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Harbinger Comics in a Movie

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So I am watching this awesomely weird and dark comedic movie staring Ryan Reynolds . . .

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It's really good . . but you have to have a dark sense of humor and not be bothered by violence . . and if you are interested at all, go in as blind as possible . . don't read anything else about it.

The reason I am posting this here though is that the main character (Ryan Reynolds) has some Harbinger (VEI) comic books by his bed. I know Ryan is a huge comic book fan so I have to believe this is him adding this touch to his character. Which means he has to be a Valiant fan because of the subject matter and what it means to his character.

This has to be the first appearance of Harbinger Comics in a movie right . . :)

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I believe that you may be right about this being the first time it was in a film. There may have been an advert with Jonathan Ross featuring X-O Manowar maybe?

It could also be a sponsorship thing. Maybe one of the producers asked Valiant to give money to the film, or at least donate a few comics to the production. Adi Shankar, one of the producers, is also a fan of comics, so he could have donated the comics as well.

p.s. The movie was really good. Ryan Reynolds is an extremely talented actor.

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Now that you mention it, I remember that from WAY back. Great observation and thanks for the post. :clap:

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The not so great movie Comic Book Villains had a comic shop full of old Valiant comics in the background.

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VEI should send Reynolds some gold issues. It couldn't hurt, right? :?

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Andy wrote:The not so great movie Comic Book Villains had a comic shop full of old Valiant comics in the background.
It wasn't a bad movie. I used to have it on DVD until I loaned it to a guy at the local comic shop.

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Even the Ultraverse can do it ...

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depluto pulled that out of his Felix bag of trix. :?

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As pointed out by Pixierosa elsewhere, the movie Unbreakable has a ton of classic Valiant books in a scene as well - including a few Harbinger issues. It was pretty cool, there were a lot of them in it. Sorry, I don't have the pic to post here to show it.
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grendeljd wrote:As pointed out by Pixierosa elsewhere, the movie Unbreakable has a ton of classic Valiant books in a scene as well - including a few Harbinger issues. It was pretty cool, there were a lot of them in it. Sorry, I don't have the pic to post here to show it.
Just rewatched Unbreakable recently... what a great concept. I'd love to see VEI do a comic like this; a normal guy starts to realize he has super strength and an unbreakable nature... VH1 Shadowman without the costume or spider alien origin.

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Screenshot or it did not happen.

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jmatt wrote:
grendeljd wrote:As pointed out by Pixierosa elsewhere, the movie Unbreakable has a ton of classic Valiant books in a scene as well - including a few Harbinger issues. It was pretty cool, there were a lot of them in it. Sorry, I don't have the pic to post here to show it.
Just rewatched Unbreakable recently... what a great concept. I'd love to see VEI do a comic like this; a normal guy starts to realize he has super strength and an unbreakable nature... VH1 Shadowman without the costume or spider alien origin.
I haven't seen it in a very long time - I recall enjoying it up to a point but somewhere around the end was a bit of a let down... I should watch it again. Interesting idea & comparison, jmatt - it is a good character driven plot mechanic.
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Lady Oiorpata wrote:Screenshot or it did not happen.
Haha! I'll try to find it :thumb:
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