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Review: Shadow Service #1

Shadow Service #1

Well that escalated quickly. Shadow Service is Jessica Jones with a twist of John Constantine. Shadow Service #1 introduces us to Gina Meyers a private investigator with some magical powers. She takes whatever jobs to make a living and uses her powers for whatever needs to be done. She’s a witch who needs to make a living.

Written by Cavan Scott, Shadow Service #1 is a bit surprising. The debut issue does an excellent job of introducing you to Gina and the world. It lays out the general rules and what she can do within the story and not spending lots of time sidetracked by that. Shadow Service #1 sets her up as powerful but tortured and worn out by that. It also delivers a bit of a twist.

The comic for the most part plays out like a standard detective story. Gina is on a mission to find an individual for a client. She then moves on to figure out more about an individual following her. And that simplicity is used by Scott. This could easily be a detective story with magic. Instead, that is escalated multiple times with gruesome situations and scenes.

The search for an individual spirals into a creepy sequence we don’t get all the answers for. The search for an individual spying on her at a gym too goes out of control. Where the comic starts and where it ends feels like it’s almost two different stories in some ways. Where we’re left feels like the real start of what’s to come with everything up to it a prelude to the real action and story.

Scott is helped by Corin Howell‘s pencils, Triona Farrell‘s colors, and lettering by Andworld Design. The art is key in that it goes from fairly come to borderline gross quickly and does it in a way that’s dropping the hammer. There’s no build up to it, it hits you with the imagery. The magic too is displayed in interesting ways popping off the page especially due to the colors and use of lettering. It’s quiet and chill until it isn’t. Like Gina’s magic the chills just pop out of nowhere going from 0 to 60 right away.

Shadow Service #1 is an interesting debut. I thought I knew what the comic was going to be like going in to it but by the end, it’s not what I expected at all. What starts as a simple detective story winds up as something totally different by the end and leaves me intrigued to see what’s next.

Story: Cavan Scott Art: Corin Howell
Color: Triona Farrell Letterer: Andworld Design
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Vault Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Transformers/Back to the Future Gets a Writer and Artist

Transformers / Back to the Future #1

Two of the greatest science fiction franchises of the 1980s will collide this fall in an all-new comic book crossover event, Transformers / Back to the Future! Written by Cavan Scott and illustrated by Juan Samu, the four-issue miniseries will debut in October from IDW Publishing!

In the debut issue, Marty McFly returns from the adventure of a lifetime to a new, better Hill Valley… that is, until Marty and his friend Doc Brown’s time machine attracts the attention of the Decepticons. With one small mistake, Marty finds himself once again thrust into action to unravel a Decepticon plot in the past, present, and future… now with the help of a new converting time machine, the Autobot called Gigawatt!

Transformers / Back to the Future #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by series artist Juan Samu, Cover B by Phil Murphy, and two Retailer Incentive editions — one illustrated by Dan Schoening with the second featuring a photo of the hotly anticipated Autobot Gigawatt toy.

Preview: Star Wars Adventures Vol. 9 Fight the Empire

Star Wars Adventures Vol. 9 Fight the Empire

Cavan Scott (Author) Ian Flynn (Author) Derek Charm (Artist) Elsa Charretier (Artist, Cover Artist) Tony Fleecs (Artist) Arie Kaplan (Author) Drew Moss (Artist) Tony Fleecs (Artist) Shane McCarthy (Author) Nicoletta Baldari (Artist)
In Shops: Jul 15, 2020
SRP: $9.99

Join Han, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, and Chewbacca in these middle-grade-friendly adventures that take place during the original trilogy! Not ones to rest on their laurels, Han and Luke embark on a mission to secure equipment for the fledgling rebellion in this exciting tale set just after A New Hope! Then, after losing the man she loves to a bounty hunter, Princess Leia embarks on a dangerous mission with R2-D2 and C-3PO in this exciting tale set just after The Empire Strikes Back! And finally, Join Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca aboard the Millennium Falcon for another rollicking mission on behalf of the Rebel Alliance! Collects issues #21-23 of the Star Wars Adventures series.

Star Wars Adventures Vol. 9 Fight the Empire

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Cavan Scott (Author) Francesco Francavilla (Artist) Megan Levens (Artist) Nicoletta Baldari (Artist) Kelley Jones (Artist) Charles Paul Wilson III (Artist) Derek Charm (Cover Artist)

Return to Vader’s Castle for a spooky spin on your favorite villains from a galaxy far, far away….

This exciting graphic novel explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Jabba the Hutt, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asaji Ventress–all under the shadow of Darth Vader!

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Cavan Scott (Author) Francesco Francavilla (Artist) Megan Levens (Artist) Nicoletta Baldari (Artist) Kelley Jones (Artist) Charles Paul Wilson III (Artist) Derek Charm (Cover Artist)

Return to Vader’s Castle for a spooky spin on your favorite villains from a galaxy far, far away….

This exciting graphic novel explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Jabba the Hutt, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asaji Ventress–all under the shadow of Darth Vader!

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Vault Announces, a Black Magic Espionage Series from Cavan Scott and Corin M. Howel

Vault Comics has announced Shadow Servicea dark and magical new series co-created by writer Cavan Scott and artist Corin M. Howell, with colors by Triona Farrell, letters by Andworld Design, and design by Tim Daniel.

Worried your partner is cheating? Need a missing person found? Gina Meyers is the Private Investigator for you. Sure, she’s a witch who worries that her powers make her more of a monster than the crooks she’s trying to catch, but it’s not like London’s criminal underworld is literally going to hell… is it? This is Shadow Service. Spy craft meets black magic in the shadowy world of MI666.

Shadow Service#1 hits store shelves in July 2020, and will debut with a Pulp & Paint B cover by Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel.

Shadow Service #1

Preview: Star Wars Adventures #31

Star Wars Adventures #31

(W) Cavan Scott, Michael Moreci (A) David M Buisan (A/CA) Arianna Florean
In Shops: Mar 18, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Explore the galaxy in light of events depicted in The Rise of Skywalker! In this issue, the spotlight falls on Rey!

Includes a special installment of Tales from Wildspace, where the crew of the Star Herald swing into action themselves!

Star Wars Adventures #31

Star Wars Reveals Project Luminous

Project Luminous” has been revealed! The secret Star Wars project is a new setting for the Star Wars galaxy set 200 years for the events of the Skywalker Saga (The Phantom Menace). The era called “The High Republic” will be featured in novels, comics, and more for both kids and adults! Publishers for Star Wars: The High Republic include Disney Lucasfilm Press, Del Rey, IDW Publishing, and Marvel.

The Jedi Order is at its highest and the Republic is in expansion. This is where the stories begin. Think “Jedi Knights of the round table” type adventures set in the world of Star Wars.

The time is hopeful and optimistic and the Jedi are “true guardians of peace and justice.” The stories will allow for exploration of the universe such as pioneer life in the Outer Rim which was seeing expansion.

This period will not overlap any filmed features or series currently planned or in production which gives creators room for new adventures and original characters. Creators include Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, and Charles Soule.

Watch the announcement trailer:

The first comics and books will debut at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in August 2020. We’ll have more details as they’re officially released including new characters, comics, and what’s sure to be the toys to come!

Initial releases include:

Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Dark
Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray (Young Adult novel, Disney Lucasfilm Press)
Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage
Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland (Middle Grade novel, Disney Lucasfilm Press)
Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures
Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures by Daniel José Older (IDW Publishing comic book series)
Star Wars: The High Republic
Star Wars: The High Republic by Cavan Scott (Marvel comic book series)
Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi
Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule (Adult novel, Del Rey)

Preview: Star Wars Adventures Vol. 8 Defend the Republic

Star Wars Adventures Vol. 8 Defend the Republic

(W) Delilah Dawson, Cavan Scott, Nick Brokenshire, George Mann (A) Mauricet, Nick Brokenshire, Valentina Pinto (A/CA) Derek Charm
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
SRP: $9.99

Join Padmé, Yoda, Jar Jar Binks, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker in these young reader friendly tales set during Episodes 1-3!

Padmé Amidala joins Jar Jar Binks on a quest to recover a legendary Gungan artifact, but this one is going to be very messy! Then, legendary General Obi-Wan Kenobi undertakes a daring operation for the Republic Army during the Clone Wars, guest starring Captain Rex! And, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Jedi Master Yoda embark on an urgent mission, where Anakin’s rebellious nature could spell trouble for the Republic. Collects issues #18-20 of the Star Wars Adventures series.

Star Wars Adventures Vol. 8 Defend the Republic
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