Review: Shadow Service #3 (Vault Comics)

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Corin Howell
Colorist: Triona Farrell
Letterer: Andworld
Designer: Tim Daniel 
Release Date: 10/21/2020

Magic, mystery and demons with plenty of blood and guts in this crazy world of espionage.

PLOT AND STORY

The net tightens as Gina realizes her closest ally works for the demonic forces that threaten her way of life. The time for running has passed, but can she trust her new teammates? And what will she risk to save the life of an innocent man?

Cavan Scott keeps the story moving at such a fast pace I had to check I hadn’t missed some pages when I got to the end. This story continues to grip me from page to page and again leaves us on a cliffhanger. The worst part about this series is having to wait a month for the next issue. I again find myself enjoying the English setting and even a funny dig at Brexit which is something I never thought I would find in a comic. 

ARTWORK 

Corin Howell draws demonic creatures very well and complemented by Triona Farrell’s colour they shine when it comes to blood and gore.  The detailed and intricate characters are scary and harrowing while not feeling over the top.

The colour purple features prominently in this issue and especially towards the end I was in complete awe the way it was used to shadow Gina and her powers. This is replicated in the speech bubbles and letters by Andworld Design.

FINAL THOUGHTS

This series continues to impress me in the way it has created a vast, secret world that I want to see more and more from but I know we have only just scratched the surface. Shadow Service has crafted out it’s own personality while having similarities to series like Constantine, Justice League Dark and Preacher.

I read this via an advance preview copy issued by Vault Comics and received no incentive to review this comic.

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