REGULAR BLOG POSTS: This week, we begin with The Shadow, the long-running pulp hero, and end this week with Secret Identity, Kurt Busiek's examination of superheroics in a world previously without them!
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Clark Kent is a teenage boy living in Picketsville, Kansas, a boy who has dreams of being a writer, and a well-developed ability to endure the constant teasing – both well-meaning and malicious – that comes with being named after the secret identity of the most famous superhero of all time. For he lives in our world, or one very like it, where there are no superhuman beings, only stories of them.
But one night, while camping alone, he awakens to find himself actually floating in [ Continue reading... ]
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"
In 1930, Street and Smith's Detective Story Hour began featuring a sinister-sounding narrator who identified himself only as "The Shadow". Somewhat to the publisher's surprise, The Shadow was so distinctive that listeners started asking for "The Shadow" magazine rather than "Detective Story". Not being foolish, they immediately began publication of such a magazine, featuring a fleshed-out version of the character who had [ Continue reading... ]