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Henry Ralston

Detective Story Magazine (1931)

Real Name
Henry William Ralston
Biography:
Gender

First "Shadow" publication

Creations
The Shadow, Doc Savage

Place of Birth
United States of America

Date of Birth
Date of Death

Unknown

Professional History

Henry W. Ralston began working at Street & Smith in 1898. He rose through the ranks and become Vice-President of the company.

When the public began asking for "that Shadow magazine," after hearing his "spooky" voice on the Detective Story Hour radio program, Ralston quickly appointed editorial director Frank Blackwell to develop a new pulp magazine to feature the mysterious crime fighter, thus protecting "The Shadow's" name and copyright.

From there, Blackwell hired writer Walter B. Gibson who was friends with one of the editors at Street & Smith, Lon Murray. John Nanovic, a newly hired editor, was to helm the new magazine. He began collaborating with Gibson on the stories. The three men; Ralston, Nanovic and Gibson, met together for some thirteen years to plot each of The Shadow's novels.

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