First Look: Shadowman #2 And “Fear Of The Dark” Storyline

by Hannah Means Shannon

The Shadowman Spotlight Panel at Emerald City Comic Con was very enlightening, building up the excitement for the return of the character to a title series and revealing artwork and concepts from the upcoming storyline.

Valiant have released some interior art and details for the second issue of the series as written by Andy Diggle and drawn by Stephen Segovia. The series will open with a 30 page issue kicking off the “Fear of the Dark” storyline where otherworldly forces stack up against Jack Boniface:

Jack Boniface has only just returned home to New Orleans…but the Deadside won’t let him stay gone! From across the veil of life and death, the malignant presence of Baron Samedi – a ravenous voodoo deity bent on consolidating power at all costs – now seeks to infiltrate the mortal plane and claim the legacy of Shadowman for himself! But even as Jack and Alyssa marshal a defense to Samedi’s inhuman agenda, a monstrous new force – driven by killer instinct and a rabid hatred of the Shadowman – is about to turn the Big Easy’s back alleys into a hunting ground…

Shadowman #2 will arrive on April 25th, featuring covers by Tonci Zonjic (Who is Jake Ellis?), Renato Guedes (Bloodshot Salvation), Juan José Ryp (Brittania, Ninja-K), and Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night)!


Further down the road, Shadowman will launch into a storyline called “Dead and Gone” for issues #4-7, including a rotating cast of artists, including Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves, Black Panther), Doug Braithwaite (Journey into Mystery), and Renato Guedes.

Here’s our First Look at issue #2’s interior artwork:


SHADOWMAN (2018) #1
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by TONCI ZONJIC (JAN182001)
Cover B by RENATO GUEDES (JAN182002)
Interlocking Variant by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (JAN182003)
Shadowman Icon Variant by TRAVEL FOREMAN (JAN182004)
Glow-in-the-Dark Brushed Metal Variant by TONCI ZONJIC (JAN182005)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 28th (FOC – 3/5/18)

SHADOWMAN (2018) #2
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by TONCI ZONJIC (FEB181885)
Cover B by RENATO GUEDES (FEB181886)
Interlocking Variant by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (FEB181888)
Shadowman Icon Variant by BEN TEMPLESMITH (FEB181889)
Blank Cover Also Available (FEB181887)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 25th (FOC – 4/2/18)