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    Default The Shadow (Vol. 3) by Si Spurrier & Daniel HDR (Dynamite)

    Well, the first issue of the latest The Shadow series (by Si Spurrier & Daniel HDR) was released this past Wednesday.

    I looked it over at the store, but decided not to buy it.
    One of the problems I had with it is that it's set in modern times (as opposed to back in the 20th century), and those stories with The Shadow don't always work for me. Also, it's hard to say how much of "The Shadow" we actually had in this story.



    Did anybody buy an issue (or at least read it in its entirety in the store)?
    What do other people think?

    https://www.dynamite.com/previews/C7...vARocafort.jpg

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    Wasn't even aware it was coming out. Just read it because of this thread. Loved it! A direction I didn't expect.

    I had been loving the Batman/Shadow crossover and this was great to see as a new ongoing.

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    oh going by what Razorfist said about the writer and the book I think will stay away form this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a kiss to remember View Post
    oh going by what Razorfist said about the writer and the book I think will stay away form this.
    Razorfist?

    What was said, and where was it said?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Razorfist?

    What was said, and where was it said?
    https://youtu.be/uqjBum_xd5Q

    watch it and realize what this writer turned the shadow into

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    Yyyyyyeah, not particularly interested in the opinion of that one guy vlogging himself in monochrome while wearing driving gloves (?) in his bedroom (??) getting upset about social justice in a medium based around protagonists bringing justice to social spaces.

    I liked the issue. It's not 100% Spurrier, since Dan Watters is doing the actual nuts-&-bolts scripting while simply following Spurrier's outline and notes. That's a bummer for me but might be a good point for others since the dialogue is a lot less baroque and, well, bonkers than his usual. Beyond that, it summarizes the idea of the Shadow smartly, gives a nasty example of what he'd usually be up to in a modern world, and teases interesting things to come. And Daniel HDR makes the book look very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a kiss to remember View Post
    https://youtu.be/uqjBum_xd5Q

    watch it and realize what this writer turned the shadow into
    That video is cringe AF.
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    This has not arrived in The Grim North yet, though when I read the synopsis I did wonder how it would work. The previous 'Shadow Now' series was not brilliant, and as someone - Michael Uslan? Matt Wagner? - has said The Shadow doesn't really work in an age of mobile phones and GPS etc.
    I also like the Batman/Shadow pairing, though the artwork could be better (I'm so picky...).

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    By the way, here are the numbers so far from the Top 300 Comic Books list (based on store orders to Diamond):
    Aug. 2017 = 173rd - Shadow #1 - 12,174 copies
    Sept. 2017 = 222nd - Shadow #2 - 7,596 copies
    Oct. 2017 = 222nd - Shadow #3 - 7,128 copies

    And, also published by Dynamite,
    Oct. 2017 = 58th - Shadow Batman #1 - 38,949 copies

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    Here are the numbers from November's Top 300 Comic Books list (based on store orders to Diamond):
    97th - Shadow/Batman #2 - 22,495 copies
    252nd - Shadow #4 - 6,692 copies
    not sure how soon December's numbers will be released...

    By the way, does anybody know if issue #6 (currently due out January 24th) of The Shadow Vol. 3 is the final issue for that run?
    (And hopefully an end to "present day" adventures for now?)


    THE SHADOW #6
    With the machinations of Leviathan laid bare at last, the streets run with blood. At the center of it all, face to face with the sickness of the world, Mary Jerez must decide whether to use the scalpel's cut to cure or kill. Will the coming dawn bring the light-or the Shadow?
    https://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/v...13026011606011
    https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/NOV171578

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Here are the numbers from November's Top 300 Comic Books list (based on store orders to Diamond):
    97th - Shadow/Batman #2 - 22,495 copies
    252nd - Shadow #4 - 6,692 copies
    not sure how soon December's numbers will be released...
    December 2017's numbers:
    105th - Shadow/Batman #3 - 19,860 copies
    221st - Shadow #5 - 6,719 copies
    Now we have to wait on January's numbers.

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    Issue #6 has just arrived in The Grim North. Disappointing ending. And I see no clue that there'll be an issue 7. The set-up was better than I thought and better than 'Shadow Now', or the DC update from years ago, so I bought this series. There were a few 'in' references - (Walter B Gibson Theatre, Myra wotsername) but the plot itself I thought weak. But then at least they didn't roll out Shiwan Khan, or his daughter yet again.

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    January 2018's numbers:
    118th - Shadow/Batman #4 - 18,190 copies
    240th - Shadow #6 - 6,283 copies

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