Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Shadowman Rae Sremmurd #1

    I may know a  bit about comic books, but as a geezer I know squat about hip hop music.

   So I had no idea who or what Rae Sremmurd might be, and how they / it was connected to Shadowman.

   Turns out that they're real-life musicians, made up of brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi.

   According to this story, they gained success thanks to an agreement they signed with the Devil - which explains their quick success - but then the Devil shows up to claim their souls.

   The issue features a cameo by Dr. Mirage and takes us to the Deadside, where Shadowman lives and works to undo the curse.

   The story by Eliot Rahal is pretty straightforward - your typical "deal with the devil" kinda thing - but the art by Renato Guedes is tremendous, with a painted, realistic approach to the action and characters.

   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.

Grade: B+


1 comment:

Kevin Findley said...

What is drummers ear spelled backward supposed to mean anyway?

I might grab this just for the Dr. Mirage appearance.