Valiant has cemented itself as one of the premier independent comic book publishers. As such, they are known for taken risks with their content.
Sometimes edgy and always creative, their titles appeal to fans of the genre that want something deeper than surface value action.
In a statement, Valiant announced that the Black Beatles, Rae Sremmurd will link up with their popular anti-hero Shadowman for a standalone title.
A member of the chart-toppers reflected on what comics do for him and his love for Valiant’s entire product line.
“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,” said Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jxmmi. “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,” he 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.”
For the company’s part, the love is mutual and that is how this project came together.
“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,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.
“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 (story) and Renato Guedes (art) – two creators that we’re very excited about – feels like a project that will take fans and readers by surprise. And we owe a huge thanks to Vinny Kumar and Empire for helping put this together.”
The issue is on sale October 4.