The Shadow: Midnight In Moscow #1

The Shadow: Midnight In Moscow #1

Writer: Howard Chaykin Artist: Howard Chaykin Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 28, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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New Year's, 1950--The end of a tumultuous decade... and Lamont Cranston, the man the world and the underworld know all too well as The Shadow, has had enough. It's time for the mysterious nemesis of crime to hang up his cloak, his slouch hat, and his twin .45s, and retire from public life... But despite this momentous decision, Margo Laine and the rest of The Shadow's agents fear that mankind, teetering on the brink of nuclear armageddon, may not be quite ready to be bereft of the dark avenger.

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 2, 2014

    Post war intrigue on two continents draws the Shadow's attention at the worst possible time. A classic in the making. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III May 28, 2014

    It's an amazing time to be a Chaykin fan. With Satellite Sam hitting stands monthly, the release of his fabulously filthy Black Kiss II and the original graphic novel Century West last year, this is the first time in a long while that the name Chaykin has been seen on shelves on a regular basis. With The Shadow: Blood and Judgment, Howard Chaykin made his name in comics and then went on to revolutionize the medium in ways that no one could have possibly predicted. Now with The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow #1 Chaykin returns to the character that made his career in grand style, displaying that underneath the icon, there is still just an artist who wants to tell an entertaining story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jun 2, 2014

    The players and points of conflict are introduced slowly in this issue as we see the beginnings of what will ultimately be the threat that causes to the Shadow to come back from retirement. Did we think for a second he'd stay retired? Fairly common plot device, but I'll gladly work with it as illustrated by Chaykin. There are some gorgeous pages in this issue and it's a must-read for Chaykin fans. Even people standing around at a cocktail party, as drawn by Chaykin is a symphony for my eyes. As a stand-alone Shadow story, the 1st issue drags a bit, but I'm sure this will read perfectly fine when collected into a trade paperback after the mini-series conclusion. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 20, 2014

    The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow #1 is a promising start that might not raise the bar for the pulp genre, but succeeds in yielding enough material to warrant a look by even the most discerning fanboy or fangirl. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Project-Nerd - Anne Aug 20, 2015

    I'd probably recommend The Shadow to anyone who's a fan of 1950s-era detective or espionage stories, though I can't say it was necessarily my cup of tea. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 7, 2014

    Presenting a future where The Shadow's work in New York has done little to stop the flow of crime, and even force Cranston to consider retirement, the first issue is a bit depressing while weaving into the blackmail of a London scientist who I'd expect we'll see tied to the shrink-ray in the next issue. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Joe Tower May 27, 2014

    So here's the thing: Blood & Judgement was fresh, and vaguely familiar. It was like dj vu. It seemed, perhaps, seminal. It crackled with a mid-century noir flame; the same buzz as those old radio plays. Don't get me wrong, Midnight In Moscow is good, but not quite dj vu. This is more like a memory: fading, but a little too familiar to be exciting. In fact, it seems so familiar, this time it's almost boring. Read Full Review

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