Unstuck in time, in Shadowman #5 Jack Boniface arrives in 1875 to meet his great-great-great-grandfather – the first to be bound to the Shadowman loa. The post-Civil War landscape isn’t the safest place and “The Man with Two Shadows” may be lighting a fuse. But just what is true about his ancestor’s tale?
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Valiant is proud to present your first look at the colored pages of SHADOWMAN (2018) #5, the next chapter in the powerful ongoing series of 2018 and the second installment of “DEAD AND GONE!” On July 18th, renowned writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One) and fan-favorite artist Doug Braithwaite (X-O MANOWAR, Justice) engage in a journey backward through the centuries, as the present-day Shadowman collides with his family’s past for a startling revelation that will shape the mythos of the Valiant Universe for years to come!
“Marius Boniface – the ‘first’ Shadowman – was the one I couldn’t wait to get ahold of,” writer Andy Diggle told Graphic Policy. “We learned that Sandria Darque first bound the shadow loa to him in 1865, but what happened next? I was curious about what that would do to their relationship moving forward. How did Marius feel about becoming Shadowman? Did he stay with Sandria? How did he die? It raises all sorts of questions, and we can’t answer all of them in one issue.”
As roving gangs ravage the landscape of post-Civil War America, there’s little hope and even fewer chances of escape for those caught in their clutches…except in the shadows! Enter: Marius Boniface – first bearer of the Shadowman loa and Jack Boniface’s own great-great-great grandfather! But as the sun sets, the Shadowman’s coming will lead to more than just a rebellion… Unstuck in time, Jack is about to come face-to-face with the first to bear his curse, and will finally learn the truth about the Shadowman legacy’s connection to his family’s doomed bloodline!
SHADOWMAN (2018) #4 (NEW ARC! DEAD AND GONE – PART 1!)
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by SHAWN MARTINBROUGH with JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA and SIMON BOWLAND
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 NOW!
SHADOWMAN (2018) #5
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE with JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA and SIMON BOWLAND
Cover A by TONCI ZONJIC (MAY182080)
Cover B by DAVID MACK (MAY182081)
Interlocking Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (MAY182082)
Shadowman Icon Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (MAY182083)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 18th (FOC – 6/25/18)