The Shadow - Brian Allen


Next month marks the 90th anniversary of the release of the very first Shadow novel, entitled, “The Living Shadow.”  Written by Walter Gibson, under the pen name of Maxwell Grant, this classic Shadow story, released in April of 1931, is the first entry to a legendary series of books that would run for over 300 more novels in the course of a 16 year run. 

“The Living Shadow.”  Written by Walter Gibson, under the pen name of Maxwell Grant in April 1931.

The Shadow would earn his reputation as the original dark avenger in multiple media in print, radio, and screen. 

To celebrate The Shadow’s 90th anniversary, The Shadow Shop has commissioned renowned artist Brian Allen, creator of the famous Gritty Philadelphia Flyers mascot, to produce a limited edition nine-color special print process lithograph. Limited quantities of the poster are available here. Extremely limited special collectors variants will be available in April.

Detail from The Shadow Limited Edition Brian Allen screen printed poster
Detail of the limited edition screen printed poster featuring The Shadow – artwork by Brian Allen at Fly Land Design. Each poster is numbered out of an edition of 150 posters.

Allen, commented from his studio, “I’ve been a huge fan of The Shadow in comics and print so it was a great opportunity for me to recreate the character in a classic New York skyline setting.”  

Check back in to the Shadow Shop often this month for other special promotions on official Shadow merchandise when we kick off the 90th Anniversary of the creation of The Shadow.  

The Shadow lives! 

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