The Shadow Special 2014 #1

The Shadow Special 2014 #1

Writer: Phil Hester Artist: Ivan Rodriguez Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 14, 2015 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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The weed of crime, which once grew madly in the rich soil of the Great Depression, is now withering on the streets of New York. A new factory has sprung up among the shuttered sweatshops, sweeping the city's most notorious criminals and desperate lowlifes into its employ. When The Shadow's loyal operative Jericho Druke infiltrates the works, he finds it run by a fascist, technocratic madman bent on fomenting the racial tensions that threaten to shatter the United States. The Shadow and his team must destroy this Factory of Death before its lethal product poisons a nation.

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Jan 16, 2015

    It is a pleasure to see what happens when a creative team of this quality is assembled. It is unfortunate that this is only a one shot. Hopefully, Dynamite will keep this team together. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 14, 2015

    The Shadow Special 2014: Death Factory is a solid story that you should pick up mostly if The Shadow is someone you favor. It's the same Shadow, just a different mission as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 6, 2015

    The Shadow Special 2014: Death Factory doesn't try to be politically correct for the reading audience, but instead embraces the time period the story take place. This means there are going to be some very troubling situations that from a modern perspective, may be considered a no-no. I appreciate that Phil Hester didn't water down the story, but for those who are sensitive on matters of race, language, and violence, you may want to skip this book. I liked the story a great deal, and the horrific nature of several key points strikes home how bad a villain can be and why it takes strong people to bring them down. I'm a bit put off by the $7.99 price tag, but 48 pages of content it offsets the pinch to the wallet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Jan 14, 2015

    Overall, I can only really recommend buying this book if you're a big fan of The Shadow. I can't justify paying $7.99 for this book even if it is 48 pages. I enjoyed this book for the most part, but for me it didn't do enough to stand out from other titles on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Garry Quigley Jan 14, 2015

    At times the pace of this issue is mid-judged and the development of the story and character suffers from it. However, despite this Hester has written a fun story which captures 1930 depression-era America well and readers will enjoy if they've got a free evening. Read Full Review

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