With Justin Jordan’s new iteration of Shadowman selling strong for Valiant and receiving glowing reviews around the comics press, it’s no surprise that Valiant sees now as the time to roll out a Valiant Masters hardcover based on the character, whose feature film adaptation was announced at New York Comic Con last year.
Featuring work by David Lapham, Steve Ditko, Steve Englehart, Bob Hall, Bob Layton, Jim Shooter and more, the hardcover will collect 9 issues from the heyday of ’90s Valiant, including Shadowman #0 and #1-7.
You can check out the solicitation information below, along with some promotional art.
This May, a new day is dawning for Valiant’s original defender of the New Orleans night!
Valiant is proud to announce the upcoming release of Valiant Masters: Shadowman Vol. 1 – Spirits Within – the first-ever deluxe hardcover collection featuring the origin and debut solo adventures of Shadowman in the original Valiant Universe!
Jack Boniface nearly died one night – attacked by something out of a nightmare. But since that terrifying experience something has changed. Now, when darkness falls, a feeling comes over him, an urge to destroy the demons that would defile his night. Wild, reckless, and hell-bent on eliminating evil in all its forms, Jack is now his city’s new protector – the nocturnal avenger simply called Shadowman.
Featuring appearances by X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong and more of the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes, Valiant Masters: Shadowman Vol. 1 – Spirits Within also brings together classic work from a who’s who of comics luminaries, including Steve Ditko, Steve Englehart, Bob Hall, David Lapham, Bob Layton, Jim Shooter and many more!
Re-presenting SHADOWMAN (1992) #0-7 and material from DARQUE PASSAGES (1994) #1, this latest addition to the Valiant Masters line of hardcovers is essential reading for the any fan of the Valiant Universe – past or present.
And get an exclusive look inside Valiant Masters: Shadowman Vol. 1 – Spirits Withinwith the Valiant Masters: 2013 FCBD Showcase Edition – in finer comic shops everywhere this Free Comic Book Day on May 4th!
VALIANT MASTERS: SHADOWMAN VOL. 1 – SPIRITS WITHIN HC
Written by STEVE ENGLEHART, BOB HALL, JIM SHOOTER and More
Art by STEVE DITKO, BOB HALL, DAVID LAPHAM, DON PERLIN and More
Cover by DAVID LAPHAM
ON SALE THIS MAY!
VALIANT MASTERS: 2013 FCBD SHOWCASE EDITION
Written by MARK MORETTI, JIM SHOOTER, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, and MORE
Art by DAVID LAPHAM, BOB LAYTON, JOE QUESADA, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, and MORE
Cover by BARRY WINDSOR SMITH