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SHADOWMAN has been going on for about a year now. For those not reading it, it might be a matter of not knowing where to start reading. Of course you can pick up the trades. The other good news is issue #13 marks a new direction for the New Orleans nocturnal guardian. Peter Milligan (HELLBLAZER, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK) and Roberto De La Torre (DAREDEVIL, AGE OF APOCALYPSE) prepare to take over the series.

When a troubled young man with a history of violence and a penchant for blackouts meets an overwhelming source of power with a mystical scythe, the results are doomed to be destructive. A voodoo loa has possessed Jack Boniface – or so he believes. But after Jack awakens in an alleyway covered in blood, he embarks on a journey across lands of shadows and death to discover if he can expel the dark force that’s seized control of his life…and which may be responsible for a violent rampage throughout New Orleans…

Featuring a standard cover by De La Torre, a Pullbox Exclusive Variant for comic shop subscribers by Miguel Sepulveda (Red Lanterns) and incentive variants by Ben Templesmith (Ten Grand), and Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), start reading here when Peter Milligan and Roberto De La Torre drag Shadowman to his blackest depths yet with an all-new jumping-on point in Shadowman #13 – arriving in stores onDecember 4th!

And get a sneak peek at things to come in Shadowman #13X – a special standalone prelude to Shadowman’s all-new story arc by Peter Milligan and rising star Diego Bernard (Eternal Warrior) – bagged exclusively with Bleeding Cool Magazine #7 and available in comic stores everywhere this November!

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Art & Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (OCT131338)

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA (OCT131339)

Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH (OCT131340)

Variant Cover by SHANE DAVIS (OCT131341)

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE 12/4/13 (FOC – 11/11/13)

#1 Edited by AllStarSuperman (23207 posts) - - Show Bio

I was really excited for this, but idk now. it has some pretty weird art.

#2 Posted by _AshleyHomicide_ (15 posts) - - Show Bio

OMG that art. <3

#3 Edited by G_Money_Christmas (884 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never read Shadowman but I've heard lots of praises for it. I'm going to pick it up when this issue comes out, though.

#4 Posted by Z3RO180 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome they have changed his costume

#5 Posted by HeckTate (1430 posts) - - Show Bio

Have issues 5-12 waiting to be read but I ordered Vol 1 of trades because I couldn't find them in single issues and it ended up getting back ordered :( Should arrive tomorrow or Saturday, but all the issues I already have are just sitting there taunting me.

#6 Edited by MaccyD (5184 posts) - - Show Bio

The art has improved imo and suits the dark and strange world of Shadowman.

#7 Posted by nappystr8 (1159 posts) - - Show Bio

I was kind of getting bored with this series already, and then they announced Peter Milligan would be taking over. I'm going to drop the book after #12. I don't think Milligan is a bad writer, but he's been on a real losing streak lately, between Justice League Dark and Red Lanterns.

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that editorial interference was behind those failures, knowing DC's recent history. But this preview really isn't selling to me that he is the right guy for this book. I don't like the idea of Jack being crazy or being on the run from the Abettors. There is a mystery element here that leads me to believe everything is not exactly what it seems, but I just can't extend enough trust in Milligan that he knows what he's doing.

It is nice that the book is back to a single artist. None of the artists have been bad, but the inconsistency has been annoying.

#8 Edited by ARMIV2 (8876 posts) - - Show Bio

The artwork is absolutely splendid. Makes me really interested in this.

#9 Posted by Extremis (3366 posts) - - Show Bio

I was really excited for this, but idk now. it has some pretty weird art.

you're crazy RDLT is the best Shadowman artist out there right now. His work on the title when it was struggling was the only thing keeping me interested.

I'm so glad Valiant gives us this long preview. I feel a deserve a free peak after dumping money into the quarter machine that is this comic and constantly coming up with nothing. I've already dropped it. But maybe if it stays good for awhile, gets good reviews, I'll come back.

#10 Posted by _Genesis_ (317 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet I'm sold

#11 Posted by King_Of_The_Dead (9 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait for this! Really digging the art too! Liking the direction this is taking. I read the earlier issues of Shadowman on its initial relaunch but after a few issues or so the quality of the story really got watered down and the art become really inconsistent, with the exception of the #0 and I think issue #10 that continued on the Master Darque storyline and how the Shadowman loa was created. Mambo's design looks cool too.

#12 Posted by DonFelipe (1396 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the new look/suit of SM! This is the one Valiant title that I've been reading since the very first issue since the big relaunch. There have been a few ups and downs, story-wise, and I really hope it's going to be more consistent again. SM is such an interesting character. He deserves good stories and I think Peter Milligan is a good fit as writer. We'll see!

#13 Posted by bladewolf (922 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not fond of Milligan, so his announcement as a writer actually caused me to decide to drop the title. Ultimately, I'll wait for reviews and maybe get the trade.

I already noticed a continuity error though: Dox and Alyssa were the Last Abettors...who are these others? Where did they come from?

#14 Edited by Decept-O (7374 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, I really am digging the art here. That cover is splendid.

#15 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6836 posts) - - Show Bio

Such great art! Was more a fan of Justin Jordan on the book but I think Peter Milligan might do good as well.

#16 Edited by The_Titan_Lord (7194 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet art.