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First Look: Cully Hamner's 'Shade' #1 Variant Cover

Take a peek at the variant cover that will launch James Robinson's 'Shade' mini-series this October.

You may have caught our Big Live LIVE Show last Friday where we spoke to writer James Robinson on the set about his upcoming 'Shade' 12 issue mini series which will be in stores starting October 12th, 2011.

If you missed that, however, you can still check out the podcast from a few weeks ago where we spoke to James about the 'Shade' mini-series and he went into depth discussing the 'Shade' series as well as the various time periods and locations that the 'Shade' will be traveling through during the series.

"There's a small group of books coming out in October...and the 'Shade' . It's 12 issues, one overriding story. I didn't want to do more Shade in Opal City, I wanted to try something a bit different. It starts in Opal City and then it goes to other parts of the DC Universe and all over the world. It falls into definite 3-issue arcs. I borrowed a leaf out of Grant Morrison's Batman and Robin where the artists styles match the feel of the story..."

The first three issues in the series will be illustrated by artist Cully Hamner, who also did the variant cover for the first issue. Issue four will be Darwyn Cooke, issues 5 to 7 are set in Barcelona and will be drawn by artist Javier Pulido, issue 8 is set in 1901 Paris and will be drawn by Jill Thompson, and issues 9 to 11 are set in present day London will be drawn by Frazer Irving, and issue 12 will be drawn by Gene Ha. The first issue of the 'Shade' hits store shelves on October 12th, 2011. Check out the full variant cover below.

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19 Comments
Posted by GalacticPunt

Time to get an actual avatar here. This will do nicely!

Posted by ReVamp

Nieeeeeeeeeeecie

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Oh this is GREAT...

Posted by No_Name_

@GalacticPunt said:

Time to get an actual avatar here. This will do nicely!

I like it!

Posted by iLLituracy

Like.

Posted by aztek_the_lost

:O

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Posted by Icarusflies

This is pretty…too bad I have absolutely no interest in the mini. :P

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Posted by Jake Fury

James Robinson? No thanks.
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@Jake Fury said:

James Robinson? No thanks.

Oh dude, I didn't like 'Cry For Justice' either but James has written a lot of great stuff!

Posted by aztek_the_lost

@Icarusflies said:

This is pretty…too bad I have absolutely no interest in the mini. :P

really? how could you not have an interest in The Shade? he's like immortal and Victorian in his attire and...other stuff?!

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Posted by Jake Fury
@Babs said:

@Jake Fury said:

James Robinson? No thanks.

Oh dude, I didn't like 'Cry For Justice' either but James has written a lot of great stuff!


I know, it's just the first thing that pops into my mind when I see his name..
Posted by Icarusflies

@aztek_the_lost said:

@Icarusflies said:

This is pretty…too bad I have absolutely no interest in the mini. :P

really? how could you not have an interest in The Shade? he's like immortal and Victorian in his attire and...other stuff?!

I love the Shade, I cannot tolerate Robinson's work. Blackest Night: Starman was torment to read.

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Posted by aztek_the_lost

@Icarusflies said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

@Icarusflies said:

This is pretty…too bad I have absolutely no interest in the mini. :P

really? how could you not have an interest in The Shade? he's like immortal and Victorian in his attire and...other stuff?!

I love the Shade, I cannot tolerate Robinson's work. Blackest Night: Starman was torment to read.

ah...dammit, now everyone's making my excitement for this book change to cautious optimism

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Awesome 

Posted by ecm1285

I love James Robinson, but I don't know much about Shade...still deciding whether or not to pick to up.

Posted by Sharkey

Read the Starman omnibuses, love the character so this mini series is a definite pull for me.  :)

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Posted by longbowhunter

I am beside myself with joy for this miniseries!

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Posted by Billy Batson

Sweeeeeet.
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