Two rare mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant" from the first and the final years of The Shadow Magazine. First, from 1931, secrets from the Dark Avenger's wartime activities behind Russian lines are revisited as The Shadow confronts "The Red Menace," a masked revolutionary whose political machinations threaten the Free World. Then, "The Black Circle" is the secret token behind society robberies directed by The Voice--the penultimate 1949 Shadow pulp novel!
Publisher Anthony Tollin added "The Secret Behind the Covers," detailing the 1931 cover by Jerome Rozen, who painted just four Shadow covers, and the 1949 cover by his more famous brother, George Rosen, who painted covers regularly from 1932-1939, again from 1941-43, then returned to the final covers for both The Shadow and Doc Savage in 1949. Also the usual informative "Interlude" by historian Will Murray.