Shadowman is a Valiant Universe character who was created in 1992 by writers Jim Shooter & Steve Englehart, and artists David Lapham & Bob Layton. He originally appeared in X-O Manowar #4 before Shadowman became its own series. The original series ended in 1995. Valiant was later bought out by Acclaim Comics, who rebooted the character in a 1997 Shadowman series by Garth Ennis. They also published a third volume titled Shadow Man in 1999 by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. The rights to Shadowman later returned to Valiant Entertainment, who rebooted him again in 2012. This third incarnation of the character was written by Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher in their Shadowman series.


Characters in Comic Books

Featured characters are listed in bold.

Valiant Comics Era (1991-1996)

Acclaim Comics Era (1996-2002)

Valiant Entertainment Era (2012-present)

Characters in Other Media

Live Action Series

Video Games


Valiant Comics

Acclaim Comics

Valiant Entertainment


Note: All collections have been published by Valiant Entertainment since 2013 except for the very first trade (*) that was published by Valiant Comics in 1994.

Other Media

Video Games


Directed by J. Michael Straczynski and written by Reginald Hudlin, DMG Entertainment is currently working on a Shadowman film. It has been stated to have been inspired by movies such as Black Panther and Get Out, and will exist outside the continuity established by Bloodshot.[1] [2]


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This section is for footnotes and citations.
  1. Valiant Promises Movement on Shadowman Movie from JMS and Reginald Hudlin at ECCC (March 9, 2018 by Bleeding Cool)
  2. IP Universe: Valiant (By DMG Entertainment)

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