The Shadow #2

The Shadow #2

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Aaron Campbell Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 16, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane fly west on Pan Am's fabulous China Clipper- but the golden age of air travel might just mean fiery death above the clouds for our heroes. In Shanghai, Major Tateo Kondo of Japanese military intelligence puts his own plans in motion, while his American counterparts struggle to catch up. The Shadow battles aerial assassins and worse, in part two of the six-part The Fire Of Creation.

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TaliAdina May 18, 2012

    Garth Ennis (The Punisher) sets the story back in its original setting the 1930's. The story had the feel of an Indian Jones adventure (the original film) with all of the action that occurs up in the sky. Speaking of the sky, Ennis and artist Aaron Campbell visually take readers for a loop with the opening splash page on the first page. Campbell wonderfully expresses all of the action and chaos that occurs on the plane.This issue was exciting and enjoyable and readers will definitely enjoy this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Jun 1, 2012

    I'm very happy to see The Shadow back in comics, and I'm even happier to see how Ennis and Campbell are treating the character. This is a dark, dangerous, charismatic character running around in the bigger-than-life setting of the 1930s. There's danger, intrigue, and mystery galore, making me want to come back for the next issue. I'd say that The Shadow is in very good hands. Criminals beware! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geekality - Josh Pierce May 16, 2012

    I think it comes as no shock that I say BUY this issue. What? You don't want to? Well you sir, you are no comic book fan at all. Would you rather pick up yet another DCNu book, or how about another pointless Marvel title. What you prefer them? Well then let me remind you that Garth Ennis made the Punisher important again, and he is doing the same thing with The Shadow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher May 14, 2012

    This is a stellar issue. It's an R-rated look at pulp heroes, and it doesn't pull any punches. If you always wondered what would happen if Baldwin or Ford could have let loose with their characters, and the bottom dollar wasn't the goal of the studio, this issue gives you a glimpse. I can't get away from the Indiana Jones motif that flows through the issue, and that isn't a negative in my book. I really got a kick out of reading this issue, and I'm giving The Shadow #2 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q May 22, 2012

    This is more than an invigoration of the character. Ennis' The Shadow is quite simply Nolan's Dark Knight against whoever it was that made Batman & Robin. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey May 16, 2012

    Aaron Campbell's art looks little cleaner this time around. He still plays heavily with shadows, but it doesn't confuse any of the characters like it did in the first issue. He gets a chance to draw another scene where The Shadow appears behind a bunch of baddies and wastes them in a hail of bullets. Seriously, there could be one of these pages in each issue and it wouldn't get old. It looks freaking fantastic. The only place Campbell really falters is when it comes to a fight between two female characters. It looks awkward and lacks any feeling of movement. Stiffness aside, it's a good looking book with plenty of darkness, both in the art and the storytelling. Read Full Review

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