Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Exclusive Preview of THE SHADE #2

From DC's THE SOURCE blog this morning:

Exclusive Preview of THE SHADE #2

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

By Alex Nagorski

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read THE SHADE #1, do not continue reading this preview or look at the preview pages after the jump.


Last month, THE SHADE #1 ended with a major cliff hanger and MTV GEEK named the comic as their #1 comic book for the month of October.

In tomorrow’s issue #2, we immediately learn that Deathstroke is not the only one thirsty for Shade’s blood. In order to discover who else is after him (and why!), Shade must embark on a globe-trotting adventure. The first stop? Hamburg, Germany, where the private investigator Von Hammer seems to have the first piece of the puzzle. But can Shade find the answers he’s looking for before the vicious beast Bete-Noire gets to Von Hammer?

THE SHADE #2 comes from the fan-favorite creative team of James Robinson and Cully Hamner.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cully's Variant Cover For THE SHADE #2

My variant cover for THE SHADE #2's been revealed over at DC's THE SOURCE blog, along with a brief review roundup:

THE SHADE Travels Beyond Opal City

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

By Alex Nagorski

(Cully Hamner’s variant cover for THE SHADE #2)

When it first appeared in 1994, Opal City became home to the characters of acclaimed writer James Robinson’s NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series, STARMAN. Fast forward nearly two decades and Opal City still serves as these characters’ home base.

But that might not be the case for too much longer. Robinson recently let us know that in upcoming issues of THE SHADE, the 12-issue miniseries that spun out of STARMAN, the series’ protagonist would be crossing Opal City’s borders and taking his adventures across the globe.

“I’m excited for readers to see the Shade outside his usual milieu of Opal City,” Robinson told us. “As the mystery around Deathstroke’s attack on him deepens, look forward in issues #2 and #3 to the Shade venturing to the moody alleys of Hamburg, Germany and the barren, bright Australian outback where he will encounter both deadly native gods and the mysterious world of dreamtime.”

Illustrated by Cully Hamner, THE SHADE #1 was an instant hit with fans and critics alike. Check out some highlights of the praise it received below and be sure to pick up issue #2 when it hits stores on November 16th.

“This is a perfect comic book … This is writer James Robinson at his best, working on a character he knows better than anyone, and we couldn’t be happier.” – MTV GEEK, #1 comic book for the month of October

“THE SHADE #1 is a glorious return to form, topped with a beautiful painted cover from Tony Harris, and a welcome trip back to the STARMAN corner of the DC Universe … THE SHADE #1 is fantastic, that’s all you need to know, and we’ve still got 11 more issues. Bring them on.” – COMIC BOOK RESOURCES

“Robinson’s story is compelling so far, giving us charming, intriguing characters and having fun with the form.” – CRAVE ONLINE

“The writer closes on a deliberately shocking ending that will leave you intrigued to pick up issue #2 as soon as possible.” – IGN

“Really beautiful book, well written with good structure.” – COMICVINE, 5/5 star review

“James Robinson is at his best when he is able to play with words and that’s what Shade gives him; a character who enjoys words as much as the author does.” NEWSARAMA