Shade, the Changing Girl #5

Shade, the Changing Girl #5

Writer: Cecil Castellucci Artist: Marley Zarcone, Chynna Clugston-Flores Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 1, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 8
7.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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Which is more powerful? These new human emotions or the madness that brought Shade to Earth? Balancing both is difficult, as the divide between where she is now and where she comes from grows deeper. It's all about duality as the future and the past are racing to catch up with Shade. She sees strange visions of a possible tomorrow while Megan, the girl whose body she stole, is racing across galaxies to take her life back. Plus, an all-new backup feature: Shade's favorite TV show, Life With Honey, comes to comics!

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Feb 6, 2017

    Arguably the best of the Young Animal line up, Castellucci and co. bring their opening storyline to a soaring climax. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Chris Feb 1, 2017

    Shade the Changing Girl wraps up with another killer cliffhanger.  Just when we think we're going to get some answers, we get more questions instead.  Thankfully these are questions I want to stick around to see answered!  Another strong offering. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Feb 1, 2017

    Ultimately, Shade the Changing Girl remains a bit of an enigma. It's a resonant and poignant book with beautiful visuals that are undercut by inconsistent plotting. That said, this latest issue is the strongest out of the series. It uses its singular visual style in a delightful way that captures the many discordant emotions and needs of a teenager. It's by far the most young adult of the Young Animal titles and fulfills a specific niche in DC's current catalogue. I don't support this book unreservedly, but I do recognize its strengths and its importance on the shelf. If you haven't tried it yet, I certainly think it's worth a shot. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Feb 11, 2017

    The last couple of pages show us an episode of Life with Honey, a tv show that Shade enjoys watching. Its mildly amusing, but nothing memorable. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Feb 1, 2017

    Overall, definitely an interesting and different sort of story to read. Read Full Review

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