The Shadow #22

The Shadow #22

Writer: Chris Roberson Artist: Giovanni Timpano Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: February 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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The search for the girasol's secret has lead The Shadow from the dark streets of Manhattan to the snowy wastes of Siberia and the vaunted peaks of the Himalayas. Now his journey brings him to the steaming jungles of Guatemala. But is he one step closer to the mystery's solution, or to his own grave?

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 14, 2014

    A change of venue you shouldn't miss. The Shadow's vengeance is not confined to just the urban jungle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Scott Cosby Jun 20, 2014

    Timpanos art has dynamic layouts and shapes being used for the panel arrangement. It really draws the reader into the story, and the jungle landscapes are very lush and realistic. There is a flashback sequence that really stands out as well. Timpano has a real touch for showing the storys historical moments in stylized flashback sequences. The colors are rich throughout the issue, but especially during the big gun battle scene. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Feb 6, 2014

    The Shadow #22 is exactly what fans have come to expect. A quality romp with some wit, a side of social commentary and an unflinching resolve toward justice. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 5, 2014

    This issue was definitely better than the last two, though at the moment you may find yourself struggling to stay interested when you feel like you just want to see The Shadow and more of him than anything else given attention. That is not to say that this story is bad, though it's a double edge sword to go for a plot that doesn't entirely give you everything that you may usually want to see from The Shadow. Maybe picking up the pace may change this, but it is just good to see that there is still clear progress towards what The Shadow is looking for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Feb 7, 2014

    On the art side of things, it's pretty above average. There are some severely wonky perspective shots here and there and some surprisingly heavy inking on character faces, but nothing unforgivable (also the cover's a complete lie). Overall this issue does a lot wrong, but to no great extent while only doing 1 thing that right but getting it very right; it'll probably go down for me as the bench mark for future reviews where I need a definitive example of barely adequate, but adequate none the less, skirting into a recommendation by the skin of its teeth. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Feb 5, 2014

    The Shadow went on a journey that led him in a big circle. This is a story that's very much more about the destination than the journey, but it looks like things are going to be rather explosive next month. Roberson is playing the long game with this one so we'll just have to wait and see how things unfold. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 11, 2014

    By the end of the issue The Shadow is prepared to return to New York which brings up an interesting point. Although it has showed off the character in various locales, while providing bread crumbs to the mysterious vigilante's past, the trip is actually a complete failure as The Shadow learns nothing of interest in any of these stops. The final stop on his journey is the least interesting of the bunch, so its probably a good time to get him back to New York City. For fans. Read Full Review

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