The Wake County Public Library has a few items from my “Shadow” sanctum on display this month.
Even more than the guilty-pleasure of the vintage Radio series it spawned, the Shadow Magazine was a thrilling discovery for me in my college days…both in reprints and surviving pulp magazines collected from the 30s and 40s. Pure fantasy, of course: the Good Guys were Good and the Bad Guys were Bad and meant to be blown away by the twin 45s of the Cloaked Crimefighter, who pre-dated Batman by almost a decade.
Re-reading some of these old stories again, it does a great deal toward getting the memory of that wretched Alec Baldwin movie out of my head!
The display runs through the end of September at the Cameron Village Branch. Maybe we’ll do an “Old Radio” display using some other stuff from my Archives in the near future. “The Shadow Knows”.
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