SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read THE SHADE #1, do not continue reading this preview or look at the preview pages after the jump. Seriously. Last month, THE SHADE #1 ended with a major cliff hanger and MTV GEEK named the comic as their #1 comic book for the month of October.
Fan-favorite artist Nicola Scott will be joining the SUPERMAN creative team,providing art for issues 3, 5 and 6. Jesus Merino remains the series’ ongoing artist, illustrating issue 4 and returning for the issue 7 debut of new writers Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen - which Jurgens will be drawing.
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.
Acclaimed artist Jill Thompson is joining writer James Robinson for issue #8 of his upcoming 12-part THE SHADE miniseries, starring the former-villain-turned-reluctant-hero from Robinson’s STARMAN series. The special standalone issue — set in Paris in the early 1900s — is something Robinson wrote specifically for Thompson. And even though the issue’s still months away, we’ve got a first look at her work.
This Wednesday marks the release of the final issue of the bestselling FLASHPOINT mini-series. FLASHPOINT #5 brings an action-packed, jaw dropping and emotionally charged conclusion to this summer’s game-changing series. Take my word for it: you won’t be disappointed.
Michael Desai comes face to face with the nemesis he once captured and sold: Martian Manhunter. The final issue of this miniseries culminates with the man of stone fighting the Martian as he shape shifts into gigantic killer beasts. Will his ingenuity finally be bested by the Martian Manhunter’s sheer strength? Or is The Outsider powerful enough to destroy even the most dangerous of his enemies?
Michael Desai is as ruthless in his personal life as he is in the business world. A look back into his origins shows how he took over the crime scene in India and set up the power base he has today. But when Teth-Adam launches an attack to get rid of him, Michael will have to eliminate his nemesis. Can The Outsider’s powers overrule Shazam’s? And even if he does win his battle, will it truly be over?
This morning, COMIC BOOK RESOURCES announced THE SHADE #1. Below, check out the solicitation information for this book and be sure to head over to COMIC BOOK RESOURCES to see Tony Harris’ cover art. THE SHADE #1 Written by JAMES ROBINSON Art by CULLY HAMNER Cover by TONY HARRIS 1:10 Variant cover by CULLY HAMNER On sale OCTOBER 12 • 1 of 12, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+