The Shadow was a crime-fighting vigilante in the American pulp magazines of the 1920s and 30s, which carried over to the airwaves as a "wealthy, young man about town" with psychic powers. One of the most famous pulp heroes of the 20th century, The Shadow has been featured in comic books, comic strips, television, video games, and at least five motion pictures and even though his use-by-date was well and truly over when I was a boy, I was aware of The Shadow in my teenage years. The radio dramas I heard as a child is well-remembered for those episodes voiced by Orson Welles and the most recent movie in 1994 starred Alec Baldwin.
An American comic firm is about to update and re-release The Shadow in the next few months with art by the amazing Alex Ross - something to look forward to, coming soon on the comic store shelves. Whether there'll be enough of a market out there that has a nostalgic lean and yearning for past comic heroes remains to be seen, but Ross's artwork should go a long way towards helping the revamped series become a success. Who Knows...?
Burn Brightly, Pete.