will treat Shadowman right when he returns with an ongoing series next March. In spite of the spectacular art, I just don’t think there is $4 worth of story in this issue, especially for Valiant fans who are generally a rabid and demanding bunch. I would really only recommend this issue to fans of Rae sremmurd, which perhaps was the whole point. Read Full Review

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