Who knows what secrets lurk in the hearts of men?
Lamont Cranston–The Shadow.
Dynamite Comics delved into its recent series that have incorporated the popular pulp character The Shadow and compiled select images into a hardcover edition to be published later this year. The Dynamite Art of The Shadow will feature 320 images from the past four years from Dynamite works featuring the character. Dynamite is also releasing the trade paperback edition of one if its titles featuring The Shadow tomorrow, The Shadow: The Last Illusion. We have previews of both for you below, after the break.
Key artists you’ll find in The Dynamite Art of The Shadow include Alex Ross (his cover is pictured above), and pictured below, the works of Francesco Francavilla, Howard Chaykin, Alex Ross, Matt Wagner, Darwyn Cooke, and John Cassaday, among dozens of other artists.
A foreword will be provided by noted Batman movies producer Michael Uslan. “If you go with the radio version, he was invisible and had the power to cloud men’s minds,” said Uslan in his foreword. “If you prefer the pulp version, he mastered the art of stealth in the shadows. Either way, what a challenge to artists to attempt to bring this character to life in a visual medium like comic books! But without a Shadow of a doubt, the deed was done and the coup was pulled off by generation after generation of artists from the 1930’s to today, building a legend of contemporary mythology in the process and making The Shadow one of the most widely known characters in pop culture history. With a line-up of interior Shadow stories by top, cutting-edge graphic storytellers, Dynamite was able to hit home run after home run with its choice of cover artists, ranging from the top painters to top traditional comic book artists to top cartoonists.”
The Shadow: The Last Illusion features a story by Cullen Bunn with art by Giovanni Timpano. Here is a preview of tomorrow’s release, The Shadow: The Last Illusion:
Pre-order your copy of The Dynamite Art of The Shadow here at Amazon.com. It has a release date of August 31, 2016. Get your copy of The Shadow: The Last Illusion at your local comic book shop or here at Amazon.com.