Read Shadowman, Volume 3: Deadside Blues by Justin Jordan Ales Kot Christopher Sebela Miguel Sepúlveda Mico Suayan Jim Zub Online


The secret origin of all Shadowmen, past and present...Long ago, in the antebellum South, Master Darque's evil spawned the one thing that could stop him: the Shadowman. Now, for the very first time, discover how the dark roots of the Darques' depravity has intertwined with Shadowman for more than a century and the betrayal that forged them both in this collection of acclaiThe secret origin of all Shadowmen, past and present...Long ago, in the antebellum South, Master Darque's evil spawned the one thing that could stop him: the Shadowman. Now, for the very first time, discover how the dark roots of the Darques' depravity has intertwined with Shadowman for more than a century and the betrayal that forged them both in this collection of acclaimed tales from some of comics brightest talents.Collecting SHADOWMAN #0 and SHADOWMAN #10-12, join Harvey Award-nominated writer Justin Jordan and an all-star cast of visionary creators -including Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre) Ales Kot (Suicide Squad), Christopher Sebela (Captain Marvel), Miguel Sepulveda (Red Lanterns), Mico Suayan (The Punisher), Jim Zub (Skullkickers) and more - for an unadulterated look inside the secret world of New Orleans' nocturnal guardian....

Title : Shadowman, Volume 3: Deadside Blues
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ISBN : 9781939346162
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Number of Pages : 112 Pages
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Shadowman, Volume 3: Deadside Blues Reviews

  • Cheese
    2019-03-22 19:07

    What a great series. Shame Jordan left this character.

  • Julio Bonilla
    2019-03-07 18:50

    Interesting origin about Shadowman, a family living in the wilderness knows magic! GREAT START!

  • Chris Lemmerman
    2019-03-03 13:40

    Transitory is a good word for this third volume of Shadowman. With writer Justin Jordan on the way out, this volume tidies up the end of his run and then has a few placeholder issues before the new creative team takes over for the fourth volume.We open with issue 0 and issue 10, which are essentially a two-part story telling the origins of Master Darque and his sister, as well as (eventually) where the Shadowman came from in the first place. It's a good end-cap to Jordan's run, giving us some background on a villain who has been fairly one-note up until now.Then issues 11-12 are essentially filler stories. Issue 11 is set on Halloween, and brings Doctor Mirage back for a bit too. She's a character that popped up in volume 2 that I didn't expect a lot from, but I'm intrigued to get to her spin-off mini-series after this now. Issue 12 is three smaller stories about the Shadowman, none of which are particularly memorable.Artwise, we get another mishmash of artists, which is less intrusive than last volume but still annoying. At least the two filler issues have one artist per story, at least.This series is meandering, so I'm hoping volume 4 will be a refocus.

  • Steven K
    2019-02-27 15:05

    So this volume might be a little over the place. You have Darque's origin story, A Halloween special and essentially an anthology issue with a bunch of fun little stories. The art in issue 0 is stunning and that issue alone is one of the strongest Shadowman issues in the entire run so far. Also Cafu's art in issue 12 is breathtaking. Overall this volume was just a really fun read for me. I'm a sucker for anything Voodoo and the New Orleans setting.

  • Phillip
    2019-03-22 18:54

    This book is something of a mixed bag. It doesn't follow up on the events of volume two in any specific way, but there are a couple instances where it is referenced. It's really a collection of stories surrounding Shadowman and his enemies that does a wonderful job to flesh out this corner of the Valiant universe.First off, it opens with the origin of Shadowman's number one nemesis: Master Darque. This story is fan-freaking-tastic. It's dark (sorry) and gives an added dimension to this character. I want to read more about Darque and his sister Sandria after this one. Loved the art too. It has a quality to it that reminds me of watching really old movies, which is really fitting.This leads into a story that explains the origin of Shadowman and how the Darques are involved. It does leave some questions, but I thought it did a great job rounding out a sort of mini-arc. Again, I enjoyed the art, although it is pretty different from the last story. The coloring really makes certain characters and images stand out.I could see some people feeling a bit put off by the third issue. It isn't really connected to anything else in the Shadowman series up to this point. Sure, it utilizes Dr. Mirage from the second volume and gets into the supernatural more. One thing that I felt this story could have used was a better introduction to the spirits that Shadowman faces off against. Overall, it was a fun side story on what might happen in a day of the life of Jack Boniface. This probably had the weakest art in the volume. I can't say it was bad in any specific way though.The last issue is actually three different stories that take turns exploring the character. They do a good job showing off the character of Jack, for better or for worse. We get to see a little bit of the Deadside and some of Shadowman's exploits in New Orleans. This volume as a whole builds on what was introduced in the first two books. I'd like to see a more cohesive story for the character down the road though.

  • Patrick
    2019-02-25 14:42

    Still a 4 star.I didn't care for the Halloween short stories that closed out the volume. So, that detracted from the overall volume for me. That's the bad.The good is that I absolutely loved the Zero issue this starts out with because it adds something to the mythology that made me think of everything I've read with Shadowman so far in a different way. The overall arc of the volume was also very solid. So, great start with a good body story and a kind of meh (but not bad) ending. I will say that this Shadowman is still very different from the one I met in Rapture. I'm curious when the change will happen.

  • Dr Rashmit Mishra
    2019-02-23 12:00

    What a load of BS! I wanted to read Valiant comics so bad , and this one had so much hype for it and lookit , this is just abysmal . The story of origins of all Shadowman past and present makes absolutely no sense at most times , followed by the origin of a villain whose motives remain unclear despite it being the 3rd volume and hang on , can anyone tell me what Shadowman's power actually are?only redeeming quality of this book and this whole series so far has to be the art which remains one of the finest I've seen all year

  • Tomas
    2019-03-22 15:05

    Finally the origin of Shadowman. And it is awesome ! I just admit that the rest of the book is just 2 short stories which do not do really anything but show anger growing inside of Shadowman. Which is a setup for volume 4. So no complaints there

  • Reed Benson
    2019-03-11 13:51

    Two stories about Darque and his sister featuring the origin of Shadowman. This is fairly useful. Then it's followed by a bunch of filler. I'm already tired of Shadowman and all the voodoo; this is not the way to win me over.

  • Drown Hollum
    2019-03-07 14:40

    Volume three of Shadowman is a real grab-bag. Justin Jordan leaves the book here, resulting in a messy collection of small stories instead of an honest continuation of the greater plot. The first two issues collected here are a wonderful sendoff for Jordan. They tell the origin story of Darque, his sister and ultimately the concept of the Shadowman itself. The art is captivating and moody, and the story bleeds new universal history, further establishing the unique parameters of Jack Boniface's world. Really, the first two issues deserve a five star score or something like it, but unfortunately the volume does not end there. What follows is a goofy and plain stupid Halloween story, then a handful of half-cocked plots crammed into a single issue. There was some captivating art in those last three stories, but the pages were just too crammed to get a compelling and comprehensive narrative. Volume three is a middling collection of single issues struggling to stay afloat as a new creative team is established for a monthly comic book, but the Darque origin issues almost make it worth the price by themselves.

  • Anchorpete
    2019-03-18 18:42

    Ok, so every story in this trade was good, yet the compilation of the trade was all over the place. First, we have a two issue story setting up the origin of Mister Darque, then we have a random Shadowman story where Doctor Mirage makes a cameo. Finally, we have a set of short stories featuring characters from Shadowman's world. It was actually pretty great. There was one short story in particular that is still haunting me to this day. I am not sure what happens after Peter Milligan takes over the writing of this book, but Justin Jordan has done a really great job creating a new Mythology for Shadowman.

  • Shannon Appelcline
    2019-02-28 17:39

    Masters of the Art (0, 10). Jordan's last two issues, detailing the origins of the Darques and the Shadowman are terrific: his best work on the book. #0 is particularly good with its heavy focus on horror, but the introduction of Boniface in #10 is quite interesting as well. The only problem is that the art gets really erratic in the last issue, with some of it being quite bad [8/10].Deadside Blues (11-12). Unfortunately, these stories were a really pathetic end to the first run of the VH-1 Shadowman. They're by a variety of authors, they have no depth, and they're not important. [3/10].

  • Cale
    2019-03-02 10:41

    So what happens when you have your climactic showdown in Volume 2? You follow it up with an origin story and some one-offs and shorts. None of which is remarkable in any way. The origins do paint an interesting picture, showing Darque and the Shadowman as family in a long-distant past. But even that connection is hardly made. And the Halloween issue is just silly compared to the rest, and the one offs are even worse in their triviality. This volume is of a book that is trying to tread water and failing.

  • Eric Novello
    2019-03-24 18:38

    Provavelmente por vendas inferiores ao esperado, a fase do Shadowman escrita pelo Justin Jordan acabou antes do esperado. Esse volume 3 reúne peças soltas, praticamente. O número #0 é a origem do Darque, de 10-12, temos a origem do Shadowman, um especial de Halloween, e três histórias que deviam ser roteiros descartados e que acabaram reunidas como contos. É um fim de festa da fase do Jordan, basicamente.

  • Josh
    2019-02-24 18:44

    Oh hai, origin to our villain and hero's powers that would have been vaguely helpful anywhere but after the major conflict. Is this used in any way for the rest of the volume or relevant? No, because the rest is filler one-shots. I can honestly say at this point, of the five-ish Valiant series that I've read now, Shadowman is the only one that actively disappoints with its wasted potential.

  • Roman Colombo
    2019-03-23 11:02

    The origin story of Darque and his sister, that was interesting and could have been explored more. Especially how the Shadowman was formed, which was really weird. But the Halloween one shot and the three short stories....really lackluster.

  • Alex
    2019-03-15 14:02

    This volume offers a collection of stories rather than a single narrative like the previous ones. The first story was spectacular. Five stars. The others were less interesting and would probably get three from me. Hence the middling four star rating for the volume as a whole.

  • Ritinha
    2019-02-26 13:58

    Uma agradável surpresa, o incremento significativo em qualidade na passagem do Vol. 2 para este Vol. 3. Do argumento à arte, temos excelência na abertura e demência no encerramento, o que é sempre bem vindo.

  • Marina Finaldi
    2019-03-06 14:57

    Prima di dare un giudizio vero e proprio, vorrei recuperare i due volumi usciti in precedenza. Tre stelle sulla fiducia perché il personaggio mi intriga e la storia iniziale mi è piaciuta molto, ma le short stories raccolte in questo volume, nel complesso, non mi hanno trasmesso nulla.

  • Chad
    2019-03-07 10:59

    The origin of Master Darque and the Shadowman plus a couple of filler issues. The origin issues were very good. The other issues were terrible.

  • Hannah McWhorter
    2019-03-16 17:57

    The first part of this volume was an amazing origins story. The rest of the stories were a grab bag that I didn't really enjoy.

  • Aaron Swensen
    2019-03-12 13:40

    Issue 10 and 0 were pretty decent, the rest of the issues were just dreadful.

  • J.
    2019-03-21 15:53

    This volume finally fills in some origin stories, and they definitely add a strange twist to the mythology. But this book is fundamentally a series of one-shots, and it feels weaker for it.

  • John
    2019-02-28 10:56

    A mixed bag of shorter stories. Almost irrelevant compared to the first two volumes.

  • Chris
    2019-02-26 11:41

    Higher rating just for the origin story of Master Darque

  • Jay
    2019-03-19 13:42

    It was more interesting as we get to see more of the origin of the shadowman.