With Jack Boniface, and thus Shadowman, stuck in the Deadside for five years, Alyssa has to try and protect New Orleans on her own. Having in fact struck out on her own - and in fact having left the Abettors, a society devoted to stopping Darque and mystical evil by helping the Shadowman, she is truly on her own - she finds this a harder and harder task. She's older, and it shows: she's being worn down by her fight, but also not ready to give up by a long shot.
When she faces off against an evil too great to fight on her own, she calls out for help - and Jack Boniface returns.
This also had previews of Harbinger 2, and on and on, but I was hoping for original content here. Having read issue one of Shadowman, I can tell you there is not original content: this is just a preview. Sometimes that happens with Free Comic Book Day books, but I've found it's mostly new content. I hadn't read issue one before this, treating it more as an issue zero and lead in to the series - which is what I'd hoped it would be - so I had no idea it wasn't original while reading this book.
It's excellent regardless of whether or not it's new, and I"m super excited about Shadowman right now.