ⓘ The Shadow is a collection of serialized dramas, originally in 1930s pulp novels, and then in a wide variety of media. Details of the title character have varie ..


ⓘ The Shadow

The Shadow is a collection of serialized dramas, originally in 1930s pulp novels, and then in a wide variety of media. Details of the title character have varied across various media. But The Shadow is generally a crime-fighter who works alone instead of with the police. He usually has psychic powers. He poses as a "wealthy, young man about town". The Shadow is one of the most famous adventure heroes of the twentieth century. He has been featured on the radio, in a long-running pulp magazine series, in comic books, comic strips, television, serials, video games, and at least five motion pictures. The radio drama is well-remembered for those episodes voiced by Orson Welles.

The Shadow first appeared on July 31, 1930, as the mysterious narrator of the Street and Smith radio program Detective Story Hour. After gaining popularity among the shows listeners, the narrator became the star of The Shadow Magazine on April 1, 1931, a pulp series created and primarily written by Gibson.

On September 26, 1937, The Shadow radio drama began with the story "The Deathhouse Rescue," in which The Shadow was characterized as having "the power to cloud mens minds so they cannot see him." As in the magazine stories, The Shadow was not given the literal ability to become invisible.

The introduction from The Shadow radio program "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" was spoken by actor Frank Readick Jr. American English speakers often have heard of this phrase, even if they have never listened to the radio show. These words were accompanied by an ominous laugh and a musical theme, Camille Saint-Saens Le Rouet dOmphale "Omphales Spinning Wheel", composed in 1872. At the end of each episode The Shadow reminded listeners that, "The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay. The Shadow knows!"

  • A shadow cabinet is a term which applies in some parliamentary democracies based on the UK parliamentary tradition. It is a group of politicians who hold
  • A shadow is a dark area on a bright surface. It is caused by something blocking a source of light. A shadow s outline, called a silhouette, will have
  • In British parliamentary practice, the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet usually known simply as the shadow cabinet is made up of senior members of
  • The posts of shadow United States Senator and shadow United States Representative are held by elected or appointed government officials from subnational
  • Shadow the Hedgehog is a video game character of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. He is a hedgehog created by Gerald Robotnik and Black Doom as the Ultimate
  • Shadow Puppets 2002 by Orson Scott Card, is the sequel to Shadow of the Hegemon and the third book in the Ender s Shadow series often called the Bean
  • Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars released as Circle of Blood in the US is a point - and - click adventure game released to the PC on November 5
  • series: the Ender series and the Shadow series. The Ender series includes the books Ender s Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind
  • Shadow of the Giant 2005 is the fourth book in Orson Scott Card s Ender s Shadow series sometimes called the Bean Quartet About the novel Shadow