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"The Doom Puzzle!": This story is reprinted from Shadow #1.


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-- The Shadow



Appearing in "The Doom Puzzle!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • The Shadow's Agents
  • Margo Lane (First appearance)
  • Burbank (First appearance)
  • Moe Shrevnitz (First appearance)
  • Harry Vincent (First appearance)

Villains:

  • Osgood Bamber (Dies)
    • his large gang

Other Characters:


Locations:

  • Corner of Water & Tenth
  • Cobalt Club
  • Wall Street

Items:

  • set of diagrams for experimental submarine

Vehicles:

  • The Shadow's Autogyro
  • Bamber's Submarine (discussed, not seen)

Synopsis for "The Doom Puzzle!"

This story is reprinted from Shadow #1.

The Shadow and his agents prevent an army of criminals from blowing up the George Washington Bridge, stealing a truck load of worn-out currency, and escaping in an experimental submarine.

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Appearing in "Freak Show Murders"

Featured Characters:

  • The Shadow (disguised as Nicco, The Cigarette Fiend)

Supporting Characters:

  • The Shadow's Agents

Villains:

  • The Harlequin (Dies)

Other Characters:

  • Milton Treft (Dies)
  • The Sorber Carnival
  • Pop Sorber
  • Alhambra, Queen of Snakes
  • Benzare, The Knife Thrower
  • Panchini, The Tattooed Man
  • Steve Kilroy (disguised as Ajax, The Wild Man)
  • Damaon and Pythias, The Inseparable Twins (Dies)

Locations:

  • Carolina Mansion
  • Titusville

Items:


Vehicles:



Synopsis for "Freak Show Murders"

This story is reprinted from Shadow #2.

The Shadow and Margo Lane work undercover at a carnival to ferret out the costumed villain known as the Harlequin.

Appearing in "The Kingdom of the Cobra"

Featured Characters:

  • The Shadow (also as Tim O'Shaugnessy, reporter for the New York Tribune)

Supporting Characters:

  • The Shadow's Agents
  • Margo Lane (also as Agatha Flut of the Women's Jail Reform CLub)
  • Burbank
  • Moe Shrevnitz
  • Harry Vincent

Villains:

  • Bank robbers
    • Blue Jaw Grady (leader, involuntarily killed by his accomplices) (Single appearance) (Dies)
    • King Cobra (also as Ainsley Prison Warden, commits suicide) (Only appearance; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Gibson Walters (Ainsley Prison Warden)
  • Earl Thorpe (Ainsley Prison Chief Guard)

Locations:

Items:


Vehicles:



Synopsis for "The Kingdom of the Cobra"

This story is reprinted from Shadow #3.

The Shadow learns that a powerful gangster has taken control of a prison and is using it as a refuge for mobsters.

Appearing in "Death Is Bliss!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • The Shadow's Agents
  • Margo Lane
  • Burbank
  • Moe Shrevnitz
  • Harry Vincent

Villains:

  • Natchez Nate Johnson
  • Ambrose "Devil" Devlin (aka Ramrod)
  • Homer Bliss

Other Characters:

  • Officer Clancy

Locations:

  • Bliss Mission
  • Blissful Gardens

Items:


Vehicles:

  • A Sea-plane

Synopsis for "Death Is Bliss!"

This story is reprinted from Shadow #4.

Hoping to smash a simple bootlegging operation, The Shadow and his agents are instead led to a more sinister plot.

Appearing in "Night of the Ninja"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • The Shadow's Agents

Villains:

  • The McMaster Mob
  • Al
  • Manny (Dies)
  • The Ninja (G. Oyle Proud) (Dies)
  • An unnamed Chinese girl and her brothers

Other Characters:

  • Bartlett Mogen

Locations:

  • Chinatown

Items:

  • Ninja Stars

Vehicles:



Synopsis for "Night of the Ninja"

This story is reprinted from Shadow #6.

A politician arranges for some drugs to be smuggled into the states. He becomes greedy, and dressed as a Ninja, begins to kill off the gang he helped in order to keep the profits.

Appearing in "In the Toils of Wing Fat"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Villains:

  • Wing Fat
  • Several Henchmen

Other Characters:

  • A Japanese Ambassador's Son

Locations:

Items:


Vehicles:



Synopsis for "In the Toils of Wing Fat"

A young son of the visiting Japanese Ambassador has been abducted, and The Shadow breaks into the hideout of Wing Fat to rescue the terrified child.

Notes

  • This book was first published on February 14, 1989.
  • This book reprints five classic tales of the original 1970s series: The Shadow #1-4 & #6. Plus an all-new story written and illustrated by Mike Kaluta.

Trivia

  • Except for the radio announcer's narration, there's no dialogue in the strip.



See Also


Recommended Reading

  • None.


Links and References

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