The Shadow #1

Writer: Si Spurrier Artist: Daniel HDR Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: August 9, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
7.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

For the better part of a century the Shadow's sinister laughter brought the chill of fear to evil-doers - but in our modern times, the streets of Manhattan have gone largely silent. But he is not forgotten. Not by the people he's saved. Mary Jerez, is one of those people. The Shadow saved her from a horrifying school shooting - Mary knows all too well what evil lurks in the hearts of men.  So when a horribly burnt man - incredibly strong and fierce, despite his terrible injuries- arrives under her care as a resident at the hospital - she believes she knows who he is, too. Is this mysterious man actually the Shadow - and with Mary's more

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Justin McCarty Sep 4, 2017

    The Shadow knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men because of the darkness within his own heart. Pick this book up if you haven't yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    SciFiPulse - Raissa Devereux Jul 31, 2017

    In short, while issue #1 is a solid start, Spurrier should be careful going forward. Otherwise, his POV character Mary could turn into an insufferably self-aware exposition machine. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Aug 10, 2017

    A riveting story that uses unconventional means to show why this book needs to exist right now. One of the best debuts Ive read in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 9, 2017

    It feels good to have another Shadow book in my pull-list again. The Shadow (Vol. 3) #1 was a great start full of intrigue and mystery. Mary Jerez is a solid main character who we get to know pretty organically and it does wonders having someone who knows him in present day. Moving a character to modern times means all-new, but familiar, even just to The Shadow is preferred. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Aaron Kessel Aug 2, 2017

    I felt that this debut issue of the Shadow was a great start to this incarnation of the character. Reasonably solid story and excellent art! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Aug 10, 2017

    Writers Si Spurrier and Dan Watters build an intriguingly different take on the franchise, one that hinges less on Lamont Cranston himself and more on a doctor-in-training named Mary caring for a burn victim who may or may not be the Shadow himself. Read Full Review

  • 7.5 - John McCubbin Aug 9, 2017

    The Shadow #1 may not be the best introductory issue the iconic pulp anti-hero has seen in his illustrious career, but it certainly is one of the more unique ones. Delivering a suspenseful tale, told from the perspective of a woman The Shadow once saved, the creative team produce a fresh concept that has the potential to become one of the character's greatest stories to date. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Paul Smerdon Aug 11, 2017

    The story as the perfect blend of clever dialogue and action to pull you in, I enjoy the nurse telling the story of the past and how it affects the now, the little twist at the end has me grasping for more of the Shadow and where has he been. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Aug 9, 2017

    In all, this issue does a good job of hooking the reader and I definitely want to read more. I’ve always been a sucker for a good old-fashioned pulp story, and this was a good opening for just that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 9, 2017

    The Shadow has had an illustrious career from a number of publishers. Don't forget, he actually pre-dates Batman. Dynamite has started this new volume with a less than knowing Shadow, which should help give this long-standing vigilante some knew life. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 17, 2017

    While the structure works for a single issue, The Shadow #1 fails to sell me on a new series set far after the glory days of the man who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Sep 2, 2017

    It's an interesting idea. If I said I wasn't a bit leery of how this is going to unfold, I'd be lying. At the same time, I'm curious to see the path writers Si Spurrier and Dan Watters are taking us down. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Aug 15, 2017

    Dynamite has had mostly good fortune publishing new Shadow adventures, but those have beenwritten by people familiar with the character, who were respectful to hisroots. The Lone Ranger belongs in the Old West. Sherlock Holmes belongs inVictorian England. The Shadow belongs in gangster-era New York. This currenteffort to modernize him, and bring him up to date 75+ years later, is in myopinion, misguided. Read Full Review

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