Detective Comics #31

By Jacobus Dixon

It’s late 1939, we’re coming out of the Great Depression, World War II has started everywhere except the U.S., Gone with the Wind is the motion picture everyone’s talking about, the New York World’s Fair has opened, and Superman is dominating comic book magazine sales. A close second of course, was Batman (originally Bat-Man, but I guess National Comics figured the hyphen cut in on the name’s appeal). Unlike Superman, Batman was not super-powered and relied on his athletic abilities, gadgets, spooky appearance, and sheer determination to get him out of a jam.  But he wasn’t the only popular character to have these traits.

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HCShadow

       Liz here! I was lucky enough to get a chance to ask writer/artist Howard Chaykin some questions about his return to The Shadow for the first time in almost 30 years, with Dynamite Entertainment’s The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow #1 released May 7, New York City, and who would win in a fight; The Shadow or Batman. Keep reading to hear what Howard has to say!