“The Case of the Chemical Syndicate,” the first story that Batman appeared in back in 1939, was largely based on a “Partners of Peril,” a Shadow pulp written by Theodore Tinsley in 1936. Though Batman’s adventures would go to on eclipse the Shadow’s fame, the Shadow’s ethos has shaped Batman’s identity and a new …
Pulp heroes, like the Shadow, were one of the biggest influences on Bill Kane and Bob Finger when they first came up with Batman over 75 years ago. And now, out of the blue, the Dark Knight is teaming up with the legendary detective for a new crossover series.
Over a decade into the 21st Century, our imaginations are captivated by creations of the 19th and 20th. Sherlock Holmes rules television and movies. We're eagerly awaiting new movies about James Bond, Captain Kirk, Superman, Batman and Spider-Man. Where are the 21st Century mass-media heroes and villains? Why isn't…
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Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of studio execs? Sony let the movie rights lapse on Sam Raimi's dream pulp project The Shadow. Undaunted, Raimi's shopping around the rights to other studios, and possibly recruiting a Twilight director.
This is what Sam Raimi left Spider-Man for? Granted, it's hard for us to look at any fedora-wearing night stalker-type and not think "Frank Miller's Spirit, kill it with fire!" Then again, Alec Baldwin's 90's Shadow movie wasn't much better.