Comic Book Reviews - The Shadow #3 Review
Category: Comic Book Reviews
Writer: Garth Ennis
The story opens with the bad guys handling an issue with deadly precision. They’re in the spotlight for the first couple of pages as they make their next move concerning their grand schemes. The scene switches to our hero Cranston also known as the Shadow who along with his backup of agents as they too make their next move.
Meanwhile, the Kondo meets with his ace in the hole-the revolting Buffalo Wong-who reveals that he is no idiot and has taken certain precautions for the various nations who are fighting and itching to get their hands on an advanced weapon that the Japanese have created. Flash forward to the evening where Cranston and his colleague Miss Margo Lane, are having dinner at the well known club the White Tiger where they discuss Lane’s misgivings for having burned alive a Nazi woman from the last issue. They continue to wait for the right moment to strike while unbeknownst to them things are not all as the appear to be.
All appears to be going to plan as Cranston has Lane leave as he leads the local cops to his trap. As the police search for Cranston who has given them the slip, out from behind a poster emerges The Shadow guns blazing! After shooting his way through the cops and then a small Nazi regime, he accepts that the bad guys have won, this time, as they have escaped on a boat with the smelly Buffalo.
This storyline is amazing with Ennis’ writing and the action driven art by Campbell. The feel of adventure, suspense, and the awesome cliffhangers make for an excellent read. Pick up the next issue of The Shadow because you want to know what evil lurks in the hearts of men and how The Shadow deals with it.1930's, Aaron Campbell, Dynamite Entertainment, Garth Ennis, pulp comic, The Shadow