March 28, 2017

February comics / Cómics de febrero

February may be the shortest month, but certainly there was no shortage of comics supply! It was great to finally receive Byrne’s Alpha Flight Omnibus as well as Alan Moore’s Another Suburban Romance. There are some quite good Marvel monthly series but once again I was surprised by the quality of Invincible. My favorite comic of the month is Jason Aaron’s Unworthy Thor #4. And now, without further ado, here are February comics as per solicitations:

ALPHA FLIGHT BY JOHN BYRNE OMNIBUS HC 
(W/A) Various (CA) John Byrne. Legendary writer/artist John Byrne steers one of his greatest creations to glory! Exploding from the pages of X-MEN, Canada's premier super-team Alpha Flight takes the Marvel Universe by storm before starring in its own Byrne-helmed series! Guardian, Shaman, Snowbird, Sasquatch, Aurora, Northstar, Puck and Marrina fight to protect Canada from injustice and evil - including Master of the World, the maniacal alchemist Diablo and the terrifying Great Beasts! But they'll face their darkest defeat at the hands of rival Omega Flight. And when an Alphan falls, can the team fight on? Plus: Loki! The Hulk! And more! Collecting X-MEN (1963) #109, #120-121 and #139-140; MACHINE MAN (1978) #18; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) #83-84; INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #272, #313 and ANNUAL #8; ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) #1-29; X-MEN AND ALPHA FLIGHT (1985) #1-2; X-MEN/ALPHA FLIGHT (1998) #1-2; and material from MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL #7. Rated T

ANOTHER SUBURBAN ROMANCE
(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Juan Jose Ryp. One of the seminal works from the writer who defined modern comics, Alan Moore, is re-mastered for the first time in breathtakingly vibrant color! Alan Moore's performance works making up the play Another Suburban Romance are translated into print and lavishly illustrated as full sequential stories. Comprised of three major pieces, adapted from Moore's original presentations by frequent collaborator Antony (Fashion Beast) Johnston, this original graphic novel is completely illustrated by Juan Jose Ryp. Running from the 1920's Chicago style killings in Old Gangsters Never Die, to the ruminations on modern life in the namesake piece Another Suburban Romance, this powerful work is an essential piece of the Alan Moore graphic novel library that no fan will want to miss!

CHAMPIONS #5
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Humberto Ramos. Oh, great! Just when the Champions had a nice little movement going on, here comes Gwenpool to ruin - I mean, 'improve' - it all, with her patented brand of consequence-less violence and disregard for human life! Rated T+

DOCTOR STRANGE #16 
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Chris Bachalo (CA) Kevin Nowlan. 'Blood in the Aether' reaches its jaw-dropping conclusion. Doctor Strange has run the gamut of his most powerful villains, and waiting at the end? The scariest of all… The dread Dormammu is back and bringing the hurt to his archenemy! Rated T+

DOCTOR STRANGE #17 
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Chris Bachalo (CA) Kevin Nowlan. • In the epic 'Last Days of Magic,' MR. MISERY helped Doctor Strange defeat the Empirikul. • But don't misunderstand, Misery is no hero, and he aims to show Strange the meaning of his name. Rated T+

INFAMOUS IRON MAN #4 
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev. It seems like old times as Victor Von Doom finds himself confronted by Benjamin J. Grimm. But with so much history between them, can Victor ever possibly convince him that times have changed? That Victor Von Doom is now REALLY Iron Man? Rated T+

INVINCIBLE #133 
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Ryan Ottley, Nathan Fairbairn. NEW STORY ARC! 'THE END OF ALL THINGS': Part One-RYAN OTTLEY returns as 'THE END OF ALL THINGS' begins. This twelve-part mega-story will touch every corner of the INVINCIBLE Universe, and when it's over... IT'S OVER. Every single story for the past thirteen years has been leading up to this. ALSO: THIS ISSUE IS .25 CENTS TO CELEBRATE THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF IMAGE COMICS!

JESSICA JONES #5 
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Michael Gaydos (CA) David Mack. Jessica made some tough choices to save her husband and child from the clutches of the latest hateful madness that has hit the Marvel Universe. But was it enough? • Another all-new chapter from Jessica's original creators. The new adventures of Jessica Jones that you'll only find right here. Parental Advisory

MOONSHINE #5 
(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Eduardo Risso. 'MOONSHINE,' Part Five-In the penultimate issue of the opening story arc, torpedo Lou Pirlo is juggling two femme fatales and a bloodthirsty werewolf… and about to discover the true meaning of the expression 'love bites.'

REBORN #4 
(W) Mark Millar (A) Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion (CA) Greg Capullo. MILLAR & CAPULLO's epic sci-fi fantasy story continues. Bonnie and Tom are chained and dragged to Black Wish Mountain, where they are confronted by a vengeful figure from the past. Will they escape to find Harry, or be turned over to Lord Golgotha?

TRUE BELIEVERS: WOLVERINE VS. HULK #1 

TRUE BELIEVERS: WOLVERINE #1 

TRUE BELIEVERS: WOLVERINE – SAVE THE TIGER #1 

UNWORTHY THOR #4 
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Olivier Coipel. • The Odinson's quest is impeded when Proxima Midnight and the Black Swan seek to battle with him! • But are the two acting alone or is there someone else pulling their strings? • Don't miss the debut of the Odinson's all-new look! Rated T+

WALKING DEAD #163 
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard & Various (CA) Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart. NEW STORY ARC! 'CONQUERED'-In the aftermath of The Whisperer War: ALL IS LOST. ALSO: HOLY CRAP! THIS ISSUE IS .25 CENTS TO CELEBRATE THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF IMAGE COMICS!
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Aunque febrero sea el mes más breve, eso no significa que hubiese escasez de cómics. Fue estupendo recibir por fin el Alpha Flight Omnibus de Byrne así como el Another Suburban Romance de Alan Moore. Hay algunas series mensuales de Marvel bastante buenas, pero una vez más me sorprendió la calidad de Invincible. Mi cómic favorito del mes es Unworthy Thor #4 de Jason Aaron. Y ahora, sin más preámbulos, aquí están los cómics de febrero:

ALPHA FLIGHT BY JOHN BYRNE OMNIBUS HC 
El legendario escritor / artista John Byrne crea el primer súper-equipo de Canadá, Alpha Flight: Guardian, Shaman, Snowbird, Sasquatch, Aurora, Northstar, Puck y Marrina luchan para proteger a Canadá de la injusticia y del mal - incluyendo al Amo del Mundo, al alquimista diabólico Diablo y las aterradoras Grandes Bestias; y enfrentarán su más oscura derrota a manos del rival Omega Flight. Recopila X-MEN (1963) # 109, # 120-121 y # 139-140; MACHINE MAN (1978) # 18; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) # 83 - 84; INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) # 272, # 313 y ANNUAL # 8; ALFA VUELO (1983) # 1-29; X-MEN Y ALFA VUELO (1985) # 1-2; X-MEN / ALPHA FLIGHT (1998) # 1 - 2; Y material de MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL # 7. 

ANOTHER SUBURBAN ROMANCE
Una de las obras fundamentales del escritor que definió los cómics modernos, Alan Moore, es presentada por primera vez en vibrante color. Compuesto por tres piezas principales, adaptado de las presentaciones originales de Moore por su colaborador frecuente Antony (Fashion Beast) Johnston, esta original novela gráfica está completamente ilustrada por Juan Jose Ryp. Va desde 1920, los asesinatos de gangsteres en Chicago, a las reflexiones sobre la vida moderna en la pieza homónima "Otro Romance Suburbano".

CHAMPIONS #5
¡Oh, genial! Justo cuando los Campeones tenían algo bueno en marcha, aquí viene Gwenpool, con su marca patentada de violencia y desprecio por la vida humana.

DOCTOR STRANGE #16 
"Sangre en el éter" llega a su impresionante conclusión. Doctor Strange se ha enfrentado a sus villanos más poderosos, y al final que el más temible de todos ... El terrible Dormammu está de vuelta.

DOCTOR STRANGE #17
En la epopeya "Los últimos días de la magia', Mr. Miseria ayudó a Doctor Strange a derrotar a sus enemigos. • Pero no lo malinterpreten, Miseria no es un héroe, y él pretende mostrarle a Strange el significado de su nombre. 

INFAMOUS IRON MAN #4 
Es como en los viejos tiempos: Victor Von Doom es confrontado por Benjamin J. Grimm. Pero con tanta historia entre ellos, ¿podrá Victor convencerlo de que los tiempos han cambiado y que Doom ahora realmente es Iron Man?

INVINCIBLE #133
Esta mega-historia de doce partes tocará cada rincón del Universo de Invincible y cuando haya terminado... será el final de la colección. Cada historia de los últimos trece años ha estado conduciendo a esto. 

JESSICA JONES #5
Jessica tomó algunas decisiones difíciles para salvar a su marido y su hijo de las garras de la locura que ha golpeado al Universo. Pero, ¿fue suficiente?

MOONSHINE #5
Torpedo Lou está jugando con dos femme fatales y un hombre lobo sanguinario... y está a punto de descubrir el verdadero significado de la expresión "mordeduras de amor".

REBORN #4
La épica historia de fantasía de ciencia ficción continúa. Los protagonistas son encadenados y arrastrados a la Montaña de los deseos oscuros, donde se enfrentan con una figura vengativa de su pasado. ¿Se escaparán o se entregarán a Lord Gólgota?

TRUE BELIEVERS: WOLVERINE VS. HULK #1 

TRUE BELIEVERS: WOLVERINE #1 

TRUE BELIEVERS: WOLVERINE – SAVE THE TIGER #1 

UNWORTHY THOR #4
¡La búsqueda del Hijo de Odín se ve obstaculizada cuando Próxima y el Cisne Negro buscan luchar contra él! ¿Pero ambos actuan solos o hay alguien más tirando de sus cuerdas? 

WALKING DEAD #163
Las consecuencas de la guerra de los susurros.

2 comments:

  1. Have not read any of those yet.

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    1. Not even the old Wolverine comics? Or Alpha Flight?

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