|The Laughing Corpse|
March 10, 1940
Murderer's Vanity (Radio Show)
Two scientists are killed by a poison that induces laughter before death. The Shadow must solve who is behind the demented revenge plot and how is the poison being administered.
- Dr. Vietor (chemist; dies)
- Dr. Destroff (dies)
- Dr. Lorrenze (dies)
Notes and References
- Perhaps Batman's villain The Joker is inspired by this episode. It should be noted that The Joker made his comic book debut in the spring of 1940, only a few months after this show aired.
- Sidney Slon's radio script is reprinted in The Shadow Double-Novel Reprint #19 and The Shadow Special: Foreshadowing The Batman.
- Artist Francesco Francavilla illustrated this story in The Shadow #100.