1969 (The Shadow Issue #4 Comic Review)

The Shadow Issue #4

Written by Si Spurrier & Dan Walters

Art by Ricardo Jaime

Colored By Natalie Marques

Lettered by Simon Bowlands

What you need to know:

The Shadow is now out of his hospital bed after the police attempted to arrest him; let’s see what his next plans are for those that need to be served justice.

What just happened?

Standing on the hospital roof, the mysterious Shadow looks out to the city as if he has been reborn. Mary, even though she is happy to see him, can’t help worrying about her friend’s burnt body underneath his clothes. He puts his finger to his mouth to signal her to be silent. He motions for her to listen. Below them, is a jealous man grabbing a woman, and he is loud in his attempts to bring her inside. After a long altercation between the angry man, Mary, a false Shadow, and eventually the real Shadow, there is a strange stillness.

The Shadow shows Mary the past, where it is the summer of 1969. Racism still in its prime. The Shadow, dressed as a janitor, has another altercation, this time, with a man named Delaney. Shadow apologizes as he never meant for the monsters in the dark to consume him. He talks to a family after the incident, and they tell him he isn’t welcome. His methods are too extreme for them. Shadow’s brand of justice may not have been needed, but there was a darkness too wide set for his freedom. Leviathan feeds off of the darkness, both literal, and metaphorical, and there is a deep feeling of worry for what this will mean. The morning rises, and the Shadow disappears.

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Paul Smerdon

Paul Smerdon

I have been into comics since the early 90's and my main passion has been X-men I collect books, figures and any collectiables I can get my hands on. For shoot the breeze I have the pleasure opening my eyes to new worlds and adventures. I also do the Across the Pond Trades where I get an opportunity to look at trade paperbacks and review them via our YouTube channel. I also have my own Facebook page and Youtube called Smerdp which is full of plastic goodness. Many Thanks Paul
Summary
We finally see the Shadow’s world, and it is dark. I also like how the past is shown to explain why certain actions are taken in the future. More clues are dropped in another brilliant issue, telling this story of an antihero trying to bring justice to the world.
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I have been into comics since the early 90's and my main passion has been X-men I collect books, figures and any collectiables I can get my hands on. For shoot the breeze I have the pleasure opening my eyes to new worlds and adventures. I also do the Across the Pond Trades where I get an opportunity to look at trade paperbacks and review them via our YouTube channel. I also have my own Facebook page and Youtube called Smerdp which is full of plastic goodness. Many Thanks Paul

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