THE SHADOW : THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE #1-5 (Matt Wagner)

**Le célèbre Matt Wagner n’en est plus à son premier coup d’essai avec le héros “pulp” The Shadow. **

Après avoir conté les origines de Lamont Cranston dans la mini-série The Shadow : Year One puis avoir arbitré la rencontre avec sa propre création, l’assassin virtuose Rose Hunter, dans la mini-série Grendel Vs. The Shadow, l’artiste s’attaque à une histoire qui promet de secouer en profondeur l’univers du Maitre de l’Ombre : La Mort de Margo Lane.

Chose assez rare pour être remarquée, l’actuelle scénariste des aventures du Spirit retrouve pour l’occasion le chemin de la planche à dessin avec l’aide de son fils, le coloriste Brennan Wagner.

Le premier numéro de cette mini-série en cinq numéros sort en juin chez Dynamite Comics.

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[quote]Can we safely assume that Margo’s death is something that the Shadow will need to avenge?

Oh, yeah…that’s very safe to assume. One of the elements I included in my portrayal of The Shadow’s history comes from the Baldwin film—the fact that the character has a definite dark and violent past that, through his own determination and training with eastern mystics, he has managed to redirect and contain. He has, literally, harnessed this shadow side of himself in the pursuit and defense of justice. But, as I said, Margo’s death will shatter his ironclad resolve and threaten to unleash The Shadow’s darker side.[/quote]

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[quote]The Shadow: Death of Margo Lane #1

Story by
Matt Wagner
Art by
Matt Wagner
Colors by
Brennan Wagner
Cover by
Matt Wagner
Publisher
Dynamite Entertainment

Legendary creator Matt Wagner returns to both write and draw an all-new tale for the first and most famous of all pulp heroes, The Shadow! Following his critically acclaimed work on The Shadow: Year One and Grendel vs. The Shadow, Wagner once again lends his masterful talents to unveil “what evil lurks in the hearts of men.” In a storyline that is sure to rock The Shadow’s relentless crusade against crime, Dynamite is proud to bring readers The Death of Margo Lane — a five-issue series written and drawn by Wagner and colored by his talented son, Brennan Wagner. For years, Margo Lane has served as The Shadow’s faithful “friend and companion”, the closest and most intimate of all his many agents. But when will that proximity to The Shadow’s dark and violent world take its ultimate toll on her? And what effect will his lover’s loss have on the driven and brooding Master of Darkness? This series presents a powerful and resonant tale in the sort of pulse-pounding pulp style that only Matt Wagner could deliver!
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[quote]The Shadow: Death of Margo Lane #2

Story by
Matt Wagner
Art by
Matt Wagner
Colors by
Brennan Wagner
Cover by
Matt Wagner
Publisher
Dynamite Entertainment

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
Jul 13th, 2016

While hot on the trail of the deadly and elusive Red Empress, The Shadow attempts to rescue a missing heiress he is convinced was kidnapped by the Tong crime leader. Falling into the Chinese gang’s elaborate trap, The Master of Darkness must find a way to escape certain death. All the while, Margo Lane and Moe Shrevnitz stand watch for any sign of trouble. Will Margo be able to assist her friend and companion? Or will the Tong death scenario claim her life as well? From the pen and talents of Eisner Award-winner, Matt Wagner, comes a tale of adventure and romance that will shake The Shadow’s world to its very core. With colors by rising talent Brennan Wagner, this five-issue series delivers the sort of pulp action that Shadow fans have loved for decades.
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[quote]The Shadow: Death of Margo Lane #3

Story by
Matt Wagner
Art by
Matt Wagner
Colors by
Brennan Wagner
Cover by
Matt Wagner
Publisher
Dynamite Entertainment

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
Aug 3rd, 2016

Months after the tragic loss of his companion Margo Lane, The Shadow grows frustrated in his efforts to find those responsible for her demise, the mysterious Red Empress and her Tong gang. Growing increasingly grim and merciless in his pursuit, the Master of Darkness finally uncovers a clue that points to a certain Chinatown nightclub. Our hero leads a strike team of his most trusted agents in a raid on the lair of the Red Empress. Will The Shadow’s quest for vengeance ultimately push him over the edge, into a path of madness and homicide? This compelling storyline is brought to life by Eisner Award-winner Matt Wagner, as both writer and artist, and colored by Brennan Wagner.

“While he is a versatile writer, pulp has always been Matt Wagner’s element. As such, it should be no surprise that The Shadow fits his style like a custom-made tuxedo.” – MultiversityComics.com
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[quote]THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE #4

Written by: Matt Wagner.

Art by: Matt Wagner.

Cover by: Matt Wagner.

Description: Frustrated by his loss and his inability to bring down the Red Empress, The Shadow fears he might be losing control of himself. He seeks out the advice of a friend, lest he slip further and become an agent of vengeance, not justice. Finally, The Master of Darkness finds his enemy’s palatial lair. Will The Shadow be able to infiltrate the sanctum of the Red Empress? And what dark secrets await him there?

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: Sept. 7. [/quote]

Source : www.comicscontinuum.com

[quote]THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE #5

Written by: Matt Wagner.

Art by: Matt Wagner.

Cover by: Matt Wagner.

Description: Frustrated by his loss and his inability to bring down the Red Empress, The Shadow fears he might be losing control of himself. He seeks out the advice of a friend, lest he slip further and become an agent of vengeance, not justice. Finally, The Master of Darkness finds his enemy’s palatial lair. Will The Shadow be able to infiltrate the sanctum of the Red Empress? And what dark secrets await him there?

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: Oct. 5. [/quote]

Source : www.comicscontinuum.com

Pour fêter la sortie du recueil compilant les 5 numéros de The Shadow : The Death of Margo Lane, L’éditeur américain Dynamite Entertainment propose l’intégralité du premier chapitre sur la toile.

C’est l’occasion de retrouver le terrible justicier sous le crayon de l’excellent Matt Wagner (après The Shadow : Year One) dans une aventure qui promet de secouer en profondeur l’univers du Maitre de l’Ombre.