Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Shadow #21

The Shadow's search for Bai Hu leads the vigilante to the Himalayas in search of a former acquaintance, a Chinese military officer who, like The Shadow, once served as a warlord dealing out death and destruction. Remembering all too well what the vigilante was capable of when he knew him as Ying Ko, Jin Fulin eagerly answers the questions posed.

Although he does not find the man he seeks, The Shadow's journey is far from a failure as he dispenses justice on both his old friend and a washer woman whose particular method of revenge (soaking the soldiers uniforms in a special chemical that will burst into flames after too much exposure to sunlight) is both chilling and brutal.

Once again the storyline touches on a piece of The Shadow's past without revealing too much of the man he once was, other than the fact that he lived many lives in several different countries before learning the secret to cloud men's minds and deciding to make New York City his home. Worth a look.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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