Happy 80th Anniversary to ‘The Shadow’ Magazine!

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  1. mike weber says:

    That first Shadow story had to be re-written after Gibson delivered it, i’ve read, because Street & Smith had so little faith in the character and the magazine – since it was mostly a radio tie-in they didn’t expect to last (sort of like the producer who told the Beatles that guitar bands were a fad that would never last) – that they didn’t even commission a cover.

    The art department went through its unused art till they found one with a menacing shadow on it.

    However, it also showed a sinsiter Oriental.

    So Gibson (or an editor) had to re-write the story to include an Oriental villain…

  2. Larry Feldman says:

    At The Cobalt Club, a few old Shadow fans are going to start an on-line Shadow book club. We are getting together to read this pulp novel “The Living Shadow” and discuss it together online. If you want to get in
    on this, you need to join the Cobalt Club and the reading group
    within, which are both free. We old-time fans would be glad to
    share our insights with you neophytes, as well as welcome the
    comments of people coming to it with fresh eyes. Again, since this is
    the first Shadow pulp novel, what better a place to jump on!

    If you are interested, here’s the link/address.


    I hope to see some of you there. The fun starts April 1st.

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