History ComicBook / ShadeTheChangingMan

19th Jun '16 10:32:22 PM pepsimax
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In 2016, DC announced ''Shade, The Changing Girl'', by writer Cecil Castellucci and artist Marley Zarcone, as one of the titles under Gerard Way's ''Young Animal'' imprint, featuring a female alien with the Madness Vest hiding out in the body of a 16-year-old girl.

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In 2016, DC announced ''Shade, The Changing Girl'', by writer Cecil Castellucci and artist Marley Zarcone, as one of the titles under Gerard Way's ''Young Animal'' Creator/YoungAnimal imprint, featuring a female alien with the Madness Vest hiding out in the body of a 16-year-old girl.
8th Apr '16 12:16:15 AM narm00
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Originally a short-lived series created by Creator/SteveDitko, Shade ran from 1977-78 before its sudden cancellation. Like many other [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] heroes he got a thorough ContinuityReboot under [[TheDCU DC]]'s ''Vertigo'' imprint; the alien fugitive with a technological gizmo was replaced by a soulful poet from a parallel Earth who could [[RealityWarper warp reality]].

The reboot was written in 1990 under Britwave author PeterMilligan and then-fledgling artist ChrisBachalo. Like the work of previous British authors Creator/NeilGaiman, Creator/GrantMorrison and Creator/AlanMoore, the series was highly experimental, combining history, mythology, literary allusions, and genre deconstruction. The series would run seventy issues, reaching its conclusion in 1996.

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Originally a short-lived series created by Creator/SteveDitko, Shade ran from 1977-78 before its sudden cancellation. Like many other [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] heroes he got a thorough ContinuityReboot under [[TheDCU DC]]'s ''Vertigo'' Creator/DCComics's ''[[Creator/VertigoComics Vertigo]]'' imprint; the alien fugitive with a technological gizmo was replaced by a soulful poet from a parallel Earth who could [[RealityWarper warp reality]].

The reboot was written in 1990 under Britwave author PeterMilligan Creator/PeterMilligan and then-fledgling artist ChrisBachalo.Creator/ChrisBachalo. Like the work of previous British authors Creator/NeilGaiman, Creator/GrantMorrison and Creator/AlanMoore, the series was highly experimental, combining history, mythology, literary allusions, and genre deconstruction. The series would run seventy issues, reaching its conclusion in 1996.



In 2016, DC announced ''Shade, The Changing Girl'', by writer Cecil Castellucci and artist Marley Zarcone, as one of the titles under Gerard Way's ''Young Animal'' imprint, featuring a female alien with the Madness Vest hiding out in the body of a 16-year-old girl.



!!The series provides examples of:

* AffablyEvil: The Devil, who comes across as a civilized, cultured gentleman [[spoiler: who eventually stabs him in the back. He is the Devil, after all]].

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!!The Milligan series provides examples of:

* AffablyEvil: The Devil, who comes across as a civilized, cultured gentleman [[spoiler: who eventually stabs him Shade in the back. He is the Devil, after all]].



* DoggedNiceGuy: Shade's earliest incarnation, called sweet and sensitive, faces disappointments with Kathy and abuse from Lenny

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* DoggedNiceGuy: Shade's earliest incarnation, called sweet and sensitive, faces disappointments with Kathy and abuse from LennyLenny.



* ExecutiveMeddling: First when DCU demanded the comic continue past Milligan's intended conclusion at the end of the Angels story arc. Again when the comic was canceled during the Roots of Madness story arc.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Every time Shade [[spoiler: dies]]

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* ExecutiveMeddling: First when DCU demanded the comic continue past Milligan's intended conclusion at the end of the Angels story arc. Again when the comic was canceled during the Roots of Madness story arc.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Every time Shade [[spoiler: dies]]dies.]]



* GenreSavvy: Lenny, later the incarnation of Pandora

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* GenreSavvy: Lenny, later the incarnation of PandoraPandora.



* PlausibleDeniability: In the first ''SuicideSquad'' series, Shade told about an incredibly confusing conspiracy that was going on in his home dimension. When Shade and the Squad confronted the conspirators on Earth, one of the Squad members asked what to do when the police arrived. Shade replied to tell the police the truth and they will brush it off as a delusional fantasy.

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* PlausibleDeniability: In the first ''SuicideSquad'' 1987 ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' series, Shade told about an incredibly confusing conspiracy that was going on in his home dimension. When Shade and the Squad confronted the conspirators on Earth, one of the Squad members asked what to do when the police arrived. Shade replied to tell the police the truth and they will brush it off as a delusional fantasy.



* RetGone: In the final issues of , Shade ([[WriterOnBoard and Milligan]]) attempted to invert this, and remove Kathy's tragic backstory [[spoiler: and murder]].

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* RetGone: In the final issues of , the series, Shade ([[WriterOnBoard and Milligan]]) attempted to invert this, and remove Kathy's tragic backstory [[spoiler: and murder]].



* ShootTheShaggyDog: Ends with him [[spoiler: rewriting history so that none of the events of the comic ever happened, leaving one character (who had gone back in time with him) missing, his son trapped permanently in a female body and he himself unable to reconnect with his lost love]]. There is a slightly upbeat moment in the last panel, but if you think about it, it's unlikely to have worked out the way he wanted it to...

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: Ends with him Shade [[spoiler: rewriting history so that none of the events of the comic ever happened, leaving one character (who had gone back in time with him) missing, his son trapped permanently in a female body and he himself unable to reconnect with his lost love]]. There is a slightly upbeat moment in the last panel, but if you think about it, it's unlikely to have worked out the way he wanted it to...



* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: In the final issues, after [[TheDCU DC]] had decided to cancel, Lenny is describing Shade to her father.
-->'''Lenny's father:''' What is he, {{Superman}}?\\

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* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: In the final issues, after [[TheDCU [[Creator/DCComics DC]] had decided to cancel, Lenny is describing Shade to her father.
-->'''Lenny's father:''' What is he, {{Superman}}?\\Franchise/{{Superman}}?\\



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23rd Jan '16 10:09:32 AM nombretomado
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Originally a short-lived series created by SteveDitko, Shade ran from 1977-78 before its sudden cancellation. Like many other [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] heroes he got a thorough ContinuityReboot under [[TheDCU DC]]'s ''Vertigo'' imprint; the alien fugitive with a technological gizmo was replaced by a soulful poet from a parallel Earth who could [[RealityWarper warp reality]].

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Originally a short-lived series created by SteveDitko, Creator/SteveDitko, Shade ran from 1977-78 before its sudden cancellation. Like many other [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] heroes he got a thorough ContinuityReboot under [[TheDCU DC]]'s ''Vertigo'' imprint; the alien fugitive with a technological gizmo was replaced by a soulful poet from a parallel Earth who could [[RealityWarper warp reality]].



* ContinuityNod: Meta's Ditkosian mythology referred to [[SteveDitko Steve Ditko's]] work on the title, largely thrown out of canon during Peter Milligan's run.

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* ContinuityNod: Meta's Ditkosian mythology referred to [[SteveDitko Steve Ditko's]] Creator/SteveDitko's work on the title, largely thrown out of canon during Peter Milligan's run.
25th Dec '15 7:40:28 PM nombretomado
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Originally a short-lived series created by SteveDitko, Shade ran from 1977-78 before its sudden cancellation. Like many other SilverAge heroes he got a thorough ContinuityReboot under [[TheDCU DC]]'s ''Vertigo'' imprint; the alien fugitive with a technological gizmo was replaced by a soulful poet from a parallel Earth who could [[RealityWarper warp reality]].

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Originally a short-lived series created by SteveDitko, Shade ran from 1977-78 before its sudden cancellation. Like many other SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] heroes he got a thorough ContinuityReboot under [[TheDCU DC]]'s ''Vertigo'' imprint; the alien fugitive with a technological gizmo was replaced by a soulful poet from a parallel Earth who could [[RealityWarper warp reality]].
14th May '15 4:14:35 PM nombretomado
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The reboot was written in 1990 under Britwave author PeterMilligan and then-fledgling artist ChrisBachalo. Like the work of previous British authors NeilGaiman, GrantMorrison and Creator/AlanMoore, the series was highly experimental, combining history, mythology, literary allusions, and genre deconstruction. The series would run seventy issues, reaching its conclusion in 1996.

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The reboot was written in 1990 under Britwave author PeterMilligan and then-fledgling artist ChrisBachalo. Like the work of previous British authors NeilGaiman, GrantMorrison Creator/NeilGaiman, Creator/GrantMorrison and Creator/AlanMoore, the series was highly experimental, combining history, mythology, literary allusions, and genre deconstruction. The series would run seventy issues, reaching its conclusion in 1996.
19th Jan '14 10:53:34 PM nombretomado
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The reboot was written in 1990 under Britwave author PeterMilligan and then-fledgling artist ChrisBachalo. Like the work of previous British authors NeilGaiman, GrantMorrison and AlanMoore, the series was highly experimental, combining history, mythology, literary allusions, and genre deconstruction. The series would run seventy issues, reaching its conclusion in 1996.

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The reboot was written in 1990 under Britwave author PeterMilligan and then-fledgling artist ChrisBachalo. Like the work of previous British authors NeilGaiman, GrantMorrison and AlanMoore, Creator/AlanMoore, the series was highly experimental, combining history, mythology, literary allusions, and genre deconstruction. The series would run seventy issues, reaching its conclusion in 1996.
19th Nov '13 6:02:26 AM SomeDeadGuy
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The reboot was written in 1990 under Britwave author PeterMilligan and then-fledgling artist ChrisBachalo. Like the work of previous British authors NeilGaiman and AlanMoore, the series was highly experimental, combining history, mythology, literary allusions, and genre deconstruction. The series would run seventy issues, reaching its conclusion in 1996.

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The reboot was written in 1990 under Britwave author PeterMilligan and then-fledgling artist ChrisBachalo. Like the work of previous British authors NeilGaiman NeilGaiman, GrantMorrison and AlanMoore, the series was highly experimental, combining history, mythology, literary allusions, and genre deconstruction. The series would run seventy issues, reaching its conclusion in 1996.
10th Aug '13 1:02:59 PM enkephalin07
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Added DiffLines:

* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody
* TwoFirstNames: Kathy George.
10th Aug '13 12:52:26 PM enkephalin07
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* TrueArtIsAngsty



* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs
4th Aug '13 8:28:16 AM Randomerican
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The series has a cult following, but the complete series is difficult to find, with only the first nineteen issues having been republished as TPBs. DC is in the process of releasing individual issues digitally. In 2003, original author Peter Milligan teamed with Madman artist Mike Allred to write a one-off Shade story for Vertigo's tenth anniversary special.

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The series has a cult following, but the complete series is difficult to find, with only the first nineteen issues having been republished as TPBs.trades. DC is in the process of releasing individual issues digitally. In 2003, original author Peter Milligan teamed with Madman artist Mike Allred to write a one-off Shade story for Vertigo's tenth anniversary special.
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