Valiant Unveils a Color Preview of Shadowman #1

By jason - September 7, 2012

Valiant’s first new release since the four titles that made up the show-stopping “Summer of Valiant” lineup hits shelves on November 7th and it looks amazing.  Shadowman was one of their most successful franchises in its initial run and, if this preview is any indication, the relaunch is destined for greatness.

The art by Patrick Zircher (who also co-writes the book with Justin Jordan) looks unbelievable, as do the new character designs, with action that just leaps off the pages.  In the preview below, we get to see not only the slick new look of Shadowman’s costume, but also the excellent new take on classic villain Master Darque.  Check it out six killer pages from the upcoming debut issue as well as the variant covers, including the awesome “Blackout” pullbox version:















Straight from the official press release:

“Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Shadowman #1 from red-hot writer Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) and comics superstar Patrick Zircher (Captain America)! The next epic expansion of the Valiant Universe begins on November 7th when Jack Boniface lives up to his calling and embraces his curse as the all-new Shadowman!

There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must accept the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. But what is the true cost of the Shadowman’s otherworldly power? And can Jack master his new abilities before Master Darque brings down the wall between reality and the eldritch darkness of the Deadside?
The rebirth of a Valiant icon starts right here on November 7th, only in Shadowman #1 – featuring spectacular variant covers by industry icons Dave Johnson and Bill Sienkiewicz! And comic shop subscribers take note – speak to your local retailer today to pre-order your limited edition Shadowman #1 “Blackout” Pullbox Exclusive Variant, available only to readers who reserve copies with their local comic shop. Valiant will be maintaining a strict no overprint policy on all upcoming Pullbox Exclusive Variants, so pre-order now!”
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (SEP121219)
“Blackout” Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PATRICK ZIRCHER (SEP121220)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (SEP121221)
Variant Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ (SEP121222)
$3.99 US/Rated T+/32 pgs.
…Now I know you want to get your hands on one of the “Blackout” covers as much as I do, so be sure to fill out one of the forms linked below and run it over to your local comic show to ensure Shadowman is on your list.  November 7th cannot come soon enough!


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