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Far away on the planet Meta, Loma's going nowhere fast. She's dropped out of school, dumped her boyfriend and is bored out of her mind. She longs to feel things. That's where her idol, the lunatic poet Rac Shade, and his infamous madness coat come in. Loma steals the garment and makes a break across galaxies to take up residence in a new body: Earth girl Megan Boyer.
Surely everything will be better on this passionate, primitive planet with a dash of madness on her side and this human girl's easy life. Only now that she's here, Loma discovers being a teenaged Earth girl comes with its own challenges and Earth may not be everything she thought it'd be. Megan Boyer was a bully who everyone was glad was almost dead, and now Loma has to survive high school and navigate the consequences of the life she didn't live with the ever-growing and uncontrollable madness at her side. Not to mention that there are people back on her homeworld who might just want Shade's coat back.
Written by Cecil Castellucci (The Plain Janes), drawn by Marley Zarcone (Effigy) and overseen by Gerard Way, Shade, the Changing Girl starts a whole new chapter in the story of one of comics' most unique series.
Collecting: Shade, the Changing Girl 1-6
|Title||:||Shade, the Changing Girl, Volume 1: Earth Girl Made Easy|
|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
August 01, 2017
I enjoy Cecil's comic work, so I'll happily pick up anything she writes these days. It's cool for me to see her writing for Vertigo, too.
I don't know much about he original series this comic is effectively re-booting. But it kinda reminds me of the old Doom Patrol when Grant Morrison was writing...
July 18, 2017
I like to move it, move it, move it, I like to… movie it, provie it, shooo… sorry, I think my brain’s broken from too many crappy comics lately! Oh up yours Young Animal. Thank Jeebus this is the last one of these I’ve gotta endure!
Shade, the Changing Man is reimagined as Shade, the Changing Gir...
July 26, 2017
Loma, an alien from Meta, tries on Rac Shade's legendary madness coat and finds herself on earth, in the body of a brain-dead girl, Megan, who was not very nice before her accident. Will she adjust to Megan's life with Metan authorities on her trail?
As someone who has most of the Steve Ditko Shad...
September 03, 2017
Some disjointure between episodes (where did the ghost of Megan suddenly spring from?) but overall an interesting take on a concept I've seen done a few times, both worse and better.
Teenagers and math/science professors seem to be the highest risk groups for being body-snatched by aliens/demons/...
July 18, 2017
** received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review **
Look, this is my first introduction to this character. I’ve heard a little about this series from one of my favorite podcasts, Talking Comics. The fact that Gerard Way was involved also drew to me picking this one up. I must ad...
June 13, 2017
This is a fantastic continuation to Shade, and more than anything it is BEAUTIFUL. When I say this, what I mean is that every single page is a masterpiece. You could close your eyes and flip through, and wherever you landed, you could blow it up and frame it on your wall and it would look magnifi...
August 13, 2017
I want to digest this one a little more before I review it, but briefly: I've never done acid, but I imagine this is what an acid trip would be like, maybe? Surreal doesn't quite cover this story or style, and sometimes the existentialness of it all felt really forced and not as clever as it was...
July 04, 2017
Damn, that was a real challenging read unfortunately. Honestly, it made me physically ill and gave me a helluva headache. I think it stems from the fact that this really didn’t feel reader friendly. I’ve only a cursory knowledge of the previous iteration of Shade and hoped to be ease...
August 29, 2017
DC's new Young Animal line is a tribute to/revival of the early Vertigo comics. Hiring YA author Cecil Castellucci to revive the psychedelic sci-fi of "Shade, The Changing Man" is a smart, unconventional choice. The concept of an alien inhabiting a human body turns out to be an excellent metaphor...
July 16, 2017
not sure what I thought about this one. it was weird at first and when I got the hang of it, it wasn't that interesting either. I'm kinda sick of these comics that aren't reader friendly or don't even try to be more captivating to the reader. let's stop this "random sentences no one's really sure...