Shadowman #5

Writer: Patrick Zircher, Justin Jordan Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: March 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The dead rising are rising in New Orleans.

The Deadside is spreading throughout the city, while a sinister new menace gathers an army that can’t be killed. Meanwhile, Jack is about to discover that his Shadowman powers are as much a curse as a blessing.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Mar 6, 2013

    SHADOWMAN is so good that it comes as no surprise a screenplay is being created for this franchise. I -- a guy who doesn't usually like fantasy or magic -- find myself fully engrossed with this story in every issue. Valiant's on a roll and Shadowman's adventure is quickly becoming one of my favorite titles from the awesome publisher. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Florida Geek Scene - Randall Austin Mar 20, 2013

    My fellow Ungrownups and geeks, Shadowman #5 is a real treat. You'll definitely get your money's worth. With beautiful, diverse artwork and engaging dialogue, you are surely to find a really interesting story. I look forward to the upcoming issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper and Brandon Burpee Mar 7, 2013

    Jordan and Zircher have quickly developed their little slice of the Valiant world, and in doing so they've created what amounts to one of the more unique superhero books out there. It's damn good, and they keep setting up the pieces for something big when Master Darque returns. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Mar 6, 2013

    Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher still deliver the same high quality writing that has also been a hallmark of this young series. The legacy of Shadowman is as compelling as ever, and it'll make you anxious for the next issue. The best bit comes in the beginning, which features a scene that plays out like a finely crafted action movie. It's stuff like this that should give Shadowman a well-deserved spot on your pull list. Trust me, you are buying books that are half as good as this. Ditch 'em, and give Shadowman a chance. You won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Elkin Mar 13, 2013

    There is an evil afoot in this book and each of the disparate storylines seem to be pointed towards a confrontation between Shadowman and Master Darque. Based solely on this issue, that battle seems like it may end up being pretty awesome. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 8, 2013

    It's got super powers that are kind of dark and twisted, and diners, and weird bad guys with guns, and a chick who can talk to ghost through things they owned while alive. If that doesn't sound interesting to you then why the hell are you reading comic books? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 9, 2013

    Shadowman #5 makes me happy, reminding me of what I loved about the book 20 years ago without being a straight-up echo of nostalgia. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Mar 11, 2013

    "Shadowman" #5 ends on a mysterious cliffhanger that introduces a new player. One of the virtues of "Shadowman" is its quick and deft development of its mythology and cast, and I hope that the plotting in future issues will rely less on stale plot elements while continuing to maintain the strong pacing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Kenneth Bowden Mar 12, 2013

    Not to mention the art has also remained seriously badass from the first panel of the first issue and this is no exception, guest artist Roberto Delatorre definitely makes his splash in this issue handling the Deadside scenes, adding his own personal deliciously dark touch to the book without breaking up the flow visually or breaking away from the authentic feel the art of previous issues featured. All in all it’s a damn good read with plenty of future promise for an already promising series, check it out. Read Full Review

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