I wanted a copy for my collection so I could see for myself what Shadow fan's would see in the pages of an original magazine. What would the ads look like? What other articles would there be? It was pretty exciting to thumb through the magazine, and I would like to share it with you on my blog. Here are some photos and notes from The Shadow #195!
The cover is classic Shadow - slouch hat, cloak and .45 in hand! It had a copy price of 10 cents and the date of April 1, 1940.
The table of contents announces a complete Shadow novel of The Spy Ring...as told to Maxwell Grant! It also lists other 'thrilling stories and features.'
"Highlights on The Shadow" gives readers a taste for the story in the magazine and some information on events coming in the next issue!
The last section features secret codes for readers to solve. As you know, The Shadow used secret ink, codes, and cryptograms when communicating with his agents. This is a nice touch and fans must have loved it!
Here's the back cover full page ad. Within the magazine were lots of other ads, some of which were for products still on the market today like Pepsi Cola, Butterfingers candy bars and Listerine mouth wash!
I hope you've enjoyed a brief look inside the pages of The Shadow magazine!