Dynamite Returns THE SHADOW to Comics After 16-Year Hiatus
by Lucas Siegel, Newsarama Editor
Date: 17 August 2011 Time: 10:49 AM ET
Dynamite Returns THE SHADOW to Comics
Gone since 1995, the hero that knows the evil in men's hearts, The Shadow is returning to comic book print. Dynamite Entertainment is bringing the hero to a new series thanks to a licensing agreement made with Conde Nast. The new series does not have a creative team yet, but Dynamite mainstay cover artists John Cassaday, Alex Ross, Ryan Sook, and Jae Lee will all be contributing covers to the book. Dynamite's President and Publisher said in a press release that "pursuing The Shadow has been a lifetime quest." The character started out on radio in 1930, quickly gaining a following and moving to print the following year. After gaining a pulp following, The Shadow's first comic strip hit in 1938 written by Walter B. Gibson and drawn by Vernon Greene. The mysterious detective has also appeared in multiple movies, including 1994's Alec Baldwin vehicle.