The Shadow Over Innsmouth #1
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The Shadow Over Innsmouth #1

Writer: Ron Marz Artist: Ivan Rodriguez Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 30, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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The fog-shrouded town of Innsmouth holds deep secrets. There are legends of inhuman creatures raised from the depths, of supernatural rites and elder gods from beyond. When Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane find themselves trapped in Innsmouth, terrible truths will surface ... truths only the Shadow can know.

Writer Ron Marz and artist Matthew Dow Smith tell a Shadow story like no other, placing the pulp avenger in H.P. Lovecraft's famous setting for a truly inspired one-shot that could only be called "The Shadow Over Innsmouth."

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Denise Blakely Jul 30, 2014

    The story bored me a little. Then I reminded myself that Marz and Rodriguez were paying homage to classics from the 1930s, which puts thinking about this book into a different light. It was well-blended. For anyone who didn't know that it's a crossover between two classics, it's indistinguishable. My favorite aspect is that the title didn't have to change from Lovecraft's original work; here it just takes on a different meaning. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Jul 30, 2014

    The Shadow Over Innsmouth is a pulpy detective story that makes good use of The Shadow. While it doesn't quite use the H.P. Lovecraft settings and influences to the fullest, it's still an enjoyable story. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    We The Nerdy - Kierra Prince Jul 30, 2014

    The only thing I can't complain about is Ivan Rodriguez' stellar art. It works remarkably well with The Shadow as a character and the panels that invoke Lovecraft are full of macabre creatures and details like the overpowering dense fog. His art does a better job at branching the story ideas together than Marz' writing. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jul 30, 2014

    I think in many ways The Shadow Over Innsmouth is a comic for the wrong time. If this had come out in the 90s maybe I would've received it better but nowadays we really aren't hurting for Lovecraftian stories and a lot of the good ones we have are really damn good like Welcome to Nightvale or, again, True Detective so something as mediocre as The Shadow Over Innsmouth really just isn't necessary. At the same time it's not a very interesting or unique Shadow story as he's just fighting more bloodthirsty Scooby Doo villains and again we aren't really hurting for Shadow comics now a days either. In the end The Shadow Over Innsmouth is just a quick little one and done comic that wants to be Lovecraft without the Lovecraft, that's like trying to be Pixar without the Pixar and all that gets you is Cars, not recommended. Read Full Review

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