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    May comic books / cómics de mayo

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    Los cómics son mi pasión. Y eso es bastante obvio si es que le dan un vistazo a mi blog. Por fin, ha llegado el momento de publicar mi propio cómic. Y para eso los necesito a USTEDES. Así que por favor revisen el siguiente link para que puedan colaborar: ¡Gracias!

    I love good gifts and I love good comics, and Free Comic Book Day is the perfect combination of all of that. Each year I eagerly await the arrival of May comics and the first thing I read are FCBD titles. The 48 page 2000AD FCBD was awesome, “full of thrills” as the English say. And IDW’s reprints of old Judge Dredd stories were delightful. I was also surprised by the high level of quality (story and art wise) of the two Prince Valiant tales selected by Fantagraphics. After a two years hiatus I picked up again a Marvel FCBD (due to the online speculation that suggested that this had something to do with Marvelman / Miracleman) but I wasn’t particularly impressed by it.

    My two favorite comics of the month are Jupiter’s Legacy and Young Avengers, which I’ll be reviewing promptly. FF continues to be a great Marvel series, and The Unwritten managed to surprise me again. This month the eccentric Witch Doctor Mal Practice comes to an end, and the promising Suicide Risk begins (proving, once again, that Mike Carey really knows how to capture the reader’s attention). Thanks to Amazon and MidtownComics offers I got a bundle of trade paperbacks and hardcovers that I’m still reading, but they all look amazing. So, without further ado, here are May comics as per solicitations:

    (W) Grant Morrison (A) Doug Braithwaite, Richard Case (CA) Brian Bolland. This new printing of the first collection of Grant Morrison's DOOM PATROL run includes issues #19 - 25 of the series, including the restoration of three story pages omitted from the original printing. Plus, a new cover by Bolland. 

    (W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Facundo Percio. Writer: Alan Moore Cover & Art:  Facundo Percio  Alan Moore's visionary tale reveals the truth and horror behind the lavish trappings of Celestine's fashion empire.  As the world teeters on the verge of self-destruction, and Doll witnesses the final moments of her benefactor, a choice must be made.  And Doll does the unthinkable by proclaiming who the phoenix of Celestine's empire will be…  The end is near and the choices made will either spell the salvation of it or usher in its utter ruin.   

    FCBD 2000 AD SPEC 
    (W) John Wagner & Various (A) Henry Flint & Various (CA) Henry Flint. Home of Judge Dredd, 2000 AD is the UK's award-winning weekly SF anthology comic. In  this bumper 48-page FCBD special, The Jimps Club is a brand new Judge Dredd story about a club of Judge impersonators compete against each other to see who can last the longest on the harsh streets of the 'Big Meg'. They've got being a Judge down to a fine art, nailed the mannerisms and the stance, but all it takes is one mistake for Dredd to spot an imposter...; Zombo returns in the all-new Planetronix: Mohawk Of Menace! - the failed government(TM) robot defense force Planetronix (TM) are on a mission to just say NO to DRUGS! But when Yellow Lion (TM) starts getting into insidious punk rock music, Zombo has to intervene; plus thrill-pounding action from The Visible Man, dimensional instability issues for Indigo Prime and dubious thermo-nuclear advice from alien delinquents DR & Quinch. Item Code: JAN130045

    Publisher: IDEA & DESIGN WORKS LLC. (W) John Howard, Joe Collins (A/CA) Brian Bolland. In advance of IDW's coming ongoing series re-presenting the best Judge Dredd stories from the past with all-new coloring, this special FCBD release offers one of the most beloved Dredd stories of all time: the introduction of Judge Death, with all-new color! Plus: bonus "Walter the Wobot" strips appearing in color for the very first time, all beautifully illustrated by the brilliant Brian Bolland! Item Code: JAN130036

    Publisher: FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS. (W/A/CA) Hal Foster. This full-color comic collects two Prince Valiant stories from Hal Foster's 1950 peak: "Home Again," in which Val, Aleta, and newborn baby Prince Arn enjoy an eventful ocean journey back to Thule, and "The Challenge," in which another knight's unwelcome advances on Aleta result in a classic duel with Valiant. Item Code: JAN130032

    (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Jim Cheung
    JAN130009 $0.00

    Publisher: IMAGE COMICS (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn (CA) Charlie Adlard. This special Walking Dead issue contains a new Tyrese short story, who made his television debut in The Walking Dead Season 3! It also reprints short stories featuring Michonne, The Governor and Morgan. This special issue is a must-have for Walking Dead fans--none of these stories will be reprinted in the trade paperbacks!Item Code: JAN130008

    FF #6 
    (W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Mike Allred. Darla vs Yancy Street! ‘ NUFF SAID!

    FF #7
    (W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Mike Allred. Field trip…into the heart of the Negative Zone! Scott Lang has already lost a daughter… watch what happens when he puts it all on the line to save… Bentley-23?
    May comic books / cómics de mayo
    my drawing: from pencils to inks /
    mi dibujo: del lápiz a la tinta

    (W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Frank Quitely. The comic-book event of 2013 finally arrives as superstar creators MARK MILLER and FRANK QUIETLY give us the superhero epic that all future comics will be measured by. The world's greatest heroes have grown old and their legacy is a poisonous one to the children who will never live up to their remarkable parents. Unmissable. 

    (W) Nick Spencer (A) Joe Eisma (CA) Rodin Esquejo. 'THE WAITING GAME'-Season 2 of the smash hit series begins here, with a special, full-sized, impossibly priced $1 prelude - the perfect jumping-on point for collection readers looking to move to single issues!  

    (W) Mike Carey (A)  TBD (CA) Tommy Lee Edwards. Author(s): Mike Carey Artist(s): TBD Cover Artist(s): A: Tommy Lee Edwards  Heroes are dying, and cops are dying twofold. Humanity is underpowered in the face of their onslaught, and people are suffering untold casualties trying to stem the flow. After barely surviving a super-powered bank heist gone horribly wrong, beat cop Leo Winters vowed to try and find a way to stop them. Following a lead, he discovered two lowlifes who seemed to be able to grant a person powers...for the right price.  Thing is: you don't get to choose which power. It's seemingly random, a crap-shoot, a risk.  Will Leo decide to take that risk? And why is it that even the heroes in this world eventually break…bad? 

    UNWRITTEN #48 (MR)
    (W) Mike Carey (A) Peter Gross (CA) Yuko Shimizu. In part 2 of 'Orpheus in the Underworld,' Tom's quest for Lizzie has hit a major hurdle, in that he no longer remembers who either of them is. But is it possible he's already found her without even realizing it? And who holds the true power in Hades, where masks may hide anything-or nothing? 

    WALKING DEAD #110 (MR)
    (W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn. story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN  Ezekiel vs. Michonne? 

    (W) Brandon Seifert (A/CA) Lukas Ketner, Andy Troy. This is it: Doc Morrow's last stand against the forces making his life hell! If Morrow and his allies fail here, all of Arkham, Oregon will suffer! Too bad he screws it up. Oops: SPOILERS!  'Drips with retro-gore fun' - Paste Magazine 

    (W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Jamie McKelvie. Kate Bishop finally turns up! A lovely day trip to Central Park for a group of cheery youngsters. LIES! It's not lovely as they're being pursued by bad guys and it's not a day trip as (er) it's at night. A shameless retcon into Marvel Boy's history! 


    Me encantan los buenos regalos y los buenos cómics, y el día del cómic gratis (FCBD en inglés) es la combinación perfecta de todo eso. Cada año espero con impaciencia la llegada de los cómics de mayo, y lo primero que hago es leer los títulos del FCBD. Las 48 páginas de 2000AD fueron extraordinarias, "llenas de emociones" como dirían los ingleses. Y las reimpresiones de IDW de las viejas historias de Judge Dredd fueron una exquisitez. También quedé sorprendido por el alto nivel de calidad (narrativo y artístico) de los dos relatos del Príncipe Valiente seleccionados por Fantagraphics. Después de un hiato de dos años volví a elegir el FCBD de Marvel (debido a la especulación en internet que sugería que tendría algo que ver con Marvelman / Miracleman) pero no quedé particularmente impresionado.

    Mis dos cómics favoritos del mes son "Jupiter’s Legacy" y "Young Avengers", ambos serán reseñados pronto. "FF" continúa siendo una grandiosa serie Marvel, y "The Unwritten" se las arregló para sorprenderme otra vez. Este mes el excéntrico "Witch Doctor Mal Practice" llega a su fin, y empieza el prometedor "Suicide Risk" (demostrando, una vez más, que Mike Carey realmente sabe cómo capturar la atención del lector). Gracias a las ofertas de Amazon y MidtownComics conseguí un montón de tomos que aún estoy leyendo, y que se ven asombrosos. Así que, sin más preámbulos, aquí van los cómics de mayo:

    Por Grant Morrison, Doug Braithwaite y Richard Case. Portada de Brian Bolland. Incluye los números 19 a 25 de esta colección. 

    Se revelan el horror y la verdad detrás del imperio de la moda. Mientras el mundo está al borde de la autodestrucción, el benefactor de DOLL llega a sus momentos finales. Y DOLL hace lo imposible al proclamar quién será el fénix del imperio de CELESTINE. El fin está cerca y estas decisiones salvarán o arruinarán todo. 

    FCBD 2000 AD SPEC
    (W) John Wagner et al (A) Henry Flint et al (CA) Henry Flint.

    (W) John Howard, Joe Collins (A/CA) Brian Bolland.

    Clásicas historias del Príncipe Valiente de Hal Foster.

    Jonathan Hickman & Jim Cheung.

    Historias breves e inéditas sobre varios personajes protagónicos.

    FF #6
    Darla versus Yancy Street.

    FF #7
    Día de campo, en el corazón de la Zona Negativa. 

    Un relato épico sobre los más grandes héroes del mundo que han envejecido y sobre su legado venenoso, sus hijos que nunca estarán a la altura de sus gloriosos progenitores. 

    KICK-ASS 3 #1 (OF 8) (MR)
    HIT-GIRL está en prisión, y ahora la primera misión de KICK-ASS será escapar tanto de la policía como de los criminales. Por primera vez, Dave está teniendo dudas. ¿Podrá solucionar este gran conflicto? 

    “El juego de la espera”. 

    Los héroes están muriendo, los policías también. La humanidad está impotente frente a la masacre. Luego de sobrevivir, con las justas, a un robo de banco, el golpeado policía Leo ha hecho un juramento. Siguiendo una pista, encuentra a dos rufianes que parecen ser capaces de otorgar poderes a una persona... por el precio correcto. La cosa es que los poderes no se pueden elegir. Es todo al azar y, por tanto, un riesgo. ¿Se arriesgará Leo? ¿Y por qué los héroes de este mundo, eventualmente, se corrompen? 

    UNWRITTEN #48 (MR)
    En la segunda parte de "Orfeo en el inframundo" Tom busca a su amada pero tropieza con un obstáculo, no recuerde quién es ella ni quién es él. ¿Es posible que ya la haya encontrado sin darse cuenta? ¿Y quién tiene el verdadero poder en el Hades, donde las máscaras lo ocultan todo? 

    WALKING DEAD #110 (MR)
    ¿Ezequiel versus MICHONNE? 

    Esta es la batalla definitiva del doctor Morrow contra las fuerzas infernales. Si Morrow y sus aliados fallan aquí, todos sufrirán.

    Por fin aparece Kate. Un bonito paseo diurno por Central Park con un grupo de simpáticos jovencitos. Mentira, no es bonito, son perseguidos por villanos y tampoco es un paseo diurno, es de noche. 

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