Valiant’s supernatural hero takes a “shocking” new direction behind new artist Roberto De La Torre and writer Peter Milligan.
When a troubled young man with a history of violence and a penchant for blackouts meets an overwhelming source of power with a mystical scythe, the results are doomed to be destructive. A voodoo loa has possessed Jack Boniface – or so he believes. But after Jack awakens in an alleyway covered in blood, he embarks on a journey across lands of shadows and death to discover if he can expel the dark force that’s seized control of his life…and which may be responsible for a violent rampage throughout New Orleans…
Shadowman has been one of the best books in the Valiant stable, month in and month out, so I’m not sure why the shake-up. Though if the preview is anything to go by, it does look like it’s going to be just as good if not better than it has been.
Bringing the book into an even darker corner, maybe something even more macabre (if that’s possible) where Jack himself doesn’t really know if the Loa is good or bad, could bring a lot more personal strife to Shadowman and set up a ‘year 2’ nicely. So much of what works in superhero books is the internal struggles that the characters themselves have after all.
Find out just what’s haunting Jack Boniface when Shadowman #13 hits shelves on December 4th. And don’t forget to pick up Bleeding Cool magazine #7 in November to get a free copy of Shadowman #13x, a special prelude issue for the new story arc, bagged right in with the mag.