Bloody-Disgusting has been very vocal about our love of the new Valiant reboot. “X-O Manowar” and “Harbinger” have been brilliant and we couldn’t have asked for a better way to bring these classic Valiant characters back into the comics world.
Now in November Valiant has announced the return of “Shadowman” by Patrick Zircher (“Captain America”, “Thor”) and Harvey Award-nominee Justin Jordan (“The Strange Talent of Luther Strode”).
The original “Shadowman” is the story of musician Jack Boniface who has a brush with death when attacked by a murderous madman. After the attack Jack is overcome with the urge to make New Orleans safe again. He takes to the streets when darkness falls to the streets as a vigilante. Shadowman was a key character in the original Valiant Universe and one of their most popular, as he did crossovers with rock band Aerosmith at one point, and spawned multiple video game spin offs.
Here is the blurb from Valiant about the series relaunch:
There’s 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 embrace 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 is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?
“Shadowman is one of the most popular characters in the Valiant Universe and the fans have been asking me since day one when he’s going to return,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “Justin and Patrick have put together an action-packed debut that also adds an incredibly important new dimension to the Valiant Universe. And as Patrick’s pages clearly demonstrate, he’s one of the finest artists working in the medium today. We’ve got an amazing team at the helm of our fifth ongoing launch and I can’t wait for the first issue to hit the stands.”
On sale this November, Shadowman #1 features a standard cover by Patrick Zircher with incentive variants by Eisner Award-winning industry icons Dave Johnson and Bill Sienkiewicz. Additionally, Valiant is continuing its wildly successful Pullbox Exclusive Variant program with a “blackout” cover by Patrick Zircher – available only to those comic shop patrons who pre-order Shadowman #1 with their local retailer.