Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the signing of Cullen Bunn, who will pen a tale where The Shadow meets the elusive magician Houdini!
“I’ve long been a fan of pulp heroes, and the Shadow was my introduction into that world,” says writer Cullen Bunn. “I remember my dad recounting adventures of The Shadow he had heard on the radio as a boy. And my dad could do the best imitation of the Shadow’s laugh! I like to think that he’d get a real kick out of me contributing to the legacy of the character. I know I couldn’t be more thrilled. In this tale, we see the Shadow infiltrating a secret society of magicians who are willing to do anything to lay claim to what might be the most forbidden of secrets. As the Shadow evades devious deathtraps, we learn that he has a connection to the greatest magician of all time.”
In The Shadow #0, secrets of the Shadow’s past are revealed as he meets Houdini! The Shadow infiltrates sanctum of an esoteric society of murderous magicians who are hellbent on escaping the ultimate trap–death itself! In order to thwart their plans, though, he must evade twisted traps and solve spellbinding puzzles. A good–or evil–magician never reveals his secrets… but the Shadow knows.
“We’ve wanted to work with Cullen for years, but knew it had to be something special,” says Dynamite CEO / Publisher Nick Barrucci. ” The Shadow #0 is that book, and fans will be amazed at the story that Cullen is telling. Happy to say that while this is our first project with Cullen, there are more to come.”
“Cullen is a fantastic writer and this should be the start of many projects with him here at Dynamite” – Joseph Rybandt, Senior Editor
Cullen Bunn is a freelance writer known for the comic books he has written comics for Marvel, including the popular Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe series, and has become increasingly popular with his Oni Press series The Damned and The Sixth Gun. Cullen is currently writing the acclaimed series Magneto. He is also a short story writer and novelist, his major publications outside of the comic book sphere include Crooked Hills and Creeping Stones & Other Stories. He has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award (2012), the Eisner Award (2012), and the Ghastly Awards (2011), and winner of Broken Frontier’s ‘Best Writer Independent’ Award (2011).