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The Punisher And...Eminem?!?

What the heck is going on here?


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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 Asymmetrical

I might just have to give up my new Marvel boycott and read this :D

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Posted By TheDrifter
aztek the lost said:
"I might just have to give up my new Marvel boycott and read this :D"
You still need to read GR #18
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Posted By Nova`Prime`

Could be pretty interesting. Although Shady better watch out Frank doesn't decide to end him :)

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Posted By Methos

i suddenly feel violently ill...

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Edited By G'bandit

NICE xD

But why does Punisher looks like he is ready spread his swan wings and fly away?? O_O?

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Edited By Psychotime

That XXL pic is friggin hilarious. What's up with his eyes?

This is gonna be silly.

Good lord, they made Frank hold his guns all "gangsta." This is gonna be REALLY silly.

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Posted By Jean_Luc_LeBeau
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Posted By gmanfromheck

The Killer was actually modeled after him for some reason.

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Posted By Midnightist

LOL why would someone come up with this

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Posted By captainrage

Vile.

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Posted By The_Martian

This is a joke, right?

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Posted By inferiorego

....
<-speechless

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Posted By Psychotime
Midnightist said:
"LOL why would someone come up with this"
They paid enough.
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Posted By Anti-Venom's follower

LOL I gotta read this!

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Posted By Detective

wow this is wack

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Posted By Darkchild
Cant speak as he has begun to choke on vomit
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Posted By Detective

i dont believe they are making Frank hold his guns like that either....this really bugs me

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Posted By Venom=sickest

I know why this is happening.

Eminem has a comeback album, Relapse, coming out this summer. He has a couple songs out, but no real buzz over any of them, so he's forced to do weird marketing techniques to generate hype. Now, this is one of the most bizarre marketing ploys I've heard of, but hey, it makes sense.

Em has a huge fan base in young white males. Many young white males read comic books. I assume he wants to attract those same young white males who might have forgotten about him (his last album was in 04), and any other young white males he hasn't drawn in yet.

Either way, I want to read it. It sounds really stupid.

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Posted By Korg

The sights are on the top for a reason, Frank...

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Posted By Thepocalypse

Lol, this will probably be like a rap-style Superman VS Muhammad Ali. Popcorn entertainment at its finest.

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HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAHA HAHA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (passes out wakes up an hour later read this again, throws up and then starts laughing again)
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Posted By Korg

With the way Eminem has spoken publicly about his wife, and some of the other things he's said and done throughout his career/life, I wonder if Frank wouldn't just beat the piss out of him.

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Posted By dane

lol this somehow doesn't offend me at all.

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Posted By Deo Wade

They're jumping the shark

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Posted By pixelized

Frank's right wrist is limp

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Posted By Aerial Nuke

LOLZ!! I got to read that just so I can laugh through the whole thing, I just hope Eminem dies at the end of it.

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Posted By Thespirit

hey hey hey it's wesley gibson

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Posted By WARLOCK2792

50 Cent: Bulletproof......................that is the feeling that I am getting from this terrible mistake.

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Posted By Harvester427

First the plan to kill Ultimate Spidey, and now this? Just no. If they keep this up, you can "Make Mine DC".

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Posted By King Saturn
Eminem isnt what he used to be anymore so this doesnt impress me at all... though he is only doing this sh!t to promote his new album... which from what I have heard of it so far is average at best
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White Mage said:
"50 Cent: Bulletproof......................that is the feeling that I am getting from this terrible mistake. "
Y-know, I've heard that the sequel is actually good. No joke. I haven't played it, myself, but that's what I hear.
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Posted By Da Talking Beaver

I'm not sure Punisher meet up is worse: Him meeting Archie or this? :)

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Posted By WARLOCK2792
King Saturn said:
"Eminem isnt what he used to be anymore so this doesnt impress me at all... though he is only doing this sh!t to promote his new album... which from what I have heard of it so far is average at best
"
Doodoodoo do do doodoo

Ice ice baby

Doodoo do do doodoodoo
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White Mage said:
"Doodoodoo do do doodoo  Ice ice baby  Doodoo do do doodoodoo"

You forgot the bitty ting, which makes him not get sued by Queen.
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Posted By WARLOCK2792
Korg said:
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White Mage said:
"Doodoodoo do do doodoo  Ice ice baby  Doodoo do do doodoodoo"

You forgot the bitty ting, which makes him not get sued by Queen."
LOL
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Posted By Psychotime

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Posted By Psychotime
Da Talking Beaver said:
"I'm not sure Punisher meet up is worse: Him meeting Archie or this? :)"
I say Archie's worse. At least Eminem makes sense.
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Posted By .Mistress Redhead.

I rather dig Eminem and after reading that he knows his comics.. good on you slim

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Posted By batpool

This is stupid! The Punisher is supposed to rid the world of this slime and now he's working with it!?!? SO who cares if Slim Shady knows about comics! He should be sitting back with the rest of us watching and reading!

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Posted By King Saturn
White Mage said:
"King Saturn said:
"Eminem isnt what he used to be anymore so this doesnt impress me at all... though he is only doing this sh!t to promote his new album... which from what I have heard of it so far is average at best
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Doodoodoo do do doodooIce ice babyDoodoo do do doodoodoo"
lmfao
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Posted By Media_Master

I"m not reading this...

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Posted By Dr. Maxwell

"Em has a huge fan base in young white males. Many young white males read comic books."


I would not place those young white males in the same demographic at all.

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Posted By morf

Alright, that's just sad! How many rappers ain't drug supporters? Punisher would kill of all of Eminems social connections!

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Posted By MrMiracle77

Poor Eminem.  Has his career sunk so low that he has to buy his way into a more popular medium?

This is getting really old, really fast.  Its looking more and more like PR firms are telling their clients that comic book readers are a gullible and easily accessible audience.  It doesn't help that some publishers seem more willing to sell appearances in their issues than others.  Hopefully this project will tank and Marvel will learn a quick and cheap lesson.

The only way this comic would be good is if Punisher kills Eminem on the very first panel.

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Posted By dan6433

I... I mean, this is... Who the hell... What were they... 


*sigh*

I'm at a complete loss here.
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Posted By Assesino X

I don't know if to laugh, or cry

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Posted By ALLAROUND_BAD!!!!

This is stupid! EM's Lame! Punisher's a great hero. this will end bad. i hope there's stray bullet that ricochet's and hits EM right in his DOME The Punisher should team up with FLAAAVAAAH FLAAAAAV !!!!!!!!!! LOL.

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Posted By Harley Wanna-be

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude.........
Why!?!?!

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Posted By gmanfromheck

Marvel just sent over a preview page.  It's posted in the original post.  I just read it at www.marvel.com/eminem.  It wasn't bad.  It's cheesey.  It was a little fun.  And it was FREE.

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Psychotime said:
"Da Talking Beaver said:
"I'm not sure Punisher meet up is worse: Him meeting Archie or this? :)"
I say Archie's worse. At least Eminem makes sense."
The Archie Meets The Punisher book came out at a time when I was buying EVERYTHING Punisher related (and I've got the long boxes to prove it), and I even passed on that!


This latest thing is good marketing on Eminem's part and it isn't bad for getting Marvel some decent exposure either. This will draw people over to the website and expose them to what they're doing with the online books and other projects.

The art from that preview page looks good. I HATE the image with Punisher holding his gun like the repeated brain trauma has made him forget that he actually knows how to USE the things, but I think I'll head over to marvel.com and check this out.

 

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