DC Comics

The Shade

by James Robinson,

illustrated by Javier Pulido

color by Hilary Sycamore

The end result is a page that doesn't just look smart, but is smart in how it's put together. Hilary Sycamore's colors are strong here too; the shade of red she uses as La Sangre smears the blood across the street, for instance, stands out perfectly as Pulido draws it in a squiggle of a tag. And in the conversation spread between the Shade and Darnell, that sickly green hue that she uses as a base is perfect for the mood that Robinson is trying to get across to the audience.


—Greg McElhatton, Comic Book Resources

The Shade # 6: Las Cinco Esquinas

April 2012

The Shade # 7: Ascensión

June 2012

The team of Pulido and Sycamore work incredibly well, and combine to become the perfect fit for The Shade.


—Jason Clyma, Broken Frontier

The Shade # 5:  Memoria Roja

February 2012


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Coloring Pulido’s work is Hillary Sycamore, whose vibrant reds add a noticeable amount of life and character to La Sangre, while the interior spaces of the heroine’s home are defined by the countless colors that splash the walls. 


The team of Pulido and Sycamore work incredibly well, and combine to become the perfect fit for The Shade.


—Jason Clyma, Broken Frontier

It may seem odd that a book with several dark moments left me with a silly grin on my face; the thing is, this comic is delightful. From Robinson's frothy script to Javier Pulido's sprightly art by way of Hilary Sycamore's colours and Todd Klein's letters, I had a ball.


… And it's all intelligently, beautifully coloured by Sycamore - subdued here, Pop Art bright there - it's unashamed comic book colouring rather than overly modeled attempts at naturalism.


—Martin Gray,  Too Dangerous for A Girl!

All of this gets sumptuous, hip, funky colors from Sycamore, who lends the issue a wonderful and fitting Vertigo feel.


—Minhquan Nguyen,  Weekly Comic Book Review






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