Shadow. Lamont Cranston, "wealthy young man about town who, years ago in the Orient, learned the hypnotic power to cloud men's minds so they could not see him." He uses this power, his girasol ring, and a pair of trusty automatics to bring justice to an evil world. He is helped by his "friend and companion, the lovely Margo Lane" and eventually by Shadow, Jr. The Shadow appears in stories with titles like “Charg, the Murder Monster,” “The Shadow Matches Wits With Hoang Hu,” and “The Shadow Battles the Bund.”

First Appearance: Shadow Comics #1 (Street and Smith), 1940. 100+ appearances, 1940-1949. Created by Walter Gibson and Vernon Greene. Note: This is the comic book version of Walter Gibson’s pulp character.





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