Today The Beat has an exclusive preview of Shadow Doctor #4, the new series from publisher AfterShock Comics that tells the true story of the writers grandfather.

Shadow Doctor has been a really interesting comic. It tells the story of writer Peter Calloway’s grandfather, Nathaniel Calloway, a Black man who graduated from medical school in the early 1930s. He was unable to get work or secure a loan for his own practice because he was Black, so he turned to the mafia in Prohibition-era Chicago, which was run by Al Capone. In this way, the book explores the dark side of America as well as the country’s promise.

Illustrated by Georges Jeanty — with colors by Juancho! and lettering by Charles Pritchett — the fourth issue of this series is due out May 26, and you can find exclusive preview pages from the issue below. Enjoy!


SHADOW DOCTOR #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 5.26.2021
Writer: Peter Calloway
Artist: Georges Jeanty
Colorist: Juancho!
Letterer: Charles Pritchett
Cover: Mark Chiarello

The attempt on Capone’s life ignited a bloody battle between the Italians of Chicago.  With war now raging, Nathaniel was realizing what he was: a tool.  One to be used to patch up the gangsters he knew would kill again. He wants out, wants to undo what he’s done…until a knock on his door changes everything.

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