Shadowman #4

Writer: Andy Diggle Artist: Shawn Martinbrough Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: June 20, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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For years, Jack Boniface believed that he knew the true story of the Shadowman loa - the true story of the curse inside him. He was wrong.
For the first time, Jack Boniface is about to discover the long-hidden history of the supernatural power that became his birthright... Unmoored in time and space, the loa is about to reveal its untold dimensions...and now, the last defender of the wall between our realm and the Deadside is falling backwards through the astral void, finding himself face to face with his forebears across the centuries - from the paranoia-addled alleyw more

  • 8.9
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jun 22, 2018

    If this is the style of story that we're going to get with this arc, with Jack bouncing through various historical Shadowmen (and the cover certainly indicates this is the case) then I'm even more excited to see where Diggle takes the Shadowman. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 20, 2018

    Shadowman #4 is the start of Jack Boniface discovering the long-hidden history of the loa, and this trip through the past changes everything that is known so far. So far, this series has been worth the wait when there are no more distractions. Everything since the return of Jack and Alyssa has been rebuilding what has been neglected, and what has been ignored that brings answers to all that is wrong with the loa currently. This is one of those times where its hard to argue with the fact that knowledge is power. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Damien Becton Jun 20, 2018

    Shadowman #4 is another great entry into this run of the character. Andy Diggle continues to do an excellent job telling a great paced story with cool action beats that doesn't sacrifice characterization and development. With the great art, pencils, and colors bringing the script to life (regardless of the sudden and noticeable shift of artists), I think it's safe to say that this book deserves a spot on your pull-list if it isn't. Keep the good stuff coming, Shadowman team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Jun 21, 2018

    While Jack Boniface himself takes a literal and metaphysical backseat throughout the issue, new and existing fans will likely find his history compelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Jun 20, 2018

    Legacy is a powerful thing when used correctly, and the latest issue of Shadowman knocks that out of the park. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jun 19, 2018

    The brief excursion into the past is enough to give rise to hope. Perhaps Jack can learn from earlier incarnations how to control the loa. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Techaeris - Jason Falter Jun 21, 2018

    I just hope the next issue gets back to good storytelling. This is in my subscription list and I would hate to have to drop it just because politics has infected something else. This issue is set up as being a good jumping on point but I'd recommend getting 1 " 3 first, then reading this one. This one is not the book to judge this series on. When Shadowman sticks to the voodoo, the arcane, and the horror feel, it really embraces everything that it should be. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Sequential Planet - Ruston Fritcher Jun 21, 2018

    This issue starts a new story arc that is a good place to jump into the series. The story is very simple but it gives you a strong feeling of the characters and what the Shadowman is all about. The art can be a little distracting at times but does a good job of making the world look good. Give this one a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Jun 25, 2018

    "Shadowman" #4 isn't bad enough to be bad or good enough to be good, frustratingly in between for a series and premise with so much potential. Read Full Review

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