Cover What if the Watcher gave superpowers to a street prostitute. What if said prostitute was down on her luck, being duped by her Johns on a regular basis, with a kid to raise and a rent to pay. And what if (almost) everyone in the world was a pervert? Ever asked this questions? You did? Hum... Well then wonder no more. Garth Ennis and the friends set out to answer those life changing questions. How is it? The Pro feels like an Adult Swim cartoon. Its short, right to the point and disturbingly funny. There is sexual content and violence from start to finish. Top that with some very foul language and you have a funny book not at all suitable for younglings and sensible hearts. Its a hard life It all starts when this Universe's Watcher decides to share a bit of his cosmic soul with a common prostitute in order to prove a point and win a bet. So in the next day our heroine wakes up with Power Girl like powers. She even gets Power Girl like costume later on. Soon after the League of Honor (Justice League analog) asks her to join their ranks. Reluctantly she does it but she doesn't really fit in. After all she does come from a very different world. This difference is very well explored by Ennis and is the root for many humorous moments and the main driver for the story. The story is a bit predictable, but then again depth and meaning is not really the goal of The Pro. Instead you have a fun(ny) book filled with sexual content, violence and foul language. Before the end she will get her revenge on an evil John, open up the world of The Saint (Superman analog) and teach some bad guys who's the boss. Art wise Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Paul Mounts don't disappoint. While sometimes some backgrounds are a bit plain and some expressions could be more elaborated, this a nice looking book. I particularly love the main character's design. She really is the star of the story. The way she is drawn and her expressions really add something to the reading experience. League of Honor Verdict? I'm not a big fan of Ennis type of writing, however I found this book very entertaining. Definitely get this. But keep it away from children and easily offended friends or family. Publisher: Image Comics Year: 2002 Pages: 58 Authors: Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Mounts ISBN: 1582402752 Also available in Portuguese Publisher: Devil Year: 2003 Pages: 56 ISBN: 9789728631802 Follow Reading Graphic Novels on Facebook and Twitter. Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/04/review-pro.html
Batman will face Deathstroke in the new video game.
Don’t miss the FINAL ISSUE of this mind-bending series!
DC executives celebrated a massive second place victory in Diamond's March sales numbers.
There’s a new leader for the Suicide Squad—but will the team stay or die?
The Louisville coach sabotaged his opponents by sending them copies of the Marvel event.
Probably the first of many, but it's finally landed along with the official synopsis.
I've been sitting on these stills for a few days now (no, not literally) and since the new movie poster came out, here it all is.
300: Rise of Empire hopes to deliver both a new, yet familiar experience.
It is rumored that the Evil Dead director and writer are rumored to be working on a rumored Marvel project which is rumored to be Doctor Strange!
Nanoviralbots? Are you kidding? I quit. Can I quit? I want to quit.
Creative teams are subject to change due to angry, last-minute creator walkoffs.
It's Bloodshot vs. Toyo Harada in Harbinger Wars #2!
So far this has been my favorite month of the year. So many great comics at the same time! Let’s start with two very good Avengers (Uncanny & Young) issues, and a very interesting first chapter for Judge Dredd Year One (which simply proves that you need a British writer to write about this British creation). Image’s Sex is another promising new series. Mike Carey’s arc about zombies in the Unwritten universe is some of the best stuff I’ve seen from Vertigo in quite a long time, really amazing. But this time the best comics don’t come from the United States, at least not directly. I cannot emphasize how much I have enjoyed reading the first 6 volumes of Neon Genesis Evagelion (which have been collected in two oversized volumes). But if I had to choose the best comic I’ve read not only in March but in the first trimester of 2013 it would be Judge Dredd Origins. It’s so awesome that I’m still trying to process the intensity of it all. Once I feel ready I’ll write a review about it. You can count on it. And without further ado here are March comics as per solicitations: FASHION BEAST #7 WRAP CVR (MR) (W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Facundo Percio. The stars in the sky are hidden by the fallout of a post-industrial nightmare world. But Doll has become a star herself with everything she has always wanted. Yet the complex web of mystery around the Patron, Celestine, begins to unravel her tightly guarded dreams. JUDGE DREDD ORIGINS (W) John Wagner (A) Carlos Ezquerra (CA) Brian Bolland. JUDGE DREDD YEAR ONE #1 (W) Matthew J. Smith (A) Simon Coleby (CA) Greg Staples 'The Long Hard Road' begins here! In an all-new adventure from Joe Dredd's early days as a Mega City-One Judge, writer (and Eagle-award-winning 2000 AD Editor) Matt Smith presents a tale where 'all the young juves, carry the news,' only in this case, the news is delivered with a lethal blow! NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 3-IN-1 Vol. 1 Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 3-IN-1 Vol. 2 Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. SEX #1 (MR) (W) Joe Casey (A/CA) Piotr Kowalski FIRST ISSUE - COLLECTOR'S ITEM! Finally, a good reason for you come in the comicbook store -- to buy SEX! Simon Cooke has retired from his own 'alternative lifestyle' and returned to the city he'd previously sworn to protect. Now he's just another average citizen -- or is he? The term 'adult' has never been so appropriate as it is when it applies to SEX. SHRUGGED VOL 2 #1 (OF 6) DIRECT MARKET CVR (W) Frank Mastromauro (A) Micah Gunnell, Jonathan Marks (CA) Micah Gunnell Aspen's Ten Year Anniversary celebrates the return of SHRUGGED! You think you're prepared, but you're not. You've been decisive in your actions up to this point, but now things have been turned upside down. You feel you've conformed your mindset and are ready to accept what you're about to experience, but you haven't. That's because SHRUGGED is back and ready to blow your mind! Theo and his friends are entering their final year of high school, and even though Ange and Dev are still along for the ride, a host of new characters have joined in on the adventure! But, everything isn't all fun and games this time around as an evil force has also returned and is preparing to silence those voices inside their heads…permanently. If you thought you knew what fear was, you haven't seen anything yet! Created by Michael Turner and Frank Mastromauro, with illustrations by newcomer Jonathan Marks and colorist Beth Sotelo, make sure to listen to the voices inside your head and pick up a copy of SHRUGGED #1 today! TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #3 (OF 4) (W) Ken Kristensen, M. K. Perker (A/CA) M. K. Perker 'CANDY WITH STRANGERS,' Part Two Todd's new prison mentor metes out some ugly justice on the convict that stole Todd's stuff. Meanwhile, Chief Hargrave stumbles into the clutches of the Maniac Killer; Todd's mother tries to raise bail money the old-fashioned way; and Todd's dad learns there's a dark side to his celebrity crush. UNCANNY AVENGERS #4 (W) Rick Remender (A/CA) John Cassaday. Red Skull and his S-Men move forward their take over of New York. A member of the Uncanny Avengers joins the S-Men! When the chips are down, the fight all but lost, one Avenger must rise and face the terrible might of The Omega Skull! another one of my drawings / otro de mis dibujos UNWRITTEN #46 Written by MIKE CAREY Art by PETER GROSS and DEAN ORMSTON Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU. Richie continues to help Didge with her inquiries, and the Corpse Harvest Killer strikes again—against himself! Enter Madame Rausch, with a surefire plan for stopping the rising body count. All that’s left to settle now is her price... WALKING DEAD #108 (MR) (W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn Ezekiel has a tiger. WITCH DOCTOR: MAL PRACTICE #4 (of 6) Story BRANDON SEIFERT art / cover LUKAS KETNER. When you have a magical disease, you go to the Witch Doctor. But where do you take the Witch Doctor when he's the one who needs help? And how far will Doc Morrow's assistant go... to save his boss' life? "WITCH DOCTOR has emerged as an immediate hit." — L.A. Weekly YOUNG AVENGERS #2 KIERON GILLEN (W) JAMIE MCKELVIE (A/C) Variant Cover by STEPHANIE HANS. Has Wiccan made a horrible mistake that comes back to bite everyone on their communal posteriors? Spoilers: Yes. Does this guest star the Uncanny Avengers? Spoilers: Also Yes. A figure from Loki’s past emerges. Friend? Foe? What will it be? Spoilers: It’s Foe. And much more from Marvel’s most critically acclaimed book. Yes, we’re saying it’s critically acclaimed and it’s not even out yet. We are very bad. ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Hasta ahora este ha sido mi mes favorito del año. ¡Tantos cómics estupendos al mismo tiempo! Empecemos con dos muy buenos números de Avengers (Uncanny y Young) y un muy interesante primer capítulo de Judge Dredd: Year One (que simplemente demuestra que necesitas un escritor británico para escribir sobre esta creación británica). Sex de Image es otra prometedora nueva serie. El arco de Mike Carey sobre zombis en el universo de Unwritten es de lo mejor que he visto en Vertigo últimamente, realmente asombroso. Pero esta vez los mejores cómics no vienen de Estados Unidos, al menos no directamente. No puedo hacer énfasis en lo mucho que disfruté leyendo los primeros 6 volúmenes de Neon Genesis Evagelion (que han sido compilados en dos tomos extra grandes). Pero si tuviera que elegir el mejor cómic que he leído no sólo en marzo sino en el primer trimestre del 2013, sería Judge Dredd: Origins es tan genial que todavía estoy procesándolo. Cuando me sienta preparado, escribiré una reseña. Pueden contar con ello. Y sin mayores preámbulos aquí van los cómics de marzo: FASHION BEAST #7 WRAP CVR (MR) Las estrellas en el cielo se ocultan tras la pesadilla de un mundo post-industrial. Pero DOLL se ha convertido en una estrella y tiene todo lo que siempre quiso. ¿Y qué pasa con la maraña de misterios alrededor del Patrón? JUDGE DREDD ORIGINS Por John Wagner y Carlos Ezquerra. Portada de Brian Bolland. JUDGE DREDD YEAR ONE #1 Comentario: El largo y duro camino empieza aquí. Todos los jóvenes delincuentes son noticia, y son noticias mortales para los jueces. NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 3-IN-1 Vol. 1 Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 3-IN-1 Vol. 2 Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. SEX #1 (MR) Finalmente hay una buena razón para entrar a una tienda de cómics: para comprar SEXO. Simon Cooke se ha retirado de su ‘estilo de vida alternativo’ y ha regresado a la ciudad que había jurado proteger. Ahora es un ciudadano común y corriente… por fin el término ‘adulto’ se aplicará al sexo. SHRUGGED VOL 2 #1 (OF 6) DIRECT MARKET CVR Crees que estás preparado, pero no lo estás. THEO y sus amigos están entrando al último año de secundaria, y pero no todo será juego y diversión esta vez, ya que una fuerza maligna también está de vuelta. TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #3 (OF 4) El nuevo mentor en prisión de Todd aplica con severidad la justicia al convicto que se robó las cosas de Todd. Mientras tanto, el jefe de policía cae en las garras del asesino maníaco. La madre de Todd intenta reunir dinero para la fianza a la vieja manera. Y el padre de Todd descubre el lado oscuro. UNCANNY AVENGERS #4 RED SKULL y sus Hombres S se preparan para dominar New York. ¿Uno de los Vengadores se unirá a los Hombres S? Y el Cráneo Omega ataca. THE UNWRITTEN #46 Rich continúa con sus investigaciones y el asesino de la cosecha de cuerpos ataca de nuevo – contra sí mismo. MADAME RAUSCH tiene un plan para disminuir el número de decesos… por un precio justo. WALKING DEAD #108 (MR) Ezequiel tiene un tigre. WITCH DOCTOR: MALPRACTICE #4 Cuando tienes una enfermedad mágica visitas al doctor, pero cuando él tiene una enfermedad mágica ¿a quién puede acudir? ¿Qué tan lejos irá el asistente del doctor para salvar la vida de su jefe? YOUNG AVENGERS #2 ¿Ha cometido WICCAN un terrible error que regresará para morder los posteriores comunales de todos? Oh sí. Llegan los UNCANNY AVENGERS y una figura del pasado de LOKI reemerge pero ¿es un amigo o un enemigo? Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/04/march-comic-books-comics-de-marzo.html
Solicits and cover previews for July 2013
No one wants to be the last to say, "I’m sorry" for fear of being rounded up.
Solicits and cover previews for July 2013 - WILL BE UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY
Filming for the new movie began today.
Failing to finish off the digital comics platform in their first attempt, Marvel hopes to finally get the job done starting April 11th.
Will a battle of sibling rivalry lead to a death in the family?
What new member, who threatens to tear the team apart, is welcomed into The New 52?
The Massive; vol. 1: Black Pacific, Scarlet Spider; vol. 1: Life After Death, All Star Western; vol. 1: Guns And Gotham, Indestructible Hulk #6, Thanos Rising #1, and Constantine #1
WINNER: Comic Of The Week - 4/3/2013: All-New X-Men #10 by Brian Michael Bendis & David Marquez
WINNER: Cover Of The Week - 4/3/2013: Fairest #14 by Adam Hughes
DC announced that the event will be a three book crossover between the three Justice League titles.
Joe Abercrombie has been posting some interesting images on his blog the last few days.
Always make sure you know what you're signing up for before becoming leader of a planet-god cult
An episode in which stuff happens and people are either dirty or trying on pretty dresses.
What undead menaces threaten the lives of the Demon Knights and Themyscira?
THE MOVEMENT by writer Gail Simone and artist Freddie Williams II