THE SHADOW Volume 39: “Face of Doom” and “The Crime Ray”
“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Knight of Darkness battles criminal geniuses in two Batmanesque novels by Walter Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant” and a radio thriller by Alfred Bester. First, The Shadow wages war with the twisted-countenance crimelord called The Face in the novel that inspired Bill Finger’s “License for Larceny.” Then, Lamont Cranston is convicted and sent to prison while extortionists wage war on America’s financial institutions with a super Crime Ray that melts bridges and buildings in a thriller that inspired a 1940 Batman story. BONUS: “The Man Who was Death,” a classic radioplay by Alfred Bester. This instant collector’s item features the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney, Edd Cartier’s interior illustrations and commentary by popular-culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray.
- Sanctum Books
- 128 pp