Shadow Show #1

Shadow Show #1

Writer: Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella Artist: Charles Paul Wilson Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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In Shadow Show, acclaimed writers and come together to pay tribute to the work of the one and only Ray Bradbury, the incomparable literary artist who has given us such timeless classics as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Dandelion Wine. Up first is "By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain," written by Joe Hill and adapted by Jason Ciaramella (The Cape) and Charles Paul Wilson III (Wraith). In this haunting story, Gail and Joel, two young teens, form an unlikely bond over the discovery of a lifetime. But their lives will soon be changed, forever altered by what they found that foggy day by the silver waters of Lake Champlain.

  • 10
    Rhymes With Geek - Denise Blakely Nov 25, 2014

    This is a must read for fans of Bradbury as well as short stories. I'm super excited for the next four issues and can't wait to see what kinds of other stories were inspired by Bradbury's work. The next issue will be based on a story written by Neil Gaiman. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Nov 28, 2014

    Worthy of the name 'Bradbury,' and that is high praise, indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Nov 25, 2014

    Next month's installment will feature the short story from Neil Gaiman. Start collecting now as this is a series you're going to want every issue of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Dec 1, 2014

    "Every thought I have is colored by what I learned about these things from reading Ray Bradbury," muses Hill in an afterword. This was clearly a piece that inspired Hill, who explored loss and childhood extensively in his excellent and award-winning Locke and Key series. Jason Ciaramella does a capable job of distilling the 30-page short down into fewer comic book pages, while retaining the core truth of the piece. While it would have been nice to see these all represented as a single companion volume to the original stories, it will be curious to see these very personal stories unfold in words and pictures over the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Dec 10, 2014

    Despite it not being a completely true, one hundred percent adaptation of Joe Hill's original story, Jason Ciaramella has stayed as true as he can to the original, allowing not only Hill's work but his own to act as an opening ode to Ray Bradbury. Wilson and Mohler also give the reader a child-like insight into the story, much as the story itself did via narration. While there are some things that could have been cut, this is a good first entry into a series that acts as a love-story to Ray Bradbury's work. It's a must get if one is a Bradbury or Hill fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 26, 2014

    The concept of the story is cute and lovable, but with a twisted underbelly Bradbury fans should love. The art felt a bit off for my tastes, but it's still a sound tale. Read Full Review

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