Shade, the Changing Girl #2

Shade, the Changing Girl #2

Writer: Cecil Castellucci Artist: Marley Zarcone Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: November 2, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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Shade has settled into her adopted human body, but the rest of her high school isn't sure how to deal with this strange new behavior from the girl they once knew. The more Shade learns about Megan's former life, the more she realizes everyone hates her. It's one of many fresh sensations Shade is getting to know. Being a human is galaxies different than being from Meta, and it's not going to be easy balancing all of that with the madness that brought her here.

  • 10
    Florida Geek Scene - Manny Gomez Nov 9, 2016

    I really can't sing enough praises about this title, or Young Animal in general. This whole line has the potential to be a new Vertigo, but with an identity of its own, relevant to its place and time; reflectiveof a new generation of comic book creators and fans. Visit your local comics shop today and pick this book up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 3, 2016

    Continuing the title's commitment to stylish visuals and emotional teen centered storytelling Shade, the Changing Girl #2 continues to be a standout entry for DC's newest imprint. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Ashley Leckwold Nov 5, 2016

    So far in its first two issues, Shade, The Changing Girl is a dense book. It throws you right into the Madness experienced by Shade as she tries to navigate her new life. The balance between Cecil Castellucci's writing and Marley Zarcone and Kelly Fitzpatrick's art makes sure of that. However, in the Madness, there is still a relatable story. In the case of this particular issue, it's isolation. If you were any sort of weird kid in school, Shade's struggle to understand the politics of popularity as well as her own life and her boredom with the material being taught is a straight blast from the past. Granted, with the extra alien layer, but that's what makes it so mind bending and great. Part of what makes it so easy to lose yourself in this book is the colorful and twisty art from Zarcone and Fitzpatrick. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Chris Nov 2, 2016

    Another solid issue of Shade.  A great "feeling out" chapter involving our star... her inhabitant... and the world around her/them.  The narrative remained strong whenever Shade was on panel, however, the Meta angle feels a bit slow to start.  Not an indictment by any means, I just felt the Metan scenes dragged a bit.  Art is still psychedelic and wonderful.  Definitely looking forward to seeing where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 2, 2016

    I enjoyed the first issue. I liked what it was setting up and I was glad to see it was a part of Young Animal. Shade: The Changing Girl #2 is better. It beats the second issue slump over the head and manages to add more intrigue to this already strange and fascinating world. I will be back for more and hope that DC continues to give this series and the Young Animal line of books the time it needs to develop and grow into a powerhouse division for the publisher. Really, I just want more weird ass books that have excellent writing and art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 2, 2016

    A very clever thematic tie-in to the main story makes this feel like these back ups are building to something. They are a fun surprise so far! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Lukas Schmitt Nov 5, 2016

    If there's one thing Shade the Changing Girl isn't, it's boring. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Nov 6, 2016

    A solid second issue, if not as gripping as the first. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Liam Budd Nov 7, 2016

    A weird and wonderful clockwork puzzle. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Nov 16, 2016

    After such a great first comic, I did find Shade, the Changing Girl #2 a bit more ordinary. However, that is probably unfair. It is still a very good issue. I think high school stories are a bit overdone, so Im hoping that this element of the series will be balanced by other, more unusual aspects of Loma and Megans story. The set-up for the issue is still fantastic. Her friends tried to murder her, so Im sure that will become an important plotline soon. Castellucci and Zarcone are still doing something pretty unique. As long as they give readers the type of originality shown in the debut, the series will still be well worth the trip. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Lisa Allison Nov 3, 2016

    I wanted a bit more action and found myself a little bored. We just lolled along through Loma's discovery of the human body and high school classes. The story is a bit shallow for my liking. I hope they dare to swim in the deep end in future issues. Read Full Review

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