I already had a club for Pat Savage ( cousin of Doc Savage, charachters
in another pulp magazine ), and I decided to make a club for The Shadow
as well. And naturally Margo Lane. As in the Doc Savage club, we're
going by the original stories here, and the misrepresentations of
Phillip Jose Farmer are not allowed.
The original stories don't always agree with each other ( something
that frequently happens in superhero adventures ), so this can be
remarked on as we go along. It didn't seem to matter to the original
fans and I don't suppose it matters that much now. The main idea was
that the stories were supposed to be entertaining.
For myself, I prefer the radio version of The Shadow, and The Shadow
also began on the radio. Both the radio and the pulp version were
supposed to be the same charachter, although they varied somewhat and
the pulps even said that The Shadow wasn't really even Lamont Cranston,
as the radio had it. But the Lamont Cranston secret identity continued
to be used in later books, movies, etc. which tended to ignore the
story that Lamont Cranston was actually only another alias.
Other similar charachters such as Doc Savage, Batman, etc. may be
discussed here as long as an attempt is made to discuss things in a
friendly and more or less peaceable manner. - the living Shadow fan