Reviews - What do customers think about Lingo And Partners of Peril: Two Classic Adventures Of The Shadow?
The original Knight of Darkness Sep 29, 2007
This book reprints the original story that was used in the creation of Batman by Bill Finger and Bob Kane.
Lingo is a great story were each mob boss gets stymied by the Shadow until the mob turns on him and removes him (permanently) and sets up a new boss. Eventually, a boss named Lingo takes over. This is where the story gets good.
The second story in the book is the original story Bill Finger used when he and Bob Kane were creating Batman. The first Batman stories had him carrying two colt 45s and being a socialite friend of the chief of police. Change the names to Lamont Cranston, The Shadow and Commisioner Weston instead of Bruce Wayne, Batman and Commisioner Gordon and you have the exact same story! (With the exception of a nephew turning into a niece, that is.)
The historical articles in this book tell the story of the first Batman comics, as well as an interesting article from Jerry Robinson, who joined Bob Kane and Bill Finger to create the most memorable villain of all time, the Joker!
This thicker-than-normal book is a great read as well as a fount of historical information from the early days of superheroes. Get it. You'll love it!