Shadowman #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Jon Davis-Hunt Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: April 28, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 13
8.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

From the bestselling master of horror Cullen Bunn (Venom) and bone-chilling artist Jon Davis-Hunt (Clean Room) comes a shocking supernatural odyssey.
Jack Boniface is SHADOWMAN, a powerful protector who keeps humanity safe from the demons that claw at the fabric of our reality.
The forces of darkness are awakening and they are hungry for life. Will Shadowman be able to save us all, or will the darkness devour the world as we know it?

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 27, 2021

    I can't speak to how fans of the original series will feel about it, but I enjoyed Shadowman #1 immensely. The setting is unique enough to spark interest and genre enthusiasts who like dark anti-heroes will embrace Jack Boniface. The artwork is simply fantastic and the story engaging enough to bear further reading. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Caffeinated Critique - James Stone Apr 27, 2021

    If you are a fan of comic and TV characters like Constantine, Swamp Thing or Lucifer then you need to read this book. Captivating and well structured storytelling complimented by some brutal, detailed and graphic artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Mar 25, 2021

    Shadowman #1 is utterly horrific, uniquely heroic and relentlessly engaging. The ghoulish undertones we've come to love from the character are magnified more than ever before to deliver an experience that you simply can't forget. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Mar 25, 2021

    The answer is an unequivocal yes. Shadowman #1 is an absolute fucking triumph of a comic. It was absolutely worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Apr 5, 2021

    There is more to the sudden appearance of murderous demons, especially when they really don't want to be here in the first place, and Shadowman is right in the middle of it all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 30, 2021

    An interesting first issue that successfully re-introduces a character that may not have been given his full due previously. With Bunn, Davis-Hunt and crew on board, it will be interesting to see the magic that they will weave. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 4, 2021

    Shadowman puts horror front and center in the Valiant Universe. It's a great introduction to the character and the terrifying monsters he encounters on a regular basis. This is an intriguing mystery to start off this new adventure and it's full of potential. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Mar 23, 2021

    Overall, this is a great issue for old and new readers alike. Its filled with just enough character development and action to satisfy, and also supply artwork that complements the story. If you are a former reader who hasnt read Shadowman in a long time, or if youve never read a past issue but have an interest in learning about this character " check out this inaugural tale! I for one am looking forward to what is in store for Shadowman in this new series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Josh Rathbun Mar 26, 2021

    I think Shadowman #1 is just what the Valiant fan base needs. Maybe they dont love books like Savage and maybe X-O Manowar left them a bit grumpy but I feel this feels like a natural progression of who Shadowman is. The writing is there and the art is there. And if nothing else, it left me feeling like a publisher could draw me in hard with a really good first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Mar 30, 2021

    Shadowman #1 starts off nice and easy by showing off the title character's wants and his job before the plot actually starts. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Apr 28, 2021

    SHADOWMAN #1, available from Valiant Entertainment on April 28th, 2021, is a simple, clear, and entertaining re-introduction to a longtime Valiant character. The art is creative and gory, and the story ends the first chapter of this series in a satisfying way while still leaving a few, curious threads to set up what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 26, 2021

    Shadowman #1 is a great introduction to the character for new readers and I feel a solid story for longtime Shadowman fans. Bunn does an excellent job of mixing horror and a bit of super-heroics. He makes Jack a compelling lead character and one I am interested in following. The art is very well done with a wonderful eye for detail. Shadowman #1 has an excellent horror vibe and tone that the character needs and fans will surely enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Apr 4, 2021

    'Shadowman' #1 is yet another great reintroduction of an underrated indie comic book character. Shadowman deserves more love from horror-action fans. Bunn, Davis-Hunt, and Bellaire deliver the goods in this action-packed gory horror mystery that will knock your socks off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Apr 28, 2021

    For fans of superhero comics who prefer seeing protagonists grapple with a darkness that's not only overt but also more conceptual in nature, the voodoo spin on the supernatural subject matter offers unconventional iconography for familiar plot structures, making Shadowman one of the most promising horror revivals to hit the shelves in quite some time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - James Caudill Apr 28, 2021

    Not knowing much, okay, anything about Shadowman coming into this book, I have to say that I am intrigued. The creative team has my attention going forward with this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Gonzalo M Apr 28, 2021

    Shadowman #1 is a perfect starting point for new readers and a delightful treat to long-time fans. This new series promises to take a classic character and bring him to unchartered territory, and I am here for it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Apr 22, 2021

    The issue provides an interesting set-up, a terrifying problem, and a great starting point for new readers. It captures the spirit of the franchise, but also blazes its own trail. This is the start of the Valiant universe's new era, and I'm excited to see where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Apr 30, 2021

    While its not Bunns best work, its still a very well made book with gorgeous artwork and great horror imagery. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Jason Segarra Apr 5, 2021

    This isn't a bad outing, but it doesn't really kick the door down like you'd expect creators of this caliber to do. This feels a bit like straight-A students turning in a B paper. The pacing is wonky, the tropes are familiar and the design of the primary monsters are a touch derivative. It's not that it's bad at all, it's just rather forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kryptkreeper98 May 25, 2021

    I was always curious about this character, and this was a great issue and jumping on point

  • 9.0
    The SciFi Movie Page Apr 3, 2021

    Shadowman is a character who has gone through various incarnations in the nearly 30 years since he was created by Jim Shooter and Steve Englehart back in 1992. He’s a appeared in numerous comic series and videogames and returns again in a brand new #1 issue from Valiant.

    At the start, Shadowman had a more traditional superhero look but over time he has morphed more into a gritty, urban horror character which definitely suits the tone of the new book much better.

    First and foremost, if you have never read Shadowman previously this is the perfect place to start. Writer Cullen Bunn quickly eases readers in with an introduction to Jack Boniface who is blessed (or perhaps cursed) with possessing the spirit of a powerful v more

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  • 8.5
    ComicPop May 6, 2021

    A lavishly gruesome opening to what will undoubtedly become one of the most memorable runs on the character. Jon Davis-Hunt's art stirs, while Cullen Bunn continues to reap his horror cred. A gold standard for Valiant Comics.

  • 8.0
    Boudi May 9, 2021

    I had never read Shadowman before, but I liked what I just saw. The world seems interesting and I liked Samedi. Art is alright, colours could be better.

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