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The Shadow #3 Review

The Shadow #3
The Shadow (2017) #3
Issue #3 of The Shadow is here, and the action is starting to pick up. When Mary attempts to track down the journalist she caught in lurking in her hospital, she finds herself in a bad neighborhood.  Inevitably she encounters a gang of racist thugs, dressed in the style of The Shadow.
The gang is scared off by a small group of bystanders, including the very person Mary was looking for. The group of “concerned citizens” dismiss Mary, leaving her with more questions than answers, and a scarf to take back to her burn patient.
After an important memory-flashback, Mary and her patient are interrupted by a group of men with guns who push her away and attempt to apprehend her patient. They are unsuccessful, as he escapes out a window and disappears...
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The Shadow #2 (2017)

When I wrote my review of The Shadow #1, I mentioned what a big fan I was of old time radio (OTR) shows in general, and The Shadow specifically. Dynamite’s newest series of The Shadow has so far only shown us the titular character in flashbacks and news reports. Issue #2 continues that, as we see The Shadow launch an assault on a mansion in upstate New York that ends in the entire building burning to the ground killing everyone inside.

The scene then perfectly transitions to a newscast covering the fallout of the fire, and then to the hospital room of an amnesiac burn patient and Mary, the medical student who has been working with him (off the record) to recover his memory...

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The Shadow #1 (2017)

I love OTR (Old Time Radio) shows. When I was young, I would fall asleep most nights listening to shows like The Shadow on local radio. Now I listen via podcast, although I still tend to listen at night (in fact, it’s playing in the background as I write this). The “golden age” of radio was a different era, one that rarely translates well when modern productions get a hold of it. That’s a big part of why I’ve never read any of the modern comic book adaptations of those classic characters.

The newest series of The Shadow that Dynamite has put out seems to be taking a very different approach. The story takes place in the modern era. It is so current, in fact, that the television references news from only a few short months ago...

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