June 29, 2012

May Comic Books / Cómics de mayo

Slightly later than usual, here I present you last month’s comics. I still haven’t finished to read all of them, but I’d rather make this post now. America’s Got Powers continues to be amazing, the first issue of Mind the Gap is very promising, plus the art is great. In the Free Comic Book Day front there’s plenty of good stuff: Graphic Elvis with art by the incomparable John Cassaday (I’ll buy anything with his name on it), The Hypernaturals was everything I love about the Legion of Super-Heroes; I truly enjoyed the Archaia graphic novel anthology, not only is it a very nice hardcover edition with lots of interesting stories, but also it’s completely free. But if I had to choose the best book of the month it would be Morning Glories # 18, a powerful and haunting story about the forbidden love of two young boys who meet again years later only to realize that passion can still prevail. As a writer, Nick Spencer surprises us with an unforgettable story about teenagers trapped in a school that keeps murdering its own students. And here are May comics as per solicitations:


AMERICAS GOT POWERS #2 (OF 6)
A generation of super-powered teens battle to be The Hero on the biggest TV event in history but Tommy Watt's dreams of fame and fortune might be over even if he survives The Trials. Someone is coming and he's going to destroy the show and everybody in it!



BOYS #66 (MR)
(W) Garth Ennis (A) Russell Braun (CA) Darick Robertson The last Boys story begins with some very shady goings on in Moscow, as an old friend runs into some unexpected trouble. Butcher announces a promotion that doesn't please everybody, Annie makes a decision that horrified Hughie- and in the aftermath of last issue's super-carnage, Vought-American begin the struggle for survival. Part one of the six-part The Bloody Doors Off.



DOMINIQUE LAVEAU VOODOO CHILD #3 (MR)
(W) Selwyn Sefu Hinds (A) Denys Cowan, John Floyd (CA) Rafael Grampá
Dominique comes face to face with her mysterious pursuers from the Voodoo Court; a deadly enemy takes the first step toward becoming her ally; and she finally learns of the age-old supernatural civil war that's been rippling beneath the fabric of New Orleans... and her place in the middle of the madness. But it may all be too little too late when the Voodoo war god Ogun shows up to put her to the ultimate test.



FAIREST #3 (MR)
(W) Bill Willingham (A) Phil Jimenez, Andy Lanning (CA) Adam Hughes
We want this third issue to be really big, so let's have Briar Rose and Ali Baba captured by the Snow Queen! And let's throw in seven good fairy godmothers and one really, really bad one. Let's have dire curses and desperate fights and comic asides. Let's show the consequences of attempting a second uninvited kiss. Basically let's have everything in this but the kitchen sink. No, wait - let's throw the kitchen sink in too!



FCBD 2012 GRAPHIC ELVIS PREVIEW (Net)
(W) Stan Lee, Various (A) John Cassaday, Various (CA) Mukesh Singh This FCBD Preview of the Graphic Elvis collector's book features selected stories and excerpts from the deluxe hardcover edition! An illustrated homage to Elvis' lifelong appreciation of comic books, Graphic Elvis also commemorates the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death in 2012. In the same way comic books inspired Elvis, this book allowed today's premiere comic book creators to find inspiration from Elvis' treasured archives at Graceland, creating a unique visual experience for his millions of fans. 371947



FCBD 2012 IMAGE 20 (Net)
(W/A) Various Image Comics presents this 20th anniversary anthology packed with all-new stories featuring a mix of Image's best loved characters from the past and present! 371923



FCBD 2012 MOUSE GUARD LABYRINTH & MORE HC (Net)
(W) Jeremy Bastian, Nate Cosby, Royden Lepp, Jim McCann, Ted Naifeh, David Petersen (A) Jeremy Bastian, Chris Eliopoulos, Cory Godbey, Janet Lee, Royden Lepp and David Petersen (C) David Petersen This Free Comic Book Day, Archaia offers readers the chance to experience history in the making with a FREE, gorgeous, 48-page, 6' x 9' full-color original anthology hardcover featuring all-new material! David Petersen returns with an all-new Mouse Guard tale that's guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings! Lose yourself once again in Jim Henson's amazing world of Labyrinth, featuring a fantastical story from Eisner Award-nominee Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin) and Cory Godbey (Fraggle Rock). Get a new perspective on Jet Jones in Royden Lepp's critically acclaimed Rust, with a short story seen through the eyes of younger brother Oswald Taylor. Jeremy Bastian's acclaimed Cursed Pirate Girl hits the high seas in this whimsical, swashbuckling tale of wonderland journeys and unimaginable dangers. Nate Cosby (Pigs) and Chris Eliopoulos (Franklin Richards) present Cow Boy, a comedy/western that tells the tale of a young bounty hunter determined to send his entire outlaw family to jail. And Jim McCann and Janet Lee follow up their Eisner Award-winning Return of the Dapper Men with an all-new short story that leads into the upcoming sequel, Time of the Dapper Men. Witness the origin of a new, major character! And?the return of 41?! 371915



FCBD 2012 THE HYPERNATURALS (Net)
(W) Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (A) TBD. This Free Comic Book Day... A universe trembles. It is the far future; the human race has finally colonized the galaxy, preserving an era of prosperity that's only possible because of The Hypernaturals. They're a celebrated, galaxy-wide superhero task force that keeps the peace. That is, until they all mysteriously vanish. Now, as the galaxy teeters on the brink of chaos, it's up to a group of retired and long forgotten Hypernaturals - and their novice recruits - to save the galaxy from complete destruction. Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, the superstar writing duo behind Annihilation and The Legion, launch an all-new original series that takes cosmic super-heroes to a new frontier. Experience the special preview issue of The Hypernaturals this May and pick up the #1 issue this July!



FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE ALIVE #1
(W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Bernie Wrightson Few works by comic-book artists have earned the universal acclaim and reverence that Bernie Wrightson's illustrated version of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein was met with upon its original release in 1983. Nearly 30 years later, Wrightson returns to his passion project with a comic series that picks up at the end of the classic novel, hailed as one of the greatest horror stories of all time. Frequent Wrightson collaborator Steve Niles provides the script for this epic, decades in the making. While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art, showing off the exquisitely detailed brush work of one of the greatest living artists in comics today. Each issue will also include supplemental materials, including interviews, essays and a serialization of the original prose story by Shelley.



HIGHER EARTH #1 MAIN CVRS
(W) Sam Humphries (CA) Phil Noto & Various You Are Illegal On This Earth. Space is dead. Why conquer other planets when there's a perfectly good Earth in the universe next door® Heidi, a girl born in garbage. Rex, a soldier gone rogue. The only thing between them and their destiny is an empire of a hundred different Earths, across a hundred alternate timelines. One majestic planet dominates them all: Higher Earth. Created and written by Sam Humphries (Fanboys Vs. Zombies) Higher Earth is his sci-fi follow up to last year's indie hit Our Love Is Real, a fast-paced epic of infinite possibilities. And don't miss the first of four extremely rare retailer incentive variants by legendary artist Michael Golden, offered with a CGC 9.8 Near Mint grade!



JUDGE DREDD CRUSADE TP (C: 0-1-2)
The Thing meets Where Eagles Dare as two of the world's most popular comic book writers - Grant Morrison and Mark Millar - produce a high-octane thriller! The greatest future lawman of them all, Judge Dredd, joins an international cadre of judges to recover a scientist who claims he has a message from God! And in 'The Frankenstein Division,' Millar creates the ultimate judge - by stitching together pieces of the best!



MIND THE GAP #1 CVR B
(W) Jim McAnn (A/CA) Rodin Esquejo, Sonia Oback After Elle Peterssen is mysteriously attacked on a Manhattan subway platform, she is left in a coma, the only clues to her attacker trapped inside her mind. No one knows the identity of the person behind this brutal beating or where they will strike next. In this ALL-NEW ONGOING series, everyone is suspect, and no one is innocent. USAToday calls it an 'anxiously anticipated modern thriller…Whodunit® McCann's done it again.' Eisner-winning writer JIM McCANN joins RODIN ESQUEJO (MORNING GLORIES) and SONIA OBACK (S.H.I.E.L.D., The Defenders) unite for a psychological thriller that will leave you guessing at every turn!



MORNING GLORIES #18 (MR)
story NICK SPENCER art JOE EISMA cover RODIN ESQUEJO  'P.E. - The Conclusion'



NEW DEADWARDIANS #3 (OF 8) (MR)
(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) I. N. J. Culbard
Investigating the chilling 'Murder That Should Not Be,' Inspector Suttle is obliged to visit the East End of London's notorious and dangerous Zone-B. It's the last refuge of the living, where the poor, the free-thinking, the artistic, the liberal and the undoubtedly mortal live surrounded by the fenced-off restless horror. What secrets will Suttle learn there about the case and himself?



RICH JOHNSTONS THE AVENGEFULS #1
A fundamentalist Islamic terrorist, the world's leading for-profit deity and a reality TV star thawed out from the 1940s. Can The Hoff assemble this rag tag group together into a team ready to face Earth's greatest threats? Well, he better, because that's why we're making this comic! A hilarious parody of what's sure to be one of the biggest movies of 2012. No, not Step Up 4… Written by Bleeding Cool's Rich Johnston (Watchmensch, Chase Variant).



SAUCER COUNTRY #3 (MR)
(W) Paul Cornell (A/CA) Ryan Kelly
Hypno-regression therapy, cutting edge aviation technology, and an abduction by rabbits! Things are getting really strange on the campaign trail in New Mexico, and Governor Alvarado is beginning to wonder: Has everyone in this state been 'abducted by aliens'® The book we like to call 'The West Wing meets The X-Files' ramps up as we meet the enemy and get a look into their big, black eyes…



SAGA #3 (MR)
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
BKV's and FIONA STAPLES' controversial epic continues!  Stranded on a mystical alien world, new parents Marko and Alana encounter their greatest fear. 



SECRET SERVICE #2 (OF 7) (MR)
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Dave Gibbons
The world's greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as we know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next James Bond® The young man's preparation now begins in earnest, saving him from a life of desperation. Meanwhile, what's the secret link between a series of kidnapped science fiction stars and the murder of an entire town in Middle America?



SUPERCROOKS #3 (OF 4) (MR)
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Johnny Bolt has gathered a group of super-villain friends from his past to pull off the biggest robbery in history. The real surprise--the victim's identity! But things go horribly wrong and it's too late to turn back. The greatest super-villain of all time might have amassed a billion dollar fortune, but he's not going to be easy to steal from. A massive secret in the American superhero community might just work in their favor…



STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION #1
(W) David Tipton & Various (A) J. K. Woodward (CA) J. K. Woodward, David Messina They said it would never happen! Nearly five decades and 1500 episodes in the making! The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2! When the Federation's most terrifying enemy strikes an unholy alliance with one of the Doctor's most hated antagonists, the result is devastation on a cosmic scale! Spanning the ends of space and time itself, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise find themselves joining forces with the Doctor and his companions, with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance! Written by Scott and David Tipton, the authors of the critically acclaimed Star Trek: Infestaion, and featuring the beautiful painted artwork of J.K. Woodward (Fallen Angel), this is the adventure that both Trekkers and Whovians have waited for all their lives! Geronimo® Make it so!



UNWRITTEN #37 (MR)
(W) Mike Carey (A) Peter Gross (CA) Yuko Shimizu
A year after The War of Words and nearly unbearable tragedy and loss, Tom Taylor's life is finally coming together. But the real world and fictional world are both in turmoil, and the damage seems to be spreading. Before he can hope to heal it, Tom will need to find 'The Wound,' part 1 of 4. It's the start of a brand-new storyline in a psychologically postapocalyptic world disconnected from the power of Leviathan and the manipulation of the Cabal. Fiction is up for grabs and Tom Taylor stands at the center of that battle!



WALKING DEAD #97 (MR)
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
TWO ISSUES IN ONE MONTH! The start of a new storyline, leading up to our monumental issue 100!  After nearly 100 issues, Rick and the other survivors finally have 'SOMETHING TO FEAR.'



WALKING DEAD #98 (MR)
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
TWO ISSUES IN ONE MONTH! 'SOMETHING TO FEAR' continues!

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Ligeramente más tarde de lo habitual, aquí les presento los cómics del mes pasado. Todavía no termino de leer todo, pero empecemos de una vez. America’s Got Powers continúa asombrándome, el primer número de Mind the Gap es muy prometedor y tiene un artista de primera. En cuanto a los cómics del Free Comic Book Day hay muchas cosas buenas: Graphic Elvis con arte del incomparable John Cassaday (compro todos los cómics que él dibuja), The Hypernaturals fue todo lo que me gusta de la Legión de Súper-Héroes; realmente disfruté la novela gráfica de Archaia, además de ser una cuidada edición en tapa dura con muchas historias interesantes, también es completamente gratuita. Pero si tuviera que elegir el mejor título del mes sería Morning Glories # 18, una poderosa y evocadora historia sobre el amor prohibido entre dos chiquillos que se reencuentran años después y descubren que la pasión aún puede prevalecer. Como escritor, Nick Spencer nos sorprende con un inolvidable relato sobre adolescentes atrapados en un colegio que asesina a sus propios estudiantes. Y sin más preámbulos, aquí están los cómics de mayo:


AMERICAS GOT POWERS #2 (OF 6)
Una generación de adolescentes con súper-poderes lucha para ser ‘el Héroe’ del más grande evento de la televisión en la historia. Pero los sueños de fama y fortuna de Tommy Watts quizá desfallezcan si es que sobrevive a los juicios. Y alguien destruirá el show y a todos los que participan.

Morning Glories # 18


BOYS #66 (MR)
Algo sucede en Moscú; un viejo amigo está en problemas. Y llega un anuncio que complacerá a pocos.



DOMINIQUE LAVEAU VOODOO CHILD #3 (MR)
Dominique se enfrente a sus misteriosos perseguidores de la Corte Vudú; un enemigo mortal toma el primer paso hacia una alianza. Y ella finalmente descubre la guerra civil sobrenatural en Nueva Orleans.



FAIREST #3 (MR)
RED ROSE y ALI BABA son capturados por la Reina de las Nieves. Además, allí están las siete hadas madrinas buenas, y una mala.



FCBD 2012 GRAPHIC ELVIS PREVIEW (Net)
Incluye trabajos de Stan Lee y John Cassaday.



FCBD 2012 IMAGE 20 (Net)
Antología en homenaje a los 20 años de Image.



FCBD 2012 MOUSE GUARD LABYRINTH & MORE HC (Net)
Escrito por Jeremy Bastian, Nate Cosby, Royden Lepp, Jim McCann, Ted Naifeh, David Petersen y dibujado por Jeremy Bastian, Chris Eliopoulos, Cory Godbey, Janet Lee, Royden Lepp & David Petersen.



FCBD 2012 THE HYPERNATURALS (Net) 
Estamos en un futuro lejano. La raza humana ha colonizado la galaxia, preservando una era de prosperidad posible sólo gracias a los Híper-Naturales, quienes guardan la paz por toda la galaxia. Hasta que todos se desvanecen misteriosamente, y la galaxia está ahora al borde del caos.



FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE ALIVE #1
Adaptación del clásico de terror de Mary W. Shelley.



HIGHER EARTH #1 MAIN CVRS
Eres un ilegal en esta Tierra. El espacio está muerto. ¿Para qué conquistar otros planetas si hay una Tierra perfectamente buena en el universo de al lado? Una chica que nació en la basura, un soldado fugitivo. Lo único que hay entre ellos y su destino es un universo de cientos de Tierras diferentes.



JUDGE DREDD CRUSADE
El más grande juez de todos, Dredd, se une a un grupo internacional de jueces para rescatar a un científico que clama tener un mensaje divino. Mientras, la División FRANKENSTEIN crea al juez definitivo.



MIND THE GAP #1 CVR B
Cuando Elle es misteriosamente atacada en una plataforma del metro de Manhattan, queda en estado de coma, las únicas pistas sobre su atacante están en su mente. Todos son sospechosos, nadie es inocente.



MORNING GLORIES #18 (MR)
Educación física. Conclusión.



NEW DEADWARDIANS #3 (OF 8) (MR)
Al investigar el asesinato que no debió ocurrir, el inspector es obligado a visitar la peligrosa zona pobre de Londres, el último refugio de los vivos, donde los pobres, los libre-pensadores, los artistas, los liberales viven rodeados del terror que no termina. ¿Qué secretos descubrirá el inspector?



RICH JOHNSTONS THE AVENGEFULS #1
Un terrorista islámico fundamentalista, el dios mejor pagado del mundo y la estrella de un programa de televisión congelado desde los años 40. ¿Podrá este patético grupo enfrentar a la más grande amenaza de la Tierra?



SAUCER COUNTRY #3 (MR)
Terapia hipnótica de regresión, tecnología de aviación de primera, y una abducción hecha por conejos. Las cosas se vuelven aún más extrañas a lo largo de la campaña, y la gobernadora Alvarado se pregunta si es que acaso todos han sido abducidos en Nuevo México.



SAGA #3 (MR)
Varados en un mundo extraño y místico, Marko y Alana, padres primerizos, encuentran aquello a lo que más temen.



STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION #1
Luego de cinco décadas, las dos más grandes series de ciencia ficción se reúnen. Cuando el más temible enemigo de la Federación forma una alianza con uno de los más odiados antagonistas del Doctor, el resultado es la devastación a escala cósmica. El capitán PICARD y el Doctor unirán fuerzas.



SECRET SERVICE #2 (OF 7) (MR)
El más grande agente secreto del mundo tiene un caso emocionante. Pero el fin del mundo tal como lo conocemos no le impedirá entrenar a su sobrino, un punk callejero, para ser el próximo James Bond.



SUPERCROOKS #3 (OF 4) (MR)
Johnny reúne a un grupo de villanescos amigos de su pasado para lograr el mayor asalto de la historia. El más grande súper-villano del mundo ha amasado una fortuna de billones, pero no será fácil robársela.



UNWRITTEN #37 (MR)
Un año después de la Guerra de las palabras, la vida de Tom por fin se tranquiliza. Pero el mundo real y el mundo ficticio están en caos. Y el daño se extiende, Tom deberá encontrar la herida antes de poder curarla. ¿Qué pasará en un mundo sin un Leviatán o la manipulación de la Cábala?



WALKING DEAD #97 (MR)
Finalmente Rick y los otros tienen algo que temer.



WALKING DEAD #98 (MR)
“Algo que temer” continúa.

8 comments:

  1. Minhas preferências das tuas escolhas:
    Saga
    Walking Dead
    Voodoo Child
    Fairest
    Mouse Guard (excelente)
    Judge Dredd Crusade
    ;)

    Abraço

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  2. Voodoo Child no ha tenido mucha acogida, se cancela en el número 7.

    Mouse Guard ha sido muy, muy bueno.

    Y Judge Dredd estuvo muy entretenido.

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  3. Superheroes gays? ahora apuestan por la inclusión jeje.
    Fuiste al Lima Comic en San Isidro?

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    1. Bueno, Morning Glories no es precisamente una colección de súper-héroes, pero sí, creo que cada vez más las editoriales tienen el acierto de apostar por una mayor diversidad.

      No pude ir al Lima Comic, me hubiera encantado pero no tuve tiempo. ¿Tú fuiste?

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    1. Gracias, feliz fin de semana para ti también.

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