The pulp hero the Shadow originally appeared in a radio series, as well as a series of novels and since then has appeared in a number of other media.
Novels and ProseEdit
Though the Shadow initially appeared in radio, he was also the lead character in a long-running series of pulp novels. They were released twice a month between 1931 and 1942, then monthly until 1948, then quarterly for one more year. The film was written by many writers using the name Maxwell Grant, who claim that the stories were "from the Shadow's private annals as told to" them.