A convincingly tense piece of magical realism that makes good use of the title characters, a good thing as Milligan will use half the cast in his upcoming Justice League Dark. Read Full Review
IGN - Aug 3, 2011
And the visuals are certainly worth the price of admission this month. Fernando Blanco provides layouts while Scott Koblish handles the finishes. This hardly results in the most consistent look, but the art really amps up when it counts. The duo capture all the psychedelic goodness of Shade's world. The most stunning pages are those that occur outside of the seedy confines of Flashpoint Earth and in more spectral realms like the Area of Madness. It's not a proper Shade story without a little psychedelia to add flavor. Read Full Review
All that can really be said about the Secret Seven is that it shows just how awesome the Secret Six are even more and it served as a way to re familiarize people with the character of Shade before going into the relaunch. I've long been a fan of Shade and under Peter Milligan's hand as well as the original run he did pre-Vertigo was just trippy and surreal in a way that was exhilarating. This series is just a complete mess though with what it wants to do as it's never truly defined, brings in too much baggage and just never feels like it knew what it wanted to do. It's filled with sex, violence and characters that are hard pressed to be called heroes on their best day. It had its moments, some of them quite disturbing, but as a whole it's one of the weakest if not the weakest book of the event. Read Full Review
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