Exclusive Preview of THE SHADE #1

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.

A First Look at Acclaimed Artist Jill Thompson’s take on THE SHADE

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.

Wonder Woman watercolor by Jill Thompson As Seen at SDCC

The talented writer/artist Jill Thompson (Deliruim's Party: A Little Endless Story Book, Sandman) took to the stage in the DC Entertainment Booth on the last day of the San Diego Comic-Convention and awed the crowd with her rendition of Wonder Woman.

In a step by step process the crowd intensely watched as Jill transformed a blank piece of paper into the gorgeous image below, which she graciously signed and gave to a fan that had the closest birth date to hers.

DC Entertainment’s Road To SDCC: Drawing Demonstrations Schedule

Throughout the course of San Diego Comic-Con, be sure to stop by the DC Entertainment booth to see some of your favorite artists doing drawing demonstrations on stage. Artists Jim Lee, Francis Manapul, Cully Hamner, David Finch, Mark Buckingham, Rafael Albuquerque, Chris Burnham, Nicola Scott, Bernard Chang, Jill Thompson, Art Baltazar and Franco will be inviting fans into their artistic processes as they show them how they draw all the art you see in comic books every Wednesday.

THURSDAY, JULY 21ST

COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ANNOUNCES THE SHADE #1

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+

DC Nation heads to Chicago for C2E2 this weekend!

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Chicago! The home of deep dish pizza and deceptively good burgers will play host to the second annual Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, better known as C2E2. Last year's inaugural show was a blast, and this year's should be even bigger and better.

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