Broken Icon Comics Reviews Shadowflame

Broken Icon Comics recently reviewed Joe Martino’s Shadowflame on their site and really enjoyed it! You can read the entire review by CLICKING HERE, but see below for an excerpt from the review.

The writing in Shadowflame is really wonderful and I loved it. It hold the readers attention and feels real. I really like the main character, Tom/Shadowflame’s back story. It is real and simple but gives enough that the read understand why he is doing what he is going. One part of Tom’s character that I really liked was his smart ass mouth. The fights were not drug out page after page when they didn’t need to be which showed the focus of the story was not on the fights themselves but what the fights prove or what they are truly about. I couldn’t help but get a little giddy with the fight sound effects, they made me very happy. The writer keeps the main characters to a minimum and spends time with those few he has so the reader isn’t trying to spend a lot of time remembering them all. It also helps keep the story from feeling cluttered. I loved the characters and want to read many, many more stories about them.

The artwork was wonderful. It was dark enough to show you that the material is dark but not so dark that you have trouble seeing the art and appreciating it for itself. Yet it doesn’t stay dark throughout the entire story once the story itself picks up. The fight scenes are very nice and aren’t so overdone that they detract from the fight’s story. Instead the artwork enhances the story wonderfully. The artwork drew me into the story and kept me loving a wonderful story.

If you’re interested in picking up a copy of the book, please keep reading below! If you click on the Arcana Project Site link below, you can read over twenty pages of the story now!

ISBN: 978-0-9809204-6-8



DESCRIPTION: When Officer Tom Wyatt’s wife, Janice, was murdered he tried to find solace in his own grief and despair. He attempted to end his own life. Instead he found himself transported to a ship orbiting the Earth. The aliens aboard explained that he could not kill himself for he was the last of a chosen line. A family line which possessed the perfect genetic Imprint to receive the ‘gift of power’ and become a third holy man of lsht. So after hearing the story of Isht and his family, Tom agreed to take the power. In a painful ceremony he was endowed with powers that set him apart from other men. He was now a superman, capable of vast feats of strength, flight, telekinetic force bolts and all the rewards of being a holy man. This gave him not only great powers, but a reason to live.


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