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The Shadow

Total Issues: 325

The Shadow Magazine was the first, and arguably the best, of the "character hero" pulp magazines. Launched in 1931 it soon established a monthly schedule and then, in 1932, doubled that to a twice-monthly schedule, which it maintained for over 10 years, before dropping back to a monthly schedule in 1943. This marked the beginning of the end with the schedule dropping to bimonthly in 1947 and then to quarterly in 1948, before the magazine finally expired in Summer 1949.

In all, 325 issues appeared, each containing a lead novel featuring Lamont Cranston, "The Shadow", as well as a small number of short stories and other features. Most of the novels were written by Walter B. Gibson (under the byline Maxwell Grant) although a small number were written by Lester Dent, Bruce Elliott and Theodore Tinsley (all under the Grant byline).

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1931 – Jul/Sep-1931, as The Shadow, a Detective Magazine: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Oct-1931 – Nov-1931, as The Shadow, a Detective Monthly: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Dec-1931 – Sep-1932, as The Shadow Detective Monthly: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  1-Oct-1932 – 1-Aug-1937, as The Shadow Magazine: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  15-Aug-1937 – Jan-1947, as The Shadow: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Feb/Mar-1947 – Aug/Sep-1948, as Shadow Mystery: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Fall 1948 – Summer 1949, as The Shadow: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1

Publishers

  Street & Smith Publications, Inc.

Editors

  1931: Frank Blackwell
  1931 – 1932: Lon Murray
  1932 – 1943: John L. Nanovic
  1943: Charles Moran
  1944 – 1946: William de Grouchy
  1946 – 1948: Babette Rosmond
  Jul-1948 – Sep-1948: William de Grouchy
  Fall 1948 – Summer 1949: Daisy Bacon

Formats

  Apr-1931 – 1-Mar-1943: standard pulp
  Dec-1943 – Sep-1948: digest
  Fall 1948 – Summer 1949: standard pulp

Prices

  Apr-1931 – 1-Mar-1943: 10c
  Apr-1943 – Feb/Mar-1947: 15c
  Apr/May-1947 – Summer 1949: 25c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  Apr-1931 – Jul-1931: quarterly
  Oct-1931 – Sep-1932: monthly
  Oct-1932 – 1-Mar-1943: twice monthly
  Apr-1943 – Dec-1946: monthly
  Jan-1947 – Sep-1948: bimonthly
  Fall 1948 – Summer 1949: quarterly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
   
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The Shadow Magazine (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of The Shadow. From May-1932 to Apr-1936 it seems to have reprinted the US issues from 5-6 months previously, and then, for a few months at least, reprinted the US issues of the same date.

Following the War Exchange Conservation Act of 1940 which banned the direct import of US pulps, a new series started with (very poorly) (re)drawn cover art. This ran on a monthly basis from the middle of 1941 to early 1945 (at least) reprinting consecutive US issues starting from early 1941 (and thus continually falling further behind as the US magazine was publishing twice monthly during this period).

Issues & Index Sources

  1932 – 1936: Crime Fiction Index (sample issues only)
  Jul-1941 – Feb-1945?: Crime Fiction Index (sample issues only)

Formats

  standard pulp

Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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The Shadow Mystery Magazine (UK)

see under Street & Smith's Shadow Mystery Magazine (UK)

The Shadow Annual

Total Issues: 3

Part of a series of large-size, "bedsheet" format, magazines, issued by Street & Smith in the early 1940's, reprinting stories from The Shadow. Because of World War II paper shortages the third issue was delayed until 1947 and no further issues appeared.

Issues & Index Sources:  1942 – 1947: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 2
Publishers:   Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Shadowdance

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1991 – ?
Publishers:   Shadowfox Productions, Hinckley, Ohio
Editors:   Michelle Belanger

Shadowland [1919]

Absorbed by Classic, later known as Classic Pictorial of Screen and Stage.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1919 – Nov-1923: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   M.P. Publishing, Brooklyn at outset; E.V. Brewster Publications from Oct-1921.
Frequency:   monthly, but may have gone bimonthly

Shadowland [1950s]

Subtitled "The Eerie Fanzine", Shadowland was a Fantasy Amateur Press Association publication, but also available to non-members. It was a hectographed zine of around 52 pages.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   Bill Shell, P.O. Box 2032, Tulsa, OK
Editors:   Sam Martinez
Related Sites:   ZineWiki

Shadowland [1990s]

Shadowland is a well-produced fanzine with the usual mix of fiction, articles and poetry.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s
Publishers:   Sentinel Publications, Ltd., 6751 River Rd. Ct., Jonesboro, GA 30236
Editors:   William A. Lester Jr.

Shadows (Of...)

Total Issues: 6

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1979 – Winter 1982: Science Fiction Index
 
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Shadows of Saturn

Total Issues: 3

Semi-professional online magazine.

Publishers:   Shadows of Saturn, Intervale, New Hampshire
Editors:   Peter Burtis

Shadows & Tall Trees

Total Issues: 7 (as at Apr-2018)

Issues & Index Sources:  Autumn 2010 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #7, 2017)
Publishers:   Undertow Publications
Editors:   Michael Kelly
Website:   www.undertowbooks.com
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Shadow Sword

Total Issues: 9

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1993 – Winter 1996: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Mar-1993: Willowood Publishing, Miami Springs, FL
  1994 – 1996: Stygian Vortex Publications, Hollywood, FL
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The Shamrock

Runs much fiction including work by Shaun MacManus, Denis Holland, John K. Casey.

Issues & Index Sources:  1867 – ?
Publishers:   Dublin
Frequency:   weekly

The Shanachie

Total Issues: 6

Although not heavily fiction orientated it nevertheless ran some important stories by leaders of the Irish literary revivals including George Bernard Shaw, John Guinan and Padraic Colum.

Issues & Index Sources:  1906 – 1907
Publishers:   Maunsel, Dublin

The Shanghae Chronicle of Fun, Fact and Fiction

A light-hearted publication, offering a pastiche of contemporary publications in its jocular coverage of mercantile, social, political and other matters.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1859 – May-1859
Publishers:   The Office of the "North-China Herald", Shanghai

The Shan Van Vocht

Ran a lot of fiction, much of it ethnic and folkloristic. Stories by T.E. Mayne, Walter Lecky.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1896 – Apr-1899
Publishers:   Belfast
Editors:   Alice Milligan & Ethna Carbery
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   2d
Frequency:   weekly

The Shaolin Cowboy Adventure Magazine

Total Issues: 1

Pulp adventures based on the Shaolin Cowboy comic.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-2012: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Dark Horse
Editors:   Mike Richardson
Formats:   trade paperback
Prices:   $15.99
Pagecounts:   116pp
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Shapeshifter!

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  1995: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Stygian Vortex Publications, Hollywood, FL.
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