Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Reprint This: DC's The Shadow
Why oh why hasn't someone thrown enough money at whoever owns the rights to The Shadow to put this series into a nice TPB? Years ago, I was fortunate enough to buy the entire run for a low price, but I would absolutely love to place a hardcover collection on my shelf. Not only is the Shadow one of the greatest characters (in any genre) of the 20th century, but this series is arguably the high watermark of the Bronze Age. Denny O'Neil scripts are sharp and mature and Mike Kaluta's artwork on the first few issues is breathtaking. Now, I'm a Frank Robbins fan, but I'd imagine even his most ardent detractors would concede that was a pretty good fit for his style. My fingers are crossed that this will someday be released from licensing purgatory.