Shadowman. Vol. 1, Fear the dark

Format: Print Book 2018
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Graphic Series GRAPHIC SERIES Shadowman
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Collection  First Floor - Graphic Series
Call Number  GRAPHIC SERIES Shadowman

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.
Shadowman #1-2 / writer, Andy Diggle ; art, Stephen Segovia ; colors, Ulises Arreola ; letterer, Simon Bowland
Shadowman #3 / writer, Andy Diggle ; art, Stephen Segovia and Adam Pollina ; colors, Ulises Arreola with David Baron ; letterer, Simon Bowland.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In the long-awaited but disappointing return of the Shadowman series, magic-user Alyssa travels into the bayou to track down the source of a curse. In a subsequent battle with the mammoth "grinder of bones," she accidentally rescues Jack Boniface, the Shadowman, from an alternate reality called the deadside. In the exposition-laden pages that follow, the energetic and skillful artwork doesn't quite make up for the fact that the story has begun to drag, even for newcomers to the series. More at issue is the caricature of Jack as a black man being painted by the narrative: violent, dangerous, and out of control. Alyssa steals the show as she's forced to counterbalance Jack's incapacity, using her magic to interrogate "voodoo spirits" and her intellect to guide him when he's impulsive or short-sighted ("Gotta do every thing my damn self," she sighs). The inherited series tropes aren't given fresh enough perspective to sell this revamp. Though the artwork is admirable, the mishmash of inaccurately portrayed spiritual traditions and stereotyped main characters makes it a missable entry in the genre. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Shadowman -- (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Supernatural -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Science fiction comics.
Graphic novels.
Superhero comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Publisher New York, NY :Valiant Entertainment LLC,2018
Other Titles Fear the dark
Shadowman (2018).
Contributors Diggle, Andy, author.
Segovia, Stephen, artist.
Pollina, Adam, artist.
Arreola, Ulises, illustrator.
Baron, David (David Andrew), illustrator.
Valiant Entertainment, publisher.
Audience Rated T+.
Language English
Notes "Contains material originally published in single magazine form as Shadowman (2017) #1-3"--Indicia.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781682152393
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