SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL ANNUAL VOL 01 CRIME CRYPT
(W) Maxwell Grant & Various (A) Tom Lovell, Earl Mayan (CA) George Rozen, Graves Gladney
The Knight of Darkness crushes supercrime in thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley! First, concealed within an ancient mummy case, The Shadow smuggles himself into a criminal mastermind's 'Crime Crypt' using the same gimmick that Doctor Doom reprises in the 1950 Batman story, '1,001 Trophies of the Batcave.' Then, The Shadow battles 'The Green Terror,' a criminal whose use of scientifically induced fear preceded the Scarecrow's infamous modus operandi. Finally, in a classic radio script that foreshadowed Batman's landmark Ra's Al Ghul saga, Lamont Cranston dies so that The Shadow can go undercover to battle a super-villain who has discovered his secret identity in 'Can the Dead Talk?'