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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

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Review: Dark Red #10

The battle between the vampires and were-creatures rages on as the intriguing take on vampires wraps up its run.

Story: Tim Seeley, Aaron Gillespie
Art: Corin Howell
Color: Mark Englert
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual

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Review: Dark Red Vol. 1 The Forgotten Man

The vampire genre comes to MAGA country in this layered horror series.

Dark Red Vol. 1 collects issues #1-5.

Story: Tim Seeley
Art: Corin Howell
Color: Mark Englert
Letterer: Marshall Dillon

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Preview: Transformers 100 Page Giant: Power of the Predacons

Transformers 100 Page Giant: Power of the Predacons

(W) John Paul Bove, Simon Furman, Josh Van Reyk, Shawn Knowler (A) Corin Howell, E. J. Su, Various (A/CA) Don Figueroa
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
SRP: $5.99

Prepare to be terrorized by this collection of the Predacons’ finest moments! Collecting stories from Transformers UK #135-136, Transformers UK Annual 1987, Beast Wars: The Gathering #1, Transformers Spotlight Jazz, and the never before republished Transformers: Dawn of the Predacus 2016 BotCon exclusive comic!

Transformers 100 Page Giant: Power of the Predacons

Preview: Transformers #16

Transformers #16

(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova, Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) Corin Howell
In Shops: Jan 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Riots rock Cybertron as the delicate balance of peace is fully disrupted. Amidst the anti-Autobot, anti-Decepticon, and anti-Rise actions, can Orion Pax, Chromia, and a Decepticon finally link the deaths of Brainstorm and Rubble to a larger conspiracy?

Transformers #16

Review: Dark Red #9

It’s were vs. vamp in Dark Red #9 as things become clear and the body count rises.

Story: Tim Seeley
Art: Corin Howell
Color: Mark Englert
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual

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Preview: Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase 2 Vol. 10

Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase 2 Vol. 10

(W) Mairghread Scott, John Barber, More (A) Nick Roche, Corin Howell, Andrew Griffith (CA) Marcelo Matere
In Shops: Jan 01, 2020
SRP: $49.99

Collects issues #44-45 of The Transformers series, issues #45-49 of More Than Meets The Eye, issues #6-7 of Windblade Vol. 2, the Sins of the Wreckers mini-series, the Combiner Hunters one-shot, and the Holiday Special.

Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase 2 Vol. 10

Review: Dark Red #8

The were-creatures and vampires are on a collision course and Dark Red #8 sets up the impending clash!

Story: Tim Seeley
Art: Corin Howell
Color: Mark Englert
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual

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Exclusive Preview: Dark Red #8

DARK RED #8

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Corin Howell
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Meghan Hetrick
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 12.04.19

Chip is trying to keep the newly turned vampire Evie from being manipulated in the Centress’ twisted game, as the various factions of Chicago’s Order of the Eventide prepare for war.

Tim Seeley (BRILLIANT TRASH, Hack/Slash, Grayson) and Corin Howell (Ghostbusters, Bat-Mite) bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America — one that’ll make you jump right out of your boots.

DARK RED #8

Preview: Dark Red #7

DARK RED #7

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Corin Howell
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Carlos Magual
Cover: Meghan Hetrick
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 10.16.2019

Battling a relentless monster hunter and faced with a horrific situation far beyond his control, Chip may have to do to the one thing he hates more than anything else…

GO TO THE CITY.

Tim Seeley (BRILLIANT TRASH, Hack/Slash, Grayson) and Corin Howell (Ghostbusters, Bat-Mite) bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America — one that’ll make you jump right out of your boots.

DARK RED #7
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