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Shadow on the Sun by NicolasRGiacondino Shadow on the Sun by NicolasRGiacondino
'Well?' said the man clad in black looking at the shining helmet of the rocket strapped figure standing next to him atop the exploding zeppelin.
'Well what!?' replied the rocket man with a certain tone of disagreement at the recently fired guns in the hands of the man clad in black.
'I can't fly' said The Shadow. 'You can. But, then again, you don't have guns. A perfect match.'
'Hrm', muttered Rocketeer. 'Let's go before this thing goes down completely. How many do you think we can take down?'
'As many as we can' said The Shadow. And his laughter filled the skies as the boost of rocket power carried him away.

Another piece of pulp for all of you out there who enjoyed my last two: [link] [link] .
And a big thanks to Dave Stevens for creating such a wonderful character as The Rocketeer! I hope I've done it justice...

Enjoy it!

Nicolás.-
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:icondrmarathon:
DrMarathon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The single greatest team-up in history. 
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voirdire99 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Two of my faves! Awesome!
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:iconnicolasrgiacondino:
NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, mate!

Nic.-
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:iconprophetstorm:
ProphetStorm Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Writer
...I just nerded all over the floor.
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:iconshadowspyproductions:
ShadowSpyProductions Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
epic
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:iconperidot29:
Peridot29 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A Few Hours Later. . .

Rocketeer: What's a crimefighter without his hat? <gives hat to Shadow>

The Shadow: Thanks.
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:iconmphelps:
mphelps Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Truelly awsome! I love the combination of these two characters and your style. Great job!
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:iconbenjaminhopkins:
BenjaminHopkins Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I loved both their movies, and even imagined a team-up. Awesome!
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:iconjayzerosnake:
JayZeroSnake Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
This is the most badass thing I've ever seen.
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:iconoblivionchained:
OblivionChained Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
seriously.

Prints
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:iconinuzuma:
inuzuma Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
wow just wow i love it
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:iconsabrebash:
SabreBash Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Student Artist
WHAT THE HELL BEST CROSSOVER EVER
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:iconzombiehead1:
zombiehead1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Dude. Thats just completely freaking awesome. Two of my favorite characters in one place! You rock! I love your coloring work too, by the way. Very cool.
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:iconknuxfaneo:
KnuxfanEO Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
This would be such an amazing team-up!
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:iconbarksodaverne:
barksodaverne Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
nice one! there's a delicious sense of pulp in it! I love it!
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KoniraThax Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL, that's just hilarous and wonderful. Two of my favourite steampunky/Pulpy fiction characters.
Zepplins makes fun for backgrounds. XD
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Zeppelins are a great way of filling up space without it looking like you just half-did the backdrop :D...

I'm glad people remember these characters! They've got something that's lacking these days. That adventurous tenure of old that I long to see... thus, I put my skills to good use and come up with these adventures myself!

Thank you, mate!

Nic.-
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GrAY-MAZ Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
what evil lies in the hearts of men? only the SHADOW knows
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
And beware The Shadow's laughter! For it is the laughter of retribution!

Nic.-
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GrAY-MAZ Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
XD i feel like i'm talkin' to my grandma!! but the shadow was a true work of literature, i'm sure you've been inspired by sanford kossin's illustrations?

[link]
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I actually hadn't seen Mr. Kossin's works, but I'll surely look him up now! And yes, The Shadow was a great read (the little I've managed to catch here and there in old bookstores) and I'm sure your grandmother was a great lady if she read them! :D

Nic.-
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GrAY-MAZ Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
they made it into a radio program, yea! the shadow.... it was a series, then later when i was 4 they made a remake movie
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:iconshadowtricker:
Shadowtricker Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
It is indeed a glorious partnership, and you've captured a wonderful atmosphere in the lighting!
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:iconscarletrider:
ScarletRider Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009   General Artist
Was looking up Rocketeer pics, and I was gobsmacked when I came across this. Awesome work!
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:iconnicolasrgiacondino:
NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Jack! I hope I can revisit the character some time soon, because it was one of my favourites as a child and I'm glad I can make him justice.

Nic.-
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sullobog Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
my God
I love your shadow stuff
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:iconnicolasrgiacondino:
NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Alex! I reckon I should revisit The Shadow soon ;)...

Nic.-
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Whoo-hoooo! More Shadow art!

I have to say you have the best Shadow art out there. It's so wonderfully versatile! Each piece is really full of personality and a real story behind it (even before one reads the comments).

Great work! Hope to see more soon!
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm truly honoured that I'm able to do this great character justice, Diane! And more so when I get to hear the praise from its fans, who are the ones that truly make him a legend.
I think the word versatile is indeed one of the best to describe my style; it usually looks as though it would not work with certain types of characters or stories, but ends up being just right fr the job everytime, which is something I'm proud of, of course.

As for more Shadow art... there will be! I still have to add a member to the trio you've seen so far ;)...

Nic.-
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Your depection of the Shadow is the closest to the one of my childhood. When I was young, I either wanted to be Batman, the Shadow, or a Ghostbuster. And with the Shadow, I primarily embraced the 1930s radio show, the 40s pulps, and the Dennis O'Neil/Michael Kaluta comics, which were both very dark, gritty, and menacing, but with a sense of off-beat humour mixed in. I'm probably one of the few Shadow fans that dislike his "superpowers". I always thought he was mortal with mad ninja skills, who could induce fear and hide in a lit room and you never knew it; I loved the fists and guns and blood, back when he was judge, jury, and executioner.

I think "versatile" really fits your style. There's such personality and story and atmosphere packed into a drawings. The characters aren't part of background, but pop out as its own, as if it's about to jump out of my screen because the paper simple can't seem to contain it. Does that make any sense?

A question out of curoisity: When the trio now in the jungle, is anyone else from the pulp genre going to pop in, like Tarzan or Sheena?
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Wolfblade670 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
The Shadow + The Rocketeer = Awesome and Win. :D
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Ben!

Nic.-
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shaggyoz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Very Nice mix man! Any more people don't know who both of these guys are. Nice mixture and story too! Great piece man!
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, mate! There's not a lot of people that remember them as vividly, indeed... but it was fun to find a lot still did from their childhood days! I hope I can do one more soon enough, to add one more team member that this combo is in need of ;)...

Nic.-
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shaggyoz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
One more.... I dunno who that can be... Gearge of the jungle? or something? I stumped man.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahaha... let's just say there's too much testosterone in the team so far, and it's in dire need of a woman's touch ;)...

Nic.-
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shaggyoz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Very nice my friend very nice :icongrin--plz:
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DanaksZoul Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
This is the crowning moment of aweome in, like, everything. My love of pulp has gotten exactly what it wants out of life. *happy sigh*

=^__^=
Anneko
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very, very much, Anne! I'm always humbled when I hear pulp fans praise my works so vehemently and I hope I have time soon to revisit these characters!

:hug:

Nic.-
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Father-J Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
I love you!
*ahem* I- I'm a fan of The Shadow and The Rocketeer. This is great.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
It's always great to be loved, Dave, especially when it's got to do with my work :D...

Thank you very much!

Nic.-
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Father-J Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
You're welcome!
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:iconspicemaster:
spicemaster Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
I wish there was a new shadow comic book and that you were the artist.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Now THAT is a compliment indeed! Thank you Joe!

Nic.-
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RobertMakes Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thatt's like the two coolest heros ever on one picture! Amazing! Wonderful! The itself is also wonderful.
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:iconnicolasrgiacondino:
NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, mate! Glad you liked it, and I hope I can make another one with these characters...

Nic.-
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:iconjaxhunin:
jaxhunin Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
The Shadow.....and the Rocketeer......a Wicked Team-up
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:iconnicolasrgiacondino:
NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Jax! Getting compliments on this illustration always reminds me that I should revisit The Shadow once again...

Nic.-
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jaxhunin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
no prob
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TheMaskedShrike Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Holy cow. I can't say anything but 'Swell!'
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