The Shade #4

The Shade #4

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Cully Hamner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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In the tradition of the "Times Past" issues of STARMAN comes a story of revenge, murder and betrayal set in the 1940s! The Shade is just beginning his long criminal career, but when an industrialist who is helping with the war effort is targeted for assassination, the Shade surprisingly seeks to help save the man! Who is this man, and who is the strange woman on this issue's cover? Find out more about the Shade's true origin in this story illustrated by the amazing team of Darwyn Cooke and J. Bone!

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

    Highly Recommended. I would definitely not miss this Times Past issue of The Shade! It was extremely enjoyable and filled with a lot of great characters. It has just the right amounts of action, dialog, twists and turns - all this with the completion of the back-story hinted in the last issue. I am very much looking forward to the next, and fifth installment of this series! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jan 11, 2012

    Of the three issues of THE SHADE, this one is by far my favorite. As we travel to uncover the Shade's origin, the story grows increasingly more interesting. Paired with the art of Darwyn Cooke, THE SHADE #4 tops this weeks comics as one of the best. Robinson has once again crafted an interesting, alluring story whilst maintaining the Shade in a shroud of mystery. I highly recommend picking up the previous issues, although this does feel like a good jumping on point for a new reader. Gorgeous book all around. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 15, 2012

    If you missed it in the "New 52" rush, you should look harder. You should be reading this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jan 13, 2012

    From Tony Harris' pulp-inspired cover to the lively adventure serial plot, this is pure entertainment, working exceptionally well as both a done-in-one and thematic tie to the overall series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 13, 2012

    Given Robinson's forte for reimagining Golden Age heroes, and his affinity for that period in general, how can the issue be anything other than, to use a word sadly out of use nowadays, wonderful? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Jan 12, 2012

    Cooke pulls you ever closer and closer into the confidential discussions of these two men and then quite literally broadens your horizons with large panels as Shade begins telling the man about his grand adventures. And it all works because Cooke makes you privy to the personal moments just as skillfully as he gets you excited by the fighting and punching. Read Full Review

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