Sunday, September 30, 2007

"Silent Avenger" (Mar 13, 1938)

Silent Avenger
After the outdoor/country and exotic tones of the last two episodes, we are back in the cement jungle made of crowded streets, high buildings, and perfect shooting sites for a... sniper!!! When a convict is sentenced to the deathrow, he asks to his brother - a shell-shocked war sniper - to avenge him by killing the people who are responsible for his execution. Bodies start to fall under the precise shots of the sniper. Can the Shadow stop him before the killer accomplishes his deathly list?.
The Shadow
Shell-shocked war veterans who turn in killer has been the subject for many "recent" famous movies (Taxi Driver comes to mind) and have been, sadly, also on the real news not too long ago. So it's interesting to see that it was a subject for stories also back in the '30s.
Enjoy the show and have a great (pulp) Sunday!


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John Rauch said...

I don't know how you do what you do, but I love that you do it.

Francesco Francavilla said...

Hi John,
Thank you so much for the feedback: to know you guys are enjoying this give me more reasons to keep it going :)


Frogze said...

I love to see you added new pictures for each episode and they're terrific! I especially love the shooter's one, brilliant framing and drawing, the pulp rendering turns it into a pure gem!

Francesco Francavilla said...

Ciao Emil,

you are way too kind, but grazie mille per i complimenti :D