Friday, April 30, 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021
"The Seventh Star," said Zuvor, looking intently at Cranston,
"...is an order of the old regime. It belongs to the years before the revolution.
But you are so young—"
"My age," replied Cranton, with a slight smile, "is deceiving.
Like you, I have memories of Russia—as it was."
-"The Red Menace" (1932)
The Shadow battles The Bolsheviks in two-fisted adventures from The Shadowcast!
First, The Shadow and his faithful agents battle their Communist counterparts
in the Pulp classic that rounded out Walter Gibson's inaugural quadrilogy:
"THE RED MENACE!"
Art by Tom Lovell
Then, Lamont and Margo must foil the schemes of a communist sleeper cell bent on
triggering a nuclear war between The United States and the U.S.S.R. in Howard Chaykin's 2014 Dynamite graphic novel, "MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW!"
Until our next adventure, fellow agents!
Buy "The Red Menace" Here!
Buy "The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow" Here!
Saturday, December 26, 2020
"Some people call me That is but one identity. I have other personalities that I assume, as easily as I don my black cloak and hat. One of my personalities is that of .Lamont Cranston.
In the past, I have used it while you were away. At present, I choose to use it now.
It would be embarrassing for both of us to be here.
So you must go."
and wash the bitter taste out of our mouths with one of the greatest Mystery Horror masterpieces
ever aired, 1940's "The Laughing Corpse", featuring a series of serial murders where people
laugh themselves to death and die with a morbid grin. (you're welcome, Joker!)
Thursday, November 26, 2020
"As sleep came upon him, Bruce Duncan's mind was filled with confused thoughts of his adventure. But one dominating impression filled his mind. The identity of his rescuer came with startling suddenness.
He had been drawn from his tomb by The Shadow!"
-The Eyes of The Shadow
Walter B. Gibson (1931)
Agents of the Shadowcast, Report!
The Shadowcast has returned for Season 2: The Pulp Avenger!
Beginning with a brikef summary of the first Shadow pulp, "The Living Shadow" (already covered in episode 1 here) before a full review of the sophomore novelette, "The Eyes of The Shadow"!
Monday, October 26, 2020
"The speaker rose and raised the lantern, hooking it to a wire that was suspended from the low ceiling. The range of the light increased. Under its glow the shadows of the three men became grotesque. They were long, sinister shadows. The profile of the ape-faced man was plainly visible upon the floor. Beyond those dark, moving silhouettes, a black blot projected from the corner of the room.
It, too, seemed like a human shadow, except that it was motionless."
-"The Eyes of The Shadow"
(Walter B. Gibson)
Artwork by Jim Steranko
The Shadowcast will soon return from our post-season break with an all new season! The theme of Season 2 will be "The PULP Avenger!" A comprehensive review and retrospective of the first several Shadow pulps, beginning with "The Eyes of The Shadow" and concluding with pulp classic "Gangdom's Doom!"
Artwork by Graves Gladney
Hopefully, this season should serve as the ideal introduction to The Shadow pulps for new readers. Not to worry, for the rest of you less inclined to read The Shadow's prosaic exploits, we will also be covering various comics and radio shows in the very same episodes. So there's something for everyone!
You won't want to miss it, agents. So keep an eye on this space, and your subscription boxes!
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Friday, July 3, 2020
Until next time, fellow agents: We'll see you all in Season 2!