Castellucci has really hit her stride with Shade, the Changing Girl. For a while the book seemed to be wandering nowhere, but with the last few issues things have really taken off.
This issue sees Loma finally meet her idol, Honey, from the crazy 1950s tv series that Shade loves so much. Loma has slowly been coming to terms with the fact that the tv show is not the reality she is currently experiencing on Earth, and is more prepared for the elderly, bed ridden woman she comes into contact with.
There is some body switching, and a huge surprise for Loma which I am not going to give away. Suffice it to say, Castellucci provides a very intriguing new direction for the stories to come.
I also appreciated the way Mellu got developed in this tale. She has been a bit of evil bitch so far, a fairly simple villain. More depth is added to the character. That’s good, as there are no shortage of characters circling in on Loma, people from both Earth and Meta, and a lot of trouble brewing for her.
More fun is added to the issue with a couple of pages of cut outs, for dressing up Shade and Honey. Not that I would ever actually cut apart a comic book. But I still very much enjoy the concept, and its execution.