Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Joe Henderson
Artist: Lee Garbett
Colorist: Antonio Fabela
Letterer: Simon Bowland

I went in to “Shadecraft” issue 1 expecting a story in the vein of “Something is Killing the Children,” with a small town being terrorized by shadows coming to life. Zadie Lu is a high schooler terrified of her own shadow and with good reason. In this issue, we see Zadie constantly followed by shadow creatures and even attacked by them. The thing is that no one else sees these creatures, leading to Zadie being bullied at school. Zadie’s brother is also in a coma, which only adds to Zadie’s oddness. “Shadecraft” is shaping up to be a beautiful story about overcoming your fears, finding yourself, and family. With gorgeous splash pages and wonderful writing, this is an easy add to my pull list.

Review by Jen Ricano

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