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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Dr. Shadows


Creator: Teel James Glenn
Anton Chadeaux (Granite Man)
Slugger Harris
Ki Nam Hoon
Han “Hank” Ku Lee (special friend)
Chelsey (?)
Akimi Oyama (College sweetheart)
Retsudo Oyami (Brother of Akimi and Yakuza Boss)

Anton Chadeaux is the son of an oil speculator who traveled the globe to many far-flung wildcat projects. He was something of a wastrel as a youth, a playboy in college who even dabbled in stage magic in his school days, which is where he used the stage name ‘Dr. Shadows.’ After college, when he accompanied his parents on a plane trip to Northern Korea on the Chinese border, the plane was shot down by Chinese bandits in the employ of the Japanese. Chadeaux’s parents were murdered by the bandits after the crash while the paralyzed young man was left for dead. He was found by monks from the hidden Wei Monastery, where the monks immersed him in herbal baths for years that bleached his skin to a pale grey. They nursed him back to health. They first taught him to focus his mind with the ancient art of Sulsa Do that allowed him to re-claim his physical self from the shattered wretch he had been after the crash. After five years, the first three of them completely paralyzed and near death, and then, as his flesh recovered, living a monk’s existence of meditation, fasting, and rigid discipline, he is re- forged to be a master of the ancient art, giving him abilities beyond the common. Now a young man of thirty, and with the guidance of the Abbot, and the treasure of the monastery at his command, he leaves those remote Korean mountains a new, better, and stronger man. A man with a purpose; to help the helpless and be the last hope of the hopeless. He gathers around him a small group of likeminded friends and The Shadows Foundation for Justice is formed. Thus also is born, the granite man, the grey wolf of justice that the world comes to know as the archenemy of evil, Dr. Shadows!
Anton Chadeaux Phd, or otherwise known as Dr. Shadows, was an unusual figure. Handsome and muscular, he wore a perfectly tailored grey suit, sans hat. He would have been the image of health save for a grey pallor to his skin that earned him the other nickname, “the granite man.”
Ki Nam Hoon: Dr. Hoon was from North Korea, broad faced, raw boned and big; taller than most men on the streets of New York. He looked like the peasant he was, still dressing in the long blue robe and loose quilted pants of his mountainous home.
Slugger Harris: A little badger of a man, and co-owner of the Combination Club, is a tough little bantamweight boxer.
Han “Hank” Ku Lee: Her black hair framed an angular face and had an eye-patch over her left eye. Her right eye blazed with the fury that made it easy to imagine her fighting as the granite man’s back up.
There have been several short story/novelettes over the years.
Reserved For Heroes                      CPFS #4 (9/95)                               
The Height of Arrogance                WS #1 (10/96)                               
Shadows of New York                    Books For A Buck (2011)
The World of Dr. Shadows                                                                       
The Height of Arrogance                                                                           
The Devil’s Tiger                                                                                       
The Scent of Victory                                                                                  
The Chinese Box Mystery
Destiny’s Child                                                                                                                   
Year of Shadows                              Pro Se Press(3/2018)        
The Eye of Darkness                                                                                 
A Personal Demon                                                                                     
Forbidden City Blues                                                                                
Grave Mistake                                                                                             
Isle Macabre                                                                                                

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