Monday, April 25, 2016

The Soul Stealers - A Review

The Soul Stealers
Shane Logan
David Rodemerk

A Review

I was in the barbershop for my bi-weekly haircut.  On the side table was a copy of a new comic featuring the unveiling of Hal Jordan as the new Green Lantern. It was the first and only time I remember seeing the initial issue of a brand new comic character. That was at least until I met Shane Logan the co-creator, artist, and letterer, of this new line of super heroes featured in The Soul Stealers.

Shane was our waiter at lunch one afternoon. As we chatted, he discovered I was a book-reviewer; and I discovered that he was the author of a brand new comic book. We traded contact information and I walked away with the first issue of his new endeavor.

I was with some fear and trepidation that I opened the cover – left bare except for a title so the  author could personalize the issue for the purchaser. My free copy did not warrant personalization. For the most part, I was pleasantly surprised. The comic’s artwork was entirely black and white; a choice made for both artistic reasons (it is a nice touch) and for economic reasons – the cost of printing colored comic is almost twice the cost of printing a black and white one.

The storyline has the feel of a super hero story – four heroes to be exact. Their predecessors had lost their lives to “The Shepard” and his “Flock.” Through the use of  genetics and technology, the new generation of heroes were able to reclaim the lost powers and then some. Working
together, the new “Freedom Four” had hopes of defeating The Shepard and his minions.  But first … (sorry, but that would be giving away the story). That story does draw the reader in and as he or she begins to empathize with the plight of our new heroes.  

This first issue is not yet a graphic novel, but it is a great first chapter.  This reader wants more and the author has promised more – including color if there is interest. More details and a copy of the first issue can be had from the author by contacting him at or
This review is based on a free copy provided by the author for the purpose of creating this review.  The opinions expressed are mine alone.  

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