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Valiant is proud to announce that the Shadowman Vol. 1: Birth Rites trade paperback collection will debut on April 24th at just $9.99!

Previously solicited at $14.99, the Shadowman Vol. 1: Birth Rites TPB collects the first four issues of Valiant’s best-selling Shadowman series by acclaimed creators Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) and Patrick Zircher (Captain America) and joins the rest of Valiant’s volume one collections at the special introductory price of $9.99.

“Both fans and retailers have had an enthusiastic response to our $9.99 trade paperback releases. At this stage, one of Valiant’s top priorities is to ensure that our titles are available to as many new readers as possible. Introducing the premiere volumes of our ongoing titles at $9.99 is an easy way to do just that,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “If you’ve been waiting to discover Valiant, or simply missed your chance to jump on board Shadowman, or Harbinger or any other Valiant series, each and every first volume in our line of trade paperbacks will be right there waiting for you for less than ten bucks.”

There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?

Start reading here to the witness the rise of New Orleans’ next nocturnal protector as Shadowman meets the forces of the Deadside head-on and makes an indelible impression on the Valiant Universe. And don’t miss the other introductory volumes in Valiant’s line of specially priced $9.99 trade paperback collections – X-O Manowar Vol. 1: By The Sword TPB, Harbinger: Vol. 1: Omega Rising TPB, Bloodshot Vol. 1: Setting the World on Fire TPB, Archer & Armstrong Vol. 1: The Michelangelo Code TPB – available in finer comics shops everywhere!

For more information on Shadowman, X-O Manowar, and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Twitter, on Facebook, or at

$9.99/Rated T+/112 pgs.
ISBN: 978-1-939346-00-1
Collecting SHADOWMAN #1-4
ON SALE 4/24/13 (FOC – 4/1/13)

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via Valiant Entertainment


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  1. Ryan 'Halite' King on

    For a quick review if anyone is interested:

    The first few issues feel like throw you into a story already in progress and I didn’t develop any connection to the characters. There is a turning point where the action ramps up to a degree that really starts to catch on. I still don’t think there is enough reason to be attached to the main character yet, his friends are more compelling, but the initial villain,Twist is very interesting.

    While the first few issues are probably 2.5 stars, the rest have been 4. Like the other Valiant books, consistency is the key here. The same artist every month and the writing is very strong.

    I would give this a recommendation of READ/BORROW. I’m very certain that Vol 2 is going to be stronger once the setting and characters are established.

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