The Shadow was an American pulp magazine published by Street & Smith
from 1931 to 1949. Each issue contained a novel about The Shadow, a
mysterious crime-fighting figure who spoke the line "Who knows what evil
lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows" in radio broadcasts of
stories from Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine. For the first
issue, dated April 1931, Walter Gibson wrote the lead novel, The Living
Shadow. Sales were strong, and Street & Smith soon changed it from
quarterly to monthly publication, and then to twice-monthly, with the
lead novels written by Gibson. From 1946 to 1948, the novels were by
Bruce Elliott, who made The Shadow mostly a background figure. Gibson
returned to Street & Smith and resumed writing in 1948, but in 1949 the
firm ended its remaining pulp titles, including The Shadow. The success
of The Shadow made it very influential, and many other single-character
pulps soon appeared, featuring a lead novel in every issue about the
magazine's main character.
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