We spent something like 5 issues going back in time to explain the loa that is attached to Jack Boniface, and the history that makes him Shadowman, all of which could have been edited and shortened into 2 books tops. The reason I bring this up is
This issue is no different. Jack and Alyssa travel to a castle to find
The art is shared between Renato Guedes and Eric Battle. This makes for a very different tone in the pages they worked on. The pages by Guedes use beautiful realism while the pages by Battle go back to a very cartoon-like style with heavy inks. It’s jarring and takes you out of the story.
I’d rather that Valiant would just hold the book for an extra month so Guedes could do everything and make it all look the same. As a side note, if the whole issue had been done by Battle, then that would be fine too. It’s the fracture that happens between the two very different art styles that makes it not work together.
I believe there are only two more issues left in this series and I’m really okay with this one ending. I still don’t think Shadowman has had a really good series yet, at least not one that does the character justice. So maybe, down the line, some other writer can take a crack at him and hopefully get it right.
Last Updated on February 3, 2021.