DCP Archive Edition - Shadowline Saga. Critical Mass (1988 Epic) 472p (compiled by Kritter-DCP).cbr (Size: 363.08 MB) (Files: 5)
DCP Archive Edition - Shadowline Saga. Critical Mass (1988 Epic) 472p (compiled by Kritter-DCP).cbr
DCP Archive Edition - Shadowline Saga. Doctor Zero (1988 Epic) 235p (compiled by Kritter-DCP).cbr
DCP Archive Edition - Shadowline Saga. Powerline (1988 Epic) 234p (compiled by Kritter-DCP).cbr
DCP Archive Edition - Shadowline Saga. St. George (1988 Epic) 234p (compiled by Kritter-DCP).cbr
The Shadowline Saga was Marvel's first attempt at creating a mature-themed line of superhero comics. Further, it was the first line produced by Epic Comics utilizing a pre-conceived shared universe concept. The central concept tied all of the titles together, allowing them to serve as one unified crossover. The line could either be read as individual title(s) or the entire line of titles could tell a much broader story when read together chronologically.
The Shadow Dwellers:
They were almost human. Their evolution paralleled ours, though they evolved swifter and a great deal better. But we evolved in greater numbers. Far greater numbers.
Individually, they were superior but they were no match for the great tide of humankind that came in time to rule the Earth. So they became a shadow race, living among us, speaking our languages, but secretly, eternally apart. Sometimes as protectors, sometimes as predators. Over the centuries, they became the stuff of our legends and our myths. Sometimes heroes. Often monsters.
But as the Twentieth Century moved nearer and nearer its close, the world had shrunk to the point that there was little room for living in secret and the power of humankind had grown to doomsday proportions. There was a more pressing need than ever to emerge, to make themselves felt; to influence, to control the destiny of the planet they shared with us.
Scattered on the Earth, separated from each other by centuries of secrecy and hiding, torn by their own feuds and personal strife, the need to emerge was answered in ways as varied as the people of the shadows themselves varied. But it was answered. By the likes of Doctor Zero, Powerline, and The Order of St. George. Cautiously, recklessly, with responsibility and without, they entered into the mainstream of human life.
Sometimes heroes. Often monsters.
The original line of The Shadowline Saga titles included:
* Doctor Zero - The most ancient and powerful of the Shadow Dwellers, effortlessly manipulating humanity with his Machiavellian ways.
* Power Line - Two young Shadows joined together with the noble goal of balancing Dr. Zero's manipulations with acts of true heroism.
* St. George - The Knight of The Order of St. George, a human priest armed with Shadow-designed armor created to prepare its wearer for battles against today's dragons.
All of The Shadowline Saga stories were set in a shared universe within the Marvel Comics Multiverse which was retroactively designated Earth-88194.
Doctor Zero, Power Line, and St. George #9 - 13 were supposed to be part of The Shadowline Saga "Critical Mass" Crossover. Due to poor sales, Epic cancelled the three Shadowline series and published the story in an anthology format as the Critical Mass Limited Series.
Torrent contains all four series in DCP Archive Edition format.