Shadowman #13

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Roberto de la Torre Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: December 4, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
8.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

All-new creative team... All-new arc... All-new beginning! Comics icon Peter Milligan and acclaimed artist Roberto De La Torre drag Jack Boniface into his blackest depths yet! When a troubled young man with a history of violence and a penchant for blackouts meets an overwhelming source of power with a mystical scythe, the results are doomed to be destructive. A voodoo loa has possessed Jack Boniface - or so he believes. But after Jack awakens in an alleyway covered in blood, he embarks on a journey across lands of shadows and death to discover if he can expel the dark force that's seized control of his life...and which may be responsible for more

  • 10
    Herotaku - Brian Benjamin Dec 4, 2013

    Overall, it's a new beginning for Shadowman and Peter Milligan and Robert de la Torre are starting off this new arc with a bang. I highly recommend you start your journey with Shadowman with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer Dec 3, 2013

    If youd been hesitating on checking out Shadowman again like myself, I can easily recommend buying Shadowman #13. Its accessible, easy to get into, and new reader friendly. The Peter Milligan, Roberto De La Torre, and David Baron team are going to mark great things for the future of Shadowman. If this issue is any indication of whats to come, were in for one amazing ride. I highly recommend getting on board. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Dec 6, 2013

    I like different. Different is good. When a book stands out from the other 140 or so comics I read every month and tells a story that grabs me, that is what elevates it into one of my "top of the stack" books. Shadowman #13 did that. Now I need to see it holding to this standard for a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Elkin Dec 4, 2013

    The Blood. The Vomit. The Bodies. Yeah, this is Milligan and de la Torre's Shadowman " it's not going to be pretty, but it just might be spectacular. As Milligan writes on the final page of this book, "The REALLY scary thing is " this is only just beginning." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Dec 5, 2013

    This issue looks incredible too, thanks to Roberto de la Torre. His gritty, scratchy artwork is perfect for this series. It helps that he has the book all to himself now, instead of only handling a few pages while other artists divide up the rest. Roberto de la Torre brings a unified and bleak look to this title, a sense of despair and darkness. This is the Shadowman we saw glimpses of over a year ago, maybe even better. Let's hope these guys stick around for a while, they seem to be telling a story worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Dec 3, 2013

    This issue ushers in a new direction for Shadowman as Milligan and Torre bring some much needed focus to the tale. This is some great comics folks, run to the store and indulge in yet another Valiant title. Let us slowly turn the big two into the three. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Gord Cummings Dec 7, 2013

    Milligan gets right to it by adding some much needed depth to the Shadowman character. We gets hints into the past which are not as altruistic as we have been led to believe. We also get a sense of his suffering, and much like his childhood we get the sense that Jack Bonifice is on his own. He is alone against the newly introduced Mambo, alone against the Abettors (who were supposed to protect him), and alone against himself. Milligan gives the characters his stylistic bend as we journey through the Bayou sniffing glue and talking to human skulls. Doesn't that sound awesome? If you're a fan of Milligan like I am it does. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Dec 3, 2013

    Milligan uses every device at his disposal from the back alleys and swamps to literally boiling a skull in a pot and huffing the fumes. This isn't a pretty picture he paints or which De La Torre draws and neither should it be. This is the dark side of the Valiant universe and this new creative team isn't afraid to go to the darkest depths and drag Shadowman readers with them. This is a great kick off to a new arc and well worth picking up. It's got me excited again at the possibilities for Shadowman and even though they're dark, they are also full of ambition and excitement. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoCollect - @DocBenway Dec 6, 2013

    Milligan and crew have kept the past as they take us along in the next chapter of Jack Bonifaces tribulations as the Shadowman. Although Jacks future is uncertain, this books place on my pull list remains safe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Dec 6, 2013

    This first issue is off to a wonderful start. Milligan and De La Torre seem to have the chemistry to make this a top notch book, and they are not afraid to take it in a new direction. This issue will raise questions, as well as the status quo for the title moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - BigJ Dec 6, 2013

    Valiant did a great job at perfectly matching “Shadowman” with the proper creative team to give the book a new status quo. Milligan and Roberto de la Torre have brought a focused vision back to a title that was floundering with mismatched artistic teams that just were out of sync. ‘Shadowman' is a book that needs to be skewed towards the dark, sick and twisted to fully be able to seep into the gut of readers and give them a repugnant feeling when they dive into the pages every month. Milligan and Roberto de la Torre have brewed up the perfect cauldron of mystery, despondency and disorientation for “Shadowman” which makes this an exciting book to read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Gregory Paul Silber Dec 5, 2013

    I won't be adding it to my pull list any time soon, but Shadowman definitely seems like something I could get into, so perhaps I'll explore Jack Boniface's world a bit more in the trade collections. If you're interested in psychological horror, dark fantasy, or noir-style mystery, Shadowman #13 is worth a shot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Eric Biewenga Dec 4, 2013

    This is a good restart to Shadowman and will grab your attention. I do feel it lacked something to move forward to the true story arc, but maybe next issue will surprise me. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 9, 2013

    I expected a more welcoming story from "Shadowman" #13 than what I found, but that doesn't mean this isn't an enjoyable tale. As with all Valiant titles, this is a fine detour from the same-old same-old, but it doesn't quite have the hook other recent releases from Valiant have had. There's plenty of mystery and intrigue, but "Shadowman" #13 could have used more of each to lure and lock in newer readers. I'll be back for more, I'm sure, but I'm not yet counting down the days until my next encounter with Shadowman. Hopefully in the next issue, Milligan and de la Torre will give readers more to grow with. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    tchalla8 Dec 5, 2013

    After some meandering over the last few issues, the Shadowman we’ve been looking for has finally returned. The combination of Milligan and De la Torre is spot on. Milligan has found a way to uncover new layers not just to Shadowman but Jack Boniface himself. Everything we knew about him now has to be reevaluated. As an artist, De la Torre’s atmosphere almost makes the pages drip and sweat with a swampy potency. And above all, they’ve found a way to create renewed interest in all the characters and their future. Jack now has a goal, even if he doesn’t know how to accomplish it. And his internal struggle has been amplified to an even greater degree now that we have a window into his past. Shadowman, by its very nature, is supposed to be dark. It doesn’t get any darker, or better, than this.

  • 8.0
    AleSiryus Sep 3, 2016

    I demoni interiori dell'inquieto jack boniface vengono a galla ed loa prende possesso dela ragazzo, trasformandolo in Shadowman e causando diversi problemi. Alyssa x salvare Jack lo indirizza da punk mambo, sacerdotessa che scoperta l'entità la quale ha preso possesso del ragazzo, si rassegna e lo allontana. I disegni sporchi e la colorazione cupa sono perfette.

  • 8.5
    Stallonelythelonely Dec 16, 2013

  • 8.0
    havok1977 Dec 22, 2013

  • 8.0
    Ronin Jul 18, 2017

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