Milk Wars: Shade The Changing Girl/Wonder Woman #1

Writer: Cecil Castellucci, Magdalene Visaggio Artist: Mirka Andolfo, Sonny Liew Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 14, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 12
8.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

"MILK WARS" part three! Shade has been split into multiple parts, each representing a different mood, all in service to the perfect and beautiful Wonder Wife. But Happy Shade is starting to sense that not all is right in Wonderland, and she finds something strange staring back at her on the other side of the looking glass! Plus, part three of the Eternity Girl backup story!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Feb 14, 2018

    If you like Shade the Changing Girl, you will like this crossover event. Heck, if you like anything under the Young Animal imprint, youll probably like this. Its a strange creation and while I dont know how someone signed off on this acid trip, it is well worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Feb 16, 2018

    If you aren't following the "Milk Wars" crossover, you should be. Shade, the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special #1 is another fun and insightful issue that continues to build on the Young Animal characters and the unique world they inhabit while firmly establishing them in the broader DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Nicole Herviou Feb 14, 2018

    This book is crazy and off the wall, but it isn't nonsense. It's conveying a very clear message about the place of women in the world, and what's expected of this segment of the population. It's the resistance story we'd expect from a Shade and Wonder Woman team-up, and it keeps on delivering. This all-female creative team absolutely crushes it on all fronts, and keeps us from having Milk Wars fatigue halfway through the insane series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Connor Willesden Feb 14, 2018

    Shade/Wonder Woman is a great story that addresses traditional gender roles of women while also saying that they aren't a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 18, 2018

    The Shade/Wonder Woman Special #1 brings an engaging and bizarre tale of emotional balance, intelligence, and control. The stream-of-consciousness flow gives it a unique and strange pacing that ties into its themes very well. The art is good to match, and its backup story takes an interesting turn. This one is definitely recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 14, 2018

    Shade the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special #1 is easily the most compelling and disturbing one-shot of the "Milk Wars" event so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Feb 16, 2018

    Not bad by any stretch, just a story that might leave you wishing it could run two or three issues to really flesh out the concept. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Feb 16, 2018

    The world has become a darker and more dangerous place since the US elected a misogynist Nazi and his homophobic Bible thumping veep. They want to shove their white milk culture down our throats. We all need a Shade, the Changing Girl to remind us we need to stand up for ourselves, and not just passively become Wonder Wives. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Feb 14, 2018

    While there's nothing earth-shaking in this story, it makes for a pleasant and smart diversion using the strengths of both its lead heroines. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Feb 14, 2018

    All in all though, I think Shade the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman #1 is, in spite of some major issues, quite a remarkable book. It's message is perhaps the most nuanced and refined of all the Milk Wars titles so far, and everyone on this creative team is firing on full cylinders, making even the most baffling moments of the book enjoyable to watch. It's not a technically perfect work by any stretch, but it has definitely stuck with me in a way that few comics do. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jennifer DeRoss Feb 15, 2018

    If you can make it through the problems in the main story, this really is a delightfully trippy and well done issue. The visuals are on point and the pacing is perfect. This is fantastic in the best possible ways and it really does try to make a strong statement about women being more than what some may think. This is especially pertinent in the era they are invoking. In the time we are now, we would do well to remember that there is a little bit of Wonder Woman in every woman too. Even in the housewives who love their appliances. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Eric Brown Feb 17, 2018

    While perhaps not as strong or weird as the preceding two issues, this is still a fun and interesting issue. I liked the concepts in the issue, but it was missing something. Definitely worth a read through. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jeremy Joanes Feb 15, 2018

    This is a difficult comic to recommend as it is unfriendly to new readers, but it's a necessary installment of the Milk Wars arc. Shade, the Changing Girl readers will probably not have a tough time, but it will be slog for anyone else. The internal story of the issue isn't especially hard to follow, you'll just have no idea who Shade is and what she's about. This may make readers wonder what her series and, if you're into psychedelic comics, Shade the Changing Girl is the comic to read. The Wonder Woman parts are enjoyable, and the art is captivating. Check it out, but be prepared to be a little confused. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Kelly Gaines Feb 14, 2018

    I won't tell you that you should go out and pick up Shade the Changing Girl/ Wonder Woman #1. If you haven't read much of either character, I would actually advise against it. This is not a good first impression of either. However, if you have been following Shade, the Changing Girl or you're a long-time fan of Wonder Woman, I would absolutely recommend reading this issue. After reading this review, you'll be prepared for the initial blow and able to just appreciate the striking detail that went into making what is essentially anti-Wonder Woman. It's gross. It's creepy. And it's impossibly well done. If this is an omen of what Milk Wars has to offer, I'm excited. It's good to see DC making good on their promise to weird us all out. I'm weirded out, and I feel like I bought a one-way ticket to a week of nightmares and a newly developed aversion to Dustbusters. Well played, DC. Well played. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Chris Feb 14, 2018

    A confusing and unpleasant read. The art does some mighty heavy lifting, however, I could not imagine suggesting anybody to spend five dollars on this. Read Full Review

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