Shadowman #9

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Neil Edwards Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: August 7, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The deepest cut of all. Jack suffers a devastating betrayal as Master Darque's ultimate plan stands revealed. Now, with the Brethren on the verge of wiping out Dox and the Abettors and the Deadside threatening to explode into our world, Jack will have to call on everything he's got to stop them... or lose everything trying.

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Aug 6, 2013

    Jordan knows what he's doing here with Shadowman and his final battle with Darque. This is the climax and Jordan doesn't fail to deliver. Shadowman is a great mix of horror and action with a touch of heart. This is a title that any fan of both genres will find satisfying and exciting. This is Valiant's sleeper hit that fans should not miss. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Aug 7, 2013

    Art isn't the only problem, as the ending of this arc is a confusing one. Justin Jordan brings everything together in this issue, but how and why events fit together isn't clear. Even after reading the book twice, I'm still not sure how Shadowman defeated Master Darque. He used Darque's own magic to suck Darque into a magic tower that then exploded? I think? Maybe. Anyway, there are some cool scenes here, but they get lost in a convoluted ending that tries too hard to bring everything together. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 8, 2013

    If you've been reading the series then definitely grab this issue since it holds all the resolution you've been reading towards, but overall it's pretty average. I think the next issue might end up being a lot better because it will have some real consequences to deal with from this issue, but we'll have to wait and see. If you're a new reader I would go back to the beginning of the arc at the very least because the story will develop quite differently for you, but do not start here. I'm not ruling this series out, but I do think it needs to slow down in general and build Shadowman's world more before throwing him at another big bad guy; right now he has nothing to lose and nothing to fight for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Herotaku - Frankie Rodriguez Aug 5, 2013

    It's a good book. It could be better but still good conclusion that will grab you and don't let go. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Jeremy Matcho Aug 7, 2013

    For ten issues, (including issue 0) Shadowman has been an enjoyable read, but it needs consistency in the art department or it will start to lose readers. That being said, Valiant has got some underrated writing talent on their payroll, and this book is proof. Jump on the bandwagon now! Read Full Review

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