The Shade #3

The Shade #3

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Cully Hamner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 14, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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The Shade must take a trip "Down Under" to find the answers he seeks about his past! In Sydney, he encounters an old ally named Diablo Blacksmith. But deep in the heart of the Outback lies a monstrous foe, one that The Shade must face completely on his own, and one that knows all of The Shade's weaknesses.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Dec 14, 2011

    I absolutely love Cully Hamner's work on this title -- it's absolutely gorgeous. He captures expression and emotion beautifully and I absolutely adore his portrayal of the Shade. The scenes where the Shade sheds bits of clothing during battle and gains them again (ex. where he is walking up the stairs of Darnell's home) is a fantastic visual. Everything about the Shade is shadowy, it's hard to tell what's real. This is part of what makes the character so alluring. By far one of the bet series coming from DC right now. This is an okay starting point if you are looking to pick it up, although I do recommend going back and picking up the two previous issues as well, if possible. A lot of fun, overall. Read Full Review

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

    Highly Recommended. Both for its story and the fact that it is part of the larger arc(s) in this series. This issue is all about learning and letting go. The Shade has been around a LONG time. He has built up a lot of automated defenses that keep him safe, but like any "wall", they also keep him from growing past his weaknesses. In this issue we see the Shade breaking down these barriers - physically, mentally and emotionally. The symbolism is fantastic. The non-variant cover captures it wonderfully. In the end, with his defenses down, he is able to gain access to what he seeks, which just opens up another mysterious door for the reader. This is a great addition to the series. I cannot wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 17, 2011

    Intriguing questions for both the plot and our protagonist's ultimate fate, supplemented by some terrifically zany action. Well worth your time and regard. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 14, 2011

    We're a quarter of the way through "The Shade" now and I'm in love with this series as much as I was with "Starman" back in the day. We've still got great artists on deck (Darwyn Cooke for a "Times Past" story next month, and then Javier Pulido steps on board for #5-7) and Robinson is turning out some of his best scripts in a decade. This is a top-notch comic; if you haven't been reading it, now is a great time to catch up. Read Full Review

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