We have a first look at the pulp titles shipping from Dynamite in December. These are lead by The Shadow Vol.2 #5, Will Eisner’s The Spirit #6 and a new Shaft prose novel.
THE SHADOW VOL. 2 #5
Cover A: Butch Guice Writer: Cullen Bunn Art: Giovanni Timpano
Two orders of murderous magicians are at war! One faction hopes to steal secrets the great Houdini discovered after his death. The other ruthlessly protects these secrets, and they’ll kill innocent people in order to reach their goals. These bitter enemies can agree on only one thing, the Shadow must die!
WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT #6
Cover A: Eric Powell Writer: Matt Wagner Art: Dan Schkade, Brennan Wagner
Once again, the narrative shifts to an unexpected locale as an ex-GI finds himself in the role of both mercenary and jailer. In Wildwood Cemetery, The Spirit finally reveals the course of his unknown exploits to both Ebony and Sammy, a tale that involves smuggled nerve agents, devious traps and a tropical island turned penitentiary. But the mystery only deepens as the first half of this 12-issue arc reaches its conclusion and our blue-masked hero is left with only more questions than answers as to the course of his own unexplained absence. This hit series revives one of comics’ most iconic characters at the hands of Eisner Award winning author Matt Wagner and the dynamic art team of artist Dan Schkade and colorist Brennan Wagner.
SHAFT’S REVENGE Paperback Novel
Cover: Francesco Francavilla Writer: David F. Walker
Like an unstoppable force of nature, private detective John Shaft is back with a vengeance. Ernest Tidyman’s iconic detective returns in the first original Shaft novel in more than forty years, and he’s as bad as ever. When the Godfather of crime in Harlem reaches out to Shaft for a favor, the hardboiled detective finds himself caught in a web of violence and murder. No one is safe as the bullets start to fly and the bodies start to drop, leaving Shaft with only two options: kill or be killed.
From the writer of the award-winning graphic novel Shaft: A Complicated Man, comes the critically acclaimed return of the black private dick that’s a sex machine with all the chicks. It’s a two-fisted tale of revenge as Shaft cuts a bloody path through city, settling old scores and faces the demons of his past.