Shade, the Changing Woman #6

Writer: Cecil Castellucci Artist: Marley Zarcone Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 1, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
7.3Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

It all comes to a head, as Shade faces every action and (non)decision she has made up to this point. Armed with the advice of mentors and the lessons she has learned from friends, Shade must decide once and for all: Can a person-be she human or avian-truly change?

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 7, 2018

    And although I am sad that the series was so brief, it told a tight and powerful story, and lasted exactly as long as it needed to. Bravo. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comicsverse - Nicole Herviou Aug 1, 2018

    SHADE, THE CHANGING WOMAN #6 is an accomplishment in comic-making. The plot is excellent, you'll fall in love with the characters all over again, and the art will make you want to frame each page and hang it on the wall. This is exactly what every reader wants from a final issue, but it will still make you sad to say goodbye. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 1, 2018

    The last page is something special. A change does happen. And it's deeply moving yet remains fun and full of possibilities. The art by Zarcone pulls the whole thing together. I just loved this series. I will read this whole thing again. It's really a beautiful series. I will remember it for sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Aug 2, 2018

    This unique title will be missed as this is the last issue of this run of Shade. The finale wraps up the loose ends, but also sets up what comes next as Loma enters the next phase of her/his life. This concept as executed brings something different to storytelling both technically and emotionally. It's a real treat to read this series, as it challenged as much as entertained. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Aug 6, 2018

    "Shade the Changing Woman" #6 concluded the only way it could have: beautifully poetic and surreal but lacking the clarity and supporting character depth that would have made this a fantastic work. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Trevor Richardson Aug 1, 2018

    The art team deliver their best work in the series for the finale, while the script felt too rushed, making major plot points less affecting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 1, 2018

    There is a tension between the life on the page and the coolness of its spoken words. While that might not make it the most thrilling or entertaining comic of 2018, it does provide a story that is absolutely fascinating to pick apart and engage with as the reader becomes another voice in the conversation it is hosting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Aug 2, 2018

    Shade has kept up the story that we were introduced before the Milk Wars. A new chapter begins as we are drawn further into the many layers that Cecil Castelucci has built throughout the series so far. The biggest downside is that the issue gets bogged down by trying to be too existential. This is evident with how Loma Shade dealt with the issues around her most notably getting her heart together and dealing with the Megan dilemma. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 2, 2018

    This issue, while displaying the book's overall genius at times, feels more like a sad reminder of what it could have been if more people bought it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 7, 2018

    A little confusing, a little bit emotional and just as messy as real life. It's the ending this book had to have. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Chris Aug 1, 2018

    A reality of the comics industry mixed with an unwillingness to accept and adapt to that reality, makes for a muddled mess of a finale.  Ten pounds of story in a five pound bag. Read Full Review

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