Walter Gibson

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Walter Gibson AKA Maxwell Grant (two magic dealers he knew, Maxwell Holden and U.F. Grant) AKA Walter B. Gibson AKA Andy Adams, AKA John Abbington; Ishi Black; Douglas Brown; C. B. Crowe; Felix Fairfax; Wilber Gaston; ; Maborushi Kineji; Gautier LeBrun; Rufus Perry; P. L. Raymond...whew!

America 1897 – 1985

Comments: author of The Shadow novels and short stories, based on the Radio show; Stage magician; attended Mrs. Houdini's seances for Harry Houdini's ghost;

Teachers: Edgar Allan Poe; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Arthur Machen; Algernon Blackwood; Robert W. Chambers (author: The King in Yellow); Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes; Jules Verne; H. G. Wells; Orson Welles; William Hope Hodgson; Bram Stoker; Lord Dunsany; Mark Twain;

Students: David Copperfield; Bob Kane and Bill Finger, creators of Batman; Jack Williamson; Mickey Spillane; Raymond Chandler; Max Allan Collins; Lester Dent AKA Kenneth Robeson of Doc Savage and The Avenger; Kendell Foster Crossen of The Green Lama; Laurence Donovan AKA Clifford Goodrich of The Whisperer; Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward AKA Sax Rohmer, creator of Fu Manchu ; Stephen King, Horror writer; Dennis Wheatley; Ambrose Bierce; Thomas J. Shimeld ; Robert W. Gibson ; followed him on The Shadow - Theodore Tinsley; Bruce Elliott; and Dennis Lynds in the 1960s; Paul Malmont; Chuck Furnace; Will Murray; Criss Angel aka Mindfreak; Ed and Lorraine Warren, of "The Amityville Horror"; Zak Bagans; Bill Wilkens, of; Steven LaChance; Craig Piligian of "Ghost Hunters"; Jason Hawes, of the Atlantic Paranormal Society; Claudia Lee, of Roswell Georgia Paranormal Investigations; John Zaffis; Noah Voss,of; Steranko, comic artist; the authors who wroyte Tom Swift under the name Victor Appleton; Br. George W. Trendle Creator of The Green Hornet, The Lone Ranger, Sgt. Preston of the Yukon;

Friends / Fellow Pulp Writers: Harry Houdini; E. Hoffmann Price ; Robert E. Howard; H. P. Lovecraft; James Randi; Howard Thurston; Harry Blackstone, Sr.; Joseph Dunninger ; Milbourne Christopher; Dorothy Dietrich; Bobby Baxter; Dick Brooks ; Liska, 3rd wife;


Organizations: Street and Smith Publications; Magic Towne House ; The Houdini Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania; Society of American Magicians;

Author: "The Romuda.", 1916; more books than you could count...."more than 300 novel-length" Shadow stories, writing up to "10,000 words a day", at least 282 of the 325 Shadow novels; Biff Brewster juvenile series ;"Norgil the Magician, series" ; Blackstone, the Magic Detective series; The Complete Illustrated Book of the Psychic Sciences, with his wife "Bess" Litzka R. Gonser Gibson; a Batman prose story which appeared in Detective Comics #500 (March 1981); articles; cross word puzzles ;series of quick quizzes; The World's Best Book of Magic; Thurston's 200 Tricks You Can Do ; 200 More Tricks You Can Do; Backstone's Secrets of Magic, and Modern Card Tricks; "A Blond For Murder" ; "Looks That Kill";

Quotes: The weed of Crime bears bitter fruit. Who knows what Evil lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow Knows...;

Resources: ; ; ; The Shadow Knows video documentary ;