Last week, you heard rumors coming out of KAPOW! Comic Con that a DC Comics character would be gay when reintroduced to readers in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. We compiled some coverage of the speculation about that character’s identity for you and asked that you share your best guesses in the comments section on our website.
The second of three standalone “Times Past” issues in this 12-part maxiseries, THE SHADE #8 travels back in time to turn-of-the-century France. And collaborating with writer James Robinson on this special issue is fan-favorite SANDMAN artist Jill Thompson.
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!
Following the suicides of his acolytes, The Inquisitor’s plan to unleash hell on Earth is one step closer to being executed. Together, the Shade, La Sangre and Montpellier must stop him before the lives of the twenty-five innocent people he’s captured are lost. And when The Inquisitor reveals the truth about his enigmatic identity, the trio will need to find one last puzzle piece to defeat him.
Earlier today, we showed you Dale Keown’s variant cover for GREEN LANTERN #8. This afternoon, we’ve got another exclusive variant cover for you to take a gander at. Below, check out the variant cover for THE SHADE #7 by the issue’s artist, Javier Pulido.
In the last issue of THE SHADE, a dark spell was cast across Barcelona. With the return of The Inquisitor, 25 innocent citizens of the city found themselves held hostage. And the only way to save their lives is to exchange them for the life of Shade’s protégé, vampire La Sangre.
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. “Due the events that open the saga of EARTH 2, Wonder Woman is already the last Amazon of this world and she is determined to avenge her sisters...at whatever cost,” said EARTH 2 writer James Robinson.