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In 2016, a new take on the ''[=DeathMate=]'' storyline was confirmed to be in the works - one that should hopefully come out on time and avoid crippling the industry again. This turned out to be a misdirect to a new character named Deathmate in the pages of Valiant comic Bloodshot Reborn, with no relation to the previous storyline.

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In 2016, a new take on the ''[=DeathMate=]'' storyline was confirmed to be in the works - one that should hopefully come out on time and avoid crippling the industry again. This turned out to be a misdirect to a new character named '''named''' Deathmate in the pages of Valiant comic Bloodshot Reborn, ''ComicBook/{{Bloodshot}} Reborn'', with no relation to the previous storyline.


The premise behind the crossover was simple: ''[[ComicBook/DoctorSolar Solar: Man of the Atom]]'', and ''ComicBook/WildCATS''' Void met, had sex, and this "begins to unravel the strands of time, creating an AlternateUniverse where Image and Valiant characters exist side by side".

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The premise behind the crossover was simple: ''[[ComicBook/DoctorSolar [[ComicBook/DoctorSolar Solar: Man of the Atom]]'', Atom]] and ''ComicBook/WildCATS''' Void met, had sex, and this "begins to unravel the strands of time, creating an AlternateUniverse where Image and Valiant characters exist side by side".


In 2016, a new take on the ''[=DeathMate=]'' storyline was confirmed to be in the works - one that should hopefully come out on time and avoid crippling the industry again.

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In 2016, a new take on the ''[=DeathMate=]'' storyline was confirmed to be in the works - one that should hopefully come out on time and avoid crippling the industry again.
again. This turned out to be a misdirect to a new character named Deathmate in the pages of Valiant comic Bloodshot Reborn, with no relation to the previous storyline.

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* TheCameo: Creator/ToddMcfarlane was not involved in ''Deathmate'', but he did allow his character Al Simmons (the human form of ComicBook/{{Spawn}}) to make a cameo in ''Deathmate Red''.


However, Valiant's and Image's writers knew nothing about the other company's characters, resulting in a ton of CharacterDerailment. This wasn't the worst problem plaguing the series, either: Valiant (as a byproduct of its unique real-time continuity system) was super serious about shipping schedules and deadlines, and produced all its contributions on time. Image, on the other hand, was notorious for its ScheduleSlip, so, the Valiant half of ''Deathmate'' was produced on time, but the Image half was produced late. Particularly, Creator/RobLiefeld produced his issue, ''Deathmate Red'', a year late, and his contribution to the Valiant-published Prologue issue was completed only after Valiant editor-in-chief Bob Layton came to his house, [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave refused to leave until it was done]] and inked it in a hotel room.

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However, Valiant's and Image's writers knew nothing about the other company's characters, resulting in a ton of CharacterDerailment.OutOfCharacter. This wasn't the worst problem plaguing the series, either: Valiant (as a byproduct of its unique real-time continuity system) was super serious about shipping schedules and deadlines, and produced all its contributions on time. Image, on the other hand, was notorious for its ScheduleSlip, so, the Valiant half of ''Deathmate'' was produced on time, but the Image half was produced late. Particularly, Creator/RobLiefeld produced his issue, ''Deathmate Red'', a year late, and his contribution to the Valiant-published Prologue issue was completed only after Valiant editor-in-chief Bob Layton came to his house, [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave refused to leave until it was done]] and inked it in a hotel room.


* {{Dystopia}}: Two of them: one ruled by the genocidal tyrant Toyo Harada and another controlled by Mother May I.
* DeusExMachina / EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: Union somehow shields the two universes from the effects of Void and Solar kissing]].

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%% * {{Dystopia}}: Two of them: one ruled by the genocidal tyrant Toyo Harada and another controlled by Mother May I.
%% * DeusExMachina / DeusExMachina: [[spoiler: Union somehow shields the two universes from the effects of Void and Solar kissing]].
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EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: Union somehow shields the two universes from the effects of Void and Solar kissing]].



* LegacyCharacter: The Geomancers.

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* YouKilledMyFather: Magnus wants to kill Battlestone for this reason.

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%% * YouKilledMyFather: Magnus wants to kill Battlestone for this reason.

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''Deathmate'' was a 6-part comic book crossover between Valiant Comics and Image Comics, published from September 1993 to February 1994.


The advertisement for ''Deathmate'' said "Their love will end worlds!" While it was talking about Solar and Void, it could also be said to be true of Valiant and Image. This disastrous "pairing" did indeed destroy worlds: It helped [[UsefulNotes/TheGreatComicsCrashOf1996 destroy the world]] where the comic book industry makes $500 million per year. It [[CreatorKiller destroyed the world where Valiant Comics so much as existed]], much less was the third highest selling comic company. And it destroyed the world of small comic book shops, many of which went out of business.

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The advertisement for ''Deathmate'' said "Their love will end worlds!" While it was talking about Solar and Void, [[ReviewIronicEcho it could also be said to be true of Valiant and Image.Image]]. This disastrous "pairing" did indeed destroy worlds: It helped [[UsefulNotes/TheGreatComicsCrashOf1996 destroy the world]] where the comic book industry makes $500 million per year. It [[CreatorKiller destroyed the world where Valiant Comics so much as existed]], much less was the third highest selling comic company. And it destroyed the world of small comic book shops, many of which went out of business.


* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Issue Black has different setting than the other issues, which focus on the Toyo Harada's dystopia. The issue, rather than focusing on previously established characters, focuses on Gen13 and serves as their introductory story,

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Issue Black has different setting than the other issues, which focus on the Toyo Harada's dystopia. The issue, rather than focusing on previously established characters, focuses on Gen13 ComicBook/Gen13 and serves as their introductory story,


The premise behind the crossover was simple: ''[[ComicBook/DoctorSolar Solar: Man of the Atom]]'', and ''ComicBook/WildCATs''' Void met, had sex, and this "begins to unravel the strands of time, creating an AlternateUniverse where Image and Valiant characters exist side by side".

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The premise behind the crossover was simple: ''[[ComicBook/DoctorSolar Solar: Man of the Atom]]'', and ''ComicBook/WildCATs''' ''ComicBook/WildCATS''' Void met, had sex, and this "begins to unravel the strands of time, creating an AlternateUniverse where Image and Valiant characters exist side by side".


The advertisement for ''Deathmate'' said "Their love will end worlds!" While it was talking about Solar and Void, it could also be said to be true of Valiant and Image. This disastrous "pairing" did indeed destroy worlds: It helped [[UsefulNotes/TheGreatComicsCrashOf1996 destroyed the world]] where the comic book industry makes $500 million per year. [[CreatorKiller It destroyed]] the world where Valiant Comics so much as existed, much less was the third highest selling comic company. And it destroyed the world of small comic book shops, many of which went out of business.

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The advertisement for ''Deathmate'' said "Their love will end worlds!" While it was talking about Solar and Void, it could also be said to be true of Valiant and Image. This disastrous "pairing" did indeed destroy worlds: It helped [[UsefulNotes/TheGreatComicsCrashOf1996 destroyed destroy the world]] where the comic book industry makes $500 million per year. It [[CreatorKiller It destroyed]] destroyed the world where Valiant Comics so much as existed, existed]], much less was the third highest selling comic company. And it destroyed the world of small comic book shops, many of which went out of business.



In 2016, a new take on the ''[=DeathMate=]'' storyline was confirmed to be in the works - one that should hopefully avoid crashing the industry again.

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In 2016, a new take on the ''[=DeathMate=]'' storyline was confirmed to be in the works - one that should hopefully come out on time and avoid crashing crippling the industry again.


''[[ComicBook/DoctorSolar Solar: Man of the Atom]]'', and ''ComicBook/WildCATs''' Void met, had sex, and this "begins to unravel the strands of time, creating an AlternateUniverse where Image and Valiant characters exist side by side".

Valiant's and Image's writers knew nothing about the other company's characters, resulting in a ton of CharacterDerailment. You see, Valiant (as a byproduct of its unique real-time continuity system) was super serious about shipping schedules and deadlines, and produced all its contributions on time. Image, on the other hand, was notorious for its ScheduleSlip, so, the Valiant half of ''Deathmate'' was produced on time, but the Image half was produced late. (Creator/RobLiefeld produced his issue, ''Deathmate Red'', a year late, and his contribution to the Valiant-published Prologue issue was completed only after Valiant editor-in-chief Bob Layton came to his house, [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave refused to leave until it was done]] and inked it in a hotel room.)

By the time the Image half came out, interest in it had dried up, but shop owners had pre-ordered massive numbers of issues when the cross-over had started, and were now left with mountains of unsaleable comics. This, more than any other single event, contributed to the collapse of the comic industry in the '90s. ''Deathmate'' was also one of the events that lead to the fall of Valiant Comics, as it flooded the company with Image artists, and caused a fundamental shift in the way the company was run.

The advertisement for ''Deathmate'' said "Their love will end worlds!" While it was talking about Solar and Void, it could also be said to be true of Valiant and Image. This disastrous "pairing" did indeed destroy worlds: It destroyed the world where the comic book industry makes $500 million per year. [[CreatorKiller It destroyed]] the world where Valiant Comics so much as existed, much less was the third highest selling comic company. And it destroyed the world of small comic book shops, many of which went out of business.

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The premise behind the crossover was simple: ''[[ComicBook/DoctorSolar Solar: Man of the Atom]]'', and ''ComicBook/WildCATs''' Void met, had sex, and this "begins to unravel the strands of time, creating an AlternateUniverse where Image and Valiant characters exist side by side".

However, Valiant's and Image's writers knew nothing about the other company's characters, resulting in a ton of CharacterDerailment. You see, This wasn't the worst problem plaguing the series, either: Valiant (as a byproduct of its unique real-time continuity system) was super serious about shipping schedules and deadlines, and produced all its contributions on time. Image, on the other hand, was notorious for its ScheduleSlip, so, the Valiant half of ''Deathmate'' was produced on time, but the Image half was produced late. (Creator/RobLiefeld Particularly, Creator/RobLiefeld produced his issue, ''Deathmate Red'', a year late, and his contribution to the Valiant-published Prologue issue was completed only after Valiant editor-in-chief Bob Layton came to his house, [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave refused to leave until it was done]] and inked it in a hotel room.)

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By the time the Image half actually came out, interest in it had dried up, but shop owners had pre-ordered massive numbers of issues when the cross-over had started, and were now left with mountains of unsaleable unsellable comics. This, more than any other single event, contributed to the collapse of the comic industry in the '90s. ''Deathmate'' was also one of the events that lead to the fall of Valiant Comics, as it flooded the company with Image artists, and caused a fundamental shift in the way the company was run.

The advertisement for ''Deathmate'' said "Their love will end worlds!" While it was talking about Solar and Void, it could also be said to be true of Valiant and Image. This disastrous "pairing" did indeed destroy worlds: It helped [[UsefulNotes/TheGreatComicsCrashOf1996 destroyed the world world]] where the comic book industry makes $500 million per year. [[CreatorKiller It destroyed]] the world where Valiant Comics so much as existed, much less was the third highest selling comic company. And it destroyed the world of small comic book shops, many of which went out of business.



* CrossOver: Of Image Comics and Valiant Comics.

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* CrossOver: Of Between Image Comics and Valiant Comics.

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* DelayedRippleEffect: In the year 3000 AD, the destruction of the universe in the present causes the world to disappear a la Film/BackToTheFuture.

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* YouKilledMyFather: Magnus wants to kill Battlestone for this reason.

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