The “Revolutionary” story arc comes to an end with The Shadow exposing El Rey as nothing more than a puppet of the Black Sparrow who was using the figurehead, and further destabilizing all of Spain, for nothing more than the cold hard cash lining her pocket book.
Despite the pair’s obvious attraction, and the Black Sparrow’s offer of partnership, The Shadow continues his role as “Fate’s triggerman” by doing a dance of death with his adversary on the castle walls on last time before avoiding temptation and steeling himself for a hard decision which makes it unlikely we’ll see the Sparrow again anytime soon.
I’ve enjoyed this arc by the series’ new creative team, even if I am a bit sad to see the Sparrow go away so quickly. I do like how his decision weighs heavy on Lamont Cranston once he returns home to the comforting arms of Margo Lane. Now we’ll have to wait and see what new trouble awaits his alter-ego in New York City. Worth a look.
[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]