Dynamite Entertainment has announced a new hardcover collection that will gather the covers from its run of The Shadow.
Michael Uslan, the bestselling author of The Boy Who Loved Batman and Archie Marries, provides the foreword to the compendium. From his foreword, he writes, “If you go with the radio version, he was invisible and had the power to cloud men’s minds. 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,” adds Uslan. “The Shadow is mysterious. His artists are brilliant. And the Shadow art is… Dynamite!”
The Dynamite Art of The Shadow features 320 covers and arrives in stores on August 31st.