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December comic books / cómics de diciembre

Written by Arion on Friday, January 11 2013 and posted in Reviews

If I had to choose the best comic of November and December it would be a tie between the truly fantastic FF # 1 and the absolutely awesome Witch Doctor Mal Practice # 1. FF was surprisingly good, and Witch Doctor was just as great as the original miniseries. Last year I was buying Witch Doctor, Luther Strode and Caligula, and they have all returned at the same time. Ouch, I can’t even begin to imagine what this will do to my budget. I really enjoyed reading the new beginnings for Luther Strode and Caligula, and I’ll review them. Finally, Masks # 1 had a great script and great art, easily the most promising miniseries that has come from Dynamite in years. And now, without further ado, here are December’s comics as per solicitations. Which ones of these have grabbed your attention?



AMERICA'S GOT POWERS #4 (OF 6)
(W) Jonathan Ross (A/CA) Bryan Hitch. Story JONATHAN ROSS art / cover BRYAN HITCH  As the televised games continue and Tommy tries to tap into his enormous power, the government begins shutting things down. Their plan to use the kids as human batteries is close to realization. Will the renegade teens known as The Rejected stop it, or only make matters far, far worse? 

CALIGULA HEART OF ROME #1 (OF 6) (MR) 
(W) David Lapham (A/CA) German Nobile. Caligula returns for an all-new series by the original creative team! David (Stray Bullets) Lapham and painter German Noble return to the time of hedonism and supernatural evil with Caligula: Heart of Rome #1! They thought the mad emperor destroyed, his mysterious soul box gone, and his body run through with a thousand blades. But the demon lives on and ten years later the job of finding and slaying the beast once and for all has fallen to heroic Laurentius. But can anyone unravel the mystery of the demon before its bloody tendrils can make glorious Rome a wasteland® Available with Regular, Wraparound, or Gore covers by German Noble, and a special Imperial Retailer Incentive.

CYBER FORCE #2 (Net) 
(W) Marc Silvestri, Matt Hawkins (A) Khoi Pham, Sunny Gho (CA) Marc Silvestri TOP COW'S TOP-SELLING SERIES OF ALL TIME CONTINUES IN ITS GROUND-BREAKING RELAUNCH! APHRODITE V DEBUTS! For the first time in history, mankind is outpacing evolution. It takes nature thousands of years to adapt to changes and the things humanity has accomplished technologically in just the past 100 years has thrown its ability to evolve, and in turn survive, completely out of whack. In other words, a world full of wonders and conveniences is being created that none will hope to survive. This dilemma is at the heart of what CYBER FORCE is all about. The massive corporation CDI continues to engineer technologically enhanced humans. Cyber Force, terrorists or resistance fighters depending on your point of view try and regroup and reveal the conspiracy that is behind the heart of CDI and its mission. Aphrodite V and Stryker make their debut!

FASHION BEAST #4 WRAP CVR (MR)
(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Facundo Percio. There is no nuclear winter in the seasons of the fashion world.  And while life outside of Celestine's empire is tumbling toward oblivion, within the doors of the temple to fashion Doll becomes enwrapped in the disdain and contempt of the madams.  But while Doll strives to raise her station from commoner to elitist, she discovers that the wrong turn of phrase can do more than ruin a career, it can take a life.  For in this world only the designs of Le Patron are immaculate and everything else is terminally flawed and to be scorned, used, and eventually discarded.  And it may be too late when Doll realizes that her obstinate and haughty projected image may turn out to be a mortal detriment to her newly found stardom as the jewel of Celestine's eye.  Fashion Beast brings Alan Moore's unearthed masterpiece into the limelight after nearly thirty years!  Available with a Regular or Wraparound Cover by series artist Facundo Percio or Haute Couture Incentive (by Percio) or the very rare Tarot (by Paul Duffield) Incentive cover. 


 

FF #1 NOW
Matt Fraction (W) & Mike Allred (A). We have seen the future and it will be fantastic! In the absence of the Fantastic Four, a substitute Four, hand-picked by the real deal--Ant-Man, Medusa, She-Hulk and Miss Thing--stand ready to guard the Earth and the nascent Future Foundation for four minutes... NOW! what could possibly go wrong? 

GREAT PACIFIC #2 (MR)
(W) Joe Harris (A/CA) Martin Morazzo. 'TRASHED!' Part Two Throwing his life of privilege and comfort aside, fugitive oil heir Chas Worthington plants a flag on the floating continent of trash known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and proclaims it his own, sovereign nation.  But he's not the only one who's come to check out Earth's newest, strangest frontier! 

HAPPY #3 (OF 4)
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Darick Robertson. With a day left until Christmas, and time running out for Santa's innocent victims, Happy the Horse learns what turned Nick Sax from golden cop to broken-down hitman.  But can he convince Nick to do the right thing or is it Happy's turn to face some uncomfortable home truths?

HELLBOY IN HELL #1 MIGNOLA CVR 
(W/A) Mike Mignola (CA) Mike Mignola, Dave Stewart After saving the world in The Storm and The Fury, but sacrificing himself and Great Britain, Hellboy is dead, cast into Hell, where he finds many familiar faces, and a throne that awaits him. Mike Mignola returns to draw Hellboy's ongoing story for the first time since Conqueror Worm. It's a story only Mignola could tell, as more of Hellboy's secrets are at last revealed, in the most bizarre depiction of Hell you've ever seen. 

LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE #1 (OF 6) (MR) 
(W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Tradd Moore. Luther Strode lives. Five years after losing everything, Luther has become more than a nightmare for the evil men in his city… he has become a legend. But somebody is hunting the bogeyman, and he has dangerous allies that Luther will never expect. Luther Strode lives; but for how long® The sequel to 2011's breakout hit begins here!



MASKS #1 
(W) Chris Roberson (A) Alex Ross (CA) Alex Ross & Various Starring The Shadow, The Green Hornet, Kato, and The Spider, in a story that only Dynamite could tell! Before superheroes, there were Masks! They've always said it can't happen here… but what if it did? It's 1938, and the Justice Party has swept into office in New York State. But the newly-elected officials are in the control of powerful criminals, who quickly corrupt the law to their own advantage. When a fascist police state is instituted, the only ones who stand in defense of the innocent are masked vigilantes like the Shadow, the Green Hornet, Kato, and the Spider. Also, look forward to future appearances of Black Bat, Miss Fury, Black Terror, Green Lama and more! When the law is unjust, justice must be an outlaw! 

MORNING GLORIES #23 
story NICK SPENCER art JOE EISMA cover RODIN ESQUEJO   'Promises, Promises.' 

UNCANNY AVENGERS #2
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) John Cassaday • What are The Red Skull's new powers? How did he become the most powerful man on Earth? • Can Havok and Thor defeat the spreading influence of Honest John, The Living Propaganda?! • Rogue and Scarlet Witch trapped on the Isle of the Red Skull's S-Men! • Wolverine & Captain America: uncover the truth behind the worldwide mutant assassination epidemic!

UNWRITTEN #44 (MR)
(W) Mike Carey (A) Peter Gross (CA) Yuko Shimizu. In the classical underworld of Hades, Tom takes on harpies, sinister ferrymen and multiheaded dogs. But none of these encounters prepare him for his meeting with the king - or for the responsibilities he has to take on for some very familiar damned souls.  

WALKING DEAD #105 (MR)
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn (CA) Charlie Adlard. 'Sing me a song.' 

WITCH DOCTOR MALPRACTICE #1 (OF 6)
(W) Brandon Seifert (A/CA) Lukas Ketner
The breakout medical horror hit from ROBERT KIRKMAN's Skybound imprint is back on call!  Even the world's leading expert in supernatural disease needs to unwind sometimes. But when Dr. Morrow wakes up with no memory of what - and who! - he did last night, is it just a case of partying too hard… or something more malignant? (Hint: It's the malignant one!)   'Terrifying, hilarious, and above all else, smart.' - The A.V. Club

WITCH DOCTOR MALPRACTICE #2 (OF 6)
(W) Brandon Seifert (A/CA) Lukas Ketner. Doc Morrow doesn't remember what happened to him last night - and what he doesn't know might kill him! With the clock ticking, Morrow consults with some very unorthodox specialists. But will the cure prove worse than the disease®    'Charmingly demented… I can't wait for future volumes.' - Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing 
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Si tuviera que elegir el mejor cómic de noviembre y diciembre habría un empate entre el fantástico FF # 1 y el asombroso  Witch Doctor Mal Practice # 1. FF fue tan bueno que me sorprendió, y  Witch Doctor estuvo tan genial como la miniserie original. El año pasado estaba comprando Witch Doctor, Luther Strode y Caligula, y ahora todas han regresado al mismo tiempo. Uf, no puedo ni imaginar los efectos que tendrá esto sobre mi presupuesto. Realmente disfruté leyendo los nuevos comienzos de  Luther Strode y Caligula, y serán reseñados. Por último, Masks # 1 tuvo un gran argumento y gran arte, se trata de la miniserie más prometedroa que de Dynamite en años. Y ahora, sin más preámbulos, aquí están los cómics de diciembre. ¿Cuáles son los que más te llaman la atención?


 

AMERICA'S GOT POWERS #4 (OF 6)
Mientras los juegos televisivos continúan y Tommy trata de recurrir a su enorme poder, el gobierno empieza a intervenir. El plan de utilizar a estos jovencitos como baterías vivientes está por concretarse. ¿Los adolescentes renegados conocidos como ‘Los Rechazados’ solucionarán las cosas?

CALIGULA HEART OF ROME #1 (OF 6) (MR) 
En una época de hedonismo y maldad sobrenatural, Calígula, el emperador loco, ha sido destruido, sus posesiones han desaparecido, y su cuerpo ha sido atravesado por mil espadas. Pero el demonio sobrevive, y diez años después la labor de hallar y aniquilar a la bestia recae en LAURENTIUS. 



CYBER FORCE #2 (Net)
Por primera vez en la historia la humanidad está quedando fuera de sincronía con la evolución, nuestros inventos nos impiden adaptarnos a los cambios y por lo tanto sobrevivir. Un mundo de tecnología podría ser el fin.

FASHION BEAST #4 WRAP CVR (MR)
En las temporadas de la industria de la moda, no existe el invierno nuclear. Y mientras la vida fuera del imperio de CELESTINE es olvidada, dentro de las puertas del templo de la moda, DOLL recibe el desdén y el desprecio de las madamas. Ella ha luchado para subir de estatus y llegar a la elite, pero una sola frase podría arruinar su carrera o costarle la vida a manos de CELESTINE.

FF #1 NOW
Hemos visto el futuro y será fantástico. Con los Cuatro Fantásticos ausentes, los cuatro sustitutos se alistan para proteger la Tierra y la Fundación Futura: ANT-MAN, MEDUSA, SHE-HULK y MISS THING. ¿Qué podría salir mal?

GREAT PACIFIC #2 (MR)
Chas, el heredero de una fortuna petrolera, es un fugitivo que decide clavar su bandera en el continente flotante de basura conocido como el Parche de Basura del Gran Pacífico, y se proclama como soberano.

HAPPY #3 (OF 4)
Falta un día para navidad, y el tiempo se acaba para las víctimas inocentes de Papa Noel, HAPPY el caballo descubre qué hizo que Nick, el policía dorado, se convirtiera en un rufián. ¿Y los secretos de HAPPY?

HELLBOY IN HELL #1 MIGNOLA CVR 
Después de salvar el mundo en la Tormenta y la Furia, y sacrificarse a sí mismo, HELLBOY está muerto y es arrojado al infierno, en donde encuentra muchas caras familiares y un trono que lo espera.


December comic books / cómics de diciembre
my drawing / mi dibujo

LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE #1 (OF 6) (MR) 
Luther está vivo. Cinco años después de perderlo todo, Luther se ha convertido en algo más que una pesadilla para los criminales de su ciudad… él es una leyenda. Pero alguien con peligrosos aliados está al acecho.

MASKS #1
Antes que los súper-héroes, había máscaras: THE SHADOW, THE GREEN HORNET, KATO y THE SPIDER. Es 1938 y el Partido de la Justicia ha ganado las elecciones en New York, pero los oficiales recién elegidos controlan a poderosos criminales que corromperán rápidamente a la ley. Al instituirse un estado policial fascista, los únicos que defenderán a los inocentes serán los vigilantes enmascarados. Si la ley es injusta, la justicia debe ir contra la ley.

MORNING GLORIES #23
Promesas, promesas.

UNCANNY AVENGERS #2
¿Cuáles son los nuevos poderes de RED SKULL? ¿Cómo se convirtió en alguien tan poderoso? ¿Podrán HAVOC y THOR detener al Honesto John, la Propaganda Viviente? Mientras, ROGUE y SCARLET WITCH están atrapadas en la isla de los Hombres S. WOLVERINE y CAPTAIN AMERICA descubren la verdad detrás de la mortal epidemia mutante mundial.

UNWRITTEN #44 (MR)
En el clásico mundo del Hades, Tom se enfrenta a las harpías, al siniestro Caronte y al perro de múltiples cabezas. ¿Estará listo para ver al rey?

WALKING DEAD #105 (MR)
Cántame una canción.

WITCH DOCTOR MALPRACTICE #1 (OF 6)
Incluso el mayor experto del mundo en enfermedades sobrenaturales necesita un descanso. Pero cuando el doctor Morrow se despierta sin poder recordar con qué o quién estuvo la noche pasada, ¿la juerga fue muy extrema o se trata de algo malévolo? Algo malévolo, sin duda.

WITCH DOCTOR MALPRACTICE #2 (OF 6)
El doctor Morrow no recuerda lo que sucedió la noche anterior. Y no saber puede ser fatal. En una carrera contra el reloj, Morrow consulta con especialistas nada ortodoxos. Pero ¿será la cura peor que la enfermedad?


 

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