Shadow Comics

    (Street & Smith, 1940-1949)
™ and ©1943 Street & Smith

The Shadow, created by writer Walter Gibson (a.k.a. Maxwell Grant) for Street and Smith’s pulp The Shadow Magazine in 1933, is one of the most memorable fiction characters of the 20th century. As the first costumed crimefighter, the mysterious Shadow and his agents did battle against underworld menaces throughout the 1930s and 40s in the pulps, radio, movies and comic books. Though the Shadow was a towering influence on Golden Age super-heroes including Batman, his own comic book adventures paled in comparison to his super-peers, not to mention Gibson’s bi-weekly novels or the radio show which starred a young Orson Welles. The shoddy artwork, and dumbed-down pulp stories failed to capture the most important element of the Shadow’s mystique—the overbearing atmosphere of dread and mystery. It would be another 30 years before Michael Kaluta and Dennis O’Neil finally got the character right in DC’s The Shadow comic.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  3/1/1940
  $0.10
  $2,800.00
No copies available
 Walter B. GibsonVernon Greene

#2

  4/1/1940
  $0.10
  $1,250.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Cap FuryWalter B. GibsonVernon Greene

#3

  5/1/1940
  $0.10
  $1,850.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Norgil the MagicianMaxwell Grant, Walter B. Gibson as Maxwell Grant, Horatio Alger Jr.Vernon Greene

#4

  6/1/1940
  $0.10
  $675.00
No copies available
 Walter B. GibsonVernon Greene

#5

  7/1/1940
  $0.10
  $625.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of The Talking ToadMaxwell Grant, Walter B. Gibson as Maxwell Grant, Alexandre Dumas, Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent, Paul Ernst, Milton LoweVernon Greene

#6

  8/1/1940
  $0.10
  $625.00
No copies available
 Walter B. GibsonVernon Greene

#7

  11/1/1940
  $0.10
  $650.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Hooded WaspWalter B. GibsonVernon Greene

#8

  1/1/1941
  $0.10
  $400.00
No copies available
 Walter B. Gibson, Saul Robbins, Jerry TuttleVernon Greene, Saul Robbins

#9

  3/1/1941
  $0.10
  $400.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Professor Lane; 1st appearance of Captain DeathMaxwell Grant, Walter B. Gibson as Maxwell Grant, Jack StormVernon Greene, Al Carreno

#10

  5/1/1941
  $0.10
  $400.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Dead End Kids; 1st appearance of Iron GostWalter B. Gibson, Wain Sutton, William G. BogartVernon Greene, Lafe Thomas, George Tuska

#11

  7/1/1941
  $0.10
  $400.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Danny GarrettWalter B. Gibson, Jerry Devine, Norman A. Daniels, Carl FormesVernon Greene, Lafe Thomas, George Tuska, Jack Binder

#12

  9/1/1941
  $0.10
  $850.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Spike StevensWalter B. Gibson, Carl formesVernon Greene, Lafe Thomas, Jack Binder, George Tuska, Al Carreno

#13

  10/1/1941
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
Vol. 2, #1Walter B. Gibson, Carl FormesVernon Greene, Lafe Thomas, Pete Riss

#14

  11/1/1941
  $0.10
  $1,000.00
No copies available
Vol. 2, #2Walter B. GibsonVernon Greene, Nick DeStephano

#15

  3/1/1942
  $0.10
  $950.00
No copies available
Vol. 2; 1st appearance of Supersnipe; #3Otto Binder, George Marcoux, R. Creighton BuckVernon Greene, Robert McCay, George Marcoux, Nick DeStephano

#16

  5/1/1942
  $0.10
  $430.00
No copies available
Vol. 2, #4Otto Binder, George Marcoux, Walter B. GibsonVernon Greene, Pete Riss, George Marcoux, Robert McCay, William Smith

#17

  7/1/1942
  $0.10
  $530.00
No copies available
Vol. 2, #5Otto Binder, George Marcoux, Walter B. GibsonJack Binder, George Marcoux, Robert McCay, Vernon Greene

#18

  9/1/1942
  $0.10
  $380.00
No copies available
Vol. 2, #6Walter B. Gibson, Ed GruskinJack Binder

#19

  10/1/1942
  $0.10
  $380.00
No copies available
Vol. 2, #7Walter B. GibsonVernon Greene, Jack Binder, Nick DeStefano

#20

  11/1/1942
  $0.10
  $560.00
No copies available
Vol. 2, #8Otto BinderJack Binder, Nick DeStefano

#21

  12/1/1942
  $0.10
  $380.00
No copies available
Vol. 2; 1st appearance of Beebo; #9Walter B. Gibson, ed GruskinJack Binder, Vernon Greene, Nick DeStefano

#22

  1/1/1943
  $0.10
  $380.00
No copies available
Vol. 2, #10; Preview of the story Museum Murder in Jan 1943 issue of The Shadow MagazineWalter B. Gibson, Ed Gruskin, George MarcouxJack Binder, August Froehlich, George Marcoux

#23

  2/1/1943
  $0.10
  $350.00
No copies available
Vol. 2, #11Walter B. GibsonJack Binder, August Froehlich

#24

  3/1/1943
  $0.10
  $350.00
No copies available
Vol. 2, #12Walter B. GibsonJack Binder, August Froehlich, Vernon Greene

#25

  4/1/1943
  $0.10
  $625.00
No copies available
Vol. 3, #1Walter B. GibsonVernon Greene, Jack Binder

#26

  5/1/1943
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
Vol. 3, #2Walter B. GibsonVernon Greene

#27

  6/1/1943
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
Vol. 3, #3; 1st appearance of Honey Wasp (Babe)Walter B. Gibson, Ed Gruskin, William G. BogartJack Binder

#28

  7/1/1943
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
Vol. 3, #4Walter B. Gibson, Ed Gruskin, Bruce ElliottJack Binder, Al Bare

#29

  8/1/1943
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
Vol. 3, #5Walter B. Gibson, Ed Gruskin, Bruce ElliottJack Binder, Al Bare

#30

  9/1/1943
  $0.10
  $725.00
No copies available
Vol. 3, #6Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott, Ed GruskinJack Binder, Al Bare, Jimmy Thompson

#31

  10/1/1943
  $0.10
  $650.00
No copies available
Vol. 3, #7Walter B. Gibson, Ed Gruskin, Bruce Elliott, Ned StrongJack Binder, Al Bare, Charles Cole

#32

  11/1/1943
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
Vol. 3, #8Walter B. Gibson, Bill ElliotCharles Coll, Jack Binder, Jimmy Thompson

#33

  12/1/1943
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
Vol. 3, #9Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, Al Bare, Jimmy Thompson

#34

  1/1/1944
  $0.10
  $700.00
No copies available
Vol. 3, #10Walter B. Gibson, Maxwell Grant, Ed GruskinCharles Coll, John Meditz, Charles Boland

#35

  2/1/1944
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
Vol. 3, #11Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, John Meditz

#36

  3/1/1944
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
Vol. 3, #12Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, John Meditz

#37

  4/1/1944
  $0.10
  $850.00
No copies available
Vol. 4, #1Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, John Meditz

#38

  5/1/1944
  $0.10
  $2,025.00
No copies available
Vol. 4, #2Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, Al Bare, John Meditz

#39

  6/1/1944
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
Vol. 4, #3Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, Al Bare, John Meditz

#40

  7/1/1944
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
Vol. 4, #4; Bondage CoverWalter B. GibsonCharles Coll, Al Bare, John Meditz, Charles Wessell

#41

  8/1/1944
  $0.10
  $675.00
No copies available
Vol. 4, #5Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, Al Bare

#42

  9/1/1944
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
Vol. 4, #6Walter B. GibsonAl Bare, John Meditz

#43

  10/1/1944
  $0.10
  $725.00
No copies available
Vol. 4; 1st appearance of Mr. 13 (Gary Grey); #7Walter B. GibsonAl Bare, John Meditz

#44

  11/1/1944
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
Vol. 4, #8Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, John Meditz, Thorton Fisher

#45

  12/1/1944
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
Vol. 4, #9Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, Al Bare, John Meditz, Thornton Fisher

#46

  1/1/1945
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
Vol. 4, #10Walter B. Gibson, Thorton FisherCharles Coll, Al Bare, Thorton Fisher, John Meditz

#47

  2/1/1945
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
Vol. 4, #11Walter B. Gibson, Thorton FisherCharles Coll, Al Bare, Thorton Fisher

#48

  3/1/1945
  $0.10
  $700.00
No copies available
Vol. 4, #12Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, Al Bare, John Meditz

#49

  4/1/1945
  $0.10
  $275.00
No copies available
Vol. 5; 1st appearance of Flatty Foote; #1Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, John Meditz

#50

  5/1/1945
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
Vol. 5, #2Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, Al Bare, John Meditz, Ejay

#51

  6/1/1945
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
Vol. 5; 1st appearance of Bing Dahlgren; #3Walter B. Gibson, Thorton FisherCharles Coll, Al Bare, John Meditz, Ejay, Thorton Fisher

#52

  7/1/1945
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
Vol. 5, #4Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, Al Bare, John Meditz, Ejay

#53

  8/1/1945
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
Vol. 5, #5Walter B. Gibson, Thorton FisherCharles Coll, Thorton Fisher, Ejay, Al Bare

#54

  9/1/1945
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
Vol. 5, #6Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, Al Bare, Ejay

#55

  10/1/1945
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
Vol. 5, #7Walter B. Gibson, Thorton FisherCharles Coll, Thorton Fisher, Ejay

#56

  11/1/1945
  $0.10
  $275.00
No copies available
Vol. 5, #8Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, Al Bare, Ejay

#57

  12/1/1945
  $0.10
  $350.00
No copies available
Vol. 5, #9Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, Ejay

#58

  1/1/1946
  $0.10
  $275.00
No copies available
Vol. 5, #10Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, Ejay

#59

  2/1/1946
  $0.10
  $240.00
No copies available
Vol. 5, #11Walter B. Gibson, Charles Wessell, Thorton FisherCharles Coll, Charles Wessell, Thorton Fisher

#60

  3/1/1946
  $0.10
  $275.00
No copies available
Vol. 5, #12Walter B. Gibson, Thorton Fisher, Charles WessellCharles Coll, Ejay, Thorton Fisher, Charles Wessell

#61

  4/1/1946
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 6, #1Walter B. Gibson, Thorton FisherCharles Coll, Ejay, Thorton Fisher

#62

  5/1/1946
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 6, #2Walter B. Gibson, Thorton FisherCharles Coll, Al Bare, Ejay, Thorton Fisher

#63

  6/1/1946
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 6, #3Walter B. Gibson, Thorton FisherCharles Coll, Al Bare, Ejay, Thorton Fisher

#64

  7/1/1946
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 6, #4Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, Al Bare, Ejay

#65

  8/1/1946
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 6, #5Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, Al Bare, Ejay

#66

  9/1/1946
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 6, #6Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, Ejay

#67

  10/1/1946
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 6, #7; The Shadow story; Chick Carter story; Doc Savage story; Flatty Foote story; Dangerous Ben Thompson storyCharles WessellCharles Coll, Ejay, Charles Wessell, Thornton Fisher

#68

  11/1/1946
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 6, #8Walter B. GibsonCharles Coll, Ejay

#69

  12/1/1946
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 6, #9 Charles Coll, Charles Wessell

#70

  1/1/1947
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 6, #10Thorton FisherCharles Coll, Thorton Fisher, Ejay

#71

  2/1/1947
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 6, #11Thorton FisherCharles Coll, Thorton Fisher, Ejay

#72

  3/1/1947
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 6, #12Thorton FisherBob Powell, Thorton Fisher, Ejay

#73

  4/1/1947
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 7, #1Bob PowellCharles Coll, Bob Powell, Ejay

#74

  5/1/1947
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 7; 1st appearance of Parson Pete; #2Bruce ElliottCharles Coll, Jimmy Thompson, Bob Powell

#75

  6/1/1947
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 7, #3; Bondage CoverBob Powell, Bruce Elliott, Thorton FisherBob Powell, Ejay, Thorton Fisher

#76

  7/1/1947
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 7, #4Bob Powell, Bruce ElliottBob Powell

#77

  8/1/1947
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 7, #5 Charles Coll, Ejay

#78

  9/1/1947
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 7, #6Al Klein, Bob PowellBob Powell, Ray Evans, Charles Coll

#79

  10/1/1947
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 7, #7 Charles Coll

#80

  11/1/1947
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 7, #8  

#81

  12/1/1947
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 7, #9  

#82

  1/1/1948
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 7, #10  

#83

  2/1/1948
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 7, #11Joe Bates SmithBob Powell

#84

  3/1/1948
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
Vol. 7, #12Frank KaneBob Powell

#85

  4/1/1948
  $0.10
  $400.00
No copies available
Vol. 8, #1Lawrence CrowleyBob Powell

#86

  5/1/1948
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
Vol. 8, #2Joe Bates SmithBob Powell

#87

  6/1/1948
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
Vol. 8, #3Joe Bates SmithBob Powell

#88

  7/1/1948
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
Vol. 8, #4  

#89

  8/1/1948
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
Vol. 8, #5Hector ChevigneyBob Powell

#90

  9/1/1948
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
Vol. 8, #6  

#91

  10/1/1948
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
Vol. 8, #7Stedman ColesBob Powell

#92

  11/1/1948
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
Vol. 8, #8Peter BarryBob Powell

#93

  12/1/1948
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
Vol. 8, #9  

#94

  1/1/1949
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
Vol. 8, #10  

#95

  2/1/1949
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
Vol. 8, #11  

#96

  3/1/1949
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
Vol. 8, #12Maxwell GrantBob Powell

#97

  4/1/1949
  $0.10
  $200.00
No copies available
Vol. 9, #1Maxwell GrantBob Powell

#98

  5/1/1949
  $0.10
  $420.00
No copies available
Vol. 9, #2  

#99

  6/1/1949
  $0.10
  $200.00
No copies available
Vol. 9, #3  

#100

  7/1/1949
  $0.10
  $200.00
No copies available
Vol. 9, #4Maxwell GrantBob Powell, Dick Rockwell
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