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    February Comic Books / Cómics de febrero

    What a fantastic month for comic books! I loved the Bojeffries Saga GN, I had been wanting to read it for years and now that I did, I must say it lived up to my expectations and in fact surpassed them. I’m quite satisfied with the first issues of All New Invaders and New Warriors (part, as you may have guessed, of All New Marvel Now). Since I no longer buy The Walking Dead I was very relieved to get my fix of zombie thrills in George A. Romero’s Empire of the Dead. Image’s Deadly Class #1 was quite an interesting first chapter and with great art. Miracleman continues to surprise me not only because it’s one of the best Alan Moore runs but also due to the high quality of Marvel’s edition. And this month I have a tie for best single issues (printed in 2014): Unwritten Apocalypse #1 and Thor God of Thunder #18 (Das Pastoras is the best!). Truly extraordinary issues. And now, without further ado, here are February comics as per solicitations. 

    ALL NEW INVADERS #1 
    (W) James Robinson (A) Steve Pugh (CA) Mukesh Singh 'GODS AND SOLDIERS' PART ONE • Eisner Award winner James Robinson (STARMAN, EARTH 2) returns to MARVEL, uniting with Steve Pugh (ANIMAL MAN, HOTWIRE, GEN-X) to create a unique, modern day take on the INVADERS. • The KREE EMPIRE intends to conquer the universe using a weapon that will grant them an army of NORSE GODS. • It falls to four heroes united by their past-CAPTAIN AMERICA, NAMOR, THE ORIGINAL HUMAN TORCH and the WINTER SOLDIER-who must now face the future and wage war against the Kree to save Earth. 

    ALL NEW X-FACTOR #2 
    (W) Peter David (A) Carmine Di Giandomenico (CA) Jared K. Fletcher. 'NOT BRAND X' Part 2 X-FACTOR IS BACK…LIKE NEVER BEFORE! Serval Industries, one of the world's most trusted names in electronics and leader in cutting-edge internet and weapons technology, has just unveiled their newest contribution to society…the All-New X-Factor. Led by mutant mistress of magnetism, Polaris, the team uses its corporate backing for the betterment of society. With her half-brother Quicksilver, notorious thief, Gambit, and more by her side, can Polaris trust that her corporate masters really have good intentions? 

    BOJEFFRIES SAGA GN (MR) (C: 1-0-2) 
    (W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Steve Parkhouse. Jobremus Bojeffries is like any other father - trying to keep the peace in a house stuffed with two kids (Ginda and Reth), uncles Raoul and Festus, a baby and old Grandpa Podlasp. Never mind that one's a werewolf, one's a vampire, Grandpa is in the last stages of organic matter, and the baby puts off enough thermonuclear energy to power England and Wales. All right, they're no ordinary family. And this is no ordinary book, with stories spanning decades, a whole chapter written as light opera, a Christmas episode, and an all-new 24-page comic bringing the Bojeffries up to the present day. On every page, the wry and anarchic creativity of the creators shines through: Alan Moore's affectionate and penetrating grasp of human nature (and British culture) creates a kind of desperate poignancy in the characters, brought to memorable life by Steve Parkhouse's deft and articulate line work. It's all there, untutored, unpolished, ramshackle and always on the edge of collapse. 

    DEADLY CLASS #1 (MR) 
    (W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Wesley Craig, Lee Loughridge. It's 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. He has no money. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can't focus in class, thanks to his mind constantly drifting to the stunning girl in the front row and the Dag Nasty show he has tickets to. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin's top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he's failing is 'Dismemberment 101,' and his crush, a member of the most notorious crime syndicate in Japan, has a double-digit body count. Welcome to the most brutal high school on Earth, where the world's top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At King's Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn't always metaphorical, nor is your fellow classmates' poison. Join writer RICK REMENDER with rising star WESLEY CRAIG (Batman) and legendary colorist LEE LOUGHRIDGE (Fear Agent) to reminisce about the mid-1980s underground through the eyes of the most damaged and dangerous teenagers on Earth. 

    DEADPOOL GAUNTLET #1 
    Deadpool has tangled with vampires before, but is he ready…to work for them?! • Dracula has a very important package he needs delivered safely, so he hires the Merc with the Mouth to get the job done! 

    GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD ACT ONE #1 (OF 5) 
    (W) George A. Romero (A/CA) Alex Maleev ZOMBIE GODFATHER GEORGE ROMERO UNLEASHES HIS NEXT UNDEAD EPIC-AS AN ALL-NEW MARVEL COMIC! • Welcome to New York City years after the undead plague has erupted-but just because Manhattan has been quarantined, don't think that everyone inside is safe! • Not only do flesh-eaters roam within Manhattan, but there's another ancient predator about to take a bite out of the Big Apple! • Plus: It's a terrorizing team-up in variant cover form when the Zombie Godfather unites with the Zombie King - Arthur Suydam! 

    KICK-ASS 3 #6 (OF 8) (MR) 
    (W) Mark Millar (A/CA) John Romita. It's the flashback issue you've all been waiting for: The secret origin of Hit-Girl! Training, first blood, and of course, lots of hugs and positive reinforcement from Big Daddy. Exactly how does little Mindy McCready earn her assassin stripes? Hint: It ain't by collecting stickers. This issue will be extra-sized for extra awesome! 

    MIRACLEMAN #2 
    (W) TBD, Mick Anglo (A) Various (CA) Alan Davis • KIMOTA! With one magic word, a long-forgotten legend lives again! • Freelance reporter Michael Moran always knew he was meant for something more -- now, a strange series of events leads him to reclaim his destiny! • Relive the ground-breaking eighties adventures that captured lightning in a bottle -- or experience them for the first time -- in these digitally restored, fully relettered editions! • Issue #2 includes material originally presented in WARRIOR #1-5, plus bonus material. 

    NEW WARRIORS #1 
    (W) Christopher Yost (A) Marcus To (CA) Ramon K. Perez. WARRIORS REBORN! Adventurers SPEEDBALL and JUSTICE have come together with a group of young heroes including NOVA, SUN GIRL, and HUMMINGBIRD (and even a couple of new faces) to stop the latest threat to the Marvel Universe-the Atlanteans, Inhumans, clones and hundreds of other so-called 'superior' beings are living among the humans of the Marvel Universe, but not everyone is pleased about it. THE HIGH EVOLUTIONARY has raised an army to combat the evolution of humanity - and the New Warriors are locked in his sights! 

    SIDEKICK #5 CVR A MANDRAKE & HIFI (MR) 
    (W) J. Michael Straczynski (A/CA) Tom Mandrake,  HiFi
    For weeks, super-villain Julia Moonglow has been feeding off the body and energy of Barry 'Flyboy' Chase while keeping him from remembering this. Now she's ready to let him remember, and reveals why she's been stalking him and the fate of her late twin sister. But that's just the warm-up for the big reveal, as Barry learns for the first time that the Red Cowl may be alive, a discovery that shatters him down to his very core. 

    THOR GOD OF THUNDER #18 
    (W) Jason Aaron (A) Das Pastoras (CA) Esad Ribic • A tale of Young Thor, in the age of the Vikings. Here be a dragon. 'Nuff said. 

    UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE #1 
    (W) Mike Carey (A) Peter Gross (CA) Yuko Shimizu It's the perfect jumping on point, as Tom Taylor is stranded at the beginning of all creation! Lost in the unwritten scenes of all the world's stories, Tom Taylor is headed back to reality - and all the gods and beasts and monsters ever imagined can't stop him. But there's a toll on the road that may be too high for him or anyone to pay… 

    UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE #2 (MR) 
    (W) Mike Carey (A) Peter Gross (CA) Yuko Shimizu. In the ruins of a post-literary world, Richie and Lizzie go in search of their lost friend Tom Taylor. But to find him, they'll have to venture into the most dangerous place on Earth: London. 
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    ¡Un mes lleno de cómics fantásticos! Me encantó Bojeffries Saga, había estado esperando leer esto por años y debo decir que sí estuvo a la altura de mis expectativas y que de hecho las superó. Estoy bastante satisfecho con los primeros números de All New Invaders y New Warriors (parte, como habrán adivinado, de All New Marvel Now). Como ya no compro The Walking Dead me sentí muy aliviado de recibir mi dosis de zombis en Empire of the Dead de George A. Romero. Deadly Class #1 de Image fue un primer capítulo bastante interesante y con un muy buen arte. Miracleman continúa sorprendiéndome no sólo porque es una de las mejores etapas de Alan Moore sino también por la óptima calidad de la edición de Marvel. Y este mes hay un empate para el mejor número único (impreso en el 2014): Unwritten Apocalypse #1 y Thor God of Thunder #18 (¡Das Pastoras es lo máximo!). Números realmente extraordinarios. Y ahora, sin más preámbulos, aquí están los cómics de febrero.

    ALL NEW INVADERS #1
    Comentario: El imperio KREE intenta conquistar el universo usando un arma que les garantizará un ejército de dioses nórdicos. Ahora, los héroes del pasado (CAPTAIN AMERICA, NAMOR, la Antorcha Humana original y WINTER SOLDIER) deben reunirse y luchar para salvar al mundo.

    ALL NEW X-FACTOR #2
    Comentario: ¿Podrá POLARIS confiar en las buenas intenciones de su medio hermano QUICKSILVER y en GAMBIT, el notorio ladrón?

    BOJEFFRIES SAGA GN (MR)
    Comentario: JOBREMUS BOJEFFRIES es como cualquier otro padre, intentando mantener la paz en una casa atiborrada de dos chicos, dos tíos, un bebé y un abuelo. Sin contar con que uno de ellos es un hombre lobo, el otro es un vampiro, el abuelo está en las últimas fases de la materia orgánica, y el bebé tiene suficiente energía termonuclear como para darle electricidad a toda Inglaterra y Gales. Está bien, no son una familia ordinaria. 

    DEADLY CLASS #1 (MR)
    Comentario: Es 1987. Marcus odia el colegio. Tiene malas notas. No tiene plata. Los deportistas fastidian a sus amigos. No puede concentrarse en clase gracias a la preciosa chica que se sienta en primera fila. Pero los deportistas son los hijos del asesino principal de Stalin, los profesores son miembros de una antigua liga de asesinos, la clase que está a punto de desaprobar es ‘Desmembramiento’, y la chica es parte del sindicato del crimen de Japón. Bienvenidos a la secundaria más brutal de la Tierra, donde las principales familias del crimen del mundo envían a la próxima generación de asesinos para que sean entrenados. Aquí el asesinato es un arte, y la matanza una ciencia.

    GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD ACT ONE #1 (OF 5)
    Comentario: Bienvenidos a New York años después de que la plaga de los muertos vivientes ha empezado. Pero aunque Manhattan ha sido puesta en cuarentena, eso no significa que la gente se haya salvado.
    February Comic Books / Cómics de febrero
    my drawing / mi dibujo

    KICK-ASS 3 #6 (OF 8) (MR)
    Comentario: ¡El origen secreto de HIT-GIRL! Entrenamiento, sangre y por supuesto un montón de abrazos y buenos deseos de parte de BIG DADDY. ¿Qué exactamente hace una niña para ganarse el título de asesina? 

    MIRACLEMAN #2
    Moran siempre supo que estaba destinado a algo más… ahora, una extraña serie de eventos lo llevan a reclamar su destino.

    NEW WARRIORS #1
    Comentario: Los aventureros SPEEDBALL y JUSTICE reúnen a un grupo de jóvenes héroes, incluyendo a NOVA, SUN GIRL y HUMMINGBIRD (y un par de caras nuevas) para detener la más reciente amenaza… el Alto Evolucionario ha formado un ejército para combatir la evolución de la humanidad.

    SIDEKICK #5 CVR A MANDRAKE & HIFI (MR)
    Comentario: Durante semanas, una villana se ha estado alimentando del cuerpo y la energía de Barry Chase (FLYBOY) y borrando sus recuerdos. Ahora está lista para devolverle su memoria y revelar por qué lo ha estado acosando. Pero la mayor revelación será descubrir que RED COWL sigue vivo.

    THOR GOD OF THUNDER #18
    Comentario: Un relato de un joven Thor, en la era de los vikingos.

    UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE #1
    Comentario: Tom Taylor está perdido en el principio de la creación. Perdido en las escenas no escritas de todas las historias del mundo, hasta que se dirige a la realidad. Y ni todas las bestias ni monstruos imaginados lo podrán detener.

    UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE #2 (MR)
    Comentario: En las ruinas de un mundo post-literario, ellos darán inicio a la búsqueda de Tom Taylor. Pero para encontrarlo tendrán que aventurarse en el lugar más peligroso de la Tierra: Londres.

    Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2014/03/february-comic-books-comics-de-febrero.html

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