With Legendary Comics’ release of the new graphic novel Shadow Walk just a little over a month away, attendees of this weekend’s New York Comic Con are getting a 12-page preview. What? You can’t make it? Then read on!
Legendary is so excited about the November 27th release of Shadow Walk that they’ve sent over the full preview to us to share with our readers. Revealing a story arc that sends readers crashing into the Valley of the Shadow of Death, this exclusive preview gives you an in-depth look into the gripping story created by Mark Waid, Max Brooks, and Thomas Tull and the acclaimed artwork created and designed by Shane Davis.
Below the synopsis you’ll find the first four pages of the novel. CLICK HERE to download the full 12-page PDF preview. (Note that it’s a rather large file so be patient!)
“As I Walk Through the Valley in the Shadow of Death…”
Is the Shadow of Death a metaphor, or could it be a real place? Three separate incidents – in 1914, 1948, and 1968 – in a valley near modern day Iraq seem to give credence to those who believe it’s real. In each instance, all occurring during a time of war, a group of soldiers disappears and is never heard from again. Satellite photos over the Valley display images that seem to defy the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Firsthand accounts and video – previously never before having seen the light of day – from all three incidents portray remarkably consistent tales of men being mutilated and god-awful shrieking that could only be from a demon or monster.
Now, two weeks ago, another photo taken over the area hints at some kind of new energy source the U.S. wants to mine. A small group of Special-Ops soldiers is sent into the Valley with two potential tools – the skull of John the Baptist and a shard from the actual cross on which Jesus was crucified. Led by John Raines, an efficient killer with a strong code of ethics and the only man to ever make it out of the Valley alive, they head into battle against a whole roster of inhuman creatures. Now they will find out once and for all if the road to Hell has just opened up.
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