October 18, 2011

September comic books / Cómics de setiembre


So I finally finished reading September comic books, and I was pleasantly surprised. Big Lie was so good that deserved its own review, but so were Action Comics, Brilliant and Severed. So in the next days, expect to see these titles reviewed. Kick Ass 2 # 4 was a very intense, powerful issue (I’ll review the whole series once it’s done); Nick Spencer’s Ultimate Comics X-Men # 1 was the best first issue from Marvel Comics that I’ve read in over a year. Witch Doctor continues to be a really fascinating miniseries (deserves its own review too). And, of course, Avengers the Children’s Crusade is still my favorite limited series from Marvel (besides Jim Cheung’s art is top notch). The Boys and Walking Dead Weekly are great (yeah, I know these are technically not September 2011 material). So without further ado, here they are, as per solicitations.

ACTION COMICS #1
Written by GRANT MORRISON Art by RAGS MORALES and RICK BRYANT Cover by RAGS MORALES Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS The one and only Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN) returns to Superman, joined by sensational artist Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS), to bring you tales of The Man of Steel unlike any you've ever read! This extra-sized debut issue is the cornerstone of the entire DC Universe! Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.


AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #7 (OF 9)
Written by ALLAN HEINBERG Pencils & Cover by JIM CHEUNG IT'S THE AVENGERS VERSUS THE X-MEN - with the Young Avengers and X-Factor caught in the crossfire -- as all four teams battle to determine who will hold the Scarlet Witch responsible for her crimes. Plus, when the origin of the Scarlet Witch's godlike powers - and the secret history of her murderous rampage in 'Avengers:  Disassembled' -- are finally revealed, the truth creates a rift among the members of the Young Avengers that the team may not survive. 32 PGS./Rated T+


BIG LIE #1
story RICK VEITCH art RICK VEITCH & GARY ERSKINE cover THOMAS YEATES  A lab tech travels back in time on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 to try and get her husband out of the world trade center before it falls, but will the facts convince him before it's too late® A riveting tale of 9/11 by award winning master storyteller RICK VEITCH that exposes 'The Big Lie!'


BOYS #9 (M)
By Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson The most talked about comic of the year continues from Dynamite Entertainment, writer/co-creator Garth Ennis, and artist/co-creator Darick Robertson! The game is afoot as Hughie and Butcher's murder investigation delves deeper into the Tek-Knight's background. The deeper they dig, though, the bigger the mystery. And what dark secret does Hughie have about the Tek-Knight and his headquarters?


BOYS #18 (MR)
By Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson 'Good For The Soul' concludes with a bang - or a splat! - as a reluctant Hughie takes on the resurrected Blarney Cock in a no-holds barred brawl for it all! Annie January tells A-Train the long and the short of things, Mother's Milk continues to mystify, and Butcher provides some much-needed advice on funeral arrangements. And will Hughie ever be allowed to forget his 'facial incident'?


BOYS #27 (MR)
By Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson & John Higgins New York turns emerald green as Saint Patrick's Day strikes, and Hughie gets to see the G-Wiz boys at their very worst. He also sits down for a pow-wow with Butcher, who lets a couple of secrets slip- to Hughie's extreme discomfort. And back at the G-Mansion, the G-Men face the most vocal component of the G-Empire... in We Gotta Go Now, part five.


BOYS #29 (MR)
Writer: GARTH ENNIS Penciller/Inker: DARICK ROBERTSON Desperate times result in extremely desperate measures, as the foulest secrets of the G-Men are revealed and Hughie leads the Boys to battle. We Gotta Go Now reaches its incendiary conclusion... and things will never be the same. Featuring two covers split 50/50 - one by co-creator Darick Robertson and the other by legendary creator David Lloyd!


BOYS #30 (MR)
Garth Ennis (W) Darick Robertson (A) In the grim aftermath of 'We Gotta Go Now', everyone takes a much needed pause for breath. Vought-American tidy up the loose ends, Mother's Milk delivers some bad news, and the Frenchman makes one last appeal for reason- unfortunately, it's to the Female. Meanwhile, Hughie's not sure he can go on at all, in light of what he's witnessed, and Butcher goes to visit Rayner- with anything but romance on his mind... All under a set of covers, one by Robertson and the other a special alternate cover by Jim Lee! Plus, a select group of artists provides a special gallery of Boys pin-ups! Issue #30 is the biggest and best yet!


BOYS #31 (MR)
Writer: GARTH ENNIS Penciller/Inker: CARLOS EZQUERRA It had to happen sooner or later: the supes get mad enough to go after the Boys. One of the world's most powerful superteams decides to hit our heroes, all guns blazing, and the Female is the first to fall into their lethal trap. Meanwhile, Hughie is still plagued with doubt, and Annie finds herself on the receiving end of the worst new look ever- in THE SELF-PRESERVATION SOCIETY, part one. And this special four issue story arc is drawn by legendary artist and Judge Dredd co-creator - Carlos Ezquerra!


BOYS #32 (MR)
Written by GARTH ENNIS Art by CARLOS EZQUERRA With the Female gone and the survivors left reeling, the Boys find out who's after them the hard way- walking straight into a nightmarish trap. Pulping teenage supes is one thing, but how will our heroes fair against a front-rank supe team of unimaginable power? Blood flies and bones shatter, as Butcher decides to meet fire with fire... in The Self-Preservation Society, part two.


BOYS #35 (MR)
Origins time. In the first of the two part 'Nothing Like It In The World', Mother's Milk tells Hughie the story of his life to date- his upbringing in Harlem, the secret of his massive strength, the catastrophe that struck his family, and the unforgettable boxing championship disaster that led him to join The Boys. Recommended for Mature Readers.


BRILLIANT #1 (MR)
Created by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & MARK BAGLEY Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY Variant Covers by DAVID MACK & MICHAEL AVON OEMING The first creator-owned book by ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley, BRILLIANT tells the story of a handful of college-age geniuses who challenge each other to solve the mystery of superpowers. Can the best and brightest change science fiction into science fact? And if so, how will the world at large react? BRILLIANT is a thriller of the highest order. It is a story of how true power can either destroy or protect the strongest of friendships. It is the story of how the world will react when our true potential is finally unlocked. This fast-talking, whip-smart new series will thrill fans of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, POWERS and SCARLET. The first award-winning collection of Bendis and Bagley's ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN has sold well over one million copies. 40 PGS./Mature


GAME OF THRONES #1
(W) George R.R. Martin, Daniel Abraham (A) Tommy Patterson (C) Alex Ross (main), Mike Miller (1-in-10) George R.R. Martin has been called 'the American Tolkien' by Time Magazine, and now his landmark fantasy series is being adapted to a graphic format, starting with the first book of the series: A Game of Thrones. The premiere issue introduces readers to George's world, adapting the prologue and first three chapters of the novel, and bringing onto the graphic stage such iconic characters as Eddard and Catelyn Stark, Jon Snow, young Bran Stark, and Daenerys Targaryen. This novel has also been adapted as a major miniseries by HBO - with HBO's highest ratings to date, since having premiered on April 17, 2011!


KICK-ASS 2 #4 (MR)
Written by MARK MILLAR Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. Red Mist takes on a new identity too vulgar for print and issues a command to all his super-bastards on Twitter to wreak havoc on New York. Meanwhile, the cops are cracking down on all costumed activity and tracing the secret identities of all the heroes. Could Dave get a knock on his door, and has enough spit hit the fan for Hit-Girl to pick up her sword again?


KIRBY GENESIS #3
(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Jack Herbert, Alex Ross (C) Alex Ross (main), Ryan Sook (1-in-10) The explosive cosmic world-changing event picks up speed! As Silver Star, Captain Victory and the Glory Knights form an uneasy alliance, their foes unite as well -- and make their move to claim the all-powerful Proto-Seed. Meanwhile, young Kirby discovers the secrets of the Phantom Continent -- and comes face-to-face with the Primals! And what's the Wanderer's role in all this?


MORNING GLORIES #12 (MR)
story NICK SPENCER art JOE EISMA cover RODIN ESQUEJO With a slew of unexpected deaths rocking the very foundations of the academy, the faculty are on high alert - and suspicions arise among the Glories as they learn there may be a killer in their midst. The stage is set for the action-packed third arc right here!


SEVERED #2 (MR)
story SCOTT SNYDER & SCOTT TUFT art / cover ATTILA FUTAKI  'NEW SKIN' Jack learns the road is full of swindlers. And in Chicago, the most devious one awaits him: a travelling-salesman with shark-like-teeth who craves the flesh of the innocent.  SCOTT SNYDER (American Vampire, Detective Comics), SCOTT TUFT and ATTILA FUTAKI ("Percy Jackson") are back with 2011's most terrifying horror series. SEVERED.


ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #1
Written by NICK SPENCER Penciled by PACO MEDINA Cover by KAARE ANDREWS (POLYBAGGED) Variant Cover by Paco Medina The biggest mutant cover-up has gone public as the true history of the x-gene is revealed. As an identity crisis rocks the mutant world, the mistrust between man and x-man gets deeper. But a bigger question remains: who are the X-Men? Nick Spencer and Paco Medina make their thunderous Ultimate debut in one of the most anticipated series yet!


WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #37 (MR)
Story: Robert Kirkman Art/Cover: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn  The ninth month begins...


WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #38 (MR)
Story: Robert Kirkman Art/Cover: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn  Preparation for war.


WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #39 (MR)
Story: Robert Kirkman Art/Cover: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn  BIRTH.


WITCH DOCTOR #3 (OF 4)
story BRANDON SEIFERT  art / cover LUKA KETNER  It's Dr. Morrow's biggest case yet: 'The Patient From The Black Lagoon!'  What's the secret of the Deep Ones® How do they fit in with the Relapse, the Extinction Event that's coming for humankind® And why are Morrow and his medical staff at each other's throats®  'Basically, I'm jealous.  Bastards!' -- Ben Templesmith


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Ya me leí todos mis cómics de setiembre, y he quedado gratamente sorprendido. “Big Lie” fue tan bueno que merecía su propia reseña, pero también lo fueron “Action Comics”, “Brilliant” y “Severed”. Así que en los próximos días verán reseñas de estos títulos. “Kick Ass 2” # 4 fue un número intenso (comentaré toda la serie cuando esté completa); “Ultimate Comics X-Men” # 1 de Nick Spencer ha sido el mejor primer número de todo lo que he leído de Marvel Cómics en el último año. “Witch Doctor” sigue siendo una miniserie fascinante (también merece su propia reseña). Y, por supuesto, “Avengers the Children’s Crusade” todavía es mi serie limitada favorita de Marvel (además, el arte de Jim Cheung es de primera). “The Boys” y “Walking Dead Weekly” están muy bien (y sí, ya sé que técnicamente no son de Setiembre de 2011). Y sin más que decir, aquí está la lista.

ACTION COMICS #1
Es… el Hombre de Acero como nunca antes lo habéis visto.


AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #7 (OF 9) 
¡AVENGERS versus X-MEN! Con los Jóvenes Vengadores y X-Factor atrapados en el fuego cruzado… todos luchan para determinar quién juzgará a SCARLET WITCH por sus crímenes. Además, se revelará el origen de su casi ilimitado poder así como la historia detrás de sus asesinatos.


BIG LIE #1
Una laboratorista viaja en el tiempo hasta la mañana del 11 de setiembre de 2001, para intentar rescatar a su marido de las Torres Gemelas.


BOYS #9 (M)   
La investigación prosigue pero el misterio sigue sin resolverse.


BOYS #18 (MR)  
Conclusión de la saga “Bueno para el alma”.


BOYS #27 (MR) 
En el día Saint Patrick, New York está de color verde. Y HUGHIE ve a los integrantes de G-WIZ caer a su punto más bajo. 


BOYS #29 (MR) 
Comentario: Tiempos desesperados, medidas desesperadas. Los secretos más sórdidos de los Hombres G son revelados.


BOYS #30 (MR) 
Tras los recientes acontecimientos, todos los integrantes del equipo necesitan un merecido descanso.


BOYS #31 (MR) 
Los más poderosos súper equipos deciden perseguir a THE BOYS. ¿Y qué papel juega la Sociedad de la Auto-Preservación?


BOYS #32 (MR) 
¿Quiénes son los perseguidores? ¿Qué trampas han preparado?


BOYS #35 (MR) 
El origen secreto de uno de los protagonistas es revelado.


BRILLIANT #1 (MR) 
Ellos son un puñado de genios que estudian en la universidad y  se retan a sí mismos para resolver el misterio de los súper poderes. ¿Podrán los mejores y más brillantes convertir la ciencia ficción en ciencia a secas? ¿Y si lo logran, cómo reaccionaría el mundo? ¿El poder los corromperá?


GAME OF THRONES #1
Adaptación del prólogo y los tres primeros capítulos de la novela de George R. R. Martin, Juego de Tronos.


KICK-ASS 2 #4 (MR)
RED MIST asume una nueva identidad tan vulgar que no puede ser comentada, mientras que convoca a todos sus secuaces usando redes sociales. Mientras, la policía investiga la identidad de los enmascarados.


KIRBY GENESIS #3 
SILVER STAR, CAPTAIN VICTORY y GLORY KNIGHTS forman una difícil alianza al mismo tiempo que sus enemigos se unen. Mientras tanto, el joven Kirby descubre los secretos del continente fantasma y sus habitantes.


MORNING GLORIES #12 (MR)
La cantidad de muertes inesperadas afecta a la academia, la facultad está alerta – y las sospechas se dirigen a los nuevos alumnos.


SEVERED #2 (MR)
Jack descubre que la carretera está llena de charlatanes. Y en Chicago está el más retorcido de todos: un vendedor, un viajante, con dientes filudos como los de un tiburón, en busca de carne inocente.


ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #1
El más grande encubrimiento de los mutantes se ha hecho público. La verdad del gen X ha sido revelada. El mundo mutante entra en crisis, y la desconfianza entre la gente y los X-MEN aumenta.


WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #37
Empieza el noveno mes.


WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #38
Preparación para la guerra.


WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #39
Nacimiento.


WITCH DOCTOR #3 (OF 4) 
El caso más importante del doctor Morrow: El paciente de la Laguna Negra. ¿Cuál es el secreto de estas criaturas de lo profundo? ¿Cómo se relacionan con el Evento Extinción que amenaza a la humanidad? 

4 comments:

  1. How did you like Action?

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  2. Hello Slewo, thanks for posting! Action Comics was good. But I'll write a full review on it, so you just wait a couple of days.

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  3. Brilliant was outstanding. I wanted the second issue right now. Bagley's art was top notch and at it's A game.

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  4. Definitely, and that's why I decided to write a full review on the first issue, which I'll probably post during the weekend.

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