The Shadow Knows…


Malevolent Ying Ko (“Eagle’s Beak”),
Ruled ruthlessly; running rampant.
Reformed: Humanity restored,
Resolve renewed.
Perfected psychic powers
Put to noble purpose:
Rid the world of the evil
Lurking in “the hearts of men”.


Though the origins of The Shadow are many, I chose to retell the story line wherein he had been the evil war lord, Ying Ko, who was kidnapped mysteriously and taught his psychic ability to “cloud men’s minds”; thus making him invisible. He was taught to use this super power to eradicate evil in the world.

Written for weekend Trifextra.
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20 Comments on “The Shadow Knows…

  1. WOW! This brought back some memories… I never missed the Shadow… I can hear that laugh now. Boy, that was some time ago… late 40’s.


  2. That would be a handy superpower, to be clouded from people’s thoughts. Great origin tale!

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    • Actually, the Shadow was the inspiration for BatmaN,whose first episode was a redo of a Shadow plot. In a addition to a comic hero, it was aa radio series, narrated by Oraon WElls. I can hear it now…” The shadow knows…” Followed by aa sinister laugh.


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