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The Shadow Volume 2: Revolution

(The Shadow Dynamite Comics #2)

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  109 ratings  ·  18 reviews
The Shadow has always known what evil lurks in the hearts of men... until now! When his mystic powers fail, the original masked crime-fighter travels the globe alongside his sidekick, WWI ace pilot Miles Crofton, on a bloody search for answers. From Nepal, where the Shadow's efforts to reconnect with his spiritual masters leads to a confrontation with opium smugglers, they ...more
Trade Paperback, 156 pages
Published July 9th 2013 by Dynamite Entertainment
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Jul 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, hoopla
I was very disappointed to see Garth Ennis did not continue his run. Victor Gischler comes on board and somehow confuses The Shadow with James Bond. The Shadow is now traveling the world, righting wrongs and bedding women every chance he can get. In the main story, he heads to Spain during the Spanish Civil War and uncovers a plot to overthrow both sides complete with Bond villain, El Rey, and hench(wo)man, Black Sparrow. The stories aren't bad, they just seem out of character for a street level ...more
May 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
To much of an attempt to "humanize" the Shadow for my tastes.

It's OK when you have Cranston be the playboy millionaire with an attitude, but, for me, the Shadow should remain a mystery even to the readers. This set of stories attempts to show a more "down to earth" Shadow, even having him quip a few jokes and admit a few fallacies.

Nope, that's not the Shadow I know.
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Too much interior (and exterior) monologue. Too much dialogue not appropriate to the time in which this is set. Too much slang. More Gibson needed, less Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane. Some of the art fantastic.
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Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
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This trade paperback graphic novel features the collection of comics 7-12 as well as several cover variations.

The story arc follows the historical events behind the 1930s Spanish Civil War. In it, Cranston trails a fringe group playing both sides of the war: taking arms from both the nationalists and the republicans in order to fund their own coup - a royalist one. Led by El Rey, a masked man with supposed royal blood
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy the publisher Dynamite Entertainment publishing comics of this pulp hero known as “The Shadow.” The Shadow was a character that was big in the 1930s who was a radio show character. I’m glad our generation get to enjoy the Shadow in this new comic book form! This is volume two of the series and it collects issues 7 through 12. Like volume one I enjoyed volume two as well.
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Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
This was nowhere near as good as volume one. The Shadow was a frightening, mysterious character there. Here, he just comes across as a generic vigilante.
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, fiction
This was better than volume one, but the dialogue nearly killed it for me. I just don't hear the Shadow saying thins like "that guy", "the stuff he told me", or, God help me, "my bad".
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
The art was nice with the covers being particularly stunning. The story of globe trotting and getting involved with the Spanish civil war seemed a tad out of place but was fun enough.
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Not mind blowingly great but still goodgood fun in the vein of pulpy noir.
Ashe Catlin
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Vast improvement over the first volume, this actually gives the Shadow a little weakness. It's like Superman, he's super strong but he can't be everywhere at once.

Someone is profiting for war and the Shadow isn't about to sit on the sidelines. It's a shame that the cover spoiler an antagonist, as they aren't introduced that was so it could have been a very clever surprise. Never understood why marketing do that, there are lots good covers including variants that they could have chosen.
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
It's a shadow book. It's not bad, it's not great.
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Since discovering The Shadow through cassette tapes back in the '70's, I've considered myself a moderate Shadow fan.  I bought some of the old pulps to read more, and really enjoyed that dark, but positive atmosphere of this do-gooder. The art in this graphic novel captures the tone of those old Shadow stories quite well.

This book is mostly set in the 1930s, during the Spanish Civil War.  Lamont Cranston (aka The Shadow) poses as a potential funder of arms to the various powers-that-be, but The
Wayne McCoy
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
The Shadow has the ability to cloud men's minds and control them, but when he meets a man he can't read, it sends him reeling. He travels back to the masters that taught him to try to solve the mystery. This is the first story in The Shadow Volume 2: Revolution.

The second story is a longer arc, and takes The Shadow into the Spanish Civil War, where he meets someone named the Black Sparrow, who seems to have the same abilities as The Shadow himself. He is led to an encounter with El Rey, a power
Kevin Mann
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I jumped on this Shadow run with issue #11, so it was nice to finally read what came before that. This is an Enjoyable read. The tone of having Cranston more personality driven, with one-liners & sexual liasons may be controversial with long-time Shadow fans, who prefer a stone-cold, dead serious Shadow, but i found it entertaining, especially in the interaction with The Black Sparrow. This TPB may be geared for the more casual Shadow fan, and yet it is still finely crafted, not slapped together ...more
Dec 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: dark, graphic-novels
"Pulp stories are mature, and that is the quality I liked most about these books. However, I find the first volume better than this one. This has been a let down and the stories are weak. Just have to look forward to Matt Wagner's The Shadow Year One though."
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I think Victor did a great job especially considering who he followed. The art was superb and the start was great. What's not to love?
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This collection actually feels a bit more like a conventional set of Shadow stories, as opposed to the almost sadistic, fundamentally-unpleasant take on the character in Volume 1.
Apr 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: humble-bundle
I enjoyed this one, though not as much as the first volume. I do feel it was worth the read
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Victor Gischler is an American author of humorous crime fiction.
Gischler's debut novel Gun Monkeys was nominated for the Edgar Award, and his novel Shotgun Opera was an Anthony Award finalist. His work has been translated into Italian, French, Spanish and Japanese. He earned a Ph.D. in English at the University of Southern Mississippi. His fifth novel Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse was published in

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