INTRODUCING: THE
HARLEM
SHADOW

Born at the tail end of the Harlem Renaissance, The Harlem Shadow is the first official Black paranormal crime-fighter that hit the streets of New York around 1929-1930. He was known for his scary appearance, his vicious hand to hand combat skills and his mastery of two lethal revolvers, used to maim and disarm his enemies but never kill. In 1950 as a result of the Black Mask Act…Harlem Shadow was hunted down by New York City Police, lynch mob style, and unmasked. His name was Linden Somerset, a school teacher and librarian, and he served a twenty year jail sentence at Alcatraz Island. This is his story.

“The Harlem Shadow not only brings to life the rich culture, art, fashion, music and creativity of the Harlem Renaissance through the first black superhero of the era – but it also exposes the same grittiness and glamour that heavily influences the modern-day hip-hop community, ”
– Russell Simmons
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SOULHAMMER COMICS ( formerly Ravenhammer comics ) exists for one reason…to create ICONIC BLACK SUPERHEROES!!! This website will be the headquarters for all things concerning the creation, the illustration and the writing behind the heroes of  THE HAMMERVERSE. Classic story arcs, epic lore and top notch artwork is what we promise here at SOULHAMMER. Will all the characters be black? No. This a truly diverse universe of superheroes from all different walks of life but with a focus on the characters of color.