Tuesday, July 9, 2024

THE SHADOW Conclusion

Shiwan Khan plans to destroy most of New York City with a prototype nuclear bomb while the President of the USA and several other high-ranking foreign dignitaries are in town for a conference.
Once they are dead, Khan will order his mind-controlled minions to rise up and seize control of the dead politicians' countries, reestablishing the Mongol Empire!
However, The Shadow has tracked Khan to his hidden lair, and is about to show the Last Descendant of Genghis Khan that the Weed of Crime Bears Bitter Fruit...

None of the above is shown in the movie...except Khan being stabbed by a knife!
Instead, The Shadow confronts a machine-gun wielding Farley Claymore and drives him insane, as shown HERE!
Note: the knife in the comic is not the sentient Phurba which The Shadow and Khan fight to mentally-control!

Shiwan loses the contest...which causes him to lose concentration and allowing the cloaked Hotel Monolith to appear to everyone...

The guy with the glasses who's writing notes is Dr Roy Tam, who The Shadow saved at the beginning of this story, and whom Cranston consulted about the radioactive coin Khan gave him!
Here's how it played out in the movie...

And now, let's return to the comic, with a finale not in the film...
You did know the bartender was Lamont Cranston, right?
(Go back to the second panel of the first page in Part 1, HEREand look carefully.)
Reporter Clyde Burke, who received the notes from the witness/financial reporter, is also one of The Shadow's agents, though he's usually digging up info for his secretive boss, not helping to hide it!
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