- I've been thinking over what you told me, It's given me a new definition of sport, though I always did argue that it wasn't the kill that counted. Hunting big game seems small compared to tracking down criminals. I seem to have moved in on this hunt, so I feel entitled to see it through. Whenever you sight the other Hydra Heads, give me a tallyho.
Appearing in "The Hydra"
- The Shadow's Agents:
- Dustin Bardell (dies)
- Willard Mance (dies)
- Charles Medor (dies)
- Lloyd Casler
- Hart Ribold (dies)
- Ira Ilchester (dies)
- Hubert Luhrig (dies)
- Kirthle (Glencoe's chauffeur; dies)
- Selbert (Glencoe's secretary; dies)
- Commissioner Weston
- Inspector Joe Cardona
- Dr. Rupert Sayre
- Lamont Cranston
- Stanley, the chauffeur
- Richards, the butler (for the real Lamont Cranston) (final appearance)
- James Aldan (a banker)
- Judge Kerland
- Edmund Glencoe (dies)
- New York City
- New Jersey
- Cranston's Mansion
- "Devil's Whisper" (explosive paste)
- Blue Spot Cab Co.
Synopsis for "The Hydra"
The original Hydra was a beast that grew two new heads for each one that was cut off. The Shadow faced its counterpart - a master villain who called himself the Hydra.
- Sanctum Books reprinted "The Hydra" in The Shadow Double-Novel Reprint #4.
- The story was also reprinted as a simplified comic book plot in Shadow Comics #46 as "The Shadow Conquers the Hydra."
- Lamont Cranston kills Willard Mance, Hydra head No. 4, with an elephant gun.
- Dr. Rupert Sayre becomes aware that there are two Lamont Cranstons.
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