Friday, July 26, 2013

Review: The Shadow Volume 2: Revolution by Gischler & Herbert, Campbell and Timpano

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I received a digital download of this book from NETGALLEY in exchange for a review.

The Shadow is a classics comic character who has been wonderfully updated for the modern comic book reader. In this second volume we find Lamont Cranston on a journey to find out what has happened to his mystical powers. The shadow is able to read the hearts of men to determine if they are good or evil and cloud men's minds. Now those powers have mysteriously disappeared. Lamont's journey begins in Nepal and the monks who trained him. Instead of the solace of the monks sanctuary he finds instead death and destruction.

Following the trail of the destroyers leads Lamont to Paris and Barcelona and the lovely yet deadly Esmeralda.  There is some really great action in these issues and some stunning art. There is also a solid conclusion to this story arc which makes it easy for casual readers to pick up the graphic novel without having to know what has gone on before.

Looking forward to volume three of the series. 

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