Hey, it’s only $5.99 for a chance to see a weird point where a video game company owned a comic company.
Back in the early 90’s, Valiant Comics created the supernatural hero “Shadowman,” defender of New Orleans. However, this is “Shadow Man,” Michael LeRoi, an amnesiac assassin who becomes the successor to the previous bearer of the Shadow Mask, and dropped into a bunch of half-dead, monstrous goings-on.
The revamped character launched as part of the second wave of Valiant titles, around the time they were bought out by Acclaim and became Acclaim Comics, and “Shadow Man” the game was released around that time for Windows, the Dreamcast, N64, and PSOne.
Acclaim, who was known for making quality titles alongside questionable tie-ins, was also responsible for the beloved FPS “Turok: Dinosaur Hunter” back in 1997 for the N64 and the categorically terrible “Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal” in 1996.
This Spring, the relaunched Valiant Entertainment got back into the game business with the retro-styled side scroller based on their “Harbinger Wars” crossover.
“Shadow Man” is available on GOG.com as a DRM-free download and will, for a limited time, include a free copy of “Shadowman” #1.
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