Shadowman: End Times #1

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Valentine De Landro Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: April 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
6.9Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

The end times are now! Master storyteller Peter Milligan is pushing Shadowman to the edge - but can Jack Boniface survive the plunge?

Jack thought he'd finally fixed his life - and the source of his dark power. But when a figure from the past emerges with a troubling revelation about his destiny, the new Shadowman will plummet into an abyss far darker than any demon. Make no mistake - doom is coming for Shadowman...and it all begins right here in the first of three oversized issues!

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Nadeem Mer Sep 25, 2016

    In conclusion, Shadowman is an absolute masterpiece. The creative teams worked to perfection and made a series that is gripping and almost impossible to put down. The series should be remembered as the epitome of superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon Apr 26, 2014

    The story in this book speaks to the Shadowman series' core, and the creative team's execution of it all makes for an outstanding mini-series debut. Shadowman fan or not, this isn't a Valiant title to miss. The storytelling delivers on every front. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Max Level Geek - Jonathan Semoneit Apr 30, 2014

    Shadowman has finally found the tone it's been looking for. Thanks to Peter Milligan, this has become a horror series dark and rife with character development. It's even tinged with just enough DNA from the superhero genre to please that crowd as well. With only two more issues to go for this mini-series, I'm jonesing for some more Shadowman! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Jesse Scheckner Apr 30, 2014

    This comic deserves attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lindsey Morris May 1, 2014

    Oh, Peter Milligan. It's the voodoo that you do so well. Paired with Valentine de Landro on inks, this duo give Shadowman the fresh start it's been needing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capeless Crusader - Dave Buesing Apr 29, 2014

    It's clear that the End Times are going to mark a significant shift in the status quo for Shadowman. Although the series has been strong since inception, more than twenty issues in, this is a welcome change, and I look forward to what it means for Shadowman's place in the Valiant Universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Apr 30, 2014

    When Valiant launches a premiere issue, expectations go up and understandably so. The publisher usually does an exceptional job grabbing my attention with its debut issues, but this one doesn't have quite the same amount of allure as the others do. Yes, it leaves me curious to see where it'll go next and it has mostly satisfying visuals, but heavy exposition and a slow set of developments prevent this one from truly pulling me into its fictional world. It's not a bad first chapter, but it doesn't pack the kind of punch we've come to expect from a first issue by Valiant, either. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson May 1, 2014

    "Shadowman: End Times" #1 is a slow but enticing enough introduction that convincingly indicates that the character is on the verge of something significant. It's a worthwhile and completely accessible comic, even for those who hadn't tried "Shadowman." Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Eric Biewenga May 1, 2014

    It's a good issue that carries on the arc from before but also introduces new elements that keep you hanging on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Apr 30, 2014

    This was a decent first issue from Milligan and De Landro. The setup seems to be leading to an interesting chapter for Jack Boniface, and Milligan has shown he has a good grasp on the character. Valentine De Landro is a talented artist who can spice up a book with his style, but he will need to add a little more detail for this title to compete with the previous issues in the Shadowman series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Jeff Edwards Apr 30, 2014

    The series as a whole has a real problem with redundancy and not utilizing the non sequential story telling mechanic well. Everything seems disjointed, and without resolve. Hell, entire characters are mysteriously never mentioned again (even though they then get their own upcoming ongoings ::cough Dr. Mirage cough cough::). It may seem unfair to complain about the whole series in a review for a single issue, but this single issue is just one of many other single issues that don't do anything to make me care about the future of this title. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Big Comic Page - Joe Morrison Apr 30, 2014

    A boring story complemented with artwork that leaves a lot to be desired, Shadowman: End Times is badly executed in pretty much every department. Swerve this one unless youre a voodoo priest. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AleSiryus Sep 7, 2016

    Jack sogna Josiah e non è altro che l'asso nella manica di umbra (il loa di cui è in possesso) che lo spinge a trasformarsi e andare a caccia di altri loa di new Orleans. Ovviamente alla congrega non sta bene e Alyssa che ormai forma una coppia con Jack, cerca in ogni modo di farlo rinsavire. con l'aiuto di Punk Mambo scavano nei ricordi del loa di Jack, il quale riesce a capire che il padre, in realtà è vivo ed ha trovato il modo di separarsi dallo spirito. disegni non proprio impeccabili, ma la colorazione riesce a ottimizzare nel complesso

  • 7.5
    Stallonelythelonely May 8, 2014

  • 7.0
    Ronin Aug 4, 2017

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