59. The Shadow: Leviathan by Simon Spurrier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I'm a big fan of The Shadow and always enjoy his romps. This book is a bit different; it brings Shadow into the 21st century. He's been gone because the world didn't need vigilantism but now he's back but with memory loss after being burnt to a crisp in his latest showdown. Everything is not as it seems though. This book attempts fairly well to be an origin story for those who don't know the Shadow's history. It does a good job of this without going into too much detail, flipping from past to present. The bit about the Leviathan is on the weird side. I wasn't sure if it was real or just a symbol. Decent story; I enjoyed it and the ending leaves us with a bit of darkness around where (or whether) the Shadow will rise again.