l'Ombra (The Shadow)
Real Name: Grant Shade
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Private detective
Enemies: Corso (gangster)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: Il Corriere dei Ragazzi #7 (1974)
Powers/Abilities: Permanently invisible. Good fighter and detective.
History: When private detectve Grant Shade's investigations into the gangster Corso uncovered information the crook wanted kept quiet, Corso's men ambushed Shade and threw him into a lake of toxic chemicals. However, instead of killing him, the chemicals healed Shade, and turned both him and his clothes invisible. Leaving everyone else, including his girlfriend Ann, to think he was dead, Shade became l'Ombra (the Shadow), a vigilante. Normally only his shadow was visible (hence his codename), though he would wrap himself in bandages and don visible clothes some of the time.
Comments: Created by Alfredo Castelli and Fernando Tacconi. After appearing Il Corriere from #7 through #45 (November 1976), the series shifted to Albo Avventura.
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