Media Release — Fresh off of last week’s look ahead at superstar writer Andy Diggle’s yearlong roadmap for Shadowman’s powerful new ongoing series, Valiant is proud to announce the SHADOWMAN (2018) #4-11 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – available only as a pre-order set to fans who reserve the next two stunning storylines, “DEAD AND GONE” and “RAG AND BONE,” with their local comic shop by the initial order date (IOD) of April 26th, 2018!
Released monthly from June 2018 through January 2019, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues – plus exclusive covers by rising star Hannah Fisher (Tomb Raider) that can’t be found anywhere else!
First: Shadowman’s inaugural year spirals into “DEAD AND GONE” – an epic exploration into the true power and impact of the Shadowman legacy across the ages, beginning in SHADOWMAN #4 and featuring a rotating cast of all-star artists, including Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves, Black Panther), Doug Braithwaite (X-O MANOWAR, Journey into Mystery), and Renato Guedes (BLOODSHOT SALVATION), on each issue!
For years, Jack Boniface believed that 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 backwards 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.!
Then: Just in time for Halloween, the battle for the legacy of Master Darque erupts into civil war as the factions of New Orleans’ occult underground vie for control of his earthly remains…and the untapped power they contain…in “RAG AND BONE,” an all-new jumping-on point beginning in SHADOWMAN #8!
For some men – like the sadistic necromancer Nicodemo Darque, whose eternal conflict with the Boniface family’s lineage of Shadowmen was bound in blood nearly two centuries ago – the true path to power lies beyond death… And even the last relics of their earthly remains can become a doorway themselves…
As Shadowman returns to New Orleans with a revelatory new understanding of the immense abilities within himself, he won’t have long to adjust…because a war for control of the ultimate magical artifact – the bones of Master Darque, his old arch-nemesis – is about to erupt out of the underground and into the harsh view of day!
On one side: The Brethren, a society of wealthy and powerful occultists obsessed with Darque’s resurrection and ushering in a millennia-long reign of darkness. On the other: Shadowman’s old allies from The Abettors…and Darque’s own sister, Sandria, who would like nothing more than to grind her brother’s bones to dust…
The endless cycle of death and rebirth stops here as Shadowman and the Darque clan usher in the reckoning they’ve waited ten lifetimes to achieve – with massive repercussions for the future of the Valiant Universe – as high-octane artist Stephen Segovia returns to heed the call of “RAG AND BONE”!
Fans and retailers, take note: The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all eight issues with your local comic shop by the initial order date of April 26th, 2018! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!
Available only as a pre-order set to fans who reserve the next eight issues from master storyteller Andy Diggle and superstar artists Shawn Martinbrough, Doug Braithwaite, Renato Guedes, and Stephen Segovia, the SHADOWMAN #4-11 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – eight 40-page, massively expanded editions of Valiant’s next essential ongoing series – can only be ordered as a set and must be ordered with your local comic shop by the initial order date of April 26th, 2018!
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SHADOWMAN (2018) #4 (NEW ARC! “DEAD AND GONE” – PART 1)
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 JUNE 20th (FOC – 5/18/18)
SHADOWMAN (2018) #4-11 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by SHAWN MARTINBROUGH, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, RENATO GUEDES, and STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Covers by HANNAH FISHER
$3.99 each [8 issues] | 40 pgs. each | T+ | Issue #4 On Sale JUNE 20th (IOD – 4/26/18)