Shadowman (2018) Volume 1: Fear of the Dark
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Shadowman (2018) Volume 1: Fear of the Dark

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DON'T FEAR YOUR DEMONS... FIGHT THEM!



Orphaned as a child and raised on the margins of society, Jack Boniface never knew his place in the world. Until he discovered it waiting for him... in a darkness far older than the reign of men...



Unbeknownst to him, Jack was fated to become the next in a long lineage of Shadowmen - mortals bound to violent voodoo spirits of immense power - that could safeguard our world against incursions from realms beyond.



For years, he struggled to control the loa's murderous urges - a battle he eventually lost.



But now, after years of self-imposed exile, the man once known as Shadowman is returning home to sharpen the weapon within...and unleash a reckoning on the evils of our world that will soon send shockwaves through heaven and hell alike...



Shadowman storms to the forefront of the Valiant Universe - more powerful, more terrifying, and more relentless than ever before - in an adrenaline-fueled ongoing series from superstar writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One, The Losers) and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (Action Comics)!



Collecting SHADOWMAN (2018) #1-3.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 163 x 254 x 13mm | 259g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1682152391
  • 9781682152393
  • 1,161,260

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LIBRARY JOURNAL -- Jack Boniface (Shadowman) is yanked
through a Deadside portal by way of a Louisiana swamp in order to save the world
from various voodoo-induced monsters. Shadowman's "soul-walking"
curse is precarious when traversing the thinly veiled existence between the real
and spirit worlds-but he must accept the danger to hold evil at bay. Friend and
abettor Alyssa Myles attempts to help Jack and others bring some kind of
resolution to the warring factions threatening to tear apart the very existence
of life. Launching a dangerous strategy of magic and incantations, the outgunned
cadre struggle to stand against the onslaught of darkness. Collects single
issues 1-3. This alluringly rendered volume from Diggle (The Losers;
Green Arrow: Year One), Segovia ( Action Comics), and Pollina
(X-Men: Rise of Apocalypse) presents a terrific blend of action and
intrigue. The art is vibrant, and the subject matter enticing. A beautiful
gallery is also included.
VERDICT Fans of
occult fantasy, African juju, or well-told dark vs. light sagas will find this
very satisfying.
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81 ratings
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4 37% (30)
3 41% (33)
2 9% (7)
1 1% (1)
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