Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Shadow: Year One #7

Matt Wagner and artist Wilfredo Torres give us an extended action sequence to start of the latest issue showcasing The Shadow's origins as the dark figure jumps from the shadows aboard his Shadowcopter-planethingy to save Margo Lane's life. Before the final page of the issue we'll not only get a shoretend history of the man who calls himself Lamont Cranston but also an explanation as to what he's doing in New York City and his connection with Dr. Zorn.

Along the way Margo and Lamont Cranston's relationship will turn romantic and we'll also get a little more of the reporter's investigation into Kent Allard who learns from a retired Colonel Clemons that Allard was a skilled spy who only took on the most dangerous of assignments.

With three issues left to finish the tale (now that the mini-series has been expanded to ten issues) the stage is finally set for the reporter to make a connection no one may believe and for The Shadow to track down Dr. Zorn and dispense some justice. Worth a look.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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