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    Dynamite Entertainment Bringing Back The Shadow In Comic Book Form

    OK, I loved the old 70s DC series when Kaluta was drawing it, I loved Howard Chaykin's kinky 80s 4 issue revamp and I loved Kyle Baker's run on the series that followed it. After that, once The Shadow Strikes came along, DC got less interesting with the character but I've always had a soft spot for he who knows what evil lurks within the hearts of men despite the Hollywood Baldwinization he underwent.

    I'm kinda stoked that Dynamite, who seem hellbent on acquiring every license they can, have got a new series happening that I hadn't really heard much about. The 1st issue streets today. Garth Ennis is writing it (huh), Aaron Campbell is drawing it and Alex Ross is painting the covers for it (neat).

    Ross is interviewed about it here.

    There are four varient covers for the 1st issue, and one is Chaykin (neat) and none are Kaluta (boo!).

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    Jae Lee's cover looks kinda like Kelly Jones drew it, which made me think how cool a Kelly Jones illustrated Shadow series would be.
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    Yeah it reminds me of Jones' Batman work.

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    Looks like there's going to be a Chaykin varient for issue #2 as well.

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    And #3. So I'd guess there will be one for #4 as well. Too many variants!

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    That's why I left the comic book world. All I want is a solid story with great artwork. I don;t need the gimmicky garbage. Membah the old days when they'd do pin-ups in the back so you could see the various artist takes on characters? Just do that!

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    Yup. I'm with you. I'll get this but I'll wait for the trade in hopes that it'll collect the covers. Of course, they'll probably do variants on the trade too. Which will just be annoying.
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    Dynamite loves to do variant covers. That Green Hornet series had plenty. But then they also put out great stuff like The Boys and Project Superpowers.

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    I got the first issue yesterday (Ross cover), my shop had all of the variants, excluding the retailer incentives. Haven't read it yet but I'm looking forward to seeing what Ennis does with the character. The variants are definitely overkill but Dynamite certainly ain't alone in this practice, Avatar also really overdoes them among others. DC has even gotten in the cover game lately. I have to say I don't really like the Chaykin cover for #1 - for one thing leaving off the scarf was a mistake imo. Not crazy about the drawing in general either, Chaykin has done much better.

    OT - Ennis has a really good military horror series going right now, Stitched. I highly recommend this, as well as the new Crossed series, Badlands. It's not as OTT as the earlier run and is written much better imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Monroe View Post
    I have to say I don't really like the Chaykin cover for #1 - for one thing leaving off the scarf was a mistake imo. Not crazy about the drawing in general either, Chaykin has done much better.
    I don't mind it but the covers for #2 & #3 are much more interesting. I'm just kinda stoked to see him on the character again. Wish they'd let him take a stab at another miniseries.
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