The Shadow #0

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Colton Worley Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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Secrets of the Shadow's past are revealed as he meets Houdini! The Shadow infiltrates sanctum of an esoteric society of murderous magicians who are hellbent on escaping the ultimate trap--death itself! In order to thwart their plans, though, he must evade twisted traps and solve spellbinding puzzles. A good--or evil--magician never reveals his secrets... but the Shadow knows.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Jul 16, 2014

    This issue alone made me a fan of The Shadow, so if you're a fan of vigilante and pulp noir-type stories, you owe it to yourself to check this book out. If you're already reading the series this purchase is a no-brainer. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Rob Severns Jul 23, 2014

    Utilizing a character that has existed for the better part of a century is a daunting task, let alone one that has remained largely unchanged since its inception. As a longtime fan of the character, I am very excited to see where the latest iteration of The Shadow goes. Not pulling any punches and blasting, pistols first off the page, The Shadow will be a series to keep an eye on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Jul 16, 2014

    Dynamite is working to a pre-sold audience here. As a label, they have done so much lately to revive some of the old heroes from the pulp era. Here, they continue to bring some of the great characters of my youth back to life for a new generation. I am glad to see that they are doing it with a well-thought-out mixture of respect for the source material and fresh ideas for a modern era. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 16, 2014

    The Shadow #0 is everything you want to see from a story involving the Shadow. No vampires and no drawn out hunt for someone who doesn't really make you feel is worth it. It's sad that this is only a one-shot because Cullen Bunn proves that there are things to do with The Shadow that some don't take advantage of. He clearly likes the character and that's what makes this fun and worth picking up. Overall it's a good sign of things to come from Cullen Bunn as he does more with Dynamite in the near future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jul 15, 2014

    Join me in jumping into this title. It's a fun read that will entertain as well as inspire. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Jul 15, 2014

    This book is a solid foundation for a larger story, which while a little disappointing from an artistic perspective, is still a thoroughly riveting read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jul 21, 2014

    The pulps are alive and well at Dynamite Entertainment and The Shadow #0 is a shining example of how true that is. Cullen Bunn continues his hot streak of impressive comics while delivering dream of a pulp character team-up. The Shadow #0 also walks the walk with gorgeous panels from Colton Worley and Marc Rueda rounding out a one-shot more than worthy your attention as a reader. Are you watching closely? Dynamite Entertainment wants to show you something that will astound your very eyes - the mystery men of yesterday by the top talent of today. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jul 16, 2014

    The Shadow #0 does what it needs to do in order to craft a believable extension for this franchise. It offers a few secrets as it earns a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 16, 2014

    We've seen the origin and training of Batman ad nauseam, including time spent with DC's Houdini analog, Giovanni Zatara. Similar events for the Shadow, who predates Batman, come across as refreshing and intriguing. Bunn and Worley make a nice case in "The Shadow" #0 for a deeper exploration of the Shadow's training and early days. Taken on its own, this comic book is a fun adventure with historical connections certain to entertain any reader, regardless of their investment in the Shadow. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 22, 2014

    Although the final interaction between The Shadow and the widow is a bit clunky, the use of a secret cabal of magicians as bad guys with all kinds of tricks up their sleeves is an intriguing idea that is left open-ended when the villains manage to allude the vigilante's usual swift justice. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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