The Shadow

Our all-time favorite pulp hero! As kids, we used to listen to cassette tapes of the old Shadow radio drama voiced by Orson Welles. They were decades old but still had a mesmerizing effect. And the Shadow comics by Michael William Kaluta and Howard Chaykin were big inspirations to us. (Pity about the 1994 film.) Say it together, now: "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows..." [insert creepy laughter]

First, the colored version (click the images for a larger view):

Shadow colored

And now, perhaps more fittingly, the black-and-white:

Shadow B&W