The Shadow was one of the most prominent heroes in the pulps from the publishing trend’s beginning to its finale. The character was also one of the most influencial, especially when it comes to comic books.
The Shadow was really tycoon Lamont Cranston (among other secret identities) who used his special powers to cloud mens’ minds and mete out justice.
His story serves as the outline to many superheroes, including Batman, who was introduced years after The Shadow made his debut.
Aside from his amazing powers, The Shadow relied on a network of informants who all possessed a special signal ring that summoned them to their master.
The character proved so popular that he jumped into radio, his own comic books and the motion picture.
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