The Shade #2

The Shade #2

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Cully Hamner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 23, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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After surviving a brutal attack in Opal City, the Shade must leave his beloved home in search of answers. His first stop is Hamburg, Germany, where the violent, invulnerable private investigator Von Hammer has the first piece of the puzzle. But to reach the detective, the Shade must duel with darkness against French shadow villain Bete Noir. The menace and mystery are just beginning in this second part of the Shade's global odyssey!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Nov 23, 2011

    This issue isn't only about characterization, either; there's plenty of magic and action in the book as well. Hamner is also the perfect person to draw this issue and his style matches the story incredibly well. Definitely a fun book. Although I recommend getting the first issue, if you want to start with issue #2 it will be easy to follow along. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Mar 1, 2012

    I highly recommend this issue. I would also recommend that you read the first issue in this series before you crack this one open. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 23, 2011

    This is the second issue of twelve. For those expecting a continuation of anything Robinson started in "Starman," they're going to be disappointed in the lack of Starman. I am certain, however, that anyone picking up this title for more of what they found in "Starman," however, will be quite thrilled with the yarn Robinson is dishing up. This is a fun, adventurous, unpredictable book. Thankfully we've got ten more to go. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 24, 2011

    The series reads like a mix between thriller, caper, and spy. There really is nothing like it on the stands right now, and it packs a lot of bang for its buck. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Nov 28, 2011

    Let's hope he's as intriguing as the immortal Shade himself, though that's not very likely. Starman readers know there's enough to this anti-hero to make his love affair with Opal City cop Hope O'Dare something worth fighting for, but that doesn't mean he hasn't had a very long time to make some very bad enemies. Robinson is much more at home here than he was putting the Justice League through the motions prior to October. Let's hope the mix of repartee and action with a mystical bent is a balance he can maintain. Read Full Review

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