Written by Cecil Castellucci.
Art by Marley Zarcone.
Colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick.
Letters by Saida Temofonte.
Cover A by Marley Zarcone.
Cover B by Duncan Fegredo.
Cover C by Tula Lotay.

Clear your calendars, and make space on your coffee tables — October 5 is Young Animal Day, Part II! To commemorate the occasion, DC’s newest imprint will be releasing the debut issue to Shade: The Changing Girl #1!

Wait, what’s that? “So what’s Young Animal Day, Part I?” Why, that was September 14, when Gerard Way’s Doom Patrol hit! Let’s get organized, people!

Take some time out of your day to enjoy this eight-page preview of Shade #1, courtesy of DC’s Young Animal!

$3.99 | M | OCTOBER 5

From DC’s Young Animal: There’s no such thing as a little bit of madness.

Far away on the planet Meta, Loma’s going nowhere fast. She’s dropped out of school, dumped her boyfriend, and is bored out of her mind.  She longs to feel things. That’s where her idol, the lunatic poet Rac Shade, and his infamous madness coat come into it. Loma steals the garment and makes a break across galaxies to take up residence in a new body: Earth girl Megan Boyer. Surely everything will be better on this passionate primitive planet with a dash of madness on her side and this human girl’s easy life. Only now that she’s here, Loma discovers being a teenaged Earth girl comes with its own challenges and Earth may not be everything she thought it’d be.

Written by Cecil Castellucci (THE PLAIN JANES, Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure), drawn by Marley Zarcone (EFFIGY) and overseen by Gerard Way, SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL starts a whole new chapter in the story of one of comics’ most unique series.

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