Shadowman: Birth Rites
Written by Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher
Illustrated by Brian Reber
Jack Boniface has grown up in foster care ever since his mother was killed in a car accident. As an adult he finds his way to New Orleans because everyone says his name is local…there. Finally with enough of a job he can afford to have someone uncover who his parents were and what happened to them. A fit of disgust at what he thinks is the truth of his parent’s results in an impulse decision and now he is visible to things he didn’t know he was hiding from.
Welcome to the tale of a paranormal superhero named Shadowman, a symbiotic melding of Jack Boniface and a shadow spirit called the Loa. This is not a comic for the children. The artwork is graphic and very well done. This volume has the first four Shadowman comics and is a fluid tale of him coming into his powers.
Another good thing is it is not a DC or Marvel product. This is published by Valiant comics and I got my copy from the publisher at Denver Comic Con. I’m giving this five out of five entertainment points. Well played Valiant!