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Shadecraft #3 Has Sold Out and Goes Back to Print

Shadecraft #3 by Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett hit comic shops’ shelves and sold out instantly at the distributor level. Image will fast-track a reprint of this latest issue in the popular series and with new cover art by Garbett.

In Shadecraft, readers meet Zadie Lu, who is afraid of her own shadow. She’s a teenager, so she REALLY should have grown out of it by now, right? But something weird is happening in her small town. Zadie could swear the shadows are coming to life. Watching her. Trying to KILL her. But how do you fight something you can’t even touch? And how does all of this tie into her FAMILY, of all things?

In Shadecraft #3, Zadie has discovered the source of the shadows…and that they can be controlled. Dare she try and wield this incredible power? HELL YES she dares. And she’s damn good at it, too! But when someone Zadie cares about ends up in danger because of her, the fun and games become a matter of life or death…

Shadecraft #3, second printing (Diamond Code APR218884) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 23.

Shadecraft #3, second printing

Multiple issues of Shadecraft Sell Out and Head Back to Print

Multiple issues of the bestselling series Shadecraft by Skyward creators Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett have sold out yet again at the distributor level, prompting Image Comics to rush order reprints of both issues #1 and #2. The #1 reprint cover will be a color variation on the art collaboration by Jock and Garbett and the #2 reprint will feature new cover artwork by Garbett.

In Shadecraft, readers meet Zadie Lu, who is afraid of her own shadow. She’s a teenager, so she REALLY should have grown out of it by now, right? But something weird is happening in her small town. Zadie could swear the shadows are coming to life. Watching her. Trying to KILL her. But how do you fight something you can’t even touch? And how does all of this tie into her FAMILY, of all things?

Shadecraft #1, third printing by Jock and Garbett (Diamond Code MAR219112) and Shadecraft #2, second printing by Garbett (Diamond Code MAR219111) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 2.

Shadecraft #3 Cover A by Garbett (Diamond Code MAR210224) and Shadecraft #3 Cover B by Jim Cheung (Diamond Code MAR210225) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 26.

Shadecraft #1 Is a Sell-Out with a New Printing Coming Plus Shadecraft #2 Tula Lotay Cover

Image Comics has announced that the eagerly anticipated new teen horror series Shadecraft by Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett has sold out instantly at the distributor level. This dark and addictive new series—from the creative team behind the Eisner nominated series Skyward—is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with growing demand. The second printing cover will feature exciting new artwork by Jock and Garbett in a first-ever creative collaboration.

In stores the same week, Shadecraft #2 will also showcase a stunning cover B by lauded artist Tula Lotay.

Shadecraft is the series to watch right now and caught the early attention of Hollywood heavyweights at Netflix. The streaming platform preemptively picked up Shadecraft for a TV development deal with Henderson onboard to co-write the pilot with Georgia Lee and Garbett attached as a producer.

In Shadecraft, readers meet Zadie Lu, who is afraid of her own shadow. She’s a teenager, so she REALLY should have grown out of it by now, right? But something weird is happening in her small town. Zadie could swear the shadows are coming to life. Watching her. Trying to KILL her. But how do you fight something you can’t even touch? And how does all of this tie into her FAMILY, of all things? 

Shadecraft #1, second printing (Diamond Code FEB219156), Shadecraft #2 Cover A by Garbett (Diamond Code FEB210208) and Shadecraft #2 Cover B by Tula Lotay (Diamond Code FEB210209) will all be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 28.

Review: Shadecraft #1

Shadecraft #1

We all live in a shadow. Whether it’s a family member or something from our past, or our own expectations, we’re haunted. Shadecraft #1 delivers an exploration of that with Zadie Lu. Zadie is a high school student who is afraid of the shadows and for good reason. The shadows seem to be alive and attacking her for some reason.

Writer Joe Henderson takes us into a world that’s familiar but also haunting. So many of us have had that feeling that we’re being watched or chased and some might have experienced that sensation being their shadow. This takes that and turns it into both a magical and scary concept. What’s going on? We’re not quite sure but the setup is solid.

In Zadie, Henderson has found a character so many can relate to. An older brother whose shadow she falls. A rather serious parent whose shadow she also falls. Then there’s that of reputations and school popularity and Zadie’s life is one that feels familiar. Henderson also doesn’t go over the top with his concepts, instead building things slowly for the end reveal. It keeps readers guessing what’s in Zadie’s head and what’s real.

Lee Garbett‘s art helps with that by teasing the shadows giving them a look that can be both normal and not. At times it feels like the shadows are reaching for Zadie but in reality it’s what they should be doing. Antonio Fabela‘s color is key in that the shadows are dark and ominous but also not just flat black. There’s a life in them thanks to Garbett and Fabela. Simon Bowland‘s lettering is solid enhancing the moments and emotions just right.

Shadecraft #1 is a solid start. It’s a mystery as to what’s going on and dances between horror and something much more. There’s a family touch to it that grounds the story and adds a bit more than just scares and tension. The school aspects make Zadie a more believable character and one that’s a bit easier to connect to. I have a feeling that the series is going to deliver a lot more of that and turn on the waterworks.

Story: Joe Henderson Art: Lee Garbett
Color: Antonio Fabela Letterer: Simon Bowland
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1 (Marvel) – Writer Steve Orlando takes Man-Thing through a journey in this mini-series celebrating the character.

Beta Ray Bill #1 (Marvel) – Can Beta Ray Bill finally get the spotlight he deserves?

Crossover #5 (Image Comics) – The series has gone back and forth across line of being a bit too self-referential and inside jokes but it’s a hell of a concept and it’s interesting to see what else the team folds in.

Nuclear Family #2 (AfterShock) – The first issue was intriguing and left us in the middle of a bombed-out American town. What is going on!?

The Other History of the DC Universe #3 (DC Comics) – The series has been impressive at how honest it’s been with each issue. This one takes on Katana during the 80s!

Power Rangers Unlimited: Heir to Darkness #1 (BOOM! Studios) – The popular villain Astronema gets the spotlight as her origin is revealed.

Shadecraft #1 (Image Comics) – Zadie Lu is convinced that the shadows are trying to kill her and something weird is going on in her small town.

Silk #1 (Marvel) – A character that always deserved to be a bigger deal than she was, we’ll see if this miniseries is finally the one to put her over the top and cement A-status.

Two Moons #2 (Image Comics) – This horror series set during the Civil War had a solid debut and we want to see where it goes from there.

Witchblood #1 (Vault Comics) – A modern story of a witch cruising the Southwest as a gang of biker vampires wants the source of her coven’s power.

Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #2 (Dark Horse) – The first issue had a fun pulp sense about it and we’re hoping for more of that.

Around the Tubes

BRZRKR #1

The weekend is almost here! What geeky things will you all be doing? How many of you have already watched WandaVision? Sound off in the comments! Here are some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – Marvel’s Avengers, Six Months Later – Anyone still playing this?

Kotaku – Giant Attack On Titan Manga Weighs 30 Pounds And Costs $1,400 – Uh… We will not be buying this.

Gizmodo – There’s Finally a Good Color E Ink Tablet for Comic Books – Hmmm…

Hollywood Reporter – Netflix Orders Animated ‘Asterix & Obelix’ Series – This is long overdue.

Cochrane Today – More than $15000 in items stolen from Rebel Comics – If anyone has information and can help.

Hollywood Reporter – Netflix Picks Up ‘Shadecraft’ From ‘Lucifer’ Showrunner Joe Henderson – This will be one to grab when it’s released.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: In SPACE SWEEPERS, capitalism’s trash strikes back! – Free comics!

Reviews

CBR – BRZRKR #1
The Beat – Embodied
Primary Ignition – Nocterra #1
But Why Tho Podcast – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Joe Henderson Reteams with Lee Garbett for Shadecraft, a Teen Horror Story

Bestselling writer and Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson reteams with popular Captain Marvel artist Lee Garbett for the upcoming teen horror series, Shadecraft. Their sophomore collaboration at Image Comics—after the Eisner nominated and universally beloved Skyward concluded in 2019—this new series will send fans on a hair-raising journey beginning in March.

In Shadecraft, readers meet Zadie Lu. She’s afraid of her own shadow. She’s also a teenager, so she really should have grown out of it by now… But something weird is happening in her small town—it’s as if the shadows are actually coming to life. Watching her. Maybe even trying to kill her. But how do you fight something you can’t even touch? And why is she the target they’re after?

Join Zadie Lu as she ventures into the shadows to face her fears and discovers a legacy she never knew she had in a new series perfect for fans of the Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer, James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds’ Something Is Killing The Children and Veronica Fish and Kelly Thompson’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Shadecraft #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 31.

Shadecraft #1
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