THE SHADOW is a character that has lasted through decades on the pages of pulp magazines, over the radio airwaves, thru the silver screen, and in the panels of comic books. Shrouded in mystery, his origins have been explored and hinted at over the years…but never fully revealed. Much is known of Kent Allard/Lamont Cranston’s years spent in the Orient and Central America—wherein he gains his powers and purpose…but not how he first developed his persona as the Master of Darkness.

Eisner Award-winning author, Matt Wagner is joined by artist Wilfredo Torres in an exhilarating limited series that will explore the dynamic events that first drew Cranston back to the States, how he first met his companion and lover, Margo Lane, how he began to assemble his vast network of agents and how he first adopted the famous black hat and cloak as his alter-ego’s disguise—all secrets that, up until now…only The Shadow knew!

Story by Matt Wagner
Art by Wilfredo Torres
Cover by Matt Wagner

Price: $3.99
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  1. Hoping this is good. I was very unhappy that Matt Wagner went out of his way in a recent interview to criticize Kyle Baker’s brilliant stories when he was authoring the Shadow…Mr. Wagner, let’s see if you can approach the awesomeness that was Baker’s “Seven Deadly Finns” storyline (best Shadow story I ever read!, and I’ve read Chakin, Helfer, Ennis, and he current storylines)…and sorry the humor of the Shadow dropped into a robotic body was lost on you. All seriousness no fun makes Shadow a dull boy if that’s the rule for every issue.

  2. But that being said, Mr. Wagner, I’ve loved your Batman/Grendel crossovers, Batman and the Monster Men (and the other related title that escapes me), Mage, and Zorro, so I’m looking forward to good stuff from you!

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