The Shade #8

The Shade #8

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Jill Thompson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 16, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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A "TIMES PAST" issue! The Shade encounters a family member in trouble and an evil cult as he uncovers more about his family than he'd hoped. Guest art by JILL THOMPSON!

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 17, 2012

    Even if you aren't reading "The Shade" (and if not, shame on you), you might want to take a look at this issue to see what Thompson's been up to when we weren't paying attention. I suspect you'll be surprised, because no matter how good you already think she is, the reality is that now she's even better. Comics like "The Shade" #8 demonstrate just how great this medium can be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima May 16, 2012

    If you've been with The Shade since the start you will feel rewarded with this issue. You'll recognize Caldecott's character who appeared at the start of the series; and we learn a lot more about him in this issue. Not only does Caldecott, the Shade's grandson, become more familiar with this issue; but so does the Shade. At the very end of the story, the final line in the book, The Shade reveals that he cannot remember whether he "cried" when he discovered his wife had passed away. It's a moment that really makes me wonder whether he (The Shade) had detached himself from humanity because really, he isn't human. He's something of an ageless, eternal being; and therefore cannot relate to people and the rest of society. Perhaps this is why he did not mourn his wife's passing, because he felt nothing for her. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outer Realm Comics - thanosrules May 28, 2012

    With a bit more forgotten than remembered, this parable of good vs. evil in a time long ago, provided us with much needed insight on the Shade, his kin, and who has been keeping the skeletons company in the labyrinth of family closets... We need all the background we can get, as there are only four issues left... up next, "Of London now and of Egypt old" as we edge ever closer to the promised origin of the Shade and conclusion to this amazing series! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 20, 2012

    It's hard to believe we only have four issues left. Robinson has introduced so many fascinating elements to his story and star that you can stay engrossed for much, much longer. Read Full Review

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