The Shadow gets a taste of the Current Year

Jack Anderson
Jack Anderson

Remember how Dynamite had the brilliant idea of desexualizing their leading females and had hacks like Margueritte Bennet and Kath Leth writing for them? Yeah so it looks like that fuck up wasn't epic enough and now they had to give the current year treatment to a anti-hero from the 30s.

I am gonna warn you in advance, this is going to hurt. A lot. We are already starting out with a proud L A T I N A woman (in bold letters and with dyke hair no less) reminiscing about a spree shooting perpetrated by white fucking males that were likely most likely nerds that were rejected and decided to do a beta uprising.

All urls found in this thread:
https://www.amren.com/archives/reports/the-color-of-crime-2016-revised-edition/
https://oldradioprograms.us/Shadow.htm
http://www.oldradioworld.com/shows/The_Shadow.php
http://www.comicsbeat.com/shadow-batman-set-for-a-second-miniseries-in-october-sdcc-17/
https://pastebin.com/ig11eExG
http://oldschoolcrimefighters.tumblr.com/wheretofind
Ryan Price
Ryan Price

And oh as if using the word snowflake to describe the shooters wasn't bad enough, its revealed that our narrator is telling the story to a 4-degree burn victim that had his entire body destroyed and even then she has the need to be snarky about his penis being burned off as she narrates her horrible story that he probably doesn't want to hear.

Mason Hernandez
Mason Hernandez

What the fuck is prompting her at all to tell him this story?!

Jonathan Perry
Jonathan Perry

Now this is the real cherry on the cake, in just two pages she bashes superheroes for saving people and then shows the Shadow going on a rant about white men being on born on privilege and these are no joke the exact words used on the comic.
This comic I swear…

Ethan Hughes
Ethan Hughes

dyke hair
it doesnt look THAT bad, but they should have given her brown or black hair, hell she is even a christian/catholic

Luis Sullivan
Luis Sullivan

"Tee hee you're burned and i don't like tending to you as part of my duties as a nurse, no offense white boy"
But no lets stop for a moment and see…WELL WELL WELL IF IT ISN'T DRINGALD BLUMPF!

William Taylor
William Taylor

They even have the nerve to take away gun toting vigilantes from us. Despite pushing shit like the evils of guns. Who am I kidding, we all know they think it's okay as long as the gun is in their hands instead. Cunts.

Double Dubs of pain

Carson Campbell
Carson Campbell

And like that the comic is over. We don't even know the fuck this guy is I guess we will have to wait until next month to find out :^)

Just in case you want to know the cuck behind this, his name is Steven Orlando, a British dude (no less) writing about a Latina American woman getting bullied by evul white men.
And just to close things up it turns out that the President's name isn't Donald… But Wyatt. As in A. Wyatt Mann… Really makes you think, huh?

Benjamin Fisher
Benjamin Fisher

Fucks sake. I think I'll stick to the old radio shows.

Juan Diaz
Juan Diaz

Hahahahahaha, take that Drumpf. How is he ever going to recover?

Wyatt King
Wyatt King

This whole thing is just insulting.

Hudson Martin
Hudson Martin

Damn, I didnt know they could add so much current year +2 salt in one comic.

Ian Moore
Ian Moore

School shooters aren't mentally unstable psychopaths pushed to their limits
lol they're just a bunch of whiny entitled shitlords who are privileged and throwing a tantrum!
Also, other comics are dumb because the heroes punch bad guys!
The shadow is better because he knows he's really a bad guy or something!
yay violence!
Why the fuck is the Shadow in some random high school first thing in the morning, anyways? WHO KNOW?!
Le Drumpflestiltskin!! What a shitlord amirite?
And the EEEVIL media portraying innocent Muslims as terrorists (except that they don't and go out of their way to make excuses)
DAE hate reality TV talent shows?
One more completely ham-fisted political reference while we're at it!
I give this shit 10 issues, tops, before it's canned. Not only is the Shadow an obscure character by today's standards, but as far as first issues go, they completely shit the bed when it comes to introducing the character, what he's all about, why he does what he does, what his life is like, what his abilities actually are.. And instead, they gave us jokes about burnt old man wieners and an amnesia plotline.

Jeremiah Thomas
Jeremiah Thomas

This whole fucking thing.

Gavin Moore
Gavin Moore

10? I give this 5 or 6. That is how long Dejah, Vampirella and Red Sonja lasted last time. And that is really being charitable…

Luis Reyes
Luis Reyes

All that matters is that they get the anti-white stuff out. That's all. That way, when you put "the shadow comic" into your favourite telegraphed search engine, you'll get only the CURRENT_YEAR result.

Cameron Howard
Cameron Howard

10 is a generous estimate, but worse comics have lasted longer, seemingly because they were contracted to produce so many issues ahead of time and had to finish out the run that they'd already paid for in hopes of recouping some lost money.

Brody Murphy
Brody Murphy

oh no they're going to try passing the mantle to bitch nurse aren't they

Julian Martinez
Julian Martinez

A sassy latina nurse getting tied up with superhero shit on the side. How original.

Austin Hall
Austin Hall

Given how the Shadow works in other Dynamite stuff (and even stuff written by the same author, no less), that would basically require her to become one of the most vile serial killers on the planet.

No, wait, that would actually be interesting. She's going to get to bypass all that shit because she's got a vagina, isn't she?

Joseph Collins
Joseph Collins

I didn't mind that one bit, honestly.

Samuel Foster
Samuel Foster

worse comics have lasted longer, seemingly because they were contracted to produce so many issues ahead of time and had to finish out the run that they'd already paid for in hopes of recouping some lost money.

Has Dynamite ever done this before? I mean don't get me wrong, the titles I mentioned were all supposed to be regular series, but they were wrapped up after 6 issues. As a matter of fact, recently they have done more limited miniseries than regulars that go all the way to 80 issues like the 2005's Red Sonja title, or the Warlord of Mars comics and the Dejah spin-off, each had 30 issues.

Of course they are going to do it.

Matthew Scott
Matthew Scott

And I thought the current Vampirella was the worst thing Dynamite was publishing currently.

Parker Howard
Parker Howard

I guarantee you that was done on purpose, whenever SJW's and non whites in general create a hero they always given them as much of a European aesthetic as they can without actually making them fully European. It's just like in real life where blacks and Hispanics mock white people for being ugly but at the same time are more attracted to white people (especially white women) than they are their own kind, they want to be beautiful but they don't want to admit that that whites have more attractive features.

Isaac Bailey
Isaac Bailey

no, she will just kill a bunch of white men and it will be portrayed as justice since all white men are privileged, rapist, murders who are ruining the whole world.

Chase Robinson
Chase Robinson

Dynamite Shadow only became the Shadow by reaching Shamballah, which in Dynamite lore is reputed to be a paradise for hedonists and killers that can only be reached by killing a shitload of people who don't deserve to die. If nurse bitch reaches it by killing people whom the story claims deserve death, then that's still breaking the normal rules.

Now that I think about it, though, Dynamite Shadow also has the power to disguise himself as anyone. It might turn out that nurse bitch was actually just him all along.

Isaiah Foster
Isaiah Foster

Dynamite Shadow only became the Shadow by reaching Shamballah, which in Dynamite lore is reputed to be a paradise for hedonists and killers that can only be reached by killing a shitload of people who don't deserve to die.

William Johnson
William Johnson

I never claimed it was good, user. Just that the rules have already been established.

Grayson Russell
Grayson Russell

And people say the story arc that DC made where the Shadow turned into a head and then a cyborg was terrible…..fuck, even Warren Ellis can right better Shadow story than this…fuck it, I can do this better.

Nathaniel Lee
Nathaniel Lee

Just in case you want to know the cuck behind this, his name is Steven Orlando, a British dude (no less) writing about a Latina American woman getting bullied by evul white men.
Orlando is writing the Batman/Shadow crossover, this is by Si Spurrier, who is still a limey cunt writing a American latina.

That fucking next issue tease though:
And what is his commection with the millionaire Worthy Delaney, an advisior to the newly elected President Wyatt? Meanwhile, Mary and her sister Luisa begin an investigation of the own into a Shadow fan-site
Blind Trump hate and 2 spics looking into a fansite, no Shadow. Trilling shit.

Jordan Morales
Jordan Morales

So they immediately ramp up the story from a couple of idiots in a school shooting, straight to the fucking White House…

No increasing web of conspiracy? No tangled weave of contacts from one lead to the next; just straight to the upper tiers of government.
And by the looks of that teaser, and the fact The Shadow is in hospital, all this is bound to be revealed purely by way of exposition.

And even worse - it's one of those magical fucking fan sites where some 14 year old (probably black girl) somehow knows everything there is to know on the subject and somehow hasn't been killed despite being the sole font of such knowledge and on a site that can be found by anyone with the slightest bit of curiosity.

Oh, and we have a "hero" who apparently just cannot stop looking at dicks…

There's no way this won't all be complete shit. The worst thing is that anyone thought this was quality work and worth printing.

Eli Perez
Eli Perez

So much of this issue was bland panels of that same dumb bitch talking, all from the same POV of the amnesiac Shadow. The amnesia bit is perfect, the best horrible way to end a horrible chapter. The bitterness and resentment, the envy the writing exudes, is palpable. A mixture of zero talent and anger issues is not a recipe for a good story.

Jace Wilson
Jace Wilson

I wait for the day someone makes a comic about a hero Trump and causes a fucking outrage.

Kayden Gray
Kayden Gray

Why put the Shadow in modern times? He works better in the 30's.

2nd pic
Is it me or does the second shooter look like Mal from Firefly.

Henry Green
Henry Green

I was thinking more that the shooters look like they're in their early 30s.

Shit, they're not even wearing band t-shirts - what kind of high school is this?
It's more like a couple of ex-GAP models blaming kids for the end of their careers.

Parker Reyes
Parker Reyes

That has to be the worst bedside manner I've ever seen.

Alexander Jackson
Alexander Jackson

Just leave the character alone.

Jaxson Anderson
Jaxson Anderson

I wait for the day someone makes a comic about a hero Trump and causes a fucking outrage.
I'm just waiting for the inevitable publishing of a comic where Trump gets murdered in the goriest, edgiest and most humiliating way possible. It wouldn't be anything special, what with all the calls for his head, but it should be good for a laugh and a storytime.

Mason Murphy
Mason Murphy

Wasn't that in E.V.I.L Heroes which is just an edgier version of the Crime Syndicate?

Austin Wright
Austin Wright

It is pretty mediocre, the whole politics could have been cut out in order to make it faster and make it more meaningful. I mean, i don't know what the comic is about yet, it is about the shadow? The nurse? why should i give a fuck? is that guy the shadow?
Overall, i already don't like the nurse as a character, she seems like the strong female character who acts like a bitch for fucking no reason, all the time.
But then again, i never cared about the shadow so i was not really interested from the beggining.

Connor Rodriguez
Connor Rodriguez

beggining
Why is it so hard to spell 'beginning'?
It's literally BEGIN-n-ing, dissect it and it's much easier to memorize.

Oliver Wright
Oliver Wright

Somebody storytime the Howard Chaykin Shadow, that shit was retarded-brilliant, and compared to the shit they publish now, probably much better than I remember it.

The Grendel v.s. Shadow was the best, though, that shit was classy as fuck.

Eli Scott
Eli Scott

3rd image. How the fuck did they go from m1carbine to AR-15 on the same fucking page?

Lucas Bailey
Lucas Bailey

Oh yeah, Grendel/The Shadow is pretty damn good.

Mason Smith
Mason Smith

And like that the comic is over. We don't even know the fuck this guy is I guess we will have to wait until next month to find out :^)
But I don't care user.

Ian Bell
Ian Bell

You're expecting britbongs to know what a gun looks like? Their police confiscate bicycle tires as part of their anti-knife patrols.

Robert Morris
Robert Morris

Listen, just because you can get arrested for hitting your mugger doesn't mean they can't look up pictures of mcscaryshootbandM1943

Tyler Taylor
Tyler Taylor

Vampirella is worse. On top of being pozzed as fuck, having the heroine looking like a drug addict and pic related, the story is weird as fuck it can only be enjoyed by people doing drugs.

Carter Jackson
Carter Jackson

cuck blank
What are they supposed to be saying? Cuck faggot? Cuck shit? Cunt? Fuck? Could have just had them say
YOU'RE A CUCK
WHO ARE YOU CALLING A CUCK, YOU CUCK?
But even then, no one fucking talks like this.

Eli Jones
Eli Jones

The one with long hair looks awfully familiar…

Blake Howard
Blake Howard

He works better in the 30's.
Superheros in general work better in the 30's.

Brandon Thompson
Brandon Thompson

I can't take it anymore
Think I'm done coming to this board

Jason Morgan
Jason Morgan

The Shadow monologuing about white privilege
this coming from the character who was literally worshipped as a "white god" in an Xinca village

And holy fuck why is The Shadow fighting school shooters and talking to them like they are the big bad villains deserving of the karmic takedowns he usually does ? This is so fucking below him.

David Martin
David Martin

I was writing from my cellphone so i didn't care in the orthography to beigin wtih.

Leo Hall
Leo Hall

holy fuck this is terrible.
this is New SJW shit, by the way, they just take all the shit we make fun of them for and go "i know you are but what am I?" all they're doing is saying "no YOU'RE snowflakes, YOU'RE emotional, YOU'RE trying to silence people!" and then they take over existing properties and just have them parrot this shit because they're not creative at all.

stopping a pair of white school shooters in 2017. sure. it's not chicago teenage gangs shooting each other up and hurting their communities, it's columbine white boys with delusions of grandeur. somewhere across town a muslim is throwing acid in a woman's face for showing her knees.

Owen Bell
Owen Bell

More evidence phoneposters should get gassed.

John Lopez
John Lopez

I can see you are beijinging to shitpost, but i am not gong to be part of that. Here is your (you) though.

Wyatt Sullivan
Wyatt Sullivan

still no h8chan edit?

Cameron Reyes
Cameron Reyes

Powerlessness
Born to a privilege you neither deserved nor noticed
no idea your life is on a pedestal, so you invent your story of alienation
But you are not. You know this. What you rage is against your mediocricity.
and the only remedy.. is to make destruction into performance.

Is he describing a twitterer trying to stand up to MUH GAMERZ?

Justin Diaz
Justin Diaz

wryyyyyy

Luke Russell
Luke Russell

YOU'RE A CUCK
WHO ARE YOU CALLING A CUCK, YOU CUCK?
Finally, I get to post my OC.

Joseph Anderson
Joseph Anderson

It reads like mediocre personal blogpost which has zero meaning whatsoever. And people are supposed to pay actual money for this absolutely pointless shit. It's like buying privilege to read shitposts, except those can be a better quality read compared to this crappy blogpost inserted into a comicbook.

Angel Edwards
Angel Edwards

what show is that?

Jace Edwards
Jace Edwards

Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Cop Comedy/Procedural.
Pretty good, and the quality stays consistent for all 4 seasons, with the 5th starting next month I think.

Isaac Cooper
Isaac Cooper

thanks fam.

Chase James
Chase James

Google image search "man holding gun"

Jaxson Price
Jaxson Price

So what about this is "current year"? It's not a great comic or anything, but it's not cancerous or anything. It's just generally stupid.

Juan Torres
Juan Torres

Allows shooters to kill multiple people before intervening
SJW rantings
Vanishes
Mysterious burned amnesiac shows up

Alright, let's headcanon this shit into something good.
Original Shadow has super longevity, but has been inactive since the 50's
Rare appearances since then have been copycats
Latest copycat is an SJW, who is tied to the ebil conspiracy in the White House
(((conspiracy)))
The real shadow attempted to build an anti-gravity machine in the 50's
Exploded, also made him time travel
The nurse has just told him about the copycat running around
It's time for a showdown.

Brayden Evans
Brayden Evans

Evil white men are the real terrorists because they are entitled
Sassy latina nurse/doctor who notices things that no one else notices (probably also gay)
Overt, completely out of place political commentary with all the subtlety of a reply rant to a Trump tweet.

Ryder Green
Ryder Green

out of place political commentary
The two frames where she suddenly says "ew trump" is the only thing close to current year shit in the comic. The rest of it is a dumb nihilistic rant that you could find in any random comic dating back to the fucking 70s or 80s. And I'm pretty sure the nurse is just white.

Jonathan Roberts
Jonathan Roberts

You're incredibly blind, user.

James Cook
James Cook

Motherfucker, she says she is latina in bold letters in the first post. Delete yourself.

Liam Martinez
Liam Martinez

Haven't bough a comic book in ages. Heard Miracle Man was really good. Bought this issue of The Shadow as well. It was absolute shit in every possible way. I'd rather have been robbed of $4 dollars in the parking lot.

Wyatt Campbell
Wyatt Campbell

Miracle Man or Mr. Miracles?

Alexander Lee
Alexander Lee

That would be good but hearing about the writer he's not smart enough to pull that off.

Adrian Fisher
Adrian Fisher

I'm surprised Razorfist hasn't bitched about it yet.

Jace Brooks
Jace Brooks

too easy

Cameron Brooks
Cameron Brooks

Good edit. Is it me or does she look kinda pale to be latina?

Noah Garcia
Noah Garcia

Who am I kidding, we all know they think it's okay as long as the gun is in their hands instead.

Jackson Howard
Jackson Howard

Is that game at least self aware that the people in it are hipster garbage.

Jackson Jones
Jackson Jones

I want to believe it since they made that blue haired retard break every rule in the book regarding firearm safety. Highly doubt it though.

Brayden Peterson
Brayden Peterson

Quit talking like a nigger, and go watch your jew show.

Jose Robinson
Jose Robinson

He could have done a better job actually outlining the stupidity of it all. He just kept saying "it's the worst ever!" over and over, without taking a breath to elaborate that the story is poorly told, moronically framed, seemingly hyperfocused on the narcissism of the author channeled through a proud latina doctor (surprised they didn't go with latinx) and the sheer absurdity of The Shadow showing up at a High School to stop a shooting, only for the whole pay off of the book to be that the burned old man might be the Shadow, which the insightful Latina knows for sure, because she remembers his laugh from decades ago.

Henry Torres
Henry Torres

Oh, and the cherry on top. Also released today.

Benjamin Hall
Benjamin Hall

It's you. Also you can blame shit artists who refuse to draw people as they are and instead only draw people as they know how or imagine them to be. It's how you get black women with 0 'black' racial qualities (depending on WHICH black region of the world she descended from would determine a lot) but instead look like a generic or idealized white woman and then paintfill'ed to be black.

It's also possible that combining weak artistry with you're lack of familiarity on how 'creamy coffee' a latina can get lead you to this confusion.

POINT IS SHE'S LATINA AND THIS COMIC IS SO BAD I CAN'T CALL IT SHIT BECAUSE EVEN SHIT SERVES A PURPOSE. THE MONEY SPENT ON THIS BURNS BETTER THAN IT SO DON'T GO THINKING IT'LL BE HANDY IN THE NUCLEAR WINTER, IT WON'T BE.

Charles Wright
Charles Wright

4th image
How is copy pasting entire panels like that acceptable? This lazy shit became far too common within last few years.
Human beings don't stand still like statues when they are talking. She could at least turn the head towards the patient, move her hands, etc. Instead she just stands like a wax figure and doesn't even press buttons on the remote to switch channels.

As a matter of fact, recently they have done more limited miniseries than regulars that go all the way to 80 issues like the 2005's Red Sonja title, or the Warlord of Mars comics and the Dejah spin-off, each had 30 issues.
Notice that their minis tend to be books that push SJW crap. Current Red Sonja managed to break magical threshold of 6 issues. All it took was bringing scale bikini back, hiring a competent artist, and some fanservice in every other issue.

He doesn't seem to have read much outside of big two. No wonder that he didn't develop a decent taste. He's also far too lenient and forgiving when it comes to sloppy art an lazy writing.

Anthony Peterson
Anthony Peterson

Holy shit, you weren't kidding op. This is some solar-system-scale projecting of white rich liberal feminists.

This kind of virtue signalling might be needed when you have multiple foundations streaming endless stream of money to you, and you really need to NOT think about it, and NOT feel like a lazy parasite sucking the blood of the less fortunate. If your parents/friends/uncles/grandads zero-tax-trust-fund is built on top of a mountain of corpses of starved children, I bet you would need a whole fucking comic to tell you that the "bad people are everybody else but you darling". Holy shit. Holy, fucking, shit.

Cooper Stewart
Cooper Stewart

I love how the writer basically admits that the school shooters are based on the "Toxic" majority of comic readers who he and his cohorts say have all the power, yet fail to mention how most writers and a few of the artists in the comics industry (who would have been fired a long time ago if someone with brains and respect for their audience were running modern comics.) keep their shitty jobs because of nepotism and birds-of-a-feather mentality.

Alexander Powell
Alexander Powell

Stop yelling.

Easton Sanders
Easton Sanders

Did the thread with that Razorfist vid about this shadow comic get deleted? I can't find it on the catalog.

Samuel Fisher
Samuel Fisher

they still don't know that the columbine shooters were kikes
Ha. Also I don't think clairvoyance was one of Shadow's powers, how the fuck did he get there so quick?

shadow is born with a silver spoon in his mouth
businessman
goes to the orient and learns mystic shit
does it better than the local slants(mighty whitey)
comes home to jew york city to fuck up criminals
can read minds so he knows what scum niggers, spics, and jews are just by looking at them

How is this guy supposed to be on the side of liberals let alone sjws? How? Simply by exposure to the overwhelmingly(82%) non-white nature of crime in America he'd become a racialist and fascist in a week. Something has to be done about all the faggots fucking up society and he's demonstrated an interest into taking matters into his own hands outside the preview of the law with no compunctions about killing those he considers a problem.

When essentially all of a societies problems can be laid at the feet of certain demographics how could he not come to hate them? Why do liberals who write this tripe even bother? Why even write about a character you yourself must hate?

Cooper Cook
Cooper Cook

overwhelmingly(82%) non-white nature of crime in America
Polite request of source.

Nathaniel Russell
Nathaniel Russell

2016 Color of Crime report by American Renaissance, the data is taken from the DoJ and FBI statistics for 2014-2015, statistical collection is always one year behind.

https://www.amren.com/archives/reports/the-color-of-crime-2016-revised-edition/

Carter Thomas
Carter Thomas

Razorfist vid
Shill somewhere else.

Jayden Cook
Jayden Cook

Current Red Sonja managed to break magical threshold of 6 issues. All it took was bringing scale bikini back, hiring a competent artist, and some fanservice in every other issue.
Book isn't all that great though since recycled Kulan Gath as villain for the nth time (I know for a fact that writers lament Sonja doesn't have an great rogue gallery since they keep reusing him everytime) and tried to tackle the topic of illegal immigration once, but that was pretty much contained to the issue it was brought up and never touched on again.

As if I needed anymore reason to disregard that faggot's opinion. Fuck him and his shit taste.

He doesn't seem to have read much outside of big two. No wonder that he didn't develop a decent taste. He's also far too lenient and forgiving when it comes to sloppy art an lazy writing.
He read some Image, but the dude is a casul through and through.

Matthew Butler
Matthew Butler

Fuck sake, I used to like Spurrier
well, another one for the blacklist

Robert Davis
Robert Davis

What did he do originally?

Isaac Baker
Isaac Baker

It was posted in this thread a couple days ago. Doesn't need it's own thread, especially because it's not an especially insightful take on the matter, besides excoriating Si Spurrier as another hysterical britbong who keeps running his mouth about US politics while ignoring everything wrong with UK politics.

Juan Ross
Juan Ross

Well to be fair there is some speculation that The Shadow's real name is Kent Allard who fough in WW1 and is using Lamont Cranston's name and wealth to fight crime.

Asher Wright
Asher Wright

It isn't the 40's anymore.

Luke Taylor
Luke Taylor

This actually look real good

Levi Thompson
Levi Thompson

Diversity & Comics, go and stay go.

Parker King
Parker King

At this point it's probably easier to have a comic whitelist instead of a blacklist.

Ayden Richardson
Ayden Richardson

shadow is born with a silver spoon in his mouth
You mean Lamont Cranston was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Kent Allard, IF he is The Shadow (because even that is still a mystery) was just a WW1 aviator and spy.

Simply by exposure to the overwhelmingly(82%) non-white nature of crime in America he'd become a racialist and fascist in a week
Except that this is actually another of the bajillion things that makes this issue, and the purposes behind it, shit: even in the 30s, The Shadow was remarkably progressive for a pulp character. He had agents of several different types. Chinese agents, like Roy Tam and even one of his close friends Cho-Tsing. Black agents like Stanley and Jericho (a respectful black man who ran an employment agency in Harlam). Female agents like Myra Reldon or Margo.
Margo Lane is easily the second most famous character in the series and she was far from the only woman in the series to help The Shadow fight crime. And Gibson rarely resorted to endangering women for the sake of drama, the character who got kidnapped and endangered the most was Harry Vincent.
Obviously the pulps weren't completely racism-free (the chinese got the brunt of it most of the time), but compared to his contemporaries, The Shadow was genuinely progressive and pushed boundaries that allowed for the eventual introduction of female superheroes like Miss Fury and Domino Lady.

But of course SJWs and Spurrier couldn't care less and still prefer to see him as an "old monster" because he is a white man with a gun who killed criminals, and condescendingly treat the character and his audiences to forced soapboxing.

Henry Johnson
Henry Johnson

Is that gun shooting 2 bullets?

Nolan Barnes
Nolan Barnes

Good reaction image material.

Ethan Gomez
Ethan Gomez

.25acp derringer pepperbox? but on the bottom panel it looks like a .35acp auto

Do they really dislike guns so much they can't be bothered to decide on a specific gun to draw and fucking stick with it?

Gavin Baker
Gavin Baker

Maybe the artists doesnt know how guns work?

Evan Torres
Evan Torres

This is just more SJW ignorance. They never cared about comics or pulps, they just want another soapbox to scream their shitty politics at us.

Lucas Diaz
Lucas Diaz

HL2shotgunaltfire.webm

Joshua Jones
Joshua Jones

Good job.

Daniel Rivera
Daniel Rivera

hate thugs being killing but love larping as lngloriousBastard

Gavin Nguyen
Gavin Nguyen

Is that a glock in the 1920s?

Ian Taylor
Ian Taylor

I think that's a FAMAS

Juan Richardson
Juan Richardson

Y'know I've noticed that trend a lot with artists nowadays. They tend to draw guns and bullets poorly when they try to make them realistic. I wonder if it's better if they went back to Kirby style guns where they aren't based on any particular gun but you can see some influences like a Mauser C96 or something.

Carson Price
Carson Price

indeed, I have both
I rarely buy out of my whitelist these days.
I miss the days when I could pick up a random tpb, enjoy it and not be bogged down by the author's politics

X Men Legacy
I enjoyed his X-Force for all of it's faults

Kevin Campbell
Kevin Campbell

a dozen feet - the weapon's maximum range
Why would anyone make such a shitty gun?

David Bailey
David Bailey

Holdout pistols aren't known for their range, accuracy or reliability. They're for having the minimum size of device needed to throw hot lead at someone and hopefully not have it blow up in your hands.

Carter Nguyen
Carter Nguyen

No, it's hella serious.

Elijah Lee
Elijah Lee

.35acp

Benjamin Ross
Benjamin Ross

Actually, technically it isn't canon that The Shadow said all that, it's canon that some retarded latina nurse with a dyke haircut (and probably with the idea that spreading her leftist ideology is more important than telling the truth) claimed the shadow said all that. In case there are any fans of The Shadow in this thread, maybe that can be a small consolation.

Benjamin Long
Benjamin Long

Weren't those tiny Derringer guns designed to be easily concealed so you could administer swift justice to cheaters in casinos?
T.learning about the USA from The Simpsons.
Google image "man / woman holding gun". You might have go go as far as page 5 to find the one the traced, after that Star Wars guy got caught out with "crying girl".

Connor Parker
Connor Parker

Leave the classics alone!

Thomas Lewis
Thomas Lewis

Comics

Aiden James
Aiden James

The only consolation I take from this is that, unlike comics which have long and convoluted plotlines where shit like this actually happens and you have to accept them as canon, The Shadow doesn't have one. His "canon", if the term is even applicable for a character like him, ended decades ago in the pulps.
So this whole thing is just another idiotic what-if like Chaykin's series or Robocop Shadow.

Ryan James
Ryan James

I never read the comics, I only listened to the radio serial. Were the comics ever good?

Cooper Johnson
Cooper Johnson

that Star Wars guy got caught out with "crying girl".
Got the pics about that?

Colton Thomas
Colton Thomas

One thing most comic-readers of The Shadow seem to be able to agree on is that the 70s O’Neil/Kaluta comics are the best. Either these, or all the ones written by Matt Wagner..
My personal favorites are Hitler's Astrologer, Hell's Heat Wave and In The Coils of Leviathan.
As for Matt Wagner, I recommend Year One, Death of Margo Lane and his Grendel vs Shadow crossover.
These are really the only ones I'd say are essentials for any Shadow fan.
Also, Masks is great. And the Batman crossovers written by O'Neil are pretty great as well.
The new one with Scott Snyder has been well-received and even though I think there are several characterization and writing issues, I like it. It explores the idea nicely, and it revived interest in The Shadow. I just hope it doesn't get too wrapped up in Batwank and Jokerwank like most of Snyder's projects.

Dynamite's other Shadow comics mostly range from decent (the Green Hornet crossover), to really mediocre (The Last Illusion) to outright awful (the current series).
Garth Ennis' run really depends on whether you like his style or not. The Fire of Creation is mostly a retelling of The Rape of Nanking with occasional appearences by some Punisher knock-off dressed as The Shadow. It's readable but I wouldn't recommend it.
Howard Chaykin's series is very controversial. Some like it, others don't. I despise it and I would never subject any Shadow fan to them. I also think The Shadow Strikes is similarly awful but it does have pretty great art.
Everyone agrees that Sienkiewicz and Helfer's Shadow run was irredeemable, taking the worst aspects from Chaykin's run and ramping them up, and it was rightfully canceled after they turned The Shadow into Robocop.
And no one talks about the Archie series because of, well, I think pic related shows why.

Aiden Hughes
Aiden Hughes

Yes a lot.

Daniel Hughes
Daniel Hughes

Is there still a site where you can listen to the radio serial?
The last one got V&. Pity, it was some good cliffhanger radio drama, and Orsen Welles' voice is just porn.

Elijah Rodriguez
Elijah Rodriguez

https://oldradioprograms.us/Shadow.htm (250+ Episodes, apparently in release order, plus a few stray files including War of the Worlds)

http://www.oldradioworld.com/shows/The_Shadow.php (56 Episodes, with dates, unsorted)

I really love Orson Welles. He's my favorite film director and I think he's the best Lamont Cranston. His episodes are what led to me discovering The Shadow as well as Orson's career in radio and film.
But to me, personally, Frank Readick Jr is the ideal Shadow voice (too bad not many of his recordings exist), and Bret Morrison is the overall best.

Charles Phillips
Charles Phillips

There's a new crossover between Batman and The Shadow coming November. Apparently it's a sequel to the current one.

http://www.comicsbeat.com/shadow-batman-set-for-a-second-miniseries-in-october-sdcc-17/

Batman and The Shadow, two of comics’ most iconic characters, will again join forces to save the world this October as Dynamite Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Conde Nast partner for a brand new, six-issue crossover event that will unite history’s most well-known vigilantes as they confront the World’s Greatest Evil! Writer Steve Orlando (Batman/The Shadow, Justice League of America) and artist Giovanni Timpano (The Shadow, Transformers) will team to tell this instantly classic tale of noir, mortality and generational heroes and villains, set to hit stores October 4th!

In Batman/Shadow, Batman faced a truth he was afraid to comprehend. In Shadow/Batman, the Shadow is finally faced with a moment he’s avoided his entire life: the moment the Shadow does not know.

The truth of what the Shadow doesn’t know threatens to destroy his partnership with Batman and Robin just when they need him the most. Three generations of heroes stand at a crossroads as the secret of the Silent Seven threatens to encompass and obliterate them all. To fight the Seven, Batman and the Shadow must force them to reveal themselves. But how do men make moves against a behemoth evil that measures assaults in centuries?

The World’s Greatest Mystery. The World’s Greatest Detective. They can barely stand each other, so how will they possibly deal with the World’s Greatest Evil? What legacy can two of the world’s most enduring icons of justice leave once they discover an ancient evil has been living inside the world they protect for centuries, attached to its heart. Can Batman and the Shadow save the world without killing it in the process?

Joshua Torres
Joshua Torres

hopefully the art will be better than the current crossover.

Brody Sullivan
Brody Sullivan

I'm not too crazy about it but it does look better.
Looks like Giovanni remembered to actually put some shadows on The Shadow.
Although this time it's being written by the artist of the previous crossover, and he seems quite passionate about the character. Plus, there is no Snyder this time around, so hopefully no Jokerwank.
The previous one was Batman/The Shadow with the characters vs Joker and Stag (a Batman villain created for this crossover who was hamfisted into The Shadow's backstory). This one is The Shadow/Batman with them vs actual villains from the pulps (The Silent Seven), so I'm hoping good things out of this one. Even though it has Damian and it's being published by Dynamite.
This has been a pretty busy year for The Shadow.

Brandon Bennett
Brandon Bennett

Hopefully.

Juan Young
Juan Young

Storytiming the latest Batman/The Shadow issue

Easton Phillips
Easton Phillips

Oops, accidentally posted the same image twice

Isaac James
Isaac James

3rd pic
The art seemed decent compared to the rest but the more I look at it I just don't like it. I don't know why but the artwork just bugs me. I guess it's the scratchy nature of it?

Jordan Harris
Jordan Harris

I think it's because The Shadow's neck looks too big

Nathan Parker
Nathan Parker

Yeah that makes sense.

Asher Morris
Asher Morris

HOLY SHIT
They turned The Shadow into the most blatant, undisguised voice of SJWism. That's incredible.
Do I have to boycott every comics company?

Jackson Kelly
Jackson Kelly

God damn that's beautiful. I love his beady eye, combined with his nose it makes him vulture like.

Owen Brooks
Owen Brooks

Mike Kaluta is one of my favorite living artists.

Aaron Rodriguez
Aaron Rodriguez

Wow that was fucking edgy. gotta stay away from that author.

Owen Ramirez
Owen Ramirez

Haven't read the rest of x over yet but what the hell is with the shadows fucking scarf?

Jose Stewart
Jose Stewart

It seems to have gotten wrapped around his cape and pulled off of his face. The perils of loose accessories!

Jonathan Sanders
Jonathan Sanders

Yeah and also seems to have decided to say fuck it to the laws of gravity

Benjamin Wilson
Benjamin Wilson

Thanks man.

Noah Cruz
Noah Cruz

This

Jeremiah Reyes
Jeremiah Reyes

10
It won't even make it to 4 tops

Thomas Foster
Thomas Foster

I say 3

Juan Murphy
Juan Murphy

For the sake of coolness it seems like it was drawn in a way so that you never see the respective ends of the scarf on panel, it's always stretching beyond.

Tbh I actually like this because it helps to make The Shadow seem more mysterious and ethereal, especially in contrast to Batman. Like an all-encompassing omnipresent ghost not bound by human perception.
At times it does look fucking ridiculous and distracting but it also makes up for really cool panels and compositions

Eli Fisher
Eli Fisher

dyke hair

yeah having short hair as a nurse makes no sense

stop being such a politically charged retard pls

Grayson Garcia
Grayson Garcia

YOU'RE A CUCK
WHO ARE YOU CALLING A CUCK, YOU CUCK?
But even then, no one fucking talks like this.

haven't been to /pol/ or /tv/ lately, I take it

Julian Jenkins
Julian Jenkins

why would anyone post such a shitty reaction image?

Alexander Roberts
Alexander Roberts

They really don't unless they're getting raided. /tv/ on the other hand does.

Eli Reyes
Eli Reyes

Preview of the next issue

Jaxson Reed
Jaxson Reed

I find people who make bold claims about the state of other boards rarely visit those boards.

Grayson Cruz
Grayson Cruz

My drawing skills are not important

Christopher Wood
Christopher Wood

It's noticed them trying to say "ha looks like YOU'RE triggered" as if pretending that they didn't invent that shit. Well not invent but destroy the original meaning which was only applicable to PTSD victims

Gabriel Long
Gabriel Long

Thanks user.

Joshua Gonzalez
Joshua Gonzalez

Spurrier and Watters' THE SHADOW #2: DISASTERPIECE EDITION STORYTIME

Eli Thompson
Eli Thompson

End of #2.

Connor Bell
Connor Bell

we didn't stop to check who was writing the story
Is that a round about way of naming the Jew or is the answer going to be "whitey"?

Lincoln Cruz
Lincoln Cruz

In both panels it's an M-14.

Connor Ward
Connor Ward

Most likely whitey.

For some reason the flashbacks of this issue seem to be the only good parts.

Jackson Foster
Jackson Foster

The difference in quality of the drawings in both pics
Why does modern comics look like shit?

Michael Martin
Michael Martin

all the talent left for greener pastures

Tyler Hernandez
Tyler Hernandez

He is drinking the /pol/aid but for braking a spear, they always have short hair or tied them behind to avoid getting it in the way

Adrian Watson
Adrian Watson

Year One was drawn and colored by Wilfredo Torres instead of Matt Wagner.
Wagner's following stories featuring the character (Grendel vs Shadow and Death of Margo Lane) were also drawn and colored by him and there's a noticeable improvement in quality.

Jacob Jackson
Jacob Jackson

Friendly reminder that the head goy of dynamite unfriended be everyone on facegook who said mean things about this dumpster fire and mockery of one of the best characters in pulp/radio

David Nguyen
David Nguyen

comic admits that literal Trotskyists were working for American universities in 1929
really makes you think

Eli Kelly
Eli Kelly

it's an "out of touch liberal tries to write imageboard culture and also the spicy latinx punk is a l33t hacker" episode
This series is gonna give us some top shelf cringe.

Elijah Bennett
Elijah Bennett

You don't think they captured our way of speaking? :)

Nicholas Phillips
Nicholas Phillips

You take that b-back!!

Thomas Hill
Thomas Hill

That pic is the embodiment of 8/pol/ right now….

Jacob Cooper
Jacob Cooper

Shut up cuck

Nathaniel Nelson
Nathaniel Nelson

I'm wondering where do you guys get your gear?
the black clothes and bandanna and stuff.
Are they talking about /leftypol/?

Liam Cruz
Liam Cruz

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks…

Grayson Robinson
Grayson Robinson

Preview of the new Batman/Shadow comic

Joshua Wilson
Joshua Wilson

So Shamabala is run by aliens? This is getting weird. Especially when the Shadow is involved.

Connor Allen
Connor Allen

I kind of dig it. Lure evil men to a place where they will die at the hands of people far worse than them, or become better men than they have ever been.

David King
David King

Yeah apparently they threw in some Cthulhu bullshit.

Liam Russell
Liam Russell

Trying to bring imageboards into this shit
people censoring profanity in their posts
no images
emoticons in every other post
everyone typing like some AOL chatroom faggot circa 1997
Spurrier obviously trying to set up angry latina as the new Shadow
This is going to get a lot worse before it implodes.

Jeremiah Diaz
Jeremiah Diaz

That'd be fine if it wasn't run by the old ones.

Adam Martinez
Adam Martinez

Making them look like Off-Brand Cthulhus was a big mistake. Extradimensional entities collecting and punishing evil men or converting them and sending them out to redeem themselves, though? Cool concept.

Daniel Brown
Daniel Brown

Well, here's the full issue.
I would have storytimed it on cuckchan as well but my IP was blocked AGAIN for some reason.

Nicholas Gray
Nicholas Gray

Well that was dissapointing

Jack Brown
Jack Brown

Honestly, making the Shadow as a punishment for Cranston seems lame. He comes off as a bit whiny as a result rather than a force to punish evil.

Jonathan Gutierrez
Jonathan Gutierrez

The backstory retcon that he was literally cursed by Cthulhu aliens into becoming The Shadow and that's where his powers come from and he actually really hates it, alongside the revelations that he was only training Batman as bait for the Stag and so that he could become The Shadow in his place, are so fundamentally wrong and backwards to the character that it was the nail in the coffin for me in regards to this series. I can't even begin to explain how completely and utterly wrong it is and how it spits in the face of everything The Shadow was and stood for.

I have dozens of issues with this series but the lackluster finale and the complete mischaracterization of The Shadow for the sake of Batwank are by far the biggest ones.

Lucas Jones
Lucas Jones

It tends to be now a days.

Cameron Moore
Cameron Moore

cursed by Cthulhu aliens into becoming The Shadow

Juan Campbell
Juan Campbell

So is this going to turn into Death Wish but for shitlibs?

Brody Ramirez
Brody Ramirez

Hopefully this will be better than the last Shadow crossover. Nice they reference some older pulp heroes wonder if they'll reference more.

Adam Carter
Adam Carter

I have not been on this board for at least a year. I went on with my life believing that at least my favorite radio show superhero is left untouched. Then lately, I have been feeling uneasy. Feeling frustrated for no reason and I could not understand why. I had a feeling that I had to come back to this board just to see what this board is up to and I come back to see this. Now, I understand why. Something that was sacred to me was touched by some filthy disgusting lib-tard. A hero that wasn't meant to be mainstream is being horribly mutilated and sewn back together to a hollow shell of its former self and was stuffed with shit. This…thing…has no will of its own. You can't communicate with it nor reason with it. All it can do is send an ear-piercing screech that sounded like screams of the damned and kills on command. When I look into the creature's eyes all I can see are despair and sadness. There is no saving it. It needs to go back to the depths of hell from the portal that this thing entered this realm from.

Adrian Morgan
Adrian Morgan

Nothing is sacred, I'm sorry user.

William Barnes
William Barnes

Does anyone be have rips of the old shadow pulps? I'd buy some but I down want to

Brody Lee
Brody Lee

I know we had a storytime of The Shadow: Hitlers Astrologer and The Shadow vs Grendel.

Julian Cooper
Julian Cooper

Anybody know of any good Youtube channels that cover pulps (especially if they don't restrict themselves to US ones)?
Preferably not ones going "lawl it's so bad it's good", or calling anything from pre-WW2 "steampunk", or Razorfist.

Luis Lopez
Luis Lopez

Nope

Dominic James
Dominic James

I'm working on a pastebin right now that might be of use to you.
Give me some time and I'll post it here

Luke Robinson
Luke Robinson

we are truly living in the worst timeline

Cooper Moore
Cooper Moore

At this point the Cuban missle crisis going down would have been a Mercy

Adrian Robinson
Adrian Robinson

Hello again. I'm , back with what I promised.

I present to you this pastebin with links on where to read all of the 325 existing pulps, as well as all the other novels, radio episodes, movies and comics related to The Shadow I could find.
https://pastebin.com/ig11eExG

Hope you enjoy reading them.

Aiden Myers
Aiden Myers

You're a saint. We'll have to go through all these links, compile all the PDFs, zip em up, and throw them on a filehosting site for easier distribution

Jayden Scott
Jayden Scott

A lot of those pulps are already in pdf format but I think some of the ones in there would have to be re-typed entirely.
Also, I forgot to credit it in the pastebin, but I got a lot of these links from this Tumblr blog.
http://oldschoolcrimefighters.tumblr.com/wheretofind

I made this pastebin for my Shadow storytimes on Holla Forums to make it easier for people to find the pulps but if someone could put these in a filehosting site for easier distribution it would make it easier (I don't really know how to do that at the moment)

Xavier Edwards
Xavier Edwards

Another thing that someone could do is turn the images on th comic site to PDF for non story time purposes

Thomas Morales
Thomas Morales

I think the only option is to manually download every single one of them, rename and number them, and then throw them onto a mega.nz trove or something.

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