Shade, the Changing Woman #1

Writer: Cecil Castellucci Artist: Marley Zarcone, Jamie Coe Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Shade has shed her alien identity. She's stepped out of her original Earth body and into another one. Now, free of the burdens of any past life, and finally on her own, she sets out to see more of her new home. But how does she cope when the madness takes all the human emotions she was forced to confront in the Milk Wars and turns them into a bouillabaisse of memory and confusion? And to make it even more challenging, Shade must also face her namesake, the original Changing Man.

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Mar 15, 2018

    It really comes down to this. If you liked Shade, the Changing Girl, you will love Shade, the Changing Woman. If you hadnt read the first series, you ought to, and may as well start picking this one up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Trevor Richardson Mar 7, 2018

    A poetic, reflective script and trippy art make this issue a must get for fans of the previous series and anyone looking for something completely unique. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Mar 14, 2018

    Shade the Changing Woman brings readers who are returning right back to where the title left off last year while leaving new readers in the metaphoric dust. While it fails as a jumping on point, the team stays true to form, keeping all of the signature aspects of Shade readers have grown to love while continuing Lomas journey forward. Young Animal continues to pump out one great title after another, and this second wave of new titles is off to an amazing start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Mar 7, 2018

    As a debut issue it does everything it needs to do. Readers will understand everything that Loma Shade can lose in this series, and all the ways that that loss can occur, while also establishing that this is a series that would never be content to be predictable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Spokhette Ballard Mar 7, 2018

    I also like Marley Zarcone's art in this issue. It was very cartoon-like. I loved the think lines, and it's cleaner not as sketchy as other comics I've read in the recent past. I definitely want to learn more about Shade's limbo world. I want to know who the person in the funky coat is, and I want to learn what happened to her Avian body, and whats next for her. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 7, 2018

    The more quiet, human moments of the series were always the strongest, and the scenes were River tries to get back to something resembling normalcy were excellent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 7, 2018

    Shade is back in all her introspective wonderful weirdness! On a new path, Shade continues to explore the meaning of life and now death as only an alien in a human body can do, and yet it remains so familiar. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Mar 7, 2018

    Shade, The Changing Woman #1 takes all of the lessons from its predecessor and reveals a confident new start that's better than ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Mar 12, 2018

    Shade, the Changing Woman doesn't waste time in hitting the ground running in an excellent series opener from Cecil Castellucci. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Mar 12, 2018

    "Shade, the Changing Woman" #1 doesn't change all that much different from the previous series and continues to be one of Young Animal's brightest stars! Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Chris Mar 7, 2018

    I'm 14 and this is deep.  Overly purple writing... and a lack of linearity in the story made this a bit of a chore to read.  Light years better than Milk Wars, but missing the charm of the previous volume.  The art is still fantastic. Read Full Review

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