Here's some great summer reading for those of us with short attention spans. The Shadow Coloring Book, from 1974, features art by Tony Tallarico (of whom I've never heard) and features two complete stories, told in full page colorable pictures with captions. In the first tale, The Shadow foils a museum robbery, and in the second he catches some jewel thieves.
To make sure you get your money's worth from this post, we offer two uncolored pages. It is highly recommended that you print them out before coloring, but if you prefer to apply your crayons directly to your computer monitor, hey, go for the gusto.
The Lone Ranger Color Book, copyright 1954 but no doubt reprinted in the 70s, is somewhat less cool. The uncredited artwork is less distinguished, the publisher was cheap in applying the ink, and the pages are just random drawings. Despite the subtitle "A Western Adventure," there is no story here.
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