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WINNER: Cover Of The Week - 12/19/2012: Hellblazer #298 by Simon Bisley
WINNER: Comic Of The Week - 12/19/2012: Uncanny X-Force #35 by Rick Remender and Phil Noto
Cover In England a building vanishes. In space some astronauts need to be rescued and Robo is the man/robot for the job. Alan Turing does something and a 18 Wheeler will save the day. Atomic Robo and his fellow co-workers at Tesladyne are going to be faced with some hard to solve mysteries, will be hunted, persecuted and will have to fend off against a kindred spirit. Beside the full story arc of The Ghost of Station X this volume collects the last Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Atomic Robo issue. How is it? Special Delivery A building goes missing in good old England. Oddly there seems to no record of the building ever existed. If not for the exposed foundations and the memory of the some historians there would be no evidence of the building's existence. The current day Sparrow asks Robo for Help, but he is tied up so he sends my favorite Tesladyne team to help out. Will they help or destroy the world? At the same time, but across the ocean, Tesladyne receives an urgent call from NASA requesting Robo's help to rescue some astronauts stuck in space. Of course Robo rushes to space any way he can to save the day. Needless to say nothing goes according to plan and ends in a blazing horror. In other words, just another day at the office for Atomic Robo. Atomic Robo The Ghost of Station X is and action, mystery and humorous book. Both this plots are unveiled in the first 3 chapters of the book. At first is a bit confusing, but like any good mystery story, it all comes together very nicely near the end. The ending is very rewarding. Like in most Atomic Robo stories, here Brian Clevinger enriches the relationship between the book and the reader with references to real life aspects. Lovecraft, Tesla, Addison, Einstein have been present in previous volumes in one way or another. This time is Alan Turing's turn to make a contribution. Whack-a-Chicken The FCBD issue is all about jungle giant pre-historic chickens that were thought to be extinct. Its pure entertaining. It won't add anything to the Atomic Robo Universe but its a very funny short story very much worth the read. Brian Clevinger has a knack to villainize classic personalities, theories and achievements in the various fields of science. As a result Robo is that much interesting to read, especially if you're a sci-fi buff. Art wise Scott Wegener does a great job as is expected. The art style of Atomic Robo is just the right amount of goofy, vibrant and dynamic. Scott manages to give lots of expression impact to Robo with just the eyes to work. Its a delight to see. Geronimo Verdict? This is classic Atomic Robo. If you never read a Atomic Robo story don't worry, that is not a problem. While there is a certain continuity in Robo's Universe its not very strong and not at all intrusive. There is one joke and one minor reference in this book that you won't understand if this is your first Robo book. Brian and Scott makes sure each arc is more or less self-explanatory. The Ghost of Station X is a fun and funny book, packed with action and weird science and glorious sci-fi from start to finish. Its a great daily commute read. I've loved all Atomic Robo books thus far and this 6th volume is continuing that trend. Highly recommended. Publisher: Red 5 Comics Year: 2012 Pages: 152 Authors: Brian Clevinger, Scott Wegener ISBN: 0986898503 Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2012/12/review-atomic-robo-ghost-of-station-x.html
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Glenn Fabry In 1670 the inhabitants of Fairfax County were prejudiced, fearful of god and, above all, resentful. They defined life as a divine gift, and if someone committed the disgraceful act of suicide, his dead body would be submitted to trial. These trials would often end in the brutal dismemberment of the corpse in the hands of the enraged villagers. This is the source of the horror in “Lot 13”, a very promising miniseries by writer Steve Niles and artist Glenn Fabry. Those first pages immediately captured my attention, and certainly made me wonder about the religious zealots we can still find today. Nevertheless, the story takes place in the present, centuries after the horrific events of Fairfax County. After years of saving money, a nice middle class family has bought a house and it’s preparing to move to the suburbs. The father and mother seem to be a loving couple, dealing with the rebelliousness and cynicism of their two teenaged daughters and their pubescent son. Fairfax County: 1670 When they get to the new house they realize it’s still being fumigated, and it won’t be ready for at least a couple of days. After a long trip, they decide the best thing they can do is stay in an old building in which they can rent rooms for a very small fee. But what they don’t know is that the corrupted souls of Fairfax County are also tenants in this building. suicide must be punished / el suicidio debe ser castigado I have always admired Glenn Fabry’s art, but for some reason in recent years he had done mostly covers and little or no interior art at all. This time, luckily for us, he returns as a full time artist, and it’s a joy to look at his pages. Glenn has done a lot of historical research and that is evident when we look at his double page spread; the attitude of the villagers, their clothes (even their rotten teeth, quite common in that era) and their collective rage merge into a powerful and stunning image. In the subsequent page we can see the mindless frenzy of the villagers and the mutilated bodies of those deemed guilty of the ultimate sin: suicide. Glenn’s unique style acquires even greater coherence as he pencils and inks all of his work, but this time he’s not in charge of the coloring. Adam Brown is the colorist, and he does a very good job with the different ambiances, and even with the skin tones and the makeup of the teenage girl. ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ En 1670, los habitantes del condado de Fairfax eran prejuiciosos, temerosos de dios y, por encima de todo, resentidos. Definían la vida como un don divino, y si alguien cometía el vergonzoso acto del suicidio, su cadáver sería sometido a juicio. Estos juicios a menudo terminaban con el brutal desmembramiento del cuerpo en las manos de los furiosos pueblerinos. Moving time / hora de la mudanza Esta es la fuente del terror en “Lot 13”, una miniserie muy prometedora del escritor Steve Niles y el artista Glenn Fabry. Las primeras páginas capturaron mi atención de inmediato, y ciertamente me hicieron reflexionar sobre los fanáticos religiosos que todavía encontramos hoy en día. No obstante, la historia ocurre en el presente, siglos después de los horrendos eventos del condado Fairfax. Después de años de ahorrar dinero, una familia de clase media ha comprado una casa y se prepara para mudarse a los suburbios. El padre y la madre parecen ser una pareja amorosa, lidiando con la rebeldía y el cinismo de sus dos hijas adolescentes y su hijo en plena pubertad. Cuando llegan a la nueva casa se dan cuenta que está siendo fumigada, y no estará lista por un par de días. Después de un largo viaje, deciden que lo mejor que pueden hacer es quedarse en un viejo edificio en donde alquilan habitaciones por una tarifa muy reducida. Pero lo que ellos no saben es que las almas corruptas del condado Fairfax también son inquilinos en este edificio. inside the old building / dentro del viejo edificio Siempre he admirado el arte de Glenn Fabry, pero por alguna razón en años recientes había hecho sólo portadas y poco o nada de arte interior. Esta vez, por suerte para nosotros, regresa como artista completo, y es un verdadero disfrute mirar sus páginas. Glenn ha hecho una investigación histórica y eso es evidente cuando vemos su página doble; la actitud de los pueblerinos, sus ropas (incluso sus dientes podridos, bastante comunes en esa era) y su ira colectiva se funden en una poderosa y preciosa imagen. En la página subsiguiente podemos observar el estallido de locura de los pueblerinos y los cuerpos mutilados de aquellos considerados culpables del pecado definitivo: el suicidio. El estilo único de Glenn adquiere aún más coherencia cuando dibuja a lápiz y entinta todo su trabajo, pero esta vez no está a cargo del color. Adam Brown es el colorista y hace un muy buen trabajo con los diferentes ambientes, e incluso con el tono de la piel y el maquillaje de una de las chicas. Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2012/12/lot-13-1-steve-niles-glenn-fabry.html
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Issue twenty of our ongoing webcomic is out! Read it here.
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Another nominee for the most prestigious award ever to be handed out on the Internet.
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