Friday, November 15, 2019

The Shadowcast: Season 1, Episode 3 - 'LINGO' and 'DEATH TO THE SHADOW'

"Rook stopped abruptly. Bart and Prexy had released their victim. 
Trembling, the henchmen were raising hands above their shoulders as they
stared toward the door. Rook saw terror in their bulging eyes. 
He wheeled, then became rigid also. 

Weird against the glow, reflected from the white walls of the hotel across the street
stood a blackened shape that the big shot recognized. 
Mammoth automatics projected from gloved fists. 
Burning eyes surveyed the villains from beneath the brim of a slouch hat.

"The Shadow!"

Walter B. Gibson (1935)

The Shadowcast returns with a review of two pioneering works
in the history of The Knight of Darkness!

First, we review the memorable Walter B. Gibson novelette "Lingo" - featuring
the birth of the BATARANG!

Artwork by Tom Lovell

Second, we revisit a classic episode of The Shadow radio drama dealing with 
prescient issues of mass surveillance and CCTV: "Death to the Shadow!"

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