The Flash Vol. 2 Races Through the Dark

THE FLASH VOL. 2: SPEED OF DARKNESS deals a lot with the aftermath of what writer Joshua Williamson laid down in volume one. Godspeed (a.k.a. August), has had a big effect on Barry Allen, Iris West and Wally West. Not only did the three of them all lose people they had a connection with in their civilian identities, but in their professional capacities they are all equally as affected—albeit pretty differently.

Changing Locales: Cecil Castellucci Takes Shade, the Changing Girl to Gotham

The young avian at the heart of SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL stole the Madness Vest and left her home planet because she wanted to see Earth…and what’s a trip to Earth without a visit to Gotham City? SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL #8, in stores today, kicks off an all new storyline that finds Shade leaving the community of Valley Ville behind to try her luck in Gotham. In the process, she’ll unleash all new layers of madness on a city that already has seen more than its fair share. 

The Flintstones: A Love Letter

The titular family of Bedrock is back, trying to figure out what civilization is in a way that mirrors our own great leap toward the unknown of our age.

Our main character is Fred Flintstone, a guy just trying to make it in the new world. He works at the quarry for a swinging and slimy Mr. Slate. Class struggles are woven throughout the book and it works so well at mirroring our own American society while giving us the lens and distance to laugh at it.

DC's Young Animal Characters Try to Fit In

We're knee-deep into DC's Young Animal imprint. Most of the titles are at least two issues in, and we're learning more and more about these comics for dangerous humans with every release. In this case, dangerous means offbeat and not like everyone else. These aren't stories about everyday folks. One of the best parts about the Young Animal line is how it puts bright lights on more eccentric characters who haven't had the chance to shine in the pages of DC Comics in a while or maybe ever.

The Flash: Who is Shade?

DC Comics fans will recognize the name of tonight’s episode of The Flash—“Shade.” When I think of Shade, I always think of James Robinson and Tony Harris’ amazing STARMAN series—read it! —but, Shade is actually a long-time Flash villain.

Unlike many characters in the DC Comics pantheon, there has only ever been one Shade—Richard Swift. For the purpose of this article, we are going to examine his power sets and origin. What makes Shade, Shade?

Close to the Vest: Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone Talk Shade, the Changing Girl

High school’s a pretty crazy time for most of us, but Amelia Bloomer High’s newest student is taking the insanity of youth to trippy new levels. SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL debuted last month with a first issue soaked through with colorful, surreal visuals and peppered with extraterrestrial poetry, care of classic DC and Vertigo character Rac Shade. But Shade, the Changing Girl isn’t Rac’s story.

Madness Reigns in Shade, The Changing Girl

If you're like me, you read the preview for SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL #1 in the back of DOOM PATROL #1, tilted your head, and closed the comic eager to learn what would happen next. That's how a preview should work. The story about Loma, an intrepid adventurer and alien running away from her problems, is the second title to be released in DC's Young Animal imprint.

Young Animal: Comics for Dangerous Humans

DC’s Young Animal is an exciting new imprint driven by the creative mind of Gerard Way and produced by some of the most fearless minds in comics today. This is something different, inspired by the visionary work of DC’s experimental past, but shaped and focused by the absurdity of today. It’s a place where the World’s Strangest Heroes can return to face a shocking new threat.

DCU IN 2011: THE LORD OF DARKNESS IN STARK BLACK AND WHITE

"The Rise of Eclipso" begins in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA issue 54 and, so far, we've kept the lid tight on the details of James Robinson's epic storyline. But we can confirm, this one's got it all: * Shade. * Doomsday. * Blue Lantern Saint Walker joins the League to ensure that all will be well. * Alpha Lantern Boodikka and Supergirl on the trail of the Cyborg Superman. * The return of one of the DCU's classic villains, Eclipso.
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