Ntikrst wrote:I just re-read this again, wow what a magnificent Bastard! I love it!
Has The Shadow always been so ruthless in his methods? I don't mean the killing, but how he treats his support staff. That bit with Miss Lane (was there a Miss Lane back in the 30's too?) was smooth yet cold.
The glimpses of the future are very chilling; "Let the boy have some fun, he's dead in 6 years." Did he always have these abilities, or is this something new?
Margo Lane was created for the radio show and then introduced into the pulps. He never was that cold to his close supporters but he could be terrifying to those he meets for the first time.
And he's never had precognitive abilities. In the pulps he had no powers, until the radio show which gave him the abilities of hypnotism, which was then used in the pulps.