The Shadow: Year One #5

by Alan Rapp on September 14, 2013

in Comics

The Shadow: Year One #5Matt Wagner’s retelling of early days of The Shadow continue as Margo Lane begins her new role as a member of his organization (although his reluctance to use her does force the fiery Ms. Lane to set off on her own to get a better look at just what The Shadow gets up to on a nightly basis).

With the gang war still brewing, The Shadow turns his attention to an armored car heist put together by two of the families working to gather enough cash to take out the man responsible – Big Gun Massaretti who is still under the thrall of the mysterious Dr. Zorn. What they don’t realize is The Shadow has learned of their little scheme as well.

Much of the issue is set aside for conversations between Lamont and Margo about her new role. These work fine, and show us the two have feelings for each other neither is likely to share anytime soon, but the action certainly picks up with the appearance of The Shadow and the bloody gunfight on the bridge for the money inside the armored cars and some terrific laughter-filled panels by artist Wilfredo Torres. Worth a look.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

crusher September 18, 2013 at 8:38 pm

I am totally digging this comic.

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