Challenge 2: Day 115: Shadowman #2 (2018)

COMIC TITLE: Shadowman #2 (2018)
Stephen Segovia– Artist
Andy Diggle– Writer
April 25, 2018
Valiant Comics

SM2018_002_COVER-A_ZONJIC-1-562x863It might be a hard fact for you guys to believe, but after being 115 days into this challenge, I am discovering more characters then ever before. Today’s comic, I was excited about getting because it’s new comic book day and the first Shadowman kicked ass. Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One) and Stephen Segovia (Ninjak) were back to bring you issue two in the series. In the previous issue, It has been a long time since Alyssa had seen her husband Jack, but she had to learn to accept it and move on as she became a mambo (a female High Priest in the Vodou religion). One day when she was trying to locate a source, she encounters a being unlike any other and when she calls for help, her husband reappears and still with the curse of the Loa (a God in the Vodou religion) Shadowman still within him. As she tries to get help, they discover that the evil Baron Samedi is behind all of this. In this issue, they are still looking for answers around the city and they discover that the people are under a spell. So, while they look for the source of the trouble, Shadowman and Alyssa may have to say goodbye to each other once again.

SM2018_002_001After two issues, I can honestly sit here, type, and tell you that I am still 100% hooked into this comic. I am still a huge fan of the artwork in the is comic. The art is so vivid and colorful and they match the tones of the issue overall and Segovia just does a fantastic job bringing the characters to life. He kept me hooked page after page with the way the characters looked, etc. Then you match that with the story and it’ a home run. The story is still engaging as it’s leading us to this bigger picture and you learn some actual stuff about voodoo as well. Both men just do an awesome job keeping you into what they are presenting and the story is unraveling very well. There is a lot of cool imagery especially if you are a horror fan and a lot of cool action as well which I noticed they picked up the pace with this one. There is a lot of great material out there other than what the big boys are putting out. If you’re looking for one, then give this comic book a shot, I honestly don’t think you’ll regret it and business is about to pick up. Check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

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