[Preview] Valiant Offers First Look to Colors in SHADOWMAN #5 by Andy Diggle & Doug Braithwaite

First Look: Andy Diggle and Doug Braithwaite Lead the Charge in SHADOWMAN #5 –
On Sale July 18th!

As first revealed at Graphic Policy, 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.”

Shadowman #5 - Cover A by Tonci Zonjic
Shadowman #5 – Cover A by Tonci Zonjic

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)

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!


While “DEAD AND GONE” takes Jack Boniface back through time to revisit the legacy of Shadowmen from ages past, jump on board the ongoing series that fans and critics hail as a return to form for Valiant’s paranormal protector:

“★★★★★… Do yourself a favor and get caught up with this series because
it is obvious that this story is going to continue to be exhilarating.”
– Comics: The Gathering

“★★★★★… This is another page-turning, rollicking action series from Valiant that you can’t miss.”

“★★★★… Legacy is a powerful thing when used correctly, and [SHADOWMAN #4] knocks that out of the park.”
– Comicbook.com

“★★★★… Another great entry into this run of the character… This book deserves a spot on your pull-list.”
Comic Bastards

“★★★★… So far, this series has been worth the wait.”
 Geeked Out Nation

On July 18th, superstar artist Doug Braithwaite joins writer extraordinaire Andy Diggle for SHADOWMAN (2018) #5, a must-read moment in the history of Valiant’s supernatural icon – featuring covers by Tonci Zonjic (Lobster Johnson), David Mack (Kabuki), David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), and Doug Braithwaite (Justice)!


But first: Begin Jack Boniface’s journey back to where it all began with SHADOWMAN #4, as Andy Diggle and acclaimed artist Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves) launch the opening salvo of “DEAD AND GONE”straight into the beginnings of the Second World War!

SHADOWMAN (2018) #4 – Cover A by Tonci Zonjic
SHADOWMAN (2018) #4 – Cover A by Tonci Zonjic

SHADOWMAN (2018) #4

Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Shawn Martinbrough

Cover A by Tonci Zonjic
Cover B by David Mack
Interlocking Variant by David Lafuente
Shadowman Icon Variant by Dave Johnson

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOW

For years, Jack Boniface believed he knew the true story of the Shadowman loa – the true story of the curse inside him. He was wrong.

For the first time, Jack Boniface is about to discover the long-hidden history of the supernatural power that became his birthright. Unmoored in time and space, the loa is about to reveal its untold dimensions… and now, the last defender of the wall between our realm and the Deadside is falling backward through the astral void, finding himself face to face with his forebears across the centuries – from the paranoia-addled alleyways of 1940s New York to the fire-scorched plantations of the Civil War… all the way back to the primeval height of the African savannah in 40,000 B.C.!


Now on sale, Andy Diggle and Shawn Martinbrough uncover a hidden chapter in Shadowman’s history with SHADOWMAN (2018) #4, featuring covers by Tonci Zonjic (Who Is Jake Ellis?), David Mack (Jessica Jones), David Lafuente (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG), and Dave Johnson (100 Bullets)!






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