The Shadow: Year One #3

The Shadow: Year One #3

Writer: Matt Wagner Artist: Wilfredo Torres Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 29, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Bear witness to the first time that The Shadow ever donned his costume in action!  When mobsters meet in secret at a meatpacking warehouse, they become the unfortunate first criminals to see the Master of Men's unsettling form.  Will any survive the ensuing carnage to warn their master?  Plus, Margo Lane and the debut of The Shadow's ultimate nemesis!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 29, 2013

    This book is the tether to which your enjoyment of comics is bound! Remember this bond! Get this book! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody May 29, 2013

    The Shadow: Year One has reintroduced one of pulps most enduring heroes in a new and entertaining way. This issue gets us even closer to The Shadow we know, but there's still a lot left to do and explore with the Year One theme. Wagner and company aim to please with this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux May 30, 2013

    Because it emphasizes confrontation and violence (of course), The Shadow: Year One #3 is the best issue of the series since the first issue. In fact, this third issue is a big improvement over issue #2, which writer Matt Wagner used to establish what are likely to be the dominate plot lines of this miniseries. That was a dialogue-heavy issue, with an emphasis on establishing the personalities, conflicts, motivations, etc. of the cast " besides The Shadow. There is not a thing wrong with that; it simply came across as flat in its execution. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze May 31, 2013

    I will say that the transition between parts of this issue felt a bit choppy, it felt like those 3 parts to the story were a bit rushed. Aside from that we have the villain of the story introduced, Dr. Zorn, and that should create an interesting conflict to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 29, 2013

    The Shadow: Year One #3 is a solid continuation that does exactly what it sets out to do, while offering a unique adventure to curious readers. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 4, 2013

    I had been assuming up until this point that he mysterious voice pushing the rival gangs into battle was that of The Shadow. This issue reveals the identity of a new villain, Dr. Zorn, whose abilities are eerily similar to our hero (although his methods are quite different). Worth a look. Read Full Review

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