Real Name: Edward Hall
Identity/Class: Human with magical powers
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Nemesis of gangdom, scourge of the underworld
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: Amazing Man Comics #24 (Centaur, October 1941)
Powers/Abilities: Hall can make his shadow become solid. He has a torch attached to his leg so that he can cast a strong, long shadow. It can reach great distances to touch things, is far stronger than a normal person, and can speak on his behalf.
History: By studying the mysteries of the East, wealthy young scientist Edward Hall learned how to give his shadow material properties, so that at will it could become solid, a living thing able to hear, to speak, to act. Disguising himself in a white tuxedo and dark glasses, he became Nightshade, scourge of the underworld, nemesis of gangdom!
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Nightshade, Charlton heroine, ally of Captain Atom
Nightshade, a Marvel villainess
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