A superb comic reminds you of other great works while standing proudly as its own work as well. That is the case with, "Secrets and Shadows.". It takes place in a world where heroes exist but have become a bit of a corporate entity, with many operating under the domain of a cruel business--so a bit like, "The Boys." It also features multiple generations of heroes living in a world where much of the, "Old days," of super-villains has passed and everything is actually pretty calm and peaceful (Marvel and DC have both done, "What-If," and, "Elseworlds," books that have touched on this). That said, "Secrets and Shadows," takes these ideas and uses them to create its own interesting tale of a world where there are plenty of heroes, but they are mostly unneeded and incorporated...at least until the heroes start getting murdered.
My only complaints about the book would be that the art in the first-issue is a bit too scratchy and unclear, but that is okay because as of the 2nd issue and all the way through to the end the artist changes to Dexter Wee and he does a really solid job showing-off the explosive action as heroes and villains go toe-to-toe. Also, the comic will at times jump-around a bunch in time, doing the whole, "1 hour ago," "3 weeks ago," etc. routine and that can get a tad confusing. Other than those two irritants (and one gets fixed after the 1st issue) this was some awesome reading.
website out here and visit his web-store at this link. I without a doubt can give, "Secrets and Shadows," a rating of...
5 out of 5 stars.
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