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


Quote1 The weed of crime bears bitter fruit... Crime does not pay... The SHADOW knows! Quote2
-- The Shadow



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"

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



Notes

  • Art credits per Berni Wrightson: A Look Back:

pages 1, 2 Kaluta
page 3 Kaluta pencils & Wrightson inks
page 4 Kaluta
pages 5-7 Kaluta pencils & Wrightson inks
page 8 Wrightson
page 9 Kaluta pencils & Wrightson inks
pages 10, 11 Kaluta roughs and inks & Wrightson tight pencils
page 12 Kaluta pencils & Wrightson inks except last panel
page 13 Kaluta pencils & Wrightson inks
page 14 Kaluta pencils & Wrightson & Kaluta inks
page 15 Wrightson pencils & Kaluta inks
page 16 Kaluta layout and inks & Wrightson pencils
page 17 Kaluta pencils & Wrightson inks
page 18 Wrightson pencils & Kaluta inks
page 19 Wrightson figures & Kaluta backgrounds
page 20 Wrightson

  • Wrightson is credited as Berni Wrightson.
  • Reprinted in Private Files of the Shadow (1989).
  • There is a fan letter from Jack C. Harris who at the time "teaches a course in comics at the Philadelphia College of Art." Harris would later transition from dedicated fan to a DC Writer, Editor and Executive Editor.
  • The prison warden, "Gibson Walters," is named in tribute for Walter B. Gibson, the original writer for the Shadow pulps.

Trivia

  • No trivia.



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Recommended Reading

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