Sunday, October 27, 2013

Why The Shadow?

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
The Shadow knows!

When we think of the Halloween season, we think of Frankensteins, Draculas, and Lons Chaney, the classic horror monsters of years past. But I decided to take a different tack with my Halloween pick, choosing another character who can't die and goes bump in the night: The Shadow.

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... violent tales where the character was relocated to modern times... this.
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.

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