The Shadow: Year One #6

The Shadow: Year One #6

Writer: Matt Wagner Artist: Wilfredo Torres Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: October 30, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

In the aftermath of a daring armored-car hijacking, Police Inspector Cardona first hears rumors of a mysterious, black clad vigilante whose merciless vendetta is accompanied by a spine-chilling laugh.  Despite his most ferocious attempts, The Shadow is frustrated by his continual inability to locate mob boss, Big Gun Massaretti.  Equally aggravated by his arrogant inability to value her input, The Shadow's fledgling agent, Margo Lane, endeavors to locate her former paramour on her own.  This hit series continues, for the first time ever, to unveil The Shadow's deepest secrets as imagined by Eisner Award-winning a more

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - PMcAleer Nov 5, 2013

    As for the art by Wilfredo Torres, he has a beautifully clean, crispway with the pencils that really depictthe pulpy, matinee movie aspect of this seminal character. My only criticism is that in the more kinetic moments his characters could do with a little more fluidity. But that's a minor quibble.Colours by Brennan Wagner serve to evoke the noirish, pulpy tone to the book. Lots of shadow (not the character) and various earth tones which really make our eponymous hero's famous red scarf leap from the page when he appears. There is the tendency for some characters clothes to blend into the background due to similar hues, but again its a minor flaw.Overall the team on this book are keeping us hooked in with an intriguing plot layered with a fascinating dynamic between between the Shadow and his nascent network of agents. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Patrick McAleer Nov 5, 2013

    As for the art by Wilfredo Torres, he has a beautifully clean, crispway with the pencils that really depictthe pulpy, matinee movie aspect of this seminal character. My only criticism is that in the more kinetic moments his characters could do with a little more fluidity. But that's a minor quibble.Colours by Brennan Wagner serve to evoke the noirish, pulpy tone to the book. Lots of shadow (not the character) and various earth tones which really make our eponymous hero's famous red scarf leap from the page when he appears. There is the tendency for some characters clothes to blend into the background due to similar hues, but again its a minor flaw.Overall the team on this book are keeping us hooked in with an intriguing plot layered with a fascinating dynamic between between the Shadow and his nascent network of agents. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Oct 30, 2013

    The Shadow: Year One is a great Shadow story, but it feels a little draggy in places. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 15, 2013

    Issue #6 plays on a common damsel in distress theme as Margo takes a foolish chance that puts her in danger with The Shadow nowhere in sight. Since we know Ms. Lane isn't destined to die, I'd expect The Shadow to make a miraculous save before returning to hunt down his true enemy. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 29, 2013

    The Shadow: Year One #6 is a good entry that spins a solid yarn. There are some shortcomings but when everything is taken into account it earns a recommendation. Read Full Review

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