Wednesday, December 5, 2012

THE SHADOW "Shadow in Danger" Part 1

For a while, Shadow Comics adapted stories from the radio show... they didn't have the gunplay and dynamic action of the earlier pulp-based comic stories written by the original "Maxwell Grant", Walter Gibson.
I believe that, at this point, the radio show's script called for a commercial break.
This never-reprinted cover story from Shadow Comics V8N7 (1948) was adapted from the 09/09/45 Shadow radioplay of the same title by Stedman Coles.
Regrettably, there are no surviving recordings of this episode.
While Bob Powell (with aid from his comic studio assistants) did the artwork, the script adaptor is unknown, but believed to be either Bruce Elliot (who had taken over the "Maxwell Grant" byline from Walter Gibson on the Shadow pulp stories) or Powell himself.
This entry is part of our Retroblogs™ Masks Marathon, celebrating the new Dynamite comic series Masks which combines, for the first time, the major masked mystery men of pulps and comics including The Green Hornet, The Shadow, The Spider, Zorro, The Black Terror, The Green Lama, and Miss Fury (ok, a masked mystery woman), among others.
We'll be presenting more never-reprinted stories featuring these characters throughout the month of December.
You'll find the conclusion, tomorrow, at...
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