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Highly Recommended. By Will Murray. Perhaps the most qualified writer on the Shadow, Murray wrote the “Interludes” for all 161 pulp reprints of The Shadow, plus original novels. Articles and interviews begin with The Shadow’s origins as a nebulous radio personality to becoming one of the most recognizable and popular pulp heres of all time. Rare interviews with Walter B. Gibson, Theodore Tinsley, John L. Nanovic, Graves Gladney and Edd Cartier. Odyssey, 2021.

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Perhaps the most qualified writer on the Shadow, Murray wrote the “Interludes” for all 161 pulp reprints of The Shadow, plus original novels. Articles and interviews begin with The Shadow’s origins as a nebulous radio personality to becoming one of the most recognizable and popular pulp heres of all time. Rare interviews with Walter B. Gibson, Theodore Tinsley, John L. Nanovic, Graves Gladney and Edd Cartier.

The front cover is a specially commissioned painting by Joe DeVito. Inside art includes full page illustrations by Frank Hamilton,  contemporary artist Colton Worley (who did the bonus painting on the hardcover edition), an original illustration by Ed Cartier, photos of many of the radio show actors and other people associated with The Shadow like Walter Gibson, editor John Nanovic, and author Tinsley, advertisements like Blue Cole posters and much more.

Mater of Mystery: The Rise of The Shadow explores the character’s emergence as an enduring legend still relevant in the 21st Century.

In this definitive collection, popular culture historian and novelist Will Murray presents his most compelling investigations into the Dark Avenger and the creators who developed him.

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