Dynamite is proud to announce that the acclaimed and best-selling comics writer Victor Gischler will be joining Dynamite! Having been the lead writer on the X-Men for the last 2 and a-half years, he is taking over one of Dynamite’s Premiere titles – The Shadow! Victor is one of the hottest writers in comics, as he is also writing a Buffy the Vampire Slayer ‘Spike’ spin-off mini-series! Joining Victor on The Shadow is artist Jack (Kirby: Genesis) Herbert with covers by Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla and for the first time ever on The Shadow cover, Darwyn Cooke! After Garth Ennis‘ acclaimed run on The Shadow concludes, Victor joins The Shadow with issue #7 in October!
The Shadow is known for the mystic power which allows him to cloud men’s minds and read their hearts. But what happens when this power fails him? After the Shadow fails to stop a routine mugging, he travels to the Far East with his pilot and sidekick, WWI ace Miles Crofton. In Nepal, he hopes to reconnect with his old masters and to consult with them about what could be amiss with his powers. Instead, he finds opium smugglers. As always, The Shadow faces danger … but he must also look within himself.
“The Shadow is a classic, iconic character that I’m thrilled to write,” says new The Shadow writer Victor Gischler! “It’s really like you get two characters in one — The Shadow, an incredible crime fighter with the ability to cloud men’s minds, but also as a wealthy man about town named Lamont Cranston who is almost a James Bond sort of character himself. Action, romance, and intrigue in an amazing pulp package make The Shadow a must read.”
“Victor is a writer who we’ve wanted to work with for quite a bit, but weren’t able to due to his exclusivity to Marvel,” states Dynamite President Nick Barrucci. “We’ve talked in the past, and are happy that we are able to work with him today. We actually spoke with Garth before deciding who the next writer on The Shadow should be, and Garth was happy to hear that it was Victor, as he’s a fan of his novels and Punisher run. We’re very fortunate at Dynamite to be working with Victor.”
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