Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Fringe character, possibly human mutant or mutate (see comments)

Occupation: Superhero

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Cyric, Dragon Bone, Lord Dredd, Thrasher

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Spider-Man Magazine I (#16) (Winter, 1996)

Powers/Abilities: Shadow has superhuman agility and the ability to become invisible.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Brown (see comments)
Hair: Blonde

(Spider-Man Magazine I (#16) - "Super Heroes & Villains" story) - Shadow was a superhuman agile superhero that used his invisibility powers to battle foes such as Lord Dredd, Cyric, Thrasher and Dragon Bone.

Comments: Created by Justin Edmonds.

   Shadow is a product of the 1994 Spider-Man Magazine's "Super Heroes & Villains" (originally called "Create Your Own Super Hero or Super-Villain") section that ran in most issues of the magazine. In the case of Shadow, he was created by (then) 12-year old Justin Edmonds of Lanse-au-Loup, Newfoundland, Canada. Due to Shadow's nature as a fringe character, there is no evidence to support Shadow's existence on Earth-616 but there is also no evidence to suggest he isn't native to Earth-616 either...

    No origin was given for Shadow but I'm leaning more towards him being a mutant or mutate. Not sure why, really...

    Shadow's physical stats were impossible to approximate, as he was never seen next to any other character to allow an educated approximation....

    Shadow appeared in the 16th issue of Spider-Man Magazine but later issues of the magazine did not have numbers, only seasonal dates (such as "Winter 1996" in Shadow's case). Later reprints of the exclusive comics from the magazine have given the issues numbers to better differentiate which issue came out when.

    Shadow's eyes appear to be brown but it's somewhat hard to tell in the image of him seen in Spider-Man Magazine I (#16), not to mention that the drawing appears to be colored with either crayons or colored pencils, making the colors on his face sort of run together a little bit...

Profile by Proto-Man.

should be distinguished from:


Cyric was a known enemy of Shadow.

--Spider-Man Magazine I (#16) - BTS

Dragon Bone

Dragon Bone was a known enemy of Shadow.

--Spider-Man Magazine I (#16) - BTS

Lord Dredd

Lord Dredd was a known enemy of Shadow.

--Spider-Man Magazine I (#16) - BTS


Thrasher was a known enemy of Shadow.

--Spider-Man Magazine I (#16) - BTS

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Spider-Man Magazine I (#16), p28, splash page (Shadow, main image)

Spider-Man Magazine I (#16) (Winter, 1996) - "Super Heroes & Villains" segment - Justin Edmonds (text, art), Amy Weingartner (editor)

First posted02/04/2023
Last updated: 02/04/2023

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