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The Shadow by LexiKimble The Shadow by LexiKimble
A while back I did a remix of the Green Hornet for a contest over on Digital Webbing.


A recent comment suggested I try The Shadow.

Growing up an orphan, outside Paris, Alezae Marin lived by theft and the charity of tourists. One fateful day, she caught the eye of an elderly man. After watching the young girl relieve a tourist of a handful of francs, the old man, known only as Lamont, made her a deal. She would become his valet, he would teach her and support her. After entering Lamont's service, they traveled to the mountains of Tibet, where Alezae learned languages, sciences, martial arts, and the art of clouding men's minds. She was given free reign of the monastery, save one box. Days lead into months, those months into years, Alezae grew from a child to a young woman. One morning she went to awaken the man who'd become like a father to her, in his bed lay a letter and a key. The old man left the monastery to live his final days in the mountains, his letter explaining to the young woman the adventures of men and women with great abilities who protected the weak. It was now her choice, take the key and open the box, and take her place as a protector of those who could not protect themselves.

The choice was easily made.

Inside the box Alezae found two nickel plated .45's, a red scarf, and a new identity; Lisette Cranston. Passports, bank accounts, cars, an entire new life attached to this name. On the bottom of the box were etched words, words that etched themselves into her mind;

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men.... The Shadow knows..."

With that, the young woman known as Alezae Marin vanished... In her place, billionaire heiress, Lissy Cranston.

And The Shadow.
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Juan8T88 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
very good version! visit my galery for view my Shadow cosplay
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Skaramine Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic update! 
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ravenswolfe Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Very nicely done, like the background story.
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sullobog Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
2nd generation shadow
so cool
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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R-gonz Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Nicely done!
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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LinkTC86 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
One of my Favorite classic characters from the early days =) NIce Job =D
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R-gonz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Thank you very much!
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kingfox66 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
i like
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Ahhh, I'm not all that familiar with the shadow, but she looks pretty badass and her backstory sounds cool, vaguely reminds me of how Vic passed on the Question mantle to Renee in one or two aspects.
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I used a bit of the plot points of Renee's journey with Vic, mostly because that is one of my favorite stories to come out of 52.

Interesting note, the Shadow is one of the influences for Batman (Zorro being another).
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Mm, I did quite enjoy that part of 52... funny story, that was actually the first I'd seen of her since BTAS where her sexuality was never really touched on, and she was the first GLBT character I'd seen in mainstream DC at the time, so it was a pleasant surprise.

Mm, yeah I can see that.
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
**An episode of Superman the Animated Series
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I still think it was awesome that Timm and Dini snuck Maggie Sawyer's wife Toby into an episode.
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Huh... I never noticed that... I did hear that a character in Batman Beyond was gay and that their partner was shown in one episode...

Which episode in Superman?
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Apokalips...Now! parts 1 & 2, she's in Maggie's hospital room as well as comforting Maggie at Turpin's funeral.

As to Batman Beyond, I'm not sure, I know Timm/Dini have said BtAS Ivy is in love with Harley, and Richie from Static Shock has been confirmed gay.
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Huh, must've slipped me by...

Well yeah, Harley and Ivy has been a thing for a long while, doesn't surprise me that Harley's first incarnation/appearance is where it started.
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CheskaMouse Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
:glomp: And there you go drawing in my brain again.

Bout 6 years ago, during a Super hero RPG, the GM got the idea to have us make "Children of.." characters.. and I chose.. the Shadow. :giggle:

I only played her for a few weeks.. but I never let the character go..
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CheskaMouse Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
P.s. Epic story to..
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks hon :iconyuiglompplz:

I can't take 100% credit for drawing in your brain, someone suggested it, and well, I'm a sucker for reimaginings.
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CheskaMouse Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Reimagine, reimagine a lot! If I had monies.. I would support you just so you could do that. :)
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FanArtFantast Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Doing justice to something as iconic as The Shadow realy is not easy, but you realy pull it off Lexi. *Hat off*
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I'm really proud of this, it was all done in about 90 minutes. I looked at it and realized I liked the base colors with the detailed skin, it gave it an interesting feel. :iconmoesmileplz:
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FanArtFantast Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
And righly proud you should be. :)
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blarg0192 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
This. Is. Awesome.
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much
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LegionaireB Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet. The daughter of the Shadow. I LIKE IT!!! My only question is what happened to Margo Lane?
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sadly, like Lamont, she became a victim of time. In my mind, she and Lamont married but were unable to have children, they settled down, and he let younger people be heroes. She passed and to combat loneliness, he travelled the world, then met Alezae, and the rest is history.
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Bfetish Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's pretty awesome.
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rahf224 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Awesome, I love The Shadow. And I love your art. So, that makes this piece even better than normal.
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :iconslowhugplz:
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2wingo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely LOVE the old radio show.
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CaptKyle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Actually, pretty damned terrific if I do say so myself.
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Q99 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Nice ^^
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