Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
The Shadow knows!
Originally the narrator of the radio show Detective Story Hour, the shadowy figure was given more of a character by Walter B. Gibson, first in pulp novels, then in his own radio show, and by 1940 his own comic strip. Since then, he's had a shaky history in comics, from pulpy period tales...
And that's just his time at DC. So there's no strict guidelines as to tone, so go wild! And if you want to join in at home, the comments section is open.