Nightshade. “Howard Hall, wealthy young scientists who has learned the mystic secrets of the East, has discovered how to give his shadow material qualities - at will, he becomes - Nightshade - scourge of the underworld! He conceals his identity with dark glasses - he always wears a white tuxedo suit - his shadow is a living thing - it hears - it whispers - it acts! Such is – Nightshade — Nemesis of Gangdom!” When Hall sees dirty business afoot, he attaches a flashlight to his leg to produce his shadow, which then stops the criminals. Hall fights ordinary criminals, German spies, and the “cruel international spy and gangster extraordinary” Ivar Kotescu, who is trying to kill the infant crown prince of Balkania.
First Appearance: Amazing Man Comics #24 (Centaur), Oct 1941. 3 appearances, 1941-1942. Created by ? and Homer Fleming.
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