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Quote1.png Why did you disobey the rules? You know the rules. Every bank in the city received a copy of them after that first robbery with the fear-ray machine. You were under strict orders not to admit any depositor to the bank who carried a suitcase, a box, or a parcel of any kind larger than six inches square. Why did you break that rule? Quote2.png
--Joe Cardona

Appearing in "The Green Terror"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • The Shadow's Agents:


  • Big Bill Bokin (a crooked politician; captured)
  • Daniel French (captured)
  • Arthur Crosby (a criminal lawyer; captured)
  • Gaylord (a banker and a jewelry shop owner; dies)
  • Slasher Doyle (dies)
  • Hilbert (inventor of the fear-ray and a bank thief; dies)
  • Morello (a mobster; dies)

Other Characters:


  • New York City
  • The Coastal Bank
  • La Guardia Field
  • Metropolis Jewelry Co.
  • The Shadow's Sanctum
  • New Jersey


  • A fear-ray machine


Synopsis for "The Green Terror"

Four vicious men run an insurance racket -- an insurance of crime! An inventor who is developing a fear-ray as a war invention, is persuaded by one of the racketeers to turn the ray to crime, and to kill off his other three partners.



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See Also

Recommended Reading

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