Shadow (2013 mini-series) #1-10 [SET] — Year One (All Variant "B" Covers)

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The Shadow has enjoyed nearly a century of enduring popularity as the first and greatest hero from the golden age of pulp magazines.

Here, for the first time, is unveiled the origin story of how the Master of Men returned to America following his many adventures abroad in the aftermath of World War I.

How did Lamont Cranston launch his legendary crusade against crime, assemble his vast network of covert operatives, and meet his lover and companion, Margo Lane?

A treat for longtime Shadow fans and a perfect introduction to the character for a whole new generation of readers.

Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men?

The Shadow Knows!

 

 

Collecting the ten-issue mini-series, All Variant "B" covers.

 

 

The Shadow: Year One (2013 mini-series) #1 (of 10) (Variant "B" Cover - Alex Ross)
By Matt Wagner & Wilfredo Torres.
THE SHADOW is a character that has lasted through decades on the pages of pulp magazines, over the radio airwaves, thru the silver screen, and in the panels of comic books. Shrouded in mystery, his origins have been explored and hinted at over the years...but never fully revealed. Much is known of Kent Allard/Lamont Cranston's years spent in the Orient and Central America-wherein he gains his powers and purpose...but not how he first developed his persona as the Master of Darkness. Eisner Award-winning author, Matt Wagner is joined by artist Wilfredo Torres in an exhilarating 10-issue limited series that will explore the dynamic events that first drew Cranston back to the States, how he first met his companion and lover, Margo Lane, how he began to assemble his vast network of agents and how he first adopted the famous black hat and cloak as his alter-ego's disguise-all secrets that, up until now...only The Shadow knew!
The Shadow: Year One (2013 mini-series) #2 (of 10) (Variant "B" Cover - Alex Ross)
By Matt Wagner & Wilfredo Torres.
The Shadow saves Margo Lane for the first time as two thugs try to throw her off the roof of the Cobalt Club. "Big Gun" Massaretti begins a gangland war under the mesmerizing control of a mysterious presence. And, The Shadow sets up the initial version of his hidden Sanctum.
The Shadow: Year One (2013 mini-series) #3 (of 10) (Variant "B" Cover - Alex Ross)
By Matt Wagner & Wilfredo Torres.
Bear witness to the first time that The Shadow ever donned his costume in action! When mobsters meet in secret at a meatpacking warehouse, they become the unfortunate first criminals to see the Master of Men's unsettling form. Will any survive the ensuing carnage to warn their master? Plus, Margo Lane and the debut of The Shadow's ultimate nemesis!
The Shadow: Year One (2013 mini-series) #4 (of 10) (Variant "B" Cover - Alex Ross)
By Matt Wagner & Wilfredo Torres.
After confronting the mysterious man who is apparently posing as Lamont Cranston, Margo Lane finds herself drawn into a world of violent intrigue as an agent of The Shadow! Carnage escalates in the mob war begun by Big Gun Massaretti but secretly orchestrated by the grotesque figure known only as Dr. Zorn! Meanwhile, The Shadow begins to recruit what will become his famous network of operatives. Eisner Award winning writer, Matt Wagner continues this pulp masterpiece that for the first time reveals the fledgling adventures of one of pop culture's greatest iconic heroes! Joined by artist Wilfredo Torres and Wagner's own son on color detail, this hit series excitingly explores what evil lurks in the hearts of men!
The Shadow: Year One (2013 mini-series) #5 (of 10) (Variant "B" Cover - Alex Ross)
By Matt Wagner & Wilfredo Torres.
As The Shadow continues to pursue his crusade against crime, Margo Lane struggles to figure where she fits in to Lamont Cranston's dark and mysterious world. Their fortunes disrupted by Big Gun Massaretti's senseless gang war, the other NYC mob bosses seek a big score in the commission of a daring heist. Meanwhile, the intrepid reporter continues his relentless search, inching closer and closer to uncovering The Shadow's secrets. Eisner Award-winning author Matt Wagner continues his thrilling exploration of The Shadow's original adventures as the iconic Master of Darkness, with stunning and evocative art by Wilfredo Torres and colors by Brennan Wagner.
The Shadow: Year One (2013 mini-series) #6 (of 10) (Variant "B" Cover - Alex Ross)
By Matt Wagner & Wilfredo Torres.
In the aftermath of a daring armored-car hijacking, Police Inspector Cardona first hears rumors of a mysterious, black clad vigilante whose merciless vendetta is accompanied by a spine-chilling laugh. Despite his most ferocious attempts, The Shadow is frustrated by his continual inability to locate mob boss, Big Gun Massaretti. Equally aggravated by his arrogant inability to value her input, The Shadow's fledgling agent, Margo Lane, endeavors to locate her former paramour on her own. This hit series continues, for the first time ever, to unveil The Shadow's deepest secrets as imagined by Eisner Award-winning author, Matt Wagner.
The Shadow: Year One (2013 mini-series) #7 (of 10) (Variant "B" Cover - Alex Ross)
By Matt Wagner & Wilfredo Torres.
Margo's solo attempt to locate Big Gun Massaretti lands her in the hands of her crazed ex-lover. Danger looms high above the streets of old New York as The Shadow attempts his most daring rescue ever! Meanwhile, an intrepid reporter inches ever closer to uncovering The Shadow's guarded secrets...
The Shadow: Year One (2013 mini-series) #8 (of 10) (Variant "B" Cover - Alex Ross)
By Matt Wagner & Wilfredo Torres.
In the aftermath of his sky-scraping battle with Big Gun Massaretti, Lamont Cranston hunts for the psychic super-villain who was puppet master to the belligerent mobster, the grotesque and mysterious Dr. Zorn. His pursuit takes him to all corners of the Big Apple, even as the NYPD are just beginning to hear reports of the dark-clad vigilante known only as The Shadow! Eisner Award winner Matt Wagner and artists Wildredo Torres and Brennan Wagner bring the classic pulp hero's fledgling adventures to life in this blazing hot ten-issue series.
The Shadow: Year One (2013 mini-series) #9 (of 10) (Variant "B" Cover - Alex Ross)
By Matt Wagner & Wilfredo Torres.
In pursuit of his enemy, The Shadow and Margo Lane must uncover the mysterious secrets of Chinatown, an area of the city that seems suddenly cloaked in a miasma of dread. As the intrepid Reporter inches ever closer to discovering The Shadow's own secrets, the black-cloaked Master of Darkness finally comes face-to-face with his long-time nemesis-Dr. Zorn! Eisner Award-winning writer Matt Wagner and artists Wilfredo Torres and Brennan Wagner bring this exciting expose of The Shadow's first adventures closer and closer to its thrilling conclusion.
The Shadow: Year One (2013 mini-series) #10 (of 10) (Variant "B" Cover - Alex Ross)
By Matt Wagner & Wilfredo Torres.
SPECIAL EXTRA-SIZED FINALE ISSUE!!! 30 pages of story and art! Join Eisner Award-winning artist Matt Wagner and the art team of Wilfredo Torres and Brennan Wagner for the pulse-pounding conclusion to this landmark series. Excitement fills the night as The Shadow finally faces off with his long-time nemesis, Dr. Zorn, a psychic villain whose powers and training rival those of the Night Master himself! Will Lamont Cranston's dark-cloaked alter-ego find the strength to defeat the vile and consumptive Zorn? Will Margo Lane fall to the flying bullets and psychic traps of The Shadow's enemy? And will the Reporter finally manage to unmask the mystery behind New York's crusader for justice? New readers and longtime Shadows fans alike will thrill as all is finally revealed as The Shadow's fledgling adventures against crime draw to a close…and his longtime crusade truly begins!