This is a special bonus episode in celebration of Wold Newton Day, December 13th. In celebration of Wold Newton Day 2014, I’ll be discussing The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin from Dynamite Entertainment. This comic book mini series is notable as being the first overt reference to Philip Jose Farmer’s Wold Newton Family concept in comic book format. The series also marks Howard Chaykin’s return to the Shadow since his landmark 1986 mini series at DC which revitalized the character.
Midnight in Moscow begins on January 31, 1949 and the rest of the story takes place in the early days of 1950, where as Chaykin’s 1986 mini series took place in contemporary times. Midnight in Moscow can be placed in the Wold Newton Universe. Midnight in Moscow is a prelude to the 1986 series, so by extension the 1986 series can also be thought of as being in the Wold Newton Universe as well if one wishes.
Introduction to the Wold Newton Universe: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2013/10/excerpt-read-the-introduction-from-tales-of-the-wold-newton-universe-edited-by-win-scott-eckert-and-christopher-paul-carey/
Wold Newton Primer: http://www.thepulp.net/pulp-info/pulp-articles/wold-newton/
Official Philip Jose Farmer Website: http://pjfarmer.com
Meteor House Press: http://meteorhousepress.com
Wold Newton Universe :http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Pulp.htm
Episode Title Card W/ Who’s Who: http://pulpcrazy.com/094.png
Wold Newton Monument: http://pulpcrazy.com/monument.jpg
Wold Newton Family Tree from Tarzan: Alive: http://pulpcrazy.com/tarzantreechart.png
Wold Newton Family Tree from Doc Savage: HAL: http://pulpcrazy.com/doctreechart.png
Google Map w/graphics of the Wold Newton crash site: http://pulpcrazy.com/crashsitemap.png
Pulp Crazy: http://pulpcrazy.com