Tomorrow, DC Comics will release its next batch of Annuals. These special oversized issues will not only build off of the events in their respective series, but will also greatly impact the expanding DC Universe. Leading up to their releases, we’ve been putting individual spotlights on each of these Annual issues by giving you special sneak peeks at what’s to come!
It’s the final issue of THE SHADE!
Once a normal family man with a wife and two children living in London, Richard Swift was forced against his will into a life of the supernatural. What mistake did he make that would be his undoing and send him down a path of no return? Don’t miss this special issue of the critically acclaimed series that explored The Shade’s mysterious origins!
Fans of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS have already seen guest artwork by the likes of artists such as Walter Simonson, Jerry Ordway, Sam Kieth and Mike Choi. Joining writer Nick Spencer and artist Wes Craig this time around for the final issue of the series is original T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS artist CAFU in a sequence that continues a scene that began all the way back in the first issue of volume 1 of the series.
Last week’s issue of THE SHADE saw the ultimate showdown between Shade, La Sangre and Montpellier against The Inquisitor in Barcelona. So where will our protagonist’s journey take him next? Turn-of-the-century France!
There may only be two issues of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS left but the action is just heating up!
Fans of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS have already been treated to special artwork in the series by industry heavy-hitters Walter Simonson and Jerry Ordway. In issue #4, Sam Kieth (SANDMAN, ARKHAM ASYLUM: MADNESS) joins the ranks of these guest artists by contributing a stunning five-page sequence, previewed exclusively below. “It was weird to draw part of a story someone will finish because I haven’t seen their parts,” Kieth exclusively told THE SOURCE.
Coming in May, DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 “Second Wave” will literally expand the world-building efforts of the comprehensive publishing initiative. With the addition of a parallel Earth that features prominently into both EARTH 2 and WORLDS’ FINEST, the developing narrative will encompass new heroes from distinctly different backgrounds, building on the shared universe in some surprising ways. “Helena Wayne has been taught how to be the perfect Robin,” said James Robinson, writer of EARTH 2.
Issue #5 may still be two weeks away but with a series as good as THE SHADE, it’s never too early to start teasing what will be coming in the future.
Today on THE SOURCE, take an exclusive first look at THE SHADE #6 by checking out the issue’s standard cover by Tony Harris and its variant cover by Javier Pulido.