Shade, the Changing Woman comes to an end with the latest issue, as Loma and Rac Shade have a final confrontation.
I enjoyed Shade, the Changing Girl well enough, but right from the start of this six issue run Shade, the Changing Woman was the superior book. The conclusion that Castellucci and Zarcone bring it to is powerful, perfectly fitting, and about as final as it could get.
I really enjoyed the use of the hearts of Kathy, Lenny and Mellu, bringing things back from both the Ditko and Milligan versions of the character.
And the supporting cast are handled well in this grand finale, as well. There are some touching moment, some funny ones, and some horrifying events.
I am averse to giving away anything more about this story. It absolutely merits being appreciated the way the creative team delivered it, and any spoilers would do the work a disservice.
Although the series does come to an absolute ending, I have hopes that the concept will return, particularly in the hands of Castellucci and Zarcone. I want to read more of their work, which has impressed me consistently.
And although I am sad that the series was so brief, it told a tight and powerful story, and lasted exactly as long as it needed to. Bravo.