This is part of my submission entry to Valiant Comics’ redesign contest, “Shadowman in a New Light”.
Jack Boniface is a saxophone player for an underground jazz club. He meets Lydia, a mysterious lady who had been frequenting the place of late to hear Jack play. They leave the club together one night to Lydia’s place. Jack finds Lydia gone the next morning, leaving nothing but a strange mark on his neck. Since then, Jack has been forever changed, turning into Shadowman at night to kill off zombies.
Shadowman was created by Jim Shooter, Steve Englehart, David Lapham & Bob Layton. The character debuted in 1992 as a flagship title in the Valiant Universe & quickly became one of the industry’s most popular comic books. After a year in publication, Shadowman sold over 100,000 comics books a month. By its 2nd year, Shadowman outsold long-standing industry stalwarts from Marvel Comics & DC Comics, namely Batman, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Ghost Rider, & even The Justice League of America!