Shadow Magazine Vol 2 39
The Man Who Was Death
Radio information

Blue Coal

Aired date

February 29, 1948

Running time

30 min

Preceded by

The Nursery Rhyme Murders (Radio Show)

Followed by

The Beast of Darrow House (Radio Show)


A lab experiment goes wrong and a scientist ends up with radiation poisoning. Realizing he will soon die, he goes on a robbing spree to collect money for his soon to be widowed wife. However, after killing his first victim, he becomes obsessed of being "the burning man," and begins to terrorize the city.

Full CastEdit

Supporting Characters:


  • Roger Lash (a scientist; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Hendrix (a lab assistant; dies)
  • Margret Lash (Roger's wife)

Notes and ReferencesEdit


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