In this issue, the origins of both Shadowmen, Max St. James and Jack Boniface are revealed, as are those of Master Darque and his sister, Sandria. What links tie all four together? How are the Darque's fates bound together? What is keeping Jack from completely accessing the Darque Power on the same level as Max St. James? Find out here!
In Acclaim continuity, another Shadowman is retconned between Max St. James and Jack Boniface, as there is no mention of him in this issue which is treated as the definitive origin issue for the Shadowmen.
variant covers are of Gold edition (print run 5,000) and Non-chromium edition (print run 35,000).