Friday, March 22, 2019

Caar 54 Where.... I mean, Puzzle 54


Eight (8) changes for y'all to find.  Have fun and give your answers before The Shadow bleeds to death.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Rembering Al Williamson


  Not Shadow related but Al was a huge figure in the pop culture world.  He was the heir to the Alex Raymond genre of comic strips.  His Flash Gordon work influenced George Lucas and Star Wars, of which he eventually took over the art chores for the daily strip.  His work has influenced countless artists down the decades, including me.  He was one of my teachers during my first year at The Joe Kubert School.  We became friends over the next five years.  I still miss him.  Today would've been his 89th birthday. 

An intriguing ad


Love the spot illustrations from the two magazines.  However, the fascinating thing I found in this ad is found in the upper right hand corner

"Residents of New York City should include the 2% sales tax for unemployment relief."

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A little 80s Shadow


A sketch from Bill Sienkiewicz.  Not a fan of the hat but I did like the art he did on his six issue run of the DC book.  Can't say I liked the writing or characterizations of the agents or other classic characters that Gibson so carefully cultivated.  Thankfully they redeemed themselves with The Shadow Strikes and a return to the era our hero belongs to.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Differences revealed


"Agent J reports: The Shadow's ring, buttons on ladies skirt, jewel near ladies right fingers, gold in inside upper left corner of box, knot in rope near lady, ladies necklace,extra spire - that's all I can find!"

Agent J, pretty close.  I snuck a second change to the jewels in the box.  Gotta try and trip up the hawkeyed detectives out there.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Death in the Stars


You are absolutely right, Agent J.  The May 1st, 1940 issue of The Shadow Magazine is, indeed, the answer to the puzzle clews from last week.  Not my favorite cover but one that gets the point across...

Mystery abounds beneath this cover.  Do you dare to follow The Shadow into this latest adventure?

Or something like that

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Romanoff Jewels, our 53rd "What's the Difference" challenge


Eight (8) changes to this detailed Steranko cover for the classic tale of where The Shadow got his ring.  Of course, this scene is not in the tale (heaven forbid Gibson have a hot chick spilling her jewels all over our hero).  Good luck, agents.