Review: Shadow Service #8 (Vault Comics)

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Corin Howell
Colorist: Triona Farell
Letterer: Andworld Design
Designer: Tim Daniel 
On Sale: 26th May 2021

It’s back to the MI666 as Cavan Scott and Corin Howell’s supernatural thriller takes a dark turn.

PLOT AND STORY 

Captured! Betrayed by the only person she ever trusted, Gina Meyer played the spy game and lost. Now, as she stares death in the face, will the ghosts of the past return to give her hope for the future? 

I love this series! Every issue Cavan Scott delivers mystery and surprise with bloody action and especially in this issue a couple of genuinely shocking moments. Only a few pages in my jaw dropped and hit the ground but I need to keep reminding myself that when magic is involved literally anything can happen.

ARTWORK 

Things take a very dark turn in this issue and Corin Howell’s art with Triona Farrell’s delivery is possibly the most graphic issue of the series. Death, death and more death with a vast amount of weird and harrowing ways to go gives us some harrowing pages.

One page in particular stands out which is towards the middle when we see a number of deaths. The diagonal structure to the layout offers something different and is very eye-catching. This page also highlights the great lettering work by Andworld Design keeping the dialogue flowing in the right direction. 

FINAL THOUGHTS 

This series continues to grip and engage me on issue 8 as much as it did with issue 1 because it’s a great story. I think this is a comic which would transfer well on a TV screen one day and this issue is a prime example as to why with its character development across multiple times and locations. Things are heating up in MI666 and I couldn’t predict how things are going to end and I love that feeling.

I read this via an advance preview copy issued by Vault comics and received no incentive to review this comic. All images and artwork are courtesy of Vault comics and their respective owners.

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