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#1 Posted by DonFelipe (2327 posts) - - Show Bio

@ultimate_knight said:

@donfelipe: Hmm...

It is a collaboration. Ninja Theory could have had a word and affected the decision on the comic being a digital only pre order exclusive, but I guess not really knowing much about the deal, we cannot be really certain with the connection of Ninja Theory and the comic.

I guess (just a guess) that they thought having a comic among their preorder bonus could reel in more gamers to be tempted to pre order or something. I guess the plan is sort of backfiring from the comic book and Valiant fans.

Yes, this is probably it and there's no better collaborator than Valiant. Valiant has a rich history of doing lots of different things in marketing for the sake of being different, because they can, and believe it's awesome.

Anyhow, please please please let's stop talking about it.

I don't think it will make me feel any better.

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#2 Posted by DonFelipe (2327 posts) - - Show Bio

@ultimate_knight: Whatever risky business it is that Ninja Theory is taking here has nothing to do with the digital/pre-order exclusive being a digital/pre-order exclusive and the fact that it will not be printed.

Whether or not this release strategy is in favor of Valiant is hypothetical thus questionable. I don't see how it's in favor of any of the two companies to be honest. You think Valiant wouldn't sell enough print copies to break even hence it's better for them the way it is. I don't know about that.

None of these things (and your points) change the fact that some readers who are not interested in playing computer games but like to read this comic would have to pay $30 for a digital copy only. If anything this is not in favor of a reader of Valiant comics.

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#3 Posted by DonFelipe (2327 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm...I guessed kind of right. Yey me.

The Mr. Twist connection could somewhat be possible in my current point of view. The Deadside has not become strictly Voodoo anymore with Mr. Kindt's writing, so maybe other magical stuff not relating to Voodoo can pop up?

All this talk of monsters with tentacles remind me of the one below.

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Yeah, you actually nailed it.

OMG.... another green creature with tentacles and more than just two eyes.

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#4 Posted by DonFelipe (2327 posts) - - Show Bio

@ultimate_knight: Hellblade/Ninja Theory - You made a few good points there. I don't think there is anything wrong with the 2 companies collaborating no matter to what extent (now, and in future). There is no problem with a comic adaption of the game in general and there is no problem with Valiant doing this. I guess.

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#5 Posted by DonFelipe (2327 posts) - - Show Bio

"I don't expect to see Mr. Twist in Harbinger Renegade anyway."

Uhm, "see" as in being mentioned.

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#6 Posted by DonFelipe (2327 posts) - - Show Bio

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@ultimate_knight said:

I have not gotten too far into Mr. Robert's Harbinger run yet so I do not really know.

I am not sure if this "Alpha Beast" will be making an appearance in the modern day or not.

There could be connections, but I did not really pay much attention to Britannia's setting and lore, but the character first and I have not read the "second volume" as of late.

Yes, the solicitation is a little vague about it.... perhaps Solomon's bulldog (Diablo) can turn into that creature at full moon? (jk)

The demon entity Axia discovers in Britannia is seen consuming its victims, too. The same entity is possibly seen at the end of the Immortal Brothers one-shot meaning it would be still around during the Dark Ages and King Arthur's reign respectively. Even Mr. Twist from Shadowman could have (had) a connection to that demon entity. :)

All of these seem to be a lot of possible threads from what little I remember or the issues you mentioned.

The demon entity from the first volume of Britannia was kind of a major plot point, so I remember that. I think that one had tentacles no?

I cannot recall what monster you seem to be specifying in The Immortal Brothers one-shot. Was it the one that was pretending to be The Lady of The Lake if I remember correctly? That one also had tentacles. Is that the Britannia connection?

I sadly do not remember much about Mr. Twists backstory.

Sorry that I do not kind of know enough to speculate with.

All of this is far-fetched but possible.

Yes, both have tentacles and multiple eyes. (Britannia & Immortal Brothers)

Mr. Twist also has lots of eyes and sets of teeth, consumes his victims, and his flesh is made out of his victims' flesh.... like the demon entity in Britannia. Tentacles not so much. His backstory remains a mystery which is why, in hindsight, someone could make a connection. That's the craziest part of my crazy theory and I don't expect to see Mr. Twist in Harbinger Renegade anyway.

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#7 Posted by DonFelipe (2327 posts) - - Show Bio

What are you not a fan of exactly? The fact that you have to pre order the game to read the comic or the fact that it only comes digitally no matter what as of now?

The combination of potentially being a good story that will only be made available to someone who invests in this computer game. In case one is not interested in the game then 30 bucks is a lot for a digital comics only.

Being a digital comic is not the problem. The circumstances are.

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#8 Posted by DonFelipe (2327 posts) - - Show Bio
@ultimate_knight said:

I have not gotten too far into Mr. Robert's Harbinger run yet so I do not really know.

I am not sure if this "Alpha Beast" will be making an appearance in the modern day or not.

There could be connections, but I did not really pay much attention to Britannia's setting and lore, but the character first and I have not read the "second volume" as of late.

Yes, the solicitation is a little vague about it.... perhaps Solomon's bulldog (Diablo) can turn into that creature at full moon? (jk)

The demon entity Axia discovers in Britannia is seen consuming its victims, too. The same entity is possibly seen at the end of the Immortal Brothers one-shot meaning it would be still around during the Dark Ages and King Arthur's reign respectively. Even Mr. Twist from Shadowman could have (had) a connection to that demon entity. :)

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#9 Posted by DonFelipe (2327 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not a huge fan of this game exclusive digital only thing either.

It's got a Valiant logo on it.

Valiant comics should be accessible to everyone for a reasonable price.

This almost feels like another Legends of the Geomancer stunt except for not (yet!) having anything to do with the rest of the Valiant Universe. Then again, the Valiant logo is on it and it looks like it could be an interesting story regardless.

I think for both companies there would be benefits of releasing this as a print comic. Being a one-shot it would easily sell a few thousand copies. It would help Ninja Theory to reach out to people who may not know about the company and game yet.

Out of curiosity, how much will this game cost approx.?

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#10 Posted by DonFelipe (2327 posts) - - Show Bio

Alpha Beast? Is it this particular character you are referring to?

Another sick cover by Lewis Larosa

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"HARBINGER RENEGADE #6

A HISTORIC HARBINGER MOMENT! After “MASSACRE”…witness the brutal beginning of the Renegades’ murderous new foe!

At the height of the Dark Ages, one of the world’s first psiots has made a terrible discovery: he is not alone. Lurking in the shadows, a mind as sadistic as it is powerful waits – a predator with a darkness so great, it will consume any rivals that dare reveal themselves. How will the secret of these legendary figures come to bear on the modern day… and how will it shape the catastrophic Harbinger War that is to come?!

“MASSACRE” enters an insidious interlude revealing the origin of the Valiant Universe’s greatest threat, as Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA) plot the next step in the road to HARBINGER WARS 2!"

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Based on the solicitation I reckon "the Alpha" is not one of the world's first psiots but the predator that we see on these covers assuming it's the same creature and predator on both covers (or all of issue #6's covers). I guess Larosa just went a little further than the other artist/s.

By the way, could there be any connection to what Axia discovered in Britannia?