Thanks for the FDK!
I'm enjoying this story, and I'm sure the details you've added would mean more if I knew more about The Shadow.
The references to the superheroes went past me. My experience with comic book superheroes is very limited. Sorry.
I am very happy you are enjoying this fic. Don't worry, as we get farther into it all of the allusions will become self-explanatory.
The references for two of them are the same in the comic books as they are in the movies that were made. The last one they changed slightly. I will IM you with a hint, but please do not post the answers to the FDK thread.
Herb replied, My boy, I never say
impossible. "Lois and Clarks"
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