Shadowman #5

Writer: Andy Diggle Artist: Doug Braithwaite Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

"DEAD AND GONE" - PART 2! At last - the untold tale of Marius Boniface...the first Shadowman!

As slave catchers roam the scorched landscape in the closing days of the Civil War, there is little hope and even fewer chances of escape...except in the shadows! Enter: Marius Boniface - first bearer of the Shadowman loa and Jack Boniface's own great-great-great grandfather! But as the sun sets, the Shadowman's coming will lead to more than just a rebellion... Unstuck in time, Jack is about to come face-to-face with the first to bear his curse, and will finally learn the truth about the Shadowman legacy's connection to his family's doomed b more

  • 10 - Matthew Mueller Jul 18, 2018

    Shadowman #5 proves that when this series clicks, it really clicks. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jul 18, 2018

    That being said, what we do get is fantastic; a post Civil War era story set in the American West with a character that could easily live in your nightmares.Andy Diggleweaves a wonderful script thatDoug Braithwaiteillustrates masterfully. The only niggle with the art work comes withJose Villarrubria‘s colours that occasionally seem to wash out the art – now one could argue that's a depiction of the bright sun in the specific scenes, and I could be convinced of that. But ultimately… it still bothered me enough to take me out of an otherwise fantastic comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 18, 2018

    Shadowman #5 introduces us to what just might change the path that Jack has set upon. He may have a world of his own to save through knowledge of the past, but that same knowledge might also lead him to correct a problem that clearly has not been settled by the Boniface bloodline. When they said this was a must-read moment for Shadowman fans? That's not some line they are selling you to simply hype this up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 28, 2018

    Shadowman #5 is a damn good comic that throws Jack further back through his own family lineage to observe the Shadow Loa throughout the centuries. The pacing, flow, and dialogue are all rock-solid, and the artwork is phenomenal. This one comes with a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jul 17, 2018

    As much as I want Jack to return to the present, these tales of his past selves are fascinating in their own right. How it all ties in with current difficulties remains to be seen, but the final showdown will at least prove interesting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Jul 17, 2018

    Based on the cover for the next issue and its name, “The Beginning of Time,” I am assuming it will also take place even earlier in the Shadowman’s history. I really hope that I can become consumed by this story again with the next backstory issue, because overall, this entire story is amazing and I want to continue to be captivated by it. This issue, along with the one prior, just didn’t accomplish that for me personally despite the dialogue and artwork being so well done. As of now, I wouldn’t even consider abandoning this series because based on the first three issues specifically, I know that it can be a beautiful, sad, and exciting one. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Sequential Planet - Ruston Fritcher Jul 24, 2018

    This issue has some great reveals in the past of Jack Boniface's family line. The setting and subject fit a variation on Shadoman very well. This book is done terrifically but did not feel like a must-read. If you are a fan of Shadowman this will be a satisfying issue. If you are not you might feel a bit lost and underwhelmed. You will want to give this one a pass if you are not committed to the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Techaeris - Jason Falter Jul 18, 2018

    Reading and collecting comic books, for me, is about the enjoyment and the journey you get from entering into another world. A bit of politics is fine, a lot, not so much. Sadly, this book is coming off of my subscription list. I just feel like this is the wrong direction for the character and I'm quite okay with Valiant fans being on the other side of me on this one. Read Full Review

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