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Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? Alison and Timothy discuss Walter Gibson, most famous as the author of The Shadow – a proto-superhero; subject of radio shows, pulp magazines, comics, movies, and multiple novels. A strange figure reportedly haunts the New York residence where Gibson wrote The Shadow stories. Is it a tulpa of The Shadow? Jon and Sam from Riverbend Comics stop by to discuss the character of The Shadow and its influence in comics and pulp culture. (Listen for details on a Shadow giveaway from Riverbend Comics and Strange Familiars!)

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Episode 216 notes and links:

Riverbend Comics: https://www.riverbendcomics.com

Riverbend on Instagram: @riverbendcomics


You could win one of two different Shadow graphic novels courtesy of Riverbend Comics and Strange Familiars. Just take a photo of a shadow (yours or someone else’s – get creative!) and tag us on instagram ( @riverbendcomics and @strangefamiliars ) – upload it to instagram by February 11 …we’ll choose our two favorites and send one of two different graphic novels to two winners. Make sure to follow @riverbendcomics and @strangefamiliars on Instagram!

Episode artwork by Timothy – here is the original:


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90 Days to the Perfect Puppy: https://perfectpuppies.sithappens.us/90-days

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Timothy’s book, with co-author Joshua Cutchin, Where the Footprints End, Volume II, ordering information: https://www.strangefamiliars.com/home/where-the-footprints-end-volume-ii-available-now

Strange Familiars Photo of the Week #58: Actor?


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Intro and background music by Stone Breath. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The closing song is The Song of the Bone-White Bird by Stone Breath: https://stonebreath.bandcamp.com/album/the-shepherdess-and-the-bone-white-bird

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