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Quote1.png Burke, I have paid you well because I wanted intelligent cooperation. You have done your part. This is only the second time that you have met me. I want your honest opinion. Do you trust me? Would you work for me, faithfully, without question? Keeping all our dealings confidential. Then I can tell you my real purpose in setting you up in business. Burke, I am a criminologist. I have my own way of dealing with crime. Those who work for me must always obey me implicitly -- even though they may not understand my motives. Even though they may face danger! Quote2.png
--The Shadow

Appearing in "The Death Tower"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • The Shadow's Agents:


  • Doctor Albert Palermo (dies)
  • Hassan (Palermo's servant; dies)
  • Thelda Blanchet
  • Detective Stanley Warwick
  • Gunner Macklin (dies)
  • Artie Feldmann (a Chicago gangster)
  • Harry Boutonne (a Chicago gangster)
  • Bull Goldman
  • Carver Brill
  • Louie Seligman (a safe-cracker)
  • The Silent Seven (mentioned only)

Other Characters:

  • Detective Steve Lang
  • Jerry Haggerty
  • Horace Chatham (dies)
  • Roger Crowthers (dies)
  • Lloyd Harriman (dies)
  • Seth Wilkinson (dies)


  • New York City


  • Chong (bronze statue)


Synopsis for "The Death Tower"

  • Synopsis not yet written.


  • The sinister hooded man on the cover is an illustration of the radio Shadow, and was painted from a publicity still of James LaCurto.[1] LaCurto is credit as being the first voice of The Shadow, when he was only a narrator for "Detective Story Hour." The same cover is used again on issue 9.
  • "The Silent Seven" and "The Faithful Fifty" are briefly mentioned in this story. They are the main villains next issue.


  • No trivia.

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Recommended Reading

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