Shade, the Changing Woman #4

Writer: Cecil Castellucci Artist: Marley Zarcone, Jamie Coe Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: June 6, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

After her homeworld was destroyed, Shade became a refugee on Meta, where her family was deemed unfit to raise her. Then two decades later, she was taken by Madness to Earth, where she was placed in another's body and lived out the consequences of a life she never lived. In order to deal with these traumas, Shade buried her heart. Now new and old threats pursue her and her friends, but without a heart, can Shade even pretend to care about these outward horrors - let alone the ones she herself caused?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jun 6, 2018

    This most recent run of Shadeis approaching the climax as Shade is on the way to saving the Earth from the invading Cray, but more importantly she's on the way to saving herself as she learns the value of the human heart. If we could all learn such a lesson. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 6, 2018

    I don't know where this comic is going. I don't know how it will end. I don't know if I'll even be able to explain it to someone when it's wrapped up. But I do know I'll be thoroughly enthralled when it happens. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Nicole Herviou Jun 6, 2018

    This issue is about two things that we can all relate to, amongst a lot of other-worldly chaos. The madness has become an adversary for Shade and her friends as another threat hurdles towards earth. For them to come out on top, they'll have to come together, and Shade will have to find her heart. With excellent art bringing vibrant characters to life, this issue propels the delightful story forward with something we all need -- hope. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Jun 6, 2018

    Read Shade the Changing Woman. Definitely read it from the beginning of this sequel series, perhaps read Shade the Changing Girl first, but Shade the Changing Woman is worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jun 13, 2018

    Its only four issues in, but Shade, the Changing Woman is already a reliable and powerful read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 7, 2018

    As the saga of Shade The Changing Woman enters its final act in Shade the Changing Woman #4, Cecil Castellucci is telling the story of an invasion of Earth unlike any we've ever seen in comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Kelly Gaines Jun 6, 2018

    And a quick P.S.- Read Shade the Changing Man, whether you like Shade the Changing Woman or not, it has a similar madness with a different soul- the soul of Rac Shade. It's one of the best comics I've read, and as a companion piece to the Young Animal version, it drives a deep message home. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Chris Jun 6, 2018

    As the end looms near, Shade finally decides to get her rear-in-gear and quit it with the pretentious platitudes.  The art, which is fantastic, will likely have to carry this one across the finish line. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 6, 2018

    The issue reads as the opposite of filler, but the effect is similar as almost every moment is focused on what comes next instead of the significance of the present. Read Full Review

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