Thursday, February 15, 2018


From Sanctum Books...

The Shadow #108: Vengeance Bay & Death Has Green Eyes [June 2016; $14.95] has two full-length wartime thrillers by Walter B. Gibson, writing under the house name Maxwell Grant.

Vengeance Bay was originally published in The Shadow Magazine dated March 1, 1942. From the back cover:

The search for Blackbeard’s treasure uncovers a foreign conspiracy, and a new Shadow emerges from the darkness after Lamont Cranston is kidnapped.

Death Has Green Eyes first appeared in the April, 1945 issue of The Shadow Magazine. From the back cover:

A returning G.I. becomes enmeshed in a sinister Nazi plot that extends far beyond World War II.

Will Murray’s “Interlude” essay discusses the origins and themes of these two adventures. Confession. My friend Will’s essays are the first thing I read whenever I pick up one of Sanctum’s collections of pulp thrillers.

Created by science fiction editor and writer John W. Campbell for the novel The Mightiest Machine, Iron Munro was reinvented for the comic books. This issue’s eight-page story was written by Theodore Sturgeon and drawn by Jack Farr. It’s from the November 1941 issue of Shadow Comics.

The front cover for this volume was painted by George Rozen. Art on the back cover is by Rozen, Modest Stein and Farr with the interior illustrations by Paul Orban.

ISBN 978-1-60877-209-4

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© 2018 Tony Isabella


  1. I've been meaning to ask: Wasn't Iron Munro later revived by Roy Thomas at DC Comics as a member of Earth-2's Justice All-Star Squadron?

    Andrew Laubacher

    1. Oops! I started to write: "Justice Society of America", went to change it to "All-Star Squadron" and messed up. Sorry!