Omnicomic Reviews Joe Martino’s Shadowflame

Omnicomic recently reviewed Joe Martino’s Shadowflame on their web site, which you can read by CLICKING HERE. Below is an excerpt from the review and some information on how you can pick up a copy of Shadowflame!

Tom Wyatt is an officer for the NYPD, working hard to get him and his wife into a better situation. One of those late nights turns bad for his wife, the victim of the crime in the neighborhood they live. A second before he’s about to take his own life, he’s “saved” by a race of aliens who need his lineage to stop Maldestrak, a destroyer of worlds.

Wyatt is imbued with intergalactic powers and dons a suit that brands him Shadowflame. As Shadowflame, Wyatt is taking his newfound abilities to the streets in an effort to stop the Baltinetti family from running the street. His newfound and refined war on crime brings him across villains such as Electrocutioner and Doctor Anarchy, as well as other superheroes such as Agent Napalm, Cyberine, Crimson, Desiree, Barrel and Caress.

Shadowflame is an interesting story. It’s a tried and true story, where a human being is given cosmic powers and uses those for the better good. The story has that 80s Marvel feel, where everything was about the universe and the characters interacting with it.

Wyatt as a character goes through quite a transformation from start to finish. He goes from being on the verge of suicide, to reveling in his newfound powers to realizing that he’s now got a higher calling thanks to those powers. It’s a solid arc that will pay dividends down the road.


TITLE: Shadowflame
ISBN: 978-0-9809204-6-8
Diamond Code: SEP100773 Genre: Superhero Science Fiction
Arcana Title Page: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=377  <– See an extended preview of the book!
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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