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The Shadow

The Shadow No. 1
October-November 1973
Cover: The Shadow //Mike Kaluta (signed)
Story: “The Doom Puzzle” (20 pages)
Editor, writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: Mike Kaluta
Feature Character: The Shadow (of Earth-One; Lamont Cranston; first appearance)
Supporting Characters: Margo Lane, Moe “Shrevvy” Shrevnitz, Burbank, Harry Vincent (all of Earth-One; first appearance for all)
Villains: Osgood Bamber (first appearance; dies in this story) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Shadow and his agents crack the mystery of a criminal army, stolen ship plans, and a mysterious heist.

The Shadow No. 2
December 1973 / January 1974
Cover: The Shadow at carnival //Mike Kaluta (signed)
Story: “Freak Show Murders” (20 pages)
Editor, writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: Mike Kaluta
Feature Character: The Shadow
Supporting Characters: Margo Lane, Burbank
Intro: Milton Treft, Alhambra (both die in this story), Steve Kilroy, Pop Sorber, Panchini, Benzare (only appearance for all)
Villains: The Harlequin (Pythias and Damon; first appearance for both; both die in this story)
Comment: Story is adapted from The Freak Show Murders by Maxwell Grant (Walter Gibson).
Synopsis: The Shadow and Margo Lane go undercover in a carnival to ferret out the costumed villain known as the Harlequin.

The Shadow No. 3
February-March 1974
Cover: The Shadow; thugs dragging Margo Lane towards electric chair //Mike Kaluta (signed)
Story: “The Kingdom of the Cobra” (20 pages)
Editor, writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Mike Kaluta
Inker: Berni Wrightson
Feature Character: The Shadow
Supporting Characters: Margo Lane, Moe Shrevnitz, Burbank, Harry Vincent
Intro: Gibson Walters, Earl Thorpe
Villains: King Cobra, Blue Jaw Grady, a crook (first appearance for all; all die in this story), various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Gibson Walters is named for the original Shadow pulp writer, Walter Gibson.
Synopsis: The Shadow learns that a powerful gangster has taken control of a prison and is using it as a refuge for mobsters.

The Shadow No. 4
April-May 1974
Cover: The Shadow; crook in roadster //Mike Kaluta (signed)
Story: “Death Is Bliss” (chapter 1; 10 pages)
 Chapter 2: “Grave Secret” (10 pages)
Editor, co-writer: Denny O’Neil
Co-writer: Len Wein
Artist: Mike Kaluta
Feature Character: The Shadow
Supporting Characters: Moe Shrevnitz, Burbank, Harry Vincent, Margo Lane
Intro: Clancy (only appearance)
Villains: Homer Bliss (first appearance; dies in this story), Ambrose “Devil” Devlin (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Shadow investigates the apparent deaths of a string of gangsters and learns that they may still be alive.

The Shadow No. 5
June-July 1974
Cover: The Shadow and Margo Lane vs. Nazis at sea //Frank Robbins (signed)
Story: “Night of Neptune’s Death” (20 pages)
Editor, writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist, letterer: Frank Robbins
Feature Character: The Shadow
Intro: Cyril Bench (only appearance)
Supporting Characters: Harry Vincent, Margo Lane, Moe Shrevnitz, Burbank
Villains: General Sodom (first appearance; next appears in JUSTICE, INC. #3) and his men (including Hass; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Shadow seeks to stop the leader of a private army from killing a peace envoy at sea.

The Shadow No. 6
August-September 1974
Cover: The Shadow, Ninja, and gangsters //Mike Kaluta (signed)
Story: “Night of the Ninja” (20 pages)
Editor, writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: Mike Kaluta
Feature Character: The Shadow
Supporting Characters: Harry Vincent, Margo Lane, Moe Shrevnitz, Burbank
Intro: Bartlet Mogen (only appearance)
Villains: The Ninja (G. Oyle Proud), Al, Manny, a girl (first appearance for all; all die in this story), the McMaster Mob (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A mysterious Ninja commits multiple murders in the city, and the Shadow and his group must find him and mete out justice.

The Shadow No. 7
October-November 1974
Cover: The Shadow, Pile on chimney, and Morag Mayne //Frank Robbins (signed)
Story: “The Night of the Beast” (20 pages)
Editor, writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist, letterer: Frank Robbins
Feature Character: The Shadow
Supporting Characters: Harry Vincent, Burbank, Moe Shrevnitz, Margo Lane
Intro: Pile (dies in this story), Morag Mayne (only appearance)
Villains: Joey Lyce, Looey, Mick, Eddie, Griff (first and only appearance for all), Maxie (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: The Shadow must learn who is threatening the life of a famous actress.

The Shadow No. 8
December 1974 / January 1975
Cover: The Shadow and Margo Lane vs. the Mummy //Frank Robbins (signed)
Story: “The Night of the Mummy” (20 pages)
Editor, writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist, letterer: Frank Robbins
Feature Character: The Shadow
Supporting Characters: Harry Vincent, Burbank, Moe Shrevnitz, Margo Lane, Lamont Cranston I (first and only appearance)
Intro: Prof. Eustace Zane, Hal Louis (both die in this story)
Villains: The Mummy (Edwin McMasters; first appearance; dies in this story), several South American Indians (first and only appearance)
Comment: The Lamont Cranston who appears in this story is probably the original Lamont Cranston, whose identity the Shadow assumed early in his career.  (Cf. THE EYES OF THE SHADOW by Maxwell Grant.)
 In this story, the Shadow assumes the identity of Kent Allard, which is assumed by many to be his original identity.
Synopsis: The Shadow and his cohorts must discover the identity and secrets of a murdering mummy.

The Shadow No. 9
February-March 1975
Cover: The Shadow and Margo Lane vs. Pat Murdock on tightrope over Niagra Falls //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: “The Night of the Falling Death” (18 pages)
Editor: Denny O’Neil
Writer: Michael Uslan
Penciller: Frank Robbins
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Shadow
Supporting Characters: Harry Vincent, Moe Shrevnitz, Margo Lane
Cameo appearance: The Marx Brothers (in a photo)
Villains: Pat Murdock, Dan Hunter (first appearance for both; both die in this story), Paul and other gangsters (two of whom die in this story; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story is influenced in part by the radio drama, “Death Stalks the Shadow”.

The Shadow No. 10
April-May 1975
Cover: The Shadow, Ox Crouch, Flossy Crouch, and victim //Mike Kaluta (signed)
Story: “The Night of the Killers” (18 pages)
Editor, writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: E. R. Cruz
Feature Character: The Shadow
Supporting Characters: Harry Vincent, Moe Shrevnitz, Margo Lane, Burbank
Intro: Hensley, Judge Blaney, Sheriff Clum (only appearance for all), Moose Crouch (dies in this story)
Villains: Papa Crouch, Ox Crouch, Flossy Crouch, Judge Blaney (first appearance for all; all die in this story), Loose Eddy Meeghan (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Shadow and his agents take action against a family of killers.

The Shadow No. 11
June-July 1975
Cover: The Shadow, the Avenger, and the Avenger’s agents //E. R. Cruz
Story: “The Night of the Avenger” (18 pages)
Editor: Denny O’Neil
Writer: Michael Uslan
Artist:  E. R. Cruz
Feature Character: The Shadow
GS: The Avenger (last chronological appearance in JUSTICE, INC. #4; last chronological appearance; the New Earth Avenger first appears in JUSTICE, INC. (2nd series) #1)
Supporting Characters: Jericho Druke, Nellie (both of Earth-1; first and only appearance for both), Smitty (last chronological appearance in JUSTICE, INC. #4; last chronological appearance), Fergus MacMurdie (first appearance; last chronological appearance in JUSTICE, INC. #3; last chronological appearance),  Josh, Rosabel (first appearance for both; last chronological appearance for both in JUSTICE, INC. #3; last chronological appearance for both), Burbank, Moe Shrevnitz, Margo Lane, Harry Vincent
Villains: Shiwan Khan (of Earth-1) and his men (one of whom dies in this story; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Shadow and the Avenger are manipulated into a war against each other by an unseen mastermind.

The Shadow No. 12
August-September 1975
Cover: The Shadow and Margo Lane vs. Ivan Zarnovitch and cultists //E. R. Cruz
Story: “Night of the Damned” (18 pages)
Editor, writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: E. R. Cruz
Feature Character: The Shadow (next chronological appearance in BATMAN #259 (flashback))
Supporting Characters: Margo Lane, Harry Vincent, Burbank, Moe Shrevnitz (last appearance for all)
Villains: Ivan Zarnovich (aka Father Flotsky; first appearance; dies in this story), Sergei Diaghilev, Beelzebub cultists (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This is the last issue of THE SHADOW.
 Sometime after this story, the Shadow rescues young Bruce Wayne from Willy Hank Stamper in BATMAN #259 (flashback).  Then, years later, the Shadow teams with Batman to fight Al Gromm in BATMAN #253 and Willy Hank Stamper in BATMAN #259.
Synopsis: When Margo and Harry are endangered by Beelzebub cultists in New Gotham, the Shadow and his other agents swing into action.

 The Avenger

Justice, Inc.  No. 1
May-June 1975
Cover: The Avenger parachuting from plane //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: “This Night, an Avenger Is Born” (18 pages)
Editor, writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: Alden McWilliams
Feature Character: The Avenger (Richard Henry Benson; first appearance and origin)
Supporting Character: Smitty (Algernon Heathcote Smith; first appearance)
Intro: Alice Benson, Alicia Benson (both die in this story)
Villains: Arthur Hickock and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story is adapted from Justice, Inc. by Paul Ernst (as Kenneth Robeson).
Synopsis: After his wife and daughter are killed by hoods, Richard Henry Benson suffers a trauma that turns his face and hair white and gives him plastic-like features, and vows to fight crime and evil as the Avenger.

Justice, Inc. No 2
July-August 1975
Cover: The Avenger vs. the Skywalker //Jack Kirby (signed) / Mike Royer
Story: “The Skywalker” (18 pages)
Editor, writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: The Avenger
Supporting Characters: Smitty, Josh, Rosabel (first chronological appearance for last two)
Intro: Ed Slade, Robert Gant (both die in this story)
Villains: The Skywalker (Abel Darcy; first appearance; dies in this story) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A train wreck leads the Avenger and his allies to a foe who can destroy steel.

Justice, Inc. No. 3
September-October 1975
Cover: The Avenger and Josh vs. monsters in car //Jack Kirby / Al Milgrom (signed)
Story: “The Monster Bug” (18 pages)
Editor, writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: The Avenger
Supporting Characters: Fergus McMurdie (first appearance), Josh, Rosabel (next chronological appearance for both in THE SHADOW #11), Smitty
Intro: Mrs. McMurdie (dies in this story)
Villains: Gen. Sodom (called Col. Sodom in this story; last appearance in THE SHADOW #5; dies in this story) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The murder of his wife causes chemist Fergus McMurdie to ally himself with the Avenger and his band against General Sodom, who now employs a serum that changes men into monsters.

Justice, Inc. No. 4
November-December 1975
Cover: The Avenger vs. Rufus Comb on biplane //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: “Slay Ride in the Sky” (18 pages)
Editor, writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: The Avenger (next chronological appearance in THE SHADOW #11)
Supporting Characters: Fergus MacMurdie, Josh, Smitty (next chronological appearance for all in THE SHADOW #11)
Intro: Jason Lynn (dies in this story)
Villains: Rufus Comb (first appearance; dies in this story) and his gang, assorted crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Avenger helps the Shadow fight Shiwan Khan in THE SHADOW #11.
Synopsis: The Avenger and Justice, Inc. investigate the mystery of aircraft downed by exploding birds.

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