The Shade #6

The Shade #6

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Javier Pulido Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 14, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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An immortal villain named The Inquisitor enacts his plan to bring hell to Earth, starting in Barcelona. Luckily for the city (and the rest of the world), the Shade happens to be in town Don't miss out on a series that MTV Geek calls "a perfect comic book"!

  • 9.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Mar 15, 2012

    It is likely obvious by now that this issue has more to do with La Sangre and less to do with The Shade than most of the previous books. Do not let that discourage you. Though he may only play a supporting role in this issue, his involvement is significant to the plots progression. Oh, apparently, in the highly anticipated next issue we will see some of his most profound work yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Mar 14, 2012

    Javier Pulido's simple but refined artwork almost steals the show here. His basic page layouts provide a nice underpinning to the subdued storytelling of Robinson's script, while relying heavily on colorist Hilary Sycamore to do the heavy lifting of establishing the atmosphere of any given panel. Similarly, the color dichotomy of our lead characters – the bright red of La Sangre, the dulled green of Montpellier, and of course the dark blues and blacks of Shade – makes for an interesting palette that leaves this issue as one of the more visually impressive offerings from The Shade thus far. The only shortcomings from the art come from the line work and definition on Montpellier, whose strange costume makes for many awkward positions throughout the book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 15, 2012

    "The Shade" is a wonderful escape from the grind of superheroes, crossovers and disappointing stories. James Robinson has had the good fortune to work with a nice variety of artists on this series (with more to come) and plays the longer story to the strengths of each of those artists. The end result is a sprawling story touching corners of the DC Universe you never knew you wanted to know more about. Through it all, Robinson builds worlds, adds depth to the Shade's existence and consistently entertains in a manner that feels educational and fresh. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 17, 2012

    I can fill a book with all the things I'd like to say about this issue, nearly all of it praise, but I'll make do by telling you it is absolutely worth a read, a beautiful piece of work both in script and art. Read Full Review

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