The Shadow: Year One #5

3.33
Mediocre
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September 4, 2013
3.5 out of 5
The Shadow: Year One is a great story for the greatest pulp hero of all. With ten issues, it sort of feels like things aren’t as tight as they could be, but you can’t really complain too much about getting more Shadow.
3.5 out of 5
Matt Wagner’s retelling of early days of The Shadow continue as Margo Lane begins her new role as a member of his organization.
4 out of 5 stars
The art by Wilfredo Torres continues to be a sparkling example of modern and historic representations of this property. The way his pencil work blends distinct styles while embracing thematic elements that are simply out of this world leaves me in awe. Similar to Cliff Chiang‘s work with Wonder Woman I have trouble envisioning someone else handling these renditions. In short: if you’re going to buy this and you’re looking for a reason the illustrations should be enough.