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The Punisher And...Eminem?!?

What the heck is going on here?



Have you heard the news?  The Punisher is teaming up with Eminem.  Yes, he's teaming with the real Slim Shady.  I saw a cover for XXL magazine with the rapper brandishing a skull on his chest.  I didn't think much about it afterwards.

The LA Times has more information.  This team-up is for a digital comic.  That means you won't find this in you local comic shop just yet.  It is written by Fred Van Lente and drawn by the awesome Salvador Larroca.

How did this start?  After the photoshoot, both Marvel and Eminem liked the idea of him being in an actual comic.  They were impressed that he actually wanted to be with the Punisher rather than someone more 'popular' like Spider-Man or Wolverine.  They liked that he wasnted Barracuda as the bad guy.  Marvel also thought that since Eminem wanted either John Romita Sr. or Salvador Larroca to do the art, he knew his stuff. 

The comic is supposed to be online at www.marvel.com/eminem but there isn't anything there just yet.  For more information, check the full article at the LA Times' Hero Complex. There's no word on whether or not this will be printed as a physical comic book.

What do you think about this crossover?  Is this something you'd want to read? 

EDIT: Here's a preview page Marvel sent over:



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Posted by Storm Rider

OKAY.....so I just went and wasted seven minutes of time over at marvel.com

The art looks great and, like I wrote earlier, it will draw a lot of people to see what Marvel is doing with the digital comics. If momma had ever told me to say something nice or don't say anything, I'd end this post right there. But she didn't and I'm not going to.

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That was the LAMEST story I have read in a LONG time. The premise is ridiculous, the dialogue is a joke, and Eminem actually gets the drop on The Punisher at one point and later takes out 'Cuda! And all of this mayhem is because some Christian Parents music group had paid Baracuda to kill Eminem and Punisher was there to save him. I really think someone came up with this concept in about two minutes and they were on a ten minute dealine to script this nonsense! Any hardcore Eminem fans will dig this, but it's an insult to comic readers.

Posted by DMC

man 50 Cent must be pissed! 

Posted by kev17

just read it on marvel its crap

Posted by The Hunter

Wow.  Just..... wow, lol.

Posted by Vance Astro

This is what happens when your popularity goes down the drain because you insist on not being serious at what you do.

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Posted by Storm Rider
Vance Astro said:
"This is what happens when your popularity goes down the drain because you insist on not being serious at what you do."
  Are you talking about Eminem or Marvel here? Both are guilty in this case.
Posted by King Saturn
Slim really is pushing Promotion for Relapse... I dont know if it will work
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Posted by kev17

what s up with the cover? frank looks like hes doing some crazy 80s dance routine.

Posted by Vance Astro
Storm Rider said:
"Vance Astro said:
"This is what happens when your popularity goes down the drain because you insist on not being serious at what you do."
  Are you talking about Eminem or Marvel here? Both are guilty in this case."
Marvel's popularity hasn't gone down the drain and they are clearly serious at what they do so I was obviously talking about Eminem.
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Posted by Dead

So when does this come out? But this crossover is no different then the crossover coming out in July with Dark Horse's The Goon vs. Dethklok.

Posted by grimreaper1980

is the punisher logo on eminem a real tat

Posted by Fresh Prince
@grimreaper1980 said:
" is the punisher logo on eminem a real tat "
Nope.