In Review: Shadecraft #5

Zadie Lu lived in her amazing brother’s shadow all her life. Now, he’s trapped in her shadow—literally—and he can’t take it anymore.
Shadecraft

Synopsis: This month on Shadecraft. Zadie Lu lived in her amazing brother’s shadow all her life. Now, he’s trapped in her shadow—literally—and he can’t take it anymore. It’s brother versus sister in an epic battle as Zadie fights to save her family!

 

The Story

Picking the story up from last month. Zadie and her mother have gone looking for the shadow of her brother. To do so they have to infiltrate a government building and take down the security guards, which doesn’t prove to be difficult. However, they ultimately will have to face Angela Owens who is determined to have Zadie and her mother working for her.

 

The Artwork

The art team of Antonio Fabela and Lee Garbett brings their best work to this final chapter. Indeed, we get some fantastic action beats and some brilliant shadow effects. I particularly liked how well-drawn Zadie and her mother were. You can see the likeness, which is something I didn’t really appreciate in the previous issues. One of the best moments in this book is when Zadies Mum is trapped by Agent Owens in a white room where her Shadecraft is rendered unless. I also really enjoyed the sequence in which Zadie is trying to calm her brother down.

Overall. The art throughout all issues of this book has been fantastic.

 

Overall

Shadecraft for me has been one of the best comic book mini-series of this year. Joe Henderson and his creative team have created a fantastic world of likable and relatable characters. The way in which he wrote Zadie’s journey and then revealed that her mother has the same powers was nicely done. The book has been full of twist and turns and has set things up wonderfully for future chapters. Overall, a brilliant final issue to what has been a really good ride.

If we don’t see this made into a TV series or a movie in the future. I’ll be very surprised.

9.9
Shadecraft #5
  • Covers
    9.8
  • Story
    10
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.6
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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