July 16, 2016

June Comics / cómics de junio

Unlike previous months, in June I only got a few comics. Doctor Strange and Cinema Purgatorio were quite good. I bought Rebirth # 1 because it was a giant-sized issue with a very low price (which I always appreciate), and some of my favorite artists were in it; I have to admit it was surprisingly satisfactory. However, the best issue of the month was Alan Moore’s Providence # 9. And now, without further ado, here are June comics as per solicitations:  

(W) Alan Moore & Various (A) Kevin O'Neil & Various (CA) Ignacio Calero. Welcome once again to the theatre of the macabre! Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill are your hosts as the finest creators in all of comics join us in an anthology to end all anthologies. Cinema Purgatorio is the ongoing monthly series which brings together the powerhouse creators to tell stories that only Avatar Press could. These tales claw into your brain and nest there as you attempt to recover from the horrors you've witnessed. Illustrated in stark moody black & white, every page of this series is filled with visions from the minds of your favorite creators. Every issue is perfect-bound, with no ads, and all of the works are very long-form, there are no collections planned before 2018. Jump in now and embrace the new future of comics. The one of which Alan Moore has always dreamed. It's here, now. Hiding in the dark corner. Welcome to Cinema Purgatorio.

It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don't say we didn't warn you! THEY SAID IT: 'Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe,' says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. 'It brings back what has been lost, the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!'.

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Chris Bachalo. THE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC STORY CONTINUES! All of Doctor Strange's magic has been destroyed and our world is on the edge of disaster. What on Earth can Stephen do? Rated T+

PROVIDENCE #9 Pantheon Cvr (MR)
(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Jacen Burrows. The world of H.P. Lovecraft has begun to invade the mind of Robert Black. His quest began as project to write a book but the more he is exposed to these horrors the closer to the edge of insanity he is pushed. The cracks in the world seem to be widening as he nears some inexplicable crescendo of horror. Alan Moore and artist Jacen Burrows have created the most realized version of Moore's Lovecraftian vision ever published. Fans and classical scholars have flocked to the pages of Providence to decipher the many layers of story being told in this masterpiece. Moore has written every cover detail, every single page, and every nuance of this work to create an unforgettable series. Fans of Moore's immersive style and meticulous grasp of storytelling will be thrilled to add this essential piece of comics history to their collections! Available with Regular, Pantheon, Portrait, Dreamscape Wraparound, Women of HPL, and a special Ancient Tome Incentive cover, all by collaborator Jacen Burrows.

A diferencia de meses anteriores, en junio hubo poquitos cómics. "Doctor Strange" y "Cinema Purgatorio" me gustaron bastante. Compré "Rebirth" porque era un especial extra grande a un precio bajo (algo que siempre valoro), y algunos de mis artistas favoritos estaban allí; debo admitir que fue sorprendentemente satisfactorio. Sin embargo, el mejor cómic del mes fue "Providence" de Alan Moore. Así que sin más preámbulos los dejo con los cómics de junio:
my drawing / mi dibujo

¡Bienvenidos una vez más al teatro de lo macabro! Alan Moore y Kevin O'Neill serán vuestros anfitriones en esta antología. Estos relatos quedarán grabados en vuestros cerebros y allí anidarán a medida que intentéis recuperaros de los horrores que habéis presenciado. Ilustraciones a blanco y negro, todas las páginas son fieles a la intención de sus creadores.

Todo comienza aquí. El futuro (y el pasado) del Universo DC. No digáis que no os lo advertimos. Así lo dijeron: “REBIRTH se centra en el núcleo del personaje y en su respectivo universo”; y “recupera lo que se ha perdido, el legado de los personajes, el amor y la esperanza del Universo DC”.

“Los Últimos Días de la Magia” continúan. Toda la magia del Doctor Extraño ha sido destruida y nuestro mundo está al borde del desastre.

El mundo de H.P. Lovecraft ha comenzado a invadir la mente de Robert Black. Su viaje comenzó como un proyecto para escribir un libro pero al exponerse cada vez más a los horrores, se ha ido acercando al borde de la locura. Las grietas en el mundo parecen estar aumentando, mientras que el inexplicable terror va en crescendo. Disponible en portadas Regular, Panteón, Retrato, Escenario onírico, Mujeres de Lovecraft, y Tomo Antiguo, todas hechas por Jacen Burrows.


  1. I thought Rebirth was dumb. Haven't read the rest.

    1. There are parts I didn't like at all. But since I'm a Wally West fan it felt good seeing him again.