The Shadow Superpack #1

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Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s 1939 debut, Sanctum Books collects the groundbreaking pulp novels that inspired the Caped Crusader’s Golden Age in a 528-page multipack, featuring¬† a new foreword by legendary Batman scripter Dennis O’Neil, exclusive new bonus art prints and brand-new THE SHADOW SPECIAL #1. This instant collector’s item leads off with Partners of Peril, the groundbreaking 1936 thriller that was adapted as the debut Batman story in Detective Comics #27, and Lingo which introduced The Shadow’s yellow boomerang, the forerunner of the Batarang! The Shadow combats a malevolent clown in Death’s Harlequin, a predecessor of The Joker’s venom in The Laughing Corpse, and in Voodoo Trail wages a battle to the death with Dr. Mocquino, who inspired Batman’s first archfoe, Doctor Death! The Devil Master foreshadows Bill Finger and Bob Kane’s use of giant props, while The Shadow’s Rival was echoed in the 1953 Batman classic, The Crime Predictor. PLUS: The Shadow Special #1 reprinting for the first time The Crime Crypt and The Jade Dragon. SPECIAL BONUS COLLECTOR’S ITEMS include high-quality art prints of George Rozen’s knockout Voodoo Trail painting, Jerome Rozen’s rendition of Partners of Peril and the legendary Tom Lovell art that was swiped by Bob Kane in Detective Comics #27. This instant collector’s item showcases all eight color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray.

  • Sanctum Books
  • 978-1-60877-140-0
  • Softcover
  • 7×10
  • 528 pages
  • B&W
  • $39.95

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Weight 3.8125 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 7 × 2 in