Review: A fellow bookstagramer (redstarreviews) recommend Valiant comics to me and I was immediately drawn to Shadowman. The idea of a voodoo gods and heroics together sounded intriguing. I was not disappointed.
There is a mystery surrounding Jack Boniface, a mix of terror and blood, lost amulets, dead parents and the legacy of the Shadowman. Not all gets explained in this story but enough so you aren’t left bereft and unfulfilled.
The art was crisp and clear, and the colors were vibrant, blood so red it seems wet on the page. The subtle swirls of black, grey, and purples made the other world chilling and horrific. The artists and colorists captured New Orleans well – I could almost smell it. The story was fast-paced, tense, and dark. I actually worried for the good guys. All around, an enjoyable graphic novel, with one hell of a central character. I will most defiantly be ready more of this story.
Bookmarks: 4 of 5
Year Published: 2012
Date Finished: 4-29-2017