Going back in time to 1940s Harlem in Shadowman #4


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Preview of Shadowman #4

Jack Boniface is going to go for a ride throughout time to learn more about the Shadowman Loa and stops are pretty interesting.  He is going to go to 1940s Harlem, the American Civil War, and to 40,000 BC in the African Savanah.

I am actually not sure why 1940s Harlem was chosen.  I love Harlem but the 1940s are interesting because in my mind its a period that goes between the two major movements that occur around it.  You have the Harlem Renaissance that goes from the 1920s to the mid 1930s.  Then in the end of the 1940s you have the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement.  Harlem is always an interesting place and of course there were interesting people there in the 1940s as well.  I am quite likely over analyzing it.

Shadowman has been a strong series so far in very much the same way that XO Manowar was for Valiant last year.



SHADOWMAN (2018) #4
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by SHAWN MARTINBROUGH
Cover A by TONCI ZONJIC (APR181846)
Cover B by DAVID MACK (APR181847)
Interlocking Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (APR181848)
Shadowman Icon Variant by DAVE JOHNSON (APR181849)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 20th (FOC – 5/28/18)

SHADOWMAN (2018) #4-11 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by SHAWN MARTINBROUGH, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, RENATO GUEDES, and STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Covers by HANNAH TEMPLER (APR181850)
$3.99 each [8 issues] | 40 pgs. each | T+ | Issue #4 On Sale JUNE 20th (FOC – 5/28/18)

From Valiant Voice Newsletter:

 Valiant is proud to announce your first look at SHADOWMAN (2018) #4, the beginning of an ALL-NEW ARC and NEW JUMPING-ON POINT in the POWERFUL ONGOING SERIES of 2018! On June 20th, incredible artist Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves) joins acclaimed writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One) to kick off “DEAD AND GONE,” as today’s Shadowman meets one of the many loa-ridden ancestors who came before him!

For years, Jack Boniface believed that he knew the true story of the Shadowman loa – the true story of the curse inside him. He was wrong.

For the first time, Jack Boniface is about to discover the long-hidden history of the supernatural power that became his birthright. Unmoored in time and space, the loa is about to reveal its untold dimensions…and now, the last defender of the wall between our realm and the Deadside is falling backwards through the astral void, finding himself face to face with his forebears across the centuries – from the paranoia-addled alleyways of 1940s New York to the fire-scorched plantations of the Civil War…all the way back to the primeval height of the African savannah in 40,000 B.C.!

In the shock-inducing aftermath of “FEAR OF THE DARK,” master storyteller Andy Diggle (Daredevil) will lead a rotating cast of superstar artists – beginning with Shawn Martinbrough (Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive) and continuing with Doug Braithwaite (Justice) and Renato Guedes (Wolverine) – to reveal the full scope and power of the Shadowman mythos…and how three of its forgotten champions stoked its earliest embers…with a legend-fueled odyssey into eons past as “DEAD AND GONE” tells all!

On June 20th, Andy Diggle and Shawn Martinbrough journey back to the Fightin’ Forties in SHADOWMAN (2018) #4 – featuring covers by Tonci Zonjic (Lobster Johnson), David Mack (Kabuki), David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), and Dave Johnson (100 Bullets)!

PLUS! Fans and retailers, take note: The deadline to order the SHADOWMAN #4-11 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE has been extended to the final order cut-off date of May 28th, 2018! Released monthly from June 2018 through January 2019, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues – plus exclusive covers by rising star Hannah Templer (Tomb Raider) that can’t be found anywhere else!

Available only as a pre-order set to fans who reserve the next eight issues from master storyteller Andy Diggle and superstar artists Shawn Martinbrough, Doug Braithwaite, Renato Guedes, and Stephen Segovia, the SHADOWMAN #4-11 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – eight, 40-page, massively expanded editions of Valiant’s next essential ongoing series – can only be ordered as a set and must be ordered with your local comic shop, now by the final order cut-off date of May 28th, 2018!




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