Fans of STARMAN are familiar with the concept of a “Times Past” issue. In THE SHADE #4, in stores on Wednesday, writer James Robinson revisits this format to reveal an untold chapter of The Shade’s history. The year is 1944. The Shade’s criminal career has just kicked off and he must save an industrialist who is being targeted for assassination. But when he seeks help, The Shade learns that people are not always who they appear to be. And that includes physically.
Next Wednesday, acclaimed writer James Robinson returns to the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series STARMAN with a new spin-off miniseries, THE SHADE. Illustrated by fan-favorite artist Cully Hamner, THE SHADE #1 brings an unexpected encounter with a familiar face and ends in a jaw-dropping twist. Speculation starts now! And don’t miss the rest of this 12-issue miniseries, featuring art by such luminaries as Darwyn Cooke, Javier Pulido, Jill Thompson, Frazer Irving and Gene Ha.
I'm sure many of you dedicated readers picked up on the most recent DC NATION column in the back of the books this week, where our very own Simona Martore gave the page some international flavor. And, because we're completists here at The Source, we've got the translation of Simona's original text, to help those who couldn't translate it on their own. Take it away, Simona:
Batman and Martian Manhunter are gone. But these aren't the first heroes to fall prey to the villains populating the DCU. And, not surprisingly, some heroes are tired of reacting, and instead want to take the battle to the bad guys themselves. The new team of Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Atom, Shazam, Congorilla and Starman unite in JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE, a six-issue mini-series from writer James Robinson and rising star artist Mauro Cascioli.