EXCLUSIVE: Robinson's "Shade" Debut, More October Solicits

Tue, July 12th, 2011 at 7:58am PDT | Updated: July 12th, 2011 at 9:46am

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Following up on yesterday's Batman solicitations, DC Comics' October solicits rollout continues and CBR has exclusive word on three #2 issues and the debut of James Robinson's long-awaited "Shade" title. The 12-issue series launches with a cover by original "Starman" artist Tony Harris and interior art by Cully Hamner with Darwyn Cooke, Jill Thompson, Gene Ha and other artists tackling future issues.

Beyond that, CBR has word on the sophomore issues of Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette's "Swamp Thing," Jeff Lemire's "Frankenstein" and Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning's "Resurrection Man" which features the return of the original series' fan-favorite bounty hunting team of The Body Doubles!

THE SHADE #1
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by CULLY HAMNER
Cover by TONY HARRIS
1:10 Variant cover by CULLY HAMNER
On sale OCTOBER 12 * 1 of 12, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. See the Previews order form for more information.
James Robinson returns to the world of his acclaimed STARMAN series with a new 12-issue series starring the antihero known as The Shade! An attack at the Starman museum kicks off a globe-hopping, centuries spanning quest that will irrevocably change The Shade's life, and ultimately shed light on his true origin! Artist extraordinaire Cully Hamner (RED) kicks off the series, and upcoming issues will feature art by such luminaries as Darwyn Cooke, Javier Pulido, Jill Thompson, Frazer Irving and Gene Ha!

SWAMP THING #2
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
On sale OCTOBER 5 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * RATED T+
Alec Holland thought he knew the history of the Swamp Thing - but he was wrong. The creature's roots run deeper than he knows, and the Parliament of Trees intends to make him understand the responsibility he wants so desperately to avoid! With this issue, the mythology of the Swamp Thing branches out in ways you never saw coming - don't miss it!

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #2
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Cover by J.G. JONES
On sale OCTOBER 12 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * RATED T
It's all-out war as Frankenstein and his new field team, The Creature Commandos, uncover an age-old conspiracy at the heart of Bone Lake - one that will see them suit up as the world's first "Necronauts," traveling between worlds and through "dead space," toward the mysterious Monster Planet. Meanwhile, the horrifying origins of the Commandos are revealed - and the S.O.M.B.I.E. makes its first appearance!

RESURRECTION MAN #2
Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING
Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale OCTOBER 12 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * RATED T+
Mitch Shelley's past remains a mystery. So when he goes looking for answers, will he find them? Not likely, when he has to contend with the bounty hunter femme fatales known as The Body Doubles.
Keep it tuned to CBR as DC's October solicits continue to be revealed, and check out CBR TV's interview with Robinson where he discussed his plans for "Shade!"

TAGS:  dc relaunch, solicitations, dc comics, james robinson, shade the changing man, resurrection man, swamp thing, scott snyder, frankenstein, jeff lemire

 
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