THE SHADOW Volume 19 – FORESHADOWING THE JOKER: “Voodoo Trail” and “Death’s Harlequin”
“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow Knows!” The Knight of Darkness returns in three thrillers that foreshadowed two classic Batman villains. First, the Voodoo Master returns from the dead to lead The Shadow on a “Voodoo Trail” to their final showdown, in the story that inspired Batman’s first supervillain, Doctor Death. Then, The Shadow battles a murderous clown in “Death’s Harlequin.” Finally, The Dark Avenger searches for a murderer who kills with a deadly formula that causes his victims to laugh themselves to death in “The Laughing Corpse,” a classic Shadow script from the Golden Age of Radio, while The Shadow-Batman connection is examined in a foreword by Bat-scribe Denny O’Neil. This instant collector’s item also showcases one of George Rozen’s greatest covers (reproduced directly from the original oil painting), all the interior illustrations by legendary illustrator Edd Cartier and commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin.
- Sanctum Productions