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The Shade #8 (Wastrel sodomite offspring Spoilers)

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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Mon May 21, 2012 8:45 am

Time’s Past stories are normally excellent, and this was no exception, as Shade helps out his fuck-up grandson defeat a demon that had possessed his lover. This was a pretty simple story really, and the way that Shade took down the Homunculus was pretty anti-climactic, but this was still a very good issue. The scene where the demon was talking to the Mayor of the town he had just slaughtered was fantastic, and the final sequence where Shade saw his wife again was actually quite emotional. Jill Thompson’s art was top quality, I loved the little glint and smirk she gave the Shade. I also found myself really laughing at the Shade’s inability to spell ‘homunculus’, very clever bit that. There’s 4 issues left of this series, I’m looking forward to it, it’s great to have the Shade’s family really explored for the first time. But will we get a Jack Knight guest appearance? Please? It has to happen!
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chap22

Rain Partier

Postby chap22 » Mon May 21, 2012 8:59 am

Punchy wrote:But will we get a Jack Knight guest appearance? Please? It has to happen!

sure, it'll happen. only now he's gay!!

/Didio'd
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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

Postby Grayson » Mon May 21, 2012 9:11 am

Punchy wrote:The scene where the demon was talking to the Mayor of the town he had just slaughtered was fantastic,


That scene gave me chills.

and the final sequence where Shade saw his wife again was actually quite emotional. Jill Thompson’s art was top quality, I loved the little glint and smirk she gave the Shade.


The writing on this book and scenes like this really make me wish that DC would allow James Robinson to turn this book into an ongoing series featuring the Shade and all the wonderful characters he created to inhabit Opal City. People can say what they want about Robinson on other projects but when it comes to the Shade or Opal City, he clearly hasn't lost his touch.

I also found myself really laughing at the Shade’s inability to spell ‘homunculus’, very clever bit that.


I'm glad that I wasn't the only one who appreciated that! :-D

But will we get a Jack Knight guest appearance? Please? It has to happen!


Yes please but only enough that we get to see Sadie and the kids...or maybe he could bale the Shade out of a dire situation with a spare cosmic staff that he held on to. Just nothing that would signify a permanent return. I wouldn't want Jack Knight to be sullied by sticking around the DCnU for long.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Mon May 21, 2012 2:33 pm

This was the same demon that confronted Shade in the cathedral in Barcelona wasn't it. I loved that we got to see the fight that demon was talking about that issue.

Overall this was fun. I agree with you guys about the scene with Shade's wife, it was really well done.

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