Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Shadow #13

After enjoying several issues of writer Victor Gischler's take on the character the series brings in a new creative team with writer Chris Roberson and artist Giovanni Timpano taking over the reigns of The Shadow and introducing a new a new figure of "The Light," a mysterious shimmering woman with a knack for slicing up sinners with a pair of swords.

While investigating four seemingly unrelated murders, and calling on the help of his vast web of eyes and ears around the city, The Shadow comes upon the spectral figure about to dispense more justice. The Shadow #13 does a good job of presenting a new mystery for the character to solve (even if the back-up story strongly hints as The Light's true identity), although the comic comes to an end just as our hero meets the city's self-appointed angel of death.

It may not be quite as good as the last few issues of the series, but it's still worth a look for fans of the character. It will be interesting to see how complex The Light's motivations truly are, and how she views another "soul stained by darkness and shadow." For fans.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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