Shade, the Changing Girl #8

Shade, the Changing Girl #8

Writer: Cecil Castellucci Artist: Marley Zarcone, Audrey Mok Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: May 10, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
8.3Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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Shade hits the road! After her high school friends made it clear they didn't want her around, Shade realized she doesn't want to be there anyway. Map in hand, she decides to explore America. First stop: Gotham City. The city's population may have seen its fair share of madness, but never like this. The only thing Shade didn't factor in is that embracing her powers ends up signaling her home planet as to her whereabouts, and Meta police are going to come looking for her stolen coat.

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton May 11, 2017

    One thing that I have enjoyed about the Young Animal imprint as a whole in the sheer amount of imagination it adds to the DC Universe, and Shade the Changing Girl#8is no exception. Using poetry, snatches of conversation, a whirlwind travelogue, and bursts of pop art colors, Cecil Castellucci, Marley Zarcone, and Kelly Fitzpatrick craft a comic that will even make the most jaded Batman fan smile and maybe scratch their head a little bit. The book isa lot like those music videos that Prince, Seal, and others did for the Burton/Schumacher era Batman movies, but with like 100 times less darkness and man pain. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler May 10, 2017

    It's achingly beautiful, but not the best narrative. Stands tall solely as a work of art, but maybe not as tall as a freedom-loving, green statue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri May 15, 2017

    More about the feeling than the plot, the journey rather than the reason, and expertly portrayed by every member of the creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway May 10, 2017

    Your Magical Mystery Tour through Gotham City awaits, and you won't even need to wear the M-Vest to enjoy it. There's a bit of a pause in the action as Shade enjoys this blue marble she's made her home, and fans of the series should feel well gratified by it. Everything about this character just rings so true to me. Even the crappy bits. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton May 12, 2017

    Now its not like she moves on before the end of the issue. Shade will be in Gotham for a while longer, so maybe she will reach Arkham sooner or later. Read Full Review

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