Shadowman #2, Valiant

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Mixing superhero and horror action at a gripping pace, Shadowman #2 (Valiant Entertainment) continues to be a great supernatural thriller. With so much potential to unlock, Andy Diggle and Stephen Segovia’s Shadowman provide the perfect jumping-on point for new readers.

The malignant presence of Baron Samedi – a ravenous voodoo deity bent on consolidating power at all costs – seeks to infiltrate the mortal plane and claim the legacy of Shadowman for himself! With Jack and Alyssa act as defense against Samedi’s inhuman agenda, a monstrous new force is about to turn the Big Easy’s back alleys into its hunting ground.

Here are 5 reasons why you should get Shadowman #2:

5) What Happened Before…

For years, Jack Boniface struggled to control the loa’s murderous urges. After years of self-imposed exile, the man once known as Shadowman returned home. He never thought his reunion with Alyssa would turn out to be so much worse.

4) The Big Bad! 

In the second  installment, writer Andy Diggle continues the origin story angle, but not through the perspective of the protagonist. This time, readers are introduced to the cold-hearted antagonist, Mr. Sabatine. An interesting metaphor for vampirism, Sabatine feeds off the youth to stay young as his wealth dominates the top one percent.

3) The Artwork!

Artist Stephen Segovia captures the urban setting and the swamp grounds of New Orleans. Segovia really dives into the monsters action when Jack and Alyssa fight off a horde of zombies. Notice how Segovia keeps them both in the same panel during the action sequence.

2) The Colors!

Colorist Ulises Arreloa knows how to pop out the colors of Shadowman’s costume. Notice how the white make-up stands out against the dark shadows of his leather jacket.

1) A Great Thriller!

Overall, Shadowman #2 continues its exciting origin story by adding an interesting adversary. I can’t wait to get my hands on the third issue after that shocking plot twist!

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Shadowman #2 arrives in stores on April 25, 2018.

By Jorge Solis

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