Blog Tour Review: Shadow Service

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the SHADOW SERVICE by Cavan Scott & Corin Howell Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Books:

Title: SHADOW SERVICE Vol. 1: Dark Arts

Authors: Cavan Scott & Corin Howell

Pub. Date: April 20, 2021

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 128

Find it: Goodreads


Gina Meyers is a Private Investigator who makes her living in the underbelly of London. She's also a witch. Not the cutesy kind. The terrifying kind. Witchcraft meets spycraft, when a shadowy government organization abducts Gina.


Worried your partner is cheating? Need a missing person found?

Gina Meyers is the Private Investigator for you. Sure, she’s a witch who worries that her powers make her more of a monster than the crooks she’s trying to catch, but it’s not like London’s criminal underworld is literally going to hell… is it? Spy craft meets black magic in the shadowy world of MI666.

Collects issues #1 to #5 of the ten issue series.


Title: SHADOW SERVICE Vol. 2: Mission Infernal

Authors: Cavan Scott & Corin Howell

Pub. Date: September 28, 2021

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 128

Find it: Goodreads


First Gina was a witch. Then she was a spy. Now she’s a traitor. Spycraft meets witchcraft in the world of MI666


Betrayed by one of their own, the Shadow Service takes to the dangerous streets of Rome. But can the traitor be brought back into the fold? The chase is on. Spycraft meets witchcraft in the world of MI666.

Collects #6 to #10 of the ongoing series.


Title: SHADOW SERVICE Vol. 3: Death to Spies

Authors: Cavan Scott & Corin Howell

Pub. Date: March 21, 2023

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 128

Find it: Goodreads


Black Magic woman meets Black Ops Bond in this supernatural spy saga from New York Times bestselling author, Cavan Scott!

From NewYork Times bestseller Cavan Scott (Star Wars: The High Republic) and artist Corin Howell (Wonder Woman) comes the start of a thrilling new chapter of the supernatural spy saga!

All over the world, secret agents are being murdered by monstrous folk horrors, and not even MI666 is safe. Gina Meyer faces tragedy as a teammate turns enemy. But what of the quest to find out the truth about her past and powers?

Shadow Service stands tall next to the likes of Criminal Macabre and Hellblazer in the world of supernatural detectives while still putting its own spin on it to stand apart.   – Horror DNA

For fans of Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan (The Hollows), The Department of Truth, Umbrella Academy, Doctor Who, Star Wars High Republic, Hellblazer, and James Bond.   


My Review:

Shadow Service is a paranormal occult horror fantasy series involving a secret organization and lots and lots of crazy threats they face. This is essentially a very occult comic version of The X-Files. That being said this comic is also very graphic, has adult language, themes, and a decent dash of nudity, so readers be aware of your comfort levels and this series' content. 

The first two volumes deal with the main character, Gina, learning about the organization trying to catch her. While the third volume begins a brand new adventure - still starring Gina as the lead. This is not a finished series, so there should definitely still be more to come and you need to be aware of that. Because WHAT IS THAT CLIFFHANGER?! I was curious about a few things and then the story just ENDED I'm left wondering what's going to happen to Gina next. I like her as a heroine. Her mysterious dark past is a fun extra element and I like the levels of mystery that keep going deeper and deeper. 

The supporting cast are all very interesting with their own stories that are briefly spotlighted, with more layers being gradually peeled back. I was particularly fond of Edwin while I was reading. Quill is also a very curious and interesting character. I've really enjoyed seeing how each character fits into the broader narrative and given some of the twists, I'm rather concerned at this point. I have no idea what is going to come next and what worries me is that I don't know when the next section of the series is going to start. When do we get the sixteenth issue? It's greatly needed. 

The art is also very, very enjoyable. Graphic at times? Yes, so not ALWAYS my cup of tea. However, I love a lot of the different color tones being used. I love the purples and blues and greens. There's a lot of red, which I'm not always partial to, but the color balances in this series are so pleasant and they add a really nice layer to the story. I also love the art style of the characters. The new addition in Vol. 3? Awesome. Her design is fabulous and I couldn't be more intrigued. 

Shadow Service will be a must-read for horror paranormal mystery fans. If you like demons and secret organizations fighting the occult, then this is absolutely your series. This one pulls from folklore, ghost stories, and MI6 type intelligence organizations to craft a really intriguing, dark story with numerous layers. I give Shadow Service Vol. 1 - 3 a Lone Star rating of  ✯✯✯✯ stars. If you're into things like The X-Files and Supernatural, this just might be your cup of tea. 

About Cavan Scott:

Cavan Scott is a UK number one bestseller who has written for such popular worlds as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Assassin's Creed, Judge Dredd, Pacific Rim, and Sherlock Holmes. He is the author of Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost, The Patchwork Devil, Shadow Service, and is one of the story architects for Lucasfilm's epic multi-media initiative, Star Wars: The High Republic. He has written comics for Vault, Marvel, DC Comics, IDW, Dark Horse, Vertigo, 2000 AD, and The Beano.

A former magazine editor, Cavan Scott lives in the United Kingdom with his wife and daughters. His lifelong passions include scary movies, folklore, the music of David Bowie, and LEGO.
He owns far too many action figures.

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About Corin Howell:

Corin Howell is a red head Comic Artist of spooky, scary, and sexy, and monsters, maidens, and robots.
I love cats too.
She is the artist for the supernatural detective series from Vault, SHADOW SERVICE, with bestselling author Cavan Scott.          Hometown:  Austin, TX

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Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a finished copies of SHADOW SERVICE series, US Only.

Ends April 7th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:


#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

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Mythical Books

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Sadie's Spotlight

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Two Chicks on Books

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 Week Two:


Jazzy Book Reviews

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A Dream Within A Dream



Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer



The Litt Librarian

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Cara North

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See Sadie Read

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 Week Three:





The Real World According To Sam

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Lifestyle of Me




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Kim"s Book Reviews and Writing Aha's

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The Girl Who Reads

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Emily Ashlyn

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 Week Four:


Brandi Danielle Davis

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Review Thick And Thin

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A Blue Box Full of Books

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The Book Countess

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Country Mamas With Kids

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The Momma Spot

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Read Dog Reviews

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