Tomorrow, DC Comics’ fledgling Young Animal imprint rolls out its second title, Shade, the Changing Girl #1. The book, written by Cecil Castellucci and drawn by Marley Zarcone, features regular covers by Becky Cloonan. DC Comics tapped artists Duncan Fegredo and Tula Lotay to produce variant covers for the series’ first issue, but while Fegredo’s cover will release with Cloonan’s cover tomorrow, readers will have to wait a week for Lotay’s variant to hit the shelves.
The delay was announced today via DC Comics’ Twitter account. It was reconfirmed by Vertigo group editor Jamie S. Rich, who said the delay was due to a “hiccup at the printing stage.”
— DC (@DCComics) October 4, 2016
Shade, the Changing Girl tells the story of an alien named Loma who escapes from her planet to Earth, transmitting her mind into the body of a comatose teenage girl named Megan in the process. The story follows Loma as she attempts to adjust to life on this new planet, deal with the side effects of her powerful but unwieldy Madness Cloak, and reckon with the grief Megan caused others before falling into her coma.
We’ll have a full review of Shade, the Changing Girl #1 on our DC Reborn Roundup tomorrow!
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