Shadecraft #2

Writer: Joe Henderson Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 28, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 5
8.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

As if surviving high school wasn't hard enough, now Zadie has to contend with killer shadow monsters too. On the upside, her own shadow has come to life and is determined to protect her. So that should even things out...right? But what is up with the new school guidance counselor, who seems to know a lot more than she lets on??

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Apr 30, 2021

    Shadecraft #2 takes the dramatic start from the first issue and fleshes it out with nuance and intrigue. The blend of mystery and slice of life works well to create a compelling story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan May 5, 2021

    Henderson and Garbett are on the verge of providing what could be a really premier comic. There is still time to get issue #1 before this thing gets red hot! This book is well worth the investment and the cover art keeps getting better and better! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Apr 29, 2021

    This issue pulls back a bit from the shadowy horrors of the first issue in order to flesh out its main characters, leaning heavily into the fun dynamic of loving sibling rivalry attached to the pains of the high school world. Every page is a true artistic journey as the colors and imagery tell their own little stories in-between the story elevating the entire issue in a grand way. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen May 3, 2021

    OverallJoe Henderson has come up with a neat story idea for this book, which I continue to enjoy. I love the idea of a person's shadow being able to separate from them when they are in a coma. And also love the mystery surrounding why it has happened and how that will most likely tie into the shadows that have been attacking Zadie. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson May 4, 2021

    Shadecraft continues to pull me in with this chapter, further developing the characters and this world. Under other circumstances, I would want more answers by this point, but the way this comic has been laid out so far has definitely delivered. It's seeding in just the right amount of information to keep me intrigued and coming back for more. Shadecraft is off to a brilliant start. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Apr 28, 2021

    SHADECRAFT #2 expands this new universe with the perfect balance of mystery and drama. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Apr 28, 2021

    Shadecraft #2 is a fun-filled sibling rivalry issue that continues to flesh out the amazing characteristics of Zadie Chu and introduces her brother Ricky. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Henry Finn May 3, 2021

    Shadecraft succeeds at bringing together interesting characters with a fun premise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Apr 28, 2021

    The book isn't entirely playful, however, as it culminates with a potentially game-changing reveal for our hero, which has us counting down the days until the next chapter debuts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Apr 30, 2021

    Shadecraft, has a uniquely textured approach to its narrative. Which is why it nails so many aspects: to include the family coping mechanisms; how social media can be an ethical feedback guide; and how today's parents use technological Negative reinforcement as a parenting tool versus investigating if the child might need therapy. Like that solves anything. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea May 3, 2021

    'Shadecraft' #2 shows us the bond between Zadie and Ricky and how they navigate this new partnership. Henderson gives this series a lot of heart as well as humor and suspense. Garbett and Fabela give it a look and design all their own while adding depth and emotion to the characters. 'Shadecraft' is immensely entertaining and charming.  Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    On Comics Ground - Avalon Willowbloom May 21, 2021

    What seemed to be starting in issue one as a basic "Shadows = Grief" metaphor is shaping into a rather interesting mystery with charming and engaging, if somewhat generic, characters. Can't wait to see what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Apr 30, 2021

    Shadecraft #2 focuses on the characters here and not the plot. Specifically Zadie and her brother Ricky, as the comic takes the time to build the bond between them. The breakout character here is Ricky, being a lively and fun-loving character. The best parts of the comic are his interactions with Zadie and others as a living shadow that makes him stand out. However, the story of the living shadows takes a huge back seat to the brother-sister duo and almost feels forgotten until much later. Read Full Review

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