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Review: ShadowHawk #1

This is really dated.

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Shadowhawk's return to crime fighting is dogged by the appearance of Killswitch, a new foe who claims to have been wronged by the hero.
 
THE GOOD 
Tone Rodriguez  has a great sense of storytelling and composition. A classic style that, I really think, would be very well suited to a more classic-style title. I especially liked his double-spread that gets this issue started with a bang, in more ways than one. I did like Erik Larsen's variant cover too. It had great style and personality.

THE BAD  
This whole comic felt very, very dated. Not surprisingly, it felt like a leftover from some of the bad excesses of the "grim and gritty"  early 90s. That's to say, this was a really generic superhero comic that tries to come off as a "darker" with jagged metal armor costumes, groping narrations about the mean streets and anti-heroes wrestling with themselves over whether it's a good idea to continue going around and crippling low-level hoods. Even the satires and parodies of this period of comics got old years ago.  I really couldn't take this seriously.

THE VERDICT - 1.5/5
Honestly, I couldn't shake the feeling after reading this that I'd just read a fake comic that'd been created for another story. If you've ever seen a movie or a TV show about a cartoonist, or one featuring regular characters starting their own comic... whatever sample they show from the comic usually embody bad stereotypes or out-of-date cliches. That's really what this felt like.  
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Posted by Icon

'  Honestly, I couldn't shake the feeling after reading this that I'd just read a fake comic that'd been created for another story. If you've ever seen a movie or a TV show about a cartoonist, or one featuring regular characters starting their own comic... whatever sample they show from the comic usually embody bad stereotypes or out-of-date cliches. That's really what this felt like." 
 
Ouch. I think I'll pass... Sad that the quality on this seems so low. 

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Posted by goldenkey

image just sucks and they had such promise
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Posted by Branagin77
@goldenkey: I wouldn't say image sucks, because they have so many awesome tittles.. Walking dead, Invincible, Choker, ect.. I would say Shadow Hawk Sucks...
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Posted by RiceFox

A Shame... I really like his design...