The Shadow: Year One #3

by Alan Rapp on June 4, 2013

in Comics

The Shadow Year One #3The Shadow: Year One continues as the vigilante’s war on crime heats up, Margo Lane confronts the man posing to be Lamont Cranston, and we learn that The Shadow isn’t the only one with the ability to cloud men’s minds who is working behind-the-scenes to use the gang war to his advantage.

Of the various developments in The Shadow Year One #3 the most important is Margo learning her suspicions about Lamont are true and finding herself caught up in a world the former call girl was ill-prepared for. Writer Matt Wagner uses The Shadow’s recent saving of another new minion in his network to reinforce the fact that The Shadow is now responsible for Margo as well.

I had been assuming up until this point that he mysterious voice pushing the rival gangs into battle was that of The Shadow. This issue reveals the identity of a new villain, Dr. Zorn, whose abilities are eerily similar to our hero (although his methods are quite different). Worth a look.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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