X-O Manowar is set to relaunch this year, Archer & Armstrong are having adventures in Florida, Harbinger is back in action with cosmic consequences, Bloodshot's tearing up Manhattan, and Ninjak is, well, Ninjak, but of the major Valiant characters, there's one we haven't seen in a while: Shadowman.

Jack Boniface had his own ongoing series with a new take on magic and mysticism early in the company's relaunch back in 2012, but after that title ended, he's been conspicuous by his absence. Now, with Divinity III rewriting the Valiant universe with a new history where the Soviet Union took over the world, the stage is set for Shadowman's return and a supernatural battle for the fate of New Stalingrad --- or as we might know it in this timeline, New York City. Check out a first look below!

 

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DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN AND THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1
Written by SCOTT BRYAN WILSON
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by MARCO RUDY
Cover C by DIEGO BERNARD
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale FEBRUARY 8 (FOC - 1/16/17)

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN AND THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1 – the next essential standalone special torn from the pages of Valiant’s hit comics event! On February 8th, join rising star Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman Annual) and blockbuster artist Robert Gill (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) as they lead the unshakable Shadowman to the front line of America’s last stand against the global Soviet Union! The Statue of Liberty has fallen and the streets of New York are plagued with Russian forces. Now, the only thing separating the United States from complete Soviet rule is the most unlikely soldier of all: Shadowman!

To save the devastated and oppressed island of New York, Jack Boniface might just have to annihilate it first – by leading an army of Deadside-spawned monstrosities onto the streets to fight the Soviets’ super-powered shock troops wherever they stand. But freedom fighters like the one they call Shadowman seldom get the happy ending they deserve…

On February 8th, follow the tragic tale of the Stalinverse’s darkest champion out of the sold-out pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 and into an all-out assault on the Big Apple, only in DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN AND THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1 – featuring covers by Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), Marco Rudy (Uncanny X-Men), Diego Bernard (Ninjak), Trevor Hairsine (Divinity) and Kano (Daredevil)!