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Shadowline is a founding/partner studio of Image Comics established by Jim Valentino. The name is an homage to Valentino's legendary character, ShadowHawk.


Shadowline was officially created in December 1992 when the logo first appeared on the inside front cover of Jim Valentino's ShadowHawk #3. The first book to sport the logo on its cover was Shadowline Special #1 (October, 1994).

In January 1997, Shadowline more commonly referred to as the “Non-Line,” with the publication of A Touch of Silver #1. The name referred to the fact that the comics in the line at that time were not in any way aligned with one another. There was no singular universe or line. Hence, non-line.

On August 25, 1999 Jim Valentino became the publisher of Image Comics and while he did not publish his own work (so as not to create a conflict of interest), other books in the Non-Line continued. When Erik Larsen eventually took over as the publisher, Valentino returned to the Non-Line and to publishing his own work.

In July, 2004 with the publication of the normalman 20th Anniversary Special, the name Shadowline was reborn. The first new book to have the Shadowline logo on the cover after the rebirth was Shadowhawk v. II #1 (May, 2005)

Today, Shadowline not only publishes Jim Valentino's properties as but also properties owned by other creators such as Jimmie Robinson, Dwight L. MacPherson, Wayne Chinsang, Mike Mayhhew, Steve Niles and Michael Cavallaro.

With a diverse line of one-shots, miniseries and series of miniseries and a growing stable of Eagle- and Eisner-nominated creators, Shadowline is gaining recognition from fans, peera and critics in recent years.

Who Wants To Create a Super-Heroine contest

In December 2007 Shadowline announced a contest for writers to send in a submission for a three-issue limited series featuring an all-new, creator-owned superheroine. On April 10, 2008, Tom Arguello was declared the winner for his entry, Incredible Journey. In July 2008 it was announced that Jim Valentino would be the artist on Incredible Journey.

Just after ComicCon 2008 it was announced that another finalist in the contest, Kat Cahill, would also have her creation (I Hate Gallant Girl) published by Shadowline. Seth Damoose is attached as artist to that project.

On June 25, 2008 the Shadowline website [] was relaunched.

In the weeks and months that followed the site became home to a number of webcomics, including Brat-halla, , Finder and Yenny. Later additions include Hannibal Goes to Rome, Action, Ohio, Platinum Grit and L'il Depressed Boy.

ilverline Books

Along with the relaunch of the website in 2008 came the announcement of an all-ages sub-imprint for the company called Silverline Books. Silverline was created as a way to clearly define the all-ages books for easier reference for parents, librarians and others. It was done to assist in allowing anyone to separate those titles from Shadowline's more mature offerings such as Bomb Queen and The Roberts.

Among the titles that will see print under the Silverline Books banner are Dear Dracula, Bruce The Little Blue Spruce and any future versions of PX! and The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo.



*normalman 20th Anniversary Special #1
*ShadowHawk 2004 Ashcan
*The Return of ShadowHawk #1


*The Pact #1
*ShadowHawk v. II
*Runes of Ragnan
*"Small Gods"


*Bomb Queen
*"Task Force One"
*Bomb Queen vs. Blacklight 1-Shot


*After the Cape
* Ward of the State
*Drawing From Life
*The Complete normalman
*"Hiding in Time" [ [ WB, Dan Lin go 'Hiding in Time'] , "Variety", July 1, 2008]
*"PX! A Girl and Her Panda"
*In Her Darkest Hour
*"The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo: Book 1" [ [ Dwight MacPherson on "The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo"] , Newsarama, July 10, 2007]
*Parade (with Fireworks)
*"Archibald Saves Christmas"


*"Cemetery Blues"
*"New World Order"
*"Urban Monsters"
*"Archibald Saves Easter"
*"Pretty, Baby, Machine"
*"The Roberts"
*"The Surreal Adv. of Edgar Allan Poo: Book 2 (Silverline)"
*"Dear Dracula (Silverline)"
*"M-Theory" [ [ MacPherson & Barentine Have an "M-Theory"] , Comic Book Resources, August 15, 2008]
*"Vignettes: The Director's Cut"
*"Transit HC"
*"DNAgents TP"
*"Bruce: The Little Blue Spruce (Silverline)"
*"I Hate Gallant Girl"
*"Incredible Journey"
*"Missing the Boat (Silverline)"
*"Eddy Current HC"
*"PX! Volume 2 (Silverline)"

Upcoming 2009

*"Zombie Cop"
*"Second Chance at Sarah"
*"Metropol HC"
*"Kamikazi Blacktop"
*"Timothy and the Transgalactic Towel (Silverline)"



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* [ Myspace Shadowline page]

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