Shadow Doctor #1
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Shadow Doctor #1

Writer: Peter Calloway Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: February 17, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Years in the making, this is the true story of writer Peter Calloway's grandfather, Nathaniel
Calloway, a Black man who graduated from medical school in the early 1930's. Unable to get work at any Chicago hospitals because he was Black, and unable to secure a loan from a bank to start his own practice because he was Black, he turned to another source of money in
Prohibition-era Chicago: the Mafia, run by none other than Al Capone.

As Calloway himself says, "On the one hand, his story represents the promise of Ameri-ca. On the other hand, it shows the worst of it."

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 17, 2021

    There's a lot of good detail to be had in this book but what I'm the happiest about is that Peter Calloway was able to make this completely accessible with the time period, the characters, and moving around in the timeline so that you get the scope of things. I always dread first issues because so many forget how to set the foundations to bring readers into it rather than frustrating them. Here, he makes me want to know all about Nathaniel's story from the mafia time driving the trucks to the struggle to find work as a doctor and beyond. And to see what has haunted him for years so as to not tell his family about it until his deathbed. Georges Jeantry brings it to life beautifully and captures the places and people with really great style that lets you feel like these are real lived-in places, not just notes for a story design. I'm excited to see what comes. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Feb 17, 2021

    If you're still on the fence about this book, then I wanted to end with this line from the writer taken from the preview text “On the one hand, his story represents the promise of America. On the other hand, it shows the worst of it.” Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Feb 19, 2021

    The script for "Shadow Doctor" #1 is outstanding, but the artwork is somehow off target. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Feb 17, 2021

    This has all the makings of a great ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    the_comic_book_club Feb 17, 2021

    Shadow Doctor
    Issue: 1
    “Family History”

    Publisher: @aftershockcomics
    Writer: Peter Calloway
    Artist: @kabalounge
    Colorist: @juancho.velez25
    Letterer: @brick_monster
    Cover: @markchidc
    Editor: @mikejmarts

    Shadow Doctor is a true story about its writer’s grandfather. This story follows Nathaniel Calloway, a doctor in the 1930s, who is unable to find work in Chicago hospitals or obtain a loan to open his own private practice because he is black. Desperate for work, Nathaniel turns to another source of money in Prohibition-era Chicago: the Mafia, run by none other than Al Capone.

    Let me start out but saying that it’s extremely cool that this is a true story more

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