July 18, 2012

June comic books / cómics de junio


In May I picked Morning Glories # 18 as the best issue of the month. Now this time it’s a tie between Hit-Girl # 1 and Astonishing X-Men # 51. Hit-Girl was really great and I’ll write a full review on this first issue in due time. Astonishing X-Men, on the other hand, was a wonderful surprise. I had never read anything by Marjorie Liu and I absolutely loved her story. The fears and insecurities of Northstar as his wedding day approaches are intense and honest. Discrimination is also made evident as even some of the X-Men refuse to attend this gay wedding. Issue # 51 made me remember everything that I love about X-Men, as well as the whole concept of mutants, prejudice and heroism. Fantastic issue! Hypernaturals # 1 and Extermination # 1 were quite impressive, I’d really like to read more of these titles. The Boys # 67 and Unwritten # 38 were very good too. Finally, I really enjoyed the conclusion of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century 2009, it has some amazing moments, like the one in which Mina and Orlando are walking down the streets and Mina says that she was used to poverty and hunger in the Victorian age but what she sees now is something else... people in 2009 feel kike there is no point to anything. And then Orlando says that's what happens when culture becomes irrelevant. That moment right there is just brilliant. I won’t say more because I’m always against spoilers, but let’s just say that I had a lot of fun with June’s comics. And now, without further ado, last month’s list:

ASTONISHING X-MEN #51
(W) Marjorie M. Liu (A) Mike Perkins (CA) Dustin Weaver
The wedding of the century!

BOYS #67 (MR)
(W) Garth Ennis (A) Russell Braun (CA) Darick Robertson
Covers: Darick Robertson Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Russ Braun Colorist: Tony Aviña  The ghosts of the Legend's past rise to haunt him, and in a way so do MM's- as he catches up with his daughter and finds out much, much more about her recent mistakes than he bargained for. Meanwhile Hughie investigates the recent tragedy and end up in an unexpected showdown... with Monkey? The bodycount mounts in part two of The Bloody Doors Off.

EXTERMINATION #1 MAIN CVRS
(W) Simon Spurrier (CA) John Cassaday & Various We Lost. They Won. In the wake of an apocalyptic alien invasion, the world's greatest super-heroes and deadliest super-villains must form an alliance to prevent their own extermination. Two arch-enemies, Nox, a driven hero, and Red Reaper, a ruthless villain, form a volatile partnership for the greater good. The enemy of your enemy is your friend - but will they be able to ultimately put aside their bitter past to prevent global genocide? What happens when all the battle lines are redrawn and foes become unlikely allies in a desperate war for the fate of the very planet - and the outcome of a species? Written by Simon Spurrier (X-Club, Fear Itself: The Home Front, Wolverine: Dangerous Games), Extermination is a superhero survival story by an author that boldly explores the dark crevices of an entire genre.

HIT-GIRL #1 (MR)
Hit-Girl spins off into her own blood-soaked series by the sales-busting creative team of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. This story takes place between Kick-Ass Volumes 1 and 2 as Mindy McCready tries to settle into life as a regular school-girl, but wants nothing more than to be dispensing hot justice to the scum of New York City. Her mother and step-father think she's doing her homework, but in reality she's taken Kick-Ass on as her sidekick and is training him up to punch, shoot and stab ... just like Daddy would have wanted. A limited edition variant by Leandro Fernandez will be released for this issue, as will a Variant (artist TBD) & John Romita Jr. Sketch Variant, and a Blank Cover Variant. NOTE: Variant supplies limited. Consult your retailer for availability. Scheduled to ship 06/27/12.


HYPERNATURALS #1 MAIN CVRS 
(W) Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (A) Brad Walker & Various (CA) Francesco Mattina & Various This July...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!

LOEG III CENTURY #3 2009 (MR) (C: 0-0-3)
(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Kevin O'neill
The narrative reaches its cataclysmic conclusion in London 2009. The magical child whose ominous coming has been foretold for the past century has now been born and has grown up to claim his dreadful heritage. His promised age of unending terror can commence, the world can now be ended, and there is no League, extraordinary or otherwise, to stand in his way. The bitter, intractable war in Q'umar crawls bloodily to its fifth year, away in Kashmir a Sikh terrorist wages a holy war against Islam that must push the world into a nuclear holocaust, and in a London asylum there's a patient who insists she has all the answers.
Astonishing X-Men # 51

MORNING GLORIES #19 (MR)
Lights Out. Nobody home.
my drawing (pencils and inks) /
 mi dibujo (lápices y tintas)

MMW UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 05 
(W) Chris Claremont, John Byrne (A) John Byrne & Various (CA) John Byrne, Richard Isanove The X-Men had fought many battles, been on adventures spanning galaxies and grappled with enemies of limitless might - but nothing could prepare them for the most shocking struggle they would ever face. One of their own members, Jean Grey, has gained power beyond all comprehension, corrupting her into the Dark Phoenix! Now, the X-Men must decide: Is the life of the woman they cherish worth the existence of the entire universe?! It's the definitive X-Men tale, painstakingly restored for the Marvel Masterworks. Also featuring the seminal 'Nightcrawler's Inferno,' a Wolverine/Wendigo brouhaha guest-starring Alpha Flight, the original version of X-MEN #137 in which Jean Grey lived, and the Claremont/Buscema Phoenix tale from BIZARRE ADVENTURES #27. Collecting X-MEN (1963) #132-140, X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #4, PHOENIX: THE UNTOLD STORY and BIZARRE ADVENTURES #27.

SAGA #4 (MR)
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
story BRIAN K. VAUGHAN art / cover  FIONA STAPLES    Welcome to SEXTILLION, a distant planet where even your darkest fantasies become reality.  See why everyone's talking about this hit new ongoing adventure from BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and FIONA STAPLES!

UNWRITTEN #38 (MR)
(W) Mike Carey (A) Peter Gross (CA) Yuko Shimizu
The weird cultists who worship Tommy Taylor are the chief suspects in a series of bizarre disappearances - and a young, relentless detective thinks she's found a way to crack the case. Plus, puppetmaster Madame Rausch is on her deathbed - but can she find the strength to pull the final strings?

WALKING DEAD #99 (MR)
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN  'SOMETHING TO FEAR' CONTINUES! The unthinkable happens, as we all gear up for next month's monumental issue 100!
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En mayo elegí Morning Glories # 18 como el mejor cómic del mes. En esta ocasión hay un empate entre Hit-Girl # 1 y Astonishing X-Men # 51. Hit-Girl estuvo increíble y escribiré una reseña sobre este primer ejemplar próximamente. Astonishing X-Men, por otro lado, fue una maravillosa sorpresa. Nunca había leído nada de Marjorie Liu y me encantó la historia. Los miedos y las inseguridades de Northstar conforme se acerca el día de la boda son intensos y honestos. La discriminación también se hace evidente cuando algunos de los X-Men se rehúsan a asistir a esta boda gay. Este # 51 me ha hecho recordar todo lo que siempre me ha encantado de los X-Men, y todo el concepto de los mutantes, el prejuicio y el heroismo. ¡Fantástico número! Hypernaturals # 1 y Extermination # 1 fueron bastante impresionantes, me gustaría leer los siguientes números. The Boys # 67 y Unwritten # 38 estuvieron muy buenos. Finalmente, realmente disfruté con la conclusión de League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century 2009 y es que tiene momentos asombrosos, como cuando Mina y Orlando caminan por las calles y Mina dice que estaba acostumbrada a la pobreza y al hambre en la era Victoriana pero lo que ve ahora es algo distinto... en el 2009 la gente siente que nada tiene sentido. Y entonces Orlando responde que eso es lo que sucede cuando la cultura se vuelve irrelevante. Es un momento brillante. No diré más para no arruinar sorpresas, basta decir que realmente me divertí con los cómics de junio. Y ahora, sin más preámbulos, la lista del mes pasado:

ASTONISHING X-MEN #51
 El momento más esperado: ¡La boda del siglo!

BOYS #67 (MR)
 Los fantasmas del pasado de la Leyenda lo acosan. Mientras, una inesperada lucha ocurre, y la cuenta de los cadáveres sube.

EXTERMINATION #1 MAIN CVRS
 La invasión alienígena comienza, y los más grandes súper-héroes y villanos deben formar una alianza para prevenir su propia exterminación.

HIT-GIRL #1 (MR)
Por fin, se revela la historia que sucede entre KICK-ASS volumen 1 y volumen 2. Mindy trata de adaptarse a su vida como colegiala, pero lo único que quiere es ajusticiar a la escoria de New York. 

HYPERNATURALS #1 MAIN CVRS
 En un futuro lejano, la humanidad ha colonizado la galaxia, y la prosperidad es mantenida por los Híper-Naturales. Hasta que todos se desvanecen misteriosamente. Ahora que la galaxia está al borde del caos, los Híper-Naturales deberán reclutar y entrenar a un grupo de novicios.

LOEG III CENTURY #3 2009 (MR)
 La narrativa alcanza su impactante conclusión en Londres, en el 2009. La ominosa llegada del niño mágico que fue predicha el siglo pasado ha ocurrido, ahora él ha crecido y reclama su terrible herencia. La era prometida de terror sin fin puede comenzar, el mundo puede terminar, y no hay ninguna Liga, extraordinaria u ordinaria, que pueda enfrentarse a él. 

MORNING GLORIES #19 (MR)
 Las luces están apagadas. No hay nadie en casa.

MMW UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 05
 Guión y dibujos de Chris Claremont & John Byrne.

SAGA #4 (MR)
 Bienvenidos a un planeta en el que los deseos se hacen realidad.

UNWRITTEN #38 (MR)
 El extraño culto que idolatra a Tommy es el principal sospechoso en una serie de bizarras desapariciones.

WALKING DEAD #99 (MR)
 “Algo que temer” continúa. Y lo inesperado sucede.

6 comments:

  1. draw me a picture of Stalk and The Will from Saga!!!

    *for free of course! :P

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    1. I will!!!

      *On your birthday (maybe).

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  2. Love the closeup!

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    1. Really ? Glad to hear thah, Glenn !

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    1. Thanks! Glad to know you liked it.

      What about the one with the dog?

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