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Preview: Shadowman #5 launches the Valiant U into Deadside War

Deadside War is coming to the pages of Valiant Comics, and it’s set to click off 2022 in creepy style. Catch a short preview right here before it starts.

The War is almost here

Yeah, Valiant Comics might’ve been laying a little low this past year+, but that’s about to come to a close. The year 2022 is set to be a big one fo the publisher, who has dubbed it the Year of Valiant. It should be a good one at the very least, with the return of some Valiant mainstays and big storylines.

And starting things off is one such arc, Deadside War. Featuring the return of Shadowman and Punk Mambo, two fan favorites, part 1 of Deadside War will bring the rampaging undead across from the afterlife to the Earthly realm.

Cullen Bunn and artist Pedro Andreo will be delivering this one, which sounds like it might make Shadowman fans grin with ghastly delight.

Jack Boniface is SHADOWMAN, the brave and powerful supernatural protector who keeps humanity safe from the deadly creatures that dwell within the dimension known as the Deadside. When more and more of these nightmarish creatures start clawing into the world of the living, Jack won’t be able to stand alone against the global threat. “We’re seeing Blights — tears in the fabric of reality between our world and the Deadside — opening with increased frequency and increased supernatural mayhem,” said New York Times bestselling writer CULLEN BUNN. “It will also awaken some old adversaries who might be too much even for the combined might of our heroes. All this brings us to the titular war, which could rip the entirety of the Valiant Universe apart.” 

Rising star artist PEDRO ANDREO aims to pull fans right into Cullen’s haunting story. “I wanted to capture the horror, stress, and oppression that an actual zombie attack would have in a city that wasn’t expecting it,” stated Pedro. “I couldn’t decide on whether I wanted slow zombies or running zombies so I went with a little bit of both. Both types of zombies! Could you imagine? That would be a nightmare.” 

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Deadside War arrives with Shadowman #5 on January 19th, 2022.

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