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In the post below by [insanejournal.com profile] zechs27, someone asked for the Shade and Charles Dickens. And I thought Cry For Justice is also a good opportunity to post scans of another friendly meeting of Jay Garrick and the Shade.

From the Shade Miniseries (Vol. 1): Stumbling confused and amnesiac through a bad part of London - presumably disoriented by the event that gave him his shadow powers - Richard Swift is picked up by a member of the Ludlow family, who nurture him back to health.

Remember that garden, it will come back to haunt us later.

The Ludlows, however, turn out to be not so nice, but rather a family of psycho killers:

Driven into a corner, Richard Swift disovers his shadow powers, and slaughters the Ludlows:

And then returns to London, where he meets a friend from before he lost his memory:

This is from The Shade Miniseries (Vol.3)

1950: A descendant of the Ludlows in Keystone City (where the Shade is currently a Flash villain) intends to murder Jay and Joan and frame the Shade for it. Shade saves the day (and perhaps gives us a reason why Joan immediately offers him coffee):

From the final issue of the Starman v.2 series: Remember that garden from above? Well, this is the Shade's rose garden in Opal City. Looks familiar, doesn't it?

Date: 2009-10-08 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shanejayell.insanejournal.com
There needs to be more Shade. :)

Date: 2009-10-08 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wordswordswords.insanejournal.com
Awesome. I love the Shade. And ye gods, Jack, what an awful shirt. ♥

Date: 2009-10-08 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wordswordswords.insanejournal.com
Ha, yes, I love his jacket and the goggles and his hair. And then, shirts like that.

Date: 2009-10-08 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wordswordswords.insanejournal.com
Garter belts for everyone!

Date: 2009-10-08 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thandrak.insanejournal.com
It's a thing, 50s shirts are always hipster-hip. It shows that you're so cool you don't care who you wear. And, frankly, it looks nifty.

At least you know noone else will be wearing it.

Date: 2009-10-08 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mullon.insanejournal.com
I always had a slight problem with that part, because it made it sound like what Jay and Shade were doing was just a game, and the Shade commiting crimes is not a game and Jay shouldn't think of it as a game.

Date: 2009-10-08 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
To further confuse things, in the midst of all this John Byrne wrote a Jay Garrick story set in the Golden Age which featured the Shade as being ready to kill Joan to suit his own ends. Robinson was actually able to use that in his eventual stories about Culp sharing Shade's body and usurping control from time to time, with Shade unawares of the fact, but it does put this scene in an odd sort of a place.

Date: 2009-10-08 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com
On the other hand, a Flash villain who treats it like a diversion and doesn't do it out of anger or hatred of the Flash?

Wasn't that the Rogues' m.o.?

Date: 2009-10-08 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
Well, yes, but most of that was retconned in after the fact when Wally took over. Pre-Crisis most of them WERE disturbed and loathed the Flash; the Top, Reverse-Flash, Abra-Kadabra and Golden Glider in particular, but Heatwave, Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang et al WERE still trying to kill him, no question.

It was after Barry was gone that the Rogues became more of a "Well golly, we weren't REALLY trying to kill him all that time, it was more of a game" group.

Date: 2009-10-08 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zechs27.insanejournal.com
Awesome. Simply awesome.

Date: 2009-10-08 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] btravage.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com)
Did Robinson ever explain what the heck was wrong with Shade when he exiled Keystone City to another dimension and made everyone forget about Jay Garrick?

Date: 2009-10-09 05:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leikomgwtfbbq.insanejournal.com
Still loving Shade. He's awesome, and I think his powers are really, really cool. :D


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