Robinson’s Shade mini-series starting in October

Saw this great announcement on DC Source:

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+

James Robinson returns to the world of his acclaimed STARMAN series with a new 12-issue series starring the antihero known as The Shade! An attack at the Starman museum kicks off a globe-hopping, centuries spanning quest that will irrevocably change The Shade’s life, and ultimately shed light on his true origin! Artist extraordinaire Cully Hamner (RED) kicks off the series, and upcoming issues will feature art by such luminaries as Darwyn Cooke, Javier Pulido, Jill Thompson, Frazer Irving and Gene Ha! Cover image provided by Comic Book Resources


Skitch Commentary: So, it looks like DC will be supplementing DC Comics Relaunch with quite a few new minis. As a huge Starman and Shade fan, I am glad that Robinson is back where he belongs. Starman is my all time favorite comic series.

For this 12-issue mini, I love the eclectic artist line up. That definitely fits the Shade. It will be interesting seeing Robinson give Shade a complete origin. The hints we’ve gotten over the years have been great, and I hope he integrates a lot of that into this series.

And if it isn’t too much trouble, can we get Jack Knight to show up this time? I enjoyed Starman #81 more than most people, but I still was pretty disappointed that Jack didn’t show up.

One last note, I hope they make this available on DC Digital the day of release as I really would have no choice but to spend the extra buck and pick it up on time.

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Source: DC Source

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