I’m a fan of The Shadow. I have seen the movie, I have read the comics, I have an awesome Shadow figure, I tracked down some episodes on Spotify, and I loved Masks. You get the picture, I’m a fan of The Shadow. I just love his straight-forward-yet-somehow-mystical approach to fighting crime, it’s perfectly balanced.
I’m also a fan of The Internet Archive. I wrote a whole series on it, you should check it out, and then send them a donation.
I wanted to see what I could find for The Shadow in The Internet Archive, and I found days worth of content! If you’re interested in immersing yourself in The Shadow too, you’ll love this archive of almost half of the radio dramas! If you’re more of the reading type, enjoy The Five Chameleons, The Black Hush, and The Shadow Scrapbook. If you’re more of the watching type, enjoy The Shadow Strikes, Return of The Shadow, The Missing Lady, and The Invisible Avenger.
If you’re interested in learning more about The Shadow, all of that free content should be more than enough to keep you busy for a long time. If you just want a quick look into The Shadow’s world, and you prefer newer things, the latest movie is still too new to be in the Internet Archive, but it’s available to buy and rent on many platforms. It won’t be the greatest film you’ve ever seen, but I think you’ll enjoy it nonetheless.
Overall though, I hope you enjoy The Shadow as much as I do!
Some years ago when I was able to walk regularly I got several of the old time radio shows, including The Shadow from the Internet Archive, great resource, thanks for spreading the word
These will definitely be taking the place of podcasts in my life for a while. 🙂
Which other shows did you find?
When I was about 14, I discovered a local AM radio station that had a whole Sunday night lineup of old radio shows, including The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, and Perry Mason. I had a little transistor radio and an ear plug, and always stayed up later than I supposed to listening in. Fond memories!
Have you discovered this archive?
That’s a great site, thanks!