Highly prolific pulp fiction writer who made the mysterious voice narrating detective stories on the radio, The Shadow, a fierce, gun-blazing man of action in magazines for over a decade. During his busiest period, he created via a typewriter 10,000 words a day.
Mr. Gibson was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Colgate University and started working for newspapers as a reporter and also a crossword-puzzle creator.
While The Shadow had been a narrating character at first, it was Gibson who gave him life and developed all the aspects that made him so memorable, including the glowing ring on his hand, his two-fisted gun play, his hawklike features, and his wonderful slouch hat.