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    Review: Astronauta Magnetar

    Review: Astronauta Magnetar
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    The Astronaut (O Astronauta) is a brazilian comic book character created in 1963 by Mauricio de Sousa.
    This BRASA (brazilian Nasa) astronaut has been around for generations, enchanting kids and grown ups everywhere.

    Between 2009 and 2011 there was a project to recreate the Astronaut in a modern light. Those were shorter stories and were printed in an anthology style book. In 2012 Danilo Beyruth created this 70 pages story that reinvents The Astronaut.

    If you're not familiar with the character, The Astronaut is all about the simple things in life. Its about the perspective of things. Always going far way just to find value in the simpler aspects of daily life.

    Magnetar takes place in deep space around a magnetar (neutron star) where The Astronauts gets marooned. The story develops around his journey back home, both literally and figuratively.

    Review: Astronauta Magnetar
    Contemplating the Magnetar
    This is a beautiful story. Sweet and heartwarming, with the right amount of humor and a dash of action. Its simple, yet with enough complexity that you'll read it at least twice.

    The art is just gorgeous. Slick pencils and on the spot coloring permeate these 70 pages with eye candy that translates the tone and feel of the story perfectly. The claustrophobic felling of despair of the marooned Astronaut is beautifully portrayed, as is  the vastness of space (on the few panels that show it).

    Review: Astronauta Magnetar
    The beginning of the end

    The only drawback of the book it how hard it is to get a hold of a copy. It wasn't advertised at all and as such few stores even knew of it existence. Luckily my local newspaper stand managed to procure a copy for me.

    Publisher: Panini Comics
    Year: 2013
    Pages: 82
    Authors: Danilo Beyruth
    ISBN: 9788565484428

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    Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2014/02/review-astronauta-magnetar.html

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    About the Author - Rui Esteves


    Rui Esteves is definitely from Peru and has a blog!  Rui tries to find the good in everyone, which is difficult when he has to work for this hive of scum and villainy, but he makes do.   Rui does so enjoy graphic novels, as evident from the name of his blog:  http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com, twitter handle: @RGNblog, and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rgnblog.
     

     


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