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The Sinister Shadow
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Author Will Murray
Illustrator Joe DeVito
Publication date 2015
Published by Altus Press
Publication Order
Preceded by
God of the Naked Unicorn
Followed by
Empire of Doom

Synopsis for The Sinister Shadow[]

1933: When millionaire Lamont Cranston and attorney Ham Brooks are kidnapped by gunmen driving a black hearse, it spells trouble for Doc Savage. Trouble with compound interest when Cranston’s personal lawyer is mysteriously murdered before he can consult with celebrated criminologist George Clarendon—who is secretly The Shadow!

These strange events put the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger on a collision course that threatens to expose the deepest secrets of both supermen. The conflict intensifies when underworld figure Cliff Marsland is captured and shipped off to Doc’s secret Crime College!

Will these legendary crimefighters join forces—or will the diabolical Funeral Director have the last laugh on Doc Savage and The Shadow?

Characters in The Sinister Shadow[]

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • The Shadow's Agents:
    • Cliff Marsland
    • Harry Vincent
    • Clyde Burke
    • Burbank
  • Doc Savage's Associates:
    • Ham Brooks (Brigadier General Theodore Marley Brooks)
    • Monk Mayfair (Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Blodgett Mayfair)
    • Long Tom (Major Thomas J. Roberts)

Other Characters:

  • Commissioner Ralph Weston
  • Detective Joe Cardona
  • Spotter
  • Lamont Cranston
  • Weltha Cranston (Lamont's niece)






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A Wold Newton Universe Story
This story is specifically related to the Wold Newton Universe, a fictional concept which was first introduced by Philip Jose Farmer. He was one of the first author's to crossover a variety of pulp and literary characters by placing them in the same universe and sharing adventures together. This template will automatically categorize the stories featuring The Shadow which are told in the "Wold Newton Universe."