The Shade #11

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Frazer Irving Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 15, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The Celestial Pharaohs, the secret power behind an ancient cult, are rampaging through London! A weakened Shade must stop them, even if it means exploring dangerous new aspects of the shadow dimension from which he draws his powers!

  • 9.0
    Outer Realm Comics - thanosrules Sep 16, 2012

    The last page ends nearly a year of storytelling for The Shade, and sets up his final story for the maxi-series, his origin. Now this, this is what we have been waiting for! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Aug 20, 2012

    "The Shade" #11 has some uneven storytelling, but the good parts are too good to pass up, and the ending leads smoothly into what will be another "Times Past" installment and final issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Aug 17, 2012

    Irving's style is at it's worst unique, and at its best, as it is here, jaw dropping. His storytelling prowess rivals the best the industry has to offer, and his creativity in layout, page construction and character design only seems to be growing. I could stare at these splash pages for ages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Aug 15, 2012

    This is going to be such a great book once its collected. It will be interesting to see what the reading experience is like when you are moving from one artistic style to the next, and it's definitely something I am looking forward to. While I can't say that the art in this issue was my favorite in this series, I will say that this is one of the best written issues of THE SHADE thus far. It feels like the perfect penultimate issue, the way it closes up the final arc but doesn't quite give the reader closure on the series as a whole. I definitely recommend that new readers start this series from the beginning -- it's really worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Aug 17, 2012

    Still, it's worth reading an overly wordy script to get the payoff on the themes that Robinson has been playing with. It's a lucky enough event that Robinson's miniseries was able to make it to its conclusion. It's even luckier still, for readers who've stuck with it, that this story proved to be worth telling all the way through. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 22, 2012

    Somewhat slow and dense for what should be the climax of a pretty fantastic story. Read Full Review

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