By Todd Allen

The Blackout cover for Shadowman #1

Valiant’s roll out continues.  If you’re familiar with the original, you caught an Eternal Warrior reference in the first issues of Archer and Armstrong.  Sure enough, on Saturday’s Valiant panel at the Baltimore Comic-Con (2PM), there’s going to be an announcement about “Wrath of the Eternal Warrior.”  Also some surprise guests.  Given that Valiant’s creative teams are fairly diverse, it’s hard to tell who’s going to be popping up next.  Figure at least one of them will have done a reasonable amount of work at Marvel.

A while back, we mentioned that Shadowman was coming back.  Valiant likes to get people to sign up for pullboxes/in-store subscriptions, so they’re offering a “blackout” cover if you use their in-store subscription form.

Valiant’s released the colored and lettered preview pages, which follow the press release.  It seems the Master Darque’s role as big bad is front and center in the reboot.  It also turns out Patrick Zircher has a co-writer credit on this.

VALIANT’s Pullbox Program Signs Up SHADOWMAN #1
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 theShadowman’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 PullboxExclusive Variants, so pre-order now!


  1. So my comic shop charges you WAY more for all variant covers. I wonder if the pullbox variants would result in a higher price point, or if in this case it’s a “bonus” coming from Valiant to it’s customers… hmm.

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