Saturday, November 25, 2006

Gangdom's Doom - Maxwell Grant

Batman stole the Shadow's idea here, in War Games. Both times, this sort of plot ended up having a serious cost. The Shadow loses an agent at the beginning of this story, however. He is not pleased.

The Shadow decides to clean up Chicago's crime scene, moving out of New York. Masquerading as a ferocious gunman, he manipulates various mob gunment and bosses into working against each other, quite cleverly.

Harry Vincent, torture dummy, gets captured again. The extreme no-goodnik, Steve Cronin, also turns up again, working for the Chicago kingpin. Scratch one enemy of The Shadow along with one ally.

A lot more tension here, and a faster pace throughout.

4 out of 5

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