The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow #1 is a solid, entertaining read, filled with period details, and reminiscent of comics from a couple decades ago.
Howard Chaykin’s artwork continues to hold up to its legendary standards, while adding very subtle cartoony tweaks (notably in some faces) here and there. The snowy New’s Year’s Eve sequence of panels are wonderful.
And his story had me looking up stuff like the Boeing Stratocruiser for more info, while situating the tale within a context and timeframe — when America truly was on top of the world — that in retrospect, results in a poignant feeling,
Chaykin is in top form, and although Michael Kaluta’s work continues to be most commonly associated with The Shadow (through only five issues and two graphic novels!), of the two, it’s clearly Chaykin who has made a greater, and deeper contribution to the character.
A (pun) dynamite start, and I eagerly await the next issue.