Valiant Entertainment released this teaser moments ago, and it could have some major implications for comics this summer.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Deathmate, it was a six-part crossover event between Valiant Comics and Image Comics way back in 1993 and 1994.
The plot evolved around a chance interdimensional meeting of two characters, Solar from Valiant and Void from Image’s WildC.A.T.s. The two became lovers, but their joining would mean the destruction of both comic book universes.
It is notable that only half of the Image founding members chose to take part. Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino, and Todd McFarlane were not involved, although Al Simmons makes a brief character appearance in Deathmate Red.
So, if this is indeed another Valiant/Image crossover, who will appear? Savage Dragon? Invincible? The Walking Dead?
There are a lot of people who are suddenly giddy over this teaser. There are probably also a number of people who are quietly muttering to themselves “This is the 90s all over again… the industry is doomed.”