Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Did You Know?


I love (LOVE LOVE LOVE) the advertising associated with The Shadow Magazine.  These are the things that would make me go crazy waiting for the next adventure to come out in two looooooong weeks!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Burbank and the Sanctum







  One of the coolest aspects of the 1994 Alec Baldwin film.  As much as the sanctum didn't conform (at all) to the pulp iteration, I really liked it.  The entrance to the hideout is really, to me, the best part of that room.  The retro equipment really screams cutting edge 30's era technology and design.

  And Burbank... such a great concept.  I really hoped that a system like that really wound its way through the city of New York.  Even now it would be really awesome.  I wish Burbank had more of a role but I'll take what I can get.

Monday, January 21, 2019

What's the Difference #46 is revealed


"Agent J reports: Park, two vertical lines in code, gun barrel, extra drops of blood, extra spire on roof - that's all I can find!"

 Nice job, Agent J.  The only miss is the collar on the left side of The Shadow's face.  This one was fun and I hope it was a bit of a challenge as well.

Friday, January 18, 2019

No Time for Murder




Ugh!  What an ugly cover!  If this review is to be trusted (and I do trust the reviewer) then the tale found beneath this tragic art has been ill served.  John says this is a top notch adventure that could easily be found in the classic era of the 1930's.  Goes to show, you can't judge a book (or pulp) by its cover.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Steranko comp sketch


I love seeing the initial layouts.  Often I like them better than the finish.  Speaking of...

I like the addition of the Phurba but wish the Bat-A-Rang was a bit more defined like in the sketch.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

What's the Difference episode #46






More Steranko goodness.  Love the face on this one.  This is pure pulp.  There are six (6) changes to this nice cover.  Have fun chasing them down.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Been awhile so...






Puzzle pieces.  Hint: it's an ugly cover from the latter years.  Give it a go, agents.