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This 528 page multi-pack collects the groundbreaking pulp novels that inspired the Caped Crusader's Golden Age, featuring a new foreword by legendary Batman scripter Dennis O'Neil, exclusive new bonus art prints and The Shadow Special #1. This instant collector's item leads off with "Partners of Peril," the groundbreaking 1936 thriller that was adapted as the debut Batman story in Detective Comics # 27, and "Lingo" which introduced The Shadow's yellow boomerang (the forerunner of the Batarang)! The Shadow combats a malevolent clown in "Death's Harlequin," a predecessor of The Joker's venom in "The Laughing Corpse," and in "Voodoo Trail" wages a battle to the death with Dr. Mocquino (who inspired Batman's first arch-foe, Doctor Death)! "The Devil Master" foreshadows Bill Finger and Bob Kane's use of giant props, while "The Shadow's Rival" was echoed in the 1953 Batman classic, "The Crime Predictor." PLUS: The Shadow Special #1 reprinting for the first time "The Crime Crypt" and "The Jade Dragon." SPECIAL BONUS FEATURES include high-quality art prints of George Rozen's knockout "Voodoo Trail" painting, Jerome Rozen's rendition of "Partners of Peril," and the legendary Tom Lovell art that was "swiped" by Bob Kane in Detective Comics # 27. This collection showcases all eight color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray.