The Shade #9

The Shade #9

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Frazer Irving Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 13, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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The final chapter of this amazing epic begins here, with fantastic art by FRAZER IRVING (BATMAN AND ROBIN, XOMBI)! THE SHADE returns to his hometown, London, to get to the bottom of the mystery of who tried to kill him!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jun 13, 2012

    Aside from those first few pages, however, I found myself enjoying Irving's art in this issue. I think his artistic style really complimented the dark tones and premise of this issue. It wasn't nearly as light-hearted as some other issues before it (like the issue featuring Jill Thompson's art, or Darwyn Cooke). As a result I think it really added to the mood that Robinson was trying to convey. I also think Irving managed to depict The Shade's superpowers really well on panel towards the end of the issue. Robinson delivers another fantastic issue, and I continue to really look forward to this series every month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outer Realm Comics - thanosrules Sep 16, 2012

    While at times these issues have quite a bit of dialog (which some people feel slows the story down - no complaints here BTW), this one has enough action, violence and intrigue to satisfy even the pickiest reader. It also leaves you with a great cliffhanger - one of the best since Issue #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 15, 2012

    Another rock-solid issue with only a couple hairline cracks in the writing, glossed over with eminently suitable imagery from the latest guest artist. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 18, 2012

    So, a great story that's more horror than superhero, excellent art and inspired characters. That's what we call a great combination! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 13, 2012

    "The Shade" has been a thoroughly enjoyable and high quality mini-series since its debut, and "The Shade" #9 continues that level of excellence. I'm looking forward to a collection of "The Shade" that can sit next to my "Starman Omnibus" volumes on my bookshelf (having it match would sure be nice, hint hint). "The Shade" is a series that you'll want to be able to sit down and read again and again. Read Full Review

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