Thursday, October 13, 2016
Shade, The Changing Girl #1
author: Cecil Castellucci
average rating: 3.84
book published: 2016
read at: 2016/10/13
date added: 2016/10/13
If you like your comics weird, have I got a comic for you. 'Shade, The Changing Girl #1' by Cecil Castellucci and Gilbert Hernandez is a bizarre story that could probably only work in this format.
Let's see if I've got this straight: Alien Loma is obsesses and bored. Obessed with the poetry of Rac Shade and so bored that she steals his madness coat and ends up in a young girls body on Earth.
The young girl she takes over is Megan Boyer. The problem is that Megan has been in a coma for a while. Her parents are overjoyed, but some of the kids she knew in school don't seem to be very happy to see her. It turns out Megan was a bully, so now Loma has to deal with high school, a group of people who don't like her, a coat that has it's own madness quirks, and a group of people back home who want the coat back.
This was a trippy comic, with strange art to go right along with it. I liked the out of this world story. It's in strong contrast with the somber life that Megan seems to have had leading up to her coma. I'm curious to know where this will lead.
I received a review copy of this issue from DC Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this issue.
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