Preview: "ShadowHawk" #13 And Big Changes Ahead

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Official Press Release

BERKELEY, CA -- This June, Image Founder JIMVALENTINO cleans the slate for a new chapter in the saga ofShadowHawk, with a special issue delving into the character's past."Past Lives" will feature four stories by four different creativeteams offering glimpses into the lives of ShadowHawks in a stand-alone issue with no ads.

Having recently reclaimed his helmet and his heritage, young EddieCollins, the current and last ShadowHawk in a 5000 year lineage,delves into his legacy and examines the lives of three ShadowHawksthat came before him.

A Spanish monk discovers the true meaning of justice in a tale bywriter PEDRO ANGOSTO. Entitled Halcón Sombrío, the story tracesShadowHawk back to the Aztec Empire during the invasion of Cortes'sarmy and marks the return of CARLOS RODRIGUEZ, the artist who helpedre-launch SHADOWHAWK as an ongoing series in 2005.

Hawk and Shadow, meanwhile, is set in London in the year 1830, andfocuses on a strife-torn family caught up in the ever-growing opiumtrade and a ShadowHawk forced to face his own brother as the war thatnever ends begins. Written, illustrated and colored by THE SHARPBROTHERS, who also provide the cover to this special issue.

Fast forwarding to 1970's New York, ShadowHawkGirl featurescollaboration between former SHADOWHAWK writer SCOTT WHERLE andEMISSARY & REX MUNDI artist JUAN FERREYRA for the tale of a would-beShadowHawk who discovers the hero within herself and proves to be anunlikely source of inspiration.

To cap it all off, the regular SHADOWHAWK team of writer/pencilerVALENTINO, inker G.W. FISHER and colorist CHRIS McFANN provide aframing sequence featuring the current SHADOWHAWK, Eddie Collins, asthe stage is set for the next phase in ShadowHawk's life – includingthe debut of an all-new costume!

SHADOWHAWK #13 is available for order in the in the April issue ofDiamond Previews (on-sale March 22) and hits the stands in June.

Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image hasgone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the UnitedStates. There are currently four partners in Image Comics (ErikLarsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Imageis currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlaneProductions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central).Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genreand style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror,crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finestartists and writers working in the medium today. Visitwww.imagecomics.com for more information. Image Comics - Putting theNEW back in to New Comic Book Day!(tm)

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