The severed finger with a ring very much like his own in a box leads The Shadow to the frozen plains of Sibera to seek out an old acquaintance who knew the man as “The Dark Eagle” long before he adopted either the name Lamont Cranston or The Shadow when the mysterious figure worked as a member of the Seventh Star (a secret intelligence organization for the former Tsar of Russia) who, like The Shadow recognizes the ring as the mark of the organization.
The search for an inmate of a Russian prisoner sends Cranston into the woods after a killer for information about the “White Tiger.” Armed with more knowledge than he arrived with (and a depressing look at the fate of two men he once considered colleagues), The Shadow’s world tour continues to the Himalayas in search of answers.
After an issue off, artist Giovanni Timpano returns to the title with a style that fits the cold and darkness of the setting and storyline as our hero journeys into a mystery linked to his shadowy past. Worth a look.
[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]