Real Name: The Honourable Sir Basil Blythe
Identity/Class: Normal human
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: London, c.1880s.
First Appearance: Hurricane (IPC, 30 January 1965 - 3 April 1965)
Powers/Abilities: Good detective and skilled fighter, also master of disguise, but otherwise no special powers.
History: "A century ago, Scotland Yard was a very different place from what it is today. Crime was rife throughout the gas-lit streets of old London. Then came the Shadow! One day nobody had heard of him. The next day all Britain could talk of nothing else, for he captured a cunning crook who had eluded Scotland Yard for years, and delivered him, bound hand and foot, to Bow Street Police Station.
Thereafter, the Shadow struck again and again against the lawless, and all the time he laughed at Scotland Yard's vain effort to forestall him."
In his true identity of the Honourable Sir Basil Blythe, the Shadow played the part of a clueless aristocratic fop (don't they all?), but when villainy reared its ugly head, Basil headed to a hidden base in Limehouse, where the blond aristo would don a black wig (complete with sideburns), a false nose, a long coat and a wide brimmed hat to become the Shadow.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
The Shadow, archetypal dark avenger of the night from the Pulps
The Shadow, one Australian hero of that name
Shadow, second Australian hero of that name
Shadow, UK Ultra Knight
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