The Shadow #14
This is yet again another exciting issue of The Shadow by Chris Roberson. We get to explore The Phantom’s past and how she got to this point. While it does leave some questions to be answered, you get an idea of what drives her to do what she does. He has created a situation in which you have two people who answer for either justice or a higher calling confront each other. Two who are motivated with such conviction and yet have different ways of doing good. It is handled very well because The Shadow has found someone who is his equal if not better. This creates a sense of urgency for him to stop her at all costs.
With The Shadow it is always black or white, there just is no grey area. It’s a concept that Chris Roberson manages to portray consistently as that is how most pulp stories work. Again you see how he makes use of The Shadow’s resourcefulness as he uses the radio station to keep the officers informed on what they should be looking for while search for Lady Phantom. Not only does this showcase his use of the radio station, but his skills as a detective as well through the narration that keeps you engaged to an extent.
Giovanni Timpano’s artwork again is just stunning as it captured the nature of both The Shadow and Lady Phantom. This is from his use of bold and vibrant colors, to displaying those graphic moments.