The Shadowed Circle # 1
Editor/Publisher Steve Donoso
A Renaissance Press Publication
From a wonderful
cover image to the last stunning back cover pix, this little magazine is a pulp
gem. Especially for those of you who consider the Shadow the greatest pulp
creation of them all. Editor Steve Donoso and his staff have collected eleven
insightful articles that cover a huge range of topics.
From Mr. Pulp Will
Murray’s piece on Femme Fatales to Dwight Fuhro’s personal hunt for the most
famous Shadow painting of them all. (Check out that back cover we mentioned
earlier.) Each article is informative and well written. We knew nothing about
the Shadow short-films until reading Joseph Gibson’s essay. All of this is
solid fare for any true fan of the pulps.
Then Art Director
John Sies does a magnificent job in laying out the pages and embellishing them
with various images and drawings that are fitting to each segment. Some are
familiar while others we’d never seen before. Each captures a different facet of
the Shadow conveying the sense of mystery and danger he exuded whether on radio
or in his own title.
In the end, it has been way too long since we’ve had such a delightful magazine devoted to this amazing character. Kudos to all involved and please, go get Ed Hulse to do a piece on Victor Jory’s Shadow serial. Something this reviewer would love to read.