The Punisher and Eminem

I'm all for crossovers as much as the next comic book fan. Sometimes though those crossovers break through the wall that contains that universe and stretches into other avenues of media. Take for example a recent Marvel teamup pairing The Punisher with Eminem. No, you didn't misread that. It really happened. Featured on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited, Punisher/Eminem: Kill You pits Punisher against Eminem AND Barracuda. Yipes. The story is by Fred Van Lente and Salvador Larocca and is currently available. Look, I believe in crossovers. This seems kind of like a forced promotional crossover that I think stretches the Marvel brand a little thin. Eminem? Really? What does he have to do with comics? I've never known him to be a huge fan, and that of course doesn't preclude Marvel from making such an arrangement with Eminem. The agreement just seems extremely unnatural and I don't really know what it's going to accomplish. I haven't read the comic, but I have the distinct feeling that the end of the issue features the three players getting together for a beer or something and showing respect for each other's grit. In other words, everyone wins. The Punisher and Eminem


  1. well he does have a new album coming out this month is probably why


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